Mahesh Bhupathi launches sports apparel brand Zeven

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://image1.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/A2039/IMG8408.jpg" alt="first_img" />New Delhi, Feb 19 (PTI) Tennis star Mahesh Bhupathi has launched a new brand Zeven to cash in on the burgeoning sports apparel and accessories market in the country.Bhupathi, along with former Nike Country Manager South Asia Hemchandra Javeri, will focus on building Zeven as a multi-sport, multi-product and multi-channel brand in India.”With Zeven, we want to build a sports community in the country where people can play, discuss and live sports. We will offer the best products at affordable prices, tailor made for India. We are starting with footwear and apparel and will expand in the coming months across sports and range,” Zeven Co-Founder and Chairman Javeri told PTI.He added that the company has spent about USD 4-5 million in research and trials in the last 1-2 years. The focus will be across sports like hockey, cricket, football, badminton and tennis.”The products will be designed in India but sourcing will be done globally. The footwear will be made in China, while apparel will be manufactured in India, Sri Lanka and other countries. We have paid special attention to Indian culture and requirements, keeping in mind body fit, size and comfort,” he said.Javeri said the company will start selling these products (priced Rs 1,900 onwards) through its own portal and is in discussions with other marketplaces to expand its reach.The company is also looking at retailing its products through modern offline retail as well as sports-focussed stores. It will also look at setting up sports addas to help enthusiasts meet and connect with sports icons.advertisementHe declined to comment on revenue targets, saying it was still early as the brand is just being launched.”With Zeven, we want to create a brand the country will be proud of. We plan to cover all sports, hence we have signed great names including Khushbir for our speed walk category and Lara for gym and fitness,” Bhupathi said. PTI SR SRK ABM<img src="http://image1.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/A2039/IMG12703.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm8193"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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Yanks Draw 1st Blood Vs. Mets

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://C60.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/C2060/IMG15730.jpg" alt="first_img" />NEW YORK — Mark Teixeira hit a pair of two-run homers and Michael Pineda used a biting slider while pitching impressively into the eighth inning to help the New York Yankees end the crosstown rival Mets’ 11-game winning streak with a 6-1 victory Friday night in the Subway Series opener.Jacoby Ellsbury also connected off Jacob deGrom (2-2) for a third home run to the short right field in the Bronx as the Yankees ended a four-game home skid to the Mets.Pineda (3-0) allowed five hits and a run in 7 2-3 innings in his longest outing with the Yankees, who won for the seventh time in eight games. The NL East-leading Mets lost in their first game this season against a team outside the division.For the first time since the start of interleague play in 1997, the teams entered a Subway Series game with each holding at least a share of first place in their divisions. Even with the Rangers playing an NHL playoff game at Madison Square Garden and the Islanders and Nets also in the postseason, baseball was abuzz in New York on a brisk 46-degree night reminiscent more of October than late April.The banged-up Mets were on a roll, coming off a perfect 10-game homestand that gave them the best record in baseball at 13-3, matching the 1986 team for best start in franchise history.While the Mets were playing in front of packed houses at Citi Field that started talk of a shift in the balance of New York baseball toward the club from Queens for the first time in more than 20 years, the Yankees were on a run of their own. They returned from a 7-3 road trip, including taking three of four in Detroit, tied with Boston atop the AL East after losing four of five to open the season.And the Bronx Bombers quickly showed they’re not ceding any bragging rights in the Big Apple.Bernie Williams, who caught the final out of the 2000 Subway World Series, threw out the ceremonial first pitch and then Pineda shut down the Mets with pinpoint control of his nasty breaking pitch. He struck out seven and didn’t walk a batter.Teixeira homered in the first with Brett Gardner aboard, a soaring shot down the right field line that appeared to get some help from the gusting wind to keep it fair.That homer ended an 18 1-3-inning scoreless stretch for deGrom that began after he gave up a first-inning homer in his first start of the season. Teixeira hit a similar drive in the third three batters after Ellsbury barely cleared the right-field wall, 314 feet from home plate. The three homers matched the most deGrom has yielded in his career.Stephen Drew added a sacrifice fly in the third, when the Yankees sent nine men to the plate and opened a 6-0 lead against the NL Rookie of the Year.DeGrom gave up eight hits and a career high-tying six runs that more than tripled his ERA to 2.96.TRAINER’S ROOMMets: GM Sandy Alderson said closer Bobby Parnell (Tommy John surgery) is being shut down for a week because of forearm soreness. Alderson said team medical director Dr. David Altchek found nothing wrong with the right-hander’s surgically repaired pitching elbow.Yankees: Carlos Beltran turned 38 Friday. He went 0 for 3 to lower his average to .173 with no homers and seven RBIs after having elbow surgery in the offseason.UP NEXTMets: Harvey Day hits the road. Ace Matt Harvey tries to improve to 4-0 in his return from Tommy John surgery. In nine career April starts, the Dark Knight is 7-0 with a 2.12 ERA.Yankees: Coming off his best start of the year — eight innings in a 2-1 loss at Detroit — CC Sabathia is looking for his first win since April 24, 2014. The big left-hander is coming off knee surgery that limited him to eight starts last year, and he is 0-3 with a 4.35 ERA. HOWIE RUMBERG, AP Baseball WriterTweetPinShare0 Shares<img src="http://a23.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/2023/IMG3785.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm8156"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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Jason Holder, Roston Chase shine as West Indies demolish England in 1st Test

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://a42.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/A2042/IMG4198.jpg" alt="first_img" />Part-time off-spinner Roston Chase took eight wickets as West Indies crushed England by 381 runs in the first Test in Barbados on Saturday.Chase seized his chance to shine in the absence of any specialist spinner in the team, picking up a Test-best eight for 60 at Kensington Oval in Bridgetown.West Indies, rank underdogs in the three-match series, bowled out England for 246 in the second innings after dismissing them for 77 in the first.They won with more than a day to spare in what can only be termed a shambolic display by the visitors, who were coming off a summer series win over number one ranked India.The England top-order all got starts in the second innings but only opener Rory Burns (84) turned it into a big score.#FunFact England was bowled out at Kensington Oval for the Barbados area code…246. Coincidence? #WIvENG #MenInMaroon #ItsOurGame pic.twitter.com/yfeewSTXOhWindies Cricket (@windiescricket) January 27, 2019Bitterly disappointed: Joe Root”Bitterly disappointed,” England captain Joe Root said in an on-field interview.”We’re a far better side than we’ve played this week and we’ve got to keep remembering how well we have played of late.”Statisticians reached for the record books to put the result into historic perspective, revealing only two occasions when the West Indies won by bigger margins by runs.They defeated England by 425 runs in Manchester in 1976 and dusted Australia by 408 runs in Adelaide in 1980.”It’s difficult to explain and hard to take,” Root added.”We didn’t underestimate them. It just showed how difficult it is to win away from home.”advertisementChase’s extraordinary figures – better than Shane Warne’s Test best of eight for 71 – were achieved even though he did not exact prodigious turn. He got just enough, however, to keep the batsmen on edge.Chase came into the match with a profligate test bowling average of over 40. He flighted the ball well but was aided by some poor shots by the batsmen.What’s his name!?!?! #WIvENG #ItsOurGame #MenInMaroon pic.twitter.com/XKn1KcsEOD Windies Cricket (@windiescricket) January 26, 2019One Test match doesn’t make a summer: Jason HolderDespite Chase’s heroics, West Indies captain Jason Holder was named man of the match after his unbeaten second innings knock of 202.”Really good test match for me personally. To come back the way I’ve come back I’m really pleased,” Holder, who missed the recent tour of Bangladesh due to a shoulder injury, said.”I’ve put in a lot of hard work over the last couple of months trying to get myself back to full fitness. I’ve had a lot (of emotion) bottled up for a long time.”He also heaped praise on Chase.”He bowled extremely well today. He got the ball in a really good area.”Holder warned that the result, though welcome, was only one match.”We’ve still got a long way to go. One Test match doesn’t make a summer. We’ve been in this position before, so lots of hard work to be done.”The second test starts on Thursday in North Sound on the island of Antigua.”We ticked a few boxes in this test match but it’s a matter of turning up in Antigua and doing the same,” Holder said.Also Read | Virat Kohli charms fans with autographs after India win 2nd ODI vs New ZealandAlso Read | It was a beautiful, beautiful time: Virat Kohli on his meeting with Roger FedererAlso Read | Mohammad Azharuddin praises India’s dominant performance vs New Zealand in 2nd ODIAlso See:<img src="http://c68.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/C2068/IMG15809.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm8133"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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Chris Hughton sacked as Brighton manager

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://a42.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/A2042/IMG11343.jpg" alt="first_img" />Chris Hughton was sacked as manager of Brighton and Hove Albion after four-and-a-half years at the helm on Monday, the Premier League club said in a statement.Hughton led Brighton into the top flight in 2017, ending a 34-year absence, and they have just survived their second season despite failing to win any of their last nine games.”Undoubtedly, this has been one of the most difficult decisions I have had to make as chairman of Brighton and Hove Albion, but ultimately one I have made due to how we struggled in the second half of the season,” chairman Tony Bloom said.”Chris has done an excellent job, first stabilising our club, reaching the playoffs in his first full season, securing our first ever promotion to the Premier League, and retaining our status in successive seasons.”Hughton’s final game in charge was Sunday’s 4-1 home defeat by title-winning Manchester City.Brighton, who reached this season’s FA Cup semi-final, ended two points above the relegation zone with 36 points.The club confirmed that Hughton’s assistant Paul Trollope and first-team coach Paul Nevin had also left.Also Read | Christian Eriksen’s late goal secures precious win for Tottenham HotspurAlso Read | The wait goes on: Elusive league title evades Liverpool<img src="http://a17.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/2017/IMG803.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm8125"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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Krychowiak trolls Liverpool over Sturridge loan

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://b44.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/B2044/IMG7040.jpg" alt="first_img" />Daniel Sturridge Krychowiak mercilessly trolls Liverpool after Sturridge joins West Brom Chris Burton 21:36 1/30/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) <img src="https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/GOAL/1b/9d/daniel-sturridge_976am3xg4s1c1x56y6sd1751i.jpg?t=763363801&quality=60&w=300" alt="Daniel Sturridge" /> Liverpool West Bromwich Albion Premier League The Baggies midfielder has been joined by another loanee, with an England striker making a move in the wake of an FA Cup defeat to his new club Liverpool have been trolled by West Brom midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak after taking the decision to loan Daniel Sturridge to the Baggies.The England international striker is set to see out the remainder of the 2017-18 campaign at The Hawthorns after agreeing a short-term switch away from Anfield.He has made that move after struggling for game time under Jurgen Klopp this season, with the 28-year-old in need of minutes if he is to stake a late claim for a place in England’s World Cup squad. 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 West Brom are prepared to offer him those opportunities, with Alan Pardew in need of a proven goalscorer to help lift his side out of the Premier League relegation zone.Sturridge is a man with 74 top-flight efforts to his name, so could be an ideal addition.Liverpool may also be left to rue their decision to move him on, with Philippe Coutinho’s sale having already depleted their attacking unit during the winter transfer window.Klopp’s side have wobbled on the back of that deal, with their latest setback coming against West Brom in the FA Cup fourth round.Krychowiak has been quick to remind the Reds of that fact, with Sturridge having linked up with the Baggies in the wake of a 3-2 reversal for his parent club.If You Can’t Beat Us, Join Us #EmiratesFACup #liverpool #LIVWBAWelcome— Grzegorz Krychowiak (@GrzegKrychowiak) January 29, 2018Sturridge was left out of Liverpool’s matchday squad as they tumbled out of the FA Cup, with Klopp once again favouring other options.With that having become an all-too-familiar theme of late, the former Manchester City and Chelsea forward is looking forward to opening a new chapter with West Brom.The Birmingham-born frontman said upon his arrival: “Coming here, I’m back home. When I’ve played here, it had a home feel for me. I’m seeing faces in the stands that I’ve known growing up. It’s a good feeling for me being here. I want to enjoy myself as much as I can but getting results is our first priority.”God willing I’ll be able to help the team win games. That’s the most important thing. Whether it’s goals, assists, hard work, all of those things.”It’s important for myself and for the team to implement the manager’s plans, his tactics, take those on board and learn the way the team plays as quickly as possible.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the web<img src="http://a38.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/A2038/IMG15479.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm8109"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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David Beaty Suing Kansas, Alleges Breach Of Contract

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://a33.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/A2034/IMG1042.jpg" alt="first_img" /><img width="775" height="465" src="https://thespun.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/GettyImages-137251307-775x465.jpg" class="attachment-featured size-featured wp-post-image" alt="Generic photo of footballs in an end zone." 0="itemprop" 1="image" srcset="https://thespun.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/GettyImages-137251307-775x465.jpg 775w, https://thespun.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/GettyImages-137251307-380x228.jpg 380w" sizes="(max-width: 775px) 100vw, 775px" />(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Former Kansas head football coach David Beaty is reportedly suing the school. According to multiple reports, Beaty is suing the program for breach of contract and unpaid wages.Kansas fired Beaty following the 2018 season and hired former LSU Tigers head coach Les Miles as Beaty’s replacement. The fired head coach claims Kansas owes him $3 million in unpaid wages after his dismissal in November 2018.Beaty alleges he and Kansas athletic director Jeff long agreed in writing that Beaty’s termination was without cause and the coach would be paid the $3 million remaining on his buyout.David Beaty is suing Kansas, claiming the school is trying to dig up dirt on him to try to get out of paying a $3M buyout. pic.twitter.com/on1GA7em8a— Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) March 12, 2019However, Beaty now alleges the university discussed what it would take to avoid the buyout.Here’s more from the lawsuit:Kansas Athletics officials immediately began discussing what it would take to avoid the $3 million payout, emphasizing the need to find ‘something’ on Beaty such as ‘a dead hooker in [his] closet’.Kansas allegedly agreed to pay Beaty monthly payments $500,000 over six months.Beaty coached the Jayhawks for four seasons, racking up just six wins. He finished his coaching stint at Kansas with a 6-42 record, including a 2-34 record within the Big 12.Kansas replaced Beaty with former Les Miles, a former national title winner at LSU.Stay tuned for more.<img src="http://a33.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/A2034/IMG15169.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm8096"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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Trek with Mountain Gorillas at Rwanda’s Otherworldly Bisate Lodge

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://a36.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/A2036/IMG3548.jpg" alt="first_img" /> 12 Reasons South Dakota Deserves Your Attention Live Out Your Westworld Dreams at Casteel Creek Retreat 1 of 6 Previous Next Escape to the Pacific Northwest at Hoh Rainforest Caravan Cabins This All-Black Cabin is Like a Pair of Binoculars Taking in the Canadian Wilderness Editors’ Recommendations For decades, Northern Rwanda has been a go-to destination for adventure travelers. The country’s aptly named Volcanoes National Park is home to a rare population of mountain gorillas and is one of Africa’s biggest draws for wildlife-lovers. The area’s newly opened Bisate Lodge is so lavish and incredible, it’s a worthy destination in its own right.Tucked into the eroded cone of a dormant volcano, Bisate Lodge is no doubt the area’s swankiest hotel. The overall design tastefully incorporates elements of the King’s Palace in Butare with weaver bird nests found along Africa’s riverbanks. Each of the lodge’s six private forest villas is a masterwork of architecture and design, blending traditional materials with modern elements in a way that’s at once beautiful, familiar, and otherworldly. All feature a spherical, pod-like design with a high, synthetic thatched roof and liberal use of local materials like wicker, rattan, stone, and raw wood — all of which creates a warm, organic feel. There’s plenty to remind guests that this is no ordinary African lodge. Luxury amenities in every 980-square-foot guestroom include gas fireplaces, soak tubs, double vanity sinks, and free Wi-Fi. Large, private balconies also ensure breathtaking views to Bisoke Volcano, while some offer glimpses of the area’s two other prominent volcanoes, Karisimbi and Mikeno. The lodge’s central lounge houses the on-site restaurant, a gorgeous tile bar, and an extensive library of books detailing the area and its unique wildlife.The main attraction for most travelers to this region is the mountain gorilla trekking. Just 20 minutes away, Volcanoes National Park is renowned as the place to experience walking safaris with the critically endangered creatures, as well as the lesser-known golden monkeys. The rugged, high-altitude landscape is home to twelve habituated troops of gorillas. All can be reliably tracked by the park’s expert guides, who lead daily journeys through the Afro-alpine forest.The eco-tourism group that runs Bisate Lodge, Wilderness Safaris, has a strong focus on bolstering local communities and the environment. Hotel guests are invited to join in guided community walks to meet and interact with families of the nearby rural town of Kinigi. A comprehensive reforestation project is also underway; more than 15,000 indigenous trees have already planted to help regenerate the lodge’s 35-hectare expanse. Guests can explore the property via two dedicated nature trails and take part in a tree-planting ceremony of their own as well.Rates start at $1,100 per person per night, including all meals, beverage service, and excursions. Sleep With the Wolves in Canada’s Parc Omega <img src="http://B46.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/B2046/IMG14081.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm8081"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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Michaelle Jean makes final pitch to keep top post as Francophonie summit

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://c61.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/C2061/IMG2688.jpg" alt="first_img" />YEREVAN, Armenia – Michaelle Jean made a public plea to hold on to her post as secretary general of la Francophonie Thursday, urging member nations not to allow the defence of rights and democracy to take a back seat to partisan ambitions.For Jean, the address to the opening session of the summit of la Francophonie was a final stand ahead of a closed-door meeting of members Friday to choose the next secretary general. Her words were clearly aimed at her rival for the post, Rwandan Foreign Affairs Minister Louise Mushikiwabo.“At a moment when we march toward the 50th anniversary of la Francophonie, lets ask ourselves here in Yerevan, in all conscience and in all responsibility, on which side of history do we want to be,” Jean said.“Are we ready to accept that international organizations are used for partisan purposes?” Jean asked. “Are we ready to accept that democracy, rights and freedoms are reduced to mere words, that we make them meaningless in the name of realpolitik?”The former Canadian governor general, who has held the top job at the organization of French-speaking nations since 2014, is facing an uphill battle as she seeks a second term.After months of supporting her, the Canadian and Quebec governments announced this week that they would rally around the “consensus” candidate, Mushikiwabo. Traditionally, the selection of a secretary general is by agreement, not through a vote.Mushikiwabo already had the support of France — which is the main funder of la Francophonie — and many African Union countries.Rwanda has managed to secure support for Mushikiwabo’s candidacy despite its poor record upholding democratic rights and freedom of the press. Rwandan President Paul Kagame has been labelled an authoritarian by rights groups.Jean, however, refused to back down amid diminishing chances of securing another term. Her spokesman, Bertin Leblanc, has said any consensus must be reached by the heads of state and governments behind closed doors.Meanwhile, a source close to Jean’s campaign says some African leaders are uncomfortable with the idea of a done deal and have even told her directly that they find themselves in an impossible position.According to a survey by Radio France International, the Haitian-born Jean had the support of 17 or 18 delegations on the eve of the summit. La Francophonie has 54 full member states and governments.Earlier Thursday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau praised the “remarkable work” done by the former governor general, who has focused on women, youth and human rights while in the post.“Michaelle affirmed herself as an ardent defender of women, notably by asserting their right to education and fighting for their emancipation,” Trudeau told heads of state in the Armenian capital, lauding her dedication and contagious energy.Trudeau and Jean had a one-on-one meeting upon the prime minister’s arrival in Yerevan but no details were released.Despite not backing her, French President Emmanuel Macron also paid homage to Jean’s defence of women’s rights.“La Francophonie must be the space that fights for the rights of women, and I want to salute the work that was done by Michaelle Jean, to whom I pay tribute, who strongly mobilized in this fight,” Macron said near the end of his opening remarks.“La Francophonie must be feminist, and you were right, madame secretary general, not to give up in this fight.”Trudeau also paid tribute to the late Charles Aznavour, whose music was playing throughout the site of the summit. The French-Armenian singer died Oct. 1.“When I arrived in Armenia, I immediately thought of a great man I loved so much, a great lover of the French language who died last week, the incomparable Charles Aznavour,” Trudeau said.“In the days following his death, francophones and francophiles of the world united in mourning through his work. This momentum of solidarity was perhaps the greatest tribute that could have been made to him.”<img src="http://a24.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/2024/IMG3.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm8031"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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Brazil offers resettlement for Palestinian refugees from Iraq UN agency says

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p> The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) today welcomed an offer by Brazil to resettle an estimated 100 Palestinians formerly living in Iraq starting in mid-September.The agency is “grateful for a generous offer by the Government of Brazil” to help roughly 22 Palestinian families settle in Sao Paulo state and 18 families in the Rio Grande do Sul, spokesperson Jennifer Pagonis told a press briefing in Geneva.Apart from Canada and New Zealand, in recent years Brazil has been the only country to offer resettlement to Palestinian refugees from Iraq, according to UNHCR, which has been spotlighting their plight.Since 2003, most of the Palestinian refugees have been living 60 kilometres from the Iraq border in Ruwayshed, Jordan. “There, they have faced extremely harsh conditions in a dusty and scorpion-infested desert camp with nowhere to go,” Ms. Pagonis said.More than 1,450 Palestinians from Iraq remain stranded along the Iraq-Syria border in “deplorable conditions,” with another estimated 13,000 Palestinians affected by violence and harassment in Iraq, she noted.As part of the resettlement, Brazil is also focusing on successfully integrating the Palestinians into Brazilian society. Prior to departing, each group of roughly 30 people will be extensively briefed, culturally sensitized and given Portuguese languages lessons by Brazilian UNCHR staff presently working in Jordan that will continue for up to 12 months upon arrival in Brazil.Bilingual (Arabic-Portuguese) UNHCR staff in Brazil will be trained in Palestinian cultures and traditions to facilitate the process.All of the refugees will receive accommodations, furniture and material assistance for up to 24 months, with unaccompanied elderly refugees being settled in homes where medical treatment will be provided, according to UNHCR.Last week, the agency appealed for the medical evacuation of at least 12 Palestinians – mostly young children – with serious medical problems from the Iraqi-Syria border and from Baghdad. Today, Ms. Pagonis reported that two European countries had provided “positive indications” in response, and voiced hope “that they will speed up their decision in order to save their lives before it is too late.” 3 July 2007The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) today welcomed an offer by Brazil to resettle an estimated 100 Palestinians formerly living in Iraq starting in mid-September.<span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm7974"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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Security Council sanctions panel updates list of individuals linked to bin Laden

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p>A United Nations Security Council committee has named four additional persons associated with Osama bin Laden who are subject to international sanctions.The four – Ummah Tameer E-Nau, Majeed Sultan, Bashir-Ud-Din Mahmood and Mohammed Abdul Tufail – go by various aliases which are detailed in a list published by the Security Council committee on Afghanistan yesterday. The new entries supplement a consolidated list issued by the panel late last month.Under Security Council resolution 1333 (2000), States must “freeze without delay funds and other financial assets of Osama bin Laden and individuals and entities associated with him as designated by the Committee.”Also yesterday, the Security Council committee on Liberia issued a revised list of persons affected by the sanctions imposed on that country by Council resolution 1343 (2001). According to that text, all States are expected, among other measures, to prevent the entry or transit through their territories of the persons named on the list.<span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm7935"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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Indonesia from food and vaccinations to saving historic sites UN steps up

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p>The UN World Food Programme (WFP), which has so far received over 300 metric tonnes of noodles and biscuits with more expected, said its immediate efforts cover feeding 100,000 people in June and July, about 80 per cent of them women and children. It needs $5.36 million to cover emergency food needs over the next six months. WFP has taken a lead role in coordinating logistics, facilitating the smooth flow of food to survivors by setting distribution centres. Meanwhile the UN World Health Organization (WHO) is developing an emergency plan with the Indonesia Health Ministry to provide pre-emptive immunization of a booster dose of Tetanus-diphtheria (Td) to the entire over-15 population of some 1.3 million people in the affected areas. This is extremely important since many people have been exposed to minor cuts and open wounds, and also because communities have started clearing rubble from damaged houses which would expose many more to cuts, injuries and possible infection with tetanus. This campaign has begun in some districts and will be extended to all districts shortly. Simultaneously, one dose of measles vaccine will be given to 130,000 children aged six months to five years. Over 11,000 patients have been treated for minor and major injuries, and WHO is concerned that, given the pressure of the sheer numbers, it is now important to screen all such patients for follow-up treatment and care both in hospitals and for those who have been discharged. Ideally, to prevent hospital-based infections, WHO recommends that patients be discharged at the earliest, followed by post-operative care at home, but for many there are no homes to return to. The UN Office of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said 85,000 homes had been completely destroyed and a further 323,000 damaged. Estimates of the homeless range from 200,000 to 650,000. For its part, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is to provide emergency heritage preservation, education and post trauma support for children, as well as communication equipment. The UNESCO plan, costing nearly $1 million, aims to assess damage and remaining risks to the 10th century Prambanan temple compounds, which were inscribed on the UN World Heritage List in 1991 and set up summer camps for 1,000 children to help overcome the trauma of the quake. It will also strengthen local radio coverage by training journalists and distributing radio receivers, benefiting 5,000 people in aid centres, 60 broadcasters, and 20 radio stations.<span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm7921"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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AP Interview McConnell rejects Trumps foreign aid cuts

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p> WASHINGTON – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday shot down prospects for major parts of President Donald Trump’s budget, rejecting proposed cuts to foreign aid and medical research.“Every president sends up a budget, and with all due respect to the current president, I can’t recall any time in which we have been sort of dictated to by either a Republican or a Democratic president,” McConnell said in an interview with The Associated Press. “We’ll put our own imprint on it, particularly with regard to overseas.”Trump’s budget, which would boost military spending while slashing funds for the environment, the National Institutes of Health, public broadcasting and development projects like the Appalachian Regional Commission, was widely panned by fellow Republicans last week.McConnell once headed the Senate panel responsible for foreign aid and stressed the importance of U.S. spending overseas. He also was a major force behind last year’s Cures Act, a law that boosts spending on medical research, and he opposes any proposed cuts.“America being a force is a lot more than building up the Defence Department,” McConnell said. “Diplomacy is important, extremely important, and I don’t think these reductions at the State Department are appropriate because many times diplomacy is a lot more effective — and certainly cheaper — than military engagement.”On another spending issue, McConnell said the politics of the moment mean Republicans controlling Washington won’t touch benefit programs like Medicare and Social Security, known as entitlements.On another big issue, in the interview McConnell warned fellow Republicans of political consequences if they oppose the GOP health care legislation coming up for a vote in the House this week.“I would hate to be a Republican whose vote prevented us from keeping the commitment we’ve made to the American people for almost 10 years now” to repeal and replace former President Barack Obama’s health care law, the Kentucky Republican told AP reporters and editors.“I think the American people would be deeply disappointed that we were prevented from keeping our commitment by Republicans who in the end, in effect, voted for the status quo.”McConnell sounded confident that the bill will pass the House and come over to the Senate, where it is currently short of votes. He made clear the legislation will be changed in the Senate so it can pass, though he declined to predict what the final product will look like or guarantee ultimate success.He indicated he expects Trump, who was on Capitol Hill Tuesday to lobby reluctant House members, to lean on wavering Senate Republicans and bring them in line.“The president has been very effective in helping in the House with the health care bill,” said McConnell, who was with Trump in Kentucky Monday night at a health care rally. “And we intend, once it comes over from the House, to have the president weigh in with our folks as well.”The GOP legislation would repeal the Obama law’s requirement for nearly everyone to carry insurance or face fines, while phasing out an expansion of Medicaid and reducing tax credits that help consumers buy coverage. House GOP leaders are pushing toward a vote Thursday despite opposition from both left and right, and announced a package of changes overnight Monday aimed at luring wavering lawmakers with promises of more money for older Americans and other changes.Several Republican senators have been loudly critical of the bill, including Rand Paul of Kentucky and Mike Lee of Utah. Combined with opposition from a couple of other lawmakers, McConnell does not presently have enough votes for the bill in a Senate split 52-48 between Republicans and Democrats. Democrats are unanimously opposed.But McConnell attributed some of the turmoil to a “learning process” as Republicans turn to governing after spending years as the opposition party. And he said, “I’m optimistic that none of my members in the end want to be responsible for the status quo on Obamacare.”McConnell also addressed the Supreme Court, with the Senate Judiciary Committee in Day Two of hearings on Judge Neil Gorsuch, Trump’s nominee to fill the 13-month high court vacancy.He criticized Democrats who might oppose Gorsuch, saying “This is a futile gesture, it’s playing to the mob, saying resist to everything.”While saying he hoped Gorsuch would get Democratic votes in the end, McConnell seemed ready to change Senate rules, if necessary, to confirm him with a simple majority rather than the 60 votes now required to move forward. “Gorsuch will be confirmed; I just can’t tell you exactly how that will happen, yet,” McConnell said.___Associated Press writers Alan Fram and Andrew Taylor contributed. AP Interview: McConnell rejects Trump’s foreign aid cuts Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. answers reporters questions during a newsmaker interview at the Associated Press bureau in Washington, Tuesday, March 21, 2017. (AP Photo/J. David Ake) by Erica Werner, The Associated Press Posted Mar 21, 2017 8:15 am MDT Last Updated Mar 21, 2017 at 1:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email<span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm7912"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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UN rights chief urges Egypt to halt clampdown on civil society groups

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p>“This looks like a clampdown on sections of Egyptian civil society and it must stop,” UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein said yesterday in a press release. “NGOs who have played a valuable role in documenting violations and supporting victims will see their activities completely crippled if this continues. This will stifle the voices of those who advocate for victims,” he added,Today, a court is expected to rule on the asset freeze ordered against two prominent human rights defenders, who are accused of illegally receiving $1.5 million in funding from a foreign government. Their prosecutions are part of a case that dates back to 2011, when 43 staff from international NGOs were charged with receiving funds from a foreign government without a license.“Everyone has the right to receive funds to promote human rights through peaceful means,” said the High Commissioner, urging the Egyptian authorities to stop all prosecutions targeting legitimate human rights activities. In particular, they must terminate the cases against those two men, who by international standards have clearly not committed any crime, he added.Many organizations have been dissolved under Egypt’s 2002 NGO law. Many other NGOs have also been dissolved because of their alleged links to the Muslim Brotherhood which is considered a terrorist organization by the Egyptian courts. On just one day this month, at least 20 NGOs were dissolved in the Delta Governorate and other NGOs elsewhere in the country had their activities frozen pending investigation.Human rights activists, journalists and political activists have also been subjected to travel bans. According to Egyptian sources, hundreds of people have been prevented from entering or leaving the country, in many cases without any judicial order.Restrictions like these contravene Egypt’s obligations under the International Covenant for Civil and Political Rights to provide freedom of association and freedom of expression. They also violate the Egyptian Constitution, he said.“Egyptian civil society activists should be lauded for their dedicated efforts to promote human rights under such difficult circumstances,” Mr. Zeid said, emphasizing that laws that impose undue restrictions on NGO registration and funding – as well as freedom of expression and association –must be amended to create a more tolerant atmosphere.<span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm7903"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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Can We Play NBA Jam … With MLB Teams

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p>It takes an entire 25-man roster to make a winning baseball team — just ask the defending-champion Boston Red Sox. Sure, Boston had plenty of top-line talent at its disposal, but it also got key playoff contributions from the likes of Steve Pearce and Nathan Eovaldi, neither of whom was especially heralded when the Red Sox picked them up in midseason deals. Postseason history is littered with similarly unsung heroes from down the roster who step up in big moments.But what if teams didn’t need to rely on all of those non-star contributions? Instead, we want to find the opposite: teams that are too top-heavy, with lots of star power but few quality role players to help fill out the rest of the roster. These are teams who lack for diamonds in the rough — though the stars sure do shine brightly.For instance, if there was an NBA Jam for baseball, where teams could only use two players (let’s say a pitcher and a hitter), which club would come out on top? Here are the best team hitter-pitcher tandems in MLB this season,1Through games on July 23. according to the sum of the wins above replacement2Using JEFFBAGWELL (Joint Estimate Featuring FanGraphs and B-R Aggregated to Generate WAR, Equally Leveling Lists), our custom average of the WAR versions found at FanGraphs and Baseball-Reference.com. per 162 games across both players: 2NationalsAnthony Rendon5.9Max Scherzer9.014.9 17YankeesDJ LeMahieu6.7Masahiro Tanaka3.19.8 22Blue JaysEric Sogard3.2Marcus Stroman4.37.6 5AngelsMike Trout10.5Ty Buttrey2.613.1 In terms of two-man teams, the Los Angeles Dodgers’ combination of Cody Bellinger (10.1 WAR per 162) and Hyun-Jin Ryu (6.1) is easily the best in baseball this year. The former is having one of the best seasons in baseball history, and the latter has been the surprising pillar of one of baseball’s best rotations. Bellinger’s ability to play three outfield positions plus first base also helps in this hypothetical universe where he has to field all of the balls hitters put in play against Ryu. (In related news, no, I didn’t completely think through the mechanics of how MLB Jam would work.)Of course, the Dodgers are also arguably baseball’s best team in the real world. So that doesn’t do us much good here; we are, after all, looking for the teams whose fortunes would change the most depending on whether we look at their stars or the entire team. To that end, let’s break down the teams with the biggest differences in WAR ranking between their top hitter-pitcher duo and their full roster.According to that method, the team that would most benefit from an MLB Jam-style roster construction is the Chicago White Sox, whose top pairing of pitcher Lucas Giolito (6.2 WAR/162) and third baseman Yoan Moncada (5.2) is ninth among pitcher-batter combos. That placement for Giolito and Moncada is much higher than the White Sox’s overall team ranking in WAR (No. 26), making them baseball’s top-heaviest team in terms of leading twosomes. The Pale Hose edge out the Texas Rangers, whose top combo of pitcher Lance Lynn (7.6) and Joey Gallo (5.1) ranks seventh in MLB despite the team sitting only 15th in WAR overall.The Tampa Bay Rays, meanwhile, are on the opposite end of the spectrum to the White Sox and Rangers. Their leading duo of pitcher Charlie Morton (5.8 WAR/162) and second baseman Brandon Lowe (4.2) ranks just 16th among MLB’s top 1-2 hitter-pitcher punches, but Tampa as a whole is fourth in WAR on the basis of its impressive depth. Eleven different Rays are on pace for at least 2.0 WAR — the mark of a solid season — and, perhaps more importantly, only 10 Rays have 0.0 WAR or fewer (which is tied for the fewest of any team). Although Tampa Bay lacks star power, it has been able to build its 47 percent playoff probability by avoiding what Jay Jaffe calls “replacement-level killers”: players who produce little or no value in substantial playing time.Expanding the scope to the top five players on each team — and now looking at the ranking irrespective of positions — the Colorado Rockies emerge as another markedly top-heavy team. Colorado has four players on pace for at least 4.0 WAR — shortstop Trevor Story (6.0), third baseman Nolan Arenado (5.2), and pitchers German Marquez (4.7) and Jon Gray (4.0) — which helps to drive a top five tally that ranks 14th in the league. However, the Rockies also have 22 players producing at or below the replacement level. Several of those players were expected to have much better seasons (most notably Kyle Freeland and Daniel Murphy), but their actual performances have left Colorado ranking 22nd overall in spite of its productive core. 4DiamondbacksKetel Marte7.4Zack Greinke5.613.1 28MarlinsMiguel Rojas3.2Caleb Smith2.96.0 20RedsEugenio Suarez3.1Luis Castillo5.48.6 15BravesRonald Acuna Jr.5.8Mike Soroka4.710.5 9White SoxYoan Moncada5.2Lucas Giolito6.211.3 6AstrosAlex Bregman7.0Gerrit Cole5.912.9 16RaysBrandon Lowe4.2Charlie Morton5.810.0 21PhilliesJ.T. Realmuto4.1Aaron Nola3.87.9 27CardinalsPaul DeJong4.4Jack Flaherty2.26.6 7RangersJoey Gallo5.1Lance Lynn7.612.6 19PadresFernando Tatis Jr.5.5Kirby Yates4.09.5 14RockiesTrevor Story6.0Jon Gray4.610.7 12Red SoxXander Bogaerts6.7Chris Sale4.311.0 3BrewersChristian Yelich9.3Brandon Woodruff4.313.6 18IndiansCarlos Santana4.9Shane Bieber4.69.5 11TwinsJorge Polanco6.7Jose Berrios4.611.3 10AthleticsMatt Chapman7.3Frankie Montas4.011.3 30GiantsEvan Longoria2.5Madison Bumgarner3.15.6 29MarinersEdwin Encarnacion*2.9Marco Gonzales3.05.9 23TigersNicholas Castellanos2.4Matthew Boyd5.17.5 8MetsPete Alonso6.1Jacob deGrom5.711.8 13CubsKris Bryant6.3Cole Hamels4.410.7 A similar top-heavy split applies to the Milwaukee Brewers and Washington Nationals. Milwaukee‘s top five is led by reigning National League MVP Christian Yelich (9.3 WAR/162) and rounded out by Brandon Woodruff (5.0), Mike Moustakas (4.6), Yasmani Grandal (4.3) and ghost-ball master Josh Hader (2.8). Given that group, it would seem impossible that the Brewers are merely an average team (14th in MLB) according to overall WAR. Milwaukee’s problem isn’t even that the team uses a ton of replacement-level scrubs — it’s just that the Brewers lack solid role players beyond their top handful of stars. (In no small part due to down years from Lorenzo Cain, Jesus Aguilar, Jhoulys Chacin and Travis Shaw.)The Nationals are in a comparable situation. In terms of star-level production, you’d take Washington’s top-line group — Max Scherzer (9.0 WAR/162), Stephen Strasburg (6.8), Anthony Rendon (5.9), Patrick Corbin (5.1) and Juan Soto (3.6) — against just about anybody’s in baseball. By WAR, only the Dodgers have a better top five than the Nats, and only the Dodgers and Houston Astros have a better top 10. Yet Washington only ranks 10th in total WAR because the supporting cast has largely failed to meet expectations. (Trea Turner counts among that group, though his recent hot streak — highlighted by hitting for the cycle Tuesday — could at least signal another top performer reemerging in Washington’s galaxy of stars.)Finally, you have the New York Yankees who, like the Rays, consistently show up as a better overall team than their top performers would indicate. For instance, New York leaders DJ LeMahieu (6.7 WAR/162) and Aaron Judge (4.2) only rank 15th in tandem WAR — and the team’s top 10 also ranks just 15th — despite the Yankees ranking fifth in overall WAR. Some of that is a bit misleading because of the Yankees’ injury problems: Judge, Giancarlo Stanton, Didi Gregorius, Aaron Hicks and Miguel Andujar have all missed significant playing time this year, among others. But it also speaks to how deep the Yankees’ roster truly is, with lesser-known contributors such as Luke Voit, Mike Tauchman and Gio Urshela keeping the team afloat in the face of so many star absences.If you had the choice, clearly it’s ideal to be a team like the Dodgers, who have the best star power and the best supporting cast. But teams like the Rays and Yankees prove that a deep stable of contributors can outperform more star-powered teams such as the Nationals, Brewers, Rockies, White Sox and Rangers — even if the latter group of teams would be a lot better if we could just play baseball using “NBA Jam” rules.Check out our latest MLB predictions. RkTeamTop Batter (WAR/162)Top Pitcher (WAR/162)Sum Major League Baseball’s most dynamic duos of 2019MLB teams with the best combination of a top hitter and top pitcher, according to the sum of both players’ WAR per 162 games 1DodgersCody Bellinger10.1Hyun-Jin Ryu6.116.2 25RoyalsWhit Merrifield4.5Brad Keller2.67.1 * Player is no longer with club. Data through July 23.WAR is based on JEFFBAGWELL — the Joint Estimate Featuring FanGraphs and B-R Aggregated to Generate WAR, Equally Leveling Lists.Source: FanGraphs.com, Baseball-Reference.com 24PiratesJosh Bell4.1Joe Musgrove3.17.2 26OriolesTrey Mancini2.7John Means4.37.0<span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm7886"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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Uptempo music helps people to keep exercising for longer

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://a22.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/2022/IMG2799.jpg" alt="first_img" /><img class="responsive lazy-image__img article-body-image-image" src="/content/dam/news/2017/10/02/TELEMMGLPICT000110520316_trans_NvBQzQNjv4Bqek9vKm18v_rkIPH9w2GMNtm3NAjPW-2_OvjCiS6COCU.jpeg?imwidth=480" alt="The study found that people who did no exercise were 44% more likely to suffer from depression than those who did an hour or two per week "> The study included 127 people  Credit:Martin Persie / Alamy Stock Photo “Our findings reinforce the idea that upbeat music has a synergistic effect in terms of making you want to exercise longer and stick with a daily exercise routine,” he said.”When doctors are recommending exercise, they might suggest listening to music too.”The study, being presented at the American College of Cardiology’s 67th Annual Scientific Session, involved participants with an average age of 53.  Much of it was Latin-inspired, reflecting the fact the majority of participants were Hispanic. They were asked to keep working out for as long as they could, while the speed and gradient on the treadmill was increased.The study, by Texas Tech University Health Sciences, found that those who were asked to listen to music managed to keep going for almost eight and a half minutes – nearly a minute longer than those who were pounding the treadmill in silence.The group listening to music was also found to have expended more energy during their session.Dr Waseem Shami, lead researcher, said researchers had suspected that music would help keep participants motivated, given its impact on mood. He said: “At least on a small scale, this study provides some evidence that music may help serve as an extra tool to help motivate someone to exercise more, which is critical to heart health.” Listening to uptempo music helps gym-goers to work out for longer, research suggests.The study found that those listening to energetic tunes were able to sustain exercise for more than 10 per cent longer than those working out in silence.Researchers said doctors should consider prescribing music when they were trying to encourage patients to take more exercise.  The US research randomly assigned 127 participants to listen to music or have no music played, while undergoing a “stress test” used to check fitness levels. 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.<img src="http://c59.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/C2059/IMG429.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm7878"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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Best Android antivirus apps revealed by AVTEST Labs

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://c65.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/C2065/IMG17.jpg" alt="first_img" />There have been several Android Market malware scares in the recent past. Google responded by introducing Bouncer a while back, but it never hurts to add a good Android antivirus app for extra protection. But which apps offer the best protection?Independent testing authority AV-TEST Labs has just posted the results from its most recent Android security rundown. Of the 41 apps they tested, 7 posted detection scores above 90%: Avast!, Dr. Web Antivirus Light, F-Secure Mobile Security, IKARUS mobile.security LITE, Kaspersky Mobile Security Lite, Lookout, and Zoner Antivirus Free.Other big-name apps performed well, too, but couldn’t break the 90% barrier. They include Norton, ESET, AVG, BitDefender, Trend Micro, and the Vipre Mobile Beta. Perennial security whipping boy McAfee failed to detect more than 65% of malware samples, leaving them surrounded by lesser-known apps in the middle of the pack.The jury is still out on whether or not Android malware is a genuine problem. Most malicious apps appear in third-party stores, and Trojanized impostor apps on the Android Market haven’t exactly become a regular occurrence. Either way, the AV-Test report is still good news for Android users because it clearly shows that top-notch Android antivirus and anti-malware apps are up to the challenge. Better still, some of the best protection you can get for your Android device is totally free.Whether or not you’re convinced you need to worry about getting an infection on your Android phone or tablet, there’s certainly no harm in downloading one of the free apps AV-Test ranked. If you’d like to dive deeper, you can check out their PDF for full results.More at AV-TEST<img src="http://c65.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/C2065/IMG6075.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm7839"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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Company ditching Facebook after finding 80 of ad clicks come from bots

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://a30.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/2031/IMG6318.jpg" alt="first_img" />Facebook has been taking a real beating in the business world as of late. Some high-profile advertisers have backed out, and the stock price has taken a dive. Amid all this, one startup has been investigating what Facebook’s ad platform really offers. In a Facebook post, Limited Run explained that its testing convinced the team to ditch Facebook for good.Limited Run specializes in deploying e-commerce systems for musicians, artists, and labels to sell physical and digital goods. As Limited Run was preparing to release a new version of its platform a few months ago, it bought some Facebook ads. Oddly, its analytics tools were only able to verify about 20% of the clicks Facebook was charging the company for. Clearly, this warranted further investigation.After developing its own analytics software, Limited Run discovered that the 80% of clicks that it could not verify were coming from clients that had JavaScript disabled. Since only 1-2% of users actually have JavaScript turned off, this was very unusual. Limited Run then built its own page logger software, and discovered that this mysterious 80% consisted of bots. The company does not speculate on who owns the bots, or what the purpose of driving up ad spending could be, but it’s suspicious.Limited Run also related the tale of trying to get its Facebook page name changed. When the page was set up, the company was called Limited Pressing, and it was understandably interested in changing that. Facebook responded to the request, saying that the change could be made — for a price. Limited Run would have to commit to spending at least $2000 per month on ads. They refused.Limited Run hasn’t provided data for others to verify its claims, so take all this with a grain of salt. Still, it’s not the only business that has been dissatisfied with Facebook ads.via Facebook<img src="http://b51.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/B2051/IMG17801.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm7838"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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Couche dozone une journée internationale pour la protéger

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://b47.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/B2047/IMG5073.jpg" alt="first_img" />Couche d’ozone : une journée internationale pour la protégerCe jeudi 16 septembre est célébrée la Journée internationale de la protection de la couche d’ozone. Une date que l’ONU n’a pas choisi au hasard, mais parce qu’elle est le jour de l’anniversaire de la signature, en 1987, du Protocole de Montréal relatif aux substances appauvrissant la couche d’ozone.En cette journée de protection de la couche d’ozone, les États sont invités à encourager le développement d’activités concrètes et conformes aux objectifs du Protocole de Montréal. Né en 1987, cet accord compte aujourd’hui 196 pays signataires, qui se sont engagés à supprimer tous les chlorofluorocarbures (CFC) et autres substances appauvrissant la couche d’ozone. La vie sur Terre serait impossible sans cette ozonosphère, qui absorbe la plus grande partie du rayonnement solaire ultraviolet mortel pour les organismes vivants.Aujourd’hui, le Protocole de Montréal couvre 96 produits, dont la production et l’utilisation sont interdites ou limitées. Il est reconnu dans le monde entier comme le traité international sur l’environnement le plus efficace jamais mis en œuvre.”La Journée internationale de la protection de la couche d’ozone est l’occasion de mettre en lumière le rôle central d’une bonne gouvernance dans la réalisation des objectifs environnementaux” souligne dans un communiqué le secrétaire général de l’ONU, Ban Ki-moon. “Grâce à un strict respect de ces dispositions aux niveaux national et international, les Parties au Protocole de Montréal ont réduit de plus de 98% la production et la consommation de ces substances chimiques nocives.  En outre, les substances appauvrissant la couche d’ozone étant également des gaz à effet de serre, le Protocole contribue grandement à la lutte contre les changements climatiques” explique-t-il. Selon l’ONU, ce sont 135 milliards de tonnes de dioxyde de carbone qui ont ainsi pu être évitées.Le 16 septembre 2010 à 15:21 • Emmanuel Perrin<img src="http://a34.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/A2035/IMG11769.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm7814"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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Murray Cantwell sign antiharassment letter

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://a16.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/2016/IMG10265.jpg" alt="first_img" />All 22 female U.S. senators signed a letter Wednesday calling on Senate leadership to reform congressional sexual harassment and discrimination rules. Signees include Washington’s Democratic Sens. Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray.“Everyone deserves to work in an environment free from harassment and discrimination,” the letter reads.The senators write they are disappointed that no “meaningful” reform has occurred to the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995.In November, the Senate passed Senate Resolution 330. The resolution requires anti-harassment and discrimination training for Senate staff and senators once a session.“While this training requirement was a significant step to address workplace harassment, there was broad, bipartisan agreement at that time that more had to be done to support survivors,” the letter continues.The CAA, however, “continues to require survivors to endure an antiquated dispute resolution process, including a monthlong counseling session, forced mediation and a 30-day ‘cooling off’ period before a victim can make a decision whether to pursue justice in a courtroom or continue with administrative procedures,” the senators write.Meanwhile, the U.S. House approved mitigating legislation in February, which includes the elimination of a waiting period before victims can seek a court case, more transparency surrounding awards and settlements and requiring House and Senate members to pay an award or settlement related to sexual harassment or discrimination they commit.A survey cited in the letter states that four out of every 10 congressional staffers think sexual harassment is a problem — and one out of every six women say they are victims of sexual harassment.<img src="http://c67.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/C2067/IMG5289.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm7792"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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ASA Welcomes Lighthizer to USTR

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://a18.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/2018/IMG15376.jpg" alt="first_img" />Following a vote by the Senate today to confirm Ambassador Robert Lighthizer as U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), American Soybean Association (ASA) President and Illinois farmer Ron Moore expressed congratulations and cited Lighthizer’s understanding of the important role trade plays in the U.S. economy and agriculture community.“Lighthizer’s confirmation to USTR is an encouraging step in developing trade policies that continue to promote U.S. food and agriculture production,” Moore said.ASA, along with many food and agriculture trade associations and companies, has continuously been supportive of Lighthizer’s confirmation, highlighting the need for more officials who understand the impacts and importance of trade.“As we urge prudence on any trade negotiations or renegotiations, Lighthizer’s confirmation will allow the U.S. to engage on trade negotiations that will benefit all Americans though economic growth and job creation,” Moore added.<img src="http://a18.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/2018/IMG8477.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm7764"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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