Centre, U.P. ‘incompetent’ in curbing crimes against women: Congress

first_imgAccusing the BJP governments at the Centre and in Uttar Pradesh of being “incompetent” in dealing with crimes against women, the Congress on Tuesday asked why there had been no action against former Union minister and BJP leader Swami Chinmayanand after a law student levelled fresh allegations of rape and exploitation.“The blatant example of criminal history is being repeated and it can be seen in the largest State of this country [Uttar Pradesh] which is ruled by the BJP,” Congress spokesperson Ragini Nayak asserted at a press conference here.“A girl came forward and complained that she was raped by BJP leader Swami Chinmayanand for a year. Now there’s this video where she’s saying that she — the victim — was questioned by SIT [Special Investigation Team] for 11 hours on Sunday while the accused has not even been questioned for 11 minutes,” Ms. Nayak said.The Congress spokesperson played a video, in which a woman with her face covered in a black cloth alleged that she had been raped by the BJP leader and claimed that the police had initially refused to file a report when her father had attempted to file a complaint.“The police told him to not file a complaint against Chinmayanand but only a missing persons report for the victim; you can see how the police is clearly playing into the hands of the Yogi government,” Ms. Nayak contended. “In this incident, one can clearly see the incompetence of the BJP, Modi government and Yogi Adityanath government when it comes to dealing with crimes against women,” she asserted.last_img read more

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A Swim Around the World

first_imgNEW YORK — Martin Strel swims with a knife strapped to his right leg — in case he encounters sharks, “vampire” fish and other deadly marine life in the world’s wildest waters.On Sept. 10, the 60-year-old marathon swimmer announced the toughest feat of his life: A 10,000-mile, around-the-world voyage on water to draw public attention to increasing aquatic pollution.“And for peace and love,” Strel added in his native Slovenian language.He aims to circle the globe in about 450 days, starting in Long Beach, California, on March 22 and passing through oceans, rivers, canals and other bodies of water in more than 100 countries.He’ll swim about five to 12 hours each day, depending on the weather and changing currents. An escort boat will offer emergency support and space for small breaks.But first, Strel took a demonstration 2.2-mile dip in a choppy, rain-swept New York Harbor on Sept. 10, taking 63 minutes from the Statue of Liberty to a marina near the World Trade Center.On the eve of the 9/11 terror attack anniversary, still in his wet suit, he bowed his head for a moment of silence to remember those who died in the complex that’s now rising again.Since 2000, Strel has swum the entire length of five rivers — the piranha-infested Amazon, the Danube in Eastern Europe, China’s Yangtze, the Parana in South America, and the Mississippi.Those daring forays have earned him the nickname Big River Man. A native of Slovenia, a small nation between Italy, Austria and Croatia, Strel now lives in Phoenix.He’s still finalizing details of his next big, multi-million dollar adventure, which will include the Panama and Suez canals, the English Channel, the Amazon again as well as the Atlantic and Pacific oceans and the Red Sea.Costs, including overnight accommodations, plus food and other supplies, will largely be organized by the Arizona-based TDG global marketing and branding firm.Strel won’t be alone in the water. He says he welcomes anyone who’s interested to join him for stretches of the route, including the president of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, who Strel said was a fine swimmer. “We’ll all be discussing ecology — like how to eliminate plastics from water.”How does he rate the Hudson River that flows past the World Trade Center?“It’s not especially clean, but it’s not dangerous, except for the boats, maybe,” he said, compared to what he called “the most dangerous fish on the planet” — the tiny candiru in South America that bores into every human cavity, from the mouth to the ears and nose, growing by feeding on human flesh and blood.By comparison, he said with a laugh, blood-thirsty piranhas “are OK” — but partially because those on the support boat poured buckets of blood into the Amazon to draw the fish away after they attacked him.As for sharks, Strel said they’ve left him alone as long as he swam in the same direction, without confronting them. “I touch them and it’s ‘OK! I’m your friend.’”(VERENA DOBNIK)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Abracadabra? Magician’s son will be CM again

first_imgJaipur, Dec 14 (PTI) It was anything but abracadabra. The Congress decision Friday to pick the magician’s son as the Rajasthan chief minister was neither quick nor easy. Deliberations dragged on in Delhi before the party, which defeated the BJP 99-73 in the assembly elections, chose 67-year-old Ashok Gehlot over the youthful Pradesh Congress Committee president Sachin Pilot for the post that both felt they had earned. Gehlot is an old hand at this job. He first became the state’s chief minister in 1998, the second time in 2008 and is now set to be sworn in for a third stint. The politician has said magic is in his soul. At a conjurors’ convention in 2015 which he inaugurated by performing a little trick of his own Gehlot said he would have followed in his father Lachman Singh’s footsteps had he not joined politics. This he did thanks to Indira Gandhi, according to some accounts. She is said to have noticed his work with East Bengal refugees, and was impressed. He headed the Rajasthan unit of the National Students Union of India (NSUI) and was later seen as a staunch loyalist of the Gandhi family. In his early years in politics, some in the party called him `gilli billi’, a reference to his past when he performed magic on tours as an assistant to his father Lachman Singh Gehlot. Later, another tag stuck.He started being called Rajasthan’s Gandhi’ for is simple lifestyle and mass connect. The connect with party leaders, past and present, is said to have come in handy in the recent elections as well.advertisement As the Congress struggled to reach the halfway mark in the assembly, he was reportedly in touch with party rebels who won as independents, and could be called upon to make up the numbers. After all, he has been at the helm of Congress affairs in the state for years. Apart from being the CM twice earlier, he has won a series of Lok Sabha and assembly elections from the state and headed the Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee four times. Currently an All India Congress Committee (AICC) general secretary, Gehlot has been deployed by the party in crucial roles at the national level. He was appointed AICC general secretary in charge of Gujarat just months ahead of last year’s assembly polls. The Congress didn’t win there but managed to give the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party a big scare in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state. In the recent Karnataka assembly polls, he was there in Bengaluru along with Ghulam Nabi Azad to help stitch together a post-poll coalition with Janata Dal (Secular) to form the government. After his first proper job in the organisation as NSUI’s Rajasthan president from 1974 to 1979, Gehlot went on to become the Jodhpur City Congress Committee president from 1979 to 1982. Then, he was elevated as the state Congress committee’s general secretary. Gehlot was first elected to Parliament in 1980, and went on to win Lok Sabha elections four more times. Since 1999, he has represented the Sardarpura assembly constituency, winning five consecutive terms in the House. At the Centre, Gehlot has served as a minister of state in the ministries of tourism, civil aviation, sports and textiles, in different stints between 1982 and 1993. He was also the AICC general secretary in charge of Delhi and the party’s Sewa Dal from 2004-2009 and member of the Congress Working Committee looking after Himachal Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. He is married to Sunita Gehlot and has a daughter and a son. Gehlot is a graduate in science, a postgraduate in economics and has studied law. And then there is magic and old-fashioned politics on his CV. PTI SDA ASHASHlast_img

Inzamam-ul-Haq could double up as Pakistan’s batting coach ahead of World Cup

first_imgPakistan’s chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq could end up doubling up as the national team’s batting consultant in the upcoming World Cup in England. Inzamam, who is presently in South Africa with the team for the ODI series, has shown interest in working full-time with the national team players.”He has already got involved with the team in South Africa and is attending their nets,” a reliable source in the Pakistan Cricket Board said.”Inzamam could be the next batting coach/consultant of the team before the World Cup as the board is not satisfied with the performance of batting coach, Grant Flower who has been with the team since the last World Cup,” he said.The source said that the selection committee and senior officials in the board were concerned about the decline in the batsmen’s consistency.Inzamam, a veteran of 120 Tests and over 300 one day Internationals, has specially flown to South Africa after Pakistan were whitewashed in the three-match Test series with some dreadful batting collapses.Earlier, in the home series against New Zealand in the UAE, Pakistan suffered dramatic batting collapses which led to two Test defeats and the loss of the series.Inzamam has already had a short stint as batting consultant with the Pakistan team before it went to India in 2012-13 but he and the board couldn’t agree to a permanent contract over financial issues.Former Test captain Asif Iqbal has also called for the coaching staff of the national team to be held accountable for the team’s poor performances.advertisement”We always hear the players getting blamed for any poor show but what about the coaching panel. Are they also not responsible? If our batsmen are constantly making the same mistakes and not improving, it indicates a failure of the batting coach to deliver,” Iqbal said.Also Read | Sarfraz Ahmed personally apologises to Phehlukwayo for racist commentslast_img read more

Evra gets one-match ban for kicking fan

first_imgPatrice Evra Evra gets initial one-match ban for kicking fan before game Dom Farrell Last updated 2 years ago 18:49 11/3/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Patrice Evra Marseille Getty Images Olympique Marseille Vitória Guimarães Vitória Guimarães v Olympique Marseille UEFA Europa League UEFA has suspended the Marseille defender for at least one match after he lashed out at a supporter before the game against Vitoria Patrice Evra has been given an initial one-match ban and the Marseille defender will face a UEFA hearing after his altercation with a fan before Thursday’s Europa League match with Vitoria Guimaraes.Marseille have already launched an internal investigation into the incident, which saw Evra red carded before kick-off after he appeared to kick a supporter.Marseille lost the game in Portugal 1-0 and Evra, who was named among the substitutes by boss Rudi Garcia, will miss his side’s trip to Konyaspor later this month. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player In a statement issued on Friday, UEFA confirmed further punishment could be in the offing, with its Control Ethics and Disciplinary Body set to review the incident next week.The statement read: “Patrice Evra – red card for violent conduct – Art. 15 (1) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations.”Following his dismissal, the player is suspended for at least one match. The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body will decide on this case at its next meeting on 10 November.”Defeat at Vitoria left Marseille second in Group I behind Red Bull Salzburg.A statement released by Marseille after the game read: “Olympique de Marseille has noted the altercation between an individual and Patrice Evra in the warm-up of players during the match against Guimaraes.”An internal investigation was carried out to establish all responsible.”In any case, a professional player must keep his cool in the face of provocations and insults as hard and unjustified as they are.”Similarly, the club can only condemn, by definition, any destructive behaviour by a ‘pseudo supporter’ who insults his own players when everyone must instead support his team.”Evra has made 10 appearances in all competitions this season, while the 36-year-old has featured in four of Marseille’s 11 Ligue 1 fixtures so far.Patrice Evra MarseillePatrice Evra Vitoria Guimaraes Marseille Europa LeagueFormer France boss Raymond Domenech told L’Equipe TV that Evra’s behaviour was akin to career suicide.Evra and Domenech infamously clashed during the latter’s time in charge of the Les Bleus at the 2010 World Cup, when his team captain led a revolt and France crashed out in the group stages.”Earlier, no he did not have suicide tendencies, but this is a suicide attempt,” Domenech said.”In difficult times he was a boss. He played an important role in the dressing room, during group conversations.”But now the end is in sight. This is something psychological. He knows it’s over and he will not play anymore.”Domenech added: “I cannot praise this behaviour, but I can understand him. He thinks he’s invincible, he wants to go and fight with all the supporters.”last_img read more

Manchester City ‘ignored warnings’ and kept Barry Bennell in youth set-up

first_imgFound guilty of multiple sexual offences against boys from the youth systems of Manchester City and Crewe Share on WhatsApp Show 2016 Most of us at Manchester City were held in awe at the coaching ability of Barry Bennell. Share on Twitter Child protection Topics 1978 Bennell’s association with Manchester City begins Thank you for your feedback. “They fetched the directors and I still said I couldn’t work with him. I had pressure off Ken, I had pressure off the scouts, I had pressure off the directors. They called me to the office and I stood firm. ‘Don’t have me anywhere near that man – I don’t want anything to do with him.’ I had all that pressure but I still wouldn’t give it my OK.“I couldn’t believe anyone would take him on full-time. I don’t understand how more people couldn’t see it and I wasn’t shocked at all when it came out what he had been doing. I was expecting it. What’s happened, I’d predicted for years. He offered these young boys stardom and a place on the ladder, but I knew that wasn’t his main motive.”Along with Crewe, City are now under intense pressure to explain what they knew, what they did about it and what safeguarding measures they had in place, especially now the current Premier League leaders have confirmed “serious allegations of child sex abuse” against a second individual, who is dead but had links to the club. A number of victims have told the FA’s independent inquiry, led by Clive Sheldon QC, they believe there was no appetite to challenge Bennell because he was so skilled at finding talented young players who could eventually be worth a lot of money.One parent wrote to City to complain that Bennell had boys in his room late at night on trips away. Yet when one director, Chris Muir, was asked about it on Channel Four’s Dispatches documentary in 1997 he explained that “football allowed him to stay because he was producing the goods”.Barnes also made it clear on the same programme that he did not see any reason to be alarmed. “What do you call them?” he asked, laughing. “Piddyphiles, is it?”What they did not disclose to the documentary-makers was that the police had interviewed them, along with Fleet and another member of the youth-team staff, Terry Farrell, when Bennell was first arrested in Florida in 1994. Bennell charged with multiple child sexual abuse offences between 1979 and 1990 2017 Share on LinkedIn Bennell released and takes new identity as Richard Jones Hide 1974 Timeline Barry Bennell’s career and crimes 1998 2015 Children Pinterest Andy Woodward tells the Guardian he was abused by Bennell; other former players follow suit Barry Bennell: unmasking of football paedophile who ruined young lives – video explainer 2018 Twitter 15 February 1985 Play Video We found they were quite evasive at the club … We were probing to try to find out why [Bennell] leftcenter_img Barry Bennell Gary Cliffe was abused hundreds of times in City’s set-up. ‘If those in positions of responsibility had challenged Bennell, hundreds of wrecked lives could have been saved,’ he says. Photograph: Christopher Thomond/The Guardian Bennell was not given the job but, despite those warnings, he remained in City’s set-up, coaching at their old training ground and even abusing boys while sunbathing on the pitch at Maine Road, the club’s former ground, before moving to Crewe in 1985. He is now being identified as potentially the worst paedophile, in terms of the number of boys affected, there has ever been in sport, having preyed on young footballers for almost a quarter of a century before he was arrested on a club tour to Florida in 1994. A second trial is now likely as the police go through the complaints from other former players, mostly from Manchester City and Crewe.Len Davies, who spent many years working for City as a youth-team scout, has admitted one of England’s major football clubs was “beguiled and hoodwinked” and police documents recall a number of senior staff, including the chief scout Ken Barnes, being “quite evasive” and not prepared to explain why Bennell had left the club, other than citing “irregularities”.Cliffe, now 47, is convinced City ought to have reported Bennell and removed him from the club’s junior system if there were any concerns about his relationship with young boys. “If those in positions of responsibility had challenged Bennell, hundreds of wrecked lives could have been saved,” he said. “They buried their heads. They had a duty of care and they failed dramatically.”City are holding a QC-led inquiry and have identified another alleged paedophile – now deceased – with whom they have “potential historic connections”. They named him on Thursday night as John Broome, a part-time scout. They said they believed he was not connected to Bennell and were investigating his alleged offences. The club are facing the possibility of large-scale legal action. Fleet’s evidence shows Bennell continued to work in football for around 15 years after they were warned to avoid him.“I was an FA coach at the time and at all the coaches’ meetings, at Everton, the Cliff [Manchester United’s old training ground], City and lots of places, whenever the talk got round to Barry Bennell it was never good,” Fleet said. “People would say he was ‘dodgy’ and if his name was brought up everyone would just shake their heads. It was general knowledge and I could see it with my own eyes. He nauseated me. I just knew – instant intuition – that the rumours were sound, that he wasn’t right and that he wouldn’t be good for the club.“When Ken Barnes and other people at the club tried to fetch him in I told them I didn’t want anything to do with it. ‘He’s a star-maker,’ Ken said, ‘and he finds good lads,’ and that was true because Bennell was a very good scout. But I also knew he was a risk. In football, like any sport where there’s young people, there are perverts and I wouldn’t even let him into our coaches’ room. I felt so strongly about it I put my job on the line. Barry Bennell starts coaching, aged 16 Gets further two-year sentence for offences against 12-year-old; serves half of it Joins Crewe Alexandra as youth development officer Was this helpful? Share via Email Share on Messenger Share on Pinterest 2004 Receives his first prison sentence, in the US, for offences against boys after being arrested there while on tour with Stone Dominoes 7:38 Crewe are also under intense scrutiny and a number of victims have called for the longstanding chairman, John Bowler, and the director of football, Dario Gradi, a figurehead at the club for more than 30 years, to resign since Andy Woodward and another former player, Steve Walters, told this newspaper what happened to them, instigating what the FA chairman, Greg Clarke, has described as the biggest crisis he can remember in the sport. Gradi has been suspended by the FA, though no official reason has been given.Crewe said in November 2016 they would hold an independent review “at the earliest opportunity” but, 15 months on, have still not started it, claiming an unnamed authority told them to hold off until the criminal case was over. City, in stark contrast, say they received no such advice.Both clubs have been asked by the Guardian if they want to comment about the new revelations and Crewe will also have to explain why Bennell was allowed to continue in his job when their former managing director, Hamilton Smith, has turned whistle-blower to reveal he instigated top-level talks, involving Bowler and Gradi, in the late-1980s because of an allegation against a man who has since described himself as a “monster.Bennell was even paid expenses to take boys home during his seven years with the club and Gradi, the Guardian can reveal, was one of the people who supplied character references – his written on Crewe letter headed paper – when his colleague and friend was awaiting his 1994 court case in Florida.In a statement, City offered “heartfelt sympathy to all victims for the unimaginably traumatic experiences they have endured. No one can remove their suffering or that of others who suffered sexual abuse as children as a result of their involvement with football. All victims were entitled to expect full protection from the kind of harm they endured.”In a statement following the verdict, Crewe Alexandra said the club wanted “to reiterate that it was not aware of any sexual abuse by Mr Bennell, nor did it receive any complaint about sexual abuse by him, either before or during his employment with the club”.It said that the club cooperated fully with the police in relation to Bennell’s prosecution in 1997 and with the recent investigation. “As a result of their investigations, the police found no evidence to corroborate that the club was aware of Mr Bennell’s offending,” said the statement. It added: “The club wishes to make it absolutely clear that had it had any suspicion or belief that Mr Bennell was committing acts of abuse, either before, during or after he left the club’s employment, the club would have informed the police immediately.”The NSPCC’s football abuse helpline can be called 24 hours a day on 0800 023 2642. Involved with Senrab FC, a junior team that had links with Chelsea Manchester City Admits 25 offences against six boys and gets nine-year sentence in the UK Manchester City, one of the clubs most seriously implicated in the Barry Bennell sexual abuse scandal, have been accused of putting hundreds of boys in danger after it emerged they were warned by one of their own coaches in the late-1970s it was “general knowledge” he was a risk to children.Bennell, who is facing complaints from another 86 former footballers, continued scouting and coaching for City’s junior teams, raping and molesting countless boys in seven years connected to the club, even though high-ranking officials had been warned to keep away from a man who now faces the rest of his life in prison and has been described as having “almost an insatiable appetite” for young boys.The revelations leave City facing a number of questions now Bennell has been convicted of 50 counts of sexual abuse against 12 victims. Bennell, 64, will be sentenced on Monday after admitting seven of the charges, with the jury returning guilty verdicts for the other 43 offences. 1992 news Share on Facebook 1994 Facebook Barnes died in 2010 and his daughter, Karen, says it would be wrong to suggest he did not take the matter seriously enough. “I can unequivocally state that my father was absolutely and utterly appalled to hear about the abuse suffered. He also complained bitterly that much of what he said when interviewed for Dispatches had been edited. My father was a considerate and honest man, to which any of the footballers who knew him will attest.”According to police files, the detectives investigating the 1994 case found Barnes “very cagey” and “played his cards close to his chest”. Muir said he had heard rumours about an incident involving Bennell and volunteered a boy’s name. Barnes, however, would not give a proper explanation about the “irregularities” that meant Bennell leaving for Crewe.“He [Barnes] wasn’t really prepared to go into them at all,” Detective Sergeant Geoffrey Elvey of Crewe CID says in evidence provided to the Florida police. “We found they were quite evasive at the club. It was quite a lengthy interview. Obviously we were probing to try to find out why he [Bennell] left the club and basically I got the impression that Mr Barnes didn’t want or Mr Farrell really didn’t want to tell us. Bear in mind they are quite a prominent professional club and possibly wouldn’t want any sort of media attention drawn to the club.” Farrell declined to comment to the Guardian.Davies, who died seven years ago, admits in a 2000 book that whereas Fleet “did not ever accept him [Bennell] as a person or coach” other people at City, including himself and Barnes, drastically misjudged the situation.“Most of us at Manchester City, including those responsible for the enhancement of junior football, were held in awe at the coaching ability of Barry Bennell. I think the majority of us … were taken in and let down. Hundreds of people, and all the kids who played for him, trusted him. I only hope that the boys and their parents who suffered will forgive us in that we, too, were beguiled and hoodwinked by this terrible person.” Davies adds that “inquiries about his behaviour never revealed his paedophiliac mentality until it was too late”. 1970 Leaves Crewe. Takes up coaching roles with Stoke City and Stone Dominoes Cries of “yes” came from the public gallery at Liverpool crown court where six complainants sat with family members as the final verdicts were read out on Thursday and some were in tears. Bennell sat muttering to himself and shaking his head. The first victim to initiate these proceedings, Gary Cliffe, has waived his anonymity to speak exclusively to the Guardian about the hundreds of occasions when he was abused, aged 11 to 15, in City’s set-up.Police documents from the 1990s question whether City were later involved in a cover-up, with one of the detectives investigating the case suggesting the club’s priority was to avoid damaging publicity, and the Guardian has seen a written admission from another former employee in which he acknowledges that “suspicions about him [Bennell] were aired on many an occasion.”An investigation by this newspaper has also led to a taped interview in which Bennell states he had to leave his coaching role at Crewe Alexandra, the club he joined after City, because a complaint had been made against him, raising further questions about why he was not reported at the time. Crewe provided references for his next job and have been the subject of a police investigation as well as being a major focus of the Football Association’s independent inquiry.However, it can now be revealed that Bennell was identified as a risk long before joining Crewe and that one member of City’s staff, the youth-team coach Steve Fleet, put his own job on the line when the club’s directors wanted to give the man they called “the star-maker” a full-time role as youth development officer. Reuse this contentlast_img read more

‘Infinitely sorry’ Karius vows to come back stronger

first_imgLiverpool Karius apologises to ‘unbelievable’ Liverpool fans after Champions League final blunders Goal Last updated 1 year ago 23:40 5/27/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Loris Karius Real Madrid Liverpool Getty Images Liverpool UEFA Champions League Real Madrid v Liverpool Real Madrid The hapless goalkeeper admitted he endured a sleepless night after his errors handed goals to Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale in Kiev Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius has issued an apology to his team-mates and the club’s fans after making two costly errors in Saturday’s Champions League final defeat. With the game poised at 0-0 in the second half, Karius inexplicably threw the ball to Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema to allow the Blancos to take the lead in Kiev. And while he could do nothing to stop Gareth Bale retaking the initiative with a stunning overhead kick, the German will also be unhappy at letting a tame shot from the substitute slip through his fingers to make it 3-1 on the night.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Karius was visibly distraught after the final whistle, and he admitted that the errors had played on his mind as he begged the Reds’ faithful for forgiveness. “Haven’t really slept until now… the scenes are still running through my head again and again… I’m infinitely sorry to my teammates, for you fans, and for all the staff,” Karius said in a series of tweets on Sunday.”I know that I messed it up with the two mistakes and let you all down…Haven’t really slept until now… the scenes are still running through my head again and again… I’m infinitely sorry to my teammates, for you fans, and for all the staff. I know that I messed it up with the two mistakes and let you all down…— Loris Karius (@LorisKarius) 27 de mayo de 2018…As I said I’d just like to turn back the time but that’s not possible. It’s even worse as we all felt that we could have beaten Real Madrid and we were in the game for a long time…— Loris Karius (@LorisKarius) 27 de mayo de 2018…Thank you to our unbelievable fans who came to Kiev and held my back, even after the game. I don’t take that for granted and once again it showed me what a big family we are. Thank you and we will come back stronger.— Loris Karius (@LorisKarius) 27 de mayo de 2018″As I said I’d just like to turn back the time but that’s not possible. It’s even worse as we all felt that we could have beaten Real Madrid and we were in the game for a long time…”Thank you to our unbelievable fans who came to Kiev and held my back, even after the game. I don’t take that for granted and once again it showed me what a big family we are. Thank you and we will come back stronger.”Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp and club captain Jordan Henderson rallied to Karius’ defence after the game, while Dejan Lovren insisted, “we win together, we lose together.”Italian side Napoli also sympathised with the beleaguered shot-stopper, telling him “don’t cry” on the social media website and maintaining that “anyone can have an off-night.”Non piangere @LorisKarius, una serata storta può capitare a tutti. Coraggio campione. Un abbraccio dal @sscnapoli.— Official SSC Napoli (@sscnapoli) 26 de mayo de 2018Victory for Real meant that the Spanish side completed a famous third consecutive Champions League victory, a feat last achieved under the old European Cup format by Bayern Munich more than 40 years ago. Liverpool, meanwhile, will try to go one better in next season’s competition after missing out on the title they last lifted under the management of Rafa Benitez in 2004-5. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

World Boxing Championships: Amit Panghal creates history, becomes first Indian male boxer to reach final

first_imgWorld Boxing Championships: Amit Panghal creates history, becomes first Indian male boxer to reach finalWorld Boxing Championships 2019: Reigning Asian Games gold medallist Amit Panghal has assured himself of at least a silver medal as he became the first Indian male boxer to reach the final at the world meet. Manish Kaushik finished with a bronze after losing the 63kg semi-final on Friday.advertisement Next India Today Web Desk Nur-Sultan (Kazakhstan)September 20, 2019UPDATED: September 20, 2019 16:53 IST Amit Panghal in a file image (IANS Photo)HIGHLIGHTSAmit Panghal reached the final of men’s 52kg event on FridayPanghal defeated Saken Bibossinov via split decisionManish Kaushik finished with bronze after losing 63kg semi-finalIndia’s Amit Panghal has created history by becoming the first Indian male boxer to reach the final of AIBA World Boxing Championships. Panghal has assured himself of at least a silver medal after defeating Kazakhstan’s Saken Bibossinov by split decision (3-2) in the 52kg semi-final on Friday in Ekaterinburg, Russia.Amit Panghal, the Asian Games gold medallist, has thus surpassed World Championships bronze medalists of the likes of Vijender Singh, Vikas Krishan, Shiva Thapa and Gaurav Bidhuri after becoming the first Indian male boxer to breach the semi-final barrier.Amit Panghal showed a lot of class as he took his time in the first round before landing some crucial punches. Panghal was quick-footed as he swayed away from punches and landed a few fine left jabs. As the bout entered the 2nd round, Panghal started dominating and put pressure on his Kazak opponent Bibossinov. While Bibossinov fought back in the 3rd round, Panghal kept his cool and prevailed 3-2 in the exhausting bout.Congratulations #amitpanghal reached in finals in world champions ???? go for gold brother ????Vijender Singh (@boxervijender) September 20, 2019Amit Panghal @Boxerpanghal you absolute beauty – congratulations on becoming the first boxer in India’s history to reach the men’s finals of the world championships – congratulations to @OGQ_India and @BFI_official for supporting him. Go for gold – make Haryana and India proudParth Jindal (@ParthJindal11) September 20, 2019Manish Kaushik finishes with bronzeMeanwhile, Manish Kaushik lost the 63kg semi-final bout to former world champion and top-seeded Cuban Andy Cruz Gomes by unanimous decision (5-0) in Ekaterinburg. Manish thus became only the sixth Indian male boxer to medal at the World Championships.advertisementAmit Panghal and Manish Kaushik helped India create history at the ongoing World Championships when they had reached the semi-final as India had not won more than a single bronze medal at a single edition of the world meet.Amit Panghal will face Uzbekistan’s Shakhobidin Zoirov, the reigning Olympic gold medalist, in the final on Saturday in Ekaterinburg.Panghal has been one of India’s most consistent boxers in the recent past.Ever since Panghal went on to win the bronze at Asian Championships in 2017, the 23-year-old has been on an upward trajectory.Panghal won the Asian Games gold medal in 2018, months after winning the silver medal in Commonwealth Games. Panghal warmed up to the World Championships this year with a gold at the Asian Championships in April 2019.Panghal, Manish seal berths in Olympic qualifiersThe Boxing Federation of India (BFI) had made it clear that boxers who win medals at the World Championships will be automatic picks for the Olympic qualifiers scheduled in February in China.”Yes, Amit and Manish will be going to the qualifiers. There will not be any trials in their weight categories now,” Indian Boxing’s High-Performance Director Santiago Nieva told PTI.The rest of the squad will be picked on the basis of camp performance, points accumulated at international events and in some cases, trials.Also Read | Amit Panghal, Manish Kaushik seal places in Olympics qualifiers with World Championships medalsAlso Read | How India mismanaged Hima Das, Dipa Karmakar injuries; IFSM letter revealsFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow World Boxing ChampionshipsFollow Amit PanghalFollow Manish Kaushiklast_img read more

Hry Cabinet okays many changes in state job recruitment rules

first_imgChandigarh: The Haryana Cabinet Tuesday decided to grant five extra marks to a candidate taking the police recruitment test for the first time and make necessary changes in the rules for this. The Haryana government took the decision in a Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar. To ensure this, the meeting approved requisite changes in the Punjab Police (Haryana) Rules, an official statement said. In another decision, the Cabinet also decided to give up to 10 per cent extra marks to widows, orphans and people belonging to denotified tribes, besides those who do not have an immediate family member in any government job. This incentive would be given to applicant for all category of state jobs, whether belonging to class B, C or D. For this purpose, the Cabinet amended the Haryana SSC’s notification. The Cabinet also approved some amendment in the Haryana Motor Vehicle Rules, 1993 to authorise educational institutions officials to issue learners’ driving licence to their students for non-commercial vehicles.last_img read more

Fresh stimulus package will boost growth and stabilise economy CII

first_imgNew Delhi: Industry body CII on Sunday said the multi-sectoral and multi-dimensional policy stimulus announced last week will have significant impact, imparting stability and underpinning a new growth impetus for India. CII said the measures announced come at a time when the world economy is buffeted by global headwinds and trade slowdown. “Coming in the wake of several retaliatory and counter-retaliatory trade measures between the two largest global trading nations, the economic package announced by Nirmala Sitharaman, Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs, on Friday imparts stability and underpins a new growth impetus for India,” it added. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalCII President Vikram Kirloskar said the macro impact of the economic package announced can be expected to be significant. “It is indeed commendable that all these multi-sectoral steps were carried out without pressure on the fiscal deficit. With her six-dimensional announcement, FM has indeed hit a sixer out of the grounds,” he added. The industry body said it expects that the economy will climb up in the coming months. CII’s Business Outlook Survey for April-June 2019 stood at 59.6, lower than 65.2 in the previous quarter. It showed that as of June, two-thirds of survey respondents expected growth of over 6.5 per cent for 2019-20. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boost”The comprehensive measures removing enhanced surcharge on FPIs (foreign portfolio investors) and DIs (domestic investors), securing transmission of lower repo rates, addressing delayed payments and ensuring that bank officials are confident about lending are strategically targeted towards raising investments,” CII President-Designate Uday Kotak said. Creation of a shelf of infrastructure projects and announcement of a long-term financial institution have wide positive ramifications for the economy, he said adding that the industry is looking forward to more such announcements from the finance minister as mentioned by her in speech on Friday.last_img read more

Sheshatshiu wrestling team enlists UFC fighter to gain NAIG edge

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe biggest youth sporting event in North American is just days away.The wrestling team from Newfoundland and Labrador are ready for the games.They’ve enlisted a UFC fighter to give them a leg up on the competition.APTN’s Ossie Michelin has this story.last_img

TC Energy updates Fort St John City Council on Coastal Gaslink Pipeline

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Representatives from the newly named TC Energy made a presentation to Fort St. John City Council on the progress of Coastal Gaslink project. The project will start in the Groundbirch area of the Peace Region with a compressor building. The first two sections of the eight construction sections take place in the Peace River Regional District. Work on that section of the pipeline will be done by the Surerus Murphy Joint Venture during this summer and winter.Currently, preparations are taking place in order to implement camps once roads are upgraded to create access. Giddens shares they are looking to August for the start date as they are slightly behind schedule due to permitting.2019 is about creating access by clearing in order to start construction. Surerus started by creating new access roads, clearing activities and clearing for the Sukunka River Camp, which will be located on clear cut back land.The Sukunka Camp will be the most used camp as it will run for three seasons. This year the camp will house 300 workers. In 2020 they foresee 600 workers and in 2021 peaking at 700 workers.The camps will be self-contained including rooms that have their own washrooms, laundry, gym, kitchens generators, water supply, waste handling, security, and medical to decrease the demand on community services. Kiel Giddens, Public Affairs, Manager of TC Energy spoke to Council at the Monday, July 8th, 2019 meeting regarding the state of their Groundbirch to Kitimat pipeline. Despite the rough start with the activities to block the movement towards construction south of Houston on the Morice River Bridge. The company now has an injunction in place to start work. Watch the full presentation from TC Energy at the Fort St. John City Council Meeting on July 8, 2019. With a hire local first mandate, TC Energy shared they are proud partners with communities and organizations by investing 8 million in community initiatives and 3 million in skills training and education, such as new welding booths at the new training centre at the Northern Lights College.Construction of the pipeline will create 2500 direct jobs and $400 million in subcontracting opportunities locally.Once all construction workers leave, the land is returned back to the most practical natural state with a 10 metre opening for maintenance. TC Energy wants to be accountable for being environmentally responsible and a safe projectGidden shares social media to be open and available is important to the company and now they have a FB Page to keep people up to date with what is going on.last_img read more

General Assembly examines reports by UN war crimes tribunals

Introducing the report on the activities of the International Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), Tribunal President Judge Claude Jorda said the Trial Chambers had pronounced six judgments on 17 accused and issued many decisions over the past 12 months. In the Appeals Chamber, the judges had issued 30 decisions and three judgements for seven defendants. With the gradual adoption of reform, the Tribunal’s judicial activity had increased, making it possible for the Tribunal to double its trial capacity and complete first-instance proceedings in 2007, he said. Judge Jorda noted, however, that several accused high-ranking political and military leaders remained at large, with some of them residing with impunity in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, and others taking refuge in the Republika Srpska. To have the courts of the countries from the former Yugoslavia conduct trials in some cases would lighten the Tribunal’s workload, he said, but warned that the international community must ensure that with such “relocation” of cases, war criminals did not enjoy impunity, and that trials were not trials only in name. Introducing the report of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), the court’s President, Judge Navanethem Pillary, noted that seven trials involving 17 defendants were currently in progress.As for why the number of judgements by the Tribunal was low – just eight in four years – Judge Pillary said the Prosecutor’s strategy had focused on suspects who were alleged to have been in the highest positions of leadership and authority in Rwanda in 1994. Trials of those who were the alleged architects of killings were far more complicated because command responsibility had to be established and a far greater range of facts was at issue.Judge Pillary noted that there was broad consensus among the judges that the delays experienced by both Tribunals needed to be addressed, and that there was a need for greater control over the presentation of evidence by the parties. In other action this morning, the Assembly appointed a number of new members to several subsidiary financial and budgetary bodies, the International Civil Service Commission (ICSC) and the UN Board of Auditors. read more

Refugee repatriation to Liberia jumps sharply UN refugee agency says

Citing improved security after years of civil war, more than 5,000 Liberian refugees have returned home from Côte d’Ivoire in the past four weeks, a big jump from the total of 700 who returned in the first five months of the year, the United Nations refugee agency said today.The returnees, who have gone mainly to eastern Maryland and Nimba counties, told staff members from the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) that security conditions had improved in Liberia and deteriorated somewhat in western Côte d’Ivoire, where some had lived for over a decade during the 14-year Liberian civil conflict.UNHCR has repatriated 28,000 Liberians from Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Nigeria and Sierra Leone since it launched the voluntary repatriation programme last October. Some 6,500 Liberian refugees were allowed to emigrate to the United States from 2003, but the programme is being closed down, UNHCR said.About 470,000 Liberian refugees remain in Côte d’Ivoire, mainly in the west, it said. read more

Baseball Ohio State hopes to snap threegame skid in midweek matchup against

OSU freshman infielder Noah West (8) hits a home run during the first game of their double header against Minnesota on Mar. 25. Credit: Ed Sutelan | Lantern reporterIn the Ohio State baseball team’s first taste of Big Ten play for the season, little went right for the Buckeyes. Over the three-game sweep at the hands of the Minnesota Golden Gophers, the Buckeyes surrendered a total of 26 runs on 41 hits and managed to produce only 12 runs on 19 hits over the weekend.With another chance to pick up some wins in conference play this upcoming weekend against Purdue, the Buckeyes must first gain some momentum against the 11-11 Ohio University Bobcats at home on Tuesday. Coach Greg Beals believes the team is currently missing that one hit and that his offense will need to start finding some consistency in order to find its stride again.“Offensively, we’re always searching. We need to get better,” Beals said. “I thought we had some quality at-bats, but … we’re missing the hit when we really need one.”Scouting Ohio UniversityOSU has not been playing its best baseball of late, but OU has itself been finding difficulties making it into the win column. After starting the season 11-7, the Bobcats have lost each of their past four games, including a three-game sweep at home to Butler University.The 11 wins the team has compiled at this point have been derived largely from the success of its pitching staff. As a unit, the team has a combined ERA of 3.65, Of the nine pitchers who have contributed double-digit inning totals to the team so far, only one has an ERA north of 3.50 while five of the pitchers have sub-3.00 ERAs.A big reason the team’s pitching staff has found so much success so far is its ability to miss bats. In 202 innings pitched this season, the Bobcats have struck out 199 batters (8.87 batters per nine innings) and have held opposing hitters to a measly .243 batting average. While the pitching staff has been able to keep runs off the scoreboard, the Bobcat offense has had an equally challenging time bringing runners across the plate. The lineup does not have a single batter with a batting average over .300 and, as a unit, the team is batting just .254. OSU has struggled to make consistent contact, as well as the inability to make much out of the contact it makes. While the team’s on-base percentage is at .333, its slugging percentage is actually a point below, sitting at .332 on the season. They have 10 home runs, less than half of the 22 accumulated by the OSU offense. The star on the team this season has been redshirt junior pitcher and designated hitter Michael Klein. As a batter, Klein is slashing .299/.371/.517 with team-leading totals in walks (nine), hits (26), RBI (13) and slugging percentage. He is also tied for the team lead in batting average and home runs (four).On the mound, Klein has been the top starting pitcher for the Bobcats. Klein has the lowest ERA of any of the weekend starting pitchers at 2.19 and has allowed just 22 hits and six walks with 27 strikeouts in his 24.2 innings of work.Injury-riddled Bullpen Needs Arms to Step UpThe Buckeyes were missing two key arms in their bullpen over the past weekend, and it certainly did not help an aspect of the team that has struggled this season. With redshirt junior starting pitcher Adam Niemeyer out with an elbow injury, sophomore pitcher Connor Curlis was forced to shift from bullpen arm to starting pitcher on Saturday. Redshirt junior relief pitcher Kyle Michalik was also out over the weekend with an ankle injury. His status for Tuesday’s game against OU remains uncertain.After his team’s bullpen was unable to keep the game close in Saturday’s 15-5, Game 1 blowout, Beals said his team needs to get healthy soon in order to help alleviate some of the woes of the pitching staff.“We’re a little banged up in our pitching staff and when we put together the travel roster opening day, there’s four guys that as far as the pitchers, the 12 pitchers, there’s four guys that we had on that opening day travel roster that were not available to us this weekend,” Beals said. “So we need to get healthy to help us on the mound, so that we can keep ourselves in ball games better than we did there in Game 1.”Junior relief pitcher Seth Kinker is currently the only healthy Buckeye reliever owning a sub-3.00 ERA and one of only three arms with a sub-4.00 ERA.And as one of the leaders in that bullpen, Kinker is trying to help the inexperienced arms develop that relief mindset of trusting their stuff and being ready for any moment to be brought into the game.“Some of the leaders in the bullpen have also brought everyone together and we’re talking about certain situations where your name is going to be called and you need to be able to step up and command that situation,” Kinker said.Kinker also emphasized that the only way pitchers will develop confidence in their skill is by continuing to work on it and gaining experience on the mound.“You’ve got to be out there to get that confidence. And the only time you get that confidence is going day in and day out, working day in and day out and in the end, you’re going to find that confidence in your stuff,” Kinker said. “Rather than going out there, not being ready for that situation. I think that everyone just needs to calm down a little bit, it’s the first weekend. We’re going to find that confidence here in a little bit.”The two teams will look to get back to their winning ways on Tuesday with first pitch scheduled for 6:35 p.m. at Bill Davis Stadium. read more

Briton lives off nuts and raw fish for days after boat trip

first_imgA group of conservation workers have told how they spent five days stranded in a Mexican jungle, surviving on raw fish and a handful of peanuts after their boat capsized.A British member of the group, Rachel Bradley, 31, said that to keep from starving they used mosquito nets to catch tiny fish and swallowed them after removing the heads.The group of four were on a river expedition through the Yucatan Peninsula in south eastern Mexico when their adventure went wrong. After hurtling over waterfalls and emerging each time covered in leeches, the explorers found themselves being pushed further and further into the heart of the 4.7 million acre (1.9million hectare) jungle.“The water just kept flowing faster and faster,” said Ms Bradley, from Stockton in Teesside. “But at this point it was too late to go back.”When two of the four boats flipped over and were lost, their food, first aid equipment and GPS navigation system also vanished.The group anchored the remaining boats together using vines to stop them floating off and examined the food they had left. She added: “Throughout it all there was that feeling of ‘what if nobody comes?’“I just kept feeling guilty for my family back in Stockton, in case I didn’t come back.”Jon Bonfiglio, who was leading the expedition, said: “We were not naive idiots going over a cliff edge.“We sat down with locals and talked to them about the river, but people told us there was only one waterfall, even the local people didn’t know of all the waterfalls or the perils. I had no inkling of what we were getting into.”Mr Bonfiglio, from Gibralter, had to spend the entire five days in his underpants, having stripped off to jump into the water and help another member of the group into a boat after their craft capsized.He said: “I was virtually naked throughout the whole thing, I lost all my clothes and had to stay in my underpants.”It was like all the best horror films, it started beautifully, the river was meant to be placid and gentle, no one mentioned the rapids and waterfall.”They were eventually rescued by a man named “John of the Gods” who took them to a nearby home where they showered and rested. “My legs were all cut from the palm leaves and I had bruising on my bum from sleeping on a branch,” said Ms Bradley, who also had an eye infection but did not need hospital treatment.“We ended up being a very close group,” added Mr Bonfiglio. “No one shouted at each other but there was the unspoken, ‘What happens if they don’t find us today? What happens if they don’t find us tomorrow?’” Ms Bradley said: “I had a couple of bags of peanuts left and we rationed them to five peanuts a day.“We were forced to use mosquito nets to catch little fish that were no bigger than your thumb. We had to bite their heads off and swallow them whole.”Without basic supplies, they had to sip dirty river water and with the jungle submerged at that time of year, sleeping arrangements were made in tree branches.She said: “We realised the best way of being found was just to stay still.“Lying in a tree for a couple of days wasn’t the plan when we went out, but we thought the safest place was just staying put and hoping someone could find us.” Rachel said they were eventually rescued by a man called “John of the Gods” Rachel said they were eventually rescued by a man called “John of the Gods” Credit:KTD Media 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. Jon Bonfiglio is the director of the Clipperton Project which takes explorers through some of the world's most remote areas Jon Bonfiglio is the director of the Clipperton Project which takes explorers through some of the world’s most remote areasCredit:KTD Medialast_img read more

County receives four new flu death reports while confirmed flu cases wane

first_imgCounty receives four new flu death reports while confirmed flu cases wane April 11, 2019 KUSI Newsroom Posted: April 11, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, center_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – While countywide influenza cases have declined, county health officials announced Thursday that they received reports of four more flu deaths last week.The four people all had additional medical issues and were between the ages of 69 and 90 years old, according to the county’s Health and Human Services Agency. This flu season’s death toll is now at 59, well shy of the 333 flu deaths the county confirmed at this time last flu season.Confirmed flu cases dropped by nearly half, from a revised 556 cases the week before to 313 cases last week. The county has now confirmed 8,764 flu cases this season, the majority of which have been influenza A H3N2, which largely affects seniors and very young people. County health officials have also received reports of influenza A Pandemic H1N1 and influenza B.“While influenza appears to be waning, it is still important for people to continue taking precautions to avoid getting sick,” said Dr. Wilma Wooten, the county’s public health officer. “The best protection against the flu is getting vaccinated.”County health officials and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention strongly advise the annual flu vaccination for everyone 6 months and older, especially in demographics with a heightened risk of serious complications, such as pregnant women, people older than 65 and people with chronic conditions.Flu shots are available at doctors’ offices, retail pharmacies, community clinics and the county’s public health centers. Residents also can call 211 or visit the county’s immunization program website,, for a list of county locations administering free vaccines. Updated: 6:16 PM Categories: Health, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Independent Voter Project California primary education campaign

first_img June 14, 2019 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – California has moved up its primary from June to March in hopes of making the state more relevant in the national conversation on election day.According to the Independent Voter Project a huge issue from 2016, is carrying over to 2020 and 5.6 million independent party or NPP voters will not be able to select a presidential candidate unless they take action.County Registrars from Sacramento to San Diego are preparing a huge outreach and education campaign for the electorate on this ballot issue.San Diego County Registrar Michael Vu on the issue, “We are planning an extensive outreach and education effort in this area and will need the support of all political parties, presidential campaigns, interested organizations and the media to be in sync with us to reduce any confusion.”For more information click here. Independent Voter Project California primary education campaign Categories: California News, Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News, Politics FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, Posted: June 14, 2019last_img read more

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