Premier League: Tottenham snap Chelsea’s unbeaten run as Manchester City, Liverpool win

first_imgTottenham Hotspur put up a delightful display of attacking football at Wembley as they ended Chelsea and Maurizio Sarri’s unbeaten streak in the Premier League with a solid 3-1 win on Saturday.While Spurs stopped Chelsea in their tracks, none of that sort happened with Manchester City and Liverpool, who registered comfortable wins against West Ham United and Watford, respectively.City remained in a class of their own though as Leroy Sane scored a brace in The Citizens’s 4-0 thrashing of West Ham but Liverpool stayed just two points behind Pep Guardiola’s men with their 3-0 win over Watford.With the Spurs winning, they moved up to the third place in the Premier League with 30 points off 13 matches and Chelsea slipped to fourth with 28 points from as many games. City remained on top with 35 points and Liverpool maintained their second position.Also read – Mane extends Liverpool contract, Kante signs new five-year deal with Chelsea Despite a 4-0 win over West Ham, Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said his team could have played better. (Reuters Photo)Much had been made of the unbeaten runs of City, Liverpool and Chelsea but Spurs had, quietly, made an impressive start to their own campaign and were at their brilliant best at a raucous Wembley.After City and Liverpool had won, the writing was quickly on the wall for Maurizio Sarri’s men in the day’s late fixture as Chelsea went 2-0 down inside 16 minutes to goals from Dele Alli and Harry Kane.Spurs added a sensational third when Son Heung-min carried the ball from inside his own half, beat two men with ease before finishing neatly.advertisementSubstitute Olivier Giroud added a late consolation for Chelsea but Spurs’ win moved them on to 30 points, now two points clear of their London rivals.”We created a lot of chances. If we had been more clinical we could have scored more, it was a great performance by everyone,” Alli told BT Sport.READ – Premier League has made me a better manager, says Pep GuardiolaSane’s double along with goals from David Silva and Raheem Sterling helped Man City record their eighth consecutive victory.Worryingly for the rest of the league, City manager Pep Guardiola felt his side could have played much better.”We are a humble team and today we weren’t at our best, too many touches, our passing was not good enough but our running was fantastic,” he said.Juergen Klopp’s Liverpool had to be patient at Vicarage Road but were rewarded when Mohamed Salah, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Roberto Firmino netted late goals that subdued Watford. Liverpool reaped the benefits of patience against Watford in the first half with goals in the second. (Reuters Photo)The only downside was captain Jordan Henderson being shown a red card for two bookable offences but Klopp was more focused on his side’s spirit.”I think it (the result) tells the story because we stayed stubborn, they defended and counter-attacked so we had a few really good moments we didn’t score which is not a big problem if we stay on track.”How we closed down the game was just brilliant especially the third goal.”Elsewhere, Manchester United failed to close the gap on the top four as they were held by Crystal Palace the sixth time they have failed to win in the league at Old Trafford this season.”Frustrating,” United manager Jose Mourinho said. “The objective was to start well this period of eight matches until December. We did not win one point, we lost two. We did not have enough aggression or intensity to kill.”Claudio Ranieri celebrated a winning return to the Premier League as his Fulham team moved off the foot of the table with a thrilling 3-2 victory over Southampton at Craven Cottage.Two goals from Aleksandar Mitrovic helped Fulham record their first top-flight win since August to make it a dream first game in charge for Ranieri.”It was important to come back and come back with a victory. It is a little step but important for the enthusiasm and everything.” the Italian said.Jamie Vardy netted his first goal since September as 10-man Leicester City secured a 1-1 draw with Brighton & Hove Albion.Brighton thought they were heading for all three points after Glenn Murray put them ahead early in the first half and James Maddison was sent off after 30 minutes.Everton moved into the top six as Gylfi Sigurdsson’s close-range finish after 59 minutes sealed a 1-0 win over Cardiff City who remained in the bottom three.advertisement(With Reuters inputs)Also watch –last_img read more

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Edgbaston

first_imgEdgbaston was established in 1882 and is the home of Warwickshire County Cricket Club and just like the 1979, 1983 and 1999 editions, Edgbaston will play host to an ICC Cricket World Cup semi-final in the 2019 edition as well. Edgbaston will host a total of five games including a high-profile meeting of England and India.The last ICC Cricket World Cup semi-final hosted by the venue was at the 1999 edition, which was between Australia and South Africa. Arguably the greatest ever ODI, it was ‘the’ match in which Allan Donald and Lance Klusener, being the men at the crease, had a mix-up while taking a run anf that too when the scores were level. The result was that Australia progressed to the World Cup final and South Africa were braded the ‘chokers’.Opened:1882Capacity: 21,000Ends: City End, Pavilion EndLocation: Birmingham, EnglandICC Cricket World Cup 2019 matches -15:00 IST: NZ vs RSA, Match 2515:00 IST: NZ vs PAK, Match 3315:00 IST: Eng vs IND, Match 3815:00 IST: BAN vs IND, Match 4015:00 IST: TBC vs TBC, 2nd Semi-Final (2 v 3)STATS – ODITotal matches: 58Matches won batting first: 24Matches won bowling first: 27Average 1st Inns scores: 227Average 2nd Inns scores: 179Highest total recorded: 408/9 (50 Ov) by Eng vs NZLowest total recorded: 70/10 (25.2 Ov) by AUS vs EngHighest score chased: 280/4 (53.3 Ov) by AUS vs EngLowest score defended: 129/7 (20 Ov) by IND vs Englast_img read more

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Gareth Bale seals Real Madrid victory over Real Sociedad in La Liga

first_img Read more Real Sociedad Real Madrid recorded a convincing 3-1 win at Real Sociedad, with Gareth Bale capping the victory with a fine second-half finish. The victory hauls Zinedine Zidane’s side back closer to La Liga leaders, Barcelona, who made it four straight league victories this season after winning 2-1 at Getafe on Saturday. Share on LinkedIn Share on Facebook Real Sociedad 1-3 Real Madrid: La Liga – as it happened La Liga Share on Pinterest European club football Real Madridcenter_img Madrid faced a tricky clash against an in-form side with Cristiano Ronaldo and Marcelo suspended and Karim Benzema and Toni Kroos injured but after disappointing consecutive league draws they made light work of Eusebio Sacristan’s men.Defeat for Sociedad ended their unbeaten start to the campaign, after winning their opening three matches.The exciting 20-year-old, Borja Mayoral, opened the scoring before Kévin Rodrigues pulled the hosts level in San Sebastián. But Real regained the lead when Rodrigues, the Sociedad defender, put the ball past his own goalkeeper after trying to block Mayoral’s cross from the right, before Bale completed the win, lifting the ball over Gerónimo Rulli after sprinting on to Isco’s long ball downfield. Madrid’s Marco Asensio had a goal disallowed late on but by then they had wrapped up the three points.“I’m very happy for Borja Mayoral and Bale; they needed that,” Dani Carvajal, the Real Madrid defender, told Movistar. “We have a big squad and Mayoral is capable of playing and performing at the highest level, as he showed in this game.”Madrid have scored in every game since beating Sociedad 1-0 in April 2016 at Anoeta.“You have to congratulate the players,” said Zidane, who took over at Madrid in January 2016. “It’s the players who are the protagonists. They’re the ones that run; they’re the ones that fight. It’s 73 games but today the most important thing was to win.” Topics Share on Twitter Share on Messenger match reports Share on WhatsApp Share via Email Reuse this contentlast_img read more

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When is the Carabao Cup final?

first_imgLeague Cup When is the Carabao Cup final? Date, venue and everything you need to know Ryan Kelly Last updated 1 year ago 19:00 2/19/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Alex Iwobi Arsenal Sergio Aguero Manchester City Getty League Cup Arsenal v Manchester City Manchester City Arsenal Wondering when the first big final of the English season kicks off? What about the prize on offer to the victors? Goal has you covered Ninety-two teams have been whittled down to just two as Manchester City and Arsenal prepare to battle it out for the English season’s first piece of silverware.The past six months in the EFL Cup – now known as the Carabao Cup – have been filled with incident, delight and sometimes even embarrassment, but it reaches a conclusion this February.AdChoices广告Pep Guardiola’s all-conquering Man City are still challenging on four fronts and they will be eager to notch their first accolade of an incredible season. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player The Gunners, on the other hand, are looking to salvage a campaign that has been a thorough disappointment thus far and this tournament is one of two realistic hopes for glory.But when is it all kicking off? Goal brings you everything you need to know about the 2017-18 Carabao Cup final.When is the Carabao Cup final?The Carabao Cup final is scheduled to take place on Sunday, February 25, 2018 and the kick-off has been confirmed for 16:30 GMT (11:30 ET). Date Match Venue Kick-off (GMT) Feb 25 Manchester City vs Arsenal Wembley Stadium 16:30 The game will be played in London at Wembley Stadium, England’s ‘Home of Football’ and traditional venue for cup finals.Prior to the game kicking off, there will be some elaborate pre-match entertainment in the form of a Royal Air Force (RAF) ceremony.In addition, British mezzo-soprano Faryl Smith will perform the British national anthem ahead of the match.How can I watch the Carabao Cup final?Carabao Cup League Cup EFL CupIn the United Kingdom (UK), the final can be watched live on television on Sky Sports Football and it can be streamed live online using Sky Go. UK TV channel Online stream Sky Sports Football Sky Go In the United States (US), ESPN have the rights to EFL games and ESPN 3 is expected to show the game live. It will also be available to stream live online using WatchESPN. US TV channel Online stream ESPN 3 WatchESPN Carabao Cup prize moneyAccording to the Mirror, the winners of the Carabao Cup receive £100,000 as a reward and the runners-up are also compensated – with £50,000.The paper also reports that there is no prize money available until the semi-final stage of the competition, with the losing teams pocketing £25,000 each.The prize money for the Carabao Cup, then, pales in comparison to that on offer in the Premier League and the FA Cup.Do the Carabao Cup winners qualify for Europe?HD Europa League trophyYes. The winner of the Carabao Cup is not only rewarded financially, but they are also provided a route into European competition, with a place in the second qualifying round of the 2018-19 Europa League.However, since Manchester City are likely to qualify for the Champions League through their league finish and Arsenal are also in the frame for either Champions League or Europa League qualification, it makes things slightly different.Should both teams earn continental qualification through their league finish or otherwise, the Europa League berth reserved for the winner will go to the highest-placed team in the Premier League that has not already qualified.In 2017, for example, Manchester United won the trophy, but since they qualified for the group stage of the Champions League by virtue of their Europa League triumph, the continental reward went to seventh-placed Everton instead.Carabao Cup final ticketsSupporters are advised that tickets for the Carabao Cup final can be purchased via both clubs.Man City received an allocation of 32,656 for the game and they went on sale on January 31. Prices range from £100 to £20, depending on what category of ticket you purchase. Those wishing to get tickets from City’s allocation can find more information on the club’s official website.While Man City’s allocation went on sale in January, Arsenal tickets did not go on sale to buy until February 7.According to the Gunners’ official website, there are “approximately 32,200 tickets available to buy, with prices ranging from £100 to £40, but concession prices will apply.For more information, visit the official Arsenal website.Betting & oddsMan City are considered favourites to lift the trophy, with dabblebet offering odds of 4/7 on Guardiola’s men to triumph. Arsenal are priced at 9/2 to win. A draw, which would see the game go into extra time, is a 10/3 bet.Click here to see dabblebet’s offers for the game, including goalscorer markets, correct score predictions and more.Route to the finalRaheem Sterling, Manchester City, Horour Magnusson, Bristol CityDue to the fact that they had qualified for continental competition, both teams entered the event at the third round stage, with the first games taking place in September.Manchester City’s route to the finalGuardiola’s men beat West Brom, Wolves, Leicester City and Bristol City to reach the final. The results of those games can be seen below.City only played two of their five cup games at home. Arsenal, in contrast, played four. Round Date Match Venue Third Sep 20 West Brom 1-2 Manchester City The Hawthorns Fourth Oct 24 Manchester City 0-0 (4-1p) Wolves Etihad Stadium Fifth Dec 19 Leicester City 1-1 (3-4p) Manchester City King Power Stadium Semi (1st) Jan 9 Manchester City 2-1 Bristol City Etihad Stadium Semi (2nd) Jan 23 Bristol City 2-3 Manchester City Ashton Gate Arsenal’s route to the finalWenger’s side overcame Doncaster Rovers, Norwich City, West Ham and Chelsea to reach the final. You can see the results of those games below.The Gunners had four games at home overall en route to Wembley, two more than City. Round Date Match Venue Third Sep 20 Arsenal 1-0 Doncaster Rovers Emirates Stadium Fourth Oct 24 Arsenal 2-1 Norwich City (AET) Emirates Stadium Fifth Dec 19 Arsenal 1-0 West Ham Emirates Stadium Semi (1st) Jan 10 Chelsea 0-0 Arsenal Stamford Bridge Semi (2nd) Jan 24 Arsenal 2-1 Chelsea Emirates Stadiumlast_img read more

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Health Minister Says National Infant Feeding Policy Coming

first_img Dr. Tufton, stressed the importance of proper nutrition for children, beginning with breastfeeding immediately after birth and within the first six months of a child’s life. Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, says Jamaicans can expect a new National Infant and Young Child Feeding Policy and the National Infant and Young Child Feeding Strategic Action Plan, which are both geared towards improving the health and well-being of the nation’s children. Story Highlightscenter_img Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, says Jamaicans can expect a new National Infant and Young Child Feeding Policy and the National Infant and Young Child Feeding Strategic Action Plan, which are both geared towards improving the health and well-being of the nation’s children.Addressing the National Breastfeeding Week’s launch and two-day conference at the Jamaica Conference Centre in downtown, Kingston, on September 19, Dr. Tufton said the policy and plan will better inform healthcare professionals and parents on the proper nutritional habits they should develop in children.“One critical component has now been completed – the drafting of the National Infant and Young Child Feeding Policy and the National Infant and Young Child Feeding Strategic Action Plan. The action plan proposes several strategies aimed at improving some specific nutrition indicators – exclusive breastfeeding and complementary feeding indicators,” he noted.“These documents are now being deliberated at the Cabinet level, and. once completed, will be advanced to the wider society,” the Minister added.He pointed out that objectives similar to those of the drafted policy and plan have already been implemented, especially with regards to proper breastfeeding.“With the support of Government and non-government partners, several interventions have been implemented, which resulted in significant improvements. These include training programmes for healthcare workers, public education campaigns and community level interventions, along with others, in pursuit of the agreed targets,” the Minister said.Dr. Tufton, stressed the importance of proper nutrition for children, beginning with breastfeeding immediately after birth and within the first six months of a child’s life.“Data from the World Health Organisation (WHO) show that breast milk, as the natural first food for babies, provides all the energy and nutrients that the infant needs for the first six months of life, and it continues to provide up to half or more of a child’s nutritional needs during the second half of the first year, and up to one-third during the second year of life,” he noted.The Minister emphasised that the country must continue to work at improving the exclusive breastfeeding rates.“It is too important an issue to let it fall by the wayside. Our mothers are critical to this process, and so we have to work with them wherever they are to reap the results we want,” he added.The 2017 National Breastfeeding Week is being recognised from September 17 to 23 under the theme ‘Sustaining Breastfeeding Together’.last_img read more

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Des services de garde denfants plus abordables pour les familles

first_imgUn plus grand nombre de familles dans la province recevront de l’aide pour payer les frais de garde d’enfants grâce à des changements qui entreront en vigueur le 1er juillet. Des changements au programme de subventions pour les frais de garde d’enfants de la Nouvelle-Écosse permettront à un plus grand nombre de familles monoparentales, de nouveaux arrivants et de personnes qui ne sont pas en mesure d’obtenir un emploi de présenter une demande de subvention pour les aider à payer les frais de garde d’enfants. « Nous améliorons le programme en éliminant les restrictions qui peuvent créer des obstacles à l’accès aux services de garde d’enfants pour certaines familles, souligne Zach Churchill, ministre de l’Éducation et du Développement de la petite enfance. Nous améliorons encore une fois le programme de subventions pour les frais de garde d’enfants afin d’aider un plus grand nombre de familles. » Les changements permettront : d’exclure les paiements de pensions alimentaires du seuil de revenu afin de permettre aux familles monoparentales d’accéder à une subvention plus élevée; de faire en sorte que toutes les familles admissibles aient accès à la subvention, peu importe leur situation d’emploi ou leur accès à l’éducation; d’éliminer le temps d’attente de 18 mois pour les résidents temporaires afin de permettre aux nouveaux arrivants de présenter une demande de subvention dès leur arrivée; d’élargir le programme de subventions pour inclure un plus grand nombre d’heures de garde d’enfants, jusqu’à 18 heures par jour; d’exiger toutes les sources de revenus et les ressources financières dans le cadre de l’évaluation du revenu des résidents temporaires. Le gouvernement a apporté des améliorations au programme en 2016 et en 2018. En 2018, les changements apportés ont augmenté le seuil de revenu pour les familles dont le revenu se situe entre 25 000 $ et 70 000 $ et ont permis d’offrir le programme aux familles qui utilisent des programmes de journée partielle. Ces changements ont ouvert le programme à environ 1600 enfants supplémentaires. Les familles qui reçoivent déjà la subvention pour les frais de garde d’enfants seront avisées du changement par leur fournisseur de services de garde d’enfants. Pour en apprendre davantage sur le programme de subventions, y compris la façon de présenter une demande et les critères d’admissibilité, les gens sont invités à consulter le http://www.ednet.ns.ca ou à composer le numéro sans frais 1-844-804-2084.last_img read more

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Lagaan a memorable beautiful journey

first_imgMumbai: As Lagaan clocked 18 years of its release in Hindi cinema, superstar Aamir Khan called the film a memorable and beautiful journey. The film, which is set during the British Raj, completed 18 years on Saturday. Aamir, who played a farmer in the movie, thanked its director Ashutosh Gowariker. “Thank you Ashutosh Gowariker, and thanks to everyone who has been a part of ‘Lagaan’. What a memorable and beautiful journey,” Aamir tweeted. Gowariker replied: “Thank you Aamir Khan for helping me embark on this incredible cinematic journey! And a big shout to the entire cast and crew that came along on this journey and made it truly memorable.” The film also stars Gracy Singh, Rachel Shelley and Paul Blackthorne. Aamir will be seen next in Lal Singh Chaddha, a remake of the 1994 Hollywood blockbuster Forrest Gump.last_img read more

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ED notice to MNS chief Uddhav says doesnt expect concrete outcome

first_imgMumbai: A day ahead of Raj Thackeray’s scheduled appearance before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) here in connection with an IL&FS probe, the MNS chief seems to have found unexpected support from his estranged cousin and Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday. Sena is the ruling partner of the BJP in the Central and Maharashtra governments. Raj has been summoned by the anti-money laundering agency in connection with its probe into the alleged irregularities relating to loans and equity investment worth over Rs 450 crore by IL&FS in Kohinoor CTNL Infrastructure Company. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ The firm was founded by former Maharashtra chief minister Manohar Joshi’s son Unmesh, Raj Thackeray, and latter’s close aide and builder Rajan Shirodkar to purchase and develop the land of the defunct Kohinoor Mill. Raj had reportedly exited from the company in 2008. Questionning of Unmesh has been going on at the Mumbai office of the ED since August 19. “I do not expect any solid outcome from the inquiry,” Uddhav told reporters in a brief reply when asked about the ED’s notice to Raj. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K Uddhav’s comments assume significance given that assembly elections in the state are round the corner. Earlier, Sena leader Sanjay Raut had said Raj getting the notice should not be viewed through the prism of politics. Interestingly, Uddhav had recently snubbed Raj over his proposal that the upcoming elections be deferred to the next year in view of the damage caused by floods in western Maharashtra. Opposition parties in Maharashtra, including the Congress and the NCP, have rallied behind Raj, terming the ED move a vendetta politics by the ruling BJP. Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis had said the BJP didn’t have any role in the ED notice. Raj had held several rallies ahead of the Lok Sabha elections targeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP-led government in Maharashtra. He, however, had spared Sena from any direct criticism. The MNS had inflicted severe damage on the Sena in 2009 elections to the state assembly and Lok Sabha. However, in 2012, after Uddhav underwent an angiography (to unblock blood vessels), he was driven home by Raj, giving rise to speculation of a ‘thaw’ between the two cousins. In July 2016, a year ahead of the BMC polls, Raj had met Uddhav at the latter’s home sparking speculation of possible rapprochement for the crucial civic polls.last_img read more

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Northern BC residents face more evacuation orders as some smoke clears up

first_imgVANCOUVER – New evacuation orders have been issued for parts of north-central British Columbia being battered by wildfires, while residents of the region hope for more wind to clear out the smoke.The Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako issued new or expanded evacuation orders for three remote areas on Saturday, bringing the total number of evacuation orders in the region to nine — the most in B.C.Wildfires burning near the Nadina, Shovel and Tesla lakes in the Bulkley-Nechako region are the largest in the province, and have grown to more than 1,600 square kilometres combined.Smoke from wildfires across B.C. has prompted air quality advisories for much of Western Canada, although Environment Canada had dropped Prince George, B.C., from “Very High” to “Moderate Risk” as of Saturday afternoon.Verne Thom of nearby Fort Saint James, B.C., said he saw blue skies on Saturday morning during his two-hour drive to Prince George — a stark contrast to the blanketing black smoke that filled the air on Friday.Speaking from the side of the highway, Thom said it looked like twilight early Friday morning.Meanwhile, thousands of kilometres to the southeast, many residents of Kimberley, B.C., have been on an evacuation alert since Thursday as smoke continues to descend on the East Kootenay region.Sanford Brown with the Emergency Operations Centre in Cranbrook, about thirty minutes south of Kimberley, said he’s seen the community act quickly to prepare themselves for the worst.Brown said residents in any area under evacuation alerts or orders need to take it upon themselves to be prepared, making sure they’re getting correct information from trusted sources and are ready to leave immediately.“Don’t let your guard down, don’t think it couldn’t change, and the more you’re prepared, the less anxious you’ll be,” he said.“We’ve had 87 people register into the reception centre, and we’ve had a really good response form the community supporting those people with offers of help and resources,” Brown said over the phone from Cranbrook.Brown said while the wind activity that had fed the fires outside the city had calmed, the smoke was still heavy in that corner of the province.“It seems like there’s fires all around us, so if it’s not our fires smoking us out, its somebody else’s,” he said.The BC Wildfire Service’s Carlee Kachman said the agency had just received the results of an aerial reconnaissance of the fire threatening Kimberley, as winds from the north had pushed the fire in on itself.“We’re very pleased about that report,” said Kachman.— by Spencer Harwood in Vancouverlast_img read more

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Nearrecord warm temperatures fuel deadly costly weather events in 2017 – UN

Source: World Meteorological Organization (WMO)“Seventeen of the 18 warmest years on record have all been during this century, and the degree of warming during the past three years has been exceptional,” Mr. Taalas pointed out, stressing: “Arctic warmth has been especially pronounced and this will have profound and long-lasting repercussions on sea levels, and on weather patterns in other parts of the world.” The globally averaged temperature in 2017 was about 0.46°C above the 1981-2010 long-term average of 14.3°C – a 30-year baseline used by national meteorological and hydrological services to assess averages and variability of key climate parameters, which are important for climate-sensitive sectors, such as water management, energy, agriculture and health. Climate also has a naturally occurring variability due to phenomena such as El Niño, which has a warming influence, and La Niña, which has a cooling influence. We need increased levels of ambition to reduce greenhouse gas emissions combined with concrete actions to reduce disaster risk especially in least developed countries which contribute little to climate change Petteri Taalas“Temperatures tell only a small part of the story. The warmth in 2017 was accompanied by extreme weather in many countries around the world,” Mr. Taalas continued, saying that the United States had its most expensive year ever in terms of weather and climate disasters, “whilst other countries saw their development slowed or reversed by tropical cyclones, floods and drought. In March, WMO will issue its 2017 full Statement on the State of the Climate, which will provide a comprehensive overview of temperature variability and trends, high-impact events, and long-term indicators of climate change such as increasing carbon dioxide concentrations, Arctic and Antarctic sea ice, sea level rise and ocean acidification. The final statement will include information submitted by a wide range of UN agencies on human, socio-economic and environmental impacts as part of a drive to provide a more comprehensive, UN-wide policy brief for decision makers and the Sustainabel Development Goals (SDGs). Mr. Glasser expressed concern that climate change, combined with poverty, eco-systems destruction and inappropriate land use are pushing more people to leave home. “We need increased levels of ambition to reduce greenhouse gas emissions combined with concrete actions to reduce disaster risk especially in least developed countries which contribute little to climate change,” he underscored. “The long-term temperature trend is far more important than the ranking of individual years, and that trend is an upward one,” Petteri Taalas, Secretary-General of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said. A WMO analysis showed that while measuring 1.2°C above the preindustrial era that 2016 holds the warmest year record, 2017, which measured approximately 1.1° C above the pre-industrial era, was the warmest year without an El Niño, which can boost global annual temperatures. Describing the accelerating pace of climate change as “an existential threat to the planet,” the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction, Robert Glasser, said, “A three-year streak of record hot years, each above 1° Celsius, combined with record-breaking economic losses from disasters in 2017 should tell us all that we are facing an existential threat to the planet which requires a drastic response. “We are getting dangerously close to the limit of the 2°C temperature rise set out in the Paris Agreement and the desired goal of 1.5° will be even more difficult to maintain under present levels of greenhouse gas emissions,” he underscored. Recording the same global average temperatures, 2017 and 2015 were virtually indistinguishable because the difference is less than one hundredth of a degree, which is less than the statistical margin of error. read more

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Mens Hockey Ohio States Tommy Parran leaves mark on ice and in

Ohio State senior defender Tommy Parran reaches for a puck during the second period of Ohio State’s hockey game vs. Michigan on Jan. 11. Ohio State lost 2-1. Credit: Nick Hudak | For The LanternWhen thinking about the qualities of a hockey player, some may include athleticism, toughness or their ability to be a team player. While these all help describe Ohio State senior defenseman Tommy Parran, one quality is missing: service orientation. The Shaker Heights, Ohio, native is a finalist for the 2019 Hockey Humanitarian Award for his performance on and off the ice. According to hockeyhumanitarian.org, the award goes to “a student-athlete who makes significant contributions not only to his or her team, but also to the community-at-large through leadership in volunteerism.”Parran was one of 17 players nominated, including Ohio State women’s hockey senior forward Jacyn Reeves, and is the first player from the Ohio State men’s hockey team to be a top-five finalist.Parran is the director of service for the Ohio State Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, earning an Ohio State scholar-athlete and has Academic All-Big Ten honors.Parran said he is genuinely interested in helping his community, but he is not alone with this mindset.“I owe a lot to my committee members,” Parran said. “We have a great portion of the student-athlete body that consistently volunteers. I might get some of the credit for that, but I really am excited for what the future brings for the committee.” Before Ohio State, Parran was involved with community service in high school at St. Ignatius in Cleveland. On Fridays, instead of being in class, they performed community service in the mornings at nursing homes, an urban community school in the inner city and homeless shelters. Parran noted that some of his friends in high school started a group that went and ate lunch with people at the homeless shelter across from their school a few times a week. His high school service kickstarted one of the biggest parts of his life.Parran wasn’t always involved with service at the start of his career at Ohio State, but he said he “made it a point to have that as part of my life” in his junior and senior years. “I’m just really proud of him, I think it speaks volumes for what we’re all about,” men’s hockey head coach Steve Rohlik said. “We have so many things to be involved with here and Tommy’s gone out of his way to be involved in a lot of different things.”Through his involvement with service at Ohio State, Parran has had opportunities to travel to Thailand during summer 2017. He went with a group from the Ohio State athletics department and said he experienced something that was life-changing.“I had the opportunity not only to teach them English and healthy living habits, but also to show them that their athletic talents could give them things in life like education and a chance at a better future,” Parran said.  Parran said that as an athlete, the amount of time spent training, even during the offseason, does not usually allow for athletes to have the opportunity to study abroad. But he said he received a scholarship to serve abroad during the summer. Rohlik said Parran cares about not only his team, but about helping others.“It’s total leadership,” Rohlik said. “Hockey’s going to end someday and the relationships he’s made and the experience he has is going to take care of him for the rest of his life.”As for what is next for the senior defenseman, Parran is focused on winning the fast-approaching championships. He is also considering professional hockey and might come back for law school at Ohio State, as he’s been studying for the LSAT. The winner for the 2019 Hockey Humanitarian Award will be announced during a ceremony on April 12 during NCAA’s Men’s Frozen Four weekend in Buffalo, New York. read more

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Snowdonia walker dies after falling considerable distance

first_imgPc Gethin Jones, of North Wales Police said: “The man, who is not local to the area, was located and airlifted to Ysbyty Gwynedd in Bangor but sadly he was pronounced dead.”His next of kin have been informed and our thoughts are with his family and friends.” A father has died after falling “a considerable distance” while walking with his daughter on a Welsh mountain.The man slipped on Tryfan in Snowdonia on Sunday and was airlifted to hospital where he was pronounced dead.He and his daughter, believed to be from the south of England, were trying to come down the mountain but turned back when they realised it was too steep, a rescue official said.The man is then thought to have slipped and fallen during their ascent back up the gully, Christopher Lloyd of Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Organisation said.The victim, who had climbed Snowdon a day earlier during the weekend trip with his daughter, believed to be aged in her mid 20s, was spotted by a rock climber nearby and police were called shortly after midday.Mr Lloyd described the mountain as “a challenge”, and said their rescue service deals with at least two fatal incidents each year. He said: “These two, a gentleman and his daughter were hill-walking.”They were looking for the descent off the mountain, which can be quite treacherous. “The whole mountain is steep and rocky so it’s all quite a challenge.”He added: “They have gone down a bit, realised it was getting too steep and they’ve decided to go back which is a very good decision, and something has gone wrong.”It is tragic, having made the correct decision to turn around.”It’s very, very sad.”Asked how far the man fell Mr Lloyd said it was “a considerable distance”.center_img 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.last_img read more

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HANDBALL PERSON 201516 – Joana Bolling

HANDBALL PERSON has to be an example which will be followed and recognized by the global handball community. Values of achievement could be measured in number of goals and trophies, but on the same level with positive examples to the future generations, charity, commitment, battle with injuries and illnesses or great handball visions which provide “revolution” in some handball countries, teams or organizations. Dagur Sigurdsson (6%, 175 Votes) Total Voters: 2,696 Cristina Neagu (5%, 125 Votes) Alexander Meshkov (11%, 294 Votes) MVM Veszprem FANS (37%, 989 Votes) Joana Bolling (40%, 1,086 Votes) HANDBALL PERSON 2015/2016 is JOANA BOLLING. The 20 years-old Argentinian handball girl decided to donate a kidney to her father, Elnes, who is suffering from renal failure. With her intention to help his father and put his sports career on risk in Olympic year which is the biggest dream of all athletes on the Planet.“The thought of saying no to donating because of the date never crossed my mind. This is more important than handball,” Bolling told to the local press a few weeks ago.Joana Bolling won the biggest number of almost 3.000 Handball-Planet.com visitors votes.PREVIOUS WINNERS:2012 – DRAGAN ADŽIĆ (ŽRK BUDUĆNOST / MONTENEGRO)2013 – DOMAGOJ DUVNJAK (HSV HANDBALL – CROATIA)2014 – NIKOLA KARABATIĆ (FC BARCELONA – FRANCE)Who is the HANDBALL PERSON 2015/2016? ← Previous Story El Jaish Sports Club win Qatari Cup Next Story → Men’s EHF Cup Final 4: Granollers VS Nantes, Chambery on Goppingen Handball Person 2015Joana Bolling Thorir Hergeirsson (1%, 27 Votes) read more

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The Secret Candidate Heres why no junk mail signs are my absolute

first_imgMY ABSOLUTE PET hate? “no junk mail” signs. You see them everywhere now, and it’s getting worse: nobody takes down a no junk mail sign ever, so there are always more of them this week than there were last week or last year. Even somebody in my own family has one, which really annoys me.In rural areas, it can be as many as 25 per cent of houses that have them, and on certain roads in urban areas, it can be as many as half the houses. It bothers me for a few reasons.Firstly, because they aren’t distinct: you have two categories of people with no junk mail signs. Some people don’t want pizza menus etc, but absolutely want – and thank you for – the political stuff. Then other people don’t want either, and will sometimes open their door and tell you that as they shove it back in your face. Someone, not too long ago, slapped me on the back of my head with one as I turned to leave.But how do you distinguish? You can’t, on the face of it, without knocking on the door (and then they aren’t always in, of course), so you just have to live and learn really. Some candidates err on the side of caution, some don’t, and it’s really just a matter of choice.However, a question I often find me asking myself – and sometimes always want to ask the person opening the door to give me back my well-thought-out, interesting enough (or so I say!) bit of information: how do you make your mind up? Is it purely based on party?What if your generally preferred party candidate is quite lazy and does very little by way of representing the community or putting things forward at Council meetings? In short: how can you tell the difference between who has done work and who hasn’t? The answer often arrives with a sad thud: they don’t want to, they “know which party they’re voting for”.Too local, too nationalIt often seems that Irish politics in many ways is still too local, but then in other ways is too nationally-driven. For instance, last time I wrote here, a few fair criticisms came up in the comments, where people said “the candidate shouldn’t be dealing with that kind of work; tree trimming, footpaths etc are all the work of the Council itself”.There is some truth to this, and where possible I do try and empower people so that they know in future the right person in the Council to contact directly, but at the same time it can sometimes be obvious to someone like myself on the ground that Job A is quite urgent and that a representation might bring that fact to light. However, the criticism that Irish politics is still a bit too local is valid, but yet the criticism that Irish politics is still a bit too national is also to my mind valid and I think both statements can sit side-by-side.If you consider the amount of emphasis, even in these elections, that is placed on the performance of the leaders of parties or a few prominent figures within parties, you begin to see that. People very rarely mention their local TDs at the door to me from any party, yet I often hear the names of the most prominent people at the top of the party, who do seem to form opinion more often than not, both from Government and opposition.This is the second reason why “no junk mail” signs bother me so much. I think that individual candidates should be seen as more than just the badge wearer of their party. I do think it’s worth keeping one leaflet from every individual, having a good look at each of them, and deciding based on ideas, or experience, or workrate or whatever your personal criteria might be, to go for that candidate.However, with “no junk mail”, you often shut the door on half of candidates who won’t drop leaflets into your door, and while you might say “well, they should knock instead!”, you’re absolutely right – they should knock instead – but for a great many logistical reasons this may not be possible.‘A half-decent substitute’ I have knocked on doors one or two nights a week, for approximately two hours, for the last five years, yet I won’t have met every person in the constituency. In fact, I’ll probably be closer to 35 per cent by a back of envelope calculation. That one or two nights will translate- depending – into another one or two nights worth of case work. On top of that, you have local events (and no, it isn’t just “to be seen” as some cynic suggested, I just like supporting charities – I have done before politics, I will do after politics), residents meetings, Council meetings etc.That’s the third reason why no junk mail signs bother me: you can’t possibly meet every constituent, and it’s obvious from many of last week’s comments that some people don’t get to meet any local politicians ever, so surely a newsletter is at least a half-decent substitute? It’s hardly that politicians don’t want to meet you – trust me, politicians always want to meet people – there’s no substitute for it. Sometimes it’s just the case that they can’t meet everybody.This is the final reason why they bother me: it’s not the signs themselves, but it’s that, if they specify the fact and mean no political junk mail, then they represent people cutting themselves off from the political system locally. I work really hard to represent people, get things done, and make sure that if they need me they know where to find me.Saying “No political leaflets” is, to me, a slap in the face. I understand many leaflets are rubbish (I don’t mean mine, obviously…) that wouldn’t be out of place in North Korea for their totalitarian “aren’t we great?” view of the world, but surely at least everybody has one person in their locality who isn’t so bad as to make you want to ignore all of them?Or maybe most of us don’t. Trust in politicians, according to the Edelman barometer, has been very low for years now, and it doesn’t look like it’s recovering any time soon. Maybe that’s the problem.‘The Secret Candidate’ is running for a city council seat. Their identity is known to TheJournal.ieRead: Follow our European elections coverage here >last_img read more

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Dropbox passwords were leaked from thirdparty sites

Dropbox has finally offered an official statement about the odd spam some of its users started receiving last week. Usernames and passwords were indeed pilfered by hackers — but not from Dropbox itself. According to the company, the credentials were stolen from a handful of “other websites,” and many of the affected accounts were ultimately compromised because users failed to select a unique password for their Dropbox accounts.Passwords are only part of the puzzle, of course. Where did those responsible for the breach find all the email addresses? It turns out that one Dropbox staff member was re-using a password, too. The contents of that employee’s Dropbox were accessed, and that included an internal project document with user email addresses stored in it.You can’t necessarily blame Dropbox if passwords were stolen from some other site. You can’t blame them for users choosing to re-use passwords. But the company certainly needs to educate its staff about the importance of using unique passwords — particularly when their Dropbox stores contain any users’ private data. It might also be a good idea if such documents were encrypted before they were pushed to the cloud — just in case one did happen to get stolen.On a good note, today’s announcement spells out some much-needed security improvements that are coming soon. Dropbox will finally be adding two-factor authentication, which will make it much more difficult for a breach like this to happen in the future — provided, of course, that users actually activate the feature.Dropbox is also implementing a system that continuously checks for suspicious account activity and a new password-checking mechanism. If your password is commonly used or has never been changed, Dropbox may force you to change it. And, just like Google does with Gmail, Dropbox will provide a page where users can check all recent account activity themselves.More at Dropbox read more

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Bissell Portable Dog Washer Vacuums Pet Like a Carpet

first_img It is a truth universally acknowledged among pet owners that bath time sucks.But home care company Bissell has a solution: BarkBath.Described as “the next generation of dog bathing,” the portable system makes it easier to clean your four-legged friend virtually anywhere, anytime.For many, bathing Bailey or Bella (the top male and female dog names, respectively, according to dogtime.com) can be a hectic, messy, and frankly environmentally unfriendly chore.Cleaning an 80-pound dog—your boxers, retrievers, setters, poodles—can require up to 19 gallons of water. BarkBath, however, promises to clean hefty hounds with only 48 ounces of water, stored in an attached container.“Bath time can be a huge pain point for both the pet and the pet parent,” Chuck Martin, general manager of innovation at Bissell, said in a statement. “BarkBath helps make pet bath time faster, easier, and less messy than ever before.”Specially designed nozzles, adjustable for long- and short-haired dogs, reach under the fur to shampoo the skin, while a soft suction pulls dirt and water away into a separate tank—instead of Jackson Pollock-ing the walls.“If we can make pet cleanup easy, more pets will be adopted,” Martin speculated.The multi-million-dollar company can’t (at least, doesn’t want to) do it alone: Early this month, Bissell launched an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign, selling 257 units in 72 hours.As of press time, 1,000-plus backers have raised more than $113,000—225 percent of the $50,000 goal. And, with a month left, the project is bound to continue garnering interest from pet owners across the country.Discounted more than 25 percent, the early-bird BarkBath option—with portable bath unit, bath tool, no-rinse shampoo, microfiber mat and cloth, and storage bag—costs $109.For $40 more, customers can snag extras like the FurGet It brush, pet nail reducer, Drydog dual mat, and a second bottle of odor-removing shampoo; only 55 BarkBath Home Groomer units (36 percent off retail price) are still available.All perks are estimated to ship in June. Driver Finds Dog With Throat Cut, Mouth Duct-Taped in OhioWatch: Dog Rescued After Collapsing From Heatstroke During Hike Stay on targetlast_img read more

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Loris Karius Klopp wanted me to stay at Liverpool

first_imgLoris Karius has revealed that he had to convince Jurgen Klopp to let him go after completing his two-year loan move to BesiktasThe German displaced Simon Mignolet as Klopp’s first-choice goalkeeper last season.But, after two high-profile errors in the Champions League final in May and Alisson Becker’s arrival from AS Roma, Karius found himself demoted to the bench.Now the 25-year-old has opted to leave Liverpool for regular first-team action at Besiktas until at least 2020.Although, Klopp wasn’t so keen on the idea.“He told me he would like to have me in the squad because he wants to have the best-quality players,” said Karius, according to the Telegraph.Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“But I spoke to him and asked him for my wish. It is important to me to play for Besiktas. I talked with him for a long time and he understood my situation.“It was a good deal for everyone. He wished me well but said he would have liked to keep me.“I came here because I think I can make the next step in my career, improve as a player and also help the whole team to improve.“I’m still young for a goalkeeper. I want to make the next step and hopefully win many titles with Besiktas.”Karius made 49 appearances in all competitions for Liverpool.last_img read more

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Incumbents have edge in campaign fundraising

first_imgClick on image to enlarge. In arguably the highest profile legislative race in Clark County, incumbent Republican state Sen. Don Benton is out-fundraising his challenger, Democratic Rep. Tim Probst, but Probst said his campaign is picking up speed.Benton, R-Vancouver, has raised more than $84,000 this election season. About $25,000 of that was raised in May, according to candidate fundraising reports that were due to the state’s Public Disclosure Commission before midnight Monday.Meanwhile, Probst, D-Vancouver, raised more than $11,000 in May, bringing his Senate campaign total to more than $33,000. The 17th Legislative District race between Probst and Benton is being watched closely by political observers as Democrats and Republicans fight to secure a majority in the Senate.In all nine legislative races in the 17th, 18th and 49th districts, candidates have raised more than a combined $343,000. Across the board, incumbents have been able to raise more than their challengers.Probst said on Tuesday that the amount he’s raised in the first half of June is equal to what he raised in all of May.last_img read more

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Uber lays off 400 people report says

first_img Related stories Mobile Mobile Apps Roadshow Uber has said being a profitable company won’t be easy. “We expect our operating expenses to increase significantly in the foreseeable future, and we may not achieve profitability,” the company said in a regulatory filing in April.Uber’s rival Lyft, which also went public this year, is in a similar boat. It too has experienced a rough start on Wall Street, along with two sets of stockholder lawsuits saying the company misrepresented the strength of its business before its IPO. On Monday, it was reported that Lyft’s COO is also stepping down.Originally published July 29, 1:37 p.m. PT. Update, 3:35 p.m.: Adds additional information throughout.     Uber loses two top execs one month after the company’s rocky IPO Uber CEO says it’s been a ‘tough day’ on the stock market Uber loses two board members, including Arianna Huffington Lyft Uber Commentcenter_img Uber has reportedly made layoffs across its marketing division. Angela Lang/CNET Uber is reportedly laying off 400 employees from its marketing team in an attempt to cut costs, according to The New York Times. The news comes during a shaky period for Uber as it attempts to gain footing as a public company. “Many of our teams are too big, which creates overlapping work, makes for unclear decision owners, and can lead to mediocre results,” Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi wrote in an email to staff, according to the Times. “As a company, we can do more to keep the bar high, and expect more of ourselves and each other. So, put simply, we need to get our edge back.”Uber didn’t respond to a request for comment.The layoffs were reportedly announced internally on Monday and will take place in several of Uber’s offices around the world, according to the Times. The 400 employees represent about one-third of the company’s marketing department, which is in charge of ride promotions, ads and social media. In all, Uber has roughly 25,000 employees, according to filings with the US Securities and Exchange Commission. Uber has experienced a rocky start to being a publicly traded company. When it issued its initial public offering in May, its stock fell by nearly 8%. Since then its shares have hovered around its $45 IPO price. The company has also seen three board members step down, along with its chief operating officer and chief marketing officer. Tags 1 Share your voicelast_img read more

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