WWE Crown Jewel 2019: Tyson Fury Versus Braun Strowman, Brock Lesnar Versus Cain Velasquez Announced

first_imgWWE Crown Jewel 2019 will see two heavyweight combat sport stars officially cross over to the world of wrestling when Cain Velasquez battles it out with WWE Champion Brock Lesnar and Tyson Fury meets Braun Strowman.Both matches were confirmed by executive vice president of talent Paul ‘Triple H’ Levesque on Friday, during a WWE press conference in Las Vegas for the pay-per-view, which is all set to take place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on October 31. SamckDown’s Friday night premiere on FOX also saw former UFC heavyweight champion debuting on the blue brand as he attacked and ran off Lesnar after he defeated Kofi Kingston to become the new WWE champion in a matter of mere seconds. Velasquez, who had most famously defeated Lesnar for the UFC heavyweight championship in 2010, was introduced into WWE programming as a support for Rey Mysterio and his son Dominick following their assault at the hands of Lesnar.Taking to Twitter, WWE posted a clip from the event along with the caption, “#WWEChampion @BrockLesnar and @cainmma come face-to-face ahead of their match on Oct. 31 at #WWECrownJewel!”#WWEChampion @BrockLesnar and @cainmma come face-to-face ahead of their match on Oct. 31 at #WWECrownJewel! pic.twitter.com/PAmfKXAOlg— WWE (@WWE) October 11, 2019 Speaking at the press conference, Velasquez was heard saying, “Brock Lesnar crossed the wrong familia. For that, he needs to pay. I know Brock is big. He’s the biggest. But he ain’t the baddest,” vowing to beat him again, this time at the Crown Jewel.Notably, according to a report in ESPN, Cain Velasquez has fully jumped from UFC into professional wrestling by signing a multiyear deal with WWE.WWE Crown Jewel is also set to see a match between Team Hogan and Team Flair a month ahead of Survivor Series. Notably, Seth Rollins and Rusev are already in Team Hogan, while Team Flair already has Randy Orton and King Corbin. Three more wrestlers for each team are yet to be decided. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com 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. Braun StrowmanBrock LesnarCain VelasquezTyson Fury First Published: October 12, 2019, 3:30 PM ISTlast_img read more

FIFA World Cup 2018 : Bayern stars go head to head against each other…

first_imgAdvertisementBayern stars Robert Lewandowski and 2014 World Cup golden boot winner James Rodriguez will face each other in today’s clash. Winless Colombia and Poland prepare to face each other as they look to open their account in this year’s World Cup campaigne. Colombia created some unwanted history by becoming the first south american team to lose to an asian team when they lost to Japan 2-1 in their opening match, while the latter lost to a strong Senegal side 2-1 in their opening fixture. Bayern’s Robert Lewandowski will need to step up for Poland if they need to qualify from their group, whereas on the other hand Colombia will look forward to Radamel Falcao and James Rodriguez to carry them past Poland today.Colombia haven’t won their last 3 matches, with two goalless draws against Egypt and Australia, while Poland came into this tournament in Solid form beating South Korea and Lithuania, drawing Chile. Robert Lewandowski will look to rekindle his form having scored 4 goals in 3 games prior to the Senegal match. Interestingly current Poland Manager Adam Nawalka earned his 34th and final cap for The White and Reds against Colombia.Team line up :Meanwhile, in Kazan… The teams are confirmed for #POLCOL! #WorldCup pic.twitter.com/dfEqnWm3ei— FIFA World Cup 🏆 (@FIFAWorldCup) June 24, 2018Read also :FIFA World Cup 2018: Tweets flood in as England thrash PanamaFIFA World Cup 2018: England vs Panama Review Advertisementlast_img read more

Liverpool Beats Tottenham 2-0 To Win Sixth European Title (Video)

first_imgMADRID — No tears of pain this time, just redemption for Mohamed Salah.Only 108 seconds were needed to banish the Champions League final heartbreak of a year ago.Once Salah dispatched his early penalty against Tottenham, Liverpool was on the path to a sixth European title with a 2-0 victory on Saturday.And a year after defeat in the final to Real Madrid, Jürgen Klopp has his first title after four years as Liverpool manager.A shoulder injury forced Salah out of the Kiev showpiece last year.This time it was Tottenham midfielder Moussa Sissoko’s arm that gifted Liverpool the early penalty opening — blocking Sadio Mane’s shot after 21 seconds — and Salah converted from the spot after a video review check.“I have sacrificed a lot for my career,” Salah said. “To come from a village, to go to Cairo, and to be an Egyptian at this level is unbelievable for me.”Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah celebrates their victory after winning during the Champions League final soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium in Madrid, Saturday, June 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)On a hot and humid night in Madrid, Tottenham came to life only in the final 20 minutes of its first European Cup final.But Liverpool completed the job in the 87th minute thanks to one of its semifinal saviors.Divock Origi had to accept a place back on the bench despite producing two goals while deputizing for the injured Salah last month. But the substitute had the final big say in the Spanish capital, rifling a left-footed shot inside the far post.“Every single player fought hard today,” Origi said. “So it’s just special.”After two losing finals since triumphing in 2005, Liverpool finally rose to third in the all-time list of European champions behind 13-time winner Real Madrid and AC Milan on seven titles.Few fans — even from Liverpool — will want to watch just how it was achieved.Both sides had gone three weeks without playing. It showed.The sharpness was deficient, as was the ability to string passes together.“When we look back on tonight we aren’t going to think it was a sluggish game,” Liverpool-born defender Trent Alexander-Arnold said. “We are going to think we have just won the European Cup.”Tottenham will have only regrets as its luck run out after a season of comebacks and great escapes in the competition with a squad that had no additions.“A little bit unlucky,” said Mauricio Pochettino, who remains without a trophy in management. “To start a Champions League final from the start 1-0 it’s a tough situation, it changed completely the plan.”Lucas Moura’s goal in Barcelona in December carried Tottenham into the round of 16. The Brazilian’s hat trick last month then completed a turnaround against Ajax. The reward in Madrid was a watching brief from the bench for two thirds of the game.Instead, Harry Kane was thrust into the starting lineup despite 53 days without a game since limping off with an ankle injury in the quarterfinal first leg against Manchester City.Tottenham’s Harry Kane stands on the pitch after losing the Champions League final soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium in Madrid, Saturday, June 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)The striker was largely anonymous as Tottenham, which finished 26 points behind Premier League runner-up Liverpool in fourth place, couldn’t even get a shot on target until the 73rd minute.Alisson Becker scooped up a spinning shot from Dele Alli and made a double-save from Son Heung-min and Moura with 10 minutes to go.“We should have put more craziness in our performance,” Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris said. “It took too much time to put Liverpool in difficulty.”It was Liverpool’s goalkeeping that made the difference, showing $85 million was well spent on Alisson by American owner John Henry after Loris Karius was banished for making costly mistakes in last year’s final.“You have a goalkeeper who makes difficult things look easy,” Klopp said. “Thank you very much.”A moment we’ll never forget.#SixTimespic.twitter.com/7L5Xv1qstW— Liverpool FC (@LFC) June 1, 2019No wonder Klopp was relieved after six losing finals, stretching back to his spell at Borussia Dortmund.“Did you ever see a team like this? Fighting with no fuel in the tank,” the German said.Victory against Tottenham came six years after Dortmund was beaten by Bayern Munich in the Champions League final.Klopp is now European champion for the first time.“I am so happy for my family,” he said. “They suffer every year when we go to a final, the last game of the season.”The penultimate game saw Klopp miss out on ending Liverpool’s 29-year English title drought by a point to Manchester City in the Premier League title race.“We are doing good stuff,” Klopp said on the field amid the celebrations in Madrid. “People are always saying, ‘Why didn’t you win anything?’”They can’t anymore at Liverpool.By: Rob Harris, AP Global Soccer WriterTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

9 months agoDenis Suarez only wants Arsenal – but the Gunners…

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Denis Suarez only wants Arsenal – but the Gunners…by Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal are still mulling over whether to pull the trigger on a deal for Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez.The 25-year-old is believed to be keen on a switch to the Emirates and a loan deal would likely include the option to make it permanent this summer.However, Spanish pundit Guillem Balague says nothing has yet been decided at Arsenal’s end.”To update you on Denis Suarez,” he told the Guillem Balague Transfer Show.“Barcelona thought the deal was going to be taking place this week because they thought it was going to be an easy one.“Denis Suarez says ‘Arsenal or nothing, or I stay’.“But it’s not as easy as that, there are other teams that are interested.“Denis Suarez is saying exactly the same.“The problem is for Arsenal, Denis Suarez is not a top priority.“And because they’ve got a limited amount of money they can use on wages as well, and on loan deals, they’re just waiting to take a final decision.” last_img read more

New Zealand vs Bangladesh: 1st day of second Test washed out in Wellington

first_imgNew Zealand vs Bangladesh: 1st day of second Test washed out in WellingtonNew Zealand vs Bangladesh, 2nd Test: The toss hadn’t been made and neither side was able to name its playing XI for the second match of the three-match series. New Zealand lead the three-match series 1-0.advertisement Associated Press WellingtonMarch 8, 2019UPDATED: March 8, 2019 09:22 IST New Zealand vs Bangladesh (Photo tweeted by @BLACKCAPS)HIGHLIGHTSHeavy rain washed out the first day’s play in the second Test between New Zealand and BangladeshThe toss hadn’t been made and neither side was able to name its playing XI for the matchNew Zealand lead the 3-Test series 1-0 after winning the first match at HamiltonHeavy rain washed out the first day’s play in the second Test between New Zealand and Bangladesh without a ball being bowled.The toss hadn’t been made and neither side was able to name its playing XI for the second match of the three-match series.Torrential rain early Friday morning left the playing surface at the Basin Reserve inundated by the time the players arrived. The rain continued through the morning and into the early afternoon before abating slightly just before the abandonment.Umpires inspected the ground at 3 p.m. and ruled it could not be made playable.Showers are also forecast for the morning of the second day Saturday, though the weather is expected to improve in the afternoon and for the remainder of the match.Efforts will be made to make up time through each of the next four days.New Zealand lead the series 1-0 after winning the first match at Hamilton by an innings and 52 runs.Also Watch:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. 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 byJepher Nickels Tags :Follow Kane WilliamsonFollow Mahmudullahlast_img read more

John Gregory extends Chennaiyin FC stay to 2020

first_img Next Press Trust of India ChennaiMay 11, 2019UPDATED: May 11, 2019 18:19 IST John Gregory signed a new deal that will keep him Chennaiyin FC till the end of next season. (IANS Photo)HIGHLIGHTSJohn Gregory signed a new deal that will keep him Chennaiyin FC till the end of next seasonJohn Gregory helped CFC to an ISL title in his first season in IndiaIt truly is a great feeling extending my stay with the Chennaiyin family: John GregoryTwo-time Indian Super League champions Chennaiyin FC Saturday announced that head coach John Gregory has signed a new deal that keeps him at the club till the end of the 2019-20 season.In his first season in India, John led CFC to a second ISL title in the 2017-18 campaign, helping them become the first side from the competition to qualify for the prestigious Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Cup.And despite a disappointing 2018-19 ISL campaign, Chennaiyin went on to finish as 2019 Super Cup runners-up last month and currently occupy top spot midway through the 2019 AFC Cup group stage.”It truly is a great feeling extending my stay with the Chennaiyin family. My journey so far in India has really given me the whole range of emotions and experience, after the ISL title triumph in the first season followed by the disappointment in the same competition last season. And I feel I have some unfinished business here,” said the Englishman as he celebrates his 65th birthday with the contract renewal.John was presented with the esteemed League Managers’ Association (LMA) Special Achievement Award in May last year for becoming the first Englishman to win the ISL title.Then in July 2018, he was also awarded the ISL Coach of the Year trophy by the Association of Indian Football Coaches (AIFC) for winning the ISL in his first-ever coaching stint in India.John and Chennaiyin went on to endure a disappointing 2018-19 ISL campaign, finishing in the bottom spot. But the troops also bounced back under John’s watch and put together a memorable cup run, progressing to the 2019 Super Cup final where they lost by a narrow 2-1 margin to FC Goa.advertisementAt the same time, Chennaiyin made their continental bow under John’s guidance in the 2019 AFC Cup. It has been a steady show so far with Chennaiyin currently in top spot midway through the group stage, with two wins and a draw.Chennaiyin have kept eight clean sheets in their last eleven games in all competitions and are yet to concede a goal in five AFC Cup matches, including the qualifying play-off round against Colombo FC earlier in March.Also Read | FC Goa pip Chennaiyin FC to win 2019 Super CupFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. 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 bykarishma Tags :Follow John GregoryFollow Chennaiyin FCFollow Indian Super League John Gregory extends Chennaiyin FC stay to 2020Despite having a poor Indian Super League 2018-19 season wherein Chennaiyin FC finished last, John Gregory’s side went on to finish the 2019 Super Cup as runners-up last month. Chennaiyin also occupy the top spot in the group stages of AFC Cup.advertisementlast_img read more

Bulgari Global Ambassador Adrien Brody Visits Nepal

first_imgIn the aftermath of April’s unfortunate earthquake in Nepal that affected nearly 2 million children, Bulgari’s partnership with Save the Children has benefited more than 28,000 children in the area through a series of programs to protect children, who are the most vulnerable during crises, from harm.Bulgari Global Ambassadors Adrien Brody, Italian actress Isabella Ferrari, Spanish model and actor Jon Kortajarena, and HSH Princess Lilly zu sayn Wittgenstein Berleburg visited the region earlier this week to witness these programs firsthand and learn about the continued recovery efforts in the region through the partnership of Bulgari and Save the Children.Following the earthquake nearly six months ago, Bulgari CEO Jean-Christophe Babin donated half a million Euros to support the global humanitarian aid response, allowing Save the Children to enhance their relief and recovery efforts and meet the critical unique needs of children most affected.“Since the beginning of its collaboration with Save the Children in 2009, Bulgari has raised over 30 million Euros, an amazing result which is unique in the luxury sector,” says Babin. “Best of all, thanks to our partnership, living conditions have been improved for 700,000 of the world’s most vulnerable children to date in 25 countries, including Nepal.”The visit to the districts of Kavre and Sindupalchowk allowed the Global Ambassadors an opportunity to interact with children and their families in safe and temporary learning centers established by Save the Children, funded in part by Bulgari, where they are able to learn, play, socialize and return to a sense of normalcy and comfort. More than 5,000 schools in Nepal were destroyed, and many more were damaged, in the earthquake.“The boys and girls I met in Nepal were gentle and kind and full of dignity. Save the Children provides a place for these young minds to flourish. Education affords the tools for self-reliance and I remain impressed by Bulgari’s commitment to helping these children,” said Oscar-winning actor Adrien Brody.In response to the quake, Save the Children has been engaged in Nepal to reunite children with their families, prevent children from being exploited or lured into hazardous and illegal labor, establish child protection committees (CPCs) and work in sync with local government officials, teachers and other caregivers to keep children safe from abuse or violence in their communities and with their families.Save the Children has worked in Nepal since 1976, and has extensive health, education and child protection programs throughout the country.“Nearly six months have passed since the devastating earthquake struck Nepal, but children are still in great need of support,” said Carolyn Miles, president and CEO of Save the Children. “We are grateful to our long-term partner Bulgari for their commitment to our work. Together, we are helping Nepalese children feel safe and secure, so they can be kids again.”last_img read more

South Korean women begin to resist intense beauty pressure

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — As she pursued her dream of becoming a fashion model, veering for years between extreme dieting and overeating, Park I Seul realized she had a problem: She was not tall and skinny, like typical runway models, nor was she big enough to be a plus-size model.She also realized that the only way to meet South Korea’s lofty beauty standards was for her to continuously deny who she truly is.So Park, 25, began calling herself a “natural size model” — a nearly unheard of term in South Korea — which she defines as someone with the same kind of body you see in daily life, as opposed to a difficult-to-attain ideal. She began to get work, and she started a popular YouTube channel where she introduces fashions for women who look more like her than like the women in fashion magazines.Her newfound positive view of her body makes her part of a growing movement by South Korean women to resist what they see as extreme pressure to look a certain way.Hundreds of young women have taken to social media with the hashtag “talcorset,” or take off the corset, to encourage others to free themselves from social stereotypes about their appearance that they feel have long bound them.Park recently held what she called a “nondiscriminatory” fashion show in Seoul, where models varied in height and weight confidently strode across the stage. Other women have posted online photos or video clips showing themselves cutting their hair short, destroying their beauty products and going to school or work without makeup.In South Korea, a woman weighing over 50 kilograms (110 pounds) is considered by many to be chubby, regardless of how tall she is.Park herself is 165 centimetres (5 feet 5 inches) tall and weighs 62 kilograms (137 pounds), which she says puts her far from the minimum 170 centimetres (5 feet 7 inches) and 40 to 48 kilograms (88 to 106 pounds) weight that conventional fashion models have; she’s also nowhere near the XL and above sizes demanded for plus-size models.“I used to think that my fat body wasn’t the real me and that living in such a body wasn’t my real life. I kept denying myself. I believed that my life would only become happy after I lost weight,” Park said. “I’ve come to think that I look good enough just the way I am.”South Korea is a deeply conservative country, and experts say its patriarchal society encourages rampant sexism. It had the largest gender pay gap among developed countries in 2017, according to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, and ranks 115th out of 149 nations in the World Economic Forum’s global index of overall gender parity in 2018, among the lowest-ranking G-20 countries.According to a 2018 survey by Saramin, a leading South Korean recruitment website, 57 per cent of human resources managers at South Korean companies agreed that job applicants’ appearances influenced their evaluations. The survey also showed that female applicants are more affected by their looks on their job evaluations than male applicants.As more women begin to embrace feminism, there’s also a new willingness to challenge strict South Korean societal demands that force women to take extreme care of their looks, according to Sohn Hee-jeong, a researcher at the Institute of Gender Studies at Yonsei University in Seoul.Consider, for instance, a video by Cha Ji Won, a 24-year-old YouTuber who runs a channel called “Korean Womyn.” The video, which has gotten more than 720,000 views, shows her daily routine after she stopped obsessing over her hair and wearing makeup every day and began choosing and wearing comfortable clothes. It now takes her half the time to prepare to go outside as in the past, and she says she eats whatever she wants and doesn’t think about calories.“I hoped that by letting other women know that there is someone like me, I could remind them that they don’t have to care too much (about how they look) and spend so much money and time on their appearance,” Cha said in an interview.The movement can also be found in schools.An 18-year-old high school senior who wished to be identified only by her last name, Hong, because of worries about her future studies recently exposed a series of lectures at her all girls’ school that promoted a focus on women’s appearance as they entered college. The lecture titles included, “Makeup for college freshmen,” ”Fashion styling for college freshmen” and “How to make a healthy body figure.”Hong objected to her high school recommending classes that appeared to encourage female students to “take care” of their appearance. Hong and some other students contacted journalists to complain about the lectures, prompting the school to remove the classes.Hong said she put on makeup for the first time when she was in elementary school and was wearing full makeup by high school. She no longer wears makeup and questions why women must always be judged on how they look. However, many children are ashamed of what in Korean is called ssaeng-eol, or bare face, Hong says, and won’t go outside without makeup.South Korea has the world’s highest ratio of plastic surgeons per capita, according to a report by the International Society of Plastic Surgery in 2016. According to 2015 statistics by Gallup Korea, about one third of South Korean women between 19 and 29 said they’ve had plastic surgery.“I think (South Korean women) want to look perfect,” said Park Jiehyun, feature?s director at Cosmopolitan Korea, a popular fashion magazine. “They believe they should have a nice body and skin, beautiful eyes, nose and mouth, and even sleek hair with a perfect hairline. They also want to have good style.”But Park says rising feminist movements and changing values among South Korean women are redirecting her industry’s depiction of beauty.In its December issue, Cosmopolitan Korea featured a popular South Korean comedian, Lee Young-ja, as the cover model. Lee is larger than the typical skinny cover models the magazine uses.Still, there’s often intense beauty pressure at work.Choi Min Jeong, a former employee at a beverage company, still remembers her boss telling her that she had to work harder because she wasn’t as beautiful as a popular South Korean actress.“Although he said it as a joke, I thought it was ridiculous that he said it when … my job was unrelated to appearance,” Choi said.Airline companies often demand a stricter dress code for female flight attendants, according to Kwon Su Jeong, a Seoul councilwoman who has worked for Asiana, a major South Korean airline, for 24 years. Kwon is currently on a leave of absence to work in the city council.“They control everything, from your hairstyle to the colour of your lipstick and nails to the length and shape of your earrings,” Kwon said.Although Asiana eased a “skirts-only” rule in 2013, many flight attendants still wear them because of worries of negative performance appraisals, Kwon said. Asiana strongly denied that it makes unfair demands or puts pressure on its employees regarding attire or appearance.Kwon said the company’s upper management wants its flight attendants to uphold an image of a graceful, beautiful Asian woman who provides sincere service to customers. Because the company cares a lot about the appearance of its female employees it puts subtle pressure on them to have cosmetic procedures, she said.“Although the company is rigid about taking a day off because of injury at work, it is more lenient about taking time off for cosmetic procedures,” Kwon said.Jung Yoon Kim, The Associated Press read more

Bosnian Croat commander convicted by UN tribunal to serve jail term in

The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), which sits in The Hague, announced today that Mladen Naletilić was transferred yesterday to detention in Italy.Also known as Tuta, Mr. Naletilić founded and commanded the convicts’ battalion, a military unit within the Croatian Defence Council (HVO) that operated in the area around the city of Mostar in 1993-94.Mr. Naletilić was convicted in 2003 of persecutions, unlawful labour, torture, wilfully causing great suffering or serious injury to body or health, the unlawful transfer of civilians, wanton destruction and plunder. His co-accused, Vinko Martinović, was also convicted and sentenced to 18 years’ jail.During the trial the ICTY heard how Mr. Naletilić was personally involved in forcibly removing about 400 Bosnian Muslims from Sovići and Doljani villages and then ordering that all their homes be burned to the ground. He also used prisoners of war to perform forced labour in the vicinity of his villa.The trial chamber found that Mr. Naletilić repeatedly caused great suffering to Muslims held at the Heliodrom detention centre, in Doljani and at the Tobacco Institute in Mostar.Italy is one of 15 European countries that have signed an agreement with the ICTY to enforce sentences imposed by the Tribunal on convicted individuals. 25 April 2008A Bosnian Croat military commander convicted by a United Nations war crimes tribunal for his role in the torture and persecutions of Muslims living in the Mostar area of Bosnia and Herzegovina during the Balkan wars of the 1990s will serve the remainder of his 20-year sentence in Italy. read more

Cold weather over Sri Lanka

The Gulf of Mannar sea area and sea areas off Western, Southern and South-eastern coasts will be rough at times. (Colombo Gazette) The weather over Si Lanka today has been mainly fair and cold, the Department of Meteorology said.A cold breeze was felt in Colombo and the surrounding areas from morning. Winds will be from North-easterly or Northerly direction and speed will be 30 – 40 km/hr. The speed may increase up to 50-60 km/hr at times in the Gulf of Mannar sea area and sea areas off the Western, Southern and South-eastern coasts. The Department of Meteorology meanwhile said that there will be showers or thundershowers at several places in the sea areas off Eastern, South-eastern and Southern coasts over the next few hours. read more

UN refugee agency reports some 1000 refugees and migrants rescued off Italian

In one operation carried out yesterday, about 500 people travelling in two fishing boats that had departed several days earlier from Egypt were rescued off Sicily, south-east of Cape Passero, William Spindler, spokesperson of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said in a regular bi-weekly news briefing to reporters at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. According to the Italian Coastguard, there are some Syrians and Iraqis among this group, as well as people from other nationalities. Apart from the two fishing boats that sailed from Egypt, it is believed that there were other smaller boats that came from Libya, the spokesperson said. Disembarkation of the 1,000 people rescued yesterday is taking place today at four different locations in southern Italy: Augusta, Catania, Crotone and Palermo, and will likely last the whole day. UNHCR staff will be present and will be giving information and assistance to the persons rescued in the operations, which were coordinated by Frontex, Mr. Spindler noted. So far this year, 187,920 refugees and migrants have arrived in Europe by sea, during which 1,361 have either died or been reported missing. Of those making the journey, 155,765 have reached Greece and 31,252 have reached Italy. “UNHCR continues to advocate for legal pathways for refugees to reach Europe through resettlement and humanitarian admission programmes, family reunification, private sponsorship, humanitarian and refugee student or work visas, etc., as a way to help put an end to the smuggling of human beings,” the spokesperson said. read more

Hamilton businessman named distinguished graduate

He has built a successful home building business, travelled to both the North and South Poles and trekked the entire 855 kilometres that is the Bruce Trail to raise millions of dollars for children’s charities.Now Fred Losani can add distinguished graduate to his list of accomplishments.Losani, who owns Losani Homes in Hamilton, has been named the Goodman School of Business Distinguished Graduate for 2012-2013.The award is presented to a graduate of the Goodman School of Business at Brock University for outstanding business or personal achievement.“It is a great honour for the Goodman School of Business to welcome Mr. Losani as its distinguished graduate for 2012-2013,” said Don Cyr, Dean of the School of Business. “Mr. Losani is a well-respected businessman whose company, Losani Homes, has won many awards.“In addition to his business success, he is passionate about philanthropy and adventure, and his philosophy – that helping the children of today builds a better future – is one that Fred has built into his personal and corporate values, and one that makes him truly a distinguished grad,” Cyr added.Losani Homes was founded in 1976. The second-generation company serves as homebuilder, developer, commercial design and build contractor and property manager.It has also been named one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies and is renowned for its award-winning designs, craftsmanship and customer service.Losani’s philanthropy includes the 30-day Bruce Trail hike, which he completed with other business leaders in Hamilton. Called the Bruce Trail Expedition for Kids, the group raised more than $3 million for charities dedicated to helping Hamilton’s inner-city children.“On every trek we have undertaken, our goal for fundraising has been simple: to raise as much awareness and financial support as possible for our Hamilton youth,” Losani said. “However, this experience has been so much more than that. We are truly exploring in our own backyard.“Through this journey we have been able to draw attention to the variety of natural beauty and breathtaking scenery that we have right here. We’re helping get a new generation of students and their parents thinking about protecting and maintaining the Bruce Trail, which is just outside their door.”Losani will be recognized at a private reception on Dec. 5. read more

FATHER SON Alex Dujshebaev to Kielce

← Previous Story Danijel Šarić to Al Quiada – Ristovski goes to Barca? Next Story → Brazil without Patrianova at Olympic Games in Rio! Alex DujshebaevVive Tauron Kielce According to Polish website Pregled Sportowy, Alex Dujshebaev is on the way to his father’s team Vive Tauron Kielce! The 23 years-old lefthander, the Handball Planet World Young Player 2014, should finish his contract with RK Vardar Skopje in summer 2017, when he will be free to join one of the strongest teams in handball world.Dujshebaev already worked with his father Talant Dujshebaev in Spain, but after collapse of BM Atletico Madrid, they separated. read more

Walker backs Rooneys England comeback

first_imgKyle Walker believes Wayne Rooney’s one-off appearance for England this month is a deserved honour for himThe FA have handed Rooney a surprise call-up for England’s friendly against the United States at Wembley next Thursday.It will be Rooney’s 120th England appearance and his first in two years.The likes of former England striker Alan Shearer have accused the FA of turning the game into a “Rooney testimonial”.Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.But Walker is pleased with the decision and believes it’s well deserved.“It’s good. Wayne was there from when I was 20,” said Walker in a pre-match press conference for Manchester City’s Champions League game against Shakhtar Donetsk on YouTube.“He helped me right through my England career and I think it’s the send-off he deserves for what he’s done for both English football and for England.”The DC United striker has provided a record 53 goals for England along with a further 22 assists in 119 games.last_img read more

Spending Caps Limit Funding for Facility Needs Officials Say

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR All three military departments are accepting risks to their facilities in their fiscal 2017 budget requests by postponing needed sustainment and restoration projects, the Pentagon’s top installation officials told lawmakers Thursday.Insufficient investment in recent years has resulted in the degradation of many Navy installations’ piers, runways and other facilities, Steven Iselin, principal deputy assistant secretary for energy, installations and environment, told the Senate Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Subcommittee.The Air Force included funding in its budget proposal for only 30 construction projects out of 500 requested by major commands, said Miranda Ballentine, assistant secretary for installations, environment and energy, reported Military Times. She said she expects the backlog of degrading facilities to grow.About 15 percent of DOD facilities are in “failing” condition and about 12 percent are in “poor” condition, Pete Potochney, acting assistant secretary of defense for energy, installations and environment, told the panel.Officials “are doing the best we can in making sure dollars are spent wisely and to compete for those resources in this budget environment,” Potochney said. “Facilities degrade more slowly than readiness, and in a constrained budget environment, it is responsible to take risk in facilities first,” he said.The witnesses’ written testimony and a webcast of the hearing can be found on the committee website.last_img read more

Sullivan Maintains Fundraising Momentum

first_imgRepublican senate candidate Dan Sullivan has kept up his fundraising momentum. Sullivan’s campaign reports he raised $1.3 million in the first quarter of the year. Download AudioThat’s a bit more than Sullivan, the former state attorney general and natural resources commissioner, raised during the prior quarter. Incumbent Democratic Sen. Mark Begich also reports raising more than a million dollars during the first quarter. Other challengers in the race haven’t yet announced their totals, which aren’t due until next week.last_img read more

Fix Namespace is already defined errors

first_imgFix Namespace is already defined errors by Martin Brinkmann on June 20, 2016 in Windows – 8 commentsThe error message Namespace is already defined may be displayed when you open the Group Policy editor on Windows 10, or try to edit an affected policy.As an example, the following error message was displayed twice when I opened the Group Policy Editor on a Windows 10 machine:Namespace ‘Microsoft.Policies.Sensors.WindowsLocationProvider’ is already defined as the target namespace for another file in the store.File C:\WINDOWS\PolicyDefinitions\Microsoft-Windows-Geolocation-WLPAdm.admx, line 5, column 110The issue is caused by a name change of a policy in Windows 10 Build 1511. The policy’s original name was Microsoft-Windows-Geolocation-WLPAdm.admx in Windows 10 RTM, but has been renamed to LocationProviderADM.admx in Windows 10 Build 1511.The Group Policy editor detects the namespace conflict, and informs you about it with an error message.Namespace is already definedThe namespace is already defined error may be thrown on home computer systems that were upgraded from Windows 10 RTM to a newer version such as Windows 10 version 1511.It may also be an issue on business or enterprise systems if a central store for Group Policy Administrative Template files is used if the conflicting policy was copied to the store.Fixing the issueThe error message is informational, which means that it can be ignored without ill-effect. The removal depends on whether a central store is being used or not.Local system, no central storeThe solution in this case is to delete the old policy template file on the computer. The error message highlights the path it is stored under: C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\While you can access the folder without experiencing issues, you will notice that you cannot remove the files it contains.ADMX and ADML files are system protected which means that you cannot rename, move or delete them by default.You need to add NTFS permissions to the files, and this is done on the command line.Step 1: Open an elevated command promptTap on the Windows-key, type cmd.exe, hold down Shift and CTRL on the keyboard, and hit enter. Alternatively, right-click on the Command Prompt result and select “run as administrator” from the context menu.This opens an elevated command prompt which is needed to run the commands.Step 2: Run commands to add the required permissionsThe two commands that you need to execute are:takeown /F ” C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\Microsoft-Windows-Geolocation-WLPAdm.admx” /Atakeown /F ” C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US\Microsoft-Windows-Geolocation-WLPAdm.adml” /ANote: You may need to replace the \en-US\ part of the second command with another locale. Check the folder C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions and there the locale subfolder to find out if that is the case.Windows displays a success message after each command indicating that the file is now “owned by the administrators group.Step 3: Grant administrators full accessAdministrators need full access to the files, and that is handled in this step.Open the folder C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions in File Explorer, and right-click on Microsoft-Windows-Geolocation-WLPAdm.admx.Select properties from the context menu.Switch to the Security tab.Select the edit button when the page opens.Select the Administrators group under “group or user names”.Check the “full control” box under allow.Accept the Windows Security message that is displayed.Click ok.Repeat the steps for C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US\Microsoft-Windows-Geolocation-WLPAdm.adml. Again, change the en-US locale to the one used on the device if necessary.Step 4: Rename or delete the fileUse File Explorer to open C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions and locate the Microsoft-Windows-Geolocation-WLPAdm.admx file in the listing.You may want to rename the policy template for safekeeping. This is done by right-clicking on it and selecting rename from the context menu.Replace the file extension from .admx to .old, so that the new filename should read Microsoft-Windows-Geolocation-WLPAdm.old.Windows may display a prompt on execution that warns you that the file may become unusable if you change its extension.Select yes since this is intentional. Windows displays a second prompt afterwards stating that you need administrative permissions to rename the file.Select continue to provide administrative permissions for the file change, and repeat the operation for the second file.Alternatively, delete the files outright instead of renaming them.Central Store solutionDo the following to resolve the issue if central store is used.Delete the files LocationProviderADM.admx and LocationProviderADM.adml from the central store.Rename Microsoft-Windows-Geolocation-WLPAdm.admx as LocationProviderADM.admx.Rename Microsoft-Windows-Geolocation-WLPAdm.adml as LocationProviderADM.adml.Closing WordsThe Group Policy should open without errors after making the changes. Please note that the method should work for other namespace conflicts as well. If Microsoft decides to modify names without removing policies for instance, it will resolve those issues as well.SummaryArticle NameFix Namespace is already defined errorsDescriptionFind out how to resolve namespace is already defined errors when opening or using the Group Policy editor on Windows 10 devices.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

World Bank to lend Albania up to 12 billion over 5 years

first_img Early signs of cataracts in your parents and how to help Part of the loans are already being used to fund the budget and support the energy and health sectors as well as road safety, at a total cost of $490 million, the bank said.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Sponsored Stories New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Top Stories The vital role family plays in societycenter_img Comments   Share   5 greatest Kentucky Derby finishes Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement TIRANA, Albania (AP) — The World Bank has agreed to lend Albania up to $1.2 billion (1.08 billion euros) to support its public finances and invest in infrastructure.A statement from the bank Friday said the board of directors agreed on a 2015-2019 lending program to support Albania’s growth as it tries to join the European Union.The money will be used for fiscal stability, infrastructure projects and strengthening the private sector in Albania. The country suffers from rapidly rising public debt, which has reached 70 percent of gross domestic product, up from 60 percent in 2012. Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving soberlast_img read more