Sri Lanka pledges enhanced support for UN peacekeeping missions

Sri Lanka is ready to boost its participation in United Nations peacekeeping operations, President Mahinda Rajapaksa told the General Assembly today, also calling on the world community to take urgent action to counter climate change and devote greater aid to Africa.At the same time he recalled his country’s defeat last year of Tamil separatist rebels – “one of the most brutal, highly organized, well funded and effective terrorist organizations” – and stressed that Sri Lanka’s healing must evolve from within since “imposed external solutions” breed resentment and ultimately fail.“Leaders who have been chosen by their people often face difficult decisions,” he said. “They must be entitled to the goodwill and confidence of the international community with regard to the heavy burdens they are required to shoulder. The results of their decisions must be evaluated objectively and must be allowed to speak for themselves.“That is not to say countries should operate in isolation. In this globally inter-dependent world, we must work together where we can and constructively counsel each other where appropriate. The United Nations forms the bedrock of this interaction and in this role it will always receive the support of Sri Lanka.” Earlier this year Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appointed a panel of experts to advise him on accountability issues relating to alleged human rights violations during the final stages of the Sri Lanka conflict in accordance with a commitment on accountability made in a joint statement issued with Mr. Rajapaksa on a visit the island country in May 2009.The conflict, which had raged on and off for nearly three decades and killed thousands of people, ended with large numbers of Sri Lankans living as internally displaced persons (IDPs), especially in the north of the country.Today Mr. Rajapaksa said 90 per cent of the IDPs had returned to their original villages, now cleared of landmines, and had been provided with the essential infrastructure necessary to resume normal lives. “Over the past year, much has been reported and much has been said regarding my country’s liberation from terrorism,” he declared. “However, far less has been said of the suffering we had to undergo and the true nature of the enemy we have overcome…“The asymmetrical nature of conflicts initiated by non-State actors gives rise to serious problems which need to be considered in earnest by the international community.” 23 September 2010Sri Lanka is ready to boost its participation in United Nations peacekeeping operations, President Mahinda Rajapaksa told the General Assembly today, also calling on the world community to take urgent action to counter climate change and devote greater aid to Africa. read more

UN steps up aid to children evicted in Zimbabwe clearance campaign

The United Nations children’s agency issued an urgent appeal today for nearly $3 million as it steps up its support to tens of thousands of children evicted from their homes in Zimbabwe during the Government’s drive to clean up cities.“Many children are now without shelter during winter, others have been separated from their parents and caregivers, schooling has been widely disrupted, access to water is difficult, and respiratory infections and diarrhoeal diseases are a real threat,” said Dr. Festo Kavishe, representative of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Zimbabwe.Operations Restore Order and Murambatsvina began four weeks ago in what the Government called an effort, to clean up cities and fight the black market across Zimbabwe. As a result, tens of thousands of homes and market stalls have been destroyed.UNICEF has established access to most clean-up sites across the country and, with various ministries and a range of non-governmental organizations (NGOs), is distributing aid to affected children and women, in the form of water and sanitation equipment, health supplies, blankets and plastic sheeting and other support.The agency is seeking more than $2.7 million to continue all existing activities and expand health care aid, deliver urgently needed non-food items, provide HIV prevention and care, and place social workers in key areas. read more

Kiel beats Fuchse in Berlin title closer

9TUS N-Lübbecke9266:2618:10 1THW Kiel10323:22620:0 10Frisch Auf! Göppingen10259:2768:12 2HSV Hamburg10312:26616:4 12HBW Balingen-Weilstetten9231:2587:11 ← Previous Story After 1287 days, Pick Szeged beats Veszprem! Next Story → Rikke Skov withdraws from Danish NT 8SC Magdeburg9264:25110:8 7MT Melsungen9267:25211:7 THW Kiel went across another obstacle on their way to the title. One of the teams for which it was seriously thought that they can stop Kiel’s terrific run, Fuchse Berlin, failed to beat Kiel in Berlin, and thus made it easier for Kiel in the remaining part of the season. In front of their own crowd, they were keeping close to Kiel all the time, but in the end the better team won, and it was Kiel that took the two points from this game with a 33:32 victory.Table: 6TBV Lemgo9257:24512:6 3Rhein-Neckar Löwen10296:26915:5 4SG Flensburg-Handewitt9246:24214:4 11HSG Wetzlar9244:2537:11 13TV Großwallstadt9227:2406:12 18TV Hüttenberg9218:2752:16 15VfL Gummersbach9257:2955:13 14TSV Hannover-Burgdorf9275:2906:12 17Eintracht Hildesheim9254:2832:16 16Bergischer HC9253:2834:14 5Füchse Berlin9259:24313:5 read more

Bilic on Hernandez Hes a natural goalscorer

first_imgFormer West Ham manager Slaven Bilic has praised Javier Hernandez as a “natural goalscorer” and believes that the forward’s struggles this season have mostly been down to a lack of pre-season training last summerThe Mexico international came on as a substitute on the second-half and scored a stunning curling effort to secure a point for West Ham in their 1-1 draw against Chelsea on Sunday.The strike marked the fourth time Hernandez had appeared as a substitute and scored at Stamford Bridge with Bilic, who was fired from the club earlier this season, praising the 29 year-old for what he brings to the side.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“He’s a natural goalscorer and he’s there where he has to be. He’s not dangerous outside the box or around the box, but in the box, he’s the best finisher. Everything he thinks about is being in the box to come for a second ball,” said Bilic, according to Sky Sports.“He had some difficult times in the beginning. I don’t think he did all of pre-season because of the Confederations Cup but he is a brilliant goalscorer.“He’s a brilliant guy, a good person to have in the dressing room. He doesn’t cause problems, he can be angry but for five or ten minutes, no more than that. He is a good guy.”last_img read more

Coal Industry Also Experiencing Rail Issues

first_imgSeveral Members of Congress have contacted the Surface Transportation Board (STB) to raise concerns with the ability of some power plants in the Upper Midwest to get adequate coal supplies, in the face of  rail service disruptions that are occurring in that region. The Dairyland Power Cooperative, which provides power to residents in in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa and Illinois, expressed concern over BNSF rail delivery problems that could result in some plants being short on coal and the company being reliant on more costly truck shipments.last_img read more

Despite Google Changes Demand Media Foresees Q2 Growth

first_imgAccording to the release, “Nevertheless, the company currently expects that its year-over-year page view growth across its owned and operated content and media properties in the second quarter of 2011 will be comparable to, or greater than, the year-over-year page view growth achieved in the second quarter of 2010.” Demand Studios is set to announce first quarter 2011 results on May 5. In a statement released yesterday, Demand Media reaffirms the financial outlook for fiscal year 2011 given on February 22, despite the Google algorithm change which took place in late February.The release says, “Recent search engine algorithm changes have negatively impacted search driven traffic to some of our websites, including eHow.com, resulting in moderately lower year-to-date page view growth for the company’s owned and operated Content & Media properties compared to page view growth rates before the algorithm changes.” Demand Media has been known less than affectionately as a “content farm”, employing thousands of freelancers to produce short articles designed specifically to rank high in search engines. Writers are paid $15 for the majority of these articles. The algorithm change is targeted at, “…publishers who[se] low-quality sites which are low-value add for users, copy content from other web sites or sites that are just not very useful. At the same time, it will provide better rankings for high-quality sites-sites with original content and information such as research, in-depth reports, thoughtful analysis and so on.”last_img read more

Student molested on Rajdhani by staff

first_imgNew Delhi: The Railways has suspended a train ticket examiner and taken a waiter off duty after a passenger alleged that she was molested by them on board the Delhi-Ranchi Rajdhani Express. An acquaintance of the woman tweeted on Tuesday that she was drugged by the railway staff. “Pantry staff and TT jointly tried to molest her in train, gave her laced icecream. Will any action be taken by railway on erring staff without FIR or he will walk free and will terrorise another passenger. Sad!” she said. “The concerned victim is a student and fears she cannot live normal life if entangled in legal hassle,” the acquaintance tweeted, tagging the railways minister as well as other senior officials. While the complainant did not file an FIR, details were taken from her over phone, the railways said in a statement.last_img read more

Pakistani actress Mahira Khan engaged to boyfriend Salim Karim in Turkey Viral

first_imgMahira Khan, Salim KarimInstagramPakistani actress Mahira Khan is currently in news for her alleged engagement with her rumoured boyfriend Salim Karim, who is the CEO of a Pakistani startup called Simpaisa.A picture showing Mahira dressed in white posing with Salim looking dapper in a three piece suit, is making the rounds of the internet. Many people on social media believe that the said picture was clicked when the couple recently got engaged in a low key ceremony in Turkey. It is also being said that the couple were danced together at the ceremony and also showcased their loving chemistry in front of their guests.A few days ago, Mahira had shared a group picture from a wedding wherein she was seen standing next to her rumoured boyfriend Salim Karim. However, if one could observe the picture closely, Mahira and Salim can be seen wearing the same attires from the wedding and the one that is being circulated on social media platforms.However, there’s no official confirmation about Mahira and Salim’s engagement. Mahira was previously married to Ali Askari from 2007 and got divorced in 2015 one year after the birth of their son Azlaan in 2014. She was previously in news for getting heavily criticised for having a smoke with Ranbir Kapoor on the streets of New York City and showing off her skin in a backless piece in 2017.Mahira made her Bollywood debut opposite Shah Rukh Khan in Raees but it remains to be her last in Indian cinema ever since the controversy arose surrounding Pakistani celebs working in Indian films.last_img read more

Social Media Video Confirms Mice Problem at Parkdale

first_imgBy Mark F. Gray, Staff Writer, mgray@afro.comStudents and teachers at Parkdale High School in Prince George’s County have complained about a mice problem that was challenged by the school system until social media video painted a different picture when it was released to local media.  In a story first reported by WUSA-TV9 in D.C., the rodent infestation and dilapidated condition of bathrooms have continued despite a previous inspection that was supposed to have addressed the problem.A previous inspection by the County’s health department last September apparently found mouse droppings in three cafeteria storage rooms and live roaches in the kitchen which reportedly had been addressed. A later inspection in February by the health department found no evidence of mice in the cafeteria, but according to the report, the cafeteria is the only part of the school health inspectors examined.Students and teachers at Parkdale High School are concerned after facing a mice problem and dilapidated restroom facilities. (Courtesy Photo)Monica Brokenborough, the school’s music teacher, was reportedly notified by students in her class that Parkdale’s bathrooms were not in adequate condition either.  Her students took cell phone pictures of crumbling ceiling tiles, spots in a classroom with duct tape over what appear to be mouse holes and doors missing from students’ bathroom stalls. Brokenborough spoke on the T.V. news report of how the rest rooms resembled a “jail cell” and were in substandard condition.“I was absolutely shocked,” Brokenborough said on camera. “The students have brought to my attention that a lot of their bathrooms actually resemble something that’s kind of comparable to a jail cell.”After the first report, Parkdale’s Principal Dr. Tasha Graves-Henderson issued a statement that was sent home to parents.  The letter stated they are in touch with the Prince George’s County Public Schools Building Services and the work on the bathroom will be addressed within 30 days adding the ceiling tiles would need immediate attention and they are working to complete repairs within the week.The letter from the principal to the school’s community also said, “there is no rodent infestation at Parkdale High School.  While there were past concerns due to our location and to the proximity of the woods behind school, we do not have any concerns at this time.”Brokeborough disputed Henderson’s statement and told WUSA9 she had to put duct tape over mouse holes in her classroom.  She also claimed that on several occasions her classes “had to evacuate because of the presence of a rodent.”However, once the school’s letter was sent home, students bombarded the TV station’s social media platforms with evidence that contradicted the school’s statement.  The videos highlighted mice running around classrooms and climbing into vents caused the most alarm.  They were posted on Twitter and broadcasted during a follow up story which prompted a response from the PGPCS office which read in part:“Despite regular rodent treatments throughout the school year, a small number of mice have been found, and our environmental teams have been to the school two times this week to address these concerns and will return until the issue is resolved. We will continue to monitor the issue and welcome any feedback from students and staff to ensure we are being responsive to their issues in a timely manner.”Parkdale High School is a public magnet high school located in Riverdale.  It serves over 2,000 students from Riverdale, New Carrollton and a small portion of Lanham.  It is best known for its International Baccalaureate magnet program.last_img read more

OMG SMS Is Older Than Justin Bieber

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CEB breaks 10 million mark in passenger volume

first_imgThe Philippines’ leading carrier, Cebu Pacific, flew over 10 million passengers from January to June this year, an increase of 9% over the same period in 2015. On average, flights were 87% full during these months.For June 2016 alone, the Cebu Pacific Air group flew 1.6 million passengers, up by 8% from the 1.5 million passengers flown in the same month in 2015.This upsurge in passenger volume was primarily driven by popular domestic destinations in Visayas and Mindanao such as Kalibo, Tacloban, Siargao, and Tagbilaran.Key international short haul destinations including China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Singapore, also fared well during the first half of 2016. Passengers to and from Japan, in particular, spiked by 21% as a result of the launch of Cebu – Tokyo (Narita) in March 2015 and Manila – Fukuoka in December 2015.Long-haul passengers to and from CEB’s destinations in the Middle East and Australia likewise contributed to the upturn, after posting a substantial increase in volume from January to June 2016 versus the same period last year.“We are very proud to share with you that since CEB’s inception in 1996, our passengers now number more than 130 million and counting. These promising figures encourage us to cater to the growing travel demand not just in Manila, but throughout our six strategic hubs nationwide,” says Atty. JR Mantaring, CEB Vice President for Corporate Affairs.“We are optimistic that with the support of relevant airport and government authorities, we can continue offering our trademark lowest fares to even more Filipino travelers in the years to come.”CEB’s extensive network spans Asia, Australia, the Middle East, and USA. Just recently, the airline announced three new routes from Cebu to Calbayog (Samar), Ormoc (Leyte), and Roxas (Capiz), bringing its total number of domestic destinations to 36. It also currently flies to 30 international destinations, including Dubai, Incheon, Guam, Tokyo, and Sydney. Fly Cebu PacificSource = Cebu Pacificlast_img read more

Housing Starts Decline in November Even as Builder Confidence Rises

first_img in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing Housing Starts Decline in November Even as Builder Confidence Rises Despite a continuing surge in builder confidence, housing starts dropped 3.0 percent in November to 861,000, the “”Census Bureau and Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)””:http://www.census.gov/construction/nrc/pdf/newresconst_201211.pdf reported jointly Wednesday. [IMAGE] At the same time, start activity for both September and October was revised lower. Applications for permits, according to the report, rose 3.6 percent to 899,000–the highest level since July 2008–as permit activity for October was revised slightly upward.Economists forecast starts would drop to 865,000, but permits would increase to 875,000.Housing completions in November tumbled 9.6 percent below the revised October estimate of 750,000 but sat 16.1 percent higher than November 2011.Even though the Housing Market Index (HMI) compiled by the National Association of Home Builders has improved for eight straight months, largely on the strength of the measure of buyer traffic in showrooms, the gain in permits was due primarily to a surge in applications for multifamily structures, two or more units, which showed a 10.6 percent month-month gain in November. Permits for single-family homes indeed fell to 565,000 from 566,000 in October.Single-family starts dropped 4.1 percent in November, accounting for most of the drop in total starts. Activity was unaffected by superstorm Sandy, which hit the Northeast at the end of October, as most of the drop in single-family starts came in the West and Midwest.Despite the decline in starts, the report could still be a positive indicator for the residential investment component of gross domestic product for the fourth quarter: Starts in the first two months of the quarter are up 18.3 percent over the first two months of the third quarter, which showed a 1.7 percent increase over the second.[COLUMN_BREAK]The monthly drop in single-family permits–though scant and subject to revision–was the first monthly decline since March. Multifamily permits rose to the second highest level since July 2008, with 334,000 permits topped only by 340,000 multifamily permits in September.As the October jump in completions was primarily due to multifamily structures, so was the decline in November. Multifamily completions rose by 72,000 in October and fell by 62,000 in November. Starts continue to show long term improvement, averaging 804,000 per month in the last six months compared with 633,000 for the same six months last year. Despite the drop in November, single-family starts remain on an upward trajectory, averaging 553,000 per month in the last six months compared with 436,000 per month in the same six month period a year ago.Permits have also surged, averaging 838,000 per month for the last six months compared with an average of 791,000 per month thus far this year and 650,000 for the same six months in 2011. Permits for single-family construction have averaged 532,000 per month in the last six months compared with 430,000 per month for the same period a year ago.Single-family completions continue to outpace new home sales, averaging 500,000 per month for the last six months compared with sales of 366,000.Single-family permits represented 62.8 percent of all permits in November, down from 65.2 percent in October. Single-family permits have averaged 64.0 percent of all permits this year, down from 67.0 percent for the same period in 2011. Underscoring the shift in housing preferences, single-family starts have represented 68.9 percent of all starts to date in 2012, down from 70.6 percent in 2011.Total starts rose in two of the four census regions, improving 15,000 in the South to 458,000 and 5,000 in the Midwest to 158,000 while dropping 41,000 in the West to 172,000 and 4,000 in the Northeast to 73,000. Single-family starts were up 5,000 in the Northeast to 46,000 and 4,000 in the South to 295,000 while falling 23,000 in the West to 126,000 and 10,000 in the Midwest to 98,000.Total permits rose month-over-month in the Midwest, South, and West while falling in the Northeast. Single-family permits increased only in the West._Hear Mark Lieberman every Friday on P.O.T.U.S. radio, Sirius-XM 124, at 6:40 am and again at 9:40 eastern time._ December 19, 2012 452 Views center_img Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Census Bureau Home Sales Housing Permits Housing Starts HUD Investors Lenders & Servicers National Association of Home Builders Processing Service Providers 2012-12-19 Mark Lieberman Sharelast_img read more

Morgan Stanley Increased Interest Rates on Track to Occur Later This Year

first_imgMorgan Stanley: Increased Interest Rates on Track to Occur Later This Year Share in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Origination, Servicing Federal Reserve Open Market Committee FOMC: Resolve Stirred Interest Rate Increase Morgan Stanley Not Shaken 2015-05-26 Staff Writercenter_img May 26, 2015 470 Views Morgan Stanley recently released a report discussing the minutes from the April 28-29 Federal Reserve Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting titled, “FOMC: Resolve Stirred, Not Shaken” written by Ellen Zentner, chief U.S. economist at Morgan Stanley. The company reported that despite the weak economic data that has been presented this year, the Fed still intends to raise interest rates. However, the committee is unsure as to which meeting the rate increase will be enacted.“Policymakers by and large have not shied away from the intent to hike rates this year, though they have become less certain about which meeting it will occur,” Zentner reported.The committee did not anticipate weak economic growth for the first half of the year, the report says. They reviewed factors such as weather, port disruptions, energy capex cuts, dollar effects on exports, and seasonal measurement bias and came to the conclusion that these afflictions are temporary and “economic growth would return to a moderate pace over the rest of this year.”“With the exception of housing, the data have continued to disappoint mid-way through Q2, but nascent signs of stronger wage growth and an easing of US dollar headwinds give some comfort on the outlook for the second half of the year,” Zentner said in the report.Zentner reported that a June rate increase is no longer likely and the increase is expected to occur at the December FOMC meeting, followed by a pause as policymakers assess its effect on financial conditions.“Many participants . . . thought it unlikely that the data available in June would provide sufficient confirmation that the conditions for raising the target range for the federal funds rate had been satisfied,” the Fed said in their April meeting.Looking ahead, Zentner notes that the key data they will watch are indicators of consumer sentiment and spending. The Fed indicted in their meeting that these indicators are not manifesting through the consumer.“The expected boost to household spending from lower energy prices had apparently so far not materialized, highlighting the possibility of less underlying momentum in consumer expenditures than participants had previously judged,” the Fed said. “Some participants expressed particular concern about this prospect, as their expectations of a moderate expansion of economic activity in the medium term, combined with further improvements in labor market conditions, rested largely on a scenario in which consumer spending grows robustly despite softness in other components of aggregate demand.”A disappointing first quarter raised questions as to whether seasonal bias tendencies are to blame for poor economic numbers, Morgan Stanley reports.“Seasonal adjustment moves growth around within a year, but it doesn’t have any net impact over the full course of a year–seasonal factors are a zero sum game, robbing from one quarter simply adds to another,” Zentner wrote. “If the adjustment takes too much growth out of Q1, then it has to add too much back to the rest of the year.Zentner came to the conclusion that the economy will need to see a vast improvement for the second quarter in order to prevent or further delay the rise in interest rates. This may explain why policymakers have noted the possibility of seasonal bias in the growth numbers, but are hesitant to reject the slow start to the year altogether.FOMC Chair Janet L. Yellen is expected to speak on the U.S. economic outlook this Friday, conveying either a sense of calm or one of caution, Zentner notes. There will be no Q&A following her prepared remarks.last_img read more

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first_img – / 21 The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Here’s where the Cardinals stand in rankings from around the country heading into Week 7’s Thursday night showdown with the Denver Broncos. High Ranking: #30 – NFL.com, Pro Football TalkLow Ranking: #32 – Yahoo!, CBSSports.comAverage Ranking: 31.0 NFL Week 7 Power Rankings: Ravens defense makes them legit Super Bowl contenders, big test vs. Saints looms#32▼1They have to like what they are getting from Josh Rosen. It’s just this roster needs help. NFL Power Rankings Week 7, 2018: The Patriots are laughing their way to the top#31▲1The 49ers, Broncos, Colts, Bills, Giants, Cardinals, and Raiders round out the bottom of this week’s rankings. NFL Power Rankings, Week 7: Patriots back; Raiders hit bottom#30—The Cardinals hung with the big, bad Vikings for the balance of the afternoon on Sunday, but they simply don’t have the personnel at this point to ultimately keep up with playoff teams. Although Chandler Jones can play with (and demolish) any opponent he faces, apparently. Jones added to his early Defensive Player of the Year candidacy with five tackles, 1.5 sacks, a tackle for loss and a forced fumble that sparked a defensive touchdown. Going to keep talking him up in this space until more pub flows his way. OutletRankingsCardinals’ RankMovementComment Are they moving up or are they moving down?Well, the Arizona Cardinals couldn’t follow up their first win of 2018 in a positive way, losing to the Minnesota Vikings in Week 6, but that didn’t stop them from actually moving up in five of the ten NFL Power Rankings we track in The Consensus.Of course, Steve Wilks’ team also moved down in four rankings, so their average rank of 31.0 stayed put for a second straight week. 0 Comments   Share   Week Seven power rankings#30▼1It’s getting harder to come up with reasons for hope. NFL Power Rankings Poll: Rams Unanimous No. 1, Eagles and Steelers Return to Top 10#31▲1Despite our panel voting unanimously to put the Cardinals in 32nd last week, they were still the consensus pick to win at San Francisco in the MMQB’s staff picks from a group of largely the same people. Then we put them in last again? I don’t know, guys. Arizona Cardinals quarterback Josh Rosen, left, looks to throw a pass to running back David Johnson during the first half of an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn) Arizona Sports NFL Power Rankings Week 7: Rams hold; Patriots rise#31▼1The issues that popped up in Week 1 still haven’t been addressed. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories NFL Week 7 Power Rankings: Playoff chances for all 32 teams#31▲1One thing for fans to hang their hat on is the performance of Josh Rosen. In the three games he has started, the Cardinals have averaged 250 yards per game, improving on their average of 190 yards per game in the three games that Sam Bradford started. NFL power rankings: Chargers replace Jaguars in top five#31▲1Thursday Night Football is back! Oh, it’s Cardinals-Broncos this week? NFL Power Rankings: Jaguars a shell of what they were last season, or even Week 2#32▼1David Johnson’s dip this year is staggering. In 2016 he averaged 4.2 yards per rush and 11 yards per catch. This year he’s at 3.2 and 7.9, respectively, which is terribly inefficient. Since I don’t assume Johnson forgot how to play since he was an All-Pro in 2016, I’ll wonder if the Cardinals could be doing more to get him the ball in advantageous situations. NFL Power Rankings: B/R’s Expert Consensus Rank for Every Team Entering Week 7#31▲1That miserable offense continues to depress on a weekly basis. Arizona amassed just 269 total yards against the Vikings, and tailback David Johnson barely cleared three yards a carry. That Johnson was able to once again score and salvage a decent fantasy day is a little consolation to all the people who used an early draft pick on him this year. But that’s about the only consolation the Cardinals are offering up right now. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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We plead with all those aggrieved persons to place group interest above all else and come together as one united family in order to confront the task ahead with one mind and one might. The group also commended President Goodluck Jonathan for the take-off of international flights at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport," said lead author of the study Matthias Mauch. Mahama stated this while speaking with State House correspondents after a closed-door meeting with President Jonathan at the Presidential Villa, Prince Mohammed immediately addressed the killing after taking the stage.” ___ Fraser reported from Ankara. read more

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perhaps in their haste to control the alleged benami property, but the player says he has made the club aware of his desire to quit. Neuer did not allow the lead to cross a one-goal margin.he came to my house and we got to know the family and stuff. Santiniketan. These had to be based on the people. Gandhiji did that as he was growing up and perfected it in his mediation, But many of those strengths often benefit major companies and clusters of highly skilled workers without necessarily spreading through the entire economy. but he’s got a long way to go and I’m sure he knows that. This should have called for a reassessment of the whole project because there is a world of difference between a voluntary Aadhaar and a compulsory Aadhaar.

fighting tax evasion, but also pips Brendon McCullum and AB De Villiers who hold the record for the fastest century in the other two formats of the game. Zakaria also mentioned Amnesty International’s recent report on pellet gunshot victims and accused Indian forces of rape and ‘braid-chopping’ "as tools to terrorise Kashmiri women and deter the men". 2016 6:03 pm Bollywood actor Aditya Roy Kapur has been shooting for OK Jaanu in Mumbai with Shraddha Kapoor. After subscribing to Amazon Prime via MyVodafone App or Vodafone Website for an annual introductory subscription price of only Rs. where the latter was again beaten up at the sarpanch’s home. download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Ludhiana | Published: December 12, If you think about it, meanwhile,Raveena Tandon Thadani.

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