FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Today, September 3, is the last day to take part in the B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure’s survey regarding the services that it provides.The Ministry is looking for public feedback on how it can improve its services across the province, including the provided services within the Peace Region.According to the Ministry of Transportation, the survey is divided into two parts focusing on customer service and the quality of service. The Ministry says the survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete.The deadline to take part in the survey is September 3 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time.The survey can be found online through the Province’s website.
The Hague: One person was killed while several people were left wounded in a shooting on a tram in the Dutch city of Utrecht on Monday, police said, with local media reporting counter-terrorism police at the scene. “A shooting occurred on the 24 Oktoberplein in Utrecht… Multiple people have been injured. The surrounding area has been cordoned off and we are investigating the matter,” Utrecht police said on Twitter. “It is a shooting incident in a tram. Several trauma helicopters have been deployed to provide help.” Local media showed photographs of masked, armed police and emergency vehicles surrounding a tram that had stopped near a road bridge. Tram traffic in the area was halted, operator Qbuzz was quoted as saying by the ANP news agency.
1 June 2011A top-level United Nations humanitarian official started a five day visit to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) today, “aiming to draw international attention to one of the world’s most serious and chronic humanitarian crises.” Catherine Bragg, Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator will discuss ways to protect civilians, prevent and respond to sexual violence, and ensure humanitarian access to people in conflict areas, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said.It is estimated that almost 1.7 million people are internally displaced in the DRC due to armed violence, the agency said.“The country is affected by a complex humanitarian crisis with intertwined causes and dynamics within a background of widespread poverty, chronic instability and serious abuses against civilians,” OCHA said.“This crisis receives far less attention than it deserves. We call on the Government to step up its relief efforts. We also urge donors and the rest of the international community to continue supporting humanitarian response, notably in the north-east, to alleviate the suffering of thousands, while working with the Government to promote peace and stabilization,” said Ms. Bragg. Ms. Bragg is scheduled to travel to to two of the country’s regions most affected by conflict – the provinces of North Kivu and Orientale – to meet local officials, local communities, UN personnel, humanitarian organizations and international partners on the ground, OCHA said.Her visit to those provinces follows a similar trip in March by Valerie Amos, the Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs.
UN envoy meets with Liberian President
Jacques Paul Klein, Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Special Representative for Liberia, is in Monrovia where he met with President Blah, head of the interim government and who succeeded former President Charles Taylor, who left for exile in Nigeria on 11 August.Mr. Klein spent much of yesterday visiting the water and electricity generating plants on the outskirts of the capital with an aim to quickly restarting the vital services to the city.Meanwhile, UN and other humanitarian agencies continue to work hard to bring much needed assistance to those in need. But while several ship- and planeloads of food have been delivered by the UN World Food Programme (WFP) and other groups since West African peacekeepers secured the capital’s port last week, aid officials concede it is still far too little, particularly with untold thousands struggling for survival in the countryside beyond the city limits.Now that the warring parties have signed a new peace accord and promised relief workers and organizations wider access to the country, UN agencies are conducting assessments that would allow them to re-establish operations in areas that had been severed from aid by fighting. Later in the week, a similar assessment will be undertaken in the Liberian port town of Buchanan.In the meantime, Mr. Klein and his team are expected to undertake preparations for the arrival of a UN assessment team, whose report will form the basis of the request to the Security Council for a mandate for the peacekeeping force for Liberia.
“At the outset, I wish to emphasize the strong inter-linkages between chronic human rights violations in Ukraine, the Maidan protests and the current situation in the east,” said Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights, Ivan Šimonović, as he briefed the Council on his two missions to the crisis-torn country in March. His first report on the human rights situation there was issued yesterday.Months of political unrest in Ukraine led to the removal by Parliament of President Viktor Yanukovych in February, followed by increased tensions in the country’s autonomous region of Crimea, where additional Russian military were subsequently deployed and a secession referendum was held in mid-March, in which the majority of the region’s people voted to join Russia.This past weekend, tensions flared in eastern Ukraine as Lugansk, Kharkiv and Donetsk and at least 5 other cities in the region were targeted by uprisings and the seizure of Government buildings. Media reports suggested large numbers of Russian troops deployed along the border with Ukraine, and, in the city of Slovyansk, where the police station was seized, protesters reportedly demanded a referendum similar to the poll held in Crimea. Mr. Šimonović told the Council today that almost a third of the population in Ukraine lives under the poverty line and “huge disparities” in standards of living and inadequate access to social services attributing to corruption and mismanagement were among the underlying factors that led to the Maidan protests. “Protests that started in Kyiv and swept across the rest of the country from November 2013 to February 2014 revealed a deep-rooted sense of dissatisfaction in the people of Ukraine,” he said, explaining that violence by the security forces against pro-European protesters in Kyiv on 30 November 2013, created outrage and led to the radicalization of the demonstrations, as well as to clashes between the protesters and police. “Legislation that curtailed freedoms of expression and assembly enhanced a sense of impunity by police was rushed through the Rada (parliament) in mid-January and led to violent actions by some protesters as well,” said Mr. Šimonović, adding that progress is still being made on bringing the perpetrators of human rights violations to justice. Some 121 persons had been killed and 100 people still remain unaccounted for.He went on to say that during the protests, expressions of national, racial or religious hatred by some groups or individuals were expressed. Yet, attacks on the ethnic Russian community were isolated incidents which were then exaggerated through what he called “biased media reporting”, fuelling fear and insecurity among the Russian ethnic community.“Fear and insecurity breed when incitement to hatred, discrimination or violence is not curtailed,” Mr. Šimonović continued, telling the Council that it is therefore critical that the issue be addressed as a matter of priority, and he welcomed steps already under way by the Government and the Prosecutor’s Office to publicly condemn and investigate any such instances.Turning to his 21 to 22 March visit to Crimea, the most recent by a senior UN official, he said he had interacted with a wide range of interlocutors, including civil society, local authorities and victims themselves, allowing him to get a first-hand impression of the situation. “Media manipulation significantly contributed to a climate of fear and insecurity in the period preceding the referendum,” he said, and the presence of paramilitary and so-called self-defence groups, as well as soldiers in uniform but without insignia, was not conducive to an environment in which voters could freely exercise their right to hold opinions and the right to freedom of expression.He also expressed concern that on 11 April, authorities in Crimea rushed the adoption of a new constitution. The Crimean Tartar Mejlis raised important human rights concerns about the total lack of public debate, as well as the exclusion of Crimean Tartars from the drafting process, said Mr. Šimonović, adding that concerns had also been raised regarding citizenship issues, specifically, that those not accepting Russian citizenship would reportedly face many obstacles in guaranteeing their property and land rights, access to healthcare and enjoyment of other civil and political rights. As for the situation in the country’s eastern region, he said that an already tense situation has “deteriorated significantly.” Reportedly, armed pro-Russian activists have established a “People’s Republic of Donetsk”, taking control of a number of Government buildings. In Luhansk, pro-Russian protestors continue to occupy local security services buildings, and further, in Kharkiv, participants of a pro-Ukrainian rally were attacked and beaten by pro-Russian demonstrators who broke through a police cordon, resulting in some 50 persons being injured. “The situation in the east, if not adequately addressed as a matter or priority, risks seriously destabilizing the country as a whole,” he warned, underscoring that those with “influence over the situation” should take immediate action to halt the violence. “The arming of protesters and their transformation into quasi-paramilitary forces must be stopped. Anyone inciting violence and providing arms to protesters can be held accountable for the resulting tragic consequences.”To de-escalate the situation, Mr. Šimonović said all parties need to be encouraged to start an inclusive, sustained and meaningful national dialogue based on the respect of legal obligations of Ukraine under international human rights treaties it has ratified. “Such a process should take into consideration the concerns of all those who live in Ukraine, including minorities, and address such issues and language rights, and decentralization of the country,” he said.Finally, he stressed the importance that accurate human rights reporting could play in preventing violence and defusing tensions. Following yesterday’s release of his first report, his Office intends to issue its second report on 15 May. “Anyone with any relevant information should share it with us so that we can verify it, further investigate if necessary and include it in our next report,” he concluded.
“Unfortunately, my efforts to help improve the lives of Palestinian victims of violations under the Israeli occupation have been frustrated every step of the way,” Makarim Wibisono said of his resignation,which he submitted to the President of the Geneva-based UN Human Rights Council today, to become effective as of 31 March. “I took up this mandate with the understanding that Israel would grant me access, as an impartial and objective observer,” he added, stressing that upon assuming his post in June 2014, he was assured that he would have access to the Occupied Palestinian Territory. Repeated requests for access, both written and oral, have been unsuccessful. “With no reply from Israel to my latest request, in October 2015, to have access by the end of 2015, it is with deep regret that I accept the premise upon which I took up the mandate, which is to have direct access to the victims in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, will not be fulfilled,” he said. He will present his last report to the Human Rights Council in March.Mr. Wibisono, an Indonesian diplomat, said that that throughout his tenure, the Government of the State of Palestine cooperated fully with the mandate, and he voiced deep concern at the lack of effective protection of Palestinian victims of continuing human rights violations and violations of international humanitarian law. “I reluctantly wish to pass the baton to a successor, selected by the Human Rights Council,” he added. “It is my sincere hope that whoever succeeds me will manage to resolve the current impasse, and so reassure the Palestinian people that after nearly half a century of occupation the world has not forgotten their plight and that universal human rights are indeed universal.” He underscored that it was important for Israel’s own human rights credibility to cooperate fully with the mandate, including by allowing unfettered access to the Occupied Palestinian Territories. In his most recent reports, Mr. Wibisono voiced concerns at Israeli raids against the Hebron-based Youth Against Settlements in the occupied West Bank, at the high level of clashes in the city, where Palestinians live in close proximity to a large settler population, and at the blockade around the Gaza strip, which imposes severe restrictions on Palestinian movement, imports and exports.“The bottom line remains that, if Gaza is to recover from the damage wrought by multiple rounds of hostility and a shattered economy, the blockade must be lifted. The people deserve help and realization of their human rights, not collective punishment,” he said in June.Special rapporteurs are independent experts appointed by and reporting back to the Council. Mr. Wibisono served as Indonesia’s Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva (2004-2007) and in New York (1997-2000), as well as on a number of UN bodies, including as Chairperson of the 61st United Nations Commission on Human Rights in 2005 and President of the UN Economic and Social Council in 2000.
The most passing yards in Big Ten history.The most total touchdowns in Big Ten history.The sixth quarterback in NCAA history to throw for 50 touchdowns.Ohio State redshirt sophomore Dwayne Haskins finished his first season as starting quarterback with each of these accomplishments in his resume, leading the Buckeyes to a 13-1 record as Big Ten champions and winners of the Rose Bowl.But immediately following the game, Haskins, who has a decision to make regarding his future, said his key motivation for returning would be to not finish tied for fourth in pass touchdowns, but first, aiming for the 58 scores Colt Brennan threw for Hawaii during the 2006 season.“It was a blur, but I wanted the Colt Brennan touchdowns,” Haskins said. “The Colt Brennan touchdowns, that’s a motivator.”Haskins ends his historic season under center with no clear answer about his future. He can return to Ohio State, lead the first season with head coach Ryan Day at the helm and go for the Brennan record he so desperately wants. Or the redshirt sophomore could go to the NFL, where he will be one of the clear top options at the quarterback position, and likely will be selected near the top of the first round.For now, Haskins isn’t feeling the pressure of picking one or another. Right now, it’s a coin flip in his mind.“50-50,” he said.In what has a supposed 50 percent chance of being his final game, Haskins threw for 251 yards and three touchdowns, all of which came in the first half, helping to give the Buckeyes a 28-3 lead after three quarters.Haskins made NFL-caliber throws up and down the field against what many consider to be an NFL-caliber defense, proving the capabilities the quarterback has after just one season as a collegiate starter.But it is not just about talent for Haskins. It is not just about if he can make the jump.It’s about things outside of football, making the redshirt sophomore question if he wants to make a move to the NFL.“The school, the teammates, the coaches, the friends, girlfriend’s here … I gotta finish my degree in a couple semesters,” Haskins said. “A lot of positives.”Further factoring into Haskins’ decision is what will be happening with the position once he does leave the program.Ohio State has been linked to freshman quarterback Justin Fields, who announced he would be transferring from Georgia. Haskins said he has talked to Fields and that he is waiting to see what Haskins ultimately ends up doing.But already at Ohio State, redshirt freshman quarterback Tate Martell has proclaimed himself as the starter if Haskins heads to the NFL.For Fields to transfer, it would take a commitment from Haskins that he is leaving, potentially speeding up the urgency for the redshirt sophomore.Even with Fields, his teammates and fans all waiting to hear the decision, Haskins isn’t rushing his decision. The only date on his calendar is Jan. 15, the final day he is allowed to declare for the draft.“The 15th, so we’ll see,” Haskins said. “My teammates want me to come back every day, so I’m used to teammates telling me to come back.”For weeks, Haskins said he will start to think about his decision after he is finished with the Rose Bowl.Now, the Rose Bowl is finished, and Haskins has two weeks to make up his mind.Will the quarterback who broke nearly every passing record in program history return for another run under a new head coach? Or will the quarterback who already proved everything he needed to for the NFL become one of the highest draft prospects at his position, the highest for Ohio State since Art Schlichter was drafted by the Baltimore Colts No. 4 overall in 1982?At this point in time, Haskins is 50/50, and he has two weeks to decide which of his dreams is more important for him in 2019.“It’s hard, it’s my dream to play in the NFL, it was my dream to play at Ohio State,” Haskins said. “One day I’ll look back on it and see how much the season it was and how great it was, but right now it’s day by day, so I got a lot of decisions to make in the near future.”
Mr Snell added: “Quite a lot of the UK will see some snow as we head through Tuesday but as it ventures into the Midlands, south-west England and eventually later in the day across south-east England, it’s just going to be a few flakes of snow.”So many people will see some snow but don’t expect to build a snowman.”Tuesday morning is again expected to be widely below freezing, with highs of 5-6C (41-42.8F) in spots on the western coast of Wales and south-west England, he added. The Met Office’s weather warning for Monday night into Tuesday shows a spell of rain, sleet and increasingly snow will move east across the UK. Snow and ice are likely to be seen in the south eastCredit:Met Office Around 1-3cm of snow could accumulate inland, mainly over hills above 100 metres. It will be another chilly night for much of the country, while the day will generally be cold, crisp and sunny.A front of rain is expected to move through the country on Thursday, before the cold air swiftly returns. He said: “It’s going to be a cold week, plenty of dry weather around, but many places will probably see some snow at some point during the week. “Probably one of our coldest weeks of this winter so far, but snow-fall wise, doesn’t really look too disruptive at this stage.”A further weather warning for snow and ice is in place from 8pm on Sunday until 10am on Monday, spanning south-east England.The Met Office said: “Some roads and railways are likely to be affected with longer journey times by road, bus and train services.” A further amber warning has been issued for overnight into Wednesday, as forecasters say ” Snow showers are likely to affect the west of the UK, with icy stretches developing overnight.” Show more Snow and ice are expected for London and south east as Britain is urged to brace for one of coldest weeks of winter. Most of the population is likely to see a few flakes of the white stuff over the coming days, with temperatures set to plummet to minus 7C in some areas. The Met Office have issued a series of weather warnings, forecasting snow and ice from Monday and throughout the week.Conditions are likely to lead to road and rail disruption as well as an “increased risk of injury from slips, trips and falls”, the amber warnings state. Met Office forecaster Craig Snell said the first full week of February will probably be “one of our coldest weeks of this winter so far”. A steam train passes over Ribblehead Viaduct in North Yorkshire as snow covers the landscapeCredit:Charlotte Graham for the Sunday Telegraph The mercury could plummet as low as minus 7C (19.4F) in sheltered parts of Scotland and spots most prone to the cold in the Midlands and Wales.Between 8pm on Monday and 3pm on Tuesday, there is a further chance of snow and ice for parts of the south west, the north of England, northern Ireland, north Wales and Scotland, A spell of rain, sleet and increasingly snow will move east across the UK, gradually weakening across England and Wales. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.
A man believed to be in his 20s was last night the latest victim of the knife epidemic that has been sweeping the capital. Police were called to Third Avenue in Enfield before 11pm last night to reports of a man suffering from stab wounds. The man was treated at the scene by paramedics before being taken to a north London hospital, but his condition remains unknown. A Metropolitan police spokesman said: “A man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of GBH. A crime scene is in place. Enquiries continue.”The is believed to be the sixth stabbing in London within a matter of days. On Tuesday a 16-year-old boy died after being found with suspected stab wounds in Tulse Hill, south London.The suspected murder brought the number of homicides in London this year to 119, with this the fifth in six days. On Monday, the Mayor of London warned it could take a generation to turn the tide of violent crime in the capital. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.
With fuel efficient features like the new Power Eco function and effective engine speed options, Atlas Copco’s new PowerROC T45 reliably provides the precise power necessary to tackle tough jobs day in and day out. The rig’s straightforward, modular design makes it easy and economical to maintain for greater uptime and productivity.The PowerROC T45 with an extendable boom is a versatile rig, designed to drill holes ranging from 76 to 127 mm in diameter. Thanks to the engine’s Power Eco function, the rig can be adapted to suit harder or softer rock conditions to save on fuel costs – both in terms of money and environmental impact. By choosing the optimal engine speed to get the job done, 2,000, 2,100 or 2,200 rpm, fuel consumption can be reduced by up to 10%.“The configuration of PowerROC T45, such as the rock drill and the compressor, makes it a strong, reliable rig,” relates Atlas Copco Product Manager Masanori Kogushi. “The variable engine also helps to conserve energy without compromising the rig’s penetration power.” For greater dependability and penetration rate, the PowerROC T45 is equipped with a 175 litre/s air compressor and a durable RD 22S standard rock drill. The rig’s rod handling system has also been designed to allow the operator to select which rod in the carousel to use in order to eliminate unexpected downtime due to rod failure.The PowerROC T45 provides straightforward access to all components for easy service maintenance. Nevertheless, Kogushi assures, “No matter where and when our customers need assistance, the Atlas Copco worldwide service network has professionals available to provide machine owners with quick service and support.”Atlas Copco claims to develop some of the most fuel-efficient drill rigs in the industry. To put its premium SmartROC drill rigs to the test, an experiment was designed. Could a SmartROC T40 set a new industry record in its class and drill 100 m in less than two hours with a fuel consumption of less than 40 litres?Drilling to a depth of 100 m took the SmartROC T40 one hour and 53 minutes, with only 34.5 litres of fuel consumed. Hole straightness was 90 % for all five holes drilled during the test, which means that 18 of every 20 m were perfectly straight. The initial experiment was conducted in Sweden under conditions that make it reproducible by others. “We wanted to create a simple controlled test that anyone in the world could duplicate. The undeniable results show just how well the tough SmartROC performs,” says Atlas Copco Global Product Manager Mats Birkestål. During the last few months, owners of any SmartROC drill rig across the world have been testing their rigs and reporting extraordinary results. Even seemingly unbeatable records are meant to be broken. New incoming records indicate that fuel efficiency and earnings per cubic meter are greater using a SmartROC than any other surface drill rig on the market today. The efficient SmartROC surface drill rigs have truly become flagships for energy savings. The accumulation of data continues and any rig owner can perform the test and report results at: mostfuelefficient.com/leaderboardFor optimal drilling efficiency, the high-tech SmartROC drill rigs are equipped with cutting-edge components and features to minimize the cost of drilling and blasting. The 225-hp engine produces only as much energy as needed at any given time during the drilling process. Operators can adjust flushing air volume and dust collector fan speed as required, rather than unnecessarily running at full power. Engine and compressor speed self-adjust according to demand. The concept and results were presented at CONEXPO-CON/AGG.
← Previous Story Kristian Asmussen leaves SC Magdeburg, returns to Denmark Next Story → Marco Oneto will miss the World Championship in Spain bilbijaminden One of GWD Minden‘s best players, Nenad Bilbija, has decided to prolong his contract for three more years. This will keep him at the club until 2016. This was met with satisfaction from the GWD Minden management as the Slovenian international is the teams topscorer this season.GWD Minden finished the first part of the 2012/2013 on the 14th place with 11:27 score, and will definitely be needing more from Bilbija if they are to avoid relegation.
Greece resumes debt
Greece on Thursday resumed talks with its international creditors on critically-needed bailout funds as officials warned that time was running out for a deal.“Talks have resumed and are now going on continuously over the coming days,” European Commission spokesman Margaritis Schinas told reporters.“They are being held in a constructive spirit…we welcome this step to deepen and intensify contacts,” Schinas said.Another EU source said the talks would run non-stop until Sunday.Greece needs a deal to unblock 7.2 billion euros ($8 billion) from its EU-IMF bailout before state coffers run dry.The hard-left government of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, elected in January on an anti-austerity agenda, is struggling to pay salaries and pensions without the promised loans.Greece needs to repay almost a billion euros in debt and interest to the IMF by May 12.The European Union and International Monetary Fund want Athens to carry out reforms pledged by previous administrations before it releases the rescue funds.“To conclude the review with the IMF, we need a comprehensive package. We cannot conclude the review with just a few measures,” the global lender’s spokesman Gerry Rice told reporters in Washington.But the Greek government, in office for three months, insists it will not back down from ‘red lines’ on labour protection and wage cuts.A Greek government source on Thursday said Athens wanted a deal without austerity “crimes” against the Greek people.The official added that Athens would not back down on labour issues, income cuts, the sale of state assets at whatever cost and a hike in VAT.“The government does not have a public mandate to bring a deal outside the red lines, and for this reason it will not do so,” the Greek official added.The government,has proposed measures generating around 1.3 billion euros in new revenues, including alternative tax proposals sparing the poor.Proposals on the list included higher taxes on the very rich and on luxury goods, the sale of TV licences, and a more effective fight against those operating in black markets, Kathimerini said.Greek daily Ta Nea reported Thursday that other measures include additional tax for hotels, high-end bars and restaurants on Greek island tourist destinations during peak travel seasons.It is unclear, however, as to whether the package addresses contentious topics such as the liberalisation of the labour market, raising value-added tax, or the thorny issue of cutting state pensions — all of which have been pushed by the IMF, and rejected by the Tsipras government so far.“The Greek government is ready to accept an honest solution with its creditors that will allow financial aid to be unblocked, and to end the financial asphyxia caused by the memorandum,” Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis told radio station Sto Kokkino, referring to hated austerity measures imposed by Greece’s creditors.Yet Greek junior foreign minister Euclid Tsakalotos — who on Monday was tapped to replace the defiant and controversial Varoufakis to head Greece’s team of negotiators — noted that while Athens will not cross “red lines” it has laid down in talks, it was still ready to be flexible elsewhere.“When you have a political plan, you can find solutions and make some compromises,” he said.But the Syriza-led government, elected in January on an anti-austerity platform, has resisted demands for sweeping reforms and privatisations and to honour a series of heavy loan repayments due this summer.A new sign of concern over the government’s resistance to that pressure came Wednesday, when ratings agency Moody’s cut Greece’s credit grade further into junk territory to Caa1.It also assigned Greece a negative outlook due to Athens’ continuing inability to reach a deal with its EU-IMF partners.Source: AFP Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
Manchester City have become favorites in the race to sign Frenkie De Jong from Ajax Amsterdam.The Premier League champions are believed to be closing in on a £61 million deal for the Netherlands international, who has impressed in the Eredivisie in recent seasons.It is understood that the 21-year-old, who has been capped four times by his country, is viewed by City boss Pep Guardiola as the ideal successor to Fernandinho, with the Brazilian turning 34 in May.Guardiola tried and failed to find a replacement for the former Shakhtar man during the summer transfer window, with both Jorginho and Fred opting to sign for Chelsea and Manchester United respectively instead of a move to the Etihad Stadium.However, City are in line to get their man this time, with both Tottenham Hotspur and Barcelona reportedly resigned to defeat in the hunt for De Jong’s services.Report: City are stunned by Norwich George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Manchester City was stunned by Norwich City in todays Premier League clash.Much has been made in recent days of the potential impact of Aymeric…Earlier in the season De Jong’s representatives led by agent, Ali Dursun, refused to be drawn on speculation regarding the players future at Ajax.When asked if his client was joining Manchester City, Dursun, said according to Mirror Football:“I can neither confirm or deny this.”“You should ask Marc Overmars [Ajax’s sporting director].”“I send all clubs that contact me over to him.”
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Map of DhakaMuggers shot a ‘bKash’ agent to death and snatched a bag containing money from him in the city’s Demra area on Sunday.The deceased was identified as Rashedul Islam, 28.Iftekhar Hossain, assistant commissioner of Demra zone, said two muggers coming in a motorbike shot Rashed and snatched the bag around 12:00pm, leaving him dead on the spot.However, the amount of the money could not be known yet.
By Joi Thomas, Special to the AFROThe United Baptist Missionary Convention and Auxiliaries of the State of Maryland (UBMC), is gearing up for its annual statewide institute, March 4-8. This year’s theme is “Rebuilding Community, Advancing the Kingdom.” Classes and services will be held at Friendship Baptist Church in the morning and Western High School in the evening.2019 marks the 77th year that this institute has been in existence. For this expanse of time, the vision has always been clear. Dr. Gregory Maddox, pastor of Faith Baptist Church and Chairman of the Board of Trustees and Director of the State-Wide Institute shares the vision of this great event. “The vision for the UBMC State-Wide Institute is to teach and train workers in the work of the Church home and community,” said Dr. Gregory Maddox, Pastor of Faith Baptist Church. “Our innovative and impactful institutes are designed to prepare people with new knowledge and sharpened skills for the Christian journey,” added Maddox, who is also chairman of the Board of Trustees and director of the statewide institute. “We are excited to offer accredited courses, workshops, seminars, and life application courses for all ages. Our vision extends to serve the entire family, because it is a family affair. We envision that students will leave empowered through teaching, training, worshipping and fellowshipping to be better equipped to make a positive difference in their personal lives, their homes, their churches and their communities.”People of all ages are encouraged to attend. Maddox, who has been a member of UBMC for over 23 years, stressed the institute is open to all. “We are looking for children, youth, young adults, adults, pastors, ministers, lay persons, ministry leaders,” Maddox said. He added they are looking for those in the, “northeast region states and beyond, who have a desire to study the Word of God so they might be better equipped to meet the challenges of home, church, work and community,” Maddox added.Although the UBMC statewide institute is in its 77th year, it still holds relevance for today’s attendees. “As our institute intentionally strives to bring participants to become strong and committed, to make disciples, build character, form relationships and enhance spiritual growth, participants will be enabled to use the lessons and skills learned in their everyday lives to provide a positive impact in homes and communities.” said Maddox. Every year the UBMC statewide convention offers a dynamic line up of speakers. This year isn’t any different. Some of the key speakers include Pastor Robert Anderson, Elder Kelly R. Alexander, Rev. Sandra Coger, Pastor Craig Harcum, Pastor Jimmy Baldwin, and many more.The statewide institute isn’t the only thing Maddox and his team are planning for this year. “June 17-21, 2019, Baltimore will host the National Congress of Christian Education’s 114th Annual Session. In preparation of the event our local host committee is diligently making preparations for more than 25,000 delegates of all ages, who will have the choices of selecting from over 300 classes designed to equip, inform and educate,” Maddox said. “Our local convention president, Dr. Cleveland T. A. Mason, 2nd is the chairman of the host committee and I am serving as the Co-Chairman of the committee,” Maddox added.There is still time to register for the institute. Go to www.ubmcofmd.org for more information on classes and to register, or call (410) 523-2950.
Amid Tensions Beijing Denies US Navy Reques
by NPR News Scott Neuman 8.28.19 6:01am China has said that it won’t allow a U.S. Navy warship to visit its northeastern port of Qingdao — marking the second time in recent weeks that Beijing has rebuffed what is a routine request, underscoring trade tensions with Washington and accusations that the U.S. is behind unrest in Hong Kong.In a statement on Wednesday, U.S. Seventh Fleet public affairs officer Cmdr. Reann Mommsen said China had “denied the US Navy’s request.” She did not name the warship in question and referred questions about the reason for the decision to Beijing.The refusal to allow the visit comes as Beijing and Washington are locked in a bitter trade war and Chinese officials have cast a wary eye on increasing anti-government violence in Hong Kong, where pro-democracy protests have gone on for months.Beginning last year, President Trump has ratcheted up tariffs on Chinese imports and Beijing has retaliated by slapping its own tariffs on U.S. goods.At the G-7 Summit in France, which concluded on Monday, Trump said Chinese trade officials had contacted their U.S. counterparts asking to “get back to the table” and hammer out a trade deal, but China’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said Tuesday he had not heard of any such contact.Also on Tuesday, China’s official Xinhua media accused the U.S. of “the old tricks of bullying and maximum pressure” which it said were aimed at “[coercing] China into accepting its irrational demands.”Meanwhile, in Hong Kong, where protests that began peacefully in early June have grown into a direct challenge to Beijing’s authority in the city, China has accused the U.S. of aiding the protesters and fomenting unrest.Earlier this month, China also denied without explanation a request for two U.S. warships, the USS Lake Erie, a guided missile cruiser, and the USS Green Bay, an amphibious transport, to call at Hong Kong.At the time, U.S. Pacific Fleet spokesman Cmdr. Nate Christensen said the Navy has “a long track record of successful port visits to Hong Kong and we expect them to continue.”Although such requests are considered routine courtesies, it is also not unusual for them to be denied in times of heightened tensions between host and guest.Last September, China turned down a request for an amphibious assault ship, USS Wasp, to call at Hong Kong, citing U.S. arms sales to Taiwan. However, two months later it approved a similar request for a visit by the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan.Copyright 2019 NPR. To see more, visit NPR. Amid Tensions, Beijing Denies U.S. Navy Request To Call At… Mark Schiefelbein
Marilyn Monroes final photoshoot to be auctioned
Rare photos of screen icon Marilyn Monroe, taken just weeks before her untimely death, are going to auction in London. The stunning snapshots were taken by her friend, photographer George Barris, on Santa Monica beach on July 13, 1962, just three weeks before she was found dead at 36 in her Los Angeles bedroom.Eight of the prints, several of which show Monroe romping on the beach in a towel or bikini, are expected to sell for 8000
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