BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netEmilio Aguinaldo College coach Ariel Sison couldn’t help but express his displeasure with the officiating on the heels of his side’s 84-79 defeat to Arellano on Friday.“I think it wasn’t fair. The referees decided the game. It should be the players who should do that,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 LATEST STORIES NCAA: Letran exacts revenge, eliminates Mapua For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. The Generals mentor was slighted with how the game transpired in the final five minutes, where they were tried to mounted a rally after staring at what was once a 15-point deficit.With Arellano leading EAC, 75-74, Sison argued that the referees missed a traveling call on Lervin Flores with 1:32 left even as Sidney Onwubere got called for a shooting foul.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 shutoutTo make matters worse, the referees slapped a technical foul on Onwubere to hurt the Generals’ cause even more, allowing the Chiefs to takea 78-74 lead after the possession.“I don’t understand. I was so frustrated. I don’t know what happened. It’s fine with me if we lose, but when the game is crucial, we’re trailing 74-75, and they will call a technical foul on us? I don’t know,” he said. Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Sison is wary with how NCAA commissioner Bai Cristobal will interpret his sentiments after being the second coach to air his dissatisfaction on the officiating, following San Beda coach Boyet Fernandez.But he said all he wants is to put his team on a better position to make it to the Final Four.“We want to win the game because this is the only way we can move to the Final Four. Now, I don’t know what will happen,” he said, as EAC sits at sixth place with its 6-7 card.“We still have five games. I told them we have no choice but to work hard again. Let’s see if we can get to the Final Four. If we do, we’re lucky. But if we don’t, we’ll just achieve what we achieved last year.”The Generals will shoot for an upset against league leader Lyceum on Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC “We’re gonna prepare for them, and hope that it will be the game we’ll getI hope we’re still alive because our hopes will depend on it,” he said. View comments
AFI, on its part, said that Indian officials in Rio were AFI, on its part, said that Indian officials in Rio were not told by the athletes or their coaches about any specific requirement of any drinks. “It is the responsibility of the organisers to provide water and energy drinks. For that there are water and energy stations throughout the course. We could have provided water and energy drinks to our athletes but neither they nor their coaches did not inform us that they would need water and energy drinks separately,” AFI Secretary C K Valson, who was also in Rio during the competitions, told PTI. When asked about the incident, Sports Minsiter Vijay Goel said it was the Athletics Federation of Indias (AFI) responsibility. “Every time any small incident happens, we take note. It was AFIs job, it is the federation which should have taken care of this,” he said. The athlete on her part said she has no clue who to hold responsible for the fiasco. “I dont know who to blame for this. May be nobody realises the seriousness of a marathon, the fact that we have to run 42kms,” she said. Valson also said that 3000m steeplechase runner Sudha Singh had collected medicines from the Games Village polyclinic just a day before her departure from Rio. “Jaisha was treated at the Games Village polyclinic after she fainted at the finish line of marathon race. Sudha Singh also complained just a day before her departure from Rio that she was not feeling well and she also collected medicines from the polyclinic,” Valson said. “But all these are minor illness and we have not been informed of any major or serious illness. Otherwise, how would have they returned home after a long journey without any problem,” said Valson, who reached the country early today. PTI PM PDS PDSadvertisement
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Length and athleticism make the Milwaukee Bucks a dangerous team with the ball.When they defend the way they did on Friday night against the Boston Celtics, they’re nearly unstoppable.Khris Middleton scored 23 points, Giannis Antetokounmpo added 19 and the Bucks used a dominating first half to overwhelm the Celtics 116-92, narrowing their deficit in the first-round playoff series to 2-1.Eric Bledsoe and Jabari Parker each added 17 for the energized Bucks, who held the Celtics without a field goal for nearly an 11-minute stretch of the first half.Milwaukee found its defense after a disheartening 14-point loss in Game 2, getting contributions from up and down the roster.“We realized how important this game was … Everybody that played came in ready to go,” Antetokounmpo said.Backup center Thon Maker scored 14 points and had five of the Bucks’ 12 blocks. Pesky guard Matthew Dellavedova, a veteran of a championship run with the Cleveland Cavaliers, helped hold young Celtics point guard Terry Rozier to nine points on 2-of-7 shooting.The Bucks were the aggressors all night long.“The activity, if you take the stat sheet out of it, the activity and the energy that we brought … as you go through the game, that’s what you need, is the energy first,” coach Joe Prunty said.Milwaukee Bucks’ Eric Bledsoe reacts during the first half of Game 3 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Boston Celtics Friday, April 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)Al Horford scored 16 for the Celtics, who fell behind by 23 at halftime and got no closer than 76-62 with 3:06 left in the third quarter on Jayson Tatum’s 3-pointer.The game was so well in hand that the Bucks closed out the victory with Antetokounmpo on the bench for much of the fourth quarter with five fouls. Middleton had eight points in the fourth.Game 4 is Sunday in Milwaukee. The Celtics will need to get off to a much better start if they want to avoid going home with a 2-2 series tie.“We got into a hole. This is new for our group,” Horford said. “They had it going … and we really didn’t have an answer for them tonight.”Milwaukee hustled for loose balls and stayed active around the paint, using its length to get deflections and disrupt Boston in the lane.The 7-foot-1 Maker, in particular, provided a huge boost to help Milwaukee counter what had been a decisive edge off the bench for the Celtics. Maker got extended minutes only because starting center John Henson missed the game with a sore back.Nearly everything else went Milwaukee’s way, too.Parker, who voiced displeasure this week after playing just 24 minutes over the first two games, was 7 of 12 from the field and played 30 minutes. Bledsoe, outplayed by Rozier in the first two games, shot 8 of 13.“Obviously, it was all in the first half,” Celtics coach Brad Stevens said about his team’s downfall. “They were in such a rhythm offensively.”TIP-INSCeltics: Rozier had five turnovers, but four came in a first quarter in which the Celtics fell behind 27-12. He had nine assists … Boston held a 45-37 edge in rebounding, including 17-7 on the offensive glass. But the Celtics allowed the Bucks to shoot at least 57 percent for a second straight game.Bucks: Malcolm Brogdon replaced Tony Snell at guard alongside Bledsoe. Brogdon, who missed two months late in the season with a quad injury, scored five points but helped limit the Celtics’ backcourt of Rozier and Jaylen Brown (11 points). … Middleton added eight rebounds and seven assists.MAKER’S MARKMaker made his teammates proud, especially after having a conversation with Antetokounmpo a couple weeks ago.“I told him we had to bring killer mentality back,” Antetokounmpo said. “He was hungry.”Maker was 3 of 4 from the 3-point line. He also played with passion, getting in opponents’ faces at times.“We can’t get too sped up or get slowed down,” Maker said. “We’ve just got to find our rhythm and play with pace.”ON POINTColorful comments made by Rozier and Bledsoe earlier in the series fueled speculation that there might be a budding feud between the point guards.Bledsoe outplayed his counterpart on Friday night.“There’s nothing about me and Bledsoe. There’s nothing that he did differently today,” Rozier said. “They punched us in the mouth early. We’ve got to do a better job of responding on Sunday, and we will.”HE SAID IT“For me, it’s about seeing the offense, finding my spots to be aggressive … just playing in rhythm.” — Middleton after he shot 10 of 17 from the field.UP NEXTGame 4 is Sunday afternoon at the Bradley Center.—By GENARO C. ARMAS , AP Sports WriterTweetPinShare0 Shares
PSG Neymar’s PSG wages make him world’s second-richest player, claims Football Leaks Goal Last updated 2 years ago 23:32 24/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(15) Getty Images PSG Neymar Montpellier v PSG Montpellier Ligue 1 Already the most expensive player in football history, the Brazil star falls just short of matching the astronomical wages Tevez picks up in China Neymar’s mammoth salary package at Paris Saint-Germain puts him behind just Carlos Tevez as the world’s highest-earning player, claims Football Leaks. The Brazilian completed a move to Parc des Princes from Barcelona in the summer, becoming in the process football’s most expensive player thanks to a €222 million transfer fee. PSG 12/1 to beat Bayern Munich 1-0 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 But the forward is also personally reaping the rewards of being PSG’s new standard-bearer, according to the report which was released this weekend. Football Leaks affirms that Neymar earns just over €3m a month in Ligue 1, a figure that works out as a total annual salary of €36.8m. Only Tevez, currently in the Chinese Super League with Shanghai Shenhua, takes home a greater wage, with reports suggesting the Argentine will pick up €38.4m from his first year in Asia. To put the number claimed by the controversial outlet in perspective, Neymar earns €100,000 a day, €4,000 an hour or a staggering €66 a minute.Both South American stars, however, may soon find themselves eclipsed by a mutual former team-mate. Lionel Messi, who starred alongside Neymar at Barcelona and also shared the pitch with Tevez on multiple occasions with Argentina, is expected to boost his salary to a reported €40m annually when he puts pen to paper on a long-delayed new deal with the Catalans.
WC Qualification Europe Norway vs Northern Ireland: TV channel, stream, kick-off time, odds & match preview Ryan Kelly 21:37 10/8/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty WC Qualification Europe Northern Ireland Norway v Northern Ireland Norway The Green and White Army have not competed at a World Cup in over three decades, but Michael O’Neill is determined to end that hiatus Northern Ireland’s place in the World Cup play-off round can be confirmed on Sunday evening when they take on Norway in Oslo.Michael O’Neill’s side suffered a 3-1 defeat against Germany in their last match, but they are guaranteed to finish second in Group C. However, their place in the play-offs, while likely, is still dependent on the final series of results.Norway, on the other hand, are playing for pride given that they have no chance of making next year’s tournament in Russia. Victory for Lars Lagerback’s men could potentially see them finish in third place. Article continues below Editors’ Picks 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 Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. Game Norway vs Northern Ireland Date Sunday, October 8 Time 19:45 BST / 14:45 ET TV CHANNEL & LIVE STREAM In the UK, the game will be available to watch live on television on Sky Sports Football, as well as being available to stream live using Sky Go. UK TV channel Online stream Sky Sports Football Sky Go In the US, the game will be broadcast live on television on ESPN as well as the Spanish language channel ESPN Deportes. It will also be available to stream live online using WatchESPN. US TV channel Online stream ESPN / ESPN Deportes WatchESPN SQUADS & TEAM NEWS Position Norway players Goalkeepers Jarstein, Nyland, Grytebust Defenders Meling, Skjelvik, Reginiussen, Valsvik, Nordtveit, Rosted, Elabdellaoui, Svensson Midfielders Johansen, M. Elyounoussi, Berge, Linnes, Selnaes, Henriksen, Berget Forwards Soderlund, T. Elyounoussi, Sorloth, Johnsen Norway will be without the services of star striker Josh King, who suffered a hamstring injury in his side’s 8-0 win over San Marino last week. King has been replaced by ADO Den Haag forward Bjorn Maars Johnsen, who previously played for Hearts.Potential starting XI: Jarstein; Meling, Valsvik, Nordtveit, Svensson; Linnes, Henriksen, Berge, M. Elyounoussi; Sorloth, Soderlund. Position Northern Ireland players Goalkeepers Carroll, Mannus, McGovern Defenders Hughes, McAuley, J. Evans, Brunt, McLaughlin, Hodson, D. Lafferty, Thompson, Flanagan Midfielders Davis, McGinn, Norwood, C. Evans, Ferguson, Dallas, Paton, Lund, Saville, Jones Forwards K. Lafferty, Magennis, Washington, McCartan Despite the fact that the likes of Jonny Evans, Steven Davis and Josh Magennis are carrying yellow cards – and thus in danger of being suspended for the play-offs should Northern Ireland make it – O’Neill has stressed that he will send out the strongest possible XI. All players came through the clash against Germany unscathed so O’Neill has a full panel to choose from.Potential starting XI: McGovern; Brunt, McAuley, J. Evans, McLaughlin, Hodson; Davis, Norwood, C. Evans; Magennis, Lafferty.BETTING & MATCH ODDS Despite the fact that they sit nine points behind Northern Ireland in qualifying, Norway are considered 7/5 favourites to win according to dabblebet. Northern Ireland are priced at 11/5 and a draw is available at 21/10.Click here to see all the markets available for the game between Norway and Northern Ireland.GAME PREVIEW Northern Ireland have not been at a World Cup since 1986, but they could take a step closer to ending that three-decade-long wilderness with a win over Norway on Sunday.Manager O’Neill has gradually built upon the foundations laid en route to Euro 2016 and he has managed to inspire his squad to play above themselves in the last two campaigns.The Green and White Army have only lost twice in the current cycle – both defeats coming at the hands of world champions Germany – and, having won six games, they currently occupy a formidable position in terms of second-place ranking ahead of the play-offs.A draw in Oslo would probably be enough to secure Northern Ireland’s place in the next round, but O’Neill is not permitting his players to take their eyes off the prize and he will be keen to see a repeat of the display that saw them beat Norway 2-0 in March.
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Huddersfield boss Wagner: We score thousands of training goalsby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveHuddersfield Town boss David Wagner has called on his players to start converting their chances as they look to escape relegation this season.The Terriers have scored just four goals in their last six matches ahead of their bottom of the table clash with Fulham on Saturday.Wagner said: “In training it’s not about a lack of effort or attitude. In training they hit the back of the net thousands of times.”But in games it hasn’t clicked so far. This is the truth, but I think it is all about seeing the chance and taking the opportunity that is in front of you.”Recent results have affected our performances. In other games performances were on a very good level.”We defended well and created unbelievable opportunities but we didn’t score and this is the truth.”This is where we have to improve – we have to take steps to convert our chances, our performances and our ball possession.”
How to Make a Mojito Koy Gear Aims to Revolutionize Men’s Everyday Apparel Kicking It With Timber Joey of the Portland Timbers Soccer Team How 2 Brooklynites are Reviving an Iconic Midwestern Supper Club Portland’s come a long way from its original days as a gritty, old frontier/port town with a predilection for logging. Hell, Portland’s changed a lot since its heyday as the epicenter of all things good and grungy about the 1990s; this despite that TV show Portlandia and the concept of retro-cool.Since start of the 21st century, you’ve probably heard about Portland the beer mecca, Portland the coffee capitol, Portland the foodie fave and Portland the hipster haven; all true. And while you still might hear Temple of the Dog on the radio at a food truck that serves Transylvanian food or find flannel sold in farm-to-table coffee shops, Portland’s latest, newest, fck-yeah export falls squarely in the classic and timeless category: Leather.That’s right. Portland leather is fck-yea. And, it’s got heritage, all starting way back in those 1930s depression days with Danner, who became known for their high-quality, sht kicking leather boots. Perfect for timber town. Known just as much for their rugged style as they are for their quality construction and steely sturdiness, they’re experiencing a renaissance these days; just as likely be found in true-blue outdoors stores as inside style-minded men’s boutiques. Kinda like Red Wings, ten years ago. They make a lot of models, but we say start with the Stumptown Collection—throwback, but not so much to be rendered a costume, with the Mountain Light Overton, Vertigo and Tramline being the models that most easily translate from the field into everyday wear.The creative entrepreneurial spirit of modern day Portland has expanded upon the house which Danner built, giving an artisanal edge to all imaginable products that can be crafted from cowhide. Like things for beer or your bike (or both at the same time), a specialty of Walnut Studio which is really just a dude, Geoffrey Franklin and his wife Valerie who call their home garage their studio. We are obsessed with their handmade equestrian grade leather beer carriers, which come in a six-pack 12 oz. bottle size or a four-pack 22 oz. version. Another small-scale operation doing some big things is Wood & Faulk, or really a guy named Matt Pierce, whose leather accessories are made with the outdoorsman in mind, like a hand crafted English bridle leather camp stool, Horween leather wallets and cordovan watch straps.On a slightly larger scale, Tanner Goods, started in 2005 is a collective of leather craftsmen inspired by legendary Washington saddle maker L.P. Streifel. Each piece is made by hand using tools that date back to the early 20th century and are based on a philosophy of less is more. Meaning, perfect leather belts, gloves and wallets and even some handsome collars and leashes for your four legged friends.Orox Leather is a family based company that uses time-tested, heritage techniques from Oaxaca, Mexico (the name is a compression of Or for Oregon and Ox for Oxaca, where the Martinez family traces their ancestry). For years they were only available at Portland’s weekly outdoor market, but after growing a cult following in 2012, they opened an online shop and brick and mortar store in the city’s old town section, featuring an open studio where you watch the Martinez’s hand make everything sold in the store. A handsome mixed canvas and leather pannier bag, a leather bike handle and a sturdy tool roll up that attaches to bikes are our favorites.The new Portland leather industry has something for just about everyone even leather jackets, which, when you think about it, have to be made to last. The one thing that hasn’t changed in Portland though the years: It rains. A lot. Banksy’s Gross Domestic Product Is a Pop-Up Shop Unlike Any Other Editors’ Recommendations
A $15-million environmental research centre will be built at Cape Breton University to find industrial pollution solutions and to develop clean, green energy, the province announced today, Oct. 9. “Cape Breton University is uniquely situated to help solve the world’s two major environmental challenges: cleaning up industrial pollution and finding sustainable energy sources,” said deputy premier Frank Corbett, on behalf of Education Minister Marilyn More. “The knowledge gained from our management of such local issues as the Sydney coal fields, Sysco site and tar ponds cleanup will help make the Centre for Sustainability in Energy and Environment a catalyst for global environmental solutions.” The province is investing $2.5 million in infrastructure funding and $5 million in low-interest loans to help build the Centre for Sustainability in Energy and Environment at the Sydney campus. The federal government and Cape Breton University will provide the remaining funding. The centre will host the work of four research leaders in the areas of mine-water cleanup, cleaner coal energy, green-energy technology and environmental remediation. It will also be the home for an innovative Aboriginal science education program. “Students interested in environmental science will have another excellent option to further their education in Nova Scotia,” Mr. Corbett said. “We want to ensure our young people stay here and build a life in Nova Scotia. We expect the centre not to just be a place of education and research excellence, but to also help create knowledge-based jobs for our young people.” Construction of the centre is expected to begin soon and be complete by spring 2011. John Harker, president and vice-chancellor of Cape Breton University, said he is pleased with the financial support from the province. “The announcement speaks to the value of collaboration, and the belief by the provincial government that the direction and focus of the Centre for Sustainability in Energy and the Environment is important to all Nova Scotians,” he said. “It is further testimony to the ability of public and private sectors to work with researchers and academics to energize the economic agenda for this province.” More information on the Centre of Sustainability in Energy and Environment can be found at www.cbu.ca/csee .
The province is making buying a new home more affordable for families by doubling the First-Time Home Buyers Rebate to a maximum of $3,000. Premier Darrell Dexter and John MacDonell, Minister of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations made the announcement today, April 4, in Upper Sackville. The rebate is available to first-time home buyers purchasing newly constructed homes. About 1,000 Nova Scotia families may be eligible for the rebate. “For many Nova Scotians, buying a home is the biggest investment they will ever make,” said Premier Dexter. “Families tell us they want to put down firm roots and build a life here at home. The province agrees and by increasing the rebate, we are helping make homeownership a real and affordable choice for families.” The province will invest about $1.5 million to double the existing rebate from a maximum of $1,500 to $3,000. Over the next year, government will invest a total of $2.5 million to support first-time home buyers who purchase newly built homes. “Families are our priority, which is why we’re supporting their efforts to buy new homes,” said Mr. MacDonell. “The increased rebate can really help Nova Scotia families put down roots and become part of caring, vibrant communities.” The rebate is equivalent to 18.75 per cent of the provincial portion of the HST. “The Nova Scotia Home Builders’ Association is encouraged to hear about increased funding to the First-Time Home Buyers Rebate . This increase will provide greater value to the rebate and encourage Nova Scotians to purchase new homes,” said Paul Pettipas, the association’s chief executive officer. “It will create great opportunities as it encourages education and employment within the residential construction sector, resulting in a strong economy for Nova Scotia.” First-time home buyers may qualify for the rebate if they enter into an agreement of purchase and sale after March 31, 2012, or have the building permit issued for an owner-built home after that date. “The Nova Scotia Association of Realtors is pleased that first-time home buyers will be further supported in their effort to become homeowners,” said Wayne MacIntosh, the association’s president. “Realtors believe all Nova Scotians have the right to affordable and safe housing near where they work, shop and play. Today’s announcement is another opportunity that will help make that right a reality.” The increased rebate took effect April 1. Applications and rebate details are available at www.nsfirsthome.ca, or by calling 902-424-5200 in the Halifax region or 1-800-670-4357 toll-free.
Kolkata: The body of an elderly person was found inside a train compartment at Sealdah railway station on Monday afternoon.Till night, his identity could not be established. According to Eastern Railway (ER) spokesperson, on Monday, the Down Naihati-Sealdah local entered the platform number 1 at Sealdah railway station around 3:55 pm. During checking of the compartments, a Railway Protection Force (RPF) personnel spotted a half-naked body of an elderly person on the floor of a compartment of the local train. After taking a close look at the body, the RPF personnel suspected that the man could be dead. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaHe immediately informed the Sealdah railway station authorities. A doctor from ER’s B R Singh Hospital was called for a quick check up. While the doctor was on his way, RPF personnel removed the body from train and placed it on a bench at the platform. After examination, the doctor declared the person dead on arrival. Later, Government Railway Police (GRP) at the Sealdah railway station was informed. Sleuths took charge of the body and sent it for autopsy examination. Police sources said the elderly person could have died due to some illness as there were no injury marks on the body.
18 October 2007The International Criminal Court (ICC) today announced that suspected war criminal Germain Katanga, former senior commander of the militia group Force de Résistance Patriotique en Ituri (FRPI) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), was surrendered to its detention centre at The Hague. The International Criminal Court (ICC) today announced that suspected war criminal Germain Katanga, former senior commander of the militia group Force de Résistance Patriotique en Ituri (FRPI) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), was surrendered to its detention centre at The Hague. He joins Congolese suspect Thomas Lubanga Dyilo, who will be tried on crimes relating to the recruitment of children as soldiers in what is widely viewed as a milestone in international attempts to fight immunity on the issue. ICC Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo said in a statement today that more action can be expected. “We are selecting a third case. The DRC is still engulfed in violence. There is forced displacement of people, sexual violence of shocking brutality, and killings. It must stop. Perpetrators must know they will be prosecuted. The ICC is at work in the DRC.” In sealed documents submitted to the judges on 22 June, the Office of the Prosecutor presented evidence against Mr. Katanga and charged him with three counts of crimes against humanity and six counts of war crimes.“Today we are prosecuting Germain Katanga, leader of a militia group and who we allege is personally responsible for the brutal crimes his forces committed,” said Deputy Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda, who is in charge of prosecuting this case. “His name will forever be associated with the name of Bogoro: an ordinary village, which he ordered fighters under his command to ‘wipe out.’ Hundreds were slaughtered. Women were forced into sexual slavery.” In an interview with the UN News Centre, Mrs. Bensouda described Mr. Katanga as “definitely one of the top fellows” that ICC prosecutors have been pursuing in the DRC.Between January 2002 and December 2003, more than 8,000 civilians died and more than half a million people were displaced from their homes in Ituri as a result of this conflict. In today’s statement, the Prosecutor said evidence will show how civilians were the target of massive crimes in the course of the conflict in the Ituri region of the DRC between the FRPI forces of Mr. Katanga and other armed militia groups. The charges include the attack on Bogoro on the morning of 24 February 2003, when the prosecution alleges that members of Mr. Katanga’s militia entered the village and began an indiscriminate killing spree. At least 200 civilians died in the attack, while survivors were imprisoned in a building filled with corpses. Women were abducted and sexually enslaved. The village was pillaged by the FRPI forces. Prosecutors allege Mr. Katanga is responsible for murders, inhumane acts and sexual enslavement at Bogoro, constituting crimes against humanity and war crimes, and for cruel treatment at Bogoro constituting a war crime. They also allege he committed the war crime of using children to participate actively in hostilities, the war crime of launching an attack against the civilian population of Bogoro and the war crime of pillaging Bogoro.Also known as “Simba,” the 29-year old suspect in 2003 emerged as the top commander of a group which began calling itself the FRPI, the ICC said. Later in 2003, he assumed the title of FRPI President. On 11 December 2004, he was appointed to the rank of General in the DRC Army. He was then arrested by the DRC authorities early March 2005, together with eight other militiamen from various Ituri armed groups, in relation to an attack against peacekeepers serving with the UN peacekeeping mission (MONUC) in Ituri on 25 February 2005 in which nine peacekeepers were killed, and sent to the CPRK detention centre in Kinshasa. Mr. Katanga will have an initial appearance before the court on Monday afternoon and Mrs. Bensouda said that if the pre-trial chamber confirms the charges, the case will go to trial, probably in the second half of 2008.Prosecutors began investigating crimes committed in the DRC in June 2004. Its first case for that country is against Mr. Lubanga for the crimes of enlisting and conscripting children under 15 and using them to participate actively in armed hostilities in Ituri. The Court’s pre-trial chamber has confirmed the charges against him and he will be the first person to stand trial at the ICC.
10 November 2011Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will depart on Saturday for an official visit to Bangladesh, Thailand and Indonesia to highlight advances in the three Asian nations on women’s and children’s health. Mr. Ban will showcase the progress and leadership of these countries in the context of the “Every Woman Every Child” effort he initiated last year, according to his spokesperson.With over $40 billion dollars in funding, the initiative aims to help countries work together to improve women and children’s health, and asks them to honour their commitments on the issue, develop a framework to ensure accountability, and work together to bring new partners.As of last month, more than 60 countries have committed to step up efforts to improve women and children’s health, of which 57 are developing nations. Mr. Ban will conclude his week-long trip in Bali, Indonesia, with the fourth summit between the United Nations and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
The Inter University Student’s Federation (IUSF) has accused the police of “abducting” two people following a demonstration staged in Colombo yesterday.According to the IUSF, the police had arrested a student and a driver of a vehicle used by the students at the end of the demonstration in Fort. The police have also seized loudspeakers used during the demonstration to draw attention to several demands of the university students. IUSF convener Najith Indika said that the policemen who made the arrest were dressed in civil clothes and had arrived in a double cab. He said that following the incident the students had visited the Fort police station and sough information about the arrest but the police had insisted that no such arrest was made.The students had later staged a protest outside the Fort police station and after nearly two hours the two people had been released. “The two people had told us they were taken in a normal double cab by plain clothed policemen and were threatened while being kept at the Fort police station,” Najith Indika said.The IUSF said that this was a serious incident as the police have a procedure to follow when arresting people and they cannot simply drag people off the street. (Colombo Gazette)
He said that after the announcement the SLPP will launch a 100 day campaign to topple the Government.The Parliamentarian noted that the Government had launched a 100 day campaign after taking office in 2015. Similarly, he said the SLPP will begin a 100 day countdown from August 12th to remove the Government. (Colombo Gazette) The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) will launch a 100 day campaign after announcing its Presidential candidate in August.Joint opposition Parliamentarian Dullas Alahapperuma told reporters today that the SLPP will announce its Presidential candidate on August 11 at the SLPP convention.
Speaking at the Paydirt 2014 Africa Down Under Conference last week, Zambian Minister for Mines, Energy & Water, the Hon Christopher Yaluma said “Zambia is among the major mining countries on the continent of Africa with an average growth of 5% per annum over the last ten years. The contribution of mining to the Gross Domestic Product in the past ten years averaged 10.19%. The vision of the Government is to increase the contribution of mining to GDP to 20% in the next five years. “To achieve this, a number of measures are being implemented. These include:Adoption of a clear policy on mining. A new policy, the Mineral Resources Development Policy, was launched in 2013. The policy clearly outlines Government position on the development of mineral resources in the country. It is aimed at facilitating the development of a mining industry that generates benefits for the Zambian people while at the same time rewarding the investorsThe mineral potential of Zambia is not fully exploited. We realise that to unlock this potential, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) is required on one hand and support of the local communities on the other hand. Hence the policy that ensures fair benefits for the local communities and rewards for the investors. In this setup, the role of Government remains that of ensuring an enabling environment for the development of a vibrant and orderly mining industryRevision of the legal framework. The principal legislation governing the mining industry in Zambia is the Mines and Minerals Development Act no.7 of 2008 which is based on Government’s commitment to the application of modern principles of transparency and accountability in the management of mineral resources. The Act broadly deals with licensing and regulation of mining activities. The revision of the Act, has reached an advanced stage.” ,
OF THE 624 firearms that were seized last year, 177 of them were air pistols.Shotguns were next in line with 125.The gardaí’s annual report for 2013 was released today revealing the number of firearms processed by the Ballistics Section.It shows that the number of guns seized last year was the lowest in the past 5 years.In 2010, 948 firearms were seized compared to 624 last year. Source: An Garda Síochána via Annual Report 2013Also in today’s report:Gardaí seized €32 million worth of drugs in 12 months >More than 1,100 public complaints filed against gardaí last year >Martin who? Callinan isn’t mentioned in opening of annual garda report >
Amazon has released a rather bizarre bit of news today. The Kindle Fire has completely sold out. You can no longer buy one, and the wording of the press release suggests there won’t be anymore manufactured.In nine months on sale Amazon claims to have secured 22 percent of tablet sales in the US. With that in mind, Amazon will definitely be selling more Kindle Fires, however, the next one you’ll be able to buy will probably have a “2” at the end of the name.Jeff Bezos said that the Kindle Fire is Amazon’s most successful product launch so far and that there’s “an exciting roadmap ahead.” He also confirmed Amazon will continue to offer hardware, but there’s no detail beyond that.Even so, why has Amazon chosen to announce its tablet has sold out completely rather than continuing to manufacture it or having the Kindle Fire 2 ready to announce? With no Amazon tablet available to buy now, and no news on when the next one will arrive, potential Kindle Fire buyers will go elsewhere.We’ll have to wait and see what happens next, but there is some ray of hope for potential Kindle Fire customers: Amazon is holding an event next week on September 6. There was speculation that event would be a new Kindle Fire, but this news all but confirms that has to be the case. And if it is, Amazon has to have it available to sell immediately.If Amazon wanted to get our attention this press release certainly worked, but it has left us scratching our heads a bit as to why they’d announce it in this way.via Amazon
Jose Mourinho revealed how difficult it was for him and the players when his sacking rumors went viral before playing vs Newcastle.With the match against Chelsea fast approaching, Jose Mourinho has been making the rounds with the media and spoke about the sacking rumors that became public right before Manchester United’s match vs Newcastle.The Red Devils had to win that match with all that pressure of possibly knowing that their manager would get the boot, even he seemed on edge after the match and came out to the press conference guns blazing and crying out ‘manhunt’.All of this was justified because of how bad the relationship between Jose and certain members of the press has turned, the Portuguese manager confessed that this episode really affected him and the players before that game.Now that a little time has passed, Mourinho is wary of what will happen next as his players are getting ready for an even more difficult match at Stamford Bridge against his former Chelsea squad.Jose tries to think about the consequences of this moment as little as possible, instead, he tries to take out the positive and look forward to the next target without forgetting this behavior from a certain part of the more sensationalist members of the press.We won’t name any publications because they know who they are, the ones who are still campaigning for Jose Mourinho to get sacked.”Yes it bothers me, because I am a man like you are.”Jose Mourinho opens up to the abuse he has received in an exclusive interview with Sky Sports.Read: https://t.co/YA9Xp50prk pic.twitter.com/534xcc0Mx3— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) October 19, 2018Looking at the whole scenario for this Saturday’s match, that part of the press is already patiently waiting for whatever happens after the match against Chelsea.Mourinho himself revealed that he won’t celebrate too hard if he defeats his former club, but getting to defeat Maurizio Sarri’s innovative style of football will prove to be the greatest challenge that Mourinho has faced thus far during the current Premier League season.The manager knows that the noise about his possible dismissal will never stop, but he feels more prepared for it now after the terrible experience from before and after the match against Newcastle.When asked about how the players live with that constant noise, Mourinho said: “I keep telling them that it is my problem to cope with it – because I am the man – and let them enjoy their football like they did against Newcastle in the second half,” said Mourinho to Sky Sports.“I am not happy, I am honestly not happy but if somebody has to be the man then I prefer it to be me.”Daniel Farke, From mid-table in the Championship to the Premier League Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Norwich City manager, Daniel Farke, has taken his team from the middle of the table in the English Championship to play with the big boys in the Premier League.“Yes it bothers me. Because I am a man like you are. My players care.”“That weekend we did not stay at the hotel, everyone stayed at their own house and when the players woke up, from what they read on social media and on their phones, the pre-match was not easy for them.”🆕 MOURINHO EXCLUSIVE 🆕Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says recent criticism of him and his players has hurt.Read our exclusive interview here: https://t.co/zceOTYY1ry pic.twitter.com/JcZw7RLNAx— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) October 19, 2018Even manager Maurizio Sarri agrees that the press has been too harsh on Jose Mourinho this early in the season, he also exposed certain members of the media for not letting the Portuguese manager work and wants this match to not have that same pressure.But knowing how the English newspapers love creating havoc, it’s nearly impossible to imagine a scenario in which Jose Mourinho won’t be at the very center of criticism regardless of the result on Saturday at Stamford Bridge.Sometimes we (the press) forget that the people we write about are also humans and talking about a manager’s good or bad work is one thing, but flat out asking for him getting sacked is a completely different situation that is not right.Jose Mourinho is one of the most successful managers in modern football, he is right to demand a little more respect from the press but we are not sure if he will withstand all this bad blood against him.I’ve even said that the man needs a break from all this, regroup and come back stronger than ever. But knowing Jose, he would rather die standing up than fleeing from any kind of confrontation with anyone who opposes him..@ManUtd have not won in their last 8 visits to Stamford Bridge, losing 7 with Jose Mourinho losing all 3 visits with @ManUtd@ChelseaFC are 4 points better off than at this stage of their last title-winning season of 2016-17Live on Saturday on Sky Sports PL from 11:30am pic.twitter.com/nGvnL0amtn— Sky Sports Statto (@SkySportsStatto) October 19, 2018What do you think about the press pushing for Jose Mourinho to get sacked in recent months? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.
Foreign direct investment (FDI) rose by 25% to $ 17.35 bn during April to October 2014, said Nirmala Sitharaman, Commerce and Industry Minister on Monday. She attributed the rise to improved macroeconomic conditions and investor sentiment as a result of steps initiated by the Narendra Modi government. April to October 2013 recorded FDI inflows of $13.82 bn. ReutersHowever, the challenges India faces in becoming a global manufacturing hub need to be identified and an appropriate action plan drafted to overcome the limitation, she added, while speaking at the inaugural session of “Make in India” workshop held in New Delhi.The “Make in India”‘ mantra is set to improve the infrastructure required for manufacturing activities to gain pace.The Modi government has taken several measures to reduce red tape and rationalise existing rules, while relying on information technology to make governance “effective and user friendly,” said Sitharaman. Manufacturing sector has the potential to boost India’s economic growth to a higher trajectory, with job creation helping the nation’s youth to fulfil their aspirations, read The Hindu.The e-biz portal has been launched to provide single window platform for clearance and approval for the manufacturing sector, said Cabinet Secretary Ajit Seth.The workshop brought together 25 ministries and all the states to help create a roadmap for short and medium term success of the “Make in India” initiative.
The 20th session of the 10th Jatiya Sangsad (JS) will begin tomorrow, Sunday.President Abdul Hamid has convened the session exercising the power bestowed upon him by Article 72 (1) of the constitution, according to the parliament secretariat.The House will go into session at 5:00pm on the day.Earlier, the nineteenth session, the first session of 2018, of the 10th parliament was prorogued on 28 February unanimously adopting the thanksgiving motion for the president’s speech and passing 15 bills.