AC Milaninter milanlive streamingserie A First Published: September 21, 2019, 4:59 PM IST The Derby della Madonnina, AC Milan vs Inter Milan is always a fiery affair and Inter are unbeaten in their last six league games against arch rivals AC Milan.Inter have maximum points after three games and are two points ahead of Bologna and champions Juventus, with Napoli three points adrift in fourth. AC Milan’s focus this season is on Serie A after they lost their place in the Europa League for breaches in financial fair play rules.New coach Marco Giampaolo’s side are seventh with two wins after their opening round defeat at Udinese.On Saturday, the two best defences in Serie A will face off in the San Siro, with both having only conceded one goal in the league this season.Antonio Conte branded himself a ‘jackass’ for his tactical blunders which saw Inter Milan struggle to a draw in their European opener this week, but warned they would kick back into gear on Saturday against city rivals AC Milan.Conte’s side rescued a 1-1 draw against Czech outsiders Slavia Prague in the Champions League in the San Siro, and the former Chelsea manager said they should use that anger in their upcoming games against AC Milan and Lazio.”I’m the biggest jackass,” said Conte.”I’m the one who’s primarily responsible, both in terms of the selections made and because I obviously didn’t make the lads understand what I wanted.”The former Juventus and Italy coach conceded his side could have been focusing too much on Saturday’s game, as they look to stay top of Serie A.”Could be, but this is part of the growing process. I am here to make them better players.”Serie A 2019 Live: AC MILAN VS INTER MILAN Live StreamingWhere to watch Serie A 2019 AC Milan vs Inter Milan live in India (TV channels)?The AC Milan vs Inter Milan match in the Serie A will be played at the San Siro Stadium in Milan. The Serie A AC Milan vs Inter Milan live telecast will be on Sony Ten 2 HD channel in India at 12.15AM.How and where to watch Serie A 2019 AC Milan vs Inter Milan live streaming?The AC Milan vs Inter Milan live stream will be available on Sony LIV app and sonyliv.com website in India for premium users.(With AFP inputs) Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday interacted with the players and officials of the Indian womens cricket team that recently emerged runners-up in the women’s cricket World Cup.Players said that this was the first time that they had seen a Prime Minister tweet for the women’s cricket team. Team members said that they felt proud, happy and inspired to know that the Prime Minister was following their progress.The Indian eves suffered a narrow nine-run defeat to hosts England in the final.Responding to questions asked by the players on handling pressure, Modi said that Yoga helps achieve a good balance between mind, body and action. He also said that practice of Yoga helps develop detachment.Telling the players that they had not “lost”, the Prime Minister said that 125 crore Indians carried their defeat in the final, on their shoulders, and this was, in fact, their greatest victory.Noting that India’s daughters have made the nation proud in many international sporting events, the Modi said that the society is benefiting from the progress that women are making in various fields. Besides sports, he mentioned the school results of Class 10 and 12 and women space scientists who have played a key role in prestigious ISRO missions.The players presented an autographed cricket bat to the Prime Minister.VIDEO: Prime Minister @narendramodi hosts #TeamIndia (Women) in New Delhi https://t.co/CYHBWqTqDd- BCCI Women (@BCCIWomen) July 28, 2017Delighted to meet the proud skipper of a proud team, @M_Raj03. Congratulated her for her leadership and her game. pic.twitter.com/qIQlOjPmHuadvertisement- Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 27, 2017
Celebrated couturier Sabyasachi Mukherjee, the designer behind the striking ensembles and looks sported by India’s star cricketer Virat Kohli and Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma for their wedding festivities, says the couple was a delight to work with.The wedding took place on Monday at a resort in a restored 13th century Tuscan village in Italy, and Mukherjee ensured there was a timeless aura about the clothes and accessories for the bride and groom.”We designed the clothes for both bride and groom for all the functions. From engagement to mehendi and sangeet, for the wedding and post-wedding dinner, and heritage jewellery from recently launched Sabyasachi label.Also read: What went into Anushka Sharma, Virat Kohli’s exquisite wedding attires”It was wonderful to work with the couple. From the House of Sabyasachi, we wish Anushka and Virat a very happy married life,” Mukherjee said.The designer ensured Anushka sported a different look at every function. For her mehendi ceremony, he says she wanted a boho look full of bright colours.”Hot pink was her favourite. We created a graphic lehenga in fuchsia pink and Indian orange. It was hand-printed by the famed Calcutta block printers and hand-embroidered with gota and marori.”Artists from The Sabyasachi Art Foundation rendered a beautiful sixties pop print and it was silk screen printed, hand woven Indian silk,” Mukherjee shared in an Instagram post.Picture courtesy: Instagram/sabyasachiofficialShe accessorised this bright look with a pair of jhumkas crafted in 22 carat gold with Iranian turquoise, tourmalines, uncut diamonds and Japanese cultured pearls. Custom juttis in hand woven brocade and zardosi completed the look.advertisementVirat went for a signature khadi kurta churidaar with a classic fuchsia pink textured silk Nehru jacket detailed with the Sabyasachi House blazer buttons. A custom tan leather jutti with a zardosi crest was created for the ensemble.Anushka went for a velvet sari for the engagement in the label’s “signature Gulkand Burgundy”.Also read: This is what Anushka Sharma wore for her mehendi, engagement and wedding”It was hand-embroidered using miniature pearls and the finest quality zardosi and marori. She wore a uncut diamond and pearl choker with matching studs,” Mukherjee described.Her look was complemented with kohl-rimmed eyes, red roses and the label’s iconic micro-dot bindi.(Left) Anushka Sharma at her mehendi function; (right) the actress all decked-up for her wedding.For the D-day, Anushka wore a pale pink lehenga with Renaissance embroidery in vintage English colours embellished with silver-gold metal thread, pearls and beads. The bridal jewellery, handcrafted with syndicate uncut diamonds, pale pink spinel and baroque Japanese cultured pearls, was by the Sabyasachi Heritage Jewelry collection.The groom looked smart in an ivory raw silk sherwani hand-embroidered in a vintage Benarasi pattern, with an old rose silk kota safa.
The Chinese Football Association (CFA) said that it has launched an investigation regarding allegations by Shanghai Shenhua striker Demba Ba.Ba had said that he was subjected to racist abuse by an opposition player during their league match at the weekend.Ba, 33, said that Changchun Yatai midfielder Zhang Li racially abused him during their team’s 1-1 draw in Chinese Super League fixture on Saturday.”After the game, according to the supervising report, the Chinese Football Association immediately launched an investigation and will hold a hearing about the irregularities in this game,” said the CFA statement.”If it’s true, the players involved will be dealt with seriously in accordance with the rules and regulations.”However, according to local media reports, Changchun has denied the allegations.The CFA said football in China had always been based on the principle of “fair play and the spirit of sports”.”We oppose any form of racial discrimination,” the CFA said.”We encourage all participants to work together to preserve the good order of the game and spread the positive energy of football.”
Here are some of the best quotes from the postgame in Saturday’s Baylor-OSU tilt.Mike Gundy on what lost it for OSU“This game’s pretty easy to see. You travel on the road, turn the ball over three times and then defensively you give up way too many big plays. We got away with that last week. We had two turnovers that cost us points and we gave up big plays and we were able to overcome it. But now you’re traveling down here and playing a good team, and when you’re moving the ball and you turn it over, you just shoot yourself in the foot and then when you give up big plays, when you have them backed up against the wall, it’s hard to beat a good team. It’s really pretty simple.”Gundy on why he was upset after the game“Right, yeah, I mean, I’m not going to try to hide it. You can tell by looking at me, and I told the team the same thing. You have to learn to take care of the ball and you have to learn to quit giving up so many big plays on defense. Pretty easy press conference for me.”Jim Grobe on why he went for it on his own 30“Honestly, you’re talking about the time we were backed up inside the 30-yard line? That was totally my fault. We go pretty fast offensively, especially if we’ve got a short yardage situation, and somehow I had clicked my headset the wrong way and I was yelling, “Punt the ball! Punt the ball! Punt the ball!” And KB (offensive coordinator Kendal Briles) goes so fast, that before I could run down and grab him, we had run the play. So you know, I’ve got to take total credit for that. That’s just a little switch on my battery pack, and if you’re not careful, if you touch that, it cuts your voice off. So I’m just casually saying, “Punt the ball, punt the ball,” and then I see we’re going to go for it and I start running down the sideline and couldn’t get to him. But KB was happy to go for it. He never minds going for it.”Yeah, OK.Glenn Spencer on his defense“Doesn’t feel good at all. Very frustrated. Gotta prepare ‘em better. I’ve been very disappointed in how we’ve played. “It’s just never-ending. It’s just four hours of just gut-wrenching hell.” [O’Colly | NewsOK]Mason Rudolph on the gameplan“We had so many long drives, man, gave our defense a chance to recover and game plan over on the sidelines and I think Coach Yurcich called an incredible game, a lot of successful runs, a lot of play action, a lot of different stuff. We’ve just got to finish when it counts and we’ll get better, though.”Jalen McCleskey on OSU/Baylor“I feel like we were the better team. To get so close and not be able to execute, I feel like this one was on us.” [O’Colly]More Spencer on his defense“It’s a long season. We gotta make sure we give it our best to come back next week and have a chance to win a game. That’s all it’s about now: sticking together. Everybody’s broke. Everybody’s frustrated. We’ve just gotta go back to work. Figure out a way to win next week.” [O’Colly]Mike Gundy on Not being satisfied“I can pat you on the butt and tell you, ‘Good job and you played good against a team that’s ranked and so-and-so.’ That’s not the way I feel. I feel like we should have done a better job of coaching and we have to do a better job of playing so we can win these games, period.” [O’Colly]Seth Russell on Ish Zamora’s return from being suspended for beating a dog“That was huge. I knew he was going to step up. He’s a great football player and he showed that tonight. He’s another weapon to put in the offense, and he’s a great guy. He’s working hard. He never took any days off. When he was suspended, he never griped one day. He came out to work and it showed tonight.”Travon Blanchard on QB1 for OSU“It’s very important to get off the field. (Oklahoma State QB Mason) Rudolph, he’s a very smart quarterback. He has tremendous touch on his throws. He made a lot of really good, smart safe throws. We tried to show him a few different coverages, different looks and he was able to deliver. So luckily as a defense we were able to get the win and we also have a lot of points that we can emphasize, things that we can get better on, so that’s good for our defense.”If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!
Touch Football Australia (TFA) is excited to announce it has been identified and will be assisting in a PhD project relating to the education of high performance referees in sport. The study, â€˜investigating elite referee learning frameworks and curriculaâ€™, is being conducted by Kathy Oâ€™Brien, from University of Queensland Department of Human Movement Studies, who is also a former Australian Touch Football Youth coach.The aim of the project is to investigate elite referee practitionerâ€™s conceptions of learning sources that promote the more rapid acquisition of sport-specific skills and personal capacities and the extent to which these key sources are currently incorporated into officiating course designs.As part of this study a series of interviews will be conducted with identified elite referees from the National Referees Squad, in order to gain data that provides a more holistic understanding of each refereesâ€™ views and actions, in the context of their role. The findings of the study will be made available to TFA and in turn may assist in the review of programs the overall development of Referees in our sport. Kathy will be at the National Touch League event to undertake the interviews for which individuals will be communicated with prior to arrange a time suitable for the referee.If you require any further information please contact Tara Steel – email@example.com. Related Filesmemo_-_elite_referee_project-pdfRelated LinksRef Education Project
NORMAN, OK – SEPTEMBER 01: Quarterback Kyler Murray #1 of the Oklahoma Sooners walks off the field after the game against the Florida Atlantic Owls at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on September 1, 2018 in Norman, Oklahoma. The Sooners defeated the Owls 63-14. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)One of the most-anticipated match-ups of bowl season takes place in the College Football Playoff. Not surprisingly, everyone wants to see what Kyler Murray and the Sooners can manage against the dominant Alabama Crimson Tide.Nick Saban and company have made every College Football Playoff since its inception and enters this year with arguably his best team ever. Led by sophomore quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, the Tide are a significant favorite to make it back to the title game.Alabama is a 14-point favorite against the Sooners.One Vegas computer suggests and even bigger win for the Tide. OddsShark‘s score prediction has Alabama winning 53.3-36.4.A 17-point win for the Tide isn’t outside the realm of possibility, considering the Sooners field one of the worst defenses in the country. However, Kyler Murray is the Heisman-winner for a reason and he’ll do everything possible to keep his team in contention.This one should be entertaining.
zoom A five and a half-storey house of steel, sitting 20 metres above the sea, measuring 20 metres high and weighing 2500 tonnes, is starting to take shape in Kiel. The Schleswig-Holstein shipyard Nobiskrug is currently building the accommodation platform for the DanTysk offshore wind farm, commissioned by Vattenfall and Stadtwerke München (SWM).The first phase of construction came to an end with the completion of all of the platform’s exterior walls and the parallel construction of the five decks is also going full steam ahead.The steel foundations of the platform, a nearly 40-metre high ‘jacket’ construction, are currently being built at the Nordseewerke in Emden,meaning that the construction of the DanTysk offshore wind farm is creating plenty of added value in the North German shipbuilding industry.The accommodation platform will provide space for around 50 people, who will be responsible for the operation and maintenance of the DanTysk offshore wind farm. It will be occupied 365 days a year, with a rolling shift rotation. As well as providing accommodation for the crew, the accommodation platform will include a catering complex, washing facilities, workshops, storage areas, offices and space for sport and leisure activities.“Our idea of housing service teams in a separate accommodation platform directly on offshore wind farms is a first in Germany. This accommodation platform saves the service and maintenance team from having to travel to the wind farm every day. In this way, we can carry out any pending work very efficiently,” explains Gunnar Groebler, Head of the Renewable Energy Division of the Continental Europe/UK Regional Unit at Vattenfall since the beginning of 2014. “Anyone who has experienced the harsh climate of the North Sea, with its strong winds and waves, will understand that safe working conditions for the maintenance teams on site are essential. The permanent accommodation platform offers a high level of safety and comfort for our teams,” continues Groebler. The platform is due to be erected in its final position, 70 kilometres west of Sylt, in the middle of the North Sea in 2014.In total there will be 80 wind turbines at the DanTysk offshore wind farm, generating 288 MW of climate-neutral electricity for around 400,000 households. All of the 80 foundations for the DanTysk wind turbines as well as the offshore substation have already been constructed, and the installation of the turbines will begin at the end of March 2014. The commissioning of the wind farm is planned for autumn 2014.Dantysk, March 7, 2014
Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 RICHMOND COUNTY: Black River Bridge Black River Bridge in Dundee will be closed, weather permitting, for one hour from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 20, and again on Thursday, Feb. 22, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. for bridge construction. There is no marked detour. Motorist are advised to follow all safety instructions. -30-
Rabat – Officials from the Kawkab Athletic Club of Marrakech (KACM), a football club from the city of Marrakech and crowned champions of Morocco in two occasions (1958 & 1992), have been reportedly treated “rudely” by American actor Tom Cruise who was given previous approval from authorities to film scenes from his big budget production movie “Mission Impossible 5” in the Grand stadium of Marrakech.KACM officials reportedly felt “humiliated” after being unable to park in the parking lot of the Grand stadium, which is technically their own stadium, and were forced to go through a narrow passage in order to access to the grandstand to watch their club’s match against Ittihad Zemmouri de Khemisset, according to le360.ma website.Sonarges, the company in charge of many stadiums throughout the country including the Grand stadium of Marrakech, justified Tom cruise’s step to deny access to the parking lot and to the grandstand saying that it was “out of fear of potential damage of filming equipment,” the same source added.
Rabat – A fight erupted in Denmark when a bystander attempted to remove a woman’s niqab, now illegal in the country.The 28-year-old woman wore her niqab on Friday, August 3, to a shopping mall in Horsholm, north of Copenhagen; at the top of an escalator, another woman attempted to take off her niqab. Onlookers called the police, who gave her two options: remove the veil or leave the mall. Either way, she would receive a fine—the equivalent of MAD 1,470—in the mail.If she continues to wear the niqab in public, she could receive a fine of up to MAD 14,684—or a jail sentence of up to six months. Burqa ban?The Danish Parliament passed the legislation, which mandates that “anyone who wears a garment that hides the face in public will be punished with a fine,” on May 31. The law does not specifically mention the niqab or burqa; the judgment of what does and does not constitute an illegal face covering falls to the police.On the evening of August 1st, the day the law officially entered into effect, hundreds of people of varying religions and ethnic backgrounds gathered in Copenhagen to demonstrate against the legislation—in niqabs and burqas, colorful scarves, horse heads, and fake beards. The crowd marched behind a sign reading, “My clothes, my choice.” Denmark’s second-largest city, Aarhus, saw a protest against the ban the same night. The facially-covered demonstrators did not receive a fine, as the law makes an exception for those peacefully protesting.Read also: Denmark Bans Burqas, Niqabs, and Fake BeardsWho is affected?A 2009 study by University of Copenhagen professor Margit Warburg measured niqab- or burqa-wearing individuals at less than 0.2 percent of Muslim women in the country—approximately 150 women in a country of 5.7 million.However, to the women wearing the burqa or niqab, the issue is critical.Sabina, a 21-year-old education student in Denmark, began wearing the niqab two years before the ban. She said she donned the face veil to feel more connected to God. “It’s not just about us fighting for the right to wear our niqab,” she said. “It’s also about us fighting for right to live our lives as practicing Muslims in Denmark. We are saying to the government: we do not accept this form of racist, Islamophobic and oppressive politics.”“The niqab is a huge part of my identity. It’s a very spiritual choice—and now it has also become a sign of protest.” Sabina is one of the founders of Kvinder i Dialog (Women in Dialogue). Begun by niqab-wearing women, the organization strives to create a link between Muslim women and the population of Denmark. Fellow Kvinder i Dialog founder Sarah, 30, is a student and mother. She said she once believed in Denmark’s tradition of tolerance; now, if she wants to go somewhere, she thinks, “Is it worth getting a fine?”“I have never felt like a victim before,” she said. “This is the first time I’ve felt oppressed.” “You have to be very strong to wear the niqab in Denmark. We are not going to lie down and let people kick us. We are going to fight to the end.”“Latest in a harmful trend”Although the law does not mention Islamic face veils specifically, MP Naser Khader plainly said, “We don’t want the burqa and niqab in Denmark.”Human Rights Watch called the “discriminatory” ban “the latest in a harmful trend,” referencing the “decidedly anti-Muslim tone” present in legal discussion. Danish Minister of Justice Soren Pape Poulsen said the face coverings are “incompatible with Danish values.” A spokesperson from the Danish People’s Party asserted the need for measures against the “Islamization of Denmark.”Similar bans exist across Europe, in France, Belgium, and Austria. Globally, Spain, Italy, Cameroon, and Chad have partial bans. Morocco banned the production and sale of burqas in January 2017, but women may still legally wear them in public.By Anna Schaeffer
“I have consistently stressed the need for strict observance of the ceasefire and separation-of-forces regime in the area of responsibility of UNOMIG [the UN Observer Mission in Georgia] in order to prevent a resumption of hostilities and create a climate conducive to dialogue between the two sides,” Mr. Ban writes in his latest report on the situation in Abkhazia, Georgia. “Unfortunately, after a period of relative stability in the winter, the last four months have witnessed a resurgence of tensions stemming from, inter alia, clear disagreements as to what constitutes observance or violation of the ceasefire regime,” he adds.“I underline the need for all involved to observe the most rigorous separation of forces on land, at sea and in the air, with the CIS [Commonwealth of Independent States] peacekeeping force having responsibility for the enforcement of that separation,” he states.The Secretary-General appeals to the Abkhaz side to respect the UN mission’s freedom of movement and asks the Georgian side to do the same with the CIS peacekeeping force. He also notes that the recent increase in tensions did not involve only the ceasefire regime, pointing to the bombings and roadside explosions that took place from 29 June to 6 July on both sides of the ceasefire line. Indiscriminate bombing in public places on the Abkhaz side left four people dead, including one UNOMIG staff member, and 18 wounded. “I am deeply concerned by this resort to indiscriminate violence, an unprecedented development with unpredictable consequences for a fragile peace process,” he writes.The Secretary-General also describes the deteriorating relations between Georgia and Russia, noting its effects on the Georgian-Abkhaz issue.“While the UNOMIG mandate is limited to the Georgian-Abkhaz conflict,” he says, “both the conflict prevention and conflict resolution dimensions of its mandate are significantly affected by this deterioration in the relationship between key actors in the process and the polarizing effect it has on the broader international context.”Meanwhile, the negotiation process between the Georgian and Abkhaz sides has remained suspended since Mr. Ban’s previous report in April. Against this backdrop, an assessment of the peace process is currently being undertaken, which includes consultations with the two parties and those international organizations and Member States, including the Group of Friends, that have been most directly involved in the process. Mr. Ban says he intends to report to the Security Council on the outcome of the assessment, which will explore the possibility of a coordinated international response to avert further worsening of the political and security situation. 28 July 2008Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on the Georgian and Abkhaz sides to preserve the integrity of their ceasefire regime, noting that the last four months have witnessed a resurgence of tensions between the two sides.
The Dambulla ‘sacred land’ area was the site of controversy on at least two occasions, once when a group of monks attempted to remove a Muslim prayer center and then when Hindus in the area were threatened.The Dambulla ‘sacred zone’ falls within the authority of the Dambulla Temple. CLICK TO ENLARGEIt says that alternate land will be provided in Kandalama road within two weeks for the residents who are to be evicted. Residents living within the ‘sacred ‘zone’ in Dambulla have been asked to vacate their homes by the end of next month.Notice issued to the residents, which was made public by the Navamani newspaper, says the residents must leave in order to make way for development work. The notice which was issued by the Urban Development Authority (UDA) this week says selected property has been acquired by the government under existing laws.
The research and exploratory work Norfolk County does on mitigating leaky natural gas wells could find applications across Ontario.The province confirmed Monday that Norfolk will receive $500,000 from the Ford government for this purpose. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry recently indicated that the county met the qualifications for this funding.The province expects Norfolk County to spend a portion of this money on finding a solution to a leaky gas well in Silver Hill near the intersection of McDowell Road West and Forestry Farm Road.This well is leaking high levels of toxic hydrogen sulphide gas. There is no record of whether this is an abandoned gas well or a natural vent.Neighbouring households are being monitored for toxic effects. Correcting the situation is complicated by the fact that the hydrogen sulphide is emanating from a spot in the middle of a wetland.“As Norfolk County has been actively engaged in how to address leaking gas wells the province of Ontario is providing assistance to support mitigation and monitoring opportunities,” local MPP Toby Barrett said Monday in a news release.“Although there isn’t a solution yet, I am confident this funding has helped move us closer to finding one. Norfolk County has been a valuable partner in this work.”The release adds “The knowledge gained will be valuable if there are similar problems in the province in the future.There are more than 25,000 natural gas and petroleum wells across southwestern Ontario. A total of 7,800 of these – active and abandoned – are located in Norfolk and Haldimand.The news release notes that – under the Oil, Gas and Salt Resource Act — private land owners are responsible for correcting gas well issues on their property.
With an estimated 5,000 desperate Syrians fleeing their homes every day, the spiralling violence in the country has now created more than 2 million refugees, the United Nations refugee agency announced today, adding that there is no sign the “humanitarian calamity” will end anytime soon.“The war is now well into its third year and Syria is haemorrhaging women, children and men who cross borders often with little more than the clothes on their backs,” the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said in a statement released to mark the milestone. “This trend is nothing less than alarming, representing a jump of almost 1.8 million people in 12 months.”One year ago today, the number of Syrians registered as refugees or awaiting registration stood at about 230,670 people.UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres said Syria had become “a disgraceful humanitarian calamity with suffering and displacement unparalleled in recent history.” He added that “the only solace is the humanity shown by the neighbouring countries in welcoming and saving the lives of so many refugees.”More than 97 per cent of Syria’s refugees are hosted by countries in the immediate surrounding region. As of the end August, the number of Syrians registered as refugees or pending registration was 110,000 in Egypt, 168,000 in Iraq, 515,000 in Jordan, 716,000 in Lebanon and 460,000 in Turkey. Over half of them are children under 17 years of age. The refugee crisis has placed an overwhelming burden on the host countries’ infrastructures, economies and societies, and with an average of almost 5,000 Syrians fleeing into these countries every day, the need for international support has reached a critical stage.“The world risks being dangerously complacent about the Syrian humanitarian disaster,” said UNHCR Special Envoy and renowned actress, Angelina Jolie. “The tide of human suffering unleashed by the conflict has catastrophic implications. If the situation continues to deteriorate at this rate, the number of refugees will only grow, and some neighbouring countries could be brought to the point of collapse.”Ms. Jolie added that the world was “tragically disunited” on how to end the Syria conflict. “But there should be no disagreement over the need to alleviate human suffering, and no doubt of the world’s responsibility to do more. We have to support the millions of innocent people ripped from their homes, and increase the ability of neighbouring countries to cope with the influx.”On Wednesday, ministers from Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey will meet with UNHCR in Geneva in a bid to accelerate international support.A further 4.2 million people are displaced inside Syria. Taken together, these numbers –amounting to more than 6 million people – mean that more Syrians are now forcibly displaced than people from any other country.With the number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) increasing, the World Food Programme (WFP) appealed today for humanitarian access inside Syria to avoid a situation in which hunger becomes an additional factor pushing more people to flee the country. Last month, WFP was only able to dispatch food for 2.4 million people – short of its goal of feeding three million people a month – as a result of the deteriorating security situation.The agency said it plans to further scale up its operations to reach 4 million during October, as recent assessments found that agricultural production will further decline over the next 12 months if the present conflict continues. Meanwhile, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is supporting a major push to ensure that crisis-affected children in Syria could keep learning. Together with the Ministry of Education and the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), UNICEF will this month launch a home-based self-learning programme that will enable over 400,000 children in conflict areas to continue following the national curriculum. In a briefing to reporters in Geneva, UNICEF spokesperson Marixie Mercado said there are some 1.9 million students in grades one to nine that have dropped out of school over the last academic year. Over 3,000 schools have been damaged or destroyed, and more than 930 are now being used as shelters for the displaced.UNICEF is also building prefabricated classrooms in governorates that have been significantly damaged and is procuring school bags with stationary supplies for up to a million children in all 14 governorates. In addition, thousands of teaching-learning kits, recreations supplies and early childhood education material are being delivered.
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. Detectives investigating a double fatal shooting of a mother of nine and her nephew have arrested two men on suspicion of murder.Annie Besala Ekofo, 53, and Bervil Kalikaka-Ekofo, 21, were gunned down at a flat in north London in what is feared to have been a case of mistaken identity.Scotland Yard said they arrested a 20-year-old man in the early hours of Saturday who has since been released on bail.A second man, aged 24, was arrested on Sunday and taken into custody at a north London police station. Both were arrested on suspicion of murder.The Met revealed it has also been established that Mr Kalikaka-Ekofo, a psychology student, died from a gunshot wound to the head. His post-mortem was carried out at Northwick Park Hospital Mortuary on Saturday. A post-mortem examination for Mrs Besala is yet to take place.Officers were called to the scene on Elmshurst Crescent, East Finchley at around 6.25am on Thursday to reports of two people injured at the address.On arrival they found they were suffering from gunshot injuries and both victims were pronounced dead at the scene.At the time of the killings four other people, including a child, were also at the property but were not harmed.On Saturday Scotland Yard said it had found “no evidence to suggest Mrs Besala or Mr Kalikaka-Ekofo were the intended targets of the shooting”.Detectives said they were keeping an open mind as to the motive for the attack – as well as investigating whether anyone else associated with the address was the target.Mr Kalikaka-Ekofo’s father, Patrick Ekofo, said his son “never looked for trouble”.Mrs Besala was described as a “wonderful and loving mother and wife” who was “glue that kept everyone together” in a statement from her relatives.Police say their enquiries into the incident are continuing. Anyone with information is asked to contact the incident room on 020 8358 0300, or to remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Two men have been arrested in connection with a double fatal shooting in East Finchley https://t.co/EXtTytwcOo pic.twitter.com/xnfJIaQWxq— Metropolitan Police (@metpoliceuk) 18 September 2016
As Energy & Mines Ministers from across Canada met earlier this week under the theme of ‘Clean Growth’ for their annual conference in St-Andrews, New Brunswick, a delegation of regional and national Indigenous and advocacy groups, backed-up by a 40,000-strong petition, urged ministers to do much more to protect the environment and communities affected by mining in Canada. “We’re not against ‘clean growth’ or ‘clean energy,’ but these must not be empty words. We’re here to alert the public and our governments that there are still serious problems with the way mining is done in this country, and that there can’t be any clean growth or clean energy without first having clean mining,” stated Jacinda Mack, a community member affected by the Mount Polley mine disaster in British Columbia in 2014 — the biggest mining spill in Canadian history. Mack is now coordinator of the First Nations Women Advocating for Responsible Mining. “The need to respect Indigenous rights and community consent before mines are approved is also a major concern,” stated Grand Chief Ron Tremblay of the Traditional Wolastoq Grand Council, which has been vocally opposed to the massive Sisson mine project in the Nashwaak’s and St. Johns’ River watersheds in New-Brunswick. Using recent government data, the delegation estimates the total liability for contaminated mining sites across Canada to be well above C$10 billion, a figure it estimates can easily triple or quadruple once the true costs for site clean-up and risks from spills and failures are considered. The delegation also draws on recent studies to highlight a 60% increase in rates of catastrophic failures and large mining spills worldwide over the last two decades. Researchers predict this trend will continue to worsen due to ever larger mining waste facilities, poor economics of many mines, decreasing ore quality, and inadequate mining oversight. In Canada, the delegation reports over 20 mining spills in the last decade alone (2008-2017), including six that released more than 1 million litres of contaminated wastes in nearby rivers, lakes and soils. The largest fine reported for one of these spills is $7.5 million. Ugo Lapointe, Canada Program Coordinator for MiningWatch: “This is a drop in the bucket that cannot seriously dissuade any mining company of doing a better job.” The delegation is also releasing today a new study on the Sisson project, which concludes that “the mining waste facility design is business-as-usual, using the same facility design and water cover approach used at the failed Mt Polley mine.” The study, conducted by Dr David Chambers of the Center for Science in Public Participation, identifies several problems with the current design and states that “none of these concerns have been directly addressed in the 40 conditions required by the Province or the recent Federal government authorization.” In 2015, the Expert Panel report on the Mount Polley disaster concluded that “business as usual cannot continue” and called for broad regulatory reforms. In 2015, in response to a letter signed by over 70 organizations from across Canada, the Canadian Mines Ministers committed “to review the recommendations made subsequent to the Mont Polley spill” and “to ensure that standards for industry reflect the highest level of environmental protection.” Tara Scurr, Amnesty International Canada: “Now is the time for governments to act and work with Indigenous communities, public interest groups, academics and independent experts to reform our laws and to do what is necessary before another disaster strikes.” MiningWatch lists urgent actions that can be taken by governments. The delegation invited members of the public and the media to attend a public information meeting on Monday night, August 14, at St-Mary’s First Nation Cultural Centre in Fredericton. Tracy Glynn of the Conservation Council of New Brunswick: “This will be an occasion to learn more about the Sisson project and to hear first-hand accounts of people that have witnessed or been impacted by catastrophic mining waste spills. We all want to protect the Nashwaak’s and St Johns’ rivers from such disasters.”
Vivre à proximité des autoroutes multiplierait par deux le risque d’autismeD’après une nouvelle étude de chercheurs américains, le risque d’autisme serait multiplié par deux chez les enfants dont la mère a vécu près d’une autoroute durant sa grossesse.L’autisme se caractérise généralement par des troubles du comportement et une incapacité à s’adapter à l’environnement social. Une nouvelle étude sur le sujet menée aux Etats-Unis aurait démontré que le risque de développer ce trouble serait deux fois plus important chez les enfants dont la mère a vécu près d’une autoroute durant la grossesse, et cela à cause de la pollution de l’air qu’elle implique.Ainsi l’étude a porté sur 563 enfants de 2 à 5 ans, dont 304 étaient autistes, rapporte Goodplanet.info. Un enfant sur dix vivait à moins de 300 mètres d’une autoroute. Heather Volk, chercheur et un des auteurs de l’étude, précise : “Cela ne veut pas dire que la pollution de l’air ou les embouteillages favorisent l’autisme. Il pourrait néanmoins s’agir de facteurs qui contribueraient à son développement”. De son côté, le Centre pour le contrôle et la prévention des maladies explique qu’un enfant sur 110 serait aujourd’hui atteint d’autisme alors que les méthodes de dépistage sont de plus en plus utilisées et efficaces.Le 24 décembre 2010 à 18:06 • Emmanuel Perrin