Harry Kane led from the front for England they stole a vital point from Tunisia in their 2018 FIFA World Cup opener in Volgograd on Monday.Kane’s brace helped England beat the African nation 2-1 at the Volgograd Arena.Kane, who scored in the 11th minute to give England the lead, headed the ball past Tunisia’s reserve goalkeeper Farouk Ben Mustapha in the 91st minute to send Gareth Southgate and his teammates into euphoria as they all raced to catch their captain charismatic, who raced to the corner flag to celebrate.England will now be second in Group G behind Belgium, who had dispatched World Cup first-timers 3-0 earlier in the day in Sochi. Speaking after the match, a breathless yet proud Kane said that his team never stopped believing and it is a massive result for the lads.(MATCH REPORT | HIGHLIGHTS)”It’s massive. I’m so proud of the lads. It’s tough. We played so well especially in the first half and we could have scored a few more. We kept going. It’s a World Cup, you go to the last second. I’m absolutely buzzing,” said Kane.”We’ve done it for a while [had good resilience] since the gaffer has been here – he’s instilled it into us. We’ve got a great bond off the pitch so it’s great to see it on the pitch. We’ll get onto the plane happy tonight,” he added.What a feeling to score a winner for @England at the @FIFAWorldCup. Loved it! No less than we deserved. #ThreeLions #ENG #WorldCup pic.twitter.com/Pq93wOKHAdadvertisementHarry Kane (@HKane) June 18, 2018There were a few penalty shouts against the Tottenham Hotspur man but they were not given. Kane feels that the decisions were unjust but scoring towards the end was justice served.”We could have had a couple of penalties, especially when you look at theirs. A few corners, they were trying to grab, hold and stop us running. Maybe a bit of justice to score at the back post at the end. That’s football, that’s the ref. It showed good character to get on with it,” said the Spurs and England striker.Standing alone at the far post, Kane guided a headed pass from Harry Maguire into the net and the winning goal came at the end of a drab second half in which Tunisia defended deep and nullified England’s attack in the second half.2018 FIFA WORLD CUP: FULL HIGHLIGHTSIn the first half, Kane had put England ahead in the 11th minute when Tunisia keeper Mouez Hassen could only palm a strong header by John Stones on to the foot of the striker. Tunisia equalized in the 35th when Ferjani Sassi converted a penalty, shooting beyond the diving Jordan Pickford. The penalty was awarded after Kyle Walker caught Fakhreddine Ben Youssef with his arm.After the break, England struggled to maintain the intensity of the opening period and Tunisia looked more comfortable as they contained their opponents’ attack until Kane’s winner.But, captain Kane was very proud of his boys, who never really gave up and went on till the last whistle before he himself had the last laugh to down the Tunisians.”I’m really proud. We did a lot of work on training field and were itching to play. Get the nerves and excitement out of the play,” said a proud Kane.STAT | @HKane is the first player to score a brace for @England in a #WorldCup match since @GaryLineker in their 3-2AET win over Cameroon in 1990. pic.twitter.com/hgXUqoh23QFIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) June 18, 2018Kane now has scored 15 goals in 25 appearances for England. The last player to score more in their opening 25 games for the Three Lions was Gary Linekar.Also, he became first player to score against two different goalkeepers in the same World Cup match since Diego Forlan vs South Africa in 2010.Coach Southgate also praised the the 24-year-old and said that he is delighted for him.”I’m personally delighted. He will feel the pride in leading his country to a win in a World Cup match tonight is the most important thing.”
The Bill seeks to enable the implementation of child-diversion measures in dealing with children who come into conflict with the law. State Minister in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Floyd Green, says the Child Diversion Bill will contribute to the strengthening of the nation’s childcare and protection system.“What the Bill really does is to continue to strengthen our approach in relation to how we treat with children in our nation and in ensuring that we put the best interest of the child at the centre of all we do as a country,” Mr Green said.He was making his contribution to the Debate on the legislation during the sitting of the House of Representatives on Tuesday (April 3).The Bill seeks to enable the implementation of child-diversion measures in dealing with children who come into conflict with the law.Among the main objectives of the Bill are ensuring that every child in conflict with the law is treated in a manner that recognises and upholds human dignity and worth, diverting the child away from engaging in deviant and delinquent behaviours, and instilling in the child respect for the fundamental rights and freedoms of others.Mr. Green said the Bill makes it clear that the legislation should be interpreted in the best interest of the child, “which is a significant move in relation to our justice system and our child-protection system”.He highlighted that the Bill recommends that criminal proceedings are not to be instituted against a child if there is an alternative and appropriate means of dealing with the matter, adding that “this is a step in the right direction”.“Research has shown that the best interest of the child, especially in relation to when they have gone afoul of the law, is not to focus on the criminality but to focus on the rehabilitation of the child,” the State Minister said.The Bill will also see to the establishment of a Child Diversion office, Child Diversion committees, and a Child Diversion Oversight Committee. It also addresses the structure of the Child Diversion programme and the circumstances under which a child is to be referred, among other things.Child diversion is a process of implementing measures for dealing with children who are alleged, accused or recognised to have infringed the penal law, without resorting to the formal judicial proceedings.A National Child Diversion Policy was tabled in 2015 after consultation with all major stakeholders in Government, civil society and non-governmental organisations. Through this policy, a formal framework was established for dealing with children in conflict with the law throughout the criminal justice system and sought to ensure that detention of a child offender as punishment for antisocial behaviour is a measure of last resort.One key objective of the policy was to develop the mechanism to not only divert children who come into conflict with the law but also to empower them to become responsible and productive citizens through the use of methodologies that are consistent with restorative justice practices.Debate on the Bill was suspended until the next sitting of the House of Representatives. “What the Bill really does is to continue to strengthen our approach in relation to how we treat with children in our nation and in ensuring that we put the best interest of the child at the centre of all we do as a country,” Mr Green said. Story Highlights State Minister in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Floyd Green, says the Child Diversion Bill will contribute to the strengthening of the nation’s childcare and protection system.
zoomImage Courtesy: AIDA Cruises German cruise line AIDA Cruises, part of Carnival Corporation, has revealed plans to expand its fleet with one more ship in 2019. To be named AIDAmira, the ship will be deployed in the company’s Selection program, sailing to South Africa.As informed, the vessel in question is Costa neoRiviera and will be transferred from Costa Cruises’ fleet.“The feedback we have received from our guests and the high demand for our AIDA Selection program continually inspires us to keep expanding our variety of routes (…) Therefore, we are very pleased to have found with the Costa neoRiviera the perfect ship within the Costa Group for our explorer fleet at such short notice. Many of our guests have been hoping for AIDA cruises to South Africa for a long time. I am pleased that we are now able to fulfill this wish,” Felix Eichhorn, President AIDA Cruises, commented.Currently, AIDA Selection program includes three ships – AIDAaura, AIDAcara and AIDAvita.Following remodeling and refurbishment works, AIDAmira is scheduled to depart on its maiden voyage on December 4, 2019, from Palma, Majorca.AIDA Cruises will welcome a new fleet member also in November 2018, when AIDAnova is expected to be delivered to the cruise line. Apart from AIDAnova, two more newbuilds will join AIDA Cruises in 2021 and 2023, bringing the company’s fleet to sixteen ships.
OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is promising close collaboration with the premiers throughout negotiations to overhaul the North American Free Trade Agreement.In return, the provincial leaders are pledging a united front to vigorously defend Canada’s interests in the talks, which are set to start Aug. 16.The exchange of promises came in a conference call Trudeau held Thursday with provincial and territorial leaders.Canada’s ambassador to the United States, David MacNaughton, also participated.A summary of the call released by the Prime Minister’s Office says the first ministers agreed to continue working closely together to ensure the message about the value of NAFTA and the trade relationship with Canada is understood by key decision-makers in the U.S.Federal and provincial leaders, ministers and officials have for months been conducting a full-court press in the U.S. to make that case with American state and federal legislators and business leaders.
VANCOUVER – Environment Minister Catherine McKenna confronted a reporter for The Rebel on Friday, demanding he make a commitment that the far-right website stop calling her “climate Barbie.”The exchange occurred at a news conference after a meeting of provincial, territorial and federal environment ministers in Vancouver.Christopher Wilson identified himself as a Rebel reporter and asked McKenna a question about the federal government’s opinion on the role of hydroelectricity as a clean power source.“So you’re the Rebel Media that happens to call me ‘climate Barbie.’ I certainly hope that you will no longer use that hashtag,” McKenna said.Wilson replied that he personally has never called her that name.However, the reporter has used it at least twice on Twitter and it appeared in an article published under his byline in January. He did not immediately respond to a request for comment.McKenna pushed Wilson for a commitment that The Rebel will stop using that name in its articles and on social media.“Me personally, yes, but I don’t have editorial control of others,” Wilson responded.Wilson then accused McKenna of banning one of The Rebel’s correspondents from going to an upcoming climate conference, which McKenna denied and said she wrote a letter encouraging the outlet to come so they could learn about climate change.“Absolutely, and I have a legitimate question about hydroelectricity’s role,” Wilson said.McKenna interjected that she was just asking for a commitment that the outlet won’t call her names, talk about the colour of her hair or make fun of her.“The reason I’m asking you not to do this is because I have two daughters. There are lots of girls that want to get into politics and it is completely unacceptable that you do this,” she said.Wilson replied by saying he finds it unacceptable that McKenna “smears” people who question climate change as “deniers” with “all the connotations of the Holocaust denial.”McKenna ultimately thanked Wilson for his commitment to stop using the term and addressed his question on hydroelectricity.The Rebel did not immediately respond to a request for comment, but on Saturday morning founder Ezra Levant tweeted, “Appointed to fill a gender quota; unable to control her emotions when criticized; spends taxes on vanity photo shoots. #ClimateBarbie fits.And after his testy exchange with the minister Wilson wrote in a Twitter post, “Our Alberta bureau chief coined the phrase ‘Climate Barbie,’ a reference to McKenna’s shallowness. She did not disprove that tonight.”In September, Conservative MP Gerry Ritz apologized for calling McKenna “climate Barbie” on Twitter, saying the term is “not reflective of the role the minister plays.”
Kolkata: A day after scores of passengers were inconvenienced at the Kolkata airport due to technical glitches in the check-in system, a senior official said it took the authorities nine hours to restore normal services. “The system, which slowed down and conked off around 5.15pm yesterday (Monday), was up and running by 2.30am,” Airport Director Kaushik Bhattacharjee said Tuesday. A tweet by Kolkata Airport thanked passengers and other stakeholders for their patience. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari Puja”The Local Area Network has been restored around 2:30am. We thank our passengers, airlines and all the stakeholders for the patience and cooperation,” it said. Five Kolkata-bound flights were also diverted Monday evening owing to bad weather in the city. The technical snag did not affect the arrival of flights to Kolkata, thunderstorms and subsequent rain did, a spokesperson of Airports Authority of India (AAI) said. “A Singapore Airline flight was diverted to Dhaka, three others were diverted to Bhubaneswar and one to Lucknow,” the spokesperson said. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayThe Airports Authority of India (AAI) owns and manages more than 100 airports – including the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International (NSCBI) Airport in Kolkata. A fault was detected at the local area network (LAN) of NSCBI Airport Monday evening, hampering check-in process of the passengers. Around 30 flights were delayed by an average of 20-25 minutes as boarding passes had to be issued manually. The airlines, therefore, have been issuing boarding passes manually since 5.30 pm, the official added. “The Internet server has been down since 5.30 pm and it is likely to start working from 10.30 pm on Monday. Around 30 flights have been delayed in between 5.30 pm and 9 pm by an average time of 20-25 minutes,” said an AAI official. The official said the IT team of the AAI worked diligently to resolve the issue. Several thousand passengers who were to board flights at the Kolkata airport on Monday evening were caught in serpentine queues at airline check-in counters as the system used to issue boarding pass to passengers and tickets for registered baggage blanked out during peak hour. The glitch and the resultant slowdown in check-in process delayed departing flights by 25 minutes to an hour. Incoming flights were, however, not affected and touched down at the airport on time.