India holds funerals for soldiers killed in China border clash as tensions stay high

first_imgBut both blamed each other for the deadliest border clash at since 1967 and said they must rein in their troops.”The need of the hour was for Chinese side to reassess its action and take corrective action,” the Indian foreign ministry quoted Jaishankar has telling Wang.The Chinese diplomat said India must punish those responsible for the conflict and control its frontline troops, the Chinese foreign ministry said.Rising tensions with China – whose economy is five times bigger than India’s and has a better funded military – has become Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s most serious foreign policy challenge since he took power in 2014. The two nuclear-armed countries fought a brief border war in 1962 and have had occasional flare-ups when patrols have confronted each other at the poorly defined Line of Actual Control, or the de facto border.But on Monday night, hundreds of soldiers fought with iron rods and clubs studded with nails in freezing heights for several hours.Dozens of people lined the street in the southern town of Suryapet as the body of army colonel B.Santosh Babu wrapped in the Indian flag was brought home.Funerals of other soldiers will also be taking place in their hometowns and villages, including several in the eastern state of Bihar.”The sacrifice of our soldiers will not be allowed to go waste,” Modi said.Hardline nationalist groups tied to Modi’s Bharatiya Janata party have stepped up calls for a boycott of Chinese goods and cancellation of contracts with Chinese firms.”In the current situation, the China issue should not be taken lightly…In many cases, there may be Chinese money invested, but I think the regular things we buy from the market, one should certainly make sure that we avoid Chinese products,” Food and Consumer Affairs minister Ram Vilas Paswan told the Economic Times.India’s financial markets have reacted nervously.Both the NSE Nifty 50 index and the benchmark S&P BSE Sensex index swung between minor gains and losses as investors fretted over Indo-China tensions.The Nifty was last up 0.15% at 9,897.85 by 0528 GMT, while the Sensex was up 0.05% at 33,523.63. India prepared to hold funerals on Thursday for some of the 20 soldiers killed in brutal hand-to-hand fighting with Chinese troops in a disputed mountainous border region, as the two governments sought to de-escalate tensions.Troops remained on alert at the Galwan Valley in the western Himalayas three days after the clashes, in which India said China had also suffered casualties.Indian Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar spoke to top Chinese diplomat Wang Yi on Wednesday and the two sides agreed not to take any steps to escalate matters and instead ensure peace and stability on the contested frontier.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Governor Wolf Orders Commonwealth Flags at Half-Staff to Honor Harold “Don” Whipple

first_img Flag Order Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf has ordered all commonwealth flags on the Capitol Complex and at all commonwealth facilities in Lycoming County to fly at half-staff to honor Harold “Don” Whipple.Harold “Don” Whipple, 33, a Pennsylvania Department of Transportation employee, died after being involved in a severe motor vehicle accident on Wednesday, August 3, 2016 while performing his job duties.Flags shall be lowered to half-staff and remain lowered until sunset on Monday, August 15, 2016.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Governor Wolf Orders Commonwealth Flags at Half-Staff to Honor Harold “Don” Whipple SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img August 10, 2016last_img

Gold Coast summer auction blitz before Commonwealth Games

first_imgNorthcove, a Hamptons property at Broadbeach Waters, is going under the hammer on December 16., Broadbeach Waters.UPCOMING AUCTIONS:104/3645 Main Beach Pde, Main Beach- December 25 Midshipman Court, Paradise Waters- December 280 Admiralty Drive, Paradise Waters, December 482-82 Savoy Drive, Broadbeach Waters- December 161 Saywell St, Sorrento- December 9HUNDREDS of properties will go under the hammer on the Gold Coast over summer in a final selling blitz before the Commonwealth Games.All eyes will be on the property market with auctions predicted to attract big crowds alongside interstate and international buyers. 1 Saywell St, Sorrento is going under the hammer on December 9. Auctioneer Andrew Bell at work. Picture Glenn HampsonHe said more than a quarter of his agency’s auction listings had sold prior to auction.“(This) is the highest level I’ve ever experienced,” he said.“More Sydney buyers are entering the market and they really understand the auction process very well.“It’s a better way of buying because it is out in the open and not in the dark, and it also maximises the price for the seller.” More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North1 hour ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa21 hours agoAll eyes will be on this Main Beach penthouse when it goes under the hammer on December 2. 104 DeVille, 3645 Main Beach Pde, Main Beach. 104 DeVille, 3645 Main Beach Pde, Main Beach.He said there was more variety for buyers throughout the summer selling season.“Because there’s such a smorgasbord from the various agencies, buyers have plenty of choice,” he said. “The selection is far wider and there is a lot more to choose from.”The biggest auction event by far on the Gold Coast calender is Ray White Surfers Paradise’s The Event, which will be held at RACV Royal Pines Resort on January 28. 82-84 Savoy Drive, Broadbeach Waters is going under the hammer on December 16. A huge crowd turned out for The Event in January. Auctioneer Andrew Bell at work. Picture Glenn HampsonRWSP CEO Andrew Bell said the auction process engaged buyers and maximised sales prices.“We are experiencing an extremely high success rates through auctions at the moment,” he said.“They have been very strong throughout the year, with buyers snapping up properties as there is a great deal of competitiveness in the market.“In many instances we are selling ahead of auction day primarily through competition created by attracting so many buyers. 80 Admiralty Drive, Paradise Waters is going to auction on December 4.The team at Amir Mian Prestige Property Agents are hosting one of the first auction events this summer on the Gold Coast on December 4 at Versace, Main Beach.“It’s a litmus test of the current market and how it will move in 2018,” principal Amir Mian said. “As we are the first agency to go through the major auction event for the end of 2017, everyone’s eyes are on us to see where the market is at, and how many will sell under the hammer.” 5 Midshipman Court, Paradise Waters will go to auction on December 2.Other agencies to host summer auction events include John Henderson Professionals Real Estate (January 23), Mermaid Beach, Lucy Cole Prestige Properties (January 27), Ray White Runaway Bay Group (January 30 and Ray White GC South Network (January 27). 82-84 Savoy Drive, Broadbeach Waters.REIQ Gold Coast zone chairman John Newlands said more properties were sold on the Gold Coast over summer than any other time of the year.“The population swells by more than 1 million people because of the holidays,” Mr Newlands said.“You’ve got lots of different events going on — people coming here for Christmas, New Year’s celebrations and the Magic Millions in January. “All of those things make a great selling environment.”last_img read more

Diamond crowed African Artist of the Years

first_imgDiamond Platinumz from Tanzania stole the night at the All Africa Music Awards 2015 taking home three awards and being crowned the African artist of the year. The awards gala held in Nigeria over the weekend aims to preserve the African music culture.East Africa dethroned Nigeria with musicians from the region taking most of the awards this year. Kenya’s Sauti sol and Nigeria’s Yemi Alade also get awarded with the best group and the best female West African artist respectively.last_img

Dominica government continues campaign for Dr. Carissa Etienne

first_imgLocalNews Dominica government continues campaign for Dr. Carissa Etienne by: – May 23, 2012 Share Sharing is caring! Dr. Carissa Etienne. Photo credit: Dominica CentralThe campaign continues by the current administration to seek support for the candidacy of Dr. Carissa Etienne to hold the position of Director at the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).Health Minister Hon. Julius Timothy and Chief Medical Officer David Johnson left the island on Friday to attend The World Health Assembly Meeting in Geneva where they will continue to seek support for the Dominican health professional.Dr. Carissa Etienne has had a career in medicine and public health for over thirty-five years. A national of Dominica, Dr. Etienne began her career as a medical officer at the Princess Margaret Hospital, where she eventually became the Chief Medical Officer. Throughout her career, she has gained extensive knowledge and experience in various aspects of health management, health systems and health-care delivery, including management of essential drugs, human resource management for primary health care and the integration of health programmes and systems.Dr. Etienne has held high-level posts such as the Coordinator of Dominica’s National AIDS Programme, Disaster Coordinator for the Ministry of Health of Dominica, Chairperson for the National Advisory Council for HIV/AIDS and the Director of Primary Health Care for Dominica. She was the Assistant Director of the Pan American Sanitary Bureau, which is the Secretariat of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and of the American Regional Office of WHO and in 2008 Dr. Etienne assumed her role as Assistant Director-General for Health Systems and Services at the World Health Organization. (WHO)Health Minister Julius TimothyHon. Julius Timothy, Minister for Health stated that he intends to have a special function for Dr. Etienne at The World Health Assembly Meeting in Geneva.He says, “We will invite all the Health Ministers from all the PAHO member states and we will present Dr. Etienne to them.”“Dr. Etienne has served Dominica and the region well, she has been Chief Medical Officer here and has [also] been head of the Primary Health Care Unit in Dominica and she was the one who primarily piloted the Primary health care of Dominica which made us number one in the region and she is eminently qualified for the position.”The Roosevelt Skerrit Administration has rallied support for Dr. Etienne on a regional level. CARICOM member states as well as several Latin American countries have fully endorsed Dr. Etienne’s candidacy and have given their commitment to support her endeavors.Minister Timothy says, “The CARICOM Heads met and all decided to endorse Dr. Etienne however, although the heads have endorsed, the Ministers for Health [have to] vote. We do not have records [of any] health ministers in the region going against their heads decision but at the same time they must know who and what they’re voting for and we’re going to use that opportunity to present Dr. Etienne to them. We also have the commitments from most of the ALBA members so we expect that Dr. Etienne will be elected come September to the post but notwithstanding that we still have to do the work. This is not about politics, as I have said Dr. Etienne is extremely qualified.”The next PAHO meeting will be held in September.Government Information Service Sharecenter_img 17 Views   one comment Share Tweetlast_img read more

Osimhen is future of Nigerian football – Ighalo

first_img Loading… “He’s the future of Nigerian football. He’s the future, he’s going to do so well in football. I always advise him to keep calm, keep working hard and the guy is going to be a celebrity, you know. “He came to watch our game against Club Brugge in Belgium because it’s closer to where he lives, he messaged me he was going to come so I gave him my jersey, and in fact he brought his own jersey for me, too. “Osimhen is a nice boy, we’re from the same place. I love him, he’s down to earth, he’s hard working, he has a future and he has the mentality of a winner, that’s what I love about him. He has that lion’s heart. “I love him, I just want him to keep working hard the way he’s doing, he’s going to break so many records in Europe and Nigeria.” read also:Coronavirus lockdown: Osimhen craves for Amala badly Ighalo has continued with his fine form in front of goal since joining the Red Devils on loan in January, scoring four goals and providing one assist in eight appearances across all competitions. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The young centre-forward announced himself with his performances at the 2015 U17 World Cup where he clinched the Golden Boot and Silver Ball awards as Nigeria won the title. Osimhen has scored four goals in nine appearances since making his senior debut for the West Africans in 2017 and was part of the Super Eagles squad that finished third at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, where Ighalo emerged as the highest goalscorer. The 21-year-old has been in spectacular form for his French club this season, scoring 18 goals in 38 appearances amid other dazzling displays. Ighalo has urged him to continue his impressive showings and has revealed how he has been mentoring the forward, who had previously named the 30-year-old as one of his role models. “I talk to Osimhen, he’s a very nice boy. He’s a good guy. We talk, not almost every day, but almost every time I advise him,” Ighalo told Elegbete TV. Promoted ContentWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Best Car Manufacturers In The World10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do7 Reasons Why You Might Want To Become A Vegetarian6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth7 Most Asntonishing Train Stations In The WorldBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe Manchester United star, Odion Ighalo, has tipped Lille striker Victor Osimhen to be the future of Nigerian football.last_img read more

Dikko dismisses report of concluding NPFL season in China

first_imgRelatedPosts China waste treatment plant fined $16m for dumping untreated waste Premier League terminates China broadcast contract NPFL: Coach Dogo leaves Sunshine Stars Nigeria Professional Football League stakeholders and fans have been urged to discountenance a fake news that suggested that the suspended 2019/20 season would be concluded in China.The purveyors of the news, which seem to have enjoyed viral circulation, claimed that the Chairman of League Management Company, Shehu Dikko, made the disclosure to a Lagos-based radio station. But Dikko said he could not have said so after a recent online meeting of the LMC and chairmen of the 20 NPFL clubs, which agreed on possible options to conclude the season.“Why would I suggest that we will conclude the season in China with all the logistics nightmare and attendant cost this would entail,” Dikko began, while reacting to the story, declaring: “This is an absurd attempt at fake news.”The LMC chairman said the decision reached at the meeting with club owners still stands, adding: “We will continue to liaise with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), the Sports Ministry and relevant government agencies working on the COVID-19 pandemic for advise on when it is safe for football to return.”Tags: ChinanpflShehu Dikkolast_img read more

Ellsworth girls break 12-year-old swim team record

first_img Bio Real Estate Transfers Week of Sept. 17 – September 18, 2020 Latest Posts Ellsworth swimmers (from left) Sidney Hamilton, Miriam Nelson, Jessica Cohen and Ellie Clarke took first while setting a new team best in the girls’ 200-yard freestyle relay with a time of one minute and 52.17 seconds in Thursday’s dual meet against Foxcroft. PHOTO BY KAREN BARONELLSWORTH — Four Ellsworth High School swimmers broke the team’s oldest record at Thursday’s home meet against Foxcroft.Sidney Hamilton, Jessica Cohen, Miriam Nelson and Ellie Clarke took first while setting a new team best in the girls’ 200-yard freestyle relay with a time of one minute and 52.17 seconds. The old record of 1:52.86 was set in 2004.“This year, all six relay records have fallen by these outstanding Eagle swimmers,” Ellsworth coach Jim Goodman said. “The team continues to push through the last two weeks of the regular season as we prepare for the championship meets in February.”Ellsworth swimmer Lillian Frank swims the butterfly at Thursday’s dual meet against Foxcroft. PHOTO BY KAREN BARONThe Ellsworth boys beat Foxcroft 140-17, improving to 7-0 in dual meet competition. The Ellsworth girls lost a close matchup 83-79, falling to 4-3.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textEllsworth swimmers also won the following events:Boys’ 200-yard medley relay: Sam Pelletier, Hayden Sattler, Austin Baron and Frank Carter in 1:52.18.Boys’ 200-yard freestyle: Camden Holmes in 1:57.99.Boys’ 200-yard individual medley: Talor Hamilton in 2:02.71.Girls’ 50-yard freestyle: Ellie Clarke in 26.41.Boys’ 50-yard freestyle: Austin Baron in 23.74.Boys’ 100-yard butterfly: Cooper Holmes in 54.78.Girls’ 100-yard freestyle: Ellie Clarke in 59.46.Boys’ 100-yard freestyle: Talor Hamilton in 49.15.Boys’ 500-yard freestyle: Beckett Markosian in 5:50.53.Boys’ 200-yard freestyle relay: Austin Baron, Hayden Sattler, Sam Alvarado and Cooper Holmes in 1:36.87.Girls’ 100-yard backstroke: Sidney Hamilton in 1:08.14.Boys’ 100-yard backstroke: Austin Baron in 1:04.35.Boys’ 100-yard breaststroke: Sam Pelletier in 1:07.15.Boys’ 400-yard freestyle relay: Cooper Holmes, Camden Holmes, Richie Matthews and Talor Hamilton in 3:31.04.Ellsworth will host Washington Academy at 2 p.m. on Saturday, when the team will celebrate Senior Night. Ellsworth seniors include Talor Hamilton, Cooper Holmes, Zach McGraw, Jessica Walton and Katie Walton. Latest posts by (see all) Donald Trump Jr. to host Holden campaign event – September 18, 2020 Drive-thru flu shot clinics scheduled – September 18, 2020last_img read more

Cricket Federation Disbands National Team, Sacks Coach

first_imgFrom Olawale Ajimotkan in AbujaThe Nigeria Cricket Federation has disbanded with immediate effect the male national cricket team (Yellow Green) as a consequence of their embarrassing outing at the ICC World Cricket League Division 5 qualifiers in Jersey Island, UK.Federation president Emeka Onyeama told reporters on Tuesday that national chief coach Uthe Ogbimi has also been relieved of his duty with the team. He said both Ogbimi and team Captain Kunle Adegbola were liable for what happened to the team and on the pitch. Nigeria, which nursed a high hope of advancing to World Division 4, has now been demoted to the regional amateur category after the scrapping of Division 5 and 6 by ICC.Onyeama, who tendered unreserved apologies to the Nigerian public, said the performance left a bitter taste in the mouths of everyone.He said the team underperformed in spite of the intensive preparations and increment of their daily allowance to $100 per day from the old regiment of $25- $50 per day which they met in place.Onyeama, who noted that given that the national team taken to UK was already too old and no longer reliable, declared that the federation would now undertake a rebuilding process where young players from the U19 team would be upgraded to the national team.He said a new national coaching crew will be announced in the wake of the proposed North West Africa Tournament and ICC/Africa T-20 tournament scheduled for September.He refused to attribute the failure to the role of Indian level A coach Shriam Regananthian, who joined the team on the eve of their departure to UK.He said it would amount to speculation and assumption to attribute the poor outing to the inclusion of the Indian, saying that in cricket people will always take responsibility for failure and success.Onyeama said the partnership with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BBCI) which brought Regananthian to Nigeria was a based on need basis, adding it has earned four of the country’s young prospects opportunity of playing in India.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Discretion is real loser in rivalry

first_imgThis one was ugly to the end.Maybe it’s for the best that this showing was relegated to cable in a timeslot that would keep anyone on the East Coast from watching. Those who did tune in probably flipped the channel before the conclusion.Holding back · Referees hold back upset UCLA players, who were angered after USC threw a long touchdown pass in the final minute. – Dieuwertje Kast | Daily TrojanExperiencing Saturday’s USC-UCLA game was as much of a struggle as the one that took place on the field. Stats could tell the story: The Trojans racked up more than 100 penalty yards and the Bruins turned the ball over four times.But all except for the last minute of this game will likely be forgotten. And it’s not just that the surprise strike to junior receiver Damian Williams and the ensuing skirmish finally gave us something to talk about. It’s that the two most memorable moments of the night embodied the pulse of the rivalry and captured where both programs stand.It’s just a shame that the rivalry manifested itself in such a hideous way.Some have said that USC’s 48-yard touchdown pass with 44 seconds left and the Trojans up 21-7 was the football equivalent of a middle finger to a despised rival. The move won’t be remembered for its social tact, but fans have cried that the Trojans were provoked. USC was content to run out the clock on an otherwise forgettable game, but the opportunity for another touchdown arose when the Bruins used a timeout to get the ball back.“We’re not trying to run the score up,” redshirt junior running back Allen Bradford said. “We have respect for UCLA, and they have respect for us. But we were trying to run the game clock out and they called a timeout, so I guess they wanted some more.”As expected, USC coach Pete Carroll had a politically correct take on the play already crafted for the postgame press conference.“It’s the heart of a competitor just battling,” Carroll said. “In the competitive moment, we went for it — and that’s it.”There’s little doubt that competitive energy drove the decision, but don’t believe both parties when they spin this just as a matter of trying to win a football game.No, there was plenty of ego involved in this. Freshman quarterback Matt Barkley spoke after the game about being disrespected by the Bruins’ decision to take a timeout. It was clear that damaged feelings were a key component of the escalation.Carroll and UCLA coach Rick Neuheisel are perhaps too similar to be cordial while sharing the same field. The combative nature of their relationship is well-documented, and it’s clear that there’s bitterness simmering beneath the surface on both sides. The postgame handshake between the two was as icy as was the rest of the night at the Coliseum.Maybe we should have seen all of this coming. By taking a timeout, Neuheisel opened himself up to the possibility of being lit up one last time. But the long bomb and subsequent celebration gave the Trojans an unbecoming aura of showiness.Players shrugged off the incident afterward, saying that there was never a chance of a fight breaking out. And maybe the best part of the whole debacle was that a full-on melee never broke out.“We jumped around a little bit, and then we saw them coming over,” said redshirt sophomore linebacker Chris Galippo, who avoided the potential skirmish by standing on the sidelines. “I just said, ‘No one’s going to see me on YouTube getting knocked out.’ That was kind of on my mind, but I also didn’t want anything to jeopardize next week’s game.”There’s little use in playing the blame game now. When viewed in isolation, both coaches’ choices seem innocuous. But somewhere along the line, cooler heads should have prevailed and one coach should have yielded in the name of sportsmanship.Both coaches gush about the rivalry and its history. Yet instead of a memorable game, the lasting image of this game might be UCLA’s redshirt senior linebacker Reggie Carter knocking down an official in the post-touchdown fracas. Vitriol and animosity won out on Saturday, and will reign until the next clash.The good news for both sides is that they’ll get another chance at this next year.“Tackling Dummy” ran Tuesdays. To comment on this article, visit or email Michael at read more