first_imgJubilant students on the SRCC campusIt was not for nothing that President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam passed on the responsibility for developing creative leadership of the country to Delhi’s prestigious Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC) when he visited the college this March.SRCC has put a final seal on its supremacy,Jubilant students on the SRCC campus It was not for nothing that President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam passed on the responsibility for developing creative leadership of the country to Delhi’s prestigious Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC) when he visited the college this March.SRCC has put a final seal on its supremacy in the field of education in business and commerce by securing the top slot in the survey for the 11th year running, ahead of Lady Sri Ram College, Delhi and Loyola College, Chennai. In what was a dramatic shift in the commerce stream this time, the Christ College of Bangalore found itself moving up from No. 11 last year to No. 5 this year, a feat accomplished by improved scores on curriculum and other major parameters.Veritably, SRCC has proved itself to be a bastion for commerce and business management over the past eight decades. Apart from its 25 modest classrooms, the college is also unpretentious about the kind of power its alumni wield-they are industry captains, senior bureaucrats, journalists and political top dogs. Students from SRCC consistently top at the university level. This year, the first three toppers for Commerce at the university level were from SRCC. Besides, a large number of students cleared the exams conducted by Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) while some of them made it to the IAS as well.TOP 10 COLLEGES20071 SRCC, Delhi 2 LSR, Delhi 3 Loyola College, Chennai 4 St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata 5 Christ College, Bangalore 6 Madras Christian College,     Chennai 7 Symbiosis Society’s College of Arts & Commerce, Pune 8 Presidency College, Chennai 9 St. Joseph’s College, Bangalore 10 Hansraj College, Delhiadvertisement”The difference that we make to students here,” says Principal P.C. Jain, “is to groom them to become global entrepreneurs and not just managers employed in any other organisation.” Not surprisingly, SRCC graduates think of starting their own organisation before they can even land their first job and get results. “We try to inculcate ethics and values because that is what sustains organisations in the long run,” adds Jain.The stress on values is also reflected in some new ventures being undertaken by the college. PURA or Providing Urban Facilities in Rural Areas is one of them and seeks to change the face of villages. The pilot project launched in Daudpur village of Punjab gives the flavour of things to come. At the other end of the spectrum are programmes like the Global Business Operations that was kicked off in October 2006. It is a two-year, full-time post-graduate programme of Delhi University that focuses on international management studies.Also on the anvil is an extensive research centre that will exclusively look at research in the field of business, an independent management centre, an upgraded post-graduate programme and a possible introduction of PhD level programmes in the field of commerce and economics, as suggested by the President of India.”We groom students to become global entrepreneurs and not just managers.” P.C. JAIN,  SRCCSRCC recently received Rs 50 lakh from the Government as part of a Rs 1-crore grant set aside for its heritage status. With this, a new girls’ hostel will be built as girls make up 60 per cent of the student body. The funds will also be utilised for earthquake proofing and overall infrastructure enhancement.The college is doing well on the sports front as well. The Commonwealth committee, set up by the Delhi Government, has adopted the college for the forthcoming Commonwealth Games and will be revamping its sports facilities to international standards. The existing pool will be modified as an indoor pool along with a cafeteria. A number of colleges affiliated to Delhi University offer undergraduate programmes in commerce and economics and are neck-and-neck when it comes to performance. However, SRCC’s advantage, explains Jain, is that it can afford to focus all its resources and faculty on one area of specialisation, thereby nurturing it as a core strength.There are differentiating factors as well. No other college has nine sections of commerce. In no other college is the same subject taught by as many as four teachers. Because of this, there is a sense of internal competition that keeps the teachers on their toes and the faculty ends up bettering itself each time. Says Jain, “It is not what you teach but how you teach that makes the difference.” As many as 15-16 new faculty members were added to the SRCC staff room this year, taking the total to 76 with the studentteacher ratio going up to 12:1. The college is already preparing to notch up its student strength to 2,100 from the present 1,400 over the next three years keeping the implementation of OBC reservations in mind.advertisementSRCC has delivered excellence in management education for as many as eight decades. It was the first college to have been set up at the undergraduate level with the task of developing talent in the field of business. While its faculty has increased 20-fold since then and the student strength gone up from 12 to 1,400, its benchmarks of performance have also risen with each passing year.Click here to EnlargeAmong other colleges in the commerce stream, the capital’s Lady Sri Ram College (LSR) has moved to No. 2 position this year from No. 7 last year. With impressive alumni like Naina Lal Kidwai and Vinita Bali dominating the world of business and finance, LSR needs little else to assert its position. Says Principal Meenakshi Gopinath, “Surveys show that in the first two decades of this century, women will head a majority of organisations and this calls for a new orientation to management, one that we provide at our college.”The commerce courses offered at the college provide students with a wider perspective and equip them to deal with the contemporary opportunities and challenges. Visiting faculty comprise some of the best minds in the country, giving students ample opportunity for informative and educational interaction. There is a strong emphasis on practical application and theory is never taught in isolation.In the third position, the Commerce Department of Loyola College, Chennai, has retained its ranking since last year and given the college the distinction of figuring in the top three slots in all the three streams of arts, science and commerce. It appears that in keeping with its emphasis on the all-round development of its students, the college has also emerged as a top all-rounder.LSR students make their mark in commerceFollowing Loyola is St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata, in the fourth position. That commerce in this college is the most sought-after stream can be gauged from the fact that the number of seats in this section is more than those of the other two put together. Last year, as many as 454 out of 568 students graduated with a first class. Principal Father Mathews says, “I feel humbled guiding the destinies of so many.”One of the most dramatic movers has been Christ College, Bangalore- perhaps because of its commerce department’s advanced syllabi through learner-centred teaching methods. with Tanvi Saraf in Delhi, Akhila Krishnamurthy in Chennai, Swagata Sen in Kolkata and Stephen David in Bangalorelast_img read more

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first_imgStarting a diet plan is half the battle, but then one needs to stick to it and keep on going. From making the exercise enjoyable to avoid weighing yourself everyday, there are a few steps that one can try for successful weight loss.These ideas won’t change your body drastically, but you have to be in it for the long run to see a difference, just remember that you didn’t gain all the weight in one day and you certainly won’t lose it either, reports femalefirst.co.uk.Exercise can improve your mood, stamina and sex life. How many more reasons do you need to get moving?Workout first thingIf you do it in the morning you won’t be trying to find excuses to get out of it later in the day when you’re tired and worn out.Make your exercise enjoyableIf you like to go for walks do that, add some resistance with hand weights and pick up the pace too. Even ask friends to get involved with you, you’ll find having a partner helps a lot and will encourage you to work harder.Frequent and regular physical exercise boosts the immune systemDon’t weigh yourself every dayYou’ll feel disheartened when the scales don’t change or even go up, which it can throughout the day.Don’t fall for the latest fad dietThey’ll inevitably fail and you’ll find yourself putting on all of the weight again. Small changes to your diet and lifestyle will make the big difference in the future.advertisementExercise generally improves sleep for most people, and helps sleep disorders such as insomniaPrepare and plan your meals in advanceIt might be hard to know what you’re going to feel like for tea next Tuesday but if you make a plan in advance and get the foods you need for it you’re more likely to stick to it. Get up in the morning an extra five minutes early to prepare a healthy and nutritious lunch as opposed to being stuck in the cafe eating a calorific sandwich or pasta filled with lots of creamy sauces.Don’t let the tough times get you downWe all know that it’s going to be tough, but if you spend ten seconds envisaging where you want to be you’ll find the strength to carry on and get better. Don’t forget to look back on how far you’ve come already too. It’s definitely something you’ll want to celebrate.last_img read more

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first_imgEngland’s James Anderson walks back to the pavilion at the end of play on day four of the first Test between England and India at Trent Bridgecricket ground, Nottingham, England, Saturday, July 12, 2014. (AP Photo)The fourth day of the first Test totally belonged to Joe Root and James Anderson as the pair’s record 10th wicket partnership not only took away India’s hope of an outside chance of a victory but also put England in the driver’s seat going into the fifth and final day at Trent Bridge here Saturday.Resuming the day at 352/9, Root (154 not out) and Anderson (81) put together 198 runs to help England finish 39 runs ahead of India’s total of 457. This is a remarkable achievement considering the hosts were reeling at 298/9 Friday and the duo not only bailed out England but also helped them take reach a total of 496.The partnership became the highest for the 10th-wicket in Test cricket, surpassing the previous record held by Australia’s Phillip Hughes and Ashton Agar, who together made 163 against England in July 2013 on the very same ground.In their second innings, the visitors were cruising at 140/1 before losing opener Murali Vijay (52) and Cheteshwar Pujara (55) off consecutive deliveries to put India in a precarious position.India will resume play on Day 5 at 167/3 with a lead of 128 runs with Virat Kohli (8 not out) and Ajinkya Rahane (18 not out) at the crease. They will have try their best to not lose any more wickets to give themselves some stability.Root and Anderson put on 133 runs in 34 overs in the morning session to take the hosts well past the Indian total. The Indian bowlers, who appeared quite lethal Friday, were completely helpless and failed to scalp the last wicket.advertisementRoot, who resumed at 78 not out, brought up his fourth century in Tests as the 23-year-old hit 15 boundaries in his 295-ball knock. He was given good support by Anderson, who also achieved a personal milestone by scoring his first half-century in his 95th Test.A certain kind of history was also etched in the match. This is the first time that there have been two century partnerships for the 10th wicket in one match after Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammed Shami put on 111 runs during India’s first innings.India needed only 4.5 overs in the second session to bowl out England. Their frustration ultimately ended when tailender Anderson was caught brilliantly by Shikhar Dhawan at first slip off the bowling of Bhuvneshwar, who clinched the first five-wicket haul of his Test career (5/82).The Indian openers started well with Dhawan (29) accelerating at run-a-ball but an unnecessary down-the-track shot lobbed the ball directly into spinner Moeen Ali’s hands, who was more than welcome to hold on to it.Vijay, who scored a century in the first innings, partnered Pujara for a steady 91-run partnership before both literally gave away their wickets off successive deliveries. Suddenly from a solid looking 140/1, India were down to 140/3 in a matter of minutes before Kohli and Rahane saw off the next 6.5 overs.last_img read more

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first_imgAfter an unveiling at IFA 2014, Sony has officially released its budget feature phone into the Indian market. The Sony Xperia E3 and its sibling the Xperia E3 Dual will be available for purchase today onwards. The smartphones are priced at Rs 11,990 for the single SIM variant and 12,990 for the dual-SIM version. Sony has released the 4.5 inch screen devices with a feature set in competition with the Android One and Xiaomi’s RedMi 1S devices. The Xperia E3 devices come packing a capacitive panel set at a tame 854 x 480 pixels, with a 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400, quad-core processor underneath along with 1GB RAM and the Adreno 305 GPU for considerable gaming performance. These handsets run Android 4.4 KitKat and sport 4GB internal storage with options to expand it to 32GB through microSD card. Both phones measure in at 8.5 mm thick and weigh in at 144 grams. What is generally touted as Sony’s forte -imaging, has been a bit disappointing in the E3. the primary camera is a decent 5 megapixel shooter with Full HD video recording. The 0.3 megapixel front camera though is a pittance in comparison to the generally 2.0 megapixels found in this price bracket and even much cheaper rivals, nowadays.The E3 and E3 Dual both come with a 2330mAh battery and Sony’s STAMINA mode for enhanced battery performance. Connectivity features standards like 3G HSPA+, Bluetooth 4.0 and aGPS.Competition in this price segment has grown exponentially in recent months and the Android One range of smartphones  launched by Google is also strict competition with pretty much the same feature set at a  considerably cheaper price. advertisementSony’s Xperia E3 and E3 Dual seem like a rushed attempt that comes in a bit short and a tad too late along the line.last_img read more

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first_img First Published: November 22, 2019, 10:39 PM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. New Delhi: Rajasthan’s Manavaditya Singh Rathore won his first trap gold medal in the junior section at the Shotgun Nationals on Friday. He also won a gold in the team event in the juniors and a silver in the senior section. In the junior final, Rathore was up against Punjab’s Jungsher Singh Virk and the boy from Rajasthan prevailed 45-44 to land his first national crown. His state colleague Vivaan Kapoor won bronze with a finals score of 35. Rathore, the son of minister and BJP leader Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, also won the team title in his category. Combining with Vivaan and Aman Ali Elahi, Rathore clinched the junior men’s team title with a combined effort of 351, way ahead of Haryana who managed 345 for silver.In the senior event, former world champion Manavjit Singh Sandhu of Punjab teamed up with Virk and Namanveer Singh Brar for a total of 358, which put them two ahead of Rajasthan, giving Rathore’s team the silver medal. last_img read more

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first_imgBARCELONA, Spain — Barcelona’s attempt to sign Antoine Griezmann hit a setback after Atlético Madrid accused the Catalan club of negotiating with the player without its consent before his contract was over.Barcelona club president Josep Maria Bartomeu confirmed Friday the club is trying to sign the France forward, but Atlético told Griezmann’s staff the player must report to the start of the team’s preseason on Sunday “in compliance with his contractual obligations.”Atlético said it felt disrespected after learning that Barcelona and Griezmann reached an agreement in March, just days after the team was eliminated by Juventus in the round of 16 of the Champions League. It said Barcelona and Griezmann had been negotiating the terms of the agreement since mid-February.“Atlético wishes to express its strongest disapproval of the behavior of both, especially FC Barcelona, for prompting the player to break his contractual relationship with Atlético at a time of the season when the club was involved in the Champions League tie against Juventus, as well as the league title race against FC Barcelona,” the club said.Atlético said it believes the behavior “violates the protected periods of negotiation with players and alters the basic rules of integrity in any sporting competition, as well as causing enormous damage to our club and its millions of fans.”Atlético said officials from both clubs met Thursday at Barcelona’s request. The Catalan club asked for a deferred payment of the buyout clause of 120 million euros ($135 million), a request Atlético said it “obviously” denied.Griezmann’s buyout clause was reduced from 200 million euros ($225 million) to 120 million euros on July 1. The France player had announced he was leaving Atlético before the season was over.Also Friday, Barcelona’s president said Paris Saint-Germain doesn’t want to sell Brazil forward Neymar.“We know Neymar wants to leave PSG, but we also know that PSG doesn’t want Neymar to leave,” Bartomeu said.Dutch soccer player Frenkie de Jong, left, poses with FC Barcelona’s President Josep Maria Bartomeu during his official presentation at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Friday, July 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)Barcelona also introduced Frenkie de Jong, the 22-year-old midfielder who was signed from Ajax earlier this year for 75 million euros ($84 million). Spanish media said about 20,000 fans were at Camp Nou Stadium on Friday for the player’s presentation.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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first_imgMorningside College has reported the largest total enrollment in the school’s 122-year history.The college reports 2,902 full- and part-time students for the fall 2016 semester.The fall enrollment at Morningside includes 1,329 full-time students and 1,573 part-timers.The majority of part-time students are enrolled in graduate education and nursing programs.This fall’s total enrollment surpasses the previous enrollment record of 2,824 students for the fall 2014 semester.last_img

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first_imgTransfers Casillas to Liverpool is a ‘crazy’ rumour, says agent Robin Bairner Last updated 2 years ago 20:56 10/28/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Iker Casillas Porto Getty Images Transfers Boavista v Porto Liverpool v Huddersfield Town Porto Boavista Liverpool Huddersfield Town Primeira Liga Premier League The legendary goalkeeper has been dropped by head coach Sergio Conceicao in recent weeks but is not seeking the exit door Iker Casillas’ agent has slammed rumours suggesting that his client is ready to leave Porto in January to join Liverpool.The 36-year-old goalkeeper has found himself playing second fiddle at Estadio do Dragao behind Jose Sa in recent matches, with head coach Sergio Conceicao revealing during a press conference on Friday that he has been unhappy with the former Real Madrid star’s attitude in training.Frozen out of action, this has prompted rumours of a departure, and with Liverpool’s defence needing reinforced, he has been associated with a move to Jurgen Klopp’s side. 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 Liverpool BTTS v Huddersfield 19/20Agent Carlo Cutropia has, however, insisted that this is simply a case of the media adding two and two together to get five.“Of the crazy stuff I have seen, this is the craziest. It is crazy and there is no truth in it,” he told Radio Renascenca.“Casillas is calm and happy at Porto and he wants to play, logically, just like any footballer. I believe that Iker and the manager speak everyday, but there are issues between the manager and the player. You have to give it time but there is complete calm. I am reading many things in the press, everything is false, and it leaves me surprised, and that is it.”Porto tackle Boavista on Saturday, with Casillas again expected to warm the bench, despite having kept six cleansheets from 10 appearances so far this term.last_img read more

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first_imgWerder Bremen sporting director Frank Baumann says the club have no plans to sell Jiri Pavlenka despite reports linking the goalkeeper with Liverpool and Juventus.The 27-year-old has impressed in the Bundesliga following his arrival from Slavia Prague in the summer of 2017.That has sparked rumours of a potential transfer, with Liverpool linked with a move for the player as they seek a back up to Alisson. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? It was claimed the newly crowned European champions were considering a player-plus-cash deal involving fellow goalkeeper Loris Karius.Karius hasn’t played for the Merseysiders since his disastrous performance in the Champions League final against Real Madrid last season, when he gifted Los Blancos two goals in their 3-1 victory.The German is unlikely to have a long-term future at Anfield and was sent out on a two-year loan at Turkish side Besiktas last summer. It has been speculated that the 25-year-old could be recalled back to Merseyside in order to be included in a part of the deal for Pavlenka.As well as Liverpool, Italian champions Juventus have also been credited with an interest as they seek competition for Wojciech Szczesny and Mattia Perin.However, those reports appear premature with Bremen chief Baumann insistent that the club have received no bids for Pavlenka and have no interest in selling him this summer.”We plan with Pavlenka for the new season,” he told Weser-Kurier. “There is no offer from Juventus or Liverpool for Jiri Pavlenka.”The 27-year-old began his career at Banik Ostrava in 2012, spending three-and-a-half seasons at the club before joining Slavia Prague in January 2016.He went on to make 41 appearances for the club and was part of the side that won the 2016-17 Czech League title.Pavlenka has since made 77 appearances for Werder Bremen since joining from Slavia Prague for around €3 million in June 2017.After an impressive first season for Florian Kohfeldt’s side, he signed a new contract last summer keeping at the club until 2021.He made his international debut for the Czech Republic in a friendly against Denmark in November 2016 and has gone on to make nine appearances for the national team.last_img read more

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first_imgView of a Michigan Wolverines football helmet before their game against the Utah Utes.SALT LAKE CITY, UT – SEPTEMBER 3: View of a Michigan Wolverines football helmet before their game against the Utah Utes at Rice-Eccles Stadium on September 3, 2015 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr/Getty Images)Following their season-opening loss to Notre Dame, the Michigan Wolverines certainly have questions to answer. Well, Jim Harbaugh could turn to a defensive specialist to fix his team’s offense.The one highlight that stood out against the Fighting Irish was Ambry Thomas’ kickoff return touchdown. Even though his 99-yard return wasn’t enough to result in a victory last weekend, his coach sees another way to utilize his versatile cornerback.When asked about using Thomas on offense against Western Michigan, Harbaugh didn’t rule out the possibility.From MLive.com:“I think we could,” Harbaugh said this week, ahead of Michigan’s Saturday home opener against Western Michigan (Noon, FS1). “We consider all things.”Perhaps Michigan could use Thomas on a jet-sweep play, as his speed is clearly dangerous in the open field.The Wolverines have experienced success with two-way players in the past. Jabrill Peppers was returning kicks, playing linebacker, and helping on offense during his junior season in 2016.It’ll be interesting to see if Harbaugh places Thomas in a similar role this weekend.[MLive.com]last_img read more

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first_imgzoom An 8-year-old girl died following a fall while on board a Carnival Cruise Line’s ship, Carnival Glory, while the ship was docked at PortMiami on October 14.As informed, the girl fell from a deck in the ship’s interior atrium to a lower deck. The cause of the fall is yet to be determined by the relevant authorities.“The ship’s medical team responded immediately and the child was transported to the ship’s medical center. The ship’s command immediately contacted Miami Dade Police Department which was on site. She was subsequently transferred via ambulance to a local hospital where, tragically, she succumbed to her injuries. “Our most heartfelt condolences are with the family at this very difficult time,” Carnival said in a statement to World Maritime News.The 2,974-passenger vessel has been handed over to the company by the authorities and its latest AIS data show that it has arrived in George Town, the Cayman Islands.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

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Nouakchott – Speaker of the Moroccan House of representatives, Rachid Talbi Alami, will represent King Mohammed VI in the inauguration ceremony of Mauritanian president, Mohamed Ould Abdelaziz.Talbi Alami told MAP upon arrival on Saturday in the Mauritanian capital that his presence in this ceremony confirms the Sovereign’s resolve to consolidate brotherhood and cooperation bonds uniting the two countries and peoples and the special ties linking the two Maghreban heads of state.Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, who was elected for a second president term, will be inaugurated this Saturday at a ceremony to take place at Nouakchott’s Olympic stadium.Ould Abdel Aziz who was re-elected last June 21 at the first round of the vote obtained the absolute majority of votes (81.94%). The Moroccan official was welcomed at the airport by speaker of the Mauritanian national assembly, Mohamed Ould Boïlil, minister of foreign affairs and cooperation Ahmed Ould Tguedi, Morocco’s ambassador in Mauritania, Abderrahmane Benomar and general director of the Mauritanian presidency’s protocol, Al Hassan Ould Ahmed. read more

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BRUSSELS — Israeli and U.S. officials are warning about a rise in attacks targeting Jews in Western Europe and are urging European Union leaders to take action against organizations supporting an international boycott of Israel.Gilad Erdan, the Israeli minister of strategic affairs, told a news conference in Brussels that the EU should stop funding the Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement. He spoke alongside U.S. envoy Elan Carr.Israel says the BDS is aimed at delegitimizing its existence. The BDS presents itself as a non-violent campaign for Palestinian rights and does not endorse a specific solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.According to numbers compiled by Tel Aviv University, anti-Semitic attacks worldwide rose 13% in 2018 from the previous year. The highest number of attacks were in the U.S., France, Britain and Germany.The Associated Press read more

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The top United Nations envoy for Iraq has returned to Baghdad this week and is meeting with a wide spectrum of Iraqi political leaders and actors to see how the world body can best help the transitional process, a UN spokesman said today.Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Special Representative, Ashraf Jehangir Qazi, met yesterday with Foreign Secretary Jack Straw of the United Kingdom, who is visiting Iraq, Fred Eckhard said at the daily press briefing in New York.Mr. Qazi also had one of his regular meetings this morning with Ambassador John Negroponte of the United States, he added.In other news, the Secretary-General was asked yesterday what he thought of the report on Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction presented Wednesday to the US Congress. “You may recall that before [Executive Chairman of the UN Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission Hans] Blix left here, he indicated that they had not found any evidence. So I am not surprised by that report,” he replied.As for the notion that the report gave the UN more credibility, Mr. Annan said, “I think it indicates that the inspectors had an impact. The UN inspection did what it was supposed to do.” read more

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by The Canadian Press Posted Jan 9, 2014 1:15 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Liberals accuse Tories of scaring seniors about new fee to increase donations TORONTO – Ontario’s Progressive Conservatives are “fear mongering” and trying to scare seniors into donating to the opposition party by claiming the government will impose a new $85 fee for some driving tests, the Liberals charged Thursday.The Tories sent out a release with the headline: “Why is Wynne targeting seniors,” which claims Premier “Kathleen Wynne is considering a new fee of $85 for many seniors who want to renew their drivers licence.”Tory officials said they were basing the claim on a cabinet document in which various ministries suggested ways of increasing provincial revenues through fees and other charges without actually hiking taxes.One proposal from the Ministry of Transportation was to add an $85 fee for drivers over age 65 who need to be retested after being convicted of a driving offence, and for people over age 80 seeking a commercial driver’s licence.Transportation Minister Glen Murray said the cabinet document obtained by the Tories was only a draft, and the proposals were not adopted by the government.“Tim Hudak and the Ontario PC party are fear mongering by targeting seniors with complete fabrications to solicit political donations,” Murray said in a statement.“The Ministry of Transportation will not be introducing a new fee for senior drivers.”PC party spokesman Alan Sakach defended the party’s release that warned of a new fee for seniors, but didn’t address the accusations of fear mongering.“If they officially ruled out this proposal today, I’m happy there may be at least one fewer item from the Liberals squeezing money out of seniors,” Sakach said in an email.The Conservative release, which was signed by “the Ontario PC Party,” concludes: “We are working hard to fight Liberal attempts to raise your taxes. Please help us by donating $25 today.” read more

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MALIBU, Calif. — Eric Cooper Jr. scored 23 points, Kessler Edwards added a career-high 18 points and Pepperdine defeated Idaho State 97-82 on Monday night.Both teams were hot shooting the ball in the first half as Pepperdine was 21 of 32 (65.6 per cent), including 6 of 10 from 3-point range. The Bengals were 17 of 25 (68), 5 of 9 from beyond the arc. Idaho State led 35-31 after Chidi Udengwu threw down a dunk with six minutes before halftime, Edwards responded with a 3 and Darnell Dunn’s layup triggered a 21-9 run. The Waves led 52-43 at halftime.Colbey Ross scored 18 for Pepperdine (4-2) and distributed a career-high 11 assists. Dunn scored 14 and Jade’ Smith 11. The Waves finished shooting 36 of 68 (53).Idaho State (2-3) got 21 points from Brandon Boyd. Gary Chivichyan scored 15, Udengwu 13 and Alonzo Walker 10.The Associated Press read more

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first_imgIt follows the Oscars envelope fiasco which resulted in La La Land mistakenly named as the winner of the best picture gong instead of coming-of-age drama Moonlight.“We treated last night’s packed screening of Moonlight to a little extra something,” the cinema posted on Facebook. Rio Cinema manager Andrew Woodyatt told Metro.co.uk the audience got the joke and “everyone loved it”.“It would have been quite awkward if they hadn’t got the joke- but luckily they did,” he explained. Well done @riocinema for playing the beginning of La La Land before tonight’s showing of Moonlight.— Zef 🌵 (@ZefTillDeath) February 27, 2017 Just booked my ticket for Moonlight tonight @riocinema Hope they don’t show LaLa Land instead…(Bargain too, only £4 with Friends card)— Paul Treloar (@PaulieTandoori) February 27, 2017 Awkward: The Oscars mix-up Credit:AP  Oscars mix-up  “We played the beginning of one of the La La Land trailers, which is not exactly like the opening of the film, but everyone in the audience were [like], ‘hang on a minute, something’s wrong here’.“We stopped it, made it look as though we made a mistake, and then started Moonlight. It got a huge round of applause and everyone loved it.”’Envelopegate’ was the highest-profile fiasco in the ceremony’s history, with the Oscars launching a formal investigation and promising to take “appropriate action” following the mix-up. Apparently @riocinema played the first 20 seconds of La La Land before their showing of Moonlight yesterday. Complete genius.— Clement (@clem_murphy) February 28, 2017 A cinema in East London took inspiration from the Oscars mix-up by playing La La Land at a screening of Moonlight as a prank on the audience.The Rio Cinema, a Grade II listed Art Deco building in hipster hotspot Dalston, played 20 seconds of the Oscar-winning musical romcom starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone at the beginning of the screening. Props to @riocinema in #Dalston for playing the first 20 seconds of La La Land immediately before last night’s screening of Moonlight pic.twitter.com/2ZLllrnPFq— Sophie Dukebox (@sophiedukebox) February 28, 2017 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

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first_imgA murder investigation has been launched after the body of an elderly woman was found at an allotment.Police officers discovered the 80-year-old in the early hours of Tuesday morning, just 25 minutes after she was reported missing.A body was found in a lock-up store in Colindale, north west London, and the woman was confirmed dead at the scene, the Metropolitan Police said. Detective Chief Inspector Noel McHugh, of the Homicide and Major Crime Command, said: “At this stage we are keeping an open mind about any possible motive and would ask any witnesses or anyone with information to come forward.”I make a direct appeal to anyone with links to these allotments who would have visited or had been in or around the area throughout Monday 27 February, into the early hours of the following morning.”An elderly woman lost her life in the most tragic way possible and was left inside a storage unit similar to a garage. If you know anything please contact us.” The force said officers were keeping an “open mind” about any possible motive. At around 2:05am on Tuesday, police had gone to the allotments, as part of searches for the woman who was reported missing at 1:40am.A post-mortem examination took place at Northwick Park Hospital on Wednesday, but police said the cause of death is not being disclosed at this time. Detectives launch murder investigation following discovery of elderly woman’s body #Barnet https://t.co/9AGalEGptP pic.twitter.com/cgz0uTPyAf— Metropolitan Police (@metpoliceuk) March 1, 2017 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

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