‘Liverpool should keep faith in Karius’

first_imgLiverpool ‘Liverpool should keep faith in Karius’ – James feels the pain of German goalkeeper Chris Burton 07:22 5/31/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Loris Karius Liverpool Champions League final Getty Liverpool Real Madrid v Liverpool Real Madrid UEFA Champions League It is expected that the Reds will seek to bolster their ranks this summer following a horror showing from their No. 1 in the Champions League final Liverpool have been urged to keep faith in Loris Karius, with David James considering the German to be a “talented goalkeeper” and an “important buy”.The Reds’ 24-year-old custodian has plenty of bridges to rebuild at Anfield if he is to be given another opportunity to prove his worth, with a horror showing in the Champions League final still fresh in the memory.Having been responsible for two goals in a 3-1 defeat to Real Madrid, the expectation is that Karius will be replaced this summer as Jurgen Klopp dips back into the transfer market. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now James, though, is hoping to see a man still adjusting to life in the spotlight kept on by Liverpool, with the former England international all too aware of the pressure life between the sticks can bring.The ex-Reds keeper told the Daily Mirror: “Yeah, he’s got time on his side for sure.“He’s a talented goalkeeper. Unfortunately, it was a Champions League final where it didn’t quite go right for him.“If you want to be playing in those games, you have to expect things like this. Playing for Liverpool comes with a tremendous upside, but if there is a downside, then every mistake is going to be amplified more than anyone else’s.“Goalkeeper is a tough position to play at Liverpool.“I hope Karius is given an opportunity to set the record straight and prove why he was such an important buy. I hope he’s able to bounce back and prove what a good goalkeeper he could be.”Loris Karius talent important buy David JamesJames, who made a few high-profile errors in his playing career, has also sought to defend Karius from the criticism which has come his way after gifting goals to Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale.Before the first of those errors he was caught by an elbow from Sergio Ramos, with it suggested that his concentration may have been rocked as a result.James added: “I have analysed all the goals and one thing I don’t think anyone has picked up on is that three minutes before the first goal, he actually suffered a blow to the head.“I wonder whether that had any influence on his game because it was literally three minutes beforehand he got smashed and ended up in the back of the goal, but they didn’t show that in the replays.“It can take a while to get over something like that. If that had any influence on it, then that becomes an exceptional circumstance.“If you analyse the performance as just as a performance and strip away all the external influences — ie, it being a cup final — then as a goalkeeper coach you’ve got to work out how he can improve.“I’d like to think there was something which was an influence on the performance — ie, a blow to the head — more than anything else.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

Oklahoma Student Goes Public, Accuses RB Kennedy Brooks Of Abuse

first_imgKennedy Brooks of Oklahoma after a big play.NORMAN, OK – NOVEMBER 10: Running back Kennedy Brooks #26 is congratulated by offensive lineman Cody Ford #74 and offensive lineman Ben Powers #72 of the Oklahoma Sooners on a touchdown against the Oklahoma State Cowboys at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on November 10, 2018 in Norman, Oklahoma. Oklahoma defeated Oklahoma State 48-47. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)A University of Oklahoma student is going public with accusations of abuse against Sooner RB Kennedy Brooks. This comes after Brooks was reinstated last month following a Title IX investigation.The investigation was a result of a female student accusing Brooks of physical abuse. Now, that student, a 20-year-old junior named Mallory Jech, has come forward.Jech took to Twitter on Friday night to issue a scathing critique of her alma mater and detail alleged incidents of abuse at the hands of Brooks.The University of Oklahoma (@UofOklahoma) values their student athletes more than their average student. I refuse to be quiet. And here’s why: I’m being played as the girl who lied about being abused. However, I’m the girl who protected a liar & an abuser’s career. Until now.The University of Oklahoma (@UofOklahoma) values their student athletes more than their average student. I refuse to be quiet. And here’s why: I’m being played as the girl who lied about being abused. However, I’m the girl who protected a liar & an abuser’s career. Until now.— mal (@malloryjech) August 2, 2019 In a full 16-tweet thread, Jech says she and Brooks dated from June 2018 until March of this year. During their relationship, she claims she was “used, cheated on, manipulated and abused both mentally AND physically.”Jech went to Title IX “a few months” before May but did not tell her story at the time. She would eventually speak with them in May when the investigation was started.I will not let the University of Oklahoma silence me. I will not let Kennedy Brooks silence me. I’m not doing this for attention or for anyone to feel sorry for me. I’m doing this for every girl who is too scared to speak up against their abuser. I will tell anyone my story.— mal (@malloryjech) August 2, 2019You can read the full Twitter thread from Jech here.Brooks missed team workouts while the investigation was ongoing but was reinstated in early July. He led the Sooners in rushing yards last season (1,056 yards) and tied with Kyler Murray for second-best on the team with 12 rushing touchdowns.Oklahoma is set to begin its 2019 season at home against Houston on Sept. 1.last_img read more

Ram Charan and wife Upasana Kamineni celebrate wedding anniversary in Africa. See pics

first_imgRam Charan and wife Upasana Kamineni celebrate wedding anniversary in Africa. See picsRam Charan and Upasana are celebrating their 7th wedding anniversary in Tanzania, an East African country. Upasana took to Instagram to share a couple of pics from their vacation.advertisement Next India Today Web Desk ChennaiMay 30, 2019UPDATED: May 30, 2019 15:19 IST Ram Charan and Upasanan KamineniRam Charan and Upasana Kamineni have jetted off to Africa and are celebrating a happy vacation ahead of their 7th wedding anniversary, which is on June 14. The couple got engaged in December 2011 and tied the knot in June 2012.Upasana and Ram have made a promise to each other that on every anniversary they will do something new. Sticking to their promise, this time the couple is enjoying the wildlife and the nature of the mother continent.Upasana took to Instagram to share the pictures from the vacation. She wrote, “Anniversary to us ! (In advance ) Every anniversary we promised to do something new together – diving , adventure sport , learn healing techniques, take culinary lessons etc. This time it’s all about wildlife ! Absolutely love it!”On the work front, Ram Charan faced a huge failure with the film Vinay Vidheya Rama, which was directed by Boyapati Babu. The film was slammed for its silly and illogical sequences.Currently, Ram Charan is part of SS Rajamouli’s film RRR, which is set in the pre-independence era of India. Other than Ram Charan, the film also stars Jr NTR. Like Baahubali, RRR is also going to be produced in a huge budget by DVV Dhananjayan. Alia Bhatt, Ajya Devgn and Samuthirakani are other actors, who are part of the film.advertisementALSO READ | Original Nesamani Vadivelu reacts to #PrayForNesamani storm: Happy to make whole world laughALSO WATCH: Massive fire on the sets of Chiranjeevi’s Sye Raa Narasimha ReddyGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byP Kirubhakarlast_img read more

Vale Given Green Light to Resume Operations at Tubarão

first_imgzoom A Brazilian appeals court has overturned a ruling ordering mining giant Vale SA to suspend operations at its Port of Tubarão amid environmental concerns.Namely, Brazil’s Federal Regional Tribunal allowed the company on Monday to resume iron ore and coal operations under the condition that it comes up with a plan to fix the environmental issues at the port within 60 days, Reuters said.The suspension of activities came on the back of a police investigation that found air and water pollution in the surrounding areas of Vale’s coal and iron docks.As a result, a temporary suspension of activities was put in place on Vale and ArcelorMittal Brazil’s operations at the port’s ore and coal terminals, paralyzing Vale’s export and import.Vale said on Monday that the shutdown of the port complex was having a considerable impact on the country’s economy adding that it was investing considerably in environmentally-friendly technology at its facilities.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Ontario city looks to scrap agebased discounts in favour of incomebased system

first_imgAn eastern Ontario city is mulling the idea of scrapping discounts on municipal programs and services for seniors and youth in order to boost supports for low-income residents of any age.The City of Kingston says that while it already has a Municipal Fee Assistance program for those in need, the approach it’s considering would raise the qualification threshold so more people could access the savings.Seniors and youth are currently offered age-based discounts at recreational and cultural facilities such as theatres and museums as well as city transit.The city has set up an online survey to seek input from residents on the idea.Kingston has had an income-based system, in addition to the age-based discounts, in effect for about seven years.Cheryl Hitchen, the city’s manager of social policy, says the proposed program has potential to help more people living in poverty regardless of age.“This is primarily about increasing access to our services to adults who are living in poverty, including those who may be working part time and in low-paying jobs,” she said in a statement posted on the city’s website. “The discounts would go to those in the greatest financial need regardless of age.”For example, Hitchen said in an interview that the current cutoff for a single person is about $17,000 and the proposal would raise that to about $22,000.“I don’t think anyone would argue that an individual earning $22,000 is probably not struggling,” she said.The proposed change would make about 6,000 more people from all age groups eligible for income-based discounts, Hitchen said, noting that the city’s numbers suggest the change would be revenue neutral.Currently, people seeking the means-based discounts must prove their income level and are issued a card they can use to get discounts on municipal services such as transit.The results of the survey and focus groups will be tabulated after the consultation period ends in the middle of December and a proposal is expected to go to city council early next year, Hitchen said.“Across all ages the feedback has been mixed,” she said.The idea of moving to an income-based system isn’t new and Hitchen said Kingston looked to other jurisdictions in its effort to have discounts reach those most in need.She cited London Transit which is dropping its seniors’ discount and implementing an income-related bus pass discount program for all ages on Jan. 1.Municipalities have been discussing the financial stresses of discounts for the baby boom generation for a few years, Hitchen said, noting that the discounts for seniors originated after the Second World War “when there were a significant number of seniors living in poverty.”“Now that we face the baby boomers … it’s time to take a look and say ‘does this make sense from a policy perspective any more,’” she said.“We have a significant number of seniors who are well above the overall median income and some would argue they can afford to pay the full price of a recreation program or to ride the bus and that that money should be used for those who can’t,” Hitchen said.“It’s a change and it’s hard to take things away from people who’ve had it for a while,” she acknowledged.— With files from Michelle McQuiggelast_img read more

Your Chance To See Josh Groban In His Final Performances Of Natasha

first_imgFresh off his Tony Award nomination, Josh Groban has teamed up with Prizeo to offer one lucky fan a chance to see him in his final week of performances of Broadway’s Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812.Through June 12 when fans and friends donate as little as $10 they’ll receive 100 entries for the chance to win tickets to the final week of Groban’s Tony-nominated performance in Great Comet. The monies raised will support his Find Your Light Foundation – dedicated to ensuring that every child has the opportunity to experience a quality arts education.While giving to worthy causes is reward in itself, it’s always nice when you get an added bonus. Because of this special collaboration with Prizeo, one lucky winner will get to see one of Groban’s final performances, meet him backstage at the Imperial Theatre, and even take home his character’s signature glasses that he wears in the show. Travel and accommodations are also included! For the lucky winner, this is truly a dream come true, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.Visit prizeo.com/joshgroban to learn more about this special contest.last_img read more

West Fraser notes higher firstquarter earnings despite weather transport woes

first_imgVANCOUVER – West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. is reporting net earnings of $197 million in the first quarter of 2018 compared with $123 million a year ago.The company reported basic earnings per share of $2.53 versus $1.58 a year earlier. Analysts had expected $2.43 in reported earnings per share according to Thomson Reuters.Sales rose to $1.36 billion from $1.19 billion in the first quarter of 2017.The company says winter weather and transportation challenges, as well as full quarter of export duties, were a factor in its lumber segment’s operating earnings falling to $189 million from $232 million in the fourth quarter of 2017.It says it benefited from stronger prices for plywood and Canadian pulp.Companies in this story: (TSX:WFT)last_img read more

RGV to make acting debut with Cobra

first_imgChennai: Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma has announced that he will be making his acting debut in his next bilingual project “Cobra”, which he will co-direct with Agasthya Manju. The announcement comes just a week after the release of “Lakshmi NTR”, RGV’s film on the purpose of Lakshmi Parvathi in legendary actor and former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao’s (NTR) life. On the occasion of his 57th birthday on Sunday, Varma took to Twitter to announce his next project. Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: Priyanka “Ahem! On the occasion of my birthday today, I am debuting as an actor for the first time in my career. I wouldn’t mind if you don’t bless me. Thanks,” Varma tweeted and also shared the first look poster of the film. According to the poster, the film is a biopic based on “the most dangerous criminal ever”. The poster also featured the line, referring to the titular character in the film. “If he’s arrested half the police department will be thrown into jail.” Also Read – Salman Khan remembers actor Vinod Khanna In “Cobra”, RGV plays an intelligence officer called R. In addition to acting, RGV is also co-producing the film in association with DPR. The film also stars KG and Ranga Rao. The rest of the cast and crew are yet to be revealed. Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who has worked with Varma on multiple projects, welcomed him to the world of acting. “Finally! Ram Gopal Varma, the ‘Sarkar’ finds his true vocation… Acting! All the best Sircar. Damn, another competition,” he wrote. To this, Varma replied: “Sir your praise makes me feel dead because only dead people are praised this much but thank you for your belief in my new ‘yatra’.”last_img read more

UN Security Council discusses Kashmir China urges India and Pakistan to ease

Although the meeting took place behind closed doors in New York, the Chinese Ambassador, Zhang Jun, spoke to reporters outside the chamber following deliberations, urging both India and Pakistan to “refrain from taking any unilateral action which might further aggravate” what was an already “tense and very dangerous” situation. The Indian-administered part of the majority-Muslim region, known as Jammu and Kashmir had its special status within the constitution revoked by the Indian Government on 5 August, placing it under tighter central control. Pakistan has argued that the move violates international law. The UN has long maintained an institutional presence in the contested area, which both countries claim in its entirety, with the areas under separate administration, divided by a so-called Line of Control. The UN Military Observer Group in Indian and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) observes and reports on any ceasefire violations.  In a statement issued on 8 August, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said he had been following the situation in Jammu and Kashmir “with concern”, making an appeal for “maximum restraint”.  “The position of the United Nations on this region is governed by the Charter…and applicable Security Council resolutions”, said the statement. “The Secretary-General also recalls the 1972 Agreement on bilateral relations between India and Pakistan also known as the Simla Agreement, which states that the final status of Jammu and Kashmir is to be settled by peaceful means”, in accordance with the UN Charter. Ambassador Zhang said Council members had “expressed their serious concern” concerning the current situation in Jammu and Kashmir…The Kashmir issue should be resolved properly through peaceful means, in accordance with the UN Charter, the relevant Security Council resolutions and bilateral agreements.” Pakistan requested the Security Council meeting on 13 August, and it was subsequently called for by Permament Member, China.   Speaking to reporters outside the chamber, Pakistan’s Ambassador, Maleeha Lodhi said the meeting had allowed “the voice of the people of the occupied Kashmir” to be heard “in the highest diplomatic forum of the world.” She argued that “the fact that this meeting took place, is testimony to the fact that this is an international dispute.” She said that “as far as my country is concerned, we stand ready for a peaceful settlement of the state of Jammu and Kashmir. I think today’s meeting nullifies India’s claim that Jammu and Kashmir is an internal matter for India. Today the whole world is discussing the occupied state and the situation there.”  Speaking a few minutes later, India’s Ambassador, Syed Akbaruddin, said that “our national position was, and remains, that matters related to Article 370 of the Indian Constitution, are entirely an internal matter of India…The recent decisions taken by the Government of India and our legislative bodies are intended to ensure that good governance is promoted, socio-economic development is enhanced for our people in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.” He said that the Chief Secretary of Jammu and Kashmir had announced measures which would return the region towards a state of “normalcy” “India remains committed to ensure that the situation there remains calm and peaceful. We are committed to all the agreements that we have signed on this issue.” But without naming names, he stated that “of particular concern is that one state is using terminology of jihad against and promoting violence in India, including by their leaders”, adding that India was committed to the principle “that all issues between India and Pakistan, as well as India and any other country, will be resolved bilaterally, peacefully, and in a manner that behooves normal inter-state relations between countries.” read more

Week In Westminster – Week ending Friday 1 March 2013

DOWNLOAD1. Successful bids from round 2 of AMSCI fund announced2. HGV Road User Levy Act becomes law3. £21 million for new Centres for Innovative Manufacturing4. Government’s Manufacturing Summit held at the Heritage Motor Centre5. Liberal Democrats retain seat in Eastleigh by-election6. Government confirms way forward on renewable heat scheme improvements7. Week aheadClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)

Womens Eurocups Draw 12 finals FTC against Volgograd

dinamo volgogradEHFEHF handball cupsFTChandball cupshandball draw In Vienna draw for the Women’s EHF team’s competition took place:CUP WINNERS CUPFTC-Rail Cargo Hungaria (HUN) vs. Dinamo Volgograd (RUS)Leipzig (GER) vs. Viborg HK (DEN)EHF CUPLada (RUS) vs. KIF Vejen (DEN)C.B. Mar Alicante (ESP) vs. Handball Club Zalău (ROU)CHALLENGE CUPH.A.C. Handball (FRA) vs. Lokomotiva Zagreb (CRO)Fleury Loiret Handball (FRA) vs. Muratpasa Belediyesi SK (TUR)In the EHF Champions League we already knew semifinal competitors:C.S. Oltchim Rm. Valcea (ROU) vs. Györi AUDI ETO KC (HUN)Larvik (NOR) vs. Buducnost (MNE) ← Previous Story HSV without Bertrand Gille for at least a month! Next Story → Velux EHF CL TOP 16 begins: First battle in Plock! read more

AG Copenhagen VS BSV Silkeborg in the Danish Final

← Previous Story Antonio Carlos Ortega presented as new MKB Veszprem coach! Next Story → Vardar Pro wins the Macedonian Cup! AG CopenhagenBSV Silkeborg In the Danish Play Off Final will play again AG Copenhagen and BSV Silkeborg as last year when AG celebrated title on the spectacular way in front of 36.000 fans at “Parken” Stadium.In the semi-finals, AG and BSV were clearly better from KIF Kolding and TVIS Holstebro.Bjerringbro-Silkeborg – Team Tvis Holstebro 35-29 (20-13) (First match 23:26)Bjerringbro-Silkeborg: Mads Ø. Nielsen 8, Dennis Kirkegaard 5, Fredrik Petersen 5, Nikolaj Ø. Nielsen 4, Miha Zvizej 4, Kasper Nielsen 3, Audray Tuzolana 2, Simon Kristiansen 2, Rasmus Lauge 1, Robert Arrhenius 1.Team Tvis Holstebro: Patrick Wiesmach 5, Søren Hansen 4, Mads Christiansen 4, Jakob Green 4, Michael Damgaard 4, Heino Holm Knudsen 3, Søren Tau 3, Morten Nyborg 1, Petar Nenadic 1.AG København – KIF Kolding 28-23 (16-10)  (first match 26:26)AG København: Gudjon Valur Sigurdsson 6, Olafur Stefansson 6. KIF Kolding: Simon Jensen 5, Lukas Karlsson 5, Bo Spellerberg 5, Lars Christiansen 3, Rasmus Jensen 2, Boris Schnuchel 1, Anders Oechsler 1, Lasse Boesen 1. read more

Supreme Court clears way for US extradition of Dublin man on child

first_img Wednesday 20 Mar 2019, 4:35 PM https://jrnl.ie/4551678 No Comments Image: Niall Carson/PA Images Share26 Tweet Email Updated Mar 20th 2019, 4:35 PM THE SUPREME COURT has cleared the way for the extradition to the United States of Eric Eoin Marques, a man accused of being the world’s biggest facilitator of child porn.The decision brings to an end Marques’s lengthy legal battle before the Irish courts against his extradition.Today, a five-judge Supreme Court unanimously dismissed his appeal against a decision of the High Court and Court of Appeal that he be surrendered to the US authorities.Now aged in his early thirties, Marques is wanted by US authorities to face charges relating to conspiring to distribute and advertise child pornography, and advertising and distributing child pornography.The US Federal Bureau of Investigation claims he is owner and administrator of an anonymous hosting site known as Freedom Hosting.Marques, with an address at Mountjoy Square, Dublin, has been in custody since his arrest in August 2013 after being refused bail over concerns including he represented a flight risk and may interfere with evidence.Last year the Supreme Court agreed to hear Marques’ appeal on the basis that it raised points of law that were of public significance.The appeal, aimed at halting his surrender, centred around the DPP’s decision not to prosecute him in Ireland for the same offences the US authorities want to prosecute him for.His lawyers asked the Supreme Court whether the Minister for Justice was under an obligation to seek reasons from the Director of Public Prosecutions as to why Marques was not being prosecuted in Ireland for the offences he is accused of.The court was also asked if the reasons given by the Minister in making the decision to extradite Marques were adequate.The State, represented by Ronan Kennedy Bl, had argued that the appeal be dismissed.Court’s decisionGiving the court’s decision, Justice Peter Charleton said what was at issue in the appeal was the nature of the Minister for Justice’s discretion under the 1965 Extradition Act to decline to extradite a person, even though the courts have enabled extradition and no prosecution is to proceed.The judge said that under the 1965 Act the Minister when fulfilling international obligations on behalf of the state which are separate from the courts, retains an entitlement to refuse extradition of a suspect.He added that the Minister “was not under an obligation to seek reasons from the DPP as to why a suspect is not being prosecuted in Ireland”, and has a separate function from the DPP.In addition, Justice Charleton said that the reasons given by the Minister in the circumstances of this case not to seek reasons from the DPP why Marques was not to be prosecuted in Ireland were adequate, the judge added.In all the circumstances the judge said the appeal should be dismissed.Justice William McKechnie, Justice John McMenamin, Justice Iseult O’Malley and Justice Mary Finlay Geoghegan all concurred with Justice Charleton’s decision.The court then lifted the stay on the extradition order made by the lower courts clearing the way for Marques’ surrender to the US authorities.Marques was not present in court for today’s judgement.Order for extraditionIn 2015, the High Court made an order for his extradition.That decision was upheld by the Court of Appeal and leave to appeal to the Supreme Court, and an application to have the case considered by the European Court of Human Rights was refused.He was due to be extradited in but wrote to the Minister for Justice requesting that the extradition not proceed.The Minister signed an order on 31 May 2017 directing Marques surrender.That decision was then challenged in the courts.In November 2017, Justice Aileen Donnelly dismissed that action, and her judgement was upheld last year by the Court of Appeal.Comments are closed for legal reasons Mar 20th 2019, 11:33 AM Image: Niall Carson/PA Images Short URL 18,323 Views By Aodhan O Faolain Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Supreme Court clears way for US extradition of Dublin man on child pornography charges Now aged in his early thirties, Eric Eoin Marques is wanted by US authorities.last_img read more

Un projet de biocarburant suscite la polémique au Kenya

first_imgUn projet de biocarburant suscite la polémique au KenyaUn projet de production de biocarburant à partir d’une plante, le jatropha, suscite la polémique au Kenya. L’intérêt écologique du projet est en effet remis en cause par plusieurs associations qui dénoncent l’augmentation des émissions de gaz à effet de serre qu’il engendrerait.C’est dans la région de la forêt de Dakatcha, près de la côte de l’Océan indien, que pourrait être cultivé le jatropha, une plante permettant de produire du biocarburant. 50.000 hectares, dont la majorité boisés, devront être détruits pour laisser place à cette culture.À lire aussiMoustique tigre, cancer du foie et déforestation, les actus sciences que vous devez connaître ce 5 juilletSi les associations ActionAid, Nature Kenya et la Société royale pour la protection des oiseaux s’opposent à ce projet, c’est parce qu’une étude de la société North Energy révèle que le jatropha “émettrait entre 2,5 et 6 fois plus de gaz à effet de serre que les énergies fossiles traditionnelles”, expliquent-elles dans un communiqué cité par le site Marcel Green.En 2009, l’Organisation des Nations Unies pour l’environnement émettait un avis en demi-teinte au sujet du jatropha. Elle indiquait en effet que si cette plante, cultivée sur des sols dégradés, engendre moins d’émissions de gaz à effet de serre que les énergies fossiles, ce n’est plus le cas quand la culture nécessite une déforestation, et donc le relâchement de gaz carbonique dans l’atmosphère.En outre, ActionAid s’insurge contre le déplacement de milliers de personnes que nécessiterait un tel projet. La zone qui pourrait accueillir la plantation abrite 20.000 personnes, mais aussi de nombreuses espèces sauvages.Le 27 mars 2011 à 10:13 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Vancouver man gets 4 years in child porn case

first_imgA Vancouver man who possessed thousands of images of child pornography on his tablet computer was sentenced Tuesday in Clark County Superior Court to more than four years in prison.Brian K. Schofield, 34, pleaded guilty in October to three counts of first-degree possession of depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct.Investigators discovered at least 8,000 images of child pornography on Schofield’s tablet, and a second device was seized. Vancouver police estimated the ages of the victims to be between 5 and 12 years old, according to an affidavit of probable cause.The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children received information Aug. 9 from Google that one of its users was uploading suspected child pornography. Data from the account was eventually traced back to Schofield and his Vancouver residence, the affidavit states.Detectives with the Vancouver Police Department’s Digital Evidence Cybercrime Unit served a search warrant at his residence Sept. 20 in the 6000 block of Northeast 10th Avenue. Schofield wasn’t home, however, according to court documents. He was later found at Friends of the Carpenter, a nonprofit, faith-based facility, where he worked.During their search, investigators recovered a tablet in the process of downloading child pornography, and an initial screen of the device found thousands of images of suspected child pornography, court records said.last_img read more

Klopp heaps praise on Alisson and Ederson

first_imgLiverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has heaped praises on Brazilian goalkeeping duo of Alisson Becker and Ederson Moraes.Klopp believes that Liverpool and Manchester City shot-stoppers could be the two best goalkeepers in the world.Both players will come up against each other on Thursday when Manchester City host Liverpool at the Etihad Stadium in a titanic tussle at the top of the table.Liverpool is currently seated in the first position on the standings with Pep Guardiola’s men in third place, seven points behind the Reds.Alisson has been impressive for Liverpool since signing from AS Roma in the offseason for £65 million (€73m/$85m).Klopp has praises performance of the Brazil first-choice goalkeeper and Ederson, who was back-up with Brazil at the 2018 World Cup, saying they have set a new standard for goalkeepers from their country.Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“Alisson is unbelievably important,” he said, according to Goal.“(Claudio) Taffarel was the goalkeeper I knew from Brazil, an outstanding goalkeeper, but I do not remember a lot of world-class ones.”“Now they have two of the world’s best, if not the world’s best. It is incredible.”“Coming from Germany, I knew how important Manuel Neuer was with his football playing on top of his goalkeeping skills,” Klopp added. “You can’t imagine that two can come along with the same skills — and maybe even a bit better.”“They all have their specific importance, for sure, but Ali is not only the goalkeeper. He is an outfield player as well and that helps of course.”“What I would say is these two boys do not have to hide.”last_img read more

ASA Meets with USDA USTR on Low Level Presence Mission to South

first_imgASA met with representatives from USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service, the office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), and the State Department Friday to discuss an upcoming American delegation to Durban, South Africa later this month that will address the advancement of low-level presence (LLP) policies. Joining ASA at the meeting were Deputy Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services Darci Vetter, USTR Ambassador Isi SIddiqui, and FAS Administrator and mission leader Phil Karsting, and many others.ASA Vice President Ray Gaesser will attend the Durban conference, along with a trade and development mission to South Africa led by Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden. For the Durban conference, ASA is urging a high level of ambition from the federal contingent that results in a forward-learning conversation to build common ground on how to manage LLP situations; an agreement on precise definitions for Adventitious Presence and LLP and recognition that LLP can occur as a result of many factors including asynchronous approval, and isolated foreign approval; the  incorporation of Codex Guidelines for the Conduct of Food Safety Assessment of Foods Derived from Recombinant-DNA Plants (CAC/GL 45-2003) into domestic and multi-national risk assessment measures in application to LLP policy; the consideration for the role of the private sector starting with the seed developer through producers and consumers; and the development of risk proportionate solutions that provide for flexibility to accommodate statutory or regulatory limitations and commercial practicality.last_img read more

How leaked song from Vijays Bigil silenced the critics of AR Rahman

Vijay has lent his voice for a song in Atlee Kumar-directorial Bigil.PR HandoutA song from Vijay’s upcoming movie Bigil was leaked online on Tuesday, 16 July. The track, which is believed to be sung by AR Rahman, hit the internet through backdoors, leaving the makers in a state of a shock.Reportedly, the number titled Singa Penne was recorded at a shooting spot and the makers are yet to react to the issue although they have initiated the process of removing pirated links from the internet. It is believed that the team is investigating the issue and finding out about the lapse in the security.On the other hand, the fans of Vijay have expressed their solidarity with the makers by trending a topic on Twitter, using the hash tag – #DontWorryTeamBigil. However, what has turned into a blessing in disguise is the unanimous positive reviews for the leaked track.In fact, the track has silenced the critics of AR Rahman. The critics had written off the two-time Oscar Award winner after a few of his recent albums failed to strike the chord with the audience. Notably, his songs in Vijay’s previous film Sarkar had not lived up to the expectations and his experimentations did not go well with a section of people.”#Bigil has started to answer the doubters of ARR. Those who were sceptical of his casting in Bigil for music, this album will be the answer. Let’s enjoy once everything comes out officially. #ARRahman. [sic]” a Vijay fan tweeted.There was a belief among the people that AR Rahman had past his prime and struggling to churn memorable songs like before. Another section felt that the musician had lost the touch after he started working on international projects.As a result, the leak has come as a positive development for Bigil and the expectations are now high. People are now hoping that the track will be officially unveiled soon.Atlee Kumar’s sports-drama has Nayanthara in the female lead. The album is expected to be out in September. The movie will see the light of the day in October. read more

HC upholds death of 3 in journo Mithu killing

first_imgThe High Court on Wednesday upheld the death sentence of three muggers over the killing of television journalist Shafiqul Islam Mithu in 2010, reports UNB.An HC bench of justice Bhabani Prasad Singh and justice Mustafa Zaman pronounced the verdict after hearing petitions filed by the convicts against the death sentence and the death reference.The convicts are Sujan, son of Piar Miah of Bukkati village in Gosairhat upazila of Shariatpur, Saju, son of Kochi Miah of Savar, and Ratan, son of Jahangir Miah of Madhupur upazila in Tangail.According to the prosecution, Shafiqul Islam Mithu, a senior cameraperson of private TV channel ATN Bangla, was waiting for vehicle at night in Farmgate area on 8 May, 2010 when a gang of muggers in a private car picked him promising to drop him on the Airport Road.However, they looted the belongings of the journalist and strangulated him to death once they came to know about his identity.The body was recovered from Rustampur under Turag police station on the outskirts of the capital.Victim’s brother Rahmatul Islam filed a case with Turag police station in this regard.On 26 February, 2013, Md Akhtaruzzaman of additional Dhaka metropolitan session’s judges court- 3 awarded death plenty to the trio.The court also fined each of them Tk 20,000.Meanwhile, another accused in the case—Rahat Khan—was killed in a gunfight with police during the trial proceedings.last_img read more

Fans go wild for almost gay kiss between EXO boy band members

first_imgThings got steamy on stage today (15 July) when two members of Korean boy band EXO almost shared a cute gay kiss. GAYSTARNEWS- Photo: Hello_0506B / Twitter And another: ‘What the video contains: chanyeol the panicked gay, minseok stepping back proving his innocence, jongin trEMBLing.’While none of the members of the band actually identify as gay, the moment signifies an increasing acceptance of homosexuality within South Korean popular culture.The rise of EXOEXO made their debut into the Korean music industry in 2012 and have enjoyed meteoric success since.Their music utilizes genres including pop, hip hop and R&B, as well as electronic dance music genres including house, trap and synth-pop.The Forbes Korea Power Celebrity list named the band one of the top-five most influential celebrities from 2014 to 2018.Korean boy band BTS. | Photo: Yun_Q / FlickrEarlier this year, Korean boy band BTS caused a stir online when one of the members recommended a song from the movie Love, Simon.RM took to Twitter to post a song recommendation from the band’s hugely popular account.He posted a screenshot of the song Strawberries and Cigarettes by gay artist Troye Sivan. He captioned the photo simply with ‘It’s great.’The band also worked with gay artist MNEK earlier this year.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading…center_img eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Social media meltdown as Korean boy band BTS post about Love, Simon16 best reactions to K-pop boyband BTS’s iconic Love, Simon postMembers of K-pop girl group ‘TWICE’ make out on stage, crowd goes wildRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/exo-gay-kiss-korea-boy-band/ Park Chan-yeol (also known as Chanyeol) called fellow band member Kim Min-seok (Minseok) over on stage. Chanyeol then rested his head on his friend’s shoulder.What happens next has to be seen to be believed.Chanyeol tried to be the confident gay but he became the panicked gay so fast infront of minseok looool pic.twitter.com/JrGkZwCQQp— aya. (@sehunownsme) 15 July 2018During the video, fellow band member Kim Jong-in (Kai) jumps back in surprise as the crowd erupts into cheers and screams.Another video of the moment has more than 80,000 views on Twitter and reactions of pure glee from social media users.민석이랑 찬열이 뽀뽘ㅋㅋㅋㅋ pic.twitter.com/TTu7NB3Kz4— 백오사 공육비ʬʬ (@Hello_0506B) 15 July 2018In response to the video, one Twitter user jokingly wrote: ‘Gay panic’Fans quickly labeled Chanyeol as the ‘panicked gay’ and Minseok the ‘confident gay’Another tweeted the video, with the caption: ‘chanyeol, the most panicked gay in history.’last_img read more