Germany vs Argentina: FIFA World Cup 2014 Final, Rio de Janeiro

first_imgArgentina’s Lionel Messi fights for the ball against Germany in World Cup final With two quick and sublimely deft touches, Mario Goetze ended Germany’s 24-year wait for another World Cup title. Goetze scored the winning goal in extra time to give Germany a 1-0 victory over Argentina on Sunday in a tight and tense World Cup final that came down to a few moments of individual skill.Goetze, who wasn’t born when West Germany beat Argentina in the 1990 final, controlled a cross with his chest in the 113th minute and in one fluid motion volleyed the ball past goalkeeper Sergio Romero and inside the far post from five yards out.It was a goal that gave Germany its fourth World Cup title in its eighth final, and left Argentina star Lionel Messi still walking in the shadow of his compatriot Diego Maradona, who led his country to the 1986 title.Goetze went on as a substitute for Miroslav Klose toward the end of regulation time and the 22-year-old midfielder’s fresh legs made the difference.Team Lineups(from):Germany: Manuel Neuer; Mats Hummels, Jerome Boateng, Benedikt Howedes; Philipp Lahm, Christoph Kramer (Andre Schurrle, 31st), Bastian Schweinsteiger, Toni Kroos, Mesut Ozil (Per Mertesacker, 120th); Thomas Muller, Miroslav Klose (Mario Gotze, 88th).Argentina: Sergio Romero; Pablo Zabaleta, Martin Demichelis, Ezequiel Garay, Marcos Rojo; Lucas Biglia, Javier Mascherano, Enzo Perez (Fernando Gago, 86th); Lionel Messi, Gonzalo Higuain (Rodrigo Palacio, 78th), Ezequiel Lavezzi (Sergio Aguero, 46th)last_img read more

Indian Super League 2019-20 Live Streaming: When and Where to Watch Chennaiyin FC vs Hyderabad FC Telecast

first_img atkbengaluru fcchennaiyin fcfc goa First Published: November 25, 2019, 6:04 PM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. The Indian Super League 2019-20 returns to action after the international break. On Monday, November 25, John Gregory’s Chennaiyin FC will host Hyderabad FC at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. Both the teams, who are currently struggling in the bottom half of the ISL table, will try their level best to bag all three points. While Chennaiyin FC will be desperate to impress the home fans, ISL debutants Hyderabad FC will also have a pressure to prove their game. They have won just one of their four games in their debut season. The Indian Super League 2019-20 Chennaiyin FC Vs Hyderabad FC will commence at 7:30 PM.PROBABLE LINE-UPS: Chennaiyin FC: Vishal Kaith (GK), Lucian Goian, Eli Sabia, Jerry Lalrinzuala, Tondonba Singh, Dhanpal Ganesh, Anirudh Thapa, Dragos Firtulescu, Lallianzuala Chhangte, Rafael Crivellaro, Nerijus ValskisHyderabad FC: Kamaljit Singh (GK), Matthew Kilgallon, Rafael Lopez Gomez, Gurtej Singh, Mohammed Yasir, Nikhil Poojary, Marko Stankovic, Abhishek Halder, Giles Barnes, Marcelo Pereira, Robin SinghA total of 10 teams are participating in the tournament. These teams are Odisha FC, Kerala Blasters FC, Bengaluru FC, ATK, NorthEast United FC, Hyderabad FC, Mumbai City FC, Chennaiyin FC, FC Goa and Jamshedpur FC.What time will Indian Super League 2019-20 Chennaiyin FC Vs Hyderabad FC match start?The ISL 2019-20 Chennaiyin FC Vs Hyderabad FC match will start at 7:30 PM on Monday, November 25. The Chennaiyin FC Vs Hyderabad FC fixture will be played at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Chennai.Where to watch Indian Super League 2019-20 Chennaiyin FC Vs Hyderabad FC match on TV?The Chennaiyin FC Vs Hyderabad FC match can be viewed on the television sets on sports channel Star Sports 2 and Star Sports 2 HD.Where to watch Indian Super League 2019-20 Chennaiyin FC Vs Hyderabad FC match on live streaming?The live streaming of Chennaiyin FC Vs Hyderabad FC, Indian Super league 2019-20 will be available on Hotstar and Jio TV. last_img read more

Cristiano Ronaldo feels persecuted after losing ban appeal

first_imgReal Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo accused the Spanish football federation (RFEF) of persecution after his appeal against a five-game ban for pushing a referee was dismissed on Wednesday.The striker shoved referee Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea after being sent off during Madrid’s 3-1 win over Barcelona in the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup final on Sunday.Madrid appealed but that was rejected a few hours before the second leg at the Santiago Bernabeu, meaning Ronaldo misses the match as well as his team’s first four La Liga fixtures.”It’s impossible not to react to this situation, 5 games! It seems to me exaggerated and ridiculous, this is called persecution!” Ronaldo wrote in an Instagram post.The RFEF did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment.Madrid could still take the case to the Spanish government’s sports court to try to reduce the ban.Some Madrid fan groups are planning to protest against unfair refereeing, which they say their club has suffered, by waving white handkerchiefs at the second leg of the Super Cup final, according to Spanish media reports.last_img read more

It will be a tough selection for third Test: Buttler

first_imgLondon, Aug 15 (PTI) With Ben Stokes back and his replacement at Lord’s, Chris Woakes, grabbing the opportunity with a maiden hundred, England could face a selection dilemma ahead of the third Test against India, feels wicketkeeper Jos Buttler. “It will be a tough selection for the third Test at Trent Bridge. Sam Curran and Chris Woakes have won the Man of the Match awards in the first two Tests and, with Ben Stokes coming back into the squad, it will be a difficult decision for the coach and captain,” Buttler wrote in Sky Sports. England lead the five-match series 2-0 after wins in Birmingham and London. All-rounder Stokes returned to the side after being found not guilty at the Bristol Crown Court yesterday. “… But Stokes walks into most teams around the world and so, back available, I’m sure he will be one of the first names on the team sheet. I’m looking forward to seeing him joining us back at training.” “It has been a difficult 10 or 11 months for him, I’m sure, but it’s important for him that he can get back to being the amazing cricketer we know and love.” “The England dressing room is high on confidence after two big wins against the world number one team. “The atmosphere among the lads is great after such an emphatic win over India at Lord’s. The dressing room is a special place to be on days like that – celebrating with your teammates, it’s one of the most enjoyable parts of playing cricket.” PTI AH AHadvertisementlast_img read more

Worcester’s Josh Adams deepens Premiership gloom for London Irish

first_imgmatch reports Reuse this content Sign up to the Breakdown for the latest rugby union news Since you’re here… Share on Pinterest Support The Guardian Premiership … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.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 hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Share on Facebook Read more Share via Email Topics With Worcester on the brink of confirming that their director of rugby, Gary Gold, will be departing sooner than planned to take up his new role as the US Eagles head coach, this was also a result that will be greeted with some relief in Northampton, who remain 14 points ahead of Irish and in control of their own destiny. A mere five minutes had elapsed when a neat left-footed chip behind the defence from Ryan Mills was neatly finished off by Adams in the left corner and Pennell’s conversion increased the visitors’ discomfort.In full flow the Warriors look a more than decent side, particularly with Hougaard back at scrum-half and the underrated Mills helping to pull the midfield strings. They have also suffered more than their fair share of treatment room agony and the premature departure of their unlucky tighthead, Nick Schonert, with another ankle ligament injury underlined the Premiership’s heavy attrition rate.It had a sizeable effect on a previously one-sided contest after Pennell had extended the lead to 10-0 with an excellent long-range penalty. First Greig Tonks clawed back three points with a 35th-minute penalty before Lewington showed rare pace to score a stunning solo try, regathering a bouncing ball ahead of a dawdling Adams. It was suddenly Worcester’s turn to fret, albeit briefly. In the final seconds of the half some space materialised in the Irish midfield and Adams, now the league’s leading finisher, redeemed himself with his eighth Premiership try of the season.The second half proved rather less eye-catching, aside from a spat involving Donncha O’Callaghan and the former Australian hooker Saia Fainga’a. The Irish lock appeared to take a tug at the ex-Wallaby’s dreadlocks at one point, prompting Fainga’a to retaliate with a swipe to O’Callaghan’s face. But the referee, Wayne Barnes, in charge of a record-breaking 191st Premiership game, opted not to show either man a card.Irish will probably need to win at least four of their last 11 fixtures to stand even a chance of survival, starting at home to Newcastle next Saturday. Worcester will head to Saracens under the command of the experienced South African Alan Solomons, drafted in to assist Gold back in October. The latter is not yet entirely writing off Irish – “They’ll never give up the fight” – but the Warriors can now look forward to Premiership rugby next season regardless of who is in permanent charge.Worcester: Pennell; Heem, Willison (Humphreys, 78), Mills, Adams; Lance (Olver, 59), Hougaard; Waller (Bower, 64), Singleton (Taufete’e, 64), Schonert (Milasinovich, 12), O’Callaghan (capt; Barry, 64), Spencer, Denton (Faosiliva, 64), Lewis, Van Velze. Tries: Adams 2. Cons: Pennell 2. Pens: Pennell 3.London Irish: Tonks (Bell, 54; Northcote-Green, 74); Cokanasiga, Fowlie (Tikoirotuma, 59), McLean, Lewington; Marshall, Meehan (Steele, 50); Reid (Elrington, 59), Fainga’a (Woolstencroft, 59), Du Plessis (Chawatama, 59), Van der Merwe, Paulo (De Chaves 17-29), Coman (capt), Cowan, Treviranus.Try: Lewington. Pen: Tonks.Referee: W Barnes (RFU). Att: 9,600. Rugby union London Irish The Aviva Premiership season has barely reached its halfway point but the odds on London Irish escaping relegation are already starting to lengthen. There was only one winner of this pre-Christmas basement battle with Worcester, now a full 10 points clear of their struggling rivals, and the Exiles will need something truly remarkable to avoid a swift return to the Championship.Worcester, who have picked up 17 points from their last five Premiership games, were far from perfect but two tries from their in-form wing Josh Adams and the accurate boot of Chris Pennell proved sufficient to inflict Irish’s 10th defeat in 11 league games. Irish’s director of rugby, Nick Kennedy, made no attempt to sugarcoat the bitter pill, conceding his team had been “very poor” and fallen short of the required level. “It’s very disappointing and frustrating…we’ve obviously given ourselves some work to do,” he said.In many ways this was a microcosm of the visitors’ season: more injury woe, a slow start and only the occasional flicker of real quality. This season’s Premiership is no place to be even fractionally off the pace and, with the exception of the dangerous Alex Lewington, the Exiles have found the step up in fitness and skill levels difficult to bridge. “I wouldn’t have minded losing if we’d come out and thrown some shots but we didn’t,” said Kennedy. “It’s a big hill, not a mountain, for me but we know we need to get better very quickly. There’s a gap in the league we did not want and the players have two choices now. They can wake up and feel sorry for themselves or do everything they can to fight and win the next game.”Even before kick-off there was an ominous start to Irish’s evening when it emerged their captain, Fergus Mulchrone, and the All Black prop Ben Franks had been injured in the morning’s captain’s run. The Exiles have endured relentlessly grim luck with injuries and, without seeking to make excuses, Kennedy admitted preparations had been disrupted. Share on LinkedIn Share on Twitter Share on WhatsApp Share on Messenger Worcesterlast_img read more

Joe Root reaches century on last ball as England beat India to win ODI series 2-1

first_img Read more England cricket team Reuse this content Share via Email Share on WhatsApp Facebook Cricket England Cricket (@englandcricket)Root out. 👊 pic.twitter.com/VTv3KkUdJTJuly 17, 2018 India cricket team Since you’re here… Women’s Super League kicks off … before all six teams are kicked out Pinterest Share on LinkedIn Share on Twitter Twitter Then with barely a scare Root, the man of the series, and Morgan combined with purpose. On 69 Root was stumped off a no-ball from Yuzvendra Chahal; on 85 Morgan was dropped at mid-on. Otherwise they coped admirably against the Indian spinners, who had so tormented them earlier in this series and the T20s and who were getting the ball to turn on such an arid surface. England had recognised a problem and resolved it, which is what good sides do. “Those spinners did for us again in the middle overs,” said one of the captains after the game and remarkably that was Kohli. It was Morgan who simply observed that his spinners were “brilliant”. India’s innings began with unaccustomed wariness mainly because Wood and Willey found not only a good length but also a hint of swing. After 18 balls Rohit Sharma holed out off Willey for two. The introduction of Liam Plunkett hastened the run rate with his first two overs yielding 21 runs, mostly to silky cover drives by Shikhar Dhawan, but a moment of brilliance from Ben Stokes ended a dangerous partnership alongside India’s captain. Kohli clipped the ball to square leg but was not keen on a single. Dhawan was, however, and he advanced down the pitch a fraction too far. Stokes hurled the ball at the stumps at the bowler’s end and he hit them. There was no great celebration from the England side as the speed of Stokes’s throw deceived everyone.Kohli’s departure was even more influential. A fizzing leg‑break from Rashid pitched on middle and leg and passed the outside edge of the bat to clip the off bail. An aghast Kohli, who looked almost as astonished as Mike Gatting all those years ago against Shane Warne at Old Trafford, hesitated before departing. There followed a few nervous moments for England as the third umpire confirmed that the ball had broken the stumps before the intervention of Jos Buttler’s gloves, an outcome that would have relieved England’s wicketkeeper since he had earlier spilled a tough chance off Moeen Ali when Kohli was on 23. In the same over Suresh Raina was satisfyingly pouched at leg slip by Root – the satisfaction coming from the fact that England had stationed a leg slip in the first place. … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.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 hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Share on Messenger Share on Pinterest England thrashed India by eight wickets with 33 balls to spare, a victory far more straightforward than anyone could have expected and one of the most rewarding since the last World Cup. This win secured the series 2-1 against the No 2 side in the world in the sort of conditions India would have welcomed: a dry surface offering some turn to their spin bowlers. MS Dhoni tried to restore the innings but in the last two games he has looked like a man swimming against the tide. Shardul Thakur was the solitary batsman to cause any trouble when he hit the only two sixes of the innings in the penultimate over.England’s pursuit began rapidly. Jonny Bairstow had hit seven boundaries in nine deliveries before gently clipping the ball to midwicket. James Vince on his return to England colours settled easily, produced some graceful strokes and was then run out for an infuriating 27. He might have set off earlier for a sharp single; he was perhaps unlucky that Dhoni redirected the ball on to the stumps so deftly. Rashid was the man of the match and seems to be benefiting from concentrating solely on the white‑ball game; he is so much more confident in this format than in Test cricket. The soundest strategy may be to let him be until the 2019 World Cup is over since he has become such a crucial weapon for Morgan. Thereafter it might be a good idea to invite Rashid to reconsider bowling with a red ball. England restricted India to 256 for eight, a target which is deemed to be a doddle in this era. But this match had the feel of a final, which made it all the more intriguing, and at the start there was more tension around as a consequence. That all vanished as rapidly as some of the Indian supporters in the last hour as Joe Root and Eoin Morgan calmly cruised to their goal in an unbroken partnership of 186. Root hit his 13th ODI century from the last ball of the match to become England’s most prolific ODI centurion, surpassing Marcus Trescothick.Perhaps the tension was only really evident in the India side as, for the second match in succession, England’s wrist-spinner Adil Rashid proved to be the most effective of the three on view – that must be some kind of record against India. England’s white‑ball specialist took three wickets, including the vital one of Virat Kohli with a delivery he will treasure for decades. More than anyone Rashid was responsible for the shackling of the India batsmen even though there were more economical bowlers on his side – both David Willey and Mark Wood were bang on target at the beginning and end of the innings. Topics Virat Kohli looks stunned after being bowled by Adil Rashid for 71 at Headlingley. Photograph: Simon Davies/ProSports/Rex/Shutterstock Joe Root hits century as England beat India to win third ODI and series – as it happened England v India 2018 The Spin: sign up and get our weekly cricket email. match reports Share on Facebook Support The Guardian Read morelast_img read more

Lindsay Goldberg Mulls Odfjell Terminals Stake Sale

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: Odfjell American private equity firm Lindsay Goldberg (LG) is considering a sale of its 49 percent shareholding in Odfjell Terminals B.V. (OTBV).Announcing the development, Norwegian shipping and tank terminal company Odfjell, which owns the remaining 51 percent in the joint venture, said that it continues to consider the company as its core business.“We are committed long-term to owning, developing and operating tank terminals. However, as a part of LG’s considered sale, Odfjell will evaluate selling its indirect 51 pct shareholding in OTBV subsidiary Odfjell Terminals Rotterdam,” Odfjell said.LG has been Odfjell’s joint venture partner in OTBV’s US and European terminals since 2011.In 2013, the partnership was expanded to include OTBV’s global terminal operations.Odfjell’s existing tank terminals are located in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, Antwerp, Belgium, Sohar, Oman, Singapore, Onsan, Korea, Dalian, Jiangyin and Tianjin in China, and Houston and Charleston in the U.S.One tank terminal is under development in Quanzhou in China. Odfjell SE has also a minority shareholding in the BIK terminal in Iran.last_img read more

La Province accueille favorablement lAccord de libreéchange canadien

first_imgLa Nouvelle-Écosse voit d’un bon œil les possibilités que l’Accord de libre-échange canadien (ALEC) offre aux entreprises et aux citoyens de la province par le truchement d’un commerce intérieur plus libre, d’une plus grande mobilité de la main-d’œuvre et d’un approvisionnement plus ouvert. « L’ALEC mettra en place des règles qui rendront les choses plus faciles et moins coûteuses pour les entreprises néo-écossaises qui voudront vendre leurs biens et leurs services partout au Canada, a déclaré le premier ministre Stephen McNeil. En tant que chef de file dans la promotion d’un cadre réglementaire progressiste pour les entreprises qui veulent faire affaire avec nos homologues de l’Atlantique, nous avons beaucoup à gagner de l’ALEC et de son accent sur la réduction des obstacles réglementaires. » L’Accord devrait entrer en vigueur le 1er juillet. Il crée également un nouveau cadre pour intensifier le commerce interprovincial dans les secteurs comme l’alcool et les services financiers. Au plan national, le commerce intérieur se chiffre à 400 milliards de dollars et représente grosso modo 20 pour 100 du produit intérieur brut (PIB) du Canada. Environ la moitié du commerce des biens et des services en Nouvelle-Écosse se fait avec d’autres provinces. Selon un récent rapport du Conseil économique des provinces de l’Atlantique, l’élimination des obstacles au commerce entre les 10 provinces canadiennes favoriserait à long terme le PIB du Canada atlantique et ces gains pourraient s’élever jusqu’à 7,6 pour 100 du PIB, ou 8,5 milliards de dollars. « Les nouvelles politiques d’ouverture des marchés de l’ALEC, qui visent des secteurs qui étaient auparavant fermés, offriront aux petites et moyennes entreprises de la province plus de possibilités de soumissionner des contrats publics partout au Canada, de préciser le ministre du Commerce, Michel Samson. Les entreprises qui fonctionnent dans des professions réglementées, comme les ingénieurs et les architectes, pourront soumissionner plus facilement les contrats du gouvernement. » Il existera un cadre plus ouvert pour l’approvisionnement dans le secteur de l’énergie, et plus de 4,7 milliards de dollars en contrats d’approvisionnement seront ainsi ouverts à une concurrence plus étendue. L’ALEC comporte également une Table de conciliation et de coopération en matière réglementaire qui travaillera avec les intervenants pour cerner et régler les différences réglementaires qui sont des obstacles au commerce. Le Bureau de l’efficacité de la réglementation et des services a réalisé un certain nombre d’initiatives d’harmonisation dans la région de l’Atlantique aux chapitres des transports, de l’indemnisation des travailleurs et de la santé et de la sécurité au travail. Le nouveau processus national de rapprochement réglementaire fournit une occasion d’élargir le travail qui se fait en région. « Les petites entreprises ont demandé aux premiers ministres canadiens de faire du commerce intérieur une priorité, souligne Jordi Morgan, vice-président pour l’Atlantique de la Fédération canadienne pour l’entreprise indépendante. La fédération est heureuse que les négociations aient donné cet accord ambitieux et nous attendons avec impatience de travailler avec les partenaires gouvernementaux et les entreprises dans sa mise en œuvre en Nouvelle-Écosse. » « L’accroissement de l’accès aux consommateurs d’ici et sur les marchés internationaux est essentiel à la croissance à long terme des manufacturiers canadiens, soutient Michel Raymond, vice-président pour la Nouvelle-Écosse des Manufacturiers et Exportateurs du Canada. Nous saluons les efforts des ministres fédéral-provinciaux-territoriaux du commerce intérieur en vue de créer des chances égales pour tous les intéressés, et ce en assurant l’alignement sur les règles internationales et en veillant à ce que les entreprises canadiennes soient traitées de manière aussi favorable que les entreprises étrangères. »last_img read more

Quebec willing to contribute to Newfoundland and Labrador link Couillard

first_imgQUEBEC – Quebec is willing to contribute financially to the building of a link connecting Labrador to the island of Newfoundland, Premier Philippe Couillard said Thursday.“Not only are we willing to participate but because of the nation-building character of this project, we believe it would be natural for the federal government to be partnering with us,” Couillard told a news conference alongside Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Dwight Ball.The Quebec premier said it’s too early to say how much the province would give to a project that a study released Wednesday estimates would cost about $1.7 billion and take 15 years to complete.The proposed link would offer increased mobility to Labrador’s 27,000 residents and potentially bring more tourism dollars to communities around Yankee Point in Newfoundland, as well as saving travel time for truck drivers crossing from Quebec.Couillard’s “nation-building” reference came a day after Ball made a similar comment and said the project would benefit all Canadians.On Thursday, Ball repeated that sentiment.“I can imagine a corridor that when you drive from St. John’s, Newfoundland, into Vancouver, going through Route 138 (in eastern Quebec), it’s a significant piece of the infrastructure that would be required to make that work,” he said.“Route 138 would be an important piece of that investment for us and, feeding into a fixed link, would indeed be a nation-building project.”On Wednesday, Ball compared the potential link to P.E.I.’s Confederation Bridge, which was built in the late 1990s.Also on Thursday, Ball and Couillard announced a partnership to develop a mineral-rich area that straddles the provinces’ border.The partnership is aimed at developing the mining potential of the Labrador Trough, a 1,200-kilometre geological belt that holds major deposits of iron and other minerals.Under the agreement, the provinces will collaborate in such areas as geological mapping, transportation infrastructure, telecommunications and labour.Ball said the provinces want to create high-quality jobs and help the region compete for global mining investment dollars.The premiers announced the beginning of talks on co-operation last July.last_img read more

Stars To Help Feed The Homeless At LA Mission Thanksgiving Event

first_imgHomeless men, women and children will gather at the Los Angeles Mission for a traditional Thanksgiving meal on Wednesday, November 27 from 8am.Sponsor Wells Fargo Bank will drive its iconic stagecoach to Skid Row to deliver their donations. Los Angeles Christian Health Centers will provide free foot care and exams at the event.Chef Michael Voltaggio will lead a team of Los Angeles’ top chefs to create the menu. Joining him will be Suzanne Goin (The A.O.C. and Lucques), Josiah Citrin (Mélisse), Steve Samson (Sotto), Ray Garcia (FIG), Josef Centeno (Bäco Mercat) and Duff Goldman (Charm City Cakes). Neil Patrick Harris is scheduled to help in the kitchen from 9:30-10:30am.Celebrities, political leaders and chefs listed above and other notables will be there to serve the homeless and support the Mission. Scheduled to appear: Bella Thorne (Shake it Up), Maitland Ward (Boy Meets Girl), Kaitlyn Dever (Last Man Standing), Robert Davi (The Profiler), Lindsey McKeon (Guiding Light), Andrea Bowen (Desperate Housewives), Landry Bender (the Sitter), Rick Schroder (NYPD Blue), Kevin Nealon (Weeds), Susan Yeagley (Parks and Recreation), Jen Lilley (Days of Our Lives), Brandon Molale (Granite Falls), Allie Gonino (The Lying Game), Emma Kenney (Shameless), Chrissie Fit (Teen Beach Movie), Kristian Alfonso (Days of Our Lives), Della Reese (Touched by an Angel), Kelli Goss (Big Time Rush), Savannah Jayde (Big Time Rush), Kate Mansi (Days of Our Lives), Gretchen Rossi & Slade Smiley (Real Housewives of OC), Pamela Bach-Hasselhoff (Baywatch), GG (The Shahs of Sunset), Mary Beth Evens (Days of Our Lives), Aeriel Miranda (Pretty Little Liars), McKinley Freeman (Hit the Floor), Arianny Celeste (Overhaulin’), Octavius Johnson (Ray Donovan), Jo Frost (Supernanny), Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. Mayor Eric Garcetti, City Attorney Mike Feuer and Police Chief Charlie Beck are also exected.Los Angeles Mission, 303 E. 5th Street (Corner of Fifth and Wall St.) Los Angeles (Skid Row) CA 90013last_img read more

Madjer Moroccos last minute decision to postpone CAN 2015 unacceptable

Rabat – Former Algerian international player Rabah Madjer said that Morocco’s request to postpone the 2015 African Cup of Nations at the last moment is unacceptable, pointing at the same time that the Moroccan national team of football was the victim following the exclusion from the African tournament by the Confederation of African football (CAF).In an interview with Reuters agency on Sunday, Rabah Madjer, who is widely remembered for his famous back-heeled equalizer during the European Cup final against Bayern Munich in 1987, said that Morocco knew that requesting to postpone the tournament at the last moment will bring harsh sanctions to Moroccan football, adding that each party shall bear its responsibilities and that Morocco is “well aware of the reasons for not willing to host the African competition.”Commenting on his country’s chances to lift the African prestigious trophy, Madjer said that Algeria’s journey in the finals set to take place in Equatorial Guinea is difficult, mentioning the weather as one of the factors that could stand between Algeria and the African glory. “All things are possible for Algeria. But it is difficult because Algeria had never done this thing even in the years of the eighties when we had a great team. We reached the final in 1980 but lost three goals against Nigeria,” he said.He emphasized that it is always difficult for Arab national teams to play in Africa.“Things will be very difficult for Algeria and Tunisia in equatorial Guinea because of climatic factors such as high temperature and extreme humidity,” he added. read more

Peace talks to continue in Darfur after weekend elections AUUN official stresses

8 April 2010The joint African Union-United Nations chief mediator for Darfur confirmed today that negotiations aimed at generating a comprehensive peace deal to end the ongoing conflict in the western Sudanese region will continue after Sudanese vote in national elections starting this Sunday. “The Mediation earnestly calls on the parties to fully comply with the declared ceasefire with a view to promoting confidence among the parties, improving the security and humanitarian conditions in Darfur, creating an environment conducive to negotiations and alleviating the sufferings of the population in Darfur,” Djibril Bassolé said in a statement released jointly with Ahmed Bin Abdullah Al-Mahmoud, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs in Qatar. In the statement, Mr. Bassolé and Mr. Al-Mahmoud welcomed the Framework Agreement signed between the Sudanese Government and the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) in late February in Doha, Qatar. They also welcomed the Framework Agreement and Ceasefire Agreement between the Government and another rebel group, the Liberation and Justice Movement (LJM), signed last month.The signing of the agreements represents a “quantum leap” and a “crucial phase of the ongoing Doha peace process,” the statement noted.Last month, Ibrahim Gambari, the Joint Special Representative of the African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), described the agreement with the LJM as “another important milestone” on the path towards a comprehensive peace pact in Darfur and said it would have an important impact on the security of people on the ground. Darfur, a region roughly the size of Spain, has been torn by war since 2003, resulting in the deaths of an estimated 300,000 people and the displacement of 2.7 million others. In addition to the conflict in Darfur, Sudan face tensions between its northern and southern regions.The upcoming elections, the first of their kind in 24 years in Sudan, are seen as a benchmark in the implementation of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA), which was signed in 2005 to end the long-running north-south civil war. Voting is due to start on Sunday.The UN Mission in Sudan (UNMIS), which works independently of UNAMID, has been providing technical and logistical support to the Government and the National Elections Commission (NEC) to enable timely conduct of the elections. read more

North American stocks down in latemorning trading loonie edges lower

The Canadian Press TORONTO — Canada’s main stock index edged lower in late-morning trading, weighed down by losses in the industrials sector and energy stocks.The S&P/TSX composite index was down 5.77 points at 16,496.65.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 41.35 points at 27,294.28. The S&P 500 index was down 7.72 points at 2,996.32, while the Nasdaq composite was down 11.95 points at 8,210.85.The Canadian dollar traded for 76.60 cents US compared with an average of 76.62 cents US on Tuesday.The August crude contract was down 36 cents at US$57.26 per barrel and the August natural gas contract was up 1.8 cents at US$2.32 per mmBTU.The August gold contract was up US$10.50 at US$1,421.70 an ounce and the September copper contract was down 0.55 of a cent at US$2.69 a pound. Companies in this story: (TSX:GSPTSE, TSX:CADUSD=X) read more

Governments are installing the Internet but not using it much UN study

The study, called “UN World Public Sector Report 2003: E-Government at the Crossroads,” was released at the Fifth Global Forum on Reinventing Government in Mexico City, Mexico.”While sweeping vision can propel digital development, a too-grandiose approach may result in failures or expensive white elephants, and despite the Internet’s reputation for economy of operation, new systems can be costly,” the report says.”Because of a high rate of failure of specific e-government projects in developed as well as developing countries, bricks-and-mortar public services need to be maintained even as digital applications are increasing.”Security and privacy issues can discourage potential users and disadvantaged groups, like the poor and, in some cases, women, lack access to computers. Even among those with Internet access only one in five, or fewer, engages in online communication with a government, the report says.In that regard, the United Kingdom tops the list of countries where the government has opened itself up to interaction over the Internet with its citizens. The others, in order, are the United States, Canada and Chile (tie), Estonia, New Zealand, Philippines, France and the Netherlands (tie), Australia, Mexico and a three-way tie between Argentina, Ireland and Sweden.Only 15 governments so far have put up online services for public comment on policy issues, it says.”Many governments turn to Internet-based services as a way to cut red tape, or to spread digital infrastructure,” Jose Antonio Ocampo, UN Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, said at the launching of the report.”But we also see the Internet as a means of advancing and consolidating transparency and democracy into the overall practice of public administration. For that reason, we attach great importance to the category of ‘e-participation’ in our global survey and analysis.”The other category is e-readiness, the provision of government services and products online, combined with extensive telecom infrastructure and public education. The top 10 countries, in order, are the United States, Sweden, Australia, Denmark, Britain, Canada, Norway, Switzerland, Germany and Finland. read more

Security Council urged to strengthen efforts to protect civilians during war

Jan Egeland, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, told the Council that not enough progress has been achieved in the past decade in establishing what Secretary-General Kofi Annan has previously labelled as a “culture of protection” towards civilians. Mr. Egeland outlined a grim picture for civilians enduring many of the world’s armed conflicts, highlighting the obstruction or denial of humanitarian access, the dangers – often deadly – faced by humanitarian workers in providing relief, the particular vulnerability during conflicts of women and children, the plight of refugees and internally displaced people, and the climate of impunity surrounding human rights abuses. Sexual violence continues to be a weapon of war, and many conflicts have become “forgotten emergencies,” dropping off the radar of the foreign media and the governments of Member States, he said. Mr. Egeland, who is also the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator, said this year’s 10th anniversary of the genocide in Rwanda “provides a chilling impetus for us to reflect on ways to better protect vulnerable civilian populations in the height of crises and in their immediate aftermath.” He made the comments as he presented the Secretary-General’s fourth report on the protection of civilians in armed conflicts to the Council, which was holding a debate on the issue. Mr. Egeland said the time is now right for the Council to adopt a resolution showing it will maintain an aggressive stance on protecting civilians, pointing out the Council’s last resolution on the subject was issued four years ago. “We need to find better ways to provide humanitarian assistance quickly and efficiently, as soon as the security situation on the ground allows, whenever civilians are in desperate need,” he stressed. Mr. Egeland said he was especially concerned by the current situations in the Darfur region of western Sudan, and northern Uganda, but added he was also disturbed by events in Côte d’Ivoire, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Haiti, Liberia, Colombia, Chechnya, Guinea, the Central African Republic, Afghanistan, Iraq, the occupied Palestinian territory and Somalia. After Mr. Egeland’s briefing, more than two dozen speakers addressed the Council, with many stressing that individual States must bear the primary responsibility for ensuring the safety of their civilians. Several speakers indicated that some improvements have been made in the past decade in setting up formal mechanisms to protect civilians, but they said the international community should be more flexible in finding the right solutions to helping civilians caught up in different conflicts. Video: – Morning session [2hrs 58mins] – Afternoon session [1hr 58mins] read more

TransMountain pipeline protesters take to streets in Vancouver

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Mike Tarasko with files from the Canadian Press Posted Nov 30, 2016 7:37 am MDT TransMountain pipeline protesters take to streets in Vancouver (Bruce Claggett/NEWS 1130) Despite Ottawa’s rubber stamp, stiff opposition will come from B.C. over the TransMountain pipeline.Protesters quickly took to the streets in Vancouver Tuesday, following Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s announcement approving the expansion of Kinder Morgan’s line from Alberta’s oilsands to the B.C. coast.Bob Chamberlain with the union of B.C. Indian Chiefs was among the protestors and says the approval will hurt the Liberals at the ballot box come the next election.“Everybody’s going to remember all the hollow rhetoric and the empty words and promises that they made and they forgot to say that they’re ‘just kidding,’” he said.Chamberlain also expects to see more court challenges, protests and civil disobedience.Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson took to Facebook to voice his displeasure, calling it a huge step backwards for Canada’s economy, as well as the environment and climate change.He says the pipeline is a direct threat to Vancouver’s economy and environment, and he will continue to fight against the completion of the project. read more

Iraq Military effort to quell insurgency must be backed by political process

“We have consistently urged for the need for national dialogue, for unity, and, very importantly, for the full participation of the Sunni community in the political process, without whom that process will not be complete,” said Nickolay Mladenov, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative in Iraq as he briefed journalists in New York via video from Baghdad.The elements of the crisis caused by the advances of the armed group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/ISIS) and its allies must be addressed militarily, he said, explaining that the success of any military operation hinges on cooperation between Baghdad, the capital of Iraq, and Erbil, the seat of the autonomous Kurdish region. The military plan must also be Iraqi-led and reflect a certain level of national agreement for consensus between the various communities, underscored Mr. Mladenov, who is also the head of the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).At least 900 civilians have been killed since 5 June, when ISIL/ISIS and its allies began their sweep across the country, and 650 have been wounded in fighting in Nineveh, Salah al-Din and Diyala, he said, citing updated figures. UNAMI and the UN human rights office (OHCHR) yesterday said that at least 757 civilians were killed in those cities and 599 were injured. Overall, at least 1,300 people were killed in Iraq, and another 1,250 injured in the two weeks.The advance on Baghdad appears to be “stalled”, given the saturation of Iraqi army forces in the area, Mr. Mladenov said. “For anyone to attempt to take over Baghdad would be extremely difficult.” However, a military solution alone “would not be possible,” he cautioned. The Sunni community has put forward a number of demands over the past couple of months that need to be addressed through a political process. There is a continuing impasse with the Kurdish Regional Government over budgetary issues, oil and gas revenue sharing, and other such matters that also need to be addressed quickly. In addition, a number of issues, particularly related to poverty among some communities in the Shiite parts of Iraq, also must be addressed.This, as the country faces a political situation that Mr. Mladenov described as “murky”, with the first of July as the target date for the recently elected Parliament to begin forming a new government. The first step in that direction occurred last week, when the Iraqi federal court ratified the results of the 30 April parliamentary election. “It is vital to stick to the Constitutional framework and the democratic political process,” Mr. Mladenov stressed to journalists today. “UNAMI’s focus has been on keeping the political process in Iraq alive and revitalizing it with the pending meeting of the new parliament.”Turning to the humanitarian crisis in the country, he said the situation continues to be “very dramatic”, with two million people internally displaced, including one million seeking refuge there as a result of the Syrian conflict and previous conflicts. “The Government’s capacity to mount a response, both at the central level and the regional level, is completely stretched, and the UN has been called to assist on a number of occasions,” he noted.Some UN staff have relocated to Erbil, where the bulk of refugees who fled Mosul three weeks ago are located, however humanitarian needs in other parts of the country are growing. Shelter, food, water, and health items continue to be very important in the displacement areas, but the general public is increasingly facing problems with supplies of electricity and water. “We anticipate a funding envelope of over $300 million to meet the most critical needs,” Mr. Mladenov said, appealing to the international community to provide financial and other assistance on behalf of the UN family.Speaking on behalf of UNAMI and the UN agencies in the country, Mr. Mladenov said as the environment becomes increasingly sectarian, the UN’s approach to dealing with the humanitarian conflict becomes very vital. “Our assistance continues to be provided in an impartial manner to all,” he underlined.In Kirkuk and Erbil, UN human rights teams have interviewed 125 individuals whose families have fled the fighting as part of UN’s monitoring effort to better understand the consequences from the human rights perspective of the conflict. He also noted that UNAMI has received reports of rape taking place in Mosul and is working to verify those accounts. “I want to use this opportunity again to urge the Iraqi authorities to swiftly carry out their obligation to thoroughly investigate these, and any other, reported summary executions and all other violations, and to make a concerted effort to bring all perpetrators to justice,” Mr. Mladenov said. In the report released yesterday, UNAMI and the UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR) cited alleged abuses by both the Iraqi security forces and ISIL/ISIS, whose militants have purportedly posted more than a dozen videos showing beheadings and shootings of hors combat soldiers and police officers, as well as apparent targeting of people based on their religion or ethnicity, including Shia and minority groups such as Turcomans, Shabak, Christians, and Yezidis. “That is an increasingly important concern, as the minority groups fall right in the pathway of the conflict in the north of this country,” Mr. Mladenov today said. read more

Slowdown in market eases as scrappage scheme impacts

· New car registrations fell 15.7% in June to 176,264 units · June’s decline was the smallest since July 2008, although year-to-date demand fell 25.9% · Scrappage scheme is now beginning to deliver registrations to the market · Market shift to smaller cars continues, with mini and supermini segments doing well · These shifts helped take average new car CO2 emissions to a new low of 152.3g/km “We are now beginning to see the positive impact of the scrappage scheme translate into new vehicle registrations,” said Paul Everitt, SMMT chief executive. “SMMT expects the pace of improvement to increase in the coming months, but we can already see the industry making steady progress on the long road to recovery.” Full details can be downloaded below.DownloadClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

Health time bomb of 22000 children who are severely obese at 11

More than 22,000 children will leave primary school dangerously obese this year.The number of 10 and 11-year-olds classed as severely obese, the most overweight scale, in the final year of primary school is also nearly double that of those in reception.More than 22,000 out of 556,000 of children in Year 6 are classed as severely obese, a significant increase on the 15,000 four and five-year-olds in the category.The Local Government Association (LGA), which obtained the figures, said this showed children were gaining weight at a drastic rate as they went through school. The LGA, which represents 370 councils in England and Wales, warned that the severe child obesity rates were contributing to a “multi-billion-pound ill-health time bomb”. But it added that this work, including the ability of councils to provide weight management services for children and adults, is being hampered by a £600 million reduction in councils’ public health budgets by central government between 2015-16 and 2019-20. The LGA is calling for reductions in public health grants to be reversed by the Government and for further reforms to tackle childhood obesity. This includes councils having a say in how and where the soft drinks levy is spent, better labelling on food and drink products, and for councils to be given powers to ban junk food advertising near schools.Councillor Izzi Seccombe, chairman of the LGA’s Community Wellbeing Board, said the figures represented a “further worrying wake-up call”.“Unless we tackle this obesity crisis, today’s obese children will become tomorrow’s obese adults whose years of healthy life will be shortened by a whole host of health problems including diabetes, cancer and heart disease,” she said. “Cuts to councils’ public health grants are having a significant impact on the many prevention and early intervention services carried out by councils to combat child obesity.” A Department of Health and Social Care spokesman said: “Our childhood obesity plan is among the most comprehensive in the world – our sugar tax is funding school sports programmes and nutritious breakfasts for the poorest children, and we’re investing in further research into the links between obesity and inequality.“However, we have always been very clear that this is the not the final word on obesity, and we have not ruled out further action if the right results are not seen.” Severe obesity rates are highest in children living in the most deprived towns and cities, and those from BME groups, which the LGA suggested shows a need for more targeted interventions.Despite budget reductions, it said councils were spending more on running effective prevention schemes to help children stay healthy, which is key to tackling the child obesity crisis and reducing future costs to hospital, health and social care services. Severe obesity puts people at serious health risks, including diabetes, heart disease, stroke and cancer. Severe obesity can also shorten a person’s life by 10 years – an equivalent loss to the effects of lifelong smoking. In adults, a BMI of 40 or above means a person is severely obese, at least 60 per cent higher than the upper healthy weight BMI limit of 24.9.The first data of its kind for 2016-17, obtained by the LGA and supplied by the National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP), show that a total of 22,646 out of 556,452 10 and 11-year-olds (4.1 per cent) are classed as severely obese. For children aged four and five, reception class age, the figure is 14,787 out of 629,359 in total (2.35 per cent). 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. read more

Turner Townsend wins key role in asbestos mine rehabilitation in South Africa

first_imgGlobal programme management and construction consultancy Turner & Townsend is providing quantity surveying expertise as part of a government program to close and rehabilitate 660 abandoned asbestos mines and shafts in South Africa. The rehabilitation program falls under the Department of Mineral Resources, which appointed Mintek, the supplier of minerals processing and metallurgical engineering products and services, to provide the professional project management.SRK Consulting has taken the engineering design lead on these projects over the past three years, as a sub-contractor to Mintek, delivering the conceptual design, final design, quality control and project management. Chosen for its international track record and world-leading expertise, Turner & Townsend has been selected by SRK as one of the teams supporting the on-going government program.So far, Turner & Townsend has provided quantity surveying services for nine abandoned asbestos mines across the region with three of them now closed, and is involved with further six sites, and more potential projects are in the pipeline. Gordon Bulmer, Senior Quantity Surveyor for Turner & Townsend, said: “It is a privilege to work on projects of this nature and scale, which will make a difference to the health and safety of communities and the environments surrounding the mines. Apart from the well-researched health issues of asbestosis, a chronic lung disease, some of the mines are located next to water courses which pose further environmental and health risks.”He added: “The projects vary in complexity, therefore a key requirement of being awarded the bid for the asbestos mines was our ability to provide the highest standard of quantity surveying expertise in a flexible and agile way. SRK Consulting’s confidence in our professionalism is testimony of our global reputation in this field. While each mine site is different, the quantity surveyor in this particular government rehabilitation program plays a key role– both in terms of advance planning as well as control or containment of costs throughout the projects.”last_img read more