Kolkata: The West Bengal government has changed the Commissioner of Bidhannagar City Police four times in four days, raising questions about clarity in the top level of the administration. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee also handles the Home (Police) portfolio. Laxmi Narayan Meena, who was the Commissioner of Asansol-Durgapur City, is the current Bidhannagar Commissioner of Police, a government order said on Wednesday. Earlier, Bidhannagar CP Gyanwant Singh, who was replaced by N. Ramesh Babu during the general elections, was given back his charge on Sunday. Also Read – City bids adieu to Goddess Durga Next day, an official statement directed Nishat Parvez, who was the Deputy Inspector General(DIG) Operations of the Criminal Investigation Department, to replace Singh as the Bidhannagar CP. On Tuesday, there was again a fresh order which cancelled Pervez’s appointment and directed him to continue in his old post. The Commissioner of Siliguri City Police, Bharat Lal Meena was given the charge for a day, to be replaced by Laxmi Narayan Meena through a new notification on Wednesday. Bharat Lal Meena was reinstated as the CP of Siliguri City Police.
By Zainab CalcuttawalaRabat – Mars and Snickers chocolate bars were recalled from 55 countries – including Morocco – on Tuesday after a German consumer found a “small piece of plastic” in his Snickers bar.An investigation conducted by Mars, the parent company for Snickers, found that the piece of plastic – discovered on January 8th – came from protective filters used by the plant in Veghel, Netherlands, that produced the bars. The company only recalled bars made in the Dutch plant. “We cannot be sure that this plastic was only in that particular Snickers. We do not want any products on the market that may not meet our quality requirements, so we decided to take them all back,” a Mars Netherlands spokesperson was quoted by the BBC as saying.Milky Way minis and Celebrations chocolates produced in the plant were also recalled. Manufacturing dates for the products in recall vary, but in general, those with a “best-before” date between June 19, 2016, and January 8, 2017 are in question.In addition to Morocco, the recall affected many countries in the Middle East and North Africa – including, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, the Palestinian territories, and the United Arab Emirates.This is the first time the company has had to recall products made at its Veghel factory, which was established in 1963 and employs around 1,200 people.The New Jersey-based company owns 29 chocolate brands including M&M’s, Galaxy, Twix, Bounty and Maltesers. Besides chocolates, Mars also manufactures Wrigley gum, Uncle Ben’s Rice, Dolmio pasta sauce and Pedigree pet food.
A 28-year-old man was sent to hospital with a gunshot wound Thursday afternoon.Regina police responded to a report of a man shot in the 1100 block of Garnet Street at 4:12 p.m. Thursday. Officers located the victim suffering from serious injuries and he was transported to hospital for further treatment.Anyone with information that could assist police in this investigation is asked to contact the Regina Police Service at 306-777-6500, or your local law enforcement agency, or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).
The 23-member panel, formally known as the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, will meet at UN Headquarters from 14 January to 1 February to look at the record of the eight nations – Fiji, Iceland, Estonia, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Sri Lanka, Portugal and the Russian Federation – in complying with the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women.Under that treaty – which now has 168 States parties – countries must end discrimination against women in the enjoyment of all civil, political, economic and cultural rights. In pursuing the Convention’s goals, States parties are encouraged to introduce affirmative action measures designed to promote equality between women and men.Often described as the international bill of rights for women, the Convention, in its 30 articles, provides an agenda for national action to end discrimination against women. It spells out the basis for realizing equality between men and women through ensuring women’s equal access to – and equal opportunities in – political and public life as well as education and employment. States parties agree to take measures, including legislative and temporary special measures, so that women can enjoy all their human rights and fundamental freedoms.
South Korea says it’s preparing for more possible cyberattacks as banks recover from shutdown by Sam Kim, The Associated Press Posted Mar 21, 2013 9:57 am MDT SEOUL, South Korea – South Korea said Friday it was preparing for the possibility of more cyberattacks as a new team of investigators tried to determine if North Korea was behind a synchronized shutdown of tens of thousands of computers at six South Korean banks and media companies.Many in Seoul suspect hackers loyal to Pyongyang were responsible for Wednesday’s attack, but South Korean officials have yet to assign blame and say they have no proof yet of North Korea’s involvement. Pyongyang hasn’t yet mentioned the shutdown.The investigation could take weeks, but an initial finding linked a Chinese Internet Protocol address to one of the banks affected.South Korea has set up a team of computer security experts from the government, military and private sector to identify the hackers and is preparing to deal with more possible attacks, presidential spokesman Yoon Chang-jung told reporters Friday. He didn’t elaborate on the possibility of more attacks, but said the prime minister would later hold a meeting to discuss ways to beef up cybersecurity at institutions overseeing infrastructure such as roads and electricity.Determining who’s behind a digital attack is often difficult. But North Korea is a leading suspect for several reasons. It has unleashed a torrent of threats against Seoul and Washington since punishing U.N. sanctions were imposed for Pyongyang’s Feb. 12 nuclear test. It calls ongoing routine U.S.-South Korean military drills a threat to its existence. Pyongyang also threatened revenge after blaming Seoul and Washington for a separate Internet shutdown that disrupted its own network last week. Seoul alleges six cyberattacks by North Korea on South Korean targets since 2009.If the attack was in fact carried out by North Korea, it may be a warning to Seoul that Pyongyang is capable of breaching its computer networks with relative ease.The cyberattack did not affect South Korea’s government, military or infrastructure, and there were no initial reports that customers’ bank records were compromised. But it disabled cash machines and disrupted commerce in this tech-savvy, Internet-dependent country, renewing questions about South Korea’s Internet security and vulnerability to hackers.The attack disabled some 32,000 computers at broadcasters YTN, MBC and KBS, as well as three banks. The broadcasters said their programming was never affected.All three of the banks that were hit were back online and operating regularly Friday. It could be next week before the media companies have fully recovered.A malicious code that spread through the server of one target, Nonghyup Bank, was traced to an IP address in China, the state-run Korea Communications Commission said in an announcement of initial findings. Regulators said all six attacks appeared to come from “a single organization.” The investigation is continuing into the shutdown at the five other firms.An IP address can be an important clue as to the location of an Internet-connected computer but can easily be manipulated by hackers operating anywhere in the world.The Chinese IP address identified by the South Korean communications regulator belongs to an Internet services company, Beijing Teletron Telecom Engineering Co., according to the website tracking and verification service Whois. A woman who answered the telephone number listed on Beijing Teletron’s website denied the company was involved in the cyberattack. She refused to identify herself or provide further information.Wednesday’s cyberattack does not fit the mould of previous attacks blamed on China. Chinese hacking, either from Beijing’s cyber-warfare command or freelance hackers, tends to be aimed at collecting intelligence and intellectual property, not at disrupting commerce.China is home to a sizable North Korean community, both North Koreans working in the neighbouring nation and Chinese citizens of ethnic ancestry who consider North Korea their motherland. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (third from right) tours the Sultan’s Armed Forces Museum while in Oman to deliver a lecture at the College of National Defence. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (third from left) dines with Yousef Bin Al-Alawi Bin Abdulla, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs of the Sultanate of Oman. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe A group photo of Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (fifth from left) with UN staff working in Oman. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe ‹›“I hope to replicate this model elsewhere,” Mr. Ban stressed. “This also helps us form tighter partnerships with the regional organizations that have a frontline role in addressing the tensions and conflicts in their neighbourhood,” he explained.Third, it is necessary to invest in the UN’s instruments for prevention, peace-making and peacebuilding by providing proper resourcing and support for the Political Affairs department, which is currently stretched thin.Fourth, a system-wide approach to prevention is crucial, using all available tools – development, human rights and political – to address the root causes of conflict.Experience has shown that short-sighted policies, heavy-handed approaches, a single-minded focus only on security measures and an utter disregard for human rights have often made things worse,” Mr. Ban said. “Preventing violent extremism means avoiding policies that turn people against each other, alienate already marginalized groups, and play into the hands of the enemy, he said.”Finally, more must be done to involve women and young people, and ensure the inclusion of traditionally marginalized groups. “Societies that are inclusive tend to navigate social differences peacefully,” he declared. “Societies that empower women, practice tolerance and embrace diversity will promote stability and cohesion,” noted the Secretary-General. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (left) meets with Yousef Bin Al-Alawi Bin Abdulla, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs of the Sultanate of Oman. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (left) meets with Sayyid Badr bin Saud al-Busaidi, Minister for Defence Affairs of the Sultanate of Oman. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe “We draw on many tools to help societies navigate differences and achieve peace,” he said. “But we must do better. We know it is far better to prevent a fire than to fight a fire after it has started – yet prevention still does not receive the political attention, commitment and resources that it deserves,” he said.“Conflict prevention and mediation for peaceful political solutions must move up the agenda. With record-shattering humanitarian needs across the world – including the largest refugee crisis in decades – we need to think differently,” he added, laying out a five-step programme within in the context of reducing the chances of another Syria, another Yemen. First, to protect the space for prevention and mediation efforts, UN representatives need to be able to talk to a wide range of actors, including those that some Governments will not engage.Second, The UN needs to be close to the ground to build trust and confidence and expand its network of regional centres of preventive diplomacy, which at present exist only in parts of Africa and in Central Asia. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (front row, centre) and his wife, Yoo Soon-taek (left) tour the Royal Opera House in Muscat. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (centre) salutes guards after his meeting with Sayyid Badr bin Saud al-Busaidi. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (centre) speaks with UN staff while on an official visit to Oman. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon delivers a lecture at Oman’s College of National Defence, in Muscat. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe
They’re student leaders who have made significant contributions to Brock University or the wider community, and on Monday they were honoured with the President’s Surgite Awards.Ten Brock students from across the University’s seven Faculties were given the awards in recognition for the work they’ve done during their time studying here.“Students at Brock are supported and encouraged to develop their leadership, academic, student life and community engagement skills and contributions,” said President Gervan Fearon. “The students receiving these awards have excelled at these activities and exemplify the values of being outstanding students at the University and across the broader community.”Aynsley Maves, a Concurrent Education student who was also a member of the varsity cross-country team, said the honour from the President was appreciated.“Throughout my four years at Brock, I have worked hard to make the most of my undergraduate experience. I participated in varsity athletics and passionately dedicated my time to both my academics and charitable initiatives,” she said. “While I did not commit myself to any of these endeavours for the purposes of recognition, I was highly honoured to be acknowledged by Dr. Fearon and the rest of the President’s Surgite Award selection committee.”Tom Dunk, Interim Provost and Vice-President, Academic, said the awards are meant to be an extra achievement students can use as they head out into the workforce.“We recognize in that doing what you’ve done, it’s good for your resumés, but you’ve also improved the lives of our students and life at Brock, and in some cases, within the broader community. We recognize your contribution to making everyone proud of Brock locally, nationally and beyond.”2017-18 President’s Surgite Award winners:Allison Flynn-Bowman, Community HealthAniqah Zowmi, Social Justice and Equity StudiesEvans Boadi, Mathematics and StatisticsSarah Mohammed, Child HealthNicholas Lepore, AccountingMichael Tolentino, Biolomedical SciencesAynsley Maves, Concurrent EducationChristine Saleeb, Medical SciencesVanessa Cservid, Medical SciencesMatthew McGarr, Medical Sciences
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. A Tory MP and former soldier has said people who wear white poppies rather than red ones are “attention seekers” who should be ignored.While the red poppy remembers the sacrifice made by British troops and the combined forces in conflict, the white poppy represents all war casualties, regardless of alliance. But Johnny Mercer said the white poppies – endorsed and distributed by the Peace Pledge Union (PPU) – are “attention-seeking rubbish” and called for people to “ignore” those wearing them. The Plymouth MP and former Army captain, in a tweet commending veteran Brian Wood for announcing he would be wearing his red poppy this year to mark armistice, said: “If you don’t want to wear a poppy don’t bother; they fought and died so you could choose.”But don’t deliberately try and hijack its symbolism for your own ends.” The PPU condemned his comments in a tweet saying: “We are not hijacking anything.”The union’s website states white poppies are worn in the run-up to Remembrance Day every year by thousands of people in the UK and beyond and have been around for more than eighty years. “There are three elements to the meaning of white poppies: they represent remembrance for all victims of war, a commitment to peace and a challenge to attempts to glamorise or celebrate war,” it states. White poppies are attention seeking rubbish. Ignore the wearers of them. If you don’t want to wear a poppy don’t bother; they fought and died so you could choose. But don’t deliberately try and hijack it’s symbolism for your own ends. Well done @BrianWoodMC https://t.co/HRK3wW3qY5— Johnny Mercer MP (@JohnnyMercerUK) October 22, 2018
Children should be taught about the dangers of “sexting” and pornography at school, the first official guidelines for online education say.The Department for Education is publishing an advice document that stipulates which topics should be covered when teaching pupils about technology and the internet.In lessons, teachers could explain what sorts of online activities are illegal, particularly where it may be seen as “normal” behaviour among youngsters, such as “youth-produced sexual imagery” otherwise known as “sexting”.“This could include copyright, sharing illegal content such as extreme pornography or terrorist content, as well as the illegality of possession, creating or sharing any explicit images of a child even if created by a child,” the guidance says.Children could also be taught how to spot fake websites and how games encourage users to keep playing. Different types of online abuse such as sexual harassment, bullying, trolling and intimidation could also be covered.Under legislation passed in 2017, age-appropriate relationship education is to become compulsory in all primary schools, while sex and relationship education is compulsory in secondaries.Speaking at the NSPCC annual conference today, Damian Hinds, the Education Secretary, will say: “I have seen some online companies arguing that children should be treated as adults online once they pass the age of 13. “To them I say this: children are children – this is as true in the online world as the real one. “You have a responsibility to your young users and it is time for you to step up to make sure they are protected from online harms and upsetting content until they reach adulthood.” 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.
Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedCuba marks end of an era as Castro hands over to Diaz-CanelApril 19, 2018In “World”Cuban vote begins end of Castro eraMarch 9, 2018In “World”US urges new Cuba leader to end ‘repression’April 20, 2018In “Regional” Cuban First Vice President Miguel Diaz-Canel. (Photo: AFP)HAVANA, Cuba (AFP) — Cuba’s National Assembly on Wednesday began a historic two-day meeting to elect a successor to President Raul Castro, whose departure will end his family’s six-decade grip on power.Stepping down at the age of 86, Castro will leave the way open for a new generation of leaders, with Assembly members widely expected to vote in his successor of choice, First Vice President Miguel Diaz-Canel.A silver-haired 57-year-old, Diaz-Canel has spent decades climbing the party ranks, becoming Castro’s right-hand man in 2013.At the two-day meeting, which began early on Wednesday, the 605-seat National Assembly is to vote in a new Council of State, which counts 31 members and whose head will automatically become president.Although the session was initially planned for Thursday, the decision was taken earlier this week to extend it across two days “to facilitate the procedures during an event of such significance.”The session is closed to the press and no details have been given about the program.Although the vote could take place on Wednesday, the new president’s name is not expected to be made public until Thursday, which is April 19 — a date heavy with symbolism.It falls on the 57th anniversary of the Bay of Pigs invasion, when the CIA tried to overthrow Castro in 1961, an episode Havana has long proclaimed as American imperialism’s first great defeat in Latin America.Raul Castro has been in power since 2006, when he took over after illness sidelined his brother Fidel, who seized power in the 1959 revolution.Between them, the Castro brothers ruled Cuba for nearly 60 years, making the Caribbean island a key player in the Cold War and helping keep communism afloat despite the collapse of the Soviet Union.
Deutsche Bank recently visited Boseto, where construction is underway at Discovery Metal’s (DML) 100% owned Boseto copper project in Botswana. The 3 Mt/y operation will produce ~35,000 t/y copper and 1 Moz/y silver at average cash costs of $1.48/lb, with commissioning salted for mid-2012. The bank said – “following our recent site visit we remain bullish on the potential for further discoveries.“We have assumed DML’s DP for our modelling which calls for a 15 year 3 Mt/y combined open pit and underground operation producing ~35,000 t/y copper in concentrate. While this is above the current reserve inventory of 21.8 Mt at 1.4% Cu (304,000 t Cu) an updated Zeta underground resource is due next quarter ahead of the December quarter BFS update. We have assumed LOM diesel power and more conservative cash costs of US$1.48/lb net of silver credits but including royalties.“Finalising funding and construction on track for 2Q CY12 commissioning. With $161 million cash, and banks mandated for $180 million debt (finalise May), DML is fully funded (Plant $175 million, fleet $75 million). At Boseto the plant, offices and camp site are at the concrete pour stage and critical path items such as mills and diggers are due to arrive on site in October ready for 2Q CY12 commissioning.“Resource growth seems a formality, ore widths and grades the key. Current resources stand at 102 Mt @ 1.4% Cu and 19.5 g/t Ag, spread over two main deposits Plutus (16 Mt) and its extension Petra (9 Mt) and Zeta (35 Mt) butwith the defined deposits open at depth, 1,300 km of further prospective strike length yet to be tested (Hanna Mining having proven other structures are mineralised), we are excited about the exploration potential of DML’s 9,656 km2 holding. DML has restarted it regional program and with a $1million/month budget (five rigs) regular newsflow is expected.
We’ve all seen replicas of our favorite comic book character’s costumes, but this one is something else. Inspired by the suit seen in Iron Man 2, the Iron Man Mark V Briefcase Armour is unique because it transforms from a briefcase into a fully-detailed, functional suit of armor.Okay, so when we say “briefcase,” we really mean large, irregular-shaped bag, but the creator, Ryan Brooks, or as he calls himself, the Real Tony Stark, had good intentions. He said it was a “little larger” than he had anticipated, which is due to the leg armor and its space requirements. It holds together well though, and weighs a total of 25 lbs.AdChoices广告The backside of the briefcase shows the foil tubing, which becomes the back of the knees. The handle can’t actually support any weight, but it’s really the only evidence left that this is an actual briefcase. The handle splits and rotates to fit onto the back of each boot.A costume like this isn’t a something you can whip up in a weekend. The suit took over 1,200 hours of work. Brooks used more than 4,000 LEGO Technic pieces; 483 individual pieces of high-impact polystyrene plastic armor, which he heat-formed individually by hand; 4 coats of paint; 145 magnets; and so much more. Brooks lists every single material, so you can hypothetically recreate the suit if you have that much time on your hands.It’s not just a suit, though. It also has built-in glowing eyes, a lighted arc reactor, and creates sound effects using an Arduino Lilypad, among other things.The costume was so good it took “Best in Show” at Toronto Comic Con 2011. You can view the full photo gallery, which explains the entire process in depth.via Cosplay.com.
FIV : des chercheurs expérimentent l’implantation d’embryons à trois ADN différents Des scientifiques britanniques travaillent actuellement sur un projet d’implantation d’embryon contenant de l’ADN de trois personnes différentes. Une procédure qui pourrait prévenir les troubles héréditaires. Pour éviter les malformations génétiques qui touchent des centaines d’enfants dans le monde, des chercheurs britanniques ont élaboré une procédure d’implantation d’embryons contenant du matériel génétique de trois personnes différentes. Les troubles héréditaires les plus fréquents comprennent notamment la cécité, l’insuffisance d’organes, les troubles musculaires, les troubles d’apprentissage et le diabète. Des problèmes qui peuvent dans certains cas aller jusqu’à la mort du nourrisson. A l’origine de ces maladies : des mutations de l’ADN mitochondrial, qui se trouve uniquement dans l’ovule de la mère. Pour prévenir la transmission de ces mutations, les chercheurs ont développé des protocoles basés sur un mélange entre l’ADN des parents et une petite quantité d’ADN mitochondrial à partir d’un ovule d’une donneuse.Il ne s’agit pas d’une “Fécondation In Vitro entre trois parents”Robin Lovell-Badge, l’un des principaux auteurs de l’étude, met en garde contre d’éventuelles interprétations hasardeuses. D’après ses propos rapportés par The Guardian, toute appellation faisant référence à une “Fécondation In Vitro entre trois parents” doit être bannie. “Ce n’est pas un terme que nous avons utilisé, et ce n’est pas un terme qui doit être utilisé”, martèle-t-il. En effet, la part du matériel génétique mitochondrial provenant de l’ovule de la donneuse est infime comparée à celle de l’ADN des parents. A l’heure actuelle, deux techniques ont été expérimentées. La première consiste à transférer l’ADN d’un ovule de la mère vers l’ovule d’une donneuse privé auparavant de son noyau. L’ovule hybride est par la suite fécondé par un spermatozoïde du père. L’autre méthode nécessite le transfert de l’ADN des deux parents d’un œuf fécondé dans l’œuf également fécondé de donateurs dont le noyau a été retiré.À lire aussiL’axolotl, cet étonnant animal capable de se régénérer, révèle ses secretsPour le moment, les techniques sont encore à l’état de projet, seulement testées en laboratoire et uniquement sur des embryons d’animaux. Robin Lovell-Badge précise que lors de ces expérimentations, les méthodes semblaient “être à la fois sûres et efficaces”. Toutefois, pour pouvoir prétendre à une application sur l’homme, les travaux devront passer l’examen du gouvernement britannique. Celui-ci devrait prendre en considération des questions juridiques et éthiques de sorte à apporter les modifications nécessaires aux lois concernant l’expérimentation sur des embryons humains.Le 20 avril 2011 à 16:54 • Emmanuel Perrin
L’encens pourrait disparaître Les arbres qui produisent la résine dont on se sert pour fabriquer l’encens risque de disparaitre d’ici 50 ans, indique une étude anglaise.Les Boswellias poussent en Afrique de l’Est et dans la péninsule arabique. C’est de ces arbres que l’on extrait la résine qui permet de fabriquer l’encens. Or, selon une étude menée par la Société britannique d’écologie publiée aujourd’hui, le nombre de ces arbres pourrait “chuter de 90% dans les cinquante prochaines années”.Le calcul des scientifiques, basé sur une étude menée dans le nord-ouest de l’Ethiopie sur 6.000 Boswellias, laisse entendre que “la production” d’encens est “condamnée”. Pourtant, la résine est récoltée en pratiquant une incision peu profonde dans le tronc de l’arbre, elle n’est donc pas la “principale cause du déclin de la population des Boswellias”. Les responsables seraient plutôt les incendies, les bêtes de pâturage et les attaques d’insectes.Le 25 décembre 2011 à 16:40 • Maxime Lambert
Paris Saint-Germain chairman and CEO Nasser Al-Khelaifi has reacted to Paris Saint-Germain draw with Manchester United in the UEFA Champions League last 16 round.He boast that his side’s fans will have to watch their side have magical football moments.Speaking to the club’s official website Al-Khelaifi said:Neymar can win the Ballon d’Or, says Ander Herrera Andrew Smyth – September 13, 2019 An “excited” Ander Herrera believes new Paris Saint-Germain team-mate Neymar is a contender for the Ballon d’Or alongside Kylian Mbappe. “We face Manchester United for the first time in our club’s history. We look forward to two wonderful Champions League evenings against a respected and prestigious opponent in the last 16. Our fans will enjoy magical football moments in Manchester and at the Parc des Princes. As I always say, we must be ready to face anyone, and ready we will be!”PSG qualified for the last 16 by topping Group C with 11 points in 6 matches, progressed beyond Liverpool who has secured 9 points, Napoli with 9 points and Belgrade with just 4 points.Manchester United finished second in Group H with 10 points, behind Juventus that has 12 points as well as ahead of Valencia that has 8 points and Bern 4 points.
For Slovak manager Jan Kocian, his team has what it takes to beat Iran in the opening match of Group D in the 2019 Asian Cup.In a couple of hours, Yemen and Iran will open Group D hostilities in the 2019 AFC Asian Cup.The game will be played today at the Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE).“The world knows Iran. They had a great 2018 FIFA World Cup and in Carlos Queiroz, one of the best coaches in the world,” Kocian told the press as reported by Fox Sports Asia.Ali Daei wouldn’t be upset if Ronaldo breaks his scoring record Andrew Smyth – September 13, 2019 Iranian legend Ali Daei wouldn’t be upset to lose his record as international football’s all-time record scorer to the “great” Cristiano Ronaldo.“We are, however, not going to let that get to us. We already have a concept of how we are going to play.”“We respect Iran, Iraq, and Vietnam but we are not going to be afraid,” he said in the news conference ahead of the match,” he added.“There is no pressure on the team and as a ‘small’ team, we are allowed to dream and that dream is to defeat Iran.”
Convicted militia leader Schaeffer Cox has been given more time to file an appeal brief with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.Cox was convicted in 2012 of nine federal charges, including conspiracy to kill federal law enforcement officers. He was sentenced in January 2013 to serve nearly 26 years in prison and gave his notice of appeal shortly thereafter.Cox had a rocky relationship with his initial appellate attorney. He was allowed to get a new attorney in May.The delay, granted last week, gives Cox and his attorney until Dec. 29 to file their opening briefs. Prosecutors will have until Jan. 28 to respond.
Shyamal Kanti Bhakta. File PhotoA Narayanganj court on Wednesday indicted much-talked-about school teacher Shyamal Kanti Bhakta in a case filed by his fellow teacher on charge of bribery.Bhakta, the headmaster of Piyar Sattar Latif High School, was publicly humiliated on 13 May last year for allegedly hurting religious sentiment.Locals beat the headmaster in Bandar area of Narayanganj and local MP AKM Salim Osman, brother of Awami League MP Shamim Osman, forced him to do sit-up holding his ears.This incident sparked public outrage across the country after the video of Shyamal Kanti doing sit-ups holding his ears went viral on social networking sites.Now that headmaster stands accused of taking bribe in a case filed by a teacher of the same school, Morsheda Begum.Morsheda filed the case on 27 July in 2016 accusing the headmaster of taking Tk 1.35 lakh from her as bribe in 2014.Narayanganj senior judicial magistrate (third) Aktaruzzaman Bhuiyan indicted Shyamal Kanti after a hearing in presence of the headmaster.The magistrate fixed 12 December as the date of next hearing of the case.Talking to Prothom Alo, Bhakta, who is now out in bail, alleged that Salim Osman worked behind the scene to file the “false case” against the teacher in a bid to get rid of the case against himself.“I am being harassed by filing a false case against me despite the fact that I am a teacher. I want justice and to get rid of the false case,” said Bhakta. Earlier in May this year, a Narayanganj court sent Shyamal Kanti Bhakta to jail in the case after he surrendered before it, seeking bail following an arrest warrant.
The Greater Washington Urban League and Walgreens kicked off a nationwide healthcare tour targeted to urban and minority communities June 11 to provide them with free access to health care resources.“I’m delighted to be in the partnership with Walgreens,” George Lambert Jr., president and CEO of the Urban League told the AFRO after the kickoff presentation. “I’m a strong believer in partnerships and this is a very strong one, because they do put a spotlight on health.”The “Way to Well Health” tour began its eighth year at the Urban League’s headquarters in Northwest D.C.The tour included heart-healthy fitness routines; healthy food demonstrations; free health tests to detect chronic illnesses such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes; assessments; education and consulting services. Participants also underwent cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure, body mass index, body composition, skeletal muscle, resting metabolism, visceral fat, real body age and body weight screenings.Walgreens and the Urban League have provided over $10 million in free health tests to over 900 communities nationwide.Walgreens and the National Urban League Way to Well Tour state-of-the-art mobile health clinic.According to the CDC, health disparities remain widespread among members of racial and ethnic minority populations, citing chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, stroke and diabetes as the four leading causes in African American deaths in 2010.“Many of the indexes that afflict us are behavior driven, so if people exercise more, if they ate the proper foods and were more mindful of good health practices, a lot of the conditions that afflict us would not,” Ronald King, senior policy advisor for the D.C. Council Committee on Health said.He said the District is the second most insured jurisdiction in the country, after Massachusetts, but African American residents, even though insured, don’t seek healthcare treatment until the last moment.Chef Joel Thomas and Chef Josh Ford demonstrating how prepare a heart-healthy meal of salmon over roasted peppers and mango chutney“Events like this are so very important to get the word out,” King said.Walgreens’ Way to Well Health Tour, conducted on a bus, visited four locations in the metropolitan area, including a Walgreens’ store in Alexandria, Va. on June 12; Senior Clinton Manor in Clinton, Md. June 13; a Walgreens in Annandale, Va. June 14; and Greater Mt. Calvary Holy Church in Northeast D.C. June 15.The tour will continue throughout the country, stopping in several areas with large minority populations, including New York, Atlanta, Chicago and Los Angeles.“We have a long-standing tradition of “community pharmacy” and believe that our pharmacists, stores and employees should be resources and partners in health and awareness in our communities,” Korey W. Paff, community leader of the Walgreens stores in Washington D.C., said at the kickoff.