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Bowles Says Jets D Loafing

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first_imgFLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Disgusting. Flat. And, now, loafing.They’ve all been used while describing the performance by the New York Jets’ defense Nov. 1 at Oakland. And the criticism has come from the coaches and players themselves.Linebacker David Harris said the film of the 34-20 loss was “disgusting,” while defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson said the defense was “flat” and claimed “guys were loafing.”Coach Todd Bowles has acknowledged he wasn’t happy with his team’s performance, and was asked Wednesday if he noticed some players loafing when he watched the game film.“We had some loafs on defense for the first time this year,” Bowles said. “They were minor loafs, but they were still loafs nonetheless and we have to have everybody to the ball.”The statistical analysis website Pro Football Focus found 19 missed tackles. Bowles and his staff, however, are even tougher graders, with the coach saying their total was “in the 20s.”Bowles attributed the lapses in effort to possible fatigue, but made it clear it’s unacceptable. “Our guys don’t normally loaf,” he said, “and it shouldn’t happen anymore.”The Jets came into the game at Oakland with the No. 2 overall defense. They gave up 451 yards in total offense, including four touchdown throws by Derek Carr.The Raiders took a 28-6 lead early in the third quarter, and the defense did little to keep the Jets in the game.“We’re not saying people were just dogging it all the way to the ball here,” Bowles said. “There might have been somebody getting tackled down the field and somebody pulled up a yard or two from the ball, or not finishing or something like that. It wasn’t loafing like we were just dog tired and we were loafing.“Our guys understand what happened in the game, the coaches understand what happened in the game (and) we’ll work to correct that.”That means the players have gone through the film carefully to see if they can take better angles, wrap up better on tackles or just improve their hustle to the ball. If the players don’t get their acts together at practice this week, Bowles warned, they will be doing extra running.The Jets will certainly have a challenge Nov. 8 at home against the Jacksonville Jaguars, led by second-year quarterback Blake Bortles and an offense with some young playmakers in running back T.J. Yeldon and wide receivers Allen Robinson and Allen Hurns.“It is one game, and it’s the first time we fell apart like that,” Bowles said. “We have to come back together and it can’t happen again.”(DENNIS WASZAK Jr., AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

SIOUXLAND CONTINGENT STARTS ROLLING TOWARDS ANNAPOLIS

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first_imgAROUND FIFTY PEOPLE DEPARTED SIOUX CITY ON A PASSENGER BUS THURSDAY NOON FOR ANNAPOLIS MARYLAND AND THE COMMISSIONING OF THE U.S.S. SIOUX CITY.THE RIDERS WILL BE ON THE BUS FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS, STOPPING ONLY FOR MEALS ALONG THE WAY BEFORE ARRIVING AT THE U.S. NAVAL ACADEMY FOR SATURDAY MORNING’S CEREMONIES.KIM HUFFMAN IS MAKING THE TRIP WITH HER SON PRESTON:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/HUFFMAN.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC…………on a military academy. :17THE HUFFMAN’S AND THEIR GROUP WILL TOUR THE SHIP AFTER THEY ARRIVE, AND ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO ATTENDING SEVERAL OTHER EVENTS:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/HUFFMAN2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………of Sioux City. ;06SUE LEVAY AND HER HUSBAND ARE THE HOSTESS AND HEAD COUNTERS ON THE BUS TRIP:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/HUFFMAN3.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC…………we have itineraries. ;14THE LEVAY’S SON IS IN THE NAVY AND WILL FLY IN TO JOIN THEM FOR THE COMMISSIONING.last_img read more

‘Coutinho level above rest of Liverpool squad’

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first_imgLiverpool ‘Coutinho is a level above Liverpool’s other players’ Tom Maston Last updated 2 years ago 06:34 10/12/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Philippe Coutinho Liverpool Getty Images Liverpool Philippe Coutinho Liverpool v Manchester United Premier League The Brazil international has come to life in recent weeks and could be joined by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in the starting XI against Manchester United Philippe Coutinho is a level above the rest of Liverpool’s squad, according to former Reds defender Dominic Matteo.Having handed in a transfer request amid interest from Barcelona over the summer, Coutinho endured a slow start to the campaign.Reds 7/4 with dabblebet to beat United Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. But after scoring stunning goals against Leicester City and Newcaste, the Brazil international is hitting top form ahead of Saturday’s clash with rivals Manchester United.And despite the performances of Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah so far this campaign, Matteo feels Coutinho remains a step ahead of the rest.”He seems to be a level ahead of even the [Roberto] Firmino’s and the Mane’s, he is one of those players that could easily go into a Barcelona or a Real Madrid as he is that clever and he has got such a good football brain, something that us ex-footballers dreamed of having, he is one step ahead.” he told betsafe.com.”In the Newcastle game, even though we didn’t win, there were flashes in that, the great goal and some of the balls he was putting through.”He is instrumental, he is that little bit of stardust that a lot of teams don’t have, he is a top draw player and hopefully he is winning the Liverpool fans back over with his goals and his performances and we can keep hold of him as he is our best player.”With Mane having been ruled out for six weeks with a hamstring injury, Coutinho could be joined in the Liverpool starting XI by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, with the England midfielder in line to make his first Premier League start since arriving at Anfield.Alex Oxlade-ChamberlainAnd Matteo believes Oxlade-Chamberlain must show his experience and take some responsibility if he is to establish himself in Jurgen Klopp’s starting line-up.”I think Oxlade-Chamberlain’s good enough, we’ve only seen bits and pieces of him so far. He needs a run of games, like certain players around the Liverpool set-up, they all need runs of games.”He has got a lot of experience, he played a lot of games for Arsenal as a young player and I think he will be a good player for the squad, whether he will start for Liverpool I am not too sure. When we signed him I was thinking where was going to play?”I think Jurgen Klopp is thinking that we have got the Champions League, which he wants to do well in. He (Klopp) wants to do well in the league as well and we have got the cups.”He is thinking that he is going to have to utilise his squad each week and I think that’s what he’s done, maybe a little too much but we have a decent sized squad.”As a player, these are the games that you want to be starting and if he does start on the weekend this is the game he needs to stand up and be counted. To show Liverpool fans that he is here and he means business.”Read the full betsafe.com interview with Dominic Matteo & Gary Pallister, including why pressure is building on Klopp at Anfield. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

10 months agoSolskjaer: Man Utd players don’t need to be best friends

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first_imgSolskjaer: Man Utd players don’t need to be best friendsby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists his players do not need to be best friends.He is putting his squad through their paces in Dubai during United’s mid-season warm weather training camp.Solskjaer revealed there have been some friendly arguments after practice games but said he wants to see even more niggle.“You don’t have to be best friends,” said Solskjaer. “The team spirit is great. We had one or two fights, but that’s just the demand, the standards you set.“If the session ends with a little bit of a quarrel I don’t mind that, because it means they’re winners, they want to improve.“If you settle for losing in training, you’ll lose when a game when it really matters.“It’s a long, hard season. You’ve got to deal with the wins, defeats, setbacks and players not playing.“They all want to play, but they all want the best for their mates and everyone understands it’s a team game.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Ronaldo hat-trick sends Portugal to Nations League Finals

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first_imgRonaldo hat-trick sends Portugal to Nations League FinalsJuventus star Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick, including two late goals, as Portugal beat Switzerland 3-1 in the Nations League semi-final.advertisement Next Reuters PortoJune 6, 2019UPDATED: June 6, 2019 10:08 IST Ronaldo’s hat-trick sent Portugal to the Nations League Finals (Photo: Reuters)HIGHLIGHTSCristiano Ronaldo scored the 53rd hat-trick of his career on WednesdayThere’s no adjective to describe him: Portugal coach Fernando SantosIt was an intense match, very hard-fought: Portugal coachEvergreen Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick, including two late goals, to give Portugal a 3-1 win over Switzerland in a Nations League semi-final featuring an extraordinary VAR incident on Wednesday.Ronaldo blasted Portugal ahead from a free kick in the 25th minute, his first goal for his country for nearly a year, but the Swiss equalised with a penalty after halftime which will raise more questions over the use of the VAR system.After a largely anonymous second half, Ronaldo suddenly sprang to life to by scoring twice in the last three minutes to complete the 53rd hat-trick of his career and the seventh for his country, showing that even at 34 he is always a threat.His goals his first for his country since last year’s World Cup in Russia – rescued Portugal after the Swiss had dominated for the final half hour and threatened to snatch a shock win.”There’s no adjective to describe him,” said Portugal coach Fernando Santos. “He’s a genius. You can be a genius in art, and in sculpture and he is a football genius.”It was an intense match, very hard-fought, against a very well-organised Swiss team,” he added.Swiss coach Vladimir Petkovic was left to rue a missed opportunity.”We had the chance to get a second but didn’t take it. We got outnumbered at the back and conceded. Their top player made the difference,” he said.Switzerland created some early openings while Ronaldo missed a good early chance for Portugal when he dragged his shot wide after the Swiss gave away possession in defence.advertisementBut there was no mistake in the 25th minute when he went down under a challenge from Kevin Mbabu on the edge of the area, got up and sent his free kick fizzing past a wrong-footed Sommer and into the net.Switzerland got back into the match in extraordinary circumstances after halftimeSwiss midfielder Steven Zuber went down under a challenge from Nelson Semedo as he ran onto Xherdan Shaqiri’s through ball and appealed for a penalty but play continued.Portugal then went straight down the other end and were awarded a penalty for a foul on Silva.The referee, after consulting the video assistant, then decided to review the Swiss incident on the pitchside monitor and awarded them the spot kick.The incident seemed to unsettle Portugal and the Swiss took control with Shaqiri, looking to make an impression after getting limited playing time for Liverpool this season, at the centre of their best moves.Steven Zuber and Haris Seferovic both missed chances and the Swiss were then destroyed by Ronaldo at his most deadly stance.Bernardo Silva produced a low cross from the right and Ronaldo swept the ball home with his first touch to rescue his side in the 88th minute.Two minutes later, he collected the ball on the counter-attack, twisted past his marker and curled the ball into the far corner for his 88th international goal in 157 appearances.Read Also | Pack the confidence into your kit back and move on: Tendulkar’s advice to India after South Africa winRead Also | World Cup 2019: South Africa were a bit unlucky but India clinical, says Sachin TendulkarAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Portugal vs SwitzerlandFollow Cristiano RonaldoFollow Nations League finalslast_img read more

McDermott Chooses Port of Gulfport for Its Spoolbase

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first_imgzoom McDermott International, Inc. informed Monday that one of its subsidiaries has signed a lease agreement with the Mississippi Development Authority and the Mississippi State Port Authority for the exclusive right to operate a spoolbase and marine operations base in the Port of Gulfport.McDermott said that it expects the facility, designed to serve projects from the Gulf of Mexico, to be available in early 2016.The new facility in Gulfport, located on the Mississippi coastline, will be used to fabricate steel pipe stalklines through advanced welding processes for use in offshore Reeled pipelay operations. The new 50 acre facility will feature a state of the art fabrication building and stalk racks as well as a dedicated dock for vessel berthing to accommodate reeling pipe onto McDermott’s fleet of specialized vessels for transport and installation offshore.“Gulfport’s well established port with coastline access to the Gulf of Mexico makes it a prime location for the operation of a spoolbase,” said Tony Duncan, Executive Vice President Subsea.“This facility complements our efficiency and quality standards in Reel-lay and our high performance vessels, positioning McDermott to serve our clients from the Gulf of Mexico. This commitment further supports the repositioning of our company for long-term growth.”McDermott International, May 20, 2014, Image: Port of Gulfportlast_img read more

Discrimination Found in Andrella David v Sobeys Group Inc

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first_imgAn independent human rights board of inquiry has determined that a Hammonds Plains woman accused of being a repeat shoplifter by staff at a Sobeys in Tantallon was discriminated against. On May 26, 2009, Andrella David was stopped at a grocery store checkout by a Sobeys employee, and accused of being a “known shoplifter in the store” identified by video surveillance. In front of other shoppers, Ms. David was told that the store’s surveillance footage had captured previous instances of shoplifting, that she was being watched and if it happened again, they would be pressing charges. There was no indication that Ms. David had attempted to shoplift. This event led to a complaint being filed with the Human Rights Commission and board of inquiry. Board chair Marion Hill’s written decision describes the events surrounding Ms. David’s experience at Sobeys, finding that she was discriminated against on the basis of her race and/or colour, and perceived source of income, both protected under the Nova Scotia Human Rights Act. Ms. Hill writes that colour and race were important factors in the decision to confront Ms. David. She also found that “racial profiling” was a factor in the treatment of Ms. David. Ms. Hill describes how the Sobeys staff member relied heavily on poor quality video in her identification of Ms. David. “The most distinguishing feature that could be positively identified from the pictures and the video evidence was the fact that the alleged shoplifter was a black woman with dark hair.” Ms. Hill accepted the argument that shoplifting is a concern for Sobeys, resulting in serious financial loss. “However, the respondent’s continuous identification of the complainant as a known shoplifter is unjustified.” Ms. Hill has reserved decision on remedy and those arguments will be heard on Oct. 27 and 28. For more information on this and consumer racial profiling in Nova Scotia, please visit http://humanrights.gov.ns.ca/ .last_img read more

Travel advisory issued for Highway 97 from Taylor to Chetwynd

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first_img#BCHwy97 Travel advisory in effect due to limited visibility with blowing snow from #TaylorBC to North of the Junction with #BCHwy29 in #ChetwyndBC.https://t.co/tOSNtObrti— DriveBC NE (@DriveBC_NE) March 2, 2018In the North Peace, Yellowhead Road and Bridge’s Greg McNeil says, the snowfall with persistent blowing snow has caused large amounts of drifting in the area. Six to ten centimetres of snow and winds of 30 km/m with gusts to 50 km/h are expected between now and Friday night.The arctic front that brought the winter storm warning will stick around until Friday with some areas receiving up to 25 cm of snow. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – A travel advisory has been issued for Highway 97 from Taylor to Dawson Creek and from Dawson Creek to Chetwynd.A winter storm warning remains in place for the B.C. Peace.  The heavy snow and strong winds have caused dangerous road conditions.Caribou Road Services says the storm has now extended throughout the whole South Peace area. The highways have limited visibility from blowing snow so please use caution in your travels this evening and into tomorrow. CRS crews and hired equipment are going to continue working hard to clear the snow.last_img read more

More rallies held to support pipelines speaker says convoy coming to Ottawa

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first_imgNumerous rallies and truck convoys have been held across Alberta and Saskatchewan in recent weeks to protest against federal actions that critics say will make building pipelines more difficult. Those include Bill C-69 to revamp the National Energy Board and Bill C-48, which would ban oil tanker traffic on British Columbia’s northern coast.A convoy in Medicine Hat, Alta., last weekend attracted 650 vehicles, according to police, and groups are planning one in February that will travel from Western Canada to Ottawa.“Today, I say to Ottawa, can you hear us yet?” Miller asked the crowd during Saturday’s rally.“Don’t worry, you’ll see us in February when we convoy to Ottawa!”A truck convoy was also held Saturday in Lloydminster, which straddles the Alberta-Saskatchewan boundary.Earlier this month the federal government announced it would spend $1.6 billion to help energy companies struggling due to plunging oil prices. The page stresses that the event is not connected to the so-called yellow vest campaign, which also advocates for pipelines but is associated with opposition to Canada signing the United Nations migration pact.“To be clear, we take issue with bad policies put forward by Justin Trudeau’s government, but we do not favour any political party. This movement is about supporting our families,” the Facebook post states. But Jason Nixon, who represents Rocky Mountain House in the provincial legislature, said what Alberta really wants is pipelines.“Trudeau, we don’t want your money. We want you to get out of the way,” Nixon said to the crowd in Rocky Mountain House.The groups Rally 4 Resources and Canada Action say in a Facebook event post that the convoy to Ottawa is intended to end Feb. 20 on Parliament Hill. The post says letters voicing support for the industry, as well as individual and family photos, will be delivered to the Senate.center_img ROCKY MOUNTAIN HOUSE, A.B. – Speakers at another pro-pipeline rally in Alberta continued their attacks on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Saturday, saying if leaders in Ottawa don’t hear their message now, they will when a planned convoy arrives there in 2019.Chad Miller with the group Oilfield Dads told the crowd gathered in Rocky Mountain House that the province is suffering its “worst recession turned depression” in a generation due to weakened oil prices, exacerbated by a lack of pipeline capacity.“Even those that put away for the rainy days and then some have had to use their savings, and more, to try to weather this never-ending hard times scenario,” Miller said.last_img read more

Illuminated Bagjola canal adds to nightlife charm in New Town

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first_imgKolkata: Dazzling colourful lights on the bridge over the Bagjola canal in New Town is a sight to behold.The bridge is situated close to the Biswa Banga Convention Centre and Zone The Park. In addition to the decoration with lights, the bridge the Housing Infrastructure Development Corporation (HIDCO) has come up with illuminated fountains on the canal. The Bagjola Canal was used to offload garbage and rubbish till the canal was given a facelift. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaDuring one of her trips to the New Town city to hold an administrative review meeting Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee asked HIDCO chairman Debashis Sen if setting up of a floating vegetable market was possible on the canal. Following which the canal, which was full of hyacinth, was cleaned and steps were taken to beautify its banks. As the canal is situated close to the Biswa Bangla Convention Centre, which a venue for various cultural programmes, the Housing Infrastructure Development Corporation authorities thought that areas surrounding the canal should be developed to give it a new look. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayThis apart, those who stay at Zone The Park often go out in the evening to take a stroll on the banks of the canal. Not only the banks of the canal, the beauty of New Town at night has attained a new height all together. US citizen Shiv Kumar Ganguly, who had been demanding a good park in the city for a long time, said: “My view on Kolkata changed ever since I visited New Town. Some friends took me to Eco Park, which can compete with any urban park in Europe or United States. Footfall in no park in the United States has crossed 10 million in five years. The Eco Park is so clean and maintained so well.” Many people from Kolkata and its neighhood visit New Town to see the lights at night. The specially-designed lights at the seven wonders are a real spectacle. The miniature Pyramid, Taj Mahal or the Great Wall of China look beautiful and close to real at night when the lights are on. It may be mentioned that HIDCO has taken several steps to conserve power as a part of clean and green city drive in New Town.last_img read more

Navy arrests 19 Indian fishermen

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Earlier this week sixteen fishermen, arrested by Sri Lankan Naval personnel for allegedly fishing in the island nation’s international maritime boundary on March 3, were released. The navy arrested 19 Indian fishermen this evening for entering Sri Lankan waters illegally.Navy spokesman Kosala Warnakulasuriya said that the fishermen had crossed the international maritime boundary line off Mannar. The fishermen had been released following efforts taken by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa who twice wrote to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh urging the Centre to ensure their release.The latest arrest comes as Indian Defence Minister AK Antony had said in a statement this week that from time to time, there have been reports of incidents of attack on Indian fishermen, allegedly by the Sri Lankan Navy. He said the Indian Government has been consistently taking up such issues with the Government of Sri Lanka to ensure that the Sri Lankan Navy acts with restraint and Indian fishermen found near the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) are treated in a humane manner.“In order to avoid recurrence of incidents involving our fishermen and keeping in mind the humanitarian and livelihood dimensions of fishermen issues, Government has reached an understanding with the Government of Sri Lanka in October, 2008, to put in place practical arrangements to deal with bonafide Indian and Sri Lankan fishermen crossing the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL),” he said.Antony said that as part of these arrangements, it has been agreed that there would be no firing on Indian fishing vessels and that Indian fishing vessels would not enter the sensitive areas designated by the Government of Sri Lanka along its coastline. (Colombo Gazette) He said the Indians had come on four fishing boats and that they have been handed over to the police for further investigations. read more

Inquiry into reported killings of Afghan prisoners sought by UN human rights

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“Reports of the death and summary execution of prisoners after capture are a source of serious concern, since such acts amount to breaches of international humanitarian law,” said Kamal Hossain, the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Afghanistan, in a statement released in Geneva.Mr. Hossain noted that international human rights organizations had expressed grave concern at the deaths which occurred in Qala-i-Janghi and the circumstances surrounding the reported prison uprising there. “Concern has also been expressed about reported summary execution and maltreatment of prisoners,” he said. “Inquiries need to be held on these reports by the authorities concerned and corrective action taken, including appropriate measures against any person found responsible for committing such breaches.”The Special Rapporteur emphasized that the international action against global terrorism must be viewed as a campaign to uphold the international rule of law. “It is important for all concerned to keep this in view in order to ensure strict compliance with international humanitarian law, especially since increasing numbers of prisoners are expected to be taken in the coming days,” he said. read more

Crude oil slips below US103 a barrel posts third straight weekly loss

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by The Associated Press Posted Sep 27, 2013 5:47 pm MDT Crude oil slips below US$103 a barrel, posts third straight weekly loss AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK, N.Y. – Oil prices fell slightly Friday, finishing the week with a decline of 1.7 per cent.Benchmark West Texas Intermediate crude for November delivery fell 16 cents to close at US$102.87 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.For the week, the price declined $1.80 a barrel.Oil has fallen for three straight weeks as diplomatic efforts surrounding Syria and Iran ease concerns about Middle East supplies. That’s outweighed some positive economic news in the United States.Brent crude, the benchmark for international crudes used by many U.S. refineries, dropped 58 cents to US$108.63 a barrel Friday on the ICE Futures exchange in London.In other energy futures trading on Nymex, wholesale gasoline fell three cents to US$2.68 a U.S. gallon (3.79 litres), heating oil lost one cent to US$2.99 a gallon and natural gas rose two cents to $3.59 per 1,000 cubic feet.(TSX:ECA), (TSX:IMO), (TSX:SU), (TSX:HSE), (NYSE:BP), (NYSE:COP), (NYSE:XOM), (NYSE:CVX), (TSX:CNQ), (TSX:TLM), (TSX:COS.UN), (TSX:CVE) read more

BC to restore ferry service on Central Coast to boost aboriginal tourism

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VANCOUVER – The British Columbia government will restore summer ferry service between Bella Coola and Port Hardy, after it cut a similar route in 2014, restricting access to aboriginal tourism sites and drawing protests from local First Nations.Premier Christy Clark announced on Tuesday that the province and BC Ferries are looking for a vessel to provide a seasonal service between the two Central Coast communities, with sailings beginning in summer 2018.“By introducing the right ferry service, using the right vessel, we can take advantage of the increasing numbers of international visitors who come here to experience one of the world’s jewels — the Great Bear Rainforest,” she said in a statement.She told reporters at a news conference that the new service would be a “very different” one from the route that was cancelled in 2014 as a cost-cutting measure. She said the ship from the previous route was the wrong size, was often 70 per cent empty and was set to be retired, while two of the sailings each week took 20 hours and only one was direct.Clark promised the new, more direct service would be “higher-end” and feature a ship that was the right size, but she said the cost of the route was still yet to be negotiated with BC Ferries.When the route was cut two years ago, the Tourism Industry Association of B.C. and the Aboriginal Tourism Association of B.C. spoke out against the decision, warning it would dampen efforts to encourage aboriginal tourism.Keith Henry, now president of the Aboriginal Tourism Association of Canada, criticized the ferry cancellation at the time.Henry told the premier’s news conference on Tuesday that a mid-coast working group, made up of 15 aboriginal and non-aboriginal partners, had collaborated with the B.C. government over the past two years to establish a “new vision” for tourism in the area that included ferry service.“If we cannot move visitors effectively along mid-coast B.C., tourism becomes extremely difficult to grow,” he said.“It wasn’t an easy path,” he added. “We certainly had a lot of constructive discussions about the best way forward, but we’re here today.”Clark said the government will also invest about $200,000 for a new terminal at the Bella Bella Airport to support tourism growth in the region.The government’s announcements are part of a new economic agreement with the B.C. Assembly of First Nations. Clark said her government will provide up to $2.5 million over three years to support the continued development of the assembly’s First Nations Sustainable Economic Development Strategy.The strategy will include establishing a roundtable of First Nations “economic champions” from all regions of the province to advise leaders, as well as improving employment data for on-reserve communities.The Business Council of B.C. and the provincial Assembly of First Nations also announced Tuesday that they have signed what they say is a “landmark” memorandum of understanding to ensure sustainable economic development.— Follow @Givetash on Twitter.Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version said the government was investing $200,000 in the Bella Coola Airport. B.C. to restore ferry service on Central Coast to boost aboriginal tourism by Linda Givetash, The Canadian Press Posted Sep 6, 2016 1:59 pm MDT Last Updated Sep 6, 2016 at 7:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

David Moran phenomenal as Kerry sack the Dublin empire to lift league

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first_img By Kevin O’Brien David Moran phenomenal as Kerry sack the Dublin empire to lift league crown Kerry were narrow 0-20 to 1-16 winners in a stunning encounter that put an end to Dublin’s 36-game unbeaten run. 43,447 Views Apr 9th 2017, 5:52 PM Sunday 9 Apr 2017, 5:52 PM Kerry 0-20Dublin 1-16Kevin O’Brien reports from Croke ParkTHIS WONDERFUL RIVALRY continues to blossom. Source: James Crombie/INPHOKerry put an end to Dublin’s two-year unbeaten run in dramatic circumstances at Croke Park, and picked up their first Division 1 league title since 2009 and a 20th overall.Their mettle was tested time and time again but on this occasion Dublin couldn’t replicate their sequence of come-from-behind results against Tyrone, Donegal, Kerry three weeks ago and Monaghan.And sure, it’s only the league. But before today Eamonn Fitzmaurice had only experienced one victory over Jim Gavin in their 10 league and championship meetings. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHOWhen these sides clashed in Tralee, Kerry had Dublin by the throat on that occasion put failed to pull the trigger.Paul Murphy’s late misplaced free cost his side on that occasion, but this time it was Dean Rock who was left with his head in his hands after his 74th minute pressurised placed ball from outside the 45 rebounded off the post.Paul Mannion’s goal with nine minutes on the clock brought Dublin to within a point, but they couldn’t find that kick that we’ve witnessed so often in the past.53,840 showed up to HQ for a repeat of last year’s decider, which Dublin won by 11 points. The Kerry team were noticeably more athletic than the side that was gunned down at HQ a year ago, with Ronan Shanahan, Jack Barry and McCarthy all putting in huge shifts. Source: James Crombie/INPHOColm Cooper’s retirement cast a shadow across the Kingdom this week, but becoming the first team to beat Dublin in 37 games is a stark reminder that there’s plenty of talent left at Fitzmaurice’s disposal.Paul Mannion was electric after his introduction on 41 minutes, and along with the human wrecking ball Michael Darragh Macauley, they dragged Dublin back into the game.Stephen Cluxton, Philly McMahon, James McCarthy and, in the first-half, Ciaran Kilkenny were Dublin’s stand-out players, but plenty of others were left wanting.Paddy Andrews, Cian O’Sullivan and Paul Flynn were removed after largely ineffective displays, while Bernard Brogan and Brian Fenton were well below par.Had Kerry failed to win this, they would have looked back ruefully at missed goal chances from Jack Barry and McCarthy in either half. The Dubs had Cluxton to thank for saving their bacon on both occasions.Paul Murphy was outstanding as a sweeper in front of the Kerry full-back line, while Moran gave a heroic display at centre-field. Source: James Crombie/INPHOTadhg Morley was a colossus at six while the half-forward line of McCarthy, Michael Geaney and Donnchadh Walsh went through trojan worked and chipped in with 0-5 between them.Geaney led the attack with real courage and deserved his stunning eight-point haul.The first-half brought about a number of off-the-ball incidents that saw both sides pick up black cards. Kerry lost Jonathan Lyne for a drag down on Diarmuid Connolly, while the latter was black-carded for a cynical pull-down on Lyne’s replacement Gavin Crowley.It was Connolly’s second black card in succession following dismissal against Monaghan last weekend.James McCarthy and Donnchadh Walsh got into it under the Hill, and both were fortunate to escape punishment. Cian O’Sullivan and Paul Geaney had a heated clash on one side of the field as Dublin attacked with the ball at the far end. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO 203 Comments center_img Share358 Tweet Email http://the42.ie/3331476 Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHODublin led by 0-10 to 0-9 at half-time, with Ciaran Kilkenny pulling the strings at centre-forward. Kilkenny kicked two points in the opening period, as did Ciaran Reddin who has been Dublin’s most under-rated players in this league campaign.Rock, who curiously kicked frees out of his hands in the first half, curled over a couple of frees but left one scoreable one behind him before the break.Trailing on 21 minutes by 0-7 to 0-4, Kerry had gone 11 minutes without a score but finished the half by far the stronger. Moran (free), Geaney and Barry hit scores to set-up a big second-period. Source: James Crombie/INPHOGeaney took the game by the scruff of the neck after the restart and kicked four of Kerry’s six unanswered points. It took Dublin 20 minutes to get their first score of the second-half through Mannion, but Kerry responded immediately through the excellent Michael Geaney.The Hill heaved when Mannion goaled on 61 minutes after Macauley, another sub, ran the ball down the heart of the Kerry defence and slipped in the Kilmacud Crokes poacher.A Geaney free and Moran effort edged Kerry ahead by 0-19 to 1-13 entering stoppage-time, but even the dogs in the street knew there would be a sting in Dublin’s tail.Rock fired a brace of points and Mannion curled one over either side, but Bryan Sheehan’s 74th minute score sandwiched in between proved to be the difference.Scorers for Kerry: Paul Geaney 0-8 (0-5f), David Moran 0-3 (0-1f), Michael Geaney and Donnchadh Walsh 0-2 each,  Kevin McCarthy, Jack Savage, Jack Barry and Bryan Sheehan 0-1 each.Scorers for Dublin: Dean Rock 0-6 (0-4f), Paul Mannion 1-2, Ciaran Kilkenny and Ciaran Reddin 0-2 each, Philly McMahon, James McCarthy, Paul Flynn and Diarmuid Connolly 0-1 each.Kerry1. Brendan Kealy (Kilcummin)2. Fionn Fitzgerald (Dr Crokes)3. Mark Griffin (St Michaels-Foilmore)4. Ronan Shanahan (Austin Stacks)5. Peter Crowley (Laune Rangers)6. Tadhg Morley (Templenoe)7. Paul Murphy (Rathmore)8. David Moran (Kerins O’Rahillys)17. Jack Barry (Na Gaeil)10. Jonathan Lyne (Killarney Legion)11. Michael Geaney (Dingle)12. Donnchadh Walsh (Cromane)13. Kevin McCarthy (Kilcummin)14. Paul Geaney (Dingle)19. Jack Savage (Kerins O’Rahillys)Subs23. Gavin Crowley (Templenoe) for Lyne (black card, 26)21. Darran O’Sullivan (Glenbeigh/Glencar) for Savage (58)18. Barry John Keane (Kerins O’Rahillys) for McCarthy (62)20. Bryan Sheehan (St Mary’s) for Walsh (67)9. Anthony Maher (Duagh) for Barry (70)22. Adrian Spillane (Templenoe) for Geaney (72).Dublin1. Stephen Cluxton (Parnells)2. Philly McMahon (Ballymun Kickhams)3. Michael Fitzsimons (Cuala)4. Darren Daly (Fingal Ravens)5. James McCarthy (Ballymun Kickhams)6. Cian O’Sullivan (Kilmacud Crokes)7. Eric Lowndes (St Peregrines)8. Brian Fenton (Raheny)9. Ciaran Reddin (St Maurs)10. Paul Flynn (Fingallians)11. Ciaran Kilkenny (Castleknock)12. Diarmuid Connolly (St Vincents)13. Dean Rock (Ballymun Kickhams)14. Paddy Andrews (St Brigids)15. Bernard Brogan (St Oliver Plunketts)Subs26. Niall Scully (Templeogue Synge Street) for Connolly (black card, 30)21. Paul Mannion (Kilmacud Crokes) for Andrews (41)20. Michael Darragh Macauley (Ballyboden St Enda’s) for Reddin (48)23. Kevin McManamon (St Jude’s) for O’Sullivan (49)18. David Byrne (Naomh Olaf) for Lowdnes (60)25. Eoghan O’Gara (Templeogue Synge Street) for Flynn (68)Referee: Paddy Neilan (Roscommon).The inside story of ‘A Year ‘Til Sunday,’ the great film that captured Galway’s All-Ireland win in 1998Dublin aim to win fifth consecutive league title and get closer to Mayo’s 80-year-old record Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Erdogan tries to dictate EU policy for Cyprus problem

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first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Greek Foreign Minister Stavros Lambrinidis reacted sharply on Tuesday to a threat by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to freeze relations with the European Union unless a settlement is found for the Cyprus problem before Nicosia assumes the bloc’s rotating presidency next year. “Instead of showing the will for a solution, it is trying to dictate to the EU its composition and way of operating,” Lambrinidis said. He added that Erdogan’s comments demonstrate “that the essence of the Cyprus problem is the invasion and continued occupation [of the island],” describing as illegal the visit by Erdogan to the Turkish-occupied north of Cyprus on Wednesday, the day that marked the 37th anniversary of Turkey’s invasion of the island. Lambrinidis was responding to a strongly worded statement by Erdogan published in the Turkish daily Milliyet.“We will not have any discussions with the Cypriot president,” Erdogan said, referring to Dimitris Christofias. “Our contacts with the EU will be frozen,” the statement added. “We consider it a disgrace to sit down at the negotiating table with [the Greek Cypriots] at the United Nations. We will not negotiate with a country which we do not recognize,” Erdogan concluded. Christofias condemned the comments as “utterly reprehensible.”“If the Turkish side pursues this line there is no chance of any real progress,” Christofias said, referring to ongoing UN-mediated peace talks. Turkey’s prime minister repeated his comments on Wednesday, while visiting the occupied Cyprus.Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that “No one should expect us to sit on the same table with the Greek side even if they were holding the EU presidency,” Erdogan said in occupied Nicosia during celebrations marking the 37th anniversary of the Turkish invasion. It was the clearest warning from Ankara that EU-Turkey relations will be put on hold if Cyprus takes over the EU presidency without a peace accord in hand. Numerous UN-mediated peace talks have collapsed, hampering Turkey’s own EU bid. The latest peace talks, launched almost three years ago, have also produced limited progress as several core issues remain open, including territorial adjustments and what to do with private property lost during the war. The lack of progress has taxed the patience of UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon who said earlier this month that he expects both sides to reach agreement by October on all core issues. Erdogan also warned that Turkey and Turkish Cypriots would not wait for a solution indefinetly.“Everyone should realise the existing window of opportunity (for a solution) will not remain open indefinetly,” he said. (AP) LEADERS AGREE TO INTESIFICATION OF NEGOTIATIONS Meanwhile Demetris Christofias and Turkish Cypriot leader Dervis Eroglu on Tuesday came to a decision for the intensification of UN-led negotiations for the solution of the Cyprus problem. Community leaders have met with the UN on July 7, with whom they agreed on the intensification of the talks.Speaking to the press at the Presidential Palace, after Tuesday’s meeting with Eroglu in the presence of UN Special Advisor, Alexander Downer, President Christofias said that “we agreed that the intensive talks will be held twice a week, lasting all day, until the end of October”, adding that there will be a break between August 7 to 21 and also during the UN General Assembly in September. Christofias expressed hope the Turkish side will “change behavior in order to have progress”. Furthermore he said that he senses that the UN are also offended by Erdogan’s statements, noting that the UN also wish for genuine progress during the talks. President Christofias had put forward a set of 3 proposals on the Cyprus issue last summer. The second proposal calls for the implementation of Security Council resolution 550 which provides for the return of the fenced off area of Varosha, now under Turkish occupation, to the UN. The objective of the proposal is to restore the town and return it to its legitimate inhabitants. The proposal envisages also the opening of the city’s port for trade for Turkish Cypriots, under the EU supervision, as well as the restoration of the walled city of Famagusta (old part of the city). Referring to Tuesday’s meeting with the Turkish Cypriot leader, President Christofias said that both the UN and Eroglu expressed their condolences over the naval base blast on July 11, adding that “there was also an exchange of views over the electricity supply from the occupied areas”. “The procedure followed did not involve any ‘official sides’, however I expressed my appreciation for the fact that the Turkish Cypriots stated their willingness to supply us with electricity at this crucial time, without demanding any direct or indirect recognitions of ‘authorities’”, President Christiofias underlined. Arrangements for power supply from the occupied areas were made so as not to entail the upgrading of the illegal Turkish Cypriot regime, since the issue concerns a private initiative to buy electricity and re-sell it to the Electricity Authority of Cyprus. The arrangements followed the naval blast at Mari which caused 13 fatalities and destroyed Cyprus’ biggest power plant at Vassiliko. 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Black Lightning Season 2 Episode 3 Recap A Rare Overstuffed Mess

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first_img Black Lightning has made great effort to separate itself from the rest of the CW superhero shows. It’s adverse to cameos and crossovers. It eschews villains of the week in favor of a serialized arc. It’s about a specific city just as much as it’s about its hero. As we saw this week though, that can all lead to its own problems. When every character has their own important story, it’s sometimes hard to choose which one to focus on. Last night’s episode tried to do all of them. It didn’t work.We get to see Black Lightning in full superhero mode to kick off the episode. A woman given artificial strength by Green Light escapes police custody in a hospital, and is about to crush a bunch of cops with a dumpster. Fortunately, these are some of Freeland’s good cops. The kind that don’t go straight to lethal force the second they have the slightest excuse. These seem to be the only ones, but nice to know they exist. Black Lightning is able to peacefully incapacitate her and make sure Freeland’s precious limited resource of decent police officers isn’t unnecessarily depleted. If only the rest of his tasks were so easy. Gambi’s been searching for video evidence of Syonide and Tobias’ attack on the school, but all the security cameras conveniently cut out just before they arrived. The only proof they were there exists on Jefferson’s goggles, which are inadmissible in court.Jordan Calloway as Khalil/Painkiller and Marvin “Krondon” Jones III as Tobias (Photo Credit: Annette Brown/The CW)For his part, Tobias is rebuilding with Khalil’s help. Now that Syonide is gone, Khalil has to take up her collection duties. To that end, Tobias is conditioning him to be the cold, brutal gangster he needs. That sweet boy who awkwardly flirted with Jennifer on the roof in Season One has never been further away. When Tobias sends him after a dealer testing the boundaries, Khalil accidentally puts a dart in the guy’s neck. He walks out of the club like he meant to do that, but he’s clearly conflicted. He may not have meant to kill today, but if he continues down this path, it won’t be long before he does. Is this who Khalil really wants to be? He puts on a brave face in front of Tobias and Black Lightning, but he’s not as sure as he presents himself. Especially when, as Black Lightning soon finds out, he still tries to be a good son.While investigating the death of a corrupt detective whose body and car were burned, Henderson finds himself needing Black Lightning’s help. There’s only one person who hasn’t been locked up yet that can so thoroughly destroy evidence, and he’s not talking. Henderson reluctantly asks Black Lightning for some help. He’s capable of being much more convincing, after all. Black Lightning interrogates the evidence arsonist and learns he was threatened into doing the job. By a kid with gladiator hands. Khalil’s been doing dirt for Tobias for a while now. Black Lightning’s confrontation with Khalil doesn’t go anywhere for now, but it at least gave us a good action scene. And Black Lightning may have had an ulterior motive here. He bates Khalil into shooting a dart at him, which he catches in a ball of lightning. Because, if you remember that one quick line from way back at the beginning of the episode, Gambi wanted to study one that hadn’t been altered by Jefferson’s electric DNA. So… was that the point of all this? This week’s episode of Black Lightning was a mess. It tried to advance every story and ended up advancing none of them. It introduced some cool ideas, sure, but never got around to doing anything with them. If there’s any bright side, it’s that we can be optimistic for next week. It set up some potentially great stories for the future. If the show can give them the time they need. It even ended with a legitimately shocking moment that lends some more intrigue to the next episode. Right as Tobias Whale is paying respect to Syonide, Detective Henderson walks up behind him with a whole squad of cops. They got an anonymous tip, and Tobias is headed for prison. Well… didn’t see that coming. It at least opens up a few questions for the next episode to explore. Who called in the tip? Khalil seems like the obvious choice. He was clearly shaken after his encounter with Black Lightning. Maybe enough to try and secure a way out from under Tobias’ grasp. An even harder question though, is what does Jefferson do now? If Tobias is truly going away, does he have a reason to put on the suit anymore?Black Lightning airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. on The CWPreviously on Black Lightning:‘Black Lightning’ Season 2, Episode 2 Recap‘Black Lightning’ Season 2 Premiere Recap Stay on target Hold the applause… #BlackLightning starts NOW on The CW! pic.twitter.com/7g8oXVkUaR— Black Lightning (@blacklightning) October 24, 2018That right there is really the problem with this whole episode. It never quite gets where it’s going. Alone, the above story could have made for a fine episode of Black Lightning. Or if it was paired with one good B-story. Instead, this episode tried to give all its ongoing plot threads some screen time, and brought none to a satisfying conclusion. Development started to happen in each one, but they never went anywhere after that. Anissa reconnects with Grace, which could and will probably lead to a great love story one day. For now though, it’s a single scene of apologizing and a hint that it’ll lead to something later. The slow build would be fine if the rest of Anissa’s story justified itself. Instead, that’s just more of the same from last week. She learns of a new cause that needs immediate funding, a free clinic about to close, and she busts a drug deal to get the money. Again, it’s a great fight scene, especially with Gambi getting in on the action as a sniper. But we just saw this story last week. It doesn’t matter how flashy you are if you keep repeating yourself.Jennifer’s story felt especially shorted this week. It introduced a really interesting premise and then did almost nothing with it. To help her learn to accept her powers, Lynn and Jefferson hire a woman who can create a mental plane where she can explore her powers safely. That has so much potential, and after last night… it still does. We see her create a gold box to put her feelings in while she explores her abilities. Later, we’re told she’s going to explore what her feelings are. All we get is a brief glimpse of her on fire and screaming. To be fair, that’s an attention-grabbing image. It definitely assures that I’ll be here next week to figure out what that was. But that’s all we get from this story this week. Set-up is fine and necessary in serialized television, but you have to give us some indication of what you’re setting up.Erika Alexander as Perenna and China Anne McClain as Jennifer (Photo Credit: Annette Brown/The CW) Top Movie and TV Trailers You Might Have Missed This Week’Black Lightning’ Season 2 Finale Recap: Preparing for War last_img read more

House of Scotland Tartan Day celebration in Balboa Park

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first_imgHouse of Scotland Tartan Day celebration in Balboa Park Posted: April 4, 2019 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom April 4, 2019center_img Updated: 12:35 PM KUSI Newsroom, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The House of Scotland hosts San Diego’s Tartan Day celebration on April 6th at Balboa Park.Tartan Day was created to celebrate Scottish history and the achievements of people of Scottish descent around the world. It commemorates the Scottish Declaration of Independence, from which the American Declaration of Independence was modeled, according to event organizers.The House of Scotland cottage, along with the House of Scotland Pipe Band will be hosting this fun, family day which will feature singing, dancing, music, a piping competition, clan booths, Scottish arts, children’s activities, and food.For more information click here.last_img read more

Last mushers finish Yukon Quest

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first_imgMatt Hall runs his team toward the finish in Fairbanks Tuesday.(Photo: Whitney McLaren / Yukon Quest)The 2017 Yukon Quest is over. The last 5 mushers arrived in Fairbanks Thursday (Feb. 16) and Friday (Feb. 17) morning.Healy’s Dave Dalton claimed 10th place, followed by fellow race veterans Rob Cooke of Whitehorse, and Brian Wilmshurst of Dawson City. Rookie Ben Good of North Pole took the number 13 spot early this morning, followed by another first time finisher, Sébastien Dos Santos Borges of France, who claimed the Red Lantern.The 34th Yukon Quest officially wraps up Saturday (Feb. 18) night, with awards at the annual Finish Banquet.last_img read more

Pakistan did not enter our airspace after Balakot IAF Chief BS

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first_imgGwalior : Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa has said that Pakistani fighter planes did not enter Indian air space after the February Balakot strike. Indian Air Force Chief said: “I want to make it clear that Pakistan never entered the Indian airspace after the Balakot operation. “None of them let me tell you crossed the Line of Control.” He added: “Our objective was to strike in Balakot and we achieved it. Their (Pakistan) objective was to strike our Army areas and they could not. Also Read – Stop sale of ‘deadly’ stuff on Amazon, US lawmakers to Bezos Advertise With Us “We achieved our military objective while they did not achieve theirs.” Dhanoa said that the An-32 aircraft will continue to fly in the mountains as there was no other option. His remarks come over two weeks after an An-32 crashed in Arunachal Pradesh on June 3, killing all 13 people on board. Dhanoa said that Pakistan closing its airspace was a problem for them and the Indian Air Force never stopped the civil air traffic in the country. Also Read – Chandrayaan-2 reaches nearer to moon with orbit change Advertise With Us “They (Pakistan) have closed their airspace that is their problem. Our economy is vibrant and air traffic is a very important part. You have noticed that the Air Force has never stopped our civil air traffic,” he said at a press conference. Pakistan extended the ban on its airspace for all Indian flights till June 28. The country had fully shut its airspace on the eastern border with India after the IAF carried out aerial airstrikes on a Jaish-e-Mohammed terror camp in Balakot on February 26.last_img read more