Regional political parties in Jammu and Kashmir condemned the killing of six protesters in firing by security forces in the Valley, terming it a failure of Governor Satya Pal Malik’s administration. “South Kashmir has been reeling under fear for the past six months. Is this what was expected from Governor’s Rule? The administration has failed in securing civilian lives. No country can win a war by killing its own people,” said former Chief Minister and Peoples Democratic Party president Mehbooba Mufti.She asked the Governor’s administration “to shun this macho approach to deal with people and adopt a humane approach in dealing with day-to-day law and order issues”.Attacking the Governor’s administration, National Conference (NC) president Farooq Abdullah said, “The Valley has been turned into a theatre of death and destruction. Incidents like these put a big question mark on the working of the government and security agencies in such circumstances.”NC vice-president Omar Abdullah said, “It was a massacre orchestrated as a result of badly executed encounter. It seems lessons have not been learnt,” he said. The party called for revocation of the Armed Force Special Powers Act (AFSPA) and “strict adherence to the standard operating procedure”. Peoples Conference chief Sajad Lone said, “If security forces end up killing seven civilians in order to kill three militants, it’s time for heads to roll. We can’t afford a state of impunity. Call off operation if there is fear of civilian casualty. I hope the administration abandons its Rambo mindset.”The Joint Resistance Leaders (JRL), comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik, called for a three-day shutdown and a protest march towards the Army’s headquarters in Srinagar on Monday. “The Indian Army chief had already indicated to the increase in civilian killings with impunity in his recently shocking statements,” said a joint statement.
Manchester City have made more history by becoming the first English side to win away at Shakhtar Donetsk in European competition.Pep Guardiola’s side have grown accustomed to rewriting the record books over the course of the last 18 months.After seeing their first season under a Catalan coach end with no major silverware, the Blues have swept aside all before them. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! A Premier League title was secured in 2017-18 with a century of points and over 100 goals, with Carabao Cup success completing a domestic double.An unbeaten start to the current campaign, on the back of a Community Shield triumph, has them well placed to defend their English top-flight crown.There are more League Cup and FA Cup outings to come, while European success is being chased down as City seek to conquer the Champions League for the first time.A positive start has been made to that quest, with six points from three games enough to have them sat at the top of Group F.Their most recent success carried them to the summit of their section but proved to be more notable for the fact that they were able to achieve something no English rival had done in seven previous trips to Shakhtar.1 – Manchester City are the first English side to win away at Shakhtar Donetsk in European competition, after the Ukrainian side had won five and drawn two of the previous seven such games. Business. pic.twitter.com/sBRH8YFNMO— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) October 23, 2018City prevailed in Donetsk courtesy of two first-half goals in the space of five minutes from David Silva and Aymeric Laporte and a slick third from Bernardo Silva 20 minutes from time.Their next continental outing will see them face Shakhtar again, but this time at the Etihad Stadium.That game is set to form part of a testing run of matches across multiple competitions.Guardiola’s side are set to visit Tottenham in the Premier League next Monday and have further league outings to come against Southampton, West Ham and derby rivals Manchester United before the end of November.They also have a Carabao Cup fourth round clash with Fulham to take in and a European trip to Lyon.Maintaining momentum from this point will be key to successfully negotiating a tricky sequence of fixtures, and City are showing signs of moving through the gears as key men such as Kevin De Bruyne are welcomed back into the fold and squad rotation helps to fend off the threat of burnout.
Manchester City were kept at bay for 120 minutes by second-tier side Wolverhampton Wanderers before winning 4-1 in a penalty shootout to reach the League Cup quarter-finals on Tuesday.No other team has managed to stop Pep Guardiola’s free-scoring City finding the net this season as the Premier League leaders have notched 42 goals from 13 games in all competitions.But City, seeking a club record 12th straight win, met their match in the Championship leaders and had keeper Claudio Bravo to thank for keeping them in the game before they eased through in the shootout with Sergio Aguero scoring the final penalty.Both sides kept just two players from the teams they fielded at the weekend, a familiar theme on the night with the 12 teams in six matches collectively making a total of 99 changes.Holders Manchester United made eight changes to the side humbled by Huddersfield Town on Saturday but were too strong for Swansea City with Jesse Lingard scoring both goals in a 2-0 win.”The attitude was good,” said manager Jose Mourinho, who had criticised his team after their weekend Premier League defeat.Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger even put out an entirely new starting XI from that which faced Everton on Sunday and had substitute Eddie Nketiah to thank for the 2-1 extra-time win over another second-tier side Norwich City.The 18-year-old scored twice — his first goals for the club — including one with his first touch 15 seconds after coming on in the 85th minute. The goal was the first scored by an Arsenal player born after the Frenchman took over as manager.advertisementNketiah added his second six minutes into extra time as Arsenal, who had trailed to Josh Murphy’s 34th-minute opener, finally saw off the spirited challenge of the visitors.Bristol City inflicted more misery on Premier League basement side Crystal Palace and former England manager Roy Hodgson by routing the south London side 4-1 at Ashton Gate.Hodgson endured an ill-fated spell in charge at City in 1982 and had an equally chastening night on his return 35 years later as City claimed their third top-flight scalp of the season to reach the last eight for the first time since 1989.Leicester City caretaker manager Michael Appleton made it two wins from two as his Midlands side came from behind to beat Leeds United 3-1 with goals from Kelechi Iheanacho, his first for the Foxes, Islam Slimani and Riyadh Mahrez.Bournemouth’s Callum Wilson scored on his return from long-term injury as they beat Middlesbrough 3-1 to reach the quarter-finals for the second time in their history.The last two fourth round matches take place on Wednesday when Chelsea host Everton and Tottenham Hotspur clash with London rivals West Ham United at Wembley Stadium.
(Eds: Repeating after making correction in intro)Kolkata, Jan 2 (PTI) Mohun Bagans I-League-winning coach Sanjoy Sen today stepped down, taking full responsibility of his sides shocking loss to a 10-man Chennai City FC at their home ground.Already under pressure after a hat-trick of draws, Sens worst fears came true today when Mohun Bagan suffered I-League seasons first loss at the hands of the unfancied southern outfit who were reduced to 10 men in the 34th minute.Chennai City took a sixth minute lead through Frenchman Jean-Michel Joachim before Ansumana Kromah levelled it 1-1 from a penalty after Pradeep Mohanraj handed the ball inside the box.Veniamin Shumeyko then headed home the winner in the 71st minute to script the first big upset of I-League this season.”I cant say about the team, but it is the end of the road for me. It is the right time to take responsibility on my shoulders and move away from the club,” Sen said at the post- match press conference.”This is the first home match I lost. I tried a lot, I do not have the mentality to continue after this loss and three home draws where we could not come back. I cant deny that,” Sen said at Mohun Bagan tent.Having kicked off their campaign in style, Mohun Bagan beat arch rivals East Bengal 1-0 in the Kolkata derby but their title aspirations have dwindled. They are now at fifth place in the league table with 10 points from seven matches.advertisementTerming this a personal decision, Sen said: “Nobody sacked me, this is a personal decision. I should not continue as the supporters also have emotions attached with the club and I just cannot keep on making the fans unhappy. Im not fit to continue.”Before I was sacked, I think I have taken the right decision. As Gerard Houllier said you are no coach unless you are sacked?,” he said.This was the second match in a row that Mohun Bagan played at their home venue, as I-League came to Kolkata Maidan for the first time in history.But the first resulted in a draw — against a 10-man Indian Arrows, the developmental side of AIFF — and the fans had put pressure, shouting go back Sanjoy Sen.”I had decided beforehand that I will step down if we lose today. I have taken the wise decision. Thank you everyone,” the 57-year-old signed off.Sen was appointed the chief coach for the Mariners in December 2014 after the club parted ways with technical director Subhas Bhowmick and was instrumental in their I- League triumph in the 2014-15.He had previously been in-charge of Kolkata clubs like Mohammedan Sporting and United Sports Club and enjoyed success mostly in Cup competitions.While United SC became runners-up in IFA Shield and Durand Cup under his tutelage, the Black and Whites won the Shield last season. Sen had also led Mohammedan to become the champions of the I-League second division a couple of seasons back. PTI TAP PDS PDS
A Sioux City man accused of intentionally injuring a South Dakota police officer in a hit-and-run incident has been arrested after more than four months on the run.35-year-old Travis McPeek was arrested Thursday in Mesa, Arizona, by federal marshals.McPeek had been wanted on a warrant for felony aggravated assault against law enforcement since the August 6th traffic stop.Authorities allege he struck Tyndall Police Officer Kelly Young with his truck in a convenience store parking lot and fled.Young was treated at a hospital for broken ribs, a cut on a leg, an injured ankle, and other cuts and bruises.
Premier League Everton fear ‘long-term’ injury for Man City loanee Mangala Matthew Scott Last updated 1 year ago 22:35 2/18/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Premier League Manchester City Everton The defender may not play again for the Toffees, with Sam Allardyce fearing the on-loan Manchester City man will be out for a lengthy stretch Everton boss Sam Allardyce has revealed that Eliaquim Mangala could be out “long-term”, just two games into a loan spell from Manchester City.Mangala featured in a defeat at Arsenal and the victory over Crystal Palace last time out, but he has suffered an injury while the Toffees have taken a mid-season training trip to Dubai.Allardyce hopes the return of Seamus Coleman, Phil Jagielka and Leighton Baines will help cover the Frenchman’s absence, while Ramiro Funes Mori recently played for the Under-23 side, having spent almost a year out due to knee injuries. Article continues below Editors’ Picks 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. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player He said: “Seamus Coleman, we hope, will be fit very quickly and, if we can get Phil Jagielka and Leighton Baines back in the squad quickly, then we are stronger in terms of our selection.”The injuries this week were a blow, with Mangala in particular — that looks like it could be long-term, which is a great shame for him and for us because I think he was a very good addition to the squad.”But, overall, we are in a good position to try to finish the season strongly.”Everton are ninth in the league with 11 games to play, Allardyce having steered the Toffees eight points clear of the drop zone. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
STATE COLLEGE, PA – AUGUST 31: Colton Richardson #19 of the Idaho Vandals is sacked by Antonio Shelton #55, Garrett Taylor #17 and Robert Windsor #54 of the Penn State Nittany Lions during the first half at Beaver Stadium on August 31, 2019 in State College, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)Penn State’s game Saturday more or less went as expected, with the Nittany Lions beating MAC opponent Buffalo 45-13. At least one PSU player—defensive tackle Antonio Shelton —wasn’t thrilled with some members of the fan base after the game.Shelton was sure to thank the majority of Penn State fans to open his run of tweets on Saturday night. And then he went in on fans he deemed “disrespectful.”It was unclear exactly what he was referring to, but clearly something set Shelton off during Saturday’s game. His tweets:Appreciate everybody that came out to support tonight. But some people are becoming too comfortable. Ain’t nothing wrong with a little criticism,that’s not what I’m saying. But when you become overtly disrespectful, there’s a problem.— Antonio (@_groovy55) September 8, 2019 If you have all the answers. I invite you to get into coaching. Or, come do what we do for a day and then have an opinion. End of the day tho good team win lol shout out Buffalo they came ready to play.— Antonio (@_groovy55) September 8, 2019It’s just funny to me how the same people who will openly trash me, my teammates, and my coaches on the Internet are the SAME PEOPLE who want a picture or an autograph for them or their kids😂 like come on yo!😂😂— Antonio (@_groovy55) September 8, 2019We understand people have a deep connection to this university and this team. But understand that we are men first. Do not disrespect us.— Antonio (@_groovy55) September 8, 2019Shelton was asked about his tweets during a media session on Tuesday, and he went into more detail on what he and his teammates experienced.From the Centre Daily Times:“But what I was saying was, at a certain point, there was a fan — I don’t know him — yelling at one of my teammates. I’m not going to say who my teammate was. But I figured he knew him, so he was just trying to get his attention. And then my teammate turned around. And it was clear that he did not know this dude, and he’s just trying to tell him how to play football — as if we don’t have a coaching staff that’s doing that already. And as if he’s not an adult, a young man, who’s dedicated his life to this. You can’t tell me how to play football, you know what I mean?“So that’s the type of thing I was trying to say. Don’t be disrespectful. You think we come out here in this stadium and we’re like, ‘Hey, let’s lose today’? We practiced all week, watched all this film and did all this studying on these people. We put in all this work over the summer and during camp, let’s go out here and just lose because we don’t care about each other. You know what I mean?”Antonio Shelton prefaced that bit by restating that he appreciates the vast majority of Penn State fans, saying that it is very cool to play in front of 100,000 rabid fans, most of whom he appreciates. Clearly, this fan got under his skin, and you can see why.[Centre Daily Times]
Puducherry: The opposition AINRC on Tuesday submitted a notice to the Puducherry Assembly Secretary for moving a ‘no confidence’ motion against Speaker V P Sivakolundhu. AINRC Chief and former Puducherry Chief Minister N Rangasamy who handed over the notice, told reporters that the Speaker was participating in Congress sponsored meetings and hence would not discharge his dutiesin an “impartial andnon partisan” manner. AIADMK legislature party leader A Anbalagan along with his party legislators accompanied Rangasamy when he submitted the notice to the Secretary of the Assembly A Vincent Rayar. Anbalagan told PTI that he had not signed the notice and only accompanied Rangasamy at the latter’s request to meet the Secretary to hand over the notice of no confidence against the Speaker. AINRC has a strength of seven members while the AIADMK has four. The total strength of the House is 30 (elected) and three (nominated members).
APTN National NewsThe term “redskins” is no different than the N-word says an Ottawa man who has filed a human rights complaint to get a local football team to change its name.The complaint was filed by Ian Campeau with the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal against the Nepean Redskins Football Club who for years has fought criticism over its name.“The players call each other ‘redskins’ on the field,” said Campeau, an Ojibway in a press release. “How are they going to differentiate the playing field from the school yard? What’s going to stop them from calling my daughter a redskin in the school yard? That’s as offensive as using the n-word.”Campeau, a member of the popular Indigenous DJ group A Tribe Called Red, is not seeking money but the name to be changed and the tribunal to force the club to do so.He has proposed a five-year period to phase in a new name and logo.Campeau said he reached out to the club but got no response.News of his complaint quickly spread on social media where Campeau defended his action.“It’s called systemic socially acceptable racial oppression. It’s marginalizing and stereotyping by race. It’s racist,” said Campeau in response to critics on Twitter.He has the support of the Assembly of First Nations, Native Women’s Association of Canada and Borden Ladner Gervais LLP has agreed to take his case pro bono.“Our preference always is to work together to reach respectful outcomes and it is unfortunate that this step must be taken as a last resort. It is time to banish the term ‘redskins,’” said National Chief Shawn Atleo in a release.
NEW YORK, N.Y. – The nation’s most powerful banker, JPMorgan Chase’s Chief Executive Jamie Dimon, caused a stir Wednesday when he said he would be able to beat President Donald Trump in an election.Dimon immediately walked backed those comments and said he isn’t running for the nation’s top office.Dimon, a brash Wall Street executive with a history of making off-the-cuff remarks, told reporters at an event at JPMorgan headquarters Wednesday that “I think I could beat Trump.”In the remarks, first reported by the business network CNBC, Dimon also said he is just as tough as Trump and smarter than the president. Further, Dimon made comments that his wealth was earned, and not given to him by his father, another jab at Trump.Shortly after the event ended, Dimon released a statement saying he shouldn’t have made the comments and indicating they were prompted by frustration over Washington gridlock on important issues.“I get frustrated because I want all sides to come together to help solve big problems,” Dimon said, adding that he’s not running for president.Dimon has a mixed relationship with President Trump. The banking executive fully supported President Trump’s corporate tax cuts that passed late last year, but has expressed frustration with the White House’s positions on immigration and trade.Dimon, 62, is chairman of the Business Roundtable, a powerful lobbying group that represents the CEOs of the nation’s largest corporations, and is often seen as a voice for American business.
Rabat – The contract entered into effect on November 1 and will continue through October 31, 2019.Algeria hired David Keene, a former president of the National Rifle Association (NRA) to lobby against Morocco in the Western Sahara issue. Keene told Al-Monitor that he “will work on issues related to the disputed Western Sahara as well as military and defense cooperation,” as part of the one-year contract with his firm. According to the contract signed between Keene Consulting firm and the Algerian government, which was obtained by Morocco World News, Keene “shall provide counsel to and conduct lobbying activities# for Algeria to reinforce friendship relations and cooperation between Algeria and the US.Some of the activities include mobilization of “non-governmental organizational, public and media support for Algeria,” and “enhancing Algeria’s image” in the US.Under the agreement, Keene will regularly have in-person and telephone contact with Algeria’s Ambassador to the US Madjid Bouguerra.Similar lobbying affair in 2006-2007Keene had a similar lobbying job for Algeria between 2006 and 2007 on behalf of the Carmen Group, a lobbying firm in Washington, DC. Keene was responsible for managing the firm’s services for Algeria.According to Washington Post, the Carmen Group worked to strengthen the US-Algeria relations and expand trade, through government relations and “strategic advice.”The group was also in charge of projecting “an up-to-date image of Algeria’ and promote congressional, public and media support for ‘Algeria’s legitimate interests and policy goals,’” Washington Post reported on July 6, 2006.An old friend of BoltonKeene has a close friendship with President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, John Bolton. Keene’s friendship with Bolton first made him seriously interested in Western Sahara and Sahrawis.The former NRA’s chief told Al-Monitor that Bolton first put him in contact with Algerian and Polisario officials. Polisario is an Algeria-funded group which has been in conflict with Morocco over Western Sahara since 1976. Backed by Algeria, Polisario’s main goal is to take over Western Sahara.Keene said he visited the Tindouf camps in Algeria in 2000 and became “very good friends” with Mohamed Abdelaziz, the former Polisario leader, according to Al Monitor.“My daughter was over there as a volunteer in the camp for about six or eight months in the early 2000s, and I had hosted [Bolton] when he came here and we developed a friendship,” Keene said.In 2011, Keene appointed Bolton to the NRA’s international affairs subcommittee.While Algeria has long claimed it is not a party to the Western Sahara conflict, this is the second contract it has signed with a lobbying firm in Washington D.C. to help thwart Morocco’s efforts to put an end to this territorial dispute. In addition to Keene Consulting, Algeria has been linked since 2007 with lobbying firm Foley Hoag, which undertakes lobbying activities in the US administration and both houses of Congress on behalf the Algerian government. According to Al Monitor, Foley Hoag activities focus on members of the Senate who are sympathetic to the Polisario, such as senator James Inhofe (republican representing Oklahoma), who visited the Tindouf camps in 2017.
“The crisis in South Kordofan has reached a critical point,” Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Valerie Amos said in a statement on the state where the UN has already said crimes against humanity and war crimes may have been perpetrated in fighting between Government forces and the Sudan People’s Liberation Army North (SPLA-N).“Essential supplies have been completely depleted in many parts of South Kordofan, leaving many people in a life-threatening situation without any prospect of relief,” she added, voicing alarm that Government authorities last week cancelled an essential humanitarian assessment mission to the region after denying permission to international agencies to replenish stocks and deploy personnel for the past six weeks.“Unless there is an immediate stop to the fighting, and humanitarian organizations are granted immediate and unhindered independent access throughout South Kordofan, people in many parts of the State face potentially catastrophic levels of malnutrition and mortality.”Ms. Amos welcomed the recent distribution of relief supplies in the state capital, Kadugli, but voiced concern that other parts of Southern Kordofan remain cut off, with more than 200,000 people affected by recent fighting prevented from receiving aid. “The Government of Sudan and the SPLM-N must lift restrictions on humanitarian organizations so they can provide timely and effective assistance to people in need,” she concluded. “Unless aid is delivered in sufficient quantities now, the consequences will be severe.”Southern Kordofan borders newly independent South Sudan, which seceded from Sudan on 9 July.Earlier this month, a preliminary report, produced jointly by the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the former UN Mission in Sudan (UNMIS), described a wide range of alleged violations of international law in Kadugli and the surrounding Nuba mountains.Reported violations included “extrajudicial killings, arbitrary arrests and illegal detention, enforced disappearances, attacks against civilians, looting of civilian homes and destruction of property,” as well as massive displacement, according to an OHCHR news release.High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said that while the report was preliminary it suggested that what was happening was so serious that “it is essential there is an independent, thorough and objective inquiry with the aim of holding perpetrators to account.” The report, which covers the period from 5 to 30 June, also described aerial bombardments on civilian areas in Kadugli and elsewhere in Southern Kordofan, which, it says, have resulted in “significant loss of life.” UNMIS ended after South Sudan’s independence and has been replaced by the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), which does not have a mandate to operate in Sudan. 30 August 2011More than 200,000 people affected by recent fighting in Sudan’s Southern Kordofan state face potentially catastrophic levels of malnutrition and mortality after the Government’s refusal to let aid agencies replenish stocks and deploy personnel, the United Nations warned today.
The Force conjointe du G5 Sahel (FC-G5S) was established by the Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger – the Group of Five for the Sahel (G5 Sahel) – to jointly combat terrorism and transnational organized crime in the region.In the resolution adopted today, the 15-member Security Council welcomed progress achieved in the operationalization of the FC-G5S and underlined the need for FC-G5S operations to be conducted in full compliance with international law, including international humanitarian, human rights and refugee laws, as applicable.The Council further stressed the need to ensure that the gender perspective is taken into account in implementing all aspects of the strategic concept of FC-G5S operations, including by ensuring that gender analysis and women’s participation are integrated into assessments, planning and operations.Also in the resolution, the Security Council requested the Secretary-General to take appropriate steps to conclude a technical agreement between the UN, the European Union (EU) and G5 Sahel States, to provide specified operational and logistical support through MINUSMA to the FC-G5S.The support provided pursuant to the technical agreement should “be conducted at the discretion of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Mali and Head of MINUSMA, in close consultation with the Force Commander, and without affecting MINUSMA’s capacity to implement its mandate and strategic priorities, and be restricted to the areas of operations of MINUSMA where such support is compatible with its current level of capacities,” added the resolution.Also in the resolution, the Council expressed its deep concern over the “persistent delays” in the full implementation of key provisions of the Agreement on Peace and Reconciliation in Mali and renewed its “urgent call” on the Government of Mali and the Plateforme and Coordination armed groups to take immediate and concrete action to fully and expeditiously deliver on their remaining obligations under the Agreement.
MDM Engineering Group has received a Letter of Intent for the award of the detailed engineering and execution phase for a 2.4 Mt/y gold plant for African Barrick Gold’s (ABG) Bulyanhulu process plant expansion project in Tanzania. ABG is the largest gold producer in Tanzania with a portfolio of four operating mines and is the operator and manager of the Bulyanhulu gold mine, which is wholly owned by Bulyanhulu Gold Mine Ltd, a 100% owned subsidiary of ABG.A concentrator plant has been in operation at Bulyanhulu since commissioning in 2001. During 2010, ABG completed a scoping study to determine the technical and economic viability of reclaiming and processing the stored tailings for recovery of gold and in August 2011 engaged MDM to undertake a bankable feasibility study into the project. MDM successfully completed the bankable feasibility study in December 2011 followed by value engineering in March and April 2012. MDM will now execute the project which includes construction of a new 2.4 Mt/y carbon in leach facility to process tailings reclaimed from the historical tailings concurrently with current flotation tailings. The detailed engineering has commenced in order to maintain the project completion schedule.George Bennett, MDM Executive Director said: “MDM is thrilled to be working on the Bulyanhulu gold project in Tanzania. MDM will be able to bring the experience of the team’s 35 gold plants designed and built across Africa to date, including two 650 t/mth tailings plants built in the last three years. We look forward to a long working relationship with African Barrick Gold.”
EVERY MORNING, TheJournal.ie brings you the nine stories, just a little before nine, that you need to know with your morning coffee.1.#CRASH: Northern Ireland’s richest man Edward Haughey, a former member of Seanad Eireann, has died in a helicopter crash. Haughey was one of four people killed after a helicopter crashed in Norfolk in England.2.#RIP: The veteran British Labour Party MP Tony Benn has died. The left-wing campaigner was a supporter of a united Ireland. He was 88.3.#MH370: The US Navy has sent a second ship to help in the search for the missing Malaysian Airlines plane. The US now believes that the plane could have come down in the Indian Ocean.4.#ERRORS: Over €3 million has been sent “down the drain” after a plan to build new offices for the State Pathologist were scrapped. The Public Accounts Committee was told the plan was a “comedy of errors”.5.#SHOOTING: Two men were injured in a shooting in Ballyfermot last night. The men, one in his 20s and one aged 53, were shot at a house in Clifden Drive in Ballyfermot.6.#CHARITIES: A new survey has found that 90 per cent of people who give to charity regularly are less trusting of organisations. The survey shows that people are more alert to the behind-the-scenes workings of charities they give to.7.#MIGRANTS: As Irish politicians make the case for amnesty for illegal citizens abroad, the Immigrant Council of Ireland says the same must be done here. The Migrants Rights Centre Ireland says that government’s silence on migrants plights is “deafening”.8.#NETWORKING: Six TDs and one MEP will today launch a ‘loose’ alliance. The Independents’ Network aims to encourage and assist independents to contest at local government level. Their website will carry information for those looking to run in this years elections.9.#THEY’RE OFF: The Taoiseach and Tánaiste are in Washington and Paris today, as the traditional St Patrick’s Day diplomatic visits get underway. Gilmore will spend three days in the French capital, meeting French President Francois Hollande.
Lance Armstrong is a feature of this week’s episode. By Gavin Cooney Tuesday 27 Aug 2019, 12:00 PM 8,715 Views 2 Comments Share Tweet Email Lance Armstrong is a feature of this week’s episode. https://the42.ie/4783370 EPISODE FOUR OF Behind The Lines, our sportswriting podcast exclusive to The42 members, is available now.If you’re unaware – each episode features a lengthy interview with one of the best sports writers working in the English language. Each guest brings along a few of their favourite pieces as a way to discuss sport, writing and sportswriting.To get access to our back catalogue along with this week’s episode, become a member of The42 for €5 per month – or just €42 for a full year – by following this link.This week’s guest is the former Sunday Times sports editor, Alan English. Now the Editorial Director at Iconic Newspapers having earlier served as editor of the Limerick Leader.He moved home after working at the Sunday Times, a role which brought him into contact with some of the biggest names, events and controversies in sport. He has also written a number of books on rugby, and ghosted the autobiographies of Brian O’Driscoll and Paul O’Connell.Here we weave our way through some of the stand-out moments from Alan’s career, including his role in David Walsh and The Sunday Times’ pursuit of Lance Armstrong.There’s a teaser below, as he recalls the scene after the paper’s lawyers nixed one of Walsh’s pieces on Armstrong: Episode 4 of the Behind The Lines podcast – featuring Alan English – is out now The former Sunday Times sports editor joins us on the latest edition of the show. Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Aug 27th 2019, 7:31 AM Source: The42 Podcasts/SoundCloudWe hope you enjoy it, and you can get in touch with the show by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.- Originally published at 07.30
U.S. national parks are experiencing unsanitary campgrounds and littered landscapes due to the partial government shutdown.This week, more than 25 percent of federal government employees are working without a paycheck or not working at all, leaving national parks, including Joshua Tree National Park and Yosemite National Park, with limited staff to clean facilities, CNN reported.Joshua Tree National Park, which is located in California, will stay open during the shutdown. However, the National Park Service closed the Joshua Tree campgrounds at 12 p.m. on Wednesday over health and safety concerns.Campgrounds in the park will be closed effective noon Wednesday, January 2nd. The park is being forced to take this action for health and safety concerns as vault toilets reach capacity. Indian Cove and Black Rock campgrounds will be open for day-use only, sunrise to sunset.— Joshua Tree NPS (@JoshuaTreeNPS) December 31, 2018On Sunday, Yosemite National Park also closed their campgrounds due to “lack of restrooms” and “resulting impacts from human waste.” Trash collection was also stopped, leaving parts of the national park stinky and unmaintained for visitors.Hetch Hetchy and Mariposa Grove are now closed due to lack of restrooms and resulting impacts from human waste. People entering closed areas are being cited. https://t.co/OXlp1YQkGO— Yosemite National Park (@YosemiteNPS) December 30, 2018With no sign of the government shutdown ending, American national parks are left severely understaffed and uncleaned. Plus, the National Park Service website will not be updated, leaving visitors in the dark about campground re-openings.“Due to the federal government shutdown, this website will not be updated and may not reflect current conditions,” said a statement on the National Park Service website. “For most parks, there will be no National Park Service-provided visitor services, such as restrooms, trash collection, facilities, or road maintenance.”For more information on U.S. national parks partial closures, visit the National Park Service’s Twitter account here.More on Geek.com:NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Breaks Space Exploration Record‘Cute Aggression’ Is Triggered by Baby Animals, Researchers SayTexas Coast Has More Ocean Trash Than Any Other Gulf State, Study Says Stay on target Watch: Dolphin Leaps Feet Away From Unsuspecting SurferNASA Says 2 Asteroids Will Safely Fly By Earth This Weekend
On the WebCommunity Foundation for Southwest Washingtonwww.cfsww.orgGrass roots generosity in Southwest Washington went digital in a big way this week, with individual donors at every level clicking their way to $431,994.69 in gifts to local nonprofit and charitable agencies. Of that amount, $338,994.69 was pledged by people who visited a special website hosted by the Community Foundation for Southwest Washington, and $93,000 more was in matching gifts, prizes and other incentives that were anted up by local businesses and philanthropists.The 24-hour period from 7 a.m. Thursday to 7 a.m. Friday was christened “Give More 24!” by the Community Foundation, which invested in new technology in order to create a website where donors could choose individual charities or search by program area, make secure online donations — and then watch totals mount all day long.Charities involved in the effort also hosted fun activities during the day to energize the community.There was a day-long carnival at Share, free ballet at Columbia Dance, charity bowling at Big Al’s, a barnstorming band bus and lots more.“Everyone was talking about it,” said Community Foundation President Jennifer Rhoads. “There was definitely a buzz, a good feeling in our community.”There were 1,842 individual donations benefitting 85 different nonprofit agencies in Clark, Cowlitz and Skamania counties, according to a final Friday morning wrap-up from the Community Foundation. In addition to the local region, donations also came in from 28 other states and one foreign country.
Antje Hensel-Roth has joined asset management firm Intermediate Capital Group (ICG) as head of human resources.Hensel-Roth, who has nearly 15 years of experience in the global asset management industry, will report in to ICG’s chief financial and operating officer, Philip Keller. She will look to help drive global growth and innovation at the organisation.Previously, Hensel-Roth worked as managing director, global co-head of investment management at executive search and leadership consulting organisation Russell Reynolds Associates. She has also worked at Spencer Stuart and AT Kearney in financial services practice roles.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday threatened to “initiate proceedings of criminal defamation” over the charge of holding up an Air India flight recently even as the Centre regretted such incidents, with the second one allegedly involving Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju.Amid reports of the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) seeking details of the two successive incidents, Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapati Raju on Thursday evening regretted such episodes and assured that it would not happen again.Raju said he had called for an investigation into the matter pertaining to Rijiju and was waiting for the report before initiating action. He did not elaborate what action the government might take.”I have called in for information. But since people have been inconvenienced, I as the civil aviation minister of this country offer my apologies. Let the first reports come in. Let us know the truth and I will do my duty,” Raju told reporters at a press conference.”These things routinely happen with all the airlines, not just Air India. In fact, they have been operating on time and serving the Indian skies well,” Raju said next, apparently to play down the two incidents, both involving national flag carrier Air India.PMO seeks report The minister’s reaction came after the PMO sought a report from the civil aviation ministry on the delay of two Air India flights due to the VIPs on board.Raju, however, clarified that his ministry had not received any formal order from the PMO yet and it was “in public knowledge”. He, however, added that it was “expected soon”.”PMOIndia asks Ministry of Civil Aviation for a report on delay in #AirIndia flights on account of VIP travels in the recent past,” Press Information Bureau chief Frank Noronha tweeted earlier in the day.Enough is enough, says Fadnavis Meanwhile, Fadnavis reacted to the developments on his Twitter account denying reports of him delaying the flight through a series of posts.”I reiterate,the reports of me delaying flight are misleading.Infact when I’d already boarded how can I say I wont travel without delegation?,” Fadnavis, who landed at Seattle airport earlier in the day as part of his over a week-long business trip to the US, tweeted.”If at all any report that has been submitted, states that I refused to travel without my delegation then it is a blatant lie because… passengers sitting besides & behind me are witness that I was sitting quietly waiting for departure. Not even once I asked to offload me,” the chief minister said in his next two posts.”Enough is enough. Once I m back to India I will initiate proceedings of criminal defamation,” Fadnavis said in his last post on Twitter on the issue.Enough is enough. Once I m back to India I will initiate proceedings of criminal defamation.— Devendra Fadnavis (@Dev_Fadnavis) July 2, 2015The controversy The controversy was triggered after three passengers were reportedly taken off a flight to New Delhi from Leh to accommodate Rijiju and an aide last week.Rijiju, however, clarified on Thursday that he was unaware that the Air India flight was delayed and some passengers had to de-board to accommodate him and his aide.Earlier, an Air India flight from Mumbai to New York, with Fadnavis on board, was reportedly delayed by nearly an hour allegedly to accommodate a member of his entourage. The chief minister has since been denying any such hold-up.