Runaway cow moos away flights from runway

first_imgIn recent times, runways in Indian airports have been invaded by a variety of mammals – ranging from hyenas and jackals at the international airport in New Delhi, to spotted deer and wild boars in Nagpur, and the common stray dog in Chennai.But surprisingly, for a nation that prides itself on veneration of the cow, cattle have been conspicuous by their absence on runways, save for a solitary buffalo that tried to board a SpiceJet flight in Surat in November 2014. But a buffalo is not, strictly speaking, a cow, and it was finally up to the Ahmedabad airport, traditionally associated more with avian intrusions, to host a cow on its runway.On Thursday morning, at least two flights – an Etihad Airways flight from Abu Dhabi to Ahmedabad and a cargo plane – were unable to land on account of the cow, which was first spotted by the pilots. Both flights were diverted to Mumbai and other flights were delayed.“It was a stray cow that entered from the cargo terminal side. The cow was quite mad, and running around the operational area. I have asked the airport director to inquire into it and submit a report,” Airport Authority of India chairman Dr Guruprasad Mohapatra told The Hindu.Inquiry ordered “We have ordered an inquiry,” the airport director, Manoj Gangal, informed the media. Sources said that the animal was in the airport premises for about 90 minutes before Central Industrial Security Force guards chased it out.The incident has raised security concerns in the run-up to the high profile visit of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is scheduled to land in Ahmedabad on January 17. “This is a very serious and shocking incident just a week before the visit of the Israeli prime minister,” said a senior official involved in the VIP security. Tragedy averted In November 2016, tragedy was averted at the Ahmedabad airport when a Chennai-bound Spicejet plane, with 189 passengers and crew, aborted its take-off after some monkeys got on the tarmac.last_img read more

Indians Among 117 Foreign Nationals Arrested in Ongoing Crackdown in Thailand

first_imgAs many as 117 foreigners, including Indians, were detained in Bangkok for allegedly breaking the law, following a nationwide search conducted on March 14 and 15 by tourist, immigration and police agencies, the Nation reported.The results of the fourth “X-ray Outlaw Foreigner” operation, during which the police conducted searches at 111 sites across Thailand, were announced by Tourist Police Deputy Commissioner Maj. Gen. Surachet Hakpal.A total of 84 foreigners were arrested for entering the country illegally, including 25 Indians, 31 Myanmar nationals, 18 Laotians, four Cambodians, one Vietnamese, one Iraqi, two Nigerians and one Afghan, Hakpal said. The nationality of one suspect is still unknown.Hakpal added that 20 foreigners were arrested for overstaying their tourist visas. The list comprised five Indians, two Egyptians, a Russian, a Dutch, a Laotian, a Myanmar national, a Grecian, four Cambodians, two Chinese, one Vietnamese and one person from Qatar. Also, 13 foreigners were arrested for working without permits or working in a job that was not permitted, which included eight Vietnamese and five Myanmar nationals, as well as a Thai employer.Some of the foreigners worked unlawfully as language teachers, football players and priests. The police had searched 10 international schools and many football clubs in past operations.According to Hakpal, the DNA samples of the accused will be taken and they will be blacklisted from re-entering the country for a period of time, based on their violations.“X-Ray Outlaw Foreigner” is an ongoing police effort that began in February this year in Thailand to crack down on foreign nationals who are involved in illegal activities. More than 300 foreign nationals have been arrested until now for entering the country illegally, working without a permit and testing positive for drugs, reported Khaosod English.Earlier this month, the tourist police hauled up 144 foreigners, most of whom were from Nigeria and Cameroon.Hakpal said that the searches concentrated on “colored” people who arrived in Thailand to execute different kinds of crimes like romance scams, call center scams, prostitution, human trafficking and drug trafficking. Hakpal, who was leading the raids, repeated his order for a nationwide hunt for “illegal” foreigners, changing the name of the operation from “Operation Black Eagles” to “X-Ray Outlaw Foreigner,” according to the report.  Related ItemsbangkokThailandlast_img read more

Gurjit Kaur Scores Last-minute Goal to Help India Pip Great Britain 2-1

first_img Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Marlow: Gurjit Kaur’s last-minute effort saw Indian women beat Great Britain 2-1 in a thrilling opening encounter of the five-match series.It was a brilliant come-from-behind victory for India after trailing 0-1 as goals from Sharmila Devi and Gurjit sealed the issue for the visiting side. In the first quarter, neither team managed to break the deadlock, despite sporadic attacks from both teams.In the second quarter, India took control of the game and won a couple of penalty corners in the first few minutes forcing smart saves from custodian Maddie Hinch.Soon enough, it was Great Britain’s turn but in India’s goalkeeper, Savita Punia pulled off a smart save to deny the home team as it was goalless at half-time.Great Britain broke through first in the final quarter, with Emily Defrond scoring in the 46th minute to give her team the much-needed lead.Despite trailing, India mounted pressure and soon reaped the dividends with Sharmila restoring parity.The match looked like ending in a draw but with 48 seconds left, India won a short corner and Gurjit successfully converted it. The second match of the series will be played on Sunday. goalGreat BritainGurjit Kaurhockey First Published: September 28, 2019, 11:30 AM ISTlast_img read more

RCB names Shane Watson as interim skipper,RCB names Shane Watson as interim skipper

first_img 0 Published on COMMENT Royal Challengers Bangalore’s Shane Watson during a practice session.   –  The Hindu Regular skipper Virat Kohli and his stand-in AB de Villiers were rendered unavailable due to injuries. SHARE SHARE EMAIL × Royal Challengers Bangalore’s Shane Watson during a practice session.   –  The Hinducenter_img IPL 2017 cricket April 04, 2017 SHARE Australian all-rounder Shane Watson has been appointed interim captain of IPL franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) after regular skipper Virat Kohli and his stand-in AB de Villiers were rendered unavailable due to injuries.Royal Challengers Bangalore chairman Amrit Thomas announced that Watson will be the interim skipper of the franchise. “Virat Kohli, the RCB Captain will be missing the first few matches of the VIVO Indian Premier League owing to an unfortunate shoulder injury,” Thomas said in a statement.“His presence on field is dependent on him passing the fitness tests and we hope for a strong recovery for him. In the interim, Shane Watson, will lead the RCB team as the stand-in captain,” he added.While Virat is nursing a shoulder injury, de Villiers has been laid low by a back problem. Watson was the league’s third highest wicket-taker in the previous edition. “Shane has been one of the top performers and a great mentor for the team, making him an ideal choice to lead the team this season till Virat is back on field,” Thomas said.The team stated that Watson “will continue to lead even when AB de Villiers comes back in the first home game against the Delhi Daredevils”.Thomas also stated that Kohli will be with the team to “boost their morale off the field”.“Virat who is a core pillar of the RCB team will be working closely with the RCB coach Daniel Vettori and mentoring the team to make sure the team hitting the field on April 5 and beyond is well prepared and motivated to play bold like always,” he said. COMMENTSlast_img read more

Road Warriors no plans of slowing down despite surprising rise to No. 1

first_imgView comments The Road Warriors go on a 12-day break but don’t expect them to be on vacation mode.“We still have to be on our toes, it’s a break but it’s not a vacation. It’s a time for us to recover and be on our toes, it’s just gonna be harder and harder for us because once you’re on top everyone is going after you,” chief playmaker Kiefer Ravena said after collecting 12 points and six assists.“We have to stay healthy. We don’t want this to be our peak. We can’t be complacent. Our goal is to make the finals and win the championship. We can’t be contented with the quarterfinals.”ADVERTISEMENT NLEX guard Kiefer Ravena. PBA IMAGESMANILA, Philippines—Never in his wildest dreams did head coach Yeng Guiao think NLEX would find itself in first place late in the elimination round of the 2019 PBA Governors’ Cup.But that doesn’t mean the Road Warriors will be taking it easy the rest of the way. As far as they’re concerned, the team is just getting started.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Priority legislation in the 18th Congress What’s behind the display of Chinese flag in Boracay? Duterte officials’ paranoia is ‘singularly myopic’ “We’re right in a position where we want to be but we never dreamed that we’ll be number one at this point of the conference,” Guiao told reporters after steering NLEX to a 111-91 whipping of Rain or Shine on Wednesday.The Road Warriors rolled to their fourth straight win to tie the TNT KaTropa at the helm with a 7-1 record.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practiceThe margin of error, though, remains slim and Guiao said his squad can’t afford to let complacency creep in.“We know that even the slightest of mistakes will pull us down. I hope we can hold on to this for as long as we can. It’s important for us to be in the top four for us to get twice-to-beat advantage—that’s the purpose. We never dreamed of number 1 but if it’s there we’ll take it,” he said. Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’center_img Someone from the Philippines could win a $208 million jackpot this week! Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Rice industry paralysis PBA: Brownlee steps up in clutch as Ginebra turns back Blackwater Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics LATEST STORIES MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Virat Kohli overtakes Suresh Raina, becomes leading run-scorer in IPL again

first_imgVirat Kohli regained on lost ground as he went past Suresh Raina to become the all-time highest scorer in the history of the Indian Premier League as Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) beat Gujarat Lions by 21 runs Rajkot. Kohli went past Raina during his 50-ball 64 against the Gujarat Lions and finished with 4,264 runs as he got out to Dhawal Kulakrni.The 28-year-old now has seven runs more than Raina, who fell for 23 to Yuzvendra Chahal and failed to hold onto the position at the end of the match by overtaking the RCB captain again. (Also read: Universe boss is still alive, says Gayle after breaching 10,000-run mark)Kohli, who missed the first three games of the IPL due to a shoulder injury that he sustained against Australia in Ranchi returned into the playing eleven versus the Mumbai Indians. He scored 62 off 47 balls in his return game but for a losing cause as Mumbai beat Bangalore by four wickets riding on Kieron Pollard’s 47-ball 70.Kohli failed in the previous match against the Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) as he just managed to score 28 off 24 balls as RPS beat RCB by 27 runs but he returned with a bang as he clobbered the Gujarat bowlers around the park, striking a 122-run partnership at the top of the innings before Chris Gayle perished for a 38-ball 77.  Kohli, now has 28 fifties and four hundreds to his name from 142 matches in the IPL.Earlier, Gujarat captain Raina became the leading run-getter in the tournament history during his unbeaten 68 off 51 balls against Kolkata Knight Riders at Rajkot.advertisementRaina, eyeing a comeback into the Indian team, surpassed Kohli, who achieved the feat last year during his record-breaking 973-run season.Raina, now has 4,257 runs to his name with 29 fifties and one century from 152 matches.The Gujarat captain will again have the chance to overtake Kohli when they next play the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on April 21 at the Eden Gardens as Kohli’s RCB are not playing until April 23, when they take on KKR in Kolkata.last_img read more

Eden Hazard backs new Chelsea signing Gonzalo Higuain to succeed in Premier League

first_imgChelsea playmaker Eden Hazard described new signing Gonzalo Higuain as “unbelievable” in the box after the Argentina international scored twice in Saturday’s 5-0 thrashing of the Premier League’s bottom side Huddersfield Town.Chelsea signed Higuain in January and bounced back from a disappointing 4-0 defeat at Bournemouth in midweek with a rampant performance against Town, with both Hazard and Higuain netting two goals each.”We all needed that,” Belgium international Hazard told Chelsea’s TV channel. “We did well, so just happy with the result, the way we played today, especially after the game on Wednesday.”It was hard but I think the manager wanted us to respond and we did.”@G_Higuain is up and running! #CHEHUD FC (@ChelseaFC) February 2, 2019Higuain worked under Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri at Napoli, scoring 38 times in their final season together at the Italian side in 2015-16.Hazard said he had benefited from training with Higuain for the past 10 days and backed his new team mate to be a success in England.”We’ve improved together,” he said. “We’ve trained together now for 10 days. He’s a great striker… he can hold the ball, he can play one touch, he’s intelligent. In the box he’s unbelievable, so he will score more goals, I think.”Next up for Chelsea is an away game against Manchester City, who host Arsenal in the league later on Sunday.Hazard believes his team have a good chance of beating defending champions City for the second time this season.advertisementChelsea won the reverse fixture at Stamford Bridge 2-0 at the start of December.”We need to be focused,” Hazard added. “It’s going to be a different game than two or three months ago. I think they will have the ball, because it’s City, they have these sort of players to play together.”But we will defend well and then we will score one goal or two.”Also Watch:last_img read more

World Cup 2019: England beat Australia to reach final after 27 years

first_imgOther Galleries 4 images Sat, 12 Oct, 2019 Free Fire India Today League: Team Nawabzade win final and Rs 8.5 Lakh 4 images Thu, 10 Oct, 2019 IND vs SA, 2nd Test: Mayank Agarwal hundred put India on top on Day 1Other Photogallery CategoriesIndiaMoviesLifestyleTelevisionAdd new comment Your name * E-mail * The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly. Comment *More information about text formatsPlain textNo HTML tags allowed.Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.Lines and paragraphs break automatically.647×363: 483×271: 370×208: 170×96: 88×50: Section: 2019 Cricket World CupPackagesWorld Cup 2019PhotoBuzztop-IndiaSportsCricket World Cup 2019WC NewsGallery Image: Image: Credit/Source: AP PhotoCaption: England defeated 5-time champions Australia in the World Cup 2019 semi-finals in Birmingham on Thursday to face New Zealand at Lord’s on July 14. This would be England’s 4th World Cup final. They have, however, never won a World Cup trophy.Thumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Credit/Source: AP PhotoCaption: Chasing a modest total of 224 at Edgbaston, England never looked like going wrong. Jason Roy was the highest run scorer for his side as he smashed his 18th ODI 50 and stitched a 124-run stand with Jonny Bairstow for the 1st wicket. Roy departed for 85 after a controversial dismissal.Thumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Credit/Source: AP PhotoCaption: After electing to bat, Australia were reeling at 14 for 3 in the first 7 overs of the game, but Steve Smith came to his side’s rescue as he added crucial 85 runs to get Australia to a fighting total of 223 runs. Smith was run-out in the 48th over.Thumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Credit/Source: AP PhotoCaption: Mitchell Starc dismissed Jonny Bairstow in the 18th over of the second innings to break Glenn McGrath’s record of most wickets in a single edition of the World Cup . McGrath had taken 26 wickets in Australia’s victorious campaign in the 2007 World Cup in the West Indies.Thumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Credit/Source: AP PhotoCaption: Chris Woakes picked three wickets while conceding just 20 runs during his bowling spell of eight overs resulting in the Aussies being bowled out for 223 runs in 49 overs. He was also adjudged the Player of the Match.Thumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Tags: World Cup 2019Chris WoakesSource type: photogallerySocial media integration: Facebook Instant ArticleShort description: World Cup 2019: Hosts England gave an all-round performance on Thursday to beat Australia by 8 wickets and reach a World Cup final first time since 1992.Preview_unique_id: preview_5d2c6c602a7e51563192416_1567211_editCommentContent Publish date: Thursday, July 11, 2019 – 23:30Story Extra Data: eyJzZWN0aW9uIjpbIjE4MDEwNjciLCIxNzkyNjIzIiwiMTIwODUyMSIsIjEyMDY1NTAiXSwiY2F0ZWdvcnkiOlsiMTIwODYxNSIsIjE4MDgxMjYiLCIxODA2NjYxIl0sInN1Yl9jYXRlZ29yeSI6WyIxODA2NjA4Il0sInN1Yl9zdWJfY2F0ZWdvcnkiOm51bGwsInN1Yl9zdWJfc3ViX2NhdGVnb3J5IjpudWxsLCJwcmltYXJ5X2NhdGVnb3J5IjoiMTIwNjU1MCJ9770x433: Short Headline: World Cup 2019: England beat Australia to reach final after 27 yearsApp headline: World Cup 2019: England beat Australia to reach final after 27 years1200x675:last_img read more

China: CIMC Raffles to Build Two Rigs for CSM

first_img Print  Close CMIC-Raffles, January 10, 2014 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 My location zoom Yantai CIMC Raffles Offshore Limited (CIMC Raffles) has secured an order from Central Shipping Monaco (CSM) to build two units of Friede & Goldman JU2000E jackup drilling rigs. The two rigs are scheduled to be delivered at the end of 2015.In addition, CSM has options to build up to another 4 similar jackup rigs with CIMC Raffles.The F&G JU2000E rigs can operate in water depths of 400 feet, and drilling depths is 35,000 feet. It can operate in Gulf of Mexico, Middle East North Britain, and West & East Africa. The rigs will be equipped with BLM jacking system and Aker drilling package.Central Shipping Monaco has established its reputation in the shipping industry for operating and maintaining vessels to the highest international standards of performance, reliability and safety. The company is an ambitious new comer in oil and gas industry, and wish to expand its business in future years.last_img read more

Tanker Supply A Gift and a Curse

first_imgzoom While tanker demand dictates trade volumes and tanker routes, the volatility of fleet growth on the supply side may have a pronounced impact on freight rates, according to the latest report from McQuilling Services.Ton-mile data for crude/dirty petroleum product tankers (DPP) and clean petroleum product tankers (CPP) shows relatively steady annual demand growth of 1-3% on average, allowing for the ebbs and flows of supply fundamentals to influence the direction of the market.As the market continues to absorb deliveries from robust ordering activity in previous years, freight rates remain under pressure. The low earnings environment for significant parts of this year, combined with financial constraints and banking issues at shipyards, have contributed to a weak contracting year, comparable to 2011 and 2012.Through October 25, McQuilling Services recorded 96 newbuilding orders, including 61 crude carriers and 35 product tankers, which represents a significant drop from 196 orders in 2014 and 339 orders in 2015.Another trend to make note of this year is the significant amount of order cancellations as many of the major shipyards have suffered severe financial losses. In particular is South Korea’s STX Offshore and Shipbuilding (STX) who posted a net loss of over USD 105 million in the first quarter of 2016 and has become insolvent, forcing lenders to effectively “own” the yard using debt-for-equity swaps.Through August, shipbuilding orders at STX were down 72% year-on-year, to USD 1.2 billion in contracts, while some tanker owners, including Frontline and Navig8 Chemical Tankers, canceled orders for VLCCs and MRs recently.“Looking forward to 2017, we are expecting DPP net fleet growth of 5.6% on an average inventory basis. The growth stems from a surge in ordering of 120 vessels in 2014 and 226 in 2015, resulting in a projected 160 additions to the dirty trading fleet in 2017,” McQuilling Services said, adding that, even with the expectation of 51 crude carrier exits next year, rates are likely to be pressured from the oversupply.Beyond 2017, a marked shift in the supply fundamentals could be expected. With 2016 contacting activity of just 96 vessels and the expectation of below average ordering activity in 2017 amid a softer earnings environment, a tightening of supply growth in the years from 2018 to 2020 is projected for both CPP and DPP.last_img read more

Marsol Inks TwoYear OOCEP Deal

first_imgzoom Marsol International has signed a two-year contract with Oman Oil Company Exploration & Production (OOCEP) for the provision and management of the marine and offshore activities related to the tanker loading.The services will be provided via the single point mooring (SPM) offshore marine terminal including maintenance works, vessels, equipment, and manpower.“Following the successful exportation of the first and second crude oil from the Musandam gas plant we are delighted to have been selected to support OOCEP for the next two years. Our tanker operations and our product transfer services ensure safe and efficient mooring and unmooring at the SPM,” Mike Young, Director of Marsol International, commented. The Musandam gas plant, located on the west coast of the Musandam Peninsula, has a processing capacity of up to 20,000 barrels of crude, 45 million cubic feet of gas and 75 tons of LPG per day.Based in Jebel Ali Free Zone, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Marsol focuses on commercial and technical marine service solutions for SPM and offshore terminals.last_img read more

Ontario government rejects federal tax changes on passive investment income

first_imgOTTAWA — The Ontario government is refusing to follow the federal Liberals’ lead with a controversial tax change related to passive investment income in personal corporations.Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s office has maintained the change was about ensuring wealthy people didn’t start tiny corporations just to get a better tax rate than people in the middle class.The federal tax change was part of Morneau’s package of reforms last year, which he eventually watered down following a backlash from small-business owners and incorporated professionals, such as doctors and lawyers.In its fall economic update today, the province’s Progressive Conservative government says it will introduce new legislation to reverse a plan by its Liberal predecessors to parallel the federal changes in Ontario.Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s fall update says implementing the measure in the province would increase taxes on small businesses by about $160 million per year by 2020-21.Other provinces have also been skeptical about Ottawa’s plan. Last summer, finance ministers from Manitoba and Saskatchewan said they intended to press Morneau to find out how complicated it would be if their provinces ultimately decided against implementing Ottawa’s plan.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Ryanairs longtime CEO gets a new 5year term

LONDON — Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary will remain for another five years, after the company overhauled its corporate structure and gave its longtime leader a new contract.Europe’s biggest airline by passengers said Monday it will move to a group structure called Ryanair Holdings PLC. O’Leary will be CEO, agreeing to a new contract through July 2024.Ryanair Holdings will oversee the main Ryanair carrier, subsidiaries based in Poland and the U.K. as well as the recently acquired Austrian unit Laudamotion.There had been questions over O’Leary’s future as his contract was due to end this year.The announcement came as the company reported a net loss of 20 million euros ($23 million) for its fiscal third quarter, compared with a 106 million profit the year before, due to lower fares.The Associated Press read more

Peacebuilding body shows progress but needs more support – Assembly president

“We all have a duty to ensure that the Peacebuilding Commission works well – that the decision to create it is translated into practical action for the well-being of millions of people trapped in post-conflict situations,” Srgjan Kerim said at the opening of the Assembly’s first debate on the body it created in December 2005.The Peacebuilding Commission brings together key actors, including international donors, international financial institutions, national governments from focus countries, troop contributor countries, UN bodies and civil society representatives, to promote a common approach to helping a country emerge from conflict.The Commission has “made a good start,” the President said, while cautioning that “this is just the beginning of a longer process.”Looking ahead, he said the Commission should continue to refine its strategies, develop its advocacy role, and become more effective at marshalling resources. “The main challenge now facing the Commission is to maximize its impact on the ground,” he stressed, calling for the $250 million target for the Peacebuilding Fund, a multi-year standing trust fund that has so far collected deposits worth almost $144 million from donor countries, to be reached.“The evidence shows that half of countries that emerge from conflict will lapse back into violence within five years,” Mr. Kerim said. “To break this vicious cycle it is critical that the international community provide sustained practical support and resources to assist national efforts.” In its first year, the Commission focused on Burundi and Sierra Leone. Currently, Dutch Ambassador Frank Majoor, who chairs the Peacebuilding Commission’s Sierra Leone meetings on that country, is in Freetown for talks with officials and a first-hand look at conditions there. 10 October 2007The United Nations Peacebuilding Commission, set up to prevent countries that have emerged from conflict from sliding back into war, has achieved solid results since it began operations just over a year ago but needs more international support to boost its impact on the ground, the President of the General Assembly said today. read more

Red Hill ramp reopened after truck rollover in Hamilton

A truck rollover on the Red Hill Valley Parkway shut down the Toronto-bound ramp to the Queen Elizabeth Parkway Monday afternoon.The truck appeared to be carrying scrap metal and spilled its load when it flipped over.Fire crews worked to clean up a large diesel spill on the roadway. No one was injured.Sgt. Kerry Schmidt said on Twitter that police are investigating if the truck was cut off.Truck rollover: #QEW Toronto bound ramp from the Red Hill Parkway. No injuries, #OPP investigating if it was cut off. No charges at this timeRamp to reopen at approx 6pm— Sgt Kerry Schmidt (@OPP_HSD) April 2, 2018The Ministry of Environment and the Ministry of Transportation were called in to investigate.The ramp reopened around 6 p.m. Monday.Police say no charges have been laid at this time. read more

Gender equality and development goals inextricably linked UN agency says

The recommendations from the UN Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) come in a new publication, “Pathway to Equality: CEDAW, Beijing and the MDGs.”The “resource tool” was prepared in advance of the 49th meeting of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), to be held from 28 February to 11 March at UN Headquarters in New York. Delegates will conduct the 10-year review of undertakings by governments at the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing (Beijing+10).UNIFEM notes that the Millennium Declaration, agreed at a UN summit in September 2000, explicitly pledges “to combat all forms of violence against women and to implement the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW),” commonly seen as the international bill of rights for women.”However, many women’s human rights advocates have noted that gender equality, as a cross-cutting concern for the achievement of all the MDGs, is not well-reflected in the global targets and indicators,” the agency says.UNIFEM proposes to treat the MDGs not as a brand new agenda, but as a new vehicle for implementation of the CEDAW and Beijing agendas.”Comprehensive and in-depth analysis of the ways in which gender equality operates in every dimension of women’s lives has already been generated through CEDAW and Beijing and it is available to work on the MDGs,” it says.With the Millennium Declaration, its goals and targets also scheduled to undergo their five-year review later this year, UNIFEM says CEDAW, Beijing+5 and Beijing+10 reports contain a wealth of useful qualitative and statistical inequalities in each country. It also notes that the CEDAW Committee has provided detailed guidance on such key issues as ending violence against women and improving health care and political participation.There is much to gain from approaching CEDAW, Beijing and the MDGs as mutually supporting processes, the agency adds, illustrating its point by giving lists of CEDAW and Beijing recommendations alongside the relevant MDG targets. read more

Liam Neeson says he carried a cosh and planned to kill a

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. He said: “There’s some people, famous people, being suddenly accused of touching some girl’s knee, or something, and suddenly they’re being dropped from their program, or something…it’s a witch hunt.”The Telegraph has contacted Liam Neeson’s representatives for comment. Liam Neeson has admitted to carrying around a cosh and hoping to come across a “black b——” to kill with it after his friend was sexually assaulted.The 66-year-old actor said he felt strong urges to carry out a racially-aggravated attack after learning that the man who attacked his friend was black.The Taken star said he had come back home from overseas to find a close female friend had been raped.He has declined to disclose the name of his friend, or to give further details about the attack.Neeson said he felt “ashamed” of his past “awful” urges after disclosing that for a week he walked around hoping someone would provoke him so that he could attack them.”She handled the situation of the rape in the most extraordinary way,” he told The Independent.He explained his mindset at the time, adding: “But my immediate reaction was… I asked, did she know who it was? No. What colour were they? She said it was a black person.”I went up and down areas with a cosh, hoping I’d be approached by somebody – I’m ashamed to say that – and I did it for maybe a week, hoping some black b——d would come out of a pub and have a go at me about something, you know? So that I could kill him.” The actor shared the startling story after being asked about his insight into his character in his new film, Cold Pursuit, who has a thirst for revenge after his son is killed by a drug gang.Neeson said he felt remorse for his actions, explaining:  “It’s awful. But I did learn a lesson from it, when I eventually thought, ‘What the f— are you doing’, you know?”He added that he understands the need for revenge because he grew up in Northern Ireland during the Troubles: ” I come from a society – I grew up in Northern Ireland in the Troubles – and, you know, I knew a couple of guys that died on hunger strike, and I had acquaintances who were very caught up in the Troubles, and I understand that need for revenge, but it just leads to more revenge, to more killing and more killing, and Northern Ireland’s proof of that.”All this stuff that’s happening in the world, the violence, is proof of that, you know. But that primal need, I understand.”The actor has become more candid in interviews of late, last year telling Ireland’s Late Late Show that the #MeToo movement had turned into a “witch hunt”. read more

VIDEO Spectacular own goal by Alexander Kotov

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Staff threatened with baseball bat and gun during Dublin armed robbery

first_img Monday 24 Oct 2016, 10:48 AM By Garreth MacNamee 25,404 Views Oct 24th 2016, 10:48 AM 14 Comments Staff threatened with baseball bat and gun during Dublin armed robbery The men, aged between 38 and 45, are being questioned by officers. Share75 Tweet Email1 center_img File image Image: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland Short URL THREE MEN SUSPECTED of being involved in the armed robbery of a shop in Coolock, Dublin, have been arrested by gardaí.A premises in the Edenmore area of north Dublin was held up at around 6.30pm yesterday evening.Gardaí said three men, who were masked and believed to be armed with a firearm and a baseball bat, entered the shop and demanded money from staff.They left the premises on foot with a small amount of cash and cigarettes.A garda spokesman said: “Gardaí have arrested three men, 38, 39 and 45 years, in connection with an investigation into the robbery of a convenience store located at a shopping complex in Edenmore, Coolock, Dublin that occurred yesterday evening at approximately 6.30pm.Baseball bat“Gardaí arrested two men a short time later, close to the scene. A third man was later arrested. All three men are detained under Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act, 1939 as amended at Coolock and Swords Garda Stations.“A firearm and a baseball bat were recovered by Gardaí and have been seized for technical examination.”Dart services are delayed by 45 mins after a fault stopped all trains moving >Firefighters work through the night to put out blaze in Tipperary factory > File image Image: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more