The child abuse survivor fighting to save others

first_imgA 53-year-old Canadian woman of Indian origin recently met with India’s Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi. Her mission was to lobby for a change in the law so that adult survivors can report childhood sexual abuse.Read it at BBC Related Itemslast_img

Khris Middleton helps Bucks pull out sluggish win over Hawks

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ LATEST STORIES View comments Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:29Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: 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 City NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Antetokounmpo overcame a slow start from the field to hit two key buckets in the final three-plus minutes, and Khris Middleton led a balanced attack with 21 points as Milwaukee improved to 9-2 under interim coach Joe Prunty.They’re a threat again for a top-four playoff seed in the East.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“When everything is judged on those last three minutes, you’ve got to do whatever it takes to win,” said Antetokounmpo, who had 15 points on 7-of-16 shooting and 15 rebounds.Dennis Schroder scored 18 points for the Hawks, and Ersan Ilyasova had nine of his 15 points in the fourth quarter. Ilyasova spearheaded a late rally in which Atlanta erased a 12-point deficit and tied it at 84 on Kent Bazemore’s 3-pointer with 3:30 left. Antetokounmpo answered with a mid-range jumper and layup to open an 8-0 run following a timeout. Schroder and Bazemore then whiffed on open layups following a steal with less than a minute left that could have helped the Hawks mount one last comeback.“It’s guys making plays, that’s what it came down to. Making the extra effort, trying to get to the right spot defensively to close out,” Prunty said.Better defense has lifted the Bucks since Prunty replaced the fired Jason Kidd on Jan. 22. They’ve held opponents to less than 100 points eight times during Prunty’s 11-game tenure.While the Bucks are thinking about the playoffs, the Hawks are building for their long-term future. They’ll pull out a few positives from challenging a playoff contender on the road.“We’ve kind of stopped looking at records and the standings,” Bazemore said. “Our coach and our front office likes the nucleus we have here, we’re all growing … it’s getting the pieces in place, getting the experience and we continue to push.”TIP-INSADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Read Next AFP official booed out of forum Milwaukee Bucks forward Khris Middleton, left, is fouled by Atlanta Hawks guard Kent Bazemore, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Darren Hauck)MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Bucks looked sluggish at times coming back from a four-game trip, and the worst team in the Eastern Conference was threatening to knock them off at home.All-Star forward Giannis Antetokounmpo led one last charge to help the Bucks hold on for a 97-92 win on Tuesday night over the Atlanta Hawks.ADVERTISEMENT Olympic figure skating unveils new, modern soundtrack Hawks: Second in the league at forcing turnovers (15.8 per game), Atlanta got the Bucks to cough up the ball just 10 times. … Bazemore had 17 points on 6-of-15 shooting.Bucks: Forward Jabari Parker played 18 minutes and scored seven points after missing the previous game for rest. He has shown flashes of the explosiveness that made him a dangerous player before missing a year after suffering the second major left knee injury of his career on Feb. 8, 2017. At one point in the first half, Parker ripped down a rebound before dribbling nearly the length of the court and dishing near the bucket after drawing a double team.ZELLER’S NEW HOMETyler Zeller had 14 points on 7-of-9 shooting and eight rebounds in his first game in Milwaukee since joining the team on the road before the trade deadline last week.“It was actually kind of nice being on the road for the first five or six days, I could not worry about getting an apartment … or anything like that. I could just focus on basketball,” Zeller said.ON THE RUNA 14-2 run in the third quarter for the Bucks briefly broke open what had been a ho-hum game marked by questionable shot selection and bad misses on both sides. Middleton’s jumper with 2:58 left completed the spurt and lifted Milwaukee to a 65-53 lead.“Besides the third quarter and a couple of situations late, I thought our defense was really improving and getting to the point where we want it to be,” Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer said.UP NEXTHawks: Finish up the second half of a back-to-back by visiting the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday in their last game before the All-Star break.Bucks: Host the Denver Nuggets on Thursday in their last game before the break.last_img read more

‘My name is Lou Vincent and I am a cheat’

first_imgThe full text of Lou Vincent’s statement to the NZ Herald:My name is Lou Vincent and I am a cheat.I have abused my position as a professional sportsman on a number of occasions by choosing to accept money through fixing.I have lived with this dark secret for many years, but just months ago I reached the point where I decided I had to come forward and tell the truth.It’s a truth that has rightly caused uproar and controversy in New Zealand and around the world.I have shamed my country. I have shamed my sport. I have shamed those close to me. For that I am not proud.I lost faith in myself and the game. I abused the game I love. I had to put things right. Speaking out. Exposing the truth. Laying bare the things I have done wrong is the only way I can find to begin to put things right.The time has come for me to now face them like a man and accept the consequences, whatever they may be.I could not live with my wrongdoing any longer, and after meeting my future wife Susie, after learning what unconditional love really is, I felt strong enough to tell her what I’d done, and she has helped me take the painful steps to telling my parents, my wider family, and then the authorities.I am proud of those I love. Especially my immediate family and friends. Their strength, support and forgiveness has enabled me to address some deep and uncomfortable issues in my life.advertisementI can finally look my children in the eyes and tell them that honesty is the best policy, even if it feels like the hardest thing to do at times.I now believe in myself as a person again and do not wake up every morning hating myself.Today is the day I offer my deepest apologies to the public and the cricketing world, to the loyal fans, to the dedicated coaches, staff and all players past and present.I apologise to the and thank the ACSU [Anti-Corruption and Security Unit] for their help and support, which is out there for all players and it has helped me a great deal. Chris Morris and his legal team, and all associations that have handled this sensitive situation with professionalism and respect.The people who know me know I am vulnerable. But they also know I am not stupid and that I know what is right and what is wrong.I do suffer from depression but it is absolutely no reason or excuse for all that I have done wrong.I used to think mistakes were the actions of bad people. I now know even good people can make the worst of mistakes. My actions, I will regret for the rest of my life.For sport to prosper, it is up to the players to police the game, because they are the ones that will ultimately lose out if they allow themselves to be used as pawns to make money.No one should ever be put in that position. And no one should ever allow themselves to forget what sport is about and let money rule their decisions.The decisions I made were wrong. Players must be better than that. Above reproach. For the fans. For the sport.For the first time in a very long time I feel positive about the future because I am finally becoming the man I wanted to be. I have to face up to my wrongs to make them right.I have kept my head down for too long now. This is my time to man up to my mistakes and today I can stand with a better conscience because I know I’m doing the right thing.It is entirely my fault that I will never be able to stand in front of a game again. It is entirely my fault that I will not be able to apply my skills in a positive way to help future cricketers.But it is entirely possible that I can use this moment to convince others not to be tempted by wrongdoing. To do the right thing for themselves, for their families and friends, and for the sport they love.I accept my punishment and I thank you for [reading] my statement.last_img read more

Video: ESPN’s Marcellus Wiley Accused Brian Kelly Of Racism In Sideline Incident

first_imgBrian Kelly yelling on the Notre Dame sideline.SOUTH BEND, IN – OCTOBER 28: Head coach Brian Kelly of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish reacts after a play in the fourth quarter against the North Carolina State Wolfpack at Notre Dame Stadium on October 28, 2017 in South Bend, Indiana. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly’s sideline shove of assistant strength coach David Grimes drew national attention over the weekend. Kelly said on Tuesday he “regretted” that the incident took place. Kelly’s hotheadedness and sideline demonstrations are well-documented, but ESPN SportsNation host Marcellus Wiley accused the veteran head coach of racism for his treatment of Grimes. Speaking on SportsNation yesterday, Wiley had the following to say: “This is racial. You know I don’t like to play the race card, but I’m going to go here on this one,” he said. “When you see a black coach getting emasculated basically, undermined on the sidelines, when he’s a coach with authority over those players, they’re going to say, ‘Huh, there are very few images and likenesses of a black player with the position of authority on the coaching staff.’ Very few. And when you see one treated like that, your imagination starts to take over and says ‘Brian Kelly, we tried to respect all of you guys on a level playing field, despite the fact that most of us on the field are black, but then most of you on the sidelines are white.’ But when you undermine one of the few figures that we can actually see a likeness, now that speaks volumes to those players…”Wiley’s co-hosts Michelle Beadle and Max Kellerman seemed to support his point. You can view all of their comments and the full video of the exchange below. We’ve seen Kelly scream at quarterbacks both white (Dayne Crist, Tommy Rees) and black (Everett Golson, DeShone Kizer) on the sideline in recent years. He’s berated officials as well. Was his behavior towards Grimes racially motivated? We’ll let you be the judge. [ MediaIte ]last_img read more

This Bowl Eligible Team “Likely” Won’t Play In A Bowl Game

first_imgJosh Allen is taken down by a Nebraska linebacker.LINCOLN, NE – SEPTEMBER 10: Quarterback Josh Allen #17 of the Wyoming Cowboys passes out of the hold from linebacker Josh Banderas #52 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Memorial Stadium on September 10, 2016 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)Right now, there are 81 bowl eligible teams in college football, and another could join the ranks this weekend if 5-6 Virginia Tech beats Marshall. There are only 78 bowl bids to go around though.That means that at least three teams that reached the requisite six-win mark will be left sitting at home during bowl season. We might have learned one of those teams today.Mountain West Commissioner Craig Thompson told media that only six of the seven bowl-eligible teams in his league are postseason bound. One won’t make a bowl, and that unlucky squad is likely Wyoming, Thompson said.Boise State, Utah State, Fresno State, Hawaii, Nevada and San Diego State are the other six Mountain West teams to reach bowl eligibility. All six have better records than the 6-6 Cowboys.Mountain West Commissioner Craig Thompson: Only 6 of 7 bowl-eligible teams in the MW will make bowls; Wyoming at 6-6 is likely out, he said.— ???? ?????? (@MikeFPrater) November 28, 2018More eligible bowl teams than bowl games, and Thompson doesn’t think he can find a spot for Wyoming. Cowboys are last on the MW bowl pecking order this season …— ???? ?????? (@MikeFPrater) November 28, 2018Wyoming has made bowl games the last two seasons under head coach Craig Bohls, but it appears that streak could be coming to an end.That would be brutal luck for the Cowboys, who started 2-6 before reeling off four-straight wins to end the season and become bowl eligible.last_img read more

Royal Caribbean to Build New Cruise Terminal in Miami

first_imgzoom US-based cruise line company Royal Caribbean Cruises has entered into an agreement with Miami-Dade County to construct and operate a new cruise terminal at PortMiami.Scheduled for late 2018, the new 170,000-square-foot terminal will serve as homeport to Royal Caribbean International ships, including a 5,400 passenger Oasis-class ship, the world’s largest cruise ship.The agreement will come before the Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners on July 6, 2016.“This new terminal is a symbol of our commitment to Miami, the city where our company first started almost 50 years ago. We can’t wait to bring an Oasis-class ship to PortMiami,”  Richard Fain, chairman and CEO for Royal Caribbean Cruises, said.Broadway Malyan has been selected as the firm to design the new terminal.Currently, PortMiami welcomes approximately 750,000 Royal Caribbean passengers annually, representing about 15 percent of its overall passenger traffic. Once the new cruise terminal is completed, it is anticipated that Royal Caribbean will generate at least 1.8 million passengers at PortMiami – representing no less than 30 percent of the port’s projected passenger traffic, the company said.Image Courtesy: Royal Caribbean Cruiseslast_img read more

Nova Scotians Pay Tribute to Veterans

first_imgNova Scotians young and old, from all walks of life, are finding heartfelt, innovative ways to mark the Year of the Veteran in Nova Scotia, Premier John Hamm said today, Nov. 10. “This has been an extraordinary year for paying tribute to our veterans and how they sacrificed so that future generations could live in a free society,” said Premier Hamm. “I urge all Nova Scotians to continue that spirit every day of every year, and in particular on Remembrance Day, Friday, Nov. 11, by pausing for a few moments to reflect on the sacrifice and heroism of our veterans.” Premier Hamm said all Nova Scotians should be proud of the way veterans are being honoured this year. He praised the Via Rail workers who came up with the idea of the Remembrance Day Train, which left Halifax on Wednesday, Nov. 9, bound for Ottawa, carrying hundreds of veterans and their families for Friday’s ceremonies in the nation’s capital. All along the train’s route through the province, Nova Scotians gathered to wave signs and show their support for the veterans. Also on Wednesday, Nov. 9, veterans were honoured in a ceremony at Province House as the former cabinet room was renamed the Veterans Room. “To further honour the memory of our veterans, all flags on provincial buildings will fly at half-mast on Remembrance Day, from sunrise to sunset,” said Cecil Clarke, Minister responsible for the Year of the Veteran. “The Year of the Veteran has been tremendously rewarding for our veterans. I am certain that Nova Scotians will continue their efforts to pay fitting tribute to these national heroes.” Veterans themselves have recounted how they have benefited from simple acts of kindness when people noticed their veterans’ license plates. From a child approaching a veteran to help with groceries, to a neighbour mowing a veteran’s lawn all summer long, Nova Scotians are honouring their veterans. Earlier this year, Premier Hamm and Mr. Clarke sent a letter to all schools, encouraging teachers to have students sign their names in praise of veterans for an official book of remembrance. The response has been overwhelming: so far, schools have sent in more than 2,000 sheets of students’ signatures and the book of remembrance has now become two overflowing books of remembrance. “Teachers have been at the forefront of this effort, by teaching their students about the importance of veterans’ sacrifices and nurturing their students’ interests in veterans,” said the premier. More than 7,300 certificates bearing the signatures of the premier and the minister have been presented to veterans or their surviving families, recognizing their valour, honour and sacrifice. All 136 legions in the province have received a special Red Ensign flag and plaque to commemorate the Year of the Veteran. Every MLA in the province has helped support Year of the Veteran events in their ridings.last_img read more

Minister Names First Director of Independent Investigation Unit

first_imgA former Crown prosecutor will lead the province’s new independent investigation unit, Justice Minister Ross Landry announced today, Sept. 27. Ron MacDonald has been appointed as the first director of the Serious Incident Response Team, which will investigate incidents involving police. “Ron MacDonald’s extensive background, along with his personal integrity, will make him an excellent first director of the Serious Incident Response Team,” said Mr. Landry. “The director is a key piece as we create an independent unit that will give Nova Scotians utmost confidence in the investigation of serious incidents involving police.” A graduate of St. Francis Xavier University and Dalhousie law school, Mr. MacDonald has been a Crown prosecutor, a defence lawyer and a leader in the legal community. He joined the bar in 1985 and became a Crown prosecutor in 1991. He was named a Queen’s Counsel in 2002. He has been president of the Canadian Federation of Law Societies and the Nova Scotia Barristers Society. Most recently, he was seconded to the Department of Justice as its criminal law policy advisor. His five-year term begins today. “This is a new phase in policing in Nova Scotia, and I am very pleased to be a part of it,” Mr. MacDonald said. “SIRT will earn the trust of Nova Scotians with its thorough, transparent and independent investigations of police.” The team will investigate matters such as death, serious injury, sexual assault or other public-interest concerns involving police. It can independently launch an investigation or begin an investigation after a referral from a chief of police, the head of the RCMP in Nova Scotia or the Minister of Justice. The team will have a director, two civilian provincial investigators, seconded police officers as required and administrative support. Decision-making authority will reside with the civilian director. It is expected to be operational early next year.last_img read more

Algeria top Senegal 10 to win 2nd Africa Cup of Nations title

first_imgCairo: Algeria captured their second Africa Cup of Nations title with a 1-0 victory over Senegal in Friday night’s final, adding to the other championship they won in 1990. The victory at Cairo International Stadium was Algeria’s second over the Lions of Teranga in this year’s edition of Africa’s biennial soccer championship, the other one coming in the team’s second match of the group stage, also by the score of 1-0, Efe news reported. Algeria opened the scoring in just the second minute of the match when striker Baghdad Bounedjah received a pass from midfield, dribbled to a spot just outside the penalty arc and launched a shot that ricocheted off defender Salif Sane, travelled far over the head of net minder Alfred Gomis and entered the right corner of the goal. Also Read – Andy Murray to make Grand Slam return at Australian Open Senegal immediately stepped up their intensity in search of the equalizer, with Liverpool star Sadio Mane proving to be a constant threat despite being marked at all times by two defenders. Henri Saivet then put a scare into Algeria with a free kick in the 27th minute that goalie Rais M’Bolhi had difficulty corralling, while a left-footed shot 10 minutes later by Senegalese forward M’Baye Niang from inside the penalty arc nearly snuck into the corner of the goal. Also Read – Fast bowler Behrendorff to undergo spinal surgery Algeria continued to focus on protecting their lead after the break and managed to clear away any through passes into their penalty area, but it was evident that their players were starting to feel the effect of the high-intensity contest. One of the key plays of the match occurred at the one-hour mark, when the referee initially awarded a penalty for an apparent hand ball by Algerian midfielder Adlene Guedioura but then reversed his decision after a VAR review. The North Africans became even more defensive-minded down the stretch, while Senegal heaped the pressure on and were nearly rewarded twice over a five-minute span. The first of those chances went to waste when Niang failed to convert after dribbling around M’Bolhi in minute 66, while on the second the Algerian keeper made an outstanding save to deny a potent shot by defender Youssouf Sabaly in the 70th minute. Ismaila Sarr also had an opportunity to score just over five minutes before stoppage time, but his volley sailed over the crossbar. Despite their valiant effort, time eventually ran out on Senegal’s dream of lifting their maiden Africa Cup of Nations title. Nigeria took third place by defeating Tunisia 1-0 Wednesday night in the third-place playoff. Host Egypt, winner of a record seven Africa Cup of Nations titles, were eliminated in the round of 16 by South Africa.last_img read more

Desmond Tutu Challenges The World To Forgive

first_imgDesmond Tutu and his daughter Mpho Tutu have announced the Tutu Global Forgiveness Challenge, a free online program starting May 4, 2014, designed to teach the world how to forgive.Archbishop Desmond Tutu with his daughter and co-author Reverend Mpho TutuIn early registration people from over 100 countries have already signed up to participate.Archbishop Desmond Tutu won the Nobel Peace Prize for his role in leading non-violent opposition to South Africa’s apartheid system of racial domination. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission that he chaired created a way to address the overwhelming suffering and grief that were the legacy of over four decades of racial oppression. Since then he has taken his deeply human approach to resolving conflict to many other countries including Northern Ireland and Rwanda. His daughter, Mpho Tutu, has helped rape victims and refugees displaced by war and is currently completing a Ph.D. on the topic of forgiveness.“Forgiving is a choice. A choice I have seen profoundly transform lives time and again,” says Archbishop Tutu. “As Nelson Mandela said when he walked free after 27 years of prison, ‘I knew if I didn’t leave my bitterness and hatred behind, I’d still be in prison.’ Mpho and I share a vision to bring the transformative power of forgiveness to people everywhere and to see it spread through families, communities, countries and our whole world.”“Our culture glorifies the seductive but ultimately empty feeling of power that comes with an act of revenge or a harsh rebuke,” says the Reverend Mpho Tutu. “The Forgiveness Challenge is a corrective to these cultural forces. It provides training to strengthen our forgiveness muscles. Every time we are hurt we stand at a crossroads with two clear paths to deal with our pain — forgive and heal or lash out and harm.”Together the Tutus bring their hard-earned and practical insight into the process of forgiving to a global audience in the Tutu Global Forgiveness Challenge. The 30-day program is based on a systematic process of forgiving that the Tutus present in their new book, The Book of Forgiving: The Fourfold Path for Healing Ourselves and Healing Our World (HarperOne; Hardcover; March 18, 2014).The Book of Forgiving by Desmond Tutu and Mpho Tutu is published by HarperOne, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.The Forgiveness Challenge is funded by Pam Omidyar, co-founder of the Omidyar Network and founder of HumanityUnited, so is free to all participants. Omidyar is a philanthropist dedicated to building peace, advancing human freedom, and creating opportunities for people to improve their lives. It is made possible by partnerships with Facebook, Google+, MailChimp, WordPressVIP and others. Promotional partners include The Huffington Post and FoxNews.com. The Forgiveness Challenge is created for everyone regardless of belief or background.“Forgiveness is universal. It’s not just for the religious,” said Sir Richard Branson. “Archbishop Tutu taught me to make sure I have no enemies—to forgive and ask for forgiveness—and I’m a better man for it. No one but the Arch and Mpho would conceive of a way to bring forgiveness to everyone—free of charge, no less—in an event like the Forgiveness Challenge.”Registration is open at www.ForgivenessChallenge.com. All registrants will receive invitations to special events leading up to the May 4th start, such as live Q&As and interviews with the Tutus and others, including Sir Richard Branson, Arianna Huffington, Alanis Morissette and more.“In my experience forgiveness cannot be forced, or arrive too early in one’s process,” said Alanis Morissette. “It is something that is naturally arrived at when we move through our natural human emotions, and come back to the awareness of how inextricably connected we all are. I am excited to take the Challenge and welcome a whole new level of connection and warmth in my life.”When the Challenge starts, May 4th, everyone registered will receive daily inspirational emails for the following thirty days from the Archbishop and Mpho with a link to log in to an online forgiveness community. There they will be guided through practical exercises on how to forgive, have opportunities to join discussions and share their own stories. During the Challenge there will be resources such as films, music and exclusive interviews with forgiveness heroes, experts, cultural icons and leaders. All participants are also encouraged to participate in an optional study designed to measure the impact of forgiveness in people’s lives.“Desmond Tutu is the face of forgiveness around the world and for years many, many people have asked him how to actually forgive,” said Mark Tauber, the Tutus’ publisher at HarperOne. “Finally he is sharing his wealth of experience, along with his daughter Mpho’s, who, while they were writing the book suffered a personal tragedy that required her to profoundly follow their own Fourfold Path of forgiving. This incredible work and this important, global challenge, provide a step-by-step process that every person can follow in order to achieve forgiveness in their lives.”The Challenge provides opportunities to explore questions about forgiveness with both experts and the community, such as “What if I’m not ready to forgive?” and “Aren’t there some things that can’t be forgiven?” These questions and many more will be discussed during the Tutu Forgiveness Challenge.“Forgiveness is not something we do for others, we do it for ourselves and this then impacts all those around us. That is why forgiveness is our greatest gift and only hope,” said Archbishop Tutu. “I am delighted that people all around the globe are signing up for the Forgiveness Challenge, together I know we can change the world.”More information can be found at: www.ForgivenessChallenge.com. Follow the Challenge on social media. Facebook, where you can join every Friday for #forgivingfriday; Instagram; Twitter; and Google+. To find out more about The Book of Forgiving, please visit www.harpercollins.com.last_img read more

The Man in The High Castle Season 3 Release Date Plot Rumors

first_img Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Advertisement “The Man in the High Castle,” has been renewed for a third season run and Jason O’Mara is set to join the cast of Amazon’s centerpiece drama series. O’Mara will play a lead character in the book adaptation, Wyatt Price, an immigrant to the United States at the time of the Nazi invasion.. The “Vegas” actor will apply his native Irish accent in the upcoming Season 3 of “The Man in the High Castle,” opposite the returning cast of the show, according to Deadline. Most of the series regulars are confirmed to be reprising their role in Amazon’s flagship series, including Alexa Davalos as Juliana Crane, Rupert Evans as Frank Frink, and Rufus Sewell as John Smith.As an alternate history series loosely based on the written work of Philip K. Dick, the Amazon original series will continue to delve into life in the United States in the 1960’s, if it were taken over by the Axis powers.O’Mara, fresh from his recently ended role in ABC’s “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” will be in the Amazon series as Wyatt Price, an Irish immigrant who traveled to New York shortly before Nazi forces took over the country. As summarized by Den of Geek, Price will get by under the Nazi regime as a black market runner and a hustler, doing whatever he can to survive the oppressive new government in the Neutral Zone.center_img Price, despite his cynical line of work, still remains a steadfast believer in the country that America can be once it is free from the clutches of the Axis countries.Amazon has not yet revealed a timeline for the release of the third season of “The Man In the High Castle,” but fans can reasonably expect the show to air in late 2017 in the same way that the previous two seasons of the show started late in the year.The series will be taken over by “Bosch” executive producer Eric Overmyer, who will take over the production seat left vacant by Frank Spotnitz’s unexpected exit.By Edward Leano Advertisement Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

Morocco Calls for Greater Vigilance as ISIS Fighters Return to Africa

Rabat – Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Nasser Bourita participated on Monday, February 12, in the ministerial meeting of the anti-Daesh coalition held in Kuwait, shedding light on the terrorist threats facing Africa.“[We must] take stock of our joint struggle against ISIS, to define the guidelines that will help renew our commitment, to consolidate in the future our base of achievements and to continue our joint action in the face of this persistent threat,” he said in a call for the Arab coalition.According to a report by the American think tank, the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, between 58 and 300 Moroccans have fought with ISIS in Libya, some of whom are seeking to return to the country undercovered. And while Iraq has taken full control of the Iraqi-Syrian border, nearly 6,000 African ISIS fighters are expected to return to Africa, posing continental and national threats.“We observe that many of these fighters are trying to return to their countries of origin or residence, or to re-deploy to third countries where they aim to strengthen their ranks in terrorist organizations in different regions of the world, “explained Bourita, calling for “particular attention to the changing situation in Africa.”Africa remains one of the first targets of deadly attacks, he said, revealing that between January and October 2017, 343 terrorist attacks have resulted in more than 2,600 victims.Faced with such a threat, “Africa has taken its responsibility to fight and eradicate terrorist threats.”Bourita also called for greater vigilance in terms of the dynamics of the terrorist organization, specifically “the evolution of its structures, its ability to mobilize sympathizers and to lead attacks around the world.”Morocco remain convinced that the transnational nature of the threat “requires comprehensive, cooperative, and united efforts,” as the only way to formulate effective methods to fight terrorism.Bourita said that Morocco’s anti-terrorist bodies have successfully dismantled many terrorist cells targeting not only in Morocco but also in its neighboring countries.“This has indeed earned the kingdom international recognition as a stable partner and a true vector of security.”He told the members of the coalition that Morocco had made the strategic choice to promote solidarity-based on South-South, North-South, and triangular cooperation, “which is reflected in the implementation of concrete projects with several countries in areas essential to stability and human and sustainable development.”He recalled that Morocco’s strategy in the fight against terrorism and radicalization has become a reference in the United Nations today. read more

Annan names two observers to attend appeals phase of Lockerbie trial

In a letter to the President of the Security Council, Mr. Annan said that Justice Ben Hlatshwayo, representing the Organization of African Unity (OAU), and Dr. Awad El Hassan El Noor, representing the League of Arab States, would serve as observers. They are not required to report to the UN on the trial.During the first phase of the trial, one Libyan national, Abdelbasset al-Megrahi, was found guilty of involvement in the 1988 bombing of Pan Am flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland. Another, Lamin Khalifa Fhimah, was acquitted. The bombing killed all 259 passengers and crew aboard the flight, as well as 11 people on the ground.

Annan mourns passing of Austrian President Thomas Klestil

A UN spokesman in New York issued a statement remembering Mr. Klestil as “an outstanding statesman and diplomat’ who represented Austria at the United Nations from 1978 to 1982. Mr. Klestil was elected President 10 years later.Mr. Annan hailed Mr. Klestil for his “tireless” efforts to strengthen Austria’s relations with other European countries and the international community.”During his 12 years of dedicated service as President of his country, Mr. Klestil earned the respect of his people and of the many world leaders he met in Austria or abroad,” the spokesman said.The statement also conveyed Mr. Annan’s condolences to President Klestil’s family and to the Government and people of Austria.The Austrian President was 71 when he suffered a heart attack two days shy of completing his second six-year term. read more

UN hosts conference on safeguarding freedom of expression on the Internet

The two-day meeting at the Paris headquarters of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is part of the preparation for the final phase of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) scheduled to take place in November in Tunisia.The meeting was scheduled to hear from speakers on topics ranging from freedom of expression on the web, by examining such issues as lack of access, low information literacy and deliberate restrictions on the free flow of information, to the use of the Internet in the political process and whether legitimate concerns, such as fear of terrorism, could justify limiting the free flow of information.Other subjects to be covered include the impact and social consequences flowing from restrictions and regulations on news media on the Internet, and the issue of continuing to contribute content to the Internet despite the codes some are trying to impose. read more

South Africas president calls on UN to match hopes of African Century

Thabo Mbeki’s appeal to world leaders gathered for the General Assembly’s annual debate was echoed by a number of other African leaders calling for measures to help lift the continent’s people out of poverty.“Those who populate the poorest part of the regions of the world – Africa – have boldly declared that it will be an African Century,” President Mbeki said. “If the wishes of the majority of the world could turn into reality, this would be a century free of wars, free of internecine conflicts, free of hunger, free of preventable disease, free of want, free of environmental degradation and free of greed and corruption.”But he warned against empty promises. “Billions of poor people are increasingly becoming impatient because every year they hear us adopt declaration after declaration, and yet nothing practical is done to assuage the hunger pains that keeps them awake at night.”He also decried the inequalities prevailing in the world and the indifferent response of rich countries. “Something is seriously wrong when people risk life and limb travelling in suffocating containers to Western Europe in search of a better life. Something is wrong when many Africans traverse, on foot, the harsh, hot and hostile Sahara Desert to reach the European shores. Something is wrong when walls are built to prevent poor neighbours from entering those countries where they seek better opportunities.”The UN, he said, could make a significant difference. “Even as we face the cold reality of the indifference of the many among the rich and powerful, this Organization of the peoples of the world has continued to offer hope and the possibility of the fulfilment of the aspirations of the majority of the peoples of the world,” he said.Denis Sassou-Nguesso, President of the Republic of Congo, welcomed positive developments in Africa, including the elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and peace consolidation in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Burundi. But he called for action to support the African Union (AU) troops in Darfur, Sudan, and appealed to the country’s Government to exert all possible efforts to address “this tragedy that we see unfolding before our eyes.”He also voiced support for AU efforts to seek an enlargement of the Security Council, stressing that it must be made more representative, and its working methods must be reformed. Ghana’s President John Kufour drew attention to the scourge of small arms and light weapons, which he said had an especially devastating impact on Africa. While noting that the world is still “far from achieving” international goals for tackling the scourge, he said Ghana “welcomes the current momentum within the international community to move closer to the ultimate goal of drastically removing the menace.”President Kufour, on a more personal note, also paid tribute to his countryman, Secretary-General Kofi Annan, who this year completes his second and final five-year term at the helm of the UN. “There is no doubt that he retires with an enviable legacy of contributing immensely to shaping the destiny of this Organization and the affairs of the world,” the President said. “Ghana is proud and looks forward to receiving him historically home.” read more

Car manufacturing stable as home market outperforms exports

“Model changes and economic uncertainty in export markets have flattened UK car production, but the industry remains in a strong position with growth expected to return next year,” said Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive. “Global demand for UK automotive engineering continues to be at a high level, and manufacturing plants are seeing the benefits of significant recent investments. UK-built cars offer a vast range of technologies to lower carbon emissions and improve air quality, underlining the country’s important role in the continuing drive to reduce all emissions.” UK car manufacturing output fell by 277 units in November, with 137,347 cars produced.Year-to-date output stable at 1,419,427 units, a drop of 0.3%.Exports remain subdued in contrast to continued growth for the home market. Click through to download the UK car manufacturing news release for November 2014.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

Ohio State womens volleyball captures Maryland Invitational title moves to 51

They may be nothing quite like sweeping a mid-season tournament to keep momentum rolling for the Ohio State women’s volleyball team.OSU (5-1) took the Maryland Invitational tournament by storm, defeating both Binghamton and Seton Hall, 3-0, before clinching a tournament sweep in come-from-behind fashion by defeating Maryland, 3-2, on Saturday. While the Buckeyes swept their first two matches over the weekend, they struggled early in its third match against Maryland. The Terrapins took the first two sets, but the Buckeyes fought back and eventually won.“After the (first) game, everyone was just kind of frustrated, but we wanted to stay optimistic and be fired up,” senior outside hitter Emily Danks said. “We realized that we are in this for the long haul and that this game wasn’t over. We weren’t going to go down without a fight.”OSU coach Geoff Carlston said he understood that trailing on the road isn’t an easy obstacle to overcome. So, when his team refocused its energy in the last three sets, he said he was very proud of the way it handled adversity.“It takes a lot of energy and a lot of concentration to come back down 0-2 on the road,” Carlston said. “It’s not easy to do. I’m very, very happy for our team that we were able to come back.”Danks, senior outside hitter Mari Hole and junior defensive specialist Davionna DiSalvatore were named to the all-tournament team, with Danks being named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player.“Emily was a stud tonight, an absolute stud,” Carlston said. “Mari also played very well for us tonight. They are our senior leaders. They are the ones who we look to, who the team looks to and they’re vital. If they don’t play or keep their head up, there is no way we come back and win tonight.”Danks and Hole said they were honored by their awards, but gave most of the credit to their teammates.“Oh yeah, it was a huge honor, there were a lot of talented players at this tournament,” Danks said. “I’m so proud of this team, I can’t even tell you. I look around at every player and I wouldn’t pick anyone else to be on my team in terms of talent, leadership and work ethic.”Hole agreed.“It’s always an honor to be recognized,” Hole said. “This is a confidence booster to our team because three of us got recognized, and without our teammates, we wouldn’t have gotten this honor.”Danks had 24 kills to lead all attackers against Maryland, which is a career-best, and contributed three blocks and eight digs. Hole had 13 kills and 13 digs, as she recorded her first double-double of the season.Next weekend, the Buckeyes will compete in the Western Kentucky Tournament, where they will face in-state rival and No. 10 Dayton, along with games against IUPUI and host Western Kentucky.Hole said the team’s 5-1 start gives it confidence for its upcoming tournament and the rest of the season.“We all know that Coach scheduled a tough season because we are such a strong team,” Hole said. “So coming up with such a great start and getting this fifth win is such a confidence booster.”Danks also credited the team’s success because of the Buckeyes’ bench, which consists of sophomore middle blocker Anna Faul and freshman outside hitter Katie Mitchell.“We had great help off the bench, and they set the world on fire when they came into the game,” Danks said. “It just kind of shows how good our team is with so much depth at every position.” read more

Kristina Kristiansen to ŽRK Vardar – Gravholt is the next

Kristina Kristiansen Macedonian TOP Women’s team ŽRK Vardar have no plan to stop with signing TOP players. The next one is the Danish playmaker Kristina Kristiansen. A 25 years-old Danish NT member will leave her Team TVIS Holstebro at the end of the season in order to join ambitious Macedonian squad who want to be at the top of European handball.For that reason legendary Jan Pytlick came to Skopje as team’s advisor, but also there are speculations that Danish line-player Mette Gravholt could sign. ← Previous Story Brazilian youngstar Arthur Patrianova next three years in RK Celje PL! Next Story → SURVEY: MIZUNO overtakes Adidas as shoes brand No. 1 at Qatar 2015