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Madagascar UN rural development fund to back smallscale enterprises

18 December 2007The United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) announced today that it will spend more than $30 million to help farmers and other rural residents in Madagascar develop microenterprises to boost their incomes. The United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) announced today that it will spend more than $30 million to help farmers and other rural residents in Madagascar develop microenterprises to boost their incomes. As many as 50,000 new jobs are expected to be created under the programme, which will offer training, improved technology and greater access to financial products and services – such as insurance and microfinance – to both existing and budding entrepreneurs in five regions across the Indian Ocean country. Young people will also receive professional training and apprenticeships. The greatest efforts will be devoted to businesses based around craft work, an important activity in Madagascar, where there are an estimated 1.8 million microenterprises relating to this field. This largely informal sector contributes about $150 million to the national economy. Benoît Therry, IFAD’s country programme manager for Madagascar, said the programme – known as PROSPERER – is designed to support economic growth and overcome bottlenecks preventing entrepreneurs from starting new businesses. IFAD will spend $30.3 million on the new programme, which is being co-financed by the OPEC Fund for International Development and the UN Capital Development Fund. Madagascar’s Government and programme participants are also supplying some of the funding. The programme is also being backed by a $17.7 million loan from IFAD. read more

Financial crisis should spur clean growth in developing nations – UN

8 February 2010Instead of belt-tightening in this time of financial crisis, resources must be redirected to spur ‘clean’ economic growth in developing nations, according to a report from the United Nations trade agency issued today. Such progress towards growth that is economically efficient, environmentally friendly and more socially equitable is possible and affordable with existing technology, the “Trade and Environment Review 2009/2010” by the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) noted.Precisely because so little has been done in developing nations, huge gains can be realized in job creation, energy efficiency, sustainable agriculture and the use of ‘off-grid’ renewable energy.To ensure these kinds of successes, governments must take a more proactive role, the report emphasized, shedding market barriers and policies preventing capital flow into these sectors. Better incentives are also essential to trigger private investment and cumulative technological changes to support diversification.In the realm of energy efficiency, UNCTAD said that strides can be made in many low-income and least developed countries at negative net cost, since ‘green’ buildings are not much more expensive to build than normal construction and also pay off in the long run in the form of reduced energy bills.The report suggested that government encourage organic farming, integrated pest management minimizing the use of agro-chemicals and other methods to promote sustainable agriculture.‘Off-grid’ energy sources, including solar panels, windmills and biogas generators using agricultural waste, can enhance agricultural production, improve air quality and create jobs, it adds.The study cites the example of the Grameen microcredit bank in Bangladesh, which has helped more than 2 million people in 40,000 rural villages access renewable energy, while the Employment and Power Partnership Programme of Decentralized Energy Systems of India has proven that self-sustained growth is possible through rural electrification supporting micro-enterprises. read more

Canada Bahamas raise CHOGM in Lanka

Canada has been pushing for the summit to be moved out of Sri Lanka but it is not clear if that issue was discussed during the Bahamas meeting. “We are fellow Commonwealth countries and have been working in a spirit of friendly cooperation since The Bahamas attained its independence almost forty years ago. The common themes are democracy, the rule of law, respect for the rights of the individual including the right to privacy and the security of the citizens, their persons and property. We exchanged views on these issues today, particularly in light of the upcoming Heads of Government conference in Sri Lanka in the fall,” Fred Mitchell said in a statement. Canada and the Bahamas have had discussions on the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) to be held in Sri Lanka.The Bahamas Foreign Ministry said that Bahamas Foreign Affairs Minister Fred Mitchell discussed the Sri Lanka summit with visiting Canadian Minister of State of Foreign Affairs Diane Ablonczy at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs over the weekend. The Canadian Minister of State is on a seven country tour of the Caribbean region, the Bahamas Foreign Ministry said. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Annan leads UN officials in tributes on death of Peter Ustinov UNICEF

Secretary-General Kofi Annan led United Nations officials in paying tribute today after the death of actor Peter Ustinov, who served as a Goodwill Ambassador for the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) for more than 30 years speaking out on behalf of millions of boys and girls around the world. “The children of the world have lost a true friend in Sir Peter Ustinov,” UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy said. “Sir Peter had a magical way with children and an inimitable way of making their problems matter to people all over the world. “He was one of UNICEF’s most effective and beloved partners, a man who exemplified the idea that one person can make a world of difference,” she added. A statement issued by a spokesman for Secretary-General Kofi Annan remembered Mr. Ustinov’s “exceptional wit, intelligence and creativity,” which “were fully matched by his compassion, conscience and character. “Not only did his talents bring joy to millions of people, he served UNICEF with dedication and distinction for more than three decades to bring attention to the needs of children everywhere,” the statement said. “The Secretary-General extends his condolences to Sir Peter’s wife and family, and joins his admirers around the world in giving thanks for the life of this incurable optimist, remarkable world citizen and steadfast friend of the United Nations,” it added. Mr. Ustinov, 82, was appointed a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in 1968 and travelled to such places as China, Russia, Myanmar, Cambodia, Kenya, Egypt and Thailand, lobbying governments to recognize the rights of children and raising hundreds of millions of dollars for UNICEF’s programmes to ensure that all youngsters survive and thrive through adolescence. Mr. Ustinov hosted scores of international television specials and benefit concerts for UNICEF, blending entertainment and education to bring global attention to issues facing the world’s children. “Sir Peter never lost his belief that the world could change, and that even children living in the most heartbreaking conditions could see a better future,” Ms. Bellamy said. “We will miss him terribly, but will keep his memory alive the best way we know – by emulating his unwavering commitment to give children everywhere the life they deserve.” View video obituary read more

Novak Djokovics Chase Of Tennis Records Is Speeding Up

Three factors are speeding Djokovic’s chase:1) He’s playing outstanding tennis, the most dominant of the Open era. Our Elo ratings at the end of last year showed Djokovic topping all other men since 1968, an era that encompasses just about every contender for the greatest career of all time, though it omits many of Laver’s best years. More conventional stats confirm Djokovic’s dominance. Men’s tennis has three types of events that feature nearly all of the best players who are fit to play: the four majors, nine Masters and the World Tour Finals. Djokovic has reached the final of 21 of the last 22 of these events he has entered, winning 17 of them. No man has ever had a stretch that dominant.Andy Murray should be Djokovic’s biggest rival. Murray was born exactly a week before Djokovic, has an eerily similar game and has dealt him three of his biggest recent losses: in the finals of the 2012 U.S. Open and 2013 Wimbledon, and in the 2012 Olympics semifinal. But since Murray’s Wimbledon win, Djokovic has beaten him in 13 of their 15 meetings, including all five of their matches at Grand Slams. The reasons were evident in Djokovic’s defeat of Murray in Sunday’s final: In just about every facet of the game, Murray is great but Djokovic is greater. Murray has an edge in one scenario: When he’s lobbing the ball and Djokovic is smashing it. That doesn’t happen often enough to swing a tennis match.2) The men who used to hold Djokovic back when they were at their peak are fading as he continues to soar. If Federer and Nadal hadn’t been around, Djokovic probably would have won many more majors by 2010. He faced them 11 times at majors through the 2010 U.S. Open and lost nine of those matches. Since then, Djokovic has beaten them in 11 of 17 meetings at majors, including the last five. And he may not meet them many more times at majors, with both men struggling with injuries. Federer withdrew from the French Open before it began, and Nadal withdrew after the first two rounds.3) Djokovic doesn’t yet have any younger rivals. That is stunning for a man at age 29. Players younger than him have won just two majors combined: Marin Cilic and Juan Martín del Potro, both born a year after Djokovic, have one apiece. Neither has made more than one major final. And men born in 1989 or later have not won a single title of note. No major, no Masters, no tour final. The entire generation of men younger than Djokovic who should be leading the sport hasn’t lifted a single significant trophy. By this stage of the season two years ago — when he was the same age as the 1989ers — Djokovic by himself had won six majors, three tour finals and 19 Masters titles.This might look like a chicken-and-egg problem: Have players younger than Djokovic struggled because he is an all-time great who keeps ousting them, or because they’re not very good? The answer is a little of both, but more the latter. Djokovic has ousted men younger than him from Slams in the fourth round or later only 17 times in his career. None were in a final. The primary reason the younger guys aren’t breaking through isn’t because Djokovic keeps stopping them. It’s because other older guys are.While the men ages 23 to 28 might retire as a collective lost cause — a weird void in the tennis record books — the men younger than them show real promise, including Dominic Thiem, who will enter the Top 10 on Monday, and Nick Kyrgios. They will have to grow up in a hurry if they are to slow Djokovic’s run at the record book. At the moment, aging or injury look likely to be his biggest obstacle. Novak Djokovic isn’t just chasing the records of his sport’s all-time greats. He’s accelerating in his pursuit.After winning his first French Open title on Sunday, Djokovic holds all four major titles at the same time, the first man to do so since Rod Laver in 1969. He is halfway to winning all four in one year, leaving him closer to winning a Grand Slam than any man since Jim Courier won the first two in 1992.1Mats Wilander was the only man other than Courier to win the Australian Open and French Open back-to-back since Laver’s 1969 Grand Slam. Wilander did it in 1984-85 (back when the Australian Open was in December) and in 1988. He has won 12 major titles, just two behind Rafael Nadal and five behind all-time leader Roger Federer. And on Monday he will be No. 1 in the rankings by the enormous margin of 8,045 points, leaving him in a strong position to overtake Federer’s record for the most weeks at No. 1 as soon as 2018.History suggests Djokovic should be slowing down, not speeding up, at age 29. Even all-time greats have rarely won many major titles so close to 30. While the sport has become kinder to veterans, just two majors were won by a man 29 or older in the last decade: Federer, at Wimbledon in 2012; and Stan Wawrinka, over Djokovic at last year’s French Open. read more

AG Copenhagen plans to break EHF CLs visitors record

← Previous Story ASOBAL: Barca wins a tight match in Valladolid Next Story → Women’s EHF EURO 2012 Qual: Croatia beat Denmark – Russia lost in Montenegro Danish champion, AG Copenhagen is already in preparation of TOP 8 home match in the EHF Champions League. Danes want to make something special, that is why Management decided to organise match at the “Parken Stadium”, the biggest one in Copenhagen, where AG already broke world’s record in spectators at one handball match – more than 35.000 last year in Danish Championship Final against Silkeborg.This time, capacity will be smaller – about 22.000, enough to break record of the EHF CL and to fit all the standards and conditions for TOP handball events. AG Copenhagencopenhagenhandball fanshandball matchhandball spectatorsSpectators records read more

Principals want an audit of teaching resources

first_imgSCHOOL PRINCIPALS ARE calling on the Department of Education to audit teaching resources in light of new figures from the Department of Education.The figures show that the number of children attending primary school has increased by 9,895 at primary level and 4,331 at post-primary.Despite these massive rises, pupil teacher ratios at primary school have dropped slightly from 16.4 to 16.3, while they have remained constant at second level at 13.9.Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairí Quinn  said that teacher numbers had risen to cope with the demand.“There are a thousand more teachers employed in schools around the country this school year, than there was the year before. While there has been a moratorium on recruitment across other sectors in the public service, this has not applied to teaching and shows the commitment this Government has to educating our future generations.”There are now 1,351 primary schools with less than 100 pupils, with 600 of these having fewer than 50.There are now 723 second-level schools, up two on last year. Half of these schools have more than 500 pupils, although there are some 15 second level schools with less than 100 pupils.The total number of full-time students in education institutions funded by the Department of Education and Skills is now at its highest level yet, at more than 1 million.The figures show a need for an audit of resources, Clive Byrne, the Director of the National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals (NAPD) said. “Today’s figures confirm our research from February which indicated that 10,000 extra students would be entering secondary level by 2020. We welcome the fact that the Minister for Education has moved to put in place the resources needed to meet this student population increase, through the building of new schools and the recruitment of an 1,000 additional teachers this year. “However, it is equally vital that there is the correct match between the subjects most in demand and sufficient numbers of teachers qualified to teach these subjects.”Read: Discrimination against LGBT teachers to end under amended lawlast_img read more

Asus preparing 12inch tablet with Core i5 CPU for CES

first_imgOne of the most important aspects of a good tablet is that it be the sort of gadget that can hold a charge all day, but because of the realities of current battery technology, an all-day battery in a tablet inevitably means that it must have a low-voltage, power-sipping CPU.No one seems to have told Asus this, though, as they are now readying their forthcoming Eee Pad EP121… which boasts a Core i5 CPU.AdChoices广告That right there is enough to arch an eyebrow and take notice. Most tablets like the Galaxy Tab and iPad use a combination of mobile operating systems and ARM-based CPUs for a reason: notebook and desktop CPUs simply draw way, way too much power. While a Core i5 CPU might sound interesting in a tablet, it implies laptop battery life, which is unacceptable in a tablet. It also implies it’s going to run Windows 7, an operating system still wholly unsuited to multitouch. Everything about the Eee Pad, in fact, looks like it would suit a laptop better, including the decision to use a 12-inch large screen. Other specs include HDMI, USB, a web cam, an SD card slot and 1080p video playback. Whatever Asus has up their sleeves, it looks to be an entirely different beast than something like the iPad, that’s for sure.Read more at Slashgearlast_img read more

UK junior agriculture minister resigns over May decision to allow vote delaying

first_img Share35 Tweet Email As the clock ticks down, get all the best Brexit news and analysis in your inbox: By Cormac Fitzgerald A BRITISH JUNIOR minister has resigned over a decision by Theresa May to allow a vote on delaying Article 50, which could delay Brexit. Agriculture minister George Eustice sent a letter to May today tendering his resignation.“It is with tremendous sadness that I have decided to resign from the government following the decision this week to allow the postponement of out exit from the EU,” Eustice said. 15,602 Views UK junior agriculture minister resigns over May decision to allow vote delaying Brexit Agriculture minister George Eustice sent a letter to May today tendering his resignation. Short URL File photo of George Eustice. Image: PA Archive/PA Imagescenter_img Image: PA Archive/PA Images 18 Comments Thursday 28 Feb 2019, 4:43 PM Since Parliament is now in direct control of events, I want to be free to participate in the critical debate that will take place in the weeks ahead.Eustice is a Brexiteer and former Ukip candidate who was first elected in 2010. He said it had been “an honour” to work in his role and that he had “stuck with the government through a series of rather undignified retreats”, but felt May had been “terribly undermined” by people who weren’t supporting the referendum result. “I fear that developments this week will lead to a sequence of events culminating in the EU dictating the terms of any extension requested and the final humiliation of our country,” Eustice said. Yesterday, members of parliament voted overwhelmingly in favour of a proposal that could allow Brexit to be delayed. The motion, put forward by Labour MP Yvette Cooper, was passed by 502 votes to 20.May announced on Tuesday that she would give MPs a vote on seeking an extension to Article 50 if the House of Commons fails to pass her Brexit deal in March.  File photo of George Eustice. Feb 28th 2019, 4:43 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Offering a helping hand to crime victims

first_imgEvery time a Greek name appears on the annual list of the Queen’s Birthday Honours, the event somehow seems to rub off on the greater Greek community, which is honoured as a whole. In the case of Tina Kallifidas, the sense of pride is even more emphatic, as she was awarded the Public Service Medal for years of work for the people of Victoria, providing a service to victims of serious crime through support roles, and through the provision of expert guidance to Victoria police. “As a Greek community we should stick together and support people who don’t have family support or close connections”For 16 years Tina Kallifidas has provided compassionate and timely support to victims of some of the most serious and violent crimes, guiding them through hardship, often in extremely difficult situations such as homicide cases. Moreover, she played a crucial role in developing an internal referral system which delivers support services to victims, offenders, witnesses and members of the community. Humble and thoughtful, she was kind enough to explain some aspects of her work that affect so many Victorians.What was your first reaction when you learned that you were one of the recipients of the medals?I thought that my mum will be happy and my dad would be so proud if he was still with us. Receiving the medal has made me think how blessed I have been to meet such extraordinary and strong people in unexpected and traumatic circumstances. I’m very grateful to have been able to support victims through difficult times in their lives. I feel privileged to have such a meaningful career and to be recognised nationally for the work is humbling. What does the term ‘Public Service’ mean to you? How do you perceive your role in the community? As a public servant, and a member of the community, I feel it is important to make a difference in empowering and assisting people in their daily lives. Working in the government sector has afforded me a great opportunity to assist people; because I understand how the system works and what is available to help people in need. We live in a very complex society and sometimes it is hard to navigate it even when you are feeling OK. When tragedy and hardship occurs, a person’s ability to manage their life can be challenged and this can result in emotional exhaustion. I was very fortunate to be in a position to assist victims by listening to their stories and helping them navigate the criminal justice system to access ongoing support. Today, my position affords me the ability to contribute to the development of new police practices and referral pathways that streamlines access to government support agencies for victims.Working with thousands of victims I’ve been humbled by the capacity of the human spirit to endure pain. It amazes me how some victims retain their humanity whilst continuing to fulfil the responsibilities of their daily lives in such dark times. What is your message to the broader community? We should have a stronger voice in support of people in need of assistance. We need to be more aware that bad things do happen to good people, and not be judgemental. As a society we should be supportive of all victims because like all of us, they have rights and should be treated with dignity and respect. Our society – and especially the media – focuses on the perpetrators of crime, perhaps more than it should, often neglecting the victims, apart from pitying them. Do you agree? The media should not portray victims as ones to be ‘pitied’ but rather ‘admired’ for their fortitude and courage. The role victims play in the prosecution of offenders is not properly acknowledged. Victims often present as witnesses at criminal trials, this can re-traumatise them and they need to draw upon a lot of internal strength to endure this when they are suffering. We need to recognise the important role they play in keeping the community safe for everyone; we owe them a great debt.Your work has offered you a unique insight on the consequences of criminal behaviour. What are your observations about the state of our community and the social fabric? A lot of people are experiencing hardship; physical and emotional. As a community, especially the Greek community, we should stick together and support people who don’t have family support or close connections. In the Greek community, many of our family members have endured hardship and gone on to create meaningful lives. We should be empathetic to those in need, especially newly-arrived immigrants, and address the imbalance of opportunity in society.What is your greatest ambition? Recently I have been working on a project to help, not only victims of crime, but also people in need of assistance. I have designed and assisted in the development of a referral system for police to assist anyone they come across who may be potentially at risk. There are 17 referral categories including, mental health, addiction, homelessness and gambling. This is an early intervention tool for police members to refer people to the appropriate support agency. It’s my hope that people will access services and find help before harm happens and their situation worsens. We implemented this system a year ago and over 20,500 referrals have been made.How can support for victims lead to crime prevention? The message should be clear that everybody has the right to a safe and peaceful environment. As a community we should look out for each other and be aware of people’s situations. If someone looks like they may be at risk of physical harm, the development of a mental health disorder, suffering from addiction or not coping in some way then we should support and intervene where appropriate. We should not shy away from asking someone if they are OK.You are dealing with people in a most vulnerable state. How does that affect you, emotionally? How do you protect yourself? I am very well supported by my family, friends and colleagues and being Greek I’m very philosophical.How connected are you to your Greek heritage? My father shaped who I am. He encouraged me to achieve my goals, believe in myself and be not be stifled by fear. The most important thing for him was that I obtained a good education and the skills that enabled me to become an independent person. He was generous and always good to others and had a willingness to help those around him. He believed if you work hard you will always be rewarded. He is my inspiration. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Panasonic Kazuhiro Tsuga en passe de devenir le prochain PDG

first_imgPanasonic : Kazuhiro Tsuga en passe de devenir le prochain PDGLe géant japonais Panasonic prévoit de changer sa direction, à la suite de pertes record. Kazuhiro Tsuga devrait devenir le PDG du groupe en juin prochain.Après avoir accusé des pertes records en 2011, le groupe japonais Panasonic change sa direction. Kazuhiro Tsuga devrait ainsi être nommé prochainement en tant que PDG. À 55 ans, M. Tsuga est déjà l’un des directeurs exécutifs du géant de l’électronique. Il devrait prendre ses fonctions en juin 2012, si l’assemblée générale des actionnaires valide ce choix. Panasonic est sur le point de conclure l’exercice d’avril 2011 à mars 2012 avec une perte nette historique de 780 milliards de yens (7,2 milliards d’euros). À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?L’actuel PDG, Fumio Ohtsubo, 66 ans, avait lancé une vaste opération de restructuration des activités de Panasonic. Alors qu’il était PDG depuis 2006, il s’apprête à être nommé président du Conseil d’administration. Un autre changement se profile également: l’actuel président du Conseil d’administration, Kunio Nakamura, 72 ans, pourrait devenir conseiller spécial du groupe. Sous la direction de M. Ohtsubo, Panasonic avait déjà lancé un plan de restructuration qui s’applique encore. Celui-ci prévoyait des fermetures d’usines, une baisse de sa production de dalles d’écrans de téléviseurs à cristaux liquides (LCD) et plasma. La cause ? Une sérieuse baisse dans la demande japonaise et une forte concurrence des firmes sud-coréennes Samsung Electronics et LG. Panasonic planifie un retour de ses effectifs à 350.000 personnes ou moins d’ici à fin mars 2012, contre 366.900 salariés à la fin mars 2011, notamment en cédant sa filiale Sanyo.Le 1 mars 2012 à 10:30 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Valfrès Sailor Moon Phone Cases Are Awesome But Only For Japanese Fans

first_imgLet us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Looking for an otaku-tactic way to protect your phone? Sailor Moon phone cases should do it, especially these gorgeous designs from the LA-based brand Valfrè, who’s created a line of phone cases as a special collaboration with Japanese department store Isetan. These will be located at various pop-ups at Isetan stores in Japan, with Valfrè’s Sailor Moon phone cases and other kinds of merchandise up for grabs.Unfortunately, while the collection is available online to purchase, you won’t be able to buy them if you live in the United States. While Valfrè is working to make this happen for US-based moonies, right now it looks like you’ll have to wait a little while to nab these awesome-looking cases.There are three absolutely amazing designs, including a folding case and several different glitter case designs with Sailor Moon’s Crescent Moon wand and Kaleido Moon Rod taking center stage, as well as tons of heart-shaped glitter pieces and the transformation wands from the rest of the Sailor Guardians.There’s no need to despair, though. If you must have a Sailor Moon phone case right now, there are plenty of ways to get one so you can add moon power to your favorite phone. You can grab some pretty awesome official ones via Amazon, or opt for fanmade items from online shops like Redbubble. There are plenty of ways to show the world how much you love Sailor Moon, but you’ve just got to be creative about it for now as there are tons of cheapie Sailor cases out there.Until the Valfrè collection is available to purchase online and by everyone, we’ll keep you posted of new phone cases and where you can get them. These sure do look magical though, don’t they? Let us know your favorite Sailor Moon-themed cases in the comments!last_img read more

Enzo Zidane has signed for Rayo Majadahonda

first_imgEnzo Zidane will sign Rayo Majadahonda on a single season long loan from Real Madrid, according to Goal.The son of the former Real Madrid coach will play his trade at the home of rivals Atletico next season in the Spanish second division.The 23-year-old midfielder will be leaving the Santiago Bernabeu this summer to sign for Rayo as hopes get his career on the right track.Enzo joined the youth structure at Real in 2004 as a nine-year-old, he featured regularly for the Real Madrid C and B sides.He’s yet to make appearance in the La Liga for the first team but has featured for the senior side in the Copa Del Rey.Zinedine Zidane will be back to action soon according to his son Marko Vrakela – November 30, 2018 After staying put for about six months, Zinedine Zidane could soon return to action according to his son EnzoThe legendary Frenchman left Real Madrid…“After several weeks of talks and despite having numerous offers from other teams in Spain, Enzo has joined with Rayo Majadahonda for our club’s first season in professional football.” A statement on Majadahonda’s website read.“It is an indication of the direction we’re heading in as a sporting club in the world of football.”“We’ve made great efforts to bring the player here on a season-long loan but the intervention of first-team coach Antonio Iriondo has been decisive in convincing the player of the importance he’ll have with us.”Majadahonda have risen to the ranks of the Segunda A division for the first time in their history. The club based just outside of Madrid will play their football at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium after they reached an agreement with Atletico Madrid.last_img read more

Giroud hails partnership with Hazard

first_imgChelsea striker Olivier Giroud feels that the club can benefit from his and Eden Hazard’s understanding between each other both on and off the pitchGiroud made his first start of the season in Saturday’s 4-1 win over Cardiff City and the Frenchman repaid coach Maurizio Sarri for his faith by assisting the first two of Hazard’s three goals in the encounter.Afterwards, Hazard went on to praise Giroud as “maybe the best target man in the world” after Chelsea made it five wins from five games in the Premier League to go top of the table.“Wow, that’s very nice of him,” Giroud replied on the club website, after being told about Hazard’s comments.“Obviously he knows what I think about him and he knows how much I enjoy playing with him, not just him, all of my team-mates, but it’s true that we’ve got a good relationship on and off the pitch.Cristiano Ronaldo, Nemanja Vidic, Manchester UnitedVidic: “Ronaldo is the most professional footballer I’ve seen” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Nemanja Vidic opened up on how a 21-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo’s professionalism left him stunned at Manchester United.“He knows how to play with me and I know how to play with him. Sometimes it goes very well, like against Cardiff, and that’s good for the team. I’m happy to help him score another hat-trick.“When I can’t create an opportunity to score or finish myself, I love to put my team-mates in a good position to finish.“Eden knows me very well and when I can reach him in the box I do it. His quality is a different level in front of the box and in front of goal and he finished well.“He always knows that I try to find him and I hope next time he will give me one back.”Chelsea will next face PAOK in the Europa League on Thursday.last_img read more

Filipino killing still a mystery hospital confirms multiple wounds

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Mystery surrounding apparent suicide, Filipino man called great guy Related Items:bryan cox, filipino, marlon gaspi Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 28 Dec 2015 – The circumstances surrounding the killing of a Filipino worker, and the injury of another is still unclear, even at this hour. People close to the victims told us that they understand that two masked armed men reportedly entered the apartment unit at Bryan Cox’s place in Five Cays where two of his employees were resident and fatally injured one; a father and husband who is believed to be 48 years old. One of the tenants was killed in what was described as a home invasion gone very, very wrong. The TCI Hospitals confirmed this morning that around 9pm on Sunday December 27th, 2015 two men were brought to them; one already deceased, both with multiple wounds. That second man, believed to be 40 and identified as Marlon Gaspi, was treated and discharged. The Filipino community said the focus now is on reporting to the wife of the man killed. There have been suggestions of a different scenario which led to the death of this man and conflicting reports on what weapon was used to fatally wound the 48 year old. More witnesses needed in Five Cays killing of Filipino Home invasion leaves one Filipino dead; another hospitalizedlast_img read more

Jokanovic says miracles dont exist

first_imgFulham manager Slavisa Jokanovic has warned the club’s supporters that miracles don’t exist as the club look to pull away from the relegation zone.Optimism was high in the summer after the newly promoted Premier League club heavily invested in their playing squad, investing in excess of £100m on new signings.But the Cottagers have struggled to have any positive impact in the top flight and travel to winless Huddersfield for a battle of the bottom two on Monday evening.Jokanovic admits the fans have every reason to feel let down by the club’s disappointing start to the season, although he acknowledges there is no quick solution.“I cannot complain about the supporters. I know many, many people are around us,” said the former Watford boss, according to Sky Sports.Official: Tottenham sign Fulham youngster Ryan Sessegnon Andrew Smyth – August 8, 2019 Tottenham have sealed another transfer deadline day deal to sign the highly-rated Ryan Sessegnon from Fulham.“I know how they want us to be successful. I know our target is to do everything to win the game and make them satisfied.“Miracles don’t exist. We need some kind of time. Time doesn’t exist and we have to accept that we are going to make it immediately some kind of reaction.“From another side, always in our stadium and away from home games, we feel our people push us and support the team to do a good job.“At the moment, we didn’t give them enough back but we’re working in this area to make them satisfied.”last_img read more

Flooding Closes Portion of Denali Park Road

first_imgThe National Park Service has closed the Denali Park Road past Eielson Visitors Center at Mile 66 due to flooding and significant rockfall.Download AudioThe Park Service says torrential rain fell in the park overnight and the Denali Backcountry Lodge, located at the end of the road, has been evacuated due to flooding. National Park spokeswoman Kris Fister says all guests are accounted for and are currently at another lodge on higher ground. She says those guests, along with other visitors and employees trapped in the park’s interior cannot be transported by bus or airplane due to high water on the road and the airstrip.The park is making contingency plans to evacuate guests by helicopter.last_img

Vijay Mallya makes a new settlement offer of Rs 6868 crore

first_imgLiquor baron Vijay Mallya told the Supreme Court on Thursday he was ready to raise the settlement offer to Rs. 6,868 crore. He also told the court Rs. 1,591 crore could be deposited upfront by selling off shares in United Spirits and Airbus.He said the new offer was being made “in the interest of overall settlement.” This is despite the fact that his personal guarantee and corporate guarantee of the UB Group are currently “under challenge” in the Bombay High Court, the Times of India reports.Mallya, who currently faces a non-bailable warrant, was quoted by TOI as saying he would deposit an additional of Rs. 2, 468 crore over the previous offer of Rs. 4,400 crore, bringing the total settlement offer to Rs. 6,868 crore, as against the demand by a consortium of banks of around Rs. 9,000 crore. This was the “best offer” he could make, he added. Mallya, however, chose to remain silent when asked about his return. He also said he could deposit Rs. 660 crore by selling the UB Group’s shares in United Spirits, Rs. 243 crore by selling Kingfisher Finvest shares in United Spirits and Rs. 688 crore by selling Kingfisher Airlines shares in aircraft-maker Airbus.Last week, the Supreme Court had asked Mallya to disclose by April 21 overseas assets owned by him and his family. However, in an affidavit filed on Thursday, Mallya told the Supreme Court his collective family assets amounted to Rs. 780 crore. He was also quoted by Mint as saying banks cannot seek details of his assets abroad since he is a non-resident Indian (NRI), as were his wife and three children.Mallya has agreed to divulge his asset list in India in a sealed envelope, and has requested the court not to pass on the information to the banks.According to reports, a court in Hyderabad had issued a non-bailable warrant against Mallya on April 20 after he failed to appear there in connection with a case of the bouncing of a Rs. 50-lakh cheque against the grounded Kingfisher Airlines.[1 lakh = 100,000 | 1 crore = 10 million | 100 crore = 1 billion]last_img read more

Suicide attacks in Syria kill 42

first_imgSyrians drive a damaged vehicle in the northwestern border town of al-Bab as they return to their houses after Turkish-backed rebels announced the recapture of the town from the Islamic State (IS) group a day earlier. Photo: AFPSuicide attacks on two security service bases in the heart of Syria’s government-held third city of Homs killed 42 people on Saturday, overshadowing peace talks in Geneva, state television and a monitor said.“There were at least six attackers and several of them blew themselves up near the headquarters of state security and military intelligence,” Syrian Observatory for Human Rights director Rami Abdel Rahman told AFP.He said a senior intelligence officer was among the dead in the twin attacks in the heavily guarded Ghouta and Mahatta neighbourhoods.Security forces locked down the city centre.Homs has been under the full control of the government since May 2014 when rebels withdrew from the centre under a UN-brokered truce deal.But it has seen repeated bombings since then. Twin attacks killed 64 people early last year.State television paid tribute to the “martyrs” in the latest bombings.There was no immediate claim for the bombings but they bore the hallmarks of the Islamic State group, which controls swathes of the largely desert countryside east of Homs.Government forces retook the oasis city of Palmyra and its UNESCO-listed ancient ruins in a much heralded Russian-backed offensive in March last year but were then pushed out by IS in December.Since then, the focus of government efforts has been further north, on second city Aleppo, which they fully retook after a rebel withdrawal in December, and areas to its east and west.last_img read more