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PCB left red-faced, concedes defeat over MoU battle against BCCIPCB left red-faced, concedes defeat over MoU battle against BCCI
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has found itself in an embarrassing position over its plans to seek compensation from the BCCI for not honouring the MOU signed between the two countries to play six bilateral series between 2015 and 2023.Former chairman Shaharyar Khan left the PCB in a awkward position when he told the media in Lahore this week that Pakistan had a weak case against the BCCI and was unlikely to get compensation.He said that Pakistan’s case was weak since the MOU contained a clause that all series between the two countries will be subject to government clearance. The BCCI has constantly maintained that it can’t play Pakistan until its government gives clearance for bilateral cricket.Ironically it was during Shaharyar’s tenure few months ago that the PCB’s board of governors had approved filing the compensation claim with the ICC’s disputes resolution committee and also seeking USD 70 million in compensation.Shaharyar and the BOG also approved USD 1 million to cover the legal expenses involved in filing and contesting the case.Soon after Shaharyar’s comments were carried by the media, the PCB apparently put pressure on the former chairman to change his stance with present chairman Najam Sethi also tweeting a clarification from his predecessor denying that he ever said Pakistan’s case against India was weak.Shaharyar issued a signed statement in which he said: “I strongly deny a statement attributed to me in the media in which I am supposed to have said that PCB’s case against the BCCI is weak.advertisement”How could I say such a thing when, in fact, as chairman and with the approval of the PCB’s Board of Governors, I authorised preparation of a case on the advice of PCB’s lawyers and a prominent QC in the UK who agreed that PCB had a strong case against India.”The media must not distort my remarks and hurt the position of PCB,” said Shaharyar.But worse was to come for the PCB when video footage was aired by TV channels and put on the social media in which Shaharyar is saying that in some aspects the PCB case for compensation is weak.”Because there is written (in the MoU) that the series will be held with the approval of both the governments (India and Pakistan), and they (BCCI) can cite that and say we can’t come as our government is not giving us the NoC.”
India, South Korea sign MoU to strengthen cooperation in tourismIndia, South Korea sign MoU to strengthen cooperation in tourism
New Delhi, Nov 5 (PTI) The Ministry of Tourism Monday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, South Korea to strengthen cooperation in tourism. Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Tourism K J Alphons and Minister for Culture, Tourism and Sports, Republic of Korea Do Jong-hwan signed the MoU here, a statement from the ministry said. Officials from the ministry and their counterparts from Korea were also present during the signing ceremony, it added.The main objective of the pact is to expand bilateral cooperation, increase exchange of information and data related to tourism sector as well as encourage cooperation between the stakeholders including hotels and tour operators, the statement said.Plans are afoot to also exchange experiences in the areas of promotion, marketing destination development, management and encouraging participation in travel fairs/exhibitions in each other’s country, the statement added. South Korea is one of the leading tourists generating market for India from east Asia, the ministry said, adding that in 2017, a total of 1,42,383 Korean tourists visited India, while the figure during January-September was 1,8,901 (provisional).The signing of the MoU will be instrumental in increasing tourist arrivals from this source market, the ministry added. PTI ASG RHL
Ivory Coast secured a last-16 spot in the Africa Cup of Nations as Arsenal target Wilfried Zaha impressed in a 4-1 Group D win over Namibia.The Elephants went down to a 1-0 defeat against Morocco last time out and began poorly at 30 June Stadium.Peter Shalulile should have put Namibia in front and was given a lesson in clinical finishing from Max Gradel six minutes from half-time. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘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? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Serey Die – captaining Ivory Coast in Serge Aurier’s injury absence – saw a deflected effort find the net in the 58th minute and his team progressed as runners-up behind Morocco, despite Joslin Kamatuka getting on the scoresheet for the Brave Warriors, after Zaha marked his first start of the tournament with a fine solo effort.Lyon’s Maxwel Cornet came on to dish out further punishment to a Namibia side who started brightly.Shalulile headed narrowly wide from Petrus Shitembi’s chipped cross in the 20th minute before forcing Sylvain Gbohouo to save with his feet.An initially abject showing from Ibrahima Kamara’s men picked up and Gradel crashed an emphatic finish over Lloyd Kazapua in the Namibia goal, although replays showed he was fractionally offside as he darted onto Franck Kessie’s lofted throughball.#LesÉléphants take the lead with the first half…#TotalAFCON2019 #NAMCIV pic.twitter.com/6iK3MZAc9z — CAF (@CAF_Online) July 1, 2019 Namibia were once again on the front foot after the restart but their hopes were dashed before the hour when Serey Die’s speculative 35-yard strike glanced off Ryan Nyambe and nestled in the corner.Ivory Coast will face the winner of Group E in the first knockout round, with Mali, Tunisia and Angola all in contention to top that section. They would do well to avoid much more of the slack defending that allowed Kamatuka to slot home in the 71st minute.Crystal Palace star Zaha gave them breathing space with six minutes to play, jinking inside challenges and lashing home a low strike from inside the box, while substitute Cornet’s emphatic finish from 12 yards gave a further indication of the attacking firepower at Kamara’s disposal.
zoom Singapore-based Odfjell Asia II Pte Ltd, which was convicted in 2014 of violating the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships, has admitted to violating the conditions of its probation, the US Department of Justice said. As a result, the company’s term of probation, which was scheduled to conclude this month, was extended by one year, and the company has agreed to additional probation conditions.Back in May 2014, the US District Judge Vanessa L. Bryant in Hartford, Connecticut sentenced Odfjell Asia II, a subsidiary of Odfjell SE, to a three-year term of probation and a total criminal penalty of USD 1.2 million for violating the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships.A special condition of probation required the company to implement remedial environmental measures as part of an Environmental Management System Plan (EMS/P). As part of the EMS/P, the company was required to implement enhanced procedures for internal reporting of violations.On May 16, 2016, a crewmember reported to Odfjell Asia II that, while he was serving onboard the company’s oil/chemical tanker Bow Santos, there may have been a MARPOL compliance issue involving the disposal of machinery-space bilge water in December 2015. The company reported the possible MARPOL compliance issue to US authorities and conducted an internal investigation.During the internal investigation, the vessel’s chief engineer, Oswaldo Dela Torre Salazar, denied any knowledge of, or involvement in, any MARPOL violations. Upon completion of its internal investigation, the company was unable to determine whether a MARPOL violation occurred.The US and Odfjell Asia II agree that there was a breakdown in the company’s internal reporting system in that it took more than six months before any crewmember of the Bow Santos reported the alleged incident to the company.Odfjell Asia II has also agreed that the breakdown in its internal reporting system constitutes a probation violation because the EMS/P’s internal reporting system had not been fully implemented as required by the special conditions ordered by the court, the Department of Justice said.As a result of this violation, on May 15, 2017, Judge Bryant ordered that the company’s term of probation be extended for one year. During the additional year of probation, the Bow Santos will undergo an environmental audit, and Odfjell Asia II must notify the US.Probation Office, the US Department of Justice and the US Coast Guard if Oswaldo Dela Torre Salazar is serving onboard a company’s vessel bound for a US port.
Atlantic Premiers Working Together for a Strong Atlantic EconomyAtlantic Premiers Working Together for a Strong Atlantic Economy
Atlantic premiers are working together to strengthen the regional economy and create jobs, while providing training opportunities for Atlantic Canadians. Premier Darrell Dexter chaired the meeting and was joined by New Brunswick Premier David Alward, Prince Edward Island Premier Robert Ghiz and Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Kathy Dunderdale. For a detailed news release on the meeting, go to www.cap-cpma.ca and follow the Newsroom link. -30-
India Ratings downgrades Yes Bank outlook negativeIndia Ratings downgrades Yes Bank outlook negative
Mumbai: Private sector lender Yes Bank on Saturday said India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra) has downgraded its long-term issuer rating to ‘IND A+’. “India Ratings and Research has downgraded Yes Bank Ltd’s long-term issuer rating to ‘IND A+’ from ‘IND AA-,” the bank said in a BSE filing. “The outlook is negative. The agency has affirmed the bank’s short-term issuer rating at ‘IND A1+’,” it added. According to Ind-Ra, ‘IND AA’ rating signifies “high degree of safety” regarding timely servicing of financial obligations, while instruments rated ‘IND A’ have “adequate degree of safety”.
Inquiry legal battles loom over info police want kept secretInquiry legal battles loom over info police want kept secret
APTN National NewsFor the moment, the families of Robert Pickton’s victims have wrapped up their testimony at the missing women’s inquiry in Vancouver.The sister of one victim used her chance on the stand to tell police exactly how she felt about their botched investigation.Her emotional testimony comes just as family lawyers fear a fierce legal battle is looming over efforts by police to keep some material secret.APTN National News reporter Rob Smith has this story.
APTN National NewsThe Yukon is having their first cold snap.Most people can escape the deep freeze to the warmth of their home.But not all can.For those living on the street the deep freeze is home.Finding a safe and warm place to stay is difficult explains APTN National News reporter Shirley McLean.
Women still suffer discrimination 30 years after global treaty banned it –Women still suffer discrimination 30 years after global treaty banned it –
“Violence against women and girls is found in all countries,” he told a session of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) marking the three decades of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). “The results are devastating for individuals and societies alike: personal suffering, stunted development and political instability.“So while we recognize the Convention’s successes, we must also acknowledge the urgent need for the entire UN system to support its full implementation,” he added, calling on the few countries that have not yet ratified the treaty to do so. Over 90 per cent of UN members – 185 countries – are party to the Convention, which Mr. Ban called “one of the most successful human rights treaties ever,” noting that is at the core of the global mission of peace, development and human rights. “From Cameroon to Morocco, from Kyrgyzstan to Thailand, it has been a catalyst for legal reforms and new national laws that enshrine women’s human rights and gender equality,” he said, citing “the huge strides” made towards realizing women’s human rights on the national and international stage, including at the UN, which has registered a 40 per cent increase in women in senior posts since he assumed office three years ago.“We must move beyond debates to concrete action that will increase the impact of the Convention,” he concluded. “Let us all work even harder to raise awareness and to work for the Convention’s full implementation worldwide.” 3 December 2009Thirty years after an international treaty banning discrimination against women came into force, women and girls are still suffering from the scourge, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned today.
UN envoy welcomes step on sanctions against violators of children in SomaliaUN envoy welcomes step on sanctions against violators of children in Somalia
“Starting today, in Somalia, if you kill, maim, recruit, use or sexually violate children, or if you attack their schools and hospitals, you can be sanctioned,” said Radhika Coomaraswamy, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, in a statement.“This is one step closer to ending impunity of the worst violators of children in war.”Council members approved the tougher measures on Friday as part of a resolution extending and expanding the mandate of the eight-member UN Monitoring Group on Eritrea and Somalia.The sanctions that can apply to individuals or entities which violate the rights of children include arms embargoes, travel bans and asset freezes.Ms. Coomaraswamy urged all partners working in child protection, including the UN Political Office for Somalia (UNPOS), “to redouble their efforts to gather reliable information on grave violations against children” so that they can help the Monitoring Group carry out its work. 2 August 2011The United Nations envoy advocating for the rights of children during armed conflicts today welcomed the Security Council’s decision to agree to apply sanctions against any individuals or entities that violate children’s rights.
Duminda insists no move to take revenge on joint oppositionDuminda insists no move to take revenge on joint opposition
Dissanayake also said that more changes are expected to be made in the future in the SLFP in order to prepare the party to face the next election.The SLFP General Secretary also said that all SLFP members will be invited for the SLFP anniversary event in Kurunegala next month. Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) General Secretary Duminda Dissanayake today insisted that there was no attempt being made to take revenge on SLFP members of the joint opposition.Speaking to journalists today, Dissanayake said that some of the changes made this week in the SLFP was part of a restructuring process of the SLFP. He insisted that the removal of some SLFP organisers was not to take revenge on them for being part of the joint opposition but to strengthen the party. He also noted that removing an SLFP member from a post does not mean they have been removed from the party. He said that former President Mahinda Rajapaksa is among those invited to attend the anniversary event. (Colombo Gazette)
UN to launch over 3 billion humanitarian appeal to help 50 millionUN to launch over 3 billion humanitarian appeal to help 50 million
The United Nations today announced plans to ask donors for more than $3 billion to help some 50 million people with humanitarian needs in 2003.The money will be used to assist hungry, displaced and otherwise vulnerable people living in Afghanistan, Angola, Burundi, Chechnya and neighbouring republics in the Russian Federation, Cote d’Ivoire and its region, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.Other countries and region slated to receive aid include Eritrea, Ethiopia, the Great Lakes Region of Africa, Guinea, Indonesia, Liberia, the occupied Palestinian territory, the Republic of Congo, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Southern Africa Region, the Sudan, Tajikistan and Uganda.The launch of the “consolidated appeals” – so named because they cover the combined requirements of all concerned UN agencies – will be held on 19 and 20 November in eight cities around the world: Bern, Washington, D.C., Brussels, Luxembourg, New York, the Hague, Tokyo and Canberra.The event is being held under the theme “Hope for the Future,” highlighting the need to support countries in or emerging from crisis or conflict, including during the critical transition period leading to durable peace and sustainable development.Aiming to bring food to the hungry, medical assistance to the sick, shelter to displaced populations, and to provide for other basic needs, the consolidated appeals process is a tool created a decade ago by the UN General Assembly to plan a common humanitarian strategy and maximize resources.
A list of the top 20 primetime programs in the Nielsen ratingsA list of the top 20 primetime programs in the Nielsen ratings
NEW YORK, N.Y. – Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Nov. 23-29. Listings include the week’s ranking and viewership.1. NFL Football: Chicago at Green Bay, NBC, 27.75 million.2. NFL Football: New England at Denver, NBC, 25.19 million.3. “Sunday Night NFL Pre-Kick,” NBC, 17.86 million.4. “Thanksgiving Night NFL Pre-Kick,” NBC, 17.38 million.5. “NCIS,” CBS, 16.19 million.6. “60 Minutes,” CBS, 14.33 million.7. NFL Football: Buffalo at New England, ESPN, 14.26 million.8. “The Walking Dead,” AMC, 13.98 million.9. “Dancing With the Stars” (Tuesday), ABC, 13.49 million.10. “Dancing With the Stars,” ABC, 13.29 million.11. “NFL Pregame Show,” NBC, 12.85 million.12. “Football Night in America,” NBC, 12.65 million.13. “The Big Bang Theory,” CBS, 12.05 million.14. “NCIS: New Orleans,” CBS, 11.85 million.15. “The Voice” (Monday), NBC, 10.29 million.16. “The Voice” (Tuesday), NBC, 9.97 million.17. “Madam Secretary,” CBS, 9.96 million.18. “Empire,” Fox, 9.21 million.19. “Scorpion,” CBS, 8.95 million.20. “Survivor,” CBS, 8.2 million.___ABC and ESPN are owned by The Walt Disney Co.; CBS is a division of CBS Corp.; Fox is owned by 21st Century Fox; NBC is owned by NBC Universal. AMC is owned by AMC Networks, Inc. A list of the top 20 prime-time programs in the Nielsen ratings for Nov. 23-29 by The Associated Press Posted Dec 2, 2015 12:58 pm MDT Last Updated Dec 2, 2015 at 2:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
European farmers benefit from money paid by shoppers for British milkEuropean farmers benefit from money paid by shoppers for British milk
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. A carton of ‘Milk for Farmers’Credit:Aled Llywelyn/Athena Pictures It was marketed as a scheme to help consumers support British dairy farmers.But it has now emerged that more than three quarters of the proceeds from the Milk for Farmers venture are in fact destined for the pockets of foreign milk producers.The milk cartons sold under the initiative are branded with a Union flag, giving customers the impression the money they spend on their daily pint goes to supporting British producers.Morrisons and Asda both run similar ventures under which part of price paid by customers goes to producers operating with the Arla dairy farmers co-operative.Under Morrisons’ ‘Milk for Farmers’ scheme 12,000 farmers in Arla’s cooperative receive subsidies from sales of the supermarket chain’s milk. The proceeds are divided up among farmers producing milk, butter and cheese in the UK, Sweden, Germany, Belgium and Luxembourg.But only 2,700 of these are British. Data obtained by The Telegraph now shows sales of the Morrisons ‘Milk for farmers’ initiative saw an average of £290 paid to each of the farmers in the Arla cooperative in extra payments from its 10p per litre retail price supplement.However, they would have received a total of £1,300 had the supplement been paid only to Arla’s British farmers, according to analysis by AHDB Dairy.Arla pays its farmers 23p for every litre of milk they produce – below the farmers’ cost price of between 30p and 32p a litre.Morrisons buys all its milk from Arla, but uses only milk supplied by British farmers. However, the presence of the British flag on packs appeared to have confused customers.One consumer wrote to Morrisons: “I’ve just seen Milk For Farmers on your website. Will this [the additional 23p] be all [going] to British farmers as the Union Jack on the bottle suggests?” Six months ago Morrisons modified its packaging to cover such concerns. But the milk cartons still contain a small version of the Union Jack and the front of the pack reads: “Milk for Farmers, you give back to dairy farmers”.Arla’s website states: “You give an extra 23p per bottle to Arla Foods – a dairy cooperative 100pc owned by dairy farmers for the benefit of dairy farmers. Arla distributes this premium to all its farmer owners in the UK and other European countries.”Morrisons denied its campaign is misleading, pointing out the Union flag on its milk products shows that all its milk is produced on British farms.It insisted it had never actually said all the money would go to UK farmers.The supermarket chain also disputed the Kantar Worldpanel data, saying its actual sales figures would have seen £360 go to all Arla farmers.However, this would mean each UK farmer could have taken £1,600 this year, had the money only been for them.The “For Farmers” brand, which includes cheeses, was launched after a backlash against supermarkets over the low prices paid to UK dairy farmers.AHDB Dairy said sales data for other supermarket’s Milk for Farmers schemes was not yet available as they had not yet been running for at least a year.Morrisons said: “Our customers tell us they welcome the opportunity to give extra money to dairy farmers if they so choose.“The packaging on our Milk for Farmers products is clear that this extra money is distributed by Arla to its farmers in the UK and European countries.”In a statement Asda said: “Arla unveiled Arla Farmers Milk to give shoppers the opportunity to pay a little extra on each bottle to help Arla farmers during challenging market conditions.”The extra 25p for Arla Farmers Milk will be returned directly to Arla farmers. In line with Arla’s cooperative’s principles, this extra money will be shared amongst its 12,700 farmer owners.”Arla declined to comment. In a statement Asda said: “Arla unveiled Arla Farmers Milk to give shoppers the opportunity to pay a little extra on each bottle to help Arla farmers during challenging market conditions.”The extra 25p for Arla Farmers Milk will be returned directly to Arla farmers. In line with Arla’s cooperative’s principles, this extra money will be shared amongst its 12,700 farmer owners.”