Anu Vaidyanathan pens memoir on triathlons, training

first_imgNew Delhi, Jul 8 (PTI) Triathlete Anu Vaidyanathan, the first Indian to compete in the Ironman and the first Asian to complete Ultraman Canada triathlon says as a woman training in India poses its own unique challenges.The 34-year-old says she used to not get up later than 4 am to train lest she fell prey to eveteasing and often had to dress up in a sack to avoid attention after a workout.”I would get up very early and be on the road. People would comment and I had to dress up in a sack, covering my self fully to become invisible,” she says.Triathlon is an arduous sport involving swimming, cycling and running and Vaidyanathan became the first Asian to compete in the Ultraman Canada, a race comprising a 10 kilometre swim, a 420 kilometre bike ride and an 84.4 kilometre run.She backed this up with the Ironman Canada, three weeks later, becoming the only athlete to do so in the history of the race.Fondly known as Anu, the sportsperson has compiled anecdotes from her eventful life in the form of a memoir that was recently launched here.Peppered with self-deprecatory humour, the book titled Anywhere But Home: Adventures in Endurance (Harper Collins) talks about how Vaidyanathan stumbled upon triathlon and the various challenges that she had to face as a woman to continue to stay in the sport.On one such occasion, the athlete turned writer describes how a national level swim coach had thought her to be too old for swimming at the age of 23 and advised her to tie the knot and settle down.advertisement”When I was 23 years old, a national level swimming coach said that I am too old for the sport and that I should leave it and marry a nice guy,” she says.She says she has faced extra challenges in training, such as the absence of a womens restroom in Bengalurus Kanteerva Stadium. One account she recounts being heckled by men while biking on roads and even chased by dogs during her early morning runs. MORE PTI DPB TRS ANS DKlast_img read more

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Mohammed Siraj, Shahbaz Nadeem give India A control in 1st unofficial Test vs West Indies A

first_imgIndia A seized momentum in the unofficial first Test against the West Indies A with pacer Mohammed Siraj and spinner Shahbaz Nadeem reducing the hosts to 126 for five on the opening day, here on Wednesday.After winning the ODI series 4-1, India A extended their domination of the hosts to the Tests after they opted to bat at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium.Siraj sent back both the openers — Jeremy Solozano (9) and Montcin Hodge (16) — in a confident start for India while his pace colleague Shivam Dube saw the back of rival skipper Shamarh Brooks (12).Brooks was caught by wicket-keeper Wriddhiman Saha, who is playing his first competitive match after a long injury lay-off. Saha is also part of senior Indian Test squad, which will play a two-match series next month.Left-arm spinner Nadeem then swung into action to further tilt it in India’s favour as he cleaned up the middle order.Nadeem first dismissed Roston Chase (25), who was caught by Saha, and then clean bowled Jahmar Hamilton (16).The hosts were reeling at 97 for five at that time but Rahkeem Cornwall (15 batting) and Jermaine Blackwood (29 batting) took the side past 100-run mark without more damage.They have already added 29 runs for the sixth wicket but have almost one-and-a-half session to defy the Indian bowlers on the opening day of the four-day match.Brief ScoresWest Indies A: 126 for five in 40 overs. (J Blackwood 29 batting, Roston Chase 25; M Siraj 2/43, S Nadeem 2/37).Also Read | Virat Kohli’s Team India to have shirt sponsors: Byju’s to replace OppoAlso See:advertisementlast_img read more

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Kane hat-trick guides Spurs to easy win

first_imgAPOEL 0 Tottenham 3: Kane hits hat-trick in Cyprus stroll Rob Lancaster Last updated 2 years ago 04:38 27/9/2017 Harry Kane scoring_cropped Clive Rose/Getty Images England striker Harry Kane scored a perfect hat-trick – his sixth treble in the calendar year – as Tottenham beat APOEL. Harry Kane continued his red-hot form in front of goal with a hat-trick as an understrength Tottenham recorded a 3-0 win away at APOEL on Tuesday.The in-form England international’s treble – his ninth for the club overall and sixth in 2017 – took his tally to 11 for club and country in September, an astonishing run after struggling through a dry August.Kane predictably provided the finish after being set through by Toby Alderweireld in the 39th minute to break the deadlock in the Group H fixture in Cyprus. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina 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. Moussa Sissoko assisted the second after the break, although the striker still had plenty to do when receiving a cut-back pass on the edge of the area, before a Kieran Trippier cross allowed Kane to head home another in the 67th minute.Despite being without suspended duo Dele Alli and Jan Vertonghen, as well as Christian Eriksen – left at home due to illness – and the injured Mousa Dembele, the Premier League club found a way to record just a third away win in their last 12 European outings.6 – With his three goals against APOEL Nicosia, Harry Kane has now scored six hat-tricks in 2017. Ridiculous.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) September 26, 2017Mauricio Pochettino’s patched-up XI dominated possession but found their hosts a tough nut to crack until the ever-reliable Kane scored in the 39th minute.APOEL came close on three occasions to breaking the deadlock in the first half, starting with Igor de Camargo rattling the bar with a firm, left-footed drive that left Hugo Lloris rooted to the spot.Centre-back Carlao was then guilty of sending a free header from a corner wide of the right post, while Lloris narrowly escaped the embarrassment of seeing his attempted clearance hit team-mate Davinson Sanchez and roll into an unguarded net after he’d ventured out of his area to deal with the danger.The reprieve at one end was quickly followed by Tottenham’s opening goal at the other.After the visitors had endlessly knocked the ball around without penetrating, Alderweireld produced a flat pass into the right channel to release Kane. Having breached a broken offside trap and, with just goalkeeper Boy Waterman to beat, he coolly slotted the chance home with his left foot.His second arrived after an extended spell of APOEL pressure; Sissoko cleverly picked out his team-mate with a pass from the right and, despite being pressurised by defenders, Kane controlled the ball instantly before striking a right-footed shot into the bottom corner.The frontman completed the perfect hat-trick when timing his run into the penalty area to meet Trippier’s teasing centre, the resulting header giving Waterman no chance.The perfect hat-trick from @HKane!Left footRight footHeader #OneOfOurOwn pic.twitter.com/FCFVJIEjKp— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) September 26, 2017Pochettino was able to take Tottenham’s goalscoring hero off with 15 minutes to play, safe in the knowledge they would make it two wins from two in the Champions League ahead of back-to-back meetings with Real Madrid. Key Opta Facts:- Harry Kane has now scored 34 goals in 30 competitive appearances for Tottenham in 2017.- Kane has now scored against 46 different opponents during his club career and versus 36 different teams for Tottenham in all competitions.- The England striker scored in his fourth successive Champions League appearance – only the second English player to do this in the competition after Steven Gerrard (five in a row).- Kane is the seventh different English player to score a Champions League hat-trick (after Andrew Cole, Mike Newell, Michael Owen, Wayne Rooney, Alan Shearer and Danny Welbeck).- Tottenham have won their opening two games of a Champions League campaign for the first time ever.- Spurs have netted six goals in the Champions League this season from just eight shots on target.- APOEL have never kept a clean sheet at home in the Champions League group stages (10 games).  read morelast_img read more

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Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot makes registration of FIRs mandatory

first_img Rohit Parihar JaipurMarch 5, 2019UPDATED: March 5, 2019 23:40 IST Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot. (Photo: PTI)Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has ordered mandatory registration of FIRs for any cognizable offence.Gehlot chaired a meeting of the state home department and said a complainant, whose FIR has been declined, would be free to lodge a complaint against non-registration of complaint (FIR) on the portal.The concerned station house officer (SHO) would have to answer that within a time bound frame.Ashok Gehlot said this would result in increase in number of FIRs. It is well known that police often turn down registration of the FIRs to keep crime figures low, but Gehlot insisted that an FIR cannot be rejected unless there is a concrete reason to do so.”However, we do feel that more FIRs means more requirement of investigations and, we have decided to have more manpower for which new appointments will be made,” he said.Accordingly, as a priority, all promotions of head constable to Inspector will be done within this financial year, he added.Besides, a thousand sub inspectors and will be appointed directly. Eleven thousand vacancies of constables will be filled.Constables and head constables will be allowed to investigate smaller offences to reduce load on ASIs, SIs and Inspectors.Gehlot doubled the police sports fund to Rs two crore. He also announced recruitments of 40 thousand volunteers from registered unemployed who will work for two years to publicise and coordinate implementation of government policies.Read | Rajasthan: Ashok Gehlot inaugurates Jaipur’s 2nd government medical college and hospitalAlso Read | People believe PM Modi can do anything to win elections: Ashok GehlotadvertisementFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byKoustav Das Tags :Follow Ashok Gehlot Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot makes registration of FIRs mandatoryGehlot chaired a meeting of the state home department and said a complainant, whose FIR has been declined, would be free to lodge a complaint against non-registration of complaint (FIR) on the portal.advertisementlast_img read more

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Great American Canyon Band’s Gorgeous Debut, Only You Remain

first_img 16 Best Action Movies on Netflix Right Now The Best Fun Socks for Men to Spruce Up Your Footwear Game 10 Destination-Worthy Food Halls Throughout the U.S. The Absolute Worst Movies to Watch with a Date Last fall the Baltimore-based Great American Canyon Band released their Crash EP through Six Degrees Records. The band has developed a following in its home town, with local radio station WTMD describing Great American Canyon Band as “an essential Baltimore band.” Now, a few short months after the release of their EP, they are back with their debut LP, Only You Remain, a gorgeous combination of dream pop and Americana.Though Great American Canyon Band tours as a four-piece, it is led by husband and wife, Paul and Kris Masson. The couple wrote, recorded, and produced Only You Remain in their home in Baltimore. Listening to the album, it comes as a surprise to know that it was recorded in a home rather than in a studio. Only You Remain sounds like it was produced in a studio rather than a bedroom.The band has found its musical niche in combining folk and Americana with elements of shoegaze and dream pop. Songs like “Crash” and “Only You Remain,’ find something of the Old West in their sound while incorporating dreamy melodies and Phil Spector-esque “Wall of Sound” production.Great American Canyon Band’s Only You Remain is out now on Six Degrees Records and available for purchase on Amazon, iTunes, and Six Degrees’ online store. The Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Now Editors’ Recommendations last_img read more

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New Crown Attorney in Dartmouth

first_imgJames Giacomantonio has been appointed a Crown attorney in the Dartmouth office of the Public Prosecution Service. The appointment was announced today, June 23, by Martin Herschorn, director of Public Prosecutions. “Mr. Giacomantonio’s experience and enthusiasm will be a valuable addition to our team of Crown attorneys,” said Mr. Herschorn. A native of Halifax, Mr. Giacomantonio graduated from Acadia University in 2001 with a bachelor of science. He later graduated from Dalhousie law school in 2008. Mr. Giacomantonio articled with McInnes Cooper in Halifax for a year, including a one-month secondment to the Public Prosecution Service. He later worked as a per diem Crown attorney in Antigonish, Port Hawkesbury, Sydney and Dartmouth for several months before joining the Sydney office of the Public Prosecution Service in February for an eight-month term. Mr. Giacomantonio volunteered with Dalhousie Legal Aid and at the University of King’s College as a student don and with debating and public discussion groups. He was also student editor of the Dalhousie law journal.last_img read more

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PM says time to recognize antiblack racism exists work to ensure equality

first_imgGATINEAU, Que. – Justin Trudeau says it’s time Canadians acknowledged that racism and unconscious bias against black people exist in this country.And the prime minister says it’s time to take action to ensure equal opportunity and treatment of the more than one million black Canadians, including doing more to recruit and elect black members of Parliament.Trudeau made the comments in a short speech at a reception marking Black History Month.Two weeks ago, Trudeau announced that Canada is officially recognizing the United Nations’ International Decade for People of African Descent, which emphasizes the need for research and data collection to better understand the challenges facing the black communities around the globe.Trudeau says advocacy groups for black Canadians have complained about the over-representation of black individuals in prisons and about insufficient support for those with mental health issues.And he says his government is committed to working with the black community to make progress on those and other challenges facing black Canadians.“It’s time we recognize that anti-black racism and unconscious bias does exist,” Trudeau told the reception Monday.“It’s time we hear — and believe — the stories of men and women who have been judged by the colour of their skin. It’s time we take action to ensure equal opportunity and equal treatment of black Canadians in our schools and our places of work.”Moreover, he said it’s time the House of Commons — “the heart of our democracy” — looked more like the composition of Canadian society, with more black MPs.“For too many people, anti-black racism, discrimination and inequality are part of their daily lives. This is unacceptable. Canada can and must do better,” Trudeau said.The reception included songs, poetry and the unveiling of the latest two additions to the series of stamps Canada Post has produced to honour the achievements of black Canadians.One of the new stamps features former Ontario lieutenant governor Lincoln Alexander, the first black Canadian to be elected to the House of Commons, appointed to the federal cabinet and named to a viceregal position.The other features Kay Livingstone, the late activist who founded the Canadian Negro Women’s Association in the 1950s and the Congress of Black Women of Canada in 1975. In 2011, she was named a person of national historic significance by the federal government.last_img read more

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Former Veterans Affairs minister Greg Thompson dies at 72 after life of

first_imgFREDERICTON — New Brunswick politician Greg Thompson, who served in both the provincial and federal cabinets — including time as minister of Veterans Affairs — has died at the age of 72. Thompson was first elected as a member of Parliament in 1988 and later re-elected in 1997, 2000, 2006 and 2008.He served as minister of Veterans Affairs and regional minister for New Brunswick under former prime minister Stephen Harper.In the mid-1990s Thompson was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin Lymphoma but battled the illness.In 2018 he entered provincial politics and was elected as the member of the riding of Saint Croix, then named minister of intergovernmental affairs.In a statement, Premier Blaine Higgs says Thompson’s life was anchored in service to others and the love of his family.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Quebec Ombudsman releases report on education system in Nunavik

first_imgDanielle RochetteAPTN NewsAfter a number of complaints from the public, Quebec’s ombudsman looked into the education system in Nunavik.The recently released report included 14 recommendations.The main message from the ombudsman was for the province to offer more support to the Kativik school board.drochette@aptn.ca@danfromestlast_img

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President issues gazette for Parliament to meet on Friday

A gazette notification has been issued by President Maithripala Sirisena for Parliament to meet on Friday to be informed of the decision taken to declare disposing garbage an essential service.The President instructed the issuance of the special gazette notification last week to declare garbage disposal as an essential service. Accordingly a gazette was issued under the Public Security Act Clause NO 16 declaring garbage disposal by any authority of the Public Administration is an essential service. Secretary General of Parliament Dhammika Dasanayake, in a letter to all Parliamentarians, said that Parliament will meet at 9.30 a.m. on Friday in order to communicate Parliament that an Essential Service Order has been declared by the President by virtue of the powers vested in him under Section 2(3) of Public Security Ordinance (Chapter 40) read with Article 70(1) of the Constitution. (Colombo Gazette) read more

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UN tsunami envoy Clinton outlines fourstep rebuilding programme

“We must do all we can to assure that the voices of the most vulnerable are heard,” Mr. Clinton, appointed to his new mission by Secretary-General Kofi Annan in January, wrote in an opinion piece in The New York Times.“Will women survivors be involved in the design and execution of the recovery process? Will their property rights be protected? Will the Dalits (also known as the “untouchables”) of India be discriminated against?” he asked.“Will the disaster usher in a new chapter in the peace process in Sri Lanka and Aceh [in Indonesia, where separatists have been waging a decades-old war], thereby making it easier for aid to be distributed and reconstruction to take place wherever it’s needed?”The three other steps are:A joint action plant detailing precisely who will do what, where and when to avoid duplication and ensure efficient use of resources, including precisely detailed missions for financing, building, financing and operating a tsunami early warning system.Restoration of lost livelihoods, financing new economic activities, diversifying affected economies with small loans for new ventures and rehabilitating tourism throughout the whole region, especially in the Maldives where the disaster inflicted losses in excess of 60 per cent of the annual gross domestic product.A proper response to the housing shortage, with survivors in Aceh and Sri Lanka needing 300,000 homes and 2,000 schools, while at the same time safeguarding the environment deforestation caused by unrestricted logging. “Thanks to the generosity of millions of people, we will have the resources to meet these daunting challenges,” Mr. Clinton said, noting the UN World Food Programme (WFP) is feeding more than 700,000 people daily and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is providing for the regions large needs for water and sanitation.Mr. Clinton recalled that on his latest visit to the region last month a camp leader, a woman who had lost nine of her 10 children, introduced him to a mother who asked him to name her two-day old boy. He suggested “new beginning” which in Indonesian is the same as “Dawn,” a boy’s name.“I think a lot about that little boy, and our obligation to give him a new dawn,” Mr. Clinton wrote, stressing that all involved in the vast recovery effort, from UN agencies to national governments, from charitable groups like the Red Cross and Catholic Relief Services to hundreds of other non-governmental organizations, must be treated as equal partners in the planning process.“We can do it together,” he concluded. read more

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Suppliers gear up to challenge Target Canadas intercompany debt claims

by David Friend, The Canadian Press Posted Mar 5, 2015 10:11 am MDT Suppliers gear up to challenge Target Canada’s intercompany debt claims AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email A Canadian flag flies on the car of a customer’s car parked in front of a Target store in in Guelph, Ont. on March 5, 2013. Suppliers of Target Canada are gearing up for a battle over a $1.9-billion claim from the insolvent retailer that could determine how much is paid out to a long list of creditors. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Dave Chidley TORONTO – Suppliers of Target Canada are gearing up for a battle over a $1.9-billion claim from the insolvent retailer that could determine how much is paid out to a long list of creditors.Court filings show that Target Canada says it owes an “early termination payment” to Target Canada Property LLC, the property management company it established to hold the retailer’s real estate assets.The claim makes a wing of Target Canada the largest creditor in its own proceedings. Suppliers are worried that could eat up all the $400 million they claim to be owed in the insolvency.“We absolutely intend to challenge the $1.9-billion claim,” Lou Brzezinski, a partner at Blaney McMurtry, told reporters on Thursday after the latest court proceedings in the wind down of Target Canada.Brzezinski, who represents five suppliers who say they’re owed about $10 million, explained to the court that his clients are concerned about the lack of information in Target’s claim, pointing out that financial details provided in court documents have been mostly redacted.Justice Geoffrey Morawetz of the Ontario Superior Court agreed more details should be provided to creditors, and that the court-appointed monitor needs to engage in a “vigorous and thorough” review of the windup.“This has to be a very full, transparent process not run by Target Canada,” Morawetz said.He added “creditors have to be satisfied” that claims made by Target’s former property company have gone through a vetting process.The relationship between Target Canada and its suppliers, a variety of companies that provided goods and services to the retailer, have been strained over the past few months. Some claim Target Corp. may have benefited from the timing of the decision to exit Canada.Target Corp., the parent company headquartered in Minneapolis, Mn., announced in January that it would shutter its 133 stores across the country after determining it would take years to turn a profit.The decision set into motion court proceedings that have, so far, overseen the liquidation of its stores, and will also determine what happens to outstanding property leases and money owed to creditors.On Thursday, Morawetz approved the sale of 11 Target Canada leases to landlords Oxford Properties Corp. and Ivanhoe Cambridge.Follow @dj_friend on Twitter. read more

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As winter hits displaced Iraqis UN appeals for boost in humanitarian funding

In a joint press statement issued today, the UN and the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) appealed for an “urgent” boost of $152.2 million to help provide food and shelter as well as health assistance to those that have fled the ongoing conflict in the country. Over the past several months, Iraq has been convulsed by increasing instability amid an ongoing offensive by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), leading people to seek shelter in unfinished buildings, informal settlements, or overwhelmed public structures, as well as in the open air.As people continue to flee the violence in the country, an estimated 946,000 Iraqis have sought sanctuary in Kurdistan since January, increasing the demands on the KRG and the UN’s country presence. As a result, both have responded with the jointly-supported Immediate Response Plan II (IRP2), covering the period of 15 November 2014 to 31 March 2015 and placing particular focus on shelter, food, water and sanitation, health education and comprehensive IDP registration, especially as the cold winter months set in. “The winter months are particularly worrisome,” said Jacqueline Badcock, the Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Iraq. “It’s cold and the worse is yet to come. It’s critical we step up our efforts.” read more

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Man arrested in connection with two murders in Northern Ireland

first_imgA 32-YEAR-old man has been arrested by detectives from the PSNI Serious Crime Branch investigating the murders of two men in Northern Ireland.Gavin Brett (18) was killed on 29 July 2001 and 30-year-old Gary Thomas Moore was murdered 06 December 2000.The man was arrested in England this morning by PSNI officers assisted by officers from West Midlands Police.He is currently being questioned at a police station in England.last_img

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UPDATE Cyprus to create solidarity fund

first_imgUpdated 12.48amBANKS IN CYPRUS remain closed today as political leaders scramble to find a bailout plan that will be acceptable for parliament.The European Central Bank has imposed a deadline on the country’s Central Bank, stating it will pull its emergency liquidity assistance on Monday, 25 March.Such help will only be considered after that date if an EU/IMF programme is in place that would “ensure the solvency of the concerned banks”, the ECB said in a statement this morning.Reports from Cyprus this morning suggest the government has decided to set up an Investment Solidarity Fund in a bid to secure the required €5.8 billion to unlock the €10 billion EU rescue package.The original rescue plan was rejected because of a controversial tax on bank savings.“Following a proposal by the President of the Republic there was a consensus reached and a unanimous decision was taken for the establishment of an Investment Solidarity Fund. The proposal is currently undergoing legal and technical processing by the Law Office of the Republic,” spokesman Christos Stylianides said in a written statement.It is understood that the bank levy was not discussed by officials today.According to the official CNA news agency, President Nicos Anastasiades tabled ‘Plan B’ at 7.30am (Irish time) and a vote is expected later this evening.Anastasiades has warned that a decision must be made today.The president chaired a cabinet meeting last night, and held a conversation with his French counterpart Francois Hollande. The Cyprus leader asked for Paris’s support as the nation attempts to overcome its economic crisis.It is understood the new deal could include some form of Russian assistance. Minister of Finance Michalis Sarris remains in Moscow today as he continues to explore the possibility of Kremlin participation in any bailout.CNA, citing a reliable source, believes working groups were set up between the two sides yesterday and discussions continued into the early hours of this morning.Banks will not re-open in Cyprus this week to avoid a run on deposits. The bank holidays were called “on grounds of public interest in order to ensure financial stability”.Despite fears, markets acted benignly this morning and the euro remained steady in Asia. The National Australia Bank said that fears of contagion had eased “for now”.-Additional reporting by AFPRead: Cyprus president demands bailout decision on Thursdaylast_img read more

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Victoria Police issue warning about use of Easter fireworks

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Police will be on alert this long weekend to identify and prevent the use of illegal fireworks as part of Easter celebrations.One tradition within the Greek community in particular involves the lighting of fireworks at Easter Saturday midnight mass. Leading Senior Constable Liz Sidiropoulos said the use of fireworks during Easter celebrations wouldn’t be tolerated by police.“We respect the right of people to practice their faith, but the use of fireworks is heavily discouraged,” LSC Sidiropoulos said. “We know the use of fireworks can result in serious injury and even death. “Over the years we have received reports of serious burns and critical injuries at Greek churches in Melbourne. “Fireworks are considered explosives under the Dangerous Goods Act and heavy penalties apply.”The fine for those caught using fireworks is approximately $15,000.Anyone who witnesses this illegal behaviour should contact their local police immediately. Information about the sale or use of illegal fireworks can be reported to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or by submitting a confidential crime report to www.crimestoppersvic.com.au.last_img read more

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Les magasins Franprix bientôt alimentés par des péniches

first_imgLes magasins Franprix bientôt alimentés par des pénichesL’enseigne de distribution Franprix prévoit d’acheminer des denrées alimentaires jusqu’à ses supermarchés par l’intermédiaire de péniches qui sillonneront la Seine dès septembre. Une initiative qui a pour but de décongestionner le trafic routier.Adieu camions, bonjour péniches ! L’enseigne de distribution Franprix a décidé de changer la façon dont sont approvisionnés certains de ses magasins parisiens. A partir du mois de septembre, 80 de ses magasins ne recevront donc plus les denrées alimentaires par la route mais par la Seine, enfin presque. En effet, les conteneurs devront être acheminés par barge, au départ du port de Bonneuil-sur-Marne (Val-de-Marne) jusqu’au port de la Bourdonnais dans le VIIe arrondissement de Paris, soit un trajet de 20 kilomètres sur le fleuve parisien, rapporte l’AFP. Puis des camions de livraison permettront à la marchandise d’être acheminée jusqu’aux supermarchés.À lire aussiÉpisode de pollution ce vendredi à Paris, avant les orages de ce week-endMais si ce système parait surprenant, il ne date évidemment pas d’hier et était utilisé jusqu’à ce que les trains et le transport routier ne prennent le relais.  “Cet acheminement des marchandises alimentaires dans Paris via la Seine, préparé depuis deux ans, va constituer une première depuis le Moyen-Age” commente ainsi Hervé Daudin, directeur général marchandises et flux du groupe Casino qui va pour cette initiative se faire aider par le groupe de logistique Norbert Dentressangle, Ports de Paris et Voies navigables de France.Au total, ce seront 26 conteneurs comportant quelque 450 palettes qui seront acheminés par jour. Mais à terme, ce sont 48 conteneurs qui seront livrés de cette manière, représentant alors une réduction de 450.000 kilomètres parcourus chaque année par route, soit une baisse globale de l’émission de CO2 de 37%, selon Jean-Paul Mochet, directeur de Franprix. “Aujourd’hui, notre objectif est environnemental afin d’aider à décongestionner le trafic routier” explqiue Philippe Enguix, directeur transports du groupe Casino. Benoît Melonio, directeur du développement de Ports de Paris, espère pour sa part “un effet boule de neige” avec d’autres enseignes.Le 16 mars 2012 à 19:02 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Sri Lanka blocks social media after deadly Easter explosions

first_img If I don’t reply to your messages it is because WhatsApp and Facebook appears to have been shutdown in Sri Lanka— Boshers (@RoshniFernando) April 21, 2019 Share your voice Sri Lankan forces secure the area around St. Anthony’s Shrine after an explosion hit St Anthony’s Church in Colombo on Easter Sunday.  Getty Images Sri Lanka has temporarily shut down access to social media following multiple coordinated bombings on Easter Sunday that left scores dead and injured. More than 200 people were killed and hundreds more hospitalized with injuries from eight blasts at Roman Catholic churches and high-end hotels, according to multiple reports. The attacks struck at around 8:45 a.m. local time. Sri Lankan Defense Minister Ruwan Wijewardene described the blasts as a terrorist incident and blamed religious extremists. Seven suspects have been arrested, Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told reporters Sunday night, though no one immediately claimed responsibility for the blasts. Wickremesinghe said he feared the violence could trigger instability in the small island nation at India’s southern tip. The government clamped down on social media to prevent the spread of misinformation following the attacks, the secretary to the president, Udaya Seneviratne, told The New York Times. “Please avoid propagating unverified reports and speculation,” Wickremesinghe tweeted following the explosions.   Strongly condemn the horrific terrorist attack in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday resulting in precious lives lost & hundreds injured. My profound condolences go to our Sri Lankan brethren. Pakistan stands in complete solidarity with Sri Lanka in their hour of grief.— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) April 21, 2019 I strongly condemn the cowardly attacks on our people today. I call upon all Sri Lankans during this tragic time to remain united and strong. Please avoid propagating unverified reports and speculation. The government is taking immediate steps to contain this situation.— Ranil Wickremesinghe (@RW_UNP) April 21, 2019 138 people have been killed in Sri Lanka, with more that 600 badly injured, in a terrorist attack on churches and hotels. The United States offers heartfelt condolences to the great people of Sri Lanka. We stand ready to help!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 21, 2019 Absolutely horrific news from Sri Lanka. Canada strongly condemns the heinous attacks on Christians at churches and hotels. Our hearts & thoughts are with the families & loved ones of those killed and all those injured.— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) April 21, 2019 “People can now only communicate through SMS here, or Twitter I guess,” Fernando said, adding that she was also unable to access YouTube and Instagram. Some users on social media said they were still able to communicate with friends and family on apps like Snapchat and WhatsApp.The Sri Lankan government also imposed an immediate nationwide curfew from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. following the blasts. “The government is taking immediate steps to contain this situation,” the prime minister tweeted. Condolences and condemnation poured in from political and religious leaders around the world Sunday. Pope Francis addressed the killings at the end of his traditional Easter Sunday blessing.center_img Online Local Roshni Fernando tweeted, “If I don’t reply to your messages it is because WhatsApp and Facebook appears to have been shut down in Sri Lanka.” Fernando told The Washington Post she grew up in London but recently moved to Sri Lanka and lives in the capital, Colombo, one of the cities targeted in the attacks. 1 “I want to express my loving closeness to the Christian community, targeted while they were gathered in prayer, and all the victims of such cruel violence,” the pope said from the loggia of St. Peter’s Basilica. “I entrust to the Lord all those who were tragically killed and pray for the injured and all those who are suffering as a result of this dramatic event.” New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern condemned the “devastating” attacks and referred to the March 15 shootings at two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch in which 50 died. After a gunman used Facebook to broadcast the deadly shooting, Facebook said it might limit who can stream live video. CNET sister site CBSNews contributed to this report. Originally published 5:31 a.m. PT.  Tags Commentlast_img read more

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