By Jonathan WalshRabat – Mushin Ahmed, an 81 year-old Muslim man living in Rotherham, England, was murdered by two 30 year-old men on his way to morning prayers at his local mosque, a court has heard.The local men, Dale Jones and Damien Hunt, accused the innocent man of being a “child groomer” before they repeatedly kicked, punched, and stomped on his head. Ahmed was left with brain damage, serious injuries, broken dentures, and the mens’ shoe prints pressed into his face. He was found unconscious over two hours after the attack and died in the hospital 11 days later.The incident took place at 3 A.M. on Monday, August 10 of last year. Prosecutor Andrew Robertson QC told the courts that evidence showed both men had been drinking heavily and taking drugs cocaine and diazepam before carrying out the attack.Robertson continued to describe how the murder was the second racist attack carried out by the duo that night, following an attempted assault of an Asian taxi driver.“There was an incident of blatant aggression by Jones that demonstrated his racist attitude. A taxi driver came down Doncaster Road. The driver was Asian. Jones began shouting racial slurs,” he said.The driver then left the scene before Jones and Hunt turned their attention to Ahmed.“Jones immediately accused him of being a groomer,” Robertson explained, “no doubt his word for ‘pedophile’ and no doubt an accusation made for no better reason than Mr. Ahmed being Asian.”Witness Shane Rice, who was with the men at the time of the attack, told courts Ahmed did not give the men any attention following their initial insults.“He never said one word back to him and just carried on,” Rice explained, though after persistent abuse, he did face the men and ask “What do you want?”It was then that the men hit Ahmed before continuing the attack.Despite this, both Jones and Hunt have pleaded not guilty to murder.Official statements by Ahmed’s wife describe him as “a loving, friendly man who was proud to live in England.”
CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico — To deal with a surge of migrating Central American families, the Trump administration has reassigned so many inspectors from U.S.-Mexico border crossings that truckers are waiting in line for hours and sometimes days to get shipments to the United States.Truckers have been sleeping in their vehicles to hold spots in line in Ciudad Juarez, across the border from El Paso, Texas. The city brought in portable toilets, and an engine oil company hired models in skin-tight clothing to hand out burritos and bottled water to idled drivers.“My family doesn’t recognize me at home anymore,” Jaime Monroy, a trucker who lives in Ciudad Juarez, said after sleeping overnight in his cabin with a truck full of wooden furniture. “I leave at 3 in the morning and come back at 10 at night.”The waits are a reminder that even though President Donald Trump walked back his threat to close the border, the administration has created significant impediments for truckers, travellers and shoppers with its redeployment of customs agents.Business leaders are starting to lose patience as they struggle to get products to American grocery stores, manufacturers and construction sites.“This is a systemwide issue,” said Paola Avila, chairwoman of the Border Trade Alliance, a group that advocates for cross-border commerce. All along the 2,000-mile border, wait times have increased. “There’s no point in redirecting commerce elsewhere. There’s no solution. Everyone’s feeling this.”The traffic congestion comes as a growing number of families from Central America have been arriving at the border in recent months, overwhelming the federal government.So far, the administration has reassigned 541 border inspectors to other jobs, including processing migrants, providing transportation and performing hospital watch for migrants who require medical attention. It is unknown when they will return to their regular duties.Border inspectors, who are trained to screen people and cargo for smuggling, are now serving as aides to Border Patrol agents, learning data entry for asylum-seeker paperwork and shuttling migrants to hospitals, shelters and transportation hubs.Border Patrol agents, who guard areas between ports, are also doing jobs they were not trained to do, such as medical screenings for children and families in the migrant holding camps.In El Paso, authorities have closed one bridge to truckers, directing them to two other nearby crossings. At San Diego’s only truck crossing, two of 10 lanes are closed.In Nogales, Arizona, the government on Sundays is closing a commercial facility that is crucial to cross-border trade. Up to 12,000 commercial trucks cross the border in Nogales every day, often bringing watermelons, eggplants, berries and grapes.Wait times have doubled at the Santa Teresa, New Mexico, port of entry.“What we’re seeing is a lot of companies making their drivers sleep in their trucks to keep their place in line for the next day,” said Jerry Pacheco, president of the Border Industrial Association and executive director of the International Business Accelerator.In recent years, the rural outpost has become a boomtown of warehouses and industrial parks that funnel raw materials and products back and forth across the border.“Here we are growing companies and growing jobs and everything is great. We added another industrial park with job prospects in tow and then all this happens,” Pacheco said of the latest expansion.The agency’s commissioner, Kevin McAleenan, who was named acting Homeland Security secretary on Sunday, warned of traffic delays when he announced last month in El Paso that inspectors from across the border would be reassigned. Authorities raised the possibility that as many as 2,000 inspectors could be pulled from ports of entry.A Customs and Border Protection mobile app suggested the bottlenecks may have eased by Tuesday. The wait time for truckers was estimated at three hours in San Diego, 2 1/2 hours in El Paso and two hours in Laredo. Still, truckers said wait times have lengthened considerably since authorities announced the reassignments.“This all started about two weeks ago with Trump,” said driver Arturo Menendez, 44, who first entered the line at 4 a.m. Friday with his tractor-trailer full of cardboard used in boxes for U.S.-made products like Toro lawn mowers.At 6 p.m. he was told to leave ahead of the unprecedented closure of all lanes at the Bridge of the Americas on Saturday.He tried again Monday, waiting in a line behind of hundreds of trucks passing through three security checks back at the Bridge of the Americas.Avila, who is also the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce’s vice-president for international affairs, said the delays could encourage more companies to move to Asia, hurting both American and Mexican jobs.“Now we’re discouraging overseas production,” she said. “We’re cutting out the American manufacturer or the Mexican manufacturer that employs U.S. workers.”___Associated Press writers Susan Montoya Bryan in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Astrid Galvan in Phoenix and Elliot Spagat in San Diego contributed to this report.Cedar Attanasio, The Associated Press
by Jordan Press, The Canadian Press Posted Nov 20, 2016 2:00 am MDT Last Updated Nov 21, 2016 at 7:20 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email LIMA, Peru – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and leaders from Asian and Pacific nations — so eager to cement free trade in the region — are leaving an annual summit facing an uncertain future about the movement of goods, people and services across borders.That uncertainty has been created with U.S. president-elect Donald Trump and his anti-trade rhetoric set to take over the White House, potentially leaving a leadership vacuum on the world stage.Trump’s anti-trade stance shook up the agenda of the APEC leaders’ annual meeting, forcing them to speak of the public relations war they now must wage to convince their citizens that trade has worked for them.Trudeau said trade deals needed to spread benefits to more Canadians because the beneficiaries of the pacts over the last 30 years have largely been higher-income earners, “and I think that’s wrong.”The final declaration from the 21 leaders of Asian and Pacific countries speaks of keeping borders open to trade, avoiding currency manipulation and devaluation, and ensuring that everyone benefits from economic growth because not all countries and sectors have rebounded equally from the 2008 global financial crisis.Trump has referenced each of those as issues he wants addressed in trade deals that he believes are unfair for the American economy.“This is not based on ideology or opinion, this is based on the fact that Canada has benefited extraordinarily over the almost 150 years of our existence — and well before that — from strong trading relationships with the Americans and indeed with the world,” Trudeau said, pointing to the auto sector.But the prime minister is leaving Peru without a commitment from U.S. President Barack Obama on the ongoing softwood lumber dispute — “the American lumber industry has a large say in how this is going to unfold. Indeed they have a veto over what the administration might propose,” Trudeau said.Trudeau also didn’t say whether he would lobby Trump to approve the Keystone XL pipeline, which the president-elect has spoken of fondly.All Trudeau would say about the man who dominated the agenda at the APEC leaders’ summit was an echo of what Obama has said this weekend: The realities of global economies will turn Trump away from killing trade deals like the North American Free Trade Agreement.“The level of integration and inter-dependence between the Canadian and American economies on many levels, for me is the strongest proof point that trade has been good for both of our economies and will continue,” Trudeau said.Earlier in the day, the outgoing president tried to ease concerns that the Liberal prime minister would clash with the Republican president-elect who has threatened to tear up the NAFTA unless he gets concessions from Canada.“Through Conservative governments, Liberal governments, Democratic or Republican governments, the relationship between the United States and Canada is one of the most important constants in the world and I have no doubt that will continue,” Obama said.Obama used his last international summit to calm the nerves of world leaders, and keep on track a Pacific Rim trade pact designed to act as a counterbalance to China’s growing influence in Asia in the face of Trump’s threats to cancel the deal.The Trans-Pacific Partnership would cement free trade among 12 nations encompassing nearly 40 per cent of the world’s GDP, including Australia, Canada, Mexico, Japan and the United States. The deal cannot come into force without the approval of those latter two countries.During a closed-door session Saturday with TPP members, Obama urged them not to give up on the deal.Leaders in the room voiced support for moving ahead with trade pact if the stars aligned in the coming months, and no country said it was ready to walk away from the agreement, according to international officials who were in the room, but not authorized to speak publicly about the talks.Trudeau said he wouldn’t jump to any conclusions about what Trump will do with TPP once in office, saying the Liberals are “keeping our options open.”And in one of his last face-to-face meetings with a world leader, Obama sat next to Trudeau and spoke about the work the two have done on refugees and climate change. Trump has vowed to roll back environmental funding and put in stricter immigration rules.Obama praised Trudeau and said he looked forward to the prime minister’s continued leadership on those issues in the coming years.Obama said he and Trudeau are going to try and get as much work completed on thinning the borders during the last two months of his presidency. Trudeau sounds pro-trade note at close of APEC summit amid cloudy future Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau jokes around with fellow APEC leaders as they take part in the official family photo at the APEC Summit in Lima, Peru, on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
The Brock Badgers men’s hockey team is headed to the Town of Lincoln Sunday to offer free training sessions for kids.In partnership with the Town, Brock will hold the skills and drills sessions for kids from seven to 14 on Sunday, Dec. 3 at the Fleming Memorial Arena on Serena Drive in Beamsville.“We are proud to partner with the Town of Lincoln on this hockey initiative,” said Brock men’s hockey head coach Marty Williamson. “Our players are role models for youth hockey players in the Niagara region and as part of the community, it’s great when our team can give back.”The training sessions will be held from 1 to 1:40 p.m. for kids ages seven to 10 and from 1:50 to 2:30 p.m. for youth ages 11 to 14.Each session will accommodate 30 players, and registration must be done in advance in person at the Fleming Arena or by phoning 905-563-2799 x319.
Junior forward Dakota Joshua skates with the puck against Princeton during the Buckeyes’ NCAA tournament win on March 24. Credit: Nick Hudak | For The LanternThe Ohio State men’s hockey team could not have dreamed of a worse start in its first Frozen Four game since 1998. It giving up two goals to Minnesota Duluth in the first three minutes of the game and got outshot 17-4 by its opponent in the first period.The Buckeyes seemed to tilt the momentum toward them as the game wore on and picked up their first goal with 10:33 remaining in the game. But the late push was not enough and the No. 1 Ohio State men’s hockey team fell 2-1 to No. 3 Minnesota Duluth in the semifinals of the Frozen Four, ending its season. This is the second year in a row that the Bulldogs (23-16-3) eliminated the Buckeyes (26-9-5) from the NCAA tournament.The game’s first goal came less than two minutes into the game on a cross-ice pass from Minnesota Duluth freshman defenseman Matt Anderson. He found Louie Roehl alone, and the freshman forward buried a shot past redshirt goalie Sean Romeo to take the early lead.Just 71 seconds later, Bulldog senior forward Jared Thomas beat Romeo low on a breakaway attempt made possible by a pass through the neutral zone by senior forward Karson Kuhlman. It was his 10th goal of the season.Romeo badly misplayed the puck and nearly gave up a third goal shortly after the Bulldogs’ second goal. But he was able to recover just in time to keep the puck out of the net. Romeo held strong the remainder of the game and stopped 26 shots. The Buckeyes got on the scoreboard in the third period with a power-play goal by sophomore forward Tanner Laczynski. With the help of sophomore defenseman Wyatt Ege’s broken stick, Laczynski found himself alone in the slot with the puck, and ripped it past goalie sophomore Hunter Shepard to make the score 2-1.The biggest missed opportunity for Ohio State came in the second period on a power play. Sophomore forward Ronnie Hein had a wide-open net to shoot at while Shepard was down, but Kuhlman blocked the attempt with his stick, shutting down Ohio State’s momentum on the man advantage.Shepard gave the Buckeyes fits, saving 19 of 20 shots.
Blanche Cameron, chair of Friends of Camberwell Cemetery, said that the group did not know about the war graves until the Church’s judgement came out, and was concerned that the commitment not to put further graves in the same place as existing war graves might not be kept. They have been campaigning against the plans for several years.“It’s a pretty serious aspect to come out this late in the day. The detail is not at all clear,” she said. In a blog post the linked campaign group Save Southwark Woods said: “The lack of respect for the nation’s heroes is just one of many reasons why Southwark’s burial project is not fit for purpose.” While the graves are not in a churchyard, some of the ground is consecrated, so the council had to ask the Church of England court for permission to proceed. Part of the cemetery will be re-used by the council, which is short of burial spaceCredit:David Rose Both the council and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, which advised on the plans, said that they will not bury anyone directly on top of a war grave. But the graves are currently unmarked, and locals say they are concerned that the proposals are not sufficiently respectful. A spokesman for the Commission said: “We have agreed with Southwark LBC that war graves will not be disturbed during the process and that no burials will take place above the war graves.”We only have responsibility for the war graves and these have all been identified and will not be affected by the works.”We follow a similar process at other sites where the war graves are exempt from any reuse scheme.”The other people buried in this area, who are generally poor residents who were buried in mass graves, will have burials made on top of them. The Commission’s rules say that war graves must be marked where possible. But in his judgement Philip Petchey, Chancellor for the Southwark Diocese, suggested that some of the graves could be left unmarked.He said: “It occurred to me that in the present case it might be better for all 48 graves to remain unmarked both as reflecting the position at the time of burial and also as of now not seeking to make distinctions between the remains of those buried in the same area.” It’s a pretty serious aspect to come out this late in the day. The detail is not at all clear A London council is to be allowed to bury people in land on top of war graves after a Church of England court gave it permission.The council received 660 objections to the plans, which involved clearing scrub from raised land on top of graves where 48,000 people including 48 First and Second World War soldiers are buried, and making the space available for more burials. The case, which is thought to be the first of its kind, will allow the council to bury 700 new people in the space, in Camberwell Old Cemetery, south London. Campaigners opposing the plans claim this is a “test case” which could pave the way for other space-poor boroughs to make similar provisions. The case is likely to be referred to by other Chancellors in future cases concerning reuse of land. The council said it is trying to add to the limited burial space in the borough.A spokesman said: “The burial plots created mean that local people will continue to have the option to be buried in their local communities and avoid paying for more expensive burials outside of the borough.”The council is considering all available options including reuse, which other councils have already done, but this will require public consultation.”The borough’s burial strategy, which may include opening some graves to add further bodies, will create 4,865 new plots in total.It has been legal to reuse graves in London since 2007, but it is still against the law in the rest of England. It has been legal in Scotland since March last year.The capital faces a critical shortage of burial space. Two boroughs – Hackney and Tower Hamlets – have stopped burying people in the borough altogether. Residents have to go to neighbouring boroughs. The City of London has already reused 1,500 graves in an effort to deal with the problem. Tim Morris, chief executive of the Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management, said that burial policy needed reforming to give all councils permission to reuse graves. “The law is a nonsense at the moment. We need to wipe it all aside and make provisions that prioritise the bereaved,” he said. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.
Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedGPF issues crime prevention tips for using ATM, jogging, among othersOctober 1, 2018In “Crime”Police Force’s Crime Prevention TipsAugust 2, 2019In “Crime”Police Force must intensify partnership with communities – ‘bond of mutual trust’ needed to win war on crime, says GrangerFebruary 25, 2016In “Crime” ATM SAFETY v Try to plan ATM visits during the day, rather than after dark.v Choose an ATM location that is in a busy, public place.v Be ready with your card handy but not in plain view.v Go with a friend, especially if you must use an ATM at night.v Stand directly in front of the machine to conceal your personal PIN number.v Cancel you transaction and walk away if anything seems suspicious.v Pocket your money immediately. You can count it later.v Immediately report lost or stolen ATM cards. As part of its Crime Prevention Strategy the Guyana Police Force (GPF) has released Crime Prevention tips, which the Force expects to be of aid to the general public. The Crime Prevention Tips are as follows and will be further detailed below; Signs of Suspicious Behavior, ATM Safety, Jogging Safety, Safety at Night for Students, Office Safety and Security, Public Transportation Safety, Residence Safety and Security, Vacation Safety and Security, Vehicle Safety and Security and Safety Tips for Taxi Drivers.According to the Force “crime can happen anywhere. Protect yourself, others and property by staying alert, safety conscious and informed. Trust your instincts, if something doesn’t feel right, it probably isn’t.”SIGNS OF SUSPICIOUS BEHAVIOR v Attempting to enter a residence or vehicle without proper access.v Body language that suggests being watched or chased.v Forcibly attempting to enter a locked vehicle or building.v Transactions conducted from vehicles, especially near schools or parks.v One or more persons sitting in a parked car closely scanning an area.v A person seemingly forced into a vehicle.v An individual displaying unusual mental or physical symptom.v Unusual noises, including gunshots, screaming, sounds of fighting, barking dogs or anything suggesting foul play, danger or illegal activity. PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION SAFETYv Stay alert to your surroundings.v Do not fall asleep while riding public transportation.v Try to maintain a schedule that ensures plenty of people are at your bus or car park.v Beware of pickpockets. Place wallets in front pocket and carry a purse that has a secure, strong strap. Be aware of loud commotions that may be staged distractions for pick-pocketing.v If possible, sit near the driver or operator.v If someone bothers you, say in a loud voice, “leave me alone,” and move to another area of the bus or car park. Be rude if necessary.v If you are followed when you exit, cross the street and go to the nearest well-lit populated area, yell for help or contact the police. VACATION SAFETY AND SECURITYv Do not publicize travel plans. Do not announce vacation absences in voicemail, automated email response or on social networking sites.v Make sure you secure or remove valuables in your home or room (i.e. jewelry, computers, electronic gadgets, etc.)v Before leaving, close and lock all windows, close all shades/drapes and lock and bolt the entrance door.v Ask a trusted neighbour to keep an eye on your place and pick up mail, newspapers and packages while you are away.v Leave your itinerary with a trusted neighbour or friend.v Use timers to turn on lights or a radio. Turn phone ringers down or off.v While on vacation, don’t carry large amounts of cash and keep a charged cell phone with you. SAFETY AT NIGHT FOR STUDENTSv Try to avoid working or studying alone in a building at night.v If you must work or study late, let someone you trust know where you are and when you will be alone.v Keep your room or office door closed and locked.v Close and lock the door when leaving your office or room, even if only for a few minutes.v Never prop any door open or allow others to enter with you.v Keep emergency phone numbers handy in case of intrusion, fire or other emergency.v Use campus/colleges transportation services. VEHICLE SAFETY AND SECURITYv Keep doors locked.v Park in a well-lit and well-travelled area.v Have your keys ready when approaching your vehicle and look in your backseat before entering.v Make sure your car runs well and have sufficient gas.v Keep a charged cell phone with you when driving.v Never pick up strangers and never go with a stranger.v If someone approaches your vehicle and attempts to enter, blow the horn continuously to attract attention and drive away. RESIDENCE SAFETY AND SECURITYv Always lock your door – even during short naps or when you are just down the hall.v Use the peephole (if got) and identify who is at the door before you open it. If you don’t have a peephole try to identify who is it by questioning or picking up voices.v Immediately report suspicious activity to the nearest Police Station.v Do not prop secured doors open to let non-residents follow you in.v Take time to familiarize yourself with building evacuation and fire safety plans.v Keep items such as checkbooks, wallets, cash, jewelry, etc. out of plain sight.v Do not keep large amount of cash in your house or person. SAFETY TIPS FOR TAXI DRIVERS v The most important equipment in your taxi is your Radio which connects you to the dispatcher.v Be alert and aware.v Do not flash or display your money.v Greet and maintain eye contact with the customers when picking up.v Know the city/community.v Trust your instincts.v Always keep you doors locked.v Be extra careful late at night.v Be aware of passengers who give you “vague” instructions.v Be careful of passenger seated behind you.v Keep an eye on suspicious passengers.v Never tell customers you had a good shift.v Never, ever, drive into alleys or back lanes.v Know your location at all times.v Check all emergency equipment at the start of shift.v Do not be aggressive or argumentative.v Keep calm – do not panic.v Communicate with your dispatcher. JOGGING SAFETYv Jog with a companion in familiar and public areas facing traffic.v Do not jog during dark hours.v Vary your route and pattern.v Remain alert. Don’t wear stereo earplugs or headphones.v If you think you are being followed, go to a well-lit public area, store or residence and draw attention to yourself.v Wear bright clothing.v Do not jog near bushes and structures where someone could hide.
In the 4th round of Group C in the Champions League TATRAN Presov lost to Elverum Handball 25:27. The Slovakian champions played a tied game with Norwegians champions in the first half. In 27th minute the away team took three-goal lead 16:13, mainly thanks to their right wing Tamas Ivancsik who scored 7 goals. TATRAN finally managed to reduce half time goal difference to a single goal – 16:17.In the second half the spectators in TATRAN Handball Arena could see an equal match once again. Eleverum were 20:18 in lead in 38th minute after the goal of their best player and playmaker Josef Pujol. Within next six minutes TATRAN manage to take one goal lead 22:21. In 51st minute the home team extended their close lead to 25:23 after Viacheslav Sadovyi scored. However, TATRAN did not manage the end of the game at all. They were not able to add a single goal in last ten minutes of the match despite having a power play advantage. On the other side Elverum managed to score four more goals and reach an important Champions League away win 27:25.Post-match statementsRastislav Trtik, coach of TATRAN:“I would like to congratulate to Elverum on their deserved victory. They were also luckier in the final phase of the game. Unfortunately we missed a lot of chances to score easy empty net goals. It was one of the factors which decided the game. We did not have a good day today. We did not play well. We could have won the match, but I have to admit Elverum were better today.”Radovan Pekar, left back of TATRAN:“We did not start the game well in defence. It was a big pity we did not manage to take the lead in the first half. In the second half we had a great chance to win the game leading 25:23, but we lost it because of easy mistakes we made. We should certainly have played better against the rivals that play power play with 7 players without goalkeeper. We missed our spark today. This is why our performance was worse compared to Elverum. I hope we will win away in Elverum.”Leon Vucko, line player of TATRAN:“We knew it would be a tough game. I do not know how many times we have beaten ourselves like that. We have to stop it because in the following games we desperately need to take the points. I congratulate to Elverum on their deserved win.”Jakub Hrstka, left wing of TATRAN (the best scorer of the game with 8 goals):“It was an equal game anyway. Today we could have beaten Elverum at home. We did not manage the first half time as we wanted and lost it by a single goal. In the second half we took the lead and controlled the game, when we led by two goals 10 minutes to go. Then we did not convert 100% chances and made several easy technical mistakes. Elverum used that and finally managed to win the match.”Michael Apelgren, coach of Elverum:“It was really close match of two equal teams today. It was a big win for us because we won an away game in the Champions League. In the end both teams could have won this game. We had some players who were able to do those small important things in the last few minutes of the match. We had these match winners, so I am really happy today. I am really proud of our team that we managed to win in Presov without our national team line player Overby who was injured.”Josef Pujol, centre back of Elverum:“It was a tied game that could have ended both ways. We had good tactics before the game, which we followed during the match perfectly. Even though we got into the troubles allowing some empty net goals in the 2nd half, we still believed in our tactics and in the end we managed to win.”After the 4th round of the group phase of the Champions League TATRAN Presov are the bottom of Group C with 2 points. In the 5th round Slovakian champions host Russian champions Chekhovskie Medvedi. The game is scheduled for Saturday 22 October 2016 at 16:00 CET in TATRAN Handball Arena, Presov, Slovakia.Champions League 2016/2017 – Group C – 4th RoundTATRAN Presov (SVK) – Elverum Handball (NOR) 25:27 (16:17)TATRAN: Chupryna, Brazhnyk 1 – Rabek 1, M. Sarpataky, Humenansky, Hrstka 8, D. Krok 3, Sadovyi 4, L. Urban 2, Pekar, Cip, Peskov 4, Vucko 2, Jankovic, Pales, Tsarapkin. Coach: R. Trtik.Elverum: Bakken Oeien, Nergaard – Linderud, Fredriksen Eide, Wattstrom, Borresen 4, Iváncsik 7, Mehl 4, Jansrud, Lindboe 3, Toft 1, Burud, Ekren, Poklar 4, Pujol 4. Coach: M. Apelgren.Referees: Andorka, Hucker (HUN), 7m given/goals: 4/3 – 3/2, 2´penalties: 3 – 3, Spect. 2050.Group CNaturhouse La Rioja 4 2 1 1 115:109 5Elverum Handball 4 2 1 1 104:102 5Montpellier HB 4 2 0 2 115:108 4Chekhovskie Medvedi 4 1 2 1 103:103 4HC Metalurg Skopje 4 2 0 2 85:92 4 TATRAN Presov 4 1 0 3 102:110 2Author: Richard FechPhoto: Viktor Zamborsky ← Previous Story Meshkov Brest win in Zagreb in front of 10.000 fans Next Story → Women’s EHF CL 16/17: Savehof win in Larvik – FTC take point in Skopje EHF Champions LeagueelverumHC Tatran Presov
Patrik Rombel is no more coach of Ukrainian best team Motor Zaporozhye. The successor is domestic guy Nikolay Stepanec, who will try to gain first points at VELUX EHF Champions League at home match against RK PPD Zagreb on October 14.– We are preparing for the match against Zagreb , we are trying to see what form the players are in. Psychologically we are adjusting to a difficult clash, because “Zagreb” are very strong rival. They have already three points. The match will be crucial for both teams: Zagreb will want to break away from us in the standings, but Motor will also strive to win in order to continue the fight. Our task is to be in the top six and reach the playoffs of the Champions League. We do not have much time for this.We will use the ideas that Patryk Rombel used, and maybe we’ll add something new – said Stepanec for official club’s website. ← Previous Story “WELCOME TO THE HANDBALL CITY”: David Davis is new Veszprem coach Next Story → Roland Mikler to play again in Szeged – Appelgren i(wa)s replacement? Motor ZaporozhyeNikolay Stepanec
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Fifteen Greeks have been newly or re-elected into local Victorian Councils over the weekend. Notably, all three seats in the Oakleigh Ward are filled by Greek Australians. Stephen Dimopoulos, Bill Pontikis, Theo Zographos were chosen by Oakleigh voters, with the hope the strong Greek community of the area is well looked after. Stephen Dimopoulos is now in his fourth term, and with such success it would be easy to think he would have become a little complacent. “I don’t think I ever get complacent with these things,” he told Neos Kosmos. “I was nervous until the day”. Also joining Mr Dimopoulos is Theo Zographos, who now promotes himself as the youngest elected Greek Australian. At just 23, it’s easy to see why. He told Neos Kosmos, “age is not the ultimate factor; It comes down to the merits of the individual”. “I do have many things to learn, not only in local government but generally in life,” he says. As a representative he is looking to focus on the budget and financial issues, but also has great interest in working with volunteers and community groups. Zographos also values his Greek heritage and believes more Greek Australians should enter politics. “I do think it’s extremely important to have Greek Australians in local government and in other levels of government and that we support them, regardless of where they sit on the political spectrum,” he says. Politics runs in the Klisaris family and this year Paul Klisaris of the Mount Waverly ward is joined by his daughter Jami who was elected to the Stonnington North Ward. This year set a record for the number of candidates vying for positions and shows a growing interest in local government and community matters. All of Victoria’s 78 councils held elections last weekend, and 610 positions were up for grabs. The full list of Greek Australians elected and their votes are as follows: Yarra City Council (Melba Ward), Phillip Vlahogiannis, 1289 votes Monash City Council (Mulgrave Ward), Paul Klisaris, 7208 votes Monash City Council (Oakleigh Ward), Steven Dimopoulos, 3444 votes Monash City Council (Oakleigh Ward), Bill Pontikis, 2664 votes Monash City Council (Oakleigh Ward), Theo Zographos, 1522 votes Whittlesea City Council (South West Ward) Kris Pavlidis, 4043 votes Whittlesea City Council (South East Ward) Mary Lalios, 8120 votes Moreland City Council (South Ward) Lambros Tapinos, 3826 votes Stonnington City Council (North Ward), Jami Klisaris, 971 votes Manningham City Council (Heide Ward), Jim Grivokostopoulos, 2638 votes Kingston City Council (North Ward), Steve Staikos, 7040 votes Hume City Council (Meadow Valley Ward), Helen Patsikatheodorou, 4313 votes Darebin City Council (Rucker Ward), Steven Tsitas, 3396 votes Moyne Shire Council, Jim Doukas, 2431 votes Warrnambool City Council, Peter Sycopoulis, 1815 votes
Les Amis de la Terre s’insurgent contre un projet d’usine d’huile de palmeUn groupe malaisien et une société hollandaise sont actuellement en négociations avec le conseil régional du Languedoc-Roussillon, afin de construire à Port-la-Nouvelle, dans l’Aude, la première usine d’huile de palme en France. Un projet auquel s’opposent les écologistes, et notamment l’association Les Amis de la Terre.L’Hollandais Vopack, acteur-clé du développement des agrocarburants en Europe, et le Malaisien Sime Darby, le plus grand producteur d’huile de palme du monde, sont les porteurs de ce projet qui inquiète tant les défenseurs de l’environnement, le développement de la culture d’huile de palme contribuant largement à la déforestation en Malaisie et en Indonésie notamment. Si cette usine voit le jour, elle sera la première en France à assurer à la fois l’importation, le stockage et le traitement de l’huile de palme.À lire aussiLa migration de millions de crabes rouges filmée sur l’île de ChristmasLa Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie de Narbonne assure que cette huile sera certifiée, Sime Darby étant membre de la Table ronde pour l’huile de palme durable. Mais cet argument n’est absolument pas valable pour les Amis de la Terre qui soulignent que “de nombreuses entreprises impliquées dans la déforestation sont membres de cette table ronde et ont fait pression pour affaiblir les critères”. De nouveaux critères qui permettent de”raser des forêts si celles-ci ne représentent pas un intérêt majeur pour la conservation ou utiliser dans les plantations un pesticide neurotoxique, le paraquat, interdit en Europe”, s’insurge Sylvain Angerand, spécialiste des forêts pour les Amis de la Terre cité par Romandie.com.L’huile de palme est aujourd’hui l’huile végétale la plus consommée au monde. Cette consommation pourrait atteindre en 2020 quelque 40 millions de tonnes, contre 22,5 millions de tonnes en 2010.Le 2 février 2011 à 14:02 • Emmanuel Perrin
Craig Brown is The Columbian’s editor. His column will appear in this space periodically. Contact him at 360-735-4514 or firstname.lastname@example.org One of the biggest news stories in the world this month occurred right here in Clark County.A teenage girl pushed another teenage girl off the tall footbridge at Moulton Falls as the girl was pondering whether to jump. She hit the water awkwardly and sustained five broken ribs and punctured lungs.It was a serious situation, to be sure. The girl who was pushed ended up in the hospital. The Clark County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office announced Friday it would purse reckless endangerment charges against the girl who did the pushing.But in my opinion the worldwide media reaction was way overblown to what, as a parent, I would place in the “teenagers being dumb” file.After the hubbub died down a little, I consulted Google to gauge the dimension of this story. All of the major U.S. television networks — ABC, CBS, NBC — covered it. The story was on U.S. cable news. The Washington Post reported it. All of those newslike websites ate it up. I even saw it on some sort of Hollywood insider site, though no one involved had previously been famous.And, yes, it went worldwide. The BBC had a report. The British tabloids ate it up, breathlessly reporting the girl accused of doing the pushing was seen, only days later, unrepentantly “partying” at the Clark County Fair. The story was on Australian TV, and in the New Zealand Herald. In fact, I got 594,000 hits when I did a news search for the words “Moulton Falls.”
Unai Emery has revealed that he would be open to a return to his former club Real Sociedad in the futureThe Spaniard’s future at Paris Saint-Germain appears to be increasingly uncertain with the Ligue 1 champions believed to be frustrated with his failure to deliver the Champions League to the French capital this season.Prior to becoming a coach, Emery played at Sociedad in the early stages of his playing career for six years and has been named as a possible candidate to succeed the fired Eusebio Sacristan.“I have always liked La Real, whether that is right now or in the future,” said the 46 year-old, according to Football-Espana.La Liga Betting: Match-day 4 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Despite it being very early into La Liga season, both Barcelona and Real Madrid have had unprecedented starts to their campaigns. With this in…“Real Sociedad have always had an important place in my heart; it is where I spent ten years and it is where I grew up.“I do not know if one day I will return to the club in a professional capacity but it is my intention to do so at some point in the future.“Right now at PSG we are growing from patience and through solidity, we have the ambition of getting stronger every year and translating our success in France to Europe.”Before joining PSG last summer, Emery had enjoyed a successful coaching spell in La Liga with the likes of Almeria, Valencia, Sevilla.
“If you start a marketing program and you can’t sustain it, what are you going to achieve?” she asked. “We need to reset the thinking on marketing execution. This operates in a continuum. Campaigns don’t start and stop, they’re an ongoing process that builds momentum.”There was a focus on how to capture buyers at the beginning of the purchase curve, when they’re educating themselves on products. This, said several of the speakers, is where the content development process starts. Helping to capture those leads is identifying buyer roles—or personas—and understanding how those roles influence their approach to product selection, which in turn influences the kind of content that’s used to target them. For instance, buyers that are labeled as corporate “champions” will focus on the business value of the product. “Influencers” are interested in performance, C-level executives want the bottom line ROI and the actual end-users will value customer experience the most. Marketers are also creating new positions, called content strategists, that are the point person on the content development process. They don’t create the content, but rather organize it, measure it and prioritize it according to campaign needs. How Buyers Interact with Marketing ContentA new DemandGen survey that looked at buyer behavior with marketing content presented by DemandGen Report managing editor Amanda Batista revealed that overt sales messaging is not appreciated—75 percent of respondents said to curb the sales messages and focus less on product specs and more on value and how the product relates to business objectives. “Buyers don’t want to hear that you’re the leading provider, they just want to hear about your value proposition,” she said. Fifty-one percent of respondents gave more credence to peer reviews and user-generated feedback. About one-third valued content authored by a third party or analyst and sponsored by a vendor, while only 12 percent valued co-branded content. Whitepapers (88 percent) and webinars (72 percent) are the primary avenues used by respondents to learn more about brands, and 77 percent of respondents said they’d share basic contact information to gain access to a whitepaper. The b-to-b publishing market has long been aware of how brands are becoming their own publishers, hence the explosion of marketing services over the last couple years among publishers to leverage their built-in audience, content and marketing expertise. In New York this week, a one-day conference called B2B Content2Conversion organized by the team behind DemandGen Report offered a peek at how brands are developing their own content and lead-gen operations, which simultaneously, but not explicitly, revealed how b-to-b publishers could help the process along. Morning sessions touted the basics. In the first session—”Starting From Scratch: 10 Steps to Launch a Content Marketing Strategy”—Ardath Albee, CEO of Marketing Interactions, ran the 200 or so attendees through database organization tactics, persona creation, content audits and a host of other steps to building a brand-side content marketing setup. Noting the commitment these operations require, Albee stressed it’s not about building a project that lasts for three months and then moving on to the next one. As an example, Albee added that planning a campaign for three personas (a description of a particular customer segment) with 12 planned touches throughout the year requires 36 content assets, not including the 36 to 72 emails needed to support the campaign, along with webinars, conferences and whitepapers.
Warangal: More often than not the railway stations are the transit points for children before their childhood end up in quarries or hotels or factories or domestic households. Thanks to the Tharuni, a voluntary organisation working for the empowerment of adolescent girls, women and the aged, which came up with a Child Helpdesk – 1098 at Warangal Railway Station with a noble cause to help children in need of aid and assistance. Also Read – Hyderabad: Wall collapse in Kukatpally damages four cars Advertise With Us Warangal Railway Station is the fourth in Telangana after all three major railway stations – Secunderabad, Kacheguda and Nampally – in the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad that have exclusive child helpdesks to rescue children getting lost in railway stations. In all, there are 512 railway stations in the country working on the guidelines issued by the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR). These helpdesks take children to shelter homes, where they were counselled and reunited with their families. Children who are not aware of their address will be sent to shelter homes. Also Read – Man tied up to a tree and thrashed in Nalgonda for harassing woman Advertise With Us Cases of children boarding trains from nondescript railway stations and getting lost in major stations is more, unmindful of the lurking danger. However, it’s a different scenario in railway stations like Warangal. Speaking to The Hans India, Tharuni Warangal Coordinator K Vasudha said: “Cases of children being transported to cities like Warangal for the purpose of child labour are rampant. The Child Helpdesk would address such cases. We have a team of 12 including a coordinator, counsellor, team members and volunteers.” A stall has been allotted to the Child Helpdesk in Warangal Railway Station for Tharuni to function. It’s learnt that plans are afoot to set up Child Helpdesk – 1098 in Khammam and Ramagundam shortly. Advertise With Us Warangal Urban District Collector Prashanth Jeevan Patil, who inaugurated the Child Helpdesk – 1098 at Warangal Railway Station on Thursday, said: “Emphasis should be on finding a permanent solution to prevent recurrence of children vulnerable to child labour. During Operation Muskaan it has been found that the same children are being caught again and again, this despite authorities’ best efforts to save these kids’ childhood. Against this backdrop, we need to study the socioeconomic conditions of these children, besides providing livelihood opportunities to their parents.” The orphan children, who were found in railway station, would be admitted to Urban Residential School run by the education department. A plan is on the anvil to run mini schools near brick kiln units for the convenience of children belonging to labourers, Patil said.
In this file photo taken on 27 July, 2018, Shahbaz Sharif (2R), the younger brother of ousted Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif and head of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), gestures as he speaks during an All Parties Conference in Islamabad. Photo: AFPPakistan opposition leader Shahbaz Sharif was arrested Friday for graft, officials said, the latest corruption allegation against the Sharif political dynasty that was ousted from power by ex-cricketer Imran Khan in elections this summer.Sharif, the brother of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, was arrested on charges of corruption relating to a low-cost housing scheme in Punjab province, Shahzad Saleem — the head of a regional anti-corruption body — told AFP.Saleem did not say when Shahbaz Sharif, who is the former chief minister of Punjab, is due to appear in court.Marriyum Aurangzeb, spokeswoman of the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) said the arrest was a move to “influence” upcoming by-elections on 14 October that are crucial for Khan’s coalition government.”This is nothing but political victimisation,” she told reporters in Islamabad.An anti-corruption court in July sentenced Nawaz Sharif in absentia to 10 years over properties his family allegedly owned in Britain, following revelations in the Panama Papers.He was released from prison last month after a court suspended his sentence pending an appeal.Nawaz — who was ousted from office last year by the Supreme Court following a graft investigation — was arrested on his return to Pakistan in July from London to campaign in elections, which he was barred from contesting.He claims he is being targeted by the country’s powerful security establishment.The PML-N party lost the election on 25 July to the rival Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf led by former cricket hero Imran Khan.Nawaz claims he is being targeted by the country’s powerful security establishment, and his brother Shahbaz, who led the PML-N into the 25 July election, has echoed the allegations.
From survivor’s guilt to the action girl, Doctor Who‘s cup runneth over with repetitive motifs.Each week, I’ll tackle another trope, examining its use, effectiveness, and relevance to the long-running BBC show. First up, some prolific advice from Russian playwright and short story writer Anton Chekhov.BBCCHEKHOV’S GUNMeaning: If it is not essential, don’t include it in the storyVariations: Chekhov’s Boomerang, Chekhov’s GunmanUsage in Doctor Who: To create drama by introducing concept earlier in the season/episodeChekhov famously told fellow playwright Aleksandr Semenovich Lazarev that “One must never place a loaded rifle on the stage if it isn’t going to go off.”Doctor Who revival showrunners Russell T Davies and Steven Moffat must have hung the same motivational poster of Chekhov in their offices.The part-time writers and producers made it their full-time mission to hang a pistol on the wall in the first act, then fire it in the second or third.Those seemingly innocuous 3D glasses the Tenth Doctor infamously wears in season two finale “Doomsday,” for example, are more than a wardrobe malfunction.Sure, he looks extra cute in the red-and-blue specs, but the audience is left wondering why the heck he’s fighting Daleks and Cybermen in anaglyph 3D. Only in the end do we find out the Doctor’s unconventional eyewear allows him to see “Void stuff”—a type of background radiation that clings to those who traveled through the Void, including the bad guys.The trope is subverted, meanwhile, in season four two-parter “The Sontaran Stratagem”/”The Poison Sky,” when former companion and current UNIT member Martha Jones recruits the Tenth Doctor for an investigation.Writer Helen Raynor (“Daleks in Manhattan”/”Evolution of the Daleks”) blatantly ignores Chekhov’s instruction and instead goes to some trouble pointing out Martha’s engagement ring and reluctance to use guns.“Of course—That’s how the Doctor will know when she’s replaced by an evil clone in the cliffhanger ending,” the logical audience thinks. Think again.It turns out to be neither obvious detail; instead, the Martha clone simply smells wrong.Similarly, Chekhov’s Boomerang is an item you didn’t realize wasn’t a single-shot gun and comes back into use (the Doctor’s fob watch); Chekhov’s Gunman is any character innocuously and unimportantly introduced who later proves important (Lucy Saxon).For more Whovian wonders check out our Doctor Who gift guide.
Kolkata: Bidhannagar police have arrested the three contract killers in connection with the murder of Shampa Das, a civic volunteer who was found dead inside her in-laws house at Kaikhali on Friday evening.Nazir Sahu, Hafizul Mollah and Rashid Ali Mollah were arrested from Michael Nagar area of North 24-Parganas on Tuesday. They are remanded to eight-day police custody after being produced before a Barrackpore court.The victim’s husband Suparatim Das and his mother were earlier arrested by police for their alleged involvement in the crime. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsDuring the interrogation, the husband told police that he engaged two contract killers to carry out the murder.The hired criminals went into the room, tied up the husband with a rope against a chair and hit the woman with a sharp weapon. After a preliminary investigation, police suspected that his family members might be involved in the incident.Police suspected her husband’s involvement after interrogating him as there were irregularities in his Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedstatements. During interrogation, Das told police that his wife used to torture and mount pressure on them to hand over the property. Das’s mother is the owner of the property and the house at Kaikhali, where the couple lived with their 3-year-old son.Police came to know that Das had hired the criminals by paying nearly Rs 1 lakh. Das and his mother helped the criminals to enter the house after the victim woman arrived the from her duty on Friday evening. The victim’s mother-in-law stepped out of the house with her grandson a few minutes before the incident.Police said Das hired three criminals with the help of one Roshid Ali Mollah with whom Das had come in terms a few months ago. Das had struck a deal with the two hired criminals.
A merger between AOL and Yahoo, two classic, ad-driven Internet stalwarts that have struggled to return to their early dominance, was the stuff loud-mouthed shareholders dreamed of. When the rumors of such a deal sprung up late last year, the armchair analyses ricocheted around the Web, spelling out the upsides of the merger.Last week, Verizon’s $4.4 billion takeover of AOL dashed those hopes. Tonight at a Fortune Most Powerful Women dinner in New York City, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer explained why such a deal never happened.There was some overlap on the two companies’ video strategies, she conceded. But where AOL made a big bet on programmatic advertising, Yahoo has been focused on its “MaVeNS” businesses: mobile, video, native advertising, and social. (Fun fact: Mayer’s husband, an apparent Scrabble aficionado, came up with the acronym on the morning of the earnings call in which Mayer revealed it.)“Some people on the outside saw similarities between the companies,” she said in an on-stage interview. “We didn’t.” It is more important to Mayer that Yahoo maintains its relationship and brand with its users and continues to provide services that those users value, “not simply help other sites monetize,” she said.AOL’s fastest-growing business happens to be “simply helping other sites monetize.” The company’s original content business, which includes The Huffington Post, has been a rumored divestiture candidate in the Verizon deal.“Republishing other content partners is good, but doesn’t give you a voice or differentiate you,” Mayer said. One way Yahoo has differentiated is through the acquisition of expensive talent, such as newscaster Katie Couric, who was in the audience. Mayer noted that, based on ads sold against Couric’s video content, the hire has been a profitable investment “by all means.”Would Yahoo ever do a merger similar to that of AOL, for greater distribution? Mayer dodged the question but did not rule it out. She noted that Yahoo is constantly looking for new distribution partnerships, similar to its deal with Mozilla, the web browser, and others it has struck with mobile carriers.Mayer pointed out that, despite its many challenges, Yahoo is still in fairly elite club of ad-supported Web companies. Only two other publicly traded companies – Facebook and Google – have more than 1 billion users, she said. Likewise, only Yahoo, Facebook and Google have more than $5 billion in digital ad revenue. 3 min read Problem Solvers with Jason Feifer This story originally appeared on Fortune Magazine Hear from business owners and CEOs who went through a crippling business problem and came out the other side bigger and stronger. May 19, 2015 Listen Now