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Shoaib Akhtar’s fan following in India has always been huge. At the peak of his career, the tearaway fast bowler was a sight to watch as he could hurl the ball at a frightening pace.And, when he mixed it with deliveries which came straight at the batsman’s body – by hurling it full length at the batsman or hurtling bouncers, he was nasty. Just when we thought the worst of Akhtar was over and the ‘Rawalpindi Express’ had quietly slipped into retirement, he has come out firing in a new role by penning a book Controversially Yours.Even before the book had been officially launched, where he has written sensational stuff, Akhtar got his mileage through a barrage of TV interviews. I didn’t mind that at all, except that it was on the same day Tiger Pataudi was being buried at his ancestral home in Haryana.Akhtar was mean as always and his comments on Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and his former captain Wasim Akram were spicy. And when he also made a mention of ball tampering, this was the masala any cricket lover would want to read.Strong reactions to Akhtar’s book are on expected lines, though I would like to compliment Sachin for his cool response. By saying it was ‘below his dignity’ to react to Akhtar’s comments in the book, Sachin reminded us once again just why he has an aura around him.AT A time when every adjective has been used to describe Sachin’s greatness with the bat, Akhtar’s remarks on the Indian being scared need to be taken with a packet of salt, not just a pinch.advertisementSeveral fast bowlers from every continent have time and again lavished praise on the god of Indian cricket for his technique and unflappable temperament. So, what is the big deal about one maverick fast bowler from Pakistan rubbishing Sachin?I honestly think we don’t need to get upset about crazy remarks from the Pakistani bowler as we all know what Sachin means to us – a cricketer and a sportsman who plays it most fair.As regards Dravid, the way ‘The Wall’ performed on the dismal English tour leaves no room for doubt about his calibre and ability to perform in the most adverse conditions. People who love sport and want to read books written by their favourite stars look for insight. I can understand Akhtar has always suffered from a persecution complex and been caught up in so many controversies at home, which may have made him want to spice up his book.No doubt, each sportsperson has the right to pour out what he feels. But if you pick up recent books written by cricketers and coaches, one set formula seems to be to rubbish Indian cricketers. From Steve Waugh’s Out of My Comfort Zone to Adam Gilchrist’s True Colours of My Life , it was important for these authors to mention Indian cricketers.Former Australian coach John Buchanan joined the party by penning The Future of Cricket: The Rise of Twenty20 and had a dig at Yuvraj Singh, after which Matthew Hayden’s Standing My Ground ridiculed Sourav Ganguly and Harbhajan Singh for their fear of green tracks!As a bowler, Akhtar loved doing things differently. While he has the freedom to write and speak what he feels, his decision to rubbish Indians could have been avoided, since it would have then been a deviation from what is increasingly becoming the norm.After all, before this, champions like Lance Armstrong or even cricketers from the past never had to use a ‘formula’ for writing books, where rubbishing others was a sure way of making an impact.In this whole drama, I still feel sorry for Akhtar. By his own admission, he has always been misunderstood in life. But then, unlike giving an interview and then denying it, you cannot change what has been put in print.In the best of times, Akhtar’s equation with people back home has been bad.And with the Pakistan Cricket Board also now trying to douse the flames, Akhtar has done what comes to him naturally. If his book becomes a bestseller, which it should for all the sensational stuff, Akhtar would have made his money.In these days of crass commercialisation in cricket, that’s what seems to matter the most. How else can one explain the sparse attendance of cricketers at Tiger Pataudi’s burial? There was a huge crowd at Pataudi House, his ancestral home, but the number of curious onlookers outnumbered cricketers who had played alongside the Tiger.advertisementBarring Kapil Dev, Anshuman Gaekwad and Ajay Jadeja, several cricketers who could have been expected there failed to turn up. This was indeed disturbing as people who Pataudi had mentored seemed to have forgotten what it means to be present on the final journey.s. firstname.lastname@example.org
The man billed to be one of the fitter marquee players in ISL, having played international football as recently as two months back in the Euros has been forced to sign off even before taking the field. Eidur Gudjohnsen, the 38 year old Iceland international’s ankle injury has ruled him out of FC Pune City’s ISL campaign. “What was an exciting start to my new journey in India with FC Pune City has come to an abrupt end unfortunately. Just a few days back on my left ankle, what I thought was a niggle, turned out to be more than that. After getting it checked and getting multiple opinions I have been advised that it needs more extensive rehabilitation,” Eidur spoke of his injury. In an interview to India Today, Gudjohnsen had expressed excitement on the prospect of playing football in India after returning from pre season training in Spain with the Pune based club. ISL, now in its third year has attracted some big ticket stars, helping the branding of the league but many of them have come a cropper when it comes to fitness and performance. “I don’t know about proving a point for the league but I certainly have to prove to myself that I am fit and can deliver that’s why I am here,” he had said in the interview. (Also read: ISL: Another big name as Pune City sign Spanish forward) Unfortunately for the former Chelsea and Barcelona footballer, his injury robs him of an opportunity to live up to his word. Gudjohnsen now may well be found supporting the Blues from his lounge room. “My heart says Chelsea will win the EPL this year,” he said.advertisement
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) —Stefanos Tsitsipas also extended his good form after winning his second ATP title in Marseille on Sunday, beating Mathew Ebden 6-4, 3-6, 6-3. He will next face Belarusian qualifier Egor Gerasimov, who edged Robin Haase 7-6 (2), 7-6 (5).Top-seeded Kei Nishikori eased into the second round of the Dubai Championships on Tuesday by beating Benoit Paire 6-4, 6-3, while No. 3 Marin Cilic was eliminated by the resurgent Gael Monfils.Making his debut in Dubai, Nishikori saved all eight break points he faced and needed just 81 minutes to set up a meeting with qualifier Hubert Hurkacz.All eight of Paire’s break points came in the first four games, as Nishikori continually found a way to get out of trouble en route to taking a 3-1 lead.“I think the key was the longest game at 2-1. (I was) able to get the game. I was more confident. If he broke back, anything (could have) happened,” said Nishikori, who improved his record against Paire to 6-2.Cilic, meanwhile, has still never won against Monfils, falling to 0-4 against the Frenchman after a 6-3, 4-6, 6-0 loss. The 32-year-old Monfils, who is coming off his eighth career ATP tour title in Rotterdam two weeks ago, won 24 of 29 points in the final set against an inconsistent Cilic.Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece returns the ball to Matthew Ebden of Australia during their match at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)“I had this momentum going on his service game (in the third set),” Monfils said. “For me, it was just about putting him under pressure. Obviously it worked.”Czech veteran Tomas Berdych also advanced after a 2 ½-hour struggle against Ilya Ivashka, winning 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (4).Other winners included American Denis Kudla, who outlasted Matteo Berrettini of Italy 2-6, 7-5, 7-5 and wild-card entry Marcos Baghdatis, who rallied to beat Mohamed Safwat 4-6, 6-3, 6-4.Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece reacts after he missed a ball against Matthew Ebden of Australia during their match at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)TweetPinShare0 Shares
OnePlus will soon announce its OnePlus 6 successor and while the company hasn’t confirmed that it will be called the OnePlus 6T, it has confirmed that the phone will lose the headphone jack. To soften the blow for OnePlus fans who still believe in wired headphones, OnePlus announced that it will launch the Type-C Bullets along with the upcoming flagship. The company also revealed in a separate statement that the Type-C Bullets will cost Rs 1,490 in India. The earphones will be available through offline and online channels after launch.Up until now, OnePlus was among a very few mainstream brands to have held onto the 3.5mm headphone jack. The company even held a poll prior to the launch of the OnePlus 6 to show that a substantial number of people wanted the jack even after companies like Apple and Google removed it from their phones. And so the OnePlus 6 also comes with a headphone jack. But now the company believes that it’s time to let go of the jack as more and more people are now switching to wireless headphones. According to an internal poll conducted by OnePlus 59 per cent of users are now using wireless headphones. This is also one of the reasons the company launched the popular Bullets Wireless earphones.OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei said in an interview that the decision to do this was because it will allow OnePlus to offer better technology, such as a better audio quality over the Type-C port. It will also allow the company to fit a larger battery inside, so expect the OnePlus 6T to house a battery bigger than 3,300mAh.advertisement The Type-C Bullets is a big improvement over the Bullets V2, Pei said. The upgrades will allow the earphones to deliver “a crisp and powerful sound.” As per OnePlus’ statement, the earphones not only deliver a “superior soundscape” but the wire is also more durable as the company has added aramid fiber to the wire that will make it resistant to stretching. The company adds that the Type-C headphones will ensure minimal loss of sound quality compared to 3.5mm headphones.OnePlus’ move may come as a surprise for fans as the company has always promised to deliver features that the fans want most. But the company says that these decisions are required in order to bring the best technology forward. This is why the OnePlus 6 got a notch, another trend that has been pretty polarising among consumers. The notch allowed the device to bring the biggest display yet, and rumours have it that the OnePlus 6T will sport a tiny waterdrop notch like the Oppo R17.
U17 World Cup U17 World Cup: Norton de Matos questions media’s silence over penalty decision, hints at formation change Goal Last updated 2 years ago 11:28 10/8/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) AIFF Media U17 World Cup India U17 v Colombia U17 India U17 Colombia U17 The former Benfica youth development head opined that 2-1 would have been a fair result. India U-17 World Cup squad’s coach Luis Norton de Matos made it clear that he didn’t agree with the referee’s decision of awarding a penalty to USA in the first match of the competition.“I had a doubt when I saw it live. After coming back to the hotel, I have seen it at least ten times. Even now I was watching it on my mobile. I have still not been able to understand why that was given a penalty. But it’s a FIFA competition and I can’t talk against it,” he said in an interview to Bengali daily Ganashakti.The coach also questioned the role of the Indian media in the incident. “Why did the Indian media not write anything about the decision?” he asked. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. The Portuguese, in a different interview to another Bengali daily Sangbad Pratidin, made it clear that he is going to ring in a few changes in the next match against Colombia.“The team that will play against Colombia will be pretty different from the one that played against USA. There can also be a change in strategy as well.“For example, I may start with a 4-5-1 instead of our usual 4-2-3-1,” he informed.The coach also stressed that the learnings from the World Cup would enrich Indian football going forward.“I had seen the New Zealand squad once way back in 1997. In the World Cup, they were way above that level. There are hundreds of such examples. We have to keep this team together for a few years,” Matos said.The veteran, who has contributed to the development of Renato Sanches, Bernardo Silva and Victor Lindelof, believes that Colombia will be a tougher challenge compared to USA, when asked whether a draw can be expected.“How can I deny the reality? Colombia is even stronger than USA. They have played regular competitive matches against the likes of Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, Chile, and Argentina. I am not thinking about a draw for now. The focus will be on strengthening our defensive organization.”
Jürgen Klopp on Raheem Sterling: ‘He gave the right response not to react to these people’ Share on Pinterest Mauricio Pochettino calls it his town and whenever his busy schedule permits, he invariably heads back there. The Tottenham manager first moved to Barcelona as a 22-year-old in 1994, when he joined Espanyol from Newell’s Old Boys in his native Argentina as a player, and it is the place where he feels centred and relaxed; full of energy.Pochettino still has a house in the north of the city, close to the mountains, and his setup is certainly appealing. He can go for a run along the stunning Carretera de las Aigues, as he has done since the Espanyol days – mixing fitness with contemplation – while the sea, weather and restaurants are obvious attractions.What Pochettino loves most about Barcelona is its manageable size. Unlike London, he can get to places quickly, enabling him to cram a lot of things into a day. When he became the manager at Espanyol and would spend 10-12 hours at the training ground, there was always the possibility of nipping out into the centre for a lunch. Barcelona The big news on Monday was that Pochettino’s counterpart, Ernesto Valverde, intends to make changes. Some Spanish newspapers predicted they would be wholesale and two that have been virtually confirmed are the omissions of the goalkeeper Marc-André ter Stegen and the striker Luis Suárez, who has only just returned from injury. Barcelona are already assured of top spot in Group B. Why take risks?There are question marks over whether Gerard Piqué, Sergio Busquets and Ivan Rakitic, among others, will start, while Valverde refused to be drawn on his intentions over Lionel Messi. “You’ll know in 24 hours,” he said.Pochettino accepted that Suárez would be an “important miss” and it was easy to feel Valverde’s likely lineup represented a marginal gain for Spurs. Pochettino, though, would have none of that.“The quality in their squad is massive,” he said. “It’s difficult to fight for a place with Suárez and Messi, and whoever plays will be very motivated to show they can compete for more minutes. We are going to be ready to compete in our best condition, I’m so optimistic and we need to think like this. It’s so important we think about the job we want to do, not what Barcelona want to do.”Pochettino confirmed the 21-year-old Kyle Walker-Peters would make his full Champions League debut at right-back, because of groin injuries to Kieran Trippier and Serge Aurier, and what a challenge it promises to be for him. The manager might have shuffled around his more experienced players and used Eric Dier, for example, in the position but he radiated the sort of conviction regarding Walker-Peters that he wants his team to show. The Fiver: the Guardian’s take on the world of football Share on Twitter Tottenham Hotspur “I want to remind you that Walker-Peters won the Under-20 World Cup in Korea last year and his quality is unbelievable,” Pochettino said. ≠≠“You need to trust young players. To play in the Nou Camp will make him stronger but, most importantly, we trust in him whatever happens. He will be a success in the long term for this club.”Walker-Peters aside, Pochettino’s lineup will bristle with experience. The captain, Hugo Lloris, was a World Cup winner with France in July and there will be players alongside him from the England and Belgium teams who reached the semi-finals. Nerve, patience and game-management will be key, together with the eradication of errors.Pochettino, who said he would keep abreast of the scoreline in Milan, knows his team deserved more from the away games against Inter and PSV but they did not get it and so it has come down to this. For him, it could scarcely be primed more tantalisingly. A defining occasion looms. Lionel Messi’s masterclass gives Barcelona win over Tottenham Topics Share on WhatsApp Read more Read more Share on Facebook news Read more Share on Messenger Share on LinkedIn Share via Email Champions League Barcelona just works for Pochettino and it holds many memories. Both his sons were born here while, on the field, he won two Copa Del Reys as an Espanyol player before making the transition into management at the club.Pochettino could feel the pull of his personal history when he touched down at El Prat airport on Monday afternoon – it was inevitable – but it is what happens next that has him in thrall. Standing between him and the knockout phase of the Champions League are Barcelona, the club he has long aligned himself against. Pochettino has said on more than one occasion he could never manage them because of his Espanyol connections.Spurs have to match the result Internazionale manage against PSV Eindhoven in Milan, which most people expect will be a win. And so, deep breath, this is how Pochettino has dreamed it – he will beat Barcelona on their own turf and advance in style.Pochettino has done it before. In February 2009, a month or so after his appointment as the Espanyol manager, he took his team to the Camp Nou in La Liga. They were down at the bottom; Barcelona at the top. Yet Espanyol surprised their rivals by pressing them high and they won 2-1. It was the first victory of Pochettino’s managerial career and it ignited a successful push for survival. In nine other visits to Camp Nou as a player and manager, he has lost each time. Mauricio Pochettino Reuse this content
ARLINGTON, TX – NOVEMBER 25: Head coach Kliff Kingsbury of the Texas Tech Red Raiders on the field before the game against the Baylor Bears on November 25, 2016 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by John Weast/Getty Images)It would appear that former Texas Tech head coach Kliff Kingsbury is stocking up on his airline miles in order to get a new job.After reportedly meeting with the New York Jets on Monday, Kingsbury is set to meet with the Arizona Cardinals on Tuesday, per NFL insider Ian Rapoport.The Cardinals job was vacated after the team fired head coach Steve Wilks following a league-worst 3-13 season. It was Wilks’ first year at the helm.There are certainly some appealing aspects to the Cardinals job, not the least of which is the presence of rookie quarterback Josh Rosen.The #AZCardinals are interviewing former #TexasTech coach & #USC OC Kliff Kingsbury for the vacant head-coaching job today, source said. He spent yesterday impressing the Jets, now has a chance to do the same to Arizona. They’ve had sincere interest in the innovator for a while.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 8, 2019OverTheCap projects that the Cardinals will have upwards of $65 million in cap space for GM Steve Keim and the new head coach to replenish the roster.Kingsbury is current the offensive coordinator at USC, though the school initially blocked him from interviewing for NFL jobs.The school has since let him talk with NFL teams, though his exact status with the program is somewhat unclear.
Wrestler Bajrang Punia to get Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna AwardAsian Games gold medallist Bajrang Punia is all set to receive the country’s highest sporting honour, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award. He was nominated for the prestigious award along with Vinesh Phogat by the Wrestling Federation of India.advertisement Indo-Asian News Service New DelhiAugust 16, 2019UPDATED: August 16, 2019 15:00 IST File photo of wrestler Bajrang Punia (IANS)HIGHLIGHTSAsian Games gold medallist Bajrang Punia all set for Khel Ratna honourBajrang has been rewarded for his consistency in the last 2 yearsBajrang won the Asian Games and the Commonwealth gold medal in 2018Ace wrestler Bajrang Punia is set to be awarded with the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award 2019 — the country’s highest sporting honour.Speaking to IANS, sources in the know of developments said that Punia will be rewarded with the award for his consistent showing in the field of wrestling and his contribution in bringing laurels to the country.Punia alongwith Vinesh Phogat were recommended by the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) for the prestigious award.Punia recently defended his title at the Tbilisi Grand Prix as he won the gold medal by prevailing over Iran’s Peiman Bibyani in the 65kg final of the men’s free style competition.Current number one wrestler Punia stamped his authority in the Asian circuit after he won the Asian Wrestling Championships in Xi’an, China.Punia had last year won the gold medal in the 65-kg freestyle wrestling event at the Asian Games held in Jakarta. He defeated Japanese wrestler Takatani Daichi 11-8.Before that, he had also won the gold medal in the same category at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. He overcame Kane Charig of Wales by Technical Superiority to clinch the gold.Last year, Indian cricket team skipper Virat Kohli and weightlifter Mirabai Chanu were awarded with the Khel Ratna Award.The first recipient of the award was Chess Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand, who was honoured for his performance in the year 1991-92.Also Read | I was determined to end India’s medal drought: Deepak PuniaAlso see:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byNitin Kumar Tags :Follow Bajrang PuniaFollow Rajiv Gandhi Khel RatnaFollow Khel Ratna AwardFollow wrestler Bajrang Punia Next
zoom Korea Lines Corporation, part of Samra Midas Group, has announced an investment in two 325,000 dwt bulk carriers.The company would be paying KRW 184.8 billion (USD 164 million) for the two ships.According to Yonhap, Hyundai Heavy Industries has been hired for the construction of the two ships, which are scheduled to be delivered in 2020.Korea Lines said the investment was triggered by a 25-year transportation contract with an undisclosed party.The company has been linked earlier to a time charter deal with Brazilian mining company Vale, which was said to be hiring 30 Valemax newbuilds from seven different shipping companies.The companies in question include Chinese joint venture between ICBC Leasing and China Merchants, Pan Ocean, H Line Shipping, SK Shipping, and Polaris Shipping.South Korean Polaris Shipping has already ordered 15 325,000 dwt dry bulk carriers from Hyundai Heavy Industries to support the deal and will be paying USD 1.2 bn for the new ships.World Maritime News Staff
CALGARY — There will be more security cameras, metal detectors and bag searches at this year’s Calgary Stampede.Officials say there’s no concern about an attack — it’s just a matter of public safety.“We’re mindful of other world events where other incidents have occurred … where harm has been done to people by vehicles and things,” Calgary police Insp. Paul Wyatt said Wednesday.“It would be naive of us not to put measures in place to counter that.”The 10-day exhibition and rodeo begins Friday and more than 100,000 visitors are expected each day.Metal detectors and bag searches have become a regular routine for people entering the Stampede grounds. Last year, main entrances to the park were blocked by large cement planters to prevent possible vehicle attacks.The number of cameras has been increased by 10 per cent this year to address some gaps in security, said Wyatt.It’s not just the Stampede grounds that will be under surveillance. The parade on Friday, which attracts up to 350,000 people, has to be watched too.“We have plans in place,” Wyatt said. “We hope we don’t have to use them, but we’re prepared.”Wyatt is also asking the public to look out for anything suspicious. “Watch for unusual situations or items or if someone is acting strangely. And if you see something, please say something.”The head of Calgary’s Emergency Management Agency says police, fire and EMS officials have run through several possibilities.“We’ve run scenarios on the parade and we’ve run scenarios on the Stampede grounds. And I can tell you that we will be prepared and have the safest Stampede on record,” said Tom Sampson.Visitors are urged not to bring anything onto the grounds that they wouldn’t take through airport security.There are also new rules because this will be the first Stampede since recreational cannabis was legalized, said Jim Laurendeau, vice-president of park planning.“There will be no consumption of cannabis in Stampede Park. However, as a legal item, people can carry it and it will not be confiscated at the gates.”And for those who flout the cannabis rules?“Our policy is they’ll be asked to stop and if need be we would take measures including escorting them off the premises.”— Follow @BillGraveland on Twitter Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press
A group of joint opposition members walked out of Parliament today in protest against the Government.The Parliamentarians, including Mahajana Eksath Peramuna (MEP) leader Dinesh Gunawardena, said that they were protesting against moves by the Government to pass several Financial Acts. (Colombo Gazette)
NEW YORK — Some members of the WeWork board are unhappy with its leadership and plan to push WeWork CEO Adam Neumann to give up that title, according to several media reports.The reports say the board members are connected to Japanese firm SoftBank Group, WeWork’s biggest investor. The Wall Street Journal and other outlets cited anonymous sources familiar with the matter. We Co. declined to comment and SoftBank did not respond to a request for comment.Earlier in September WeWork delayed plans for an initial public offering.Skepticism about WeWork’s business model has deepened since the company outlined its finances in paperwork related to the IPO . The company’s revenue has risen sharply, reaching $1.8 billion in 2018. But its losses have mounted almost as quickly, reaching $1.6 billion last year.The Associated Press
In a report to the upcoming session of the UN Commission on Human Rights, Hina Jilani, Special Representative of the Secretary General on the situation of human rights defenders, expresses concern at the increase in cases of violations against rights activists in the past two years. “The number of confirmed or alleged violations against people involved in defending human rights have increased over the past two years, including a rise in killings, death threats and acts of intimidation” Ms. Jilani says, adding “these violations are rarely investigated properly.”Ms. Jilani notes that the principal targets of violations are human rights defenders investigating past abuses and those striving for the promotion of economic, social and cultural rights and the rights of indigenous peoples. “Journalists and religious leaders have also been targeted,” she adds.She warns, “The involvement of clandestine structures and groups and attacks against defenders and allegations of their links with state security forces is a matter of serious concern that must be addressed by the Government on an urgent basis.”The Special Representative says she is deeply disturbed by allegations concerning involvement of the National Civil Police and the military in attacks against human rights defenders. “The lack of control over military intelligence and the absence of a national civilian intelligence service make the task of investigating the alleged involvement of State agents in the violations against human rights defenders even more difficult,” she writes.Ms. Jilani says she hopes steps will be taken to prevent any resurgence of violence that could create a threatening environment for human rights defenders before elections later this year. She recommends the implementation of the peace agreements that ended 36 years of internal war as a necessary condition for a safe environment for human rights defenders and, in general, for the promotion and protection of human rights in Guatemala.
It includes a list of ways for people to actively stand up for human rights, including awareness raising, speaking out against abuse, solidarity, calling upon leaders to uphold human rights, and a myriad of everyday actions.The Declaration, already the world’s most translated document, is now available in more than 500 translations with the recent addition of North Bolivian Quechua to the collection. Translation number 501 is into a dialect of the indigenous Quechua language spoken in the north-western Bolivian department of La Paz by some 116,000 people.In a global call for activism, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, warned that today’s events in the world make many among us anxious; even fearful. “We see human beings in pain. Decent values under attack. Messages of hatred and intolerance – divisive visions of the world which drive increasing selfishness, isolation, scapegoating [and] violence.” “Let us reaffirm our belief in humanity and equality” – High Commissioner Zeid “And in this toxic tide of hatred which is slowly rising in many societies, some of the deepest, most essential principles which safeguard peaceful societies risk being swept away. We need to stop this. And I believe we can. We – you and I – can draw the line,” he stressed, adding that:“We don’t have to stand by when the haters drive wedges of hostility between communities. We can build bridges. We can raise our voices. We can stand up for the values of decent, compassionate societies.” “When someone is abused and afraid, we can step forward to help safeguard her rights. When a vulnerable person is bullied, we can step in. Wherever there is discrimination and exploitation, we can speak up and let it be known that we oppose this, and seek to stop it. We can join others to publicly lobby for better leadership, better laws and greater respect for human dignity,” the UN human rights chief stated. By defending the rights of others, the [human rights] activists affirm that the loss of anyone’s rights diminishes the humanity of everyoneUNAMAFurther today, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Afghanistan, Tadamichi Yamamoto, underlined the importance of the work of human rights defenders and called on all parties to the conflict in the country “to do more” to ensure that they are protected.“These women and men are true champions, and we need more brave individuals like them to protect human rights the world over. It is totally unacceptable that the risks they face are increasing with the intensification of the armed conflict,” said Mr. Yamamoto in a UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) news release.Also today, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Libya, Martin Kobler hailed the work of rights defenders in the country, many of whom lost their lives defending human rights and freedom of speech across the country.Underscoring that protection of human rights is the only path toward a peaceful, democratic and prosperous nation, Mr. Kobler called on all parties to the conflict to protect civilians and respect international human rights and humanitarian laws.“I call on all Libyans to recommit to guaranteeing the fundamental freedoms, to step up for human rights and to stand for more humanity,” he said. In his message on the Day, Mr. Ban recalled that over the decade of his tenure as UN chief, he has repeatedly stressed the interdependence of the three pillars of the Organization – peace, sustainable development and human rights. “Together, they form the basis of resilient and cohesive societies rooted in inclusion, justice and the rule of law,” he said, noting that human rights are also at the heart of the work of the UN.The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted in 1948. One of its foundations is the notion that everyone is entitled to the full range of human rights and that all of us are collectively responsible for defending them. In order to celebrate and promote this view, this year marks a new Human Rights Day campaign, Stand up for someone’s rights today!The campaign refers to a quote from Eleanor Roosevelt, the first chair of the then UN Commission on Human Rights and oversaw the drafting of the Declaration:“Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home – so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any maps of the world. Unless these rights have meaning there, they have little meaning anywhere. Without concerted citizen action to uphold them close to home, we shall look in vain for progress in the larger world.” Eleanor Roosevelt of the United States holding a Declaration of Human Rights poster in English. (November 1949). UN Photo
A Canby, Ore., woman piloting a small, single-engine airplane was killed when the plane crashed near an airfield south of La Center on Sunday afternoon.Fire, medical and police personnel were called to Daybreak Field, 4403 N.E. 290th St., shortly after 1 p.m. for a call about a crashing plane.Clark County Fire & Rescue spokesman Tim Dawdy said firefighters arrived to find that the plane, a Piper Super Cub, had crashed into some trees. The Clark County Sheriff’s Office identified the pilot as Mary H. Rosenblum, 65.The Clark County Sheriff’s Office said the tail-dragger plane crashed south of the grass airfield, and firefighters removed the victim from the wreckage.Dawdy said firefighters sprayed firefighting foam around the wreckage to prevent any fires from sparking.Rosenblum was traveling with another pilot, who was in a separate aircraft. The two friends are from Oregon and intended to stop at the airfield. The two had flown to other locations that day, according to the sheriff’s office, and the other pilot did not see the crash. Mary Rosenblum, judge for the dairy goat cheese contest at the Clark County Fair, talks about the mozzarella cheese in August. Rosenblum died in a plane crash Sunday near Daybreak Field. (The Columbian Files)
Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has revealed that the wristband he wore during the club’s 4-1 win over Bournemouth was in support of Kalidou Koulibaly.Koulibaly was subjected to racist chants and monkey noises during Napoli’s 1-0 loss to Inter Milan last week Sunday by the Nerazzurri supporters.The Napoli defender and his manager Carlo Ancelotti were furious by the actions of the home fans at the San Siro and Ancelotti asked for the match to be stopped twice.The Senegal international was sent off late in the game for a second yellow card offence after sarcastically applauding the decision of the referee to book for a foul on Inter’s Matteo Politano.Pogba wore a white wristband as he scored a brace in United’s win over the Cherries at Old Trafford on Sunday.The France international explained on his official Instagram account afterward that it was a gesture of support to Koulibaly.“Well done guys beautiful way to finish the year. (Plus) honour handband for (Koulibaly)- 2019 say NO to racism,” Pogba wrote.Meanwhile, Ancelotti has revealed that Napoli will simply leave the pitch if similar incidents arise again in the future.He said: “It’s a shame because twice we asked for the match to be suspended for the racist chanting towards Koulibaly.”“It shook him – he’s a good-mannered player and he was bombarded by the stadium. Despite our requests and the chanting, the game wasn’t suspended. I think it should have been. Next time we’ll stop playing ourselves.”
The Court of Appeals has stepped in to get the trial of a Vancouver man charged in a child pornography sting back on track after the case stalled for four years in a dispute over evidence.Michael S. Norris, a former church youth minister and Bible camp counselor, has been in the Clark County Jail since August 2006, awaiting trial on 13 child rape and molestation charges. Most recently, he was scheduled to go to trial July 21, 2008.But his case has been postponed so many times that Norris filed an interlocutory appeal, or type of pre-trial appeal, to the higher court. In the appeal, his attorney argued that because federal agents have refused to release tapes allegedly showing him abusing two young children, Norris cannot prepare a defense and move forward to trial. While federal agents seized the tapes during a sting, county prosecutors filed the felony charges.Norris’ appellate attorney, Anne Cruser, has also accused prosecutors of mismanaging the case; while prosecutors had the tapes on loan from the federal government at one point, they didn’t provide them to the defense.In a Tuesday opinion, the Court of Appeals sided with Norris and ordered a Clark County judge to find a way to obtain the tapes for the defense attorney — or seriously consider dismissing charges.
Adibatla: The XVII MM Court At Maheswaram sentenced one person, Amul Kolekar (27), to one year rigorous imprisonment. It also imposed a fine of Rs 500 on him.According to police, on February 25, 2018 a complaint was lodged by one G Yadamma (45) in which she stated that while she was on way to her relative’s house at nearby colony on foot, two unknown offenders came on motorcycle accosted her and snatched a gold chain weighing about 4.5 grams. On receipt of complaint, Adibatla police registered a case under Sections 392 & 411 of IPC and took up investigation. Soon, they threw a dragnet and arrested him. After completion of investigation, a chargesheet was filed in the court and during the trial, the court convicted and later awarded the sentence.
Purani Haveli: Team bakrid banner was released by Anjani Kumar, the city Commissioner of Police, Additional CP (Crimes and SIT) Shikha Goel, D S Chouhan, the Additional commissioner of Police (Law and Order), and Syed Rafeeq, the Additional DCP (south zone), at office of DCP South Zone on Monday .Saber Yamani, the convener of Team NGOs, and representatives of NGOs affiliated to the campaign and cleanliness drive on Bakrid, including Moulana Hafiz Mohammed Riyazuddin Naqshbandi, P Veeramani, the in-charge of APMWS Sneha Ghar, Syed Afroz, the president of Telangana Disabled Welfare Society, Abed Ali, the president of Happy India Organization, Hussain Baqattab, Md Yousuf and Md Azam were present.