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ICC is Indian Cricket Council: Bangladesh fans cry foul over Liton Das’s dismissal

first_imgBangladesh fans were not impressed with the umpiring decision that led to centurion Liton Das’s dismissal during the Asia Cup 2018 final at the Dubai International Stadium on Friday.Liton, who was batting on 121 off 116 balls, was given out stumped of the bowling off Kuldeep Yadav after a close decision. Liton’s dismissal left Bangladesh reeling at 188/6 from 41 overs. After Liton’s wicket, Bangladesh struggled to put on runs and folded for 222 from 48.4 overs.Kuldeep bowled a wrong ‘un around off and Das didn’t pick it and came forward to block. He was beaten past the outside edge and his back leg dragged out of the crease. Dhoni whipped the bails off in a jiffy and it was referred upstairs. The TV umpire took several looks at it from different angles. The foot seemed to be behind the line from one angle but from the stump cam it looked like the foot was on the line.Asia Cup 2018, India vs Bangladesh: Report | Highlights | PhotosBut, it was signaled out eventually. In close calls, the benefit of doubt usually goes to the batsman but it seems in this case, the third umpire had made up his mind.That didn’t go down well with the Bangladeshi fans and they expressed their anger on Twitter.Also read – Asia Cup 2018: Hope Bangladesh won a lot of hearts, says Mashrafe Mortaza@ICC Liton Das not out pic.twitter.com/JpKmF9EvpjAbdullah Al Masud (@benjaminebeelz1) September 28, 2018He is The Third umpire of Today’s match. his decision not good.hi is dalal of india. Bangladesh player Liton das out is not right.shame icc shame third umpire. pic.twitter.com/CoFotbxIfradvertisementsuman chandra debnath (@sumanchandrade5) September 28, 2018When way play with india its never by the rules. Out of liton das. Dear @ICC do you always have to play from behind the scenes for #India #INDvBANM Abdul Qaium (@MQaium) September 28, 2018Dear ICC/ACC, stop sucking India in the public. Have some privacy. Liton Das was not out.#INDvBAN #ICCTahsin Morshed Khan (TMK) (@TahsinMKhan) September 28, 2018Have a Look out of Liton Das ….ICC is a cropped…India is a involved bad jobs… Very sad.???? pic.twitter.com/oS69fqYrDTSB SAMIR (@sbaruasamir) September 28, 2018#IndvBan #India #ICC #AsiaCup2018Another baised decision given out of Liton Das . Bangladesh should boycott the match. fucking ICC. The Indian Cricket council. Motherfucker …..Mehedi Hasan Farazi (@MH_Farazi) September 28, 2018ICC = BCCI ??We can see clearly from this angle Liton Das, the man who was playing after scoring centuary his foot was behind the line but the umpire gave him out cauze he knows if he don’t gave him out this match may be his last match as umpiring. #INDvBAN #AsiaCup2018FinalTanib Imtiaz (@tanibimtiaz) September 28, 2018This is absolutely shameless umpiring to got out Liton Das@ Shame on u ICC @ ICC now become Indian Cricket Council….Shamsul Arifin (@Shamsul41312761) September 28, 2018#INDvBAN..can ICC explane why liton das out.?i know the answer cuz ICC from india…shame ..shame.. shame..indiaasif ali biswas (@asifalibiswas) September 28, 2018″Liton Das not out tha”- Bangladeshis for next five yearsSwagshank (@zZoker) September 28, 2018Liton Das was clearly not outConspiracy against BangladeshBCCI = ICCREST IN PIECE CRICKET#INDvBAN #AsiaCupfinal pic.twitter.com/E9FAU9YOw6Neshu (@connect2ns) September 28, 2018The rage only got deeper after Bangladesh lost the match by three wickets in another last ball finish in Dubai.Also read – 23-year-old Liton Das smashes historic hundred vs IndiaThis is not the first time that an incident has led to animosity between Indian and Bangladeshi fans. During the 2015 World Cup as well, Rohit Sharma was out but the ball was called a ‘no-ball’ for being over the waist. Rohit went onto score a match-winning century as India knocked Bangladesh out in the quarter-finals in Melbourne.Also read – Asia Cup: A team like this always makes the captain look good, says Rohit SharmaBangladesh’s fans didn’t take that in good spirit and blamed the Indians for buying off umpires and expressed their frustration as well.Since then, there has always been a sense of anger among the Bangladeshi fans for the Indians and it gave rise to a strong rivalry between the two sides.last_img read more

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Toronto changes formation for MLS Cup

first_imgMLS MLS Cup team news: Toronto FC changes formation for Seattle Sounders rematch Thomas Floyd @thomasfloyd10 Last updated 1 year ago 04:38 12/10/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Joevin Jones Seattle Sounders Steven Bisig MLS Toronto v Seattle Sounders Toronto Seattle Sounders Greg Vanney has opted for a 4-4-2 formation against a Seattle side that has benched left back Nouhou Tolo TORONTO — Toronto FC has shifted from its customary 3-5-2 formation to a 4-4-2 for the MLS Cup final against the Seattle Sounders.Defender Eriq Zavaleta, who started 27 regular season matches and three of Toronto’s four previous playoff games, is the odd man out, making room for Marco Delgado to return to the lineup after coming off the bench in the Eastern Conference final second leg against the Columbus Crew.The Sounders, meanwhile, have benched left back Nouhou Tolo, who had started all four of Seattle’s playoff contests. Center back Roman Torres is back in the lineup after being suspended for the Western Conference final second leg versus the Houston Dynamo, with Gustav Svensson moving from central defense to midfield. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Having started as a left winger throughout the postseason, Joevin Jones returns to the left back position he played for most of the regular season.Toronto FC XI gfxToronto XI: Bono; Beitashour, Moor, Mavinga, Morrow; Osorio, Bradley, Delgado; Vazquez; Giovinco, AltidoreSubs: Irwin, Hagglund, Zavaleta, Hasler, Cheyrou, Cooper, RickettsSounders XI gfxSeattle XI: Frei; Leerdam, Torres, Marshall, Jones; Roldan, Svensson; Lodeiro, Dempsey, Rodriguez; BruinSubs: Miller, Alfaro, Nouhou, Delem, Shipp, Neagle, Morrislast_img read more

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India plans for Test series disrupted as Shikhar Dhawan gets second duck

first_imgIndia cricket team Ashwin is likely to be partnered by the left-arm wrist-spinner Kuldeep Yadav, who conceded 24 from his sole four-over spell in this match.Despite being kept in the field for 94 overs by an Essex side who eventually declared their first innings on 359 for eight, India sent down only 11 wicketless overs of spin. Ravindra Jadeja, who bowled two, appears the most likely spinner to miss out at Edgbaston.India also have a difficult call over their seamers, with Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav fighting for two places.Umesh was his team’s best bowler by some distance in this match, taking four for 35 from 18 overs. Yet Ishant and Shami are still considered favourites to make India’s XI at Edgbaston ahead of a bowler who has not played a Test outside the subcontinent in two years. … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. England v India 2018 Reuse this content Essex Since you’re here… Share on LinkedIn news Share on Messenger Topics Read more Share on WhatsAppcenter_img India’s plans for next week’s first Test against England have been disrupted by concerns over the form of Shikhar Dhawan after the opener was dismissed for a second duck in this warm-up match against Essex. Dhawan was expected to partner Murali Vijay at the top of the order for the start of the five-Test series at Edgbaston before he returned a pair in this drawn three-day encounter in Chelmsford. The Spin: sign up and get our weekly cricket email. Support The Guardian His place is now under threat after facing only four deliveries in preparation for the challenge of taking on Jimmy Anderson and Stuart Broad with the new ball in Birmingham. Dhawan is likely to be replaced at the top of the order by KL Rahul, who was expected to bat at No 3 in the first Test.That means a possible reprieve for Cheteshwar Pujara, who was expected to be dropped following a poor run of form that has seen him average only 14.33 in six County Championship matches for Yorkshire this summer. Pujara hardly made a compelling case for his inclusion in Chelmsford, scoring 23 on the final day after making one in the first innings.It leaves India with a selection headache at the top of their order. Yet they will have an equally tough decision over their bowling attack. In terms of spinners, Ravichandran Ashwin is assured of his place after overcoming the minor finger injury he sustained batting in the nets on Thursday. After sitting on the sidelines for the first two days, the off-spinner got through five overs on the final morning without any apparent trouble. Jason Gillespie Share via Email Share on Pinterest Share on Twitter Public must be told true reasons for Adil Rashid’s differences with Yorkshire Cricket Share on Facebooklast_img read more

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a month agoNapoli coach Ancelotti: We beat Liverpool with the long ball!

first_imgNapoli coach Ancelotti: We beat Liverpool with the long ball!by Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveNapoli coach Carlo Ancelotti was delighted with his players for victory over Champions League opponents Liverpool.Dries Mertens converted a penalty and Fernando Llorente made the most of a Virgil van Dijk error at the Stadio San Paolo for a 2-0 result.“It’s always tough against Liverpool, from the first minute to the last. We had to sacrifice ourselves, but without losing our identity,” Ancelotti told Sky Sport Italia.“We tried a bit too hard to play it out from the back and lost some dangerous balls, while they were aggressive in their pressing.“The game was always in the balance, but I particularly appreciated the way we defended with the basics when it was still 0-0 and that’s what allowed us to have those late chances.“I want to see a team that believes in itself and its quality. I really liked the way we played when we weren’t in control. Llorente helped out, the players were tired and the first goal was from a long ball – which isn’t our usual approach, but it’s not an insult to do that sometimes. This team must know how to do everything.“We brought in important players who improve the quality level of the squad and have different characteristics to what we had before. I have to keep them motivated and that’s not easy, especially when UEFA still have this rule forcing you to keep a short bench and it’s painful sending players to the stands.”He added: “We felt confident on the second goal, it was near the end and we were a goal up. You can press high at times, not at others, it’s about maintaining your identity and also being able to do everything. I liked our quality, but also how we played ‘ugly’ when we needed to.“I asked Giovanni Di Lorenzo how many Champions League games he’d played before and he said none. Oh well, it wasn’t bad! The same goes for Alex Meret, that was his debut, as well.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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11 days agoGreen says Hudson-Odoi can match Hazard Chelsea success

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Green says Hudson-Odoi can match Hazard Chelsea successby Paul Vegas11 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveRob Green says Callum Hudson-Odoi can match Eden Hazard’s success at Chelsea.Green played alongside the 18-year-old at Chelsea last season, and saw the youngster left out on a regular basis by Maurizio Sarri.Green told BBC Sport when asked if Hudson-Odoi can match Hazard’s legacy at Chelsea: “He’s got the potential, he’s got to work on his power, once he’s got the ball he needs to stay on the ball, just the strength around his pace.“I think when he grows up and matures, that’s when you’ll see it.“He’s got such a long time in the game now, he’s not the same player as Eden Hazard, but there’s no reason when he cannot do what Hazard did at Chelsea in the last seven or eight years.” last_img read more

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Oppo F11 Pro to launch today: Price, specifications, cameras and all you need to know

first_imgOppo F11 Pro to launch today: Price, specifications, cameras and all you need to knowThe Oppo F11 Pro is rumoured to follow Vivo’s footsteps by finally bringing in a pop-up front camera. It is also speculated to sport a 48-megapixel rear camera.advertisement Amritanshu Mukherjee MumbaiMarch 5, 2019UPDATED: March 5, 2019 20:17 IST HIGHLIGHTSThe Oppo F11 Pro is finally set to ditch the notch and move to a fullscreen display design.Oppo is also offering a massive 4000mAh battery and is coupling it with their VOOC 3.0 fast charging system.It is rumoured that the F11 Pro will come with a MediaTek Helio P70 chipset.Oppo has been playing quite aggressive in the market for a long while. Their last offering — the Oppo K1, offered an in-screen fingerprint sensor for the first time under Rs 20,000. Now, the company is set to reaffirm its presence in the sub-Rs 30,000 segment with a new premium smartphone. The company has already teased the F11 Pro enough to give us a fair idea of what we can expect once Oppo makes it official later in the day.The Oppo F11 Pro is finally set to ditch the notch and move to a fullscreen display design. Oppo achieves that by adopting a mechanical pop-up camera similar to the one found on the recently launched Vivo V15 Pro. As with the Vivo phones, the pop-up mechanism will only sport the front camera — no LED flash or fancy 3D face unlock systemHowever, the front camera isn’t the only area where Oppo is paying attention. The F11 Pro will also come with a 48-megapixel rear camera along with a secondary 5-megapixel camera. Oppo is claiming superior portrait mode photos with rear camera setup. So far, it’s not known whether Oppo will use the Samsung sensor or the Sony IMX586 sensor of the primary 48-megapixel sensor.Oppo is also offering a massive 4000mAh battery and is coupling it with their VOOC 3.0 fast charging system. Oppo claims that the VOOC 3.0 fast charging is almost 20 per cent faster than the first generation VOOC charging. The phone will also sport a rear-mounted fingerprint sensorIt is rumoured that the F11 Pro will come with a MediaTek Helio P70 chipset. Oppo has already teased that the F11 Pro will come for sure with 6GB RAM and 64GB of storage. It is expected that Oppo will offer the handset with ColorOS 6.0, which is expected to be based on Android 9 Pie. The new version of ColorOS is also expected to be more optimised with smarter AI algorithms.advertisementThe Oppo F11 Pro will be available in two gradient colour variants — Thunder Black and Aurora Green. Rumours suggest that the Oppo F11 Pro could be priced around Rs 25,000, thus making it a cheaper alternative to the Vivo V15 Pro.Disclaimer: The reporter’s travel and stay for Oppo F11 Pro launch event in Mumbai have been arranged by Oppo India.ALSO READ | Realme 3 with Helio P70, ColorOS 6, dewdrop display launched starting at Rs 8,999ALSO READ | Realme 3 quick review: Gradient design and power-packed features under Rs 10,000ALSO READ | Realme 3 vs Redmi Note 7: How these under Rs 10,000 phones compareGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySneha Saha Tags :Follow OppoFollow androidlast_img read more

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Eat Fresh, Eat Local, Eat In Season

first_img The Best New Men’s Grooming Brands You Need to Know About Editors’ Recommendations In an era where seasonal cooking and farmer’s market ingredients have become the new normal, we’re always looking for expert advice on how to fully utilize each season’s magnificent bounty. So when we caught wind of IN SEASON: More Than 150 Fresh and Simple Recipes from New York Magazine Inspired by Farmers’ Market Ingredients, we immediately needed to see what was cooking. The first cookbook from New York magazine food editors Rob Patronite and Robin Raisfeld, IN SEASON features recipes from the country’s finest chefs and restaurants that utilize each season’s freshest ingredients.Remember the time you wanted to buy those satsuma mandarins or black radishes at your local farmer’s market but had no idea how to cook them? Inspired by their “In Season” column in New York magazine, Patronite and Raisfeld provide fresh and simple recipes for a vast array of ingredients, contributed by venerated chefs like Michael Anthony, Mario Batali and David Chang. Organized by season with vivid photographs, each recipe is adapted for everyday at-home cooking so you can enjoy the flavors of each season, even if your daily kitchen time is limited. No matter if you live in a place where the market lacks winter color: recipes like Sando Fioriti’s Spaghettini al Limone and Joaquin Baca’s Chicken, Sausage and Crawfish Stew are sure to brighten your dinner table.IN SEASON is available for purchase at Amazon.com. Is Classic French Technique Still Relevant In Today’s Culinary World? How to Make a Rye Whiskey Smash How to Make a Cuban Sandwich, According to Chefs How to Make a Whiskey Sourlast_img read more

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Philippines UN dispatches experts after ferry carrying toxic cargo capsizes

The “Princess of the Stars” ferry boat capsized on 21 June about three kilometres from the shore of Sibuyan Island in the central Philippines, as Typhoon Fengshen was moving through the area.Only 56 of the 849 passengers on the ferry, bound for Cebu Island, survived. The rest remain unaccounted for and are believed to be trapped inside the ferry.Efforts to recover the bodies were suspended following the discovery of a cargo of large quantities of highly toxic pesticides, in addition to an estimated 100,000 litres of fuel.“If not handled properly, this could be a disaster upon a disaster,” said Vladimir Sakharov, Chief of the Joint UNEP/OCHA Environment Unit (JEU) – a collaborative effort between the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) that mobilizes and coordinates international response to environmental emergencies.“Leakage of the ferry’s toxic cargo would cause major ecological damage and thereby have a terrible impact on the livelihoods of people living in the region,” he warned.Officials are particularly concerned about the chemicals endosulfan, carbofuran and methamidophos. Unknown quantities of other highly toxic pesticides – namely antracol, tamaron, nicolsamide and carbamate – have been reported to be among the cargo.The joint team, comprising a marine chemist, an eco-toxicologist and a civil protection expert, is expected to spend one week in the Philippines to assess the situation, including determining the priority needs, and report on its findings.The mission is a joint initiative of the European Commission’s Monitoring and Information Centre (MIC) and the JEU, integrated into the Emergency Services Branch of OCHA. 10 July 2008A team consisting of experts from the United Nations and the European Union is being sent today to the Philippines to assess the situation of a capsized ferry containing large quantities of highly toxic chemicals. read more

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America stands with you John McCain tells Ukraine protesters

first_imgYanukovych supporters wave flags during a rally today. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits) THE EUROPEAN UNION has suspended historic partnership talks with Ukraine today as 200,000 protesters massed in the heart of Kiev demanding that the government recommit itself to the West.The ex-Soviet nation of 46 million has been at the heart of a furious diplomatic tug of war since President Viktor Yanukovych’s shock decision last month to ditch a landmark EU association agreement and seek closer ties with old master Russia.EU Enlargement Commissioner Stefan Fuele announced in a surprise tweet that the 28-nation bloc was halting all negotiations until it received “a clear commitment” from Yanukovych that Ukraine was serious about the deal.“Ukraine: Words and deeds of President and government regarding #AssocAgreement further and further apart,” said Fuele.Pro EU protesters in Independence Square (AP Photo/Sergei Grits) Yanukovych is due in Moscow on Tuesday for talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin that protesters occupying central Kiev’s iconic Independence Square fear could result in an even firmer alliance between the two neighbours.Demonstrators have planned another huge rally to coincide with Yanukovych’s meeting with Putin on Tuesday evening. They were warmly reassured of continued US backing today by Republican Senator John McCain — one of Washington’s staunchest critics of Kremlin rule.John McCain arrives at the pro-EU rally in Independence Square in Kiev (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky) “To all Ukraine, America stands with you,” McCain called out to a cheering sea of people who chanted “Thank you!” in English in return.Work on holdProtesters were eagerly awaiting McCain’s appearance amid freezing weather this afternoon when news spread that EU enlargement chief Fuele had said Brussels was halting talks with Kiev after an inconclusive meeting on Friday.EU officials told Ukraine that further discussions required a “clear commitment (to) sign (but) Work on hold, had no answer,” said Fuele. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky) A Ukrainian government spokesman quickly responded that Kiev remained serious about the negotiations and did not treat Fuele’s tweet as the formal position of the bloc.Prime Minister Mykola Azarov has requested a €20 billion loan from the European Union before it signs the closer trade and political association deal.Ukraine says the money would compensate for the losses it would suffer from the trade sanctions threatened by Russia — which has promised cheaper natural gas shipments should Kiev join a customs union championed by Putin instead.A cross in memory of victims of Stalin’s regime is seen over the pro-EU activists in Kiev today (AP Photo/Alexander Zemilanichenko) EU officials have rejected the loan request and argued that Ukraine stood to benefit over the long term from the removal of EU trade barriers.Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt — a strong proponent of Ukraine’s integration who has paid repeated visits to Kiev — said on Sunday that the original terms of the EU deal stood.Barricades made of snow, tyres, wood and fire protect the pro-EU rally from riot police. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky) “The door is wide open for Ukraine to sign association and free trade agreement with EU,” Bildt tweeted. “It’s ready. Any time.”- © AFP, 2013Read: Ukraine suspends mayor after brutal police crackdown on protesters >Explainer: What exactly is going on in Ukraine? > Read: Demonstrators topple Lenin statue in giant Ukraine protest >last_img read more

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The bond between Greece and Australia will never break

first_imgFollowing this year’s Anzac Centenary celebrations, the Organisation of Hellene and Hellene-Cypriot Women of Australia, SA (OEEGASA) gathered last Sunday afternoon 30 April behind the northern boundary of Government House to attend the unveiling of the first ever static WW1 Australian Army Nursing Service (AANS) Memorial, honouring the 130 Anzac nurses who treated and cared for thousands of wounded Australian soldiers, 102 years ago, during the Gallipoli Campaign.“Today is a special recognition of the Australian nurses who served in WW1 on the island of Lemnos and other parts of the Western Front and particularly the Gallipoli nurses, who saved so many of the casualties and were never recognised for any of the work they did at the time,” says Secretary of OEEGASA, Petula Columbus in an interview with Neos Kosmos. This is the first time that a memorial has been erected in SA to honour these brave and skilled nurses who voluntarily left Australia determined to work on battlefronts that were often very badly equipped, had very little resources and, for many of the dying soldiers, they were the last connection with home. “These brave young women left the security of their homes and endured unspeakable hardships during the Gallipoli campaign. It is finally such a blessing that we managed to bring their efforts to light, in the absence of any recognition of their services to Australia until now,” says Columbus, who together with the rest of the OEEGASA members and the South Australian Government worked tirelessly on this project for two and a half years. “This is a wonderful initiative and I would like to praise you for the commitment you have made to this beautiful monument to acknowledge the sacrifices of the nurses in the war,” said His Excellency the Honourable Governor of South Australia Hieu Van Le, AC who, following the laying of remembrance wreaths, hosted a reception for his distinguished guests at Government House SA together with his wife Lan Le. Governor Hieu Van Le with President of OEEGASA, Helen Haltis and Bishop Nikandros.Amongst the dignitaries that attended the event was also His Grace Bishop Nikandros of Dorilaion; General Consul of Greece in Adelaide, Andreas-Konstantinos Gouras; President of the Inter-Communities Council of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of SA, Con Dalas; President of the Greek Orthodox Community of South Australia, Mr Bill Gonis; and Army Museum of South Australia Manager, Major Chris Roe, and members of the Lemnos Association, and OEEGASA. “On behalf of our organisation, our committee and its members, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support, your guidance and your friendship throughout those 15 years since the incorporation of our organisation and your help to bring this project to life and to commemorate the WW1 Australia nurses,” said the President of OEEGASA, Helen Haltis, in her speech at Government House. According to Columbus, the initiative has been well-received locally, by both Greeks and Australians, while leaving some citizens bewildered as to why it has taken so long to come to fruition. “There are so many heroic women that hadn’t received any recognition until recently and I am hoping that this is possibly the start of a new era where the sacrifices women have made are just as important as the sacrifices men have made,” says Columbus who reveals that there were four women amongst the 2000 nurses who were of Greek background. “To us it means a lot to honour those nurses who possibly served with our relatives on the island of Lemnos and I strongly believe that we ought to acknowledge and honour the roles of our Australian sisters, whilst it is also our duty to keep the bond between Greece and Australia alive in people’s hearts. “As the plaque on the memorial says: ‘The bond amongst the two countries will never been broken’,” Columbus concludes. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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Youth leader urges the young to take politics seriously

first_imgBy Kebba Jeffang,Kaddy Sanneh, the vice chairperson of the West Coast Region Youth Committee (WCR-YC) has tasked young people to do away with the perception of seeing politics as meaningless, useless, valueless and time wasting.She made this statement at Bwiam on 27th August, 2016 where youth groups and women in the West Coast Region and political parties’ supporters were converged as part of the nation-wide election project of the National Council for Civic Education (NCCE) to sensitise the youth and women on the importance of their participation and representation in politics.Speaking earlier, Isatou Bittaye, senior programme officer NCCE, said the project is funded by the UNDP in order to reach out to communities in every region of the country and sensitise them on their civic rights especially in this election year.She said it is evident that the participation of young people and women are too low as they appear as clappers and dancers in their respective political parties.Representing the Women’s Bureau, Bintou Fatty-Joof said women empowerment is a nation’s empowerment especially in politics. She tasked women to stand firm and go into politics as political candidates rather than being just mere clappers and dancers of men in political positions.“When a woman holds a key political position it enhances sustainable development which helps in breaking the gender inequality that exists between men and women,” said Joof.She said it is important for women to trust and have confidence in their fellow women candidates who opt for political positions in their respective districts to enhance female participation in politics rather than undermining each other.“Women’s participation is fundamental to democracy and essential to achieving sustainable development goals and peace”, she further said, noting that, “data has shown that counties with greater gender equality have higher gross national prudent and per capital income,” she said.She added that “women’s leadership in corporate sectors of the economy results in improved performance, equitable laws and social programmes and budgets that benefit women, children and families.”She concluded by saying equality and women participation in politics and decision making is a human right and not a privilege, she also said.Kaddy Sanneh vice chairperson West Coast Region youth committee in deputizing for the Executive Director of the National Youth Council said, participation and representation of youth in politics is limited.“Most young people see involvement in politics as meaningless, useless, valueless and time wasting which we should avoid. Young people and groups should see participation in politics as our right to self and national development,” said Sanneh.She said young people are not voiceless but yet are not heard; not minority but yet not seen because they isolate themselves and therefore called on youth to be involved, participate and be represented in politics.“Youth should not see politics as meant for the elderly as we are the future”, she added, “Participating in politics means preparing our future,” she said.Ms Sanneh called on youth to take the lead in order to address issues affecting them.“Most of the time we sit back murmuring, blaming leaders for not doing things right for us”, she further said.She also challenged young people to register and vote during elections as it is their civic right. She called on young people to change their attitude as the country belongs to them, and can only be developed by them.last_img read more

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3 cases filed 65 held over Naya Paltan violence

first_imgA private car was torched during the clash between opposition BNP leaders and activists and police in front of BNP’s Naya Paltan Central office in Dhaka on Wednesday. Photo: Abdus SalamAt least 65 people have been detained in three cases filed in connection with the Wednesday’s clash between the BNP activists and law enforcement in front of the opposition party’s Naya Paltan central office in the capital, reports UNB.The cases were filed on Wednesday night with Paltan police station on charge of vandalism, arson attack and obstructing police from discharging their duties, said sub-inspector Faruk, duty officer of the police station.BNP standing committee member Mirza Abbas, his wife Shahida were among the accused.At least 50 people, including 23 police, were injured in a clash between the BNP leaders and activists and police in front of the party’s Naya Paltan central office on the third day of the party’s nomination form sale.Police lobbed teargas shells, rubber bullets and charged batons while two police cars were torched during the clash that began around 12:50pm and lasted for around 25 minutes.last_img read more

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Mango preservation device invented by BARI scientists

first_img`Hot Water Treatment` device invented by BARI scientists put on display in Chapainawabganj`s Regional Horticulture Research Institute on 22 June, 2019. Photo: Prothom AloBangladesh Agriculture Research Institute scientists (BARI) have invented a new device which can decontaminate mangoes and preserve them for a long time.The device named ‘Hot Water Treatment’, which has been shown to mango growers at the Regional Horticulture Research Institute recently, can decontaminate the mangoes from bacterial infection simply treating them through hot water.Chief scientific official Zamir Uddin said that BARI’s engineering wing invented the machine many years ago.”It was big in size then. The updated version is small in size and easy to transport,” he added.Once the mangoes are kept for five minutes inside the machine under temperature 55 degree centigrade, will be cleaned off harmful bacteria and grow more natural preservation capacity.The BARI scientists demonstrated the machine in a bid to show mango farmers how it works at a programme on 22 June.”The way we pick mangos from trees are unscientific. The viscous essence that spills from mangoes contains Malic Acid. The acid helps mangoes get rotten quicker. This is called mango’s ‘nasal anthrax’” said Kamala Ranjan Das, additional secretary of agriculture ministry, while speaking as chief guest at the programme.”Also, ‘fruit flies’ attack mangoes egging on them and that later turned into pests and eat up mangos,” he added.”Once the mangos are treated through the machine, it destroys the harmful pests and saves mangoes from bacterial infection,” he explained.last_img
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World leaders condemn Sri Lanka blasts

first_imgNew Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern fends off questions from the media about New Zealand Red Cross nurse Louisa Akavi named by the New York Times today during a post cabinet press conference at Parliament in Wellington on 15 April 2019. Photo: AFPWorld leaders have condemned a series of blasts in Sri Lanka that killed more than 150 people on Sunday, including dozens of foreigners — with British, Dutch and American citizens believed to be among them.Hospital sources also said Japanese citizens were among those injured by the bombs which ripped through high-end hotels and churches holding Easter services.Here is a summary of the reactions:Britain: ‘Stand together’ British prime minister Theresa May described the attacks as “truly appalling”.”The acts of violence against churches and hotels in Sri Lanka are truly appalling, and my deepest sympathies go out to all of those affected at this tragic time,” she tweeted.”We must stand together to make sure that no one should ever have to practise their faith in fear.”The Netherlands: ‘Terrible reports’Netherland`s prime minister Mark Rutte christens and names a new tulip in the Keukenhof park in Lisse, on 17 April 2019. Photo: AFP”Terrible reports from Sri Lanka about bloody attacks on hotels and churches on this Easter Sunday,” Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte tweeted after the attacks first emerged.”Thoughts are with the victims and their relatives.”Australia: ‘Terrorist attack’Prime minister Scott Morrison said Australia was thinking of those killed in a “horrific terrorist attack”.”To the beautiful people of Sri Lanka, Australia sends its heartfelt sympathies and our prayers and our support — and our offer to do whatever we can to support you in this terrible time of need,” he said in a statement.British prime minister Theresa May holds a news conference following an extraordinary European Union leaders summit to discuss Brexit, in Brussels, Belgium on 11 April 2019. Photo: Reuters”At this time as Easter Sunday draws to a conclusion here in Australia, our heart goes out to those Christians and all of those other innocents who have been slaughtered today in this horrific terrorist attack.”New Zealand: ‘Devastating’A month after dozens of Muslims were killed in a shooting at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern described the attack as “devastating”.”New Zealand condemns all acts of terrorism, and our resolve has only been strengthened by the attack on our soil on the 15th of March. To see an attack in Sri Lanka while people were in churches and at hotels is devastating.This handout photograph taken and released on 14 April 2019 by the Australian prime minister`s office shows Australia`s prime minister Scott Morrison (C) addressing supporters at an election launch rally in Brisbane. Photo: AFP”New Zealand rejects all forms of extremism and stands for freedom of religion and the right to worship safely. Collectively we must find the will and the answers to end such violence.”Catholic Church in Holy Land: ‘Solidarity’ The Catholic Church in Jerusalem said the blasts were particularly sad as they “came while Christians celebrate Easter”.”We pray for the souls of the victims and ask for speedy recovery of the injured, and ask God to inspire the terrorists to repent of their killing and intimidation,” the statement said.”We also express our solidarity with Sri Lanka and all its inhabitants in their various religious and ethnic backgrounds.”last_img
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Toluene Diisocyanate TDI Market 2019 Perception Measurement Extension and Predicted Trends

first_imgICRWorld’s Toluene Diisocyanate (TDI) Market research report provides the newest industry data and industry future trends, allowing you to identify the products and end users driving Revenue growth and profitability.The industry report lists the leading competitors and provides the insights strategic industry Analysis of the key factors influencing the market.The report includes the forecasts, Analysis and discussion of important industry trends, market size, market share estimates and profiles of the leading industry Players.Get a Sample Copy of this Report @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-sample/3234058?utm_source=HTN&utm_medium=NSGlobal Toluene Diisocyanate (TDI) Market: Product Segment Analysis• TDI-65• TDI-80• TDI-100Global Toluene Diisocyanate (TDI) Market: Application Segment Analysis• PU products• Foam sponge• Coatings• Shoes• OthersGlobal Toluene Diisocyanate (TDI) Market: Regional Segment Analysis• USA• Europe• Japan• China• India• South East AsiaThe Players mentioned in our report:• BASF• Dow Chemical• Tosoh• Mitsui Chemicals• Vencorex• BorsodChem• CNIGC Gansu Yinguang• Yantai Juli Fine Chemical• ChemChina Cangzhou Dahua• Bayer• China Bluestar TaiyuanTable of ContentChapter 1 About the Toluene Diisocyanate (TDI) Industry1.1 Industry Definition and Types1.2 Main Market Activities1.3 Similar Industries1.4 Industry at a GlanceChapter 2 World Market Competition Landscape2.1 Toluene Diisocyanate (TDI) Markets by Regions2.2 World Toluene Diisocyanate (TDI) Market by Types2.3 World Toluene Diisocyanate (TDI) Market by Applications2.4 World Toluene Diisocyanate (TDI) Market AnalysisChapter 3 World Toluene Diisocyanate (TDI) Market share3.1 Major Production Market share by Players3.2 Major Revenue (M USD) Market share by Players3.3 Major Production Market share by Regions in 2019, through 20243.4 Major Revenue (M USD) Market share By Regions in 2019, through 2024Chapter 4 Supply Chain Analysis4.1 Industry Supply chain Analysis4.2 Raw material Market Analysis4.3 Manufacturing Equipment Suppliers Analysis4.4 Production Process Analysis4.5 Production Cost Structure Benchmarks4.6 End users Market AnalysisChapter 5 Company Profiles5.1 BASF5.2 Dow Chemical5.3 Tosoh5.4 Mitsui Chemicals5.5 Vencorex5.6 BorsodChemChapter 6 Globalisation & Trade6.1 Business Locations6.2 Supply channels6.3 Marketing strategy6.4 Barriers to EntryChapter 7 Distributors and Customers7.1 Major Distributors and contact information by Regions7.2 Major Customers and contact information by RegionsChapter 8 Import, Export, Consumption and Consumption Value by Major Countries8.1 USA8.2 Germany8.3 China8.4 Japan8.5 IndiaChapter 9 World Toluene Diisocyanate (TDI) Market Forecast through 20249.1 World Toluene Diisocyanate (TDI) Demand by Regions Forecast through 20249.2 World Toluene Diisocyanate (TDI) Price(by Regions, Types, Applications)Analysis Forecast through 20249.3 World Toluene Diisocyanate (TDI) Revenue (M USD)(by Regions, Types, Applications) Forecast through 20249.4 World Toluene Diisocyanate (TDI) Market AnalysisChapter 10 Key success factors and Market OverviewAvail Discount on this report @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-for-discount/3234058?utm_source=HTN&utm_medium=NSAbout Us:Big Market Research has a range of research reports of various domains across the world. Our database of reports of various market categories and sub-categories would help to find the exact report you may be looking for.Contact Us:Mr. Abhishek PaliwalBig Market Research5933 NE Win Sivers Drive, #205, Portland,OR 97220 United StatesDirect: +1-971-202-1575Toll Free: +1-800-910-6452E-mail help@bigmarketresearch.comlast_img read more

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Malwarebytes releases AdwCleaner 74 featuring preinstalled software cleaning

first_imgMalwarebytes releases AdwCleaner 7.4 featuring preinstalled software cleaning by Martin Brinkmann on July 26, 2019 in Software – 12 commentsMalwarebytes, maker of the security solution of the same name, released a new version of the company’s AdwCleaner program this week. AdwCleaner is a standalone free program designed to detect and remove adware and other unwanted software programs from Windows machines.The first big update of AdwCleaner released this year brings the version of the program to 7.4 and introduces preinstalled software detection and cleaning to the application.Malwarebytes acquired AdwCleaner in 2016 and maintained a standalone version of the program that is free to use since then.AdwCleaner 7.4AdwCleaner 7.4 can be downloaded from the project’s page on the Malwarebytes website. Existing users should receive an update notification when they launch a previous version of the application; they may use the prompt to download and install the update to AdwCleaner 7.4.Note: AdwCleaner collects anonymous usage statistics by default. You can disable the functionality under Settings > Application > Usage and Threat Statistics.The application supports a number of new features, the most prominent one introduces the ability to scan and manage preinstalled software. The developers of the application define preinstalled software as “software that typically comes pre-loaded on a new computer separate from the operating system”.Most pre-installed software is not required to run the system according to Malwarebytes and that is certainly a true statement. Depending on what is pre-installed, it may even impact system stability, performance, or security in a negative way.The definition excludes software that comes with the operating system; users who hoped that AdwCleaner would allow them to deal with pre-installed Windows applications need to find other ways to deal with those.Is there a pre-packaged app that is not necessary for your machine to run? You have the option to get rid of it. Is there a pre-installed, superfluous program taking up vital space on your computer? Feel free to get rid of it.And if you accidentally remove a preinstalled application by mistake, the newest version of AdwCleaner allows you to completely restore it from the quarantine.The quarantine separates pre-installed software from adware to make the distinction easier.What else is new? A glossary has been added to the scan results page. Just click on the ?-icon to open it in a new window. It provides explanations for the different types of adware, e.g. potentially unwanted programs, spyware, or preinstalled software, that AdwCleaner detects and uses for classification.Other changes include supporting HTTP/2 for all HTTP requests, library updates, and support for using a styled titlebar on Windows 10.Now You: Do you use AdwCleaner or a similar program?SummaryArticle NameMalwarebytes releases AdwCleaner 7.4 featuring preinstalled software cleaningDescriptionMalwarebytes, maker of the security solution of the same name, released a new version of the company’s AdwCleaner program this week.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

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Google AI researchers introduce PlaNet an AI agent that can learn about

first_imgThe Google AI team in collaboration with DeepMind announced a new and open source “Deep Planning” Network, called PlaNet, last week. PlaNet is an AI agent that learns a world model using only image inputs and further plans with these models to gain experiences. PlaNet can easily solve a variety of image-based control tasks as well as compete with the advanced model-free agents. The Google AI team is also releasing the source code for the research community to further explore and build upon PlaNet. How does PlaNet work? PlaNet depends on a compact sequence of hidden or latent states. This is known called a latent dynamics model where instead of predicting directly from one image to the next image, the latent state forward is first predicted. “By compressing the images in this way, the agent can automatically learn more abstract representations, such as positions and velocities of objects, making it easier to predict forward without having to generate images along the way”, states the Google AI team. In a latent dynamics model, the information of the input images gets integrated into the hidden states with the help of an encoder network. The hidden state then gets further projected forward to predict future images and rewards. For planning, past images are encoded into the current hidden state, and then the future rewards for multiple action sequences are predicted. PlaNet agents trained on different image-based control tasks PlaNet agents are trained across a variety of image-based control tasks. These tasks pose different challenges such as partial observability, sparse rewards for catching a ball, etc. Moreover, a single PlaNet agent is trained to solve all six tasks. Without any changes to the hyperparameters, this multi-task agent is able to achieve the same mean performance as individual agents. “We advocate for further research that focuses on learning accurate dynamics models on tasks of even higher difficulty, such as 3D environments and real-world robotics tasks. We are excited about the possibilities that model-based reinforcement learning opens up”, states the Google AI team. For more information, check out the official Google AI PlaNet announcement. Read Next Google News Initiative partners with Google AI to help ‘deep fake’ audio detection research Google AI releases Cirq and Open Fermion-Cirq to boost Quantum computation Google announces the general availability of a new API for Google Docslast_img read more

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Geneva Switzerland – Reported by Elite Traveler

first_imgGeneva, Switzerland – Reported by Elite Traveler, the Private Jet Lifestyle MagazineSwiss watchmaking brand Hublot has just announced a partnership with Argentine soccer player Diego Maradona. The nation’s current national team coach also enjoy a reputation as the “player of the 20th century,” due to his exceptional career and his impact on the sport’s history.A longtime lover of fine watches who is often seen sporting a Hublot timepiece on both wrists, Maradona is now an honorary member of the Hublot family. The meeting between the remarkable athlete and the brand’s management team arose naturally from the mutual desire to create a watch to honor Maradona and bear his name. Both icons in their respective fields, Hublot and Maradona teamed up to create the Big Bang Maradona, a sleek timepiece that features an engraving of Diego Maradona, his arms raised in victory, on the back of its case.Visit www.hublot.com for more information.last_img read more

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Army officer may be linked to spate of bombing attacks

first_imgThe arrest of a 44-year-old non-commissioned officer of the National Guard in connection with at least two bomb attacks in Limassol may lead back to several other earlier incidents, the Limassol district court heard on Wednesday.He had been arrested early on Wednesday over the placing of an explosive device at the entrance of a 57-year-old woman’s house. When it didn’t go off another device was placed on her car.When the suspect appeared in court, he was threatened by the woman’s relatives, including her son, who is thought to have been the intended target of the attack.Police were able to prevent altercations and the family members limited their aggression to verbal abuse.But while attendees waited for the remand hearing to start, new evidence from Wednesday’s investigations after the man’s arrest suggested he may have been involved in an older bombing attempt.He was placed back in custody and will be brought back to court for a remand hearing for both cases.Speaking to reporters, CID Limassol chief Ioannis Soteriades said the 44-year-old was arrested after testimony was obtained against him, and that testimony against others coming up in the course of investigations could not be ruled out.“These are not the only bombing attempts we have had, there are many more,” Soteriades said.“Certainly, investigation will focus on older cases involving such serious crimes.”Asked whether the suspect had acted on behalf of others for money, the CID chief said “this may be part of the testimony that can be cited at Thursday’s remand hearing”.With regard to the recent wave of bomb attacks in Limassol, Soteriades said that “the cases that have taken place recently have certainly troubled the police, which is why we are taking additional measures”.“Such measures include patrols across the city of Limassol, as well as the surrounding rural areas, with police dogs and members from other police departments,” he said.“The effort to foster a sense of security to the public will continue unabated.”You May LikeTown and Country | HanacureSee Why Celebrities Love This Face MaskTown and Country | HanacureUndoMyFinanceTwo Accounts Your Bank Doesn’t Want You to Know AboutMyFinanceUndoYahoo SearchThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Research Best Compact SUV CarYahoo SearchUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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