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Camo leopard buffet awareness day

2017-02-22T11:58:47Z

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'''Friday, February 24, 2017'''

Camo leopard buffet awareness day is the brainchild of a group of PR professionals based in Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK.

Inspired by a long-winded and somewhat confusing conversation, combined with their love of sausage rolls and general finger food, the first annual Camo leopard buffet awareness day is taking place on Friday 24th February 2017.

It was launched on 17th February 2017, with the following message, which was shared with all the staff in their work studio:

"In celebration/desperate need of a distraction from the enduring seasonal affective disorder of January and February, the PR team has invented a whole new awareness day. In these turbulent times, many people aren’t getting anywhere near their recommended intake of buffet food. A recent poll has also found that some don’t actually own a single item of clothing that is either camo or animal print. To raise awareness of these tragic facts, and to do what we can to address the issues, next Friday, 24 February, is camo leopard buffet awareness day. Help us to mark CLBAD, by wearing something camo or animal print and (most importantly) bringing in some food for a GR buffet. See you there in solidarity, comrades! (Basically, let’s all bring in buffet food on Friday and stuff our faces for the day.)"

Team members not able to attend the main event are still encouraged to take part, sharing their camo leopard buffet antics on social media, using the hashtag #CamoLeoBuffet



Joan of Arc Church Robbery

2017-02-22T04:53:08Z

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On February 21, Evesham Township police issued a call for the public's help in identifying a man who robbed St. Joan of Arc Church on Willowbend Road in Marlton, New Jersey on February 13.

Police say that the suspect entered the church around 6:15 pm and hid in a guest room on the second floor of the church until around 11 pm, when he proceeded to go room to room taking money and gift cards. They believe he subsequently took a taxi cab to the Philadelphia International Airport.

According to police, the suspect is a black male in his 40s, believed to be stocky with a thin mustache, based on security camera footage.

People with information regarding this incident are requested to contact the Evesham Police Department at 856-983-1116, or call the confidential tip line at 856-983-4699.

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== Sources ==

*{{source|url=http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Robber-Steals-New-Jersey-Church-Police-414375823.html
|title=Robber Steals Cash, Gift Cards From South Jersey Church: Police
|author=Anastasia Weckerly
|pub=NBC News
|date=February 21, 2017
}}
*{{source|url=http://www.nj.com/burlington/index.ssf/2017/02/man_allegedly_stole_cash_from_church_took_cab_to_a.html
|title=Man allegedly hid in church, stole cash, caught cab to airport
|author=Greg Adomaitis
|pub=NJ.com
|date=February 21, 2017
}}
*{{source|url=http://6abc.com/news/police-thief-hid-inside-marlton-nj-church/1765648/
|title=POLICE: THIEF HID INSIDE MARLTON, NJ CHURCH
|pub=ABC News
|date=February 21, 2017
}}
*{{source|url=https://www.facebook.com/319370858258/photos/a.326958373258.150400.319370858258/10155090400273259/?type=3&theater
|title=Evesham Township Police (NJ)
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|pub=Evesham Township Police Department
|date=February 21, 2017
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Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior

2017-02-21T22:17:12Z

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Contemplating $2mln revenue from India for No Rinse

2017-02-21T09:24:06Z

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No Rinse - a US-based waterless showering brand, which entered India not long ago, is suspecting a turnover of USD 2 million by March 2017.
"India is a really huge market. We have a request pipeline of USD 2 million, which is relied upon to close by March 2017. We are focusing on USD 20 million in next half a decade. India ought to contribute more than 20 % of worldwide deals in next 5 years," No Rinse US-India Founder and CEO Puneet Gupta told.
The organization, which counts US Military, NASA, Lockheed Martin as its customers, is concentrating on the defense industry, healthcare sector, homecare (post surgery) and the over the counter (OTC) space in India.
No Rinse accomplices with specialists in every sector to showcase and circulate its items and the organization is in chats with a main pharma organization to disseminate its items in the OTC space.
The organization has tied-up with Wockhardt Hospitals, Hinduja Hospital, Ganga Ram Hospital among others in India.
With an item portfolio incorporates waterless body wash, waterless cleanser, body wipes and shampoo tops. No Rinse plans to have pan-India presence by 2018 however presently is concentrating on the level I urban communities at first.
Presently the organization produces each of its items in the US and fares it to more than 15 nations including India, yet it plans to set-up an assembling unit in the nation in the following three years.
"In the primary stage we are bringing every one of the merchandise from US since we have an assembling set-up in US. In second stage we will repack in India and in third stage we will fabricate in India. Within three years we have plans to have our own particular assembling plant in India," he said.
No Rinse likewise has items for the pet care industry however Gupta said they would wait for no less than a year prior to launching it in India.

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Moses Gondwa

2017-02-20T06:25:16Z

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On Monday December 24, 1995, a child named Moses Gondwa was born at Mhangura Mine Hospital, the first child of Shadreck Gondwe and Stembile Makangeni. He was named after the biblical Moses "drown out," a reference to drowning out barrenness. His parents later divorced for reasons that they did not choose to make public. Moses was left in the custody of his mother, who eventually became unable to take proper care of him due to the hospitality work she was engaged in at his former birthplace. She later left him at her family's home in a minor town, Karoi in Hurungwe.

The child lived with his grandmother, playing with aunts and uncles. His mother later married again, to Venter Rwodzi, giving Moses a brother and sister, Venter and Angeline, respectively.



Minneapolis Highway 169 Bridge Construction Project 2017

2017-02-19T23:51:09Z

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One of the major highways in the {{w|Minneapolis-Saint Paul}} area is being taken down and will eventually be rebuilt. The {{w|Nine Mile Bridge}} between the Bren Road and Excelsior Boulevard in {{w|Edina, Minnesota|Edina}} is currently under construction. On Monday, February 20th, one construction workers working on the project was killed while unloading a 2,500 pound pipe. David Earl Hyde from Fulton, Missouri was crushed on Monday at about 2:30 PM local time. He was injured and rushed to the HCMC where he later died due to his injures. The construction workers have been working long hours from early mornings to well past dark to complete this project. This project start date was pushed back multiple times.

The traffic the normally transverses Highway 169 has been pushed through to nearby Highway 100 and Highway 494. Both of these highways had road projects of their own completed last year.

Other problems caused from this project include large amount of traffic going through otherwise normally quiet residential streets. The people in these neighborhoods have complained to police about constant traffic going through their neighborhoods. Police have put up artificial one-way areas where traffic from opposite direction have to take turns going through these areas. This is in an effort to curb unnecessary traffic in these neighborhoods.

This road project was started in January and is expected to last until October 2017.

Below are some original pictures and a video of this construction project:


Minneapolis Highway 169 Bridge Construction Project 2017 - Picture 1 of 3.jpg|169 Partially Taken Down View 1
Minneapolis Highway 169 Bridge Construction Project 2017 - Picture 2 of 3.jpg|169 Partially Taken Down View 2
Minneapolis Highway 169 Bridge Construction Project 2017 - Picture 3 of 3.jpg|169 Partially Taken Down View 3
Minneapolis Highway 169 Bridge Construction Project 2017.webm|Minneapolis Highway 169 Bridge Construction At Night


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*{{source|url=http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2017/02/20/169-construction-accident/
|title=Construction Worker Fatally Crushed By 2,500-Pound Metal Pipe In Edina
|author=
|pub=WCCO News
|date=February 20, 2017
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*{{source|url=http://www.kare11.com/news/1-dead-after-hwy-169-construction-accident/410167429
|title=1 dead after Hwy. 169 construction accident
|author=Jay Knoll, KARE
|pub=KARE 11 News
|date=February 20, 2017
}}
*{{source|url=http://www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/hwy169hopkins/
|title=Hwy 169 - MnDot
|author=Minnesota Department of Transportation
|pub=Official Minnesota Department of Transportation Web Site
|date=2017
}}
*{{source|url=http://www.kare11.com/traffic/highway-169-traffic-floods-neighborhoods/391627767
|title=Highway 169 traffic floods neighborhoods
|author=Boyd Huppert, KARE
|pub=KARE 11 News
|date=January 23, 2017
}}
*{{source|url=http://www.startribune.com/part-of-hwy-169-to-be-closed-for-up-to-a-year-get-your-questions-answered-at-mndot-open-house/365408041/
|title=Part of Hwy. 169 to be shut for up to a year; MnDOT to brief motorists
|author=Tim Harlow - Star Tribune Reporter
|pub=Star Tribune
|date=January 15, 2016
}}
*{{source|url=http://www.fox9.com/news/225974701-story
|title=Construction on Highway 169 begins Jan. 10
|author=Fox 9 News - Local Minneapolis TV Station
|pub=Fox 9 News Website
|date=December 28, 2016
}}



Mir rahim uddin an football player on a journy to make india proud studed in all saints

2017-02-19T15:32:38Z

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Mir Rahim Uddin football player of India studied in All Saints high school. Under the guidance of former national football player Syed Faheem Uddin has reached till state level. His goal is to make India a proud country. He is the present football caption for state team.



Malaysian police and Interpol seek four more suspects in murder of Kim Jong Nam

2017-02-19T14:17:03Z

Darkfrog24: wording {{review}} {{North Korea}} {{date|February 22, 2017}} [[Malaysia|Malysian]] police today reported an attempted break-in at the morgue where the body of {{w|Kim Jong Nam}} was being held. Kim, the half-brother of [[North Korea|North Korean]] leader [[Kim Jong Un]], was killed on February 13 in [[Kuala Lumpur]] {{w|Kuala Lumpur International Airport|International Airport}} in what authorities are treating as a murder case. The police have increased security at the morgue. {{QuoteLeft|We know who [the perpetrators] are. No need to tell you.|source=Police Chief Khalid Abu Bakar, of a break-in at the mortuary holding the remains of Kim Jong Nam.}} "We knew there were attempts by someone to break into the hospital mortuary. We had to take precautions. We will not allow anyone to tamper with the mortuary," Inspector-General of Police {{w|Khalid Abu Bakar}} told the ''{{w|Malay Mail}}''. He went on to say that the officers investigating the break-in knew who had done it but declined to share that information with the ''Mail'': "We know who they are. No need to tell you," he said. Malaysian police official Noor Rashid Ibrahim announced Sunday that authorities were cooperating with [[Interpol]] in the search for five North Korean nationals suspected of involvement in the killing. According to Ibrahim, the four left Malaysia the day Kim Jong Nam was killed. Today, Chief Bakar said that two other people, an {{w|Air Koryo}} employee named Kim Uk Il and a North Korean embassy worker named Hyon Kwang Song have "been called in for assistance." Ibrahim cautioned listeners against assuming that Kim Jong Nam's death was necessarily ordered by his half-brother's government: "the four hold North Korean nationality, that is all." There are another four suspects already in custody, Ri Jong Chul, a North Korean, {{w|Siti Aishah}}, an [[Indonesia|Indonesian]], Muhammad Farid Bin Jalaluddin, a Malaysian, and Doan Thi Huong, who was carrying a [[Vietnam|Vietnamese]] passport. According to CCTV footage, two women, presumably Aishah and Huong, approached Kim Jong Nam in [[Kuala Lumpur]] {{w|Kuala Lumpur International Airport|International Airport}}. One of them distracted him while the other administered a fast-acting poison. Kim fell ill and died before he could reach a hospital. One was wearing an "LOL" t-shirt at the time. Aishah told police that she thought she had been hired to play a prank for a television show, but Chief Bakar disputed this, saying that the two women had been trained for their mission and told to wash their hands after handling the liquid. Kim Jong Nam had once been his father [[Kim Jong Il]]'s heir apparent but fell out of favor and has been living in [[Macau]] with his family for many years. The Indonesian consulate requested access to Aishah but was refused. According to Malaysian law, no one may speak to the suspects while the investigation is ongoing. The North Korean government has called for the release of Ri Jong Chul and issued a statement saying that the two women are also "innocent" and should be released as well. The North Korean ambassador to Malaysia has questioned both the ide[...]



Undercover agents arrest South Carolina white supremacist purchasing weapon for mass shooting

2017-02-18T02:57:05Z

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On Wednesday, agents from the [[U.S.]] [[Federal Bureau of Investigation]] (FBI) arrested 29-year-old [[South Carolina]] man Benjamin Thomas Samuel McDowell in {{w|Myrtle Beach}} for illegally buying a pistol from an undercover agent. The FBI alleged he said he was planning a mass shooting "in the spirit of {{w|Dylann Roof}}," who fired into the {{w|Charleston, South Carolina|Charleston}}'s {{w|Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church}} in 2015, killing nine.

According to the FBI, McDowell, now 29, has served time in prison, eighteen months for {{w|burglary}} starting in 2011 and thirty days for {{w|misdemeanor}} {{w|assault and battery}} in 2013. Local police said this is where he developed [[white supremacy|white supremacist]] leanings. According to an affidavit filed by the FBI in U.S. federal court, McDowell made a series threatening online posts about {{w|synagogue|synagogues}} and [[Jews]]. "We have no skinheads, no real KKK, no one doing anything but talking on the internet," reads one post. Some time later, he said he was looking for "iron," his term for a gun.

McDowell then arranged to meet with an undercover agent whom he believed worked for the {{w|Aryan Nation}}. According to the FBI, he told this agent, "I seen what Dylann Roof did and in my heart I reckon I got a little bit of hatred and [...] I want to do that s---" and that he wanted to escape without being returned to prison. He then paid the agent $109 for a .40 caliber Glock with ammunition.

Court documents said McDowell had not yet selected where or when to attack.

McDowell was charged with illegal possession of a firearm but not {{w|Anti-terrorism legislation|terrorism}}. His detention hearing is scheduled for Tuesday.

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== Sources ==

*{{source|url=https://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/19/us/charleston-shooting-terrorism-or-hate-crime.html?_r=0
|pub=The New York Times
|title=Many Ask, Why Not Call Church Shooting Terrorism?
|author=Rick Gladstone
|date=June 18, 2015
}}
*{{source|url=http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/02/17/515748869/s-c-man-is-accused-of-trying-to-emulate-attack-on-charleston-church?sc=17&f=1001
|title=S.C. Man Is Accused of Trying to Emulate Attack on Charleston Church
|author=Bill Chappell
|pub=NPR
|date=February 17, 2017
}}
*{{source|url=http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/white-supremacist-benjamin-thomas-samuel-mcdowell-dylann-roof-massacre-jews-not-charged-under-a7586126.html
|title=White supremacist who 'planned racist Dylann Roof-style massacre' not charged under terrorism laws
|author=May Bulman
|pub=The Independent
|date=February 17, 2017
}}
*{{source|url=http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/s-man-allegedly-planned-attack-temple-dylann-roof-article-1.2974465|pub=New York Daily News|date=February 16, 2017|author=Joan Silverstein|title=S.C. man allegedly planned shooting in 'spirit of Dylann Roof'}}
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Kim Jong Nam, half-brother of North Korean leader, murdered in Malaysia

2017-02-16T19:24:50Z

Pi zero: Changed protection level for "Malaysian authorities arrest fourth suspect in killing of Kim Jong Nam, half-brother of North Korean leader": Excessive vandalism ([Edit=Allow only autoconfirmed users] (indefinite) [Move=Allow o... {{North Korea}} {{date|February 19, 2017}} [[Malaysia|Malaysian]] authorities on Friday arrested [[North Korean|North Korean]] man Ri Jong Chol, 46, on suspicion of involvement in the murder of {{w|Kim Jong Nam}}, the half-brother to [[Kim Jong Un]], leader of North Korea. He died in Malaysia on Monday morning. According to [[South Korea|South Korean]] officials, he was killed by a fast-acting poison administered by two women who approached him in [[Kuala Lumpur]] {{W|Kuala Lumpur International Airport|International Airport}}. Ri is now the fourth subject in custody. On Wednesday, Malaysian authorities said, they arrested 26-year-old taxi driver Muhammad Farid Bin Jalaluddin, whom they believed was the boyfriend of one of the women who approached Kim Jong Nam in the airport on Monday. [[Indonesia]]'s Minister of Foreign affairs confirmed one of the women, Siti Aishah, is an Indonesian citizen, but confirmation was not then available on whether her counterpart, whose name was given as Doan Thi Hong, is actually [[Vietnam|Vietnamese]] or was merely carrying a Vietnamese passport. {{w|Selangor}} State Police Chief Abdul Samah Mat told ''CNN'' Jalaluddin helped the police find Aishah. The two women are to be held for seven days. In findings published in the ''{{w|New Straits Times}}'', CCTV footage from the airport showed two women, ostensibly Aishah and Hong, walking up to Kim near the self-check-in stand. One of them distracted him while the other grabbed his face or neck and administered the poison, though reports differ as to whether she used a needle, spray or impregnated cloth. Kim Jong Nam fell sick and went to the airport clinic, from which he was sent to the hospital by ambulance. He died before reaching the hospital. One of the two women was wearing a T-shirt reading "LOL" when she approached Kim. Aishah allegedly told police she thought she had been hired to perform a prank for a television show and that she had been hired to spray people with liquid before. Kim had been traveling under the alias Kim Chol and was returning to [[Macau]] where he has lived with his family since leaving North Korea. Kim Jong Nam, 45, was the oldest son of North Korean leader [[Kim Jong Il]]. His mother was Kim Jong Il's mistress {{w|Song Hye Rim}} and he was raised separately from his half-brothers. He was considered the elder Kim's heir apparent but lost favor after an incident in 2001 when he used a fake passport in an attempt to visit [[Japan]]. Kim has lived outside of North Korea for many years and did not attend his father's funeral in 2011. He favored more economic reform for North Korea and once told Japanese writer {{w|Yoji Gomi}} he did not believe Kim Jong Un would be a good leader: "The Kim Jong-un regime will not last long," said Kim to Gomi in 2012. "Without reforms, North Korea will collapse, and when such changes take place, the regime will collapse." South Korea's national intelligence agency accused the North Korean government of having Kim killed. The Korean Institute for Defense An[...]



Former Lieutenant General Michael Flynn resigns as National Security Advisor to Trump Administration

2017-02-14T23:59:35Z

69.114.55.48: Typo {{United States}} {{date|February 15, 2017}} On Monday night, {{w|U.S.}} retired Lieutenant General {{w|Michael T. Flynn|Michael Flynn}} resigned from his position as {{w|National Security Advisor (United States)|National Security Advisor}} at the request of President [[Donald Trump]] in response to a {{w|US Justice Department|Justice Department}} report indicating the [[Russia|Russian]] government could blackmail Flynn over untrue statements he'd made to Vice President {{w|Mike Pence|Pence}}. [[File:Defense.gov photo essay 120724-D-BW835-236.jpg|thumb|left|260px|File photo of Michael T. Flynn, 2012. {{image|Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo}}]] Specifically, Flynn told Pence he had not discussed U.S. sanctions against Russia with Russian Ambassador {{w|Sergei Kislyak}}. Pence later went on television and relayed this to the public. However, U.S. intelligence officials had recorded Flynn and Kislyak's conversations. According to one such official, Flynn insinuated to Kislyak then-President-elect Trump would be pleased if Russia did not retaliate for the [[Barack Obama|Obama administration]]'s December 29 order sanctioning Russian spy agencies and expelling 35 suspected Russian spies from U.S. territory. In his resignation letter, Flynn referred to his statements as "incomplete information" and said he'd apologized to Pence. Under the 1799 {{w|Logan Act}}, individual U.S. citizens are not allowed to negotiate with foreign governments without permission, and Flynn may have violated it, but {{w|University of Texas at Austin|University of Texas}} law professor {{w|Stephen Vladeck}} said the real issue is whether Flynn lied to the {{w|Federal Bureau of Investigation}}. In remarks to {{w|NBC News}} a senior intelligence official said Flynn had not been shown to have done anything illegal. {{w|Executive Office of the President of the United States|White House}} Press Secretary {{w|Sean Spicer}} said the resignation was due to a "trust issue" rather than any legal concern. According to White House spokespeople, President Trump was informed Flynn had misled Pence last month by then-acting Attorney General {{W|Sally Yates}}, while Vice President Pence did not learn of this until news reports surfaced earlier this week. {{w|U.S. Democratic Party|Democratic}} {{w|US House of Representatives|Representative}} {{w|Adam Schiff}} claimed Trump asked Flynn to resign because of the media response and not because of the conversation with Pence itself. There is significant opposition in the {{w|U.S. Congress}} to lifting sanctions against Russia. Several Democrats and some {{w|U.S. Republican Party|Republicans}} have called for investigation of the Trump administration's ties with the country. Retired general {{W|Keith Kellogg}}, who served as an advisor to Trump during his presidential campaign, was selected as Flynn's acting replacement. {{haveyoursay}} ==Related news== *{{wikinews|U.S. responds to Russian election hacking with expulsions, sanctions|December 31, 2016}} == Sources == *{{source|url=http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/justice-department-warned-administration-michael-flynn-could-be-blackmailed-official-n720476 |title=Michael Flynn Resigns as National Security Adviser Over Talks With Russia |author=Richard Greenberg, Alex Johnson, Kristen Welker and Alastair Jamieson |pub=NBC News |date=February 14, 2017 }} *{{source|url=http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-flynn-idUSKBN15T226 |title=Trump knew for weeks that aide was being misleading over Russia: White House |author=Steve Holland and Richard Cowan |pub=Reuters |date=February 14, 2017 }} {{Publish}} [[[...]



2017 Tignes Ski Resort Avalanche

2017-02-14T16:49:12Z

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The [[2017 Tignes Ski Resort Avalanche]] was an [[Avalanche]] that hit Tignes Ski Resort, killing 4 people. Two of the confirmed [[deceased]] was teenage boys.
On [[Monday]] the 13th of [[February]] at around 10:30 French Time, an instructor was leading three snowboarders when a big wall of snow swept through a Tignes Ski Resort in an off-piste area.

According to Local Police, the four people that died was a 48-year-old man, his 15 year old son and the son's half brother, who is 19, as well as the experienced instructor. All four of them are French National.



Adele and David Bowie wins five Grammy

2017-02-14T08:11:36Z

Agastya: space related edits. {{date|February 15, 2017}} {{Music}} On Sunday, [[UK|British]] singer {{W|Adele}} won five {{w|Grammy Award|Grammy Awards}} at the 59th Grammy Awards event in [[Los Angeles]]. {{W|David Bowie}} posthumously won five Grammys. Adele won Song of the Year, Best Pop Solo and Record of the Year for her song ''{{W|Hello (Adele song)|Hello}}'', and Album of the Year for her album ''{{W|25 (Adele album)|25}}'', becoming the first singer to win the Song of the Year, Record of the Year, and Album of the Year twice. David Bowie was nominated in five categories — three for his album ''{{W|Blackstar (album)|Blackstar}}'' in Best Alternative Music Album, Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical, and Best Rock Performance; and two for his song ''{{W|Blackstar (song)|Blackstar}}'', Best Rock Song and Best Rock Performance. Days after releasing his 25th album, ''Blackstar'', Bowie passed away in January 2016, due to cancer. Before ''Blackstar'', Bowie won a Grammy for his music video ''{{W|Jazzin' for Blue Jean}}'', and Lifetime Achievement Award in 2006, never winning the award in a major category before. In the event, singer {{W|Bruno Mars}} paid tribute to music icon {{w|Prince (musician)|Prince}}, replicating style, costumes, and guitar of Prince's. {{W|Minneapolis}}-based funk band {{W|The Time (band)|The Time}}, who had performed with Prince, paid tribute to the singer who passed away in April at the age of 57. Adele, in her performance, paid tribute to {{w|George Michael}}. While performing, Adele stopped, swore, and restarted. She later apologised, saying "I am sorry for swearing and I am sorry for starting again, I can't mess this up for him[...] I am sorry, I can't." British pop singer George Michael died on {{w|Christmas Day}} of heart failure at the age of 53. Adele was in tears while receiving Grammy for the Album of the Year. In her acceptance speech, she said, "But I can't possibly accept this award. And I'm very humbled and I'm very grateful and gracious. But my artist of my life is {{w|Beyoncé}}. And this album to me, the '{{W|Lemonade (Beyoncé album)|Lemonade}}' album, is just so monumental. Beyoncé, it's so monumental. And so well thought out, and so beautiful and soul-baring and we all got to see another side to you that you don't always let us see. And we appreciate that. And all us artists here, we fucking adore you. You are our light. And the way that you make me and my friends feel, the way you make my black friends feel, is empowering. And you make them stand up for themselves. And I love you." Other albums in the pool, besides ''25'' and ''Lemonade'', were {{w|Justin Bieber}}'s ''{{w|Purpose (Justin Bieber album)|Purpose}}'', {{w|Drake (musician)|Drake}}'s ''{{w|Views (album)|Views}}'', and ''{{w|A Sailor's Guide To Earth}}'' by {{w|Sturgill Simpson}}. Earlier, while receiving award for the Record of the Year, Adele said, "My dream and my idol is Queen Bee [Beyoncé], and I adore you and you move my soul every single day and you have done for nearly seventeen years". Other songs nominated in the category were Beyoncé's ''{{W|Formation (song)|Formation}}'', ''{{w|Work (Rihanna song)|Work}}'' by {{w|Rihanna}}, ''{{w|7 Years (Lukas Graham song)|7 Years}}'' by {{w|Lukas Graham}}, and ''{{w|Stressed Out}}'' by {{W|TWENTY ØNE PILØTS}}. {{W|Beyoncé}} received the largest number of nominations for the event — nine — but she won only two. Her album ''Lemonade'' won Best Urban Contemporary Album [...]



DJ Bomer Releases New Hit Single

2017-02-13T23:33:28Z

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The hit songs from Australia's newest DJ continue. Over the weekend, DJ Bomer, the Brisbane based producer and vocal artist released his first single from his upcoming album, Silence Por Favor - It's called Zanahorias, and it's already become a sensation. Overnight, the single climbed the Australia Hip-Hop ARIA Charts to reach number 72, higher than any of his previous tracks. The single features vocal work from DJ Nugget that includes the repeated refrain: “El melocoton y la, Zanahorias.” Meanwhile, Bomer provides a verse that includes a reference to the his past relationships. "There really is nothing, That I wouldn't do for you. I hope that you get this message too, so that before you leave, you will know the truth." The artwork for the track features DJ Bomer on a recent trip to Colombia, where he visited poverty-stricken areas of the north of the country over the Christmas holidays.



Wikipedia Bans Daily Mail due to Fabrication and Sensationalism

2017-02-13T19:51:14Z

Pi zero: Not ready when reviewed: article needs improvement(s). Add article flag. (Using easy peer review {{tasks|news|re-review}}{{Wikimediamention}}{{date|February 12, 2017}} {{Wikimedia Foundation}} {{w|Katherine Maher}}, the executive director of the [[Wikimedia Foundation]], finally gave her comments after Wikipedia's ban of Daily Mail as a 'reliable source'. She seemed relaxed about the process that led to the decision, and the possibility that it could be reversed. 'It's my understanding that in this instance they were looking at how well the Daily Mail adheres to those standards of reliability. I presume that should circumstances change, Wikimedians would be very open to reconsidering the usage of the Daily Mail as a source they can use as widely as in the past. There's nothing to stop it being used again.' The Wikimedia Foundation said that volunteer editors on English Wikipedia had discussed the reliability of the ''Mail'' since at least early 2015 and have come to a consensus that the ''Daily Mail'' is 'generally unreliable and its use as a reference is to be generally prohibited, especially when other more reliable sources exist'. Those who opposed the move said ''The Daily Mail'' was sometimes reliable, that historically its record may have been better, and that there were other publications that were also unreliable. Some of those who opposed the ban also pointed to inaccurate stories in highly respected publications and suggested the proposed ban was driven by a dislike of the publication rather than an objective assessment of its reliability. Of the more than 90 editors who contributed to the discussion, 58 expressed support for the ban, however, the final decision was taken by editors designated as 'closers', who are authorised to enact consensus decisions. The move is likely to stop short of prohibiting linking to ''The Daily Mail'', as there will be instances, such as when the newspaper or one of its writers is the subject of a Wikipedia entry rather than a source of information on others, in which case the editors often believe a link is necessary. Instead, a system for flagging any uses of the newspaper as a source will be introduced, asking editors not to use it and to find alternatives. The editors have also asked for volunteers to review about 12,000 links to ''The Daily Mail'' already on Wikipedia and replace them with alternative sources wherever possible. This decision is related to the debate over the rise of fake news, which has widened to include concerns about misleading information in traditional publications. A spokesman for Mail Newspapers said that only a tiny portion of Wikipedia's millions of anonymous editors had been involved in the decision, adding: 'It is hard to know whether to laugh or cry at this move by Wikipedia. For the record, the Daily Mail banned all its journalists from using Wikipedia as a sole source in 2014 because of its unreliability.' The spokesman also questioned the politically motivated attempt to stifle the free press and cited that ''The Daily Mail'' and Mail Online had published more than half a million stories in 2016 and only received two upheld adjudications for inaccuracy. {{haveyoursay}} ==Sister links== {{sister|Wikipedia:Reliable_sources/Noticeboard#Daily_Mail_RfC}} == Sources == *{{source|url=https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/feb/12/wikipedia-daily-mail-reliability-ban-katherine-maher |title='We always look for reliability': why Wikipedia's editors cut out the Daily Mail |author=Jasper Jackson |pub=The Guardian |date=February 12, 2017 }} *{{source|url=https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/feb/08/wikipedia-bans-daily-mail-as-unreliable-source-for-[...]



UK Parliamentary report: homophobia in sport worse than racism

2017-02-12T12:41:33Z

Acagastya: /* Sources */ case {{date|February 12, 2017}} {{LGBT}} According to a report produced by the {{w|Culture, Media and Sport Committee|Culture, Media and Sport}} {{w|select committee}} of the {{w|UK House of Commons|House of Commons}} in the {{w|United Kingdom}} on Friday, discrimination against {{w|homosexuality}} is now a worse problem in sports than racism and sports governing bodies have failed to effectively respond to the problem. The wide-ranging report from the select committee was sparked in part by controversy around comments by professional boxer {{w|Tyson Fury}} that the Committee's report described as "violently homophobic". The subsequent inclusion of Fury on a shortlist for the {{w|BBC}}'s {{w|Sports Personality of the Year Award}} was, according to the report, "symptomatic of homophobia not being taken seriously enough" and "an example of how homophobic abuse is allowed to pass unchallenged too often". The report praised the inclusion of 44 lesbian, gay or bisexual athletes in the team sent by the United Kingdom to the {{w|2016 Olympics|2016 Olympics in Rio}}, as well as the visibility of a number of top openly gay athletes including diver {{w|Tom Daley}} and {{w|Wales|Welsh}} international {{w|rugby}} player {{w|Gareth Thomas}}, but noted sport still lags behind wider society in acceptance, visibility and respect afforded to lesbian, gay and bisexual people. The authors of the report cited numerous examples of discrimination across different sports including the controversy around Tyson Fury's comments; comments by boxing champion {{w|Manny Pacquiao}}, with subsequent termination of a sponsorship contract Pacquaio had with {{w|Nike, Inc.|Nike}}; verbal abuse faced by British race walker {{w|Tom Bosworth}}; alleged discriminatory comments by {{w|Russia|Russian}} Olympic athlete {{w|Yelena Isinbayeva}}; and the "extensive homophobic backlash" faced by the now-retired {{w|basketball}} player {{w|John Amaechi}} when he came out as the first openly gay player in the {{w|National Basketball Association|NBA}}. Discrimination is responsible, according to the report, for many lesbian, gay and bisexual people dropping out of participation in sporting activity. The report cited a study, "Out on the Fields", which found 30% of gay men surveyed said they had been discouraged from pursuing sport due to experiences from physical education classes in school. The report recommended sports governing bodies "extend their work in schools explicitly to address the problem of homophobia", and warned the exclusion of lesbian, gay and bisexual people has negative effects for both the individuals concerned and for the sports which potentially miss out on talent when players do not feel they are made welcome. The report recommended football clubs need to apply a zero-tolerance policy on anti-homosexual abuse from fans and issue "immediate bans" of one to two years. The report called on corporate sponsors to make it clear to players they won't risk losing sponsorship deals if they come out, citing as a positive change the reform to sponsorship contracts by {{w|Adidas}}. The report also cited the need for visible campaigns against anti-homosexual discrimination in sports to parallel earlier efforts to fight against racism, such as the {{w|Kick It Out (organisation)|Kick It Out}} and {{w|Show Racism the Red Card}} campaigns, and urged sports governing bodies make a sustained commitment to such campaigns. {{haveyoursay}} == Sources == *{{source|url=http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/culture-media-and-sport-c[...]



Week of 'targeted enforcement actions' leave U.S. immigrant community reeling from changes in enforcement

2017-02-11T14:28:06Z

Pi zero: Not ready when reviewed: article needs improvement(s). Add article flag. (Using easy peer review {{tasks|news|re-review}}{{United States}} {{date|February 11, 2017}} In a program that began last Monday and ended Friday at noon, {{w|U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement}} detained hundreds of people across the United States under an {{w|executive order}} from [[Donald Trump|President Donald J. Trump]], who pledged to deport 3 million undocumented immigrants with criminal records as part of his presidential campaign. Though officials claim that these are routine operations and not a change in policy, they have left the U.S. immigrant community in confusion. "We cannot understate the level of panic and terror that is running through many immigrant communities," said Walter Barrientos of {{w|Make the Road New York}}. "This is clearly the first wave of attacks under the Trump administration, and we know this isn't going to be the only one," said Cristina Jiminez of the immigrant youth organization {{w|United We Dream}}. Immigration officials cited the cities of {{w|Atlanta}}, [[Chicago]], [[New York City|New York]], and [[Los Angeles]] and its environs and the states of [[North Carolina|North]] and [[South Carolina]] as the sites of these actions, though immigration activists say there were many more, in places, such as the states of [[Texas]], [[Kansas]], and [[Florida]]. While the [[Barack Obama|Obama administration]]'s policy toward undocumented immigrants was initially, as ''Dallas News'' puts it, "more aggressive than under any previous president," Obama shifted focus to convicted criminals after intense public outcry regarding the treatment of women and children. While immigration advocates and immigration officials dispute many of the details of the past week's events, they generally agree that most of those detained were adult men. Department of Homeland Security spokesperson {{w|Gillian Christensen}}, who prefers the term "targeted enforcement actions" to "raids," said that most of the people detained had committed serious, often violent crimes. {{w|David Marin}}, director of ICE field operations for Los Angeles, said about 75 percent of the 160 detainees had been convicted of {{w|felony|felonies}}. The ''Dallas News'' noted that many of those rounded up had no criminal records. The deportation of {{w|Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos}} from Arizona despite a years-long history of checking in with immigration officials sparked protests.. It is not clear how many of those detained would have been disregarded under previous enforcement policies. The Mexican consulate in {{w|Austin}}, Texas confirmed that 30 Mexican citizens had been detained by {{w|U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement}} on Thursday and 14 more on Friday. The daily average over the past few years has been four or five. Another difference between these actions and those performed under the Obama administration is they took place predominantly during the day rather than at night. ''Dallas News'' reports teachers making plans for what to do if immigration officials come to schools and workers asking for rides home instead of walking for fear of being stopped and questioned. "This is new," said Susannah Volpe, an attorney for the immigrant legal service group Ayuda ("Help"), citing the tactic of ICE agents entering suspected undocumented i[...]



Theodor Bastard have released music video 'Selva' under Creative Commons

2017-02-10T23:09:14Z

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Theodor Bastard — Selva (Official video)

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On Wednesday, [[Russia|Russian]] {{W|world music}} band {{W|Theodor Bastard}} have released their {{W|animation|animated}} {{W|music video}} "Selva" under {{W|Creative Commons}} Attribution 3.0 license. This is a re-release. Previously it was released in 2008 in {{w|DVD}} quality. Now, this new version has {{W|1080p}} resolution and such advantage as {{W|high frame rate}} of 50 frames per second, resulting in smoother playback.

{{W|Theodor Bastard}} are {{W|Independent music|independent}} from commercial record labels; that's why licensing the music video under Creative Commons wasn't so complicated for them. The band has highlighted in the description: "Creative Commons build a more equitable, accessible, and innovative world powered by collaboration and gratitude."

As we can see examining {{W|Wikimedia Commons}}, Theodor Bastard is the second Russian musical group in the history (after {{W|Na Na (boy band)|Na-Na}}) whose collaboration with {{W|Wikimedia Foundation}} is reflected in uploading music videos to the online repository {{W|Wikimedia Commons}} and the only Russian band who have uploaded animation video to it. It's sad that such important social phenomenon as {{W|Wikimedia Foundation|Wikimedia}} stay {{W|Terra incognita}} in such a big country as Russia. Theodor Bastard attempts to break this stereotype that Russia is a barbarian country.

The band was founded 21 years ago; its style is a combination of {{W|world music}}, {{W|neofolk}} and {{W|trip hop}}.
The themes of Theodor Bastard's songs are usually based on {{W|mythology}} and {{W|fantasy}}. This music video "Selva" focuses on different aspects of {{W|Slavic mythology}} and the lyrics are written in an {{W|Idioglossia|idiosyncratic language}}.

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== Sources ==
*{{source|url=https://www.facebook.com/TheodorBastard/posts/10154924975572225
|title=New release of official Theodor Bastard music video ''Selva''
|author=Theodor Bastard
|pub=Facebook
|date=February 8, 2017
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*{{source|url=http://www.fulldozer.org/news/39/
|title=Selva by Theodor Bastard now under free license
|author=Fulldozer Association
|pub=Fulldozer
|date=February 11, 2017
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U.S. 9th circuit court rules against reinstating Trump travel ban

2017-02-10T02:19:06Z

Pi zero: Not ready when reviewed: article needs improvement(s). Add article flag. (Using easy peer review {{tasks|news|re-review}} {{United States}} {{date|February 10, 2017}} Thursday night, the {{w|United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit}} ruled unanimously against reinstating an {{w|executive order}} by [[Donald Trump|U.S. President Donald J. Trump]] barring entry to the United States by refugees and residents of seven Muslim-majority countries. "The government has pointed to no evidence that any alien from any of the countries named in the Order has perpetrated a terrorist attack in the United States," read the findings of the three-judge panel. The travel ban was given an emergency stay the day after its enactment by Brooklyn federal judge {{w|Ann Donnelly}} on the grounds that some of the individuals subject to the order were in danger of harm if deported. Last Friday, in response to lawsuits from the U.S. states of [[Washington (state)|Washington]] and [[Minnesota]], federal district judge James Robart ruled that there was "no urgent need" for the executive order to remain in force. Although a separate set of legal proceedings meant to determine whether the travel ban violates the {{w|U.S. Constitution}} is currently under way in Robart's court, the specific question before the Court of Appeals this week was whether Judge Robart's decision was correct. The court upheld Robart's ruling. While they did not rule on whether the ban amounted to religious discrimination they did say previous statements made by President Trump while campaigning that promised a "Muslim ban" could be taken into account in any future proceedings. President Trump's lawyers argued that the U.S. President has the sole authority to determine immigration policy and the administration was therefore under no obligation to defend or explain the executive order. The court disagreed on both points. "It is beyond question," read the order, which was unsigned and issued jointly, "that the federal judiciary retains the authority to adjudicate constitutional challenges to executive action." One of the three judges was appointed by [[U.S. Republican Party|Republican]] president [[George W. Bush]] and the other two by {{w|U.S. Democratic Party|Democrats}} [[Barack Obama]] and [[Jimmy Carter]].. The Trump administration can either wait for the next set of rulings by this court in March or file an emergency appeal with the {{w|U.S. Supreme Court}}. This court usually has nine judges but has been working with eight since the death of {{w|Justice Antonin Scalia}}. Trump's nominee to replace him {{w|Neil Gorsuch}} has yet to be confirmed. In the case of a 4-4 tie in the Supreme Court, the 9th Circuit Court's ruling would remain in place. President Trump expressed his preferences, as is his custom, via [[Twitter|Tweet]]: "SEE YOU IN COURT, THE SECURITY OF OUR NATION IS AT STAKE!" {{haveyoursay}} ==Related news== *{{wikinews|Travel to U.S. resumes after federal judge blocks executive order|February 6, 2017}} *{{wikinews|U.S. federal judge halts Trump's ban on refugees, people from Muslim countries entering U.S.|January 29, 2017}} *{{wikinews|Despite defectors, U.S. electoral college affirms Trump preside[...]



Russian activist Navalny found guilty

2017-02-08T20:05:26Z

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World Cup winner Philipp Lahm to hang up his boots

2017-02-08T12:57:36Z

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{{date|February 9, 2017}}
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On Tuesday, [[Germany|German]] ex-[[football (soccer)|football]] captain and 2014 {{w|FIFA World Cup}} winner {{w|Philipp Lahm}} announced he will retire as a football player at the end of this season. Lahm's current contract is to expire in 2018.
[[File:Philipp Lahm, Germany national football team (06).jpg|thumb|left|260px|File photo of Philipp Lahm, 2011. {{image|[[Commons:User:Steindy|Steindy]]}}]]
{{translated quote|de|German language|Ich habe den Verantwortlichen Bescheid gesagt, dass ich am Ende der Saison aufhören werde Fußball zu spielen|I have told the club officials that at the end of the season I'm going to stop playing football}}, the 33-year-old defender said. Lahm also declined to fill FC Bayern's sporting director vacancy; {{Translated quote|de|German language| habe ich für mich entschlossen, dass jetzt nicht der richtige Zeitpunkt ist, beim FC Bayern einzusteigen.|I decided for myself that now is not the right time to join FC Bayern.}} Matthias Sammer, left the post in July.

Philipp Lahm has been at [[Munich]] since the age of eleven. Lahm has played 501 matches in the Bavarian colours, the latest a 1–0 win over {{W|VfL Wolfsburg}}. The Bayern Munich captain lifted the [[Bundesliga]] title on seven occasions with the current defending champions Bayern.

Lahm played 113 international matches for ''Die Mannschaft'', and guided Germany to the World Cup victory in [[Brazil]]. Apart from the World Cup gold medal and seven league titles, Lahm has also won the UEFA Champions League in 2013 against Bayern's arch rivals [[Borussia Dortmund]] 2–1 at the {{w|Wembley Stadium}}, six {{W|DFB-Pokal}} and a {{W|FIFA Club World Cup}} trophy.

Lahm retired internationally in 2014 after the successful World Cup tournament.

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*{{wikinews|title=Robben signs contract extension with Bayern|date=January 17, 2017}}
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|title=Bayern Munich captain Philipp Lahm to retire at end of season
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|pub=Deutsche Welle
|date=February 8, 2017
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*{{source|url=http://www.bundesliga.de/de/liga/news/philipp-lahm-ab-sommer-bin-ich-privatier-fc-bayern-muenchen-blmd20v.jsp
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*{{source|url=https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/feb/07/philipp-lahm-bayern-munich-captain-retire-end-season
|title= Philipp Lahm, Bayern Munich captain, to retire from playing at end of season
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|pub=The Guardian
|date=February 7, 2017
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Joan of Arc Releases new Album

2017-02-08T03:38:37Z

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The indie band {{w|Joan of Arc (band)|Joan of Arc}} released its latest album, "He's Got The Whole This Land Is Your Land In His Hands" on January 20, its first album since 2011.

The album is the result of the band's improvisational sessions at various locations in Chicago, which were recorded and then pared down to a few songs. The final product consists of music without any definite structure, other than a general musical theme which is then elaborated upon. This style has long been a signature of this band, which evolved from the earlier "Cap'n Jazz" group which, as its name implies, borrowed jazz's improvisational nature.

Recording sessions took place at the Open House Contemporary Gallery, Silent Funny arts space, the Chicago Athletic Association, and other locations in Chicago, and many of the songs likewise deal with that city, the hometown of the band's founding members.

Songs on the album include "This Must Be the Placenta", "Cha Cha Cha Chakra", "Grange Hex Stream", "Two-Toothed Troll", "Full Moon and Rainbo Repair", and others. The random names are typical of the band's usual song titles.

Joan of Arc is scheduled to perform at the Vera Project in Seattle on February 14.

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== Sources ==

*{{source|url=http://www.northwestmusicscene.net/joan-arc-coming-vera-project-february-14th-headlining-performance/
|title=Joan of Arc Coming to Vera Project on February 14th for Headlining Performance
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|pub=NorthWest Music Scene
|date=February 3, 2017
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*{{source|url=http://www.clatl.com/music/article/20849872/joan-of-arc-embraces-lifes-weird-little-surprises
|title=Tim Kinsella and Co. take on a whole new approach to writing music
|author=Ben Salmon
|pub=Creating Loafing
|date=January 23, 2017
}}
*{{source|url=http://www.popmatters.com/review/joan-of-arc-hes-got-the-whole-this-land-is-your-land-in-his-hands/
|title=He's Got the Whole This Land Is Your Land in His Hands
|pub=Pop Matters
|author=Ian King
|date=18 January 2017
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*{{source|url=http://www.avclub.com/review/joan-arcs-new-album-achieves-its-grand-experiment--248354
|title=Joan Of Arc’s new album achieves its grand experiment, for better or worse
|author=David Anthony
|pub=A.V. Club
|date=January 20, 2017
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Reasons for demonetisation

2017-02-03T15:39:50Z

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'''''Probable reasons:
1.To hit Maoists: This step actually made money with Maoists worthless. As per reports Maoists had stashed over Rs.7000 crore at their dumps in Bastar region. Now all of that is nothing but a bundle of papers.
2.To make Corrupts burn cash: This is the biggest reason behind Demonetization. The corrupt people, who had stashed un-accounted cash in huge amounts, are made spend their nights burning cash;)
3.To make municipalities record recoveries: Pre-demonetization was like authorities running behind people to get their taxes but now people are running behind authorities to pay the same;)
4.Huge opportunities for mobile wallets: Demonetization's moto was to encourage cashless/digital economy
5.To hit the fake currency rackets: The fake currency racketeers have been left with trash, and with high security features in the new Indian currency notes; making a counterfeit is impossible.

There are many more reasons on why demonetization came into effect, but the above one’s seemed to be important for me.'''''



Frank Lampard announces retirement from football

2017-02-03T10:07:36Z

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On Thursday, former [[England|English]] midfielder {{w|Frank Lampard}} announced retirement from [[football (soccer)|football]] via {{w|Instagram}}, finishing a 21-year professional football career.
[[File:Frank Lampard'13-14.JPG|thumb|left|260px|Frank Lampard, from file, 2014. {{image|[[Commons:Special:Contributions/Ultraslansi|Ultraslansi]]}}]]
Lampard said, "After 21 incredible years, I have decided that now is the right time to finish my career as a professional footballer. [...] at 38 I feel now is the time to begin the next chapter in my life."

The 38-year-old midfielder made his debut in the mid-1990s and played for {{w|West Ham United}} and {{w|Swansea City}} before he joined [[London]]-based football club [[Chelsea F.C.]] in 2001 for {{w|pound sterling|£}}11million. Spending thirteen seasons with ''The Blues'', Lampard scored 211 goals in all competitions for Chelsea, a club record, in nearly 650 appearances for the club. Lampard won three {{w|Premier League}} titles, four {{w|The FA Cup|FA Cups}}, two {{w|Football League Cups}}, and one each of {{w|UEFA Champions League}} and {{w|UEFA Europa League}}.

Lampard spent one season with [[Manchester City F.C.]] before moving to {{w|Major League Soccer}} club {{w|New York City Football Club}}. Lampard played 29 matches with the [[New York]] club scoring fifteen goals. Lampard has scored goals against 39 different Premier League clubs.

Lampard won 106 international caps for England, scoring 29 goals and featuring in three {{w|FIFA World Cup|FIFA World Cups}} — 2006, 2010 and 2014 — before retiring from the national team in 2014. He made his international debut in 1999 against [[Belgium]].

Lampard said he is to study for coaching qualifications. Lampard wore a blue coloured jersey for most of his career.

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*{{source|url=http://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2017/02/02/former-new-york-city-fc-midfielder-frank-lampard-announces-retirement
|title=Former New York City FC midfielder Frank Lampard announces retirement
|author=Franco Panizo
|pub=Major League Soccer
|date=February 2, 2017
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*{{source|url=http://www.nycfc.com/post/2017/02/02/frank-lampard-retires-soccer
|pub=Frank Lampard Retires from Soccer
|title=New York City Football Club
|author=Mark Booth
|date=February 2, 2017
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*{{source|url=http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/37985587
|title=Frank Lampard: Former Chelsea & England midfielder retires
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|date=February 2, 2017
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DR Congo opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi dies

2017-02-02T21:36:33Z

Pi zero: Changed protection level for "DR Congo opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi dies": Archiving the article ([Edit=Allow only administrators] (indefinite) [Move=Allow only administrators] (indefinite)) {{date|February 3, 2017}} {{Obituaries}} {{w|Etienne Tshisekedi}}, leader of the [[Democratic Republic of the Congo]] (DRC)'s opposition {{w|Union for Democracy and Social Progress}} (UDSP), has died, according to an announcement on Wednesday by the party. He was 84. [[File:Étienne Tshisekedi 2011 Presidential campaign.jpg|thumb|290px|left|Tshisekedi's supporters during his 2011 election campaign.{{image credit|Vote Tshisekedi Presidential Campaign (Flickr)}}]] Tshisekedi was in [[Brussels]], [[Belgium]] for medical treatment. He recently spent two years there for health issues, returning in July to DRC capital {{w|Kinshasa}}. He went back to Brussels last week. Tshisekedi was due to oversee a power-sharing deal aimed at ending political stalemate with President {{w|Joseph Kabila}}. Kabila is due to stand down under the deal, brokered by the {{w|Roman Catholicism|Catholic Church}}. Kabila's most recent electoral victory is disputed, with international observers alleging election fraud and Tshisekedi supporters calling him the "elected president". A founding UDSP member, Tshisekedi helped found the party when elections scheduled in the 1980s failed to materialise. At that point the nation was ruled by {{w|Mobutu Sese Seko}}; Seko appointed Tshisekedi his Prime Minister four times but they quarrelled and Tshisekedi only managed to stay in the role for months at a time. Since then, he led the opposition to Joseph Kabila's father {{w|Laurent Kabila|Laurent}}, who became President in 1997 after leading a rebellion. His son, President from 2001, was declared winner of the 2011 election with Tshisekedi declared runner-up. Tshisekedi was exiled to {{w|Kasai}} under Kabila sr. Locals nicknamed him the Sphinx of Limete, a reference to the longevity of the mythical {{w|sphinx}} and the Kinshasa district in which he made his home. Albert Moleka, who was Tshisekei's chief of staff for the 2011 presidential election, told [[Reuters]] "A {{w|baobab}} [tree] has fallen [...] The baobab protects you from the rain and the sun [...] people like that can't be replaced." UDSP said their leader was in Brussels for a checkup following his earlier treatment. The government has promised a state funeral. {{haveyoursay}} == Sources == *{{source|url=http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-38839498 |title=Etienne Tshisekedi: DR Congo mourns opposition leader |author= |pub=BBC News Online |date=February 2, 2017 }} *{{source|url=http://www.reuters.com/article/us-congo-tshisekedi-idUSKBN15G5D1|title=Congo's main opposition leader, Etienne Tshisekedi, dies at 84|author= Aaron Ross, Benoit Nyemba, David Lewis, Andrew Roche, Dominic Evans|pub=Reuters|date=February 2, 2017}} *{{source|url=http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/02/opposition-leader-etienne-tshisekedi-dies-brussels-170201200458861.html |title=Opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi dies in Brussels |author=[[Reuters]] |pub=al-Jazeera |date=February 1, 2017 }} {{Publish}} {{Archive}} [[Category:Politics and conflicts]] [[Category:Obituaries]] [[Category:Africa]] [[Category:Democratic Republic of the Congo]] [[Category:Belgium]] [[Category:Brussels]] [[Category:Joseph Kabila]] [[Catego[...]



Black Sabbath ex-keyboardist Geoff Nicholls dies

2017-01-29T20:51:23Z

Pi zero: Changed protection level for "Black Sabbath ex-keyboardist Geoff Nicholls dies": Archiving the article ([Edit=Allow only administrators] (indefinite) [Move=Allow only administrators] (indefinite)) {{date|January 29, 2017}} {{Music}} [[United Kingdom|British]] [[heavy metal|metal]] musician {{w|Geoff Nicholls}}, keyboardist for {{w|Black Sabbath}} from 1979 to 2004, died yesterday after battling lung [[cancer]]. He was 68. Prior to Sabbath, Nicholls performed with {{w|New Wave of British Heavy Metal}} band {{w|Quartz (band)|Quartz}}. Quartz's 1977 début album was produced by {{w|Tony Iommi}}, founding guitarist of Black Sabbath. Iommi broke the news of Nicholls's death to fans, writing he was "so saddened to hear the loss of one of my dearest and closest friends Geoff Nicholls. He's been suffering for a while now with lung cancer and he lost his battle this morning. Geoff and I have always been very close and he has been a real true friend to me and supported me all the way for nearly 40 years. I will miss him dearly and he will live in my heart until we meet again." Hailing from {{w|Birmingham}}, [[England]], the origin of both bands Quartz and Sabbath, Nicholls appeared on numerous Sabbath albums starting with ''{{w|Heaven and Hell}}'' in 1980. Nicholls was caught up in turmoil within the band, with ''Heaven and Hell'' released shortly after the firing of frontman {{w|Ozzy Osbourne}} and his replacement with {{w|Ronnie James Dio}}, who died in 2010. Nicholls was not always considered a full band member; despite achieving this status in 1986 when ''{{w|Seventh Star}}'' was released, he often played offstage or from the side during concerts. In 1992 he was demoted when Sabbath reunited with Dio to release ''{{w|Dehumanizer}}'' and he was again demoted when Osbourne rejoined in 1997. In 2004 Osbourne's solo band keyboardist, {{w|Adam Wakeman}}, joined the band leaving Nicholls without a role. Nicholls thereafter joined another ex-Sabbath musician, {{w|Tony Martin}}, and performed in Martin's band {{w|Tony Martin's Headless Cross|Headless Cross}}. Headless Cross was named after {{w|Headless Cross|a 1989 Black Sabbath album}}. "Saddened to hear of the passing of Geoff Nicholls", Martin said, adding "Safe journey, mate." Osbourne said Nicholls "was a great friend of mine for a long time. He will be greatly missed. I'm very saddened at the news." Sabbath bassist {{w|Geezer Butler}} said he was "Very sad to hear of old friend and Sabbath keyboard player Geoff Nicholls passing." Nicholls further appears on two Tony Martin solo albums, and played in 1960s band {{w|Johnny Neal and the Starliners}}. He played occasional {{w|rhythm guitar}} at Black Sabbath live shows. {{haveyoursay}} ==Related news== *{{wikinews|title=Metal singer Ronnie James Dio dies aged 67|date=May 16, 2010}} == Sources == *{{source|url=http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/former-black-sabbath-keyboardist-geoff-nicholls-dies-after-battle-with-lung-cancer/ |title=Former BLACK SABBATH Keyboardist GEOFF NICHOLLS Dies After Battle With Lung Cancer |author= |pub=Blabbermouth.net |date=January 28, 2017 }} *{{source|url=http://ultimateclassicrock.com/geoff-nicholls-black-sabbat[...]



Anti-abortion March for Life draws thousands in Washington, D.C.

2017-01-27T22:27:38Z

Pi zero: Changed protection level for "Anti-abortion March for Life draws thousands in Washington, D.C.": Archiving the article ([Edit=Allow only administrators] (indefinite) [Move=Allow only administrators] (indefinite)) {{United States}} {{date|January 28, 2017}} Yesterday, thousands of anti-abortion protesters rallied in [[Washington, D.C.]] Unlike the half a million who walked to {{w|the White House}} waving signs last Saturday, these came to support one of the policies espoused by the [[United States]] president [[Donald Trump]] and Vice President [[Mike Pence]]: making [[abortion]] harder to come by. This event, called the March for Life, has taken place every year since 1973, the year abortion was ruled legal in the U.S. by the {{w|Roe v Wade}} {{w|United States Supreme Court|Supreme Court}} decision. "{{w|Pro-life}}" is the umbrella term of choice of the U.S. political movement that favors rendering abortion illegal and less accessible and "{{w|pro-choice}}" is the corresponding term for the movement that favors keeping it legal and accessible. Donald Trump has recently reversed [[Barack Obama]]'s repeal of a global funding ban, which prohibits the use of U.S. funds for any organization that provides or counsels for abortions abroad. Trump specifically asked Vice President Mike Pence to attend the march. "Life is winning in America!" he told the crowd, noting that he serves under "a president who I proudly say stands for the right to life." A Pew Research Institute poll taken this year shows that 69% of Americans support the Roe v Wade decision, up from 60% in 1992. One reason why many opponents of abortion say the procedure should be illegal is the belief, often religious, that life begins at {{wikt|conception}}. Correspondingly, the event was accompanied by religious music and speeches, including one by {{w|Catholic}} {{w|Archbishop Timothy Dolan}}. One reporter for the ''[[BBC]]'' noted a large number of young women in the crowd, especially college students. Signs included "Women DO Regret Abortion" and "I am the Pro-Life Generation," many held up by young women. Others showed pictures of {{wikt|fetuses}}, quoted {{w|Bible}} verses, or called for the defunding of [[Planned Parenthood]] by name. There is already a law in place, the {{w|Hyde Amendment}}, which bans the use of federal funds for abortions, though this money can go to organizations that also perform abortions so long as the funds are kept separate. As governor of [[Indiana]], Mike Pence established some of the country's strictest abortion laws. Years ago, Donald Trump said publicly that he was "very pro-choice" but has since changed his stance. Trump commented, as is his custom, via {{w|Twitter|Tweet}}, "To all of you marching — you have my full support[...]



German teenager sentenced six years for stabbing police officer

2017-01-27T06:41:08Z

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A court in {{w|Celle}}, [[Germany]] sentenced sixteen-year-old German-[[Morocco|Moroccan]] girl Safia S. to six years in prison on Thursday for an attempted murder. Safia stabbed a 34-year-old police officer in February last year using a vegetable knife in a train station in {{w|Hannover}}.
[[File:Haltestelle Markthalle - panoramio (1).jpg|thumb|left|250px|File photo of a train station in Hannover.{{Image credit|Bobanaut (Panoramio)}}]]
Phone chats revealed Safia acted on the behalf of [[Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant|ISIL]], the judge said, though the militant group did not claim any responsibility. The Federal Prosecutor Office sought the six year sentence for the juvenile a week prior. 20-year-old Mohamad Hasan K., who knew about Safia's plan, was sentenced to a 30-month prison term for failing to inform officials.

The hearing of the case was not made public. Upon investigation, prosecutors accused Safia of meeting a member of the militant group in {{w|Istanbul}}, [[Turkey]] last year in a failed attempt to go to [[Syria]]. Safia's elder brother went to Syria in 2015, but he was held in custody there. Safia was in contact with a member of ISIL via the [[internet]].

The victim underwent surgery for life-threatening injuries, but survived.
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Protesters dance for gay rights, health care at Philadelphia 'Queer Rager'

2017-01-26T20:48:12Z

Pi zero: Protected "Protesters dance for gay rights, health care at Philadelphia 'Queer Rager'": Archiving the article ([Edit=Allow only administrators] (indefinite) [Move=Allow only administrators] (indefinite)) {{United States}} {{date|January 27, 2017}} On Wednesday night more than 1,000 protesters, most of them part of the [[LGBT]] community, staged a dance protest they called the "Queer Rager" outside the Leows Hotel in [[Philadelphia]]'s Center City, where the [[U.S. Republican Party]] has arranged a retreat. Gay rights and health care featured amongst the issues raised. Protesters expressed concerns about traditional gay issues, but Republican [[Donald Trump|U.S. President Donald Trump]]'s impending repeal of the {{w|Affordable Care Act}}, law enforcement, climate change and other issues were also visible. Signs included "Health Care Is a Human Right," "BROWN BLACK LGBTQ LIVES MATTER," and "Trans Bodies Are Beautiful." Titled "Queer Rage(r): Guerrilla Dance Party," participants were invited to dance and carry signs. Like the {{w|Women's march on Washington|Women's March}} last Saturday, this protest was organized partially through [[Facebook]]. {{QuoteLeft|The focus for tonight is to call attention to the ways in which queer and trans, especially queer and trans black and brown people, do not have access to a lot of healthcare|source=Hanako Franz, event organizer}} Event organizer Hanako Franz told ABC Channel 6, "The focus for tonight is to call attention to the ways in which queer and trans, especially queer and trans black and brown people, do not have access to a lot of healthcare." "Get ready to WERK it out," reads the event's official Facebook page. "As they try to take away our health care, to police Black, Brown, Trans and Queer bodies, to regulate our bodies, we’re here to say #WeAreQueer #WeAreHere #WeWillDance." This is part of several events, including a rally by health care professionals, expected to continue until today, when the retreat ends. One event, which has been given the go-ahead by the city of Philadelphia, is expected to draw 3,000 participants. {{haveyoursay}} ==Related news== *{{wikinews|Women's March becomes largest protest in U.S. history|January 24, 2017}} *{{wikinews|Donald Trump inaugurated as 45th U.S. president|January 23, 3016}} *{{wikinews|Despite defectors, U.S. electoral college affirms Trump presidency|December 21, 2016}} *{{wikinews|Donald Trump elected US president|November 11, 2016}} == Sources == *{{source|url=http://www.phillymag.com/news/2017/01/26/philly-trump-queer-rager/ |title=Philly Got a Head Start on Trump Protests With "Queer Rager" |author=Claire Sasko |pub=Philadelphia |date=January 26, 2017 }} *{{source|url=http://6abc.com/politics/protesters-dance-demonstrate-amid-gop-retreat-in-center-city-/1721270/ |title=Protesters dance, demonstrate amid GOP Retreat in Center City |author=Christie Ileto |pub=ABC 6|date=January 25, 2017 }} *{{source|url=htt[...]



Wrocław

2017-01-26T20:24:37Z

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Wesley So wins TATA Steel Chess

2017-01-26T19:13:42Z

Pi zero: Changed protection level for "Wesley So wins TATA Steel Chess": Archiving the article ([Edit=Allow only administrators] (indefinite) [Move=Allow only administrators] (indefinite)) {{date|February 1, 2017}} {{Infobox|Chess}} On Sunday, [[Philippines|Filipino]]-[[US]] [[chess]] {{w|Grandmaster (chess)|grandmaster}} {{w|Wesley So}} won this year's {{w|Tata Steel Chess Tournament}}, held in {{w|Wijk aan Zee}}, [[Netherlands]], securing 9.0 points out of thirteen. Following closely in second place was current World Champion {{w|Magnus Carlsen}} with 8.0 points. [[File:Ian Castle.jpg|left|thumb|Nepomniachtchi castles offering a pawn sacrifice.{{image|{{w|Lichess}}}}]] Wesley So won five games and drew the remaining eight. A player gets a point for each win, half a point for a draw and no points for a loss. He is currently on a 56 lossless game streak. In the final round, Wesley So was paired against [[Russia|Russian]] grandmaster {{w|Ian Nepomniachtchi}}. Wesley So captured a central pawn which was expected to be recaptured to equalise material but wasn't. Soon, his opponent unexpectedly {{w|Castling|castled}} offering a pawn sacrifice which was accepted. Despite being ahead in material his opponent threatened to capture his queen. However, he was able to defend using his extra central pawn and prevent counter-play forcing the Russian to {{w|Rules of chess|resign|anchor=Resigning}}. He won last year's {{w|Grand Chess Tour}} by winning the {{w|Sinquefield Cup}} and {{w|London Chess Classic}} and coming second in the Leuven Grand Chess Tour. Magnus Carlsen won four, tied eight and lost a game against {{w|Richárd Rapport}}. In the last round he faced his rival and contender for the World Chess Championship of the last year, [[Russia|Russian]] {{w|Sergey Karjakin}}. In the game, Karjakin provoked Carlsen to sacrifice his knight on which grandmaster {{w|Fabiano Caruana}} [[twitter|tweeted]], "Karjakin must be in a very charitable mood". He quickly sacrificed his knight pinning Karjakin's knight to his queen. Despite being a piece down he gained an advantageous position. Karjakin defended his position extremely well, as grandmaster {{w|Alejandro Ramírez (chess player)|Alejandro Ramírez}} said, "He can commit the most despicable errors and then show world-class toughness from the next second!". The defence worked and a draw was agreed upon. Also known as the "Wimbledon of Chess", the Tata Steel Chess tournament attracts top chess players every year. The tournament has two professional groups, Masters and Challengers, and an amateur group. It is organised in a {{w|Round-robin tournament|round-robin}} format where each player plays a game against all other players. The tournament is scheduled to run its 80th edition next year in Wijk aan Zee, Netherlands. {{haveyoursay}} == Sources == *{{source|url=http://www.tatasteelchess.com/players/masters/master-standin[...]



Germany to drop the 'lese majeste' law

2017-01-26T16:07:27Z

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{{date|January 27, 2017}}
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On Wednesday, [[Germany|German]] Chancellor {{w|Angela Merkel}}'s {{w|Cabinet (government)|cabinet}} announced Germany is to drop the '{{wikt|lese majeste}}' law which protects foreign leaders from insult. This law is to come under effect in January 2018.
[[File:Angela Merkel Portrait.png|thumb|left|German Chancellor Angela Merkel, from file {{image credit|[[Commons:User:FNDE|FNDE]]}}]]
German justice minister {{w|Heiko Maas}} called this law redundant and said, "the idea of lese majesty arose in an era long gone by. It no longer belongs in our criminal law".

A year ago, German {{wikt|satirist}} {{w|Jan Böhmermann}} presented a poem on the [[Turkey|Turkish]] president {{w|Recep Tayyip Erdoğan}}. In the poem he said Erdoğan "kicks the {{w|Kurds}}, smacks the Christians, all while watching {{w|child pornography}}", ''{{w|National Public Radio}}'' reported. Böhmermann also called the Turkish leader "stupid, cowardly and uptight".

In April, Böhmermann faced investigation, authorised by Merkel. Judges in {{w|Hamburg}} called the poem abusive. In October, the investigation was dropped on grounds of insufficient evidence of a crime. A final hearing on an injunction against Böhmermann is scheduled for February 10 in Hamburg.

If the measure passes, German citizens would not be prosecuted by their government specifically for dishonouring foreign leaders. However, Maas says foreign leaders have the same right as any other {{wikt|plaintiff}} to file a {{w|civil suit|civil}} {{w|defamation}} suit.

The change to the law would require action by the German {{w|Bundestag}}.
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Rescue helicopter crash kills six in Abruzzo, Italy

2017-01-25T23:35:37Z

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{{date|January 26, 2017}}
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A rescue helicopter crashed in {{w|Abruzzo}}, [[Italy]] on Tuesday. All six on board died.
[[File:Gran Sasso.jpg|thumb|left|290px|The Gran Sasso mountains, from file.{{image credit|[[Commons:User:MrPanyGoff|MrPanyGoff]]}}]]
The flight was taking a wounded [[skiing|skier]] from the {{w|Campo Felice}} ski resort in {{w|Rocca di Cambio}} to the regional capital, {{w|L'Aquila}}. It crashed near the resort. The mountainous site is around 100{{w|kilometre|km}} (60 {{w|mile|miles}}) from the scene of an avalanche last week at the Rigopiano hotel, where at least fifteen died and several remain missing.

Rescue operations at the hotel, which is on the other side of mountain {{w|Gran Sasso}}, are ongoing. Rescuers diverted away from the scene to assist with the helicopter accident. {{w|Lucoli}} mayor Gianluca Marrocchi said the helicopter was flying low. "After that it disappeared in the fog," he said to {{w|RAI}}.

Some witnesses said there was an explosion before the crash, and the local police said a crash signal was activated. A police spokesperson commented to [[Agence France-Presse|AFP]], "The area where it came down is hard to access at the best of times, and thick fog is making it even more difficult[.]"

The region has seen heavy snowfall and several {{w|earthquakes}} recently. Thousands of residents have spent a week without electricity. Campo Felice is around 120km from [[Rome]], and popular with skiers from the capital.

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Nadal beats Raonic to reach Australian Open semis

2017-01-25T17:40:27Z

Pi zero: Protected "Nadal beats Raonic to reach Australian Open semis": Archiving the article ([Edit=Allow only administrators] (indefinite) [Move=Allow only administrators] (indefinite)) {{date|January 25, 2017}} {{Tennis}} Today, [[Spain|Spanish]] [[tennis]] player [[Rafael Nadal]] defeated [[Canada|Canadian]] player and current world number 3 {{w|Milos Raonic}} in three straight sets in the {{w|Australian Open}}'s quarter-finals. Defeating Raonic 6–4, 7–6, 6–4, Nadal is to face fifteenth seeded [[Bulgaria]]n player {{w|Grigor Dimitrov}} in his fifth semi-finals appearance at the {{w|Rod Laver Arena}}. [[File:Rafael Nadal (27389157522).jpg|thumb|left|275px|File photo of Nadal competing in 2016.{{image credit|Carine06 (Flickr)}}]] In the first set, Raonic served six aces, but committed ten unforced errors. Nadal won the first set 6–4 in 43 minutes. The second set lasted for 81 minutes, going to 6–6. Nadal bettered the two, in the tie breaker. Nadal registered only four aces in the entire match as compared to Raonic's fourteen but won two break points. Nadal won the third set winning it 6–4 to register his 50th win in the Australian Open in two hours and 44 minutes. Nadal's head to head record against the Canadian is 7–2. He recently lost against Raonic in the Brisbane Open. Nadal bagged 88% net points in the match winning 76 points in the first serve. After the match, King of Clay said, "I am just excited about being back in the final rounds of the most important events. I am here to try to win this. It is always difficult, but I fought and I worked hard to try to make that happen." Nadal has not featured in any of the Grand Slam semi-finals after 2014's {{w|French Open}}. [[Switzerland|Swiss]] player and 2014 winner {{w|Stan Wawrinka}} is only player from the top five seed left in the tournament. He is to face his compatriot [[Roger Federer]] in the semi-final.
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Czech diplomats secure release of Polish 'terrorist' in Syria

2017-01-25T02:32:35Z

Pi zero: Changed protection level for "Czech diplomats secure release of Polish 'terrorist' in Syria": Archiving the article ([Edit=Allow only administrators] (indefinite) [Move=Allow only administrators] (indefinite)) {{date|January 26, 2017}} {{Politics and conflicts}} The [[Czech Republic|Czech]] government on Monday announced its diplomats had secured the release of a [[Poland|Polish]] citizen imprisoned for terrorism in [[Syria]]. The Polish foreign ministry on Tuesday confirmed the release of Leszek Panek, 54, from {{w|Wrocław}}. [[File:الحميدية - panoramio (4).jpg|thumb|left|280px|File photo of rubble in a Homs street.{{image credit|Adam Warda (Panoramio)}}]] Polish media reports Panek, who vanished in late 2015 after crossing into Syria via [[Lebanon]], suffers ill [[mental health]]. He had previously been travelling around Poland to warn of impending [[nuclear weapons|nuclear Armageddon]]. A statement from the Czech Presidential office said Panek's condition was "satisfactory". Panek requires crutches after he was shot during his arrest by the Syrian army in [[Homs]]. He faced the [[death penalty]] after being accused of "activities linked to terrorism". The Czech statement said he was released for humanitarian reasons. When Polish authorities learned of Panek's location last year they tried to negotiate his release before seeking Czech help. The Czech embassy is the only representation of any [[European Union]] nation in Syria and as such it represents all other EU members as well as the [[United States]] in the nation. {{w|Hynek Kmoníček}}, head advisor on foreign policy for the Czech President, said Ambassador Eva Filipi in Syria and her counterpart in Lebanon secured the release with their "empathy and energy". Filipi has been praised by Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister {{w|Faisal Mekdad}} who last year spoke of her commitment to Syria despite danger and political turmoil. Kmoníček travelled to [[Beirut]] to witness Panek's transfer to the Polish embassy in Lebanon. The Polish foreign ministry says he is expected home imminently, and that he went to Syria in order to convert people away from [[Islam]] to instead follow [[Christianity]]. A Czech Presidential spokesperson said negotiators worked in both [[Prague]] in the Czech Republic and [[Damascus]] in Syria, where the Czech embassy is located, for several months. {{haveyoursay}} == Sources == *{{source|url=http://www.radio.cz/en/section/curraffrs/czech-diplomats-negotiate-release-of-polish-national-held-in-syria |title=Czech diplomats negotiate release of Polish national held in Syria |author=Daniela Lazarová |pub=Radio Prague |date=January 24, 2017 }} *{{source|url=http://www.thenews.pl/1/10/Artykul/290270,Polish-man-sentenced-to-death-in-Syria-has-been-released |title=Polish man sentenced to death in Syria has been released |author= |pub=Radio Poland |date=January 24, 2017 }} *{{source|url=http://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-poland-czech-idUSKBN1572SO?il=0|title=Czechs say Polish man released after being held in Syria since 2015|author=Jan Lopatka|pub=Reuters|date=January 23, 2017}}[...]



Official death toll from Nigerian refugee camp airstrike reaches 236

2017-01-24T23:35:51Z

Pi zero: Changed protection level for "Official death toll from Nigerian refugee camp airstrike passes 100": Archiving the article ([Edit=Allow only administrators] (indefinite) [Move=Allow only administrators] (indefinite)) {{date|January 26, 2017}} {{politics and conflicts}} On Monday [[Nigeria]]n authorities raised the official death toll from January 17's airstrike upon a refugee camp to 236, though the [[BBC]] on Tuesday reported an official told them this was an error and the actual figure was 115. The military said at the time a jet mistook refugees for rebels. {{QuoteLeft|There are no words to describe the chaos [...] I saw the bodies of children that had been cut in two.|4=Aid worker Alfred Davies}} The new toll updates previous estimates, which at the time of the incident were of at least 50 dead. The [[BBC]] on Tuesday reported an official told them the figure of 236 was erroneously reached by combining the numbers of dead and wounded. The camp in Rann, {{w|Borno State}} is home to thousands and lies near the northeastern border with [[Cameroon]]. Home to those displaced by [[Boko Haram]] insurgents, the camp is in an area suffering famine. Farmers are unable to work owing to bombs on their land. The [[Red Cross]] was there to distribute food when the attack happened. Twenty Nigerian Red Cross workers were injured or killed. [[Médecins Sans Frontières]] are treating the majority of the wounded in makeshift tents in Rann, which lacks hospital facilities. A small number have been evacuated to {{w|Maiduguri}}. Military officials said at the time the {{w|Nigerian Air Force|Air Force}} had been dispatched to Rann after reports of "remnants" of Boko Haram in the area. The military claims it is in a "final push" against the rebel group. A promised investigation has materialised in the form of a panel of Air Force officials, with orders to complete the probe by the end of next week. [[File:RéfugiésMaiduguri2016B.jpg|thumb|left|300px|File photo of a refugee camp in {{w|Maiduguri}}, Nigeria.{{image credit|[[Voice of America]]}}]] [[Human Rights Watch]] have called for compensation for victims. They say the military is not absolved of liability and suggest the camp's tents were obvious. Eyewitnesses say the aircraft circled twice, dropping multiple bombs, which appears corroborated by satellite imagery. President [[Muhammadu Buhari]] called it a "regrettable operational mistake" and has since departed for a holiday in [[London]]. Journalists are barred from the military-controlled camp. Officials claim all the dead in Rann have been buried, and two more died in hospital in Maiduguri. Most of those killed were women and children. Soldiers were also amongst those killed. Eyewitnesses claim two days after the disaster in excess of 100 Boko Haram militants attacked the camp, fighting with soldiers for hours. MSF field co-ordinator Alfred Davies said, "There are no words to describe the chaos[...] I saw the bodies of children that had been cut in two." MSF have called for &quo[...]



UK Civil Aviation Authority issues update on Shoreham crash response

2017-01-24T18:56:59Z

Pi zero: Changed protection level for "UK Civil Aviation Authority issues update on Shoreham crash response": Archiving the article ([Edit=Allow only administrators] (indefinite) [Move=Allow only administrators] (indefinite)) {{date|January 25, 2017}} {{Aviation mishaps}} The [[Civil Aviation Authority (United Kingdom)|Civil Aviation Authority]] (CAA) of the [[United Kingdom]] yesterday issued an update detailing progress on its response to the August 2015 crash at {{w|Shoreham Airshow}} that killed eleven. [[File:Hawker Hunter T7 'WV372 - R' (G-BXFI) (12863569924).jpg|thumb|left|300px|The crashed aircraft, pictured in 2013 during a display.{{image credit|[https://www.flickr.com/people/65001151@N03 Alan Wilson]}}]] The [[Air Accidents Investigation Branch]] (AAIB) is expected to release a final report within months. It has issued a total of 21 recommendations to the CAA, which yesterday confirmed it has accepted all of them. Pilot Andy Hill, who survived but was seriously injured, faces a {{wikt|manslaughter}} investigation. The CAA says it has already implemented more than half the recommendations in addition to publishing its own review of airshow safety in April. In April, it accepted measures including an increase in the distance between spectators and aircraft at shows. The latest recommendations include changes to aircraft maintenance and the process of receiving permits. A CAA spokesperson said "We have been working on them as and when the recommendations came in and reviewing them in detail. We are continuing to work to implement the changes." They said the plan is "to have as many in place as possible before the start of the air show season." [[File:People pay tribute to those who lost their lives in the Shoreham Airshow Crash.jpg|thumb|left|300px|Floral tributes following the crash.{{image credit|[[commons:User:HarrisonS4433|HarrisonS4433]]}}]] Hill was performing a large loop when his 1950s {{w|Hawker Hunter}} jet crashed into the {{w|A27 road}} near the town of {{w|Shoreham}} in {{w|West Sussex}}, [[England]]. Cars were caught up in the impact. He was an experienced pilot with a career with [[British Airways]] and the [[Royal Air Force]] followed by years of display flights. His military experience included flying {{w|Harrier jet|Harrier jump-jets}}. Both Hill and the aircraft were well known amongst airshow enthusiasts. The plane was sold by the military when it was decommissioned in 1996. Fellow pilot David Wildridge, who also participated in the Shoreham show, said at the time Hill was "well-known and well-loved", "very professional", and "the best of the best." All eleven killed were men. An inquest is presently scheduled for March. It was one of three deadly [[Europe]]an airshow crashes in four days, with fatal collisions in [[Switzerland]] and [[Slovakia]]. {{haveyoursay}} ==Sister link== {{sisters|2015 Shoreham Airshow crash}} ==Rela[...]