Separatists on Tuesday used the lowest-ever poll percentage of 7.14 in the Srinagar Lok Sabha by-polls to claim “a victory of their stand” in Jammu and Kashmir.In a joint statement, separatists leaders — Hurriyat chairmen Syed Ali Geelani and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chief Mohamad Yasin Malik — hailed people “for complete and unprecedented poll boycott” on April 9.“People’s verdict is loud and clear. It showed commitment to achieving their fundamental political right. It is a victory and the deferment of polls vindicates that State rulers and pro-Indian parties have virtually accepted defeat,” said the joint statement. They said the Government of India’s own index of treating elections as a gauge of people’s faith in Indian democracy “stands completely exposed”. They urged people to boycott re-polling on April 13, too.“Election boycott is a significant part of our movement and people will boycott these elections,” said a Hurriyat spokesman. He said elections to Parliament, Assembly, Panchayats or municipalities, “will not serve any purpose”.The Hurriyat said it is ridiculous to blame Pakistan. “Neither an encounter occurred nor any militant from Pakistan was there. However, the Forces killed eight unarmed and innocent youth and injured over 150,” he said.Separatists are planning joint Friday prayers in Budgam, which witnessed widespread violence during the polls and saw the death of eight civilians.
Pusarla Venkata Sindhu, more commonly known as PV Sindhu, is a 23-year-old badminton player from India and became only the second Indian competitor, male or female, to win an Olympic badminton medal with a silver at the 2016 Rio Olympics.Read it at BBC Related Items
Chezka Centeno and Rubilen Amit of the Philippines celebrate after winning gold and silver medals, respectively, in the women’s 9-ball singles event of the 29th Southeast Asian Games billiards competition Sunday at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/SEA GAMES MEDIA POOLKUALA LUMPUR — It was a heartbreaker for Rubilen Amit in the Southeast Asian Games women’s 9-ball final Sunday.“I asked God, if I lose, does it have to be this painful?,” said the 35-year-old in Filipino.ADVERTISEMENT UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games MOST READ LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games The two-time World 10-ball champion had two options for the 6-ball on the far end of the table in the 13th and last rack.“I went for the high percentage, mathematically it’s the best choice,” said Amit who pocketed on the corner from right side of the table. She had all the intention of preparing for the 8-ball in back of the table.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I felt that I hit it well. And then I saw it (mother ball) fall on the side pocket,” said Amit, who yelled along with the people watching the match at KLCC Function Hall 4.But she didn’t want to take away the glory from her 18-year-old opponent. Read Next PH wins bronze in sepak takraw men’s doubles SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding “She deserves the gold medal. She came back from 2-5 and played steady,” said Amit. “But I can’t deny I was really disappointed. Give me the whole day to feel bad about it.”Amit said she’s preparing for the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games next month. View comments
LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Melbourne United center Majok Majok (22), left, and Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook, right, reach for a loose ball in the first quarter of an NBA preseason basketball game in Oklahoma City. APOKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma City Thunder needed a big defensive stand to hold off Melbourne United.Josh Huestis had two massive blocked shots in the final seconds to help the star-studded Thunder escape with an 86-85 exhibition victory Sunday (Monday Manila time).ADVERTISEMENT “To have the opportunity to play one of the best teams in the world and to know that our league can challenge those best teams in the world — it does a lot for our reputation in the league and it does a lot for our club’s reputation,” Vickerman said. Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City After winless season, McIlroy plots return to top of golf NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers PLAY LIST 01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers00:50Trending Articles01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients View comments BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa MOST READ Melbourne, an Australian team, also was up against a time adjustment.“I know most of the guys couldn’t really get a good sleeping pattern, including myself,” Prather said. “My legs are a bit fatigued, but once you come to a game like this, you know all the adrenaline going and the energy to get going, so you know, we really don’t feel it too much.”Oklahoma City’s stars shot poorly. George had 22 points on 5-for-17 shooting, Anthony scored 19 points on 6-for-19 shooting and Westbrook was limited to nine points, going 3 for 10.“I was pretty impressed by the statistics that we held some people to,” Vickerman said. “For us, because we’re a little bit smaller, we try to fight through everything, and I guess that maintained some pressure on them rather than when you switch, there’s a little more separation.”Ware made a 3-pointer to tie the score at 80 but the Thunder responded with a 6-0 run that gave them the cushion to hold on.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Huestis blocked Josh Boone’s shot out of bounds, then blocked Casey Prather’s shot to clinch the win.Melbourne coach Dean Vickerman said he was proud of the way his team played against the All-Star trio of Russell Westbrook, Paul George and Carmelo Anthony. Melbourne withstood a run by the Thunder with their stars in the game in the third quarter and made it competitive down the stretch.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I felt coming into the half that they were really going to try to make a run with their best group,” Vickerman said. “We weathered that storm, and they had to keep some of those best players coming back to win the game.”Casper Ware Jr. scored 20 points, Boone added 15 and Prather had 11 points and 10 rebounds for Melbourne, a member of the Australia and New Zealand-based National Basketball League.
zoom BG shareholders have voted today in support of Shell’s takeover bid thus securing the final approval for the multi-million merger, the company confirmed.The vote comes one day after Shell’s shareholders gave the green light to the USD 52 billion merger.Shell expects the combination to accelerate its growth strategy in global LNG and deep water. This combination will also create the world’s largest LNG producer.What is more, the transaction will add some 25% to Shell’s proved oil and gas reserves and 20% to production, each on a 2014 basis, and provide Shell with enhanced positions in new oil and gas projects, particularly in Australia LNG and Brazil deep water.By applying its capabilities to the BG assets, Shell believes that, by around 2020, the combined group will have two strategic growth businesses – deep water and integrated gas – that could potentially each generate $15-$20 billion of cash flow from operations per annum.This is in addition to upstream and downstream engines that could potentially generate a further combined $15-$20 billion of cash flow from operations per annum in total; and long-term positions which could potentially add around a further $10 billion of cash flow from operations per annum. “ BG shareholders will receive significant value through the premium being offered for their shares. They will become shareholders in Shell, accessing an attractive dividend policy, a share in the significant synergies and the compelling upside and enhanced operating capability of the combined group. We believe that the combination is in the interests of both our companies and their shareholders,” Jorma Ollila, Chairman of Shell said.The merger is expected to be implemented by way of a court-sanctioned scheme of arrangement by mid-February.
New Delhi: The revenue department is conducting India’s first national Time Release Study (TRS) at 15 ports, including sea and air, with an aim to identify and address bottlenecks in the cross border trade flow process. TRS, an internationally recognised tool advocated by World Customs Organisation, is being conducted from August 1-7, the finance ministry said in a statement Thursday. The exercise will be institutionalised on an annual basis, during the same period every year, it added. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalThe initiative for accountable governance will measure rule-based and procedural bottlenecks (including physical touch points) in the clearance of goods, from the time of arrival until the physical release of cargo, it added. “The aim is to identify and address bottlenecks in the trade flow process and take the corresponding policy and operational measures required to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of border procedures, without compromising efficient trade control,” the ministry said. The expected beneficiaries will be export oriented industries and MSMEs, who will enjoy greater standardisation of Indian processes with comparable international standards.
With the support of John Abraham and numerous other stars and following a nine-month-long investigation of circuses across India, which was conducted by a team that included representatives from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India and Animal Rahat and was authorised by the Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI) – a statutory body operating under the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) – the AWBI has confirmed that it has decided to end the registration of elephants for performances because of the cruelty and abuse that they endure.The notes from the 39th general meeting of the AWBI held in Chennai also indicate the group’s support for a ban on the use of all animals in circuses and state that the board “decided to stop immediate performance of all the injured and aged animals in the circuses mentioned in the report and seize them after making arrangement for rehabilitation”. It also said that PETA India’s findings will be forwarded to the Central Zoo Authority (CZA) for further action.In April, Abraham fired off a letter to the MoEF stating, “Unlike human performers, animals are forced to entertain through the use of fear, pain or hunger”. He urged the government to “make the compassionate choice by issuing an immediate ban on the use of all animals in circuses”. Other stars who have supported PETA India’s campaign against the use of animals in circuses include boxer Vijender Singh, cricketer Wayne Parnell, rapper Hard Kaur, dancers Pt Chitresh Das and Lauren Gottlieb, Malaika Arora Khan, Rakhi Sawant, Sherlyn Chopra and Shilpa Shetty.“The AWBI’s decision to end the slavery of elephants in Indian circuses – animals who have spent their lives in chains, in fear of being hit and jabbed with hooked weapons – is cause for celebration”, says PETA UK Associate Director Mimi Bekhechi. “We hope this prompts other countries to follow suit. Until then, anyone with a conscience should stay away from circuses that make the lives of the animals they use a living nightmare.”PETA India’s investigation of 15 circuses – conducted from November 2012 to July 2013 – documented rampant apparent violations of India’s Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960; the Performing Animals Rules, 1973; and the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972; among other guidelines aimed at protecting animals from abuse. The investigation revealed that animals had died from inadequate care or had simply “gone missing”, drunken circus staff were handling animals and animals with wounds and diseases had not received veterinary care.PETA India is now calling on the AWBI, the CZA and the MoEF to permit circuses with only willing human performers by immediately banning the use of all animals in circuses, following the lead of Bolivia, Austria, Greece, Cyprus and Bosnia and Herzegovina.Source:PETA UK
New Delhi: The Delhi BJP on Sunday wrote to Delhi Police, demanding the withdrawal of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s security cover, following the AAP chief’s worries that his own security personnel might assassinate him as in the case of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.Praveen Shankar Kapoor, spokesperson for the state unit of the saffron party sent a letter to the Commissioner of Delhi Police, Union Home Ministry, and the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, demanding that the Chief Minister’s security be withdrawn. Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: Javadekar”Delhi Police should seek an apology from Arvind Kejriwal and if he does not apologise, then the Chief Minister’s security cover be withdrawn,” Kapoor wrote in the letter. Further, Kapoor raised concerns about the mental condition of the security personnel who are posted for the security of the Delhi Chief Minister following the allegations and demanded psychological counselling for them. The party spokesperson went on to say that hearing such statements from their protectee, the security personnel deployed to keep him safe must be facing mental depression. Also Read – Union min Hardeep Singh Puri, Delhi L-G lay foundation stones for various projects in DwarkaDelhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convener Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday alleged that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) wants to assassinate him for building a political narrative around schools and hospitals. “The BJP would get me murdered by my own PSO (personal security officer) one day, like Indira Gandhi. My own security officers report to the BJP. The BJP is after my life, they will murder me one day,” Kejriwal told a news channel in Punjab. After the Delhi CM’s statements were made public, Delhi Police issued a statement, asserting that police personnel deputed for protection of high dignitaries of all political parties are “well-trained personnel who are thoroughly committed to their job and perform duties with a high level of dedication and professionalism”.
“Most countries still have a long way to go to meet the goal” set two years ago at the General Assembly to move towards universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support by 2010, Mr. Ban said last night at the opening of the XVII International AIDS Conference in Mexico City.These nations will thus have difficulty in reaching the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) of curbing and reversing the spread of AIDS by the target date of 2015, he noted.The Secretary-General stressed that more resources are needed to combat the scourge in the coming decades as greater numbers of people receive treatment and live longer.He welcomed the recent legislation passed in the United States earmarking $48 billion to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria over the next five years, and praised the commitment of the Group of Eight (G-8) industrialized nations to provide universal access to HIV prevention and treatment by 2010.“Just as important, in most countries, stigma against people living with HIV remains a grave challenge,” Mr. Ban told the Conference. One third of countries lack laws to protect those living with HIV, and in many places, discrimination against women, men who have sex with men, sex workers, drug users and ethnic minorities is still legal.“This must change,” he said, calling for an end to discrimination against people living HIV and members of vulnerable groups.Since taking up the post in January 2007, the Secretary-General said that some of his most moving and inspiring experiences have been meeting with colleagues and others living with the virus.“They are wonderfully courageous and motivated people, and should serve as an example to us all on how to act with dignity in the face of adversity,” he said. “That they should be discriminated against, including through restrictions on their ability to travel between countries, should fill us with shame.”In those nations with legal protections in place, Mr. Ban pointed out that those living with HIV have greater access to services, resulting in fewer infections, less demand for anti-retroviral treatment and fewer deaths.Right before he spoke, Keren Jamina Dunaway-Gonzalez, a HIV-positive 11-year-old from Honduras, addressed the Conference. After discussing the problems she faces as a young girl with HIV, she greeted the Secretary-General, whom she had met earlier this year, and gave him a kiss. Also addressing the Conference last night was Peter Piot, the Executive Director of the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS). He told participants that, for the first time, the world was witnessing large-scale results, with fewer people dying of AIDS and fewer becoming infected with HIV. “This is cause for encouragement. But not cause for complacency, nor for declaring victory,” he added. “Because the end of AIDS is nowhere in sight. Every day, almost three times as many people become newly infected with HIV as those who start taking antiretroviral treatment.”Dr. Piot quoted Caribbean singer and poet Bob Marley, telling the audience, “Get up, stand up… don’t give up the fight.”Margaret Chan, Director-General of the UN World Health Organization (WHO), said she found it appropriate that the Conference is hosted in Latin America. Many countries in the region have a long tradition of embracing the principle of equitable access to health care as a fundamental human right. The future of the AIDS response rests on this foundation, she said.As part of his three-day visit to Mexico, which kicked off yesterday, the Secretary-General met last night with the UN Country Team, who surprised him with a mariachi band during a town hall meeting. Mr. Ban sang along as the band played Besame Mucho and Canta No Llores.This morning the Secretary-General held a working breakfast with the Global Compact’s Mexico network. He also addressed an extraordinary session of the Agency for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean, known by its Spanish acronym OPANAL, stating that international efforts to prevent nuclear proliferation and achieve nuclear disarmament continue to face significant challenges.“Some of the nuclear-weapon-free zone treaties have not yet entered into force. Several signatories have yet to complete the ratification or accession process… whole regions have been unable to establish such zones, including the Middle East. And some nuclear-weapon States have not concluded the relevant Protocols,” he noted. “Clearly, there is still much work to do before we achieve our shared goal of a nuclear-weapon-free world.” Also today, he will be meeting separately with Mexican Foreign Secretary Patricia Espinosa and President Felipe Calderón.He will also address a joint session of the Mexican Parliament and meet with HIV-positive civil society leaders at a side event of the International AIDS Conference. 4 August 2008Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for bolstered global efforts to tackle HIV/AIDS, stressing at the world’s largest forum on the pandemic that the virus impedes economic development and that discrimination against people living with HIV remains widespread.
“It is crucial that these proceed in a fair, inclusive and transparent atmosphere. This responsibility rests with the Government, the Union Election Commission and the Army, but also all sections of Myanmar society,” he said at a meeting of the Partnership Group on Myanmar, held on the margins of the high-level segment of the United Nations General Assembly. The public commitment by the Army leadership to ensure a free election and to respect its results must be honoured, Mr. Ban stated. Likewise, it is essential that the Government ensure a free and unfettered process for candidates and voters. In addition, he noted that civil society needs space to carry out its work – and actions against media and activists as well as arbitrary arrests and detention must stop.“The authorities must ensure that all those who were able to vote in previous elections retain those rights,” Mr. Ban continued. “I am deeply disappointed by this effective disenfranchisement of the Rohingya and other minority communities. Barring incumbent Rohingya parliamentarians from standing for re-election is particularly egregious,” he stated. According to a read-out of the meeting, participating Member States noted the need for more decisive action on resolving the humanitarian situation in the camps for internally displaced persons and on the broader issues of citizenship for the Rohingya, adding that failure to do so could result in more suffering and loss of lives. Concerns were expressed at the disenfranchisement of voters and rejection of candidatures, especially of Muslim representatives who had qualified for previous elections. Ultimately, the credibility of the elections and smooth transfer of power will depend on acceptance of its results among the political leaders and the broader population within Myanmar, the read-out stated, echoing Mr. Ban, who noted that only this can ensure a smooth transfer of power.
Momir IlicNikola Karabatic ← Previous Story AFRICAN EXPLOSION: Wael Jallouz torture – Šterbik is victim Next Story → Filip Jicha will be out for months? After Kiril Lazarov netted his 1000rd goal at VELUX EHF Champions League, some other players set new personal records. The 34 years-old Serbia bomber from MVM Veszprem, Momir Ilić, netted his 700rd goals in the European elite competition in victory of his team in Celje on Sunday.Ilic, twice in a row winner of “golden ball” for the EHF CL Top scorer, is now on 703.Exactly 90 goals more has the WORLD HANDBALL PLAYER 2014 Nikola Karabatić. Frenchman, currently in PSG Handball, netted 793 goals.
Cristiano Ronaldo has defended referee Michael Oliver’s decision to award Real Madrid an injury-time penalty, which he scored to send the club to the semi-finals of the Champions LeagueJuventus had produced a stunning comeback against the title-holders at the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday night and had leveled the aggregate scoreline at 3-3 between the two sides, after a Mario Mandzukic brace and a Blaise Matuidi second-half goal.Yet all that was undone in the final moments of the second leg, when Oliver awarded the hosts a late penalty after Lucas Vazquez was fouled by Mehdi Benatia in the third minute of added time.After Gianluigi Buffon had been sent off for strongly protesting the decision, Ronaldo held his nerve and fired past the helpless substitute Wojciech Szczesny to send Real into Friday’s semi-final draw.“I don’t understand why they are protesting,” said Ronaldo, according to Marca.“Lucas was tackled from behind and if they don’t give him the penalty, it’s a goal.Fiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.“The pulse increased, but I calmed down, and I knew I’d be decisive.”The Portuguese star acknowledged the threat that Juventus had been for Real and revealed his gratitude that they had managed to reach the semi-finals, despite a 3-1 defeat on the night.“We have suffered, but it helps us to learn,” admitted Ronaldo.“In football, nothing is given away, you have to fight until the end.“Madrid could’ve scored more goals but Juve and Buffon were good.”
Real Madrid defender Nacho, spoke to the media after the match against Viktoria Plzen about the bad moment that Julen Lopetegui is going through.Real Madrid manager Julen Lopetegui is going through the most difficult moments of his career, players like Nacho Fernandez are very aware of how much the boss is suffering and always try to express their support for their boss.Sometimes in the top clubs in European football, it’s complicated to convince the players to keep winning trophies, especially if they are coming from winning four out of the last five Champions League titles.It was quite evident that this dip in form was eventually going to happen, it’s unfortunate that this is happening in the same moment that Julen Lopetegui took control of the squad.Real Madrid defender Nacho Fernandez attended a public event this Wednesday and he was questioned by the press about the manager.“I see a hurt Julen, he’s just like every one of us. We are all professionals and all we think about is winning,” said Nacho via Cadena Cope. “We have to get through these complicated moments and now we have to hold the pressure and try to win El Clasico.”Mourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.“El Clasico is a very special match, it’s a beautiful game that everybody wants to play. We have been through regular matches and we got back some good feelings with yesterday’s victory. We will get to this match very eager to play.”“Julen staying in Real Madrid is not my decision, all I care as his player is to win next Sunday and I want Julen to stay in the club.”“We are all to blame for this situation because we are a team. We can’t be looking out for what the press has to say about this situation, we have to remain focused on winning matches,” he concluded.📹VÍDEO | @nachofi1990: “A Julen le veo dolido como a todos los jugadores por la situación que estamos pasando”https://t.co/JvL5mREIGI pic.twitter.com/zAkz4g8zNz— Tiempo de Juego (@tjcope) October 24, 2018
OCEANSIDE (KUSI) — A homicide investigation was underway in Oceanside Tuesday after a man found stabbed overnight near the San Luis Rey River later died at a hospital, police said.Emergency crews responded around 11:45 p.m. Monday to the 1100 block of North Coast Highway after emergency dispatchers received a call of a man in that area suffering from what appeared to be a stab wound, Oceanside police Sgt. Gabe Jimenez said.“Oceanside Police officers and paramedics arrived on scene and began rendering medical aid,” Jimenez said. “The victim was transported to a local area hospital where he was subsequently pronounced dead by medical staff.”Police did not release the name of the victim pending family notifications but said detectives from the OPD’s investigation division are working the case. Anyone with information about the fatal stabbing was asked to call Detective Erik Ellgard at (760) 435-4748 or the OPD’s anonymous tip line at (760) 435-4730. Posted: January 2, 2018 Homicide investigation underway in Oceanside after man dies from multiple stab wounds January 2, 2018 Updated: 4:08 PM KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: Crime FacebookTwitter
WILMINGTON, MA — Below is a round-up of what’s going on in Wilmington on Saturday, July 28, 2018:Happening Today:Weather: A chance of showers and thunderstorms after 10am. Partly sunny, with a high near 85. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.In The Community: The Wilmington Department of Veterans’ Services is hosting The Moving Wall Vietnam Veterans Memorial from Thursday, July 26 at 11am to Monday, July 30 at noon on the Wilmington Town Common. The wall is open to the public, 24 hours a day, free of charge. Ceremonies will held at The Moving Wall at 7pm on each of the four nights.Public Safety Ceremony: Saturday, July 28, 7pmWelcome: Wilmington Police Chief Michael BegonisHonor Guards: MA Army National Guard Honor Guard; Police, Fire and Military Honor GuardsInvocation: Deacon Clifford King, US Marines, Vietnam War VeteransNational Anthem: Katy Downey, MA State Police TrooperFly Over: Massachusetts State Police Air WingIntroduction of Guest Speakers: Wilmington Police Chief Michael BegonisGuest Speakers: Lee Scalzilli & William McKenzieGold Star Families Place WreathsReading of Names on the WallRiffle Team: Wilmington Police DepartmentTaps: Ken Michaud, Butch AlpersBenediction: Deacon Clifford King, US Marine Corps, Vietnam VeteranIn The Community: Town Beach is open. Lifeguards are on duty from 10am to 8pm. Here’s what you need to know.In The Community: The Friends of the Wilmington Memorial Library’s Book Store Next Door (183 Middlesex Avenue) is open from 10am to 4pm. All books are $2 or less! Every penny of every sale benefits the Wilmington Memorial Library.In The Community: The Wilmington Food Pantry (142 Chestnut Street) is open from 10am to noon for food donation drop-offs. Learn which food items the Pantry is most in need of HERE.Attention Drivers!: The Massachusetts State Police will be holding a Sobriety Checkpoint in Middlesex County on Saturday, July 28, 2018 into Sunday July 29, 2018.(NOTE: What did I miss? Let me know by commenting below, commenting on the Facebook page, or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. I may be able to update this post.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email email@example.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedThe Wilmington Insider For July 26, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”The Wilmington Insider For July 27, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”The Wilmington Insider For July 29, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”
Prabhas and Shraddha Kapoor’s dashing new look in the first Saaho song The Psycho SaiyaanTwitterThe makers of Saaho starring Prabhas and Shraddha Kapoor held the special preview of Psycho Saiyaan in different cities after fans demanded it. All the preview shows went full house everywhere.Psycho Saiyan is the first song from the upcoming movie, Saaho, which is one of the biggest films of the year. Prabhas and Shraddha Kapoor are seen sizzling to the very catchy tunes of the track in its music video, which was released on YouTube on July 8. The video took the internet by storm the moment it was released. It registered over 15 million on YouTube and other digital platforms in 24 hours.But the fans’ frenzy did not stop there, as it has reached new heights. It was so much so that the Saaho team had to keep an exclusive preview of the song at the specially organized screening at the PVR cinemas in Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chennai, Bangalore and Kochi before its launch online for the audience. Looking at the fan frenzy, the excitement is real. Prabhas’ dance move SaahoTwitterThe exclusive preview of Psycho Saiyaan saw a full house and the excited fans caught an early glimpse of the song. The song earned so much appreciation just by the first look released by the song teaser that the makers had to keep this special screening across Select PVRs in the southern cities of the country due to the massive fan following that the duo, Prabhas and Shraddha, enjoy.The screening took place in the hours during the unveiling of the song on YouTube. It was pre-booked and the whole event took the idea of fan support and appreciation to the next level as seldom in the history of Indian cinema has a screening of a song from a film been requested by the fans.Saaho is being simultaneously shot in three languages Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu. It is also dubbed and released in Malayalam on the same date. This high octane action thriller features an ensemble cast of Jackie Shroff, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Mandira Bedi, Chunky Panday, Mahesh Manjrekar, Arun Vijay, Murali Sharma, amongst others. Directed by Sujeeth, the movie is set to hit the theatres on August 15.
Students and teachers of International Relations department at Dhaka University on Monday formed a human chain protesting at attacks on teachers and students, allgedly by BCL men on SundayStudents and teachers of International Relations department at Dhaka University on Monday protested against the assault on associate professor Mohammad Tanzimuddin Khan and two other teachers of the university allegedly by BCL men.They formed a human chain on the campus carrying placards inscribed with different messages such as “Why are teachers assaulted” and “We want justice”.The teachers and students under the banner of ‘Students of International Relations’ formed the human chain in front of Social Science faculty around 11am Monday, a day after ruling Awami League-backed Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) men attacked teachers and students who protested at arrest of quota reform activists.The teachers and students of the International Relations demanded exemplary punishment of the attackers.Professor Md Abdul Mannan, and lecturers Lamea Momen and Md. Ali Siddiquee were present at the human chain.They also brought out a procession on the campus.Tanzimuddin Khan, professor Fahmidul Haq and associate professor Abdur Razzaque Khan of Mass Communication and Journalism department and some quota movement activists were assaulted allegedly by leaders and activists of BCL during their human chain programme at the central Shaheed Minar premises on Sunday.Also, t6he teachers and students of Economics department of the university formed another human chain protesting at assault on two students by three BCL activists and demanding safe campus.Professor MM Akash of the department said the attack on the students by the BCL activists in broad daylight is not tolerable. He demanded expulsion of the attackers.”It is duty of the university administration to ensure security on the campus. If they fail, they should resign. They should also ensure students’ freedom of speech.”Earlier on Saturday evening, some BCL activists beat up two students of Economics department of Dhaka University in front of Surja Sen Hall.
Rohingya refugees gather to mark the second anniversary of the exodus at the Kutupalong camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, 25 August, 2019. Photo: ReutersForeign minister AK Abdul Momen on Monday said the government will take appropriate steps in consultation with all stakeholders to deal with the situation like recently-held mass rally by Rohingyas in Cox’s Bazar, reports UNB.”We weren’t informed beforehand about the Rohingya rally (held in Rohingya camp on Sunday),” he told reporters after attending a discussion, marking the National Mourning Day in the city. He said they came to know about the rally through the media and have already talked to the home ministry to find ways to deal with such a situation in the future. Momen said the government did not make any objection to it as they came to know that Rohingyas gathered there for offering doa. Thousands of Rohingyas attended the rally marking the 25 August what Rohingyas described as “Genocide Day” and placed a number of demands, including their safety, citizenship and punishment of those involved in killings of Rohingyas in Rakhine state of Myanmar. “There’s a huge rally. Many demands came,” Momen said, adding that they are thinking afresh how to “handle” such situation in the future.Asked whether the government will stop any movement by Rohingyas, he said they will surely take whatever steps are required.The foreign minister said Myanmar is responsible for Rohingyas’ unwillingness to return to their place of origin.”They (Myanmar) have failed to convince Rohingyas,” he said, adding that there is still trust deficit among Rohingyas.On Sunday, the Bangladesh government urged the Myanmar government to fully concentrate on implementation of its obligations and commitments necessary for a durable solution to the Rohingya problem.”The government of Myanmar should seriously consider a comprehensive engagement of the international community in the creating of an environment conducive for their return as well as in the monitoring of repatriation and reintegration process in Myanmar,” said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs here in a press statement.Accusing Bangladesh of non-cooperation in the repatriation effort by a party who is fully responsible for the protracted crisis is “baseless, ill-motivated and totally unacceptable”, it said. The government of Bangladesh maintains its principled position of “not preventing anyone, regardless of one’s ethnic and religious identity, who intends to return” to Myanmar anytime.Despite all the preparations, no Rohingya turned up on 22 August to avail of the “voluntary” repatriation offer given to them to go back to their place of origin in Rakhine state of Myanmar prompting the authorities to suspend the repatriation process for the day.The first batch of Rohingyas was scheduled to return on 15 November last year but it was also halted amid the unwillingness of Rohingyas to go back for lack of a congenial environment in Rakhine.More than 730,000 Rohingya fled and took shelter in Bangladesh to escape a vicious campaign of ethnic cleansing since 25 August, 2017.The two countries signed a repatriation deal on 23 November, 2017, but there has been little progress.On 29 July, Bangladesh handed a fresh list of 25,000 Rohingyas from around 6,000 families to Myanmar for verification before their repatriation to Rakhine State.With the latest list, Bangladesh has so far handed the names of around 55,000 Rohingyas to the Myanmar authorities and around 8,000 of them have been verified. Myanmar only cleared 3,450 Rohingyas for beginning the repatriation.On 16 January, 2018 Bangladesh and Myanmar inked a document on “Physical Arrangement”, which was supposed to facilitate the return of Rohingyas to their homeland.The “Physical Arrangement” stipulates that the repatriation will be completed preferably within two years from the start.
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