Haryana is on the edge as the ongoing Jat agitation seeking reservation in education and government jobs has once again raised the spectre of last year’s violence that killed 30 people.Members of the Jat community have been sitting on dharnas in 19 of the state’s 22 districts since January 29.The fresh protests come at a time when Haryana is observing golden jubilee of its formation.The images of mobs setting houses, schools, eateries and other places on fire during last year’s quota agitation are still fresh in public memory.The Delhi-Ambala National Highway, the gateway for travel to Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh, had remained blocked for days.The Manohar Lal Khattar government had drawn flak from various quarters, including the opposition, for its alleged inept handling of the situation last year.A complete breakdown of the official machinery was witnessed between February 19 and 22 last year.Later, a committee headed by former Uttar Pradesh DGP Parkash Singh probed the acts of omission and commission of officers during the Jat quota violence and indicted several officers for not taking appropriate steps, thus allowing the situation to worsen.As many as 1,196 shops were set ablaze, 371 vehicles torched, 30 schools/colleges were burnt, 75 houses were set on fire, 53 hotels/marriage palaces were devastated, 23 petrol pumps were attacked and vandalised, the committee had observed in its report.An industry body had pegged the loss at around Rs. 34,000 crore in last year’s violence.The mode of protests this year is giving sleepless nights to the first ever BJP government in Haryana, a state carved out in 1966.Despite the government assuring the Jats that it will do whatever possible within the ambit of the law and the agitation leader promising that the stir will be peaceful, the growing number of protesters with each passing day is proving a tightrope walk for the Khattar government, which does not want to allow a repeat of last year’s situation.Notably, opposition parties — the Indian National Lok Dal and the Congress — have given their support, asking the Khattar government to fulfil the promises it had made to the Jat community.Jats are demanding reservation in government jobs and educational institutions, besides withdrawing of criminals cases registered against several youths of the community during last year, release of those lodged in jail, compensation and government jobs to the next of kin of those killed in last year’s agitation.
A record 700-km-long human chain was formed in Rajasthan’s four border districts – Barmer, Jaisalmer, Bikaner and Sriganganagar – on Tuesday as a tribute to the martyrs on the eve of the Independence Day. About 5 lakh people participated in the initiative by forming the chain along the roads parallel to the India-Pakistan border.Organised by govt. The event was organised by the State government as part of its ‘Shahadat Ko Salam’ (A salute to martyrdom) programme to pay homage to the soldiers who laid down their lives for the country. Citizens carrying the National Tricolour joined hands to form the chain and raised slogans hailing the martyrs. They also released balloons.Youths, scouts and guides, students, government employees, Army personnel and the public at large formed the chain, which was inspected by Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje from a helicopter. According to the official sources, Ms. Raje visited the Army’s War Museum in Jaisalmer and showered rose petals on the participants from her chopper.As the event ended with the rendition of the National Anthem in the afternoon, a separate programme to pay tributes to the martyrs was organised at Amar Jawan Jyoti in Jaipur. Senior civil and Army officers placed wreaths at the memorial, while the students and the Rajasthan Police Academy’s central band presented patriotic songs.
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Laggards Rajasthan Royals (RR) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will look to log their first win of the season and get their campaign back of track before its too late, when they lock horns in an Indian Premier League (IPL) tie at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium here on Tuesday.Both Royals and RCB have lost their opening three encounters and find themselves at the bottom of the table.Owing to better net run rate Royals are above RCB who succumbed to a mammoth 118-run defeat on Sunday and are at the foot of the heap.Royals too, were defeated by Chennai Super Kings though they gave a good fight going down.Where will the IPL 2019 match between RR vs RCB be played?The IPL 2019 match between Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers Bangalore will be played at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur from 8 PM IST.Where can I watch the IPL 2019 match between RR vs RCB live?The match will be shown on the Star Sports TV network and can also be streamed on hotstar.com.Where can I check the online live updates of the IPL 2019 match between RR vs RCB?You can follow our coverage here – www.indiatoday.in/sports/ipl-2019 & www.indiatoday.in/sports.What are the squads for the IPL 2019 match between RR vs RCB?Rajasthan Royals: Ajinkya Rahane, Krishnappa Gowtham, Sanju Samson, Shreyas Gopal, Aryaman Birla, S. Midhun, Prashant Chopra, Stuart Binny, Rahul Tripathi, Ben Stokes, Steve Smith, Jos Buttler, Jofra Archer, Ish Sodhi, Dhawal Kulkarni, Mahipal Lomror, Ajinkya Rahane, Krishnappa Gowtham, Sanju Samson, Shreyas Gopal, Aryaman Birla, S. Midhun, Prashant Chopra, Stuart Binny, Rahul Tripathi, Ben Stokes, Steve Smith, Jos Buttler, Jofra Archer, Ish Sodhi, Dhawal Kulkarni, Mahipal Lomror, Jaydev Unadkat, Varun Aaron, Oshane Thomas, Shashank Singh, Liam Livinstone, Shubham Rajane, Manan Vohra, Ashton Turner, Riyan ParagadvertisementRoyal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (captain), AB de Villiers, Parthiv Patel (WK), Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Shivam Dube, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Washington Sundar, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj, Heinrich Klaasen (WK), Moeen Ali, Colin de Grandhomme, Pawan Negi, Tim Southee, Akshdeep Nath, Milind Kumar, Devdutt Padikkal, Gurkeerat Singh, Prayas Ray Barman, Kulwant Kejroliya, Navdeep Saini, Himmat Singh.Also Read | Sam Curran, KXIP’s most expensive foreign player of IPL 2019, gives team new dimensionAlso Read | 4 wickets or 5 wickets against Delhi Capitals? Sam Curran is not sureAlso Read | Got out of jail: R Ashwin after Sam Curran hat-trick wins KXIP thrillerAlso Read | IPL 2019: Sam Curran does the Bhangra with Preity Zinta after taking hat-trick
Bangladesh and the Wes Indies have been fined by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for slow over-rate in their second Twenty20 International played earlier this week in Dhaka. Bangladesh defeated the Windies by 36 runs to level the three-match series. The visitors had won the first T20.”Jeff Crowe of the Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees imposed the fines after the Shakib Al Hasan-led Bangladesh side was found to be one over short of its target when time allowances were taken into consideration, while the Carlos Brathwaite-led Windies side was two overs short,” an ICC release stated.In accordance with Article 2.22.1 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Players Support Personnel, which relates to minor over-rate offences, players are fined 10 per cent of their match fees for every over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time, with the captain fined double that amount.Shakib has been fined 20 per cent of his match fee while his players have received 10 per cent fines. If Bangladesh commit another minor over-rate breach in a T20I within 12 months of this offence with Shakib as captain, it will be deemed to be a second offence by Shakib and he will face a suspension.Brathwaite has been fined 40 per cent of his match fee, while his players have received 20 per cent fines. If the Windies commit another minor over-rate breach in a T20I within 12 months of this offence with Brathwaite as captain, it will be deemed to be a second offence by Brathwaite and he will face a suspension.advertisementBoth captains pleaded guilty to the offences after the end of the match and accepted the proposed sanctions, so there was no need for formal hearings.The charges were levelled by on-field umpires Tanvir Ahmed and Gazi Sohail, third umpire Saikat Sharfuddoula, and fourth umpire Masudur Rahman.
It was yet another clinical performance from the Mumbai Indians as they defeated Chennai Super Kings (CSK) to make it to their fifth IPL final.After restricting CSK to a paltry 131/4, Mumbai rode on a brilliant unbeaten knock of 71 from Suryakumar Yadav and chased down the target with nine balls to spare to make it to the finals of the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), here on Tuesday.Off-spinner Jayant Yadav, who was included in the playing XI on a turning Chepauk wicket, said Mumbai’s ability to field a side specific to the conditions they were playing in was one of the biggest reasons for their success in this season.”Beating Chennai anywhere is a great feat because they are a complete team and they have a great leader. Our plans, batting or bowling have been condition specific. For example, in Wankhede we had different plans to different people, Chennai was different plans to different people,” said Jayant at the post-match press conference.”So, it is about gearing yourself up tactically to the situations and executing those plans to the hilt,” he added.Jayant, who has played just two games in this edition, said his role in the team was to bowl in the power play and trouble the left-handers with the ball turning away.”I played in Chennai because the track offers spin here. I came in as the extra spinner. My match-up was against the left handers and bowling in the powerplays. It was a tactical decision which came off in the end.”advertisementOne of the other things that went in Mumbai’s favour was that their spinners outshined their Chennai counterparts with Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, and Jayant claiming all four CSK wickets to fall and returned combined figures of 4/60 in their 11 overs.After restricting CSK to a below par total, Mumbai made light work of their chase and won the match losing just four wickets.”I think their spinners also bowled really well. It was just that they were batting first and had to put up a total. When Jaddu or Imran was bowling, there was adequate turn. The advantage that we had was we knew after 11 overs we were chasing just around six runs an over. That played a part,” explained Jayant.Another tactic which Rohit Sharma applied well during the course of the game was that he shuffled his bowlers well during the powerplays. In fact, he used five bowlers inside the first six overs and Jayant said the reason for this was not letting the batsmen get used to one type of a bowler during the field restrictions.”I think in the power play, the batsman cannot get used to you because if he understands what you are trying to do in different deliveries, he can really size you up because of the field restrictions,” Jayant said.”Rohit, I think has been brilliant with that and it was just one of those occasions when he juggled his bowlers to the best situation,” he added.Also Read | MI played a nice brand of cricket in our conditions: CSK coach Stephen FlemingAlso Read | Mumbai Indians’ enviable record in IPL finals: 3 wins, 1 loss out of 4 finalsAlso Read | IPL 2019: Rohit Sharma reveals Chepauk mantra after MI outclass CSK to reach final
features Deontay Wilder’s right hand is firmer than plans to fight Joshua Share via Email There was a laid-back energy to Anthony Joshua as he charmed and held court with the mostly American media corps backstage at the historic Beacon theatre on Thursday afternoon, the latest station of his brand-building whistle-stop tour in the run-up to his debut on US soil.Joshua (22-0, 21 KOs) will climb through the ropes on Saturday night at Madison Square Garden to defend his WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight titles against Andy Ruiz Jr, a replacement opponent dialled in on five weeks’ notice when Brooklyn’s Jarrell Miller was popped for three different performance-enhancing drugs in three separate tests shortly after the fight was announced.“I respect Ruiz for stepping in,” Joshua said. “He saved the show, so I’ve got lot of respect. Even though we’re gonna beat each other up, he’s the one who put his name on the dotted line, so I’ve got to give him his credit. I respect him for that.” Since you’re here… Anthony Joshua Sign up to The Recap, our weekly email of editors’ picks. … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many new organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. “It’s not so much about Wilder, it’s more about what I can achieve. When we look at what we’re doing in terms of working outside of boxing, commercialising the sport – even if I fought Ortiz, it could be a fight of the century anyway, because it’s undisputed.“Wilder’s still building his profile. It’s not so much about Wilder, it’s the undisputed. It could be Ruiz and Ortiz, it’s still a massive fight for the undisputed. It’s just that we’ve worked tirelessly to build a profile outside of boxing, so when it does happen, it’s already at the pinnacle of where it should be commercially. We’re not, like: ‘Now the undisputed’s here, let’s promote it.’ We’ve been promoting this for years.”“Wilder’s done a great job of talking up a fight. He’s proven himself by winning but talking up a fight he hasn’t managed to make yet. It’s all irrelevant what you say unless you back it up.” Share on WhatsApp Share on Pinterest Share on Twitter Topics US sports “I’m not gonna lie, everybody speaks about: ‘Oh, I’m fully focused on June first,’” Joshua said. “Well, I am, that’s what I’ve been practising and preparing for, but you can’t not look at the bigger picture. I’m not looking past him but I definitely put blinkers on to see the potential of, if I beat this guy what’s out there for me to keep me motivated to get in there on Saturday and put on a good performance.”The collective instinct to look beyond this fight was further spurred on Tuesday when Wilder announced a rematch with Cuba’s Luis Ortiz later this year, ruling out hopes of a summit meeting with Joshua this decade.Wilder (41-0-1, 40 KOs) has carved out a reputation as the most devastating puncher in the sport and will be a dangerous proposition for any opponent, including Joshua, as long as he is in his athletic prime. Over 12 rounds, for all his technical foibles, the punches will get there.But the brash Alabaman turns 34 in October and there are worries a fight will happen when it is no longer truly significant – not unlike the song and dance between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao.Yet Joshua insisted the Wilder fight is secondary to the objective of unifying the major title belts for the first time since Lennox Lewis in 2000. Read more Share on LinkedIn Share on Facebook Read more Boxing Yet the spectre of a summit meeting with Deontay Wilder, who has held the WBC’s version of the fractured heavyweight championship since 2015, continues to dwarf all other goings-on in boxing’s bellwether division. Left only with common opponents as a yardstick, the American made a compelling statement across the East River only two weeks ago with a 137-second destruction of Dominic Breazeale, a fringe contender who lasted seven rounds with Joshua in 2016.It was an imperative, it seems, that fell on deaf ears in the Joshua camp. “I just feel like we’re separate, my competition is with myself,” the 2012 Olympic gold medallist said. “I look forward to matching Deontay Wilder in the ring, that’s better to compare, not with opponents, just me and him.”It has been easy to forget there is an immediate task at hand in New York beyond the long-range goals of building up a profile, for all Joshua’s fame back home, that is nonexistent beyond hard-core boxing fans in the US. The durable Ruiz is a credible opponent coming off three consecutive victories, including a fifth-round knockout of Alexander Dimitrenko last month, since absorbing his lone career defeat against Joseph Parker in 2016.But Ruiz’s physical shortcomings that were laid bare when the fighters faced off at Thursday’s final press conference – glaring concessions in height (four inches) and reach (eight) will look even more pronounced on Saturday night when the chiselled Joshua disrobes opposite the roly-poly challenger, who is a 10-1 underdog on merit. Support The Guardian Deontay Wilder to fight Luis Ortiz in fall as Joshua showdown remains on hold Share on Messenger Reuse this content
ARLINGTON, TX – SEPTEMBER 02: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines looks on during warmups before the college football game against the Florida Gators at AT&T Stadium on September 2, 2017 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)Jim Harbaugh is going to catch some heat for the way the Orange Bowl ended Friday night.Friday night, the college football world was treated to a fantastic Orange Bowl contest, which featured an incredible comeback by Michigan that almost resulted in a Wolverines victory. But Florida State, behind some late heroics, prevailed, 33-32, sending Michigan to its third loss in its last four games. Jim Harbaugh’s decision in the game’s final minute will be what’s talked about most, though.After Michigan’s final drive ended with quarterback Wilton Speight throwing an interception, Florida State took over with 32 seconds to play. Instead of letting the Seminoles kneel the ball down once to run out the clock, Harbaugh used his final two timeouts. Florida State had to kneel the ball three times – despite Michigan having no real way of extending the game.Harbaugh is getting trashed for the decision:Leave it up to Jim Harbaugh to call a timeout when he can’t win. Big ol’ baby.— Spartan Avenue (@SpartanAvenueFS) December 31, 2016Jim Harbaugh calling timeout is just amazing.— Ari Wasserman (@AriWasserman) December 31, 2016Harbaugh took a timeout LOLOLOL what a tool.— Bandit (@banditref) December 31, 2016Seriously Jim Harbaugh? Calling timeout? Why? Typical crap that Harbaugh does.— Jason Page (@TheBackPage) December 31, 2016I was about to tweet about Harbaugh calling a meaningless timeout but my phone autocorrected to “garbage.” Enough said.— Sean Neal (@realseanneal) December 31, 2016Harbaugh calling a timeout after the kneel is NFL level petty. #GONOLES— Chocolate Thundara (@XYCromerSome) December 31, 2016Harbaugh with the timeout at the end?! Salty much?— Luke Combs (@LukeCombsMusic) December 31, 2016What Harbaugh did is certainly unorthodox, but is it wrong? Expect that to be debated heavily in the coming days.
When it comes to winemaking, Dirty & Rowdy Family Winery sticks to a simple philosophy: “Nothing added and nothing removed,” says Hardy Wallace, who started the California business in 2010 with best friend Matt Richardson. That means no heavy additives or adjustments, and only in minimal amounts when necessary.The winery currently works with four vineyards scattered across California to produce what Wallace calls “honest” wine. “All we want to do is try to create a pure expression of the vineyards,” he explains. Wallace gave The Manual details on Dirty & Rowdy’s minimalist approach to winemaking and a glimpse into the life of a winemaker.Do you recall your first encounter with natural wines?The first wines that blew my mind came from a region in France called Beaujolais. Around 2005 or 2006, I came into contact with Marcel Lapierre’s Cru Beaujolais wines. When I drank them, I didn’t realize they were natural wines. I just thought they were different—they were fresher, felt more alive. There was a life to them.What’s the thinking behind natural or “honest” winemaking?It’s stepping back and just letting the wines shine through to the best of their abilities. Wine isn’t just a beverage. It represents a certain time, place and space in our universe. In a way, vineyards are like neighborhoods with a specific flavor and profile. And as winemakers, we try to show what those spaces were like at a specific point of time. I think people are starting to get more aware of where their wine comes from, how it’s processed, and to tell the difference between a product from the vineyard and a product of someone’s bag of special effects.And by “bag of special effects,” what do you mean? Most people don’t know that winemakers are not covered by the FDA. They don’t have to list ingredients on the bottles, and can legally add about 200 chemicals into the wine without telling anyone about it. When consumers see a wine that’s organically or bio-dynamically farmed, they think it’s awesome. But they don’t know the behind-the-scenes story. Once the fruit hits the winery, many winemakers dump in chemicals and stabilizers instead of using the grape’s natural acidity to make wine.What are some chemicals most used by winemakers?Sulfur has been used in winemaking for thousands of years. During the post-fermentation period—once the grape juice has come wine in the barrel—and when the wine has been bottled, sulfur can prevent oxygen from spoiling the bacteria in wine. Nowadays, there are wines—especially big box wines–on the market saying they use no sulfites. But they could be using another chemical called Velcorin to sterilize the wine. For our wines, we use minimal amounts of sulfur to make sure the product is as stable as it needs to be.Are there any other common winemaking procedures you stray from?Unless we absolutely have to, we don’t filter our wine or use a process called fining to clarify the wine. We want it to be as whole as possible, so our wine can look very hazy. The visual appearance of wine is easy to manipulate, but we just let our wine be what it is.Also, we do whole cluster fermentation for our reds. Often with winemaking, the grapes go through a machine called a destemmer. It picks the grapes away from the stem and discards the stems. In whole cluster fermentation process, you don’t pull the grapes off the stem. Instead of crushing up the grapes and letting the juice sit outside the skins, you let the juice ferment inside the skin. You get added flavors, texture and aromatics from the stems being included. It’s definitely an old-world process.How do you age your wine?We use French oak barrels, especially neutral barrels. New oak barrels put so much intense flavor into wine. So we use old oak barrels that have lost their flavor, becoming what we call neutral. The oak breathes and expands, allowing small amount of oxygen and evaporation to take place. We also use stainless steel tanks and concrete egg vessels, which weigh about 1000 pounds and hold the equivalent to three barrels of wine.What can buyers expect from your wines?Our wines are light but still very complex. The typical alcoholic percentage of wines made in California range from 14 to 15 and a half. Our wines range from 11 to 13 and a half because we use fruit that’s less ripe. We want our wines to have a bright, fresh intensity so we pick our grapes earlier to maintain a high level of acidity. As something becomes riper, it becomes less acidic or sour. I always say we’re not picking raisins. We’re looking for that beautiful balance of sweetness and a burst of sour.Can you tell us a little about the wine you recently released?Our newest wine came from a vineyard called Shake Ridge Vineyards in the Sierra Foothills, a really mountainous and wild area. It’s a 40-acre vineyard that grows different grape varieties for about ten winemakers. We get about two acres of it, and my wife and I lived there in 2011 to work as part of the vineyard crew. We not only farmed our own fruit every day but—and this sounds goofy—also bonded with the grapes.It sounds like you are very involved in the winemaking process. Any challenges in working this way?Harvest time is a pretty exciting and nerve-wracking experience. In the winemaking process, the most important decision you make is when to pick your grapes. Grapes are very reactive to weather, so you may think that they will be ready in two or three weeks but a heat spike can change that within 24 hours. I look multiple times a day at the weather for all four of the vineyards we work with. I once drove 22,000 miles in about a 3-month period, going back and forth to the vineyards nonstop to check the grapes.And especially since we make wine in a minimalist way, we’re always on a razor’s edge. We have to make sure that our grapes are exactly the way we want them, because we’re not going to make adjustments. There’s so much commitment in terms of time and energy, but we wouldn’t do it any other way. Hang Tight with the Best Camping and Backpacking Hammocks 11 Best Gins for a Refreshing Gin and Tonic Editors’ Recommendations The Best Drinks to Pair With Your Favorite Food Shows The Best Backpacking Chairs for Your Next Adventure Helpful Wine Terminology So You Sound Like You Know What You’re Talking About
Jessica Chastain and Idris Elba appear in a scene from Aaron Sorkin’s new drama Molly’s Game, one of the latest films joining the expanding TIFF lineup. (TIFF) Advertisement West Wing creator Aaron Sorkin and actress Brie Larson will see their directorial debuts premiere at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival.Screenwriter-director Sorkin’s poker drama Molly’s Game, starring Jessica Chastain and Idris Elba, and Larson’s indie comedy Unicorn Store, in which the Oscar-winner served as producer, director and star, are among the latest batch of films added on Tuesday morning to next month’s festival lineup.Brie Larson makes her directorial debut with Unicorn Store. (TIFF) Both will be featured in TIFF’s special presentation program, which is also getting a boost from new movies by comedian Louis C.K. (I Love You, Daddy), action filmmaking icon John Woo (Manhunt), a double bill about the King of Pop: Michael Jackson’s Thriller 3D and The Making of Michael Jackson’s Thriller, and David Freyne’s post-zombie apocalypse thriller The Cured, starring Canadian actress Ellen Page.READ MORE Advertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitter Login/Register With: Facebook
“This is about a 3 per cent increase since the year-end figures of 2012,” the Office of the High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) said in a situation report that cites Turkish Government figures that show that 153,307 persons were currently registered in 14 camps in seven provinces of the country. During the past two weeks 3,266 Syrians were admitted to Turkey from the borders while 1,560 Syrians have returned to Syria voluntarily, according to the report, which also provides updates on educational and health services provided to the refugees. More than 60,000 people, mostly civilians, have been killed in Syria and hundreds of thousands more have been displaced since the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad began in early 2011. Recent months have witnessed an escalation in the conflict, which is now in its 23rd month. Last week, UNHCR said it was putting in place measures to help Syrian refugees, which total more than 600,000 in all neighbouring countries, to weather harsh winter conditions. According to today’s report, despite heavy snowfall in Turkey’s Adiyaman and Gaziantep provinces, UNHCR Field Teams managed to reach the camps and observed that Government officials made every effort to keep the roads to the camps open. It adds that shortage of space in camps continues to be the main challenge for local authorities. The Nizip-2 camp, a container site with a 5,000-person capacity, is expected to open soon, it said.
The joint task force by the so-called Group of Five (G5) – Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger – to tackle the threat of terrorism in Africa’s Sahel region is now operational, but a number of challenges remain, including funding, the United Nations Security Council was today told. “The creation of the G5 Sahel Joint Force has the potential to make a significant contribution to efforts already under way to stabilize the region,” the Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, El-Ghassim Wane, told the 15-member Council in New York. “But we must also be realistic about the challenges that remain and the issues that remain to be resolved. The success of the Joint Force depends as much on deepening this regional partnership and on the applicable policy framework, as on the determination of its members to achieve its operationalization, and the unfailing support of their international partners.” Mr. Wane said the Joint Force offers a “unique opportunity” to respond to regional challenges, but only if other aspects and cases of instability in the region are addressed. “Addressing the root causes of instability in the Sahel requires going beyond military action and tackling the governance gap, chronic poverty and unemployment, climate change and financing for development,” he said. Abject poverty, fast population growth, climate change, recurrent food and nutrition crises, armed conflicts and violence converge dangerously and undermine the lives and assets and future prospects of millions of families across the Sahel region, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has said. More than 30 million people face food insecurity, one in five children under the age of five suffers from acute malnutrition and at least 4.9 million are displaced by the effects of conflicts. Speaking to the Security Council, the senior UN official also noted the need to tackle cross-border crime and to impose targeted sanctions, as well as to create a political strategy to guide the activities of the Joint Force and align them with the Malian peace process and other regional initiatives. He noted also that the Joint Force should work closely with the recently established working group of the Executive Committee on the Sahel chaired by UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed and the African Union’s peace and security architecture. Among the greatest needs are funding, Mr. Wane said praying the five Member States for contributing funds to the project. Those joint contribution, combined with the European Union’s pledged contribution, as announced by Commissioner Federica Mogherini in June, amount to €108 million, or 25 percent of total requirements.“While generating pledges and contributions to meet the requirements of the Joint Force will be critical, the setting up of transparent, coordinated and effective funding will be equally as important,” Mr. Wane said, noting the planned meeting in September hosted by German and French Defence Ministries to discuss further opportunities to support the Joint Force.The Joint Force is ready to conduct its first coordinated operations along Mali’s borders with Nigeria and Burkina Faso in October, with greater capacity in spring 2018. A written report on the workings of the Joint Force is expected in October.Visiting injured ‘blue helmets’ in MaliMeanwhile, in Mali today, the Head of the UN Mission, Mahamat Saleh Annadif, along with the Malian Prime Minister and governmental officials, visited the UN camp in Timbuktu and met with the wounded following yesterday’s attacks on UN camps in Douenza and Timbuktu.A UN peacekeeper, a Malian soldier and a member of the Malian gendarmerie were killed, along with six Malian contractors in the attacks. A number of other people were also wounded. The UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) said the situation in Timbuktu today is “calm but tense, with the presence of a large number of Malian security and defence forces.”
Image: David Davies I’ll tune in when they play the All Blacks (2442) Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Yes, I’m trying to see as much as I canI’ll tune in when they play the All BlacksNopeThe what now…?Vote 22,362 Views 57 Comments By TheJournal.ie Team The what now…? (462) Tuesday 13 Jun 2017, 12:45 PM Image: David Davies http://jrnl.ie/3441205 Short URL Nope (5217) Yes, I’m trying to see as much as I can (4573) THE BRITISH AND Irish Lions suffered a one-point defeat in Dunedin, New Zealand this morning as they prepare for their upcoming three matches against the All Blacks. (See Murray Kinsella’s full report from the Forsyth Stadium on The42). You’ve probably seen or heard coverage of the tour already as the team makes its way through six warm-up games.The first test against the All Blacks will be on Saturday 24 June. But are you interested?Today we’re asking: Are you watching any of the Lions tour? Poll Results: Jun 13th 2017, 12:45 PM Poll: Are you watching any of the Lions tour? Give it to us straight. Honest answers only. Share4 Tweet Email2
Le PFTBA, un gaz à effet de serre 7 100 fois plus polluant que le CO2Des chercheurs s’inquiètent de l’apparition d’un nouveau gaz à effet de serre (GES) qui serait 7.100 fois plus polluant que le CO2. Il a déjà été repéré dans l’atmosphère et pour cause, le perfluorotributylamine est largement utilisé en électronique.Alors que les émissions de gaz à effet de serre sont au coeur des préoccupations environnementales, c’est une révélation préoccupante qu’ont faite des chercheurs de l’Université de Toronto. Ils ont détecté dans l’atmosphère un nouveau gaz à effet de serre hautement résistant qui serait bien plus polluant que le CO2. Son nom ? le perfluorotributylamine ou PFTBA.Il s’agit d’un gaz artificiel qui est largement utilisé dans la fabrication d’équipements électriques et électroniques. Aujourd’hui, le PFTBA n’est pas répertorié dans la famille des gaz à effet de serre persistants, comme l’est le dioxyde de carbone (CO2). Pourtant, selon les résultats parus dans la revue Geophysical Research Letters, il serait urgent qu’il y figure. En effet, le PFTBA aurait l’effet radiatif le plus puissant de tous les gaz que l’on retrouve dans l’atmosphère.De plus, il possèderait une très longue durée de vie dans la basse atmosphère avant de se dissiper dans les couches plus élevées. “PFTBA a une très longue durée de vie et a un très fort pouvoir radiatif. Ceci lui donne un impact sur le réchauffement climatique très élevé. Sur une période de 100 ans, “une seule molécule de PFTBA dans l’atmosphère a le même effet que 7.100 molécules de CO2”, indique la chimiste Cora Young, reprise par l’AFP.Difficile à éliminerÀ lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ?L’information est d’autant plus préoccupante qu’à l’heure actuelle, on ne connaît aucun agent ou processus capable de l’éliminer, affirment les cinq scientifiques auteurs de l’étude. Le gaz pourrait ainsi survivre pendant des centaines d’années dans la basse atmosphère. D’après l’étude, le PFTBA s’inscrirait dans une nouvelle classe de gaz à effet de serre persistants. Une classe sur laquelle les recherches devraient rapidement se pencher pour notamment établir leurs conséquences sur le climat, concluent les scientifiques.Le 10 décembre 2013 à 16:46 • Maxime Lambert
Bongolan was arrested for the active warrant and transported to the Wildwood Pretrial Facility where he was held on $2500.00 bail. Bongolan as well as Rachelle B. Brown, 27, Clinton D. Starnes, 28, Robert C. Dedrick, 30, and Joshua S. Tisdale, 25, are facing multiple felony charges, including kidnapping, robbery, assault, vehicle theft and burglary for an alleged incident in which several people were held hostage at a room in the Duck Inn., in Soldotna. On April 10th, the Alaska State Troopers responded to a residence on Hakala Road, Soldotna for an investigation. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享A fifth person has been arrested on an active felony warrant in connection with an incident that occured at the Duck Inn on January 30. Upon arrival Troopers made contact with Rudy Bongolan, age 44 of Kenai, who had an active felony arrest warrant.
Texas would restrict emergency immunizations given to children removed from troubled homes under legislation that worries doctors and is a victory for vaccination opponents.The bill passed Friday in the Texas House comes as more families statewide are not vaccinating their children. More than 44,000 parents in Texas filed personal-belief exemptions last school year, a nearly twentyfold jump from 2003.The new law would ban emergency vaccinations other than tetanus for children taken into state custody. Doctors say there are real implications.Dr. Anu Partap is director of the Rees-Jones Center for Foster Care Excellence at Children’s Health in Dallas. She says she gave pertussis vaccines to new foster children last year following a North Texas outbreak.She says the new law wouldn’t let her do the same again. Share
Kolkata: IIT Kharagpur is willing to work with the Bengal government on its Kanyashree project and provide technological upgradation for further enhancement of the quality of learning for girls.”We have developed National Digital Library of India (NDLI) where all types of books are available in a single platform. If we can integrate this digital library with the Kanyashree project, we will be able to assess the progress of education of girls and accordingly provide them with the correct input to enhance their education level,” IIT Kharagpur director Dr Partha Pratim Chakrabarti said. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsHe further maintained that IIT KGP has come up with a research centre for Artificial Intelligence (AI) on its Kharagpur campus and is coming up with another centre for emerging technologies like AI, Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine Learning at Rajarhat.”Emerging technologies like AI can be used in Kanyashree project and this will improve learning, hence, contribute to the development of a girl child in the real sense of the term. We want to contribute in a big way to this development so we are looking forward to work with the Bengal government,” Chakrabarti said. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedThe project, which was rolled out in March 2013, presently has 4,84,8970 beneficiaries. IIT Kharagpur had once extended their help when there was a problem in the smooth functioning of the project.Kanyashree is the pet project of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for the upliftment of girls from the poor families and enables them to pursue higher studies, which they are unable to do due to economic constraints. It is a targeted conditional cash transfer scheme aimed at retaining girls in schools and other educational institutions. It also aims towards skill development and prevent child marriage. The United Nations in June last year awarded the Bengal government for its “Kanyashree” scheme.The project won the first place for Public Service at the World Forum out of a total of 552 projects from 62 countries, which were nominated for the award.
Punter found hiding in bushes Dad slams ‘disgusting’ hospital window Police search for missing woman Driver named following fatal collision Punter found hiding in bushes Hello and welcome to StokeonTrentLive’s breaking news service bringing you all the latest updates from Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire on Thursday August 8. Our team of reporters will be updating this live service with all the latest on the traffic and travel and weather updates – as well as news and entertainment through the day. We’ll be bringing you the very latest updates in our live news feed below. For the latest news and breaking news visit www.stokeontrentlive.co.uk Get all the big headlines, pictures, analysis, opinion and video on the stories that matter to you. Follow us on Twitter @SOTLive – the official Sentinel account – real news in real time. We’re also on Facebook – your must-see news, features, videos and pictures throughout Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire & South Cheshire. 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Click here to follow StokeonTrentLive on Instagram . 19:03Broken down lorryOne lane closed due to broken down lorry on M6 Northbound from J17 A534 Old Mill Road (Sandbach / Crewe) to J18 A54 Middlewich Road (Middlewich / Holmes Chapel). Traffic is coping well.Lane one (of four) is closed. 18:16Train delaysDamaged overhead electric wires between Stafford and Stoke-on-Trent are causing disruption between Lichfield Trent Valley / Stafford and Stoke-on-Trent. Trains may be cancelled, delayed by up to 45 minutes or revised.Disruption is expected until the end of service.15:56Slow trafficOne lane closed and slow traffic due to broken down vehicle on M6 Southbound from J13 A449 (Stafford South) to J12 A5 (Gailey).Lane one (of four) is closed.15:32Broken down vehicleOne lane closed due to broken down vehicle on M6 Northbound from J16 A500 (Stoke-On-Trent / Crewe) to J17 A534 Old Mill Road (Sandbach / Crewe). Traffic is coping well.Lane one (of four) is closed.15:22Lane closed M6One lane closed and slow traffic due to accident on M6 Southbound between J14 A34 (Stafford North) and J13 A449 (Stafford South). In the roadworks area.Lane three (of three) is closed. The camera shows that there is an ambulance on the scene.13:35Accident on A500Reports of slow traffic due to accident on A500 Southbound after M6 J16 (Stoke-On-Trent / Crewe).Caller reports an accident just off the M6 towards Talke.13:09Reports of accident on A500One reader said:Avoid barthomley roundabout a500 heading to Audley car spun out and blocking A500.” 12:36Three works of roadworks to take place in town centre to replace cobblestonesTemporary traffic lights will be in operation in the area. More here. 12:36Flats plan for town centre office buildingMore here12:36Heavy traffic on A50Heavy traffic on A50 Victoria Road at A5007 City Road.10:37A52 busy but movingA52 Werrington Road Westbound busy but moving before A52 Leek Road (Lime Kiln Traffic Lights).09:28Man dead and woman seriously injured in three-vehicle crash on A53One of the vehicles caught fire following the collision. More here.08:58Two women arrested after blaze in early hoursMore here08:25Another accident on A53A53 Whitmore Road Eastbound partially blocked, queueing traffic due to accident from Three Mile Lane (Whitmore) to A5182 Trentham Road (Whitmore roundabout, Acton). 08:18A53 still shutPolice have confirmed the A53 remains closed near Ashley following an accident at around 10.30pm last night. Motorists are being asked to consider alternative routes https://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/news/stoke-on-trent-news/accident-a53-a51-ashley-closed-3187080?30507:27Lane shut on M6 due to broken down vehicleOne lane closed due to broken down vehicle on M6 Southbound from J15 A500 D Road (Stoke-On-Trent) to J14 A34 (Stafford North).Lane one (of three) is closed. 07:25Queueing traffic on the A50 near UttoxeterQueueing traffic on A50 Eastbound at B5030 Ashbourne Road (McDonalds roundabout). 07:17Slow traffic on the A34 in Trent ValeSlow traffic on A34 Newcastle Road between Springfield Retail Park and A500 D Road (Hanford Interchange).07:13Traffic moving well on A500Traffic moving well on A500 D Road Through The Roadworks Southbound before A53 Etruria Road / Etruria Way (Basford Roundabout). 07:13A53 remains closed following accidentThe A53 remains closed near Ashley following an accident last night. More here.07:12Good morningWe’ll be bringing you the latest news and travel updates throughout the morning.
NVIDIA Jetson Xavier is an AI computer designed to be used in autonomous machines. It delivers the performance of a GPU workstation in an embedded module while consuming power under 30W. It can also operate at 10W and 15W. The Jetson Xavier is supported by NVIDIA’s SDKs like JetPack and DeepStream. It also supports popular libraries like CUDA, cuDNN, and TensorRT. Per NVIDIA, Xavier has 20 times the performance and 10 times the energy efficiency of its predecessor, the NVIDIA Jetson TX2. Everything needed to get started with Nvidia Jetson Xavier is present in the box, including the power supply and cables. The Jetson Xavier is designed for robots, drones and other autonomous machines and is also suitable for smart city applications. An important use case NVIDIA considered while designing the chip was robot prototyping, that meant making it as small as possible while delivering the maximum performance and options for I/O. The module itself without the thermal solution is just about the size of a small notebook. You can run a total of three monitors at once with the two USB 3.1 type C ports and the HDMI port. The chip consists of six processing units. It includes a 512-core Nvidia Volta Tensor Core GPU and an eight-core Carmel Arm64 CPU. The chip capable of 30 trillion operations per second. The specifications of the NVIDIA Jetson Xavier are: GPU 512-core Volta GPU with Tensor Cores DL Accelerator (2x) NVDLA Engines CPU 8-core ARMv8.2 64-bit CPU, 8MB L2 + 4MB L3 Memory 16GB 256-bit LPDDR4x | 137 GB/s Storage 32GB eMMC 5.1 Vision Accelerator 7-way VLIW Processor Video Encode (2x) 4Kp60 | HEVC Video Decode (2x) 4Kp60 | 12-bit support Camera 16x CSI-2 Lanes (40 Gbps in D-PHY V1.2 or 109 Gbps in CPHY v1.1) 8x SLVS-EC lanes (up to 18.4 Gbps) Up to 16 simultaneous cameras PCIe 5x PCIe gen4 (16GT/s) controllers | 1×8, 1×4, 1×2, 2×1 Root port and endpoint Mechanical 100mm x 87mm with 16mm Z-height (699-pin board-to-board connector) The Xavier is available for preorder for $2,499, but if you are a member of the NVIDIA Developer Program you can get your first kit at a special price of $1,299. For more details, visit the NVIDIA website. Read next NVIDIA open sources its material definition language, MDL SDK NVIDIA shows off GeForce RTX, real-time raytracing GPUs, as the holy grail of computer graphics to gamers Video-to-video synthesis method: A GAN by NVIDIA & MIT CSAIL is now Open source
The 300 members of Solidarity that have quit the party over leader Eleni Theocharous’ decision to back Nicolas Papadopoulos in the upcoming presidential election are real people and not ghosts, a statement from their Dissenting Committee said on Monday.The committee, an ad-hoc instrument created to defend the party members who disagree with Theocharous and decided to back President Nicos Anastasiades’ re-election bid, said its members are former Evroko members.Evroko, a fringe party created when leader Demetris Syllouris clashed with then-Disy leader Anastasiades over the party’s stance in the 2004 referendum on the Annan plan and left, was absorbed by Solidarity when Theocharous also left Disy.Following the initial wave of departures, Theocharous had claimed that very few actual members had left, with most who signed the initial statement being either not party members or non-existent people.“Our members are not very few but actually the entire party, as Mrs Theocharous only had 60 members [when she founded Solidarity], which were added to Evroko’s registry,” committee chair Yiorgos Zachariades said.“Of course, Mrs Theocharous received the response she deserved, since at Solidarity’s convention [on Sunday], in which the party’s youth arm, the women’s organisation, the party’s farming association and the official party participated, she was unable to attract more than 120 people.”Commenting on Theocharous’ convention speech, in which she referred to “self-serving people who move from one party to the next”, Zachariades said she would know.“We can assume Mrs Theocharous knows this full well, considering she moved from Diko to Edek to Disy and then to Solidarity,” he said.“And now she is about to return to Diko.”The committee, Zachariades said, has decided to support Anastasiades’ re-election, arguing that there is no room and time for experimentation and turning to the past, “but only the tested personality of Nicos Anastasiades”.“A new mandate for Nicos Anastasiades, who managed to bring Turkey, the true instigator of our problem, to the negotiating table and before her responsibilities, the man who brought investments and created new jobs, the President who started reforms and fought to make our state a real modern state, a real one without guarantees and protectors, as befitting a member state of the European family,” Zachariades said.You May LikeLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Search For 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsUndoMBA Degrees | Search AdsMBA Programs Online – See For YourselfMBA Degrees | Search AdsUndoDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboola