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After Loss, Greece Dumps Soccer Coach

first_imgATHENS — Greece’s new national team soccer coach Claudio Ranieri was let go after a humiliating 1-0 loss on Nov. 14 to the lowly Faroe Islands in a European qualifying matchHellenic Football Federation (EPO) President Giorgos Sarris and Ranieri reportedly met and agreed that the Italian will depart from the national team after a Nov. 18 friendly game against Serbia, with a settlement regarding his compensation, Kathimerini said.That came not long after Sarris had declared his intention to see Ranieri go, after he had coached Greece to three defeats and one draw in four Euro 2016 qualifiers this fall, including three losses at home without scoring a goal, infuriating fans.“Following today’s [i.e. Friday’s] devastating result for the national team, I take full responsibility for the unfortunate choice of the manager,” stated Sarris the day before.He added that the EPO governing board would meet “to launch all necessary changes to avoid going through another embarrassing night for the national team”.Ranieri has a two-year, 1.6-million-euro contract with EPO, but Sarris reportedly told the former Chelsea, Juventus and Monaco manager that he has to go and the Italian reportedly agreed, slashing his compensation demands.On Nov. 16 he will fly to Crete with the rest of the squad for the friendly at Hania and then leave Greece for good.Reports in the Greek media and in German magazine Kicker rage over EPO having reached a preliminary agreement with another Italian coach, Giovanni Trappatoni, who last coached the Republic of Ireland up to 2013.The Faroe Islands loss was the last straw in Ranieri’s short tenure. After the four minutes of injury time were up, several Faroe Island players were in tears as the whole squad and coaching staff celebrated what was only their country’s third victory in European qualifying in 19 years. Its last triumph was a 2-0 win over Estonia in 2011.The visiting team was even applauded by Greek fans at Karaiskaki Stadium. A remote nation of 50,000 inhabitants, the Faroes is ranked 187th among 208 nations in FIFA, while Greece is ranked 18th.“The coach is responsible for every result and I am responsible for this one,” Ranieri said before being dumped. “We are bottom of the group and that’s where we deserve to be.”Joan Edmundsson scored the only goal in the 61st minute, firing in a ball that fell favorably in front of Greece goalkeeper Orestis Karnezis. The visitors had earlier missed three clear opportunities to score.“We knew we could do something, but thought beating Greece away from home was a bit unlikely. They had possession but we had the chances,” Edmundsson said. “I don’t know if we deserved to win, but we think we did.”Greece, the European champion in 2004, was on the defensive at home, coming alive too late, as Panagiotis Kone missed two late chances, hitting the bar in the 89th minute.“It’s just too soon to understand what happened. I congratulate the Faroe Islands. Good for them. They fought the way Greece used to, when we played like champions,” Kone said.In Bucharest, Romania looked rejuvenated under coach Anghel Iordanescu, who has returned for a third spell in charge of the national team, while Northern Ireland saw its run of three victories come to an end.Paul Papp scored twice in six minutes in the second half, finally beating goalkeeper Roy Carroll who had been key to his country’s previous wins.“We defended well enough … But I don’t think we were as good on the ball as we were in our previous three games,” Northern Ireland defender Aaron Hughes said.There was a late winner at Budapest’s Groupama Arena, where Hungary’s Zoltan Gera scored in the 84th minute to beat Finland 1-0 and claim third place in the group — two points behind Northern Ireland.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Cup king Ramsey key to Arsenal success

first_imgArsenal v Manchester City Arsenal’s cup king Aaron Ramsey key to Wembley success Chris Wheatley Arsenal correspondent Last updated 1 year ago 17:50 2/25/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Aaron Ramsey Arsenal FA Cup 2017 Getty Arsenal v Manchester City League Cup Manchester City Arsenal The midfielder will be hoping to return from injury to start against Man City on Sunday in a stadium where he has made his name in recent years Aaron Ramsey took over the mantle as Arsenal’s longest-serving player when Theo Walcott joined Everton during the January transfer window. The Wales international midfielder had also taken on the responsibility of becoming the Gunners’ midfield lynchpin before a groin injury curtailed his magnificent progress in the league, where he had scored six goals and made seven assists in 18 appearances.Turning the clock back, Ramsey was left in tears after losing the 2008 FA Cup final to Portsmouth when he was a schoolboy at Cardiff. Aged just 16 years and 142 days, the fresh faced youngster played the final 30 minutes of a match which former Arsenal striker Kanu scored the winner in. While Ramsey was unable to make any impact on that particular Wembley final, it’s fair to say he’s since developed into a player capable of producing match-winning moments in big games – scoring two FA Cup-winning goals for Arsenal in the past three seasons.The 25-year-old covered the most distance of anyone in an FA Cup final during Arsenal’s victory over Chelsea last season: 14.4km (a kilometre every 6.25 minutes). Additionally to scoring the headed winner past goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, the combative midfielder had a 95% pass completion rate and dominated the centre of the park with his powerful runs from deep into the box. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player “He is a Frank Lampard-type player,” Wenger said. “He is getting in the box and he has a huge capacity to run. Certainly physically he has a combination of stamina, power – and his capacity to repeat high intensity is certainly the best in the league.”Wenger has echoed those sentiments over the years and if it wasn’t for several injury-plagued seasons, including a leg break against Stoke in 2010, then Ramsey’s progress may have been even further ahead than it is at present. His main qualities in the Arsenal team are centred around his relentless running and ability to penetrate the final third while opening up space for the players around him – and being played in his favoured central midfield position now finally looks a viable option.“I am a central midfielder and that’s where I like to be,” Ramsey said in 2016. “I like to be involved a lot more in the game.”Indeed, Wenger said two seasons ago that he played Ramsey in an unfavoured right wing role because “it gives the team balance”. He referred to Alexis Sanchez, Olivier Giroud, Walcott and Santi Cazorla but those players have now been and gone, with only Cazorla still at the club but sidelined with a long-term Achilles injury.There is no doubt that this is Ramsey’s best season since the 2013-14 campaign where he scored 18 times from central midfield. He’s a player who has a higher average number of goals and assists than Granit Xhaka and Jack Wilshere, while he creates more chances and makes more tackles than all of Arsenal’s central midfielders put together.RamseyInterestingly, Wenger’s reference to the ‘balance’ in midfield suggests that he doesn’t see Ramsey as the tactical, defensive player who he’d prefer to have there. Without a defensive midfielder or someone with defensive qualities to protect the back four, Arsenal could be left exposed due to the rampaging runs of Ramsey as well as Granit Xhaka’s tendency to break forward and leave gaps in the midfield.At Euro 2016, Ramsey flourished in midfield for Wales because he was utilised in his favoured role. This season he’s showing the same kind of form which won him plaudits for his performances in France. Aware of his positional responsibilities and subject to interest from several top clubs in Europe, it’s imperative that Wenger ties his star man down to a new contract before his deal expires next summer.“Why not? It is all there,” said Wenger when asked whether Ramsey could become Arsenal captain.“He has maturity, has improved technically and is more conscious of the importance of his technical qualities. His game is clean. He has a huge physical power. The target for him will be to have 30 games.”Could the captain’s armband be the potential incentive to prolong his career at Arsenal? For Ramsey it will almost certainly be staying fit, then playing in his favoured position and winning trophies. The latter is something Ramsey knows all about.last_img read more

Uttarpara to get new water treatment plant

first_imgKolkata: A water treatment plant with capacity of 55 million gallon is coming at Uttarpara in Hooghly district.A review meeting to take stock of the work was held by state Municipal Affairs minister Firhad Hakim at the conference hall of Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority (KMDA) on Tuesday. “The Palta water treatment plant came up before the Independence. Now Uttarpara is getting a water treatment plant which happens to be the largest in the state since independence. It will be responsible for supplying water in seven municipalities in Hooghly and about 10 adjoining panchayat areas. The supply line will be similar to that followed in Kolkata Municipal Corporation,” Hakim said after the meeting. Also Read – City bids adieu to Goddess DurgaThe water treatment plant will supply potable drinking water to the people living in municipal areas of Uttarpara, Dankuni, Rishra, Sreerampore, Baidyabati, Konnagar and Champdani. According to the chairman of Uttarpara Municipality, Dilip Yadav, work to develop the infrastructure for the water treatment plant such as laying of pipeline for water supply and construction of water tanks have started since five months. The complete work will take around two years. The estimated cost for the project is Rs 1,760 crore. “Work was delayed because of the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) that was in effect because of the elections. There were some problems regarding the contractor firm selected for executing the work. The minister not only took stock of the progress of work but also gave necessary instructions on how to speed up work,” an official of Uttarpara Municipality, who attended the meeting said.last_img read more

DRI arrests Future Enterprises CFO for evasion of customs duty

first_imgKolkata: The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has arrested Dinesh Maheshwari, the chief financial officer (CFO) of Future Enterprises Limited, for alleged evasion of customs duty to the tune of Rs 14.58 crore. The company was importing readymade garments from Bangladesh through Petrapole Land Customs Station (LCS) without payment of basic customs duty, availing of the South Asian Free Trade Area benefit, the agency said in a statement on Saturday. “…He (Maheshwari) appears to be the main person responsible for the evasion of duty to the tune of Rs 14.58 crore by Future Enterprises Ltd. He appears to be guilty of an offence punishable under Section 135 of the Customs Act and has, therefore, been arrested under Section 104 of the Customs Act, on July 12,” it said. It was learnt that the garments were supplied by third country suppliers based in Dubai and Singapore and delivered from Bangladesh after minimal processing.last_img read more

8607 per cent students pass Madhyamik examination

first_imgKolkata: An estimated 86.07 per cent of the 10,50,397 students passed the Madhyamik Pariksha (class 10) board examination in West Bengal, the results of which were announced on Tuesday. Sougata Das of Mahammadpur Deshpran Vidyapith in Purba Midnapore district topped the madhyamik examination securing 694 out of total 700 marks with 99.94 percentage. West Bengal Board of Secondary Education (WBBSE), president Kalyanmoy Ganguly told a press meet here that this year’s 86.07 pass percentage was the highest in madhyamik examination in recent times. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari Puja Asked if results in other class 10 board examinations prompted the Madhyamik high scores as the topper got 694, the second 691 and the third and four ranked received 689 and 687 marks respectively, Ganguly said “we are not influenced by evaluation of other boards. We are following our own yardsticks. These students deservedly got such marks.” The results are available on the website wbbse.org. Purba Midnapore district registered the highest pass percentage of 96.01 per cent among the districts.last_img read more

UNAU mission investigates fresh round of air strikes in Sudans Darfur region

Sudanese armed forces have carried out another round of air strikes against a village in Darfur, this time striking a settlement in the north of the war-torn region, the joint United Nations-African Union mission in Darfur (UNAMID) reported today. Government aircraft struck the village of Sukamir, about 100 kilometres northeast of El Fasher, the capital of North Darfur state, yesterday afternoon. UNAMID said it had dispatched a group of its peacekeepers based in the nearby town of Kuma to Sukamir to try to collect information on casualties and people newly displaced by the air strikes. The Government has suspended UNAMID flights to many areas of North Darfur, citing security concerns. The latest attacks took place two days after Government forces conducted air strikes in South Darfur, bombing the town of Labado and the village of Esheraya. Sudanese humanitarian officials have also restricted the movement of aid workers – including those serving with UNAMID and UN humanitarian agencies – in South Darfur, citing security threats and ongoing military operations. Darfur has been wracked by conflict and large-scale displacement since fighting first erupted between rebels, Government forces and allied militiamen in 2003. An estimated 300,000 people have been killed and as many as 2.7 million others displaced. 18 May 2011Sudanese armed forces have carried out another round of air strikes against a village in Darfur, this time striking a settlement in the north of the war-torn region, the joint United Nations-African Union mission in Darfur (UNAMID) reported today. read more

First review of global efforts to curb small arms trade hails progress

The first Biennial Meeting of States to Consider the Implementation of the Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects wrapped up a week-long meeting at UN Headquarters in New York last Friday.Chairperson Kuniko Inoguchi of Japan hailed the progress that has occurred since the 2001 UN Conference on the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects, which adopted the Programme of Action. She said that a key element in moving forward was new or amended national legislation, with over 90 countries now reporting that they had domestic laws to govern the illicit manufacture, possession and trade in weapons.Regional and global cooperation was also growing, especially with respect to brokering, but States should agree on guidelines for authorizing exports, imports and the transit of small arms and light weapons, Ms. Inoguchi urged.She also observed that the destruction of almost half of an estimated total of over 4 million weapons collected and disposed of during the last decade had taken place over the past two years. The diversion of legitimate stocks was estimated as one of the main avenues for acquiring illicit weapons, and participants had agreed that assistance was needed to improve the security of armouries.Small arms and light weapons kill more than half a million people each year – including 300,000 in armed conflict and 200,000 from homicides and suicides – of which 90 per cent are civilians. In the 1990s, small arms were the weapons of choice in 47 of 49 major conflicts.The Programme of Action identifies national, regional and global measures, including: legislation on illegal manufacturing, possession, stockpiling and trade in small arms; stockpile management and destruction of weapons confiscated, seized, or collected; identification and tracing of the illicit arms; international cooperation and assistance to States to strengthen their ability to identify and trace the illicit weapons; and public awareness campaigns. read more

Oil higher as Washington inches closer to deal in hours before fiscal

Oil higher as Washington inches closer to deal in hours before ‘fiscal cliff’ NEW YORK, N.Y. – Oil prices rose Monday as U.S. political leaders moved toward averting the “fiscal cliff” just hours before the deadline.President Barack Obama said Monday afternoon that a deal to avert the cliff — a series of automatic tax increases and spending cuts set to take effect starting Tuesday — was in sight but not yet finalized.Republicans and Democrats were still at an impasse over whether to put off across-the-board spending cuts and, if so, how to pay for that. There’s a midnight deadline to reach a deal.Benchmark West Texas Intermediate crude rose $1.02 to finish at US$91.82 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.Oil has wavered in recent weeks along with the ups and downs of the budget negotiations. The price of oil finished December up about three per cent from the start of the month. It ranged from a low near US$77 a barrel to high around US$110 a barrel during the year.Brent crude, used to price international varieties of oil, rose 49 cents to end at US$111.11 a barrel in London.In other energy futures trading on the Nymex, natural gas fell 12 cents, or 3.4 per cent, to finish at US$3.35 per 1,000 cubic feet; wholesale gasoline rose one cent to US$2.81 a U.S. gallon (3.79 litres) and heating oil was flat at US$3.05 a gallon.(TSX:ECA), (TSX:IMO), (TSX:SU), (TSX:HSE), (NYSE:BP), (NYSE:COP), (NYSE:XOM), (NYSE:CVX), (TSX:CNQ), (TSX:TLM), (TSX:COS.UN), (TSX:CVE) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Associated Press Posted Dec 31, 2012 4:23 pm MDT read more

SMMT UK automotive manufacturing April 2012

“UK manufacturing of cars, commercial vehicles and engines increased in April, boosted by strong export demand that is almost 10% ahead of last year,” said Paul Everitt, SMMT Chief Executive. “Sustained investment is delivering desirable products to markets around the world and efforts by employees, trades unions and government are helping ensure the UK remains one of the most competitive locations for global automotive companies.”Click through to download the full UK automotive manufacturing news release and data table for April 2012.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) UK automotive output sustains growth run in AprilCar manufacturing rose by 9.3% in April, and was up 11.8% over the first four months of the year.CV output rose by 3.2% in April, but was down 9.2% over the January-April period.UK engine production rose by 1.2% in April and was up 1.7% over the year-to-date. read more

In case you missed it…

The Cleveland Cavaliers acquired forward Antawn Jamsion from the Washington Wizards as part of a three-team deal that sends center Zydrunas Ilgauskas and a first-round draft pick to Washington. The Los Angeles Clippers, the third team in the trade, send point guard Sebastian Telfair to Cleveland and forward Al Thornton to Washington. Forward Drew Gooden, traded to the Wizards last weekend, moves on to the Clippers. The Cavs were in discussions about a deal involving Phoenix’s Amar’e Stoudemire earlier in the day, but those talks fell through and the team quickly turned its attention to Washington’s 33-year-old forward. Under NBA rule, there can be no discussion of buying out a player involved in a trade before the deal is complete. However, it has widely been speculated that Ilgauskas would be bought out by his new team and would return to the Cavs after the league’s mandatory 30-day grace period. Jamison is averaging 20.8 points and 8.8 rebounds per game.After three months of hibernation, Tiger Woods will speak to the public Friday. His agent said that Woods will not take questions from the media when he speaks at 11 a.m. from the TPC Sawgrass clubhouse in Ponte Vedra, Fla. Woods put his golf career on hold after a series of events and revelations surrounding the 14-time Major winner and his wife, Elin that started on Thanksgiving.Oregon running back LaMichael James, who torched Ohio State for 70 yards in the Rose Bowl before bowing out with a shoulder injury, was arrested on an alleged domestic violence charge. According to a report, James’ girlfriend said he grabbed her neck during an argument and shoved her to the ground. James, coming off a stellar freshman season in which he filled in for suspended running back LeGarrette Blount, is facing misdemeanor charges of menacing, strangulation and assault.The Cleveland Browns released running back Jamal Lewis on Wednesday, the team announced. Lewis played in nine games last season before being placed on injured reserve after sustaining a concussion. Lewis had stated his intentions to retire throughout the season. There is no clear indication on whether or not he will follow through with that claim. read more

London Bridge incident several people mown down by car sparking station evacuation

first_imgIgnacio Echeverría, a 39-year-old who lives in LondonCredit: Theresa May did not directly criticise Donald Trump 6:55PM’It seems like a tipping point’ A Metropolitan Police spokesperson confirmed a police operation was underway in the area.Police vehicles have been pictured parked outside the Ship and Shovel pub in Barking. 11:33AMLondon terrorist appeared in Channel 4 jihadi documentary Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick is appearing on TV channels right now.She has described an off-duty police officer injured during the Borough Market terror attack as “utterly heroic”.Interviewed on BBC Breakfast, she said: This was a terrible appalling attack and all our thoughts are with those who have been affected.. but all that horror and anger and sorrow is of course mingled with huge admiration. Just extraordinary amounts of courage shown… I simply pay tribute to them all. We do have a Metropolitan Police officer injured who was unarmed. I met his family in the middle of Saturday night into Sunday morning.He was there off duty, he had finished a day’s work, he was having a drink with friends in the market and he witnessed the attack and witnessed members of the public and indeed uniformed officers being very severely assaulted. My understanding is that without hesitation, wearing his normal clothes, he dived in and tried to assist.He I’m afraid was severely injured but utterly heroic. Then members of the public stepped in and tried to assist him, stayed with him, performed first aid on him and then another plain clothed officer arrived and the members of the public stayed with him as they drove him to hospital in the back of a police car. He is in hospital and in a critical condition… I’m immensely proud of him and what he did. On Sky News Commissioner Dick said police believe they know the identity of the attackers and that the high priority is to try and understand if they are working with anyone else. 7:53PMAustralian nanny recovering in hospital 6:10PMTwo of the terrorists named Credit:Metropolitan Police  7:48PMFrance promises even closer co-operation The second terrorist was named as Rachid Redouane, 30, who police said had claimed to be both Moroccan and Libyan. He was also known to use the name Rachid Elkhdar, and was understood to be in possession of an Irish identity card when he was shot dead by police. Redouane, who was married to a British woman and had a daughter with her, is thought to have lived in Dublin previously. It was not clear when or how he arrived in the UK.Redouane, a chef, was seen visiting his wife, Charisse, only three hours before he and his two accomplices carried out the attack, neighours said.He and his wife are reported to have split up over their differing views on religion, after they clashed over the best way to raise their child.Police said while they believed they knew who the third terrorist was they were still working with international partners to formally identify him.The disclosure that he is not British will raise questions about how recently he moved to the UK and under what circumstances he had entered the country. Mayor Sadiq Khan is doing an extraordinary job supporting Londoners in a time of pain. President Trump’s attack on him is unacceptable.— Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) June 5, 2017 12:39PMCorbyn calls on May to resign – video Scotland Yard say counter-terror officers are searching a property in Ilford, east London, after entering the address at around 1.30am.No arrests had been made as part of the search, the force said. 9:54AMFour police injured in attack, Scotland Yard says Victoria Ward reports:James McMullan, 32, has not been seen since he stepped outside the Barrowboy and Banker on Borough High Street, where had had been drinking with old school friends.Five minutes later, the terrorists ploughed into pedestrians on London Bridge, before crashing the vehicle directly outside the bar and indiscriminately stabbing people.His sister Melissa McMullan, 30, sobbed as she told the Telegraph that they had received no information and had absolutely no contact since.“All the police have told us is that he’s not on any identified list, not the dead or the critically injured.“His friends who were with him on Saturday have been driving around all the hospitals but all they’ve been told is that they don’t have anyone of his name or matching his description.“The police haven’t told us anything. He phone was ringing until midnight last night but then it went dead.“He must have dropped it. But we just want something, any small bit of information that will let us know they are doing something.“We understand there’s a much bigger picture but at the same time, surely they can trace where his phone has been for the last two days. telegraph Australia’s prime minister says a woman who worked in London as a nanny is one of two Australians for whom the government “have real concerns” after the van and knife attacks on London Bridge and in London’s Borough Market.Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull told reporters on Tuesday that 21-year-old Sara Zelenka has not contacted her family since she was seen fleeing from knife-wielding assailants on London Bridge on Saturday night. Seven people were killed in the attacks and dozens were wounded.He said Australian officials in London were working diligently with authorities there to try to confirm her circumstances. He said similar efforts were being made regarding a second Australian he didn’t identify.Two Australians were among the wounded but both are recovering. 11:14AMPetition for Millwall fan to get George Cross Cressida Dick on Sky News 39-year-old HSBC worker Ignacio Echeverría  Eerily quiet on London Bridge this morning. Londoners not reeling, reflecting. pic.twitter.com/1Iy2KyeYbG— Christina Marker (@christinamarker) June 5, 2017 7:07AMMet Police confirm fresh raids Barriers have been installed on Westminster, Lambeth and Waterloo bridges Barriers have been installed on Westminster, Lambeth and Waterloo bridgesCredit: Paul Grover for the Telegraph mirror times 6:46AMPolice raid homes in Dagenham Sadiq Khan (C) and Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick make (L) a statement on Borough High StreetCredit:AFP PHOTO / Justin TALLIS Mr Belanger’s girlfriend of eight months Gerda Bennet was in Malta at the time and is heading to London to search for him.She wrote: “I still have no news. Please if anyone has seen him or knows anything contact me.”The 22-year-old said Mr Belanger was “exactly at the place where the attack happened” and has not heard from him for more than 24 hours. We have more detail on the named terrorists here…he ringleader of the London Bridge terror attack who was photographed on the ground with canisters strapped to his body was today named by police as Khuram ButtButt, 27, of Barking, East London, is believed to have led the trio of terrorists who ploughed into pedestrians using a hired van, before stabbing revellers in pubs and bars on Saturday night.Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley said Butt was known to police and MI5 but said there had been no evidence of “attack planning” and he had been deemed as a ‘low priority.’  A second man Rachid Redouane, 30, also from Barking was named by police as one of the other two attackers.  Redouane was unknown to police.  The third man is not a UK citizen.  11:09AMTheresa May: This was an attack on the free world This from Eleanor Steafel, our reporter at this evening’s vigil:A woman whose husband is one of the hundreds of police officers who has been guarding the city since the early hours of Sunday morning said: “The atmosphere on the way to work this morning was quite somber. The Tube was emptier than usual. It’s an experience that has been repeated after every terror attack. But I didn’t feel overwhelmed or scared. I felt confident. “The thing that feels different about this is that it seems like a tipping point.”A heartfelt note on her bouquet of white flowers read: “To all those who helped. Your bravery in the face of barbarity has moved us all.” 1:50PM’In front of the restaurant door there were three dead people’  They are (clockwise from top left):Ignacio Echeverría, 39Sara Zelenak, 21Xavier ThomasSebastien BelangerJames McMullan, 32Socaine DrzFor more detail on them, Helena Horton has written this piece. Sky News reports that police found Molotov cocktails in the back of the hired van used in the London Bridge attack.At least a dozen bottles filled with clear liquid, which had rags stuffed in their tops, were found in the back of the hired van, and police had treated them as though they were petrol bombs, Sky News said citing unnamed sources. James Bateman, who lives at the other side of the road, said: “At about 4am, after the large bang, I looked outside the window after being woken up and I saw about a dozen armed police officers going to and from an unmarked van.”He said they were wearing “full gear”, adding: “The first bang was nothing like I’d heard before.” Mayor of London Sadiq Khan visits the scene  Mr Khan, who was speaking alongside Cressida Dick at the scene of Saturday’s attack, said: “Over the next four years there are plans to cut a further £400 million from our city’s policing budget.”There are plans to change the police funding formula which could mean we lose up to £700 million on top of that, which leads to a total loss of our policing budget of £1.7 billion and we don’t receive the right level of funding as a capital city we should receive. 2:31PMSurvivor posts guide for those caught up in a terror attack Police still on guard outside Dagenham property raided as part of London Bridge attack investigation. Detailed search underway inside pic.twitter.com/dPFv1GD8BH— Mark White (@skymarkwhite) June 5, 2017 One of the London Bridge terror attackers was carrying an ID card issued in Ireland when he was shot dead, security sources in the Republic have confirmed.Police chiefs in Dublin said they were liaising with counterparts in the UK amid reports that the killer had Irish papers.”An Garda Siochana is providing every assistance to our colleagues in the London Metropolitan Police in relation to the terror attack in London,” a spokesman said.”We will process all requests from the UK authorities in relation to inquiries into individuals, identities or any other matter.”There are unconfirmed reports that the man who had been carrying the Irish-issued ID may have claimed to be from Morocco and that he was married to a woman from Scotland and had lived in Dublin.Gardai are investigating whether the ID card belonged to the dead man and if the documents are legitimate.It is understood inquiries are continuing into whether the man was given an Irish ID card issued by the Garda National Immigration Bureau.The plastic credit card-sized documentation is given to people from outside the EU. It has a person’s certificate of registration which states they have permission to stay in Ireland. It must be carried at all times.There are also inquiries into whether the man had been given paperwork after landing in Ireland to claim asylum or if he had an ID card issued under EU treaties which allowed him to live in Ireland with his family.Garda Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan was holding a meeting with the force’s anti-terror and intelligence chiefs as they co-operate with the Met investigation. 3:41PM’It was harrowing’ Cressida Dick (2L) and Mayor of London Sadiq Khan (3R) are shown across London Bridge Credit:AFP PHOTO / Justin TALLIS 7:42AMOff-duty police officer was ‘utterly heroic’ An Australian newspaper says a 34-year-old Brisbane woman is recovering from the London attacks after being stabbed in the neck.Candice Hedge’s father tells The Courier Mail that his daughter was hiding under a table at a restaurant when one of the attackers came up behind her and slashed her throat with a knife.Ross Hedge says the attackers appeared to be leaving the restaurant where his daughter worked, but came back after spotting her.He says Candice Hedge underwent surgery but suffered no major damage and is expected to recover.Ms Hedge had moved to London last year. NHS staff have been working round the clock to treat those injured in the London terror attack.Many were off-duty and came in on their night off to help, having stayed sober on Saturday night, as they do most Saturdays, in case of a terror attack.Manchester Royal Infirmary sent the pizzas to Kings College Hospital on Sunday night.The Telegraph’s Helena Horton has more here. Scotland Yard has given an update on the number of officers injured and their conditions.One BTP officer and three Met officers were injured during the attack on Saturday night.The further two Met officers were both on duty Southwark officers. One a plain clothes officer who received stitches to a head injury and a uniformed officer received an injury to his arm.The off duty Southwark officer remains in hospital in a serious condition. Sara Zelenak is missing after the London Bridge terror attack LONDRES pic.twitter.com/kbrpIHwRd1— PLANTU (@plantu) June 4, 2017 9:47AMSpanish HSBC worker Ignacio Echeverría missing, authorities say 9:02AMCressida Dick warns of Daesh’s promotion of ‘low-tech methods’ 3:14PMDonald Trump resumes Twitter attack on Sadiq Khan  Speaking on the BBC, Mr Khan made clear that he was advising people not to be concerned by the presence of additional armed police officers on the streets of the capital in the days to come, and not playing down anxieties about the attack itself.Mrs May initially sidestepped questions about Mr Trump by choosing to praise Mr Khan’s response.She stopped short of directly criticising the US president.Asked if Mr Trump was wrong in his assessment of the London mayor, the Prime Minister told reporters: “I think Sadiq Khan is doing a good job and it’s wrong to say anything else – he’s doing a good job.” 11:07AMManchester nurses send pizzas to London NHS staff  Details of another of Saturday night’s heroes are emerging.Millwall fan Roy Larner put his own life in danger to help others escape the three London Bridge attackers.The Londoner is currently recovering from surgery from being slashed “in the head” multiple times by the assailants.Admiration for his actions has poured in since the tragic night resulting in his friend Archie Webber-Brown setting up a petition for Roy to be given the George Cross.It is the highest award a civilian can receive for showing extreme courage in the face of adversity – the equivalent of the Victoria Cross in the military.Mr Webber Brown wrong on the Change.org page: “Roy Larner charged at the terrorists on London Bridge in order to try and stop them and help others escape, he ended up getting himself stabbed multiple times showing great courage and preparing he’s body for the ultimate self sacrifice to help others, he should be acknowledged and rewarded for he’s actions!”The petition calls for Lib-dem parliamentary candidate for Bermondsey Simon Hughes to nominate the Millwall FC supporter for the prestigious award.Another friend Simon Willoughby said: “This man’s name is Roy Larner a friend of mine for for the past 20 odd years!”Yesterday when the terrorist attacked he went an stuck it to them and save a persons life, but in doing so got stabbed 5 times in the head, neck, back, front and cut all his fingers and at present is in intensive care! #Legend”Please share this as much as possible as this is what we should be reading about not them muggy delusional fanatics!! #roylarnermbe”A JustGiving page set up to help financially support the hero in his recovery has raised more than £4,000 in less than 24 hours. 9:36AMCulture Secretary pressed on police numbers Sadiq Khan addresses crowds at a vigilCredit:ODD ANDERSEN/AFP  6:27PMSadiq Khan: Terrorists ‘do not commit these disgusting acts in my name as a Mulsim’ 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. This prompted Mr Khan’s spokesman to state the mayor has “more important things to do than respond to Donald Trump’s ill-informed” tweet, before Mr Khan later suggested he does not regard Mr Trump’s planned state visit as welcome.The president’s initial criticism of Mr Khan was based on a clear misinterpretation of some of the mayor’s comments in the wake of the atrocity. Some pictures of Sadiq Khan being shown around the London Bridge scene by Cressida Dick. 1:08AMTuesday’s front pages 6:58PMForget it, they’re stronger than us A woman lays flowers at a pedestrian crossing on the south side of London BridgeCredit:JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images Khuram Butt, left, and Rachid Redouane. London’s bridges have been targeted in two terror attacks in recent weeks. Six people are missing after the London terror attackCredit: Twitter user Andy Silvester wrote: “Not a great sight for Londoners to wake up to. Concrete bollards being installed on Lambeth Bridge.”Another commuter, Jose Diaz, posted: “Waterloo Bridge this morning. They have installed a barrier … Not sure if this makes me feel more or less secure.”Debbie Lye wrote:  2:19PMBarriers installed on London’s bridges  Ten of the people arrested on Sunday as part of investigations into the London Bridge attack have been released without charge, British police said on Monday, meaning that all 12 arrested in the aftermath of the incident have now been let go.The Metropolitan Police also said in a statement that specialist officers were working with families and the coroner to identify those who died in the attack. 21 victims in hospital were in a critical condition yesterday according to the NHS.This number has fallen to 18.Of the 48 individuals who were conveyed, a total of 36 patients are currently being cared for in London hospitals. Chef Sebastien Belanger went missing after the attack. He is French and has worked in cafes and restaurants across London.Friends say he works as a chef at Coq d’Argent, near Bank.Sebastien Belanger was last seen watching the Champions League football final on telly in a pub at London Bridge on Saturday night.He was watching the match in the Barrow Boy and Banker pub with pals near where a hire van swerved across the bridge and ploughed into pedestrians.After the match he then went to the Borough Bistro with two friends who escaped unharmed from the stabbing rampage by three knife men.Friends are visiting hospitals, police stations, the French embassy and handing out fliers in a desperate bid to find any information about their missing friend and trace he movements.Pal Damien Lecompt, 34, a sales rep from Putney who has lived in London for seven years, said: “The last time I met Sebastien was in London Bridge.”I last saw him on Saturday afternoon, I left him around 7pm.”He was planning to go to watch the Champions League game with some friends and have a couple of drinks after that.”First he watched the game in the Barrow Boy, then went to Borough Bistro.”I have not heard from him since he was in Borough Bistro.” 12:01AMTrump UK visit ‘in the long grass’ 6:21PMPictures of the London Bridge terrorists  5:51PMNYC mayor praises Sadiq Khan In a Facebook post titled “Missing from London Terror Attack”, a family friend of Miss Zelenak, who has been working as a nanny, called out for people to share information about her possible whereabouts.“Dear friends please can I ask you to share this post. My friend’s daughter, Sara Zelenak, was last seen on London Bridge and was witness to the terror attacks,” says the message, which has since been removed.“She got separated from her friends and has not been seen since. Her phone has rang with no reply and now the battery must have gone… She calls her mum daily. It’s been over 24 hours with no news from the consulate.” 1/2 We were called to Cobham Services earlier to an alarm activation. It was closed as a precaution. A search took place with nothing found.— Elmbridge Police (@ElmbridgeBeat) June 5, 2017 An image showing a suspected terrorist, wearing what appear to be canisters around his waisCredit:GABRIELE SCIOTTO Cressida Dick (2L) and Mayor of London Sadiq Khan (3R) are shown across London Bridge 12:28PM’I thought it was some gunfight’ She gave a tearful interview on Sky News in which she said: “This morning we received news from the police that my brother’s bank card was found on one of the bodies from Saturday night’s brutal attack.”They are unable to formally identify him until the coroner’s report begins tomorrow. Jeremy Corbyn has criticised Theresa May’s “political speech” after the London terror attack on Sunday.“May chose to make a political speech in the middle of the day – which I thought was inappropriate. It should have waited until the evening as I did,” he told the Guardian.In a speech outside Downing Street, Mrs May  rounded on those who “tolerate” extremism as she told them: “Enough is enough.” Khuram Butt who appeared on a Channel 4 documentary about Islamic extremists Sad to see new barrier on Waterloo Bridge – tho it’s for our protection #London #StrongerTogether pic.twitter.com/qEdVMnl0DT— Debbie Lye (@Debolye) June 5, 2017 Cressida Dick on Sky NewsCredit:SKY NEWS 10:02PMAll people arrested on Sunday released without charge But the information is not yet being released to the public.The Metropolitan Police said their names would be released “as soon as operationally possible”. ZpdHhnYjE6oA7VIRD4ti0SGuSaCYn4ZM “We receive half the funds we should be receiving – £170 million versus £370 million.”His comments come after Theresa May refused to say whether cuts to police numbers under her watch should be reversed. Arielle Lande, a 17 year old student from Hampstead in north London, said she spent Saturday evening with a group of school friends at one of their parents’ houses in London Bridge, writes Camilla Turner.She told how they decided to stay in rather than walk down to hang out by the river because it was a bit rainy – a decision that could have saved their lives. Ms Lande spent Saturday evening at with five other friends from Highgate School, a private school in north London. “There were five of us at a friend’s house a three minute walk from London Bridge,” Ms Lande said.”We heard a police helicopter circling and were told not to leave the house. We all stayed there overnight and my dad came to pick me up on Sunday morning.”She said it was “harrowing” to think that their decision not to go out earlier that evening meant that none of the group got hurt in the attack. “We were going to go down to the river but we decided not to because it was raining,” she said. “Instead we went to the shop on the end of the road and bought some snacks, then went back to our friend’s house.”When we figured out what time the attack was, it was about the time that we were going to go down to the river but we decided not to because it was raining. It is quite harrowing to think that a different decision would have put us in a completely different situation.”  An image showing a suspected terrorist, wearing what appear to be canisters around his wais A spokesman for Mr Khan, responding to Mr Trump’s latest tweet, said: “Nothing has changed since yesterday.”The mayor is focused on dealing with Saturday’s horrific and cowardly attack and working with the police, the emergency services and the Government to keep London safe.” 4:53AMTurnbull: ‘Real concerns’ over nanny in London  A second man Rachid Redouane, also from Barking was named by police as one of the other two attackers.  Redouane was unknown to police.  The third man is not a UK citizen. Today it emerged that Butt had appeared in the Channel 4 documentary The Jihadis Next Door, which warned of the rise of extreme Islam in London.This is everything we know about the attackers.  Pathetic excuse by London Mayor Sadiq Khan who had to think fast on his “no reason to be alarmed” statement. MSM is working hard to sell it!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 5, 2017 #CobhamServices on the #M25 btwn J10 and J9 is NOW OPEN in both directions following a @SurreyPolice incident. Thanks for your patience.— Highways England (@HighwaysSEAST) June 5, 2017 Mayor of London Sadiq Khan and Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick visit the scene Gabriel Scottio, whose photo of a suspect lying on the ground was widely circulated, shares footage of the moment he is caught up in the terror attack near Borough Market: 8:05AMDoctor hopes ‘everyone will make a full recovery’ Six people are missing after the London terror attack It came as: Details emerged of one of his accomplices; The first British victim of the atrocity was identified as James McMullan. His family confirmed that his bank card had been found on one of the bodies;Donald Trump accused London Mayor Sadiq Khan of making “pathetic excuses” in his response to the London terror attacks;Met Commissioner, Cressida Dick said Britain had been hit by an “unprecedented” wave of terror attacks and there would have to be a review of 
resources.Unlike Butt, his accomplices were not known to the security services and are both thought to be foreign nationals. Another woman missing since Saturday night’s London Bridge terror attack is 21-year-old Australian Sara Zelenak.Miss Zelenak’s disappearance has prompted a desperate plea from her family. Donald Trump has been tweeting about Sadiq Khan again.Following his criticisms yesterday, the US President has just tweeted this: The American network NBC is reporting the bystander struck in the head by a stray bullet fired as police killed the London Bridge terrorists was a US citizen.Authorities said the wounded civilian was expected to survive. Police have not revealed any details about the individual who was accidentally hit in the hail of 50 bullets that ended Saturday night’s van-and-knife rampage.Fabio Lamas, who works at a pub in Borough Market, described seeing “three guys who were carrying knives and … wearing body armor” before officers arrived at the scene.”I got people to start evacuating inside from our little garden that we have … and got people to come into the bar and to go into toilets, hide under tables and hide in our cellar where we keep all our stock,” the 20-year-old told NBC News.”Then I heard shooting and I saw an American guy get shot in the head.” Butt, 27, of Barking, East London, is believed to have led the trio of terrorists who ploughed into pedestrians using a hired van, before stabbing revellers in pubs and bars on Saturday night.He was known to police and security services but Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley said there had been no evidence of “attack planning” and he had been deemed as a ‘low priority.’ Romy Lunz, an art director, was with her friend Lisa Fedrid when the London Bridge attack happened.She later posted this up on Facebook: We have faced a terrorist threat throughout my life, that threat changes and morphs and we will change and adapt for what appears to be a new reality for us. Since 2013, we’ve foiled I think 18 plots, we arrest about a person a day and have been for some time in relation to counter terrorism, we have very good intelligence… I understand people will be concerned and all I can say is we will be doing everything in our power and we will be stepped up a gear.  Cordons were also put in place around the scene of the attacks.A section of Borough High Street and Borough Market is still closed, as well as Montague Close and Stoney Street.  Two of the London Bridge terrorists have been named by Scotland Yard as Khuram Shazad Butt and Rachid Redouane, both from Barking.Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley said Butt was known to the security services, but there was no evidence of “attack planning”. This is what Team Corbyn meant when he said May should resign, ‘Jeremy is saying he believes the public will judge her on her record’— Laura Kuenssberg (@bbclaurak) June 5, 2017 11:51AMPolice chiefs in Dublin are ‘providing every assistance’ Melissa McMullan said her brother’s bank card was found on one of the bodies of the victims of Saturday night’s attack.She is almost certain her brother, 32-year-old James McMullan is dead. Barriers have been installed on three central London bridges following the latest terror attack to hit the capital.The structures have been introduced to stop traffic from mounting the pavement on Westminster, Lambeth and Waterloo bridges. Prado in middle, Marquesi on right. Another kitchen staff member on left Ignacio Echeverria’s employers HSBC have now hired a detective to find him, reports EFE https://t.co/ljGq2a4p3k— Piers Scholfield (@inglesi) June 5, 2017 6:20AMProperty searched in Ilford However, Britain’s most senior counter-terror officer, Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley, last night defended the investigation and said he had seen nothing so far to suggest a “poor decision had been made”. New security measures on Westminster bridge 10:45PMManchester bomber’s brother released without charge We are all shocked and angry today – but this is our city. We will never let these cowards win and we will never be cowed by terrorism. pic.twitter.com/kcosumkdCR— Sadiq Khan (@SadiqKhan) June 4, 2017 3:39PMTrump Vs Khan continues All 12 people arrested in east London on Sunday in relation to the attack have now been released without charge.A vigil was held at London Bridge last night for the victims of the attack.Seven people were killed in Saturday’s onslaught and 48 injured. Of those, 36 are still in hospital; 18 remain in a critical condition. The Prime Minister chided all who provide “safe spaces” for extremists – in “real life” or online – telling them they must help “stamp it out”.She also made clear that councils must play their part by breaking up ghettos where “evil” ideology can breed and stopping it spreading in schools. 6:33PMPolice appeal for information about named terrorists  At least a dozen Molotov cocktails were found in the van used by the attackers, according to reports last night. Officers are said to be treating the bottles filled with clear liquid as petrol bombs. 2:41PMBystander shot by police ‘was an American’ Metropolitan Police have released this picture. About 15 minutes later, three men and three women were brought out of the house, he said.”They looked like normal people,” he said, adding that he thinks they are from Bangladesh or Pakistan. Moving vigil led superbly by @MayorofLondon, London united in calm dignified memory. Great civic leadership, let’s pray on & persist in hope— Justin Welby ن (@JustinWelby) June 5, 2017 8:56PMAll clear at Cobham Services 8:59AM’The first bang was nothing like I’d heard before’ The Mayor of London is due to lead a vigil at 6pm today.The service will be in in Potters Fields Park, near City Hall and he will be joined by senior Met officers, paramedics, fire crews and community leaders.There will be a minute’s silence across London at 6.20pm.  Spanish authorities have said that they are still trying to find 39-year-old HSBC worker Ignacio Echeverría who has not been seen since the attack on Saturday night. But despite receiving calls from concerned members of the public about Butt’s increasingly radical views, police concluded that he was not a threat and the investigation was scaled back.The revelation will add to pressure on the authorities over whether enough is being done to tackle extremism, after it emerged that Butt is the third terrorist in recent months to carry out an attack despite being known to security services. Police search an address in BarkingCredit: Christopher Pledger 1:03PMMayor visits the scene of the attack 12:53PMJeremy Corbyn said Isil supporters should not be prosecuted for ‘expressing a political point of view’ 4:56PMSister of missing British man says she thinks her brother is dead London Police Commissioner Cressida Dick, center left, and the Mayor of London Sadiq KhanCredit:AP Photo/Alastair Grant AP PhLondon Police Commissioner Cressida Dick, center left, and the Mayor of London Sadiq Khanoto/Alastair Grant NHS staff were working through the night to tend to victims of the terror attackCredit:Twitter Sadiq Khan (C) and Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick make (L) a statement on Borough High Street Auto updateOnOff 12:57PMJeremy Corbyn U-turns on plea for Theresa May to resign It comes just a few hours after Theresa May suggested the Trump was wrong to criticise London’s Mayor.Mr Trump, during a series of tweets following the London Bridge terror assault, misrepresented Mr Khan’s statement that there was “no reason to be alarmed” when seeking to reassure Londoners. Metropolitan Police detectives are seeking information about Khuram Shazad Butt and Rachid Redouane, whose names they have released as two of the London Bridge attackers.”Detectives would like to hear from anyone who has any information about these men that may assist them with the investigation,” the force said.”They are particularly keen to hear about places they may have frequented and their movements in the days and hours before the attack.” Credit:Facebook The communities secretary wrote in The Times:Speaking as a Muslim myself, we need to ask ourselves searching questions … There’s no avoiding the fact that these people think they are Muslims. They identify as Muslims.And they carry out their attacks – ignorantly, offensively – in the name of Islam. That’s why, although we all share the responsibility for tackling terrorism, there’s a special, unique burden on the Muslim community …We need them to set off on the path to peace rather than the road to war. We need to offer not just a counternarrative, which rebuts the extremists, but a positive and self-confident narrative that promotes pluralistic, British values – and their compatibility with an Islamic life.And that message can best come from within the Muslim community. Manchester nurses, some of whom are still treating patients of the atrocity at an Ariana Grande concert two weeks ago, have shown solidarity with their London counterparts by sending them pizza. Theresa May did not directly criticise Donald TrumpCredit:ANDY RAIN/EPA  Khuram Butt, left, and Rachid RedouaneCredit:Metropolitan Police  But some cyclists claim they have made journeys more dangerous by reducing the width of cycle lanes.Commuters posted photographs of the barriers on social media as they made their way to work on Monday. James McMullan Named as missing after London Bridge attack “We know there are bodies that have been identified and also people in a critical condition who have not yet been identified.”The family, who have a family liaison officer from the Met’s counter terrorism department,  has been told that coroners will not start the formal identification of bodies until Tuesday. Miss McMullan said it was the first night out her brother, from London, had had for months as he had been working 16 hour days getting ready to launch a new e-learning business.“I think he was celebrating coming to the end of it,” she added“He was due to launch it in the next couple of weeks.”Miss McMullan said her parents, Mila and Simon, who are both in their 60s and retired, were beside themselves.“They’re devastated,” she added. “My mum is just sat in front of the TV watching the news. We don’t know what else to do.” 7:56PMArchbishop of Canterbury: Let’s persist in hope Laura Hughes reports:Jeremy Corbyn has argued that people who support Islamic State should not be prosecuted for “expressing a political point of view”. The Labour leader told MPs that Britain should not make “value judgements” and that holding a view was not in itself “an offence.”Speaking during a parliamentary debate on temporary exclusion orders in 2014,  he questioned the creation of “legal obstacles” for fighters returning from to the UK from Syria.Asked by a Conservative MP if he believed Isis fighters should be subject to special measures when they return to Britain, Mr Corbyn suggested they should not be prosecuted for “expressing a political point of view”.Read her full report here. Dr Malik Ramadhan consultant in charge of A&E at the Royal London Hospital said the 12 patients rushed there in the wake of the terror attack were expected to recover.”From last night everyone who was brought to the hospital was recovering,” he said. “Our expectation is that everyone will make a full recovery.”There were gunshot wounds, three or four stabbings and the rest were presumably hit by the van. Everyone has severe injuries.”Dr Ramadhan was cycling home from work on Saturday night when he saw convoys of emergency vehicles heading into Central London.Sensing something had happened, he turned back to help. “This is a main trauma centre and has a plan for dealing with mass casualty events,” he added.”We executed that plan and it worked really well. “I know that there were lots of concerns on scene about the gun shots and how many perpetrators there were.”The people brought to the Royal London were brought in very quickly and treated very quickly.” Khuram Butt, left, and Rachid Redouane A police officer stands next to a person detained after a property was raided in Newham, east London Miss Lunz says:Put 999 in your phone- it is the UK police number. As much as you think you will remember this in an emergency- your brain is in survival mode- you won’t.If something like this happens stick with your friends – you will help keep each other safe and calm. You make better decisions together.Don’t go out without an extra battery charger. You need your phone in these things!I had called my sister to tell her what was happening and asked her to text me the news as it what was going on. Because we ourselves didn’t really know what was happening this was incredibly helpful- you don’t have time to look what the news is saying but information is power in this kind of situation.Avoid the high density tourist places when the country is in a state of high terror threat. Keep it local and low key. Safety first.Don’t run in a crowd but walk fast as there is a risk of causing a stampede.Meanwhile, those searching for Sebastien Belanger has posted up this appeal nearby: Sadiq Khan addresses crowds at a vigil Neighbours have spoken of hearing gunshots in Dagenham after officers searched two addresses and ‘detained a number of people’ in connection with the London Bridge terror attack.One witness told the Daily Mail he heard an “extremely loud bang at 4am followed by multiple gunshots” off the A13 in Dagenham, east London.He said: “It was as if my ear was right next to a car backfiring. It was loud enough to wake everyone up at 4am.”It is thought that a quarter-mile stretch of the A13 was closed off during the raid. London went back to work today, but commuters faced significant disruption because of Saturday’s terror attack.While London Bridge rail station reopened this morning at 5am, it is exit only. 12:35PMHSBC reportedly hires detectives to find missing employee 7:15AMPolice know the identity of the attackers Here are the six people still missing after Saturday’s attack: Khuram Butt is on the left and Rachid Redouane on the right. The Newsnight editor writes on Twitter: Rosa Silverman has written a piece for Telegraph Women about the Met Police Chief who has been at the forefront of the terror coverage.She writes: Impressive. Authoritative. Brilliant. Quietly competent. These were some of the adjectives used to describe Dick’s comportment in the wake of the horror. There were also plaudits (from a former Met officer, among others) for the “genuine feeling” she exhibited: she appeared to choke up while recounting how an off-duty policeman was injured by the terrorist killers.In the absence of a surge of love for Prime Minister Theresa May, could this just be the woman of the moment? Here’s the case for Dick…Read the full piece here 12:16PMThe six people missing after the London Bridge terror attack London Bridge itself is open. Facebook One of the London Bridge terrorists was carrying an identity card issued in  Ireland when he was shot dead, security sources in Dublin said. Mayor of London Sadiq Khan visits the scene Credit: CLODAGH KILCOYNE London Waterloo this morning: increased police presence. Plus two spray-tanned guys in trunks advertising Love Island 😀— Louise using spoons (@usingspoons) June 5, 2017 Sara Zelenak has been missing since the London Bridge terror attack 5:24PMFriends desperately search for missing French chef 10:16AMThe ‘Jihadi next door’ Sadiq Khan praised officers for doing a “fantastic job” with the resources they have but said it was “a fact that, over the last seven years, we as a city have lost £600 million from our budget – we have had to close police stations, sell police buildings and we’ve lost thousands of police staff”. It has also emerged one of the London Bridge suspected attackers appeared in a jihadi documentary on Channel 4 and had previously “tried to go to Syria”.He appeared in a television documentary last year about British extremists called The Jihadis Next Door, and was filmed at events attended by two notorious Islamic preachers. Crowds observe moment of silence in central London in vigil to remember victims of London Bridge terror attack https://t.co/16XgyBZK0c pic.twitter.com/M7rGIc6g65— BBC News (UK) (@BBCNews) June 5, 2017 9:47PM’Molotov cocktails found in back of van’ Police on the A13 11:29AMBREAKING NEWS: Terrorist was carrying Irish identity card 8:18PMBritish police say they are attending an incident at a motorway services station outside London 4:29PMTim Farron speaks up for Sadiq Khan 11:44AMAustralian nanny Sara Zelenak missing since terror attack 1:07PM18 people now remain critical Mayor of London Sadiq Khan and Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick visit the sceneCredit:REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne Here is their story:Renan Marquesi, a sous chef at Lobos, told how a woman who sought refuge in the tapas restaurant could not walk so he took her in his arms and carried her across the bridge. “In front of the restaurant door there were three dead people,” said Mr Marquesi, who is from Brazil. “There was a man with a white shirt on, a woman, and another person lying there. There was so much blood. They were not moving. Doctors were trying to resuscitate people who were lying on the ground.”Mr Marquesi, 22, told of the chaos that erupted outside the restaurant on Saturday night. “There were people screaming, shouting, running. There was so much blood on the floor.”He said that people from the street ran into the restaurant to take cover, and when the restaurant was full he locked and bolted the door to keep everyone safe. “We have two floors. I told everyone to go upstairs to keep them safe,” Mr Marquesi said. “When we had 50 or 60 people int eh restaurant we closed the door and locked it. “It was really scary. People were shocked. One woman couldn’t walk because she was in shock and she couldn’t move her legs. I took her in my arms and carried her across the bridge to the end where the police were.”Santlago Prado, 20, a kitchen boy at the restaurant, said: “At first we thought it was a fight.  People were on the floor with blood, people were crying. People ran into the restaurant from the street to take cover.”  12:05PMVideo: Police shooting at attackers 7:11AMSadiq Khan to lead vigil for London terror attack victims The Ramadhan Foundation, a Muslim anti-extremist charity, revealed that its chief executive, Mohammed Shafiq, was called a traitor by Butt after he 
denounced the killing of Fusilier Rigby.Hannah Stuart, author of Islamist Terrorism, a definitive analysis of UK 
attacks and offences, said: “Al-Muhajiroun is obviously very well known to both the police and to MI5. It is connected to a quarter of terrorism offences.”Ms Stuart, who is co-head of the security and extremism unit at the Policy Exchange think tank, added: “The London Bridge attacker’s connection to al-Muhajiroun’s leadership raises very serious questions about the security services and the police.” British police have said they were attending an incident at a motorway service station on the busy M25 in Surrey, just outside of London.”We are currently dealing with an incident at Cobham Services,” Elmbridge Police said on Twitter.The M25 is a circular motorway around the outskirts of London. Cobham is 17 miles (27 km) to the southwest of the city’s centre.  More from the raids taking place in Newham.Soruban Balachandran, who also lives on the street in Newham, said he heard noises that sounded like gunshots, adding: “I thought it was some gunfight.” His team has tried to spin his statement: Se busca a Ignacio Echeverría, vecino de #Las Rozas,desaparecido ayer en Londres. Se cree que estaba en la zona de los atentados. pic.twitter.com/ItsC445XxB— Emergencias CREM (@emergenciasCREM) June 4, 2017 39-year-old HSBC worker Ignacio Echeverría Credit: 4:34PMOpinion: Why Cressida Dick is the woman of the moment 8:37PMTraffic is now open in both directions on the M25 Cement blocks protecting the pavement at Westminster this morning pic.twitter.com/eLlFBez3oK— Stephanie Boland (@stephanieboland) June 5, 2017 Sad to see new barrier on Waterloo Bridge – tho it’s for our protection #London #StrongerTogether pic.twitter.com/qEdVMnl0DT— Debbie Lye (@Debolye) June 5, 2017 Sara Zelenak is missing after the London Bridge terror attack Khuram Butt who appeared on a Channel 4 documentary about Islamic extremistsCredit:CHANNEL 4 12:38PMThe sister of missing James McMullan has spoken to the Telegraph 6:57PMA moment of silence Cressida Dick, the Scotland Yard chief, has done the full round of TV and radio interviews this morning on Saturday night’s terror attack.She told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme that it was “certainly a possibility” that the attacks were triggering the next one.The rhetoric that has been coming from Daesh and other organisations has been to encourage people to take action into their own hands, to use low-tech methods, and undoubtedly when people see something which appears from their perverted point of view to be successful some people will be inspired by that, so that is most certainly a possibility.The Commissioner also said that “all” of the recent attacks had a “primarily domestic centre of gravity”.In the five that we’ve foiled, and these three recent attacks, in some of them there are undoubtedly international dimensions.We will always be looking to see if anything has been directed from overseas, but I would say the majority of the threat that we are facing at the moment does not appear to be directed from overseas.Ms Dick also told Today:We have a very fast moving investigation, we have made a number of arrests, we have also carried out lots of searches and we have got an enormous amount of forensic material.We do have a very large intelligence database available to us through the agencies and of our own.She said that “people will be very concerned that there have been three horrendous attacks in the last nine weeks” but said that it was inevitable that “with a large database and some very good knowledge, on occasion somebody will, as my predecessor predicted, get through and be successful and on occasion those people may have been known to the agencies before”. Culture Secretary Karen Bradley was quizzed on whether the number of armed police officers in the country had gone up or down.During an interview on ITV’s Good Morning Britain, she said: “What I’m interested in is making sure that we have the right resources, the right powers, and the right training and capabilities.”I am assured by the police that they have that to deal with the counter-terrorism threat, but we need to look, learn lessons and make sure that we act where appropriate and we need a leader who is prepared to take those decisions, and that is Theresa May.”Pressed by presenter Piers Morgan on why she did not answer the question, Ms Bradley replied: “Piers, we are here to talk about how the attack on Saturday, how we react to that attack, and how we make sure on Thursday that we have the right person elected to Downing Street so that we can deal with it.”The presenter accused Ms Bradley of not wanting to answer the question, to which she said: “Piers, we are here because on Thursday there is a General Election, and in that General Election there will be a very, very clear choice.” 9:13AMLondoners go back to work Gérard Collomb, the French interior minister, said he had spoken to Amber Rudd by telephone and assured her of even closer French co-operation “to support the inquiry and ward off any new attacks”.”The fight against Daech (Isil) is at the heart of cooperation between France and Britain,” he said.The pair would meet “in the coming weeks” to discuss “the concrete details of this cooperation”. Khuram Butt who appeared on a Channel 4 documentary about Islamic extremistsCredit: CHANNEL 4 A woman lays flowers at a pedestrian crossing on the south side of London Bridge James Badcock writes from Madrid:A Spaniard is feared to be among the victims of Saturday night’s terrorist attack after his friends say that he confronted a knife-wielding assailant and was not seen again.  Ignacio Echeverría, a 39-year-old resident of London, has not been traced by his family since he was on his way home after skating in a park with his friends when they saw one of the terrorists stabbing a woman near Borough Market.According to Europa Press, Mr Echeverría’s friends said that he confronted the assailant and the next time they saw him he was lying on the pavement. Since then, neither the family nor his friends have been able to contact him or find him in hospitals, despite having reported the situation to the Spanish consulate, the police, the hospitals in the area and HSBC, Mr Echeverría’s employer.Echeverría’s family said that he was probably not carrying any ID documents as he had been returning home from playing sport. They said he is around five feet, nine inches and was wearing jeans, black Vans shoes and a dark sweater. He has a scar above an eyebrow, close to the hairline.Mr Echeverría’s sister, who also lives in London, has been visiting local hospitals in search of her brother. 7:30AMSajid Javid: Muslims need to do more to tackle extremism  The brother of Manchester suicide bomber Salman Abedi has been released without charge by police.Ismail Abedi was arrested in Whalley Range, Manchester, on May 23, a day after the terror attack on Manchester Arena which killed 22 people including children.Ten men remain in custody in connection with the attack.Another eight people have been released without charge. NHS staff were working through the night to tend to victims of the terror attack 6:43PMButt was known to police Prime Minister Theresa May has just come out of the the latest emergency meeting of the government’s Cobra committee.She said the victims of the attacks came from “a number of nationalities”, adding: “This was an attack on London and the United Kingdom but it was also an attack on the free world.” London mayor Sadiq Khan, speaking at a vigil in Potters Field Park beside City Hall in central London, said that the city’s message to terrorists is “We will defeat you, you will not win.” He told thousands of people who gathered to hold a minute’s silence for the victims of Saturday night’s atrocity that “London stands in defiance” against the “cowardly” and “barbaric” attack. This man believes one of the London Bridge attackers was his neighbour: 7:32AMCement blocks protect the pavement in Westminster “We would like to send our condolences to the relatives and loved ones of all the people who lost their lives.”Our thoughts are also with them at this time.”We would like to thank all the services who did their utmost to protect the people of London”.Ms McMullan condemned the terrorists who she thinks took her brother’s life.She said: “Their hatred is the refuge of small-minded individuals “His friends want everyone to know what a generous and caring friend he was”No words can ever match his essence”There will only ever be one James, nowhere else will you find so much humour and unique personality and someone who puts his friends above everyone “He was an inspiration”. Police on the A13Credit:@BatemanLDN/Twitter  Mr Bateman said the bangs that followed were not as loud but sounded “the equivalent” of gunshots.He said he thought it was more like a business address than a property where people live.Officers were standing guard in front of the property, which is on a busy road. Theresa May must withdraw the state visit. This is a man insulting our national values at a time of introspection and mourning.— Tim Farron (@timfarron) June 5, 2017 These three kitchen staff at a tapas restaurant in Borough High Street were among the heroes on Saturday night, writes Camilla Turner. British Transport Police also warned people that they may notice an increased police presence following the attacks, with armed officers manning mainline rail stations across London and the south east.  Khuram Butt who appeared on a Channel 4 documentary about Islamic extremists Echeverría, who lives in London, had apparently been skateboarding in a park with friends when he stopped to help a woman who had been injured in the atrocity.His sister Isabel, an account operations manager with WEX Virtual Payments who also lives in London, has launched a social media appeal for help in tracking him down. Mr Rowley said there had been no intelligence to suggest Butt was planning a terrorist act and no evidence that he had committed any terrorist offences.He said that as a result Butt – who wore an Arsenal football shirt when he carried out his deadly attack – had been “prioritised in the lower echelons of our investigative work”.His admission came as it emerged that Butt had links to the radical preacher Anjem Choudary, former leader of the banned Al-Muhajiroun group, and was with him the day after the murder of Fusilier Lee Rigby in Woolwich, south London in 2013. Sara Zelenak has been missing since the London Bridge terror attackCredit: Whitehall source tells @nicholaswatt Trump state visit to UK has been in “pretty long grass, and getting longer” #Newsnight— Ian Katz (@iankatz1000) June 5, 2017 James McMullan Named as missing after London Bridge attack 4:42AMCorbyn attacks May’s ‘political speech’ Prado in middle, Marquesi on right. Another kitchen staff member on leftCredit:Camilla Turner Thuraisingam Thusyanthan, who lives opposite the house, said he was woken up up by a noise like a “bomb blast” at about 4.30am.He said police told him to stay in his house, adding: “I looked out the window. I saw armed police. They went inside the house.” More on this morning’s raids in Dagenham.Police vans were parked outside a property on the A13 in Dagenham in east London. New security measures on Westminster bridgeCredit: Paul Grover for the Telegraph Ignacio Echeverría, a 39-year-old who lives in London 1:52PMSadiq Khan says London does not get enough police finding The suspected terrorist had previously worked for London transport operator Transport for London (TfL) and a branch of fast food chain KFC, neighbours said.A relative also told how he had previously tried to go to Syria to fight jihad but had been talked out of it by his family as his wife was pregnant at the time.As part of a year-long undercover documentary that aired last January, he was filmed attending one event alongside Mohammed Shamsuddin, who has warned that “Sharia is coming to the UK” and that the black flag of Islam will fly over Downing Street.Shamsuddin said that his views were “moulded” by the hate preacher Omar Bakri – the Tottenham Ayatollah – who is now in jail in Lebanon for supporting terrorism. Shamsuddin was arrested on terror charges in 2014 on suspicion of encouraging terrorism and being a member of al-Muhajiroun, an extreme radical Islamist organisation that openly supported al–Qaeda, sent men out to fight in Syria and was said to have influenced the murderers of Drummer Lee Rigby.Read more here. “The embassy and the consulate are in permanent contact with the family and with the British authorities and are giving them all the help they can,” a spokesman for Spain’s foreign ministry said.“But there is still no news for the moment.” 6:17PMKhuram Butt: the ringleader of the London Bridge terror attack This morning residents heard gunshots at 4.15am as Officers stormed the addresses in Barking and Newham.They have confirmed that a “number” of arrests have been made.According to police, searches continue at both addresses. 7:00AMSpanish Red Cross put out plea for missing person One of terrorists carried an Irish identity cardFamilies appeal for loved ones still missingScotland Yard says it knows attackers’ identitiesSadiq Khan says Trump’s state visit to UK should be cancelledCorbyn criticises Theresa May over police cutsEverything we know about the attackHow the London terror attack unfoldedWho are the suspects behind the attack?Who were the London attack victims?The ringleader of the London Bridge terror attack was so open about his extremist views that he appeared in a fly-on-the-wall documentary entitled The Jihadis Next Door, it emerged on Monday.Khuram Butt, 27, a British national who was born in Pakistan, was filmed praying in front of an Isil flag in London’s Regent’s Park as part of a controversial Channel 4 programme that was broadcast in January last year.By the time the documentary went out, the father of two had already been under investigation by the police and MI5 for six months. London does not receive the “right level of funding” for policing, the city’s mayor has claimed, as the Met Police Commissioner called for more resources in the wake of the London Bridge attack. 6:50AM’Last night in London my baby brother lost the love of his life’:  Family and friends of first victim speak out The sister of Tyler Ferguson, Chrissy Archibald’s fiance, has written a heartbreaking account of what happened.She said: “I can’t breath. You hear these things so often but it doesn’t seem real. Last night in London my baby brother lost the love of his life on the London bridge.”In a split second his entire life was ripped away from him. Hearing his painful sobs on the phone while he’s alone trying to deal with this tears me apart. I have no words. If you know Tyler, please be there for him now, and later when what happened sinks in, he’s going to need us all.” Police search an address in Barking The crowds applauded as he spoke of his Muslim faith, saying: “You do not commit these disgusting acts in my name. Your perverse ideology has nothing to do with the values of Islam.” He thanked the “brave Londoners” who risked their lives to save others. “You are the best of us,” he said.  A police officer stands next to a person detained after a property was raided in Newham, east LondonCredit:REUTERS/Neill Halllast_img read more

Hiver difficile pour HTC à la fin 2011

first_imgHiver difficile pour HTC à la fin 2011Selon les derniers chiffres révélés, le dernier trimestre de l’année 2011 aura été décevant en termes de revenus pour la firme spécialisée dans les smartphones.Si le Taïwanais s’est fait un nom à l’internationale grâce à ses mobiles Android de plus en plus performants, la concurrence s’est vite manifestée pour venir troubler les résultats très positifs de HTC. Après un bon été, HTC a ainsi affronté des mois plus difficiles durant l’hiver.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?En effet, des chiffres dévoilés par le site engadget.com révèlent que ce dernier trimestre 2011 a été pénible pour la firme, avec des revenus moindres par rapport à toute l’année 2011. Au cours des trois derniers mois de 2011, ceux-ci se sont élevés à 101,42 milliards de dollars taïwanais (moins de 3,5 dollars américains) alors que le troisième trimestre affichait 135,82 milliards. Néanmoins, sur les ventes annuelles, HTC a connu en 2011 une hausse de 67,09% par rapport à 2010, avec 465,79 milliards de dollars taïwanais contre 278,76. Cependant, les profits de HTC ont baissé de 11,88% ce qui laisse prédire à l’entreprise un premier trimestre 2012 aussi rude que la fin d’année précédente. Les prochains modèles du taïwanais, à l’approche du printemps, parviendront peut-être à réchauffer les revenus de l’entreprise.Le 7 février 2012 à 14:15 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Communities trained to recycle waste into useful materials

first_imgBy Kebba JeffangConcern Universal-The Gambia has launched a Waste Innovation Centre in Brikama, West Coast Region (WCR) on Saturday, 15th August, 2015 to train local people on recycling waste into useful materials.Speaking, Mr. Tony Jonsen, Country Director-Concern Universal, said the area council asked them for support in this area. He said they lamented the huge waste products that are generated on a daily basis due to the populous nature of the region. He said in reaction to that appeal, his NGO felt the necessity of the call and they decided to give their support.However, he said due to issues of financial resources and expertise they could not come to their aid until now. He noted that recycling waste products such as nylon bags requires expertise and fortunately the Waste Aid in the UK will be providing an expert to train the local people such as the women.“We have been helping people particularly women and poor people in the Gambia. Now that many women are well trained, it becomes a source of employment for them because they can go and collect plastic bags and saw-dust and turn them into charcoal,” said the Country Rep.He noted that the responsibility of maintaining the initiative is a duty of all and assured that there will be a replication in the other regions if WCR has registered success.Mr. Mike Webster, the West Aid-UK Consultant and the trainer, said it has been a tense responsibility to see the initiative through but added that it is successful. He noted for the past five months, he has been teaching his trainees on how to turn the waste products such as fish wastes into fertilizer and plastic bags, mango and saw dust into charcoal which, he said, is currently hitting the market.“These are the ways in which waste can turn to wealth. It is an entrepreneurial work for many people,” said Waste Management expert.Mr. Malang Saibo Sanneh, Chairman of Brikama Area Council (BAC), for his part, described the gesture as important. He said it is the mandate of the Council to provide and protect the environmental health of its people, adding that recycling of waste into something good is meaningful.“This Council has lots of people with many activities on a daily basis creating an increasing waste generation. Some areas of the council particularly, fish landing communities generate more waste products. Clinical wastes are also on the increase but with this initiative, the waste will be contained easily,” said the BAC Chairman.Mr. Salimina Jobe, NEA official, said the initiative would not only create employment for local women and the youth but will importantly contribute positively towards climate change. He said it will reduce dependency on tree cutting for charcoal and there will be no burning of certain products that can have effect in the climate system. He said it will also increase waste collection which can ensure a clean environment.Kadijatou Sowe of Women Initiative-The Gambia (WIG) also spoke. ]]>last_img read more

Wijnaldum Liverpool are not focusing on title battle

first_imgLiverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum insists they are focusing on themselves and not on Manchester City’s results ahead of tonight’s game at WolvesAfter 17 games, Jurgen Klopp’s side remains unbeaten with a one-point advantage over City at the top of the Premier League.But Wijnaldum, who impressed in last Sunday’s 3-1 win against Manchester United, says Liverpool are only keeping focus on themselves.And the Dutchman expects a stern challenge from Wolves, who defeated Chelsea 2-1 earlier this month at home.“This season we didn’t think about getting close to City,” Wijnaldum told the club website.divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“When we were in the future situations [playing after them], or in this case to go four points ahead.“We don’t really think about that, we just want to play the game and try to win the game and then we will see what will happen at the end of the week. We just have to make sure we win our game, that’s the only thing we have to do.“I think Wolves have shown already against the ‘big’ teams that they are a good playing side, especially at home, so it’s going to be a really, really tough game.“We know we have to be 100 per cent concentrated to win that game.”A win tonight at Molineux will move Liverpool four points clear over City, who face Crystal Palace on Saturday.last_img read more

Vancouver Farmers Market closed this weekend

first_imgThe Vancouver Farmers Market has decided to close the market for the weekend of September 28th, 2013. The Market prides itself on being open rain or shine to its customers, but with forecasted winds from 15-20 MPH and gusts up to 40 MPH it is only prudent for the safety of the customers and vendors that we shut down for this weekend. Under heavy wind conditions, tents become very unstable and may blow into the market causing injury to customers and damaging vendor products. Our first priority is customer and vendors safety and we want to make sure we have taken every step possible to ensure that. The Vancouver Farmers Market will continue its season next Saturday from 9:00 – 3:00 and Sunday from 10:00 – 3:00 and will remain open through the final weekend in October. More information can be found at www.vancouverfarmersmarket.com or by emailing info@vancouverfarmersmarket.com. For up to the minute information refer to the markets facebook page at www.facebook.com/vancouverfarmersmarketlast_img read more

Denying health insurance for genetic disorders violates rights of policyholder says Delhi

first_imgMedical insurance for people with genetic disordersCreative Commons.In a landmark move that will benefit insurance claimants with genetic diseases, the Delhi High Court on Monday ruled that insurance companies cannot discriminate against people with such ailments. The court also observed that such practices violate people’s rights. Excluding people with genetic disorders from obtaining health insurance or denying their claims is ”discriminatory” and contrary to public policy, Justice Pratibha M Singh observed while delivering a verdict in favor of one Jai Prakash Tayal against United India Assurance Company, reported the Times of India. United India Assurance Company had refused the insurance claim of Tayal, who was suffering from Hypertrophic Obstructive Cardiomyopathy. The company denied the claim by saying his condition was genetic, and as per his health insurance policy, no sum is payable for genetic diseases.The high court noticed observed that the exclusionary clause of “genetic disorders” in the insurance policy was violative of Article 14 (equality before the law) of the Constitution of India. Ruling in favor of Tayal, the court observed that the right to avail the health insurance is an integral part of the Right to Healthcare and Right to Health, as recognized in Article 21 of the Constitution. It also observed that discrimination in health insurance based on a genetic disorder is unconstitutional, reported Bar and Bench.The court felt that there was a need for a framework that would prevent genetic discrimination and would dictate how genetic data is collected and preserved, and also how it is kept confidential.”Insurance companies are free to structure their contracts based on reasonable and intelligible factors which should not be arbitrary and in any case cannot be exclusionary,” the court observed. The court also asked the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) to scrutinize the exclusionary clauses in insurance policies. This would be to make sure that insurance firms do not reject claims on the basis of genetic disorders, the Bar and Bench report said.last_img read more

Dhaka demands climate compensation in Berlin conference

first_imgBerlin Climate and Security Conference held on Wednesday, 5 June 2019. Photo: UNBState minister for foreign affairs Shahriar Alam has asked for climate justice that needs to be established and demanded compensation and adequate financial and other assistance for adaptation measures.He called for more concrete global coordination and insisted that the developed countries and the countries responsible for producing huge amount of greenhouse gases must triple their nationally determined commitments (NDCc) if they want to limit the rise of global temperature below two degree centigrade and preferably up to 1.5 degree centigrade, reports UNB.Atthe Berlin Climate and Security Conference held on Wednesday, Alam mentioned that for the persons displaced due to climate change, migration and relocation are options to consider, according to the foreign ministry.The conference discussed the existential threat to human civilisation as a whole due to ever worsening climate change and the grave danger it presents to the physical and political security of different countries and even individuals.To deal with climate change related displacement, Alam called for new binding legal instrument as the existing instruments are not adequate and are mostly voluntary.The state minister described the grave threat of climate change to Bangladesh and explained how, if continued in the same fashion, this will cause extreme devastation to every sector of Bangladesh endangering all the achievements.Alam mentioned the actions and strategy under the leadership of prime minister Sheikh Hasina to fight the adverse impacts of the climate change.He said that Bangladesh and similar countries contributed nothing to the issue of climate change but they were the worst victims due to irresponsible activities of some developed and other states.He also mentioned the Rohingya crisis and compared it with global climate change calamity as both of them produce similar devastation.As there were proposals from other participants to refer the climate change and the security nexus to the Security Council of UN, the state minister called for considering the issue necessarily as a development concern which should be covered by all organs and agencies of UN.He demanded true implementation of the Paris Agreement, 2030 Development Agenda (SDGs) and the Sendai Framework and continuation of existing facilities for LDCs after graduation as effective measures to fight climate change.This annual conference was organised by the German Federal Foreign Office, independent German think tanks Adelphi and Potsdam Institute of Climate Research, and the German foreign ministry project ‘Climate Diplomacy’.President of Nauru, deputy prime minister of Belgium, foreign and state ministers of Germany, Sweden, Ghana, Maldives, Malta, Palau, UK, Cote d’Ivoire, Afghanistan, former US secretary of state John Kerry, Filippo Grandi, UN High Commissioner for Refugees, foreign secretaries of different countries and scores of high officials and academicians from several leading think tanks of Europe participated in this year’s conference.last_img read more

Project Alias Smart Home Parasite Is the AntiAlexa

first_imgStay on target Another CES has just passed us by and so we we have another chance to look at trends in consumer electronics. And while this isn’t precisely a new trend, people sure do seem totally onboard with talking to their technology. Loads of products advertise themselves by hyping up their integration with digital assistants like Alexa and Google Home. We all just can’t wait to live in our connected, smart home, Internet of Things future.But at what cost! These connected devices are owned by tech giants like Google and Amazon that have proven time and time again they won’t let our privacy get in the way of their profits. Jeff Bezos can’t even keep his sexts secrets, do you really want his devices constantly listening you just to make changing the blinds or using a mirror a little easier?Fortunately, there’s now a way to enjoy the benefits of voice assistants without making yourself vulnerable to corporate whims. Project Alias is a tech “parasite” for pacifying your smart speakers.The brainchild of designer Bjørn Karmann, Project Alias is a little mushroom-looking thing you plop on top of a product like an Alexa. That resemblance to fungus is intentional as the device was inspired by parasitic fungi that hijack hosts for their own ends. But instead of a Last of Us situation where the parasite causes a zombie outbreak, this parasite makes smart assistant much more secure.Basically, Project Alias produces a white noise that prevents the speaker from constantly, passively listening to you. Project Alias then uses its own microphone and Raspberry Pi brain to listen for your voice and control the assistant whenever you choose to activate it. Once you’re done, it’s back to the white noise. You might as well be silent as far as the assistant knows. Project Alias even responds to custom names and learns your voice over time to help make sure you never accidentally let your devices listen in when you don’t want them to.Making smart assistants less invasive in this era of rampant surveillance technology is a public good, frankly. And thankfully Karmann seems to feel the same way as you can freely download the 3D printing building instructions and GitHub code for Project Alias to theoretically make one yourself. That way, you can also make sure this new smart assistant isn’t just stopping one device from snooping on you so it can then snoop on you instead. Next can we make something that kicks Amazon out of Queens?For more on messing with voice assistants check out these whisper hacks for Alexa and Siri and learn how an ultrasound firewall can protect your devices from audio attacks. Geek Pick: Abode iota Is an All-In-One Security KitGeek Pick: Geeni Spot Smart Wi-Fi Plug Is a Superb Socket last_img read more

5 smart resolutions for the New Year

first_img1. Save more, spend less (and pay bills on time) A no-brainer really, but easy to say and tough to do. Check your past spends and work out how much you want to save each month. Allocate part of your income automatically so you’re not tempted to use the money elsewhere. This could be in an auto-sweep fixed deposit, a SIP in a mutual fund or a transfer to another bank account. Use a money management app to track your spends, create a budget and get reminders to make your bill payments on time. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf2. Clear high-interest debtDo you have several credit cards that are maxed out to the available credit limit, and are you paying only the minimum due each month? If so, you are headed for financial disaster. If you have multiple credit cards, give them up and keep a maximum of two, with the highest credit limit. Avoid any fresh spends on your cards till dues are cleared. List all your debts, from highest to lowest, and clear them in that order.3. Health is wealth – insure it Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveBeing healthy and fit is the best gift to yourself and your family and dependents. Cut down on wasteful spending and eating/drinking, make actual use of that gym membership, get a complete health check-up done and make it a yearly habit.Set aside money each month for an emergency fund worth 6-8 months of living expenses to see you and family through any medical emergency. Regardless of whether you are single or have a family, get a life and health insurance policy so that you/your next of kin don’t suffer financially if something happens to you. 4. Documentation and nominationSounds boring, but it is a good idea to ensure your spouse/family is aware of your finances – not just investments and insurance, but also debts. Likewise, while opening a bank/demat/mutual fund account, not many pay attention to adding a nominee – or in case of a life insurance policy, updating beneficiary from parents to spouse. Documentation can be further split into financial/debt, health/life and legal (if applicable). Ensure it is easily accessible to next of kin in case something happens to you, so they are spared the running around and unnecessary paperwork.5. Remember to have funWorking 9 to 6 daily, five (or six) days a week can take a toll of your health and personal life. Make a conscious effort to set aside time for your family and friends. Plan mini-breaks every quarter and a full-fledged vacation once a year.Do something that makes you happy, take up a new hobby, travel somewhere you’ve never been before – all these will help you refocus and realign your goals and priorities.ianslast_img read more

Still loving literature at 98 years old

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite 98-year-old Valerie Salmond is one of the strongest women at Juana Maria Old Age Home.Valerie was born near Windsburg in the Free State. She has four children, her eldest being 71 years old. She moved to Ladysmith in 1944 and together with her family were dairy farmers in Ladysmith.One day she was busy on the farm when her dog got hold of her ID documents and ate them up.She went to the Ladysmith Magistrate’s Court to sort it out and that’s when she met her husband, David Salmond. She says it was love at first sight.Valerie has always enjoyed walking, and was seen every afternoon walking with family and friends. She is also an avid reader and despite her age still devours literature to this day.Even in her old age, Valerie reads all the books lying on her bedside table.When she was younger, she was in a gardening club in Ladysmith, taking pride in having a beautiful garden at her home.Her husband sadly passed away in 1989. “My children are my life and I love them with all my heart.”Mrs Salmond is one of the many friendly faces at Juana Maria Old Age Home; together with the friendly staff at the home, they are one big happy family!DID YOU KNOW?Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter  why not join us there?last_img read more

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