Leicester ties biggest EPL win with 9-0 rout of Southampton

first_imgLeicester’s Jamie Vardy celebrates scoring his side’s ninth goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Southampton and Leicester City at St Mary’s stadium in Southampton, England Friday, Oct., 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)SOUTHAMPTON, England— Leicester scored five first-half goals and another four after the break to destroy 10-man Southampton 9-0 on Friday and tie the biggest win in Premier League history.Manchester United beat Ipswich by the same score in 1995, three years after the English top tier was rebranded.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:19Magalong: Albayalde also got SUV out of ‘agaw bato’ operation in 201302:11Makabayan 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? 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Kyrie Irving to the rescue as Nets fend off Knicks comeback LATEST STORIES Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester moved second in the league as Ayoze Perez and Jamie Vardy both scored hat tricks at a wet St. Mary’s stadium.“We actually found out at 6-0 when Jonny Evans came sprinting over and said if we carry on doing what we’re doing we can get the record,” Vardy told Sky Sports. “We’ve gone all the way to the end and managed to do it.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practiceSouthampton’s Ryan Bertrand became the first Premier League player to receive a red card after a VAR review for an incident in the buildup to Leicester’s first goal in the 10th minute.Leicester trails Liverpool by five points, and is ahead of third-place Manchester City by one point. Man City hosts Aston Villa on Saturday, and Liverpool hosts Tottenham in the 10th round’s standout game on Sunday. Vardy triggered an exodus of Saints fans with his second goal a minute later for 7-0, rising to head in Chilwell’s cross.With the rain continuing to pour and St Mary’s rapidly emptying, Maddison added his name to the scoresheet in the 85th. His curling free kick from just outside the box made it 8-0 — the scoreline by which Manchester City beat Watford earlier in the season.Vardy scored from the penalty spot right at the end for his hat trick as Leicester equaled the Premier League’s record winning margin in stoppage time, after Vardy had been brought down by Jan Bednarek.Southampton manager Ralph Hassenhuttl said: “I take 100% responsibility for this result. This cannot happen like this. For me, I’ve never had such an experience in my entire managing career.”As well as matching Man United’s 9-0 win against Ipswich, Friday’s rout sets a new marker for EPL away victories, exceeding United’s 8-1 win at Nottingham Forest in 1999.Southampton, which had named an unchanged lineup for the game like Leicester, dropped into the relegation zone behind 17th-place Newcastle on goal difference. The Saints haven’t won at home since April.Southampton included a tribute to the late Leicester chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha on the front of the match program, two days before the first anniversary of the helicopter crash which killed him and four other people.“The main thing that Khun Vichai ever wanted from us was to fight and win and I think you can see tonight that we’ve done that in amounts beyond what we’ve ever seen playing-wise,” said Vardy. “Credit to the boys and hopefully the boss is looking down on us.” Someone from the Philippines could win a $208 million jackpot this week! Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Ben Chilwell scored the opener for the Foxes when he side-footed home after Southampton goalkeeper Angus Gunn could only parry Harvey Barnes’ initial effort. Southampton quickly received another blow when Bertrand was ejected on review for stretching over the top of the ball with his studs making contact with Perez’s shin before the goal.It got worse for the hosts when Leicester broke down the left to make it 2-0 in the 17th after Youri Tielemans fired in a low effort from the center of the box following good work by Barnes down the left wing.Tielemans then set up Perez who made it 3-0 inside 20 minutes with his first goal for the club.Chilwell’s cross picked out Perez, whose impressive strike put the visitors 4-0 ahead in the 39th, and Vardy had time to add a fifth before the break with Southampton jeered off the field.Perez got his hat trick in the 57th. Barnes chipped the ball into the box, where Perez brought it down on his chest and slotted beyond Gunn.ADVERTISEMENT Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical Becoming his own man Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Du Plessis ton sets up big win for South Africa over Australia

first_imgStand-in captain Faf du Plessis hit 111 to set up another heavy win for South Africa over Australia, this time by 142 runs, in the second one-day international at the Wanderers on Sunday.Du Plessis was backed up by 82 from JP Duminy and 75 from Rilee Rossouw as South Africa scored 361/6 after being put in to bat by Australia.Top-ranked Australia was bowled out for 219 in less than 38 overs, with only half-centuries from David Warner (50) and Travis Head (51) to show from its batting lineup.South Africa lead the five-match series 2-0 after winning the first game by six wickets.Wayne Parnell took 3-40 for the best figures for South Africa. Australia gave two fast bowlers, Joe Mennie and Chris Tremain, their ODI debuts.last_img read more

Women’s World Cup 2019 team guide No 5: Germany

first_img Pinterest Twitter Facebook World Cup 2019: Guardian Experts’ Network Did you know?Goalkeeper Almuth Schult comes from a tiny village in Lower Saxony where her family still runs a farm. As a side business, the keeper has come to supply Wolfsburg colleagues as well as her teammates from the national team with fresh eggs. “As long as it is well received, my family is proud to be the official egg supplier of top football,” says Schult.A brief history of women’s football in Germany Share on Twitter She was put in charge of a team that is in transition. Long-time linchpins such as Annike Krahn, Melanie Behringer, Anja Mittag and Simone Laudehr are no longer there. The new leaders are players such as Wolfsburg’s powerful striker Alexandra Popp and Dzsenifer Marozsán, the magnificent Lyon playmaker. Another important player is the goalkeeper Almuth Schult, although she has struggled for form recently after a bout of measles last winter.The rest of the squad is made up of talented prospects such as Giulia Gwinn, Sara Däbritz, Lea Schüller and Lina Magull as well as seasoned veterans such as Svenja Huth and Kathrin Hendrich, giving Voss-Tecklenburg a good blend of zestful youth and experience.It is hard at the time of writing to predict what the formation and the tactics of this team will be. In her short time in charge Voss-Tecklenburg has experimented with both a back three and a back four, but the most likely formation is 4-2-3-1. In any case, Germany’s game is usually characterised by an attacking mindset and a strong physical presence that could prove critical against skilled teams like group opponents Spain and China. Share on Messenger Pinterest ‘We play for a nation that doesn’t even know our names’: Germany’s Women’s World Cup advert – video Twitter Dzsenifer Marozsán has starred for Lyon as the French club won a fourth successive Champions League last season. Photograph: Maja Hitij/Bongarts/Getty Images Women’s World Cup 2019 team guide No 3: Norway Read more CoachThe partnership of Martina Voss-Tecklenburg and the DFB is an unlikely one, and certainly one that no one would have thought possible 20 years ago. Back then Voss-Tecklenburg retired from the national team after a row with teammate and then-partner Inka Grings. Now, though, she was the preferred choice, not least because, after the disappointing tenure of the inexperienced Jones, the federation was looking for a safer option. Voss-Tecklenburg certainly fits the bill, having coached on various levels for more than 10 years and, above all, impressing with Switzerland. Among her role models she cites Liverpool’s Jürgen Klopp, whose work she was able to observe first-hand in 2011 as a guest coach during his time in Dortmund.Star playerLyon’s Dzsenifer Marozsán is universally considered one of the best women’s playmakers on the planet and, at 27, is now in her prime. The youngest player ever to appear in a Bundesliga game when she was 15, she has won the Champions League both with Frankfurt and Lyon and has been voted the best player in the French league twice – ahead of standout teammates such as Ada Hegerberg and Eugénie Le Sommer. She is back at her best despite missing three months in the summer of 2018 due to a life-threatening pulmonary embolism. Share via Email Facebook Share on LinkedIn Women’s football Giulia Gwinn, on her way to Bayern Munich after the World Cup. Photograph: Sebastian Widmann/Getty Images for DFB Share on WhatsApp Topics All they wanted was to play, when in 1930 a handful of women congregated to found the 1. Deutsche Damen-Fußball-Club, the 1st German Ladies Football Club, in Frankfurt-Sachsenhausen. It didn’t go down well, however, as passers-by grumbled and even threw stones at the players. After just one and a half years, the club disbanded, under pressure in the political climate of the emerging national socialism. Things did not improve after the war and in 1955 the DFB decided to forbid its clubs from offering women’s football – a ban that was not lifted until 1970. Only then did the women’s game gain momentum, albeit slowly. In 1974 the first national championship was played and in 1982 the first official international game. The breakthrough came seven years later, when the West Germany team (in East Germany women’s football was just an afterthought at the time) made its debut at the 1989 European Championship and promptly won a tournament they hosted. Twenty-three thousand fans attended the final against Norway in the sold-out stadium in Osnabrück, and millions more watched on TV.The DFB, sparing no expenses, rewarded the players for their effort with a coffee set each. The win marked the beginning of an impressive run for Germany’s women’s side, which saw them win two World Cups, seven European Championships and two Olympic gold medals. Their biggest moment of infamy, by contrast, came in 2011, when Germany, highly favoured to win their third World Cup title on home soil, bowed out in the quarter-finals in a huge upset at the hands of surprise champions Japan. Which player is going to surprise everyone at the World Cup?Nineteen-year-old Giulia Gwinn, who after four years at Freiburg will join Bayern Munich in the summer, has been a revelation in the run-up to the World Cup. In the friendly against Japan she impressed in an attacking role on the right wing but she can also play on the right side in a back four. She is known for her pace and is capable of contributing goals too.What is the realistic aim for Germany in France and why?With wins over France and Sweden as well as a draw against Japan in friendlies in 2019, the Martina Voss-Tecklenburg era has got off to a promising start. However, considering the short time the coach has had with the squad, it remains to be seen what this talented German team is capable of when the games matter. Anything is possible, from a third World Cup title to another early exit.Annual budget for the women’s national team (compared to men’s):The women have an estimated budget of €5m (£4.35m) while the men’s is €40m.Registered female players:200,000Jens Kirschneck is the editor of 11Freunde. Read more Share on Facebook 1:27 Play Video Women’s World Cup 2019 Germany women’s football team This article is part of the Guardian’s 2019 Women’s World Cup Experts’ Network, a cooperation between some of the best media organisations from the 24 countries who have qualified for France. theguardian.com is running previews from two countries each day in the run-up to the tournament kicking off on 7 June.OverviewGermany are currently unsure of where they stand. On the one hand, they are reigning Olympic champions; on the other they were eliminated in the quarter-finals at Euro 2017. A last-place finish at the prestigious SheBelieves Cup in the US in the spring of 2018 proved the last straw for a federation that is spoiled by success and sealed the fate of hapless head coach Steffi Jones.After securing qualification for the World Cup with the DFB’s utility man and former head coach of Germany’s men’s Under-21 and Olympic teams, Horst Hrubesch, Martina Voss-Tecklenburg is now in charge. She is 51 years old, won 125 caps for Germany in her playing days and was most recently head coach of a Switzerland team that she took from also-rans to perennial dark horses. Voss-Tecklenburg, everyone agrees, is a good choice. Far from ideal, however, is the timing of the change in leadership. As she was under contract with the Swiss federation until November 2018, she was left with only four friendlies and a handful of training camps to prepare for this World Cup. Share on Pinterest Women’s World Cup 2019 team guide No 1: France features Reuse this contentlast_img read more

Derby won’t stand in Lampard’s way amid Chelsea talks

first_imgDerby County are hoping that they can convince Frank Lampard to remain with them although will not stand in his way if Chelsea finalise talks over appointing him as their new manager.According to sources familiar with Lampard’s situation at Derby, Rams owner Mel Morris has been delighted with the work the 40-year-old has done at Pride Park and is even planning to offer him a new deal to stay put.With Lampard in charge, Derby came close to securing a place in the Premier League for the 2019-20 season, narrowly losing 2-1 to Aston Villa in the play-off final at Wembley. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? And the former Chelsea midfielder continues to be the front runner to replace Maurizio Sarri, with early talks having already taken place.Despite attempting to extend his contract, Derby are not expected to stand in Lampard’s way if the Blues firm up their interest and press ahead with talks to appoint him as their new manager.The Premier League club will, however, have to pay £3.5 million to buy him out his contract at Derby should they finalise a move for their legendary former player, with Sarri now all set to join Juventus.The Serie A champions have pushed hard to complete a deal for the Italian, with the west Londoners due to net between £2.7m and £4.5m in compensation.Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia held face-to-face talks with Juve sporting director Fabio Paratici in London last week over a two-day period and the Turin giants believe they’ve made decisive progress to secure Sarri.The likes of former Juve boss Massimiliano Allegri, Ajax head coach Erik ten Hag, Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo, Watford’s Javi Gracia and ex-Paris Saint-Germain head coach Laurent Blanc have all been considered for the top job at Stamford Bridge.However, Lampard is the favoured candidate as the Blues prepare to have to deal with a two-window transfer ban, likely meaning they will need to make more use of their loanees and youth players in the 2019-20 season.Chelsea opted not to ask for a freeze of the ban to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) after they were punished for misconduct in the transfers of under-18 overseas players.The decision to not ask for provisional measures is thought to be a strategic one as the Blues continue to deny wrongdoing and have appealed the ban as a whole. Their judicial hearing isn’t, however, going to be heard in time for them to sign new players.Elsewhere at the club, Willian has not yet signed a new two-year deal despite what has been reported in the media, with the winger focusing on his commitments with Brazil at Copa America and no announcement imminent.last_img read more

4-Star 2021 QB J.J. McCarthy Is Focused On Michigan, Northwestern

first_imgA general view of Michigan's stadium.ANN ARBOR, MI – SEPTEMBER 27: A general view of Michigan Stadium during the first quarter of the game between the Minnesota Golden Gophers and the Michigan Wolverines on September 27, 2014 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)There is a long time until he can sign with a school, but we may have a Big Ten showdown for 2021 signal caller J.J. McCarthy.The rising junior quarterback is starting to get serious hype as a prospect. While he doesn’t have ratings from every recruiting site yet, 247Sports‘ in-house rankings have him as a four-star player.He’s the No. 19 overall player in the country, and No. 2 among pro-style QBs, which means he could have a fifth star in his future as well. McCarthy is also the top player in Illinois.It sounds like he may stay relatively local for college, based on how things are going right now. A number of analysts see Michigan as J.J. McCarthy’s leader, but the Wolverines may get a run from Northwestern.He spoke to WolverinesWire about the two programs, and it is the academics that set them apart.He’s currently focused on Michigan and Northwestern, as academics are key in his opinion. The quarterback is still deciding between engineering and business for his undergraduate degree.“The coaches have been great at each school,” McCarthy told WolverinesWire. “I love both head coaches and the direction of their programs. Education is insane at both schools.”In a recent Chicago Tribune profile, he raved about the two competing coaches—Jim Harbaugh and Pat Fitzgerald—as well.“Asked which coaches have left an impression, he begins with Pat Fitzgerald, saying: ‘He is such a cool guy, such a family man and has been awesome, especially to my mom and dad. He is trying to build a powerhouse, which I love. I love his staff and his players, and it’s going to be an exciting year for them.’[…]‘You never know what you will get out of (Harbaugh),’ he says. ‘He doesn’t let the quarterbacks eat chicken because they are weak birds. I thought that was funny because I’m not a big fan of chicken. I like steak.’Harbaugh’s visit to Nazareth got canceled by the polar vortex. But McCarthy visited Ann Arbor last month for the Wolverines’ open spring practice and says he was impressed by how Harbaugh, a former NFL quarterback, interacted with his passers.‘And they’re in South Africa right now,’ McCarthy says of the team trip. ‘That is so cool.’”10 recruiting analysts have logged their predictions over at 247, and all 10 have him ending up a Wolverine. He’d follow a strong string of blue-chip quarterback recruits, in Dylan McCaffrey (2017), Joe Milton (2018), Cade McNamara (2019), and JD Johnson (2020). Toss in Ole Miss transfer and current starter Shea Patterson, and Harbaugh has done a great job of adding talent to the quarterback room. Now, he needs the results to follow.[WolverinesWire; Chicago Tribune]last_img read more

New research finds hiring disabled Canadians could boost economic growth

first_imgTORONTO – New research suggests that failing to make accessibility for people with disabilities a higher priority for Canadian businesses would cost the country billions of dollars in lost economic growth.The findings from the Conference Board of Canada focused on people with physical disabilities, a population group comprising an estimated 2.9 million Canadians that’s expected to grow to 3.6 million by 2030.The Conference Board says consumer spending from that demographic currently contributes about 14 per cent to Canada’s Gross Domestic Product, but adds that figure could be much higher if people with disabilities faced fewer barriers to participating in the workforce.They say if businesses were to make a concerted effort to become more inclusive, both by making physical environments accessible and adjusting their attitudes towards the disabled, the economic impact for the country would be significant.The research estimates the number of people with physical disabilities in the workforce could climb by 15 per cent, which could add $16.8 billion to Canada’s GDP by 2030.Advocacy groups say governments and businesses should view the findings as a call to action, adding that bolstering the bottom line through greater inclusion will also address fundamental human rights.“Wake up, Canada,” said Rick Hansen, the paraplegic athlete and advocate whose eponymous foundation commissioned the Conference Board research. “This is an opportunity that we can’t afford to miss, and we need to do it now.”The Conference Board said it arrived at its findings by combining its own original research with the Statistics Canada survey on disability, last released in 2012.To supplement Statistics Canada’s work, the board had polling firm Leger survey 497 Canadians with disabilities in an online questionnaire conducted between Feb. 15 and 24, 2017. The polling industry’s professional body, the Marketing Research and Intelligence Association, says online surveys cannot be assigned a margin of error as they are not a random sample and therefore are not necessarily representative of the whole population. Leger is an accredited member of the association.The research said Canada’s physically disabled population is currently on track to grow at double the pace of the national average, highlighting the potential spending power of a group that’s chronically underemployed. Figures from various bodies including Statistics Canada consistently show that only about half of eligible people with disabilities are able to find work compared to roughly 80 per cent of able-bodied peers.The Conference Board said removing barriers to employment would not only tackle this problem, but increase the amount of money available to this rapidly growing demographic and give newly empowered consumers more places to spend it.Increasing accessibility in workplaces would benefit not only the people who work there but the people who patronize the businesses, Hansen said, adding the research figures would be even higher if people with neurodevelopmental or mental health disabilities were included in the tally.Matthew Stewart, study co-author and Conference Board director of economics, estimated that companies that step up their accessibility efforts could not only contribute to Canada’s prosperity, but address a persistent problem plaguing the business world.“We keep talking about labour shortages, how companies are having more and more difficulty finding qualified staff,” he said. “This is a group that is underemployed and can make a significant contribution to the economy.”That’s been the case for Sedexo Canada Ltd., a global food and facilities management company with 10,000 employees in Canada.Vice-president of corporate affairs Katherine Power said ever since the company committed to hiring and supporting more people with disabilities roughly eight years ago, they’ve seen concrete improvements such as lower turnover rates, client satisfaction and workplace safety. Sedexo is hoping to hire an additional 200 disabled employees this year, she said, adding that target will keep increasing for the foreseeable future.“I’d like to say we’re doing it out of the goodness of our hearts because it’s the right thing to do, and it is all those things, but that’s not what drives a private-sector company to make a decision like this,” she said. “We’re really doing it because it makes total sense from a business perspective and we see that in our results.”Stewart noted that businesses have historically balked at the perceived cost of upgrading physical premises or implementing staff training, but said the numbers indicate the financial benefits would ultimately outweigh those expenses in the end.Kyle Rawn, senior consultant with Accessibility Professionals of Ontario, agrees. As an adviser to businesses hoping to improve their accessibility, Rawn frequently encounters reluctance to shell out for upgrades.But not all solutions need to be expensive, said Rawn, who is totally blind.While retrofitting buildings with ramps and handrails can add up, he said other steps such as ensuring adequate lighting and removing obstacles from high-traffic areas can all contribute to a more inclusive environment.He said some businesses will resist the call to action, adding enforceable government legislation and accountability measures will be key to ensuring lasting change.For businesses that get on board, however, Rawn said they must also look beyond physical environments and ensure the people who work there understand what accessibility means.“You could have the most accessible buildings in the world, but yet if you have people who are working there providing goods and services who have poor attitudes or don’t realize what they need to do to be an inclusive business, then it’s kind of all for naught.”last_img read more

Missing Mikmaw woman found alive in Knoxville Tenn expected to return home

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe search for a missing Mi’kmaw woman has ended in Knoxville, Tenn.Chrisma Joy Denny was found alive Sunday after she was reported missing in early November.“Denny is in a safe location and has agreed to stay there,” said the Knox County sheriff’s office in a press release.Police in Knoxville said they’re working with police in Canada to ensure her safe return home.Denny, 23, was reported missing in early November.But no one in her home community of Eskasoni had seen her since early September.Her family has said Denny struggled with addiction and mental illness and often took off on her own. At times, she lived on the streets in Sydney, Cape Breton. So, it wasn’t unusual to not see her for weeks at a time.Early in their investigation, police found out that Denny travelled to the United States. Her last reported sighting was in Tennessee where she had contact with the Knox County sheriff’s office.Officers in Knox County had tried to help Denny. She spent a couple of days at a shelter and was thought to have then moved on.last_img read more

Gulf Poet Sends Love Letter to Ivanka Trump

By Ellen AsermelyRabat – Amidst the chaos surrounding the election of Donald Trump last week, a different Trump has become the center of attention for some young Gulf Arab social media users: Ivanka Trump.Ivanka is Trump’s daughter, the second of three children with his ex-wife Ivana. According to Al Arabiya English, an unnamed poet from one of the GCC countries posted a short video on YouTube, titled “For the eyes of Ivanka Trump.” The video is a love letter to the future US First Daughter and has been viewed more than 125,000 times.In his video, the poet says “For the eyes of Ivanka Trump…who has captured and made us forget all our differences. She has controlled all of our hearts before her father took over power.”Donald Trump has often mentioned his daughter’s beauty during his campaign. Despite the divisive rhetoric surrounding the Arab world during Trump’s campaign, maybe this poet’s sentiment for Ivanka is something both the Gulf Arab youth and Donald Trump can agree on. read more

Moroccos Coalition Government to Be Formed by Next Week

Rabat – Saad Eddine Othmani, new appointed Head of Government, is reportedly expected to form the government by the end of this week and allocate the ministerial portfolios next week.Following his initial meetings with six parties on Tuesday Othmani has pursued his negations to form a government coalition far from the glare of the media and public opinion.Othmani has chaired a committee of his partisan colleagues, such as Mustapha Ramid, Lahcen Daoudi, and Mohamed Yatim, in order to negotiate with the leaders of other parties, including the National Rally of Independents (RNI), the Popular Movement (MP), the Constitutional Union (UC), the Party of Progress and Socialism (PPS) and the Socialist Union of Popular Forces (USFP). The USFP, led by Idriss Lachgar, had previously been ruled out by Benkirane, who vowed that he would not include the USFP among the parties that will lead the government over the next five years. Under Othmani, its participation in the government has become possible.The inclusion of the USFP in the coalition government is part of Othmani’s strategy to break the deadlock that has plagued the government ever since the Justice and Development Party (PJD)  swept the 2016’s October legislative elections. The USFP will be allocated with two ministerial portfolios.The Istiqlal Party (PI), which expressed on Tuesday its desire to join the coalition government over the objection of the RNI, has reportedly been included in negotiations following a crisis within the party ahead of its seventeenth national congress.In an attempt to hasten the process of forming the government, the General Secretariat of the PJD did met on Saturday morning to designate the party members that will be allocated with ministerial portfolios. read more

International communitys patience with Myanmar running out – Ban Kimoon

10 December 2007Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged Myanmar’s authorities to step up their efforts towards democratization and the full respect of human rights, noting that the international community’s patience with the troubled South-East Asian nation is wearing thin. Speaking to reporters in Bangkok, Mr. Ban seized the occasion of Human Rights Day to urge Myanmar’s authorities once more to fully respect the principles of the UN Charter by engaging with the international community, democratizing and promoting human rights.Calling the appointment of a liaison minister who is in contact with Aung San Suu Kyi “a good beginning,” he called for further efforts so that the detained pro-democracy leader and Nobel laureate can engage in an in-depth dialogue with the country’s senior leadership.“I know that the international community is very impatient, and our patience is running out,” he stated, stressing once again that a return to the status quo prior to the Government’s crackdown on peaceful protesters in August and September is “not acceptable and politically unsustainable.”The people of Myanmar have suffered from isolation for a very long time, the Secretary-General stated, adding that it is high time for them to enjoy genuine democracy and freedom. “This is what the international community expects.” Mr. Ban pledged to continue his good offices role through his Special Adviser Ibrahim Gambari, who is scheduled to return to Myanmar at the end of this year or early next year. He also highlighted the special role and responsibility of the Association of Southeast Asian Nation (ASEAN) in further promoting democracy in Myanmar.The situation in Myanmar and the work of ASEAN were among the issues discussed by Mr. Ban and Thai Prime Minister Surayudh Chulanont earlier today in Bangkok, the first stop on the Secretary-General’s current three-nation trip, which will also take him to the UN Climate Change Conference in Bali, Indonesia, as well as Timor-Leste. The leaders also discussed climate change, UN reform and global public health, according to a spokesperson for Mr. Ban. The Secretary-General also addressed the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), and visited, with his wife, the Royal Chitralada projects, a bio-fuel initiative which he described as one of the many examples of the King of Thailand’s commitment and dedication to human development and the environment. The Secretary-General and Mrs. Ban also had an audience with the King and Queen of Thailand in the evening. They are scheduled to arrive in Bali tomorrow. read more

Four people attempting to send Lankans to Australia arrested in India

The refugee camp at Kottur was started in 1980. There are 546 persons (276 women and 270 men) in the 193 families there. The incident came to light following a complaint that an inmate of the camp N. Muthuraja (40) lodged with the police.The accused were booked under sections 120(B) (punishment for criminal conspiracy) and 370 (buying or disposing person as slave) read with 420 (cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property) of the Indian Penal Code, 12(1)(a) of the Passport Act 1967 and 14(B) of the Foreigners Act 1946 read with para 5 of the Foreigners Order 1948.Police sources said that they arrested the accused at Anamalai Mukkonam on Tuesday evening. The arrested persons were later lodged in the Puzhal Prison in Chennai. (Colombo Gazette) The ‘Q’ Branch CID police in Coimbatore, India arrested four persons, including a Sri Lankan refugee, a Sri Lankan national and two residents of Chennai on Tuesday for allegedly collecting money from inmates of the Sri Lankan refugee camp at Kottur in rural Coimbatore and tempting to illegally take them to Australia.The accused were identified as A. Edison alias Rajan (48), an inmate of the refugee camp at Kummidipoondi in Thiruvallur district, L. Vimalan (31) of Yanai Vilunthan Kulam, Agariyan Kulam, Kilinochi, Sri Lanka, M. Anton Charles Patrick (27) of Sri Lakshmi Nagar in Valasaravakkam, Chennai, and G. Vajitha (34) of K.K. Nagar in Nesapakkam, Chennai. They also managed to collect Rs. 3.7 lakh from six inmates of the refugee camp here.They had got Rs. 60,000 from Muthuraj, Rs. 1.3 lakh from Jayanthan, Rs. 60,000 from Ramajeyam, Rs. 75,000 from Vincent Raj, Rs. 10,000 from Sathish and Rs. 35,000 from Sivarajan. According to the police, preliminary inquiries revealed that the accused had promised to take inmates illegally to Australia by boat from Kanyakumari if they gave them Rs. 70,000 per person. read more

New UNbacked alliance seeks to reverse worldwide doctor health worker shortage

“The inadequacy of the health workforce in many developing countries is a major obstacle to providing essential life-saving health services to millions of people who lack access now,” UN World Health Organization (WHO) Assistant Director-General Timothy Evans said of the Global Health Workforce Alliance. “Coordinated action to address this crisis at the global level, in regions and within countries must begin now.”Fifty-seven countries, 36 of them in sub-Saharan Africa, have severe shortages and more than 4 million additional doctors, nurses, midwives, managers and public health workers are urgently needed to fill this gap.Responding to calls by African Heads of State, the G8 industrialized countries and the World Health Assembly for urgent solutions to the health workforce crisis, the Alliance, whose secretariat will be hosted by WHO, will seek practical approaches such as improving working conditions and reaching more effective agreements to manage the migration of health workers. An adequate health workforce is defined by WHO as at least 2.3 well-trained health care providers available per 1,000 people and balanced in such a way as to reach 80 per cent of the population or more with skilled birth attendance and childhood immunization.The Alliance will start an ambitious programme – the Fast Track Training Initiative – to quickly increase the number of qualified workers by mobilizing direct financial support for training institutions, setting up partnerships between schools in industrialized and developing countries for exchanges of faculty and students, and nurturing academic leaders in developing countries with the support of experts from around the world. “The Global Health Workforce Alliance will bring together all the stakeholders needed to move forward on this plan with a view to sharing evidence-based practices countries can follow to expand their workforces and make them more effective,” said Lincoln Chen, WHO Special Envoy for Human Resources for Health and Chair of the Alliance’s Board.The initial partners include the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Canadian International Development Agency, the European Commission, the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization, the Global Equity Initiative at Harvard University, the International Council of Nurses, the New Partnership for Africa’s Development, the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation, the Thai Ministry of Public Health, Physicians for Human Rights, the World Bank and WHO.Its executive director, Francis Omaswa, is the former Director General of Health Services of Uganda. The Government of Norway has donated $3.5 million towards the Alliance’s operations during its first year. Seed money for its start-up was donated by the governments of Canada, Ireland and Sweden. read more

Buducnost fans brawl with security and police one fan taken to hospital

buducnost fanshandball fansvarvari ← Previous Story Antonio Garcia Robledo to Pick Szeged Next Story → SHOT-CLOCK test match in Belgrade on Wednesday The Buducnost Podgorica fans, “Varvari Podgorica”, have made an incident at the final of their teams’ game against Gyori in Budapest “Papp Laszlo Sport Arena”. In the 58th minute, unhappy with the outcome of the game, in which it was obvious that their team will be defeated, started a brawl first with the security of the hall, with few seating chairs flying around. In order to prevent this from becoming a larger-scale incident, the Hungarian police intervened. The outcome was one fan that fell out of the stand, and has been taken to hospital. read more

From floods to freezing Weather turns bitter with temperatures set to drop

first_imgUpdated 7.43pmTHE STORM THAT left thousands without power and caused severe flooding in many areas has mostly passed, and while heavy rain is expected today, no further flooding has yet been predicted.However, a Status Yellow warning remains in place. Snow was originally forecast, although hail is now expected, falling as sleet on higher ground.The AA has warned motorists to be wary of icy conditions on the roads due to low temperatures overnight.No further flooding has yet been reported, but excess surface water remains in places.Electricity has been restored to the vast majority of customers, with the ESB predicting that the over one hundred without power this morning will see service restored by this evening.Low temperaturesTemperatures will plummet overnight to as low as minus two degrees.During the night, rain is expected to creep into the southwest yet again, with heavy rain forecast for Sunday with a chance of coastal flooding.Originally published 8.15amBattered: Your pictures of how the storm took its toll >last_img read more

Young boy killed in Co Limerick collision named locally

first_img A LIMERICK COMMUNITY is in “total shock” at the loss of a baby boy and praying for the recovery of his mother after a fatal collision yesterday.The infant who was fatally injured and his mother who sustained serious head injuries in the two-car collision have been named locally as Dion and Danielle Ryan.Ms Ryan, aged in her early 20s, is understood to be originally from Caherconlish but living in Kilteely, Co Limerick.The young mother’s car was travelling near the village of Cappamore when it was in a collision with another car at the Four Cross Roads shortly after 2pm.The female driver of the other vehicle, aged in her late 20s, was taken by ambulance to University Hospital Limerick as a precaution.However Dion was airlifted to University Hospital Limerick where he was pronounced dead shortly afterwards, gardaí said.Ms Ryan was rushed to Cork University Hospital where she remains in a serious condition after she sustained serious head injuries.Cappamore-based Fianna Fáil Councillor Martin Ryan said the local community where the collision happened are in “total shock”.“It has struck the heart of everyone here. You have a little baby losing their life, it’s very tragic,” Ryan said.“We are saying prayers for everyone involved and their families,” he added.The road was closed for several hours for a full technical examination by forensic collision investigators who are travelled to the scene from Cork.Local gardaí, ambulance crews, units from Cappamore Fire Service all responded to the scene of the collision. Anyone with information or who may have witnessed the incident is asked to contact Bruff Garda Station on 061-382940. Image: Niall Carson/PA Archive/PA Images Share10 Tweet Email2 https://jrnl.ie/4800082 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 4 Comments Young boy killed in Co Limerick collision named locally The boy’s mother was rushed to Cork University Hospital where she remains in a serious condition after sustaining serious head injuries. By David Raleighcenter_img Sep 7th 2019, 4:35 PM The female driver of the other vehicle was taken by ambulance to University Hospital Limerick as a precaution. Image: Niall Carson/PA Archive/PA Images The female driver of the other vehicle was taken by ambulance to University Hospital Limerick as a precaution. Saturday 7 Sep 2019, 4:35 PM 34,895 Views Short URLlast_img read more

Supreme Court probes list for corrupt politicians

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The Supreme Court ordered a probe into reports that the Financial Crimes Squad (SDOE) has compiled a list of 30 politicians, including former ministers, current lawmakers, local authority officials and general secretaries at ministries, who it is investigating for corruption and tax evasion. Supreme Court deputy prosecutor Nikos Pantelis asked Greece’s two financial prosecutors, Grigoris Peponis and Spyros Mouzakitis, to conduct a preliminary investigation to establish whether such a list exists and what stage SDOE’s probe has reached. If the list exists, then prosecutors will take over the investigation. SDOE began looking into the financial dealings of some 500 national and local politicians earlier this year. At the beginning of this month, it announced that it had frozen the assets of 121 suspected tax evaders as part of a separate investigation. Meanwhile, the Health Ministry said that it would launch disciplinary proceedings against all those involved in the awarding of disability benefits to dozens of people of Zakynthos who claimed to be blind but had no problem with their vision. During checks earlier this year, the IKA-ETAM social security fund found that 388 islanders were claiming the benefits. It asked all these people to submit themselves for new medical checks. Of those, 167 did not come forward. Of the remaining 221, only 39, or just under 20 per cent, were found to have complications with their sight. Zakynthos Mayor Stelios Bozikis said that the fraudulent claims were costing the Greek state 2.5 million euros per year. The doctor who issued the blindness certificates was transferred away from the island pending the investigation. In a related development, the Labor Ministry said it had stopped paying 8,800 pensions after the recipients failed to respond during a census that was launched last year. It was not clear how much this was saving the government. Source: Kathimerinilast_img read more

Diver in distress dies after rescue off Fort Lauderdale

first_imgFORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – A woman who went missing while snorkeling off the coast of Fort Lauderdale has died after she was located and taken to the hospital.According to Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue, the victim was part of a group that went in the water from a commercial dive boat about half a mile from the coast, late Saturday morning. When the boat company did a head count, they discovered the woman was missing.The company then called fire officials for help. Multiple agencies, including the U.S. Coast Guard, Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue and Sea Tow Fort Lauderdale assisted FLFR crews.Sea Tow, the first agency that responded, located the missing diver and immediately contacted FLFR.Rescue divers pulled the 21-year-old woman out of the water. Paramedics transported her in critical condition to Broward Health Medical Center, where she later died.Officials said the victim was on the boat with family members. It is unknown at this time whether she was a tourist.Fort Lauderdale Police is investigating the incident. Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Stop Shops grocery pods will bring the store to your house

first_imgChevrolet CorvetteMoving up from the 10th-place slot last year is the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette. While we’ve all been ogling the new mid-engine Corvette, it’s easy to forget what a performance bargain the current-generation ‘Vette is. From the base trim to the Grand Sport to the bonkers ZR1, the Corvette is an American icon.My preference is for the Grand Sport, which strikes a perfect balance between everyday drivability and canyon-carving performance. The 6.2-liter V8 puts out 460 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque. You can get it with a seven-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission, but the kicker is the borrowed chassis and aero parts from the beefier Z06. Like I said, perfect balance. The Corvette is made in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Comments 2019 Honda Ridgeline review: Light duty, heavy punch Enlarge ImageThe pod might be autonomous, but there’ll be a pilot making sure the pod gets where it needs to. Stop & Shop Later this year, instead of prebagged groceries arriving at your doorstep, you might end up with an entire grocery aisle, ready for the pluckin’.Stop & Shop announced this week that it intends to deploy a small fleet of driverless grocery delivery vehicles in and around the Boston area. Beginning this spring, the pods won’t be like other delivery services — they will offer consumers a selection of produce and meal kits, and folks can pick what they want, like they were in the produce aisle at the store.”[M]any of our customers want the opportunity to make their own choices when it comes to fresh produce, and we’re proud to be the first retailer to engage with Robomart to address our customers’ needs with their cutting-edge solution,” said Mark McGowan, president of Stop & Shop, in a statement. Robomart, a San Francisco-based startup, will be supplying the vehicles for the pilot program.Read more: The best meal-kit delivery services  Here’s how it will work. Using a smartphone app, Stop & Shop customers can request a visit from Robomart’s vehicle. When it shows up, they’ll walk outside, unlock the doors and pick the produce and products they want. All that’s left is to close the door and walk away. The vehicle itself uses RFID tech to determine which products have been purchase, and it’ll email the consumer a receipt. This setup is a little different than what Kroger and Nuro are running in a pilot program, which requires the consumer to pre-order groceries online, with a bagged order eventually arriving at their door.While the vehicle is referred to as driverless, it’s technically driverless in the sense that the vehicle doesn’t have a driver inside of it. The electric pods will actually have a remote pilot in charge of moving them around. They’ll be periodically restocked so consumers don’t have mostly empty pods showing up with a dearth of produce. 4 2019 Honda Passport: A well-rounded midsize offering More From Roadshow 2019 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison: An off-road animal More From Roadshow Share your voice 1 Car Industry Auto Tech,Enlarge ImageIt’s all in a day’s work for the Jeep Cherokee, the most American-made car in 2019. Jeep With high trade tensions looming and increasing talk of tariffs, more and more consumers are looking to buy American. Cars.com has released its annual American Made Index, showcasing companies that use the most American-sourced parts and labor in their vehicles. The results may surprise you.Cars.com analyzed more than 100 US-built vehicles for five key data points: manufacturing location, parts sourcing, US employment, engine sourcing and transmission sourcing. You might think something like the Ford F-150 would top the list, but it drops from its No. 5 spot for 2018 and out of the top 10 completely. Even the first-place holder, the Jeep Cherokee, is a pretty global product. It’s a Jeep, sure, but that brand is part of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, an Italian-owned business.Cars.com surveyed 1,000 people and found that half are concerned about automotive import tariffs, with 41% saying they are unsure if tariffs would make them more likely to buy American. Either way, we’re big fans of all the vehicles on this list. These days, buying American doesn’t necessarily mean sticking with a US-based automaker. 2019 Jeep Cherokee can handle the rough stuff Honda PassportThe Honda Passport is a new (well, reborn) entry to both the Honda lineup and the American Made Index. This midsize crossover comes to the fray with great driving dynamics and plenty of tech like the standard Honda Sensing suite of active safety features. An available 8-inch touchscreen gets Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as well as a Wi-Fi hotspot.Under the hood is the stalwart 3.5-liter V6 producing 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. However unlike the Ridgeline, the Passport sends that power through a nine-speed automatic transmission. Having said that, just like the Ridgeline, this is the only powertrain available. The Honda Passport is built in Lincoln, Alabama. 52 Photos Share your voice Car Industry 2019 GMC Sierra Denali review: So close to greatness 18 Photos 49 Photos 18 Photos General Motors Chevrolet Honda Jeep Acura 26 Photos 68 Photos 12 Photos Tags 2019 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport loves to hustlecenter_img 2019 Honda Pilot Elite: A smoother, tech-rich crossover SUV 10 Photos Chevrolet ColoradoMaking its debut in the top 10 is the Chevrolet Colorado. Shown here in the tough ZR2 Bison off-road spec, the Chevy Colorado is an excellent truck and one of the two midsize pickups you can get with a diesel engine. Adding to the ZR2’s two-inch lift and front and rear locking differentials, the Bison gets beefier skid plates (trust me, that’s a good thing), steel bumpers and integrated recovery points. Heck, you can even get a snorkel.Base models get a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with a six-speed manual transmission, but a more popular choice is the 3.6-liter V6 gas engine with 308 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque, mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Meanwhile, the 2.8-liter diesel pumps out 186 horsepower and a delicious 369 pound-feet of twist and is mated to a six-speed automatic. The Chevy Colorado is built in Wentzville, Missouri. Honda PilotDropping down to seventh place for 2019 is the Honda Pilot. Like its two-row Passport sibling, the three-row Pilot offers parent-focused technology like Cabin Talk as well as myriad standard driver-assistance features through the Honda Sensing tech suite. Honda’s largest crossover offers up nearly 84 cubic feet of cargo space. Honda’s 3.5-liter V6 engine shows up again, making a serviceable 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. Touring and Elite trims get a nine-speed automatic transmission while lower trims have to make do with a six-speed auto. The Honda Pilot is made in Lincoln, Alabama. 2019 Acura RDX A-Spec: Sharp handling, sharper looks 2018 GMC Terrain Denali: Chrome and tech come at a price 2019 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison: A tougher off-roader 69 Photos Ford’s ‘self-driving’ delivery vans bamboozle the public for good reason 2019 GMC Canyon: A fancier Colorado Tags 2019 Acura MDX adds new features and an A-Spec model Honda OdysseyThe feature-rich Honda Odyssey minivan also retains its number-two slot from last year’s list. While the 2019 model doesn’t see any changes from last, it’s still a darn good choice for families on the go with reconfigurable seats, Wi-Fi and an excellent rear-seat entertainment system. The Cabin Watch video system lets parents keep an eye on their little darlings without turning around in their seats, while Cabin Talk amplifies their voice so no yelling is required.The Odyssey is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 rated for 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. Most trims get a nine-speed automatic but the top Touring and Elite trims now use a 10-speed automatic with stop-start technology. The Honda Odyssey is made in Lincoln, Alabama. Acura MDXMoving up one slot to sixth place on the American Made Index is the non-hybrid variant of the Acura MDX. With its SH-AWD system, the MDX is one of the better handling midsize luxury crossovers, and for 2019 the company gives us the A-Spec treatment with a new front fascia and side skirts, 20-inch wheels, wider exhaust tips, unique gauges, a new steering wheel, carbon fiber trim and various Alcantara interior touches.However, both the standard and A-Spec models get a 3.5-liter V6 engine, rated for 290 horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque going through a nine-speed automatic transmission. The Acura MDX is made in East Liberty, Ohio.  Acura RDXThe third-generation Acura RDX squeaks into the top ten list with larger proportions, plenty of interior space and better handling than its predecessor. Forward collision warning with collision mitigation braking, adaptive cruise control that works even in low-speed traffic, lane-keeping steering assist and road departure mitigation are all standard across the board. Like its MDX counterpart, the RDX is available with the A-Spec styling package.The RDX sports a 2.0-liter, turbocharged, four-cylinder engine. Output is stated at 273 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque, and it’s mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission. The new RDX is built in East Liberty, Ohio. 71 Photos Comment 81 Photos Honda RidgelineAgain keeping the status quo, the Honda Ridgeline maintains third place on the American Made Index. This crossover-that-looks-like-a-truck provides a better ride than a traditional pickup and gets an awesome lockable trunk right in the floor of the bed. And it doesn’t do the truck stuff too badly, either, as it’s able to carry 1,860 pounds of payload and tow 3,500 pounds.The Ridgeline is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 good for 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. That is channeled through a six-speed automatic transmission with available all-wheel drive. It’s built in Lincoln, Alabama. 2019 Toyota RAV4 review: A lovable SUV, but rough around the edges 2019 Honda Ridgeline: The commuter’s pickup truck 2019 Honda Odyssey offers plenty of room and features for families GMC CanyonIf you’re looking for a slightly fancier version of the Colorado that’s more focused on luxe than dirt, check out the GMC Canyon. The top Denali trim gets standard heated and ventilated front seats as well as a heated steering wheel. Maximum payload capability is 1,665 pounds while max towing is a fairly healthy 7,600 pounds.The Canyon is available with the same 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, 3.6-liter V6 or 2.8-liter diesel as the Chevrolet Colorado. It’s also built in Wentzville, Missouri. 2020 Toyota Corolla review: More emotional, still sensible Jeep CherokeeKeeping its top-of-the-list placement, the Jeep Cherokee is 2019’s most American-made car. Refreshed for 2019, the compact crossover now features more tech, better cargo space and a slightly tweaked look. It’s available in no fewer the nine trims, including the off-road specific Trailhawk and a fancy-pants Trailhawk Elite.For 2019, the Cherokee gets a new 2.0-liter, turbocharged, four-cylinder engine with 270 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque, though naturally aspirated I4 and V6 choices are also available. Regardless of engine, a nine-speed automatic transmission gets the power to the pavement — or dirt as the case may be. The Cherokee is made in Belvidere, Illinois.last_img read more

Trump Open To Letting Dreamers Morph Into Citizens

first_img Share Bob Daemmrich for The Texas TribunePresident Donald Trump said Wednesday he’s open to an immigration plan that will provide a pathway to citizenship for hundreds of thousands of young people who were brought to the country as children and are now here illegally.“We’re going to morph into it,” Trump told reporters. “It’s going to happen, at some point in the future, over a period of 10 to 12 years.”His pronouncement came as the White House announced it would be unveiling a legislative framework on immigration next week that it hopes can pass both the House and the Senate.Trump’s remarks amounted to a preview of that framework. He said he’ll propose $25 billion for building a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border and $5 billion for other security measures.Trump told reporters he had a message for the so-called Dreamers, those brought to the country illegally as children: “Tell ’em not to be concerned, OK? Tell ’em not to worry. We’re going to solve the problem.”Trump was talking about the young immigrants who had been protected from deportation and given the right to work legally in the country under the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA. Trump announced he was ending DACA last year, but he has given Congress until March to come up with a legislative fix.Trump said he was confident that a deal can be reached on the issue. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the framework to be unveiled Monday “represents a compromise that members of both parties can support.”The White House appeared to be trying to take control of the process amid criticism that the president had taken too much of a back seat during recent negotiations and had sent mixed signals that repeatedly upended near-deals.“After decades of inaction by Congress, it’s time we work together to solve this issue once and for all,” Sanders said.Senators from both parties were making a fresh search for their own compromise immigration legislation, but leaders conceded that the effort wouldn’t be easy and were already casting blame should it falter.Around three dozen senators from both parties met privately Wednesday, and two top lawmakers said they’d try crafting a compromise bill based on colleagues’ suggestions. The goal is to produce consensus legislation that would be the starting point for Senate debate on immigration, which is expected to begin Feb. 8, said Sens. John Cornyn, R-Texas, and Dick Durbin, D-Ill., their parties’ No. 2 leaders.“We’re the Senate, we have our own responsibility under the Constitution and we decided in this room to move forward,” Durbin said afterward. “If the president has some ideas he’d like to share, of course we’ll take a look at them.”When asked if he knew what would be in the White House proposal, Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., said he didn’t know and added, “But they’re not writing the bill.”Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., vowed not to “let those who are anti-immigrant, who call giving the Dreamers hope ‘amnesty,’ block us. Because then we will fail, and it will be on the other side of the aisle that made that happen.”Schumer spoke about 12 hours after Trump put the onus on him. “Cryin’ Chuck Schumer fully understands, especially after his humiliating defeat, that if there is no Wall, there is no DACA,” the president tweeted late Tuesday. “We must have safety and security, together with a strong Military, for our great people!”Sanders said the White House framework is based on dozens of conversations Trump and his staff have had with members of both parties and that “it addresses all of the different things that we’ve heard from all of the various stakeholders” during the past several months.Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., said Trump called him Wednesday morning and wants to provide “dependability for these kids,” but still expects a deal to include money for border security and his promised southern wall, to limit immigrants’ ability to sponsor family members and to end a visa lottery aimed at diversity.“He’s driving that a DACA solution is something he wants,” Perdue said.Schumer said Tuesday that he’d pulled back an offer of $25 billion for Trump’s border wall. An aide said Schumer had actually withdrawn the offer Sunday night after it became clear that there would be no quick compromise on protecting the Dreamers.Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has said if senators cannot produce a compromise plan by Feb. 8, he would open a debate on immigration legislation that would be “fair to all sides.” That suggests both parties would be allowed to offer amendments.While Cornyn said he hoped the bipartisan group of senators would produce a measure that can pass the Senate, “it would also have to get the president’s support eventually. Because without his support, I don’t think it would pass the House of Representatives,” which has more conservative views on the topic.Feb. 8 is the date legislation expires that reopened the government after a three-day shutdown, which began after Democrats demanded movement toward an immigration deal as the price for financing federal agencies.last_img read more

Potential drunk drivers now have an app for that

first_img(PhysOrg.com) — You have spent the night out on the town and had a few drinks with friends. At the end of the evening, you figure you have only had a few drinks. You should be fine to drive right? While this is something that is heard in many bars throughout the country, there is now a new app designed to help you determine if you are indeed sober enough to be driving. The new iPhone app, known as BreathalEyes, uses the iPhone camera to record and measure a person’s Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus (HGN). This HGN is the involuntary eye movement that can occur when a person is impaired by alcohol and is one of the many different field sobriety tests that are conducted by police officers. New mobile app, ShoeBox, helps scan old photos Explore further This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.center_img © 2011 PhysOrg.com Citation: Potential drunk drivers now have an app for that (2012, January 9) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-01-potential-drunk-drivers-app.html By having a person look into the iPhone camera, the app is able to measure this movement in a 10 second test and then lets drivers know if they are under the influence.While this app is legally marketed for entertainments purposes only, it has been tested alongside a standard breathalyzer. The results show that the new app has an effective range of 0.02 – 0.18 percent and a (+/-) 0.02 percent accuracy of blood alcohol content, or BAC, levels.The disadvantage of this app is you cannot administer it to yourself. You will have to have a friend with a steady hand hold the camera. The test must also be conducted in good lighting so that leaves most bars or clubs out.Currently this app is only available for the iPhone 4 or later but the company has plans to have an Android app available within the year for the low cost of only $0.99.last_img read more