Emery is ‘irrelevant’ at Arsenal – it’s all about Mislintat

first_imgTransfers Emery branded ‘irrelevant’ as Adams expects Mislintat to pull Arsenal strings Chris Burton 17:20 6/9/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Unai Emery Arsenal Getty/Goal Transfers Arsenal Premier League The former Gunners captain believes the new man in charge at Emirates Stadium will see the success of his reign shaped by the dealings of others Unai Emery has been branded “irrelevant” at Arsenal by former club captain Tony Adams, with a new era in north London set to be shaped by the transfer dealings of Sven Mislintat.The Gunners have brought in a new manager and charged him with the task of rebuilding following a period of regression towards the end of Arsene Wenger’s iconic 22-year reign.Emery will be assisted in the summer by head of recruitment Mislintat and head of football relations Raul Sanllehi as the club look at bringing in new faces. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Arsenal would be selling their soul with Mourinho move And Adams believes that duo can be considered more important to the collective cause at Emirates Stadium, with the man in the dugout left to make the best of what he is given to work with.The Arsenal legend told the Daily Star: “Your head coach is irrelevant. “You are only as good as your recruitment. It’s all about getting the right players in this game. “We’re going to have to see if the guys Ivan Gazidis has brought in are good in that market. “It’s a market that’s very overcrowded and we’re probably down the pecking order in terms of finances. “It’ll be difficult if they’re looking for European players – it’ll be quite tricky.”Mislintat was drafted in from Borussia Dortmund to replace long-serving chief scout Steve Rowley.Adams believes Arsenal have made the right decision in moving in a different direction, but fears there may be tough times ahead as a side which has once again failed to secure Champions League football endeavours to compete with domestic and continental rivals for the best talent on the market.Sven MislintatHe added: “Ivan Gazidis never had to make a decision but now he’s having to. He’s let a lot of people go. “He realises it’s not been good enough and now maybe he’s doing something about it. “I think these people need to be more accountable, step up and do their stuff. “My great pal Rowley was phenomenal. He was the best in the business. “I can’t see another one recruiting as good as him and Steve obviously isn’t there anymore.” Arsenal have already tied up the signing of veteran Swiss full-back Stephan Lichtsteiner, while deals for Dortmund defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini are reported to be in the pipeline.last_img read more

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Ranveer Singh on copying Kapil Dev’s mannerisms in 83: I have changed my body mechanics for it

first_img India Today Web Desk New DelhiJune 3, 2019UPDATED: June 3, 2019 12:21 IST Ranveer Singh will be seen as Kapil Dev in Kabir Khan’s 83Ranveer Singh is all set to play former captain Kapil Dev in Kabir Khan’s 83, which tells the story of the Indian cricket team’s victory in the World Cup in 1983. The cricketer was known for his signature run-up, which ended with a majestic jump, followed by an outswinger.On the sidelines of India Today’s Salaam Cricket 2019 in London, Ranveer told us that it is “very tough to emulate” Kapil’s signature move. “Mushkil hai. There’s a lot of neck and back in it. His body mechanics are very unique to him. Only his body, the way it is genetically structured, can execute that action. It is very tough to emulate. But I have been at it. I have changed my own body mechanics around to be able to do it,” he said.The actor added that the cricket portions will be shot in August, so he still has time to get the move right. “Sandhu (Balvinder Singh Sandhu) sir is training us and he is saying I am progressing with the bowling. Batting ki report card, I have got a thumbs up. My technique is really good, apparently. Whoever I have shown those videos to, have said, ‘Yeh toh theek hai. You must have played,'” he revealed about his training.While Ranveer has played cricket in school, playing in Lord’s is an altogether different experience. “This is the Mecca of cricket. Lords mein aana matlab yeh hoti hai life. Aap subah utho, Lords aao aur 3-4 ghante batting, bowling aur fielding karo, legends ko milo… Overall, this entire experience has been so rewarding and joyous,” he said.advertisementRanveer said that he was drawn to the “incredible” story of 83. “The kind of underdogs that these guys were, koi believe nahi karta tha ki yeh ladke kuch karenge. And they went and achieved the ultimate glory, beating back-to-back World Cup champions! West Indies was almost invincible then,” he said, adding that the event “changed sports in India forever”.Talking about living with Kapil to prep for 83, Ranveer said, “Main unke ghar gaya Delhi mein. 10 days unke saath raha. Achche se rakha unhone mujhe, he was so warm and welcoming. It was very generous and large-hearted of him to help me in this process.””He coached me in cricket, we would play golf together, have meals together, chat endlessly. Unki videos nikaalta tha main aur phir baad mein unko dekhta tha to try to absorb a little bit of his mannerisms and idiosyncrasies,” he added.83, which also features Saqib Saleem, Harrdy Sandhu and Chirag Patil in pivotal roles, is set to hit the screens on April 10, 2020.ALSO READ | Ranveer Singh takes his 83 team to London as India gears up for ICC World Cup 2019ALSO READ | Ranveer Singh’s 83 will now release in April 2020ALSO WATCH | Ranveer Singh makes Delhi dance to Gully Boy at India Today Conclave 2019Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Ranveer SinghFollow 83 Ranveer Singh on copying Kapil Dev’s mannerisms in 83: I have changed my body mechanics for itRanveer Singh said that it was extremely difficult to copy Kapil Dev’s signature moves but he was working on it.advertisementlast_img read more

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AntiTrust Body Fines Moby and Tirrenia

first_imgzoom Italian Anti-Trust Authority has fined two Italian ferry operators, Moby Spa and Tirrenia Compagnia Italiana di Navigazione, for abusing their dominant position in Sardinia. The EUR 29 million (USD 36.1 million) fine is being imposed following an investigation which found that the two shipping companies, part of Onorato Group, had been involved in aggressive anti-competitive conduct aimed at hindering the growth of its competitors, the anti-trust body said.The investigation followed a complaint filed by Trans-Isole, Grimaldi, Grendi and Lucianu.It has been determined that Tirrenia and Moby penalized and retaliated against logistics companies that used the competitors’ services on three maritime lines linking Sardinia and continental Italy and granted competitive advantages to those who remained loyal to the duo.Thus, the Onorato Group restricted competition, hindering the entry of new competitors in the maritime transport services in question, damaging at the same time the consumers’ interests, the anti-trust authority added.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

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If attacked India will give a befitting reply VP Naidu

first_imgNew Delhi: India has been acting with restraint despite “grave provocations” but if attacked will give a reply the aggressor will be unable to forget, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu said on Friday, in a veiled warning to Pakistan.He made the remarks after launching a compilation of 95 speeches delivered by President Ram Nath Kovind during his second year in office. The books titled ‘Republican Ethic (vol. 2)’ and ‘Loktantra ke Swar (khand 2)’ have been brought out by the Publifamilcations Division under Ministry of Information & Broadcasting. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’Referring to a quote from the books on India’s commitment to protecting the sovereignty of the country through peaceful means, the vice president said India has always strongly adhered to the values of peace and cooperation but warned the country would give a befitting reply to any acts of aggression against it. “If you go through the history of India, it was never an aggressor, never attacked any country in spite of being known as ‘vishwaguru’ (world leader), in spite of having maximum GDP, much before others. India never attacked any other country,” Naidu said. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K”All other Tom, Dick and Harry came and attacked us, ruled us, ruined us and cheated us… But we Indians, never attacked any country,” Naidu said, adding that this has been stressed by the president in his speeches also. India believes that the entire world is one family and therefore why should it quarrel, he said. The problems could be resolved through discussion, debate and decision and that is the way forward, he said. “If you want to live in harmony, in peace, you must live together, work together, and then move together. That is the philosophy of India,” the vice president said. “In spite of grave provocations, you must be seeing in the recent past, we are not doing anything, but if somebody attacks us, we will give a reply to them which they will not be able to forget for the rest of their lives,” Naidu said, without naming any country. This, he added, should be understood by everyone, including the provocateurs. His remarks come amid heightened tensions between India and Pakistan after the abrogation of the special status of Jammu and Kashmir. The vice president said India was at a crucial moment in its history where it could take a big leap towards inclusive development by overcoming major challenges and formidable obstacles in its way to achieving inclusive development. Underlining that the president expected a high level of commitment and empathy among bureaucrats, Naidu said President Kovind has inspired hundreds of young civil servants to become change agents delivering social justice and acting as custodians of constitutional ethic and rule of law. He said the book of selected speeches was a profound collection of the president’s nuggets of wisdom. Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said the books will be available for purchase on all e-platforms like Kindle and App Store in order to meet the demands especially of readers preferring to read books in e-mode. He highlighted that the speeches have been divided into eight categories Addressing the Nation, Windows to the World, Educating India: Equipping India, Dharma of Public Service, Honouring our Sentinels, Spirit of the Constitution and Law, Acknowledging Excellence and Mahatma Gandhi: Moral Exemplar, Guiding Light.last_img read more

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Freeland heads to Washington to rejoin highstakes NAFTA negotiations

first_imgOTTAWA – Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland is on her way to Washington to re-join Mexico and the United States for urgent negotiations that could determine NAFTA’s future.Freeland cut a trip to Europe short to travel to Washington after President Donald Trump announced Monday that the U.S. and Mexico had reached a bilateral trade “understanding” that could lead to an overhaul _ or perhaps the termination _ of the three-country agreement.Trump invited Ottawa to join what he characterized as American-Mexican trade negotiations, which have stretched through the summer without Canadian officials at the table.He also made a pointed threat against Canada, saying that if it can’t reach a new trade deal, then he will slap the country with devastating tariffs on automotive imports.Freeland is under increasing domestic pressure not to compromise.Gerald Butts, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s principal secretary, was seen at the Ottawa airport Tuesday morning, a sign pressure could be mounting for this particular trip.last_img read more

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Cirque du Soleil performer killed in fall remembered as terrific person

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Yann Arnaud, seen here during a recent Cirque du Soleil performance, died after falling while performing during a show on Saturday in Tampa, Fla. (Michael Kass via Associated Press) Twitter Facebookcenter_img Advertisement Login/Register With: “We have no reason to believe this is anything except a tragic accident, but when something like this occurs, we do like to look things over to rule out that there may have been anything else,” Hegarty told CBC News.Arnaud was transported to a local hospital after the fall, where he died of his injuries a few hours later, according to a statement issued by Cirque du Soleil Sunday. Police in Tampa, Fla., say they have no reason to believe the fall that killed a Cirque du Soleil aerialist Saturday “is anything except a tragic accident,” as their investigation into the death of Yann Arnaud continues this week.Arnaud, a married father of two, was performing an aerial-straps number when he fell to the stage during a performance of the Cirque du Soleil show Volta in Tampa.Steve Hegarty, a public information officer for the Tampa Police Department, said Arnaud “apparently lost his handhold and fell 15 to 20 feet to the ground.”last_img read more

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Morocco Evacuate 85 Apts. Illegally Occupied By Sub-Saharan Immigrants

Rabat – Moroccan authorities on Wednesday evacuated some 85 apartments illegally occupied by sub-Saharan migrants in Al Irfane district in Tangier under normal conditions, the Interior Ministry said.During this operation, the authorities discovered dinghies, engines and oars used in illegal emigration operations to the other shore of the Mediterranean, the ministry pointed out in a statement.The evacuation operation, carried out in coordination between the various departments concerned, took place under normal conditions and, the same source said, adding that no incidents were registered. The sub-Saharan migrants had previously been ordered by local authorities to evacuate the apartments they occupied illegally.MAP with MWN read more

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2026 World Cup: FIFA to Announce Qualifying Hosts May 29

Rabat – The FIFA task force will officially announce its final decision on the Morocco 2026 bid and the North American joint bid on May 29. Morocco’s 2026 World Cup Bid committee announced the date of the final decision earlier today on its official Twitter account.The Moroccan Royal Federation of Football (FRMF) addressed on Monday, May 14, a letter to all football federations affiliated with FIFA, calling them to vote in favor of the African bid in the FIFA conference that will be held on June 12-13, in Moscow. The FRMF stressed the strong aspects of the Moroccan dossier. Prior, the FRMF addressed its first letter to FIFA on March 25, regarding Morocco’s concerns about the fairness and transparency of the procedure.Read Also: Lionel Messi Backing Up Morocco for the 2026 World Cup BidFRMF President Fouzi Lekjaa noted the committee’s surprise upon learning about scoring system that was sent to them [FRMF] on March 14-24 hours before Morocco submitted its file and two days before the deadline for the submission of applications to FIFA.On April 3, FIFA responded to convey that the aim of the Task Force is to “determine whether the bids meet the requirements in terms of infrastructure and revenue-cost criteria.”FIFA’s arguments, however, were not enough to convince Morocco’s FRMF.Morocco had requested, in another letter to FIFA, to exclude the American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands football associations, which are subordinated to American influence and are not entitled to vote. Despite the independence of these states in the sports field, they are politically affiliated with the United States of America and is considered as an American territory. #RoadTo2026 #TaskForceLa Task Force chargée par la @FIFAcom d’évaluer les candidatures nord-américaine et marocaine pour l’organisation de la #CoupeDuMonde 2026 rendra son verdict le 29 mai prochain, concernant l’éligibilité des deux dossiers #Maroc2026 pic.twitter.com/N7QEsSk4BF— Morocco 2026 (@Morocco2026_FR) 16 mai 2018 read more

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Consumer confidence in Canada gets big boost in May Conference Board

Consumer confidence is surging across the country, according to the latest survey by the Conference Board of Canada.The Ottawa-based think-tank said Friday that its May consumer confidence index shot up 5.8 points to 80.8, completely reversing a relatively poor performance in April.Better yet, its says sentiment improved in virtually all regions of the country, although the gain was statistically insignificant in British Columbia.Despite the better numbers in May, however, the index remains below where it was a year ago, it said.The Conference Board survey was the second in as many days to show a brightening of the mood among Canadian consumers.On Thursday, international business consultancy TNS said its overall consumer confidence index jumped more than three points to 98.8 in May from 95.4 in April after a fairly lacklustre performance in the first four months of the year.Meanwhile, for a second month in a row, the Conference Board survey showed Quebec’s regional index registering the strongest performance, following up last month’s 2.4-point gain with a 7.3-point increase in May. Its current level of 75.3 is the highest for the province in a year.[np-related]Despite a gain of 7.2 points this month to 69.7, Ontario’s index is still the lowest in the country, while the index in Atlantic Canada rose 5.4 points to 74.6.The survey showed consumer confidence was the highest in the Prairies where the index stood at 109.1, up 3.8 points month over month.Confidence was little changed in British Columbia this month, up just one point at 89.4.This survey involved some 2,000 telephone interviews conducted between May 3 and May 14, with a claimed margin of error of plus or minus 2.2 percentage points.Respondents were asked for responses to four questions, including their views about their households’ current and expected financial positions and the short-term employment outlook. They were also asked to assess whether now is a good or a bad time to make a major purchase such as a house, a car, or other big-ticket item. read more

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No attempt to protect Hirunika says Government

The Government today insisted that there was no move to protect Parliamentarian Hirunika Premachandra in relation to the abduction and assault incident of a man recently.Enterprise Development Minister Kabir Hashim said that the police have been given the freedom to investigate and implement the law on anyone accused in relation to the incident. A vehicle belonging to Hirunika Premachandra was seized by the police and eight people were arrested over the abduction incident.The police said that the suspects were arrested after a youth claimed he was abducted by them in the vehicle which belonged to the MP in the Dematagoda area. (Colombo Gazette) He said that the Government could have sent Premachandra to another country to protect her from the allegations she is facing since she is a member of the ruling party but no such thing has been done. Kabir Hashim said that once the law takes its course the United National Party (UNP) will decide what action needs to be taken on her if she is found guilty. read more

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Brock researchers study finds nurses latching on to longterm breastfeeding

Lynn Rempel (left) and Lynn McCleary in the Department of Nursing recently studied the impact of new breastfeeding guidelines on nurses’ attitudes toward the practice.Many considered the May 21 issue of Time Magazine to be scandalous: a young mother staring dreamily into the camera, a rather large toddler tip-toeing on a chair, attached firmly to her breast.Some squirmed in their seats when viewing the image of the mother breastfeeding the relatively older child. But for nursing associate professor Lynn Rempel, the picture was a breakthrough of sorts.“Talk about raising awareness!” she says. “The ones who did not even realize that it (breastfeeding older children) was an option are now informed that it is a possibility and that people in North America do it. There are a fair number of ‘closet breastfeeders’ – they won’t tell anybody they’re breastfeeding after a year and a half.”That’s because there’s what Rempel calls a “disgust factor” towards older children who go to a mother’s breast rather than a sippy cup for their milk. There’s also a false belief that older children who are nursing have an unhealthy psychological attachment to their mother, she says.Longer-term breastfeeding is an issue close to Rempel’s heart and a theme she and fellow nursing researcher Lynn McCleary explored in the paper they published recently.The researchers worked with the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO) to evaluate the effectiveness of the organization’s Breastfeeding Best Practice Guideline. The guideline’s recommendations are meant to teach nurses how best to assess, educate and support mothers to breastfeed starting from birth.Of particular interest was the World Health Organization (WHO) recommendation of exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months, followed by breastfeeding and complementary feeding for two years and even beyond.Long-term breastfeeding is thought to reduce breast and cervical cancers in mothers and increase nutrition in babies.Rempel and McCleary surveyed nurses’ attitudes and practices one year before the guideline was implemented by nurses at Niagara Region Public Health in 2007, and then one year after the guideline’s implementation.Rempel says that pre-guideline, nurses were largely not in favour of long-term breastfeeding.“There are a lot of people in North America, who don’t like that idea of the long-term breastfeeding – nurses, same thing,” she says. “So even public health nurses who were supposed to know the WHO recommendation before were on board with breastfeeding for six to nine months, then it started to drop down.”Post-guideline, that thinking shifted.“A year later, nurses’ support for long-term breastfeeding had gone up significantly,” says Rempel. “For each of the time frames after 12 months, support increased. The nurses, because of the guidelines, were becoming more positive about the idea that women should breastfeed for that two years and beyond.”The research also shows that, after the guideline’s implementation, mothers who were still breastfeeding at six months intended to continue breastfeeding longer.The research concludes that if nurses promote long-term breastfeeding consistently and pervasively as outlined under the RNAO’s Breastfeeding Best Practice Guideline, that would influence mothers to extend their breastfeeding term. read more

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Violence continues to undermine human rights in Iraq UN mission says

The ongoing insurgency, terrorist attacks and revenge killings by armed groups in Iraq are increasingly targeting women, children and professionals, including academics, judges and their relatives, while military operations have also severely affected the enjoyment of human rights, resulting in civilian deaths, the United Nations Assistance Mission for the country (UNAMI) says in a report released today.The Iraqi ministries, the judiciary, donor countries and the UN system have strongly supported rule-of-law efforts to set up an independent national human rights commission, but delays in forming a government have impeded urgent action, particularly in setting out regulations and accountability for the justice system, UNAMI says in its Human Rights Report covering the period from March through April.On the insurgency, UNAMI says: “Especially after the 22 February bombing against the Al Askari shrine in Samarra, sectarian killings, intimidations and threats have become one of the most significant forms of human rights violation. As a result, the number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) has increased considerably, affecting many communities and creating further tensions and socio-economic problems.”It also notes that “Ongoing military operations, especially in western and central Iraq, have also severely affected the enjoyment of human rights and have resulted, at times, in the loss of life of civilians.”The Medico-Legal Institute in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, issued 1,294 death certificates in March and 1,155 in April, the report says. Most of those deaths, which include only individuals who have not been identified or whose death is violent or suspect, died as a result of gunshot wounds.Targeted assassinations continued against politicians, members of the public administration, including police, army and judges, other professionals and people perceived to be associated with the Multinational Forces (MNF), according to the report, with a resulting impact on the functioning of key institutions, such as the judiciary.UNAMI says the recent spike in assassinations of politicians’ relatives is disturbing and cites three examples of politician’s siblings being targeted and killed last month.In addition to the bombing of mosques, churches and shrines, “with the clear intent of fomenting sectarian animosity,” pilgrims going to the holy city of Karbala for the celebration of Prophet Mohammed’s birthday in March were targeted, resulting in 15 deaths and 50 wounded in Baghdad, Mahmoudiya and other towns. Despite an appeal from 49 non-governmental organizations (NGOs), no information has been received on the whereabouts of the head of the Iraqi Human Rights Society, Ahmed Al-Mosawi, since his kidnapping on 6 March, it says. Other human rights defenders from the Prisoners of War Organization and the Association of Disabled Females were assassinated in front of their homes, UNAMI says.Meanwhile, it says, “a new brand of violence has emerged, a mix of organized crime and sectarian killings, increasingly attacking businesses. Gunmen often wearing police uniforms have stormed numerous businesses since the beginning of March resulting in of workers being kidnapped or killed and money being stolen.”The number of detainees has declined below the January-February figures, but is still high and a source of discontent in the country, UNAMI says, citing statistics from the Ministry of Human Rights, which reported that as of 30 April, there were a total of 28,700 detainees – 15,387 in the custody of the MNF; 7,727 held by the Ministry of Justice; 176 juveniles held by Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs; 5,077 held by the Ministry of Interior and 333 by the Ministry of Defence. read more

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Tech shares slide again bringing US stock market lower GameStop slumps

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Associated Press Posted Mar 27, 2014 9:52 am MDT NEW YORK, N.Y. – U.S. stocks are moving lower in midday trading as technology shares slump again.Video game store chain GameStop sank 7 per cent after reporting lower sales and income than investors were expecting. GameStop will also close 2 per cent of its stores.Citigroup fell 6 per cent after the Federal Reserve denied the bank’s request to raise its dividend and buy back more stock.The Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell seven points, or 0.4 per cent, to 1,844 as of midday Thursday. The index turned negative for the year.The Dow Jones industrial average fell 37 points, or 0.2 per cent, to 16,231. The tech-heavy Nasdaq composite lost 32 points, or 0.8 per cent, to 4,140.Bond prices rose. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note fell to 2.69 per cent. Tech shares slide again, bringing US stock market lower; GameStop slumps read more

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David Davis Britain wont be plunged into Mad Max dystopian world after

first_img 60 Comments Updated 10.40amBREXIT SECRETARY DAVID Davis made a speech today where he said that the UK will not be “plunged into a Mad Max-style world borrowed from dystopian fiction” after it leaves the EU.Davis’ made the comments address Austrian business leaders today as he embarked on a series of speeches being described as the “road to Brexit” by the UK government as he spells out the British vision for a future partnership with the EU. David Davis will address Austrian business leaders today. Source: PADespite a desire to leave the single market and customs’ union, the UK wants to have as smooth trade as possible with the EU after March 2019.Davis said that the UK is leaving the EU because it wants to ensure that decisions affecting it are taken within the UK – not because of a desire to undermine the EU.Davis rebuked critics of his government and its approach, invoking the post-apocalyptic Mad Max film series starring Mel Gibson and Tom Hardy as the titular protagonists.He said: “They fear that Brexit could lead to an Anglo-Saxon race to the bottom.With Britain plunged into a Mad Max-style world borrowed from dystopian fiction. These fears about a race to the bottom are based on nothing, not history, not intention, nor interest. But while I profoundly disagree with them — it does remind us all that we must provide reassurance.He also spoke about inventions and Britain, describing initiatives to develop drone technology in the North East of England.The British desire to leave the single market and customs’ union but retain easy trade links has not been well received on the EU side of the negotiations.Chief negotiator Michel Barnier recently put pressure on the UK to provide the exact details of how it could solve these problems, including that of Northern Ireland.“The time has come to make choices, and we await with great interest the choices,” he said.Read: Explainer: Why the “cast iron” guarantee for no hard Brexit border may now be in doubtRead: A Dáil committee is talking to unionists to prepare for a possible united Ireland http://jrnl.ie/3861199 Feb 20th 2018, 7:18 AM By Sean Murray Share60 Tweet Email 9,116 Views center_img Tuesday 20 Feb 2018, 7:18 AM David Davis: Britain won’t be plunged into ‘Mad Max dystopian’ world after Brexit David Davis took aim at Britain’s critics in a speech today. As the clock ticks down, get all the best Brexit news and analysis in your inbox: Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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North Korea says it is the biggest victim in US students death

first_img 28,815 Views Friday 23 Jun 2017, 3:40 PM North Korea says it is the ‘biggest victim’ in US student’s death Otto Warmbier had been in a coma since shortly after he was sentenced to 15 years of hard labour for allegedly stealing a poster. Share109 Tweet Email 60 Comments Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article http://jrnl.ie/3460510 NORTH KOREA HAS today called itself the “biggest victim” in the death of an American student who was detained in the country for more than a year and died days after being released in a coma.The North’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) denied the country cruelly treated or tortured Otto Warmbier and accused the United States and South Korea of a smear campaign that insulted what it called its “humanitarian” treatment of him.The comments published by KCNA were North Korea’s first reaction to Otto Warmbier’s death in a US hospital on Monday, days after it released him for what it called humanitarian reasons.Doctors at the hospital said Warmbier had suffered a severe neurological injury from an unknown cause. Relatives say they were told the 22-year-old University of Virginia student had been in a coma since shortly after he was sentenced to 15 years of hard labour in North Korea in March 2016.His family and others have blamed North Korea for his condition.Warmbier was accused of stealing a propaganda poster. Through statements on KCNA, North Korea said it dealt with him according to its domestic laws and international standards.“Although we had no reason at all to show mercy to such a criminal of the enemy state, we provided him with medical treatments and care with all sincerity on humanitarian basis until his return to the US, considering that his health got worse,” the agency quoted an unidentified Foreign Ministry spokesman as saying.Smear campaign The spokesman said “groundless” speculation of torture and beatings could be refuted by American doctors who came to North Korea at the time of Warmbier’s repatriation and “recognised that his health indicators like pulse, temperature, respiration and the examination result of the heart and lung were all normal”. The report did not mention Warmbier’s neurological status.“The fact that Warmbier died suddenly in less than a week just after his return to the US in his normal state of health is a mystery to us as well,” the spokesman said.“To make it clear, we are the biggest victim of this incident and there would be no more foolish judgment than to think we do not know how to calculate gains and losses,” he said.“The smear campaign against (North Korea) staged in the US compels us to make firm determination that humanitarianism and benevolence for the enemy are a taboo and we should further sharpen the blade of law,” the spokesman added.A separate KCNA article published hours earlier criticised South Korea for using Warmbier’s case to seek the release of other detainees, including six South Korean citizens. South Korean President Moon Jae-in said in an interview with CBS television earlier this week it was clear North Korea bears a heavy responsibility for Warmbier’s death.The article said South Korea was tarnishing North Korea’s image with “slanderous talk about cruel treatment and torture”.It demanded that South Korea return 12 restaurant workers who defected to the South last year. South Korea said the women defected on their own, while North Korea claimed they were deceived and abducted to the South.The United States, South Korea and others often accuse North Korea of using foreign detainees to wrest diplomatic concessions. Three Americans remain in custody in the North.Read: ‘It’s a brutal regime’: Trump condemns North Korea after imprisoned US student’s deathRead: Bagpiper plays ‘Going Home’ as US student who was detained in North Korea laid to restcenter_img Image: Kim Kwang Hyon/AP/Press Association Images By Associated Press Otto Warmbier in February 2016 Image: Kim Kwang Hyon/AP/Press Association Images Jun 23rd 2017, 3:40 PM Short URL Otto Warmbier in February 2016 last_img read more

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Hard Rock Stadium DSNAP event reaches capacity

first_img– Tuesday: A-F– Wednesday: G-P– Thursday: Q-Z“It’s much appreciated,” said Broward resident Cody Munday. “We had all our food in our refrigerator go bad when we had the power out for a few days.”Officials recommend residents pre-register online and that they bring identification, their Social Security number and date of birth of everyone in their household.To pre-register online for the Food for Florida program, go to www.myflfamilies.com/fff.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. MIAMI GARDENS, FLA. (WSVN) – The Food for Florida Event being held at Hard Rock Stadium has reached full capacity, Wednesday afternoon, as hundreds of people lined up to receive food assistance.Thousands of people lined up at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami-Dade and the BB&T Center in Broward in search of relief after suffering losses in the wake of Hurricane Irma.The Florida Department of Children and Families organized the event, being held Tuesday through Thursday, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., to hand out emergency food stamps as part of the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Program.“Everything is good, everything is good,” said a man in Spanish as he walked out of the stadium, pre-loaded access card in hand.During the event, a woman required emergency medical care.“One person in the household can come and represent the whole family, bring all the information about the family members,” said DCF spokesperson Gilda Ferradaz. “Therefore, we could be be able to cut the number of people in the lines and [help avoid] those kinds of incidents. Although, as you can see, we have golf carts, we have wheelchairs, we have ice and water. [We’re] trying to keep the people as comfortable as possible.”Recipients said the line moved smoothly, considering the number of people at the Miami Gardens venue. However, just before 2:30 p.m., officials closed the lines at Hard Rock Stadium after they reached capacity. Officials said those already in line will be helped, but anyone else will be asked to come back Thursday.Irma took a toll on Miami-Dade families when it blew through South Florida in late September. “As I have to try to feed four people, and all my food has done spoiled,” said Miami-Dade resident Dolly Leverson.More than 22,000 people stood in line at Hard Rock Stadium on Tuesday.7News cameras also captured long lines at the BB&T Center on Wednesday, as people showed up early in an effort to avoid a lengthy wait.“The wait’s not bad. It’s peen going pretty good,” said Broward resident Robert Munday. “People have been real nice.”The overall consensus about how DCF handled the process stands in stark contrast with D-SNAP distributions in October. Residents who showed up at four assistance centers in Miami-Dade and Broward waited for hours under sweltering conditions.This time, officials said, they have taken steps to ease the burden. For example, DCF has assigned specific days based on a person’s last name: last_img read more

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2 men hospitalized after shooting in Miami

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – Rescue crews have taken two young men to the hospital after they were shot in a busy Miami street.City of Miami Police and Fire Rescue units responded to the scene of the shooting near Northeast Second Avenue and 70th Street, just before 5 p.m., Friday. PIO is on scene at the media staging area located at N.E. 2nd Ave and N.E. 71st St in reference to two young adult males who were shot. Both were transported to Jackson Memorial Trauma Center where one is listed in critical condition and the other is listed in stable condition. pic.twitter.com/h6CEHReCco— Miami PD (@MiamiPD) March 22, 2019Officials said they received a shot spotter alert in that area. Responding officers found the victims with gunshot wounds.Paramedics transported them to Ryder Trauma Center. Officials said one of the victims is listed in critical condition and the other in stable condition.No other injuries were reported. Police have shut down Northeast Second Avenue between 68th Terrace and 71st Street as they continue to investigate. They have urged drivers to avoid the area and seek alternate routes.If you have any information on this shooting, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Is the CMO of Your Advertiser on Twitter

first_imgOn a largeaccount, you may never meet or call on the CMO. But by “following ” themon Twitter you can gain insight into the mind, values, and where aboutsof the person setting the tone and direction for an organizationsmarketing. Let’s get started. Check this list ofCMOs who are on Twitter maintained by by Systemic Marketing to see ifyou already know a CMO on Twitter. Hey, that’s Zinio’s CMO JeannieyMullen at #33 on the list. See? I already know a CMO on Twitter. I’ll bet you do too! One great way to get on the “inside” of an account is to follow key marketing decision-makers on Twitter. Anyone can “follow” anyonewith a Twitter account, and by “following” a marketing executive youwill receive a steady stream of anecdotal information that can betterhelp you understand and ultimately sell the account.Thequestion is, who in your client’s marketing department is onTwitter? I’ve noticed that most ad managers and people focused oninternal functions are often not. Even though Twitter is all the rage,most people who start do not continue. A recent survey by Nielsen foundthat slightly less than 60 percent of Twitter beginners continue after a month. Inbusiness, the people who tend to keep Tweeting are ones who find abusiness benefit. For internal people, like media buyers, once thenovelty wears of it can be hard to justify the time, effort anddiscipline required to keep up a steady flow of Tweets. But a chief marketing officer who Tweets can attract positiveattention for an organization. Since most will assume they are involvedin company policy, when their posts generate a positive reaction,it reflects on the company. That is a business benefit. last_img read more

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Apple Aims To Help Parents Crack Down On Kids iPhone Use

first_imgMark Lennihan/APA child plays with a mobile phone while riding in a New York subway in December. Two major Apple investors urged the iPhone maker to take action to curb growing smartphone use among children.Updated at 3:42 p.m. ETApple on Monday announced a new app to allow users to get reports on how much their kids are using particular apps on their iPhones and iPads.Apple is calling the app Screen Time, and it will let parents set time limits on how long their children can use apps, from Netflix to Snapchat, said Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of software engineering. Screen Time would also allow parents to limit access to some apps and websites. One option is designed to get kids to unplug from their devices at bedtime.The new feature — announced at the company’s annual conference for developers in San Jose, Calif. — will be part of the next Apple mobile operating system, iOS 12, which is expected out later this year.Users will now be able to get a few summary of the time they spend on the phone and how long they are on certain apps. Users will also be able to set a time limit for themselves on a particular app.“We know, this is something that can help families achieve the right balance for them,” Federighi said.Apple also launched a “Families” webpage in March, outlining ways in which parents can utilize the company’s pre-existing features.“We first introduced parental controls for iPhone in 2008, and our team has worked thoughtfully over the years to add features to help parents manage their children’s content,” Federighi said.Apple’s announcement Monday follows pressure from activist shareholders to take the lead in developing controls to help parents limit iPhone use by teens and children.In January, Jana Partners and the California State Teachers’ Retirement System, or CalSTRS, wrote a letter to Apple about growing “societal unease” about overuse of technology and in particular smart phones, which at some point could turn people away from buying Apple products. They called upon Apple to take a stronger role in helping parents control their children’s use of electronic devices.CalSTRS and Jana, which, combined, owned about $2 billion in Apple stock, say the company could help minimize “unintentional negative consequences” of overusing digital devices and spending too much time on social media.Charles Penner, a partner with Jana Partners, said the investment firm sees Apple’s latest moves as positive.“We’re still reviewing it, but Apple appears to have addressed the vast majority of our concerns, and we look forward to seeing their follow-through,” Penner said.One study by nonprofit group Common Sense Media said that 78 percent of teens check their phones at least hourly and 50 percent report feeling “addicted” to their phones.Right now, controls give two options — all on or all off. Shareholders want more options for controls that help with screen-time management. They also requested that Apple convene a panel to study the issue.Monday’s announcement addresses some of the concerns of the shareholders.Apple’s initiative is the latest push from technology companies under pressure to address smartphone addiction.“We need to have tools and data to allow us to understand how we consume digital media,” Tony Fadell, a former senior Apple executive, told Bloomberg in May. “We need to get finer-grain language and start to understand that an iPhone is just a refrigerator, it’s not the addiction.”Google announced similar controls in May for its Android P operating system, which include expanded do-not-disturb controls and ways to track app usage. Google introduced a “wind down” mode that changes the screen’s brightness and color scale later in the evenings. The new software will also allow users to set time limits on apps, similar to what Apple plans to roll out.Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. Sharelast_img read more

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DC Candidates Empathize with Working Class

first_imgMuriel Bowser said she will institute programs that will help create good paying jobs for residents.When Muriel Bowser, D.C. Councilmember and Democratic mayoral candidate,  put on a maid’s uniform Sept. 2 and worked half of a day in the Marriott Marquis hotel, she said she learned a lot about the struggles of domestic workers and what she wants to do to help. “[As mayor] I will institute real programs for residents that will help create good paying jobs for our workers,” she said.Bowser accepted an invitation by members of the UNITE HERE Local 25, who represents hotel workers, to see how domestics work for a day. The Ward 4 lawmaker said she was serious about the assignment. “I do not do stunts,” Bowser said Sept. 6. “I was asked by a group of women who work as maids to see how their lives are. I now understand the challenges that they face on a daily basis as they try to do their jobs and raise their families.”Bowser listened intently to the women talk about their lives as she worked alongside them. She heard about how their wages force them to manage thriftily their personal and household budgets. They also told her of the physical toll that the job takes on them and that after work; they have to devote substantial energy to their personal lives also. Bowser said the experience sensitized her to the needs of the maids.She said that as mayor, she would focus on city’s economic development and its benefits for residents. “The hotel where I worked has generated hundreds of new jobs for District residents since it opened and I will continue to bring those types of [jobs-generating] projects to the city,” Bowser said.At-Large D.C. Council candidate Khalid Pitts lived on minimum wage recently.Bowser is not the only political candidate trying to show sensitivity toward working-class Washingtonians. Non-Democratic at-large candidates Michael Brown, Wendell Felder, the Rev. Graylan Hagler, Khalid Pitts, Eugene Puryear, Elissa Silverman, Courtney Snowden, and Robert White participated in an OurDC-sponsored event. OurDC is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of struggling District residents.The at-large candidates agreed to live on a minimum-wage salary for the week of Sept. 1-7. Bowser, independent mayoral candidates David Catania and Carol Schwartz as well as D.C. Council member Anita Bonds (D-At Large), running for re-election, declined to participate in the OurDC project.White, Silverman and Pitts regularly updated their Twitter accounts  regarding their spending habits. Pitts said he is glad he participated in the project. “I’m running for the D.C. Council to be a voice for working-class families, the moms and single parents in this city, particularly those who are tired of making difficult decisions about where to educate their children, but also those who are living on minimum-wage, living paycheck to paycheck,” he said.Stanley Mayes, a Ward 1 political activist, said he is not impressed with the candidates’ focus on life problems for a single day. “It is nice and symbolic, but what do you intend to do about the problem?” he said. “What type of policies will you implement to help working-class people? This is not about publicity but about helping people live in this city.”last_img read more

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