Mitchell Starc says Australia seniors must help Tim Paine with captaincy

first_imgMitchell Starc wants Australia’s senior bowlers to help Tim Paine carry leadership burden when the team tours the United Arab Emirates to play Pakistan in October. The two teams are scheduled to play two Tests, 5 one day internationals and one Twenty20 International.Paine was named as Australia’s captain after Steve Smith was sacked and banned for one year for his involvemen in the ball-tampering saga in South Africa in March.Vice-captain David Warner emerged as chief conspirator in the controversy that rocked Australian cricket. He was also banned for one year while batsman Cameron Bancroft, who was caught on camera rubbing a sandpaper on the ball, was handed a nine-month suspension.Starc said senior players such as himself, Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins should support Paine.”It’s obviously a younger team and there’s some changing faces,” Starc told local broadcaster Fox Sports on Monday.”I guess as someone who’s been around for a bit longer than some of the other guys, along with Josh and probably Pat as well now … (it’s time) for us to step up a little bit in those senior ranks and maybe have a little bit more of a voice along with Painey there and help him along.”Steve Smith was keen to change Australia’s playing style: Tim PainePaine led a depleted Australia team to a stinging 5-0 whitewash in a one-day international series away to England in June and promptly cast doubt on his future captaincy of the limited-overs side.Starc, who with fellow quicks Hazlewood and Cummins missed the tour with injuries, said he was on track to be fit for the UAE tour after months of rehab following a leg bone stress injury that has sidelined him since March.advertisementHe was less certain about the recovery schedules of Hazlewood and Cummins, who were both sidelined with back injuries.”They’re a little bit behind me I think,” said Starc, who slept rough on the Sydney Cricket Ground turf on Sunday night to raise money for a local charity that fights youth homelessness.”If all is going well with them they might start bowling this week … I’m a little bit ahead. Hopefully all three of us are on the plane to the UAE.”Angry Mitchell Starc breaks his silence on ball-tampering scandalThe UAE tour will precede a four-Test series against India on home soil starting in December, which will be followed by two Tests against Sri Lanka.”It’s going to be a tough tour of the UAE but obviously an important one for a young and changing team,” added Starc.”Hopefully we springboard off that and into the summer.”(With inputs from Reuters)last_img

How the Equipment Team Will Honor the Homecoming Parade Victims

first_imgIf you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! The equipment team will honor the victims of the homecoming tragedy with a small decal that will be worn on all helmets and headsets. It’s a small but neat gesture by the equipment staff, which has also honored the late Jeff Naple with a “Pitt” decal on helmets this year.The eq room decal that will be worn on all headsets & helmets to honor the victims of the parade #kneelingcowboy— Rex and The Chief (@RexandTheChief) October 28, 2015last_img

France take control of their World Cup destiny

first_imgBulgaria 0 France 1: Matuidi goal keeps Les Bleus’ World Cup bid on track Guy Atkinson 04:38 10/8/17 Blaise Matuidi Getty Images Didier Deschamps’ France side barely had to get out of second gear to edge past Bulgaria and leapfrog Sweden at the top of Group A. France took a huge step towards World Cup qualification with an uninspired 1-0 victory over Bulgaria at the Vasil Levski National Stadium in Sofia.The win sends them back to the summit of Group A and secures at the very least a play-off spot, but they go into Tuesday’s home game against Belarus knowing three points will confirm their place in Russia next year.The game’s only goal came in just the third minute as Blaise Matuidi thumped in from close range, with Antoine Griezmann and Corentin Tolisso missing chances to extend the lead. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina 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. The only downside on a comfortable evening for Didier Deschamps was the first-half withdrawal of N’Golo Kante, who picked up a hamstring strain.The defeat ends Bulgaria’s slim hopes of grabbing a play-off berth and they will be left to rue a first-half miss from Spas Delev, which would have pulled them level.@MATUIDIBlaise— Equipe de France (@equipedefrance) October 7, 2017France’s rich array of attacking talent wasted little time in stamping their authority on the game, combining in sublime style to open the scoring inside just three minutes. Lucas Digne played an incisive ball into the feet of Griezmann and the Atletico Madrid star cleverly teed up Matuidi, who powerfully slotted into the far top corner from an acute angle.The visitors nearly scored a second after 15 minutes when Kylian Mbappe demonstrated his breathtaking speed to burst past Nikolay Bodurov, forcing Plamen Iliev into a smart save.Tolisso then drilled a shot narrowly wide from distance before Griezmann flashed a half-volley agonisingly past Iliev’s post as Deschamps’ side threatened to run riot.Bulgaria had to wait until the 36th minute for their first sight of goal and only a miraculous save from Hugo Lloris denied them a leveller.The goalkeeper’s initial fumble from Todor Nedelev’s long-range shot allowed Spas Delev an unmarked header from close range, but the Tottenham star redeemed himself in spectacular fashion to acrobatically claw away the striker’s effort.Clearly content to settle for a 1-0 win, France offered nothing in the way of attacking intent in the second half.Their approach was best summed up with five minutes to go when substitute Olivier Giroud opted to run the ball into the corner instead of attempting a shot on goal from an inviting position. read morelast_img

PIRIOU Wins Order for Two Units of Its 53m FPSV

first_imgzoom After delivering the first four 53m Fast Passenger & Supply Vessels (FPSVs), PIRIOU has just won an order for 2 new units which will also be built in Vietnam.SUISSE OUTREMER AG group has just confirmed an order for two 53m units, the “KathrinT” and the “Karol W”, for delivery in May and September 2014, which will be commercially operated by ABC MARITIME AG in West Africa.With the same hull and propulsion system, each of these ships will offer the same level of performance to the different ship owners, whilst leaving the choice of certain options, such as the outfitting of lounges and the type of freight to be transported, to them.Pascal PIRIOU, CEO of the PIRIOU group declared “the order from a first rate shipowner such as ABC MARITIME AG confirms our positioning as leader of the crew boat market. The quality of our Vietnamese constructions, which meet the most stringent international standards, and series production enables us to be particularly competitive in a rapidly expanding world offshore oil market“.Piriou starts construction of a 41m FPSV Bolstered by this success, PIRIOU will be starting work on a new FPSV model, a 41m version with a capacity of 80 passengers/50 tonnes of freight. The delivery of the first unit is planned for the end of 2014. Identifiable by their straight bow, which improves performance and comfort for personnel, these designs offer a range of advantages:Improved light and loaded ship speeds with constant consumption;Significantly improved economy regime consumption;Greater passenger comfort with the possibility of modular lounge outfitting, from standard up to “business class” levelThese FPSVs have greater speed and passenger capacity than other ships of this type, offering customers a ship that stands out from its competitors. Thanks to its hydrojet propulsion system the FPSV.53m has exceptional manoeuvrability, it is also fitted with a class 2 dynamic positioning system (DP2).PIRIOU, December 3, 2013last_img

Swire Shipping Unveils EightShip Order

first_imgzoomIllustration. Source: Pxhere under CC0 Creative Commons license Singapore-based Swire Shipping has placed an order for eight new container vessels at Guangzhou Wenchong Shipyard, part of China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC).As informed, the units will be the company’s largest boxship newbuilds to date in terms of deadweight tonnage and container capacity.To be designed by Shanghai Merchant Ship Design & Research Institute (SDARI), the vessels will feature a deadweight of 30,450-33,000 tons and a container capacity of 2,350-2,750 TEUs.“Our vessels will feature a modern integrated bridge design and will be delivered with VSAT internet connectivity,” the company said.“They will have enhanced cargo capability, including two holds fitted with cell guide stoppers and strengthened tank tops to enable their use in multiple roles, as well as strengthened hatch covers to allow project cargo to be carried on deck,” Swire Shipping added.The company further said that efforts have been made to reduce the ships’ environmental footprint. The hull shape is optimized for fuel efficiency, with LED lighting to be fitted throughout.The first vessel from the batch, Changsha, is scheduled to be delivered in late 2019.Swire Shipping is the brand name for all liner shipping services operated by The China Navigation Company (CNCo). It offers offer shipping links between over 130 ports in Asia, the Pacific Islands, Australia, New Zealand, North America, Europe, the Middle East and the Indian Sub Continent.last_img

Condemning Lords Resistance Army atrocities Security Council demands surrender

Attacks by roaming bands of LRA insurgents have displaced more than 380,000 people across Central Africa, the Council said in a press statement read by Ambassador Peter Wittig of Germany, which holds the rotating presidency of the Security Council this month.“The members of the Security Council expressed their deep concern that the Council’s previous calls for the LRA to cease its attacks, halt the recruitment, abduction and use of children, and to release all women, children and non-combatants, have not been heeded.“The members of the Security Council demanded an end to all attacks on civilians by the LRA, and urged all LRA elements to surrender and disarm,” said the statement.The Council commended military operations by the Central African Republic (CAR), the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), South Sudan and Uganda against the LRA, and stressed the importance of sustained coordinated action by those governments to bring the problem to an end.The United Nations body welcomed the leadership shown by the African Union (AU) in its recent initiative in which it proposed a range of measures to lead to the implementation of a comprehensive strategy to tackle the LRA threat.The AU measures go beyond military action and have prioritized the protection of civilians and the process of demobilization, disarmament, repatriation, resettlement and reintegration.The Council welcomed the information shared by Ambassador Téte António, the Permanent Observer of the AU to the UN, on the AU proposals for a regional task force, joint operations centre and joint coordination mechanism.The press statement underlined the need for all action against the LRA to be conducted in compliance with applicable international humanitarian, human rights and refugee law and the need to protect civilians.The Council encouraged all UN offices in the LRA-affected region to further enhance information-sharing and coordination with all relevant actors and undertake more regional assessments and programming, particularly with regard to the humanitarian response and the protection of civilians.It requested the UN Office for Central Africa (UNOCA), in coordination with UN Office to the African Union (UNOAU), to engage with the AU and facilitate cooperation between the UN and the pan-African body on issues related to countering the threat. 21 July 2011The Security Council today strongly condemned the persistent attacks by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) across Central Africa, demanding that the group end its atrocities against civilians and that its members disarms and surrender.

Domtar Q1 results stung by conversion of US mill to specialty paper

Domtar Q1 results stung by conversion of U.S. mill to specialty paper grades AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press Posted Apr 25, 2013 8:26 am MDT MONTREAL – Reconfiguration of a Domtar paper mill in the U.S. to produce lighter speciality grades was the right move despite challenges at the mill that marred first-quarter results, CEO John Williams said Thursday.“We knew that there were risks to our production as we completed the largest conversion of a commodity mill to specialty paper grades,” Williams said during a conference call.“As we move up the learning curve and the mill is receiving new grades, we pave the way for better uptime for the balance of the year,” he said of the mill in Marlboro, S.C.Domtar, which reports in U.S. dollars, said Thursday that its adjusted earnings were US$33 million or 95 cents per share — down from US$61 million or $1.65 a share a year earlier.The weak results caused shares of Domtar (TSX:UFS) to fall more than nine per cent, or $7.07, to C$69.21 in afternoon trading Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange.The adjusted profit was 47 cents short of a consensus estimate of US$1.42 per share. Net income before adjustments, which is less closely watched by analysts, was also below the consensus estimate of US$1.33 per share.Domtar’s net income for the quarter was US$45 million or $1.29 per share, about 60 per cent above the year-earlier profit of US$28 million or 76 cents per share. Both quarters in each year had several unusual items.Sales for the three months ended March 31 were US$1.345 billion, which was slightly better than estimates.Conversion problems cost the forest products company US$9 million as it lost 16,000 tonnes of production.“It was substantial and disappointing,” Williams told analysts, adding that output should return to normal in coming quarters.Domtar is spending about US$30 million to convert the Marlboro mill after winning a large contract last year to supply specialty producer Appleton Papers.The change removes up to 350,000 tonnes of annual commodity paper production from the market. Demand for this paper is declining three to four per cent annually, in part due to a shift to digital communications.Meanwhile, Domtar’s outlook calls for moderate improvements in pricing for pulp and steady shipments. Paper volumes are expected to be similar to the first quarter in the near term.Domtar shipped 828,000 tons of paper in the first quarter, down from 870,000 tons a year earlier. Pulp shipments fell to 372,000 air-dried metric tons from 389,000.Paul Quinn of RBC Capital Markets agreed the results were disappointing.“While management expects North American paper demand to continue to decline, Domtar should fair better than the industry average,” he wrote in a research note.Adjusted pre-tax earnings (EBITDA) was US$170 million, down from $210 million a year ago and $20-million short of analyst forecasts.Domtar’s pulp and paper segment’s EBITDA decreased 25 per cent to US$153 million, from $203 million a year earlier.The segment was impacted by higher use of energy and chemicals, and fibre, along with lower average paper prices.The personal care business earned US$19 million on US$111 million of sales, compared with $12 million on 470 million of sales a year earlier.Domtar’s net debt was US$612 million.Meanwhile, the company said it will remain “aggressive” in repurchasing its own shares.

UN agencies in Colombia stepping up response efforts in aftermath of devastating

“[We] know the emergency area and are supporting the Colombian Government, which established a unified response centre in the municipality to coordinate national and international support,” Alejandro Guidi, the head of UN International Organization for Migration (IOM) operations in the country said in a news release today.As a member of the Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) IOM is supplying shelters, helping register victims, transporting affected population to safer locations, and supporting camp coordination and camp management (CCCM).Other UN entities in the country are also working under various ‘clusters’:The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is chairing the local coordination team of humanitarian agencies and is leading a rapid emergency assessment; the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is leading the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and education in emergencies clusters; the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is leading the food security and nutrition clusters; and the World Health Organization (WHO), working with the Colombian Ministry of Health, is leading the health cluster.Such ‘clusters’ are activated in the aftermath of a disaster and are an essential part of the humanitarian response. They help coordinate the work of numerous UN and non-UN agencies, prevent gaps and avoid duplication.However, the situation on the ground in Mocoa and other affected areas remains challenging.There is a lack of drinking water, the sewer system and the hospital network have been damaged, and the electricity supply in some municipalities of Putumayo province have been disrupted.There is also little information on the situation in rural areas and lack of funding is hampering relief efforts.According to Joel Millman, an IOM spokesperson, at its headquarters in Geneva, “private sector had stepped up strongly”, with one telecommunications company, providing the UN migration agency with communication equipment and broadband connectivity to help with its registration efforts.However, with an estimated funding gap of nearly 60 per cent, more is needed.

Fond farewell planned for Kevin Kee

Kevin KeeCelebrate Kevin Kee’s many contributions to Brock University and wish him well in his new position at a farewell celebration next week.Kee, Associate Vice-President of Research (Humanities and Social Sciences), is leaving Brock University to become Dean of Arts at the University of Ottawa.The Canada Research Chair in Digital Humanities and associate professor in the Departments of History and Digital Humanities joined Brock in 2005.Kee was instrumental in developing Brock’s Interactive Arts and Science program and its MA in history. He has also designed courses in history, new digital media and serious gaming, and done landmark research into using computing to express culture in innovative ways.While at Brock, Kee helped create the Niagara Interactive Media Generator-Generator at One; the Ontario Augmented Reality Network; and partnerships between Brock and such private-sector giants as the Bell Broadcast and New Media Fund, Ontario Media Development Corporation and the Ontario Trillium Foundation.Kee’s farewell celebration is Friday, July 17 from 3 to 5 p.m. at Alphie’s Trough.Please RSVP by July 13 to Judith Maiden: or 905-688-5550 x4315.

Garda operations in Dublin lead to seizures of drugs a handgun and

first_imgA HANDGUN AND ammunition were seized in Dublin this morning as part of investigations into organised crime in the Coolock area.A 19 year-old-man was arrested at the scene as officers searched a house in Priorswood leading to the firearms discovery. A quantity of cannabis a various drug paraphernalia were also seized.The man is currently detained at Coolock Garda Station where he can be held for a maximum of 72 hours.In a separate operation, and estimated €35,000 worth of cocaine was seized by gardaí from the National Drugs Unit in the Grangeview area of Clondalkin.A 33-year-old South African national arrested at the scene is currently detained at Clondalkin Garda Station where he can be kept for up to seven days.Read: Man due in court over €100k cocaine & cannabis haul >Read: Cocaine seized from house in Clare >last_img

Sheep and cattle farmers say they are struggling and want newlyelected MEPs

first_imgAN ASSOCIATION THAT represents cattle and sheep farmers says its members are struggling.The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association says that the current European agricultural policy has damaged the income of Ireland’s farmers.ICSA president Patrick Kent has called for a “complete re-think” of the rural development proposals in light of the Teagasc National Farm Survey estimates for 2013, which show a collapse of 22% in cattle suckler incomes and 39% in sheep incomes.“It is now evident that we need Pillar 2 funding to be substantially re-focused in favour of suckler and sheep farmers. Average farm income in 2013 stands at €9,594 for sucklers and €11,178 for sheep, compared with dairy incomes of €64,350.”The ICSA says that European funding is being diverted to dairy farms, which are already profitable.“Minister [Simon] Coveney can no longer bury his head in the sand on this. “There is no justification for using huge sums from Pillar 2 for very profitable dairy farms or large-scale tillage operations in the light of the income crisis that is highlighted again in these figures.“The Government also needs to get real and tackle the abuse of cattle and sheep farms by greedy retailers, who retain a disproportionate share of the final retail price while livestock producers are heading for bankruptcy.”Kent called on Ireland’s newly-elected MEPs to insist that EU Pillar 2 funding is channelled to the struggling sectors. Read: There are now almost 50,000 more full-time jobs than last year, many of them in agriculturelast_img

David Pedersen pleads guilty in NW killing rampage

first_imgPORTLAND — A white supremacist whose Pacific Northwest crime rampage claimed four lives in 2011 has pleaded guilty to federal charges.Court-appointed attorney Richard Wolf said Wednesday that David “Joey” Pedersen pleaded guilty to two counts of carjacking resulting in death — one for Oregon teenager Cody Myers and the other for Reginald Clark of California.Pedersen is to be sentenced at an August hearing to life in prison.He previously pleaded guilty in state court to murder in the slaying of his father and stepmother in Everett.His girlfriend, Holly Grigsby, pleaded guilty to federal charges last month and will receive a life sentence.last_img

KPD Nikiski Dive Team Locate Handgun In Kenai River

first_imgKPD Police Chief Dave Ross: “One of the items that was being searched for in the river was a handgun. A handgun consistent with what we were searching for was recovered from the river. That handgun will be going to the state crime lab for further analysis.”  According to court documents, “MASONN BYRD was interviewed and denied involvement. DWIGHT DAVIS, MASONN’S grandfather, was also interviewed. DWIGHT stated that MASONN had told him, the morning after the shooting, that he shot the two women and that he was going to throw the gun into the river. MASONN also told DWIGHT that the shooting occurred over money and that he thought he would get away with it because there were no witnesses.” Masonn Byrd was arrested on Tuesday night in connection with the shooting deaths of Lisa Rutzebeck and her mother Rachelle Armstrong that occured on Sunday morning. Byrd faces two charges of first-degree murder. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Kenai Police Department with assistance from the Nikiksi Dive Team found evidence related to the double homicide that took place over the weekend in Kenai. First responders searched the Kenai River off Bridge Access on Thursday. Byrd was arraigned in Kenai Superior Court on Wednesday.last_img

Whos the mastermind behind Tamannas entry and elimination in Bigg Boss Telugu

first_imgTwitterUsually, wild car entry in Bigg Boss happens after the actual contestants spend four to five weeks in the house. But Tamanna Simhadri’s entry happened just within two weeks after the show went on air. Her entry was a shock and surprise to many contestants, as well as the audience too. She spent just two weeks in the house and has been eliminated.As per the latest update, we have learnt that her entry into the house has been a planned one and unlike any other contestant, she being part of the show is something that has been planned by a mastermind.It is said that there have been many ‘high command’ calls to send her into the show. In other words, they can be called black mail calls too. She has targeted many contestants in the house and has received negative comments for her behaviour. Well, it was expected that she would be the one who will be eliminated from the house and it has become true, too soon.In the speech that she has given while leaving the show, she said that entering the house has been a wish and dream for her and that it has finally become true. This makes her audience doubt on what they have heard and the rumours that have been doing rounds.Now many of the audience have also expressed views that this could have been possible because she is a social activist and has a political background too.Well, all these have been speculations and could not be confirmed.last_img

Full Address President Jacob Zuma responds to Nkandla ruling

first_imgThe Court has welcomed this compliance and stated in the judgment that I also followed up with another response five months later.I then allowed another arm of the state, the National Assembly, to go through its own processes in dealing with the report.I welcome the finding of the court that it was legally permissible for me to inquire into the correctness of the aspects of the report that I may disagree with.I also welcome the clarity provided by the Constitutional Court that I should have then taken the matter on review by a court of law in the event of any queries or disagreement.This interpretation will be followed by the Executive in the future in light of this judgement. It puts an end to any other interpretations of this matter.I also respect the finding that failure to comply with the remedial action taken against me by the Public Protector is inconsistent with the Constitution of the Republic.I wish to emphasise that I never knowingly or deliberately set out to violate the Constitution, which is the supreme law of the Republic.The finding by the court that my failure to comply with the remedial action taken against me by the Public Protector is inconsistent with the Constitution and therefore invalid, flows from the fact that I initially followed a different approach.While correct in law at the time, the approach was subsequently demonstrated to be contrary to the Constitution as stated by the Constitutional Court yesterday.I had earlier adopted a different approach based on the judgment of the Western Cape High Court.This ruling was subsequently overturned on appeal, and I immediately set out to abide by the ruling of the Supreme Court on this matter.I wish to confirm in line with the findings of both the court and the Public Protector, that I did not act dishonestly or with any personal knowledge of the irregularities by the Department of Public Works with regards to the Nkandla project.The intention was not in pursuit of corrupt ends or to use state resources to unduly benefit me and my family. Hence I have agreed to pay for the identified items once a determination is made.The judgement has been very helpful.There are lessons to be learned for all of us in government which augur well for governance in the future.The Nkandla project brought sharply into focus, the problems within the government supply chain mechanisms.The gross inflation of prices in the Nkandla project is totally unacceptable and should never have been allowed, hence government is improving procurement measures to prevent any future recurrence.The Office of the Chief Procurement Officer has been established at the National Treasury for this purpose of ensuring that strict supply chain procedures are followed by government departments.Government also took a conscious decision to clean up the Department of Public Works to ensure that the flouting of supply chain procedures is eradicated and prevented.I issued a proclamation in December 2013 authorising the Special Investigating Unit to investigate the irregularities in the procurement of goods and services by government officials, their close family members or friends and contractors in Nkandla.Subsequent to this, the Department of Public Works has instituted civil claims against the implicated officials and contractors.Criminal referrals have also been submitted to the National Prosecuting Authority, while referrals have also been sent to relevant government departments for disciplinary action.The Presidency is also reviewing the policy on the security benefits of members of the National Executive, to ensure that there is clarity with regards to what members are entitled to.Fellow South Africans,I wish to reiterate that any action that has been found not to be in keeping with the Constitution happened because of a different approach and different legal advice.It all happened in good faith and there was no deliberate effort or intention to subvert the Constitution on my part.The judgement has helped me and my colleagues to reflect deeply on the entire matter. With hindsight, there are many matters that could have been handled differently, and which should never have been allowed to drag on this long, which we deeply regret.The matter has caused a lot of frustration and confusion, for which I apologise, on my behalf and on behalf of government.I urge all parties to respect the judgement and abide by it.Let us use the judgement to build and further strengthen our democracy.I thank you.Issued by The Presidency WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Read the full address below:Fellow South Africans,I address you during an important year when our country celebrates 20 years since President Nelson Mandela signed the Constitution of the Republic into law in Sharpeville, which took place on the 10th of December 1996.Our Constitution commits us, individually and collectively, to build a nation based on the democratic values of human dignity, equality and read more

Suspect arrested in connection with arson on Nicosia shop

first_imgA 21-year-old man was arrested late Monday in connection with an arson attack on a shop in Nicosia on Sunday.The front of a shop on the ground floor of a building on Simos Menandrou street was damaged in the early-morning fire, which was quickly contained.It destroyed a wooden frame, two extendable awnings and the shop’s sign.Investigations into the fire led to the arrest and a warrant was issued around 11pm on Monday night.You May LikeCriticsUnionBollywood Stars Who Are Run Successful BusinessesCriticsUnionUndoSave70.comFlights From Rowland Heights At Ridiculously Low PricesSave70.comUndoAncestryDiscover how you could name your child like a British royal.AncestryUndo Modi versus Wild: Indian PM to join Bear Grylls in wildernessUndoProperty owners price themselves out of the marketUndoBritish woman who claimed gang-rape taken to courtUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img

No certainty of keeping Unficyp after current sixmonth mandate Mavroyiannis says

first_imgThere is no guarantee that Cyprus will be able to retain the UN peacekeeping force for another six months when its mandate expires at the end of January, Greek Cypriot negotiator Andreas Mavroyiannis has said.According to CNA Mavroyiannis believes that a lot of work needs to be done in the immediate future to prove that there is a direct link between the need to retain Unficyp and efforts to reunite the country.“Many question the need to continue renewing the mandate of the UN peace-keeping force here. This is nothing new but in the recent past these doubts have intensified and it is not certain whether we will manage in the next six months to keep the UN force in Cyprus,” he said.“We have to find ways to prove the direct relation between Unficyp’s presence and the Cyprus peace effort and this calls for a hell of a lot of work in the immediate future. This is one of the reasons I have referred to ‘end of an era’ because the traditional understanding of what the status quo is no longer applies,” Mavroyiannis said.He also believes that the Cyprus issue is at a “very critical turn” and that the UN Secretary-General will probably move in the direction of properly preparing any future conference on Cyprus, which meant it might not happen “for the time being”, Mavroyiannis said.Speaking Wednesday night at an event of the BPW (Business and Professional Women) Nicosia, on recent developments and prospects, he said: “We are now facing a very critical juncture in the Cyprus problem,” and repeated a comment he made previously about the “end of an era.”Referring to the role of the Antonio Guterres’s special envoy for Cyprus, Jane Holl Lute, he said: “Ms Lute wants only one thing – to establish whether the preconditions for a result orientated process are in place, in other words, she is asking the sides involved to explain what has changed since July 2017” which could lead to a successful outcome of a new conference on Cyprus.Mavroyiannis referred to the necessary basis to continue, saying that everybody had to accept to work on the basis of Security Council parameters, to commit themselves to the acceptance of the good offices mission of the UNSG and to agree on the methodology and the negotiating manner.Reiterating that no strict timeframes must be set, he said progress in negotiations would dictate timeframes, acknowledging that a conference on Cyprus would last some days.He said the Greek Cypriot side could not go along with a Turkish Cypriot demand to define the terms of a divorce, should negotiations fail, a position the Turkish Cypriot leader put forward in Crans-Montana during talks last year that ultimately failed.“My personal assessment is that I doubt whether all this is sufficient for the UNSG to call for negotiations, at least for the time being,” he said, adding that Guterres is likely to work towards ensuring that a new conference on Cyprus is properly prepared.A new conference would have to concentrate on Guterres` framework, which is nothing more than the SG’s own assessment of what he considers to be politically feasible which would allow the peace process to move forward, Mavroyiannis saidYou May LikeLife Insurance | Sponsored LinksAffordable Life Insurance OptionsLife Insurance | Sponsored LinksUndoFlight Prices | Search AdsFlight Prices from Rowland Heights Might Surprise YouFlight Prices | Search AdsUndoGrepolis – Free Online GameThe Must-Play Empire Game of the YearGrepolis – Free Online GameUndo From space heroes to artists: women written out of historyUndoThe Deniz boat incident showed clearly the intentions of the Turkish sideUndoMorphou bishop now claims gay men have a ‘nasty smell’Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img

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N.”) yet when TIME asked her in 2015 to recall the best political advice she’s ever received, However a spokesman for protesters said he heard no such reportsThe Morton County Sheriff’s Department said law enforcement was notified at 9:30 am Sunday of roughly 200 people at the site west of State Highway 6 near St AnthonyAbout 30 private security guards hired by Dakota Access LLC left the scene when protesters arrived but three remained to inform protesters they were trespassing the sheriff’s office saidProtesters assaulted one security guard and when law enforcement arrived they witnessed protesters carrying the guard for about 100 yards the sheriff’s office saidOfficers intervened when they saw the guard being carried and removed him from the area Morton County spokeswoman Donnell Preskey said He was treated by Metro Ambulance she saidCody Hall a spokesman for the Red Warrior Camp located along Highway 1806 just north of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation where thousands of self-described “water protectors” are camping in opposition to the $38 billion four-state oil pipeline said he didn’t participate in Sunday’s action more than 20 miles away but spoke with the camp’s volunteer medics who were there“They said nothing of that sort ever happened yesterday” he said of the reported assaultPreskey who provided photos of the protest said she had not seen video or photos of the guard being carriedThe sheriff’s office said officers witnessed protesters standing and sitting on pipe damaging equipment and planting trees in the pipeline right-of-way“Security officers reported seeing numerous protesters carrying knives; they also reported one protester with a pistol in his waistband” Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier said in a statementA video of the event posted on the Red Warrior Camp’s Facebook page showed people singing and drumming in a circle with fists raised and tribal flags wavingProtesters dispersed on their own shortly after officers arrived and no arrests were made the sheriff’s office said noting the incident remains under investigation Authorities have arrested about 70 people in connection with the pipeline protests since Aug 10FIFA? ? providing commentary on events in news.

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with the arrival of Oklahoma! the quintessentially American musical by legendary duo Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II which this year celebrates its 75th anniversary Following a runaway success on Broadway where it opened March 31 1943 Oklahoma had its West End debut in April of 1947 It was the first American musical to travel to London after the war Outside the theater London was "cold and foggy"; inside however the set was Technicolor bright and the musical score bounding with energy And while the British audiences found themselves enraptured by the onstage cowboy love story a royal romance was playing out in the theater 1947 playbill for the West End run of Oklahoma Courtesy of Rodgers & Hammerstein: A Concord Music Company wwwrnhcom The play opened on April 30 1947 at the Drury Lane Theatre to 14 encores and an hour of curtain calls Tickets were in high demand; Gemze de Lappe a dancer in the original London show told the BBC: “The Oliviers came [Laurence Olivier and his second wife Vivien Leigh] and Noel Coward anyone who was anyone wanted tickets" However on opening night the guests of honor were none other than the royal family: King George VI his wife the Queen Princess Margaret and her older sister Princess Elizabeth The family reportedly loved music and singing with both princesses performing in pantomimes at Windsor Castle during the war And accompanying the family at the theater that night was a dashing foreign prince: Prince Philip the future husband of Princess Elizabeth who later became Queen Elizabeth II At the time the royal couple were not yet engaged but the princess was already smitten As third cousins they had first met as children in 1934 However it was in 1939 when Elizabeth 13 and Philip 19 met again in Devon England that the princess first fell in love according to Sir John Wheeler-Bennett King George VI’s official biographer "Their early romance was a relatively distant one given that Philip was in the Royal Navy and away a lot of the time" Christopher Warwick royal biographer and author of Her Majesty tells TIME However Oklahoma played a vital role in the early courtship of Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip In particular the song “People Will Say Were In Love” came to hold special meaning "It was a song that sung to them their song if you will" Warwick says The duet “People Will Say Were In Love” was performed in the original London production by Betty Jane Watson as Laurey and baritone crooner Howard (then Harold) Keel as Curly Keel was a particular hit in London and went on to appear in classic musical films such as Calamity Jane and Annie Get Your Gun Courtesy of Rodgers & Hammerstein: A Concord Music Company wwwrnhcom Use ONLY for this article Courtesy of Rodgers & Hammerstein: A Concord Music Company wwwrnhcom In the song Laurey and Curly discuss how to avoid the whole town thinking they are in love with one another Don’t throw bouquets at me Don’t please my folks too much Don’t laugh at my jokes too much People will say we’re in love The later writings of Marion Crawford who was nanny to the princesses Elizabeth and Margaret in the 1930s and ’40s reveal why the song would have struck a chord during the early romance between Prince Philip and Princess Elizabeth "Prince Philip was back from the war One evening he had dinner with the Princesses After that I noticed Lilibet [Princess Elizabeth] began to take more trouble with her appearance fretting over what to wear The next day Id discover shed dined with Philip" she wrote "I also noticed that she began to play her gramophone more than usual and that her favourite tune was People Will Say Were In Love from the musical Oklahoma which shed seen with Philip" Crawford wrote that when the young couple began dating Elizabeth "would often ask the band" where they were dining "to play the number for her" to dance to with Philip The significance of a song about a young couple trying and failing to conceal their feelings towards each other from the outside world wasnt lost on Crawford At the time Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip were also attempting to hide their romance from the British press In one example the 19-year-old Princess tells Crawford that a factory visit was “horrible” because the press kept shouting at her to ask where Philip was But the relationship didn’t stay secret for too much longer Just months after they saw Oklahoma together on July 9 1947 the couple got engaged They married four months later on Nov 20 The significance of the musical and the song that once "sung to them” lasted In 2013 composer Andrew Lloyd Webber held birthday celebrations for the Queen and was given access to the Queens list of favorite tunes He revealed in the British press that one of the songs was Rodgers and Hammersteins “People Will Say Were In Love” over 60 years after the couple first saw Oklahoma together read more