US Must Not Adopt Transactional Approach in Ties With India

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Rich haul of medals for archers at Shanghai World Cup Stage IV

first_imgIt was a stellar day for Indian archery at the World Cup Stage IV with a haul of a gold, a silver and a bronze medal in Shanghai on Saturday.While the women’s recurve team of Deepika Kumari, Laishram Bombayla Devi and Chekrovolu Swuro put it across Italy in the final, Deepika secured a bronze in the individual event after beating Erwina Safitri of Indonesia.In another heartening result, the compound team of Jignas Chittibomma, Chinnaraju Srither and Kh. Ratan Singh finished with a silver medal after losing to powerhouses United States in the final.It is the first medal ever for the Indian men’s compound team in a World Cup. The Indian women’s recurve team exacted revenge for the disappointment suffered at the Turin world championships, where the Italians reigned supreme on home turf.Jignas Chittibomma was part of the Indian men’s compound team.The Indian trio took an early lead after six arrows when the team of Pia Carmen Lionetti, Guendalina Sartori and Natalia Valeeva got off to a bad start.India led 52-47 after the first end.In the second, India were marginally better than their opponents but put the issue beyond doubt with a dominant 57-51 edge in the third end with three 10s in a row. It meant that even though the Italians took the fourth end 54-53, they could not prevent India from sealing a comprehensive 215-204 triumph.In all, the Indians had seven perfect 10s to five for the Italians.Mexico bagged the bronze medal with a 216-207 win over Russia.advertisementThe women’s individual bronze medal match, soon after the team final, was a contest between two teenagers as the 17-year-old Deepika upstaged Safitri, who is a year older to her, 6-4.It was a rematch of the quarter- final at the 2010 Guangzhou Asian Games where the Indian prevailed 7-3.However, Saturday’s match was not an easy affair as Deepika had to recover from an early deficit and the contest was decided by the final arrow in the fifth set.The Indonesian had an impressive 8-10-10 start to an 8-9-8 from Deepika to take the first set 28-25. But the Indian quickly recovered and took the next two sets 28-26 and 26-24.However, Safitri forced a decider taking the fourth set with a 29- 26 result, aided by two perfect 10s.In the fifth set, Deepika edged ahead 9- 8 after the first arrow.The contest rested on a knife’s edge when both archers scored 10 in the second arrow.The Indian let the door ajar with an eight on her final attempt and the Indonesian could have won the contest with a 10.However, pressure got to her and she could only manage seven and the medal went to the more consistent Deepika.The Indian had only two perfect 10s as against six from the Indonesian. Deepika got out of the yellow zone just five times while Safitri did so on eight occasions. Russia’s Inna Stepanova won the gold medal beating Berengere Schuh 6-4.In the men’s compound event, the Indians went down 235-229 to Americans Braden Gellenthien, Reo Wilde and Rodger Willett Junior. It was the first match between the two teams in the event. The Indians were at par with their opponents in the second and third ends but the lead they conceded at the start and the end proved crucial. The six straight 10s the Americans scored in the first end was the highlight. Mexico defeated Australia 234-231 for the bronze.The women’s compound team of Jhano Hansdah, Gagandeep Kaur and Namita Yadav missed out on a medal when they went down 217- 219 to the Philippines in the bronze medal match.The men’s recurve team of Atanu Das, Thupuvoyi Swuro and Jayanta Talukdar finished seventh.last_img read more

Greece’s Top World Cup Players

first_imgATHENS — With few famous players, Greece will rely heavily on a handful of team members who had a decisive role in qualifying for the World Cup.The captain and team motivator is 37-year-old Giorgos Karagounis, one of the few surviving members of the squad that won the 2004 European Championship.One of the younger standouts is Giannis Fetfatzidis, the short and fast attacking midfielder who made the squad despite a decision by coach Fernando Santos to opt for experience.Here are five players to watch:___GIORGOS KARAGOUNISWith 132 national team appearances, Giorgos Karagounis has the most caps in Greek history and remains a presence that can still turn a game.Karagounis can score from distance and serve up the set pieces that are key to many of his team’s low-score victories.In 2012, Karagounis took his inexhaustible energy to struggling Premier League club Fulham, and says he’s delighted to take his career past his mid-thirties and give Greeks joy as they struggle through financial crisis.“People wanted this (World Cup qualification) so badly,” Karagounis said. “Some may not recognize it, but our team has talent, and going to Brazil is a dream for every player and every fan. As a player, I feel blessed.”___KOSTAS MITROGLOUThe camera-shy but physically powerful Kostas Mitroglou has had a difficult time since joining Karagounis at Fulham this season. But the 26-year-old striker was instrumental in maintaining Olympiakos’ domestic dominance before his departure, scoring 14 goals.Mitroglou also scored three times in the 4-2 aggregate win over Romania in the World Cup playoffs.The German-born forward, nicknamed the “Gunslinger” in the Greek media, gives Santos better options in attack, as other young strikers have failed to make an impact and goal-scoring standbys Dimitris Salpingidis, 32, and Fanis Gekas, 33, could lose pace.___SOKRATIS PAPASTATHOPOULOSHis last name is too long to fit on the back of his shirt (he uses the name Sokratis), but Borussia Dortmund’s Papastathopoulos is the key player in Greece’s injury-plagued defense as they take on faster World Cup opponents Colombia, Japan, and Ivory Coast. Schalke defender Kyriakos Papadopoulos and Dimitris Siovas of Olympiakos are both out.Quiet and effective, Papastathopoulos played the full 90 minutes in all of Greece’s qualifying matches except when Greece hosted Liechtenstein last October when coach Santos decided to rest him. And at 25, he has already played for his country 46 times, and speaks with the realism of Greek defender.“We can make it out of the group with four points. That’s what happened in 2004. So the first game against Colombia is really important. ”___GIANNIS FETFATZIDISIn Greece’s last warm-up match on home soil, the team slumped to a 2-0 loss against South Korea, with players looking like they lacked motivation to prepare for the World Cup.It was a performance that ironically revived the fortunes of attacking midfielder Giannis Fetfatzidis, whose presence as a late substitute reinvigorated the home side, confirmed his reputation for being fast and flexible, and made him a likely choice for the World Cup squad.The 23-year-old Fetfatzidis’ recent goal against Lazio for Serie A club Genoa didn’t hurt him either.Greece’s big clubs spotted and fought for the player before he was in his teens, and he was eventually signed by Olympiakos before moving to Italy.___ORESTIS KARNEZISGreece is famous for its defenders, but also has no shortage of reliable goalkeepers – enough to trouble coach Fernando Santos for his choice for three on the squad.Despite his move from Panathinaikos, 28-year-old Orestis Karnezis started in all 10 of Greece’s qualifiers – conceding only four goals – and was also picked for the two playoff matches.On loan to Granada from Udinese, Karnezis’ lack of game time remains a worry, but he is looking forward to playing in Brazil.“It’s the dream of a lifetime,” Karnezis said. “We had a target and we reached it. We have a full squad and we deserve to be there.”TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

4 days agoArsenal, Everton target Unai Nunez drops agent

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Arsenal, Everton target Unai Nunez drops agentby Paul Vegas4 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveUnai Nunez is edging closer to leaving Athletic Bilbao.The Athletic Bilbao defender was linked with Everton and Arsenal last week.AS the Spain international, who is currently out of favour at Bilbao, wants to leave the club in January and has taken the step of changing agents.Nunez is leaving agent Felix Tainta to be represented by the Leaderbrock Sports agency in Valencia.A move inside LaLiga is also being considered. last_img read more

England vs Netherlands: Sterling captains Three Lions in Kane absence

first_imgEngland manager Gareth Southgate will attempt to build upon the success of the Three Lions’ World Cup 2018 campaign by winning the inaugural Nations League, with a semi-final against the Netherlands in Guimaraes their next challenge.Fourth in Russia, England will expect to go better in Portugal this summer, though the Champions League final between Liverpool and Tottenham only five days before this fixture has been a pleasant complication for the squad.The Dutch, meanwhile, are seeking to regain respect after failing to qualify for the World Cup and after topping a group involving world champions France, have successfully done so to some extent already. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Game England vs Netherlands Date Thursday, June 6 Time 7:45pm BST / 2:45pm ET Stream (US) fubo TV (7-day free trial) TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch In the United States (US), the game can be watched on BeINSports and  live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial).New users can sign up for a free seven-day trial of the live sports streaming service, which can be accessed via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV as well as on a web browser. US TV channel Online stream ESPN2 / Univision Deportes / UniMas fubo TV (7-day free trial) In the United Kingdom (UK), the game will be broadcast on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Football. It can be streamed from Sky Go. UK TV channel Online stream Sky Sports Main Event / Sky Sports Football Sky Go Squads & Team News Position England squad Goalkeepers Pickford, Butland, Heaton Defenders Walker, Rose, Stones, Maguire, Gomez, Chilwell, Keane, Alexander-Arnold Midfielders Dier, Lingard, Henderson, Rice, Delph, Barkley, Alli Forwards Kane, Sterling, Sancho, Rashford, Wilson Raheem Sterling will captain the side on his 50th appearance for the Three Lions in the absence of regular skipper Harry Kane, who is on the bench. The other remaining six members of the squad who took part in the Champions League final – Jordan Henderson, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Joe Gomez of Liverpool and Dele Alli, Danny Rose and Eric Dier of Spurs – are also among the substitutes.Ross Barkley, Jadon Sancho and Declan Rice also start in a side that shows five changes from their Euro 2020 qualifier against Montenegro in March.England starting XI: Pickford, Walker, Stones, Maguire, Chilwell, Delph, Barkley, Rice, Sterling, Sancho, Rashford. Position Netherlands squad Goalkeepers Cillessen, Vermeer, Bizot Defenders Hateboer, De Ligt, Van Dijk, Ake, Van Aanholt, De Vrij, Blind, Dumfries Midfielders Propper, Wijnaldum, De Roon, Strootman, Vilhena, Van de Beek, De Jong Forwards Bergwijn, Babel, Depay, Promes, De Jong Virgil van Dijk and Georginio Wijnaldum start for the Netherlands, despite turning out for Liverpool last weekend. Ajax captain Matthijs de Ligt, currently the subject of sustained transfer interest from a host of top European clubs, also starts alongside Van Dijk in the backline.Netherlands starting XI: Cillessen, Blind, Van Dijk, De Ligt, Dumfries, De Jong, Wijnaldum, De Roon, Babel, Depay, Bergwijn.Betting & Match Odds England are slim favourites to win this match with Bet365, priced at 17/10. The Netherlands are 19/10 while a draw is available at 9/4 in a match the bookies are struggling to call.Click here to see all of bet 365’s offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more. Match Preview Jordan Henderson EnglandEngland have their sights on international silverware, with the inaugural edition of the Nations League well within their grasp. According to the FIFA Ranking, Gareth Southgate’s side are the team to beat, placed at No.4, three spots ahead of hosts Portugal and 12 better than the Netherlands side they face in the semi-final on Thursday.Moreover, this is now a group with big-tournament experience, having made a promising run to the semi-finals of the World Cup in Russia last summer, when they were ultimately unseated by Croatia, having led at one juncture.They travelled east 12 months ago with little sense of expectation, though that has now transformed, particularly after qualifying for the Nations League final by winning a group that contained Spain and the Croats.Ironically, perhaps the greatest barrier to the success of the international team has been the success of England’s club game, with Liverpool and Tottenham’s run to the final of the Champions League depriving Southgate of seven players until the beginning of the week. Of course, the Dutch have had that issue, too, with Virgil van Dijk and Georginio Wijnaldum arriving to their squad late, but not to the same degree.While England are seeking to build upon recent success, the Netherlands are in the midst of reconstructing a new era after missing out on the World Cup entirely. Spearheaded by Van Dijk and the bright crop of Ajax youngsters that were so heartbreakingly dumped out of the Champions League at the semi-final stage by Spurs, they successfully negotiated a group containing Germany and world champions France.They did so with fine margins, Memphis Depay’s 96th-minute penalty against Les Bleus in Rotterdam critical before two goals in the last five minutes against Germany, including a Van Dijk strike in stoppage-time, dumped Kylian Mbappe et al. out.Ronald Koeman has the Dutch playing with the swagger that has long been expected of them, and as a player who infamously struck to effectively eliminate England from World Cup 94 qualifying, he will be seeking to deal a similar hammer blow from the dugout.last_img read more

Spotted K Line Names New LPG Carrier

first_imgJapanese shipping company Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K Line) has named a very large liquefied petroleum (LPG) carrier newbuilding to be chartered by Astomos Energy Corporation (Astomos Energy).The naming ceremony was held at Kawasaki Heavy Industries’ Sakaide Shipyard on July 6, 2017.Named Crystal River, the 82,200 cbm ship features a length of 230 meters and a width of 37.2 meters.The Panama-flagged vessel will commence its service to Astomos Energy under the “first-ever time charter contract directly concluded between the two companies” upon Crystal River’s delivery from the shipyard.The 53,700 dwt LPG carrier is expected to be handed over to the company on July 14, 2017, according to K Line.Image Courtesy: K Linelast_img read more

Carnival Cruise Line Unveils Name of Its Newest Ship

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: Carnival Cruise Line Carnival Cruise Line has announced the name of its new XL-class ship to be delivered in 2020.To be named Mardi Gras, the newbuilding will be the largest Carnival Cruise Line ship ever constructed and the first in North America to be powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG).At 180,000 tons, the new Mardi Gras will be more than six times the size of its namesake, the first Carnival Cruise Line ship that entered service in 1972.“Our first ship Mardi Gras was a historic vessel, introducing a brand new style of cruising to the vacationing public. What better way to pay tribute to our company’s nearly 50-year history of creating wonderful vacation memories than by naming this groundbreaking vessel after our original and beloved ‘Fun Ship,’” Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line, commented.Currently under construction at Meyer Turku in Finland, the 5,200-plus lower berth vessel will feature a length of 337 meters and a width of 42 meters. The steel cutting ceremony for the new ship was held in November 2018.As World Maritime News previously reported, the ship will be based in Port Canaveral, Florida, which will feature a new terminal.A second XL ship will start construction in 2020 and be delivered in 2022.last_img read more


first_imgThere’s no word yet on when it will start shooting or who will star in the series.But Nicole Matiation, executive director director of the industry association On Screen Manitoba, said the production — co-produced with Fox 21 Television Studios — is a serious coup for the province and will result in hundreds of skilled jobs.“We know that they’re going to be shooting in multiple locations. They’re in a variety of different spaces in Winnipeg, building sets, because it is a very large series and there will be a number of sets built,” she said.“This is going to be a big production.”According to a description of the Tales from the Loop narrative art book, the story is a “journey through various country and city landscapes — from small towns in Sweden and the deserts of Nevada to the bitter chill of Siberia — where children explore and engage with abandoned robots, vehicles, and machinery large and small, while dinosaurs and other creatures wander … roads and fields.”Stalenhag’s paintings and stories take place in an alternate version of Sweden in the ’80s and ’90s and involve the development of the Loop, a large particle accelerator, and its side effects.Matiation believes Manitoba was chosen because the province’s tax credit for film and video productions is now permanent and producers can count on it year after year.The province has also recently been the shooting location for TV series like CBC’s Burden of Truth and NBC’s Channel Zero.Amazon Studios has produced acclaimed TV series such as The Marvelous Mrs. Maiseland The Man in the High Castle. Login/Register With: Facebook Advertisement Advertisement Advertisementcenter_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment The science fiction drama is based on the work of Swedish painter Simon Stalenhag, who blends elements of futuristic science-fiction with images of rural life. (Amazon Studios) A multimillion-dollar Amazon TV series, Tales from the Loop, is coming to Manitoba.The drama is spawned from the work of Swedish artist Simon Stalenhag, who blends elements of futuristic science-fiction with images of rural life.It is a very large series and there will be a number of sets built.– Nicole Matiation, On Screen ManitobaAccording to Variety, the series is to be executive produced by Nathaniel Halpern, who is the writer behind the FX superhero fantasy TV series Legion. Twitterlast_img read more

UN launches webbased guide to help combat all forms of malnutrition

10 August 2011The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) today launched a web-based tool that gives governments and health-care providers access to clear guidance on how to scale up life-saving nutrition interventions to combat all forms of malnutrition. The WHO e-Library of Evidence for Nutrition Actions (eLENA), launched at the beginning of a three-day Asian regional meeting on nutrition in Colombo, Sri Lanka, is designed to help governments overcome one of the major challenges in fighting malnutrition – the vast, and often conflicting, array of evidence and advice that exists on effective, preventive and therapeutic nutrition interventions.The online eLENA project will prioritize and present the latest advice on tackling the three main forms of malnutrition – undernutrition, vitamin and mineral deficiencies, and overweight and obesity.“Several billion people are affected by one or more types of malnutrition,” said Ala Alwan, the WHO Assistant Director-General of Non Communicable Diseases and Mental Health.“Countries need access to the science and evidence-informed guidance to reduce the needless death and suffering associated with malnutrition. eLENA can greatly improve how countries cope with the terrible health threats posed by malnutrition,” he said.The material in the e-library describes the effective health interventions needed to tackle malnutrition. Such measures include the appropriate treatment of severe acute malnutrition; promoting breastfeeding; and fortifying staple foods with vitamins and minerals such as iron and folic acid for wheat and maize flours.It also recommends using multiple micronutrient powders to fortify foods for children aged between six and 23 months. To prevent anaemia, daily iron and folic supplements are advised for pregnant women, and intermittent iron and folic acid supplementation is recommended for menstruating women and pre-school and school-age children.“To create eLENA, we have sifted through thousands of pages of scientific evidence and advice to prioritize, justify and better present the kinds of nutrition actions needed to prevent people succumbing to the many forms of malnutrition,” said Francesco Branca, the WHO Director of Nutrition for Health and Development.The tool is an important component of WHO’s global drive to help countries prevent and control malnutrition. The agency is a major promoter of the “Scaling up Nutrition” movement, which involves multiple UN agencies and other key entities in the nutrition field.The movement strives to help countries tackle malnutrition and ensure that the response includes the agriculture, health, social protection and the food security sectors.The various forms of malnutrition include being underweight, the leading risk factor for many diseases in low-income countries and which represents about 6 per cent of the global disease burden. Childhood underweight, micronutrient deficiencies and poor breastfeeding combined cause 7 per cent of deaths – 3.9 million fatalities – and 10 per cent of the global disease burden.Micronutrient deficiencies include iodine deficiency – which is the world’s most prevalent, yet easily preventable – cause of brain damage, while anaemia, which affects 1.6 billion people, is mostly due to iron deficiency. It increases the risk of low-birth-weight and pregnancy anaemia, associated with 18 per cent of maternal deaths.Vitamin A deficiency affects 190 million pre-school children across the world, while zinc deficiency, which can affect the immune system, kills 430,000 children annually.An estimated 1.5 billion adults over age 20 are overweight or obese. Global estimates suggest that more than 40 million children under the age of five are already overweight or obese. read more

UN urges faster isolation of sick in Angola to control deadly Marburg

With 231 cases already reported in just a few weeks, 210 of them fatal, the World Health Organization (WHO) said this would not happen until the public in the southern African country understands the disease, a relative of the equally deadly but better-known Ebola, and the high risks associated with treating patients in homes.Early diagnosis, isolation and tracing of all contacts are the only way to break the transmission chain of the disease, for which there is no vaccine or treatment, and the agency has repeatedly warned of the danger of families’ tending the sick at home since close proximity, including exposure to bodily fluids, is a main source of infection.Available data indicate that casual contact plays no role in the spread of Marburg, which begins with severe diarrhoea, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting and chest and lung pains, and progresses to severe haemorrhage in the gastrointestinal tract and lungs.Transmission requires extremely close contact, involving exposure to the blood and other bodily fluids of a patient most likely showing visible signs of illness. Health care and burial workers are particularly vulnerable without adequate protective gear. The disease can also be transmitted by exposure to items, including bedding and clothing, recently contaminated by a patient.Although surveillance to detect cases has improved, it remains patchy. In Uige province, epicentre of the outbreak where daily mobile teams are active, surveillance continues to be largely concentrated on the investigation of deaths and collection of bodies. The security of teams remains a concern. More vehicles are needed and WHO is making the necessary arrangements on an urgent basis.Last week fearful residents attacked and damaged vehicles, seeing hospitalization with no cure as a death sentence. Infection control needs to improve in heath care settings, and WHO is continuing to supply effective personal protective equipment, for national and international staff.WHO does not recommend restrictions on travel within Angola, but advises some precautions. Travellers to Angola should be aware of the outbreak and the need to avoid close contact with ill persons. Travellers leaving Angola should be advised to seek medical attention should any illness with fever develop within 10 days of departure. read more

Yemen UN relief official alarmed as renewed clashes displace thousands in countrys

“I am deeply worried about the safety and welfare of civilians caught up in the conflict,” Johannes Van Der Klaauw said in a statement issued yesterday in the capital, Sana’a.“All parties to the conflict have a responsibility to make sure that civilians are spared from the fighting and that those who are affected by conflict are able to move to more secure areas.”There are reports of more than 200 civilians, including women and children, having been killed, and thousands of people are reportedly trapped inside the conflict zone in Amran City, unable to flee the fighting, according to the statement. The latest escalation follows a ceasefire that came into force in Amran Governorate on 4 June after several days of heavy fighting between Government forces and Al Houthi militants in areas surrounding Amran City. Mr. Van Der Klaauw said that reports of the seizure of humanitarian assets and the targeting of civilian infrastructure, including schools and hospitals, are “very upsetting,” adding that there is no excuse for direct attacks on civilian infrastructure or on humanitarian assets.Humanitarian partners are providing life-saving services, including food, water and sanitation, shelter and emergency healthcare in accessible areas, he stated. However, humanitarian access is constrained by ongoing fighting, roadblocks and other restrictions.“I call on all parties to facilitate aid agencies’ access to civilians, and to protect and respect humanitarian activities, workers, and property at all times to ensure that aid can reach vulnerable people who are in desperate need of assistance.”The Humanitarian Coordinator said he is seeking dialogue with the parties to the conflict to ensure rapid and unimpeded humanitarian access to people in need.He also fully supported the statement made by the Secretary General’s Special Advisor to Yemen, Jamal Benomar, urging the parties to observe the ceasefire, find a peaceful resolution to their grievances, and allow delivery of assistance to all populations in need. Nearly 15 million people in Yemen – over half the population – are in need of some form of humanitarian aid this year. The UN and its partners have launched a $592 million response plan that remains woefully underfunded. read more

UKs most senior Catholic more concerned with churchs reputation than child sex

It added that it will review the IICSA findings and that the Archdiocese has already made changes to its practices and processes “to ensure an open and compassionate approach to victims and survivors”.Cardinal Nichols said following the report: “I thank IICSA for their review of the past and in my witness statements address all the points contained in the report. I look forward to the next phase which I trust will help us in our present and future tasks.” In 2003 a BBC documentary team tracked him down to a caravan park in California and confronted him. At the time, Cardinal Nichols, who was then Archbishop of Birmingham, issued a press release complaining about the programme and accusing the broadcaster of anti-Catholic bias, having “negative slant” and objected to the way the programme makers had approached and “harrassed” priests within the Archdiocese.In his evidence to the inquiry, Cardinal Nichols accepted that he did not, at the time, “acknowledge sufficiently” the fact that the broadcast gave “a platform to the voices of those who had been abused” and said that he would now not issue a similar press release.The other two priests were the “charismatic” Samuel Penney, who in 1993 pleaded guilty to 10 offences against young boys and girls whom he groomed from families who worshipped in his parishes, and an anonymous priest known as RC-F167.There is currently a legal restriction in place banning the media from identifying him as he has never been prosecuted.The Archdiocese of Birmingham released a statement saying: “We accept that we have failed victims and survivors of abuse and again apologise for the grievous failings we have made in the past. Apologies are just words though, if not backed up by action.” Following publication of the report Professor Alexis Jay, chair of the inquiry, said: “I am truly shocked by the scale of child sexual abuse within the Archdiocese of Birmingham. The number of perpetrators and abused children is likely to be far higher than the figures suggest.”Victims and survivors’ allegations were mostly ignored for years, while perpetrators avoided prosecution. It is clear that the church could have stopped children being abused if it had not been so determined to protect its own reputation. We hope this report will help ensure that never happens again.”The report also highlighted a row in which the Archdiocese refused to disclose the name of an alleged perpetrator to COPCA (Catholic Office for the Protection of Children and Vulnerable Adults).It concluded that at the time there was “mistrust and a poor working relationship” between the two parties and referenced a “prolonged argument” regarding the identify of an anonymous priest, known as RC-F167.The report found that this was “a dispute that Archbishop Nichols should have intervened to resolve”.However survivors said that the most concerning aspect of the report was the finding that the Archdiocese is “still falling short in its child safeguarding arrangements” despite recommendations from major reform reports in the 2001 Nolan Report and the 2007 Cumberlege Report. The most senior Catholic in the UK stands accused of being more concerned with protecting the Church’s reputation than historic victims of child sex abuse in a government inquiry report.An official report published yesterday concluded that children could have been saved in the Archdiocese of Birmingham had the Catholic Church not “repeatedly failed” to alert police to allegations.Since the mid 1930s, there have been more than 130 allegations of child sexual abuse made against 78 people associated with the Archdiocese. At least 13 of them have been convicted in criminal courts and three others have been cautioned.However the true scale of offending is likely to be “far higher”, the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) concluded. It said that “in some cases, the lack of action by the church meant that the abuser was free to continue to commit acts of child sexual abuse”.In his former role as Archbishop of Birmingham between 2000 and 2009, Cardinal Vincent Nichols claimed that a documentary – about the confrontation of a “serial child abuser” priest after he fled to the US – was “insensitive”.However the report criticised Cardinal Nichols, 73, who now sits as the Archbishop of Westminster, for failing to prioritise the welfare of children over the reputation of the church during his tenure. After avoiding prosecution for 25 years, he was eventually extradited from the US after being helped to flee there in 1985. He had continued to receive financial support from the church for seven years. Problems such as record-keeping “do not seem to have been addressed to date”, the authors concluded.Peter Saunders, founder of the National Association for People Abused in Childhood (NAPAC) said: “They have to get their act together. Children are inherently unsafe in that place. That’s the thing that strikes terror into my heart.”This is 2019 – I was abused 50 years ago and children are still in danger today. That can’t be allowed.”The investigation into the Archdiocese of Birmingham examined its response to child sexual abuse in the cases of four priests.These included: John Tolkein, the son of the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit author, JRR Tolkein, who was first accused of sexually abusing a 12-year-old boy in 1957 but no action was ever taken to ascertain whether other children may be at risk. Instead, Tolkein was sent for “treatment” and died before ever being convicted of an offence.Another former priest referenced in the report was James Robinson, a motorbike-riding “role-model” to his victims who is currently serving a 21-year prison sentence. It found that his reaction to the 2003 BBC documentary “led many to think that the Church was still more concerned with protecting itself than the protection of children” and concluded that his response to the screening was “misplaced and missed the point”. 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. read more

Burger Kings Twitter page is hacked gains 30k new followers

first_imgTHE OFFICIAL TWITTER account for Burger King was taken over by hackers earlier today – who managed to gain over 30,000 new followers before their antics got the account suspended.The users behind the account rebranded it with a McDonalds avatar and background, changing the bio to read: “Just got sold to McDonalds because the whopper flopped =[“.About 50 tweets were posted by the hackers, who may have been able to maintain control of the page because today is a national holiday – President’s Day – in the United States, meaning most corporate buildings are closed.Having been taken over at about 5pm Irish time, it was not until 6:15pm that the account was suspended – but the event will reap some long-term benefit for BK’s online presence, given that its number of followers swelled from just under 75,000 to just under 110,000 before the plug was pulled.Read: Twitter attacked by ‘sophisticated’ hackerslast_img read more

Countys splash pads safe way to enjoy the water

first_imgHanging out at a swim beach can be a great way to spend a warm summer day, but officials at Clark County Public Health are warning swimmers against jumping in without looking first.Vancouver Lake, Battle Ground Lake and Klineline Pond are the only swim beaches that the county routinely monitors, and Vancouver Lake is already closed due to toxic algae.Brian Schlottmann, program manager for environmental public health, said that families looking for a place to enjoy the water should consider splash pads. All fountains in Vancouver city parks use chlorinated sanitized water.Schlottmann said although the county doesn’t monitor all swimming areas for toxins, it does respond to reports of troubled water. So far this year, there have not been any such calls.He said water that has what looks like brown, red or green paint on the surface, or water that does not look clean, may contain toxins — or it could be natural plant growth.last_img read more

EPA to Hold Listening Sessions at Two Defense Communities

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR The Environmental Protection Agency will hold public meetings in Horsham, Pa., and Fountain, Colo., as part of its effort to craft a management plan for responding to the widespread contamination of drinking water supplies by PFOA and PFOS, the agency announced last week. The meeting in Horsham is scheduled for July 25; the meeting in Fountain has not yet been scheduled.At the initial listening and working sessions held last month in Exeter, N.H., EPA officials said they believe agency leadership is determined to act. “I feel cautiously optimistic,” community leader Andrea Amico told the Bucks County Courier Times. “We told them, ‘We want you to make decisions based on the best interests of public health, and not to allow the interests of industry and [military] to impact your decisions,’” Amico said. Officials, however, provided few details on what actions they would take next.Photo courtesy of EPAlast_img read more

India rules out mediation between Myanmar Bangladesh

first_imgNaikhangchhari Rohingya camp. Photo: Sabina YasminRussian government-controlled news agency Sputnik has said the Indian government has denied reports that it is interested in mediating between Myanmar and Bangladesh to resolve the Rohingya crisis.“India’s Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has said that the government has no plans to act as a mediator between Myanmar and Bangladesh to solve the Rohingya refugee crisis,” said the report published on Friday.Read more: India asks Myanmar to take action against Rohingyas accused of killing Hindus“India has categorically said that the government will only provide humanitarian assistance to Bangladesh to deal with the heavy influx of Rohingyas who have been entering the country after fleeing persecution in Myanmar,” added the report.”We are focusing on the humanitarian assistance under ‘Operation Insaniyat’ and we have sent out three sorties of relief material. Thousands of family packets have been delivered, these items consist of materials to be used by the families who have been displaced and who are in Bangladesh,” MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar was quoted by the Russian news agency.”The two countries are in close touch, they are coordinating the situation which is developing out of the arrival of the displaced persons in the country. We are committed to assist Bangladesh and are extending our full support in handling this issue,” said the foreign ministry spokesperson.Earlier, Bangladesh had asked India to use its influence to put pressure on Myanmar to end violence in Rakhine state.The sudden influx of around half a million Rohingyas in Bangladesh has put enormous strain on the government. Prime minister Sheikh Hasina has appealed to the international community for help.In another report, the Russian news agency also said India is reluctant to send its diplomats to tour Myanmar’s volatile region.“Indian foreign office says independent media-persons could visit Rakhine state but the participation of diplomats has not been discussed yet,” said the report.“India’s Ministry of External Affairs has declined to confirm the participation of Indian officials in the international ‘Diplomatic Core Team’ that is to visit Myanmar’s restive Rakhine state next week,” it added.The team comprises diplomats from various countries invited by the Myanmar government to have a sense of the ground situation in Rakhine state where the government forces and the Rohingya community, the majority of which are Muslims, are engaged in a bloody armed conflict, according to the report.last_img read more

Watch These Movies Before Good Boys

first_imgSuperbadSuperbad may be about awkward horny nerdy high school seniors instead of ignorant twelve-year-olds, but both films are part of the modern raunchy coming of age tradition. Superbad was also written by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, who are producing Good Boys. You’re gonna McLove it.BooksmartBooksmart is this year’s other heir to Superbad. It just flips the script by starring dorky high school girls instead of boys. Jonah Hill’s literal real-life sister plays the role Jonah Hill might have played. But by all accounts this cast, along with first-time director Olivia Wilde, did a great job bringing this underlooked perspective to the screen.Revenge of the NerdsSex comedies always have a tricky time aging well because they’re wedded to the social standards of their time, social standards that thankfully improve as society gets more progressive. So rewatching bits of Revenge of the Nerds may be… tough, especially in today’s climate of fake nerd victimhood. But it is a part of the canon.RoomPart of what’s wild about Good Boys is the chance to see child star Jacob Tremblay act his age for once. Yeah it’s R-rated but at least it’s a movie about kids being kids. Compared that to his breakthrough role in Room, a movie about him and his mother being trapped in a room for the first five years of his life before he gets to see the outside world. It’s really good, but a real bummer.It: Chapter OneStephen King gets a lot of credit for the brutal surreal horror of his novels and their various adaptations, but he’s also great at just showing kids being kids. Children experience fear on a different level than adults, their discovery of bad things in the adult world and the resultant loss of innocence is a different type of terror. This all comes together in It: Chapter One, a movie about how trauma complicates childhood nostalgia and how clowns in the sewer are waiting to eat you.DeadpoolDeadpool is the ultimate little boy movie, even though it’s rated R, especially because it’s rated R. Wade Wilson is a perpetually juvenile walking cartoon who swears and has sex and makes poop jokes and cuts up all the bad guys. It’s the perfect movie to sneak into while no one is looking. In the sequel they even gave him a troubled little mutant boy to nurture, which is just sweet.Mid90sMid90s, Jonah Hill’s directorial debut, is a certainly more dramatic look at boyhood than the pure romp of Good Boys. But they share similar vibes of kids trying their hardest to grow up too fast. It just feels more tragic here because of how much tougher Hill’s world is. Come for the kid from God of War, stay for the 90s LA skaters. For good or for ill, the current dominance of nerd nostalgia blockbusters has a lot of adults acting like children. So as the summer winds down maybe mix it up and see a movie about children trying their hardest to act like adults. Good Boys might as well be about three boys who stand on each other in a trenchcoat to go sneak into an R-rated movie, an R-rated movie like Good Boys. But if you’re already old enough to kiss girls, here’s how to get back in that edge of puberty mindset.Watch these movies before Good Boys. Vintage Shelf: Spike Lee Brings the Heat in ‘Do The Right Thing…Top Movie and TV Trailers You Might Have Missed This Week center_img Stay on targetlast_img read more

Pokemon Go players cheat with drone

first_img Every Pokemon’s dream is to find a trainer that let’s them get lit AF. What does the “Go” in Pokemon Go stand for? “Go” outside – but some players refuse to accept this new way of life, struggling with the idea of social interaction and the excruciating thought of physical exertion. One group of trainers, however, have gamed the system to serve their lazy needs, but are you still the very best if you use technical prowess for evil? This Pokemon Go hack proves that drone strikes have finally gone too far.Rivaling Team Rocket as far as zany plans go, these trainers combined a remotely-controlled smartphone with a drone to capture Pokemon from the comfort of their rooftop, muttering their distorted, evil mantra, “gotta catch ’em all,” under their breaths before they begin. What we witness next is reprehensible, an onslaught of Pokemon capturing from their rooftop lair. Poor, innocent Pokemon being torn from their simple, wild lives to call these horrible trainers “master.” Twisted laughter erupts as the countless exploits of their drone idea bear fruit. They’ve done it, they’ve won, but at what cost?While we have yet to receive comment from any major US intelligence agency, and we know for a fact the military is playing the game, it’s safe to assume these men are now on a list. We can only pray that justice is served quickly and with no quarter. Perhaps if we cut off this head, the Team Rocket hydra will finally come out of hiding and Giovanni will finally show his face. For the sake of the righteous trainers using Pokemon Go to fulfill their drams, we hope so. Photo Credit: NobodyEpic on Twitter<><>last_img read more

How to Rename Bluetooth Devices in Windows 10

first_imgClick About. Credit: MicrosoftMacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?Apple’s entry-level MacBook Air and Pro look pretty similar, but our testing proved they differ in crucial ways.Your Recommended PlaylistVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Which Cheap Tablet Is Best? Amazon Fire 7 vs Walmart Onn02:45关闭选项Automated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-US facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/rename-bluetooth-device-windows-10?jwsource=cl已复制直播00:0003:4603:46 How to Configure Microsoft Word’s Spell Check and AutocorrectHow to Import Gmail Contacts to Windows 10How to Add Your Own Soundtrack to a Video in Windows 10 by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeVikings: Free Online GameIf you’re over 40 – this game is a must!Vikings: Free Online GameUndoKelley Blue Book5 Mid-engine Corvettes That Weren’tKelley Blue BookUndoForbesAmerica’s Richest Self-Made WomenForbesUndoVerizon WirelessThis new phone will blow your mind.Verizon WirelessUndoTODAYPolice Identify Girl Licking Ice Cream Tub In Viral VideoTODAYUndoMy Food and FamilyHealthy, Homemade Drunken Thai Noodles In Just 20 MinutesMy Food and FamilyUndoAdvertisement It’s not well-known, but you can rename Bluetooth devices much like you’d rename your home WiFi network. Acting much like an SSID, the Bluetooth device name appears in a list of available options any time you are attempting to pair two devices. But what most don’t realize is that your Cannon DSLR doesn’t always have to be Canon_EOSxyz123, it can be something more recognizable like, “Canon DSLR” or “backup Android device.”Open the Start menu by clicking the Windows icon at the bottom left of the Desktop. Click Restart now. Enter a new name in the Rename your PC dialog box. Click Rename this PC, under Device specifications. Choose Settings from the list of options. Just click the gear icon to open the settings menu.  Select System under Windows Settings. last_img read more

Lenovo Just Unveiled Worlds First Foldable PC and I Tried It

first_img Responsible for the editorial vision for Laptop Mag and Tom’s Guide, Mark Spoonauer has been Editor in Chief of LAPTOP since 2003 and has covered technology for nearly 15 years. Mark speaks at key tech industry events and makes regular media appearances on CNBC, Fox and CNN. Mark was previously reviews editor at Mobile Computing, and his work has appeared in Wired, Popular Science and Inc. Designed for road warriors and business executives, as well as “tech enthusiasts,” Lenovo’s new foldable is designed to be a primary PC that can replace your laptop. It features a 13.3-inch OLED screen with 2K resolution. When folded in half, you get two 9.6-inch displays.With its torque hinge, Lenovo’s foldable PC can be used in various modes, whether you want to use it as a book, tablet with pen, video player or laptop in clamshell mode. You can also set up the stand and use the foldable PC in desktop mode with an external mechanical keyboard.AdvertisementOne of the coolest things about seeing this next-generation ThinkPad X1 in person is that there’s almost no visible crease in the center of the screen, so there’s nothing to distract you from your work or immersive content. Lenovo says that it worked with LG Display on the screen and that the overall product has been in development for three years.If you’re worried about durability — and we would too given the Galaxy Fold’s issues — Lenovo says that it doubled the hinge cycles that it tests for laptops on this foldable PC. In addition, this device will meet the same overall testing standards as other ThinkPads.MORE: Which ThinkPad Laptop is Right For You?Because it is still very early, Lenovo isn’t saying what specific operating system this will run (saying only Windows) nor which processor (only Intel). Lenovo is also being vague about battery life, claiming that its foldable PC will have an “all-day battery.”We do know some other details, though. The ThinkPad X1 foldable PC prototype has two USB C ports, an IR camera (presumably for Windows Hello) and stereo speakers.It’s way too soon to say whether Lenovo’s first foldable PC will succeed. Even if it has the durability the Galaxy Fold lacks, we don’t know anything about the price or the speed of this system. But I am impressed by the versatility of its design and can see it making a splash at least with early adopters. Credit: Laptop Mag Mark Spoonauer, LAPTOP Editor in Chief on Intel says that it will be at least two years before laptops with foldable screens take off, but someone forgot to tell that to Lenovo, which just unveiled a prototype for a new foldable ThinkPad running Windows that will go on sale in 2020.The best part? This foldable PC, which will be part of the ThinkPad X1 family, already seems to sidestep at least one of the Galaxy Fold’s design problems. Lenovo Foldable PC ThinkPad X1 Hands-on: The Future of Computing?Lenovo’s new foldable PC features a 13-inch foldable OLED screen you can use in multiple modes, a pen and no crease.Volume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?03:46 facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/lenovo-foldable-thinkpad-x1-release-date-specs?jwsource=cl已复制直播00:0002:1102:11Your Recommended Playlist03:46MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?02:01Apple’s Mac & iPad Pro Event: 5 Things You Need To Know01:30Best & Worst Laptop Brands 201901:30How to Use VLOOKUP in Excel01:07How to Find Your MAC Address in Windows 1001:34How to Reset a Windows 10 PC01:32How to Turn Your Windows 10 PC into a Wireless Display关闭  Mark Spoonauer, LAPTOP Editor in Chief Author Bio by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeKelley Blue BookYou Won’t Believe How Affordable These Ford Car Models AreKelley Blue BookUndoForbes.com12 House Renovation Mistakes, In PicturesForbes.comUndoTODAYPolice Identify Girl Licking Ice Cream Tub In Viral VideoTODAYUndoVerizon WirelessThis new phone will blow your mind.Verizon WirelessUndoMy Food and FamilyHealthy, Homemade Drunken Thai Noodles In Just 20 MinutesMy Food and FamilyUndoInspiratoThese 4 Rarely Visited Islands Are GorgeousInspiratoUndoAdvertisementlast_img read more