IPL season 4 table Player Bought by Price in Rs Former team 1 2Faf du PlessisIPL Chennai$120,000– 3Chris LynnIPL Hyderabad$20,000– 4Nuwan PradeepIPL Bangalore$20,000– 5Rilee RossouwIPL Bangalore$20,000– 6George BaileyIPL Chennai$50,000IPL Chennai 7Alfonso ThomasIPL Pune$100,000– 8James PattinsonIPL Hyderabad $100,000– 9Jerome TaylorIPL Pune $100,000IPL Punjab 10Johan van der WathIPL Bangalore $50,000– 11Pankaj SinghIPL Rajasthan $95,000IPL Bangalore 12John HastingsIPL Kochi $20,000– 13Andrew McDonaldIPL Delhi $80,000IPL Delhi 14Mitchell MarshIPL Pune$290,000IPL Hyderabad15Ryan ten DoeschateIPL Kolkata$150,000– 16Michael KlingerIPL Kochi$75,000– 17Owais ShahIPL Kochi$200,000IPL Delhi 18Suraj RandivIPL Chennai$80,000– 19Sudeep TyagiIPL Chennai$240,000IPL Chennai 20Nuwan KulasekaraIPL Chennai $100,000– 21Abhimanyu MithunIPL Bangalore $260,000IPL Bangalore 22Wayne ParnellIPL Pune $160,000IPL Delhi 23Joginder SharmaIPL Chennai $150,000IPL Chennai 24Manpreet GonyIPL Hyderabad $290,000IPL Chennai 25Jaidev UnadkatIPL Kolkata $250,000IPL Kolkata 26Ben HilfenhausIPL Chennai$100,000 — 27Scott StyrisIPL Chennai$200,000 IPL Hyderabad 28Venugopal RaoIPL Delhi$700,000IPL Hyderabad 29Luke PomersbachIPL Bangalore$50,000IPL Punjab 30Steve O’ KeefeIPL Kochi$20,000 — 31Roelof Van der MerweIPL Delhi $50,000 IPL Bangalore 32Laxmipathy BalajiIPL Kolkata$500,000IPL Chennai 33Clint McKayIPL Mumbai$110,000– 34Umesh YadavIPL Delhi$750,000IPL Delhi 35Shaun TaitIPL Rajasthan$300,000 IPL Rajasthan 36Munaf PatelIPL Mumbai$700,000IPL Rajasthan 37Ashok DindaIPL Delhi$375,000IPL Kolkata 38Vinay KumarIPL Kochi$475,000IPL Bangalore 39Charl LangeveldtIPL Bangalore$140,000IPL Kolkata 40Ajit AgarkarIPL Delhi$210,000IPL Kolkata 41Thissara PereraIPL Kochi$80,000IPL Chennai 42Daniel ChristianIPL Hyderabad$900,000– 43Matthew WadeIPL Delhi$100,000–advertisement
India’s Rio Paralympic Gold medallist Mariyappan Thangavelu has denied reports of donating money to his school in Tamil Nadu. (Mariyappan Thangavelu to donate Rs 30 lakh to his school)Media reports on Monday claimed that Thangavelu will be donating Rs 30 Lakh, part of the prize money he won after his feat, to the government school where studied.#RioParalympics gold-medallist Mariyappan Thangavelu donates Rs 30 lakh from the prize money to his govt school. ANI (@ANI_news) September 12, 2016However, Thangavelu has denied all such rumours.”I have a few plans in place for my school. But I didn’t say that I would donate 30 lakh. That’s all I can say for now,” Thangavelu was quoted as saying by The Times of India. (Mariyappan Thangavelu overcomes lack of funding to win Paralympics Gold)Thangavelu, who hails from Periyavadagampatti village in Salem district of Tamil Nadu, became only the third Indian ever to clinch a Gold medal in the Paralympics.Thangavelu grabbed Gold in men’s T42 high jump on September 9 in the Rio Paralympics with an impressive leap of 1.89 metres.The T-42 classification is for athletes with lower limb deficiency, leg length difference, impaired muscle power or impaired range of movement.Soon after, the Tamil Nadu had announced a cash reward of Rs 2 crore for the athlete. Thangavelu will also receive a sum of Rs 75 lakh from the Sports Ministry.
Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic retained the top spot with 12.900 points in the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) rankings released on Monday.Djokovic lost 640 points after he was defeated by Spain’s Roberto Bautista in the Shanghai Masters’ semi-final clash.Scotish player Andy Murray garnered 640 points after winning Shanghai Masters on Sunday to be at second spot with 10.485 points. (Also read: Andy Murray beats Roberto Bautista Agut to win third Shanghai Masters title)Canadian Milos Raonic jumped to the fourth spot with 4.690 points, leaving Japanese Kei Nishikori in the fifth place with 4.650 points.The current ATP rankings and point scores are as follows:1. Novak Djokovic (Serbia) 12.900 points2. Andy Murray (Scotland) 10.485 points3. Stan Wawrinka (Switzerland) 5.820 points4. Milos Raonic (Canada) 4.690 points5. Kei Nishikori (Japan) 4.650 points6. Rafael Nadal (Spain) 4.380 points7. Gael Monfils (France) 3.815 points8. Roger Federer (Switzerland) 3.720 points9. Tomas Berdych (Czech) 3.300 points10. Dominic Thiem (Austria) 3.250. points
Southampton boss Hasenhuttl talks Adams, Ings formby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl says Che Adams retains his confidence.Adams appears to be suffering a slight loss of belief as his wait to open his Saints account continues. Hasenhuttl said, “He also tried to help the team and was working hard but still he is not getting the goal so far but I think it will come.” On Danny Ings after his brace in the Carabao Cup win against Portsmouth.“It’s important for every striker if you score,” said Hasenhuttl of Ings.“He is fit now and he showed he can help us massively and I am very happy for him.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Next Premier League round-up: Liverpool stay top with club-record win, Manchester City hot in pursuitWhile Liverpool clinched a 3-0 win at Burnley to pick up 13th successive league win, Manchester City thrashed Brighton 4-0 on Saturday wherein Leicester City continued their fine start to the new season.advertisement Reuters LondonSeptember 1, 2019UPDATED: September 1, 2019 09:46 IST Premier League: Liverpool have made a strong start to the new season (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSLiverpool clinch 13th straight Premier League winLeicester City defeated Bournemouth 3-1Chelsea were held 2-2 at home by Sheffield UnitedLiverpool’s perfect start to the season continued with a 3-0 win at Burnley, a club-record 13th successive Premier League victory that quickly displaced Manchester City, 4-0 conquerors of Brighton & Hove Albion, at the top of the table.After four games, last season’s top two have broken clear of the pack although this time it is Jurgen Klopp’s side two points ahead as they go into the international break.On a day of several VAR controversies as English football continues to grapple with the new technology, Leicester City emerged as the nearest pursuers after beating Bournemouth 3-1 but there was more frustration for Manchester United and Chelsea, who were held by Southampton and Sheffield United respectively. West Ham United and Crystal Palace both won.At Turf Moor, Liverpool took the lead on 33 minutes when Trent Alexander-Arnold’s cross looped off Chris Wood’s head into the far corner of the net, with Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino also scoring in another impressive performance.The club’s previous record run was set between April and October 1990, when the team was managed by Kenny Dalglish.City’s win was even more emphatic and never in doubt from the moment Kevin de Bruyne put them ahead in the second minute. With Sergio Aguero scoring twice to keep up his record of scoring in each of City’s four league games and substitute Bernardo Silva netting with his second touch, it was business as usual for City, who lost French defender Aymeric Laporte with what looked like a serious knee injury.advertisement”It doesn’t look good,” said Pep Guardiola.Frustration for Manchester United and ChelseaUnited failed to take advantage of their numerical superiority at Southampton where the home side played the final 17 minutes with 10 men after defender Kevin Danso was sent off for a second yellow card.Although United took the lead through Daniel James, who registered his third league goal of the season with a fine strike, Danish centre back Jannik Vestergaard headed the equaliser on 58 minutes.Southampton then held firm to frustrate the visitors under manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who said two points from their last three games represented “a dip in results but not form”.The Norwegian also rejected suggestions Paul Pogba could leave the club before Monday’s European transfer deadline.”Paul Pogba will be playing for us,” he said.Leicester City continue fine start to seasonThird-placed Leicester continued their excellent start to the season with a 3-1 win over Bournemouth, with Jamie Vardy involved in all the home team’s goals.The striker scored twice and made a third for Youri Tielemans to complete a memorable week in which it was announced his wife is pregnant for the fifth time.Bournemouth felt Tielemans should have been red carded for a foul on Callum Wilson, a challenge that VAR considered but chose not to intervene on even though Wilson said he felt Tielemans almost ‘broke my ankle’.There was more controversy at Selhurst Park where referee Kevin Friend disallowed a late equaliser for alleged simulation by Jack Grealish.The decision enraged Villa manager Dean Smith who questioned why VAR did not step in, and Norwich manager Daniel Farke was also unhappy about non-intervention after a challenge on his defender Christoph Zimmermann did not receive a red card in the 2-0 defeat at West Ham.”This is a game where VAR didn’t work,” he said.Chelsea manager Frank Lampard looked close to securing his first home win of the season after Tammy Abraham scored twice in the first half but the promoted visitors showed plenty of fight to snatch a point with a strike from Callum Robinson and a late own goal from Kurt Zouma.Bottom side Watford, who had lost their first three games, eased some of the pressure on manager Javi Gracia by scraping a point in the 1-1 draw at Newcastle United.Also See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. 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Prime Minister Andrew Holness this morning extended deepest condolences to the families, loved ones and colleagues of the victims of an Ethiopian Airlines jetliner that crashed in Addis Abbaba on Sunday.All 157 people aboard, from more than 35 different countries, perished in the tragedy.“This is a tragedy of immense scale that is impacting so many families all over the world. Jamaica holds these families in our prayers. This is an international tragedy”.The Prime Minister expressed Jamaica’s particular support and sympathies to the governments and people of Ethiopia and Kenya noting that the flight was hosted from and destined towards each of those two sister countries respectively.The Prime Minister also stated that there was no indication that any Jamaicans were affected.
He pointed out that Jamaica has not had a purpose-built designed Parliament building in the 52 years of its political Independence, noting that the current building was originally a municipal building. The competition was officially launched on Thursday (May 17), by Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, during a ceremony at the National Heroes Park in downtown Kingston, where the new building is to be located. Registered Jamaican architects locally and in the diaspora have the opportunity to win up to $7 million in the Houses of Parliament Design Competition. Story Highlights Registered Jamaican architects locally and in the diaspora have the opportunity to win up to $7 million in the Houses of Parliament Design Competition.The competition was officially launched on Thursday (May 17), by Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, during a ceremony at the National Heroes Park in downtown Kingston, where the new building is to be located.Mr. Holness said the launch is significant, as this is the furthest the vision for a new sovereign building has reached in over 50 years.He pointed out that Jamaica has not had a purpose-built designed Parliament building in the 52 years of its political Independence, noting that the current building was originally a municipal building.“Gordon House was always a temporary House of Parliament. Aside from the issue of insufficient space, inadequate parking and facilities to interact and engage with the public, the building itself lacks the stature and functionality of a modern Parliament,” he said.Mr. Holness encouraged architects to take advantage of the opportunity to be involved in a historic, transformational developmental project that will be executed by Jamaicans for Jamaicans.“There is no doubt that this Houses of Parliament Design competition will stir national pride among the architects who will be entering the competition. I am also sure that the initiative will give up-and-coming architects the impetus to be the best, whether they are currently studying or looking to start their journey,” he said.The Prime Minister said the new building will be part of the transformation and redevelopment of downtown Kingston into “a vibrant, enviable and iconic destination”.He assured that the process will be bipartisan, multisectoral and it will be done in the best interest of all the people of Jamaica.The concept for the design competition, which is being staged by the Urban Development Corporation (UDC), includes a Parliament complex to be located within the confines of the Park, among recreational spaces and gardens.This competition is open to all registered Jamaican architects or teams consisting of a registered Jamaican architect, whether based locally or abroad.Only one entry per licensed architect will be accepted. Members of the UDC are ineligible.Persons can register at www.ourjaparliament.com, and a non-refundable fee of $20,000 is required for registration.Registration ends on June 14. Entrants can submit designs between July 20 and September 17. They can be uploaded via the website or the hard copies delivered in sealed packages to the UDC’s offices.The top-five submissions will be selected, each of which will be given an initial $2 million. The winner will receive an additional $5 million. The second place will receive an additional $4 million; while the third place will receive an additional $3 million.There will also be a people’s choice award, based on the votes of the public.These designs will also be placed on exhibition at the UDC’s offices, and will be part of travelling exhibits. They will also be available for viewing on the competition website, as well as in the press.In addition, the museum which is to be established as part of the project, is also expected to house the designs.
The Nova Scotia Securities Commission has approved a settlement agreement with Ralph MacDermott and A.C.T Associated Capital Traders. The respondents violated Nova Scotia securities laws by trading in securities in Nova Scotia without being registered and without being issued a receipt for a preliminary prospectus or prospectus by the commission. Also, they failed to file reports of trades. Mr. MacDermott, of Grand Pre, and his company accepted responsibility for their conduct and were co-operative with commission staff. “People and companies looking to raise capital in Nova Scotia need to know, before they start, what they need to do to comply with Nova Scotia securities laws,” said Heidi Schedler, enforcement counsel for the Nova Scotia Securities Commission. “Registration, prospectuses and reporting on exempt trades all form part of the regulatory structure in place to project investors and promote confidence in Nova Scotia’s capital markets.” The commission approved the settlement agreement and ordered Mr. MacDermott and his company to: comply with Nova Scotia securities laws be prohibited from using any exemptions in Nova Scotia securities laws for five years be prohibited from becoming or acting as a director or officer of any issuer, registrant or investment fund manager for five years be prohibited from becoming or acting as a registrant, investment fund manager or promoter for five years be reprimanded pay an administrative penalty of $25,000 pay proceedings costs of $1,000 The Nova Scotia Securities Commission is the provincial government agency responsible for regulating trading in securities in the province. To view the order visit www.nssc.gov.ns.ca/whats-new/ .
HALIFAX – Green party Leader Elizabeth May has appointed veteran journalist and broadcaster Jo-Ann Roberts as the party’s deputy leader.May made the announcement Monday at a news conference in Halifax.Roberts ran as the Green party candidate in Victoria, B.C., during the 2015 federal election, finishing second in the West Coast riding.May said Roberts brings a “wealth of experience” to her new job as a communicator, “but also as a tireless advocate for public broadcasting and a dedicated campaigner on climate change, income inequality, housing, and democratic reform.”Roberts replaces outgoing deputy leader Bruce Hyer, who is stepping down to focus on provincial Green party efforts in Ontario.Roberts, who was a host on CBC radio for 20 years, said in an interview that she and her family recently moved back to Halifax to be close to her mother.She said although she sits on the party’s shadow cabinet, she thought her more active days were behind her.Roberts said that changed last November after a second provincial Green party member was elected to the legislature in Prince Edward Island. She said May convinced her it was important for the party to try to continue to build on that momentum.“I think there is real value in having leadership individuals in different parts of the country,” Roberts said.Still, she admits to a challenge in a region that has largely stuck to established voting patterns.“I’m not a Pollyanna, I realize this is a long game not a short game,” Roberts said. “But I think Maritimers, we align so well with the values of the Green party that it is important that it become a viable option and that’s my goal.”Montreal-based environmentalist Daniel Green will continue as the party’s other deputy leader.
CALGARY (660 NEWS) – As Alberta prepares to boost the minimum wage to $15 an hour on Monday, October 1, a Fraser Institute study is criticizing the move. The report argues 92 per cent of minimum wage earners in the province do not live in low income households. Senior Policy Analyst Steve Lafleur said the province needs to target more specific anti-poverty measures, instead of putting these blanket policies in place.“You’ll create winners and losers by doing this, so, there will be some people who instead of making $13.60 an hour will make $15 and that’s great for them. The challenge is there are some people who might not get hired at all, because an employer might not be able to pay the extra little bit,” he said. Lafleur said there are likely some people not getting enough help, and others who are that don’t need it as much. The Fraser Institute based its 92 per cent figure off Statistics Canada’s low-income cut-offs: anyone making below these amounts of money is considered to dedicate larger shares of income to food, clothing and housing than the average family. In 2016, in a place with the population of Calgary, a family of four would have to live off less than $39,092 a year to fall under the cut-off. The Alberta government based the hike on the idea of a living wage: an estimate of what workers need to earn to cover the actual costs of living in a specific community.Some organizations say it still falls short and should actually be $18 an hour, or more. In Ontario, Premier Doug Ford has pressed pause on a planned minimum wage hike to $15 an hour and plans to hold more consultations.
New Delhi: Justice N V Ramana, part of three-member in-house inquiry panel set up to examine the allegations of sexual harassment against Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, recused himself from it on Thursday. An apex court source said that Justice Ramana has opted himself out of the inquiry panel headed by Justice S A Bobde. The development comes a day after the former apex court woman employee, who levelled the allegations against the CJI, wrote a letter to the panel expressing reservation over the inclusion of Justice Ramana. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details She had expressed objection to the presence of Justice Ramana in the panel on the ground that he is a close friend of the CJI and a regular visitor to his house. The woman was supposed to appear before the panel on Friday. In a letter to Justice Bobde, she also raised question over the presence of only one woman apex court judge — Indira Banerjee — in the panel to examine her allegations against the CJI which is not in accordance with the Vishaka Guidelines. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday She said that as per the guidelines laid down by the Supreme Court in the Vishaka judgement, for holding inquiry into the allegations of sexual harassment at work place, the committee must have a majority of women. According to an official, the woman wrote, “I would humbly suggest that since I was posted in the CJI’s residence office, I know that Justice Ramana is a close friend of the CJI and is like a family member to him. “Justice Ramana is a frequent visitor to the residence of the CJI. Because of this I fear that my affidavit and evidence will not receive an objective and fair hearing.” The woman had also asked the panel to allow her to appear before it along with a lawyer and the proceedings of the committee be video recorded so that there can be no dispute about what transpired in the inquiry. In the letter, the official said, the woman expressed concern over the statements made by the CJI when he sat on a bench on Saturday along with Justices Arun Mishra and Sanjiv Khanna. The committee headed by Justice Bobde, the senior-most apex court judge, was appointed Tuesday and he inducted Justices Ramana and Banerjee into it. “I decided to have Justice Ramana in the panel as he is next to me in the seniority and Justice Banerjee as she is a woman judge,” he had told PTI Tuesday. “This is going to be an in-house procedure which does not contemplate representation of advocate on behalf of parties. It is not a formal judicial proceeding,” he said. He had clarified that there is no time frame to complete the inquiry and future course of action will depend on “what comes out of the inquiry” which will be “confidential”. A three-judge bench headed by CJI on Saturday had held an unprecedented hearing in the wake of allegations made against Justice Gogoi. Describing the allegations of sexual harassment against him as “unbelievable”, the CJI had convened the extraordinary hearing at the Supreme Court during which he said a larger conspiracy was behind it and he would not stoop so low even to deny these allegations. Justice Gogoi had said some “bigger force” wanted to “deactivate” the office of the CJI. After the Saturday’s hearing, lawyers’ organisations and jurists had criticised the CJI for constituting the bench comprising himself, though he had recused himself in the middle of the hearing leaving it for justices Mishra and Khanna to pass the order. On Tuesday, the CJI had set up a fresh bench comprising justices Mishra, R F Nariman and Deepak Gupta to adjudicate the matter relating to sexual harassment levelled against him. The former woman apex court staffer had levelled the allegations against the CJI which was brought into public domain by some news portals on April 20. She had worked at Justice Gogoi’s home office in Delhi and the allegations were carried by these news portals based on the affidavit by the woman. In her affidavit, the woman described two incidents of alleged molestation, days after Justice Gogoi was appointed CJI last October and her subsequent persecution. She alleged that she was removed from service after she rebuffed his “sexual advances”. She claimed that her husband and brother-in-law, both of whom were head constables, were suspended for a 2012 criminal case that had been mutually resolved.
“Today’s transfer marks an important milestone in the reconstitution of the PNTL,” said Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Special Representative, Atul Khare, referring to the Timorese National Police. He stressed that assumption of responsibilities in all fields by the Timorese, assisted by the international community, was essential for long-term sustainability of stability, peace and development. The UN Mission in Timor-Leste (UNMIT) said the transfer of authority in Bairro Pite, Bidau and Mercado Lama is intended to help the PNTL to operate more independently, under the supervision and continued mentoring of international police. The decision, taken by Mr. Khare in consultation with the Prime Minister Xanana Gusmão, was based on number of criteria including that the posts are managed by fully certified PNTL officers and that adequate logistical support is provided to enable them to perform their duties. UNMIT said UN Police will continue to supervise the posts in the coming months to ensure that these criteria are being met while maintaining training and mentoring activities. 4 February 2008United Nations Police in Timor-Leste today transferred authority to their national counterparts at three police posts in the capital, Dili.
An agency probe over the weekend and analysis of the footage taken by an Israeli drone has established that the object in question was a patient stretcher, UNRWA chief Peter Hansen said.”Given the technical means and military expertise at the disposal of the Israeli Defence Forces to enlarge and analyse the pictures taken by the IDF drone, it is inconceivable that the IDF could have made this egregiously erroneous allegation in good faith,” he said.He warned that the charges could endanger the safety of UN aid workers in the region, voicing concern “that such false allegations can lead to increased aggressive behaviour by Israelis towards the United Nations in general and UN humanitarian staff in particular, and therefore seriously increase the risks which UN personnel face in this zone of violent conflict.”The UNRWA chief also wrote to Israeli Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom demanding an apology for Israel’s claims.”It is appalling that, with the serious conflict now raging in the northern Gaza Strip, where UNRWA ambulances are operating in constant danger alongside those of other humanitarian agencies to try to save and transport scores of wounded Palestinians to hospital, the Government of Israel would put out such deliberately inciteful, false and malicious propaganda, encouraging IDF soldiers on the ground (or in the air) to think that UNRWA ambulances and other humanitarian vehicles are transporting terrorists and weapons,” he wrote.A UN spokesman in New York said the world body would like to see “whatever evidence” the Israeli Government might have regarding the allegations. The UNRWA chief had seen only a videotape provided by a media outlet.Fred Eckhard also said the information should be given to a UN team headed to the region tomorrow on a prescheduled visit to review UN operations there.At the same time, Secretary-General Kofi Annan will meet Israel’s Ambassador to the UN, Dan Gillerman, to ask what evidence Israel has to support the allegations, he added.”The Secretary-General would probably also raise with him the problems of entry into and exit from Gaza that relief workers and senior UN staff have been having,” the spokesman said.
Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedDozens killed as US opens Jerusalem embassyMay 14, 2018In “World”Trump shuns warnings, vows to move embassy to JerusalemDecember 5, 2017In “World”Trump Jerusalem move sparks Palestinian protests, clashesDecember 7, 2017In “World” Donald Trump said the move was a long overdue step (AFP)(BBC) President Donald Trump has announced that the US now recognises Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, overturning decades of official US policy.Mr Trump described the move as “a long overdue step” to advance the Middle East peace process.The president said the US would support a two-state solution, if approved by both the Israelis and the Palestinians.Ahead of the decision, a spokesman for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas warned of “dangerous consequences”.Speaking at the White House, Mr Trump said he had “judged this course of action to be in the best interests of the United States of America, and the pursuit of peace between Israel and the Palestinians”.The president said he was directing the US state department to begin preparations to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.In response, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said it was a historic day, and Israel was profoundly grateful to President Trump.Jerusalem contains sites sacred to the three major monotheistic faiths.East Jerusalem, which includes the Old City, was annexed by Israel after the Six Day War of 1967, but is not internationally recognised as part of Israel.The US decision comes despite the opposition in the Muslim world, even among US allies.But moving the embassy fulfils a campaign promise and appeals to Mr Trump’s right-wing base.Recognising Jerusalem as Israel’s capital was “nothing more or less than a recognition of reality”, the president said.“It is also the right thing to do,” he added.He called on all parties to “maintain the status quo at Jerusalem’s holy sites, including the Temple Mount/Haram al-Sharif”.The decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital is a reversal of decades of US foreign policy, and differs sharply from the rest of the international community’s view on Jerusalem’s status.The Palestinians claim East Jerusalem as the capital of a future state, and according to 1993 Israel-Palestinian peace accords, its final status is meant to be discussed in the latter stages of peace talks.Israeli sovereignty over Jerusalem has never been recognised internationally, and until now all countries have maintained their embassies in Tel Aviv.United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres said it was “a moment of great anxiety”.“There is no alternative to the two-state solution. There is no Plan B,” he said.French President Emmanuel Macron said France did not support the move and called for calm.Palestinian Islamist group Hamas said that Mr Trump’s decision would “open the doors of hell” on US interests in the region.
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Updated at 9am.FOR THOSE IN the know from his earliest years in Holywood outside Belfast, it was just a matter of time before Rory McIlroy joined the ranks of golfing greats like Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus.Like Woods, he was a child prodigy. Young McIlroy hit a 40-yard drive at the age of two and entertained visitors by repeatedly chipping balls from the end of his parents’ hallway into the drum of their washing machine. He was featured on TV.His father Gerry and four of his Dad’s friends even bet £100 (€125) in 2005 at odds of 500/1 that the then 15-year old talent would become Open champion before he turned 26.On Sunday at Hoylake, just over the Irish Sea from Co. Down, that crystal globe-like foresight paid dividends as McIlroy romped away to win his first Open Championship.In so doing he became just the third player in golfing history – after Nicklaus and Woods – to win three of golf’s four majors by the age of 25.And all eyes will now be turned on Augusta National next April and the Masters where McIlroy will have the chance to become just the sixth player to win all four of the majors alongside Woods, Nicklaus, Gary Player, Ben Hogan and Gene Sarazen.Leading coach David Leadbetter believes it just a matter of how many more majors McIlroy will win.“Rory’s a streaky player but if he can find that consistency level over the next few years he’s going to win a boatload of these majors. He’s only 25. He’s got a swing that’s going to last and that’s why he’s a little bit streaky,” he told the BBC.Born in the small County Down coastal town of Holywood to an Ulster Catholic family, McIlroy’s parents, Gerry and Rosie, quickly recognized that he had a natural talent for the game of golf and they sacrificed time and money to help him realise his potential.The results were immediate and their boy was crowned world junior champion at the age of 10 in San Diego and by the time he was 16 he was ranked the top amateur in the world.But it was in 2007 that he first exploded onto the international stage with an eye-catching performance as an 18-year-old at the 2007 Carnoustie Open Championship.Playing in cold, windy conditions on one of the toughest courses on the Open schedule, the tousel-haired youngster came in with a three-under 68, the only player not to shoot a bogey that day.He eventually finished tied for 42nd, but won the silver medal rewarding the top amateur and shortly after that he turned pro.McIlroy quickly made his mark.Of medium build and not particulartly muscular, McIlroy possessed a purity of swing, allied to a bristling self-confidence that marked him out from the others.He won his first European Tour event at the Dubai Desert Classic in 2009 which took him to 16th in the world rankings. Source: AP/Press Association Images(Rory McIlroy reacts after making a birdie putt on the 18th hole during the final round of the Quail Hollow Championship in 2010)Mark O’Meara, who played with him on that occasion was moved to comment: “Ball-striking wise at 19, he’s probably better than Tiger was at 19. His technique, I think, is better.”McIlroy also started to make his mark on the US PGA circuit and in May 2010 he recorded his first win on US soil by firing a final-round course record of 62 to take the Quail Hollow Championship.But it was at the majors that he needed to shine most and with Tiger Woods at that time hobbled by injuries and a sex scandal, the sport was badly in need of a new superstar.McIlroy looked the part but at a tender age he firstly made the headlines more for his collapses at the 2010 Open Championship at St Andrews and the 2011 Masters.In the latter case, he led by four strokes entering the final round but endured a total meltdown in the full blaze of the media spotlight, limping home with an 80.Rather than brood on that, McIlroy rebounded two months later to win the US Open by a whopping eight strokes. The following year he took the US PGA Championship by the same outlandish margin and he topped the world rankings.McIlroy’s star suddenly faded in 2013 when he struggled with problems both on and off the golf course.But a win in the Australian Open late in the year and then a very public split with tennis-playing girlfriend Caroline Wozniacki in May paved the way for the Irishman to once again produce his best golf.What happened this week at Royal Liverpool proved that McIlroy is the true heir apparent to Woods as the world’s best golfer.It remains to be seen just how many majors he can win in a competitive career that could last another 25 years.Close friend and fellow Ulsterman Graeme McDowell says it should be worth keeping tabs on.“I can just sort of sit back and admire how good Rory is and we’ll watch from there, really. But third leg of the Grand Slam at 25 years old, it’s pretty good,” he said.- © AFP, 2014The Hoylake crowd weren’t impressed when McIlroy mentioned his United allegiances>Twitter reacts to Rory McIlroy’s Open Championship victory>
Are you ready to line up for the premiere of Iron Man 3 in your custom outfit with the arc reactor shirt and homemade arm repulsors? Even if that’s not at all the case, Marvel has just the thing for your Android phone.The last few years have seen a shift in pop culture where the comic book heroes from our childhoods have taken to the big screen and made a ton of cash in the process. The most popular is the Iron Man franchise, which kicked off a multi-film series that spawned an even bigger Avengers film. There’s no signs of slowing down, as Marvel has already mapped out the next multi-film series that will be the Avengers sequel. A side effect of this popularity is the associated side content getting a huge boost in quality. A prime example of this is the new Iron Man 3 live wallpaper.Historically, extended content — like video games and apps — for popular movies just isn’t that great. This fan service usually comes out right before a movie hits or right before the movie is available on DVD, and usually exists to grab a little extra money from fans. This Iron Man 3 live wallpaper is a free app with an in-app purchase option for additional features, and — for some reason — is one of the highest quality LWPs available today.The free version of the app, and the clock widget that it comes with, are very well done. The arc reactor doubles as a battery meter, and offers a nice 3D effect as you pan from windows to window. The JARVIS voice options are great for the super geeky.If you pay the $2.99 for the full version of the LWP, you can upgrade from an arc reactor to all of Iron Man. The scenery in the background adjust based on time of day, and the suit will fire notifications for text messages and emails at you as long as the screen is on. The wallpaper works well in landscape or portrait, and adjusts very well to different screen sizes.As live wallpapers go, this is an impressive piece of work. As Iron Man add-ons go, this is a cool toy to add to your arsenal. Whether you go for the free version or the paid version, it’s a fun way to show off your geek streak.
La Neufbox Evolution propose du jeu vidéo dématérialiséLa box Internet d’SFR proposera dans les prochains jours une plateforme de jeux vidéos dématérialisée, avec possibilité de jouer à de nombreux titres sans passer par l’achat d’une machine dédiée.SFR s’inspire du service américain OnLive et propose à ses abonnés un service de cloud gaming, c’est à dire de jeu vidéo entièrement dématérialisé. Testé depuis un an par quelques abonnés, le service nommé sobrement Cloud Gaming est déployé désormais sur la Neufbox Evolution, le routeur premium de la marque.Les jeux sont ainsi disponibles sur son téléviseur ou son ordinateur. Pas besoin de machine dédiée ou de consoles, les parties sont calculées à distance et seul le rendu vidéo est renvoyé à l’utilisateur, ce qui permet en théorie de jouer à tous les titres, en passant outre la notion d’exclusivité qu’accordent certains éditeurs à telle et telle machine.Dans les faits, seuls 85 titres développés par la société japonaise G-Cluster sont accessibles et ceux-ci sont tournés vers un public très familial, avec même la présence de jeux éducatifs, notamment un basé sur le film d’animation Kirikou. Mais SFR a annoncé des discussions avancées avec de très grands noms du secteur, comme Electronic Arts, Activision et Ubisoft, pour déployer les plus grandes licences du jeu vidéo sur cette plateforme. Bientôt peut-être un Call of Duty directement disponible depuis sa box Internet.À lire aussiJouer à Tetris pourrait aider à soigner les yeux paresseuxPour le moment, les titres sont disponibles à la location unitaire d’une durée d’un mois, à des prix de 1,99 et 2,99 euros, ou via deux abonnements, l’un Découverte permettant l’accès à 50 jeux en illimité pour 4,99 euros/mois et enfin le “Full Games” couvrant l’intégralité du catalogue et disponible pour 9,99 euros/mois. Avant de passer à la caisse, les abonnés Neufbox Evolution pourront tester trois jeux sur une durée limitée rappelle le site Présence-PC.Le cloud gaming prend désormais son essor, les joueurs l’ayant testé plébiscitant la possibilité de jouer à n’importe quel jeu sans faire le choix d’une machine de salon, ou l’acquisition d’un ordinateur à la configuration imposante. On parle même d’un service semblable dans les prochaines générations de console préparées par Sony et Microsoft, plus de l’arrivée prochaine d’OnLive en France.Le 17 janvier 2012 à 19:30 • Maxime Lambert
Dan Cohen AUTHOR Albuquerque officials are hopeful that the Air Force’s latest effort to address an underground fuel leak at Kirtland Air Force Base that could be as large as 24 million gallons will protect the city’s drinking water supply.In June, workers turned on the first of a series of wells that will pump the fuel and contaminated water out of the ground. The Air Force plans to build two more wells this fall and, depending on how the cleanup progresses, workers could construct up to five wells next year, reported Air Force Times.“There was a period of time during which we were very concerned about the apparent lack of progress and lack of clarity with respect to cleanup plans,” said David Morris, a spokesman for the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority. “So we’ve been very encouraged by recent developments, which seem to point to a renewed commitment on the part of the Air Force to address this problem,” Morris said.Adria Bodour, the Air Force’s program manager and technical lead for the cleanup, said the service’s objective is simple: “Our No. 1 goal is to protect the city of Albuquerque’s drinking water.”The Air Force has spent more the $92 million since 2008 on the cleanup, including more than $10 million on a new bulk fuels facility at Kirtland. The leak, initially discovered in 1999, stems from an underground fuel transport pipe that carried fuel from delivery vehicles to storage areas. The spill goes back to at least 1975, but it could have started in the 1950s, according to the story.
BitcoinCreative CommonsCoinbase on Wednesday secured an e-money license from the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) as the largest cryptocurrency exchange in the U.S. looks to expand its European clientèle.The move comes as Coinbase — a digital currency wallet founded in 2012 — ramped-up its hiring for engineers, customer support workers and compliance experts in the UK, Coinbase’s UK chief executive Zeeshan Feroz told City AM.”The license will allow Coinbase to issue e-money and provide payment services in the UK… For our customers, this will ultimately help us deliver a better experience through new partnerships and an easier to use product.”, Feroz said in a blogpost on Wednesday.Coinbase said its e-money operations have safeguards and operational standards at par with other regulated financial institutions.”An example of this is segregation of client funds, where all customer fiat balances will be separated from Coinbase’s funds and kept in separate bank accounts,” Feroz said.The San Francisco-based company said e-money license will extend beyond the UK to 23 countries within the European Union.”As European interest in cryptocurrency grows, we remain dedicated to being the most secure exchange and see these announcements as important steps forward in our mission to creating an open financial system for the world,” said Feroz.The company also said it was joining the UK Faster Payments Scheme, which aims to provide efficient bank transfers to residents.While Coinbase will launch a pilot to begin with, every UK customer should have access within the next few weeks, the company said.Coinbase, founded by Brian Armstrong and Fred Ehrsam, has more than 10 million users as of date and has raised $217 million from leading investors including, Spanish banking group BBVA and private American venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz.