With cases rapidly mounting in four West African countries, the World Health Organization (WHO) today declared the Ebola outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC), a designation that allows the agency to issue recommendations for travel restrictions but also sends a strong message that more resources need to be mobilized to bring the viral disease under control.”The outbreak is moving faster than we can control it,” said WHO Director-General Margaret Chan at a press conference in Geneva, Switzerland, this morning. Chan said the declaration of a PHEIC serves as “an urgent call for international solidarity.” The affected countries don’t have the resources to battle the disease alone, and neither does her agency. With three major humanitarian crises on its hands—in Syria, South Sudan, and the Central African Republic—as well as three important disease outbreaks—Ebola, the H7N9 influenza virus, and MERS—WHO is “extremely stretched,” she said. So are organizations such as Doctors Without Borders, which do much of the control work on the ground.This is only the third time the health agency has issued a PHEIC declaration since the new International Health Regulations (IHR), a global agreement on the control of diseases, were adopted in 2005. 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But Aavitsland says that alarm should have gone out earlier. “In my view it should have happened months ago, when the infection spread to other countries than Guinea,” he says.With 1779 cases and 961 deaths officially recorded as of Wednesday, the outbreak in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Nigeria is by far the worst for Ebola in history. There were only 425 cases in the most serious outbreak thus far, in 2000 to 2001 in Uganda*, and many other outbreaks were contained after just a few dozen cases.What’s more, WHO’s official tally is probably far too low, one expert told a congressional hearing yesterday in Washington, D.C. “Our epidemiologists and medical personnel believe that these numbers represent 25 to 50% of what is happening,” Ken Isaacs, a vice president at Samaritan’s Purse—the group that repatriated two staffers suffering from Ebola and helped provide an experimental treatment for them—told a hearing of the U.S. House of Representatives’ Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations. Chan today acknowledged that infected people often don’t seek care and that the real number of victims is probably higher.At yesterday’s hearing, Isaac labeled the international response to the outbreak as a “failure.” Doctors Without Borders and Samaritan’s Purse, where he oversees international programs and government relations, have provided the bulk of outside medical support so far, he stressed. “The international community was comfortable in allowing two relief agencies to provide all of the clinical care for the Ebola victims in three countries,” he charged. “It was not until July the 26th, when [U.S. patients] Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol were confirmed positive, that the world sat up and paid attention.”His organization’s epidemiologists predict that the disease soon will come out “with a fury” in Nigeria. “We’re going to see death tolls in numbers that we can’t imagine now,” he warned. “The truth is the cat is most likely already out of the bag.”Asked why WHO convened the emergency committee only this week, WHO Assistant Director-General Keiji Fukuda this morning said the organization was initially focused on coordinating the response on the ground and on raising awareness and drumming up political support, for instance at a meeting of health ministers in Accra in early July and a meeting with Chan and West African presidents last week. It was the spread of the virus to Nigeria that triggered WHO to call the committee’s meeting, Fukuda said.The declaration of a PHEIC came after the panel held a 4.5 hour teleconference on Wednesday and another 6-hour conference on Thursday, Fukuda said. The committee issued a range of specific recommendations for stopping the spread of the virus. Among other things, Ebola-affected countries should check every person leaving the country for possible signs of Ebola infection. “The exit screening should consist of, at a minimum, a questionnaire, a temperature measurement and, if there is a fever, an assessment of the risk that the fever is caused” by the Ebola virus, it said.Anybody who has an illness consistent with Ebola should not be allowed to travel, the panel said, unless as part of an appropriate medical evacuation. Neither should people who have been in contact with patients; they should be monitored for Ebola symptoms and fever for 21 days.Wider restrictions on travel—such as halting airline traffic—would be counterproductive, Fukuda said, because they would not help control the disease and would increase anxiety. “Most people who go to business meetings or family gatherings [in the affected countries] are at low risk of Ebola infection. So we don’t think a ban on that kind of travel makes any sense at all,” he said. “But it will have a lot of bad effects on the community.”With reporting by Jon Cohen and Kai Kupferschmidt. *Correction, 8 August, 8:55 a.m.: This story originally said the Ebola outbreak of 2000 to 2001 was in Sudan instead of Uganda.*Update, 8 August, 12:24 p.m.: This article has been updated to include the most recent case numbers, as of 6 August, which were released today.*The Ebola Files: Given the current Ebola outbreak, unprecedented in terms of number of people killed and rapid geographic spread, Science and Science Translational Medicine have made a collection of research and news articles on the viral disease freely available to researchers and the general public.
India’s engineering graduates are set to become more employable around the world, with the government agreeing to give globally-accepted accreditation to over 1,000 programmes across institutions in the country.This accreditation will be given by the National Bureau of Accreditation (NBA), a body under the ministry of human resource development, which is part of the ‘Washington Accord’ signed by India in 2014. The accord makes it easier for graduates to get jobs abroad.Read it at The Print Related Items
The clock chimed seven, and the refurbished Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, packed to the rafters, clapped and cheered in ecstasy as the Rs 44 crore aerostat lifted into the air leaving some 50,000 present spellbound.Sounds of naiad’s reverberated across the magnificent stadium and fireworks show lit up the sky as the biggest helium balloon in the world transformed itself into a gigantic screen, set 25 metres above the ground.Drummers came alive on the 350 degree projection surface of the aerostat amid loud cheers. Adding to the entire scene were 1,200 moving lights, coupled with 120 space cannons and 16 follow spots.Lamps appeared on the aerostat and lights bounced off the giant mirrors creating a mindblowing effect.Hundreds of been players, along with the drummers, set the stadium on fire with every rising beat.–with PTI inputs
Hyderabad: New Indian Super League side Hyderabad Football Club on Saturday unveiled its official logo titled ‘Reliving Hyderabad’s Football Legacy’ ahead of the new season.The logo of Hyderabad FC embodies the city’s heritage with the minarets of Charminar and the texture of the Kohinoor diamond. Speaking on the occasion, Varun Tripuneni, co-owner of the club, said, “Hyderabad had an interesting legacy with the sport from way back from the 1910. From then on, from the 1920s to 1950s, Hyderabad dominated the football scene in India.”We are confident that the Hyderabad FC will receive a fantastic response and the city will be buzzing with the spirit.” footballHyderabad FCindian footballindian super league First Published: September 21, 2019, 7:58 PM IST Hyderabad, get on your feet and scream!!We’re bringing the newest ISL team to the city. It’s our pleasure and privilege to introduce to you Hyderabad F.C. @IndSuperLeague #LetsGoalHyderabad #HyderabadFC #Hyderabad #IndianSuperLeague #LetsFootball #ISL pic.twitter.com/zjM1FaybbM— Hyderabad FC (@HydFCOfficial) September 21, 2019The other co-owner Vijay Madduri added: “The logo is inspired from the city’s history, we now hope that HFC will be a great boost for the sport in the region… we can give a boost to the legacy that is already present in the city’s history and roots.”Hyderabad FC will take on ATK in their debut match of the ISL on October 25. The sixth edition of the ISL begins on October 20. 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.
Test opener Joe Burns has said Mitchell Starc has fully recovered from injury and will be in peak fitness for next month’s tri-nation series against the West Indies and South Africa in the Caribbean.Fast bowler Starc has been sidelined ever since he suffered a stress fraction of his foot last November, and was forced to undergo surgery.He recently resumed training and Burns said he looked close to top form while bowling off a full run-up at the National Cricket Centre here.CLOSE TO HIS BEST “He’s bowling very fast, very accurately and swinging it. I think he’s bowling close to his best,” Burns said on Friday.”There were some very scary days facing him but it’s just great to see him back on the park and bowling express speeds. He’s got that ability with the new ball to almost skid it off the lower wickets as well, so he’s still as challenging in those conditions as he is on the Australian wickets I reckon.”SPEARHEAD THE SEAM ATTACK AGAIN The 26-year-old left-arm seamer was last month named in the Australia squad for the tri-nations series which runs from June 3-26 in Guyana, St. Kitts and Nevis and Barbados.He will spearhead a seam attack which includes Josh Hazlewood, Nathan Coulter-Nile and John Hastings.Starc, who was outstanding during last year’s World Cup as Australia were crowned champions, has so far taken 90 wickets from 46 One-Day Internationals.If he takes 10 wickets in the next six outings, he will become the fastest bowler to reach triple figures in ODIs.advertisement
This jewelry designer is also an architect Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ MOST READ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Bulanadi, the tournament’s leading scorer, likewise dished out a no-look pass to Romel Calahat underneath for the game-winner with 5.2 seconds remaining.The Pirates drew one last play to save them from sinking, but Reymar Caduyac lost control when he ran into a defensive wall, allowing the Stags to secure their ninth victory in 15 games.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSBecoming his own manAlready assured of a Final Four showing, the Pirates wasted a 19-point advantage in the second half after Bulanadi went on a scoring binge that shifted the tide in San Sebastian’s favor.Jaycee Marcelino, the No.1 scorer in the league, led the Pirates (12-4) with 21 points and Mike Nzeusseu had 16, including a spectacular two-hand jam off a Jayvee Marcelino feed. Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Becoming his own man SAN SEBASTIAN 73—Bulanadi 28, Ilagan 11, Capobres 9, Calma 7, Villapando 7, Calahat 7, Tero 2, Loristo 2, Sumoda 0, Desoyo 0, Altamirano 0, Isidro 0.LYCEUM 71—Jc. Marcelino 21, Nzeusseu 16, Santos 9, Caduyac 7, Jv. Marcelino 5, Tansingco 5, Ibanez 3, Navarro 3, Valdez 2, David 0, Yong 0, Pretta 0, Guinto 0.Quarters: 11-26, 33-43, 50-53, 73-71ADVERTISEMENT Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ MANILA, Philippines–Allyn Bulanadi fired 19 of his game-high 28 points in the latter half as the San Sebastian Stags repulsed the Lyceum Pirates, 73-71, on Tuesday in the NCAA Season 95 men’s basketball tournament.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Qatar’s World Cup challenge magnified by track worlds issues View comments
admissions(Eds: Adding details)New Delhi, May 22 (PTI) The online registration for admission to undergraduate courses of Delhi University saw around 200 entries within 10 minutes after it was thrown open to the public today.”Between 6 pm and 6:10 pm, we saw around 200 online registrations. If the present momentum continues, we can expect around 10,000 applications on the first day,” said an official associated with admissions department.Within one-and-half hour, the numbers shot up to around 6,300 applicants, an official release said.”The two most sought after courses are BCom and BA (Hons) in English. In sports category, maximum registrations were for basketball and extracurricular activities,” it said.The online registrations for admissions to undergraduate programmes began today at 6 pm for its 60 UG courses in 62 colleges affiliated with the varsity with around 54,000 seats.”We are monitoring the developments,” said the official.However, aspirants were held up waiting to access the registration page – https://ug.du.ac.in/app/ – which was burdened due to the initial rush.The varsity is scheduled to announce its first cut-off list on June 20. As of now, six cut-off dates have been announced. However, further cut-off lists may be announced depending on vacant seats in colleges, an official statement said.Earlier in the day, the universitys 10-day counselling session or Open Days began with around 600 students flocking the North Campus with a bag full of questions.Applicants for some subjects like Bachelor of Management Studies (BMS), Bachelor of Business Administration (Financial Investment Analysis), BA (Hons) Business Economics, Humanities and Social Sciences, Multimedia and Mass Communication, BTech (Information Technology and Mathematical Innovations) have to appear for entrance test. PTI CPB SMJ NSDadvertisement
Josh Hazlewood grabbed his sixth five-wicket haul in Test cricket as Australia crushed England by an innings and 41 runs in the third match of the series to reclaim the Ashes.Hazlewood finished with 5/48 as England were bowled out for 218 in their second innings at Perth to hand Australia a 3-0 unbeatable lead in the five-match series.Play was delayed by three hours by damp patches on the pitch and rain squalls throughout the morning, but it was not enough to save England as they lost their last six wickets for 85 runs.”So many different emotions are coming out right now, I’m that excited,” Australia skipper Steve Smith said.”What an amazing feeling to win an Ashes series, my first as captain to be three-nil up…it’s quite incredible.”It doesn’t get much better than this! #Ashes pic.twitter.com/HObo7Vf3Ze- cricket.com.au (@CricketAus) December 18, 2017Even with some 28 overs lost to the weather, England resumed in peril at 132 for four, still 127 runs short of making Australia bat again on a pitch riddled with cracks at both ends.Great stuff Aussies!! The urn has returned!! Celebrate well lads ï¿½?ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½?ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½??ï¿½ï¿½?ï¿½ï¿½ #singitloudandsingitproud- Glenn Maxwell (@Gmaxi_32) December 18, 2017Wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow was bowled for 14 by Hazlewood on the first delivery he faced, with Nathan Lyon trapping Moeen Ali lbw for 11.First innings centurion Dawid Malan raised his fourth test half-century but after being worked over by Hazlewood, a gloved catch behind for 54 when trying to pull the bowler.Aussie skipper Steve Smith is the Player of the Match after his career-best double-ton. What a player! #Ashes pic.twitter.com/5pHaEUsuAaadvertisement- cricket.com.au (@CricketAus) December 18, 2017Hazlewood claimed his fifth victim of the match when tail-ender Craig Overton was taken in the gully for 12 where Usman Khawaja took a fine low catch.The urn returns!! Brilliant performance boys! #Ashes- Aaron Finch (@AaronFinch5) December 18, 2017Stuart Broad lasted two balls before he was caught behind off Pat Cummins, with the same bowler wrapping up the match and the series by dismissing Chris Woakes for 22.(Courtesy: Reuters)The #Ashes are back where they belong! #ohwhatafeeling @Toyota_Aus pic.twitter.com/qJzxltBYJX- cricket.com.au (@CricketAus) December 18, 2017
Share on Pinterest Kaiser, 31, reached the finish line just 12 minutes ahead of second-placed Leifseth Ulsom, 32, in one of the closest finishes in Iditarod history. It was Kaiser’s first Iditarod win.Crowds of cheering fans packed the city of Nome’s Front Street to watch Kaiser and his team sprint under the wooden arch that marks the end of the 1,000-mile (1,609km) Anchorage-to-Nome run.His total elapsed time was nine days, 12 hours and 39:06 minutes. It was far from the record time of eight days, 3:40 hours, set two years ago by three-time champion Mitch Seavey.Kaiser, who became the first Alaska Native musher since 2011 to win, pumped his arms into the air as he crossed the finish line, hugged his wife and small children and then reached into the crowd of well-wishers who had traveled from his southwestern Alaska hometown of Bethel.He credited the victory to years of preparation, “every little detail coming into play, and having a pinch of luck.”“I’m very, very fortunate to have the support system I have, the whole community of Bethel and the whole Kuskokwim River and all of western Alaska. It’s extremely humbling and motivates me every day to perform to my best,” he said at the finish line. Topics Facebook Musher loses huge lead in Alaska’s Iditarod Race after dogs go on strike Share on Messenger Twitter Support The Guardian The 1,000-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race ended in a predawn close finish on the snow-covered streets of Nome on Wednesday, with Alaskan Pete Kaiser and his dogs barely holding off defending champion Joar Leifseth Ulsom of Norway. Since you’re here… … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many new organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. US sports Share via Email Share on LinkedIn Pete Kaiser holds his lead dogs Lucy and Morrow after winning the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Nome, Alaska. Photograph: Diana Haecker/Reuters Read more Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Iditarod The finish line on Nome’s Front Street was lined by big crowds who had braved Kaiser’s early arrival at 3.39am local time (11.39am GMT) amid stiff winds and blowing snow.Warm conditions, with heavy and wet snow, occasional rain and stretches of open water in areas that are usually frozen over at this time of year, hampered the 52 mushers in the race who were slowed to a soggy slog.For his victory, Kaiser will get $50,000, part of a total $500,000 prize purse and a new truck.Until Monday, a different musher had been the frontrunner. French-born Nicolas Petit of Girdwood, Alaska, had a significant lead over his competitors until his dogs stopped on a section of the Bering Sea coastline about 200 miles (322km) from Nome and refused to go on.Petit dropped out of the race Monday night, sending his dogs off the trail by snowmobile.Coming in third and fourth were the Iditarod’s top women, Jessie Royer of Fairbanks and Aliy Zirkle of Two Rivers, Alaska. Paige Drobny of Fairbanks was in seventh place, making this year’s Iditarod likely to be the first with three women in the top 10.Close finishes of less than an hour apart are unusual in ultra-endurance races like the Iditarod, but they have happened before. The closest was in 1978, when Dick Mackey came in one second ahead of Rick Swenson, with a winning time of 14 days, 18 hours, 52:24 minutes, his lead dog’s nose the first over the finish line, according to Iditarod records.The Iditarod, run every year since 1973, commemorates a 1925 medical mission that has become part of Alaska legend. At the time, Nome was stricken by a deadly diphtheria outbreak, and the remote Gold Rush town could be reached only by dog sled. Officials used a dog-sled relay to ferry lifesaving medicine to the town. Share on WhatsApp Alaska Pinterest Reuse this content
Premier League Premier League 2018-19 full fixture list: Gameweek 1 to 38, every match, every team, every date Goal Last updated 1 year ago 16:01 6/14/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Premier League Huddersfield Town Arsenal Manchester United Manchester City Liverpool Chelsea Tottenham Hotspur Everton Southampton Burnley AFC Bournemouth Newcastle United Leicester City Fulham Wolverhampton Wanderers Brighton & Hove Albion Goal brings you a comprehensive list of every single Premier League fixture in the 2018-19 season The full fixtures for the 2018-19 Premier League season have just been announced and Goal brings you all the details of the entire gameweek schedule for every team.The season kicks off on August 11, with Unai Emery’s first Premier League match as Arsenal manager against 2017-18’s runaway winners, Manchester City.Nine months later, the English top flight will climax on May 12 with the likes of Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea and Tottenham will be hoping to be in contention heading into the final day. Editors’ Picks Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Arsenal would be selling their soul with Mourinho move Matchday 1 Date Time Match 11/08/2018 15:00 A.F.C. 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Bournemouth v Everton 25/08/2018 15:00 Arsenal v West Ham United 25/08/2018 15:00 Fulham v Burnley 25/08/2018 15:00 Huddersfield Town v Cardiff City 25/08/2018 15:00 Liverpool v Brighton 25/08/2018 15:00 Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur 25/08/2018 15:00 Newcastle United v Chelsea 25/08/2018 15:00 Southampton v Leicester City 25/08/2018 15:00 Watford v Crystal Palace 25/08/2018 15:00 Wolverhampton v Manchester City Matchday 4 Date Time Match 01/09/2018 15:00 Brighton v Fulham 01/09/2018 15:00 Burnley v Manchester United 01/09/2018 15:00 Cardiff City v Arsenal 01/09/2018 15:00 Chelsea v A.F.C. Bournemouth 01/09/2018 15:00 Crystal Palace v Southampton 01/09/2018 15:00 Everton v Huddersfield Town 01/09/2018 15:00 Leicester City v Liverpool 01/09/2018 15:00 Manchester City v Newcastle United 01/09/2018 15:00 Watford v Tottenham Hotspur 01/09/2018 15:00 West Ham United v Wolverhampton Matchday 5 Date Time Match 15/09/2018 15:00 A.F.C. Bournemouth v Leicester City 15/09/2018 15:00 Chelsea v Cardiff City 15/09/2018 15:00 Everton v West Ham United 15/09/2018 15:00 Huddersfield Town v Crystal Palace 15/09/2018 15:00 Manchester City v Fulham 15/09/2018 15:00 Newcastle United v Arsenal 15/09/2018 15:00 Southampton v Brighton 15/09/2018 15:00 Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool 15/09/2018 15:00 Watford v Manchester United 15/09/2018 15:00 Wolverhampton v Burnley Matchday 6 Date Time Match 22/09/2018 15:00 Arsenal v Everton 22/09/2018 15:00 Brighton v Tottenham Hotspur 22/09/2018 15:00 Burnley v A.F.C. Bournemouth 22/09/2018 15:00 Cardiff City v Manchester City 22/09/2018 15:00 Crystal Palace v Newcastle United 22/09/2018 15:00 Fulham v Watford 22/09/2018 15:00 Leicester City v Huddersfield Town 22/09/2018 15:00 Liverpool v Southampton 22/09/2018 15:00 Manchester United v Wolverhampton 22/09/2018 15:00 West Ham United v Chelsea Matchday 7 Date Time Match 29/09/2018 15:00 A.F.C. Bournemouth v Crystal Palace 29/09/2018 15:00 Arsenal v Watford 29/09/2018 15:00 Cardiff City v Burnley 29/09/2018 15:00 Chelsea v Liverpool 29/09/2018 15:00 Everton v Fulham 29/09/2018 15:00 Huddersfield Town v Tottenham Hotspur 29/09/2018 15:00 Manchester City v Brighton 29/09/2018 15:00 Newcastle United v Leicester City 29/09/2018 15:00 West Ham United v Manchester United 29/09/2018 15:00 Wolverhampton v Southampton Matchday 8 Date Time Match 06/10/2018 15:00 Brighton v West Ham United 06/10/2018 15:00 Burnley v Huddersfield Town 06/10/2018 15:00 Crystal Palace v Wolverhampton 06/10/2018 15:00 Fulham v Arsenal 06/10/2018 15:00 Leicester City v Everton 06/10/2018 15:00 Liverpool v Manchester City 06/10/2018 15:00 Manchester United v Newcastle United 06/10/2018 15:00 Southampton v Chelsea 06/10/2018 15:00 Tottenham Hotspur v Cardiff City 06/10/2018 15:00 Watford v A.F.C. Bournemouth Matchday 9 Date Time Match 20/10/2018 15:00 A.F.C. Bournemouth v Southampton 20/10/2018 15:00 Arsenal v Leicester City 20/10/2018 15:00 Cardiff City v Fulham 20/10/2018 15:00 Chelsea v Manchester United 20/10/2018 15:00 Everton v Crystal Palace 20/10/2018 15:00 Huddersfield Town v Liverpool 20/10/2018 15:00 Manchester City v Burnley 20/10/2018 15:00 Newcastle United v Brighton 20/10/2018 15:00 West Ham United v Tottenham Hotspur 20/10/2018 15:00 Wolverhampton v Watford Matchday 10 Date Time Match 27/10/2018 15:00 Brighton v Wolverhampton 27/10/2018 15:00 Burnley v Chelsea 27/10/2018 15:00 Crystal Palace v Arsenal 27/10/2018 15:00 Fulham v A.F.C. Bournemouth 27/10/2018 15:00 Leicester City v West Ham United 27/10/2018 15:00 Liverpool v Cardiff City 27/10/2018 15:00 Manchester United v Everton 27/10/2018 15:00 Southampton v Newcastle United 27/10/2018 15:00 Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester City 27/10/2018 15:00 Watford v Huddersfield Town Matchday 11 Date Time Match 03/11/2018 15:00 A.F.C. Bournemouth v Manchester United 03/11/2018 15:00 Arsenal v Liverpool 03/11/2018 15:00 Cardiff City v Leicester City 03/11/2018 15:00 Chelsea v Crystal Palace 03/11/2018 15:00 Everton v Brighton 03/11/2018 15:00 Huddersfield Town v Fulham 03/11/2018 15:00 Manchester City v Southampton 03/11/2018 15:00 Newcastle United v Watford 03/11/2018 15:00 West Ham United v Burnley 03/11/2018 15:00 Wolverhampton v Tottenham Hotspur Matchday 12 Date Time Match 10/11/2018 15:00 Arsenal v Wolverhampton 10/11/2018 15:00 Cardiff City v Brighton 10/11/2018 15:00 Chelsea v Everton 10/11/2018 15:00 Crystal Palace v Tottenham Hotspur 10/11/2018 15:00 Huddersfield Town v West Ham United 10/11/2018 15:00 Leicester City v Burnley 10/11/2018 15:00 Liverpool v Fulham 10/11/2018 15:00 Manchester City v Manchester United 10/11/2018 15:00 Newcastle United v A.F.C. Bournemouth 10/11/2018 15:00 Southampton v Watford Matchday 13 Date Time Match 24/11/2018 15:00 A.F.C. Bournemouth v Arsenal 24/11/2018 15:00 Brighton v Leicester City 24/11/2018 15:00 Burnley v Newcastle United 24/11/2018 15:00 Everton v Cardiff City 24/11/2018 15:00 Fulham v Southampton 24/11/2018 15:00 Manchester United v Crystal Palace 24/11/2018 15:00 Tottenham Hotspur v Chelsea 24/11/2018 15:00 Watford v Liverpool 24/11/2018 15:00 West Ham United v Manchester City 24/11/2018 15:00 Wolverhampton v Huddersfield Town Matchday 14 Date Time Match 01/12/2018 15:00 Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur 01/12/2018 15:00 Cardiff City v Wolverhampton 01/12/2018 15:00 Chelsea v Fulham 01/12/2018 15:00 Crystal Palace v Burnley 01/12/2018 15:00 Huddersfield Town v Brighton 01/12/2018 15:00 Leicester City v Watford 01/12/2018 15:00 Liverpool v Everton 01/12/2018 15:00 Manchester City v A.F.C. Bournemouth 01/12/2018 15:00 Newcastle United v West Ham United 01/12/2018 15:00 Southampton v Manchester United Matchday 15 Date Time Match 04/12/2018 19:45 A.F.C. Bournemouth v Huddersfield Town 04/12/2018 19:45 Brighton v Crystal Palace 04/12/2018 19:45 Burnley v Liverpool 04/12/2018 19:45 Fulham v Leicester City 04/12/2018 20:00 Manchester United v Arsenal 04/12/2018 19:45 Watford v Manchester City 04/12/2018 19:45 West Ham United v Cardiff City 04/12/2018 19:45 Wolverhampton v Chelsea 05/12/2018 19:45 Everton v Newcastle United 05/12/2018 20:00 Tottenham Hotspur v Southampton Matchday 16 Date Time Match 08/12/2018 15:00 A.F.C. Bournemouth v Liverpool 08/12/2018 15:00 Arsenal v Huddersfield Town 08/12/2018 15:00 Burnley v Brighton 08/12/2018 15:00 Cardiff City v Southampton 08/12/2018 15:00 Chelsea v Manchester City 08/12/2018 15:00 Everton v Watford 08/12/2018 15:00 Leicester City v Tottenham Hotspur 08/12/2018 15:00 Manchester United v Fulham 08/12/2018 15:00 Newcastle United v Wolverhampton 08/12/2018 15:00 West Ham United v Crystal Palace Matchday 17 Date Time Match 15/12/2018 15:00 Brighton v Chelsea 15/12/2018 15:00 Crystal Palace v Leicester City 15/12/2018 15:00 Fulham v West Ham United 15/12/2018 15:00 Huddersfield Town v Newcastle United 15/12/2018 15:00 Liverpool v Manchester United 15/12/2018 15:00 Manchester City v Everton 15/12/2018 15:00 Southampton v Arsenal 15/12/2018 15:00 Tottenham Hotspur v Burnley 15/12/2018 15:00 Watford v Cardiff City 15/12/2018 15:00 Wolverhampton v A.F.C. Bournemouth Matchday 18 Date Time Match 22/12/2018 15:00 A.F.C. Bournemouth v Brighton 22/12/2018 15:00 Arsenal v Burnley 22/12/2018 15:00 Cardiff City v Manchester United 22/12/2018 15:00 Chelsea v Leicester City 22/12/2018 15:00 Everton v Tottenham Hotspur 22/12/2018 15:00 Huddersfield Town v Southampton 22/12/2018 15:00 Manchester City v Crystal Palace 22/12/2018 15:00 Newcastle United v Fulham 22/12/2018 15:00 West Ham United v Watford 22/12/2018 15:00 Wolverhampton v Liverpool Matchday 19 Date Time Match 26/12/2018 15:00 Brighton v Arsenal 26/12/2018 15:00 Burnley v Everton 26/12/2018 15:00 Crystal Palace v Cardiff City 26/12/2018 15:00 Fulham v Wolverhampton 26/12/2018 15:00 Leicester City v Manchester City 26/12/2018 15:00 Liverpool v Newcastle United 26/12/2018 15:00 Manchester United v Huddersfield Town 26/12/2018 15:00 Southampton v West Ham United 26/12/2018 15:00 Tottenham Hotspur v A.F.C. Bournemouth 26/12/2018 15:00 Watford v Chelsea Matchday 20 Date Time Match 29/12/2018 15:00 Brighton v Everton 29/12/2018 15:00 Burnley v West Ham United 29/12/2018 15:00 Crystal Palace v Chelsea 29/12/2018 15:00 Fulham v Huddersfield Town 29/12/2018 15:00 Leicester City v Cardiff City 29/12/2018 15:00 Liverpool v Arsenal 29/12/2018 15:00 Manchester United v A.F.C. Bournemouth 29/12/2018 15:00 Southampton v Manchester City 29/12/2018 15:00 Tottenham Hotspur v Wolverhampton 29/12/2018 15:00 Watford v Newcastle United Matchday 21 Date Time Match 01/01/2019 15:00 A.F.C. Bournemouth v Watford 01/01/2019 15:00 Arsenal v Fulham 01/01/2019 15:00 Cardiff City v Tottenham Hotspur 01/01/2019 15:00 Chelsea v Southampton 01/01/2019 15:00 Everton v Leicester City 01/01/2019 15:00 Huddersfield Town v Burnley 01/01/2019 15:00 Manchester City v Liverpool 01/01/2019 15:00 Newcastle United v Manchester United 01/01/2019 15:00 West Ham United v Brighton 01/01/2019 15:00 Wolverhampton v Crystal Palace Matchday 22 Date Time Match 12/01/2019 15:00 Brighton v Liverpool 12/01/2019 15:00 Burnley v Fulham 12/01/2019 15:00 Cardiff City v Huddersfield Town 12/01/2019 15:00 Chelsea v Newcastle United 12/01/2019 15:00 Crystal Palace v Watford 12/01/2019 15:00 Everton v A.F.C. Bournemouth 12/01/2019 15:00 Leicester City v Southampton 12/01/2019 15:00 Manchester City v Wolverhampton 12/01/2019 15:00 Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester United 12/01/2019 15:00 West Ham United v Arsenal Matchday 23 Date Time Match 19/01/2019 15:00 A.F.C. Bournemouth v West Ham United 19/01/2019 15:00 Arsenal v Chelsea 19/01/2019 15:00 Fulham v Tottenham Hotspur 19/01/2019 15:00 Huddersfield Town v Manchester City 19/01/2019 15:00 Liverpool v Crystal Palace 19/01/2019 15:00 Manchester United v Brighton 19/01/2019 15:00 Newcastle United v Cardiff City 19/01/2019 15:00 Southampton v Everton 19/01/2019 15:00 Watford v Burnley 19/01/2019 15:00 Wolverhampton v Leicester City Matchday 24 Date Time Match 29/01/2019 19:45 A.F.C. Bournemouth v Chelsea 29/01/2019 19:45 Arsenal v Cardiff City 29/01/2019 19:45 Fulham v Brighton 29/01/2019 19:45 Huddersfield Town v Everton 29/01/2019 20:00 Manchester United v Burnley 29/01/2019 19:45 Wolverhampton v West Ham United 30/01/2019 20:00 Liverpool v Leicester City 30/01/2019 19:45 Newcastle United v Manchester City 30/01/2019 19:45 Southampton v Crystal Palace 30/01/2019 20:00 Tottenham Hotspur v Watford Matchday 25 Date Time Match 02/02/2019 15:00 Brighton v Watford 02/02/2019 15:00 Burnley v Southampton 02/02/2019 15:00 Cardiff City v A.F.C. Bournemouth 02/02/2019 15:00 Chelsea v Huddersfield Town 02/02/2019 15:00 Crystal Palace v Fulham 02/02/2019 15:00 Everton v Wolverhampton 02/02/2019 15:00 Leicester City v Manchester United 02/02/2019 15:00 Manchester City v Arsenal 02/02/2019 15:00 Tottenham Hotspur v Newcastle United 02/02/2019 15:00 West Ham United v Liverpool Matchday 26 Date Time Match 09/02/2019 15:00 Brighton v Burnley 09/02/2019 15:00 Crystal Palace v West Ham United 09/02/2019 15:00 Fulham v Manchester United 09/02/2019 15:00 Huddersfield Town v Arsenal 09/02/2019 15:00 Liverpool v A.F.C. Bournemouth 09/02/2019 15:00 Manchester City v Chelsea 09/02/2019 15:00 Southampton v Cardiff City 09/02/2019 15:00 Tottenham Hotspur v Leicester City 09/02/2019 15:00 Watford v Everton 09/02/2019 15:00 Wolverhampton v Newcastle United Matchday 27 Date Time Match 23/02/2019 15:00 A.F.C. Bournemouth v Wolverhampton 23/02/2019 15:00 Arsenal v Southampton 23/02/2019 15:00 Burnley v Tottenham Hotspur 23/02/2019 15:00 Cardiff City v Watford 23/02/2019 15:00 Chelsea v Brighton 23/02/2019 15:00 Everton v Manchester City 23/02/2019 15:00 Leicester City v Crystal Palace 23/02/2019 15:00 Manchester United v Liverpool 23/02/2019 15:00 Newcastle United v Huddersfield Town 23/02/2019 15:00 West Ham United v Fulham Matchday 28 Date Time Match 26/02/2019 19:45 Arsenal v A.F.C. Bournemouth 26/02/2019 19:45 Cardiff City v Everton 26/02/2019 20:00 Crystal Palace v Manchester United 26/02/2019 19:45 Huddersfield Town v Wolverhampton 26/02/2019 19:45 Leicester City v Brighton 27/02/2019 19:45 Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur 27/02/2019 20:00 Liverpool v Watford 27/02/2019 20:00 Manchester City v West Ham United 27/02/2019 19:45 Newcastle United v Burnley 27/02/2019 19:45 Southampton v Fulham Matchday 29 Date Time Match 02/03/2019 15:00 A.F.C. Bournemouth v Manchester City 02/03/2019 15:00 Brighton v Huddersfield Town 02/03/2019 15:00 Burnley v Crystal Palace 02/03/2019 15:00 Everton v Liverpool 02/03/2019 15:00 Fulham v Chelsea 02/03/2019 15:00 Manchester United v Southampton 02/03/2019 15:00 Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal 02/03/2019 15:00 Watford v Leicester City 02/03/2019 15:00 West Ham United v Newcastle United 02/03/2019 15:00 Wolverhampton v Cardiff City Matchday 30 Date Time Match 09/03/2019 15:00 Arsenal v Manchester United 09/03/2019 15:00 Cardiff City v West Ham United 09/03/2019 15:00 Chelsea v Wolverhampton 09/03/2019 15:00 Crystal Palace v Brighton 09/03/2019 15:00 Huddersfield Town v A.F.C. Bournemouth 09/03/2019 15:00 Leicester City v Fulham 09/03/2019 15:00 Liverpool v Burnley 09/03/2019 15:00 Manchester City v Watford 09/03/2019 15:00 Newcastle United v Everton 09/03/2019 15:00 Southampton v Tottenham Hotspur Matchday 31 Date Time Match 16/03/2019 15:00 A.F.C. Bournemouth v Newcastle United 16/03/2019 15:00 Brighton v Cardiff City 16/03/2019 15:00 Burnley v Leicester City 16/03/2019 15:00 Everton v Chelsea 16/03/2019 15:00 Fulham v Liverpool 16/03/2019 15:00 Manchester United v Manchester City 16/03/2019 15:00 Tottenham Hotspur v Crystal Palace 16/03/2019 15:00 Watford v Southampton 16/03/2019 15:00 West Ham United v Huddersfield Town 16/03/2019 15:00 Wolverhampton v Arsenal Matchday 32 Date Time Match 30/03/2019 15:00 Arsenal v Newcastle United 30/03/2019 15:00 Brighton v Southampton 30/03/2019 15:00 Burnley v Wolverhampton 30/03/2019 15:00 Cardiff City v Chelsea 30/03/2019 15:00 Crystal Palace v Huddersfield Town 30/03/2019 15:00 Fulham v Manchester City 30/03/2019 15:00 Leicester City v A.F.C. Bournemouth 30/03/2019 15:00 Liverpool v Tottenham Hotspur 30/03/2019 15:00 Manchester United v Watford 30/03/2019 15:00 West Ham United v Everton Matchday 33 Date Time Match 06/04/2019 15:00 A.F.C. Bournemouth v Burnley 06/04/2019 15:00 Chelsea v West Ham United 06/04/2019 15:00 Everton v Arsenal 06/04/2019 15:00 Huddersfield Town v Leicester City 06/04/2019 15:00 Manchester City v Cardiff City 06/04/2019 15:00 Newcastle United v Crystal Palace 06/04/2019 15:00 Southampton v Liverpool 06/04/2019 15:00 Tottenham Hotspur v Brighton 06/04/2019 15:00 Watford v Fulham 06/04/2019 15:00 Wolverhampton v Manchester United Matchday 34 Date Time Match 13/04/2019 15:00 Brighton v A.F.C. Bournemouth 13/04/2019 15:00 Burnley v Cardiff City 13/04/2019 15:00 Crystal Palace v Manchester City 13/04/2019 15:00 Fulham v Everton 13/04/2019 15:00 Leicester City v Newcastle United 13/04/2019 15:00 Liverpool v Chelsea 13/04/2019 15:00 Manchester United v West Ham United 13/04/2019 15:00 Southampton v Wolverhampton 13/04/2019 15:00 Tottenham Hotspur v Huddersfield Town 13/04/2019 15:00 Watford v Arsenal Matchday 35 Date Time Match 20/04/2019 15:00 A.F.C. Bournemouth v Fulham 20/04/2019 15:00 Arsenal v Crystal Palace 20/04/2019 15:00 Cardiff City v Liverpool 20/04/2019 15:00 Chelsea v Burnley 20/04/2019 15:00 Everton v Manchester United 20/04/2019 15:00 Huddersfield Town v Watford 20/04/2019 15:00 Manchester City v Tottenham Hotspur 20/04/2019 15:00 Newcastle United v Southampton 20/04/2019 15:00 West Ham United v Leicester City 20/04/2019 15:00 Wolverhampton v Brighton Matchday 36 Date Time Match 27/04/2019 15:00 Brighton v Newcastle United 27/04/2019 15:00 Burnley v Manchester City 27/04/2019 15:00 Crystal Palace v Everton 27/04/2019 15:00 Fulham v Cardiff City 27/04/2019 15:00 Leicester City v Arsenal 27/04/2019 15:00 Liverpool v Huddersfield Town 27/04/2019 15:00 Manchester United v Chelsea 27/04/2019 15:00 Southampton v A.F.C. Bournemouth 27/04/2019 15:00 Tottenham Hotspur v West Ham United 27/04/2019 15:00 Watford v Wolverhampton Matchday 37 Date Time Match 04/05/2019 15:00 A.F.C. Bournemouth v Tottenham Hotspur 04/05/2019 15:00 Arsenal v Brighton 04/05/2019 15:00 Cardiff City v Crystal Palace 04/05/2019 15:00 Chelsea v Watford 04/05/2019 15:00 Everton v Burnley 04/05/2019 15:00 Huddersfield Town v Manchester United 04/05/2019 15:00 Manchester City v Leicester City 04/05/2019 15:00 Newcastle United v Liverpool 04/05/2019 15:00 West Ham United v Southampton 04/05/2019 15:00 Wolverhampton v Fulham Matchday 38 Date Time Match 12/05/2019 15:00 Brighton v Manchester City 12/05/2019 15:00 Burnley v Arsenal 12/05/2019 15:00 Crystal Palace v A.F.C. Bournemouth 12/05/2019 15:00 Fulham v Newcastle United 12/05/2019 15:00 Leicester City v Chelsea 12/05/2019 15:00 Liverpool v Wolverhampton 12/05/2019 15:00 Manchester United v Cardiff City 12/05/2019 15:00 Southampton v Huddersfield Town 12/05/2019 15:00 Tottenham Hotspur v Everton 12/05/2019 15:00 Watford v West Ham United Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
Vine/Dan LyonsOklahoma’s Buddy Hield is this year’s Big 12 Player of the Year, and for good reason. The junior shooting guard does everything for the Sooners, and in tonight’s Round of 32 game against Dayton, that includes making a crucial block on a fast break lay-up attempt that could have cut the Oklahoma lead to two points. Dayton guard Darrell Davis stole the ball from OU’s Jordan Woodard, and immediately took off for the hoop. As he released the ball, Hield made a fantastic play to reject the shot out of his hand. Instead of a two-point game, Oklahoma was fouled and extended the lead.Oklahoma finished the game with a 72-66 win, and will face Michigan State in the Sweet 16 at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, NY.
NFL Hall of Famer and Florida State legend Deion Sanders was back at his alma mater today. While Sanders was there, he gave a speech to the current crop of Seminoles. The central message of Sanders’ talk was the expectations players should have for themselves. There’s also some footage of Sanders’ NFL Network interview with FSU defensive back Jalen Ramsey, a projected top-10 pick in next month’s draft. “What do you expect from yourself?”@DeionSanders spoke to the team before practice.https://t.co/tyPuqF4vsT— FSU Football (@FSU_Football) March 30, 2016The ‘Noles would be wise to listen to Sanders and heed his advice.
ARLINGTON, TX – DECEMBER 29: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes during the Goodyear Cotton Bowl against the USC Trojans in the second quarter at AT&T Stadium on December 29, 2017 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)It’s decision day for Urban Meyer. Ohio State’s head coach is about to learn his status as the school’s head football coach.The university’s Board of Trustees began its meeting at 9 a.m. E.T. They quickly broke off into a private “executive session” to discuss the future of Meyer as the Buckeyes’ head coach.The Columbus Dispatch’s Tim May reports that an inside source has told him the BOT and the school’s president, Michael Drake, will be making the decision on Meyer together.“Interesting if true, an insider with ties to the Ohio State board of trustees tells me he’s been told the board and Pres. Michael Drake will make the decision together on Urban Meyer, not Drake alone,” he tweeted.Interesting if true, an insider with ties to the Ohio State board of trustees tells me he’s been told the board and Pres. Michael Drake will make the decision together on @OSUCoachMeyer , not Drake alone.— Tim May (@TIM_MAYsports) August 22, 2018Urban Meyer has apparently arrived at the meeting. It’s unclear what this means, but it seems like it could mean a decision is on the way.WSYX6 captured photos of Meyer’s arrival.Breaking- @OSUCoachMeyer spotted by @wsyx6 crews on campus. Right now university trustees are discussing outcome of investigation. @TheFeverABC6 Decision on his future will be made by @OSUPrezDrake pic.twitter.com/qe3wATbWAo— Rodney Dunigan (@RodneyWSYX6) August 22, 2018Stay tuned.
zoom Greek shipowner and operator Navios Maritime Partners has agreed to acquire the entire container fleet consisting of fourteen ships from Rickmers Maritime for about USD 113 million.“We anticipate acquiring five 4,250 TEU vessels on May 15, 2017. These vessels are employed on charters that have staggered expirations in 2018 and early 2019 at a net daily charter rate of USD 26,850,” Angeliki Frangou, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Navios Partners, said.The average age of the fleet, which consists of eleven 4,250 TEU containerships and three 3,450 TEU vessels, is 9.5 years.“Our operating platform was attractive to the Trust and its lending banks because of our disciplined technical and commercial management and favorable operating costs. This acquisition demonstrates our ability to source proprietary deals, and we are continuing to seek exposure to the container sector,” Frangou continued.Navios Partners said that the acquisition, subject to a number of conditions, is being financed through a USD 20 million equity investment by Navios Partners and a secured loan facility under discussion.The company plans to acquire these vessels though a wholly owned subsidiary, Navios Partners Containers Inc., which will be an unrestricted subsidiary as defined in the credit agreement dated March 14, 2017, for the shipowner’s term loan B facility.Earlier in April, Rickmers Trust Management, the trustee-manager of Rickmers Maritime, said that its business would be wound up, as the company’s efforts to reach an agreement with lenders to restructure existing loans fell through.The trust was given until April 15 by the HSH Syndicate, comprising HSH Nordbank and DBS Bank, to come up with a new restructuring plan which would ensure a higher level of total recoveries than under a winding up of the trust.Rickmers Maritime said that the operation of the vessels in question is expected to remain unaffected by the proposed sale.
Canada’s wildlife police hope the kind of bust that halted a recent illegal shipment of polar bear rugs to China will soon be a vanishing breed.“We will create more control, more management and more security for every player in the market, so that the polar bear product in the beginning is the same one at the end,” said Jonathan Campagna, Environment Canada’s wildlife enforcement director for Quebec.Campagna spoke this week after a Quebec company pleaded guilty to three counts of illegally exporting polar bear rugs to China. An 18-month investigation also turned up another four hides from two other companies. The pelts were surrendered to officials without charges being laid.Fourrures Mont-Royal Inc. was fined $22,500. The value of all seven hides was $47,000.Polar bear hunting and the sale of bear parts, including hides, is strictly regulated.Quotas are set for each of Canada’s 13 populations. Tags are issued to Inuit hunters, who may harvest the bears themselves or sell the tag to a sport hunter, who must hire a local guide.The tags must accompany the bear carcass at every stage: from the kill to the preparation of the hide to the sale.In this case, Fourrures Mont-Royal pleaded guilty to switching tags from one bear to another.“There is a kind of advantage, sometimes, for a company to change a tag, to sell a more beautiful bear or a bigger bear than the tag is related to,” Campagna said.Illegal exporters have also bought tags and switched them to bears that didn’t have them at all, said Campagna.As well, there’s one bear population in Canada from which it has been illegal to export under any circumstances. That restriction was removed from the Baffin Bay population last June after the quota was reduced.The terms of the guilty plea by Fourrures don’t reveal which population the bears came from. Two of the rugs the animals were turned into were already in China.Two investigators worked full-time on the case, with occasional help from colleagues.“It was a hard investigation,” said Campagna. “There were a lot of details.”Such cases are rare, Campagna said, but Environment Canada is trying to make them rarer still.When hunters in Nunavut and the Northwest Territories register their kill at a local wildlife office, officials now insert a microchip into the hide and take fur and DNA samples.“When wildlife officers are doing the inspection, all this information will be available and they will be able to certify that the pelt is the same as it was in the beginning when the First Nations people killed the animal.”The regulation is expected to come soon to Arctic Quebec.Tag-switching is a new trick, said Ernest Cooper, an independent consultant on wildlife trade.“Other cases that we know about have typically been somebody trying to take a hide out without proper permits.”Still, Cooper said, illegal hunting and exporting of the bears is not widespread.“Inuit hunters are very cognizant of the law and the need to conserve species. I’m sure there’s some poaching, but I don’t think it’s significant.”Canada exports about 200 polar bear skins a year, mostly to China. Another 20 or 30 are exported as hunting trophies.That’s down from a peak of 400 in 2013, Cooper said.Prices remain strong. A polar bear hide averages about $6,000, but an exceptionally large or attractive pelt fetches more. One sold in 2013 for more than $21,000.— Follow Bob Weber on Twitter at @row1960
APTN National NewsCHARLOTTETOWN – Parks Canada is being advised to consider revising the name of a national park in Prince Edward Island to better reflect its Mi’kmaq history, but it has also received a recommendation that the name of a military officer who wanted to kill Aboriginal people with smallpox should remain.An excerpt from a meeting of the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada last September recommended that parks officials consult with the Mi’kmaq community to see if there is a historic name for Rocky Point, where the Port-la-Joye _ Fort Amherst historic site is located.John Joe Sark, a member of the Mi’kmaq Nation traditional government, has submitted Mi’kmaq names for Parks Canada to consider, but he says he won’t be satisfied until the name of General Jeffery Amherst is scrubbed from the historic site.“They talk on one side about truth and reconciliation, but when you tell them the truth, they don’t want to do anything about it,” says Sark. “You don’t right wrongs by keeping the name of a tyrant.”Sark has been campaigning for the name change since 2008, arguing that is insulting because Amherst’s goal was to wipe out Aboriginal peoples.The board said it discussed Sark’s request at length but ultimately determined that Amherst’s name should remain because of the location’s historical ties to the British government.In a letter dated April 9 to Environment Minister Catherine McKenna, Sark disputes this justification, saying there is no historic record of Amherst spending time at Port-la-Joye.Parks Canada was not immediately available for comment Sunday.Amherst, an officer in the British Army in the mid-1700s, is considered a key architect of British victories in the Seven Years’ War for control of New France territories in North America. Several places in the U.S. and Canada, such as Amherstburg, Ont., bear his name.Amherst College in Massachusetts said last month the British military commander would no longer appear in school communications or as an unofficial mascot. Lord Jeff _ as he was known around campus _ was seen as an oppressive figure who supported using blankets infected with smallpox to kill Aboriginal email@example.com
Kolkata: At least 30 Trinamool supporters and workers suffered injuries after the bus they were travelling in plunged into a water body near Siliguri-Jalpaiguri State Highway on Sunday. The injured party workers have been admitted to hospital for treatment.The Trinamool workers were planning to take part in an election campaign meeting by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in Jalpaiguri. They had hired the bus to reach the venue of the election campaign meeting. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaAccording to local residents, on Sunday, Banerjee was scheduled to address an election campaign meeting at Churabhadar in Moynaguri from 1:30 pm. To attend the meeting, around 45 TMC supporters and workers had hired the bus from Sariam. They had started their journey in the morning to reach Churabhandar. However, after a few kilometres near Talma, the bus had a tyre burst and the driver lost his control over the steering and the vehicle plunged into a water body beside the Siliguri-Jalpaiguri State Highway. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayLocal resident ran to help the accident victims. Meanwhile, Rajgunj police station and local Trinamool leaders were informed about the accident. Police officers reached the spot shortly and rescued the injured persons. Almost all the passengers had suffered injuries but about 30 of them had suffered serious injuries. The injured persons have been rushed to Rajgunj Rural Hospital Belakoba Rural Hospital and Jalpaiguri Super Specialty Hospital. A few of them were discharged after providing necessary treatment and many are still undergoing treatment.
Sonipat: Rohit Yadav of Uttar Pradesh stole the limelight with an under-18 national record throw of 81.75m in the boys preliminary round of the second Athletics Federation of India National Javelin Throw Open Championship here Monday. The 17-year-old from Jaunpur improved on the national record of the 79.29m for boys under-18 set by Mohammed Hadeesh Apia in September 2015. Yadav had also recorded a throw of 79.83m in the SGFI National School Games in Nadiad, Gujarat, in February. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhThe final will be held on Tuesday. Haryana women trio of Poonam Rani, Monica and Shilpa Rana swept the medals with efforts of 49.53m, 42.46m and 39.89m. Poonam Rani, the 24-year-old from Jhajjar, has a clutch of All-India Inter-University crowns and has thrown over 50m. With national javelin coach Uwe Hohn and biomechanics specialist Dr. Klaus Bartonietz keenly watching the proceedings, it seemed natural that the intensity of competition was high and that there was an eagerness to showcase raw talent. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced laterMeanwhile, in the second AFI National 400m Open Championships in Lucknow, it was a teenager sprinter Vikrant Panchal (Haryana) who took the spotlight with a time of 48.06 seconds in the boys under-20 preliminary semifinals. It was the second time in the day that he breached the 49-second mark, having clocked 48.40 seconds in the preliminary heats. Haryana’s Pankaj Malik, 21, clocked the fastest time in the men’s semifinals. His time of 48.54 seconds was better than the 48.97 clocked by M Ramachandran (Tamil Nadu), in the other semifinals heats. Gujarat’s Vishal Chaturbhai had set the pace in the preliminaries with a time of 48.66 seconds.
7 December 2007The United Nations Regional Centre for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia will be inaugurated on Monday in an initiative by the world body to help the region’s countries respond more proactively to cross-border challenges and threats before they can become costlier and more difficult to control. The Centre – located in Ashgabat, the capital of Turkmenistan – is being set up by the UN’s Department of Political Affairs (DPA) as it builds on its earlier assistance to the region, including the work since 2002 of the UN Forum for Conflict Prevention in Central Asia.Known by its acronym UNRCCA, the Centre is tasked with assisting the governments of Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan “in building capacities to peacefully prevent conflict, in facilitating dialogue, and in catalyzing international support behind projects and initiatives,” according to a press release issued by DPA.The Centre will be headed by a senior Representative of the UN Secretary-General and has been awarded an initial budget of $2.3 million and a small international staff contingent.UNRCCA is expected to work closely with existing UN agencies and programmes operating in Central Asia, and also regional groups such as the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).While the Centre’s immediate priorities will be determined after further consultations with the five governments in the region, cross-border threats and challenges such as terrorism, drug trafficking, organized crime and environmental degradation are likely to be high on the agenda.B. Lynn Pascoe, the Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, will deliver a message on behalf of Mr. Ban to Monday’s inauguration ceremony, which will be followed by a two-day conference in Ashgabat on “International Cooperation in Preventive Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution.”