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It’s only a game, but even earth scientists struggle to defeat global warming

first_img“Welcome, delegates,” the U. N. official boomed to the international negotiators gathered to find a way to prevent catastrophic global warming. The delegates whispered and scribbled on pie charts as she spoke. One popped open an orange cream soda.“What is the planet,” the woman concluded, “that you will leave to our collective future?”It’s a question those in the room contemplate daily. But on this day, they knew the burden of decision didn’t really rest on their shoulders—because neither the U.N. official nor the negotiation was real.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)It was World Climate, a game that simulates international climate negotiations. The U.N. official was biogeochemist Juliette Rooney-Varga, director of the Climate Change Initiative at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. And she addressed not diplomats, but earth scientists, gathered late last year in San Francisco for a meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU).The game, created in 2010 by the nonprofit Climate Interactive and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology System Dynamics Group, is to U.N. climate negotiations what Model UN is to the real thing: a chance for outsiders to get a glimpse of what it takes to hammer out a consensus on a thorny international issue. And the players’ collective goal is straightforward: Commit enough resources to prevent dangerous global warming by the year 2100. The benchmark is to prevent Earth from warming more than 2°C above preindustrial levels, or about 1.2°C. higher than today—the same as the goal set by the United Nations’ climate agency.Game onThat the participants weren’t policymakers, dealing in real human lives with real money, should have made the exercise easier. But, like the corporate executives and high school students who have played the game in the past, even a few dozen climate researchers, grad students, and teachers had difficulty grappling with the choices required to manage human-induced climate change.As in real-life climate talks, delegates had a menu of options for setting country-specific commitments for the good of the globe. They could pledge to reduce carbon emissions, reforest, or contribute to a global climate fund. They broke off into team huddles, deploying delegates to negotiate with other regions, and presented their pledges to the room. And they had only 3 hours to reach the U.N. target.The simulation “is a huge oversimplification,” Rooney-Varga says. “But there are some analogies.”Unlike at U.N. meetings, World Climate players have access to a real-time climate model. Thanks to C-ROADS, a Climate Interactive model that graphs temperature change based on carbon emissions and other variables, participants can see the projected consequences of their pledges with the click of a mouse.No easy way outEven with the help of C-ROADS, however, the scientists at AGU never reached their 2° target. After the first huddle, the forecast by 2100 was 4° of warming—only marginally lower than the business-as-usual scenarios in which societies do nothing to change the current course of emissions. A few hours later, they had shaved the increase down to 2.5°—still half a degree too high.“I think we’re too much scientists,” joked one participant. But the problem wasn’t a lack of negotiating skills; it was simply that the steps required to change our climate future are difficult.According to C-ROADS, the biggest carbon emitters—China, the United States, and India—would need to begin decreasing emissions within the next 15 years and then continue bringing them down steadily. Around the same time, every country in the world would need to stop demolishing forests and plant new trees as quickly as possible.Alex de Sherbinin, a geographer with the Center for International Earth Science Information Network in Palisades, New York, had an idea: “What if we tell people to stop breathing?”Snack food diplomacyUnderstanding the extremes of climate change is only one objective of World Climate. The other is experiential. “What was exciting about bringing this to AGU was an opportunity for the scientists to experience the social dynamics” of diplomacy, said Rooney-Varga, who has moderated the game dozens of times around the globe. “That’s something where scientists have just as much to learn as politicians.”The scientists learned quickly—particularly that negotiating involves more than money and promises. When U.S. delegate de Sherbinin bribed a league of developing nations with soda in exchange for fast-tracking emissions reductions, the other delegate, University of California, Berkeley, atmospheric chemistry graduate student Lauren Garofalo, accepted the goodies. But Garofalo also demanded that the United States begin decreasing its emissions by 2020. De Sherbinin balked. “It would cause an economic Armageddon for our country,” he said. “How can we do that?”U.S. inaction, Garofalo responded, would “cause a real Armageddon for our countries.”And just like that, the conversation could flip-flop from playful to poignant. Delegates from island nations paid neighbors veggies and dip to someday welcome refugees displaced by rising seas. And when developing countries asked for money, the United States offered birth control—and cookies.“We would like to thank the U.S. for … that effort of good will,” Garofalo declared during a pledge, “but we do expect more than cookies in the future.”Better than most, environmental scientists understand the potential consequences of a changing climate. But here, without the world watching, laughing became the easiest way to cope with the worst-case scenario.It’s complicatedWhat does it mean when even environmental scientists can’t step up enough to set back climate change? After the game, Rooney-Varga gathered the group to debrief.“I’m crapping my pants,” said Lev Horodyskyj, an astrobiologist at Arizona State University, Tempe. “It wasn’t obvious until we did this exercise just how strong the change needs to be and I don’t think anyone on the planet has the political will to do it.”To others, fear was tempered by optimism about the shared experience.“The joy was that … everyone was trying to get to a goal,” said Elena Sparrow, a microbiologist at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. “People were really willing to try to make the changes that were needed.”Colorado educator Mike Zawaski hoped games like this can galvanize the United States and other powerful countries to act. “Wouldn’t it be better to just be a leader in the beginning?” he asked. “It seems like we could leverage so much on this national pride idea.”In the end, the goal of the game is not to terrify, but to inspire, organizers said. Mitigating climate change is an enormous task, but it’s not impossible; and it won’t be resolved without teamwork. “The key insights are that you need everybody to act,” Rooney-Varga said. “It’s all in.”last_img read more

Iran Says 3,500 Female Football Fans ‘Guaranteed’ in Stadium for Cambodia Match

first_img 2022 FIFA World Cup QualifiersCambodiafootballiran First Published: October 4, 2019, 10:20 PM IST Tehran: Iran has “guaranteed” that 3,500 female football fans will be allowed in the stands for the Iran-Cambodia 2022 football World Cup qualifier on October 10, the official news agency IRNA reported Friday.Tehran has faced increased pressure to allow women to attend football matches since a female fan died after setting herself ablaze following her arrest for trying to defy the Islamic republic’s ban on women attending men’s matches. “Conforming to the promises of the (Iranian) Football Federation and the explicit demand of FIFA, Iranian women can attend the match” at Tehran’s Azadi stadium, IRNA reported.The ticket office had initially reserved one section in the stands for women, but “the tickets sold out in less than an hour”, IRNA added.When three additional sections were reserved, those seats sold out “straight away”, meaning “the presence of 3,500 female Iranian fans is guaranteed”.IRNA reported an equal number of men and women had purchased tickets for the match but it remained unclear whether further sections would be designated for women.Azadi stadium has an estimated capacity of 100,000.FIFA has pressured Iran to allow women to attend men’s football matches since the death of supporter Sahar Khodayari sparked outcry.Dubbed “blue girl” because of the colours of the team she supported, Esteghlal FC, Khodayari set herself on fire outside a Tehran court in early September.The sports website Varzesh3 reported she had just learned that she would be imprisoned for six months for trying to enter a stadium dressed as a man.On September 22, FIFA demanded that Iran allow women access to stadiums for all national and international matches, and “that the number of women who attend the stadiums be determined by the demand” for tickets.The international football body threatened Iran with sanctions for non-compliance.With rare exception, Iranian women have been banned from stadiums where men are playing since the 1979 Islamic revolution, with clerics arguing they must be protected from the masculine atmosphere and sight of semi-clad men. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.last_img read more

China denounces SCS verdict, claims right to air-defence zone

first_imgFrom K J M VarmaBeijing, Jul 13 (PTI) A defiant China today said the UN-backed tribunals verdict should be “dumped into garbage” and asserted that it has the right to declare a unilateral air-defence zone over the strategic South China Sea after its expansive maritime claims in the region was shunned by a five- member international jury.Rejecting international appeals to implement the verdict, Defence Minister General Chang Wanquan said China will not accept any proposition or action based on the decision by the arbitral tribunal.”Chinas territorial sovereignty and maritime interests in the South China Sea will not be affected by the ruling under any circumstances,” Chang said here.China has refused to abide by the ruling of the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) tribunal in The Hague. It has said the Philippines claim over parts of the SCS is groundless from the perspectives of either history or international law.”The Chinese navy can operate in South China Sea at any time as the area belongs to China. Certain country has sent aircraft carrier fleet to the South China Sea,” Assistant Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin said.”We do not recognise or implement the award. We hope it is only a white paper and it will not be enforced. Just dump it into garbage or put it in a shelf or put it in archives and let us come back to the track of negotiations,” he said.He said that China hopes to go back to the negotiating table with the Philippines.advertisement”This is the policy of the Chinese government and hope that neighbouring countries in the South China Sea and ASEAN countries jointly uphold peace and stability of the South China Sea and freedom of navigation and over flights,” he told reporters.As to whether China will set up an Air Defence Identification Zone over the SCS to force aircraft flying in the area to seek permissions from Beijing, the assistant foreign minister said China “has the right to do so.””We have set up one over the East China Sea (close to Japan) and whether we will set up another in South China Sea will depend on the degree of threat we are facing. If threatened enough, we will do so but it will depend on a host of factors,” Liu said at the nationally televised conference.”Do not make it a region of war,” he warned. (MORE) PTI KJV ABH AKJ ABHlast_img read more

NBA Great Moses Malone Dead

first_imgMoses Malone devoured rebounds so easily it sometimes seemed he missed shots on purpose to pad his total before scoring.All those points and rebounds made Malone an NBA great.A few words, and one championship, made him a Philadelphia sports icon.Malone, a three-time NBA MVP and one of basketball’s most ferocious rebounders, died Sunday in Norfolk, Virginia, where was scheduled to appear at a charity golf event. He was 60.Malone had just attended this weekend’s enshrinement ceremonies at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts. Nicknamed the “Chairman of the Boards,” Malone was inducted himself in 2001 and remains in the NBA’s top 10 in career scoring and rebounding.“With three MVPs and an NBA championship, he was among the most dominant centers ever to play the game and one of the best players in the history of the NBA and the ABA,” NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said.Norfolk police said Malone was found unresponsive and not breathing in his room by hotel staff shortly before 8 a.m. Norfolk Fire Rescue responded and pronounced Malone dead at the scene. A cause of death has not been determined.A 6-foot-10 center who was the first to make the leap right from high school to the pros, Malone is the NBA’s career leader in offensive rebounds and led the league in rebounds per game for five straight seasons from 1980-85.Malone led the 76ers to the 1983 NBA championship team, and the club said he will “forever be remembered as a genuine icon and pillar of the most storied era in the history of Philadelphia 76ers basketball.”That was Malone’s lone title, helping Julius Erving and the 76ers get to the top in his first season after arriving in a trade with Houston.He won his third MVP award that season and made his famed “Fo’, Fo’, Fo’,” prediction that the Sixers would win all their playoff series in four-game sweeps.He wasn’t far off: The Sixers lost just one game in that postseason before sweeping the Lakers in the NBA Finals, with Malone winning finals MVP award after averaging 26 points in that postseason.“No one person has ever conveyed more with so few words — including three of the most iconic in this city’s history,” 76ers CEO Scott O’Neil said. “His generosity, towering personality and incomparable sense of humor will truly be missed.”Malone’s staggering statistics across 21 seasons and 1,455 professional games included 20.3 points and 12.3 rebounds per game. He holds NBA records for offensive rebounds in a career (6,731), season (587) and game (21).Powerful on the court, he was helpful to both friends and foes off it.“Even before we played together, he was one of the first greats who truly mentored me and showed me how to be a professional,” Hawks Hall of Famer Dominique Wilkins said. “I never saw anyone work harder than Moses and away from basketball, he was just as kind and thoughtful.”Drafted by the Utah Stars of the ABA in 1974, Malone went on to play for eight NBA clubs and was the league’s MVP in 1979 and 1982 while playing for the Rockets.“Everyone in the organization is deeply saddened by the passing of Moses Malone,” Rockets owners Leslie Alexander said. “Moses was a true gentleman and one of the great Rockets — and greatest NBA players — of all time. He will be forever missed. Our deepest condolences go out to his family and friends.”Malone’s death comes shortly after the passing of another 76ers center, Darryl Dawkins.Born March 23, 1955, in Petersburg, Virginia, Moses Eugene Malone was selected by the Stars in the third round of the 1974 draft. He also played for St. Louis before being selected in the ABA dispersal draft by Portland, which traded him to the Buffalo Braves.Malone would go on to play for the Rockets, 76ers, Washington, Atlanta, Milwaukee, Philadelphia again and eventually San Antonio, ending his career in the 1994-95 season.He was a 12-time All-Star and chosen as one of the league’s 50 greatest players. Malone finished his NBA career with 20.6 points per game and was a four-time selection to the All-NBA first team.(BRIAN MAHONEY, AP Basketball Writer) TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Sensirion: pressure-resistant mass flow meter for gas mixing medtech applications

first_imgThe SFM4200 mass flow meter is a new star in the Sensirion range. Thanks to its high-pressure resistance, it can be operated at pressures of up to 8 bar and measures flow rates up to 160 slm with a rapid signal processing time of 0.5 ms. It is particularly suitable for gas mixing in medical applications.Sensirion is one of the leading manufacturers of innovative sensors and sensor solutions that millions of people rely on every day. With the launch of the SFM4200 digital mass flow meter, Sensirion has once again underscored its commitment to innovation. The SF4200, which measures air, oxygen and other non-corrosive gases with an outstanding level of accuracy, is pressure-resistant than its predecessors and can be operated up to 8 bar pressure, while delivering reliable and precise measurements. With a signal processing time of 0.5 ms, the sensor is incredibly fast, as well as highly accurate. Its pressure resistance makes it ideally suited to high-volume medical applications such as oxygen gas mixing in respiratory applications, where the sensor is integrated into the high-pressure side. Customers can therefore install the SFM4200 flexibly, allowing them to use it to significantly develop their own products or to transform the design.The SFM4200 operates from a 5 Volt supply voltage and features a digital two-wire I2C interface. The measurement results are internally linearized and temperature compensated. The outstanding performance of this sensor is based on Sensirion’s patented CMOSens sensor technology, which combines the sensor element, signal processing and digital calibration on a single microchip. The flow rate of the gas is measured by a thermal sensor element which assures very fast signal processing time and bidirectional measurement with best-in-class accuracy. The well-proven CMOS Technology is perfectly suited for high-quality mass production and is the perfect choice for demanding and cost-sensitive customer-specific applications.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components Continue Reading Previous Lanner: IoT-ready solution for machine vision and physical securityNext Eurotech and ALTEN Calsoft Labs partner on innovative solutions in the IoT spacelast_img read more

Watch: MS Dhoni having fun with a cycle and headphones

first_imgMahendra Singh Dhoni is currently enjoying his time off from cricket, as the Indian team prepares for the 1st Test of the five-match series against England which starts on August 1 at Edgbaston in Birmingham.Dhoni, who has retired from the longer format of the game, is making full use of his free time doing ‘other’ things.Dhoni, who is lauded for his fitness at the age 37, decided to do something unusual. Captain cool as he is known to his legions of fans, tried to cycle in a typically unusual manner which has left even his ardent fans confused. The caption accompanying the video he posted on his Instagram account has made even more heads turn.”Just for fun, plz try it at home,” he posted along with the video.In the video, Dhoni can be seen riding a bicycle while wearing headphones, black shades and biting on to a plank of wood. As he descends the headphone slides down from his ears.Dhoni was last seen in action during the three-match one-day series against England, which India lost 1-2.In the series, Dhoni became the fourth Indian and 12th batsmen overall to score 10,000 runs in ODIs.He also became the third Indian cricketer after Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid to play 500 international matches when he walked on the field for India’s second T20I vs England. India had won the series 2-1.advertisementDhoni retired from Test cricket in 2014 and stepped down as India’s limited-overs captain in 2017. His form with the bat has since taken a dip but he continues to be a cult figure in Indian cricket circles.In a recent survey conducted by YouGov, which undertakes various polls and surveys in their online community of over 4 million people, Dhoni emerged as the top-ranked sportsperson with an admiration score of 7.70 per cent.Overall, Dhoni was second in the list topped by Prime Minister Narendra Modi who got an admiration score of 11.90 per cent. Former US President Barrack Obama, Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan, Sachin Tendulkar, Ratan Tata, Virat Kohli and Akshay Kumar make up the top 10 of the most admired men in India.Dhoni will be next seen in action in the Indian colours later this year in the Asia Cup, which starts from 15 September in in UAE.last_img read more

Vijay Hazare Trophy: Aditya Tare, bowlers power Mumbai to 3rd title

first_imgAditya Tare struck a fluent fifty as a clinical Mumbai side defeated Delhi by four wickets to win their third Vijay Hazare Trophy at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium on Saturday.This was Mumbai’s first title since the 2006-07 season, where they defeated Rajasthan to win their second Vijay Hazare trophy.Opting to bowl first, pacers Shivam Dubey (3/29) and Dhawal Kulkarni (3/30) picked up three wickets apiece to rock Delhi and end their innings in the 45.5 overs with a paltry score of 177 on the board.Chasing 178 to win, Tare scored a 89-ball 71 and was helped ably by Siddesh Lad (48) after Mumbai lost four quick wickets for 40 runs. The pair stitched together a stand of 105 runs for the fifth wicket to turn the game un Mumbai’s favour.But Tare had his heart in his mouth in 19th over of the innings when he survived a caught behind decision. Repeated TV replays showed the ball had bounced before nestling into Delhi wicket-keeper Unmukt Chand’s gloves.Tare eventually fell prey to Manan Sharma, trapped plumb in front of the wicket in the 31st over but by then he had already taken Mumbai to sniffing distance of a win.Lad’s valiant 48 came off 68 deliveries with four boundaries and two sixes but he fell two short of his half century, caught by Dhruv Shorey off Lalit Yadav with Mumbai scoreboard reading 176 for six.Mumbai are the new Vijay Hazare Trophy Champions. A final that went back and forth with ultimately Mumbai taking top honours. Congratulations!!! #VijayHazareTrophy pic.twitter.com/HFh566JCODadvertisementBCCI Domestic (@BCCIdomestic) October 20, 2018Lad also survived a run out appeal at the non-strikers end after the umpires could not come to a conclusive proof to suggest that the straight drive off Tare hit the boots of Subodh Bhati and ricocheted onto the stumps.The benefit of doubt went in favour of the batsman.Chasing 178, Mumbai lost in-form Prithvi Shaw for eight in third ball of the innings after he smashed two consecutive boundaries of Navdeep Saini.Ajinkya Rahane (10), captain Shreyas Iyer (7) and Suryakumar Yadav (4) all departed cheaply to Saini and Kulwant Khejrolia, leaving Mumbai struggling at 40 for four in 7.4 overs.Earlier, Delhi began their innings on a bad note with Mumbai pacers Kulkarni and Tushar Deshpande exploiting the moist conditions.Deshpande (2/30), Dubey and Kulkarni picked up eight wickets between them to rattle Delhi’s batting line-up.Captain Gautam Gambhir got out for one in second over off the innings. Soon Unmukt Chand (13) and Manan Sharma (5) also went cheaply.Delhi were reeling at 21 for three in six overs, but Nitish Rana (13) and Dhruv Shorey (31) tried to stabilise the innings for a brief period before the former was removed by Dubey, leaving Delhi precariously placed at 60 for four.Shorey too did not last long as he was stumped by Tare off a brilliant Shams Mulani’s delivery.Thereafter, Pawan Negi (21), Subodh Bhati (25) and Himmat Singh (41) scored vital runs to take Delhi to 177.But once Negi walked back to the pavilion retired hurt, Mumbai ran through Delhi’s tail in quick time.(With inputs from PTI)last_img read more

World Cup 2019: Bring on the boo-boys, says Australia’s smiling assassin David Warner

first_imgWorld Cup 2019: Bring on the boo-boys, says Australia’s smiling assassin David WarnerWorld Cup 2019: Australian pair Steve Smith and David Warner had received chilly receptions from the England fans at the Lord’s on Tuesday.advertisement Reuters LondonJune 27, 2019UPDATED: June 27, 2019 15:52 IST David Warner in action against England at the Lord’s on Tuesday.(Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSDavid Warner scored 53 runs against England at Lord’s and received no appreciation from the crowdWarner shared an opening stand of 123 with his captain Aaron FinchWarner’s innings of 53 runs took his World Cup 2019 tally to 500 at an average of 83.33David Warner says he’s living the dream playing for Australia at the World Cup and no amount of booing from England fans eager to remind him of his one-year ban for ball tampering is going to spoil his mood.The left-handed batsman shared an opening stand of 123 with his captain Aaron Finch as the defending champions beat hosts and pre-tournament favourites England at Lord’s on Tuesday to book a place in the semi-finals.It was Warner’s seventh match for Australia after returning from the ban for his part in the Newlands scandal and his innings of 53 runs took his tournament tally to 500 at an average of 83.33.There were boos for Warner and his former captain Steve Smith when they took the field but the 32-year-old from the tough southeastern Sydney suburbs was not letting it bother him.”At the end of the day. People have the right to come in here, they pay their dollars and if they want to boo us, they can,” Warner told reporters at Lord’s.”As I said before, I thrive on that stuff, I love it. I went out to the corner there… and copped it.”At the end of the day you have to smile they pay their money to come and watch us and we are grateful for them to come and sit down and watch us.”I always just smile. I take my glasses off and look everyone in the eye and just smile.”That is what it’s about, I am living the dream, I am out here at Lord’s, playing cricket for my country.”advertisementWarner said 12 months out of international cricket and returning to his Randwick-Petersham club had effected a change in his outlook on his sport.”For me it is about enjoying the game,” he said. “When it is taken away from you, you realise what it is all about. Going back to grassroots was fantastic.”I really saw smiles on people’s faces to be out there on a Saturday afternoon, all the volunteers that come down and put time and effort in, whether it is making the drinks, making the lunches.”People’s parents, my mum, my dad coming down, it is just great. You can’t take that for granted. I am just grateful for the second opportunity to come back here and represent my country and do the country proud.”You know I am just excited to be back here and playing World Cup cricket for Australia.”Australia’s next match is back at Lord’s on Saturday against New Zealand, who they beat in the final to win the 2015 World Cup.Also Read | Nasser Hussain’s question to Pakistan fans for India vs England puts him in a spotAlso Read | Watch: Pakistani and Indian fan’s bhangra after Pakistan victory is something you cannot missAlso Watch:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow Australian cricket teamFollow David Warner Nextlast_img read more

Shmaltz Brewing Brings Beer and Holiday Cheer to Hanukkah

first_img 5 of the Best Arcade Bars in America Editors’ Recommendations Getting to Know the Lithuanian Beer Scene It’s no secret that Christmas gets all the attention in the United States. Whether it’s the advertising saturation of Santa Claus, Christian reverence for their holy holiday, or just the nostalgic charm of decorated trees, ’tis the season for all things holly and jolly. But if your festivities revolve around the Hanukkah menorah instead, you may feel that your Jewish holiday is overshadowed by the Christmas fervor. There aren’t hundreds of mainstream Hanukkah pop songs, dozens of Hallmark movies, or millions of cheap plastic decorating options dedicated to this festival of lights. However, Hanukkah does have its own beer.Shmaltz Brewing Company/FacebookClifton Park New York’s Shmaltz Brewing offers a He’brew line of beers with names and ingredients that play on owner Jeremy Cowan’s family heritage. He describes the brand as “a Jewish celebration of craft beer.” The Shmaltz portfolio includes beers with names like Genesis, Funky Jewbelation, Hop Manna, MessiahandShe’Brew, but it’s the brewery’s winter seasonal that many beer drinkers anticipate most highly. Chanukah, Hanukkah: Pass the Beer is a mouthful to say and an enjoyable mouthful to drink. A study in eights to commemorate the eight nights of Hanukkah, the beer includes eight malts and eight hops, checking in at an appropriate 8 percent alcohol by volume. Within those limitations, the actual beer style varies from year to year. For example, the 2017 version of Chanukah, Hanukkah was a Golden Strong Ale brewed with cocoa nibs. However, the 2018 edition is a dark ale brewed with chocolate.Shmaltz Brewing CompanyThe rebranded label and can art for 2018 is a playful mid-century modern take with a stylized menorah and bright, blocky colors not typically associated with the season. As for the taste, expect earthy hops buoyed by roasted caramel malts and a whole lot of chocolate. With 8 separate hops and malts going into the brew, don’t expect individual elements to shine through. Instead, enjoy a harmonious blend and a combined sensory experience. According to Shmaltz, the beer pairs “perfectly with the chocolate gelt, latkes and the battle royale of dreidels.”Chanukah, Hanukkah: Pass the Beer is available now in 12oz can 4-packs and on draft. To learn more about Shmaltz, check out Jeremy Cowan’s book, Craft Beer Bar Mitzvah. The Manual Spirit Awards 2019: The Best Craft Liquor Made in America The Best Fresh Hop Beers to Celebrate the Hop Harvest The Best Lodges in the U.S. for Drinking and Relaxinglast_img read more

New OffLeash Dog Park is not ready for play dates

first_imgRyan Harvey, Communications Coordinator for the City of Fort St. John said, ” the dog park is still not ready to be opened, but it is coming along nicely and an opening day will be announced in the near future.”To view the post; CLICK HERETo view Capital Projects; CLICK HERE FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The new Off-Leash Dog Park is still not open or ready for users.In a post to the CIty of Fort St. John’s FB page shares, ‘Please respect that the gates are locked and the park is still not ready. We need to allow the grass to be established before opening it to our four-legged friends.’The dog park is part of the City’s Captial projects and although the park looks like it is completed, City staff are asking potential patrons to be patient and will let the community know when the park is ready to use.last_img read more

Samsung rings in A series flagship to wrest back phone market share

first_imgBangkok: South Korean electronics major Samsung Wednesday unveiled the A80 model, the flagship of its A series mid-range mobile phones which are expected to play a key role in its efforts to wrest back lost market share from Chinese competitors in India. As part of its strategy to take on competitors such as Xiaomi, Huawei and OnePlus, Samsung had last year said it would introduce latest innovative features on its A series of devices as well instead of just the top-end Note and S smartphone series. The company is expected to launch in India the A70 model – which has already been globally unveiled soon – later this month, followed by the A80. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscal”The Galaxy A Series provides a range of models so everyone can choose a device that fits their unique needs and enables them to pursue their passions. The Galaxy A80 offers premium features for digital natives who want to fully engage in the Era of Live,” Samsung Electronics President and CEO, IT and Mobile Communication Division, DJ Koh said while unveiling the A80 here. Samsung Electronics has set a revenue target of USD 4 billion in 2019 from its A series alone in India as compared to an insignificant contribution to its total mobile revenue of around Rs 36,700 crore in FY2017-18 when it had just two models A7 and A9 under the series. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostWith Chinese players denting the company’s share in the mobile handset market impacting its leadership position, Samsung had refreshed its strategy to bring its top-end innovative features to the mid-range instead of restricting those to top-end models. While Samsung usually cites GfK data, reports from other research organisations like IDC and Counterpoint have positioned Xiaomi to be ahead of Samsung (in terms of units shipped) for many quarters now. Samsung currently sells A10, A20, A30 and A50 models under the A series priced between Rs 8,490 and going up to Rs 22,990 at present in India. “The A80 will be the flagship of the A series. It has been designed to cater to the changing consumer pattern from the era of self to the era of live (video),” Samsung Electronics Regional Product Manager Adele Tan said. Company officials said the A series will play a key role in Samsung’s strategy to enhance sales, especially in the mid-range segment. As part of the strategy, the company has planned to launch at least one new model under the series every month in the first half of 2019 in India. Among other features, the A80 has an innovative camera mechanism that delivers the same triple camera experience with the same high-resolution lens, for both front and rear. When users select the selfie mode in the camera app, the three cameras automatically pops up from the back of the phone and rotate. While the main camera is 48MP, the ultra wide has 8MP and the 3D depth camera offers Live Focus videos by scanning objects for measurement and depth.last_img read more

Indias central bank cuts lending rate to 575

NEW DELHI — India’s central bank has cut its key interest rate by a quarter of a percentage point to 5.75% from 6% with immediate effect to fortify the economy as consumer spending and corporate investment falter.The interest rate is what the Reserve Bank of India charges on lending to commercial banks. In a bimonthly review of the economy released on Thursday, it also decided to change the stance of monetary policy from neutral to accommodativeThe central bank noted that inflation remains below its target, even after earlier rate cuts. It also expressed concern over a sharp slowdown in consumer demand and investment.Lower interest rates help make credit cheaper for borrowers, though they can also spur inflation.The Associated Press

Ban encourages new graduates to have global perspective on todays challenges

10 September 2008In an ever increasingly interdependent world, where challenges such as climate change, development and security transcend national boundaries, it is in everyone’s best interest to think globally, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told students at Fairleigh Dickinson University, where the United Nations chief received an honorary degree today. The University bestowed an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree on Mr. Ban, who became the second Secretary-General after Trygve Lie to receive an honorary degree from the academic institution, based in Madison, New Jersey. In a keynote address at the University’s convocation, Mr. Ban stressed that “our future well-being will depend on thinking globally,” noting a range of global challenges that affect everyone, from dealing with climate change and implementing the anti-poverty targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), to addressing security issues such as terrorism and organized crime. “More and more these days, it is in our national interest – and in our personal self-interest – to think globally,” he told the gathering of students, faculty and guests. “The world is growing more interdependent,” he noted. “The key question is whether we will keep pace – whether we will develop a global mindset. I believe we will. Slowly but surely, people are beginning to think globally.” The Secretary-General exhorted the young people in the audience, stating that “your generation can help tip the balance in cultivating a global mindset.” He lauded Fairleigh Dickinson as a leader in global education, adding that the student who opens up to other cultures will be more at home in a global economy, just as the professor who encourages his students to think beyond traditional borders gives them a professional head start. “And the academic institution that stresses global education will produce class after class of global citizens,” he said, adding that “the United Nations must do its part.” He announced that the UN is currently developing an initiative called “Academic Impact” aimed at building stronger ties with institutions of higher learning which it hopes to launch soon. read more

Canada not concerned for own deal as EU US trade talks take

ENNISKILLEN — The start of free-trade talks between the European Union and the United States are no cause for great concern to Canadian negotiators trying to reach their own deal with the EU, a senior official says.“I wouldn’t say there’s a concern there,” said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn’t authorized to discuss the matter publicly.“I mean, we’re down into the final rounds of discussion, and it’s always difficult at the end.”Potentially compounding those difficulties is the fact that European negotiators will now direct most of their attention to a trade agreement with the Americans.U.S. President Barack Obama hinted at the rocky road ahead for American and European negotiators.“There are going to be sensitivities on both sides. There are going to be politics on both sides,” Obama said Monday.“But if we can look beyond the narrow concerns to stay focused on the big picture, the economic and strategic importance of this partnership, I’m hopeful we can achieve the kind of high-standard, comprehensive agreement that the global trading system is looking to us to develop.”Obama added he’s sure he and EU leaders will have to step in sometimes to break deadlocks in the negotiations.“It is important that we get it right. And that means resisting the temptation to downsize our ambitions or avoid tough issues just for the sake of getting a deal,” Obama said.“We’re going to give a strong mandate to our negotiators, but occasionally I suspect we’re going to have to intervene and break through some logjams. Nevertheless, I’m confident that we can get it done.” Jose Manuel Barroso, president of European Commission, also spoke of the difficult task facing negotiators.“Integrating two of the most developed, most sophisticated and certainly the largest economies in the world can never be an easy task,” Barroso said.“But we will find convincing answers to legitimate concerns. We will find solutions to thorny issues. We will keep our eyes on the prize, and we will succeed.”British Prime Minister David Cameron, who is chairing the G8 summit in Northern Ireland where the start of the talks was announced, underscored the potential magnitude of a U.S.-EU trade deal.“We’re talking about what could be the biggest bilateral trade deal in history, a deal that will have a greater impact than all the other trade deals on the table put together,” Cameron said.“We must maintain that political will in the months ahead. This is a once-in-a-generation prize, and we are determined to seize it.”Among the obstacles believed to be standing in the way of a free-trade deal between Canada and the EU is access to European markets for Canadian beef.France and Ireland — two major beef producers — are said to object to the amount of beef Canada wants allowed into Europe.Harper was in both countries ahead of the G8 summit in Northern Ireland.The Canadian Press read more

BUFA celebrating its members during Homecoming Sept 19

The Brock University Faculty Association is celebrating the contributions of its members on Friday, Sept. 19 at Alphie’s Trough.View videos of BUFA members whose work has advanced four core principles: academic freedom, educational quality, shared decision-making and strengthening community.Join in the discussion on the importance of these principles and ways to work together to strengthen Brock.The celebration is part of Brock’s 50th anniversary Homecoming festivities slated throughout campus from Sept. 18-21.*****What: Celebrating faculty and librarians in Brock’s 50th yearWhere: Alphie’s TroughWhen: Friday, Sept. 19Time: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.Who: All members of the Brock community, alumni and any interested local community membersRSVP: Before Monday, Sept. 15 at bufa@brocku.ca or x3268. read more

Encouraging progress made in 2018 in zero tolerance effort to end sexual

Sexual exploitation is defined as “any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another”.  Sexual abuse, in UN terms, constitutes “the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force, or under unequal or coercive conditions”.  Not all the allegations have been fully verified and many are still under investigation, or are still in the preliminary assessment phase.  Some facts behind the figures  From 1 January to 31 December 2018, the UN received a total of 148 SEA allegations directly involving UN workers, and 111 involving staff from partner organisations implementing UN programmes. This represents an increase in the total number of incidents reported compared to 2017, when 138 allegations were made, and 2016, when 165 allegations were made.   In Peacekeeping Operations, the signs were encouraging, with allegations down almost by half over the past two years: while 103 SEA incidents were reported in 2016, only 54 allegations were made in 2018. Most of the 2018 allegations involved the UN missions in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO), Mali (MINUSMA), Haiti (MINUSTAH), Liberia (UNMIL) and South Sudan (UNMISS). No allegations were made in the UN’s special political missions.   Despite this sharp improvement in the UN’s peacekeeping wing, the number of allegations went up against personnel in other UN entities, with 94 allegations in 2018, compared to 50 in 2017.  Worse, the number of allegations against partners organisations implementing the UN’s programmes reached a high of 109, increasing more than four-fold from 2017 when only 25 incidents were reported.   In addition, two allegations were made in 2018 against non-UN military forces authorized by the UN Security Council, against one in 2017 and 20 in 2016.  The numbers show that the UN’s victim-centred approach, implemented over a year ago, is paying off as there seems to be an increased trust among the victims and survivors to come forward and report incidents.   Measuring progress is a complex matter that cannot be examined through numbers alone: for example, an entity that does not report any allegations may not have solid reporting and prevention systems in place.   The UN’s efforts to date and moving forward  The Secretary-General’s strategy, in its first phase, focuses on addressing the issue within the UN system, as well as those mandated by the UN to carry out programmes (implementing organizations and Security Council-authorized non-UN military). This entails more than 90,000 staff in more than 30 entities and more than 100,000 uniformed personnel.   Various initiatives have been put in place to date including:  Transparent, harmonised and public quarterly reporting on the matter.  The appointing of a global Victims’ Rights Advocate, as well as several field-based ones.  The launch in September of a Circle of Leadership, embodying world leaders’ commitment to eradicating SEA across the UN system.  The set-up of a Victims Assistance Tracking database to ensure services are provided to survivors and victims adequately and systematically.   And the launch in October of an electronic tool called “Clear Check,” to screen UN staff dismissed as a result of substantiated SEA allegations, or those who resigned or were separated during an investigation.  A complete list of all the initiatives undertaken can be found here.   The question of accountability  As the UN does not have the authority or a legal mandate to criminally prosecute individuals, criminal accountability of individuals continues to rest with the relevant country.   In cases where the alleged offender is a civilian, the UN conducts administrative investigations, the staff member is dismissed when the allegation is substantiated and if the UN concludes that a crime may have been committed, it refers the matter to relevant national authorities for further action.    In cases involving uniformed personnel, the contributing State has exclusive jurisdiction to investigate, but the UN works in close partnership with that State to expedite the investigation, and follow-up in respect of accountability. read more

Richie Incognito Says Jonathan Martin Sent Harsh Texts Too

Photo by www.sfan.com.Richie Incognito, the embattled Miami Dolphins offensive lineman whose racially offensive text messages to teammate Jonathan Martin created a firestorm around bullying in the NFL, said in his first in-depth interview in a week that he is not a racist, and that Martin laced his cellphone with harsh text messages, too.“When words are put in a context, I understand why a lot of eyebrows get raised,” Incognito told Fox Sports during the interview, which aired Sunday. “But people don’t know how Jon and I communicate to one another. For instance, a week before this went down, Jonathan Martin texted me on my phone, ‘I will murder your whole f—— family.’“Now, do I think Jonathan Martin was going to murder my family? Not one bit. He texted me that. I didn’t think he was going to kill my family. I knew that was coming from a brother. I knew it was coming from a friend. I knew it was coming from a teammate.”Incognito, known around the NFL for overly aggressive play, said he support Martin more than anyone. Martin left the team last week reportedly because he distressed over Incognito’s harassment. Martin, 24, reportedly checked into a south Florida hotel before traveling to California to be with his parents.“You can ask anybody in the Miami Dolphins’ locker room who had Jon Martin’s back the absolute most, and they will undoubtedly tell you [it was me],” Incognito said. “Jon never showed signs that football was getting to him [or] the locker room was getting to him.”Incognito confirmed that he did leave the controversial voice mail message to Martin last April that included a racial slur and a threat to kill Martin.Despite the scathing language, Incognito said his actions “came from a place of love” and that vulgar communication was normal among Dolphins players.“I’m not a racist, and to judge me by that one word is wrong,” Incognito said. “In no way, shape or form is it ever acceptable for me to use that word, even if it’s friend-to-friend on a voice mail.”In the transcript of the April voice mail message that started this controversy, Incognito referred to Martin as a “half n—– piece of s—,” and added, “F— you, you’re still a rookie. I’ll kill you.” read more

LaVar Ball Remains Unbothered As Son Lonzo Gets Drafted

No. HE said he would be a Laker, and basically told everybody else not to bother. Now we’ve got 15+ years of an NBA dance mom. Great.— Paul Scozzari (@edwood_not) June 23, 2017Others applauded LaVar Ball.”Triple b’s. Big Baller Brand”. Lavar is a prophet!— Jamal Crawford (@JCrossover) June 22, 2017 Lavar Ball a great dad. U don’t understand because u not a Big Baller.— shifty (@ShiftyTheGreen) June 23, 2017 Lavar Ball is gonna get the last laugh— Flex God Daps (@FlexGodDaps) June 23, 2017 I can’t wait to see the son fail in the NBA— Jonathan Ozek (@Jonathan_Ozek) June 23, 2017 Never stop being you Lavar!!! #NBADraft pic.twitter.com/NwIFmsuBmW— The Undefeated (@TheUndefeated) June 23, 2017It turns out LaVar Ball didn’t hurt his son’s NBA draft chances after all and Ball celebrated by delighting in everyone else’s annoyance.The Los Angeles Lakers selected Lonzo Ball as the second overall pick Thursday, June 22 and his dad, who expected the Lakers to draft his son, couldn’t contain his excitement.“From the words of Zeus, Jesus everybody said he was gonna be a Laker,” LaVar Ball told ESPN when the decision was announced.“It’s a wonderful feeling, but I already knew what was coming to him,” he added later, noting he’s had his son pegged for the Lakers for 19 or 20 years. “I got two more boys, I gotta come to the same thing [for] two more years.”LaVar Ball, proudly wearing the family’s Big Baller Brand hat in Lakers colors, also declared his former UCLA guard son would take the Lakers to the playoffs in his first year. As LaVar Ball made his way out of the arena surrounded by a booing audience, he tossed the BBB hat into the crowd.LaVar Ball getting booed out of the arena and threw his BBB hat in the air ?It has begun. #NBADraft pic.twitter.com/Tr1vlf5oEH— Krysten Peek (@KP_Rivals) June 23, 2017Online, some still couldn’t put their issues with the outspoken basketball dad and his son to rest.His father’s stupid and his expectations are far from realistic.— Shady_JayiX (@JC_Boltzz) June 23, 2017 read more

VS Naipaul Nobel Laureate whose books explored colonialism dies aged 85

The British author VS Naipaul has died at his home in London aged 85, his family said in a statement. Lady Naipaul said: “He was a giant in all that he achieved and he died surrounded by those he loved having lived a life which was full of wonderful creativity and endeavour.”Salman Rushdie was among the literary figures who paid tribute on Saturday night with a tweet that hinted at the way Naipaul’s prickly persona and unflinching prose could alienate friends and provoke admirers.”We disagreed all our lives, about politics, about literature, and I feel as sad as if I just lost a beloved older brother,” he wrote. “RIP Vidia.”Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul was born to descendants of indentured Indians in colonial Trinidad in 1932. From there he rose to become one of the giants of Twentieth Century writing, publishing more than 30 books ranging from comic novels set in his homeland to memoir and travel writing.   In later life, he also became embroiled in a bad-tempered  literary feud with Paul Theroux. Their friendship was shattered in 1996 when Naipaul offered personally-signed and dedicated copies of Theroux’s books for auction.It was ended with a handshake at the Hay Literary Festival in 2011.”He will go down as one of the greatest writers of our time,” Theroux told the Associated Press.”He also never wrote falsely. He was a scourge of anyone who used a cliche or an un-thought out sentence. He was very scrupulous about his writing, very severe, too.” Sir VS Naipaul is seen with his wife Nadira at the International Festival of Indian Literature in 2002Credit:Manish Swaruo/AP The Swedish Academy praised him as “a literary circumnavigator, only ever really at home in himself, in his inimitable voice”.Yet his descriptions of life in the colonial world and depictions of modern rootlessness split audiences. While to many readers in Britain and the US he offered a way into reading about African or Caribbean nations, he generated hostility among people who thought he had left them behind. As Edward Said,  a former professor of English and comparative literature at Columbia University, once put it, although Naipaul, in the West is seen as “a master novelist and an important witness to the disintegration and hypocrisy of the third world, in the postcolonial world he’s a marked man as a purveyor of stereotypes and disgust for the world that produced him – though that doesn’t exclude people thinking he’s a gifted writer.” Fans of his writing also had to reconcile his elegant prose with a complex private life when it emerged he kept a mistress for 24 years before leaving his first wife.He later admitted that his mental cruelty to Patricia Naipaul may even have killed her. We disagreed all our lives, about politics, about literature, and I feel as sad as if I just lost a beloved older brother. RIP Vidia. #VSNaipaul— Salman Rushdie (@SalmanRushdie) August 12, 2018 He moved to Britain to study at Oxford in 1950 after winning a government scholarship to study at any Commonwealth university in the world.It was a step on a journey that earned him a knighthood in 1990 for a career distinguished by extravagant critical praise for works such as A Bend in the River and A House for Mr Biswas. Sir VS Naipaul is seen with his wife Nadira at the International Festival of Indian Literature in 2002 “I think that consumed her. I think she had all the relapses and everything after that,” he said in a 2001 biography.”She suffered. It could be said that I killed her. It could be said. I feel a little bit that way.” Naipaul in 1968Credit:John Minihan/Getty Images Naipaul in 1968 He was awarded the 1971 Booker Prize for his novel In a Free State and in 2001 won the Nobel Prize for Literature.  Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

Driver who killed exparatrooper with his car was county lines drug dealer

Kenneth Kiley was killed after being involved in the crash  Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. A driver who killed an ex-paratrooper with his car was a ‘county lines’ drug dealer, a court has heard.  Dario Carboni, 25, pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of former paratrooper Kenneth Kiley after the 75-year-old followed him on foot to take down his insurance details.Carboni had been on trial at Bristol Crown Court accused of murder but after 10 days of evidence pleaded guilty to manslaughter.The jury heard Mr Kiley had been a passenger in a Toyota Yaris driven by his wife, Marion Kiley, when a Vauxhall Corsa driven by Carboni collided with them on a roundabout near their home in Swindon, Wiltshire, on the evening of July 8 last year.Carboni failed to stop and drove away into a cul-de-sac while Mr Kiley got out on foot with a pen and paper in his hand, telling his wife he intended to find the driver of the blue Corsa and take down their details.Minutes later, at around 8.48pm, Mr Kiley was fatally injured by the car. Neighbours described hearing a man shouting, followed by “screeching tyres” and then a “loud thud”, before seeing Mr Kiley lying in the road.They described finding a folded receipt from Marks and Spencer and a pen on the ground next to Mr Kiley. Witnesses ran to help the pensioner and he was taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford with injuries including a skull fracture but died the following day.The Corsa was abandoned in a nearby street where Carboni and friend Patrick Cunnington were seen getting out and running away.Carboni and Mr Cunnington were apprehended separately by police, with the latter saying he had not been behind the wheel and he and Carboni had been in Swindon selling cannabis.In a police interview, Carboni denied being the driver of the vehicle when Mr Kiley was injured but accepted being the driver in the initial crash despite not having a licence.Carboni, from Tottenham, London, had already pleaded guilty to driving while disqualified.Judge William Hart formally directed not guilty verdicts on charges of murder and causing death by dangerous driving.Passing sentence, the judge said of the former University of Hertfordshire student: “You were very keen to get away from the collision, whether or not you were responsible for that collision.”The reason for that was that you and Patrick Cunnington had been dealing cannabis in a county lines drugs operation.”In court a letter by Carboni was read out apologising for his actions. He was jailed for nine years. Kenneth Kiley was killed after being involved in the crash  read more