first_imgOver 100 militants, including 23 foreigners, have been killed in Kashmir in the first five months of 2019, but what is keeping the security establishment worried is the large number of new recruits, officials said on Sunday.According to them, 50 youngsters have joined various terror outfits since March and the security establishment needs to find a better way to cut off the supply chain and can consider educating families on radicalisation of the youth.The officials said 101 militants — 23 foreigners and 78 local militants — were killed in 2019 till May 31. They include top commanders such as Zakir Musa, the chief of so-called Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind, a group affiliated with Al-Qaeda. However, there is a sudden surge of militants from Hizbul Mujahideen joining Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind, especially after the elimination of Musa on May 23, they said. The officials, many of whom are engaged in either fighting militancy on the ground or formulating strategy, believe there is a need for having a relook at the policy. Among the terrorists killed, Shopian accounted for a maximum of 25, including 16 local militants. Pulwama was second with the killings of 15 militants, followed by Awantipora with 14 and Kulgam with 12. However, all these highly-volatile areas in south Kashmir continue to contribute more youths to various militant groups. The officials said infiltration was also picking up and some of the terrorists had managed to sneak in from Poonch and Rajouri districts of Jammu region as well as from the LoC in Kashmir Valley. This created a more alarming situation for the security forces which were readying themselves for the two-month-long Amarnath Yatra beginning this month-end.There has been a steady rise in the number of youths taking up arms in the valley since 2014 onwards as compared to 2010-2013 when the figures stood at 54, 23, 21 and 6 respectively. In 2014, the number shot up to 53 and in 2015, it reached 66 before touching the highest mark of 88 in 2016, data presented in Parliament earlier showed.After the February 14 terror strike in Pulwama, the officials feel, encounters between terrorists and security forces have turned into spectacles with protests and stone pelting by locals at sites, followed by large gatherings at funerals. The entire phenomenon has the potential to create an emotionally charged environment ideal for recruiting fresh cadres, they added.last_img read more

first_imgLATEST STORIES The fighting Filipino senator tried to take everything in good humor, but his handlers seethed and claimed Thurman would be readily silenced and crushed inside the ring.Pacquiao later lost his cool and cried he would make Thurman eat his words. This came after Thurman insulted Pacquiao by saying the eight-division world champion has the arms of a “T-Rex dinosaur.”Did Thurman like to picture Pacquiao as monster or a dummy?Anyway, Thurman continued to rant and protest, saying it was improper for him to be the “B” side in the rivalry against Pacquiao.Of course, it’s time Thurman must be told that, despite his unbeaten record, he’s checking into the Pacquiao fight with practically nothing solid to show.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ He showed up at the press conference grossly overweight.As for their respective last fights, Pacquiao had a great flashy showing against Adrien Broner.Thurman? He was an eye sore, dull, slow, predictable and nearly got KO’d by the gross underdog Josesito Lopez.In the New York press con, Thurman showed up in street attire, sneakers, with a heavy gold chain around his neck. He looked shallow, cheap.Pacquiao, 40, was fresh and dignified in a blue suit.He loomed regal, the certified “A” side against the the comebacking patched-up Thurman.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Pacquiao is also WBA welterweight champion and, for the record, has been content being tagged “regular” or secondary champion, the underdog.There’s no clear label for the July 20 bout in Las Vegas, but the result should readily establish the definite supreme WBA welterweight ruler.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsMeanwhile, Thurman, has not relented in pushing Pacquiao around with trashy verbal blows.He said he would retire Pacquiao by making him disappear. Not content, Thurman barked he would CRUCIFY Pacquiao. PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venuecenter_img ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Welterweight boxing champion Keith Thurman, 30, roared in protest after being tagged the “B” side fighter in his July 20 showdown with Manny Pacquiao.Thurman, 29-0, 22 KOs, has always felt superior and supreme since being elevated as WBA “super” welterweight champion.ADVERTISEMENT Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony PLAY LIST 00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony02:35Manny Pacquiao compares ‘heavy-handed’ Keith Thurman to Antonio Margarito01:40Keith Thurman says it’s ‘game over’ for Manny Pacquiao02:42PH 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 Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess UAAP stars turn back NCAA counterparts Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting View commentslast_img read more

first_img annu raniFinaliaaf world championshipsJavelin throw First Published: October 2, 2019, 7:25 AM IST Doha: India’s Annu Rani failed to repeat her impressive qualifying round form as she finished eighth in the women’s javelin throw here on Tuesday.Annu, who on Monday smashed her own national record with a 62.43m throw, could only produce a best of 61.12m in the final round competition on Tuesday. The 27-year-old Annu opened with a 59.25m before coming up with efforts of 61.12m and 60.20m which put her among the top eight after three attempts and gave her three more throws.However, she could not improve upon her second-round bid of 61.12m, coming up with 60.40m, 58.49m and 57.93m, to finish at eighth out of the 12 finalists.”I have some technical faults and I will work on them and hopefully will do better. I am yet to qualify for the Olympic Games. I hope to make amends of my technical problems and qualify for the Olympics for which I have to throw 64m,” Annu said after her event.”The training in Europe helped me a lot, especially the stint in Czech Republic where I got a lot of chance to compete with top throwers and I got a lot of experience from there. Training under Uwe Hohn also helped in learning a lot,” she added.”I want to do well for the country and my ultimate dream is an Olympic medal.”The 2018 Commonwealth Games silver medallist, Kelsey Lee Barber, won the gold with a final round throw of 66.56m while the Chinese duo of Asian Games champion Liu Shiying and Asian champion Lyu Huihui took the silver and bronze with efforts of 65.88m and 65.49m respectively.Annu will, however, held her head high as she had become the first Indian woman to reach the javelin throw final in the World Championships. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow 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.last_img read more

first_imgBeijing, Aug 28 (PTI) China is drafting a tough law to ban the use of the national anthem at “improper” private occasions by introducing criminal prosecution for violators, according to a media report today.The draft legislation was given a second reading at the bimonthly session of the National Peoples Congress (NPC) Standing Committee, the top legislative body, which opened today.Lawmakers have backed the proposal to ban the anthem at funerals and other “improper” private occasions, in commercial advertisements or as background music at public places, state-run news agency Xinhua reported.The violators, including those who maliciously modify the lyrics, will face criminal prosecution or up to 15 days detention, the report said.The song will only be allowed at formal political gatherings, including the opening and closing of NPC sessions, constitutional oath ceremonies, flag raising ceremonies, major celebrations, award ceremonies, commemorations, national memorial day events, important diplomatic occasions, major sport events and other proper occasions, it said.Despite the restrictions, the legislation encourages people to sing the anthem on proper occasions to express patriotism.The law states that the song should be included in textbooks for students at primary and secondary schools. PTI KJ AKJ KJlast_img read more

first_imgepisodeNew Delhi, Dec 21 (PTI) The government today attacked the Congress for disrupting iconic cricketer Sachin Tendulkars speech in the Rajya Sabha, saying the opposition party has lost its “direction and plot after change in its leadership”.Bowlers of opponent teams were unable to stop Tendulkar from making runs during his cricketing career, but unfortunately today in the Upper House the members of the Congress party stalled his maiden speech, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar told reporters here.”The Congress today behaved in an undemocratic manner in the Upper House by disrupting Bharat Ratna Sachin Tendulkar from speaking on the important and non-political issue of sports and its development in the country,” Kumar said.Tendulkar could not initiate a short-duration discussion on the right to play and the future of sports in India.”Despite repeated requests from the Chairman of the House that he (Tendulkar) should be allowed to speak on this important and public interest issue, the Congress did not allow him to speak,” Kumar said.It seems that Congress has lost its direction and plot after the change in its leadership, the minister said in a veiled attack on new party president Rahul Gandhi.The stalemate in Parliament between the BJP and the Congress over Prime Minister Narendra Modis remarks against his predecessor Manmohan Singh continued.”After disrupting the Lok Sabha for several days, today they are participating in the discussion on supplementary demand for the grants. But in the Rajya Sabha, they are continuing to disrupt the proceedings,” the minister said, adding that the party was “totally confused”. PTI JTR SMNadvertisementlast_img read more

first_imgLaitkor (Meghalaya), Dec 28 (PTI) Opposition Hills State People Democratic Party today alleged corrupt people were responsible for the financial mess in the state and if elected to power the HSPDP-UDP alliance will provide a clean government.Assembly elections in Meghalaya are due early next year and the HSPDP has forged a pre-poll alliance with United Democratic Party (UDP).HSPDP president Ardent Basaiawmoit alleged corrupt officials were allowing corruption to take place at various levels in the government resulting in low availability of funds for developmental works and causing hardships for the people.”HSPDP will not tolerate corruption at any level of governance. We will not be afraid to pull out all the corrupt people in governance responsible for all the financial mess in the state. We will take them to task,” he said.”Our vision is very clear ? to remove hardships of the people and to protect them through appropriate legislations and to root out corruption,” the HSPDP president said.The HSPDP has at present four MLAs.As per the pre-poll alliance with the UDP, he said the HSPDP will be contesting in 10 seats reserved for the party.But the party and will also put up candidates in another nine free-to-contest seats in the Khasi – Jaintia Region, the HSDP president said. Basaiawmoit, who is also the MLA from Nongkrem seat distributed work orders worth Rs 2 crore to beneficiaries under the Special Rural Work Programme of the government.The HSPDP president also distributed work orders worth Rs 2.5 lakh each under the Intensive Sports and Youth Development Programme and the Development of Traditional Folk Music. PTI JOP RG PSadvertisementlast_img read more

first_imgNEW YORK — Down two defensemen most of the game, the New York Rangers still managed to earn a point against the Winnipeg Jets.Thanks to excellent goaltending by Ondrej Pavelec, the Jets pulled out a 1-0 victory over the Rangers on shootout goals by Evander Kane and Blake Wheeler on Nov. 1.Pavelec made 36 saves in regulation and two in overtime, including a stop on Martin St. Louis’ breakaway. He allowed a goal to Mats Zuccarello to start the shootout but denied the next three attempts.The shutout was his first this season as the Jets improved to 5-5-1.“Good for him,” Jets coach Paul Maurice said. “Pav was our best player by far. He really earned this win for us.”The Rangers (5-4-1) were forced to play with only four defensemen for the final two periods and overtime after captain Ryan McDonagh and Kevin Klein were injured in the first period.McDonagh sustained a separated shoulder on a hard check into the boards by Kane. Klein left with a bruised foot after he blocked a shot.McDonagh was forced out when his left shoulder was rammed into the boards behind the New York net with just over eight minutes left in the first. McDonagh hurt the same shoulder last April against Vancouver, forcing him to miss the final five regular-season games.McDonagh and Klein will be re-evaluated on Nov. 1.The Rangers continued with only Dan Girardi, Marc Staal, Matt Hunwick and Mike Kostka on defense. Girardi played a career-high 34 minutes, 50 seconds, Staal skated for 29:33, Hunwick logged 27:58, and Kostka 21:56.“It was a great opportunity for a couple of guys to get more minutes, and I thought they played outstanding,” Lundqvist said. “We had so many good opportunities to win this one. We played with poise and we were smart.”The Rangers will host St. Louis on Nov. 3 in their next game, likely without new captain McDonagh. “It’s hard, and we are going to have to rally around him, not only as defensemen, as a team,” Staal said. “You can’t replace a guy like that.”New York was already missing John Moore, who served the first game of a five-game suspension, and fellow defenseman Dan Boyle, who broke a hand in the season opener.Moore was suspended for five games after his hit to the head of Minnesota’s Erik Haula on Monday.Kostka hadn’t played since Oct. 14 when he committed two turnovers that directly led to New York Islanders goals.Rangers coach Alain Vigneault saw positives despite the loss.“Our four defensemen logged tons of minutes. Our forwards did a great job of working their way back and giving help,” Vigneault said. “We played one of our best games of the season.”The shutout was the second this season for New York’s Henrik Lundqvist and 52nd of his NHL career. He made 25 saves, including a glove stop on a shot by Toby Enstrom with just under two minutes left in the third period.“It’s tough to lose in a shootout, but I thought we battled hard for most of the game,” Staal said. “Hank was swallowing rebounds all night which makes our job a lot easier.”New York, which hadn’t played since a furious comeback win over Minnesota on Oct. 27, struggled again on the power play — going 0 for 5.. The Rangers have only two man-advantage goals in 10 games this season.The Jets played the third game of a four-game trip that ends Nov. 2 at Chicago. They beat the Islanders and lost in a shootout to New Jersey since the Rangers’ previous game.“We always enjoy playing in New York,” Kane said. “It was an ugly game for the most part, but Pav did a great job of getting us in it. I’m glad I was in position for the winner.”(ALLAN KREDA)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

first_imgATHENS (AP) – Alaixys Romao scored in stoppage time to complete a turnaround for Olympiakos against Rijeka.Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe had scored an emphatic equalizer in the 66th minute to cancel out Heber’s first-half opener for Rijeka.But the Croatian side went down to 10 men when Leonard Zhuta was shown a second yellow card seven minutes from time.And Romao hooked in the winner from close range for Olympiakos, which had also hit the bar moments earlier.Napoli beats 9-man Nice 2-0, closes in on Champions LeagueDries Mertens started this season where he left off the last, setting Napoli on its way to a 2-0 win over nine-man Nice in the first leg of their Champions League playoff on Wednesday.Mertens scored more than 30 goals last season for Napoli, with five of them in the Champions League. And it took the Belgium international less than 13 minutes to open his account for this campaign.Mertens sprung the offside trap to race onto a through-ball, take it past onrushing goalkeeper Yoan Cardinale and slot it into the empty net.The 30-year-old forward was instrumental in Napoli’s second, winning a penalty when he was tripped by Christophe Jallet just inside the area. Jorginho converted the spot-kick in the 70th minute.“Today was a very important match, we told ourselves that. The team played well and gave everything,” Mertens said. “But I think 2-0 is too little. It’s not bad, but if we watch the match again I think it’s too little looking at our performance.”Nice’s night went from bad to worse 12 minutes from time when midfielder Vincent Koziello was shown a straight red card for a challenge on Napoli’s Piotr Zielinski and teammate Alassane Plea followed him off the pitch after receiving a second yellow for dissent.“We could have avoided the two red cards, but it’s a bit harsh,” Nice coach Lucien Favre said. “It’s regrettable to finish with nine men, but what’s good is that we kept the scoreline the same because at 3-0 down we would have been done for. While now, there’s still hope.”Nice struggled to create anything without injured duo Mario Balotelli and Wesley Sneijder, who both used to play in Italy. The French side will hope to have them back for the second leg on Tuesday.A look at the other playoff first legs:___CELTIC 5, ASTANA 0Celtic will be confident of reaching the group stage for a second successive season after recording the biggest margin of victory for a home side in a Champions League play-off match.The Scottish side knocked Astana out in the third qualifying round last season 3-2 on aggregate and only a remarkable turnaround in Kazakhstan will prevent a repeat.Astana defender Evgeni Postnikov turned Tom Rogic’s strike into his own net shortly after the half hour and Scott Sinclair doubled Celtic’s lead just before halftime.Sinclair scored his second on the hour and further goals from James Forrest and Leigh Griffiths sealed a comfortable victory.___ISTANBUL BASAKSEHIR 1, SEVILLA 2Champions League newcomer Istanbul Basaksehir faces a tough task to reach the group stage after allowing Sevilla two away goals.Under a torrential downpour, Sergio Escudero opened the scoring for the Spanish side in the 16th minute with a low shot into the bottom far corner.Eljero Elia leveled shortly after the hour mark, but Wissam Ben Yedder secured the win six minutes from time.Sevilla reached the round of 16 last season, but lost 3-2 on aggregate to Leicester.___HAPOEL BEER-SHEVA 2, MARIBOR 1There was an early scare for Beer-Sheva in its bid for a first appearance in the group stage.Marcos Tavares took advantage of a defensive error to fire Maribor ahead in the 10th minute, but Anthony Nwakaeme equalized two minutes later with a spectacular volley into the roof of the net.Shir Tzedek converted a penalty in first-half stoppage time to put the home side ahead after Maor Melikson was fouled by Blaz Vrhovec.DANIELLA MATAR, Associated PressTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

first_imgUEFA Europa League Arsenal team news: Walcott and Wilshere start at Red Star in Europa League Goal Last updated 2 years ago 00:13 10/20/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Theo Walcott Arsenal Getty Images UEFA Europa League Crvena Zvezda v Arsenal Arsenal Crvena Zvezda Arsene Wenger’s men will look to put the disappointment of a Premier League defeat at Watford behind them in Belgrade on Thursday Theo Walcott and Jack Wilshere start for Arsenal in their Europa League encounter with Red Star Belgrade on Thursday.Mathieu Debuchy, meanwhile, makes his first Gunners start in nearly a year while Mohamed Elneny starts alongside Holding and the Frenchman in a makeshift defence.The Gunners made easy work of Cologne and BATE Borisov in their first two group-stage matches, and can move five points clear at the top of Group H with a win on Thursday. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player However, they are without a number of first team stars including Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez while Chuba Akpom is the most recognisable name among Arsene Wenger’s subs.Arsenal XI: Cech; Debuchy, Elneny, Holding; Nelson, Coquelin, Willock, Maitland-Niles; Walcott, Wilshere; Giroud.Subs: Macey, DaSilva, Nketiah, Akpom, McGuane, Osei-Tutu, Sheaf.last_img read more

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say PSG star Kylian Mbappe taking Spanish lessonsby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the lovePSG star Kylian Mbappe appears to be preparing for a move to Spain, it has been revealed.Mbappe is expected to attract a record bid from Real Madrid next summer amid claims in Spain of personal terms having already been struck.And L’Equipe says Mbappe is already preparing for the move by taking Spanish language lessons.Indeed, Mbappe often converses with Neymar in Spanish inside the locker room. Neymar is fluent thanks to his time with Barcelona.Interestingly, it’s also been revealed today that Neymar has never bothered to learn French during his two years in Paris. last_img read more

first_imgKelly Bryant throwing the football in warmups.CLEMSON, SC – SEPTEMBER 01: Quarterback Kelly Bryant #2 of the Clemson Tigers warms up before the start of the Tigers’ football game against the Furman Paladins at Clemson Memorial Stadium on September 1, 2018 in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo by Mike Comer/Getty Images)Kelly Bryant surprised many when the former Clemson quarterback decided to transfer to Missouri, choosing the Tigers over a handful of other notable programs.There’s optimism surrounding Missouri heading into the 2019 season, though, and the Tigers are set to open the season on Aug. 31 against Wyoming.Unfortunately, Bryant appears to be dealing with an injury.Missouri head coach Barry Odom announced this afternoon that Bryant left today’s practice with a hamstring injury. The injury is not believed to be serious, though anything hamstring related can be a cause for concern, especially with the season only a couple of weeks away.Both Kelly Bryant and Albert Okwuegbunam left #Mizzou practice today. Head coach Barry Odom said Bryant has a hamstring strain and Okwuegbunam has a knee strain. Doesn’t yet have an idea of the recovery time for either.— Mitchell Forde (@Mitchell4D) August 5, 2019Bryant decided to transfer out of Clemson when Dabo Swinney named then-freshman Trevor Lawrence the team’s starter at quarterback.The former Clemson starter threw for 2,802 yards, 13 touchdowns and eight interceptions in 2017. He added 665 yards and 11 touchdowns on the ground.Missouri is set to open its season on Aug. 31 against Wyoming at 7:30 p.m. E.T.last_img read more

first_imgPatients of Dr. William Vitale are being notified that some may need to be re-vaccinated to be properly protected against preventable disease. Dr. Vitale had his licence suspended by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia for improperly administering vaccines. Patients who received infant vaccinations given before 24 months of age, from 1992 to 1994, and from 2003 to present, may need to be re-immunized. “While it is important to be revaccinated properly, this is not an emergency. We recommend that patients, if needed, have their first re-vaccination appointment by the end of February,” said Dr. Robin Taylor, Medical Officer of Health for the Capital District Health Authority. “Immunizations work to protect us against diseases such as measles, mumps, tetanus and whooping cough and are the best way to stay healthy for years to come.” Between 1992 and 1994, and 2003 to present, affected patients were supposed to receive vaccines in separate doses at ages two months, four months, six months, 12 months and 18 months. Instead of administering different vaccines in separate syringes, Dr. Vitale is known to have mixed incompatible vaccines in one syringe and given them as a single shot. Health officials are encouraging patients to receive a first catch-up shot by the end of February. It may take more than six months to fully immunize a patient against some diseases. Wherever possible, patients of Dr. Vitale will be notified by mail. However patients, or parents of patients who were younger than 24 months, and received vaccinations from Dr. Vitale in the affected periods, are encouraged to see their family physician or to call 811. Patients can contact family doctors to arrange to be re-vaccinated. For those in the Halifax area without a family doctor, a vaccination clinic for patients of Dr. Vitale will start Jan. 8. Appointments are required and can be arranged by calling 481-5813. Any patients of Dr. Vitale who live outside Halifax are encouraged to contact their primary care provider — family doctor, nurse practitioner, community health nurse, or the local public health office. Public health telephone numbers can be found at . Patients should not go to emergency rooms and walk-in clinics, because they are not designed to perform routine immunizations. “Doctors are well-informed on the right way to deliver vaccines, so this is a rare occurrence,” said Dr. Frank Atherton, Deputy Chief Public Health Officer, Department of Health and Wellness. “Most Nova Scotians are properly immunized. However, it is important that affected patients of this doctor take action to ensure that they are protected against these preventable diseases.” Information is also available online at .last_img read more

first_imgThe only way to protect the plaintiff was to prevent the search results from being displayed where they do the most harm: on Google’s global search results.Last, the Supreme Court concluded that freedom of expression concerns raised by Google and its supportive interveners were at best theoretical. The speech contained on the sites did not engage any freedom of expression values, but rather violated multiple court orders. The Supreme Court found that “most countries will likely recognize… the selling of pirated products as a legal wrong” and that freedom of expression does not require Google to engage in “the facilitation of the unlawful sale of goods.”Music Canada, together with the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), has been actively involved in this case since it was first appealed to the British Columbia Court of Appeal. Both the Supreme Court and the British Columbia Court of Appeal referred to their assistance in rendering their decisions.“Today’s decision confirms that online service providers cannot turn a blind eye to illegal activity that they facilitate; on the contrary, they have an affirmative duty to take steps to prevent the Internet from becoming a black market,” said Graham Henderson, President and CEO of Music Canada. “This is welcome news for creators of all stripes who rely on the Internet as their primary market and for whom illegal online activity can instantly wipe out careers and destroy investment in new releases. Today’s decision provides a vital remedy to address illegal online activities and enforce the rights of creators.”About Music CanadaMusic Canada is a non-profit trade organization that represents the major record companies in Canada:  Sony Music Entertainment Canada, Universal Music Canada and Warner Music Canada.  Music Canada also works with some of the leading independent record labels and distributors, recording studios, live music venues, concert promoters, managers and artists in the promotion and development of the music cluster. Importantly, today’s decision also ensured that the order applies worldwide and across all of Google’s search engines, a crucial development given that the Internet has largely dissolved boundaries between countries and allowed virtual wrongdoers to move from jurisdiction to jurisdiction in search of the weakest enforcement setting.In particular, the Supreme Court emphasized: Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment TORONTO, June 28, 2017  – Music Canada welcomes today’s landmark Supreme Court of Canada decision in Equustek Solutions v. Google upholding a ruling that Google can no longer provide search results anywhere in the world that point to a website that unlawfully sells the intellectual property of another company. Music Canada joined several other creative industry associations as interveners supporting Equustek in the case.The case establishes principles that will guide the responsibilities of Internet intermediaries to reduce or eliminate harms amplified by their activities.  In the case, Google admitted that it employs a team of more than 40 employees to remove search results to material that offend its company policies, but resisted a court order compelling it to do the same with respect to sites trafficking in goods created from stolen trade secrets.The Supreme Court ordered Google to stop directing people to the illegal sites.  It rejected Google’s approach of only de-listing individual pages within sites, which a lower court described as promoting a “Whack-A-Mole” approach to online infringement. It also rejected Google’s claim that, as a non-party, it was “immune” to court orders. It concluded that Google was “the determinative player in allowing the harm to occur” and suggested it had a “duty to assist the person wronged”. “The problem in this case is occurring online and globally. The Internet has no borders – its natural habitat is global. The only way to ensure the interlocutory injunction [order] attained its objective was to have it apply where Google operates – globally.” Login/Register With: Twitterlast_img read more

While India’s government is considering proposals from Datawind and other vendors to make the next version of the Aakash, the company has turned its attention to North America and the U.K. to sell its tablets directly to consumers under the UbiSlate brand.The cheapest version of the seven-inch tablet, the UbiSlate 7Ci, has a not-too-sharp screen resolution of 800 by 480 pixels, four gigabytes of memory, half a gigabyte of RAM, runs a current version of Google’s Android operating system and can only get online with WiFi. It sells online for $37.99 plus taxes and shipping. The next model up, the UbiSlate 7C+, costs an additional $42 to gain access to EDGE mobile networks. The most expensive model, the UbiSlate 3G7 at $129.99 plus taxes and shipping, has a better screen and processor and can also access HSDPA 3G mobile networks.Tuli says the company can sell the tablets so inexpensively because of the scale of its production runs and the fact that it makes its own screens, which helps boost profit margins. A preloaded web browser also displays ads that generate additional revenue for Datawind — although users can choose to download another ad-free browser — and the company monetizes some downloads of apps.Datawind has also kept its prices down by selling directly to consumers through its website and not seeking retail partners.“Something that costs $50 to make ends up at $150 easily at retail,” he says.“In our case, something that costs $32 to make ends up at $38 in the consumers’ hands.”This idea is to bridge the digital divide, it’s really that simpleTuli says he envisions the price of Datawind’s lower-end tablet slipping below $20 “within the next year or two,” especially if revenues from ads and apps grow.“We think pricing will continue coming down and we think features will continue going up. We will keep our high end between $100 to $150, we don’t see ourselves going up anything higher than that, but we’ll continue pushing the barriers on the lower end,” he says.While he insists that Canadian consumers won’t find the tablets lacking, the reviews for Datawind’s tablets in India were far from positive. And anyone who has used an iPad or a higher-end Android tablet will notice a major difference in performance.But he believes there is a strong market of consumers who are willing to trade performance for a low price.“What we tried to focus on was realizing that for our customer, price is the most important feature and starting with that element we said, ’What can we bundle in to provide a performance experience that would be good enough for them?”’ Tuli says.“You want something for your kids to take to school…. Kids are going to lose them or break them and you want something that you’re not worried (about).”The Canadian Press TORONTO — The Canadian makers of the “world’s lowest cost tablet,” the UbiSlate 7Ci, think $37.99 still isn’t cheap enough.They figure there’s still room to knock about 50% off its price and make tablet ownership possible for anyone and everyone.“This idea is to bridge the digital divide, it’s really that simple, the idea is to overcome the affordability barrier,” says Datawind CEO Suneet Singh Tuli during an interview at his Toronto-area office, one of five the company has in Canada, England, Germany and India.“We think as the Scandinavians do that (Internet access) is a fundamental human right.”On the second floor of an unassuming strip mall — strategically located within spitting distance of Toronto’s Pearson airport, where Tuli says he’s coming from or going to a few times a week — the Datawind team is working on its strategy to sell cut-rate “good enough” tablets.The company is best known for its work with the Indian government, which it supplied with low-cost tablets for a program to get technology into the hands of students. Datawind was recently named one of the world’s 50 smartest companies by the MIT Technology Review magazine for launching those tablets, branded under the Aakash name.AFP/Getty Images read more

Speaking to reporters in Geneva, World Food Programme (WFP) spokesperson, Elizabeth Byrs, confirmed that earlier this week, a 23-truck convoy had entered the war-ravaged neighbourhood of Al Wa’er in Homs, delivering 12,000 WFP food rations and other humanitarian supplies for some 60,000 civilians. The convoy managed to break through the frontlines on 11 November following intense negotiations and a previous attempt which had been aborted due to continuous and heavy bombardment, Ms. Byrs explained. Al Wa’er and its estimated 125,000 inhabitants have been under partial siege since October of last year, receiving only limited and irregular supplies. At the press briefing, Ms. Byrs noted that the WFP’s last shipment to the area was in September when only 200 rations, sufficient for only 1,000 civilians, had been delivered. Echoing WFP’s remarks, Jens Laerke, for the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), pointed out that an additional convoy of seven trucks had entered Al Wa’er on 12 November bringing 60,000 people non-food items of which they had been deprived for a very long time.Meanwhile, Christophe Boulierac of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) voiced his agency’s concern over the conditions facing the 7 million Syrian and Iraqi child refugees ahead of the fast-approaching winter. Mr. Boulierac told reporters that UNICEF had begun its winterization efforts, distributing clothing and materials to prevent colds and related diseases to one million of the most vulnerable children. But, he cautioned, the agency faced two obstacles for the distribution: access and funding shortages.At a briefing late last month, in fact, Mr. Boulierac warned that UNICEF had only received 50 per cent of the funds it requested and still required some $94 million by the end of the year in order to maintain humanitarian operations in the country. Without the injection of funding, the agency risked reducing or completely bringing to a halt some of the assistance it was providing to the children in need inside the country.Currently, UNICEF was working to assist 400,000 internally displaced children across Syria but, due to the funding shortage, only 217,000 winter kits had been purchased for distribution in the four priority areas of Homs, Tartous, Aleppo, and Qamishly. Access to many areas remains limited or impossible due to ongoing fighting, he added. The conflict in Syria, which began in March 2011, has led to well over 150,000 deaths, and more than 680,000 people have been injured. It has also spawned a refugee crisis in which some 2.5 million people are being sheltered in neighbouring countries. At least 10.8 million people are in need of assistance inside Syria, including at least 6.5 million who are internally displaced.At the same time, the civil war has fractured amid the introduction of a number of militant groups vying for control of Syria’s cities, including the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), whose ongoing siege of the Syrian border town of Kobane has added to the humanitarian crisis of displaced persons and refugees. read more

In our increasingly interconnected world, human rights violations in one part of the planet can have serious repercussions on another, she maintained.“We have seen this with large numbers of people fleeing their countries due to armed conflicts, insecurity, political oppression, climate crises and failure to protect economic, social and cultural rights”, she said. “We see also this with the fires that are raging in the Amazon, and with the ice caps melting in Greenland and elsewhere.” Syria conflict began after ‘failure of dialogue’Highlighting the ongoing war in Syria, the High Commissioner noted that it had begun in 2011 after the Government’s “abject failure” to allow Syrians freedom of expression.In the last four months alone, Ms. Bachelet added that her Office, OHCHR, had verified 1,089 men, women and children killed in the war-torn country’s north-west – an “appalling, shameful and deeply tragic” situation.“A total of 1,031 of these civilian deaths are reportedly attributable to the airstrikes and ground-based strikes carried out by Government forces and their allies on Idlib and Hama governorates,” the High Commissioner insisted, adding that non-State armed groups had also targeted Government-held areas, reportedly killing 58 people.“In a bid to take control of territories, there appears to be little concern about taking civilian lives,” Ms. Bachelet said. “I appeal to all parties to the conflict and to those – many, powerful – States with influence to put aside political differences and halt the carnage.”Support for Hong Kong Chief Executive dialogue callAsked about the ongoing protests against the authorities in Hong Kong, Ms. Bachelet said that while the majority of demonstrations had been peaceful, she was “disturbed” by others that had turned violent, adding that the situation had the potential to “spiral”.“Of course, we’re looking forward to the transparent dialogue that could find a solution to this situation,” she said, reiterating her support for Chief Executive Carrie Lam’s bid to pursue dialogue with the protesters to address their grievances.On the issue of the fires burning in the Amazon, the High Commissioner pointed out that one in three were in areas inhabited by indigenous people.“I’m not saying that they are intentional, but I’m just saying that they are in indigenous protected places, or conservation land,” she said, urging the Brazilian authorities to implement her Office’s recommendations on the protection of minorities.“Human rights violations are everybody’s business because they can affect us all at a very fundamental level: our peace and security, our economies, our very lungs depend on the promotion and protection of human rights in places far from our homes, no matter where we live.”Rejecting Ms. Bachelet’s comments, Brazil’s President, Jair Bolsonaro, said in a tweet that the High Commissioner was unnecessarily commenting on his country’s internal affairs.Internet shutdowns ‘could worsen Papua escalation’Earlier in the day, the High Commissioner expressed concern about violent demonstrations in the Indonesian provinces of Papua and West Papua.The escalation had led to the deaths of protesters and security personnel, she said in a statement, before urging the authorities to “engage in dialogue” with the demonstrators.The Government should also “refrain from any excessive use of force”, Ms. Bachelet continued, noting also that “blanket internet shutdowns” could exacerbate tensions among communities facing “longstanding racism and discrimination”.Climate action and sustainable development: we still have timeTurning finally to the UN Climate Action Summit in New York on 23 September, the need for the world to act together to protect the planet while also leaving no-one behind – a key tenet of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals Agenda – has never been so important, she stressed.“We still have time, experts say we still have time to get to 1.5 degrees (Celsius)…But if we don’t do what we need to do we could end with three or four degrees, and that would be very bad for the planet,” Ms. Bachelet said. “We still have time to get to 2030 with the Agenda 2030, but if we don’t accelerate the path…what it could become is more conflict, because conflicts are grounded in insecurity, poverty.” Briefing journalists one year since she took office, High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, appealed for greater international cooperation.The impact of #HumanRights violations in one part of the world can have serious regional and international repercussions on another – UN Human Rights Chief @mbachelet talks to the press at @UNGeneva 👉— UN Human Rights (@UNHumanRights) September 4, 2019 read more

See more NFL predictions See more college football predictions College Football All newsletters Oh, and don’t forgetWes, you ham We’re launching a sports newsletter. 🏆  Join the squad. Subscribe See more NBA predictions Things That Caught My EyeFive years is kind of a hard capMarvin Lewis was head coach of the Cincinnati Bengals for 15 years and never managed to win a Super Bowl. Reality is, coach-quarterback combos that work tend to be the ones that click early. Every coach/starting quarterback combination who won a Super Bowl did so within their first five seasons of working together. [FiveThirtyEight]Yeah I had a nasty case of the “Vegas Flu” once and learned I probably shouldn’t play roulette anymoreThe Las Vegas Golden Knights are doing really well, and here’s one theory as to why their opponents appear off their game: They play hockey in Las Vegas, a fun place with booze and gambling and late nights on the town before hockey games. “Hockey flus” have historically spread in certain cities, be they “Roxy Flu” in Vancouver thanks to the Roxy club, or “Philadelphia Flu” because the team was a bit punchier than a typical squad. Vegas has played seven teams this season that as of Tuesday appear playoff bound, and all those good teams lost in Vegas. House always wins. [ESPN]Fiesta Bowl pivots to OverwatchThere’s a groundswell of colleges and universities fielding competitive esports teams, and Thursday the Fiesta Bowl organization announced they’ll be partnering up with Blizzard Entertainment, the company behind Overwatch, to put on the Fiesta Bowl Overwatch Collegiate National Championships in February. It’s the first time a collegiate bowl organization and a games publisher have collaborated, and comes just as the Overwatch League, a competitive league with the backing of several NFL owners, is about to kick off. [ESPN]40 bowls, each slightly betterThis year there are 40 collegiate football bowls, the first season of bowl contraction since 1995, thanks to the Poinsettia Bowl folding. Yes, this year has what an analysis of Elo scores indicates is the worst bowl matchup in the past 30 years, Georgia State vs. Western Kentucky. But overall, quality is up based on the average matchup Elo score compare to last year, which had some rough bowls. [FiveThirtyEight]Try out our fun new interactive, Which World Cup Team Should You Root For?Slash & burnScoring is up in the NHL this season, but it’s not the fault of the goalies. A number of rule changes — including higher enforcement of slashing penalties — means an average of 3.3 power plays per game, which kickstarts scoring opportunities and plausibly scoring. [FiveThirtyEight]Figure skating in DetroitA program spun off from Figure Skating in Harlem offers ice skates, uniforms, coaching and instruction to girls who commit to practicing two hours a day four days a week and maintaining a B average or higher in the city of Detroit. For a sport that can cost into the tens of thousands for high-level instruction, the program — which seeks to recruit 300 girls by year end 2018 — is trying to be an on-ramp for those who aren’t born into affluence. [The Undefeated]Make sure to try your hand at our fun NFL can you beat the FiveThirtyEight predictions? game!Big Number0.69 first downs per target with GronkRob Gronkowski gives the Patriots offense a massive kickstart. When Gronkowski is off the field, the team this season notched 72 receptions, 771 yards, 100 targets and 0.32 first downs per target. When Gronk was on the field — even if he’s not the one getting the ball, just if he’s there and needing to be covered — the team notched 277 receptions, 3,429 yards, 400 targets and 0.69 first downs per target. [FiveThirtyEight]Leaks from Slack: kyle:College basketball rankings: OU’s Trae Young has stats better than Steph Curry’scbs going hardneil::fire: :fire: :fire: :fire:In fairness, these numbers are pretty insanePredictions NFL NBA read more

first_imgLithium Australia NL has expanded its extensive holdings in Western Australia by completing formalities on an option over the Youanmi lithium project located in the Archean Yilgarn Block, 450 km northeast of Perth.Option to acquire the Youanmi Lithium Project now formalisedThe project features extensive lithium mineralisation and outcropping pegmatitesIt represents a potential feed source for generation 3 pilot plant operationsVanadium mineralisation identified within host greenstone sequence.The project, consisting of three exploration licences, is host to abundant lithium pegmatites that intrude layered mafic rocks, as shown in the picture.Those three exploration licences were secured through completion of a binding heads of agreement with private exploration company Diversity Resources Pty, which has now been formalised.The project is at an early stage. Initial work has included prospecting, a review of past work, geological inspections, geological mapping, rock-chip sampling, minor orientation geochemistry, digital terrain modelling, acquisition and interpretation of publicly available aeromagnetic and radiometric images, GPS topographic surveying, CAD drafting and creation of a database.That work revealed occurrences of lithium-bearing pegmatites over a strike length of almost 3 km and a width of at least 200 m. Rock sampling has confirmed both the presence of potentially economic lithium values (up to 4.2% Li2O) and anomalous tantalum values. So far, the lithium mineral in the pegmatites inspected is lepidolite. Regional zoning patterns in pegmatites elsewhere suggest that spodumene may also occur there.Most of the area around the known pegmatite locations is covered by sheetwash and it is likely that the lithium pegmatites are far more extensive than those few outcrops. An unexplained magnetic low beneath the main area of pegmatite dykes suggests the possibility of a larger pegmatite mass beneath.Lithium Australia Managing Director Adrian Griffin: “Recent advances in our battery technology demonstrate that materials such as lepidolite, which is abundant at Youanmi, can be processed to produce viable precursors for lithium-ion batteries. We’ve not only proved the theory but made the batteries – and done so without needing to use lithium carbonate or lithium hydroxide. We’re committed to the integration of these advanced battery technologies, to improve the sustainability of the energy storage industry as a whole.”last_img read more

first_imgThe three families also received a free prepaid device and six months of free Cricket Wireless service.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. MIAMI (WSVN) – A South Florida business helped three Puerto Rican families that were displaced due to the hurricane season.Months after Hurricane Irma and Maria damaged parts of Puerto Rico, some families are still in need of help.“We lost practically everything,” said hurricane victim Luis Serrano.Serrano and his family were one of many who were forced to move. They are now living in Miami with the bare minimum. “I’m not working here now, so I lost my job in Puerto Rico, too,” he said.However on Friday, Cricket Wireless surprised them with a $1,000 shopping spree to spend at Walmart.“You hear the stories of them having to come here, some of them actually lost everything. And for them, the only thing the have left is hope,” said Leon Duarte with Cricket Wireless. “For us to be able to make a difference and give them something to smile about, at least for this holiday season, it means a lot to us.”The families said that they have had a rough time, but this act of kindness gave them hope. “It’s not been easy, but we’re trying to keep on with life,” Serrano said. last_img read more

first_imgStories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at and on Twitter @AKPublicNewsAlaska’s senators react to a partial government shutdownLiz Ruskin, Alaska Public Media – Washington D.C.Parts of the federal government are shutting down this evening at 8 ‘o’clock Alaska time.Dunleavy picks Jackson for Alaska House seatAssociated PressGov. Mike Dunleavy has appointed Republican Sharon Jackson to a soon-to-be-vacant Alaska House seat.Judge says court should uphold House District 1 recountRobyne, KUAC – FairbanksYesterday’s judicial hearing for the lawsuit contesting the ballot recount for Alaska House District 1 lasted six and a half hours. Judge Eric Arseth was appointed to be a Special Master to review the case filed by Democrat Kathryn Dodge after a November 30th recount put her Republican opponent, Bart LeBon, ahead by one vote.Alaska groups sue EPA over air qualityAssociated PressThree Alaska groups are suing the Environmental Protection Agency for a fourth time, claiming the agency has not enforced federal clean air law around Alaska’s second largest city.Mechanical issues trigger rural air cargo delaysKirsten Swann, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageRecent mechanical issues temporarily sidelined two of Alaska Airlines’ three Alaska cargo freighters, causing canceled flights into hubs like Nome and Kotzebue and a backlog of cargo deliveries just a few days before Christmas.Family of Cody Eyre hold tribute to son on one-year anniversary of his death by Fairbanks policeDan Bross, KUAC – FairbanksChristmas Eve will mark one year since 20 year old Cody Eyre was fatally shot by Fairbanks Police and Alaska State Troopers. Eyre’s family is holding Christmas Eve events to remember Cody, and raise awareness about what they see as law enforcement’s poor handling of a mental health crisis.Alaska’s top forester talks timber in SoutheastJacob Resneck, CoastAlaska – JuneauDave Schmid is tasked with managing over 22 million acres of federal land. Asked about the balancing act required for managing public lands, he spoke of his office’s commitment to all facets of Southeast Alaska’s economy, including timber.Unalakleet constructing assisted living facility to serve elders of Norton SoundDavis Hovey, KNOM – NomeThe facility is the first of its kind in the Norton Sound region and will have room for ten occupants. It will give elders in the region an option to receive services in a location closer to their home communities.How Juneau grocers are helping families during winter breakZoe Grueskin, KTOO – JuneauNearly 500 students across the Juneau School District went home Thursday with bags full of food for winter break. All the food was donated, packed up and delivered by local grocery stores.AK: TubaChristmas spreads brassy holiday cheer in AnchorageKirsetn Swann, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageFirst convened in New York City in 1974 as a tribute to the late virtuoso William J. Bell, the public holiday performance now takes place in more than 200 cities around the world. In Anchorage, the concert is in its 23rd year.49 Voices: Tribute to Dave WaldronWesley Early, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageThis week on 49 Voices, we managed to surprise our long-serving audio engineer Dave Waldron on his last day with testimonials from around the station about how beloved he is, and how much we’ll miss him when he’s gone.last_img read more