ISL 2019-20: Roy Krishna’s Brace from Penalties Leads ATK to 3-1 Win Over Jamshedpur FC

first_imgKolkata: It was a Roy Krishna penalty show as ATK handed Jamshedpur FC their first defeat after a 3-1 result in Indian Super League 2019-20 at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan in Kolkata on Saturday.After a goal-barren first half amid pouring rain in Kolkata, ATK surged to a 2-0 lead through two penalties, both converted by star striker Roy Krishna (57′, 71′). Though another penalty in the 85th minute saw Sergio Castel pull a goal back for Jamshedpur FC, the hosts sealed their third consecutive victory after Edu Garcia (90+4′) scored a late third. The win sees ATK surge to the top of the standings with nine points from four games while Jamshedpur are pushed to fourth with seven points.The match got off to a lively start amid wet conditions in Kolkata and it was the away side who had the first real chance. Eight minutes into the game, Piti outfoxed Jayesh Rane on the left wing before finding Farukh Chowdhury with a cross. But the Indian forward’s header clattered back off the crossbar.The tempo of the match slowed down after the first 10 minutes as Jamshedpur strangled ATK in midfield. However, Michael Soosairaj on the left wing was a continued trouble for the Jamshedpur defence with some skillful dribbling and runs.As a tightly-contested half wounded down, David Williams created a couple of chances for ATK. In the 40th minute, he robbed Memo before playing Rane in with a brilliant backheel. But Rane’s shot was saved. Immediately afterward, Williams set Rane up again, but this time the latter’s shot missed the target by inches.The second half saw ATK continue their dominance on the proceedings with Soosairaj, Krishna and Williams continuing to pose questions for the Jamshedpur defence.Their efforts were rewarded 10 minutes into the half when Krishna embarked on a strong run through the middle, brushing away a couple of Jamshedpur players with ease. However, he was brought down by Tiri inside the box and the referee promptly pointed to the spot. The Fijian forward duly converted the spotkick, sending Subrata Paul the wrong way.Trademark celebration from @ATKFC’s skipper for the night, @RoyKrishna21! ❤Watch #KOLJAM LIVE on @hotstartweets – users can watch it LIVE on the app.#ISLMoments #HeroISL #LetsFootball #TrueLove— Indian Super League (@IndSuperLeague) November 9, 2019 Krishna continued to be a thorn in Jamshedpur’s side with his strong runs and determined pressing. He won another penalty for ATK in the 70th minute when he received a lobbed ball, rode Tiri’s tackle and entered the box, only for Memo to bring him down. The forward made no mistake from the spot yet again as ATK doubled their lead.But just as it seemed ATK were cruising towards a victory, Jamshedpur won a penalty. In the 85th minute, Noe Acosta went down under a rough challenge from Anas Edathodika during a corner routine, forcing the referee to award a spotkick. Sergio Castel promptly made it 2-1 to set up a grandstand finish.ATK capitalised on the space left behind their opponents in injury time. Williams found Krishna on the break with a lovely cross. The Fijian sent Garcia through on goal with a first-time touch and the Spaniard chipped the ball into the back of the net to seal the victory.He has made it a habit! 😋@Edu_Garcia90 comes off the bench and scores AGAIN! 🔥#ISLMoments #KOLJAM #HeroISL #LetsFootball #TrueLove— Indian Super League (@IndSuperLeague) November 9, 2019 atkEdu GarciaFarukh Choudharyfootball First Published: November 9, 2019, 10:15 PM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.last_img read more

Yuvraj Singh aims to dazzle with friends like family at Mumbai Indians

first_imgYuvraj Singh aims to dazzle with friends like family at Mumbai IndiansIPL 2019: Yuvraj Singh never gives up. The man who won India their second World Cup, battled and beat cancer is back on the field to show the world why he is still a champion. advertisement Rajarshi Gupta New DelhiMarch 19, 2019UPDATED: March 19, 2019 14:47 IST Yuvraj Singh will be keen to make a mark in the upcoming season of Indian Premier League (@mipaltan Photo)HIGHLIGHTSYuvraj Singh was bought by Mumbai Indians at his base price of Rs 1 crore at the auctionYuvraj has joined the Mumbai Indians pre-season camp to prepare for IPL 2019Mumbai Indians begin their campaign at home against Delhi Capitals on March 24Yuvraj Singh has had rough decade alright but it’s impossible to put the man down. Eight summers back, he won India the World Cup, battled cancer, won and came back into the Indian team. But gone was his magic. Gone was his power and gone was Yuvraj Singh’s ability to turn a match on its head.But IPL teams still did not hesitate to spend millions on the man advertisers, fans and players never forget to love. Yuvraj Singh, however, has had to endure another rough patch now. He was dropped from the Indian team in the middle of 2017 when India decided to get more serious about plugging those holes in the middle-order. A disastrous IPL season in 2018 with Kings XI Punjab looked like he would throw in the towel and move on.Yuvraj Singh has won bigger battles in life and he was not going to let a slump in form affect him. Once worth crores on the IPL market, he was bought by Mumbai Indians for his base price of Rs 1 crore in the player auction. He turned up at the Wankhede Stadium looking fitter than he did for KXIP and if Zaheer Khan and Rohit Sharma are to be believed, Yuvraj Singh is far, far more determined this time.There’s plenty at stake here. Yuvraj Singh is possibly playing for pride but he surely has one eye on the World Cup. India have little comfort and little cushion after the Big 3. Who will fill up Nos 4 and 5? What if Yuvraj Singh turns on the heat for Mumbai Indians? He will reunite with some of his closest mates – Rohit Sharma, Zaheer Khan, Sachin Tendulkar. Who knows what that can do?advertisementStart your Monday by watching @YUVSTRONG12 walk down the Wankhede stairs and talk about the 2011 @ICC World Cup #CricketMeriJaan #OneFamily Indians (@mipaltan) March 18, 2019Yuvraj doing everything possible to make it count: ZaheerZaheer Khan is one of Yuvraj Singh’s best friends. He also happens to be the Director of Cricket Operations for Mumbai Indians. And Zaheer is convinced Yuvraj is the best man to control the middle-order.”We needed an experienced batsman who controls the game in the middle. Who is better than Yuvraj Singh to do this? Yuvraj is looking forward to this season. He’s doing everything possible to make it count. This is great news for all his fans,” Zaheer Khan told the media on Tuesday.When Rohit Sharma played a poor shot and got out in the first Test in Australia, Yuvraj Singh warned him against throwing away starts again in a cheeky social media post. Rohit listened and played a blinder in Melbourne. Months later, Rohit will lead Yuvraj on to the field as Mumbai Indians seek to produce a good season.Eight years ago, Yuvraj Singh dedicated his World Cup heroics to his hero – Sachin Tendulkar.Tendulkar is now an icon with Mumbai Indians.Yuvraj Singh is back with his own people in a city which holds special memories. A summer of runs, a few wickets and maybe, just maybe, India might be forced to go back to a hero who deserves another chance.Also Read | IPL 2019: Rohit Sharma confirms he will open the batting for Mumbai IndiansAlso Read | Sunrisers Hyderabad feel confident when David Warner is around: Deepak HoodaAlso See:For 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 byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Yuvraj SinghFollow Mumbai IndiansFollow IPL 2019Follow Rohit SharmaFollow Zaheer KhanFollow Indian Premier Leaguelast_img read more

World Cup 2019: ICC ACU Manager confirms no current player is under corruption cloud

first_imgWorld Cup 2019: ICC ACU Manager confirms no current player is under corruption cloudThis is first time in the history of World Cup that all 10 teams competing for the precious cup will have their own dedicated anti-corruption manager. Press Trust of India LondonMay 24, 2019UPDATED: May 24, 2019 19:24 IST ICC Anti-Corruption official Alex Marshall expects the safest World Cup in the history of the global meet.(Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSWorld Cup 2019 is scheduled to be hosted by England and Wales, from 30 May to 14 JulyICC ACU Manager is confident that corruptors will not be able to breach protective layers around the playersACU wing will keep a hawk eye on the list of potential corruptorsNone of the current crop of international cricketers, set to compete in the upcoming ICC World Cup, is under scanner claimed governing body’s top Anti-Corruption official Alex Marshall, who expects the “safest” tournament in the history of the global meet.For the first time ever, all 10 teams competing over the next six weeks in England and Wales will have their own dedicated anti-corruption manager, travelling with them.”Over the last 18 months, we have charged 14 or 15 people. None of those are current players. The people we have charged are administrators, senior administrators, board members, coaches, ex-players and an analyst. These are people on the edge of the squad, not people currently among the player group,” confirmed ICC GM (ACU) Marshall during a media conference on Friday.”In addition to the people we have charged, we have also disrupted more than 30 corruptors who are outside our code, but we nevertheless pursued them wherever they are in the world to make it hard for them to operate as corruptors anywhere near cricket,” he added.He is confident that the corruptors will not be able to breach the protective layers around the players.”When corruptors look at the World Cup they see a very well organised, professional, well governed and well protected event. This is a very tough event for corruptors to come near. Of course they (corruptors) would love to, the yields would be high but our job throughout the World Cup will be to make sure they don’t get near it.”Marshall said that players have been apprised of the threat perception and the ACU wing will keep a hawk eye on the list of potential corruptors.advertisement”The advantage we have at this World Cup is that I can guarantee everyone in every squad understands what the threat is, and what they should be looking out for, and they know how to keep themselves away from this problem,” he said.As far as the appointments of new ACU managers for the teams are concerned, the idea is to use them to create an off-field rapport that helps in nipping in the bud, any off-field suspicious activity.”These (managers) are my people who work all around the world and usually someone who has been working for that team over the last year anywhere, has been on tours and has a good relationship with the players and staff,” he added.Marshall is happy that more and more players are now confident of reporting corrupt approaches to the parent body.”We have developed a much closer relationship with the players and having them with across the whole World Cup just perpetuates that good relationship. And one of the indicators that we know it is working is a big increase in the number of reports coming in from the players.”However he agreed that the threat of corruptors will always be there.”The threat is active and constant, but once the players have a good awareness and are well protected and a tournament is well run and cricket itself becomes resistant, that makes it harder and harder for the corruptors and maybe they will go elsewhere.For 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 bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow anti-corruptionFollow managerlast_img read more

Diana Shippings MV Leto Fetches Higher Charter Rate

first_imgzoom Greek owner of dry bulk vessels Diana Shipping has agreed to extend the present time charter contract for its Panamax dry bulk vessel MV Leto.Under the deal, the ship will continue to work for Rotterdam-based Glencore Agriculture at a gross charter rate of USD 12,500 per day.The 81,297 dwt ship will be hired for a period of sixteen to about nineteen months, starting on January 3, 2018.MV Leto, built in 2010, is currently chartered at a gross charter rate of USD 7,750 per day, minus a 5% commission paid to third parties.Diana Shipping informed that the employment extension is expected to generate some USD 6 million of gross revenue for the minimum scheduled period of the time charter.last_img read more

Provincial Government Employees Surpass United Way Fundraising Goal

first_imgProvincial government employees in 43 departments and agencies across Nova Scotia surpassed fundraising goals during their annual United Way campaign. Throughout the province, public servants raised nearly $568,000 to help the United Way deliver programs and services in their communities. The provincial goal was $500,000. Staff in the Halifax Regional Municipality raised more than $500,000, surpassing their goal of $480,000. Money raised in HRM supports United Way Halifax and helps fund 55 agencies and more than 100 community-based programs. “The generosity of provincial government staff demonstrates their ongoing commitment to creating healthier, safer and stronger communities,” said Laura Lee Langley, deputy minister of Communities, Culture and Heritage and co-chair of this year’s campaign. Co-hosted by Communications Nova Scotia, the departments of Communities, Culture and Heritage, and Energy, this year’s campaign theme was Celebrating Communities. For more than 50 years, provincial government employees have supported the United Way. Participating staff from all levels of the provincial government contribute through a payroll deduction program, fundraising lunches, special events, raffles and auctions organized by volunteers in department offices. “The provincial government employee campaign made a significant contribution that helped United Way Halifax raise more than $6.1-million,” said Catherine Woodman, president and CEO of United Way Halifax. “The enthusiasm and support of government employees is truly inspiring.” The 2013 campaign will be hosted by Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations. For more information about the annual provincial government employee United Way campaign, visit read more

BC woman says drug users hold solution to growing overdose crisis

first_imgVANCOUVER – Drug users are the solution to addressing overdose deaths and providing services to people before they die alone, says a woman who attended a meeting of health professionals in Vancouver trying to develop new strategies to deal with a growing crisis in B.C.Karen Ward, a board member of the Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users, was among about 20 drug users who joined doctors, including the provincial health officer, and the chief coroner at the all-day meeting Friday.Ward lives and works in the Downtown Eastside, where North America’s first supervised injection facility opened in 2003 and multiple resources are available for people who use illicit substances.She said there’s less stigma in the neighbourhood compared with other areas where people often don’t use available services, such as overdose prevention sites, because they feel stigmatized.“We need to emphasize that we are not part of the solution but actually we are the solution. Through empowering drug users to take control of our lives we can find a way out of this,” Ward told a news conference.“What we’re coming away from thus far in (Friday’s) meeting is that first, the war on drugs has failed. The war on drugs is a war on drug users and we’re dying, thousands of us.”Ward said people in all sectors of society are dying alone in their homes so support networks need to be spread across the province to prevent the crisis from escalating further.The meeting focused on the need for safer alternatives to the current drug supply and an examination of existing drug policy and stigma surrounding drug use in a province where 1,400 people have fatally overdosed since January 2016.Dr. Mark Tyndall, executive director of the BC Centre for Disease Control, said it’s time for policy-makers to use a patient or client-centred approach to deal with the overdose issue and that drug users are the ones with the “lived experience.”“The overdose crisis in B.C. and across Canada is not getting better,” he said, adding about 140 people attended the meeting.The City of Vancouver said Friday that more than 400 people could fatally overdose in Vancouver this year based on the number of deaths so far.“That’s more than the total number of overdose deaths in Vancouver for the previous three years combined with no end in sight,” the city said in a news release.Twenty-seven people died last month, based on figures from the police department, the city said. Toxicology reports on the most recent deaths are not yet complete and the coroner also needs to confirm the final numbers.Mayor Gregor Robertson said the city has no idea what the province did with $10 million in federal funding provided last February to address the overdose crisis.Dr. Perry Kendall, the provincial health officer, said money was spent before the cheque arrived and the rest has been allotted to deal with the ongoing problem.Kendall urged parents to talk to their children about the dangers of potentially deadly illicit opioids before end-of-school celebrations.He said in a letter to be distributed at middle and high schools that 19 youths between the ages of 14 and 18 have died from overdoses since January 2016.He said the youngest person was a 14-year-old who was experimenting with drugs.“Non-judgmental and supportive conversations about substance use and overdose risks can save lives.”He said up to two-thirds of overdoses in B.C. are due to the painkiller fentanyl, which has been detected in other opioids including heroin, methadone and codeine as well as cocaine, ecstasy and methamphetamines.Older children should be encouraged to take responsibility at parties where drugs may be available and call 911 knowing they will not face criminal consequences, Kendall said.He said the overdose-reversing drug naloxone should also be provided and parents who are illicit drug users themselves should carry it and be prepared to perform rescue breathing before help arrives, potentially preventing brain damage.— Follow @CamilleBains1 on Twitter.last_img read more

Fuel truck spill closes Alaska Highway north of Liard Hot Springs

first_imgUPDATE – The Highway is now open to single-lane alternating traffic.FORT NELSON, B.C. — The Alaska Highway is closed because of a spill involving a fuel truck between Liard Hot Springs and the Yukon border.According to the B.C. Ministry of Environment, at around 1:00 am this morning, a transport truck carrying roughly 55,000 litres of fuel was reported to have overturned on the Alaska Highway at Mile 543. No leak was reported at the time of the crash, but in an update at 7:45 a.m., the RCMP confirmed that the load was leaking. Members of the Watson Lake Fire Department and additional RCMP are en route to the incident site. The overturned truck is approximately 500 m from the Liard River.The responding Environmental Emergency Response Officer with the Ministry has reached out to the local Emergency Program Coordinator and local First Nations to notify them of the incident. The officer is currently preparing to conduct an overflight of the incident site.The Alaska Highway is currently closed in both directions. Biil Woodworth with the federal government agency responsible for the Alaska Highway north of Mile 84 says that an update on the situation is expected at noon.This is a developing story, and we’ll have an update once we receive more information.last_img read more

Bikini Fashion Show in Front Hassan Mosque in Rabat in the

Rabat – During the 1960s, Morocco was the hosting venue of a swimwear fashion show organized by a British manufacturer seeking to unveil its latest swim brands collection.A video posted to YouTube by channel Far Maroc shows international models posing in bikinis and other beach clothing at a fashion show held in the capital Rabat in 1967.Among those invited to the fashion show is the late Princess Lalla Nouzha, a sister of late King of Morocco, Hassan II. In addition to posing in bikinis next to a hotel swimming pool, the models are also seen in the video posing on the Rabat beach and at the esplanade of tour Hassan mosque. read more

Navy files criminal case against 10 Indian fishermen

A Sri Lanka court has slapped criminal cases against 10 of the 19 fishermen from Pudukottai, 27 days after they were arrested at Killinochi, the Press Trust of India reported.S Emirit and P Sesuraja, President and Secretary respectively of Tamil Nadu Coastal Fishermen’s Association, said the navy had charged them for “deliberately” colliding their boat with the Sri Lankan high speed modern patrol boat and damaging it. Emiret requested the Tamil Nadu government to intervene and save them. The Judicial Magistrate Jawahabdeen remanded the fishermen till November 18. The fishermen from Pudukottai district were arrested last month when they were fishing in the Paruthithurai sea and near Kattaikaadu, a Sri Lankan coastal area. read more

Goodman School seeks distinguished grad nominations

The Goodman School of Business has once again begun its annual search for notable graduates.Nominations are now open for its Distinguished Graduate award.Nominees must have graduated from the Faculty of Business or Goodman School of Business with a BAdmin, BAcc, BBA, MAcc or MBA and have at least five years work and life experience since graduating.They must also demonstrate at least one of the following:• Outstanding professional achievements• Outstanding education achievements• Outstanding community achievements• Outstanding volunteer achievements• Outstanding entrepreneurial achievements• An ongoing commitment to Brock UniversityNominations are due July 31 and should consist of a letter outlining the nominee’s achievements, two additional letters of support or newspaper clippings, a resume, list of awards or journal articles.Winners are chosen by a committee consisting of the Dean, department chairs and graduates.For more information or to submit a nomination, contact Susan Leblanc. read more

UN relief agencies distribute food and seeds to half a million in

As part of the “Seeds Protection Ration,” the UN World Food Programme (WFP) has started to distribute 5,800 tons of food aid to assist 535,000 vulnerable people in provinces most affected by insecurity in Burundi. The food aid will be given together with seeds and farm tools provided by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).The rationing is enough to last 20 days, and is planned for two planting seasons – in September-October and February-March – and is normally carried out every year in Burundi due to its success.”This programme is expected to contribute towards increased agricultural production of the most vulnerable populations, which will improve their food security,” said Mustapha Darboe, WFP’s Country Director in Burundi. “Farmers can market the food surpluses, and use the income to create assets as well as improve their livelihoods.”Continual fighting in Burundi has resulted in significant population displacements, erosion of assets, significant livestock theft, as well as destruction of homesteads. Nearly 1.4 million people in Burundi, mainly internally displaced persons, do not have adequate access to food and thus depend on WFP food assistance. read more

Were all hurting Calgary arts cut to the bone as corporate funds

Vicki Stroich, Alberta Theatrre Projects executive director, sits in an empty theatre in Calgary, Alta., Thursday, March 16, 2017. Calgary’s performing arts scene has become a casualty of corporate cost cutting as the city’s economic doldrums drag into their third year, prompting organizations to band together to seek more municipal support. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh ‘We’re all hurting’: Calgary arts cut to the bone as corporate funds dry up CALGARY – Calgary’s performing arts scene has become a casualty of corporate cost-cutting as the city’s economic doldrums drag into a third year, prompting organizations to band together to seek more municipal support.The energy sector has long been a stalwart patron of the arts in the white-collar heart of the oilpatch. But weak energy markets have forced firms to tighten their spending, leaving less for sponsorships.The issue came into stark relief earlier this month when Alberta Theatre Projects, a 45-year-old institution, put out an urgent plea for donations. It said it wasn’t sure it could survive past the upcoming season without a significant cash infusion by May 1.“There’s a level of uncertainty in the corporate environment and we get it. We understand,” said Vicki Stroich, ATP executive director.The organization’s corporate sponsorship dollars have dropped 70 per cent since the price of oil spiked above US$100 a barrel three years ago — more than double what it is now — and then plummeted.The company, with a focus on new Canadian plays, was facing a $400,000 shortfall. Half of that was filled by a donation from the Calgary Foundation, a local philanthropic organization.About three weeks after its plea, ATP was halfway way toward raising the remaining $200,000.The mid-sized theatre company needs the money to hold it over while it figures out how to keep itself going in the long term, said Stroich.“We’re not a supertanker, but we’re also not a tiny speedboat that can turn on a dime.”Calgary ranks among the lowest in Canada when it comes to municipal grants for the arts, said Patti Pon, who leads the city’s arts development organization.Data compiled by Calgary Arts Development shows the city gets $6.50 per capita in ongoing grant funding, which excludes capital investments. By contrast, Vancouver gets $19.36.In boom times, the disparity wasn’t a problem because of the corporate sector’s generosity. Now, there’s only so far arts outfits can stretch their dollars.“I think we’re at that point where it’s going to snap. It’s going to break,” said Pon.“Just because companies are not-for-profit doesn’t mean that they’re for-loss. You do have to have your inputs be greater than your outputs over the long run.”Some of the city’s main arts players met recently to discuss their collective challenges and the appeal they plan to make to the city.Colleen Smith, executive director of Theatre Calgary, said her company is not in as dire a situation as ATP, but she’s worried about the tight-knit theatre community as a whole.“It’s a bad situation and I really fear that if we don’t rectify what’s happening right now, we can lose some significant organizations in the very near future.”Ann Connors with One Yellow Rabbit Performance Theatre said her company can’t cut much deeper without sacrificing quality.“We already operate to the bone,” she said. “It’s safe to say we’re all hurting in some way.”The company’s month-long High Performance Rodeo festival in January was well attended, but still missed box office targets because of lower ticket prices.“That’s a pretty strong message. It says people want to come out and people want to see it, but there’s a challenge in what they can afford to do.”The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra has seen little change in attendance, but there’s been a big shift in which seats are snapped up first, said president and CEO Paul Dornian.“In good times, the good seats go first and now it’s sort of the reverse,” he said.Ticket revenues dropped $300,000 between 2015 and 2016.“With quite comparable audience numbers, we’re seeing somewhat less revenue.”Donations dropped by about one-quarter in 2016 compared with 2015.“It’s been a challenge, but I still feel great about our organization,” said Dornian. “We’re not going to stop making music because of the price of oil.” by Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press Posted Mar 26, 2017 8:00 am MDT Last Updated Mar 26, 2017 at 8:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Vial thieves threw away John Paul IIs blood

first_imgTHIEVES ACCUSED OF stealing a religious relic stained with Polish pope John Paul II’s blood threw it away thinking it worthless, Italian media said today, reporting the police had detained three people.The three “did not understand the relic’s value” and “cannot remember where they threw away the precious loot”, the ANSA news agency said, citing the police.Police recovered the object’s metal frame but could not find the cloth, believed to be part of the robe the pontiff was wearing when he was shot in an assassination attempt in St Peter’s Square in 1981.It was stolen on Saturday along with a cross, which has also been found, from the San Pietro della Ienca church in the mountainous Abruzzo region in central Italy where the late pope loved to go on skiing holidays.The Abruzzo news website said two of those arrested are 23 and 24 years old and are drug addicts known to the police for other petty crimes.The relic is a framed, tiny square of cloth.The relic was given to the small church in 2011 by Stanislaw Dziwisz, a cardinal who served as John Paul II’s personal secretary until his death in 2005.Local media said some 50 police officers and sniffer dogs were deployed in the search for the missing relic in an area famed for its weathered stone houses and the little church where the head of the Roman Catholic Church once reportedly took refuge in a storm.John Paul II and the Italian pope John XXIII, known as “Good Pope John”, are set to become saints in a ceremony at the Vatican in April – an event which will substantially increase the value of the stolen relic.- © AFP, 2014Read: Vial thieves steal blood of Pope John Paul II>last_img read more

Elephants tuberculeuses la fondation Brigitte Bardot veut prendre en charge les animaux

first_imgElephants tuberculeuses : la fondation Brigitte Bardot veut prendre en charge les animauxLundi, la Fondation Brigitte Bardot a demandé dans une lettre ouverte adressée au préfet du Rhône que les éléphantes Baby et Népal, soupçonnées d’être tuberculeuses, lui soient confiées. “Sauvons Baby et Népal” ! C’est ce qu’a clamé dans une lettre ouverte dévoilée lundi Brigitte Bardot au sujet des deux éléphantes soupçonnées d’avoir la tuberculose. Vendredi, le tribunal administratif de Lyon, saisi par Gilbert Edelstein, directeur du cirque Pinder et propriétaire des éléphantes, a en effet donné raison au préfet, qui a ordonné l’euthanasie des deux pachydermes, après le décès par tuberculose d’une troisième éléphante. Face à cette nouvelle décision, Brigitte Bardot a donc décidé de réagir en adressant une lettre au préfet dans laquelle elle lui demande de lui confier les deux éléphantes. Pour cela, elle réclame un nouvel arrêté, non plus d’abattage de Baby et Népal, mais de saisie afin que ces animaux soient confiés à sa Fondation qui pourra leur assurer une fin de vie digne, dans un parc de quarantaine où elles pourront être soignées sans risque de contamination avec d’autres animaux ou du public.”Ma Fondation a déjà pris en charge de nombreux animaux sauvages saisis de cirques mouroirs, nous avons même financé une structure d’accueil pour les félins, très nombreux à vivre l’enfer dans leur cage de transport. Nous avons pris en charge également un hippopotame maltraité chez Zavatta pour le transférer en Afrique du Sud dans une réserve naturelle et participons, depuis des années, au financement d’un hôpital pour éléphants en Thaïlande…”, assure t-elle dans la lettre dénonçant les “négligences de Monsieur Edelstein”.Pour un meilleur dépistage de la tuberculose chez les éléphantsÀ lire aussiTuberculose : pulmonaire, osseuse ou ganglionnaire, de quoi s’agit-il ?Ajouté à cela, la Fondation et sa présidente accusent les autorités sanitaires, pourtant “parfaitement conscientes des risques humains” de ne pas jouer leur “rôle d’alerte” : “la tuberculose est présente chez les éléphants mais le dépistage n’est pas obligatoire ! Si tous les éléphants présents sur notre territoire devaient être testés, il faudrait ensuite prononcer l’euthanasie de 25% d’entre eux !”. Elles s’attaquent également aux cirques “qui exploitent de façon ignoble et dans des conditions inadaptées les animaux sauvages comme les éléphants” et les zoos “qui présentent des espèces sauvages dans des enclos misérables et qui n’interviennent pas pour les sauver de l’extinction”. “Il faut arrêter de se cacher derrière la magie du cirque et dénoncer cet odieux mensonge des circassiens qui prétendent aimer leurs animaux !”, clament-elles encore dans la lettre qui n’a pas encore trouvé de réponse. Le 24 décembre 2012 à 19:05 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Dominicas Prime Minister Met with Prime Minister Minnis

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, September 25, 2017 – Nassau – The Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit, Prime Minister of Dominica, which was recently ravaged by Hurricane Maria, stopped in Nassau Sunday morning, September 24, and met at Jet Aviation with Prime Minister Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis, Minister of Financial Services, Trade & Industry and Immigration the Hon. Brent Symonette, and Minister of Transport and Local Government the Hon. Frankie Campbell.Inside the private jet facility, they are pictured discussing the hurricane’s devastation, left to right: PM Dr. Minnis, Mr. Campbell, PM Skerrit, and Mr. Symonette.  In second photo, outside, gestures of goodwill.(BIS Photos/Peter Ramsay)Release: BIS Related Items:last_img read more

Kolasinac reveals Arsenal support after error at United

first_imgSead Kolasinac has revealed how Arsenal players supported him after his gaffe handed Jesse Lingard a goal in their 2-2 draw at United on Wednesday.Arsenal had just taken the lead through a Marcos Rojo own goal, but one minute, an error by Kolasinac gifted United an equalizer.After the game, Unai Emery praised Kolasinac for his overall performance to lift his spirit as he looked miserable.“It’s a good feeling coming into the dressing room like that,” Kolasinac told Sky Sports.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“Especially after knowing you’ve made a mistake and that mistake has potentially cost us two points. It made me feel better.“The manager told me in no uncertain terms not to get too down about it, and that did help me. Everyone in the team too, it wasn’t just the coaching staff.“All the players came over and they consoled me and told me not to get too down about it, and it gives you belief and confidence. You notice then we’re a tight-knit team and I think it’s a positive.”last_img read more

Vancouvers ProtoPlant produces filament used in 3D printers

first_imgAll 3-D printing starts with a computer design, which serves as a virtual blueprint. Sophisticated 3-D printers, which cost up to several million dollars apiece, spray or squirt out layers of metal, rubber and plastic to form an object.The technology is already being used to create artificial limbs and could someday be used to churn out food, too.A traditional prosthetic limb might cost tens of thousands of dollars, but 3-D printers can slash the cost to $100 or even less. This especially benefits children, who grow quickly enough that they need to be refitted frequently for new prostheses.A high school science class in Durham, N.C., is using a 3-D printer this school year to create functional prosthetic hands for three children. Each hand costs just $20 to $30 in materials, using a $2,600 printer.3-D printers have been used to help animals, too.In 2012, scientists used a 3-D printer to construct a prosthetic beak tip for a rescued bald eagle named Beauty. With a custom-printed prosthesis, the eagle was able to drink water and preen herself for the first time since being shot in the face by a poacher.The Department of Defense recently approved funding for research that could lead to 3-D-printed food. The idea is to blast dehydrated meats and vegetables into nutrient-dense concoctions that could then be reconstituted in the field. Scientists expect that technology to be available as soon as 2025.last_img read more

Delta Corp files High Court petition seeking casino license in Daman and

first_img Lack of premium mass strategy begs questions of SJM’s Grand Lisboa Palace launch: analysts Strong VIP growth sees Okada Manila GGR climb 72% in August Genting’s Resorts World Las Vegas names five key additions to executive team Daman and Diu is one of three states and territories in India where casino gaming is legal but there are currently no casinos in operation. Delta Corp operates three offshore casinos in Goa and one land-based casino in each of Goa and Sikkim.According to Indian gaming news website Glaws, Delta Corp’s subsidiary has named the Union Territory Administration of Daman and Diu, the Administrator of Daman and Diu and the Director of Tourism of the Union Territory Administration as respondents to its petition.The company wants the Bombay High Court to compel authorities in Daman and Diu to issue its license under Section 13A of the Goa, Daman and Diu Public Gambling Act, 1976. India’s largest casino operator, Delta Corp, has filed a writ petition with the Bombay High Court in the hope of forcing authorities in the union territory of Daman and Diu to issue a casino license.The move comes four years after Delta Corp opened five-star resort The Deltin in Daman via its subsidiary, Daman Hospitality Private Limited, with plans to launch casino operations. However, the company has still not received regulatory approval from local authorities. RelatedPosts Load Morelast_img read more