Paris: Driver rams stolen van into pedestrians, killing 1

first_imgPARIS (AP) — A homeless man has been detained on suspicion of ramming a van into two pedestrians in Paris’ La Defense business and shopping district, killing one and injuring the other. Police and the prosecutors’ office said the man was detained after he fled on foot following Wednesday’s incident with a stolen cleaning  van. The prosecutors’ office said there was no immediate evidence of any terrorist motive.last_img

North Amityville Teen Charged With Murder

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A teenager was arrested for shooting and killed a 28-year-old man in their North Amityville home on Tuesday afternoon, Suffolk County police said.Tephonte SmithTephonte Smith, 18, was charged with second-degree murder.Homicide Squad detectives alleged Smith killed Rashad Woolridge in their Avon Drive home, where Woolridge was found dead from a gunshot wound at 12:40 p.m.Smith will be arraigned Wednesday at First District Court in Central Islip.last_img

Mauricio Pochettino proud of late Tottenham win at Watford

first_img Press Association Mauricio Pochettino believes Tottenham should be proud of their last-gasp win at Watford. “They have the conditions and the players to be in the top four,” the Spaniard said. “They have youngsters, they have good organisation, they have quality, they have talent. “Top four in England is very difficult, important teams with history and big players, but it’s close. “They have a very good season and other big teams very bad. They have the chance to get top four.” The Hornets have picked up four points out of a possible nine over a festive period which has also seen them face Liverpool and Chelsea. They welcome Manchester City on Saturday and Flores is hopeful his side have improved since they lost 2-0 at the Etihad Stadium in August. “We can analyse how the first leg went. Now is the moment to take a breath, what are the objectives for the second leg,” he said. “We are ambitious, we want more, we need to transmit to the people that we want more.” Erik Lamela opened the scoring at Vicarage Road, only for in-form Odion Ighalo to draw the Hornets level before half-time. However, Nathan Ake’s red card made life difficult for the hosts and Son Heung-min’s goal two minutes from time secured Spurs a 2-1 win, underlining to Pochettino how far the team have developed. “It’s true that it was a fantastic victory,” he said. “A few weeks ago Liverpool had a lot of problems here and lost 3-0. “In the first half we were unlucky in how we conceded the goal because we managed the game on a very difficult pitch. “The way that we play it was always difficult. “Watford play in a different way and it wasn’t easy to play, but the maturity that we showed and the way we fight, we have to be very proud.” Tottenham travel to Everton next and, despite a third straight, Pochettino knows they need to keep their feet on the ground. “(It is) very important,” he said. “This is the key in football – k eep working hard. “Behave in the same way that we started in the league six months ago.” Despite his disappointment at losing out against Tottenham, Watford manager Quique Sanchez Flores believes Spurs are one of the strongest teams in the division. last_img read more

Aizawl and giants Mohun Bagan play out goalless encounter to inaugurate I League season

first_imgAdvertisement 9tsb6NBA Finals | Brooklyn VsneWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Edisxe( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 6xzgWould you ever consider trying this?😱17cCan your students do this? 🌚17uvoRoller skating! Powered by Firework Mohun Bagan dropped two points against Aizawl in the first match of I League in 2019-20 season. It was an away match for the Kolkata giants on Saturday. The head coach of Mohun Bagan, Kibu Vicuna played with a formation of 4-2-3-1 in this match which did not work.Advertisement Salva Chamoro was in the bench for the away side in the inaugural match of the season. The defensive blocker Sheikh Sahil was also not the part of the starting eleven on Saturday. As a result of it the playmaker of Mohun Bagan,  Joseph Beitia had to play in the defensive midfield area.Advertisement In the second half, Kibu Vicuna brought in Sheikh Sahil, Salva Chamoro and Sheikh Faiaz. However, they were also not able to bring any impact in this match. On the other hand, Aizawl were trying to manage at least one point from this game. They deployed a defensive strategy for the whole 90 minutes.As a result of it, the attacks of Mohun Bagan were not fruitful enough to break the defensive unit of Aizawl. The match ended with a scoreline of 0-0 at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium on Saturday. A mid table finish is on the cards for Mohun Bagan if they continue to play like this in future.Advertisement Indian Football: India vs. UAE Preview and Predictions, AFC Asian Cup news, Mohun Bagan pick up a win over Minerva Punjab, and much more… Advertisementlast_img read more

Hedges and Team Canada poised for 2012 Paralympic Games

first_imgFort St. John born athlete Bo Hedges will begin another hunt for gold tomorrow, along with his fellow wheelchair basketball teammates, when the preliminary round of competition begins. Hedges and the rest of Team Canada will begin the preliminary stage in Group B, with their first game taking place Friday, August 30 against Japan. The game will begin at 5:30 local time.The Canadian’s second preliminary game is one that Hedges said he and his teammates are particularly excited for. On August 31, Canada takes on Great Britain, a game that Hedges says he is extremely excited for because of the intense atmosphere playing a host team can provide. Canada vs. Great Britain will be taking place at 1:15 p.m.The quest for supremacy continues Saturday, September 1, when Canada takes to the hardwood against Poland. The preliminary match between Canada and Poland will begin at 1:15 p.m.- Advertisement -Sunday, September 2, Canada will face off against Germany at 7:15 a.m., then will get right back into action the following day, when they play their final preliminary game against the Columbians.Hedges, who competed with Canada to win a silver at the 2008 Beijing Games, says he is more prepared this time and the experience of Beijing is helping in his training.”Mentally I’m definitely more prepared. I know the rigors of the tournament and am more aware of the pressure that you put yourself under, so I’ll try to deal with that better and focus on the moment and not got overwhelmed by the end process and just work each day until the end goal.”Advertisement Hedges and Team Canada enter the tournament ranked seventh, a ranking that the point guard disagrees with. He says the team, consisting of nine returning players and three Paralympic Games rookies, should be slated in the top third or fourth spot. Canada’s Wheelchair basketball team earned themselves a silver medal at the 2008 Beijing Games.last_img read more

IT Ministry may back storage curbs for critical sensitive data not for

first_imgNew Delhi: The IT Ministry is likely to propose that personal information which neither qualifies as ‘critical’ nor ‘sensitive’ should be allowed to be stored and processed anywhere, while data classified as ‘critical’ should be kept only in India under the draft Personal Data Protection Bill. The proposal is significant as it marks a departure from the original draft of the Personal Data Protection Bill, which had recommended that copy of all personal data should be stored in the country. The tweaking of this provision, if accepted, will spell a relief for companies. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalThe draft Data Protection Bill submitted by Justice B N Srikrishna committee last year had also suggested that personal data that is of ‘critical’ nature should mandatorily be stored only in India, a stance that will be backed by the IT Ministry. According to a government official, the IT Ministry is, however, of the view that not all personal data needs to be stored in India, and only critical and sensitive data should be kept here. While ‘critical’ personal data should be mandatorily stored only in India, ‘sensitive’ personal information should be stored and processed in India but permitted to be transferred outside the country, the official pointed out. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostThe IT ministry feels that there are adequate safeguards in the proposed Bill and even if a copy of all personal data is not stored in India, such information will anyway be governed by the stringent provisions of the data protection law, including penalty in event of a breach. After the Justice Srikrishna panel submitted its draft version of the Bill, the IT Ministry had sought public feedback on the provisions, and fine-tune the proposed document. The draft legislation will now be placed before the Cabinet, after which it will be introduced in Parliament. The official said the change in the clause pertaining to all kinds of personal data was primarily driven by industry feedback – both Indian and global companies – which argued that maintaining one copy of all information may become cumbersome, expensive and increase compliance burden on firms. “Most important change is that the original draft said that a copy of all personal data should be stored in India…ultimately, the Cabinet will take a call on the matter…IT Ministry is proposing that with regard to personal data only such data which is to be categorised as sensitive or critical needs to be stored in India,” the official said. Justice Srikrishna panel – which submitted its report on data protection as well as the draft Personal Data Protection Bill in July 2018 – had recommended that “every data fiduciary shall ensure the storage, on a server or data centre located in India, of at least one serving copy of personal data to which this Act applies”. The original draft had also stated that central government should notify categories of personal data as ‘critical’ that shall only be processed in a server or data centre located in India. The committee left it to the government to define critical personal data. The IT ministry is learnt to be of the view that Data Protection Authority of India – envisaged in the Bill – in consultation with the sector regulators and industry should recommend to the government what kind of personal information qualifies as critical data. The original version defines ‘Sensitive Personal Data’ as personal information related to passwords, financial data, health data, sex life, sexual orientation, biometric data, genetic data, transgender status, and caste or tribe, religious or political affiliation; or other category of data specified by the authority.last_img read more

Melania Trump not attending G7 summit in Charlevoix later this week

first_imgOTTAWA – Style experts who have been eager to pit the fashion selections of Sophie Gregoire Trudeau against those of Melania Trump at this week’s G7 summit are going to be sorely disappointed.The American first lady is sending her regrets.Melania’s spokeswoman confirmed she will not travel to either Quebec for the G7 or Singapore later this month for the meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un.Jean Harris, a politics professor at the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania, says skipping Singapore makes some sense because there is no clear social role for a spouse amid the tensions of that meeting. However, there are always partner programs at summits like the G7 to help showcase the local region and build additional relationships between the leaders of the world’s biggest democracies.“You do expect spouses at the G7,” said Harris. “There’s lots of media attention.”The first lady’s absence is adding fodder to the Trump critics and online conspiracy theorists who say Melania Trump has not been seen publicly since May 10 and wonder if it’s because she’s no longer willing to play the pretty spouse role on the president’s arm in the wake of revelations about his payoffs to women with whom he allegedly had affairs since marrying Melania.The more likely reason, said Harris, is that Melania underwent surgery for a benign kidney condition on May 14th.She did attend the G7 summit last year in Italy and also travelled to Germany in July for the G20, although she spent part of that trip trapped in her hotel suite while violent protests raged outside. Her security guards didn’t feel it was safe for her to go out.The first lady has been to Canada once before, travelling to Toronto for her first solo foreign trip last September for the Invictus Games, where she represented her husband and met with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, his wife and their two eldest children.Melania and Gregoire Trudeau also participated in the meeting between their husbands at the White House last October.While Melania has been on most of her husband’s foreign trips to date, she did cancel plans to join him at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland in January just days before Trump’s departure, citing scheduling conflicts. She also skipped the last two stops on his Asian trip in November, going with him to Japan, South Korea and China but staying behind in Beijing when her husband went on to Vietnam and the Philippines.Canadian officials working on the G7 summit did not respond to requests Monday about what will be on this year’s spouses’ agenda. It’s possible a boat trip on the St. Lawrence, tours of the local art galleries and a presentation of regional cuisine will highlight the agenda.Last year at the G7 in Sicily, the spouses flew over Mount Etna in a helicopter and visited city hall. In Japan in 2016, the spouses visited a Shinto shrine and watched divers extract pearls.last_img read more

Australia to tighten immigration laws crackdown on extremists

first_img“This year, the government will consider what further legislation is needed to combat terrorism and keep Australians safe,” Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Monday said while releasing a Review of Australia’s Counter-Terrorism Machinery in Canberra.The review came after the deadly siege in December at a Sydney cafe where a self-styled extremist cleric took 18 people hostage inside the cafe and demanded he be delivered an Islamic State flag. The cleric and two hostages were killed. Also Read – Pro-Govt supporters rally as Hong Kong’s divisions deepenIn his National Security statement, Abbott stressed that Australia faced?a new, long-term era of heightened terrorism threat, with a much more significant “home grown” element.Abbott said the government would seek to change the laws to enable authorities to revoke or suspend Australian citizenship in the case of dual nationals.“I am announcing that the Government will look at new measures to strengthen immigration laws, as well as new options for dealing with Australian citizens who are involved in terrorism. We cannot allow bad people to use our good nature against us. “The Government will develop amendments to the Australian Citizenship Act so that we can revoke or suspend Australian citizenship in the case of dual nationals,” he said. Also Read – Pak Army ‘fully prepared’ to face any challenge: Army spokesman“Those could include restricting the ability to leave or return to Australia, and access to consular services overseas, as well as access to welfare payments,” he said.He said people who fight against Australia “forfeit their citizenship” and that Australian nationals would also risk losing “privileges” if they were involved in terrorism. Abbott also suggested that tougher laws to target “hate preachers”, pointing to the political group Hizb ut-Tahrir. He said the actions against such groups would include programs to “challenge terrorist propaganda” and provide online material “based on Australian values”.“It will include stronger prohibitions on vilifying, intimidating or inciting hatred,” he added. “We will clamp down on those organisations that incite religious or racial hatred. No-one should make excuses for Islam-ist fanatics in the Middle East or their imitators here in Australia.” He said that it would also include stronger prohibitions on vilifying, intimidating or inciting hatred.last_img read more