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Virat Kohli brushes aside Anil Kumble’s ‘be boring’ plea with majestic ton

first_img‘Be boring’, was coach Anil Kumble’s demand. Can’t do, replied Virat Kohli with a gem. (Match Scorecard)Kohli’s record-breaking form continued today as the Indian Test captain scored his majestic 12th ton on Day 1 of the first Test against the West Indies in Antigua. The skipper went on to score an unbeaten 143 off 197 deliveries and led India to 302/4 at the end of day’s play.Kohli picked up from he left off in the Indian Premier League and put the visitors in a commanding position against the hosts on the opening day. Kohli, who is going through the form of his life, enjoyed unprecedented success at the ninth edition of the IPL, where he scored a record 973 runs, including four centuries, to lead Royal Challengers Bangalore to the final.Prior to the IPL, Kohli was also named the World T20 player of the tournament for his 273 runs from five matches, including three fifties against Pakistan, Australia and West Indies. India lost against eventual champions West Indies in the semi-final. (Kohli reaches 3000 run-mark in his 42nd Test match)However, his success has not just been restricted to the limited-overs format.He has enjoyed wild success since taking over as India’s Test skipper after MS Dhoni retired from the five-day format in December 2014, leading the team to historic series victories over Sri Lanka and South Africa.The tour to West Indies is Kohli’s first assignment in Caribbean as India’s Test skipper. Interestingly, Kohli made his Test debut in West Indies in 2011 but failed to make a mark, averaging just 15.20 in five innings.advertisementHowever, he rewrote the script today with a well-paced innings, laced with 16 boundaries at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium. Despite coach Anil Kumble insisting on playing “boring cricket”, Kohli went about his innings at a breathtaking pace.Kohli came onto bat when India lost Cheteshwar Pujara to leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo right after the Lunch break and soon took the attack to the opposition.Keeping control of the proceedings, Kohli stitched a brilliant 105-run stand for the third wicket with Delhi teammate Shikhar Dhawan to thwart the West Indies’ attack.The duo kept the scoreboard ticking until Dhawan was snapped by Bishoo at the stroke of Tea. However, an undeterred Kohli continued on his scoring spree, scoring a 57-run partnership with Ajinkya Rahane.’Rookie to Man’For Kohli, who had 11 centuries in 41 matches, but not a single one against the West Indies, it couldn’t have been a better day.The century was his fifth as India Test captain. Kohli, who earlier in the day crossed the 3000-run mark in the longest format, has now scored more than 1000 runs as captain. He took just 18 innings to breach the mark and is tied at second spot with Dhoni. Former captain Sunil Gavaskar reached the milestone in 14 innings.The applauds soon poured in for Kohli as he marked his ton with a subdued celebration. Antigua’s famous son Viv Richards, who was at the commentary box, described the feat as “marvelous”.”When he last toured West Indies, he was a rookie. But now he has grown into a man. That was a marvellous ton. I have watched him over the years and he is a guy who is always in the game,” said the West Indian legend, who is an admirer of Kohli.last_img read more

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EFA bans Finland midfielder Roman Eremenko after testing positive for cocaine

first_imgFinland midfielder Roman Eremenko has been banned for two years after he tested positive for cocaine, UEFA said Friday.Traces of cocaine, which is considered a banned stimulant, were found in a sample Eremenko gave after playing for CSKA Moscow in a Champions League game against Bayer Leverkusen in September.The result of that game, a 2-2 draw, will not be affected by Friday’s ruling even though Eremenko scored CSKA’s second goal.The two-year ban is backdated to October 6, the date Eremenko was provisionally suspended.”The club and the player intend to appeal this decision,” CSKA said in a statement on its website. “Further comments will be given once we receive the full text of the decision.”This month, the Court of Arbitration for Sport gave Algeria forward Youcef Belaili a two-year ban on appeal for cocaine after throwing out a previous four-year sanction on procedural grounds.Eremenko’s case follows another Champions League doping case last season, when Macedonia midfielder Arijan Ademi was banned for four years when he tested positive for a banned steroid while playing for Dinamo Zagreb against Arsenal in the group stage.Born in Moscow, the 29-year-old Eremenko grew up in Finland and has represented the country 73 times, including in qualifying for the 2018 World Cup. He won the Russian league title with CSKA last season and the Ukrainian title with Dynamo Kiev in 2009.”We absolutely cannot accept the use of drugs, wherever it may take place,” Marco Casagrande, the chairman of the Finnish Football Association, said in a statement.advertisement”We’re extremely sorry for the actions of Roman Eremenko. Though we condemn the use of drugs, one also has to keep in mind the dimension concerning the individual,” Casagrande added.”Should Roman Eremenko need support to take care of his issues, we’re ready to help.”CSKA is fourth in the Russian league and last in Group E of the Champions League behind Monaco, Leverkusen and Tottenham.last_img read more

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FIFA 18 offers: Where to buy the game

first_imgeSports FIFA 18 offers: Where to buy the game cheapest on PS4 and Xbox One Goal Last updated 2 years ago 20:30 29/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Cristiano Ronaldo FIFA 18 cropped EA Sports eSports WTF Goal takes a look at the prices on offer at various retailers around the USA with the latest EA Sports game soon to be available FIFA 18 is set for its global release on September 29 and fans are excitedly counting down the hours until they can get their hands on the latest in the insanely popular EA Sports series.The standard version of the game is priced at $59.99, while the Ronaldo edition is more expensive at $79.99. The Icon Edition, which costs $99.99, appears to currently only be available in digital form.The other two editions, though, are now being readied for sale in stores. Unfortunately, few discounts are available at this early stage. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina 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. Ahead of release day, Goal takes a look at the various prices available to gamers looking to get the best value.BEST FIFA 18 PRICES FOR PS4FIFA 18 Chelsea kit reveal (screenshot)Standard edition Store Price Amazon $59.88 Best Buy $59.99 eStarland $57.95 GameStop $59.99 New Egg $59.99 Toys ‘R Us $59.99 Walmart $59.88 Ronaldo edition Store Price Amazon $79.99 Best Buy $79.99 eStarland TBC GameStop $79.99 New Egg $79.99 Toys ‘R Us $79.99 Walmart $79.88 BEST FIFA 18 PRICES FOR XBOX ONEFIFA18 SCREENSHOTStandard edition Store Price Amazon $59.88 Best Buy $59.99 eStarland $57.95 GameStop $59.99 New Egg $59.99 Toys ‘R Us $59.99 Walmart $59.88 Ronaldo edition Store Price Amazon $79.99 Best Buy $79.99 eStarland TBC GameStop $79.99 New Egg $79.99 Toys ‘R Us TBC Walmart $79.88 WHERE CAN I GET FIFA 18 EARLY?Cristiano Ronaldo FIFA 18If you’re happy to buy a digital version of the game rather than a hard copy, you can play now by stumping up the extra cash for the Ronaldo or Icon Edition.They are both available to buy, complete and unlimited, from the Xbox Live and PlayStation stores.Those waiting for the standard edition or to get their hands on the boxed version of the game will have to wait until Friday, when FIFA is officially released worldwide.last_img read more

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Company behind possible second roadside THC tester eager to sell to Canada

first_imgOTTAWA — The company behind the second machine that could be approved for roadside drug tests in Canada says its product is faster and easier to use for police wary about the technology.Six months after the federal government legalized cannabis for recreational use, officers have expressed wariness about the one testing machine currently approved, called the Drager DrugTest 5000, and how its results might hold up in court.In an interview, two officials from the company Abbott say their testing device, the “SoToxa,” has shown it can accurately use a saliva sample to test for drugs in a person’s system within five minutes and work in cold weather.They stress the device is an optional tool for police forces to use if they want to test for THC, the main psychoactive ingredient in cannabis, before officers go through additional steps required to charge someone under Canada’s drug-impaired driving law.The handheld device is now in a 30-day public review window after the government posted its intention to allow police to use the device.Afterward, if approved, the company says it has enough devices to fill orders and has training ready in both official languages.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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London Reveals The Paddington Bear Trail

first_imgVisitLondon.com, the NSPCC and STUDIOCANAL have revealed 15 of the much anticipated statues for The Paddington Bear Trail ahead of the unique bear artworks that will go on display across London from Tuesday 4 November.Hugh Bonneville attends the launch of The Paddington Trail in LondonPaddington’s origins date back almost sixty years to when his creator, Michael Bond, bought a small bear from Selfridges on Christmas Eve 1956, as a present for his wife, and named him after the nearest railway station to which they lived. In Michael Bond’s original tales, the young bear finds himself alone in a big and unfamiliar city. Taken in by the Brown family, he finds a warm welcome and a safe place to stay and sets out to discover more about his adopted city.Bears revealed included David Beckham’s ‘Golden Paws’, Emma Watson’s ‘Flutterby’, Benedict Cumberbatch’s ‘Sherlock Bear’, Peter Capaldi’s ‘Paddington Who?’, Stephen Fry’s ‘Paddington is GREAT’, Nicole Kidman’s ‘Blush’, Supermodel Kate Moss’ ‘Goldiebear’ is in Selfridges’ Christmas themed window, Sandra Bullock’s Gravity-inspired Paddington in an astronaut’s outfit at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, and the Mayor of London Boris Johnson’s ‘The Bear of London.’ From Big Ben and St Paul’s Cathedral to Tower Bridge – this Paddington wears his love for London on his sleeve.Visitors will be able to follow in the furry footsteps of the world’s favourite Peruvian explorer visiting locations across the capital from as far west as Heathrow through to the O2 in the east, taking in some of London’s key cultural and landmark hotspots such as The Royal Opera House, Museum of London, Horse Guards Parade, the Museum of Childhood, Selfridges and, of course, Paddington Station.VisitLondon.com has a dedicated section of their website which details a full list of designers and their designs and will enable visitors to London to find out more about the trail and download the trail map, share their pictures and discover the stories behind each statue and location.Source:PR Newswirelast_img read more

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Morocco’s Adel Taarabt Discusses Bad Reputation

Rabat – Following his Monday meeting with the president of FC Nantes, Waldemar Kita, to negotiate a contract, Moroccan football player Adel Taarabt is ready to make a big comeback in the French league.In an interview with French outlet l’Equipe, the 29-year-old Atlas Lion expressed his wish to play in France again and to prove that he still has all his talent. “I really want to come back to France and I had a good chat with President Kita. He’s not afraid to tell you things, and I like that,” said Taarabt. “The coach really wants me and his speech touched me. When you hear it, it gives you even more desire to smash everything.” To prove his determination to return to the French league where he received training with Lens, Taarabt explained that he refused Spanish clubs, an Italian club, and a contract of €3 million in Saudi Arabia.“FC Nantes reminds me of Lens. I am passionate, I love football, and I can’t wait to show what I can do technically,” he said. As for the bad reputation he developed throughout the years by getting himself in trouble, the Moroccan international football player made it clear that he is not the bad boy he used to be. “I’m not 22 or 23 anymore. I have matured, I have no more problems. This reputation is over! When I was young, I did not like being replaced, that’s right, I wanted things to go faster than music,” said the midfielder. Taarabt immigrated to France with his family when he was only 11 years old. He was formed at RC Lens. He has since played with several prestigious clubs, including Tottenham, Fulham, AC Milan, and Benfica. read more

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DePaul makes 18 3pointers in 10288 win over Temple

CHICAGO — Ashton Millender scored 23 points, including seven of DePaul’s 18 3-pointers, to lead the No. 20 Blue Demons past Temple 102-88 Monday for the Owls’ fifth straight loss.Rebekah Dahlman had 16 points and Chante Stonewall added 15 points and seven rebounds for DePaul (5-3). Mia Davis had 26 points and 11 rebounds and Alliya Butts added 23 points for Temple (2-5).The game was played in the afternoon as part of a field trip for elementary schoolchildrenThe Blue Demons attempted 44 shots from behind the arc. They entered the game leading the nation in 3-pointers made and attempted. They made 22 against Savannah State this season. Millender went 7 of 13 3-pointers and Lexi Held hit all three she took.Temple finished 13 of 29 from long range, with Davis hitting 4 of 5.DePaul led 49-36 at halftime. The Blue Demons outrebounded the Owls 46-33 and had 11 steals.The Associated Press read more

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Pizza boxes Can we get rid of them too Reusable culture isnt

first_img 22 Comments Monday 8 Apr 2019, 7:30 PM A NEW DEPOSIT AND return scheme for coffee cups launched in Dublin today, as organisers hope to reduce reliance on single-use coffee cups.How the scheme works: you purchase a coffee or tea and pay an additional charge of €1, which acts as a deposit for the cup. When you return the cup, you receive your €1 back. The pilot project, which is funded by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and operated by 2GoCup Ltd, will be rolled out across DCU and Trinity College campuses and Dublin City Council’s Civic Offices today and over the next couple of weeks. There are hopes to expand if the pilot goes well. Samantha Fahy, director of sustainability at DCU, believes the scheme will help change people’s behaviour and attitudes, moving towards a greater reusable culture which could even see the end of pizza boxes as we know them. Watch the video above for our full report. https://jrnl.ie/4582147 12,017 Views Share34 Tweet Email Subscribe for more videos By Andrew Roberts Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Apr 8th 2019, 7:31 PM ‘Pizza boxes. Can we get rid of them too?’: ‘Reusable’ culture isn’t just about coffee cups The scheme launched at DCU and Trinity college today with hopes to expand into other parts of Dublin and Ireland. Source: TheJournal.ie/YouTubelast_img read more

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Apple toujours en tête du marché des tablettes tactiles

first_imgApple toujours en tête du marché des tablettes tactilesSelon une étude du cabinet Gartner, plus de 63 millions de tablettes tactiles seront vendues en 2011. Dont une grande partie seront des iPad d’Apple…Le marché des tablettes tactiles ne devrait pas cesser sa croissance, explique une étude du cabinet Gartner relayée par l’AFP. Plus de 63 millions d’unités devraient ainsi être vendues en 2011, contre 17 millions en 2010. Pour 2015, le cabinet prévoit même que les ventes atteindront le chiffre de 326 millions d’unités écoulées. Et dans ce marché, Apple devrait continuer à se tailler une belle part…À lire aussiiPhone 6 : un smartphone fragile qui se plierait en restant dans une poche ?Ainsi, Gartner prévoit qu’en 2011, l’iPad continuera de représenter 73,4% des ventes mondiales de tablettes, contre 83% en 2010. “Nous nous attendons à ce qu’Apple maintienne son leadership, en conservant plus de 50% de parts de marché jusqu’en 2014”, explique Carolina Milanesi, vice-présidente du cabinet, qui estime que “tant que les concurrents d’Apple ne peuvent pas répondre à son approche d’Apple”, ils ne pourront défier le groupe que de façon “minimale”. Toutefois, les tablettes sous Android vont tout de même gagner des parts de marché, puisqu’elles sont déjà passées de 14,3% en 2010 à 17,3% en 2011, pour 11 millions d’exemplaires écoulés.Le 23 septembre 2011 à 12:57 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Special counsel Mueller named to probe TrumpRussia ties

first_imgWASHINGTON — Besieged from all sides, the Trump administration relented and appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller Wednesday evening as a special counsel to oversee the federal investigation into allegations Russia and Donald Trump’s campaign collaborated to influence the 2016 presidential election.The appointment came as Democrats insisted ever more loudly that someone outside Trump’s Justice Department must handle the politically charged investigation. Republican congressional leaders had resisted the idea, and there had been no clear sign that Trump or his top White House aides were about to announce it.However, an increasing number of Republicans had joined in calling for digging deeper, especially after Trump fired FBI Director James Comey who had been leading the bureau’s probe — and after Comey associates said he had made notes of a meeting in which Trump asked him to drop the FBI’s investigation.Early reaction from Congress was generally positive to the appointment of Mueller (pronounced MULL-er).Democrats said it was not a moment too soon, though they also expressed caution, waiting to how Mueller would perform.Republican House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz of Utah said Mueller was a “great selection. Impeccable credentials. Should be widely accepted.”Fellow Republican Peter King of New York was more leery because of the broad authority special prosecutors have. He said, “I’m worried with all special counsels because there’s no control over them and they can abuse their power.”In the 1990s, Democrats complained that independent counsel Kenneth Starr, who investigated President Bill Clinton, overstepped his authority.Earlier Wednesday, Trump gave no indication of the announcement to come in a commencement address at the Coast Guard Academy.He made no reference to the controversies about Russia or the Russia ties for fired National Security Adviser Michael Flynn or Comey’s dismissal. But he complained bitterly that about criticism of his still-young presidency.last_img read more

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Hearst Expands Mobile Ad Creation Through Sprout

first_imgHearst Digital Media is expanding its tablet and mobile-based ad creation capabilities through a partnership with Sprout, a platform that enables publishers and agencies to create and track their own mobile and tablet ads.Sprout, which is a division of mobile ad network InMobi, is a cloud-based tool that allows its clients to import materials and create mobile HTML5 ads. Hearst Digital plans to use the service for its mobile optimized web sites for brands such as Marie Claire, Good Housekeeping, Cosmopolitan and Seventeen. Last September, Hearst announced an aggressive 6-18 month plan to optimize all of its magazine web sites with HTML5, acknowledging the importance mobile devices are going to play in content consumption. More on this topic Hearst Launches Mobile App ‘Think Tank’ Hearst Joins Nokia’s Global Mobile Ad Network Private Ad Exchanges Digital Magazines News Wire | 02.26.10 Hearst To Convert All Sites to HTML5 Hearst Partners with Verizon to Target Millennials with Digital VideoJust In Meredith Corp. Makes Digital-Side Promotions | People on the Move The Atlantic Names New Global Marketing Head | People on the Move Bonnier Corp. Terminates Editor-in-Chief for Ethics Breach PE Firm Acquires Majority Stake in Industry Dive Shanker Out, Litterick In as CEO of EnsembleIQ Editor & Publisher Magazine Sold to Digital Media ConsultantPowered by Since the optimization program began, Hearst Digital Media vice president of programming and product strategy Mark Weinberg told Folio: that Good Housekeeping, which was the first brand to undergo the transition, has had record monthly uniques.”With a comprehensive suite of HTML5 applications, we can develop solutions that tap into the inherent functionality of each device—tailoring solutions to consumer interests and behaviors,” says Hearst Digital Media executive director of marketing services Laura Schooling.last_img read more

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President Trumps Biggest Foreign Policy Headache For 2018

first_imgEvan Vucci, Wong Maye-E/APPresident Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are expected to continue to square off in 2018.Stopping North Korea’s nuclear program is the thorniest foreign policy problem for the U.S. president in the new year, but then again, the same was true a year ago. What has changed in 2017 is North Korea’s capability and the United States’ approach.Kim Jong Un begins each year with a New Year’s Day address. This year, it began with a note that his military “entered the final stage of preparation for the test launch of intercontinental ballistic missile.” President-elect Donald Trump responded with a tweet saying, “It won’t happen!”As we look back on the year, Kim was the one who delivered on his promise. And he did so by July 4 — American Independence Day — with a successful test of an ICBM.The crisis mounted and then abated afterward. Remember Trump’s “fire and fury“? And Kim’s plan to bracket Guam with missiles? By Aug. 29, North Korea detonated a nuclear bomb that analysts believe was 10 times more powerful than the last test, a year prior.“Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un are like professional wrestlers who go round after round, with plenty of trash talk … but never really come to blows,” writes John Delury, an associate professor at Yonsei University Graduate School of International Studies in Seoul. “But then we remember that these two characters are commanders in chief of real armies. … In these conditions of mutual hostility and ignorance, things could go wrong, fast.”The North Korea situation holds perhaps the greatest risk of nuclear war of any conflict on Earth, and a resolution is complicated by factors that reach beyond the immediate countries involved.Core issue: competing goalsThe simplest explanation for the intractability is this: The six powers with the most stakes regarding North Korea have conflicting objectives, backed by solid reasons not to compromise.North Korea won’t give up its nuclear weapons because it keeps the Kim regime in power. The Kim regime has unequivocally stated that its nuclear weapons are not, and never will be, up for negotiation. With each test, Kim strengthens his deterrence capability against external threats while enhancing himself as a leader standing up to the U.S.China and Russia won’t abandon the current North Korean leadership, despite wishing it would denuclearize. The U.S. and its allies Japan and South Korea won’t stop trying to pressure North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons. And thus the impasse.“These goals have proven inflexible because they represent a much wider struggle between the established liberal world order and resurgent authoritarianism,” says Ben Forney, a research associate at the Asan Institute for Policy Studies in Seoul.He argues that North Korea is a test case for whether the Western-led international system will endure in Northeast Asia.“Russia’s encroachment into Ukraine and annexation of Crimea, China’s island-building in the South China Sea and North Korea’s nuclear weapons program are not isolated events,” Forney says. “They are deliberate actions by resurgent powers that share a common goal: to challenge the liberal international order.”Russia — which, like North Korea, is under U.S. sanctions — “seeks greater influence in Europe; China in East Asia,” Forney says. “Both of these objectives necessitate the reduction of U.S. power, and there is no one with better anti-U.S. credentials than Kim Jong Un. Allowing his regime to fall would be seen as capitulating to the Western narrative that powerful nations and institutions have a right to intervene in the affairs of destabilizing states.”On the flip side, you have the U.S., South Korea and Japan. They represent North Korea as the antithesis to norms they champion. It’s regarded as fact that North Korea is a nuclear state, but for the U.S. to accept that would be tantamount to acknowledging that liberal democracies no longer have the strength or the will to promote their interests, Forney says.Misdiagnosis?Delury argues one of the key reasons that crises persist is a misread of the security problem itself. The U.S. is preoccupied with Pyongyang’s weapons capabilities instead of what he considers the root of the problem, which is why North Korea feels it needs weapons: the hostile relationship between North Korea and South Korea and the U.S.“The theory of victory should be defined in terms of terminating the enemy relationship between North Korea, the United States and South Korea. A gradual process of denuclearization can be a measure and outgrowth of that transformation, but not its precondition,” Delury writes.Meaningful international cooperation can only occur when China, the U.S. or North Korea is ready to abandon something it has thus far been unwilling to consider giving up, he believes. Until then, the situation will remain unresolved and only likely to deteriorate.Lack of coordination, consistencyThen there is the most pressing practical problem: How would you define the U.S. policy on North Korea?When it comes to the issue, there are three overarching options — trying to weaken North Korea through sanctions and isolating it from the international community; a military strike or threatening one; and diplomacy — engaging with Pyongyang through talks.The Trump administration is trying all three at once and sometimes sending conflicting messages. Trump and his ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, threaten “utter destruction” and say “talks won’t work.” Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said this month that the U.S. wants to talk without precondition (before walking it back). And in the actions-speak-louder-than-words realm, the starving of resources via sanctions has steadily increased throughout the year.“The total lack of consistency, the total inability to separate rhetoric from substance — all of it makes people throw up their hands and be like, ‘Well, I don’t know what to believe,’ ” said Van Jackson, a former Defense Department Asia specialist who now teaches at Victoria University in New Zealand. “For statesmen, there couldn’t be anything more valuable than credibility, right? The ability to make commitments that others will believe. We’re seeing a hollowing out of U.S. credibility across the board. … So even forgetting that we have a long history of mutual bad faith with North Korea, how can Kim Jong Un sit there and say, ‘Oh I’d love to sit down with Tillerson and see what he has to say!’? It’s all going to be b.s. from Kim Jong Un’s perspective.”So, here we are. Kim Jong Un will lay out his perspective on New Year’s Day 2018. The world will be watching.Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. Sharelast_img read more

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Munroe Bergdorf reveals new look following facial feminisation surgery

first_imgThe 30-year-old explained that the surgeries had helped her to look “in harmony with how I see myself on the inside”.She wrote: So, I wanted to be the first to tell you all. Three weeks ago I underwent Facial Feminisation Surgery (FFS), which consisted of multiple surgeries to feminise my facial features and help bring them into harmony with how I see myself on the inside.“This is surgery that I’ve waited for and desperately wanted for over seven years and I can’t tell you how much of a weight has been lifted as a result.”The star, who hit the headlines last year after she became entangled with L’Oréal in a race row, came out as trans at 18. eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) NHS Scotland faces accusations of being transphobic as it limits access to chest surgeriesTrans model Munroe Bergdorf becomes LGBT adviser for Labour PartyMunroe Bergdorf steps down from Labour Party’s LGBT advisory boardPINK NEWS- She explained that she’s suffered from severe dysphoria about the way she looks, and so the surgery was an important step to help her move on.“Like many trans people, gender dysphoria is something that I have battled with throughout my transition.“I made this decision by myself, for myself, so that I can start the next chapter of my life.“Surgery is a personal choice, not all trans people want surgery, not all trans people need or have the medical access to surgery, but it was the right decision for me and I consider myself extremely fortunate to have been able to make such a decision,” she added.Her followers congratulated her on the life-changing surgery.One person wrote: “Absolutely glowing. your beauty has always permeated, i am so happy for your joy.”“You were beautiful on the inside and out before the surgery @munroebergdorf. Glad to hear you’re now comfortable in your skin. Keep slaying,” another said.center_img A third added: “You know when ya fav song is playing and you turn it up louder because it just that damn good?? Well, you just turned up your beauty because as before, its just that damn good!!! You look even more beautiful!! I’m so happy that you had the opportunity to fulfill one of your heart’s closest desires.”(Instagram/munroebergdorf)Bergdorf is now the face of cruelty-free make-up brand Illamasqua after she left L’Oréal and called for the company to be boycotted.She was working as an ambassador for the beauty giant in its #allworthit campaign.However, she was dropped after writing an important post about how racism is inherent to white people.She wrote in the post: “Honestly I don’t have energy to talk about the racial violence of white people any more. Yes ALL white people.“Because most of y’all don’t even realise or refuse to acknowledge that your existence, privilege and success as a race is built on the backs, blood and death of people of colour. Your entire existence is drenched in racism. From micro-aggressions to terrorism, you guys built the blueprint for this sh*t.”(Chris Jepson)“Come see me when you realise that racism isn’t learned, it’s inherited and consciously or unconsciously passed down through privilege,” she added.L’Oréal fired Bergdorf after the post and claimed that they did “support diversity and tolerance towards all people irrespective of their race, background, gender and religion.“The L’Oréal Paris True Match campaign is a representation of these values and we are proud of the diversity of the Ambassadors who represent this campaign.“We believe that the recent comments by Munroe Bergdorf are at odds with those values, and as such we have taken the decision to end the partnership with her.“L’Oréal remains committed to celebrating diversity and breaking down barriers in beauty.”Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Munroe Bergdorf has revealed the results of her ‘facial feminisation’ surgery, and she looks incredible.The transgender model and activist shared images on Twitter and Instagram taken by professional photographer Dimitris Theocharis after undergoing a number of facial surgeries. last_img read more

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11 Afghan police get year in jail over mob killing of woman

first_img Arizona families, Arizona farms: providing the local community with responsibly produced dairy New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan judge on Tuesday sentenced 11 policemen to one year in prison for dereliction of duty during the mob killing of a woman in Kabul who was falsely accused of burning a Quran.Judge Safiullah Mojadedi, presiding in Afghanistan’s Primary Court, released another eight policemen for lack of evidence.The policemen were among 49 people charged over the brutal killing of 27-year-old Farkhunda at a Kabul shrine on March 19. Like many Afghans, she used only one name. Sponsored Stories Comments   Share   Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facilitycenter_img “We have already said that we are not happy with the decision of the judge,” said Mujibullah. No date has yet been set for the appeal trial.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. The attack sparked protests in Afghanistan and reverberated around the world, highlighting the brutality women face in the country’s conservative society.Earlier this month, four defendants were sentenced to death, eight to 16 years in prison, and 18 were freed for lack of evidence.Members of Farkhunda’s family were not in court to hear the verdicts as they had not been told when the judge would announce them, according to her brother, Mujibullah. He said the family planned to hire a lawyer and appeal the sentences.A mob attacked Farkhunda after an amulet peddler accused her of burning a Quran when she challenged him over selling his wares to women desperate to have children.Chilling mobile phone videos recorded her being punched, kicked, beaten with wooden planks, thrown off a roof, run over by a car and ultimately set on fire.An Afghan presidential investigation later found that she had not damaged a copy of the Muslim holy book. Some public and religious figures said the attack would have been justified if she had.The trial was broadcast live on national TV, reflecting wide public interest. But the speed with which the first sentences were announced — after just two days of hearings — angered many, including Farkhunda’s family. The subsequent delay in announcing the verdicts for the police raised concern about the possibility of political interference. Patients with chronic pain give advice Top Stories How do cataracts affect your vision?last_img read more

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first_imgGo back to the e-newsletter >Global destination experts LUXE City Guides has launched an innovative new digital subscription service specifically designed for the travel industry. LUXE Concierge is an exclusive, invitation-only digital platform that gives travel specialists access to LUXE’s carefully selected directory of recommendations to the most desirable places in 25 destinations – updated every month by resident city editors.For the first time, selected partners will be able to draw on LUXE’s meticulously curated and constantly updated travel content to deliver a cleverly customised, jointly branded app package directly to their clients’ mobile device.Every app iteration is bespoke, featuring all travel arrangements booked by the agent such as flights, tours and accommodation, plus full access to the premium digital LUXE City Guide for their destination. Agents and hotels can also save valuable time by reusing their favourite itineraries for different clients.LUXE City Guides CEO Simon Westcott said the LUXE Concierge service was designed to benefit any hospitality or travel business with a luxury client base, from hoteliers and travel agents to high-end conference planners.“LUXE Concierge provides users with access to LUXE’s continuously curated Global Recommendations Directory, putting a world of stylish and trusted insider knowledge at their beck and call,” he said.“Of course the world’s best travel consultants and hotel concierges already do a fantastic job providing relevant recommendations for their clients, but we can make it easier to do the job even better. Our up-to-the minute content delivered via state-of-the-art mobile technology straight into the hands of customers ensures above-and-beyond service and expertise.”LUXE Concierge is the first service of its kind combining all travel documentation, itineraries and genuine insider insights into a single app or PDF, delivered to clients in their preferred format.Some of the key features of the app include:The convenience of having all travel arrangements including accommodation bookings, flights, car hire, activities and tours in one place.The ability to input non-LUXE recommendations or destinations such as addresses for business meetings or conferences.The ability to create daily personalised itineraries. Location maps and directions to the nearest points of interest while in a destination.12 months’ access to LUXE City Guides’ continuously updated destination content.The LUXE Concierge platform is co-branded for each subscriber bringing credibility and cachet to each partnership. All subscribers receive automatic membership in LUXE’s exclusive Travel Partner Program, providing access to a range of unique benefits such as digital and print assets and a 25% discount on all LUXE print products.LUXE Concierge will have its official launch at globally renowned luxury travel trade forum, Luxperience, to be held at the Australian Technology Park, Sydney from 6 to 9 September.“We are excited to be launching the LUXE Concierge at Luxperience 2015,” Luxperience Director of Sales and Partner Alliances, Eric Lewanavanua, said. “The LUXE Concierge platform has integrated our Luxperience event program to provide attendees with a co-branded, user-friendly App giving attendees access to their diaries and other pertinent event information, whilst showcasing LUXE’s own sassy destination content,” he continued.“It’s a fitting enhancement to the Luxperience event experience which aims to provide delegates with the latest product enhancements for their service offering in the luxury travel space.”Go back to the e-newsletter >last_img read more

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first_imgGo back to the enewsletterClick the cover to view the manualThe Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) have launched a new addition of the Hong Kong Travel Trade Manual (TTM) for 2018-19.Now available via Hong Kong’s PartnerNet platform, the e-book is an all-in-one travel guide of Hong Kong and a comprehensive tool to help Australian travel trade promote the destination.The guide includes: the latest updates on happenings and events; details on the city’s vibrant lifestyle and diverse culture; as well as information on unique attractions to discover.HKTB Manager of Trade Marketing and Business Tourism for Australia, New Zealand and South Pacific, Lisa Lee said “we hope this e-book enriches the knowledge of our travel trade and arms them with the right tools to best represent and sell Hong Kong.”“Hong Kong is synonymous with style and sophistication from the iconic The Peninsula Hotel, through to the newly opened Hotel VIC and The Murray,” said HKTB Manager – trade marketing and business tourism for Australia, New Zealand and South Pacific, Lisa Lee. “With hotel rooms featuring panoramic harbour views and exclusive rooftop bars, to more than 60 Michelin star restaurants, Hong Kong continues to epitomise luxury with a unique East meets West twist.“Hong Kong delivers seamless service accompanied by a kaleidoscope of culture peppered throughout,” Lee said.Click here to download the e-book.Go back to the enewsletterlast_img read more

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first_imgThe “Goldene Unruh” (“Golden Balance Wheel”) has been awarded to the best watches in the world since 1998. Within the scope of this competition, the editors of the German “Uhren-Magazin” award the special technical prize to exceptional mechanical watch movements. In 2009, this prize went to the CFB A1000 by Carl F. Bucherer.The prizes were presented in February during a gala event that took place in the recently opened Porsche Museum in Stuttgart. In addition, as part of the “Goldene Unruh”, the extended editorial management of “Uhren-Magazin” offers a special technical award for three exceptional new or redeveloped watch movements. In this way, the editors recognize entrepreneurial initiative, through the development of an own, in-house caliber, creating a wider technical platform in the world of mechanical time measurement.This year, the professional jury voted for the technically innovative manufacture caliber CFB A1000 by Carl F. Bucherer. The automatic movement displays a rare perfection and heralds a new era. Especially with its peripherally mounted rotor, which revolves around the movement instead of over it, delivering energy when turning in either direction, the Lucerne watch manufacturer achieved a technical quantum leap. This extremely intricate watchmaking arrangement combines the practical advantages of an automatic winding facility with the optical advantages of a manual winding mechanism, allowing a completely unhindered view of the movement.“We are very proud that our manufacture caliber has been distinguished by winning the watch magazine’s special technical prize. The CFB A1000 with its peripheral winding rotor illustrates perfectly what Carl F. Bucherer stands for – watchmaking innovation. At the same time, this construction necessitates fewer components and thereby increases the life expectancy of the movement”, explains Thomas Morf, CEO Carl F. Bucherer, after the presentation of the prize by Christian Pfeiffer-Belli, Publisher, and Thomas Wanka, Editor-in-Chief of “Uhren-Magazin”.www.carl-f-bucherer.comlast_img read more

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I feel fortunate in America that those problems are less than in other areas of the world.S. agreed to accept large numbers of refugees Without question the leadership of the US and its willingness to take in hundreds of thousands of refugees made a huge difference and helped encourage other nations to take their fair share 3 There must be an orderly departure program in place It made no sense to force those fleeing Vietnam to risk their lives in doing so I thought it was important to explore the possibility of a humane alternative but the US State Department would not discuss the issue with the Vietnamese government So I did In early 1979 I traveled to Hanoi to talk to the foreign minister about an orderly departure program He was immediately receptive and with State Department approval a departure program was agreed upon saving untold numbers of lives 4 You have to attack the cause of the refugee outflow Here I ran into implacable opposition from the US government We probably couldnt have done much to stop the outflow of Vietnamese with wartime ties to the US, I’m breathing in a free India.

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