Belgium equal a 48-year-old record: Stats and facts

first_imgBelgium came back from two goals down to beat Japan 3-2 in the Round of 16 match on Monday to set up World Cup quarter-finals against Brazil.It was the first time since 1970 that a team came from 2-0 down to win in the knockout stages of a World Cup. The last team to do so was West Germany, when they defeated England 3-2 in the 1970 World Cup.While West Germany scored the winner in the extra time, Belgium won the match in the normal time. The first team to do so since Portugal defeated DPR Korea 5-3 in the 1966.It was also only the sixth time in the history of the tournament that a team won in the knockout stages after going two goals down.World Cup 2018: Belgium overcome brave Japan to reach quarter-finalsJapan crashed out following the defeat but not before they created history.Genki Haraguchi’s goal which gave Japan the lead was the country’s first ever in a World Cup knockout round. The Asian side scored six games in the 2018 edition, their highest ever goal tally in a single World Cup.The winner was scored by Nacer Chadli in the stoppage time. It was the ninth 90th minute winning goal in this World Cup. The previous five editions (1998, 2002, 2006, 2010 and 2014) together accounted for just 10 90th minute winning goals.Genki Haraguchi scored in the 48th minute followed by Takashi Inui’s goal in the 52nd minute as Japan led 2-0.2018 FIFA WORLD CUP: FULL COVERAGEJan Vertonghen then scored with a looping header that appeared to be a cross but dropped in under the crossbar in the 69th minute. Substitute Marouane Fellaini headed in another from Eden Hazard’s cross in the 74th.advertisementNacer Chaldi capped a comeback from a two-goal deficit when he scored in the fourth minute of injury time to give Belgium a 3-2 victory.Belgium goalkeeper Thibault Courtois grabbed a corner kick and rolled the ball to Kevin De Bruyne, who dribbled to the top of the center circle and passed to Thomas Meunier on the right. Meunier one-timed the ball across the area and Romelu Lukaku let it roll by for Chaldi to tap in with his left foot from 7 yards.last_img read more

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India vs West Indies live streaming: Where to watch IND vs WI 1st ODI live streaming online

first_imgIndia vs West Indies live streaming: India vs West Indies 1st ODI live telecast from Guwahati. Watch 1st ODI, Ind vs WI cricket match free live streaming online.With 18 matches to go before their first encounter against South Africa in the 2019 World Cup in England and Wales, India’s preparations for the tournament will start against the West Indies in the five-match series.There are some issues to be addressed but the middle-muddle will be the first one that comes to everyone’s minds as the team looks to iron out the weaknesses in the side.Rishabh Pant is set to make his ODI debut after a good show with the bat in the Test series and Ambati Rayudu is likely to be India’s No.4 after captain Virat Kohli backed him to come good after a good show in the Asia Cup.”The only position we were trying to figure out was number four for a long time. We tried many players who unfortunately could not capitalise or cement their places in a way we wanted.”With Rayudu coming in and playing well in the Asia Cup, it’s about giving him enough game time till the World Cup so that the particular slot will be sorted for us,” Kohli said ahead of the first one-dayer against the West Indies.The 21-year-old Pant, who cracked a ton at the Oval in his debut series against England, continued his rich form with consecutive scores of 92 against the West Indies in the two-match Test series. Rayudu on the other hand, scored 175 runs from six innings in Asia Cup 2018 batting at No.3 in the absence of regular captain Virat Kohli.advertisementBut, Kohli is set to return to the side and will bat at No.3, which means that Rayudu will come down at No.4 with Pant slotting in at either side of Mahendra Singh Dhoni according to the situation.What time does the 1st ODI between India vs West Indies start?1st ODI starts at 1:30 PM IST on October 21, Sunday at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium.What TV channel and live stream is the 1st ODI between India and West Indies Live Streaming on?Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD in English commentary and Star Sports 3 and Star Sports 3 HD in Hindi Commentary. Hotstar, JioTV and Airtel TV will live stream India vs West Indies match.Where will the 1st ODI between India and West Indies be played?The 1st ODI between India and West Indies will be played at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati from 01:30 PM IST.Where can I watch the India vs West Indies 1st ODI live?The match will be shown in Star Sports network and can also be streamed on hotstar.com.Where can I check the online live updates of the India vs West Indies 1st ODI?You can follow our ball-by-ball-updates of the match between India vs West Indies from our live blog on indiatoday.in.What are the squads for the 1st ODI between India and West Indies?India XII for the first ODI: Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (C), Ambati Rayudu, Rishabh Pant, MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Khaleel AhmedWest Indies: Jason Holder (C), Fabian Allen, Sunil Ambris, Devendra Bishoo, Chanderpaul Hemraj, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope, Alzarri Joseph, Kieran Powell, Ashley Nurse, Keemo Paul, Rovman Powell, Kemar Roach, Marlon Samuels, Oshane Thomas and Obed McCoy.last_img read more

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England vs West Indies Live Streaming: When, Where, How to Watch World Cup 2019 Match on Live TV and Online Coverage

first_imgThe West Indies would enter their match against a strong England side in Southampton with confidence as they are the only team at the World Cup 2019 not to have lost their previousODI series to Eoin Morgan’s men, drawing 2-2 in the Caribbean earlier this year.When the two sides were against on each other in February, England posted 418 runs in their 4th ODI and the Windies almost chased it down, falling just 29 runs short. In form of Andre Russell and Chris Gayle, West Indies have big hitters and also the potential of exploiting England’s bowling lineup. So one can expect a run-feast at the Rose Bowl.What TV channel and live stream is the World Cup 2019 match England vs West Indies on?Match number 19 of World Cup 2019 between England vs West Indies can be viewed on – Star Sports 1, Star Sports 2, Star Sports 3, Star Sports 1 in Hindi, Star Sports HD. Hotstar.com and Hotstar app will live stream all the games.Where will the World Cup 2019 match between England vs West Indies be played?The World Cup 2019 match England vs West Indies will be played at Rose Bowl Cricket Ground in Southampton from 3 PM IST on Thursday, June 14.Where can I watch the World Cup 2019 match England vs West Indies live?The match between England vs West Indies will be shown on the Star Sports TV network and can also be streamed on hotstar.com.Where can I check the online live updates of the World Cup 2019 match England vs West Indies?advertisementYou can follow our coverage for England vs West Indies here – https://www.indiatoday.in/sportsWhat are the squads for the World Cup 2019 match England vs West Indies?Squads:England: Eoin Morgan (c), Moeen Ali, Jofra Archer, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Jos Buttler (wk), Tom Curran, Liam Dawson, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, James Vince, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood.West Indies: Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Darren Bravo, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran(w), Ashley Nurse, Andre Russell, Jason Holder(c), Carlos Brathwaite, Shai Hope, Fabian Allen, Kemar Roach, Oshane Thomas, Shannon Gabriel, Sheldon CottrellAlso Read | John Wright was more of a friend than coach, says Sourav GangulyAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Shikhar Dhawan is a fighter and he will come back stronger, says Sachin TendulkarAlso Seelast_img read more

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‘Special man’ Solskjaer hailed by McGregor

first_imgUFC superstar Conor McGregor has hailed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as a “special man” after seeing Manchester United’s winning run stretched to eight games against Arsenal.The Red Devils have enjoyed a faultless start under their interim boss .Since Jose Mourinho was relieved of his managerial duties in December, every opponent has been swept aside by a rejuvenated United. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Key men such as Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford are firing on all cylinders, with positive progress being made in Premier League and knockout competition.United are back to within three points of the top four, while a 3-1 victory at Emirates Stadium on Friday has them through to the fifth round of the FA Cup .Solskjaer has earned plenty of plaudits for the role he has played in turning a difficult season around.McGregor has now added his voice to those quick to hail the impact made by a Treble-winning star of the Red Devils’ past.An iconic figure from the world of MMA posted on social media after seeing his beloved United prove too strong for Arsenal: “Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is a special man!“The Man United Super Sub. Player AND Manager. Insane!“You can feel the passion he has for his club and it’s history.“Beaming with pride as he vividly explains the teams amazing counter attacking ability over the years. Past and present!“Wow!”Ole Gunnar Solskjær is a special man!The Man United Super Sub.Player AND Manager. Insane!You can feel the passion he has for his club and it’s history.Beaming with pride as he vividly explains the teams amazing counter attacking ability over the years. Past and present!Wow!— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) January 26, 2019 McGregor went on to prove that United have always been the side closest to his heart with a retro picture of him wearing one of the club’s infamous away shirts from 1995-96.I see my son when I look at this. Thank you for sharing.This is a picture from my schools “sports day”, and that infamous Grey Utd jersey, I actually bought myself with my communion money at 8 years of age.I’d love to know where it is now.A truly Notorious football jersey! https://t.co/1NxLZYJMXt — Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) January 26, 2019 Solskjaer will be hoping that he can keep the feel-good flowing among United’s army of loyal supporters when they return to action in the Premier League.The Red Devils welcome Burnley to Old Trafford on Tuesday night as the Norwegian looks for his ninth win in a row.last_img read more

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PTP Sues RSS over Oil Spill

first_imgzoom Malaysia’s terminal operator Pelabuhan Tanjung Pelepas Sdn Bhd (PTP) has launched legal action against Rising Star Shipping Sdn (RSS) and The Shipowners’ Mutual Protection and Indemnity Association (Luxembourg) Singapore Branch in relation to the oil spill at PTP’s premises from 2016.On 24 August 2016, whilst MV Trident Star, owned by RSS, was berthing alongside Berth No. 5 at Tanjung Bin Terminal and in the course of loading a cargo of 2,500 metric tons of marine fuel oil, there was an overflow from one of its tanks onto the upper deck of the vessel which subsequently spilled into the sea.The oil spill thereafter spread out into the adjacent waters and towards PTP’s premises causing oil pollution damage. PTP claims that, as a result, it suffered “various and substantial losses.”PTP is seeking RM 31.8 million in damage claims (USD 7.4 million) in addition to interest at the rate of 5% per annum on the sum from the lawsuit commencement to the date of full and final payment.RSS had earlier on 17 February 2017 obtained a declaration from the Kuala Lumpur High Court limiting its liability to the maximum amount of 4.51 million Special Drawing Rights (equivalent to approximately RM25.0 million. Any amount in excess of the fund will be claimed against the International Oil Pollution Compensation Fund in London.last_img read more

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Unions hold rally at Ontario legislature to protest education cuts

first_imgTORONTO — Throngs of demonstrators covered the lawn in front of the Ontario legislature Saturday afternoon to protest the Progressive Conservative government’s changes to the provinces education system.Many in the crowd carried signs declaring “Cuts hurt kids” or “Standing together for students,” while others banged on drums or chanted slogans denouncing the government’s measures.The Tories under Premier Doug Ford have come under fire for recent changes including increasing class sizes, making students take more online courses and overhauling the province’s autism program.Sam Hammond, the head of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario, opened his speech with a call-and-response session with the boisterous crowd.“Work with me here: If you’re here to stand up for and fight for children with autism and their parents…. If you’re here to protect publicly funded education…. Say ‘I am!’” Hammond shouted to raucous cheers.Hammond’s union is one of five labour groups, representing education workers across Ontario, that organized Saturday’s rally.The ETFO said earlier in a statement that thousands of people were expected to attend and more than 170 buses were bringing teachers to the rally from as far away as Sudbury.The event followed mass student walkouts that took place across Ontario on Thursday, which Education Minister Lisa Thompson characterized as “political stunts” encouraged by unions.Hammond forcefully denied that claim on Saturday, saying the student activism on display showed the province’s future is in good hands.“Don’t forget, Doug Ford: those students are going to be voting in the next provincial election. And we’re voting with them!” he said.In a statement Friday, Thompson said the government would not be distracted by what she called “union tactics” such as protests and rallies.“The fact is that Ontario’s teacher unions have been handed control of the education system for the past 15 years,” Thompson said.“Despite what unions say, their priority has not been student success and as a result our province’s math scores are dropping and our students find themselves falling further and further behind.” Adam Burns, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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The federal price on carbon takes effect in Yukon and Nunavut July

first_imgStarting today, the federal carbon levy will be applied in Yukon and Nunavut, while the Northwest Territories is set to implement its own price on carbon in September.The Yukon government says carbon emissions will be taxed at a rate of $20 per tonne for the rest of 2019, before rising each year starting on April 1 until the tax reaches $50 per tonne in 2022.The costs of gasoline, diesel and propane will go up, while the federal carbon pricing act includes targeted relief for aviation fuel in the northern territories, diesel for electricity generation in remote communities and partial relief for greenhouse operators.The federal carbon pricing act also includes relief for farmers using fuel in tractors, trucks and other farm machinery, as well as relief for eligible fishing activities.According to the Yukon government, the average individual is expected to pay less in carbon levies than they get back in rebates and the first rebates are expected in October of this year.In Nunavut, the territory’s finance minister has announced a new rebate program that would subsidize half the costs of the federal carbon tax at the pump, while Ottawa has said it will return all carbon tax revenue it earns from Nunavut back to the territory.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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MeToo Movement in Indian Country is out there – but its under

first_img(Melanie Hart charged a former First Nation chief with assault)Kathleen MartensAPTN NewsWomen around the world are calling #TimesUp on violence and abuse but not as many are saying #MeToo in Indian Country.At least not publicly.Melanie Hart of Manitoba says there’s a good reason for that.“We, as Indigenous women, we tell our stories. We go to court. We do everything that we’re supposed to do,” she said.“With no justice. None.”Hart could be forgiven for sounding bitter.She took then-partner, Wallace Fox, former chief of Onion Lake First Nation in Saskatchewan, to court for an act of domestic violence she alleged occurred in 2016.Fox received a peace bond that prevents him from contacting her.“I was so disgusted,” Hart said in an interview.“Why did they even give me the offer of going over there and testifying if that’s what going to happen anyway? Put me through all that hell.”Hart was forced to travel to Onion Lake, which straddles the Alberta border, to testify in court. Fox had been chief there for 30 years and declined to comment when APTN reached him via phone.His punishment was tougher in 2015 when he admitted hurting an earlier partner, Vicki Monague of Ontario.“Wallace actually pled guilty to a lesser charge, so he made a plea bargain,” Monague said.“At first, he had pled not guilty and then he changed his plea.”The sentence was 12 months probation with conditions to keep the peace and be of good behaviour.“I know a lot of men in First Nations politics,” said Monague,” and I know a lot of them, they have a lot of healing that they need to do on themselves to be good leaders, with respect to the #MeToo Movement.”(Vicki Monague says she was the victim of domestic assault)The chiefs of Canada’s 634 First Nations are mostly male.This week they select a new national chief for their lobby group, the Assembly of First Nations (AFN), for a term of three years.They have never elected a female candidate, although two women from Manitoba – Sheila North and Katherine Whitecloud – are vying to be the first during this race.Whoever is crowned will be expected to address issues of violence as the #MeToo Movement grows.The Twitter hashtag emerged online near the end of 2017 to identify sexual harassment, abuse and assault. It helped victims bring down major players in the areas of business, politics and entertainment.It has even emerged during testimony at Canada’s National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) after two high-profile women used the arena to out their abusers.Both Inuk singer Susan Aglukark and Vancouver MMIWG advocate Bernie Williams encouraged more Indigenous women to “share their truths.”But Hart says it’s not easy.“The community can turn against you,” she warned.“People at court were afraid to look at me or say Hi to me…because they were afraid of him. That’s their leader.”A chief has power over people in a way unmatched in non-Indigenous communities.“A chief can take away your house, your job. He can cut you off of everything,” said Hart, who hopes the #MeToo Movement can burst that protective bubble around leaders.“I felt people believed him because of who he is.”(Pauline Fair helped convict a former chief of a First Nation in Ontario)In northwestern Ontario, a former chief pleaded guilty last winter to committing a sex crime in the 1970s.Eli Mandamin of Shoal Lake 39 was charged with rape and having sex with a minor. The rape charge was withdrawn after he pleaded guilty to sexual intercourse with a female between 14 and 16 years.Victim Pauline Fair waived a publication ban on her name.“The case…is a really huge victory for me,” she said in an interview.“It would take a dozen women to bring down a guy like that. And I brought him down by myself.”Fair was 14 when she says Mandamin – then a special constable with the Ontario Provincial Police – took her into custody. She says something caused her to black out and she came to with him on top of her.Fair became pregnant and gave birth to a son, which kept her from reporting the crime for decades.“I was protecting him,” she said, noting her son died a few years ago.“That’s why I didn’t come forward before.”Mandamin is expected to be sentenced this fall. His lawyer, Robin Parker, didn’t respond when asked for a comment for this story.But Fair says she wouldn’t have been able to seek justice if she still lived in the community.“I feel some safety being out of there,” she said.“I don’t think anyone would be mad at me for doing this except for maybe his family.”(The #mmiwg and #metoo movements are starting to come together.)Monague likes what the #MeToo Movement is trying to accomplish.But she has a theory on why it’s not being used widely by Indigenous peoples.“Because for us, as First Nations people, we’re focused on healing,” she said. “We’re not focused on vilifying,”She’s honest that it took a while for her to reach that conclusion as a part of healing from her relationship.“When I’m thinking about my case with Wallace nobody wins in this,” she added. “And nobody wins in the #MeToo Movement.“I find that it’s more about exposing people as being villainous but it’s not about getting to the root causes of what is causing the behaviour.”Monague would like to see an Indigenous #MeToo promote healing and wellness. Not just for women but also for men.“Leaders and First Nations men across the country need to start addressing the historical traumatic issues that they’re carrying,” she said, “that unfortunately are affecting their leadership.”kmartens@aptn.ca@katmartelast_img read more

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Arab League General Secretariat Lauds Moroccos Stance on Jerusalem

Rabat – The Arab League’s General Secretariat hailed Morocco’s commitment to the Jerusalem issue under the leadership of King Mohammed VI, also the chairman of Al Quds Committee.The General Secretariat of the Arab body noted in a document issued December 10 on the developments related to the US President’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as capital of Israel that King Mohammed VI sent a message to Trump, emphasizing that the city is at the heart of final status issues, which requires the preservation of its legal status.In the same message, the King affirmed that any measures to alter the legal and historical status of the holy city may have a negative impact on prospects for achieving a just, comprehensive settlement of the long-decades conflict between Palestine and Israel. La Ligue arabe se félicite de l’engagement du Royaume sous la conduite de SM le Roi au sujet de la question d’Al Qodshttps://t.co/si9CZT0Fpj??????? ??????? ???? ?????? ??????? ???????? ?????? ????? ????? ???? ?????https://t.co/NQcKjNaoMc pic.twitter.com/YE25lOpBSc— Agence MAP (@MAP_Information) December 10, 2017The document has also highlighted the monarch’s message addressed to Antonio Guterres, the UN Secretary General. In his message, the King called on Guterres to stop Trump from making this bold decision which he said would undermine peace in the region.The Arab League General Secretariat also recalled Morocco’s move to summon Stephanie Miley, the Charge d’affaires of the US embassy, and ambassadors of Russia, China, France and the United Kingdom in Rabat. During the meeting, which was chaired by Nasser Bourita, Minister of Foreign Affairs, the King’s letter was handed formally to Miley. Bourita also recalled Morocco’s full support to the Palestinian cause and to Palestinian people during the meeting.On December 9, Riyad-Al-Maliki, Palestine’s Foreign Minister expressed his gratitude over Morocco’s stance at the Arab League emergency meeting held in Cairo following Trump’s decision. He also thanked international countries, who stand against Trump’s move, citing Morocco, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Qatar, Kuwait, and Tunisia.Foreign ministers at the Arab League held an emergency meeting on Saturday to discuss Trump’s decision, which undermines the legal and historical status of Al Quds, said the Palestinian delegation in a document addressed to the league of Arab states.Morocco was represented by Bourita and Ahmed Tazi, Morocco’s ambassador to Cairo and permanent representative to the Arab League.Following the Arab League meeting, Bourita called on the members of the emergency gathering to “undertake intense and pragmatic actions to face the American decision regarding Jerusalem’s status, and use all the diplomatic and legal means available to us to defend our rights.”The Moroccan official added that the US decision is “a dangerous turning point in the political and legal status of this holy city and a reprehensible transgression of the results of peace negotiations.” read more

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Budget shortfall threatens UNs ability to feed millions worldwide

30 July 2009Millions of hungry people around the world will not receive food aid from the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) due to a “dangerous and unprecedented” $3 billion budget shortfall this year, the head of the agency has warned. Millions of hungry people around the world will not receive food aid from the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) due to a “dangerous and unprecedented” $3 billion budget shortfall this year, the head of the agency has warned.WFP is hoping to reach 108 million people in 74 countries this year with food aid, but it expects to receive only $3.7 billion of the $6.7 billion needed for 2009.“We are actively cutting $3 billion of our programme – which means a reduction in rations and programmes throughout the world, including those to the world’s most vulnerable people,” WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran told reporters yesterday in Washington, ahead of meetings at the White House.In Bangladesh, for example, the agency sought to feed 5 million people this year, but must now cut back to reaching only 1.4 million, with a school feeding programme only feeding 70,000 children out of the original target of 300,000.Ms. Sheeran welcomed the recent $20 billion pledge to boost global food security made by the so-called Group of Eight (G8) nations, which shows the industrialized world “takes the food security issue seriously.”But she cautioned that “we must also keep pace with growing emergency needs. The problem is not all about agricultural yields; the challenge is people cannot get access to food – whether because of poor infrastructure or because they can’t afford it.”The food crisis is still raging in the developing world, where high food prices are exacerbated by the impact of the current financial crisis, WFP said.Data from the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) shows that in most developing countries, food prices are higher today than they were one year ago, at the height of the food crisis.The WFP head was in the United States capital to urge policy-makers to keep urgent hunger needs as a high priority as they find long-term solutions to food security.She also called for the upcoming Group of 20 (G20) gathering in Pittsburgh, United States, to “take action not only on the financial crisis, but on hunger.” read more

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TSX closes up BlackBerry plunges as Fairfax revises investment proposal

by Malcolm Morrison, The Canadian Press Posted Nov 4, 2013 6:49 am MDT TORONTO – The Toronto stock market registered a minor gain Monday amid a huge plunge in BlackBerry (TSX:BB) shares after its largest shareholder said it won’t be taking the tech company private.The S&P/TSX composite index rose 24.27 points to 13,361.73 led by gains in beaten-down mining stocks.U.S. indexes also racked up small gains as traders hoped that a heavy slate of economic data coming out this week will offer some clues about when the Federal Reserve will start to wind up stimulus that has supported a strong rally on stock markets.BlackBerry shares tumbled $1.34 or 16.56 per cent to $6.75, its lowest level since September 2012, after Fairfax Financial (TSX:FFH) said it will lead a group that will inject US$1 billion into the smartphone company. BlackBerry will stay as a public company.“The fact that the share price is so depressed is really, again, a reflection of the fact there is very little confidence at this point in the story from the market in terms of BlackBerry’s ability to really turn things around in short order,” said Craig Fehr, a Canadian markets specialist at Edward Jones in St. Louis.“It’s going to be more of a show-me story. BlackBerry is going to have to prove that their new strategy is viable.”Fairfax had announced in late September that it would lead a consortium to pay US$9 per share for BlackBerry, a proposed deal that was subject to many conditions.Under this new arrangement, Thorsten Heins will be replaced as BlackBerry CEO on an interim basis by John Chen, who will also be the chairman of the BlackBerry board.The Canadian dollar rose 0.09 of a cent to 95.99 cents US.New York’s Dow Jones industrials climbed 23.57 points to 15,639.12, the Nasdaq was up 14.55 points to 3,936.59 and the S&P 500 index added 6.29 points to 1,767.93.The most important data of the week comes out Friday — October employment data for Canada and the U.S.Economists looked for Canadian job creation to come in at a modest 10,000 with an uptick in the jobless rate from 6.9 per cent to seven per cent.In the U.S., job creation is expected to come in at only 125,000 for October while the unemployment rate is forecast to rise 0.1 of a point to 7.3 per cent. Analysts say the numbers will be affected by the partial U.S. government shutdown of last month since the data would include private sector workers who were laid off.“Without question, the headline number itself will be less critical because it is going to be distorted by the government shutdown to some degree,” added Fehr.“But I think the broader trend is what the market is going to latch onto.”On Thursday, the U.S. government will release the first look at third quarter economic growth. Gross domestic product was expected to rise by an annualized rate of 1.9 per cent, down from 2.5 per cent in the second quarter, partly because of the uncertainty caused by brinkmanship in Washington over extending the government’s borrowing limit.On Tuesday, the Institute for Supply Management releases its latest snapshot of the American service sector, which is expected to show slightly slower expansion. The ISM index is expected to come in at 54, down from 54.4 in September.The communique from last week’s meeting of the Federal Reserve left the impression that the central bank could decide to start winding up its $85 billion in monthly asset purchases as soon as December.Gold stocks led TSX gainers as December bullion moved ahead $1.50 to US$1,314.70 an ounce. The gold index was up just over three per cent as Kinross Gold (TSX:K) moved up 24 cents to C$5.24 while Goldcorp (TSX:G) improved by 75 cents to $26.09.The base metals sector also provided major support, ahead 1.17 per cent while December copper lost five cents to US$3.25 a pound. Lundin Mining (TSX:LUN) rose 17 cents to C$4.78 and Teck Resources (TSX:TCK.B) was up 37 cents to $28.57.BlackBerry pushed the TSX tech sector down 2.3 per cent. But elsewhere in the sector, Celestica (TSX:CLS) rose 26 cents to $11.52.December crude on the New York Mercantile Exchange gained a penny to US$94.62 a barrel and the energy sector was slightly lower.Meanwhile, investors will take in plenty of earnings reports this week including WestJet (TSX:WJA) on Tuesday, pipeline company Enbridge (TSX:ENB) and auto parts giant Magna International (TSX:MGA) on Wednesday. Thursday is the heaviest day for earnings as traders will hear from Tim Hortons (TSX:THI), BCE (TSX:BCE), Canadian Tire (TSX:CTC.A), Canadian Natural Resources (TSX:CNQ) and insurance giants Sun Life Financial (TSX:SLF), Manulife Financial (TSX:MFC) and Great West Lifeco (TSX:GWO).Note to readers: This is a corrected story. An earlier version incorrectly stated when BlackBerry shares had closed lower than $6.75 TSX closes up, BlackBerry plunges as Fairfax revises investment proposal AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

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UN spotlights slave descendants legacy of achievements overcoming dark chapter of human

A close-up from the memorial on the legacy of slavery. UN Photo/Devra Berkowitz This year’s commemoration comes as the UN Remember Slavery Programme, which, in addition to educating about one of history’s greatest tragedies, works to combat racism and prejudice, marks the 10th anniversary of its establishment.The Programme’s theme for 2017 is ‘Remember Slavery: Recognizing the Legacy and Contributions of People of African Descent.’ It urges remembrance of the fact that the transatlantic slave trade, while forming a very dark chapter in human history, also led to an unprecedented transfer of knowledge and culture from Africa to the Americas, Europe and elsewhere.The Programme also invited Lonnie G. Bunch III, Director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C., to deliver a keynote address at the Assembly’s commemorative meeting today.AUDIO: Slavery is the last great “unmentionable” that has profoundly shaped every corner of the world although it happened centuries ago, the Dr Lonnie Bunch III, Director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture has said.The descendants of slaves have made their mark as inventors, economists and jurists; as authors and scholars; as artists and athletes; as politicians and civil rights leaders. Mae Jemison was the first African-American woman to enter outer space. Ralph Bunche, the first African-American won a Nobel Prize and was one of the most respected and celebrated international civil servants in the history of the United Nations. Derek Walcott, the poet and Nobel laureate from Saint Lucia who died one week ago, confronted the brutality of slavery and the legacy of colonialism through his poetry and writings. “The United Nations and I personally attach the greatest importance to the challenge of slavery, past and present,” Mr. Guterres said, urging all to unite against hatred at this time of rising divisiveness and build a world of freedom and dignity for all. In order to more permanently honour the victims, a memorial has been erected at UN Headquarters in New York. The unveiling took place on 25 March 2015. The winning design for the memorial, The Ark of Return by Rodney Leon, an American architect of Haitian descent, was selected through an international competition and announced in September 2013. Peter Thomson, the President of the General Assembly, called for the protection of human rights and an end to racism, xenophobia and modern forms of slavery, including human trafficking, forced labour and child labour.The consequences of slavery had not ended with emancipation, but continued to this day, he emphasized. Some were negative, but others positive, he said, underscoring the contributions made by descendants of slavery to shaping multicultural societies. “We must never forget this dark chapter of human history,” Mr. Guterres told a General Assembly meeting to commemorate the abolition of slavery and the transatlantic slave trade, ahead of the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade.The International Day, observed annually on 25 March, offers the opportunity to honour and remember those who suffered and died at the hands of the brutal slavery system, and aims to raise awareness about the dangers of racism and prejudice today.“We must always remember the role played by many of our countries – including my own country of Portugal – in carrying out the largest forced migration in history and in robbing so many millions of people of their dignity and often also of their lives,” Mr. Guterres said.The legacy of slavery resounds down the ages, and the world has yet to overcome racism. While some forms of slavery may have been abolished, others have emerged to blight the world, including human trafficking and forced and bonded labour. “Heeding the lessons of yesterday means fighting these ills today,” he said. read more

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Ronaldo accepts €188m deal over tax evasion

Football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo was all smiles as he arrived at court (BBC image)Football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has cut a deal with a court in Madrid over tax evasion charges, accepting an €18.8m (£16.6m) fine.A huge media presence met the player outside the court, after a judge refused his request to appear by video or to enter the building by car to avoid the spotlight.The deal, agreed in advance, includes a 23-month jail sentence.But in Spain, convicts do not usually do time for sentences under two years.The non-violent nature of Ronaldo’s offence means he is unlikely to spend any time at all in jail, serving it on probation instead.The court appearance lasted mere minutes as Ronaldo accepted the deal offered by prosecutors.The current Juventus player, who played for the club in Italy the night before, arrived at the provincial court with his fiancee Georgina Rodriguez. Smiling and giving a thumbs-up, he was apparently unfazed by the media presence.His lawyers had argued that given his fame, avoiding the main entrance was needed for the player’s security.Ronaldo, five-time winner of Europe’s Ballon d’Or and often titled one of the world’s best players, was accused of avoiding paying tax in Spain between 2010 and 2014, when he was playing for Real Madrid and based in the Spanish capital.Forbes lists the 33-year-old as the third-wealthiest athlete in the world, with estimated earnings of $108m (€95m) a year.The case centres around lucrative image rights deals. Prosecutors say the proceeds were funnelled through low-tax companies in foreign nations to avoid paying the required tax.In court, as part of his deal, Ronaldo acknowledged four incidents amounting to €5.7m owed, according to Spanish-language news agency EFE.In 2017, when the allegations first emerged, prosecutors said it was a “voluntary and conscious breach of his fiscal obligations in Spain”.But Ronaldo’s lawyers said it is all down to a misunderstanding over what was and was not required under Spanish law, and deny any deliberate attempt to evade tax.The deal, struck in June last year, had to be agreed with Spain’s tax authorities. (Excerpts from BBC) Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedRonaldo appears in court over tax evasion claimsJuly 31, 2017In “latest news”Cristiano Ronaldo fined 3.2 mln euro in tax evasion caseJuly 27, 2018In “latest news”Embattled Ronaldo given federation president’s backingOctober 4, 2018In “Sports” read more

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Australian technology to underpin 14 billion coalgas project in US

first_imgAustralian-based clean coal energy technology developer, GTL Energy, has been selected by a North American energy consortium to provide its coal beneficiation technology to the proposed $1.4 billion South Heart coal-to-synthetic gas project in North Dakota. Under a Memorandum of Understanding, project partners, Great Northern Power Development (GNPD) and Allied Syngas Corp, said GTLE’s beneficiation technology had been chosen from a worldwide review of coal beneficiation technologies to upgrade the low-quality lignite reserves at South Heart.The GTLE technology is critical to transforming the local low grade coal into low moisture high grade briquette feedstock for use in the joint venture’s proposed $1.4 billion plant at South Heart in southwest North Dakota, to produce synthetic natural gas by 2013. The commitment validates Adelaide-based GTLE’s proprietary technology which has been developed in the US since installation of its pilot plant facilities in Colorado.GTLE’s beneficiation process converts Low Rank Coal (LRC) into a cleaner and more productive fuel by removing up to 80% of its water content, together with ash, sodium, and other impurities that interfere with clean combustion. As well as increasing the thermal value of the coal by 50-60%, the upgraded coal is easier to transport and handle, and produces significantly less carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide and sulphur dioxide emissions than if the low grade reserves were to be used without pre-treatment.GTLE will now progress to commence construction of its first commercial scale module during 2008, to be in production by the first quarter of 2009.As part of the agreement, GNPD – the largest owner of coal reserves in the USA outside of the US Federal Government – and Allied Syngas, will also acquire a direct ownership stake in GTL Energy – paving the way for the three partners’ collaboration in a number of other clean energy ventures.Announcing the MOU, GNPD’s President and CEO, Chuck Kerr, said GTLE’s beneficiated coal would yield “greater energy efficiency and a smaller environmental footprint” for the eagerly awaited coal-gas project at South Heart. This technology enables us to further our mission to make the South Heart Gasification Project one of the cleanest coal-based plants in the world.”GTL Energy’s CEO, Robert French, said that the consortium’s decision to select the Company as the coal upgrading technology for the South Heart Gasification Project was significant validation of the GTLE process. It would open up substantial opportunities around the world for gasification, but also cleaner power generation and help meet the growing energy demands of Asia and elsewhere. “We are very pleased to be working with GNPD and Allied Syngas to bring together our coal upgrading technology with their advanced gasification system, completing a suite of clean energy solutions. Our technology allows client users to exploit currently unexploited low-rank coal resources in an environmentally responsible way, to satisfy growing energy demands in an increasingly global market influenced and sensitive to climate change issues and expectations.”The Chairman of GTLE, Robert Kennedy, said: “The application of the GTLE technology in North Dakota will prove a springboard for selling GTLE’s technology into a wider energy market. There are significant global reserves of low rank coal which will be utilised to meet energy demand. In doing so, it is critical that the coal is upgraded to ensure the energy extraction is managed in an environmentally responsible way. GTLE’s technology is applicable now, and is crucial in the development of clean energy options such as coal-to-gas and subsequent CO2 sequestration. GTLE’s proprietary technology has been developed with the support of Australian and US private investors. It is a robust, low temperature beneficiating technology which has been thoroughly tested on coals from around the world. We believe that it will have significant implications for the responsible development of Australia’s large and very extensive brown coal and lignite energy resources.”GNPD was created to develop energy projects incorporating the coal and lignite reserves owned by its affiliated partnership: Great Northern Properties Ltd Partnership (GNP), the USA’s largest private owner of coal reserves. While GNP was formed solely for the leasing and management of its mineral land interests, GNPD was formed to assume the responsibility for all aspects of project development, including project management, financing, feasibility studies, permitting, land control, business development, and mine development. Both GNP and GNPD are headquartered in Houston, Texas.Allied Syngas and its affiliate Envirotherm GmbH, a co-owner of the BGL gasification technology, are part of Allied Resource Corp. Formed in 1994, Allied Resource is a global technology-based industrial services company based on a growing number of technology innovations focused on environmental services, industrial processing and recycling. Headquartered in Wayne, Pennsylvania, Allied Resource also has substantial operations in Western Europe and China.last_img read more

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Caterpillar celebrates 85 years on the New York Stock Exchange

first_imgOn December 22 Caterpillar Chairman and CEO Doug Oberhelman rang the opening bell on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) to mark the 85th anniversary of the company’s listing on the NYSE. Of the approximately 3,200 companies listed on the NYSE, Caterpillar (NYSE: CAT) is among only 2% that have been listed for 85 years or more.“Not only are we celebrating 85 years on the NYSE this year, but next year we will also celebrate the 90th anniversary of Caterpillar as a company,” Oberhelman said. “Both milestones are a testament to the strength of our global brand, our dedication to customers and strong reputation with stockholders for financial strength and performance through the years. In 2014, the strength of our balance sheet and strong cash flow positioned Caterpillar to repurchase $4.2 billion in stock and to pay $1.6 billion in dividends. Caterpillar has paid a cash dividend every year since the company was formed in 1925 and has paid a quarterly dividend since 1933. We are proud of delivering that consistency and value over the decades.”Caterpillar – 85 years on the NYSE:The company listed on December 2, 1929, under the name Caterpillar Tractor Co. In 1986, the name was changed to Caterpillar IncIn May 1991, Caterpillar became one of 30 companies in the Dow Jones Industrial AverageCaterpillar sales for 1929 were $52 million and profit was $12 millionAn investor buying one share of Caterpillar Tractor Co at $56.25 in 1929 would have an investment worth about $40,000* today, accounting for share price growth, stock splits and dividends over the past 85 years. (*As calculated at close December 2, 2014)Caterpillar’s total shareholder return has sustained an annual compounded growth rate of 8% since the company listed in 1929On December 2, 1929, the first listing day, 1,882,240 shares were outstanding and 400 shares of Caterpillar stock were traded. On December 2, 2014, there were more than 605,000,000 shares outstanding and about 4 million shares traded.last_img read more

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Mining chemicals market size to reach 3801 billion by 2024

first_imgThe global mining chemicals market is expected to reach $38.01 billion by 2024, according to a new report by Grand View Research. It says “positive mining industry outlook in India, China, Australia, Peru, and Chile is expected to drive the market over the forecast period. The presence of abundant raw materials including rare earth metals in China, Russia, Australia, Thailand, and the US is expected to facilitate exploration activities, thus propelling demand for the product.“Australia has the third largest rare earth metal reserves in the world. In Russia, companies have been investing increasingly in the development of new extraction techniques to recover uranium. These factors are likely to have a positive impact on growth. Decrease in ore quality of zinc, lead, copper, and nickel is expected to promote utilization of sophisticated technologies requiring frothers, flocculants, grinding aids, and solvent extractants.”Further key findings from the report suggest:Grinding aids dominated the global market accounting for over 40% of the global market share in 2015. Grinding aids help in improvement of the extraction process and require low maintenance. In addition, use of grinding aids can reduce pollution and other harmful effects on the environment. Increasing concerns regarding the cost of grinding the minerals are expected to propel utilization of grinding aids over the forecast period.Explosives & drilling application dominated the market in 2015 and is projected to be the fastest growing segment owing to rapid depletion of shallow surface reserves which has led to the requirement of deep surface mining activities. Moreover, mining chemicals are also used for the efficient breaking of rocks during mining, thereby reducing cost and saving time during mineral processing.Asia Pacific accounted for over 40% market share in 2015 and is projected to witness the fastest growth on account of the rapid industrial development and increasing focus on sustainability. Market players have been investing increasingly in the mining industry in the region which is expected to have a positive impact on demand for mining chemicals.In June 2013, BASF established its new R&D laboratory in Johannesburg, to develop new mining chemicals and product differentiation. High raw material cost coupled with high logistic cost is expected to restrain entry of new players in the industry. High capital cost is also expected to be a major restraint for the manufacturers. In addition, stringent government regulations to reduce environmental pollution are expected to have an adverse impact on the market players over the next eight years.last_img read more

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Skype accounts can be hacked with an email address

first_imgA vulnerability has been made public today that allows anyone to gain control over a Skype account. All you need is the email address of the account and within a few minutes you can lock the real user out and use it as your own.The Skype account hack can be completed in 6 very simple steps, but why is this possible without ever knowing the Skype user’s password? It simply comes down to the way in which Skype, and therefore Microsoft, handles resetting a forgotten password for the service.Typically, in order to reset a password a service contacts the user through their email address. As the user is the only person who should have access to their mailbox this is a relatively safe way to allow a password reset. However, Skype breaks this rule by allowing a password reset directly in the Skype app and through a web browser.What an attacker can do is register a dummy Skype account using the same email address as the person they want to steal an account from. Once registered, a password reset can be requested by the attacker for their dummy account. However, as there is more than one Skype name associated with the email address, the password reset process allows the selection of either name for a password reset.It’s at that point the security fails as the attacker can reset the other user’s password, and as the other user’s Skype name was listed as part of the reset process, they now have the complete login credentials for that account. The real user is left scratching their head as the next time they try to login their password will be rejected.Microsoft is aware of the vulnerability, but has been for around 3 months without a fix being issued. Hopefully, now it has been made public the Skype team will react quickly.If you want to ensure your Skype account is safe until then, the only thing you can do is change the email address to something nobody knows.Update: Skype has issued the following statement regarding the vulnerability:“We have had reports of a new security vulnerability issue. As a precautionary step we have temporarily disabled password reset as we continue to investigate the issue further. We apologise for the inconvenience but user experience and safety is our first priority.”via TNWlast_img read more

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Sitdown Sunday Watching the world rot at the Web Summit

first_img Short URL Share2 Tweet Email1 Sunday 27 Nov 2016, 9:00 AM Nov 27th 2016, 9:00 AM http://jrnl.ie/3097011 4 Comments 14,574 Views center_img Sitdown Sunday: Watching the world rot at the Web Summit Grab a comfy chair and sit back with some of the week’s best longreads. By Paul Hosford IT’S A DAY of rest, and you may be in the mood for a quiet corner and a comfy chair.We’ve hand-picked the week’s best reads for you to savour.1. The Hygge ConspiracyHygge (it apparently rhymes with cougar) is a Scandinavian concept of design and “cosiness”. But is it all it appears to be? Charlotte Higgins of The Guardian says no.To Danes, nothing could be less political than hygge – since talking about controversial subjects is by definition not hygge – and yet it is clear that the concept lends itself to political use. Davidsen-Nielsen and Jensen told me that the prime minister, Lars Løkke Rasmussen, was hyggelig – the kind of guy you could imagine having a beer with. “He’s folksy and informal. He’s one of the guys. And he gets away with murder – almost,” said Davidsen-Nielsen. “Hygge is a useful strategy for disguising power. Politically, you can cloak quite aggressive or radical acts with an impression of hygge.(The Guardian, 29 minutes reading time)2. Watching the World Rot at Europe’s Largest Tech Conference Source: AP/Press Association ImagesWhen the Web Summit moved from Dublin to Lisbon, some wondered how it would go. Sam Kriss from The Atlantic called this year “where humanity rushes towards its extinction”.For all the usual guff about dynamism and entrepreneurship, it’s clear that Web Summit isn’t really about showcasing new ideas or changing the way anyone does anything. The point is to attract buyouts or investment; this is how so much of the tech industry functions.(The Atlantic, 9 minutes)3. Learn From Lutz Auburn tight end Philip Lutzenkirchen (43) celebrates with fans after a win. Source: AP/Press Association ImagesOne catch in Auburn University’s road to the 2010 College American football championship made Philip Lutzenkirchen a hero. But four years later he would be dead, and his father would have to find a way to try save others.The Troup County coroner, whose daughter had attended Auburn with Philip, delivered the news to Mike. Standing outside on his back wooden deck, Mike dropped to his knees and yelled, “Philip’s dead! Philip’s dead!” His wife and two oldest daughters also then crumbled to the ground, Amy shrieking with the pain of the realization that her world as she had known it had just ended.(Bleacher Report, 19 minutes)4. Sand’s EndYou’ve probably never thought about all the sand that’s on Miami Beach. But Josh Dzieza of The Verge has. His piece tackles what happens now that the Florida beach has run out of sand.The sea has been slowly cutting a divot into the shore in front of Miami Beach’s iconic Fontainebleau hotel, encroaching nearly to the promenade. Patching it would normally be a small job. But Miami Beach has a problem, one more cities will soon face: it has run out of sand in the ocean nearby.(The Verge, 25 minutes)5. What So Many People Don’t Get About The US Working ClassAmerica is a majorly divided country. To the extent that some people just can’t get their heads around what attracted working-class people to Donald Trump. Law Professor at University of California, Hastings College of Law Joan C Williams writes in the Harvard Business Review that it’s not hard to understand.The thing that really gets me is that Democrats try to offer policies (paid sick leave! minimum wage!) that would help the working class,” a friend just wrote me. A few days’ paid leave ain’t gonna support a family. Neither is minimum wage. White working class men aren’t interested in working at McDonald’s for $15 per hour instead of $9.50. What they want is what my father-in-law had: steady, stable, full-time jobs that deliver a solid middle-class life to the 75% of Americans who don’t have a college degree. Trump promises that. I doubt he’ll deliver, but at least he understands what they need.(Harvard Business Review, 10 minutes)6. The Man Who Would Be Spielberg Source: AP/Press Association ImagesRobert Zemeckis has made films considered bona fide classics: Forrest Gump, Back to the Future, but has he had the career his early films suggested? Adam Nayman from The Ringer says the Oscar-winning Gump is where it started to go wrong.Among the emergent crop of directors amblin’ their way through the early ’80s — Zemeckis, working directly under Spielberg’s tutelage, seemed to be in the best position to challenge his patron’s position. And the massive box office of Back to the Future and Who Framed Roger Rabbit, meanwhile, implied that he was on his way, reeling off a run of hits culminating in the triumphal success of Forrest Gump — a positively Spielbergian integration of old-fashioned Americana and state-of-the-art special-effects technology.(The Ringer, 9 minutes)…AND A CLASSIC FROM THE ARCHIVES…In 2009, Fran and Dan Keller were imprisoned for sexually abusing a child at a day centre. But were they guilty of being members of a Satanic cult?(Texas Monthly – 67 minutes)A client of Hutchins’, whacked-out on drugs almost to the point of being comatose, was driven to the Cicada Recovery Center one night by one of her alters, who turned out to be completely drug-free. It was common for an alter to have different-colored eyes from its host’s. Scars that appeared on one personality could not be detected on another. 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100000 gather to see Mandela many turned away

first_imgPRETORIA, South Africa — An estimated 100,000 South Africans lined up in Pretoria to view Nelson Mandela in his casket but about a third of the overwhelming crowd was sent away without being able to file past the bier.Many of the frustrated mourners fought back tears of disappointment on the third and last day of the revered leader’s lying in state. Mandela’s coffin was taken away by a military guard to 1 Military Hospital in Pretoria. The anti-apartheid icon will be flown Saturday to his rural home in Qunu, Eastern Cape where he will be buried on Sunday.Hundreds of people cheered and some burst into song when Mandela’s cortege left Pretoria’s Union Buildings, the seat of government, for the last time Friday evening.“It was amazing,” said Keneilwe Mohapi, who stood with her mother as the impressive motorcade went by. “We couldn’t ask for a more fitting end. It’s an honor to say goodbye to him properly.”“We’re mourning, but I’m grateful,” the 27-year-old said. “He changed my life.”Many waited under a hot sun for four or five hours in a line snaking through an open field to busses that would take the lucky ones to see Mandela.last_img read more

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