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Public Accounts Committee (PAC) chairman Murli Manohar Joshi on Tuesday said the Congress will have to “face the music for supporting corruption” in the upcoming session of Parliament as the Speaker Meira Kumar has returned his report on the 2G spectrum allotment scam.The draft report was returned to him since it was not adopted by the committee. Eleven of the 21 members on the PAC had opposed the report. The report had accused jailed DMK MP and former telecom minister A. Raja of “misleading” Prime Minister Manmohan Singh by telling him that the auction of spectrum was “considered” but not recommended by the telecom commission and the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India. It charged the PMO with violation of basic norms of governance and “looking the other way” when there was a difference of opinion between the telecom and law ministries over the allotment of spectrum.Click here to EnlargeJoshi refused to comment on the Speaker’s decision. “The Speaker is competent to take a view,” he said. The decision to return his report was apparently communicated to the PAC chairman in a letter by the Speaker.He, however, did not divulge the contents of the letter. But the veteran BJP leader had strong words for the Congress which disrupted proceedings on the day his report was to be submitted to the Speaker. “The Congress has wholeheartedly decided to support corruption. But they will not escape?They will have to face the music in Parliament,” Joshi said, indicating that the upcoming session will be stormy given the sharp division between the BJP and the Congress on corruption.advertisementOther Opposition members were in agreement. According to an Opposition MP, the “war” that started in the PAC will be continued in the Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) that is probing the 2G scam.He was referring to the manner in which the UPA, with the help of the SP and the BSP, sabotaged the proceedings of the PAC in its last meeting on April 28. The PAC, which met to adopt the draft report on the 2G spectrum issue, saw the UPA members in the panel “rejecting” the report and demanding Joshi’s resignation as chairman. At the same time, the SP and BSP members said they needed more time to study the contents of the report and take a view on the issue.The Opposition members, however, approved the draft report and said they would support Joshi if he submitted the report to the Speaker before April 30.The ball, since then, had been in Speaker Meira Kumar’s court. The UPA members had written to her saying that they have lost the confidence in Joshi and he was scuttling the “democratic” process within the parliamentary panel. The SP and BSP members had separately written to her saying that they needed more time to study the report.The Speaker’s decision has, naturally, come as a major relief to the embattled Congress. However, AICC general secretary and media department chairperson Janardan Dwivedi declined to comment. He said it was up to the Speaker to take a view on the draft report. The Speaker is currently out of the country.Former Lok Sabha secretary general PDT Achary said the report was only a “draft” and the Speaker was not bound to accept it in the first place. A report becomes a report only when it is approved by the committee.In the absence of that, Achary said, it does not have the status of a report. Asked if the PAC can revisit the issue again, Achary said that depended on the committee. “It has to take a view. The new PAC has to decide whether it wants to take up the 2G spectrum issue again. The chairman on his own cannot select the subject,” he added.For more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.
Australia cancelled their tour of Bangladesh in October Australia cancelled their tour of Bangladesh in October for security reasons and then withdrew their side from the Under-19 World Cup in the country at the start of this year.England, however, fielded a team at the youth tournament.Current advice from Britains Foreign Office states “there is a heightened threat of further terrorist attacks” in Bangladesh, although similar assessments could be made of a number of countries.Dealing with security threats has long been an issue for cricket, as it has been for other major sports and entertainment events.Englands 1972/73 tour of India saw a team captained by Tony Lewis receive death threats from the Black September group responsible for the murder of 11 Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics.However, Englands tour passed off without major incident.More recently, the England team at the 2003 World Cup in southern Africa refused to play in Zimbabwe citing concerns over player safety — a decision that contributed to a failure to get out of the group stage.Five years later an England team captained by Kevin Pietersen and featuring opening batsman Strauss returned to India for a Test series whose future had been called into question by the Mumbai terror attacks.Last week James Anderson, Englands all-time leading wicket-taker, expressed the teams confidence in Dickasons judgement as he went about his fact-finding mission in Bangladesh.”Reg is brilliant at his job and hes looked after us for the best part of 10 years and David is there with the PCA,” said Anderson, also a member of Englands 2003 World Cup squad.advertisement”We trust their ability to see what the safety is like. AFP AH AH
ATHENS (AP) — AEK Athens easily defeated 10-man Panathinaikos 3-0 Sunday to retake first place in the Greek league.Sergio Araujo scored twice and Rodrigo Galo added a third for AEK, which also had two second-half shots hit the post.Panathinaikos was left a man down in the 34th minute, four minutes after Araujo had scored the opener, when Emanuel Insua received a second yellow card for a tackle on fellow Argentinian Araujo.In the 52nd, Galo scored his first goal for the club since 2015, and Araujo closed the scoring in the 68th.AEK leads PAOK by two points and defending champion Olympiakos by three. Panathinaikos is ninth.Also, Apollon beat Larissa 3-0, while Panionios vs. Xanthi and Kerkyra vs. Lamia both ended 0-0.After a government-ordered three-week suspension of the Greek league, PAOK beat Atromitos 2-0 to briefly return to first place on Saturday and Olympiakos came from behind to draw at Levadiakos 1-1.TweetPinShare0 Shares
Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag were among others, who paid their tributes to hockey legend Dhyan Chand on his birthday — August 29, which is also celebrated as National Sports Day.Tendulkar, Sehwag and Laxman remembered Major Dhyan Chand on his 113th birth anniversary on Wednesday and paid their regards on Twitter to the man, who changed the face of Indian hockey.Born on August 29, 1905 in Allahabad, Dhyan Chand is remembered for his goal-scoring records and winning three Olympic gold medals in 1928, 1932 and 1936 as India dominated the sport.Dhyan Chand is also known as the ‘wizard’ for his exploits on the field. Dhyan Chand retired from the game in 1948 and eight years later, he was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 1956.The National Hockey Stadium in New Delhi — Dhyan Chand Stadium — is named after Dhyan Chand’s name.And India’s sporting icons and others had great things to say about the legend.Tendulkar spoke about the stories he heard about the legend while Sehwag tweeted about how Dhyan Chand’s magic brought people to the hockey stadiums.”I’ve heard stories about Major Dhyan Chand practising Hockey under a moonlit sky as there were no floodlights in those days. He did what it took to fulfil his dream. That’s what I call commitment. Remembering him on his 113th birth anniversary,” tweeted Tendulkar.After India’s 1st match at 1936 Olympics, ppl watching other sports filled hockey stadiums. A German newspaper headline read – The Olympic complex now has a magic show too. ‘Berlin had posters: Visit hockey stadium to watch the Indian magician Dhyan Chand in action,” Sehwag tweeted.advertisementI’ve heard stories about #MajorDhyanChand practising Hockey under a moonlit sky as there were no floodlights in those days. He did what it took to fulfil his dream. That’s what I call commitment. Remembering him on his 113th birth anniversary #NationalSportsDay #SportPLAYINGIndia pic.twitter.com/O8aQc3UhEcSachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) August 29, 2018After Indias 1st match at 1936 Olympics,ppl watching other sports filled hockey stadiums .A German newspaper headline read-The Olympic complex now has a magic show too.’Berlin had posters:Visit hockey stadium to watch the Indian magician Dhyan Chand in action #NationalSportsDay pic.twitter.com/FIKougv55SVirender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) August 29, 2018Sir Don Bradman once said, he scores goals the way we score runs. As we remember the legendary Major Dhyan Chand, my greetings to all from the sports fraternity on #NationalSportsDay. May we all inculcate some sport as a part of our life. pic.twitter.com/vUAwzn7CV6VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) August 29, 2018Remembering the hockey legend, Olympic gold medalist #MajorDhyanChand today . He was such an inspiration for young sportsmen in India, and an icon for millions who made sports a part of their lives! #NationalSportsDayHarbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) August 29, 2018My tributes to #MajorDhyanChand on his birth anniversary & #NationalSportsDay! Sports is been my life since a very young age & I emphasise that everyone should make sports a part of their lives not just for health but it also imparts determinations, passion & hard work in you! pic.twitter.com/ADlJQ0x9NJSuresh Raina (@ImRaina) August 29, 2018A passion for a dream A will to work hard and a vision ,create champions … wish you all a very happy National sports day… Birth anniversary of the legendary ..magician.. hockey wizard ..Dada Dhyanchand ji #NationalSportsDay #hockey #proud pic.twitter.com/3DlbV4fR5ssreejesh p r (@16Sreejesh) August 29, 2018Today, we commemorate Major Dhyan Chand’s Birth Anniversary as #NationalSportsDay. Let us give our tributes to one of India’s greatest sports icons by inculcating sports as part of our lifestyle. pic.twitter.com/fOcMqHRejZRajyavardhan Rathore (@Ra_THORe) August 29, 2018As India celebrate its National Sports Day, the country’s athletes have the chance to make the nation prouder at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang.India, who have accumulated 50 medals already in the competition, will take part in medal events of women’s heptathlon, women’s 200 metre final and men’s triple jump.The Indian women’s hockey team will also have a chance of assuring themselves of at least a silver when they take on China in the semi-finals.The men’s hockey team will play Malaysia in the semi-finals on Thursday.India currently have nine gold, 19 silver and 22 bronze.
Former Australia captain Michael Clarke said on Friday that he is a bit concerned about India’s chopping and changing strategy ahead of the World Cup. Clarke opined that India are not “too concerned” about winning or losing at the moment and are rather focussing on getting their combination right for the quadrennial showpiece event.Michael Clarke’s comments come after India were whitewashed in the two-match T20I series by Australia earlier this week. India had left out their go-to spinner Kuldeep Yadav from the squad and also rotated their openers, Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma.Speaking after the series loss in Bengaluru, captain Virat Kohli had said the team management wanted to give game time to “everyone” and see how they reacted. However, Kohli shot back at a scribe who had asked whether the team is experimenting at the cost of winning the series on the eve of the five-match ODI series on Friday.Kohli had said India are playing the series to win and insisted Australia won the T20I series because they were a better side. “From outside, it’s easy to say, they don’t have the heart to play. We always want to win games for India,” Kohli had said.Stressing that as a former captain, his approach would have been to win all the games in the lead up to the World Cup, Clarke, at India Today Conclave 2019 in New Delhi, said: “My only concern with India’s approach in the first two T20s against Australia and in the current series is that they are not too concerned about winning or losing those games.advertisement”Listening to Virat talking after the last T20, these ODIs their approach is going to be the same, they are going to try a few players whom they are going to take in the 15 to the World Cup. That would be a little bit different from my approach. My attitude leading up to the World Cup was trying and winning every game to get the momentum and get confidence into our group.”Clarke also pointed out that the pressure of the “favourite tag” should only spur on top teams at the World Cup and not the other way around.”I don’t think there’s anything wrong about being the favourites, it’s all about the attitude. I think back in 2007, when Australia won the World Cup in the Caribbean, we were the favourites, we didn’t lose a single game and went on to win the World Cup. The tag of the favourites perhaps enhanced the way we wanted to play, like favourites. Yes we had so much of experience in that team and that perhaps made it easier as well,” Clarke added.”Sometimes I do feel that if you put a tournament at a very high pedestal, it may be hard to reach sometimes.”Also Read | Playing to win series vs Aus or else I’ll leave the ball to hit the stumps: Virat KohliAlso Read | Don’t think India will be under extra pressure vs Pakistan at 2019 World Cup: Sunil GavaskarAlso Read | Mithali Raj ready to give 2021 Women’s World Cup a shotAlso See:
Share on Messenger MLB Share on Pinterest Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn Corey Kluber got hit hard again, and the last line drive really hurt. The struggling Cleveland Indians right-hander broke his right forearm when he was hit by a comebacker during a 4-2 loss to the Miami Marlins on Wednesday night.Kluber was struck by Brian Anderson’s liner in the fifth inning. “It looked ugly,” Indians manager Terry Francona said.Kluber’s arm was placed in a cast, and he’ll be re-evaluated in Cleveland on Thursday. The Indians will have a better idea at that point of how long he might be out. “It stinks, you know?” teammate Roberto Perez said. “He’s our ace. We’re going to miss him.” Topics Support The Guardian Cleveland Indians Baseball Since you’re here… US sports Share on Twitter The two-time American League Cy Young Award winner allowed eight hits and three runs in 4 2/3 innings, which left his ERA at 5.80. The Indians were already without starter Mike Clevinger, who is sidelined until at least June by a back injury.Caleb Smith struck out eight in seven innings to help Miami stop a four-game slide. He allowed one run on Perez’s third homer in the third inning. Even for the victors, Kluber’s injury was a downer. “I’m sorry to see that,” Smith said. “He’s a great pitcher.”Anderson’s infield hit caromed off Kluber, and the ace’s arm dangled at his side as he chased down the ball. He swatted it toward first base with his glove rather than throwing it. “It happened so quick, I couldn’t tell where he got hit,” said Perez, the Indians’ catcher. “I saw him holding his arm. It was tough.”Kluber briefly visited with a trainer and Francona before walking off the field. “Tito kept asking him, ‘How do you feel?’ and he was just numb,” Perez said. “At that point you start thinking the worst.” The Indians said the fracture was non-displaced, meaning the bone was still properly aligned.Miami center fielder Rosell Herrera, who came into the game batting .148, had a career-high three RBIs to double his season total. Herrera also made a diving catch to rob Carlos Gonzalez of a hit.Cleveland’s Carlos Santana homered in the ninth off Sergio Romo, who regrouped to earn his fifth save. The Indians, last in the AL in hitting, had just two at-bats with a runner in scoring position. … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many new organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Share on WhatsApp Two-time American League Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber left Wednesday’s game with a fractured forearm. Share via Email Reuse this content
Australian Times (AEST):4:40pm – Men’s 40’s – Australia v Singapore 5.30pm – Men’s 35’s – Australia v Spain 6.20pm – Women’s Open – Australia v England Women’s 30’s 7.10pm – Men’s 30’s – Australia v Luxembourg 7.10pm – Senior Mixed – Australia v Italy 8.50pm – Mixed Open – Australia v England 8.50pm – Men’s 35’s – Australia v England 9.40pm – Men’s 40’s – Australia v New Zealand 10.30pm – Women’s Open – Australia v Wales 10.30pm – Men’s 30’s – Australia v South Africa 11.20pm – Men’s Open – Australia v France 11.20pm – Senior Mixed – Australia v New Zealand 12.10am – Mixed Open – Australia v Nuie 1.00am – Men’s 35’s – Australia v Ireland 1.50am – Men’s 40’s – Australia v England 2.40am – Men’s 30’s – Australia v Fiji 3.30am – Men’s Open – Australia v Netherlands 4.20am – Women’s Open – Australia v ScotlandAustralia’s games will be at the following times (Scotland time):7.50am – Men’s 40’s – Australia v Singapore8.30am – Men’s 35’s – Australia v Spain9.20am – Women’s Open – Australia v England Women’s 30’s10.10am – Men’s 30’s – Australia v Luxembourg10.10am – Senior Mixed – Australia v Italy11.50am – Mixed Open – Australia v England11.50am – Men’s 35’s – Australia v England12.40pm – Men’s 40’s – Australia v New Zealand1.30pm – Women’s Open – Australia v Wales1.30pm – Men’s 30’s – Australia v South Africa2.20pm – Men’s Open – Australia v France2.20pm – Senior Mixed – Australia v New Zealand3.10pm – Mixed Open – Australia v Nuie4.00pm – Men’s 35’s – Australia v Ireland4.50pm – Men’s 40’s – Australia v England5.40pm – Men’s 30’s – Australia v Fiji6.30pm – Men’s Open – Australia v Netherlands7.20pm – Women’s Open – Australia v ScotlandPlease note that Scotland is nine hours behind Australia. Stay tuned to the website and our Facebook and Twitter pages for all of the latest information.
On Saturday, October 25, the 16th annual TWO x TWO for AIDS and Art benefit dinner and contemporary art auction raised a record $7 million with funds benefiting amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, and the Dallas Museum of Art.Close to 465 people attended the sold-out black-tie event, chaired by noted art patrons and longtime TWO x TWO for AIDS and Art supporters, John and Lisa Runyon, and hosted annually by Cindy and Howard Rachofsky at their Richard Meier-designed home, The Rachofsky House.“Our heartfelt thanks go to the artists, gallerists, and TWO x TWO supporters. Their generosity has allowed us to raise $7 million, bringing our 16-year total to $52 million. TWO x TWO for AIDS and Art continues to play a monumental role in fundraising for amfAR and the Dallas Museum of Art,” said Howard Rachofsky.The fundraising total was announced this morning by Howard Rachofsky at a private brunch hosted by Amy and Vernon Faulconer and Cindy and Howard Rachofsky. The brunch event was held at The Warehouse, a private art storage facility, owned by Howard Rachofsky and Vernon Faulconer, which includes an extensive library, and 18,000 square feet of exhibition space.Gavin Delahunty, the Dallas Museum of Art Hoffman Family Senior Curator of Contemporary Art, spoke about artist Wade Guyton and his work, followed by Eric Muscatell, Vice President of Development, amfAR, who presented Wade Guyton with amfAR’s 2014 Award of Excellence for Artistic Contributions to the Fight Against AIDS.The Saturday evening gala was designed by Todd Fiscus of TODD Events, who carried out a golden hued theme within the Freedome, a 7,000-square-foot geodesic dome which stood at 48 feet tall in the center and seated the gala guests.The night included cocktails and a silent auction, followed by a seated, multi-course dinner. The evening began with thank yous to the sponsors by Cindy and Howard Rachofsky, TWO x TWO Director Melissa Meeks Ireland, and award-winning actor and longtime TWO x TWO supporter John Benjamin Hickey, who also served as the emcee for the gala.Maxwell Anderson, the Eugene McDermott Director of the Dallas Museum of Art, also addressed the guests. Actor Allison Janney, a guest of Presenting Sponsor Audi of America, introduced the featured entertainer CeeLo Green, the multi Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter. Also in attendance were Erykah Badu and Tyson Chandler.There were 125 works of art offered in the live and silent auctions this year. The live auction, conducted by Jamie Niven, Chairman, Sotheby’s, North and South America, featured works by 2014 amfAR honoree Wade Guyton as well as Do Ho Suh, Jeff Koons, Sadamasa Motonaga, Frank Bowling, Roni Horn, and Shinro Ohtake. Guyton’s piece went for a record-breaking $2.6 million.The annual black-tie gala, part of a week-long series of events, is the largest U.S. fundraiser for amfAR and the Dallas Museum of Art. Since its inception, TWO x TWO for AIDS and Art has raised $52 million in support of essential AIDS research at amfAR and for the Contemporary Art Acquisitions Fund at the Dallas Museum of Art.Source:amfAR
Matthew McConaughey and Marcus & Morgan Luttrell, join an all-star lineup for the Red River Celebrity Softball Game to be held October 12th at the Dr. Pepper Ballpark in Frisco, Texas.The fundraising event to benefit The Lone Survivor Foundation will include University of Texas Alumni battling it out with Oklahoma University alumni. Both teams will include combat veterans representing the various military branches.Leading the University of Texas team will be UT Alumni: Frisco Mayor, Jeff Cheney; MLB pitcher, Roger Clemens; and NFL players Vince Young and Ricky Williams. Oklahoma University’s team will be led by the following OU Alumni: Country Recording Artist, Toby Keith; NFL standouts Tommie Harris, Mark Clayton and Juaquin Iglesias.“Tickets are selling out fast,” stated Jeff Cheney, Mayor of Frisco and UT Alumni player. “We are so grateful to our alumni celebrities and combat veterans for donating their time to help us bring awareness to the issues faced by our veterans and to be able to provide financial support and services.”Enjoy the event in style by entering to win two VIP tickets that include suite accommodations, food, beverages, an autographed poster and photo opportunities. Click here to enter to win.For more information, to purchase tickets or to reserve a suite please visit www.rrcsg.org.For more information on the Lone Survivor Foundation, please visit www.lonesurvivorfoundation.org. The Lone Survivor Foundation restores, empowers, and renews hope for our wounded service members and their families through health, wellness, and therapeutic support.
29 November 2010The United Nations today marked the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People with a challenge from Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to both Israelis and Palestinians to show the statesmanship and political courage needed to reach peace. The United Nations today marked the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People with a challenge from Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to both Israelis and Palestinians to show the statesmanship and political courage needed to reach peace.He noted that there was little optimism on either side that peace could be achieved soon, let alone within the one year target date set by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu when they resumed direct talks in September, and he reiterated his calls to Israel to freeze settlement activity and to the Palestinians to fight terrorism and curb incitement.“Soon after direct talks on final status began in September, they were undermined by the expiry of Israel’s commendable settlement moratorium,” Mr. Ban said in a message marking the Day. “Construction of hundreds of new units throughout the West Bank commenced, and new approvals for settlements in East Jerusalem were given.“This development is a serious blow to the credibility of the political process. The obligation remains on Israel to meet its responsibilities under international law and the Road Map to freeze settlement activity,” he added, referring to the internationally-endorsed peace plan that foresees two States, Israel and Palestine, living side by side in peace and security.Noting the lack of optimism in Israel, he called on all Israelis to “look with fresh eyes at the indisputable emergence of a reliable security partner on the ground, and the continued commitment of President Abbas to Israel’s right to live in peace and security, and to his rejection of violence and terrorism.” He commended steps taken during the past year to improve conditions on the ground but said much more is needed. “The Palestinian Authority must continue to roll out the institutions of statehood, combat terrorist attacks and curb incitement,” he urged. “Meanwhile, it is both Israel’s interest and its duty to begin rolling back the measures of occupation, particularly with respect to movement, access and security actions.”Mr. Ban noted that an overwhelming international consensus exists on the need to end the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territory that began with the 1967 war, address the major security concerns of both parties, find a solution to the refugee issue and see Jerusalem emerge from negotiation as the capital of two States.“I challenge the two leaders to show statesmanship and political courage in reaching a historic peace,” he said. “The international community, for its part, must be ready to assume its own responsibilities for peace.”Addressing an observance at UN Headquarters to mark the Day, Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro reiterated Mr. Ban’s message, adding: “Let the year ahead be the one in which we realize, finally, a just and lasting peace in the Middle East.”General Assembly President Joseph Deiss also called on the parties to step up their efforts to engage each other in honest negotiations and overcome deadlocks.“Violence and acts of terror must cease,” he said in his message. “International law and UN resolutions must be respected and actions which could aggravate the situation and increase suspicion and mistrust must be stopped.”He noted that the Day marked the date in 1947 when the General Assembly adopted the resolution partitioning then-mandated Palestine into two States, one Jewish and one Arab, which has not happened. He urged that everything be done to alleviate the daily suffering of the Palestinian people.The Chairman of the UN Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People, Abdou Salam Diallo, highlighted the human tragedy of the Palestinians and stressed that Israel must be “called upon to adhere strictly to international humanitarian law,” particularly on the issue of settlements.The Committee has repeatedly urged the parties to refrain from unilateral acts, including building new settlements or expanding existing ones, but “unfortunately, it appears that Israel found itself unable to assume this undertaking, recognized by the entire international community as a minimum confidence-building measure,” he said.“Member States, individually and collectively, must demonstrate their active solidarity and take immediate action to improve the lives of the Palestinian people,” he added, calling for the lifting of the Israeli blockade of Gaza, and for all the appropriate international bodies to prevent impunity, “particularly during military operations in the territories, and to ensure that the status of East Jerusalem and the holy sites is respected.”The Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories, Richard Falk, urged the UN and the international community to draft a new protocol declaring the prolonged occupation and refugee status imposed on the Palestinians over the past 43 years a crime against humanity.Mr. Falk, who serves in an independent capacity and reports to the Geneva-based UN Human Rights Council, stressed in a news release the need to impose “some outer time limit after which further occupation becomes a distinct violation of international law, and if not promptly corrected, constitutes a new type of crime against humanity.”In a cultural performance entitled “The Gaza Monologues” by the Ramallah-based Ashtar Theatre, 25 young people narrated personal statements written by children in Gaza in the wake of the 2008-2009 Israeli offensive. In addition, the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) is presenting a photo exhibit entitled “Summer Games in Gaza” at UN Headquarters in conjunction with the Day.
The inmates had demanded that their concerns be looked into, including delays to hear their cases. (Colombo Gazette) An official has been appointed to look into the issues faced by female inmates of the Welikada prison, the Justice and Prison Reforms Ministry said.The official was appointed after several female inmates launched a protest on the roof of the Welikada prison yesterday.
Wilden, part of PSG, a Dover company and a world leader in air-operated double-diaphragm (AODD) pump technology, has released of aluminium versions of its 420/430 Advanced™ FIT AODD pumps. Featuring bolted product containment, easier maintenance and more efficient operations, Wilden 420/430 Advanced FIT pumps have been specifically designed to be direct replacements for existing 38 mm pump installations. The release of the aluminum 420/430 Advanced FIT pumps now completes the Advanced FIT pump line, which is available in 38 mm through 76 mm sizes with either aluminium or stainless steel wetted path options.Providing increased performance with no repiping necessary, Advanced FIT pumps precisely “FIT” bolt-to-bolt and pipe-to-pipe in existing fluid-handling piping systems that use competitor pumps or Wilden Original™ and Advanced pump models. Wilden says its “Advanced FIT pumps feature superior flow rates and easier installation compared to other brands. They have been engineered to be an easy, cost-effective way to enhance and upgrade existing pump performance with superior bolted product containment.The pumps are available with the patent-pending Pro-Flo® SHIFT Air Distribution System (ADS) for outstanding energy efficiency and maximum Mean Time Between Repair (MTBR) or the Pro-Flo X™ ADS offering high operational flexibility. A wide range of Wilden diaphragms are available for a greater diversity in fluid compatibility including exceptional performance for abrasive applications. The 420 Advanced FIT pumps are supplied with NPT or BSPT threaded connections, and the 430 Advanced FIT pumps are available with ANSI or DIN flanged pipe connections.
A gold mine in Mali has been so pleased with the performance of and support for its on-site Potain tower crane that, as this model reached the end of its operational life, it has been replaced with another Potain unit. With the de-rating of the mine’s Potain MD830 crane due to its age, local distributor SA French is supplying the new Potain MCT205 tower crane for general maintenance and repair duty on the remote mine site.SA French sales manager, Louw Smit, says that technical and after-market support are considered critical for customers, and even more so for those that operate on remote sites in Africa. “Significantly, SA French has been recognised as an Elite Dealer by Potain of France, which means a guarantee of 80% availability of spare parts on first call, and it is this level of customer centric focus that has ensured the success of Potain cranes in Africa,” he says.“We dismantled the crane for our customer in November last year, and the brand new Potain MCT205 model is being supplied as a permanent installation,” Smit says. “The load curve on this unit is well-suited to the mine’s needs on this site.”The crane will be erected in a configuration that includes a 65 m jib, a 59.4 m hook height, a 17.6 m counter jib and reusable fixing angles. Its lifting capacity is over 6 t at 25 m, and 1.75 t at the full jib length. “The crane will be erected to a hook height of about 40 m and then telescoped to its final height,” says Smit. “The standard erection will take three days and telescoping it to the final height will take another two days.”Among the advanced features of this Potain model – adding to its versatility in areas where stable power supply is not always available – is the 60LVF25 hoist winch that includes a new power control function. “While the normal starting power on this tower crane is 62 KVA, the advantage of this function is that the KVA requirements can be lowered to 38 KVA if there is not sufficient power available on the mine,” he says.Smit emphasises that this lower power supply has no effect on the slewing or trolley function of the tower crane, but only reduces the hoisting speed. The lifting capacity of the tower crane remains unaffected.
Les forêts vierges indispensables à la préservation de la biodiversitéProtéger les forêts vierges est indispensable à la conservation de la biodiversité des régions tropicales. Une équipe de chercheurs de l’université de Singapour explique cette nécessité dans une récente étude.Les forêts vierges, dites également primaires, espaces ni exploités, ni fragmentés, ni influencés par l’homme, doivent à tout prix être protégées pour préserver la biodiversité abritée par les régions tropicales. Dans une étude publiée par la revue Nature et rapportée par le site Sciences et Avenir, des chercheurs de l’Université de Singapour évoquent cette nécessité.À lire aussiLa migration de millions de crabes rouges filmée sur l’île de ChristmasLes forêts dégradées ou transformées, comme les forêts secondaires, ne peuvent pas abriter une faune et une flore aussi riche que celle offerte par les forêts vierges. Pour parvenir à cette conclusion, les chercheurs ont examiné près de 140 études sur la biodiversité de forêts d’Asie, d’Amérique latine et d’Afrique. Les impacts de l’exploitation des espaces forestiers ne sont pas les mêmes selon les régions. Mais dans tous les cas, l’influence de l’homme sur les forêts mène toujours à une perte de biodiversité.Comme le notent les chercheurs, les oiseaux sont les animaux les plus vulnérables face aux modifications exercées sur leur habitat dans les forêts tropicales. Les auteurs de l’étude considèrent comme urgente et indispensable la mise en place d’actions en faveur des forêts primaires. Si aucun effort n’est réalisé pour les préserver, ce sont les richesses qu’elles abritent qui disparaîtront avec elles.Le 19 septembre 2011 à 13:18 • Maxime Lambert
After Liverpool edged past Manchester City, who are currently the leaders in the Premier League standings, in the quarter-final stage of the Premier League with an aggregate score 5-1, Klopp voiced his certainty that Salah is not going anywhere.Considering the fact that Coutinho was sold to Barcelona in the January transfer window despite Liverpool’s desire to keep him and the popularity of Mo Salah in the football world, there have been quite a few rumours regarding a possible transfer.“It’s not a situation that I would even think about it,” Klopp said when asked for a potential Salah sale, according to the Independent.“Mo Salah came in not a full year ago. He came in to make the next step in his career, and he did it. To come to Liverpool, he had different options and he wanted to come here.”Report: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“We always start talking after a year. It’s that thing, will he leave or whatever? I don’t think about it.”“I don’t think, I know he will be here. But that’s all.”“We have a big chance here to create something for the future. In the moment we have to deliver performances, collecting points, winning.”“But the age group of the team is really good. They are still young and full of potential. My impression is they are all excited about being in this group,” Klopp voiced his hopes of his players’ loyalty.
Something for the weekend: The daily commute to and from work can have a significant impact on an employee’s overall wellbeing, whether they arrive at work stressed due to train delays or unexpected traffic on the road, or they get home feeling unwell after overheating on a stuffy tube carriage. One German employee, however, has learnt how to bypass the usual commuting complaints by swimming to work.Benjamin David takes the unusual commuting route of swimming 2km along the Isar River in Munich, Germany, according to a report on BBC Capital. The avid swimmer packs his laptop and work attire into a waterproof bag that he carries on his back, before diving into the local river to avoid traffic on the nearby roads in rush hour.Depending on the weather, David will don either swimming trunks or a long wetsuit, and he always wears rubber sandals to help protect his feet from general river debris.Here at Employee Benefits, we admire David’s energetic commute, but we think we might skip a dip in the River Thames as our mode of travel…
VA: Fix for Choice plan taking longer than expectedLiz Ruskin, APRN – AnchorageThe Veterans Affairs Department pledged to create a pilot program to help Alaska vets get health care services outside the VA.Transit Center: Anchorage looks to relocate, rebrand its ugly ducklingZachariah Hughes, KSKA – AnchorageOfficials in Anchorage are planning a major overhaul of the city’s downtown Transit Center.Ketchikan council votes to ban marijuana salesMaria Dudzak, KRBD – KetchikanThe Ketchikan City Council last night (Thursday night) voted to ban the commercial sale of marijuana within city limits.Lawmakers on prowl for cheaper digs in AnchorageRachel Waldholz, APRN – AnchorageLawmakers are considering alternatives to their expensive and controversial office space in Anchorage.State agencies pinch pennies with small-scale furloughMonica Gokey, KSKA – AnchorageState agencies are feeling the squeeze of of a shrinking budget, and some are using furloughs on a small scale to save a little money.In Juneau, unexpectedly filling a mayor’s shoesLisa Phu, KTOO – JuneauAs Juneau’s mayor, Mary Becker is establishing regular office hours at city hall, attending meetings scheduled by the late-mayor and educating herself on her new role. At the same time, she wants to follow through with some of Greg Fisk’s initiatives.AK: After prison, giving back to a community once hurtAnne Hillman, KSKA – AnchorageRestarting life after prison is full of challenges — but also successes. In the village of Tyonek on Cook Inlet, one man recreates himself and gives back to the community he once hurt.49 Voices: Jane Standifer of TyonekThis week we’re going to Tyonek to hear from Jane Standifer. She remembers working at the teen center in town when she was a teen herself back in the early 1980s. Stories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @aprn.Download Audio
BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi. Prothom Alo File PhotoBNP leaders and activists will hold demonstrations carrying black badges across the country on Sunday to protest against custodial death of a leader of the party’s student wing, reports UNB.Dhaka’s Tejgaon thana Chhatra Dal leader Zakir Hossain Milon allegedly died in torture during the police remand last week.The party will also arrange doa mahfil in mosques across the country after Juma prayers on Friday seeking salvation of the departed souls of those who were subjected to ‘government’s planned’ killings, including Milon.BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi announced the programme at a press conference at its Nayapaltan central office on Thursday.Their party’s all district and city units will stage demonstrations holding black badges on Sunday, he said.In the capital, the BNP leader said their all the thana units will also hold the similar programme on the day.Plainclothes police arrested Milon, also the acting president of Tejgaon thana unit of JCD, front in front of the Jatiya Press Club after a human chain programme of the party on 6 March.He was taken on a three-day remand on 8 March and sent to jail on Sunday.Milon was taken to Dhaka Medical College Hospital on Monday morning where doctors declared him dead. BNP alleged that he died due to ‘brutal torture on him during the remand.”Rizvi alleged that their party’s Narayanganj unit general secretary Mamun Mahmud has been tortured taking him on remand repeatedly in ‘false” cases.He said Mamun has got seriously ill due to immense torture on him. “I, on behalf of BNP, demand the law enforcers immediately stop repression on him.”Rizvi criticised Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader for his comment that the BNP has become dejected and desperate as people did not respond to its movement, saying it his delirium. “Even, Awami League’s friend HM Ershad said two days back that Awami League’s popularity has gone down to zero level.”He also alleged that Quader is making provocation to create anarchy in the country in a planned way.