Three jawans injured as Pakistan shells LoC areas

first_imgThree Army jawans were on Wednesday injured as Pakistani troops fired from automatic weapons and shelled mortars at forward posts and villages along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir.The Pakistani troops also violated the ceasefire in the Laam sector by briefly opening fire along the LoC, police officials said.The Indian Army is retaliating effectively and the firing is still on, a Defence spokesman said.“The Pakistan Army initiated unprovoked and indiscriminate firing of small arms, automatics and mortars in the Poonch sector along the LoC,” the spokesman said.In the firing, three Army jawans suffered injuries. On Tuesday, an Army jawan was killed when Pakistan Army violated the ceasefire along the LoC in Poonch.On October 2, two minors were killed and 12 civilians injured in cross-border shelling by Pakistan along the LoC in Poonch district.Pakistan’s chargeHowever, the Pakistani military on Wednesday alleged that Indian forces targeted civilians along the LoC and killed two children in a mortar attack that hit a house in the Rawalakot sector. A military spokesman said Pakistani troops engaged Indian posts, killing at least three Indian soldiers and injuring five.A brief statement by the military said the Indian troops resorted to unprovoked firing along the LoC in Rawalakot and Chirikot sectors. “Unprovoked firing by India targeted locals in Kakuta, Chaffar, Serian and Narakot villages. Mortar rounds hit the house of a civilian, Sakhi Kayani, in Chaffar, whose two children were killed. Pakistan Army posts are effectively engaging Indian posts. Reports say three Indian soldiers are killed and five injured. The Indian posts suffered heavy damage. Intermittent firing continues,” the statement said.(With inputs from Mubashir Zaidi in Karachi)last_img read more

Denied ambulance, man walks home carrying daughter’s body on shoulder

first_imgIn yet another case of medical apathy in the country, a man in Bihar capital Patna was forced to carry his 9-year-old daughter’s body on shoulder after being allegedly denied an ambulance by a government hospital. After hospital authorities refused to help him, the distraught man carried his daughter’s body on his shoulder for over 4 km. However, the authorities at the AIIMS hospital refuted the allegations. This is not the first incident when the relatives of a deceased were denied ambulance to carry the body.last_img

Rampant France desecrate Switzerland 5-2 in Group E clash

first_imgBenzema, Sissoko, Matuidi, Valbuena and Giroud were on target in France’s 5-2 win over SwitzerlandForwards Olivier Giroud and Karim Benzema each scored one goal and created another as a rampant France blew away Switzerland 5-2 Friday to take control of Group E and all but seal a place in the next round.Statistical Highlights | Match Photos France has six points and can qualify if Ecuador and Honduras draw later Friday.”It was a great night for us. We hurt them with our quick attacks and with the variety of our play,” France coach Didier Deschamps said. “You can always ask if it’s us who played well or whether the opponent was weak, but I prefer to focus on how we played.”Giroud and Blasie Matuidi scored a minute apart and Mathieu Valbuena added another to give France a 3-0 halftime lead.Benzema made up for a first-half penalty miss with a poacher’s finish in the 67th, and then turned provider for Moussa Sissoko, who made it 5-0 with a neat side-footed effort in the 73rd.”Karim is confirming that he’s in very, very good form. He’s in great shape athletically,” Deschamps said. “His happiness is a joy to behold, he’s one of the best players in the world and having such an efficient player is very important in a competition like this.”Switzerland pulled two consolation goals back as Blerim Dzemaili scored with a free kick in the 81st and Granit Xhaka slotted in the second in the 87th.advertisementBenzema thought he had scored his second – and the goal of the night – but his curling, first-time strike was ruled out because Dutch referee Bjorn Kuipers blew his whistle for full time just seconds before the shot.”I didn’t hear the whistle,” Benzema said. “But the most important thing is that we won. I’m happy with my match, but we all played well.”Friday marked the fourth anniversary of France’s infamous World Cup training ground strike four years ago in South Africa, when the players shamed a nation back home.How different things look now.France has scored eight goals in two games and Benzema could even afford to miss a penalty against a poor Swiss side that failed to live up to its reputation as one of the hardest teams around to break down.”I don’t want to put a brake on the enthusiasm. It’s a huge satisfaction within the team but we’re not going to get carried away,” Deschamps said. “We shouldn’t think we’re prettier than we are.”Giroud had distinguished himself the wrong way early on. In the sixth minute, center half Steve Von Bergen came off with blood pouring down from under his left eye after Giroud kicked him in the face.Von Bergen was replaced by Philippe Senderos and things went from bad to awful from then on as Switzerland’s makeshift defense simply could not cope with the ferocious pace of France’s breaks from midfield and the slick movement of its interchanging forward line.”France has excellent individual players and they can go very far in this tournament. When the opponent has such strong individual players, they can move quickly to counterattack,” Switzerland coach Ottmar Hitzfeld said through a translator. “We have seen France’s potential. They had an explosion of power and this shows the class of this team.”Deschamps had dropped midfielder Paul Pogba, who was lucky not to be sent off against Honduras for aiming a wild kick at Wilson Palacios, warning him that he needs to control his temper better.After coming on as a substitute, Pogba sent an exquisite pass with the outside of his right boot that had Senderos kicking at air, and Benzema finished confidently for his third goal of the tournament. The Real Madrid forward then instigated a move and waited for Sissoko to break down the right, serving him with an inch-perfect pass.The Swiss conceded too easily throughout the game.Giroud jumped above Behrami from near the back of the penalty area to head powerfully under the crossbar in the 17th minute. Then, Valon Behrami gave the ball away to Benzema, who fed Matuidi sprinting down the left, and the Paris Saint-Germain midfielder slotted neatly inside the near post.The Swiss had only one shot on target in the first half, with goalkeeper Hugo Lloris diving low to keep out Mehmedi’s drive. Shaqiri picked up the rebound and scuffed a low shot that rolled just wide.That close miss went unpunished by Benzema, who missed from the spot after being tripped by Johan Djourou in the 32nd. Yohan Cabaye hit the crossbar from the rebound.advertisementIt mattered little as France caught Switzerland with a classic counterattack, Giroud galloping into space down the left and picking out Valbuena at the back post.”Olivier played very well, like all the players did,” Benzema said. “He holds the ball up well back to goal, creates space and helps others to score.”Team Line-ups(from):Switzerland: Diego Benaglio; Stephan Lichtsteiner, Johan Djourou, Steve Von Bergen (Philippe Senderos, 9th), Ricardo Rodriguez; Valon Behrami (Blerim Dzemaili, 46th), Gokhan Inler, Xherdan Shaqiri, Granit Xhaka; Admir Mehmedi, Haris Seferovic (Josip Drmic, 69th)France: Hugo Lloris; Mathieu Debuchy, Raphael Varane, Mamadou Sakho (Laurent Koscielny, 66th), Patrice Evra; Yohan Cabaye, Mathieu Valbuena (Antoine Griezmann, 82nd), Moussa Sissoko, Blaise Matuidi; Karim Benzema, Olivier Giroud (Paul Pogba, 63rd)last_img read more

Evening Newswrap February 25

first_imgSanjay Dutt walks free: Wife Maanayata, B-Town celebrate Munna Bhai’s homecoming Sanjay Dutt finally walked out of the Yerwada Central Jail in Pune today, a free man, after his 42-month prison term came to an end. Dutt had wife Maanayata by his side at the prison-gates. As Dutt made his way to Mumbai from Pune, clicking cameras and an outpouring of emotions from his Bollywood buddies on Twitter accompanied his homecoming.Not scared of Zika, want to do India proud at Rio Olympics, says Saina Nehwal Saina Nehwal will be in focus again as India prepare for the Rio Olympics later in the year. The ace shuttler has been through a tough phase, recovering from an ankle injury before being struck down by a viral infection. The glamorous sporting icon has promised to deliver her best for India in Brazil in a candid interview with indiatoday.in’Railway Budget 2016: This budget reflects aspirations of people of India, says Suresh Prabhu Union Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu while presenting his second railway budget stated that the budget has been proposed keeping the aspiration of common man into the consideration. India Today impact: SC to hear plea on operation Patiala House tomorrow The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a plea on Friday seeking contempt action against three lawyers who were allegedly caught on camera ‘bragging and boasting’ that they had beaten up JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar and others, in a court complex. The plea was filed in pursuance of an oral observation by a bench headed by Justice J Chelameswar.advertisementlast_img read more

Hummels hails France depth

first_imgGermany v France Hummels: I’ve never seen anything like France’s depth Nicholas McGee Last updated 2 years ago 23:39 11/12/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Hummels-Cropped Bongarts Germany v France Germany France Friendlies Les Bleus’ depth has drawn effusive praise from the Germany defender ahead of their meeting on Tuesday Germany defender Mats Hummels has never seen anything like the depth France have at their disposal.World champions Germany face France on Tuesday in a friendly, with both teams considered among the favourites to win next year’s World Cup in Russia.France 21/10 to beat Germany 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 Germany beat France in the quarter-finals en route to glory at the 2014 World Cup, but Les Bleus gained revenge in the last four at Euro 2016, only for the tournament hosts to lose 1-0 to Portugal in the final.France have benefited from seemingly having a conveyor belt of young talent coming through the ranks with the likes of Kylian Mbappe, Thomas Lemar and the currently injured Ousmane Dembele all potential contributors for this summer’s showpiece event.And Bayern Munich centre-back Hummels is extremely impressed by their strength in depth, outshining their German counterparts despite a Confederations Cup victory this past summer. “They have an incredible breadth of young players, I’ve never seen anything like that at the level,” Hummels told Bild am Sonntag.”We have that too, but in terms of standing, the young players, they are one step further.”A sensational team and a top favourite for the tournament. Even if two people fail, they have people to pick from at every position, which is really fascinating.”last_img read more

Sam Kerr’s winner puts Red Stars into NWSL final with Courage

first_imgReuse this content Topics Share on Twitter Share on WhatsApp Share on LinkedIn news US sports NWSLcenter_img Share via Email Share on Pinterest Share on Facebook Women’s football Share on Messenger Australia’s Sam Kerr scored in the ninth minute as the Chicago Red Stars advanced to the National Women’s Soccer League final with a 1-0 victory over the Portland Thorns on Sunday. Kerr, the league’s Golden Boot winner, scored 18 goals in 21 matches to break her own league record for goals in a single season. Widely expected to leave the NWSL and play in Europe next season, Kerr’s goal on Sunday was her first ever in the playoffs.The Thorns, who finished third in the standings with an 11-6-7 record, had won just once in the last five matches with only one goal over that span. Portland had not dropped a match to the Red Stars since the 2013 season.In the day’s other semi-final, Debinha scored a free kick in extra-time to put her team in the lead, and the North Carolina Courage went on to defeat Reign FC 4-1 in extra time.The Courage, who won the NWSL Shield for the third straight year with a league-best 15-5-4 record, will face the Red Stars in the final next weekend. Heather O’Reilly, who is retiring at the end of this season, scored a penalty in the 88th minute to give the Courage the lead. Before the penalty, Reign goalkeeper Casey Murphy held off a barrage of shots with eight saves. Ifeoma Onumonu, who came in as a substitute for the Reign in the 79th minute, scored in stoppage time to send the match into overtime.Debinha’s goal came in the 99th minute for the Courage, who set a league record with 54 goals in the regular season. North Carolina padded the lead with an own goal and another goal from Crystal Dunn.The Reign’s season ends amid rumors that coach Vlatko Andonovski is the front-runner to coach the US national team. Jill Ellis, who led the team to back-to-back World Cup victories, stepped down earlier this month. Courage coach Paul Riley and Utah Royals coach Laura Harvey have announced they aren’t pursuing the post.last_img read more

The First Tuesday Night CFB Game Of The Season Is Happening Tonight

first_imgA field-level view of Appalachian State's football stadium.BOONE, NC – SEPTEMBER 17: A general view of the game between the Miami Hurricanes and Appalachian State Mountaineers at Kidd Brewer Stadium on September 17, 2016 in Boone, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Week 7 of the college football season starts…tonight. That’s right, there’s college football action on a Tuesday night for the first time this season.Appalachian State takes on Arkansas State in a Sun Belt matchup. App State enters this game on a three-game winning streak after losing its season opener to Penn State.The Mountaineers are averaging over 56 points per game in those wins while allowing just over seven points per game. Meanwhile, the Red Wolves sit at 3-2 on the season and enter this contest on a one-game losing streak after dropping a game against Georgia Southern.Nationally televised game on Tuesday night!?ESPN2?Jonesboro, AR⏰8pm Eastern#10Strong#RQ2K18#BeatArkansasSt pic.twitter.com/VYTN3eZbgO— App State Football (@AppState_FB) October 4, 2018The Mountaineers have one of the best rushing offenses in the country, while the Red Wolves have struggled to tackle the ground game this season. App State has the second-highest scoring offense  – averaging over 51 points per game, while Arkansas State sits at 26.4 points per game.Appalachian State and Arkansas State kick off tonight at 8:00 p.m. ET. The game will be broadcast on ESPN2.last_img read more

NYS Senior Director Highlights Importance of NSCP

first_img “So, these opportunities that the programme presents are brought under one umbrella where persons who need remediation can get that from the Jamaica Foundation for Lifelong Learning (JFLL); they can also get skills training, they can be supported while they are being trained, and they will also get a chance to give back to national development,” the Senior Director outlined. Ms. Williams told JIS News that the NSCP will expose participants to both core and technical skills that will empower them to become well-rounded individuals who are able to make meaningful contributions to Jamaica’s social and economic development. Story Highlights Senior Director for Programmes at the National Youth Service (NYS), Alicia Williams, has underscored the importance of the National Service Corps Programme (NSCP) in transforming lives and boosting national development. Senior Director for Programmes at the National Youth Service (NYS), Alicia Williams, has underscored the importance of the National Service Corps Programme (NSCP) in transforming lives and boosting national development.The programme is specifically designed to support young persons between 18 and 24 years old who are not employed or enrolled in an educational institution.Ms. Williams told JIS News that the NSCP will expose participants to both core and technical skills that will empower them to become well-rounded individuals who are able to make meaningful contributions to Jamaica’s social and economic development.“The NSCP is an intervention of the Government to seek to engage unattached youth who would not normally qualify for jobs, persons without CXCs, and persons who are illiterate and innumerate,” she said“So, these opportunities that the programme presents are brought under one umbrella where persons who need remediation can get that from the Jamaica Foundation for Lifelong Learning (JFLL); they can also get skills training, they can be supported while they are being trained, and they will also get a chance to give back to national development,” the Senior Director outlined.She explained that the programme is a partnership with Housing, Opportunity, Production and Employment (HOPE) and includes the implementation of the Learn, Earn, Give and Save (LEGS) strategy.“So, young people who participate in this programme will get a stipend paid by the ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) that have engaged them, and from that amount, a compulsory saving is withdrawn and held until they complete the placement component, allowing them to learn while they earn, give back by contributing to society and appreciate the value of saving,” Ms. Williams said.The training component of the programme covers technical area, such as environmental management; geographic information system; infrastructure and construction; registration, verification and audit; hospitality; document management and digitisation and the National Service Enlistment Programme, which is managed by the Jamaica Defence Force.On completion of the training, participants are placed at the various MDAs for a six- to 12-month period.“The MDAs are also encouraged to do on-the-job training… so while we would have given them general training in certain key areas, based on their needs, we encourage our partners to have an orientation which is more tailored to helping participants transition within the specific work placement site,” she said.Ms. Williams added that the transformation is evident in persons who participate in the programme, and urged MDAs to be a part of the initiative, which is “positively impacting lives, families, communities and the society”.last_img read more

Annan selects Swiss legal professor to uphold rights of internally displaced

Walter Kälin, a professor of constitutional and international public law at Bern University, will act as an independent expert, investigating and reporting on the treatment of IDPs around the world.Announcing the appointment today in a statement, Mr. Annan said Mr. Kälin will work closely with the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator and the Division on Internal Displacement in the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.A current member of the UN Human Rights Committee, Mr. Kälin also helped draft the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement. From 1991 to 1992 he was Special Rapporteur on human rights in Kuwait under Iraqi occupation.In his new post Mr. Kälin essentially replaces Francis M. Deng, who served as the Secretary-General’s Special Representative on IDPs from 1992 until his mandate expired in July this year.In a report earlier this year to the UN Commission on Human Rights, Mr. Deng said the estimated number of IDPs has remained relatively flat over the past year at about 24.6 million.But the situation was far from static; more than 3 million people, mostly Africans, became internally displaced last year, but another 3 million were able to return to their places of origin. read more

Study illustrates Facebooks growth as campaign news source

by David Bauder, The Associated Press Posted Jan 18, 2017 2:08 pm MDT Last Updated Jan 18, 2017 at 5:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email FILE – In this May 16, 2012, file photo, the Facebook logo is displayed on an iPad in Philadelphia. Facebook was the top non-television source for election news cited by supporters of both candidates, according to a survey by the Pew Research Center. The social media site’s import as a driver of political news has been underscored by the lingering controversy of people using it to spread false news stories. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File) Study illustrates Facebook’s growth as campaign news source NEW YORK, N.Y. – Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton voters had different media diets, but a study finds common ground in Facebook as an important news source — even if their individual feeds bore little resemblance to each other’s.Facebook was the top non-television source for election news cited by supporters of both candidates, according to a survey by the Pew Research Center. The social media site’s import as a driver of political news has been underscored by the lingering controversy of people using it to spread false news stories.Eight per cent of Clinton voters and 7 per cent of Trump voters named Facebook as their main source of election news, Pew said.“That was a pretty important finding,” said Jeffrey Gottfried, senior researcher at the Washington-based think-tank .Facebook doesn’t produce news; members share stories from a multitude of sources and their news feeds tend to reflect the politics of their Facebook friends.With a multitude of websites serving fake news stories with no basis in fact, Facebook announced last month that it would partner with outside fact-checkers to flag particularly egregious examples that are spread on the social media site.While other digital brands like Breitbart News, BuzzFeed, the Drudge Report and the Huffington Post received plenty of publicity during the campaign, they received little attention from the voters surveyed by Pew.Forty per cent of Trump voters cited Fox News Channel as their main source of campaign news, the winner by a huge margin. The second most-cited news source by Trump supporters was CNN, with 8 per cent.“This is very much on par with previous research we have done,” Gottfried said. Pew didn’t ask similar questions after past campaigns, but in a 2014 survey, 47 per cent of conservatives cited Fox as their top news source, he said.The finding shows Fox’s continued strength with conservative voters, and likely explains why the network has taken no change in direction following the ouster last summer of its founder and top executive, Roger Ailes, following sexual harassment allegations.CNN was the top news source named by Clinton supporters, with 18 per cent, Pew said. Although that was twice as much as any other news source, Clinton voters were much more likely to have more diverse media diets. MSNBC, with 9 per cent, was second among Clinton voters. That network was named by only 1 per cent of Trump voters.National Public Radio was another news source held in high esteem by Clinton voters but by few Trump supporters, the survey said.The New York Times was the most-cited newspaper source of news, with 3 per cent of all voters saying it was their top news source, Pew said.Pew found little difference in media choices among Republicans who supported different candidates during the primary, yet real differences between Democratic supporters of either Clinton or Bernie Sanders. For instance, 4 per cent of Sanders voters cited the online forum Reddit as a main news source, with few Clinton voters saying the same.Pew surveyed 4,183 adults who are members of its American Trends Panel between Nov. 29 and Dec. 12. The margin of error is 2.7 per cent among all voters. read more

Violence shuts schools deprives children of medical care in Syrias East Ghouta

Eastern Ghouta, about 10 kilometres outside the Syrian capital, Damascus, and one of the remaining besieged areas in the Middle Eastern country, is home to an estimated 400,000 people who have been almost completely cut off from humanitarian assistance since 2013.“As violence continues to intensify in East Ghouta, thousands of children are suffering in silence,” said Fran Equiza, UNICEF Representative in Syria. “The situation is getting worse day by day. The health system is crumbling and schools have now been closed for almost a month. Sick children desperately need medical evacuation, and many thousands more are being denied the chance of a normal, peaceful childhood.”One hundred and thirty-seven children, aged 7-months to 17-years, require immediate medical evacuation for conditions ranging from kidney failure to severe malnutrition and conflict related injuries. On the last United Nations inter-agency aid convoy to Nashabieh town in eastern Ghouta on 29 November, UNICEF health workers described seeing one of the worst health and nutrition situations since the conflict began in Syria. A severely malnourished two-year-old boy was described as having an arm as thin as a little finger.Nearly 12 per cent of children under 5 years-old in eastern Ghouta suffer from acute malnutrition – the highest rate ever recorded since the start of the conflict in Syria.“Children are still living through so much horror,” said Mr. Equiza. “Now is the time for all sides to do the right thing and to stop the violence.”UNICEF reiterates its calls for unimpeded, unconditional and sustained humanitarian access to all children in Syria, and urges all parties to the conflict and those who have influence on them to protect children at all times and to immediately allow the evacuation of the sick and wounded.Violence has been escalating across Damascus and eastern Ghouta, with a significant increase in rockets and mortars landing in the Syrian capital in the last six weeks. Almost one in three school-age children in Syria – an estimated 1.75 million children, are currently out of school across the country and one third of schools are damaged or destroyed. read more

The 5 at 5 Friday

first_imgEACH WEEKDAY EVENING, TheJournal.ie brings you five things you should know before you head out the door.1. #LEADER’S QUESTIONS The former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern was a guest on Pat Kenny’s Newstalk programme this morning. However, questions on actual political matters were conspicuous only in their absence as Ahern was only there to discuss Sunday’s All Ireland football final.2. #FIRE TRAGEDY The Dublin-based brain surgeon whose family was killed in an arson attack in Leicester has spoken about how he is getting through his grief. Muhammad Taufiq Al Sattar told RTÉ’s Seán O’Rourke that he had spoken to his family just hours before the blaze.3. #CHILDHOOD OBESITY The level of overweight children in Ireland is “frightening”, the Minister for children has said. Frances Fitzgerald told RTÉ’s Morning Ireland that the publication of the Growing Up In Ireland report showed that 25 per cent of three-year-olds were overweight.4. #TEACHER’S STRIKE Secondary school teachers are set to take industrial action after members of the ASTI voted in favour of rejecting the Haddington Road Agreement and taking industrial action. Teachers representatives called the agreement “a step too far”.5. #LET’S GET IT ON Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has accepted RTÉ’s invite to a live debate on the issue of Seanad abolition. However, it is still unknown whether the Taoiseach will be at the podium on October 1.last_img read more

How much did trade missions cost Ireland in 2013

first_imgTHE MINISTERS AT the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation spent €300,000 on trade missions last year.That figure is up by €50,000 on last year and up by over €100,000 on the year before.So far this, €176,000 has been spend on the trips.The Jobs Minister Richard Bruton said in a response to a parliamentary question that the missions are “focused on assisting Irish firms”.“Delivering an intensive programme of ministerial-led trade missions is a key commitment in the Government’s Action Plan for Jobs. The number of ministerial-led Enterprise Ireland trade missions has more than doubled since 2011.”He then outlined the cost of the missions since he took office in March 2011.See a larger version here.Bruton also revealed who had gone on the missions.Larger versionLarger versionOn the whole, Bruton says that the missions are valuable, with the results seen in Ireland’s export figures.“The impact of trade missions together with the many other sales, marketing and trade promotion efforts of Enterprise Ireland are reflected in the growth in exports of Enterprise Ireland clients and the jobs they sustain and create.“As announced recently, Irish companies supported by Enterprise Ireland set a new export record of €17.1 billion in 2013 This represents an increase of 8% on 2012. Ministerial led trade missions are internationally recognised as a key part of helping companies win export contracts.“They provide an important level of credibility to participating companies and enable our SMEs to meet potential buyers at a senior level in target companies.”Read: Taoiseach and Jobs Minister kick off Gulf trade mission in Saudi ArabiaRead: Sean Sherlock is jetting off to Switzerland to see how he can help Irish companieslast_img read more

France deux tiers des nappes phréatiques manquent deau

first_imgFrance : deux tiers des nappes phréatiques manquent d’eauSelon le Bureau de recherches géologiques et minières (BRGM), 63% des nappes phréatiques françaises affichaient un “niveau inférieur à la normale” au 1er septembre et ce malgré un été relativement pluvieux.Le BRGM indique que, malgré un été pluvieux, avec le mois d’août le plus sec de ces 40 dernières années en Corse, 63% des nappes phréatiques de France affichaient toujours un “niveau inférieur à la normale” au 1er septembre. Le Bassin parisien et le Sud-Ouest souffrent “du résultat de plusieurs années de déficit pluviométrique”, indique la carte de l’état des nappes d’eau souterraine publiée hier. Ainsi, 59 départements restaient touchés par des mesures de restrictions d’usage de l’eau.À lire aussi”Choc Climatique” : les propositions du Sénat pour que la France agisseContrairement à la Beauce, au Bas-Dauphiné, au Champigny en Ile-de-France et au bassin de la Garonne, l’Alsace, a pu recharger relativement vite ses nappes cet été. De même dans le Languedoc-Roussillon et en Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur où il a beaucoup plu début août, les niveaux des eaux souterraines sont qualifiés de “plus favorables”. En effet, les quantités d’eau tombées lors des pluies étaient “supérieures de près de 30% à la moyenne de référence pendant les années 1971 à 2000”, précise le BRGM. Pourtant, les régions ont été très différemment arrosées avec des cumuls d’eau deux à trois fois supérieurs à la normale sur le Nord-Ouest tandis que l’extrême sud du pays a connu des précipitations nettement déficitaires. En résumé, “le niveau des nappes à la fin août a été en hausse pour 17% des nappes phréatiques, en baisse relative pour 67% et stable pour les 16% restants”, rapporte TV5monde.Le 20 septembre 2011 à 19:40 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

WWE signs new streaming deal for WWE Network to enhance overall user

first_img Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Twitter Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Variety is reporting that WWE has a new streaming deal with Endeavor Streaming for the company’s WWE Network subscription based service.WWE had previously worked with BAMTech (now Disney Streaming Services) since the launch of the network back in 2014. WWE’s agreement with BAMTech expired at the end of 2018 and the company opted to not renew the deal.WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon talked about the types of upgrades that Endeavor will bring to the table for the WWE Network.“Endeavor Streaming’s best-in-class technology enables us to offer more features, elevate the user experience and provides us even more opportunity to delight our fans around the world.” WhatsAppcenter_img Facebook Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Google+ WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton)last_img read more

Lovren names side he wants to face in semifinals

first_imgLiverpool defender Dejan Lovren has revealed that he would like to face either Bayern Munich or AS Roma in the semi-finals of the Champions LeagueThe Croatia international started at the back for Liverpool in their 2-1 win over Manchester City in the second leg of their quarter-final tie and will find out their next opponents in the competition on Friday’s draw.Lovren revealed, after Liverpool’s 5-1 aggregate victory, that he dreams of facing defending champions Real Madrid in the final.“The draw, you know, when you look at the teams you need to respect everyone,” said Lovren, according to Metro.norwich city, manchester city, premier leagueReport: City are stunned by Norwich George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Manchester City was stunned by Norwich City in todays Premier League clash.Much has been made in recent days of the potential impact of Aymeric…“Especially Real Madrid we need to respect most because they won the Champions League in a row.“When you look, I would choose Bayern or Roma, definitely.“And maybe for the final Real Madrid!”Lovren produced a solid performance on Tuesday night against City and was arguably the best defender during a difficult first-half for Liverpool at the Etihad Stadium.last_img read more

Antonio Conte posts a classy farewell message to Chelsea

first_imgOusted Chelsea manager Antonio Conte showed that there were no hard feelings in a classy farewell statement, where he spoke highly of his time at the club and wished them well for the futureThe 48-year-old Italian was finally removed from his post last Friday with former Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri appointed his successor just 24 hours later, despite the fact that Conte had won the FA Cup for Chelsea just 55 days ago.“I would like to thank all of my friends at Chelsea Football Club for their hard work and support over the past two seasons which enabled us to win the Premier League and FA Cup together,” Conte said in the LMA statement.In his first season as head coach, Conte won the Premier League in dominant fashion and was rewarded with a new deal.But his second season at Stamford Bridge proved to be far less successful with Chelsea finishing a lowly fifth-place in the league standings and 30 points behind winners Manchester City with Conte having reportedly fallen out with the club board members earlier in the year over the transfer policy.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…However, that all seems to be in the past now for Conte with the Italian passing on his best wishes for everyone at Stamford Bridge.“It was fantastic for me to be able to share my emotions, passion and enthusiasm throughout two unforgettable seasons with these amazing Chelsea supporters, who will always stay in my heart,” he said.“I hope Chelsea will continue to be successful and I wish everyone well for next season.“I have made many memories during my time with Chelsea, which I will take with me into my next challenge.”Conte has not released any updates over his future plans right now.last_img read more

CCTV protocol closer for Jamaica

first_img Cabinet approves private airport for Grand Turk; duty free concessions on CCTV Related Items:#magneticmedianews, cctv Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Cabinet approves duty free CCTV High Grade CCTV for Grace Bay Area; Seven Stars invests $200,000 Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppPM Andrew Holness#Jamaica, September 28, 2017 – Kingston – The Jamaican Government wants to partner with the private sector to see a national CCTV system established.   PM Andrew Holness in his quarterly press briefing shared the vision and said the government is already developing a protocol which enables privately owned security cameras to point in the public’s direction and for the Internet protocol to send that visual information to a central database.Holness believes this is the easiest way of rapidly expanding #CCTV potential in Jamaica and he said the government is so serious about getting the private sector on board, that it is prepared to throw in some fiscal incentives.    The CCTV system is one of the initiatives government wants set up to curb crime.#MagneticMediaNewslast_img read more

27yearold man arrested after stabbing in Logan Heights

first_img KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom February 8, 2019 27-year-old man arrested after stabbing in Logan Heights SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A 27-year-old man was arrested this afternoon after allegedly stabbing and inflicting life-threatening injuries on a 59-year-old man during a fight in Logan Heights.The suspect, identified as Ryan Baker, was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder following the stabbing about 1 p.m. in a shed or room attached to a garage in the 2900 block of Imperial Avenue, according to San Diego Police Department Officer Robert Heims.It’s unclear what sparked the fight, Heims said.“Officers arrived on scene and found the victim with multiple stab wounds and the suspect a few feet away laying on the ground,” Heims said.The victim was taken to a hospital, Heims said. Posted: February 8, 2019last_img read more