England will secure top spot in Group D of the Women’s World Cup if they avoid defeat against Japan in Nice on Wednesday.Phil Neville’s side have already secured narrow victories over both Argentina and Scotland, propelling them to the summit of the standings and to the brink of a simpler draw on paper for the last 16.Japan, the 2011 winners and 2015 runners-up, have proven the quality of a new generation. After drawing with Argentina and deservedly overcoming Scotland, they have already qualified for the knockout stages, regardless of the outcome of their final group game. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Game Japan women vs England women Date Wednesday, June 19 Time 8:00pm BST / 3:00pm ET Stream (US) fubo TV (7-day free trial) TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch In the United States (US), the game can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial).New users can sign up for a free seven-day trial of the live sports streaming service, which can be accessed via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV as well as on a web browser. US TV channel Online stream Fox Sports 1 fubo TV (7-day free trial) In the United Kingdom (UK), the game will be broadcast on BBC One. It can be streamed from BBC iPlayer or the BBC Sport app. UK TV channel Online stream BBC One BBC iPlayer / BBC Sport app Squads & Team News Position Japan women squad Goalkeepers Ikeda, Yamashita, Hirao Defenders Sameshima, Utsugi, Kumagai, Miyake, Shimizu, Ichise, Miyagawa, Minami Midfielders Sakaguchi, Nakajima, Momiki, Hasegawa, Sugita, Miura Forwards Sugasawa, Iwabuchi, Yokoyama, Kobayashi, Takarada, Endo Japan came through their clash with Scotland without suffering any injury concerns.Possible Japan starting XI: Yaamshita; Shimizu, Kumagai, Ichise, Sameshima; Nakajima, Miura, Sugita, Endo; Sugasawa, Iwabuchi Position England women squad Goalkeepers Bardsley, Telford, Earps Defenders McManus, Greenwood, Stokes, Williamson, Bronze, Bright, Daly, Houghton Midfielders Stanway, Moore, Scott, Walsh, Staniforth, Carney Forwards Mead, White, Kirby, Taylor, Parris, Duggan England are boosted by the return of Barcelona attacker Toni Duggan, who missed the opening two matches of the competition due to a thigh strain.Although Phil Neville has said that he wants to reward those who have played well thus far with more game time, pragmatism may take charge and rotation to preserve the energy reserves of his star players is possible.Possible England starting XI: Bardsley; Bronze, Houghton, McManus, Greenwood; Moore; Parris, Scott, Kirby, Duggan; TaylorBetting & Match Odds England are priced as 23/20 favourites with Bet365. Japan can be backed at 13/5, while a draw is available at 21/10.Click here to see all of bet 365’s offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more. Match Preview Wednesday’s Women’s World Cup clash at the Stade de Nice offers England a chance to show how far they have come over the last four years.In Canada 2015, they were defeated, heartbreakingly, 2-1 by Japan at the semi-final stage, with a stoppage-time own goal from Laura Bassett denying them the opportunity to meet the USA in the final.There is a belief that the game has developed, grown and improved since then, with successive wins over Scotland and Argentina already ensuring that Phil Neville’s side will return to the knockout stages of the 2019 edition.“Potentially this tie is a little more intense; in 2015 maybe we overachieved a little bit,” right-back Lucy Bronze explained on the eve of this clash. “We played very well in that semi-final and I think we probably could have won it, but now we have more belief. We want to win against any team that is in front of us to get to the final. We know we can.”Should England win the group, however, it would place them in the same half of the draw as the USA and France – two of the hot favourites to go all the way in the competition. Would second, therefore, be more favourable? Neville has refused to be drawn on the subject.“There is a long way to go; we have not looked beyond tomorrow night to be honest,” he said on Tuesday. “There are pitfalls to finishing first or second, but we are going out tomorrow night to win with the strongest team possible and the performance we’ve see in the last two games.“My view is that we want to win seven games in this World Cup.“I’ve got to be honest with you, I would bite your legs off to win tomorrow night.”Japan, meanwhile, are not considered to be the force they once were. The team is in a stage of transition, with the average age of the squad just 24, while 17 of their 23-strong panel were without a World Cup appearance before the competition.That has not stopped them booking a last-16 place with a match to spare and has fired the confidence of midfielder Emi Nakajima, who is targeting another win against the Lionesses.“I want to finish this phase with good results and good performances,” she said. “The quality of Japanese football comes in combination play. Our aim is to possess the ball and methodically advance towards the goal.”England have faced Japan three times in World Cup play previously: winning one, drawing one and losing one.
Pushkar: The abrogation of Jammu and Kashmir’s special status under Article 370, the current situation in the Valley and the Ram temple issue will top the agenda of the RSS’s coordination meeting here with its affiliates and allied organisations, including the BJP, sources said. The three-day ‘Samanvay Baithak’ will start on Saturday and will be attended by RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat, its top functionaries and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) working president J P Nadda. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ Deliberations will be held on various issues, including national security, the situation in the country’s border areas and environment conservation, the RSS’s publicity in-charge Arun Kumar said at a press conference in the Rajasthan city on Friday. RSS-affiliate ‘Seema Jagran’, which works in the border areas, may give a presentation on the abrogation of certain provisions of Article 370 and the situation in Kashmir that will be part of discussions at the meet, according to the sources. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K Similarly, the Swadeshi Jagran Manch and the Bhartiya Mazdoor Sangh will brief delegates on the overall economic slowdown in the country, they said. With the apex court hearing the Ayodhya land dispute case on a daily basis, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad will share details of the ongoing judicial proceedings in the matter, the sources said. “Over 200 delegates of 35 affiliates and allied organisations of the Sangh will attend the coordination meeting in which discussions will be held broadly on national security, the situation in borders areas of the country and environment conservation,” Kumar said. Issues related to women empowerment and their role in society, and the participation of youth in nation building will be taken up, he said, adding that a report, which has been prepared after conducting a survey among women and the youth, and people belonging to schedule castes and schedule tribes, will also be discussed. The report has been prepared on the prevailing social issues in the country. Discussions will be held on water conservation, development, employment opportunities and migration from border areas, Kumar said. This is the first coordination meeting of the RSS after the BJP’s victory in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. A detailed analysis of the BJP’s performance in the Lok Sabha elections and its recently-concluded membership drive will also be done. Besides Nadda, BJP general secretary (organisation) B L Santhosh and general secretary Ram Madhav will also attend the meeting. Kumar said no Union minister will attend the three-day meet as it is a coordination meeting of the RSS and its affiliates and allies.
Last week, Nick Cannon – multi-talented entertainer, comedian, artist and member of the board of directors of St. Mary’s – hosted Nick Cannon ROCKS Times Square benefiting St. Mary’s Healthcare System for Children at Hard Rock Cafe New York.Nick Cannon onstage with St. Mary’s kidsCredit/Copyright: Courtesy of Hard Rock InternationalTimes Square’s largest charity concert featured a headline performance by Grammy-award winning artist Nelly, with additional acts by Kehlani, Anthem Lights, The Craig Lewis Band, Alicia Michilli and Amanda Dilks. The red carpet also featured Miss USA Olivia Jordan, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson from the Brooklyn Nets, Cheese Chisholm from the Harlem Globetrotters and many others!
This year’s festival in the mountain town of Park City, Utah, not far from Salt Lake City, kicks off Thursday and runs through Jan. 29.Nine Canadian works are on the Sundance slate and three are from Indigenous producers:Music documentary Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World from Montreal’s Rezolution Pictures (written and directed by Catherine Bainbridge and Alfonso Maiorana);Heather Condo’s short film My Father’s Tools;Rise, Latimer’s nine-part documentary series for Rogers Media’s Viceland TV about native American environmental activism.Latimer is anxious to share stories about “global Indigenous resistance,” including protests at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation over the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline. She points out the themes are universal. “Everything changed” for Toronto-based Métis/Algonquin filmmaker Michelle Latimer’s career after her award-winning short film Choke won a jury prize at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, opening the door to more projects.“I think that’s what Sundance can offer, a platform not only for stories to get out but also filmmakers to have a future career,” said Latimer. “It’s kind of amazing.”Now heading into its 33rd year, actor-director Robert Redford started Sundance to showcase independent film and over time the festival developed a reputation for highlighting breakout movies that go on to bigger things, like Oscar-touted Manchester by the Sea, which premiered there a year ago. Whiplash, Beasts of the Southern Wild and Little Miss Sunshine also showed first at Sundance. Facebook Login/Register With: Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment
APTN National NewsThe Women’s Memorial March started off as a small event in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.Now, every Valentine’s Day it’s observed by thousands across the country.APTN’s Jaydon Flett reports hundreds gathered in Winnipeg.
firstname.lastname@example.org Chris MacIntyreAPTN NewsThe 39th annual Council of Yukon First Nations general assembly was held in Dawson City where 14 Yukon First Nations came to discuss priorities like education, child welfare, mental wellness and climate action.Delegates came together for three days of serious discussions and strategic planning but also had the opportunity to take part in celebration of culture through music and feasts.On the first day of meetings, Grand Chief of the Council of First Nations Peter Johnston was voted in for a second term in office. Johnston said the real work begins after the meetings.“The general assembly is a tool utilized to help bring us together to update,” he added. “It has other meanings such as celebration and bringing us together as people, but at the end of the day we get the mandate from the general assembly through resolution then we go out and start making the mandate come to life.”Yukon Regional Chief Kluane Adamek was one of the the many delegates that attended the meeting. With the recent report by the auditor general saying the education system is failing Indigenous, rural and special-needs students, education was a main topic of debate.Regional Chief of Alberta Marlene Poitras was also invited to the meetings and said that climate change is one of the topics that is also important to talk about.“if you look at across the country, I mean even across the world, the fires and the natural disasters that are happening. I think that we really need to start having those discussions especially when the scientists are saying we have five years,” she said.
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Faced with desperate choices and a bleak future in their own country, many Somali parents pay up to $10,000 to child traffickers, who “abandon” the children at airports and railway stations in European and North American countries, says “A Gap in their Hearts: the experience of separated Somali children,” which was prepared by OCHA’s independent humanitarian news service known as the Integrated Regional Information Network (IRIN).The report quotes child smugglers who claim that up to 250 children – mostly teenagers but some two to three year-olds – are sent out of Somalia every month. Families blame poor education, sparse health facilities, poverty and conflict as reasons to spent thousands of dollars to smuggle their children abroad.But while some “separated” children end up with caring relatives, some are burdened by serious psychological and identity problems; they are coached and intimidated to assume a new name, age and a made-up family history. The report also says that in extreme cases some fall into the hands of international criminal gangs. Houdan, a “separated” child studying biotechnology in Sweden, is quoted in the report as saying that for people like him, the problems outweigh advantages. “It is tragic…they can’t take advantage of the opportunities they are sent for because of their circumstances,” he says.The children also pose a challenge to host countries where immigration and security measures after the 11 September terror attacks in the United States have been tightened and their rights often come under question. With immigration one of the most important issues in the West today, the report says that development and aid is imperative rather than erecting more barriers in the host countries. After a decade of international neglect and collapse of the state in 1991, Somalia produces one of the largest groups of separated children who arrive in Europe and North America.
The 21st century has seen the rise of new forms of slavery, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned today in a message to mark the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, in which he also urged Member States to increase their efforts in the fight against the dehumanizing scourge. In his statement marking the Day, celebrated each year on 2 December, Mr. Ban noted that despite the approval of the Slavery Convention 85 years ago in which signatories vowed to prevent and suppress the slave trade, the practice had acquired new manifestations as it adapted to an ever-changing world.“The movement against slavery brought together the international community to declare that slavery practices constitute an affront to our common humanity and that no human being should be another’s property,” stated Mr. Ban. “Today, governments, civil society and the private sector must unite to eradicate all contemporary forms of slavery,” he added. The International Day for the Abolition of Slavery marks the date of the adoption by the General Assembly of the UN Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in Persons and of the Exploitation of the Prostitution of Others on 2 December 1949. The Day’s focus is on eradicating contemporary forms of slavery, such as debt bondage, serfdom and forced labour; trafficking of persons and trafficking for the purpose of organ removal; sexual exploitation, the worst forms of child labour, and the forced recruitment of children for use in armed conflict, but also forced marriage, the sale of wives, widow inheritance.According to the UN International Labour Organization (ILO), some 21 million women, men and children are currently trapped in slavery all over the world.Pointing to the UN Voluntary Trust Fund on Contemporary Forms of Slavery, the Secretary-General acknowledged that the UN already boasted “important tools” to advance the goal of slavery’s eradication but that maintaining adequate financing was difficult. “Over the past two decades, the Fund has assisted tens of thousands of victims of slavery in more than 90 countries. Yet the fund is in dire need of funding to fulfil its mandate and respond to the growing need,” Mr. Ban said as he appealed for governments and private enterprises to funnel investments into the Fund’s activities. “Together, let us do our utmost for the millions of victims throughout the world who are held in slavery and deprives of their human rights and dignity,” the UN chief stated.Drawing a particular emphasis on the nexus between bondage and forced marriage, the UN independent expert on contemporary forms of slavery, Gulnara Shahinian, also called for greater anti-slavery legislation, including the criminalization of all servile marriages. “Women and girls who are forced to marry and find themselves in servile marriages for the rest of their lives,” Ms. Shahinian said in a statement for the Day. “Women and girls should not be forced to marry. Women and girls should not be forced to spend their life time in slavery. Nothing can justify that.” The UN expert noted that women in servile marriages frequently experience human rights violations, such as domestic servitude and sexual slavery, and often suffer from violations to their right to health, education, non-discrimination and freedom from physical, psychological and sexual violence. She added, however, that solely focusing on the criminalization of servile marriages would not succeed in effectively combating the problem. “Such legislation should go hand in hand with community programmes to help detect, provide advice, rehabilitation, education and shelter where necessary,” the statement continued. “Public awareness raising campaigns should be implemented to highlight the nature and harm caused by forced and early marriages.” Independent experts, or special rapporteurs like Ms. Shahinian, are appointed in an honorary capacity by the Geneva-based UN Human Rights Council to examine and report back on a country situation or a specific human rights theme.
The No. 4 Ohio State Buckeyes welcome the Tulsa Hurricanes out of the American Athletic Conference to Columbus in the first meeting between the two teams in program history.Redshirt junior defensive tackle Tracy Sprinkle underwent season-ending surgery on his patellar tendon in his right knee on Sunday, so the Buckeyes must replace one starter from the season opener. A total of 18 redshirt freshmen or true freshmen are listed on the two-deep depth chart.Week Two offense versus Tulsa Rs. So. DE59 Tyquan Lewis13 Rashod Berry18 Jonathan CooperRs. Jr.Rs. Fr.Fr. WR-Z83 Terry McLaurinOR82 James Clark9 Binjimen VictorRs. So. DE6 Sam Hubbard OR11 Jayln Holmes 97 Nick Bosa Rs. So. LS49 Liam McCullough44 Aaron MawhirterRs. Fr.Sr. DT77 Michael Hill 67 Robert Landers Rs. Jr.Fr. TE85 Marcus Baugh88 A.J. AlexanderRs. Jr.Rs. Fr. QB16 J.T. Barrett10 Joe BurrowRs. Jr.Rs. Fr. RB25 Mike WeberOR4 Curtis Samuel2 Dontre WilsonRs. Fr. Jr.Sr. CB8 Gareon Conley3 Damon ArnetteRs. Jr.Rs. Fr. WLB33 Dante BookerOR48 Joe Burger47 Justin HilliardJr. SAF7 Damon Webb4 Jordan FullerJr.Fr. SLB35 Chris Worley17 Jerome BakerRs. Jr.Rs. Fr. SAF24 Malik Hooker34 Erick SmithRs. So.Jr. Jr. Rs. Sr.Rs. Fr. DT86 Dre’Mont JonesOR53 Davon Hamilton Rs. Fr. So. Rs. Fr. WR-X80 Noah BrownOR21 Parris Campbell11 Austin MackRs. So. Rs. Jr. MLB5 Raekwon McMillan38 Craig FadaJr.Rs. Sr. Rs. Sr. H-Back4 Curtis SamuelOR2 Dontre WilsonJr. Rs. Jr.Fr. So. CB2 Marshon LattimoreOR12 Denzel WardRs. So. LT 74 Jamarco Jones75 Evan LisleOR63 Kevin WoidkeJr.Rs. Jr. Sr. WR5 Corey SmithOR1 Johnnie DixonRs. Sr. Rs. So.Fr. Week Two defense versus Tulsa RT59 Isaiah Prince76 Branden BowenSo.Rs. Fr. P95 Cameron JohnstonSr. Jr.Fr. Week Two special teams versus Tulsa LG73 Michael Jordan69 Matthew BurrellFr.Rs. Fr. PR2 Dontre WilsonOR5 Corey SmithOR4 Curtis SamuelSr. C65 Pat Elflein79 Brady TaylorRs. Sr.Rs. So. K92 Tyler Durbin96 Sean NuernbergerSr.Jr. KR2 Dontre WilsonOR82 James ClarkOR1 Johnnie DixonSr. Rs. So. RG54 Billy Price78 Demetrius KnoxRs. Jr.Rs. So.
Show more Childline’s president Dame Esther Rantzen said: “Bullying can wreck young people’s lives, especially now that the bullies don’t stop at the school gates. Cyber-bullying can follow them home until it becomes a persecution they cannot escape. The number of children needing counselling for online bullying has increased by 88 per cent in five years.The NSPCC’s Childline service counselled 4,541 children this year, which was 13 per cent more than the previous year.Children as young as seven told Childline how they were scared to go to school after being bullied.“Every day I wake up scared to go to school, scared about the comments people will make and scared about walking home,” said one 13-year-old girl. “It is imperative that adults, parents and teachers, intervene to protect them, because we have learned over the years from Childline callers that bullying does not stop on its own, left alone it gets worse.”Schools must take this problem seriously, and above all children must ask for help.”The Childline report marks the start of Anti-Bullying Week, which is coordinated by the Anti Bullying Alliance. 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. “Then I get in and log onto my social networking site and there are horrible messages everywhere. It’s like there’s no escaping the bullies. I’m struggling to cope with how upset I feel so sometimes I cut myself just to have a release but it’s not enough. I can’t go on like this.”Young people told the helpline about the negative messages they received on social media, ranging from abusive comments about their looks; to those directly telling the person to kill themselves.One girl, 14, said: “I am being bullied by a girl at school. She has taken photos of me and posted them on Snapchat calling me fat and ugly and how I will never have a boyfriend. I have been having suicidal thoughts as this girl is really popular and she has turned my whole year against me.”
Pollution au Nigeria : les responsabilités de Shell dénoncéesAmnesty International et Les Amis de la Terre ont déposé plainte hier contre le groupe pétrolier anglo-néerlandais Shell, l’accusant d’avoir diffusé des informations trompeuses pour masquer ses responsabilités dans les fuites de pétrole de ses installations au Nigeria.C’est dans un communiqué conjoint que les deux associations ont annoncé avoir déposé une plainte auprès des représentations britannique et néerlandaise de l’Organisation de coopération et de développement économiques (OCDE). Les ONG accusent le géant pétrolier d’infractions aux directives de l’Organisation pour un comportement responsable des entreprises.À lire aussiLa Méditerranée est officiellement la mer la plus polluée par le plastique”Le recours de Shell à des informations inexactes et trompeuses pour attribuer à des actes de sabotage la majorité de la pollution pétrolière dans ses installations du Delta constitue une infraction aux directives de l’OCDE aux entreprises multinationales”, soulignent Amnesty International et Les Amis de la Terre, s’insurgeant contre “l’héritage épouvantable de dégâts à l’environnement” engendré par “cinquante ans d’exploitation des champs pétrolifères du Nigeria”. Dans leur communiqué, les ONG rappellent que l’eau utilisée par la population pour la pêche et l’alimentation est souillée de pétrole, tandis que les terres agricoles, comme le bétail, ont été détruites par cette pollution.Entre 2006 et juin 2010, le Nigeria aurait été victime de quelque 3.000 fuites d’hydrocarbures, a déclaré le ministre du Pétrole John Odey. Si dans les années 1990, Shell avait admis être responsable de nombreux cas de pollution dans le delta du Niger, la compagnie fait aujourd’hui “état de données trompeuses destinées à montrer que 98% des fuites de pétrole ont été causées par des actes de sabotage” dénoncent les associations, citées par l’AFP. Or ces données “manquent totalement de crédibilité”, assure Audrey Gaughran, chargée des questions internationales à Amnesty International.Face à ces accusations, le géant pétrolier affirme avoir fait part de toutes les fuites de pétrole des ses installations depuis 1996. “Chaque fuite fait l’objet d’une enquête indépendante par une équipe d’inspection comprenant SPDC (Shell), le DPR (Departement des ressources pétrolières) et des membres des communautés qui se mettent d’accord sur les causes et le volume de la fuite”, assure Shell.Le 26 janvier 2011 à 15:32 • Emmanuel Perrin
Diego Simeone insisted that he is still learning as a coach and he believes that his abilities will be examined once again as his Atletico Madrid will face Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal in the Europa League semifinals.The Argentinian coach admitted that it is going to be a really tough battle and Arsenal are a very strong team, especially at home and the chances between these two very strong sides are basically 50/50.The former midfielder spoke about his side’s chances as he said, according to Sports Keeda:“With their history, they are a very strong rival.”“They have a very important coach who is very capable with plenty of experience and quality footballers.Merson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“We know English football and at home, they are very strong. It is a 50-50.”“Jan is the best goalkeeper in the world and I hope he continues with us.”“He has a contract with us and I hope he remains happy and continues growing as he is today.”“All the teams that end up winning have great goalkeepers. I’ve never seen a champion team with a bad goalkeeper.”
-Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami has called a nationwide dawn-to-dusk general strike for Thursday (12 Oct) protesting at the arrest and remand of its ameer Maqbul Ahmad, secretary general Shafiqur, and six others.The party called the shutdown through a press release on Tuesday night.Read more: Jamaat ameer Maqbul, 7 others placed on 10-day remandJamaat’s acting ameer Mujibur Rahman in the press release urged party leaders and activists to enforce Thursday’s hartal peacefully.Earlier in the day, a Dhaka court placed Jamaat ameer Maqbul Ahmad, secretary general Shafiqur Rahman and six others on a 10-day remand for each in two cases.On Monday evening, the police detained Maqbul Ahmad, Shafiqur Rahman and seven other leaders and activists from a residence in the capital’s Uttara.Read more: Jamaat chief Maqbul, sec gen Shafiq, 7 others detainedThe police alleged that the Jamaat leaders were “holding a secret meeting there to carry out acts of sabotage”.In another press release earlier, Jamaat said its nayeb-e-ameer Mujibur Rahman, and assistant secretary general ATM Masud will now act as the ameer and the general secretary of the party respectively.
BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia addresses a huge public gathering at the capital’s Suhrawardy Udyan on Sunday. Photo: Saiful Islam/Prothom AloThe Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chairperson, Khaleda Zia, on Sunday said a fair general election is in no way possible under prime minister and Awami League president Sheikh Hasina.She demanded deployment of the army personnel with magistracy power to ensure free and fair parliamentary polls.Khaleda, a former prime minister, made clear her position on the next general elections, addressing a huge public gathering at the capital’s Suhrawardy Udyan.Khaleda Zia came down heavily on the authorities for obstructing people from entering Dhaka to join the public rally.Khaleda Zia came down heavily on the authorities for obstructing people from entering Dhaka to join the public rally.The BNP organised the rally to observe the National Revolution and Solidarity Day it observes on 7 November marking the civil-military upsurge in 1975 through which its founder and late president Ziaur Rahman was freed from military captivity.“All the roads have been blocked. Not only so, obstructions were put on my way in Gulshan with driver-less buses so that I myself cannot reach the rally ground. They [AL-led government people] have proved it today that they are so mean-minded,” alleged Khaleda and hastened to add, “Politics cannot be practised with such a narrow mind.”The BNP leader said the AL fears the people most and that’s why it puts up such blockades, files false cases against the BNP men, and arrests them with these false cases.“Our politics is of national unity. We’ve called for a national unity. There will be differences of opinion in a multi-party democracy, but all will have to work together for the sake of the country.“They fear democracy, they fear people and that’s why the way they had established one-party BKSAL rule, they now want to again establish one-party rule again.“They snatched away the people’s rights to speak. They will abduct whoever will speak up or they will land them in jail with false cases. They’ve repressed countless people over the last ten years.“We’ve said… I’ve said that we will forgive them, but the people know how much injustice they [AL] did to them. The people don’t agree that [pardoning rulers].“Even after that, if we want to bring back peace in politics, democracy will have to be brought back, freedom of expression should be ensured, and justice should be delivered,” said Khaleda.BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia speaks at a public rally at Suhrawardy Udyan on Sunday. Photo: BNPShe alleged that the ruling party men go off scot-free even committing murder. “On the other hand, our people are arrested, being implicated in false cases. They are taken to police station and they are shot in their legs. They’ve maimed numerous youths. They made numerous youths to disappear. They killed scores of youths.“Today people from house to house are wailing. They want to get rid of them [AL]. People want change. And that change will have to be brought through elections.“That’s why, people’s voting right which was snatched away by this government should be given back. In order to ensure that the people get back their rights, the general elections should be held under a non-partisan neutral poll-time government.“An atmosphere should be created for a fair election, because no fair election can be held under Hasina. They rigged even the local government elections. Awami League hoodlums drive away agents of their rival candidates’ agents,” she added.Khaleda alleged that the AL wants to hold an election forcibly to cling on to power.Calling on the election commission to take initiatives to install a party-neutral election-time government, she said, “It is your responsibility to ensure a fair election. EVM should not be used.“As our politics is for the people, we said the people’s voting rights must be ensured so that mother, father, sister, brother, and all the citizens of my country can exercise their franchise without any fear,” said Khaleda.Demanding army deployment in the next 11th general elections with magistracy power, Khaleda questioned why the election commission says that the army cannot be deployed and the EVM will be used.“It suggests that the EC wants to do whatever the government is saying. There should be no use of EVM and armed forces will have to be deployed with magistracy power in the general elections.“Hasina’s hoodlums carry illegal arms as well. They are killing and abducting people. If the armed forces are deployed, Hasina’s hoodlums will capture the polling stations. That’s why we have said army should be deployed with magistracy power so that they can move around freely,” said Khaleda.In reaction to the AL’s allegation that the BNP kills people, Khaleda claimed that her party never indulges in the politics of killing people. “It’s rather you [AL] who all along did the politics of killing people, ranging from introduction of BKSAL [to the 2014 one-sided election without voters].”Speaking about the AL “misdeeds”, Khaleda said, “Today I am demanding a caretaker government system. The question is who demanded it first. Were not AL and Jamaat-e-Islami who demanded a caretaker government first? They enforced general strikes for as much as 173 days for realising their demand for the caretaker government. They created reign of terror during the general strikes. They beat up office goers. They stripped off clothes of a government official as well. This is the character of Awami League.”She went on saying, “Who set fire to buses? It’s the AL which put buses on fire. AL burnt people to death by setting fire to bus by gunpowder. There is no end of Awami League’s misdeeds.”She alleged the AL filed false cases against the BNP men after setting fire to buses.Calling on the AL to hold a fair election to judge what the people of the country want, Khaleda said, “The 5 January 2014 election was not an election as such. So, this government as well as this parliament are totally illegitimate.”Khaleda Zia praised the AL general secretary, Obaidul Quader, for speaking some truth and said, “He said they will have to stay in the power to save their back. I want to say that we are not like you people. We want to purge you. We will try to make you true humans. That’s why you’ll have to come to people.”Asking AL senior leaders to raise voice for a neutral polls, she said, “Those of you are senior, you understand the pulse of the people. People want a neutral election. A neutral election cannot be held under a partisan government, not to speak of a government led by Hasina.”Khaleda also threw a challenge to her arch-rival to judge her popularity by holding a neutral election.“The country is not moving. Nothing is working here. There is no government in place. So, only a fair election can solve all the crises.”Khaleda alleged that the AL government has destroyed this country. “It promised that it will ensure rice at Tk 10 a kg, but my question is: Why do the people need to buy rice at Tk 70 a kg. The price of every essential commodity has gone beyond the reach of the commoners,” added Khaleda.Recalling an election pledge of the AL that it will ensure jobs for youths in every house, the BNP leader said it has rather presented every house with unemployment.Dwelling on government’s development claim, the former prime minister alleged the AL is rather looting public money in the name of development.“The construction cost here in Bangladesh is three-time that in the European countries. They deceive people in every step. How long can these deception, repression and oppression last? It cannot last for long.”She alleged that the AL’s student wing Bangladesh Chhatra League is creating a reign of terror in the educational institutions across the country by indulging in crimes like violence against women and assaulting teachers.Calling on the AL to bring an end to the “politics of abduction and killing”, Khaleda said, “Many of our youths have remained missing for long. Their only offence is they do politics of the BNP.Shedding light on the judiciary, the former prime minister said the country’s chief justice is sent abroad forcibly. “Again, he is forced to resign by sending agency people abroad.”Khaleda claimed that the just-resigned chief justice, Surendra Kumar Sinha, wanted to return to the country. “But he was not allowed to return. Pressure was mounted on him to resign, because he speaks some truth. This is the situation.“Whenever AL comes to power, scams happen in the share market. We never heard that Bangladeshis deposit money with Swiss banks. Since this Awami League came to power, its ministers and MPs deposited money with the Swiss banks. Corruption is unbridled and all pervasive.”Quoting a study of a private organisation, Khaleda said as much as Tk 4.5 trillion has been siphoned off from the country in the last ten years.She said unemployment allowance will be given to those youths if the BNP comes back to power.Khaleda Zia-led BNP, its alliance and all major opposition parties boycotted the previous elections held on 5 January 2014, demanding installation of an election-time caretaker government.On Sunday, the BNP was allowed holding such a big gathering in the capital after about one and a half years. The Dhaka metropolitan police, however, put as many as 23 conditions while allowing the gathering.
DU researchers find antibiotics in milk again. Photo: UNBResearchers again claimed to have found traces of antibiotics in 10 samples of pasteurised and unpasteurised milk produced by several companies, reports UNB.Ten samples — seven pasteurised and three unpasteurised — were again tested last week, said a press release signed by professor ABM Faruque, the former director of Dhaka University’s Biomedical Research Centre.Pasteurised products of Pran, Milk Vita, Igloo, Aarong, and Farm Fresh were tested, the statement released on Saturday said.New tests found four types of antibiotics in three samples, three types of antibiotics in six samples and two types in one sample.”We’ll try to publish results of these tests and others in future for the sake of the people,” professor Faruque said.He requested the authorities concerned to run regular tests on the products and improve their qualities.Professor Faruque could not be reached for comments for this report.Earlier on 25 June, researchers announced about finding traces of detergent and antibiotics in samples of pasteurised and unpasteurised milk of Pran, Milk Vita, Igloo, Aarong, and Farm Fresh.All seven samples of pasteurised milk contained antibiotics used to treat humans, professor Faruque had said.Detergent was detected in three samples of pasteurised and an unpasteurised one, he added.
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) – Louisville coach Jeff Walz wanted to keep Clemson out of the paint and force the Tigers to take tough jump shots from long range.The third-ranked Cardinals figured out how to do it just in time to avoid a major upset.Asia Durr scored 24 points, and Louisville pulled away to beat Clemson 75-67 on Friday night in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament.Dana Evans had seven of her 15 points during a fourth-quarter run that helped the second-seeded Cardinals (28-2) separate themselves from the Tigers and advance to the semifinals for the fifth time in five years in the ACC.The key, Walz said, was that his players finally kept themselves in front of the Tigers’ driving threats. The Cardinals outscored Clemson by 10 in the paint in the fourth quarter.”I thought we finally did exactly what we were trying to do defensively, and that was to make them shoot contested outside shots,” Walz said. ”We finally got our feet on the 3-point line.”Arica Carter added 10 points and Sam Fuehring finished with 14 rebounds for Louisville, which trailed 60-54 entering the fourth before outscoring Clemson 19-5 during the first 3 1/2 minutes. The Cardinals held the Tigers to 2-of-11 shooting during that span.Aliyah Collier and Simone Westbrook scored 17 points apiece while Kobi Thornton and Danielle Edwards each finished with 11 for the seventh-seeded Tigers (19-12). Playing in their first quarterfinal since 2009, they were denied their first appearance in the semifinals in 18 years.”As much as we like to say we’re just trying to be us, Louisville was just Louisville and played great defense when it mattered most,” Clemson coach Amanda Butler said.BIG PICTUREClemson: For more than 30 minutes, the Tigers looked capable of pulling the first seismic upset at the tournament and giving themselves their biggest victory under Butler, the ACC’s coach of the year in her first season at the school. Though they lost their advantage in the paint in the fourth, they served notice that they’ll be a tough out in the NCAA Tournament.Louisville: The Cardinals found out how tough it is to defend a tournament championship. Playing as a reigning champ for the first time in a quarter-century – the year after they won the Metro Conference title in 1993 – they took the Tigers’ best shot but made all the plays down the stretch of their fourth straight ACC Tournament victory.BRACKET WATCHThe Cardinals have nothing to worry about, though they didn’t look like their usual sharp selves for most of this one. The Tigers seem like a safe bet to receive their first NCAA bid since 2002, but they could have laid claim to a better seed had they polished off the upset. Walz said Clemson ”without a doubt” will be playing in the NCAA Tournament.STAR WATCHDurr played two days after she was selected as the league’s player of the year for the second straight year, making her the first two-time winner since Maryland’s Alyssa Thomas won the award three years in a row from 2012-14. ”For Asia to be able to do what she’s done and get back-to-back player of the years is pretty amazing,” Walz said.UP NEXTClemson: Awaits an at-large selection to the NCAA Tournament.Louisville: Advances to Saturday’s ACC semifinals.Print Friendly Version Box Score (PDF) Photo Gallery Story Links Postgame Quotes
Kolkata: A 5-year-old boy from Murshidabad, who suffered severe head injury during an accident, was given a new lease of life by doctors at the SSKM Hospital.The victim, Ajijur Rahman, (5) was playing inside his house on Saturday when he suddenly fell on a sharp kitchen utensil. He suffered deep injuries in his head and bled profusely. The family members took the boy to the Murshidabad Medical College and Hospital. After primary treatment, the victim was shifted to the SSKM Hospital. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataThe patient was admitted at the emergency ward of the SSKM Hospital on Sunday. The doctors found that the patient’s artery was badly injured after being hit by a sharp kitchen utensil. A medical team has been set up at the hospital after the doctors felt the need of an emergency operation. The team of doctors performed a surgery and repaired the artery of the patient. According to the SSKM Hospital sources, the victim’s skull was also injured during the accident. The operation was risky and the doctors took various preventive measures. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateThe doctors were also cautious at the time of the operation as a small mistake could have killed the patient. According to a senior official of the hospital, the patient was brought to the SSKM Hospital in a very serious condition. At the time of the operation, it was found that blood had got clotted inside his skull. If the patient was not operated on time, there was a possibility of him getting paralyzed. He could have suffered a stroke. Timely surgical intervention saved his life.
Costa Rica’s Foreign Ministry on Tuesday sent a proposal to Nicaragua to restart negotiations over maritime borders in both the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean.The note was sent by Foreign Minister Enrique Castillo to his Nicaraguan counterpart Samuel Santos and also will be delivered to both the Security Council of the United Nations and to the Secretary General of the Organization of American States. Both countries had previously requested in 2002 the technical support of the U.N. to begin negotiations.Costa Rica also proposed that “pending a final settlement, and only with a spirit of understanding and cooperation” during a transition period of negotiations, the temporary maritime borders would be an equidistant line that starts from the land ends of the international border of the two countries under the 1858 Treaty, to a distance of 200 nautical miles.Both nations have a territorial conflict on the Caribbean coast involving a wetland area of 2.5 kilometers that both countries claim as their own.Castillo said the proposal sent to Nicaragua “is part of the process that our country has taken to reach amicable agreements with its neighbors in the delimitation of maritime areas.”Nicaraguan officials have not yet responded to Costa Rica’s request.Costa Rica last week reached an agreement with Ecuador that lays the foundation for marine scientific research in preparation for a proposal that will be submitted to the U.N. in coming days. Facebook Comments No related posts.