Male, May 3 (PTI) After narrowly missing out on the I- League title recently, Mohun Bagan now find themselves on the verge of elimination in the AFC Cup following a shock 2-5 defeat against Maziya Sports and Recreation Club of Maldives here today. The crowd at Males National Stadium were treated to a spectacle in the Group E match as Maziya raced opened up early lead through goals from Yasfaadh Habeeb (13th minute) and Mohamed Umair (27th minute). When Alexsander Rakic (45th) added a third from a narrow angle just before the half-time, the game appeared over as a contest. Straight after the restart, Mohun Bagan, who needed a win to stay afloat in the tournament, pulled a goal back through Kingshuk Debnath (48th minute). However, they quickly fell further behind as Abdulla Asadhulla struck from the penalty spot before Rakic (60th) added a second. Jeje Lalpekhlua added a consolation from the spot in the 78th minute, but could not prevent Maziya earning a win which puts them in a commanding position to claim a top two spot in Group E. Mohun Bagan, who missed out on I-League title by a whisker to Aizawl FC, now have just three points from four matches. They have two games in hand — against Bengaluru FC at home on May 17 and against Abahani Limited in Dhaka on May 31. Maziya, on the other hand, are on joint top with Benagluru FC with nine points from four matches. PTI PDS AT AT
Continue Reading Previous Farnell expands its Schneider Electric range with addition of 12,000 new productsNext SEGGER Embedded Studio adds support for 3rd party debug probes via GDB protocol Renesas Electronics announced the Renesas RX65N Cloud Kit featuring onboard Wi-Fi, environmental, light and inertial sensors, and support for Amazon FreeRTOS connected to Amazon Web Services (AWS). The kit gives embedded designers a fast start and secure connection to AWS. Using Renesas’ e2 studio Integrated Development Environment (IDE), IoT applications are easily created by configuring Amazon FreeRTOS, all the necessary drivers, and the network stack and component libraries.The RX65N Cloud Kit provides an excellent evaluation and prototyping environment, enabling embedded designers to create secure end-to-end Internet of Things (IoT) cloud solutions for sensor-based endpoint equipment. Employing Renesas’ browser-based software, users can visualize their sensor data using a smart device cloud dashboard to monitor a wide range of applications including networked smart meters, building, office, and industrial automation systems, as well as home appliances.Renesas’ 32-bit RX65N MCUs offer dual bank flash for secure and easy program updating via the network, as well as remote over-the-air firmware updates. Having dual bank flash integrated on the RX65N MCUs enables both BGO (Back Ground Operation) and SWAP functions, making it easier for system and network control manufacturers to securely and reliably execute in-the-field firmware updates. The MCUs also include Trusted Secure IP (TSIP) as part of their built-in hardware security engine. The TSIP driver uses strong encryption key management with hardware accelerators — AES, 3DES, SHA, RSA, and TRNG — as well as a protected boot code flash area to securely boot customers’ IoT devices.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Tools & Software
Topics Share on LinkedIn Facebook It was the most lopsided NCAA tournament loss for a defending champ in nearly three decades.Carsen Edwards scored a career-high 42 points, and Purdue knocked defending champ Villanova out of the tournament with an 87-61 rout. No 2 Michigan 64, No 10 Florida 49Michigan are headed to the Sweet 16 for the third straight season.The second-seeded Wolverines held 10th-seeded Florida to 21 points in the second half, beating the Gators 64-49 to advance to the regional semifinals.Jordan Poole led Michigan with 19 points. The Wolverines will face either Texas Tech or Buffalo in the next round.Florida shot 6 of 12 from 3-point range in the first half and 3 of 14 in the second.No 4 Florida State 90, No 12 Murray State 62Florida State were too much for Ja Morant and Murray State to handle.Mfiondu Kabengele scored 22 points, Terance Mann added 18 and the Seminoles advanced to the Sweet 16 by overwhelming the Racers 90-62.Morant, in what was almost certainly his final college game, scored 28 points, 18 of them in the first half. The rest of the Racers combined for 34 points.The much bigger Seminoles shot 51 percent from the floor and dominated down low, outscoring the Racers 44-26 in the paint and winning the rebounding battle 45-33. Florida State’s bench outscored Murray State’s 47-6.Florida State will face top seed Gonzaga in Anaheim on Thursday. Gonzaga forward Corey Kispert celebrates after hitting a 3-pointer against Baylor during Saturday’s second-round game. Photograph: Rick Bowmer/AP Facebook Liberty, UC Irvine spring upsets as Zion shines in NCAA tournament debut The last time a defending champ was beaten that badly was when Loyola-Marymount ran past Michigan 149-115 in 1990.Matt Haarms added 18 points and nine rebounds for the Boilermakers (25-9), who advanced to their third straight Sweet 16.Eric Paschall had 19 for Villanova (26-10), which saw its quest for a third national title in the last four seasons fall short. Fellow senior Phil Booth scored 15 points, putting him over 1,500 for his career.Edwards has battled a sore back and had been in a recent shooting slump, making just 7 of 23 shots from the field in Purdue’s first-round win over Old Dominion.He found the bottom of the net early and often against Villanova, making 12 of his 21 shots, including nine of 16 from behind the arc.No 3 LSU 69, No 6 Maryland 67Tremont Waters drove around three defenders and flipped in a shot with 1.6 seconds remaining to give LSU a 69-67 victory over Maryland in the second round of the East Region.Maryland rallied from a 15-point deficit in the second half, setting up the thrilling finish. Skylar Mays hit a 3-pointer with 40 seconds left, giving LSU a 67-64 lead, but Jalen Smith answered from the corner with 26 seconds remaining to tie it.The first round of this tournament was a bit light on exciting finishes. New Mexico State’s Trevelin Queen shot an air ball from the wing, missing a chance to beat Auburn, and Iowa State’s Nick Weiler-Babb missed a 3-pointer against Ohio State that would have tied the game.Waters took advantage of his opportunity. He ran the clock down, got a pick near the foul line and drove down the right side of the lane to make the game winner. NCAA tournament Twitter Share on Facebook Since you’re here… Read more Twitter Share on Messenger Support The Guardian US sports Share on Twitter NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness)LSU WINS IT! 😱#MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/onGiNmklXuMarch 23, 2019 Share on Pinterest No 2 Kentucky 62, No 7 Wofford 56Second-seeded Kentucky clamped down on Fletcher Magee and beat Wofford 62-56 in the second round of the NCAA tournament. It was Wofford’s first loss in 22 games.Reid Travis had 14 points and 11 rebounds for the Wildcats (29-6), who advanced to the Sweet 16.Magee finished with eight points on 4-of-17 shooting. He missed all 12 of his shots from behind the arc.The Terriers hit 8 of 27 from 3-point range, including 3 of 15 in the second half.Nathan Hoover led Wofford (30-5) with 19 points and made four 4s.No 1 Gonzaga 83, No 9 Baylor 71Gonzaga are headed to the Sweet 16 for a fifth straight season.Brandon Clarke had 36 points, eight rebounds and blocked five shots, lifting the top-seed Zags to an 83-71 win over Baylor in the West Region.The Zags (32-3) put on an offensive and defensive show in the first half, building a 16-point lead.The Bears (20-14) caught Gonzaga off guard by switching defenses, reeling off 10 straight points start the second half and pull to 43-38.Gonzaga righted itself and kept Baylor at arm’s length, earning a spot in the Sweet 16 against Florida State on Thursday in Anaheim, California.The Zags are headed to their eighth Sweet 16 in 20 seasons under coach Mark Few.Mark Vital and Makai Mason led Baylor with 17 points each.No 2 Michigan State 70, No 10 Minnesota 50Michigan State are finally back in the Sweet 16.The Spartans ran away from undermanned Big Ten foe Minnesota for a 70-50 victory in the second round of the East Region to set up a matchup with LSU next week in Washington.Xavier Tillman led the way for Michigan State with 14 points in 22 minutes. The Spartans lost in either the second or first round in each of the last three years.The Gophers had to play without star forward Jordan Murphy, who had back spasms and was forced out after only four minutes of action in the first half.Murphy went into the game briefly in the closing stretch so the Minnesota fans could give the senior a proper send-off. He had tears in his eyes as he walked gingerly back to the bench and hugged his coaches and teammates. College sports NCAA tournament 2019 Share on WhatsApp Reuse this content Third-seeded LSU (28-6) is heading to the Sweet 16 for first time since reaching the Final Four in 2006. The Tigers will face Michigan State, who won later on Saturday night. Maryland finishes 23-11.No 5 Auburn 89, No 4 Kansas 75Auburn is going back to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2003.Bryce Brown made eight of his first nine shots and finished with 25 points to lift the fifth-seeded Tigers to an 89-75 victory over Kansas.This was a wire-to-wire runaway against the fourth-seeded Jayhawks, an injury riddled group that came into the NCAA Tournament without a conference title for the first time in 15 seasons.Auburn alum Charles Barkley went nuts while watching in the TV studio, as the Tigers (28-9) rolled two days after barely hanging on for a one-point win over New Mexico State.Jared Harper had 18 for the Tigers, who will play either North Carolina or Washington on Friday in the Midwest Region semifinals.Led by Brown’s 7-for-11 effort from 3, the Tigers made 13 from behind the arc on 30 attempts.Dedric Lawson led the Jayhawks (26-10) with 25 points and 10 rebounds. Share via Email College basketball Pinterest … we have a small favour to ask. 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Nokia 8.1 selling for as low as Rs 21,999 in May, makes it best time to buy the phoneBoth the 4GB and 6GB RAM variants of the Nokia 8.1 are seeing big discounts in India for the next few days, making it the best time to buy the Android One phone. advertisement Sanket Vijayasarathy New DelhiMay 13, 2019UPDATED: May 13, 2019 17:08 IST HIGHLIGHTSThe Nokia 8.1 4GB RAM variant is selling for as low as Rs 21,999.The discount is available via Nokia’s online store until May 13 and via offline retail stores till May 18.The Nokia 8.1 is an Android One phone that packs a Snapdragon 710 chipset.The Nokia 8.1 (Review) is available at its lowest price this month in India thanks to some big discounts as part of the “Nokia Mobile Fan Festival, May 2019.” Until May 13, the Nokia 8.1 will be available for as low as Rs 21,999 via the Nokia online store. Similar discounts will be available via offline retail stores until May 18. Both the 4GB and 6GB RAM variants of the Nokia 8.1 are seeing big discounts for the next few days, making it the best time to buy the Android One phone.The Nokia 8.1 4GB RAM variant is actually priced at Rs 26,999, while the 6GB RAM version is generally available for Rs 29,999. During the next few days, you can avail massive discounts on the two variants on the Nokia online store. To avail the offer, you have to use the promo code “FAN6000” to get a Rs 6,000 discount on the Nokia 8.1 4GB RAM variant, and “FAN4000” to get a Rs 4,000 off on the Nokia 8.1 6GB RAM option. This offer is valid until May 13, 2019 for online purchase.You can also buy the Nokia 8.1 offline via retail stores where the 4GB RAM version will be available with Rs 5,000 off and the 6GB RAM option will sell at Rs 3,000 cheaper than their actual price. The retail store offer will be valid until May 18.Nokia 8.1 specificationsThe Nokia 8.1 is HMD’s premium mid-range smartphone that touts a premium glass and metal design in Blue and Iron colours. It is an Android One device that ships with stock Android Pie and is powered by a 2.2Ghz Snapdragon 710 chipset. It sports a 6.18-inch display with a FHD+ (2246×1080) resolution, 18.7:9 aspect ratio and up to 500 nits of brightness.advertisementThe Nokia 8.1 houses a 3,500mAh battery and supports 18W fast charging. It sports a dual camera setup with Zeiss optics. The system includes a 12MP primary sensor with 1.4 micron pixel, f/1.8 aperture, OIS support and 2 PD and a 13MP fixed-focus sensor. On the front, the Nokia 8.1 gets a 20MP selfie camera.Should you buy the Nokia 8.1?First launched in December, the Nokia 8.1 is very much a relevant smartphone even today. The wide, iPhone-like notch might not be as attractive in a time of waterdrop notches, but if you can ignore this, the Nokia 8.1 offers a lot of attractive features, especially at its discounted price.The Nokia 8.1 is one of the most elegant and premium-looking devices you’ll find in this segment thanks to its glass design, chamfered aluminium frame with silver accents all around. It also offers a vivid and sharp PureDisplay screen and a powerful Snapdragon 710 chipset that runs smoothly even while playing graphic intensive games.The cameras are decent in most lighting conditions, but they aren’t spectacular in low-light. But what really makes the Nokia 8.1 attractive is its stock Android Pie software. Not only is it up-to-date on Android security patches, but it is guaranteed to receive Android Q and Android R updates in the future. It is also one of a handful of phones to support the latest Android Q Beta update.ALSO READ | Nokia 8.1 review: Premium and Pie-poweredGet 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 Posted bySanket Vijayasarathy Tags :Follow nokiaFollow Nokia 8.1
Reuters WatfordSeptember 16, 2019UPDATED: September 16, 2019 09:29 IST Substitute Roberto Pereyra converted an 81st-minute penalty for Watford (Reuters Photo)Arsenal squandered a two-goal lead as Watford hit back to draw 2-2 in new manager Quique Sanchez Flores’s first game of his second stint in charge at Vicarage Road on Sunday.Flores’s return following the dismissal of Javi Gracia after four games of the Premier League season seemed to be going flat as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang struck twice in the first half.But Tom Cleverley halved the deficit in the 53rd minute after some dreadful Arsenal carelessness and Watford were rewarded for a much-improved display when substitute Roberto Pereyra converted an 81st-minute penalty awarded after he was brought down by David Luiz.Watford came agonisingly close to winning it with Gerard Deulofeu curling just wide and then Abdoulaye Doucoure having stoppage-time shot saved by Bernd Leno after a counter-attack.Victory would have put Arsenal into third place but they ended the day seventh in a cluster of clubs on eight points.Watford are still seeking a first win of the season and remain bottom but they doubled their points tally to two.Bournemouth defeat EvertonCallum Wilson scored twice for Bournemouth as they enjoyed a 3-1 home victory over a defensively fragile Everton side to move into mid-table in the Premier League on Sunday.Wilson nodded the hosts into the lead from a corner in the 23rd minute only for Dominic Calvert-Lewin to level it up with a header just before the break Everton’s first away goal in the league this season.Ryan Fraser’s dangerous ball into the area flicked off Everton’s Fabian Delph in the 67th minute to restore Bournemouth’s lead before Wilson exploited some dreadful defending five minutes later.advertisementIt was Bournemouth’s first home win of the season.Everton, who could have gone third with a win, are now 11th, below Bournemouth on goal difference with both clubs having seven points from five games.It was a bitterly disappointing afternoon for Everton who only had themselves to blame for going home empty-handed.”It was a big frustration,” Everton boss Marco Silva said. “We lost the game and we gave some things too easily to our opponent. We have to be ruthless away from home and you have to be clinical in attack.”Our home form is fantastic but to win our away games we have to be more aggressive and more solid so that we do not concede easy goals.”For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get 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 Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow Premier leagueFollow Watford vs ArsenalFollow Bournemouth vs Everton Premier League: Watford fight back to hold Arsenal 2-2, Bournemouth beat EvertonVictory would have put Arsenal into third place but they ended the day 7th while Watford remain bottom but they doubled their points tally to two.advertisement Next
He was making his 2019/20 Budget Debate presentation in the House of Representatives on Tuesday (March 20). Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, who has portfolio responsibility for the NHT, indicates that the automation of processes will enable contributors to access more products and services online. The National Housing Trust (NHT) will be taking steps to automate and improve its internal processes and service delivery to contributors during the 2019/20 fiscal year. Story Highlights The National Housing Trust (NHT) will be taking steps to automate and improve its internal processes and service delivery to contributors during the 2019/20 fiscal year.Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, who has portfolio responsibility for the NHT, indicates that the automation of processes will enable contributors to access more products and services online.He was making his 2019/20 Budget Debate presentation in the House of Representatives on Tuesday (March 20).Additionally, the Prime Minister said the NHT will review its construction processes, redesign/enhance its customer-facing systems and implement an improved contribution accounting management system.Meanwhile, Mr. Holness advised that the NHT will be partnering with the Housing Agency of Jamaica (HAJ) to regularise a number of selected communities, in a bid to reduce the impact of informal settlements.These, he indicated, are situated in St. Andrew, St. Catherine, Clarendon, Westmoreland and St. James.“By providing greater access to funding and driving the creation of more housing solutions to the market, the NHT will be increasing its mission to make homeownership a reality for more Jamaicans in 2019/20, and beyond,” Mr. Holness said.
zoomImage Courtesy: DNV GL All DNV GL classed vessels are now able to use the possibility of remote surveys for some inspections through the Veracity data platform, the classification society said.This means that for a range of surveys, a DNV GL surveyor will not be required to travel to a vessel.Instead, by using an online connection or video streaming link, a team of remote surveyors can provide support to vessels anywhere in the world with documentation, images, video and input provided by clients and crewmembers.“This is another big step forward in using the power of digitalization and increased connectivity to deliver smarter and more efficient services,” Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen, CEO of DNV GL – Maritime, commented.“Remote surveys allow us to free up time for our customers… In addition, cutting down on unnecessary travel can result in lower costs, less waiting, and more operational up-time. We’ve had a great response from our customers and support from major flag states, and we are deeply appreciative of the feedback provided to us to make this project a great success,” he added.More than 1,000 remote surveys were completed in the pilot and scaling up phase by the Direct Access to Technical Experts (DATE) units based in the Maritime Operational Centre in Høvik, alongside units in Hamburg, Singapore, Houston and Piraeus.Technology testing began in 2017, with the first production pilots in June 2018, and now the entire DNV GL fleet is able to take advantage of the service.The Scorpio Group was one of the first remote survey users. “We saw this as a way to utilize the extensive competence within DNV GL. Now we can apply DNV GL’s competence wherever we are, while also involving our own expertise in the process. Remote surveying makes both the process and the expertise mobile,” Francesco Bellusci, Scorpio Group managing director said.“Our technical team and senior management recently met with DNV GL at their Maritime Operational Centre in Høvik and were impressed with the demonstration of the society’s infrastructure and technology to support their remote survey capability,” John Ramage, Chief Operating Officer of International Registries, noted. “The Marshall Islands Registry recognizes this is an innovative solution and is pleased to support DNV GL in improving service delivery to our mutual clients,” he continued.When a client makes a survey request through DNV GL’s fleet portal on the Veracity platform, they may, for some survey types, be given the option by the system to choose to carry out the survey remotely.All such survey requests are then evaluated by a remote surveyor to make sure that the survey can be offered remotely. The remote survey regime has been constructed to ensure that the level of assurance is equivalent to an onboard survey, as explained by DNV GL.“We are running the remote surveys through our … DATE hubs. This gives us consistency in how the surveys are handled and the ability to offer around the clock service anywhere in the world,” Ørbeck-Nilssen further said.“In addition, the introduction of electronic certificates for all vessels, which allows us to publish and transmit the survey results immediately, has been pivotal to our successful launch of remote surveys.”The types of surveys able to be offered as remote surveys include occasional surveys that fall between periodical surveys, documentation-based surveys, testing and witnessing systems during normal operation, and surveys not ordered together with annual surveys.Periodical surveys like the annual survey of a vessel are not part of the remote survey programme as they require a surveyor onboard.Read more: Klaveness: World’s 1st Digital Survey Carried Out on Containership
Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Wednesday the police should take suo motu cognizance against those BJP leaders who advocated the “Uttar Pradesh model” of encounters in the state to wipe out criminals. Banerjee also condemned the lynching incidents across India, saying the country belonged to each and every citizen irrespective of his or her caste, creed and religion. “Some BJP leaders are threatening to conduct encounters in West Bengal. I don’t know why the police did not file a suo motu case against them and take action. The police should take suo-motu cognizance,” she said while speaking on the floor of the assembly. Also Read – City bids adieu to Goddess Durga The Trinamool Congress supremo’s comment came in the backdrop of two senior state Bharatiya Janata Party leaders saying on Monday that the party would follow the “Uttar Pradesh model” of giving free hand to the police to wipe out criminals in encounters if it comes to power in the state. Referring to the incidents of lynching in the country, the chief minister said: “I strongly condemn what happened in Jharkhand. People are living in fear. They are killing people.” Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellers Tabrez Ansari, 24, was allegedly tied to a pole and thrashed with sticks by a mob in Jharkhand’s Seraikela Kharsawan district last Wednesday on the suspicion of theft. The newly-married youth was purportedly seen in a video being forced to chant “Jai Shri Ram” and “Jai Hanuman”. He succumbed to his injuries on Saturday. Banerjee accused the BJP of promoting communal divide in the country. “The country is for all — for Muslims, Hindus, Chirstians, Jains, Sikhs. I fear that the BJP might change the Constitution,” she said. “Is it a fault of someone to be born in a certain religion or caste? Is it my fault that I have a certain surname?” “The Union Home Ministry is sending advisories to Bengal over law-and-order issue. But what about the law and order issue in Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand or Haryana? Did they send any advisory to these states? The answer is no. This (sending of advisories) is politically motivated to malign Bengal,” she said. The chief minister said the administration would take stern action against those who indulge in engineering riots and spread fake news. Banerjee claimed that the entire administration was taken over for the past six months by the Election Commission because of the Lok Sabha election, accusing the poll body of functioning at the behest of the BJP. “I admit that there were some gaps in last six months as the entire administration was taken over by the EC. Just like in other part of the country, the BJP has undermined each and every institution in the state,” she said.
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Nation to NationTen years ago Thursday, Cindy Blackstock filed a human rights complaint against Ottawa for discriminating against First Nation children by underfunding child welfare services on reserve.Last year, the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal ruled Ottawa was discriminating against First Nation children.Blackstock, who heads the First Nation Child and Family Caring Society, sits down for an in-studio interview with Nation to Nation.The Nation to Nation political panel also debates whether the Justin Trudeau Liberal government’s words on First Nation child welfare match the actions required by the Human Rights Tribunal.
Rabat – Morocco will participate in the third edition of Wiki Loves Earth from May 1 to 31, 2015, to highlight the country’s natural heritage.The event is an international nature photography competition created in 2013 to illustrate Ukrainian landscapes. It expanded to 15 countries in different regions of the world in 2014, when it officially became an international competition.This year’s Wiki Loves Earth will be the first year Morocco participates. It aims to encourage the development of the country’s natural heritage via Wikimedia projects, mainly the encyclopedia Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons Media. The competition will involve natural areas across Morocco, including national parks and regional reserves, thus encompassing various landscapes and habitats.Everyone is invited to take pictures of nature and post them to www.wikilovesearth.org. The contest is a way to educate Moroccans on their own natural heritage and to create a close link with it. It also aims to make Wikimedia projects known to the public.Last year, participants posted more than 70,000 photos from 15 countries, including Algeria, Brazil, and Germany. Germany had nearly 15,000 photos.At the national level, a local jury will select the 10 best photographs from Morocco. These finalists will qualify for the second phase of the competition, where they will compete with hundreds of other pictures around the world in the international competition. The international jury will then select the best photographs from the global competition.
TORONTO — Hudson’s Bay Co. (TSX:HBC) is facing heightened calls from a U.S. investor to sell off or otherwise unlock the value from its real estate holdings.In a letter to the retailer’s board, Connecticut-based Land & Buildings Investment Management said it’s concerned the company has not heeded its call in June to maximize shareholder returns by tapping into its property portfolio.The investment firm says HBC’s property holdings are worth $35 a share — with the company’s Saks Fifth Avenue flagship store in New York alone worth $16 per share — compared with HBC’s closing price of $10.60 Friday.Land & Buildings, which owns close to five per cent of HBC stock, said it was unsatisfied after a recent meeting with management and threatened to call a special meeting of shareholders to remove board members if action isn’t taken on the property front.The investment firm has suggested HBC redevelop its properties in Canada, Europe and the United States, or go private, and urged the company not to invest more in additional retail brands like Neiman Marcus or Macy’s.HBC said in a statement that it welcomes feedback from all shareholders and is committed to improving its retail operations and creatively unlocking the value of its real estate holdings.
At best, in rare cases where an enforced disappearance case has made it to a court it has been handled as an abduction, a wrongful confinement or a conspiracy case since there is no crime of enforced disappearance under Sri Lankan law. The failure of Sri Lankan law to recognize the principle of command responsibility has also hindered prosecution of superior officers complicit in human rights violations. Lack of effective witness protection has been another obstacle to effective prosecution.Despite the tens of thousands of reported enforced disappearances in the late 1980s alone, there were fewer than 30 convictions for abduction or wrongful confinement (charges often associated with enforced disappearances) between 1987 and 2007. Only two of 18 well-known cases of extrajudicial executions and enforced disappearances documented by Amnesty International dating back to the 1980s resulted in convictions, and both were of low ranking officers on lesser charges than murder. These cases, involved more than 750 individual victims, from a lawyer tortured to death in police custody, to the mass “disappearance” of 159 people from a camp for displaced persons in eastern Sri Lanka.Since the election of President Maithripala Sirisena in January, Sri Lanka has shown a new willingness to acknowledge past abuses and commit to reforms. At the 30th Session of the UN Human Rights Council in September Sri Lanka promised to ratify the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance and enact a domestic law making enforced disappearance a crime. It made a number of other important commitments to enact legal and security sector reforms that Amnesty International had long recommended. These included promises to repeal the draconian Prevention of Terrorism Act and replace it with legislation that meets international standards; to review the cases of detainees held for long periods without charge or trial and ensure the release of those without evidence against them; ensure effective witness protection; consult with victims and families in the design of truth and justice mechanisms; release reports of past inquiries into alleged human rights violations; and extend invitations to UN Special Procedures. Tens of thousands of people in Sri Lanka have been forcibly disappeared. Sinhalese youth suspected of links to the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) were particular targets in the late 1980s and early 1990s, and Tamils were victimized throughout the course of the long armed conflict between government forces and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) that finally ended in May 2009. Muslims (both activists and prominent community members) have also been suspected victims of enforced disappearances.WGEID’s first visit in October 1991 investigated and ultimately confirmed reports that state forces had engaged in enforced disappearances. On the basis of that visit and successive ones in 1992 and 1999, the Working Group made important recommendations to the Sri Lankan Government aimed at addressing existing cases of enforced disappearances, preventing new ones and bringing perpetrators to justice. Unfortunately, most of these recommendations were never implemented. Violations continued to be reported, albeit at lower levels than at their peak in 1989-1990 when an estimated 30,000 or more people, many of them minors, are thought to have been forcibly disappeared in government counter-insurgency campaigns.1 The vast majority of enforced disappearances were never effectively investigated or prosecuted. All communities have experienced enforced disappearances but victims may not share a common understanding of the problem or seek the same solutions. With huge numbers of Sri Lankans in search of truth, there are corresponding variations in their opinions about accountability. Amnesty says WGEID should seek out and listen carefully to the views of family members of the disappeared. It should acknowledge the significant challenges to accountability that persist in Sri Lanka and clearly articulate its own limitations as well. The Government of Sri Lanka should facilitate these exchanges and direct all officials to cooperate fully with the delegates. Amnesty International (AI) says the UN Working Group on Enforced and Involuntary Disappearances (WGEID) visit to Sri Lanka offers an important opportunity for the UN and the Government of Sri Lanka to work collaboratively to end enforced disappearances, account for the past and take effective measures to ensure that the crime can never again committed with impunity in Sri Lanka.WGEID is preparing for its first visit to Sri Lanka in 15 years. Amnesty International says this important visit will raise the hopes of thousands of families of the disappeared that with the UN’s help they may finally discover the fates and whereabouts of their missing relatives and have the opportunity to pursue justice and reparation. Amnesty International believes these to be vital steps to protect human rights and account for the past. The failure of successive governments to end the practice of enforced disappearances, clarify the whereabouts or fates of victims and prosecute persons suspected of committing this crime under international law has done incalculable harm to Sri Lankan society and eroded public faith in the rule of law. Continued failure to account for violations against Sri Lanka’s Tamil minority in particular fuels grievance and alienation in that community that could impede efforts at communal reconciliation. (Colombo Gazette)
by The Canadian Press Posted May 26, 2014 8:58 am MDT Horwath won’t say how much NDP would spend on Ring of Fire in north Ontario THUNDER BAY, Ont. – NDP Leader Andrea Horwath won’t say how much the New Democrats would invest in the mineral-rich Ring of Fire in northern Ontario if they win the June 12 election.Speaking in Thunder Bay this morning, Horwath would say only there is “ample room” in her plan to develop the massive chromite deposit without delay.A spokeswoman for the NDP says the Ring of Fire work is covered under the party’s $29-billion infrastructure commitment, which mirrors the plan in the Liberal budget.Horwath is scheduled to face off against Premier Kathleen Wynne in a debate on northern issues just after noon.Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak refused to take part in the debate, citing a scheduling conflict, and instead made a campaign stop in Peterborough today.Wynne has pledged to spend $1 billion to build a transportation route to the remote Ring of Fire deposit, with or without Ottawa’s help, if the Liberals are re-elected. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
It’s a sibling’s dream come true: little brother getting the opportunity to beat up big brother. The Posey sibling rivalry was in full force during Ohio State’s 43-7 win over its “little brother” school, Ohio University. “It’s always been our dream and now it’s kind of our reality,” DeVier Posey said. The Buckeyes took home the win, and wide receiver DeVier took home bragging rights from big brother Julian, a Bobcat cornerback. Julian might have two years on his little brother, but on Saturday, that’s all he had. DeVier remembered the last time the two teams faced off against one another in 2008, when Julian promised a beat down. The Buckeyes edged their way to a 26-14 victory that day. Saturday’s game wasn’t as close. Early in the game on his first catch, DeVier offered Julian a stiff arm to the face mask and a little bit of trash talk. “I just told him, ‘you better get in the weight room,’” DeVier said. In the first quarter, Julian escaped for a 99-yard kickoff return for a touchdown before a penalty called it back. “I was happy for him. At first I was like, ‘Oh man, I’m not gonna hear the end of this,’” DeVier said. “It’s hard to stop a guy with the last name Posey,” Julian said. The brothers caught up with one another after the game. “He says he got robbed on that kickoff return but you know he’s going to think that the rest of his life,” DeVier said. Growing up, Julian wasn’t always the bully. The loss of their father in 1999 made the two extremely close. Julian took the big brother role seriously and served as a role model, DeVier said. They are best friends and don’t go a day without talking, but this week DeVier said they hadn’t spoken since Wednesday. There wasn’t much trash talk on the field. DeVier had a different strategy to rattle his brother. “I was trying to steal all of his accessories,” DeVier said. “I think there was one time I stole his towel.” More than 40 family members donned T-shirts that boasted “Posey Bowl II” in support of both teams. Proud mother Julie Posey had a colorful jersey, split scarlet and gray on one side and green on the other. “I am really, really glad it’s over and I’m ready to party with my babies now,” Julie said. “It was a good time and kind of crazy to go against him, but it really wasn’t as emotional as I thought,” DeVier said. Looking down the road, DeVier knows what he’s going to tell his family. “The first thing I’m going to say is like, ‘Dang do you remember that score? We like whooped ya’ll man,’ and it’s just gonna silence all talk after that,” DeVier said. Julian’s prepared to hear it. “Man, I gotta live with this the rest of my life,” Julian said. At the end of the day, who got the best of whom? “I mean, you saw the scoreboard,” DeVier said.
Two bandits are now being hunted after they reportedly pounced on a jeweller on Monday night (New Year’s) and relieved him of over $300,000 worth of jewellery in Georgetown.According to information received, the jeweller- who was identified as Dexter Forrester, 27, of Two Friends Housing Scheme, Ann’s Grove, East Coast Demerara- was reportedly attacked at around 23:10hrs.INews understands that Forrester, was on the corner of America and Longden Streets, Georgetown, where he would usually ply his trade, and was in the process of packing up his stocks into his motorcar when he noticed a silver/grey Toyota Premio motorcar heading up America Street.He told police that the vehicle drove past him on the one way road, stopped, then reversed and parallel parked alongside him, after which one of the bandits, armed with a gun, exited the vehicle and held him [Forrester] at gunpoint.“Don’t move,” the victim recalled being instructed as he felt the gun against his head.The other perpetrator then exited the motorcar and proceeded to relieve the jeweller of a gold chain valued $135,000, one diamond ring valued at $125,000 and $55,000 in cash.The bandits then fired one single shot into the air just before they re-entered their vehicle and fled the scene west along America Street and then north on to Water Street, Georgetown.Police were quickly contacted and persons in the area were questioned. However, they reportedly told ranks that they heard a loud explosion but presumed it to be nothing more than fireworks and as such paid it no mind.Investigations are continuing.(Ramona Luthi) Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedJeweller robbed of gold chain by armed banditsDecember 27, 2017In “Crime”Armed bandits attack, rob East Ruimveldt man of over $400,000 in valuablesJanuary 2, 2018In “Crime”Two attacked, carjacked in separate armed robberiesDecember 16, 2017In “Crime”
The Ubuntu development team have decided to make a few changes around the release of the next version of Ubuntu, which is 11.04 or Natty Narhwal.Unlike in previous releases, 11.04 will not be getting a release candidate. It was originally planned to go live on April 21, but the team realized a lot of developers and testers won’t be around because it falls so close to Easter.AdChoices广告The solution was to drop the release candidate on April 21. Instead, a second beta (or release quality iteration) is being released on April 14 when everyone is still around and proper testing and fixes can be implemented.The release date for the final version remains set at April 28, but new usable versions will appear on both April 7 and the newly announced April 14 deadline. You can view the full schedule by visiting the Ubuntu Wiki.Read more at Digitizor
‘Star Wars Pinball’ Has Your Favorite Brand in Ball Form‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ Was Final Mission From Late Nintendo President Let’s be completely honest with each other: we’ve all licked our electronic devices. Don’t pretend that you haven’t. For whatever reason, we can’t seem to help ourselves from giving any new electronic we buy a quick taste. With that said, you’re going to want to keep Nintendo Switch cartridges as far away from your mouth as possible. Unlike most electronics, these small SD cards have a repulsive taste. However, there is a good reason for it.Nintendo sent a statement to The Verge (who conducted its own taste test) to explain the god-awful taste of Nintendo Switch cartridges. It turns out that it was a deliberate move on Nintendo’s part.“To avoid the possibility of accidental ingestion, keep the game card away from young children,” said Nintendo. “A bittering agent (Denatonium Benzoate) has also been applied to the game card. This bittering agent is non-toxic.”IGN’s Alanah Pearce also confirmed that the taste was by design… and that it is vile.Okay, so, turns out Nintendo Switch cartridges taste awful so kids won’t eat them. I, uh, just licked one and can confirm: TASTES BAD MAN.— Alanah Pearce (@Charalanahzard) March 1, 2017As crazy as this all sounds, it makes perfect sense. Nintendo has always made its consoles, accessories, and games kid-friendly. It stands to reason that they would want to keep small children (and curious adults) from choking to death on the tiny Switch cartridges. That would make for some pretty awful press, after all.Does the Nintendo Switch itself have this same horrible taste? I should be getting my system tomorrow when it launches. I’ll gladly take one for the team and give it a taste to see what happens. I’ll make sure to do it before breakfast just in case it has a disgusting taste. I sure hope it doesn’t because the console does look good enough to lick. Don’t judge me.Want to learn more? Here’s everything you need to know about the Nintendo Switch. Stay on target
Disgruntled by the lack of playing time, Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas has recently admitted his frustration with his current status at the Estadio Santiago BernabeuThe 31-year-old Costa Rican goalie was Los Blancos first-choice shot-stopper for four straight seasons following his €10m-transfer from Levante back in 2014.During his fruitful spell with Real Madrid, Navas has won three Champions League titles, one La Liga trophy, two UEFA Super Cups, and three FIFA Club World Cups.However, after the arrival of Thibaut Courtois from Chelsea in the summer, the experienced shot-stopper has lost his place between the posts.Zidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.Often left on the bench, Keylor Navas has had to settle with just five top-flight outings this campaign, which started to annoy the Perez Zeledon native.“I’ve gone from winning three straight Champions League titles to not playing at all,” he told El Chiringuito, which was later broadcasted by Managingmadrid.com.After Julen Lopetegui got sacked, Courtois has taken Navas’ spot even in the Champions League under the new boss Santiago Solari.As things stand, former Albacete man could part company with the club in the upcoming transfer session looking for the regular first-team action.
In a year of challenge and change in agriculture, farmers have the opportunity to learn from the experts, see game-changing equipment and technology, and network with thousands of their fellow farmers during the 2020 Commodity Classic—Thursday, Feb. 27 through Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, in San Antonio, Texas.Commodity Classic is America’s largest farmer-led, farmer-focused educational and agricultural experience—combining a robust schedule of educational sessions, a huge trade show, inspiring speakers, presentations from nationally-recognized ag thought leaders, first-rate entertainment and the opportunity to network with thousands of farmers from across the nation.“See Your Future Clearly” is the theme for the 2020 Commodity Classic—and the schedule taking shape is designed to help farmers position themselves for success, especially in times of challenge and change.Educational sessions at Commodity Classic are expected to include marketing insights, soil health, farm policy, yield-boosting production practices, new products and technologies and more. Speakers will include well-known agricultural experts, industry leaders and a number of innovative farmers from across the United States.The trade show is expected to feature some 400 exhibitors showcasing the latest technology, equipment and innovation. Farmers consistently rate the trade show highly, citing the quality of the conversations they have with exhibitors as well as the expertise of the company staff in attendance. A continually-updated list of exhibitors is available by clicking the Trade Show tab at CommodityClassic.com.To view the tentative schedule and sign up for email updates as more details are available, visit CommodityClassic.com. Registration and housing for the 2020 Commodity Classic will open in mid-November.Established in 1996, Commodity Classic is presented annually by the American Soybean Association, National Corn Growers Association, National Association of Wheat Growers, National Sorghum Producers and the Association of Equipment Manufacturers.