Ind vs WI 2nd Test: Bravo helps West Indies to draw

first_imgWest Indies batsmen led by young Darren Bravo showed gritty resistance to eke out a draw against India in the second Test match at the Kensington Oval thus keeping alive the hopes levelling the series. Score | PhotosChasing a competitive target of 281, West Indies reached 202 for seven when the umpires Ian Gould and Asad Rauf decided that light wasn’t good enough to continue although 10.3 mandatory overs were still left to be bowled.Bravo’s innings of 73 turned out to be the match saving one for the West Indies despite lion-hearted effort from Ishant Sharma (4/53) who ended with a match haul of 10/108.Barring Ishant, none of the other Indian bowlers looked incisive as Bravo played them with ease hitting eight boundaries. By the time he was dismissed, he had ensured that the home team had little chance of losing the match.Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s sporting declaration at 269 for six promised an exciting final day as he provided his bowlers with 83 overs to take 10 West Indies wickets. The home team never tried to make a match of it after losing two quick wickets in the opening session.The visitors might sniffed victory in the final session when the quick dismissals of seasoned pros Shivnarine Chanderpaul (12) and Marlon Samuels (9) reduced the home team to 132 for five.But wicketkeeper Carlton Baugh (46 not out) counter-attacked which put paid to any hopes of victory that Indians harboured. India lead the series 1-0 as the two teams now head to Dominica for the third Test starting from July 6.advertisementWest Indies were 181 for 5 in the final session, needing another 100 from 18.3 overs (111 balls) when heavens opened up sending the players back to the confines of the dressing room.The match did resume after 32 minutes and only one over was lopped off but there was more drama in store. Within three balls of resumption, Dhoni had summoned the two umpires about the water which had spilled to the edge of the square while covers were being removed.Another 15 minutes were spent in the mopping up operation, with even eager Indian players picking up the sawdust to get the game going. No further overs were reduced but what these two interruptions ensured was that bad light, sooner than later, would come into play.Dhoni brought in his two best bowlers, Ishant and Praveen to force the issue. After a couple of overs from both didn’t work, he tossed the ball to Mithun who promptly obliged with the wicket of Bravo.Ishant then got his 10th wicket dismissing Darren Sammy (0) with a yorker that caught him plumb.The two umpires now conferred, another delivery from Ishant was bowled to new-man Ravi Rampaul, before two umpires finally called it off. To cap off the bizarre proceedings, the ground was bathed in sunshine for the next half an hour!From the 18.3 overs of playing possible before the rain came, only seven overs could be bowled. In all six hours and 12 minutes of play was lost in the match.Before the rain cruelly intervened, Baugh (46) entertained the crowd with some lusty hitting raising visions of the improbable.Baugh whose place in the side was in danger before this innings was lucky when rival captain Dhoni dropped a sharp chance off Harbhajan Singh’s bowling with the diminutive glovesman still on naught.It triggered an aggressive response from Baugh who once swept Harbhajan over midwicket for a six.Things were going through the motion till the 64th over of the innings when Baugh hit rookie pacer Mithun for three successive fours in the latter’s 12th over.The first delivery which hoicked to the midwicket fence, the second past slip cordon and the third flicked to fine leg as West Indies suddenly gathered momentum.Dhoni showed a hint of desperation when he brought on Praveen to stem the rot. The swing bowler from Uttar Pradesh had bowled only three balls when the rain intervened.The Caribbeans batted with uncharacteristic stubbornness after it lost two early wickets of Lendl Simmons (14) and Ramnaresh Sarwan (8) to India’s new ball bowlers, Ishant and Praveen.The turning point for West Indies was the 54 run fourth wicket partnership between Bravo and Chanderpaul. The important thing was the stonewalling by Chanderpaul as he consumed 83 deliveries in the process. The second session saw India taking only one wicket.The match once again took a twist after tea when Chanderpaul was wrongly given out leg before to Harbhajan with the ball was going way outside the off-stump. It was the first major howler by umpire Gould.advertisementIshant then earned a leg before decision against Marlon Samuels (9) to get his third wicket of the innings.Earlier, India, resuming at their overnight score of 229 for 3, added 40 more runs and lost three wickets before Dhoni decided to declare the innings.- With inputs from PTIlast_img read more

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World Cup 2018: Moscow comes to a standstill after Russia’s ‘unreal’ win

first_imgRussia continued their dream run at the FIFA World Cup 2018 as they beat Spain 4-3 on penalties to qualify for the quarter-finals on Sunday night in Moscow.The lowest-ranked team in the competition managed to stun the 2010 world champions, who are ranked 10 currently after holding them to a 1-1 draw in regulation time and then edging them 4-3 via penalties.Russia’s Igor Akinfeev, who was also adjudged the man-of-the-match, saved penalties from Koke and Iago Aspas to take the hosts into the quarters where they will face Croatia, who also won on penalties against Denmark a few hours later in Novgorod.World Cup 2018: On night of penalty shootouts, goalkeepers turn superheroesThe host nation has been exceeding all expectations in this edition and has emerged as the team with the most goals (9) in the competition so far along with Belgium.As Akinfeev made the final save with his left foot to stop Aspas’ spot kick, massive celebrations took place in and outside the stadium in Moscow as the fans partied till the wee hours of the night.World Cup 2018: David De Gea trolled mercilessly after Spain crash outRussia had already defied expectations by reaching the World Cup last 16 for the first time since the collapse of the Soviet Union but after victory over Spain fans now believe the tournament’s lowest-ranked team could go all the way. World Cup 2018: Russian supporters celebrate the victory against Spain in the city centre in Moscow (Reuters Photo)”This is unreal, no-one thought it could happen. And now people are starting to believe,” said Yulia Gordinskaya who had Russian flags painted on her cheeks.advertisementAndres Iniesta announces Spain retirement after World Cup 2018 exit”Of course we can win the World Cup! We just need a bit of luck,” she said after the game.Street celebrations broke out almost immediately on a central Moscow square where a band erupted in a rendition of the Russian anthem as passing cars tooted their horns and men staggered out of a nearby bar waving Russian flags.Lowest ranked team of World Cup 2018 shocks former world championsAs darkness fell on the capital, fans leant out of car windows waving flags as crowds danced in the street in front of traffic policemen. Reuters Photo”This is a great victory for us, for the whole country, the soul of the country,” Mikhail Sitner, 34, from Moscow, said.World Cup 2018: Sergio Ramos and Spain heartbroken after knockout dramaWith celebrations in full swing, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said President Vladimir Putin, who did not attend the game, had watched it remotely from start to finish and called manager Stanislav Cherchesov to congratulate him.The unexpected success of the national team has been a political boon for Putin but the Russian president has attended only Russia’s opening World Cup match.World Cup 2018: Spain falter against another host nationPrime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, who attended Sunday’s game with his wife, posted a photograph of himself and Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko clapping and celebrating with Russia’s players. Russia’s Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev (L) congratulates members of team Russia after the match (Reuters Photo)Igor Akinfeev was the name on fans’ lips in the capital after the Russian goalkeeper and captain saved two penalties in the 4-3 shootout, including Spain’s final effort which he stopped with a trailing foot.World Cup 2018: Russia’s heroic goalkeeper was hoping for penalty shootout”We cheered so hard. Igor Akinfeev is just a legend,” said Gleb Lonshakov, as his friend shouted “man of the match!”So low were Russia’s expectations going into the tournament that a satirical song mocking the team went viral online, garnering more than nine million views on YouTube.”Honestly, before the tournament I had very low expectations, everyone was just hoping to God that we would get out of the group stage. And then we drew Spain, I thought everything would end,” said Sitner.”This morning I was very nervous but now it is time to celebrate.”Sergei Galunenko, 51, a construction worker, went further: “This is the birth of our national team, that’s what this victory means for us.”(With Reuters inputs)last_img read more

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SRH vs KKR, IPL 2019: Warner and Bairstow hand Kolkata 5th straight defeat

first_imgKolkata Knight Riders slipped to their fifth straight defeat in Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 on Sunday after they were handed a nine-wicket thrashing by Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium.Usual suspects David Warner and Jonny Bairstow grounded the Kolkata Knight Riders bowling attack, stitching their fourth hundred-run opening stand of IPL 2019 as Sunrisers gunned down a 160-run target with ease. While Warner departed for 67, Jonny Bairstow remained unbeaten on 80 and finished the match with two huge blows as early as the 15th over.Kolkata Knight Riders were sloppy on the field as they missed a couple of chances and handed both Warner and Bairstow reprieves. Debutant Yarra Prithviraj removed David Warner in the 13th over of Sunrisers’ chase but enough damage was already done by the Australian opener.Both Warner and Bairstow brought up their half-centuries in just 28 balls and inside the 10th over as the duo was at its attacking best. The duo added 72 runs in the powerplay, which is also Sunrisers’ third highest score in the first six overs in IPL.Meanwhile, Warner, who holds the Orange Cap for the most runs scored in IPL 2019, took his run tally for the season past the 500-run mark during his match-winning knock. Notably, this is the fifth successive season Warner has gone past the 500-run mark in IPL cricket.Well played, Jonny #SRH pic.twitter.com/37MpfzJ6np IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 21, 2019Kolkata Knight Riders had dropped struggling Kuldeep Yadav to bring in mystery spinner KC Cariappa for the Hyderabad clash. However, the move didn’t work as the young spinner was taken to the cleaners by David Warner. The left-handed Sunrisers openers smashed Cariappa for 20 runs in the sixth over, hitting two sixes and a boundary.advertisementEven Kolkata’s established spinners, Sunil Narine and Piyush Chawla were not able to get the visitors the much-needed breakthrough early in the innings.That’s that from Hyderabad. The @SunRisers win by 9 wickets with 5 overs to spare.#SRHvKKR pic.twitter.com/rRxwfYqmuU IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 21, 2019Khaleel Ahmed shinesEarlier in the day, Sunrisers Hyderabad pacer Khaleel Ahmed came up with an inspired bowling performance to dent Kolkata’s progress. Khaleel removed the dangerous Sunil Narine for 25 to put a brake on KKR’s scoring rate. The visitors had raced to 42 for 0 in just 2.3 overs before Khaleel removed Narine with a slower one.Ahmed came back to pick up the wicket of Shubman Gill in the fifth over and in his final spell, the left-arm pacer got the big wicket of Chris Lynn. Lynn was batting on 51 and was threatening to go big towards the end overs but a slower ball from Khaleel did the trick again in the 17th over.KKR commit Russell blunderIt’s safe to say Kolkata Knight Riders committed a huge blunder by holding back Andre Russell. The big-hitting West Indies player, who has been in the form of his life, had only a maximum of 27 balls to face as he walked out to bat at No. 7 on Sunday.Sunrisers Hyderabad captain Kane Williamson had held back leg-spinner Rashid Khan to limit Andre Russell’s damage in the end overs. And the Afghanistan star did exactly that, getting Russell off the strike in the first ball of the 18th over. He then bowled five dot-balls at Piyush Chawla, much to the frustration of the KKR dugout.Russell managed to hit a couple of big ones in the penultimate over against Bhuvneshwar Kumar but the Sunrisers pacer dented Kolkata’s charge with the wicket of the big man in the fifth ball of the over. Bhuvneshwar kept bowling full on Russell’s pads and the KKR star tried to clear the deep mid-wicket boundary only to get caught by the boundary rider.Barring Chris Lynn and Andre Russell, Rinku Singh, who had replaced Robin Uthappa after his slow knock in Eden Gardens on Friday, made a handy contribution of 30.Captain Dinesh Karthik’s struggles with the bat continued as the World Cup-bound wicketkeeper-batsman was run out for six at a crucial juncture of KKR’s innings. Young Shubman Gill also failed to impress after being sent in as high as No. 3 on Saturday.Having lost their way after starting well in IPL 2019, KKR are stagnant at the seventh spot of the points table with just four wins from 10 matches. On the other hand, Sunrisers Hyderabad got back into the top four and now have 10 points from nine matches.Also Read | IPL 2019, SRH vs KKR: Uthappa, Kuldeep dropped after terrible night at Eden GardensAlso Read | SRH vs KKR IPL 2019, T20 broadcast: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight Riders Live StreamingadvertisementAlso Watch | Love the energy of the Indian players in the IPL before World Cup: Virat Kohlilast_img read more

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Asus ZenFone 6 leaks with unique Flip Camera, Snapdragon 855 chipset and massive 5000mAh battery

first_imgAsus ZenFone 6 leaks with unique Flip Camera, Snapdragon 855 chipset and massive 5000mAh battery The ZenFone 6 leaks show a unique Flip Camera arrangement that allows the rear cameras to be also used for selfies. The phone could pack monstrous specifications, including Snapdragon 855 SoC and 5000mAh battery.advertisement Amritanshu Mukherjee New DelhiMay 15, 2019UPDATED: May 17, 2019 08:48 IST HIGHLIGHTSAsus ZenFone 6 will get a Snpadragon 855 chipset and up to 12GB RAM.Instead of pop-up camera, ZenFone 6 will use a unique Flip Dual Camera module.The ZenFone 6 will be powered by a 5000mAh battery.Last week, Asus teased its upcoming flagship smartphone for its global markets – the ZenFone 6. With limited leaks on the web and only a few official teasers (one of them confirming the headphone jack), it was seeming that the ZenFone 6 could be one of the few smartphones to launch after a while without any major leak. Turns out that this notion is negated as the entire specification list of the ZenFone 6 has been leaked along with official renders. And as always, Asus has surprised massively with a unique feature.The ZenFone 6 leak comes from a Chinese website called Sogi and reveals everything that we would have otherwise known only on May 16 at Asus’ global launch event. Similar to what the official teasers suggested, the ZenFone 6 gets a fullscreen display with slim bezels all around and a slightly thicker chin. Apart from the volume rockers and the power button, there’s a third button that seems to be what Asus teased as the Action Key – probably for initiating the camera or Google Assistant.The rear is where it gets interesting. Quite unusually, there’s a dual camera setup sitting on a weird Flip module. As the renders suggest, the rear camera flips and probably acts as the front camera. This implementation is quite similar to the camera arrangement on Samsung Galaxy A80 unveiled a few weeks ago. However, instead of the module sliding upward, the camera will flip open and turn around to act as the selfie camera. It’s still a mystery as to how the flip camera opens – is it motorised or controlled via a motor?advertisement Asus ZenFone 6 leaked rendersThe leak also gives out a specification sheet that seems believable for an Asus smartphone. As with all 2019 flagships, the ZenFone 6 is shown sporting a Snapdragon 855 chipset with up to 12GB RAM and 256GB storage. Weirdly, for a 2019 flagship, the phone is supposed to come with Android 8.1possibly with Asus’ ZenUI skin on top. Similar to its budget smartphones, Asus will shove a giant 5000mAh battery inside. The Flip module will hold a 48-megapixel primary camera along with a 12-megapxiel secondary camera.Lastly, the display with no notch will measure 6.3-inches. While the leak doesn’t mention what panel it will use, we assume that it could be an LCD panel given the thicker chin. The speculation for an LCD is also promoted by the fact there’s a fingerprint sensor at the back.At this point, it’s hard to believe this leak considering the previous leaks have talked about a sliding display. However, since the leak is also verified by Roland Quandt – a tipster who has a very good track record with smartphone leaks, the ZenFone 6 could end up very much like this. The unique camera arrangement could push the ZenFone 6 as a rival to the recently launched OnePlus 7 Pro.Asus will launch the ZenFone 6 on May 16 in Valencia and India is also supposed to get the phone very soon.ALSO READ | Asus ZenFone 6 specifications leak: Could be OnePlus 7 Pro rival with Snapdragon 855, headphone jackALSO READ | Asus ZenFone 6 spotted on AnTuTu with Snapdragon 855, scores slightly higher than Galaxy S10ALSO READ | Asus ZenFone 6 leak suggests it will be a conventional Android flagship with Snapdragon 855Get 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 byAmritanshu Mukherjee Tags :Follow AsusFollow androidFollow smartphoneslast_img read more

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Throttle Jockey Movie Review: On Any Sunday, The Next Chapter

The Barbershop Renaissance and Men’s Grooming Revolution, According to Fellow Barber’s Sam Buffa Anyone that’s ridden a motorcycle for any amount of time has probably at least heard of or seen Bruce Brown’s seminal 1971 motorcycling documentary, On Any Sunday. A groundbreaking film in it’s own right, it also came at a critical time in the history of motorcycles.In 1971, the deadly debacle at Altamont, where the Rolling Stones hired the Hell’s Angels to work as “security,” was still fresh in the national memory, a memory that at the time, framed people on motorcycles as outlaws, miscreants and drug pushers. Vietnam was raging. Biker gangs were in the headlines. Motorcycle movies at the time had titles like Born Loser and Motorpsychos. Marlon Brando’s now-comical rebel in The Wild One was still the frame of reference for the non-riding public, although Honda’s “You Meet the Nicest People” ad campaign was chipping away at the bad boy (and bad girl) image along with their approachable just-barely-a-motorcycle tiddler bikes.And then came On Any Sunday. On Any Sunday was ostensibly about various forms of motorcycle racing (most of which takes place on Sundays, thus the title), but it was much more than that. Using dazzling photography (which still dazzles, especially in light of period equipment) and boosted by the inclusion of manly man/’60s megastar Steve McQueen, who appears only briefly but as a serious and capable rider, the movie really was about the people who rode motorcycles, rather than the bikes or events portrayed. And that pathos, those images of everyday Joes and Janes out for a fun spin or riding in a weekend race, helped crack the negativity held by the non-riding public, if only just a little bit. But it was enough.At the same time, the motorcycle industry was undergoing a gigantic shift as Japanese bike makers, led by friendly Honda, began introducing larger, more powerful, more reliable and more innovative bikes. Within 15 years, the once-dominant British motorcycle industry would be reduced to ashes and American icon Harley-Davidson would seek government protection from the Asian onslaught, protection which saved their skin and gave them a chance – albeit a slim one – to recover, learn, and eventually thrive. But the bottom line was that a LOT more people were riding, due to a combination of the affordable and reliable Asian bikes, which didn’t carry a “biker” stigma, and a more positive outlook on motorcycling, helped in no small part by the huge success of On Any Sunday.As the years went by, riders of every stripe would still gather to watch On Any Sunday at late night showings, revivals, and eventually, on VHS and DVD. Now, over 40 years later, there’s finally a sequel.On Any Sunday: The Next Chapter is the long-awaited return of both the beloved subject matter and the family that’s been its steward, this time led by Bruce’s son Dana Brown, who is no slouch with a documentary camera as his Baja racing epic Dust to Glory and the iconic homage to surfing, Step Into Liquid, proved years ago.The Browns have stuck to the same formula that made the original the icon it is: racing, the people who ride and impressive photography. Next Chapter also gets some help from modern corporate sponsorship, notably Red Bull, bike maker KTM and action headphone maker Skull Candy. You may wonder what these huge companies demanded of the filmmakers in terms of product placement and event inclusion, but I’m happy to report that for the most part, their influence seems slight and transparent, so we thank them for their support in helping get the film made.As expected, Next Chapter visits most of today’s major riding events: The Springfield Mile dirt track race, MotoGP (with a focus on rising superstar Marc Marquez – good timing that), Supercross, Arenacross, the Bonneville Salt Flats and so forth. They also spend some time with stunt rider extraordinaire Robbie Madison, who completes a truly breathtaking jump off an Olympic long jump ski ramp. Along the way we meet gritty customizer Roland Sands, check in with racer “King” Kenny Roberts, whose star was just rising when OAS was coming out, and also meet some folks who are often overlooked in motorcycling: women riders and racers. And there are plenty of good looks at modern equipment: sport bikes, dual sports, motards, desert sleds, customs and more get screen time along with some clean classics and the insane technology of top-tier racing machinery.But Next Chapter also takes a wider view of the sport, recognizing the importance motorcycling plays in developing countries and visiting bustling metropolises like Ho Chi Minh City (which was called “Saigon” in 1971), where literal fleets of motorcycles and scooters dominate chaotic but somehow accident-free city traffic. It is a sight to behold.And beholding the many wonderful sights in Next Chapter is great fun indeed. The photography is fantastic with liberal use of super-slow motion to capture the intricacies of on-the-edge riding (especially MotoGP) and the theater’s surround sound system also gets a workout. Everything shot natively for the film was captured in now-in-vogue 4K Ultra HD, so seeing it on a big screen from a top-quality digital projector is a must. Failing that, maybe wait until the 4K Blu-ray version comes out and give yourself an excuse to upgrade your now obsolete “regular” HD TV.Will On Any Sunday: The Next Chapter do for motorcycling today what it did for the sport 43 years ago? No, because it doesn’t need to be done. Today, motorcycle riders are cool. Green. Hip. Brave. That rider on the rumbling Harley next to you is more likely a Desert Storm veteran, a dentist, or a woman, not some methed-out crackhead. The mystery and romance of riding on two wheels has diminished over time as motorcycling has moved into the mainstream. More often than not, the guy on a motorcycle in the movies is the good guy, not the wild one.But the mysterious allure of motorcycling is still the same. It’s hard to do well, but when it is done well, it’s amazing. It’s its own religion. And in that regard, Next Chapter is a worthy child of On Any Sunday, just as Dana Brown has proven himself a worthy heir to his father’s reputation as the creator of one of – if not the greatest – motorcycle movies of all time. Because once you watch it, you just want to ride and ride and ride. Editors’ Recommendations What Kind of Motorcycle Should I Get? A Comprehensive Guide to Motorcycle Types The Absolute Worst Movies to Watch with a Date Behold the World’s Most Adventure-Ready Electric Motorcycle Learn Guitar (and Don’t Give Up) With the Fender Play App read more

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Pakistan summons Indias deputy High Commissioner for 4th time over ceasefire violations

first_imgIslamabad: Pakistan on Monday summoned India’s Deputy High Commissioner Gaurav Ahluwalia for the fourth time over alleged ceasefire violations by the Indian troops along the Line of Control (LoC). Pakistan Foreign Office said that Director General (South Asia and SAARC) Mohammad Faisal “condemned the unprovoked ceasefire violations on August 18 in Hot Spring and Chirikot Sectors”. It claimed that two elderly civilians were killed and a seven-year-old boy was seriously injured in the firing. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from US “This unprecedented escalation in ceasefire violations by India is continuing from the year 2017 when the Indian forces committed 1,970 ceasefire violations,” Faisal, who is also the spokesperson of Pakistan’s foreign ministry, said. Faisal also said that the deliberate targeting of civilian-populated areas is indeed deplorable and contrary to human dignity, international human rights and humanitarian laws. He said the ceasefire violations by India were a threat to regional peace and security and may lead to a strategic miscalculation. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential polls Faisal asked the Indian side to respect the 2003 Ceasefire arrangement; investigate these and other incidents of ceasefire violations; instruct the Indian forces to respect the ceasefire, in letter and spirit and maintain peace on the LoC and the Working Boundary, the Foreign Office said. This is the fourth time in a week that Ahluwalia has been summoned by Pakistan. Ahluwalia was also summoned by Pakistan on August 14, 15, 16 over alleged ceasefire violations.last_img read more

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Most people seeking euthanasia in Nova Scotia in early 2017 didnt get

first_imgHALIFAX – Nearly two-thirds of Nova Scotians seeking assisted suicide in the first six months of 2017 did not receive a lethal injection, with doctors saying the province’s system is short of available physicians and payments are low.The Nova Scotia Health Authority reports that of 64 referrals made for medical assistance in dying, 23 were completed between Jan. 1 and Canada Day.The remaining patients either dropped the request, lost the mental ability to agree — a requirement under Canada’s Bill C-14 — or died before anyone could carry out the euthanasia.Over the past year Bill C-14 has allowed for the procedure when patients are over 18, have a serious and incurable illness or disability, are in an advanced state of irreversible decline, endure intolerable pain, and face a “reasonably foreseeable” death.Dr. Tim Holland — a Halifax doctor who performs medically assisted deaths — said the province’s system needs better ways to train physicians for euthanasia, improved administration and higher reimbursement for doctors.“We have a small set of providers, but we can’t possibly keep up with the patient demand,” he told delegates at the International Conference on End of Life Law, Ethics, Policy and Practice in Halifax earlier this month.He said 20 doctors came to a recent training session, but many also want to witness a procedure first hand — a step that is taking more time than expected to arrange.“We’re two years behind the mark of where we should have been compared to other jurisdictions,” Holland said during a presentation on the early days of medically assisted dying in the province.He also said he has been advocating for the ability to bill for more than four hours, as the process often requires more time than that.“None of us want to make money off of it. But we’d like to see a situation where we’re not losing money in it,” said Holland.A spokeswoman for the Health Department said Friday the fees are still being reviewed, and policies for medical assistance in death are still under development.Cancer was the most common reported underlying condition for the euthanasia, followed by neuro-degenerative, cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, according to the health authority’s records.Since it became available in Nova Scotia in June 2016, 46 people have received medical assistance in dying, the health authority says.Dr. Lynne Harrigan, the vice-president of medicine at the Nova Scotia Health Authority, said there is a “learning curve for everybody involved.”She said in some cases, gravely ill people are applying too late and lose the capacity to consent.In other instances, there is difficulty finding an available doctor, she added.“We’re working to train physicians to come forward,” she said.The law requires agreement between two physicians who are examining the request, and families need to have the process carefully explained, he added.The process also involves a 10-day wait period after a consent form is signed as a time for sober second thought and families to make last preparations. It can be waived if the person is at risk of losing their capacity to agree to their death.Under Canadian law, the person must have the capacity to understand what is occurring up until the point the fatal drug is provided.Another Nova Scotia physician, Dr. Robyn MacQuarrie, said during the euthanasia conference that doctors in the province involved in assisted suicide over the past year already have multiple practices and responsibilities, and most live in a 100-kilometre radius of Halifax — meaning long journeys around the province.Some patients are waiting until the “very end” to request the process, and that is putting pressure on the small pool of doctors involved, she added.“We feel guilt we can’t provide the service right away. Obviously we care about these patients and people having the kind of death they want to have. It’s a bit emotionally overwhelming for us to constantly have these emergency assessments.”Follow (at)mtuttoncporg on Twitter.last_img read more

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Federal fire officials update forecast for this years wildfire season

first_imgEDMONTON — Officials say the wildfire danger is already high to extreme in areas of Western Canada.Natural Resources Canada’s Northern Forestry Centre in Edmonton is providing a briefing today on this year’s fire season forecast.The forecast shows the fire danger is extreme in Yukon and parts of the southern prairies.In British Columbia, an aggressive wildfire is burning west of Osoyoos near the U.S. border, and crews spent the weekend battling fires near some northern communities.Alberta has 26 active fires, one of which is classified as out of control north of Peace River.Federal officials say more than half of all wildfires are caused by humans and lightning strikes account for the rest.The department works with provinces and territories on wildfire management, provides maps of daily fire weather and behaviour, notes fire locations and does monthly seasonal fire severity forecasts through an online information website.Monthly forecasts help to determine trends expected for the upcoming fire season.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Soccer Aid 2014 Raises Record Breaking £6525072 For UNICEF

first_imgUNICEF UK can today announce that Soccer Aid 2014, broadcast on ITV, has raised a final total of £6,525,072 for its vital work to save children’s lives around the world.Thanks to the generous response from ITV viewers, and the UK Government matching all public donations pound for pound, this figure has smashed all previous records set by the biennial event.Soccer Aid 2014 took place at a packed out Old Trafford on 8th June 2014 and was broadcast live on ITV. The match saw celebrities and football legends team up for a fifth time to play an enthralling game of football whilst raising crucial money for Unicef, the world’s leading children’s organisation.A crowd of nearly 70,000 turned out to see Robbie Williams lead the England team with Welsh movie star Michael Sheen returning to captain The Rest of the World. Star players including John Bishop, Dominic Cooper, Marvin Humes, James McAvoy, Olly Murs, Jeremey Renner, Adam Richman and Jack Whitehall took part in the electrifying match which saw the Rest Of The World defeat England 4-2.Throughout the match short films were broadcast presented by Unicef Ambassadors David Beckham and Cat Deeley and Unicef supporters Dame Judi Dench, Lewis Hamilton, Keeley Hawes and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley showing how Unicef helps protect children around the world from the dangers they face.Robbie Williams, Unicef UK Ambassador and co-founder of Soccer Aid said: “Soccer Aid was just a dream a few years ago and look at it now. Being able to walk out in front of a packed Old Trafford – with some of the world’s best footballers – whilst at the same time raising money for Unicef to help keep children safe is absolutely incredible. Thank you so so much to everyone who donated on the night or bought a ticket to the match – we couldn’t have done it without you.”Michael Sheen, Unicef UK Ambassador and Rest of the World captain added: “I can’t deny that it was a real privilege to captain the Rest Of The World to victory in such a hotly contested match, but arguably the best bit of all is knowing the difference that this game of football makes. Thanks to the public’s generous donations and the pound for pound UK Government Aid Match, this year’s Soccer Aid raised more money than ever for Unicef’s vital work to protect children around the world from the danger. On behalf of Unicef, I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who donated.”All the money raised through Soccer Aid will go to save and change children’s lives. Examples of how money will be spent include providing children with vaccines to protect them against killer diseases; with clean, safe water to drink; and with emergency supplies such as life-saving emergency food.Soccer Aid was produced by Initial, an Endemol Company for ITV and was broadcast live on Sunday 8th June on ITV. Tesco were the fundraising sponsor for Soccer Aid 2014.The five Soccer Aid events in 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2014 have together raised over £18 million for Unicef’s work for children.Source:UNICEF UKlast_img read more

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Governments must ramp up action to ward off looming water crisis UN

With competition on the rise between humans and other species for the world’s limited water supplies, governments must take environmental issues into consideration when drafting laws on the use of water to avert an impending water crisis, cautions a new United Nations report.Although more than two-thirds of the planet is covered in water, only 2.5 per cent is freshwater, most of which is stored deep underground or in glaciers, leaving only 1 per cent available for human use.A key challenge facing countries is how to meet the water needs of a growing human population, while maintaining freshwater ecosystems and supporting environmental sustainability, says “Greening Water Law,” the new publication launched in Stockholm, Sweden, today by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).Every year, nearly 1.8 million children under the age of five die from diarrhoeal diseases, including cholera, typhoid and dysentery, and these deaths are attributable to a lack of safe drinking water and basic sanitation.If the international community does not take action to improve freshwater supplies for drinking, sanitation and hygiene, up to 135 million preventable deaths could occur in the coming decade, the report warns.The unsustainable use of freshwater also drives biodiversity loss, it says, citing the example of North America, where nearly 30 per cent of continental freshwater fauna populations are threatened with extinction due to depleted and contaminated water sources.“Achieving a better balance between human and environmental water needs will require significant changes in legislation – and you need legal tools to do this,” says Gabriel Eckstein, the report’s lead author.In Australia’s New South Wales, for example, the Water Management Act dictates that in the event of a severe water shortage, freshwater will first be allocated to meet basic domestic and municipal needs, then in response to environmental necessities and then finally for all other purposes.The Water Resources Act in Paraguay ranks the water needs of aquatic ecosystems as second to humans but ahead of agriculture, power generation and industry.“These laws recognize the immense value of freshwater resources,” Mr. Eckstein notes.The UNEP study also points to the economic gains that can be derived from having freshwater resources protected by national law.The world’s wetlands are estimated to provide as much as $15 trillion in ecosystem services through their natural ability to purify and detoxify water. 7 September 2010With competition on the rise between humans and other species for the world’s limited water supplies, governments must take environmental issues into consideration when drafting laws on the use of water to avert an impending water crisis, cautions a new United Nations report. read more

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Pakistan Sri Lanka sign three MoUs to enhance mutual cooperation

Both Prime Minister Abbasi and Sri Lankan President Sirisena witnessed the signing ceremony. The first MoU between the Foreign Service Academy of Pakistan and Bandaranaike International Diplomatic Training Institute of Sri Lanka was signed by Foreign Secretary of Pakistan Tehmina Janjua and Sri Lankan Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Vasantha Senanayake. The second MoU was signed between Ministry of National Policies and Economic Affairs of Sri Lanka and Ministry of Inter-Provincial Coordination of Pakistan on cooperation in the field of youth development. The document was signed by Sri Lankan High Commissioner in Pakistan Major General (r) Jayanath C P Lokuketagodage and Secretary Ministry of Inter Provincial Coordination Syed Abu Ahmed Akif.The third MoU was signed between the National School of Public Policy of Pakistan and Sri Lankan Institute of Development Administration of Sri Lanka. The document was signed by Sri Lankan High Commissioner and National Institute of Public Policy Dean Shahid Rahim Sheikh. Later, the Sri Lankan President also presented to Prime Minister Abbasi 10 corneas arranged by the Sri Lanka Pakistan Friendship, Trade and Investment Association to be used for the treatment of visually impaired persons in Pakistan.Earlier, on his arrival at the PM House, President Maithripala Sirisena was warmly received by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi at the entrance. Pakistan and Sri Lanka signed three memorandums of understanding (MoUs) today to enhance the bilateral cooperation in the fields of youth development and training of diplomats as well as civil servants, APP Pakistan reported.The MoUs were signed at the Pakistan Prime Minister’s House during Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena’s visit. read more

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United Way campaign closing in on 130000 goal

Diana Panter believes there are a million reasons to donate to Brock’s United Way campaign.But for the purpose of meeting this year’s goal, there are close to $10,000 reasons.The 2014 campaign has raised more than $120,000 (93%) for the United Way St. Catharines and District, which funds 66 programs delivered by 39 agencies.Support from the Brock community has once again been generous, and Panter is hoping a final push will help meet its target of $130,000.“I think we have a very generous community here, and we’re always overwhelmed at how supportive people are when our campaign comes around,” said Panter, Brock’s United Way staff co-chair. “They always seem to answer the call.”Brock’s United Way committee is hosting its annual campaign and wrap-up event Dec. 9 at Market Hall at 2 p.m. Coffee and cake will be served as a gesture of appreciation to donors, volunteers, committee members and supporters.Those in attendance can also win a $50 Campus Store gift card, $25 Brock card and the grand prize of a parking pass upgrade.While the majority of money raised comes from one-time donations and payroll contributions, Brock’s United Way fundraising events have been very popular over the years.The Souper Star lunch once again sold out, the inaugural Spin-A-Thon raised over $1,000, and Trivia Night raised almost $4000, more money than in previous years.With one in four people in Niagara using a United Way program in their lifetime, the campaign remains critical to the community.“When you think about the population of Niagara, there’s a little over 430,000 people, so that’s a lot of people in Niagara who are dependent on their services, and most of the people who rely on them do so because they are either in poverty or could be seniors or have serious health problems,” Panter said. “There are a million reasons why to donate to the campaign, and we’re so lucky and privileged to be in good health and have employment and work at a great place like Brock University. It’s great to give back.” read more

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EHF EURO 2014 START Warm up for the Champions

← Previous Story MODESTLY HOTEL IN AARHUS: “Serbia and Denmark can’t be compared” Next Story → Aalborg calling – 3000 Norwegian fans are coming! DenmarkEHF EURO 2014herning handballmacedonia denmark handball GROUP A HERNINGAUSTRIA – CZECH REPUBLIC (18hrs)“NO FAVORITE MATCH“The first match of the Men’s EHF EURO 2014 in the biggest „handball city“ of Herning between Austria and Czech Republic will bring a lot of battle and good handball. Two rivals, one without TOP star and the second one with one of the best player in XXI Century, Filip Jicha will fight eachother for the place at Main Round, what is the biggest goal of both.Both teams would like to repeat EHF EURO 2010 in Austria, where they achieved this goal. Austrians have been out of the biggest handball scene since WCh 2011 in Sweden, while Jicha and Co. had only bad memories on Men’s EHF EURO 2012 in Serbia, where they finished last in Preliminary Round in Group with Sweden, Germany and Macedonia.DENMARK – MACEDONIA (20.30hrs)„WARM UP FOR THE CHAMPIONS“Danish golden squad planning to repeat success from 2012 and in front of home fans in Herrning say „thank you Ulrik“ on the last dance of fantastic coach Wilbek, who will finish his NT’s career after this Championship. Denmark has got maybe the weakest group for „warm up“. That was a plan of Wilbek and his staff. Macedonians aren’t competitive rival if they don’t have their huge support from the stand, as that was a case in 2012 in Serbia. Despite some injuries which will cause problems at the start (Eggert will miss the first match) 14.000 fans in the openning match of the Championship will enjoy handball celebration… read more

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1300 people being evacuated from cruise ship off coast of Norway due

first_img1,300 people being evacuated from cruise ship off coast of Norway due to engine problems Police reported the passengers would be evacuated by helicopter. 36,631 Views 11 Comments Saturday 23 Mar 2019, 4:25 PM https://jrnl.ie/4557504 Share311 Tweet Email2 Updated Mar 23rd 2019, 4:25 PM Cruise ship Viking Sky drifting towards land Source: Odd Roar Lange via PA ImagesAROUND 1,300 PEOPLE are being airlifted from a cruise ship off the coast of Norway, according to emergency services. Police in the county of More og Romsdal received a report shortly after 2pm that a cruise ship, which has been identified as the Viking Sky, was experiencing engine problems. The ship sent an SOS message due to “engine problems in bad weather”, southern Norway’s rescue centre said on Twitter.“The boat only has one working engine and the winds are rather strong. Therefore we would prefer to have the passengers on land rather than on board the ship,” a police chief said.“It is dangerous to encounter engine problems in these waters which hide numerous reefs.”By 4.30pm (2.30pm Irish time), 100 people had been evacuated, with four helicopters involved in the airlift. A reception centre has been set up on shore to accommodate the evacuees. Other boats have also been seen in the area.Includes reporting by – © AFP 2019  Mar 23rd 2019, 4:25 PM Short URL By Hayley Halpin Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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The new black in Greeces current stalled state of affairs

first_imgIt’s been a long, tough time for anyone living in Greece. That is pretty much well established at this point. Wave upon wave of soul-crushing austerity, businesses closing down so often and so quickly that it’s not even worth reporting on anymore and a new breed of Greeks living on the streets, with no eyes left to look at the future. All that can be seen on a clear day, from the top of the European unemployment mountain that Greece has firmly stuck its flag on. I thought we did this alreadyAnd yet, listening to current prime minister Alexis Tsipras and his ministerial brigade talk about how they’ve just saved Greece, you’d be forgiven for thinking you may have missed a beat somewhere. Because surely, most definitely, hasn’t that been done already? Didn’t Tsipras save Greece not too long ago, during that historic battle with the country’s EU lenders, which lasted a whopping and sleep-deprivating 17 hours straight? In fact, didn’t previous prime minister Antonis Samaras do that as well? Hadn’t he also rescued Greece when agreeing his version of the bailout, a bailout which was going to put an end to the memorandum era? Wasn’t the then prime minister ripping up the memorandum page by page, as he so famously said? The answer to all of the above is a hearty and quite heavy-set yes. Apparently Greece, pretty much the pariah of the European Union at this point, has been rescued, saved and dragged back from the brink a number of times, only for the citizens of the country to realise that in effect, that doesn’t really change much. The distance between the political rescue announcements and the reality on the street is still separated by a chasm wide enough to fit the Aegean sea. “I personally don’t see a way out. But I’m old enough not to care anymore. I’ll be 79 in September. Whatever comes next will matter very little to me. It’s a terrible thing to say, but what can you do?” Manolis is a small business owner, running a convenience store, a short drive from the centre of Athens. Mainly dealing with neighbourhood customers, the 78-year-old has finally decided to lock up his shop for good this coming June, unable to deal with the coming tax onslaught that SYRIZA has cooked up, in order to finally agree a deal with the troika (or whatever the current government would like them to be referred to these days), a deal that would finally allow Greece to access the first slice of the much-maligned bailout deal that seems to constantly be on its way, but never quite gets here. According to the minister for labour and social security, Giorgos Katrougkalos, the new tax and social security structure that SYRIZA is attempting to build is fair on everyone, especially for the lower and middle financial classes, who are of course both struggling for air within a political system that only has one answer to everything that the EU lenders throw on the table: we will see your new demands and raise taxes. And raise taxes. And raise taxes. And frankly, raise some more taxes. It is, of course, a knee-jerk reaction from a government with precious few answers, in a time that desperately needs them. Rising to power on the wave of a campaign that was designed to distance SYRIZA from PASOK and New Democracy, the two major established political parties that had effectively shared the running of Greece since the fall of the military junta in 1974, the party led by Alexis Tsipras promised an end to everything that had brought Greece to its knees: old school political thinking, corruption, unemployment and of course, austerity. It hasn’t worked out that way. Greeks saw their hopes of a better day crushed when SYRIZA started backpedalling almost immediately upon taking power, stammering and dodging as the EU muscle that they thought they could out-manoeuvre hammered them into a corner. SYRIZA’s current play for gold sees it accept that a new wave of taxes will be hitting Greeks where it hurts, but that this will be the final crack of the whip on its already heavily-bleeding back. Just around the corner, it promises, are talks over the Greek debt and a way to finally slice the staggering €350 billion monster – that the ECB and the countries of Europe have handed over – down to size. The sounds and mumbles around the EU are certainly pointing in that general direction. The president of the Eurogroup and Dutch Finance Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem admitted while speaking at Oxford University earlier this week that a solution concerning the Greek debt had to be found, as it could not be denied that it was destabilising the economy and causing major issues. He did, however, rule out the possibility of that much needed debt ‘haircut’. So essentially Greece, the EU hears what you’re saying, just don’t expect much just yet. It all leaves the average Greek in no-man’s land. Ruled by yet another government that has gone back on every single thing it promised to do, hit by tax hikes on all sides and with a news feed that is seemingly stuck on a loop since the crisis began: Greece is on the brink of exiting the EU; Greece agrees deal with EU lenders; Greece is saved and on its way back to the luscious lands of financial growth; talks between Greece and its EU lenders have stalled; Greece is on the brink of exiting the EU. And so on and so forth until all blends into a blur, morphing into Groundhog Day: the Aegean edition. “I mean, I’m not saying that we shouldn’t have seen it coming,” Manolis huffs with a slight shrug of his ageing shoulders, “but I think most of us just wanted to believe that it would be easy to turn a corner, just by voting ‘the right way’, do you know what I mean?”He takes a small sip of his coffee and crosses his legs as he sits on a plastic chair, right outside his rather barren convenience store, whose empty shelves clearly can’t wait for June. I briefly mention the talks of the debt ‘haircut’ and how that could switch Greece’s ailing fortunes. He chuckles with a slight cough.“How many times have we heard that already? And how many times are we going to hear it again? It all sounds the same and frankly, it all sounds of nothing. Life is getting harder, taxes keep coming, how does that help us?”He turns to his side, switches on his radio just as a news report starts. Top story: Greece edging closer to a deal with EU lenders. He smiles at me and nods his head towards the speaker. Another day, another sense of déjà vu. * Gerard Papasimakopoulos is a radio show host and translator. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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AirAsia India Offers Oneway Ticket for ₹699

first_imgBudget carrier AirAsia’s Indian arm on Sunday launched a week-long sale offer for its entire network with one-way tickets at prices as low as ₹699, including taxes.The offer comes as part of the Malaysia-based parent company’s ‘Big Sale’ with three million promotional seats on its network from Kuala Lumpur, with the starting fare of ₹2,599 for international flights operated by AirAsia Berhad and Thai AirAsia, the airline said in a statement.AirAsia’s offer of ₹2,599 would be available on flights from Chennai, Kochi, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Tiruchirappalli and Hyderabad to Kuala Lumpur operated by AirAsia Berhad and Chennai to Bangkok flown by Thai AirAsia, the release added.AirAsia India is offering an all inclusive one-way fare starting from ₹699 for flights from Bengaluru to Chennai, Kochi, Goa, Jaipur and Chandigarh and vice versa.Tickets can be booked on Airasia’s website from Sunday night till Nov 16, for travel period from June 10 next year to Jan 17, 2016, the company said.”The ‘Big Sale’ offer would allow our guests to plan their travel early with extremely low fares,” said AirAsia India chief executive Mittu Chandilya.last_img read more

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Game of Thrones season 8 episode 4 leaked on torrent websites

first_imgGame of Thrones season 8 episode 4Game of Thrones (@gameofthrones/Instagram)Game of Thrones season 8 episode 4 “The Last of the Starks” is leaked on multiple torrent websites hours before its official release on HBO and other streaming sites like Hotstar and Sky Atlantic. As of now, HD-720p is currently available for illegal streaming on several online websites.When it comes to piracy and illegal download, it won’t be wrong to say that Game of Thrones is the king. Millions of fans choose to download the episodes from torrent website. Apart from downloading the episodes, illegal sharing of content is also very common these days. The torrent download and illegal streaming affect the studio in the long run and as many states that this is not a healthy practice.Game of Thrones season 8 episodes were made available online by hackers just after the release of the episodes. Episode 2 “Knight of the Seven Kingdoms” was apparently leaked online before the streaming of it on HBO by Amazon Germany. The mistake was soon rectified but fans were quick to grab screenshots of the episode and they spoiled the content by posting them on social media websites.At the same time, there are hundreds of subreddits available where fans are currently discussing and sharing the illegal Game of Thrones season 8 episode 4 as the recent episode is being leaked in Thailand. It won’t be long when 1080p versions of Game of Thrones’ latest episode will be made available for illegal downloading.Game of Thrones season 8 episode 4 featured the aftermath of Game of Thrones season 8 episode 3 “The Long Night.” As revealed from the released promo, Jon Snow and others first burnt the body of every dead being in order to protect the living. We all know that Night King is dead and his origin story will be discussed in Game of Thrones spinoff. That being said, there are several theories that suggest that Night King will return before HBO’s epic fantasy series will wrap this May.That being said, Game of Thrones season 8 episode 4 “The Last of the Starks” is also important for one other thing — this would be the first time when Daenerys Targaryen and Jon Snow will talk about Jon’s real parentage. If Daenerys agrees to Bran Stark and Samwell Tarly’s statements then she will be accompanying Jon in his battle against Cersei Lannister else she will end all of her connection with her romantic partner and will march alone to defeat Euron Greyjoy’s army.last_img read more

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75 magnitude earthquake strongly felt in Chinas Xinjiang

first_imgA powerful 7.5 earthquake that jolted Afghanistan, Pakistan and India on Monday was also strongly felt in parts of northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.Residents of Kashgar, Hotan, Aksu and Kizilsu in southern Xinjiang felt the quake and many ran out of their homes. “First, we felt a minor quake and then a strong one. People rushed out of their buildings to open ground,” Kashgar resident Feng Zhuoyi said, adding that she felt dizzy when the tremor struck. Also Read – Nine hurt in accident at fireworks show in French resortHowever, there have been no reports of casualties or collapsed houses in Xinjiang, fire service officials told state-run Xinhua new agency. At least 105 people were killed and over 1,000 others injured on Monday as a strong 7.5 earthquake rocked northern Pakistan. The quake’s epicentre was located near Jurm in northeast Afghanistan, 250 kilometres from Kabul and at a depth of 213.5 kms, according to the US Geological Survey.last_img read more

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Paphos armed robbers still at large

first_imgTHE stolen car used by two hooded armed robbers that blasted their way into a branch of the co-op bank in Timi at around 8.30am on Monday morning before demanding cash and fleeing the scene with €21,500, was found burnt out at midnight the same day.The beige/coffee coloured Hyundai four-wheel drive, registration LAR 046, which was reported stolen from a parking lot at Paphos airport, was found on the outskirts of Choullou village in Paphos.“The robbers set the car on fire and it is destroyed,” Paphos police spokesman Michalis Ioannou told the Cyprus Mail, adding that so far, no witnesses to the action had come forward.The vehicle owner is from Larnaca and parked it at the airport while traveling abroad.Four people voluntarily gave statements at Paphos CID on Monday and a subsequent search of their homes found no evidence relating to the crime, said Ioannou.“We are still investigating but so far, no arrests have been made,” he said.The robbers spoke in broken Greek, and both wielded guns, a Cyprus issue G3 assault rifle, and a hunting shotgun at terrified staff after first shooting out the glass of the security doors at the front of the bank before entering. They had their faces covered and demanded money from the two terrified female bank tellers on duty. There was also one customer inside the bank at the time.Paphos police are also investigating a robbery at a jewellery shop in Chlorakas village in the early hours of Tuesday morning, which saw the thief or thieves make their get away with a large amount of silver jewellery and watches, the value of which is yet unknown.Ioannou said: “The robber or robbers broke into an empty shop next to the jeweller, it used to be a bank, and destroyed the dividing wall between the two before gaining entry.”He said that the perpetrator then cut the wires to the CCTV equipment, before looting the store and making a get way. Ioannou said that technicians are repairing the equipment which will enable the police to examine any footage; this will hopefully show how many thieves there were, he said. “The alarm went off at 4am and triggered an SMS message to the shop owner who then called the police, we were at the scene within 15 minutes, but it was too late,” he said.The store owner is insured, he added.You May LikeFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes? Better safe than sorryFigLeaf Beta AppUndoYahoo SearchResearch Compact SUVs. New SUVs May Make You Want To Trade Yours In Today – See For Yourself!Yahoo SearchUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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Disy delegation visits elderly pledges pension increase

first_imgBetter days for the elderly will come through increases in pensions, a delegation from ruling Disy led by leader Averof Neophytou pledged during a visit to the Nicosia multipurpose centre on Monday.The delegation served food to the elderly at the centre and wished them a happy Christmas.In statements after the visit parliamentary spokesman Nicos Tornaritis said the party visited the centre to thank the people there for sacrifices they made because of the financial crisis.He said pensions would increase, adding his party had already tabled a raise of pensions in the coming months which will be substantial.On her part, head of the municipality’s multipurpose centre Katia Apetiou said the centre is the social face of the municipality.Programmes for the elderly, children and unaccompanied minors have been implemented, it does not close any day during the week and staff is always available to those in need.More than 350 people receive help in winter and 300 to 400 children and families during the summer.In addition, programmes for the growing number of migrants have been offered lately.For elderly people who cannot make their way to the centre to get help, the centre offers home-based care which includes food and medicine.You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GamePlay this for 1 minute and see why everyone is addictedPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GameUndoYahoo SearchBack Pain Treatments That Might Surprise You. Search For Back Pain TreatmentsYahoo SearchUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoThe Deniz boat incident showed clearly the intentions of the Turkish sideUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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