1 dead in Cavite blast, fire North Korea expecting visit from Dennis Rodman MOST READ LATEST STORIES World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Sardar Azmoun scored in the 23rd minute and Mehdi Taremi in the 88th at Azadi Stadium in Tehran.Iran, managed by former Real Madrid and Portugal coach Carlos Queiroz since 2011, tops Group A of Asian qualifying. The team is unbeaten from eight games and eight points clear of third-placed Uzbekistan with two qualifiers remaining, so cannot be denied a top-two finish and an automatic spot in Russia next year.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSouth Korea is in second place, a point ahead of Uzbekistan with a game in hand.Iran has yet to concede a goal in qualifying in a run which has renewed the confidence with fans. WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Iranians celebrate on a street after their national soccer team’s win over Uzbekistan that secured Iran’s presence in the 2018 Russia World Cup, in Tehran, Monday, June 12, 2017. Iran became the second team to qualify for the 2018 World Cup by beating Uzbekistan 2-0 late Monday, sparking celebrations in the streets. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)TEHRAN, Iran — Iran became the second team to qualify for the 2018 World Cup by beating Uzbekistan 2-0 late Monday, sparking celebrations in the streets.It is the first time Iran has qualified for consecutive World Cups, and will be its fifth appearance at soccer’s marquee tournament.ADVERTISEMENT Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ He said he hopes Iran will retain Queiroz has head coach even after the World Cup.Brazil was the first team to qualify for next year’s World Cup in Russia.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Vice-president Eshaq Jahangiri was present at the stadium for the game, among the almost 60,0000 supporters celebrating when the referee blew full-time.The Iranian players celebrated with the national flag, broadcast live on TV with a rousing soundtrack. Men, woman and children spilled into the streets with flags and chants and motorists honked their horns.In the main streets and squares Tehrani residents gathered and chanted “Queiroz, we love you,” and “Queiroz, thank you.”Ashkan Kasraeian drove with his wife and friends to be part of the celebrations.“I came out to join this national celebration,” he said. “I am proud of my national football team and I love Carlos Queiroz.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. What ‘missteps’? Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ View comments
What to expectAfter one of your limbs is amputated, you may feel as if the limb is still there. This is called phantom sensation. It may feel:TinglyPricklyNumbHot or coldLike your missing toes or fingers are movingLike your missing limb is still there, or is in a funny positionLike your missing limb is getting shorter (telescoping)These sensations slowly get weaker and weaker. You should also feel them less often. They may not ever go away completely.Pain in the missing part of the arm or leg is called phantom pain. It may feel like:Sharp or shooting painAchy painBurning painCramping painPhantom limb pain will lessen over time for most people.Some things may make phantom pain worse, such as:Being too tiredPutting too much pressure on the stump or parts of the arm or leg that are still thereChanges in the weatherStressInfectionAn artificial limb that does not fit properlyPoor blood flowSwelling in the part of the arm or leg that is still there Self-careTry to relax in a way that works for you. Do deep breathing or pretend to relax the missing arm or leg.Reading, listening to music, or doing something that takes your mind off the pain may help. You may also try taking a warm bath if your surgery wound is completely healed.Ask your doctor if you can take acetaminophen (Tylenol), aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil or Motrin), or other drugs that help with pain.These following may also help lessen phantom pain.Keep the remaining part of your arm or leg warm.Move or exercise the remaining part of your arm or leg.If you are wearing your prosthesis, take it off. If youre not wearing it, put it on.If you have swelling in the remaining part of your arm or leg, try wearing an elastic bandage.Wear a shrinker sock or compression stocking.Try gently tapping or rubbing your stump.ReferencesadvertisementZhou YL. Principles of Pain Management. In: Daroff RB, Fenichel GM, Jankovic J, Mazziotta JC, eds. Bradley?s Neurology in Clinical Practice. 6th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Saunders Elsevier; 2012:chap 44.Bang MS, Jung SH. Phantom limb pain. In: Frontera, WR, Silver JK, eds. Essentials of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2nd ed. Philadelphia, PA: Hanley & Belfus; 2008:chap 104.Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of Defense. VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guideline for Management for Rehabilitation of Lower Limb Amputation. http://www.healthquality.va.gov/amputation/amp_sum_508.pdf. January 2008. Accessed July 1, 2014.Review Date:5/15/2014Reviewed By:C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.
January 17, 2018 SHARE SHARE EMAIL × cricket SHARE COMMENT Published on Broadcasting major Star India today said it will telecast live IPL T20 matches in six different language this season, targeting 700 million viewers across TV and digital platform. Star would also live stream matches on its digital platform Hotstar in virtual reality.The regional languages include Kannada, Tamil, Telugu and Bengali besides the regular Hindi and English. “The Vivo IPL 2018 will be a six-month long fiesta with new age technology putting fans at the heart of experience. We are confident that the Vivo IPL 2018 as reimagined by Star India, will empower viewers, advertisers and the media and entertainment ecosystem,” Star India Managing Director Sanjay Gupta told reporters here.Also, there would not be a five-minute gap in telecast on Hotstar as Star has the broadcast rights for both platforms. “It would be live on TV and digital platform. There would be no five-minute gap,” he said.STAR India has bagged the broadcast and digital rights of the Indian Premier League (IPL) for the next five years for a whopping bid of Rs 16,347.50 crore. COMMENTS
China scrambled fighter jets on Tuesday as a US navy ship sailed close to a disputed reef in the South China Sea, a patrol China denounced as an illegal threat to peace which only went to show its defence installations in the area were necessary.Guided missile destroyer the USS William P. Lawrence travelled within 12 nautical miles (22 km) of Chinese-occupied Fiery Cross Reef, US Defense Department spokesman Bill Urban said.The so-called freedom of navigation operation was undertaken to “challenge excessive maritime claims” by China, Taiwan, and Vietnam which were seeking to restrict navigation rights in the South China Sea, Urban said.”These excessive maritime claims are inconsistent with international law as reflected in the Law of the Sea Convention in that they purport to restrict the navigation rights that the United States and all states are entitled to exercise,” Urban said in an emailed statement.China and the United States have traded accusations of militarising the South China Sea as China undertakes large-scale land reclamation and construction on disputed features while the United States has increased its patrols and exercises.Facilities on Fiery Cross Reef include a 3,000-metre (10,000-foot) runway which the United States worries China will use to press its extensive territorial claims at the expense of weaker rivals.China’s Defence Ministry said two fighter jets were scrambled and three warships shadowed the US ship, telling it to leave.The US patrol “again proves that China’s construction of defensive facilities on the relevant reefs in the Nansha Islands is completely reasonable and totally necessary”, it said, using China’s name for the Spratly Islands where much of its reclamation work is taking place.advertisementForeign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said the US ship illegally entered Chinese waters.”This action by the US side threatened China’s sovereignty and security interests, endangered the staff and facilities on the reef, and damaged regional peace and stability,” he told a daily news briefing.US Secretary of State John Kerry waved aside a question as to whether the US aim was to send a message ahead of a visit to Asia by President Barack Obama this month.”This is not a pointed strategy calculated to do anything except keep a regular process of freedom of navigation operations underway,” he told reporters in London.Sensitive areaChina claims most of the South China Sea, through which $5 trillion in ship-borne trade passes every year. The Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, Taiwan and Brunei have overlapping claims.The Pentagon last month called on China to reaffirm it has no plans to deploy military aircraft in the Spratly Islands after China used a military plane to evacuate sick workers from Fiery Cross.”Fiery Cross is sensitive because it is presumed to be the future hub of Chinese military operations in the South China Sea, given its already extensive infrastructure, including its large and deep port and 3,000-metre runway,” said Ian Storey, a South China Sea expert at Singapore’s ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute.”The timing is interesting, too. It is a show of US determination ahead of President Obama’s trip to Vietnam.”Speaking in Vietnam, Daniel Russel, assistant secretary of state for East Asia and the Pacific, said freedom of navigation operations were important for smaller nations.”If the world’s most powerful navy cannot sail where international law permits, then what happens to the ships of navy of smaller countries?” Russel told reporters before news of the operation was made public.China has reacted with anger to previous US freedom of navigation operations, including the overflight of fighter planes near the disputed Scarborough Shoal last month, and when long-range US bombers flew near Chinese facilities under construction on Cuarteron Reef in the Spratlys last November.US naval officials believe China has plans to start reclamation and construction activities on Scarborough Shoal, which sits further north of the Spratlys within the Philippines-claimed 200-nautical-mile (370-km) exclusive economic zone.Tough-talking city mayor Rodrigo Duterte, who looks set to become president of the Philippines after an election on Monday, has proposed multilateral talks on the South China Sea.A Chinese diplomat warned last week that criticism of China over the South China Sea would rebound like a coiled spring.
NEW YORK — Thomas Hickey saw an opening in overtime, went to the net and gave the New York Islanders a big win in their Brooklyn postseason debut.Hickey scored 12:31 into the extra period to lift the Islanders to a 4-3 victory over the Florida Panthers on April 17 in Game 3 of their first-round series, giving New York a win in its first playoff game at the Barclays Center.“We had a good shift and grinded them out a little bit,” Hickey said. “Somebody went to change, I saw a gap, and an unbelievable pass and (it) just got off my stick.”Hickey’s one-timer off a pass from Brock Nelson from behind the net gave the Islanders a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series. Game 4 is also in Brooklyn on April 20.Hickey also scored the overtime winner at Washington on April 5 that clinched the Islanders’ third playoff berth in four years.“He’s got a knack for finding the right spot,” fellow defenseman Travis Hamonic said. “I haven’t seen the replay yet. I just saw him celebrate and everyone started jumping up on the bench.”Ryan Pulock, Shane Prince and Frans Nielsen scored for the Islanders, and Thomas Greiss had 36 saves. John Tavares and Kyle Okposo each had two assists.Reilly Smith had a goal and two assists, and Aleksander Barkov and Nick Bjugstad also scored for the Panthers. Smith has four goals and four assists in the series. Roberto Luongo stopped 35 shots.The Panthers were leading 2-0 when Aaron Ekblad appeared to give them a three-goal advantage just past the four-minute mark of the second period.However, that goal was overturned on a coach’s challenge when video showed Florida was offside when it entered the zone, firing up the raucous crowd.New York coach Jack Capuano credited video coach Matt Bertani with alerting the bench to call for a review.“At times, you can see from the (bench) where it might be goalie interference or offsides,” Capuano said, “but our video guy did a great job calling that in. That was the turning point. Down by two is a lot different than down by three.”Penalties on Alex Petrovic and Jussi Jokinen 25 seconds apart gave the Islanders a 5-on-3 advantage 5:08 into the period. New York quickly took advantage as Pulock scored just 13 seconds later, sending the sellout crowd into another frenzy.“Our fans were great,” Hickey said. “I had goosebumps after the anthem. They stuck with us and we fed off that.”But the Panthers regained their two-goal lead just 15 seconds after the Islanders’ power play ended as Bjugstad knocked in the rebound of a shot by Smith at 7:23.However, Prince took a feed from Pulock and fired it up high on Luongo’s blocker side to make it 3-2 with 8:12 remaining.Then, about 40 seconds after Dmitry Kulikov was whistled for clipping, Nielsen tied it with a backhander past Luongo with 3:05 left in the period.“We get up to a good lead,” Panthers coach Gerard Gallant said. “We had about five or six minutes of the second period where we didn’t play well and it cost us two goals.”Smith got the Panthers on the scoreboard at 2:25 of the first period as he backhanded a bouncing rebound off a shot by Petrovic from the left side of the net over a diving Greiss’ stick for his fourth goal of the series.“Reilly was awesome,” Gallant said. “Every game, that line’s been real good for us. He’s contributed big time and put pucks in the net.”Smith, who tied Dave Lowry for the franchise record with goals in three straight playoff games, also hit the crossbar with a backhand attempt later in the first.Barkov made it 2-0 just 1:11 into the second period. Smith’s shot from the right side was wide right, but the rebound came off the end boards to Barkov on the left side and he knocked in the rebound for his first goal of the postseason.(VIN A. CHERWOO, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shares
Xiaomi has recently launched the successor to the Mi Max 2, the Mi Max 3 in China at a highly aggressive starting price of around Rs 17,000. The company is yet to reveal the India launch details of the Mi Max 3. Meanwhile, after the Mi Max 3, the Chinese smartphone maker is planning to launch a high-end version of the device as Mi Max 3 Pro in the upcoming months. A lot has already been talked about the Mi Max 3 Pro. Some reports suggest that the Mi Max 3 Pro will be powered by the newly announced Snapdragon 710 processor. The same has now been revealed by Qualcomm.The Mi Max 3 Pro was spotted listed on the Qualcomm website on Monday, hinting that the device will be powered by a Snapdragon processor. Interestingly, the Mi Max 3 was spotted listed with devices powered by the Snapdragon 710 like the Xiaomi Mi 8 SE. This hints that the Mi Max 3 Pro will indeed come with Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 chipset. That being said, the Mi Max 3 will be the second device from Xiaomi to come with Snapdragon 710 chipset after the Mi 8 SE.The Qualcomm website didn’t reveal any further details about the Mi Max 3 Pro. As of now, Xiaomi is yet to confirm the Mi Max 3 Pro. But, now that the handset has made way to the Qualcomm website, we can say that the Mi Max 3 Pro will go official very soon, possibly in the next couple of months or so.The Mi Max 3 Pro has been subjected to several leaks and rumours already previously. As far as the design of the handset is concerned, the Mi Max 3 Pro will boast of almost the similar design as the Mi Max 3. Meaning, the Mi Max 3 Pro will come with thin bezels. The only difference that the Mi Max 3 Pro will see compared to the Mi Max 3 is in the specs sheet.advertisementRumours say that the Mi Max 3 Pro will to come with the same screen size as the Mi Max 3. This means the handset will come with a 6.9-inch full-HD+ IPS display with a 2160×1080 pixel resolution and an 18:9 aspect ratio. The Mi Max 3 Pro, unlike the Mi Max 3, will come only in one variant, with 6GB RAM and 128GB of expandable storage. Other specs of the Mi Max 3 Pro is expected to be the same as the Mi Max 3.ALSO READ: Xiaomi Mi Max 3 launched: Full specs, top features, price and everything you need to knowThe Pro version of the Mi Max 3 will come with a vertically aligned dual camera system on the rear consisting of one 12-megapixel sensor and a 5-megapixel secondary sensor. On the front, the handset will sport an 8-megapixel camera. On the software front, the Mi Max 3 Pro will run Android Oreo-based MIUI. Just as the Mi Max 3, the Pro version will also be backed by a massive 5500mAh battery.
Napoli coach Ancelotti: Koulibaly subject of monkey chants throughoutby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNapoli coach Carlo Ancelotti says he’s prepared to take his players off the field if they’re subject to racist abuse.Kalidou Koulibaly was allegedly barracked by racist taunts throughout defeat to Inter Milan.He was booked at San Siro and reacted with sarcastic applause to the referee, prompting a red card.Lautaro Martinez went on to win the game at the 92nd minute, creating tension that went beyond the final whistle.“I asked the referee for information on the red cards and nothing else. Those incidents rather decided the match, as we had done very well in the second half and were pushing hard.“We even had the chance to win it when down to 10 men, but tempers were a little raised at the end,” the Coach told Sky Sport Italia.“There was a strange atmosphere, as we asked three times for play to be suspended, they had announcements with the speaker three times. Koulibaly was certainly irritable. Usually, he is very calm and professional, but he was subjected to monkey noises throughout the game.“We asked three times for some action to be taken, but the match continued. We keep being told play can be halted, but when? After four or five announcements? Maybe we have to take matters into our own hands next time and stop play ourselves. They’ll probably make us forfeit the game if we walk off, but we are prepared to do it.“It’s not good for Italian football, seeing this.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
Meeting the demands of holiday dressing is a difficult balancing act between the weather, travel and all manner of occasions — luckily, Ted Baker has you covered in style with holiday essentials for the busy season ahead.And the best part? You can get stylish menswear from the lauded British retailer’s fantastic selection of occasionwear at up to 50% off select lines during their End of Season Sale. Editors’ Recommendations The Best Latex Pillows for Neck and Back Pain The Ultimate Pillow Guide: The 6 Best Pillows for All Sleepers Best Weekend Sales on Menswear and Gear: Huckberry, Allen Edmonds, J. Crew, and More Get Naked with Independent Winemakers with NakedWines Delivery Kit But where to start? The label, known for mixing luxury touches with accessible silhouettes and classic styles, stocks all manner of tailored wear that mixes eye-catching design with practicality for your holiday party circuit. Start with the Metraj, a refined, versatile wool suit jacket that’s elegant and seasonally appropriate. It’s an exceedingly stylish jacket that excels in all situations – pair it with the brand’s Uni Textured Jacquard Tie and the Mack Jacquard Print Shirt or a refined ensemble that moves seamlessly from day to night.Layering for your next holiday party is easy with stylish essentials like the Alps Sweater, a textured charcoal jumper that’ll look right at home whether you’re hosting or hitting the town. How to protect yourself from the elements in style, though. Ted Baker has you covered there, too. The Mel — a water-repellant melton wool overcoat — is both functional and handsome, the ideal jacket for an elegant evening party.But what shoes do you need to finish off that ensemble? Easy. An exceedingly stylish pair of leather wingtip brogues — like the Archer 2 — can’t go wrong. Oh, and if the occasion calls for more sharp, refined finishing touches — as it should — the Harris Cashmere Dogtooth Scarf is more than able to stand up to any occasion, be it dressier or more laidback.So, with picks in hand, head over to the site to get up to 50% off select lines at Ted Baker. Shop away, and you’ll be the best-dressed man at your holiday party. 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Know
NEW YORK — A technical outage is impacting major airlines and causing flight delays that may impact travel.The Federal Aviation Administration said Monday that several airlines were dealing with computer issues. The agency recommended people contact their airline directly for flight information and updates.There are delays already at airports in Chicago, New York, Boston, Atlanta, Miami and Detroit.Dan Landson of Southwest Airlines said there was an outage with a vendor that services multiple carriers with data used in flight planning. Southwest said it lifted an internal ground stop at 7:05 Eastern that had been implemented for about 40 minutes.The airline anticipates scattered delays and said that travellers should check its website for the latest updates on specific flights.Delta said some of its flights were impacted.The Associated Press
City of Hope’s Music, Film and Entertainment Industry Group will honor Lucian Grainge CBE chairman and chief executive officer of Universal Music Group, with its 2015 Spirit of Life Award, the organization’s highest honor, for his outstanding achievements in business and dedication to philanthropic causes.“City of Hope is honored to have the support of Universal Music Group and its chairman and CEO, Lucian Grainge, as we work to develop better treatments and cures for cancer and other diseases,” said Robert W. Stone, president and chief executive of City of Hope. “Lucian’s commitment to our work is well-known, as is his ability to effect change, and we’re looking forward to working with him on this year’s Spirit of Life campaign.”Grainge is revolutionizing the music industry, and he applies the same innovative spirit and passion to fund-raising for cancer research. The award accompanies a year-long fundraising campaign that fuels City of Hope’s ability to quickly speed new therapies and scientific breakthroughs to patients who need them.“I am deeply honored to receive the Spirit of Life award from City of Hope, although for me, the true reward is the knowledge that our work supporting this outstanding organization makes such a difference in the lives of so many people by fighting cancer and other life-threatening diseases,” Grainge said.As a world-renowned biomedical research, education and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases, City of Hope shortens the time from new research ideas to new medical treatments in order to quickly bring cures to patients. Its breakthrough research has led to therapies now used by people worldwide.The music, film and entertainment industry has been a longtime supporter of City of Hope’s mission and has partnered on many innovative fundraising campaigns. The Spirit of Life Award will be presented to Grainge at a gala dinner in Los Angeles this fall.During his lifetime in the music industry, Grainge has been involved in the careers of worldwide stars including ABBA, Jay-Z, Katy Perry, Queen, Rihanna, The Rolling Stones, Sam Smith and U2. Grainge joined Universal Music in 1986 to launch PolyGram Music Publishing UK and became general manager of A&R and business affairs at Polydor in 1993, rising to managing director of the British record label in 1997. Grainge was subsequently appointed deputy chairman of Universal Music UK, and then, in 2001, chairman and CEO. In 2005, he was named chairman and chief executive officer of Universal Music Group International, with responsibility for global operations outside the U.S. In 2011, after assuming his current position, Grainge led UMG’s successful acquisition of the legendary British music company EMI, revitalizing its iconic Capitol Records, and, in the process, further strengthening UMG’s position as the global leader in music.Grainge has been recognized for his many achievements throughout the years. In 2015 and 2013, he topped Billboard Magazine’s “Power 100” as the most powerful executive in the music business, the only person to twice hold that distinction. In 2014, he was awarded the President’s Merit Award by The Recording Academy. For his service to global creative industries, he was recognized in Britain’s New Years Honors and awarded Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 2010. Grainge serves on the boards of DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. and Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. For more information on the 2015 Spirit of Life campaign, please visit www.cityofhope.org/mfei.
Rabat – 2017 was an impressive year for Morocco’s aviation sector and the aerospace business. Morocco’s national airport authority (ONDA) announced last month that more than 20 million passengers passed through one of the kingdom’s 17 airports in 2017.The growth was most dramatic at Tangier’s Ibn Battuta Airport where passenger traffic was up by 26 percent compared to 2016. Saiss Airport in Fes opened its stylish new terminal. With thousands of soccer fans from across Africa having traveled to the kingdom for the recently completed African Nations Championship (CHAN) tournament, Morocco may have another busy year at its largest airports.So, some interesting facts and figures about aviation, airplanes in Morocco and the kingdom’s aerospace industry. 1. 54 – The number of aircraft in the Royal Air Maroc (RAM) fleet. The flag carrier of Morocco has a fleet that mixes short-haul (Brazilian-made Embraer E-90s), medium-haul (Airbus A320s, Boeing 737s, 767s), and long-haul jets (Boeing 787 Dreamliners).Read Also: Morocco Becomes International Hub of the Aerospace Industry2. RAK – The Marrakech Menara Airport terminal has received numerous awards for its unique design and passenger experience. Skytrax named the facility the fifth best airport in Africa (2017). An Italian news website, TGCOM24, named the airport one of the 11 most “beautiful and futuristic” in the world, also last year.3. 850 – The number of monthly scheduled RAM flights within Africa. Morocco’s airline flies to more than 30 African countries. It’s nearly 5,000 miles from Casablanca to Cape Town, South Africa. There are currently no nonstop flights between the two destinations.4. 11,000 – The number of aerospace jobs in Morocco. French aviation sector manufacturer Daher just opened its new Tangier plant, dedicated to production of metal and composite aircraft components.5. 4,671 miles (7,518 km) – The distance of Royal Air Maroc’s longest nonstop flight: Casablanca (CMN) to Sao Paulo (GRU), Brazil.6. April 1975 – Royal Air Maroc becomes the first airline based in the Arab world to fly a commercial flight to New York City.Read Also: Morocco’s Aeronautics Sector to Create 23,000 New Jobs by 20207. 747-400 – RAM has one Boeing 747 jet. Nicknamed ‘The Queen of the Skies’, 747 jets are increasingly being phased out as commercial passenger jets, but the cargo transport version is still popular. The iconic jet will still be used by heads of state, including King Mohammad VI of Morocco, the American president, and King Salman of Saudi Arabia.8. Royal Air Maroc history (RAM) – Formed by a merger between Air Atlas Company and Compagnie Chérifienne de Transports Aériens Maroc in 1953, the new entity later took the name Royal Air Maroc in 1957.9. Mohammad V Airport (CMN) – Morocco’s largest airport welcomed about 9 million passengers last year. Last spring, Emirates began Dubai-Casablanca service using the double-decker Airbus A380. It was the first airline to have scheduled air service to North Africa using the largest passenger jet in service.10. Marche Verte – The Royal Moroccan Air Force aerobatic and demonstration team was formed in 1988 and performs for air shows and national celebrations. Like the US Air Force Thunderbirds and Spain’s Patrulla Aguila, they represent the nation’s finest military pilots.
10 April 2008Local committees tasked with monitoring, investigating and reporting on human rights violations in Sierra Leone will now be able to work out of new resource centres provided by the United Nations mission in the West African country and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). The district-level human rights committees were set up by the UN Integrated Office in Sierra Leone (UNIOSIL), with financial support from OHCHR, in an effort to strengthen the national systems to protect and promote human rights. The mission also provided them with training on the protection of human rights, rule of law and strengthening democracy.“Building and strengthening the capacity of human rights civil society organizations is a compelling necessity for the consolidation of peace and respect for human rights in any country emerging from conflict,” the mission stated in a news release issued in the capital, Freetown.UNIOSIL will formally hand over the resource centres for the committees in Kenema, Bo, Bonthe and Matru Jong on Friday and Saturday.Under its Programme of Assistance to Sierra Leone, OHCHR will pay the rents for the resource centres for one year, and provide furniture, computers, printers, stabilizers, generators, motorbikes and stationeries. It will also ensure that the centres have enough staff to remain open to the public on a daily basis. UNIOSIL was set up in 2006 to help the Government consolidate its hard-won peace following a brutal, 11-year conflict, and address a myriad of challenges related to good governance, security, human rights and development.
20 October 2011An independent United Nations human rights expert today stressed the vital role of inter-religious communication to combat intolerance and discrimination and to promote understanding among people of different faiths. “Regular encounters between individuals and groups, if conducted on an equal footing and with a long-term perspective, foster a better mutual understanding across religious divides,” Heiner Bielefeldt, the Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief, told the General Assembly body that addresses social, cultural and humanitarian issues, also known as the Third Committee.He told delegates that inter-religious communication has an important role to play in efforts to eliminate prejudices and stereotypes that lead to resentment, fear, paranoia, hatred, hostility, violence and human rights abuses.Dialogue between different groups can take the form of concrete events such as public conferences or ceremonies, as well as long-term forums or projects, noted the expert. It can take place at a grass-roots level or at the level of religious leadership, or a combination of both. Communication can be formally institutionalized or evolve spontaneously.Speaking to reporters after his presentation to the committee, Mr. Bielefeldt noted that certain conditions have to be met for communication to be productive. In addition to being conducted on an equal footing and with a long-term perspective, communication should go beyond “brief, superficial handshakes,” as well as identify common interests and lead to cooperation on concrete projects, he said.“The State has a responsibility,” he added, highlighting its role in promoting inter-religious communication, based on respect for every human being’s freedom of religion or belief.As he pointed out to the committee, States can encourage inter-religious communication by publicly expressing their appreciation for well-defined dialogue projects, and also provide financial subsidies to such projects.He also stressed the need for the participation of women in formal inter-religious dialogue projects, and warned against having projects in which “big, bearded males” are the only ones reaching out.Mr. Bielefeldt, a German national with wide experience in the field of human rights, has served as Special Rapporteur since 2010. He reports in an independent and unpaid capacity to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.
After the UK voted to leave the European Union in June 2016 questions began to arise about what Britain’s break with the EU would look like.No state has left the European Union before, and the rules for exit – contained in Article 50 of the Treaty of Lisbon – are brief.And despite Ms May claiming that “Brexit means Brexit”, little is known about what Brexit will look like. So what is the difference between the two, and what impact will each have on the UK’s future relationship with the EU?Watch the video to find out. 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. Brexiteers like Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union David Davis support a “Hard Brexit”.Remainers on the other hand are in favour of a softer approach.
Michael JohnsonThe Golden Jaguars are still in the competition, but must win their final qualifier against Belize and hope other results are favourable to stand any chance of reaching their first CONCACAF Gold Cup, according to Guyana Senior Men’s National Team Head Coach Michael Johnson.French Guiana beat Guyana 2-1 on Tuesday, leaving the Golden Jaguars 15th in the qualification table on seven points, with the top 10 qualifying for the Region’s premier tournament.“We have one more bite at the cherry. We have to win our last game to stand any chance of qualifying; we need to do our bit in the hope that results will go our way,” Johnson said. “We are still in the competition. We need the home support to come to the National Stadium in your colours in support of a team that needs your help in winning this game.”In an honest assessment of the performance in Cayenne, Johnson singled out a poor start to the match against French Guiana.“We were not at the races in the first half and we conceded poor goals. We didn’t start playing until an hour into the game. The fitness level of players is a real concern.”However, he picked out battling performances from 18-year-old Dagenham & Redbridge midfielder Elliot Bonds and skipper Neil Danns as “a credit to the team”, and expressed sympathy for the squad after a tough result.“My experiences as an international player for Jamaica put me in a unique position to understand how players feel and how it impacts them,” he said.Guyana Football Federation (GFF) President Wayne Forde said: “I would like to thank the players and coaching staff for giving their all and doing their best. It was a heart-breaking and disappointing result that leaves our Gold Cup dreams in the balance. However, while we still have a slim chance of qualifying, we must remain positive.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedConcacaf Gold Cup: Golden Jags drawn with T&T, USA and PanamaApril 11, 2019In “latest news”‘We are ready for battle’ – Coach Johnson says ahead of clash with Belize in CONCACAF Gold Cup qualifierFebruary 13, 2019In “latest news”Golden Jags gear up for practice match against SurinameMarch 13, 2019In “latest news”
ONE FIFTH OF people don’t wash their hands after using public toilets.A new survey to be released this week by the Food Safety Professionals Association (FSPA) shows that women are more proactive about washing their hands.Researchers from the FSPA surveyed 630 people at 32 locations nationwide and found 127 of those did not wash their hands. 84 of those were men, 43 were women.Hands are the number one vehicle for transmission of infections such as e-coli, salmonella, MRSA and the vomiting bug, but only 71 per cent of people attending businesses in the hospitality sector washed their hands.88 per cent of those in healthcare businesses washed properly, while 81 per cent did so in shopping centres. 79 per cent of people in leisure and childcare facilities washed properly.While 80 per cent of young children surveyed washed their hands, 50 per cent did not use soap and 34 per cent spent less than 10 seconds washing their hands.The FSPA will release the survey this Friday at their National Awards Ceremony.Read: Minister suggests ‘Florence Nightingale campaign’ to tackle hand hygiene in hospitalsRead: Patients at risk at ‘unclean’ Waterford Regional Hospital by lack of hand washing
Individual news stories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @aprn.Download AudioProposed Rule Change Could Allow Alaska Tribal Land TrustsLiz Ruskin, APRN – Washington DCThe U.S. Department of Interior has proposed a rule change that would allow Alaska tribes to ask the federal government to take their lands into trust. The request isn’t always granted, but Wednesday’s announcement is a legal turn that could vastly expand the recognition and authority of tribal sovereignty in Alaska.Sikuliaq Research Vessel Nears CompletionDan Bross, KUAC – FairbanksThe National Science Foundation’s new Arctic research vessel Sikuliaq is nearing completion. The $200 million project has experienced delays, but final work is taking place at a Wisconsin shipyard.13,000 Alaskans Enrolled With Healthcare.gov Annie Feidt, APRN – AnchorageAbout 13,000 Alaskans signed up for health insurance on healthcare.gov during the open enrollment period that closed March 31. The two insurers offering plans on the exchange in Alaska shared their enrollment figures today with APRN. Moda Health says it has about 7,700 healthcare.gov enrollees in Alaska and the company is still processing some additional sign ups.Skagway Ferry Dock Is Floating AgainMargaret Friedenauer, KHNS – HainesThe Skagway ferry dock is floating again after a contractor hired by the state brought the sunken dock to the surface. But it’s still not ready to host Alaska Marine Highway ferries.Sexual Abuse Prevention Bill Falls Through The CracksLisa Phu, KTOO – JuneauA bill requiring school districts to implement sexual abuse education seemed poised to become law during the recent Alaska legislative session. Governor Sean Parnell supported Erin’s Law, the Senate passed it, and the House version had 21 co-sponsors. But, House Bill 233 got stuck in Finance.Gubernatorial Candidates Answer Student QuestionsJosh Edge, APRN – AnchorageMiddle schoolers from across Anchorage had a chance to hear from Gubernatorial candidates on Wednesday about a variety of issues the state is facing.Crews Set Up Denali Base CampPhillip Manning, KTNA – TalkeetnaThursday marks the unofficial beginning of climbing season on Denali, when base camp gets set up for the thousand-plus climbers that will make an attempt to summit North America’s highest peak.‘Arctic Sun: Fulfilling The Dream’ Chronicles Family’s Wilderness AdventuresLori Townsend, APRN – AnchorageA documentary showing statewide on 360 North this evening, chronicles the wilderness adventures of Jean Aspen and Tom Irons.Arctic Son: Fulfilling the Dream is the story of Jean, her husband Tom and their son Luke as they spend a year in the Brooks Range, out of contact and building their own cabin. When she was in her 20s, Jean went into the arctic with her first husband, living off the land for four years.UAA Students Cope With Finals WeekJolene Almendarez, APRN – AnchorageIt’s finals week at the University of Alaska Anchorage, and that means many students are crunching a very large amount of work into a very short amount of time. An Anchorage woman has found a creative way to help students beat the stress of the week.
Kriti KharbandaCollage of her Instagram photosBollywood actress Kriti Kharbanda has flaunted a pair of extreme ripped jeans in her latest photoshoot. Her fans call her “gareeb” and “bhikari” and there was no need for those pants.Kriti Kharbanda is one of the most sought-after young actresses in Bollywood. She is currently busy with a handful of big-ticket projects like Housefull 4, Pagalpanti, Vaan and Chehre in her kitty. All four of them are now in the production stages. Two of them are scheduled for release in October and November, while others will hit the screens in 2020. She is busy focusing on the filming of these much-awaited flicks.The Veerey Ki Wedding actress is quite active on Instagram and boasts of 3.9 million followers. Kriti Kharbanda often teases her fans by sharing her glamourous photos and videos on her account. She recently posted a couple of pictures which are creating a lot of buzz with many replies and views.In these pictures, Kriti Kharbanda was seen wearing extreme ripped jeans, which is a big trend in Hollywood. However, not many actresses in India sport such a pair of pants. While some liked her glamorous look, a few were amused with this avatar. They said that she should not have flaunted them as she looks like ‘bhikari’. Here is how many reacted to her photos.kapur_sarawagi: Kya chal raha hai..??? Kriti reply – idr toh Uff yeh garibi fashion chal raha hai..m.yousaftariq: Kapra kon phar gayaaniketsingh_seven: Dekho dekho yeh garibi ka haaalmanapureanshul7: … U should really laugh on those pantsgoldenkingsatyam: Yeah pant kisi garreb Ko batt dobeingjazz_: Pehni keseshadarshgupta: Isese acha to pehnti hi nhiswatz0605: Your ripped clothes… jeans is no moreyogesh_m_: Didi, darji ka number du?_being_anmol_25: hahhaa phne hi kyu ho firsafeena_khatun: Vikhari ho kyaim_manjunath_moger: Kitni gareeb ladki hai yeh….i_rahul_kumar_: I think nikker is best ?pani_aur_punny: Arre aapne jeans pehna hi Kyu h.ashokevolution: Hey ur so beautiful tht u dont need this kind of dressing to show ur existence….shararti_jinn: Is bechari ko koi kapray deday
An astounding number of fans kicked off New York Comic Con by filling up Manhattan Hall’s Hammerstein Ballroom to see Bruce Campbell and the rest of the cast of Ash Vs. Evil Dead. And when I say “astounding,” I mean the line wrapped halfway around the block. If this turned out to be the most popular panel of the day, I would not be surprised.Once everyone was inside (somehow), host Doug Benson wasted no time bringing out the cast. Familiar faces Bruce Campbell, Lucy Lawless, Ray Santiago and Dana DeLorenzo, were joined onstage by newcomers, Lee Majors and Ted Raimi.Those of you who caught the first episode of this season know that Lee Majors plays Ash’s dad. For those of you who didn’t… Let’s just say that now we know where Ash gets it from. Campbell spoke about how perfect Majors is for the role, saying Lee was known to be a ladies’ man back in the day, so of course, that’s the kind of person to have raised Ash.Lee Majors and Bruce Campbell in Ash vs. Evil Dead. (Photo: via STARZ)Majors for his part revealed that he was never a fan of Evil Dead before this show. When he heard they were interested in having him join the cast, he said he rushed through the first season and, he says, loved it.Fans of the movies might recognize Ted Raimi, even if his character is new. Raimi bragged that this is actually his sixth role in the Evil Dead franchise. Not counting the “Fake Shemp” in the first movie, he played Henrietta in Evil Dead II, a warrior, a villager and an S-Mart clerk in Army of Darkness, and Sam in the Evil Dead: Regeneration video game. Chet is a slightly larger role for Raimi. According to Campbell, Chet is the loser who never left his small town, and we’ll find out why that is as the season goes on. It also sounds like there’s a plan to keep the tradition going. Whether Chet survives this season or not, there “may or may not” be more Ted Raimi characters to come.Bruce Campbell and Ted Raimi in Ash Vs. Evil Dead (Photo: Screenshot via Youtube/Starz)The panel went a little bit into what we can expect for this season. When Lucy Lawless was asked about Ruby’s relationship to the other characters. While they don’t trust each other now, Lawless said Lucy will eventually weasel her way into Pablo and Kelly’s hearts, and vice versa. Lawless herself feels as though she is already officially part of the group, having been finally drenched in demon vomit like everyone else. It’s a rite of passage on that show, apparently.We’ll also get to see much more of Pablo this season. Literally. Ray Santiago teased that Pablo, while still trying to be the best sidekick he can, is in a very dark place after giving birth to those demons in the season two premier. Somehow, that means he will spend a significant amount of time this season running around naked. Do with that information what you will.Bruce Campbell after “the scene” in the second episode of season two of Ash Vs. Evil Dead. (Photo: Screenshot via Youtube/Starz)To conclude the panel, we saw an early screening of episode two. I won’t give away too much here, but the gist of it is Ash and Co. have brought Lucy to Ash’s old bedroom to interrogate her. Lucy reveals that she hid the book inside a corpse at the hospital morgue (dead flesh masks the smell of the book). Ash and Kelly go to retrieve it while Pablo stays behind to interrogate Lucy about what happened to him.Before the episode began, Bruce Campbell warned us there was a truly disgusting scene that we almost wouldn’t be able to watch. “I dare you to keep your eyes open, I double dog dare you,” he said. He wasn’t lying. Again, I don’t want to spoil it for those that want to be surprised, but it involves male corpse nudity, an intestine with teeth and every bodily fluid you’d expect to find in those organs. It may be the most disgusting thing I’ve ever seen on TV, and I can’t wait to see if they can top it.
Industry veteran Caroline Hay is TPI’s new Director of Sales, Ontario Share Caroline HayTORONTO — Travel Professional International (TPI) has announced the appointment of Caroline Hay as Director of Sales in Ontario, effective immediately.Based in the Greater Toronto Area, Hay will report directly to Zeina Gedeon, Chief Executive Officer, and be responsible for all sales channels while ensuring continued growth of the organization’s member-based business.She brings with her over 24 years of experience in travel industry sales and business development, previously holding roles with Expedia CruiseShipCenters, Princess Cruises and, most recently, with TPI in the marketing department.“I am pleased to announce Caroline Hay’s appointment to this key role of leading the sales initiatives in Ontario as we focus on maintaining a competitive advantage in the Ontario market while we expand our offering to our advisors network,” said Gedeon. “Caroline’s proven talent, leadership skills and broad industry experience in sales, business development and marketing make her the right candidate for this role as we work with our advisors to create new business opportunities and continue to innovate.”More news: Sunwing ready to launch Mazatlán-Quebec City direct this winterHay can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and at (647) 689-3884 ext. 711. Tuesday, April 24, 2018 Travelweek Group Tags: People, TPI Posted by << Previous PostNext Post >>