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Head coach Misbah-ul-Haq changes diet and nutrition plans for Pakistan players

first_img Next Press Trust of India KarachiSeptember 16, 2019UPDATED: September 16, 2019 21:09 IST Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed faced criticism during World Cup 2019 over fitness issues in senior national team (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSNo heavy diet for players in Pakistan national camp and domestic tournamentsOnly barbecue items and pasta with lots of fruits in recommended menuMisbah was appointed as Pakistan head coach in September 2019Pakistan’s new head coach and chief selector Misbah-ul-Haq has changed the diet and nutrition plans for players in the domestic tournaments and in the national camp.Misbah has issued standing orders that no heavy diet would be available to the players during the domestic season and in the national camp as players have to attain peak fitness to make the national squad.”No more Biryani or oil rich red meat meals or sweet dishes for the players now,” said a member of a catering company managing the food plan for the players in a match of the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy.Misbah has issued orders that only barbecue items and pasta with lots of fruits should be on the menu for all teams in the domestic season while the same diet plan would be followed in the national camps.”Pakistani players are known to have a fondness for junk food and rich oily dishes when they are not playing for the national team but Misbah has told every player that a log book will be maintained on their fitness and diet plans and anyone found lacking would be shown the door,” a source, aware of the developments, said.Misbah, who played international cricket till the age of 43 and is still active as a player at 45, is seen as a role model for maintaining high fitness standards.Also Read | Pakistan ready to challenge other teams in World Test Championship: Sarfaraz AhmedAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Misbah-Ul-HaqFollow Pakistan cricket teamFollow Sarfaraz AhmedFollow Pakistan Head coach Misbah-ul-Haq changes diet and nutrition plans for Pakistan playersNewly-appointed head coach Misbah-ul-Haq has stressed that players will have to attain peak fitness to make the Pakistan national squad. He has issued standing orders that no heavy diet will be available to the players. advertisementlast_img read more

This day, that year: When Yuvraj Singh hit 6 sixes off Stuart Broad

first_img Next Indo-Asian News Service New DelhiSeptember 19, 2019UPDATED: September 19, 2019 12:34 IST Former Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh hit six sixes (@BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSThe drama began when the Men in Blue were on 171/3 at the end of the 18th over in their first inningsYuvraj smashed Andrew Flintoff for two fours in the 18th over, which infuriated the England bowlerIndia eventually went on became World T20 champions when they defeated arch-rivals Pakistan in a thrilling finalSeptember 19, 2007, a date which Indian cricket fans can never forget. It was on this very day back when former Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh set Kingsmead on fire hitting six sixes in an over bringing the world to its feet.In the first edition of the T20 World Cup in South Africa, India were in a tight spot as they had to beat England in their group game to keep their chances alive of making it to the semi-finals in Durban.The drama began when the Men in Blue were on 171/3 at the end of the 18th over in their first innings. With Yuvraj and then skipper M.S. Dhoni at the crease the duo was looking to finish off on a high by collecting as many runs in the death overs.Yuvraj smashed Andrew Flintoff for two fours in the 18th over, which infuriated the England bowler. The pair got involved in a big altercation which came to an end after the intervention from the on-field umpires.However, what the verbal altercation did was that it pumped up Yuvraj and it was Stuart Broad who bore the brunt of his onslaught in the very next over.In the 19th over of the innings, the left-handed batsman from Punjab made sure England paid the price for their over-aggressiveness and hit six maximums of consecutive deliveries from Broad.Was this your favourite Yuvraj innings? ICC (@ICC) September 19, 2019The first one went over deep mid-wicket, the next over backward square leg, the third one over wide long-off, then a swat over deep point to a full toss, the fifth one a hoick over square leg and finally a massive hit over wide long-on.advertisementIn the process, the Punjab-lad rocketed away to a 12-ball half-century and it was also the first time it happened in a T20I. It remains the fastest half-century till date in the shortest format of the game.The southpaw eventually finished on 58 (three 4s and seven 6s) in 16 balls as India amassed 218 for 4. In reply, England were restricted to 200/6 giving and conceded an 18-run defeat.India eventually went on became World T20 champions when they defeated arch-rivals Pakistan in a thrilling final on September 24 in Johannesburg.Also Read | Indian team ‘formidable but not unbeatable’: Temba BavumaAlso see:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byNitin Kumar Tags :Follow Yuvraj SinghFollow T20 world cup This day, that year: When Yuvraj Singh hit 6 sixes off Stuart BroadFormer Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh had smashed England pacer Stuart Broad for 6 sixes in an over in a virtual knockout match of the ICC T20 World Cup 2007 in South Africa.advertisementlast_img read more

Tories questioned on why they did not boot Beyak from caucus sooner

first_imgOTTAWA – The Conservative party is being asked why it failed to oust Senator Lynn Beyak (BAY’-ak) from its caucus sooner, despite repeated calls from Indigenous leaders.Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer issued a statement late Thursday saying Beyak no longer had a role in the caucus after she posted letters from supporters on her website, including one that Scheer called racist.Beyak could not be reached for comment following Scheer’s decision.Emails to Beyak’s office have gone unanswered and the voicemail box at her Senate office is full.Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett says the government finds it disappointing that Conservative leadership allowed Beyak to use her position to espouse her “ill-informed and offensive views” of history.Last year, Scheer was urged by a number of Indigenous leaders, including Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde, to remove Beyak from caucus following remarks she made that praised Canada’s residential schools.She told the Senate that schools where Indigenous children endured widespread sexual and physical abuse were not all bad.The N-D-P want Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to use his influence to get Beyak kicked out of the Senate.last_img read more

Another 2 million from Ottawa for Cape Bretons luxurious Cabot Links

INVERNESS, N.S. – Cape Breton’s famed Cabot Links golf resort has received a $2-million federal loan, bringing total government funding for the luxurious links to almost $17 million.The interest-free “repayable contribution” will go towards spa facilities, upscale culinary services and tennis courts at Cabot Cliffs at Broad Cove, the sibling golf course to Cabot Links, the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency said Friday.The latest loan will help the picturesque Inverness resort broaden its appeal for families, non-golfers and corporate groups, the agency said.It’s also part of an effort to attract more visitors to the remote resort and bolster tourism in the province, it said.“The expansion will strengthen Cabot’s international reputation as a luxury golf destination, bringing more visitors to Cape Breton,” the federal agency said in a news release.In all, Cabot Links has received $8.5 million in interest-free loans from Ottawa, while the Nova Scotia government has contributed an $8.25 million low-interest loan.A spokeswoman for Nova Scotia Business Inc. said Cabot Links “is in compliance with its terms and conditions” of the provincial loan, but did not say how much remains outstanding.ACOA recently said Cabot Links is on track to repay its loans.The financial support has sparked a polarizing economic development debate. Critics have said most of the jobs are seasonal, and question using public dollars to bankroll a private business catering to affluent golfers.ACOA said the new funding will create an additional 50 full-time positions, on top of the nearly 300 people currently working at the golf courses.The agency’s website gives the total new project cost as $9.5 million.Ben Cowan-Dewar, co-owner of Cabot Links, said the next phase of development “represents a major growth opportunity for our resort.”“Not only will this phase have a positive impact on our guests and their overall experience, but also, our surrounding community by way of creating more job opportunities in the area,” he said in a statement Friday.Critics from around North America have been agog since the Cape Breton golf courses opened, starting with Cabot Links in 2011 and Cabot Cliffs five years later.Inspired by venerable Scottish links, the courses of manicured turf, woven through dunes land, are located along the coast of the Gulf of St. Lawrence.In January, Cabot Cliffs was listed as No. 9 in Golf Digest’s World’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses list, and Cabot Links was ranked No. 43.“The celebrated golf courses at Cabot Links and Cabot Cliffs are part of a phenomenal performance for Cape Breton tourism operators drawing thousands of international visitors,” Cape Breton-Canso MP Rodger Cuzner said in a statement.“We will continue to make smart, strategic investments to ensure Canada’s tourism industry is truly world-class.”Meanwhile, the golf resort has been entangled in a court action involving a local activist seeking an injunction to block the development of high-end cottages in Inverness.Neal Livingston has said the property, owned by Cabot Links, has been historically used by the community and should be “dedicated for public use.”– By Brett Bundale in Halifax read more

UN says drought floods threaten food security in Sri Lanka

In May, the situation was exacerbated by the worst torrential rains in 14 years, which triggered floods and landslides in the country’s southwest, killing some 200 people and forcing many from their homes.But in drought-affected areas in the north, rains were not sufficient to replenish reservoirs, and the second 2017 rice paddy harvest is expected to be at least 24 percent lower than last year’s, said FAO official Cristina Coslet. Sri Lanka was hit by the worst drought in four decades last year, with poor rains continuing into 2017, causing many farmers to lose their crops and income, the agencies said. “The level of water in irrigation reservoirs is still well below the average,” she told the Thomson Reuters Foundation by phone.Some 225,000 households – or 900,000 people – face food insecurity, and have been forced to eat less and lower quality food, the report said.Unable to grow their own crops, many families have to buy food at local markets where prices have spiked due to the crisis, it said. A severe drought followed by floods has slashed agricultural production in Sri Lanka, leaving some 900,000 people facing food insecurity, the United Nations said, warning that without help the situation might further deteriorate.Production of rice, the country’s staple food, is forecast to drop almost 40 percent to 2.7 million tonnes in 2017, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and World Food Programme (WFP) said in a report on Thursday, according to Reuters. FAO and WFP said seeds, equipment, irrigation support, and cash assistance are urgently needed to help farmers in the next planting season starting in September, and to prevent conditions from deteriorating. Other crops including pulses, chillies and onion are also expected to take a blow, it said. “If (the planting season) fails the situation will worsen a lot for the families affected,” Coslet said. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Worlds human rights workers unite to face challenges UN official says

Bertrand Ramcharan was addressing the “Universal Forum of Cultures in Barcelona 2004” yesterday on the question “Agents in the global agenda: can they work together?””My answer to this question from the human rights perspective is that human rights actors are indeed working together across the globe for a common cause, namely, the universal realization of human rights and fundamental freedoms,” he said.When the UN General Assembly approved the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948, it called on every individual and all organs of society to teach and to learn with a view to achieving the universal observance of the Declaration’s precepts, Mr. Ramcharan said.The call has led to the development of a worldwide human rights movement working together for the promotion and protection of human rights, he said.The record of human rights enforcement across the world was uneven, however.”Unfortunately, gross violations are rampant across the world – and oppressive governments sometimes band together to defend one another. This is a distressing phenomenon. The international human rights movement, however, is not daunted by this. Rather, it gathers strength by working together to stand up and expose these tyrannical regimes,” he said.Forum Barcelona was hosting 5,400 children today. It launched its dozens of “dialogues” on Tuesday with King Juan Carlos of Spain speaking on “The Role of Europe in the World.” Other subjects to be investigated from May to September include globalization, sustainable development, cultural diversity, spirituality, freedom and peace.Among the speakers scheduled to appear at the 141-day Forum are Mikhail Gorbachev, participating in the Dialogues on Water, and such members of the Parliament of World Religions as the Dalai Lama, Iranian Nobel Peace Laureate Shirin Ebadi, Swiss theologian Hans Küng and South African Member of Parliament and winner of the Community of Christ International Peace Award Ela Gandhi. read more

After digital toymaker VTechs hack how to ensure your kids online safety

After digital toymaker VTech’s hack, how to ensure your kids’ online safety by Bree Fowler, The Associated Press Posted Dec 8, 2015 9:33 am MDT Last Updated Dec 8, 2015 at 10:20 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK, N.Y. – Parents around the world have been understandably shaken by the hacking of a VTech database containing information on the more than 6 million children who use the company’s toys.But what’s a parent to do? Internet-connected toys such as VTech’s tablets, which ask parents to create personalized profiles for their children, continue to grow in popularity and are expected on many holiday gift lifts this season.Meanwhile, children have larger digital footprints than ever before, often starting at birth with an announcement on Facebook or other social media.Here are some answers to common questions about VTech’s breach and how to protect your kids’ information online:____WHAT KIND OF INFORMATION DID HACKERS ACCESS IN THE VTECH BREACH?The attack compromised the profiles of 6.4 million kids around the world, along with the 4.9 million parent accounts that they were connected to.The parental accounts included names, email addresses, secret questions and answers for password retrieval, numeric Internet Protocol addresses, mailing addresses, download histories and encrypted passwords. But information in the children’s accounts was restricted to names, ages and genders, the Hong Kong-based company says.The breach didn’t expose any credit-card or other financial account information, as payments are handled by an outside company on a separate website.Some reports suggested that photos of children and chats between kids and their parents might also have been accessed, but VTech Holdings Ltd. says it’s still investigating and can’t confirm that yet.___WHY IS THIS A BIG DEAL?The worry is that even basic pieces of information could allow nefarious people to start building profiles of children, potentially setting them up for identity theft or worse down the road.David Dewey, director of research for Pindrop Security, says kids have no credit history and their parents generally aren’t checking their credit reports, making them easy targets.“Fraud could go undetected for years, till they try to open what they think is their first credit card account,” says Dewey, also a father to a pair of elementary school-aged girls.While the worst case scenario would be for the information to be used to kidnap a child, the scenario of a “virtual kidnapping” is more likely, he says.In that kind of situation, a person would call a parent and use the information they had about their child to convince them that they had kidnapped the child and demand a ransom. A voice recording would make such a scam much more convincing, Dewey says. Voice is something that some VTech devices collect, but it’s unclear if any got stolen in the breach.___IS IT SAFE TO ENTER INFORMATION ABOUT MY KIDS INTO TOYS LIKE THESE?Parents have become very accustomed to handing over personal information to companies in order to get a more personalized experience, whether they’re setting up a kid’s toy or signing up for Netflix. But there’s always a chance that the database where it’s stored could be hacked.Parents have to weigh the importance of the information they’re giving up against the benefits of having it collected.Mark Nunnikhoven, vice-president of cloud research for the IT security company Trend Micro, notes that when it comes to toys like VTech’s, there’s nothing stopping you from setting up your child’s account with a different name, fake picture and other false information. And most of the time, you can refuse to provide it all together.____WHAT ABOUT SOCIAL MEDIA?It’s not realistic to expect most parents to stop posting childhood milestones of Facebook. Social media is often the most efficient way to share pictures and videos with friends and family who live far away.But Nunnikhoven, also a father to two young kids, says it’s important that parents monitor their privacy settings and make sure that what their posting is only going to friends and family. Parents also should think twice before posting pictures of events like school outings and concerts where there are other children involved.And it’s generally a good idea to stay away from Twitter, which basically broadcasts your information to the entire world, he says.____WHAT ABOUT TWEENS AND TEENS WITH THEIR OWN ACCOUNTS? IS IT EVEN POSSIBLE TO CONTROL THEM?Add this to the long list of things that make parenting hard.Dewey, who doesn’t have a Facebook account because of security worries, tells his daughters to question whether the world really needs to know what they’re about to say online before they say it.Nunnikhoven says that like any other tough issue you talk about with your kids, the important thing is to keep talking about it.“Not only are the children changing faster than we would like, so is the technology,” he says. “As a parent, you need to stay on top of those things.”____Follow Bree Fowler at . Her work can be found at read more

War crimes committed by all parties in battle for Aleppo – UNmandated

The battle late last year for control over Syria’s war-ravaged Aleppo was a stage of unrelenting violence, with civilians on both sides falling victim to war crimes committed by all parties, read a report issued today by the United Nations-mandated Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Syria.The report documents brutal tactics employed by the parties to the conflict in the country as they engaged in the decisive battle for the once iconic city between July and December 2016, resulting in unparalleled suffering for Syrian men, women and children. “The violence in Aleppo documented in our report should focus the international community on the continued, cynical disregard for the laws of war by the warring parties in Syria,” said Paulo Pinheiro, the Chair of the three-member Commission, which was mandated by the UN Human Rights Council.“The deliberate targeting of civilians has resulted in the immense loss of human life, including hundreds of children,” he added.The report notes that the siege-like tactics employed by pro-Government forces in eastern Aleppo last year trapped civilians without adequate food or medical supplies, and that between July and December, Syrian and Russian forces carried out daily air strikes, claiming hundreds of lives and reducing hospitals, schools and markets to rubble. VIDEO: New UN-mandated Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Syria report says that the brutal tactics used by parties to the conflict in Aleppo late 2016 resulted in unparalleled suffering for the Syrian people and amount to war crimes.It adds that Syrian forces also used chlorine bombs – a chemical agent prohibited under international law – in residential areas, resulting in hundreds of civilian casualties. The Commission also notes that it received reports of use of cluster munitions in densely populated areas.Furthermore, by late December, when pro-Government forces on the ground took control over eastern Aleppo, no functioning hospitals remained. The intentional targeting of these medical facilities amounted to war crimes, the Commission concludes. Attack on UN/Syrian Arab Red Crescent humanitarian convoyIn the course of its investigations, the Commission also examined an attack on a UN/Syrian Arab Red Crescent humanitarian convoy in Orum al-Kubra in Aleppo’s countryside by the Syrian Air Force. The attack killed 14 aid workers, destroyed 17 trucks carrying aid supplies, and led to the suspension of all humanitarian aid in the country.RELATED: UN officials condemn attacks against aid convoy and warehouse in rural Aleppo“Under no circumstances can humanitarian aid workers be targeted,” underscored Commissioner Carla del Ponte, adding: “A deliberate attack against them such as the one that took place in Orum al-Kubra amounts to war crimes and those responsible must be held accountable for their actions.”Indiscriminate attacks by armed groups Further in the report, the Commission also notes that armed groups indiscriminately shelled civilian-inhabited areas of western Aleppo with improvised weapons, such as rocket-assisted munitions and mortars, resulting in extensive civilian casualties. A number of these attacks were carried out without a clear military target and had no other purpose than to terrorise the civilian population.RELATED: UN envoy on Syria ‘shocked’ and ‘appalled’ by indiscriminate rocket attack on western AleppoThe report also states that in some districts, armed groups shot at civilians to prevent them from leaving, effectively using them as human shields. Chairperson of the Independent Commission of Inquiry on Syria Paulo Pinheiro (right) and Carla del Ponte, Member of the Commission, at a briefing on its special inquiry into events in Aleppo. UN Photo/Violaine Martin It also notes that pro-Government forces on the ground, composed mostly of Syrian and foreign militias, executed hors de combat fighters and perceived opposition supporters, including family members of fighters. Forced displacement of civiliansThe 37-page document reveals that the eastern Aleppo evacuation agreement forced thousands of civilians – despite a lack of military necessity or deference to the choice of affected individuals – to move to Government-controlled western Aleppo whilst others were taken to Idlib where they are once more living under bombardments.“Some of these agreements amount to forced displacement. It is imperative that the parties refrain from similar future agreements and provide the conditions for the safe return of those who wish to go back to their homes in eastern Aleppo”, said Commissioner Karen AbuZayd.The Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Syria was established by the UN Human Rights Council to investigate and record all violations of international law since March 2011. The report is based on 291 interviews, including with residents of Aleppo, and the review of satellite imagery, photographs, videos and medical records. It is scheduled to be presented to current session of the Council on 14 March during an interactive dialogue. read more

Duchess of Cambridge to take solo trip to Luxembourg

first_imgThe Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall embark on their own tour of European countries tomorrowCredit:Rex The Duchess of Cambridge is to make a solo trip to Luxembourg this year, to join the commemoration of the Treaty of London.The Duchess, who last year visited the Netherlands on her first overseas engagement without her husband, will travel to Luxembourg on a one-day tour on May 11. It is the next stage in what has been dubbed the Royals “Brexit tour” of Europe, which will see them visit Paris, Romania, Italy, Austria, Germany and Poland in the first half of the year.  The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive for a diner at the British Embassy in Paris The Duchess’ first solo trip to Holland A spokesman for Kensington Palace said: “The Duchess of Cambridge will visit Luxembourg on the 11th of May and will attend the commemoration of the 1867 Treaty of London which confirmed Luxembourg’s independence and neutrality. “This visit is at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.” The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall embark on their own tour of European countries tomorrow The Duchess, along with the Duke, visited Paris earlier this month in what was seen by many as a show of “soft power” even as Britain begins to extricate itself from the European Union.Called a “charm offensive” by the French press, it saw them undertake a number of engagements to meet politicians and launch a programme celebrating the two nations as “neighbours”.  The Duchess' first solo trip to Holland The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive for a diner at the British Embassy in Paris In a speech there, the Duke said: ” This deep friendship between the United Kingdom and France, forged in sweat and blood, is one that will endure.”This partnership will continue despite Britain’s recent decision to leave the European Union. The depth of our friendship and the breadth of our cooperation will not change.” 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.last_img read more

Column Will we forget Malala as weve forgotten other young victims

first_imgLast week, Malala Yousafzai was shot in the head by the Taliban for campaigning for the right to an education. The attack shocked the world and there is even a campaign for her to be considered for a Nobel Peace Prize. Yousafzai is now in Britain receiving specialist care for her injuries. Dr Ekaterina Yahyaoui writes:DO YOU KNOW who Iqbal Masih is? And do you know who Malala Yousafzai is? I believe the majority of you would say no to the first question and wonder why they should know this name. The majority of readers will know the story about Malala, a 14-year-old girl from Pakistan shot by the Taliban last week for her activism for girls’ right to education.However, both cases are very similar in many regards. Iqbal, like Malala, comes from Pakistan. Iqbal’s name became known in western countries when he was a ten-year-old boy. You know about Malala because she started talking about girls’ rights to education and her diary was published on the BBC Urdu blog when she was eleven.  The attempt was made to assassinate Malala when she was fourteen. An attempt to assassinate Iqbal was made when he was twelve.And this attempt was successful. Iqbal died at the age of twelve. We all hope that Malala will survive, but why did I recall Iqbal when I heard about Malala’s case?Iqbal never had a chance to go to a school. He came from a very poor family which sold him into the carpet industry when he was four.  Together with other children, he spent days working very fine looms on hand-made carpets in slave-like conditions. For instance, children were undernourished so that they would not grow and have small fine fingers required for making good quality fine carpets. Once Iqbal managed to escape he was able to mobilise public opinion not only in Pakistan, but most importantly in the West, including the USA. Malala’s activism also goes beyond Pakistani borders and reportedly she made appeals to the West and the USA.Child activismMany children were set free as a result of Iqbal’s activism. They were able to go to school. Iqbal became famous and the carpet industry became less profitable. The circumstances surrounding his killing are less clear than the Taliban’s assassination attempt of Malala, but reports that the carpet industry needed to continue selling their carpet to wealthy western countries may have played a part.The parallels between the case of Iqbal and of Malala are numerous. But there are also many differences. Malala grew up in a loving and carrying environment with a supportive father. To some extent Malala’s cause is also the cause of her father who is a director of a girls’ school. Some would also say that the notable difference between the two cases is that Iqbal was denied education and exploited by some private unscrupulous persons, while Malala’s battle is directed against an ideology, or even religion.I believe it is a mistake to regard both cases as being qualitatively distinct in this regard. In both cases children rise against a system, a powerful system, which denies them education and future. A system so attracted by power, control and money that it is ready to kill those who dare to defy it.Never forgetWhile the English Wikipedia page about Iqbal starts by presenting him as a Christian boy from Pakistan, nowhere on the English Wikipedia page about Malala is it mentioned that she is a Muslim girl. However, I believe for the success of the girls’ education in Pakistan and many similar places it is important not to forget  that she is a Muslim girl and that she and her father fight for girls education not despite Islam but because they also believe that Islam supports female education. The 2009 documentary film about Malala, Class Dismissed, shows her praying. When girls including Malala speak about their right to education in this film, they often use religious Islamic language to support their arguments. The Taliban’s recourse to Islam is just a propagandist and ideological device.I hope that the mobilisation behind Malala will help us to remember that, according to the UNESCO Institute of Statistics in 2010, 61 million children of primary school age and another 71 million children of lower secondary school age are out of school for different causes. The commitment and enthusiasm is so important, that border controls, visa regimes and other mechanisms established to separate our part of the world from “theirs” disappear.Returning to my parallels between both cases, I hope that Malala’s struggle and suffering will not be forgotten with her physical or mental death. If she survives and successfully recovers, I believe she will be able to continue her struggle and mobilise opinion. The danger of forgetting her – as we forgot Iqbal – is real. The need of all children for education is too.Malala and Iqbal’s cases demonstrate that despite religious, political, cultural and other differences people from all over the world can be united behind certain very valuable causes.A 2009 documentary by Adam B. Ellick profiled Malala Yousafzai. (Via YouTube/TheNewYorkTimes)Ekaterina Yahyaoui Krivenko is a Lecturer in Human Rights at the Irish Centre for Human Rights of the NUI Galway. She is a specialist in women’s rights and Islam. A list of her publications can be accessed here.last_img read more

Google Street View couvre les JO en scooter des neiges découvrez les

first_imgGoogle Street View couvre les JO en scooter des neiges, découvrez les imagesVancouver, Canada – Après avoir parcouru les rues et les endroits inaccessibles de nos villes en voiture ou en tricycle, Google Street View s’attaque aux pistes de ski, avec un scooter des neiges conçu pour permettre aux internautes de découvrir les pistes où se déroulent actuellement les Jeux Olympiques d’hiver de 2010, comme s’ils y étaient. Le Google snowmobile a été spécialement conçu pour les JO de Vancouver par Daniel Ratner, ingénieur mécanique en chef pour la firme de Mountain View. Équipé d’une caméra à 360° et d’un équipement GPS, il devait capturer sous tous les angles les pistes de Whistler, village proche de Vancouver hébergeant aujourd’hui une partie des installations olympiques. À lire aussiVague de froid : 10 astuces pour lutter efficacement contre la baisse des températuresCette initiative de Google s’explique par un désir de mener Street View “au niveau supérieur” afin de permettre aux internautes d’être au plus proche de l’action. M. Ratner explique : “Nous avons fait de notre mieux pour capturer les plus belles images, et les rendre accessibles à tous à travers le monde. Une façon d’expérimenter ce que ça fait d’être là-haut, sur les pistes où se trouvent maintenant les athlètes.”Découvrir le scooter des neiges Google Street View en images : 15 février 2010 à 13:01 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Salah reveals the secrets to his outstanding form

first_imgLiverpool’s Mohamed Salah has shared that good nutrition and an “easy life” are the key elements behind his breakthrough seasonThe Egypt international was at his best, once more, for Liverpool as they defeated his former club AS Roma 5-2 at Anfield on Tuesday night for the first leg of their semi-final tie in the Champions League, with Salah bagging a brace of goals and assists.But the 25-year-old has now revealed how that good nutrition and his prior footballing experiences have played a key role in his life.“Nutrition is so important, it’s part of the game,” Salah told CNN (via Daily Mail).“It has helped with my recovery, allowed me to sleep better and helped my body adapt quickly.“My nutritionist says that because I don’t have any fat on my body, I can eat what I want. I also don’t drink so it’s fine.“When I go back to Egypt, I call my friend from the airport to buy kushari for us to eat in the car. I pull my hoodie over my head, jump into the car and then I’m eating it straight away.”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…The kushari dish is made of rice, macaroni, and lentils, but it doesn’t appear to have had any negative effect on Salah with the Egyptian having now scored a total of 43 goals this season.But Salah, who has now scored more goals than any other player in Europe this season, insists that he has an “easy life”.“If you talk only about Egypt, we are 100 million,’ he continued. ‘I have to be natural and not doing anything fake, not lying on social media, in interviews and life.“This is my life, it’s an easy life. It’s not complicated. I have nothing much to do during the day but it’s a responsibility in the end.“You have to take it easy and carry on. I’m not nervous about that,’ he adds. ‘It’s also a little bit difficult because you don’t have the freedom to make mistakes or something wrong.“That’s pressure but when you’ve been under pressure for many years you can deal with it. It’s fine.’last_img read more

1 hurt in Everglades airboat collision

first_imgWEST BROWARD, FLA. (WSVN) – One person was hurt after an airboat collision in the Everglades.Rescue crews responded to the scene of two airboats that collided along Alligator Alley, near mile marker 40, Tuesday afternoon.The victim was transported to a nearby hospital to be treated for a minor facial injury.Officials said she was conscious and breathing during transport.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

State Lawmakers Aim to Make Georgia More Friendly to the Military

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR Democrats in the Georgia House are considering legislation to ease the burden on military families as well as help the state attract and retain military veterans.To find out what issues are most important to military families and retirees, state lawmakers are holding a series of forums at many of Georgia’s defense communities. On Tuesday, three House Democrats hosted a roundtable discussion in Augusta, home of Fort Gordon, reported the Augusta Chronicle.One outstanding concern is that the state doesn’t use data identifiers for military kids when tracking educational outcomes. State Rep. Gloria Frazier said she had a difficult time tracking credits when she had two daughters in grade school.“Everybody has a different system, but this will truly help out our children” Frazier said.The Democratic caucus also is concerned it is losing military retirees to surrounding states. State Rep. Earnest Smith said the caucus plans to introduce a measure exempting military pensions from state income tax.“Every morning, many of those residents [from other states] come in to Georgia to work, and every evening there’s a sucking sound as they leave the state of Georgia,” Smith said. “Those states are very good at providing a good fiscal cushion for these military retirees.”Georgia is home to 10 military installations, 105,000 active-duty personnel and more than 750,000 veterans.last_img read more

Music in Alaska

first_img31st Athabascan Fiddle Festival, old-time music and a sober good time from Alaska Dispatch on Vimeo.Listen Now:HOST: Zachariah HughesGUESTS: Zakiya McCummings, Reporter, The Anchorage Press On this week’s Alaska Edition, host, Zachariah Hughes sits down with three reporters to talk all about music in Alaska. What’s new? What’s happening across the state? And what’s changing? Steve Heimel, Former Reporter, Alaska Public Mediacenter_img KSKA (FM 91.1) BROADCAST: Friday, May 27, at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, May 28, at 6:00 p.m.Alaska Public Television BROADCAST: Friday, May 27, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, May 28, at 6:00 p.m. Tara Young, Videographer, Alaska Dispatch Newslast_img

Report Melting of Arctic sea ice taking heavy toll on marine species

first_imgScreen capture of a video produced by the Arctic Council’s Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna working group shows a polar bear raiding the cliff nests of murres. (Image courtesy CAFF/Arctic Council)The latest research shows that diminishing Arctic sea ice caused by climate change is forcing some species to travel further to find food or look for alternative food sources.Listen now“Polar bears are even showing up on murre colonies. Now, these are cliff-nesting birds,” Kathy Kuletz said. She’s a bird researcher with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, referring to one notable example.Kuletz’s research is part of a new report on Arctic marine biodiversity published by the Arctic Council in conjunction with their ministerial meeting in Fairbanks May 10-11. It describes how melting of the Arctic sea ice also is forcing marine species to shift their ranges further north. It also notes that increasing numbers of southern species are moving into Arctic waters, and it describes an increasing frequency in contagious diseases like avian cholera.In a video version of the report produced by the Arctic Council, Haakon Hop of the Norwegian Polar Institute said the rapid reduction of thicker multi-year and second-year ice is having a dramatic impact on the Arctic sea ice ecosystem.“Things are happening very fast. I don’t think most people realize how fast climate warming is affecting Arctic sea ice and the sea ice ecosystem,” Hop said. “I never thought I would see it in my quite short lifetime as a researcher. But I think I will see an ice-free Arctic Ocean before I’m done with my research career.”Reduction in sea ice means changes for beluga whale migration. It also creates problems for harp seals, bearded seals and ringed seals when they have their pups or try to raise them. Walrus will haul out on shore rather than on sea ice, increasing calf mortality from possible stampedes and forcing adults to travel further to find food.Kit Kovacs of the Norwegian Polar Institute remembers how the sea ice around the Svalbard Archipelago is dramatically different from just 12 years ago.“Just suddenly, unpredicted, unprecedented collapse in sea ice,” Kovacs said. “And, it really hasn’t recovered.”The absence of sea ice has affected how scientists observe or survey various species.“We’re seeing profound changes, many of which are quite difficult to document because the traditional tools available to us like flying surveys at molting to count seals on sea ice are obviously no longer possible without sea ice,” Kovacs said.Kovacs said they’re observing behavioral changes. Seals, for example, have to travel further to find food, dive deeper and for a longer period of time, and are resting less.“All of which means, of course, it costs much more to get the food that you require,” Kovacs said. “That will eventually have reproductive consequences and growth consequences for these animals. You see that kind of phenomenon in many different species right now.”Polar bears usually hunt seals on the sea ice.But Kathy Kuletz of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said polar bears have been observed foraging for food by going after ground-nesting common eiders or cliff-nesting murres.“When the bears show up, they disturb the birds, the birds fly off,” Kuletz said. “That not only means that the bears are going after the chicks and eggs that they can get on the cliffs, but when the adult birds leave, because they’ve been startled by the bear, the other predators like gulls will come in and attack the eggs and chicks. It’s not just what the bears eat, but the disruption in the colony, as well.”Connie Lovejoy of Quebec’s Université Laval said they can no longer take data from a particular event and extrapolate to the entire Arctic. For example, higher ocean temperatures may prompt an increase in small, warm water plankton called copepods in one region of the Arctic and an increase of fattier, cold water copepods on the opposite side of the Arctic.“My big worry is really that by simplifying the system and not having enough data, those nuances, those small differences regionally, they’re lost,” Lovejoy said. “If you want to have local communities able to exploit their resources in the Arctic, they actually need to have a more accurate picture of what the future of their region is going to look like because there is no one Arctic.”While some countries continuously monitor certain species, other countries may only do research that coincides with specific, short-term projects.The 200-page report on Arctic marine biodiversity was produced by the Arctic Council’s Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna working group. It incorporates the work of 60 scientists from around the world, including three researchers from the University of Alaska Fairbanks.last_img read more

Captain Michael or Clement Michael Which among the two should be the

first_imgIt may be recalled that there were rumours earlier that the flick would be titled Verithanam, but a source from the film unit had stated that there was no truth in the reports. Thalapathy 63 is a sports drama which is expected to highlight the problems faced by football sports in cricket-crazy India. How Michael (Vijay) fights all the odds to ensure his team’s victory in a tournament forms the crux of the story.G Gnanasambandam, who plays the role of Nayanthara’s father in the film, says that the craze around football among Tamil youths would increase manifold after it sees the light of the day.Indhuja, Jackie Shroff, Yogi Babu and many others are part of the cast. Vijay in Simtaangaran song from his Sarkar.PR HandoutAtlee’s previous two movies with Vijay were titled Theri and Mersal, both the names were Tamil slangs. For his third film with the actor, people have been expecting him to choose the title on similar lines, but the director seems to have chosen a simple name which is apt for the content.The latest rumours claim that the makers have zeroed in on two names – Captain Michael and Clement Michael. It will be named after Vijay’s character in the film, presently referred to as Thalapathy 63.Vijay plays the role of a football coach and shortly called as CM, say rumours. Both the names gets mentioned in the movie at different times. So, the two names have been chosen although the makers are yet to finalise one title among the two.Which of the two do you like the most? Vote Have your say in the pollCaptain Michael or Clement Michael: Which one do you like the most? 1. Captain Michael 54.05% 2. None of the Above 24.32% 3. Clement Michael 21.62%last_img read more

Michelle Obama Joins YouTubes Book Panel Discussion Special

first_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Michelle Obama’s “Becoming” was first released Nov. 13, 2018, by Penguin Random House’s Crown Publishing, and is being published in 44 languages around the world. The book was a No. 1 New York Times bestseller after one week of sales, and to date has sold more than 5.9 million units in all formats and editions in the U.S. and Canada.Separately, Barack and Michelle Obama have established a production company, Higher Ground Productions, which has a multiyear development deal with Netflix. On Tuesday, Higher Ground named Priya Swaminathan, formerly with Annapurna, and Tonia Davis, who hails from Chernin Entertainment, as co-heads of the venture.The “BookTube” special featuring Michelle Obama comes from the YouTube Originals group, led by global head of original content Susanne Daniels.Last fall, YouTube switched up its strategy on original productions to what it calls “Single Slate,” under which it will make all of its originals available on a free, ad-supported basis — signaling a move toward projects with broad, mainstream appeal rather than those built around YouTube personalities. In many cases, YouTube will window series and movies to premiere first on the YouTube Premium subscription service before making them available for free. YouTube has tapped Michelle Obama to headline an original special, “BookTube,” slated to debut next month during Women’s History Month.The former First Lady will discuss her bestselling memoir “Becoming” with a panel of YouTubers.  John Green — best-selling author of books including “The Fault in Our Stars” and co-founder of YouTube channels vlogbrothers and Crash Course — will moderate the discussion. Along with Michelle Obama, the special will feature a panel of YouTube creators including Jouelzy, Ariel Bissett, Kat O’Keeffe, Jesse George and Franchesca Ramsey.YouTube plans to release the original special in March, to be available for free, with an exact date yet to be determined. “BookTube” will comprise seven short-form “chapters,” each under 10 minutes, based on the questions from the YouTube creators for Michelle Obama.center_img Popular on Variety last_img read more

53 of women in India physically inactive

first_imgWhile men and women in India are largely physically inactive, women were found to burn less calories than their male counterparts, finds a survey of over one million Indians.The survey – “Physical activity levels of Indians” showed that 53 per cent of Indian women are “inactive” and burn less than 50 per cent of calories that a person should burn through physical activity, daily, as against 44 per cent of men. The average calorie burn budget of Indian men is 476 calories per day vs. women’s 374 calories per day, out of which men burn 55 per cent (262) while women burn just 44 per cent (165). Also Read – Add new books to your shelfOver 30 per cent men are “active”, burning more than 80 per cent of their calories, and only 24 per cent women are “active” and 22 per cent “mildly active”. “It is a matter of grave concern that almost half of all Indians are inactive and burn less than even 50 per cent of their calorie budget. Inactivity and unhealthy food habits can lead to several lifestyle diseases like obesity, hypertension, diabetes and high cholesterol,” says an expert in the field. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive”From our experience, we are already witnessing an increase of such cases amongst people as early as in their 30s.” Everyday physical activity and good eating habits can play a crucial role in avoiding and even reversing such diseases. It is time that we start taking ‘working out’ more seriously.Further, the survey found that Tier 1 cities continue to be more active than Tier 2 cities, burning 407 calories in a day versus 371 in Tier 2. Bengaluru, Gurugram and Noida were found as the most fitness conscious, while Kolkata, Jaipur, Lucknow and Ahmedabad were the least active cities.last_img read more

VIDEO New footage of LaVar Ball playing basketball raises further doubts he

first_imgLaVar Ball once claimed he could beat Michael Jordan and LeBron James in a game of one-on-one, but a viral video of him actively sucking it up in an old rec league game got him laughed at by everyone with an internet connection. Now there’s some new footage, albeit brief, of LaVar showing off his “game” in a parking lot one-on-one duel with Lonzo’s manager Darren Moore, and it’s not pretty either. In the short clip, LaVar does actually make a deep jumper, but he also flips up a weak, awkward post up that will give you a laugh. If he has trouble taking down Darren Moore, it’s tough to see him handing his Airness an L.last_img

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