With its exotic animals and Hindu gods it could easily be mistaken for a religious painting. But this is an exquisite example of Indian snakes and ladders.Produced in 1800, the board game is now set to delight art lovers after it was converted into a high quality computer image and uploaded to an online library.Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5404207/Stunning-1800-India-version-snakes-ladders-revealed.html#ixzz57cIcfe7M Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on FacebookRead it at Daily Mail Related Items
Many are calling it India’s “too big to fail” moment, referring to big financial firms so large that their collapse could spark economic chaos.On Monday, India took over the beleaguered IL&FS, an acronym for Infrastructure Leasing and Financial Services – a major non-banking financial institution, or a shadow bank. The firm’s six directors have been dismissed and the new board is now led by a top banker, Uday Kotak.Read it at BBC Related Items
ATHENS – The award-winning Navarino Challenge lived up to its theme “Sports Unite People” as 2,700 of all ages participated in the activities for a 7th consecutive year, October 11-13 in Messinia and Costa Navarino.With ideal weather conditions and a rich program of more than 30 activities, the event, hosted by The Westin Resort Costa Navarino was recently recognized as the best sports event in Greece, and supports the ideals of the Olympic Movement, contributing towards the development of a peaceful and better world without any discrimination, through sports.The wellness event promoted the benefits of exercise and raised awareness of the Mediterranean diet in the effort to fight childhood obesity. Furthermore, considering the global issue of inactivity of youth, the event exhorted young people to get involved in games and sports, through the Active Kids program, by adding even more kids’ activities.Navarino Challenge brought together athletes, families and children from 40 countries, including among others, Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, India, Italy, Lebanon, Netherlands, Moldavia, Norway, Portugal, Qatar, Russia, Spain, Sweden, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Ukraine, and the USA.Open water swimming by Vikos at Navarino Bay. Photo by Elias LefasThe full schedule of the event included activities for the whole family. On October 11, Greek Hall of Fame basketball icon Nick Galis, this year’s guest of honor, tipped off the 4on4 basketball tournament by Nutramins that was held with the participation of the basketball legend Joe Arlaouckas and two-time Olympic silver medalist Alexandros Nikolaidis. The day continued with many sports activities and ended with the screening of Barney Spender and Roddy Gibson’s award-winning documentary “The Road to Sparta” at the Agora, Costa Navarino.Messinia at the center of sports tourismOn October 12 sport action was held in the Municipality of Pylos-Nestor that supported the event for another year and helped in the smooth implementation of the activities at Navarino Bay with the assistance of local companies. For the first time in the event, participants had the opportunity to try sea kayaking and headed to the island of Sphacteria with the support of Explore Messinia.Open water swimming enthusiasts had the chance to compete in a chip-timed event at the beautiful Navarino bay from the scenic Pylos harbor, covering the unique 1 mile (1.6 km) route of the open water swimming race by Vikos. The swimming event was held with absolute safety with the approval of the Hellenic Swimming Federation, according to FINA’s regulations and the support of Pylos Hellenic Coast Guard and Pylos-Nestor Municipality.The route was designed by the national federal technical coach, Nikos Gemelos.Tip off by Hall of Fame basketball legend Nick Galis at the 4on4 basketball tournament by Nutramins. Photo by Mike TsolisSilver Olympic medalist in open water swimming Spyros Gianniotis, world champion Kelly Araouzou, European champion George Arniakos and significant athletes of the Greek National Open Water Swimming Team participated in this year’s race, in the presence of Pylos-Nestor Mayor, Takis Karvelas.Lifeguard Patrol, Pilos Dive Center group of divers and event’s medical partner Athens Medical Group ensured the safety of the swimming race.“Challenge The Wind” interclub sailing race of triangle course with OPTIMIST and LASER 4.7 boats was co-organized with the Maritime Athletic Pylos Association “Nestor”.The sea activities also marked the beginning of the “Navarinia” event for the 192nd anniversary of the Battle of Navarino, which will culminate this week.In addition, Pylos came alive with local flavors and scents. A station with traditional lalagia, loukoumia, pasteli created by Poseidonia and Pylos Poems welcomed visitors.A visit to the refurbished family home of the Olympic champion Kostis Tsiklitiras was held with the presence of Olympic medalist Spyros Gianniotis.All water sports were also supported by the following partners: Poseidonia, Pylos Association of Enterprises for Tourism Development, Karalis Beach Hotel, Karalis City Hotel & Spa.Ultramarathoner Dean Karnazes with the event’s medal made of seagrass by PHEE. Photo by Babis GiritziotisOn Saturday night, the official airline Qatar Airways welcomed guests on the special night A Night to Remember by Qatar Airways. In the presence of Minister of Tourism Harry Theocharis and Deputy Minister of Culture and Sports Lefteris Avgenakis, Qatar Airways honored great sports personalities. In particular, the Hall of Fame basketball legend Nick Galis was honored for his contribution to sports by Costantza Sbokou-Constantakopoulou on behalf of TEMES, along with the Minister of Tourism, the Deputy Minister of Culture and Sports, and Theresa Cissell, Qatar Airways Country Manager for Greece and Cyprus. The Greek-American ultramarathon runner and the event’s ambassador Dean Karnazes was awarded by the Minister of Tourism. Greek gold Paralympic medalist and world champion in boccia Grigoris Polychronidis was awarded by Byung Moo (Theofilos) Shin, President & Chief Executive Officer of Samsung Electronics Hellas. Silver Olympic medalist Spyros Gianniotis was awarded by the Deputy Minister of Culture and Sports, while journalists Minas Tsamopoulos and George Thanailakis undertook the presentation of the athlete and the award. Two-time Olympic medalist in rowing Vassilis Polymeros was awarded by Ms. Petri Logara, Operations Manager of Ford Motor Hellas. World karate champion Eleni Chatziliadou was awarded by Cissell, while bronze medalist in sailing world championship Maria Tsamopoulou was awarded by Stefanos Theodorides, Managing Director of TEMES. The event was presented by Joe Arlauckas with music by the Pylos Conservatory duo.Qatar Airways Puzzle Challenge contest continuesQatar Airways surprised participants with the Puzzle Challenge competition created through a special application. The contest continues until October 21 with a gift of two round-trip airline tickets to over 160 places across the globe on Qatar Airways’ global network. A Night to Remember by Qatar Airways was assisted by Kayak, Karoulias, Lafazanis, Nestor, while the specially designed awards of the event, were created by PHEE and Nestor Winery.Kick boxing champion Alexandros Nikolaidis at the Ford Go Further half-marathon in Voidokilia. Photo by Elias LefasOn October 13, professional and amateur runners tested their skills on the routes of 5km by Samsung (running & dynamic walking), 10km by PlantBox and Ford Go Further Greek Half-Marathon (21.1km). The Half-Marathon route is described by runners as one of the most beautiful around the world, and the 5km route also impressed participants. Navarino Challenge was included in World’s Marathons world community with runners from the Sport Club with people with special needs from Kalamata, “Diaforozo,” celebrating their participation at the event one day before the International White Cane Day (October 15). The routes were designed by the former marathon runner, holder of national best performance on the classical route, running coach and director of All About Running, Nikos Polias. During the event, all participants were timed. All running races are co-organized with Messiniakos Gymnastic Club, EAS SEGAS Peloponnese Region and the approval of the Hellenic Athletics Federation [SEGAS]. Hellenic Rescue Team – Messinia Department and the event’s medical partner, Athens Medical Group, ensured the safety of the races.Later on, the children’s 1km race (supported by VIKOS) took place, with the dynamic presence of children from the wider region as well as clubs such as Messiniakos, GC Akritas 2016 and Pylos Maritime Sports Club.The eco-friendly event included: a) strictly smoke-free areas for the start and end points of the Navarino Dunes runways, b) declaring the beautiful Voidokilia beach, which the runners crossed, as strictly plastic-free, and c) offered participants an eco-friendly bag by Luanvi, event’s official sports supplier.This year’s participants received a medal made only of seagrass from the event’s official supporter, PHEE, a company that innovates by promoting the principles of “green” entrepreneurship and the re-use of natural resources.Moreover, the event offered each participant an olive tree by PlantBox. At the same time, all participants received high quality cosmetics be Messinian Spa.A special surprise from Samsung awaited participants of Navarino Challenge, with the exceptional artwork of artist Nathan Makris, that depicted top athletes, Nick Galis, Spiros Gianniotis, Alexandros Nikolaidis, Grigoris Polychronidis, Periklis Iakovakis and Dean Karnazes. Visitors had the opportunity to take a picture with them and post their photos on social media.Sea kayaking to the island of Sphacteria with the support of Explore Messinia. Photo by Elias LefasNavarino Challenge supports: a) the Institute of Preventive Medicine, Environmental and Occupational Health, Prolepsis with a program on Food Aid and Promotion of Healthy Nutrition, DIATROFI, and through the Captain Vasilis and Carmen Konstantakopoulos Foundation: b) WWF Greece and c) Karkinaki, through the GivenGain online platform: https://bit.ly/33KTNhD.Navarino Challenge is part of the #BeactiveHellas 2019 program of the European Commission and was held under the auspices of the General Secretariat of Sports.The event was held under the auspices of the Greek National Tourism Organization with the approval of the Hellenic Swimming Federation.Navarino Challenge was co-organized by Costa Navarino, The Westin Resort Costa Navarino and Active Media Group with the support of the Municipalities of Pylos-Nestor and Trifilia.Hashtags: #navarinochallenge #costanavarino #sportsunitepeople #eatwell #runwell #livewellThe 1 km race for kids at Navarino Challenge 2019. 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Real Madrid Zidane ‘disappointed’ for Real Madrid players Matt Dorman Last updated 1 year ago 07:44 12/3/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(5) Getty Images Real Madrid Zinédine Zidane Athletic Club v Real Madrid Athletic Club Primera División The manager of Los Blancos believes his side deserved all three points for their performance against Athletic Bilbao at San Mames Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane says he is disappointed for his players but remains satisfied with their efforts following the 0-0 draw at Athletic Bilbao on Saturday.Victory would have seen Los Blancos close the gap to Barcelona back to six points after the leaders dropped points against Celta Vigo, but the champions were unable to find the all-important goal against a side which is now winless in six league matches.Cristiano Ronaldo, Toni Kroos and Karim Benzema could all have done better with first-half chances as Madrid’s scoring troubles came to the fore once again. 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 It was the third time they have been held scoreless in this LaLiga campaign and a worrying trend which has left them fourth in the table, still eight points shy of pace-setters Barca.”I am very happy with the performance and very disappointed not to score, but mostly I’m feeling disappointed for the players, as they gave everything,” Zidane told Movistar.”We deserved more and in the end we did not get the goal that would have given us three points.”My job is to make sure we are positive and playing so that the goals will come. I am not concerned, but I am disappointed for the players.”Madrid’s underwhelming evening was compounded by the late dismissal of Sergio Ramos for a second yellow after he appeared to catch Aritz Aduriz with an elbow.The Spain international’s red card – a record 19th in La Liga history – means he will join Casemiro and Dani Carvajal on the sidelines for next weekend’s visit of Sevilla after they picked up their fifth yellows of the campaign.”Ramos is not happy because he thinks it was not worthy of a card, but that is how it is and we cannot change it now,” Zidane said.
11Genoa9-514 Share on Facebook The Fiver: sign up and get our daily football email. Publicly, the leadership has been consistent in its support for Gattuso. But Maldini also reaffirmed that the club’s ambition is to finish in the top four. Champions League football is a necessary first step back towards financial stability for a club that posted a €126m loss on last season’s accounts.Initially banned from European competition this year for failing to comply with Financial Fair Play requirements, the Rossoneri were reinstated following an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport. The latter ruling rested in part on the club’s recent repossession by Elliott Management, but further sanctions can be expected if they fail to improve the balance sheet.This particular set of circumstances does also complicate the outlook with regards to Gattuso. On the one hand, the club will need to remove him if they believe he cannot obtain a Champions League berth. On the other, replacing him with a high-profile name would be an expensive undertaking. Gattuso embraces Higuaín after the match. Photograph: Marco Bertorello/AFP/Getty Images European club football Gattuso countered that his team had created more opportunities, conceding from two shots on goal. He was similarly resistant, however, to any attempt to colour this victory as a result of the formation change.Most encouraging to him might have been the attitude of Cutrone and Higuaín, two players with a shared aggression and physicality in their way of interpreting the position. He had called on his team to play like “angry dogs”, demanding a reaction after limp performances against Inter and Betis. Defeats to those teams had fuelled speculation that he could be fired. Both Leonardo and Paolo Maldini had dropped by Milanello on Friday for conversations with the manager and his team. Cristiano Ronaldo: I left Real Madrid because of president Florentino Pérez features The best scenario for Milan, then, would be for the incumbent to succeed. Gattuso is well-liked by his players, Higuaín praising his man-management in a recent interview with Gazzetta and likening him to Maurizio Sarri for his capacity to motivate. Alessio Romagnoli insisted he and his team-mates were “ready to die” for their boss.Milan are not as far off the pace as you might imagine from the tone of some of the recent media coverage in Italy. A win in their postponed game against Genoa this Wednesday would give them 18 points from 10 games, and put them very much in touch with the top four.What ought to concern Milan more than the standings is an atrocious defensive record, with 13 goals conceded already in the league. They have not kept a clean sheet in 15 Serie A matches dating back to last season, their longest such run since 1946.Experimenting with a two-man attack does not need to compromise the defence. Just ask Carlo Ancelotti, whose Napoli side have been far tighter at the back since switching from a 4-3-3 to a 4-4-2. It might serve Milan’s interests to give Higuaín and Cutrone more games together. That alone, though, will not be a quick fix.Talking points• The one and only real talking point this Monday: how on earth did Sassuolo fail to score from here?• “I’m not a wizard,” insisted Ancelotti after Napoli’s draw with Roma, and this was a game to remind us that even the best managers cannot stick the ball in the net. The Partenopei comfortably outplayed Roma yet needed a 90th-minute equaliser from Dries Mertens. Napoli 1-1 Roma, Milan 3-2 Sampdoria, Cagliari 2-1 Chievo, Genoa 2-2 Udinese, Spal 0-3 Frosinone, Sassuolo 2-2 Bologna, Torino 1-1 Fiorentina, Empoli 1-2 Juventus, Atalanta 3-0 ParmaMonday: Lazio v Internazionale 1Juventus101328 2Napoli10822 Pinterest 10Torino10014 • The gap to first is back to six points, because Juventus beat Empoli 2-1 the day before. The Bianconeri were a goal down at the break and playing some way below their best but Cristiano Ronaldo once again made the difference, converting a penalty first before smashing home the winner from 20 yards.• A first win of the season for Frosinone, and what a way to get it: thrashing Spal 3-0. It leaves Chievo as the only winless side, the former Italy manager Giampiero Ventura suffering a second consecutive defeat since taking charge. 12Cagliari10-213 Bayer Leverkusen’s rout of Bremen underlines their underachievements Share on Twitter Show Putting aside any trivial quibbles about sample size, we can at least observe that this partnership has shown promise. Far from treading on each other’s toes, Cutrone and Higuaín seem to have quite a natural rapport, seeking one another out in possession. The latter’s goal was set up by a sharp one-two between them.Cutrone was only returning a favour. Higuaín had provided the assist on his winner against Roma back in August, dissecting the Giallorossi’s defence with a well-timed through-ball. It is tempting to wonder whether their shared experience as No9s might help each recognise the spaces the other would want to attack, and where they would want the ball played.Whether or not Milan are better for playing in the 4-4-2 that accommodates them is another question entirely. Sampdoria dominated possession and their manager, Marco Giampaolo, argued that the game had been won only by acts of individual brilliance. Suso’s winner was a trademark solo effort, struck across goal from 20 yards. Twitter Was this helpful? 13Parma10-413 Eleven Sports (@ElevenSports_UK)| FULL-TIME | A worthy match-winner for #ACMilan. 👏Suso’s strike sealed all three points for the Rossoneri. 🔴⚫️AC Milan 3-2 Sampdoria pic.twitter.com/Hu3S3rEcHDOctober 28, 2018 17Bologna10-69 Topics Share on LinkedIn 4Lazio9418 Serie A 6Sampdoria10715 5Fiorentina10815 Read more 18Empoli10-66 Read more Share on Messenger Facebook Eleven Sports (@ElevenSports_UK)| EQUALISER |Dries Mertens pounced late on to rescue Napoli a point at home against Roma.They stay six points behind Juventus in the #SerieA standings. ⚽️ #Contenders pic.twitter.com/ES83hH4BxzOctober 28, 2018 14Atalanta10512 16Udinese10-59 19Frosinone10-155 Milan Quick guide Serie A results Old habits die hard for Silvio Berlusconi. It is more than a year since he sold Milan, and barely a month since he completed a takeover of Monza in Serie C, but still he presumes to address his former club’s manager with tactical advice. “I don’t like [Gennaro] Gattuso’s team, because they only play with one centre-forward,” lamented Berlusconi recently. “Milan should always have two.”It seems unlikely these words swung Gattuso’s thinking. This can hardly have been the first time he heard such a suggestion from a man with whom he remains in occasional contact. Berlusconi’s preference for two up top has been reiterated countless times down the years, though his knowledge of Milan’s playing staff appears to be similarly unchanging. In another interview on the same theme, he also proposed starting Kaká behind the attack. 20Chievo10-18-1 Share via Email 7AC Milan9515 Sportblog Gattuso did not seek to lure the Brazilian back out of retirement for Milan’s game against Sampdoria on Sunday, but he did opt for a 4-4-2 for the first time this season. Suso was pushed back and Diego Laxalt brought forward to operate as wingers. Patrick Cutrone joined Gonzalo Higuaín in attack.Supporters had been crying out for this combination. With a goal against Real Betis on Thursday, Cutrone raised his strike rate to four goals in eight appearances – all of them off the bench. Why not give this homegrown talent a chance to play from the beginning?The obvious answer was that he and Higuaín were too similar, each doing their best work in and around the penalty box. In this era of false nines, could a team really get away with fielding two authentic ones?Apparently, they could. Both got their names on the scoresheet in a back-and-forth game at the San Siro, Cutrone opening the scoring and Higuaín netting the equaliser after Sampdoria had responded with goals from Riccardo Saponara and Fabio Quagliarella. Milan went on to win 3-2, Suso scoring the winner.Monday’s Gazzetta dello Sport tallied up the total time Cutrone and Higuaín had spent on the pitch together this season, finding a combined strike-rate better than one goal every 40 minutes. “Projecting that through an entire game, that means starting 2-0 up,” announced the optimistic analysis. Share on WhatsApp Thank you for your feedback. 15SPAL10-512 9Sassuolo10115 8Roma10415 Hide Share on Pinterest 3Inter Milan9719 PosTeamPGDPts Reuse this content
Paul Pogba Pogba has ‘no problem’ with Mourinho but swerves Man Utd exit talk Chris Burton Last updated 1 year ago 18:59 4/1/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(4) Getty Images Paul Pogba Manchester United France Premier League World Cup José Mourinho The France international midfielder admits to being unaccustomed to life on the bench, but insists he will never question the methods of his manager Paul Pogba insists he has “no problem” with Jose Mourinho despite his recent benching at Manchester United, but has refused to be drawn on his future.The Red Devils have sparked transfer talk around their £89 million record signing with their handling of his undoubted talent.Pogba has regularly seen his best position questioned this season, with there a feeling that United are not playing to his strengths. 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 That has led to him being removed from the starting XI at times, amid talk of a breakdown in his relationship with Mourinho, but the 25-year-old insists he will never question his manager’s methods.Pogba told Telefoot on his current situation at Old Trafford: “It’s true [being benched] has never happened to me, but it can strengthen me. You have to go through these periods to make you stronger.“There is no problem with Mourinho. It’s not me who picks the team. Ask the coach if you want to know why I play less. I respect his choices.”Having struggled to earn the trust of his boss, it has been suggested that Pogba’s days in Mourinho’s plans may be numbered.A summer move has been mooted, with Real Madrid reported to be among those keeping a close eye on a situation which could see United move in a different direction.Pogba has, however, sought to the swerve transfer talk, adding: “It’s too early to talk about a departure from United, the situation can change.”He was then pressed on recent comments in which he confessed to wanting to play alongside Paris Saint-Germain’s Brazilian forward Neymar at some stage in his career.Pogba is prepared to reiterate that he wants to work with the best players in world football, but says that ambition should not be interpreted as a desire to move on.He said: “Neymar? I said I dream of playing with him, [Lionel] Messi or Cristiano [Ronaldo], but that doesn’t mean that I want to move clubs.”For now, Pogba’s focus is locked on United’s efforts to lock up a second-place finish in the Premier League and lift the FA Cup.He will then turn his attention to international matters with France, with Les Bleus among the favourites to go all the way at this summer’s World Cup finals in Russia.Pogba said of their chances: “We have the potential, the players to win the World Cup. We have a great team.“There is still work to be done because against lesser teams, we have had more trouble.“Just because we are the French national team does not mean that we will win every game 5-0.”
OTTAWA – The number of people seeking asylum in Canada is now the highest it’s been since 2009, driven in part by a surge in asylum seekers showing up at the Canada-U.S. border.New statistics released Tuesday by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada show that as of August, 27,440 claims for asylum have been filed in Canada, a peak since record highs of between 36,000 and 33,000 in 2008 and 2009.And the numbers are expected to continue to rise.During a briefing Monday with immigration organizations in New York City, Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen said based on current trends, Canada could see 40,000 claimants by the end of the year, according to Conservative immigration critic Michelle Rempel, who was in the room. Hussen’s office confirmed her account.“Given the global forced displacement and forced migration, this is now a public policy concern,” Rempel said.“Nobody is saying that this is going to stop.”At current levels, the federal and provincial governments are looking at a bill of at least $353.9 million to $548.8 million to process claims and provide the required services — the cost per claim ranges from $12,900 to $20,000, the Immigration Department says.Those numbers don’t take into account the cost of deporting failed claimants, nor the special measures rolled out to manage the sudden summer spike in border arrivals — it’s too early to know that price tag, the department says.Those measures were deployed in July and early August as upwards of 200 people were crossing into Quebec from New York state each day. Officials say the number of arrivals have since come back down.“The numbers fluctuate,” said Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale.“That’s one of the very obvious lessons that the statistics have demonstrated over the last seven or eight months while the situation has developed at the Canadian border.”The full scope of the situation over the summer was reflected in the data released Tuesday — the RCMP intercepted 5,530 people crossing illegally into Quebec in August, up from 2,996 in July.As of August, 13,211 people have been intercepted trying to make a similar journey and while the numbers are highest in Quebec, British Columbia registered a spike of its own last month. There, 102 people were stopped, up from 51 the month before.A dedicated Immigration and Refugee Board team has been seconded to deal with large groups of arrivals claiming asylum from the same countries. The vast majority in Quebec are of Haitian descent; in Manitoba earlier this year, most were Somalian.In B.C., settlement organizations say they saw refugee seekers from dozens of different countries last month, with Afghanistan, Iraq, Colombia, Mexico and Turkey leading the list.The board has been warning for months, however, that they are ill-equipped to manage the ongoing rise in claims without creating lengthy backlogs, given existing budgets and staffing levels.A briefing note obtained by The Canadian Press earlier this year said that without system improvements or additional resources, steadily rising numbers of claims would mean wait times of as long as 11 years by the end of 2021.The head of the IRB said on Twitter Tuesday that the current wait time is 16 months.Even before the surge, the number of claims being added to the board’s backlog was growing by the month, said NDP immigration critic Jenny Kwan.The fact the Liberal government did nothing then — and is doing little now beyond calling for greater efficiency at the board — is a serious issue, Kwan said.“This Liberal government is putting in jeopardy our immigration system.”
WINNIPEG — The best friend of a Manitoba Indigenous woman killed during a botched robbery looked at a man found guilty in the death and asked how a life could be worth only $45.In January, a jury convicted Jason Meilleur of manslaughter in the death of Jeanenne Fontaine.Fontaine was shot and her Winnipeg home set on fire in 2017 when three men came to her house to collect on a drug debt her boyfriend owed.Fontaine was the cousin of Tina Fontaine, a teenager whose body was found three years earlier in the Red River, and whose death fuelled renewed calls for a national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women.Melissa Stevenson told Meilleur’s sentencing hearing that her friend was struggling with addiction after her cousin’s murder but she had goals to get clean.In her final diary entry read in court, Fontaine wrote that she wanted to get a new place to call home.The Crown is asking that Meilleur be sentenced to 15 years.The defence has not made its submission yet.Two other men have been convicted and sentenced in the woman’s death. The Canadian Press
NEW YORK, N.Y. – T-Mobile and Sprint reached a $26.5 billion merger agreement Sunday that would reduce the U.S. wireless industry to three major players — that is, if the Trump administration’s antitrust regulators let the deal go through.The nation’s third- and fourth-largest wireless companies have been considering a combination for years, one that would bulk them up to a similar size as industry giants Verizon and AT&T. But a 2014 attempt fell apart amid resistance from the Obama administration.The combined company, to be called T-Mobile, would have about 127 million customers. Consumers worry a less crowded telecom field could result in higher prices, while unions are concerned about potential job losses.In a conference call with Wall Street analysts, Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure acknowledged that getting regulatory approval is “the elephant in the room,” and one of the first things the companies did after sending out the deal’s news release was to call Ajit Pai, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission.The companies stressed that they plan to have more employees following the combination, particularly in rural areas, than they do as stand-alone companies now.They also emphasized that the deal would help accelerate their development of faster 5G wireless networks and ensure that the U.S. doesn’t cede leadership on the technology to China.And they said the combination would allow them to better compete not only with AT&T and Verizon but also with Comcast and others as the wireless, broadband and video industries converge.“This isn’t a case of going from 4 to 3 wireless companies — there are now at least 7 or 8 big competitors in this converging market,” T-Mobile chief executive John Legere said in a statement. He would be the CEO of the combined company.The all-stock deal values each share of Sprint at slightly more than 0.10 T-Mobile shares. Deutsche Telekom, T-Mobile’s parent, would own about 42 per cent of the combined company. Japan’s SoftBank, which controls Sprint, would own 27 per cent, and the remainder would be held by the public.The companies said they expect the deal to close by the first half of 2019 and would result in about $6 billion in annual cost savings.Investors have been anticipating a deal like this for some time. In addition to the thwarted attempt three years ago, the two companies were poised to combine in October, but the deal was called off after what analysts said was a disagreement over control of the combined company.The deal will have to be reviewed by the Justice Department and the FCC.National carriers had not been able to get a deal through under President Barack Obama. But the FCC in September deemed the wireless market “competitive” for the first time since 2009, which some analysts say could make it easier to present a deal.The 5G aspirations are at the heart of the agreement, and the new technology could allow companies to provide faster service to people’s homes.Sprint’s Claure likened going from 4G to 5G to switching from black-and-white television to colour. The combined company plans to invest up to $40 billion in its network in the first three years, which executives said would drive more hiring and better service for customers.Sprint has a lot of debt and has posted a string of annual losses. It has cut costs and made itself more attractive to customers, BTIG Research analyst Walter Piecyk said, but hasn’t invested enough in its network and doesn’t have enough airwave rights for quality service in rural areas.T-Mobile, meanwhile, has been on a yearslong streak of adding customers. After the government nixed AT&T’s attempt to buy the company in 2011, T-Mobile led the way in many consumer-friendly changes, such as ditching two-year contracts and bringing back unlimited data plans.Consumers are paying less for cellphone service thanks to T-Mobile’s influence on the industry and the resulting price wars.Verizon and AT&T have been expanding their video-content businesses, while cable companies have been moving into wireless. That allows a single company to combine home and wireless internet and use content to support the communications businesses.Comcast, the cable giant that finished buying NBCUniversal in 2013, offers customers wireless service by reselling access to Verizon’s network. So does another dominant cable company, Charter.
A United Nations elections expert just back from Iraq emphasized today that the country’s people must have control of the polling process, and that a secure environment and adequate resources were essential to the balloting’s success.According to Iraq’s Transitional Administrative Law (TAL), elections are set to take place no later than 31 January 2005. Voting would be held for the councils at the governorate level, the National Assembly of Kurdistan and the Iraqi National Assembly.Speaking to reporters in New York, Carina Perelli, Director of the UN Electoral Assistance Division, outlined the process of creating “a totally new, independent electoral authority” that would enjoy legitimacy among the Iraqi people and have full autonomy, including the ability to manage its own budget.She welcomed the Iraqi Governing Council’s recent full endorsement of the UN’s recommendations in this regard, which were also accepted by the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) as well as all social and political actors contacted by the UN.A board of seven commissioners plus one director-general will head the institution, Ms. Perelli said, stressing that those individuals must be independent.The UN mission that she led to Iraq last month heard “the outcry of the population in terms of having more participation in the decision-making processes and being more involved,” Ms. Perelli said.In response, the UN had created a process allowing the community to nominate the seven individuals. Once the process of nominations is completed, the UN will undertake a technical evaluation of the candidates, followed immediately by the establishment of a shortlist of 20 names for the commissioners and five names for the position of director. Those people would then be interviewed.The UN will also name an international commissioner, but that person would have a “voice but no vote because this has to be a fully Iraqi process,” she said.Concerning security, she acknowledged that “there has been a deterioration of conditions in Iraq,” but pointed out that “once you launch an electoral process, particularly if the citizenry starts to believe and take ownership in the process, then the capacity of what we call ‘political security’ – which is basically people fighting for the right to have that election – also occurs.”If all these decisions are taken in open discussion with the communities and if people feel that basically their interests have also been taken into consideration it might affect the security situation,” she observed.”Of course, elections under the gun, and elections with bullets and mortars and shelling, are not two things that go together hand-in-hand – that is obvious,” she added.She said the overall cost of elections was currently projected at $250 million to $260 million, but the figure would be adjusted depending on the decisions of the independent electoral authority.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Ohio State has had one elite runner since the beginning of the season. Now, it looks like the Buckeyes might have two. Braxton Miller carried the majority of the load for the Buckeye offense through OSU’s first five games, tallying 577 yards on the ground while adding 933 yards in the air. The sophomore quarterback was by far the biggest threat in OSU’s running game. Miller carried the ball 90 times through five games, with no other Buckeye totaling more than 40 carries in that same span. The carries didn’t come easily for Miller, though, as the now-Heisman candidate took a number of hits, some of which caused him to miss action. The bumps and bruises Miller attained had many people – including players and coaches within the Buckeye program – calling for someone on the OSU offense, specifically a running back, to give Miller some relief. Carlos Hyde answered that call over the last two games. The OSU junior running back has run for 296 yards on 50 attempts in the Buckeyes’ most recent two games. Hyde followed up a 28 carry, 140-yard performance against Nebraska on Oct. 6 with a 22 carry, 156-yard outing at Indiana Saturday. He has six total touchdowns – five rushing and one receiving – over the past two games. Hyde, who seemingly broke at least one tackle on every run he had Saturday, gave the credit for his burst onto the running game scene to the Buckeyes’ offensive line after OSU’s 52-49 victory against the Hoosiers. “You’ve got to thank those guys up front. They did their job. When they go, we go. So it was going pretty good today,” Hyde said. Hyde has taken some of the running-game load off Miller’s shoulders with his recent performances, but the Buckeyes’ quarterback is still running the ball. He’s running quite a bit, actually, and he should be, according to first-year coach Urban Meyer and Buckeye players. Miller totaled 23 rushing attempts for 149 yards and a score Saturday after running for 186 yards on 16 carries against Nebraska. He remains OSU’s most talented runner, according to his teammates. The difference between now and the first five games of the season, though, is that OSU’s rushing attack has gone from a single-handed, almost-heroic one-man effort to a two-headed monster. And that’s a major positive for Meyer, who had little to take away from the Buckeyes’ narrow victory at Indiana Saturday. “We are 7-0 and we ran the ball for 350 yards and had two guys really haul it running the ball (Saturday),” Meyer said. OSU didn’t get off to a great start against Indiana, as the Buckeyes trailed, 14-10, midway through the second quarter. The Buckeyes took control of the game by halftime and brought a 24-14 lead into the break. The OSU defense collapsed in the second half, allowing 35 points. It was runs from Miller and Hyde that allowed OSU to hang on to win. Miller had a 67-yard touchdown run in the third quarter. Hyde added two scores of his own – the first, a 14-yard shovel pass, pushed OSU’s lead to 14 points and the second stretched the lead to 18. “They started off slow. But they came back, and came back in a flurry,” Meyer said. “The good thing is that I saw possession of time around 36 minutes. There are some real strong positives in (the running game) right now.” There are not only positives, but also historic numbers. Saturday night marked just the fifth time in OSU history – and the first time in 37 years – in which two players had 100-plus yard performances in back-to-back games. The last Buckeye players to match Miller’s and Hyde’s totals over the past two games were former running backs Archie Griffin and Pete Johnson in 1975. It’s probably safe to say that OSU has its running game rolling right now, and it is something that Buckeye players say will be very hard for opposing defenses to stop. “It’s weird. With coach Meyer, everyone thought we’d be throwing the ball everywhere but I would say we probably have one of the best rushing attacks in the country,” said OSU senior wide receiver Jake Stoneburner. “With Carlos and (redshirt sophomore running back Rod Smith) coming along pretty well, and then with Braxton probably being the best runner in the country, I’d say people have a lot to worry about with our rushing attack.” OSU is scheduled to return to action Saturday at noon against Purdue at Ohio Stadium.
FIANNA FÁIL HAS denied that senior figures in the party have approached the former Progressive Democrat and current independent TD Noel Grealish about joining the its ranks.However, Grealish himself said he would be making no comment when specifically asked this week if he was interested in joining the country’s main opposition party.Talk of the former PD joining Fianna Fáil arose out of a recent report in The Connacht Tribune that senior figures within Fianna Fáil were to approach Grealish in the hope that he would join the party.But a party spokesperson said this week: “While we are currently welcoming membership applications from across the country, there is no truth whatsoever in media reports suggesting that independent TD Noel Grealish has been asked by ‘senior figures’ to join the Fianna Fáil party.”When contacted by TheJournal.ie, Grealish described talk of him joining Fianna Fail as “pure speculation” and said “no” when asked if he had been approached by the party.But when asked if he would be interested in joining Fianna Fáil he added: “I am making absolutely no comment whatsoever on that. I am elected as an independent and I am working as an independent.”Previous FF talksGrealish was first elected in Galway West in 2002, replacing the long-serving Bobby Molloy, and was one of only two Progressive Democrats who was returned at the 2007 general election along with former health minister Mary Harney.Towards the end of that year he admitted to having had discussions with Fianna Fáil about the possibility of joining the party but he subsequently decided to stay with the PDs becoming the party leader in March 2009 until it disbanded in November of that same year.As an independent he supported the Fianna Fáil-Green government until September 2010 when he withdrew his support over health cuts.Running as an independent in 2011 he came fourth in a five-seat constituency with 10 per cent of first preference votes. Grealish is among only three independents in the Dáil who is not in the Technical Group.A Fianna Fáil spokesperson added: “Our organisation in Galway West is one of the most energetic and fastest growing in the country and it will be working hard, along with its colleague organisations across the country, to increase its electoral presence at both local and national levels through strong local community activity and effective representation with candidates drawn from the local organisation.”Video: ‘I’m not ruling anything out’ – Micheál Martin on Fine Gael or Sinn Féin coalition
Sommet de Cancun : 20.000 tonnes de CO2 en 12 joursLa conférence de Cancun sur le climat, qui doit s’achever demain, aura dégagé 20.000 tonnes de CO2 en douze jours, alors qu’elle réunit plus de 190 pays pour réfléchir au moyen de réduire les émissions de gaz à effet de serre. Hôtels de luxe, autobus qui transportent les 20.000 participants au sommet de Cancun (Mexique), air conditionné, systèmes de communication… Au total, 20.000 tonnes de CO2 auront été dégagées durant toute la période du sommet de Cancun, soit l’émission moyenne par an de 1050 Américains… Une empreinte carbone que le ministère mexicain de l’Environnement promet de compenser. Tout a été calculé, a-t-il assuré hier. Malgré tout, une précision est nécessaire : ce bilan ne prend pas en compte le transport par avion des délégués, ministres, membres des ONG et journalistes qui ont fait le déplacement depuis les quatre coins du monde. Le 9 décembre 2010 à 18:23 • Emmanuel Perrin
Barcelona’s new signing Clement Lenglet has revealed he is happy and proud to have joined Barcelona on Thursday as the club activated the £31.7m release clause to complete a deal with him.The contract with Barcelona is a five-year contract. He scored four times in 54 appearances during his first season in Spain.“I now have the honour of living with the Barca shirt and playing in a team of stars. I’m very happy and proud. I’m ambitious but respectful of everyone. I’m going to learn a lot from them,” Lenglet told reporters via Sports Mole.Quiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.“I want to play as much as possible. I’ll work every day to grow. I know there’s a lot of competition in my position, but I’m here to win trophies. I’m here to learn from everyone. I’m here to learn from Umtiti. It’s good for me that Barca have such good players.Lenglet’s five-year contract at Camp Nou also comes with a release clause of £265m.
NORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a multi-vehicle crash involving a police officer in Northwest Miami-Dade.7SkyForce HD flew over the scene just after 7 a.m. on Tuesday where several vehicles could be seen along the eastbound ramp near the Dolphin Expressway.The officer was not hurt in the crash.It remains unclear if the other victims involved sustained any injuries.The ramp to Interstate 95 northbound was shut down but has since reopened.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
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Kolkata: The Special Task Force (STF) of Kolkata Police nabbed a Fake Indian Currency Note (FICN) racketeer on Thursday night near Sealdah railway station. He was carrying FICN worth Rs 2.5 lakh.According to sources, on Thursday afternoon sleuths got a tip-off that a person from Malda has reached Kolkata to deal in FICN. Working on the information members of anti-FICN team of the STF came to know that the suspect will come to Sealdah railway station area for the deal. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataImmediately, sleuths went to the area and started keeping strong vigil in and around the Sealdah railway station. Meanwhile, one of the official of the STF team got a call from his sources stating the location of the suspect. After being informed, the team rushed to the spot near Sealdah station and surrounded the suspect identified as Sahabul Shaikh of Kaliachak in Malda. During search sleuths found several Indian currency notes of Rs 2,000 denomination. Though it looked like original, sleuths had some doubts. Shaikh along with the notes was taken to the STF facility in Lalbazar. There sleuths checked the notes thoroughly and made sure that those are the fake ones. Shaikh was arrested immediately. After counting the money it was found that he was carrying 125 fake notes of Rs 2,000 denominations. Sleuths are interrogating him to nab the receiver of the fake notes.
Technology | Interventional Radiology | June 24, 2019 Mentice and Siemens Healthineers Integrate VIST Virtual Patient With Artis Icono Angiography System Siemens Healthineers and Mentice AB announced the collaboration to fully integrate Mentice’s VIST Virtual Patient into… read more News | CT Angiography (CTA) | July 11, 2019 Mednax National Cardiac Centers of Excellence Program Highlighted at SCCT 2019 Mednax Inc. and Mednax Radiology Solutions announced that Chief Medical Officer Ricardo C. Cury, M.D., FSCCT, will… read more News | Advanced Visualization | February 25, 2019 Philips and Microsoft Showcase Augmented Reality for Image-Guided Minimally Invasive Therapies Philips will unveil a new mixed reality concept developed together with Microsoft that the company says is designed for… read more August 10, 2009 – Canon U.S.A. Inc. debuted three new digital radiography (DR) systems – the Canon CXDI-55G Multipurpose Portable Flat Panel Detector, the Canon CXDI-55C Premium Portable Flat Panel Detector and the Canon CXDI-60C Compact Portable Flat Panel Detector – at the American Healthcare Radiology Administrators (AHRA) 2009 Annual Meeting and Exposition at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas (August 10th – 12th). In addition to the new offerings and current line-up of DR systems and solutions, Canon will showcase the Canon imagePRESS C1+ printing solution in the Canon booth (409).The Canon CXDI-55G and CXDI-55C flat panel detectors are the thinnest flat panel detectors the company has offered to date, just 0.6 inches thick, the same thickness as a standard film cassette. Offering an effective imaging area of 14 x 17 inches, both models accommodate a wide variety of locations including skull, spine, chest, abdomen, and extremity examination. Weighing just 7.5 pounds, the Canon CXDI-55G and CXDI-55C flat panel detectors are light enough for use in trauma centers and intensive care units (ICUs), reportedly simple to grip and handle so that both the patient and X-ray technician can hold it in place during image capture. Technology | Angiography | March 01, 2019 iSchemaView Launches RAPID Angio iSchemaView announced the release of RAPID Angio, a complete neuroimaging solution for the angiography suite that… read more The Canon CXDI-60C LANMIT detector technology acquires, according to the manufacturer, high-quality diagnostic images with minimal X-ray exposure to patients, making it an ideal device for pediatric and orthopedic applications. Thin, lightweight and robust weighing only 5.5 pounds and less than an inch think (0.9 inches), the Canon CXDI-60C flat panel detector offers an effective imaging area of 9 x 11 inches. 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Regional airline Flybe will introduce six weekly flights to Bournemouth from Manchester this summer.The route, which is targeted at north-west leisure passengers heading to Dorset, will commence on May 27th.Mike Rutter, chief commercial officer at Flybe, said the carrier is “delighted” to be launching flights to Bournemouth, which will form part of its regional network.”Our new Bournemouth route will be especially convenient to those living and working in the more westerly counties of the south coast, so extending further our extensive regional presence,” he commented.Mr Rutter went on to say that he expected the route to be popular among those heading for a weekend away and families having an extended break on the English Riviera.It is hoped that Bournemouth residents will be tempted by the return journey, with Manchester emerging as one of the most cosmopolitan cities in Europe.Elsewhere, Flybe will launch flights to Avignon, Bordeaux, Limoges and Rennes from Birmingham on March 28th.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedFlybe announces 16 new routes for 2010Regional airline Flybe will introduce routes to four new destinations in FranceFlybe to launch flights to Humberside from Northern IrelandFlybe to launch flights to Humberside from Northern IrelandFlybe introduces new summer scheduleRegional airline Flybe has launched its 2010 summer schedule