SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion LATEST STORIES View comments Reporter nabs NBA job she’s dreamed of since age 11 Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue Dunleavy did not immediately return messages from The Associated Press on Sunday night.Parsons was the Grizzlies’ big free agent signee in July 2016, with Memphis believing it finally had the 3-point threat the team has lacked for years. Parsons has been nothing but a disappointment with injury after injury. Before signing with Memphis, Parsons had never played fewer than 61 games in a season in the NBA with stints in Houston and Dallas.At media day in September, Parsons said he thought his knee issues were past him after playing with no limitations during the summer.“Let’s face it, the last two years have gone horribly and not the way I planned, but the reasons why I came to Memphis are still all intact,” Parsons said then.Parsons last played for Memphis on Oct. 22, going scoreless in just over six minutes in a win at Utah. Now the Grizzlies have lost five straight and are 2-8 over their last 10 games. They have dropped to 12th in the Western Conference after sitting atop the West at 12-5 in late November.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño It’s been a busy few days for the Grizzlies.Wallace apologized Thursday for an apparent altercation in the locker room between Garrett Temple and Omri Casspi after a loss to Detroit the night before. Hours later, the Grizzlies traded for guard Justin Holiday , sending guards MarShon Brooks and Wayne Selden Jr. along with second-round picks in 2019 and 2020 in the deal.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion File-This Dec. 10, 2018, file photo shows Memphis Grizzlies forward Chandler Parsons (25) in the first half of an NBA basketball game in Denver. Grizzlies general manager Chris Wallace said Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, that Parsons has chosen to continue rehabilitation in Los Angeles out of the options Memphis gave the 30-year-old forward. Wallace issued a statement Sunday night after ESPN.com reported that the Grizzlies and Parsons had agreed to a split.(AP Photo/David Zalubowski)Grizzlies general manager Chris Wallace says Chandler Parsons has chosen to continue rehabilitation in Los Angeles out of the options Memphis gave the 30-year-old forward.“We will continue to monitor Chandler’s progress,” Wallace said in a statement Sunday night.ADVERTISEMENT PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss MOST READ Wallace issued his statement just hours after ESPN.com reported that the Grizzlies and Parsons had agreed to a split, with Parsons leaving Memphis while his agent, James Dunleavy, and the team negotiate an end to his contract.The Grizzlies GM says they met with Parsons and spoke with both the forward and his representation numerous times during the forward’s rehab on how to “integrate a healthy and effective Chandler” back on the court.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion“In the last of these conversations, we presented Chandler clear options for him and his representatives to choose, which included a short three-home-game stint for the Memphis Hustle or rehab either in Memphis or in Los Angeles with the training team of his choice,” Wallace said. “Chandler subsequently chose to continue his rehab in Los Angeles.”Parsons has played three games in the third season of the four-year, $94 million contract he signed in July 2016. Limited by injuries, he played a combined 70 games over the first two seasons of that contract, but Dunleavy told The Commercial Appeal on Dec. 28 that Parsons had been cleared and was ready to play. Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola?
Every once in a while an event occurs that lifts a nation above mediocrity; that captures for a split second in its history, the heights of collective human endeavour; that wipes out in one bold stroke, all the myths and misconceptions. Such a moment comes but rarely and never lingers,Every once in a while an event occurs that lifts a nation above mediocrity; that captures for a split second in its history, the heights of collective human endeavour; that wipes out in one bold stroke, all the myths and misconceptions. Such a moment comes but rarely and never lingers and few are the nations that are so visited.Rajasthani dancers add colour to the Asian Games opening ceremonyBut last fortnight was undoubtedly India’s turn when the curtain went up on the biggest sporting event in Asia. Even before the stunning and brilliantly-orchestrated opening ceremony on November 19 had ended, it was evident that this was destined to be India’s finest hour. Never had a nation stood so proud, never had its mettle been tested so severely and never had its technology and hospitality reached such dizzying heights.As a birthday gift to Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, there could have been no better. And it was unquestionably no less than she deserved, if only for the fact that it was her gamble to go for the Games in an incredibly encapsulated time span of just two years.India’s track star Gita Zutshi takes the oathAnd yet the moment the giant Asiad flame burst into brilliance exactly on the scheduled second in the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, all doubts and fears vanished into the winter air. By the time the Games reached the half-way mark, it was already obvious that it was to be a spectacular success.Right from the opening fanfare, everything worked with as much precision as the high-tech Seiko timing equipment loaned to India for the Games. Even the weather appeared to accede in acknowledgement. The minute the first chords of the opening ceremony were struck, the sun burst through the clouds to bathe the massed athletes and the gaily-caparisoned performers in a benevolent “glow.advertisementFrom then on, there was no looking back as the war cries of the Akalis and their threat to disrupt the Asiad were rudely elbowed out by the spectacle unfolding in 17 state-of-the-art stadia. It was a headiness that could not be denied; a triumph for the organisers that could not be taken away and a day that will linger long in Indians memory. For the millions of Indians watching the drama unfold on their hastily-imported colour television sets, the controlled efficiency, the well-oiled security and the perfect meshing of gears in the gigantic Asiad machinery was as pleasantly surprising as it was to the foreign athletes. As one spectator was overheard remarking after watching the proceedings for a week: “‘If only they could run the country like this. India wouldn’t have a care in the world.” The truth of that statement could not be denied.As a diplomatic and public relations coup, the Games had no rival since Independence. The paeans of praise poured in from all sides, including, significantly enough, from the members of the various international sports federations who were on hand to make a critical assessment of the conduct of the Games.Equally unrecognisable was the city where it was all happening. Delhi had been spruced up like it was on its first date. Smoothly metalled roads, freshly-painted road signs, fly-overs bedecked with banners and greenery, music in the parks, traffic jams and hold-ups almost non-existent, flags and fountains fluttering in the crisp November air and ancient, crumbling monuments artfully lit at night. But above all. what most Indians were witnessing was a tantalising glimpse of what the country and its people were capable of achieving.A MOVEABLE FEASTShot put Gold Medallist Bahadur Singh making his recordbreaking effort and Valsamma on the victory standEventually, it was the athletes who really mattered and all thestadia in the world could not take away from their performance. Evenbefore the Games entered its second week, there were moments permanently etched in the mind’s eye. The pixie-like Wu Jiani the 16-year-oldChinese gymnast attending her first Asiad stunned the jam-packed stadium into awe-struck silence with her grace and fluidity. On the balancingbeam, she was a poem in motion, gliding through her exercises withunmatched perfection, and back-flipping with an ease that made a mockery of the laid-down laws of gravity. A perfect 10 was the only choice thejudges were left with. Her three golds – one of them in the team event – and two silvers were greeted with unusual enthusiasm. And finally, when she waved both her tiny hands above her head before leaving theIndraprastha Stadium for the last time, the entire crowd rose as oneperson to give her a standing ovation.When India Today finallymanaged to track her down at 5.30 a.m. at the airport where the gymnasts were waiting to catch the flight home on the day after the competitionended, she looked forlorn and child-like. Wearing a smart off-white suit and clutching an airline bag she looked anything but a superstar, just a sleepy 16-year-old anxious to be home. But she was deadly serious andmature about her sporting commitments: “There is a lot of work to bedone still. I must train harder and reach world standards.” she said,choking her words carefully. “We Chinese value perfection.” she added,as she disappeared into the departure lounge with that famous two-handed wave that had captured the hearts of millions who watched her perform.advertisementIn fact, the Chinese team with its cheerful vitality, wide grins andenviable aplomb stole the show. Their medals tally was impressiveenough: but it was totally overshadowed by the sheer joy of being youngand healthy and alive which they displayed. It was sport at its mostpoignant and best. The tears of victory, the impulsive embraces, thegraciousness in defeat and the warmth of their exuberance left behind abrightness that dimmed the glitter of their gold medals. In fact, theChinese supporters, their red coats complementing the red-and-yellowleotards of their gymnasts, need not have waved their little flags sovigorously, so readily did the Indian-dominated audience take theChinese team to its collective heart, particularly the doll-like girls.For once, in an international sporting event as big as the Asiad politicstook a seat in the last row. The bearded Iranian gold medal-winningweightlifter Ali Pakizehjam clasped hands with the Iraqi bronzemedallist Mohammed Yasin banishing in that moment of emotion-chargedtriumph the fact that their countries were locked together in aprotracted and self-destructive war. At the Talkatora swimming poolvictory stand. South Korean swimmers linked hands with North Koreanmedallists in a rare moment of fraternity and friendship.Stiff Competition: Right from the first day of the competition, it was clear that Asiad’82 would boil down to a battle for supremacy between the two giantsJapan and China. By the end of the first week, the two had swappedplaces at the head of the medals table with tantalising frequency. Japan dominating the swimming and China taking the diving, table tennis andgymnastics honours. The final battle would evidently be fought in thetrack and field arena; but even before the focus shifted, there wereclear indications that China would finally break the Japanese medalsstranglehold.Said Wu Zhonguan, the slim, elderly andearnest-looking deputy leader of the Chinese contingent: “The promotionof sports fits into our political ideology. Our first priority was tolay down the foundations of a healthy society, and it is paying offnow.”But the Chinese were clearly outclassed in swimming, withJapan winning 16 gold. 11 silver and six bronzes in 23 of the 29 eventsdecided in the first week of competition. Said coach-cum-manager ShinjiHigashimaja: “Our goal was 25 gold medals, the same as Bangkok, and wegave the swimmers the confidence that they required to win.”advertisementThe onlymajor upset in their calculations was the 200 m free-style where theyfailed to pick up a medal. The gold was claimed by William Wilson, 18,the freckle-faced student from the Philippines in a time of 1 m 57.41sees. Said Wilson: “The gold was reward for two years of hard work inAmerica. I was unlucky to miss breaking the record.”The medalsbattle again turned China’s way after the table tennis events, whichthey made virtually a clean sweep of winning six of the seven golds. But the scene-stealer at the table-tennis event was the hyped-up YoshidoSaito, Japan’s number six. Saito caused a sensation when he demolishedthe number one seed, Guo Yuehua of China in the quarter-finals, not somuch by technique but by psychology. Bouncing up and down like ajack-in-the-box, uttering his famous war cry ‘whenever he won a point.Saito pressurised the Chinese superstar into abject submission.The two Koreas, particularly the Democratic People’s Republic (DPR),diligently dogged the footsteps of the two leaders – a tribute to thecareful planning and build-up that sport enjoys in those countries. Infact, one of the few world records bettered or equalled during the Games was by South Korea’s Kim Jin Ho in the women’s archery event, whileweightlifter Yang Eui of North Korea narrowly missed the world record in the 56 kg class, held by the eventual gold medallist, Wu Shude of China who failed to better his own world mark.Despite the massiveinjection of money into sports, the Middle Eastern countries were notfaring too well in the medal standings, except for the throe Kuwaitiwomen medallists, the only outstanding performances were in football and weightlifting, with Iran having a slight edge over the rest. But asBahram Afsharza-deh, chef de mission of the Iranian contingent,explains: “Every Iranian is a soldier of Islam whether in the playground or the battlefield. Ayatollah Khomeini has said sports are to beencouraged so as to make people think well and be healthy. This is whywe promote wrestling, weightlifting and other Islamic sports. Boxing and fencing and other sports that lead to bleeding and other severeinjuries are not Islamic sports. Nor is chess, for it torments themind.”Miraculous Transformation: But easily the mostencouraging performance in the medals race was that of host India. Itwas as though they had undergone a miraculous transformation. Never hadthey looked so superbly fit and confident. All the months of expertcoaching and rigorous training schedules finally struck pay dirt.Star of the track, Lydia de Vega winning the 100 mIronically, India’s medal rush started with the events that are beingheld for the first time at the Games. India’s medals tally opened with a bang when the all-army equestrian team of Raghubir Singh, Captain G.M.Khan and Prahlad Singh galloped off with the gold, silver and bronze inthe three-day event, one of the rare occasions when the Indian flag wasto go up on all three poles behind the victory stand.The Indianspicked up another gold in the team standings. catapulting India to fifth place in the medals table and wound up the competition with a thirdgold in the tent-pegging with Major Brar’s flawless performance. Said an exultant team manager “Billy” Sodhi: “I have been telling everybody for the past year that we were going to do well. It is a credit to ourriders that they have done so well, in spite of the fact that the others had better horses. Give us 20 of their horses and we will show what wecan do.’*But the equestrians who finally stole the limelight were three pert and pretty girls from Kuwait. Riding their expensive horsesin the show jumping event, they outclassed their male counterparts totrot away with all three medals in the event. The gold and silver wentto two sisters. Nadiaal-Mutawa, 19, and her 18-year-old sister Gemilawhile the bronze was taken by Barah al-Sabah. All three are students inKuwait and seemed overwhelmed by their unexpected success. ‘”We werehoping to do well but not as well as we did,” said Nadia interruptingherself with the occasional giggle. This is the first time that allthree have participated in an international event and also the firsttime that three women have won all the top placings in a mixedinternational. How did it feel to beat a field of fancied men? “Verygood.” they giggled in unison.Another First: The Indianequestrian success was almost matched by another Asiad first – golfing – with India powering its way to three medals – one gold for the teamtitle and Captain Lakshman Singh’s and Rajiv Mohta’s gold and silverrespectively in the individual competition as they pipped the fanciedJapanese at the post.China’s star gymnast Wu Jiani excuting her perfect ’10’ on the balancing beamIndia’s golden hour, however, was in theJawaharlal Nehru Stadium where the track and field events got off themark. In three incredible days, India’s track stars toppled the twoKoreas from their golden pedestal, pushing India up to third placebehind China and Japan. It was an inspiring effort that took them toheights they had never reached before.Chand Ram, the 20 km walknational champion, struck first gold for India, and also had thedistinction of winning the first gold medal to be decided in the trackand field events. The tall Rajputana Rifles soldier set up a mile-eating stride and maintained his lead right through to finish in therecord-breaking time of 1 hr 29 m 29 secs – 21 seconds, ahead ofsecond-placed Chuntang Wang of China. Said an elated Ram while busilysigning autographs after the race: “I was determined to win the firstgold for India in athletics. and also I wanted to show that I was better than Wang who was disqualified at the Tokyo meet last year.”Ram’s moment of triumph, was however. sadly marred by the typically officious attitude of M.L. Jadam, an official from the Amateur AthleticFederation. While Ram was enjoying a well-earned cold drink after hisgruelling race, it was virtually snatched from his hand by Jadam whoordered him to go up to Rajiv Gandhi and “take his blessings”.Still elated from his victory. Ram readily agreed and walked up thestairs to where Rajiv was standing and folded his hands. But Jadam,typical of his tribe, felt that was not enough. Grasping Ram roughly bythe shoulder, he virtually pushed him down on his knees and whispered”touch his feet”. Sycophancy, it appeared, will never take a back seatto sport.Ram, however, was literally dwarfed by the burlyman-mountain, shot putter Bahadur Singh. 36 taking part in his lastAsiad. Singh emulated his gold-winning performance at the Bangkok Gameswith a throw of 18.53 m and in the bargain avenged his defeat at thehands of the favourite, Kuwait’s Mohammed Al Zinkawi, at last year’smeet in Tokyo. Zinkawi’s coach struck one of the few discordant notes in the Games when he accused Bahadur Singh, after the event, of havingtaken drugs to improve his performance. But it was all too obviously anemotional reaction to the toppling of the favourite, and nobody took his outburst very seriously. As for Bahadur, he was quite content to endhis athletics career in a gold-tinged blaze of glory. “I have hadenough,” said the burly gold medallist, “now I am switching to coachingso that the tradition of Indians winning shot put medals at every Asiadshould continue.”Chinese world record holder Wu Shude winning the weightlifting goldIndia’s medal challenge accelerated on the nexttwo days, spurred on by the wildly-cheering 40-50,000-strong crowd. Thedisappointment at long distance medal hope Shivnath Singh burninghimself out too early and finishing fifth was soon forgotten as CharlesBorromeo, 23. lived up to his earlier prediction to India Today that hewould finish the 800 m in less than 1.47 minutes. Running a superbtactical race, Borromeo forged ahead in the last 150 m to give India its ninth gold with almost contemptuous ease. Said Borromeo aftercompleting his victory lap to a standing ovation: “The race went exactly as planned; but the support of the crowd helped a great deal. Now mynext goal is the Olympic gold in 1984 at Los Angeles.”What waseven more heartening, in the context of Indian sport, was theunprecedented sight of India’s gold medal winners being mobbed byautograph hunters, till now the exclusive preserve of cricketers andfilm stars. At the Shivaji Stadium, the scenes of jubilation when theIndian women’s hockey team cake-walked to another gold medal wereunprecedented. Their victory lap before a jam-packed stadium and themedal presentation by Rajiv Gandhi were moments of triumph thattranscended the mere winning of a medal. It was a nation rejoicing inthe moveable feast that the team had provided right through thetournament, even diverting Mrs Gandhi from her busy schedule to bepresent at the final whistle.Said a visibly-excited captain.Eliza Nelson: “We are proud to have won the gold the very first time the tournament has been introduced.” Coach Balkishen Singh credits thevictory to the strenuous practice the team underwent for the past 18months.Said he: “We were worried about our defence, where we were relatively weak; but it was hardly tested.” That is substantiated bythe fact that the Indian women slammed in a total of 37 goals in thetournament, conceding just one. Meanwhile, their male counterparts werestorming their way into what looked like a predictable clash withtraditional rivals Pakistan in the finals, an event for which ticketswere sold out well in advance.Similarly, in weightlifting, GianSingh Cheema. the powerfully built pub-owner from Birmingham, earnedIndia its first ever medal in the Asian Games weightlifting competitionwhen he took two bronze medals in the 100 kg category. Other Indianweightlifters missed out on the medals but most of them bettered theirown national marks which was compensation enough. In fact, this year,Indian lifters have bettered national records an incredible 69 times, atribute to the planned training programme they have been on for the last 18 months.Overt Signals: Elsewhere, there were equallyovert signals that Indian sport is finally coming of age. In swimming,for the first time in international competition, there were Indianswimmers in almost every final that took place. In fact few peoplerealised that Khazan Singh and Ranajoy Punaja’s fourth-placing makesthem the fourth-fastest in Asia. Says Singh; “We could have done evenbetter with more training and protein rich diets.” Swimming coach Bernad Johnke echoed these views and pointed to the fact that most of theIndian swimmers improved upon their national record-breaking timingsduring the September Trial Games. Similarly, India’s fifth placing inthe men’s gymnastics team events is far better than any previousperformance and clearly promises much for the future.Indira Gandhi poses with the winning gymnasts after the medal ceremonyBut with the main focus having shifted to athletics, the real superstars were beingfeted at the impressive Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. Pride of place, as far as India was concerned, went to M.D. Valsamma, the 400 m hurdlesnational champion. A month before the Games, she had confidently toldIndia Today that “all that lies between me and the gold are 10 hurdles,” and she proved that it was no idle boast. Having posted the best timing in the heats, she was clearly the favourite when the race started. Buther performance in the finals eclipsed all expectations.Stridingsmoothly and clearing the hurdles at just the right height, she hit theelectronic beam well ahead of the rest in the fantastic time of 58.47sees which was not just a new Asian Games record but an Asian record aswell, the only athlete at the Games to have achieved that distinction so far. Exulted the 22-year-old railway clerk: “I was certain of winningsince my timings were better than that of my competitors.” She is nowlooking forward to flying back to Kerala with her coach with the Rs 1lakh award promised to her by the Kerala Government if she won the gold.Disappointment: Another favourite, Geeta Zutshi, missed gold by the proverbial whiskerin the 800 m women and had to remain content with the silver. Said avisibly disappointed athletics coach, Joginder Singh Saini: “She kickedoff for her final burst too early.” But even so, Zutshi’s silver didlittle harm to India’s rapidly-swelling medal tally which was soonenhanced by two more silver medals from P.T. Usha in the 100 m andPremchandran in the 400 m on the third day of the athletics programme.Mrs Gandhi also seemed to revel in the proceedings. She was seen at various stadia, particularly where Indians were participating, lending herpresence to the proceedings, clapping as enthusiastically as anybodyelse. The crowds seem to acknowledge her contribution, and gave herstanding ovations. As one wag remarked: “If Mrs Gandhi held an electiontomorrow she would win hands down.” But the person who stole some of her limelight was superstar Amitabh Bachchan. Looking gaunt and subduedafter his brush with death, Bachchan revealed himself as a sportsaddict. He stayed in Delhi right through the duration of the Games,hopping from one stadium to the next and causing near-riots wherever hewent.Other VIPs were not so favoured. When it was announced thatHaryana Chief Minister Bhajan Lal would give out the medals ingymnastics, the crowd booed their disfavour. And when Lal, the formerwrestler waddled up to the dias with his paunch leading him by at least a foot, there was an embarrassing silence broken by fits of derisivelaughter at the comical sight he made compared to thesuperbly-conditioned gymnasts.India beating Japan 7-2on the way to the finals clash with PakistanHowever, the darling of the crowdsat the main athletics stadium clearly was the attractive and charmingFilipino sprinter, Lydia de Vega, 18. Her 100 m win earned her the title of the fastest woman in Asia and instant stardom. Said an elated deVega after the event: “I am proud to have won the first gold medal formy country in 20 years.” Lydia’s stardom was not restricted to thetrack. Back home, she is considered a national hero and has justcompleted her first film. In fact, the film, called ‘Gold Medal” basedon her life story, was released on the day the Games began. But for allher popularity back home, Lydia is surprisingly modest and unassuming.”Two favourite things are running and movies,” she says, “and I am glad I am doing well in both.” If she wins the sprint double as expected,Lydia is certain to return home a national treasure.”My successis all due to him,” says Lydia, pointing to her father, a retiredpoliceman, who chaperones the shapely (34-26-36) star to competitions in the Philippines and abroad and officiates as her coach.But asthe Games entered its second and final week, there were certain to beother heroes born each day. Rabuan Pit, the favourite for the men’ssprint double, was just one prospect, while the wrestling and boxing,the two events that started the last, are likely to further improve upon India’s medal tally, which, at the end of the first week, was alreadyheading for an all-time-record.- Dilip Bobb with Amarnath K. Menon and Sreekant Khandekar
La Liga Sevilla vs Real Madrid Live Streaming: When and Where to Watch Live Telecast, Timings in IndiaBy admin on November 26, 2019
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. Sevilla welcome Real Madrid on Sunday as the La Liga action spices up after Barcelona’s shock 2-0 loss to Granada on Saturday.Sevilla have 10 points from their first four games under new coach Julen Lopetegui, with ex-Eibar midfielder Joan Jordan and on loan from Madrid left-back Sergio Reguilon in great form. But Zinedine Zidane’s side are just two points behind them, with LaLiga’s current ‘Pichichi’ topscorer Karim Benzema in top form. Adding to the intrigue is Los Blancos have lost each of their last four LaLiga visits to the Estadio Sanchez Pizjuan, including 3-0 last season, during the Andalusians current coach Julen Lopetegui’s short spell in charge of Madrid.La Liga 2019 Live: SEVILLA VS REAL MADRID Live StreamingWhere to watch La Liga 2019 Sevilla vs Real Madrid live in India?The Sevilla vs Real Madrid match in the La Liga will be played at the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan Stadium in Seville. The La Liga Sevilla vs Real Madrid live telecast will be on Facebook in India at 12.30AM.How and where to watch La Liga 2019 Sevilla vs Real Madrid live streaming?The Sevilla vs Real Madrid live stream will be available on Facebook app and facebook.com website in India. footballla ligalive streamingreal madrid First Published: September 22, 2019, 11:15 PM IST
New Delhi, Jun 19 (PT) The following are the top/expected stories at 1730 hours: EXPECTED STORIES: *Report of FIFA World Cup match between Colombia and Japan. *Report of FIFA World Cup match between Poland and Senegal. *Report of FIFA World Cup match between Russia and Egypt. STORIES ON THE WIRE: SPO-SANATHFor me, Arjun will be like any other player: U-19 bowling coach Sanath New Delhi, Jun 19 (PTI) All eyes will be on Arjun Tendulkar when Indian colts start their campaign against Sri Lanka but for Under-19 team’s new bowling coach Sanath Kumar, “he will be like any other member of the team”. SPO-HOCK-HARENDRAHarendra eyeing Olympic dream in different role in Tokyo By Saumojyoti S Choudhury New Delhi, Jun 19 (PTI) He never got the opportunity to represent India at the Olympics as a player but Harendra Singh is hopeful of living that dream in a different way — as the coach of the senior men’s hockey team at the 2020 Tokyo Games. SPO-PAK-FITNESSYasir, Babar to undergo fitness test ahead of Zimbabwe tour Karachi, June 19 (PTI) Senior leg-spinner Yasir Shah will undergo fitness test this weekend in Lahore ahead of the tour to Zimbabwe, starting June 28. SPO-HOCK-WOMRani, Gurjit lead India to series-levelling win over Spain Madrid (Spain), June 19 (PTI) Skipper Rani Rampal and defender Gurjit Kaur struck a brace each as Indian women hockey team thrashed Spain 4-1 in the fifth and final match to level the series 2-2. SPO-TENNIS-IND Ramkumar crashes out of Ilkley Challenger New Delhi, June 19 (PTI) Indian Davis Cupper Ramkumar Ramanathan continued to struggle on grass as he crashed out of the Ilkley ATP Challenger event after losing his first round to Austrias Sebastian Ofner.advertisementSPO-BCCI-FITNESSYo-Yo effect: BCCI for fitness tests before selectionNew Delhi, June 19 (PTI) The BCCI has decided to conduct fitness tests of players before they are picked in the national team to avoid embarrassing late withdrawals like the ones by Mohammad Shami and Ambati Rayudu from the Test and ODI sides after failing the ‘Yo-Yo’ test.SPO-ICC-RANKINGSDhawan reaches career-best 24, Vijay and Jadeja move up tooDubai, Jun 19 (PTI) Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan moved up 10 places to achieve a career-best 24 while teammates Murali Vijay and Ravindra Jadeja also moved up in the latest ICC Test rankings.SPO-JK RACINGJK Tyre FMSCI National Racing begins July 6New Delhi, June 19 (PTI) The 21st edition of the JK Tyre FMSCI National Racing Championship will get underway in Coimbatore on July 5. PTI APAAPA
ATLANTA, GA – DECEMBER 01: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide looks on before the 2018 SEC Championship Game against the Georgia Bulldogs at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on December 1, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)The exodus from Nick Saban’s Alabama football staff may not be over year. Defensive coordinator Tosh Lupoi is weighing his options.Lupoi has been on staff in Tuscaloosa since 2014, when he was a defensive analyst.In 2016, he was upgraded to outside linebackers coach, and was promoted to defensive coordinator in 2017.Lupoi played defensive line at Cal from 2000-05, and coached the position at his alma mater from 2008-11. He had the same position at Washington from 2012-13.Now, he has reportedly looked into a job in the pros, which would be his first at that level.According to Matt Zenitz, Tosh Lupoi has interviewed with the Cleveland Browns for a job on the defensive staff.Quarterbacks coach and interim offensive coordinator Freddie Kitchens was promoted to Browns’ head coach after his strong work with Baker Mayfield as the 2018 season went along.From AL.com:Tosh Lupoi has interviewed with the Cleveland Browns for a defensive position on new coach Freddie Kitchens’ staff, sources told AL.com. Several sources in the coaching community told AL.com they believe it’s likely Lupoi lands with the Browns.Alabama has lost numerous staff members, many of whom are on the offensive end, already this off-season.Mike Locksley accepted the head coaching job at Maryland ahead of the College Football Playoff. His co-offensive coordinator Josh Gattis was set to join him, but instead took over as OC and play caller at Michigan.Quarterbacks coach Dan Enos was expected to take that role but instead took the offensive coordinator job at Miami under Manny Diaz. Offensive line coach Brent Key has also left to work for Geoff Collins at Georgia Tech.Former Alabama OC Steve Sarkisian and Notre Dame OC Chip Long have reportedly interviewed for jobs. Outside of Nick Saban, Alabama’s staff is going to look incredibly different in 2019.[AL.com]
How to Make a Bee’s Knees Cocktail Remember when Sony was king of electronics? While it reined on high in the 80’s, a series of missteps (and a healthy dose of South Korean competition) has put the tech titan on its heels. Sony is attempting to get some of its mojo back, however, with a new emphasis on hi-res audio. It is that ambition that spawned the company’s SRS-X9 wireless speaker, a luxurious brick of glass and aluminum loaded with top notch components, and priced to impress at a whopping $700.While the sticker is certainly shocking, Sony has put together an impressive piece of electronics in the X9. The gleaming top panel reflects lower models in its wireless speaker lineup, but the X9 stands alone with a host of premium accents, including golden halos around a pair of super tweeters on the top panel, brushed aluminum side panels, and a magnetically-attached speaker screen that can be removed to reveal five active drivers and two passive radiators under the hood.The system is powered by a monstrous 154 watts of claimed power from 8 individual digital amplifiers, and it’s one of the few truly hi-res wireless speakers we’ve encountered, offering playback of digital WAV and FLAC files at up to 192kHz/24 bit resolution. In addition, the X9 is designed to upscale your lower resolution files through a suite of digital sound processing (DSP). Wireless connectivity includes Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi connection supporting both DLNA and Airplay, along with dual USB ports.As for the sound, the X9 is strikingly clear, providing lucid transparency for the midrange and top end to dig up the finest details – though it does have a bit of bite. Bass isn’t as large and in charge as you might hope from a speaker at this price, but it does provide a hefty punch for its size. Speaking of hefty, this thing is as solid as it is elegant, packing over 10 pounds into its 17 x 5-inch frame.Those looking for a speaker that is strikingly accurate, and relentlessly elegant will want to take a look at the SRS-X9 for themselves. The Best Watches Under $1,000, From Classic to Sporty Escape the City and the Roads with the 2020 Subaru Outback Editors’ Recommendations The Best Wired and Wireless Headphones for Travel How 2 Brooklynites are Reviving an Iconic Midwestern Supper Club
The Government of Jamaica is taking more dynamic, innovative and aggressive steps to promote and encourage the greater development of Downtown Kingston.According to Prime Minister Andrew Holness, the Government has a clear and strategic plan to transform the skyline of Downtown Kingston to become the pearl of the Antilles.“The UDC has several projects for Downtown Kingston including apartment buildings, office buildings, parking facilities and cultural and entertainment facilities and then of course you would have heard as well about the Government circle project and then you would have heard the Minister of National Security also speak about the police plaza where we’ve identified the lands for that. I looked at some amazing architectural designs that is in place and the list of projects that I’ve seen would be about 15 major construction projects slated for Kingston and St. Andrew”, said Prime Minister Holness.The Prime Minister was speaking at the official opening of the new Grace Kennedy Headquarters on Wednesday, May 29, Harbour Street, DowntownWhile lauding the Grace Kennedy Group for its commitment to remain and develop downtown Kingston, the Prime Minister outlined that the Government already has policy incentives in place for tax incentives to promote further construction in the area.“The Government is going to be very aggressive in encouraging and promoting further developments like this. We already have incentive policies in place with the tax incentives for construction in this area (Downtown). We want to see more companies take advantage of it, ” noted Prime Minister Holness.In the meantime, the Prime Minister made clear that the Government is cognizant of the major infrastructure work that needs to be completed to transform the city.In that regard, he outlined that the necessary budgetary allocations will be made to facilitate the transformation.“The necessary utility infrastructure, sewage and water in particular – sewage along this stretch, that investment will be made, we have already scoped it, we know what the cost is and it will be programmed in budgets to come. We’re making the necessary provisions to bring water into this area and we have already made the budgetary provisions for those – so the government is going to put in place everything to make sure when you decide to build you are well facilitated”, stated Prime Minister Holness. The Government of Jamaica is taking more dynamic, innovative and aggressive steps to promote and encourage the greater development of Downtown Kingston. According to Prime Minister Andrew Holness, the Government has a clear and strategic plan to transform the skyline of Downtown Kingston to become the pearl of the Antilles. Story Highlights “The UDC has several projects for Downtown Kingston including apartment buildings, office buildings, parking facilities and cultural and entertainment facilities and then of course you would have heard as well about the Government circle project and then you would have heard the Minister of National Security also speak about the police plaza where we’ve identified the lands for that. I looked at some amazing architectural designs that is in place and the list of projects that I’ve seen would be about 15 major construction projects slated for Kingston and St. Andrew”, said Prime Minister Holness.
The Victoria Day long weekend is a sure sign that summer is just around the corner, leading to increased traffic on roads and highways. “Long weekends are a great time for socializing with friends and family and road trips,” said Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Minister Geoff MacLellan. “If you are planning to hit the road, please ignore your electronic devices, wear your seatbelt, obey the speed limit and never, ever drive while impaired.” The safety of Nova Scotians and people travelling the province’s roads and highways is a priority for police. “Our officers will be on the road this weekend to ensure that motorists are driving safely,” said Staff Sergeant Leanne MacDonald, officer in charge of the Nova Scotia RCMP Traffic Services Unit. “This Saturday is also National Impaired Driving Enforcement Day, and we’re reminding all drivers to plan ahead so that everyone can arrive home safely.” Drivers are also urged to be patient and reduce their speed while travelling through road construction zones. “Hundreds of Nova Scotians will be hard at work this construction season and we all play a role in keeping them safe,” said Mr. MacLellan. The province works with road safety partners, including the RCMP, the Nova Scotia Road Builders Association and Safety Services Nova Scotia, to raise awareness and education about road safety. For more information on road safety, go to: http://novascotia.ca/tran/roadsafety/roadsafety.asp.
OTTAWA — A quick look at December employment (numbers from the previous month in brackets):Unemployment rate: 5.6 per cent (5.6)Employment rate: 61.7 per cent (61.7)Participation rate: 65.4 per cent (65.4)Number unemployed: 1,125,100 (1,124,800)Number working: 18,808,400 (18,799,100)Youth (15-24 years) unemployment rate: 11.1 per cent (10.8)Men (25 plus) unemployment rate: 4.9 per cent (5.0)Women (25 plus) unemployment rate: 4.6 per cent (4.7)The Canadian Press
New Delhi: North East constituency is one of the seventh Lok Sabha seats in Delhi, dotted by JJ clusters, highest among the national capital. Sadly the constituency also stands in the last rank in terms of human development indicators in the city. Around 300 out of 800 slum clusters are located in the east and north east Delhi areas such as Seelampur, Gokulpur and Karawal Nagar among the most dense populated zones.However, the North East constituency also has urban pocket like Yamuna Vihar, Timarpur, Harsh Vihar and Dilshad Garden. The constituency wiil see a pitched battle between heavy weight politicians like Delhi Pradesh Congress Committe President Sheila Dikshit, Delhi’s BJP President and sitting MP Manoj Tiwari and Aam Aadmi Party’s National Spokesperson Dilip Pandey. N-E parliamentary seat, which is densely populated beacuse of porus border with Uttar Pradesh has around a total of 22.80 lakh voters, in which 12.47 lakhs are male and 10.32 lakhs female. Third gender voters are 99 in number and around 41,693 voters come from the age bar between 18 and 19 years. Also Read – Odd-Even: CM seeks transport dept’s views on exemption to women, two wheelers, CNG vehiclesTraffic woes, sanitation and rising crime in the areas falling under North East Delhi has emerged as the crucial poll issues in the upcoming lok Sabha elections. As one travels through the district, different priorities emerge, with residents of slum clusters and unauthorised colonies stressing on the need to improve the basic amanities, while relatively leaders are addressing these issues since long. However, all the major political parties in fray are promising to address these issues by pledging to build elevated corridors, flyovers and improve the dilapidated conditions of roads. Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: JavadekarDr Sumit Goyal, hailing from West Jyoti Nagar, said that “Under the leadership of PM Narendra Modi, the country is safe. You better tell, who is the successor after him. Whereas, Shahid Mirza, resident in Mustafabad, said that this time, we will vote only for the party which gives us concrete proof that they will do something for the sanitation problem and road connectivity. Few months earlier, the Delhi BJP chief and area MP Manoj Tiwari, who is one of the candidates shortlisted by BJP for the constituency, is trying to gain the score over its recent foundation laying for the national Highway 709-B ( Connecting Akshardam in Delhi to Saharanpur in UP) as his major achievement. The project will provide the seamless connectivity between Delhi and Uttar Pradesh and this NH 709 will help unclog these areas, simultaneously, easing the lives of the residents living nearby. The Pusta Road in district is dotted with a large number of unauthorised colonies and slum clusters on either side of the road, which lead to traffic snarls most of the time. Locals informed that crawling traffic has been a major concern for them for years. However, the problem has been aggravated with the opening of the Eastern peripheral expressway last year as the interstate vehicular load has increased multiple times. Moreover, AAP candidate said in the roadshows that AAP is also proposing for a signal-free elevated corridor from Bhajanpua to Bhopura border. “It will play a major role in easing traffic and wiil also a connecting with Uttar Pradesh,” said AAP candidate. Furthermore, he also addressed the gathering while saying that one of the major breakthroughs of our party was the construction of signature bridge, which is a blessing for commuters crossing parts of north-east Delhi. In near future, residents will see more flyovers and corridors in the constituency soon. Many voters from the Jafrabad, Seelampur and Mustafabad believe that the way former CM Sheila Dikshit performed during her three-term tenure as Chief Minister and worked for the development of the areas, there are high chances that she will win the mandate again. Somehow, during her 15-year tenure, Dikshit addressed the problem of traffic, built many flyovers, connecting Pusta Road and developed the conditon of the North East Delhi. This N-E constituency covers some areas of Delhi’s entire North East, Central Delhi District and some areas of Shahdara district. Ten Assembly seats, including Gokalpuri, Ghonda, Seelampur, Rohtas Nagar, Babarpur, Karawal Nagar, Timarpur and Mustafabad, fall under this constituency.
A petrol bomb attack took place on a house in Kokkuvil in Jaffna today, Jaffna based media reported.The attackers had arrived on motorcycles and threw petrol bombs towards the house. A van and two motorcycles parked outside the house had been completely destroyed in the attack.The front part of the house was also damaged in the attack. (Colombo Gazette)
“Let’s hope that we all see the international community in the next year finally seizing the nettle and dealing with the Middle East in a serious way and recognizing that these conflicts cannot be allowed to fester, breaking into ever more frequent cycles of violence.” Mr. Malloch-Brown was speaking to an audience of diplomats and students of international affairs at an event organized by Washington University’s Centre of the Global South, held at UN Headquarters in New York, at which he was given an award for his services to development.Mr. Malloch Brown noted that the Middle East crisis epitomized the two often contradictory pillars on which the UN is based. One was the idea that World War II victors would establish a collective international security order with no more war. The second was “a much more visionary one of ideals, of aspirations” for democracy and self-determination and development for people everywhere.“Surely now it’s time to find a solution based on a merger of those two great ideas of the United Nations, a collective security system underpinned by the world’s major powers but combined with an idealism which occasionally comes into sync with the first when people understand that the best security system in the world is self-determination and democratic rights,” he declared.The region’s conflicts are interlinked, “where you cannot find a solution to Iraq without addressing the issues of Iran and Syria, where you cannot find an enduring solution in Lebanon without similarly addressing the issues of the neighbours, where Israel’s security is pinned on one side by the political crisis in Lebanon and on the other by the crisis in the Palestinian territories,” he said.“And yet neither can they be solved by bilateral agreements, they are all linked up and this cone of conflict in the Middle East is the single greatest challenge to our world today.”
“ISIL and associated armed groups have perpetrated widespread and systematic violations of international human rights and international humanitarian law, which in some instances may amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity,” Mr. Šimonović said in a statement released by the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), as he wrapped up his visit to the region by meeting the Prime Minister of the Kurdistan region Government. Mr. Šimonović said Takfiri groups, or so-called ISIL, are terrorizing the local population, imposing on them brutal measures based on their “extremely radical and wrongful interpretation of Islam,” particularly members of religious and ethnic minorities including Christians, Kaka’ee, Shabaks, Turkmen, Sabaean Mendeans, Yezidis and others.“Among countless victims, I met with a 12-year-old girl who escaped sexual slavery, a father whose four sons were murdered because they refused to convert to Islam, and a boy who survived a mass execution – including of his father and brothers – despite being hit by six bullets,” the envoy recalled of his trip. ISIL leaves Yezidis “no option except to convert or die,” he said, adding that the militant’s actions toward Yezidi peoples may amount to an “attempt to commit genocide.”Well-resourced, armed and trained, and even supported by some local groups, ISIL continues to brutally violate the local population “with the aim of suppressing, expelling or destroying targeted ethnic and religious communities.” And these “brutal tactics” are causing divisions between those communities to deepen, Mr. Šimonović said. “Community leaders, elders, as well as religious authorities, must raise their voices and condemn violations of international human rights and humanitarian law, and demand the care and protection of the victims, no matter their ethnic, religious or other affiliations,” he added. While the new Iraqi Government seems well-intentioned, it needs broad local and international support to put an end to the atrocities and overcome attempts to divide society. During his visit, Mr. Šimonović met with Iraq’s Minister for Human Rights, Mr. Mohammed Madhi Ameen Al-Bayati, Speaker of the Council of Representatives, Dr. Salim al-Jabouri, and the Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government, Mr. Nechirvan Barzani. The Assistant Secretary-General also discussed with Government and civil society representatives ways to address some of the chronic human rights challenges, including corruption, problems with the administration of the criminal justice system, and the rights of women.Meeting with Government officials, Mr. Šimonović, argued for Iraq’s accession to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC), and the immediate acceptance of its ad-hoc jurisdiction for crimes that have been committed during the ongoing conflict. Legislative changes that make war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide punishable under the criminal laws of Iraq and the Kurdistan Region would send a clear message of the commitment to bring perpetrators of those crimes to justice. Mr. Šimonović and other members of the OHCHR delegation also visited five camps for displaced persons in the Dohuk and Erbil provinces of the Kurdistan region of Iraq. According to OHCHR, two million civilians have been displaced by the current conflict within Iraq, and nearly one million of them are displaced in the Kurdistan region of Iraq. It is absolutely critical for Iraq’s Central Government, the Kurdistan Regional Government and the international community to effectively coordinate to help all these people prepare for the brutal and approaching winter months. “Winter is not yet here, but I have already seen tents that have collapsed from the rain, despite all night efforts of the families living in them,” Mr. Šimonović said. “If additional measures are not immediately introduced, and especially if there is a new wave of displacement, those belonging to vulnerable groups, such as children, aged people, people with disabilities and those in need of medical assistance will be at risk.”
Opening hours for the exhibition are: Sunday 29 April 09:30-18:00 Monday 30 April-Wednesday 2 May 10:00-18:00 The European Automotive Trade Show runs alongside InterTyre at the NEC, Birmingham, from 29 April-2 May 2001. Visitors will be able to move freely between the shows which are held in adjoining halls. The European Automotive Trade Show 2001 is to provide a re-launch platform for First Line. Following its recent management buy out, one of the Oxfordshire-based company’s first acts was to book a 100 square metre stand at the aftermarket’s premier exhibition.First Line’s dramatic growth prior to its acquisition by Finelist marked it out as one of the UK’s leading replacement parts suppliers. Now that it is, once again, independent from Finelist, its new management team (including original founders Peter Joyner and John Madden) is looking forward to re-establishing the company and has chosen the European Automotive Trade Show to publicise its independence. The core values of quality, service and professionalism that originally made the company one of the leaders in its field will be demonstrated on First Line’s stand.‘The show is a good opportunity to re-state the values of the company and to re-establish ourselves with the true independent aftermarket,’ says First Line marketing director, Bob Knight.The company will again be using the eye catching and spacious stand construction first seen at last year’s Automechanika exhibition in Frankfurt.The European Automotive Trade Show 2001 is the leading exhibition in the automotive aftermarket and is organised by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders.-Ends- Notes to Editors: Visitors will enjoy free entry to the Show with a complimentary Show guide, and they will be able to pre-register entry on the official Show website – www.euroats.comClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)
Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive:As MPs prepare to vote on the government’s Brexit deal, we urge them to remember they hold the future of the British automotive industry – and the hundreds and thousands of jobs it supports – in their hands.Brexit is already causing us damage – in output, costs and jobs, but this does not compare with the catastrophic consequences of being cut adrift from our biggest trading partner overnight.The Just-in-Time nature of automotive means the impact of ‘no deal’ will be felt, not in months or weeks, but hours.A managed ‘no deal’ is a fantasy – we would face immediate delivery shortages, disruption, additional costs and uncertainty. Both government and parliament have a responsibility to take ‘no deal’ off the table or risk destroying this vital UK industry.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)
What do you young people do with digital networks?On the surface it’s a form of communicating with one another; text, images and video often usurping spoken word. On the surface, it’s as simple as that.But if you dig a little deeper, as Chelsey Hauge, postdoctoral fellow to the Centre for Research and Multiliteracies and the Social Justice Research Institute, has done you see the simplicity of youth social networking is much more complex.Jennifer Rowsell, centre director and Canada Research Chair in Mulitliteracies, is working with Hauge on a research study on photography and multimodality as well as various writing projects.“I feel so fortunate to work with Chelsey Hauge as the Social Justice Research Institute Postdoctoral Fellow for the 2016/2017 academic year,” said Rowsell. “Chelsey won a prestigious SSHRC Vanier Scholarship when she completed her PhD at the University of British Columbia. She has taught at Mills College in Oakland, Calif., and she currently works as a researcher at Google.”Hauge’s main post-doctoral project is about how global girl narratives circulate on networked media sites like Twitter, and how they are used in the classroom.“Think about Anne Frank — that’s a starting place for me, in terms of a girl-produced narrative used as an educational tool to facilitate something like “cosmopolitan understanding,” says Hague. “Fast forward to the present, and we have tons of girls producing narratives on social media about global inequities — think Malala Yousafzai, but also less famous girls, like seven-year-old Bana Alabed tweeting about her life in Syria, who has just amassed 70,000-plus followers on Twitter in one month.”Hauge’s work is multifaceted in its approach, first looking at how social media is being leveraged to build a girl-led social justice movement and secondly, how these social media channels are being taken up as educational tools in contemporary learning spaces.As Hauge says, it’s “both an ethnographic study and looking at big data generated from social media about how young people interact with global issues in digital spaces, and what we can learn from how teens engage with each other at the international level, online.”Her path to this work stems from her own experiences growing up, in California and Latin America.“I think what most inspired me to pursue research on these topics as a career was my earlier engagements with youth programming as a young person myself,” says Hague. “I had some extraordinary opportunities to do youth-to-youth community development work, both in my own community in California — where I grew up — and also in Latin America. The relationships and projects I got to participate in during that time really made me think about what is possible for young people interested in social activism.”Hague says that her work with global youth in civic engagement, community development and later, media literacy in New York City, Oakland, and Latin America all enriched her belief in the power of young people to connect with each, support each other’s dream, and have the power together over their own lives, communities, and even the world.Working alongside Rowsell has also helped Hague frame her thinking on her own work.“Working with Dr. Rowsell has been a really positive experience,” says Hague. “Her work in multiliteracies has been really formative for me, and she is helping me think through, concretely, how young people move through different meaning-making processes both on and offline. We’re also working on a photography and literacies project, and I’m learning an enormous amount from the way she thinks about how people make images, and why those images matter. I still can’t quite believe I get to work with someone who’s work has been so formative for me, but also for the literacy field.”Hauge is at Brock until August 2017.
And he admitted that he “feels unwelcome” in London because of mass protests organised to disrupt his visit. Mr Trump was interviewed by… Boris Johnson would make “a great prime minister” because “he’s got what it takes”, Donald Trump has said just days after the former foreign secretary quit Theresa May’s Cabinet. The US President said he was “very saddened” to see Mr Johnson leave the Government because he is “a very talented guy” for whom “I have a lot of respect”. However Mr Johnson’s successor as Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, was doing “a terrible job” and was failing the capital over terrorism and crime, he said. He also controversially said immigration had “changed the fabric of Europe”.–– ADVERTISEMENT ––
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Even though the ends of 2017 saw Greece show the biggest decline in general population unemployment in the European Union dropping from from 23.3 per cent to 20.7, it still remains the highest.According to the latest Eurostat data released on Wednesday in Brussels, Greek unemployment still sits at the top of the EU executive’s statistics agency list. Meanwhile, youth unemployment went up to 40.8 per cent in Greece in October from a 40.3 per cent in September, totalling 990,000 registered unemployed people below the age of 35.At 20.8 per cent in September 2017 Greece has almost triple the amount of unemployment compared to the general 8.7 per cent recorded within the Eurozone in December 2017 and the 7.3 percent in the EU. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
Notre civilisation est-elle vouée à disparaitre dans quelques décennies ?Une nouvelle étude menée en partenariat avec le Centre de vols spatiaux Goddard de la NASA prévoit la fin de notre civilisation industrielle d’ici quelques décennies. A cause d’une mauvaise gestion des ressources et de trop grandes disparités économiques notre civilisation industrielle occidentale est vouée à l’effondrement. La fin de notre ère civilisationnelle, telle que nous la connaissons, devrait advenir au cours des prochaines décennies. C’est du moins ce qu’affirme une nouvelle étude réalisée par des scientifiques en partenariat avec le Centre de vols spatiaux Goddard de la NASA.Pour en arriver à de telles conclusions, les chercheurs se sont basés sur un modèle mathématique appelé “HANDY”, pour Human and And Natural DYnamical. Celui-ci a été mis au point à partir d’un croisement de données récupérées auprès de documents historiques relatant le fonctionnement des grandes civilisations, comme celle des Mayas ou encore l’empire romain. L’outil répertorie un certain nombre de facteurs qui en ont provoqué l’anéantissement à savoir : la population, le climat, l’eau, l’agriculture, et l’énergie.Des phénomènes sociaux clés Les résultats de ce modèle, publiés récemment dans l’Elsevier Journal Ecological Economics et relayés par le Guardian, mettent en évidence les mécanismes sous-jacents à la chute d’une civilisation. “Ces facteurs peuvent conduire à l’effondrement lorsqu’ils convergent pour générer deux fonctions sociales cruciales” explique le Guardian. En d’autres termes, ce sont l’exploitation à outrance des ressources et l’organisation des sociétés selon des stratifications économiques riches et pauvres qui conduit les civilisations à leur perte. Un modèle qui se répèterait inlassablement depuis 5000 ans. Ces phénomènes sociaux “ont toujours joué un rôle central dans le processus d’effondrement. Du moins au cours des cinq mille dernières années”, indique l’étude.Deux scénarios possibles Concrètement, en ce qui concerne la fin de notre civilisation, l’étude révèle deux scénarios possibles. Dans un premier cas, les plus riches pourraient avoir tellement accaparé les ressources que les populations plus pauvres, constituées principalement de travailleurs, seraient anéanties par la famine. Cette strate ne pouvant plus assurer les fonctions nécessaires au maintien des sociétés, elle entrainerait dans sa chute le système tout entier. Dans un deuxième cas, la surconsommation des ressources entrainerait le déclin des populations, toutes catégories confondues. Les populations pauvres seraient les premières à décliner avant d’être suivies de près par les populations riches. Et contrairement à ce que certains estiment, les nouvelles technologies ne seraient pas en mesure d’empêcher cette chute, au contraire. À lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ?”Le changement technologique peut augmenter l’efficacité de l’utilisation des ressources, mais cela tend aussi à augmenter à la fois la consommation des ressources et l’échelle d’exploitation de ces ressources”, or, “l’augmentation de la consommation compense souvent l’augmentation de l’efficacité de l’utilisation des ressources”, affirment les chercheurs dans leur étude. Rééquilibrer le partage des ressources Pour éviter un point de non-retour, les scientifiques préconisent un rééquilibre du partage des ressources et un enrayement de la surconsommation. “Les deux solutions-clés sont de réduire les inégalités économiques afin d’assurer une distribution plus juste des ressources, et de réduire considérablement la consommation de ressources en s’appuyant sur des ressources renouvelables moins intensives et sur une croissance moindre de la population”.Le 20 mars 2014 à 18:56 • Emmanuel Perrin