The UK government on Monday announced a relaxation of recruitment criteria to allow Commonwealth nationals to apply for jobs in its armed forces to meet a shortage in its ranks, a move that could also benefit Indians. The decision announced by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) means that people from Commonwealth countries – including India, Australia, Kenya, Fiji and Sri Lanka – will be considered for roles, even if they have never lived in Britain.Read it at NDTV Related Items
LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH 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 Reyes believes the Philippines can get it done this time.“Angola, although, they’re a very strong team, is beatable the way we were able to beat Senegal before,” he said. “And Italy will be tough, but I don’t think they’re as strong as Argentina or Greece. I think we have a chance against Italy.”“Serbia, admittedly, will be very, very tough. They’re like Croatia before during our time but then we took Croatia to overtime so you can’t really tell.”Reyes is convinced Gilas can win two games in the first round and advance to the next.“We have proven before that we can compete and with this team now, with the players that we have, with coach Yeng’s system, and with Andray Blatche in shape, there’s no reason for us not to improve on that previous one win in 2014 and I think if we get to two wins, that might be enough to get us to the next round.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Reyes is well-acquainted with the World Cup competition having steered the country to its first win in the tournament in 40 years after Gilas Pilipinas edged Senegal in overtime five years ago in Spain.“I’m very optimistic about our chances,” Reyes said on Wednesday.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, logistics“First of all, all the teams are tough. But at least there’s only one top 10 team in the world in our group unlike in 2014 when there were three top 10 teams in our group and we went side by side with them so that’s one,” he added.READ: Yeng Guiao: Gilas Pilipinas ‘overwhelming underdog’ in Group D Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event The Philippines is in Group D with Italy, Angola, and Serbia. Reyes was referring to Serbia, which is ranked No. 4 in the world.The Serbians also finished second in the 2014 World Cup after losing to the US in the gold medal match.In 2014, Gilas was joined by world powers Greece, Croatia, and Argentina as well as a dangerous squad in Puerto Rico and Senegal in the same group.Despite the overwhelming odds, Gilas nearly pulled off major upsets against Argentina and Croatia.READ: Yeng Guiao on facing Italy, Serbia in World Cup: ‘A miracle can happen’ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants View comments Miguel Romero Polo: Bamboo technology like no other Chinese basketball probes ‘racial abuse’ of former NBA player Google Philippines names new country director Former national team coach Chot Reyes feels confident about the Philippines’ chances to at least make the second round of the 2019 Fiba World Cup.ADVERTISEMENT
‘Flying Sikh’ Milkha Singh wants an Indian to win an Olympic gold medal in athletics while he is still alive, but he does not believe India will achieve this feat in the Rio Olympics to be held this year from 5th-26th August.Having arrived in Agra to flag off the Sharda Taj Marathon which was participated by more than 30 thousand runners from across the world, Milkha said that India could have a stake in the 2024 Olympics to win an athletics gold medal but preparations for that needed to be started immediately. He said that the country needed a large number of quality sports academies where good coaches are employed to generate quality athletes to strengthen India’s stake on the Olympic gold.Talking to India Today, Milha Singh said that athletics is the number one game in the world but it is strangely neglected in India. Olympics medal tally is the measure of a country’s development today and at present, China is on top of the medal tally having won the largest number of medals in Beijing Olympics. Although India performed well, but in the field of Athletics, we still have a lot to do before we could really make our country proud. He said that biopics of sportsmen inspire youngsters to follow them and such biopics should be made more frequently.Talking to India Today following the flag off of the Sharda Taj Marathon, Agra Commissioner Pradeep Bhatnagar said that it the participation in this event was unexpectedly large and it lent hope to the dream of making Agra known for something more than just its monuments. He expressed hope that this marathon will become an annual event which will beat all marathon participation records in the country.advertisementAgra Tourist Chamber Secretary Vishal Sharma said that the marathon was a truly international event which was won by a Kenyan national and was participated by a large number of foreign nationals and tourists, especially in the “run for fun” segment where local tourism organizations promoted tourist participation through social media campaigns. He said that in terms of sporting events, Agra has been thought as a disinterested little town but the huge success of this marathon has proved that Agra has awakened to the new age of physical fitness and the people of this city are not willing to lag behind the metropolitan cities in terms of physical awareness.
All-rounder Ben Stokes has been included in England’s squad for the Twenty20 tri-series against Australia and New Zealand starting later this month.The suspended all-rounder was already named in the ODI squad for the series against Australia even though he remains unavailable for international selection as he waits to see if he will be charged following an incident outside a pub in Bristol on September 25.All-rounder Mooen Ali, who has been short of form on the Ashes tour, and wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow have been rested for the tournament, which starts in Sydney on Feb. 3 and concludes with the final in Auckland on Feb. 21.Test skipper Joe Root and Dawid Malan were also included with seamer Mark Wood and batsmen James Vince and Sam Billings brought back into the squad after missing England’s last Twenty20 against West Indies in September.The England and Wales Cricket Board said Monday that Stokes’ inclusion in the 16-man Twenty20 team is still subject to possible legal proceedings over the incident.”Ben Stokes is included, though his involvement remains subject to any relevant legal or disciplinary developments in relation to the incident in Bristol in September,” an ECB statement said. “Should the ECB Board receive formal confirmation that Stokes has either been charged or that he will face no charges, they would convene within 48 hours to make a decision on his availability for the team at that stage.”Last week, England replaced Ben Stokes in its one-day international squad after giving the him permission to enter the draft for the lucrative Indian Premier League at the end of January.advertisementEoin Morgan will captain the England Twenty20 side for the Australia and New Zealand series.Meanwhile, Australia crushed England by an innings and 123 runs in the fifth and final Test to clinch the Ashes series 4-0.England were skittled out for 180 in their second innings on Day 5 with pacer Pat Cummins finishing with 4 wickets while Nathan Lyon took three.England Twenty20 Squad: Eoin Morgan (captain), Sam Billings,Jos Buttler, Tom Curran, Liam Dawson, Alex Hales, Chris Jordan, DawidMalan, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes,James Vince, David Willey, Mark Wood
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Share on LinkedIn Twitter: follow us at @guardian_sportFacebook: like our football and sport pagesInstagram: our favourite photos, films and storiesYouTube: subscribe to our football and sport channels Read more Share on WhatsApp Facebook Share on Pinterest Wood celebrates taking the wicket of West Indies’ Roston Chase. Photograph: Paul Childs/Action Images via Reuters England’s Mark Wood in action in St Lucia. Photograph: Paul Childs/Action Images via Reuters Since you’re here… … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many new organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. 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Quick guide Follow Guardian sport on social media What is it like to bowl at 95mph? For Mark Wood, whose scorching return to England’s Test team sent everyone a bit gaga in St Lucia, the answer is wonderfully simple: “You almost feel like a superhero. I’ve been playing Mario Kart recently and yeah, it’s like when you get a magic mushroom and you’re just absolutely flying.”It will come as little surprise to learn Wood is still glowing from victory in the third Test against West Indies and his maiden five-wicket haul. The 29-year-old sat down for a chat this week and, in that inimitable Ashington twang, his delight at finally becoming a match-winner shone through. Share on Messenger Pinterest Share via Email Wood winces when reminded about his cheeky comment to TalkSport that Hetmyer had “two feet in the toilet” before edging a 91mph lifter through to first slip (a catch that left Root’s hands burning) as he admires the Guyanese left-hander. Nevertheless, after two tough Tests for England’s batsmen, he loved switching the panic over to the opposition, as he had done in Australia last winter.“I’d been with the Test squad towards the end of the Ashes and the lads had got peppered. So when the ODIs came, I told them: ‘Right, I’m going to hit David Warner in the head first ball’ and I was pretty much on the money. A few came over after I got him out a couple of balls later and said the mood had changed. I wanted to have that same impact here.“West Indies had put our batters under the pump. But I always watch the home team’s bowlers – after all, they know the conditions – and with Kemar Roach closer to my height [6ft] and Shannon Gabriel the pace I aim for, I took bits from both. Starting well was important. They suddenly thought ‘he’s on it here’ and it changed the mood again.”After completing his five-wicket haul, spearing a yorker into Gabriel’s stumps at the start of his second spell, Wood wheeled away in delight, before snaffling the match ball, kissing it for the crowd and yomping back to a delighted England dressing room.“I held the ball up and felt so proud, then I got into the pavilion, had hug with the physio Craig de Weymarn – he’s touched me in places my wife never has! – and it all sunk in. It was everything I’d wanted after all I’d been through with injury. I know it’s only one five-fer and there’s Jimmy and Broady with tons of them, but it was so special. I felt I finally belonged in the England Test team. I put the ball in my England cap, sat them next to me and just looked at them. All the emotions came out. I was a bit teary.”Wood wants to be known for more than just pace and noted the left-handers removed – Hetmyer and Darren Bravo – were done by away movement off the deck, something he and Chris Silverwood had worked on. Wood gushed about the support of the entire England team and staff, not least the psychologist, David Young, who has worked on his self-esteem and taught him to focus on the process of bowling, not the outcome. Sarah, whom he married in December, has been his rock off the field, while the good folk at Durham deserve England’s gratitude as ever.All this support was needed. Having played only 12 Tests since his debut four years ago, Wood struggled and after his third ankle operation in late 2016, briefly lost his love for cricket. The key was last winter when he learned to push through bowling with niggles to gain physical confidence. A strong Lions tour to the UAE last November led to his recall. It followed a sit down with Trevor Bayliss in Sri Lanka before Christmas, where he had played only one ODI. Facebook Thank you for your feedback. Support The Guardian Show Share on Twitter Photograph: Chesnot/Getty Images Europe His first delivery was clocked at 88mph and the follow-up at 90. When Hetmyer survived his hat-trick ball, the speedgun hit 94.6mph. The crowd was transfixed, a usually busy England dressing room stopped in its tracks and the slips appeared closer to the sightscreen than the stumps. The sense from Wood was that the batsmen wished they were too.“You could see their batsmen coming in and looking more nervous,” he said. “Hetmyer had attacked our bowlers from the outset in the first two Tests. I expected more of the same and when he didn’t I thought: ‘I’ve got him here. I’m on top of him.’ As soon as you feel like that it’s like: ‘Right, any ball I can get a wicket.’ I was so in the zone too, I didn’t know my field. I was just so focused on the batsman.” The Spin: sign up and get our weekly cricket email. Mark Wood bowls up a storm to rock West Indies with maiden five-for interviews Share on Facebook Topics “I’ll never forget the feeling of that spell,” he said. “If I’m ever down about my bowling I’ll rewatch the highlights. I’ve watched them about 20 times already – probably more. This will sound bad but seeing it back I just thought: ‘Wow, that’s me.’ I couldn’t believe how well I bowled and how fast it looked on TV. I was so happy.”Wood’s recall in St Lucia may have come too late for the series, with a resurgent West Indies side having already taken a 2-0 lead. But first-innings figures of five for 41 that propelled Joe Root’s side to a 232-run consolation win were more than just the numbers in the scorebook.In his initial 19-ball burst before tea on the second day, one that dispatched Shai Hope, Roston Chase and Shimron Hetmyer, Wood ensured the clouded Test leg of this tour would end with a significant silver lining; his slippery pace, something many feared had been sliced away by three bouts of ankle surgery, was back. Pinterest Hide Cricket Was this helpful? “Trevor gave me some harsh truths,” Wood says. “He wanted more ‘Aussie mongrel’ in us, to have good body language, go to the Lions, prove I’m a step above them. I trained smart, focused on the processes [that Young taught me] and things clicked. I have had some mental scars but coming back into Test cricket, I felt so ready. That’s the definition of freedom, not even thinking about it – just bowling.” England in West Indies 2019 Twitter Making England’s World Cup squad is certainly a goal, with the five one-dayers against West Indies that start on Wednesday a final chance to impress before the provisional group are selected. Wood knows competition is high and, as regards the first XI, he feels he is battling Tom Curran and David Willey for one spot.“Add one more with Jofra Archer too,” says Wood, in reference to the Barbados-born quick who is soon to qualify for England duty. “But the competition pushes everyone. I’m desperate to play in a World Cup in England. I believe we’ve got the best team and I’d love to be a part of that.”Given the deluge of messages he received from well-wishers this week, and an England team delighted to have finally returned fire against West Indies on tour, he is probably not alone. England cricket team Twitter Reuse this content
CALGARY – The tall, slim teenager asks a question that’s on the minds of many of the young people gathered around the cloth-covered tables in a small meeting room at a mosque in northeast Calgary.“If someone from ISIS or ISIL approaches you, how would you respond to them, so that you’re not attacked any further?” wonders Zubair Tariq, 16.“If they approach, you should be smart enough to know that ISIL/ISIS is very big criminals in the eyes of Islam,” answers Imam Syed Soharwardy, founder of Muslims Against Terrorism and the Islamic Supreme Council of Canada.“These people reach out through the internet. These people reach out through a local community. Understand this is not somebody who is a nice Muslim or a good Muslim or a true Muslim. This is someone who is disguised as a Muslim. ISIL is a disguised Muslim.“They say they are good Muslims but to us they are a bunch of thugs and criminals,” he continues. “They are terrorists.”Soharwardy met recently with 30 Muslim youth at the Jamia Masjid Gunbad-e-Khizra mosque. It was one of several meetings he does on a regular basis to prevent the radicalization of Canadian Muslim youth.Soharwardy decided to call another meeting after an attack earlier this month that injured a police officer and civilians in Edmonton. A man stabbed an officer doing traffic control outside a football game and then crashed a cube van into pedestrians downtown. Five people were injured. Police say they seized an Islamic State flag as evidence.Tariq says he hasn’t been contacted directly by anyone seeking to recruit young Canadian Muslims, but he’s worried.“One of my friends was approached … and he’s the same age as me,” the teen says. “It’s scary. If someone approaches you, you don’t know how to respond properly unless you talk to your peers.”Teen Hassaan Rizvi says recruitment by the Islamic State is happening through social media.“We were sitting in my math class and two of my friends received a WhatsApp link,” says Rizvi, referring to the popular mobile messaging program. “When opened, it was for recruitment for ISIS. It had the flag and said we are recruiting.“I said, ‘This is not something good so we should close it.’ This did happen. They are still recruiting.”Soharwardy turns the conversation to the Edmonton attack.“When you hear … a police officer hurt and an ISIS flag found, what do you feel?” Soharwardy asks.“Angry,” says one young man.“Embarrassed,” says another.A report last year on the terrorist threat in Canada said that at the start of 2014 there were more than 130 Canadians who were abroad and suspected of terror-related activities. By the end of 2015, the number had grown to about 180 and the government knew of about 60 extremist who had returned to Canada.Some of the students at the meeting express anger at the backlash they endure every time a terrorist attack happens anywhere in the world.“I don’t understand why the word terrorist or terrorism is stitched to the word Muslim or the name of Islam. Terrorism itself is just an attack on anyone,” says Shahwali Hameed.“Terrorism has no religion.”Aysha Ali believes a lack of understanding causes people to believe all Muslims are terrorists every time an attack occurs.“It definitely gets worse. They wouldn’t blame it on Muslims if it just happened once, but it’s happened several times where people like ISIS and ISIL do it in the name of Islam.”Ibrahim Khan says there appears to be a double standard. He points out nobody is calling the perpetrator in the Las Vegas mass shooting a terrorist.“He’s either mentally damaged or they just call him a shooter. No one calls him a terrorist, because he doesn’t have a long beard.”Soharwardy says he believes there are still recruiters and sympathizers Islamic State sympathizers working in Canada and he suggests that will continue until their financial pipeline dries up.He tells the students that anyone who promotes hatred or committing violent acts is not following the Muslim faith.“If you see anybody make sure you report to your parents, your teacher, to me,” he says.“Let us know right away, because we need to defend ourselves and … remain loyal, faithful, law-abiding citizens of this country.”— Follow @BillGraveland on Twitter
Vets, animal behaviourists and dog welfare groups have lined up to join the National Anti-Vivisection Society in opposing “scientifically regressive and widely opposed” plans to breed beagle dogs for experimentation in Yorkshire.It’s Me or The Dog star Victoria Stilwell, TV vets Emma Milne and Scott Miller and Animals Matter author Marc Bekoff lead the call for the government to overturn Secretary of State Greg Clark’s decision last month overriding his predecessor Eric Pickles and repeated rejections of the dog farm by the local council. The animal experts say giving the facility the go-ahead contravenes the government’s pledge to reduce animal use and will “plunge science back into the dark ages”.Since the announcement was made on 16 July over half a million people have signed a petition against the controversial plans. Reacting at the time, Queen guitarist and Save-Me Trust founder Brian May said he was “sickened” that the facility was going ahead “ignoring the views of the public and local authorities”, while Downton Abbey’s Peter Egan spoke of the “gentle animals” who would be “force-fed and killed in crude tests that are of little use to people.” Both Brian May and Peter Egan join BBC Radio 2 DJ Mark Radcliffe in supporting the NAVS campaign against the facility, where as many as 2,000 dogs will be bred for research each year.NAVS President Jan Creamer said, “The NAVS stands united with animal experts, the public, local authorities and residents in opposing the Yorkshire beagle farm and urge the government to take the democratic, ethical and progressive path and overturn the Secretary of State’s decision. Experimenting on dogs produces unscientific and unreliable results due to differences between species, yet there are sophisticated replacement techniques already in use. Increasing breeding facilities for outdated animal tests is a backward step and at odds with the government’s own commitment and the international trend towards advanced scientific methods”.There has been a substantial reduction in dog experiments over the past ten years. Latest statistics show that 3,554 dogs were experimented on in Britain in 2013, down from 5,088 in 2003. The NAVS is concerned that the surge in availability of beagles could lead to a dramatic increase in dog experimentation, simply because of supply and convenience.Dogs are commonly used for ‘toxicology’ experiments where they may be force-fed chemicals and have toxic substances pumped into their bodies, which can result in extremely painful effects and even death. Almost all individuals are killed at the end of the experiment.NAVS investigations have revealed the shockingly crude and unscientific reality of the tests, for which, being small and docile, beagles are preferred test subjects – chemicals accidentally pumped into dogs’ lungs; puppies force-fed weed-killer which had been on sale for 20 years; tests conducted after human studies began (against scientific protocol); human studies conducted after adverse results in dogs.These tests are fundamentally flawed due to differences between dog and human physiology – chocolate, grapes and human medicines such as Ibruprofen are deemed safe for humans, but are potentially harmful to dogs.Science is moving away from using animals with far more advanced alternatives available including organs on chips, cell cultures and computer modelling. The government has pledged to reduce the number of animals in experiments and, as stated by Grahame Morris MP, the beagle farm decision is “completely out-of-step” with this commitment.Yorkshire Evergreen is owned by US multinational animal supplier Marshall BioResources and has been attempting to push through its plans for four years, appealing multiple rejections. Earlier this year, one of its former directors was convicted of illegally killing and mistreating animals by an Italian court. Marshall BioResources’ Italian facility ‘Green Hill’ was closed and the dogs have been re-homed.
This week, the inaugural Blue Jacket Fashion Show took place at Pier59 Studios as part of New York Men’s Fashion Week.In partnership with Johnson & Johnson, the Blue Jacket Fashion Show benefited the Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF), founded by philanthropist and financier Michael Milken.The Blue Jacket Fashion Show brought together the fashion, entertainment, sports, healthcare and media worlds around a national platform to openly discuss men’s cancer issues, with an emphasis on prostate cancer. Coinciding with February’s Cancer Prevention Month and New York Men’s Fashion Week, the Blue Jacket Fashion Show included designers such as John Varvatos, Nick Graham, Joseph Abboud, Nicole Miller, Proper Cloth, Stephen F, Maggie Norris, Theory, Gustavo Moscoso, Craft Atlantic, Rag and Bone, Thom Browne and Haspel who used their creative talents to “reinvent” the traditional blue blazer.Those walking the runway wearing one-of-a-kind blue jackets included models, actors, athletes, members of the media and business titans. Among those who walked are: actor Mario Cantone, musician and model Ian Mellencamp, New York Giants Wide Receiver Victor Cruz, TV personality Carson Kressley, science educator and host of the forthcoming Netflix series Bill Nye Saves the World Bill Nye, New York Yankees Pitcher CC Sabathia, New York Post’s Richard Johnson, model Alex Lundqvist, and CNN Anchor Don Lemon. Following the show, all of the specially designed jackets modeled were included in a live auction, with proceeds going to the Prostate Cancer Foundation.According to the Prostate Cancer Foundation, statistics show that prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer in America. It affects every one out of eight men at some point in their lifetimes. Every 3.3 minutes a man is diagnosed with prostate cancer, and millions of men and their families are fighting this disease on any given day across the globe.As the world’s largest healthcare company, Johnson & Johnson is committed to creating and bringing to market life-changing cancer therapies for the people who need them most. In addition to partnering with the Blue Jacket campaign to help raise awareness of prostate cancer prevention and treatment options, Johnson & Johnson has also committed to donating $1 to the Prostate Cancer Foundation for every photo shared using the free Johnson & Johnson Donate a Photo app. For every 30 photos that are shared, one hour of research and development for breakthrough cancer treatments will be funded.“Today, our work being done in precision oncology research is unprecedented with new discoveries happening daily,” said Jonathan W. Simons, MD, president and chief executive officer of PCF. “Our continually expanding global research enterprise brings together the brightest minds in prostate cancer research and other scientific areas to collaborate across borders and institutional lines. This team approach has sparked and accelerated innovative projects that deliver life-saving results and are bringing us closer than ever to a cure. We are very pleased to team with the Blue Jacket Fashion Show to help raise awareness and additional funding for prostate cancer research. Curing together, we can change the future for all cancer patients.”“As partners of the Blue Jacket Fashion Show, we have an important opportunity to continue our efforts to raise awareness of prostate cancer symptoms, prevention and treatment options,” said Joaquin Duato, Executive Vice President and Worldwide Chairman, Pharmaceuticals, Johnson & Johnson. “Johnson & Johnson and our Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies have a strong history of innovation in prostate cancer, including investigational new medicines in our pipeline. We are also proud of our commitment of collaborating closely with healthcare systems, policymakers and advocates to ensure access to our medicines. Together, we can transform how cancer is treated so patients can experience more of life’s meaningful moments.”
HALIFAX — A Halifax judge says he will grant Canada’s largest cryptocurrency exchange protection from creditors as it deals with the fallout from its founder’s death.Nova Scotia Supreme Court Justice Michael Wood today granted QuadrigaCX a 30-day stay of proceedings in a bid to stop any lawsuits from proceeding against the company at this point.Maurice Chiasson, who is representing QuadrigaCX, told Wood the company needed time to find $250 million in missing cryptocurrency and cash. A sudden death, an encrypted laptop and the missing wallets with $250M worth of cryptocurrency Curious about cryptocurrencies? Here’s everything you need to know QuadrigaCX filed for creditor protection on Jan. 31, and Wood confirmed today that he would grant that order.The Vancouver-based exchange owes $70 million in currency and an additional amount of cryptocurrency valued at approximately $180 million to roughly 115,000 users.Court filings show that some have very large balances, with the largest affected user claim reportedly valued at approximately $70 million.Lawyers for some of the 115,000 affected users were in the Halifax court.Court documents show QuadrigaCX had been facing liquidity issues over the past year. CIBC froze roughly $25.7 million of its funds held in the account of a third-party processor in January 2018.The company then lost its founder, CEO and sole director Gerald Cotten, who QuadrigaCX said died suddenly while travelling in India.Court filings show that after his death, QuadrigaCX employees have been unable to locate or access the missing cryptocurrencies.Employees tried to access the cryptocurrency within QuadrigaCX’s “cold” wallets, a system that stores cryptocurrencies offline to avoid hacking, such as on USB sticks or electronic hardware not connected to the internet.
The private sector’s role in conflict prevention and peace-building topped the agenda today at a meeting in Colombia, which is launching the Global Compact, an initiative of United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan to encourage better corporate practices in human rights, labour and the environment worldwide.Setting the tone for the two-day event in a message to participants, Mr. Annan noted that private companies operate in many war zones or conflict-prone countries around the world. He also pointed out that companies manufacture and sell weapons used in conflict, and others are involved in the extraction and sale of lucrative natural resources.”In many situations, the chaos of conflict has allowed resources to be exploited illegally or with little regard for equity or the environment. When local populations are excluded from discussions on access and control of natural resources – and see little benefit for communities – this can also cause conflict,” the Secretary-General said in the message, which was delivered by John Renninger, a senior official in the UN Department of Political Affairs. The private sector has an “enormous stake, responsibility and potential influence in the search for peaceful solutions,” he said.”The bottom line can no longer, and should no longer, be separated from some of the key goals of the United Nations and the responsible global community: peace, development and equity,” he stressed. “All of these are compelling reasons why business should play an active part in tackling these issues, without waiting to be asked.”The meeting, being held in Bogotá, has drawn some 150 representatives of the private sector, civil society and governments to the third in a series of regional dialogues organized to help the private sector in contributing to conflict alleviation.The Secretary-General launched the Global Compact in 1999 at the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, to encourage companies to adhere to nine core principles in human rights, labour and the environment. Today, more than 1,200 companies from over 70 countries participate in the Compact.
The UN International Labour Organization (ILO) is “deeply disturbed” by the continuing violence in Cambodia, including reports of another crackdown on protesting workers on Sunday, the UN agency said in a statement. “The ILO urges all parties to refrain from further violence, and to take all steps necessary for the release of the trade union leaders and workers detained for having participated in the strike over the minimum wage,” the Geneva-based agency said.It also extended its assistance to all parties “to work towards the resolution of this conflict through dialogue.”Members of the opposition have been boycotting the Cambodian National Assembly since the middle of last year in a reported attempt to oust Prime Minister Hun Sen, whose win in July extended his 28-year rule, alleging vote-rigging and calling for a new election. They have been joined by the garment workers pressing for higher wages, stalling an industry that supports 400,000 jobs and accounts for some $5 billion per year in exports.The clashes escalated resulted in riot police reportedly killing at least four workers demonstrating on 3 January, and detaining dozens of others. The ILO has called for the Government to launch an independent inquiry to determine the circumstances of police action and the deaths, assaults and arrests of workers during that strike.The inquiry should determine responsibilities and punish those responsible where appropriate, as well as outline the steps to prevent the repetition of such acts, the UN agency detailed in today’s statement. Wrapping up week-long visit to Cambodia earlier this month, Surya P. Subedi, the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the country, stressed that the ongoing political and social tensions have a direct impact on the enjoyment of human rights by all Cambodians. He called for flexibility on both sides to reach a political compromise.
BOSTON VOTERS WILL take to the polls today to vote for a new mayor – but either way, Boston will have its first Irish-American mayor in more than 20 years.The top two candidates are Martin Walsh, whose parents are both from Connemara and John Connolly, whose Irish ancestry goes further back.Links to IrelandBoston has long been associated with having strong links to Ireland, and one could assume that Irish-Americans played a strong role in Boston politics, but there are now more African-Americans and Latinos in the greater Boston area than there are Irish-Americans.Larry Donnelly, a law lecturer in NUI Galway and a native from Boston said he believes Martin Walsh will win the race.Martin Walsh is the son of immigrants from Connemara, County Galway. His mother, Mary O’ Malley, from Rosmuc and John Walsh, from Carna both emigrated from Ireland in the 1950s and came to Boston. Having met at the dance, John and Mary Walsh married and settled in a home on Taft Street in St. Margaret’s Parish, where Martin and his brother Johnny grew up, and where his mother still lives.Martin is a recovering alcoholic and has a much more down-to-earth upbringing to his counterpart Connolly, who is the son of the former Massachusetts Secretary of State and a judge. He also attended Harvard. His Irish ancestors date further back. Both are white Irish Catholic left to center progressive males.Irish American The race is very much being pitted the Irish American son of priveledge (Connolly) and the Irish-American son of the immigrants (Walsh). Either way, Donnelly said the Irish Americans are the minority majority and that it was of surprise to many that the top two candidates would be of Irish American backgrounds.“I think Walsh’s life resonates more with the voters. He has been knocked down a couple of times in his life, suffering from alcohol addiction and surviving cancer as a young boy. I think people will relate to him more in times when people are still struggling in the recession, more so than they would with a man who is the son of Massachussets Secretary of State and a judge,” said Donnelly.He said that both candidates were on the same side when it came to fighting for the Irish undocumented in America. “Walsh said he would do everything in his power to help the undocumented Irish – it’s very much a personal issue for him,” said Donnelly.Whatever way the voters go, Boston will have an Irish American mayor come Wednesday. Frontierland: Early photos of major US cities>Column: I saw the pain and terror ‘Whitey’ Bulger created – he was no Robin Hood>
MINISTER SIMON COVENEY kicks off a four day trade mission in the US today, with 16 meetings in three cites planned during his stay.His first stop is in New York and he will be meeting with potential investors, mulitnationals who are already investing here and a major US retail outlet. Trade in Irish food products, including beef, will be the main topic on the agenda.However, the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine said there is also a significant political agenda, with the Washington leg including meetings with the Deputy Secretary of State for Agriculture, Krysta Harden, and a number of key influencers in the US Senate on agriculture and trade issues, and key negotiators in the upcoming transatlantic trade and investment talks.Speaking ahead of his departure, the minister said that the development of a positive profile for Ireland as a centre of excellence for food and beverage production and a location for investment remains a matter of the highest priority for him.“This mission is about building the kind of key linkages, both political and commercial, that can further that agenda,” he said.As part of a visit to Ireland last week, US Secretary of State Tom Vilsack also met with Coveney for discussions on bilateral trade, beef access and the development of a sustainable Irish food industry for. “We have already had a firm indication, that subject to a positive US audit in the near future, Irish beef could be on US retail shelves later this year,” the minister said.Read: Coveney to dairy farmers: You’re (still) producing too much milk>Read: ‘No major welfare problem in horse sector’ – Coveney>
83 Comments By Sean Farrell Jun 20th 2018, 3:03 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 31,839 Views Munster pitted against Exeter, Leinster take on Wasps and Toulouse in next season’s Champions Cup Ulster will meet Simon Zebo’s Racing 92 and Scarlets while, in the Challenge Cup, Connacht have been pitted against Sale, Bordeaux and Perpignan. https://the42.ie/4080929 Share12 Tweet Email1 Short URL Source: Morgan Treacy/INPHOMUNSTER AND LEINSTER have two English trips ahead of them in the Champions Cup pool stages after the draw for the 2018/19 tournament was made in Lausanne today.Ulster, meanwhile, will provide an early chance for Simon Zebo to return to Irish shores as they were drawn into a Pool containing Racing 92, Scarlets and Leicester Tigers.Semi-finalists again last year, Munster will take on Gloucester and 2017 Premiership champions Exeter Chiefs as well as French champions Castres, who were also pool opposition for the southern province last season.Leinster will meet Wasps, Bath and Toulouse as they defend their fourth European title. Source: Billy Stickland/INPHOThe reigning Pro14 and European champions entered the draw as a Tier one seed, while Ulster were among the fourth Tier of teams after they needed a playoff win over Ospreys to take the final Pro14 berth in Europe’s top competition.Before the draw proper took place in Lausanne, a draw was made between the three league runners-up to determine who missed out on top seeding.Montpellier and Scarlets drew the long straws, leaving Exeter as a Tier two team and promoting Newcastle Falcons to the same grade. As a result, Munster were left among the third Tier of clubs and Pool 2 already looked a tough prospect before they were drawn in behind Castres and the Chiefs. Source: Gary Carr/INPHOConnacht, meanwhile, were second seeds for the Challenge Cup draw and Andy Friend’s side have been handed an extremely tough draw. Paddy Jackson’s new employers Perpignan are the lowest-ranked club in the pool, with Bordeaux and AJ MacGinty’s Sale Sharks also bound for the Sportsground.MacGinty, of course, played a key role in Connacht’s 2016 Pro12 title victory and the US international can expect a warm welcome if he makes the trip to Galway. Source: Morgan Treacy/INPHOPat Lam took Connacht to face Enisei STM in Siberia in 2015, now coach of Bristol, the Samoan will hope to avoid the epic journey the Westerners embarked on when he heads for Russia. The newly branded Bears will also meet Jono Gibbes’ La Rochelle and Zebre.This season’s Champions and Challenge Cups will kick off on the weekend of 12-14 October with rounds three and four set for the weekend of 7 and 14 December and rounds five and six on 11 and 18 January. The fixtures for these dates will be allotted in the coming weeks.Champions CupPool 1: Leinster, Wasps, Toulouse, Bath.Pool 2: Castres, Exeter Chiefs, Munster, Gloucester.Pool 3: Saracens, Glasgow Warriors, Lyon, Cardiff Blues.Pool 4: Scarlets, Racing 92, Leicester Tigers, Ulster.Pool 5: Montpellier, Newcastle Falcons, Edinburgh, Toulon.Challenge CupPool 1: Northampton Saints, Clermont Auvergne, Dragons, Timisoara Saracens.Pool 2: Pau, Ospreys, Worcester Warriors, Stade Francais.Pool 3: Sale Sharks, Connacht, Bordeaux, Perpignan.Pool 4: La Rochelle, Zebre, Bristol Bears, Enisei STM.Pool 5: Benetton, Harlequins, Agen, Grenoble.– First published 15.02, 20 JuneAnalysis: The David Pocock offside penalty that wasn’t really a penaltyUSA to visit Dublin as Ireland’s November Test schedule announced Wednesday 20 Jun 2018, 5:02 PM
Stay on target Star Wars x Adidas Ultraboost Photos Have Leaked’Star Wars Pinball’ Has Your Favorite Brand in Ball Form Most of the time how aerodynamic a spaceship is really doesn’t matter. In Star Trek, anyway, it’s often a major plot point that the Enterprise can’t make it down to a planet due to the stresses of take-off and landing. And I think we’ve all seen how tough it is for the shuttle or even booster rockets to get back to land safely. Chill in space though, without air resistance, and you can be a flying brick and still be effective. If you’ve ever seen Star Wars, though, you’ll know that just about every ship in the series is built to fly both in-atmosphere and in space. And because of that pesky air stuff, that posses some big problems. To that end, YouTuber EC Henry wanted to look at just how aerodynamic the ships from the Empire and the rebels would get on in-atmosphere. And, as you may have guessed, it isn’t pretty. [Update: the video has since been removed due to alleged violations of YouTube Policy, with Henry looking to get the content restored]Left #VidCon2018 last night with high spirits and a bright future ahead of me on #YouTube. Woke up this morning to see @TeamYouTube had terminated my channel without cause or warning. Perfect way to end the weekend.— EC Henry (@echenry1) June 24, 2018In the clip, Henry takes models of popular ships like the X-wing and TIE fighter, calculating their drag coefficients, or how much-reduced thrust the engines would need to compensate for as well as the physical strain on the airframe itself. The TIE fighter, for instance, runs at a .98 (a cube, for reference, clocks in at 1.05), meaning that only slightly more sleek than the side of a barn. The prequels’ N-1 Naboo fighter is on the other end of the spectrum with a .1, but even that is almost five times what many real-world fighter jets have. X-Wings are in the middle with a .45 and even .24 for the models found in the current trilogy. Ostensibly, the tech in Star Wars helps these stats. Anti-gravity tech would allow them to ignore the lift requirements our modern craft need to operate effectively, and shields could, hypothetically, create a more streamlined shape around which air can flow. But none of that has been confirmed or is currently part of the canon. None of this matters, directly. Fiction is fiction, after all, and will always require some level of suspended disbelief. Still, it’s a cute little way to poke at the real-world properties of hypothetical thingies.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.
Facebook Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Google+ Enzo Amore and you can’t teach that WhatsApp Dubya w00dm4n Big Cass IMO Cass will suck as a heel Streaming Is Taking Big Position in Media Landscape, Koplovitz Says Bully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On Twitter Now Playing Up Next Twitter Now Playing Up Next June 21, 2017 at 3:52 pm 3 COMMENTS Videos Articles TheCyberZon Ex-WWE Superstar Enzo Amore Says He’s ‘Retired’ From Wrestling WWE Smackdown Ratings: Viewership stays over 2 million, WWE stays No. 1 on Tuesday WWE RAW Ratings are in for June 19, 2017.This week’s episode from Evansville drew 3.10 million viewers on Monday night on the USA Network according to a report by Showbuzzdaily.com.This is up from last week’s low of 2.54 million viewers. RAW came in at No. 2, No. 3 and No. 4 for the night on cable in the key 18-49 demographic. “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta 6” on VH1 once again took the top spot on cable for Monday night.Hourly breakdowns were as follows.Hourly breakdowns of the WWE RAW RatingsHour 1: 3.075 (up from 2.769 million viewers last week)Hour 2: 3.201 (up from 2.522 million viewers)Hour 3: 3.029 (up from 2.335 million viewers)RAW, headlined by a segment revealing Big Cass as Enzo Amore’s attacker, averaged a 1.07 rating. This is up from last week’s show that averaged a 0.86 rating.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Wrestler Enzo Amore Kicked Off FlightVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:32/Current Time 0:00Loaded: 100.00%0:00Remaining Time -0:32 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list The viewership goes back to above 3 million when Roid Assner isn’t there. LOL! XDAnd the WWE idiots in charge are paying him $12 million why again? Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next WWE’s Enzo Amore Fired Following Sexual Assault Allegation Wrestleview Weekly: Predictions for tonight’s Clash of Champions event in Charlotte Pinterest Jim Bilbee WWE Wrestler Enzo Amore Kicked Off Flight WWE Draft confirmed to be taking place as a two-night event starting on October 11 June 22, 2017 at 1:47 am Videos Articles Comments are closed. June 20, 2017 at 8:15 pm
PORTLAND — A hunter has been reported missing southeast of Portland after leaving his group and failing to return.The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday that searchers are looking for Nicholas Benim near Hideaway Lake in the Mount Hood National Forest.The hunter left his group Sunday afternoon and was due back a few hours later.Sgt. Marcus Mendoza says the 34-year-old Molalla man was wearing a bright orange jacket and tan pants. He also had a backpack.
A video on YouTube shows teacher Deyshia Hargrave expelled from a Vermilion Parish school board meeting in Louisiana.The Louisiana teacher who was arrested after questioning her superintendent’s pay raise at a school board meeting called Thursday for the board president’s resignation.Deyshia Hargrave, whose removal in handcuffs sparked internet outrage, made the remarks to The Associated Press before a Thursday rally of her supporters in the city of Abbeville. People around her wore T-shirts with the words: “Stand by Deyshia.”While Hargrave said Vermilion Parish School Board President Anthony Fontana should resign, she declined to suggest any discipline for Reggie Hilts, the deputy city marshal who handcuffed her on the hallway floor after she left the meeting and marched her out of the building.“He obviously needs more training,” the middle school English teacher said.She wouldn’t say whether she plans to sue anyone, but both the American Civil Liberties Union and her teachers’ union is investigating the case.“By taking away my voice they’ve taken away — or tried to take away — my First Amendment rights to speak,” Hargrave said earlier in a video posted on the Louisiana Association of Educators’ Facebook page.“Go to your local school board meetings,” Hargrave said. “Speak out. Be vocal.”The turmoil followed the board’s 5-3 vote Monday night approving a new 3-year contract raising Puyau’s salary by roughly $30,000, to about $140,000 annually, with incentive targets that could add 3 percent a year.Video of the meeting shows that Hargrave addressed the superintendent directly after raising her hand to speak and being recognized.She questioned Puyau’s raise, given that teachers haven’t received an increase in 10 years, despite growing class sizes and other demands.Fontana then declared that her comment wasn’t “germane” to the vote on the contract, and banged his gavel in an attempt to silence her. According to school board member Kibbie Pillette, Fontana then beckoned off-camera to the officer, who interrupted Hargrave while she was speaking and ordered her out.“I’m going,” she said, making her way out. The officer followed her into the hallway, where moments later, a camera recorded her on the floor with her hands behind her back, being handcuffed and complaining that the officer had pushed her down.Asked by the AP on Thursday who’s directly to blame for the incident, Hargrave said “Anthony Fontana.”Fontana has not returned calls for an interview with the AP, but has defended his actions and that of the officer.Hilts was accused along with another officer of slamming an ailing 62-year-old man’s head onto a concrete slab in 2011. He left the city of Scott’s police force later that year, for unrelated reasons the police chief said. Scott denied using excessive force, and the man’s federal suit was settled in 2016.Now a local pastor and a resource officer at J.H. Williams Middle School in Vermilion Parish, Hilts hasn’t spoken publicly about Hargrave’s arrest.“He’s a very good guy, he’s a pastor, respectable citizen here, and is well-respected in the community,” Superintendent Jerome Puyau told the AP. “Students and teachers love him.”Puyau, who said he began receiving hate mail and threatening phone calls as the video spread on the internet, wouldn’t comment on who ordered the teacher’s removal, but said he’s not happy with how things played out.“It was not good in any way,” he said. “We are a good community. It took everybody by surprise. I’m having a hard time with this, but we care about our teachers and our support staff.”In an interview that aired Thursday morning on NBC, Hargrave said she hopes the ordeal prompts others to get more involved in education.“It’s sad that a woman has to be forcibly, violently removed from a board meeting for people to start caring,” she said in the interview.“I’m hoping for teachers, people outside of education to have a voice, show up – you don’t have to say anything, just show up.” Share
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