Luka Modric has said his former Real Madrid team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo told him he deserved to win the 2017-18 UEFA Player of the Year award.Modric beat out Ronaldo and Mohamed Salah for the award, which was presented last week at the Champions League draw in Monaco.As a result of his snub, Ronaldo was a no-show at the event, with his agent Jorge Mendes later saying that his client not winning was “ridiculous and shameful.” Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Widespread reports had suggested that the five-time Ballon d’Or winner was disgruntled after missing out on the accolade, given his goalscoring exploits for Real Madrid last year. But in private, the Portugal and Juventus star took a more conciliatory approach to his former club team-mate, who led Croatia to the World Cup final this summer. Speaking after Portugal and Croatia played out a 1-1 friendly draw on Thursday, Modric said Ronaldo told him that he deserved to win the award. “Cristiano sent me a message, congratulated me and told me he is happy for me and I deserved it,” Modric told RTP3 after the game.”He also said he can’t wait to meet me again.”Ronaldo did not play in Thursday’s game, as he is rested ahead of a long club season with new side Juventus. The two stars are set to battle for another award, with Ronaldo, Modric and Salah also nominated for FIFA’s The Best Men’s Player of the Year.”I am happy to be in another big award final, we’ll see what will happen,” Modric said.”I have a good relationship with Cristiano Ronaldo and we’ll have good relationship in the future too.”Individual awards are important but I am not obsessed with them.”
(Eds: Updating with quotes and other details) New Delhi, Jun 27 (PTI) Mobile manufacturers VIVO today retained the Indian Premier Leagues title sponsorship for the next five years with a whopping Rs 2,199 crore bid, a mammoth 554 per cent more than the previous contract. “The premium global smartphone manufacturer bid Rs. 2199 crores, which is a 554 per cent increase over the previous contract. In the upcoming five IPL seasons (2018 – 2022), Vivo and IPL will have extensive cooperation in terms of sports events, on-ground activations and marketing campaigns,” the BCCI said in a statement. The annual break-up of the deal works out a nearly Rs 440 crore per year. The Board had last month invited bids for the title sponsorship of the cash-rich and glitzy event for the period between August 1, 2017 and July 31, 2022. VIVO had held the title rights for the 2016 and 2017 seasons. That deal was pegged at an estimated Rs 100 crore per year. Speaking on the development, IPL Chairman Rajeev Shukla said, “We are delighted to have Vivo joining us once again as the title sponsor for IPL for next five years. The association with Vivo has been great for the past two seasons and I am sure they will continue to make it bigger and better.” For the renewed contract, VIVO beat another mobile manufacturer Oppo, which had reportedly bid Rs 1430 crore. Vivo had taken over from soft drink giants Pepsi in 2014 -15. “Vivo as a brand has carved its niche and legacy in the market. We are extremely glad to have Vivo as the title sponsor and look forward to an enriching affiliation for both stakeholders,” BCCI Acting President CK Khanna said. “We received an overwhelming response for the title sponsorship rights and we are glad to have Vivo back on board. It is a renewal of a fruitful relationship with the brand that will extend for the next five years,” added Acting Secretary Amitabh Choudhary. Pepsi claimed the rights in 2013, bidding Rs 396 crore for five years. The company had taken over from real estate group DLF, which was the tournaments maiden title sponsor from 2008 to 2012. PTI PM PMadvertisement
American Sam Kendricks capped his memorable, unbeaten season by wining the pole vault at the World Championships on Tuesday as the title once again eluded world record holder and former Olympic champion Renaud Lavillenie.Kendricks, a first lieutenant in the U.S. Army reserve, cleared 5.95 metres while Poland’s Piotr Lisek took the silver and Lavillenie had to be content with a fourth world bronze despite producing his best leap of the season.Lisek, joint bronze medallist in Beijing two years ago, and Frenchman Lavillenie, who also won silver in 2013, both cleared 5.89 but the Pole took silver on countback.Olympic champions Fabio Braz pulled out last month due to form and fitness problems.Kendricks, unbeaten in 2017 after 10 competitions outdoors and one indoors, was again in imperious form as he moved through the first five heights without a failure.The 24-year-old, who barely picked his pole for five months during the autumn and winter while on active duty, failed his first two attempts at 5.95 before clearing the third to a huge roar.”It is all part of a mission for me. I make a goal and chop it down to make it attainable. I’ve finally got that world title and I could not be happier,” Kendricks said.”It was another fantastic competition today and I had to jump high to take the gold.”Lisek had two failures at 5.65 and another at 5.82 before deciding to move to 5.89 which he cleared at the first attempt but the next height proved a bridge too far.advertisementLavillenie, unable to start training until May because of a foot injury, has been short of confidence and form all season and has failed to register a win in five appearances on the Diamond League circuit.He had one failure and skipped two rounds before reaching 5.95 metres where he was agonisingly close on his second attempt, clearing the bar but nudging it on the way down.Lavillenie then opted to move to 6.01 where his challenge ended.Titleholder Shawn Barber of Canada struggled all evening and never looked in contention.He had one failure at the lowest height of 5.50 and only just avoided elimination at 5.65 which he cleared at the third attempt despite clipping the bar, before going out at 5.75.Germany’s Raphael Holzdeppe, who won the title four years ago in Moscow, fared even worse as he was eliminated in the very first round at 5.50.Belgian’s Arnaud Art made an unfortunate exit at the first height, falling on his third attempt after his hands slipped from the pole.
Chandigarh, Nov 12 (PTI) Senior bureaucrat Ashok Khemka was among 13 IAS officers who were transferred by the Manohar Lal Khattar government in Haryana, an official release said.Khemka who held the charge of principal secretary, social justice and empowerment department, was transferred and posted as principal secretary, sports and youth affairs, the release said.Khemka had shot to limelight in 2012 when he cancelled the mutation of a land deal between Congress president Sonia Gandhis son-in-law Robert Vadras company and realty major DLF.The 1991-batch-IAS officer, who has been transferred over 45 times during his nearly three decade long career, took to Twitter after the latest order issued today.”So much work planned. News of another transfer. Crash landing again. Vested interests win. Deja vu. But this is temporary. Will continue with renewed vigour and energy” Khemka tweeted.Among other IAS officers transferred were Sunil Kumar Gulati, additional chief secretary (ACS) in the fisheries department who has been posted as chairman-cum-managing director, Haryana Minerals Limited, New Delhi and coordinator, centrally sponsored schemes, in addition, against a newly created post.Shaleen, additional secretary, finance department, has been posted as director, medical education and research, Haryana, “in addition to his present duties”, the release said. PTI SUN DKS ADS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (PTI) Former national badminton coach Vimal Kumar and ex-athlete Ashwini Nachappa have been nominated by the Sports Ministry to be part of this year’s Arjuna and Khel Ratna awards selection committee. The selection will be headed by (Retd) Delhi High Court Judge Justice Indermeet Kaul Kochhar and will include three renowned sports journalists. Speaking to PTI from Bengaluru, Nachappa has confirmed she has been verbally invited to be a part of the committee but was waiting for an official communication from the Sports Ministry. “Yes I have received a verbal invitation from the ministry and more than willing to be a part of the committee. But I am still awaiting the official mail,” Nachappa told PTI. Kumar too confirmed that he has got a communication from the ministry but is yet to make up his mind. The selection committee is expected to meet in the middle of this month to pick the National Sports Awards winners for this year. In a shift from tradition, The National Sports Awards, which is held on August 29 every year to commemorate the birth anniversary of hockey legend Major Dhyan Chand, has been shifted to September 25 for clash of dates with the just-concluded Asian Games. PTI SSC AH
Nova Scotian priorities like the environment, energy, and tradeare at the top of the agenda at this year’s conference of New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers, Premier John Hamm said today, Aug. 28. “Nova Scotians want to build on the strength of our economy, to protect our natural environment, and to promote our offshore,” said Premier Hamm. “This conference is a tremendous way to get those messages out to our neighbours in New England and Eastern Canada.” “At the same time, by working together as a regional body on both sides of the border, we can bring a strong, focused voice to better manage our oceans, strengthen our economic links, and work to resolve challenges we face,” said the premier. The premiers and governors will also meet with Canada’s ambassador to the United States, Frank McKenna, and the U.S. ambassador to Canada, David Wilkins. The 29th conference of the New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers takes place today and Monday, Aug. 29, in St. John’s, N.L.
The department will also create a provincial policy and procedures committee, and a repair standards working group. The department has six mechanical branches across the province. The branches are responsible for repairing and maintaining department vehicles such as snow plows and road maintenance equipment. assessing all mechanical branch operations implementing better preventative maintenance practices on department vehicles more consistent practices for signing for non-stock parts when an order is received Work to address recommendations from the auditor general’s report released today, May 22, is well underway. Twelve, or 30 per cent, of 38 recommendations for the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal have already been addressed. “We are in total agreement with the auditor general’s recommendations,” said Maurice Smith, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal. “We are actively addressing the issues in the report and, in fact, have already established an audit response team to ensure the recommendations are fully implemented in a timely manner.” The department was cited for management and inventory control at two of the department’s mechanical branches. “While the focus was on Miller Lake and Truro, we are making changes at all our mechanical branches,” said Mr. Smith. “We are working now to ensure proper accountability and controls are in place across our operations.” Before the auditor general’s report, the department was in the midst of improvements, including greater staff accountability, reviewing the work order system and introducing a preventative maintenance program. The auditor general’s recommendations will be used to support the department’s work. Recommendations already addressed include:
Ryan Gosling has spoken out about keeping pigs in small cages in an article he wrote for The Globe and Mail.“Currently, mother pigs are kept in these cages called “gestation crates” for four months while pregnant, moved to another cage to give birth, reimpregnated and put back into a gestation crate for the cycle to repeat,” he wrote. “It adds up to years of immobilization and millions of smart, inquisitive animals relegated to iron maidens.“The process has been criticized by veterinarians, animal protection advocates, consumers and even major food retailers as inhumane and unnecessary. Tim Hortons, for example, announced recently that it is working – alongside 60 other major food companies – to eliminate these cages from their supply chain entirely.“Pigs in tiny crates suffer beyond anything most of us can easily imagine. They are unable even to turn around for weeks at a time, so that their muscles and bones deteriorate. And these extremely social and intelligent animals lose their minds from being denied any social or psychological stimulation at all.“I applaud NFACC for working to improve life for Canada’s pigs, and I join Farm Sanctuary and Humane Society International in asking that it close this dangerous loophole by prohibiting the pork industry from confining pigs for weeks at a time – something I would never dream of doing to George, and that no compassionate Canadian would ever do to any animal.”To read Ryan’s full article, click here.
Mónica González Mujica was declared laureate of the 2010 UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize, named in memory of a Colombian newspaper publisher murdered in 1987 for denouncing the activities of powerful drug barons in his country.“Mónica González Mujica has undergone years of hardship defending freedom of expression, one of the core values UNESCO was created to uphold. She now shows equal commitment to education, which is another main priority of our Organization,” UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova said.Born in 1949, Ms. González spent four years in exile following the military coup of 1973. She returned in 1978 to Chile, where harassment from the secret services made her lose jobs repeatedly as she investigated human rights violations as well as the financial doings of the coup leader, General Augusto Pinochet, and his family. She was imprisoned and tortured from 1984 to 1985 for this work. Yet, upon her release she went back to investigative reporting, publishing articles and books about the abuses of the military dictatorship. She was detained again and numerous court cases were brought against her. Since Chile’s return to democracy in 1990, she has continued working as a newspaper editor and journalist. She has been directing the Centre of Journalism and Investigation in Santiago, the capital, since 2007, while conducting workshops on investigative journalism at home and abroad.Ms. González was recommended by an international jury of 12 professional journalists from all over the world.“Throughout her professional life, Mónica González Mujica has shown courage in shining the light on the dark side of Chile,” the president of the jury, Joe Thloloe, Press Ombudsman of the Press Council of South Africa, said. “She has embodied the very spirit of the Award. She has been jailed, tortured, hauled before the courts but has remained steadfast. “Ms. González is now ploughing her experience back to the younger generation through her work at the Centre of Journalism and Investigation and her workshops on investigative journalism in various countries.” Ms. Bokova will present the $25,000 Prize to Ms. González in a ceremony on 3 May, World Press Freedom Day, which UNESCO will celebrate this year in Brisbane, Australia.Created in 1997 by UNESCO’s Executive Board, and financed by the Cano and Ottaway family foundations and by JP/Politiken Newspaper LTD, the prize is awarded annually to honour the work of an individual or an organization defending or promoting freedom of expression anywhere in the world, especially if this action puts the individual’s life at risk. Candidates are proposed by UNESCO Member States and regional or international organizations that defend and promote freedom of expression. 13 April 2010A Chilean journalist whose investigative reporting led to her torture by the country’s military dictatorship 25 years ago today won a United Nations prize that honours those promoting freedom of expression, especially at the risk of their own lives.
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Sophomore Sean Melton competes during the 2015 P&G Championships. Courtesy of OSU athleticsThree members of the Ohio State men’s gymnastics team competed among the nation’s best at the 2015 P&G Gymnastics Championships held in Indianapolis from Aug. 13 – 16. Junior Sean Melton finished 16th in the all-around, while freshmen Alec Yoder and Tristan Burke finished 20th and 28th, respectively. All three athletes finished in the top 10 of at least one event. Melton tied for eighth on rings, Burke ranked ninth on the vault and Yoder finished fifth on the pommel horse and ninth on the high bar. Melton, who finished 11th in the 2014 championships but dealt with a lower-back injury throughout the course of the 2015 season, said he was happy to be able to compete.“It just felt good to compete again since I was out for a while. Any time you can compete and get the butterflies and nerves, it’s a fun experience,” Melton said. For Yoder and Burke, competing in the senior competition was a new experience, with a key difference being the large crowd. “It was a lot different with a bigger crowd. You just got to feed off their energy,” Burke said. “The nerves were definitely there, but it was fun just knowing that they all had your back.”The competition offered up the opportunity to compete against longtime members of the gymnastics community. “It’s not every day that you get to compete against guys who are some of the best in the world,” Yoder said. “Taking the gymnastics up to the next level to compete with guys you’ve looked up to for a long time was a fun-filled experience.”Burke cited observing the veterans’ calm demeanors as a learning moment. “It was a pretty important meet, and they were just real relaxed about it. They were able to just put something they messed up on behind them,” he said.Next June, the 2016 P&G Championships will act as the trials for the 2016 Summer Olympics. The gymnasts said they view training for OSU as the best preparation.“We push each other every day. Working toward success for Ohio State is going to pay off when we’re in 2016 going into championships and trials to fight for a spot on that Rio Olympic team and things going forward like World Championships and the 2020 Olympic games,” Yoder said.Melton said training with other gymnasts who have similar ambitions is beneficial for both the individuals and the team.“It definitely helps bringing in guys that are the same caliber gymnasts that want the same goals,” Melton said. “Training with guys like these, you can’t get much better than that in helping to push each other to become the best that we can be as a team and for USA.”While the Olympics are a goal, the main focus when the gymnastics season begins in January is a national championship.“We come here to win championships, and Ohio State is really good at that,” Melton said. “We just have to put in the work, put our head down and grind through it to make it happen.”Yoder said he believes the team has the right ingredients to win it all.“We got the spirit, we got the ability. We have everything I think that makes the perfect chemistry in the gym,” he said. Until then, Melton, Yoder and Burke are trying to find balance in the busy routine of a student-athlete.Sophomore Sean Melton competes during the 2015 P&G Championships. Courtesy of OSU athleticsFor Yoder and Burke, the transition has been “crazy” and “intense.” Like many freshmen, they said they are learning what it’s like to be on their own for the first time. “It’s definitely been a 180-degree difference than anything else I’ve done,” Burke said. “But it’s fun knowing that you’re more independent.” Melton, now in his third year with the program, is taking on the role of a mentor.“I’ve been trying to take these guys under my arms and make them succeed immediately,” he said. “I know exactly what they’re going through now. I still struggle sometimes, but I feel like I have a better understanding of the program, the school and just how to be smart with it.” While the lifestyle is difficult and full of sacrifices, ranging from a lack of sleep to turning down pizza, the athletes said they are thankful for the opportunity. “At the end of the day it’s all completely worth it. It’s such an amazing university that we’re all blessed and grateful to be a part of,” Yoder said. A few months stand between now and the start of the gymnastics season, but dedicated training has already started.“The entire squad is in the gym taking care of their business right now, and there’s not a doubt in my mind that they’re all grinding really hard in there,” Burke said. “I’m just ready to start hitting those meets and putting Ohio State men’s gymnastics back on the map.”The Buckeyes are scheduled to kick their season off with an intrasquad meet on Dec. 19.
Regulator Ofcom said that most of the complaints it received related to content rather than technical issues.A spokesman said: “We have received 151 complaints about Comic Relief 2017 on the BBC. We will assess these complaints before deciding whether or not to investigate.”Highlights of the Friday night telethon, on BBC1 and BBC2, included the Love Actually sequel, starring Hugh Grant, Keira Knightley and Colin Firth.But viewers complained on Twitter about the use of swearwords before the watershed, including during a Mrs Brown’s Boys skit with former JLS star Aston Merrygold.One viewer said: “The worst Red Nose Day I’ve ever watched. Not one funny sketch and two different ‘comedians’ swearing before watershed. Disgusting.” I’m watching red nose day on recording and the sound quality is AWFUL— Rebecca (@panicforhell) March 24, 2017 Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. The complaints come in the same year that Comic Relief launched a Swear Jar app – so people can donate money to Comic Relief every time that they use bad language. Sir Lenny Henry and Jonathan Ross, who paid tribute to those affected by the attack on Westminster Credit: Gary Moyes/BBC A skit involving Good Morning Britain star Reid, in which she was jokingly interviewed by Reeves and Bob Mortimer in character as The Stotts, drew negative comments after Reeves flashed a fake penis between his legs under a kilt.”So Reeves and Mortimer exposing a fake penis to Susanna Reid, talking weird and making her uncomfortable is supposed to be funny?,” a viewer said. Some of the segments were difficult to hear due to the “diabolical” audio. Host Sir Lenny Henry was even forced to ask the studio audience at London’s O2 Arena to be quiet.Many viewers complained they could barely hear what was happening on their TV screens.One viewer wrote: “The sound on Red Nose Day is dreadful” and another adding “Considering the O2 is home to hundreds of music events each year, the sound tonight is diabolical.”A BBC spokesperson said: “There was a minor technical issue that meant the show was off-air for a minute, but quickly restored.”An average of 6.2 million viewers tuned in to watch the programme and it scored a peak of 7.6 million.The amount raised so far for this year’s Red Nose Day has reached more than £73 million.The BBC added: “The Red Nose Day 2017 broadcast was a live studio environment enjoyed by a peak audience of 7.6 million which raised over £73 million.”This will go a huge way to help improve the lives of many people both here in the UK and in some of the world’s poorest countries.” TV watchdog Ofcom is considering whether to launch an investigation into the BBC’s Red Nose Day telethon after the fundraiser sparked more than 150 complaints.The Comic Relief show was criticised on social media for pre-watershed profanity and sound problems.Several moments on the show – including when Vic Reeves flashed a fake penis at Susanna Reid before the 9pm watershed and when host Russell Brand responded to a technical glitch by saying “f***ing hell” live on air – sparked controversy.
Ian Brady was allowed to come into contact with vulnerable boys at Wormwood Scrubs prison despite one alleging he had sex with the moors murderer, newly released files show.The child killer interacted with young borstal inmates for more than five years, the records are said to reveal.The BBC said it had seen Home Office files that showed Brady also received support from Lord Longford, a former Labour cabinet minister and penal reformer.Brady was transferred to Wormwood Scrubs in 1974, eight years after he was convicted of the murders of Lesley Ann Downey, 10, and Edward Evans, 17 – two of the five youngsters he killed with girlfriend Myra Hindley.After being placed on the segregation unit the killer is said to have gone on hunger strike, to force officers to move him and allow him to associate with other prisoners, and he was eventually placed on the prison’s Mental Observation Landing.At the time boys from Feltham Borstal were reportedly sent to Wormwood Scrubs Hospital if they were suffering from mental health problems.Some of them were as young as 15, a similar age to some of the Moors Murders victims.Despite eventually regaining weight Brady was allowed to stay on the wing. A record from September 1976 shows suspicions had been raised by his “unusual interest in any adolescent inmate” and staff had to move the boys away from him.In December 1977 Brady reportedly wrote to Lord Longford to complain that the prison’s principal medical officer had told the governor he should return to segregation. The child killer remained on the wing.In March 1978 the prison’s senior medical officer (SMO) is said to have expressed concerns about Brady’s residence in the hospital and his contacts with vulnerable prisoners.Brady was reportedly allowed to watch television with other inmates and given duties including cleaning toilets and showers.He is said to have lost his duties in autumn 1981 after a young person reported that Brady had had sex with him.He was moved to Parkhurst on the Isle of Wight the following year.Frances Crook, chief executive of the Howard League for Penal Reform, said Brady’s high-profile support contributed to an “extraordinary set of circumstances”.She told the BBC: “What happened, and what he did in prisons, I think, is not extraordinary. Actually, I think it happens and has happened every day for years, and is still happening.”A Ministry of Justice spokesman said: “There have been huge changes in the criminal justice system in the last 40 years and allegations of sexual assault are taken extremely seriously and reported to the police. “Boys under 18 are placed together in youth custody and those aged between 18-21 are held either in young offender institutions with their own age group, or in designated cells or wings in the adult prison estate.”We are conducting a review into safeguarding in the youth estate to further improve the welfare of those in our care.” 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.
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In a joint statement, USI equality and welfare representatives Denise McCarthy and Laura Harmon described the feature as “a form of cyber bullying”. The statement added:USI condemns this behaviour from CollegeTimes.ie and finds this type of online behaviour distasteful and invasive. The negative effects of one online story can and do last longer than the story itself. The fact that it is almost exclusively women in these articles is sexist.When contacted by DailyEdge.ie, the director of CollegeTimes.ie Greta Dunne insisted that Creep Of The Week has “received a very positive response”.She confirmed that those featured are not asked for permission, but said: “The people we feature have been sent in to us as suggestions. Usually by their friends or themselves.”Dunne added that only people whose profiles are set to ‘public’ are featured, and said the gender imbalance was simply because “more females have left their Facebook images open.”CollegeTimes.ie was previously forced to issue a public apology to its sponsor 7UP, after publishing an article about one night stands that described how to “prey” on young women and feed them alcohol in order to have sex.The office of the Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) is currently reviewing whether to take investigative action over the Creep Of The Week feature.A DPC spokesperson said personal information can generally only be published within the law if the subject has consented, or if there is another specific legal basis:The publication of personal data online can be compliant with the Data Protection Acts if the consent of the individual has been provided for the publication, if the organisation publishing has a specific legal basis to do so or if the organisation can rely on the broad media exemption provided for in Section 22A of the Data Protection Acts.‘One Night Stand Guide’ told men to ‘prey’ on women and get them drunk>Related: Dublin nightclub offers free drink for your underwear> A WEBSITE FEATURE that trawls Facebook for photos of attractive Irish college students – before republishing them without permission – has been described as “distasteful and invasive”.The office of the Data Protection Commissioner is examining whether to take investigative action over the regular Creep Of The Week post on CollegeTimes.ie, an online publication for Irish students.Meanwhile, the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) has urged students to check their Facebook settings “to combat such an invasion of privacy”.Here’s how the Creep Of The Week feature works, in its own words:Every week, a little spy from Collegetimes.ie trolls through the wonderful world of Facebook and selects the most attractive Irish students possible. Nothing is taken that isn’t there to be seen so you might want to update your privacy settings because you could be next weeks CT Creep Of The Week…Photos often feature students in swimwear or underwear. Of the last ten students whose photos were published, nine were female.
A statue based on the Greek goddess of justice, Themis, donning a saree and clutching a sword and scales has been reinstalled in Bangladesh after being taken down from the front of the Supreme Court after being deemed as “un-Islamic”. Islamists oppose idol worship and consider the Lady Justice statue anti-Islamic. The statue had been in place since December and had seen a number of protests led by various Islamist groups who claimed that its presence infringed upon Muslims and their religious sentiments, resulting in its removal on Thursday night.The decision was approved by the leader of the secular Awami League party, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.“Why shouldn’t it be removed? Don’t they see that it is half-Greek, half-Bengali. It’s Greek-Bengali now. Don’t they see it?” Ms Hasina said.The statue of Lady Justice was reinstalled on Sunday under the supervision of its sculptor Mrinal Haque with the assistance of 30 workers. The return of the sculpture is based on a compromise however, the goddess is now erected within the court as opposed to the exterior. The clash is just one of the mounting tensions between hardliner Islamic groups and secularists in Bangladesh in recent years. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
Nuage de cendres de l’Eyjafjöll : le trafic aérien à nouveau perturbéIrlande – Le nuage de cendres du volcan Eyjafjöll refait parler de lui. Poussé vers le sud de l’Europe par de forts vents nord-est, il perturbe à nouveau le trafic aérien. Hier soir, l’aviation civile nationale irlandaise (IAA) a ainsi annoncé qu’aucun avion ne décollera ni n’atterrira en Irlande ce matin, entre 7h et 13h (heure locale). La fermeture d’une partie de l’espace aérien écossais a également été annoncée, mais les vols au-dessus de l’Irlande ne seront eux, pas perturbés. Selon un communiqué de l’IAA, “l’Irlande se trouve dans une zone où l’on prévoit une concentration en cendres qui dépasse le niveau de tolérance acceptable fixé par les constructeurs de moteurs”. À lire aussiLe Kilimandjaro, un volcan dormant caché dans la plus haute montagne d’AfriqueCette nouvelle décision de fermeture d’une partie de l’espace aérien est handicapante pour de nombreux voyageurs et pour les compagnies aériennes, dont les pertes dues à la paralysie d’avril dernier s’élèvent déjà à 1,26 milliard d’euros selon l’Iata (Association internationale du transport aérien). Cependant, l’IAA rappelle qu’elle “est fondée sur le risque que représente pour les passagers et les équipages la dérive vers le sud du nuage de cendres causé par des vents nord-est”. Les aéroports de Dublin, Shannon, Galway, Sligo, Ireland West (Knock), Donegal, Cork et Kerry sont concernés par cette mesure, entrée en vigueur ce matin à 6h00 GMT.Le 4 mai 2010 à 09:56 • Emmanuel Perrin
Nine years after it was first introduced, the Nissan Leaf is closing in on half a million sold. Now the Leaf is helping power the world’s first all-electric ice cream truck.Nissan partnered with Mackie’s of Scotland, a popular U.K. producer of ice cream (as well as chocolate and other snackables). The goal was to provide a glimpse of the zero-emission future of the frozen treat business.Most ice cream trucks that are currently on the road in the U.K. are powered by diesel motors. They don’t just provide the horsepower to haul their delicious cargo, they also crank the generators that power the onboard refrigeration systems.It’s not a particular clean setup. What Nissan is pitching is a complete 180.The prototype van is based on the e-NV200, Nissan’s 100% electric light commercial vehicle. (Photo Credit: Nissan)It all starts with the e-NV200, Nissan’s light commercial van that’s built atop the same platform found in the Leaf. It sports a 40kWh battery that can recharge to about 80% in less than an hour on a CHAdeMO quick-charger.That takes care of the driving part of the equation. The coolers are attached to a separate system. They’re still powered by Leaf batteries, just not the factory-fresh one that helps turn the wheels.Nissan partnered with Mackie’s of Scotland, an ice cream producer powering its family-owned dairy farm by renewable wind and solar energy. (Photo Credit: Nissan)The ice cream truck features two integrated Nissan Energy ROAM units. Those are the same portable units that the company used to demonstrate their emission-free camping vision earlier this year.Inside the ROAM are repurposed Leaf batteries. They’re still plenty useful as a power source, capable of storing a total of 1.4kWh and pumping out a peak of 1kW. That’s more than enough to keep a full load of ice cream cool while driving around making sales.(Photo Credit: Nissan)Speaking of sales, Nissan also built a contactless payment system into the side of the van. No more cumbersome terminal passing or phone hand-offs when you’re paying for your treats.More on Geek.com:Behold: The World’s First Fully Electric Classic Ford BroncoNissan’s Recycled EV Batteries Power ‘Off-Grid’ AdventuresThis Extreme Electric Skateboard Can Go an Insane 45 MPH Stay on target EV Platform Shoves Everything But the Battery Inside the WheelAdditive Breakthrough Makes EV Batteries Suck Less in the Cold
In the last game between the two Premier League teams, it was Liverpool that turned the game around and became the first team to beat City in this season. However, this does not scare Guardiola and he will not make his footballers play a defensive style of football.Last time when the Citizens visited Anfield back in January, they left with a bitter taste in their mouths. They were leading until Klopp’s men decided they have to take control of the game and did so indeed. However, this will not make Guardiola make his team abandon their attacking priciples.Report: City are stunned by Norwich George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Manchester City was stunned by Norwich City in todays Premier League clash.Much has been made in recent days of the potential impact of Aymeric…“If I said to my players that we are going to do something different, to change how we play, they would look at me and think, ‘This guy is scared.’ They would say, ‘The manager doesn’t trust himself,” he shared, according to FourFourTwo.“Of course, I consider what is the value from Liverpool, I’m concerned about what they do, I’m not so arrogant to think it doesn’t matter what they do. But we’re not going to defend 90 minutes and play one counter-attack. Why should we change when it has been going well so far?” he went on to add.
The Pentagon outlined a new strategy Tuesday to incorporate artificial intelligence into all parts of the military. In a release, DOD said adopting the technology to stay ahead of other nations will rely on partners in the private sector and academia.“We know that the department has to build a lot more expertise over the next decade of people that have the … skills that we are looking for,” said Lt. Gen. Jack Shanahan, director of the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center, The Hill reported. “Absent that sort of foundational level of expertise, commercial solutions are available for most of the problems that we’ve discovered in the past and we know we’ll discover in the future.”A DOD fact sheet said “AI is poised to transform every industry and is expected to impact every corner of the Department, spanning operations, training, sustainment, force protection, recruiting, healthcare and many others.”Senate Armed Services Chair Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) said AI is not a budget priority for him, because “there are other things that need to be done first.,” The Hill reported.DOD Chief Information Officer Dana Deasy and The Director of the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. John N.T. Shanahan. DOD photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Amber I. Smith ADC AUTHOR