‘Lesson learned’: Early setbacks in 2019 won’t deter Team Lakay

first_imgFrom left: Team Lakay’s Joshua Pacio, Geje Eustaquio, Mark Sangiao, Kevin Belingon, Eduard Folayang, and Stephen Loman hoist their hardwares. Denison Rey A. Dalupang/INQUIRERTeam Lakay head coach Mark Sangiao isn’t the type who dwells on the past especially if it involves his fighters losing two world titles in just a six-day span.Instead, Sangiao would rather focus on the present and future of his prized warriors.ADVERTISEMENT View comments ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war But if there’s a blueprint for Team Lakay to follow and overcome adversities, the famed stable doesn’t need to look far.“These setbacks are not a reason for us to stop. Like Geje Eustaquio said, Eduard Folayang didn’t become a world champion until he was 34 years old,” he said.“This is a lesson learned. We have such huge respect for ONE Championship and we are very thankful to the organization for giving us these opportunities.”Sangiao has no doubt his fighters have what it takes to bounce back.“Others wouldn’t know what it took us to get here,” Sangiao said. “It’s so hard for us, but we have to remain positive and rise again.”ADVERTISEMENT PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss MOST READ Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town LATEST STORIES Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusationscenter_img “Things happen, it’s been done. We can be mad, but doing so could only lead to losing ourselves. There is no going back so the best thing to do is to work hard again. My only plea is to give the athletes what they deserve. It’s painful,” Sangiao said.“Like I said, what they do is not easy. They have to go through so many sacrifices and what they do is something that ordinary people can’t do. The hardship they go through each day is unreal. So again, I hope they give the athletes what they rightfully deserve.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsLast Friday, Geje Eustaquio lost his ONE world flyweight title to Brazilian rival Adriano Moraes before a hometown crowd at Mall of Asia Arena.Eustaquio’s unanimous decision loss also came just six days after teammate Joshua Pacio yielded the strawweight strap to Japanese strongman Yosuke Saruta in Jakarta, Indonesia by split decision. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Dani Ravena has had enough of bashers saying her family paid for spot in Ateneo roster US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrantslast_img read more

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Hrithik to don new look for Ashutosh Gowariker’s Mohenjodaro

first_imgHrithik RoshanWhat happens when a film goes back in time to thousands of years? Ask Ashutosh Gowariker, who has decided to create yet another epic movie, Mohenjo-Daro, on the 5,000-year-old city that remains a historical puzzle. A smart choice. The Jodhaa Akbar director won’t face the long arm of the,Hrithik RoshanWhat happens when a film goes back in time to thousands of years? Ask Ashutosh Gowariker, who has decided to create yet another epic movie, Mohenjo-Daro, on the 5,000-year-old city that remains a historical puzzle. A smart choice. The Jodhaa Akbar director won’t face the long arm of the law or people baying for his blood this time around. Here’s what you can expect.What language did they use? No one knows, except that, well, they did not speak Hindi. New research shows their script to be an old version of Tamil.Kareena KapoorGet ready for a very different Hrithik. He will have to sport a beard, if not a shaved upper lip (say historians), long hair (he looks nice in that) held in place by a hairband or in a bun (Mohenjo-Daro men did that a lot) and wear a toga, with one bare shoulder. Weird, but leaves plenty of scope for the Greek God of Bollywood to show off his muscles.Sonakshi SinhaThe Censor Board will be aghast if the film is too close to history. Remember the bronze dancing girl of Mohenjo-Daro? She had bangles all the way up one arm and nothing else on. Women in those days mostly went around naked or in tiny skirts.Expect a Bond girl moment at the Great Bath of Mohenjo-Daro, the world’s first swimming pool, with a skimpily clad heroine stepping out of the water and breaking into a song.Priyanka ChopraBut who will be the heroine? A cat fight is on between three beauties-Kareena Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra and Sonakshi Sinha-for the plum role. Check out some ancient figurines. Who do you think has the best chance?advertisementlast_img read more

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Birmingham appoint former Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp as manager

first_imgChampionship side Birmingham City appointed former Tottenham Hotspur boss Harry Redknapp as manager until the end of the season, as a replacement for Gianfranco Zola.Redknapp, who at 70 becomes the oldest manager in English football, guided Tottenham to Champions League qualification in the 2009-10 season.His last foray into management was a two-match spell in charge of the Jordan national team in March last year.”I got fed up sitting around doing nothing. I will come and live up here until the end of the season,” Redknapp told TalkSPORT on Tuesday.”If I can keep them up then we can sit down and talk about going forward.”Former Italy international Zola resigned after a 2-0 home defeat to Burton Albion that left Birmingham three points off the relegation zone.They are in 20th position and play Aston Villa on Sunday.last_img read more

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Vivo Y75 with 18:9 FullView display, Face Wake, 16-megapixel selfie camera launched

first_imgThe Vivo V7+ and Vivo V7 have been available in India for a few months now. In China, however, the V7+ was launched as the Y79, while a version of the V7 has been now been launched in the company’s home town as the Y75. Most of the specs of the Y75 are similar to the V7 including face unlock that is listed as Face Wake. However, the China variant sees a downgrade in the camera department. The Vivo Y75 is priced at CNY 1,598 (approx Rs 15,500) and is available in Black, Gold and Rose Gold colours.The Vivo Y75 sports a 5.7-inch HD+ (1440×720) display with an 18:9 aspect ratio. The handset is powered by an octa-core processor coupled with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage, which is expandable up to 256GB via a microSD card. The dual-SIM smartphone houses a 3000mAh battery and runs on Android 7.1 with FunTouch OS 3.2 on top.Also Read: Vivo V7+: Full specs, top features, India price & everything you need to knowThe optics for the Y75 have been downgraded compared to the V7. Y75 consumers in China will get a 13-megapixel rear camera instead of the 16-megapixel sensor on the V7, and a 16-megapixel front-facing camera instead of the impressive 24-megapixel sensor, which was one of the biggest highlights of the V7. The Y75 also comes with a Face Wake feature that lets you unlock the phone by looking at it.The slightly stripped down cameras of the Y75 is perhaps why the phone has been priced marginally cheaper in China compared to the V7 launched in India at Rs 18,990. The handset sports the usual connectivity options like 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, GPS/ A-GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, Micro-USB and 3.5mm headphone jack to name a few. advertisementTo recall, the Vivo V7 that was launched in India was powered by 1.8GHz oct-core Snapdragon 450 processor with 4GB of RAM. Apart from its near bezel-less display, the handset highlighted a whopping 24-megapixel front-facing camera with LED flash. Over on the back it featured a 16-megapixel sensor with support for LED flash as well.last_img read more

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PAOK Beats Aris, Olympiakos Still 1st

first_imgTHESSALONIKI, Greece — Lucas scored a goal and assisted on another to help PAOK beat crosstown rival Aris 3-1 in the Greek league on Nov. 24. PAOK dominated the game, but it was Aris which opened the scoring against the run of play on a swift counterattack in the 59th minute.PAOK goalie Panayotis Glykos failed to hold on to a point-blank shot by Michalis Manias and Chigozie Udoji pounced on the rebound to score.Lucas came in for Dimitris Salpingidis in the 68th and four minutes later equalized in exactly the same way, netting the rebound after goalkeeper Socrates Dioudis failed to block Lino’s shot.Klaus Athanassiadis gave PAOK the lead in the 80th, also in a similar manner after Dioudis deflected Miroslav Stoch’s shot into his path. Zvonimir Vukic, another substitute, closed the scoring in the 90th with a header from Lucas’ corner kick.PAOK remained six points behind league leader Olympiakos, 4-1 winner at Panthrakikos, and seven ahead of third-place Atromitos, which beat last-place Veria 1-0 on Nov. 23. Aris is second to last.Also on Nov. 24, Panathinaikos beat Giannena 3-1 in front of empty stands, as punishment for crowd trouble, to shake off the visitors and claim sole possession of fourth place, a point behind Atromitos.Xanthi defeated Panetolikos by the same score, newcomer Kalloni beat Platanias 1-0 and Asteras prevailed by the same score at Ergotelis.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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Media Coverage of the 2010 NTL

first_imgTo view the latest stories, please click on the following links:http://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au/story/2010/03/10/young-touch-team-high-on-confidence/http://www.thechronicle.com.au/story/2010/03/10/regional-team-on-their-own/http://www.news-mail.com.au/story/2010/03/10/age-is-no-issue-for-zac-in-ntl-tilt/http://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au/story/2010/03/09/woman-takes-charge-of-touch-team/last_img

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Lees To Referee First Super 15 Game

first_imgLees, who is a Sydney Uni Touch member as well as the Varsity Women’s Premier League coach, will referee the Melbourne Rebels versus the Bulls match at AAMI Park at 7.40pm on Friday night. Lees will be making his Super Rugby debut with the whistle in tonight’s match. He was named as one of five debutants picked in the SANZAR referee team last November. Touch Football Australia would like to wish Lees the best of luck for tonight’s game.last_img

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Which football club is the richest in the world?

first_imgLiving in an era of football where money defines pretty much all corners of the sport, where defenders are being bought and sold for as much as £80 million (€88m/$108m), finances mean everything. Each transfer window brings bigger sums, and the prices don’t seem to be dropping anytime soon. Once considered a large amount, £50m (€55m/$61m) payouts for players have been deemed as the norm, and player contracts grow even more lucrative with each passing year.  But which football club is the richest in the world?  Article continues below Editors’ Picks 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? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? The Deloitte Football Money League, now in its 22nd edition, ranks the top 20 clubs by revenue in world football. Deloitte’s findings in the latest edition of their Football Money League, published in January 2019, show that Real Madrid are the richest club in the world after they generated €750.9m (£685.1m/$833.6m) in revenue in the 2017-18 season, which set a new record.The revenue figures are extracted from the annual financial statements of the company or group that owns each club, along with other direct sources, for the 2017-18 season. There are a multitude of ways to measure a club’s financial performance, but for Deloitte, revenue has been used as the most easily available and comparable measure of financial performance.  Los Blancos were followed by rivals Barcelona (€690.4m) and Manchester United (€666m). The gap between the top two richest clubs was the second-largest yet, with €61.5m separating Real Madrid and Barcelona. It is the 12th time that Madrid topped the rankings, and the first time since the 2014-15 season. The club were boosted by their Champions League success, winning their third straight European title and their fourth in five years under Zinedine Zidane. Real Madrid Champions League 2018The Liga giants experienced enormous commercial growth of €54.8m, which included an increase in sponsorship and merchandising revenues, in addition to the revenue earned from their international pre-season tour matches. All 20 of the clubs represented in the standings come from Europe’s ‘big five’ leagues. Nine of the 20 teams in the rankings hail from the Premier League, while four of the teams are from Italy, three from Spain, three from Germany, and one from France. German champions Bayern are positioned after Man Utd in the fourth spot, and they are followed immediately by Abu Dhabi-owned Manchester City, Qatar-owned PSG and Premier League heavyweights Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham.”At the top, we have seen Real Madrid shatter records, becoming the first club to break the three-quarters of a billion-Euro mark and claim a record 12th Money League title in the process,” said Dan Jones, a partner in the Sports Business Group at Deloitte.He added: “Real Madrid’s outstanding financial performance in 2017-18 is built on their long history of success on the pitch, most recently three consecutive Champions League titles. This has enabled the club to continue to drive commercial revenue as the appetite to partner with Europe’s most successful clubs remains stronger than ever.”Europe’s top 20 richest football teams Pos Club 2017-18 Revenue (€m) 2016-17 Revenue (€m) 1 (2) Real Madrid 750.9  674.6 2 (3) Barcelona 690.4  648.3 3 (1) Manchester United 666  676.3 4 (4) Bayern 629.2  587.8 5 (5) Manchester City 568.4  527.7 6 (7) Paris Saint-Germain 541.7  486.2 7 (9) Liverpool 513.7  424.2 8 (8) Chelsea 505.7  428 9 (6) Arsenal 439.2  487.6 10 (11) Tottenham  428.3  359.5 11 (10) Juventus 394.9  405.7 12 (12) Borussia Dortmund 317.2  332.6 13 (13) Atletico Madrid 304.4  272.5 14 (15) Inter 280.8  262.1 15 (n/a) Roma 250  171.8 16 (16) Schalke 243.8  230.2 17 (20) Everton 212.9  199.2 18 (n/a) Milan 207.7  191.7 19 (n/a) Newcastle 201.5  99.7 20 (17) West Ham 197.9  213.3last_img read more

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Special Funds for Entities Making Value-Added Products

first_img Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says the Government is seeking to make special funds available for agricultural entities that manufacture value-added products. Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says the Government is seeking to make special funds available for agricultural entities that manufacture value-added products.“We must support agriculture that is seeking to add value, not just to take in from the soil and sell it. We want to support those businesses in agriculture that are seeking to process and add greater value,” he said.The Prime Minister was addressing the closing ceremony for the 65th Denbigh Agricultural, Industrial and Food Show in Clarendon on Monday (August 7).Mr. Holness noted that a decision was made to pump funds into the agricultural sector, as this strategy is considered one of the easiest and quickest ways to achieve growth in Jamaica.Outlining other conditions to qualify for these funds, Mr. Holness said agricultural businesses generating foreign exchange from exports would also be considered.“If I am going to move resources from one area to the next, then it is only fair that (the agricultural sector uses) the resources in ways that are going to make it better for the country – save us foreign exchange and earn us foreign exchange,” he stressed.Those businesses engaged in import substitution, especially for crops such as Irish potatoes, red peas and onions, will also be favoured.The Prime Minister urged businesses that will benefit to use the funds to get the maximum value from their products, given that the Government is operating under tight fiscal constraints and will be shifting resources from another area to agriculture.“When we give favour to one area, then another area will be deprived. So, if we move resources (into agriculture) we must have an undertaking that the farmers are going to use those resources to the fullest and give us a return equal to or greater than what we could get elsewhere,” he said.Mr. Holness further informed that discussions have been taking place with the Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ) to provide more funds for the agricultural sector, noting that he will be giving a directive to the entity’s Managing Director, Milverton Reynolds, to identify resources.He also encouraged agricultural enterprises that qualify for loans to seek to access them from the various financial entities that support the agricultural sector.“You should go to the EXIM bank, and to all the other resource windows that are there and access those funds,” he said.In the meantime, Mr. Holness urged all Jamaicans to “keep supporting our farmers, buy local, consume local and, as much as possible, support brand Jamaica”. In the meantime, Mr. Holness urged all Jamaicans to “keep supporting our farmers, buy local, consume local and, as much as possible, support brand Jamaica”. Story Highlights Mr. Holness noted that a decision was made to pump funds into the agricultural sector, as this strategy is considered one of the easiest and quickest ways to achieve growth in Jamaica.last_img read more

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CSL Completes Historic Maritime Transhipment Operation …

first_img此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 My location CSL, January 16, 2014 zoom Canada Steamship Lines (CSL) successfully completed the first ever loading of a Chinamax class dry bulk vessel in North America, performed by the CSL’s self-unloading vessel, the CSL Spirit. During this historic maritime transhipment operation in the Bay of Sept-Îles, Québec, 302,264 metric tonnes of iron ore were loaded by the CSL Spirit onto the CSB Years, one of the largest vessels in the world.“We are very proud of the key role CSL has played in this record-breaking achievement, and are grateful to the dedicated teams, both on the ground and onboard the CSL Spirit and CSB Years, for carrying out this complex operation,” stated Louis Martel, President of Canada Steamship Lines. “This massive undertaking highlights the flexibility, reliability and efficiency that can be expected from CSL’s transhipment services, and marks a significant milestone for CSL and for shipping in Canada.”Equipped with a telescopic, center-mounted discharge boom, the Panamax-sized CSL Spirit is well suited for the large-scale iron ore transhipment operation, which was performed for Cliffs Natural Resources in December 2013.“In our many years of working with CSL, Cliffs recognizes the company’s constant drive for innovation and solutions-based approaches to facing challenges head on,” remarked William Miller, Vice-President, Transportation, Cliffs Natural Resources. “CSL’s innovative spirit and technical competence gave us the confidence that the operation would be carried out efficiently, reliably, and most importantly, safely.”Once loaded, the CSB Year, owned by China Shipping Bulk Carrier Company, set sail for China where her iron ore cargo will be delivered to Wuhan Iron and Steel Company (WISCO).A pioneer in transhipment and cargo top-off operations around the globe, CSL performs and oversees such operations in Canada, Australia, Indonesia, the United States and Africa, handling more than thirty million tonnes of cargo annually. Print  Closelast_img read more

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Alberta eyes tar sands boom

first_imgAPTN National NewsOne of the world’s largest oil companies says they are running out of oil.In its annual financial report, energy giant Exxon Mobil says that for every 100 barrels of oil it has in reserves, it can only replace 95.The Alberta government sees that as its ace in the hole.APTN National News reporter Noemi LoPinto has more.last_img

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19 People Killed in Road Accidents in Moroccos Urban Areas Last

Rabat – Nineteen people were killed and 1,588 were injured, including 72 seriously, in 1,230 traffic accidents that occurred in urban areas on April 10-16, national police said.These accidents were mainly ascribed to non-control of vehicles, non-respect of priority, excessive speeding, pedestrian and driver errors and driving under the influence of alcohol, the source pointed out in a statement.Over 39,859 traffic tickets were issued by the police during the same week. The sum of fines paid by road traffic violators stood at around 5.6 million dirhams, the same source said. read more

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Stelco sees earnings boost from higher prices demand as tariff costs down

Companies in this story: (TSX:STLC)The Canadian Press HAMILTON — Stelco Holdings Inc. says it saw a significant earnings boost in the fourth quarter as both shipments and steel prices rose while it reduced tariff costs.  The company says it had a net income of $110 million, or $1.23 per share for the quarter ending Dec. 31, up from $15 million or 21 cents per share for the same quarter a year earlier.Adjusted net income came in at $100 million or $1.13 per share, which was up from $52 million a year earlier but below analyst expectations of $142 million or $1.36 according to Thomson Reuters Eikon.The company says it has been using a flexible model that allowed it to reduce costs from the U.S. metal tariffs by 41 per cent from the third quarter to $23 million.Stelco says it continues with efforts to reduce tariff exposure into 2019, and supports the Canadian government’s efforts to eliminate the tariffs as well as measures to safeguard increases of foreign imports into the Canadian market.It says it has issued a special dividend of $100 million or $1.13 on top of its regular quarterly dividend on the strength of its results. read more

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UNbacked meeting prepares plan to combat growing danger to global water supplies

21 January 2009Water supplies for over a billion people around the world are under threat from increasing populations, expanding cities, industrialization, climate change and even the rising demand for food, warned the United Nations, as delegates from more than 60 countries kicked off a meeting today in preparation for the upcoming World Water Forum. The three-day meeting in Rome continues negotiations on a global plan of action for adapting to the challenges that affect how countries manage freshwater resources, in preparation for the World Water Forum, slated for March in Istanbul.Industrial development requires more water, and as the demand for energy increases, more water will be diverted to generate hydro-electricity, noted the World Water Council, the organization that stages the triennial Forum, in a press release. The pollution of lakes, rivers and underground reservoirs reduces the amount of clean water available and along with climate change adds further pressure to the mounting strain on the stability of water supplies.In addition, “agriculture accounts for around 90 per cent of the consumption of the freshwater and is by far the biggest water user,” said Alexander Müller, Assistant Director-General for Natural Resources Management and Environment of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). “Generally, it takes between 2,000 to 5,000 litres of water to grow enough food for one person per day,” he added.As the world population is set to grow from around 6.5 billion to over 9 billion by 2050, demand for food production will increase along with the competition for scarce water resources from industry and private households.“Feeding the world in a sustainable way, also responding to growing climate change threats, requires new concepts and a strong political will to solve the world’s growing water problems,” stressed Mr. Müller.Because agriculture consumes such a large proportion of freshwater, maintaining harvests with just a one per cent decline in water consumed would create a 10 per cent increase in water availability for other sectors.“We have to radically rethink our ideas about the relationship between food, water and the environment if we are to deal with water scarcity and achieve the Millennium Development Goals [MDGs] targets,” said Pasquale Steduto, Chief of FAO’s Water Development and Management Unit.“The World Water Forum, by bringing together government officials from different sectors, civil society, private sector, consumer organizations and universities, presents a tremendous opportunity to ensure that the international agenda on water management reflects this new way of thinking,” he added.Global drought, which in part is responsible for the recent food price crisis, are predicted to become more frequent in many important food producing areas already coping with water scarcity, including the Colorado River in the United States, the Indus River in southern Asia, the Yellow River in China, the Jordan River in the Middle East, the Nile Delta in Africa and the Murray Darling River in Australia, all of which are “closed” with no possibility of using more water.“The recent food crisis has caused world leaders [to] refocus their attention on the global food system and the issue of hunger. At this meeting we hope to impress upon world leaders that sustainable water management is inextricably connected to food security,” said Mr. Steduto.“By fully integrating agriculture into the global policy debate on water, we can address a wide range of development issues, including food security, poverty reduction, environmental sustainability, clean energy and rural and urban sanitation,” he noted.Senior officials attending the meeting in Rome are expected to conclude negotiations on a global action plan, to be finalized and approved by the Ministerial Conference at the World Water Forum in Istanbul. read more

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UNs Balkan war crimes tribunal reelects President and VicePresident to new terms

28 October 2009The two most senior officials of the United Nations war crimes tribunal set up to try people accused of committing the worst offences during the Balkan conflicts of the 1990s have been elected to another stint in office, the court announced today. Judge Patrick Robinson of Jamaica and Judge O-Gon Kwon of the Republic of Korea (ROK) were re-elected on Monday as President and Vice-President by the permanent judges of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY).The tribunal, which is based in The Hague, elected President Robinson and Vice-President Kwon by acclamation to new two-year terms starting on 17 November. Both judges took up their posts on the same date in 2008.Since its establishment in 1993, the ICTY has indicted 161 people suspected of war crimes. While proceedings are ongoing against 41 of the accused, including the former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadžic, proceedings have been concluded against 120, with two suspects – Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic and the ethnic Serb politician Goran Hadžic – still at large. read more

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Bombardier workers to stage rally in Toronto over Boeing dispute will walk

TORONTO — The union representing Bombardier’s production workers says employees at the company’s aerospace plant in Toronto will walk out Wednesday — a move meant to pressure Boeing to drop a trade complaint against Bombardier.Unifor national president Jerry Dias said in a statement that the rally is intended to give workers a voice during the ongoing dispute between the two companies.He said Bombardier workers “are well aware that Boeing has no case, and that workers will end up paying the price as corporations fight this out.”Boeing has filed a trade complaint accusing Bombardier of selling its C-Series passenger jets to a U.S. airline at an unfairly low price with help from government subsidies.The U.S. International Trade Commission will release the preliminary results of its investigation next week, and a finding against Bombardier could result in fines or tariffs.Last week, Dias and Boeing officials met in Washington, D.C., where Dias encouraged Boeing to drop the complaint and seek a resolution with Bombardier. read more

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UN emergency team rushes to Bolivia to help fight flood

Following flash flooding that caused at least 69 deaths, the United Nations has dispatched a disaster assessment team to the Bolivian capital, La Paz, to coordinate emergency relief efforts, a UN spokesman announced today. The five-person team, led by UN Regional Disaster Response Adviser Ricardo Mena, is responding to a request from Bolivian President Jorge Quiroga for help, following heavy rain and a massive hail storm that caused the Choqueyapu River to burst its banks on 19 February. Initial estimates put the cost of the damage caused by this flooding at well over $1 million. The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has provided an emergency grant of $20,000 to address problems caused by the flooding, and has released a further $30,000 from trust funds under its control. The UN World Health Organization (WHO) and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) have made additional contributions of $10,000 each. read more

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Freedom of Expression Policy open for feedback

In response to the provincial government’s directive requiring each Ontario university to put in place a free speech policy by Jan. 1, 2019, the President has established an Advisory Committee on Speech to provide advice regarding Brock’s policy and implementation.The committee, which is chaired by Professor Scott Henderson and includes faculty, staff, students and senior administrators, has worked with University advisors (including Human Rights and Equity, Campus Security services and legal counsel) to develop a preliminary draft policy. Members of the University community are invited to provide feedback on the policy through the feedback form or by email to policy@brocku.caDue to the provincial government’s deadline, all feedback must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Monday Nov. 5. The Committee will consider all feedback received by that date before finalizing its report to the President. read more

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