On June 20 in 2017, Anil Kumble stepped down as India coach after a successful one-year term – the move, fair to say, took everyone by surprise.However, this move was probably on the cards as the legendary leg-spinner was struggling to get along with India captain Virat Kohli and the rest of the players in the dressing room.Kumble had been appointed coach in June 2016 for a one-year term by the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) and was instantly successful. Under him, India won Test series against West Indies, New Zealand, England, Bangladesh and Australia.Reports of a rift between Kohli and Kumble had emerged after the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) invited fresh applications for the coaching job days before the start ICC Champions Trophy in England last year.Virat Kohli’s lack of respect for India’s legends absolutely shockingThe Indian board had stated back then that it was a mere formality to ensure a fairness in the process. Kumble had re-applied despite being told he would get a direct entry into the pool.India were thrashed in the Champions Trophy final against arch-rivals Pakistan and had to depart immediately afterwards for their tour of the West Indies.Kumble however, did not travel with the team from England to the Caribbean for the limited-overs tour from June 23 and decided to stay back in London to attend the International Cricket Council (ICC) meeting.Anil Kumble goes out as one of India’s most successful coachesKumble’s one-year term saw India flourish in Test cricket with 17 matches being played against four teams – West Indies, New Zealand, England and Australia – over the course of the year.advertisementIndia also regained the top spot in the ICC Test rankings during this period and reached the final of the Champions Trophy before losing to Pakistan by 180 runs.Kumble’s term was supposed to end after the Champions Trophy but a few weeks back would have seen him not continuing in his role.Sources told India Today that the players were unhappy with the fact that there was no freedom in the dressing room and insisted that the coach did not enjoy cordial relations with the players.Soon, the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) stepped in to intervene and even met Kohli a day before the Champions Trophy final to discuss the coaching issue.Kohli had in a press conference before India’s opening match against Pakistan, had denied any reports of a rift with Kumble as mere rumours.Earlier, the BCCI had shortlisted five candidates – Virender Sehwag, Tom Moody, Lalchand Rajput, Richard Pybus and Dodda Ganesh. Kumble had re-applied despite being told he would get a direct entry into the pool.The advisory committee had met in London and decided to firmly back Kumble to stay on as coach.Sehwag emerged as the second best option.After Kumble’s resignation, Ravi Shastri was appointed as India’s full-time coach.Here is a timeline of the events from the very beginning when Kumble was appointed as head coach post in 2016:June 23, 2016 – BCCI’s Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) comprising of Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman appoints Anil Kumble as head coach on a one-year term, ahead of former Team India Director Ravi Shastri.March 25, 2017 – Kohli and Kumble reportedly have disagreements over who should replace the India captain in the playing XI for the deciding Test match against Australia in Dharamsala. Kumble went with chinaman Kuldeep Yadav, a decision which Kohli did not agree with.May 23, 2017 – India coach Anil Kumble, in his presentation to the BCCI, asks for batting coach Sanjay Bangar to also be appointed assistant coach and creates a slot for a bowling coach to feature in a structured support staff for Team India.May 25, 2017 – BCCI begins hunt to select the new head coach of the senior men’s team taking everyone by surprise although Kumble was assured of a direct entry for the process. The Indian board later clarified that it was a mere formality to ensure a fairness in the process.May 29, 2017 – Reports of a rift between head coach Anil Kumble and India captain Virat Kohli comes to light. Sources told India Today that the players are unhappy with the fact that there was no freedom in the dressing room and insisted that the coach does enjoy cordial relations with the players.June 1, 2017 – Virender Sehwag, Tom Moody, Richard Pybus, Lalchand Rajput and Dodda Ganesh among six candidates who applied for the role of the Indian cricket team’s head coach. Incumbent Anil Kumbe also reapplies.advertisementJune 2, 2017 – Ramachandra Guha resigns from the BCCI’s Committee of Administrators (CoA), says superstar culture was still prevalent under the CoA.June 3, 2017 – India captain Virat Kohli denies rift with head coach Anil Kumble. “There are no problems within the team and people are just making things up. There are agreements and disagreements which is basic human nature,” Kohli said before India’s Champions Trophy opener against Pakistan.June 17, 2017 – BCCI’s Cricket Advisory Committee meets with Virat Kohli and decides that the issue should be further dealt with after the Champions Trophy.June 20, 2017 – Team India leaves for West Indies tour, Anil Kumble stays back. A BCCI source later confirms that Kumble has stayed back in London to attend the ICC meeting scheduled to be held in London and will later join the team in West Indies.June 20, 2017 – Later in the evening, Anil Kumble steps down from his post as Team India head coach. It is reported that he turned down the offer given to him by BCCI’s Cricket Advisory Committee on Tuesday, which was Kumble’s last day as India head coach.
Transfers Chelsea never wanted Vardy, says Conte Nizaar Kinsella Click here to see more stories from this author Chelsea correspondent 06:45 1/13/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Transfers Chelsea Manchester City Manchester United Leicester City Premier League Antonio Conte The Blues boss insists that he never asked his board to secure the Leicester City striker Chelsea are thought to be interested in adding a back-up striker in January, with Michy Batshuayi looking for a loan move, but Antonio Conte insists that he’s never requested a move for Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy. Vardy is undoubtedly Leicester’s most important striker and helped the club win a shock Premier League title in the 2015-16 season under Claudio Ranieri, scoring 24 goals that season.He faces a race to be fit for his side’s visit to Stamford Bridge on Saturday after missing an FA Cup third-round match against Fleetwood Town. 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 Conte says that while he admires Vardy, the Blues have never approached the striker during his time at Stamford Bridge. “No, honestly we didn’t speak about him, but I repeat we are talking about a really good player,” Conte told reporters at Cobham Training Centre. “For sure Vardy is a really good player and I don’t like to speak about players of other teams, but in this case we are not talking about transfer market.”I appreciate a lot this player because he is a really good player, Vardy. He played for the national team and is scoring with regularity in this league and is a good player, but this different — I am talking about him because you ask me and not the transfer market.”Chelsea are looking at options to loan Charly Musonda but have been reluctant to loan Kenedy, who has not had much game time but is operating as a back-up to Marcos Alonso at left wing-back. Conte says Chelsea may consider promoting an academy player to allow Kenedy to go on loan, with Newcastle United interested in adding the Brazilian in January. “In this case we have two solutions,” Conte added. “If Kenedy goes on loan, we go to take another player or we take a player from the academy. Then the club has to decide which solution the club prefer.”Conte thinks that the big Premier League teams are aiming to “kill” each other in the transfer market as Manchester City and Manchester United reportedly tussle over Alexis Sanchez. Sanchez looks set to depart Arsenal in January or over the summer, with only six months remaining on his contract, and it doesn’t look like Chelsea will make an approach, despite Conte’s admiration for the forward. In terms of net spending, Chelsea were outdone by both Manchester clubs in the summer transfer window and have only added Ross Barkley for £15 million from Everton this winter, despite Diego Costa’s £59m move to Atletico Madrid.”I understand that the other teams try to kill the other teams and to anticipate the situation and this is the real transfer market, not to wait until the last moment to buy the players,” he said.”If you anticipate the transfer market you become stronger and you make the other team weak, and I have great respect for the plan of the others because everyone is trying to kill you.”
England Women’s manager Phil Neville has said he fears no side in the Women’s World Cup.The Lionesses face Cameroon in the round of 16 on Sunday, after progressing with a perfect record from the group stages for the first time in their World Cup history.Despite that success, Neville acknowledged that each game had seen some sloppy passages from his team but also admitted his own standards might be unrealistically high. 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? “Yes, it does frustrate me,” the former Manchester United player said at a press conference.“I’m looking for something that may take a long time to achieve, that total domination for 90 minutes. I sometimes expect more of them, but maybe no team can do it for 90 minutes.“My expectation levels are sometimes higher than what’s achievable. But I have to keep pushing the standards.“And so far I’ve seen nothing in this tournament that gives me fear. I’ve seen nothing that makes me go: ‘Oh dear me, if we play them we’re going to struggle’.”England are favourites to beat Cameroon and progress to the quarter-finals, where they would face Norway, who beat Australia in a penalty shootout on Saturday, should they advance.Despite that, Neville will not underestimate their opponents, saying that his team could struggle against a defensive style.“Our biggest tests are going to be against teams like that, the teams that we’re expected to beat but will sit low and really try to stifle us,” he continued.“My players are looking forward to the games where teams will come out at us, give us more spaces to play and to counter-attack.”No team at this World Cup has rotated as much as the Lionesses, and Neville says he has made those changes based on tactical needs in each game.“We pick players based on their profiles,” the 42-year-old added.“Over the years I’ve learned that, if you have one cog that’s not quite right in the system, that flow of how you want to play can’t work.”“It’s not science, it’s common sense, it’s playing the right players in the right positions for the style of football you want to implement in a specific game.”
NORMAN, OK – OCTOBER 18: An Oklahoma Sooners helmet is seen during warmups before the game between the Oklahoma Sooners and the Kansas State Wildcats October 18, 2014 at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Oklahoma. The Wildcats defeated the Sooners 31-30. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)Oklahoma opens up the 2018 season this Saturday. The Sooners host a non-conference foe, FAU.Oklahoma fans will get their first look at new quarterback Kyler Murray. They can also see their defense go up against what should be a pretty explosive FAU offense this season under Lane Kiffin.The Sooners are decisive favorites in this game, but it should be a pretty good Week 1 test.It’s football time in Oklahoma!? Saturday? 11 a.m. CT? Florida Atlantic? https://t.co/Q28yviZQFU ? https://t.co/SHd7FT06Nn pic.twitter.com/aqUuTae7Za— Oklahoma Football (@OU_Football) August 27, 2018Kickoff for this game is set for noon ET on FOX.Here’s who will be broadcasting the action:Play-by-play: Gus JohnsonGame analyst: Joel KlattSideline reporter: Jenny TaftOklahoma is a 21-point favorite over the Owls.
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Press Trust of India New DelhiAugust 12, 2019UPDATED: August 12, 2019 17:25 IST Indian women’s football team had a third place finish in COTIF Cup. (Twitter/@IndianFootball)HIGHLIGHTSIndian women football team was awarded special third place trophy in COTIF CupIndia won two whereas lost as many matches in COTIF CupIt was the Indian team’s best finish in the tournamentImpressed with the Indian women’s football team’s performance in the COTIF Cup in Valencia, the tournament’s president handed the players a special third-placed trophy.India played four matches in the COTIF Cup, out of which they won two (3-1 against Mauritania and 7-0 against Bolivia) and lost as many (0-2 against both Villarreal and Spain U-19).This is the team’s best finish in the tournament, and it also won the Fair Play award.”Our performances were much better this time, and the organisers of the tournament took note of that,” said India head coach Maymol Rocky.”Even the two matches that we lost against Villarreal and Spain were close encounters, and they really appreciated the improvement we’ve shown in the last one year.”The improvement in performances since the 2018 edition impressed COTIF president Eliseu Gmez Tormos so much that he ended up doing something that was never done before.”The organisation has valued the immense progress made by the Indian women’s team over the last year. They have been a combative side with a warrior spirit that has made the fans here at COTIF fall in love with them,” said Tormos.”For all this, we have given them the prize for the national team that has behaved in the most sporting manner in the event, and I hope that they can come back here next year and repeat their performance once again in 2020. For all that India has offered us, and for being a revelation this year, I would like to thank them,” he stated.advertisementThe COTIF president also congratulated the Indian coach personally after the tournament.”We were awarded the fair play trophy, but there was no specific prize for the third-placed teams. However, the day after the last match, the local organisers presented us with a trophy, and the COTIF President also came over to congratulate us on the massive improvement we have shown,” Rocky said.Also Read | Want to see Sunil Chhetri leading India in FIFA World Cup: Virat KohliAlso Read | FIFA asks for update on Indian football roadmap, AIFF says solution in 2-3 yrsAlso See For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get 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 byAnita Jat Tags :Follow Indian women football teamFollow COTIF Cup Next Indian women’s football team handed special trophy in COTIF CupIndia played four matches in the COTIF Cup, out of which they won two (3-1 against Mauritania and 7-0 against Bolivia) and lost as many (0-2 against both Villarreal and Spain U-19) to finish third in the tournament.advertisement
The province is moving good jobs to Cape Breton and making further improvements to the program that collects court-ordered child and spousal support payments. Maintenance Enforcement Program offices will be consolidated in New Waterford in Cape Breton, a change that will improve service delivery, make the program more efficient, and move nearly 25 civil service jobs to Cape Breton. Eleven of the program’s employees already work in the Sydney area. “This change is part of ongoing efforts to improve this program by providing efficient, effective and consistent services for Nova Scotians and their families,” said Deputy Premier Frank Corbett, on behalf of Justice Minister Ross Landry. “Moving the program to one location in Cape Breton is the next step in providing better client service while moving good jobs to areas.” The program collects court-ordered spousal and child support payments, known as maintenance. Just over 16,000 women and families receive payments every month. Service is currently delivered online, via telephone and in five locations around the province. “Like all Nova Scotians, government wants strong and vibrant communities right across this province — in rural and urban centres,” said Mr. Corbett. “We saw an opportunity to bring good jobs to a Cape Breton community that has lost jobs recently, where government hasn’t had offices before. This is a move that will allow government to continue to improve a program that Nova Scotia families rely on by making it even more effective and efficient.” Consolidating program offices in one location will mean more consistent oversight, better opportunity for staff training, and new ways of providing client service while keeping good jobs in smaller communities. The majority of clients access the Maintenance Enforcement Program online and through a telephone information line. Each month, the website gets 10,000 hits and the secure online payment system is accessed 7,000 times. About 25,000 calls are made to the information line. Only about two per cent of clients visit the five offices every month. “Our community of New Waterford has suffered greatly from the loss of coal mining, but today’s announcement shows that the province is committed to rebuilding our community with good, sustainable jobs,” said Councillor Kim Desveaux, Cape Breton Regional Municipality. “For our community to rebuild, we need investment, good jobs, and a strong working relationship among all levels of government. Decentralizing jobs to rural areas is a great step toward building strong communities that are part of a stronger Nova Scotia.” Consolidating the Maintenance Enforcement Program in one location is in keeping with the model used in seven other provinces and territories who use a more centralized model to deliver this type of service. The province has already closed three Maintenance Enforcement Program regional offices over the last decade and some program functions have been centralized in Sydney and Halifax. This is one of three moves announced today by the province. Program employees on the mainland will have the option of moving to Cape Breton or considering other opportunities in government. Relocation is expected to happen over the next year. Updates will be available on the Department of Justice’s website at www.gov.ns.ca/just/mep .
VICTORIA — A British Columbia man has died of a rare viral rabies infection, the first such case in the province since 2003.Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry says the man was in contact with a bat in mid-May and developed symptoms compatible with rabies six weeks later.She says in a news release that while the exposure in this case was on Vancouver Island, bats in all areas of B.C. are known to carry rabies.The Health Ministry is not releasing further information about the man to ensure privacy for his family.The news release says family members, close community contacts and health care workers who cared for the man are being assessed and given post-exposure rabies preventative measures if needed.The release says overall in Canada, there have been only 24 known cases of viral rabies infections since the 1920s, and the most recent cases were in Ontario in 2012 and Alberta in 2007.“If anyone in B.C. comes in contact with a bat (even if there is no obvious bite or scratch), wash the area with soap and water. Then consult a health-care provider or local public health department immediately. They will assess the risk of rabies and may provide a vaccine to prevent infection,” the release says.It adds that bats are the only known carriers of the rabies virus in the province and about 13 per cent of bats tested in B.C. are positive for rabies.“This presents an ongoing risk for people and for companion animals, such as cats and dogs. It is important to ensure pets’ rabies vaccinations are up to date. If you believe your pet has had contact with a bat, consult your veterinarian.”The Canadian Press
The Canadian PressOTTAWA – Justin Trudeau is expected to give his first press conference today as prime minister-designate, hours after he steamrolled his Liberal party to a stunning majority victory.Trudeau will no doubt be riding on an electoral high from the 184 seats the Liberals captured – an increase of a whopping 149 ridings from the last election – but he will already be facing tough questions on how and when he will implement his plan.He has said that the first piece of legislation his government would put forward is one to lower taxes for the middle class and raise taxes for the wealthiest Canadians.The Liberal party becomes the first ever to vault directly from third party status to government. Even the Liberals’ internal pollster, who foresaw a majority, hadn’t imagined a total so high.Trudeau, 43, completes the first father-son dynasty in Canada’s federal government history, as the first-born of Pierre Elliott Trudeau follows in his father’s footsteps.Trudeau faced more than two years of Conservative attack ads before defeating Harper, including a barrage of “just not ready” ads so ubiquitous that school-age children could recite them.Notwithstanding his appeal to Canadians’ “better angels,” the new prime minister-designate gave a lengthy denunciation Monday night of what he called the politics of division and fear, including a defence of veiled Muslim women who became an unlikely wedge issue during the campaign.“Canadians have spoken,” Trudeau said.“You want a government with a vision and an agenda for this country that is positive and ambitious and hopeful. Well, my friends, I promise you tonight that I will lead that government ? I will be that prime minister.”During the October crisis of 1970, Pierre Trudeau famously told an inquiring reporter “Just watch me,” when asked how far he would go in limiting civil liberties to combat separatist terrorists. The elder Trudeau went on to shape much of the modern Canadian state that Prime Minister Stephen Harper came to power in 2006 in part to re-make.With the magnitude of the Conservative party loss still sinking in, the Conservative leader – who called the extraordinarily long, 78-day election on Aug. 2 after almost 10 years in power – is stepping down as party leader, according to a statement from party president John Walsh.“The prime minister indicated that he will continue to sit as a member of Parliament and asks that a process to both select an interim leader and initiate the leadership selection process in our party begin immediately,” says the Walsh letter.Harper did not announce his resignation in a concession speech to party faithful in Calgary, stating only that the “disappointment you also feel is my responsibility and mine alone.”But he offered gracious congratulations to his younger opponent.“While tonight’s result is certainly not the one we had hoped for, the people are never wrong,” said the prime minister, adding he had called Trudeau and “assured him of my full co-operation during the process of transition in the coming days.”Finance Minister Joe Oliver, Immigration Minister Chris Alexander, Fisheries Minister Gail Shea, Veterans Minister Julian Fantino and Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt were among the Conservative cabinet ministers rejected by voters.NDP Leader Tom Mulcair, who’d aspired to lead Canada’s first NDP federal government, instead lost the party’s hard-won 2011 grip on official Opposition status. That role will fall to the Conservatives.Mulcair, however, managed to hold on to his Montreal seat despite a tough Liberal challenge.NDP stars including deputy leader Megan Leslie and foreign affairs critic Paul Dewar also fell to Liberal challengers. Olivia Chow – her late husband, Jack Layton, led the NDP’s so-called “orange crush” in 2011 – succumbed to Liberal juggernaut Adam Vaughan in downtown Toronto.Green party Leader Elizabeth May was also re-elected on Vancouver Island, while Bloc Quebecois Leader Gilles Duceppe went down to defeat.The New Democrats were decimated, dropping to 44 seats after entering the election with 95. Mulcair had a tough fight just hanging on to his own Montreal riding.
1 November 2007The Security Council’s Counter-Terrorism Committee (CTC) has wrapped up a meeting in Nairobi with a plan for specific steps to boost border security. The Security Council’s Counter-Terrorism Committee (CTC) has wrapped up a meeting in Nairobi with a plan for specific steps to boost border security.A joint statement and action plan issued by the Committee and some three dozen international, regional and subregional organizations stated the participants’ intention to share information on border control and security matters, giving due regard to confidentiality of information, by providing guidance material on regional policies, legal instruments, and best practices.They also called for coordinated activities aimed at encouraging countries to develop plans and strategies to protect their borders and assistance to Members States with devising strategies and policies to counter the scourge.The statement was adopted at the conclusion of the Committee’s fifth special meeting with international, regional and subregional organizations, held from 29 to 31 October at the UN headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya. Previous gatherings were held in 2003 in New York and Washington, D.C., in 2004 in Vienna and in 2005 in Almaty, Kazakhstan.The meeting’s working sessions covered the various international standards and methods of ensuring the security of cargo, civil aviation and maritime transport; law enforcement and its role in safeguarding borders; and asylum and refugee protection issues.Along with the Committee’s Executive Directorate (CTED), the discussions were led by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL), the World Customs Organization (WCO) and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
A massive demonstration is to take place in Tamil Nadu next month over various issues concerrning Sri Lanka, the Tamil Ealam Supporters Organization (TESO) announced today.Tamil Nadu’s DMK party chief M. Karunanidhi attended the TESO meeting on Sri Lanka today together with representatives of several other political parties and groups in South India. It also urged the Indian government to take a firm stand on alleged attacks on Indian fishermen who enter Sri Lankan waters.TESO decided to stage a demonstration across Tamil Nadu on August 8 to highlight these concerns. (Colombo Gazette) At the meeting held in Chennai, TESO members said that the Indian government must ensure the 13th Amendment to the constitution in Sri Lanka is fully implimented and not diluted. TESO also decided to push the Indian government to boycott the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Sri Lanka in November over human rights concerns.
“Peru attaches the greatest importance to the 2030 Agenda,” he said, adding that “we’ve agreed to transform the world in one generation.”Mr. Meza-Cuadra said that, for the first time in history, the world had a universal instrument it could use to eradicate poverty and achieve sustainable development. To that end, he told the General Assembly that Peru had decided to strengthen and renew the global partnership for development. He also stressed the need for social inclusion as part of the new Agenda, noting that priority should be given “to economic and social groups left behind, those that are vulnerable, including more often than not indigenous peoples, the elderly, people with disabilities and migrants.”Mr. Meza-Cuadra also said that in order to implement the Agenda, it is essential to allocate sufficient resources, including budgets for programmes involving social inclusion, “especially in the field of health and education and giving priority to the health of our children, gender equality and the empowerment of women.”Turning his remarks to climate change, he noted that at the upcoming conference in Paris, a universal, well-balanced and binding agreement to deal with the issue must be agreed. He added that climate change and environmental challenges are endless, noting that Peru experienced a particular problem with El Niño. The Permanent Representative of Honduras to the United Nations focused her address to the General Assembly on the issue of migration, underlining that “mass migrations are merely asymptomatic consequence of other acute problems that must be addressed,” and that all nations have a responsibility to address them.Ambassador Mary Flores of Honduras to the United Nations addresses the general debate of the General Assembly’s seventieth session. UN Photo/Kim HaughtonMs. Mary Flores stressed the need for results, not promises, as “despair drains even the greatest patience.” “The answer to this serious dilemma is not something we have to invent,” she continued, “It lies at the foundation of the national values of civilization in the divine principals of spirituality that make up the convergent points of all religions. It is contained in the minutes of the Charter doctrine that inspires the very existence of the United Nations.”
Mr. Guterres declared that the Organization’s work to promote peace and security, human rights, development and climate action, can only progress in Africa if the UN works hand in hand with the AU.The UN chief emphasised the “alignment” between the UN’s and African Union’s respective plans to ramp up inclusive and environmentally responsible economic development: the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and the African Union’s Agenda 2063.The common battle they face, he continued, is to secure the necessary financing for development, particularly for Africa. Mr. Guterres said that development there is a “fundamental precondition” for a more peaceful world, and for well-managed migration, and, therefore, that improved funding is “in the interests of the whole international community.”With regard to climate change, the Secretary-General warned that more ambition is needed, because “we are not winning the battle,” and Africa is disproportionately affected: “the African continent practically does not contribute to climate change, but the African continent is one of the areas of the world where the impact of climate change is more dramatic and devastating.”A joint communiqué released on Monday by the UN and African Union welcomed the “strong cooperation and collaboration between the two organizations”, and committed to continue to work closely together in addressing peace and security issues, and achieving sustainable development issues in Africa.The communiqué described the UN Climate Action Summit, which will take place in September, as “critical to mobilize the needed partnerships, resources” necessary to achieve international climate action goals, and noted the agreement of the leaders of both organizations to further strengthen their cooperation on adaptation for climate change ahead of the Summit and beyond.
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. A new Kensington preparatory school will offer weekly museum trips, a philosophy club and an “innovation lab”. Prince’s Gardens Preparatory School, which will open in September 2020, will take children on short but frequent visits to cultural institutions, sometimes just to see a single artifact or object at a time.With the Natural History Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Science Museum just a short walk away, pupils will be taken on “highly focussed” trips.This could involve the youngest pupils, aged three and four-years-old, coming to school dressed as explorers and reading the story We Are Going on a Bear Hunt. “They would then go to the Natural History Museum and hunt the bears on exhibit there,” Jill Walker, the school’s headmistress, explained. “When back at school, they would make their own bears using split pins, use their iPads to record themselves telling the story and take photos of eachother in a bear pose using an art app.”To finish they could bake bear biscuits, and have treasure hunt in the school’s garden before enjoying a picnic on the lawn. Meanwhile, Year Six students studying forces – which can be “quite a dry topic” – would be taken on a trip to the Science Museum to look at the Supermarine Seaplane which could take off and land on water. Jill Walker is headmistress at Prince’s Gardens Preparatory School, which will open in 2020 Back in the classroom, they would then design and build their own model planes, using the 3D printer to create their own propeller. After testing their planes in the garden, they will give a presentation to the class about about the scientific principles that informed their design.In addition to weekly museum trips, Prince’s Gardens Preparatory School, will have a host of different clubs including creative writing, a robotics, philosophy and debating.The school will also have an “innovation lab” where pupils can learn how to code. Mrs Walker said that most of the time, the glory of museums is lost on school pupils who “go round from floor to floor, grow weary and their eyes glazing over”.She said: “What can often happen is a school can organise a trip and they go for the day – but what you find is lots of children switching off after half an hour, mindlessly pressing buttons, wondering around, but not thinking about what they are viewing.“They are not particularly focused. You spend a lot of time counting children making sure you haven’t lost anyone. It’s quite a stressful, fraught day.” Mrs Walker added that most schools find that health and safety requirements so onerous that they are “put off” from organising them in the first place.“What many schools find is that in order to meet health and safety requirements of a trip, there are vast amounts of paperwork – risk assessments, permission slips from parents and so on,” she said. Prince’s Gardens Preparatory School, which will cater for children aged three to eleven, has not yet disclosed its fees, but it is likely to be between £16,000 and £20,000-a-year.
← Previous Story Men’s U18 EHF EURO 2016 starts in Croatia Next Story → Dragan Adzic after debacle: I take full responsibility 5KORRepublic of Korea1 6ARGArgentina0 1RUSRussian Federation6 2FRAFrance4 Dutch handball girlsKorea HandballOlympic handballrio 2016 4NEDNetherlands3 PHOTO: Jan Christiansen, Denmark 2015 3SWESweden4 It was a real thriller between Netherlands and South Korea ended 32:32 (18:17) at Future Arena in Rio! The Dutch girls, silver team from the last World Championship 2015 in Denmark, had to offer more in this match, but only its last part, when Koreans made the crucial come back from -4 – 29:25, to turnover result on 29:30 thanks to fantastic playmaker Gwon Han Na, who scored 11 goals, and was absolutely No. 1 girl on the court last night.However, Lois Abbingh had a chance to bring her team second win, but she missed 7-meter throw in the last second of the match!Groot and Broch have been TOP scorers for the Dutch team with seven goals each.Race for knock-out stage stay open!For the end of Day 3 at Women’s tournament, France had easy job against poor Argentina 27:11, the only “exotic” team in Rio. Houette scored eight goals for the winners, while Campigli scored four among South American girls.STANDINGS:
THE RNLI HAS urged people to take care on the water after two people were rescued after their boat ran aground at Lough Derg last night.It was the latest in a series of rescues on Irish waters yesterday.The cruiser ran aground at the northern end of the lake just after 9pm last night and the RNLI lifeboat was called to help.When the crew arrived on the scene, it found the two people safe and unharmed, and wearing lifejackets. The boat was checked for damaged and towed back to shore.Peter Clarke, who was on the lifeboat rescue crew, praised the crew of the beleaguered boat for remaining calm and calling for assistance as soon as they recognised they had a problem.He urged all boat users to “study their charts before setting out, and to stay within the navigation buoys on the lake”.It was at least the third rescue by RNLI lifeboats yesterday, as people took to the water around Ireland on a day of good weather.A family of four, including two young children, were rescued after their boat sank off the Wicklow coast on Saturday afternoon, while two people were rescued in Cork after their boat capsized.Read: Family rescued by fishing trawler after their boat sank off Wicklow coast > Read: Sheep rescued from rising waters is reunited with its owner >
Image: Amnesty International/PA Images Monday 17 Apr 2017, 6:29 AM 4 Comments Apr 17th 2017, 6:29 AM 8,228 Views A THREE-YEAR-old girl was among 24 people treated by a children’s hospital in one weekend in March, as violence escalates in the Central African Republic.Violence between the Seleka rebel coalition (mainly Muslim) and the anti-balaka (Christian militia), which included waves of ethnic cleansing, has divided the country.During the weekend of 24-26 March, Bria paediatric hospital’s paediatric ward received around 24 badly-injured people. By Gráinne Ní Aodha What was already one of the most acute humanitarian crises in the world is worsening.“The Central African Republic is spiralling into levels of violence that have not been seen since the peak of the conflict in 2014”, says Emmanuel Lampaert, MSF’s representative in CAR.“At the very least all parties need to stop attacking non-combatants and allow a minimum of assistance to reach those in desperate need”, says Caroline Ducarme, head of mission in CAR.Read: 19 civilians and six police dead after two days of clashes in Central Africa, says UNExplainer: Why tens of thousands face starvation in war-torn South Sudan It was chaos, and I remember having to leave one wounded man because I needed to urgently focus on another who just arrived with his intestines hanging out.“We had limited technical equipment, but our surgeon managed to save his life,” says Dr Katie Treble, who was working in Bria hospital at the time.On Wednesday the US imposed sanctions on the leaders of the two sides: Abdoulaye Hissene of Seleka faction and Maxime Mokom of the anti-balaka militia.The Seleka rebel coalition ousted then-President Francois Bozize in 2013, while the anti-balaka militia was formed in reaction to Bozize’s ousting.Escalating violence Share Tweet Email1 Image: Amnesty International/PA Images Three-year-old girl shot in escalating Central African Republic violence “What was already one of the most acute humanitarian crises in the world is worsening,” one MSF official said. http://jrnl.ie/3342061 Jovachi Mongonou had both legs amputated after he was injured by a shell in the Central African Republic. Source: DPA/PA ImagesAs conflict spreads and intensifies in the Central African Republic, dozens of civilians are being killed and wounded.Thousands are being forced to flee for their lives and are receiving little to no humanitarian assistance, according to the international medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).“Our teams have witnessed summary executions and have found mutilated bodies left exposed to terrorise populations. Civilians are traumatised and many have fled to the bush where they are surviving on whatever they can find,” says René Colgo, MSF’s deputy head of mission.In the past few months, in-fighting among parties from the 2014–2015 conflict has resulted in splinter groups and has triggered a conflict for control of territory and resources, especially in the centre and east of the country.When cities change hands, civilians are the first to suffer. An anti-Balaka militia member – having been looting and burning houses and proud of it. Source: DPA/PA ImagesThe conflict is spreading to areas that had been considered relatively stable for the past two years. In Bakouma and Nzako (Mbomou province), towns and mining areas are being contested by rival armed groups, with devastating consequences for the civilian population. Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article
Bahamas joint effort recovers more bodies of Haitian migrants Related Items:rbdf Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, March 28, 2017 – Nassau – Every year, in the month of March, the Officers, Senior Rates and Junior Enlisted of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) attend a local church regaled in their brightest and best uniforms, to highlight their achievements during the past year, remember those who would have died in the line of duty, and thank God for their safekeeping, and to pray for continued blessings for the new year.This year, their 37th anniversary service was held at the Church of God of Prophecy Tabernacle on East Street where Bishop Hulan Hanna is the Senior Pastor. The service was attended by the Governor General of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, the Minister of National Security, the Honorable Dr. Bernard Nottage, Minister of State Senator the Honorable Keith Bell, President of the Court of Appeal, Dame Anita Allen, members of the diplomatic corps and representatives from various security forces.Under the theme Forward, Upward, Onward Together in Guarding Our Heritage, officers and marines in attendance were commended by the Minister Nottage for their outstanding performance since 2012. This period saw 500 marines recruited, 400 officers and marines undergoing professional and military courses, the capture of 13 Dominican vessels and the confiscation of almost 200,000 poumds of fisheries products and a significant reduction in Dominican poachers; the introduction of South Beach coastal patrols with corresponding crime reduction in the area under Operation Southern Shores; and the signing of the Sandy Bottom Project for the acquisition of 9 patrol craft and modernization of port facilities.The achievements of the Defence Force during the previous year (2016) were also highlighted. These included joint operations with Police in a national fight against crime resulting in a noted reduction in serious crime; firefighting, patrols and medical assistance provided by Defence Force during the city dump fire and evacuation of Jubilee Gardens; disaster relief assistance in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew; introduction of K-9 Unit; the introduction of a pilot drone unit; the continued capture and arrest of Dominican poachers; the implementation of the Defence Force’s ‘Operation Transformation’ for the efficient management, development and welfare of its human capital inclusive of an accredited Maritime Defence Institute and a Naval Infantry School; and the continued unfolding of the Defence Force’s ‘Operation Regeneration’ for the development of the nation’s youth under the Defence Force’s Rangers Program which incorporates over 30 high schools and saw the addition of schools in the Berry Islands and North Andros in 2017; and the acquisition of 9 patrol craft, and the ongoing development of bases and port facilities at Coral Harbour, Inagua and Ragged Island.Minister Nottage also encouraged members of the Defence Force to keep up the good work and take care of themselves in the process. And he reminded them that they had a favorable reputation in the eyes of the public which they should seek to uphold.Bishop Hulan Hanna, who delivered the sermon at the Annual Church Service, reminded Defence Force members, as well as representatives from the Royal Bahamas Polie Force, Bahamas Immigration, Customs and the Department of Correctional Services of the vital service they provide, and he encouraged them to always perform at their best while refusing to associate with non-productive colleagues. Bishop Hanna also reminded those in attendance that real success in national security affairs requires a commitment to Christ as a changed heart produces a changed life.Commander Defence Force (Acting), Tellis Bethel lauded the event as a success that helps to set a positive tone for the incoming year and expressed his appreciation of the leadership and members of other security forces sharing in this annual service. Captain Bethel was appointed Deputy Commander Defence Force in January 2012 under Commodore Roderick Bowe’s leadership, and later Commander Defence Force (Acting) since March 2015 upon Commodore Bowe’s official retirement.The Defence Force anniversary activities continues this month with the 5th Commander Defence Force Regatta that is slated for the March 31 – April 2, 2017, and a fun, run, walk slated for early next month.(For further information please contact the RBDF Public Relations Department or visit their website: www.rbdf.gov.bs, follow them on Facebook, Twitter and view their Youtube channel).#RBDF Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp All hands on deck, Royal Bahamas Defence Force marines summoned to HQ Bahamas Commodore is teacher and mentor to tech students
WEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Police are seeking the public’s help in locating a 91-year-old woman who went missing in West Miami-Dade, Wednesday.According to Miami-Dade Police, Caridad Suarez walked out of an assisted living facility on the 8500 block of Southwest 12th Street.Detectives said Suarez stands 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighs 180 pounds and has gray hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a white and blue dress.Police said Suarez suffers from memory loss and may be in need of services.If you have any information on her whereabouts, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Facebook Additional Performers Added To “GRAMMY Salute” yolanda-adams-gustavo-dudamel-more-added-grammy-salute-lineup Members of The Meters, Anne Akiko Meyers also join lineup for the upcoming television special as part of PBS “Great Performances”Nate HertweckGRAMMYs Jul 10, 2018 – 6:44 am Here are four more reasons grab your tickets for “GRAMMY Salute To Music Legends” on July 14 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Calif.: Yolanda Adams, Gustavo Dudamel, Members of the Meters, and Anne Akiko Meyers have been added to the lineup.The awards ceremony and live tribute concert will celebrate the Recording Academy 2018 Special Merit Awards recipients. A four-time GRAMMY winner, Adams will perform and honor Tony Agnello and Richard Factor. Dudamel, who is also a GRAMMY winner, will present to John Williams while violinist Meyers will perform in tribute to Williams.Members of The Meters, including Joseph “Zigaboo” Modeliste, Cyril Neville, Leo Nocentelli, and George Porter Jr., have also been added to the lineup. The Meters are among this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award honorees, which also includes Hal Blaine, Neil Diamond, Emmylou Harris, Louis Jordan, Queen, and Tina Turner.Additional Special Merit Awards honorees to be celebrated include Bill Graham, Seymour Stein, and Williams, who are this year’s Trustees Award honorees, and Agnello and Factor, who are the Technical GRAMMY Award recipients. Melissa Salguero is also being honored as this year’s recipient of the Music Educator Award.Previously announced performers scheduled to appear are eight-time GRAMMY winner Herb Alpert, who will honor Blaine; past GRAMMY nominee Micky Dolenz, who will be honoring Diamond; GRAMMY winner Sammy Hagar, who will pay tribute to Graham; 13-time GRAMMY winner and Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Harris; past GRAMMY nominee Ledisi, who will salute Jordan; and three-time GRAMMY winner Trisha Yearwood, who will pay tribute to Harris.The event will be filmed and broadcast as part of PBS’ “Great Performances.” Tickets for the event are on sale now via Ticketmaster.Getting The Latest Music News Just Got Easier. Introducing: GRAMMY Bot. Find it On KIK and Facebook Messenger News Read more Twitter Yolanda Adams, Gustavo Dudamel & More Added To “GRAMMY Salute” Lineup Email