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Messi and Suarez lead Barca to Rayo victory

first_imgMadrid: Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez might have been rested but instead both played and scored as Barcelona came from behind to beat Rayo Vallecano, ahead of their crunch Champions League second leg against Lyon. Raul de Tomas’ scintillating strike gave struggling Rayo a surprise lead at the Camp Nou but Messi converted a penalty and Suarez finished a brilliant passing move to seal a 3-1 win, after Gerard Pique had headed in an equaliser on Saturday. Also Read – Dhoni, Paes spotted playing football togetherWhen Barca kicked off, Atletico Madrid had just completed their own 1-0 victory over Leganes, although Diego Simeone was more cautious, resting Antoine Griezmann, Alvaro Morata and Saul Niguez, with Tuesday’s trip to Juventus in mind. “It is normal when there is an important game on Tuesday,” said Simeone, who substituted Griezmann at half-time. “He was not injured, he had just given all that he had to give.” There was always a risk that La Liga’s top two might take their eye off the ball, given Barcelona’s last 16-tie with Lyon hangs in the balance after a goalless draw in France, while Atletico hold a 2-0 lead over Juve but can expect an onslaught in Turin. Also Read – Andy Murray to make Grand Slam return at Australian Open”We have a crucial match on Wednesday,” Ernesto Valverde said. “We know the importance it has for many reasons — because of the opponent, the competition and because we have seen what has happened to other big teams already.” Yet both avoided slip-ups to leave Real Madrid even further adrift in La Liga before they play away at Real Valladolid on Sunday. Barca stay seven points clear of Atletico and, temporarily at least, move 15 ahead of Real. Even with a two-goal cushion for the final eight minutes, Ernesto Valverde kept Messi and Suarez on until the end, which may have surprised some, given he was accused of exhausting key players last season at the expense of success in Europe. Messi’s appearance was his 443rd for Barcelona in La Liga, moving him ahead of Andres Iniesta and behind only Xavi Hernandez, on 505, in the club’s all-time list. Samuel Umtiti started his second match in three months after recovering from a knee injury. “Little by little he is reaching his level,” said Valverde. But Philippe Coutinho was underwhelming again, despite being picked ahead of Ousmane Dembele. He poked an early chance wide after a Messi cross and De Tomas put Rayo in front soon after, driving at Pique before unleashing a sizzling shot past Marc-Andre ter Stegen. Pique headed one Messi free-kick wide and then another in at the near post, nipping in front of Rayo goalkeeper Stole Dimitrievski to nod in his sixth goal of the season. Dembele came on for Arthur Melo at half-time and Coutinho dropped deeper, but it was right-back Nelson Semedo that earned the penalty, after a foul from Jordi Amat. Messi made no mistake. Rayo’s belief, and energy, melted away and Barca’s third was their best of the night. Suarez freed Dembele down the right and he found Suarez again with a pull-back. Instead of shooting, Suarez bounced the ball off Ivan Rakitic in the area before finally tapping home. There was nothing as free-flowing at the Wanda Metropolitano where perhaps the greatest show of creativity came from Leganes, whose players wore shirts with the name of their mothers on their backs to celebrate International Women’s Day on Friday. The first half was almost entirely forgettable but despite the absence of attacking punch, Griezmann came off at half-time for Thomas Lemar, with no visible sign of an injury. Griezmann would have taken the penalty soon after, won by Angel Correa with some quick feet in the area, which lured Kenneth Omeruo into a clumsy challenge. Saul stepped up and missed, but tucked in the rebound after Andriy Lunin could only push the ball back into his path.last_img read more

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Dynasty politics 8 grandchildren great grandsons and sons of exCMs to test

first_imgChandigarh: A platform for dynastic politics for decades, Haryana is seeing many political families in fray this time too as grandchildren of four former chief ministers, two great grandsons and sons of political bigwigs are trying their luck.Political families including Chautalas, Bishnois and Hoodas are in fray every election in Haryana, a Jat-dominated state. However, the grandchildren of the four former chief ministers including Bhajan Lal, Chaudhary Devi Lal, Om Prakash Chautala and Bansi Lal, say they are not contesting the elections riding on the popularity of their families but on basis of the work done in their constituencies. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra SinghWhile the Congress has fielded Bansi Lal’s granddaughter Shruti Chaudhary from Bhiwani-Mahendargarh constituency, Bhavya Bishnoi, grandson of Bhajan Lal and son of Kuldip Bishnoi is the party’s candidate from Hisar. Chaudhary, a former MP from the Bhiwani-Mahendargarh constituency, told PTI, Coming from a politically influential family does come with its benefits as the family has a goodwill but voters today cannot be taken for ride. They are not interested in our dynasties but the work done . Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroadShruti’s mother, Kiran Chaudhary, is an MLA from Bhiwan’s Tosahm constituency. Three Chautala great grandsons are in fray albeit not from the same party after the Chautala clan split last year following a bitter family feud. With Om Prakash Chautala being in jail in connection with the teacher recruitment scam, his son Ajay Chautala had broken away from the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) and formed Jannayak Janata Party (JJP) which has formed an alliance with the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in the state. While the alliance has fielded Dushyant Chautala and Digvijay Chautala from Hisar and Sonepat respectively, Arjun Chautala, son of Abhay Chautala, is the INLD candidate from Kurukshetra constituency. Hisar, the industrial hub of Haryana and a politically crucial constituency, i seeing a triangular contest among grandsons. Digvijay Chautala and Bhavya Bishnoi are pitted against Brijendra Singh, the great grandson of prominent farmer leader Chotu Ram and son of Union Minister Birender Singh. I am not entering politics because I had nowhere to go. I have carved my own path in civil services, fairly succeeded at that and I am entering mainstream politics when I am confident I can bring substance to the table, Singh told PTI. And the dynasty politics theory does not apply to me as my party (BJP) is against it and hence my father has already submitted his resignation both from the Ministry and Rajya Sabha, he added. Rao Inderjit Singh, a Union Minister and son of former Haryana Chief Minister Rao Birender Singh, is in fray from Gurgaon. Singh, the sitting MP from Gurgaon, had ended his family’s decades old association with the Congress ahead of the 2014 elections and joined the BJP. Kuldeep Sharma, a former Haryana Speaker, the Congress candidate from Karnal is also in the fray to retain his family legacy. The Karnal seat was won by his late father Chiranji Lal four times in a row, thrice defeating BJP bigwig Sushma Swaraj. Also in the fray are Hooda father-son duo with Bhupender Singh Hooda, a former Haryana Chief Minister, contesting from Sonepat constituency and his son Deepender Singh Hooda contesting from Rohtak. The Hooda son, who is a sitting MP from Rohtak constituency, was the lone Congress candidate to win in 2014 Lok Sabha elections. However, the Hoodas do not see a problem with dynasty politics. He told PTI, “if people have been voting for us for several terms means they have faith in us and find us credible. What is the problem with that?” PTIlast_img read more

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Morocco Frente Polisario remain far apart on Western Sahara – Ban Kimoon

Morocco and the Frente Polisario are still far apart on how to provide for the self-determination of the people of Western Sahara, despite the two parties’ commitment to a process of negotiations, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says in a new report.Mr. Ban writes that during the latest round of talks, held earlier this month in Manhasset, New York, the two sides held several sessions of face-to-face discussions but did not examine specific elements in each other’s proposals.“Although the parties dynamically interacted with each other, there was hardly any exchange that could be characterized as negotiations,” he states, adding that “their stated position remained far apart on ways to achieve a just, lasting and mutually acceptable political solution.”The talks – attended also by Algeria and Mauritania as neighbouring countries – were limited largely to preliminary discussions on thematic subjects such as administration, competencies and organs, while the parties discussed but did not agree on any confidence-building measures.But Mr. Ban notes that in a communiqué issued by his Personal Envoy for Western Sahara, Peter van Walsum, after the talks, the two sides “agreed on the need to move the process into a more intensive and substantive phase of negotiations.”Morocco and Frente Polisario also welcomed the intention of Mr. van Walsum to visit the region shortly for in-depth consultations and agreed to re-convene for a fourth round of talks in Manhasset, scheduled for 11 to 13 March.The UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) has been in the Territory since September 1991 to monitor the ceasefire between Morocco and the Frente Polisario. 29 January 2008Morocco and the Frente Polisario are still far apart on how to provide for the self-determination of the people of Western Sahara, despite the two parties’ commitment to a process of negotiations, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says in a new report. read more

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Nicaragua UN rights chief alarmed by imminent expulsion of key human rights

According to High Commissioner Bachelet, the two non-profit human rights organisations were set up by the Inter-American Commission for Human Rights (IACHR), “in full cooperation with the Government after the violence and unrest earlier this year”. One of them is MESENI, a follow-up mechanism from IACHR set up specifically for Nicaragua, and the other is known as GIEI – the Interdisciplinary Group of Independent Experts.“After the earlier cancellation of the registration and confiscation of properties of national NGOs working on human rights, the de facto expulsion of the two IACHR organizations means there are now virtually no functioning independent human rights bodies left in Nicaragua,” said Ms. Bachelet, who added that “the Government has said it will no longer accept visits by the IACHR itself”.Civil society is in danger of being shut out altogether, and international organizations are also struggling to keep operating – UN rights chief Michelle BacheletSince April, when student-led protests began in response to a decree which raised taxes and ordered changes to social security, hundreds have been arrested. The UN human rights office (OHCHR), has received reports that fair trial rights of protesters and their leaders are being violated.According to media reports, the violence and civil unrest has led to around 300 deaths, and a report from the UN rights office in late August, detailed numerous violations carried out by Nicaraguan security forces, including extra-judicial killings and enforced disappearances. The report noted that 22 police officers had also lost their lives. “Coupled with the parallel clamp-down on independent media, including last weekend’s raids on media outlets, the net result is a country where civil society is in danger of being shut out altogether, and international organizations are also struggling to keep operating,” warned the UN Human Rights High Commissioner.“These actions by the Government make resolution of the crisis affecting the country much more difficult and risk blocking all dialogue within the country, with neighbouring states and with the international community at large, with possible wide-ranging consequences,” she added, hoping that some common ground can be found with the Government so this trend can be reversed. read more

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Scottish economy performed half as well as UK last year

first_img“By making Scotland the highest taxed part of the UK, the Scottish Government risks damaging, rather than growing, our economy.”Dean Lockhart, the Tory economy spokesman said the SNP could not blame anyone else, adding: “It’s not because of Brexit and not because of Westminster. It’s been caused by the actions of a short-sighted, high-tax and anti-business SNP government.” Nicola Sturgeon said her government was working to support businessCredit:PA New figures have revealed that Scotland’s economy performed only half as well as the rest of the UK last year, amid warnings that tax hikes taking effect from Friday risk damaging to economic growth.The latest Scottish Government statistics show that GDP grew by 0.3 per cent in the last three months of 2017.Annual growth for Scotland was 0.8 per cent higher than the previous 12 months, but the UK economy grew over the same period by 1.8 per cent.The Scottish Conservatives said the statistics were the fault of SNP administrations that have been in charge of the country’s economy for more than a decade.David Mundell, the Scottish Secretary, claimed that while it was good that GDP continued to grow, for the fourth quarter in a row, it was ”increasingly concerning that a significant gap persists between Scotland’s economy and the rest of the UK”.He added: “The Scottish Government has the powers to boost productivity and strengthen the economy, and must use them to close this gap. 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. david mundell The Liberal Democrats branded the figures “pathetic”, with the party’s economy spokesman Cllr Carolyn Caddick stating: “People will be disappointed that for all their speeches SNP ministers have not been able to keep pace with the growth in the rest of the UK. UK growth itself is pretty pathetic.”Nicola Sturgeon, visiting a power firm in Dumbarton, said her government was working to support businesses despite t”he Brexit headwinds”.She added: “This is the fourth consecutive quarter of positive economic growth in Scotland and we are seeing growth his year that is stronger than the growth in our economy last year.”Its important that we continue to support businesses and companies across Scotland to see that growth accelerate – that’s why we’re investing in research and development, its why we’ve set out plans to establish a National Investment Bank, investing in manufacturing and supporting the economy in every way.”Of course one of the biggest challenges Scotland and the UK faces over the next few years is Brexit, which is why its so in the interests of our economy to see Scotland remaining in the single market.”Jamie Hepburn, Minister for Employability and Training, said that compared to the same point in 2016, Scotland’s economy grew by 1.1 per cent. nicola sturgeon “Scotland deserves better than SNP ministers content to put their fingers in their ears, do nothing and blame bad economic performance on Brexit.” Scotland’s quarterly growth was slightly up from the previous quarter figure of 0.2 per cent, and slightly behind the 0.4 per cent economic growth seen across Britain.However, construction decline by 2.6 per cent, the eighth consecutive fall, with agriculture, forestry and fishing also reduced.The services sector, making up about 75 per cent of Scotland’s economy, grew by 0.5 per cent while output in the production sector was up by 0.9 per cent. David Mundell said Scottish Government tax hikes risked damaging the economyCredit:Getty The Scottish Parliament ratified the SNP administration’s tax plans in February, which will mean people earning over £26,000 paying more tax than those south of the border.The new five-band system creates a 19p “starter” rate for lower earners and a 21p “intermediate” rate for earnings over £24,000. A penny has also been added to both the higher and top rates of tax, making them 41p and 46p respectively.Jackie Baillie, Scottish Labour’s economy spokesman, said any amount of economic growth was welcome, but claimed the figures exposed “how Scotland’s pitiful economic growth under the SNP is low and slow”.She added: “Scotland’s economy is still lagging far behind the rest of the UK, while the continued contraction in the construction sector is a particular concern. He added: ”These figures are welcome, but we are determined to do more to grow our economy.”last_img read more

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Armed Forces told to ignore rank in bid to prevent suicides

The higher degree of risk and pressure in the armed forces can lead to suicidal thoughts, the Samaritans says, as new support is offered to service personnel.Credit:Heathcliff O’Malley The higher degree of risk and pressure in the armed forces can lead to suicidal thoughts, the Samaritans says, as new support is offered to service personnel. Soldiers must report their superiors if they think they are a suicide risk, the first ever suicide prevention booklet given to the armed forces says.The new pocket guide to help armed forces personnel spot and support those who may be struggling with their mental health will be launched on September 4th. The guide, jointly launched by Samaritans and the Ministry of Defence, gives advice on how to identify signs that someone may be having difficulties and considering suicide. It suggests ways of offering support and gives information on where help can be found.All military personnel and reserves, some 200,000 people, will have access to either a hard copy or digital version of the booklet.A loss of personal discipline, drinking alone and appearing “not quite there” are all warning signs, the guide says. Using negative statements such as ‘it’s like everything is against me’ could be an indication the individual is struggling.‘Being in the armed forces means you are exposed to a higher degree of risk and pressure than you might expect in other jobs,’ the booklet states. The guide champions ‘looking after your mates’ and is specifically designed to promote peer support amongst those serving, regardless of rank.   Gavin Williamson, the Defence Secretary, said: “Mental health issues can affect anyone and I want to ensure no one in our military suffers in silence. It is vital that service personnel know where to turn to in times of crisis, and this guide will raise awareness of the support available”.“By helping our people to spot the early signs that someone may be struggling, we give them the best chance of a full recovery.”The booklet will also help personnel spot signs that colleagues may be having suicidal thoughts and provides information on how such a situation should be approached, and where support is available.The military rate of suicide was 8 per 100,000 in 2017, compared to 18 per 100,000 in the general population in 2016. Although the number of military personnel who take their lives continues to be below rates for the general population, Minister for Defence People and Veterans, Tobias Ellwood, said: “We’re committed to ensuring that those who need help are able to get the support they need”.Mr Ellwood has previously championed the cause of mental health care for the armed forces, having revealed his army veteran uncle killed himself having suffered depression in silence.The guide acknowledges suicide is a complex issue and says there is rarely only one reason why someone chooses to take their own life. It highlights homesickness, losing custody of a child, long-term separation and the recent loss of a friend or loved one as being possible triggers. Loss of identity for those leaving the armed forces is also a concern.The booklet is the first in a series of joint initiatives by the Samaritans and the MoD to offer training and support to serving personnel, veterans and their families who are struggling with mental health issues. The programme has been funded by £3.5 million from fines levied on the banking industry for manipulating the LIBOR rate.Samaritans CEO, Ruth Sutherland, said: “Samaritans is committed to bringing the expertise we have gained in training people to provide peer support to the military, in order to prevent suicides. This is the first step in a journey to provide a variety of support for serving personnel, veterans, reservists and their families.”The Ministry of Defence is now spending £220 million over the next decade to improve mental health services for serving personnel. In February of this year, the Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson also announced the establishment of a 24-Hour Mental Health Helpline for serving personnel and their families, funded by the MoD and run by the charity Combat Stress. 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. read more

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Police hunting £48m golden lavatory thieves release man 66 on bail

Guide book showing the location of works by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan at Blenheim Palace including “America”, a solid gold toilet that has apparently been stolen.Credit:Heathcliff O’Malley Guide book showing the location of works by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan at Blenheim Palace including "America", a solid gold toilet that has apparently been stolen. “From the speed the robbery was executed we can say for sure they are great performers,” he said.“Dear thieves, please, if you are reading this, let me know how much you like the piece and how it feels to pee on gold,” he added.Cattelan described his golden lavatory as “the 1 per cent for the 99 per cent, and I hope it still is. I want to be positive and think the robbery is a kind of Robin Hood-inspired action.” The golden lavatory, on display in New York Investigating officer Detective Inspector Jess Milne said: “We are still actively searching for the stolen piece of artwork and there will be a continued police presence in and around the palace while this search continues.“We believe a group of people used at least two vehicles during the burglary, which was reported to Thames Valley Police at 4.57am on Saturday.“Investigations are continuing and it is our main priority to locate the stolen item and the offenders involved.“I would urge anybody with any information about the burglary, no matter how insignificant you believe this to be, to call the 24-hour non-emergency number 101, quoting URN 273.” “Who’s so stupid to steal a toilet? America was the 1% for the 99%, and I hope it still is. I want to be positive and think the robbery is a kind of Robin Hood-inspired action…”- Maurizio Cattelan#RIPgoldtoilethttps://t.co/Ol7x6CfGjF pic.twitter.com/4QLBuCbgZN— Blenheim Palace (@BlenheimPalace) September 16, 2019 Blenheim Palace said the robbery caused  “significant damage and flooding” and released a picture of the stall today.The lavatory, plumbed into the water system so that visitors could fully engage with the artwork, is worth £4.8 million and its creator, Maurizio Cattelan, 58, said the burglars who stole it were “the real artists”. Mr Hare did not think the man was an employee and had no idea how police had connected him to the lavatory. Police searching for a gang of burglars who stole a solid gold lavatory from Blenheim Palace have released a 66 year-old man on bail.He had been taken in for questioning just hours after the artwork was ripped out of an interior wall at the country house where Winston Churchill was born.This morning, Dominic Hare, Chief Executive of Blenheim Palace told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme: “You always take a risk in showing art. We have a sophisticated security system, but are now challenged to look hard at ourselves.”Last month, Edward Spencer-Churchill, half-brother of the current Duke of Marlborough and founder of the Blenheim Art Foundation, told the Sunday Times: “It’s not going to be the easiest thing to nick.“Firstly, it’s plumbed in and secondly, a potential thief will have no idea who last used the toilet or what they ate. So no, I don’t plan to be guarding it.” “Our imagination runs wild, but they are still holding him so they must be convinced there’s a clear connection,” he added.Asked if the artist could have played a part in the theft, Mr Hare said: “I think he would be mortified by that suggestion and has said so. That simply hasn’t happened here.”But he is right. He feels like he is in a heist movie and I think it took him quite a few minutes to comprehend that this had actually happened.”He was mortified, shocked, praying that it was a prank and that it would come back. Now he’s just reflecting, I think.”Ticket holders who booked three-minute time slots to see the fully functioning lavatory will be reimbursed.“They could fully perform on it if they wished, but most people couldn’t time it that way so they just took selfies,” Mr Hare said. 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. The golden lavatory, on display in New YorkCredit:Jacopo Zotti / PA read more

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Crack down on illegal puppy farms

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The Victorian government is cracking down on illegal puppy farms by introducing tough new penalties, massive fines for cruelty, equipping the RSPCA with new policing and confiscation powers, seizing profits and assets of illegal puppy farms and establishing an Animal Welfare Fund. “Legislation being introduced into Parliament this week will deliver on our election commitment to crack down on illegal puppy farms and ensure operators are held accountable for the welfare of animals in their care,” Mr Baillieu said. “We are not going to tolerate cruelty to animals and these are some of the strongest laws ever introduced to protect animals from abuse and neglect. “I am appalled by the images I have seen of abused and helpless animals and we will be establishing a $1.6 million Animal Welfare Fund to assist organisations that provide care and treatment for these abused animals. “The legislation will also make it illegal to sell or advertise the sale of puppies without a microchip identification number or notice, giving the community confidence that puppies sold are only from legitimate breeders,” Mr Baillieu said. The crackdown includes: • an increase in maximum penalties for puppy farms operating illegally, from $1,195 to $20,000• penalties of up to $30,000 for rogue operators that breach a Code of Practice• a ban on owning animals, of up to 10 years, for those found guilty of operating un-registered puppy farms or breaching a code of conduct• the introduction of a new offence for breeding establishments that fail to provide a microchip number (or council domestic animal business registration number) in an advertisement for a dog or cat• the potential seizure of profits, assets and property of illegal puppy farm operatorslast_img read more

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Celebrating innovation and craftsmanship in Athens

first_imgPromoted as being “the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth”, Maker Faire is travelling to Athens, Greece, for a weekend of fun, craftsmanship and inventions. Stemming from San Mateo, California, Maker Faire is a staple of the events calendar in both the West and East Coast in the US and for the past twenty years, it has been expanding its reach to Berlin, Paris, Rome and Tokyo, among oter cities, bringing together the international “Makers” community, that is amateur scientists, tech enthusiasts, crafters and garage tinkerers, eager to present their ‘inventions’ and creations. 85 makers will take part in the exhibition, which covers all areas of invention, including crafts, mechanics, innovation and food. The event will also include 30 talks and workshops, covering anything from 3D printing to coding to macrame. A family-friendly event, the Mini Maker Faire is hailed as a place where people show what they are making, and share what they are learning. Do-it-yourself technology is on the rise, taking advantage of the affordability of tools and the emergence of new funding options, such as crowdfunding. For many in Greece, such events can prove to be an outlet of creativity, innovation, or even an opportunity to market their skills. The 1st Athens Maker Faire takes place this weekend at the Exhibition Center of Peristieri.For more information, visit: www.facebook.com/makerfaireathens Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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Inde 36 morts après un violent séisme de magnitude 69

first_imgInde : 36 morts après un violent séisme de magnitude 6,9Dimanche, à 18h10 heure locale, un puissant séisme de magnitude 6,9 s’est produit dans un état du nord-est de l’Inde. Selon le dernier bilan officiel, il a fait 36 victimes, dont 5 au Nepal et 7 au Tibet, voisins de l’Inde.Le phénomène a été particulier meurtrier. Dimanche, l’Inde a tremblé sous l’effet d’un séisme de magnitude 6,9 qui s’est déclenché dans le Sikkim, Etat situé dans le nord-est du pays. Selon l’Institut de géophysique américain (USGS), l’épicentre du séisme était situé à 60 kilomètres au nord-ouest de la capitale du Sikkim, Gangtok, mais le phénomène a largement retenti dans la région. Ainsi, il a également été ressenti au Népal, au Bhoutan, au Bangladesh, voisins de l’Inde, ainsi que dans les villes indiennes de Guwahati, Calcutta et la capitale fédérale New Delhi, rapporte Romandie.com. À lire aussiDes canards d’élevage découvrent les plaisirs de l’eau après avoir été libérés en IndeParticulièrement puissant, le séisme a fait s’effondrer de nombreux immeubles et maisons. Lundi, les secours s’affairaient encore dans les décombres pour venir en aide aux sinistrés, donnant une première évaluation des dégâts causés. D’après le dernier bilan officiel, les secousses ont fait 36 morts dans les régions où elles ont été ressenties. En Inde, 24 personnes ont trouvé la mort, dont quinze personnes dans le Sikkim et neuf autres dans des Etats indiens voisins. Au Népal, ce sont cinq victimes que ont été découvertes, dont au moins trois à Katmandou, la capitale, dans l’effondrement d’un mur de l’ambassade de Grande-Bretagne. Enfin, dans le sud du Tibet, la secousse a tué sept personnes et blessé près de 22, selon l’agence Chine nouvelle. Toutefois, de nouvelles victimes pourraient être identifiées dans les prochaines heures, alourdissant ce bilan qui reste pour l’instant provisoire.  Suite au séisme, le Premier ministre indien Manmohan Singh a convoqué une réunion d’urgence avec l’Autorité de gestion des catastrophes nationales, tandis que son chef de cabinet, Ajit Seth, a indiqué que des équipes des Etats indiens voisins étaient envoyées dans le Sikkim pour renforcer les opérations de secours. Le 19 septembre 2011 à 09:08 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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VIDEO: WWE.com interview with John Cena for 11/19/14

first_img Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Dustin Rhodes on AEW against NXT: “I don’t consider us going to war with anybody” WWE Superstar John Cena announced as part of cast for Suicide Squad Sequel Now Playing Up Next ‘Total Bellas’ Season 4 Will Not Feature John Cena Videos Articles Vin Diesel Charlize Theron Sammy Guevara talks about his match against Cody on TNT, the Wednesday Night Wars Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipVin Diesel and John Cena share ‘intense’ sceneVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 1:05/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -1:02 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list John Cena WWE.com has a new interview up with John Cena, talking about the Team Cena vs. Team Authority match at this Sunday’s Survivor Series PPV. You can view the video below. Videos Articles Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Why Total Divas Didnt Change Their Name After WWE Rebranded Facebook Now Playing Up Next Google+ Vin Diesel and John Cena share ‘intense’ scene WhatsApp Twitter The Evolution of John Cena Celebrity Shortlist: Top 3 Actors You Didn’t Know Could Raplast_img read more

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Unattended stove caused Christmas Eve house fire in Vancouver

first_imgThe Vancouver Fire Marshal’s Office determined a Christmas Eve fire in the Oakbrook neighborhood that killed a cat and dog was caused by an unattended stove.A resident at the home in the 3500 block of N.E. 103rd Ave., south of the interchange for Interstate 205 and state Highway 500, prepared food and left for a friend’s residence, according to Lead Deputy Fire Marshal Chad Lawry.“They left the stove on. A pot of oil caught fire and spread,” Lawry said.Crews with the Vancouver Fire Department were dispatched to the home about 1:15 p.m. Arriving firefighters found smoke and flames billowing from around the front door, department spokesman Joe Spatz said. Battalion Chief Tige Harmon said firefighters had the fire out in less than 10 minutes, and the fire was contained to the kitchen.Flames spread from the stove to cabinets and then outward from there, Lawry said. The kitchen is destroyed, he said, and intense heat damaged parts of the home, but it should be repairable.No one was home at the time of the fire.Spatz said firefighters found a dog inside unconscious and were able to resuscitate it, but a cat and another dog were killed. The fire displaced two people living at the house and two pets.The deputy fire marshal estimated the total monetary loss to be around $61,000.last_img read more

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Senate Seems Poised to Disapprove of Wall Emergency

first_img ADC AUTHOR Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) became the fourth senator to say he’ll back a House-passed resolution reversing President Trump’s declaration to use military construction funds to build a southern border wall.“I can’t vote to give the President the power to spend money that hasn’t been appropriated by Congress,” Paul said Sunday, according to the Bowling Green Daily News. “We may want more money for border security, but Congress didn’t authorize it. If we take away those checks and balances, it’s a dangerous thing.”Sens. Susan Collins (R-Maine), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) have said they will support the resolution when it comes to the Senate floor. If four Republicans join all Democrats, the resolution would pass in the Senate, but Congress does not seem to have the votes to override a promised veto.DOD photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Amber I. Smithlast_img read more

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Argentine exprisoner recalls 1978 WC

first_imgRicardo Coquet who was a prisoner in the Naval Mechanics School (known as the ESMA), visits a exhibition about human rights at the former ESMA navy school and detention centre of 1976 military coup in Buenos Aires, Argentina on 28 June 2018. Photo: ReutersShackled in a lightless attic, Ricardo Coquet drew strength from the sound of cheers coming from soccer fans at the 1978 World Cup, held just blocks from the detention centre where he was imprisoned by the country’s military dictatorship.Forty years later, and ahead of Argentina’s World Cup match with France on Saturday, Coquet and other former political prisoners inaugurated a new exhibit at the Buenos Aires ESMA museum on Thursday. Once a Naval academy, the building became a memorial after Argentina’s military junta used it as a clandestine torture site.“This is a sacred place,” Coquet said, tears welling in his eyes as he revisited the dingy attic. “When we were in here, we did not belong to the world of the living.”As many as 30,000 people were forcibly disappeared by the government between 1976 and 1983, according to Argentina’s National Commission on Disappeared Persons.Imprisoned for over two years, Coquet said he and other inmates were routinely tortured by military officers. He is missing three fingers, two of which he said were a result of his abuse.Coquet, now 65, is one of around 5,000 men, women and children who were held at the center. More than 600 such facilities were used in Argentina following the 1976 US-backed military coup that installed a series of right wing dictators, according to the exhibit’s organizers.“Life revolves around football in Argentina” Coquet said. “But who wins a match is less important than who wins an election.”On display at the exhibit are personal effects of the prisoners, including art etched into bottlecaps and handmade playing cards prisoners would use to pass the time.“Testimony is the most important thing we have,” Coquet said. “But the goal, always, is greater justice.”Argentina defeated the Netherlands 3-1 to win the 1978 World Cup. It had stayed alive in the tournament with a controversial 6-0 win over Peru – a match that Peruvian officials accused Argentina of fixing.last_img read more

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Wellknown eateries in Balurghat run without Food Safety Licences

first_imgBalurghat: Most of the well-known eateries running in Balurghat have no ‘Food Safety Licences’.The matter came to light following joint drives conducted by the officials of the concerned district Food Safety Department and Balurghat Civic Body over the past two days.It may be mentioned that the state Urban Development department has instructed all civic bodies to conduct raids at restaurants and eateries after a racket selling rotten and stale meat was unearthed in Kolkata. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsThe concerned officials have asked the owners of the restaurants and eateries to follow the food safety norms strictly, failing which they will close down the establishments.During the drives, the officials found that the hotels and restaurants are being run flouting the mentioned norms. In most of the restaurants, the kitchens are being run in unhygienic conditions. However, no stale and rotten meat was found stored in the freezers. Civic officials said the former Left board was largely responsible for the menace of flouting the food safety measures by the owners of those eateries and running their establishments without any hindrance. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedAccording to a civic official, the erstwhile Left board had only distributed registrations to the owners of those establishments for Rs 100 to start their trades.District Food Safety Department official, Biswajit Manna said: “It is unfortunate that most reputed hotels and restaurants in town have no proper infrastructure. The kitchens are unhygienic. The establishments have no Food Safety Licenses too. We have instructed to follow the rules and regulations immediately.” The chairman of Balurghat Municipality, Rajen Shill echoed Manna and said: “We will monitor the situation. Several drives will also be conducted at the eateries in Balurghat in future. We have talked to the officials of district Food Safety Department regarding the matter.”The officials said the raids will be held everyday and restaurants found not following the norms will be booked.It may be mentioned that in Birbhum district, the civic officials have collected food samples from several restaurants and sent them to the laboratories for analysis.last_img read more

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