Cameroon defy Senegal, storm AFCON semis

first_imgShare on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2 Cameroon 0 (5) Senegal 0 (4)Burkina Faso 2 Tunisia 0SundayEgypt vs MoroccoDRC vs GhanaFranceville, Gabon | AFP | Sadio Mane agonisingly missed from the spot to allow Cameroon to beat Senegal 5-4 in a penalty shoot-out in their Africa Cup of Nations quarter-final tie on Saturday.The match went to penalties after a goalless 120 minutes in the southern Gabonese town of Franceville.After each side had successfully converted their first four penalties, Liverpool star Mane’s effort was stopped by Fabrice Ondoa in the Cameroon goal. Vincent Aboubakar then stepped up to score and take the Indomitable Lions through to the last four at the expense of a Senegal side who were widely fancied coming into the tournament.Cameroon, who also beat Senegal on penalties in the final of the 2002 Cup of Nations, can now look forward to a semi-final tie against either DR Congo or Ghana in Franceville on Thursday.Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals line-upFeb 1 Burkina Faso v Egypt or MoroccoFeb 2 Cameroon v Democratic Republic of Congo or Ghanalast_img read more

Brave India lose late on to Oman

first_imgAdvertisement 6NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs6etwWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E99hi3( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) xnzrWould you ever consider trying this?😱brb991Can your students do this? 🌚kiy2Roller skating! mt7See more on YT⬇️⬇️⬇️See morej75Body tricks that only special people can do pt-1qojHow though? 🤔😂#AdrenalineJunkiesbgkA visualization of how Karma works 91fhi6rrPowered by Firework Skipper Sunil Chhetri’s strike wasn’t enough for India as they went on to lose 1-2 to Oman, in the opening game of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers in Guwahati on Thursday. Oman scored twice through a Rabia Alawi Al Mandhar brace, both of which came in the final eight minutes of the match.Advertisement Earlier though, India dominated the first half with more shots and possession with the 35-year-old Indian captain, put them ahead on the 24th minute mark with his 72nd goal for the Blue Tigers. Meanwhile, Omani left winger Mandhar, flicked the ball past Indian keeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu to restore parity in the 82nd minute. More disappointment followed after he completed his brace in the 89th minute silencing the vocal fans at the stadium.Advertisement Ashique Kuruniyan, who returned to the Indian squad after a while following his injury, created problems for the Oman defence with his pace down the left flank. He was fouled by Abdulaziz Al Ghailani during one of his runs and India earned a free kick on the edge of the box. Brandon Fernandes took the set-piece quickly and passed the ball in the middle of the box and Chhetri fooling his marker, scored with his left-foot, much to the celebration of the Indian fans. Prior to that, an effort from Udanta Singh was denied in the 15th minute by the crossbar and central defender Sandesh Jhingan failed to head the ball home from a corner taken by Anirudh Thapa in the 20th minute.Oman pressed quite hard in the closing stages of the first half, with Gurpreet blocking an Ahmed Kano header in the 43rd minute keeping India’s lead intact for a while. However, the visitors had the last laugh as they made a strong fightback in the second period leaving both the Indian players and fans frustrated.Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Intelligence Bureau denies bugging in Finance Minister’s office

first_imgPranab Mukherjee clarified that no bugging device has been found in initial probe by IB.The Intelligence Bureau has denied that the finance minister’s office was bugged. IB sources said the security and intelligence agencies carry out a four-level check for at least key ministries on Raisina Hills — Defence, Home, MEA and Finance. The drill includes shadowing of key officials, which was done in case of Ravi Inder Singh, Director of Internal Security in the Home Ministry. Singh was arrested a few months ago. Cell phone calls of key officials are also monitored. Hard disks of computers of officials handling sensitive charges are scanned. Electronic sweeps are also part of the security drill. IB sources told Headlines Today that they conducted a through probe into the complaint that several offices, including that of Finance Minister, were bugged. Sources said it seems to be a case of false alarm. No bugging devices have been found in the initial probe, a fact that Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee himself has confirmed. “Regarding the bugging in my office?I would like to clarify that IB probed, but found nothing,” Mukherjee said on Tuesday.FM urged probe Mukherjee had urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to undertake a secret probe to look into the attempt to bug his office. Fears of a breach in Pranab’s office surfaced after taxmen and security agencies found as many as 16 adhesives strips planted in North Block offices of the Finance Minister and his officials. The adhesive strips were found in the offices of Pranab’s advisor, personal secretary and two conference rooms.  Pranab wrote a letter in September 2010 to prime minister asking him to order a secret probe. The Central Board of Direct taxes also conducted electronic sweeps.  The CBDT is particularly alarmed that the surface of the strips had grooves, which suggested planting of tiny devices that have been pulled out later. The CBDT chairman has also confirmed to Headlines Today about these adhesive strips.advertisementOpposition attacks govt Launching an attack on the UPA, the BJP said on Tuesday “this is a non-functioning government”. “The UPA government has lost its way. Things have reached such a pass that Pranab suspects that his office is bugged. Who is doing this? The fact that a private company was investigating suspicions of bugging indicates that the FM has no faith in Home Minister P. Chidambaram,” BJP spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain said. “There is civil war underway within the government and between ministers. This is a serious issue. People want to know who is snooping on the FM. Pranab has no faith in his home minister. This is a non-functioning government. Senior leaders within the party are sparring against the PM. The Congress president needs to reply what is the party’s stand on the matter,” Shahnawaz added. “These things are quite possible in the given situation. The Finance Ministry is the most sensitive ministry. Economics is the real politics today. There’s cut-throat competition with corporate houses working at cross-purposes and trying to influence policies,” CPI leader D. Raja said.  Raja added, “You come across such bugging n American thrillers. Now for the first time, you hear of something like this vis-a-vis our own government. Pranab must have had some serious doubts. Otherwise, why would he take it up with the PM? Some people say it was only chewing gum. But why was it everywhere? There is something dubious. It shows some serious situation that is emerging in the country.”  Senior BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said, “Bugs in the FM office is a serious issue. The government should clarify who is responsible – ASAP – when there are serious cases of economic offences.”For more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.last_img read more

LITTER DASH PLANNED TO CLEAN UP SIOUX CITY ONCE SNOW MELTS…

first_imgThe snow has covered up much of the litter around Sioux City, but once it melts, plans are underway to clean it up.Melissa Campbell of the city’s Environmental Services Department, says the city will host the third annual “Litter Dash” on April 26th:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/LITTER.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……specific location. :14Campbell says it’s time to start forming those clean up teams now:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/LITTER2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……….clean up locations. :17Last year volunteers picked up one-point-eight tons of litter and this year’s goal is two tons.The registration form is available at sioux-city.org/litterdash.last_img read more

California governor wants to end tax on diapers

first_img May 7, 2019 California governor wants to end tax on diapers AP Categories: California News, KUSI, Local San Diego News, Politics FacebookTwitter Posted: May 7, 2019center_img SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – California Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to end the sales tax on tampons and diapers and use revenue from legal marijuana sales toward enhancing child care programs.Those items are part of a “parents’ agenda” Newsom will announce Tuesday in a preview of the revised state budget he’ll present later this week.“As anyone who takes care of kids can tell you, these costs add up,” Newsom will say, according to excerpts of his remarks released by his office. “From diapers to child care, raising kids is expensive wherever you live. But when you factor in the cost of living here in California, it is close to impossible.”Cutting the diaper and tampon tax would eliminate about $55 million in revenue from the budget, according to legislative estimates. His child care proposals, meanwhile, would cost about $130 million, with about $80 million coming from taxes on legalized marijuana. Newsom also wants to give families with children under 6 a tax credit of $1,000, but his office did not say how much that would cost.Democratic Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia, who has proposed a bill to eliminate the tampon tax several times, praised Newsom for including it in his budget. She said her proposal is about creating “menstrual equity,” meaning that women don’t face taxes for products their biology requires them to buy.The proposal is about “having a tax code that’s gender neutral (and) a tax code that represents our values,” she said.Several other states including New York have already eliminated the tax on tampons. Former California Gov. Jerry Brown rebuffed eliminating the tax on menstrual products and diapers in 2016. He vetoed the proposals alongside five other tax-related bills, suggesting that such issues should be considered as part of the budget. But he included neither proposal in any of his future budgets.“Tax breaks are the same as new spending – they both cost the General Fund money,” he wrote in his veto message. “This is even more important when the state’s budget remains precariously balanced. Therefore, I cannot sign these measures.”Newsom has said he plans to maintain Brown’s reserved approach to budgeting by limiting new ongoing spending in favor of using extra money to pay down debts and bank away for the next recession. On Thursday, he’ll offer an updated budget that will show whether he’s maintaining that approach. He and lawmakers must agree on a one-year spending plan by June 30.In January, he proposed a $209 billion budget with a $21.5 billion surplus, the state’s largest in at least 20 years. His plan increased spending by about 4% but pledged more than $13 billion to build the state’s reserves and pay down debt. He proposed several billion dollars’ worth of new spending on child care, education and housing, and also called for a new tax to pay for improvements to drinking water.On child care, Newsom would spend an additional $54 million on county-run child care programs through CalWORKS, the state’s public assistance program. Newsom also wants to spend $80 million in tax revenue from legalized marijuana to pay for child care programs, though his staff didn’t offer specifics ahead of the press conference.(Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Updated: 12:36 PM AP, last_img read more