Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic would have preferred a victory for his team to scoring a goal in the 1-1 draw against Everton in the Premier League on Sunday.The Swede cleverly flicked the ball over onrushing Everton goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg to put United ahead at Goodison Park but Marouane Fellaini’s late foul on Idrissa Gueye gave Leighton Baines the chance to equalise from the spot.”I scored but in the end it only got me and the team one point. I would prefer not to score but win the game… We have to fight more and do more to get the three points we need,” Ibrahimovic told United website (www.manutd.com).United have drawn six of their last eight league games and lie sixth in the table. (Manchester United still far away from Premier League title: Jose Mourinho)”It was very disappointing obviously because the last couple of games in the league have not had the outcome that we wanted especially after a good performance,” said Ibrahimovic who is United’s leading scorer in the league with eight goals this season.United host fifth-placed Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.
BOSTON — New York Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda was suspended for 10 games by Major League Baseball for using pine tar to help him grip the ball.He said he won’t appeal the penalty that will cost him two starts. “I accept it,” Pineda said before the April 24 game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. “I know I made a mistake.”Pineda was ejected in the second inning of New York’s 5-1 loss to Boston after umpires found the pine tar on the right side of the right-hander’s neck.After the game, Pineda admitted that he used the pine tar to help him grip the ball on a cool, windy night. “I feel so bad,” he said.Pineda said he had never used pine tar before this season. He spent his first season in the majors with the Seattle Mariners in 2011, then missed the last two with the Yankees following right shoulder surgery.“I think he understood” the seriousness of his action, said Yankees Manager Joe Girardi, who expected a suspension of about 10 games, “but I think he got caught up in the moment of competing and it got the best of him.”The ejection set off a debate in the baseball world about pitchers who try pine tar, and whether it should be allowed in certain circumstances. Many former aces said they had done it, albeit in a more discreet manner.“I’ve seen a lot of things in my career, so I’m not blind to it” being viewed as part of baseball, said Girardi, a former catcher in his seventh year as Yankees manager.Rule 8.02(b) prohibits pitchers from altering the ball to gain an unfair advantage, and forbids them from having a foreign substance on them or in their possession on the mound.“I wouldn’t be against coming up with an idea” to modify the rule so pitchers could get a better grip on the ball in cold weather, Girardi said. “It would be a great time for someone to start looking at” finding one substance pitchers would be allowed to use.Pineda wasn’t seen with the pine tar in the first inning. Boston Manager John Farrell asked plate umpire Gerry Davis to check Pineda after two fast outs the next inning.“I felt like it was a necessity to say something,” Farrell said. “You know, I fully respect on a cold night you’re trying to get a little bit of a grip. But when it’s that obvious, something has got to be said.”Davis went to the mound, touched Pineda’s neck and ejected him. Pineda said no one told him to use it, that he did it “by myself.”Earlier this month, Pineda pitched well in a 4-1 win over the Red Sox at Yankee Stadium. Television cameras showed a substance on his hand in the fourth inning — Pineda said it was dirt, not pine tar. His hand was clean in the fifth and Farrell didn’t ask for him to be checked.Among other suspensions of pitchers for pine tar in the past decade, Tampa Bay’s Joel Peralta was penalized eight games in 2012, the Angels’ Brendan Donnelly 10 days in 2005 and St. Louis’ Julian Tavarez 10 days in 2004.The suspensions of Donnelly and Tavarez were cut to eight days after they asked the players’ association to appeal, and Peralta dropped his challenge with no reduction.Pineda said he didn’t feel the ball well in the first inning when he allowed two runs on four hits. And he said he wanted to be careful not to hit any batters.“I know it’s pine tar, but the pine tar did not help me” throw harder, he said. “It helped me for feel, (get) a better grip.”Red Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski understood why Pineda used the pine tar.“I don’t have a problem with guys that do it,” he said. “I know as a hitter, I want to get in there and know the guy has a grip.“Put it on your hat, put it on your pants, your belt, put it on your glove, whatever you have to do. You just can’t do it that blatantly. That was what the biggest issue was. No one has an issue with him doing it. It’s just more of the fact that it’s so blatant.”(HOWARD ULMAN, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shares
Europa League Share on WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest Share on Twitter Florian Thauvin turns up for Newcastle’s match with Arsenal in August 2015, one of his 13 starts for the club and a match they lost 1-0. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images Reuse this content Share via Email Share on LinkedIn Marseille Topics Share on Facebook features Facebook One photograph encapsulated Florian Thauvin’s time at Newcastle. It captures him, cheeks plump and sleek, a Louis Vuitton washbag clasped in his right hand, walking through a sunlit St James’ Park. His hair is impeccably swept back, he is wearing a bow tie and a slight smirk – he is clearly aware of the camera – gives his face an unfortunately smug aspect. Just behind him is a sign: “Please keep off the grass.”Thauvin was sadly obedient. He started only three games in 2015‑16, his one season on Tyneside. He had cost £15m, plus the season-long loan of Rémy Cabella and came to embody everything that was wrong with Steve McClaren’s side. He was overpaid, overhyped and overindulged, an indictment of the policy of recruiting in Ligue 1 that had been lauded.When Chancel Mbemba had turned up in black tie in August, it had provoked amusement. Thauvin’s decision to repeat the stunt a month later, drew only scorn, not helped by the fact he went on to lose possession 33 times during the game. “He turns up in a tux!” Alan Shearer moaned on Match of the Day. “This is a serious business we’re in here. It was funny on the first day of the season. It’s not funny any more.”Thauvin’s protestations that he had not been the only one wearing a bow tie and that Shearer’s criticism had damaged his confidence did not help the impression he was cut out for the extremely serious business of playing for Newcastle. In 13 desultory league appearances, he managed neither a goal nor an assist. He had one shot on target. Share on Pinterest Atlético Madrid Share on Messenger He returned to Marseille and was sent off against Montpellier on his second debut for them. At that point, it was hard to argue against the former France goalkeeper Jean-Paul Bertrand-Demanes’s comment, after he had abandoned Lille for Marseille without playing a game for them, that he “had chickpeas for brains”.Under Rudi García, Thauvin, now 25, is living up to the promise he showed at Bastia. He has scored 22 goals in Ligue 1 for Marseille this season and set up a further 11. His role on the left of a 4‑2‑3‑1 will be vital if they are to defeat Atlético Madrid on Wednesday and become the first French club to win the Europa League. Against Atlético’s narrow 4‑4‑2, his spark from wide, against a full-back in Lucas Hernández, who can seem a little clumsy, is the most likely means for Marseille to trouble their more experienced opponents.Thauvin is important not just for his stats or the specifics of this game. He is somehow representative of Marseille as a whole, as a club who give players another chance. For two decades they have seemed a club in limbo, cursed by their illustrious past into expectations that outstrip their resources.For clubs a tier or two below the superclubs, there are not many options. Marseille went the eccentric genius route with Marcelo Bielsa in 2014-15 and although they glimpsed glory, they suffered some dismal refereeing in a vital game against PSG and then the late-season fatigue that has so often undermined the Argentinian’s sides.The loss of André-Pierre Gignac, Dmitri Payet and André Ayew that summer effectively undermined any hope of a second challenge and Bielsa quit one game into the season. Marseille slumped to 13th and there were further departures that summer.But then the US businessman Frank McCourt bought the club and with the finances stable Marseille began a more traditional programme of rebuilding. They are not a superclub, far from it, but they had the resources to begin patching a side together from misfits and malcontents.Thauvin has been the most striking success but on the other flank is Lucas Ocampos, who arrived at Monaco from River Plate as an 18-year-old in 2012. He never came close to living up to expectations and has spent his career in Europe shuttling between Monaco and Marseille, while being loaned to Genoa and Milan. Finally settled he has begun to thrive, scoring nine league goals and a further four in the Europa League this season.Between the two wingers is Payet, a player who seems always to be either scoring brilliant free-kicks or sulking, with not a whole lot of grey area in between. His form suddenly has improved in the past month and there is talk, once again, of him forcing his way into the France squad.Marseille are littered with Premier League rejects – Jordan Amavi, Steve Mandanda, Clinton N’Jie, Kostas Mitroglou – while the centre-forward Valère Germain was the forgotten man of Monaco’s run to the Champions League semi-finals last year.There is something absurd in thinking of the 10-times French champions, the 1993 European champions, as underdogs, but that is the reality of football’s modern economics. Their progress may not be sustained but their quilt of players who have fallen through the cracks at least offers hope there is life beyond the elite.
INDIANAPOLIS, IN – DECEMBER 02: The Ohio State Buckeyes celebrate after their 27-21 win over the Wisconsin Badgers during the Big Ten Championship game at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 2, 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)Ohio State and Northwestern are set to meet in the Big Ten Championship Game on Saturday night at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.The Wildcats locked up their Big Ten Championship Game berth earlier in the month, while the Buckeyes secured their spot with a win over rival Michigan on Saturday.Ohio State heads into the game as a massive favorite, needing a win to stay in the College Football Playoff hunt.Northwestern, meanwhile, will be looking to play spoiler. A Wildcats’ win could send Pat Fitzgerald’s team to a major bowl game and knock Urban Meyer’s squad out of championship contention.Who’s going to emerge with the win? ESPN has made its prediction.ESPN’s Football Power Index is giving No. 10 Ohio State an 84.2 percent chance of winning this game, giving Northwestern just a 15.8 percent chance of pulling off the upset.Ohio State and Northwestern are set to kick off at 8 p.m. E.T.The game will be televised on FOX.
Jalen Hurts, of course, is now at Oklahoma, while Georgia and Texas are surging back to the top of the college football world, too.Which college football program will have the best offense in 2019?Bleacher Report believes it’s Oklahoma:1. Oklahoma SoonersOklahoma didn’t just lead the nation in yards per play last season. It blew everyone else out of the water. Same goes for the 2017 season. A lot of that was the supreme skills of eventual No. 1 picks Kyler Murray and Baker Mayfield, but the brilliant offensive mind of Lincoln Riley and the laughably bad defenses in the Big 12 were also key elements of that offensive dominance. With those latter two factors and a ton of proven talent still on Oklahoma’s side, it should continue to move down the field at will.It feels weird to not have Clemson, led by future No. 1 overall pick Trevor Lawrence, at No. 1 here, but it’s tough to argue against the success of Lincoln Riley’s Sooners in recent years.OU has won the last two Heisman Trophies, after all. Can Hurts make it three in a row this fall? PASADENA, CA – JANUARY 01: A general view of the 2018 College Football Playoff Semifinal Game between the Oklahoma Sooners and Georgia Bulldogs at the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual at the Rose Bowl on January 1, 2018 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)We’re basically three months away from the start of the 2019 college football season, which begins at the end of August.Who’s excited?We certainly can’t wait.The 2019 college football season should be a thrilling one, with Trevor Lawrence and Tua Tagovailoa leading Clemson and Alabama, respectively, while Justin Fields is taking over at Ohio State.
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New Delhi: Ninety per cent of the states have supported retaining death penalty in the country, the government told the Rajya Sabha on Friday where a private member’s bill seeking abolition of capital punishment came up for consideration.Responding to the debate, Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy said the government is examining the issue and is yet to take a final call. In August 2015, the Law Commission had recommended abolition of death penalties except in cases of terrorism and waging war against India. Since, the matter falls within the concurrent list of the constitution, the centre had sought the opinion of states in October 2015. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’After several reminders, 14 states and 5 Union Territories responded. “90 per cent want to retain death penalty except one state,” Reddy said. No society wants to kill a person, but on the other side there are some heinous crimes like Nirbhaya also within the same society, the minister said. “The government is seized of the matter and is examining this issue. It may take a view on the report after reaching a broad consensus on this matter,” said Reddy. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KOver concerns that in some cases innocent and poor people could be wrongly convicted, the minister told the Members said that the country’s constitution has provided several tiers of steps to safeguard the innocents. “If a trial court awards capital punishment, then it could be appealed before the High Court and then to the governor of state. If governor also rejects, then he can appeal before the Supreme Court and finally before the President of India,” Reddy said. He further said: “Death penalty is given only in exceptional and unavoidable situations.” Citing the Nation Crime Records Bureau, the minister said that capital punishment was given to only one person each in 2012 and 2013 respectively, while it was zero in 2014 and one in 2015. “The President of India has received 135 mercy petitions, in which 34 was dismissed, 91 were allowed and one file is still pending,” he added. The minister further said that two days ago, the same House had passed The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill, 2019, which had provisions of death penalty for aggravated sexual assault on children. There is also demand of capital punishments across the country, the minister said, while referring to Nirbhaya case. Reddy further said Afzal Guru, who was hanged, had planned to attack on the same parliament in which we are sitting today. To protect the Parliament, nine people were martyred and the families of those people also had “fundamental rights.” The Abolition of Capital Punishment bill was moved by Congress member Pradeep Tamta. Tamta called for proper investigation and police reforms apart from ensuring time-bound compensation to the victims. He said the government should examine the Law Commission’s report, and observed that globally, sentiments were against capital punishment. While participating in the debate, Ashok Bajpai said the society needs capital punishment as it acts as deterrent against the serious and heinous crimes. Although, very few people are given capital punishment, as execution of Afzal Guru was 53rd since independence, but it has fear and pressure on the criminals. P L Punia said that 140 countries have no provisions of capital punishment and 33 countries have not awarded capital punishment in the last 10 years. Ram Gopal Yadav of SP said capital punishment does not act as a deterrent against crime. Prasanna Acharya of BJD, Manoj Kumar Jha of RJD, Satyanarayan Jatiya of BJP, Amar Patnaik of BJD and L Hanumanthaiah of INC also participated in the debate.
MELVILLE, Sask. – A Canadian National Railway employee has died after being injured in a railway yard in Saskatchewan.CN (TSX:CNR) spokesman Patrick Waldron says in an email that the employee was fatally injured early Friday while performing “regular duties” at the company’s Melville Yard.Details of the injury were not released.The Teamsters Canada union stated in a news release that the worker was a 26-year-old woman with about three year’s experience.The Transportation Safety Board says it was notified of the incident, but explains that Transport Canada will handle the case since it is considered a labour investigation.The worker’s name has not been released.“Instead of celebrating the holidays, the family of one our Teamster sisters will be in mourning,” François Laporte, President of Teamsters Canada, the union representing workers at CN, said in the news release.“On behalf of Canada’s 125,000 Teamster members, I would like to express my sincerest condolences to her family, friends and co-workers.”Waldron said the circumstances of the accident remain under investigation.“The thoughts and prayers of all of us at CN are with our colleague’s family, friends and co-workers,” Waldron said in the email.
Los Angeles: After months of hinting that new music was on the way, singer Madonna has finally revealed the name of an upcoming project. She has given her fans a sense of what her new tunes may sound like via some tantalising social media posts, reports forbes.com. The singer uploaded a video to both Instagram and Twitter on April 14, in which she shared that she has decided to name her new album Madame X, though she doesn’t state when it may arrive. Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: PriyankaThe name seems to refer to a character, or perhaps an alter ego that Madonna has created, who she describes as “a secret agent / travelling around the world / changing identities / fighting for freedom / bringing light to dark places”. Madonna then shares a list of descriptions that seem to fit this Madame X character, including calling her “a cha cha instructor, a professor, a head of state, a housekeeper, an equestrian, a prisoner, a student, a teacher, a nun, a cabaret singer, a saint and a prostitute”. The first list of descriptors was posted on April 13, while a handful of videos, including the one where she shares that Madame X is indeed the name of what will be her next full-length, went up on April 14. The visual is soundtracked by what is likely a song featured on the album, where Madonna sings: “The thing that hurts the most / is that I wasn’t lost,” with autotune added for special effect.
Mr. Ban confirmed to Mr. Martelly, in a meeting held at UN Headquarters in New York, that he intended to recommend a reduction of the military component of the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) to pre-earthquake levels.A week after the devastating quake struck Haiti on 12 January last year, the Security Council backed Mr. Ban’s call for more troops, adding 2,000 military personnel and 1,500 police to boost support to the humanitarian operation mounted by the world in the wake of the temblor.The Secretary-General also informed Mr. Martelly, when they met ahead of the General Assembly’s annual high-level segment, that he envisaged a gradual withdrawal of MINUSTAH to be worked out in close collaboration with the Haitian Government.The mission has an authorized strength of up to 8,940 troops of all ranks, and a police component of up to 4,391.Discussions between the Secretary-General and Mr. Martelly also touched on cooperation between the UN and the Haitian administration on governance and the rule of law, according to a read-out issued by a spokesperson for Mr. Ban.Mr. Martelly was sworn in as the Haitian President in May after he won the second, run-off round of presidential elections in March.Mr. Ban also met today with Leonel Fernández, the President of the neighbouring Dominican Republic, and the two men discussed the reconstruction of Haiti, as well as the global economic and financial situation. 19 September 2011Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and President Michel Martelly of Haiti today discussed a plan to scale back the military component of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Caribbean country over the coming year, as it recovers from the devastation wrought by a massive earthquake in early 2010.
The United Nations environment agency has hailed the strong turnout for the first-ever world conference on ecotourism that has just ended in Canada, saying that it bodes well for the industry’s intention to develop in a way that respects fragile ecosystems.Speaking after the conclusion of the World Ecotourism Summit in Québec City, an official of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) said the high number of stakeholders and ecotourism practitioners that participated in the meeting offered “great hope” for the full implementation of the declaration adopted at the end of the conference Wednesday evening.”Through implementation of agreed guidelines, principles and standards, the follow-up regional consultations and concrete demonstration projects, the first-ever Ecotourism Summit has signalled that ecotourism, in practice, can contribute to poverty alleviation and environmental protection,” said Oliver Hillel, UNEP’s Tourism Programme Coordinator.Through several rounds of talks, some 1,200 delegates from 133 countries discussed policy and planning issues, regulating the industry, product development and promotion, and monitoring the costs and benefits of ecotourism.The dialogue culminated in the Québec Declaration on Ecotourism, which will be presented later this year to the UN World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg, South Africa.Major follow-up activities to the Ecotourism Summit include the International Ecotourism Conference in October in Australia and the Bishkek Mountain Summit, the culminating event of the 2002 International Year of the Mountains, in November in Kyrgyzstan.The four-day Summit was an initiative of UNEP and the World Tourism Organization, and convened in partnership with Tourisme Québec and the Canadian Tourism Commission.
by Dee-Ann Durbin, The Associated Press Posted Jul 29, 2017 1:32 am MDT Last Updated Jul 29, 2017 at 2:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email This undated image provided by Tesla Motors shows the Tesla Model 3 sedan. The electric car company’s newest vehicle, the Model 3, which set to go to its first 30 customers Friday, July 28, 2017, is half the cost of previous models. Its $35,000 starting price and 215-mile range could bring hundreds of thousands of customers into Tesla’s fold, taking it from a niche luxury brand to the mainstream. (Courtesy of Tesla Motors via AP) Tesla delivers first lower-cost Model 3 cars FREMONT, Calif. – Tesla Inc. has finally made its long-promised affordable electric car. But it could take years to get it to all the people who want to buy it.Tesla delivered the Model 3 small car to its first 30 customers — all employees — at a company party Friday night. CEO Elon Musk said Tesla will build the cars as fast as it can, but acknowledged that supply issues and other complexities will make it tough to reach his goal of making 500,000 cars next year. Fourteen-year-old Tesla has never made more than 100,000 cars in a year.“We’re going to go through at least six months of manufacturing hell,” Musk told reporters Friday at Tesla’s Fremont factory. “It’s going to be quite a challenge to build this car.”With its $35,000 starting price — half the cost of Tesla’s previous models — and range of up to 310 miles (498 km), the Model 3 could bring hundreds of thousands of customers into the automaker’s fold, taking it from a niche luxury brand to the mainstream.Musk said around 500,000 people worldwide have already put down a $1,000 deposit to reserve a Model 3. People ordering a car now likely won’t get it until late 2018. Cars will go first to employees and customers on the West Coast; overseas deliveries start late next year, and right-hand drive versions come in 2019.The Model 3 has long been part of Palo Alto, California-based Tesla’s plans. In 2006, Musk said Tesla would eventually build “affordably priced family cars” after establishing itself with high-end vehicles like the Model S, which starts at $69,500. This is the first time many Tesla workers will be able to afford a Tesla.“It was never our goal to make expensive cars. We wanted to make a car everyone could buy,” Musk said. “If you’re trying to make a difference in the world, you also need to make cars people can afford.”For the base price, customers will get a Model 3 with 220 miles (322 km) of range. But the price can rapidly increase from there. Black is the only standard colour, for example; any other colour is $1,000 extra. A fully loaded Model 3 with 310 miles of range and Tesla’s full semi-autonomous Autopilot system costs a hefty $59,500.That could be a stretch for some buyers, especially since there are limits on the $7,500 U.S. tax credit for electric cars. Once an automaker sells 200,000 electric cars in the U.S., the credit phases out. Tesla has already sold more than 126,000 vehicles since 2008, according to estimates by WardsAuto, so not everyone who buys a Model 3 will be eligible.Potential customers also could lose faith if Tesla doesn’t meet its aggressive production schedule, or if the cars have quality problems that strain Tesla’s small service network. The compact Model 3 may not entice a global market that’s increasingly shifting to SUVs, including all-electric SUVs from Audi and others going on sale soon.“There are more reasons to think that it won’t be successful than it will,” says Karl Brauer, the executive publisher for Cox Automotive, which owns Autotrader and other car buying sites.But Musk says Tesla worked hard to make the Model 3 simpler and cheaper to make than Tesla’s previous vehicles. It has one dashboard screen, not two. It doesn’t have the fancy door handles that caused problems on the Model S, or the gull-wing doors of the Model X SUV. It’s made primarily of steel, not aluminum. It has no instrument panel; the speed limit and other information normally there can be found on the centre screen. It doesn’t even have a key fob; drivers can open and lock the car with a smartphone or a key card.Tesla’s fans are confident. Robin Santucci was one of the first in line to order a Model 3 at the Santa Monica, California, Tesla store in March 2016. He still doesn’t know when he’ll get a car or exactly what it will look like, but he’s already installed charging equipment in his garage.“I believe in the vision Tesla has,” said Santucci, who works in digital advertising.Sam Abuelsamid, a senior researcher with Navigant Research, said even if it doesn’t meet its ambitious targets, Tesla has done more than anyone to promote electric vehicles.“A decade ago they were a little more than golf carts. Now all of a sudden, EVs are real, practical vehicles that can be used for anything,” he said.
The prime suspect, in the murder of 40-year-old Jerome Cumberbatch, aka ‘Kunta’ and ‘Crekateh’, was arrested by police ranks, and is being interrogated.According to the police, the suspect identified only as “symptoms,” at the time of his arrest was found with six grams of cocaine in his possession.The stabbing incident occurred on Thursday afternoon at Bourda Market following a dispute between the two men over money. Cumberbatch, of Lot 159 Half Mile Wismar, Linden, was reportedly stabbed by the suspect at least five times with a broken bottle, and subsequently with a knife.The victim, who was differently-abled, reportedly fell out of his wheelchair and was lying in a pool of blood in one of the isles of the market.By the time medical personnel from the Georgetown Public Hospital had responded, he was already dead.After committing the heinous act, the suspect fled the scene, but as a result of diligent work by the police, he was arrested on Friday morning.He is expected to be charged with the capital offence of murder in the new week.The now dead man’s body is presently at the Lyken Funeral Parlour awaiting a post-mortem examination. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedLinden man stabbed to death in Bourda market rowMay 5, 2017In “Crime”Teen who allegedly stabbed ‘junkie’ at Bourda Market to be charged soon – SourceSeptember 13, 2016In “Crime”Hours after doctor robbed on Croal St police arrest suspect with gun in crotchAugust 1, 2018In “Crime”
Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedGuyana Goldfields on target to begin production next yearNovember 16, 2014In “Business”Prime Minister pleased with investment, progress of Aurora Gold MinesApril 29, 2014In “Business”Guyana Goldfields Inc. pours 75,000 ounces of gold within six monthsJuly 19, 2016In “Mining” The Aurora Gold Mines (AGM) and Guyana Goldfields have shut down suggestions that all their gold for the year have not been declared.According to company’s Administration Manager, Peter Benny, safeguard measures are in place to ensure that the gold is safe and accounted for.Representatives of Guyana Gold Board, Guyana Geology and Mines Commission and the Guyana Revenue Authority once every month make declaration and the collections of the bars produced.Benny said that the refinery vault is under tight surveillance with 90% Guyanese having access.He said “Whatever we produce is stored, is numbered and stored,” said Benny, who recalled that there had been a lot of complaints against Omai Gold Mines -“that the expats, the white people were stealing the gold” but only persons who do not understand the system would level such claims.In the meanwhile, the Canadian-based company projects some 2000 gold to be extracted over a 15 year period with $US120 being already earmarked for the underground mining.The largest pit, the Rory’s Knoll pit located in region seven, is already developed for the mining process to commence later this year.The pit is 80 metres below sea level and will reach 1.2 kilometres when further drilled.Mine Manager at Guyana Goldfields Inc, Clyde Gillespie revealed the company’s aim to have the tunnels developed later this year.Last year, AGM/Guyana Goldfields Inc. produced 160,000 ounces of gold.
← Previous Story WC 2011 (Day 4): Favorites keept good form Next Story → WC 2011 (Round 4): Argentinian show time! Round 3 of World Championship in Sweden had some very interesting matches.Group A:Tunisia – Egypt 23:27 (10:11)For both teams it wasn’t only the revenge for the final of the African Championships, but the last chance to still hope for the Main Round. The first period was a swing with changing leads. Egypt seemed to be fresher than the African champion, who lost too many powers against Spain the day before. Though Egypt led only 11:10 at the break, then they started their best period and extended the distance pre-decisively to 19:12. Though Tunisia tried everything, but they didn’t have the means to turn the game. By winning 27:23 Egypt didn’t only take revenge on Tunisia but still can hope for the Main Round with 2:4r points, as Tunisia remain with 0 points.France – Bahrain 41:17 (23:10)The reigning champion has reached their intermediate goal: the Main Round – thanks to an easy victory against debutant Bahrain. The winner’s way was paved very early, and France is through to the Main Round after their third straight victory. Bahrain still received a free lesson and remain with zero points. France could save powers for the upcoming crucial duels with Germany and Spain, as the winner was obvious even before the break. Bahrain could stand the power of the reigning champion only 20 minutes, at the break the distance was already 13 goals – and French coach Claude Onesta didn’t even have to bring all his stars on the field. Top scorer was Guillaume Joli with eleven goals for France.Spain – Germany 26:24Standing:France 6Spain 6Germany 4Egypt 2Tunisia 0Bahrain – 0Group B:Iceland – Japan 36:22 (22:8)Chanceless Japanese could not continue their performances they showed against Austria. Iceland is only one little step away from the Main Round after their third victory. They dominated Japan in the whole 60 minutes. The Asian team remain with two points same as Austria two points below Norway and Hungary. Iceland took an early decision by leading 13:2 after 15 minutes. When the Northern Europeans decelerated the match became more equal – and Japan reduced the gap to 8:22 at the break. Iceland saved their powers in the second half, as they couldn’t be endangered anymore – the victory was well-deserved even concerning the goal difference. Top scorer was again Icelandic left wing Gudjon Valur Sigurdsson with nine goals.Norway – Austria 33:27 (16:11)After their second straight defeat the Austrians (2:4 points) need to win both upcoming matches against the strong opponents Iceland and Hungary to have hopes for the Main Round. Norway (4:2 points) took their second victory and have clearly better chances for the next stage. The Austrians started like a whirlwind and led 3:0, but as Norway improved the Northern Europeans equalized very fast at the score of 5:5. After the 6:3, scored by Erlend Mamelund Norway showed strength and took a quite comfortable five goals distance to the dressing rooms. Thanks to the in total ten goals of Harvard Tvedten the Norwegian victory was never endangered after the break. Norway is equal in points with Hungary currently but lost the direct encounter against them.Hungary – Brasil 35:24Standing:Iceland 6Norway 4Hungary 4Austria 2Japan 2Brasil – 0Group C:Denmark – Serbia 35:27 (16:14)“Danish Dynamite” celebrate a hardly earned, well-deserved and crucial victory: Only theoretically – by losing both matches against Algeria and Croatia and two Serbian victories – they can be stopped on their way to the Main Round. To be absolute secure they need one more point from the upcoming matches – but they want more. The match – imprinted by ten goals of Mikkel Hansen – was a real handball deli, thrilling, emotional and full of power. As Serbia counted on their physical strong back court players like Vujin, Ilic and Rnic, Denmark took the profit of their fast match play, strong goalkeeping and counter attacks. The first 30 minutes were mostly equal with late advantage for the Danes, as Serbia missed several chances in the final stage of the first half. The match remained equal in the starting phase of the second half before Denmark extended the lead to five goals (23:18) for the first time in minute 39, after their defense had blocked some Serbian shots. When Lars Christiansen scored the 30:25 for the Danes the hopes for a crucial victory rose in minute 53. After a save of goalkeeper Niklas Landin Jesper Nöddesbo decided the game with the 34:27 two minutes before the end. Serbia remain with four points and tough matches against Croatia and Romania ahead – but one victory might be enough for the ticket to the Main Round. Vujin was best Serbian scorer with seven goals.Croatia – Australia 42:15Algeria – Romania 15:14Standing:Denmark 6Croatia 6Serbia 4Algeria 2Romania 0Australia 0Group D:Sweden – Korea 30:22 (14:12)Third clear victory for the WCh host, and Sweden- like Poland in their group – need only one more point to qualify for the Main Round. The host started fabulous and the spectators in Gothenburg went crazy when Jonas Larholm scored the 7:2 against highly impressed Koreans only after 13 minutes. But the Asians recovered and the Swedish motor got stuck a little, as Korea came closer to 10:12 in minute 26 – and they kept this distance until the break. But as in the first half the Swedes started brilliant again and extended the gap to 19:13 after only six minutes. Later-on the Swedes had the absolute control of the game and kept the distance quite clear. Top scorers were Jonas Källman (eight goals) and Niclas Ekberg (seven). Geung Dong Yu scored seven Korean goals in seven attempts. Below Sweden and Poland (each 6:0 points) Korea rank equal with Argentina (each 3:3 points). Slovakia and Chile remain with zero.Poland – Chile 38:23Argentina – Slovakia 23:18Standing:Sweden 6Poland 6South Korea 3Argentina 3Slovakia 0Chile – 0
Cameroun : un gardien et deux gorilles tués par des braconniers Le 27 septembre, un garde et deux gorilles ont été abattus par des braconniers près du parc national de Lobéké au Cameroun. Un second garde a été visé par le gang armé mais blessé, il a réussi à s’échapper.Le 15 octobre prochain, aura lieu l’enterrement de Zomedel Pierre Achille, un garde du Parc national de Lobéké, au Cameroun, abattu le 27 septembre dernier par un gang de braconniers. Comme le rapporte le site du Newscientist, son corps a été retrouvé le lendemain, nu et attaché à un arbre. Deux gorilles ont été tués par les mêmes hommes, qui ont également blessé par balle un collègue du gardien, Jean Fils Mamendji. Ce dernier a réussi à s’enfuir avant que les braconniers ne tentent de lui tirer à nouveau dessus. À lire aussiVoilà à quoi ressemblent les cris de petits rhinocérosLe braconnage ne cesse d’augmenter au Cameroun, déplore David Hoyle, du WWF. L’une des raisons de ce phénomène, estime-t-il, est que la peine de prison pour trafic d’animaux en danger comme les gorilles et les éléphants a été revue à la baisse. “La peine maximale au Cameroun est de un à trois ans, mais en réalité, les braconniers obtiennent deux à trois mois, en raison de la clémence du ministère de la justice” s’insurge-t-il. Courant peu de risques d’être arrêtés, et au vu des faibles sanctions imposées par le pays, les gangs de braconniers de plus en plus organisés et armés opèrent en toute impunité, en se servant des connaissances des populations autochtones qu’ils exploitent et soudoient avec de l’alcool pour faire d’elles leurs guides. Si les deux gorilles tués le 27 septembre avaient été vendus, les braconniers auraient récupéré un maximum de 200 dollars (145 euros) pour leur viande.Le 12 octobre 2011 à 21:11 • Maxime Lambert
Load More The impending closure of the Canidrome follows an ultimatum from the Macau SAR government in 2016 that the Canidrome must either shut down or relocate by this July and that it needed to vastly improve its animal welfare standards should it choose to continue operations at a new location. Macau (Yat Yuen) Canidrome Co Ltd’s owner, SJM Co-Chairman and Executive Director Angela Leong, confirmed in January this year that the venue would close down permanently come 20 July rather than seek a new home.In a Wednesday statement, the DICJ said that because the 120-day extension request did not involve holding any further races at the Canidrome, any decision on the request no longer came under its jurisdiction. It has instead forwarded Macau (Yat Yuen) Canidrome Co Ltd’s documents to the Land, Public Works and Transport Bureau for consideration.“As for the application of the Canidrome to use Macau Jockey Club as a temporary home, the application must be made by Macau Jockey Club to the authority for the supervision of land use and must be approved by the authority responsible for animal protection and management,” the DICJ said.According to the Canidrome, only 127 adoption requests for its greyhounds have been received so far. RelatedPosts Suncity Group looking to develop new resort hotel in Okinawa, Japan after US$10 million land purchase 300-seat cap revealed for 2019 Asian Gaming Power 50 Gala Dinner at Galaxy Macau Macau (Yat Yuen) Canidrome Co Ltd has asked Macau’s gaming regulator, the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ), to approve a 120-day extension for the use of facilities at its controversial dog racing track after the 20 July deadline for closure.The request forms part of the company’s official plan for the re-homing of 650 greyhounds submitted to the government this week. Macau (Yat Yuen) Canidrome Co Ltd has also proposed a back-up plan that would see it use empty stables at Macau Jockey Club for the temporary housing of greyhounds. Solving the problem
Two thirds (66%) of respondents believe they are most productive when based in the office, compared to 26% who feel they are most productive when working from home, according to research by office interior design organisation Peldon Rose.Its survey of 611 UK employees also found that 45% of respondents feel disconnected from their organisation when working from home.The research also found:40% of respondents feel less motivated when working remotely.50% of respondents find that working remotely can make them feel stressed.43% of respondents believe that working remotely can cause them to feel isolated or lonely, and 53% can feel disconnected from colleagues.69% of respondents believe that having quiet zones to concentrate are important for increasing productivity in the workplace, and 67% find informal break-out areas helpful.Jitesh Patel (pictured), chief executive at Peldon Rose, said: “The survey findings reveal that the remote working trend has come full circle. Office workers are clearly seeing the personal and professional benefits of working alongside colleagues and the drawbacks of isolated working, and they are virtually and physically returning to the office.”
Tony Romo is set to debut for the Dallas Mavericks tonight. He’ll reportedly participate in pregame shootaround, warm ups, and sit on the Dallas bench in a number 9 jersey. Mark Cuban green lit the entire thing as a tribute to the recently retired Romo.Today during a church league game, the CBS analyst showed he’ll be ready if Rick Carlisle needs some late minutes in a blowout. Dallas tight end Rico Gathers posted a video of Romo showing some handle, and tossing a dime of an alley-oop while running the point. Crafty.He was not injured in the making of this assist.