TORONTO – A student who reached a human rights settlement with a Toronto university after an alleged sexual assault by a fellow student says the school breached the terms of their deal.Mandi Gray says the settlement saw York University agree to engage the Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic to provide sexual assault counselling services for four years.But Gray contends the school terminated the partnership after less than a year, calling the move a violation of the previously undisclosed settlement.York University says it is not at liberty to discuss the terms of the settlement, but concedes a one-year partnership contract with the clinic expired earlier this year.The school says it still lists the clinic among its external resources for sexual assault survivors and says it’s confident it is still in compliance with the 2016 settlement.Gray, who took York to Ontario’s Human Rights Tribunal alleging that it did not have adequate protocols in place to address sexual assaults, says she feels the school took advantage of her complaints in an effort to refurbish its image as a supportive institution for survivors.“They used my idea (to engage the clinic) to publicly demonstrate their own benevolence and commitment to sexual violence response on campus then quietly cancelled the contract,” Gray said in a statement. “This is an absolute reflection of what reporting sexual assault at York continues to be like. Blatant lies and false promises.”Gray emerged as a vocal advocate after she accused a fellow student with whom she had a casual relationship of sexual assault.Mustafa Ururyar was convicted on the charge in 2016, but appealed by arguing the judge who oversaw his trial was biased against him.The conviction was quashed last July, with appeal judge Michael Dambrot saying the convicting judge relied too heavily on “rape literature.” Ururyar was not given a retrial, but instead asked to sign a peace bond barring him from contact with Gray for a year.The human rights tribunal complaint against York, which stemmed from the same alleged incident, was settled in 2016 with both parties agreeing not to discuss its terms.In documents filed with the tribunal outlining the alleged settlement breach, however, Gray cites what she said was one of the terms of the original deal.She said York agreed to “create a partnership with one or more sexual assault centres, one of which will be the Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic … to provide counselling services from a registered practitioner with expertise in gender-based violence.”The settlement stipulated the partnership would go into effect within six months of the date it was signed and would not be subject to change for four years, Gray alleged.Gray’s application states that York quietly launched the partnership with the Schlifer Clinic eight months after the settlement was reached, two months later than the deadline laid out in the deal.She said the school’s partnership with the clinic was set out in two short-term contracts lasting six months and five months respectively, further alleging that York did little to publicize the clinic’s services.Clinic executive director Amanda Dale confirmed that the school signed two short-term contracts, adding there was a gap in counselling service delivery between the two contract terms due to “uncertainty” as to whether the arrangement would continue.Dale said she was informed that York would not be proceeding with the partnership and would be hiring sexual assault counsellors of its own, but was not explicitly given a reason for the end of the partnership.“York did not enter into the Minutes of Settlement in good faith and did not intend to, nor did it, fulfil the terms of the Minutes of Settlement by meaningfully committing to a partnership with the clinic,” Gray alleged in the tribunal application.York spokeswoman Barbara Joy said the university would respond to Gray’s allegations through the tribunal process rather than in public.“We are very confident the university is in full compliance with the terms of settlement reached in 2016,” Joy said in a statement.York said it’s arrangement with the Schlifer Clinic lasted one year, adding it continues to list the facility among its external partners.Joy said the school currently has a counsellor on staff with a background in supporting survivors of sexual and gender-based violence, adding there are plans to hire a second.
The ASPCA (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) has released the names of the 50 animal shelters that will compete in the 2013 ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge, with a total of $600,000 in prize grants up for grabs to help shelters save more homeless cats and dogs.The contestants will gear up for the competition to save more animals – during the months of June, July and August 2013 – than they did over the same three-month period in 2012. Last year’s competing shelters saved more than 56,000 cats and dogs during the contest, an increase of 14,376 over the same period in 2011.“In a matter of days we filled up all 50 spots, and we have a great mix of shelters of all shapes and sizes representing 31 states and territories,” says Bert Troughton , vice president of Community Outreach at the ASPCA. “The contest isn’t even underway yet, and already we’re seeing incredible energy and passion from the field. If that’s any indication of how the competition will go, we’re in for another record-breaking year of saving lives.”The 50 contestants in the 2013 ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge are: • Greater Birmingham Humane Society in Birmingham, Ala. • Mobile County Animal Control in Mobile, Ala. • Western Arizona Humane Society in Lake Havasu City, Ariz. • HALO Animal Rescue in Phoenix, Ariz. • Butte Humane Society in Chico, Calif. • Hesperia Animal Control and Services in Hesperia, Calif. • Moreno Valley Animal Shelter in Moreno Valley, Calif. • San Bernadino County Animal Care and Control in San Bernadino, Calif. • Yolo County Sheriff’s Office – Animal Services in Woodland, Calif. • Washington Animal Rescue League in Washington, D.C. • Humane Society of Pinellas in Clearwater, Fla. • Suncoast Humane Society in Englewood, Fla. • Jacksonville Humane Society in Jacksonville, Fla. • Pasco County Animal Services – FOAS, Inc. in Land O’ Lakes, Fla. • Osceola County Animal Services in St. Cloud, Fla. • Cherokee County Animal Shelter in Canton, Ga. • Humane Society for Greater Savannah in Savannah, Ga. • Canyon County Animal Shelter in Caldwell, Idaho • South Suburban Humane Society in Chicago Heights, Ill. • Macon County Animal Control and Care Center in Decatur, Ill. • Almost Home Humane Society in Lafayette, Ind. • Animal Rescue League of Iowa, Inc. in Des Moines, Iowa • Lawrence Humane Society in Lawrence, Kan. • Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS) in Baltimore, Md. • Animal Rescue League of Boston in Boston, Mass. • Friends for the Dearborn Animal Shelter in Dearborn, Mich. • Capital Area Humane Society in Lansing, Mich. • Humane Society of Midland County in Midland, Mich. • Humane Society of South Mississippi in Gulfport, Miss. • Wayside Waifs in Kansas City, Mo. • The Animal Foundation in Las Vegas, Nev. • Eleventh Hour Rescue in Randolph, N.J. • Animal Service Center of the Mesilla Valley in Las Cruces, N.M. • Brother Wolf Animal Rescue in Asheville, N.C. • Toledo Area Humane Society in Maumee, Ohio • Western Pennsylvania Humane Society in Pittsburgh, Pa. • Providence Animal Rescue League in Providence, R.I. • Anderson County P.A.W.S. in Anderson, S.C. • Riverside County Department of Animal Services in Jurupa, S.C. • Unicoi County Animal Shelter in Erwin, Tenn. • Beaumont Animal Services in Beaumont, Texas • City of Corpus Christi Animal Care Services in Corpus Christi, Texas • Citizens for Animal Protection in Houston, Texas • Houston Humane Society in Houston, Texas • Texas Humane Heroes in Leander, Texas • Salt Lake County Animal Services in Salt Lake City, Utah • Lost Dog and Cat Rescue Foundation in Sumerduck, Va. • Virginia Beach SPCA in Virginia Beach, Va. • Wisconsin Humane Society in Milwaukee, Wis. • Cheyenne Animal Shelter in Cheyenne. Wyo.The ASPCA and Rachael Ray will award a $100,000 grand prize to the shelter contestant that achieves the greatest increase in lives saved during this three-month period. The contestant that does the best job of engaging its community members in helping to save more animals will win $25,000. Those organizations that do the best in their divisions will be eligible for between $10,000 and $25,000 in additional grants. In total, $600,000 in grant funding will be awarded for increases in animal lives saved and general participation.All her life, Rachael Ray has been an advocate for animals and a supporter of animal welfare groups. Her love for animals and for her pit bull, Isaboo, inspired her to create a pet food called Nutrish to raise money for animals in need. Ray donates 100 percent of her proceeds from the sale of Nutrish to organizations like the ASPCA so they can implement programs like the $100K Challenge and support shelters and animal organizations around the country.The ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge is a groundbreaking contest that challenges animal shelters across the country to come up with innovative ways to engage their communities and get more homeless cats and dogs into loving homes. For more information about the 2013 ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge, please click here.Source:PR Newswire
From Jimmy Dale Gilmore at Threadgills’ in Austin, TX to Kate Pierson of The B-52s at the BSP in Kingston, NY, more than 1,000 artists will participate in the Concert Across America to End Gun Violence on Sunday, Sept. 25.Artists and activists are banding together to call attention to gun violence on the Congressionally-designated day to remember victims of murder.“There are more than 30,000 gun deaths every year including, 12,000 murders with firearms,” said John Rosenthal, founder of Stop Handgun Violence in Boston. “It’s time to take a stand and make gun violence a voting issue in the November elections.”Participating artists directly impacted by gun violence include: The Alternate Route’s Eric Donnelly, the Bush Pilot’s Mathew Gross, blues singer Courtney Weaver, fiddle player Sydney Montstream-Quas, rapper Big Rich from the Bay Area, and Grammy-winners Rosanne Cash and Marc Cohn – both of whom will be performing at the Beacon Theatre in Manhattan with Jackson Browne and Vy Higgensen’s Gospel Choir of Harlem. For more information, click here.Ryan Cabrera, Don Felder (formerly of the Eagles), Sam Harris of X Ambassadors, Sebastian Kole, and Carnie Wilson will join the Gay Men’s Chorus and others to be announced at The Standard Hotel rooftop in Los Angeles. (www.Sept25LA.org)Christopher Cross, Zach Gill (of ALO), Kenny Loggins, Michael McDonald, Ozomatli, and Venice will perform at the Arlington Theatre in Santa Barbara, CA. (www.sbcoalition.org)Big Rich, Lady Ray, Rick Stevens, and Motown Moves Soulful Grooves are among the San Francisco Bay area artists performing. (More here)Nationwide, the diversity of artists involved range from Hope Thru Harmony Women’s Choir at the Dayton Correctional Institution and the Cleveland Orchestra in Ohio, to the Gay Men’s Choir of South Carolina performing at a coffee shop concert organized by music students from the University of South Carolina in Columbia and the “Mother Pluckers,” a self-described group of “not-so-spring chickens dedicated to ukulele music” at a Seattle Unitarian church.Many concerts are free to the public, such as events at four Falls Church, VA venues that include Clare & Don’s Beach Shack featuring Hawaiian music, and Argia’s Italian Restaurant featuring the George Mason High School jazz band.All socially conscious artists can participate with a social media shout-out using the hashtags #ConcertAcrossAmerica to #EndGunViolence.Spearheaded by the Boston-based Stop Handgun Violence, the Concert is partnered with more than 100 organizations including Faiths United to End Gun Violence, the Episcopal Peace Fellowship, Rabbis Against Gun Violence, the American Conference of Cantors and Texas Musicians Against Gun Violence.
In the course of three plenary meetings running from morning through late evening, the Assembly was scheduled to hear over 70 speakers, including heads of State and government, health ministers and other high-level officials. Omar Bongo, the President of Gabon, said drugs to treat AIDS must be made available to all, and the proposed Global AIDS and Health Fund must be made operational as soon as possible. “Small pox has disappeared, polio is vanishing; AIDS must also go,” he said. If all acted in unity to combat the scourge, he said, “for once in history the word solidarity will have taken on its full meaning.” Offering the perspective of one of the countries most devastated by the disease, the President of Botswana, Festus Mogae, stressed that funds were needed for voluntary counselling and testing, assistance to AIDS support groups, scientific research for AIDS drugs and vaccines, improved access to drugs, and ensuring “that the fight against HIV/AIDS does not come at the cost of sustainable development and improved living standards for developing nations.” Welcoming the proposed Fund, the President emphasized that its resources should be disbursed to countries worst-hit by the pandemic. Denzil L. Douglas, the Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, said it was regrettable that “institutions and private foundations that pledged to assist the countries in Africa did not appear to have recognized the seriousness of the situation in the Caribbean.” He pointed out that there were 360,000 people living with HIV/AIDS in the region. “In the face of this phenomenon, Caribbean countries have been both steadfast and proactive,” he said. However, like the countries in Africa, Caribbean States had little access to antiretroviral medicines to fight AIDS. The disease, he said, “should force us to accept that in the struggle to preserve the fabric of our humanity, we must work together to solve this problem.” Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade said that since the first appearance of AIDS in Senegal in 1986, the Government had been making serious efforts to fight the disease. As a result, the AIDS prevalence rate was only 2 per cent. At the same time, he pointed out that the exhorbitant cost of medicines to treat AIDS was “simply immoral and unacceptable.” Calling on the special session to take decisive action, he said, “The time to act is now. Tomorrow it will be too late.”Ghana’s President, John Agyekum Kufour, recalled that earlier this year at a summit meeting in Abuja, African governments had pledged to allocate at least 15 per cent of their annual budgets to improvements in the health sector to combat the pandemic. “Significant as this initiative is, it must be admitted that it will be inadequate without sustained and concerted international assistance directed at both prevention of the disease and mitigation of its impact,” he said. Ghana supported the proposed Global AIDS and Health Fund, which he said should be administered by the UN “with all the urgency and dispatch the crisis commands.” Pascoal Manuel Mocumbi, the Prime Minister of Mozambique, underscored the gender dimensions of the pandemic. “HIV is transmitted through the most intimate and private human relationships, through sexual violence and commercial sex; it proliferates mostly because of women’s poverty and inequality,” he said, calling for special efforts to help those most vulnerable to the disease. On the proposed Global Fund, he emphasized that “no commitment we declare today will achieve the desired results if adequate resources are not provided consistently and sustained over time.” Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo called attention to the devastating impact of AIDS in Africa. “The future of our continent is bleak, to say the least, and the prospect of extinction of the entire population of a continent looms larger and larger,” he said. Africans were looking to the special session with hope, he added, urging participants to help people living with AIDS “to overcome the stigma of society, [so] they can join the crusade against further spread of the killer disease.” The President of Portugal, Jorge Sampaio, pointed out that although HIV strikes every region, culture and social group “it cannot be denied that it is most prevalent among those populations socially and economically less favoured.” He said his Government was working to raise awareness among the Portuguese-speaking countries of Africa about the need to increase their efforts to combat AIDS. Portugal itself, “in the European context, has a relevant AIDS problem,” he added. Noting that the contribution of religious leaders should be strengthened, he called for “a commitment that does not have to call into question the beliefs and moral values of each.” Daniel T. arap Moi, President of Kenya, underscored the devastation wrought by AIDS on Africa. “This is a time when the production of coffins is a growing industry because of this dreadful pestilence,” he said. On the issue of patent protection for new anti-AIDS medicines, he said it would pose a choice between the human lives and the right of commercial interest. “Human life must surely come before anything else,” he said.” There will be no question of corporations or individuals making handsome profits at the expense of my people, the people of Africa or at the expense of the sick.” Rwandan President Paul Kagame, said his country was among the worst-hit by HIV/AIDS, with some 400,000 people – out of a total population of 8 million – estimated to be infected. The 1994 genocide, in which untold numbers of women and young girls were systematically raped, was partly to blame for the high prevalence rate. Despite its problems, Rwanda was working to respond to the epidemic, including by purchasing anti-retroviral drugs, and providing them to the public at subsidized rates. He said international efforts should focus on adopting a global strategy that is realistic, practical and effective, particularly in regard to resource mobilization. The Prime Minister of the Bahamas, Hubert A. Ingraham, expressed strong support for the establishment of the Global Fund, while voicing concern that small developing countries which did not have UN agencies located in their territories might have trouble accessing the resources. “I wish also to sound a cautionary note that we not place all our eggs in one basket,” he added. “While we recognize that the Fund must assist in drug acquisition, it is critically important that the urgency of the need for affordable anti-retroviral drugs required for the treatment of HIV/AIDS, and effective drugs for TB and malaria, not result in a disproportionate skew of the assets of the Fund to the supply of drugs.” Lesotho’s Prime Minister, Pakalitha B. Mosisili, said HIV/AIDS had been declared a national disaster in his country. He described the Government’s efforts to fight back, which included providing drugs for the treatment of opportunistic infections, adding that Lesotho would “soon reach a decision on the availability and accessibility of anti-retroviral therapy.” At the same time, he stressed the country’s need for support to strengthen its infrastructure and increase access to drugs. Alpha Oumar Konare, the President of Mali, said together, AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis were having a devastating impact on Africa. The continent’s leaders had confirmed their commitment to combat the scourge. For its part, Mali had launched a broad campaign to fight the disease. Both the Government and civil society were working together to address the problem at the local level. Stressing that no State must be left alone to confront the disease, he called for an international coalition against it.Also today, the Assembly took a series of procedural votes before adopting, by 62 in favour to none against with 30 abstentions, an amendment adding the name of Karyn Kaplan of the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission to the list of civil society actors who will participate in tomorrow’s roundtable on “HIV/AIDS and human rights.”The other three roundtables scheduled for the current session will focus on “HIV/AIDS prevention and care,” “Socio-economic impact of HIV/AIDS” and “International funding and cooperation.”
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Deciding to purchase a new hard drive comes with a range of choices based around performance and power. Do you want a 5400 or 7200rpm drive, 16, 32, or 64MB cache, 3Gb/s or 6Gb/s interface, and what amount of storage is available with your chosen configuration? In the past Seagate has catered for every scenario through its Barracuda, Barracuda Green, and Barracuda XT product lines, but that all changes today.Seagate has decided to streamline the Barracuda product range into a single line of drives carrying the name. Barracuda Green is being discontinued, and the Barracuda XT will become a hybrid drive offering. Therefore, if you want a typical desktop PC hard drive from Seagate it will only carry the name Barracuda.The reason for deciding to do this is a simple one: hard drive manufacturing has got to the point now where all hard drives Seagate offers are as efficient as its Green range was. The company also moved to a 1TB per platter design, which along with other improvement means all its drives can now offer good performance. By streamlining the range it also simplifies production for Seagate, and makes things clearer for both OEMs and consumers alike. Basically, if you decide to buy a Barracuda, the only decision you have to make is how much storage you want.Now, when you go shopping for a Seagate hard drive you will be offered the Barracuda in storage capacities of 250GB right up to 3TB. All the drives will spin at 7,200rpm, they will all use a 6Gb/s interface, and any drive over 500GB in size will have a 64MB cache (the smaller drives will use 16MB). All the drives will include OptiCache for performance, AcuTrac for reliability, and SmartAlign for moving to 4ksectors. If you want to use a 3TB drive with an older machine, there’s also DiscWizard software included to make it work.The Barracuda Green drives will continue to be available until February next year, where as the XT is currently being re-branded as a hybrid SSD with no confirmed re-release date. As for the all new Barracuda drives, they should start appearing on Amazon, CDW, Newegg, and TigerDirect first.Read more at Seagate
Creating realistic, humanoid robots seems to be one thing the technology world hasn’t conquered successfully yet. Humanoid robots always seem to look frightening — right in the deepest depths of the uncanny vally — but at Disney animatronics are key for many of their attractions and rides. Disney Research has come up with a system that accurately recreates the face of any human and their facial expressions and put them onto an animatronic bot.Disney calls the process “face cloning” and they accomplish just it by first making a 3D scan of the face. During the scan the subject performs a variety of facial expressions while the computer uses motion capture technology to capture every detail of the expressions made, right down to where the wrinkles appear and how the skin moves. The result is a digital mesh of the face that Disney can use to create a design of a realistic robot head that will replicate each of the expressions the subject made during motion capture.Next is the skin. Disney prefer to use silicone because it’s what looks best on the robots, even if it isn’t the most realistic material available. The silicone skin differs in thickness in certain places to help make it move more like the real thing, and the digital model gives a guide on where the silicone should be adjusted as well as how it should be placed on the robot’s head.Liquid silicone is then injected into a 3D mold, the skin is attached to the head, and the process is complete. The only difference between this new clone of the original human being is that the head is slightly larger in order to compensate for the model’s more limited range of movements, but the difference is minor.This technology won’t only lead to better looking animatronics for Disney’s theme parks, it could also change the way we create humanoid robots. Disney is still looking to improve this tech though — the next step is increasingly flexible, multi-layered skin. This will make the skin and facial movements even more lifelike.More at Disney Research, via Gizmag
As we all know, Nintendo’s new console the Wii U is launching on November 18th with a host of games available and the pre-orders for it are already selling out everywhere.It’s not all good news for Nintendo fans, though. Nintendo has announced they won’t be selling the console’s unique GamePad separately until next year at the earliest. The main reason being that there are currently no games that use two GamePads scheduled for launch.That’s fair enough, but what if you break one? It’s not as accident prone as the Wii Remote as no one will be thrusting their gamepad towards their TV at speed, we hope. But since the Wii U is a family console a child could accidentally sit on it and crack the screen, spill liquid over it, or generally get too rough with the tablet controller.Nintendo has said they will replace any broken GamePad, but it comes at a cost. They will charge an undisclosed fee for replacing one, which we can guess will be around about $172 as that’s how much Japanese gamers have been told they’ll cost. Other than a lack of game support Nintendo may not want shelves filled with $170 controllers, and possibly couldn’t supply them even if it wanted to. The GamePad has been rumored to be quite difficult to manufacture.It probably wont be long after launch that someone does break their GamePad, and hopefully at that point they’ll share the process (and cost) of having Nintendo ship them out a new one.via TechRadar
2MM raised $87,000 which will be donated to children’s charities in Greece who are housing children affected by the economic crisis. The money will be used to buy beds, foods, medications and nappies. Yiannis Meravoglou and Fr Antoniou flew to Greece last week to deliver the necessary items to the charities: Kivitos tis Agapis Patra; Kivotos tou Kosmou; and PIKPA Voulas. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
L’UMP réagit au piratage de ses donnéesL’UMP réagit au piratage de données dont le parti majoritaire a été victime.Victimes de piratage, des données de membres clés de l’UMP ont été divulguées sur la Toile. C’est notamment le cas du secrétaire général du parti majoritaire qui a dû changer de numéro de téléphone tout comme un nombre important de ses collègues, révèle Le Figaro. Les informations qui sont apparues en ligne étaient hebergées chez un prestataire de service, Mes-Conseils.fr. Les pirates ont expliqué qu’ils s’étaient introduit très simplement dans le serveur du Groupe UMP de l’Assemblée nationale. L’UMP explique que : “l’enquête permettra de déterminer l’origine de la fuite. On ne peut pas vous dire si c’est cette société qui a été victime de piratage, le serveur d’hébergement ou l’ordinateur.” Par ailleurs, Christian Jacob qui avait déjà déposé plainte contre X veut élargir sa plainte au recel d’infos, et au viol du secret de la correspondance.Le 10 novembre 2011 à 19:09 • Maxime Lambert
June 23, 2008 – The U.S. obesity surgery device market is keeping pace with fast-changing technologies, new scientific findings and changing consumer demands to emerge a dynamic market, according to new analysis from Frost & Sullivan. According to Frost & Sullivan, there were 141,000 procedures in this market in 2006 and estimates it to reach 343,980 in 2013. “Previously viewed as a cosmetic impairment rather than a serious medical risk, technological innovations were limited due to minimal interest from the medical community and the lack of funding for development of such cures,” said Frost & Sullivan industry analyst Aarti Shetty. “With the greater attention to physical well-being among Americans, the growth potential of this market has improved dramatically.” The availability of better treatment options, more accessible medical institutions and better patient awareness are some motives fueling this trend, said the study. Not only patients but also venture capitalists are sitting up and taking notice of the developments in this market. The latter have recognized the considerable revenue potential of the market and are funding numerous start-ups catering to the moderately obese population. This interest by venture capitalists has driven technological improvements, intense product-based competition and ultimately an expansion of market scope and application. For more information: www.frost.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | June 22, 2008 Obesity Surgeries Experience Significant Growth
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"Why did the prime minister not pay a visit to Bihar during floods last year when there was a Grand Alliance government?. Modi’s visit is nothing but a ‘hawakhori’ (pleasure trip)" Prasad said The RJD chief also sought to create a wedge between JD(U) and BJP coalition government in the state by saying that "Sushil has claimed that the prime minister is coming to Bihar for the flood on his request. Sushil is trying to eclipse Chief Minister Nitish Kumar" By: Reuters | London | Published: January 1 2017 11:44 pm Olivier Giroud’s goal was uncannily similar to Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s goal for Manchester United against Sunderland on Boxing Day (Source: Premier League twitter) Top News Olivier Giroud scored with a superb improvised backheeled volley as Arsenal eased past struggling Crystal Palace with a 2-0 win that moved them into third spot in the Premier League on Sunday The France international produced a flying scorpion-like flick with his left heel to convert Alexis Sanchez’s cross while tumbling forward following an Arsenal counter-attack which helped build with another neat flick in the 17th minute It was uncannily similar to Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s goal for Manchester United against Sunderland on Boxing Day While Arsenal’s first goal was a stunning piece of improvisation their second after 55 minutes was a messy affair with Alex Iwobi’s looping header dropping in via Palace defender Joel Ward who failed to make a goalline clearance Christian Benteke wasted the best of Palace’s few chances when he headed wide shortly before Iwobi’s effort and though Sam Allardyce’s side did briefly rally having fallen two goals behind they never looked likely to get back into the game But Arsenal were dominant as they moved above Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur into third nine points behind rampant leaders Chelsea and one ahead of Tottenham Hotspur who beat Watford 4-1 away earlier on Sunday For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Saritha Rai | Published: August 23 2010 4:53 am Related News A fresh-faced Bangalore student is on a crusade to educate Indian school kids about the dangers skulking on the Internet and to drill into them the difference between Internet use and abuse Shaurya Saluja is barely 17 Through his RISE India (Raising Information Security Education India)Saluja is designing a cyber-safety and cyber-ethics curriculum that school boards in India can use to educate students on prudent ways of using the Internet The campaign could not be timelier Internet use by urban Indians as young as eight or nine is exploding Pressure is building up at school and at home for kids to become Internet-savvy With information technology becoming a favoured career paththe average age of kids going online independently is lessening India does not have an army of cyber cops scouring the Internet like in the Westwaiting to catch crooks and perverts preying on young children? According to police,Thank you for all your love and concern, Offline entrance exams would be held between 1 and 6 July. Reservations of seats are as per national policy for SC/ST/OBC candidates. Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017), I found the locals happy, it should thank the AAP leaders for building and sustaining the anti-incumbency mood over three years and finally, chipping away at the Congress’ core vote base. none of them has received any money.
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