Transfers Neymar to Real Madrid? La Liga chief wants former Barcelona star back in Spain Chris Burton 17:02 1/30/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(4) Gettyimages Transfers Real Madrid PSG Primera División Ligue 1 Neymar Javier Tebas, president of the LFP, would welcome a deal which brings the Brazilian forward back to familiar surroundings from Paris Saint-Germain Neymar’s proposed move to Real Madrid has been backed by Javier Tebas, with the Liga president eager to see the former Barcelona star back in Spain.Less than six months on from a record-breaking €222 million move from Camp Nou to Paris Saint-Germain, the Brazil international is already being linked with another big-money transfer.PSG maintain that they have no intention of selling, while Neymar claims to be happy in France, but that has done little to quash the speculation suggesting that the 25-year-old will soon be a ‘Galactico’ recruit in Madrid. 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 Tebas hopes a deal will be done, with the LFP supremo eager to ensure that the Spanish top-flight boasts the finest talent in world football within its ranks.He told reporters at the Sports Press Awards: “I would like Neymar to return to Spanish football, yes.”The team doesn’t have to be the same, but here [in Spain] we have to be the best and Neymar is it.”Neymar spent four seasons with Barcelona prior to his departure in the summer of 2017.During his time in Catalunya, he netted 105 times in 186 appearances – as he formed part of a fearsome ‘MSN’ attacking unit alongside Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez.The goals have continued to flow at PSG, with 26 efforts recorded in just 24 outings to date.It is that ability, and a billing as a future Ballon d’Or winner, which makes the South American so appealing to Real and La Liga.While Tebas is eager to seal a reunion sooner rather than later, he has plenty of other issues to address before then.In 2018-19, La Liga will become the latest division to implement VAR, with technology being embraced despite some serious questions remaining.”Next season there will be VAR,” said Tebas.”We are doing our best and we will ensure it arrives on time.”With the VAR, some moments in the Barcelona and Alaves game, for example, would’ve changed.”
Liverpool ‘Good feelings’ – Salah posts positive injury update as World Cup quest continues Jamie Smith Last updated 1 year ago 00:48 6/4/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Liverpool World Cup Egypt UEFA Champions League Mohamed Salah African All Stars With the Liverpool star racing to be fit to play for his nation in Russia, he has now provided a positive injury update via social media Mohamed Salah has posted a positive social media update on his injury recovery ahead of the World Cup.The Liverpool star exited last weekend’s Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid in tears after hurting his shoulder when he landed awkwardly following a challenge from Sergio Ramos.More than half a million people subsequently signed a petition calling for the Madrid captain to face punishment over the incident. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Liverpool and Egypt have indicated Salah’s recovery is likely to take around three weeks, leaving the 25-year-old a potential doubt for the June 15 opener against Uruguay.But Salah appears confident of being ready for Egypt’s campaign at Russia 2018 as he offered Twitter followers an update on his condition on Sunday.”Good feelings,” Salah wrote alongside a photograph of the forward carrying out a stretching exercise on his damaged left shoulder.Good feelings… pic.twitter.com/Jhyd2kYVKI— Mohamed Salah (@MoSalah) June 3, 2018Egypt will be desperate to recover their star forward after a breakout season at the forefront of Liverpool’s dynamic attack. Salah smashed 44 goals in 52 games in all competitions, including 11 in the Reds’ dramatic journey to the Champions League final. His nation face Russia, Uruguay and Saudi Arabia in Group A of the upcoming World Cup. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the web
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Sporting CP target Liverpool winger Rafa Camachoby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool are expected to release Rafa Camacho for loan next month.The Liverpool Echo says Sporting CP want their ex-academy star for the rest of the season, with a number of Championship clubs also interested.Camacho, 18, can play across the front line and was also used as a full-back in an impressive pre-season campaign under Jurgen Klopp.After starring in America, his performances in the Uefa Youth League have brought him plenty of suitors.The Portugal Under-20s international is yet to make his first-team debut but could be contention next season if he can gain experience on a short-term deal elsewhere.
NEW DELHI: East Delhi will get its first university campus by 2020 noted a statement issued by the Delhi Government. The Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy CM Manish Sisodia inspected the construction work of the Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University’s East Delhi campus.”The state of the art building would be ready in a few months and it will start its educational operation from the next academic session (2020). The campus will have hostels for both boys and girls,” noted the statement. Also Read – Kejriwal ‘denied political clearance’ to attend climate meet in DenmarkThe East Delhi Campus of the IP University is being built on 18 acre land. The campus will have two colleges, one for design and another for architecture. It will cater to 2,000 students in every batch. “It is worth mentioning here that the new campus was pushed by the AAP government during its first tenure of 49-days in 2013-14. However, the land was not allotted to the government during its tenure then,” the statement of the Delhi government noted. Also Read – Bangla Sahib Gurudwara bans use of all types of plastic itemsIt further observed that during the L-G rule in Delhi, the campus was inaugurated without the land transferred by the DDA. “When the AAP government came back to power in 2015, it again started pushing for the new campus. When checked it came to know that the campus was inaugurated but the land was yet to be transferred,” the AAP-led Delhi government’s statement noted. According to the officials of the government, Deputy CM pushed for the project and ultimately the government bought the land from the DDA for the new campus and after some delay, the work on the campus started. “Now with the continuous push by the Education Minister and support from the Chief Minister, the eastern part of the city will soon get a state of the art campus,” noted the statement. Earlier, at the time of election also the AAP promised that this campus would be built by 2020. On Thursday Delhi CM, Deputy CM and the senior officials visited the site and also monitored the ongoing work. The senior engineers showed a presentation of the work and also discussed the deadline. Earlier the deadline was set as the November this year which was delayed due to various reasons.
In January, Dawson Creek City Council received a report from staff that said it would cost anywhere from $400,000 to $500,000 to convert the lake into a pool, plus the annual cost of operating that could run over $200,000.In a post on Facebook in January, Mayor Dale Bumstead said that council decided to table the motion for consideration at a future date. He explained that the reason the resolution was made is that the City cannot afford up to half a million dollars in upgrades and up to $200,000 in annual costs to operate another pool.The City will make a presentation during the public meeting about the current status of the lake and will take feedback from the public on what to do next with the facility.For more about the public meeting, click here and join the event on Facebook. DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – The City of Dawson Creek will host a public meeting about the future of Rotary Lake later this month.The public meeting will be held on May 28 at the Calvin Kruk Centre for the Arts starting at 7 p.m. The man-made lake at the Mile 0 Park in Dawson Creek has been closed since the death of a 12-year-old girl in 2016.Northern Health order that the lake be closed after the girl’s foot became stuck on a drain at the bottom of the lake. Northern Health has said Rotary Lake’s designation should be changed to that of a pool, meaning it would have to follow much more stringent requirements.
29 July 2008The Security Council today extended the mandate of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI) by another six months, stressing the importance that much delayed presidential elections now slated for November are conducted in a free, fair and transparent manner. The Security Council today extended the mandate of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI) by another six months, stressing the importance that much delayed presidential elections now slated for November are conducted in a free, fair and transparent manner. In a resolution adopted unanimously, the Council renewed UNOCI’s mandate – and that of the French forces supporting it – through 31 January next year. The 15-member panel asked the mission to provide logistical support to the national Independent Electoral Commission as it prepares to hold the first round of the presidential elections, set to take place on 30 November. It also called on UNOCI to continue its support of the implementation of the Ouagadougou Agreement, the 2007 political accord reached in neighbouring Burkina Faso that aims to reconcile Côte d’Ivoire’s Government and the rebel Forces Nouvelles. UNOCI has pledged to help in the identification process of voters ahead of the elections, which were originally supposed to have been held in 2005 in the West African country. The resolution encourages the Forces Nouvelles and the national Defence and Security Force to develop a joint plan to ensure security at the elections, in consultation with the mission and the French military forces. Ivorian political parties and groupings are urged to make further progress in their reconciliation, including in dismantling militias, demobilizing and disarming former fighters, restoring State authority across the country and registering voters before the polls.
“Ten Stories the World Should Hear More About,” launched today, aims to spotlight UN-related issues or developments that are sometimes overlooked by the media in an age when social networking sites and other forms of new media are changing the ways in which people receive information.Kiyo Akasaka, Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information, said that in today’s densely-packed media environment, where sites such as Facebook, YouTube, Flickr and Twitter are commonplace for many people, DPI tries to draw attention to stories that have important implications – if not always headlines – in different parts of the world.“At the UN, we are deeply conscious of the need to bridge the divide between those who do and do not always have the benefits of the latest technology, but also to participate in the dialogue that is taking place among those who are engaging via new modes of public discussion.”This year’s list, like those of past years, includes stories of both struggles and achievements. It details the neglected emergency of CAR, where tens of thousands of civilians have been displaced by violence, and the struggles of indigenous people in Colombia, where they have faced brutal treatment from armed groups for many years.The other stories include growing concern at how West Africa has become a transit hub for drug trafficking, which is fuelling corruption and instability across the region, as well as details of how the UN is helping with the efforts of port authorities worldwide to crack down on the trafficking of arms, drugs and humans.Meanwhile, the problems caused by skyrocketing food prices last year have only been exacerbated by the global economic turmoil, leaving millions more people hungry, while orbiting debris is threatening the sustainable use of outer space.On the positive front, a UN-backed commission in Guatemala that tackles organized crime is offering a unique form of assistance for a country emerging from conflict, while the UN General Assembly’s adoption of the Optional Protocol to the Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights provides a mechanism for individuals who feel their rights have been curtailed or denied.The other two stories concern the UN’s behind-the-scenes work that helped prevent a potentially explosive crisis in the wake of Kosovo’s declaration of independence from Serbia; and the issue of climate change, where the creation of adaptation strategies has become increasingly important as evidence shows that global warming has accelerated.The list, drawn up in consultation with various UN departments and agencies, does not reflect the full range of issues on the agenda of the Organization and the 10 stories are not ranked in any order.Additional information on all the stories on the list can be found on a special page on the UN website, www.un.org/events/tenstories. 8 September 2009From the struggles of Colombia’s indigenous people to the countless civilians displaced by violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) to United Nations efforts to crack down on the trafficking of arms, drugs and humans through ports, the UN Department of Public Information (DPI) has unveiled its latest list of stories it believes deserve greater global attention.
A toddler has been found safe after a dog ran away with a sleigh and the two-year-old in tow.Around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, a family was out for a walk in Redbridge, Ont. with their toddler in a sleigh tied to their dog. The dog ran into the bush with the sleigh and child and the family could not find them.They called police for help and members of the Emergency Response Team (E.R.T.), Canine Unit, and S.A.V.E. Unit (Snowmobile, All -Terrain Vehicle and Vessels Enforcement) assisted in the search.At 8 p.m. the child was located with her mother, who found the toddler and dog snagged around a tree.Officers safely brought the trio out of the bush via OPP ATV. No one was injured.
Mr. Weah met Saturday with the chief of the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), Jacques Paul Klein, who congratulated Mr. Weah for his outstanding commitment and dedication to children affected by the 14-year civil conflict. Mr. Klein also conveyed the UN’s deep appreciation for Mr. Weah’s visit to his home country at a time when peace has finally come to Liberia, but significant challenges remain. Mr. Klein indicated that as Liberia’s most beloved national hero, Mr. Weah would continue to play an important role in inspiring and motivating child ex-combatants to become “useful and productive citizens.” The UN would be ready to assist the young people once they’ve laid down their weapons, Mr. Klein said. “The talent is in Liberia. Liberia is full of wonderful, decent people; they just lack the opportunity,” he said, adding that through the programmes being offered by the UN, young Liberians could acquire education and training to enable them to play a constructive role in the rebirth of the country. Mr. Weah thanked the UN for coming to Liberia’s aid in its hour of need and making it safe and stable. He challenged all Liberians to come together to help the UN in its search for lasting peace, and called on all child combatants to disarm. “Once they are willing, we just need to be prepared to help them after they lay down their arms,” Mr. Weah said, adding, “The UN is taking a good step to help them get back to school.” Mr. Klein and Mr. Weah pledged to collaborate on future projects benefiting Liberia’s war-affected youth.
Most actively traded companies on the TSX by The Canadian Press Posted May 30, 2017 2:37 pm MDT Last Updated May 30, 2017 at 4:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Some of the most active companies traded Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (15,372.35, down 49.56 points):Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Aerospace, rail equipment. Up 11 cents, or 4.72 per cent, at $2.44 on 9.3 million shares.Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd. (TSX:KML). Oil and gas. Down 76 cents, or 4.47 per cent, to $16.24 on 6.5 million shares. Shares in the company fell in their debut Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange as political uncertainty swirled around the company’s flagship Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project. At $1.75 billion, its public market debut is on track to be the fourth most valuable in Canadian history.Encana Corp. (TSX:ECA). Oil and gas. Down 74 cents, or 5.19 per cent, to $13.53 on 4.487 million shares.Kinross Gold Corp. (TSX:K). Miner. Down four cents, or 0.70 per cent, to $5.69 on 4.482 million shares.Element Fleet Management Corp. (TSX:EFN). Financial Services. Down 72 cents, or 6.65 per cent, to $10.10 on 3.7 million shares.Tembec Inc. (TSX:TMB). Forest Products. Up 30 cents, or 7.19 per cent, to $4.47 on 3.02 million shares.Companies reporting major news:Bank of Nova Scotia (TSX:BNS). Bank. Up 48 cents, or 0.63 per cent, to $76.60 on 2.1 million shares. Scotiabank boosted its second-quarter net income by 30 per cent to $2.06 billion. Earnings amounted to $1.62 per share, compared with $1.23 per share or $1.58 billion of net income during the second quarter of 2016. It had $6.58 billion of revenue during the three-month period ended April 30, compared with $6.59 billion a year ago.Canadian National Railway (TSX:CNR). Transportation. Up $1.14, or 1.10 per cent, to $104.52 on 1.01 million shares. CN and the union representing about 3,000 employees reached a tentative agreement to avert a Tuesday morning labour strike.Husky Energy (TSX:HSE). Oil and gas. Down 33 cents, or two per cent, to $16.13 on 849,913 shares. At an investor event in Toronto, CEO Rob Peabody says the Calgary-based company is bracing for lower oil prices with a new five-year plan that suggests it can sustain operations even if benchmark New York prices fall as low as US$35 per barrel, aiming to reduce Husky’s break-even commodity price point by 2021 to US$32 per barrel from the current US$33.50.
IN 2006, the Government’s mental health policy A Vision for Change set out its recommendations for reform of the mental health services, and described a principle of “recovery” that should facilitate service users to “learn to understand and cope with their mental health difficulties, build on their inherent strengths and resourcefulness, establish supportive networks, and pursue dreams and goals that are important to them and to which they are entitled as citizens.”The recovery principle as set out in A Vision for Change represents a conceptual challenge to reform of the mental health services. Pointing beyond issues of quality, scope and structure, the recovery principle evokes a new ethos to underpin service delivery.Focusing on the process as instead of the end resultThis is not a type of recovery that depends on eliminating a person’s symptoms. Rather, it is complementary to clinical improvement. It is recovery as a process as opposed to an end result. The recovery ethos is key to the long overdue transformation occurring in mental health services in Ireland.In the 1950s, Ireland had more than 20,000 people in psychiatric hospitals – reportedly the highest per capita rate of psychiatric hospitalisation in the world at that time. In 2010, this figure was around 2,800.The move that is underway aims to enable people to be treated for mental distress in their own community, with the continued support of their family and friends, and with access to psychologists, social workers, occupational therapists and other mental health professionals. However, for this change to succeed, we also need to see a change in mind-set and in approach, which is where the recovery ethos could make a real difference, if embedded in services.Recovery is a very personal process of discovering one’s own strengths, values and aspirations. Many people describe it as a journey, which can take place inside or outside the mental health system, through personal development, through relationships with professionals that are built on partnership, through peer support and through community support.Five pillars to a good quality mental health serviceFor Mental Health Reform, there are five pillars to a good quality mental health service: hope, listening, partnership, choice and social inclusion.Hope: At public consultations held by Mental Health Reform in recent years, people with experience of the mental health services have said that the hopeful attitude of a mental health worker or family member helped them to believe in their own capacity to recover. Listening: People living with a mental health condition come to understand their condition over time, and know what works best for them. They are experts by experience. It is crucial that they are listened to.Partnership: The recovery approach demands equality between mental health staff and people using the services. People have begun to demand the right to actively participate in their own care and recovery.Choice: People want and need choice in terms of treatment, and there must be a range of options available that are more than simply medication, including counselling and psychotherapy, occupational therapy and home-based treatment, among others. Social inclusion: In the words of one person who shared their story with Mental Health Reform, “people need to be more inclusive; people must take responsibility for each other. We all need to be a part of this.” The whole community can play a part in a person’s recovery.Fulfilment of the vision of recovery set out in A Vision for Change will not be possible without adequate funding. The Government must prioritise resources for community mental health services with multi-disciplinary staff, as promised in the Programme for Government. The HSE and professional bodies must prioritise implementation of the recovery principle in A Vision for Change. Finally, society as a whole has a role to play in supporting the recovery approach.Being a participant in your own careIt would be tempting to consider this vision of a recovery-oriented service as ambitious. One could argue that current resource constraints imposed on the public mental health services make such a reform unrealistic. Yet, services that listen to their “customers” are likely to produce better outcomes, as will a partnership model that involves people using mental health services as active participants in their own care.The recovery ethos provides a new role for mental health professionals as facilitators of self-care, rather than sole providers of care. This may be the only way forward –and services that are ready to take on the challenge of the recovery ethos may well be best placed to survive and thrive in the future.Dr Shari McDaid is Director of Mental Health Reform, a coalition of organisations, promoting improved mental health services in Ireland. Dr McDaid is one of twelve national and international speakers scheduled for the 2013 National Mental Health Conference on Wednesday, 13th November at Newbridge Primary Care Centre. See www.mentalhealthcare.ie for more detail about the conference.For more information on the work of Mental Health Reform, visit this page or contact email@example.com.
What’s next? Well, we’ll probably go out and kick the heads off France. TO HAVE THE possession you’d normally need to win two games and still come away with a loss is hard to take.Ireland had so much of the play against Scotland and so much of it was good – they made clear line breaks and fashioned so many attacking opportunities in the Scottish half.It was frustrating to see that all go to waste in the last couple of yards.Paddy Jackson distributed the ball well and got the backline moving. He needed to keep the scoreboard ticking over and that was his major failing.To play without a recognised kicker is madness. Paddy didn’t have the trust placed in him, that much was obvious. There was obviously a move in place to kick for the corner when penalties were awarded. They had decided that before the game and he was not allowed to take a couple of kicks on, potentially, his stronger side.Without any debate, they went for the corner.Scotland just hung in there and kept the scoreboard ticking. In fairness to them, they had some tackle count [154 made, 17 missed]. The statistics are insane.Lineout woesThe lineout hasn’t been functioning for the last couple of games and it has really cost us.Scotland used Jim Hamilton and Rob Harley to great effect. On a couple of occasions, if they couldn’t read the throw they just jacked their jumpers up as high as possible.The rule with lineouts, first and foremost, is ‘miss the opposition’. Unfortunately, it isn’t happening and it is our Achilles’ heel at present.Scotland’s Jim Hamilton dominates another lineout. (©INPHO/Dan Sheridan)So much of the scrum is about attitude and Ireland were upset in that regard by the loss of Cian Healy.The cohesion in the Irish front row wasn’t there. Tom Court, when he went under pressure, didn’t want any part of the fight.Overall, only Luke Marshall, in the first half, truly stood out and there was a communal slide in performance that cost us.What Irish team will show up next?Declan Kidney’s time is done. There shouldn’t be a witch hunt but when his contract is up [in the summer], let it be up.Kidney has the responsibility for picking the team but the players have to take their share of the blame.They made great plays for getting into the opposition 22 but completely coughed up scoring chances. At minimum, three tries were butchered. Normally you have to decide which France team is going to show up but at the moment you have no idea what Irish team is going to take to the pitch.Sexton’s hamstringThe only hope ahead of the France game is that we get Jonny Sexton back.Fergus McFadden should have been brought in. This is nothing against Ronan O’Gara; he hasn’t been playing well and Jackson deserved his start.If Sexton misses the France game, a starting place must be found for Madigan (l) or McFadden. (©INPHO/Cathal Noonan)You were going into that game without a recognised kicker. That challenge could have been simply met by playing McFadden, who is comfortable on either wing or in the centre and who’s kicking stats are up near 90%.Would it be fair to drop Paddy Jackson after that, when we knew his kicking has not been up to scratch? I don’t think so.The most sensible option, though, was to pick Ian Madigan but he doesn’t appear to be on Kidney’s radar, unfortunately.*Shane Byrne’s publication, Club Rugby Magazine is available monthly in the Irish Independent. Follow the magazine, and all the latest rugby news, on Twitter @ClubRugby1.6 Nations: ‘Miserable’ Kearney calls for fighting spirit against France
Source: TicToc by Bloomberg/Twitter By AFP Feb 26th 2019, 4:16 PM Short URL Kim Jong Un waves upon arrival by train in Dong Dang. Image: MINH HOANG NORTH KOREAN LEADER Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump have both arrived in Hanoi ahead of their second summit, but the exact location of their meeting is not yet known.The summit is shrouded in secrecy and even as Trump touched down this afternoon there was no official word even on the venue. The two leaders are expected to have an informal dinner on tomorrow before more formal talks on Thursday. The arrival of both leaders created a great stir, with Kim embarking on a two-and-a-half day, 4,000 kilometre odyssey through China by train.Trump’s travel was more conventional, flying on Air Force One in a journey that included a refuelling stop at an RAF base in the UK.In Hanoi, there was some confusion when it was realised that the hotel Kim was to stay in had been double-booked, with the White House press corps also set to be staying in the city’s Melia Hotel. When security started to tighten at the hotel yesterday, reporters were in disbelief that the western press corps was going to be amassed at the same place as the reclusive North Korean leader.It was unclear who booked first but Vietnam’s Foreign Minister said today the journalists were to be relocated to an international media a seven-minute walk away. https://jrnl.ie/4514081 Kim Jong Un waves upon arrival by train in Dong Dang. Second meetingThis second summit will be watched closely for concrete steps that Pyongyang is to dismantle its nuclear programme.After an initial historic meeting in Singapore in June that produced only a vague statement about denuclearisation, analysts say the second date must deliver more in the way of tangible progress.Trump made no comment to reporters on his aircraft but had previously tweeted his hopes for a “very productive” meeting, reiterating that North Korea could enjoy economic riches if it gave up its nuclear weapons. Source: TwitterRelations between the two mercurial leaders have undergone a dramatic turnaround, from flinging personal insults and threats of destruction to Trump declaring he had fallen “in love” with Kim through an exchange of letters.But many North Korea watchers dismissed the Singapore summit as political theatre that failed to produce a concrete roadmap to denuclearisation and stressed the Hanoi meeting must deliver more.“The window for diplomatic progress with North Korea will not remain open indefinitely. The second summit… must emphasise substance over pageantry,” said Kelsey Davenport from the Arms Control Association.Even so, Trump appeared to lower US demands for Pyongyang in the run-up to the summit, repeatedly saying there was no rush to rid the North of its arsenal as long as missile and nuclear tests stopped.“I don’t want to rush anybody. I just don’t want testing. As long as there’s no testing, we’re happy,” Trump said at the weekend.He also hinted more summits could follow the Hanoi meeting, reducing expectations of a dramatic breakthrough in the Vietnamese capital.‘Most memorable’ moment Source: euronews (in English)/YouTubeKim’s epic journey to Vietnam ended at the normally sleepy border station of Dong Dang, where he was met by a military guard of honour in pristine white uniforms. They presented arms as he strolled down the red carpet waving and grinning, surrounded by a phalanx of aides and security personnel.Student Nguyen Thu Uyen who handed Kim flowers on his arrival said meeting the leader was her “most memorable” moment.“Kim Jong Un is very friendly and especially attractive,” she said, after Kim became the first North Korean leader to visit fellow one-party state Vietnam since his grandfather Kim Il Sung in 1964.Kim was greeted in Hanoi by cheering crowds and after a few hours’ rest at his hotel, made a 50-minute jaunt to the North Korean embassy — echoing the summit in Singapore, where he took in the sights on an unscheduled sortie. 23,877 Views ICYMI: Kim Jong Un’s interpreter *really* needed to get off the train #TrumpKimSummit #TicTocTrumpKim pic.twitter.com/dJ9rO4WUoc— TicToc by Bloomberg (@tictoc) February 26, 2019 Image: MINH HOANG After 4,000km trip that included a smoke break in China, Kim Jong Un arrives in Vietnam by train Donald Trump took a more traditional route, travelling on Air Force One. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Tuesday 26 Feb 2019, 4:16 PM Share30 Tweet Email 31 Comments No shared agreementDiplomatic progress since Singapore has stalled over the definition of denuclearisation, with Stephen Biegun, the US special representative for North Korea, admitting there was no “shared agreement” of what that means.The United States has repeatedly demanded the North give up its nuclear arsenal in a final, fully verifiable way. Donald Trump arriving in the Vietnamese capital of Hanoi. Source: Xinhua News Agency/PA ImagesBut Pyongyang sees denuclearisation more broadly, seeking an end to sanctions and what it sees as US threats — usually taken to include the American military presence in South Korea, and sometimes in the wider region.Pyongyang insists it has already taken major steps, by not testing ballistic missiles or nuclear weapons for more than a year, and blowing up the entrances to its atomic test site.© – AFP 2019 with reporting by Associated Press and Rónán Duffy
Etats-Unis : l’ouragan Irène fait 18 morts mais épargne New YorkCe week-end, l’ouragan Irène a déferlé sur la côte Est des Etats-Unis s’attaquant en premier aux Etats plus au sud dont la Caroline du Nord, puis en remontant vers le Canada. Repassé en tempête tropicale, il a atteint New York samedi en soirée, sans faire trop de dommages. Au dernier bilan : les autorités américaines déplorent au moins 18 morts.L’ouragan Irène a fait plus de peur que de mal. Du moins à New York. Ce week-end, l’ouragan qui sévissait depuis plusieurs jours dans les Caraïbes a atteint la côte Est des Etats-Unis, qui avaient déclenché l’alerte maximale et avaient pris des mesures d’évacuation d’une ampleur encore inédite. Irène est arrivée samedi à 13h30 au niveau du cap Lockout en Caroline du Nord. Et bien qu’affaiblie, celle-ci a fait de nombreux dégâts dans les villes côtières où les habitants s’étaient calfeutrés chez eux. Repassé en ouragan de catégorie 1, le phénomène accompagné de vents et de fortes pluies a provoqué des inondations, des chutes d’arbres et a fortement endommagé de nombreuses maisons. De même, il a privé de courant plus d’un million de foyers, en s’attaquant aux installations électriques.A ce jour, le bilan du passage d’Irène fait état d’au moins 18 morts, avec le décès de quatre personnes supplémentaires en Pennsylvanie, dont deux campeurs tués par des chutes d’arbres, rapporte l’AFP. Six autres avaient été tuées en Caroline du Nord, notamment un homme surpris par la chute d’un arbre et une adolescente tuée dans un accident de la route, les feux tricolores ne fonctionnant plus. Dans le Maryland, une femme est morte suite à la chute d’une cheminée. Les banlieues du New Jersey et les campagnes du Vermont ont été les zones les plus touchées, note 20 minutes.fr. New York “s’en est sorti” Plusieurs heures, après être arrivée en Caroline du Nord, Irène a atteint New York, qui s’était préparé au pire depuis plusieurs jours. Le maire Michael Bloomberg avait ainsi ordonné vendredi l’évacuation de près de 370.000 personnes des zones à risque de la ville et avait vivement conseillé aux habitants de ne pas sortir, indiquant que c’était une “question de vie ou de mort”. Toutefois, l’ouragan qui était repassé en tempête tropicale avant d’atteindre la ville, a fait peu de dégâts. Ainsi, des rues ont été inondées dans le bas de Manhattan, dans le Queens et à Brooklyn où des arbres jonchaient les rues des quartiers résidentiels. Et plus de 70.000 personnes ont été privées d’électricité. Mais aucun décès n’a été signalé par les autorités.À lire aussiQuand des Américains assistent à la naissance d’un bébé phoque sur une plage”Certaines parties de la ville sont inondées, il y a de la pluie, mais globalement, je pense que nous nous en sommes sortis”, a indiqué à CNN Joseph Bruno, responsable des services de secours de New York. Dimanche en milieu de matinée, la ville et ses habitants reprenaient vie alors que plus de 10.000 vols ont été annulés et que les transports en commun ont été coupés tout le week-end. Lundi, le maire Michael Bloomberg a ainsi levé l’ordre d’évacuation, permettant à de nombreux Américains de retourner chez eux. Néanmoins, les transports en commun ne reprendront pas aujourd’hui, par mesure de précaution, le temps de vérifier tout le réseau. “Cela va être dur”, a précisé le maire de New York. Près de cinq millions de personnes utilisent les transports chaque jour.Le 29 août 2011 à 09:17 • Maxime Lambert
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The Emirati club is playing for the first time in the FIFA Club World Cup and they hope to get far in the tournamentUnited Arab Emirates’ club Al Ain is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, and they want to do it with style.The team will take part in the 2018 FIFA Club World Cup which starts on Wednesday, December 12.Known as The Boss, this team is based in the city of Al-Ain in the United Arab Emirates.The club was founded in 1968 and is celebrating its 50 anniversary this year.With 34 official championships, Al-Ain is one of the biggest clubs in the Emirates, having won the local tournament 13 times.OFFICIAL: Qatar will host the next two Club World Cups Manuel R. Medina – June 3, 2019 FIFA has announced today that the next two competitions will be played as planned, after meeting today in Paris.They have only won the AFC Champions League once.Being the local team, they will surely be well-supported during their 2018 FIFA Club World Cup participation.Like all hosts, they will battle for a ticket to the Quarter-Finals in the Playoff match against New Zealand’s Team Wellington on December 12th.#CWC18: Get to know @alainfcae_en – The Emirati club is playing for the first time in the @ClubWorldCups and they hope to get far in the tournament. pic.twitter.com/YCrwaKfNvc— Ronaldo.com (@ronaldocomint) December 8, 2018
Listen at WEAA Live Stream: http://amber.streamguys.com.4020/live.m3uEllen Gee, one of the organizers of the Baltimore Ceasefire, talks about the path forward promoting non-violence in the city after the Ceasefire weekend, which unfortunately saw two deaths by violence in 72 hours. We’ll also talk to Adam Jackson of Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle, about the challenges of the non-profit funding infrastructure, embodied by the decision by Living Classrooms, to effectively shut down the Pleasant View Day Care Center, the only facility that directly serves public housing families in East Baltimore.These stories and much more on AFRO’s First Edition with Sean Yoes, Monday through Friday, 5-7 p.m.
11 Forgotten Vertigo Comics That Would Make Awesome TV ShowsThe Greatest Romances in Comic Book History Stay on target Well, it’s taken us nearly two seasons to get to this point, but here we are. We’ve reached the storyline from the comics that you might think was impossible to get away with on TV. They did it, though. After weeks of dancing around what the Grail was actually protecting, there it was in all its hilarious, disgusting, heretical glory. And boy, did they have the perfect slow build to the big reveal.It all started way back around 30 A.D. with a couple having some pretty wild sex for basic cable TV. (Nice use of shadow puppets, Preacher.) As the scene goes on, it becomes apparent that we’ve been watching Jesus Christ get down for the last few minutes. Offensive? To some, sure, but it’s no worse than anything this show has done up until this point. Hell, it’s pretty tame compared to other taboo topics the writers have played with this season. Nine months later, Jesus has died, and his child is born. So is The Grail. One of Jesus’ disciples swears to protect his bloodline, and has the child’s mother beaten to death. So the organization has pretty much always been this way.Fast forward to the present, and we’re back where we left off last week, with Starr approaching Jesse in a New Orleans bar. Starr spends the first part of the episode throwing his weight around, trying to impress Jesse with all the information he has access to. The problem? Even with all that information, and the fact that he hired (and killed) the actor who played God, he still doesn’t know where the real God is. He’s even brought in the pope and the Archbishop of Canterbury to weigh in, though that’s more a display of his power. Each man has a theory of where God went, and they’re both wrong. The archbishop thinks God is on the run from renegade power-hungry angels. The pope thinks God has abandoned humanity to create something more deserving of His love. These new creatures are taller.Dominic Cooper as Jesse Custer, Pip Torrens as Herr Starr (Credit: Michele K. Short/AMC/Sony Pictures Television)On their way out, one of the church officials mentions the child, meaning the living descendant of Christ. That catches Jesse’s attention, and Jesse uses The Word to order Starr to show him. After a long journey, there he is. The show lets this scene go on so long before showing its hand. The reveal is pulled off so well. Christ’s descendant’s face is obscured, and Jesse kneels in front of him. You only start to feel that something’s wrong when Starr tells Jesse the man’s name: Humperdoo. Then, Humperdoo pees on Jesse, and we see his face. That’s what 2000 years of inbreeding will do to a person, folks. Yes, this is straight out of the comics, but it’s still a little bit of a surprise that AMC gave this plot element the green light. Even if you’re not religious, I don’t think it’s possible to not find this scene offensive on some level. Good on ’em for going for it, I guess.So now, Starr’s plans are made clear. He wanted Jesse to use the Word on him. He wanted Jesse to see Humperdoo. Starr has grown disillusioned with the Grail’s mission, and wants Jesse to replace Humperdoo as the messiah. He has the power for it. Jesse refuses, insisting on continuing his search for God. Starr offers to help in exchange for Jesse’s cooperation, but Jesse prefers to rely on his friends. However reliable they may be right now.Tyson Ritter as Jesus Christ/Humperdoo (Credit: Michele K. Short/AMC/Sony Pictures Television)So Starr isn’t the main villain quite yet. He and Jesse aren’t enemies right away, like they were in the comics. That’s what Preacher does. It takes elements from the comics and draws them out into entire seasons. I understand why it does that. In the comics, you can let a lot of things go with minimal explanation. A TV show like this needs a backstory. The fantastical elements need to be introduced slowly and explained for people that aren’t familiar with the comic. But when the show desperately needs real antagonists, I really wish the show would get where it’s going already. But hey, for all its blasphemy, it was a funny, disgusting and strange ride. I only wish the rest of the episode was as fun.Preacher still doesn’t seem to know what to do with Tulip in the second half of the season. That’s a real shame, because she was so cool in season one and the beginning of two. At least the show’s not spending entire episodes on her nightmares anymore, but this wasn’t much better. Featherstone is still pretending to be a woman hiding from an abusive boyfriend to get close to Tulip. There’s one moment where she accidentally lets on that she’s been spying on Tulip, but it doesn’t go anywhere. Tulip starts to put two and two together, but Featherstone distracts her, and that’s the end of that. It’s frustrating, because we’ve seen her be much smarter and more capable than this. I miss the old Tulip. The one that could shut you down with a quip and kill you with an ear of corn. I hope she comes back soon. At least the show appears to be giving her something more to do than mope. Featherstone convinces her to dig up the bathroom tile, where she finds the Saint of Killer’s guns. Now she knows Jesse hasn’t been entirely honest with her. Unfortunately, we’ll have to wait until next week to find out what she does with them.Ruth Negga as Tulip O’Hare, Joseph Gilgun as Cassidy (Photo Credit: Michele K. Short/AMC/Sony Pictures Television)Cassidy’s story is a little better. He’s trying to make up for all the years of being a bad father by showing the now-immortal Denis a good time. Denis, though is having trouble controlling his thirst for blood. Where Cassidy tries not to hurt people who don’t deserve it, Denis doesn’t have those reservations yet. If he ever will at all. At the end of the episode, we see him walk home covered in someone else’s blood. Cassidy will have to deal with that at some point before the season ends. Given this show’s track record, it’s going to be a little harder than a fatherly talking to.Preacher appears to be slowly finding its way through the back half of the season. It’s still a lot of fun, particularly with the Humperdoo storyline this week, but it has yet to reach the highs of the first few episodes. Season two started out so strong, and I wish it could find its way back to that level of insanity. Ever since the Saint of Killers was dealt with, it’s felt kind of aimless. At this point, I’m hoping the Starr plot speeds up, and the show finds its focus again.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.
Hydrogen-Powered Plane Can Fly 20 Passengers Up to 500 MilesAirbnb For Work Simplifies Business Travel Stay on target Sure, helmets were invented for the main purpose of protecting you from impacts. But just as smart and convenient technologies have evolved for cars and automobile drivers, they have also extended to motorcycle riders. And one company is producing a helmet that offers optimal protection and smart technology — and looks cool, too.Jarvish, a Taiwan-based firm, launched what is being called the world’s most advanced smart motorcycle helmet — and it looks straight out of a superhero’s closet. The company’s X-series — which include the X-AR and X models — have been designed with a range of technology integrations, such as voice control, noise cancellation, built-in memory “to give riders a safer, more enjoyable on-road experience.” The X-AR also includes an AR-powered head-up display (HUD) for riders who prefer visual instructions.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>Both the X and X-AR models connect with voice activation services such as Amazon Alexa, Apple’s Siri or OK Google (no tap to talk), according to the company. Journeys can be recorded in FHD video via the built-in front 2K camera and stored on memory cards in the helmet.Want to stay social while you’re on the road? The helmet can also live stream directly to social media, while the app lets users download footage to a smartphone and personal cloud server. Both helmets support wireless and micro-USB charging (wireless charging pad sold separately).The X-AR helmet. (Photo Credit: Jarvish)And if you’re looking to elevate your helmet game further to Tony Star levels, feast your eyes on the X-AR helmet. It can display directions and notify the wearer of traffic and weather conditions, speed, and caller IDs on the HUD, which can be controlled and retracted easily via voice command. It even shows 2K rear-view images so the rider has 360-degree visibility while on the road.Jarvish’s Kickstarter campaign for the X-series helmets kicked off on November 27. The X-AR will be available for $1,599, while the X helmet will be available for $699. Jarvosh is set to exhibit the X model helmets and the X-AR prototypes for the first time at CES 2019.More on Geek.com:$150,000 Hoverbikes Now Available for PreordersWatch: Is This Robotic Hotel Room on Wheels the Future of Travel?This Embraer Shark Plane Has No Dreaded Middle Seats
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