2nd ODI: India beat Australia by five wickets, take 1-0 lead

first_imgIndian batsman Virat Kohli celebrates his century as teammate Shikhar Dhawan looks on during the 2nd ODI against Australia at Dr. Y S Rajasekhara Reddy Stadium in Vishakhapatnam on Wednesday. PTIVirat Kohli smashed a career-best 118 as India relied on their young batting brigade to clinch a comfortable five-wicket win against Australia in a high-scoring second cricket one-dayer in Visakhapatnam on Wednesday night.Chasing a stiff target of 290, the young Kohli made full use of the opportunity to notch up his third ODI century, while Suresh Raina (71 n.o. off 47 balls) provided the finishing spark as the hosts romped home with seven balls to spare and took an unassailable 1-0 lead in the three-match series.SCOREBOARD: INDIA VS AUSTRALIAFirst match of the series was washed out without a single ball being bowled in Kochi.The Australians were well served by their captain Michael Clarke, who signalled his return to form with an unbeaten 111, while Cameron White (89 n.o.) and Michael Hussey (69) were the other notable performers for the depleted visitors.But their efforts turned out to be for a lost cause as the Indians capitalised on a good batting track at ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium to clinch the game and marked Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s 50th match as captain.Both the teams now travel to Margao for the third and final match on October 24.Replying to the target, India had a wobbly start when both the openers were dismissed early by Clint McKay.Debutant Shikhar Dhawan had a forgettable outing as the southpaw was dismissed for a duck in the very second ball he faced.advertisementIn-form Murali Vijay (15) looked good before edging one to the wicketkeeper Paine to leave India reeling for 35 for two with McKay taking both the wickets.But Yuvraj Singh (58 off 87 balls) and Kohli (11X4, 1×6) kept India’s hopes alive as the duo repaired the damage in a style similar to that of Clarke and Hussey for the Aussies.Yuvraj, who made a return to the side after being overlooked for the Test series, also looked good as he helped Kohli in setting the tone.The stylish Punjab batsman survived some anxious moments but went on to score his half-century and appeared to be a relieved man.Kohli developed cramps but the Delhi youngster maintained his run flow aided by Shikhar Dhawan as his runner.Yuvraj, meanwhile, departed for after being deceived by a McKay slower as the third wicket stand yielded 137.Raina, who cracked nine fours and a six, played a crucial knock after Yuvraj’s departure as he took the pressure off Kohli with some big hits all over the ground.The duo added 84 runs for the fourth wicket to take India closer home before Kohli departed for his best one-day score.There was a little drama in store after Kohli’s dismissal with skipper Dhoni (0) departing in quick succession but Raina ensured that India did not falter.Raina, along with another debutant Saurabh Tiwary (12 n.o.), clinched the issue to keep an all-win record intact from three ODIs at the scenic venue in the coastal city.AUSTRALIA INNINGSIndian cricket team captain M S Dhoni shakes hands with his Australian counterpart Michel Clarke before the start of the 2nd One Day International match at Dr. Y S Rajasekhara Reddy Stadium in Vishakhapatnam on Wednesday. PTISilencing his critics, stand-in-captain skipper Michael Clarke returned to form with his fifth century to help Australia post a challenging 289 for three.After Ashish Nehra evicted the opening duo of Shaun Marsh (0) and Tim Paine (9), Clarke (111 not out from 138 balls with seven fours and one six) and Hussey (69) steadied the ship putting on 144 runs together.Some big hitting by vice-captain Cameron White (89 from 49 balls with six fours and six overboundaries) — with a couple of them straight ones through umpire Billy Bowden — spurred the Aussie scoring as they scored 49 runs in the five overs of batting powerplay between 43rd and 47th overs.Both White and Clarke were in a rampaging mood, Nehra, who had an impressive first spell of 4-1-3-2 had his figures destroyed towards the end as he returned with 57 runs from his 10 overs.The Aussie scored 114 in the last 10 overs, something that speaks highly of Clarke’s innings that had the shades of recovery and then the dominance.Put into bat, Australia were clearly under pressure as the opening duo of Marsh and Paine were dismissed early by Nehra in an impressive first spell.Skipper Clarke and Hussey — the experienced duo of the new-look Australia side — did the repair work, building their innings brick by brick.advertisementBatting sensibly, they first ensured that there was no more damage, giving the later batsmern some kind of foundation.With Indian third and fourth bowlers — R Vinay Kumar and Ravichandran Ashwin both playing in their second ODI — a little short on experience, Dhoni had to resort to parttime spinning duo of Suresh Raina and Yuvraj Singh.The duo bowled 13 overs in between them with Yuvraj chipping in with a full quota but without any damage to the Aussies.Clarke, who scored just 35 runs from four innings in the two-Test series, essayed the role of an anchor to perfection, while southpaw Hussey looked to step up the tempo as the run-rate crept past 4.00-mark.The skipper took 77 balls to complete his half-century, while Hussey also joined in tandem getting to the 50-run mark in 61 balls as the duo began to look dangerous from Indian point of view.    Rookie off-spinner Ashwin gave the crucial break when Hussey missed his short-length ball to be hit in front of middle for a leg-before-wicket.Hussey hit seven fours in his knock from 78 balls.After Hussey’s departure, deputy White gave a fine support to his skipper who was at his elegance best scoring his century from 132 balls, an innings that must have erased his bitter memories of a wretched Test series.Clarke developed some cramps in between but the Aussie skipper overcame the pain after getting some treatment and stood tall during his innings.Earlier, Nehra tested Marsh’s patience with some toe-crushing line before the southpaw inside-edged one to his stumps to depart without scoring.Run-rate hovering around two, Paine tried to break-free at the other end with some edgy strokes but Nehra had his way in dismissing the wicket-keeper batsman to leave the Aussies reeling at 16 for two in two overs.Having already taken a risk, the wicketkeeper batsman came out to hit Nehra over mid-on but only to be gobbled up by Vinay Kumar inside the circle to give India a perfect start.The first ODI of the three-match series was abandoned because of heavy rains in Kochi.Margao will host the last and third ODI of the series on October 24.last_img read more

Turkey crackdown: Arrests hit 6,000 as Erdogan goes after army, judges post coup bid

first_imgTurkey widened a crackdown on suspected supporters of a failed military coup on Sunday, taking the number of people rounded up in the armed forces and judiciary to 6,000, and the government said it was in control of the country and economy.President Tayyip Erdogan and the government accused the US-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, a former ally whom Erdogan accuses of trying to create a “parallel structure” within the courts, police, armed forces and media, of orchestrating the coup.Erdogan’s supporters gathered in front of his Istanbul home to call for the plotters to face the death penalty, which Turkey outlawed in 2004 as part of its efforts to join the European Union.”We cannot ignore this demand,” Erdogan told the chanting crowd. “In democracies, whatever the people say has to happen.”He said a “terror group” led by Gulen had “ruined” the armed forces, that its members were being arrested in all military ranks, and that a purge of this “virus” would continue. Gulen denied any connection with the coup.The president has called on Turks to stay on the streets until Friday, and late into Sunday night, his supporters thronged squares and streets, honking horns and waving flags.Pictures on social media showed detained soldiers stripped to the waist, some wearing only their underpants, handcuffed and lying packed together on the floor of a sports hall where they were being held in Ankara.One video posted on Twitter showed detained generals with bruises and bandages. Akin Ozturk, head of the air force until 2015 and identified by three senior officials as one of the suspected masterminds of the coup plot, was among those held.advertisementThe Foreign Ministry raised the death toll to more than 290, including over 100 rebels, and said 1,400 people were hurt.The violence shocked the nation of almost 80 million, once seen as a model Muslim democracy, where living standards have risen steadily for more than a decade and where the army last used force to stage a successful coup more than 30 years ago.It also shattered fragile confidence among Turkey’s allies about security in the NATO country, which is a leading member of the U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State. Turkey had already been hit by repeated suicide bombings over the past year and is struggling to contain an insurgency by Kurdish separatists.ARRESTSWith expectations growing of a heavy clampdown on dissent, European politicians warned Erdogan the coup attempt did not give him a blank cheque to disregard the rule of law, and that he risked isolating himself internationally as he strengthens his position at home.Broadcaster NTV cited Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag as saying more arrests were expected.By Sunday evening, authorities had rounded up nearly 3,000 suspected military plotters, ranging from top commanders to foot soldiers, and the same number of judges and prosecutors after forces loyal to Erdogan crushed the attempted coup on Saturday.Among those arrested was General Bekir Ercan Van, commander of the Incirlik air base from which U.S. aircraft launch air strikes on Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq, an official said. Erdogan’s chief military assistant was also detained, the broadcaster CNN Turk said.Saudi Arabia detained Turkey’s military attache to Kuwait at Turkey’s request, Saudi-owned Al Arabiya TV said.Security forces also clashed with remnants of the coup plotters at Istanbul’s second airport on Sunday and at an air base in central Turkey, an official said, adding that arrests had been made and the situation was under control.On Saturday, Labour Minister Suleyman Soylu told the broadcaster Haberturk he believed Washington was behind the coup attempt. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry described suggestions of a U.S. role as “utterly false”, and said on Sunday that Washington had had no advance intelligence of the insurrection.An abandoned tank is guarded at Taksim Square in Istanbul. Photo: ReutersThe Pentagon also announced on Sunday that operations from Turkey by the U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State had resumed after Ankara reopened its air space, which had been closed during the coup attempt.However, U.S. facilities at the Incirlik base were still operating on internal power sources after Turkey cut the mains power supply. Kerry said the difficulty for U.S. planes using the base may have been a result of Turkish aircraft flown in support of the coup using it to refuel.’PARALLEL STRUCTURE’The crackdown intensifies a long-standing push by Erdogan to root out Gulen’s influence.The cleric denied playing any role in the attempted coup, which he called an affront to democracy, and on Sunday told reporters he believed Erdogan had staged the putsch.advertisementErdogan said Turkey would demand that Western countries return Gulen’s supporters living there, and submit an extradition request for Gulen himself to the United States.Gulen said he would comply with any extradition ruling but was “not really worried” about one.Kerry said he had no evidence Gulen was behind the plot, and urged Turkish authorities to compile evidence as rapidly as possible for any extradition request.Even before the coup attempt was over, Erdogan promised a purge of the armed forces. “They will pay a heavy price for this,” he said. “This uprising is a gift from God to us because this will be a reason to cleanse our army.”Erdogan’s critics say he will also use the purge to eliminating dissenting voices in the judiciary.Some European politicians expressed unease.”(The coup attempt) is not a blank cheque for Mr Erdogan. There cannot be purges, the rule of law must work,” French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said.He told France 3 television that European Union ministers would reiterate on Monday when they meet in Brussels that Turkey, which has applied to join the bloc, must conform to Europe’s democratic principles.European Commissioner Guenther Oettinger said Erdogan would move Turkey away from the core values represented by the EU and the NATO defence alliance if he used the coup to further restrict democratic rights.”He would strengthen his position domestically, but he would isolate himself internationally,” Oettinger, an ally of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, told the Welt am Sonntag newspaper.Some European politicians are also expressing concern about the future of a deal between the EU and Turkey that has helped to slow the numbers of mostly Syrian migrants crossing from Turkey to neighbouring Greece.STRAINED RELATIONSErdogan’s Islamist-rooted AK Party has long had strained relations with the military, which has a history of mounting coups to defend secularism, although it has not seized power directly since 1980.He commands the admiration and loyalty of millions of Turks particularly for raising living standards and restoring order to an economy once beset by regular crises.But his conservative religious vision for Turkey’s future has also alienated many ordinary citizens who accuse him of authoritarianism. Police used heavy force in 2013 to suppress mass protests demanding more freedom.During the attempted coup, calls rang out from mosques across the country, urging believers to take to the street to defend their country.Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Simsek tried to reassure investors before financial markets opened on Monday.”The macro fundamentals of our country are solid. We are taking all necessary precautions. We are strong with the support of our people and strengthened political stability,” he tweeted.The central bank said it would provide unlimited liquidity to banks.Also read:Turkey coup bid foiled: Over 250 killed, 3,000 rebel soldiers detained Turkey coup attempt: Exiled Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen denies any involvement Explosions, gunfire, air battle: All you need to know about Turkey military coup attempt advertisementlast_img read more

u-blox: 5G-ready cellular module and chipset for low power wide area IoT applications

first_img Continue Reading Previous Strong security requires multiple roots of trustNext AAEON: AI Core XP4 and XP8 offer flexible AI solution with Intel Myriad X u-blox has announced the SARA-R5 series of LTE-M and NB-IoT modules for low power wide area (LPWA) IoT applications, its most advanced, secure and highly integrated cellular product. The module, built on the u-blox UBX-R5 cellular chipset and the u-blox M8 GNSS receiver chip, offers unmatched end-to-end security and long product availability, making it ideal for IoT applications with long-term device deployments.The module also features a lightweight and low power pre-shared key (PSK) management system that is tailored to the needs of IoT applications, along with a comprehensive set of security features.With mobile network operators announcing their plans to roll out 5G networks, 5G readiness is becoming a key factor in selecting cellular communication modules. LTE-M and NB-IoT are forward-compatible with 5G networks and, by implementing key LTE-M and NB-IoT features from 3GPP Release 14, SARA-R5 offers customers a smooth transition towards 5G via software upgrades to already deployed devices.The SARA-R5 series builds on the new u-blox UBX-R5 LTE chipset and the u-blox M8 GNSS chip, which means that production and product lifetime are not dependent on third party chipmakers. For customers, this translates into long-term availability, roadmap stability, and technical support down to the silicon level. Core technology ownership enables new features, relevant for positioning, timing, connectivity, and security. SARA-R5 comes in two product variants. Featuring a built-in u-blox M8 GNSS receiver, SARA R511M targets mobile applications in the automotive, fleet management, tracking, and telematics sectors. The GNSS receiver’s chip-down design includes a dedicated GNSS antenna interface and can run in parallel with the cellular connection. This assures maximum design flexibility, while preserving overall system power consumption.The second product variant, SARA-R510M, is optimized to deliver the lowest achievable power consumption, drawing less than 1 microampere of current in power save mode, making it ideal for metering, smart city, connected health, security and surveillance, remote monitoring and other battery-powered applications.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules last_img read more

Benoit Paire fined after breaking several tennis rackets at Washington Open

first_imgFrench tennis player Benoit Paire has been fined USD 22,000 for his outburst at the Washington Open. Paire broke several rackets as he was booed off the court.Paire threw tantrums during his first-round match against Cyprus’ Marcos Baghdatis on Tuesday in the Citi Open. He went on to lose the match 6-3, 3-6, 6-2.After falling down at the end of a point in the next-to-last-game, Paire sat on the ground and slammed his racket four times and broke it. He then went sidelines to change the racket and tossed the previous one away. Following that, he got to his bench, he knocked it over and then threw another racket.Baghdatis — famous for his own viral racket-smashing episode — went over to chat, perhaps to try to calm Paire down but that didn’t work at all. Paire wound up carrying two mangled rackets and tossed them onto the middle of the court, leaving a ballkid to collect them.You ok? @benoitpaire pic.twitter.com/OBLoNAyYeaTweener Head (@tweener_head) August 1, 2018 Benoit Paire’s broken rackets were later collected by fans as souvenirs (AP Photo)Soon enough, without much resistance from Paire, Baghdatis completed his win. Paire threw his racket one more time, for good measure, on the way to meeting Baghdatis at the net for a polite embrace.He walked off the court amidst boos and blew flying kisses to the crowd before walking off. Paire’s broken rackets were later collected by fans as souvenirs.last_img read more

Osorio set to accomplish Mexico mission

first_imgMexico Juan Carlos Osorio set for mission accomplished moment with Mexico national team Jon Arnold Click here to see more stories from this author @ArnoldcommaJon 00:25 9/2/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Juan Carlos Osorio Mexico Mexico WC Qualification CONCACAF Mexico v Panama Panama El Tri could clinch World Cup qualification Friday, easing pressure on the coach and accomplishing one of his most important goals Forget all the criticism, the frustration, the airport accosting, the barbs from former coaches and players. Forget all of that. Juan Carlos Osorio is on the brink of accomplishing his most important task as Mexico coach.After 2013 saw El Tri narrowly qualify for the 2014 World Cup, going to the playoff where they thrashed New Zealand over two legs to confirm passage to Brazil, Osorio has his team one result away from booking passage to the 2018 World Cup with time to spare. Friday night could be the manager’s mission accomplished moment.The summer tournaments have been failures. Mexico was embarrassed by Chile in the Copa America Centenario, came up short at the Confederations Cup after being blown out by Germany and couldn’t even win the Gold Cup. But getting to the World Cup has always been job number one since Osorio arrived at the start of this cycle. If his team can beat Panama on Friday, he’ll have months to figure out job number two, which is getting Mexico to a fifth game at the World Cup itself. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Not that Osorio seems too stressed about it. The coach said Thursday that he’s been loving life since the Gold Cup.”Personally, I couldn’t feel better. The rest served me well, I took advantage of it to the fullest, spending it with my family,” Osorio said at a news conference. “I watched a lot of international soccer and I coached the teams where my kids played. I really enjoyed being on the field, trying out a lot of things I can apply to future trainings with other teams including those at the highest level.” He’ll have even less stress if his team tops the Caneleros. Even if it’s only for three games, having qualification locked up will make Osorio’s life much easier. It looks like he’s ready to let some players go back to their clubs rather than make the trip to Costa Rica should El Tri cinch up their spot in Russia this weekend. You can look at Brazil for an example, as well. While the rest of South America is playing pressure-packed games, Tite has been able to keep a loose atmosphere as his team runs away at the top of the table.Juan Carlos Osorio Javier Aquino MexicoIt would only be one full FIFA window, but Osorio could enjoy the same luxury, trying out players who aren’t in the regular rotation (though you could argue he does that anyway) and leaving players with knocks or fighting for time in their clubs without the disruption of a trip back home.Of course, beating Panama is hardly a given, even in the Azteca. The Central Americans come in motivated and injury worries for Hector Moreno and Jair Pereira could complicate Osorio’s choices at center back. That’d be even harder to swallow for a team that had zero fullbacks in the initial call-up and added Raul Lopez as an injury replacement. While a win would take the pressure off, it remains on until things are finished mathematically. “Being so close creates a bit of anxiousness for the game, but we believe that we’re really well prepared,” Osorio said. “We’re expecting that the team we have will give everything in this game and try to get us even closer to the goal.”The way the team has played at the Azteca, and in qualification in general in this cycle, getting to the goal should be easy. Mexico will qualify for the World Cup in painless fashion, and Osorio will have accomplished a huge part of what he was brought in to do.last_img read more

Report: Feyenoord 0 Man City 4

first_imgFeyenoord 0 Manchester City 4: Stones at the double as Guardiola’s men run riot in Rotterdam Dom Farrell Last updated 2 years ago 04:35 14/9/2017 JohnStones - cropped Getty Images John Stones headed a goal in each half as Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus also got in on the act of a Manchester City romp at Feyenoord. Manchester City ensured Feyenoord’s long-awaited Champions League return swiftly turned sour with a dominant 4-0 Group F win at De Kuip.The Dutch champions ended a 15-year absence from the group stages of Europe’s premier competition but they were behind after 95 seconds when John Stones capitalised on poor set-piece defending.England centre-back Stones helped himself to an unlikely brace after half-time, by which time goals from the more familiar sources of Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus had ended the game as a contest before the half hour. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Ederson lined up in goal for City, sporting protective headwear following his painful clash with Sadio Mane in the 5-0 thrashing of Liverpool four days ago.The Brazilian’s match fitness was barely put to the test, with Feyenoord entirely overmatched against opponents brimming with confidence following their unbeaten start to the Premier League season.pic.twitter.com/6hf8qE505p— Manchester City (@ManCity) September 13, 2017The pre-match flare smoke had barely cleared by the time Stones rose to meet David Silva’s delivery from a short corner and his header squirmed through Tonny Vilhena’s limp defensive efforts on line.Feyenoord centre-back Eric Botteghin turned in far better work in his own goalmouth when he nodded Jesus’s dipping header to safety, but City had a two-goal cushion in the 10th minute.Aguero was involved at the start of a slick move that included David Silva and Bernardo Silva, who released Kyle Walker down the right and the Argentina striker was on hand to flash a finish across Brad Jones.Feyenoord goalkeeper Jones then thwarted Aguero at his near post before Michiel Kramer fired into the side-netting on a rare attack from the hosts.City made it 3-0 in the 25th minute when Jones parried Benjamin Mendy’s drive from a half-cleared corner. Nicolas Otamendi was standing in an offside position, unlike Jesus, who benefitted from Jones and his defence standing with their arms aloft and smashed into an unguarded net.A sliding Aguero almost squeezed in a fourth at the near post from a dangerous Kevin De Bruyne centre and the Belgium midfielder was one of those in sky blue singled out for robust treatment as Feyenoord trio Jeremiah St Juste, Kramer and Vilhena earned bookings within three minutes of one another at the end of a nightmare half for Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s men.There was a more sedate opening to the second half, with Feyenoord’s fans remaining in good enough spirits to “ole” any prolonged sequence of passes from their team.In truth, there were precious few of those and Stones was granted a generous amount of room six yards from goal to power in his second from De Bruyne’s 63rd-minute short corner.By that stage, Pep Guardiola’s team, were tapering down with an eye on Saturday’s trip to Watford.Jones saved smartly from Raheem Sterling and St Juste blocked from another City substitute, Leroy Sane, during the closing stages, either side of Feyenoord replacement Jens Toornstra ballooning a promising free-kick over to sum up his team’s grim outing. read morelast_img read more

Govt Urged to Tackle Lack of Cruise Ship Berths in Sydney

first_imgzoom The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Australasia has urged the New South Wales (NSW) Government to meet the rising demand for cruise ship berthing options in the region.Joel Katz, CLIA Australasia’s Managing Director, has called on the government to engage with the industry to resolve the lack of berths east of the Harbour Bridge as the lack of capacity in Sydney is forcing cruise lines to redeploy their ships.Katz said that “resolving the lack of berthing space in Sydney Harbour is an absolute priority to ensure the continued growth of cruise tourism in Australia.”The call comes on the back of CLIA Australasia’s 2016 Australian Ocean Passenger Cruise Industry Source Market Report which shows that Australia’s cruise industry continues its growth trajectory hitting record highs in 2016, with annual ocean cruise passenger numbers surging by 21 percent to a record 1.281,159.The growth of 222,378 passengers is the biggest increase on record, according to the report.“In 2016, Australia achieved the equivalent of 5.3 percent market penetration, that’s one in 19 Australians taking a cruise, making this the highest per capita ratio in the world,” Katz commented.As informed, the most popular cruises are local itineraries in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific, growing by 30.2 per cent year on year. The South Pacific maintained its position as Australia’s favorite cruise destination attracting more than 42 percent of ocean cruise passengers.Since 2007, Australia’s ocean cruise passenger numbers have increased by an average of 19.4 percent per year and in the last five years, these numbers have doubled, according to Katz.“However, future growth of Australia’s cruising sector will be hindered by a lack of berthing options in major capital cities,” Katz pointed out.“To achieve the 11.8 percent annual Australian passenger growth needed to achieve the goal of 2 million passengers by 2020, there are significant challenges facing us as an industry here in Australia, particularly in Sydney. These must be urgently addressed,” Katz concluded.last_img read more

Fall Out Boy Supports Bring Music to Schools Bring Music to Life

first_imgHot Topic, the loudest store in the mall, is tapping into its music roots with the launch of the Bring Music to Schools, Bring Music to Life campaign featuring the band Fall Out Boy for Back-To-School.Fall Out Boy for Hot Topic FoundationThe campaign highlights Hot Topic’s round-up initiative, in which customers are invited to “round-up” their in-store or online purchases to the nearest dollar. The difference is donated to the Hot Topic Foundation to support non-profit organizations – including Little Kids Rock, Notes for Notes and the Grammy Foundation – which inspire young people through music and the arts. The Hot Topic Foundation has raised approximately $1 million since the launch of the round-up program last August.“At Hot Topic, music is part of our DNA,” said Lisa Harper, Chief Executive Officer of Hot Topic, Inc. “So it’s exciting to be able to give back and support that same passion in young musicians. It’s really amazing to see what a little ‘change’ can do.”Hot Topic’s Bring Music to Schools, Bring Music to Life campaign features students from Little Kids Rock, a non-profit organization that provides free music instruction and instruments to under-served public schools across the U.S., alongside one of their favorite bands, Fall Out Boy, in an effort to inspire and foster the next generation of musicians. The campaign, which includes print, digital and social media, launches in all Hot Topic stores in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico at the end of this month, and in Alternative Press magazine in August. Check out behind-the-scenes footage from the shoot with Fall Out Boy here.Hot Topic will also offer various promotions during back-to-school including: • Pack It Up Backpack Offer: Purchase a backpack and get 30% off all the apparel you can stuff in it, plus 30% off the backpack, too. • $25 Jeans When You Buy 2 or More: Select denim styles are $25 each when you purchase 2 or more. • Hot Cash: Receive a coupon for $15 off a future purchase of $30 or more with each qualifying purchase.Since its founding in 2004, the Hot Topic Foundation has gifted approximately $12 million to arts and music organizations for youth. Most recently, the Hot Topic Foundation made its largest grant to date – a $500,000 contribution to Notes for Notes, a non-profit organization dedicated to giving youth a profoundly positive experience via completely free access to music instruments, instruction and recording studio environments. The funds will assist the charity with national expansion. The newest Notes for Notes studio is scheduled to open in Detroit in August 2015 and was fully funded by the Hot Topic Foundation.last_img read more

As Kanesatake cleans up after the flood help is slow to arrive

first_imgTom Fennario APTN National NewsNow that floodwaters have receded, Mohawks in Kanesatake are facing a daunting clean up.Help has been slow to arrive for those most affected and the band council says they lack services to better prepare for future disasters.last_img

Fort St John 100 Women Who Care Nominations

first_imgThe 100 Women Who Care started in 2017, as a group of local women who come together for one evening to help infuse financial help into local charities. At the event, the women listen to three nominated charities who present their stories to the women. By sharing who they are, what they are doing in the community, and why they deserve the support.Each attending woman brings $100 to the event, and casts her vote towards the charity she feels deserves the donation. When you multiply $100 by 100 women there is a quick infusion of funding for the chosen charity.To purchase tickets; CLICK HERE FB Event Page; CLICK HERE FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The list of nominations for the upcoming 100 Women Who Care Event have been published.These organizations have all been nominated by women who have participated at previous 100 Women that Care events. Through the nomination process, three local charities will compete for this funding which will help their programs and services. Presentations will be made at the Lido on March 12th, 2019 at 6:00 pm.– Fort St John Women’s Resource Society– Fort St John & Area Senior’s Care Foundation– Fort St John Hospital Foundation– BC SPCA North Peace Branch– Northern Environmental Action Team (NEAT)– North Peace Pregnancy Care Centre Society– North Peace Justice Society– Fort St John Association of Community Living– North Peace Seniors Housing Societylast_img read more

Cathedral added temple complex dropped from UNs endangered list

Speaking of the visual danger to the cathedral from the new high-rise construction, the Director of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) World Heritage Centre, Francesco Bandarin, said, “The Cologne Cathedral and its urban landscape are the city’s only outstanding cultural heritage elements to have survived World War II. I sincerely hope that Cologne will not lose an important component of its historical legacy.”UNESCO’s 21-member World Heritage Committee, holding its 28th annual session in Suzhou, China, until tomorrow, said the 13th to 16th century Tanzanian ruins of Kilwa Kisiwani and Songo Mnara show their historical position as hubs of trade in gold, silver, pearls, perfumes, Arabian crockery, Persian earthenware and Chinese porcelain.Portugal offered Tanzania assistance in preserving the two seaports.Meanwhile, the committee removed three other sites from the danger list yesterday.The three were the Angkor Wat temple complex in Cambodia, the immense earthen Bahla Fort in Oman and the Rwenzori Mountains National Park, home to rich and usual plant life and endangered animals, in Uganda.By putting a site on the danger list, the committee calls the attention of a government and its international partners to the risks and dangers the area faces, whereas de-listing signals that the management of and security at the location has reached acceptable international standards.Last Friday the Committee also inscribed 13 sites on the list of places whose heritage belongs to all of mankind, bringing the total to 788.They included the mud-layered buildings in the 6th to 4th century BC Iranian city of Bam, which also made it simultaneously to the list of sites in danger. The December earthquake, which took 26,000 lives, extensively damaged the mud structures in the old city. The quake, however, also allowed experts to see even earlier, previously undiscovered settlements in the area.Also inscribed on the World Heritage List were three sites in Germany, two in Italy and one each in Iceland, Lithuania, Mexico, Portugal, Serbia and Montenegro, Sweden and the United Kingdom. read more

Number of South Sudanese sheltering at UN bases to remain high in

.Derk Segaar, Head of the Mission’s Recovery, Reintegration and Peacebuilding Section, told a news conference in the capital, Juba, that there are currently about 100,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) seeking protection in 10 UN bases around the country.The Mission took the unprecedented decision to open its gates to all unarmed civilians facing an imminent threat of physical violence when the crisis in South Sudan erupted last December. Despite a cessation of hostilities signed by the parties, peace and stability have yet to be restored to the extent that the IDPs feel safe enough to return to their homes. “In view of uncertainties surrounding the cessation of hostilities and the projected deterioration of the food security situation in conflict-affected states, the numbers of IDPs in UNMISS bases are expected to remain high over the coming months,” said Mr. Segaar.He noted that UNMISS did not expect the current scenario and its military bases were not prepared to house so many IDPs for such a prolonged time. “As a result, many IDPs are living in very congested conditions, creating serious sanitary and health concerns that are further exacerbated by the rainy season,” he said, adding that despite ongoing improvements, flooding now occurs regularly in all protection sites. The Mission voiced particular concern about the situation in Bentiu, where 100 to 200 displaced people continue to arrive daily, many of whom are malnourished. Humanitarian partners are working together with UNMISS to improve the situation, wherever possible, both by improving the situation in existing sites and by creating new sites that will decongest the current, improvised protection sites. For example, two-thirds of the displaced – almost 12,000 people – at the UN base in Malakal have already moved into a new site. In Juba, relocations have begun to a new site that is ready to welcome up to 13,300 people. “Of course, these are only temporary solutions to avoid a health crisis during the rainy season,” Mr. Segaar stated. “In the longer term, we hope a political solution and the stabilization of the security situation will create the conditions in which the IDPs will feel safe to go home.” read more

Guyanas Belgium Ambassador accredited as non resident Ambassador to Netherlands

The commitment to strengthen mutually beneficial relations between Guyana andthe Kingdom of the Netherlands was underscored when Ambassador David Halespresented his Letter of Credence to King Willem-Alexander, on Wednesday December 20, 2017, at Noordeinde Palace in the Hague.David Hales, Ambassador of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana to the Kingdom of Belgium (r) presents his Letter of Credence to King Willem-Alexander of the Kingdom of NetherlandsAmbassador Hales, who is Guyana’s Ambassador to the Kingdom of Belgium, has beenaccredited as a non-Resident Ambassador to the Netherlands. He succeeded formerAmbassador P.I. Gomes.According to a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, prominent in the discussion between the Dutch Monarch and Ambassador Hales was the impact of Climate Change on the Caribbean, including the Dutch Territories, particularly the devastation caused by the passage of hurricanes Maria and Irma during the 2017 hurricane season in the Atlantic.The King had visited the affected Dutch islands immediately after the passage of hurricane Maria to get a first-hand appreciation of the damage caused.To this end, Ambassador Hales expressed deep appreciation of the Government ofGuyana to the commitment by the Netherlands of US $702 million for disasterpreparedness and relief efforts at the CARICOM UN High Level Pledging Conferencethat took place earlier in December at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.The exchange, according to the statement, also touched on the involvement of the Netherlands in designing a model  of an effective and efficient drainage system for the city of Georgetown and the involvement of Dutch businesses in Guyana’s new oil and gas sector.King Willem-Alexander (L) with Ambassador Hales (R)Moreover, the release said that King Willem-Alexander also showed great interest in the current status of the Good Office  process under the aegis of the United Nations Secretary General regarding the Guyana, Venezuela border controversy.Ambassador Hales also held discussions with the Deputy Director, WesternHemisphere Department, Director, Multilateral Organisations and Human RightsDepartment and other top level officials of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.The two countries established diplomatic relations on May 15, 1970. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Related5 new Ambassadors and High Commissioners accreditedOctober 10, 2018In “latest news”Guyana and Denmark to further strengthen relationsJuly 20, 2016In “latest news”Japan commits to strengthened bilateral relations with Guyana…as new Non-resident Ambassador is accreditedFebruary 24, 2016In “latest news” read more

Slovakia Tatran Presov and Michalovce the only with 3 of 3

antlbratislavabystricahlohovecmichalovcemodranove zamkypoganyPresovslovan modratopolcanywinlandwinland michalovcezatko After the closure of the third round in the Slovakian league, the only teams that are with 3 wins from 3 games are the teams of Tatran Presov and HC winLand Michalovce.Michalovce beat Nove Zamky away with 24:22 (12:9), with Pogany being the top scorer with nine goals, while Tatran Presov had a more convincing win away against Sporta Hlohovec with 36:29 (18:17), Antl scoring nine goals for the visitors, while Zatko had the same amount of goals scored for the home team. In the other two games, Bystrica beat Slovan Modra with 33:23 (15:13), while Topolcany lost at home to SKP Bratislava with 23:24.TABLE:1  Tatran Prešov                         3      3  0  0  6    106:82      2 HC winLand Michalovce     3     3  0  0  6     85:76     3 MŠK Považská Bystrica       3     2  0  1  4     91:80     4 ŠKP Bratislava                         3     2  0  1  4     88:88     5 HK Topoľčany                         3     1  0  2  2     79:80     6 Slovan Modra                          2     1  0  1  2     43:49     7 1.MHK Košice                         2     0  0  2  0     42:49     8 HC SPORTA Hlohovec         2     0  0  2  0     53:64     9 HC Štart Nové Zámky          3     0  0  3  0     82:101source: slovakhandball.sk ← Previous Story Slovenia NLB Leasing Round 2: Celje takes a point from Koper! Next Story → Qatar wins Asian Youth Championship read more

Krasnicki reelected as President of Polish Handball Federation

Another four years as President of the Polish Handball Federation for Andrej Krasnicki. He has been the president of the federation since 2006, when the Polish national team won two medals at the World Championships in 2007 and 2009. Now his main goal is surely the upcoming EHF Euro 2016 which takes place in Poland. ← Previous Story Operation on Marcin Lijewski goes well Next Story → Smajlagic to coach Zamet Rijeka, club taken by Italian billionaire andrej krasnickikrasnickiPoland handballPolish HandballPolish handball federation read more

Celebrating 50 years of bringing intercultural learning to Ireland

first_imgIf you grow up having friends from other cultures, friends who speak different languages or are a different colour, it becomes normal, for the rest of our life, and you normalise that for everyone around you.There are 14 staff members working at the Cork offices. EIL is a not-for-profit organisation. Information on its special travel awards can be found here.The awards are for people who may not have the money to travel, but want to take part in such a programme.EIL offers study abroad, volunteering, language training, travel scholarships and cultural immersion activities, with over 2,000 people participating in its programmes each year.The Minister for Trade and Development, Joe Costello TD, will officiate at today’s launch.Read: Political integration scheme connects migrants to Leinster House>Read: Racial profiling has ‘a discriminatory effect’ and should be prohibited – report> THE EIL INTERCULTURAL Learning Centre has seen Ireland change hugely in the 50 years it has been in operation.Its director Kevin Hickey told TheJournal.ie: “The difference between now and 1964 when the organisation was first founded is absolutely dramatic. At that stage [Ireland] was a very mono-cultural, very white, very Catholic society. It was also a very inward-looking society.”Today, EIL Intercultural Learning is Ireland’s oldest intercultural learning organisation and this morning it launches a year-long programme of events to mark its 50th anniversary.EIL Intercultural Learning is a non-profit organisation and a member of the worldwide Experiment in International Living (EIL) network.The first group to arrive in 1964 was from the USA, and the participants lived with local families for their stay. Author Maeve Binchy was one of the people involved in the organisation for the first couple of years.Since then, they have had about 36,000 people involved in programmes coming to and from Ireland, including exchanges, volunteering, school exchanges and other opportunities.The age range is a wide one – from students to retired people. EIL has a big travel award programme that offers fully-funded opportunities for Irish people to volunteer as part of exchange programmes.This year is the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s Nobel Peace Prize, so EIL is looking to provide opportunities for young people showing leadership around issues that focus on civil rights and minority rights.“The functioning of society in Ireland at the moment is very dependent on people having strong intercultural skills,” said Hickey.He said that some people who have taken part in EIL programmes have even changed careers and fields of study due to their experiences.“It’s a very, very powerful experience that really sticks with people for life,” said Hickey. “You can’t unlearn it.”last_img read more

Géolocalisation SFR propose de retrouver les portables volés ou égarés

first_imgGéolocalisation : SFR propose de retrouver les portables volés ou égarésFrance – L’opérateur mobile SFR propose à ses clients de retrouver les mobiles perdus grâce à la géolocalisation.Afin d’aider les clients ayant perdu leur mobile, SFR propose désormais d’essayer de retrouver l’appareil grâce à la géolocalisation. Cette technologie, avec l’aide des antennes GSM, permet de déterminer où se trouve l’appareil. Le service, facturé 2 euros par recherche, est disponible en ligne : “Quel que soit leur mobile ou leur forfait, les clients peuvent s’assurer qu’ils n’ont pas simplement égaré leur mobile avant d’entreprendre les démarches de blocage de la carte Sim.” 20 millions de personnes sont abonnées chez SFR en France. Le service “SFR Mobile perdu” est disponible à l’adresse http://www.sfr.fr/vos-services/services-mobiles/mobile-localisation/index.jspLe 3 juin 2010 à 12:15 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Jamaica on path to Economic Independence

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppUnited States, August 16, 2017 – Washington – Jamaica’s Ambassador to the United States, Her Excellency Audrey Marks, says Jamaica is firmly on the path to attaining the true national mission of this generation, that of achieving and establishing economic independence.Delivering the keynote address at the Atlanta Jamaican Association Independence Ball on Saturday night (August 12) at the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Atlanta, Ambassador Marks said the country’s first focus after Independence was to build “exemplary social and political institutions for our young nation”.“We have, by any measure, achieved our political objectives as a stable and democratic country,” she said, noting that Jamaica is considered to be among the most democratic nations in the Western Hemisphere.Ambassador Marks said the island has also stamped its mark on the world in the cultural realm, particularly in the areas of music and sports.“Rastafari is considered as the only new religion of the 20th and 21st centuries. We produced reggae music as an authentic musical form that has influenced the world dramatically,” she pointed out.She noted that in the area of sports, “we have excelled beyond the wildest expectations, producing world-beaters and legends, particularly in athletics, cricket, boxing, netball and swimming. Music and sports are areas we once considered major recreational pastimes only, but, today, are respected as two of the world’s emerging cultural industries, generating billions of dollars in revenue”.Ambassador Marks told the nearly 800 attendees that the task now is to prepare the nation for long-term economic growth.“We have to cultivate and maximise these cultural and other industries to the economic benefit of Jamaica in much the same way as countries with natural resources such as oil, gas, or gold,” she pointed out.“My message tonight is about building on the foundation of political, organisational and cultural maturity to achieve economic independence,” she said, noting that the “entire Jamaican nation at home and aboard must be mobilised and inspired to action”.Ambassador Marks said the positive economic indicators now being experienced, together with the fiscal prudence and skilful management by the Government, “will no doubt help fuel and propel the economy towards the goal of economic independence”.last_img read more

Santa Clauses convene in Copenhagen

first_imgSomething for the weekend: Although the sun may be (temporarily!) shining, the countdown to Christmas has officially begun in Denmark, which hosted the annual World Santa Claus Congress this week.Between 18 and 20 July 2016, Santas from around the world gathered in Bakken amusement park, north of Copenhagen, in full costume in order to share tricks of the trade and socialise with global colleagues.The three-day event included parades in the Danish capital, where Santas gave out candy canes and spread festive cheer.The Santas also battled it out in more physical challenges such as an obstacle course, as well as enjoying local sightseeing, taking a foot bath in the sea (in full Santa swimwear attire), and Christmas cake baking.The ‘Christmas in July’ event allows Santas to catch up away from the hectic December period. Numerous pixies and elves were also in attendance.At Employee Benefits, we hope the event has enhanced the Santas’ wellbeing and motivated them to perform at their best this Christmas…last_img read more

Alaska News Nightly Monday Mar 28 2016

first_imgStories 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 @aprnDownload AudioBill increasing contributions to pensions proposed in AK SenateAssociated PressBills calling for increased local contributions to two state pension programs and an overhaul of a community assistance program have been proposed in the Alaska Senate as lawmakers look to further cut costs amid a bulging budget deficit.Bill requiring background checks for marijuana sellers in limboAndrew Kitchenman, KTOO – JuneauMarijuana businesses are scheduled to open in June, after the state issues licenses. But there’s a hitch – the state won’t issue licenses until the Legislature passes a bill that allows for national criminal background checks, among other provisions. And  that bill is currently in limbo.Flights cancelled as Pavlov continues to spew ashHannah Colton, KDLG – DillinghamAlaska Airlines is canceling dozens of flights as Pavlof volcano, on the Alaska Peninsula – spews ash more than 30 thousand feet in the air.Alaska Supreme Court: State must enforce Central Council’s child support ordersJennifer Canfield, KTOO – JuneauThe State of Alaska must recognize and enforce the Tlingit-Haida Central Council’s child support orders, according to a state Supreme Court decision issued Friday.Juneau to Barrow, data shows Sanders landslide consistent across stateZachariah Hughes, KSKA – AnchorageOver the weekend, Alaska Democrats gave Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders a landslide victory in the state-wide caucus. At more than 81 percent- it is one of the candidate’s most decisive wins in a primary contest. The wide margins in Sanders favor were consistent across all 40 of the state’s voting districts.‘Roadless Rule’ gets small victory due to Supreme Court inactionEd Schoenfeld, Coastalaska – JuneauThe U.S. Supreme Court will *not* take up a case that could have expanded logging in Southeast Alaska’s Tongass National Forest.US-Russian exchange discusses spring breakup flooding solutionsTim Bodony, KIYU – GalenaA delegation from Russia recently visited Galena, as part of a state department-funded cultural exchange. The program allowed civic leaders from two riverside villages to share ideas about how to prepare for, respond to, and maybe even prevent, spring breakup flooding.Arctic submarine maneuvers test capability below the iceEllen Lockyer, KSKA – AnchorageThe US Navy has studied the Arctic ice for over half a century, using submarines to explore changes beneath the frozen surface. This invaluable data has a dual purpose.last_img read more