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Explosion kills dozens in Lahore, Pakistan

2017-07-24T13:06:37Z

Darkfrog24:


{{develop}}{{Pakistan}}
{{date|July 24, 2017}}

An explosion in near the Lahore Technology Park in [[Lahore]] in eastern [[Pakistan]] has killed at least 25 and wounded 53, authorities report.

Provincial law minister Rana Sanaullah told the press the targets of the explosion were probably the local police who were attempting to clear street vendors and "unauthorized construction" from the area.

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India China and Bhutan: Diplomatic Silence

2017-07-23T20:48:27Z

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* I don't see a [[WN:focal event|focal event]].
* This seems like analysis, which is not allowed under our neutrality policy.
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{{date|July 23, 2017}}
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India-China border face off since June, 2017 and the diplomatic silence between the two has raised the tension among Asian countries. A new phenomenon in the standoff, is a third country being roped in, raising the complexity of the border issue. Bhutan, a small Himalayan Country known to the world for its Carbon negative ecology and its unique growth standards has three sizable land regions in border dispute with China.
However the present issue is based on interpretation of the 1890 treaty [The Convention of Calcutta] between the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and the ruling Chinese Qing dynasty relating to Tibet and the Kingdom of Sikkim.

==Press release made by the respective Ministries of foreign affairs==
These will help us understand the 'absolute' opinions of each of these nations.

India and Bhutan voices out their opinion that China is unilaterally trying to change the border status that has long been under dispute. Violating the 1988 and 1998 border agreements with Bhutan and the 2012 agreement with India. Specially quoting the 2007 Friendship treaty between India and Bhutan, Ministry of External Affairs, Republic of India justifies its actions.
{{quote|we have written agreements of 1988 and 1998 stating that the two sides agree to maintain peace and tranquility in their border areas pending a final settlement on the boundary question, and to maintain status quo on the boundary as before March 1959. The agreements also state that the two sides will refrain from taking unilateral action, or use of force, to change the status quo of the boundary.{{Cite web| title = Violation to the agreements of 1988 and 1998| author = Ministry of Foreign Affairs| work = The Royal Government of Bhutan| date = Jul 29, 2017| accessdate = 2017-06-29| url = http://www.mfa.gov.bt/press-releases/press-release-272.html}}}}
-{{w|Ministry_of_Foreign_Affairs_(Bhutan)|Ministry of Foreign Affairs}}, {{w|Politics_of_Bhutan|Royal Govt. of Bhutan.}}



{{quote|Article 2:

In keeping with the abiding ties of close friendship and cooperation between Bhutan and India, the Government of the Kingdom of Bhutan and the Government of the Republic of India shall cooperate closely with each other on issues relating to their national interests. Neither Government shall allow the use of its territory for activities harmful to the national security and interest of the other.}}
-An extract from India and Bhutan friendship treaty, 2007{{Cite web| title = India and Bhutan friendship treaty| author = Ministry of Foreign Affairs| work = The Royal Government of Bhutan| date = 2 March, 2007| url = https://mea.gov.in/Images/pdf/india-bhutan-treaty-07.pdf}}.


China replies in the official press conference addresses some of the important questions raised by India and Bhutan. Releases graphical information, marking its understanding of the tri boundary.

Violation of the agreement

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Polish parliament votes to place Supreme Court under the power of the ruling party

2017-07-22T14:17:40Z

Pi zero: WN:When of new focal event (avoiding commitment for now on today/yesterday) {{review}}{{Poland}} {{date|July 22, 2017}} President of [[Poland]] {{w|Andrzej Duda}} promised on Monday to veto the {{w|Senate of Poland|Senate}}'s plans to change the arrangement of the country's {{w|Supreme Court of Poland|Supreme Court}}. The new law, which passed 55 to 23 on Saturday would place the selection of judges in the hands of the ruling political party, the [[Law and Justice Party]] (PiS). The proposed law was met with protesters across Poland asking Duda to veto the bill and threats from the [[European Union]], which saw the measure as anti-democratic. Duda also plans to veto another law that would have placed the council that proposes candidates for judgeship under the power of the government officials. "I have decided to send back to parliament — in which case to veto — the law on the supreme court, as well as the law on the National Council of the Judiciary ... The law would not strengthen the sense of justice in society," Duda told the public. He said he made this decision after extensive consultation with legal and other experts and anti-communist activist {{w|Zofia Romaszewska}}. Specifically, the law would have required every one of Poland's more than 80 Supreme Court justices resign and gives the justice minister of the governing party the authority to choose which justices will return to the bench and which must be replaced, and with whom. It would also require that judges take religious values into account in their work: "In social life, apart from legal norms there also operates a system of norms and values, undefined in law but equally established, derived from morality and [[Christianity|Christian]] values ... The supreme court should take this duality into account in its rulings," it reads. [[FILE:6 Warszawa 110.jpg|left|thumb|200px|The Polish Parliament met in Warsaw to vote on the restructuring of the country's Supreme Court. {{image|Marek and Ewa Wojciechowscy}}]] Supporters of the law argued that it is necessary to eliminate corruption and render the court system more efficient. Deputy Justice Minister Marcin Warchol has said the law would ensure that "justice does not become a form of privilege" and ensure that all Poles are subject to the law. Warchol has spoken of PiS's legal reforms in general, "If we do not ensure a minimum of democratic control over the judiciary, there will be no counterbalance for the growing corporatism of judges. And that would mean the creation of a new order: a judiciocracy instead of democracy," in an essay. Since coming to power in 2015 on a populist and anti-immigrant platform, PiS has taken control of the Polish media, limited the authority of the {{w|Constitutional tribunal (Poland)|constitutional tribunal}}, the body that can rule acts of Parliament unconstitutional, and attempted a no-exception anti-abortion law, though plans for this last were {{w|Abortion_in_Poland#Proposed_abortion_ban|cancelled in response to widespread protests}}. Some of these measures have been passed without any opportunity for public commentary or during nighttime sessions. "Courts in our opinion are the stronghold of post-communists in Poland," said party leader Jarosław Kaczyński earlier this week. He went on to accuse the supreme court of "protecting people who had served the old [Communist] regime" and of being controlled by foreign forces. "The courts are sometimes too slow, some of the fees payable by citizens are too high, the system o[...]



Anjali Sud becomes Vimeo's CEO

2017-07-22T13:18:26Z

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On Thursday, video-sharing website {{w|Vimeo}} announced Anjali Sud as their new CEO.

Sud is to replace {{w|Joey Levin}}, CEO of Vimeo's parent company IAC, who served as the interim CEO after Kerry Trainor vacated the position about a year ago. Former Managing Director at [[Amazon.com]], Sud joined Vimeo as Global Marketing head in 2014. She held the position of Vimeo's SVP last year.

Vimeo, under Trainor, headed towards providing subscription based Video on Demand like {{w|Netflix}} and Amazon's {{w|Amazon Prime Video|Prime Videos}}, creating their own content as well as renting it from third-party vendors. Once Levin became the CEO, the company shifted its focus to Software as a Service. Last month, the Vimeo announced VOD's idea was discarded. With at least 800,000 subscribers, Vimeo is expected to develop creator tools. The webservice has been working on adding support for 360-degree videos.

Upon her new post, IAC CEO Levin said, "She's a natural leader, and I expect she will build a very big business at Vimeo." Anjali Sud said, "Vimeo is entering an exciting chapter with a renewed focus on the core value that makes our brand special and beloved around the globe — being the # 1 platform to empower video creators".
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|title = Vimeo promotes Anjali Sud to CEO after canceling SVOD plans
|author = Ryan Lawler
|pub = TechCrunch
|date = July 21, 2017
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*{{source
|url = https://www.yahoo.com/news/iac-vimeo-appoints-anjali-sud-ceo-long-search-140059466.html
|title = IAC’s Vimeo Appoints Anjali Sud CEO After Yearlong Search
|author = Todd Spangler ({{w|Variety (magazine)|Variety}})
|pub = Yahoo! News
|date = July 20, 2017
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Football: Spanish striker Morata joins Chelsea

2017-07-22T11:58:33Z

Pi zero: the regions are union cats


{{date|July 23, 2017}}{{infobox|Chelsea F.C.}}
On Friday, [[England|English]] [[London|capital]] [[football (soccer)|football]] club [[Chelsea FC]] announced signing [[Spain|Spanish]] striker {{w|Álvaro Morata}} from [[Real Madrid]] on a five-year contract.

24-year-old Morata graduated from Real Madrid's academy, making his professional debut in 2010. Last season, the Spanish international scored 20 goals in all competitions for ''Los Blancos'' and won {{w|La Liga}} title as well as the {{W|UEFA Champions League}} trophy. Morata played for Italian giants {{w|Juventus|Juventus FC}} for two seasons, joining the {{w|Turin, Italy|foreign=suppress|Turin}} club in 2014; in his debut season for the ''Old Lady'', Morata finished second with Juve in the Champions League, losing to [[FC Barcelona|Barcelona]]. Morata won the [[Serie A]] titles in both the seasons with Juventus. Morata has 20 international {{w|cap (sport)|caps}}, and has scored nine goals.

After signing the contract, Morata said, "I'm so happy to be here. It's an incredible emotion to be part of this big club. I'm looking to work hard, score as many goals as I can and to win as many trophies as possible".

Chelsea technical director {{w|Michael Emenalo}} said, "Alvaro has proven class at the highest level and his quality will be a huge asset to Antonio and the squad."

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|title = Chelsea complete signing of Spain forward Morata
|author = Ken Ferris ([[Reuters]])
|pub = Yahoo! News
|date = July 22, 2017
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Transformers Fall of Cybertron

2017-07-21T17:36:42Z

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Linkin Park's lead singer Chester Bennington dies at 41

2017-07-21T04:03:14Z

Acagastya: See the Grammy's website {{date|July 22, 2017}} {{obituaries}} On Thursday, {{W|Chester Bennington}}, lead singer of [[United States|US]] rock band {{W|Linkin Park}}, died in his home in [[Los Angeles]] at the age of 41. The Los Angeles county coroner confirmed Bennington's death; reportedly it was being investigated as a possible suicide. [[File:Linkin Park-Rock im Park 2014- by 2eight 3SC0322.jpg|thumb|left|Chester Bennington at a 2014 concert{{image|[[:commons:User:2eight|Stefan Brending]]}}]] A two-time {{W|Grammy}} award winner with the band, Chester Bennington joined Linkin Park when he was 23. Also featuring rapper {{W|Mike Shinoda}}, Linkin Park released their first album, ''Hybrid Theory'', in 2000. The band went on to release six more albums featuring Bennington's voice, including ''One More Light'', which was released this year. The band was scheduled to go on a tour for ''One More Light'', but it has been canceled. Their song ''Crawling'', from ''Hybrid Theory'', won a Grammy for Best Hard Rock Performance. The band was also nominated for Best Rock Album and Best New Artist. A year after releasing ''Meteora'', Linkin Park collaborated with rapper {{W|Jay-Z}} for the ''Collision Course'' EP in 2004 whose single ''Numb/Encore'' won a Grammy for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration. ''Meteora'' has sold more than 27 million copies, which featured the hit song ''Numb''. In his statement, {{W|Warner Bros. Records}} CEO {{W|Cameron Strang}} said, "Chester Bennington was an artist of extraordinary talent and charisma, and a human being with a huge heart and a caring soul." {{W|The Recording Academy}} President {{W|Neil Portnow}} said, "We have lost a truly dynamic member of the music community". In 2013, Bennington performed at the {{w|MusiCares}} MAP Fund benefit concert, whose aim was to aid addiction treatment. Born on March 20, 1976 in [[Phoenix, Arizona|Phoenix]], [[Arizona]], to a nurse and a police detective, Bennington recounted being abused in his childhood, molested by an older friend over the course of several years starting when he was seven or eight. In a 2008 interview with ''{{w|Kerrang!}}'', he said, "It destroyed my self-confidence [...] Like most people, I was too afraid to say anything. I didn't want people to think I was {{w|LGBT|gay}} or that I was lying. It was a horrible experience." In an interview with ''{{w|Noisecreep}}'' in 2009, he said, "I don't have a problem with people knowing that I had a drinking problem. That's who I am, and I'm kind of lucky in a lot of ways because I get to do something about it." Of the band's Grammy-winning song ''Crawling'', Bennington said the song was "about feeling like I had no control over myself in terms of {{w|drugs}} and alcohol." His first marriage ended in a divorce, and he said, "I knew that I had a drinking problem, a drug problem, and that parts of my personal life were crazy, but I didn't realise how much that was affecting the people around me until I got a good dose of 'Here's-what-you're-really-like.'" In 2011, he told ''[[The Guardian]]'', "When I was young, getting beaten up and pretty much raped was no fun. No one wants that to happen to you and honestly, I don't remember when it started [...] My God, no wonder I became a drug addict. No wonder I just went completely insane for a little while." Bennington died on the day his singer friend {{W|Chris Cornell}} would have turned 53. Cornell hanged himself earlier this year. After Cornell's death, Bennington said, "I can't imagine a world without you in it." Bennington is survived by his six children and his wife, Talinda Bentley, whom he married in 2006. {{haveyoursay}} == Sources == *{{source |url = https://twitter.com/LiveNation/status/888522583276007424 |date = July 22, 2017 |pub = Twitter |author = Live Nation |title = Live Na[...]



A Global Sandbox of Bullies

2017-07-20T21:11:00Z

Pi zero: Not ready when reviewed: article needs improvement(s). Add article flag. (Using easy peer review {{tasks|news|src|npov|re-review}} {{date|July 20, 2017}} There is a plethora of aggression happening around every corner of the world in this day and age. From politicians to social media; the level of aggression and bullying is overwhelming and a constant reminder that every move we make in society is being judged and agonizingly scrutinized by every critical eager eye. Even your own home is no longer a safe haven and safety net from the aggression and bullying we face daily. Simple comments made via social media sites become the catalyst to open the door of abuse and bullying from strangers who have no idea who you are as an individual, but proceed to unleash the wrath of God on you anyway. The work force is a brutal battle ground with victims of bullying from bosses, coworkers, customers and clients. The media has even gotten in on the bullying action more and more and picking out new targets each day to attack. So what is driving society to the brink of madness and relentless bullying? The quick response would be the internet and global connectivity that until August 1991, was not possible. However, is that really the reason why bullying is such a problem today? I would have to say, NO! We as a society take a staunch stand against childhood bullying but the left hand isn't seeing what the right hands doing; and as adults and global roll models we show our children a vary different reality when we say "No Bullying" with one breath and verbally accost our fellow mankind with the next in front of our children. Is there a solution to this serious societal issue that we now face daily or do we simply sit back and get our faces slapped by everyone with an negative opinion and take it? Bullying seems to have become the new norm in our globally connected world, but how we deal with it can make a huge difference in not only protecting ourselves but in turn, protecting our children and being a positive roll model for them. In turn building or rebuilding self esteem, which as we all know has become a major cultural issue with adults and youth alike. Have we changed so much in our way of thinking and behaving that has caused us as a society to loss the capacity to show compassion? The simple answer is; Yes, we have. The big question is, Why? Dr. Richard Davidson, Neuroscientist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is named one of the 100 most influential people in the world has done studies that show the Insula area of the brain that enables compassion, shrinks and changes based on conditions we become exposed to over time. Our most basic bodily functions are aided by this region of our brains such as homeostasis or our internal thermostat, motor control, perception, self awareness, cognitive function and interpersonal experiences or connectedness. So, if this vitally important function of our brains has the capability of being damaged or deteriorating then how does that affect our behavior toward others and how do we correct such a major issue in society? The lack of empathy and compassion and its affect on society is devastating and becoming a greater issue with each passing day as violence has escalated not just in North America but around the world at such an alarming rate that people are becoming afraid to enjoy the simple pleasures in life such as vacationing or going to a movie theater or even something so simple as applying for a job without fear of being the next victim of human trafficking. The world is being violated by the one key part of our brain that determines a vitally important function that society and the human race are dependent on, Empathy and Compassion. Psycho-physiological studies have show[...]



Amsterdam to invest in affordable housing

2017-07-20T06:10:58Z

Pi zero: do not resubmit articles without addressing review concerns; it is considered disruptive


{{tasks|news|re-review}}{{netherlands}}{{date|July 20, 2017}}

On Wednesday night, the city council of the [[Netherlands|Dutch]] capital [[Amsterdam]] approved the Housing Agenda 2025. Plans for new construction are to include 40% affordable rent and 40% "medium-priced" houses. In addition, stricter rules are to be introduced for the sale of affordable rental homes by housing corporations.

The new policy is a substantial change from the current 30% social rent norm. Alderman Laurens Ivens of the {{w|Socialist Party (Netherlands)|Socialist Party}} told local TV station {{w|AT5}}: "If you leave it to the market, house prices will go completely through the roof. We want to prevent that, and for that reason we introduce drastic proposals."

According to the municipality, there is already a shortage of affordable and medium-priced housing. Earlier this month, local real estate agents' organisation MVA reported that house prices in Amsterdam have risen about 20% percent within a year, which is seen as a symptom of a housing market that is quickly heating up.

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|url = http://nltimes.nl/2017/06/22/amsterdam-prioritize-low-rent-homes-new-construction-projects
|title = Amsterdam to prioritize low-rent homes in new construction projects
|author = Janene Pieters
|pub = NLTimes.nl
|date = July 22, 2017
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|date = July 20, 2017
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|title = Raad 19-7-2017
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|lang=nl
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|title = Stad bouwt meer woningen voor minder rijken
|author = Michiel Couzy
|pub = Parool
|date = July 19, 2017
|lang=nl
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|title = Huizenprijzen Amsterdam in een jaar 21 procent gestegen
|author = Michiel Couzy and Tom Damen
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Indian Supreme Court says privacy unconstitutional

2017-07-19T14:12:15Z

Acagastya: Another case, contradictory judgement


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Indian Supreme Court, today, called the constitution does not guarantee the privacy right, calling its meaning to be vague, while hearing the case about Aadhaar card's validity as unique identification tool.
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Antonio Conte agrees two-year contract extension with Chelsea FC

2017-07-19T08:54:00Z

Acagastya: stale


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Yesterday, [[England|English]] [[London|capital]] [[Football (soccer)|football]]-club [[Chelsea F.C.|Chelsea]] announced their manager {{W|Antonio Conte}} agreed for a two-year contract extension.

The 47-year-old manager joined the ''Blues'' last summer. In his first season at the {{W|Stamford Bridge}}, Conte led Chelsea to {{W|Premier League}} title with 30 wins in the league. Under his management, Chelsea also improvised their personal recored of thirteen-match consecutive wins in the league. He also led Chelsea to the {{W|FA Cup}} final, but lost 2–1 to their city rivals [[Arsenal F.C.|Arsenal]].

After signing the contract extension, the Italian said, "I am very happy to have signed a new contract with Chelsea. We worked extremely hard in our first year to achieve something amazing, which I am very proud of. Now we must work even harder to stay at the top."

Marina Granovskaia, the club director said, "this new contract reflects our belief that he can continue to deliver results both domestically and as we return to European competition in the Champions League."

Chelsea are to play Arsenal, [[Bayern Munich]] and [[FC Internazionale Milano|Inter]] in their pre-season friendly in China.
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|title = Conte signs new contract
|author =
|pub = Chelsea FC
|date = July 18, 2017
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*{{source
|url = https://www.yahoo.com/news/conte-signs-improved-chelsea-deal-225033914--sow.html
|title = Conte signs improved Chelsea deal
|author = [[Agence France-Presse]]
|pub = Yahoo! News
|date = July 2017
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Canada 150 Atlantic to Pacific Celebration

2017-07-18T20:47:51Z

Pi zero: tag


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[[File:Canada_150_Atlantic_to_Pacific_Celebration-_Vancouver.jpg|thumb]]
The [http://www.canada150drumming.com/ '''Canada 150 Atlantic to Pacific Celebration'''] is a nation-wide drumming event that took place on July 1st, 2017. The celebration happened in 8 cities across Canada including Vancouver, Calgary, Regina, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, and Halifax. Drummers in each city drummed simultaneously to celebrate Canada’s birthday, multiculturalism, and diversity. The event was broadcasted live on the Canada 150 Atlantic to Pacific social media platforms. http://www.canada150drumming.com/

The Legacy 150 Celebrations Society (a non-profit organization registered with the Federal government of Canada) took initiative in organizing the Canada 150 Atlantic to Pacific Celebration project.

The event in Vancouver attempted a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for “Most Nationalities in a Drum Circle” (single venue). With only 37 participants, the attempt fell short of the requirement of 50 nationalities. Canada, China, Australia, USA, United Kingdom, Syria, Mexico, Brazil and Bulgaria were some of the nations among the 37 nationalities represented in the drum circle.

There was media coverage from CBC (TV, Radio & Online), The Vancouver Sun, The Province, Global TV, CTV, Fairchild TV and Radio, Vancouver Courier, Sing Tao, Ming Pao, and more.

The Canada 150 Atlantic to Pacific Celebration is expected to take place again on '''July 1st, 2018.
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Visa now compulsary for Qataris to enter Egypt, foreign ministry says

2017-07-18T10:35:59Z

Acagastya: added Category:Asia using HotCat


{{date|July 19, 2017}}{{Qatar}}
The [[Egypt]]ian foreign ministry on Monday announced citizens of [[Qatar]] can no longer travel to Egypt without a visa, ending the visa-free travels to the country for Qataris, on a meeting of Egyptian foreign minister {{w|Sameh Shoukry}} with [[Kuwait]]i foreign minister Sheikh {{w|Sabah Al-Khalid Al-Sabah|Sabah Khaled Al-Sabah}}.

This measure would not apply to Qatari students studying in Egyptian public universities, nor to partners or children of Egyptians, said Egyptian foreign ministry spokesman Ahmed Abu Zeid. According to reports, students are to be handed a tourist visa upon arrival and this is to come under effect by Thursday.

Abu Zeid explained "[i]t does not make sense to keep making exceptions for Qatar and giving it privileges in light of its current positions". Several [[Islam]]ic countries —Egypt, the [[UAE]], [[Saudi Arabia]] and [[Bahrain]]— broke their diplomatic ties with Qatar for allegedly supporting "extremists".

Accused by those four nations of funding militant groups, Qatar was issued with a list of thirteen demands, including shutting down {{w|Al Jazeera}} — a {{w|Doha}}-based media channel. Despite the boycott, Qatar received support from the [[Turkey|Turkish]] army. "Turkey's steady buildup continues there, protecting the border and the security of the Qatari government", Turkish presidential advisor Ilnur Cevik reportedly said on Monday.

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Wikinews interviews producer of horror film, '6:66PM'

2017-07-17T19:24:40Z

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A reality TV crew’s staged investigation into the paranormal becomes terrifyingly real when the house they’re exploring turns out to be haunted by the ghost of a serial killer. == Interview ==
{{WNIQ}} I've watched the teaser trailer. Tell us about the film's story line. *'''Chad Ridgely''' '6:66 P.M. is about a team of ghost hunters making a reality TV show about paranormal activity. The problem is, none of them are really ghost hunters. They stage the house to make it seem like the house they're exploring is haunted, except it turns out that the house really is haunted by the ghost of a serial killer. The the serial killer isn't letting them get out of there without a fight. He tries to kill them and take possession of their bodies. So the crew is forced to try to capture some amazing footage for their show but at the same time avoid getting killed by this demon. It has some scary moments, but at the same time it's a comedy. We tried to blend the two together for a nice mix of scares and laughs and I think we did a really nice job of it. Many of us had worked together before so there was already a strong foundation in place and it let us play to everyone's strengths.'
{{WNIQ}} Who is producing the film? *'''CR''' 'The film was produced by my company, Full Auto Films, and Code 3 Films, which is Jim Klock's company. Producers are Jim Klock, Chad Ridgely, and Darrell Martinelli.'
{{WNIQ}} Will you guys be making the rounds at film festivals soon? Yes, the film will world-premiere at the Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival in Buffalo, NY in early November 2017. We premiered our previous horror/comedy feature there (Massacre on Aisle 12) last year and we absolutely loved it. It's a great festival and Buffalo is amazing. I fell in love with the food there, especially the roast beef on wek sandwiches. I think I gained 10 pounds while I was there. The food was that good. Who wrote the script? The script was written by Tommy McLaughlin and Chad Ridgely. Where was the film shot primarily? We filmed outside of Atlantic City, New Jersey. It was a little town called Egg Harbor City, which was a bit strange because I didn't see any eggs there, or a harbor, and the place was definitely too small to be a city. They did have a fantastic diner, though. We ate there every day before and sometimes after shooting. I'm beginning to see a pattern with food. Have you signed any distribution deals? What are the hoped-for plans in terms of distribution? Yes, the film will be distributed by Indican Pictures in late fall of 2017. Indican Pictures also distributed our previous horror/comedy, Massacre on Aisle 12, as well. Any weird or funny events happen during filming? Yes! We lived in the set house while we were filming, and we were convinced the place was really haunted. It was a secluded old farm house back in the woods, and late at night all sorts of weird things would happen. For instance, the door to my room would slowly creak open all by itself while I was sleeping. Jim Klock kept hearing footsteps creaking on the floorboards above his room, except there was no room above his. It was just the roof. There was also a very strange animal out in the woods that would make an incredibly creepy noise that we were never really able to identify. And of course, no one was going out there to look. In addition to scaring the crap out of us, it helped us bring additional authenticity to the film, which I think shows on screen. {{haveyoursay}} == Sources == *{{source |url = |title = |author = |pub = |date [...]



Federer wins eighth Wimbledon title

2017-07-16T16:59:34Z

Numbermaniac: aww {{abandoned|July 22, 2017|userspace=}} {{stale}}{{date|July 16, 2017}}{{tennis}} Today, [[Switzerland|Swiss]] [[tennis]] ace [[Roger Federer]] defeated [[Croatia]]'s {{W|Marin Čilić}} 6–3, 6–1, 6–4 to claim his eighth [[Wimbledon Championship|Wimbledon]] title. With this victory, 35-year-old Federer became the oldest singles champion at Wimbledon in the modern era. In the match lasting for just one hour and 41 minutes, Federer served eight {{W|ace (tennis)|aces}}, while the 2014 {{W|US Open (tennis)|US Open}} winner Čilić hit five. Federer won five break points out of ten, while the Croatian missed his only chance to break Federer's serve. Čilić, who called for a medical timeout in the second set due to blister in his foot, committed 23 unforced errors, compared to Federer's eight. Federer didn't drop a single set in the entire tournament. After losing to {{W|Milnos Raonic}} at Wimbledon semi-final, last year, Federer had to cancel his remaining season following a knee injury. Winning his eighth, Federer said, "It's disbelief I can achieve such heights. I wasn't sure I would ever be here in another final after last year" as the Swiss made a new record, becoming the first man to win eight Wimbledon singles title. He previously shared the recored of seven titles with {{W|Pete Sampras}} and {{W|William Renshaw}}. Čilić served for the first game of the final, but Federer broke his serve in the fifth game, claiming the first set in just 36 minutes. Federer claimed the second set in just 25 minutes in which the Croat won just one game. Cilic called for a medical time out after losing the second set. He said, "It was definitely one of the unfortunate days for me for this[blister] to happen. I had a really bad blister and fluid came down into the callus". With painkillers and bandages, Cilic won four games of the third set, but could not stop Federer from winning the title. After the match, Federer said, "I always believed. I kept on believing and dreaming I could get back. Here am I today with the eighth. It's fantastic, if you keep believing you can go far in your life." Federer now has nineteen {{W|Grand Slam (tennis)|Grand Slam}} singles titles. He previously won this year's {{W|Australian Open}} defeating [[Rafael Nadal]], before the "King of Clay" won his tenth [[French Open]] title last month. {{clear|left}}
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Sun's mood swings not so strange after all, say scientists

2017-07-15T21:09:58Z

Pi zero: Undo revision 4332948 by Climata Boy (talk) - needless word {{space}} {{date|July 17, 2017}} In findings published Friday in {{w|Science (journal)|''Science''}}, a multinational team of scientists led by Antoine Strugarek of the {{w|University of Montreal}} announced the Sun may not be the cosmic oddball amongst {{w|solar-type star|solar-type stars}} some astronomers had believed it to be. They found that, although the Sun's cycles appear to differ from those of other stars of its type, they are governed by the same laws working in the same way. [[File:ALMA observes a giant sunspot (1.25 millimetres).jpg|left|thumb|200px|View of a sunspot, from file. {{image|{{w|Atacama Large Millimeter Array}}}}]] The Sun has long been known to go through {{w|Solar_cycle|eleven-year cycles}} of high and low activity, including {{w|sunspots}}, which Strugarek likened to solar volcanoes. Times of high activity are also the most likely time for {{w|Coronal mass ejection|coronal mass ejections}}, which often emanate from sunspot regions. On rare occasions these eruptions of plasma may hit the Earth's magnetic field, setting it oscillating. It then releases previously trapped particles as the {{w|aurora|Aurora Borealis and Australis}}. Occasionally, the effects are so intense that these charged particles and magnetic effects can ding the performance of satellites and power grids. The poles flip at the time of high activity, and the intensity of the magnetic field peaks when the Sun is least active. A hypothetical heat-proof compass on the surface of the Sun would point toward one pole during one eleven-year period but toward the other during the next. To predict and explain this activity, Strugarek and colleagues developed a model of the {{w|plasma (matter)|plasma}}, high-energy matter, inside the sun and examined how its flow and change could create magnetic fields. To build this model, they incorporated data from 27 different stars. . They found the Sun operated on the same basic principles as other stars: The activity of all stars in the system was found to be driven by their luminosity, their rotation, and nothing else. The luminosity and rotation are used together to determine a star's {{w|Rossby number}}, which is related to plasma flow. The smaller the Rossby number, the less active the star with respect to magnetic reversals. {{haveyoursay}} == Sources == *{{source |url = http://science.sciencemag.org/content/357/6347/185 |title = Reconciling solar and stellar magnetic cycles with nonlinear dynamo simulations |author = A. Strugarek, P. Beaudoin, P. Charbonneau, A. S. Brun, J.D. do Nascimento Jr. |pub = Science (journal) |date = July 14, 2017 }} *{{source |url = https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/14/science/sun-cycles-solar-maximum-minimum-corona.html |title = Unlocking Mysteries in the Sun’s 11-Year Cycle |author = Nicholas St. Fleur |pub = The New York Times |date = July 14, 2017 }} *{{source|pub=The Washington Post|date=July 14, 2017|url=https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2017/07/14/sun-erupts-to-mark-another-bastille-day-aurora-possible-in-new-england-sunday-night/?utm_term=.caab92256e7f|title=Sun erupts to mark another Bastille Day, aurora possible in New England Sunday night|author=Joe Kunches}} *{{source |url = https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-07/aaft-yts071017.php |title = Yes, the sun is an ordinary, solar-type star after all |author = American Association for the Advancement of Science |pub = Eurekalert |date = July 13, 2017 }} *{{source|url=https:[...]



NA260 election time over.

2017-07-15T12:15:31Z

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Psychologists petition the United States Congress to remove President Trump from office

2017-07-15T11:02:35Z

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Earlier this week, five psychology professors published an open letter to the [[United States]] [[United States Congress|Congress]] asking them to take "lawful steps" to remove President [[Donald Trump]] from office. The letter appeared in ''The Huffington Post''.

"Since the election of 2016, each of us has warned against President Trump's alarming psychological instability, which has been apparent in his repeated failures to distinguish between reality and fantasy and his erratic responses to stress and crisis. We were also concerned about his tendency to become enraged at the slightest criticism," wrote five professors from Harvard Medical School, CUNY, Yale, and the University of California in a letter dated July 11. The letter goes on to refer to Trump as "unable to discharge the duties of office."

These five are contributors to an upcoming book called ''The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump''.

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*[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/is-donald-trump-mentally-ill-part-2-5-professors_us_59669d39e4b07b5e1d96ed22 Open letter to Congress]

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Nobel Peace Prize winning Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo dies, aged 61

2017-07-14T09:10:44Z

Pi zero: Undo revision 4330765 by Pi zero (talk) - not a problem {{obituaries}}{{date|July 15, 2017}} On Thursday, {{w|Liu Xiaobo}}, a [[China|Chinese]] {{wikt|dissident}}, human rights activist, and {{w|Nobel Peace Prize}} laureate died in a hospital in China at the age of 61. He was on medical parole after he was diagnosed with late-stage {{w|liver cancer}} while in prison for his active criticism of the Chinese government. Last month, Liu was diagnosed with late-stage liver cancer and was moved to a hospital in the city of {{w|Shenyang}} in north-eastern China. He was monitored and kept under tight security. Before his death, countries including [[France]], [[Germany]] and the [[US]] asked China to allow him to travel abroad for treatment, but the government refused. Chinese medical experts declared him too ill to travel. Countries worldwide are condemning China's government for its actions, but China is reflecting the criticism, stating that the case was "an internal affair" and that other countries were "in no position to make improper remarks". Via a [[Facebook]] post, [[Norway|Norwegian]] {{w|Nobel Committee}}'s chairperson, {{w|Berit Reiss-Andersen}}, said: "The Chinese government bears a heavy responsibility for his premature death." The post also read, "We find it deeply disturbing that Liu Xiaobo was not transferred to a facility where he could receive adequate medical treatment before he became terminally ill." In his statement, Germany's foreign minister {{w|Sigmar Gabriel}} said, "China now has the responsibility to quickly, transparently and plausibly answer the question of whether the cancer could not have been identified much earlier". Countries including France, Germany, [[Taiwan]], the [[UK]] and the US have called for the release of his wife, poet Liu Xia, from house arrest. Liu Xiaobo openly advocated for political reform in China. He also participated in the {{w|Tiananmen Square protests}} of 1989. He was one of the authors who wrote the {{w|Charter 08}} manifesto which called for political reform and human rights in China. In December 2009, Liu was sentenced to eleven years in prison for {{translated quote|zh|Chinese language|煽动颠覆国家政权|inciting subversion of state power}} by the People's court of [[Beijing]]. He was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize in October 2010, but the Chinese government barred him from travelling abroad to receive it. An empty chair was used at the December 10, 2010 award ceremony to represent his absence. Liu's main doctor, Teng Yue'e, said that he died "peacefully". In a statement, officials said multiple organs of Liu Xiaobo had failed. Before his death, he told his wife Liu Xia to "Live on well". {{haveyoursay}} == Sources == *{{source |url = http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-40603059 |title = Liu Xiaobo: China rejects foreign criticism over dissident's death |author = |pub = BBC News |date = July 14, 2017 }} *{{source |url = http://edition.cnn.com/2017/07/13/asia/liu-xiaobo-death-china/index.html |title = Liu Xiaobo, Chinese dissident and Nobel laureate, dies |author = Steven Jiang, Steve George and Ray Sanchez |pub = CNN |date = July 14, 2017 }} *{{source |url = http://www.syssfj.gov.cn/cms/201707/149995182984410.html |date = July 13, 2017 |pub = Shenyang City Justice Bureau |author = [...]



Astronomers discover smallest known star

2017-07-14T01:41:58Z

Numbermaniac: alright; is this better? {{space}}{{date|July 14, 2017}} On Wednesday, astronomers at the [[University of Cambridge]] in [[England]] announced the discovery of a dwarf star, known as {{w|EBLM J0555-57Ab}}, which is slightly bigger than [[Saturn]] and smaller than [[Jupiter]]. It was found using data from an array of automated telescopes called the {{w|Wide Angle Search for Planets}} (WASP). The study was published in the journal ''{{w|Astronomy & Astrophysics}}''. The star belongs to the {{w|Milky Way}} galaxy and is approximately 600 {{w|light years}} away from Earth. Its mean radius is about 80 percent the size of the largest planet in the {{w|Solar System}}, Jupiter, but despite its small size it is very dense. Its mass is almost 85±4 times the {{wikt|gas giant}}, the study said. The star's surface gravitational pull is about eleven times stronger than the {{w|Sun}}'s — 300 times the strength by which the Earth attracts matter. It is part of a {{w|binary star system}}, meaning it moves around the galaxy with another star, both orbiting around the same central point. However, it stays so close to its companion star, that it takes about 7.8 days to orbit around the pair's shared centre. The distance between the two stars is less than between {{w|Mercury}} and the Sun, and about eight percent of an {{w|astronomical unit}}, in stark contrast to the 100–1000 astronomical units that typically separates two stars in such a system. It was discovered by the method called "{{w|astronomical transit}}". This method is used to discover planets or satellites, and the astronomers initially thought it was merely an [[exoplanet]]. During a planet's revolution, when it crosses its parent star, there is a dip in the brightness of the light coming from the parent star. The companion of this dwarf is the size of the Sun, and it is brighter than the dwarf, making the discovery more difficult. "Indeed, until we measured the mass it looked just like a transiting planet", Amaury Triaud, co-author of the paper, told ''{{w|Popular Mechanics}}''. With a brightness 2000 to 3000 times fainter than the Sun, it was the mass that indicated it was actually a dim star. According to lead author of the study, Alexander von Boetticher, their "discovery reveals how small stars can be." He added, "Had this star formed with only a slightly lower mass, the {{w|fusion reaction}} of {{w|hydrogen}} in its core could not be sustained, and the star would instead have transformed into a {{w|brown dwarf}}". A brown dwarf converts hydrogen to {{w|deuterium}}, a hydrogen {{w|isotope}}, rather than helium, which is the usual result of such a process from most stars including the Sun. The tiny star's temperature is lesser than most known gas giant exoplanets. "That star likely represents the smallest natural fusion reactor that we know of[...] We're trying to replicate fusion on Earth in labs, but that's basic[...]



Wimbledon Championships

2017-07-13T17:04:24Z

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Djokovic withdraws from Wimbledon Championships

2017-07-13T12:05:59Z

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On Wednesday, three-time {{w|Wimbledon Championship|Wimbledon}} winner [[Novak Djokovic]] withdrew from this year's tournament suffering from an elbow injury. The announcement was made after the [[Serbia|Serbian]] took a medical timeout during the second set in the quarter-final against [[Czech]] tennis player {{W|Tomáš Berdych}}.
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Djokovic said, "It's unfortunate that I had to finish Wimbledon, a grand slam, this way [...] I mean, if someone feels bad about it, it's me. But, you know, I tried." His elbow was problematic for more than a year, he said. He also said, "I was able for 30 minutes to play with pain that was bearable. The serve and forehand were the shots where I could feel it the most and after that there was really no sense".

Djokovic's pre-quarterfinal against {{W|Adrian Mannarino}} was rescheduled to Tuesday, so the 30-year-old Serbian had to play two matches in two days. Djokovic was two sets down with the scoreboard 7–6 2–0 when world number-two Djokovic decided to stop despite leading their head-to-head record, 25–2.

31-year-old Berdych therefore advanced to play the semi-final against [[Switzerland|Swiss]] seven-time Wimbledon Singles Champion [[Roger Federer]]. Berdych's best record at the Wimbledon was finalist in 2010, against [[Rafa Nadal]] — when he defeated Federer in quarterfinal. The Czech has never won a Grand Slam title.

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Giant Iceberg Breaks Off Antarctica

2017-07-13T10:43:02Z

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[[File:LarsenC-detail photo 2016315 lrg.jpg|thumb|Scientists on NASA's IceBridge mission photographed an oblique view of the massive rift in the Antarctic Peninsula's Larsen C ice shelf, Nov. 10, 2016]]
Scientists say an iceberg the size of Bali has broken away from the continent of Antarctica.

The iceberg, which is likely to be named A68, measures 5,800 square kilometers and weighs over one trillion tons, making it one of the biggest on record. It is slightly larger than the Indonesian island of Bali, which has a population of well over 4 million people.

Iceberg calving, when bergs break away from a larger ice sheet, is a natural process, although global warming is believed to have accelerated the trend. This new mass of free-floating ice has been separating from Antarctica's Larsen C Ice Shelf for months.

Scientists say there is no immediate impact on global sea levels, but the huge iceberg is a risk to ships in the area. The extreme south Atlantic is outside major maritime trade routs, but Antarctica is is a popular destination for cruise ships, most of them traveling from South America.

The Larsen C ice shelf is still attached to land, but already largely afloat off the coast of northwestern Antarctica. It is one in a series of three connected formations that grew out from the Antarctic mainland over tens of thousands of years.

Larsen A, the most northern and smallest of the three segments, broke free of the mainland in 1995. The Larsen B Ice Shelf, somewhat larger at about 3,200 square km, with an average ice thickness of 220 meters, disintegrated into the sea in 2002.

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Costa joins Juventus FC on a one-year loan

2017-07-12T18:54:37Z

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On Wednesday, [[Italy|Italian]] [[Football (soccer)|football]] club [[Juventus]] announced an agreement with [[Germany|German]] club [[Bayern Munich]] for a one-year loan of [[Brazil|Brazilian]] winger {{W|Douglas Costa}} for a fee of [[€]]6 million, to run until June 30, 2018.
[[File:Douglas Costa2013.jpg|thumb|left|260px|File photo of Douglas Costa, 2013. {{image|Михаил Масловский}}]]
26-year-old Douglas Costa joined Bayern in 2015 under [[Pep Guardiola]]'s management from [[Ukraine|Ukrainian]] club {{W|Shakhtar Donetsk}}. In two seasons at the {{W|Allianz Arena}}, Costa has scored fourteen goals and provided 27 assists, making 77 appearances in total. He won two consecutive [[Bundesliga]] titles, a {{W|DFB Pokal}}, and a {{W|DFL-Supercup}}. Before joining the Bavarian club, the left-footed winger won five consecutive {{W|Ukrainian Premier League}} trophies.

In the agreement with Bayern, Juventus can exercise an option to buy the player for €40 million before July 1, 2018. Bayern may receive an additional €1 million subject to conditions in the contract. Bayern Munich's chairman {{w|Karl-Heinz Rummenigge}} said, "We had serious and constructive talks with Juventus' representatives. All of FC Bayern's financial demands have been met".

Upon asking why he joined Juventus, Costa told the Juventus' interviewer that he "had always dreamed of playing" with the ''Old Lady'' and said he was "delighted to be part of" Juventus' team.
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Ancelotti and James Rodríguez reUNITES; Bayern Munich signs Colombian footballer on loan

2017-07-12T08:31:52Z

Numbermaniac: {{abandoned|July 21, 2017|userspace=}} {{tasks|news|re-review}}{{date|July 12, 2017}}{{infobox|FC Bayern München}} Yesterday, [[Germany|German]] [[Football (soccer)|football]] club [[Bayern Munich]] announced an agreement with [[Spain|Spanish]] [[Madrid|capital]] club [[Real Madrid]] for a two-year loan for [[Colombia|Colombian]] footballer {{W|James Rodríguez}} which runs until June 30, 2017. 25-year-old Rodríguez joined Real Madrid on a six-year-contract from {{W|AS Monaco}} in 2014 after finishing as the top scorer in the {{W|FIFA World Cup}} in [[Brazil]]. Rodríguez has played about 110 games for ''Los Blancos'' on the last three seasons, winning the Spanish {{W|LaLiga}} once, and the [[UEFA Champions League]] as well as the {{W|FIFA Club World Cup}} twice. Calling Rodríguez as manager {{W|Carlo Ancelotti}}'s {{translated quote|de|German language|große Wunsch|biggest wish}}, Bayern Munich's chairman {{w|Karl-Heinz Rummenigge}} said, {{translated quote|de|German language|James ist ein vielseitig einsetzbarer Spieler. Er ist selbst torgefährlich, bereitet viele Treffer vor und schießt obendrein tolle Standards. Mit diesem Transfer haben wir die Qualität unserer Mannschaft ohne Frage noch einmal erhöhen können.|James is a very versatile player. He's a goalscorer himself, he sets up a lot of goals and on top of that he's great from set-pieces. There's no question that this transfer further increases the quality in our team.}} Rodríguez played under Ancelotti when the Italian manager managed Real Madrid three years ago. In three seasons at {{W|Santiago Bernabeu}}, Rodríguez's first season — under Ancelotti — had the best statistics in terms of goals, assists and appearances. He netted seventeen goals and provided eighteen assists in 46 appearances in 2014–15 season. In total, he has scored 36 goals, and provided 41 assists with Madrid. Rodríguez got lesser playing time under the other managers, {{W|Rafa Benítez}} and the current manager {{W|Zinedane Zidane}}. He made just 22 appearances in LaLiga last season — nine of them were as a substitute, as BBC — [[Gareth Bale|Bale]], {{w|Karim BEnzema|Benzema}} and [[Cristiano Ronaldo]] usually were the attacking trio for Zidane's team. Rodríguez has been assigned number 11 jersey. The agreement includes an option to buy the Colombian captain after the end of two-year loan period for [[€]]35 million. {{HYS}} == Sources == *{{source |url = https://fcbayern.com/us/news/2017/07/press-release-james-rodriduez |title = FC Bayern sign James Rodríguez from Real Madrid |author = |pub = FC Bayern |date = July 11, 2017 }} *{{source |url = https://www.yahoo.com/news/james-rodriguez-rekindle-career-under-ancelotti-bayern-003518867--sow.html |title = James Rodriguez to rekindle career under Ancelotti at Bayern |author = Ryland James ([[Agence France-Presse|AFP]]) |pub = Yahoo! News |date = July 11, 2017 }} *{{source |url = https://fcbayern.com/us/news/2017/07/presenting-james-rodriguez |title = James Rodríguez hungry for success with FCB |author = |pub = FC Bayern |date = July 11, 2017 }} [[Category:FC Bayern München]] [[Category:Real Madrid]] [[Category:Munich]] [[Category:Madrid]] [[Category:Football (s[...]



Email chain shows U.S. president's son accepted offer of classified information from Russians

2017-07-12T03:57:28Z

Darkfrog24: Darkfrog24 moved page U.S. president's son releases emails setting up meeting with Russian lawyer during 2016 presidential campaign to Experts weigh possible consequences of U.S. president's son's campaign-season meeting with Russian lawyer {{tasks|news|re-review}}{{United States}} {{date|July 12, 2017}} This past week, experts from the [[United States]] and abroad have commented on the revelation that {{w|Donald Trump Jr.}}, son of current U.S. President [[Donald Trump]], met with a [[Russia|Russian]] lawyer in 2016 the hopes of collecting opposition research against his father's then-rival for the Oval Office, [[US Democratic Party|Democrat]] [[Hillary Clinton]]. The general consensus seems to be that, while not treasonous, Trump Jr.'s accepting an offer of political help from a foreign government may have violated U.S. campaign finance law, though there are differences in opinion regarding what the consequences may be. On Tuesday, {{w|Donald Trump, Jr.}}, son of current [[United States]] President [[Donald Trump]], released copies of the emails in which he established communication between a [[Russia|Russian]] lawyer and himself during last year's [[2016 US presidential election|U.S. presidential election]]. These emails contradict the assertions of some parties in the Trump administration that they did not encourage the [[Russian involvement in the 2016 US presidential election|Kremlin's involvement]] in any attempts to discredit Clinton or sway the election Trump's way. In those emails, British publicist {{w|Rob Goldstone}} wrote to Donald Trump Jr. on June 3, 2016, offering to put him in touch with Russian pop musician {{w|Emin Agalarov}}, son of real estate magnate {{w|Aras Agalarov}}, who has connections to Russian President [[Vladimir Putin]]. "Emin just called and asked me to contact you with something very interesting," wrote Goldstone. "The Crown prosecutor of Russia met with his father Aras this morning and in their meeting offered to provide the Trump campaign with some official documents and information that would incriminate Hillary and her dealings with Russia and would be very useful to your father. [...] This is obviously very high level and sensitive information but is part of Russia and its government's support for Mr. Trump." Donald Trump Jr. replied: "If it's what you say I love it especially later in the summer." A few days later, Trump Jr. met with Natalia Veselnitskaya, a lawyer for the Russian government. Trump Jr. had written that he planned to invite his brother-in-law Jared Kushner and campaign manager Paul Manafort, and both have conceded the meeting took place. [[File:DJT_Jr_cropped_shadowing_fix.jpg|thumb|left|200px|Donald Trump Jr. in 2016. {{image|Gage}}]] Of the meeting itself, Trump Jr. told the media Veselnitskaya told him some organizations in Russia were funding the Democratic National Convention and Clinton's campaign but did not provide any useful details and quickly changed the subject to the adoption of Russian children by Americans, which Putin had blocked, and a U.S. law allowing the seizure of assets of Russians guilty of human rights abuses. According to Trump Jr., &qu[...]



Rooney returns to Everton

2017-07-09T14:55:12Z

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[[Manchester United F.C.|Manchester United]]'s top scorer {{W|Wayne Rooney}} signed a two-year contract with his boyhood club {{W|Everton FC|Everton}}, the {{W|Merseyside}} based [[Football (soccer)|football]] club announced today.
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Rooney joined Everton when he was nine years old, and made his professional debut in 2002 when he was sixteen years old. He scored seventeen goals with Everton in 77 appearances before he moved to the {{W|Old Trafford}} in 2004. The record goal scorer with United and with the English football team netted 253 goals in 559 games in the United jersey. He has won five {{W|Premier League}} titles, three {{W|EFL Cup|EFL (English Football League) Cups}}, a [[UEFA Champions League]], an {{W|FIFA Club World Cup}}, and an {{W|FA Cup}}. He also collected the winners' medal after Manchester United won the {{W|UEFA Europa League|Europa League}} in May. Rooney was used as a late substitute in the Europa League final against the [[Netherlands|Dutch]] [[Amsterdam|capital]] football club {{W|AFC Ajax|Ajax}}.

Rooney wore Manchester's jersey for thirteen seasons, and was club's top scorer of the season on five occasions. After the arrival of [[José Mourinho]], last season, and United's manager, Rooney made just 25 appearances, starting only fifteen of them; scoring eight goals in total. This was his least number of appearances and goals scored in a single season.

After penning a two-year term, Rooney said, "I'm not just coming back because it's the team I support, the team I grew up playing for — I'm coming back because I feel the club can move forward and be successful". Earlier, Manchester United announced reaching an agreement for [[Belgium|Belgian]] striker {{W|Romelu Lukaku}} with Everton.

Everton manager {{W|Ronald Koeman}} said, "Wayne has shown me that ambition that we need and that winning mentality — he knows how to win titles and I'm really happy he's decided to come home [...] He loves Everton and he was desperate to come back. He is still only 31 and I don't have any doubts about his qualities. It's fantastic he's here."

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Supreme Court overrules HC orders; Yamuna, Ganga no longer living entities

2017-07-07T18:43:01Z

Pi zero: Changed protection level for "India Supreme Court overrules High Court: rivers Yamuna, Ganga no longer living entities": Archiving the article ([Edit=Allow only administrators] (indefinite) [Move=Allow only administ... {{date|July 9, 2017}}{{Crime and law}} On Friday, the supreme court of [[India]] overruled a High Court decision which identified rivers {{w|Ganga}} and {{w|Yamuna}} as living entities. The appeal, filed by the state government of {{w|Uttarakhand}} from which these two rivers originate, claimed the decision was "unsustainable in the law". [[File:Har Ki Pauri at Haridwar, India.jpg|left|thumb|300px|People praying at the banks of river Ganga. Offerings thrown in the river have caused some degradation to it. {{image|[[Commons:User:Kanu 887|Kanu 887]]}}]] Days after the {{w|Whanganui River}} was identified as living being in [[New Zealand]], Uttarakhand's high court ruled in favour of granting the two rivers — Ganga and Yamuna — status as living persons. The bench of justices Rajeev Sharma and Alok Singh hearing a related case ruled the rivers "legal and living entities, having the status of a legal person with all corresponding rights, duties and liabilities of a living person", and the director general of {{w|National Mission for clean Ganga|anchor=Namami Gange|Namami Gange}} project and the chief secretary and advocate general of Uttarakhand as the legal guardians of the rivers on March 20. The state government raised concerns that the high court ruling did not consider other states where the river flows, and hence it was outside the judicial limits of the state court. The river passes through the states of [[Uttar Pradesh]], [[Bihar]], [[Jharkhand]], and [[West Bengal]], as well as through [[Bangladesh]]. "Since the matter of cleaning the Ganga is not just restricted to Uttarakhand, as it also flows through West Bengal, how could the Chief Secretary and the Advocate General tackle all the issues related to the river", Uttarakhand state government spokesperson Madan Kaushik said. Granting status as a living entity would also mean the river could be sued like other citizens. The State government explained, using the example of flooding, that the "legal guardians" or the state may not be able to support financially the harm caused by the river to others. Those rivers originate from {{w|Gangotri Glacier|Gangotri}} and {{w|Yamnotri}} glaciers, and are considered sacred in [[Hinduism]]. Ganga is also referred to as ''maa'' (mother). But, these rivers are among the most polluted rivers on Earth. The previous ruling of the high court could provide legal grounds to prevent industries from harming the "living entities" by disposing of toxic wastes in the rivers. In the plea, the government said, "only to protect the faith of society, the rivers can not be declared as a legal person". {{haveyoursay}} == Sources == *{{source |url = http://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/sc-puts-on-hold-uttarakhand-high-court-order-declaring-ganga-a-living-entity/story-IYqkaehoLhAyWfjAP8GYOO.html |title = SC puts on hold Uttarakhand HC order declaring river Ganga a living entity |author = Bhadra Sinha |pub = Hindustan Times |date = July 7, 2017 }} *{{source |url = http://www.nd[...]



Donald Trump meets with Vladimir Putin

2017-07-06T22:03:21Z

Numbermaniac: :( {{abandoned|July 21, 2017|userspace=}} {{tasks|npov|mos|re-review}}{{Politics and conflicts}} {{date|July 8, 2017}} On Friday, [[United States]] President [[Donald Trump]] met with his [[Russia|Russian]] counterpart, [[Vladimir Putin]] as part of this year's {{w|G20}} summit, hosted by [[Germany|German]] Chancellor [[Angela Merkel]] in {{w|Hamburg, Germany}}. The meeting was attended by US Secretary of State {{w|Rex Tillerson}} and Russian Foreign Minister {{w|Sergei Lavrov}}, but the press were not allowed to remain in the room. After emerging from the roughly two-hour meeting, Tillerson told reporters the two leaders had discussed a ceasefire in [[Syria]], [[Ukraine]], the allegations of [[Russian involvement in the 2016 US presidential election]] and plans for addressing similar hacks in the future, some of which President Trump confirmed Sunday. As of Monday, the ceasefire in Syria seemed to be holding, but Trump may have withdrawn his plans for a partnership with Russia on {{w|cybersecurity}}. The G20, or "Group of Twenty," meetings began in 1999 as a conference for the finance ministers and central bank officials of the twenty countries with the largest industrialized or developing economies worldwide. G20 became a summit for national leaders in response to the {{w|2008 financial crisis}}, meeting that year in Washington, D.C. Collectively, G20 countries are home to two thirds of the planet's population and 85% of its {{w|gross domestic product}}. G20 involves no formal voting process, and it is not unusual for important matters to be discussed and decided in informal meetings between leaders, such as the one between Trump and Putin on Friday. According to {{w|Sputnik Media}}, which is run by the Russian government, Trump and Putin also discussed the situations in [[Ukraine]] and [[Syria]] and both traditional and cyberterrorism. Tillerson reported that Putin and Trump came to an agreement regarding a ceasefire in northern [[Syria]]. "This is our first indication of the US and Russia being able to work together in Syria," he said, describing a "lengthy discussion of other areas in Syria where we can work together." After the meeting, Putin and Trump announced that they and the leaders of [[Jordan]] had arranged for a ceasefire in Syria, scheduled to begin midday on Sunday. As of today, a ceasefire in southern Syria, brokered earlier this year, is holding as peace talks resume in [[Geneva]] [[Switzerland]]. "I strongly pressed President Putin twice about Russian meddling in our election," President Trump said Sunday. "He vehemently denied it. I've already given my opinion." Earlier on Friday, President Trump had not responded to journalists' questions about Russian interference in last year's US presidential election, which featured both a hack of the Democratic National Committee and other US politican organizations followed by the release of ne[...]



The Indian Football team will receive an upgrade in FIFA 18

2017-07-05T07:01:04Z

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Terry joins Aston Villa

2017-07-03T14:27:50Z

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Former [[Chelsea FC|Chelsea]] and [[England]]'s [[soccer|football]] captain {{w|John Terry}} signed a one-year contract with {{w|Aston Villa}} on a free transfer, the club announced on Monday. In April, the 36-year-old defender announced his desire to leave his boyhood club, Chelsea, after his contract ended with the [[London]]-based club.

John Terry joined the ''Blues'' 22 years ago, and made his professional debut against Aston Villa in 1998. Since then, Terry has won fifteen trophies making 717 appearances for Chelsea. The only players who made more appearances for Chelsea were {{w|Ron Harris (footballer)|Ron Harris}} and {{w|Peter Bonetti}}. He has won the {{w|Premier League}} and {{w|FA Cup}} five times, {{w|EFL Cup|EFL (English Football League) Cup}} thrice, and one each of [[UEFA Champions League]] and {{w|Europa League}}. Terry led Chelsea to the Premier League title in his final season.

Terry said he did not want to play against Chelsea, and hence joined Aston Villa, who are in the {{w|EFL Championship}}, the second tier of English football. He said, "The mental side of playing against Chelsea was too much to get over for me. I was there for 22 years at the football club. I am very proud of that but this is a new chapter in my life and career."

After signing the contract, Terry said, "My thoughts are 100% here and the ambition is to get us back to the Premier League. It's a huge club." Terry has been assigned jersey number 26, the number he wore on his back in his entire professional career. His contract with Chelsea expired on Friday.

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German Bundestag votes for same-sex marriage

2017-07-03T14:20:59Z

Pi zero: Changed protection level for "German Bundestag votes for same-sex marriage": Archiving the article ([Edit=Allow only administrators] (indefinite) [Move=Allow only administrators] (indefinite)) {{date|July 3, 2017}} {{Crime and law}} On Friday, the {{w|Bundestag}}, the [[Germany|German]] parliament, voted in favour of legalising [[same-sex marriage]]. The bill was passed on the last day before the parliament's summer break. With 393 members voting for legalising same-sex marriage, four members abstained leaving 226 ''against'' votes. German chancellor [[Angela Merkel]], on June 26, said she would allow parliamentarians to vote their own {{w|conscience vote|conscience}}, and [[Martin Schulz]] of the {{w|Social Democratic Party}}, on the next day, asked for voting before the election in September. "I hope that the vote today not only promotes respect between the different opinions but also brings more social cohesion and peace", Merkel said. She voted against same-sex marriage, she told the media, explaining she believed the German constitutional definition of marriage required a man and a woman. {{Translated quote|de|German language|Die Ehe für alle ist beschlossen. Damit gibt es Einigkeit und Recht und Freiheit in Deutschland jetzt für alle, die sich lieben.|Marriage for all is decided. Thus, there is {{w|Einigkeit und Recht und Freiheit|unity and justice and freedom}} in Germany now for all who love.}}, Schulz [[twitter|tweeted]]. After the voting, Germany's [[Berlin|capital]] [[soccer|football]] club {{W|Hertha Berlin}} tweeted {{translated quote|de|German language|Für Vielfalt und gegen Diskriminierung|For diversity and against discrimination}}, and hoisted the rainbow-coloured flag — a symbol of the [[LGBT]] community. Civil partnership has been legal in Germany since 2001, but this bill awaits the president's signature to enter the lawbooks. Other countries in [[Europe]] where same-sex marriage is legal include [[Portugal]], [[Spain]], [[France]], [[Belgium]], [[Netherlands]], [[Finland]], [[Norway]], [[Sweden]], [[Iceland]], [[Ireland]], and the whole of the [[United Kingdom]] except [[Northern Ireland]]. {{haveyoursay}} == Sources == *{{source |url = http://www.dw.com/en/germanys-bundestag-passes-bill-on-same-sex-marriage/a-39483785 |title = Germany′s Bundestag passes bill on same-sex marriage |author = |pub = Deutsche Welle |date = June 2017 }} *{{source |url = https://www.yahoo.com/news/german-parliament-legalizes-same-sex-marriage-071921167.html |title = German lawmakers approve same-sex marriage in landmark vote |author = Paul Carrel and Andrea Shalal ([[Reuters]]) |pub = Yahoo! News |date = June 2017 }} *{{ Source|url=https://twitter.com/HerthaBSC/status/880762454925561858|title=Hertha Berlin on Twitter|pub=Twitter|date=June 30, 2017|author=Hertha Berlin}} {{Publish}} {{Archive}} [[CAT: Germany]] [[Cat:Angela Merkel]] [[Cat: LGBT]] [[Cat: Crime and law]] [[Cat: Politics and conflicts]] [[Category:Human rights]] [[Category:Same-sex marriage]] [[Category:Martin Schulz]] [[es:Alemania aprueba el matrimonio homosexual en todo el país]][...]



New Jersey legislature seeks to lift budget-induced shutdown in time for U.S. holiday

2017-07-03T14:11:32Z

Pi zero: Changed protection level for "Beachside photos of New Jersey governor draw criticism, photo-mashups during state budget crisis": Archiving the article ([Edit=Allow only administrators] (indefinite) [Move=Allow only... {{United States}} {{date|July 6, 2017}} On Sunday, a long-distance snapshot of [[New Jersey]] governor and former [[Republican Party (United States)|Republican]] [[United States]] presidential candidate {{w|Chris Christie}} and his family on a beach outside the gubernatorial residence in {{w|Island Beach State Park}} went public, raising criticism of the governor, who had ordered Island Beach and the rest of New Jersey's state parks closed the previous Friday amid a budget dispute. The response included comments from fellow Republicans and tourists, a plane over Seaside Park, and a variety of memes showing the Governor's beach chair digitally added to other images. [[File:Governor of New Jersey Chris Christie at New Hampshire Education Summit The Seventy-Four August 19th, 2015 by Michael Vadon 12 (cropped).jpg|thumb|left|Chris Christie in 2015{{image|Michael Vadon}}]] "[Christie's] rise to national prominence was that he had this reputation as a fighter, and that when he was fighting he was on the side of the Everyman and the New Jersey taxpayer against the status quo," Republican political strategist Kevin Madden offered. "I think the danger of the photos is that it undermines that." Christie's lieutenant governor, {{w|Kim Guadagno}}, said, "If I were governor, I sure wouldn't be sitting on the beach if taxpayers didn't have access to state beaches. We need to end the shutdown now. It's hurting small businesses and ordinary New Jerseyans." Guadagno is planning to run for governor. One visitor to [[Atlantic City]], New Jersey — Matt Jenkins — told the press, "I think it's a shame, it's hideous." Regardless of whether they shared Jenkins' opinion, users of {{w|Photoshop}} and similar programs added the Governor in his beach gear to images of television programs such as ''Jersey Shore'' and ''{{w|The Sopranos}}'', movies like ''{{w|Jaws (film)|Jaws}}'', and one scene from the {{w|Oval Office}}. On Monday, a plane towed a banner over Seaside Park reading, "Tell Gov Christie: Get the hell off Island Beach State Park," echoing the Governor's own words in 2011, in which he told visitors "Get the hell off the beach" as {{w|Hurricane Irene}} approached. The plane received applause from beachgoers. The dispute that precipitated the shutdown concerned a law letting the New Jersey state government decide how much money the state-founded health insurer {{w|Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey}} would be allowed to accumulate before being required to contribute to the New Jersey state health fund passed the state Senate but not the House, which is largely made up of [[Democratic Party (United States)|Democrats]]. Governor Christie supported the bill A [[United States Supreme Court]] ruling handed down Monday said the ban was legal so long as it made an exemption for anyone with "credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity" already in the country. The Trump administration is counting parents, in-laws, children and step-versions of these as bona fide relationships and, at the last moment, added fiancés, but discounted grandparents, grandchildren, cousins, nieces and nephews. The attorney general of [[Hawaii]] has challenged the administration's definition of close family as too strict. "The banning of grandmothers — of unaccompanied children — from America's shores is a disgrace," said David Miliband of the International Rescue Committee. Under the current ruling, people with businesses or in ongoing educational programs are also allowed to enter or re-enter the country, and permanent residents of the United States are exempted. Although lower courts declared the travel ban tantamount to religious discrimination targeting Muslim-majority countries, the Supreme Court disregarded both those concerns and President [[Donald Trump]]'s [[Twitter|tweets]] about his plans to bar Muslims from entering the United States. They declared instead the President has "a compelling need to provide for the nation's security" that includes the right to control immigration. The Supreme Court is to give the travel ban more in-depth consideration when it reconvenes this coming October. {{haveyoursay}} ==Related news== *{{wikinews|U.S. judge blocks second Trump travel ban|March 16, 2017}} *{{wikinews|Travel ban 2.0 exempts Iraqis, U.S. permanent residents|March 9, 2017}} *{{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}} == Sources == *{{source |url = http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-40452360 |title = Trump travel ban comes into effect for six countries |author = |pub = BBC |date = June 30, 2017 }} *{{source |url = h[...]



Czech parliament votes in favour of legalising firearms possession

2017-06-30T07:57:41Z

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On Wednesday, the lower house of the [[Czech Republic]]'s parliament voted in favour of expanding legal firearms possession, asserting safety of the state and citizens. 139 of 168 deputies voted to amend the Czech constitution, allowing firearms possession previously banned under [[European Union]] (EU) orders.

Per the amendment, citizens can legally obtain guns, and carry them for the security of the country during militant attacks. Interior Minister {{w|Milan Chovanec}} said, "We do not want to disarm our citizens at a time when the security situation in Europe is getting worse" in Wednesday's parliamentary debate. The EU reformed the gun law in December, prohibiting citizens from possessing short semi-automated arms with more than 20 rounds, and long semi-automated arms with more than ten rounds. The rule was enacted in April; the Czech Republic, [[Poland]], and [[Luxembourg]] opposed it.

The EU's decision to call for stricter law for firearms came after the [[Paris]] attack in November 2015, and explosions at [[Brussels]]' airport and subway system in March 2016. Chovanec said, "Show me a single terrorist attack in Europe perpetrated using a legally-owned weapon." The amendment waits for the approval of the senate and the president. The Czech government is to lodge a complaint against the EU's orders in the {{w|European Court of Justice}} by August 17.

In recent years, unlike the Czech Republic, European countries including the [[United Kingdom]], [[France]] and [[Belgium]] suffered militant attacks. Last year's {{w|Global Peace Index}} listed the Czech Republic sixth in the safest countries.

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Thousands gather in Jantar Mantar and other cities to protest against mob violence

2017-06-28T19:46:00Z

Pi zero: Changed protection level for "Thousands gather in Jantar Mantar and other cities to protest against mob violence": Archiving the article ([Edit=Allow only administrators] (indefinite) [Move=Allow only administrators... {{date|June 30, 2017}}{{Crime and law}} On Wednesday, thousands of citizens gathered in [[New Delhi]]'s {{W|Jantar Mantar, New Delhi|Jantar Mantar}} and other cities across India to protest against mob violence against minority communities of [[Muslims]] and {{W|Dalits}}, which has increased in recent years. Documentary film-maker {{W|Saba Dewan}} asked for "protest against the {{Wikt|lynching|lynchings}}" via a [[Facebook]] post on June 24, after a teenage Muslim boy, Junaid Khan, and his brothers were reportedly racially abused, and Junaid allegedly stabbed and killed by a mob, after a dispute last week in [[Haryana]]. About 2000 people gathered for the protest — ''Not in my Name'' — in the [[India|Indian]] capital, while several others protested in [[Bombay]], {{W|Allahabad, India|Allahabad}}, {{W|Lucknow}}, {{W|Patna}}, {{W|Hyderabad}}, [[Bangalore]], [[Chennai]], [[Kolkata]], {{W|Thiruvananthapuram}}, {{W|Chandigarh}}, [[Kochi]], and [[Jaipur]]. There were protests held in [[London]] as well. The protests came after several instances where people were killed due to mob violence, the victims mostly from the minority communities of Muslims and Dalits. Protesters held placards with messages such as "No Place for Islamophobia", "Break the Silence", and "Shed Hate not Blood". Saba Dewan said, "the protest is against this systematic violence against Muslims and Dalits that is going on in our country at the moment". The protesters presented poems, songs and danced on stage on the Jantar Manter to express their views. {{W|Manish Sisodia}}, New Delhi's deputy chief minister, also took part in the protest. In Bombay, protesters were permitted till 7 PM. "Shouldn't there be protests against the lynchings especially after the murder yesterday in {{W|Delhi NCR}} by a mob of a 16 year old Muslim boy? If not now then when? Why wait for political formations to organize a demonstration ? Why can't all of us as citizens repulsed by the violence get together in protest at the earliest next week at Jantar Mantar under the banner - Not in my Name", Dewan posted on Facebook. Junaid's brother Hasseem said the people "were pointing at a packet which had food and saying we should not be allowed to sit since we were carrying beef" even though he told they were not carrying beef. The mob, reportedly threw Junaid's skull cap, and called them "beef eaters" and "anti-nationalists". About twenty people were involved in the violence. One man, who was held for the violence told {{W|NDTV}} he was "told by his friends to attack the Muslim boys because they ate beef". Police arrested four people on Wednesday accused for the violence, police superintenden[...]



Curaçao wins the Caribbean Cup

2017-06-27T17:54:05Z

Pi zero: +Category:Caribbean; +Category:North America using HotCat {{date|June 28, 2017}}{{football}} On Sunday, [[Curaçao]]'s [[soccer|football]] team won their first {{w|Caribbean Cup}} defeating the defending champions [[Jamaica]] 2–1. {{w|Elson Hooi}} opened the scoring for Curaçao in the tenth minute. The defending champions were trailing the team ranked 70th in the [[FIFA]] ranking. {{w|Rosario Harriott}} scored an equaliser for the Jamaicans after a free-kick in the 82nd minute of the game. But within two minutes, Hooi, who previously played for {{w|Netherlands|Dutch}} football clubs {{w|NAC Breda}} and {{w|FC Volendam}}, netted another goal, restoring Curaçao's lead. The match ended 2–1. In 2013's competition, Curaçao did not manage to win a single game. Before Sunday's final, Curaçao's goalkeeper said, "Being in the final is a wonderful feeling". He added, "But I must say, Jamaica is a dangerous team. They have no [[Europe]]an players in their team and they are still in the final. They have speed, unity and physical players. So, on Sunday, we need to work hard for our victory." He won the 2016–17 {{w|KNVB Cup}} with Dutch {{w|Eredivisie}} (Dutch league) club {{w|SBV Vitesse}}. Curaçao defeated hosts [[Martinique]] 2–1 in the semi-final. In the third-place decider, [[French Guiana]] defeated Martinique 1–0. {{w|Sloan Privat}} scored the only goal of the match in the 74th minute. Curaçao, Martinique, French Guiana, and Jamaica are to play in the {{w|CONCACAF Gold Cup}} which is scheduled to be played next month in the [[United States]]. Curaçao has never featured in a Gold Cup tournament. Curaçao's starting lineup consisted of {{w|Rangelo Janga}}, {{w|Jarchinio Antonia}}, Elson Hooi, {{w|Gevaro Nepomuceno}}, {{w|Dustley Mulder}}, {{w|Leandro Bacuna}}, {{w|Gillian Justiana}}, {{w|Darryl Lachman}}, {{w|Quentin Jakoba}}, and {{w|Cuco Martina}}, with {{w|Eloy Room}} guarding the nets. ---- {{HYS}} {{footballbox |date= June 25, 2017 |team1= [[Jamaica]] |score= 1–2 |team2= [[Curaçao]] |report= 0–1 (HT) |goals1= {{w|Rosario Harriott}} {{goal|82}} |goals2= {{w|Elson Hooi}} {{goal|10}} {{goal|84}} |stadium= {{w|Stade Pierre-Aliker|Stade Municipal Pierre-Aliker}}, {{w|Fort-de-France}}, [[Martinique]] |attendance= |referee= }} == Sister link == *{{w|2017 Caribbean Cup}} == Sources == *{{source |url=http://ffk.cw/news/curacao-wins-final-against-jamaica |title=Curacao wins Final against Jamaica |author= |pub=Curaçao Football Federation |lang= |date=June 26, 2017 }} *{{source |url=http://curacaochronicle.com/main/curacao-wins-the-caribbean-cup-for-the-first-time-in-history/ |title=Curaçao wins the Caribbean Cup for the first time in history |author= |pub=Curaçao Chronicle |lang= |date=June 26, 2017 }} *{{source |url=http://cfufootball.org/index.php/caribbean-cup/9923-curacao-lifts-scotiabank-cfu-mens-caribbean-cup |title=Curacao Lifts Scotiabank CFU Mens Caribbean Cup |author= |pub=Caribbean Football Union |lang= |date=June 26, 2017 }} *{{source |u[...]



Police stops LGBT march in Istanbul for third consecutive year

2017-06-26T07:07:16Z

Pi zero: Changed protection level for "Police stop LGBT march in Istanbul for third consecutive year": Archiving the article ([Edit=Allow only administrators] (indefinite) [Move=Allow only administrators] (indefinite)) {{Date|June 28, 2017}} {{LGBT}} On Sunday, police stopped {{w|Istanbul Pride}}, a yearly [[LGBT]] march in [[Turkey]]'s largest city, [[Istanbul]]. Police officials reportedly used rubber and plastic bullets and sprayed tear gas to prevent the participants from parading, after the Istanbul Governor's office ordered them on Saturday not to conduct the march, asserting security reasons. This marks the third consecutive year activists were banned from holding the rally. [[File:XXI. Istanbul Gay Parade Pride - Peace Tower.jpg|left|thumb|260px|File photo of 2013's Istanbul Pride.{{image|[[Commons:User:Lubunya|Lubunya]]}}]] The statement released by the governor's office read, "no application that suits the methods was made to our governor's office", though the organisers of the march disagreed. Homosexuality has been legal in Turkey for almost a century, but the governor's office reported "serious reactions against the march." Activists found checkpoints and a large number of police near {{w|Istiklal Avenue}}. The pride organisers reported 41 were arrested by the police. Far-right {{w|Alperen Ocakları|Alperen Hearths}} was amongst nationalist groups calling for prohibiting the parade. Last week, on June 19, Kürşat Mican of Alperen said, "We will not allow them to walk. Wherever they march, we'll also go. We will close down that street and they will not be able to go there. If we want, our numbers can reach 200,000". In a statement by the organisers of the rally, on Sunday, they said, "Our security will be provided by recognising us in the constitution, by securing justice, by equality and freedom". Turkish legislators have yet to enact laws shielding the LGBT community from hate speech and ensuring civil rights. In 2010, {{w|Selma Aliye Kavaf}}, then-Minister of Women and Family Affairs said, {{translated quote|tr|Turkish language|Ben eşcinselliğin biyolojik bir bozukluk, bir hastalık olduğuna inanıyorum. Tedavi edilmesi gereken bir şey bence.|I believe homosexuality is a biological disorder and this disease needs treatment.}} After the unsuccessful attempt to conduct the parade, organisers released a statement on Sunday, saying, "We are not scared, we are here, we will not change[...] You are scared, you will change and you will get used to it." Istanbul Pride was first organised in 2003, attracting by varying reports from tens of thousands to possibly a hundred thousand people in 2014. That was the last actual march before it was blocked three times in the last three years. Last year, the organisers were not granted permission for Istanbul Pride after Istanbul faced militant attacks. The 2015 march was stopped as it was abou[...]