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first_imgMexico devastated by another major earthquake, 2nd in two weeks Travelweek Group With files from The Associated Press Wednesday, September 20, 2017 Posted by MEXICO CITY — Buildings collapsed in plumes of dust as a magnitude 7.1 earthquake shook central Mexico, resulting in at least 200 fatalities and severely damaging infrastructure in densely populated parts of Mexico City and nearby states.Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera said buildings fell at 44 places in the capital alone.The quake is the deadliest in Mexico since a 1985 quake on the same date killed thousands. It came less than two weeks after another powerful quake left 90 dead in the country’s south.The quake caused buildings to sway in Mexico City and sent people throughout the city fleeing from homes and offices, and many people remained in the streets for hours, fearful of returning to the structures.Alarms blared and traffic stopped around the Angel of Independence monument on the iconic Reforma Avenue. Electricity and cellphone service was interrupted in many areas and traffic was snarled as signal lights went dark.More news:  Sunwing to further boost Mazatlán service with new flights from OttawaThe U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude 7.1 hit at 1:14 p.m. (2:15 p.m. EDT) and was centred near the Puebla state town of Raboso, about 123 kilometres southeast of Mexico City.Earlier in the day workplaces across the city held readiness drills on the anniversary of the 1985 quake, a magnitude 8.0 shake, which killed thousands of people and devastated large parts of Mexico City.Mexico City’s international airport briefly suspended operations and was checking facilities for any damage. The airport has now reopened but there are many flight cancellations.Much of Mexico City is built on former lakebed, and the soil can amplify the effects of earthquakes centred hundreds of miles away.The new quake appeared to be unrelated to the magnitude 8.1 temblor that hit Sept. 7 off Mexico’s southern coast and also was felt strongly in the capital.U.S. Geological Survey seismologist Paul Earle noted that the epicentres of the two quakes were 650 kilometres apart and most aftershocks are within 100 kilometres.More news:  Le Boat has EBBs along with its new 2020 brochureInitial calculations show that more than 30 million people would have felt moderate shaking from Tuesday’s quake. The US Geological Survey predicts “significant casualty and damage are likely and the disaster is potentially widespread.” Share Tags: Mexico, Travel Alert << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

Who makes the best vanilla yoghurt in Australia

first_imgMCEC chefs The Royal Melbourne Fine Food Awards (RMFFA) awarded the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre’s (MCEC) house made vanilla yoghurt the champion trophy at the Royal Melbourne Show presentation lunch on Tuesday 25 September.MCEC’s vanilla creation was the overall winner coming up against the cream of the crop including Bulla Dairy Foods and King Island Dairy and beating almost 30 yoghurt entries across Australia.MCEC’s Executive Chef Tony Panetta said: “I’m incredibly proud of our skilled kitchen team and their ability to create produce that has stood out amongst really tough competition at the Royal Melbourne Show. “These awards acknowledge some of the best producers around the country and we’re thrilled to be included in this list.” This year the team were awarded seven medals, including four gold, for their ice cream, sorbet, labna and yoghurt that were created using ingredients from local Victorian suppliers.MCEC’s Chief Executive Peter King said: “It’s unique for a business events venue to take out awards like these and our kitchen team should be congratulated on such a huge achievement, not only for our medals wins but also bringing home the champion yoghurt trophy.“Visitors from around the world, many who have not travelled to Melbourne before, get to experience a true taste of Victoria at MCEC and these awards help put Victorian produce on a global stage.”Conducted annually by The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria, the 2012 Royal Melbourne Fine Food Awards received almost 1000 entries from 225 exhibitors across Australia, ranging from larger commercial brands to smaller farmers and producers.MCEC’s vanilla yoghurt is now eligible for the 2013 Australian Grand Dairy Awards and winners will be announced in November. Sous chef Dale Vocale with MCEC yoghurt MCEC chefs and Chief Executive Peter King with champion yoghurt trophy Source = MCEClast_img read more

Peter Kacheris managing director of Bonnet Creek

first_imgPeter Kacheris, managing director of Bonnet Creek, home to the Waldorf Astoria® Orlando and Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek, announced the addition of the Waldorf Astoria Golf Club to the destination’s extensive list of amenities. Created by acclaimed golf course architect Rees Jones, the 18-hole, 7,113-yard championship course is the centerpiece of the first golf club for the Waldorf Astoria brand. The Waldorf Astoria Golf Club will also feature a clubhouse and be open for play October 1, 2009, the same day as all of Bonnet Creek, conveniently surrounded on three sides by Walt Disney World® Resort.“As the first Waldorf Astoria to be built outside of New York City, our desire is to pay tribute to the landmark hotel’s legendary past and create new traditions. Due to our distinctive preserve setting, there is a sense of being alone with nature, playing the ‘game of kings’ in a fairy tale forest,” says Kacheris.One of the few golf courses in the Orlando area to be free of real estate dotting its greens, the Waldorf Astoria Golf Club is open to all players – those staying at the Waldorf Astoria Orlando or Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek and those who want to experience a piece of history. Although designed with a five-tee system for all playing abilities, the course is challenging. Winding through a large wetland preserve, it has a par 72, slope 130 and 72.5 rating from its professional tees.Holes are visually arresting from tee to green and require intelligent management of the game. Bunkers are carved to be reminiscent of the hazards designed on courses a century ago. Majestic stands of pine and cypress trees line the fairways. The style was dictated by the land’s existing contours, which Jones then enhanced, always mindful of the natural elements and environmental sensitivity.“Opening the first Waldorf Astoria Golf Club in conjunction with legendary designer Rees Jones is a tremendous monumental addition to Bonnet Creek and the golfing public,” states Ted Ratcliff, senior vice president, North Eastern Americas for Hilton Hotels Corporation. “We are thrilled to be part of Orlando’s prominent golf community and look forward to introducing the Waldorf Astoria experience to visitors of our hotels and the destination.”www.WaldorfAstoriaGolfClub.comlast_img read more

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first_imgSpring is in the air and with it a host of delectable new culinary innovations from the five-star hotels of the Dorchester Collection. Slip into something fabulous, pull up a chair or a bar stool, and celebrate the season with imaginative offerings across the Continent and along the Left Coast. From a new yet historic grill menu to cocktails you can eat with a spoon, dining and drinking does not get more delightful.Chocolate Jelly Shots at The Beverly Hills Hotel, Los Angeles: Cocktails by the spoonful? Bar NINETEEN12 is the place. Bar Manager Philip Spee recently unveiled Connect the Dots, a playful riff on the bar&rsquos popular Jelly Shots that celebrate the seven addresses of the Dorchester Collection. As pretty to peruse as they are tasty to indulge, each slightly shaky orb packs a wallop of chocolate liqueur paired with select flavors that capture the essence of each hotel. There&rsquos Watermelon Pucker for the Beverly Hills Hotel (a.k.a., the &ldquoPink Palace&rdquo); Crème de Menthe for Le Meurice in Paris; Godiva White Chocolate for The Dorchester; and four more. through June 2009.Theme Menus and Spring Aperitivo at Hotel Principe di Savoia, Milan: Continuing the successful Collezione Acanto, Chef Fabrizio Cadei has been busy fashioning new theme menus for guests of Milan&rsquos chicest address. Tuck into Acanto during May for food created from local ingredients (such as homemade buckwheat focaccina and oven-baked olives); in June for the elements (earth, water, fire and air, such as soufflé di pasticciere with cherry compote); and in July for lobster and then some (such as lobster-filled tortelli with peas and cherry tomatoes). Fancy a cocktail before to get you in a dining mood? Stop by the Winter Garden Bar for a Spring Aperitivo, including Bar Manager Enzo Mirto&rsquos selection of seductive martinis created tableside &ndash the only spot in Milan with such luscious service. The Winter Garden is currently in the midst of a redesign by Thierry Despont. Monthly themed menus from 75 Euros and tableside martinis from 20 Euros.Authentic Parisian Déjeuner at Le Meurice, Paris: There are many places to experience the soul of Paris, but only one way to dine upon it: the new &lsquoTerroir Parisien®’ menu of Chef Yannick Alléno at Restaurant le Meurice. The Michelin Three-Star chef recently unveiled a new gastronomy that proves to be as entwined in the history of France as the 200 year old hotel itself. Traditional Parisian cuisine has been re-envisioned for the modern age and created from exceptional products from in and around the city, including honey from beehives set atop the Paris Opera. Old, forgotten or obsolete recipes have been reawakened by adapting them to today’s tastes with all the talent and savoir-faire of his team, such as Normandy sole, first served in the early 1830s at a restaurant on Rue Montorgueil, lobster à l’américaine, invented by Pierre Fraise (alias Peters), or Anna potatoes and puffed potatoes with Bearnaise sauce, created in Saint-Germain-en-Laye. His fricassée of Le Gâtinais chicken with artichoke and potatoes is his tribute, with a modern twist, to the dish served at Au Cabaret du Père Lathuile in 1790. With his Terroir Parisian menu Chef Yannick Alléno elevates, one more time, cuisine to the rank of fine arts. The Terroir Parisian menu is served from Monday to Friday, 12:30pm to 2:00pm, at the Le Meurice restaurant.Sustainability is showcased at Hotel Plaza Athénée, Paris: His talents in the kitchen are beyond compare, but how is Alain Ducasse at the market? Guests of Hotel Plaza Athénée recently enjoyed the opportunity to find out at the first-ever Alain Ducasse Market in the courtyard of Hotel Plaza Athénée. The renowned chef, whose eponymous restaurant opened at the hotel in 2000, tapped 15 of his personal suppliers across France to offer the finest butter, cheeses, asparagus, mushrooms, wild strawberries, live langoustines, fish, and poultry directly to the guests of the renowned hotel. The first-of-its-kind tasting experience was born out of the chef’s observation that “Cooking is 60% product, 35% technique and 5% talent.” Next on the agenda? Creating a vegetable garden in the courtyard for the coming months, complimented by a new menu utilizing these locally grown ingredients with plates consisting of 80% vegetables. The new garden debuts on May 13, 2009.Modern British at The Grill at The Dorchester, London: It didn’t take long for Brian Hughson to shake things up at The Grill. The new Head Chef brings 20 years of experience, not least cooking for royalty, and updates the traditional British dining room for the 21st century with a modern British menu alongside timeless classics. The new menu adds a contemporary twist to traditional dishes using quality, regional products sourced where possible from the British Isles such as beef, lamb, salmon and garden vegetables. Together with Head Sommelier Jason McAuliffe, the British duo and their team bring a buzzing atmosphere to one of London’s longest standing traditional dining rooms. Yum.www.dorchestercollection.comlast_img read more

by Verena Dobnik The Associated Press Posted

first_img by Verena Dobnik, The Associated Press Posted Sep 30, 2018 12:10 pm PDT Last Updated Sep 30, 2018 at 12:40 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Thousands in Central Park panic after barrier collapse NEW YORK, N.Y. – The collapse of a police barrier at a politically charged New York celebrity music show in Central Park sent thousands of spectators fleeing in panic, fearing the noise might have been gunshots.About 60,000 people had filled the park’s Great Lawn for Saturday’s eight-hour Global Citizen Festival. They listened to big-name personalities from Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Republican Sen. Jeff Flake to Janet Jackson and John Legend who all urged spectators to get involved in the nation’s troubled politics.Suddenly, just before 8 p.m., the police barrier that was meant to keep the crowd in check toppled over, releasing a clanging sound that terrified many spectators.Authorities quickly assured the crowd they were safe, and that no shots had been fired. And Coldplay leader Chris Martin told spectators that “nobody is trying to hurt anyone,” eliciting cheers from the audience. “There’s no need to run fast. There’s no need to push people out of the way.”The intense reaction underlined the burning social justice issues that dominated the event, which had started on a warm, sunny afternoon, with long lines forming for access. Also scheduled were Cardi B, The Weeknd and other pop stars.Some speakers asked the audience to call their Congress members to react to this week’s Senate hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.“We want equal justice and a full investigation for the Supreme Court nominee, not investigations of limited time, not investigations of limited scope,” Cuomo said. “And it means before you put a person on the Supreme Court to administer justice, we want to make sure justice is done.”In a video clip, former first lady Michelle Obama urged people to register to vote in the Nov. 6 midterm elections.Speaking outside the show, Sen. Christopher Coons, a Delaware Democrat, called Flake “the real hero” after Friday’s testimony that led the Arizona Republican to demand an FBI investigation into alleged sexual abuse accusations against Kavanaugh.During a break in the Senate session on Friday, Coons said Saturday in New York, Flake’s “first comment to me when we went sort of backstage in the anteroom was, this is tearing this country apart, and I deeply respect Jeff for standing up to a ton of pressure to demand a one-week pause and an expanded FBI background check.”Legend introduced his new song, “Preach,” whose message he said is that people can’t just preach but must act.“In the song, we talk about how frustrating it can be to look at your phone, read the news, see what’s happening,” he told the audience. “It’s not enough for us to talk about it or tweet about it, we’ve got to do something.”last_img read more

Turkey warns Cyprus over energy moves Updated

first_imgTurkey on Monday called on Cyprus to refrain from taking “unilateral measures” in the eastern Mediterranean, as final preparations were underway for the start of drilling in offshore Block 11 south of the island.Speaking at an energy conference in Istanbul, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirm said: “The Greek Cypriot leadership must seek a constructive approach rather than setting an obstacle for peace. We advise that they refrain from unilateral measures in the east Mediterranean.“We want to remind once again that the hydrocarbon resources around Cyprus belongs to both sides.”Chiming in, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said an important opportunity was wasted at last week’s failed talks to reunify the island, and warned it was unacceptable that some energy companies were taking part in what he called irresponsible measures by Greek Cypriots.“It is impossible to appreciate that some energy companies are acting with, and becoming part of some irresponsible measures taken by Greek Cypriots. I want to remind them that they could lose a friend like Turkey,” Erdogan told the same conference.Erdogan did not name the companies.When asked by Reuters whether drilling by the company could alienate Turkey, Arnaud Breuillac, president of exploration and production at Total said the company had “no concerns.”French energy giants Total, who won the contract to conduct exploratory drilling in Block 11 of Cyprus’ Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), were meanwhile proceeding as planned with their schedule.According to the Marine Traffic website, the West Capella ultra-deepwater drillship is en route to the port of Limassol, with an estimated time of arrival of 3am on July 12 (Wednesday).But sources familiar with the matter confirmed to the Cyprus Mail that the West Capella would be heading straight for the drilling location without stopping over at the harbour.At around 5pm on Monday, the drillship was clearing the easternmost tip of Crete on a heading to Cyprus.The well in Block 11, dubbed Onesiphoros West-1, is located at some 180km off the island’s southern shores, and at a distance of just 8km from the boundary separating the Cypriot and Egyptian EEZs.The drilling site is also approximately 40km from the Zohr super-giant gas field in Egyptian economic waters, where a 30-trillion-cubic-feet reservoir was discovered in 2015.In Block 11, the entire operation is expected to be completed by early September. According to Phileleftheros, should the drillship discover gas, drilling would last around 70 days, including the time needed to perform the first tests.The Mail is told that all support operations are in place in anticipation of the drillship’s arrival. This includes the heliport at the port of Limassol, from where personnel will be flown daily aboard the drillship, as well as the three support vessels- the Stephen Wallace Dick Tide, the Aldemir Souza Tide and the Troms Hera, a fire-fighting ship.In late June, Cyprus issued a maritime advisory for the drilling operations with effective dates from July 10 to October 15.Turkey’s seismic survey vessel, the Barbaros Hayreddin Pasa, was meanwhile still moored at Tasucu Seka harbour, in the Silifke district of Mersin Province.The Barbaros had been dispatched to Cyprus, but returned to Turkey in late June just ahead of a conference in Switzerland aimed at hammering out a political deal on the Cyprus issue.The talks collapsed last Friday.Turkey, which does not recognize the Republic of Cyprus, questions the Greek Cypriots’ jurisdiction to conduct hydrocarbons-related activities. You May LikeSUVs | Search AdsThese SUVs Will Take Your Breath Away. Research 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsSUVs | Search AdsUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCypriot tycoon launches ‘Bank of Cannabis’UndoThree arrested in connection with hotel theftsUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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Conn. and reached a peak after a deadly college campus shooting in Oregon as Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton called for a “national movement” to take on the National Rifle Association On Monday Clinton put forward a plan to extend background checks on gun sales and hold gun manufacturers accountable for negligence Although it’s unlikely to get past the Republican-controlled Congress the plan represents a new template on the issue for Democratic presidential candidates "We took them on in the ’90s We’re gonna take them on again And I will need your help to do that" Clinton said at Broward College in Florida on Friday Read More: Hillary Clinton Pushes for Expanded Gun Control Measures After Oregon Shooting One Clinton rival former Maryland Gov Martin O’Malley has proposed even more restrictive gun control laws and boasted of passing some of the toughest laws in the country after the Newtown shooting He brags about being featured on the cover of the NRAs magazine with the bolded headline "Martin OMalley: Menace to the Second" Even Sen Bernie Sanders who is known for a moderate record on gun control in hunting-friendly Vermont delivered fiery remarks in Boston on Saturday calling for extended federal background checks and ending "the sale and distribution of semi-automatic weapons whose only goal is to kill people" "If we do all of these things we can lessen the likelihood of these horrendous disasters" Sanders said Saturday For critics of gun control Democrats’ call for greater restrictions in the wake of the Newtown and Oregon shootings politicize the tragedies They argue guns help protect Americans faced with violence an argument that polls show many Americans agree with Democratic candidates are unfazed by this opposition Its a departure from the stance Democrats have taken for years when they tended to tread carefully on the issue of gun control afraid of arousing the ire of rural white voters and losing swing states like Ohio or Colorado Presidential candidates from Al Gore to Hillary Clinton in 2008 sounded moderate tones on gun control and were often eager to flaunt their pro-Second Amendment bona fides But a series of mass shootings in recent years has shifted public opinion on the issue emboldening gun control activists who have scored victories at the state level even while federal momentum has stalled Politics Newsletter Sign up to receive the day’s top political stories View Sample Sign Up Now "In 2008 presidential candidates were not talking about gun violence As we look ahead to 2016 they are talking about it" said John Feinblatt president of Everytown for Gun Safety a gun safety advocacy group that grew out of the Newtown shootings "This is a sea change in American politics and a sea change in politicians calculus about whether it depresses turnout" Democrats recent caution over gun control dates back to major election losses at the state and federal level in the Bush era When Al Gore lost the 2000 election and Democrats failed to retake the House of Representatives Democrats blamed the defeat on his pro-gun control stances which stemmed from the 1999 shooting at Columbine High School in Colorado President Bill Clinton a staunch gun control advocate himself offered a dispiriting post-election autopsy for supporters of more restrictions The NRA and gun lobbyists he said in 2001 "probably had more to do than anyone else in the fact we didn’t win the House this time and they hurt Al Gore" Four years later John Kerry went on a hunting photo-op and firmly insisted that he was pro-gun and pro-Second Amendment "Let me be clear I support the Second Amendment I am a gun owner I am a hunter" Kerry said during that election During the 2008 election then-Sen Obama backed off his 1990s-era support for a ban on the sale and possession of handguns Hillary Clinton’s shifting rhetoric on gun control offers a good measure of the changes in the Democratic position As a candidate for Senate in 2000 she advocated for a federal gun registry But eight years later during a bruising primary election with Obama she took a more moderate tone on gun control She said she "wholeheartedly" supported the Second Amendment and wanted to see a "meeting of the minds" between gun owners and safety advocates "We really should have a summit where everybody comes together on all sides of this issue and lets figure out how we can be consistent with the Second Amendment which I wholeheartedly support and do more to keep people safe" she said in Feburary 2008 Clinton backed off her earlier support for a federal registry of gun ownership She won big states with strong pro-gun stances and large rural white populations like Ohio West Virginia Nevada Kentucky and others The Newtown shooting marked a turning point on the issue however In the wake of the massacre a Gallup poll showed a jump in support for stricter laws on the sale of firearms with nearly two-thirds of adults backing expanded background checks which ultimately failed to pass Congress President Obama pressed Congress hard to pass stricter gun control measures which ultimately failed in the Senate despite gaining a 54-vote majority Meantime a number of well-funded gun control advocacy groups arose after of the shooting including Everytown in 2014 an alliance between Moms Demand Action Action for Gun Sense and Mayors Against Illegal Guns which dates back to 2006 Successful gun safety ballot initiatives in a number of states were faced with hard-fought challenges from the NRA but gun lobbies were ultimately unsuccessful in stopping them Voters in Washington last year overwhelmingly supported mandatory background checks on private gun sales and a law passed in Oregon this year requiring universal background checks A number of other states including Delaware Colorado Illinois and Maryland have expanded some form of gun restrictions since 2012 Now as Democrats are engaged in the first competitive primary since Newtown gun control has become a presidential campaign issue as well "The Democrat who thought he or she could in essence placate the gun lobby found out it really wasnt the case" said Daniel Webster director of Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research As to Clinton "youre clearly seeing someone who is not as cautious as she was in 2008" With mass shootings continuing to happen the rhetoric around the debate has only intensified on the Democratic side On Monday Clinton choked up while bringing on stage the mother of a 6-year-old boy killed at Newtown "So many of the parents of these precious children who were murdered have taken the unimaginable grief they have been bearing and have tried to be the voices that we need to hear" Clinton said Contact us at editors@timecomThe Atlantic Ocean just got a lot wider On Tuesday the EU’s highest court threw out a key US-European agreement called Safe Harbor that for years has allowed companies to transfer their customers’ data back and forth across the Atlanticthe route taken by half the Internet traffic on the planetwithout having to ask their permission in advance The European Court of Justice in Luxembourg ruled that the agreement violated privacy rights of regular citizens since they have no control over how their data is ultimately used That decisiondeclaring the agreement null and voidwas recently described to Fortune by a business group as the “Doomsday scenario” which would throw companies’ global operations into chaos Safe Harbor which the US and EU officials in 2000 when online commerce was taking off was a way of allowing companies to conduct business on the borderless Internet “It is fair to say this is a bombshell” Wim Nauwelaerts a Brussels partner for the US law firm Hunton & Williams who represents American companies in the EU said by phone on Tuesday “There are thousands of companies who genuinely rely on the Safe Harbor network to transfer data in order for them to do business” But despite those complications the EU judgement is clear: The Safe Harbor agreement is none too safe Under EU laws companies are allowed to transfer their customers’ data only if “the third country in question ensures an adequate level of protection” the ruling says And for that level of protection the EU judges concluded don’t look to the US Tuesday’s ruling is a measure of how deep the impact is in Europe of Edward Snowden’s NSA leaks more than two years after they exploded The court decision says the US has failed to show that they collect people’s data in a way that is “strictly necessary and proportionate to the protection of national security” It also said that both Americans or Europeans have “no administrative or judicial means of redress” if their data is used for reasons they did not intend In fact it was the NSA’s PRISM program that doomed Safe Harbor and which will now frame future negotiations between the US and Europe about how companies transfer data In 2013 Snowden revealed that the agency was scooping up mammoth quantities of people’s details by tapping into the data bases of giant US tech and telcoms companies Since all those megacompanies were signatories to the Safe Harbor agreement the Safe Harbor rules proved a legal framework for PRISM according to Tuesday’s EU court ruling “Companies such as Google Facebook Microsoft Apple Yahoo had hundreds of millions of clients in Europe and transferred personal data to the United States for processing” it says The ruling jolted US officials yet they should hardly have been taken by surprise In late September the EU’s Advocate General Yves Bot published an opinion slamming the lack of data-privacy protections under Safe Harbor and saying that the US intelligence agencies carried out “mass indiscriminate surveillance” In response the US Mission to the EU in Brussels said in a statement that “the United States does not and has not engaged in indiscriminate surveillance of anyone including ordinary European citizens” The EU court did not buy it Now comes the messy process of reworking rules for business US and EU officials have been negotiating new Safe Harbor rules since 2013 and in recent weeks both sides have said they were close to agreement The new rules would likely include assurancesnever before made that governments will not access data of regular citizens “It’s vital for companies to be able to function in a multijurisdictional environment and a global trading world” says Paul Meller spokesman for Digital Europe a lobbying group in Brussels representing multinational tech companies “Most would agree Safe Harbor is not perfect but it’s a pragmatic way of getting over this jurisdictional issue” In 2000 it was urgent to figure out how to transfer basic information like credit cards names addresses and other data that now underpins billions of dollars worth of Internet business Yet few could have foreseen that such data could just as easily be used for governments to conduct mass surveillance “Hindsight in a beautiful thing” Henriette Tielemans a data-privacy lawyer at the Covington law firm in Brussels said in a statement emailed to Fortune on Tuesday “We must all remember that in 2015 things are different than they were in 2000” Nonetheless it was the hindsight of one young Austrian student Max Schrems that set in motion the downfall of Safe Harbor At just 24 Schrems then a law student in Vienna spent six months studying at Santa Clara University in California in 2011 when he sat in on a class by a Facebook lawyer Schrems told me he was shocked to hear the lawyer brush off concerns about data privacy “I was the only European in the room” he said “The basic theme was ‘you can do whatever you want’” Schrems researched Facebook’s privacy rules for his thesis concluding that they violated EU laws He lodged a complaint against the Data Privacy Commission of Ireland where Facebook has its EU headquarters He crowdsourced the funding for his case online and petitioned Facebook to get his datareceiving 1200 pages of documents including 300 pages of data he had deleted from his Facebook page All that became the basis for the case in the EU court about controlling data-transfer rules with the USan issue that has grown massively in support among Europeans since the Snowden revelations Schrems who turned 28 last week says he could not have imagined back in California that his youthful student outrage might lead to an entire rewriting of trans-Atlantic rules Seconds after the EU court announced its ruling on Tuesday he tweeted his satisfied response: “*YAY*” Contact us at editors@timecom at every single opportunity which landed at the International wing of the airport on Wednesday at 3:45a codeine the state capital heads up a reservoir called Lake Mead near Las Vegas The reservoir will nevertheless remain high enough for the same amount of water to be released from Hoover Dam as this year Diocese of Egbu in Imo state South East caucus of the Senate led by the Deputy President of the Senate Hes 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Following the hikeVerkathe brand of Milkfedfull cream milk has been priced at Rs 40 a kg against Rs 38 a kg while milk with 4% fat has been priced at Rs 37 a kg against Rs 36 a kg Last timethe halwais had hiked the prices of their products during the Raksha Bandhan season in 2012 For all the latest Ludhiana News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by PRASAD JOSHI | Pune | Updated: May 6 2014 5:40 pm Related News Low-Cost solar-operated obstacle avoidance belt for visually-challenged persons has been developed by a team of students from Bharati Vidyapeeth University’s College of Engineering The device which has received good reviews at several national platforms communicates distance and direction of the obstacle within a range of 15 meters to the user through vibration Digvijay Singh Raghuvanshi a B-Tech Mechanical engineering student Isha Dutt B-Tech (Bio-Medical) and Saif Nazi B Tech (Electronics) have devised the belt “Our invention is a wearable belt with three ultrasonic sensors strategically mounted on an innovative mechanism Each sensor has a field of detection of about 60 degrees and a four- feet range The mechanism allows a 3-D scan of the environment which is immediately ahead of visually-challenged person Its demonstration was successful at the Poona School and Home for the Blind” Raghuvanshi said whose views were echoed by the other two team members Elaborating cost-effective features of device students said they have used cheaper raw materials due to which the device costs lesser than other sensors Two-working hour rechargeable battery charge indicators and intelligent power switching between solar and battery are the additional features Anand Bhalerao principal of Bharati Vidyapeeth University’s College of Engineering said the “i-Odan” could address the difficulties faced in day-today navigation by visually-challenged persons The cost-effectiveness of the device has enhanced its scope for pragmatic use at mass level he added The ‘’i-Odan’’ was adjudged as “best project” at competition and exhibition organised by the Indian Institute of Technology BHU recently and was also among top finalists during a competition held at the IIT (Bombay) in January 2014 It was also selected and invited as the “Top 20 Ideas of Commercialisation Potential” by the Department of Biotechnology Ministry of Science and Technology of Government of India last year For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express AppThe reports of ‘fake news’ cyber attack on Qatari news agenciesand the vehement denial by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) brings to mind one of PG Wodehouse’s iconic characters When caught red handed at some underhanded deal by his aristocratic sister the trembling Lord Emsworth was advised to stick to the policy of "stout denial" and admit nothing The policy worked well for the embattled peer but probably won’t for the royals who head the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries Somebody has spilt the beans It may be recalled that late in the night of 21 May 2017 hackers planted a story on Qatar state television which showed the Emir of Qatar addressing a military graduation ceremony While the audio was suppressed an online ticker alleged that the Emir had expressed support for Hamas Hezbollah Iran and Israel and worse prophesied a short tenure for the Trump presidency Representational image Reuters The Qatar News Agency’s Twitter account was also briefly hacked where remarks were attributed to the foreign minister calling for removal of ambassadors from various Gulf countries Qatar immediately denied that any such remarks were made but the story was picked up by Arab news channels leading to a virtual storm of criticism Worse Saudi Arabia and UAE then blacked out all Qatari TV news channels —including Al Jazeera —ensuring that the denials by the Qatari government of any such remarks quite literally fell on deaf ears If the intention was to create a crisis it succeeded About two weeks later the Saudi-led alliance announced what was in effect a modern day blockade on Qatar It is now reported that the whole sorry tale did start from the UAE as Qatar had alleged all the while The Washington Postreported that US intelligence agencies were able to home in on a 23 May meeting meeting of senior UAE officials where the plan to hack into Qatar’s national Television was probably made While the jury is still out on whether the UAE was directly responsible —or instigated it — what is notable is the use of cyberspace to create conditions necessary to pressure a country and create near-war conditions To most of us the threat of cyber war seems faintly incredible While the jargon of the cyberage like bots worms blackhats and whitehats are now part of our conversation the fact that it could actually be part of war making still seems part of Hollywood popcorn But cyber warfare is already out there and has been for some time The Stuxnet virus that was induced into the Iranian nuclear program was detected way back in 2010 after it had attacked at least 15 Iranian facilities including the Bushehr unit which reportedly damaged984 centrifuges The attack virtually put paid to Iranian nuclear ambitions for several years The source of the attack was never traced though Edward Snowden was quoted as saying that it had been a joint US-Israeli effort As analysts studied the virus it was realised that it had infected several hundred thousand computers through aWindows OS programme but did not cause damage elsewhere because that was not what it was designed to do So that’s the two worst things of a cyber attack Finding its source is a hundred times difficult than the proverbial needle in the haystack At least the haystack is a physical and a given entity Notice that the CIA did not "trace" the source of the hacking on Qatar to UAE What it did apparently find however was evidence of a meeting of officials More recently another cyber attack was waged in a near war-like situation In 2014 the situation in Ukraine began to climb into violence as the pro-Russian president was removed following the Euromaidan protests Soon after Russian special forces were said to have infiltrated into Crimea and later effectively annexed it As Russian speaking populations in other parts of Ukrainealso began to “rebel” and the situation worsened a severe cyber attack hit the power grid leaving around 700000 homes in the area of Ivano-Frankvisk without electricity The date was 23 December the height of winter when the temperature drops to minus four Researchers linked it to a malware called “Black Energy” that was designed to prevent computers from rebooting This was the first attack on a country’s energy system and it was the first known systematic attack on a country as part of a war effort A year later it emerged that the ‘good guys’ were also engaged in cyber warfare against the most violent group of this century the Islamic State In 2016 Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announced what was the first wartime assignment of the country’s Cyber Command While no details were released experts note that this could be waged on two fronts First is a world wide relatively open US-led effort to counter the extremely sophisticated messaging that the Islamic State uses to recruit young Muslimsto fight for an Islamic Caliphate That effort is mostly tied to counter-messaging where the weaknesses and the failures of the Islamic State are highlighted and sometimes invented While experts claim that terrorist recruitment dropped from 2000 a month to barely 500 it must be kept in mind that the reverse would have been the case if Islamic State had continued its victorious grabbing of territory The crux of this effort is therefore still tied to military success on the battlefield where the Islamic State is credibly seen as failing in its tall claims A second cyber effort may have directly led to crippling of the Islamic State war machine Attacks have been launched on the Islamic State computer network that purportedly included false messages to and from commanders thus leading Islamic Stateforces into a trap where they were killed from the air or by ‘allies’ on the ground Theother hints that were dropped were about cyber attacks against financial networks and the entire communications effort of the group Whether or not such efforts worked is unclear But discreet publicity would well have worked its way into the Islamic Statecommand system and its"trust" factor On the US side it meant more money for large corporations like Lockheed Martin Raytheon Northrop Grumman and others who had all jumped on the "cyber" gravy train There is clearly a downside to the use of this new arm of warfare In June this year a huge cyber attack originating from Ukraine spread across much of the world In Kiev technicians had to shift to manual overdrive to monitor radiation at the damaged Chernobyl nuclear sitewhileshipping companies like Maersk and drug companies in the US scrambled to respond It emerged that the attack used the same hacking tools used earlier (May 2017) in the “Wanna Cry” attack which was derived from hacking tools originating from the National Security Agency of the United States It seemed that the worm had quite literally turned As with the nuclear genie which slipped out from US shores it is now open season for cyber criminals and warriors As technology moves forward it is tempting to see cyber war as the “new” form of war that will swiftly replace tanks aircraft and artillery guns that still form the nucleus of a country’s battle readiness As indicated above this is far from the truth To win you still need to hold ground or allow your ally to do so Cyber warfare can help you get there but as of now it is just another medium through which war can be fought for a larger objective So what is the objective of what analysts call the "new age warfare" of the present It is certainly true that technology has changed the way we fight The skill of the charioteer has given way to the brain of the supercomputer but it still hasn’t changed the basics of war?

there’s male or a female swimmer emoji now.According to Google more than 90 per cent of the online population uses emoji while chatting or commenting and while the list of emojis is growing diversity has not been a part of the same For all the latest Technology News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsWritten by Agencies | London | Published: August 24 2011 10:26 am Related News Hollywood star Megan Fox is removing her tattoo of screen siren Marilyn Monroe in a bid to avoid attracting negative energy The 25-year-old actress began laser treatment on her forearm inking earlier this year and said that she wanted to get rid of the tattoo because she thinks the late screen icon is a negative characterreported Daily Mail “I’m removing it It is a negative characteras she suffered from personality disorders and was bipolar I do not want to attract this kind of negative energy in my life” said Fox Talking about the meaning behind her Monroe tattooFox had previously said”I really admire Marilyn Monroebut I would never try to emulate her I got the tattoo as a warning It warns me not to let myself be treated so badly by the film industry so that it breaks me down” It’s not the only thing Fox has grown to regret she also removed her navel piercing when she was 20 “I did it when I was 16 years old because I was a fan of Britney Spears The only time I tried to imitate someone else But then I thought it was tacky and so I removed it when I turned 20” she said The ‘Transformers’ actress has around nine tattoos and her other inkings include a quote on her shoulder reading ‘We will all laugh at gilded butterflies’ and a tribal mark on her left wrist She also has a tribute to her ‘Passion Play’ co-star Mickey Rourke57 “Mickey is such a beautifulwonderful human being He’s so genuine and so sweet and so talented I just love him to death I actually got a tattoo that is sort of in honour of him It’s on my ribs” said Fox For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsThe massive victory of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Uttar Pradesh has led to many Left and secular critics pointing out the limitations of democracy in India Their contention is that how come the ruling party of a state nearly 19 percent of whose population comprises of Muslims did not find a single Muslim good enough for being its MLA candidate This is a valid point no doubt But can it be stretched too far There can be a counter-argument to it on the ground that fielding Muslim candidates not for their worth as achievers but for their religion amounts to tokenism a feature that has always marked the non-BJP parties resulting in the continuing miseries of the country’s largest minorities A study in the Economic and Political Weekly had once shown that in its heydays (up to the 1980s) the Congress gave Muslims only token representations in the legislatures Interestingly Muslim candidates were fielded in areas where they did not have any chance of winning Even those who managed to win —many of them were rewarded not for their self-endeavour but for having inherited the legacies of their parents —hardly represented Muslim interests in Parliament or in government In fact the number of Muslim members in the Lok Sabha has always been disproportionate to their actual numbers in the country In the present that is the 16th Lok Sabha there are only 22 Muslim MPs (the lowest number ever); but then the fact remains that in 1957 (the 2nd Lok Sabha) the number was 23 In fact the highest representation was in 1980 when 49 Muslims were elected to the Lok Sabha; otherwise the number has always varied between mid-20s and to mid-30s Similarly Muslim representation in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly has been not commensurate with its population In the newly constituted Assembly it is 24; but then the fact remains that in both 1967 and 1969 elections the number was 23 In 1957 it was 29 and in 1962 it was 30 In 1991 the number was lowest at 16 In 1993 it was 24 The highest ever of Muslim MLAs in UP Assembly was in 2012 when the number reached 67 The second highest has been at the number 46 in 1977 1980 and 2002 Assembly elections The point that one is making that neither tokenism in representation of Muslims nor hallowed slogans of secularism will not improve the conditions of Muslims in India Reuters The point thus is that the Muslim representation has always varied in the UP elections and the number this time is nothing surprising; there have been lower representations even under non-BJP governments in spite of their avowed concerns for "secularism" and welfare of the Muslims The question that arises is: Should the Muslims continue to repose their faith only in the non-BJP parties just because they are said to be "secular" and avoid the BJP just because it is perceived to be "communal" Apart from the dubious "fear" of BJP’s "communalism" there is nothing concrete that the Muslims can cite against the BJP Communal riots did not happen for the first time in 2001 under Modi in Gujarat In fact in post-independent India Gujarat has been one of the worst states for periodic Hindu-Muslim riots and almost all these riots had taken place under the Congress regimes Any dispassionate study of communal conflicts in independent India will reveal that more anti-Muslim riots have been engineered in the Congress-ruled states than in states under the BJP One often hears that this is a diabolical design on the part of the BJP to tell the Muslims "Vote for us if you want safety to your life and property or else face the consequences" This is again a weak argument One can counter-argue that communal riots are caused by the non-BJP parties just to perpetuate the myth of BJP’s communalism and prevent it from coming to power Similarly though Muslims account for 144 percent of the total Indian population they are among the poorest in the country The Sachar committee report (for year 2004-05) claimed that as much as 31 percent precisely one-third of Indian Muslims were dwelling below poverty line But then there was no qualitative change of the Muslims’ condition under the 10-year-rule of the Congress-led UPA that had set up the Sachar Committee As it is India’s latest National Sample Survey (NSS) released in April 2013 showed how the states whose leaders talk the most about secularism are the worst in India as far the welfare the Indian Muslims is concerned However and this important it was in Narendra Modi-led Gujarat that Muslims did well in between 2004 and 2009 According to the NSS Kerala and Gujarat emerged as the top two states in India where poverty among Muslims in both rural and urban areas declined drastically in the last ten years In rural Gujarat for instance the number of Muslims below poverty line (BPL) fell from 31 percent (about one-third of their population) in 2004-05 to a measly 7 percent in 2011-12 Comparison of the same period reveals that those in the BPL population in urban areas also declined from 42 percent to 146 percent Meanwhile the maximum per capita expenditure (MPCE – an indicator of economic well-being) of Muslims in rural Gujarat went up from Rs 209 to Rs 291 In urban areas of the state it shot up from Rs 259 to Rs 328 In contrast Uttar Pradesh West Bengal and Bihar still have a large percentage of the Muslim population below poverty line the statistics reveal In 2004-05 almost half of the Muslim population in Uttar Pradesh was below poverty line It has come down to about one-third now but the overall and the change in the average MPCE of the community in Uttar Pradesh (for that matter in Bihar and West Bengal) in this period has been much lower compared to Gujarat It is equally noteworthy that Modi as the Chief Minister employed more Muslims in Police forces (about 11 percent of the total police strength when the Muslim population as a whole is 9 per cent of Gujarat’s population) than our “secular” chief ministers in Uttar Pradesh Bihar and West Bengal And there are lesser Muslims under-trials in Gujarat jails than in the jails of Uttar Pradesh Bihar and West Bengal The point that one is making that neither tokenism in representation of Muslims nor hallowed slogans of secularism will not improve the conditions of Muslims in India as long as there is no sincere attempts towards better governance and greater developmental activities(including education and small-scale entrepreneurships) in which the Muslims participate enthusiastically Unfortunately our “secular” politicians do not encourage our Muslim-brethren to go beyond their passive role as a vote-bank of some select parties They advise them to consider the BJP Modi in particular “untouchable” But then imagine a situation with the BJP coming to power in most parts of the country without much Muslim-support (which is the case now) but Muslims who constitute the country’s second largest community after Hindus refuse to be a part of the development process It is nothing but suicidal Mindless opposition to the BJP does not serve the interests of the Muslim community They should participate in Modi’s “empowering” policies and programmes like other poor not be trapped by “entitlement” tokenisms of the “secular politics” a variety of which in West Bengal gives monthly allowance to the clerics and Imams costing a near-bankrupt state government Rs 126 core per year (but here the Imams are still angry because the amount — Rs 2500 to an Imam and Rs 1000 to a moizzin— is too small for them In other words it is not the number in legislatures but the change in their mindset by breaking free of the influence of the orthodox elements (who only exploit their vulnerabilities in the name of religious-cultural identity and are invariably supported by the political parties that pay only lip-service to the cause of secularism) and focusing instead on the real developmental issues that will remove the poverty and backwardness of Muslims in Uttar Pradesh and elsewhere By: AP | Published: February 16 2017 12:00 pm Japan is hosting the eight Asian Winter Games in Sapporo (Source: AP) Top News With the Winter Olympics just a year and a short distance away the Asian Winter Games will be the ideal stage for the continent’s leading winter athletes to fine tune for Pyeongchang 2018 The eighth Asian Winter Games will open Sunday in Sapporo on Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido and run through February 26 with more than 2000 athletes from 31 countries competing in five sports 11 disciplines and 64 events Japan South Korea Kazakhstan and China have traditionally been the dominant countries at the games but with Pyeongchang in 2018 and Beijing in 2022 hosting the next two Winter Olympics athletes in the region are making a major push to be more competitive in global terms “China is expecting to introduce 300 million people to winter sports during this period so the next few years are pivotal in establishing a vast new winter sports scene outside of the traditional markets of North America and Europe” Olympic Council of Asia President Sheikh Ahmad Al Fahad Al Sabah said The Sapporo Games will also feature athletes from Australia and New Zealand competing bringing an Oceania element to event At the request of the Australian Olympic Committee the Olympic Council of Asia and the Sapporo 2017 organizing committee agreed to allow athletes from the two countries to take part as guest athletes in individual sports only They won’t be eligible to win medals but will gain experience by competing against world-class winter sports athletes from the region an in the time zone that will be the same as the Olympics “Their participation will add value to the Games and further expand the footprint of Asia” Sheikh Ahmad said South Korea the next Olympic host will have 142 athletes taking part and has set an ambitious goal of 15 gold medals and second place in the medals standings Many of South Korea’s golds are expected to come in speed skating a sport the country has excelled at over the years Lee Seung-hoon the 2010 Olympic champion in the men’s 10000 meters is currently the world No 1 in mass start Kim Bo-reum an emerging star on the women’s side leads all female skaters in mass start this season South Korea’s men’s ice hockey team meanwhile is coached by former NHL defenseman Jim Paek With an automatic berth in the Pyeongchang Games Paek’s team is in Japan aiming to boost its competitiveness Chinese short track speed skaters who captured six gold medals at the last two Winter Olympics will be strong medal contenders in Sapporo Among them are Han Tianyu who won the men’s 1500 meters at the 2016 world championships and Wu Dajing who claimed the men’s 500 meter title at the 2016 World Cup in Shanghai World champion Fan Kexin will be among the goal medal contenders in the women’s 500 meters Japan is targeting medals in events including ski jumping speed skating and figure skating although Sochi Olympic gold medalist Yuzuru Hanyu is sitting out the Games In his place Japan national champion Shoma Uno is among the favorites Australia’s delegation features a number of experienced athletes including three-time Olympic snowboarder Holly Crawford short track skater Deanna Lockett and Ben Sim a Vancouver Olympian in cross country skiing The games have not been without controversy stemming from recent and older geopolitical tensions Organizers were forced to ensure a book denying the 1937 Nanjing Massacre will be removed from guest rooms at a hotel to be used as a dormitory in the Athletes’ Village APA Group the operator of the hotel chain has been under fire after it was revealed it had distributed the book which was written by Chief Executive Toshio Motoya in its hotel rooms The book claims the Nanjing Massacre never happened China says the massacre resulted in the deaths of more than 300000 people The Japanese government decided to allow North Korean athletes and officials to enter the country to take part in the Games despite Japan’s entry ban on North Korean citizens Tokyo will treat the athletes as an exception to its punitive measure taken as part of its sanctions in response to Pyongyang’s nuclear tests and rocket launches For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Adil Akhzer | Chandigarh | Published: September 25 2015 4:07 am Related News The fresh spell of rainfall leading to waterlogging at several places in the city could increase the number of dengue cases feel health experts “Chances are that dengue cases may increase in the coming days” says Dr P V M Lakshmi Associate Professor at the School of Public Health PGI “Since we are witnessing rainfall these days humidity and waterlogging is also there so the temperature is very much favourable for the mosquito to breed” As many as 157 patients have been tested positive for dengue in the city so far Dr Lakshmi insists that the public should remain cautious in the coming days “People have to be very cautious given the fact that conditions for mosquito breeding are favourable” she says adding that people should report to the nearest health centre if they have dengue symptoms Share This Article Related Article Doctors believe that apart from the Health Department the public should come forward and prevent the disease from spreading “The department is trying its best but the community has to come forward as well” says Dr Laksmi “People should take preventive steps and keep their surroundings clean” Experts maintain the UT should intensify its preventive measures “Government is already taking measures But the time has come that they should start taking steps on a war footing” says Dr Sandeep Chhatwal However Mayor Poonam Sharma asserts that the corporation is taking adequate measures to clear the accumulated rainwater “We have a proper drainage system in the city The water doesn’t remain accumulated for a long time” she says “Whenever we receive information about waterlogging in any area our workers clear it intermediately” Meanwhile taking cognisance of a Chandigarh Newsline report published on September 17 on a six-fold increase in the dengue cases as compared to last year the Chandigarh Commission for protection of Child Rights(CCPCR) has written a letter to the UT Health Department asking them to take preventive measures to stop the spread of the disease “After reading the newspaper report we have written a letter to the UT Health Department and asked them to take steps so that this disease can be stopped” says Professor Devi Sirohi chairperson of the commission “The number is very high as compared to Mohali and Panchkula” For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: AP | Leverkusen | Updated: December 8 2016 1:02 pm Julian Brandt doubled the lead in the 48th after a pass from Hakan Calhanoglu (Source: Reuters) Top News Bayer Leverkusen finally scored from a penalty this season although it needed help from the opposing goalkeeper in a 3-0 victory over Monaco in the Champions League on Wednesday Both teams were already assured of advancing to the Round of 16 before the final Group E matches and Monaco fielded a youthful side missing many regulars Monaco finished on 11 points one more than Leverkusen which for the first time ended a group stage undefeated Leverkusen has missed four penalties in the Bundesliga and three in the German Cup this season It earned another when Abdou Diallo brought down Robbie Kruse late in Wednesday’s match Left back Wendell took the spot kick and drove the ball against the underside of the crossbar The ball hit the back of goalkeeper Morgan De Sanctis and bounced into the net as an own goal in the 82nd By then Leverkusen was already in control of the game Vladlen Yurchenko making his comeback after a broken leg drove in from about 25 meters (yards) finding the upper corner with a sublime shot in the 30th minute Julian Brandt doubled the lead in the 48th after a pass from Hakan Calhanoglu The closest Monaco came was when Corentin Jean hit the post in the 57th- Leverkusen’s defender Aleksandar Dragovic was unlucky not to score when his header was cleared off the line by De Sanctis For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | Lahore | Published: September 21 2016 1:13 pm Pakistan’s skipper of Test cricket team Misbah-ul-Haq holds test mace handed over by International Cricket Council (ICC) chief executive David Richardson during a ceremony at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore (Source: AP) Top News Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq today received the ICC Test Championship mace for leading the side to the top of the ICC Test Team Rankings for the first time since the current rankings system was introduced in 2003 ICC Chief Executive David Richardson presented the mace to Misbah at the Gaddafi Stadium here and the Pakistan Test skipper said it was befitting that the mace presentation was taking place there “There can’t be a better location to receive the ICC Test Championship mace than this ground where we last played a home Test seven years ago” said Misbah “It is ironic for both the players as well as the fans that the journey to the number-one position has been outside Pakistan The players have missed on the crowd support while the spectators have been unable to watch live some magnificent team and individual performances But I am confident that things will change and international cricket will soon return to Pakistan” he added Pakistan are only the fifth side after Australia England India and South Africa to top the ICC Test rankings while Misbah is the ninth captain to lift the mace after Steve Waugh Ricky Ponting Michael Clarke Steve Smith (all Australia) Mahendra Singh Dhoni (India) Andrew Strauss (England) Graeme Smith and Hashim Amla (both South Africa) Delighted to hold the mace in the twilight of his career Misbah said: “It has always been a dream to lift an ICC trophy as captain To be only the ninth international captain to achieve this honour in the traditional format of the game is something to be very proud of This mace is a reward for the efforts and hard work of each and every individual who has been part of this group over the past few years” Richardson congratulated the Pakistan team saying it was all the more impressive that it had reached the number-one Test ranking despite not being able to play a series at home since March 2009 when terrorists attacked the Sri Lanka cricket team’s bus here “The ICC Test Championship mace is a symbol of excellence and a recognition of a side’s outstanding performance in the purest format of the game Being part of a team that is ranked No1 in Test cricket is a pinnacle achievement for any cricketer Pakistan is a deserving recipient of the mace “I hope that the team continues to go from strength to strength A strong Pakistan side is good for international cricket” Richardson said Number two ranked India will host New Zealand in a three-Test series starting tomorrow and if they win it they will move to the top of the table even before Pakistan begin their three-Test series against the West Indies on October 13 The two-Test series between Bangladesh and fourth-ranked England begins in Chittagong on October 20 while South Africa will play against third-ranked Australia in Australia where the first Test will commence in Perth on November 3 These fixtures will take place in the run-up to the annual cut-off date on April 1 The side that will top the ICC Test Team Rankings on April 1 will also receive a cash award of USD 1 million while the second placed side will collect USD 500000 and the third and fourth sides will get USD 200000 and USD 100000 respectively Misbah admitted that his team would have to produce strong performances to finish as the number-one ranked Test side at the April 1 cut-off date “The next target we have set for ourselves is to finish as the number-one ranked Test side at the April 1 cut-off date It is not going to be easy as we have series against formidable sides like the West Indies New Zealand and Australia But instead of getting overawed by our opponents we need to trust in our abilities focus on our strengths and try to be as consistent as possible” Misbah said For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top News singer, download Indian Express App ? 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