Just after he signed a five-year deal at Camp Nou, Umtiti has now turned his head to Russia and the performance of the France international team there.Samuel Umtiti is now relaxed as he has already done everything he can for the near future – he is a part of the France team, he just signed a five-year contract extension with Barcelona, despite being linked with a move to Manchester United earlier this season, and is now in a relaxed mood.Winning the La Liga and Copa del Rey with the Catalan side, Umtiti will certainly play a key part in France’s participation in the tournament in Russia.Barca’s Umtiti out for weeks with broken bone George Patchias – September 13, 2019 Barcelona’s Samuel Umtiti has been ruled out for up to six weeks with a broken bone in his foot.Last week, Samuel Umtiti withdrew from…“Since my extension, I feel light, I can concentrate only on the field. I had already gone through that [transfers] in the European Championships. It was better to do so [in this way],” Umtiti said, according to Goal.“In this team, there are quite a few young players but some with experience. We must not force leadership. What makes the strength of this group is unity,” Umtiti added, addressing the international team.“We must play seriously but without pressure. We’re looking for landmarks, automatism. This is the purpose of the preparation.”
-Terming the Rohingya crisis a national one, opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) on Monday said it wants a national unity to face the problem instead of doing politic over the issue.”We don’t want to do politics over the Rohingya issue. We think it’s a national crisis and we’ll have to tackle the situation uniting the entire nation,” said BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir.He came up with the comments while speaking at a discussion programme arranged by BNP at the Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh, marking its chairperson Khaleda Zia’s 10th ‘jail release’ day.The BNP leader said though the government had been playing a silent role over the Rohingya issue, it has now become vocal on the matter as the world community started reacting to it and putting pressure on Myanmar.Making their party’s position clear on the issue, Fakhrul said BNP wants Rohingyas to be given shelter for a temporary period, not permanently, on humanitarian grounds. “Give them food and shelter, and force the Myanmar government to take back its citizens.”He alleged that sending its citizens to Bangladesh by repressing them is an act of aggression by Myanmar against the country’s independence and sovereignty. “The government should take all necessary diplomatic efforts to force Myanmar to take back Rohingyas ensuring their dignity and citizenship.”The BNP leader said the government and its aides have again started a false campaign against BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia and senior vice-chairman Tarique Rahman as people are now taking preparation for the next general election. “There’ll be no use of carrying out propaganda against our leader (Khaleda) since people have given her a place in their hearts.”He alleged that the way Myanmar government is eliminating the Rohingyas, the same way the government is annihilating democratic forces in Bangladesh.Fakhrul alleged that the government is eliminating those who are taking position in favour of democracy and people in a planned way.
US president Donald Trump and North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un arrive to sign a document to acknowledge the progress of the talks and pledge to keep momentum going, after their summit at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore on 12 June. Photo: ReutersUS president Donald Trump said Tuesday there is no hurry to denuclearize North Korea under his accord with Kim Jong Un-a shift in tone from when the US leader said the process would start very soon.“Discussions are ongoing and they’re going very, very well,” Trump told reporters.“We have no time limit. We have no speed limit.”Trump said he discussed North Korea with Russian president Vladimir Putin on Monday at their summit in Helsinki.“President Putin is going to be involved in the sense that he is with us,” Trump said.The Republican president met with Kim on 12 June for an unprecedented summit in Singapore during which the North Korean leader pledged to work toward denuclearization of the peninsula.But the accord did not spell out a timetable for the process or say how it would be carried out. Diplomats are now expected to hammer out the details.More than a month later, no concrete progress has been reported and North Korea has complained the Americans are making unilateral demands.Before the Singapore summit, the Trump administration said denuclearization should start “without delay,” and after the meeting, it spoke of the process beginning “very quickly.”A day after the meeting, US secretary of state Mike Pompeo said the bulk of North Korea’s denuclearization should be completed by the end of Trump’s term in 2020.The White House has hailed the summit between Kim and Trump in Singapore as a major breakthrough toward disarming the isolated, nuclear-armed North in exchange for easing of sanctions and other help with economic development.Pompeo met with Kim’s key aide this month during his latest trip to Pyongyang but as soon as he left, the North’s foreign ministry berated him over his “unilateral and gangster-like” demands.Trump last week signaled optimism however, unveiling a letter from Kim in which the young leader hailed the “start of a meaningful journey” and tweeting “Great progress being made!”
Police have detained a madrasa teacher in Fatulla of Narayanganj city for allegedly trying to sexually assault a student, reports UNB.The detainee is Nizam Uddin, 25, a teacher of Ramarbagh Hafizia Madrasa.The victim’s mother said Nizam tried to commit sexual assault on the boy, 12, on Saturday and Sunday when he was asleep at night.He disclosed the matter to his mother when she went to visit him on Monday.Following a complaint, police detained the madrasa teacher around 10:00pm, said sub-inspector Fazlul Haque of Fatulla model police station.However, Nizam denied the allegation, saying the student fabricated the story as he asked him to study attentively.
Share Twitter via @Abc13HoustonDee Ann HaneyA Galveston County Grand Jury has indicted Texas City Commissioner Dee Ann Haney on two counts of manslaughter. Haney was involved in a crash last year that killed two men, 58-year-old Duoc Van Le and his son, 32-year old Hong Phuc Le. The Galveston County District Attorney’s Office said in a statement the charges against Haney can result in probation or up to twenty years in prison. Haney is accused of having driven after consuming muscle relaxers and a sedative and failing to maintain her lane. The District Attorney’s office says Haney is currently free on bond.Meanwhile, Haney is facing re-election in the May 5, 2018 uniform election. She faces two opponents.
Tuition for Maryland’s colleges would be held to three percent during the coming four years if Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown is elected governor, the leading Black candidate in the June primary election pledged March 12.Under what the Brown campaign is calling the Keeping College Affordable Plan, the tuition increase cap launched under Gov. Martin O’Malley and Brown in 2007 would be continued in a Brown administration. The 3.3 percent cap on annual tuition increases at the state’s public colleges and universities makes Maryland’s tuition growth rate the second lowest in the nation.“As part of our campaign to build a better Maryland for more Marylanders, we make our children a promise: that if they work hard and do well in school, there’s nothing they can’t achieve,” Brown, who is campaigning to be the Democratic Party’s gubernatorial nominee, said in a statement. “We’ve made great progress over the last seven years toward the goal of ensuring every Maryland student has access to an affordable, high-quality college education, but we can do better.”The tuition cap pledge is the 11th policy proposal issued by Brown and running mate Ken Ulman, Howard County executive. Brown said, “that’s why Ken Ulman and I will cap college tuition growth at no more than 3% annually over the next four years — so we can extend ladders of opportunity to every Marylander, regardless of background or means.” Ulman said during the news conference, “Anthony Brown has led the way as Maryland has maintained the lowest tuition growth rate in the nation, including a four-year freeze in tuition cost hikes.”The June 24 primary pits Brown and Ulman against five other sets of candidates for the party’s nominaton: Attorney General Doug Gansler and Del. Jolene Ivey, Ralph and Feda Jaffe, Del. Heather Mizeur and Delmon Coates, Charles U. Smith and Clarence Tucker and Cindy A. Walsh and Mary Elizbeth Wingate-Pennacchia.
Kolkata: Presidency University Vice-Chancellor Anuradha Lohia on Monday sought another four to five months from the students to hand over the Hindu Hostel after renovation. Meanwhile, the students have decided to continue their agitation in demand of the hostel and claimed that they will turn the university into a hostel and will stay there until they are handed over the renovated hostel.Lohia, who faced protest from the agitating students while entering the varsity, said that the Public Works Department (PWD) of the state government has not been able to complete the renovation work in time. The V-C had promised to open the Hindu Hostel for students by July 15. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal life”I apologise for the delay in handing over the hostel to the students. The day PWD completes the work for renovation, the hostel will be handed over to the students,” Lohia said. She also reiterated that the university authorities will not compromise with the safety of the students while renovation of the hostel. The agitating students said that they will bring all their belongings from their hostel at Tarulia in New Town and will turn the university into their hostel. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killed”We will be studying here and will stay here overnight,” an agitating student said. Clothes belonging to the students were found hanging in front of the room of the V-C on Monday. It may be mentioned that Hindu Hostel has been closed for renovation since July 2015 and the students were offered hostel facilities at NewTown.The V-C on Thursday brought out a notification, declaring the delay in handing over the hostel. She also stated that a committee has been formed with as many as six student representatives in it, for supervising the renovation work for the hostel.The students had started their agitation from Friday at the administrative building of the university.
Kolkata: The Election Commission is gearing up for voting in the booth at Srikhola Primary School under Bijanbari block in Darjeeling which is located at an altitude of 2,700 feet from the sea level. This booth in the district is located at the highest altitude in Bengal. Darjeeling will have polls on April 18, during the second phase of elections.”The booth is located very close to the Indo-Nepal border and is highly sensitive and accessibility is a major challenge. It is five hours’ drive from Darjeeling town and then a steep climb of nearly 7 km on horses. The election officials and the security personnel including the Central Forces will be reaching the booth at least 24 hours in advance,” an EC official said. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataBijanbari is a small town located in a valley. There is a winding scenic road that goes down all the way from Ghoom to this sleepy town over a stretch of 22 kilometres. Lovely mountain streams, waterfalls, tea gardens and the green forest is a feast to the eyes. However, the booth located at the extreme end of this block has around 915 voters who hail from four villages. The residents in the area have been demanding proper connectivity to this place for a very long time. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateThere have been attempts by the state Public Works Department (PWD) to construct a narrow motorable road through the hills to reach the booth. Some part of the road was also built by the PWD engineers but a major landslide that took place a few months back had damaged it. It may be mentioned that the total number of booths in Darjeeling parliamentary constituency is 1,899 among which 874 booths are in the hills and the rest 1,025 booths are in the plains. Out of the 874 booths in the hills, 261 booths are in Kurseong Assembly constituency (AC), 321 in Darjeeling AC and 292 booths in Kalimpong AC. Darjeeling parliamentary constituency has 80 percent of its booths highly sensitive and the Commission is making special security arrangements for all of them.
14Aug Rep. Bellino named Ducks Unlimited ‘Legislator of the Year’ Categories: Bellino News State Rep. Joe Bellino, center, and Rep. Gary Howell, second from left, accept the Legislator of the Year award Saturday from Michigan Ducks Unlimited administrators.State Rep. Joe Bellino of Monroe was recently recognized by Ducks Unlimited as the group’s Legislator of the Year.Bellino, a member of the House Natural Resources Committee, was honored alongside committee chairman Rep. Gary Howell last week for their work to establish a voluntary wetland restoration program in Michigan.“Right now, community organizations such as Ducks Unlimited that are dedicated to restoring wetlands in Michigan are treated no differently than people with plans to develop property and disrupt wetlands,” Bellino said. “Our plan would remove the obstacles and establish a policy that encourages – rather than prohibits – good stewardship of Michigan’s natural resources.”The plan laid out in House Bills 5854 and 5855 establishes a voluntary wetland restoration permit process that allows the Michigan Department of Natural Resources to better consider the effects of a proposed project as it relates to the health of the entire ecosystem.“It has been a pleasure to work with Ducks Unlimited to develop a smart solution that will help restore more wetlands and benefit all of our fish and wildlife population,” Bellino said. “I’m honored to receive this award.”###
Netflix’s Marco PoloNetflix’s big-budget action adventure series Marco Polo has been handed a second run less than a month after season one debuted.The show, which follows famous explorer Marco Polo’s early days in the court of Yuan dynasty Emperor Kublai Khan in the 13th century, launched on December 12 as the streaming service’s latest original.Meanwhile, Netflix has set premiere dates for four new originals.Tina Fey’s Universal Television comedy Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, which Netflix picked up after NBC dumped it, will launch on March 6; while family drama Bloodline, which is from Sony Pictures Television, premieres on March 20.Marvel’s Daredevil, from Marvel Television, then follows on April 10, with Skydance Productions’ irreverent comedy Grace and Frankie rounding off the launches on May 8.On the kids content front Netflix launches episodes of The Adventures of Puss in Boots on January 16 in selected territories, as TBI reported this week, followed by a global debut for Ever After High: Spring Unsprung on February 6 and the second season of Mako Mermaids to launch on North America, Latin America, UK and Ireland, the Nordics and Benelux on February 13.
Russian pay TV service provider Tricolor TV has teamed up with Russian channel distributor Media Alliance to begin broadcasting Eurosport 4K.The channel, which is Tricolor’s first 24-hour general sports channel in the 4K UHD TV format, began broadcasting on the platform on Friday. The channel will also be the first 4K channel made available by Tricolor TV in Siberia.The channel will air a number of top-tier sports events in UHD including biathlon and other winter sports, the World Athletics Championships and the 24-hour Le Mans motor race.Tricolor TV had previously laid its claim to the be the first Russian pay TV operator to launch a package of 4K UHD TV channels in 2015, giving subscribers access to a mix of sports, entertainment, factual programming, movies and TV shows.Grigory Lavrov, general director of Media Alliance, which distributes Eurosport in Russia, said that the launch of the first round-the-clock sports channel in the country in the 4K format confirmed the company’s leadership in innovation.Tricolor TV content director Mikhail Goryachev said that the operator hoped that the addition of Eurosport 4K to its existing line-up of six UHD TV channels will attract additional subscribers to the platform, he said that Tricolor TV would place the channel in its One basic package until August 3 to give subscribers a chance to review it.