first_imgAdvertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Advertisement Twitter An odd twist of fate has led to Mary Harris’ (Caroline Dhavernas) life coming full circle since the death of last season’s nemesis Grady (Greg Bryk). First, his sister Olivia Bloom (Rachelle Lefevre) orders Mary to kill her husband Travis (Ian Lake), then when poor Mary is forced into the act through a powerfully convincing threat she runs into Ben (Jay Ryan), last season’s love interest and the man who almost threw her in jail. We last left off last week with the two coming face to face for the first time.Wednesday’s episode of the Global TV drama picks up with Ben and Mary taking Travis to a remote location: Ben’s secret makeshift cabin in the woods. The TV Junkies were invited to visit Mary Kills People while filming on location in Scarborough, Ont., where we got to see Mary and Ben’s Season 2 relationship firsthand. Login/Register With:last_img read more

Bahrain guest of honor of Assilah cultural Moussem

Manama – The ministry of culture has announced that Bahrain will attend, as a guest of honor, the International Cultural Moussem of Assilah, August 8-22, with an exceptional program. The Bahraini Minister of Culture Sheikha May Bint Mohamed Al Khalifa met, on Tuesday in Manama, with the founder of the Moroccan festival Mohamed Benaissa to coordinate the participation of Bahrain in this event.Bahrain has planned a varied program featuring mainly art exhibitions, painting workshops and short films screening highlighting the Bahraini production, in addition to a book fair and a cultural café. According to the Ministry, the Kingdom of Bahrain will be present in Morocco with its cultural and human heritage through various activities, notably a parade of traditional outfit and music concerts. read more

UN agency expands credit farming scheme in West Africa

12 April 2010The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said today that its credit-based farming project in Niger has been so successful that the agency plans to scale it up and expand into Burkina Faso, Mali and Senegal, which are also suffering food shortages. The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said today that its credit-based farming project in Niger has been so successful that the agency plans to scale it up and expand into Burkina Faso, Mali and Senegal, which are also suffering food shortages. “It shows that growing more food is not the only way of increasing poor farmers’ food security. Simple, storage-based credit systems can also play an important role in improving their livelihoods,” said FAO rural finance expert Ake Olofsson in a statement released today.The financing scheme is built around warrantage, or inventory credit system. Rather than selling their crops immediately after harvest – when everyone else is selling and prices are lowest – farmers can use it as collateral to obtain credit from a bank and sell at a later date when prices rise.FAO started a version of the project in Niger in 1999. In exchange for a bank loan, farmers’ groups left their millet, rice and peanuts in a locked warehouse with keys held by both the bank and the group. The credit gives the smallholders the means to buy essential inputs, such as seeds and fertilizer, for the next planting and also allows them to hold on to the produce longer.A study of the project in Niger carried out last December found that participating farmers had been able to increase their income by between 19 and 113 per cent in six months. Since they were able to buy better inputs, their yields went up by up to 120 per cent, according to FAO.“If done properly, warrantage allows farmers to grow more food and increase their income. Everyone stands to gain, including the banks who are happy because they make money too,” Mr. Olofsson said.He warned, however, that this was not a one-size-fits-all solution. Warrantage necessitates a well-functioning farmer’s association, an interested local bank or other financial institution, and a safe place where the crops can be stored and will not spoil.In addition, the crop price must have a proven track record of rising in the months after the harvest, and the crop must be recognised by the banking legislation of the country concerned.The West African region is facing a severe food crisis as a result of low rainfall last year. UNICEF announced last week that nearly 900,000 children in Burkina Faso, Mauritania, Mali, Niger, northern Nigeria and Chad are at risk of malnutrition. read more

Locusts threatening Mauritania Niger and Sudan UN agency warns

Desert locusts outbreaks were reported in areas of northwestern Mauritania, northern Niger and northeastern Sudan, FAO said in a statement issued from its headquarters in Rome.”The number of locusts is increasing rapidly. They are beginning to concentrate themselves into groups characteristic of an outbreak,” FAO’s Locust Group said. “We need to address the problem now, before the situation deteriorates.”Desert locusts are normally solitary, scattered insects but when climatic conditions are favourable, for example after good rains and a mild temperature, they can rapidly increase in number, FAO said. After several years of drought, rains have expanded in the affected areas, the agency noted.”This situation has the potential to develop rapidly and it could be a matter of weeks,” the Locust Group said. “We must immediately boost the number of surveys, the level of monitoring and prepare for expanded intervention.””If the situation worsens this migratory pest may move northwards across northern Mauritania into Morocco, from Sudan towards the Red Sea and from Mali and Niger into Southern Algeria,” the Locust Group said.The FAO said it was mobilizing pesticide units in several areas. read more

Syria first 10 days of May disappointing for humanitarian work – UN

The first 10 days of May have been “disappointing” for aid work in Syria as the breakdown of a truce made aid deliveries dangerous and difficult to plan, the United Nations-appointed humanitarian adviser said today,as aid agencies announced that Syrian authorities had turned away a convoy to the long-besieged town of Daraya.“The breakdown of the cessation of hostilities was a catastrophe for humanitarian work,” Jan Egeland, Special Advisor to the UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura, told reporters in Geneva, where the intra-Syrian talks, comprising political and humanitarian task forces, had been under way.Mr. Egeland said that March had been a good month that had seen “very few people displaced and very few relief workers attacked and bombed.” April, however, had been “terrible,” with colleagues killed in many places and medical workers hardest-hit. Of late, the situation has varied from place to place, changing constantly. “It is very, very difficult for us to plan anything for the coming days,” he said.Humanitarian convoys have permissions to reach only less than half of the 905,000 people they hoped to serve this month. There has not been a greenlight to go to all of the locations in Aleppo, where people are bleeding and are in great need.The good news is that today, the first humanitarian assessment mission on its way to Daraya, which is probably the place in Syria where the greatest unmet needs exist, he said.Similar assessment missions or assistance missions are planned in the coming days to all of the remaining besieged areas yet to be reached, including Duma, Erbin, Zamalka and Zabadin, “In the next 10-day period, all of these could be covered,” he said.However, later in the day, the UN announced that the joint aid convoy of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) and the UN was refused entry to Daraya, at the last Government checkpoint despite having obtained prior clearance by all parties that it could proceed.“Daraya has been the site of relentless fighting for more than three and a half years, and we know the situation there is desperate,” said Yacoub El Hillo, UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Syria. “Civilians trapped here are in need of humanitarian aid. We were hoping that today’s delivery of life saving assistance would have been a first step and lead to more aid being allowed in. The UN continues to call for all parties to lift sieges on civilians in Syria,” he underscored. The convoy was due to provide essential medical supplies to the town’s health facility, distribute nutrition items for children and lead a vaccination campaign for children under 12, as well as distribute hygiene materials. This would have been the first ever joint convoy aid delivery to the town, which has been under siege since November 2012.“Communities in Daraya are in need of everything, and it’s tragic that even the basics we were bringing today are being delayed unnecessarily. We must be able to provide aid impartially and safely,” said Marianne Gasser, Head of the ICRC in Syria.“There must be minimum conditions for independent humanitarian action in Syria. Today those conditions were not met. We urge the responsible parties to grant us this access immediately,” she added.Speaking ahead of his advisor, Mr. de Mistura explained that the cessation of hostilities will be among the main subjects of the next International Syria Support Group (ISSG) meeting to be held in Vienna. The ISSG, which along with Russia and the US, comprises the UN, the Arab League, the European Union and 16 countries, has been seeking a path forward to end the Syrian crisis for the past several months. read more

Live Manchester attack Detectives hunt terror network

first_imgLBC and Katie Hopkins have agreed that Katie will leave LBC effective immediately.— LBC (@LBC) May 26, 2017 Here’s more from our Crime Correspondent Martin Evans on what we know about the bomb used by Salman Abedi – and the fears of a second device:Abedi arrived back in Manchester from Libya on Thursday, travelling via Istanbul and Dusseldorf. The following day he visited the Arndale shopping centre in Manchester, where he was caught on CCTV buying a Karrimor rucksack.It is believed he then spent the weekend putting together the main components of the device, including the detonator.On Monday he then travelled the three miles from his home in Elsmore Road in the Fallowfield district to a rented apartment in Granby Row on the edge of Manchester’s Gay Village.The building was raided by special forces at lunchtime on Wednesdayand specialist forensics teams and bomb squad operatives were still at the building on Thursday.Sources believe Abedi may have used the £75 a night apartment to put all the components of the device together, before heading off late on Monday evening to make his way to the Manchester Arena where he killed 22 people.The use of two addresses to assemble the device was a tactic used by the 7/7 bombers who also spent months learning how to build a bomb at a training camp in Pakistan.Former Metropolitan Police officer, David Videcette, who helped investigate the tube bombings said it was likely Abedi had spent many months abroad practising how to assemble a device before returning to the UK.He said: “This is not something you can just put together by reading a book or watching a YouTube video. He will have spent time at a camp somewhere, possibly in Libya, being shown how to do it. “But once you have the skills and the materials, assembling the device itself can be done fairly quickly.”Click here for more. Amber Rudd failed to convince audience member that 20,000 fewer police has no bearing on terrorism #BBCQT #GE2017— Scott Nelson (@SocialistVoice) May 25, 2017 West Indian-born Byron Gibbs, 79, who has run Gibbs Hardware for the past 33 years, said that the shop next door had opened about 12 months ago.He said a number of men appeared to work there but had never come into his shop to buy anything.He said: “I never go there to talk to them, I don’t have my hair cut there. Everyone round here has noticed that the shop has not opened since Monday and they usually open every day, including Sundays.”Mr Gibbs said he had recognised the face of suicide bomber Abedi from the television. Possible detonator located in suspect’s left hand Manchester bomb  1:51PMGreat City Games and Great Manchester run to go ahead despite terror threat Salman Abedi Boris Johnson greets US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson outside Carlton Gardens in London on Friday morning 4:32PMMassive security review for Bank Holiday weekend A detective removes items from a barbers shop in Moss Side The 22 Manchester attack victims – including seven children Speaking on his first official visit to the UK, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the US took “full responsibility” for and “regrets” the leaking of information from the Manchester bombing.A row erupted between the US and British authorities after a host of sensitive information, including photographs from the scene of the attack, was leaked to American news outlets in the wake of Monday’s attack.Mr Tillerson said: “This special relationship that exists between our two countries will certainly withstand this particular unfortunate event.” 3:07PM#ForManchester posters at Manchester Central Park Mosque Hopkins hosted a weekly show every Sunday on the station. 5:16PMSix elements in investigation Assistant Commissioner Rowley outlined a number of strands of the investigation into the attack:Finances – Officers are mounting a large-scale financial investigation, with Mr Rowley saying: “We are interested in equipment people have bought bearing in mind a bomb was constructed.” Communications – Police are looking back at communications and working closely with technology firms. Exhibits – Investigators have seized large volumes of material during searches of a number of properties and expect to amass hundreds of electronic devices.CCTV – Police are trawling through footage on local cameras to establish movements and patterns of activity in the lead up to the attack. Witnesses – Officers are working to “triage” hundreds of statements from those caught up in the bombing. International inquiries – Detectives are probing links to Libya as well as liaising with counterparts across Europe and elsewhere. 10:27AMEight suspects held in Manchester bomb probe as young as 18 Friday Prayers at Manchester Central Park Mosque An Islamist jihadist then stabbed a police officer and his wife in a Paris suburb in front of their son. The killer explicitly claimed in a live broadcast of the murder that he was responding to Adnani’s call.Later that month, three Isil suicide bombers opened fire then blew themselves up at Istanbul’s main airport, killing 45 and wounding more than 250.The final global body count after the month-long rampage was 421 dead and 729 wounded.Hitting multiple targets in many different countries is designed to send the message that no person on earth is safe or can be protected from terrorism. Cameras aloft, tourists crowd around The Mall Friday Prayers at Manchester Central Park MosqueCredit:OLI SCARFF/AFP People stand next to flowers for the victims of Monday’s bombing at St Ann’s SquareCredit:Emilio Morenatti/AP More from Assistant Commissioner Rowley:”Having made enormous progress and made some significant arrests and had some significant finds, there still remain important lines of inquiry for us to pursue.”We’ve got to try to understand everything we can about the dead terrorist, his associates.”We need to understand the whole network and how they acquired and built the bomb that exploded on Monday night.”It’s going to take a little more time to close down those gaps in our understanding.”We are working as fast as we can do because everyone wants answers to this.””We’ve got a lot of the risk contained but we still have some uncertainty.”As we chase down those lines of inquiry we will keep this strong policing presence.”We need to grow our confidence that we have got every component of the network and we have got as full an understanding as possible about how the device was constructed and whether there’s any remaining risk.”Clearly we haven’t covered all the territory we want to but we have covered a large part of it.”Our confidence has been increasing over recent days but there’s still more to do to get to the degree of confidence we want.” 1:56PMExtra police at Scottish Cup Final in Glasgow Cameras aloft, tourists crowd around The MallCredit:John Stillwell/PA Andrew Neil’s done it again. After stirring speeches following the Westminster and Paris attacks, Andrew Neil’s monologue on This Week concerning the Manchester terror attack has been praised online.The BBC presenter called for a “national conversation”, saying that the “time for rhetoric is over” in his latest, stirring monologue. In the years leading up to Monday’s attack, it was said Abedi was known to security services, but his risk to the public remained “subject to review” and MI5 considered him a “former subject of interest”, a Whitehall source said.Police hunting the “network” behind his attack said they had made “significant” arrests and seized “very important” items in raids.Emergency services on the night and aftermath of the Manchester attack were criticised by the widower of one victim, who accused them of leaving families in the dark.Steve Howe, whose wife Alison, 45, died as she was waiting to collect their daughter from the concert, told Channel 4 News: “I gave them all the details, all the information from security in the arena, no-one has rang us… I was so frustrated.” 1:20PMTillerson: The special relationship will withstand Manchester leaks 9:06AMEnd of control orders to monitor terror suspects a ‘grave mistake’ There are road closures in place ahead of the @Great_Run on Sunday. Check our travel advice & plan ahead:— TfGM (@OfficialTfGM) May 26, 2017 He said: “I have seen him a few times just walking past in the street. I don’t know if he used this barbershop or he is involved with anyone there.”We’re all shocked around here about what happened on Monday and how close we are to all this. You don’t know who these people are.”Earlier, Greater Manchester Police said they were searching a property in Moss Side in connection with Monday’s attack and had also arrested a man in the area.A spokesman said: “The search is being carried out at a separate property to the address where a man was arrested earlier this morning.” The half marathon and 10km events will take place in Manchester city centre on Sunday 28 May. Mark Rowley, the UK’s most senior counter-terrorism officer, confirmed British chiefs had “received fresh assurances” from their overseas counterparts that they could be trusted with confidential material.Home Secretary Amber Rudd said she expected the “critical” assessment of the terror threat – suggesting a fresh attack may be imminent – to remain in place in the coming days.Ms Rudd told BBC1’s Question Time: “During this period of ‘critical’, which we hope will only last for a few days – it could be longer, it will depend on the operation – we’ve pulled out additional support from the Army so we can go about our normal life.” People stand next to flowers for the victims of Monday's bombing at St Ann's Square The “I Love MCR” signs have been popping up at sites across Manchester. Here they are seen adorning a pillar as worshippers attend Friday Prayers at Manchester Central Park Mosque. 2:52PMTwenty-three Manchester victims remain critically ill Ben Wallace, the Security MinisterCredit:JULIAN SIMMONDS for The Telegraph Boris Liam Gallagher has announced his first ever solo gig in Manchester – with all profits to be donated to the families of the terror attack victims.The former Oasis singer announced the string of solo shows on his Twitter account, with tickets available from 9am on Friday morning. Tourists watch the Changing the Guard ceremony outside Buckingham Palace on FridayCredit:John Stillwell/PA 5:14PM’A lot of the risk contained, but still some uncertainty’ Armed officers on board a Virgin train as British Transport Police with weapons begin patrolling the railway networkCredit: Yui Mok/PA Manchester Arena bomber Salman Abedi Amir Khan, the boxer, is among those who travelled to Manchester today to leave floral tributes to the victims under the watch of armed police officers.Manchester Cathedral, within the cordon since Monday evening, reopened on Thursday and is offering visitors the chance to sign a book of condolence and light a candle in memory of those who died. After yesterday’s transatlantic row over Manchester security leaks in America, US secretary of state Rex Tillerson is making his first official visit to the UK today for talks with Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson from 11am.The Foreign Office said the visit was “an expression of UK-US solidarity” following the terrorist attack in ManchesterThe pair will write messages of condolence for the victims and hold talks on a range of foreign policy issues.However, the visit will be seen as an attempt to repair the rift that opened up over the intelligence leaks. Boris Johnson (L) and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson attend a joint press conference Enhanced policing and security will also be in place for Saturday’s Scottish Cup Final at Hampden Park in Glasgow.Police Scotland are asking ticket holders for the match between Celtic and Aberdeen to arrive early to allow for checks, and to not take bags into the stadium.Superintendent Mark Hargreaves, match commander for the event, said: “Whilst I understand that some people may be inconvenienced by the increased security, public safety is our priority and I am sure everyone in Scotland will co-operate with us and support this.”There is no specific threat against Scotland, or the Scottish Cup Final; however, people should remain calm but vigilant and report anything suspicious to police.” Possible detonator of Manchester bomb in a picture released as part of US leaks Manchester is hosting the Great City Games and Great Manchester run this weekend, putting pressure on the local police force.Greater Manchester Police Chief Constable Ian Hopkins said: “There are no military personnel patrolling Manchester but we are therefore able to receive additional armed policing support because of this plan.”We are using this to help in our efforts enable the Manchester Games and Manchester 10k to go ahead.”We are working with event organisers and Manchester City Council to review and enhance our safety and security.”The athletics event will go ahead as planned on Friday afternoon and evening. Events start from 4.45pm and run until 7.20pm. St HelensGreater Manchester Police said officers have been carrying out searches at an address in the St Helens area of Merseyside this morning.A spokesman said: “These searches are connected to Monday’s attack on the Manchester Arena, but this is a fast moving investigation and we are keeping an open mind at this stage.”Moss SideOfficers are also searching an address at a property in Moss Side in connection with the attack on the Manchester Arena on Monday.The search is being carried out at a separate property to the address where a man was arrested earlier this morning.A police spokesman said: “As it stands ten people in total have been arrested in connection with the investigation, of which a man and a woman have since been released without charge. Eight men remain in custody for questioning.” Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley discloses that police have reviewed security at more than 1,300 events around the country ahead of the bank holiday weekend.But he issued a message of reassurance to the public.”Go out as you planned. Enjoy yourselves and be reassured by the greater policing presence you will see.”We can’t let the terrorists win by dissuading us from going about our normal business.” Tickets on sale fill your boots LG x— Liam Gallagher (@liamgallagher) May 26, 2017 Meanwhile, Merseyside Police said a search of a property – believed to be leased to a pizza takeaway – in St Helens is complete.A spokesman said: “This phase of the operation is still in its infancy. There is currently no specific threat to Merseyside.” Superintendent Louise Harrison said:”I understand that this kind of activity can cause concern for people living in nearby communities and would like to thank them for their understanding and patience.  “As a result of today’s operation, Merseyside Police is working very closely with community groups, community leaders, partner agencies and individuals to make sure concerns are addressed and that we provide the best possible service to local people.  “Over the coming days and weeks we will be continuing to work with our local communities to address any concerns they may have. We always need the public’s help to defeat terrorism by being extra vigilant and letting us know of any suspicious behaviour or activity.”“Terrorists want to create discord in our communities, but Merseyside has a long history of our communities living and working together. This is a time for us all to work closely together and unite against those who seek, through violence and extremism, to divide us.  “Public safety is the paramount concern for the police and will continue to be our top priority and we have a duty to act and protect the public. We cannot be complacent and cannot take chances in situations such as this and police and the security services must act on information received.”  7:46AMWhere the new searches are taking place Boris Johnson and Rex Tillerson attend a joint press conferenceCredit:ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP 9:00AMPictures: Police raid barbershop after smashing open shutters 9:14AMJeremy Corbyn condemned over ‘crass’ speech linking UK military action to terrorism At last! The pair shake hands outside Carlton Gardens 12-volt battery that was possible power source Manchester bomb 9:34AMLiam Gallagher announces first ever solo gig to raise funds for Manchester attack appeal 5:37PMRise in local hate crime since attack A relative of the 22-year-old said he had felt increasing frustration at his treatment in the UK, heightened after a friend was fatally knifed in what he perceived to be a religious hate crime.She added that the British-born bomber began referring to others in the country as “infidels” who were “unjust to Arabs”.Libyan authorities, who are questioning Abedi’s parents and siblings, claimed he made a final phone call to his mother on the eve of the attack, in which he said: “Forgive me.”Music fans were targeted at an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena in the worst terrorist attack on British soil since the July 7 bombing in London in 2005.As Abedi’s route to mass murder continued to be probed:Downing Street announced the Government’s emergency Cobra committee will meet in Whitehall on Friday morning to discuss the latest developments, chaired by the Home Secretary.Officers also carried out searches at properties in Manchester, Wigan and Nuneaton. A bomb disposal unit returned to the Wigan address on Thursday night so experts could examine “potentially suspicious items”.British investigative efforts remained focused on smashing the potential terror ring which may have assisted Abedi, despite the belief of Libyan authorities that he acted alone.Twenty-three people remained in critical care across eight hospitals. They included five children at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital.British Transport Police announced that specialist firearms officers are to patrol on trains nationwide for the first time.NHS England warned health organisations to “ensure care is in place should it be needed” as Britain remained on high alert in the run-up to the bank holiday weekend.A man and a woman arrested as part of the probe were released without charge.At the Nato summit in Brussels, Theresa May confronted Donald Trump with her concerns about security lapses which allowed crucial evidence to be handed to US journalists by his officials.He vowed to investigate, calling the leaks “deeply troubling” and warning the sources of the security lapse could be prosecuted. 11:52AM Jeremy Corbyn: It’s not unpatriotic to question British foreign wars after Manchester attack Scene of the Pulse nightclub attack in OrlandoCredit:Phelan M. Ebenhack/AP 2:25PMChanging of the Guard attracts crowds again after it is halted due to Manchester bombing A police officer stands outside a barber's shop in Moss Side which was raided by officers in Manchester 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. 12:46PMIsil calls for more attacks on West at start of Ramadan A police officer outside a barber’s shop in Moss Side that was raided by officers in ManchesterCredit:DARREN STAPLES/Reuters A spike in hate crime has hit Manchester in the wake of Monday’s suicide bombing, Greater Manchester Police say.A total of 56 hate crimes were recorded by the force on Wednesday, a significant rise on the 28 reported on Monday.Chief constable  Ian Hopkins said: “Whilst we can’t directly link this to the events of Monday night, we are continuing to monitor the situation and support our communities.””Manchester has come together this week, the public has seen that, they have seen that compassion.”But it is important that we continue to stand together here, in Greater Manchester.”Particularly standing together against some of the hateful views that we have seen from a very small minority of the community that have no place here in Greater Manchester.”He added: “I have sent a personal message out to all the faith leaders and places of worship today and have thanked them for the support they have shown and stressed that hate crime will not be tolerated.” It comes amid fears the attacker might have built a second device that is now in the hands of fellow jihadists.Security sources now believe he assembled the bomb himself after learning his trade in Libya. But the amount of material in his home has led to fears that he could have built more than one device and and distributed them to other British-based extremists.A security source told the Telegraph: “The worry is there was enough to build two or three bombs and we can’t rule that out.” Boris Johnson is left scratching his head as he waits for Rex TillersonCredit:ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP Tourists watch the start of the Changing the Guard ceremony 8:00AMRex Tillerson visiting UK in bid to repair intelligence rift It is now believed that Salman Abedi built the bomb himselfCredit:AP  The Foreign Secretary was pictured killing time for the US Secretary of StateCredit:ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP Boris Johnson greets US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson outside Carlton Gardens in London on Friday morningCredit:ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP Greater Manchester Police have provided the first full breakdown of the arrests made in the huge investigation to establish whether there was a “network” behind Salman Abedi’s suicide attack.Counter-terror detectives have revealed eight suspects aged between 18 and 38 are in custody in connection with the Manchester bombing.In total 10 individuals were detained between Tuesday and Friday. All were held “on suspicion of offences contrary to the Terrorism Act”.A 16-year-old boy arrested in Withington on Thursday and a 34-year-old woman arrested In Blackley on Wednesday have been released without charge. Armed British Transport Police Specialist Operations officers on board a Virgin train to Birmingham New Street at Euston  Ben Wallace, the Security Minister Jeremy Corbyn has denied he is being unpatriotic by claiming that the deployment of British troops overseas is linked to the suicide bombing of a pop concert in Manchester, reports Christopher Hope and Laura Hughes. Najma Khalid came to lay flowers with members of the Women’s Chai Project.She said: “We just want to stand together and tell Manchester we love them and we are praying for the victims. This is not going to divide us. Life carries on and we’re standing united.”  Chief Superintendent Jon Williams, from the Metropolitan Police, said:”We are working closely with both the Football Association (FA) and Wembley to ensure this weekend’s iconic football matches pass off without incident. “Together we have a long history of delivering safe and secure major sporting events. The focus is the safety and security of fans. “Anyone coming to the FA Cup Final or the other play off matches over the weekend will see an increase in police numbers in and around the stadium.“This will include extra armed officers on foot patrol around the environs of the Stadium, and the deployment of police armoured vehicles to support road closures.“At Twickenham rugby fans will see more armed officers on foot around the stadium.“If you have a ticket for any of the matches please help us out. Arrive earlier as there will be additional security and entry searches which may take a bit longer than fans are used to.“Our operations will include a range of highly visible but also covert and discrete tactics and this will run far beyond the final whistle and away from specific stadia. This will also apply right throughout the transport network.” Meanwhile, with the General Election campaign due to resume on Friday, Jeremy Corbyn has signalled his intention to bring the issue of terrorism into the political arena.The Labour leader is expected to make a veiled attack on the Conservatives for underfunding the police service at a time of heightened threat, while linking Britain’s overseas military campaigns with terrorism at home.On Thursday, UK police resumed “working closely” with US authorities on the probe after a tense showdown between the allies over leaked intelligence.With Britain on critical alert, a huge operation is under way to dismantle a suspected “network” linked to suicide Abedi, who killed 22 people – seven of them under 18. The owner of a shop next door to a barbershop raided by armed police overnight in Moss Side said the premises involved has not opened since Monday’s suicide bombing at the Manchester Arena.It is understood that an armed response unit arrived at the Fade Away shop in Princess Road in the early hours of Friday and that the shutter to the barbershop was cut open at about 5.15am to gain access to the front door.A cordon was then placed around the building at 6am and stretched to an adjoining chemist, cafe and upstairs flats. The cordon was lifted at 10.40am.A marked police van is parked outside the store next to a bus stop with a number of uniformed officers guarding the cordon. Jeremy Corbyn delivers his speech on Friday morningCredit:Jonathan Brady/PA 9:58AM’The time for rhetoric is over’: BBC’s Andrew Neil demands action Islamic State has called on its followers to rise up in an “all-out war” on “infidels” in the West. Saturday marks the start of a 30-day period of fasting and reflection in the Islamic world, which has in recent years seen a large increase in terror attacks.As detectives revealed the youngest man in custody over the Manchester attack is 18, early-hours searches were on Friday launched at a Manchester barbershop and a takeaway on Merseyside.Officers who earlier raided terrorist Salman Abedi’s home discovered a working bomb factory with a huge stash of explosive chemicals and other components. 11:37AMRex Tillerson meets Boris Johnson… after keeping him waiting Good morning and welcome to our live coverage of the fallout for the Manchester Arena bombing.We’ve been hearing overnight that counter-terror police have carried out new raids in connection with the attack, searching addresses in Manchester and Merseyside.One man was arrested in the Moss Side area of Manchester in the early hours of Friday morning and detectives searched a property in St Helens.Eight men are in custody in connection with Monday’s atrocity, with police and security agencies working at pace amid fears of further attacks. 12:30PMTerror threat level to remain at critical amid ‘live’ police operation 10:45AMMore details of those arrested released by police Latest update— G M Police (@gmpolice) May 26, 2017 Here’s Boris Johnson meeting US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson a few moments ago.The pair are holding talks after a tense showdown between the US and British authorities over leaked Manchester intelligence.After Theresa May warned the transatlantic row risked hampering the “special relationship” between the UK and America, it was announced Mr Tillerson would make his first official trip to Britain. Meanwhile, with the General Election campaign resuming, Jeremy Corbyn’s suggestion that Britain’s involvement in military action abroad is linked to the Manchester attack has been condemned as “twisted reasoning” by the Security Minister. 10:18AMKatie Hopkins to leave LBC after calling for ‘final solution’ over Manchester attack Speaking after chairing a meeting of the Government’s emergency Cobra committee, Home Secretary Amber Rudd disclosed that the Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre has assessed that the terror threat level should remain at critical while the “live” police operation continues.The rating was raised to critical, the highest level, for the first time in a decade in the wake of the Manchester outrage. It indicates that an attack may be imminent. 11:08AMMore armed police at Wembley and Twickenham this weekend Flowers for the victims of Monday’s bombing at St Ann’s Square in central ManchesterCredit:Emilio Morenatti/Ap We stand with the UK. We know this kind of attacks. We will do everything we can to increase cooperation against terrorism. @theresa_may— Emmanuel Macron (@EmmanuelMacron) May 26, 2017 Katie Hopkins, the controversial broadcaster, and LBC “have agreed” that she will leave the radio station “immediately”.They have parted company in the same week that she called for a “final solution” following the Manchester attack. 9:36AM’We stand with the UK’: Emmanuel Macron offers support to Theresa May France will  to “do everything we can” to help Britain fight terror, President Emmanuel Macron has told Theresa May as he met her at the G7 summit this morning. A former independent terror watchdog has said it was a “grave mistake” to abolish control orders to monitor terrorism suspects.Lord Carlile said the sweeping powers “may have saved dozens of lives” between 2005 and 2011.The independent peer and top QC also urged Theresa May to use their replacements “to their full effect now”, with just a handful of people currently subject to terrorism prevention and investigation measures (TPIMs).Control orders restricted the freedom of terrorism suspects and could be used to force people to move or restrict their use of phones and computers.But they were abolished by the coalition government in 2012 amid concerns over their impact on civil liberties. Lord Carlile told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme:”In my view control orders worked very well in the period between 2005 and 2011. Although they were criticised for breaching civil liberties, in fact they were upheld by the courts, every control order was subject to automatic review by senior judges.”Fifty-three people were placed on control orders, 23 of them with relocation requirements and restrictions on their use of the internet and so on.”I believe that may have saved dozens of lives and my view is that it was a grave mistake by the coalition government to remove control orders and to produce something more dilute. I do wish at least that TPIMs would be used to their full effect now.”TPIMs place restrictions on those suspected of being involved in terrorism, but where there is not enough evidence to charge or deport them.Just seven people are subject to TPIMs at the moment, Lord Carlile said, adding that they were “better than nothing”.Lord Carlile was previously a Liberal Democrat peer but quit the party given its stance on security issues. At a bilateral meeting with new French President, Mrs May thanked him for the solidarity shown by the French following the Manchester attack.”Of course France itself knows what it is like to suffer from terrorist attacks. And these incidents show us why it is so important for us to work together in defeating terrorism,” she said. Meanwhile, it is has emerged that police fear the Manchester bomber might have built a second device that is now in the hands of fellow jihadists.Officers who raided the home of Salman Abedi discovered a working bomb factory with a huge stash of explosive chemicals and other components.Security sources now believe that Abedi assembled the bomb himself after learning his trade in Libya.But the amount of material in his home has led to fears that he could have built more than one device and and distributed them to other British-based extremists. Jeremy Corbyn delivers a speech Hundreds of tourists have watched the Changing of the Guard ceremonies at Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle.The popular events were cancelled on Wednesday in the wake of the Manchester attack to allow police officers, who would have been controlling road closures, to be re-deployed.But a Ministry of Defence spokeswoman said the colourful spectacles, that attract large crowds to the Queen’s official London home and her Berkshire castle, would go ahead as scheduled.In bright summer sunshine, visitors to the capital watched as F Company the Scots Guards marched to replace the Buckingham Palace old guard of the Queen’s Colour Squadron, RAF. 2:41PMAmir Khan leaves floral tributes to Manchester victims  Remnants of a backpack used to carry the Manchester bomb  Danielle Anderson, 36, who came to lay flowers with sister Simone Anderson, 32, said the city seemed busier on Friday than it was earlier in the week.She said: “We came to town yesterday and it was the weirdest atmosphere, nobody was talking, everybody looked sad and everybody was quiet. It didn’t feel right.”Today it does feel different, it’s a lot busier. Yesterday, you could hear a pin drop.” NHS England have given an update on the condition of those injured in the Manchester attack.A total of 66 people are now being treated across eight hospitals, including 23 patients in critical care, after Monday’s attack. A detective removes items from a barbers shop in Moss SideCredit:Christopher Furlong/Getty in the Withington area overnight Morning – on way to Manchester to pay my respects to the Victims of Manchester 🙏❤️— Amir Khan (@amirkingkhan) May 26, 2017 Police raided a house in the Withington area Credit:David Rose for The Telegraph flowers for the victims of Monday's bombing at St Ann's Square in central Manchester A police cordon is in place around the Fade Away barbershop in Princess Road, Moss Side, after a police raid early today.The shutters were down on the shop but part of it appeared to have been smashed open to gain access to the front door. A cordon was then placed around the building at 6am, which stretches to an adjoining chemist, cafe and upstairs flats.A marked police van is parked outside the store next to a bus stop with a number of officers guarding the cordon. At last! The pair shake hands outside Carlton GardensCredit:ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP 8:13AMWhat do we know about the bomb used in the Manchester attack Police officers tie up cordon tape outside a barber's shop Police today revealed that the eight men in custody “on suspicion of offences contrary to the Terrorism Act” in connection with Monday’s atrocity, which killed 22 people – including seven children – are aged between 18 and 38. 7:17AMRecap: Everything you need to know on Friday morning ‘Large part of network’ linked to bombing held, police sayFresh raids on Manchester barbershop and takeawayPolice reveal eight men as young as 18 held in custodyIsil calls on followers to rise up in ‘war’ on infidels in WestOfficers fear bomber could have distributed other devicesCorbyn speech linking UK wars to attack declared ‘crass’Rex Tillerson visits UK for talks after security leaks angerSalman Abedi: Who is uni dropout who turned to terror?The victims: Seven children among 22 people killedEverything we know about attack at Ariana Grande gig British police have resumed “working closely” with US authorities on the probe after a tense showdown between the allies over leaked intelligence.After Theresa May warned the transatlantic row risked hampering the “special relationship” between the UK and America, US Secretary of State is making his first official trip to Britain today.With Britain on critical alert, stay with us for the latest updates today amid the huge operation to dismantle a suspected “network” linked to Abedi. The money raised from the Manchester show, at the O2 Ritz on May 30, will be donated to the Manchester Evening News’ British Red Cross appeal, which was set up to help relatives of those affected by the tragedy.Speaking to the paper about his decision, he said: “I just knew I had to. I’m not in it for the money. The gig was going to happen anyway and we all have to do what we can. I want to try and help pick people up. People like me, doing what we do, it’s our duty to give people a good time.”Click here for more details. Speaking to BBC Radio 4’s Today programme: “I’m sitting here in Manchester, a place where 21 years ago the IRA detonated a bomb that injured 212 people.“That was the last terrorist act in Manchester. They are all terrorists. We have to be unequivocal that no amount of excuses, no amount of twisted reasoning about a foreign policy here or a foreign policy there can be an excuse.“The reality is these people hate our values. You only have to look at their propaganda to realise.” A police officer is reflected in the window of a barber's shop in Moss Side as plain clothes officers search inside in Manchester 12-volt battery that was a possible power source of the Manchester bomb Jeremy Corbyn’s suggestion that Britain’s involvement in military action abroad is linked to terror attacks like the Manchester suicide bomb has been condemned as “twisted reasoning” by the Government’s Security Minister.Mr Corbyn will deliver a speech in London this morning in which he will point to “the connections between wars the Government has supported or fought in other countries and terrorism here at home”.But Ben Wallace said the timing of Mr Corbyn’s speech is “appalling” and “crass” as he rejected the idea that there is a link between UK foreign policy and terror. The 22 Manchester victims In St Ann’s Square, boxer Khan said: “I just wanted to come here and show my respects.”Obviously it’s a very sad time for Manchester. I have to say, the people of Manchester are very brave and we all have to stick together and get through things like this.”I believe in the people of Manchester, they’re very strong and we just have to all stick together.”I’ve come here to show my respects and I can’t believe the amount of people I have met here who are here for the same reason as me, showing their respects and laying flowers down.” Salman Abedi, pictured left putting his bins out and right in CCTV footage shortly before the attack, is now thought to have assembled the bomb himself after learning his trade in Libya Police officers tie up cordon tape outside the barber’s shopCredit:DARREN STAPLES/Reuters Salman Abedi The developments followed a fraught day in which Greater Manchester Police severed intelligence-sharing ties with the US due to evidence being repeatedly passed to journalists without permission.”While we do not usually comment on information-sharing arrangements with international law enforcement organisations, we want to emphasise that, having received fresh assurances, we are now working closely with our key partners around the world including all those in the Five Eyes intelligence alliance,” Mr Rowley said.Abedi, who was known to security services for his radical views, was said to have been in close contact with family members moments before slaughtering concert-goers on Monday.  Tourists watch the Changing the Guard ceremony outside Buckingham Palace in London With two big sporting events tomorrow, sports fans can expect to see more armed police on patrol.The Metropolitan Police said extra officers will be on duty for the FA Cup final at Wembley on Saturday and the Premiership Rugby Final at Twickenham. Fresh raids were carried earlier today as security services brace for more attacks during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan beginning tomorrow. European security services are bracing for more attacks during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan beginning tomorrow, after Islamic State called on its followers to rise up in an “all-out war” on “infidels” in the West, reports Middle East Correspondent Josie Ensor in Beirut.Saturday marks the start of a 30-day period of fasting and reflection in the Islamic world, which has in recent years seen a large uptick in Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) terror attacks.“Muslim brothers in Europe who can’t reach the Islamic State lands, attack them in their homes, their markets, their roads and their forums,” the jihadist group said in a message entitled Where are the lions of war? and published on YouTube.Defending themselves after the suicide attack on Manchester Arena, which left 22 mostly children and teenagers dead, the group said: “Do not despise the work. Your targeting of the so-called innocents and civilians is beloved by us and the most effective, so go forth and may you get a great reward or martyrdom in Ramadan.”Last year, Abu Mohammed al-Adnani, the late Isil spokesman, issued a call to arms to followers to carry out lone wolf attacks during the holy month. It was the bloodiest Ramadan month on record.Isil took credit for a lone jihadist gunman, an Afghan American who perpetrated America’s deadliest mass shooting in history and worst terrorism on US soil since 9/11 during early morning hours of June 12 at an Orlando gay nightclub, killing 49 and wounding 53. Remnants of backpack Manchester bomb  Pulse Orlando nightclub in Orlando  But, as these pictures show, he kept Mr Johnson waiting… The Foreign Secretary was pictured killing time for the US Secretary of State 11:05AMBarbershop raided by police ‘has not opened since Arena bombing’ Detectives have made “immense” progress in the investigation into the Manchester bombing and are confident they have arrested some “key players”, Britain’s top counter-terror officer has said.Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley said police have made “significant” arrests and “finds” and have got hold of a “large part of the network” being sought over the atrocity.Mr Rowley said: “They are very significant, these arrests.”We are very happy we’ve got our hands around some of the key players that we are concerned about but there’s still a little bit more to do.” Manchester Arena bomber Salman Abedi The spokeswoman said a rehearsal for Trooping the Colour – also known as the Queen’s Birthday Parade – which was due to be held today had been moved to next Wednesday.She said: “This decision has been taken by General Officer Commanding London District as preparations were ahead of schedule.”We take these rehearsals for Queen’s Birthday Parade very seriously to ensure we are able to equal and even exceed the standards of excellence expected for this important and high-profile annual event.”In January, it was confirmed Changing the Guard was switching to fixed days in the autumn and winter after security was stepped up in the wake of the Berlin terror attack. Tourists gather for the Changing the Guard ceremonyCredit:John Stillwell/PA A police officer is reflected in the window of a barber’s shop in Moss Side as plain clothes officers search insideCredit:DARREN STAPLES/Reuters The Labour leader said in a speech this morning:“We cannot carry on as though nothing happened in Manchester this week. “So, let the quality of our debate, over the next fortnight, be worthy of the country we are proud to defend. “Let’s have our arguments without impugning anyone’s patriotism and without diluting the unity with which we stand against terror.” Mr Corbyn also said that as Prime Minister he would only deploy British troops in the world’s trouble sports when he knows that the outcome will “deliver lasting peace”.Click here for more details.last_img read more

Vive Targi Kielce won Polish Cup

Third time in a row and 8th in the club history, Vive Targi Kielce won Polish Cup. At the “Final Four”, Polish champion has no problem with their opponent. In the final match, team led by Bogdan Wenta beat easily Wisla Plock 35:22 (19:9).Orlen Wisła Płock – Vive Targi Kielce 22:35 (9:19)Orlen Wisła: Seier, Wichary – Chrapkowski 6, Kavaš 6, Kuzelev 3/2, Dobelšek 3, Miszka 2/1, Bäckström 1, Samdahl 1, Wiśniewski, Kwiatkowski, Twardo, Kuptel, Paczkowski, Vive Targi Kielce: Cleverly, Kotliński – Rosiński 5, Dzomba 5/4, Stojković 5, Jurasik 4, Kuchczyński 4, Knudsen 4, Jachlewski 2, Zaremba 2, Gliński 2, Żółtak 1, Zorman 1, Grabarczyk.Photo: N/z Fot Patryk Ptak/REPORTER ← Previous Story Rok Šimič stays in Gorenje Next Story → MKB Veszprem punish Pick Szeged Polish handball cupVive Targi Kielce read more

Journalists and fans together for MIZUNO WORLD BEST COACH 2015

Antonio Carlos Ortega (Ex MVM Veszprem) (21%, 303 Votes) 10 Valero Rivera (Qatar) (6%, 80 Votes) 1Total Voters: 1,453JURY MEMBERS:Bjorn Pazen (Handball Woche, Germany)Riči Gjamovski (Sport MK, Macedonia)Lojze Grčman (SIOL, Slovenia)Stig Nygard (TV 2, Norway)Jozsef Simon (Nemzeti Sport, Hungary)Wojciech Osinski (, Poland)Patrick Andersson (, Denmark)Dražen Pinević (Sportske Novosti, Croatia)Jasmin Tajić (Oslobodjenje, Bosnia and Herzegovina)Jorge Dargel (MARCA, Spain)Nicholas Chardon – HANDNEWS TEAM (, France)Luca Zadra (Pallamano Italia, Italy)Yuki Hattori (Japanese Handball Magazine, Japan)Sergey Novikov (, Belarus)Johan Flinck (Aftonbladet, Sweden)Rui Guimaraes (O Jogo, Portugal)Gaston Rudich (, Argentina)Marian Ursescu (GAZETA SPORTURILOR, Romania)Torsteinn Haukur Hardason (, Iceland)Konstantinos Chatzidimitriou (Greece)Juhani Kantee (, Finland)Tarif Girgin (, Turkey)Sergey Prigolovkin (, Russia)Thierry Gozzer (Globoesporte, Brazil)Hossam Zayed (Egypt)Johannes Hahn (ORF, Austria)Nikola Nikolić (VIJESTI, Montenegro)Ron Barabasch (Israel)Života Bogdanović (, Serbia) Xavi Pascual (FC Barcelona Lassa) (8%, 116 Votes) 4 Talant Dujshebaev (Vive Tauron Kielce) (55%, 804 Votes) 15 Here is the explanation of the Voting process for the MIZUNO World Handball Coach 2015. made the Jury consisted of the handball specialists from 29 countries (four continents) while the last member were the visitors of our website (over 1.500 votes). Journalists voted for their favorites by giving them 3, 2 and 1 vote/point, while the fans’ opinion was calculated different with 15, 10, 7, 4 and 1 vote/point per position. Valero Rivera (Qatar) (6%, 80 Votes) 1Total Voters: 1,453JURY MEMBERS:Bjorn Pazen (Handball Woche, Germany)Riči Gjamovski (Sport MK, Macedonia)Lojze Grčman (SIOL, Slovenia)Stig Nygard (TV 2, Norway)Jozsef Simon (Nemzeti Sport, Hungary)Wojciech Osinski (, Poland)Patrick Andersson (, Denmark)Dražen Pinević (Sportske Novosti, Croatia)Jasmin Tajić (Oslobodjenje, Bosnia and Herzegovina)Jorge Dargel (MARCA, Spain)Nicholas Chardon – HANDNEWS TEAM (, France)Luca Zadra (Pallamano Italia, Italy)Yuki Hattori (Japanese Handball Magazine, Japan)Sergey Novikov (, Belarus)Johan Flinck (Aftonbladet, Sweden)Rui Guimaraes (O Jogo, Portugal)Gaston Rudich (, Argentina)Marian Ursescu (GAZETA SPORTURILOR, Romania)Torsteinn Haukur Hardason (, Iceland)Konstantinos Chatzidimitriou (Greece)Juhani Kantee (, Finland)Tarif Girgin (, Turkey)Sergey Prigolovkin (, Russia)Thierry Gozzer (Globoesporte, Brazil)Hossam Zayed (Egypt)Johannes Hahn (ORF, Austria)Nikola Nikolić (VIJESTI, Montenegro)Ron Barabasch (Israel)Života Bogdanović (, Serbia) Talant Dujshebaev (Vive Tauron Kielce) (55%, 804 Votes) 15 Claude OnestaHandball Planet world handball coach 2015Mizuno world handball coach 2015 ← Previous Story Golden Era of Claude Onesta Next Story → Sigurdsson announces German squad for Men’s EHF EURO 2016!,The most votes from the fans got Vive Tauron Kielce coach Talant Dujshebaev.MIZUNO WORLD HANDBALL COACH 2015? Claude Onesta (France) (10%, 150 Votes) 7 Antonio Carlos Ortega (Ex MVM Veszprem) (21%, 303 Votes) 10 Claude Onesta (France) (10%, 150 Votes) 7 The most votes from the fans got Vive Tauron Kielce coach Talant Dujshebaev.MIZUNO WORLD HANDBALL COACH 2015? Xavi Pascual (FC Barcelona Lassa) (8%, 116 Votes) 4 read more

DKB Bundesliga 201819 SC Magdeburg win war in Kassel – Berlin defeated

← Previous Story EUROTOURNOI 2018: Mini-Cologne + Veszprem and Meshkov Next Story → Ferran Sole (Fenix Toulouse): Secret of Spanish success is team-spirit DKB Bundesliga 2018/2019Fuchse BerlinGoppingenhandballKassel handballSC Magdeburg DKB Bundesliga began on Thursday, August 23, with three matches in which two visitor’s team won the points.SC Magdeburg beat  MT Melsungen 28:23 in Kassel in the first derby of TOP 6 teams in Germany this season, while Fuchse Berlin lost both points in Goppingen.MT Melsungen: Simic (8 saves), Sjöstrand (3 P. / 6 G.); Maric 3, Kühn 1, Lemke, Reichmann 7/4, Ignatow, Kunkel 3, Mikkelsen 1, Danner 1, P. Müller, Schneider, Allendorf, Birkefeldt 2, M. Müller 3, Pavlovic 2. SC Magdeburg: Green (14 saves), Döhler (.); Musa, Chrapkowski, Musche 8/5, Kluge, Pettersson, de la Pena, Plaza, Molina, Christiansen, Lagergren 5, O’Sullivan 4, Bezjak 4, Weber 7/1, Damgaard. Göppingen – Fuchse Berlin 21-18 (11-9)Göppingen: Ivan Sliskovic 6, Marcel Schiller 4, Tim Kneule 2, Kresimir Kozina 2, Joscha Ritterbach 1, Sebastian Heymann 1, Jacob Bagersted 1, Josip Peric 1, Marco Rentschler 1, Jens Schongarth 1, Nemanja Zelenovic 1Fuchse Berlin: Mijajlo Marsenic 4, Mattias Zachrisson 3, Paul Drux 3, Bjarki Elisson 2, Jacob Holm 2, Frederik Simak 2, Christoph Reissky 2Leipzig – Stuttgart 26-27 (11-12)Leipzig: Franz Semper 7, Patrick Wiesmach 6, Philipp Weber 5, Alen Milosevic 3, Raul Santos 2, Steve Baumgarti 1, Lukas Binder 1, Niclas Pieczkowski 1Stuttgart: Bobby Schagen 4, Robert Markotic 4, David Schmidt 4, Dominik Weiss 3, Simon Baumgarten 3, Sascha Pfattheicher 3, Michael Schweikardt 2, Lukas von Deschwnden 2, Tobias Schimmelbauer 1, Manuel Spath 1PHOTO: FA Goppingen FB read more

Bray Boxing Club shut down by Wicklow County Council following fatal shooting

first_img 67,551 Views Wednesday 13 Jun 2018, 3:57 PM By Gavan Casey Jun 13th 2018, 3:57 PM Share96 Tweet Email Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article BRAY BOXING CLUB has been shut down indefinitely following last week’s shooting which saw one man killed and two others injured.As first reported by, Wicklow County Council has taken back the keys to the premises.A statement released by the Council to confirmed that it had retaken control of the boxing gym and is consulting with its members with a view to ensuring the gym is fit for public use.“Following the tragic incident earlier this week Wicklow County Council has now secured the building,” the statement read. Short URLcenter_img 34 Comments Image: Bray Boxing Club shut down by Wicklow County Council following fatal shooting Wicklow County Council have taken back the keys to the harbour boxing club after last week’s fatal incident. As owner of the premises, the Council has a responsibility to ensure that the building is restored to a condition fit for community use. Arrangements are being made to carry out an examination of the facility with a view to undertaking any necessary repairs.“Wicklow County Council is liaising with representatives of the Bray Boxing Club in relation to this matter.” Trainer Pete Taylor was injured in the shooting at Bray BCSinn Féin’s John Brady told that, as he understands it, the council issued a legal letter to Pete Taylor last week. Taylor had been the head trainer at the club.The letter stated that the club should be vacated and the keys handed back. It is understood the locks of the gym were also changed in the last week.Brady said many members of the gym want to see the club continue.“A lot of people use the gym, adults and young children,” he said. “What we don’t want to see here is anyone locked out of a sport and a club that they have supported for many years.”He added that there were many people in the gym – those who have attended it for many years – who are qualified in the sport and would be willing to take on the lease and ensure the continuation of the club.Brady also said that there needs to be conversations about keeping the amenity open for the community, stating that these might very well be “difficult conversations”, but the best thing for both the club and its members needs to happen now. Bobby Messett was murdered in the attack at Bray Boxing Club, while boxing trainer Pete Taylor was one of two injured Source: RollingNews.ieThe Sinn Fein TD suggested that the lease be renegotiated in light of recent events. “A proper, strong lease must now be put in place,” he said, before adding that there are people locally who would be willing to take it on.He said the process underway now must be brought to an end quickly, stating that there should be “no protracted legal process”.Obviously there is still a level of trauma felt by everyone in the area. But I certainly think Bobby Messett would want it opened up, and members would like to see the club as a lasting legacy to Bobby.The harbour club was the training base for London Olympic champion Katie Taylor until 2015, but the current WBA and IBF World lightweight champion last week reiterated that she has had “no contact or association whatsoever with Bray Boxing Club” in the intervening years.Both during and since Taylor’s departure from the gym within which she honed her skills ahead of her Olympic gold, Bray Boxing Club has played host to a number of amateur prospects as well as professional fighters.With reporting from Christina Finn and Paul Hosford‘He touched many lives’: Funeral hears of ‘huge void’ left by man killed in Bray shooting Image: RollingNews.ielast_img read more

Amazon Expedia and LOreal USA commit to US governments equal pay pledge

Amazon Expedia and LOreal USA commit to US governments equal pay pledge

first_imgAlmost 30 organisations, including Amazon, Expedia (pictured), and L’Oreal USA, have agreed to the US government’s Equal Pay Pledge in a bid to reduce the gender pay gap across the country.In total, 28 private sector organisations have committed to the Equal Pay Pledge, which was announced by the White House at the United State of Women Summit. Organisations such as Airbnb, Pinterest, and Spotify are among those who have signed the pledge.Other organisations who have committed to the pledge include Accenture, American Airlines, BCG, Buffer,, CEB, Cisco, Gap Inc, Glassdoor, GoDaddy,, Johnson and Johnson, PepsiCo, Popcorn Heaven, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Rebecca Minkoff, Salesforce, Staples and Stella McCartney.Frédéric Rozé, chief executive officer at L’Oréal Americas, said: “L’Oréal USA is a steadfast supporter of gender balance in the workplace and we are proud to stand with other [organisations], at the United State of Women [Summit], who have chosen to make pay equity a priority.“L’Oréal believes that a diversified and fulfilled workforce will only strengthen our creativity, allowing us to understand our consumers better and enable us to develop the most innovative products for them.”last_img read more

Police search for cars believed to be used in Miami paintball attacks

Police search for cars believed to be used in Miami paintball attacks

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – Police are searching for two cars which they believe may be connected to recent paintball attacks in Miami.Officers are currently searching for a newer model gray or silver four-door Mercedes-Benz with dark tinted windows.Investigators are also searching for a white Nissan. The make and model is not yet known.Detectives believe two cars like these were used in the drive-by paintball attacks.A total of six attacks have been reported in the last week. However, it is not clear if they’re all connected.If you have any information on these vehicles, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Report Android Marketplace Closes On Apple in Volume But Not Usage

first_imgApple’s App Store remains the largest but the Google Android Marketplace should match it in size by the end of July, while Blackberry App World will double in size within a six-month period according to new research from Distimo. Android far exceeds Apple in free applications (58 percent of the 50 most popular publishers have already developed applications for non-Apple platforms) but has barely one-third the total number of paid apps that are available in the Apple App Store. Daily downloads in the top 100 overall paid and free applications for iPad exceed 500,000, while daily revenue in the top 100 paid is approximately $400,000, excluding in-app purchases. In March, Google introduced in-app billing for Android but developers for Google are still finding more of a challenge with a one-off monetization model than those in the Apple App store, according to Distemo. “We found that only two paid applications have ben downloaded more than half a million times in the Google Android Market worldwide to date, while six paid applications in the Apple App Store for iPhone generate the same number of downloads within a two-month timeframe in the United States alone,” according to the report. Apple gains even more ground when it comes to actual usage. Only 96 Android apps have been downloaded more than 5 million times, with Google Maps (which is often automatically downloaded with updates) being the most popular at 50 million downloads. According to the study, the majority of free Android applications have been downloaded less than 1,000 times. And while 94 distinct applications reached a top 10 (paid or free) position in the Apple App Store for iPhone in the U.S. by April 2011, just 26 distinct applications have made the top 10 in the Google Android Market. Popular Science was one of the first magazine brands to embrace both the Apple and Google subscription plans. “From an operations point of view, [Google] sounds like more familiar territory to us in terms of the way we market,” Bonnier consumer marketing director Bob Cohn told FOLIO: at the time. “The big question is consumer adoption. Are consumers going to buy that tablet? The advantage of the Apple process is it’s seamless once you set up an Apple account on iTunes. The disadvantage up until now has been that we didn’t have any information on that purchaser-we don’t know how many are repeats, how many are trying it once and not liking it. With Google, we’ll theoretically be able to obtain all that information. But if they don’t sell many units, it doesn’t matter.”last_img read more

HPs new 3D printer gets serious heads to highvolume factories

first_img 3D Printers 2 This Kupol 3D-printed helmet uses an interior protective layer made of absorbent thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) that can be made with HP’s Jet Fusion 5200 printer. HP You can’t print a new lung or Stradivarius violin yet, but a new HP 3D printer announced Thursday takes a big step toward making the technology more useful.The Jet Fusion 5200 is designed for high-volume manufacturing. That’s a market with more potential for profound change than the more common 3D printers used to build prototypes or, like HP’s earlier Jet Fusion 4200, for small-scale production. HP, a giant in more conventional printing on paper and increasingly other materials, too, didn’t disclose prices.3D printing, which creates objects by laying down tiny “voxels” of material layer by layer, is transforming manufacturing. It’s good for turning a 3D model crafted inside a computer into physical object, even those with complicated shapes or weight-saving internal voids.So far you can’t push a button and get something as complex as a car engine or running shoe, but gradually more components of such products can be 3D printed. It’s a vision grand enough that fans call it the fourth industrial revolution.Another development that’ll help bring that about is a partnership with BASF that’ll let customers 3D print with the flexible plastic called thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) with the HP Jet Fusion 5200. One customer: wind turbine maker Vestas, which will use it for impact-absorbing clamps. HP also showed off a helmet made using the material internally.The HP Jet Fusion 5200 3D printing system won't fit on your desk.The HP Jet Fusion 5200 3D printing system won’t fit on your desk. HP Most 3D print jobs today use more conventional plastics, though HP in 2018 introduced its Metal Jet 3D printer for making metal products. Those need to be finished with a process called sintering before they’re ready for use, though.The 3D printing industry is still maturing, said Clément Moreau, chief executive of 3D printing company Sculpteo, an HP partner. For example, it was outbid by a traditional manufacturing company on a recent contract to manufacture some elements of a train station. “3D printing large metallic parts is quite expensive,” he said.But Sculpteo also is encountering a lot of clients in architectural markets where people need to do things like see whether different parts will fit together or envision different possibilities for new buildings. For example, Sculpteo has been involved in a project to restore the abbey atop France’s famous Mont-St.-Michel, and Moreau expects similar work after the devastating fire at the cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris.”People will definitely need a lot of engineering mockups and visualization mockups to really see what will happen,” Moreau said.Originally published May 9, 12:15 a.m. PT.Update, 11:34 a.m.: Adds comments from HP partner Sculpteo. HP Tags Share your voice Commentslast_img read more

Primary exams to be held with 100pc creative questions

Primary exams to be held with 100pc creative questions

first_imgThe government has decided to hold the Primary Education Completion Examination (PEC) with 100 per cent creative and competency-based questions from this year, reports UNB.The National Academy for Primary Examination (NAPE) on Sunday issued a notice in this regard.The NAPE came up with the decision amid huge criticisms over the leakage of question papers of different public examinations.The structure of creative questions and mark distribution was finalised through holding a national workshop and as per the ministry’s decision 100 per cent competency-base questions will be formulated for each subject, the notice said.In 2017, the PEC exam was held with 80 per cent competency-based questions while 65 per cent in 2016.last_img read more

Israel strikes Gaza after first rocket fire in weeks

Israel strikes Gaza after first rocket fire in weeks

first_imgSmoke billows following an Israeli air strike around the southern Gaza Strip city of Rafah on 17 October. Photo: AFPIsraeli warplanes pounded the Gaza Strip on Wednesday after the first rocket fire from the Palestinian territory in weeks hit an Israeli city, in a blow to efforts to avert a new war.Gaza’s Islamist rulers Hamas disavowed the rocket fire saying they rejected “all irresponsible attempts” to undermine Egyptian efforts to broker a new long-term truce.But Israel, which holds Hamas responsible for all rocket fire from the territory regardless of who launches it, struck 20 targets in Gaza, killing one Palestinian, according to the Hamas-run health ministry. Israel also closed both its border crossings with Gaza in reprisal, further isolating the blockaded enclave where deteriorating living conditions have stoked violent protests along the border.Gaza militants fired two rockets before dawn, one of which caused damage to the garden of a family home in the southern city of Beersheba, 40 kilometres (25 miles) away, the Israeli army said.The family of three children escaped injury but were treated for shock at the scene, Israeli media reported.”At 4:00am (0100 GMT), Israelis in the city of Beersheba were running to bomb shelters after a rocket was launched from the Gaza Strip at Israel,” the army tweeted.”We will defend Israeli civilians,” it added.The other rocket came down in the sea off Tel Aviv, 70 kilometres (45 miles) from Gaza, the army said.Full responsibilityArmy spokesman Jonathan Conricus was dismissive of the disavowal of the rocket fire by Hamas and its allies, saying the group bears “full responsibility” for the medium-range rockets fired.”Only two organisations in Gaza have these specific types of rockets… Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad,” he said, referring to a group closely allied to Hamas.”Which of the organisations (fired) is not relevant from our point of view.”In response, Conricus said they struck 20 targets in Gaza including a Hamas attack tunnel and an “advanced weapons manufacturing site.”One Palestinian the army said was preparing a rocket launch was killed in northern Gaza.The Gaza health ministry identified him as Naji al-Za’aneen, 25. It did not give further details.The army produced a video showing a man near the border preparing a rocket for launch before being hit by a missile strike.Border crossings closedDefence Minister Avigdor Lieberman ordered the closure of both of Israel’s border crossings with Gaza, making the heavily restricted Rafah crossing with Egypt the enclave’s sole gateway to the outside world.Lieberman also ordered the the reduction of the permitted fishing zone along the Gaza coast to three nautical miles, the defence ministry body responsible for Palestinian civil affairs, COGAT, said.Lieberman already suspended deliveries of fuel that had been trucked daily into Gaza under a deal brokered by the United Nations.It had seen thousands of litres (gallons) of fuel paid for by gas-rich Gulf state Qatar delivered to boost power generation in the impoverished territory.The United Nations says Israel’s 11-year blockade has resulted in a “catastrophic” humanitarian situation.Gaza’s two million residents endure routine power cuts and a chronic shortage of safe drinking water, and more than two-thirds are dependent on international aid.Egyptian and UN mediators have been trying to broker a deal that would see Israel ease the blockade in exchange for a long-term truce with Hamas.The latest flare-up comes after months of Palestinian protests along the Gaza border that have drawn a deadly response from Israeli troops.At least 207 Palestinians have been killed since the protests began on March 30.One Israeli soldier has been killed by Palestinian sniper fire over the same period.The protesters have been demanding an end to Israel’s crippling blockade and the right of return to land now inside Israel, from which their families were expelled or fled during the 1948 war that accompanied its creation.Lieberman said Tuesday that the protests could not be allowed to go on.”We are not prepared to accept the level of violence we see week after week,” he told troops and commanders at an army base near the Gaza border.last_img read more

Tonight AFROs First Edition with Sean Yoes Thursday November 17

Tonight AFROs First Edition with Sean Yoes Thursday November 17

first_imgListen at WEAA Live Stream: 5-7 P.M.For the duration of the process to elect the 45th President of the United States, the phrase, “Black working class voters,” was never uttered by the mainstream media. We’ll bring you a series on the plight of the Black Working Class, with Scott Paul, president of the Alliance for American Manufacturing and Gerald Taylor, author of, “Unmade in America: Industrial Flight and the Decline of Black Communities.”These stories and much more on AFRO’s First Edition with Sean Yoes, Monday through Friday, 5-7 p.m.last_img read more

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first_img News | Interventional Radiology | July 31, 2019 International Multidisciplinary Group Publishes Recommendations for Personalized HCC Treatment With Y90 TheraSphere New consensus recommendations for personalized treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with BTG’s TheraSphere have… read more Jan. 15, 2013 — Eli Lilly and Company and Avid Radiopharmaceuticals, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Lilly, announced today that Amyvid (Florbetapir F 18 Injection) has received marketing authorization from the European Commission as a diagnostic radiopharmaceutical indicated for Positron Emission Tomography (PET) imaging of beta-amyloid neuritic plaque density in the brains of adult patients with cognitive impairment who are being evaluated for Alzheimer’s disease and other causes of cognitive impairment. Amyvid should be used in conjunction with a clinical evaluation.[1]Alzheimer’s Disease is one of many possible causes of cognitive impairment, which can make diagnosis challenging.[2],[3] Alzheimer’s Disease and other causes of cognitive impairment share many overlapping symptoms, including deficiencies in memory, visuospatial ability, executive function, behavior and language.[2],[3] It is estimated that up to one in five patients clinically diagnosed with probable Alzheimer’s Disease during life do not exhibit Alzheimer’s Disease pathology upon autopsy.[4],[5]”We believe that Amyvid fills an unmet need in the medical community, providing physicians with important information about the presence or absence of beta-amyloid plaques that can help identify the cause of their patients’ cognitive symptoms,” said Diane Bakaysa, Amyvid global brand development leader. “This is important because, if, based on negative Amyvid findings and clinical assessment, it is determined that Alzheimer’s Disease is not the cause of cognitive impairment, a physician can avoid unnecessary or potentially harmful treatments associated with a misdiagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease.”[6],[7],[8]Beginning in Q2 2013, Amyvid will be available in select areas within the European Union.Amyvid for intravenous use was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in April 2012 and is supplied in 10 mL, 30 mL or 50 mL multidose vials containing 500–1,900 MBq/mL Florbetapir F 18.[9] Amyvid is indicated for PET imaging of the brain to estimate beta-amyloid neuritic plaque density in adult patients with cognitive impairment who are being evaluated for Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) and other causes of cognitive decline.[9]A negative Amyvid scan indicates sparse to no neuritic plaques and is inconsistent with a neuropathological diagnosis of AD at the time of image acquisition; a negative scan result reduces the likelihood that a patient’s cognitive impairment is due to AD. A positive Amyvid scan indicates moderate to frequent amyloid neuritic plaques; neuropathological examination has shown this amount of amyloid neuritic plaque is present in patients with AD, but may also be present in patients with other types of neurologic conditions as well as older people with normal cognition.[9]Amyvid is an adjunct to other diagnostic evaluations. A positive Amyvid scan does not establish a diagnosis of AD or other cognitive disorder. Safety and effectiveness of Amyvid have not been established for predicting development of dementia or other neurologic condition, or monitoring responses to therapies.[9]About AmyvidAmyvid is a radioactive diagnostic agent that is injected into the bloodstream, where it crosses the blood-brain barrier and selectively binds to amyloid plaques. The fluorine 18 (F 18) isotope produces a positron signal, which is detected by a PET scanner.[9],[10] Physicians who read Amyvid PET scans should complete a comprehensive training program available through live events or online at[9]Indications and Usage[9]In the United States, Amyvid is indicated for positron emission tomography (PET) imaging of the brain to estimate beta-amyloid neuritic plaque density in adult patients with cognitive impairment who are being evaluated for Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) and other causes of cognitive decline.A negative Amyvid scan indicates sparse to no neuritic plaques and is inconsistent with a neuropathological diagnosis of AD at the time of image acquisition; a negative scan result reduces the likelihood that a patient’s cognitive impairment is due to AD. A positive Amyvid scan indicates moderate to frequent amyloid neuritic plaques; neuropathological examination has shown this amount of amyloid neuritic plaque is present in patients with AD, but may also be present in patients with other types of neurologic conditions as well as older people with normal cognition. Amyvid is an adjunct to other diagnostic evaluations.Limitations of Use:A positive Amyvid scan does not establish a diagnosis of AD or other cognitive disorder. Additionally, the safety and effectiveness of Amyvid have not been established for predicting development of dementia or other neurologic condition, or monitoring responses to therapies.[1]Amyvid [package insert]. European Union. Eli Lilly & Co.; 2013.[2]Balasa M, Gelpi E, Antonell A, et al; for the Neurological Tissue Bank/University of Barcelona/Hospital Cl nic NTB/UB/HC Collaborative Group. Clinical features and APOE genotype of pathologically proven early-onset Alzheimer disease. Neurology. 2011;76(20):1720–1725.[3]Alzheimer’s Association. 2012 Alzheimer’s disease facts and figures. Alzheimers Dement. 2012;8(2):131–168.[4] Lim A, Tsuang D, Kukull W, et al. Clinico-neuropathological correlation of Alzheimer’s disease in a community based case series. J Am Geriatr Soc. 1999;47(5):564–569.[5] Petrovitch H, White LR, Ross GW, et al. Accuracy of clinical criteria for AD in the Honolulu-Asia Aging Study, a population-based study. Neurology. 2001;57(2):226–234.[6]Alzheimer’s Association. 2011 Alzheimer’s disease facts and figures. Alzheimers Dement. 2011;7(2):208–244.[7] Boise L, Neal MB, Kaye J. Dementia assessment in primary care: results from a study in three managed care systems. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2004;59(6):621–626.[8] Mendez MF, Shapira JS, McMurtray A, et al. Preliminary findings: behavioral worsening on donepezil in patients with frontotemporal dementia. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2007;15(1):84–87. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Related Content News | January 17, 2013 Amyvid Gains European Approval for Alzheimer’s Imaging News | Stroke | August 16, 2019 Mobile Stroke Unit Gets Patients Quicker Treatment Than Traditional Ambulance Every second counts for stroke patients, as studies show they can lose up to 27 million brain cells per minute…. read more Technology | Neuro Imaging | August 07, 2019 Synaptive Medical Launches Modus Plan With Automated Tractography Segmentation Synaptive Medical announced the U.S. launch and availability of Modus Plan featuring BrightMatter AutoSeg. This release… read more News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 16, 2019 NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes Completes Construction on Beloit, Wis. Molybdenum-99 Processing Facility NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes LLC  announced completion of construction on its 20,000-square-foot molybdenum-99 (Mo-… read more News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 01, 2019 Bracco Imaging Acquires Blue Earth Diagnostics Bracco Imaging S.p.A. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Blue Earth Diagnostics, a molecular imaging company… read more News | Neuro Imaging | July 05, 2019 Delta T1 Maps Provide Quantitative, Automated Solution to Assess Brain Tumor Burden Imaging Biometrics LLC (IB) a subsidiary of IQ-AI Ltd., is highlighting a recently published study in the American… read more News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… read more News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | August 02, 2019 ASRT Supports Radiopharmaceutical Reimbursement Bill The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) announced its support for House Resolution (HR) 3772, a measure… read more News | PET-CT | August 15, 2019 United Imaging Announces First U.S. Clinical Installation of uExplorer Total-body PET/CT United Imaging announced that its uExplorer total-body positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) system… read more Image courtesy of UTHealth McGovern Medical School Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 26, 2019 NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes Awarded $30 Million by U.S. Department of Energy NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes LLC has been awarded $15 million in a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of… read more last_img read more

Brazil students make art out of trash plucked off Rio shore

Brazil students make art out of trash plucked off Rio shore

first_imgThe campus, on Fundao Island in the filthy bay near the international airport, is at the epicenter of Rio’s pollution problem. With poor trash and sewage services throughout the city of 12 million people, Rio’s waterways are choked with raw sewage and floating garbage. A thick ring of trash surrounds much of Fundao Island, where the stench of raw sewage is often overpowering.“We went out with the students to collect garbage for the project and I was like, ‘Let’s not take more than we need.’ Because there is so much, so much garbage,” said Dalia dos Santos Cerqueira, a professor of fine arts and coordinator of the exhibit. “It was scary to see.”Fabio Drumond, an artist who worked on the exhibit, said the project showed how the bay has been transformed over the past decades into a watery landfill.“Dolls, wood, chairs, tires, televisions — everything that doesn’t work anymore gets thrown into the water,” he said. “It’s being destroyed by garbage.”Rio authorities had pledged to clean up the fetid bay before the 2016 Olympics, when sailing events are slated to be held there. But with the games just over a year away, both the mayor and the governor have repeatedly said that promise won’t be met. Still, Olympic authorities insist the events will be held on the bay despite objections of some sailors, who are worried about falling ill from the water or potentially catastrophic collisions with floating trash. Check your body, save your life Vultures perch on trash strewn along the shore of Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, June 1, 2015. With poor trash and sewage services, Rio’s waterways are choked with raw sewage and garbage, which university art students used to create an exhibition to draw attention to the fetid state of the city’s bay. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo) Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Comments   Share   Top Stories Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facilitycenter_img Sponsored Stories New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Quick workouts for men The art show, called “The Sea’s Not Fit for Fish,” runs through Thursday at the university campus.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Forget pricey imported oil paints and exorbitant blocks of marble. Art students at a Brazilian university have taken advantage of one material they have in endless and free supply — trash — to create an exhibition that aims to draw attention to the fetid state of Rio de Janeiro’s Guanabara Bay, where Olympic sailing events are to be held next year.Around 30 students at the Rio de Janeiro Federal University used plastic bottles, tires, old flip flops, plastic helmets, scratched CDs, old tubes and plastic supermarket bags they plucked off a nearby shore to make sculptures of ocean fauna including an octopus and dolphins. 4 sleep positions for men and what they meanlast_img read more

Syd Perth need more rooms TTF

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J More rooms are needed to handle growing demand in Sydney and Perth, according to industry leaders after new data found occupancy levels in both cities sitting above 85 percent.According to the December Quarter 2011 Survey of Tourist Accommodation, occupancy in Sydney was sitting at 86.3 percent for the quarter while Perth saw its rooms filled to 85.6 percent.Tourism and Transport Forum (TTF) chief executive John Lee said while figures showed a need for more rooms, initiatives to meet demand and targets should be delivered “in a measured fashion that ensures sustainable returns”.”This will, in turn, encourage further investment in tourism accommodation that will support growth in the visitor economy and create job opportunities across Australia,” Mr Lee said.While the need for accommodation grows, Mr Lee did note that the Western Australian government had recently introduced new reforms to foster tourism while NSW was looking at initiatives to release heritage buildings for tourism use.Earlier this month, Mr Lee shifted his focus from hospitality into aviation, describing the UK Air Passenger Duty tax as an ‘unfair’ penalty on tourism for British travellers.He explained the increase from £85 for each economy class passenger to £92 was likely to hurt travel from the UK into Australia and New Zealand.Click here for more information.   last_img read more