first_imgThe Aussies were struggling at 27 for 4 in their second innings when veterans Ricky Ponting (60) and Michael Hussey (batting at 79) came to the team’s rescue on the third day of the first Test against India at Melbourne Cricket Ground on Wednesday. The duo has been facing criticism from the Australian media for their poor form with experts asking for them to be given the boot. However, the Aussie top order collapse brought out the best from the two cricketing giants. Repaying the faith imposed on them by the Aussie selectors, the veterans struck crucial half centuries to rescue the hosts. The duo was at its aggressive best adding a crucial 115 runs to power the hosts from 27 for 4 to 142 for 5 to save Australia the blushes and silence their critics. “I don’t care what people from outside the dressing room are saying. If I feel like I have got some support inside the dressing room then that’s all that really matters to me… There is plenty of motivation out there for me but first and foremost it’s for me to be a successful player in a successful team,” Ponting told newsmen after the third day’s game. The former Australian skipper had scored 62 in the first innings of the Test.last_img read more

first_imgAdvertisement AdvertisementKings XI Punjab’s captain Ravichandran Ashwin has caused quite a stir recently in the match against Rajasthan Royals. He ‘mankaded’ Rajasthan Royals’ batsman Jos Buttler on Monday.Some criticised Ashwin’s this move saying he violated the spirit of cricket while some argued that it was a legitimate decision. Legendary Australian spinner Shane Warne went so far as to call Ashwin’s act as “a disgraceful and low act”.Now Ashwin has broken his silence on the mankading incident and said that his “conscience was clear”.“People can say that they believe it is right or wrong, that is their opinion, but you can’t say that Ashwin is a villain. That is not in my character,” Ashwin told India Today.“There is nothing to defend. It was instinctive. I didn’t plan to wait for Buttler to go out and I will hit (the bails). He had done that four or five times,” Ashwin said.“It is in the rules if the batsman goes out of his crease then you can whip the bails off. Nobody told the batsman to stay in the crease, but it his responsibility to stay inside the crease.“And most importantly my conscience was clear. People who know me well, know that I will never do anything illegal.”ALSO READ:Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly backs Virat Kohli to take RCB forward in IPL 2019last_img read more

first_imgSergej Milinković-Savić Man Utd target Milinkovic-Savic: I’m more Toure than Zidane Stephen Creek 23:29 6/9/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments() sergejmilinkovicsavic-cropped Getty Images Serbia Costa Rica v Serbia World Cup The midfielder said he sees himself as a “future play-maker” as he reflected on an impressive season at Lazio Serbia midfielder and reported Manchester United target Sergej Milinkovic-Savic has played down comparisons between his game and that of World Cup winner Zinedine Zidane, saying: “I see myself as more of a Yaya Toure.”Milinkovic-Savic scored 12 goals in 35 appearances for Lazio as the Biancoceleste finished fifth in Serie A in 2017-18, and his performances drew comparisons to former France, Juventus and Real Madrid star Zidane.It has also reportedly drawn the interest of multiple big clubs, including the Red Devils, though the midfielder remains at Lazio for the time being. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Arsenal would be selling their soul with Mourinho move The 23-year-old is now with the Serbia squad, preparing for their World Cup Group E opener against Costa Rica, and says he is relishing the pressure of stepping onto the game’s biggest stage.”I think that I’m in a really good place right now,” he told FIFA.com.”Pressure? I love pressure, it gets the best out of me. That’s when I feel the best and give maximum on the pitch – those who know me can confirm that.”I am absolutely ready for Russia. If I need to earn the trust of the head coach [Mladen] Krstajic, I will do my best to justify that.”Born in Lleida in Catalonia, Milinkovic-Savic could have opted to play for Spain but insists “my country is Serbia and I am always proud to say that”.”I think I’m in a really good place right now”Will 🇷🇸Serbia’s Sergej Milinkovic-Savic be the breakthrough star of the 2018 #WorldCup ? 🤔Read our exclusive interview  https://t.co/DhIDY8sRsW pic.twitter.com/pgl76Xm53L — FIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) June 9, 2018 He is likely to feature in a line of three attacking players behind lone striker Aleksandar Mitrovic in Serbia’s starting line-up and, to those comparing his role to that played by Zidane for France, he said: “That comparison can only flatter me.”Milinkovic-Savic added: “However, I see myself more as a Yaya Toure. As for idols, I can say I have always watched and looked up to Nemanja Matic as well.”I can see myself as a future playmaker. That is how I like to play most, and my last season in Lazio has proved it.”last_img read more

first_img Indo-Asian News Service New DelhiMay 7, 2019UPDATED: May 7, 2019 10:52 IST Farhat also urged the cricketers who have been named and shamed in Afridi’s book to “speak up and tell the truth” (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSShahid Afridi has been creating headlines ever since his autobiography got releasedAfridi has criticised many former players, including Javed Miandad, Waqar Younis and Gautam Gambhir in the bookA petition has been filed in a Pakistan court to stop further publication of his bookOut-of-favour Pakistan batsman Imran Farhat has lashed out at Shahid Afridi, saying the former all-rounder was a “selfish player” who ruined many careers for his own good.Afridi has raised many eyebrows with his latest autobiography titled “Game Changer”. Be it his views on Kashmir and 2010 spot-fixing scandal or his age revelation, Afridi has been creating headlines ever since his autobiography got released.He has criticised many former players, including Javed Miandad, Waqar Younis and Gautam Gambhir in the book which is co-authored by journalist Wajahat S. Khan.In a series of tweets, Farhat said he was ashamed to know that Afridi, who lied for 20 years about his age, is naming and blaming some of the legendary cricketers of Pakistan.”I am utterly ashamed from what I have heard and read so far regarding this new book of Afridi, someone who has lied about his age for 20 odd years now decides to come clean and name and blame some of our living legends,” said the 36-year-old.”I have a lot of stories to tell regarding this so called Saint we have had the pleasure of playing with. He sure is talented enough to become a politician,” he added.Farhat, who played 40 Tests and 58 ODIs for Pakistan, also urged the cricketers who have been named and shamed in Afridi’s book to “speak up and tell the truth”.”I have a fair few stories to tell and I urge all the players who have been named and shamed to speak up and tell the truth about this selfish player who has ruined plenty of careers for his own good,” said Farhat.advertisementMeanwhile, a petition has been filed in a Pakistan court to stop further publication of his book.Also Watch:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow Shahid AfridiaFollow Imran FarhatFollow game changerFollow Shahid Afridi autobiography Selfish Shahid Afridi ruined plenty of careers for his own good: Imran FarhatIn a series of tweets, imran Farhat said he was ashamed to know that Shahid Afridi, who lied for 20 years about his age, is naming and blaming some of the legendary cricketers of Pakistan.advertisementlast_img read more

first_img India Today Web Desk LondonSeptember 12, 2019UPDATED: September 12, 2019 09:16 IST Joe Root has failed to put up big scores in Ashes 2019 (Reuters)HIGHLIGHTSJoe Root rued the fact that England couldn’t prevent Australia from retaining the AshesRoot, however, looked back at the World Cup 2019 win with fondnessRoot also ruled out any chages in the England captaincyEngland captain Joe Root has insisted that while not winning the Ashes might be disappointing but their maiden men’s World Cup victory in July means that 2019 should still be seen as a successful year for the team. Australia retained the Ashes after beating the hosts in the 4th Test in Manchester thereby taking a 2-1 lead with just one Test to go.However, Root said that England’s primary aim now is to win the Oval Test and draw the series while collecting some valuable World Test Championship points.”It’s bitterly disappointing to not have got the Ashes back, but we haven’t lost anything yet,” he said.”We’ve got to make sure that we square the series up and there’s Test Championship points to play for as well which down the line could make a huge difference. To win the first 50-over World Cup is a huge achievement for English cricket, so, absolutely, it should be seen as a successful year, but we’ve got a chance to level this series and make it slightly better than it looks right now so that’s the full focus of the group.”England’s failure to stop Australia from retaining the Ashes – a 1st in 18 years – has also led to questions about Root’s captaincy to go along with those about playing techniques of several players in the current side.”In terms of personnel, things might change, as they have done for a while. But ultimately we need to focus on the core group of players that are going to lead this team forward both home and away and build from that and towards winning in Australia. We keep looking at different ways for sure, trying different things,” he said.advertisementRoot also heaped praise on talismanic Australian batsman Steve Smith, whose 671 runs in just 5 innings have largely been the difference between the 2 sides.”He’s played extremely well. He’s not really given many chances and we feel on a number of occasions in the first 20 balls we’ve beaten the bat a lot and it could have been very different but he’s managed to ride that out well and when he’s got in he’s made it really count.”The 5th and final Ashes Test starts at The Oval on Thursday.Also Read | Ashes: James Anderson has restarted the cycle of excuses, says Michael VaughanAlso Read | Ashes 2019: England bring in Sam Curran, Chris Woakes for 5th TestFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow Joe RootFollow Ashes 2019Follow Steve SmithFollow World Cup 2019 2019 a success for England despite missing out on the Ashes: Joe RootEngland captain Joe Root, who became the 1st England captain in 18 years to have failed to win the Ashes at home, insisted that the World Cup 2019 means that the current year should still be counted as a successful one for his team.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

first_img never leave the barbecue unattended when in use make sure grease does not build up on barbeque burners keep the barbecue at least one metre away from any combustible materials keep loose clothing away from a hot barbecue keep children and pets away at least one metre from a hot barbeque when finished barbecuing, first turn the propane cylinder valve off, then the burner control knobs allow barbeque to cool completely before storing in apartments or condominiums, check with the building owner/manager about barbequing on balconies. For more information around fire safety, visit the Office of the Fire Marshal website at, https://novascotia.ca/dma/firesafety/fireprevention.asp . For those who are barbequing: install smoke alarms on every story and outside all sleeping rooms test smoke alarms monthly or each time you return to the cottage install carbon monoxide alarms if you have a fuel burning appliance know the civic address for your cottage and have a means to call 911 in an emergency remember to check http://novascotia.ca/burnsafe/ daily for any open-air burning restrictions around domestic brush burning and campfires. As well, check your municipality’s bylaws check heating appliances and chimneys before using when using a generator, make sure it is a safe distance from any door or window openings With summer fast approaching, Nova Scotians will be spending more time at the cottage, going to the beach and barbequing. The Office of the Fire Marshal recommends the following fire safety tips to help ensure everyone has a safe and happy summer. For cottage fire safety:last_img read more

first_imgTORONTO – Movie star Seth Rogen, Olympic medallists Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, and retired astronaut Chris Hadfield are joining Canada’s Walk of Fame.The organization said Monday its latest cohort of influential Canadians will also include a posthumous honour for Montreal singer Leonard Cohen.In total, 10 people will be recognized at a ceremony slated for December, which also marks the event’s 20th anniversary.Also joining the club is Rogen’s frequent collaborator Evan Goldberg, a writer, director and childhood friend who rose alongside Rogen to the upper echelons of Hollywood with hit movies including “Superbad” and “Pineapple Express.”The Vancouver-born duo — who will share a star with their names on the same plaque — welcomed the news with a video spoof of “The Red Green Show” posted online Monday.Their version, called “The Seth + Evan Show,” featured the comics dressed in plaid shirts and khakis that recalled the looks of titular character Red and his bespectacled nephew Harold.“Being Canadian is the biggest honour anyone could ask for,” Rogen said in the role of Red. “But an even bigger honour is getting inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame.”Doctors Without Borders president Joanne Liu, singer-songwriter Andy Kim and billionaire businessman Jimmy Pattison, head of the Jim Pattison Group, are also set to be honoured.And U.S.-born funnywoman Andrea Martin is getting a spot for spending her formative years in Canada working on “SCTV,” as well as “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” and other homegrown productions. She recently received her Canadian citizenship.The inclusion of Olympic favourites Virtue and Moir might come as a surprise, acknowledged walk of fame head Jeffrey Latimer, because they’re still active in their skating careers.“Many times the walk of fame has celebrated the success of great sports figures and Olympians after (they)… have retired,” he noted.But Latimer said he believed it’s important to induct sports figures “when they are on top of the world.”This year’s honorees will also be part of the “hometown star” initiative launched earlier this year, in which markers will be laid near the places each honouree grew up.Inductees will also receive $10,000 to donate to a local charity of their choice, Latimer said.Latimer added that the induction gala will include a reunion of past honorees. Invitations have also been sent to former Canadian prime ministers and governors general.“Right now we’ve got over 20 of the past inductees,” Latimer said of those who have committed to attend. “I think there’s going to be many more.”The ceremony takes place Dec. 1 in Toronto and will air on CTV later the same month.——Watch Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s spoof of “The Red Green Show”: https://youtu.be/fILnsm51VYAFollow @dfriend on Twitter.last_img read more

first_imgWASHINGTON — The Senate has delivered back-to-back votes against Saudi Arabia in an unusual rebuke of President Donald Trump’s response to the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.The resolutions are largely symbolic but signal new skepticism from Capitol Hill toward the longtime Middle East ally.One measure recommends that the U.S. end its assistance to Saudi Arabia for the war in Yemen. The other puts the blame for the death of Khashoggi squarely on Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.Both had been vigorously opposed by the Trump administration.The bipartisan votes came two months after the Saudi journalist’s slaying at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul and after Trump persistently equivocated over who was responsible. U.S. intelligence officials have concluded that bin Salman must have at least known of the plot.Mary Clare Jalonick, Lisa Mascaro And Matthew Lee, The Associated Presslast_img read more

first_img___UK’s May faces no-confidence vote after Brexit plan crushedLONDON (AP) — British lawmakers have plunged Brexit into chaos and the U.K. politics into crisis by rejecting Prime Minister Theresa May’s divorce deal with the European Union and leading to a no-confidence vote on her government. The 432 to 202 vote in the House of Commons was widely expected but still devastating for May, whose fragile leadership is now under siege. The no-confidence vote is set for Wednesday.___The IRS is recalling 46,000 workers to handle tax returnsWASHINGTON (AP) — The Internal Revenue Service is recalling about 46,000 of its employees furloughed by the government shutdown — nearly 60 per cent of its workforce — to handle tax returns and pay out refunds. The employees won’t be paid. The Trump administration has promised that taxpayers owed refunds will be paid on time despite the disruption in government services caused by the partial shutdown now in its fourth week.___JPMorgan misses estimates, caused by trading troublesNEW YORK (AP) — JPMorgan Chase is reporting that its fourth-quarter profits jumped sharply from a year earlier but still missed analysts’ estimates because of weakness on its trading desks during the market’s recent bout of volatility.___Hampered by scandals, Wells Fargo’s profits stagnateNEW YORK (AP) — Wells Fargo’s profits fell slightly in the fourth quarter as the consumer banking giant remains restrained by federal regulators, who put a tight leash on it after years of scandals and missteps. The bank saw its total loans fall slightly from a year ago, and deposits were also down slightly. That’s notable because in a growing economy, a bank the size of Wells Fargo would typically be increasing both deposits and assets, just like its competition.___Federal workers take on odd jobs to make ends meetPROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Government workers living without a paycheque are driving for Uber, relying on word of mouth and social networks to find handyman work and odd jobs to help pay the bills during the longest shutdown in U.S. history. The tens of thousands of out-of-work government employees have more options than in past shutdowns given the rise of the so-called “gig economy.” But giving Lyft rides is no substitute for stable work and a steady paycheque.___Going public? For Uber, Lyft and others, shutdown slows IPOsWASHINGTON (AP) — Brian Lane, a securities lawyer at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher who led the SEC’s corporation finance division in the late 1990s, said some IPOs planned for spring could be delayed until fall if the shutdown persists. For larger companies with ample cash reserves, the problem is manageable, Lane said. But smaller companies that lack deep sources of funding from the private credit markets or from venture capitalists could be hurt.___Facebook to invest $300 million in news, focusing on localNEW YORK (AP) — Facebook says it is investing $300 million over the next three years in local news programs, partnerships and other initiatives. The cash investment includes reporting grants for local newsrooms and investing in nonprofits aimed at helping support local news. The move comes at a difficult time for the news industry, facing falling profits and print readership. Online ad giants including Google and Facebook itself are partly to blame as they shifted advertising dollars way from print media.___Mnuchin urges senators to support easing Russia sanctionsWASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has met with Republican senators to persuade them to support the Trump administration’s decision to ease sanctions on companies linked to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska. Mnuchin spoke to senators on Tuesday ahead of a scheduled vote on a resolution that seeks to block the lifting of penalties against the aluminum manufacturing giant Rusal and two other companies connected to Deripaska.___China to cut taxes, keep policy flexible to counter slowdownBEIJING (AP) — Chinese officials say Beijing plans to slash taxes, step up spending and help resolve financing problems of private and small enterprise to help counter the country’s worst slowdown since the global financial crisis. The officials said Tuesday that Beijing will keep its monetary policy stable but flexible. A deputy central bank governor, Zhu Hexin, said the People’s Bank of China was confident it can keep the value of the Chinese yuan steady. The officials outlined plans for 2019.___The S&P 500 index rose 27.69 points, or 1.1 per cent, to 2,610.30. The Dow Jones Industrial Average added 155.75 points, or 0.7 per cent, to 24,065.59. The technology-heavy Nasdaq composite jumped 117.92 points, or 1.7 per cent, to 7,023.83. The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks rose 12.40 points, or 0.9 per cent, to 1,445.22.Benchmark U.S. crude added 3.2 per cent to $52.11 a barrel in New York. The international standard, Brent crude, gained 2.8 per cent to $60.64 a barrel in London. Wholesale gasoline jumped 3.5 per cent to $1.41 a gallon. Heating oil rose 1.1 per cent to $1.87 a gallon and natural gas fell 2.5 per cent to $3.50 per 1,000 cubic feet.The Associated Presslast_img read more

In 2005 the Assembly declared all cloning incompatible with human dignity and protection of life, voting 84 in favour, 34 against, 37 abstaining and 36 absent, after a decade of work on reproductive cloning by the International Bioethics Committee (IBC) of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).Now the IBC will debate the issue anew at a two-day meeting at UNESCO headquarters in Paris beginning 28 October, noting that some people, mainly scientists, are urging a different approach to therapeutic cloning.“Recent technological developments and new prospects for the use of stem cells in the therapy of human diseases have once again raised the issue of adequacy of international regulations governing this research,” an IBC working group set up at the request of UNESCO Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura said in a report in September.The report noted that the main point of contention in the 2005 Declaration was the question of linking the issues of reproductive and non-reproductive cloning, which was not agreeable to many States who abstained or voted against.The Group calls for human reproductive cloning to be banned at the international level by a legally binding convention, while guidelines for regulating human embryo and stem cell research in countries where it is legal should be developed at the international level. An Observatory Group could be established to new ethical, legal, social, political and scientific developments, and UNESCO should develop specific strategies and materials to promote international discourse on this topic.The other focus of this month’s meeting is the principle of social responsibility as set forth in the Universal Declaration of Bioethics and Human Rights of 2005, including article 14 which states that that “the promotion of health and social development for their people is a central purpose of governments that all sectors of society share.”An IBC working group stressed that this implies that health should be one of the most important purposes of governments, while promoting health and social responsibility is an obligation shared by all societal actors, private and public. 13 October 2008The permissibility of therapeutic cloning will be the focus of a United Nations ethics panel later this month when it considers whether a non-binding General Assembly declaration calling on Member States to ban all forms of human cloning should be reassessed in light of scientific, ethical, social, political and legal advances. read more

“I look to civil society to act as our partners in helping to defuse potential conflicts… you have a vital role to play… by coordinating with bilateral and intergovernmental actors – and with one another,” said Mr. Annan in a message delivered by Special Adviser Stephen Stedman to the Global Conference on the Role of Civil Society in the Prevention of Armed Conflict and Peacebuilding.The three-day conference comes in response to Mr. Annan’s recommendation in his 2001 report on the Prevention of Armed Conflict “to organize an international conference of local, national and international NGOs (non-governmental organizations) on their role in conflict prevention and future interaction with the United Nations.”Urging the creation of a sustainable network of individuals and groups – including partnerships with governments and UN agencies – committed to prevention and peacebuilding at global, regional, and national levels, Mr. Annan said that what is lacking in our conflict prevention efforts is full recognition of our increasing interdependence.“A new security consensus would require us to respond to violent conflicts far more equitably – wherever they erupt,” he said, noting that if peace agreements had been successfully implemented in only two countries, Rwanda and Angola, millions of lives could have been saved.Pointing out the awful consequences when countries that had emerged from war lapsed back into violence, Mr. Annan said that he hoped the establishment of a UN Peacebuilding Commission – a recommendation he has placed before the General Assembly for action at its World Summit in September – would help to prevent such tragedies in the future.“As civil society organizations, you have a vital role to play. You are uniquely placed to facilitate local conflict resolution; to mobilize public support for peace settlements; to support disarmament, demobilization and reintegration of ex-combatants; to champion human rights; and to build trust to encourage healing and reconciliation,” he said. read more

April 12-13: Stress factors at work It seems low pay, the commute in to work, an unreasonable workload and annoying co-workers are biggest stress factors at work, according a recent U.S. survey. Reported by business reporter Andrea MacPherson.Audio Playerhttp://pmd.680news.com/podcasts/news_features/business-feature-work-stress_Andrea-MacPherson_2014-04-11.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. commute|pay|stress|work|workload by News Staff Posted Apr 11, 2014 9:30 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Looking ahead at prospects for recovery and growth Mr Everitt said, “I am extremely proud of what the UK motor industry has achieved, not just its strength and resilience during the last two years but the way it has adapted and transformed itself during the last two decades. There are some really significant challenges ahead of us, but they are also opportunities to strengthen the UK economy, re-build UK supply chains and create long-term careers for a new generation of scientists, engineers and technicians.” Providing the keynote speech, Mr Dennis spoke of the world-class engineering skills located in the UK and the importance of continuing to attracting young talent to the industry. “Over the next few years we must increase the proportion of the UK economy that relies on manufacturing, we must develop our competitiveness on the world stage and we must encourage greater foreign direct investment in manufacturing and engineering,” said Mr Dennis. “These goals can be achieved through a new collaborative approach by industry and government that focuses on education, R&D, participation in success and daring to be different.” Speaking about the national importance of the industry, SMMT chief executive, Paul Everitt said, “Every community around the country has links to the industry – 800,000 people work in it and hundreds of thousands more depend on it for their livelihoods. Automotive is a large, diverse and economically significant industry encompassing design, development and manufacturing as well as retail, distribution, service and repair. Senior executives from across the automotive sector attended a reception at the House of Commons today, demonstrating the significance and diversity of the UK motor industry to new parliamentarians.Organised by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders and hosted by the All-Party Parliamentary Motor Group, the event was attended by over 200 MPs and industry representatives including apprentices from nine global companies that manufacture vehicles in the UK. Industry leaders, including executive chairman of the McLaren Group and McLaren Automotive, Ron Dennis CBE, spoke to MPs about the sector’s economic importance and the opportunities for growth presented by the shift to low carbon transportation. Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Motor Group, Richard Burden MP said, “The UK motor industry plays a significant role in the UK economy, manufacturing products that are exported across the globe. As the trend toward low carbon vehicles gathers pace, we have the opportunity to position the UK as a global leader both in terms of the vehicles we buy and the technology we produce, leading to long-term economic growth.” Download Ron Dennis’ speech below.DownloadClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

first_imgDespite being told she would be reunited with her car on Monday it had still not been found by the time she returned to the airport. Border Force check the passports of passengers arriving at Gatwick Airport (stock picture) Border Force check the passports of passengers arriving at Gatwick Airport (stock picture)Credit:Oli Scarff/Getty Images The 30-year-old added: “I had been on a four-hour journey and had to pay around £200 but I still had no car.”Izola’s cerebral palsy means that her limbs stiffen up easily and she gets aching muscles so she must have been in discomfort but can’t tell me.”Our car also has her support seat in it that I use when I’m feeding her so I need that back. I’ve had to cancel three physiotherapy appointments for Izola.”The owner of 1st Gatwick Parking Mark Smith, which is unrelated to the firm, says he has been contacted by people looking for their cars by phone and at the airport. Hundreds of holidaymakers were left stranded at Gatwick Airport after a car parking firm closed down and failed to return their vehicles.Police were called when meet-and-greet parking company Gatwick First Parking ceased trading and people returning to the airport discovered their cars were missing.Officers said around 120 vehicles were found to be parked at various sites in Sussex and Surrey, and keys for cars left by travellers before they flew out were discovered at a Surrey office.A further 30 keys were found at the firm, which is not a Gatwick-approved meet-and-greet parking company and has no relationship with the airport, but the cars have yet to be found.Kyle and Libby Augustin had returned from a family break to Portugal with their one-year-old twins on Saturday night and discovered the company that was looking after their black Audi Q7 had simply disappeared.center_img The couple’s daughter Izola has cerebral palsy and it was close to midnight when they called Gatwick First Parking.After calling police themselves, the Augustins were initially told that it was a matter for trading standards and they were forced to return home by taxi at a cost of £130.Mrs Augustin, from Tenterden, Kent, said: “We had collected our bags and were all tired but we couldn’t get hold of the firm so we went to where we’d dropped off the car but couldn’t see it and that’s when we bumped into another couple who were on the phone to Sussex Police about their missing car.” “I’ve been here for 30 years and I’ve seen this sort of thing happen before. It is very easy to set up here, blast through the summer and disappear without a trace,” he said.A spokesman for Sussex Police said that although the situation was a civil matter it had worked to reunite owners with their cars, although 30 are still to be located.Sergeant Darren Taylor, of the Gatwick Policing Team, said: “It’s essential that Gatwick Airport passengers use official on-airport parking, or companies registered with Gatwick’s off-airport approved parking operators scheme only, to avoid this sort of thing from happening.” 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.last_img read more

first_imgTODAY MARKS THE 17th International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, 30 years since the UN adopted its Convention against Torture. One would have hoped that, three decades into the battle against torture, Amnesty International would have fewer victims to support.It’s true that many of the 155 governments who have joined the Convention against Torture have taken concrete, practical steps to reduce torture and other ill-treatment drastically.But reports of torture and other ill-treatment continue to stream into our offices daily. In a world traumatised by the threat of terrorism, attitudes to torture appear to be increasingly ambivalent. Fear of powerful armed groups in countries like Nigeria, Iraq and Libya is softening international resolve when it comes to enforcing the ban on torture. And the need to maintain security forces’ loyalty is stifling investigations of abuse in places such as Ukraine.Speak to most people on the street about torture, and they’ll agree the practice should be outlawed. Indeed, that’s a principle we’ve found 82 per cent of people around the world support. Make the scenario a little more concrete, however, and attitudes start to shift. The same survey found 36 per cent of those polled believe torture is sometimes necessary to protect the public.Torture is too barbaric to countenanceHow many Nigerians would sanction torturing a Boko Haram suspect to bring back their schoolgirls – without thinking how often suspects in Nigeria are wrongly accused? How many Ukrainians would defend the ill-treatment of a Russian fighter, suspected of fomenting unrest within their borders – while forgetting the victims from Maidan? We can’t rely on authorities to pick and choose. Even if they always got the right suspects, the grim reality of torture is too barbaric to countenance. The prohibition of torture must be absolute.Unfortunately, torture in conflict is only part of the global picture. In a world where prejudice, discrimination, oppression and violence are still rife, people are tortured because they are poor, because they are different, because they dare speak against their government. Permitting torture in one circumstance gives governments a pretext to widen the net and target others.Launching our flagship global campaign last month, Stop Torture, we discovered that, from the 155 states who have vowed to stamp out torture when they signed the Convention, at least 79 of them carried out torture or other ill-treatment in 2014.Looking back over a five year period, Amnesty International received reports of torture in at least 141 countries – the vast majority of those on which we work.Torture survivorsAlfreda Disbarro from the Philippines is one of five torture survivors Amnesty International members are focusing on as part of the campaign. She told us how a senior police officer pinned her against a wall, punched her repeatedly in the stomach and face, hit her with a club, poked his fingers into her eyes, slapped her, forced a mop into her mouth and banged her head against the wall.One month after the Stop Torture campaign launched, the Philippine National Police’s Internal Affairs Service (IAS) has opened an investigation into Alfreda’s case. They will investigate four police officers for grave misconduct, following a letter from Amnesty International supporters.Ali Aarrass is also profiled in our campaign. Spanish authorities extradited him to Morocco despite fears he would be tortured there. He says he was picked up by intelligence officers and taken to a secret detention centre, where they electrocuted his testicles, beat the soles of his feet and hanged him by his wrists for hours on end.But on 21 May, Moroccan authorities opened an investigation into these reports of torture – following a 19 May decision by the UN Committee against Torture. The Committee found several articles of the Convention against Torture had been violated, and asked the authorities to investigate and report back within 90 days.At the end of a visit to the country on 29 May, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, announced that King Mohamed VI had told her that he would not tolerate torture.Stand in solidarityThese are small steps, but we can build upon them. International attention can make a difference. This week more than 50 Amnesty International offices will mobilise their members and activists on every continent to take part in a worldwide action to support Alfreda, Ali and others like them in their quests for justice.From a football stadium in Mali to the doorstep of the President’s office in Ukraine, Amnesty International supporters around the world will stand in solidarity with victims to demand that governments take concerted action to stamp out torture.Tens of thousands of the organisation’s members will take part in a series of creative actions. Schoolboys with pliers, women wrapped in plastic and protesters wielding mops will turn up outside Embassies – demonstrating different tools and torture techniques. A giant musical instrument made from tools of torture will be played in Lisbon and blindfolded statues will appear on the streets of Berlin, Rabat and Reykjavik.We’ll need these activists again next year, but we’re hoping they’ll be turning out in solidarity with fewer victims. Torture doesn’t have to be inevitable. Torture can be stopped. Help stop it with us.Emily Nevins is the Director of Amnesty International’s Campaigns Programme.On 26 June 2014, Amnesty International will hold a demonstration against torture in Dublin: see more details here. For more information about torture visit Amnesty International’s Stop Torture Campaign.Read: Five persistent myths about torturelast_img read more

first_img 19,518 Views Short URL Yes, it should be blanket limitNot sure beyond urban centresNo need for itVote Mar 31st 2017, 12:41 PM Image: Shutterstock/Alexandru Nika Image: Shutterstock/Alexandru Nika http://jrnl.ie/3316891 Poll: Should 30km speed limit apply to all Irish cities and suburbs? Your daily bite-sized ballot break. Yes, it should be blanket limit (2224) DUBLIN CITY COUNCIL is rolling out a 30km/hr beyond the city centre. Not only will it now apply between the two canals, by May it will have moved out to those residential suburbs that lie just outside the city centre area, such as Glasnevin and Crumlin.We want to know how you feel about this move.Should other local authorities apply the 30km/hr limit to all Irish cities and residential areas that flank their urban centres?center_img By Fora Staff Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 71 Comments Poll Results: No need for it (6611) Friday 31 Mar 2017, 12:41 PM Share9 Tweet Email Not sure beyond urban centres (2260)last_img read more

first_imgCorée du Sud : un robot va aider les surveillants dans les prisonsUn robot muni de caméras va être expérimenté dans une prison en Corée du Sud, afin de venir en aide aux surveillants.Un surveillant-robot est en sur le point d’être testé dans les établissements pénitenciers de la Corée du Sud. Ce robot va veiller à ce que les détenus ne tentent pas de s’échapper et surveillera que chaque détenu soit en sécurité. Par exemple, le robot doit être en mesure de signaler si un détenu s’en prend à un autre.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Les surveillants-robots ne vont probablement pas remplacer les hommes chargés jusqu’ici de cette tâche, mais ils permettront certainement à ces derniers de relâcher un peu de stress, dans un milieu où les conditions de travail sont difficiles et l’attention soutenue.Le robot, fabriqué en Corée du Sud, sera doté de caméras 3D qui le rendront réceptifs aux comportements humains. Grâce à des capteurs et des logiciels, il pourra détecter des anomalies dans l’activité des prisonniers. Un poste de contrôle sera chargé d’analyser les messages envoyés par le robot.Le 13 avril 2012 à 16:50 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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first_imgBrent Luyster’s triple-murder case captured the public’s interest from across the nation and was arguably one of Clark County’s most notorious in recent years. It was also one of the most expensive.Luyster’s case was the county’s second-most expensive in the last decade, according to public records obtained and analyzed by The Columbian.Less than $1,000 separated Luyster’s total defense costs from the costliest case, a 2011 case in which Dennis Wolter was convicted of aggravated murder. And Luyster’s defense cost taxpayers more than three times Darrin Sanford’s 2009 aggravated murder case.Clark County Indigent Defense spent $374,594 on Luyster, compared with $375,439 on Wolter and $111,571 on Sanford, according to Indigent Defense Manager Ann Christian. And that doesn’t count the costs of the initial investigation and prosecuting the case, which are virtually impossible to calculate.Luyster — a violent white supremacist — was convicted in November of aggravated first-degree murder and was later sentenced to three life sentences without the possibility of release, plus nearly 54 years for additional convictions. He is being housed at the Washington State Penitentiary in Walla Walla, Washington’s toughest prison.A Clark County Superior Court jury found that Luyster fatally shot his best friend, Zachary David Thompson, 36; friend, Joseph Mark LaMar, 38; and LaMar’s partner, Janell Renee Knight, 43, at LaMar’s home in Woodland in July 2016. He also shot Thompson’s partner, Breanne Leigh, in the face, but she survived.last_img read more

first_imgThis article first appears on FOLIO: sister site, min.As we examine the first half (January – June 2011) of the 38 weekly/biweekly magazines that we track at min, less than half the pubs are showing ad-page gains in advertising in 2011 compared to 2010. Five mags show double-digit gains: TV Guide (+31.46 percent), Us Weekly (+18.2 percent), The Week (+17.3 percent), Autoweek (+16.45 percent) and Bloomberg Businessweek (+15.81 percent).Read the rest of the article here.last_img