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Mohun Bagan coach Sanjoy Sen quits

first_imgKolkata, Jan 2 (PTI) Mohun Bagans last season 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.Terming 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.advertisement”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 PDSlast_img read more

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Real Madrid squad earns praise from club president despite struggling season

first_imgMadrid, Nov 3 (IANS) Real Madrid president Florentino Perez on Saturday praised the club’s football team and painted an optimistic picture of the future, despite the struggling start to the season that has left Los Blancos in ninth place in the Spanish leagueOn Monday, Perez fired head coach Julen Lopetegui after a series of poor results in his debut campaign, including a five-match winless skid in La Liga, reports Efe news.”We’ve got a great squad which has proved that it’s capable of winning everything going. I want to state that all of our targets for this season remain intact,” Perez said during a speech at an award ceremony for longtime club members, as quoted on Real Madrid’s website on Saturday.”For the first time in this club’s history and the first time in sporting history, we’re the European champions in football and basketball in the same season,” the president reiterated.”We’re a club with a financial strength which will allow us to continue to remain competitive in what’s an increasingly complex landscape,” he added.Perez also stressed that the redevelopment of Santiago Bernabeu stadium is to begin in the near future, and that this would in turn bring new resources and revenue streams to the club.–IANSkk/nirlast_img read more

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Who will make England’s 2018 WC squad?

first_imgEngland England World Cup 2018 squad: Who will Southgate pick in 23-man selection for Russia? Tom Maston Last updated 2 years ago 20:07 10/10/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) England celebrate Getty Images England World Cup WC Qualification Europe Opinion The Three Lions boss has a number of big decisions to make ahead of the summer tournament as players vie for seats on the plane It may not have been entertaining at times, but England have secured their place at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.Despite an unbeaten qualification campaign, the Three Lions are not among the favourites for the tournament, with a number of questions regarding their squad still to be answered.With that in mind, Goal takes a look at which players Gareth Southgate is sure to select and others who still have to work to do to earn their spot… Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. ON THE PLANEHarry Kane EnglandDespite a poor start to life at West Ham, Joe Hart remains Southgate’s undisputed No.1 in goal, while it would be a huge shock if Stoke City’s Jack Butland did not join him on the runway come June.In front of them, it remains to be seen whether Southgate will opt for two or three centre-backs, but it would be a shock if both John Stones and Gary Cahill were not included in the first-choice XI.Kyle Walker is also assured of his place, barring injury, while Danny Rose’s absence has clearly been felt over the last six months, and as such he will remain the first-choice left-back should his return to action with Tottenham go to plan.Having handed the captain’s armband to Jordan Henderson on more than one occasion, Southgate is clearly a fan of the Liverpool midfielder, while Eric Dier remains an important cog in England’s sometimes-malfuctioning machine.Perhaps the fiercest competition for places comes in forward areas, but Dele Alli and Raheem Sterling remain regulars while Southgate has admitted his admiration of Adam Lallana as the side’s creative hub.He will be looking to create chances for Harry Kane, who may well skipper the Three Lions in Russia, while Marcus Rashford’s performances in recent qualifiers should have rubber stamped his seat on the plane.IN THE DEPARTURE LOUNGEAlex Oxlade-Chamberlain EnglandDespite a shaky start to life at Everton, Michael Keane has established himself as a regular squad player, and could yet start should Southgate opt for a three-man defence come the tournament.A further option at the back is Phil Jones, who has shone so far this season for Manchester United and, given his flexibility, would be a useful option for Southgate to have.Ryan Bertrand is now well established as Southgate’s second-choice left-back behind Rose, and could even start should the Tottenham man struggle for form upon his return to action.Similarly, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has been unable to make much of an impact since moving to Liverpool, but has been a regular under Southgate and only a lack of playing time at Anfield would scupper his hopes of selection.Jamie Vardy looks set to complete the journey from non-league football to the World Cup, though he is likely to be used as an option off the bench with Kane now well established as the leading man up front.ON STANDBYHarry Winks EnglandSouthgate looks set to have a number of tough decisions on his hands, with a whole host of players on the fringes of his squad looking to impress before the final decisions are made in early June.Jordan Pickford, Tom Heaton and Fraser Forster are vying for the third goalkeeper berth, while there looks set to be a battle between Kieran Trippier and Nathaniel Clyne for the second-choice right-back berth, presuming the latter returns from his back injury with some decent showings.The likes of Chris Smalling and Harry Maguire will likely need injuries to those in front of them in the pecking order to make it as back-up defenders, with the former struggling to earn a place in the Manchester United side at present.Aaron Cresswell looks set to miss out, presuming Southgate only takes two left-backs, but it is in central midfield where some of the most difficult calls are likely to be made.Tottenham youngster Harry Winks impressed on debut against Lithuania and could yet earn a spot, while West Brom’s Jake Livermore has been a regular in Southgate’s squads. And don’t rule out Jack Wilshere, who has impressed for Arsenal in a handful of outings so far this term, while Fabian Delph’s call-up to the most recent squad suggests he remains in the manager’s thoughts.Further forward, Jesse Lingard has made an impact when used off the bench during Southgate’s reign, while many will hope Ross Barkley can rediscover his best form for either Everton or another club in the second half of the season.Up front there looks set to be a battle between Daniel Sturridge, Jermain Defoe and Danny Welbeck for potentially just one spot as a back-up striker to Kane and Vardy.last_img read more

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Everton v Southampton: match preview

first_imgSouthampton have three games to save their skins and leaving aside Tuesday’s trip to Swansea for a six-pointer, this is the other one in which they really need a return as they host Manchester City on the final day and that may be too tall an order. Last week’s win against Bournemouth was only their second in 10 league games but it gave the fans hope and Mark Hughes will be looking to capitalise on that during the trip to Goodison, where the atmosphere has been eerily quiet of late. Sam Allardyce, like Hughes another merry-go-round perennial to take over in the dugout since Saints defeated Everton 4-1 in October’s reverse fixture, reckons he has won “the hearts and minds” of the Everton majority with their home performances and insists the dissenters are a vocal minority. Some were evident when Everton won their last home game, against Newcastle, with their only shot on target, but many were more so during the 2-0 win at Huddersfield later that week. With Allardyce already talking about his plans for the close season, some may even welcome the chance to clear their throats and get the banners out if Hughes produces the away win Saints crave. Mark TallentireSaturday 5.30pm BT Sport 1Venue Goodison ParkLast season Everton 3 Southampton 0Referee Jonathan MossThis season G26 Y94 R2 3.69 cards/gameOdds H 2-1 A 6-4 D 12-5EVERTONSubs from Robles, Niasse, Davies, Martina, Kenny, Klaassen, Bolasie, Baningime, Funes Mori, WilliamsDoubtful NoneInjured Holgate (ankle, 13 May), Sigurdsson (knee, 13 May), Calvert-Lewin (back), Mangala (knee), McCarthy (leg, all unknown)Suspended NoneDiscipline Y48 R3Form WLDDWWLeading scorer Rooney 10SOUTHAMPTONSubs from Forster, Taylor, Stephens, Pied, Højbjerg, Long, Carrillo, Gabbiadini, Sims, Hesketh, Obafemi, McQueenDoubtful NoneInjured Davis (achilles, 13 May)Suspended NoneDiscipline Y55 R1Form LLLLDWLeading scorer Austin 7 Southampton Share on LinkedIn Topics Everton resources Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Premier League Share on Messenger Share on WhatsApp Match previews Share on Pinterest Share via Email Reuse this contentlast_img read more

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Nacho Figueras Prefers Ponies to Fast Cars and Other Unsurprising Revelations

first_imgEven people not acquainted with the rarified sport that is polo are familiar with Nacho Figueras. The dashing Argentinian is an unofficial face of the elite game and official longtime face of Ralph Lauren clothing and fragrances. You’ve probably seen the ads in print and on television of the man cavorting on horseback, piloting a sailboat, and frolicking with his equally attractive wife and fellow face of Lauren’s fragrances, Delfina. To demonstrate the spirit of the latest scent Polo Red Intense, Figueras is trading horses for horsepower, speeding along in a flashy scarlet race car. The polo star discusses why he feels pressure to keep up appearances, his favorite fragrance, and why he’s more comfortable in the saddle.You’ve worked with Ralph Lauren for almost 15 years. How has the relationship developed over time?I am honored that Mr. Lauren has chosen me for so long. I respect him very much and he exemplifies how I like to live life.Has being the face of such a venerable brand influenced your grooming habits in anyway?It certainly has. Working with the Ralph Lauren Fragrances brand has really introduced me to a range of different colognes; I wear them for different occasions and seasons. As a polo player, I constantly need to be well groomed because the sport is followed by a very prestigious crowd.Of all the fragrances you’ve been the face of, which one is your favorite?Polo Red Intense by far is my favorite new go-to scent. It’s for the thrill-seeker who lives life to the extreme. It’s a bold scent that makes a lasting impression; when I wear it I always have people asking me what I’m wearing. I usually wear it at night whether I’m doing something casual or attending an event.Polo Red IntenseWhich one would you say most captures the spirit of polo?I would say Polo Blue because it embodies masculinity, athleticism and freedom, which are also all embodied by the sport.How would you describe Polo Red Intense?Polo Red Intense accelerates your senses—it’s powerful, spicy and stimulating. When I smell it, I immediately feel more energetic and lively. Polo Red Intense is an amped-up version of another favorite of mine Polo Red.Most of the fragrance ads involve you riding a horse, but for this new one you’re racing a car. What was that like?There’s nothing like riding my horses, but I also loved to get behind the wheel for this particular ad. There’s a thrill of having the power behind such a fast machine.Are you a car enthusiast? I like cars a lot but I am more interested in horses! In fact, I collect [cars]. I have quite a few!What is easier to handle: A horse or a race car?For me, definitely a horse. Editors’ Recommendations 10 Best Beard Balms: The Secret to a Tamed and Tangle-Free Beard A Breakdown of All the Major Types of Car Racing Keep Your Face Fresh and Protected Using the Best Face Moisturizers with SPF The Best New-School Kentucky Distilleries California Burritos Just Might Be the Perfect Culinary Hybrid last_img read more

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Amendments Make OutofProvince Investigations Easier

first_imgProvincial enforcement officers will have more tools to investigate people and companies based in other provinces that break the law in Nova Scotia. Justice Minister Ross Landry announced amendments to the Summary Proceedings Act today, Nov. 5, that will allow provincial enforcement officers to collect evidence from out of province for investigations. Currently, enforcement officers have no authority to gather evidence outside of Nova Scotia. “If evidence is not located in Nova Scotia, enforcement officers have no authority to access it. That’s just not reasonable,” said Mr. Landry. “These changes will help ensure that people and companies who break our laws can be investigated and held accountable for their actions, whether they are based in Nova Scotia or not.” Nova Scotia will be the first province to add a provision for out-of-province search warrants to its legislation. This will allow the province to make reciprocal agreements with other provinces so Nova Scotia search warrants can be enforced in other jurisdictions. “This is a very positive first step,” said Peter Craig, senior Crown attorney with the Public Prosecution Service. “This will make the work of prosecutors across the country much easier. It will facilitate investigations and lead to more successful prosecutions.” Workplace accidents, speeding, hunting while disqualified and creating a disturbance while on a trail are all examples of offences that provincial enforcement officers, and sometimes police, investigate under provincial legislation.last_img read more

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Heavy influx of tourists chokes roads in Uttrakhand

first_imgDehradun: As the oppressive heatwave gripping the country’s plains pushes a huge number of tourist to the relatively cooler hilly regions, several popular holiday destinations in Uttarakhand are witnessing massive traffic jams, forcing some visitors to return midway. Choked by traffic jams and the heavy influx of tourists, the commuting time from Haridwar to the four Himalayan shrines (Char Dham) in Garhwal has more than doubled. It is now taking almost 18 hours to reach Badrinath from Haridwar, an official in Chamoli said. Also Read – IAF receives its first Rafale fighter jet from France Large swathes of the country have been searing under markedly high temperatures for the past several days, with the mercury hovering around the 50-degree Celsius mark in many areas in north India. Over 80,000 vehicles pass through Haridwar on a daily basis these days, Haridwar SSP Janmejay Khanduri said. Additional forces had been deployed to control the traffic but tourists continue ro remain stuck for four to five hours, he added. The situation is not unique to Haridwar. Also Read – Cosmology trio win Nobel Physics Prize Rishikesh, Mussoorie, Dehradun, Rudraprayag, Gangotri, Yamunotri and Nainital are facing a similar problem. According to Joshimath Block Pramukh Prakash Rawat, the debris left during the construction of all-weather roads had added to commuters’ woes beyond Rishikesh. Though the widening of the roads was suspended due to the pilgrim season, the debris deposited on Chamoli-Joshimath stretch was contributing to traffic jams, Rawat said. He said timely removal of the debris would have saved the situation. However, Chamoli District Magistrate Swati S Bhadoria said the debris had been removed from most places and it was being removed from the remaining places on a war footing. The biggest factor contributing to traffic jams was the rise in the number of small vehicles entering the state on a daily basis and a shortage of parking lots, she said. The stretch from Janki Chatti to Syana Chatti on the way to the Yamunotri shrine and the 13-km road from Ganganani to Sukki Top on the way to Gangotri are witnessing traffic bottlenecks, allowing only two vehicles to pass at a time. Uttarkashi District Magistrate Ashish Chauhan blamed the increasing rush of vehicles on the roads to Yamunotri and Gangotri. Since the opening of the portals at the Yamunotri and Gangotri temples on May 7, 51,480 small vehicles have reached the shrines till now. The figure for the entire season stood at 56,291 last year. Nainital-bound vehicles were being parked at temporary parking lots near the Rusi bypass and at Charkhet on the Kaladhungi road to decongest city roads, Nainital ADM Harbir Singh said. “Those who leave their vehicles at the parking lots are being sent to Nainital by a shuttle service,” he said. There was a long traffic snarl on the Mussoorie-Haridwar road on Monday, which was cleared with deployment of additional police personnel, SP (City) Shweta Chaubey said.last_img read more

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From cars to bullet trains IndiaJapan ties have come a long way

first_imgKobe: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Thursday the ties between India and Japan have become stronger from the time the two countries cooperated to make a car to coming together to manufacture the bullet trains. Addressing the Indian community in this Japanese city, Prime Minister Modi said Japan has played an important role in India’s economic development. Modi said the bilateral ties are going to become more robust as India aims to become a USD 5 trillion economy in the next five years. Also Read – Rajnath Singh arrives for Rafale handover ceremony in France “There was a time when we were collaborating in building cars and today we are collaborating in building a bullet train,” said Modi, who is here to attend the G20 Summit to be held in Osaka from Friday. “Today there is no such part of India where Japan’s projects or investments have not left its mark. Similarly talent and manpower of India are contributing to strengthen Japan,” he told the enthusiastic Indian diaspora who gave a rousing welcome to the Prime Minister. India is planning to run its first bullet train between Mumbai and Ahmedabad with Japan’s help. The first stretch of the ambitious project is expected to be completed by 2022. The National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHRSCL) is in the process of acquiring land for the 508-kilometer project.last_img read more

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Gulshan Grover shares a major throwback with Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir

first_imgMumbai: Gulshan Grover, the original ‘BAD MAN’, shares a light-hearted moment in this major throwback picture from the 1990s with none other than Shahrukh Khan and Aamir Khan. Grover has been part of the Indian film industry from the past 39 years. He started his career with the film ‘Hum Paanch’ and went ahead to become one of the most iconic villains in the Indian film industry. He became known as ‘BAD MAN’ after his iconic role in the blockbuster hit from 1989 – ‘Ram Lakhan’. He has also been part of many international films and is well known for his role in “The Second Jungle Book, ‘Mowgli and Baloo”. Penguin India will soon release Gulshan Grover’s biography, ‘BAD MAN’, written by senior journalist Roshmila Bhattacharya.last_img read more

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IAS officer says restrictions wont help convince people of Kashmir

first_imgDaman: Days after resigning, IAS officer Kannan Gopinathan, who claimed he quit as he wanted to express his views against the “denial of freedom of expression” in Kashmir, on Sunday said people of the Valley have to be convinced on Article 370, but it cannot be done by not allowing them to express their views. The 32-year-old officer of 2012 batch came into limelight after he hid his identity to join volunteers in relief work during the 2018 Kerala floods Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’Gopinathan, who was Secretary, Power Department, of the Union Territories of Daman and Diu, and Dadra and Nagar Haveli, submitted his resignation last Wednesday. His resignation made no mention of the Kashmir issue. “I want to exercise my freedom of expression but it is not possible while I am in the service. There are certain rules and regulations in that,” he said on Sunday. Gopinathan, who hails from Kottayam District of Kerala, said that to abrogate Article 370 “is the right of an elected government”, but in a democracy the people have the right to respond to such decisions. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K”After taking the decision on Kashmir, nearly 20 days have passed and even now, the people there are not allowed to react or respond to it and that is not acceptable in a democratic set up. Personally, I could not accept it and continue in the service during such a time,” he told PTI. “This is not something I can accept in my country. I know that my acceptance doesn’t make any difference. But I wanted to express that this is not correct. We should allow them their Freedom of Expression. If they don’t like it we can try to convince them. We don’t convince by locking them up and not allowing them to express their views,” he said. He said the people should be allowed freedom of expression. “To abrogate Article 370 is the right of an elected government and to right to decide whether it is right or not is vested in the Supreme Court…” he said.last_img read more

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RCMP VIP unit worried demonstrators could embarrass federal ministers during MMIW roundtable

first_imgJorge Barrera APTN National NewsThe RCMP’s VIP unit was concerned demonstrators could embarrass Status of Women Minister Kellie Leitch and Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt during a national roundtable on murdered and missing Indigenous women which was held in Ottawa at the end of February, internal documents show.During the Feb. 27 roundtable, the VIP unit protecting Leitch and Valcourt was in contact with the RCMP’s “demo team” which was monitoring about 40 demonstrators who had taken to Parliament Hill for a protest to coincide with the event, the documents show. The VIP unit knew the day before the Hill demonstration planned to move to the Marriott Hotel which was hosting the event, according to the censored RCMP supplementary reports.“[Censored] ongoing demonstrations on Parliament Hill could potentially move to the Marriott Hotel, causing disruption and/or embarrassment,” said one report following a Feb. 26 meeting between the RCMP and Kristen Carthew, a senior policy adviser with Aboriginal Affairs involved in organization the event. “[Censored] demonstrators intended to move their protest to the Marriott Aboriginal event. Note that [censored] Ottawa police officers in uniform would also be present.”It’s unclear how the RCMP learned that the protest planned to move to the Marriott. A report from the day before noted there was no “open source” information on the protest.“Protests are expected but no information was found on dates and time through open source,” said the Feb. 25 report.The protest did move to the Marriott Hotel, but no incidents were reported.Portions of the documents were censored under sections in the Access to Information Act that allow the withholding of information on law enforcement and ongoing investigation grounds.  The sections cover information that “would reveal the identity of a confidential source of information.”The documentsDownload (PDF, Unknown)The Feb. 27 roundtable was chaired by Northwest Territories Premier Bob McLeod and also attended by Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger along with the families of the murdered and missing and Indigenous leaders.APTN requested the RCMP documents to determine what Leitch meant when she told Wynne she couldn’t join the families, premiers and First Nation leaders for a joint press conference at the Marriott Hotel because of the RCMP.Leitch and Valcourt held a separate press conference at the Delta Hotel across the street, leading to questions from journalists on whether the move was security-related.According to a recording of the closed-door meeting obtained by APTN, Wynne asked the federal ministers to join the rest of the group at the press conference. Leitch responded saying she couldn’t because she was “in the hands of the RCMP.”Yet, according to the documents, the RCMP had nothing to do with the decision. Leitch’s office informed the RCMP three days before the event that the minister would be holding a separate press conference at the Delta.“At 3:30 both ministers will make their way to the Delta Hotel where they will hold a press conference,” said a Feb. 24 email from Leitch’s director of communications Andrew McGrath to the RCMP.McGrath’s email was in response to an RCMP request for information on the planned roundtable.Leitch’s office did not return a request for comment.Two military CH-146 Griffon helicopters flew over Parliament Hill during the demonstration that day. A Canadian Forces spokesperson said the helicopters were simply showing foreign military students from allied countries a view of the Hill.jbarrera@aptn.ca@JorgeBarreralast_img read more

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Thailand UN calls for end to deadly attacks on schoolchildren in restive

“UN agencies working in Thailand are deeply concerned about the ongoing violence against schoolchildren in the provinces of Pattani, Yala, Narathiwat and Songkhla,” UN Resident Coordinator Joana Merlin-Scholtes said. “First we saw schools and teachers attacked; now children themselves are becoming targets.”It is estimated that the conflict in southern Thailand has taken over 2,000 lives in the past three years, including 60 teachers. Over 100 schools have been burned down.In recent weeks, three students were killed and seven others injured when assailants attacked a boarding school in Songkhla, five primary school students were injured when gunmen fired on their bus in Narathiwat, and two teenage girls were killed while on their way to final exams in Yala province. These attacks follow a rash of school burnings and attacks on teachers late last year, which led to widespread temporary school closures across the south. “This is affecting children in all the southern communities and contributes to a climate of fear across the region,” Ms. Merlin-Scholtes said. “Such attacks against innocent children are against all norms and are completely unacceptable.”UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) country representative Tomoo Hozumi called for an end to the violence “so that all children can attend school in a safe and secure environment. Education is the key to present and future development in southern Thailand, and all schools should and must be treated as ‘zones of peace,’” he added. UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) country director Sheldon Shaeffer said it was important that schools serve as “sanctuaries for children” in the South. “Genuinely child-friendly schools, where cultural, religious and linguistic diversity is respected and welcomed, can do much in the long term to stop the increasingly critical cycle of violence against children,” he added. 21 March 2007United Nations agencies today called for an end to violence against children in southern Thailand, where five children were killed recently and 12 others injured in escalating unrest in provinces bordering Malaysia. read more

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Assembly asked to decide on unpaid UN dues of former Yugoslavia

According to a document released today at UN Headquarters in New York, the amount at issue is over $16.2 million. In laying out different options to deal with the problem, the Secretary-General suggests that consistent with the position of the five successor States, the Assembly may wish to approve the write-off of the amounts in question.Alternatively, he says, the Assembly might decide to seek payment from the successor States of all or part of these arrears.

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Foresight Intelligence® launches Fleet Intelligence™ mobile app

first_imgForesight Intelligence, a data analytics software provider, has launched a mobile app for its newest product, Fleet Intelligence, a management product for heavy equipment fleets. The app was developed in response to a customer request and was brought to market in less than 30 days.This is an exciting enhancement for our Fleet Intelligence customers,” said Dale Hanna, Foresight Intelligence, CEO. “Fleet managers are frequently out of the office and need access to the critical, real time information that Fleet Intelligence provides. The new app will allow them to manage their heavy equipment fleet seamlessly whether they are at their desk or on the go.”Features such as the easy-to-read map, the map layers, and machine details will all be available in the new mobile app. The map layers include the combined view, DTC (Diagnostic Trouble Code) alert view, inspection view, and more. App users can also access machine details such as the hours, odometer readings, machine name and the serial number. New features will be added to the app as customers provide feedback and make requests.Foresight Intelligence has two additional apps in its three-app suite. The Intelligent Alert Triage Center (IATC) mobile app allows users to monitor and manage alert tickets from anywhere. Technicians can receive ticket assignment notifications and access the shared knowledge base of solutions while they are out in the field. Heavy equipment dealers use the IATC app to serve their customers quickly and efficiently.The Fleet Intelligence inspection app is the third app in the suite. Users can customize the inspection forms to inspect any machine their way. Customers use the inspection app for daily inspections, safety inspections, operator pre-checks, and more. The inspection forms can also be used to track rental check ins and check outs, fuel usage, employee hours, and more. The results are immediately visible in both the Fleet Intelligence desktop application and Fleet Intelligence mobile app.“With the telematics revolution in full swing, our customers are staying ahead of the curve by using our mobile apps,” said Hanna. “We think that mobility is no longer a luxury; it’s a necessity.”The Fleet Intelligence mobile app is available on both the Apple app store and the Google Play Store. Customers can access the complimentary app by searching for “Fleet Intelligence” and inputting their username and password.last_img read more

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Bridgestone enhances mining tyre telematics capabilities acquiring TomTom digital fleet business

first_imgBridgestone Corporation has announced that its subsidiary Bridgestone Europe NV/SA, has entered into an agreement with TomTom to acquire TomTom Telematics, its digital fleet solutions business, for a cash consideration of €910 million. The transaction is anticipated to be completed latest in the 2nd quarter of 2019, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions such as regulatory approvals.TomTom is the number one provider of digital fleet solutions in Europe, a marketplace with very diverse in legal, commercial and cultural requirements. Its digital fleet solutions business has successfully demonstrated its ability to operate in complex and demanding market environments and has continued to strengthen its potential to expand globally.TomTom’s digital fleet solution offers an industry leading data platform for connected vehicles enabling safer driving, improving productivity and optimising uptime for personal and commercial mobility. Combining this digital fleet solution with Bridgestone’s tyre expertise and global service network creates an opportunity that accelerates the company’s effort to become a key partner in the Mobility as a Service (MaaS) landscape with leading tyre products, services and solutions offerings.In addition to reinforcing Bridgestone’s broad and leading portfolio, this strategic investment will also strengthen its position as an innovative leader in the field of tyre design, and tyre predictive maintenance service. “Bridgestone will gain unprecedented insights into vehicle and tyre operating conditions and be able to leverage a growing installed user base of 860,000 vehicles communicating 200 million data points per day.”“With this acquisition, Bridgestone adds core components to its Tire and Diversified Products as a Solution (Bridgestone T&DPaaS) strategy defining the company’s evolving business domain and continuous commitment towards value creation for its customers and the society.”last_img read more

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Morning Press Alderbrook Park opens to public mourning a student athlete teens

first_imgSay hello to the sun. Check out our local weather coverage.Here are some of the stories that grabbed our readers’ attention this week.Alderbrook Park goes publicEven though the sun’s playing hokey-pokey in our corner of the country lately, a private park in eastern Clark County is trying to position itself as a summer retreat.Alderbrook Park, the 63-acre private park at the eastern edge of Clark County, offers miles of trails, a lake and a swimming pool. Its website lists activities from pedal boats to kickball to a disc golf course. But the decades-old business is still a surprise to many.Private park discovers it has long been one of county’s best-kept secretsCommunity pours out to remember Columbia River’s Hunter PearsonThe 30-yard line at Columbia River High School’s Chieftain Stadium was quiet, except for occasional sounds of crying or slaps of a back as people embraced. Fitting in a way, in remembrance of a well-known student-athlete who was soft spoken, because words were not Hunter Pearson.“He had a way of uniting everyone without saying a word,” teammate Mason Schell said.Senior football player presumably drowned SaturdayRelated story: Columbia River student athlete Hunter Pearson dies in apparent drowningVancouver woman injured in crash sues strip club for $15 millionA Vancouver woman severely injured in a head-on collision caused by a wrong-way driver is suing a Portland strip club for nearly $15 million.The suit was filed Friday in Multnomah County Circuit Court against Acropolis Steakhouse, 8325 S.E. McLoughlin Blvd., by Vancouver attorney Beau Harlan. It seeks $14,938,157 in damages for Amy Osborne-Clarke, 40, for allegedly over-serving the visibly intoxicated man.last_img read more

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Zidane tried to give Ronaldo some time to res

first_imgCristiano Ronaldo managed to score the first goal of the Madrid derby and it was very surprising that Zinedine Zidane decided to substitute him just after 64 minutes when it was 1-1 after Griezmann’s equalizer.The former France international spoke about his decision to take Ronaldo off the pitch – and he insisted that he was just afraid of his key player to become too tired and wanted to give him some rest after the Portuguese scored 20 goals in his last 10 matches and netted twice in the last Champions League game against Juventus.Zidane spoke about Ronaldo being substituted as he explained his decision, according to Sports Mole:Fati and Suarez shine against Valencia at Camp Nou Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 15, 2019 With a mesmerizing first half from Ansu Fati and a brace from Luis Suarez in the second half, Barcelona demolished Valencia at Camp Nou.Valencia…“It was just to rest. We have many games, that’s it. Sometimes he needs to rest.”“Cristiano is Cristiano, he has been this player all his life, scoring 50 goals a season. True, nobody else does that. But others can score, have done recently, and we must think about the positives.”last_img read more

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Uruguay national team players support FIFA investigation

first_imgThe Uruguayan Football Association has been taken over by FIFA in a move to weed out corruption from the government bodyAfter FIFA took over the Uruguayan Football Association (AUF in Spanish), the players of the national team have released a statement.In this press release, they support the FIFA investigation, that will take place from this month until February 28th, 2019.“We support this measure, in order to establish in definitive the principles of transparency, democracy, and plurality in the AUF,” the statement read as reported by Diario Olé.IranFan dies after setting herself on fire protesting Iran’s ban on women spectators Manuel R. Medina – September 10, 2019 A young woman from Iran set, only publicly known as The Blue Girl for the color of her favorite club Esteghlal, has died from her injuries after protesting Iran’s ban on female fans.“It is time for football in Uruguay to become a regulation for the will of all the players that are part of it, and not because external pressures that obey to third parties’ interests.”The players demanded an investigation “to determine if there were corruption cases.”Ex-AUF president Wilmar Valdez quit one day before he was going to be re-elected, and FIFA decided to take over the Uruguayan FA in order to find what happened inside the institution.last_img read more

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Declan Rice can become a West Ham great says Zabaleta

first_imgDeclan Rice has the potential to become one of West Ham’s greatest players and should sign a new contract, says teammate Pablo ZabaletaThe teenage midfielder has under two years left on his existing deal, but West Ham does still have the option to extend it by another 12 months.Talks over a contract extension have been ongoing since April with no agreement having been reached.Zabaleta, who has played alongside the likes of Lionel Messi and Sergio Aguero throughout his playing career, sees a great deal of potential in 19-year-old Rice.“He has the right ability and attitude to become of one of the greatest players for West Ham,” Zabaleta told Sky Sports.“West Ham need to think about his situation because even though he is young he looks so mature and he is proving week in, week out he can perform for the team.Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“As a team-mate, for me he is one of those young players that you like to look after and help with all the information you can give him.“You try to help out as much as you can, but then, of course, there are people who make decisions in this club about contracts and all those things and there is nothing I can do about it.“He has more to learn but all the players need to look after him and keep his feet on the ground because even at the age of 19 or 20 and you play two or three good games in this league, you attract attention from everyone.“There was all the stuff about the Ireland and England football teams and you have to know how to manage those situations. But it is important for his family and the players around him to look after him.”Rice has started in three of West Ham’s six Premier League games this season.last_img read more

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Chiellini bemoans Juves display despite win

first_imgGiorgio Chiellini was unhappy with what he dubbed the worst Juventus performance of the season, after their narrow 2-1 win over Lazio.Juve dominated the first half but failed to muster a single shot before going behind to an Emre Can own goal.However, substitute Joao Cancelo scored the equaliser and then earned the penalty converted by Cristiano Ronaldo for a 2-1 win.Chiellini “For the first hour it was the worst Juventus of the season, then after the goal we found the mental & physical energy to push through. Szczesny kept us in the game & we then were able to overturn the result.” pic.twitter.com/HnsyuB3mBr— Tarek Khatib (@ADP1113) January 27, 2019Report: Chiellini knee surgery a success George Patchias – September 3, 2019 Giorgio Chiellini has had knee surgery and it has been successful.As we brought you earlier at Ronaldo.com, it was believed that the club was…“For 55-60 minutes it was certainly the worst Juventus performance of the season. Paradoxically, after their goal we found the mental energy more than the physical one to turn it around,” Chiellini told Football Italia.“We’ve got players who make the difference. Wojciech Szczesny kept us afloat for an hour, then we managed to fight back and win the game. It has to help us mature, because we have another big game coming up on Wednesday in the Coppa Italia with Atalanta.“We’ll see the real Juventus from February 20, but it’s important to get the results before that too. We knew it would be tough against Lazio, as it always is.“March 3 will be a crucial date, there’s no denying it, and if we reach that with this advantage, it’ll be a great situation.”last_img read more

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