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Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young (11) gets a pat on the chest from Dallas Mavericks center DeAndre Jordan (6) near the end of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez)DALLAS — Luka Doncic can call himself even with Trae Young for now.The Dallas Mavericks can finally say their puzzling losing streak against the Atlanta Hawks is over.ADVERTISEMENT UP NEXTHawks: At Boston on Friday.Mavericks: At Phoenix on Thursday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Instead of wilting in the fourth quarter, the Mavericks took control with a 7-0 opening run for a 10-point lead and eventually went up by as many as 15 before the Hawks made it closer with an 11-1 run late.The home winning streak is the longest for the Mavericks since a 12-game run in 2007-08, and their most recent win over Atlanta was on Oct. 30, 2013. Dallas had won 21 of the previous 29 meetings with the Hawks before the 10-game skid.The rematch reiterated the opposite directions both teams are headed after ending the first meeting at 2-2. The Mavericks are 13-9 since then and among the current playoff teams in the rough Western Conference. The Hawks have gone 4-19.The Mavericks played most of the second half without coach Rick Carlisle, who was ejected on two quick technicals when he thought Barnes got fouled without a call. Dallas went on a 16-5 run right after the ejection.“He got them going,” said assistant Stephen Silas, who took over for Carlisle. “His energy got them going, and I tried to continue that energy with the group. They did a really good job after Rick got thrown out of the game.”ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Harrison Barnes scored 25 points, Doncic added 24 and the Mavericks extended their home winning streak to 11 games while ending a 10-game skid against Atlanta in a 114-107 victory over the Hawks on Wednesday night.J.J. Barea had 18 points before leaving with a sprained left ankle as the Mavericks finally beat the Hawks after blowing a 26-point lead in October, when Young had a strong fourth quarter in his home debut to help the Hawks rally to a 111-104 win.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefYoung matched Doncic with 24 points and added 10 assists in the second meeting between players traded for each other on draft night. Doncic went third overall to the Hawks, who sent him to Dallas while the Mavericks picked Young at No. 5 for Atlanta.“He’s a really good player and we can only hope to contain him,” Young said of Doncic, who was just 5 of 14 from the field but had his second career double-double with 10 rebounds while adding a team-high six assists. “He didn’t get too many good looks.” Mark Barroca fined for groin hit, Alex Compton penalized for ‘detrimental’ remark Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss LATEST STORIES Kent Bazemore scored 22 for Atlanta, and John Collins had 20 points and a career-high 17 rebounds.Role players got the fourth moving for Dallas, starting with Maxi Kleber on a dunk as he went on to score all seven of his points in the fourth quarter. Dorian Finney-Smith’s free throw gave Dallas its first 10-point lead, and he finished with 11 points.TIP-INSHawks: Vince Carter, Nowitzki’s former teammate also in his 21st season, got a nice ovation when he entered the game in the first quarter. The 41-year-old scored his only points on a 3 in the first quarter. … Collins had nine offensive rebounds, most by a Dallas opponent this season, in his sixth double-double.Mavericks: PG Dennis Smith Jr. missed his fourth straight game with a sprained right wrist. … Doncic was 12 of 15 from the line as Dallas attempted a season-high 43 free throws. … DeAndre Jordan had his 16th double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds.NO DIRK YETDirk Nowitzki was inactive after being listed as questionable for the first time as the longer-than-expected recovery from left ankle surgery delays him from officially becoming the first NBA player with 21 seasons for one franchise. Carlisle said the designation meant the 40-year-old Nowitzki was getting closer to returning, but didn’t want to discuss his status further before the game.GETTING CHIPPYDoncic stared down Bazemore after the Atlanta guard blocked his shot before and after the first-half buzzer, ultimately sending the 19-year-old crashing to the floor. Players from both benches mingled as they headed to their locker rooms, with coaches and officials trying to keep them separated. There weren’t any scuffles, and officials looked at a replay before ruling there were no fouls.There were two double-technicals late in the fourth quarter. The first pair was called on Young and Jordan, with both appearing to plead with officials that they were having a friendly exchange. Doncic and former Maverick Justin Anderson got double techs 16 seconds later. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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Peter Odemwingie celebrates after scoring the opening goal for Nigeria Nigeria eliminated Bosnia-Herzegovina from World Cup contention with a 1-0 win over the tournament newcomers on Saturday, with Peter Odemwingie’s first-half goal getting the African champions closer to the knockout stage. Odemwingie sealed Nigeria’s first victory at a World Cup since 1998 – spanning 10 matches – by finishing from close range in the 29th minute after one of a string of powerful runs by fellow striker Emmanuel Emenike.MATCH COMMENTARY Bosnia faded after a bright start, during which star striker Edin Dzeko had a goal contentiously disallowed for offside, and is still without a point in Group F following a 2-1 defeat to Argentina in its opener.A draw would have given the Bosnians something to play for in its last group match, against Iran, but Dzeko had a shot tipped onto the post by goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama in the final few seconds, ending their hopes.Nigeria needs a point against Argentina on Wednesday to be guaranteed a spot in the Round of 16 – and a surprise win would secure top spot in the group.With Africa’s five teams starting the World Cup with just one win from their first eight matches, the continent was able to enjoy a rare success in Brazil.There had also been added motivation for Stephen Keshi’s team, which was seeking to boost the spirits of Nigerians back home in the wake of a suicide bombing attack at a World Cup viewing site in the northeast of their country. At least 14 people died in the blast.advertisementNigeria was too strong and experienced for the Bosnians, whose soft center in defense failed to deal with the power of Emenike in energy-sapping conditions in the western Brazilian city of Cuiaba.And the recall of Odemwingie, who was impressive as a substitute in the 0-0 draw with Iran, gave Nigeria an extra goal threat – demonstrated by his calm finish.Emenike powered past the tame challenge of Bosnia defender Emir Spahic and charged down the right flank before crossing for Odemwingie, who shot first-time through the legs of goalkeeper Asmir Begovic – his teammate at English club Stoke.By that stage, Bosnia-Herzegovina should have been ahead, with Dzeko finding the net in the 21st only for the goal to be ruled out for offside. Replays appeared to show Dzeko was level with the last defender.Otherwise, Dzeko’s finishing was off-key and with their star striker struggling, the Bosnians looked disheartened in the early stages of the second half.Begovic kept his team in the game with saves from Michael Babatunde and Emenike before Bosnia-Herzegovina’s late rally created a good chance, Dzeko turning his marker in a crowded penalty area and side-footing a shot that was kept out by Enyeama.Team Lineups(from):Nigeria: Vincent Enyeama; Efe Ambrose, Joseph Yobo, Juwon Oshaniwa, Kenneth Omeruo; Ogenyi Onazi, John Obi Mikel; Ahmed Musa (Shola Ameobi, 65th), Peter Odemwingie, Michael Babatunde (Ejike Uzoenyi, 75th), Emmanuel EmenikeBosnia: Asmir Begovic; Toni Sunjic, Emir Spahic; Mensur Mujdza, Haris Medunjanin (Tino-Sven Susic, 64th), Miralem Pjanic, Muhamed Besic, Izet Hajrovic (Vedad Ibisevic, 57th), Zvjezdan Misimovic, Senad Lulic (Sejad Salihovic, 58th); Edin Dzeko
Next Time has come for me to go: Vincent Kompany leaves Manchester City after historic trebleManchester City crushed Watford 6-0 in the FA Cup final on Saturday to complete the unprecedented treble, after which Vincent Kompany said they were the best team in the world.advertisement Reuters LondonMay 19, 2019UPDATED: May 19, 2019 14:46 IST Vincent Kompany lifted the FA Cup trophy on Saturday after Manchester City beat Watford 3-0 (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSVincent Kompany made 265 appearances for Manchester City since 2008Kompany scored 18 goals during his 11-year stint at CityCity won its 6th FA Cup on Saturday to complete the English treble of league championship and both domestic cupsBelgian defender Vincent Kompany said on Sunday he would be leaving Manchester City after helping the Premier League club to a become the first team to win the English treble of league championship and both domestic cups.”We’ve just seen the close of an incredible season. My 11th as a Blue. And I cannot believe I’m writing this but … also my last as a Blue,” the City captain wrote in an open letter to fans on his Facebook page.”Man City has given me everything. I’ve tried to give back as much as I possibly could. How often does someone get the chance to end such an important chapter, representing a club with such great history and tradition, in such a great fashion?””The time has come for me to go now.”The 33-year-old central defender said he would be posting a second part of the letter “shortly” with details of his future plans.City crushed Watford 6-0 in the FA Cup final on Saturday to complete the unprecedented treble, after which Kompany said they were the best team in the world.Kompany scored with a thunderous long-range strike to decide their penultimate league match of the season against Leicester City, a key moment in their retaining the Premier League title.”It’s cliché to say it but it’s also so true: without my teammates I would have never been here today,” he added.”We fought many battles together. Side by side. In good times and in bad. So to all of you, from the 2008-2009 squad to today’s domestic Treble winners: I owe you guys!advertisement”A special word also to (manager) Pep (Guardiola) and the backroom staff: you’ve been superb. You’ve followed me through so much hardship. You made me come back stronger every time. Thank you so much.”Also Read | Manchester City crush Watford 6-0 to win FA Cup and complete trebleFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow Vincent KompanyFollow Manchester City
Next Mitchell Nicholson/Essential Moto 1 of 14 10 Best Crime Documentaries on Netflix Right Now Mitchell Nicholson/Essential Moto Mitchell Nicholson/Essential Moto By Mitchell NicholsonSpringtime means flowers blooming, birds chirping, and the understanding that summer is just around the corner. In Austin, Texas, it means motorcycles are coming to town. For the weekend of April 20-22, 2018, Austin will play host to both extremes of the two-wheeled world: MotoGP and the Handbuilt Show. From the Wall of Death to Ducati Island, Austin is the place to be for one of motorcycling’s cultural phenomenons.MotoGP is the first event you’ll want to check out. COTA, or Circuit of the Americas, is the only track in the United States that holds a MotoGP event and the facilities are not to be missed. Rolling up to COTA you’ll see the blazing red tower, affectionately referred to as “the mullet” by the locals. From the moment you pull into the parking lot you’ll begin to feel the amusement park atmosphere. New for the 2018 racing season is the “mini-COTA” go-kart track — once you lay eyes on the Americana that is turn 16, you will need to try your hand at ripping around a track, albeit at slightly less ludicrous speeds. Mitchell Nicholson/Essential Moto Mitchell Nicholson/Essential Moto Mitchell Nicholson/Essential Moto Mitchell Nicholson/Essential Moto Previous Images courtesy of Mitchell Nicholson/Essential MotoAfter imbibing a little, you can treat yourself to some of the finest racing ever witnessed. Friday and Saturday is practice and qualifying, then Sunday blows you away with racers reaching speeds over 200 mph. While a lot of people tend to shy away from the action, you should not. Walking through the paddock and getting up close and personal with racers who come buzzing through on scooters is a little surreal, to put it lightly. Don’t be surprised when Marc Marquez, last year’s MotoGP champ, brushes by on the way to his pit garage. It’s shoulder to shoulder with athletes and fans alike on this frenetic weekend. The infectious nature of all these pieces — the venue, the parties, the sport, the athletes, and the insane machines they ride — make it nearly impossible to not get caught up in the drug that is MotoGP.But wait, there’s more.Once you’ve spent your days galavanting trackside, a trip downtown is mandatory. What better way to spend your evenings than visiting with some of the best custom motorcycle builders in the world? The Handbuilt Show is put on by Revival Cycles, a local custom motorcycle outfit. They’ve spent a year prepping for an all-out deluge of bikes, beer, and the always formidable Wall of Death. This may sound a little intense for those without a wizard-like beard or full-sleeve tats, but fear not! The Handbuilt Show is about welcoming anyone who appreciates functional art.American Motor Drome Co.American Motor Drome Co.The real anomaly of this event is that, with so many builders roaming the show floors, the playing field gets equaled. Nobody knows who is and isn’t a builder, so everyone is extending pleasantries. The result is a good time had by all who are willing to join in. Once you’ve spent a few hours staring mouth-agape at the impeccably designed choppers and cafe racers, you’re sure to be parched. The Handbuilt Show has you covered, so grab a beverage and amble up the steps of the Wall of Death to gander at the old-timey freak show that is motorcycles doing things that motorcycles shouldn’t. This oddity is just one more drop in a cultural bucket of motorcycle fanaticism that you’ll be sure to fill over the course of the weekend.You’ll be hard-pressed to find a better way to kick off spring. The experience you get in Austin for one weekend in April is enough to make anyone yearn for more moto eye candy. Whether you enjoy staring at bike or find yourself straddling the fence of fandom, April 20-22 is a good time, and you owe yourself one. Editors’ Recommendations The Custom Indian x Traeger Motorcycle Features a Legit Barbecue Grill Sidecar Mitchell Nicholson/Essential Moto If You Haven’t Visited the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, What Are You Waiting For? Mitchell Nicholson/Essential Moto Mitchell Nicholson/Essential Moto Images courtesy of Mitchell Nicholson/Essential MotoOnce you’ve gotten a taste of speed at the kart track, you’ll want to stroll on over to the manufacturers tents. It’s here that you’ll be supplied with a bevy of beautiful motorbikes to demo. This is an amazing opportunity to try multiple models from different manufacturers without the slightest hint of salesmanship encroaching on your free-wheeling good time (you certainly won’t get that at your local dealership).You’ll be hard-pressed to find a better way to kick off spring.By now you’ll probably have convinced yourself that you need a new bike, so the gear tents are up next. You may have ogled the latest premium lids from AGV or jackets from Dainese online, but it’s only in person that you’ll get a hands-on inspection of multiple gear makers’ full line-ups. Not being restricted to the few pieces your local shop has in stock, you’ll be sure you’ve seen it all when it’s time for your next purchase.When you’re done playing with motorcycles and trying on new gear, make your way through Ducati Island. It’s here that Ducati wants to reward racing fans to concerts, a look at the latest bikes, and a party unlike any other. 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zoom Dubai has launched the Maritime Advisory Council (MAC), led by the Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), an ambitious initiative aimed at engaging more closely with maritime businesses from both the private and public sectors.The MAC push supports both the Dubai Strategic Plan 2021, which aims to build an integrated and sustainable maritime economy, and Dubai Maritime Vision 2030, a plan conceived to strengthen the emirate’s unique competitive advantages.“This initiative will nurture closer collaboration and mutual understanding between all the key maritime industry stakeholders in Dubai,” comments Amer Ali, Executive Director, DMCA.“This will help us appreciate their commercial challenges and find solutions that enhance the confidence of regional and international investors in our local marine environment. The result will be a stronger and mutually supportive sector, which will facilitate further growth of Dubai’s already booming maritime economy.”Over the last two years some 75,000 new job opportunities have been created in the sector, while maritime now contributes some 4.6% of Dubai’s total GDP (equivalent to 14.4 billion AED).According to Nawfal Al Jourani, DMCA Director Communications, this strong growth is on course to continue: “Dubai is driving maritime growth through political will, commercial understanding and a major investment in developing advanced infrastructure to support further sustainable development.”The Maritime Advisory Council is composed of key figures from prominent businesses operating in the sector. The members include DP World, Dry Docks World, Emirates Classification Society ‘TASNEEF,’ DIFC Courts, Clarksons, Tufton Oceanic, Gulf Energy Maritime (GEM), United Arab Shipping Company (UASC), Maersk Line, Emarat Maritime, Fichte and Co, Partner Ince and Co, Global Marketing Systems (GMS), and Dubai Trading Agency (DTA).
New Delhi: Former India skipper Sunil Gavaskar has backed Shreyas Iyer for the number four spot in India’s ODI batting order saying the Delhi Capitals skipper should be given a permanent place in the line-up. Making a comeback in the national team after a year, Iyer hit a 68-ball 71 to help India post a competitive 279/7 against West Indies in the second ODI in Port-of-Spain on Sunday. While it is learnt that the Indian team management wants wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant for the vacant number four spot, Gavaskar felt he should be moved a spot lower. “In my view, Rishabh Pant is much better like M S Dhoni at 5 or 6 as a finisher because that’s where his natural game and natural flair will come into play,” Sunil Gavaskar was quoted as saying by a channel. “If India get to a great start with Virat Kohli, Shikhar Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhDhawan and Rohit Sharma batting for 40-45 overs, then Pant at No. 4. But if it’s a question of batting for 30-35 overs, then I think it should be Shreyas Iyer at No. 4 and Pant at No. 5,” he added. Gavaskar further said: “He has grabbed his opportunity. He came at No. 5. He had plenty of overs. He had the company of his skipper, Virat Kohli. Nothing quite like it because the skipper takes the pressure off you.” Earlier, Iyer didn’t get a game during the T20 series against the Windies. “The best place to learn in cricket is the non-striker’s end. That’s what Shreyas Iyer was doing with Virat Kohli at the other end,” the 70-year-old concluded.
MONTREAL — Despite low unemployment and a strong economy, Quebec continues to have problems generating wealth and its citizens have less money to save and spend compared with Canadians in every other province, says a new report by Universite de Montreal’s business school.One of the main reasons for the province’s relative poverty lies in its low productivity, said Robert Gagne, co-author of “Productivity and Prosperity in Quebec,” published Monday. His research indicates “one hour worked in Quebec generates less wealth than one hour worked elsewhere in Canada.”Quebec needs to better educate its workforce, stimulate private investment and encourage innovation to catch up with the rest of the country, Gagne said in an interview.Conservative-leaning politicians across Canada, however, make another argument: Quebec suffers from its over reliance on equalization payments.As the provincial election in resource-rich Alberta is set to begin and with a federal election a few months away, Quebecers are likely going to hear a lot more about how they are unduly benefiting from the wealth generated by higher-earning Canadians.Just don’t tell that to Gagne. “I don’t know anyone who says, ‘I won’t make an effort, because either way, we’ll get equalization.’ It’s not true,” he said in an interview.Under the federal government’s equalization program, Ottawa redistributes part of the tax money it collects to poorer provinces to ensure citizens across the country are offered comparable services. Quebec is set to receive more than $13 billion in equalization payments this fiscal year, while Alberta will receive none.One of the main policy proposals of Quebec MP Maxime Bernier, leader of the People’s Party of Canada, is to make equalization “less generous.” He argues Quebec refuses to develop its oil and shale gas potential and to take other measures to increase productivity because it can count on equalization.Conservative MP Michelle Rempel, who represents a Calgary riding, tweeted over the weekend she was bringing a petition to the House of Commons containing thousands of signatures calling on the Liberal government to review the equalization formula. The petition states, in part, “the government of Canada discriminates against provinces that choose to develop their natural resources while rewarding those who rely on government transfers as opposed to diversifying their economies.”Jason Kenney, leader of Alberta’s United Conservative Party, has singled out Quebec in arguing that the current equalization formula treats his province unfairly. In December he tweeted, “suffering Alberta continues to transfer wealth to a province blocking the source of our wealth,” referring to Quebec’s opposition to a new pipeline on its territory.Quebec Economy Minister Pierre Fitzgibbon said his government is taking steps to address the productivity gap, modifying the role of the province’s investment agency so small and medium-sized business have capital to invest in manufacturing technologies.He also said his government wants to create a closer link between universities and the private sector in order to have graduates better trained for the needs of the market.“I don’t want to criticize the past,” Fitzgibbon said in an interview Monday, but he added that small and medium-sized businesses in outlying regions are key to the Quebec economy. “And I think we have forgotten the regions. These people need programs, and I think it’s there we need to help, and it’s there we can make a difference,” he said.Premier Francois Legault will have the opportunity to address Quebec’s low productivity with his government’s first budget on Thursday. Despite its relative poverty, Quebec has had several back-to-back balanced budgets with billion-dollar surpluses.Gagne said Canada is a large, decentralized country, and as such it needs a system to redistribute wealth.“If we want Canadians to have comparable services, well then we need equalization,” Gagne said. “The day we don’t have equalization then there won’t really be a reason to have a country. If we don’t want to help each other out, then why should we stay together?”— With files from Pierre Saint-Arnaud Giuseppe Valiante, The Canadian Press
24 January 2007United Nations officials travelled to Somalia’s war-ravaged capital of Mogadishu today to discuss aid and other issues with representatives from the Transitional Federal Government (TFG), which ousted Islamist groups with Ethiopian help. “The mission took place despite a small security incident in which four mortars were fired after the aircraft carrying the UN personnel landed. There were no UN casualties. We cannot speculate that the United Nations was deliberately targeted, and the UN staff travelled back to Nairobi after completing their tasks,” spokesman Farhan Haq told reporters at UN Headquarters in New York. Until Ethiopian-backed government forces pushed the Union of the Islamic Courts (UIC) out of Mogadishu and much of the rest of the country last month, the TGF had been isolated in the provincial town of Baidoa in a country that has had no functioning central government since the regime of Muhammad Siad Barre was toppled in 1991. Last week the UN humanitarian coordinator for Somalia, Eric Laroche, urged the international aid community to set up substantial operations in Mogadishu, and UN agencies are already providing food and other aid to tens of thousands of flood victims and others who have fled the fighting in the south and north of the country.
A group of 88 Sri Lankans who had managed to reach Australia by boat on Monday have been trasnfered to Christmas Island, The Australian newspaper reported.Immigration authorities said the 88 Sri Lankans offloaded at Christmas Island yesterday were the latest in recent months to embark on the perilous boat trip of more than 3000km from Sri Lanka to the Australian territory of Christmas Island. The number of Sri Lankans seeking asylum by boat in Australia so far this year is already more than double last year’s total; since January 1, 586 Sri Lankans have reached Christmas Island. Last year, there were 211. The Australian has been told the boat trip from Sri Lanka to Christmas Island can take about 30 days, while the journey from Indonesia to the Australian territory can be as short as 30 hours if the boat is good and the sea calm.The number of Sri Lankans seeking asylum in Australia by boat in recent years peaked at 736 in 2009. In 2010, it fell to 536 and last year to a little more than 200. The boatload of mostly young men taken ashore at Christmas Island yesterday was first spotted in the Indian Ocean by a Customs and Border Protection Dash 8 surveillance aircraft. The boat was not sinking and the men were not in distress, and they continued on their way to the island in their blue-and-white wooden fishing boat. It was fitted with a wheelhouse and a large gas bottle. In those years, some Sri Lankans came on fishing vessels direct from their own country and paid people in Sri Lanka to arrange their passage. But others went to Indonesia first and were put on boats with asylum-seekers from other countries, such as Afghanistan and Iran, for the much shorter boat trip, The Australian newspaper reported.
“Notwithstanding the positive efforts to ensure inclusiveness in the transition process, impunity remains a major problem,” Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs Tayé-Brook Zerihoun told the Security Council. “There is a general atmosphere of fear within the population arising from the recent cases of beatings, torture and intimidation that continue to restrict freedom of assembly and information.”Guinea-Bissau has a tumultuous history of coups, misrule and political instability since it gained independence from Portugal in 1974. Last year, rogue soldiers seized power in a military take-over on 12 April – just days ahead of the country’s presidential run-off election – prompting calls from the international community for the return to civilian rule and the restoration of constitutional order. Recent incidents include an attack on a military base in October, which reportedly resulted in numerous deaths.In his presentation to the Council of Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s latest report on the developments in the country, Mr. Zerihoun noted that none of the individuals involved in the October attack have been brought to justice, although investigations have reportedly been concluded and submitted to the military court.Staff from the UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Guinea-Bissau (UNIOGBIS) have visited prisons and detention centres and have confirmed inadequate detention conditions and lack of access of detainees to medical care, food and potable water. While the Mission has notified the Ministry of Justice on this matter, Mr. Zerihoun stressed that there must be a wider change in Government policies to ensure a peaceful and inclusive transition.“The continued lack of civilian control and oversight over the defence and security forces and the continuing attempts by some politicians to manipulate the military for sectarian benefit remain matters of grave concern,” he said. “They hamper the effective functioning of State institutions and highlight the urgent need to radically change the way in which politics is conducted in the country, as well as the imperative of fundamental reform of the defence, security and justice sectors.”Mr. Zerihoun added that while restoration of constitutional order through elections remains a key priority, the international community must also support efforts aimed at combating impunity during the transition period and in the medium to longer term if stability is to be sustainable.“Only then can Guinea-Bissau have an opportunity to reverse decades of instability, unconstitutional change of Government, gross human rights abuses and impunity; and hopefully usher in a new era where there will be respect for the rule of law and for human and political rights, as well as opportunities for social and economic development,” he said, while also reaffirming the UN’s commitment to assist Guinea-Bissau in its long-term reconciliation process.
Among other efforts, the World Bank Group was helping host countries to improve the business climate with the aim of creating jobs, and was looking for longer-term solutions such as increased agricultural output in areas where refugees had settled. Much is riding on the Summit as the outcome would have a bearing on everyone’s future, he said. Emphasizing the importance of the New York Declaration, Mr. Grandi said that it marked an unprecedented political commitment and that “it fills what has been a perennial gap in the international refugee protection system – that of truly sharing responsibility for refugees, in the spirit of the UN Charter.” The top UN refugee official also pledged to work with world leaders to manage forced displacement and called on governments to provide political engagement, funding and concrete acts of solidarity in support of host countries and pursuit of solutions for refugees. Filippo Grandi, UN High Commissioner for Refugees, addresses the opening segment of the United Nations high-level summit on large movements of refugees and migrants. UN Photo/Cia Pak Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, addresses the opening segment of the United Nations high-level summit on large movements of refugees and migrants. UN Photo/Cia Pak Yury Fedotov, Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), addresses the opening segment of the United Nations high-level summit on large movements of refugees and migrants. UN Photo/Cia Pak Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank Group, addresses the opening segment of the United Nations high-level summit on large movements of refugees and migrants. UN Photo/Cia Pak William Lacy Swing, Director-General of the International Organization for Migration, addresses the opening segment of the UN high-level summit on large movements of refugees and migrants. UN Photo/Cia Pak Pointing to the individuals who continue to pursue extremism and divide people, the UN rights chief said: “We will continue to name you publicly. You may soon walk away from this hall. But not from the broader judgement of ‘we the people’, all the world’s people – not from us.” UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi highlighted that the Summit is an extraordinary opportunity to have real impact for refugees. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of the UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN-Women), speaking also on behalf of the Global Migration Group. Credit: UN Photo/Cia Pak Also speaking at the opening session, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein underlined that the Summit and its outcomes should be reduced to speeches, feel-good interviews and self-congratulation.“The bitter truth is this Summit was called because we have been largely failing,” he stressed and added that: “It is shameful [that] the victims of abominable crimes should be made to suffer further by our failures to give them protection.” The UN rights chief underscored that change is possible if the global community acts collectively on this vital subject. However, he also warned that in many countries, people working to ensure the rights, safety and dignity for all peoples are facing grave challenges “by race-baiting bigots, who seek to gain, or retain, power by wielding prejudice and deceit, at the expense of those most vulnerable.” Every single person on the move is entitled to protection, he said. Criminal law obliged States to investigate and prosecute crimes, as well as to protect the rights of victims. To date, 156 countries had made human trafficking a specific criminal offence, and while implementation remained a challenge, 142 countries had committed to stopping migrant smuggling. “For justice to be done, we need States to respect their own law,” he emphasized. For his part, Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank Group, said that, in addition to increasing funding for refugees, the Group has dramatically increased its data collection on migrants and has found, for example, that early intervention can have great impact, since half the number of existing refugees had been in their current situation for less than four years. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of the UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN-Women), speaking also on behalf of the Global Migration Group, noted its growth as it reached its tenth anniversary. The Group stands ready to support Member States, within the framework of the new development agenda, in implementing their existing commitments, as well as those made today through the New York Declaration. Describing the Group’s approach as people-centred, human-rights-based and gender-responsive, she said it recognized, in particular, the cultural and economic value that women and girl migrants contributed to societies, as well as the importance of specific national policies to protect and safeguard their rights, which are often grossly violated. In his address, Yury Fedotov, Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), said the international community could not allow criminals to exploit the biggest refugee crisis as a business opportunity. Welcoming the Declaration’s recognition that refugees and migrants in large population movements are at risk, and that States must combat human trafficking and migrant smuggling, he said: “It is, most of all, a question of respect.” In his address at the opening session, William Lacy Swing, the Director-General of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the newest related organization of the United Nations system, said three elements had made the landmark agreement possible: global trends, trust and timing. Migration is driven by factors including demography, disasters, the digital revolution, technology, North-South disparities and environmental degradation, and is indeed a priority for all Governments.The world also faces an unprecedented series of simultaneous, complex and protracted crises and humanitarian emergencies. Meanwhile, wide-spread and growing anti-migrant sentiment and policies has led to the “cruel irony that those fleeing terror and conflict are themselves being accused of terrorism and criminality.” Outlining IOM’s approach, he said migration is inevitable owing to those drivers, necessary if economies and societies are to flourish and desirable if policies are responsible and humane. “To do so will require changing the toxic migration narrative and learning to manage cultural, ehnic and religious diversity,” he emphasized.
Ohio State coach Chris Holtmann claps in the first half of the game against Maryland on Jan. 18. Ohio State lost 75-61. Credit: Casey Cascaldo | Photo EditorOhio State men’s basketball earned a huge commitment on Sunday to add to its already strong 2019 Class.Three-star center Ibrahima Diallo confirmed reports on Twitter that he has officially committed to the Buckeyes, giving Ohio State four members of its class for next season.Diallo is a 7-foot tall center with a 7-foot-9 wingspan out of Prolific Prep in California, and will join a trio in four-star recruits in guard DJ Carton and forwards Alonzo Gaffney and E.J. Liddell.He may join Kaleb Wesson, who has entered his name into the 2019 NBA Draft, as well as Jaedon LeDee, who entered his name in the transfer portal as the only other big men on the roster.Updated at 2:44 p.m. with confirmation from Diallo on Twitter.
Thiess has secured a A$185 million contract from BHP to provide additional mining services at the Mount Arthur Coal operation in the Hunter Valley, Australia.Thiess has been providing load and haul services at Mt Arthur Coal since December 2016. This new 15-month contract extends the scope of Thiess’ existing operations and includes mining overburden and coal at the southern end of the Mt Arthur Coal operation.CIMIC Group Chief Executive Officer Michael Wright said: “We’re pleased to continue our work at Mt Arthur Coal. This contract demonstrates our ability to work with our clients and deliver the equipment and expertise they need.”CIMIC Group Executive Mining and Mineral Processing and Thiess Managing Director Douglas Thompson said: “We have a long history in the Hunter Valley dating back to 1940s. We look forward to continuing to support BHP, while creating opportunities for local jobs and local suppliers.”Thiess has a strong presence in the Hunter Valley, and provides mining services at three mines and operates two maintenance workshops.
A natural gas supply proposal from Siemens and Knikatnu Corporation is a safer, less expensive option for the Interior Gas Utility. That’s the message from officials with the partnered companies that want to supply the Fairbanks North Star Borough’s Interior Gas Utility with liquefied natural gas.The IGU’s current plan is to expand its Titan LNG production plant on Cook Inlet to increase output of gas it trucks to Fairbanks.Listen nowSpeaking in Fairbanks on Monday, Knikatnu Corporation President Tom Harris says buying gas from Knik area Native Corporation and Siemens would save the Interior Gas Utility the cost of expanding the Titan plant.”I don’t look at Siemens as a competing interest. They’re a completing interest,” Harris said. “There is not the capacity at Titan to make the demand today.”Harris says Knikatnu has a proven coal bed methane source of gas on corporation owned land where the companies plan to install LNG production facilities. He emphasizes that the property is along the Alaska Railroad tracks, providing a cheaper, safer transportation alternative to increasing daily LNG truck traffic out of Southcentral.”The last thing we want to see is 50 trucks of LNG coming up Knik Goose Bay Road going north and 50 trucks coming back empty, on a road that’s already killing so many people because it’s so overcrowded,” Harris said.Siemens’ proposes using scalable gas processing modules to begin supplying Fairbanks with LNG as early as 2019.
RRR release dateHere are some important facts you need to know about Komaram Bheem, who was considered as a hero in the 1900’s. Though Komaram Bheem’s contribution towards the empowerment of the Adivasis is huge, his recognition has been limited to Telugu land and his story must be known by all.Unknown facts about Komaram Bheem:1. Komaram Bheem was born in 1901 to Komaram Chinnu and Som Bai in the forests of Asifabad, Telangana.2. Bheem belongs to Gond Tribals and decided to fight against the oppression of tribal people at a very small age.3. Bheem fought against the Asaf Jahi Dynasty for the freedom of Adivasis.4. Komaram Bheem, who came to know about the ongoing atrocities, launched massive agitations against the Nizam government (Telangana and a few parts that were under Nizam’s control) and started guerrilla warfare against their army.5. Jode Ghat was the center of Komaram Bheem’s activities and Bheem continued his guerrilla war from 1928 to 1940.6. Bheem was greatly inspired by the freedom fighter Alluri Seetha Ramaraju who stood strong against the British during the freedom fight.7. Komaram Bheem is the man behind the birth of the slogan “Jal, Jungle, Zameen” (Water, Forest, Land).8. Komaram Bheem fought against Nizam’s soldiers and breathed his last fighting at Babijhari in the year 1940.9. 72 years after his death, in 2012 Komaram Bheem’s statue was installed at Tank Bund, Hyderabad.10. Puchalapalli Sundariah, the comrade leader of Telangana Rebellion wrote the life history of Komaran Bheem — the tribal hero who dedicated his life for the empowerment of Adivasis. The statue of Komaram BheemInternetKomaram Bheem is still praised as a true hero who dedicated his life for the welfare of the Adivasis. Komaram Bheem will forever remain a leader and icon for his contributions to the age-long Adivasi struggle of ‘Jal Jangal Jameen’.Now that SS Rajamouli has announced a movie with NTR portraying the role of the younger version of Komaram Bheem, it is expected that the life of this fighter will be known to everyone.
Physicists first to create new molecule with record-setting dipole moment Molecules with atoms that have unequal numbers of electrons are known as dipoles—different sides can be positively or negatively charged causing interactions with other molecules to come about. Interactions between dipoles is a major area of research because it is part of such important processes as photosynthesis. In plants, dipole interactions aide chromophore couplings—helping to transfer energy from sunlight to other molecules that later convert it to energy. How exactly this process works is still not fully understood, unfortunately, and for that reason, researchers have been trying to capture images of it as it occurs—but until now, have been unsuccessful because light based microscopes can only see images to a certain small size. In this new effort, the researchers used scanning tunneling microscopy to get the job done.To capture the images, the researchers used chromophores that were made using a purple dye and then focused a red light on them to further highlight details. Next, they used the tip of the tunneling device to push some of the chromophores together—as they did so, they noticed that at approximately 3 nanometers apart, the light given off by the chromophores began to change; imagery of that change showed the process of dipole-dipole interactions taking place.But, that was not the end of the story, in recent years some scientists have begun to suspect that entanglement occurs during dipole-dipole interactions. As part of their experiments, the researchers varied the numbers of chromophores involved in the coupling, trying clusters up to four in size. In so doing they found that the way that the light changed between them, might be an indication of entanglement. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Journal information: Nature (Phys.org)—A team of researchers with the University of Science and Technology in China has for the first time, imaged dipole-dipole interactions using scanning tunneling microscopy. In their paper published in the journal Nature, the team describes how they captured the imagery and why they believe they may have also captured an instance of entanglement of chromophores. Guillaume Schull with Institutde Physique et Chimie des Matériaux de Strasbourg outlines the work done by the team in a News & Views article published in the same journal issue and explains in more detail the importance of better understanding the interactions of dipoles in biological processes. Explore further © 2016 Phys.org Citation: Dipole-dipole interactions imaged at sub-molecular resolution for first time (2016, March 31) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2016-03-dipole-dipole-interactions-imaged-sub-molecular-resolution.html STM image showing isolated single ZnPc molecules adsorbed on either a three-monolayer NaCl island or bare Ag(100) (image size: 34 nm × 25 nm; scanning parameters: −1.7 V, 2 pA). Credit: (c) Nature (2016). DOI: 10.1038/nature17428 (Left) Artistic rendering of the experimental scheme (Right) The spatial distribution of the excitonic coupling of zinc-phthalocyanine dimers in real space mapped by STM-based electroluminescence at sub-nanometer resolution. Credit: Image on left provided by WANG Guoyan and SUN Daping, Image on right provided by DONG Zhenchao’s group More information: Yang Zhang et al. Visualizing coherent intermolecular dipole–dipole coupling in real space, Nature (2016). DOI: 10.1038/nature17428AbstractMany important energy-transfer and optical processes, in both biological and artificial systems, depend crucially on excitonic coupling that spans several chromophores. Such coupling can in principle be described in a straightforward manner by considering the coherent intermolecular dipole–dipole interactions involved. However, in practice, it is challenging to directly observe in real space the coherent dipole coupling and the related exciton delocalizations, owing to the diffraction limit in conventional optics. Here we demonstrate that the highly localized excitations that are produced by electrons tunnelling from the tip of a scanning tunnelling microscope, in conjunction with imaging of the resultant luminescence, can be used to map the spatial distribution of the excitonic coupling in well-defined arrangements of a few zinc-phthalocyanine molecules. The luminescence patterns obtained for excitons in a dimer, which are recorded for different energy states and found to resemble σ and π molecular orbitals, reveal the local optical response of the system and the dependence of the local optical response on the relative orientation and phase of the transition dipoles of the individual molecules in the dimer. We generate an in-line arrangement up to four zinc-phthalocyanine molecules, with a larger total transition dipole, and show that this results in enhanced ‘single-molecule’ superradiance from the oligomer upon site-selective excitation. These findings demonstrate that our experimental approach provides detailed spatial information about coherent dipole–dipole coupling in molecular systems, which should enable a greater understanding and rational engineering of light-harvesting structures and quantum light sources.
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