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After Some Hindus Protest on Twitter, Emirates Reverses Its Decision

first_imgDubai-based airlines Emirates has told SBS Hindi that it will continue to provide a Hindu meal option to its customers.“Based on feedback from our customers, Emirates confirms we will continue to provide a Hindu meal option, to make it easier for our Hindu customers to identify and request this option,” Emirates said in a statement sent to SBS Hindi.Read it at SBS Related Itemslast_img

Three hurt in blast at ordnance factory Maharashtra’s Jalgaon district

first_imgAt least three persons were injured in a blast at an ordnance factory in Maharashtra’s Jalgaon district on Friday, according to the police. The incident took place around 9.45 a.m. at the factory in Varangaon. The injured were rushed to a private hospital in Jalgaon town and are undergoing treatment, he said. The exact cause of the blast is yet to ascertained, he said, adding that the police are in the process of registering the case. Ordnance factories manufacture armaments for the Indian Armed Forces.last_img read more

Jay-Z dedicates song to Colin Kaepernick at NYC concert

first_imgView comments Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Dirk on today’s NBA: ‘It’s more about making money and winning than loyalty’ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games When the beat for the Kanye West-produced 2003 song “Lucifer” came on — which samples Max Romeo’s “Chase the Devil” and includes the lyrics “Lucifer son of the morning, I’m gonna chase you out of Earth” — Jay-Z told the mostly young audience: “I promise we won’t take people out of this country.”Jay-Z also said to the crowd, several times, that “love always trumps hate.”At the show, the 47-year-old icon wore a white T-shirt featuring the artwork of the 1965 Beatles film and album, “Help!” Jay-Z said he wanted to transform the show into rock ‘n’ roll territory when he played his collaborations with Linkin Park, even paying tribute to the band’s lead singer Chester Bennington, who hanged himself in July.“If you know this song, I want you to sing it so loud he can hear you in heaven,” Jay-Z said before performing the Grammy-winning mashup “Numb/Encore,” standing still and holding the microphone close with both of his hands.Jay-Z’s set also included big hits from his 21-year-old career, from “Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem)” to “Izzo (H.O.V.A.)” to “Empire State of Mind.” His last main show in New York was part of his 2014 On the Run Tour with Beyonce, though he’s had some performances for his Tidal streaming service and surprise appearances.ADVERTISEMENT NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side LATEST STORIES ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I want to dedicate this song to Colin Kaepernick tonight,” Jay-Z said of “The Story of O.J.,” a song about blackness and managing money that also references O.J. Simpson.“I want to dedicate this to Dick Gregory. I want to dedicate this song to anyone that was held back and you overcame,” he added about the song from his personal and revealing album, “4:44.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingKaepernick became a polarizing figure among NFL fans for his decision to sit, and then kneel, during the national anthem last season to protest police brutality. Gregory, who died last month, was a comedian and activist who broke racial barriers in the 1960s and used his humor to spread messages of social justice and nutritional health.Jay-Z’s performance, though full of energy and excitement, had some other serious tones. Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Jay Z performs during The Meadows Music and Arts Festival at Citi Field on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, in New York. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)NEW YORK — Jay-Z performed his first headlining concert in three years in his hometown of New York City on Friday, a show that featured his popular hits and a dedication to outspoken NFL player Colin Kaepernick.The Brooklyn rapper kicked off the first of three days of the Meadows Music and Arts Festival at Citi Field in Queens, performing a 90-minute set that included his well-known songs as well as political moments.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Reggae artist Damian Marley joined in for “Bam” from “4:44,” which was released in June and features songs about Jay-Z’s personal life and work as an entrepreneur.The Meadows festival, in its second year, will also play Saturday and Sunday, featuring performers like Gorillaz, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nas, Weezer, Future and LL Cool J across four stages. Migos, Run the Jewels, Two Door Cinema Club and 21 Savage also performed Friday.Throughout his set, Jay-Z offered concertgoers encouraging words.“If anybody got a dream, you chase that (dream) with everything you got,” he said at one point.When one fan was eager for Jay-Z to sign something, the rapper asked if the fan had a pen.The fan did not.“How am I going to sign your (stuff) without a pen?” Jay-Z asked.“Got to be prepared,” he told the fan.last_img read more

Olympiacos Whips Lavrio, 108-39

first_imgGreece’s top-flight basketball teams continued to dominate the year as they do every year, with Olympiacos destroying Lavrio, 108-39 in the worst beating.Panathinaikos and AEK remained unbeaten after five games. Panathinaikos beat Patra Apollon, 90-80 while AEK had its hands full with Kavala, beating the Macedonians, 80-72 as the winners shared first place.Olympiacos is one point behind in second, tied with Aris, which hung on to beat Trikala in Thessaloniki. Kifissia beat Amaliada, 61-60. TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

The Top Sports Events of the Week

first_imgThese are among the top sports events of the week. Coverage of most of these events will move on this circuit:FRIDAY, Oct. 12Various sites — football, UEFA NATIONS LEAGUE: Belgium vs. Switzerland, Estonia vs. Finland, Austria vs. Northern Ireland, Croatia vs. England, Moldova vs. San Marino, Greece vs. Hungary, Belarus vs. Luxembourg. AFRICAN CUP QUALIFYING: Cameroon vs. Malawi, Angola vs. Mauritania, Nigeria vs. Libya, Guinea vs. Rwanda, Ivory Coast vs. Central African Republic, Egypt vs. Swaziland, Cape Verde Islands vs. Tanzania, Togo vs. Gambia, Mali vs. Burundi, Algeria vs. Benin, Morocco vs. Comoros. CONCACAF NATIONS LEAGUE: US Virgin Islands vs. Curacao, Bahamas vs, Antigua and Barbuda, Dominican Republic vs. Cayman Islands, Grendad vs. Cuba. FRIENDLIES: South Korea vs. Uruguay, Saudi Arabia vs. Brazil.thru 14, Shanghai — tennis, ATP, Shanghai Masters.thru 14, Walton, England — golf, European Tour, British Masters.thru 14, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia — golf, US PGA Tour, CIMB Classic.thru 16, Hyderabad, India — cricket, India vs. West Indies, 2nd test.Potchefstroom, Zimbabwe — cricket, Zimbabwe vs. South Africa, 2nd T20.thru 14, Hong Kong — tennis, WTA, Hong Kong Open.thru 14, Tianjin, China — tennis, WTA, Tianjin Open.thru 14, Linz, Austria — tennis, WTA, Generali Ladies Linz.thru 14, Turkey — cycling, UCI WorldTour, Tour of Turkey.SATURDAY, Oct. 13Various sites — football, UEFA NATIONS LEAGUE: Slovakia vs. Czech Republic, Armenia vs. Gibraltar, Georgia vs. Andorra, Latvia vs. Kazakhstan, Norway vs. Slovenia, Netherlands vs. Germany, Ireland vs. Denmark, Bulgaria vs. Cyprus, Macedonia vs. Liechtenstein. AFRICAN CUP QUALIFYING: South Africa vs. Seychelles, Uganda vs. Lesotho, Mozambique vs. Namibia, Equatorial Guinea vs. Madagascar, Congo DR vs. Zimbabwe, Burkina Faso vs. Botswana, Tunisia vs. Niger, Senegal vs. Sudan. CONCACAF NATIONS LEAGUE: Turks and Caicos Islands vs. Guyana, Suriname vs. British Virgin Islands, St. Lucia vs. Haiti, El Salvador vs. Barbados.Dambulla, Sri Lanka — cricket, Sri Lanka vs. England, 2nd ODI.Italy — cycling, UCI WorldTour, Tour of Lombardia.Kailua-Kona, Hawaii — triathlon, ironman world championship.Ekaterinburg, Russia — boxing, Zolani Tete vs. Mikhael Aloyan for Tete’s WBO bantamweight title.Omaha, Nebraska — boxing, Terence Crawford vs. Jose Benavidez for Crawford’s WBO welterweight title.SUNDAY, Oct. 14Various sites — football, UEFA NATIONS LEAGUE: Romania vs. Serbia, Russia vs. Turkey, Faroe Islands vs. Kosovo, Azerbaijan vs. Malta, Lithuania vs. Montenegro, Poland vs. Italy, Israel vs. Albania. AFRICAN CUP QUALIFYING: Kenya vs. Ethiopia, Liberia vs. Congo, Guinea Bissau vs. Zambia. CONCACAF NATIONS LEAGUE: Montserrat vs. Belize, Nicaragua vs. Anguilla.Benoni, Zimbabwe — cricket, Zimbabwe vs. South Africa, 3rd T20.MONDAY, Oct. 15Various sites — football: UEFA NATIONS LEAGUE: Luxembourg vs. San Marino, Belarus vs. Moldova, Estonia vs. Hungary, Finland vs. Greece, Bosnia and Herzegovina vs. Northern Ireland, Spain vs. England, Iceland vs. Switzerland. AFRICAN CUP QUALIFYING: Comoros vs. Morocco, Sierra Leone vs. Ghana. FRIENDLIES: Kuwait vs. Australia, Saudi Arabia vs. Iraq, Croatia vs. Japan.thru 20, Luxembourg — tennis, WTA, Luxembourg Open.thru 21, Moscow — tennis, ATP-WTA, Kremlin Cup.thru 21, Stockholm — tennis, ATP, Stockholm Open.thru 21, Antwerp, Belgium — tennis, ATP, European Open.TUESDAY, Oct. 16Various sites — football: UEFA NATIONS LEAGUE: Kazakhstan vs. Andorra, Armenia vs. Macedonia, Gibraltar vs. Liechtenstein, Latvia vs. Georgia, Slovenia vs. Cyprus, France vs. Germany, Ukraine vs. Czech Republic, Ireland vs. Wales, Norway vs. Bulgaria, AFRICAN CUP QUALIFYING: Madagascar vs. Equatorial Guinea, Malawi vs. Cameroon, Seychelles vs. South Africa, South Sudan vs. Gabon, Burundi vs. Mali, Zimbabwe vs. Congo DR, Swaziland vs. Egypt, Lesotho vs. Uganda, Rwanda vs. Guinea, Central African Republic vs. Ivory Coast, Tanzania vs. Cape Verde Islands, Benin vs. Algeria, Niger vs. Tunisia, Sudan vs. Senegal, Gambia vs. Togo, Mauritania vs. Angola, Botswana vs. Burkina Faso, Namibia vs. Mozambique, Libya vs. Nigeria. CONCACAF NATIONS LEAGUE: St. Lucia vs. Haiti, Canada vs. Dominica. FRIENDLIES: Mexico vs. Chile, Iran vs. Bolivia, Japan vs. Uruguay, South Korea vs. Panama, Argentina vs. Brazil, Denmark vs. Austria, Sweden vs. Slovakia, Costa Rica vs. Colombia.thru 20, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates — cricket, Pakistan vs. Australia, 2nd test.thru 21, Guangxi, China — cycling, UCI WorldTour, Gree-Tour of Guangxi, China.WEDNESDAY, Oct. 17Kandy, Sri Lanka — cricket, Sri Lanka vs. England, 3rd ODI.THURSDAY, Oct. 18thru 21, Sotogrande, Spain — golf, European Tour, Andalucia Valderrama Masters.FRIDAY, Oct. 19thru 21, Everett, Washington — figure skating, Grand Prix, Skate America.SATURDAY, Oct. 20Kandy, Sri Lanka — cricket, Sri Lanka vs. England, 4th ODI.Melbourne, Australia — boxing, Felix Alvarado vs. Randy Petalcorin for vacant IBF junior flyweight title.Boston — boxing, Billy Joe Saunders vs. Demetrius Andrade for Saunders’ WBO middleweight title; Tevin Farmer vs. James Tennyson for Farmer’s IBF junior lightweight title.Orlando, Florida — boxing, Emmanuel Rodriguez vs. Jason Moloney for Rodriguez’s IBF bantamweight title.Las Vegas — boxing, Ryota Murata vs. Rob Brant for Murata’s WBA middleweight title.SUNDAY, Oct. 21Austin, Texas — auto racing, F1, United States GP.thru 28, Singapore — tennis, WTA Finals.Guwahati, India — cricket, India vs. West Indies, 1st ODI.Motegi, Japan — motorcycling, Japanese MotoGP.Manila, Philippines — boxing, Felix Alvarado vs. Randy Petalcorin for vacant IBF junior flyweight title.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

US Olympic to dissolve USA Gymnastics

first_imgLos Angeles, Nov 6 (AFP) The United States Olympic Committee said it had begun moves to disband the country’s governing body for gymnastics in the aftermath of the sport’s devastating sexual abuse scandal, a statement said.USOC chief executive Sarah Hirshland on Monday said in a statement Olympic chiefs had started proceedings to revoke USA Gymnastics’ status as the official governing body for the sport in the United States.In an open letter addressed to US gymnasts, Hirshland said USA Gymnastics had failed to “change its culture, to rebuild its leadership, and to effectively serve its membership.””You deserve better,” Hirshland told gymnasts in the letter.The USOC bombshell comes after a series of humiliating body blows to USA Gymnastics, which has lurched from one self-inflicted crisis to the next as it struggles to rebuild in the aftermath of the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal.Former US team doctor Nassar was jailed for life earlier this year after abusing more than 250 athletes, including several stars of the United States’ gold medal-winning teams at the 2012 and 2016 Olympics.The beleaguered governing body, which had been accused of covering up Nassar’s crimes, has been in a state of perpetual crisis ever since the scandal broke.Last month, newly installed chief executive Mary Bono resigned after just four days following an outcry by Olympic stars Simone Biles and Alexandra Raisman.Bono had taken over from chief executive Kerry Perry, who had resigned after just nine months after criticism of her performance by USOC.Perry’s departure came after the appointment and swift resignation of elite coach Mary Lee Tracy — who had made comments supportive of Nassar in 2016 when allegations of abuse against him had begun to emerge.advertisementUSOC had warned it was prepared to take the ultimate sanction of revoking USA Gymnastics’ status as a governing body unless it put its house in order.On Monday, Hirshland said USOC had taken its decision after lengthy deliberation.”This is a situation in which there are no perfect solutions,” Hirshland said in a statement.”Seeking to revoke recognition is not a conclusion that we have come to easily.”In the short-term, we have to work to ensure that USAG gymnasts have the support necessary to excel on and off the field of play.”We are building plans to do just that. In the long-term, it will be the critically important responsibility of the recognized Gymnastics NGB, whether the existing organization or a new one, to lead gymnastics in the United States and build on the supportive community of athletes and clubs that can carry the sport forward for decades to come.”We are prepared to identify and help build such an organization.” (AFP) APAAPAlast_img read more

ESPN’s 538 Says Ohio State’s 2016 NFL Draft Class Is The Best In Modern History

first_imgFiveThirtyEight chart about 2016 Ohio State draft class.ESPN 538Ohio State fell a little bit short of breaking its own NFL Draft record this past weekend. The Buckeyes had 12 players selected in the 2016 Draft; the record is 14 by OSU in 2004. That’s not stopping one outlet from proclaiming OSU’s 2016 NFL Draft performance as the “most impressive in modern NFL history,” though. ESPN’s 538, a statistics-based website run by stats guru Nate Silver, has detailed why the Buckeyes’ 12 NFL Draft pick class is the best in the history of the modern NFL Draft. Ohio State’s draft class is the most impressive in modern NFL history: https://t.co/ByzZmWHtpd pic.twitter.com/a9BjM3iDXZ— FiveThirtyEight (@FiveThirtyEight) May 4, 2016The Buckeyes’ quantity of draft picks isn’t the best ever, but their quality is, 538 says. But although Ohio State was not exactly hurting in the quantity department, the quality of those picks sets the team apart. Consider, for example, that although the Texas Longhorns had 17 players drafted in 1984, eight of those players were selected with the 180th pick or later; conversely, all 12 Ohio State players were selected in the first four rounds, with Jones being the last pick at number 139. Using the draft value chart, which assigns the average marginal approximate value produced by each draft pick, we can give more weight to the best picks to provide a more accurate measure of class strength.Ohio State’s 12 picks had a total “draft value” of 151.2, the most since Notre Dame in 1946, which had 16 picks and a draft value of 170.4. The previous best draft class in modern NFL history was Miami’s in 2004. Ohio State’s 2016 class beat the Hurricanes’ total draft value by 31.7 percent. That Hurricanes draft was great, with Sean Taylor (fifth overall), Kellen Winslow Jr. (sixth), Jonathan Vilma (12th), D.J. Williams (17th), Vernon Carey (19th) and Vince Wilfork (21st) all selected in the first round. But after those six players, Miami didn’t have another player drafted until the seventh round. By contrast, the Buckeyes had five first-round picks, two more in the second round, three in the third and two more in the fourth.You can read 538’s full explanation here.last_img read more

Michigan Staffer’s Tweet About MSU’s “Pregame Walk” Is Going Viral

first_imgMichigan and Michigan State got into a scuffle.The Michigan Wolverines entered their game against Michigan State losers of four of the last five in the series. However, the only thing that mattered at the end of the contest was that the Wolverines left with the “W.”Michigan dominated both sides of the ball en route to a 21-7 win over the Spartans. Tensions rose early in this game as Michigan State went for its pregame walk before the game kicked off.The Spartans walked arm-in-arm down the field and ran into a few Michigan players along the way. After Michigan’s win, a Michigan staffer sent out a very strong tweet about the move.Michigan’s Director of Recruiting, Matt Dudek, said: “This just in…Michigan State’s pregame walk was 6 yards longer than what they had in the game.”This is just in…Michigan State’s pregame walk was 6 yards longer than what they had in the game ?‍♂️ #GoBlue #Winningest @_Dbush11 pic.twitter.com/caQV5PRwPc— Matt Dudek (@Thee_Matty_D) October 20, 2018Of course, Dudek is referring to the 94 total yards Michigan State’s offense was able to muster during the game.It’s a bold tweet from someone on the Wolverines’ staff. Clearly these two programs don’t like each other and that’s great news for college football.last_img read more

OOCL: Naming of the 10th ‘Mega Class’ Boxship

first_imgzoom At a christening ceremony held on Geoje Island in South Korea yesterday, OOCL celebrated the naming of the tenth 13,208 TEU containership that will be joining the company’s fleet this year.In front of many honorable guests and institutional supporters, the OOCL Singapore was named by the vessel Sponsor Mrs. Brenda Lo, Managing Director, Asia, of Permal (Hong Kong) Limited, at the Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard, offering blessings to the ship and her crew when she will begin her service on the Asia-Europe trade lanes.In his ceremonial remarks, Mr. Alan Tung, Acting Chief Financial Officer of Orient Overseas (International) Limited, said: “With the delivery of OOCL Singapore, we have received the final vessel from our previous round of Mega Class newbuilding order. The makeup, cost efficiency and specifications of our fleet is one of our critical competitive advantages in the marketplace”.The 366.4m long OOCL Singapore will be serving the Asia-Europe trade on the Loop 6 service where her port rotation is: Kaohsiung / Xiamen / Shekou / Hong Kong / Singapore / Colombo / via the Suez Canal to / Southampton / Antwerp / Hamburg / Rotterdam / via the Suez Canal to / Jebel Ali / Singapore / Shekou / Kaohsiung in a 77-day round trip. May 21, 2014last_img read more

Crown says no evidence of political interference in Mark Norman case

first_imgOTTAWA — Crown prosecutors are pushing back against suggestions of political interference in Vice-Admiral Mark Norman’s criminal case, saying there is no evidence to support such allegations.The suspended military officer’s lawyers have alleged the case against their client is politically motivated and want access to documents held by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s office to prove it.But Crown attorney Mark Covan is defending the independence of the RCMP investigation and prosecution, adding that even if the Prime Minister’s Office has an opinion on the case, there is no evidence it has influenced the process.Covan is also defending the lengthy investigation that led to the breach of trust charge against Norman, telling an Ottawa court on the fourth day of a five-day pre-trial hearing that the RCMP followed all appropriate steps.Norman was suspended as the military’s second-in-command in January 2017 and charged this past March with one count of breach of trust for allegedly leaking government secrets about a $700-million military project in 2015.He has denied any wrongdoing and his trial is scheduled to start in August.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Trump trash talks restaurant following Sanders drama

U.S. President Donald Trump is diving into a spat involving a Virginia restaurant and one of his top staffers.On Friday night, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders tweeted about being asked to leave the Red Hen Restaurant because she worked for President Trump.Last night I was told by the owner of Red Hen in Lexington, VA to leave because I work for @POTUS and I politely left. Her actions say far more about her than about me. I always do my best to treat people, including those I disagree with, respectfully and will continue to do so— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) June 23, 2018Following that tweet, the former director of the U.S. Office of Government Ethics sent out his own social media message, suggesting Sanders violated ethics by using an official government account to condemn a private business.On Monday, the president stepped in, trash-talking the 26-seat restaurant.The Red Hen Restaurant should focus more on cleaning its filthy canopies, doors and windows (badly needs a paint job) rather than refusing to serve a fine person like Sarah Huckabee Sanders. I always had a rule, if a restaurant is dirty on the outside, it is dirty on the inside!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 25, 2018 The restaurant’s co-owner said in an interview that her reasons included the concerns of employees who were gay and knew Sanders had defended Trump’s desire to bar transgender people from the military. read more

Annan urges Russia and neighbours to focus on Millennium Development Goals

In an address today to the eighth St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, delivered on his behalf by Sergei Ordzhonikidze, Director-General of the UN Office at Geneva, Mr. Annan said the conference offers an opportunity to promote greater economic cooperation between the Russian Federation, the CIS and the rest of the world. “After years of difficult transition and sometimes painful economic reforms, many of the countries in the CIS [comprised of former constituent states of the Soviet Union] have entered a new phase in their development. The CIS has been one of the most dynamic regions of the global economy during the last four years,” he said. But he stressed that while measures such as the UN Development Programme’s (UNDP) Human Development Index show that living conditions for most people within the CIS have improved since the late 1990s, some regional indicators from the World Health Organization (WHO) remain a cause for deep concern. Mr. Annan urged delegates to pay close attention to the MDGs, a set of eight, time-specific targets – such as halving extreme poverty, reducing child mortality and achieving universal primary-level education – agreed to by world leaders at a summit in 2000. The Secretary-General added that the recent inclusion in the European Union of eight countries from Eastern and Central Europe means the forum is also well placed to encourage stronger economic ties between the enlarged EU and the CIS. read more

UN envoy consults with West African leaders on Côte dIvoire peace process

Albert Tévoédjré, Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Special Representative for Côte d’Ivoire, will travel to Ghana, Togo, Benin, Gabon, Niger and Mali for talks on the Accra III Agreement, according to the UN Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI).That agreement was reached during a summit at the end of July in the Ghanaian capital and binds the Government to the 2003 Linas-Marcoussis Agreement, which itself ended fighting in the West African country and created a government of national reconciliation. The Accra III deal focuses on those parts of the 2003 pact that are still disputed. read more

Ahead of Winter Games Annan urges all warring factions to observe Olympic

“The period of the Olympic Games is often long enough for us to hope for a permanent ceasefire, a permanent peace,” Mr. Annan told journalists at a media luncheon in Davos, Switzerland, held to review the impact of sports in the world.“I believe it is long enough for the protagonists and people who are destroying their own countries and killing each other to pause for a moment, look around them and see what damage they are doing. And hopefully some of them will not pick up the weapons again and will realize there is another way. It is something that the Olympic Truce offers. That hope, I think, we should all accept,” he said.In 2001 the General Assembly adopted a resolution, introduced by the United States and co-sponsored by 172 Member States, to observe the Truce. In ancient Greece, it lasted from the seventh day before the opening of the Games to the seventh day after their closing. That period of peace allowed athletes, artists and spectators from several countries to travel to Olympia, take part in the Olympic Games and return home safely.This year’s Winter Olympics run from 10 to 26 February. The next Summer Olympics is scheduled to take place in Beijing, China, in 2008.“People in every nation love sport,” Mr. Annan said. “Its values are universal. It is a global language, capable of bridging social, cultural and religious divides. It can be a powerful tool for fostering understanding, tolerance and peace. I believe sport contributes to personal development and growth. It teaches us teamwork and fair play. It builds self-esteem and opens doors to new opportunities.”The UN is drawing increasingly on the potential of sport in its work around the world, he said, noting that the UN General Assembly not only declared 2005 the International Year of Sport and Physical Education, but also has requested an action plan to strengthen UN partnerships with governments, sports organizations and the private sector.While in Davos, the Secretary-General also held a number of meetings with the leaders from the business and political world as well as opinion makers, including Amre Moussa, Secretary-General of the League of Arab States, and with Mohamed ElBaradei, Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). read more

Womens Hockey No 6 Ohio State welcomes topranked Wisconsin in battle of

Ohio State redshirt junior goalie Kassidy Sauve (32) protects the net in the first period of the game against Minnesota on Jan. 19. Ohio State won 3-2. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorA showdown between two of the nations top goalies comes to OSU Ice Rink Friday and Saturday when No. 6 Ohio State hosts top-ranked Wisconsin in a two-game series.The No. 1 Badgers (26-1-1, 17-0-1-1 in WCHA) come into the series against the Buckeyes (17-7-4, 10-4-4-3 in WCHA) ranked in the top 10 in both offense and defense, but redshirt sophomore goalie Kristen Campbell remains the story of their impressive season.Campbell boasts a .945 save percentage, allowing only 1.07 goals per game, and dealing out nine shutouts while playing in all 28 games this season. Ohio State redshirt junior Kassidy Sauve offers a similarly dominating stat line, with a .927 save percentage to go with her 2.17 goals against average in 26 contests this year.The Buckeyes are coming off a losing series to Minnesota Duluth, and head coach Nadine Muzerall said she hasn’t had a problem motivating the team for the upcoming home series.“You don’t have to motivate them too much,” Muzerall said. “They’re the No. 1 team in the country. We have to think of the positives of last weekend and be better.”Muzerall added that Wisconsin poses possible difficulties for the Buckeyes going into the weekend series. She cited the Badgers’ stick-handling ability and positioning on defense as reasons why Wisconsin has found so much early-season success.The head coach said she believes the home-ice advantage might help to give the Buckeyes an edge in this series against their challenging opponent.“At home we have had a great record,” Muzerall said. “We’ve only lost one game at home. So, we are going to build off our strengths and attack them offensively this weekend.” In early November, the Buckeyes went up traveled up to Madison, Wisconsin, to face the Badgers on the road and ended the series with a pair of losses that saw the Buckeyes get outscored 10-1 over the two games.“I think we learned a lot from that weekend,” freshman forward Emma Maltais said. “We’ve developed a lot as a group, we’re hoping to put our best foot forward this weekend.” Junior forward Erin Langermeier has helped Ohio State find some consistency on the defensive end, and that could prove to be the toughest challenge to the Buckeyes this time around.“I think when it comes to this weekend, we just have to make it hard for them to play in our defensive zone,” Langermeier said. “So, when they get some offense we’ve got to really shut them down, quick transition and get into their zone.” With the Badgers being the top team in the nation, Muzerall said her team must understand it won’t play perfect. It will make mistakes. But that does not mean the team should avoid striving to be perfect even when faced with the immense pressure. “I think there is a little bit of pressure,” Maltais said. “But I think we have confidence coming out of playing well against Minnesota. I don’t know if we are expecting a perfect game, but I think for sure we need to tie down on our d-zone and offensive zone system play, the effort just has to be there from all of us.” Ohio State will come into this game having struggled in its last matchup, scoring just twice overall in the series against Minnesota Duluth — once in each game — and allowing six goals in two games. Before heading to the ice to hope for a turnaround, Sauve said she is looking forward to the series. “At the end of the day it’s a new week.” Suave said. “Now, we are facing a really good opponent and seeing how we get out of that rut, I think, will be huge for our team.” Sauve said she is ready to face the offensive attack of the Badgers, adding she feasts off energy gained by making more saves.“I like when a team shoots the puck a lot,” Sauve said. “And they like to do that. They outshoot most of their opponents. So, being ready and challenging a shooter, just being ready to go on every shot I get.”The Buckeyes will lace up their skates to take the ice Friday at 6:07 p.m. and Saturday at 3:07 p.m. read more

Gallery Mens and womens soccer doubleheader

The Ohio State women’s soccer team huddles up before the second half of the game against against Florida Gulf Coast University begins on Sept. 7, 2018. Credit: Casey Cascaldo | Photo EditorOn Sept. 7, the Ohio State women’s soccer team and men’s soccer team hosted a doubleheader at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium in Columbus. The women’s soccer team fell to Florida Gulf Coast 1-0. The men’s soccer team fell to South Florida 1-0. Photos by Casey Cascaldo.

New World Coal Association Chairman and Peabody Energy Chairman receives award

first_imgThe World Coal Association has presented Gregory H. Boyce, Chairman and CEO of Peabody Energy, with the 2014 Chairman’s Special Award in recognition of his global leadership on mining safety. In particular, he was recognised for the CORESafety program in the USA. The award was presented during the WCA’s Annual General Meeting last month in Canberra, with Fredrick D. Palmer, Senior Vice President of Government Relations, receiving the award on behalf of Boyce. Also, the WCA has appointed Harry Kenyon-Slaney, Rio Tinto Energy’s Chief Executive, as its new Chairman. He will replace exiting chairman Zhang Xiwu, the current chairman of Shenhua Group, following the WCA general meeting in Canberra late last month.Milton Catelin, WCA Chief Executive, congratulated Boyce on the award, commenting: “The WCA is pleased to recognise the global leadership role Greg has played in improving mine safety standards. Greg played a critical role in establishing the CORESafety program in the USA, a program that has united the industry in the USA to a shared level of commitment on safety. The 2014 WCA Chairman’s Special Award recognises the importance of global leadership on mining safety and commends Greg for his significant work in this area”.Boyce thanked the WCA for the award, stating: ““All mining workers have a right to arrive home safe at the end of the day, and we must do everything we can to provide safe workplaces in the global mining sector.”As Chairman of the US National Mining Association (NMA), Boyce – alongside other industry leaders – has been instrumental in the establishment of CORESafety, a state-of-the-art safety and health management system designed for the US mining industry. CORESafety was developed through an industry-wide collaboration among NMA member company safety and health professionals to achieve an industry goal within five years of eliminating fatalities and reducing the rate of reportable mining injuries by 50%. Boyce’s leadership has helped engage mining companies directly employing more than 125,000 Americans in adopting CORESafety in their operations.Following his appointment, Kenyon-Slaney said he is “honoured to have been appointed and look forward to engaging in the debate about how the world’s growing energy needs will be met, whilst also addressing the very real issue of climate change – it is a complex dilemma with no easy solutions”.Speaking on the current state of the market and global energy demand, he added that “the role of coal, as a cheap and plentiful source of fuel, will be critical in meeting the world’s future energy demands”.“We as an industry have an interest in ensuring that coal can be extracted and consumed in a way that minimises any environmental impact. I believe we need to see ongoing investment in finding technical solutions to this issue, recognising the significant role fossil fuels will continue to play in the global energy mix.”He outlined his vision for the WCA under his leadership,stating “I see a key role for the WCA in encouraging innovative solutions, and raising the efficiency of power stations and advancing carbon capture and storage are two fronts on which we will see real progress”.Milton Catelin, the WCA chief executive, added “it is an exciting time for coal, with the International Energy Agency forecasts predicting global coal demand is likely to increase by 50% by 2035″.However Catelin went on to ackonwledge “there are global challenges we face – energy access, energy security, affordability of energy, and reducing emissions, all require us to work together. The coal industry needs to be united, constructive, and engaged in major policy discussions”.last_img read more

U.S. stocks close broadly higher

first_imgInvestors remained in a buying mood on Election Day, sending U.S. stocks broadly higher and building on big gains from a day earlier.Safe-play stocks such as utilities and phone companies were among the biggest gainers Tuesday. Energy companies were essentially flat.Investors focused on the U.S. presidential election, which rattled financial markets in recent weeks as polls between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump tightened.Wall Street has largely seen Clinton as more likely to maintain the status quo, while viewing Trump’s polices as less clear. Tuesday’s rally, coupled with Monday’s market gains, which marked the end of a nine-day losing streak and the best day for stocks since March, suggest the market anticipated a Clinton win.“The market has been looking for the status quo result, and the polling in the last couple of days shows that result is a good likelihood,” said Mike Baele, senior portfolio manager at the Private Client Reserve at U.S. Bank. “That’s the reason why the market is bouncing here.”The Dow Jones industrial average rose 73.14 points, or 0.4 percent, to 18,332.74. The average was briefly up as much as 140 points. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index gained 8.04 points, or 0.4 percent, to 2,139.56. The Nasdaq composite index added 27.32 points, or 0.5 percent, to 5,193.49.last_img read more

Man stabbed while trying to break up fight outside Ocean Beach bar

first_img KUSI Newsroom Man stabbed while trying to break up fight outside Ocean Beach bar Posted: January 17, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter January 17, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A 21-year-old man was stabbed in the arm this morning while trying to break up a fight outside of an Ocean Beach bar, police said.It happened shortly before 12:10 a.m. outside Winston’s Beach Club on Bacon Street northeast of Newport Avenue, San Diego police Officer John Buttle said.The 21-year-old man was walking out of the bar when he saw his friend in an altercation with another man, Buttle said.The victim stepped in to break up the fight then the suspect stabbed him in the right arm before fleeing in an unknown direction, Buttle said.The victim was transported to a hospital with injuries that were not believed to be life-threatening, he said.The suspect was described as a white man in his 20s who has tattoos on his right arm. He was last seen wearing jeans and no shirt. last_img read more