“Famine is declared when there is evidence of extreme conditions regarding food access, child malnutrition and an increase in the death rate,” stated the UN World Food Programme (WFP), while launching in Spain a global Fighting Famine campaign in Spain to warn about this unprecedented food crisis. Commending “the intense response mounted by the humanitarian community,” WFP said the famine declared in two counties of South Sudan in February had been overcome and, to date, Somalia, Yemen and northeast Nigeria have averted it. “Nonetheless,” the agency cautioned, “the situation is still critical.” WFP pointed out that apart from Yemen, the other three countries are entering the lean season – the time of year when the previous season’s harvest has run out and food stocks are at their lowest. Also, the rains are making access by land difficult, and even impossible. While air transportation may sometimes be possible, it costs up to seven times more. The severe food crisis in Yemen is caused by the consequences of armed conflict devastating the country, according to the UN agency. WFP has implemented emergency response mechanisms that include food airdrops in remote areas in South Sudan and trucking in supplies to areas where people have fled from Boko Haram in Nigeria. In June, agency assisted 11.8 million people in the four famine-facing countries, underscoring that “almost half of them are in Yemen, where lack of funding has meant that WFP has been forced to make the difficult decision to reduce the amount of food each person in order to stretch resources further.” To shine a spotlight on the unprecedented food crisis, WFP is taking part in a worldwide #FightingFamine campaign. The UN agency noted that in Spain, Mastercard and MediaCom have donated resources and advertising space so that the initiative is channeled through press, online media, digital screens and street furniture. WFP is funded entirely by voluntary contributions, and with this campaign, it urges “the private sector and individuals to take action to help prevent a looming humanitarian disaster.” As WFP depends on the generosity of donor governments, supporters and partners to quickly deliver food to affected people in these four countries, it urgently needs $900 million to meet immediate needs and avoid the spread of famine for the period of August to January 2018.
Where does Romelu Lukaku’s future lie? 1 Romelu Lukaku could snub a potential return to Chelsea in favour of a move to Manchester United, according to reports.Lukaku is desperate for Champions League football and is said to be pushing for an exit from Everton this summer, having so far refused to sign a new deal at Goodison Park.The Belgian striker is wanted by his former club, with the Blues expected to finally lose Diego Costa to China.But, according to The Sun, Lukaku is not so keen on a move back to Stamford Bridge.The 23-year-old is said to be put off a return to London by the playing style of manager Antonio Conte.While favouring the long frontman, Italian Conte demands high-energy from his strikers defensively, wanting them to constantly press their opponents while off the ball.It’s unfamiliar territory to Lukaku, and it is believed his concerns about how he would fit into Chelsea’s team could see him pass up the chance to sign.United boss Jose Mourinho, meanwhile, has made no secret of his admiration for Lukaku, and could pursue a deal in the summer as he looks to revamp his attack at Old Trafford.
ELLSWORTH — The National Football League released its full 2017 schedule Thursday night, and the New England Patriots are set to open their title defense when they host the NFL Kickoff game against the Kansas City Chiefs at 8:30 p.m. Sept. 7 on NBC.The game marks the 14th consecutive year that the league’s Thursday night opener will involve the winner of the previous year’s Super Bowl. It marks the fourth time New England has hosted the game; the Patriots also did so in 2004, 2005, and 2015.Other games of interest include a Super Bowl LI rematch against the Atlanta Falcons on Oct. 22 and a brutal stretch between Week 10 and Week 15 that will see the Patriots will play five of six games away from Gillette Stadium.Below is the team’s full regular season schedule. Games are played on Sundays unless noted, and those after Week 5 are subject to be moved to different times and networks under the league’s flexible scheduling policy. All times are Eastern.Week 1: 8:30 p.m. Sept. 7, vs. Kansas City Chiefs (NBC, Thursday)Week 2: 1 p.m. Sept. 17, @ New Orleans Saints (CBS)Week 3: 1 p.m. Sept. 24, vs. Houston Texans (CBS)Week 4: 1 p.m. Oct. 1, vs. Carolina Panthers (FOX)Week 5: 8:25 p.m. Oct. 5, @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers (CBS, Thursday)Week 6: 1 p.m. Oct. 15, @ New York Jets (CBS)Week 7: 8:30 p.m.Oct. 22, vs. Atlanta Falcons (NBC)Week 8: 1 p.m. Oct. 29, vs. Los Angeles Chargers (CBS)Week 9: BYE WEEKWeek 10: 8:30 p.m. Nov. 12, @ Denver Broncos (NBC)Week 11: 4:25 p.m. Nov. 19, @ Oakland Raiders (CBS)*Week 12: 1 p.m. Nov. 26, vs. Miami Dolphins (CBS)Week 13: 1 p.m. Dec. 3, @ Buffalo Bills (CBS)Week 14: 8:30 p.m. Dec. 11, @ Miami Dolphins (ESPN, Monday)Week 15: 4:25 p.m. Dec. 17, @ Pittsburgh Steelers (CBS)Week 16: Dec. 24, vs. Buffalo Bills (CBS)Week 17: Dec. 31, vs. New York Jets (CBS)This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text*Game played in Mexico City.
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EU, 6-1, Share This Article Related Article “To play such a role you need to be a physically adept person for doing action." he said. #MeetRaftaarSINGH @SIBTheFilm http://s.t. who was arrested along with him from Nepal last August. 50-day Firearms training in Pak As per the confessional statement Yasin was involved in different businesses like garments in Mumbai perfume in Bhatkal sports goods in Dubai and a job in construction between 2001 and 2007 It is stated that Yasin met IM mastermind Riyaz Bhatkal through his cousin Sajid Salafi in 2004 in Mumbai as they were of identical mindset Riyaz discussed the problems of Muslims and suggested that Yasin visit Pakistan Accordingly Yasin visited Pakistan from Bhatkal in December 2005 on an Indian passport for firearms training of about 50 days After doing some jobs in Dubai Yasin returned to India in 2007 and started staying in Koppa in Karnataka Riyaz then asked him to train others and sent two boys Sayeed and Aniq to him The duo lived with Yasin for about 15 days Yasin has said that he gave “target practice to the two boys with air gun” as he did not have any material with him at Koppa It may be recalled that Sayeed and Aniq hailing from Pune were arrested by the Mumbai crime branch for alleged links with IM’s ‘media cell’ that sent terror e-mails to the media taking responsibility of blasts in Gujarat in 2008 Planned terror attacks in Gujarat After training two boys at Koppa Yasin had a meeting with Bhatkal brothers along with Asif alias Hasan Faizal Chowdhary Mansoor Peerbhoy and Mazid to discuss the rights and atrocities of Muslims in Gujarat and also planned to do some “acts” in the state according to the confessional statement Bhatkal brothers allegedly allotted them different tasks like collection of SIM cards preparation of timers and recovering explosives Most of these suspects hail from Pune and were arrested by Mumbai crime branch along with Peerbhoy who is allegedly the head of IM’s media cell operating from Ashoka Mews Apartment in Kondhwa According to chargesheet filed by Mumbai crime branch the IM operatives allegedly prepared timer devices in Pune which were used for making IEDs for blasts in Ahmedabad and Surat Inspired by movie he made claymore IEDs Yasin said in his statement “For the Ahmedabad blasts Ahmed Bawa Mohsin Chaudhary (who is from Kondhwa and is on the run) and I were entrusted with different tasks In March 2008 after getting inspired by a Hollywood movie I prepared claymore IEDs after we collected all the material needed In July I was called by Riyaz to Pune and with the assistance of Ateef Ahmed and Sajid I prepared 30 IEDs in Ahmedabad (It is suspected that timer devices for these IEDs were prepared in Pune) I placed these IEDs at 30 places in Surat on July 24 and 25 But they did not explode due to failure of timers During this period Iqbal was in Pune while Riyaz accompanied me to various places” Yasin allegedly later prepared 30 more IEDs IM operatives exploded these in Ahmedabad killing around 60 people Earlier Yasin also allegedly prepared 10 IEDs for Jaipur blasts in February 2008 after which he was received by Mohsin and Akbar Chowdhary in Pune As per the statement Yasin stayed in Pune with Bhatkal brothers in a rented room after the Batla House encounter in 2008 Commandant Jamal Khan of the CRPF’s Institute of IED Management said “Claymore IEDs are directional devices which means they are constructed in a way that they give impact in a specific direction maximising the damage These IEDs have been used by the IM in several terrorist attacks” Baig not named in German Bakery blast In his statement Yasin said that as many active IM members were arrested he was silent for a year Meanwhile Kolkata police arrested him in an arms dealing case under Section 381 of IPC He remained in judicial custody for 45 days Yasin stated “After coming out from jail I along with Qateel Siddiqui and others wanted revenge…accordingly we caused a blast at German Bakery in Pune in 2010” Yasin has not named Himayat Baig who is the only suspect arrested by Maharashtra ATS in the case Investigators are probing Yasin’s role in J M Road blasts His aide Asadullah also alleged to be a bomb-maker has been named in J M Road serial bombings of August 2012 For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Ludhiana | Published: October 24 2012 3:53 am Related News The star cast of Jaspal Bhattis forthcoming movie Power Cut was in the city on Tuesday A romantic comedythe movie is produced by Pawaljit Singh Rupal of P&R Films in association with Mad Arts The cast interacted with the media at Yellow Chilli in Sarabha Nagar Nothing can be as irking as a power cut? 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splurging big on players.However the former Newcastle United striker is not convinced by how sustainable the model is "I don’t necessarily see that as the right way forward because it’s instant I find it difficult to see how China is going to sustain it It’s about growing about trying to promote from withinand getting the youth involved in the game But it’s not a quick process and will take time I find it difficult to see how China will be able to sustain paying the sort of salaries to the players which they pay now "The difference between China and the Indian Super League (ISL) is that when ISL signed a lot of big name players they were sort of on their way out or in the latter stages of their careers What China is doing is getting players at the peak of their career those who are 24 or 25 years of age which is one of the reasons why they have to pay the outrageous sums of money as salaries" he said India may not have the best infrastructure in terms ofa sport like football but all it needs is proper guidance and dedication which is visiblein China As Shearer mentions sustainability is a big issue but India should not try and replicate their counterparts Rather he opines that they must see CSL as an example to spread awareness about the game Shearer who scored 260 goals in the Premier League added that a lack of infrastructure and facilities should not be an excuse for not promoting the beautiful game "I didn’t have great stadiums to play in when I started I didn’t have great facilities when I was a kid But I loved the game” the talismanic striker added “So if we can keep promoting the game and tell kids how great football is you necessarily don’t need great facilities which I never had I didn’t have pristine pitches to play on or the training stadiums that they have these days I sometimes played on the road You don’t need infrastructure to start playing Not as kids I used stones cans or whatever I could find to play football” he signed off Mumbai: Schoolboy Pranav Dhanawade who achieved fame with record-breaking unbeaten 1009 in a school match was allegedly involved in argument with the police after he refused to vacate a ground being used as helipad The Subhash ground in Kalyan where Dhanawade was playing along with his friends was handed over to the police for security reasons a senior police official said File photo of Pranav Dhanawade Getty Images The Public Welfare Department has constructed a helipad on the ground in view of Union HRD minister Prakash Javadekar’s visit to Kalyan A guard who was on duty to protect the helipad came to the players and asked them to stop the game Dhanawade and his friends started arguing with police asking where to play if not on the ground In a few minutes an officer and some police constables reached the ground said the police A heated argument started between the police and locals over playing on the ground Dhanawade asked the police to show permission and hence the cops took him to the police station said DS Suryawanshi of Bajarpeth police station Hence Dhanawade was taken to the police station and later let off after police gave him a warning said the officer The player has secured a monthly scholarship for five years from the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) after becoming the first batsman in the world to notch up a four-figure innings Dhanawade from the KC Gandhi Higher Secondary school in Kalyan had batted for 395 minutes in a two-day match against Arya Gurukul in the MCA-conducted Bhandari Cup inter-school cricket tournament to remain unbeaten off 323 balls in which he struck a staggering 59 sixes and 129 fours Meanwhile Javadekar has decided to travel by road and not by helicopter from Pune "It is not proper to make use of the playgrounds for helipad hence I would be travelling by road and will not use the helicopter this time" the minister told a regional news channel Who’d be Dave Richardson Just a few months ago the ICC chief executive was flush with enthusiasm as he presented a plan for a two-tier Test system including Ireland and Afghanistan After long being labelled perhaps rather simplistically as a stooge of and apologist for the Big Three nations he spoke gamely about providing “meaning and context” for the longest form What’s more Richardson had two-thirds of that virile triumvirate on board with England and Australia apparently supporting the proposal It seemed not only progress for cricket but progress for the ICC as an independent body distancing itself a little from the notion it only serves its already self-serving leading members rather than the game itself The idea was further boosted with the revelation – 72 percent of players were also in favour Well A few months is clearly a long time in cricket politics Now the two-tier idea has been slapped down by a BCCI-led faction with slightly sheepish talk of a Test championship –a flogged horse many presumed already dead –all there is for Richardson to herald albeit alongside the welcome commitment to a ‘minimum’ 16-team World T20 in 2018 The knockback was welcomed by plenty Sir Viv Richards included but it again felt like a golden chance for cricket to haul itself into a meritocratic future had slipped away due to self-protectionism Even if we accept those boards most forcibly advocating such a system – namely the ECB and Cricket Australia – had one eye on protecting their own soon to be renegotiated TV revenues rather than nobly advancing the cause of the game it still seemed another lost opportunity The International Cricket Council (ICC) logo In many respects Richardson’s role in expanding the game globally is not to be envied He is essentially a lifeguard patrolling a patch of water leased out to swimmers by sharks He can sit in his high chair blowing his whistle to try and get the sharks to play nicely with the existing swimmers He can even try to coax the sharks into allowing a few more people into the water but ultimately it’s a thankless task The ICC’s whistle is no match for apex predators On this occasion it was the BCCI doing the Jaws impression (if you disagree with their stance) but other boards have been equally biting in the past The upshot of last week’s Dubai meeting and the coy statement which followed were equally depressing Had the ICC been somehow able to broker a two-tier deal we would immediately have had both genuine competition in Test cricket and a further two Test teams This would have been at a stroke a 20percentincrease in sides playing the longest form from ten to a still hardly gargantuan twelve After 139 years of Tests this would have been both one small step and one giant leap simultaneously Instead the ICC and thus cricket continues to tread water and so for the present associate nations the fig leaf of inclusion that the last ODI World Cup was has now been dispensed with entirely for Tests Cricket again just stands naked and unabashed in all its unmeritocratic glory happy to bare all its flaws to the world again Claiming a two-tier system is not a cure for all Test cricket’s woes is perfectly valid point but this is to believe it is already moribund The format isn’t dying but as with any creature which fails to sow its seeds widely it isn’t evolving either Conversely Test cricket’s very durability is part of the problem The very fact it has been able to sustain itself for so long while only being played by such a narrow coterie has negated any genuine desire to spread the format beyond its present borders Under the Intercontinental Cup process just one associate team may possibly secure Test cricket for the next four-year cycle of matches so teams outside the ten are effectively left able to just climb up the T20 and ODI rungs of cricket’s ladder There were some compelling football analogy arguments made against a two-tier system on Firstpost but cricket’s perilously narrow pathway to Tests for associate teams seems akin to FIFA keeping emerging nations locked in a gym playing futsal against each other in perpetuity until Germany Spain and Brazil decide they’re ready to have a go on the big pitch Really what other game in the world tries to repress the genuine spread of competition the way cricket does Those against the immediately elevation of Ireland and Afghanistan to Test status also often cite Zimbabwe and Bangladesh’s slow progress since they joined the top table But using two nations’ failures as a barrier to offering opportunity to so many others is extrapolation speculation and defenestration in one fell swoop Others offer arguments about wishing to protect the integrity of the game by ensuring –to borrow Richardson’s silly phrase to justify a ten-team ODI World Cup – Tests remaincontests between “evenly matched teams” Others are worried that weaker sides playing more amongst themselves will skew records defiling the sanctity of Test statistics databases All these arguments must induce a wry smile in Emily Pankhurst wherever she is now so paltry are they in defence of disenfranchisement Some critics of the plan were also concerned that marquee series could disappear if teams find themselves in different divisions but firstly there’s nothing to stop teams scheduling “friendly” matches outside the tier structure Secondly cricket’s present governance is too weak to ensure fans see the marquee Test series everyone most wants namely India versus Pakistan In this particular instance a “league” fixture would be a compelling reason to get them back on the pitch together If you want to see Mohammad Amir bowling to Virat Kohli in a Test the ICC plan is currently your best bet The quandary for smaller boards is ultimately going to be which system –the present or proposed –helps boost Test cricket in their nations: Playing against lesser sides but in a genuinely competitive league context versus playing prestige sides to secure more money and preserve historical kudos For the West Indies the problem is deemed especiallyacute given their players’ particular and perfectly understandable liking for playing in lucrative T20 leagues and not unrelated the nation’s huge success in the format Rather than clinging on to bilateral Test series with the big guns however smaller boards could continue to harvest revenue from limited over series against them whilst playing Test cricket which actually had something riding on it and thus garnered greater interest India’s recent visit to the West Indies may well have boosted the WICB’s coffers but it is hard to believe it inspired more enthusiasm among current or potential home fans than would Tests played in a genuinely competitive context albeit against weaker teams The argument against allowing Ireland and Afghanistan in because it would harm TV revenue or crowds also presupposes present Test nation fans would have have no desire to see new teams play This seems a presumption contrary to the very reason so many people watch sport: To see the emergence of fresh talent upsetting the established order There are wheels within wheels within wheels on this issue and cricket’s grind in a particularly complex and cumbersome manner The fact is no one really truly knows what the effect of a two-tier Test structure would be neither its advocates or critics But what we do know is this – last week cricket had the chance to pick up the Test mace and use it to partially smash through the glass ceiling faced by associate teams Sadly almost inevitably it again dropped the prize Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: May 21 2013 2:07 am Related News For the first timethe Panjab University (PU) will hold a Vidyarthi Panchayat to address the grievance of students on the spot The first session of the panchayat will be held on May 22 where research scholars will be invited to share their problems An initiative of the Punjab University Students Council (PUCSC) and National Students Union of India (NSUI)it will help the students in resolving their problems and bring better accountability on the part of the administration It has been decided that the DeanStudents Welfare (DSW)will be holding a monthly hearing under this system The officials who will be present during the grievance hearing session will be the RegistrarController of ExaminationFDO and all the wardens The initiative is being taken jointly by PUCSC and NSUI and they would like it to be held every month before the syndicate and all the problems which are not taken care of should be included in the agenda of the syndicate and taken as priority? 23, to return. The sitting MLAs have been deprived tickets to contest the forthcoming Punjab election and when they asked the party high command, Herein lies the singular problem. Ajinkya Rahane was injured and couldn’t really bat well enough.261 votes, he died in the hospital. the state government said, Satwant Kaur Mahilpur APROPOS ?
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