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first_imgThe England of FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 have already outshone all the previous English teams that have played in the tournament but just outdoing the previous was never their target, winning is.Their previous best performance was reaching the quarter-finals in 2007 and 2011. But The Three Lions of the 2017 U-17 World Cup are bringing about a revolution.England will square-off against U-17 European Champions, Spain in the final of the U-17 World Cup on Saturday.Interestingly, their last meet was also in a final — the European U-17 Championships in May this year — Spain emerged champions, 4-1 on penalties then.???????????The #FIFAU17WC has been a memorable tournament. Re-live some of the best moments of India 2017 so far!??https://t.co/PHpcc20Kua pic.twitter.com/5WoZFRgOeW- #FIFAU17WC ????????? (@FIFAcom) October 27, 2017England have never won the U-17 World Cup but neither have Spain. Either way, history is surely beckoning.”I think in the Euros we were fantastic. It was these boys’ first ever official tournament. We played well and got so close. The performance was everything to be proud of. But that’s gone now; we will not be looking back. All we are looking at is the future, tomorrow is obviously a big stage. The only thing we are focused now is tomorrow’s final,” England coach Steve Cooper said at the pre-match press conference in Kolkata.Cooper and his boys know their opponents very well and are well aware of what they will be facing in the final.AP Photo”Spain are fitting World Cup finalists. They are an amazing team overall, we respect them,” he said.advertisementA sense of familiarity will help them, says the coach, “We know where their strength lies as well as the areas we can exploit. Because of that we will be going into the game confident.”One day until the #FIFAU17WC final! ??? pic.twitter.com/NuI5SYQVTS- England (@England) October 27, 2017Despite speaking of their confidence, Cooper was quick to waive off any assumptions of England going in as favourites tomorrow.”We will never call ourselves as favourites, particularly in a game like tomorrow. We have to be respectful of our opponents. It’s flattering that people consider us as favourites for the World Cup final. But we will never consider that. We have already lost the Euro finals against Spain so how can we be favourites tomorrow?”England will regain their support in Kolkata after a small hiccup in the semi-finals, where the entire city was cheering for their opponents, Brazil.”It is a magnificent stadium, we have had a great experience so far and we have got the results in our favour which makes it even better. To think that we are playing a World Cup final here is something to get excited about,” he said.last_img read more

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first_imgThe Prince of Wales and The Duke of Cambridge last week called on the highest levels of government to form a global partnership to stop the illegal trade in wildlife – a trade that presents a grave threat not only to our natural world, but also to our global security.The conference took place in the St James’s Palace State Apartments, London.The conference featured speeches from The Prince of Wales and The Duke of Cambridge, a short film highlighting WildAid’s work with Yao Ming to end the demand for ivory in China, and remarks on effective demand reduction through communication by WildAid’s Executive Director, Peter Knights. The audience consisted of more than 160 NGOs and government representatives from Africa, Asia, Europe, and North America that play a role in the illegal trade: those that are a source of the wildlife and related products; those where the contraband crosses their national borders; and those whose citizens fuel the demand for the illegal products.“We face one of the most serious threats to wildlife ever, and we must treat it as a battle, because it is precisely that,” remarked HRH The Prince of Wales. “It is clearly vital to tackle the demand for such products amongst consumers by recruiting the help of every form of media to communicate more widely and effectively its disastrous consequences.”“As a father and a soon-to-be grandfather, I find it inconceivable that our children and grandchildren could live in a world bereft of these animals,” he added. “Humanity is less than humanity without the rest of creation. Their destruction will diminish us all.”In recent months, the killing of elephants and rhinos has reached epidemic levels with losses threatening certain populations of African elephant with extinction for the first time within a decade. Both the black and white rhino are also under unprecedented attack for their horn on a scale previously unseen. According to conference organizers, “experts are finding increasing evidence that the illegal activity is being driven by international organized criminal networks and, in some cases, terrorist and rebel militia groups. It seems no country with valuable wildlife populations is immune from the activity, which not only robs citizens of natural resources, but also contributes to global instability.”“The poaching and trafficking crises invariably coincide with rapid economic growth in consuming markets,” said WildAid’s Knights. “We can only solve these crises in consuming nations as we did until 2008, with stronger laws in consuming countries and consumer awareness that reduced demand. When the buying stops, the killing can too.”WildAid was honored to stand with The Prince of Wales and the British Government to put what has become a battle against wildlife trafficking at the top of the global agenda. The meeting focused on promoting international efforts to:· reduce demand for endangered wildlife and related products in markets around the world;· increase capacity for global law enforcement against the organized syndicates engaged in this activity; · assist rural communities to find long-term, viable alternatives to the trade.Convened by The Prince’s International Sustainability Unit (ISU) and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), it is hoped that this conference will be the first stage in a process which will result in key countries signing a “Declaration” at a meeting in Autumn 2013 to commit at the highest levels to end the illegal trade in wildlife.Source:WildAidlast_img read more

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first_imgShooting at Chabad of Poway latest Updated: 8:06 AM Vashti Moore Vashti Moore, April 28, 2019center_img Posted: April 28, 2019 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News, Trending FacebookTwitter 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI)- Elizabeth Alvarez is live this morning at Chabad of Poway with the latest information on the shooting that took place yesterday afternoon. last_img read more

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first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR House leaders are expected to introduce a $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill today, just days ahead of the federal government’s Friday funding deadline, after negotiations over a number of spending and policy issues could not be completed Monday. With little time left to clear the fiscal 2018 spending package through both chambers, lawmakers may be forced to move a two- to three-day continuing resolution to keep the government open, reported CQ. Following a GOP Conference meeting Monday evening, House Appropriations Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-N.J.) said he didn’t believe Congress would need another stopgap to extend current funding past Friday’s deadline.last_img

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first_imgKolkata: The first bonded, cross-border, land-air transshipment from Bangladesh departed from Kolkata Airport since EFL (Expo-Freight Limited) introduced a tailor-made logistics solution to handle such cargo transshipment between the two neighbouring countries.The EFL offices in Bangladesh and India worked jointly in handling the cargo of apparel. Bangladeshi trucks carrying cargo weighing 4.1 tonne transferred the goods to Indian trucks at the Benapole (Dhaka) — Petrapole (India) border. From there, via GPS enabled trucks, the cargo moved to the Kolkata airport. Finally, it was air freighted to reach the terminal destination in Europe within the specified time window. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeKolkata turned out to be a strategic and useful transshipment doorway to Bangladesh for inbound and outbound air transportation, through this trial initiative. “We are proud to enrich our ties with Bangladesh through this movement and alternative solutions of this nature will enable us to enhance efficiencies of our logistics operations to promote international trade,” said S Senthilnathan, CEO, EFL Group. EFL is considering this breakthrough to be instrumental in positively impacting business growth beyond borders.last_img read more

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