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ATP Confirms Creation of Player Aid Program

first_imgWe will verify the worldwide governing our bodies of world tennis are in discussions to create a Player Reduction Program.This can present much-needed help to gamers who’re significantly affected throughout the # COVID19 disaster.– ATP Tour (@atptour) April 21, 2020“We all know that for our gamers, in addition to for many individuals world wide, there’s a want for monetary help for individuals who want it most.”, culminates the writing on a undertaking that helps the ATP Gamers Council and by which the three nice stars of racquet sport, Federer, Nadal and Djokovic, had been particularly concerned, whose intention is that heThe gamers who’re under 250 and didn’t play in the principle draw or within the preview of the Australian Open, obtain monetary help to outlive a season that’s not but identified if it’s going to resume. The Skilled Tennis Gamers Affiliation (ATP) has confirmed by means of a press release the creation of the Player Aid Program for the COVID-19 disaster, the character of which was superior a couple of days in the past by the president of the German Federation, Dirk Hordoff, and who would allocate $ 10,000 for every participant situated between positions 250 and 700 of the boys’s and ladies’s rankings, cash from the income of the highest 100 of the classification. “The worldwide governing our bodies of world tennis (ATP, WTA, the 4 Grand Slams and the ITF) can verify that they’re in talks to supply the much-needed help to gamers. who’re significantly affected throughout this time of the coronavirus disaster, “reads the word asserting that the small print can be revealed” within the close to future. “ATP explains that “the negotiations have progressed nicely” and that the seven events concerned will make “a big contribution” to this system. “The well being and security of everybody concerned in tennis is the highest precedence for all governing our bodies, and the tennis neighborhood has been steadfast in its function in limiting the unfold of an infection,” says the boys’s circuit group, which extols the angle of tennis gamers throughout confinement, which “They have interaction their followers by means of messages of hope whereas reiterating the significance of staying protected at house, in addition to demonstrating inventive methods to maintain match and practising to be prepared when the time comes.”last_img read more

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Jamaica: breeding ground for athletic talent

first_imgWhile Jamaicans celebrated the triumphs of the country’s athletes at the 15th International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships in Athletics, which ended in Beijing, China, yesterday, there was also reason to celebrate the country’s athletics programme in its entirety. Several athletes who competed at the World Championships representing other countries train in Jamaica under local coaches. These athletes work out at the IAAF High Performance Training Centre (HPTC) based at the University of the West Indies (UWI) and the UWI-based Racers Track Club under coach Glen Mills. The most famous face of those who ran in Beijing would have been the Anguilla-born British sprinter, Zharnel Hughes, who will enter his fourth and final year at the HPTC this season. Hughes finished fifth in the men’s 200m in a personal best time of 20.02 seconds. Botswana’s Isaac Makwala, who was fifth in the men’s 400m in a time of 44.63, also trains in Jamaica at the HPTC, as does The Maldives’ Hassan Saaid, who advanced from the preliminary round of the men’s 100m after finishing second in heat one in a time of 10.56; and later finished seventh in heat seven in a national record 10.42 seconds. Jacqueline Miller, the daughter of late former president of the North Central America and Caribbean Association (NACAC) president, Neville ‘Teddy’ McCook, is acting director of the IAAF-funded HPTC. The IAAF’s scholarship covers meals, coaching, physiotherapy and housing for athletes at the Aqueduct Flats. The specialty of the local centre is sprints and hurdles and Miller said the mandate of the US$1300 four-year programme is to get young athletes, usually under the age of 25, ‘on the podium’. Miller told The Gleaner that she feels the centre is meeting its mandate. “I think some of the athletes don’t even come to us with the (World Championships) qualifying times and some of them are now the national record holders in their countries,” she said. “Zharnel Hughes is the Diamond League leader in the 200m. We only get four years to go at it and I think we are on our way to doing it,” she added. Miller also noted that good performances also boost requests to attend the HPTC. Selection is done by the board of directors, which includes members of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) and the Jamaica Olympic Association. Usain Bolt, who won gold in the men’s 100m, 200m and was part of the men’s 4x100m gold medal winning team in Beijing, was also a beneficiary of the HPTC in his early career. Bolt now trains with Mills, who also coaches Antiguans Daniel Bailey and Miguel Francis, who were both members of the Antigua and Barbuda men’s 4x100m relay team which finished fifth to Jamaica in the final in a time of 38.61 seconds. Francis is part funded by his member federation and Miller said it was hoped he would be able to join the HPTC in the near future. Delanno Williams, who ran the second leg of the Great Britain and Northern Ireland’s men’s 4x400m bronze medal team (2:58.51), also trains with Racers at UWI.last_img read more

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Cone unfazed as Ginebra faces ‘greatest team of all time’ in PBA Finals

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netTim Cone, the most decorated coach in PBA history with 20 championships under his belt, is the only coach in the league to win two Grand Slams.But despite being part of several super teams with Alaska, Purefoods and now Ginebra, Cone sees the current San Miguel Beer team, which he is about to face in the finals, having the makings of the greatest PBA squad ever assembled.ADVERTISEMENT “You wanna have a great challenge? There’s nothing more challenging in our league than playing this San Miguel which might be the greatest team of all time. I mean, they could very well be the greatest team of all time,” Cone said on Monday night after guiding the Gin Kings back to the finals in the 2018 Commissioner’s Cup.“So the challenge is out there for us. I think our guys are going to embrace it and we’re expecting a tough series,” he added.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Cone offered high praise for San Miguel but there was never a hint of fear while he kept raving about the formidable Beermen, who are the equivalent of the Golden State Warriors in the NBA.Cone likes his chances and he believes Ginebra, which has no shortage of star power, is equipped to dethrone San Miguel. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins “Like I said, any team in the league we have, probably, the best matchup to San Miguel,” he said, wary of the Beermen’s ultra talented core anchored by reigning four-time MVP June Mar Fajardo and NBA-caliber import Renaldo Balkman. “We think we can give them a battle. We’ll do our best.”The best-of-seven finals begin on Friday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’center_img Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West LATEST STORIES Ginebra escapes Rain or Shine, sets up finals clash with San Miguel MOST READ Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs View commentslast_img read more

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Finance, Afriland Bank, Ink MOU

first_imgThe Ministry of Finance has taken a major step in an effort to decentralize its treasury functions across the country, particularly in rural Liberia.The Ministry signed a memorandum of understanding(MOU) with a local bank to operate cash centers in two counties.Finance Minister Amara Mohammed Konneh last week disclosed that he had signed the MOU in Monrovia, authorizing the Afriland First Bank to operate the cash centers in River Gee and Grand Kru Counties.According to Minister Konneh, the MOU is part of an overall effort of the government of Liberia—through the Finance Ministry—to expand fiscal operations at the county level, by taking services to grass-root communities, in order to encourage growth and development across the country.The Finance Minister also noted that the MOU exemplifies government’s plan to decentralize some of its treasury functions in the counties, in a bid to improve their capacity for fiscal decentralization as planned.Currently, out of 15 counties, only nine are served by either commercial banks or the Central Bank of Liberia. As a result, the Ministry of Finance charters United Nations (UN) flights on a monthly basis to deliver salaries to government staff working in those areas.To solve this problem, the Finance Ministry has started to construct cash centers in some of the counties. The first step in this direction was taken by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in Gbarpolu County. in July last year.The primary objective of the cash center is to enable civil servants conveniently and timely access their salaries, a Finance Ministry statement said. However, the cash centers need to be operated by a professional team; therefore, the offer to the commercial banks to partner with the government in operating the centers for mutual benefits is crucial, as paying civil servants in these areas of employment increase their purchasing power.It was in this light that the Finance Ministry sought the partnership of commercial banks for the provision of cash services and other related banking services in Grand Kru and River Gee Counties. Afriland First Bank, a legally registered banking institution in the country, expressed interest in the cash center activity.Afriland First Bank is a hybrid (deposit-taking and agriculture) banking institution. It is expected that the MOU inked between the Finance Ministry and the Bank will help to empower the local people through the provision of loans and other financial services. The government of Liberia will, this paper has learnt, use the Bank for revenue deposit and will partner with it to foster timely payment of civil servant salaries.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Runners take on the challenge of Babcock Mountain in Emperor’s Challenge

first_imgFull results for this year’s Emperor’s Challenge can be found here. TUMBLER RIDGE, B.C. – The 21st Annual Emperor’s Challenge took place on Saturday, August 10.Many participants from all over took on the Challenge in a half marathon on Babcock Mountain, located in the Tumbler Ridge UNESCO Global Geopark.The Challenge featured a starting elevation of over 4,000 feet, with the summit at over 6,100 feet.- Advertisement -The total distance of the Challenge is 20 kilometres with a total elevation gain of 2,050 feet.Winning this year’s Emperor’s Challenge was Kris Swanson, of Victoria, with a total time of 1:24:23.Also taking place on Saturday was the 4 km, as well as a 2 km race.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Sterling warns stars are being ‘butchered’

first_img0Shares0000“We’re being ‘butchered’.”: Raheem Sterling fears stars may miss World Cup because of referees not cracking down on dangerous challenges © AFP/File / Oli SCARFFMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Feb 3 – Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling has hit out at the quality of officials in England, claiming players could miss the World Cup because they’re being “butchered” by bad challenges.City star Leroy Sane was sidelined for up to seven weeks after a bad tackle by Cardiff’s Joe Bennett in their 2-0 win in the FA Cup last weekend. Referee Bobby Madley then failed to show a red card to West Brom’s Matt Phillips after his knee-high challenge on youngster Brahim Diaz in the closing stages.It follows a glut of incidents on City players this season, none of which were punished with dismissals.Manager Pep Guardiola has repeatedly asked for referees to protect the players, but his calls appear to fallen on deaf ears.But now Sterling, 23, is backing up his manager, saying the nature of the tackles could put those on the receiving end in serious trouble.He said: “I find it a bit unfair at times. I feel that we haven’t been protected enough in certain situations. I think some of the challenges have been awful.“It’s not what I expect to see in a top flight football match — especially when teams are losing and just go out to kick players.“I don’t think that’s right. I do think we need to cut down on that because we’ve got a World Cup at the end of the year and majority of the players in the top flight and in our team will be playing in it.“It would be sad to see someone miss the tournament due to a silly tackle and someone get away with it.“These tackles can happen — but it can’t be every game we’re getting two players coming in with injuries.“There are going to be challenges that are badly timed and probably not all of them are intentional, but at the same time if it’s a dangerous tackle, it’s a dangerous tackle.“I think the referees and officials need to cut these tackles out because as you can see some of the players are getting butchered out there and it’s sad to see.“But I just feel we need to try and cut this out of the game.”Guardiola has called for officials to protect not just his stars, but all players — though he has not had much support from his peers.Cardiff boss Neil Warnock commented after the FA Cup tie that Guardiola should expect strong challenges in England, while West Brom manager Alan Pardew accused the Catalan of trying to get the crowd to put pressure on the referee.It was sparked by several weeks of incidents that could have left some of the Premier League leaders’ team badly hurt.Kevin De Bruyne was stretchered off at Crystal Palace after being hacked down by Jason Puncheon, weeks after he was on the receiving end of a studs-up challenge by Tottenham’s Dele Alli.Sterling was also caught late by Harry Kane in the first half of that match, which finished 4-1 to City.City already have long-term injury problems with Benjamin Mendy, Gabriel Jesus and Sane still missing.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Video: Everton youngster with sublime goal from halfway line in Under-18s game

first_imgCheck out this brilliant David Beckham-esque  wondergoal  from Everton youngster Liam Walsh!The Under-18s starlet shows great vision to score from the halfway line in a 2-0 victory over Derby County.It was an extra special strike from the 17-year-old, as victory put the Toffees’ youngsters top of the table.Check out the magnificent hit in the video above!last_img

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Manchester United transfer report: Top target’s agent meets with PSG representatives

first_imgManchester United’s hopes of re-signing Cristiano Ronaldo could be almost over with reports in France claiming the player’s agent has already met with the owner of Paris Saint-Germain.According to reports from across the Channel, PSG’s chairman and chief executive Nasser Al-Khelaifi has met with Ronaldo’s representative and close friend Jorge Mendes.The 30-year-old might be looking to get out of Real Madrid after they were humiliated by rivals Barcelona on Saturday evening.The figures involved are £91m for the transfer fee and £15m in wages per season.Madrid have called a press conference for Monday evening which could spell the end for current boss Rafael Benitez, who is believed to have clashed with the Portuguese.If Madrid install a new boss Ronaldo approves of he might remain in the Spanish capital.If not, then the French side with deep pockets will be in the driving seat to sign the superstar. 1 Cristiano Ronaldo last_img read more

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A sign of the times for Donegal speed vans!

first_imgWe would never dismiss any work carried out in the name of cutting down the carnage on our county’s roads.But we had to allow ourselves a small smile when we spotted this photo from Laura McGinley.The sign was erected on the outskirts of Carrigart warning motorists to reduce their speed – because there was a speed van in the area! Whatever it takes to ensure we observe and keep to the rules of the road…….A sign of the times for Donegal speed vans! was last modified: October 19th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Live preseason updates: Warriors vs. Lakers, Monday night

first_img2019 SERIES: Second meeting. LAST MEETING: Lakers d. Warriors in preseason, … Click here if you’re unable to view the photo gallery on your mobile device. Scroll down to get insights and news updates from the Warriors’ preseason rematch against the Lakers in Los Angeles, where both teams will be resting stars.GAME ESSENTIALS: Warriors (1-1) vs. Lakers (1-2) at Staples Center, Los Angeles, Monday at 7:30 p.m. (PT). TV: NBA-TV.ODDS: Warriors -1 (opened at Warriors -1).last_img

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Geocaching Presents: Geocaching en Español

first_img SharePrint RelatedTres razones para agregar amigos en Geocaching.comJuly 30, 2019In “Español”Consejos de geocaching para excursionistas y planificadoresSeptember 17, 2019In “Español”¡Gana un rastreable de Magic: The Gathering y descubre la Ciudad Dorada de Orazca!November 28, 2017In “Español” [Editor’s Note: Click on CC for Subtitles in Seven Languages][vsw id=”HAHxb2NGdCg” source=”youtube” width=”425″ height=”344″ autoplay=”no”]Comparte tu pasión por Geocaching con este nuevo video en español. Muéstrales a tus amigos y familiares el mundo de aventuras al que se puede ingresar con solo abrir la puerta de tu casa y comparte con nosotros como fue que te iniciaste en esta maravillosa actividad.Geocaching en EspañolExplore Little Havana in Miami, Florida in this new Presents video: Geocaching en Español. This Spanish language video takes you along on an urban cache run through an historic Cuban-American neighborhood.Subscribe to the official YouTube channel to be one of the first to see new videos about the evolving world of geocaching. Watch the more than 50 videos produced by on our video page.Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

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The Five Lens Filters Every Video Shooter Should Own

first_imgPost-production and color grading can go a very long way in making your images look amazing, but in order to achieve a truly cinematic image, it’s what goes in front of the lens that matters most.When DaVinci Resolve Lite was released for free, just about every editor and shooter that I knew became an amateur colorist. At around the same time, many of my colleagues had started shooting with RAW cameras, or at the very least cameras that could shoot to ProRes, and they started to over-emphasize the post-production process to the point of neglecting some traditional elements of cinematography. The general trend over the last few years has been to ‘fix it in post’ and focus far more on color grading and post-processing than nailing the image in camera. As such, the use of lens filters has almost become an afterthought for many enthusiast level DPs, as they mistakenly believe that they can replicate the look of any given filter in post.I personally am of the belief that if you want to achieve the most cinematic image possible, you need to get as much done in camera as possible. In this post let’s focus on the use of lens filters, as they are silently becoming a forgotten trick of the trade. The first two are the most critical (you may already own them), but the others are also extremely valuable.1. UV FilterImage from ShutterstockUV filters do exactly what it sounds like – filter excess UV light from hitting your lens/sensor and negatively affecting your image.Truthfully, most modern cameras don’t really require a UV filter, however I highly recommend that you buy one simply as a means to protect your lens (and investment). Many professional shooters like to keep a UV Filter on their lenses at all times to protect the surface of the lens from scratches and also to take the impact if the lens is dropped. You need to be careful when using UV Filters as some of them can actually cause strange reflections/flares when shooting, but it is just good practice to keep one on your lens whenever possible. Just remember to take it off before shooting if your lens in prone to flares.2. ND FilterImage from Robert Emperley on FlickrIf you don’t already own an ND filter kit (or a variable ND) you need to get one. If you’re really new to this – ND filters essentially are like putting sunglasses on your lens. They allow you to control the exposure of your image without having to adjust your shutter speed, iris, or ISO setting. They are invaluable to have, and a complete necessity for achieving specific depth-of-field looks in camera.ND filters can be purchased as a kit and stacked together to bring down the overall exposure in small increments, or a variable ND filter will get gradually darker as it is rotated. Variable NDs are the easiest and fastest to use on set, but are often lower quality and can cause a slight color cast on your image.3. PolarizerNext to an ND filter, the polarizer is arguably the most important creative filter that every DP should have. Polarizers effectively cut out glare, reflections, and other unpleasant sources of light without darkening the entire image substantially. In very simple terms – they are designed to cut out the light that you don’t want in your image, but leave all of the light that is giving you your exposure. Take a look at this example below:Image from PiccoloNamek on WikimediaPolarizers are particularly useful when shooting through a car window, or any other piece of glass that is causing a reflection, as the filter will help the camera to see right through the glare. They also work beautifully when capturing shots of the sky and clouds, bringing out fine detail and an overall richness that isn’t possible without them.4. DiffusionWith today’s cameras being as overly sharp as they are, there has never been a better time to own a diffusion filter. As the name implies, diffusion filters soften your subject slightly and can often create a beautiful but very subtle glow around certain parts of of the image.When diffusion filters are used with soft cameras, they can often create a final image that is almost too-soft and somewhat dream-like. However, when coupled with cameras like the Lumix GH4 or Canon C300, which are very sharp to begin with (almost to a fault), they help to get the image looking less digital and more organic.5. Color FiltersI personally don’t use color balancing filters often, however I do own a couple and they can be very useful from time to time. Color balancing filters can effectively  warm up, cool down, or otherwise add some sort of color effect to your image. Custom white balancing and color correction can certainly replicate the look of a color filter easily, but the end the result will never be exactly the same.Image from ShutterstockThese filters are especially useful if you’re shooting with a camera that doesn’t allow for custom white balancing or recording to a heavily compressed format, as it will allow you to capture your look in camera and avoid having to grade the image too heavily in post. That said, they can be fun to use and experiment with regardless of which camera you’re using. 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Video: Large animals are no whiz at peeing

first_imgAn elephant’s bladder is more than 3000 times the size of a cat’s, yet the two animals take the same amount of time to urinate. That’s the surprising conclusion of a study previously released on the arXiv preprint server and set for publication this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Videos shot of a range of different mammals reveal that, as long as the animals are larger than 3 kilograms, they take approximately 21 seconds to empty their bladders. To find out why, the researchers measured how quickly the urine flowed from their urethras. As an animal’s body size increases, so does the length of its urethra. Because an elephant’s urethra is longer than a cat’s, for example, gravity creates more pressure in the elephant’s urethra, pushing the urine through faster. The rule doesn’t hold for small animals like rats and bats, which take only 0.1 to 2 seconds to urinate. Their urethras are so thin that gravity doesn’t affect the flow of urine. Instead, surface tension pulls the urine through the urethra until it emerges in droplets (as in the video above). The researchers hope that their findings will help engineers build larger systems of pipes and reservoirs that don’t take as long to drain.(Video credit: Kenneth Breuer and Sharon Swartz, Brown University)Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)last_img read more

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Muharram processions banned in Kashmir Valley

first_imgThe Jammu & Kashmir government on Saturday completely banned Muharram processions — where Shia Muslims observe the martyrdom of Prophet Muhammad’s grandson 1400 years ago — in Kashmir due to current restrictions arising in the aftermath of the revocation of J&K’s special status.“In view of the imposition of Section 144 of the CrPC and in order to avoid any loss to life and property, the government has decided that no procession shall be allowed in district Srinagar on Muharram 8th, 9th, 10th, which fall on September 8, 9, 10 respectively,” said the government order.Traditionally, Shias would carry out a huge procession from Lal Chowk to Dalgate. The practice was banned in 1989 as militancy broke out. These religious processions would convert into anti-India protests. However, large processions would be allowed in all Shia-majority areas of Zadibal, Budgam and Hasnabad. The government move comes after Shia Muslims clashed with security forces and raised pro-freedom slogans in Srinagar’s Hasnabad area and parts of Budgam district in the past 24 hours. Police said security forces used pellet shotguns and teargas shells to contain these processions in the old city in Srinagar.last_img read more

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WWE: Get chills as you sit through the Undertaker’s 10 greatest entrances

first_imgAdvertisement AdvertisementOnly four days separate us from the final showdown between The Undertaker and Triple H in Melbourne, Australia. Both these WWE Icons will lock horns for one last time in the squared circle on Saturday, October 6, and draw the curtains on their tumultuous rivalry.Last night on Monday Night RAW, The Phenom, and his brother, Kane, laid out Triple H and Shawn Michaels in the middle of the ring with two vicious Chokeslams.However, The Undertaker wasn’t finished as he returned to deliver a Tombstone Piledriver to The Game to send a powerful and resounding statement to his opponent ahead of their clash at WWE Super Show Down.In the past, The Undertaker’s entrance alone has shaken multiple superstars prior to the start of the match. But, Triple H is one of those men who has no fear and knows the Undertaker very well and with his best friend, HBK in his corner, we are in store for one epic match.On that note, here are the Undertaker’s 10 greatest entrances:last_img read more

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Eduardo Vargas nets four as Chile rout Mexico 7-0 in Copa America quarters

first_imgEduardo Vargas scored four goals, Edson Puch added two, and defending champion Chile thoroughly dismantled Mexico from every angle in a 7-0 Copa America quarterfinal trouncing Saturday night.Mexico’s best unbeaten streak in history ended in embarrassing fashion at 22 matches, one day shy of a year since El Tri’s last loss to Ecuador in the Copa group stage.After Vargas found the net for the final time on this extraordinary display of shot-making, the star forward jumped in the air and pumped his right fist as his shaggy hair swayed in the Bay Area breeze. And a sold-out stadium of 70,547 that began the night like a Mexico home game quickly emptied of El Tri fanaticos as the clock wound down.Alexis Sanchez had a goal and two assists, and Puch scored the bookends for Chile – starting things off in the 16th minute and punctuating this dominant night with an 88th-minute score.last_img read more

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