No Chinese visas for Kailash Mansarovar Yatra after Ladakh move

first_imgNEW DELHI: China has not granted visas to a group of Indians planning to undertake the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra on Wednesday, sources said on Tuesday, hours after the country opposed India’s move to make Ladakh a new union territory. Following the government’s decision to revoke Jammu and Kashmir’s special status and split the state into union territories, China on Tuesday asked both India and Pakistan to exercise restraint and voicing “serious concern” over the situation in Kashmir. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c detailsSaying that the two countries should avoid actions that “unilaterally” change the status quo and “exacerbate tensions” between them, China also expressed its opposition to India’s move to create a separate Union Territory of Ladakh. India firmly rejected China’s stand, calling it an “internal matter”. “The Jammu and Kashmir Reorganization Bill 2019, introduced by the Government in Parliament on 5 August, which proposes the formation of a new ‘Union Territory of Ladakh’ is an internal matter concerning the territory of India,” External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said in response to a query on comments made by a Chinese government official. “India does not comment on the internal affairs of other countries and similarly expects other countries to do likewise,” he added.last_img read more

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Driver training safer intersections highlight Saskatchewan throne speech

first_imgREGINA – Saskatchewan’s throne speech Wednesday outlined the government’s plans for the fall sitting of the legislature. Here are some of the highlights:— Changes to commercial driver training and a strategy to improve safety at intersections.— Continued fight against federal carbon tax.— Introduction of legislation on trespassing laws.— A balanced budget by next year.— Apology to those affected by the ’60s Scoop in which Indigenous children were seized from their birth families and relocated to non-Indigenous homes.— Allowing rural municipalities and municipalities with populations under 500 to join regional police services.— Free fishing and hunting licences for Canadian veterans.— Introducing legislation to allow police to disclose information about a partner’s potential violent past in an effort to address domestic violence.last_img read more

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60s Scoop survivors speak out in Québec

first_imgTom FennarioAPTN National News The walls of Nakuset’s home are mostly devoted to her children.Walking down the hallway, she passes drawings and merit awards from elementary school before stopping at an enlarged photo.Shot in 70s washed hues, is a toddler in a pink dress, squinting at the camera as if trying to divine its purpose.“This is part of the 60s scoop,” said Nakuset who is now 46. “This is what they did. They took pictures of Indigenous children and put them into catalogues and then sent them all over the country.”She would know. Nakuset is the three year old girl in the photo.“They would go into the communities and they would take children and say, ‘oh you don’t have any running water?We’re going to take your children. You have an outhouse? We’re going to take your children? You don’t have a fridge?’” she told APTN, anger rising to the surface. “If you’re deemed as poor, they would take your children.”Nakuset pauses to ponder the photo some more.“I’m not sure why they decided to adopt me, because I think I was kind of funny looking, but I guess they saw something cute in me and they said ‘send her over,’” she said. “So the next day I was on a plane from Manitoba to Montreal.”Nakuset Sohkisiwin as a three year old. The photo is from her “adoption catalog,” Nakuset’s records show that her birth mother was abusive, and she said that in many ways it was for the best that she was taken away.But she said she resents that she was separated from her siblings for decades.“My older sister Sonya says she looked after me, but one day she woke up and I was gone.”Nakuset is not the name she was born with, or even the name her adoptive parents gave her.It means “the sun” and in her 20s it was given to Nakuset by a Mi’gmaq elder. She took it on not just as an act of pride, but of protest.“The social workers said to the parents, don’t tell them that they’re Native, don’t tell them where they come from, don’t tell them about their roots, this is the best practice,” she said.Nakuset Sohkisiwin. FacebookNakuset said her parents took that advice to heart.“They told me to tell people that I was Israeli,” she said of her Jewish adoptive parents “They could never understand why I wanted reconnect with my roots.”Nakuset said eventually she broke off all connection with her adoptive parents after finding that they were withholding letters from her biological older sister.She’s been on a quest to rediscover her Cree heritage to this day.“I feel like all these things I’m supposed to know, I don’t know,” said Nakuset as her voice breaks for a moment. “I wasn’t brought up that way, I don’t know how to …,” she says, snapping her fingers for emphasis. “Okay now you’re an Indian. Now you’re gonna go back, you’re gonna go live off the land your gonna know your culture you’re gonna sing the songs, your gonna speak your language, you’re gonna bead, you’re gonna do all of these things (and) I don’t know any of it.”It can be argued that Nakuset has more than made up for it.She’s currently the president of the Montreal Native Women’s shelter and an advocate for Indigenous services and rights as the co-chair for the Montreal Urban Aboriginal Strategy Network.Still, the effects of being a part of the 60s scoop linger.“As much as I have this persona for being successful in work, I find that interpersonal relationships are very difficult for me,” she said.Watching Nina Segalowitz throat sing is to witness a feat of endurance.Be it husky breathing or urgent high notes she pushes her breathing longer than most lungs can bear.But for the longest time, Segalowitz had no one to throat sing with.The part Dene, part Inuit woman didn’t meet another Indigenous person until she visited Montreal’s Native Friendship Centre for the first time at the age of 18.Mother of Nina Segalowitz in an undated photo.“It was the most emotional day,” she said. “I remember her face, and she smiled at me and I just started crying…because for the first time, there was a woman who could possibly be my aunt. I knew that she was Inuit because I recognized her and it was a very healing moment for me and from then on I was just a sponge.”Segalowitz is now the president of the Montreal Native Friendship Centre. She has an excellent relationship with her adoptive family.Her adopted parents even travelled to Fort Smith, NWT to meet with her biological father after Segalowitz found him.“My parents showed him [her birth father] picture books of me when I was growing up, he just cried. He was so thankful for my parents…” said Segalowitz, looking off to the distance before collecting herself and exhaling. “He said ‘thank you for taking care of my little girl.’”Segalowitz said that part of what made the meeting so difficult is that her birth parents had never intended to give her up.“I had an ear infection and so they brought me there [the hospital] to get treated, and the doctors and the nurses that helped me for the admission they made my parents sign papers,” she said. “And because my parents had gone to residential school they didn’t really know what they were signing. So the next day when my parents went back to the hospital to get me, I was gone, and that what they actually had signed was adoption papers.”Segalowitz’s birth mother died before they could meet, but from what Segalowitz heard, she was devastated losing her daughter.“My parents couldn’t get to me. The doctors said that they would never find me, [that] they had no right to me because they were unfit parents,” said Segalowitz. “So for days after that, for weeks and weeks my mom would go to the hospital and try to get me back and they kept refusing her, telling her she would never see me again.”Despite a happy upbringing, Segalowitz laments the day she was taken.“Myself, along with a lot of other Native adoptees, have always felt disconnected. We lost so much, we didn’t grow up with our brothers and sisters we didn’t grow up with our aunties and uncles, we didn’t grow up with our language and that was taken away from us, in the name of modernizing Indians and colonizing us and we lost all of that. I’ve never gone hunting, I’ve never lived on the land because the government decided it would better for me to grow up in a non-Native home,” she said.For Segalowitz, last week’s (link please) 60s Scoop ruling in Ontario court has set more than one precedent.“That’s where the healing starts, it’s good to be acknowledged,” she said. “And it gives us a strong foundation to do our own class-action suit.”But lawyers aren’t so sure.Lawyer David Schulze specializes in Aboriginal law at Montreal’s Dionne Schulze law firm. He opines that going after the provinces is a harder case to make and will make for a more drawn out court battle.“You can expect them [the provinces] to raise limitations issues, which the federal government doesn’t seem to be raising,” he said. “I mean, this happened a long time ago and there are certain kinds of cases where we don’t enforce limitations periods, generally with respect to sexual abuse, but you can expect either the provinces or [adoption] agencies’ lawyers might say, ‘well just because the federal government is not raising limitations issues doesn’t mean that we’re not going to raise it’. ”For her part, Nakuset has been approached by an international law firm to be the potential face of a Québec-based class-action suit against the federal government, but she isn’t sure she has the stomach for lengthy legal skirmishes.Already she found last week’s ruling in Ontario to be emotionally draining.“The moment that the court said ‘yes, you were mistreated’ I was like ‘oh….wow, like validation’,” she said. “But for me it takes me back to every negative thing that you just kind of absorb, it all came back like whoosh, like everything just came forward.”Still, not all the things from her past that have emerged are negative. Last year, Nakuset and her older biological sister Sonya were reunited with their Austrian-raised youngest sister, Rose Mary. They all hope to physically meet for the first time since being scooped this summer.“She writes me almost every day,” Nakuset said. “And I send her a necklace and earrings and I sent her a medicine bag, and A Tribe Called Red album, and just try to like infuse her with Native stuff, because obviously she’s not going to get anything authentic in Austria.”The concept of authenticity is something that Nakuset has struggled with in the past but she said she’s at a place in her life where she now feels comfortable.She looks forward to making up for lost time and discovering even more about her Cree heritage with her sisters…something she’ll do with or without a 60s scoop settlement.tfennario@aptn.ca “My older sister Sonya says she looked after me, but one day she woke up and I was gone”last_img read more

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Canada to oppose Alaska oil drilling on caribou habitat Minister

first_imgYukon Environment Minister Pauline Frost said her government will fight any attempt to allow industrial activity in what is one of the most pristine areas left in the U.S.“We do not want to proceed with development. We in Yukon are taking a very strategic and proactive approach to protecting the Porcupine caribou herd,” she said. “We have a treaty obligation that the U.S. has committed to.”The N.W.T. is also preparing a submission to the Alaskans.“Some of the areas we would look for in the (environmental impact study) would be full consideration of potential impacts on the Porcupine caribou herd, polar bears, migratory birds and grizzly bears, allowing adequate time for consultation and respecting obligations established in international agreements and land claim agreements,” said a statement from Environment Minister Robert McLeod. Last Friday, the U.S. opened a 60-day public comment period before environmental hearings on allowing drilling on the calving grounds of the Porcupine caribou herd.The herd is the largest and healthiest in the North and one that is considered crucial to the physical and cultural health of Indigenous people in Canada’s northwest.The animals are protected under a U.S.-Canada treaty, which commits both nations to preserve it. While it calves in Alaska, the 218,000-strong herd spends most of its time in Canada.Caribou is a regular part of the diet of Gwich’In people and remains key to their culture.The governments of Canada, Yukon and Northwest Territories, as well as several First Nation governments, met in Inuvik, N.W.T., last December to discuss fears the refuge would be opened. They all signed an agreement promising to fight to uphold the treaty.“We, the parties, reaffirm our commitment to co-operate to take action to achieve effective conservation and management of the Porcupine caribou population throughout its range, specifically the conservation of important calving areas,” the agreement said. OTTAWA, O.N. — Three levels of Canadian government say they will oppose the latest attempt to open the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling.“Canada supports the continued conservation of the Porcupine caribou herd’s habitat, including in the Arctic refuge, and opposes opening this area to resource development,” said Global Affairs Canada spokesman John Babcock.“The federal, territorial and Indigenous governments in Canada are united in their commitment to conservation of the herd and its habitat.”center_img Babcock pointed out Canada has established two national parks in an effort to protect the herd.Frost, a Gwich’In herself who represents a riding where people depend heavily on caribou, said her people began fighting the latest attempt to open the refuge as early as last fall, when the U.S. Congress was considering the bill that eventually allowed it. Band representatives were in Washington to ensure legislators understood Canadian concerns, she said.Further speaking tours with American lobby groups are likely, Frost said.But it’s not a new fight. The Gwich’In have been lobbying Americans to keep development out of the refuge for 30 years.“It was 20 years ago when I was sent off on a lobbying effort to the United States,” Frost said.“I (spoke) for three weeks straight every day. The young people of the community are as committed today as we were back then. We will continue to advocate and fight for protection.”By Bob WeberTHE CANADIAN PRESSlast_img read more

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Dinesh wants Dallus recognied as JO leader in his absence

Speaking in Parliament, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said that Alahapperuma can be given such recognition only if the leader of the United People’s Alliance (UPFA) Maithripala Sirisena agrees as Gunawardena and Alahapperuma are both members of the UPFA.Alahapperuma said that the joint opposition must be allowed to express its views in Gunawardena’s absence. (Colombo Gazette) Joint Opposition (JO) leader Dinesh Gunawardena wants Parliamentarian Dallus Alahapperuma to be recognised as the joint opposition leader in Parliament, in his absence.Gunawardena made the request to Speaker Karu Jayasuriya.

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Chicago Blackhawks WGNTV agree to 3year extension for TV deal

Chicago Blackhawks, WGN-TV agree to 3-year extension for TV deal by The Associated Press Posted May 15, 2014 4:07 pm MDT CHICAGO – The Chicago Blackhawks and WGN-TV have agreed to a three-year contract extension that runs through the 2018-19 NHL season.The team and the station announced the extension on Friday. Comcast SportsNet Chicago shows most Blackhawks games, but WGN-TV broadcasts 20 regular-season games each year.Team President John McDonough says WGN-TV “has been a highly-valued member of the Blackhawks family.”According to the release announcing the deal, ratings for Blackhawks games on WGN-TV have increased by more than 200 per cent since 2008. Larry Wert, the president of Tribune Broadcasting, says they expect the team to continue to grow in popularity.The Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup in 2013 and are still alive in this year’s playoffs. The Western Conference final begins on Sunday. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

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Tottenham Somehow Topped Liverpools Dramatics

On Tuesday, Liverpool shocked the world by overcoming a 3-0 semifinal deficit to bounce Lionel Messi and Barcelona from the Champions League. It was one of the most remarkable European victories in the history of a club that’s known for remarkable European victories; it seemed inconceivable that any team would top it for some time.Just 24 hours later, Tottenham Hotspur answered the call.The London club pulled off a dramatic comeback — its second Champions League thriller in a month — in the final seconds of Wednesday’s semifinal against Ajax, which means that for just the second time in the competition’s history, two English teams will play in the final match. According to the FiveThirtyEight Soccer Power Index (SPI), none of this was supposed to happen. Before the second legs of the two semifinals, SPI gave Tottenham a 25 percent chance to advance to the final and Liverpool just a 7 percent chance. But both teams pulled off the very, very unlikely, and now Madrid will be overrun on June 1 with overserved British fans chanting the names of their favorite players.To be sure, Tottenham entered its second-leg match in better shape than its Premier League rivals did a day before, if just barely. Spurs lost 1-0 to Ajax in the first leg, and their troubles were compounded by the fact that they conceded a dreaded away goal,1Away goals are used to break ties in two-leg Champions League fixtures. but the deficit was just one goal. A goal and a shutout in Amsterdam would ensure they reached at least extra time, while two goals and a clean sheet would give Tottenham passage to the final. Nothing was out of reach, but the London side still had a lot to do against a plucky group of Dutch youngsters who had become the tournament’s feel-good story.When Ajax’s teenage captain, Matthijs de Ligt, opened the scoring with a header in the fifth minute, whatever hope Spurs clung to started to fade. The Dutch squad began the second leg the same way it began the first, attacking with abandon and causing Tottenham’s older, tired center backs plenty of grief. It wasn’t long before Ajax bagged a second goal courtesy of a left-footed strike from forward Hakim Ziyech that swerved past the outstretched hands of goalkeeper Hugo Lloris. If 1-0 felt doable, 2-0 felt insurmountable — particularly for a Spurs team that looked exhausted.But after halftime, Tottenham seemed magically refreshed. Mauricio Pochettino’s side forced Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana to make a few key stops before getting their breakthrough in the 55th minute on a left-footed strike from forward Lucas Moura. A second came just four minutes later, again on a left-footed effort from Moura.The mood at Johan Cruyff Arena went from ecstasy to agony within a matter of minutes. Could this be happening? Could their beloved Ajax really be on the verge of collapse?Ajax managed to settle the game after Moura’s second mark, but the squad failed to convert a number of excellent scoring chances that would have buried Tottenham. A shot from Ziyech that clanged off the right post and a massive Lloris save in stoppage time kept the Lilywhites in the game, but they were still in need of a minor miracle — or a Lucas Moura hat trick.And as if to say to Liverpool, “Here, hold my drink,” Spurs got their wish as Moura slotted yet another left-footed effort2It’s significant that these strikes came with his left foot because Moura favors his right. into the bottom-right corner of the Ajax goal, this time in the final minute of stoppage time. The goal leveled things on aggregate at 3-3 but gave Tottenham the win on away goals.In the end, the result was a fair one: The Londoners took more total shots, directed more shots on goal, completed more passes in the attacking third, completed more passes in the opposing penalty area and created more big chances than their counterparts from Amsterdam. Over the course of both legs, Tottenham outperformed Ajax in expected goals 4.5 to 2.9, according to ESPN’s Stats & Information Group. The second half of the second leg will be responsible for much of that discrepancy, but it doesn’t matter when the goals come, just that they come at all.We wondered in March if an English team could win the Champions League title. We know now that one will — it’s just a matter of which one. Liverpool has the edge — 71 percent to 29 percent — but after this week, it’s clear that the odds don’t mean much to these two teams.Check out our latest soccer predictions. read more

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Womens Volleyball wins Blue and White Classic improves to 120

Junior outside hitter Erin Sekinger spikes the ball during a match against Dabrowa Sept. 4 at St. John Arena. OSU won, 3-2.Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorThe No. 13 Ohio State women’s volleyball team finished its non-conference schedule 12-0 after sweeping all three matches at the Blue and White Classic in Buffalo, N.Y., this weekend.The Buckeyes, off to their best start since Geoff Carlston became head coach in 2008, recorded back-to-back three set wins against Valparaiso and Buffalo Saturday after dominating Maryland Eastern Shore (25-6, 25-10, 25-9) Friday.OSU clinched the tournament title against host Buffalo in the team’s final non-conference match (25-13, 25-14, 25-16).Senior outside hitter Kaitlyn Leary led all players with 17 kills against the Bulls while freshman outside hitter Kylie Randall had 11 kills and three errors. Senior libero Davionna DiSalvatore and senior defensive specialist Julianne Mandolfo had 11 and 10 digs respectively.The Buckeyes finished the match with a .365 attacking percentage while Buffalo had a .000 mark (24 kills, 24 errors).Earlier in the day, the Buckeyes played the closest of their three matches in the tournament against Valparaiso. The Buckeyes fought a long first set, winning 29-27, before finishing off the final two sets 25-20 and 25-17.Senior outside hitter Kaitlyn Leary posted a match-high 18 kills, freshman right side hitter Taylor Sandbothe tallied 14 and junior outside hitter Erin Sekinger finished with 11. Junior setter Taylor Sherwin put up 44 assists and DiSalvatore posted 15 digs.The Buckeyes did not allow double digit kills to a single Valparaiso player but did finish the match with 21 hitting errors, compared to 17 for their opponents.Against UMES, Sandbothe led the way with nine kills on 14 attempts, for an attacking percentage of .643. Sekinger finished the match with eight kills and Sherwin had a match-high 23 assists.Freshman setter Maggie Heim, who coach Carlston said had been nursing a hamstring injury, made her collegiate debut in the match, finishing with 12 assists on 15 attempts.As a team, Ohio State finished with 38 kills compared to only 11 for UMES.Sherwin has been named tournament MVP twice this season, but it was Leary’s turn to pick up the honor in Buffalo. Sekinger and Sanbothe both joined her as all-tournament selections.Ohio State is scheduled to kick off Big Ten play Friday as No. 10 Michigan (10-1) travels to Columbus. The rivals are set to square off at 8 p.m. in St. John Arena. read more

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Jihadi Jacks mother claims she tried to offer him £5000 bribe to

The mother of Jihadi Jack tried to offer him a £5,000 “bribe” to encourage him to leave Syria, a court heard.Sally Lane, 56, told of the “tightrope” she and her husband John Letts, 58, were forced to tread as they tried to keep in contact with Jack Letts while he was in Isis-held Raqqa.Mrs Lane said she thought Letts had travelled to Jordan and Kuwait for study and tourism until he called her on September 2, 2014, and said: “‘Mum, I’m in Syria.”Giving evidence yesterday, she told the Old Bailey: “I was horrified. I screamed at him, ‘How could you be so stupid? You will get killed. You will get beheaded’.”Mrs Lane said the following month she attempted to use a £5,000 inheritance from her son’s grandfather “as a bribe” to encourage him and his new wife Asmaa to get “somewhere safe”. When she saw that Letts had appeared to threaten to behead an old school friend on Facebook, she said she felt “absolutely sick”.”It was so out of character. He had never said anything violent before. I just thought it didn’t sound like him,” she added.Organic tenant farmer John Letts, 58, and former fundraising officer Lane, 56, deny three charges of funding terrorism. The couple are accused of sending or trying to send sums totalling £1,723 to their son, even though they had every reason to believe he had joined Islamic State. Jack LettsCredit:Central News Jack Letts 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

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Toronto junior miners continue impressive growth

first_imgAs we enter PDAC week, we find that last year was another very impressive one for Canada’s junior mining industry on the TSX Venture Exchange. According to the second annual PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) report on Canada’s junior mining sector Review of trends in the TSX-V mining industry while the market cap for the entire TSX-V increased a solid 14%, the mining sector surged 45% and the top 100 mining companies saw their market caps rise 37%.The PwC survey examines the top 100 mining companies on the TSX-V based on market capitalisation as at June 30, 2007. Paul Murphy, PwC partner and Canadian Mining Practice leader, noted “The mining sector led the exchange in more than growth – it also had presence. Of the more than 2,000 companies listed on the TSX-V, 47% were mining companies.”C$3 billion was generated through share issues in 2007 as investors saw potential in exploration and development. Total assets for the top 100 rose to C$6.6 billion in 2007 from C$4.1 billion in the previous year. Revenue jumped 81% in 2007 to more than C$471 million. “Part of the increase can be attributed to the rise in the number of producing companies, up four to 17, from the year before,” said Murphy.Commodity prices continued to play a significant role in growth with prices remaining strong. Emerging markets like China and India helped fuel demand for steel, copper and gold while plans for more nuclear reactors added to the demand for uranium.Investor interest in higher-risk junior companies was strong in 2007 and evident in the growing market caps on the TSX-V. Companies in the top 100 with market caps above C$200 million more than doubled to 29 in 2007 from 14 companies in 2006. Those that made the top five had their market caps ranged from C$558 million to C$1.15 billion in 2007, compared with a range of C$475 million to C$1.23 million a year earlier.The top five companies in 2007 by market capitalisation were:Northern Dynasty Minerals (C$1.15 billion)Seabridge Gold (C$764 million)Osisko Exploration (C$714 million)Nautilus Minerals (C$577 million)Palmarejo Silver and Gold Corp (C$558 million)For more information on the PwC report, see www.pwc.com/ca/mininglast_img read more

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Velux EHF CL TOP 16 Montpellier and Berlin with 2 to Barca

28. FC Barcelona Intersport (11+17): Saric (Sjostrand, p.s.).; Rocas (1), Igropulo (-), Sorhaindo (1), Jernemyr (-), Raúl Entrerríos (4), Juanín (2, 1p), Noddesbo (2), Rutenka (5), Mikel Aguirrezabalaga (1), Nagy (4), Víctor Tomás (3), Ugalde (4), Sarmiento (1) y Morros (-). 30. Montpellier HB (17+13): Prost (Stochl, p.s.); Gajic (8), Kavticnik (1), Tej (2), Nikola Karabatic (5), Hmam (2), Grébille (5), Accambray (3), Bojinovic (4, 2p.), Luka Karavatic (-), Joli(-) y Salou (-). ← Previous Story Velux EHF CL TOP 16: Leon with +3 to Veszprem Next Story → Balkan derby in EHF CL TOP 16: Minimal win for Metalurg! Fantastic handball Sunday! Five matches has been played in the best competition, Velux EHF Champions League TOP 16 phase and still many teams aren’t secure for TOP 8.RESULTS – Sunday:MONTPELLIER – F.C BARCELONA 30:28 BarcaBarcelona handballBerlin handballCologneEHFEHF Champions LeagueEuropean handballhandballMontpellier Fuchse Berlin – HSV Hamburg 32:30Fuchse: Heinevetter (7 odb, 1.-54.); Stochl (55.-60.); Christophersen 8, Nincevic 6, Jaszka 5, Bult 4/1, Richwien 3, Pevnov 2, Romero 2, Laen 2, Spoljaric, Löffler, Petersson, Sellin n.e., Stenbäcken n.e., Wiede n.e.HSV Handball: Bitter (1 odb, 1.-30.); Beutler (9/1 odb., 31.-60.); Lindberg 8/2, Lijewski 6, Kraus 4, Jansen 4, Vori 3, Duvnjak 2, Lackovic 1, Flohr 1, G. Gille 1, Hens n.e., Schulze n.e.,Savehof – AG Copenhagen 24:34Metalurg – C.O Zagreb 19:18 (7:9)Vive Targi Kielce – Cimos Koper 27:26 (13:12)THW KIEL – WISLA PLOCK 27:24 – 36:25Ademar Leon – MKB Veszprem 31:28Kadetten Schaffhausen – Atletico Madrid 27:36 read more

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10GB of personal files found on supposed new laptop bought at computer

first_imgIf you go shopping for a new laptop at a retail store, you’ll most likely get a machine full of crapware that takes a few hours to clear off. Buy one from a computer fair, though, and you could get a hard drive full of personal files.That’s what happened to one Hidayat Sudirman in Singapore who bought a laptop advertised as new. The 14″ Asus laptop was anything but, and when switched on the new owner found over 10GB of files belonging to someone else. These weren’t nondescript files, but personal and confidential information such as tax records and divorce documents.The sale turned out to be a major mistake on the part of the company selling the laptops. Newstead Technologies act as an Asus reseller and sell new laptops at these fairs, but they also take in machines for repair. In this case one of the repair machines had managed to get into the new laptop pile and shipped off for sale.Sudirman took the laptop back and got a full refund along with an apology. The mistake also got the interest of Asus who has taken the time to contact its resellers with more guidance regarding handling of its products.For anyone sending a laptop off for repair it’s a reminder that the data stored on your hard drive is vulnerable and steps need to be taken to protect it. That includes encrypting your hard drive and doing a complete backup regularly in case someone less honest than Sudirman ends up getting hold of it and using the information.On the flip side, if you purchase a machine from a computer fair then ensure the first thing you do is check it for files and possible infections. You never know what state the last person left it in and there’s no guarantee the person selling it bothered to check either.Read more at The China Post, via Thinq (image courtesy of laptopshop.co.uk)last_img read more

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Geek Deals Wireless Headphones Down to 28 at Amazon Fire HD 8

first_imgWhen you apply coupon code “059AABGR” during checkout, you can pick up a pair of the Mpow 059 Bluetooth headphones at Amazon for just $27.99. With thousands of reviews, and a 4.5/5 star rating, you can rest easy knowing that these offer an excellent listening experience.In addition, our sister site TechBargains has accumulated a large number of deals from all across the net. Whether you’re seeking a new tablet, a robotic vacuum, or a retro console, today’s bargains are hard to beat.Featured DealsAdChoices广告Mpow 059 Bluetooth Wireless Over Ear Headphones with 40mm Drivers (Over 15,000 Amazon Reviews) for $27.99 at Amazon (Coupon code: 059AABGR – List price: $39.99).Amazon Fire HD 8 32GB Wi-Fi 8-inch Tablet with Special Offers for $59.99 at Amazon (Select users save 10 Percent with code: SAVE10OFF – List price: $109.99).Dell UltraSharp U3417W 34-inch 3440×1440 Curved LED-backlit Monitor and $200 Gift Card for $819.99 at Dell (List price: $1099.99).$30 price drop – Dell Inspiron 15 5000 Intel Core i7-8550U Quad-core 15.6-inch 1920×1080 2-in-1 Touch Laptop for $599 at Walmart (List price: $799).Dell Inspiron 3650 Intel Core i7-7700 Quad-core Win10 Pro Desktop with GTX 1050, 16GB RAM, Dual Storage for $699 at Dell (Coupon code: INSP699 – List price: $1109.99).Back in stock! 49-inch Hisense 49H6E 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV for $229.99 at Walmart (List price: $349.99).Sandisk Ultra 3D SSD 500GB 2.5-inch SATA III Solid State Drive for $86.99 at Amazon (List price: $199.99).Linksys EA9300 Max-Stream AC4000 Tri-Band Wi-Fi Router (Refurb with Linksys Warranty) for $134.99 at PCMag Shop (List price: $199.99).Netgear Arlo Wireless 720p Security Cam Kit (6-Pack) for $399.98 at Amazon (List price: $549.99).Laptop and Desktop Computers$30 price drop – Dell Inspiron 15 5000 Intel Core i7-8550U Quad-core 15.6-inch 1920×1080 2-in-1 Touch Laptop for $599 at Walmart (List price: $799).Dell XPS 13 Intel Core i5-8250U Quad-Core 13.3-inch 1920×1080 Laptop (8GB/128GB SSD) for $799.99 at Dell (Coupon code: 50OFF699 – List price: $999.99).Acer Chromebook 14 Intel Celeron N3160 Quad-Core 14-inch 1920×1080 Laptop for $219 at Walmart (List price: $299).HP ZBook 15 G3 Intel Xeon E3-1505M v5 15.6-inch 1920×1080 Laptop with 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD (Refurb) for $989.99 at PCMag Shop (List price: $1999.99).Dell Vostro 14 5000 Intel Core i5-8250u Quad-core 14-inch 1920×1080 Laptop with 256GB SSD for $633.39 at Dell (List price: $1067.14).Lenovo Ideapad 330S Intel Core i5-8250U Quad-core 15.6-inch Laptop with 4GB and 16GB Optane Memory for $379 at Walmart (List price: $599.99).Dell Inspiron 15 5000 AMD Ryzen 5 2500U Quad-core 15.6-inch 1920×1080 Touch Laptop (16GB RAM, Vega 8 GPU) for $599 at Walmart (List price: $799).Dell Vostro 15 5000 Intel Core i7-7500U 15.6-inch 1920×1080 Laptop with 4GB NVIDIA 940MX, 256GB SSD for $789 at Dell (List price: $1327.14).Lenovo Ideapad 330 Intel Core i3-8130u Dual-Core 15.6-inch Laptop with 4GB RAM, 1TB HDD for $299 at Walmart (List price: $399).Dell Inspiron 3650 Intel Core i7-7700 Quad-core Win10 Pro Desktop with GTX 1050, 16GB RAM, Dual Storage for $699 at Dell (Coupon code: INSP699 – List price: $1109.99).Dell Inspiron Small 3000 Intel Core i3-8100 Quad-core SFF Win10 Desktop for $349.99 at Dell (List price: $499.99).Dell Vostro 3670 Intel Core i7-8700 Six-core Win10 Pro Tower Desktop (8GB/1TB) for $689 at Dell (List price: $1112.86).Dell XPS 8930 SE Intel Core i7-8700 Six-core Tower Gaming Desktop with 16GB RAM, 4GB GTX 1050 Ti for $949.99 at Dell (Coupon code: 50OFF699 – List price: $1099.99).Alienware Aurora R7 Intel Core i7-8700K Six-core Gaming Desktop with GTX 1080 8GB, 16GB RAM and 256GB m.2 SSD for $1649.99 at Dell (Coupon code: 50OFF699 – List price: $2078.99).Dell UltraSharp U3417W 34-inch 3440×1440 Curved LED-backlit Monitor and $200 Gift Card for $819.99 at Dell (List price: $1099.99).Dell U2717D 27-inch 2560×1440 QHD IPS InfinityEdge Monitor and $100 Gift Card for $449.99 at Dell (List price: $599.99).Samsung U28E590D 28-inch 4K UltraHD 1ms FreeSync Gaming Monitor for $249.99 at Amazon (List price: $369.99).More Laptops and Desktop PC Deals here.HDTVs and Home EntertainmentBack in stock! 49-inch Hisense 49H6E 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV for $229.99 at Walmart (List price: $349.99).55-inch Sceptre U550CV-U 4K UHD LED HDTV for $249.99 at Walmart (List price: $399.99).65-inch Samsung UN65MU6290 4K UltraHD LED Smart HDTV for $797.99 at Walmart (List price: $1099.99).55-inch LG 55SJ8500 120Hz 4K Super UHD Smart LED HDTV and $250 Dell Gift Card for $799 at Dell (List price: $1997).SNES Classic In stock and shipping for $79.96 at Walmart.Out Tomorrow: Madden NFL 19 (PS4, Xbox One) for $47.99 with Amazon Prime at Amazon (List price: $59.99).More TV Deals here.Electronics and ComponentsAmazon Fire HD 8 32GB Wi-Fi 8-inch Tablet with Special Offers for $59.99 at Amazon (Select users save 10 Percent with code: SAVE10OFF – List price: $109.99).Sandisk Ultra 3D SSD 500GB 2.5-inch SATA III Solid State Drive for $86.99 at Amazon (List price: $199.99).Linksys EA9300 Max-Stream AC4000 Tri-Band Wi-Fi Router (Refurb with Linksys Warranty) for $134.99 at PCMag Shop (List price: $199.99).Seagate STGX1000400 1TB USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drive for $49.99 at Amazon (List price: $64.99).Silicon Power Elite Limited Edition 128GB MicroSDXC Card with Adapter for $25.99 at Amazon (List price: $43.19).Mpow 059 Bluetooth Wireless Over Ear Headphones with 40mm Drivers (Over 15,000 Amazon Reviews) for $27.99 at Amazon (Coupon code: 059AABGR – List price: $39.99).Apple AirPods Wireless Bluetooth Earphones (MMEF2AM/A) for $144.98 at Walmart (List price: $159).Netgear Arlo Wireless 720p Security Cam Kit (6-Pack) for $399.98 at Amazon (List price: $549.99).Netgear Arlo Pro 720p Wireless Indoor/Outdoor Add-on Security Camera for $129.99 at Amazon (List price: $189.99).Samsung Galaxy S8 64GB Unlocked Smartphone for $499.99 (S8+ for $590) at Amazon (List price: $724.99).Audio Technica ATH-ANC9 QuietPoint Noise-Cancelling Headphones for $118.98 at Amazon (List price: $199).AUTO-VOX M1 Backup Camera Kit with 4.3-inch LCD Monitor for $32.99 at Amazon (Coupon code: EEHN3LXD – List price: $49.99).Seneo 10W 2-in-1 QI Fast Wireless Charger Pad with Apple Watch Charger Stand for $17.84 at Amazon (Coupon code: VHKXQ8QV – List price: $29.99).More Electronics and Tech Deals here.Tools and Home Improvement, Kitchen Gadgets, and moreEufy RoboVac 11S Slim Self-Charging Robotic Vacuum for $179.99 at Amazon (List price: $229.99).Atlantic Gaming Desk Pro (Supports Monitors up to 32-inch) for $104.99 at Walmart (List price: $169.99).Cosco 6-Foot Centerfold Folding Table (Black) for $38.88 at Walmart (List price: $47).Oakley Radar Pace Smart Sunglasses with Realtime Coaching and built-in accelerometer, gyroscope, pressure, humidity, and proximity sensors for $149 at PCMag Shop (List price: $449).LEGO Star Wars Jakku Quad Jumper 75178 Building Kit (457 Pieces) for $30 at Amazon (List price: $49.99).Little Giant 22-Foot Multi-Use Aluminum Ladder with Wheels for $170.99 at Amazon (List price: $199.98).Hallomall 15W 24-LED Portable Rechargeable Work Light with Magnetic Base for $20.29 at Amazon (Coupon code: BZMJV47D – List price: $28.99).Honeywell AirGenius 4 Air Cleaner/Odor Reducer (Up to 250 sq ft) for $103.53 at Walmart (List price: $160).Sealight S1 Series H11/H9/H8 LED Headlight Bulb Conversion Kit (6000 Lumen) for $23.99 at Amazon (Coupon code: 7WE8TJOV – List price: $39.99).Today Only: Bosch PS32-02 12V Max Brushless 3/8-Inch Drill/Driver Kit for $84.98 at Amazon (List price: $144.99).JackyLED 45-Piece 45-in-1 Precision Screwdriver Toolkit for $5.71 at Amazon (Coupon code: VJWJ6HVS – List price: $10.99).Tacklife 3-Piece Universal Socket Set for $6.38 at Amazon (Coupon code: ECQG7Z4L – List price: $7.97).For more great deals go to TechBargains.last_img read more

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Sarris postmatch reaction inspired City win – Rudiger reveals

first_imgChelsea defender Antonio Rudiger has revealed that Maurizio Sarri’s terrifying post-match reaction after the loss to Wolves inspired the win over City.The Blues suffered a disappointing 2-1 defeat to Wolverhampton Wanderers last Wednesday despite taking the lead in the first half.The loss to Wolves handed Sarri only his second defeat as Chelsea boss but put a dent to their title aspirations.However, the Blues bounced back with an emphatic 2-0 win over champions Manchester City, ending Pep Guardiola’s side unbeaten run in the Premier League, thanks to goals from N’Golo Kante and David Luiz.Sacchi explains Sarri, Conte, and Ancelotti Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Arrigo Sacchi talked about how Sarri has a tougher time at Juventus than Conte at Inter; while Ancelotti’s “blood is boiling” at Napoli.Arrigo Sacchi…“After the Wolves game, he was terrifying,” Rudiger said, according to ESPN. “He was going crazy. But that was OK, because we shouldn’t have lost this match.”“The day after, he was very calm and clear-minded. He spoke with us and made it clear that we have to believe in ourselves. He wanted us to go into the City game looking for the win.”last_img read more

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Prominent Ministry of Education officer is now the interim boss at National

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, November 14, 2016 – Tamera Howell Robinson has the job, at least for now.  Last week the contentious atmosphere and staff concerns at the Board reached the Governor in Cabinet.  A major call was for the removal of Zaneta Burton as CEO of the publically owned health plan.The Premier and Finance Minister were slammed by staff for sluggish response to their concerns; the leaders’ delay resulted in further industrial action and another ‘sit out’ which forced the office to close down.It is unclear what will ultimately happen but Tamera Howell-Robinson is the interim CEO; she started work today. TCI: Independent House member Connolly says PDM Government too inexperienced to manage the country Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #NHIB NHIB report bogus, Premier says change initiatives progressing A Statement from the Premier and Minister of Health, Agriculture, and Human services, Dr. The Hon. Rufus W. Ewing on the National Health Insurance schemelast_img read more

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Blazers top Grizzlies 9793

first_imgPORTLAND — Just when everyone was convinced that the Trail Blazers were tanking, they showed they still have something left in the tank. Maybe it was a fleeing moment. Perhaps it was an anomaly. But after beating the Grizzlies 97-93, Portland looked less like a lottery team and more like one playing power ball. Of course, you can never make any serious evaluation based on one game. The Lakers’ most recent championship run with rife was with regular-season losses to the Bobcats. However, two nights earlier, when the Blazers fell to the sub-.500 Bucks by 29 points in their own building, the thought of beating the team with the fourth-best record in the west sounded like nothing more than pure fiction. And yet — there was Nicolas Batum taking a charge from Marc Gasol midway through the fourth quarter to boost the crowd-nose to Rose Garden expectations. There was Wesley Matthews drilling a 3-pointer with 3:47 remaining to put Portland up by six. There was Jamal Crawford stroking home all 10 of his free throws — seven of which came in the fourth quarter — to ice the game and, more importantly, cool talk of an irreconcilable season. “There are 19 more games. We look at the standings on NBA.com, and when there’s a little cross next to a team, that means you’re not in the playoffs,” Batum said. “We don’t have that cross yet.” The Blazers (22-25) currently lie 3 1/2 games behind the Rockets for the eighth and final spot in the Western Conference playoff race. Just as significantly, three teams (Utah, Phoenix an Minnesota) sit between Houston and Portland in the standings, meaning very few losses can be spared.last_img read more

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Classic Macau the theme for Arnaldo Hos new HK5 billion IR in

first_imgLisboeta, a new Integrated Resort (IR) inspired by classic Macau venues, will be developed next to SJM’s Grand Lisboa Palace in Cotai, the project’s founder and director Arnaldo Ho, revealed on Thursday.Operated by Macau Theme Park and Resort Limited (MTPR), Lisboeta will cost HK$5 billion and cover 141,000 square meters of floor space once completed in 2020.Photo by Eduardo Martins“Lisboeta will become the next classic of the future,” said Ho, the son of Macau gaming godfather Stanley Ho and SJM Co-Chair Angela Leong. Its architecture will be inspired by local landmarks such as Macau’s first casino, Hotel Estoril, the floating casino Macau Palace and the city’s streets as they were last century.Lisboeta will include three hotels, totalling 820 rooms. Lisboeta Hotel will have 574 rooms, Maison L’Occitane 164 rooms and Casa de Amigo 82 rooms.Maison L’Occitane will be the first boutique hotel in the world designed by the cosmetics brand with its rooms to be inspired by the company’s products. On the other hand, Casa de Amigo will include rooms decorated with the Friends Line characters.Lisboeta will also have a zip-line attraction, indoor skydiving facilities and Emperor Cinemas, featuring Macau’s first IMAX and MX4D movie theatres. Emperor Cinemas will have 1,200 seats.Photo by Eduardo MartinsThe entertainment offering will be complemented by food and beverage facilities recreating traditional food from Macau. The IR will also include a futuristic retail arcade and space for MICE events.The name Lisboeta is the taken from the Portuguese word for inhabitants of Lisbon, Portugal, and also the adjective referencing Lisbon as their place of origin.“It is not a theme park, it is an integrated resort,” said Ho, dismissing previous reports claiming a theme park would be built on the premises. He added that the IR will not include any gaming space with Lisboeta targeting families.The official launch ceremony was officiated by the directors of MTPR – Arnaldo Ho, Angela Leong, Lee Wai Man and Li Chi Keung.Photo by Eduardo Martinslast_img read more

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Buy This Comic Doom Patrol 4

first_imgLady Castle #1 from BOOM! Studios, written by Delilah Dawson, and with art by Ashley A. Woods. Check out our review of the first issue here!Loose Ends #1 (of 4) from Image Comics, writer Jason Latour, artist Chris Brunner, and colorist Rico Renzi.Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #6 (of 6) from BOOM Studios, written by Brenden Fletcher, Tini Howard, and Kelly Thompson, with art by Danielle Di Nicuolo. FINAL ISSUE! Today is Wednesday, better known as New Comic Book Day, the best day of the week. A lot of great comics came out today, but this column is meant to focus on the best of the best, the must have books that should be in everyone’s stack for the week. This week, that comic is Doom Patrol #4 from DC Comics’ Young Animal, written by Gerard Way and art by Nick Derington.Doom Patrol #4(W) Gerard Way (A) Nick DeringtonEverything is getting stranger and stranger for Casey Brinke. The secrets she’s learned about her true origin do a little to explain the bizarre new surroundings she finds herself in, but not why she’s attracting the members of Doom Patrol like so many flies. Also, find out the secret ingredient that makes Danny Burgers so delicious!Doom Patrol by Way and Derington was one of my favorite new series of 2016, with its first three issues standing out as unique, energetic, and just flat out insane. When DC Comics announced their Young Animal line of comics with Gerard Way, there was some hesitation on my part, as it seemed almost too bold for the publisher. Thankfully, all four of the Young Animal series have proven themselves to be some of the most enjoyable comic books to be coming out. Way does a great job of continuously throwing balls in the air, while still managing to deliver on a lot of little small stuff that satisfies.. Slowly filling in the picture for the readers as they make their way into the story, while also always keep an air of uncertainty. Way does not hide his Grant Morrison influence. And it shows in his storytelling, in the best way possible. The first three issues of Doom Patrol were some of the most fun I had reading a comic last year, and issue four keeps up the pace.I feel as if Nick Derington’s art here is underappreciated. His style brings so much to the personality to the series, which is really saying something given how great Way’s script is. It takes a special kind of artist to not only be able to keep up but esentially to steal the show. Simple, clean lines, a classic sensibility, and bold colors make his pencils glow with a sense that this book was made with love, not just for the series, but for comic books as a medium. Thanks to this creative team and such a strong vision, Doom Patrol continues to be one of the best new series, and easily one of my favorite comics each month. Doom Patrol #4 is available in print at your local comic store and online at Comixology.com.1/25/2017 ReleasesIn addition to, here is a list of other new titles that came out this week that you should also be reading if you are not already.last_img read more

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