Culinary Nostalgia

first_imgJhumpa Lahiri’s much-celebrated novel, The Namesake, famously begins with a scene in a kitchen. In her apartment in Central Square, Cambridge, Ashima Ganguli, the protagonist’s immigrant mother, combines Rice Krispies, Planters peanuts, red onion, salt, lemon juice, and green chili pepper as a “humble approximation of the snack sold for pennies on Calcutta sidewalks.” As she assembles the dish, she wishes she had some mustard oil, that necessary ingredient to make a quintessentially Bengali dish more Bengali. The absence of mustard oil in her kitchen pantry signals to the reader that Ashima Ganguli lives in a United States a few decades before Indian grocery stores dotted the landscape, from the densely populated metropolises of Chicago and New York to smaller cities in America’s homeland like Columbus, Ohio.   Indeed, Lahiri’s narrative begins in 1968, just three years after the passage of the Hart-Celler Immigration Act of 1965, a time when there were few Indians, and even fewer Indian grocery stores in the United States. This was not the US of today where chai lattes are ubiquitous and where one is not hard-pressed to find sandwiches like the tandoori chicken flatbread at Cosi, a popular sandwich restaurant chain. This was a United States in which regional ingredients like mustard oil were impossibly difficult to procure. It was a time when trips to India meant stocking up on spices and packing the loot into suitcases to bring back to the U.S. But in between trips, one had to make do with what was available, especially when it came to ingredients like oils, vegetables and meats. Reading Lahiri’s words, one cannot help but reflect on how the passage captures the immigrant sensibility perfectly. It is beautifully suggestive of the ways in which diasporics have always had to make do with what is available. In the absence of puffed rice, one turns to Rice Krispies. In the absence of mustard oil, one gets by with canola oil. As a woman of Indian origin who grew up in various nodes of the Indian diaspora spanning from the 1970s to the present and stretching from Malaysia to Papua New Guinea and from Australia to the United States, I have always been amazed by the incredibly innovative ways in which our mothers all had a little of Ashima Ganguli in them. They longed for the tastes of home, but made do with what was available, creating new recipes along the way.  And it was with the view of understanding how culture informs our culinary choices that I set about writing a book on the topic. My book, Culinary Fictions, examines what food means in diasporic literatures of South Asia. It strives to understand the powerful place food occupies in our cultural imagination while implicitly engaging the many ways in which my own experiences as a diasporic child who learned to eat Indian food everywhere but India had impacted my intellectual growth. Eating Indian food was what made me Indian and I was curious about the link between cultural identity and why we eat what we eat. Jean Brillat Savarin, French gastronome and intellectual once said, “Tell me what you eat, I’ll tell you what you are.” I wanted to probe how food forms community in various places where Indians have migrated in the late 20th century. My earliest memories of Indian food come from my childhood in Malaysia and adolescence in Papua New Guinea. Malaysia in the late 1970s and early 1980s was a fantastic place for an immigrant family from India. In the years before the virulent anti-Indian nationalism that would set in later in the 1980s, Indian food was everywhere. The local Indian community had strongly influenced the cuisine and one of my all-time favorites was roti canai (pronounced cha-nai). Part of the pleasure of eating roti canai is watching it being made by the cooks who prepared the roti in full view of restaurant patrons. As a child, I loved to watch roti canai being whirled in the air, like a flying pancake. Typically, the dough is expertly twirled until it becomes translucently thin. After it is stretched, it is folded and cooked on a hot grill. The oily flaky bread is then served with a thin spicy curry. While roti canai was often prepared by local Tamils, the origins of the dish are not so clear. Some claim the dish is a South Indian specialty named for immigrants from Chennai; others claim that “canai” is a variant of the channa masala, popular in Northern India, while still others claim the word canai derives from the Malay word for “grind” or “knead.” Whatever its origins, it is an undeniable part of the culinary legacy of India in Malaysia and has now made its way into U.S. restaurants. Gobo, a restaurant on New York’s fashionable Upper East Side, features roti canai on its menu (though I did have to correct the waitress for pronouncing it “kanai” despite her protests that she was correct). Elegantly folded to resemble a samosa, Gobo’s roti canai tastes amazingly like the real thing even as part of me craves for the simplicity of the roti canai prepared in Malaysia.   Like Ashima Ganguli, the taste of this simple dish was able to transport me back to an earlier time and place. Eating the roti canai with my friend Sejal, I was transported to Malaysia and recalled how on weekends, my father would bring home stacks of roti layered between newspaper along with curry in plastic pouches that threatened to burst and we would greedily devour them in a matter of minutes. Yes, it was the easy availability of Indian style food in Malaysia that made it such a culinary pleasure. When my family moved to Papua New Guinea in 1982, we left behind a bounty of Indian foods, restaurants and street food. Papua New Guinea in the 1980s and 1990s might have been an expatriate haven for Indians, but there was no restaurant culture to speak of. The immigrants there, unlike the ones to Malaysia, Singapore and Australia, were not part of a labor diaspora who worked in the service sector as restaurant workers, domestic labor, and food vendors. None of the Indians in Papua New Guinea, or PNG as we affectionately called it, were of the laboring classes per se. Arriving in the mid 1970s on, most Indians came to the newly independent nation of Papua New Guinea as part of the neo-colonial nation building apparatus. The families (and they were always families then) came to PNG on contracts as university professors, doctors, and public servants. Under this very gendered system, our fathers were all part of the imported expatriate class of white-collar workers who ostensibly came to help the nation transition into independence. In Port Moresby in the 1980s, there were few restaurants we could go to, save for the occasional hotel coffee shop, a select few Chinese restaurants and a smattering of other unremarkable restaurants. Absent from the public dining culture were any kind of Indian restaurants. Yet this absence of Indian restaurants did not translate to a poverty of Indian food. Quite to the contrary, I credit those years in PNG for introducing me to a wide range of regional Indian cuisines and for creating a hunger to know more about how people used food to think about their cultural identity. All the best Indian food was to be had in homes and dinner parties were nothing short of a major social event among the Indian community in Port Moresby. It was at these dinner parties that I learned about the various regional specialties within Indian cuisine.   Because there were so few of us, in contrast to the large Indian communities in the U.S., we were not segregated along regional lines. Among our circle of friends were families from Orissa, Kerala, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka   , Bengal, Uttar Pradesh and more. At the Singh’s home, we devoured saag and chole with roti, at the Lawrence’s we ate sambar, chicken curry, kootu  and rice. At the Gupta’s we savored dal makhani and biryanis. Fish curries abounded at the Das’ home and for dessert there were always plump rasgullas, creamy rasmalai and innumerable other cloyingly sweet treats . In addition to our Indian friends, we also became close to our Pakistani and Sri Lankan friends. My best friend Pasandi, a Sinhala, introduced me to the wide array of spicy Sinhala fare. From string hoppers and egg hoppers to mutton curry and mackerel curry, I learned how much spicier Sri Lankan food could be. Our Pakistani friends, the Choudhurys, opened their home to all during Ramadan. I would join them in breaking their fast with dates and pistachios and then on Eid-ul-Fitr we would swoon over Aunty Naseem’s delicious kebabs and so many other resplendent delights. Food and love were never in short supply in their home.On weekends when we weren’t at dinner parties, my palate was exposed to a range of culinary specialties. Though both Kannadiga Brahmins, my father’s north Karnataka roots and preference for wheat often did not blend with my mother’s upbringing with coastal Karnataka cuisine, heavy on coconut and rice. Meals in my home were an eclectic combination of northern and southern food. No meal was complete without both chapatti and rice; we preferred moong dal or rasam to sambar. We almost never had coconut in our curries — it is the one concession my mother makes to my father’s northern Karnatakan taste buds that share more in common with Maharashtra than the rest of the state. And once a week we would eat chicken. On special occasions, we would have puran poli made from scratch, or gulab jamuns laboriously prepared in our tiny kitchen. Sometimes we would have dosas and idlis with homemade chutney. Whatever we lacked in terms of a public dining culture was compensated by the rich array of home-cooked meals, full of regional Indian accents. It is a testament to the vital interaction among diasporic communities that our mothers enriched all of our palates and knowledge of regional South Asian cuisines through this ritual of the weekend dinner parties. Looking back on that history, it was that time and place that made me want to pursue the question about how food was linked to cultural identity for Indians in diaspora. Everything I learned about being Indian was based on a diasporic upbringing and as I started to read novels of the Indian diaspora, I was intrigued by the role food played in creating or destabilizing a sense of place and identity.  I came to the United States in 1993 and left much of this vibrant desi community behind. Unlike desis raised in the United States, I have never had the same kind access to home cooking. I’ve had to rely on Indian restaurants for foods outside of my family’s repertoire and that has meant I have lost access to many of the regional culinary delights I took for granted in PNG. I’ve had to rely much more on restaurants and there’s inevitably something lost in that process. In the small town in Ohio where I teach, there is one Indian restaurant with a second on the way. And yet I still crave Indian food that I can’t find in Indian restaurants. But there is a wonderful richness to food in public spaces in the U.S. In almost any major North American city, the vibrant ethnic neighborhoods have been a mainstay for the immigrant Indian community. As a college student in Wisconsin, close proximity to Chicago meant that Devon Street was never more than a car ride away. Sunday pilgrimages to Devon (or as the locals pronounced it, “Divan”) took a familiar pattern: lunch at one of the innumerable all-you-can-eat buffets followed by a trip to Patel Brothers to buy dhania, ginger, eggplant, methi — fresh produce that would put any local farmer’s market to shame.   When I moved to the East Coast, taking the No. 7 subway to Roosevelt Avenue in Jackson Heights replaced the monthly drives into Chicago. The throngs of people meandering through the crowded streets and then nudging their way through the packed grocery stores only added to the overall feeling of community. Indeed, this was a “Little India” where for a few hours a week one could walk through the streets of New York and feel an uncanny sense of belonging because of the ways in which ones senses were activated to experience the smells, tastes and sounds of crowded streets in India. Anthropologist Purnima Mankekar’s research on Indian grocery stores notes, “Through the ways in which Indian grocery stores produce a sense of familiarity or their customers, they provide them not just with the spices, lentils, and other ingredients deemed crucial to Indian cooking, they also make available a range of objects, artifacts, images and discourses for consumption.” One of the storeowners Mankekar interviews succinctly notes, “People don’t just come here to buy groceries. They come for the whole package. They come for India shopping.” In Culinary Fictions, I argue that the power of nostalgia is very much embedded in these frequent visits to the Little Indias that dot the U.S. landscape. But not everyone necessarily feels “at home” in these spaces. Though comforting to many, there are ways in which these spaces can sometimes feel uncomfortable precisely because they appear to not fit a standard expectation of what Indian means. In addition to the grocery stores and the Little Indias, a newer form of food culture has emerged in urban spaces densely populated by Indians. NY Dosas has been a fixture in Washington Square Park for some years now. The unremarkable looking food cart boasts the best dosas in the U.S. And the lines that form there at lunch time offer testimony to the boast. Though popular among Indians and non-Indians alike, the humble dosa cart in which the vendor makes fresh dosas in front of his customers is a reminder of the kind of street food one might find in Indian streets, and a welcome addition to the culinary landscape of urban street food.   The traditional dosas served at NY Dosas contrast with the fusion-style dosas that are the mainstay of L.A Dosatruck. With menu items such as “Slumdog” — a dosa which includes Indian “pesto” rubbed inside the dosa with paneer, fresh spinach and masala dosa potatoes — or “Shiva’s Garden,” an offering of “avocado, caramelized onions, baby heirloom tomatoes” in a dosa and Ganesha’s Gluttony, a dosa stuffed with black olive tapenade, feta cheese, Baby Heirloom Tomatoes, Spinach,” this is not your average dosa.  The more time I spend in the U.S., the more I want to travel the country and see how Indian food has become more of a presence in unusual spaces. Whether they are grocery stores in strip malls in the Midwest, or food vendors in busy cities, Indian food is definitely more visible in the public culture of the U.S. And, if the dosa trucks are any indication, they are also reimagining Indian food in exciting new ways.But at the end of the day we still have to come home. As I get older, I find myself turning away from the wide assortment of food available in public venues and thinking about ways to share Indian food with my friends. And when I cook, I find myself returning, not to my Kannadiga roots, but to those regional flavors that I learned to love as a child. It always made sense for me to eat dal one day, and sambar the next. My taste buds travel from Kerala to Bombay and back to Mangalore. So in this information age, I turn to the Internet and cookbooks to recreate some of the tastes I learned to love in my childhood. A few months ago, a Bengali American friend from Colorado shared a recipe that I only know as “Nila’s Mom’s Potatoes.” I had most of the requisite ingredients in my kitchen — asafetida, amchur. The only thing missing was mustard oil. Without a second’s hesitation, I got into my car and drove the 5 minutes to the nearest Patel Brothers. Twenty-five minutes later, I was back in my kitchen and armed with all the necessary ingredients to make this homey Bengali-inspired dish. I think of a time not too long ago when I would have had to make do with another oil and lose the nutty pungency the mustard oil adds to the potatoes.   I am reminded of the Ashima Gangulis of the world and think how much easier it has become for my generation and the ones that follow to recreate the tastes of home in our kitchens simply because the once hard to find ingredients are literally at our fingertips. I cannot help but think and hope that Ashima Ganguli would smile at this story about a South Indian girl who craved a little taste of Bengali food and was able to find the mustard oil to make that meal just perfect. Anita Mannur is author of Culinary Fictions: Food in South Asian Diasporic Culture (Temple University Press, 2010).   Related Itemslast_img read more

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MLA’s remand: row over using party leader’s vehicle

first_imgA controversy erupted here on Saturday over a young IPS officer, the daughter of a top leader of the ruling JD(U) in Bihar, reportedly used a vehicle owned by a party leader for travelling to a court in Delhi to seek the transit remand of an MLA. Lipi Singh, currently posted as Additional Superintendent of Police, in-charge of Barh sub-division of Patna district, went to the Saket court in Delhi and sought transit remand of Mokama MLA Anant Singh. Anant Singh had surrendered in Saket court on Friday after dodging the Bihar police for days. Lipi Singh’s father Ram Chandra Prasad Singh, a former IAS officer of Uttar Pradesh cadre, is the JD(U) national general secretary and the party’s leader in the Rajya Sabha.last_img read more

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Global Cebu forces draw on Meralco

first_imgDaryl Roberts made a rousing debut in the Philippines Football League as Global Cebu FC salvaged a 2-2 draw against FC Meralco Manila last Saturday night at Rizal Memorial Stadium in Manila.Activated by coach Marjo Allado in lieu of Guinean striker Sekou Sylla last week, Roberts, a former Trinidad and Tobago international, bagged a brace to cancel out goals from Phil and James Younghusband as both clubs picked up a point each.ADVERTISEMENT The result lifted the Sparks back to top spot with 24 points, just ahead of Kaya FC Makati, which can regain the lead with a victory against Ilocos United on Sunday at University of Makati.The Cebu side, with six wins, four draws and two losses, increased its tally to 22 points from 12 matches for third spot.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsTaking the attention away from rumored interest from the Davao Aguilas, James Younghusband put the Sparks on top by following up Joaco Canas’ strike that came off the post.Roberts equalized five minutes later with a brilliant individual effort, before Patrick Deyto stopped Phil Younghusband’s free kick to ensure that both sides remained tied and entered the break on level terms. Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Perlas spikers rally past BaliPure to keep semifinal hopes burning LATEST STORIES Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo The Sparks regained the advantage with Younghusband scoring from the penalty spot in the 54th minute, but Roberts tied the match again six minutes later.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games View commentslast_img read more

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Lordosis

first_imgDefinitionLordosis refers to the inward curve of the lumbar spine (just above the buttocks). A small degree of lordosis is normal. Too much lordotic curving is called swayback (lordosis).Alternative NamesSwayback; Arched backCausesLordosis tends to make the buttocks appear more prominent. Children with significant lordosis will have a large space underneath the lower back when lying face up on a hard surface.Some children have more pronounce lordosis, which most often fixes itself as the child grows. This is called benign juvenile lordosis.Spondylolisthesis may cause lordosis.It is a condition in which a bone (vertebra) in the spine slips out of the proper position onto the bone below it.You may be born with this, it can develop after certain sports activities, such as gymnastics, or it may develop along with arthritis in the spine.Much less common causes in children include:Achondroplasia, a disorder of bone growth that causes the most common type of dwarfismMuscular dystrophiesOther genetic conditionsHome CareMost of the time, lordosis is not treated if the back is flexible. It is not likely to progress or cause problems.When to Contact a Medical ProfessionalCall your health care provider if you notice that your child has an exaggerated posture or a curve in the back. The condition should be checked by a doctor to see if there is a medical problem.What to Expect at Your Office VisitThe health care provider will perform a physical exam. The child may be asked to bend forward, to the side, and to lie flat on a table so that the spine can be examined in a variety of positions. If the lordotic curve is flexible (when the child bends forward the curve reverses itself), it is generally not a concern. If the curve does not move, medical evaluation and treatment are needed.advertisementOther tests may be needed, particularly if the curve seems “fixed” (not bendable). These may include:Lumbosacral spine x-raySpine x-rayOther tests to rule out disorders that could be causing the conditionMRI of the spineLaboratory testsReferencesSpiegel DA, Dormans JP. The spine. In: Kliegman RM, Behrman RE, Jenson HB, Stanton BF, eds. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics. 19th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2011:chap 671.Review Date:3/8/2014Reviewed By:C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.last_img read more

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Australia level T20 series with emphatic win over India

first_img COMMENT It was the first international game played at the venue and the packed crowd was in for a shock after Rohit hit two crisp fours in the opening over bowled by Behrendorff. SHARE The victory was also Australia’s first over India in eight T20 Internationals. The series decider will be played in Hyderabad on Friday. RELATED cricket India beat Australia by 9 wickets in 1st T20 International India had a forgettable outing with both bat and ball as Australia bounced back in the T20 series with a crushing eight—wicket win in the second game here today. Kohli departed two balls later after getting a faint inside edge while attempting a flick and the looping ball was caught by the left—arm pacer himself. Later, Travis Head (48 off 34) and Moises Henriques (62 off 46) shared an unbeaten 109—run stand off 76 balls to fire Australia to a series levelling win in just 15.3 overs. Hardik Pandya (25) hit a cracking six over midwicket, much to the entertainment of the home crowd but it was not enough to take India to a competitive total. Behrendorff showed remarkable maturity to bounce back from those two boundaries to trap Rohit plumb in front with an inswinger. Rookier pacer Jason Behrendorff (4/21) ripped through the high—profile Indian batting to restrict the home team to a below par 118 at the Baraspara Stadium, which hosted its first international match tonight. SHARE SHARE EMAIL × COMMENTS The figures were also Behrendorff’s best in the T20 format. With India in deep trouble at 27 for four, Kedar Jadhav (27) and MS Dhoni (13) tried to get going in the middle and ended up with a 33—run stand. After faltering with the bat, the Indian bowlers put up an ordinary performance, offering too many loose balls to Head and Henriques. The dew also was a factor with the ball not turning as much as it did in the first innings. Behrendorff then had Manish Pandey caught behind with one that swung away just enough before Dhawan fell to a spectacular running catch by opposition captain David Warner. Henriques shacks hand with MS Dhoni after winning the second T20 match against India in Assam Cricket Association, Barsapara cricket Stadium in Guwahati on Tuesday. – Photo: Ritu Raj Konwar Earlier, Behrendorff, playing only his second international match, ended with dream figures of four for 21 in four overs. His spell of four overs was enough to break the backbone of Indian batting which was hardly tested in the ODI series. Henriques shacks hand with MS Dhoni after winning the second T20 match against India in Assam Cricket Association, Barsapara cricket Stadium in Guwahati on Tuesday. – Photo: Ritu Raj Konwar The end result was that India’s wrist spinners, Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendar Chahal, leaked 75 runs in 7.3 overs. Yadav especially had an ordinary day as he bowled too many boundary balls to Head and Henriques, who hit a combined nine fours and five sixes. Four of those big hits came off Henriques’s bat. Published on October 10, 2017 The lefthand—righthand combination of Head and Henriques took the game away from India after the visitors lost their dangerous openers, David Warner and Aaron Finch, by the third over. The 27—year—old from Western Australia swung the ball both ways on a helping pitch with Rohit Sharma (8), Shikhar Dhawan (2) and Virat Kohli (0) among his high—profile scalps. The new international venue did experience some teething issues as journalists complained about the lack of basic facilities in the media centre. However, Australia were able to tighten their noose around India in the middle overs through Adam Zampa (2/19 in four overs). He had a charging Dhoni stumped with a perfect leg—spinner before finding Jadhav’s stumps to leave India in more trouble at 67 for six.last_img read more

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Creamline still undefeated, inches closer to PVL Finals

first_imgMatteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? View comments Becoming his own man Valdez scored 17 points, while Michelle Gumabao had 13 to bolster the Cool Smashers who can wrap up the best-of-three semifinal series in Sunday’s Game 2. Pau Soriano added 11 markers for Creamline.They are just three wins away from completing an unprecedented sweep to the championship which has Creamline’s name written all over it all conference long.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practice Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines–Creamline needed one full set to get its act together in crushing Motolite, 18-25, 25-14, 25-21, 25-14, Saturday and moving just a win away from the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference finals at FilOil Flying V Center.The Cool Smashers made key adjustments with the return of Alyssa Valdez and Jia Morado, fending off the determined Motolike Spikers to score their 17th win in as many matches.ADVERTISEMENT Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Someone from the Philippines could win a $208 million jackpot this week! This jewelry designer is also an architect DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Bulls rally to beat Grizzlies behind Lavine, White Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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Alisson: Coutinho helped me choose Liverpool

first_imgLiverpool goalkeeper Alisson revealed Brazil team-mate Philippe Coutinho played a big role in his decision to join the Premier League giants.Alisson, 25, joined Liverpool from Roma in July, and has made a fine start in England.The shot-stopper was linked to the likes of Real Madrid before his move to Anfield, and the goalkeeper now says Coutinho – who left Liverpool for Barcelona in January after five years at the club – played a part in his decision. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! “He spoke highly of Jurgen [Klopp, Liverpool manager] and about the players,” he told reporters.”He said there is no vanity in the squad but it’s a very ambitious squad with a strong desire to win.”Coutinho also said he was very happy here with his family, which is really important. Our wives spoke to each other too and they said they had a great time living here, and we are very happy.”Alisson has helped Liverpool win all six of their Premier League games to start the season, despite a howler against Leicester City earlier this month.The Brazilian was dispossessed by Kelechi Iheanacho, leading to Leicester’s goal and plenty of criticism.Back to work @ Melwood.    pic.twitter.com/sZmIf9IoNP — Liverpool FC (@LFC) September 27, 2018 Despite that mistake, Alisson, whose team visit Chelsea on Saturday, said consistency was his biggest strength.”I am more mature today, so I deal better with the mistakes than the many times when I locked myself away and wanted to be alone,” he said.”But if you look at my professional history as a goalkeeper, I am not somebody who makes many mistakes. My game is characterized by consistency.”That is what has brought me to Liverpool. I like to make simple saves. I don’t make saves for the camera. If the ball is in front of me, I won’t dive. If it’s to the side of me, I will dive to the side.”My saves are not to show off or Hollywood saves for the camera.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

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French Open: Defending champion Garbine Muguruza loses to Kristina Mladenovic

first_imgGarbine Muguruza’s first attempt at defending a Grand Slam title did not last beyond the fourth round, where she ran into a determined Kristina Mladenovic backed by a vocal crowd of countrymen at Roland Garros.A year after showing so much resolve while winning the French Open, Garbine Muguruza fell apart down the stretch of what became a 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 loss Sunday to the 13th-seeded Mladenovic, who reached the quarterfinals at her home major for the first time.Mladenovic managed to pull off the biggest victory of her career despite 16 double-faults, seven in each of the last two sets at Court Suzanne Lenglen on a windy day with the temperature in the 60s (teens Celsius).Muguruza, who was seeded No. 4 in Paris, beat Serena Williams in the French Open final last year. She also was the runner-up to Williams at Wimbledon in 2015. But the Spaniard has been repeatedly answering questions recently about whether expectations are different now that she is a major champion and whether that sort of pressure might affect her on court.The last repeat women’s champion at Roland Garros remains Justine Henin, who won the tournament three consecutive years from 2005-07.The 24-year-old Mladenovic had never made it past the third round in Paris. She broke down in tears during her post-match speech to the crowd, which regaled her with chants of her nickname, “Kiki!”The last woman representing France to win the country’s Grand Slam tournament was Mary Pierce in 2000.last_img read more

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Australian Camp Diary – Elin Mortimer

first_imgLast weekend was the Mixed Open’s final selection camp for the 2015 World Cup. The camp was held in New South Wales at familiar grounds, Tempe Velodrome. It involved roughly 20 players, three TFA staff members, our coaching staff and a couple of referees. Day One:After picking up the interstate players from the airport at 9:30am on Saturday morning with Trent Touma, we arrived at the grounds and were booted up and ready to go by 10.00am. Our coach, Michael Lovett, gave us a brief talking to before we walked out for session one which set the precedent for the weekend. Session one was fitness testing, the ‘Chancellor Test’.  A gruelling circuit that consists of way too many shuttle runs of varying distance repeated over roughly seven to nine minutes. Lovett partnered us all up with a buddy and each of us ran the test twice. Although the testing was a painful process, the support demonstrated across the field between players created a positive introduction to the camp. Once session one was complete we had a quick break for snacks and hydration. The tension and anxiety that was present before the fitness testing was gone and we were well settled in now. JC, one of our assistant coaches, took us through the next session. This consisted of rucking strategies and plays. The outcome of this session was a bruised face (Sarah Peattie), an ant bite in quite an unusual region (Patricia Michaelopoulos) and some quality rucking. Once the session was complete Tara Steel and Cathy Gray had lunch ready and waiting for us all. We finished off the day with a trial game against the Rebels Men’s Open, which was followed by ice baths. The highlight of the game would have been Mick Moussa (assistant coach) wearing the Go Pro on his head whilst refereeing. Moussa thought he was pretty clever having thought of this idea. I think we need to see the quality of the footage before we give him too much praise though.Day Two: Everyone arrived at Tempe by 8.00am ready for an 8:30am start. I was pleased to see Dylan Thompson and Shaun Francis were all sporting the same hairstyle as me for the second day running. We kicked off with two trial games. The first was against the Scorpions Men’s Open and the second against the Alliance Men’s Open. The two games took us through to lunch, again, organised by the lovely Tara and Cathy from TFA.After lunch there was only one session to go. The third and final session of the day was an internal game of line attack/line defence. However, Sydney decided to put on a 35 degree day by this point and playing against one another meant fewer subs. To everyone’s credit, we managed just fine and the quality of play remained high. The session finished with a killer touchdown by Yasmin Meakes and the final whistle of the weekend was blown. We did a warm down and jumped straight into the ice baths before dropping the interstate players back to the airport.Overall it was a hugely successful weekend. It was a pleasure training with the familiar squad members as well as the new. The Mixed culture is second to none and one that I truly respect and most of all enjoy being apart of. Thank you to Wayne, Tara and Cathy for all the support over the weekend, to the coaching staff and management for their organisation and dedication to the running of the camp, to New South Wales Touch for helping us out with fields for the weekend and also to all the teams that came out to train and trial against us. We’re now onto the next stage of the campaign and I couldn’t be more pumped to get to the World Cup!!!Keep in touch with all of the latest news and information in the lead up to the 2015 World Cup:2015 World CupWebsite – www.touchworldcup.comFacebook – www.facebook.com/touchworldcupTwitter – www.twitter.com/touchworldcup15Instagram – www.instagram.com/touchworldcup2015Touch Football AustraliaWebsite – www.touchfootball.com.auFacebook – www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustraliaTwitter – www.twitter.com/touchfootyausInstagram – www.instagram.com/touchfootballaustralia Related LinksAUS Camp Diarylast_img read more

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Bullying still a systemic issue at St Michaels College School report

first_imgTORONTO — Bullying continues to be a “systemic” issue at a private Toronto school rocked by allegations of sexual assault despite measures introduced in the wake of the scandal, says a report that examined culture at the all-boys Catholic institution.The report released Thursday from an independent committee found no significant change in rates of student bullying and victimization at St. Michael’s College School, where seven students were charged last fall in connection with alleged incidents that took place on campus.“Bullying and other demeaning behaviour do represent a systemic issue at the school, albeit in numbers comparable to the experiences of children of similar age across the country,” the committee wrote. “We can do so much better.”The school made headlines in November as police investigated an alleged sexual assault recorded on video and shared on social media. Investigators eventually laid charges in two alleged sexual assaults and one assault, all involving one of the institution’s football teams.The scandal triggered a national conversation on bullying and how it is dealt with in schools. St Michael’s tasked the committee with the review shortly after.“There are two realities at Saint Michael’s College School. For many students, past and current, the school has represented the very best in schooling,” the committee wrote. “For others, the school failed to ensure that they felt safe and secure or fully included.”The sweeping 123-page report — titled “A Time for Renewal” — offered 36 recommendations, including developing a comprehensive strategy to address bullying and robust staff training to deal with the issue.The school said it is committed to adopting the recommendations.“We are deeply concerned that bullying is a systemic issue,” school president Rev. Andrew Leung said in a statement. “Our goal remains unwavering — to ensure the safety and well-being of our students.”The committee found bullying is a school-wide problem. That conclusion was supported by the findings from surveys of current students, alumni, staff, former staff and parents.Those found that 206 boys — about one in five students — reported they had been bullied during their time at school.“It hasn’t really changed,” one student wrote.“Fix this bullying issue now and stop being neglectful and lazy,” another wrote.Surveys found the number of students who reported witnessing bullying went down from last fall to this spring, the committee said, suggesting bullying may have become more covert.Of those who were bullied, 70 boys said the bullying lasted a year or longer. Fifty-four boys reported being “sexually bullied.”The committee also found 88 students “reported that they had been bullied because of their race or religion.” And three out of four bullied boys reported subsequent mental health issues that included anger, sadness, difficulties at school, and feeling helpless.“This chronic bullying may be explained by the school’s inability to fully identify and effectively address bullying,” the committee said.While bullying was clearly a problem, the committee found hazing was not an issue, although it did exist. The committee said it wanted the school to stamp out mild forms of initiation because it is demeaning.The committee recommended the school write or rewrite a number of policies, codes of conduct and student handbooks that can be easily accessed by students, teachers, coaches and parents.It also recommended the school hire more women as teachers, staff and in leadership roles.“In the context of an all-boys school — especially where hyper or toxic masculinity has been identified as an issue to be mindful of, female teachers and administrators provide much needed perspective,” it wrote.Seven students were eventually charged last fall with offences that included sexual assault with a weapon, gang sexual assault and assault for three incidents involving members of one of the school’s football teams. The charges against one have since been dropped.Two police sources have said one of the alleged incidents involved a group of students on a football team pinning down another student and allegedly sexually assaulting him with a broom handle.The report offered further details on what allegedly happened.It said the school received a video on Nov. 12 that “appeared to show a sexual assault involving a group of boys.” Around noon the next day, staff identified those in the video as students at the school. On Nov. 14, the school told police about the alleged sex assault.The committee said the school should have reported criminal allegations to police as soon as it became aware of them, rather than wait 36 hours to allow the alleged victim to discuss the issue with his mother who was out of town. It suggested the school develop protocols with police on how to deal with alleged criminal acts.The report also said an alleged assault on Sept. 18 involved students allegedly “striking a student on the buttocks with a broom stick.”Four of the students charged were expelled, while the other three withdrew from the school in the wake of the allegations that came to light. Four other students were also expelled.The school’s top two administrators also resigned and several sports teams’ seasons were cancelled.Liam Casey , The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Toronto market edges higher as oil climbs US markets loonie down

first_imgTORONTO – Canada’s main stock index edged higher Friday as commodity prices rose, while U.S. stocks ended down.The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index closed up 4.70 points at 15,273.97, helped by gold, oil, and cannabis sectors.Cannabis stocks saw gains on news that President Donald Trump will support congressional efforts to protect states that have legalized cannabis, which is illegal south of the border under federal law.Licensed producer Aphria Inc.’s stock rose nearly 15 per cent to close at $1.48 on the Toronto Stock Exchange, Canopy Growth Corp. closed up 7.84 per cent at $29.84, while Friday Night Inc., which owns cannabis assets in Las Vegas, saw its shares rise by more than 20 per cent to close at $0.65 on the Canadian Securities Exchange.The boost to cannabis stocks from the news shows how much sentiment and momentum can move the sector, said Allan Small, a senior investment adviser at HollisWealth.“Overall I think the cannabis stocks, they’re a crapshoot on a daily basis really,” said Small.“When people hear the hype, and they get momentum, these stocks can move higher, so it doesn’t mean they fundamentally have to be sound and cheap and look good. If you have good momentum behind you, sometimes perception is more powerful that reality.”Oil and gold stocks also saw gains as prices rose. The May crude contract closed up 32 cents at US$67.39 per barrel and the June gold contract ended up $6 at US$1,347.90 an ounce.U.S. stocks saw declines as several banks reported higher than expected profits, but still declined in part because of some concerns investors saw in financial reports.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average closed down 122.91 points at 24,360.14. The S&P 500 index ended down 7.69 points at 2,656.30 and the Nasdaq composite index was down 33.60 points at 7,106.65.The Canadian dollar averaged 79.38 cents US, down 0.01 of a US cent.The May natural gas contract ended up five cents at US$2.74 per mmBTU and the May copper contract was up one cent at US$3.07 a pound.last_img read more

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Bird flu UN agency sends team to Sudan to investigate suspected human

A team of United Nations bird flu experts arrived in Sudan today at the request of the Government to investigate a suspected human case which, if confirmed, would make Africa’s largest country the second on the continent after Egypt to report human infection with the feared and often deadly H5N1 virus. Further analysis of specimens from the suspected patient in Khartoum, the capital, are being carried out today by experts brought to Sudan by the UN World Health Organization (WHO). “WHO is providing the Ministry of Health with technical assistance for active surveillance and strengthening of laboratories to facilitate investigations and confirmation of diagnosis and the supply of personal protective equipment,” the Geneva-based agency said in a statement. The Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Animal Resources, the Ministry of Science and Technology, WHO, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and other partners are working together to coordinate containment measure, increase surveillance and ensure effective response to avian influenza, it added. The Sudanese Ministry of Animal Resources has already reported that laboratory tests have confirmed the presence of the virus in poultry in Khartoum and Gazira State. Animal samples are being sent to the intergovernmental World Organization of Animal Health (OIE) reference laboratory for further testing. Although the virus has infected poultry and other birds south of the Sahara, including in Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country, only Egypt has so far reported human cases – four in total, of which two were fatal. Worldwide there have so far been 196 human cases, 110 of them fatal, since the current outbreak started in South East Asia in December, 2003, ascribed to contact with infected birds. But experts fear the virus could mutate, gaining the ability to pass from person to person and in a worst case scenario unleashing a deadly human pandemic. In its statement today, WHO warned consumers that when handling raw poultry or raw poultry products such as eggs, they should wash their hands thoroughly for at least 20-30 seconds at a minimum and clean and disinfect surfaces in contact with the poultry products. Soap and hot water are sufficient for this purpose. Consumers should avoid direct contact with infected poultry, or surfaces and objects contaminated by their faeces. Exposure to infected poultry is considered most likely during slaughter, de-feathering, butchering and the preparation of poultry for cooking. read more

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Most actively traded companies on the TSX TSX Venture Exchange markets

by The Canadian Press Posted Mar 14, 2013 5:24 pm MDT Most actively traded companies on the TSX, TSX Venture Exchange markets AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (12,799.91 up 55.80 points):Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. (TSX:CNQ). Oil and gas. Up $1.26, or 3.94 per cent, at $33.25 on 20.26 million shares. The energy sector was the biggest advancer, up 1.38 per cent to 257.96 points. The price of crude oil increased 51 cents US to $93.03 per barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.BlackBerry (TSX:BB). Wireless technology. Down 56 cents, or 3.49 per cent, at $15.48 on 10.42 million shares.TORC Oil and Gas Ltd. (TSX:TOG). Oil and gas. Up 12 cents, or 6.06 per cent, at $2.10 on 10.26 million shares. The Calgary-based energy company closed higher for third day in a row since it announced a big jump in reserves and production on Tuesday.Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Transportation equipment. Up six cents, or 1.42 per cent, at $4.30 on 7.84 million shares.B2Gold Corp. (TSX:BTO). Miner. Up 11 cents, or 3.59 per cent, at $3.17 on 7.81 million shares.First Quantum Minerals Ltd. (TSX:FM). Miner. Up 67 cents, or 3.17 per cent, at $21.83 on 5.72 million shares.Toronto Venture Exchange (1,112.61 down 2.76 points):Border Petroleum Corp. (TSXV:BOR). Oil and gas. Up half a cent, or 20 per cent, at three cents on 5.81 million shares.Galway Metals Inc. (TSX:GWM). Mine explorer. Up half a cent, or 16.67 per cent, at 3.5 cents on 5.65 million shares.Companies reporting major news:Saputo Inc. (TSX:SAP). Dairy maker. Down eight cents, or 0.16 per cent, at $50.06 on 195,169 shares. The Canadian cheese giant is closing its manufacturing facility in Warwick, Que. to cut costs and improve operational efficiency. One hundred workers will be affected by the move. Some will be able to transfer to other plants.Pacific Rubiales Energy Corp. (TSX:PRE). Oil and gas. Down $1.39, or 5.61 per cent, at $23.40 on 4.24 million shares. The natural gas and crude oil producer announced a $23.8 million quarterly net loss equal to eight cents per diluted share. That compared with a year-earlier profit of US$80.8 million. Revenue rose slightly to US$1.05 billion from US$1.01 billion amid an unfavourable arbitration decision.Transat A.T. Inc. (TSX:TRZ.B). Travel company. Down 51 cents, or 8.15 per cent, at $5.75 on 209,865 shares. The company announced a big improvement in first-quarter results compared with a year ago, but remains mired in red ink as the integrated vacation tour operator also saw revenue decline on reduced capacity. read more

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Controlling girlfriend first woman convicted of new domestic abuse offence

first_imgJordan Worth was convicted of controlling or coercive behaviour in an intimate relationshipCredit:SOUTH BEDS NEWS AGENCY When paramedics were called, they noted injuries to his hand and burns to arms and legs, which were being self-treated with cling film.He was taken to Bedford Hospital’s acute clinical unit and then to Addenbrookes Hospital. Miss Syed said: “Five per cent of his total body surface was scalded.” Days later, Worth was arrested. A university graduate is believed to be the first woman convicted under new domestic abuse laws after scalding her boyfriend with boiling water, stabbing him and keeping food from him.Jordan Worth, 22, banned her partner from their bed, decided what clothes he could wear, isolated him from friends and family and even took over his Facebook account.She was jailed for seven-and-a-half years after pleading guilty to the offence of controlling or coercive behaviour in an intimate relationship, introduced in 2015, as well as wounding with intent and causing grievous bodily harm with intent.Worth, who came from a loving and supportive family, made her boyfriend’s life a misery, exercising control over him and deciding what he could wear shortly after they moved in together, Luton Crown Court heard.Raised in Ridgmont, Herts, she had been a high performer at school and was a trained gymnast. Judge Madge told Worth that as well as the violence she had carried out on her partner she had refused him adequate bedding and food.He said she would “belittle” her partner and discouraged him from contacting friends and his family.“”She accepts that she has in the past, on a number of occasions, used blunt objects and implements to strike him and that he suffered injuries as a result of her doing so,” he said.“She accepts using boiling or hot water to cause injury to him. She accepts that she has in the past used a knife to cause injury to her partner.“He suffered from hydrocephalus and had a vulnerable head and he became increasingly isolated.”Worth, who is now in a new relationship, was made the subject of a restraining order which prevents her from contacting her ex for an indefinite period. Worth and her partner had met at college in 2012 when they were both 16, Maryam Syed, prosecuting, told the court.She became violent towards the man, who suffered from hydrocephalus (caused by a buildup of fluid inside the skull) that made him vulnerable. She used blunt objects to strike him, wounded him with a knife and didn’t help him get to hospital for treatment.For nine months he was not permitted to sleep in the same bed as her, the court was told. The charge of controlling or coercive behaviour covered a period from April of 2016 to June 2017, when police were called to the couple’s home.Neighbours said they often heard them arguing and the sounds of things being thrown in the house, Miss Syed said.The victim was heard by his neighbours shouting at Worth: “Get off me, you are hurting me.” He was seen on occasions with black eyes and to be limping and with his arm in sling.Once Worth was seen at window by a neighbour “armed” with a screwdriver or hammer, the court heard.Another neighbour heard the victim shouting “Get off me. Get off my head. Don’t keep doing that to my head.” She gained a 2:1 Honours Degree in Fine Arts from the University of Hertfordshire and had been volunteering for an animal charity but wanted to become a teacher.She had also raised money children in Africa.But Judge Nic Madge heard that there were two sides to petite Worth, who controlled every aspect of her partner’s life at their home in the village of Stewartby in Bedfordshire. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Jordan Worth was convicted of controlling or coercive behaviour in an intimate relationshiplast_img read more

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Blow to Jeremy Corbyn as Archbishop of Canterbury backs antisemitism definition without

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby.Credit:Heathcliff O’Malley The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby. The Archbishop of Canterbury has taken a swipe at Jeremy Corbyn as he praises Labour’s decision to accept anti-Semitism definition “without caveats”.During a discussion with the Chief Rabbi, the Most Rev Justin Welby said it was “excellent” that MPs and peers in the party had accepted the international definition of anti-Semitism “without any riders or caveats of any kind”.Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn had wanted the party’s ruling National Executive Committee (NEC) to endorse a statement that said it should not be regarded as anti-Semitic to “describe Israel, its policies or the circumstances around its foundation as racist because of their discriminatory impact”.On Tuesday, the NEC adopted all of the examples of anti-Semitism as described by the  International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA). However, the ruling body also issued a statement that said the party will ensure the changes do “not in any way undermine freedom of expression” on Israel or the rights of Palestinians.But in a blow to the party leadership, Labour MPs and peers voted by 205 to eight on Wednesday to adopt the full IHRA definition and all its examples without any additional statements or caveats into the Parliamentary Labour Party’s standing orders. Visiting Ephraim Mirvis at his home to mark Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year, Mr Welby said: “You’ve gone through in the last few months a very demanding, stressful time…with the increase in anti-Jewish attacks across the country, on synagogues, on cemeteries, on individuals and the unspeakable trolling through social media.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. The Chief Rabbi said the Jewish community’s position has “deteriorated” over the last year.”What we’ve found particularly upsetting is that after three years of inaction during which we have waited for the Labour Party to show they are actually serious about tackling anti-Semitism, now we have found during the past summer they haven’t even known where the starting blocks are, how do you define it.”Board of Deputies of British Jews president Marie van der Zyl said: “I would like to express my thanks to the Archbishop of Canterbury for his important intervention in advance of Rosh Hashanah. This moral leadership is warmly welcomed by our community and is a shining example of faith communities uniting against hate”. read more

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Man rushed to hospital in friends car after Dublin shooting

first_imgA MAN HAS been injured in a shooting outside a shop on Ferrycarrig Drive in Coolock, Dublin, this evening.The shooting occurred before 7pm this evening and it is understood the man, who is in his 20s, sustained a number of bullet wounds. He was rush to hospital in a friend’s car and presented himself to staff at Beaumont Hospital.Staff had been put on notice by Dublin Fire Brigade after a call from the man’s friend en route.His injuries are not thought to be life-threatening and a garda spokesperson said the scene of the shooting is now preserved for a forensic and technical examination.“Because he presented himself at the hospital, we’re working backwards from there,” the spokesperson said.Read: Two men injured in early morning shooting in Dublin>last_img read more

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Like bombs were falling Dozens injured as two earthquakes strike Italy

first_imgI’ve felt a lot of earthquakes but that was the strongest I’ve ever felt. Fortunately everyone had already left their homes after the first quake so I don’t think anyone was hurt.Several dozen people were treated for light injuries or shock, civil protection chief Fabrizio Curcio told a late night news conference, but no serious injuries had been reported.“Ultimately, the situation is not as catastrophic as might have been expected” given the strength of the tremors, he said. The Church of San Sebastiano stands amidst damaged houses in Castelsantangelo sul Nera, Italy. Source: Sandro PerozziThe quakes were felt in the capital Rome, sending residents running out of their houses and into the streets. The second was felt as far away as Venice in the far north, and Naples, south of the capital.The US Geological Survey (USGS) registered a first 5.5 magnitude quake at 6.10pm (Irish time), with the second two hours later. In both cases the epicentre was near the village of Visso in the central Marche region.In August, a 6.0-6.2 magnitude quake flattened the mountain town of Amatrice – 70 kilometres (45 miles) from Visso – killing 297 people and injuring hundreds of others.The area is also not far from L’Aquila where a powerful earthquake killed more than 300 in 2009.After the second quake, Italian television channels broadcast images of collapsed buildings and people standing dazed in front of their toppled houses.“It is not very easy to make assessments in the dark and the weather is bad in the whole region. We will have to see more precisely in the light of day,” said Curcio.Across the region, hospitals, a university residence, a retirement home and even a prison had to be evacuated.“Tonight we’re going to go. But tomorrow I don’t know. The tents, I can’t go there, it’s too cold,” a resident of Visso said on television.For people who are unable to return home immediately, civil protection has arranged accommodation in gyms and prepared to reopen some of the tent camps which were set up after the August earthquake. Many residents prepared to spend the night in their cars.“I want to thank those working in the rain in the earthquake zones. All of Italy is wrapping its arms around the communities that have been hit once again,” Prime Minister Matteo Renzi tweeted.In Rome, the quakes rattled windows and doors. The imposing foreign ministry headquarters was temporarily evacuated.A Serie A football match between Pescara and Atalanta was halted for several minutes when the first tremor hit. Residents of the small town of Visso in central Italy. Source: AP/Press Association Images‘Like bombs falling’The mayor of Serravalle del Chienti, Gabriele Santamarianova, said the quake felt “like bombs were falling”.We saw a cloud of dust, we don’t yet know what has fallen down. We’ll see once the sun comes up.Castel Sant’Angelo’s mayor Mauro Falcucci told Sky: “There is no electricity. There are bound to be house collapses. On top of this there are torrential rains.”The little town of some 300 people is near Arquata del Tronto, one of the areas worst hit in the August 24 earthquake.In Ascoli, another town hit hard in August, the mayor said spooked residents were fleeing by car.Schools here and around the affected region will not open today to allow officials to carry out safety checks.Italy’s national geophysics institute said the latest quakes were linked to the August one, which was followed by thousands of aftershocks, some of them very strong.“Aftershocks can last for a long time, sometimes for months,” geologist Mario Tozzi said.Visso’s mayor Giuliano Pazzaglini said telephone links in his town had been restored. But television images showed rubble piled outside a local church.Dozens of aftershocks were recorded, with the strongest measuring 4.6, according to the Italian national geophysics institute.In their first editions this morning, several Italian newspapers headlined:The unending nightmare.August’s disaster caused an estimated €4 billion of damage, with 1,400 people still living in temporary accommodation.Around two-thirds of the deaths occurred in Amatrice, a popular tourist destination packed with holiday-makers when the quake struck at the height of the summer season.© – AFP, 2016Read: Earthquake measuring 5.4 strikes central ItalyRead: ‘They are angry because the Jungle is finished and they cannot go to England’ Thursday 27 Oct 2016, 7:30 AM Residents of Ussita, central Italy prepare to spend the night in tents. 9,348 Views Residents of Ussita, central Italy prepare to spend the night in tents. Image: Sandro Perozzi TWO STRONG EARTHQUAKES rocked central Italy last evening, toppling buildings and injuring dozens of people, according to initial reports, two months after a devastating tremor killed nearly 300 in the same region.The first 5.5 magnitude quake sent people running out of their houses, likely saving lives when the second, more destructive, 6.1 magnitude one struck two hours later.But rescuers working through the night and in the rain were struggling to assess the full extent of the disaster.“Many houses have collapsed. Our town is finished,” Marco Rinaldi, mayor of the mountain town of Ussita, told Sky Italy television by telephone.“The second quake was a long, terrible one,” he said. Share47 Tweet Email By AFP 1 Comment “Like bombs were falling”: Dozens injured as two earthquakes strike Italy The quakes struck two months after a devastating tremor killed nearly 300 in the same region. 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Les cyberattaques inévitables selon le chef de la NSA

first_imgLes cyberattaques “inévitables” selon le chef de la NSALe patron de l’Agence de sécurité nationale américaine (NSA) a appelé à un renforcement du dispositif de défense des Etats-Unis pour lutter contre la cybercriminalité.Les Etats-Unis doivent se prémunir contre d'”inévitables” cyberattaques. C’est ce que Keith Alexander, le chef de la toute puissante Agence de sécurité nationale américaine (NSA) a déclaré lors du RSA, qui porte chaque année sur la sécurité des systèmes d’information. “L’heure est grave. La plupart des outils conçus pour détruire n’ont pas encore été utilisés ; nous devons tirer parti de cette fenêtre d’opportunité pour améliorer notre défense”, a-t-il prévenu dans des propos relayés par Le Monde.  À lire aussiQuand des Américains assistent à la naissance d’un bébé phoque sur une plageCes déclarations font suite à celles du secrétaire adjoint à la défense, William Lynn, qui avait envoyé le même message il y a deux jours. “Dans l’histoire des conflits, plusieurs armes qui ont déjà été mises au point n’ont pas encore été utilisées”, a-t-il déclaré lors d’un discours à la même conférence RSA. “On peut tout à fait imaginer des attaques contre des réseaux militaires ou des infrastructures sensibles, comme les systèmes de transport ou le secteur de l’énergie, qui causeraient des dégâts économiques importants, des destructions matérielles et même des morts”. Priorité de Barack Obama, la cybersécurité a déjà fait l’objet d’un accord présenté en octobre par le Pentagone et le département à la Sécurité intérieure américain visant à améliorer la protection des réseaux informatiques militaires et privés face aux cyberattaques.  Le 22 février 2011 à 16:48 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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WWE attendance figures 17111 TV tapings live events

first_img Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems Joan Jett Set To Perform Ronda Rouseys Entrance At WrestleMania 35 Cesaro Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Videos Articles WWE attendance figures from January 7 to January 11, 2016.* 1/7 NXT TV tapings in Winter Park, Florida: 400 fans (sellout).* 1/8 NXT live event in Tampa, Florida: 550 fans (sellout).* 1/8 live event in Houston, Texas: 7,000 fans.* 1/9 NXT live event in Citrus Springs, Florida: 250 fans.* 1/9 live event in Montgomery, Alabama: 2,800 fans.* 1/9 live event in Boisser City, Louisiana: 3,500 fans.* 1/10 live event in Mobile, Alabama: 2,000 fans.* 1/10 live event in Monroe, Louisiana: 3,000 fans.* 1/11 RAW TV tapings in New Orleans, Louisiana: 9,000 fans.Source: The Wrestling Observer NewsletterRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipSeth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate OccasionsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:05Loaded: 100.00%0:05Remaining Time -0:25 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp Clash of Champions Highlights: Luke Harper returns, Rollins/Strowman, Becky against Sasha Seth Rollins Twittercenter_img Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Roman Reigns is in Remission Kurt Angle Facebook Now Playing Up Next Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Pinterest Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Videos Articles Google+ Now Playing Up Nextlast_img read more

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