Neville critical of Conte after Chelsea defeat

first_imgEmbed from Getty ImagesGary Neville has criticised Antonio Conte following Chelsea’s defeat against Manchester United.The Blues’ 2-0 loss at Old Trafford meant they remain just four points clear of second-placed Tottenham at the top of the Premier League.Speaking on Sky, Chelsea legend Frank Lampard said he saw an “element of doubt” in Conte’s players as they were beaten for the second time in four matches.And former United defender Neville noted that boss Conte was unusually subdued on the touchline as his team produced a below-par display.Neville said: “Chelsea didn’t turn up. Where was Conte today, the manager?“You talk about the players, but the manager has been so active on the touchline all season you expect him to get them going – him to be raging on the touchline.“He seemed subdued today and as though he lacked belief. Chelsea didn’t turn up but United were fantastic.”See also:Man Utd v Chelsea player ratingsLampard saw ‘element of doubt’ in Chelsea   Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Drink This Before Bed, Watch Your Body Fat Melt Like Crazy x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

SA sets achievable goals for COP 17

first_img24 November 2011 While it is unlikely that a legally binding deal on reducing carbon emissions will be struck, COP 17 should build on the Bali Roadmap and put into effect the Cancun Agreements, says Edna Molewa, leader of South Africa’s negotiating team at the UN climate summit. With the 17th Conference of the Parties (COP 17) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change set to kick off in Durban on Monday, the South African negotiating team is putting the finishing touches to its preparatory work for the critical gathering. Environmental and Water Affairs Minister Edna Molewa and her International Relations and Cooperation counterpart, Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, told journalists in Durban on Wednesday that the country was ready to host the event, which will see over 20 000 delegates descend on Durban. While Molewa leads SA’s negotiating team, Nkoana-Mashabane will be taking over as president of COP 17.No legally binding outcome likely Molewa’s team has overseen the development, compilation and lobbying of the South African COP 17 negotiation position, through wide consultation with stakeholders including academics, business and non-profit organisations. The primary objective of the conference would be to reach an agreement on how effectively to tackle climate change at a global level in a fair manner, thus addressing the threats it posed to human development and growth, Molewa said. She said no legally binding agreement would likely be reached on cutting down on emissions, and the outcome should rather build on the Bali Roadmap of 2007 as well as put into effect the Cancun Agreements of 2010.Cancun Agreements, Bali Roadmap President Jacob Zuma, outlining South Africa’s vision for the conference earlier this week, said it was crucial for COP 17 to ensure that the Cancun Agreements, which included the establishment of a Green Climate Fund, were operationalised. The President said developing countries demanded a prompt start for the Fund through early initial capitalisation. For Durban to be successful, Zuma said, the parties then had to deal with the outstanding political issues remaining from the Bali Roadmap of 2007. This meant finding a resolution to the issue of the second commitment period for the Kyoto Protocol, and agreeing on the legal nature of a future climate change system. Zuma added that adaptation was another essential element of the outcome of COP 17, as it was a key priority for many developing countries, particularly small island developing states, least developed countries, and Africa. SAinfo reporter and BuaNewslast_img read more

Punjab to set up 400 plants to process paddy residue

first_imgIn a bid to curb stubble burning that has been one of the reasons for dense smog in the country’s northern States, the Punjab government has decided to set up 400 processing plants before next year’s paddy season to convert paddy straw into bio-energy. “The plants will become operational before the next paddy season, thus preventing recurrence of the environmental hazard triggered by stubble burning,” an official spokesperson said in a statement.The MoU was signed on behalf of the Punjab government by R.K. Verma, CEO, Punjab Bureau of Investment Promotion, and K. Iyyapan, MD of NEWAY, a Chennai-based company. “Plants will be set up by NEWAY Engineers MSW Private Limited with a total investment of ₹10,000 crore over the next 10 months,” added the spokesperson.The spokesperson said the company would use its breakthrough and patented pollution-free zero residue technology to ensure that there was no residue at the end of the process, thus preventing any land filling. “The technology will provide a sustainable solution to the environmental problems caused by burning of paddy residue in the State.” Under the agreement, the company will set up 400 cluster units for the 20 million tonnes of paddy straw expected to be generated in the State in a season. Each unit will have the capacity to process 50,000 tonnes through the year, or 150-175 tonnes per day per unit.last_img read more

Youth Congress mocks Centre, Maharashtra governments on fourth anniversary

first_imgCriticising the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) governments at the Centre and the State for “utterly failing at governance” during its four years in power, the Maharashtra Pradesh Yuva Congress on Wednesday held a state-wide ‘mock’ yoga protest targeting the governments for failing to deliver on it’s promises.“The Modi government at the Centre and the BJP-Sena government at the State are misleading youth. None of the pre-electoral promises touted by them have been fulfilled. Instead, fake statistics showing fantastic employment generation figures are being published by both the Centre and the State,” said Satyajeet Tambe, president, MPYC, who led the agitation in Aurangabad district.Youth Congress workers lampooned Mr. Modi’s fondness for yoga, and performed a number of mock ‘asanas’ like ‘berozgari asan’ (to protest against unemployment), Rafale asan (on the Rafale jet fighter deal) and mehengai asan (to condemn the rising fuel prices) among several others in a two-hour mock agitation simultaneously across the State including Nagpur, Navi Mumbai and Thane. With an eye on general and Assembly elections due next year, the protest also doubled up as a voter outreach programme to connect with the youth across the State.“The two crore jobs promised by PM Modi and the BJP are nowhere to be seen even after four years of the party’s rule,” Mr. Tambe said, remarking that merely signing a several Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) agreements amounted to nothing.He further alleged that the BJP government’s much-vaunted programmes like ‘Make in India’ and ‘Magnetic Maharashtra’ had come to a cropper.“There is no sign of any fresh investment or employment generation through such ambitious ventures. Furthermore, the government seems completely apathetic about taking any action on granting reservation to the Maratha, Dhangar and Muslim communities,” Mr. Tambe said.To protest against the Modi government’s alleged crackdown on dissent, the Youth Congress workers performed a ‘trollasan’ and a ‘bhakt asan’ to satirize the acolytes of the Prime Minister. They also did a ‘maun asan’ to rebut the BJP and Prime Minister Modi’s bitter criticism of former PM Manmohan Singh for allegedly remaining ‘silent’ all the while.“Mr. Singh’s actions spoke louder than his words. But Mr. Modi conveniently remains silent on issues that matter and instead delivers speeches making tall claims which have turned out to be hollow,” said Brijkishore Dutt, general secretary, State Youth Congress.last_img read more

Wimbledon seats up for sale on resale sites for thousands of pounds

first_imgOwners of highly prized debenture seats at Wimbledon are reselling hundreds of tickets every year via resale sites such as Viagogo to tennis fans who may have no idea where they will end up sitting or who they are buying from.Analysis by the Guardian found that debenture seats, which cost £80,000 for a five-year period, are being sold for thousands of pounds per match.Some of the listings, including for the ladies’ and men’s finals on Centre Court, display no seat numbers, making it impossible for buyers to know what they’re paying for.The Competitions and Markets Authority (CMA) said earlier this week it was seeking to find Viagogo in contempt of court for alleged repeated breaches of a court order the regulator obtained against the company last year, including failure to provide seat numbers.But Viagogo said it was not obliged to provide such information for Wimbledon because even though seat numbers have now been allocated, they had not been when the tickets were issued to debenture holders and listed on its website.However, similar listings on rival StubHub do include seat numbers.The CMA’s court order also requires Viagogo to provide accurate information on the person selling the ticket, so they can contact the seller in case of any problem.But sellers’ details attached to listings seen by the Guardian include one with a postcode that does not match the given address and another with a generic company name that appears to have no connection to the given address, a PO Box in Amsterdam. The Recap: sign up for the best of the Guardian’s sport coverage Share on Messenger news Share on Pinterest Share on WhatsApp Viagogo only publishes information of sellers whom it designates traders, another condition of the court order from the CMA. Traders are defined as people who sell at least 100 tickets a year, indicating debenture holders are selling Wimbledon seats – and potentially access to other events – in large volumes.The All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, which oversees Wimbledon, said it had no objection to debenture holders selling their seats for profit.It said the sale of debentures helped raise money to improve Wimbledon’s facilities and keep down prices for ordinary fans. Other than debentures, it does not permit resale. But it added that any listings that did not include information required under consumer law was a matter for the websites advertising the tickets.“We note that […] the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is now moving forward with legal proceedings for contempt of court against Viagogo because it remains non-compliant with the order requiring an improvement in the information displayed about the tickets listed for resale on its site.“Wimbledon and other event organisers were at the forefront of the campaign to introduce greater consumer protection for customers of secondary ticket platforms that led to the provisions being introduced by parliament, and the AELTC is fully supportive of the CMA enforcing the law in this area in order to give greater protections for the public.”A spokeswoman for Wimbledon Debenture Holders, another conduit for debenture owners to sell their seats, warned that consumers using rival resale sites were putting themselves at risk.“We only sell tickets that we actually have,” she said. “The other places take the money up front, say you’ve got a seat in a good position and you might find that you’re right up in the gods.”“We tell the customer the block and location and only then is the transaction confirmed.”The Guardian has approached Viagogo for comment. Topics Share on Twitter Wimbledon Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn Viagogo Support The Guardian Share via Email Tennis Since you’re here… … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many new organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Wimbledon 2019 Read more Reuse this contentlast_img read more

Four Dominicans murdered Community calls for arrests and convictions

first_imgHis advice is not an uncommon cry and for the Dominican Community which is said to have at least 4,000 registered in country, Hernandez said this is a huge loss for them, but not just for them but for the Turks and Caicos.  He added, “The TCI is a high class tourist destination, but if things continue going in the current direction, we will lose everything…”  The Assistant Consul for the Dominican Community, Edwin Hernandez called the surge in killings, scary.  “if the relevant authorities don’t put a handle on this type of crimes, it will come to a point where it will be totally out of hand and will be impossible to control crime.”  Juan Carlos Morla was shot reportedly at point blank range in an armed robbery shortly after 3:30pm on Friday October 7, 2016 in an area officially known as Times Square… steps away from two very popular family eateries and steps away from the Public Library.   Morla worked in construction in the TCI. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Hernandez pleaded with authorities, and said as a citizen he believes it is high time the authorities respond also with better, stronger cases that they can win in the courts.  I quote him again, “..please give the general public an answer, but not just saying who they believe did it, but bringing those guilty before the courts with sufficient evidence to secure a conviction.” Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, October 13, 2016 – Four Dominicans are dead this year at the hands of cold-hearted criminals and that community is saddened by losses.   Two women, whose suspect is behind bars awaiting a sufficiency hearing set for next month so that the double homicide trial can begin and two men; both gunned down in separate instances of armed robberies.  Police confirm that the 27 year old killed in down town Providenciales last week was Juan Carlos Morla.  Related Items:27 year old Dominican male gunned down in broad daylight, danny depaula killed in tci, fourth dominican killed this year in provolast_img read more

Hrithik Roshan Deepika Padukone to star in Ramayana as Ram and Sita

first_imgHrithik Roshan, Deepika PadukoneInstagramHrithik Roshan and Deepika Padukone are one of the few Bollywood stars who often manage to sweep fans off their feet with their charming personality be it on-screen or off-screen. So what if the two superstars come together on the big screen? Wouldn’t it be an interesting watch? Well, if the latest reports are to be believed, Hrithik and Deepika are all set to star in Nitesh Tiwari’s mythological drama, Ramayana.According to several reports that have been doing the rounds of the industry, Hrithik would be playing the role of Lord Rama while Deepika is being cast opposite for Sita’s role. The reports further suggest that producer Madhu Mantena wanted to cast Deepika opposite Hrithik to make the project a grand one.It is also being said that Hrithik has almost given his nod to the film and Deepika is reportedly in talks for the role. And if things fall in right place, it will be the first time that Hrithik and Deepika would be sharing screen in a film.The movie is reportedly been bankrolled by Madhu Mantena, Allu Aravind and Namit Malhotra and would be directed by Nitesh Tiwari and Ravi Udyawar.Meanwhile, Hrithik, who is currently basking in the sucess of SSuper 30, will be next seen in War opposite Tiger Shroff and Krrish 4. Deepika, on the other hand, is busy shooting for Meghan Gulzar’s Chhapaak and will be seen playing Kapil Dev’s on-screen wife in Kabir Khan’s ’83 which stars Ranveer Singh as Kapil Dev.last_img read more

The 6th Annual Unsung Heroes Award Dinner

first_imgThe Sisters Saving the City are honoring African American Volunteers on June 28 at the Delta Community Center, 2501 Springhill Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21215 at 4 p.m. Sisters Saving the City recognizes its responsibility to lift up our Black males who care about their community. Not only do these role models care but they are willing to do the work through their volunteerism to help black youth.Contact Kathryn Cooper Nicholas 410-601-0380 for more information.last_img

Arrest in DC Quadruple Shooting

first_imgThe shooter struck four people with gunfire in front of Big Ben Liquor Store, located on the corner of North Capitol Street and New York Avenue in Northwest D.C.Kevin Antonio Cole, 26, of Southeast, has been charged with assault with intent to kill after being arrested on June 15 as the suspected getaway driver during a quadruple shooting in Northwest D.C. on June 8. A person of interest described as a masked man in black is considered the main suspect and, according to the Metro Police, he is still at large.“There have been no additional arrests in this case at this time,” Metropolitan Police Department spokesperson Alice Kim told the AFRO June 20.On June 8, the shooter struck four people with gunfire in front of Big Ben’s Liquor Store, located on the corner of North Capitol Street and New York Avenue, a busy intersection in the late afternoon, police said. Police believe it was not a random shooting and the attacker may have shot his intended target.Video surveillance of the crime scene assisted police in identifying Cole as the suspected driver and provided a description of the shooter.  “This first arrest is a good step in the right direction, but it doesn’t end this investigation,” D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier told reporters at a press conference.Three of the injured were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries. A fourth person is in critical condition.Ward 5 D.C. Council member Kenyan McDuffie (D) attended an emergency meeting on June 9 to inform and listen to residents about the crime happening in their part of the city. (Courtesy Photo)On June 9, an emergency community meeting was organized by the Metropolitan Police Department’s Fifth District. Commander William Fitzgerald of the Fifth District and Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie (D-Ward 5) were present. Lanier said there is an earlier shift in the time of shootings, but the same amount of shootings are going on in the evenings.An area of about 1,000 feet around the liquor store has seen 38 violent crimes as of June 21 this year. Of those violent crimes two have resulted in homicides, according to data collected by the police department.Police are offering up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for the shooting. Anyone with information can call the police at 202-727-9099 or send a text to the Text Tip Line at 50411.last_img read more

KMC to penalise firm if pump servicing is delayed

first_imgKolkata: The Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) will impose heavy penalty on the responsible private firm if the four pumps that have gone for servicing, are not ready by July 10.Tarak Singh, member, mayor-in-council (drainage) who had visited two pumping stations at Behala, said the civic authorities will not spare the firm for the inordinate delay in servicing the pumps. He said there are five pumps at Begorkhal pumping station.On the day when it had rained heavily last week, one pump was found to be functional, while four others could not be operated as the repairer had not installed them after servicing. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedHe said there are three pumps at the Behala Flying Club pumping station. Of these, one pump was working while the second one had developed a snag and the third one had been sent for maintenance, on the day when it had rained heavily last week.He said The Kolkata Environmental Improvement Programme (KEIP) had engaged two firms to repair the pumps. Of the two firms, one has become bankrupt and the KEIP has written to the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to cancel the contract of the joint venture companies. It may be mentioned that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had called up Mayor Sovan Chatterjee on Sunday, expressing her displeasure over the delay in clearing accumulated water from some streets of Behala. Also Read – Naihati: 10 councillors return to TMC from BJPSome roads, lanes and bylanes at Silpara and Pora Asathwatala are still under water. In Sakherbazar, craters have come up on a stretch of Diamond Harbour Road. The potholes, which are covered with water, pose a serious threat to motorcycle riders and drivers.Senior KMC officials said patch repair will be carried out to cover up the potholes temporarily. Metro Railway is constructing the Joka BBD Bag Metro and because of the construction work, the underground pipeline has been damaged, causing waterlogging in some areas.last_img read more