UK says China’s security law is serious violation of Hong Kong treaty

first_imgJohnson said Britain would stand by its pledge to give British National Overseas (BNO) passport-holders in Hong Kong a path to British citizenship, allowing them to settle in the United Kingdom.Almost 3 million Hong Kong residents are eligible for the passport. There were 349,881 holders of the passports as of February.Hong Kong’s autonomy was guaranteed under the “one country, two systems” agreement enshrined in the Sino-British Joint Declaration signed by then Chinese Premier Zhao Ziyang and British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.Hong Kong was handed back to China on July 1, 1997, after more than 150 years of British rule – imposed after Britain defeated China in the First Opium War. China had never recognized the “unequal treaties” allowing Britain’s rule of Hong Kong island, the Kowloon peninsula and later its lease of the rural New Territories. The United Kingdom said China’s imposition of a security law on Hong Kong was a “clear and serious” violation of the 1984 Joint Declaration and that London would offer around 3 million residents of the former colony a path to British citizenship.Hong Kong police fired water cannon and tear gas and arrested nearly 200 people as protesters took to the streets in defiance of sweeping security legislation introduced by China that they say is aimed at snuffing out dissent.”The enactment and imposition of this national security law constitute a clear and serious breach of the Sino-British Joint Declaration,” Prime Minister Boris Johnson told parliament on Wednesday. Topics :center_img Hong kong rowForeign Secretary Dominic Raab said Britain had carefully assessed China’s national security legislation since it was published late on Tuesday.”It constitutes a clear violation of the autonomy of Hong Kong, and a direct threat to the freedoms of its people, and therefore I’m afraid to say it is a clear and serious violation of the Joint Declaration treaty between the United Kingdom and China,” Raab told Reuters and the BBC.Authorities in Beijing and Hong Kong have repeatedly said the legislation is aimed at a few “troublemakers” and will not affect rights and freedoms, nor investor interests.Raab said he would set out shortly the action Britain would take with its international partners.”China, through this national security legislation, is not living up to its promises to the people of Hong Kong,” Raab said. “We will live up to our promises.”Asked about how the West should deal with Chinese President Xi Jinping, Raab said:”Obviously, China is a leading member of the international community. And it is precisely because of that, that we expect it to live up to its international obligations and its international responsibilities. For trust in China’s ability to do that, today has been a big step backwards.” last_img read more

Berge Bulk Expands Fleet with New Ore Carrier

first_imgSingapore-based dry bulk owner Berge Bulk has taken delivery of the latest in the series of four 262,000 dwt vessels, the Berge Annapurna.Featuring a length of 327 meters and a width of 57 meters, the company’s newest ore carrier vessel was constructed by China’s Longxue shipyard and delivered to its owner on July 21.Sailing under the flag of Isle of Man, the vessel will be deployed on the routes between Australia and China.As part of Berge Bulk’s effort to minimize impacts on the ocean and the environment, Berge Annapurna was equipped with several energy saving devices, including the ENSaver, an energy monitoring software that provides a dashboard overview of all vital sensors to ensure the ship runs on optimum parameters; the rudder bulb and the Hub Vortex Absorbed Fins (HVAF), designed to reduce energy losses from the large propellers.The vessel is also equipped with a Hull Monitoring System that enables the crew to monitor the stress responses in the hull structure during operations.last_img read more

Trade fair promotes Antique tour sites, local products

first_imgShe said next year, DOT-6 is planningto focus on the promotion of lesser-explored provinces such as Antique andGuimaras. “In agriculture, tourism, trade,culture, and environment sectors, you name it, Antique’s time has come,”Catalbas added. Food exhibitors from the province werealso present, including the Laua-an Multi-Purpose Cooperative, Ariana’s CocoProducts, Enriqueta’s, Bulolacao-Calooy-Tulatula-Sikap Organization, 2Ms, CampEufre Farmers Association, Esparar Multi-Purpose Cooperative, and the StoneCave United La-Union Farmers Association, which brought the province’s localproducts ranging from “muscovado” sugar, candies, virgin coconut oil products,roasted coffee, peanut, taro chips, sweet potato chips, ginger, turmeric,squash, monggo, “kadyos,” “batwan,” corn, “gabi,” canton squash, to “moringga”powder. Deputy speaker Loren Legarda (5th from left), Gov. Rhodora Cadiao (3rd from right) and officials of the Department of Tourism-Antique lead the ribbon-cutting ceremony of the Philippine Harvest at the Central Square in Taguig City on Nov. 29. PNA/JOYCE ROCAMORA “I have committed to dedicate 2020 to Antiqueand Guimaras because all our local government units are already up there butthese two provinces are still way below. They are among the smallest in thecountry,” Catalbas added.  “The province of Antique has a strongemerging tourist destination in Western Visayas. It has pristine beaches,majestic sceneries, unique adventures, exotic beaches, and agriculturalproducts derived from homegrown coconut, sugarcane, banana, cassava, and sweetpotato,” DOT-6 director Helen Catalbas said on Friday. SAN JOSE, Antique – The local foodproducts unique in this province, and its nature destinations, were under thespotlight during the 2019 Philippine Harvest Antique – a Department of Tourism(DOT) initiative launched in Taguig City.  Over 10 weaving associations sold theprovince’s famous “patadyong” or multi-functional wrap-around cloth made ofcotton blends in plaid pattern, and hand-woven scarf, shawl, bags, T-shirts,shoes, hand-painted pillows, “bariw” and “banig” bags, place mats, carpets, hotpods, runners, embroidered products, and accessories. Philippine Harvest is a trade fairthat brings together the “best” of what each region across the country has tooffer. For its seventh edition, Antique was the focus.(With a report from PNA/PN)last_img read more

JCD Varsity Track Results

first_imgOn April 8, The Jac-Cen-Del Varsity Track traveled to Lawerenceburg for a 5 way meet. Teams also included where South Ripley, Shawe Memorial and Oldenburg. Boys finished 4th and Girls 3rd in the meet.Highlights for JCD is:  Ladies-Kelsey Bowling 1st 100H-17.97, 3rd 300H-55.84 , 2nd Long Jump -15’6″; Jenna Hughes 3rd 1600M-6:09, 2nd 800M-2:42, 1st High Jump-4’10”; Abby Wagner 4th 100M-14.35; Kayla Bowling 3rd Long Jump-13’4″;Rosie Newhart 1st Shot -30’2″, 1st Discus- 80’7″; Sasha Wagner 3rd High Jump-4’8″; and Celest DeChristopher 5th Shot-23′.Mens-Eli Wagner 3rd 100M-11.9; Chris Kissel 4th 1600M-5:15, 5th 800M-2:35; Rodney Dobbs 3rd 1600M-5:10; Jacob Dodge 5th 3200- 14:30; Tyler Johnson 2nd Shot- 40′, 1st Discus-117’7″; Chris Douglas 5th Discus- 70’7; and John Schmitt- 3rd HighJump-4’10”.On April 10th, The JCD Varsity Track team traveled to Switzerland Co. fora 3way meet. Other team included Rising Sun.Boys finished 3rd and Girls 2nd.Girls: Switzerland 1st-73, JCD 2nd-43, Rising Sun 3rd-35,Boys: Rising Sun 1st-65, Switzerland 2nd-49, JCD 3rd- 35Highlights are:  Ladies-Kelsey Bowling 1st 100H-16.49, 1st 300H-:53.3, 1st LongJump-15’6″, Abby Wagner 1st 100D-14.76, 3rd 200M-:32.58,Minnie 4th 100D- 15.99 Jenna Hughes 4th 1600M-6:23, 3rd 800M-2:51, 2nd HighJump-4’8″, Kayla Bowling 3rd 400D-1:13, 3rd LongJump-13’3″, Celest DeChristopher 4th 200D-:34.44, Sasha Wagner 3rd High Jump- 4’8″, andRosie Newhart 3rd Shot- 31’9″, 3rd Disc-89’7″Mens-Eli Wagner 3rd 100D-:12.0, 3rd 200D-:25.2, 2nd LongJump-17’9″,Dakota Ebbing 4th 100D-:12.6, Chris Kissel 2nd 1600M-5:15, 2nd 800M-2:26,Rodney Dobbs 3rd 1600M-5:26, 3rd 800M-2:46,  John Schmitt- 3rd 400D-:59.1, 4th HighJump- 5’2″,  Jacob Dodge 3rd 3200- 14:46,  and Tyler Johnson 1st Disc-117’7″, 1st Shot – 42’1″.Submitted by JCD Coach Larry Hammond.last_img read more

Real Madrid close in on La Liga title as Ramos strike sinks Getafe

first_imgReal Madrid captain Sergio Ramos kept his nerve to score a late penalty kick and help his side secure a hard-fought 1-0 home win over Getafe on Thursday.It was a sixth consecutive La Liga victory for them, and it helped to take his side one step closer to winning the title. Ramos coolly passed the ball into the net to break the deadlock in the 79th minute after Dani Carvajal was felled by the trailing leg of Getafe’s Mathias Olivera.Olivera was earlier denied a penalty kick, after being knocked over by Carvajal.The late strike felt harsh on Getafe, who had squandered a couple of chances to take the lead.But Zinedine Zidane’s side once again saw out a difficult game to capitalise on FC Barcelona’s 2-2 draw with Atletico Madrid on Tuesday.Real Madrid, who have not won the title since 2017, lead the table on 74 points, four ahead of Barca with five games left. They have a superior head-to-head record over the Catalans, which would give them the trophy if both teams finished the season level on points.“Today was like a final for us and that’s how we approached it,” said Real Madrid’s Dani Carvajal.“Getafe caused us plenty of problems, particularly in the first half. But we put in a serious performance and are delighted to be taking the three points home with us.”Real Madrid were without joint-record signing Eden Hazard through injury, and their fitness troubles continued when defender Raphael Varane was forced off in the first half with a head injury.Eder Militao replaced him. Real Madrid’s neighbours Getafe have a reputation for being one of the toughest teams to break down in the league, which they certainly lived up to.Real Madrid struggled to carve out many clear chances.Their best effort before the penalty kick fell to Vinicius Jr., who busted a gut to get on the end of a cross.But he failed to generate enough power to beat Getafe goalkeeper David Soria.RelatedPosts Bale completes Tottenham return from Real Madrid Tottenham sign £25m Sergio Reguilon Live stream Premier League, La Liga, Serie A on Showmax Pro this weekend Real Madrid’s Thibaut Courtois made an outstanding early save to repel a deflected shot from Getafe’s Xabier Etxeita.He watched on as Jaime Mata fired narrowly over the bar after a giveaway from Real Madrid defender Ferland Mendy.Reuters/NAN.Tags: GetafeLa LigaReal MadridSergio Ramoslast_img read more

Best sports tirade

first_imgPoppyMcGrath is who I thought he was; he’s who I thought he was. I played him in Point-Counter Point preseason … McGrath is who I thought he was! That’s why I took the damn field. Now if you want to crown him, then crown his ass! But he is who I thought he was, and I let him off the hook!After leading by more than 20 points through the first three quarters of last week, my Point-Counter Point argument choked on the last day. To make matters worse, McGrath didn’t even have one offensive vote; he scored all his points on defense — that is, stuffing the ballot at the last minute. Kevin Federline, are you kidding me?Anyway … enough of the Denny Green references, because I can’t afford a hangover like his Cardinals did against the Raiders last week. Even though he fits into this week’s Best Sports Tirade argument, he doesn’t deserve the honor. Only one crybaby is deserving of this prestigious award.Living up to the hype of being the No. 2 overall pick in the draft is no easy chore, let alone being the guy picked behind Peyton Manning. Having a quarterback rating of 39 doesn’t help, either. It was only a matter of time before Ryan Leaf blew up — everyone was just waiting for it.Simply put, Leaf sucked. The fans knew it, his teammates knew it — heck, even he probably knew it. But what really ticked him off was once the media knew it — which didn’t take very long.Leaf was never a media darling so once he was caught in the locker room, shouting at a camera man, “Don’t talk to me, alright!? KNOCK IT OFF!” all anyone could do was laugh. Better yet, teammates had to hold him back as he was livid following a simple question.Best. Sports Tirade. Ever.McGrathI hear Poppy is complaining about his choking and me going against my high-ethical principles and voting for myself. I’ve only got one thing to say about his whining: He needs to practice.If Poppy can’t practice, Poppy can’t practice. It is as simple as that. He isn’t about that at all. It’s easy to sum it up if you’re just talking about practice. We’re sitting here, and he’s supposed to be the franchise player, and we’re talking about practice. I mean listen, we’re sitting here talking about practice, not a column, not a column, not a column, but we’re talking about practice. Not the column that he goes out there and dies for and types every key like it’s his last, but we’re talking about practice man. How silly is that?The kid just doesn’t want to practice, and that’s why he’s always getting taken down in the PCP. Now I know that I’m supposed to lead by example and all that but I’m not shoving that aside like it doesn’t mean anything. I know it’s important, I honestly do but we’re talking about Poppy’s practice. We’re talking about Poppy’s practice man. We’re talking about Poppy’s practice. We’re talking about Poppy’s practice. We’re not talking about my winning columns. We’re talking about practice. When you come to Herald Sports, and you see me type, you’ve seen me type right, you’ve seen me give everything I’ve got, but we’re talking about Poppy practicing right now. Some people might think that the ‘Answer’ is my answer for my best sports tirade. Some people might be very wrong. As great as Allen Iverson is, nobody can touch the greatness that is Jim Mora who has two candidates. There’s the world famous playoff rant where Mora responds to a question about his team’s playoff chances as if he had been asked if he was planning to pose for a bikini calendar spread.Then there is the lesser-known tirade where Mora uses the word “diddly-poo” before using much more common expletives. Classic. And for bonus points, I’ll even use my favorite Mora quote of all time to summarize Poppy’s argument:”In my opinion, that sucked.”Point: Mora.last_img read more

MBB : Jackson signs with professional team in France

first_img Comments Rick Jackson’s post-NBA draft plans are playing out like he envisioned.After not being selected in the two-round draft back on June 23, Jackson decided he would play overseas for a year before returning to the United States as a free agent. As of Tuesday, that’s exactly what Jackson’s future looks like.Jackson signed a one-year contract with Chorale Roanne of the French Ligue Nationale de Basketball’s Pro A division, the top league in France that has produced NBA players such as Tony Parker and Bruce Bowen. Jackson’s father, Rick Jackson Sr., confirmed the news, which was announced on Chorale Roanne’s website Tuesday.‘He’s going to go over there, work on his game a little more,’ Jackson Sr. said. ‘We know he’s going to get a double-double, but we just want him to work on his game a little more.‘And then he’s going to come back here as a free agent next year and go to one of the teams in the NBA.’AdvertisementThis is placeholder textJackson graduated from Syracuse last May after a standout senior season. He led the Big East in field goal percentage, rebounds and blocks, averaged a double-double per game (13.1 points, 10.3 rebounds) and was named the Big East Defensive Player of the Year in his final season with the Orange.The power forward worked out for nine different NBA teams prior to the draft and was projected as a late second round pick. But his name was never called, which his father said led to some bitterness and the decision to play overseas.Jackson Sr. said the San Antonio Spurs and Atlanta Hawks both invited Jackson to team tryouts immediately following the draft, but his son had already made up his mind to go abroad.‘(Rick) said the Spurs had the 59th pick,’ Jackson Sr. said. ‘They should have picked him then.’Jackson could not be reached for comment on joining Chorale Roanne. His agent, B.J. Armstrong of the Wasserman Media Group, did not return phone calls to The Daily Orange.But Jackson’s father said Tuesday Jackson’s plan remains the same as it was after the draft — to play in Europe for a year before returning to the NBA as a free agent next season.‘That’s his dream,’ Jackson Sr. said. ‘And he’s not going to stop chasing his dream.’Jackson Sr. also added that Jackson has been working on his game with his former AAU coach Aaron Abbott in Philadelphia and will continue that training until he leaves for France in August.‘I would love to have had his name get called (in the draft),’ Jackson Sr. said. ‘But for some reason, it didn’t get called. But he’ll be fine. He’ll go over there for one year. And he’ll come back and make a team. No doubt about that.’zjbrown@syr.edu Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Published on July 4, 2011 at 12:00 pmlast_img read more

USC Provost named president of Cornell University

first_imgProvost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Elizabeth Garrett will leave USC to become the 13th president of Cornell University, effective July 1.Provost and vice president for student affairs Elizabeth Garrett will become Cornell University’s first female president effective July 1st. — Daily Trojan File PhotoGarrett, who has held her current position at USC since 2010, will serve as Cornell’s first female president. She will succeed President David J. Skorton, who is leaving Cornell to assume a position as secretary of the Smithsonian Institution.“I am honored by the confidence that the board has placed in me to lead Cornell, and I am excited to work with the faculty, students, staff and alumni to continue and enhance their commitment to academic excellence; their influential involvement in research and education throughout the world; their long tradition of egalitarianism, inclusion, and public service; and their deep engagement with New York,” Garrett said in a statement.Cornell led a six-month national search before appointing Garrett as the university’s next president. Chairman of Cornell’s board of trustees, Robert Harrison said that he is proud to welcome Garrett as the university’s next president.“[Provost Garrett] has not only distinguished herself as an inspirational leader, thinker and scholar, but she also embodies the values and traditions that have placed Cornell at the forefront of the increasingly global field of higher education,” Harrison said in a statement. “She is going to be a great president.”Garrett came to USC in 2003 as a professoriate. She served as USC’s vice president for academic planning and budget before becoming the university’s second-ranking officer and first female provost. Garrett was also named the Frances R. and John J. Duggan Professor of Law, Political Science, Finance and Business Economic and Public Policy.As provost, Garrett is responsible for overseeing the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences and USC’s professional schools. She also supervises the divisions of student affairs, research, libraries, information technology services, student religious life and enrollment services.During her time as Provost, Garrett has recruited administrators and faculty members from across the academic disciplines. She has also accelerated the recruitment of the Provost Professors, created the Provost’s Postdoctoral Scholars Program in the Humanities and helped to develop the USC Strategic Vision: Matching Deeds to Ambitions. President C.L. Max Nikias, who has worked alongside Garrett on his senior leadership team for nine years, spoke highly of Garrett’s accomplishments at USC.“I am personally thrilled for Provost Garrett, who has served the USC community with exceptional dedication since 2003,” USC President C.L. Max Nikias wrote in a letter to the USC Community. “[S]he has proven to be a remarkably dynamic leader, showing boundless energy in advancing the university’s initiatives, and a singular gift for innovative and tactical thinking. She will be deeply missed at USC.”Garrett received her B.A. in history with distinction from the University of Oklahoma and her J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law. Before joining USC’s faculty Garrett was a professor of law at the University of Chicago, where she also served as deputy dean for academic affairs. Before entering the academic field, Garrett served as budget and tax counsel and legislative director for Oklahoma then-Sen. David L. Boren, and also clerked for Justice Thurgood Marshall on the U.S. Supreme Court.last_img read more

Syracuse buries Texas Rio Grande Valley by making 2nd-most 3s in program history

first_img Related Stories Brittney Sykes shows evolved skill set in Syracuse’s 91-32 win against Texas Rio Grande Valley Facebook Twitter Google+ Taylor Ford reached her right arm behind her back, pretending to pull out an arrow then fire it into the air.  “I got another one,” she said, repeating the motion, “and another one.”Syracuse guard Brianna Butler had just lined up in the left corner, caught a pass from guard Brittney Sykes and drilled a 3-point shot. Then, Butler knocked the ball away on the press, ran to the right wing behind the arc, caught another pass from Sykes and netted a 3 again.Like Ford’s imaginary arrows, Syracuse’s 3s just kept coming. Seven long-distance makes in the first quarter alone led to 37 points for the Orange — more than the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley scored all game. Syracuse (10-3) knocked down 14 3-pointers on the day — second-most all-time for the SU — and decimated the Vaqueros (8-7) in a 91-32 win at the Carrier Dome on Friday. The Orange finished non-conference play and will face its first Atlantic Coast Conference opponent in No. 12 Duke (11-3) at 1 pm. on Sunday at home.“When you look at making 14 3s or you look at making 13 3s that’s a ton of shots,” head coach Quentin Hillsman said, “and that’s a ton of 3-point field goals you put in the books.”Hillsman wasn’t happy with the way his team started either of the last two games. In the win over Drexel on Dec. 29, it opened the game 1-for-17 and in the win over Howard on Dec. 30, he took out his starters just a minute and a half into the game. In the Drexel game, the Dragons hit 4 3s and held a 22-9 lead over the Orange after one period.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBut on Friday, Butler went 4-for-8 from 3-point land in the first quarter en route to a 37-10 first-quarter lead. She finished with five 3s and led the team with 19 points. After the first 10 minutes of play, Syracuse was on pace to score 148 points, shoot 72 3s and make 28 of them.All but the points would have been NCAA records.“When we’re hitting 3s in transition we become unguardable,” Sykes said. “And then you get the first quarter like we did.”Syracuse’s players were consistently open on the wings and in the corners. Off the press, driving teammates would draw defenders into the lane before dishing the ball outside for a triple.  In the half court, SU players ran off screens. Occasionally the wings in UTRGV’s zone would drift away from a Syracuse player that hadn’t left her spot behind the arc all possession.Prior to the season, assistant coach Vonn Read stressed maximizing the team’s points per possession, Hillsman said, which means taking more 3-pointers.Friday’s thrashing of UTRGV was the result. By halftime, the Orange was just one conversion shy of its goal to make 10 3s each game.“It’s really hard to defend a team that shoots a lot of 3s,” Butler said, adding that she doesn’t think any team in the country could keep up with the start SU had to the game.On the first 3-pointer in the second quarter, Syracuse guard Jade Phillips joined Ford’s celebration, loading the arrows into her fictional quiver. Butler took over archery duties when Ford was on the court.The more the Orange continued to make 3s the more the players on the bench had to tweak the celebrations.After Julia Chandler and Maggie Morrison hit back-to-back 3s with 3:30 left in the game, Sykes bent low to the ground, stretched her arm back so her elbow was nearly touching the floor and fired off the last arrow. Commentscenter_img Published on January 1, 2016 at 3:51 pm Contact Jon: jrmettus@syr.edu | @jmettuslast_img read more

SportPesa showcases its intensity with ‘Take Every Opportunity’

first_img BtoBet refines African SMS payment options with Tola Mobile  August 20, 2020 Share StumbleUpon Related Articles Kenyan betting group SportPesa has launched its first UK multi-media marketing campaign ‘Take Every Opportunity – #Makeitcount ’ developed under the creative guidance of sports marketing agency Chime Sports London.Launched this week across BT Sport football programming (EPL & Champions League matches) SportPesa marketing details that it seeks to showcase the high intensity the new betting brand will bring to the UK betting scene.Developing SportPesa’s UK profile, Chime Sports highlights a number of the bookmaker’s sponsorships (Everton FC) and charity initiatives (Kits For Africa), displayed in the campaign’s narrative.Backing the launch of ‘Take Every Opportunity’ Shaun Simmonds, Head of Marketing for SportPesa said:“SportPesa is passionate about sport and taking every opportunity. Our brand positioning is at the heart of everything we stand for, whether it’s supporting professional or grassroots clubs, our Kits for Africa initiative, or providing unique global opportunities for African and European clubs to play each other Share Betsson sees strong prospects in disrupted Kenya June 19, 2020 Kenya Finance Bill carries tax rescind waiting on Kenyatta approval  June 25, 2020 Submitlast_img read more