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PH gets first bronze in pencak silat

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Princesslyn Enopia took home the bronze medal in tanding – women’s class A event of pencak silat in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games Tuesday at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre Hall 2. The 19-year-old lost in her semifinals match in the 45-50 kilogram category to settle for the bronze medal.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Rockets donate $4 million to help storm victims MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Still, her achievement can’t be disregarded as Enopia gave the Philippines its first medal in the sport in this games.Pham Thi Tuoi of Vietnam won the gold medal, Atiq Shazwani Roslan of Singapore got the silver, while Nurul Annisa Mohd Sobri of Malaysia got the other bronze.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ View commentslast_img read more

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IPL 2011: Shilpa slams Gehlot over cheerleaders’ attire

first_imgRajasthan Royals co-owner Shilpa Shetty and captain Shane Warne during the launch of Rajasthan Royals jersey in Jaipur on April 05.Indian Premier League (IPL) team Rajasthan Royals has objected to Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot’s reservations against the cheerleaders’ dress ahead of the start of the fourth season of the popular domestic league in the Twenty-20 format. Gehlot had passed an order asking the teams to ensure cheerleaders were dressed in full-sleeved costumes while performing in Jaipur during the IPL matches. However, the government order has left the home team aggrieved as they have invited international cheerleaders for this year’s tournament. Taking potshots at the Rajasthan chief minister’s instruction, Rajasthan Royals co-owner Shilpa Shetty said, “Cheerleaders would wear ghagra this season. On a serious note, it is never our intention to make our cheerleaders look vulgar. They are here only for the purpose of entertainment.” “We have international cheerleaders participating this year and they will wear what they usually wear. There is a thin line between sensuousness and vulgarity, so we will not cross it,” the actress added.last_img read more

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Chelsea agree deal to sign Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid

first_imgChelsea have agreed a deal to sign Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata, subject to the Spain international agreeing personal terms and passing a medical, the Premier League champions said on Wednesday.British media reports said Chelsea would pay around 70 million pounds ($91 million) for Morata, which would shatter the club’s current transfer record by eclipsing the 50 million they spent on Fernando Torres in 2011.”Chelsea Football Club and Real Madrid have agreed terms for the transfer of Alvaro Morata to Stamford Bridge,” Chelsea said in a statement.The 24-year-old will give Chelsea manager Antonio Conte the attacking reinforcement that he has been searching for after he was reported to be frustrated by the club missing out on Belgium forward Romelu Lukaku, who joined Manchester United last week.Chelsea were in the market for a striker as Spain’s Diego Costa is expected to leave the club having not travelled on their pre-season tour to China and Singapore.Morata, who had also been strongly linked by British media with a move to Manchester United earlier in the transfer window, helped Madrid win a second successive Champions League title last season, but spent much of the campaign as a substitute.The former Juventus forward scored 20 goals in all competitions in 17 starts, giving him the best goals to games ratio of all Real’s forwards.It was, however, his knack of grabbing vital goals, including late winners against Sporting Lisbon, Villarreal and Athletic Bilbao, that made him a key component in Zinedine Zidane’s double-winning side.Morata was an academy graduate at Real and made his debut in 2010, but left four years later for Juventus, where he spent two seasons.advertisementHe helped Juve reach the 2015 Champions League final, scoring a decisive equaliser against Real in the semi-final, second leg. He also found the net in the 3-1 defeat by Barcelona in the final.Yet like at Madrid, Morata failed to hold down a regular place for Juventus despite his decisive cameo appearances.last_img read more

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For Dodgers, “Harvey” Not a Funny Name

first_imgFLUSHING – Yoenis Cespedes hit a blast “to the moon, Alice.” Curtis Granderson drove in five runs. And the Mets’ celebrated ace, Matt Harvey, while not at his best, pitched five solid innings to keep the Dodgers in check as the Mets’ bats finally came alive this post season to defeat their West Coast rivals 13-7, but it wasn’t even that close.If not for the three “garbage time” runs given up in the ninth by Steven Goeddel, until phenom closer Jeurys Familia put the game away, the Mets’ win would have been a total laugher.The Amazins can clinch at home on October 13, with young sensation Steven Matz facing the Dodgers’ scariest starter, Clayton Kershaw, whose sensational Game One performance was for naught only because Mets’ fireballer Jacob de Grom was even more sensational. TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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Spring Football Details Announced

first_imgThe annual spring football game will be held this year on April 16 at 1:00pm, the athletics department announced on Friday. The game should provide some interesting sights this year, with many new talent and faces to watch. Particularly, the backup quarterback position, which will likely be John Kolar, will be an interesting position to watch with the absence of veteran quarterback J.W. Walsh. I’m also intrigued by the receiver position and a young linebacker corps. who I think has a chance to have some big competition that will heat up this spring.The first spring practice begins on March 7, followed by pro day in Stillwater on March 8.The #okstate spring football game is set for 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 16. Free admission! https://t.co/1BPiBFPbWn pic.twitter.com/3rksvveniB— Cowboy Football (@CowboyFB) February 19, 2016 If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

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Australia: ‘Canberra’ Starts Its Sea Trials …

first_imgzoom NUSHIP Canberra, the first of two Landing Helicopter Dock ships being built for the Australian Defence Force, sailed yesterday for the first time under her own propulsion as part of the sea trials and testing program. Canberra departed the BAE Systems dockyard at Williamstown where the ship will undergo a series of tests to prove systems and equipment prior to being handed over to Navy.LHD Project Manager, Captain Craig Bourke, said the trials will test a variety of systems in different conditions.“The trials will be conducted in various locations so systems and equipment can be tested at different depths and different speeds for example,” Captain Bourke said.“How the ship handles and moves in different conditions, how long it takes to stop the ship at different speeds, and how much fuel the ship uses at different speeds and configurations are all examples of trials that will be undertaken during this period.“The very basic system operations will also be tested – like testing the ship’s alarm system for example,” he said.Along with Project staff from BAE Systems and Defence Materiel Organisation, a significant number of Canberra’s ship’s company also sailed in Canberra for sea trials.Commanding Officer of NUSHIP Canberra, Captain Jonathan Sadleir AM, said it was an important familiarisation opportunity for the ship’s company.“Some of our technical personnel are involved in assisting with observing the trials. This provides an excellent opportunity for our people to build on their training so far and further familiarise themselves with the systems and equipment onboard, so they are ready to take responsibility for those systems when the ship is handed over to Navy,” Captain Sadleir said.“To have the opportunity to see the ship operate at sea ahead of taking responsibility for her is a valuable learning experience.“We also have some of our chefs embarked, preparing the meals for everyone onboard during the sea trials program – again a great way to get to know their brand new working environment,” he said.Yesterday marked the start of the first ‘at sea’ trial which will see the ship operate within Port Phillip Bay and in various areas off the Victorian and New South Wales Coast including near Eden and in Jervis Bay. The first sea trial will culminate after approximately 12 days with the ship entering Sydney Harbour for the first time.The ship is scheduled to enter the dry dock at Fleet Base East, where the size and scale of the LHD platform will be readily apparent. Canberra is scheduled to receive a hull clean in the dock before proceeding to sea and returning to Williamstown to commence the final phase of sea trials involving communications and combat systems.Both LHDs will be home-ported at Fleet Base East, Sydney. 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 My location Print  Close Australian Navy, March 4, 2014last_img read more

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Israel to soon release Maori TV journalists detained on Gaza flotilla ship

first_img(Maori Television reporter Ruwani Perera (pictured) and video journalist Jake Bryant are safe and will soon be allowed to return to New Zealand, the network said Monday. Photo courtesy of Maori Television)APTN National NewsA Maori Television reporter and video journalist aboard a ship headed to Gaza and intercepted by Israeli authorities early Monday could soon be allowed to return home, according to the network.Maori Television said New Zealand’s Foreign Affairs Ministry informed the network that reporter Ruwani Perera and video journalist Jake Bryant were safe and would soon be allowed to return to New Zealand, the network said Monday.Read release here: MFAT confirms safety of Native Affairs reporter and cameramanPerera and Bryant were on the ship “Marianne” which was headed to Gaza. The ship was intercepted by Israeli forces early Monday morning local time. Two other ships with the flotilla turned back after the interception.Maori Television said New Zealand officials recently spoke with Perera. The reporter told the officials that Israeli authorities treated them with “respect” and she was not required to sign any documents, the network said.The network said it was working with New Zealand officials from the country’s embassy in Ankara, Turkey.Israeli authorities seized Perera’s phone which will be turned over to New Zealand authorities in three days.About 20 people were on the ship intercepted by Israeli authorities.The Marianne was part of the “Freedom Flotilla Coalition” which was carrying humanitarian aid to Gaza. The Maori Television journalists were invited by Kia Ora Gaza to document the mission.“Throughout all of this the planning and the processes, the safety of our crew was paramount to Maori Television and the safe return of our crew is the priority,” said Maramena Roderick, Maori Television’s Head of News and Current Affairs. “We appreciate the assistance of embassy officials to bring our crew home. The contingency plans we had all worked so carefully are now falling into place.”Perera, a Native Affairs reporter with Maori Television, and Bryant boarded the flotilla in Sicily, Italy, about 10 days ago, the network said.The network said Perera and Bryant were expected to arrive back in New Zealand within days.Perera is a 12-year veteran journalist who previously worked for Television New Zealand before joining Maori Television.news@aptn.calast_img read more

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Govt says emissions deal with California may be illegal

DETROIT — The Latest on the escalating fight between the Trump administration and California over automotive emissions and fuel economy standards (all times local):11:45 a.m.Two federal agencies have told California officials that a deal with four automakers to abide by tougher emissions standards appears to violate federal law.In a letter dated Friday, the Department of Transportation and Environmental Protection Agency said the Clean Air Act and other laws prohibit states from setting motor vehicle fuel economy standards.In July, Ford, Honda, Volkswagen and BMW reached a deal with California to abide by standards that are tougher than those preferred by the Trump administration. Pollution standards are closely linked to fuel economy.The move bypassed the Trump administration’s plan to freeze emissions and fuel economy standards adopted under the Obama administration at 2021 levels.The automakers agreed with the California Air Resources board to reduce emissions by 3.7% per year starting with the 2022 model year, through 2026. They would have gone up by 4.7% per year through 2025 under the Obama standards, according to California.___11:35 a.m.The U.S. Justice Department is conducting an antitrust investigation of four automakers that have signed on with California in a deal to toughen tailpipe emissions standards.Ford spokesman T.R. Reid confirmed Friday that the company received a letter from Justice informing it of an inquiry. He says the company is co-operating with the department.In July, Ford, Honda, Volkswagen and BMW reached a deal with California to abide by standards that are tougher than those preferred by the Trump administration. The standards are closely linked with fuel economy requirements.The move bypasses Trump’s push to relax pollution and mileage standards nationwide that were set by the Obama administration.The Justice Department wouldn’t comment on the investigation.The Associated Press read more

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Clippers walk off on DimeADog night

As if 10-cent hot dogs weren’t enough, the Columbus Clippers delivered a walk-off win for fans in attendance at Monday’s Dime-A-Dog Night at Huntington Park. Clippers second baseman Gregorio Petit hit a two-out, two-run double to left field in the bottom of the ninth inning to give Columbus a 4-3 win over the visiting Indianapolis Indians. With runners on first and third and down to his last strike, Petit lined a 1-2 pitch from Indians reliever Tim Wood into left field sending Ryan Spilborghs home from third to tie the game. When Indianapolis left fielder Gorkys Hernandez failed to field the ball cleanly, it allowed Trevor Crowe, running on contact with two outs, to score all the way from first. “I knew I tied the game when it came off the bat,” Petit said after the game. “And when I saw Hernandez struggle with the ball, I knew we had Crowe at first and he can run.” With its back against the wall, Columbus needed Petit’s heroics to get the win, but it was the bullpen that kept the team in the game. “I thought our bullpen did a really good job of keeping us close and giving us a chance to win in the ninth,” Columbus manager Mike Sarbaugh said. “Hagadone, Ray and then Herrmann in the ninth, I thought that was the key.” Clippers starting pitcher Chris Seddon struggled out of the gates giving up a home run on the game’s second pitch. The left-hander allowed three runs on five hits in four innings of work, leaving the game with his team down 3-1. Columbus relievers Nick Hagadone, Chris Ray and Frank Herrmann combined for five scoreless innings, allowing just two hits. Indianapolis starter Charlie Morton pitched well for the Indians, going seven-and-two-thirds innings. Down for rehab from Indianapolis’ parent team the Pittsburgh Pirates, Morton allowed one run on six hits, striking out eight. “You’ve got to give credit to (Morton),” Sarbaugh said. “He used all of his pitches effectively and we couldn’t really get anything going against him.” Morton kept the Clippers off the scoreboard for most of the game, but when he gave way to the bullpen, Columbus was able to capitalize, scoring three of its four runs in the ninth off Indians relievers. Kept in check for the better part of the night, the Clippers offense managed to come alive when it needed to. “That’s what fighters do right?” Petit, who was 0-for-3 with two strikeouts before his game-winning double, said. “Fighters fight, and that’s how we are. We just battle the whole game and we never give up.” The game was the first Dime-A-Dog Night of the 2012 season. The promotion is usually held once a month at a Monday home game, but it will get special treatment because of the city of Columbus’ bicentennial this year. “It’s one of those Columbus traditions,” Clippers media director Joe Santry said. “And because of that, we’ll do it every Monday.” Columbus and Indianapolis play the second game of a four-game series Tuesday with the first pitch scheduled for 6:35 p.m. The next scheduled Dime-A-Dog Night is Monday April 30. read more

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Fenner launches new range of ultra high strength Wedge belts for tough

first_imgDesigned specifically for use in heavy duty and harsh conditions, the global launch of the Fenner Ultra PLUS 140 range of wedge belts follows field testing in tough mining applications in Australia. Ultra PLUS 140 is available in two cross section sizes, SPB (16 x 13 mm) and SPC (22 x 18 mm), and in a range of lengths from 2.8 to 10 m. Both belt sections employ the very latest in materials and construction technology, bringing what is essentially a 60 year old design right up-to-date. The belts are named due to their enhanced transmission capacity, offering 140% of the power rating of regular Fenner Power Plus PB wedge belts. The inner load bearing cords are made from aramid fibre.  The aramid cords are surrounded by chloroprene rubber (CR) which provides greater wear life than regular compounds, and is more resistant to heat, oils and chemical exposure. This material also provides improved electrostatic conductivity performance and, similar to other belt drive systems, affords a degree of protection from shock loading.The belts are double wrapped in a hard wearing woven polyester-cotton fabric impregnated with CR. The fabric weave has been woven at a specially developed angle of warp vs. weft rather than the traditional 90 degree weave. This innovative weave pattern gives the belt greater bending flexibility, maintaining drive efficiency whilst protecting the internal working components of the belt.This added flexibility results in drives using these belts offering a fully tested drive efficiency of up to 96%, far higher than most gear or chain drives would be expected to deliver in heavy duty applications. The high efficiency figure relies on the belts being fitted to the correct dimension cast iron pulleys, aligned correctly, and tension adjusted to within recommended operating limits.Fitting the new belts correctly can be achieved more easily using the Fenner installation and alignment kit, which includes a pulley groove wear gauge, a tension gauge to help install correct tension, and an alignment cord for simple, effective pulley alignment. Laser alignment tools are also available separately.Ultra PLUS 140 wedge belts are designed to be used in 3,4,5,6 or 8 groove pulley drives, as a new installation or as replacements. In new installations the belts can contribute to reduced drive costs, due to their higher power rating which allows the use of fewer belts, yet delivering the same effective drive life.For existing drives, fewer belts need to be purchased and fitted to existing pulleys. Either way there is a significant cost saving.  Best practice recommends that the pulleys are changed every other time the belts are replaced under heavy wear conditions. This keeps pulley grooves in optimum condition, contributing immensely to maintaining drive efficiency.Normal wear conditions for the Ultra PLUS 140 are, however, expected to be considerably longer than for conventional belts with one layer of wrapping, which typically have natural rubber based cores and lower strength polyester cord materials. Individual Fenner Ultra PLUS 140 belts are rated at 22 kW and above, but in multiples have been used to provide power transmission for systems up to 900 kW.These new, larger section Fenner wrapped wedge belts are designed to drive large rotating plant such as pumps, conveyors, fans, crushers and separators, typically used in mining.last_img read more

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I deserve free food Man impersonates cop at McDonalds

first_imgA MAN FLASHED a fake gun and police badge and demanded free fast food at a McDonald’s drive-thru in Florida, according to authorities.Pinellas County Sheriff’s deputies say Joseph Pineda told employees Friday that he deserved free food, had just come from a sting and didn’t have his wallet.Workers called the police. Pineda initially ignored commands to show his hands but eventually surrendered at gunpoint.Authorities said they found two fake police badges and a handgun in the centre console of his car.The 33-year-old was charged with impersonating a police officer and improper exhibition of a firearm.He was being held in the Pinellas County Jail. Online jail records did not indicate whether he had an attorney.Read: Man gets call from burglar… who turns out to be his dog>For more, follow @dailyedge on Twitter and like The Daily Edge on Facebook.last_img read more

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Video Shatter says TDs playing silly political games over penalty points

first_imgJUSTICE MINISTER ALAN Shatter has criticised TDs Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan and Mick Wallace for their reaction to the penalty points controversy, saying Flanagan had “made something of a circus” out of the issue.Speaking outside Leinster House this afternoon, the Justice Minister also  said that Independent TD Mick Wallace was playing “silly political games” by calling the report into penalty points a “whitewash” before he had read it.The Minister also spoke about a proposal which could see mobile phone networks shut down in certain areas during the G8 summit which takes place in Fermanagh in June.He said that the new law would be necessary to compel phone companies to cooperate in the event of an unprecedented attack.(Videos: Hugh O’Connell/YouTube)- Additional reporting by Christine BohanRead: Shatter versus Ming: Justice Minister takes aim at ‘self-serving’ TD > Read: Mobile phone networks could be shut off during G8 due to terror threats > Read: Three ‘posible breaches’ identified in penalty points report >last_img read more

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Watch the World War Z trailer with swarms of the undead

first_imgIn case you haven’t seen it yet, the trailer for World War Z is available for viewing. The movie isn’t landing until the summer of 2013, but it’s a highly anticipated release starring Brad Pitt and lots of extremely fast zombies.The movie is based on Max Brooks’ 2006 book, which was later made into a highly acclaimed audio book (which you should definitely listen to) starring Mark Hamill, Alan Alda, John Turturro, Henry Rollins, and other big names.The movie, while it certainly looks exciting, reportedly only uses the premise of the book and disregards its after-the-fact retelling of humanity’s war against the undead. As you can see in the trailer the movie will be action-packed, with a progression of things going from normal to bad to apocalyptic, while the book was made up of different characters explaining how they made it through the war and how the humans triumphed over overwhelming odds.Making an action movie out of a calm, cerebral, and haunting account of the near-extinction of the human race seems to be a shame, as it takes Brook’s unique book and turns it into 28 Days Later on a worldwide scale (which many close-ups of Brad Pitt’s perfect bone structure).The movie is slated to be released on June 21, 2013. We’ll all, almost certainly, still be tired of zombie films, games, and literature by that point, but we’ll go see it anyway.last_img read more

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A national trauma There are now 9987 people living in homeless accommodation

first_img 51 Comments 12,581 Views Feb 27th 2019, 5:03 PM Short URL There was a decrease of people in emergency accommodation in December, which we understood at the time to be partly due to seasonal reasons, and so an increase in January was anticipated but that doesn’t mean it is acceptable.The minister went on to say that government was seeing “some very positive movements when it comes to families in emergency accommodation”.In relation to the families, Murphy said that over the past two months people working in homelessness services had exited more families from homelessness and into tenancies than have entered emergency accommodation. “Families in emergency accommodation are at their lowest point for a year,” the minister said.If these movements can be sustained as trends in 2019 then we will make important inroads into the crisis this year.The Housing Department said that a total of 97 families exited emergency accommodation to an independent tenancy in Dublin in January, while a further 96 families were prevented from entering homelessness.  Despite a small reduction in the number of homeless families, the number of children homeless rose last month by 65. In Dublin – where the problem is at its worst – the number of homeless children increased by 20.The number of homeless families living in commercial hotels in Dublin decreased by 32 – from 703 in December to 671 in January. “A national trauma”The government has come in for criticism from non-governmental organisations and opposition figures for the latest rise in homeless numbers. Merchants Quay Ireland, the national homeless and addiction charity, said that the latest homeless statistics represent an ongoing national trauma.“Homelessness and addiction are combining with devastating effects,” said CEO Paula Byrne.“The latest homeless statistics show that Ireland is experiencing its biggest social crisis in generations.The high level of homelessness, as shown in today’s figures, coupled with Ireland’s ongoing drug epidemic, is causing a deep and widespread trauma.Anthony Flynn – CEO of Inner City Helping Homeless – said “enough is enough” and called for the establishment of a task force on homelessness.Solidarity TD Mick Barry said that “any government which allows homelessness to touch the 10,000 mark does not deserve to remain in power”. Labour’s housing spokesperson Jan O’Sullivan said that the figures pointed to “how unfit for purpose” Rebuilding Ireland – the government’s Housing Action Plan – had become. “This happens on an annual basis, and it shows that the same patterns are not being recognised by the government and not being addressed,” she said.How many more times will these numbers go up before the Minister takes action? O’Sullivan called for better protections for people living in the private rental market as a means of easing the number of people coming into homelessness. Meanwhile, Sinn Féin spokesperson Eoin Ó Broin said that figures showed that “Rebuilding Ireland is failing and will continue to fail”.“The Minister has called the figures disappointing. This is deeply insulting to all those people left homeless as a result of his failures. Today’s figures are an outrage,” Ó Broin said. He called for Murphy resignation and said the government should scrap Rebuilding Ireland.In his statement, Minister Murphy also pointed towards an increase in the social housing stock in the country last year and increased building as a means to tackle the homelessness crisis.  ‘A national trauma’: There are now 9,987 people living in homeless accommodation in Ireland This is an increase of 169 adults and 65 children on last month. File photo of Minister Eoghan Murphy. By Cormac Fitzgerald File photo of Minister Eoghan Murphy. Image: Leah Farrell/RollingNews.ie Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Share788 Tweet Email2 Image: Leah Farrell/RollingNews.ie Wednesday 27 Feb 2019, 5:03 PM https://jrnl.ie/4516053 THERE ARE NOW just under 10,000 homeless adults and children living in state-funded emergency accommodation across the country, latest figures reveal. The homeless emergency accommodation figures for January show that there are now a combined total of 9,987 people homeless and living in emergency accommodation in Ireland, a significant rise of 234 people from December.The numbers taken over the course of one week in January show that there were 6,363 adults and 3,624 homeless children living in emergency accommodation in the state. This is an increase of 169 adults and 65 children, bringing the combined total to just 13 under the symbolic figure of 10,000 people. The number of families homeless in Ireland has dropped by three to 1,614.Commenting on the figures, Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy said in a statement that the rise was “very disappointing”.“It is very disappointing and we remain in a very difficult situation where homelessness is heavily impacting on the lives of families and individuals,” he said.last_img read more

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Macron says G7 leaders have agreed on joint statement over Iran

first_img 19 Comments By AFP Aug 25th 2019, 12:16 PM Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Sunday 25 Aug 2019, 12:16 PM https://jrnl.ie/4781476 FRENCH PRESIDENT EMMANUEL Macron has said that G7 leaders have agreed joint action on Iran over its nuclear programme with the aim of defusing tensions with the Middle Eastern nation.US President Donald Trump, however, denied signing off on a joint G7 message to Iran as announced by Macron.“No I haven’t discussed that,” Trump told reporters on the sidelines of the G7 summit in Biarritz, France. This contradicted Macron who shortly beforehand had said the G7 countries “agreed on what to say to Iran”.“We’ll do our own outreach,” Trump said. “But you can’t stop people from talking. If they want to talk, they can talk.”A landmark 2015 nuclear deal between Western powers and Iran all but collapsed after Trump unilaterally withdrew US support last year, reimposing sanctions that have crippled Iran’s economy.Macron has been leading efforts to defuse the crisis by finding ways of resuming dialogue, meeting Iran’s top diplomat Mohammad Javad Zarif for rare talks in Paris on Friday on the eve of the summit.He has also held telephone talks with President Hassan Rouhani.On Sunday, a diplomatic source said G7 leaders had mutually agreed to task Macron with sending a message to Iran.“Emmanuel Macron was mandated to talk with Iran and address a message” to the country to avoid an escalation in the region, said the source.The G7 summit of world leaders commenced yesterday and will conclude tomorrow. G7 summits, which are attended by the leaders of Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United States, were once a meeting of like-minded allies, but have become a diplomatic battlefield under Trump.Host President Emmanuel Macron wants to make the three-day meeting of the group of seven nations, which started yesterday, an example for international forums.In an attempt to break the ice, he treated Trump to an unscheduled lunch as soon as he arrived on Air Force One.Speaking to reporters in English, Macron called Trump “a very special guest” and aides later said that the two men had found some common ground, notably on the Iran nuclear crisis.- © AFP 2019center_img Image: PA Wire/PA Images Share14 Tweet Email1 16,203 Views France’s President Emmanuel Macron and US President Donald Trump at the G7 Summit in Biarritz, France. France’s President Emmanuel Macron and US President Donald Trump at the G7 Summit in Biarritz, France. Image: PA Wire/PA Images Macron says G7 leaders have agreed on joint statement over Iran US President Donald Trump, however, has denied signing off on a joint G7 message.last_img read more

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Le Skate Acqua propose lexpérience smartphone pour le grand public

first_imgLe Skate Acqua propose l’expérience smartphone pour le grand publicÉquipé d’un processeur peu puissant, le Skate Acqua ne brille pas par ses performances. Pourtant le tout reste bien équilibré, avec un bel écran dans un bel écrin. Il pourrait bien devenir un smartphone low-cost très populaire.Le Skate premier du nom était déjà un smartphone à prix réduit. La nouvelle version actualise la technologie à l’intérieure, tout en restant dans le bas de gamme de son époque : 1 GHz de coeur. Le nom « Acqua » s’ajoute pour la désigner, un mot italien qui combine plutôt bizarrement ses lettres pour le reste du monde. Nul ne sait quand il débarquera, mais il restera dans la branche bas-prix pour intéresser ceux n’ont jamais eu de smartphone ou qui ne veulent pas investir.Niveau design, la coque des Skate Acqua disponible en démonstration au Mobile World Congress est en plastique noir, texturé pour mieux adhérer et sembler moins lisse. Une arrête métallique rehausse le pourtour. L’écran mesure 4 pouces et le téléphone fait environ 10 mm d’épaisseur, plutôt fin.La définition était de 480×800, bien suffisant, mais la brillance et le coté flashy de l’écran n’aide pas forcement à la lecture, mais il rendra en tout cas les images ou clips YouTube plutôt éclatants. L’Os est Android 2.3.C’est tout de même un défi osé de proposé un téléphone simple cœur quand les guerres d’aujourd’hui se battent au rythme des duals ou quad-core. Le 29 février 2012 à 14:15 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Di Maria refuses to rule out summer move

Di Maria refuses to rule out summer move

first_imgParis Saint-Germain’s Angel Di Maria has refused to rule out the prospect of leaving in the summer transfer window, despite admitting that he is happy at the clubDespite fears that the arrivals of both Neymar and Kylian Mbappe may have caused him to become somewhat of a fringe player this season, Di Maria has enjoyed a superb third season at the French capital.The Argentine has shone in Neymar’s absence from the squad and he has had 21 goals and 15 assists in 42 appearances in all competitions.“When the club made those signings in the summer, I knew it would be tougher to win a place in the team,” Di Maria told France Football (via Ligue 1 website).“Not because I didn’t feel that I was capable, but because a player who signs for a club gets game time. It’s the same everywhere, be it here or in China. I knew it would work that way. There was a moment where I almost left, but the club didn’t want me to and so I stayed to help achieve the objectives.”The former Real Madrid and Manchester United winger is under contract at PSG until 2019 and is not against the idea of pursuing other options in the near future.Opinion: Neymar will earn respect back from the PSG fans Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 After completing his incredible return to Parc des Princes, we predict that Neymar will earn the respect back from PSG supporters.The situation between Neymar…“I’m very happy here, but the club needs to bring players in and to do that, they need to sell as well,” Di Maria explained.“So it’s impossible to say with 100 percent certainty whether or not I will stay. The decision is not entirely mine to make – it’s the clubs too. Both parties have to be on the same wavelength for things to continue.”Di Maria is certain that PSG’s decision to release Unai Emery at the end of the season does not have any bearing on his future.“It’s not the coach who decides a player’s future,” said the 30-year-old.“He can give his opinion, obviously, but in the end, it’s the club that decides who stays and who goes. Often, the coach doesn’t really get to have a say.”last_img read more

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Local employment stagnant in June

first_imgClark County added 100 jobs in June, reducing its jobless rate to 12.4 percent from a revised 13 percent in May, according to a report released Thursday by the state Employment Security Department.However, the 100 jobs added by Clark County reflect seasonal factors such as increased construction activity rather than a fundamental increase in job growth.“Southwest Washington has hit bottom, but has yet to turn the corner,” according to Scott Bailey, labor market economist for the region. “With the national economy likely to slow in the coming months, any substantial improvement remains unlikely this year.”June 2009 unemployment was 12.3 percent in Clark County.Statewide, unemployment was estimated at 8.9 percent in June, compared with 9.2 percent in the prior year.last_img read more

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Bangladesh to celebrate World Tourism Day

Bangladesh to celebrate World Tourism Day

first_imgPhoto: BSSThe government and different organisations have chalked out weeklong programmes to celebrate the World Tourism Day with the global theme ‘Sustainable Tourism – a Tool for Development’.”This year’s World Tourism Day carries an extra significance for the country’s tourism industry as Bangladesh has recently elected as the UNWTO (United Nations World Tourism Organisation) chair for South Asia,” said civil aviation and tourism minister Rashed Khan Menon on Tuesday while addressing a press conference at Bangladesh Tourism Board (BTB) in Dhaka marking the World Tourism Day.Bangladesh was elected as the chair of South Asian region of United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) at the 22nd general assembly of UNWTO, the most important global meeting of senior tourism officials in Chengdu of China, on 11 September last.Besides, Menon said Dhaka is set to host the tourism ministerial meeting of OIC member countries from 12-14 November.”All of these recent successes indicate that our tourism industry is advancing on the right track,” the tourism minister said.Chairman of Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation (BPC) AKhtaruzzaman Khan Kabir and CEO of BTB Md Nasir Uddin and additional secretary to civil aviation and tourism ministry M Emran were present at the briefing.President Abdul Hamid and prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday issued separate messages on the occasion of the World Tourism Day to be celebrated across the globe on 27 September.In his message, the president said the government is extending all-out cooperation for the development of tourism sector of the country minimizing negative impacts on environment and biodiversity and promoting own culture and heritage through responsible Tourism and Community Based Tourism activities.He said tourists, local community and stakeholders can play a vital role for the sustainable development of tourism.The president expressed his believe that tourists would be respectful to the culture, heritage, tradition and values of local community as well as conserve environmental issues.In her message, the prime minister said the greatest Bangali of all time father of the nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman established Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation in 1972 realizing the huge potential of tourism in Bangladesh.”Our government has been working based on particular action plan to present Bangladesh’s huge tourism potential to all types of tourists from home and abroad,” she said.Prime minister Sheikh Hasina urged all concerned to participate spontaneously to improve people’s living standard by carrying out tourism development activities upholding environmental balance and country’s cultural heritage.Along with BTB and Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation (BPC), different organisations including Aviation and Tourism Journalists’ Forum of Bangladesh (ATJFB), a platform of journalists covering aviation and tourism affairs, will organise series of events in observance of the World Tourism Day.The Day’s programme will begin with a colourful rally participating by all stakeholders of tourism sector from Matshya Bhaban to TSC of Dhaka University at 8:30am.The BTB and Dhaka University Tourism Department will hold a seminar on this year’s Theme at 11am at TSC auditorium.The main attraction of the day is a daylong colourful festival and musical show, organised by ATJFB with the support of BTB, to be held at Rabindra Sarabor, one of the capital’s popular cultural hubs.Different organisations will showcase various tourism-related products and activities at the venue from morning while a discussion on this year’s theme of sustainable tourism will be held at 3:30pm, ATJFB president Nadira Kiron said.Civil aviation and tourism minister Rashed Khan Menon and home affairs minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal are expected to present at the discussion. In the afternoon, a live musical show will be staged where popular folk band Joler Gaan along with other traditional solo singers will perform.The BPC has started its celebration centering World Tourism Day from 23 September and it will be continued till 30 September. The celebration includes food festival, holding chef day, sound and light show on the bank of Burihganga river seminars and cultural shows.The Parjatan Bichitra, a travel magazine will organise a three-day regional tourism fair styled “6th Asian Tourism Fair from 28-30 September at Bashundhara Convention Centre in the capital.Last year, 1.235 million travellers crossed international borders in one single year. By 2030, according to UNWTO Secretary-General Taleb Rifai, this 1.2 billion will become 1.8 billion.last_img read more

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