Fair probe sought into Umar Khan’s death

first_imgA human rights body here on Monday demanded a fair and impartial probe into the murder of dairy farmer Umar Khan in Alwar district on November 10, while questioning the claim of the police that it was the result of a fight between two gangs of criminals.The National Confederation of Human Rights Organisations (NCHRO) said though all evidence pointed that cow vigilantes were behind the attack, the police had described the attackers as members of a gang of robbers.The police have arrested two of the attackers and booked Umar’s companions Tahir and Javed in a cow smuggling case. They have since surrendered at the Govindgarh police station and are at present in judicial custody.The NCHRO, which sent its fact-finding team to the area, took exception to the police chowkis in the Mewat region doubling up as “gau raksha posts” since the BJP government took over. It demanded that Umar’s family be given ₹10 lakh as compensation, the case against Tahir and Javed be withdrawn and a Special Investigation Team (SIT) be appointed to probe into the crime in order to instil faith among the people of Mewat region in the law enforcement system.last_img read more

London Olympics: Florent Manaudou wins gold in 50m freestyle swimming

first_imgFrench swimmer Florent Manaudou shot to the Olympic 50m freestyle gold, consigning defending champion Cesar Cielo to his first major final defeat in four years. Manaudou won in 21.34 seconds, with American Cullen Jones taking the silver two tenths of a second slower on Friday.World record holder Cesar Cielo took bronze in 21.59, tapping home just five hundredths of a second behind Jones.Cielo has not been beaten in 50m since winning gold in Beijing.Asked whether he could believe he had won the gold, the 21-year-old Manaudou, the younger brother of women’s Olympic gold medallist Laure Manaudou, didn’t hesitate.”If I didn’t believe it, I wouldn’t be in an Olympic final. I was very relaxed. I think it’s the secret, being relaxed,” he said.He admitted, however, that he wasn’t sure he had the gold in the bag when he touched home.”I didn’t know. In the 50m it’s very quick, you don’t look. I saw the light come on. I knew I was going to be on the podium, which was great, but I didn’t know I would be first.”last_img read more

Asia Cup: Indian men’s hockey team meet Japan in opener

first_imgThe Indian men’s hockey team will take on Japan as they open their campaign in the Asia Cup 2017 here at the Maulana Bhashani National Stadium in Dhaka on Wednesday.Though India are clear favourites for the title and interestingly also have the backing of the local crowd who welcomed the team with loud cheers during their practice match on Monday against Oman, they need to bring their top game to every match to ensure they top Pool A which will also see Bangladesh and Pakistan in the fray.”The opening match of the tournament is always challenging because we need to get over the early nervousness and find our rhythm. We have had two good practice sessions on the main pitch and even played a practice match against Oman. The team is upbeat and ready for the first challenge,” stated skipper Manpreet Singh on the eve of their first match.India previously played Japan in the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup earlier this year where they beat them 4-3. It’s Japan’s ability to play fast-paced hockey with good attack that makes them an unpredictable team. At the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup they set up a shocking 3-2 win over World No.2 Australia.”We have seen how they play and they are definitely one of the fastest improving sides in Asia. We can never take Japan to be an easy team,” expressed Manpreet.India’s defence line-up saw a minor change with the experienced Kothajit Singh missing out due to an injury. “But we are now joined by Amit Rohidas who has just returned from a good outing at the Australian Hockey League and he did well during India’s tour of Belgium and Holland so we don’t see Kothajit’s absence as a set-back,” explained Manpreet.advertisementOn the other hand, Japanese National Coach Siegfried Aikman minced no words when he said that every team stands a chance to make the final in this tournament. “It’s a major tournament which gives us the opportunity to play at the highest level. The World Cup qualifier makes it even more challenging for us but reality learns that we need to know our place in the ranking. We stand for a huge challenge to compete with outstanding teams in our group. However, this is sports and in sports its always possible to flip the script. So, let’s wait and see,” he stated.Speaking about India in the tournament, Aikman said, “I think that India has the best chances as the highest ranked team in this tournament. But behind India almost all countries can surprise. As I said before we don’t come only to participate we came to achieve our goals.”last_img read more

Mitchell Starc- the unstoppable force that can lead Australia to World Cup glory

first_imgIt’s June 2018. Australia are in England for 5 ODIs and a one-off T20I against the hosts. This is just a couple of months after their horrendous Test series loss in South Africa , a series which was headlined by 3 players being banned from the game. The events of Newlands clearly had a big impact on the Australian side as they were blanked out by England in all the 6 matches.Cut to an year later. It’s the World Cup, and Australia are defending their title, having won the tournament 5 times already. After their comprehensive 86-run victory over New Zealand on Saturday, the defending champions find themselves on the top of the World Cup points table and have already secured a semi-final berth. The successful returns of banned duo Steven Smith and David Warner notwithstanding, there has been an unstoppable force which is responsible for the change in team’s fortunes – Mitchell Starc.Starc took his 2nd 5-wicket haul in World Cup 2019 against New Zealand, taking his tournament tally to 24. If you add his 22 scalps from the 2015 edition, Starc with 46 wickets now lies 6th in the all-time list of highest wicket-takers in World Cup history. That’s a surreal feat for a player who has just featured in 2 World Cups.Top 5 wicket-takers in World Cup history (matches in brackets):Glenn McGrath – 71(39)Muttiah Muralitharan – 68(40)Wasim Akram – 55(38)Lasith Malinga – 52(27)Chaminda Vaas – 49(31)Mitchell Starc – 46(16)Starc now has his compatriot Glenn McGrath’s World Cup record of most wickets in a single edition (26 wickets in 2007), firmly in sights and the luxury of a possible 3 more matches this year to surpass it. But the bowler himself has the bigger picture in mind.advertisementAt the post-match press conference, when asked about what overtaking McGrath would mean for him, Starc replied: “Not much if we don’t win the World Cup.” But the kind of success Australia are enjoying at the moment, one shouldn’t be surprised if Starc overtaking McGrath coincides with a 6th World Cup glory for his side.A few months ago, Starc was not even part of the side when Australia started their ODI resurgence while securing a 3-2 ODI series win in India. Starc was still nursing niggles when Australia next blanked Pakistan 5-0 in UAE.”From all reports, it’s been a fantastic feel around the group in the UAE and India,” Starc said after the New Zealand game, “and to play some fantastic cricket heading into that April break, was probably the momentum that the group was after heading into this tournament.”Now with another World Cup title in his sights and a chance to break the record of arguably the best fast bowler ever, Starc can only be expected to up the ante in the semi-final. Opposition batsmen beware, an unstoppable force is coming.Also Read | World Cup 2019: Australia seal top 2 finish after thrashing New Zealand at Lord’sAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Aaron Finch hails Alex Carey, Usman Khawaja after Australia beat New Zealandlast_img read more

9 months agoBurnley boss Dyche delighted with Hendrick for victory over Fulham

first_imgBurnley boss Dyche delighted with Hendrick for victory over Fulhamby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBurnley boss Sean Dyche praised Jeff Hendrick’s performance for victory over Fulham.Hendrick, playing in an unfamiliar right midfield role, had two first half efforts deflected in off Joe Bryan and Denis Odoi to cancel out Andre Schurrle’s stunning second minute goal.And once ahead the Clarets dug in to make it nine points from nine in their new year resurgence.Dyche beamed: “I thought Jeff put a sterling shift in today.“We ask a lot of Jeff and some people question him, but he plays all over the place and continues to play hard and do a great job for us.”I hope they give him the (first) goal because it was on target.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Scuffle breaks out in Bhatpara as cops halt rally of CPM Congress

first_imgKolkata: A scuffle between Congress, CPM workers and policemen broke out during a joint rally at Bhatpara on Tuesday. The two parties were demanding restoration of peace after a string of violent incidents in the city.Bhatpara and Kankinara have been on edge since May 19 when the final phase of Lok Sabha polls concluded. Last week, two persons were killed a political clash in Bhatpara. The TMC and BJP had accused each other for fomenting violence in the city. Also Read – City bids adieu to Goddess Durga On Tuesday, the Congress and CPM alleged that police obstructed their rally despite obtaining a permission for it. The rally, which started from Kankinara station towards Bhatpara police station, was led by state Congress president Somen Mitra, state CPM secretary Surjyakanta Mishra, Left Front chairman Biman Bose and others. However, they were stopped by police soon after starting the rally. Police had put up barricades to prevent them from moving further. However, workers of both parties broke the barricades and marched ahead. They were again stopped near Bhatpara Police station where another scuffle ensued. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellers A senior police officer said the rally was stopped as prohibitory orders under section 144 of CrPC were imposed in the area. The political parties claimed they had permission for the rally. Rapid Action Force and Combat Force were deployed to defuse the tension. Later, Congress and CPM leaders submitted a memorandum to Bhatpara police officers to restore peace and normalcy. “We have asked police to ensure that people live peacefully here, and there is no obstruction in their day-to-day life,” said Biman Bose. The leaders also gave a seven-day ultimatum to police to bring back normalcy. “If peace is not restored within seven days, we will launch a bigger movement,” said Somen Mitra. (With inputs from Indian Express)last_img read more

Imran Khan welcomes PM Modis greetings on Pakistan National Day

first_imgIslamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has welcomed his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi’s greetings on the eve of its National Day, saying time has come to begin a “comprehensive dialogue” between the two countries to address and resolve all issues, including the “central issue” of Kashmir. According to official sources in New Delhi, Prime Minister Modi sent a letter to Khan, greeting people of Pakistan on the eve of its National Day and highlighting the importance of a terror-free South Asia. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details Modi, in his message, said it was time for the people of the sub-continent to work together for a democratic, peaceful, progressive and prosperous region, in an atmosphere free of terror and violence, they said. Khan, in a tweet, welcomed Modi’s message and said the time has come to begin a comprehensive dialogue between the two countries to address and resolve all issues, including Kashmir. “I welcome PM Modi’s message to our people. As we celebrate Pakistan Day I believe it is time to begin a comprehensive dialogue with India to address & resolve all issues, esp the central issue of Kashmir, & forge a new relationship based on peace & prosperity for all our people,” Khan tweeted on Friday. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday India has made it clear to Pakistan that cross-border terror attacks and talks cannot go hand in hand. India last year called off a planned meeting of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and her Pakistani counterpart Shah Mahmood Qureshi on the sidelines of the annual session of the UN General Assembly in New York after blaming Pakistan-based entities for killing of three special police officers in Kashmir. Earlier, Khan also tweeted Modi’s message. “Received msg from PM Modi: ‘I extend my greetings & best wishes to the people of Pakistan on the National Day of Pakistan. It is time that ppl of Sub-continent work together for a democratic, peaceful, progressive & prosperous region, in an atmosphere free of terror and violence’,” Khan said. Modi’s message to Khan came in the midst of severe strain in ties between the two nuclear-armed neighbours following the Pulwama attack and the subsequent air strikes by India on a Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terror camp in Pakistan’s Balakot. Significantly, India Friday boycotted a reception at the Pakistan High Commission here to mark Pakistan’s National Day, objecting to invites extended to several separatist leaders from Jammu and Kashmir for the event. The official sources in New Delhi said the prime minister sends a customary message on National Days to other heads of state and government and added that his message to Khan highlighted the importance of a terror-free South Asia. Tensions between India and Pakistan escalated after a suicide bomber of Pakistan-based terror group JeM killed 40 CRPF personnel in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district in February 14. India launched a counter-terror operation in Balakot. The next day, Pakistan Air Force retaliated and downed a MiG-21 in an aerial combat and captured its pilot, who was handed over to India on March 1. Every year on March 23, Pakistan celebrates its National Day commemorating the Lahore Resolution passed on March 23, 1940 and the adoption of the first constitution of Pakistan on March 23, 1956.last_img read more

In a first UK voters oust criminal MP

first_imgLondon: Voters in eastern England will elect a new member of parliament next month after ejecting the incumbent in the first move of its kind, it was announced Thursday. Fiona Onasanya lost her seat after voters in the city of Peterborough signed a recall petition triggered by her conviction for lying over a speeding offence. The 35-year-old was expelled from the main opposition Labour party after she was jailed for three months in January for perverting the course of justice. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince Salman ‘snubbed’ Pak PM Imran, recalled his private jet from US: ReportShe had hoped to continue as an independent MP, but 28 per cent of eligible voters signed the petition, well over the 10 percent threshold required to oust her. MPs who receive sentences of less than a year in prison are not automatically excluded from parliament. Following the announcement of the results on Wednesday night, Labour moved a motion in the House of Commons on Thursday for a new election for June 6. It is fielding a new candidate, but is likely to face intense competition in a marginal seat complicated by shifting political allegiances over Brexit. Also Read – Iraq military admits ‘excessive force’ used in deadly protestsOnasanya took the seat from Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservatives in 2017 by a majority of just 607 votes, and the party will fight hard to win it back. But Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party is also hoping to capitalise on the strong anti-EU feeling in Peterborough to try to win its first seat in the House of Commons. Farage himself — a major campaigner in the 2016 referendum on leaving the EU — is reportedly not planning to stand. “We will give it our best shot,” he tweeted. Onasanya is the first MP to be removed by the recall process, which was introduced by former prime minister David Cameron in 2015. It applies to MPs convicted of an offence and sentenced to jail, suspended from the Commons for at least 10 sitting days, or found guilty of false expenses claims. Onasanya had claimed someone else was driving her car when it was caught speeding in July last year.last_img read more

Southern Africa UN says food crisis threatens to become humanitarian catastrophe

The unfolding food crisis in southern Africa threatens to become a major humanitarian catastrophe if an immediate and adequate response is not mounted, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned today.”In a region already bearing the full brunt of the HIV/AIDS pandemic, the food crisis presents a new and ominous threat to the survival of the most vulnerable – the children and women,” said Urban Jonsson, UNICEF’s Regional Director for Eastern and Southern Africa, in a statement issued today. He added that “a rapid assessment of nutritional status undertaken by UNICEF in Malawi last month shows that some 45,000 children are facing severe malnutrition, with the situation likely to worsen in the 2002-2003 lean season.” According to UNICEF, reviews of under-five and antenatal clinic records are showing that moderate malnutrition levels are also rising and the trend is likely to continue and probably worsen due to poor maize harvest caused by drought and floods. The Malawi assessment shows that the number of children presenting moderate malnutrition at under-five clinics in the last six months has trebled, the UN agency notes, adding that the trend is the same with pregnant and lactating women. Even more alarming, UNICEF warns, is the finding that some of the moderately malnourished children are deteriorating due to severe malnutrition. Six countries in the sub-region – Malawi, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Mozambique, Lesotho and Swaziland – have all reported significant food deficits. UNICEF says it has provided supplementary and therapeutic feeding to children and fortified maize meal to pregnant and breastfeeding women at various centres in Malawi, Zimbabwe and Zambia. It is also working with governments in the region to conduct door-to-door measles vaccination campaigns to prevent potential outbreaks, as well as providing water and sanitation supplies to counter a cholera outbreak that has so far claimed over 600 lives. The agency notes that it is working with its partners to ensure that children, especially girls, can continue attending school while efforts are ongoing to assess the extent of disruption to their lives in order to implement special protection measures. read more

Betway admits offering customers free bets in exchange for online reviews

A gambling firm has admitted handing out free bets to customers in exchange for online reviews. Betway offered the incentive of a £5 wager if a customer leaves feedback for it on Britain’s biggest review site, Trustpilot, leading to a reported surge in five-star ratings. The bookmaker said the offer applied to both “positive and negative reviews” after it was accused by the deputy leader of the Labour Party of compromising the industry’s credibility. An analysis by The Times found Betway had gone from receiving eight five-star reviews on Trustpilot in June 2016 to 565 last month – with more than 6,000 top-rated reviews overall.Betting customers have been offered the incentive since 2017, the newspaper reported. Among the feedback which has helped lift Betway to a 4.3 rating out of 5 are several comments which make no sense, including one saying: “Good morning gofofofokfof”.Trustpilot claimed the offer was within their guidelines as customers were not being encouraged to leave only positive reviews. But Tom Watson, the Labour MP, told The Times: “The credibility of any industry depends on a culture of integrity and trust. “When it comes to the gambling industry, this has too often been in short supply.  A spokesman for Betway said: “Like many companies we encourage customers to leave reviews and in accordance with Trustpilot’s guidelines we sometimes offer incentives. These incentives are offered for both positive and negative reviews.“We work closely with Trustpilot to challenge fake reviews or incorrect information, although it is Trustpilot’s responsibility to monitor and remove fake reviews; or those which don’t make sense.”A spokesman for Trustpilot said: “We have looked at how Betway runs its incentive and have no evidence to suggest that Betway is using incentives to request only positive reviews. Their invitation templates currently fall in line with our guidelines.” 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. “Incentivising customers through sham bonuses is bad enough, but when coupled with encouraging false reviews, all credibility is lost.”There was also evidence that many of the reviews on Trustpilot had been written specifically to claim the bet, as Betway suggested customers posted their username with the feedback.More than 40 reviews reportedly had the word “username” included in them.  read more

Heaven in a glass

first_imgAs the mercury continued to soar high, Dilli Haat had one ready solution to beat it all. The Sharbat Mela took over the Capital through the 30 May to 1 June weekend as Delhi Tourism opened up stalls at INA Dilli Haat to treat the citizens. The venue witnessed hundreds of visitors walking in to enjoy the drinks on offer and of course the food stalls, that make Dilli Haat a one-stop destination for the Capital’s foodies, had the perfect dishes to accompany the cooling offerings. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The idea behind organising this mela is to provide Delhiites with a cool, natural escape from the heat. There were a variety of traditional drinks and flavors available at the mela such as thandai, sattu, kokam panna, lassi, jaljeera, chuski, faluda kulfi, lemon, kevda, rose, sandal, mint as well as modern drinks such as mango shake. There are more than 40 different kinds of drinks to treat the visitors and make them forget for a while that it was summer. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThis year’s special attraction of Sharbat Mela is the organic squashes and juices from Navdanya and Yamu’s Panchayat. There were also drinks made of Ladakh Himalayan Berries, Sea Buckthorn and Rhododendron juice. These juices are refreshing as well as very healthy.  Fruits and plant juices organically grown like Mango, Ginger, Litchi, Pudina Squash were also available at the Sharbat Mela. Apart from enjoying the variety of drinks on offer, various folk dances and cultural programmes were also being organised to keep the crowd entertained as they sipped their drinks and enjoyed the food. There were folk dance performances by Sahitya Kala Parishad every evening during the event. With the advent of Sharbat Mela, the visitors were able to taste some of the most exquisite drinks and soothe themselves. The heat wave took a breather as Delhiites cooled off at Dilli Haat. And now we cannot wait for next year!last_img read more

Accident leaves 30 injured

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite DID YOU KNOW?Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter  why not join us there? Two taxis were involved in a collision at the intersection entering Ezakheni via Protea Drive this afternoon.Multiple injuries were reported. 30 people were treated at the scene and then transported to hospital by Sharaj Ambulance Services and EMS.Public Safety and police were also on scene.last_img read more

Severe rainfall forces dozens of tourists into evacuation shelter in Kauai

first_img LIHUE, Hawaii — Dozens of people are stranded at a Red Cross shelter on Kauai after a storm dropped over 2 feet of rain, causing massive flooding and grounding rescue helicopters.Hawaii Gov. David Ige issued an emergency proclamation for the island where heavy rainfall damaged or flooded dozens of homes in Hanalei, Wainiha, Haena and Anahola.About 40 people – mostly tourists – were stranded Sunday at Hanalei Elementary School, where the American Red Cross had opened an evacuation shelter. They briefly ran out of food and water.Coralie Chun Matayoshi, chief executive officer of the Red Cross in Hawaii, said the county’s Department of Parks and Recreation offered to deliver food to the evacuees by personal watercraft, but a nearby business was also dealing with flooding and unable to provide the supplies to be delivered. The Hawaii Guard offered to deliver food by air, but the weather kept the helicopters grounded.Officials will continue rescue efforts when the weather improves.More news:  Venice to ban cruise ships from city centre starting next monthThe Kauai Fire Department was co-ordinating with the Coast Guard and the Honolulu Fire Department to provide air and search and rescue operations on the North Shore.The National Weather Service recorded almost 27 inches (68 centimetres) of rainfall in a 24-hour period in Hanalei.Kauai County spokeswoman Sarah Blane said county officials had to call in off-duty firefighters, police officers and lifeguards Saturday night to rescue about a half-dozen people who were trapped by rising floodwaters in Hanalei.The American Red Cross opened evacuation shelters at Kapaa Middle School, the Church of the Pacific in Princeville and at the elementary school.There were no immediate reports of injuries. Tags: Hawaii, Travel Alert Monday, April 16, 2018 Share Severe rainfall forces dozens of tourists into evacuation shelter in Kauai << Previous PostNext Post >> Source: The Associated Presslast_img read more

EU extends sanctions against Russia by 6 months

first_img Top Stories New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies The ministry said it was wrong to hold Russia fully responsible for the implementation of the Ukraine peace agreement and that the key to a settlement was in Kiev’s hands.The ministry also said “it looks particularly cynical” that the EU made the decision on June 22, the date in 1941 when Nazi Germany invaded the Soviet Union. Russia still holds memorial services on this day.“We would like to believe that this is a coincidence, not a specially designed step,” the ministry statement said.German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said the extension of sanctions was already likely before Monday’s gathering.“In other words, all countries agreed,” he told reporters during a break in the EU talks. “Because as long as the Minsk agreement is not fulfilled and also Russia has some responsibility for that, it was agreed that the measures would be extended.”EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said the move to roll over the sanctions against Russia was “not an easy or a business-as-usual decision.”NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed the EU’s decision, and predicted that the array of punitive measures imposed by the West would “change the behavior of Moscow.” 3 international destinations to visit in 2019 Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Luxembourg’s Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn, center, speaks with Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics, left, and European Union High Representative Federica Mogherini during a meeting of EU foreign ministers at the EU Council building in Luxembourg on Monday, June 22, 2015. Ministers meet on Monday to discuss among other issues, migration and Russia. (AP Photo/Charles Caratini) Natural spring cleaning tips and tricks for your home Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility EU sanctions “are a strong signal and a clear message that it has consequences when a country behaves in the way Russia has done in Ukraine,” he told a news conference in Brussels. He said Western sanctions were having a clear impact on Russia’s economy.___Christoph Noelting in Luxembourg, John-Thor Dahlburg in Brussels, and Lynn Berry in Moscow contributed to this report.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. LUXEMBOURG (AP) — The European Union on Monday extended economic sanctions against Russia until January to keep pressure on Moscow over the conflict in eastern Ukraine, drawing a rebuke and a warning of retaliation from Russian officials.An EU statement said the decision was taken without debate by the bloc’s foreign ministers at a meeting in Luxembourg, in response to “Russia’s destabilizing role in eastern Ukraine.” 5 people who need to visit the Ultrastar Multi-tainment Center The sanctions, along with U.S. and other Western measures against Russia, have contributed to a softening of the Russian economy at a time when the price of oil that is crucial to its economic output has also fallen. The sanctions have also put a pinch on some of Russia’s key EU trading partners.The sanctions include limits to access on some financial markets, a ban on certain technologies and exchanges between the bloc and Russia in energy and defense sectors. Enacted last July and reinforced in September, the sanctions had been due to expire in July.They are now expected to expire on Jan. 31.In response, Russia is expected to extend its ban on the import of many agricultural products from the EU, which was imposed as a countermeasure to the EU sanctions.“Since they were extended, we will act on the principle of reciprocity,” said Dmitry Peskov, spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin.Fighting between Ukrainian forces and Russian-backed rebels has killed more than 6,400 people in eastern Ukraine and persists despite a cease-fire agreed in Minsk, Belarus, in February that calls for the pullback of heavy weapons from the front line.The Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement Monday it was “deeply disappointed that once again in the EU, the view of the Russophobic lobby has prevailed” in the extension of the “illegal restrictions.” Comments   Share   Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall Sponsored Stories last_img read more

Morocco receives 95 million tourists from January to September 2018

first_imgMorocco received 9.5 million tourists and saw an increase in arrivals by 8% from January to September as compared to the same period in 2017, as per the statistics released by the Tourism Observatory.Morocco received tourists majorly from Italy and U.S., rising up to 15% each, followed by Germany and France with an increase of 11% and 8% respectively. The country saw an increase of 3% in tourist arrivals from the Netherlands.Compared to the period of January to September 2017, the similar period in 2018 saw an increase of 9% in overnights stays at hotels in Morocco.Overnight stays Marrakech and Agadir cities increased by 10% and 9% respectively.Other Moroccan cities like Tangier, Fez and Rabat also saw an increase in overnight stays with an increase of 10%, 21% and 11% respectively.last_img read more

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first_img Top Stories Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The deal is for one year.Shaughnessy, 26, is a four-year pro out of Wisconsin whom the Raiders selected in the third round of the 2009 draft. 0 Comments   Share   The Arizona Cardinals have added another free agent. The news was first broken by one of the player’s new teammates.Happy to see we signed my longtime friend and college teammate Matt shaugnessy. Cards making moves #birdgang— O’Brien (@Ob_Scho) March 15, 2013 Last season, Shaughnessy started all 16 games for the Raiders, compiling 31 total tackles and 3.5 sacks. In his career, the 6-foot-5, 285 pound defensive end has 123 total tackles and 15.5 sacks. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retireslast_img read more

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