first_imgPacers: Won their fourth straight game against Brooklyn. … Indiana has won six of its last seven season openers and seven of its last eight home openers. … Bojan Bogdanovic scored 14 points against his former team. … Lance Stephenson and Domantas Sabonis each scored 16 points off the bench. … Oladipo also had four steals. … It’s only the third time since 2000 that Indiana has scored 140 or more points.UP NEXTNets: Host Orlando in home opener on Saturday.Pacers: Host Portland on Friday. BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight MOST READ Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Rockets’ Chris Paul still dealing with bruised left knee LATEST STORIES Read Next View comments Victor Oladipo #4 of the Indiana Pacers dribbles the ball against the Brooklyn Nets at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on October 18, 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Andy Lyons/Getty Images/AFPINDIANAPOLIS — Victor Oladipo scored 22 points in his Indiana debut, Darren Collison added 21 points and 11 assists in his return to Indianapolis, and the Pacers held off the Brooklyn Nets 140-131 on Wednesday night in their season opener.Eight players scored in double figures as the Pacers, in their first game since trading All-Star Paul George, produced their highest point total since a 144-point game against Denver on Nov. 9, 2010. Myles Turner had 21 points and 14 rebounds, and Thaddeus Young added 17 points and 11 rebounds.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. D’Angelo Russell scored 30 points in his Nets debut but backcourt mate Jeremy Lin limped to the locker room with an injury midway through the fourth quarter. Trevor Booker finished with 20 points and 10 rebounds, but it wasn’t enough to prevent the Nets from losing a franchise-record fifth consecutive season opener.Despite having chances to take control, neither could.Brooklyn led 30-29 after one quarter, the Pacers took a 65-63 halftime lead and then used a 10-0 third-quarter run to build a 75-65 lead. Brooklyn never led again.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBut the Nets charged back in the final minutes, trimming a 10-point deficit to 130-126 before the Pacers finally managed to close it out.TIP-INSNets: Have lost all six road openers since moving to Brooklyn. … The Nets are 3-3 all-time against Indiana in season openers, the opponent they have played most frequently on opening night. … Brooklyn put Timofey Mozgov and Lin in the starting lineup Wednesday, marking the first time in franchise history that more than one undrafted player started a season opener. … Brooklyn was 29 of 32 from the free-throw line. … Lin had 18 points, while Allen Crabbe and Caris LeVert each finished with 12.last_img read more

first_imgSpain will take on Netherlands in what appears to be a rematch of 2010 World Cup final on SaturdayDon’t mention the final. On the eve of the crucial rematch of the World Cup championship game four years ago between the Netherlands and Spain, the Dutch were playing down any talk of seeking revenge for the agonizing 1-0 defeat in Johannesburg in 2010. “It’s history. It doesn’t matter any longer,” winger Arjen Robben said Thursday, a day before the two teams’ World Cup Group B opener at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador. “I don’t believe in revenge – 2010 was a final, this is a group match. You can’t compare it. ” In a possible indication of the way the Netherlands will play Friday, coach Louis van Gaal defended the tough tackling four years ago that earned eight players a yellow card and one a sending off.last_img read more

first_imgPakistan opener Ahmed Shehzad has dismissed the tag of being indisciplined and having attitude problems, insisting that his ambition was to play 100 Test matches for the nation.The 23-year old also made it clear that he didn’t like being compared to India’s Virat Kohli nor was he keen to replicate his achievements.”My motto is to enjoy cricket and I like playing cricket with a sense of freedom and joy. I like to dress well, eat well and am bit of a showman and if you don’t have attitude you can’t be a more than average professional sportsman,” Shehzad said.”But to say that I am indisciplined or have attitude problems is not correct. I have my own style and I like to enjoy life but that does not mean I am not a team man, good professional athlete or I don’t respect my teammates. Many impressions about me are misplaced,” he said.Reminded that head coach Waqar Younis and captain Misbah-ul-Haq had recommended dropping him from the national team after the World Cup because of discipline issues, Shehzad questioned whether anyone including the media had really gone through the report.Also read: Skipper Kohli promises aggressive brand of leadership in first full series”There are lot of conjunctions about the report and some misunderstanding. Obviously they are differences and issues in a team which is like a family. But that does not mean I am not disciplined. Why they filed that report is something they can answer best,” Shehzad said.advertisementLearnt from mistakes Insisting that he had learnt and changed from his past mistakes Shehzad said that he would like to be treated as a 23 year old youngster and not a 28 to 30-year-old in the team.”I know I don’t always deliver at the crease but whenever I do I just want my team management to remember I am still just 23 years and judge my performances on that.”Shehzad was responding to a question that although there was lot of stress on playing youngsters in the team he and others like Umar Akmal or Asad Shafiq tended to be scrutinised more often for their performances.The youngster, who has played 11 Tests and 70 one-day internationals so far also admitted that he was upset at not getting a chance to play in Lahore, Pakistan against Zimbabwe in the ODI series when it became the first foreign team to visit Pakistan in six years time.”Yes definitely that was a disappointment not to get to play in front of my home crowd but hopefully that chance will come soon,” he said.last_img read more

first_imgKings XI Punjab (KXIP) and its owner Ness Wadia have supported the idea of shifting IPL matches out of Maharashtra looking at the water crisis the state is facing at the moment.There are 20 IPL matches scheduled in three venues of Maharashtra – Mumbai, Pune and Nagpur. Presently, all the three cities are facing water crisis with the summer just setting in. (Full IPL 2016 coverage ) The KXIP franchise are scheduled to play their three home matches in Nagpur and looking at the water scarcity in the state the team is considering shifting the matches.”We are definitely considering shifting the matches on humanitarian grounds. The consideration has been done internally. Obviously, we can’t hold matches when people of India are suffering and water crisis is a serious issue,” Wadia told Times Now on Monday.The staging of IPL matches in drought-hit Maharashtra has attracted a lot of controversy with an NGO named Loksatta Movement filing a PIL in the Bombay High Court demanding that the lucrative Twenty20 league should be shifted out of the state.The NGO has claimed that more than six million litres of water would be utilised to maintain cricket pitches at the three stadia in Maharashtra where IPL matches are scheduled to be held. (PIL seeks shifting of IPL matches out of Bengaluru )The Bombay High Court had also suggested that IPL matches should be shifted out of the state. The next hearing on the matter is scheduled for Tuesday.The court allowed the opening IPL match between Mumbai Indians and Rising Pune Supergiants at the Wankhede Stadium on April 9 to go through as scheduled as it felt that the PIL had been filed too late and there was not sufficient time to arrange for an alternate venue.advertisementHowever, the fate of the remaining 19 matches in the state is still in doubt.BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur virtually asked the Maharashtra government to choose between water or money last Staurday, asserting that the state exchequer could lose approximately Rs 100 crore if IPL matches are shifted out of the state.Earlier on Monday, Bengaluru-based advocate and environmental activist filed a PIL before the Karnataka High Court, demanding that IPL matches be shifted out of the city.The petitioner also demanded that the Bengaluru Water Supply and Sewerage Board should submit an audit report on the usage of water for IPL matches at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium.Royal Challengers Bangalore are scheduled to play their home matches at Chinnaswamy Stadium.(with PTI inputs)last_img read more

first_img … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Norrie, the team’s world No70 and No1 active player, whose father arrived from New Zealand two days previously, had an altogether trickier time against the world No 434, Jurabek Karimov, who recovered from two sets and a break down in the third, saving match point in the tiebreak, to win 0-6, 5-7, 7-6 (6), 6-2, 6-2.As the 20-year-old Uzbek shed his early serving nerves, he began to hit with abandon and wit. Norrie, meanwhile, did not faintly resemble the player who announced his arrival in Davis Cup in February by coming from two sets down to beat the clay specialist Roberto Bautista Agut in Spain.Norrie was candid in defeat. “Honestly, at the end of day, he played too good. All credit to him. It was tough for me to find a clear way to win. I competed as hard as I could and couldn’t ask any more of myself. I’ll try to forget that as soon as possible but it hurts a lot because I’m not just playing for myself, I’m playing for the team.”Much now depends on the doubles , when Jamie Murray and Dom Inglot should restore the lead against Istomin and Sanjar Fayziev, as well as how Norrie recovers in the reverse singles against Istomin on Sunday. Support The Guardian Share on LinkedIn Topics Share via Email Pinterest Twitter USA fall behind Croatia in Davis Cup as US Open umpire Carlos Ramos returns Dan Evans and Cameron Norrie land on centre stage for a Davis Cup finale With characteristic understatement Evans said of his own intense struggle with 32-year-old Istomin, who has won 48 Davis Cup matches for Uzbekistan, “It’s good to get a win against a top-60 guy.‘ For the Birmingham maverick, it was more than just a mood-setting win in a Davis Cup tie; victory represented another stage of his redemption.Elaborating on sentiments he expressed on his return in April from a one-year drugs ban – down the road in a leisure centre in Scotstoun – Evans described his lonely purdah. “You’re just so far away from the world you’re used to. That’s the hardest part. I had to live a pretty boring, sheltered life, No real existence or importance. I didn’t do much. I just had to play second fiddle. I didn’t have anything to do because I couldn’t play tennis.”But he is back now – still short of his pre-ban best, he concedes, but finding his feet, at times stroking fine winners, from chips and lobs to single-handed backhands that kissed the lines. He sliced more than he bashed, which kept Istomin off-balance on the baseline, though he too contributed to the entertainment with a welter of quality ground strokes, saving five match points before Evans sealed the rubber.Did he have doubts he would make it back? “I’m nowhere near back there yet. I’m only [222] in the world. I still have doubts if I’ll get back, but that’s pretty normal. Days like today make you see light at the end of the tunnel.”What mattered most was the reception he got from a smaller than usual but equally noisy gathering. There was little dissension about his performance. Of the hardcore fans who occupied 4,715 of the 6,529 available seats, there was near-unanimous approval . Victory for the world’s fifth-ranked team will enhance their seeding when the competition is decided for the first time in a best-of-18 round robin in Lille or Madrid. The Davis Cup has sacrificed home-and-away romance for a World-Cup style format intended to lure the biggest stars back from more lucrative endeavours in a packed schedule.Murray is not among the abstainers. He is 3,200 miles away across the Atlantic working on his recovering hip. In a video message on the stadium’s screen he said, “I’m very sorry I can’t be there to support the team and I will be watching here in Philadelphia.” Read more Read more Six times in nine Davis Cup ties over 13 years in Glasgow the crowds have flocked to acclaim the deeds of their own tennis knight, Andy Murray. In his absence from what will almost certainly be the last Cup fixture in the city of his birth in a long time they reserved their appreciation for the triumph of Dan Evans on his return from an enforced sabbatical, then were stunned by the five-set defeat of Cameron Norrie, a still unfamiliar son of a Glaswegian emigre.“I’m very proud to represent my country and win,” Evans said after a gruelling 7-6 (4), 4-6, 0-6, 6-4, 7-5 win over Denis Istomin in four hours and 11 minutes, the perfect start to Great Britain’s World Group play-off against Uzbekistan on Friday. Facebook Davis Cup Share on Twitter Reuse this content World No 434 Jurabek Karimov celebrates his dramatic comeback win over Cameron Norrie. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images Share on Pinterest Share on Messenger Share on Facebook Since you’re here… Tennis Share on WhatsApp newslast_img read more

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Man Utd midfielder McTominay reveals Williams advice: Like you’re in the park with mates!by Freddie Taylor15 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveScott McTominay handed Brandon Williams some valuable advice before the teenager’s Manchester United debut.19-year-old Williams was excellent in the goalless draw with AZ Alkmaar last week.”I thought he did brilliantly,” McTominay told MUTV.”I said to him before the game to just be himself and told him he had nothing to worry about.”I told him to go and play the game like it was a Reserves match or he was playing in the park with his mates… you don’t want to think too much about it, you just need to go out, express yourself, show what you can do and that’s what he did.”A fellow United academy graduate, McTominay exactly what Williams must do from here.He added: “He just needs to concentrate on how he’s performing on the pitch and listen to Ole and the coaches and I’m sure they’ll be pleased with him.”Obviously, we didn’t create as many chances as we hoped [against Alkmaar] but we still got a point away from home and didn’t concede again so they’re positives we can take.”And, of course, Brandon was a big, big plus and I’m very pleased for him. To have a game like that this early in his career is great.” last_img read more

first_imgHead coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines listens in on an offensive huddle during the Michigan Football Spring Game.ANN ARBOR, MI – APRIL 04: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines listens in on an offensive huddle during the Michigan Football Spring Game on April 4, 2015 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)Michigan is 0-1 after an opening weekend loss to Notre Dame. The criticism of Jim Harbaugh in the media has mounted.Harbaugh is in his fourth year at his alma mater. He hasn’t won the Big Ten yet, and will face increased pressure if his team goes 8-4 again this season.However, he is not on the hot seat, according to university president Dr. Mark Schlissel.Speaking during a meeting of the Detroit Economic Club, Schlissel commented on Harbaugh’s job status..@DrMarkSchlissel on @CoachJim4UM: “He’s not on the hot seat. He’s under contract for four more years.” #econclub— Detroit EconomicClub (@deteconomicclub) September 5, 2018Harbaugh is still a much better bet to be successful at Michigan than many other head coaches. He might not have hit every benchmark just yet but it makes sense for the school to be dedicated to him for the long haul.Of course, could Harbaugh leave on his own accord and go back to the NFL? That could happen, but don’t expect him to be forced out.Michigan looks to get in the win column this weekend when they host Western Michigan. Kickoff is set for noon ET at the Big House.FS1 will broadcast the game.last_img read more

first_img The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has approved a US$7 million technical agreement grant to support a five-year development plan for the local dairy sector.Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Hon. Roger Clarke informed that the five-year plan will include improvement in breed and pasture management. It is among a number of initiatives to resuscitate the country’s dairy industry.Mr. Clarke made the announcement, while addressing Sunday’s (August 4) opening of the 61st Denbigh Agricultural, Industrial and Food Show at the Denbigh Showground in May Pen, Clarendon.Among the initiatives to revitalise the industry is the offer of concessionary loans to dairy farmers for animal acquisition and path to development plan. The loans are available at an interest rate of five per cent; with a loan ceiling of $2.5 million to individuals, and $5 million for corporate entities.The Agriculture Minister informed that to date, 53 individual farmers and corporate entities have taken up loans totaling $84.5 million.The reintroduction of a herd recording programme to assist dairy farmers in making objective management decisions, is also part of efforts to improve the sector. The programme aims to aid the genetic evaluation of local dairy cattle to enable the identification of animals with high yielding potential.Mr. Clarke further informed that the Ministry has purchased and leased to farmers, with the option to purchase, five four-edge choppers with the objective to improve the efficiency of the use of harvested fodder.He said the Ministry will also provide assistance to farmers to alleviate the adverse impact of recent drought conditions, making available to farmers high yielding and nutritive fodder species to enhance milk production.“We will also be embarking on a collaborative effort with research and development in making conserve fodder available to dairy farmers in areas prone to drought to mitigate the adverse impact of the drought on animal production and productivity,” he stated.Meanwhile, Minister Clarke commended the Jamaica Dairy Development Board for its hard work and dedication and its continued efforts to revive the industry.“I am very pleased that we are beginning to see renewed interest in beef cattle production. In fact, there has been a slight increase in beef production, up from 2010 to 2012,” he remarked.He noted that it was also essential to address the issue of nutrition, both of dairy and beef cattle in a targeted and coordinated manner.To this end, he said the Ministry is developing and implementing an action plan to increase silage and hay production.“The availability of cattle feed on a year round basis and especially in times of drought is essential to maximise the nutrition of the animals and their ability to produce the desired levels of milk and meat,” Mr. Clarke said.“We are going to grow grass like we are growing crops, so that you can reap it and store it. So that when dry weather comes you don’t have to go and buy bag feed. You can get local, indigenous feeds to feed your animals to make you more competitive,” he added.He informed that through the Agro-parks programme, the Minister is in the process of planting sorghum and increasing the production of hay to ensure that locally produced cattle feed is consistently available.The Ministry is also in the process of initiating a cattle surveillance pilot project to reduce the impact of cattle theft. FAO has approved a US$7m technical agreement grant for the local dairy sector Story Highlights Among the initiatives to revitalise the industry is the offer of concessionary loans The five-year plan will include improvement in breed and pasture managementlast_img read more

first_img Cabinet has approved two contracts totalling $1.34 billion for Surrey Paving and Aggregate Company Limited, and West Indies Home Contractors Limited (WIHCON) to undertake work on the Hellshire housing development in St. Catherine.Speaking at Wednesday’s (July 19) post-Cabinet media briefing at Jamaica House, Education, Youth and Information Minister, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, said Surrey Paving will undertake civil infrastructure works on Hellshire phase two at a cost of $202,684,450.Additionally, he said a contract valued at $1.14 billion has been awarded to WIHCON for housing and infrastructure works on phase three.Meanwhile, Senator Reid advised that a contract in the sum of $1.5 billion  has been awarded to M&M Jamaica Limited to undertake the Lathbury Barracks redevelopment project at Jamaica Defence Force headquarters, Up Park Camp, Kingston.The project aims to construct new integrated accommodation, office and storage facilities.M&M Limited has also been contracted to undertake civil infrastructure works on phases one and two of the Villages of Colbeck Castle housing development in St. Catherine at cost of $1.46 billion.A total of 595 serviced will be developed under both phases. Meanwhile, Senator Reid advised that a contract in the sum of $1.5 billion  has been awarded to M&M Jamaica Limited to undertake the Lathbury Barracks redevelopment project at Jamaica Defence Force headquarters, Up Park Camp, Kingston. Story Highlights Speaking at Wednesday’s (July 19) post-Cabinet media briefing at Jamaica House, Education, Youth and Information Minister, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, said Surrey Paving will undertake civil infrastructure works on Hellshire phase two at a cost of $202,684,450. Cabinet has approved two contracts totalling $1.34 billion for Surrey Paving and Aggregate Company Limited, and West Indies Home Contractors Limited (WIHCON) to undertake work on the Hellshire housing development in St. Catherine.last_img read more

first_imgAPTN National NewsMost of the media and politicians have left Attawapiskat.The community on the James Bay coast has been in the news because of a suicide crisis.This week, the federal government flew in mental health workers and the Ontario government promised $2 million a year to help.APTN’s Annette Francis is in the community now and has this report on how people are coping.last_img

first_imgNew Delhi: The ED has attached a Delhi farmhouse worth Rs 1.94 crore of former Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala under provisions of PMLA in a disproportionate assets case, the agency said on Friday.The Enforcement Directorate had initiated its investigation based on a disproportionate assets case registered by the CBI, where the former CM had allegedly amassed over Rs 6 crore in assets, disproportionate to his known sources of income. The CBI investigation in the case revealed that between 1993 and 2006, in addition to Chautala himself, his sons Abhay Singh Chautala and Ajay Singh Chautala also continued to gather assets to the tune of Rs 119.6 crore and Rs 27.7 crore respectively, which was disproportionate to their known sources of income. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra SinghThe ED said that its investigation further revealed that Chautala had acquired properties in New Delhi and Panchkula and also constructed a residential home in Sirsa, Haryana with money received from undisclosed sources. The agency has further accused Chautala of being directly involved in the acquisitions and that he had publicly presented these properties as untainted while declaring them in his election affidavit for Haryana Assembly elections in 2005 and 2009. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroadWith this latest attachment, the ED has successfully attached Chautala’s properties amounting to the total proceeds of crime in the case. In April this year, the ED had attached properties worth Rs 3.68 crore belonging Chautala in Delhi, Panchkula, and Sirsa, whereas, in 2013, the agency had attached another of Chautala’s properties. The agency had filed the first chargesheet in the case against the former Haryana CM in July 2017 and this year filed a supplementary chargesheet. Chautala and his son Ajay are currently serving a 10-year jail term in a teacher-recruitment scam. The father-son duo was convicted by a trial court along with 53 others, including two IAS officers. While the Chautalas had appealed the trial court verdict twice, the Delhi High Court and the Supreme Court of India had both upheld the trial court’s conviction in the case.last_img read more

The United Nations today condemned in the strongest terms the suicide attack on the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) base in Mogadishu, which caused the deaths of 11 Burundian peacekeepers and injured 17 others on Sunday.“The members of the Security Council express their condolences to the families of the victims, to the people and the Government of Burundi, and to the African Union,” Ambassador Yukio Takasu of Japan, which holds the Council Presidency for the month, said in a press statement.“The members of the Council reiterate their condemnation of all acts of violence and incitement to violence against AMISOM” following reports of further attacks yesterday, he added.The 15-member body reiterated its commitment to supporting a strengthened AMISOM, which it said played a vital role in helping to bring peace and security to Somalia, and commended the Governments of Uganda and Burundi for their contributions. In its statement, the Council applauded the ongoing political process in Somalia that led to the expansion of Parliament and the election of a new president, Sheikh Sharif Ahmed, who has made taken steps to “strengthen the political process and improve security.”Mr. Takasu said that “the members of the Security Council call on all Somalis to reject violence and extremism, to embrace peaceful means of resolving conflicts, and to support the government towards this goal,” stressing the body’s “determination to combat all forms of terrorism.” 25 February 2009The United Nations today condemned in the strongest terms the suicide attack on the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) base in Mogadishu, which caused the deaths of 11 Burundian peacekeepers and injured 17 others on Sunday. read more

17 November 2009United Nations-backed mediation talks aimed at bringing peace to the strife-torn Sudanese region of Darfur will resume tomorrow in Doha, Qatar, the world body announced today. This latest round of the talks will include the participation of Darfurian civil society organizations, including women’s and youth groups.Organized under the auspices of the African Union-UN Joint Mediator, Djibril Bassolé, the Doha talks present an opportunity for the Sudanese Government and rebel movements to negotiate and agree on common measures that would help push the peace process forward.Fighting has raged across Darfur since 2003, pitting the rebel movements against Government forces and allied Janjaweed militiamen. An estimated 300,000 people have been killed in the region over the past six years and another 2.7 million people forced to leave their homes. The joint African Union-UN peacekeeping force in Darfur, known as UNAMID, has been deployed there since January 2008 to try to quell the fighting and protect civilians. read more

NEW YORK — Shares of newspaper publisher The New York Times Co. slid Wednesday after the company said a key profit measure slipped, revenue missed Wall Street expectations and it warned of challenging times in digital advertising for the remainder of the year.The company continued to add digital-only subscriptions in the second quarter — it has been a media-industry success story in its ability to sign up significant numbers of new customers. It said that profitability declined because of its investments in its subscriptions business.It added 197,000 digital-only subscriptions, to its news service and also its cooking and crosswords features, bringing digital subscriptions to 3.8 million. The company has 4.7 million total subscriptions.Subscription revenue rose 3.8% to $270.5 million, and the company expects a similar increase in the third quarter.But CEO Mark Thompson said that digital advertising will be “somewhat more challenging” in the second half of the year because it follows large gains in 2018.In the second quarter, digital ad revenues rose 13.7% to $58 million. The company expects digital-ad revenue to drop in the third quarter. Print ad revenues, which have long been dropping, fell 8% to $62.8 million. Overall ad revenue rose 1.3% to $120.8 million.The New York Times Co. said overall net income rose 6.7% to $25.2 million, but a key profit measure that strips out tax and interest expenses slid 5.2% to $37.9 million.Earnings adjusted for one-time items came to 17 cents per share, topping Wall Street expectations of 15 cents, according to FactSet. Revenue rose 5.2% to $436.3 million but was short of Wall Street’s forecast of $440 million.The New York-based company’s shares fell $4.31, or 12%, to $31.27 in late morning trading. The stock had increased 60% since the beginning of the year._____Elements of this story were generated by Automated Insights (http://automatedinsights.com/ap) using data from Zacks Investment Research. Access a Zacks stock report on NYT at https://www.zacks.com/ap/NYTTali Arbel, The Associated Press read more

Last year, the General Assembly’s informal interactive dialogue on the subject focused on an assessment of progress in the first decade of the R2P principle, he said at the meeting’s opening segment, noting that this year’s dialogue focuses on the obstacles to mobilizing collective action to prevent and respond to genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity, and how such barriers might be overcome. The task of strengthening preventive strategies, providing timely and decisive response, preventing recurrence and renewing the institutional capacity to prevent and respond, is of the highest ambition, he said. “The plight of suffering populations and vulnerable communities requires no less,” he added. General Assembly President Mogens Lykketoft addresses the General Assembly’s informal interactive dialogue on the Responsibility to Protect. UN photo/Cia Pak The United Nations deputy chief said today that collective global action is needed to overcome barriers to implementation of States’ legal commitments to protect populations from atrocity crimes – the principle known as “responsibility to protect” or R2P.“We have seen concrete implementation plans to make the ‘responsibility to protect’ a living reality,” Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson said at a UN General Assembly interactive dialogue on the subject. In his remarks to the gathering, Mr. Eliasson flagged that he had served as President of the General Assembly in 2005, when the R2P principle was adopted by Member States. “This commitment was a signature achievement for the United Nations,” he said. Much of it was already embedded in the international human rights obligations of States, he noted. But subsequent events, such as unconscionable brutality against civilians around the world, have underlined the need to articulate and affirm this important principle and place it more prominently on the international agenda.“Sadly, we have yet to fully operationalize the responsibility to protect principle, agreed with such high hopes and expectations in 2005,” he said, highlighting points from this year’s report of Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon which will be critical to overcoming implementation barriers.Sadly, we have yet to fully operationalize the responsibility to protect principle, agreed with such high hopes and expectations in 2005First, the Deputy Secretary-General pointed out, prevention must be taken more seriously. “The call for prevention is not a rhetorical call; it is a call to action to all States, organizations and other stakeholders,” he said Effective prevention requires foresight and serious analysis as well as constant attention, support and political will, he said, noting that it means integrating a prevention agenda into national, regional and international frameworks for action. It also requires additional institutional capacity, he added.Second, the Deputy Secretary-General observed, there is a need to be more effective in preventing the recurrence of atrocity crimes. The international community must support national authorities in addressing root causes and build or strengthen the ways to counter atrocity crimes – such as by inter-communal dialogue, reform of the security sector, and mechanisms for reconciliation and transitional justice. “The time has now come to seriously counter and confront crisis and potential crisis situations,” he said. “There are millions of people looking to the UN for help in time of dire need, conflict and distress. In the name of humanity and in the spirit of the UN Charter, we must not fail them.”Also addressing today’s dialogue was the current President of the General Assembly, Mogens Lykketoft, who recalled that, in a 2009 report, the Secretary-General proposed a strategy for the implementation of the responsibility to protect based on three equal, non-sequential, and mutually reinforcing pillars: the State’s responsibilities to protect; international assistance and capacity-building; and timely and decisive responses. read more

Winnie Mandela’s former bodyguard has been jailed after he brandished a meat cleaver at a bouncer in Portsmouth, as a court heard he had become traumatised by his memories of life in South Africa.Katiza Cebekhulu, 49, was part of the notorious Mandela United Football Club which guarded the anti-apartheid leader during the 1980s while her husband Nelson Mandela was in prison.Cebekhulu vanished a day before he was due to give evidence at Winnie’s 1991 trial for the kidnapping and beating of four youths – the youngest of whom, 14-year-old Stompie Moeketsi, was later found with his throat slit.Winnie was convicted of kidnapping and being an accessory to assault, and Cebekhulu became known as the ‘missing witness’.He came to Britain in 1999 after former MP Emma Nicholson, now Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne, fought for his release from a Zambian prison.But now he has been jailed after brandishing a meat cleaver at doormen during a drunken altercation at a bar in Portsmouth. Nelson Mandela with his wife Winnie after his release from prison in 1990Credit:Alexander Joe/AFP Nelson Mandela with his wife Winnie after his release from prison in 1990 “It is very easy for us to judge him on the values of this country we live in today and not that of 1980s South Africa. If you live in a certain culture, then you become a certain way.”  Prosecutor James Kellam told Portsmouth Crown Court: “It was substantial, a proper meat cleaver that was about seven inches long and three inches deep.”He was brandishing it at door staff. They courageously took it off him before he made off.”Cebekhulu, who lives in Portsmouth, admitted two charges of possessing an offensive weapon.Judge Michael Bowes QC branded him “dangerous” and sentenced him to 18 months in prison last week. Howard Barrington-Clark, representing Cebekhulu, said his client drinks to forget his troubled past and “dampen the pain” of the “unbelievable violence” he had witnessed.The solicitor added: “He has kept his nose clean for 15 years and then this happens. He has all the symptoms of someone with post traumatic stress disorder. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

Plockstal mielecWisla Plock ← Previous Story Vardar beat PPD Zagreb in SEHA derby Next Story → Pavel Atman to Veszprem? The news from the Polish Handball league is when some of two TOP teams, Vive Tauron Kielce and Orlen Wisla Plock struggling to beat weaker rivals. One of the teams who made surprise is SPR Stal Mielec by winning a point in Plock last night – 25:25. That was the fifth match of the vice-champions in this season. In the first four total goal difference was +42.Orlen Wisła Płock – SPR Stal Mielec 25:25 (13:13)Orlen Wisła: Corrales, Wichary – Zelenović 6, Tioumentsev 4, Daszek 3/1, Syprzak 3, Ghionea 2/2, Racotea 2, Rocha 2, Nikcević 1, Pusica 1, Wiśniewski 1, Kwiatkowski, Montoro.SPR Stal: Nikolić – Adamuszek 6, Szpera 6, Janyst 4/1, Kostrzewa 3, Sobut 2, Wilk 2, Gliński 1, Krzysztofik 1, Chodara, Gudz.STANDINGS:1 Vive Tauron Kielce 5 5 0 0 176:128 102 Orlen Wisła Płock 5 4 1 0 172:130 93 Górnik Zabrze 4 4 0 0 121:106 84 SPR Stal Mielec 5 3 1 1 151:136 75 Gaz-System Pogoń Szczecin 4 3 0 1 130:116 66 Chrobry Głogów 4 2 0 2 104:98 47 MMTS Kwidzyn 5 1 0 4 137:156 28 Nielba Wągrowiec 4 1 0 3 97:123 29 Śląsk Wrocław 4 1 0 3 95:127 210 Zagłębie Lubin 4 0 1 3 112:125 111 Wybrzeże Gdańsk 4 0 1 3 103:126 112 KS Azoty Puławy 4 0 0 4 111:138 0 read more

first_img KUSI Newsroom August 12, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: August 12, 2019 Man Shot in Leg While Walking near Core-Columbia Intersection SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A 53-year-old man was hospitalized Monday with a gunshot wound to his leg after he was shot near a Core-Columbia intersection, police said.It happened around 10:15 p.m. Sunday near the intersection of Sixth Avenue and B Street, San Diego police Officer John Buttle said.Two men were in an argument over a woman when one of the men pulled out a gun and fired two shots, hitting a 53-year-old man once in the leg as he was walking southbound on Sixth Avenue, Buttle said.The victim was taken to a hospital for treatment of his injury, which was not believed to be life-threatening, the officer said.The suspect was described as a black man, believed to be 23-years-old, and was last seen wearing a black jersey with white letters, tan shorts and a black baseball hat, Buttle said,Detectives with the San Diego Police Department central division were investigating the shooting. KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more

first_imgLONGVIEW — Longview’s Samuel Webb is headed to the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., this summer — but he won’t be supporting presumptive nominee Mitt Romney.Webb is an ardent Ron Paul supporter and is one of 10 Paul delegates and alternates headed to the August convention as part of the state’s 83-person delegation. He’s the only Republican delegate from Cowlitz County.He’d love for Paul to somehow emerge from the convention as the presidential nominee, but Webb said he also hopes to influence the party’s issues platform.“It’s not just about Ron Paul winning,” Webb said of what’s been termed the liberty movement. “It’s about American ideals like liberty and freedom and not losing those.”Webb, 35, is attending the convention as an alternate delegate, meaning he’ll step in on the floor whenever his assigned delegate is busy. He’s also heard that delegates and alternates often trade off duties to allow both people a chance to participate in votes.last_img read more