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Where to watch all UK TV football this week

first_imgPremier League Live football on TV: UK match schedule this week, online streams & free to air websites Goal Last updated 1 year ago 20:00 18/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Arjen Robben Lionel Messi Cristiano Ronaldo GFX Getty/Goal composite Premier League UEFA Champions League UEFA Europa League FA Cup Primera División Bundesliga Serie A Ligue 1 If you are planning to take in some live football on television this week, Goal has a comprehensive guide to what’s on Trying to figure out what football is being shown live on TV this week? Look no further!There is plenty of action taking place across the globe, not least in Europe’s top leagues, with some interesting match-ups that are bound to get you excited.The remaining Champions League quarter-finals took place during the week, while Arsenal were in action in the Europa League. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp At the weekend, FA Cup action takes centre stage, with the Chelsea hoping to join Tottenham and Manchester United in the semi-finals. There are also crunch games in La Liga, Serie A and the Premier League to look forward to. To help you choose what to watch, Goal has taken a look at all the football on TV in the UK today, tonight and this week, including some that you can watch for free and live stream. All live football matches on UK TV this weekSunday March 18, 2018 Match Competition Kick-off time (GMT) Channel Melbourne Victory vs Central Coast Mariners A-League 06:00 BT Sport 2 Real Valladolid vs Almeria La Liga 2 11:00 FreeSports Leganes vs Sevilla La Liga 11:00 Sky Sports Mix Sampdoria vs Inter Serie A 11:30 BT Sport 1 Derby County vs Cardiff City Championship 12:00 Sky Sports Football Nice vs PSG Ligue 1 12:00 BT Sport ESPN Borussia Dortmund vs Hannover 96 Bundesliga 12:30 BT Sport 3 Wigan Athletic vs Southampton FA Cup 13:30 BBC One AC Milan vs Chievo  Serie A 14:00 BT Sport ESPN Motherwell vs Celtic Scottish Premiership 14:15 Sky Sports Football FC Cologne vs Bayer Leverkusen Bundesliga 14:30 BT Sport 3 Barcelona vs Athletic Bilbao La Liga 15:15 Sky Sports Mix Raith Rovers vs East Fife Scottish League One 16:10 BBC Alba Leicester City vs Chelsea FA Cup 16:30 BBC One RB Leipzig vs Bayern Munich Bundesliga 17:00 BT Sport 3 Villarreal vs Atletico Madrid La Liga 17:30 Sky Sports Football Celta Vigo vs Malaga La Liga 17:30 Sky Sports Red Button Napoli vs Genoa Serie A 19:45 BT Sport 1 Real Madrid vs Girona La Liga 19:45 Sky Sports Football Lazio vs Bologna Serie A 19:45 BT Sport Extra 1 Marseille vs Lyon Ligue 1 20:00 BT Sport 3 FC Dallas vs Seattle Sounders MLS 21:00 Sky Sports Football How to watch football for free in the UKEden Hazard ChelseaThere are a number of games throughout the week that can be watched live for free on a variety of different channels.National broadcasters such as BBC, BBC Scotland and S4C occasionally show matches from the UK, with a few available to watch this week.Free-to-air channel Freesports shows games from Portugal’s Primeira Liga and Belgium’s Jupiler Pro League, while BritAsia TV broadcasts games from the Indian Super League.See the table below for the free games on UK TV this week. Match Competition Kick-off time (GMT) Channel Real Valladolid vs Almeria La Liga 2 Mar 18 / 11:00 FreeSports Wigan Athletic vs Southampton FA Cup Mar 18 / 13:30 BBC One Raith Rovers vs East Fife Scottish League One Mar 18 / 16:10 BBC Alba Leicester City vs Chelsea FA Cup Mar 18 / 16:30 BBC One Furthermore, highlights from all Premier League matches are shown on BBC One’s  Match of the Day programme, which generally airs on Saturdays at 22:30.On Channel 5, you can watch highlights from the Championship on Football on 5: The Championship, which airs on Saturdays at 21:00.Sky Sports News, which regularly shows clips and highlights from games, is available to all Sky and Virgin Media subscribers regardless of package.How to legally stream football in the UKWelbeck Calhanoglu Milan ArsenalAs well as being able to watch football on TV in the UK, fans can stream games live online and using various apps.Sky TV customers, for example, can access the Sky Go facility, which allows users to stream matches live and on demand on any mobile, laptop or tablet device.BT Sport, similarly, offer the BT Sport app , through which customers can stream games live and on-the-go on a variety of devices.The likes of Sky Go and the BT Sport app are generally available for most Apple iOS and Android devices.Furthermore, for games that are broadcast on BBC, viewers can opt to use the BBC iPlayer , which is a streaming service compatible with Windows, macOS, iOS, Android and a host of other platforms. 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10 months ago​DONE DEAL: Leicester fullback Elder joins Ipswich Town

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say ​DONE DEAL: Leicester fullback Elder joins Ipswich Townby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeicester City defender Callum Elder has signed for Ipswich Town on loan.The left-back has not received many first team chances with the club this season.And he will now compete at Ipswich in the Championship.But Leicester do want him back for next season, as Christian Fuchs is departing at the end of the campaign.Ipswich Town boss Paul Lambert told the club’s website: “I’m delighted we have been able to get Callum in early. He gives us more competition on the left side.”He is a very good player. He’s been training with top players at Leicester and he has handled that well.”He’s got a really good left foot and he wanted to be here and that’s vital for me. I need players who want to come here and play for this club.”Elder added: “I had a good chat with the gaffer about three weeks ago and he said he wanted me to come down and be a big part of the squad.”I was really eager to come and get involved.” last_img read more

9 months agoReal Madrid coach Solari: Isco future not up to me

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Real Madrid coach Solari: Isco future not up to meby Carlos Volcano9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid coach Santiago Solari says Isco’s future isn’t up to him.The player has found himself out of favour of late, and didn’t make the pitch at all against Real Betis on Sunday, and as a result talk of a move to Italy have surfaced.”We have a wonderful squad and I have to choose who gets involved in each game,” Solari said in his pre-match press conference.”It is not up to me to explain the transfer policy, I am just the coach.” last_img read more

Braxton Miller Makes A Bold Prediction For Ohio State QB Dwayne Haskins

first_imgBraxton Miller talking to Urban Meyer after an Ohio State football game.COLUMBUS, OH – SEPTEMBER 12: Braxton Miller #1 of the Ohio State Buckeyes talks with Head Coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes after their game against the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors at Ohio Stadium on September 12, 2015 in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State defeated Hawaii 38-0. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)It’s been more than a decade since an Ohio State football player won the Heisman Trophy. Former Buckeyes’ star quarterback Troy Smith won the prestigious award in 2006 while leading OSU to a national title game appearance.Ohio State has had several elite players in recent years, from Braxton Miller to Ezekiel Elliott to J.T. Barrett, but none of them ended up being in serious Heisman Trophy contention come December.Will that change this season?Miller thinks so.The former star Ohio State quarterback has made a bold prediction for Haskins’ future.From Lettermen Row:“I told him that one day he’s going to win the Heisman,” Miller said with a smile. “I’ve known Dwayne for two years now. Man, he’s dope, he’s nice.“I haven’t thrown with him since last year. But every since he came in, whenever I needed somebody to throw with when J.T. [Barrett] wasn’t there or available, he was always available and always willing to work. He reminds me of myself in a way. He just wanted to go get it.”Haskins was named Ohio State’s starting quarterback about a month ago. He was competing for the job with Joe Burrow, who ended up transferring to LSU.The former four-star recruit played well as a backup in 2017, helping lead Ohio State to a win over Michigan when Barrett got hurt.Ohio State is set to open the 2018 season on Sept. 1 against Oregon State.last_img read more

Video Of This Head Coach’s Epic Sideline Meltdown Is Going Viral

first_imgKirby Smart freaks out during Georgia vs. Mizzou.Kirby Smart is establishing Georgia as a true national power. That doesn’t mean he can’t get upset at his team once in a while.Georgia is in decent shape to pick up yet another SEC East win. Missouri hasn’t gone away though.The Tigers just scored a touchdown to cut the lead down to 40-29. Mizzou has 172 yards and four touchdowns on the ground, which is impressive against UGA.After one play, Kirby Smart absolutely lost it on Jake Fromm and the Georgia offense.Via The Athletic’s Aaron Torres.Kirby Smart with easily the most entertaining meltdown of 2018 to date pic.twitter.com/vwxKYAMbpj— Aaron Torres (@Aaron_Torres) September 22, 2018Fromm has outplayed his Missouri counterpart Drew Lock, regarded one of the best quarterbacks in the country.He is 12-of-21 for 233 yards, three touchdowns, and one interceptions. Lock has been held to 200 yards and a pick against the stalwart Georgia defense.Still, if Georgia wants to compete with what looks like a next-level Alabama team down the road, Smart clearly thinks he still needs to see more.Georgia is driving with the ball, looking to put some more distance between them and Mizzou with over seven minutes left in the fourth quarter.last_img read more

Forget Hot Dogs and Follow this Tailgating Recipe for Game-Ready Sausages

first_img Editors’ Recommendations 5 Classic Whiskey Cocktails You Should Know How to Make How to Smoke Meat: Everything You Need to Know 7 Fall Cocktail Recipes to Enjoy With Cooler Weather Photo by Alexander RathsThe Grand Cochon, which wrapped up in Chicago on October 1st, is a pork-lovers paradise where chefs from all over the country compete to capture all the delectable flavor of the “other white meat” while promoting the sustainability and safety of humane heritage farming. The result is a smorgasbord of mind-boggling meaty goodness, with renowned chefs showing off their skills in a battle of pure porky flavor.Chef Kosta Kontogiannis of Kingbird Restaurant in Washington D.C.’s Watergate Hotel was one such competitor in this year’s Grand Cochon, and the hog-wild event got him thinking: Why spend tailgating season — a time for true celebration of all the heartiest, juiciest, drool-worthy nosh — settling for plain-old mystery-meat hot dogs? That’s when Chef Kontogiannis came up with his Half Smoke Sausage recipe, a twist on a local D.C. favorite that will have all your game day buddies begging for the details. It is similar to a hot dog, but is usually larger, spicier, and features more coarsely-ground meat. Traditionally, the sausages are made of a pork and beef blend and, after being smoked, are served with herbs, onion, and chili sauce.You can find this game -ready tailgating recipe from Chef Kontogiannis below.Half Smoke SausageMakes: 40 sausagesTotal time: About two hours, plus overnight chillingEquipmentStand Mixer, such as KitchenAidTabletop grinder or grinder attachment for the stand mixerTabletop smoker (or smoker of your choice)Sausage stufferBBQ thermometerIngredientsWood Chips8 lb pork jowl (preferably a Berkshire breed pig )10 lb beef shoulder5 lb fat back (you may ask your local butcher for this!)3 lb ice cubes6 oz  Kosher salt6 oz Pink salt3 oz dextrose (you can find in the specialty aisle at grocery stores, such as Whole Foods Market)1 oz mace1 oz. ground white pepper1 oz dry ginger2 oz garlic powder1 tsp crushed red pepper8 oz dry milk solid (you can also find in the specialty aisle)6 tsp chopped oregano0.5 tsp nutmegPork casing (ask your local butcher shop for this)MethodTrim and cut your fat back and pork jowl into 1 inch cubes and place separately in two bowls. Cover the fat back with plastic wrap and place in the freezer. Cover the pork jowl with plastic wrap and place in refrigerator.Cut the beef into 1 inch cubes and place in another bowl. Cover with plastic and refrigerate.Combine all of the dry ingredients in a bowl and mix well so the spices are evenly distributed.Next, add the fat back, beef, and pork into the bowl of spices and mix well. Set the bowl aside to chill for a few minutes, refrigerated. Keep the fat back, beef, and pork separated.Set up your stand mixer with the medium grinder attachment and grind the fat back, followed by the pork and the beef, into the mixing bowl.Use the mixer’s paddle attachment to continue mixing the sausage for 2 minutes on medium.Stuff the mixture into the pork casing using the directions listed on the sausage press’ label and refrigerate.Place wood chips in your smoker and build smoke in the chamber (follow directions based on your smoker manufacturer’s recommendations).Smoke the sausages at 165 degrees Fahrenheit using a barbecue thermometer; remove once the internal temperature reads 155 degrees Fahrenheit and let rest for 15 minutes before covering in a refrigerated container.The next day, cook the sausages in a cast iron pan or on the grill until cooked through (here are some tips on indoor grilling). Add your favorite condiments and enjoy! 6 Classic Gin Cocktail Recipes You Can’t Live Without Maestro Dobel Diamante Blends 3 Tequilas Into Onelast_img read more

Province Helps Families Save More For Relatives With Disabilities

first_imgThe province is making it easier for families of people with disabilities to save for their loved one’s future by allowing them to use Registered Disability Savings Plans while continuing to receive income assistance. Similar to a Registered Education Savings Plan, the Registered Disability Savings Plan allows families and their children with disabilities to save money, tax-free, until it’s needed. “Many people worry about what will happen when they’re no longer here to provide care for a family member who is disabled,” said Community Services Minister Chris d’Entremont. “This will give families peace of mind by allowing them to plan a more financially secure future for their relative.” Community Services will fully exempt the Registered Disability Savings Plan contributions when calculating clients’ eligibility for income assistance. Clients will also be able to withdraw funds from the plan without affecting their income assistance payments. There are no restrictions on who may contribute to a Registered Disability Savings Plan and no annual contribution limit. There is a lifetime maximum of $200,000 per individual fund. The federal government recently announced that the 2008 contribution year has been extended to March 2, 2009.last_img read more

Farmer suicides have fallen in five years Rajnath

first_imgNew Delhi: The number of farmer suicides has declined in the last five years, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said on Thursday, blaming successive Congress governments for the present plight of farmers in the country. Singh said this in the Lok Sabha while responding to allegations of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi who blamed the Centre for the “terrible plight” of farmers. “As far as farmers’ condition is concerned, it did not happen in only four-five years. People who ran the government for decades are responsible for the condition of farmers,” the Minister said. Also Read – How a psychopath killer hid behind the mask of a devout laity! Speaking during Zero Hour, Singh said that several efforts were being made to double the income of farmers and asserted that their condition had improved since Narendra Modi became the Prime Minister. “I firmly say that the Minimum Support Price (MSP) increased by this government was never ever increased by any previous governments in the history of free India.” As per a report, the income of farmers has risen by 20-25 per cent under Modi, said the Minister. “We are committed to do many things and have taken several measures in this direction.” Denying Gandhi’s allegation that farmer suicides had gone up under Modi, Singh shifted the blame on the Congress, saying “maximum suicides occurred in earlier governments”. “The number of farmer suicides has declined in the last five years.”last_img read more

Parliament passes Protection of Human Rights Amendment Bill

first_imgNew Delhi: Parliament on Monday passed a Bill to expedite the process of appointment of chairperson and members of NHRC and states rights bodies, with Home Minister Amit Shah allaying fears of the opposition that the government may influence the appointment to the panels. Intervening in the debate in Rajya Sabha, Shah said that the age limit for appointment to the panel has been reduced to fill the vacancies. The Protection of Human Rights (Amendment) Bill, 2019, which was passed by Lok Sabha on Friday, provides for reduction in tenure of chairpersons of national and state human rights bodies to three years from the current five years. It also stipulates that besides a former chief justice of India, as is the current requirement, a former Supreme Court judge can also become NHRC chairperson. “There have been apprehension that it will be government’s committee … or members could be re-appointed after three years,” Shah said and pointed out that there was panel for appointment. If appointments are viewed with suspicion than any democratic body cannot function, he said. Minister of State (Home Affairs) Nityanand Rai said changes in the legislation will help in protecting human rights effectively.last_img read more

US company sells out of Ebola toys

U.S.A – They might look tasteless, but satisfied customers dub them cute and adorable. Ebola-themed toys have proved such a hit that one US-based company has sold out.The website of Giant Microbes advertises three Ebola toys as a “uniquely contagious gag gift” that can help you “learn all about this fearsome frontpage disease.”A “great teaching tool for students of all ages,” the company boasts. But eager customers are out of luck — the toys have sold out.“Out of stock,” said the website on Friday, under a five-star rating based on 10 reviews for a stuffed toy called “Ebola,” which retails at $9.95.The “Ebola Gigantic doll” sells for $29.95 and the “Ebola Petri Dish” for $14.95.The Connecticut-based company produces stuffed animals that look like microbes, which they call “humorous, educational and fun,” selling more than 10 million all over the world.Set up in 2002 with four products, it originally designed toys as teaching tools to help small children learn about the importance of hand-washing, but now markets over one hundred designs.Among its offers are toys representing anthrax, black death, cancer, cholera, gonorrhea and diarrhea.Hysteria over Ebola has reached fever-pitch the world over, despite repeated calls for calm as the virus has killed more than 4,500 people, most of them in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. read more

Arab forum ends with call for action to protect childrens rights –

21 December 2010A United Nations-backed conference concluded in Morocco today with the adoption of a declaration calling for further action to safeguard children in the Arab world and their rights, including measures to protect them from violence and to end child labour and early marriage. In the Marrakesh Declaration, participants also called for better data on issues related to the protection of children from violence, exploitation and abuse, according to a news release issued by the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), one of the participants at the Fourth High-Level Arab Conference on Children’s Rights.“Across the countries in the region, important achievements have been made with respect to several Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), including significant reduction in both infant and child mortality and high rates of enrolment and gender parity in primary education,” said Shahida Azfar, UNICEF acting Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa. “However, these gains conceal widening gaps between the richest and poorest children, which requires prioritizing the delivery of interventions to children who are the most deprived, who suffer the greatest discrimination and who fall further outside existing safety nets.” The Declaration also called for the adoption of legislation to protect children from all forms of violence, and measures to end children’s exposure to violence through the media. Countries in the Middle East and North Africa continue to be plagued by violence against children, according to UNICEF.Some 89 per cent of children in the region are subject to physical or psychological punishment, and 3.5 million women aged between 20 and 24 were married before they turned 18. In addition, female genital mutilation affects 96 per cent of women in Egypt, 93 per cent in Djibouti and 89 per cent in Sudan. “Violence takes place in all contexts, including where children are expected to enjoy a secure environment and special protection – in care institutions, in the school and also within the home,” said Marta Santos Pais, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative on Violence against Children.“The protection of children from all forms of violence needs to evolve from being a concern of a few into a priority for all,” added Ms. Santos Pais, who also took part in the three-day meeting, along with government officials and civil society representatives from the Arab world. read more

Independent UN rights expert urges Republic of Korea to protect migrants foreign

An independent United Nations rights expert today called on the Republic of Korea to take further steps to expand the rights of foreign wives of its nationals and voiced concern over discriminatory measures against migrants.“Many foreign wives unable to understand the South Korean language remain stranded in rural areas,” the Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants Jorge Bustamante said in a statement in Seoul, the capital, at the end of a five-day visit, noting that their legal rights, including residency permits, child custody and divorce even in cases of domestic violence, depend solely on their husbands’ consent.“In many cases, these women faced severe racial discrimination, emotional and physical abuse, depression and maltreatment. Significant language and cultural barriers make their social integration very difficult and kept them unaware of their rights,” he added, even as he welcomed certain improvements.“So far no legislation or policies had been sufficiently established in Korea to provide protection for these women. In their meetings with the Special Rapporteur foreign wives who had run away from abusive husbands shared their worries about their future due to their precarious or nonexistent residency status,” he noted.He stressed that the rapid increase in mixed marriages means Korean society as a whole, including Government agencies, civil society and the local population, needs to collectively show more comprehension, support and friendship to these foreign wives.But he commended steps taken by the Government to redress the powerlessness of foreign wives by establishing integration and insertion programmes especially in rural areas. However these were still at a nascent stage having begun only in 2005 and needed to be expanded at a larger and faster scale as the main problems faced by mixed couples were language and the wives’ lack of access to language training.On migrant workers Mr. Bustamante noted that the Government has tried to increase their protection by drafting the Employment Permit for Migrant Workers Act. But he voiced concern about certain aspects of the Act, most notably the fact that it only grants migrant workers a legal status for a non-renewable three years, meaning those affected would remain vulnerable within the Korean community.Some migrants have been in the country for more than 10 years without any steps being taken to regularize them, he noted. As a result they have not been able to reunite with their families. Even when their families were staying with them in the country, they were deprived access to basic facilities.Special Rapporteurs are unpaid, independent experts who report to the UN Human Rights Council. read more

UN rights chief concerned by broad scope of Chinas new security law

“This law raises many concerns due to its extraordinarily broad scope coupled with the vagueness of its terminology and definitions,” said UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein in a press statement. “As a result, it leaves the door wide open to further restrictions of the rights and freedoms of Chinese citizens, and to even tighter control of civil society by the Chinese authorities than there is already.” The new legislation covers a large spectrum of issues and defines the meaning of national security extremely broadly, stressed UNHCR: it is described as the condition in which the country’s government, sovereignty, unification, territorial integrity, well-being of its people, sustainable development of its economy and society and other major interests are “relatively safe and not subject to internal and external threats.” “The law should clearly and narrowly define what constitutes a threat to national security, and identify proper mechanisms to address such threats in a proportionate manner,” Mr. Zeid said, adding that, by doing so, individuals will be enabled to foresee the consequences of their conduct, as well as to safeguard against arbitrary or discriminatory enforcement by authorities. For instance, articles in the law envisage the mobilisation of citizens to guard against and report on security threats to the authorities, but the type of conduct that is considered to be a danger to national security is not defined, conferring broad discretion and leaving potential for abuse. The law also states that individuals and organizations must not act to endanger national security neither provide any kind of support or assistance to individuals or organizations endangering national security, without specifying the precise scope of any of these terms. Welcoming the fact that the new security law makes specific references to the Constitution, to the rule of law and to the respect and protection of human rights, Mr. Zeid said he is concerned about the lack of independent oversight. “States have an obligation to protect persons under their jurisdiction – but they also have an obligation to guarantee respect for their human rights. Restrictions on the rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly need to serve a legitimate aim [and] be necessary and proportionate, and there should be independent oversight of the Executive,” the High Commissioner said. Mr. Zeid also noted that China’s National People’s Congress will in the near future also consider laws on the regulation of foreign NGOs operating in China and on counter-terrorism. “I regret that more and more Governments around the world are using national security measures to restrict the rights to freedom of expression, association and peaceful assembly, and also as a tool to target human rights defenders and silence critics,” he said. “Security and human rights do not contradict each other. On the contrary they are complementary and mutually reinforcing. Respect for human rights and public participation are key to ensuring rule of law and national security.” read more

COP21 UN spotlights need to protect forests and agriculture to improve livelihoods

The impacts of climate change on forests and agriculture were in the spotlight today at the United Nations climate change conference (COP21), as new alliances among organizations and stakeholders were announced aiming to eliminate natural deforestation and forest degradation, and to prevent threats to sustainable farming and people’s livelihoods.Many of the events on the second day of the global gathering in Paris, France took place in the context of the Lima-Paris Action Agenda (LPAA) – a joint undertaking by the Governments of Peru and France, the Office of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the organizer of the current conference, the 21st meeting of the Convention’s States Parties. The Action Agenda was launched in December 2014 by the previous meeting of the UNFCCC parties in Lima, Peru.As highlighted in a press release issued by UNFCCC, the LPAA aims to strengthen climate action beyond COP21, by “mobilizing robust global action towards low carbon and resilient societies and providing enhanced support to existing initiatives.”During the two-week conference, 12 thematic focus events are being organized to expose how climate issues affect various sectors and to suggest relevant solutions to tackle them. On Tuesday, with forests and agriculture taking center stage, leaders from governments, the private and public sectors, civil society and indigenous peoples voiced their environmental concerns.This included how agriculture, forestry and other land uses are responsible for nearly a quarter of all greenhouse gas emissions – about half of that from deforestation and forest degradation, mostly driven by demand for food and wood products and inequities and inefficiencies in the use of land for their production.“Forest countries in partnership with other governments, the private sector and civil society are set for an increased international effort to eliminate natural deforestation and forest degradation in a few decades,” said Peru’s Minister of the Environment Manuel Pulgar-Vidal speaking at a press conference.“The success of the LPAA and its action area on Forests relies on effective synergies between state and non-state actors, between investment and forest management – all together rallied behind sustainably managed forests as a common goal,” he added. According to UN estimates, approximately one billion people depend directly on forests for their livelihoods and each year, approximately 12 million hectares of forest are destroyed. This loss of forest cover is said to be responsible for roughly 11 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions.Meanwhile, governments and organizations, including the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), announced six new cooperative initiatives that aim to protect the long-term livelihoods of millions of farmer and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The entities highlighted how agriculture is one of the sectors most seriously affected by extreme climate but it also accounts for 24 per cent of greenhouse gas emissions which cause climate change. The initiatives focus on four key areas: soils in agriculture, the livestock sector, food losses and waste, and sustainable production methods and resilience of farmers. The new partnerships are expected to deploy money and know-how across both developed and developing nations to help hard-pressed farmers become key actors in the global drive to achieve a low-carbon, climate-resilient future. UNFCCC said today’s events reveal the “effective and concrete progress” that can be made when a wide, international set of stakeholders work together to build resilience and low-carbon systems of production in agricultural and food systems. read more

Kato School ready for Sept opening

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedSkullduggery discovered in award of contracts; new guidelines for contractors being draftedSeptember 23, 2015In “Politics”$450M contract awarded for hydropower plant at Chiung RiverJuly 5, 2019In “Business”Kato Secondary opening delayed due to several defects of structureFebruary 20, 2016In “latest news” After years of being mired in controversy surrounding its structural standard, remedial works on the Kato Secondary School have been completed, and all is set for a September opening.Minister of State, Joseph Harmon, told reporters at Friday’s post-Cabinet press briefing that the Certificate of Practical Completion was issued by Minister within the Ministry of Public Infrastructure, Annette Ferguson, who some two weeks ago had led to Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni) a task force comprising technical experts from the Public Infrastructure and Education ministries to inspect the works done to fix several defects on the building.“They had declared that it will be ready for occupation, and I think they were in the process of moving furniture into it. I believe (that) for the September school reopening, that school will be ready for utilisation,” Minister Harmon declared.Contract for construction of the Kato Secondary School, worth $728.1 million, was in late 2012 awarded to Kares Engineering Inc., and works commenced the following year with a completion date set for April 2015. However, completion of the project was delayed on two occasions.The newly completed Kato Secondary School is ready for September openingA technical audit conducted subsequently had found that approximately 60 per cent of the project was defective, with another 30 per cent just over the borderline. Only about 10 per cent of the project was structurally sound.Among issues highlighted in the report was that the contractor had prioritised cost effectiveness over professional competence, and had used inadequately qualified consultants for the project.During a media tour done last August, Architect Davendra Doodnauth of Rodrigues Architects Auditing Company had pointed out jarring evidence that the building had been poorly constructed, such as bad timbers; exposed electrical outlets; cracking stairways and walls; termite infestation, and exposed steel.And Albert Rodrigues, Managing Director of Rodrigues Architects Ltd., had explained in the technical report that the project was flawed from the design phase. The auditing firm had estimated that remedial works on the Region Eight school could rack up a bill of in excess of $140 million, and would take some six months to fix the deficiencies.Kares Engineering subsequently undertook to have the remedial works done, and have since completed same.The newly completed Kato Secondary School has 56 classrooms, each capable of accommodating at least 35 students. There are four communal dorms for students; four self-contained matron’s quarters; eight teacher’s quarters with two bedrooms each; an admin building; an auditorium; an Information Technology (IT) laboratory to accommodate 15 work stations; and 34 toilet and urinal facilities.Having completed the remedial works, Kares Engineering has a contractual agreement wherein any defects occurring on the building within one year would be fixed at no additional cost to Government.Toshao of Kato, Clifton Pereira, expressed elation at the school being finally completed and ready for utilisation.“I’m anxious to see the reopening of the school in September, so that the children can benefit from it,” he said.The Toshao would previously have voiced his concerns about delays in completing the facility, pointing out that the Paramakatoi Secondary School is severely overcrowded and students in the community were being forced to attend schools as far away as Sand Creek, Region Nine (Upper Takutu/Upper Essequibo). read more

Nintendo No Wii U price drop ahead of PS4 and Xbox One

first_imgNintendo has made it clear that they won’t be dropping the price of the Wii U ahead of the launch its competitors next-gen consoles. That comes directly from the mouth of Scott Mofitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of sales and marketing.In fact, Nintendo believes the pricing announcements for both the PS4 and Xbox One have actually helped in confirming the Wii U price is already “great value.” Mofitt points out that a few weeks ago the Wii U was the highest priced console on the market. Come November, it will be the lowest price next-gen machine.He’s right if you look at this purely on price point. You can pick up the Wii U Deluxe for around $350 where as the PS4 will be $399 and the Xbox One $499. But then you have to consider the much more powerful hardware inside Sony and Microsoft’s machines, and the Wii U offers just 32GB of storage compared to 500GB elsewhere. It isn’t really an even playing field when it comes to hardware.Nintendo is also betting on games to warrant the price of its console staying the same, something it has been severely lacking since the console launched last year. A new Mario Kart, a HD Wind Waker, Super Smash Bros., and Pikmin 3 among others will surely help, but Sony and Microsoft aren’t exactly lacking in their games line up for November and into 2014.While we may not get a Wii U price drop just yet, the Wii U Basic console could still disappear. Nintendo is denying such action, but retailers may make the decision for the company, especially if it just isn’t selling.If Nintendo is true to its word, the Wii U will be the cheapest next-gen console on the market by $50 at the end of this year. I just fear that fact may be forgotten as gamers focus on the PS4 being $100 cheaper than the Xbox One when they decide which one to buy.last_img read more

Spanish skateboard hero who died in the London attack awarded a medal

first_img Jun 9th 2017, 6:59 PM Image: AP This image of 39-year-old Spanish banker Ignacio Echeverria was released by his sister Isabel Echeverria when her brother was reported missing following the attacks. By AFP Spanish ‘skateboard hero’ who died in the London attack awarded a medal Ignacio Echeverria died while trying to protect a woman from one of the attackers last weekend. 25,272 Views Friday 9 Jun 2017, 6:59 PM https://jrnl.ie/3436088 center_img Updated 7.15pmA SPANISH MAN hailed as a “skateboard hero” after he died trying to defend a woman from one of the assailants in last weekend’s London attack, has been awarded a posthumous medal, Madrid said today.Ignacio Echeverria, an HSBC expert in fighting money-laundering who lived in London, was one of eight killed in last weekend’s attack that saw three men mow down people in a van before going on a stabbing spree in the Borough market area.The 39-year-old had rushed over to help a woman being assaulted and tried to defend her with a skateboard he had with him, prompting British media to dub him the “skateboard hero”.Spain’s government spokesman Inigo Mendez de Vigo said Echeverria had been awarded the Great Cross of the Order of Civil Merit, which recognises “extraordinary services” by Spanish and foreign citizens.He was a good man, an exemplary citizen who on this tragic evening had the courage to face the terrorists to try and save the life of a young woman who was being attacked.Echeverria was listed as missing for close to four days after the attack as British authorities identified the body, leading to an excruciating wait for his family members. Source: Francisco Seco/PA ImagesSpain was highly critical of the sluggish pace of the identification process.Foreign Minister Alfonso Dastis even intervened earlier this week when the family was told they would not be able to see Echeverria’s body until Friday at the earliest, even after positive identification.This prompted British authorities to allow them to be with their son and brother earlier.His body will be repatriated tomorrow, a foreign ministry spokesman told AFP.The Met police have also confirmed that Xavier Thomas has been identified as one of the eight people who were killed during the incident.Xavier Thomas, 45, a French national, was visiting the capital from his home in France.Specially trained family liaison officers are supporting his family. The following is a statement from Noémie Thomas, 24, the daughter of Xavier Thomas on behalf of his family:The things that were important to Xavier were his children and his work. Xavier would not be content with a quiet life, he needed to always discover more and he would include his children as soon as possible.“Xavier was not attached to material things, he preferred to discover other cultures and other countries. He was very faithful to people; many professional encounters have often developed into friendships.”The partner of Xavier Thomas, Christine Delcros said, “Xavier, my love, my sun, you have marked my heart for ever as no one had been able to before.I will cherish you intensively in my heart and that way our love will link us forever. You have been a father who did everything for his children and such a caring lover to me, that you could only be loved.“I wish, during these difficult times, to pay tribute to the exceptional man you were and will still remain for us all. I love you. Your Christine.”Below is a statement from ChristineDelcros’s twin sister Nathalie Brohan said he was a “true ray of sunshine” and a beautiful endearing person.You always said: ‘What matters in life is to live every moment of life as intensively as possible, to never have any regrets’.“Your philosophy of life must remain an example to live for us all because life is a precious jewel.”- © AFP 2017 Additional reporting from Cliodhna Russell. Read: Spanish man who used skateboard to try to defend woman from London attacker confirmed deadRead: ‘We are extremely proud of his immense bravery’: Family of officer injured in London Bridge attack Share557 Tweet Email1 This image of 39-year-old Spanish banker Ignacio Echeverria was released by his sister Isabel Echeverria when her brother was reported missing following the attacks. Image: AP 69 Comments Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Virgin Galactic dévoile son premier aéroport spatial

first_imgVirgin Galactic dévoile son premier aéroport spatialHier, le lundi 17 octobre, le patron de Virgin Galactic Richard Branson a inauguré le Spaceport America, son premier aéroport spatial construit au Nouveau-Mexique. C’est de là que devraient décoller les premières navettes touristiques, dès l’année prochaine ou en 2013.Le milliardaire britannique Richard Branson a dévoilé lundi au Nouveau Mexique le premier aéroport spatial de l’histoire. Baptisé Spaceport America, ce site devrait voir décoller les premières navettes spatiales touristiques dans les mois à venir. Comme le raconte l’AFP, le patron de Virgin Galactic est arrivé en compagnie d’équilibristes. Après être descendu d’une terrasse en rappel, il a inauguré l’aéroport en lançant une bouteille de champagne. C’est le gouverneur du Nouveau-Mexique, Susana Martinez, qui a ensuite remis à Richard Branson les clés du bâtiment imaginé par l’architecte britannique Norman Foster. Conçu pour se fondre dans le paysage désertique de la région où il a été édifié, il est décrit comme “emblématique” par le milliardaire.À lire aussiSpaceX : un satellite d’Elon Musk manque d’entrer en collision avec un satellite de l’ESADe nombreux invités ont participé à cet événement. Parmi eux, 150 des quelque 400 futurs touristes de l’espace qui ont depuis longtemps déjà réservé leurs places à bord des premières navettes qui décolleront depuis le Spaceport America. Pour s’offrir ce voyage dont ils ignorent encore la date, ils ont en moyenne déboursé 200.000 dollars. Un vol de démonstration de la navette WhiteKnightTwo, celle qui les transportera dans l’espace, a pour l’occasion été réalisé.Les premiers vols organisés par Virgin Galactic devraient être lancés dès l’année prochaine, ou au plus tard en 2013, espère Richard Branson. Ils dureront 2h30, et devraient offrir aux voyageurs cinq minutes d’apesanteur en plus d’une vue exceptionnelle sur notre planète.Le 18 octobre 2011 à 15:29 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Build Spotify Playlists With Friends in Messenger

first_img Sharing music with friends just got a lot easier with Spotify’s Group Playlists for Facebook Messenger.The new feature lets users create collaborative playlists without leaving the chat app.Whether you’re heading off on a road trip with mates, celebrating your bestie’s birthday, or just looking for recommendations, Group Playlists means everyone can have a say in what tunes you listen to.Simply tap the plus sign in any conversation (group or one-on-one) to launch the Spotify extension. From there, share artists, individual songs, and entire albums. Or create a new Group Playlist. Others in the conversation can add songs via the chat extension, even if they’re not regular Spotify users.“Playlisting is more fun with friends,” the streaming music service said in an announcement. “And starting today, the process is getting even more social.”The playlist producer can also log into their Spotify account on the Web or via a mobile app to access and edit songs (including deleting that one you hate).This move comes only two months after Spotify introduced its Messenger bot, which allows folks to search and share music directly within chats. It also serves up playlist recommendations based on mood, activity, and genre—a discovery function familiar to app users.For now, the Messenger extension works only for mobile iOS and Android owners; while Web users can open a shared playlist online, the ability to add songs is not yet supported.The extension deals only in 30-second clips; to hear the whole aria, you’ll need to open (or download, as the case may be) Spotify.Since its launch in April, “millions of songs” have been shared via the new Facebook Messenger extension, Spotify told TechCrunch. There is no word on how many people have used the bot in that time.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Spotify’s Rise to Power Dramatized in TV Mini-SeriesDisney Soundtracks Now Live in Special Spotify Hub Stay on targetlast_img read more

Weather Eye Moderate rain should clear out by New Years Eve

first_img After a week of cold weather, the next couple of days are going to feel tropical with afternoon highs at or above 50 degrees. OK, not actually tropical, but it will feel warm compared to the past several days. We enjoyed our white Christmas, and that one is in the record books.At 4 p.m. Wednesday, it was still on the chilly side, from 32 degrees and light snow at Bellingham to 35 degrees here in Vancouver under cloudy skies. In contrast, just miles south of Portland, it was in the 50s. The welcome warm front was on its way.Today and Friday we’ll see some moderate rains over us, so we will chip away at our deficit in that department. Freezing levels bounce and rain falls at the ski areas. The weekend dries out just in time for New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.I don’t see any cold and snow falling in the new year as of yet. There is another cold air mass in northern Canada that will move southward over the next 10 to 14 days, so we will see if any makes it into the Columbia Basin.It is amazing how just leftovers from an arctic front heading east of the Rockies can seep westward into the Columbia Basin and can actually build its own high pressure. That in turn fans through the Gorge and places us here in the lowlands into the deep freeze. And as we know, forecast models are always too quick to warm us up. Patrick Timm is a local weather specialist. His column appears Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Reach him at http://patricktimm.com.last_img read more

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