Scoreboard roundup — 2/24/21

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStockBy ABC News(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Wednesday’s sports events:NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONCleveland 112, Houston 96Atlanta 127, Boston 112Golden State 111, Indiana 107Oklahoma City 102, San Antonio 99New Orleans 128, Detroit 118Chicago 133, Minnesota 126 (OT)Miami 116, Toronto 108Charlotte 124, Phoenix 121Utah 114, LA Lakers 89NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUETampa Bay 3, Carolina 0Dallas 3, Florida 0Toronto 2, Calgary 1 (OT)Philadelphia 4, NY Rangers 3Minnesota 6, Colorado 2Arizona 4, Anaheim 3 (SO)Los Angeles 2, St. Louis 1TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALLArkansas 81,Alabama 66Florida St. 88, Miami 71Creighton 77, DePaul 53NC State 68, Virginia 61Tennessee 70, Vanderbilt 58Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. February 25, 2021 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 2/24/21 Written bycenter_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

Speech: Considering New and Emerging Threats

first_imgThank you Mr President and may I congratulate you on your Presidency and the US on theirs.Let me start by thanking all of the committees for their work and for the Chairs for updating us on the implementation of these important resolutions. And in particular, I want to welcome the collaboration and joint working between the committees, as evidenced here today.Firstly, let me address the work of Committees 1267 / 1989 / 2235 and 1373.Mr President, no country is immune from the threat of terrorism, no region exempted from the threat which flows from the poisonous ideology which underpins it. Only through collaboration between countries within and between regions will we defeat the threat. We need a network of willing and capable countries to tackle the terrorist threat.Now much is done bilaterally, the UN has a major role. Willingness to tackle the threat should of course be a matter of self-interest, but it also flows from binding Security Council resolutions and GA resolutions. And capability flows from the committees – from the Counter-Terrorism Committee, but also from C-TED, from UN-OCT, and for UN-CCT. And I welcome very much the joint working evidenced under the leadership of Under-Secretary-General Voronkov and Assistant Secretary-General Connix.As identified in the Secretary-General’s report, the UK agrees that Da’esh has evolved from a territorial entity into a diffused and covert network which operates in a number of countries. Al-Qaida and its affiliates remain a persistent threat and challenge, and we are also facing threats to international peace and security from terrorist groups which have been inspired by Da’esh and Al-Qaida, in addition to others such as extreme right wing groups. Terrorist groups constantly change their methods and approaches, and we must be flexible and adaptable in our response.As the Ambassador of Peru has said, it has been a feature of the threat in recent times to see the outflow of foreign terrorist fighters from many countries around this table. But as well as focussing on that, we must now focus on returnees to our countries, and re-locators to other theatres. We must not forget the foreign terrorist fighters currently in prison and others convicted of terrorism-related offenses, who may pose a threat both at home and abroad.The UK wants to stress the important role that the private sector, academic researchers and civil societies can play in supporting Member States and UN bodies in countering terrorism and violent extremism. During the UK’s Presidency of the Security Council in August, we were pleased to invite a civil society briefer, Dr. Joana Cook, of the International Center for the Study of Radicalization in London, to share with the Council findings from their recent report on Da’esh women and minors, which enriched our understanding and discussion.Mr President, I would like to stress that sanctions remain a key tool in combating terrorism. We welcome the continued engagement and cooperation of all Council members in our international efforts to combat this threat. And I welcome the appointment of Mr Daniel Kipfer Fasciati as Ombudsperson.The UK welcomes the ongoing efforts of the Counter Terrorism Committee and Counter Terrorism Executive Directorate to address a broad spectrum of issues raised by recent resolutions – in particular, 2396. As others have said, a global Passenger Name Record standard is needed and we welcome the UN-OCT ICAL project to promote its responsible use and recognize the generous support of the government of the Netherlands.Furthermore, we continue to encourage states to move towards the implementation of the Global Aviation Security Plan.In line with Security Council Resolution 2395, it is important that CTED assessment and analytical tools are updated and made fit for purpose, and that these inform the capacity-building activities of the UN – including UN-OCT – and its partners.We are pleased to invite CTED to conduct a visit to the United Kingdom in 2019 and look forward to working with the Committee to share good practices and technical assistance needs. And I encourage other states also to work with C-TED to facilitate similar visits to their own country. We can all learn.Mr President, moving on to the 1540 Committee, I would like to acknowledge the Committee’s achievements, particularly with the completion of initial reports and engagement with Committee working groups. We support the Chair and the Committee’s focus on practical steps to support implementation of the resolution, such as voluntary National Action Plans. We welcome the example set by Chile and Colombia in conducting a peer review of Resolution 1540 implementation and suggest the Committee encourages other countries to do likewise.We acknowledge that the Committee has played a crucial role to enable the meaningful exchange of information between States, improving the matchmaking processes to better meet assistance needs and build long-term capacity.Now it is time for the Committee to become more active and strategically consider new and emerging threats. In particular, we encourage the Committee to consider responses to topical counter-proliferation issues affecting 1540/2325 implementation, such as emerging technologies and proliferation finance, and consider the role of international organisations and multilateral fora in raising awareness of these issues and we hope the Committee will meet more often going forward.We encourage the ongoing work to raise awareness and profile of UNSCR 1540.Mr President, the effective implementation of these resolutions is important to protect hard fought global norms and the rules based international system.Let us step up our efforts.last_img read more

Dave Matthews Keeps The Bust-Out Streak Alive With First ‘The Idea Of You’ In 100+ Shows [Watch]

first_imgDave Matthews Band is now six shows into their summer tour, and, so far, each concert has featured a song busted out for the first time in over one hundred shows. The tour unofficially began with a 25th anniversary show in the band’s hometown of Charlottesville, VA, where they played three new songs and busted out “The Last Stop” for the first time since 2010. Within each subsequent show, “Shotgun,” “Dreamgirl,” “Dive In,” and “Break Free” were all brought out from hiding, adding an aura of mystery to any given performance. What will they bust out next?Last night, the group settled in to the Verizon Arena in North Little Rock, AR, opening up their show with “Seek Up” before playing the new song “Bismarck.” The bust out of the night was “The Idea Of You,” which had been shelved since 8/24/14 (104 shows). The song first appeared around 2006, and was in heavy rotation from 06-08, only to be performed intermittently ever since.The full show featured some great classics as well, including the “Jimi Thing” paired with a partial cover of Prince’s “Sexy MF,” and an encore that featured “Dive In” and a cover of Bob Dylan’s “All Along The Watchtower.”Watch a number of highlights from the show, including “The Idea Of You,” courtesy of Chad Jones’ playlist below.DMB resumes their tour tomorrow, May 20th, in Cincinnati, OH. You can see the full setlist from last night, below.Edit this setlist | More Dave Matthews Band setlistslast_img read more

No ‘Third Farce’ again!

first_imgDear Editor,The Alliance for Change has once again embarked on a journey of lies and deceit since election is once again in the air. We must recall that during the Local Government Elections campaign they spun their web of deceit and lies as they did in 2015, but this time the masses are ready since many have awoken from their self-inflicted slumber.The AFC was given a sound thrashing at the LGE polls after Granger wilfully threw them to face the gauntlet. Guyanese have now become wary of these political mercenaries!The lure for power and pecuniary gains will always rule paramount for third parties, which was evidenced in 1964 and again in 2015 by both the UF and the AFC. The pretenders and the pretensions of these third parties are well documented.In fact, those in the AFC have squandered the opportunity to be patriots who can bring about the necessary changes to propel this country towards socio-economic growth. Where have the progressives gone? Without an iota of doubt, they have been utterly consumed by the PNC because of their greed and lust for power. Another third party just dissipated!However, it is now evidenced also that the AFC leaders’ main thrust and objective were to “get rid of the PPP”. The subversive tactics they used in Parliament bear testimony. It was never about putting Guyana first but rather to get rid of their arch enemy and loot the Treasury.At no point in time was the AFC honest about tackling the socio-economic problems facing this country. They made the country ungovernable which led to a vote of no-confidence tabled by Nagamootoo, the dissolution of Parliament and the calling of an early election in 2015.It must also be recalled that at its formation, the founding leaders had vowed never to coalesce with either the PPP or the PNC since they claimed that both had destroyed this country. They had vowed to remain independent but the grand entry of the genuine pretender, Moses Nagamootoo, just before the 2011 elections, changed all of that with his guile and innate ability to manipulate and achieve his selfish objectives.Now after nearly a year of the successful No-Confidence Motion against the coalition and the CCJ’s emphatic pronouncements, we have seen that the political mercenaries are hovering to plunder what opportunities are available due to the Herculean efforts of Jagdeo and the PPP. Like the hyenas who cannot hunt their own preys, they are willing to dine on the leftovers, even if it means being subservient like the AFC!There are political parties all over and one has the make great efforts to remember their names or hilarious acronyms. One even echoed the mental state of Guyanese with regards to political parties – FED-UP. A new political party took a premature birth even though it may have been conceived a long time ago.Some said that it was birthed three and a half years ago but due to its feebleness, it was nurtured in an incubator awaiting an opportunity to be piggybacked into the Guyanese political arena. It could not have ventured on its own, it had to ride on the success of the No-Confidence Motion. This party, A New United Guyana, founded by Ralph, suddenly emerged in the arena spewing similar rhetoric like the now-defunct AFC.But where were these ‘saviours’ over three and a half years ago when the APNU/AFC coalition was wreaking havoc in our country? Mr Ramkarran hid behind his “conversation tree” with articles which failed to directly confront the plethora of ills and wrongdoings meted out to the Guyanese people. What did these ‘saviors’ say or do about the massive corruption, the gross mismanagement of the economy, the callous closures of the sugar estates and the vindictive dismissal of over 7000 sugar workers and thousands of others, the endless stream of wastage and extravagance, the cronyism, the debilitating burden of increased taxation and worsening standard of living, the catapulting of numerous communities into poverty, the completely visionless annual budgets, the destruction of all the productive sectors, the increasingly huge deficits of the public enterprises, the voracious appetite for borrowing , and the ignoring of the old, the young and the vulnerable groups?Yet now these fledgeling parties like ANUG, FED-UP and the Liberty and Justice Party are seeing these atrocities for the first time! The Rip Van Winkles of politics! Where were these “true progressives and patriots”, who will now stand for what is right, even in the face of death? Where was the FED-UP leader? Where was the LJP leadership? These pretenders and hypocrites have shamelessly come out not to save Guyana but to fulfil their own political ambitions.The pertinent question is: Where will we find a third party which possesses “that higher purpose which resonates with the Guyanese people?” That has now become a myth. Third parties have proven themselves to be the means by which cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled men will be enabled to subvert the power of the people and to usurp for themselves the reins of Government.Third parties have only made lives for Guyanese increasingly worse as is evidenced by the “dead meat” AFC and the long-dead United Force. Third parties have become synonymous with dictatorship in this country. These third parties are willing to sacrifice their principles in order to make a short cut into Government and plunder the nation.The only unwavering and unflinching constant in the political arena is the People’s Progressive Party and it is this party that has fought ceaselessly to bring not only democracy but socio-economic development to this nation from bankruptcy and it is this party which has once again risen up to tirelessly and successfully fight another PNC dictatorship under Granger in its bid to restore progress. Guyanese cannot be fooled again! No ‘third farce’ again!Yours sincerely,Haseef Yusuflast_img read more

President Zuma discloses HIV status

first_img26 April 2010 South African President Jacob Zuma, launching the country’s HIV Counselling and Testing campaign on Sunday, announced that he was HIV-negative – while stressing that people’s results always remained private and confidential. Zuma, who took his own HIV test on 8 April to promote the campaign, said he had chosen to disclose his status in order to give leadership, not to put pressure on South Africans to do the same. “Anyone’s HIV status is private and confidential. Disclosure is an individual decision,” Zuma said at the campaign launch at Natalspruit Hospital in Ekurhuleni. “After careful consideration, I decided to share my results with all South Africans. The purpose is to promote openness and to eradicate the silence and stigma that accompanies this epidemic. “We will not win the war against Aids if we engage in witch-hunts against people and start campaigns of who is positive or negative as if this was a game. It is a serious matter,” Zuma said. “This was my fourth test, as I have decided to take the test at regular intervals. I encourage all to do the same.” Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi and Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane were the first to get tested on Sunday, with councilors, religious and traditional leaders also joining the queue to get tested. Eighty cubicles from government and the private sector were made available for the general public who wanted to get tested for HIV, diabetes, hypertension, high blood pressure and other diseases. Motsoaledi said the government was ready for the campaign. “I’ve sent letters to all hospital CEOs and all leaders in various sectors asking them to take the lead and get tested. I’ll also send letters to all councilors and news editors asking them to be the first ones to take the test.” Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

CWG scam: Suresh Kalmadi, 2 others sent to judicial custody till May 18

first_imgA special court in Delhi on Wednesday sent former Commonwealth Games (CWG) organising committee chairman Suresh Kalmadi and others to 14 days in judicial custody.Kalmadi had been arrested by the CBI on charges of cheating, conspiracy and corruption in the award of CWG contracts.The court sent Kalmadi to Tihar Jail along with CWG organising committee joint director general (sport) A.S.V. Prasad and deputy director general (procurement) Surjit Lal till May 18 as the CBI said that some important witnesses were yet to be examined.Kalmadi, Lal and Prasad were arrested on April 25 for allegedly flouting norms in the awarding of the CWG contract for Timing Scoring Result (TSR) system to a Swiss firm. The next day, the court remanded them in CBI custody for eight days. But on the expiry of remand, the CBI did not ask for an extension.During the hearing, Kalmadi’s counsel alleged that there was a breach of fundamental rights during the arrest of the former organising committee chief.He argued that Kalmadi was produced in court more than 24 hours after his arrest in violation of law. The memo of arrest said Kalmadi was taken into custody at 10.30 am but the paperwork was completed by 4.30 pm.It was said that the media knew about the arrest in advance and that when the CBI arrested Kalmadi, there appeared to be no motive to interrogate him. The counsel said Kalmadi was not asked a single question before the arrest.However, on the media reporting the impending arrest, the judge said it was merely a prediction.advertisementlast_img read more

LeBron James Media Platform Accuses Alabama Football of Stealing

[email protected] doesn’t drive — unless he’s got a droptop and a Christmas Day game to get to. #TheShop pic.twitter.com/27n7Tq0WfZ— UNINTERRUPTED (@uninterrupted) March 6, 2018Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James’ media company just dispatched a letter over to the University of Alabama, claiming copyright infringement.In the document obtained by ESPN, Uninterrupted is alleging the Crimson Tide football team of having a show way too similar to their own.A trailer for Alabama’s new show “Shop Talk” featuring football players Julio Jones, Eddie Jackson, and more getting their haircuts while talking about different topics is extremely similar to “The Shop”.Josh Tarnow, the head of Uninterrupted’s business and legal affairs listed in the letter that “”Shop Talk’” is clearly using the ideas, concepts and format previously created and exploited by Uninterrupted in connection with its program titled “The Shop,” and Uninterrupted believes “Shop Talk” infringes the copyright in “The Shop””.James’ media platform also claims “Shop Talk” “damages” the “commercial prospects” of their own talk show.“Your continued exploitation of “Shop Talk” infringes Uninterrupted’s copyright, trademark rights and other valuable intellectual property rights in “The Shop” and significantly damages Uninterrupted’s commercial prospects for “The Shop,”” the document stated.Tarnow also requested a “conversation” with the school before “getting into a ‘battle of legal letters’ or rushing into legal proceedings.” read more

Reward in Gilley case increase

first_img Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, February 24, 2017 –  The reward for information in the armed robbery and shooting of former Premier and businessman, Galmo Williams has gone up by $10,000… and is now $30,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction.#MagneticMediaNews ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Related Items:#magneticmedianewslast_img read more