Roadshow to promote air travel from India to Myanmar

first_imgKolkata: Yangon Aerodrome Company Ltd organised a one-day roadshow in Kolkata on Friday to attract more tourists from India and Bengal to Myanmar.In recent times, the inflow of tourists from India to neighbouring Myanmar is on the rise with the Myanmar government granting visas-on-arrival to Indian passport holders. “This roadshow is an important occasion for us to collaborate with our Indian counterparts and partners to develop more air routes so that more people can experience what Myanmar has to offer and vice-versa,” said Jose Angeja chief operating officer at Yangon Aerodrome Company Ltd. According to May Myat Mon Win, chairperson of Myanmar Tourism Federation in the year 2018, altogether 40,000 tourists from India went to Myanmar and in the first five months of 2019 there has been an increase of more than 6 percent in the footfall of India tourists. “We feel that the time is ripe to promote Myanmar. We are beginning with a roadshow in Kolkata and will be holding a rally to promote tourism in the month of November. We will be holding a roadshow in Mumbai in 2020,” said Mon Win. About 58,000 tourists from Myanmar visited India in 2018. Apart from classical destinations such as Yangoon, Mandalay, Bagan and Inle Lake, Myanmar Tourism Federation is also promoting nine new destinations that will enable tourists to delve deep into its hidden corners. The new destinations are Mrauk U, Lokkaw, Putao, Hsipaw, Mt. Victoria, Mergui Archipelago, Mogok, Hpaan and Kyaing Tong. The participants attending the event agreed to work jointly to promote air connectivity. The only Indian airline operating at Yangon International Airport is Air India, which operates three scheduled flight per week to and from New Delhi. Air India is planning to increase its frequency of flights from India to Myanmar. It will start twice a week operation from Mumbai to Myanmar. Yangon International Airport handled a total of 6.035 million passengers in 2018.last_img read more

The Latest Germany Brexit divorce deal is a compromise

LONDON — The Latest on Brexit, Britain’s impending departure from the European Union (all times local):12:15 p.m.Germany’s foreign minister is calling for “clear proposals” from Britain as it seeks to avoid a chaotic withdrawal from the European Union and underlining the EU’s insistence that the Brexit divorce deal rejected by British lawmakers is “already a compromise,” particularly in regards to Northern Ireland.Britain is due to leave the EU on March 29, with or without a Brexit deal. U.K. lawmakers voted last week to seek changes to the agreement but the EU is adamant that it cannot be renegotiated. How to handle the border between Northern Ireland and Ireland is one of the Brexit dilemmas.German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas tells the Funke newspaper group published Sunday that “we need clear proposals from London” and rejected a suggestion that the EU’s position is increasing the risk of a no-deal Brexit. He says “if the British want to avoid an unregulated Brexit, our offer is on the table. We negotiated a fair Brexit agreement.”___11:50 a.m.Nissan has cancelled plans to make its X-Trail SUV in the UK — a sharp blow to Brexit supporters, who had fought to have the model built in northern England.The move, first reported on Saturday by Sky News, was confirmed by the company in a letter to workers Sunday. The next generation X-Trail will instead be made in in Japan.Nissan employs about 7,000 workers in the English city of Sunderland.Nissan had previously announced plans to build the model at its plant in Sunderland after the British government sent a letter of undisclosed reassurances in 2016 after the Brexit vote about the company’s ability to compete in the future.Britain is scheduled to leave the European Union on March 29, but U.K. politicians are divided over Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit plan.The Associated Press read more

Trump Takes to Twitter to Continue US Psychological Warfare on Iran

By Dil Bola Rabat- US President Donald Trump tweeted threats to Iranian Prime Minister Hassan Rouhani on Sunday; the latest development in worsening US-Iran relations.US-Iranian relations over the course of the last century have continuously shifted, but American interference remains prominent within the predominantly Shiite Islam state. Contemporary issues stem from the recent decision enforced by the Trump administration’s withdrawing the US from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), otherwise known as the Iran Nuclear Deal coupled with the reinstatement of economic sanctions. Rouhani: ‘Do not play with the lion’s tail’The leaders of each state have taken to social media in an attempt to tackle the issue as disagreements, threats, and challenges from each side take the internet by storm. Rouhani initiated the most recent heated debate during his address to diplomats on July 22nd in Tehran. He warned the US that a war with Iran would be “the mother of all wars” while attempts to maintain “peace with Iran is the mother of all peace,” thus implying a peace agreement was not out of the question. However, the US would have to comply with a potential agreement. His next message to President Trump: “do not play with the lion’s tail, because you will regret it eternally,” clearly exhibits Iran’s position. Iran has decided to put an end to the diplomatic coercion of US leaders, who many have labelled as a bully in the global arena. Trump: ‘Never, ever threaten the United States’Trump quickly took to Twitter to respond, threaten, and, ultimately, challenge the Iranian regime the next night.  To Iranian President Rouhani: NEVER, EVER THREATEN THE UNITED STATES AGAIN OR YOU WILL SUFFER CONSEQUENCES THE LIKES OF WHICH FEW THROUGHOUT HISTORY HAVE EVER SUFFERED BEFORE. WE ARE NO LONGER A COUNTRY THAT WILL STAND FOR YOUR DEMENTED WORDS OF VIOLENCE & DEATH. BE CAUTIOUS!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 23, 2018Trump’s ferocity, encapsulated in his all-caps tirade, took Twitter and the international community by storm. Rouhani dismissed the outburst as “baseless comments and empty threats.” He added: “We should respond to them with action” rather than responding “to any nonsensical comment.” Rouhani’s statements prompted a response from Iran’s dominant military figure, the general of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).Sardar Qasem Soleimani of the IRGC was quoted Thursday, July 26, saying: “The Red Sea which was secure is no longer secure with the American presence.” Additionally, he stated the president “should know that [Iran is] a nation of martyrdom and that [they] await him,” implying Iran is prepared for a war that would “destroy all that [the US] possesses.” A brief history: How did it come to this?To understand this week’s Twitter battle, it’s necessary to understand the history of US-Iran relations.With US external interference reaching new heights during the Cold War era, the 1950s saw heavy US involvement within the Iranian government, with assistance from the UK.To assure Soviet-Iranian relations would not further, the US orchestrated a coup removing democratically-elected Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddegh in favour of Shah Reza Pahlavi. The shah subsequently became the reigning authoritarian monarch and a lackey of the US. Following the coup, Shah Pahlavi eagerly signed the Iran-United States Agreement for Cooperation Concerning Civil Uses of Atomic Energy in 1957 and the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty in 1968, thus relinquishing Iran’s ability to develop nuclear-powered weaponry. In return, the US granted mass amounts of foreign aid to Iran, consolidating the alliance. Rising tensions and conflicting ideals within government and amongst civilians resulted in the Iranian Revolution of 1979. Civilian insurrections ousted the shah and soon after prompted the return of the previously exiled Ruhollah Khomeini. The affair highlights the swift change in Iranian governance as the secular, Westernized state quickly became the first official Shiite state ruled by Sharia law. The newly-revolutionized Iranian government under Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khomeini primarily aimed to reject Western civilization, especially from the US. Diplomatic relations rapidly deteriorated as the Cold War continued and fear of nuclear warfare in the Middle East once again became the US main security concern. US retaliation came in the form of heavy economic sanctions destroying Iran’s trade ability. Not only did the US impose sanctions, it encouraged others to do the same. By stunting their economic growth, the US crippled Iran’s economy, leaving the country with no choice but to renegotiate terms. The Iran Nuclear Deal falls apartThe JCPOA, under Barack Obama’s administration, was the conclusion of formal negotiations between Iran and six major powers—the US, the UK, Russia, France, China, and Germany—in 2015.The agreement aimed to reduce the risk of nuclear proliferation by eliminating certain Iranian facilities and scientific practices that could result in Iranian acquisition of nuclear weapons. As part of the terms of the agreement, Iran granted the International Atomic Energy Commission (IAEA) the ability to periodically inspect the state, ensuring Iranian compliance. In May of 2018, the US officially withdrew from the agreement. Other parties to the deal reassured Iran that they would attempt to preserve the deal. President Donald Trump justified his withdrawal and reinstatement of sanctions by claiming the deal was “defective at its core” and further, insinuating the IAEA inspections failed to notice Iranian nuclear weapons development activity that was still taking place. Additionally, President Trump claims that if Iran considered relinquishing development of ballistic missile programs, he would be open to re-negotiating terms of the deal. Trump also said that Iranian support for the Assad government in Syria, its intervention in the Yemeni civil war, and the role of Iranian military forces in regional disputes, all informed his decision to exit the agreement. The Iranian responseWhen the US exited the deal, the Iranian currency instantly took a dive. Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei responded directly to the US president, stating Trump had “made a mistake.”Further, after President Hassan Rouhani verified Iranian attempts to salvage the deal through guarantees with remaining European powers rather than re-negotiating with the US, Khamenei stated: “I said from the first day: don’t trust America.” As Iranians set American flags on fire in front of Tehran’s parliament building, Iranian rockets based in Syria fired off at Israeli military targets. The US congressional responseThe US congressional response remains divided as ever. Indeed, most issues reaching the House provoke divisive reactions. The general Republican opposition to the Iran deal stems from “genuine distaste for the deal’s details, inherent distrust of President Obama, intense loyalty to Israel and an expansive view of the role that sanctions have played beyond preventing Iran’s nuclear activities,” according to a New York Times analysis of the affair. Democratic opinions, on the other hand, primarily argue the path of diplomacy is the only option with Iran as renegotiation is unrealistic—in the face of false accusations, Iran will reject US attempts to discuss a settlement.  Looking to the futureIn rescinding its commitments on a significant foreign policy agreement, the US has proved to be unreliable. With no foundation of possible replacements for the agreement, President Trump’s juvenile diplomatic behaviour once again comes to the forefront as he repeatedly takes to Twitter to openly threaten leaders of states. In saying that, rhetoric used within his statements mirrors prior inflammatory exchanges with North Korea, prompting the question: Are these empty threats simply a new form of US strategy in the age of social media? Or is a US-Iranian war the only way the standoff can end after the US renounced the agreement? In either case, US foreign policy has lost credibility, and Iran has even less incentive to comply with or submit to US demands, which no longer seems to be on the table.Both leaders should tread carefully over the political minefield they have created in order to avoid a worst-case scenario of a full-scale US-Iranian war which would only further destabilize the Middle Eastern region and polarize the global arena. read more

Diversity should be celebrated SecretaryGeneral tells scholars gathering

“It is time to explain that different religions, belief systems and cultural backgrounds are essential to the richness of the human experience,” he said in a message at the opening of the three-day Beijing Forum delivered by his Special Adviser Joseph Verner Reed. “And it is time to stress that our common humanity is greater – far greater – than our outward differences.” In his travels as Secretary-General, Mr. Ban said that he has encountered a common longing for peace and desire for prosperity. “But, all too often, I have discovered that people who aspire to the same things also suffer from the same prejudices,” he said. “They fear that which is different from them: the other ethnicity, the other skin colour, the other cultural or linguistic tradition, and above all, the other religion.” Meeting such as the Beijing Forum can serve as a fountain of new ideas to overcome such prejudices and foster tolerance and understanding, he noted. Mr. Ban pointed to the UN’s own efforts to bridge the divide through the UN’s Alliance of Civilization, an initiative bringing leaders, institutions and civil society to try to reduce fear and suspicion and overcome prejudices and polarizations that have emerged between Islam and the West, especially in recent years. “Together, we must seek to further the basic ideals of all the world’s major religions,” he told participants at the Forum. “We must build societies that respect individual beliefs and practices. And we must nurture communities where people of all faiths and nationalities coexist in peace.” 2 November 2007In the face of increasing intercultural and inter-religious tensions, it is necessary to remember that diversity is not a threat, but a virtue, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told a gathering of scholars in Beijing today. read more

Man arrested after pregnant woman loses baby in raciallymotivated attack outside Coop

first_imgThe woman lost her baby as a result of the attack, while the male victim suffered head injuries.Both were taken to Milton Keynes General Hospital and have since been discharged.Police had earlier released a CCTV image of a man they wanted to speak to in connection with the attack, which happened on August 6.A Thames Valley Police spokesman said: “A 37-year-old man from Milton Keynes was arrested on suspicion of racially aggravated assault and is currently in custody.”PC Richard Armitage said: “This racially aggravated assault had absolutely devastating consequences for the victim, who lost her baby as a result of the attack.”Our thoughts are with her and her family at this incredibly difficult and sad time.” This racially aggravated assault had absolutely devastating consequences for the victim, who lost her baby as a result of the attackPC Richard Armitage Police were called to the Co-op store in Water Eaton Road, Bletchley A 37-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a racially-aggravated attack on a pregnant woman who lost her baby after she was kicked to the ground.The 34-year-old woman was in the Co-op store in Bletchley, Buckinghamshire, when she was approached by a man who made racial remarks, Thames Valley Police said.She was followed to her car, where the man then hit a 40-year-old man over the head with a bag of ice and a bottle, before kicking the woman in the torso, causing her to fall to the floor, police said. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

Ronnie OSullivan suffers shock World Championship defeat to 23yearold amateur

first_img By AFP 34 Comments Subscribe Share Tweet Email2 ‘The biggest upset in the history of the World Championship!’ Amateur debutant @JamesCahill147 has knocked out the GOAT @ronnieo147 in the first round at the Crucible!— Eurosport UK (@Eurosport_UK) April 23, 2019© – AFP, 2019Subscribe to our new podcast, The42 Rugby Weekly, here: Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Ronnie O’Sullivan suffers shock World Championship defeat to 23-year-old amateur A stunning victory for James Cahill is being labelled the biggest upset in the history of the World Championship. Tuesday 23 Apr 2019, 1:37 PM Ronnie O’Sullivan and James Cahill pictured during their first-round match at the 2019 World Championship. Source: PA Wire/PA ImagesSNOOKER GREAT RONNIE O’Sullivan suffered a stunning defeat when he was beaten by amateur James Cahill in the first round of the World Championship this afternoon.In one of the biggest upsets in snooker history, Cahill beat five-time world champion O’Sullivan 10-8 at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield. Not since 2003 had O’Sullivan lost in the first round of the World Championship.O’Sullivan, the current world number one, had been in fine form heading into the World Championship after winning five tournaments this season, compiling his 1,000th career century en route to victory in the Players Championship.But that did not stop Cahill establishing a 5-4 overnight lead which the 23-year-old extended to 8-5 when the match resumed today.O’Sullivan pulled back to 8-8 with the aid of breaks of 104 and 89. But the ‘Rocket’ missed a chance to take the 17th frame, leaving Cahill 9-8 in front.O’Sullivan also had the opportunity to take the match to a final-frame decider, but the 43-year-old inadvertently potted a red when breaking the pack open from the blue.Cahill made the most of an unexpected chance by holding his nerve with a break of 53 that saw him to a memorable win and into a second-round match against Scotland’s Stephen Maguire.  Apr 23rd 2019, 12:59 PM Short URL 55,032 Views last_img read more

Mort subite du nourrisson 5 fois plus de risques chez les bébés

first_imgMort subite du nourrisson : 5 fois plus de risques chez les bébés dormant avec leurs parentsSelon une nouvelle étude britannique, le risque de mort subite du nourrisson est cinq fois plus élevé chez les nourrissons qui partagent le lit avec leurs parents.Il peut arriver que des parents partagent leur lit avec leur nouveau-né, notamment pour pouvoir plus facilement l’allaiter au cours de la nuit. Or Une étude britannique qui s’est intéressée à la chose estime pourtant que ce comportement multiplie par cinq le risque de mort subite du nourrisson. Et cela indépendamment de la présence d’une couverture ou du tabagisme des parents comme on pouvait le penser (néanmoins, le tabagisme des parents rend le bébé plus fragile, de même qu’une naissance prématurée et un faible poids de naissance).Les chercheurs de la London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine sont arrivés à cette conclusion après avoir mené une méta-analyse s’intéressant à 19 études ayant porté sur la mort subite du nourrisson, soit 1.472 cas en tout. Les résultats révèlent que 22 % des décès recensés sont survenus dans des familles où l’on pratiquait le “co-dodo” ou “cosleeping”. Des drames évitables ? De plus, selon les auteurs, 88 % de ces morts subites auraient “probablement” été évitées si les enfants avaient été couchés dans leur berceau. Comme l’explique le Dr Inge Harrewijn, pédiatre au centre de référence sur la mort inattendue du nourrisson de Montpellier, “ce risque était déjà connu des spécialistes mais pour la première fois, elle le quantifie de façon précise et indépendante. Cela nous donne un argument supplémentaire pour convaincre les jeunes mamans, ou les jeunes parents, qui veulent dormir avec leur nourrisson, soit par commodité ou pour calmer d’éventuelles angoisses”.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?La chose est d’importance puisqu’on recense 250 morts subites du nourrisson chaque année en France. Ces décès prématurés concernent les nourrissons de moins de 6 mois, notamment entre deux et quatre mois. Mais “on estime que 100 à 150 décès pourraient être évités”, indique le Dr Harrewijn. Elle rappelle qu’en 1994 “une campagne nationale d’information avait permis de faire chuter [le taux de morts subites] de 75 % ! Depuis, il n’y a pas eu de communication, or nous constatons qu’un problème de couchage est mentionné dans 46 % des décès”. Le même lit non, mais la même pièce oui ! Il faut toutefois préciser que si dormir dans le même lit que son bébé peut être dangereux, en revanche, partager la même pièce que lui est plutôt une bonne chose. “Nous le conseillons environs jusqu’à 6 mois, explique le Dr Inge Harrewijn. Après, c’est moins profitable pour l’enfant et pour les parents”. Des règles simples doivent simplement être observées : le bébé peut être couché sur le dos (les risques de morts prématurés sont plus importants chez ceux couchés sur le ventre), dans sa gigoteuse, de préférence sur un matelas ferme et dans un lit à barreaux sans coussin, drap, couette, cale-bébé ou tour de lit. Par ailleurs, l’idéal est de laisser l’air circuler correctement dans la pièce et de maintenir la température de la chambre autour de 19°C. Il semble en effet que les infections pulmonaires jouent un rôle dans les morts subites, celles-ci étant plus nombreuses en hiver.Le 22 mai 2013 à 14:20 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

91 WWE RAW remains among the top 25 shows on cable

first_img WWE RAW Preview: King of the Ring Final Match, Fallout from WWE Clash of Champions Twitter Wrestleview Weekly: Predictions for tonight’s Clash of Champions event in Charlotte Pinterest WhatsApp The 9/1 WWE RAW once again ranked among the top 25 shows on cable for the week ending 9/7/14. The show came in at No. 5, No. 6 and No. 7. The show, which drew a 2.88 cable rating with an average audience of 3.97 million viewers, came in at No. 4, No. 5 and No. 8 last week.Source: TVbythenumbers.comcenter_img WWE Draft confirmed to be taking place as a two-night event starting on October 11 Facebook Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+last_img read more

Details on script rewrites for 922 WWE RAW in Memphis

first_img Videos Articles Facebook Twitter John Cena Says WWE Doesn`t Need Him This week’s 9/22 WWE RAW taping in Memphis was described as being “far more crazy than usual” per a new report by Dave Meltzer. Vince McMahon reportedly decided to rewrite the entire show a little over an hour before it was going live on the USA Network. The script still wasn’t finish when they went live. WWE had originally advertised Randy Orton vs. Dean Ambrose earlier in the day and dropped those plans in favor of having John Cena vs. Randy Orton close the show and have Ambrose face Kane.Source: The Wrestling Observer NewsletterRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Lists The Shields Top 10 WinsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:02Loaded: 100.00%0:02Remaining Time -0:28 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list WhatsApp Shawn Michaels Chad Gable advances to the finals of the King of the Ring to be held on this Monday’s RAW Seth Rollins Now Playing Up Next WWE Superstar John Cena announced as part of cast for Suicide Squad Sequel Videos Articles WWE Lists The Shields Top 10 Wins Google+center_img Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next Pinterest Ronda Rousey Now Playing Up Next Becky Lynch `WWE 24` Documentary Premier Date Announced Now Playing Up Next Celebrity Shortlist: Top 3 Actors You Didn’t Know Could Rap Videos Articles WWE RAW Preview: King of the Ring Final Match, Fallout from WWE Clash of Champions Vin Diesel and John Cena share ‘intense’ scene Now Playing Up Nextlast_img

Breast cancer patient survivor The Columbian wants to hear your stories

first_imgFor the loved ones of a breast cancer patient, it can be hard to know how to help.The Columbian is looking for breast cancer patients and survivors to share stories about family, friends, health providers or even strangers who offered support through their diagnosis and treatment. What helped? What didn’t? Most importantly: How can the people surrounding a breast cancer patient be of service?Submissions of 250 words or less should be sent to Calley Hair at by Sept. 7. Please include your name, city of residence and information about your breast cancer diagnosis.last_img read more

Go Ready equips students for learning

first_imgThe halls and lunchroom of Hudson’s Bay High School were bustling Wednesday, filled with eager kids and smiling adults.Don’t fret over your calendar. You’ve still got about two weeks before students are back in school. But Vancouver Public Schools is working to make sure that when that day comes, students “Go Ready!”The school district hosted its fifth annual back-to-school fair, a blowout event attracting thousands of families. The “Go Ready!” event mixes a resource fair with a medical clinic and adds a dash of shopping center to round out the experience. Students picked out clothes, got a haircut, caught up on their immunizations and had their ears, teeth and vision checked — all for free. Parents perused booths staffed by nonprofit organizations such as Lifeline Connections, Partners in Careers and the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, learning about social services, job opportunities and after-school programs.And because it’s still summer, at least for a little longer, there were free hot dogs and ice cream.Jan Redding, the district’s director of public engagement, said it’s a break from the chaos of back-to-school season for families, and a reliable place to find most necessities for the season.“They’re coming for the basic needs for their kids,” Redding said as hundreds of families milled around. “It takes a lot of anxiety out of being ready for the first day.”Take Ashley Tarkong, for example. The Vancouver mom took a brief respite from her 7-year-old son’s high energy to play a few rounds of a game on her phone. Her son, Kannon Davis, who is going into second grade, played nearby as the pair waited for him to get a haircut. Just a little off the top, said Tarkong, running her fingers through her son’s curls.last_img read more

Tipped tractortrailer blocks I5 onramp in Ridgefield

first_imgA tractor-trailer hauling an excavator tipped over Tuesday morning on the state Highway 502 onramp to southbound Interstate 5 in Ridgefield.The Washington State Department of Transportation reported the single-vehicle crash around 5:30 a.m. The agency said about 15 minutes later on Twitter that the right lane of southbound I-5 was also blocked to traffic.Traffic maps showed vehicles backed up to at least Pioneer Street on the freeway.Washington State Patrol Trooper Will Finn, who posted photos of the crash on social media, advised drivers coming from Battle Ground to use Northeast 10th Avenue as a detour.The roads were shut down for several hours. Shortly before 8 a.m., WSDOT said the crash had been cleared from the ramp. However, Finn said access would remain closed for some time as the wreckage required a massive team to clean up.Other Tuesday morning traffic snarls included a wreck on southbound Interstate 205 near the Oregon state line, which blocked the left lane, causing a 3-mile backup. WSDOT reported the crash shortly before 7 a.m.The I-205 crash was declared cleared in about an hour but not before it resulted in significant delays and stalled at least one bus route.last_img read more

Portlandarea paramedics learning selfdefense to cope with new threat the public

first_imgPORTLAND — Tifphany Hofstetter was terrified as she stood with her co-worker in March and watched their patient drive off with their ambulance in Southeast Portland.Police had summoned the two paramedics to bring the man to a hospital because he was in an apparent mental health crisis and refused to let officers take him, Hofstetter said.She and her partner helped the man into the ambulance and drove toward the hospital. But the man became paranoid, freed himself from his seatbelts and yelled within inches of her face, she said. She fled out the side door. Her partner, who was driving, escaped soon after the man crawled through the passageway to the front of the vehicle. He drove off, crashing into several vehicles before being stopped by police.Although Hofstetter and her partner weren’t injured, colleagues have been in recent months while on duty in Portland. The week before the man drove off with the pair’s ambulance, a different man climbed into an ambulance stopped in downtown Portland and cut, choked and bit a paramedic. In August, two paramedics reported being attacked in North Portland by a woman they were aiding and a man who knew her. One paramedic was punched in the face and the other hit with pepper spray.“On a regular basis we encounter people that become violent or unpredictable,” said Hofstetter, a lead paramedic who has worked in Multnomah County for 13 years. “It’s becoming more and more of a concern on a daily basis that we get to go home unscathed.”last_img read more

Neymar has a bittersweet return for PSG vs Rennes

first_imgThe Coupe de France final marked Neymar’s return vs Rennes but he lost the match from the spot after a thrilling match. Mbappe got sent-off for PSG.Neymar was coming from another long period of absence due to a new injury at PSG and the Coupe de France final vs Rennes was the ideal comeback moment.Things initially seemed like they were going perfectly well for the Brazilian star as he set up Daniel Alves for PSG’s first goal and scored a beauty himself.The French giants appeared to have everything under control during the first half of the game, but then everything went sideways during the second half.The first goal from PSG came early in the first half through another one of those previously practiced corner-kicks by Neymar.Dani Alves waited for the long pass in the outskirts of the box and delivered a beautiful volley to the back of the net.This goal made everybody believe that Alves would earn his right to become the first player ever to win 40 titles during his career, but it was too early to assume anything.Neymar also dropped a great moment of brilliance before the half hour of the match came to pass, as he dinked the ball over the goalkeeper right after an assist from Di Maria.Paris Saint-Germain seemed to have things pretty much covered but they weren’t expecting what would happen during the second half of the game.GOOOOOOLAAZO, another stunning goal as Neymar Jr with a chip finish past Koubek. 🔥#PSGSRFC— Swype Sports ™ (@SwypeSports) April 27, 2019Before the half-time whistle, things started to get distorted for PSG as Kimpembe scored an own goal with a deviated header.The French giants felt this was a terrible mistake but they still felt confident with their odds coming into the second half.The match really took a wild turn after Mexer scored a header for Rennes when Grenier sent him a perfect cross from the left flank.Stade Rennais was actually pulling it off against PSG.The scenes of Gianluigi Buffon suffering from the sidelines were absolutely impressive, he couldn’t believe what was happening.Rennes had suddenly gotten themselves back in the game and they really earned their right to at least take the match into extra time.Those final 30 minutes of the game were the moments in which PSG truly lost the match, something happened that nobody expected.Opinion: Neymar needs to apologize to PSG’s supporters Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 After such a dramatic summer during the transfer window, Neymar truly needs to apologize to all the PSG supporters this weekend.When Neymar finished last…A player who was expected to make a triumphant appearance actually let the whole team down during a moment of frustration.Neymar wasn’t able to help his teammates any more than he already did, but he wasn’t the only player who was expected to bring in the big guns to the fight.You all know which player we are talking about, it’s basically his fault that PSG lost this final.El PSG perdió su la final de la copa de Francia y Mbappe haciendo esto. Si sigue así, se convertirá en su propio ídolo.— Sembouz (@Sembouz) April 27, 2019Kylian Mbappe’s moment of weaknessYou might be asking yourselves why we hadn’t mentioned Kylian Mbappe until this moment, perhaps he didn’t play the match.But he did play throughout pretty much the whole game and even during extra time, the problem is that he simply wasn’t having his day.Mbappe got frustrated with several attempts during the whole match and he didn’t score the goal that was expected from him.He was one of the players who people hoped could score a penalty from the spot during the shootout, but he went and got himself sent off in the most immature way.Just two minutes before the match ended during extra time, Mbappe made an irresponsible tackle with his studs first on Damien Da Silva’s knee.These types of violent actions should always be punished with not only a red card but also a hefty sanction of some kind.The ref immediately sent him out of the game and Mbappe completely missed the chance to help his teammates in the shootout.People could blame Nkunku for missing PSG’s last penalty but Mbappe is the real culprit of this unexpected defeat.Rennes celebrated this trophy for the third time in its history, they hadn’t won it since the ’70s. Kudos to Stade Rennais for getting this win.[@coupedefrance] 🏆Elle est à nous ! 😍—#CDF#SRFCPSG#AllezRennes#ToutDonner 💪🔴⚫— Stade Rennais F.C. (@staderennais) April 27, 2019What did you think about this shocking Coupe de France final between PSG and Stade Rennais? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

Arsenal clinch Womens Super League title after seven years

first_imgThe Gunners women team trashed Brighton and Hove Albion 4-0 today to win the Super League title today at the Amex Stadium.Goals by Vivianne Miedema, Katie McCabe, Beth Mead, and Danielle van de Donk, helped Arsenal Women FC to clinch their first Women’s Super League title in seven years after defeating Brighton and Hove Albion 4-0.The championship comes one week before the end of the 11-team tournament in England.The Gunners Ladies have 51 points, four more than second-place Manchester City. Arsenal has won 14 matches, drawn five and lost twice.“It’s an amazing achievement to win the league title after that long, and doing so in the way we did it was very pleasing,” Arsenal boss Joe Montemurro told The Daily Mail.“I’m already thinking about what’s to come to be honest and creating a base on which to build on.”The last time the Gunners Ladies won the competition was in 2012, after winning it in 2011 too.This is the third title they have lifted since the creation of the Women’s Super League, becoming the team with most wins in history.Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.He added: “Man City and Chelsea have set the bar over the past three or four years and Arsenal need to be at that level.”“We put some strategies and long-term planning in when I arrived and I’m happy that the title has come a little earlier than I thought.”Arsenal will play their last game of the 2018-2019 at home on May 11th, when the ladies host Manchester City.That feeling when you’ve been made to wait seven years……and it’s finally over 🙌— Arsenal Women (@ArsenalWFC) April 28, 2019last_img read more

Barnes on how Watford can upset Man City

first_imgLiverpool and Watford legend John Barnes has revealed how Javi Gracia’s men can become the fifth side to upset Manchester City in this season’s FA Cup final at Wembley this Saturday.The Hornets will be facing one of their toughest challenges in recent times as they battle to overcome a formidable Man City side fresh from winning the Premier League title.Speaking on behalf of BT Sport, former Watford player John Barnes told JOE the Hornets can emulate the inspired performance of the Foxes at the Etihad.“It’s a one-off so anything can happen,” Barnes said.“Obviously Manchester City are overwhelming favourites, but if you look at the way Watford play, and you look at the way Leicester played against Manchester City whereby they had one up front and five in midfield, defended in numbers, defended deep, didn’t push too far forward, it took a fantastic shot from Vincent Kompany to win.“I think that’s the way Watford have to approach the game and look to set pieces to maybe cause an upset,” Barnes explained.Barnes went on to caveat this by acknowledging that City are huge favourites, dismissing any talk of complacency.Alexis Sanchez5 footballers who moved into music & DJ’ing Jozef Fabian – September 6, 2019 Have a look at some footballers who swapped their football boots for a DJ Turntable, DJ Mixer, and microphone!John Barnes believes Watford can take inspiration from Leicester’s valiant performance at the Etihad in the FA Cup final this weekend | @ReubenPinder— FootballJOE (@FootballJOE) May 17, 2019“Manchester City are overall favourites and they’re playing with a lot of confidence, they won’t play with complacency because will not let them get complacent,” he said.“They can create history by being the first team in England to do so. So I expect Manchester City to win but anything can happen.”A win for Man City will see them complete a historic domestic treble for the first time in the club’s history.last_img read more

Neymar denies rape allegations made against him

first_imgNeymar has spoken for the first time to deny allegations that he sexually assaulted an unnamed woman in a Paris hotel.On May 31, the alleged victim filed an official police report against Neymar in Sao Paulo accusing him of raping her in France. The station she visited is known to specialise in defending women.The document stated that the woman and Neymar met on the social media platform Instagram. They exchanged messages before the Paris Saint-Germain star arranged for her to visit him in France.After being set-up with five-star accommodation in the Sofitel Paris Arc Du Triomphe hotel, the women met a drunken Neymar in person at 20:00 (CET) on May 15.It was then the former Barcelona forward allegedly “became aggressive” and had non-consensual sex with her.Initially, the victim was too emotionally shaken to file a complaint against Neymar upon returning to Brazil two days later.Now the Brazilian himself has denied any wrongdoing for the first time.“I’m being charged with rape,” said Neymar on an Instagram video.“It is a heavy word, something very strong, but it is what is happening at the moment. I was taken by surprise. It was bad and sad to hear that. [Anyone] who knows me, knows my character and my nature, [knows I] would never do anything like that.TERESOPOLIS, BRAZIL – MAY 28: Neymar Jr reacts during a training session of the Brazilian national football team at the squad’s Granja Comary training complex on May 28, 2019 in Teresopolis, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)“I was exposed to this and I am here to face the situation because any news with my name causes a lot of noise and everybody keeps wanting me to answer.“What happened was totally the opposite of what was said. I am upset.“But from now on I will expose everything, all the conversations I had with this girl, all our intimate moments.This will need to be exposed to prove that nothing happened. Then after this video you will see all the messages and everything that happened that day and the other day.Opinion: Neymar needs to apologize to PSG’s supporters Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 After such a dramatic summer during the transfer window, Neymar truly needs to apologize to all the PSG supporters this weekend.When Neymar finished last…“Because what happened on the first day was a relationship between man and woman, in a private room, something that happens between all couples, and the next day nothing much happened.“We kept exchanging messages and she asked me for a gift for her son, that I was going to give, and I was taken by surprise because of this.”Neymar’s father has already suggested the whole thing was “a trap” and insists he has evidence to prove his son’s innocence.The player himself showed the messages he had exchanged with the woman.Neymar playing no games lmao he dropped the conversations he had with the girl 😂— R. (@RakaelAlvarez) June 2, 2019The star added: “I have to prove something that is sincere and true. I am very sincere and fond of the truth, and if I must expose the things that happen, I will expose them.“I think now is the right time for everyone to know what happened, it is bad to put myself in this situation that is very sad.“It is very bad to know that the world is like this, that there are people who want to extort other people, it is really sad and painful. But since I am in this situation, I am here explaining to you.“I hope justice sees these messages and what actually happened.“It is with sadness and heartache that I make this video, that I explain it all, a complicated situation for me and my family.“And I apologise to my family, I was induced in this. It was a trap, and I ended up falling in it, and I will take this as a lesson from now on. Thank you.”TERESOPOLIS, BRAZIL – JUNE 01: Neymar Jr looks onduring a training session of the Brazilian national football team at the squad’s Granja Comary training complex on June 01, 2019 in Teresopolis, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)last_img read more

Harry Kane dreams of playing in the NFL dashed by Hall

first_imgMorten Andersen says that it would be very difficult for Harry Kane to become a professional NFL player once he stops playing football. Harry Kane is a well-known NFL fan and is also the ambassador of the NFL academy in the UK. The game is in its infancy in England but the Tottenham striker has always harboured ambitions of playing the game one day as a kicker.“It’s something that in 10 or 12 years I definitely want to try,” he said.However, it appears that Harry Kane might never be able to play in the NFL or witness the Super Bowl as a player. According to NFL Hall of Famers Morten Andersen, the England international has no chance of playing in the US.While speaking to Bet ‘o Clock, the NFL legend said that Harry Kane wanting to play in the league is like him trying to take set-pieces for Manchester United.“For Harry Kane to become an NFL kicker, it’s not going to happen,” the Hall of Famer said.“Not to burst the bubble, as I would love to work with him. If I could have him for a month to train him to see how it goes.wayne rooney, harry kane, englandReport: Rooney talks Engalnd Kane and Guardiola George Patchias – September 12, 2019 Wayne Rooney has spoken of his England record, Harry Kane smashing it and Pep Guardiola for England.In an interview on his Wayne Rooney podcast…“But it’s like me becoming a specialist free-kick taker for Man United.“You need to be successful on 80% of your kicks in the NFL, and it’s not easy.“If Harry’s not going to make eight out of 10 kicks, it’s not going to happen. There’s a large number of guys hoping to make it as an NFL kicker.And the environment in an NFL game is also different with players dissing one another constantly.“Not only being able to deliver the ball, but you’re facing 11 guys across the line of scrimmage. They’re going to snort, spit and call him names to try and stop him.“You have to deliver from snap to kick in 1.2s – 1.5s through a target that is 16 feet 8 inches, and 10 feet above the crowd. Not forgetting the millions of people watching in the stands. Doesn’t it sound a bit ridiculous?”Clearly, Harry Kane is not going to cut it as an NFL player.last_img read more

Fernandes picks right up where he left off last season

first_imgBruno Fernandes has continued the form he showed the last season was no fluke as he is in red hot form already this season.According to The Sun, the Portuguese international had three assists in one game for Sporting CP’s 3-1 victory over Portimonense.This was the transfer that just never happened.There was talk of a deal close to being agreed with Manchester United. Then there was the done deal with Tottenham Hotspur, that never came to a conclusion.There are still rumours involving several cubs from Italy. There is even a possible last resort signing from Real Madrid of they don’t get anyone else.The 2018/19 season was miraculous, unbelievable and phenomenal for central midfielder Bruno Fernandes.They read, played 53, scored 32 and 18 assists.There was so much speculation, surrounding the player, yet also so many question marks.Was it a one-off, or could he do it again?Was it because the Portuguese league is so weak and could it be done in a top European league?These are valid questions, that remain unanswered. Obviously, the latter can only be addressed if he makes a move to the bigger leagues.However, he hs already started to answer the first.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.The 24-year-old has played four games so far, scored one and has four assists.To give you an idea of the magnitude of his achievements, he has more assist in his last game alone (3), than Manchester United’s Jessie Lingard has had is his last 37 games.Obviously, there is no chance of a summer move to the English Premier League.The likes of Pochettino and Solskjaer may be kicking themselves after their indifferent starts to the season.But there is still a chance of one of Europes Elite to come calling.If he continues this kind of form going forward. Surely it is only a matter of time before someone takes a chance on signing him.The only stumbling block seems to be Sporting’s valuation of 64 million Euros.That will surely only increase if he has a season like last year. 64 million may prove to a bargain as Sporting will only want more if the player proves last season as no fluke.Today, Bruno Fernandes had more assists (3) in 90 minutes than Jesse Lingard has had in his last 37 games.— UtdArena. (@utdarena) August 25, 2019last_img read more

John Obi Mikel wants to leave Middlesbrough

first_imgThe English Championship club failed to qualify to the Premier League, and the player has revealed he has offers from other teams.Nigerian midfielder John Obi Mikel joined Middlesbrough in January with the objective to get promoted to the English Premier League.But the Championship side failed to qualify to the English top-flight, which has made midfielder John Obi Mikel to revaluate his career.“I don’t know, you can never say never. My contract ends and that’s why I’m saying ‘they’ (about Boro),” he told Goal.“If there’s a conversation, OK, fine. It’s a great club, they will find the right players and make sure next season they are in the playoff or automatic promotion.”“We’ll see what happens. We’ll have a conversation with my people and see what comes up. I have a few options here and there, there’s a lot of options, you always have to pick the right one and the way you play and what you want to achieve,” he added.Danny CowleyCowley explains why he changed his mind about Huddersfield Manuel R. Medina – September 9, 2019 Last week Danny Cowley rejected the chance to coach Huddersfield Town in the English Championship, but today he accepted saying it was a good opportunity.“I still want to win trophies, I’ll go somewhere where the players, the team, the fans, the staff, want to win.”“We just weren’t good enough when we lost six games in a row, that just wasn’t good enough,” he continued.“We went through a bad spell and that is what put us where we are today.”“It’s a tough one. Yes, I think the players, there’s a lot of good players, we could have with the players we have. I thought we had the players to do it. This club is a big club, next year they will be there or thereabouts again,” he said.“They are not far away. They have good players and a good dressing room. They just need a few bits here and there. They have good players, a great manager. The manager has been fantastic for me.”last_img read more