British Open: Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri memorable debut

first_imgIndian golfer Anirban Lahiri enjoyed a memorable debut at The Open Championship with a bogey-free 68 to lie four shots behind leader Adam Scott of Australia after the first round.The 25-year-old credited a hot putter for his superb start at Royal Lytham and St Annes on Thursday, holing several long efforts to keep the bogeys off his card in the year’s third Major. Lahiri, a two-time Asian Tour winner, got off to a flying start with a five-foot birdie and then rattled in a 25-footer on the 13th hole.”It’s a dream start for a first Open. Bogey free round with a 68, I’ll take that any day. I was really nervous out there on the first tee. But I hit probably the best shot of the day to five feet and made the putt,” said Lahiri, who ended the day in tied 14th place.”Every time I hit it into a bad position, my putter helped me out. It saved me a lot of shots as I holed at least three or four shots outside of 20 feet. That’s what you need on a course like this to keep your round together. It’s not easy to make a whole bunch of birdies. On the back nine, I hit it good. I could have made one or two more but I’ll take it.”With a late tee time, Lahiri spent his morning watching the early action and learned a few tricks which he said helped him put together a solid start.”My caddie told me to watch some of the Open and get a feel of how things are reacting. It can help you save some shots if you find some players repeating a pattern on a certain hole. It helped me out today,” said Lahiri, who won the SAIL-SBI Open earlier this year.”I saw Tiger hit some inspiring chips. He hit a great chip on the fifth hole and I had a similar shot on the third and I imagined it and hit a great chip as well.”With his father in the small gallery following his group, Lahiri struggled off the tee on the front nine and hit only one fairway. He scrambled superbly but knows he must be sharper off the tee in the second round to keep his magical run going.advertisementlast_img read more

Bangladesh beat West Indies to lift maiden multi-nation ODI trophy

first_imgBangladesh won their first multinational one-day international trophy when it won the Irish tri-nations final, beating the West Indies in a rain-affected match on Friday.Bangladesh won by five wickets with seven balls to spare after Mosaddek Hossain hit the team’s fastest ODI half-century off 20 balls.The West Indies made 152-1 but was stuck on 131 without loss in the 21st over for more than five hours until the rain passed and the outfield dried up.When play resumed, the final was reduced to 24 overs per side.West Indies openers Shai Hope and Sunil Ambris combined for 144 until Hope was smartly caught on the midwicket boundary by Mosaddek for 74 off 64 balls.Hope finished the series with two centuries and 87 and 74 from five games.Ambris, 69 not out in his sixth ODI, and Darren Bravo, on 3, saw out the last eight balls.By the Duckworth Lewis method, Bangladesh was set 210 to win in 24 overs.Soumya Sarkar gave them a terrific start with 66 from 41 balls, including nine boundaries and three sixes. He was out in the 12th over at 109-3.Mushfiqur Rahim added 36 off 22, and Bangladesh needed 27 off the last three overs.That’s when Mosaddek launched into left-arm spinner Fabian Allen with 6-6-4-6-2-1 and reduced the equation to two runs to win.Mosaddek finished on 52 not out off 24 balls, after five sixes and two boundaries, and Mahmudullah was with him on 19 not out.Also Read | Wasim Jaffer roped in as batting coach by Bangladesh boardAlso Read | Sourav Ganguly among 3 Indian commentators for Cricket World Cup 2019advertisementlast_img read more

Enough of your verbal diarrhoea: Ravindra Jadeja slams Sanjay Manjrekar on Twitter

first_imgRavindra Jadeja tweeted out some sharp lines for former India cricketer and commentator Sanjay Manjrekar on Wednesday. Manjrekar had recently called Ravindra Jadeja a bits-and-pieces cricketer.”I am not a big fan of bits and pieces players which Jadeja is at this point of his career in 50-over cricket. In Test matches, he is a pure bowler. But in 50-over cricket, I would rather have a batsman and a spinner,” Manjrekar had said.Ravindra Jadeja has not yet played a single game in the 2019 World Cup but he has been a huge asset on the field as a substitute fielder. In 151 ODIs, Jadeja has scored 2035 runs and taken 174 wickets.Sanjay Manjrekar played 74 ODIs, scored 1994 runs and took 1 wicket.Sanjay Manjrekar was also trolled online after he criticised MS Dhoni over his strike rate and poor strike rotation.MS Dhoni has taken flak for his slow strike rate and poor strike rotation in the 2019 Cricket World Cup. On Sunday, two former international captains, Nasser Hussain and Sourav Ganguly said they were baffled with Dhoni’s approach in a steep run chase against England.On Tuesday, MS Dhoni scored only 35 off 33 balls against Bangladesh on what experts said was a flat pitch at Edgbaston. India won by 28 runs after another spectacular show by their pacers. However, Manjrekar, raised Dhoni’s strike rate against spin and said he does not put his wicket on the line in big games.”Here’s something interesting about Dhoni -. 41 off 87 balls v spin this WC. But in the warm up games 69 off 56 balls v spin. That tells me it’s mental too. He does not put his wicket on the line as much in the big games,” Manjrekar tweeted.advertisementHere’s something interesting about Dhoni -. 41 off 87 balls v spin this WC. But in the warm up games 69 off 56 balls v spin. That tells me it’s mental too. He does not put his wicket on the line as much in the big games.#ICCCWC2019Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) July 2, 2019In what fans and followers of Ravindra Jadeja perceived as a retort to Manjrekar, the ace India all-rounder said he has heard enough of Manjrekar’s “verbal diarrhoea.”Still i have played twice the number of matches you have played and i m still playing. Learn to respect ppl who have achieved.i have heard enough of your verbal diarrhoea.@sanjaymanjrekarRavindrasinh jadeja (@imjadeja) July 3, 2019Fans, not surprisingly, went into frenzy.Sanju Manju is so bad that even fans are muting @StarSportsIndia Hindi.Let’s try this. The next time Sanjay Manjrekar comes on commentary, Mute commentary, take a pic. Tweet with #SackManjrekarIf you don’t like this senseless commentary do it. RT & Spread too. #IndvBan pic.twitter.com/mOP0K9lmJp Prabhu (@Cricprabhu) July 2, 2019″the Dhoni conundrum” are you for real??? Show some respect dude! The man has given so much to his country and you call him a conundrum? #kickhimout of commentating #SanjayManjrekar PK (@pkmulberry) July 2, 2019@sanjaymanjrekar Can you please stop your biased propagandaYou are going nuts when Dhoni couldn’t hit the final oversThe same you saying Bangladesh are not able to hit the last overs due to the slowness of the pitch #SanjayManjrekar pic.twitter.com/JySthYMiD9 Shilpa Aggarwal (@indianshestands) July 2, 2019One of the worst commentator ever seen.He always wrong??#sanjaymanjrekar pic.twitter.com/7CQEGCRnXS Kumar (@Kumar_187) July 3, 2019Jadeja plays with MS Dhoni in Chennai Super Kings and the two are close friends.Also See:last_img read more

Talking Horses: European racing’s showpiece gets its mojo back after Arc

first_img Support The Guardian Rather than spend all of their time queueing, spectators could actually circulate around one of the most elegant and storied racing environments anywhere, and admire, for instance, the clever ways that the ultra-modern new grandstand has incorporated elements of the old Longchamp, including several of the magnificent trees that are dotted around the enclosures. The architect actually designed around quite of few, putting holes in the walkways to accommodate them.As a result, the response to the day was all about the disappointment of Enable’s narrow defeat with no complaints at all – or none that I could see – about the overall experience. Where last year some fans were swearing they would never return, this year it seems more likely that they are already booking up for the first weekend in October next year. After its very unsteady start, European racing’s showpiece got its mojo back on Sunday and France Galop now has a firmer footing on which to build as they prepare for the 100th anniversary of the first running of the Arc next year.It would be wonderful if the race’s centenary renewal could be run in front of the sort of crowd that turned up to see Golden Horn win the last Arc at the old Longchamp. Around 55,000 were there for that one, when a ticket cost €20, but a big hike since has seen the local walk-up attendance in particular drop significantly.It would be fascinating to know how all the numbers stacked up on Sunday, and whether the day was any closer to breaking even (a situation that was discussed in this column a couple of months ago). It made no sense at all to tempt tens of thousands of people into your racecourse and then have them standing in queues all afternoon when they could be spending money instead, so if the add-ons – including betting turnover – are up, there could yet be scope for a cut in the ticket price for next year’s race.Enable will – almost certainly – not be in the line-up, as her retirement is surely imminent. Sottsass, who finished third, could well be in the field, however, as it has been confirmed that the French Derby winner will stay in training at four. With just seven races behind him, including a placed effort in the Arc, he still has much left to do.Monday’s best betsPontefract’s meeting is the latest to succumb to the wet weather, which leaves Windsor – where the going is soft – as the only Flat card on turf and Secret Return (4.10) looking like the best option in the most competitive race.Paul George’s mare was all out to hold on by a neck when successful off a mark of 77 at Bath last time out, but she was perhaps in front a little too soon. The time of the race was good, she is up just 2lb in the ratings as a result of the narrow margin and she can make the most of that.Escapability (3.40) and Wild Hero (2.10) should go well on the same card, while Poetic Choice (7.30) has obvious claims at Newcastle. Hide Thank you for your feedback. Quick guide Monday tips Pontefract 2.00 Stag Horn 2.30 Spygate 3.00 Alotabottle 3.30 Forewarning 4.00 Make Me 4.30 Storm Ahead 5.00 Grazeon Roy (nb) 5.35 Al Mureib Windsor 2.10 Wild Hero 2.40 Back From Dubai 3.10 Plait 3.40 Escapability 4.10 Secret Return (nap) 4.40 Lofty 5.10 Stay Forever  Stratford 2.20 Onthefrontfoot 2.50 Maire Banrigh 3.20 Neverbeen To Paris 3.50 Chimes Of Dylan 4.20 Onboard 4.50 Full Of Roque Newcastle 5.30 Troop 6.00 Live Your Dream 6.30 Dandy’s Angel 7.00 Gleaming Arch 7.30 Poetic Choice 8.00 Kodimoor 8.30 Eldelbar  … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many new organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Horse racing features Topics Since you’re here… Share on Facebook Show Share on Twittercenter_img Enable foiled by Waldgeist in bid for third Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe Talking Horses Share on LinkedIn Horse racing tips Share on Pinterest Was this helpful? Read more The results were not kind to the punters at Longchamp on Sunday, when Enable, in the Arc, and the world’s top-rated sprinter, Baattash, in the Prix de l’Abbaye, were among five beaten favourites on the card. The track itself, however, did its best to make up for it with a much warmer welcome than a crowd of around 40,000 spectators had “enjoyed” last year.Longchamp was woefully under-prepared for the thirsts and appetites of the 15,000 or so travelling fans in particular when it re-opened last year after a €140m (£123m) redevelopment. There were reports of hour-long queues for food and drink and of supplies running out completely long before the main race. On the journey home, racegoers seemed to be spending more time on social media complaining about their miserable experience than spreading the word about a fantastic race between Enable and Sea Of Class.But to be fair to France Galop, which runs French racing, it got the message. A serious investment in (temporary) infrastructure for the one day of the year when Longchamp sees a proper crowd meant that the raceday experience was vastly improved this time around. Share via Email Share on WhatsApp Share on Messenger Reuse this contentlast_img read more

Célébration du patrimoine dans les musées de Musée de la NouvelleÉcosse pendant

first_imgLes vingt-sept musées qui font partie du Musée de la Nouvelle-Écosse sont ouverts et prêts à recevoir les visiteurs pour leur faire connaître de nombreux aspects de notre patrimoine tout au long de l’été. « Le patrimoine riche et varié de la Nouvelle-Écosse revit grâce aux nombreuses activités et expositions présentées dans nos musées, a déclaré David Wilson, ministre des Communautés, de la Culture et du Patrimoine. Cet été, nos musées offrent des expériences uniques dans toutes les régions de la province et nos visiteurs auront des souvenirs inoubliables. » Trouvez votre place dans la forêt de Netukulimk, un espace interactif au Musée d’histoire naturelle à Halifax. Netukulimk est une philosophie mi’kmaw qui décrit la connexion entre tous les êtres vivants. Le concept traverse les cultures et les générations et fait référence aux expériences individuelles harmonisant le monde naturel et le monde humain. Dans l’espace interactif, il y a des animaux vivants et six modules multimédias plus grands que nature qui visent à engager les sens du toucher, de la vue et de l’ouïe. Visitez le Musée maritime de l’Atlantique à Halifax pour voir l’exposition Hello Sailor! La vie gaie en mer. L’exposition couvre la période allant des années 1950 à aujourd’hui et porte sur la culture gaie qui faisait partie de la vie en mer. C’est la première fois que l’exposition est présentée en Amérique du Nord. Au Musée de l’atelier de fabrication de doris, à Shelburne, observez de première main comment les artisans d’autrefois construisaient les doris. Légères, à multiples vocations et faciles à construire en raison de leurs lignes simples, les doris furent à une époque l’épine dorsale de l’industrie de la pêche. La construction de doris, qui avait rendu Shelburne célèbre, continue aujourd’hui. Au mois d’août, le Musée de la maison Lawrence, à Maitland, célèbre son 40e anniversaire au sein de la famille de Musée de la Nouvelle-Écosse. Cette jolie maison victorienne était celle de William D. Lawrence, un constructeur de bateaux qui doit sa place dans l’histoire à la construction, en 1874, du plus gros trois-mâts carré avec une coque en bois, le William D. Lawrence. Laissez-vous conter des histoires de l’âge d’or de la voile et découvrez le rôle essentiel de la construction de bateaux dans l’histoire de la province. Le crépitement du bois dans la cuisinière, la bonne odeur de la brise de mer, la chaleur de la maison d’une famille de pêcheurs. Vous trouverez tout cela au Musée sur la vie des pêcheurs à Jeddore Oyster Pond sur la côte Est. Construite au début des années 1900, la maison appartenait à Ervin Myers qui y vivait avec sa femme Ethelda et leurs treize filles. Visitez cette charmante maison ou promenez-vous sur le terrain pour apprécier combien extraordinaire était la vie ordinaire! Reculez dans le temps au Village historique de Sherbrooke dans le comté de Guysborough. Le village compte 25 bâtiments patrimoniaux et ses interprètes sont en costume d’époque. Montez dans la charrette tirée par un cheval, ou allez à la rencontre des animaux. Voyez les étincelles jaillir quand le marteau du forgeron frappe l’enclume. Observez les mains agiles de la tisserande à son métier et humez l’odeur des copeaux de bois dans l’atelier du tourneur de bois. Regardez le grain devenir de la farine au Musée du moulin à grain de Balmoral, un moulin de trois étages niché dans une gorge boisée à Balmoral Mills. Voyez le moulin en action comme à l’époque de son ouverture. Découvrez le patrimoine acadien au Village historique acadien de la Nouvelle-Écosse à Pubnico-Ouest-le-Bas. Situé sur un terrain de 17 acres qui donne sur le havre de Pubnico, le village côtier met à l’honneur une langue et une culture qui prospèrent depuis plus de 350 ans. Explorez les bâtiments historiques, dégustez des mets délicieux et laissez-vous bercer par l’hospitalité acadienne traditionnelle. Pour plus d’information sur les 27 musées, les activités prévues, les coordonnées des musées, les droits d’entrée et les heures d’ouverture, allez à http://museum.gov.ns.ca.last_img read more

STF raids illegal brewery

Further investigations are underway. The police Special Task Force (STF) raided an illegal brewery in Pilliyandala where liquor was produced on a large scale, the police media unit said today.Following the raid the STF arrested 4 suspects and seized liquor bottles and equipment used to manufacture the liquor. The police said that 945 liquor bottles were seized during the raid on the illegal brewery.All the suspects were remanded till April 20th after they were produced in court.

Corruption hits most vulnerable obliterates faith in good governance UN chief tells

“I have seen how corruption hits the poor, the weak and the most vulnerable of all,” the Secretary-General said in remarks delivered by Yury Fedotov, the Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), at opening of the Seventh Session of the Conference of the States Parties (CoSP7) to the UN Convention against Corruption (UNCAC), running through the end of the week in Vienna, Austria. “It can deny people access to health services, schools and economic opportunities,” said the UN chief, stressing that “corruption obliterates people’s faith in good governance.” As such, Mr. Guterres called on leaders of all kinds – government, corporate, religious and cultural –to “lead by example and prove themselves trustworthy, to restore people’s faith.” Delivering his own opening address, Mr. Fedotov said the biennial Conference is dedicated to combatting corruption and “strengthening the fight against crimes enabled by corruption and to protect lives.” He underscored the UNCAC, the UN treaty of 183 States Parties, as a “remarkable universal, legally binding instrument to fight corruption, promote accountability and support progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).” UNODC will launch an updated State of UNCAC Implementation Report, both demonstrating the progress made by the review mechanism, and presenting remaining challenges and existing good practices in anti-corruption. “As guardian of the Convention and Secretariat to this Conference, UNODC continues to provide practical support here at headquarters and on the ground through our field presence,” said Mr. Fedotov. Moreover, UNODC is working with other international agencies to tackle corruption in wildlife crime, sports, and violent extremism. “This session will take important decisions on the Implementation Review Mechanism, as well as consider resolutions addressing a number of critical areas of anti-corruption work,” said Mr. Fedotov. Over 1,600 participants are attending COSP7, with about 45 side events and exhibitions will be held on the margins of the conference to promote discussion on anti-corruption activities. The Convention, adopted in 2003, covers five main areas: prevention, criminalization and law enforcement measures, international cooperation, asset recovery, and technical assistance and information exchange. read more

Role reversal Wake Forest visits Duke chasing bowl berth

DURHAM, N.C. — Duke and Wake Forest have reversed roles from last year.The Demon Deacons (5-6, 2-5 Atlantic Coast Conference) need to beat their instate rivals Saturday to qualify for their third straight bowl.A year ago, the Blue Devils were the ones who needed a victory in the season-ending Interstate 40 rivalry to earn a spot in the post-season — and got it, rallying from an early two-touchdown deficit to win 31-23.“We know exactly how that felt,” Duke receiver T.J. Rahming said. “It’s just time to buckle down and just get that victory, and I know it sounds rough, but just end their season.”Duke (7-4, 3-4) assured itself of a sixth bowl in seven years by winning its first two games in November, beating Miami and North Carolina before losing 35-6 at No. 2 Clemson last week.The pressure is on the Demon Deacons, who sandwiched a road victory at N.C. State with home losses to Syracuse and Coastal Division champion Pittsburgh.“Our guys are excited,” Wake Forest coach Dave Clawson said. “They know what’s at stake. It’s like a playoff. It’s win or go home. There are a lot of seniors on this football team who don’t want this to end. Our goal is to make a bowl, and that goal is alive and well.”ROAD WARRIORSBoth of the Demon Deacons’ conference victories have come on the road, winning at Louisville and at N.C. State while finishing 0-4 in conference play on their home field. Duke is 1-2 in ACC games at home, losing to Virginia and Virginia Tech but beating North Carolina.SERIES NOTESThe Blue Devils have won five of the last six meetings, a run that coincides with their string of bowl berths, in the streaky series. Wake Forest’s lone win in that stretch came two years ago in its last visit to Durham. Last year was the first time that both small, private, academically elite schools earned bowl berths.NO PICKSBoth quarterbacks should be able to let it fly without fear of a turnover. No school in the FBS has intercepted fewer passes than Duke (three). And Wake Forest could set an unwanted school record: The Demon Deacons have picked off just four passes. No team in school history has had fewer than five (1962).STATE CHAMPIONSHIP?Duke’s players are approaching this game as if it were for a mythical state title, pointing out that they beat North Carolina in one semifinal of sorts while Wake Forest defeated N.C. State in the other. “By beating them,” Blue Devils linebacker Koby Quansah said, “we essentially run the state.”INJURY BOWLBoth teams have been ravaged by injuries. Wake Forest has lost at least a dozen players to season-ending injuries, including QB Sam Hartman, a freshman who started the first nine games. Duke coach David Cutcliffe says his team has had 23 players miss games with injuries, including 15 with starting experience, with seven having season-ending surgeries.___More AP college football: https://apnews.com/tag/Collegefootball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25The Associated Press read more

Record 336 migrants crossed English Channel in August

Four hours later, at around 9.55am, Border Force was alerted to a rigid-inflatable boat in the middle of the Channel containing seven people. The five men, woman and child claimed to be Iranian.All three vessels were taken to Dover.Another boat reached Kingsdown in Kent where eight men were passed on to immigration officers after being held by police.  Coastguard and rescue teams were sent from Folkestone and Deal to help with the operations. Their spokeswoman said the crews were assisting to rescue those in trouble and bringing them to safety where they would be “handed over to the relevant partner emergency services or authorities” Migrants brought ashore by Border Force on SaturdayCredit:Steve Finn/Steve Finn Migrants brought ashore by Border Force on SaturdayCredit:Steve Finn French authorities made Border Force aware of a second vessel heading towards Kent around the same time which contained 16 people – six men, five women and five children. Fifteen identified as Iranian while the other claimed to be Lebanese.One of the women on board was taken to hospital for treatment but has since been discharged.  Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. A record 336 migrants were detected crossing the English Channel last month-  more than in the whole of 2018. On Saturday boats containing 66 men, women and children were intercepted along the Kent coast – taking the tally to the highest monthly figure ever recorded according to the BBC.In comparison 297 people were caught attempting to enter Britain through the Channel in 2018. One of the four vessels intercepted on Saturday was carrying 27 adults and eight children, the Home Office said.UK Border Force officials said they were first alerted to a small boat travelling across the Channel at about 5.35am on Saturday.They deployed HMC Seeker, the Border Agency’s lead ship, along with a coastal patrol. It contained 35 migrants – 27 adults and eight children – who told officials they were Iranian, Iraqi, Afghan, Syrian and Kuwaiti nationals. The group was comprised of 29 males and six females. Migrants brought ashore by Border Force on Saturday Migrants brought ashore by Border Force on Saturday “This includes drawing up an enhanced action plan to deploy more resources along the French coast to intercept and stop crossings.”Police said on Thursday the body of a man who fell from a boat off the coast of Ramsgate on August 9th had been found.The body of an Iraqi migrant, who is believed to have drowned while trying to swim to Britain, was found at a wind farm off the coast of Belgium on August 23.Since January the Home Office said it has returned to Europe more than 65 people who arrived illegally in small boats. A Home Office spokesperson said: “Crossing the Channel in a small boat is a huge risk”.The August record comes after a meeting between Home Secretary Priti Patel and her French counterpart, Christophe Castaner in Paris on Thursday. The meeting was arranged in response to the soaring rise in crossings. They agreed to develop an “enhanced action plan” to stop boats containing migrants leaving the French coast.The Home Office spokesman added: “This week the Home Secretary and her French counterpart agreed to intensify joint action to tackle small boat crossings in the Channel. read more

YouTube Mobile fait un grand pas en avant avec le HTML5

first_imgYouTube Mobile fait un grand pas en avant avec le HTML5États-Unis – Youtube Mobile s’est restructuré et s’ouvre désormais au HTML5. Une bonne nouvelle pour les usagers de smartphones à écran tactile.Youtube Mobile a décidé de se mettre à jour. Plutôt réservé aux utilisateurs d’Android ou d’Apple, la plate-forme vidéos la plus vue sur le Web a décidé d’actualiser sa version mobile. À lire aussiLes applications pour entraîner son cerveau sont-elles vraiment efficaces ?Les internautes pourront désormais accéder à leur compte, gérer des abonnements ou créer des listes de lecture depuis leur smartphone. Avec une interface utilisateurs revisitée, l’accès et le chargement des vidéos sont plus rapides, tandis que la technologie HTML 5 permettra de parcourir les commentaires ou de noter la vidéo. A noter également l’intégration du mode de lecture “HQ”.Cette dernière mouture du site mobile n’est pour l’instant disponible qu’en anglais, mais la mise à jour dans d’autres langues devrait être disponible dans quelques mois. Le nouveau Youtube mobile ne peut par ailleurs pour le moment être utilisée que sur des smartphones iPhone et Android.Le 9 juillet 2010 à 13:36 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Two Captains Testify In Gens. Mendy, Tamba Trial

first_imgBy Nelson MannehCaptains Morro F Sanneh and Bubacarr Ngom have testified before the general Court-Martial on Thursday May 10th 2018, in the ongoing criminal trial of Generals Umpa Mendy and Ansumana Tamba. The two Captains served as the 2nd and 3rd prosecution witnesses respectively and were the two who led the teams that arrested the two Generals.  Captain Sanneh said he led the team that went to arrest General Mendy whilst Captain Ngom told the Court-Martial, that he led the other team that arrested General Tamba.When the case was called before the panellist of the Court-Martial in the presence of the accused persons, State Counsel B Jeng, Captain B Jaiteh and Captain B Sanneh, announced their presence for the State whilst Counsel Uzoma Achigbue and C.S. Thomas, appeared for the accused persons.Captain Sanneh, PW2, said he worked with the GAF at the Military Police Unit at Defence Headquarters in Banjul; that his duty is to discipline offenders and investigate matters; that sometime in January 2018, he was called by one Captain A. Njie who asked him to report to Yundum Military Camp.“Upon arrival I was asked if I know the compound of Generals Umpa Mendy and Ansumana Tamba. I responded that I don’t know that of Ansumana Tamba but I once went to General Umpa Mendy’s residence and I can still locate the place in Busumbala,” the witness said.“That was when I was told to lead a team to effect his arrest,’’ he said. Captain Sanneh explained broadly to the Court Martial, how the General was arrested and said after arresting him, they drove to the Yundum Baracks where he handed him over and left; that he was asked to return with him the following day to make a further search of his house in order to surrender some of his documents; that he gave him his passport and other documents.At this juncture the State prosecutor applied for the passport of Umpa Mendy to be tendered which was tendered and marked as exhibit PE3.During cross examination of the witness, Counsel Uzoma Achigbue told Captain Sanneh whether it is in their practice to tell team members their mission before leaving, but the witness countered, saying it depends on the team leader.Sanneh said the order given to him was oral not documented; that he made a statement after the arrest but could not remember the date. The statement was tendered and marked as exhibit DE1.On his part, Captain Bubacarr Ngum, PW3, in his testimony, said he lives in Farato and works under the Military Police Unit in Yundum; that among his responsibilities is to enforce disciplinary action on offenders and the security of VIPs; that he knows the accused persons because he has worked with General Ansumana Tamba at the State House during the former regime.Captain Ngum said on the 21st of January 2018, he received a phone call from one Captain A. Njie who instructed him to report to the Baracks ; that upon arrival, he met Captain Njie together with Captain Sanneh; that Captain Njie told him that the two Generals are in the country and they should move fast to their residences and bring them to barracks; that he was assigned to go for Ansumana Tamba which he did and brought him; that Tamba also surrendered his passport, which was shown to the Court and was marked as exhibit PE4.PW3 added that on 21st of January 2017, whilst he was at the airport when former president Jammeh was leaving, he was standing with the former CDS Ousman Badjie and saw General Umpa Mendy and Ansumana Tamba accompanying the former president to Equatorial Guinea.The matter was adjourned to the 16th of May 2018, at 10am for cross examination of PW3.last_img read more

City officials break ground on new library in San Ysidro

first_img KUSI Newsroom, SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — City officials broke ground Friday on a library in San Ysidro, following more than two decades of discussion and planning.The 15,000-square-foot library will be built at Seaward Avenue and Beyer Boulevard at a cost of $13.5 million. It will replace the existing branch library in the city’s southernmost neighborhood. At nearly a century old, the existing library is the city’s oldest, according to the mayor’s office.“This is all about opening doors to opportunity and a brighter future,” Mayor Kevin Faulconer said. “This new branch library has been a long time coming for the San Ysidro community and represents One San Diego in action. It’s going to be more than just a place to check out a book. It’s going to be a place where the community gathers and where neighborhood children can learn and grow.”The building will be LEED Silver certified and feature amenities such as an outdoor reading patio and movie screen, public art, a teen center, study areas, computer lab, multi-purpose room and accommodations for those with disabilities.Councilman David Alvarez, who represents San Ysidro, spearheaded fundraising efforts for the library, which is expected to open in 2019, the mayor said.Alvarez said building a new library was one of his top priorities upon being elected.“I was proud to work with the community to secure the site and funding for this long-awaited project,” he said.The city purchased land for the library in 2015 and will contribute $12 million to the project. The San Diego Library Foundation has launched a campaign to raise $250,000 for the project and philanthropists and former San Ysidro residents Lloyd and Caroline de Llamas contributed $1.5 million, according to the mayor’s office. KUSI Newsroom City officials break ground on new library in San Ysidro Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: January 12, 2018 January 12, 2018last_img read more

Agency says its immune from Yacolt suit

first_imgThe Washington State Auditor’s Office says it is immune from a defamation lawsuit Yacolt filed in the spring that alleges the agency unfairly maligned the town and its employees with the release of a 2011 audit.In a motion to dismiss filed July 12 in Clark County Superior Court, the auditor’s office called the town’s suit a Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation, or SLAPP. According to the motion, Yacolt’s suit represents an “attack” on the agency’s civic process regarding “an issue of public concern.”Lawsuits intended to restrict free speech are illegal in Washington under an enhanced anti-SLAPP statute passed in 2010.The auditor’s office is seeking to recoup attorney fees from Yacolt — a town of fewer than 2,000 residents located 14 miles northeast of Battle Ground — in addition to $10,000.The town’s suit, filed in May, says the state agency failed to verify the accuracy of an audit, conducted between 2008 and 2009, that concluded the town had violated Washington’s competitive bidding law and skirted ethics rules when it purchased excavation equipment from an employee who later became the public works director.While the audit says Yacolt officials approved the purchase of more than $13,000 worth of equipment on a no-bid basis, the town’s suit says officials sought an independent appraisal of it and purchased it for $2,000 less than market value.last_img read more

OBITUARY James E Ashley Jr 85

first_imgSCARBOROUGH, ME — James E. Ashley, Jr., 85, passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 16, 2018, in the company of his family.Born in Portland on March 17, 1933, Jim was the son of the late James and Ethel (Dunn) Ashley. He graduated from Cheverus High School Class of 1951. Following high school, Jim honorably served his country in the United States Army where he was stationed in Iceland. When he returned home, he worked diligently to attain his bachelor’s degree from Bentley University and Northeastern University.In 1957, Jim married the love of his life, Mary Jane Naples “Napolitano”. Together, they began their young family in Somerville, Massachusetts, eventually settling in Wilmington, Massachusetts, where they raised their family. However, Jim and Mary Jane always made sure that they stayed close to their roots in Maine. The Ashley Family, along with other close family, would take treasured vacations to Higgins Beach in Scarborough, creating a lifetime of memories.Jim worked as a comptroller for many companies in the Boston area including Sweetheart Plastics, KLH & Advent eventually retiring from Semicon Inc. Following his retirement, Jim and Mary Jane decided to move back home to Maine. In his retirement, Jim really enjoyed keeping himself busy. Whether it was enjoying Sunday morning breakfast, in their reserved seats, with his wife at IHOP, collecting mallards, working for the Auto Parts store making local deliveries or keeping the books for the condo association, he remained active. In addition, he enjoyed playing golf at Willowdale, doing crossword puzzles which included his whiteout tape, reading the paper, and most of all, spending time with his grandchildren.Jim was the type of man who would do a good deed for someone else and never say a word about it. He will forever be remembered for being a very humble, devout Catholic who always put others above himself. He will be deeply missed.In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by his best friend and brother-in-law, Francis McDonald; and sister, Christina Keating.Jim is survived by his children, James E. Ashley, III and wife Sarah of Haverhill, MA, Susan M. Ashley-Kistner and husband Peter of Phoenix, AZ, Gregory M. Ashley and wife Elizabeth of Tewksbury, MA, and Christopher J. Ashley and wife Elizabeth of Chelmsford, MA. He was the loving grandfather of Jonathon, Jared, Jaelyn, Juliette, Joshua, Jonathan, Jaime, Nicholas, Meghan, Jacob, Jesse and Julia; great-grandfather of Jaquilyne. In addition, he is also survived by his brothers, Kenneth Ashley of Windham, ME and Richard Ashley of Portland, ME; as well as several nieces and nephews.Visiting Hours celebrating Jim’s life will be held on Friday, December 21 from 4-6PM at the Conroy-Tully Walker South Portland Chapel, 1024 Broadway, South Portland. Prayers will be recited at the funeral home on Saturday, December 22 at 10:15AM followed by an 11AM Mass of Christian Burial at St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish, 150 Black Point Road, Scarborough. Burial with Military Honors will follow at Calvary Cemetery, Broadway, South Portland. To view Jim’s memorial page, or to share an online condolence, please visit http://www.ConroyTullyWalker.com.Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the Barron Center, 1145 Brighton Ave, Portland, ME 04102.James E. Ashley, Jr.(NOTE: The above obituary is from Conroy-Tully Walker Funeral Home.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Thank You To Our Sponsor:Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedOBITUARY: James Thayer Hastings, 84In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Keith P. Sicard, 42In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Brandon M. Long, 27In “Obituaries”last_img read more

Wolf kills dog along Brotherhood Bridge Trail in Juneau

first_imgA wolf killed a dog about 300 yards up the Brotherhood Bridge Trail. Authorities think the wolf had killed a deer and was protecting its kill. (Photo by Matt Miller/KTOO)A wolf killed a dog Monday morning along the Brotherhood Bridge Trail, the second time a wolf’s killed a dog in Juneau in six months.Listen nowRyan Scott is a wildlife supervisor for Southeast Alaska for the Department of Fish and Game, one of the agencies that responded to the attack.Scott declined to name the dog owner, but said they lost sight of the dog along the tree line. The owner eventually found the dog dead next to a deer carcass just off the trail. The site was about 300 yards from the trailhead on Glacier Highway. Officials were called about 8:45 a.m.Scott’s theory is the wolf killed the deer and was protecting its kill, both normal behaviors.“There was already a kill site there, and potentially, the dog wandered into it,” Scott said. “You know, the wolf didn’t take the dog, it took the deer that was already dead.”Scott said the dog was off leash and that the owner thinks they spotted the wolf leaving with a piece of a deer.Scott said officials removed the remains of the deer to reduce the chance of more trailside wildlife encounters.Scott said he doesn’t think there’s any public safety or pet safety issue out of the ordinary on Brotherhood Bridge Trail. He said just stay vigilant.“Keep an eye on your pets,” Scott said. “I mean, these are such random things that happen. But it’s just keeping an eye on what’s going on and paying attention to our surroundings.”Here’s Scott’s advice for wolf encounters.“Make yourself big, lots of noise, don’t run, stand your ground. It’s very similar to what we would recommend for bears,” Scott said.The last negative wolf encounter Scott was aware of was in November on the Lemon Creek Trail, when a Chihuahua was killed.last_img read more

Union Budget 201415 10 Terms Buzzing ahead of Budget Session

first_img1) “Bitter medicine” – Ever since Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked citizens to expect a “bitter medicine” when it comes to economic reforms in the country, the term has remained a buzzword ahead of the Budget Session that will begin on 7 July 7. “I need to take some harsh decisions and administer some bitter medicine in order to resuscitate this patient. The medicine may hurt some of you but I ask for your support at this time,” Modi had said last week.2) Austerity – Modi’s words were interpreted as an indication of bringing about more austerity by the government to improve growth. “Taking tough decisions and strong measures in the coming one or two years are needed to bring financial discipline which will restore and boost the country’s self-confidence”, Modi had told party cadres during his address in Goa.3) Inflation – The Indian economy is facing a five-month high inflation of 6.01 percent, while food inflation had touched 9.50 percent in May. Inflation fears are said to be the biggest test for the Modi government, which came to power after it criticized the UPA government for failing to rein in inflation.4) Weak Monsoon – The poor rains this year are looming large on the Union Budget, with Finance Minister Arun Jaitley making references to it more than once when addressing issues of inflation. “The rise in prices of food articles can be attributed to withholding of stocks on account of apprehension of a weak monsoon. The State Government should take effective steps to ensure that speculative hoarding is discouraged,’ Jaitley had said on his Facebook account.5) Iraq crisis – While Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan assured that that India had enough foreign exchange reserves to combat the fallout of the Iraq crisis, and Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said that it will not affect crude oil supplies to India, there have still been speculations that the rise of global prices of crude oil will impact India dearly.6) Indian Rupee – The Rupee has been hovering around the 60 to a dollar mark for several days, because of an increased demand for the US currency. On Friday, the rupee opened at 60.26 after it lost 18 paise against the dollar.7) Potatos, Onions – Soaring prices of vegetables, mainly that of potatoes and onions, have left citizens agitated and the government scampering for remedies. On Wednesday, the central government had asked states to delist fruits and vegetables from the Agricultural Produce Market Committee, and also imposed a minimum export price of USD 300 per ton on onions in order to cut down on their export.8) Tax – For the common man, the term ‘tax’ in the budget largely revolves around the exemption limit, and there have been speculations about the Finance Ministry raising the income tax exemption limit from ₹2 lakh to ₹3 lakh and up to ₹4.5 lakh for women. For the corporate sector, it means a hope for a more conducive tax environment. The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) had suggested many recommendations to the Finance Minister on taxes in the Union Budget, such as clarity in tax laws, removing the sting of retrospective tax and improving dispute resolution mechanism for tax matters, among others, as detailed on the FICCI website.9) Gujarat Model – Several reports have suggested that Modi could import some of his schemes from the Gujarat model into the Union budget, such as ensuring the fiscal deficit is not too high and to bring in better tax administration, as highlighted by Yahoo News.10) ‘Acchey Din Aane Wale Hain’ – The Bharatiya Janata Party’s signature campaign during the election seems to be been raked up again, but this time with a certain amount of uncertainty whether the Modi-government can stick to their pre-poll motto.last_img read more

BCL threats force proquota reforms teacher to leave campus

first_imgbclAn assistant professor of Chittagong University has left the campus in the face of threats from Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) following his posts on Facebook in favour of quota reforms.Md Maidul Islam, a faculty member of the university’s sociology department, told Prothom Alo that he was living with his family on campus.He said he left the campus on Monday in face of the BCL threats.Kh Ali Ar Raji, an assistant professor of the communication and journalism department, also came under wrath of the ruling party’s student wing for his support to the teacher.BCL has already sent a memorandum to the vice-chancellor of the university Iftekhar Uddin Chowdhury, demanding dismissal of two teachers from the university.Incidentally, BCL has no university committee on campus since 6 December last year when it was dissolved.Maidul Islam has been writing in favour of quota reforms for last few days on the social media platform. He recently shared a photo of teachers who came under BCL attack in Dhaka.Following the Facebook post, a group of BCL leaders and activists ranging 15 to 20 went to the sociology department’s chairman SM Monirul Islam and pressed complaints against Maidul.When the BCL men started creating chaos in his room, the chairman assured them he would look into the matter.The BCL leaders also posted a photo of Maidul on Facebook and threated  him. Another teacher Kh Ali also said he feels unsafe on the campus. “I can’t move around easily on the campus.” Kh Ali said he will continue to fight against those who will try to curtail the teachers’ freedom of speech.Asked about the matter, former president of the university’s BCL unit (now dissolved) Alamgir Tipu said, “There is no problem here centring quota reform movement. Two teachers are trying to heat up the campus by posting comments on Facebook. They even mocked the government. If they continue to do so, we will first protest and prevent it.”Neither vice-chancellor Iftekhar Uddin Chowdhury nor pro-vice chancellor Shirin Aktar answered when attempts were made to call them over phone.Proctor Mohammad Ali Asgar Chowdhury said he has no information about the matter.“No teacher has complained as yet. Once they complain, we will investigate the matter.”Meanwhile, a student of Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (CVASU) was suspended from the campus for posting comments on Facebook in favour of quota reforms.last_img read more

55 years on only 1 CPIM candidate retains deposit

first_imgKolkata: Within 55 years after the CPI(M) was formed, only one candidate of the party has been able to retain his deposit in the recently concluded Lok Sabha elections.The CPI(M) had fielded 29 candidates while Forward Bloc, RSP and CPI had three candidates each in the Lok Sabha election. Sitaram Yechury, the party general secretary, said it will carry out post-poll analysis at a two-day meeting on May 26 and 27 in New Delhi. It is interesting to note that only Bikas Ranjan Bhattacharya, former Mayor of Kolkata who had contested from Jadavpur Lok Sabha seat, was able to retain his deposit. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataBhattacharya has finished third in the triangular contest. Mimi Chakraborty of the Trinamool Congress won the seat by 2.95 lakh votes while Anupam Hazra of the BJP came second. According to the rule of the Election Commission of India (ECI), if a candidate fails to achieve one sixth of the total valid votes cast in any constituency, then the amount deposited by the candidate with the EC is seized. For the Lok Sabha polls, it is Rs 25,000 and Rs 10,000 for general candidates. For SC and ST candidates, the amount that is deposited with the Election Commission is half the amount deposited by the general candidates. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateAmong the prominent figures who have forfeited their deposit included Nandini Chakraborty, a teacher of Jadavpur University in Kolkata South, Nepaldeb Bhattacharya, a well-known organiser in Dum Dum, Gargi Chatterjee in Barrackpore, Kaninika Bose (Ghosh) in Kolkata (North) and Deblina Hembram in Jhargram. The CPI(M) was set up in Kolkata in 1964. The first nine Politburo members were Jyoti Basu, Pramode Dasgupta, EMS Namboodiripad, M Basavapunniah, Puchalapalli Sundarayya, B T Randave, A K Gopalan, P Ramamurthi and Harkishan Singh Surjeet. After the Left Front came to power in Bengal in 1977, the CPI(M) slowly became a powerful political force in the country. Even party veteran like Ram Chandra Dome forfeited his deposit. Abhas Roy Choudhury who was fielded in Bardhaman Durgapur also forfeited his deposit. The Left Front’s poll percentage has dropped to 5 percent from 28 percent in 2010. Twenty three percent votes have been transferred to the BJP. It may be mentioned that former Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee had requested party members not to vote for the BJP. The poll result has proved beyond doubt that the political bosses in Alimuddin Street do not have any control over the rank and file. Local leaders supplied the BJP with their election machinery to ensure victory of the candidates. The CPI(M) supporters said the party has failed to assess the situation. To oust the Trinamool Congress from Bengal, the party has taken a suicidal step and it will not be easy for it to bounce back.last_img read more

Argentine cherry industry set for bright future

first_img Argentine cherry industry set for bright future … U.S. cherry exports to China were down by 41% by the end of August, and while Canada was far off being able to fill the supply gap, it enjoyed a very lucrative year.China hit U.S. cherries with two rounds of tariffs hikes this year in April and July, increasing duties from 10% to 50%.Newly published USDA data shows the U.S. sent 13,335 metric tons (MT) of cherries to China through August, compared to 22,662MT sent last year.Total U.S. cherry exports to all markets were down by 20% year-on-year at 84,743MT.Meanwhile, Canada boosted its exports to China by 82% to reach 2,914MT, according to Statistics Canada.The increase meant that 27% of its total cherry exports – which rose by 5% year-on-year to 10,620MT through August – were shipped to the Asian country.But while Canada’s cherry export volumes to China rose by 82%, the FOB values for its China shipments rose by double that rate, increasing 152% to US$25.8 million.This also helped push Canada’s total cherry FOB value up by 60% to US$88.9, despite total export volumes rising by just 5%.By comparison over the last three years – during which time its cherry exports weren’t far off this year’s level – the total FOB values ranged from US$55.5 million to US$62.9 million.The U.S. fetched slightly higher average prices for its cherries this season. The FOB value for exports to China dropped by 34% to US$80.6 million, against a volume drop of 41%, while total FOB values were down by 17% at US$497.1 million, compared to the volume decline of 20%.Chile increases Chinese focusMeanwhile, Chile, which last season increased total cherry exports by a massive 94% to 185,184MT through March, has been increasing focus on China, which was already its biggest market by far.Exports to China rose by 110% during the 2017-18 season to 156,944MT, meaning 85% of its shipments went to the Asian country.The result was lower prices for Chile than in the previous few years. But the declines mainly occurred in the latter stages of the season, and overall average FOB values per kilo were down by just 6% in China at US$4.35. October 12 , 2018 You might also be interested in Canada: BC cherry exports could still be significa …last_img read more

Patagonian cruise line Australis will launch its b

first_imgPatagonian cruise line Australis will launch its brand new expedition ship – Ventus Australis – in January 2018, with a spectacular, but remote, glacier at the southernmost tip of South America added into the new ‘bottom of the world’ itinerary.The huge and rarely visited Condor Glacier in Agostini Sound will be a highlight of a new, four-night Patagonian Explorer itinerary that the 210-passenger Ventus Australis will offer from Ushuaia in Argentina to Punta Arenas in Chile when the ship debuts on 2 January 2018.Passengers will be able to see the glacier up close on zodiacs, and also watch out for the Andean condors that gave the glacier its name. The Andean condor is the largest,flying bird in the world, weighing up to 15kg and with a maximum wingspan of 3.3m.Ventus Australis will be the only ship in the world to visit the Condor Glacier regularly, with the exclusive new four-night sailing from Ushuaia available every eight days from January to March 2018, and again from September 2018 to April 2019.To mark the debut of Ventus Australis, Australis has indefinitely frozen fares for the next two summer seasons at the same level as those for the current 2016/17 summer season.Australis is also offering a 10 per cent discount to passengers who combine two four-night cruises to create an eight-night exploration of the spectacular mountain and glacier-lined fjords of Tierra del Fuego, the Magellan Strait and Beagle Channel. The route from Punta Arenas back to Ushuaia will vary slightly, taking in different glaciers, islands and bays, allowing those who do back-to-back cruises to enjoy an in-depth, eight-night expedition of the breathtaking fjords of Tierra del Fuego.Fares for four-night sailings aboard Ventus Australis in the 2017/18 and 2018/19 seasons are available from USD$1440 person, twin-share. A combo eight-night cruise is available from USD$2592 per person, twin-share, including a 10 per cent discount. Prices include guided excursions ashore and beverages through an open bar.The Patagonian Explorer itinerary through the mountain-lined fjords of Tierra del Fuego also includes Cape Horn, where guests can walk ashore, weather permitting, Wulaia Bay, a Magellanic penguin colony at Magdalena Island and three other glaciers – Pia, Giribaldi and Aguila – where guests will be taken ashore by zodiacs for close-up views and walks.Ventus Australis will be a twin sister to the line’s other vessel, the popular 210-guest Stella Australis, with both offering panoramic floor to ceiling cabin windows, free open bar, complimentary, guided excursions, nature lectures and gourmet cuisine including local dishes and Chilean and Argentine wines.IMAGE: Condor Glacier expedition cruisePatagoniaSouth Americalast_img read more