G-20 News – RiotJs http://riotjs.com/ Sat, 22 Jan 2022 02:39:07 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 climate change: 67% of people under 18 in India see climate change as a global emergency: report https://riotjs.com/climate-change-67-of-people-under-18-in-india-see-climate-change-as-a-global-emergency-report/ Fri, 21 Jan 2022 16:16:00 +0000 https://riotjs.com/climate-change-67-of-people-under-18-in-india-see-climate-change-as-a-global-emergency-report/ In India, around 67% of people under the age of 18 consider climate change a global emergency, compared to around 58% of adults, according to a new UNDP report. A sample of 34,749 adults and 31,390 under the age of 18 in India was drawn for the G20 People’s Climate Vote 2021 report by UNDP and Oxford University.

According to the global report, young people around the world are more aware of the seriousness of climate change and are more strongly seeking urgent political action on the climate front.

In India, about 67% of people under 18 consider climate change a global emergency, compared to about 58% of adults, according to the report.

In the age group of 18-35 years, 61% believe in a climate emergency while it drops to 59% in the age group of 36-59 years and is further reduced to 49% in the group of age over 60. noted.

“Strong advocates of green development, young people are ‘walking the talk’ by making climate-conscious choices in their lifestyle, such as buying sustainably sourced products and opting for environmentally friendly transport, while dedicating their skills to harnessing innovative ideas to aid action towards the climate crisis,” the report states.

Stopping burning polluting fuels was a popular policy in the UK, Australia, Canada, Germany and France, with majority support among under-18s and adults in those countries, he said. .

“There were much lower levels of support elsewhere, with only 30% of adults in India and Saudi Arabia supporting this policy, compared to 36% and 32% of under-18s in those countries, respectively,” the report said. .

Adult and under-18 support for policies such as forest and land conservation to address climate change varied by country.

“It was 10 percentage points higher among adults than under-18s in the UK, for example, while in Brazil, Russia and India it was higher among under-18s. than in adults, 10%, 9% and 9% more, respectively,” he said.

During the G20 People’s Vote for Climate, people aged 18+ (adults) and under 18 were asked if they considered climate change a global emergency.

“Across all countries, large majorities of adults said climate change is a global emergency, ranging from the UK (81%) and Italy (80%), to Argentina and India, at 57% and 58% respectively,” it said.

Stopping burning dirty fuels was a popular policy in Australia, Canada and European members of the G20, with majority support among under-18s and adults, with the exception of Italy.

“There were much lower levels of support elsewhere, with just 30% of adults backing this policy in India and Saudi Arabia,” he said.

When it comes to public support for forest and land conservation, more under-18s supported the policy than adults in India (52% vs. 43%), the report said.

Popular support for environmental stewards was relatively uneven among under-18s and adults, and across countries, likely due to cultural and social differences.

“Support was highest among under-18s in Australia (64%) and adults in the UK (61%), and was relatively low in Saudi Arabia, India and South Korea,” a- he declared.

When it comes to climate-smart agriculture, the United States recorded the biggest difference, with 72% of under-18s supporting climate-smart agriculture, compared to just 60% of adults, and India, where 51% of under-18s support, compared to 43% of adults.

“This points to a need for more education among adults on the benefits of climate-smart agriculture,” he said.

Veteran Students and University Leaders Kick Off 2022 at Veteran Student of America Conference https://riotjs.com/veteran-students-and-university-leaders-kick-off-2022-at-veteran-student-of-america-conference/ Thu, 20 Jan 2022 00:08:24 +0000 https://riotjs.com/veteran-students-and-university-leaders-kick-off-2022-at-veteran-student-of-america-conference/

Eighteen student veterans, including eight Army veterans, six Navy veterans, and four Navy veterans, recently returned from the 14th annual Student Veterans of America (SVA) National Conference in Orlando, Florida.

Joining the students were Syracuse University lecturers Ron Novack G’20, executive director of the Office of Veterans Affairs and Military Affairs (OVMA); Jennifer Pluta G’15, Deputy Director of Veteran Career Services for OVMA; Rosalinda Maury, Institute of Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) director of applied research; Misty Stutsman Fox, Director of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Portfolio at IVMF; Mirza Tihic, postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Entrepreneurship and Emerging Businesses at the Whitman School of Management and IVMF; and Linda Euto ’86, G’91, G’02, Associate Director for Research and Evaluation at IVMF.

Each year, the SVA National Conference brings together more than 2,000 student veterans, advocates, thought leaders, stakeholders and supporters of higher education for the largest gathering in the field. The three-day conference consisted of breakout sessions focused on veteran student success and post-graduation opportunities. One such defender was former Navy SEAL Remi Adeleke, a longtime IVMF supporter.

University leaders facilitated several sessions during the conference. Novack, Pluta, and Janina Rios ’24, president of Syracuse University’s Veteran Student Organization, presented on “Raising Fundraising in Higher Education for Veteran Students,” speaking on the best practices, tools, and strategies related to fundraising for veteran and military-related student programs and initiatives and financial support funds.

Pluta also joined Maury for an important discussion about navigating the current employment situation in a post COVID-19 climate. Maury and Tihic presented “The State of Veteran Entrepreneurship,” sharing results from the 2020 and 2021 National Survey of Military Affiliated Entrepreneurs with the goal of understanding the resources, tools and programs needed to help military-related entrepreneurs succeed.

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Ron Novack G’20, Executive Director of the Office of Veterans Affairs and Military Affairs, presents at the National Conference of Student Veterans of America (SVA).

Stutsman-Fox was part of the “Exploring the Entrepreneurship Journey” panel with Stan Kurtz of the US Small Business Administration and Chris Rawlings, IVMF graduate, founder and chief energy officer of Bowerbird Energy. Finally, Euto presented on debunking common myths about veterans and the challenges they face, and she moderated a panel on “Improving the Pipeline Between Higher Education and Employers” based on a recent report in partnership with Prudential where Pluta was a panelist.

Each year, the SVA announces the finalists for Chapter Advisor of the Year, Chapter of the Year, and Student Veteran of the Year. OVMA’s Ron Novack was honored as a finalist in the Chapter Advisor of the Year category for his hard work and dedication on behalf of student veterans and military-related students at Syracuse University.

“It’s an honor to be recognized as one of the finalists in this category,” says Novack. “I am extremely proud of the work our OVMA team has done to continue Syracuse’s historic legacy to make the university the best place for veterans.”

Veteran students have shared how helpful this experience has been for their future careers. “I met several companies that I am seriously considering for the future and that I would never have known how to approach without it,” says Keri-Anne Miclon G’23, a master’s student in library science at the École des sciences. information and a Navy. veteran. “Hoping to have the chance to go back next year!”

Marjorie David G’22, who earned an MBA and is an Army veteran, says she was grateful to the OVMA team for being there. “It was an amazing trip filled with networking and new friends. Grateful for the opportunity!”

Syracuse students attended the conference for free thanks to the support of donors to the Veterans Legacy Fund (VLF). The fund provides scholarships and special event programming to enhance the student experience, a key strategic imperative of the University.

Italian Federica Brignone wins World Cup super-G with brave run https://riotjs.com/italian-federica-brignone-wins-world-cup-super-g-with-brave-run/ Sun, 16 Jan 2022 15:40:24 +0000 https://riotjs.com/italian-federica-brignone-wins-world-cup-super-g-with-brave-run/

Federica Brignone saw a brave run rewarded with victory on Sunday in the fifth women’s World Cup super-G of the season.

Running in perfect, sunny conditions, the Italian won around three tenths of a second over her rivals with a risky, attacking approach in the middle part of the Kälberloch course.

While many riders posted faster times on the first stage, no one matched Brignone’s pace in the steep corner section.

“I was really attacking from the top down,” said the World Cup champion from two seasons ago.

“Today it was not easy to put all the pieces of the puzzle together, because there are some very fast girls in some sections, but then made a small mistake.”


Federica Brignone of Italy celebrates in the finish area after finishing an Alpine Skiing, Women’s World Cup super-G race in Zauchensee, Austria, Sunday, January 16, 2022.
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The top 20 finished within 1.04 seconds of the winning time.

Corinne Suter came the closest with a solid finish to close the gap to Brignone to 0.04 seconds. This is the best result of the season for the Swiss downhill world champion.

“My confidence has been lacking so far, you could see it at every turn. Now I feel like I’m completely on the right track again,” Suter said.

Ariane Rädler was 0.17 behind in third for the Austrian’s first career podium.

Brignone’s triumph came a week after competing in a giant slalom in Slovenia with a knee problem. She worked with physiotherapists to prepare for the sprint races this weekend.

“My knee wasn’t perfect. But the best part was that he was good at skiing. I had almost no problems,” she said.

The result marked Brignone’s Italian record, extending the 18th career win and sixth in a super-G. It’s the first time Brignone has won multiple super-G races in one season.

“For me it’s important. It’s an emotion. I’ve won before in my career but it’s always nice,” she said.

Her Italian teammate Sofia Goggia, who had a bad fall on Saturday’s descent on the same slope, took the start despite complaints of pain.

“My whole body hurts. But skiing is better than walking,” she said ahead of the race, in which she avoided taking risks and finished 0.92 behind her teammate. Brignone in 19th.

Goggia has also won two super-G wins this season, and the two Italians are clearly top of the season’s super-G standings, with Goggia leading Brignone by just five points with four races to go.

“We have a strong speed team. We all come from giant slalom so we do good turns and super-G is a good mix,” Brignone said.

Olympic champion Ester Ledecka was six-tenths off the lead in ninth, just ahead of world super-G champion Lara Gut-Behrami, a day after the Swiss star won the downhill. Gut-Behrami is the only super-G winner other than Brignone and Goggia this season.

Defending champion Petra Vlhova finished 18th and added 13 points to her total.

Slovak trail leader Mikaela Shiffrin by 37 points overall. The American chose not to race this weekend and focus on training.

Shiffrin’s teammate Breezy Johnson also missed the races in Austria after injuring her knee in a practice crash. That left Keely Cashman as the USA Ski Team’s top finisher in 23rd, her best result of the season.

The Women’s World Cup returns to the Italian site of last year’s world championships, Cortina d’Ampezzo, for another downhill and a super-G next weekend.

]]> Star Pies, Cats Excluded, Saints ax three https://riotjs.com/star-pies-cats-excluded-saints-ax-three/ Sat, 15 Jan 2022 02:34:28 +0000 https://riotjs.com/star-pies-cats-excluded-saints-ax-three/

COLLINGWOOD forward Chloe Molloy tops a list of stars sitting out in the second round due to health and safety protocols.

After losing his entire opponent to the Western Bulldogs earlier this week, Geelong will face Carlton with four lone senior stars – midfielders Nina Morrison, Julia Crockett-Grills and Sophie Van De Heuval, as well as defender Georgie Rankin.

On Saturday morning, the Cats also retired Madisen Maguire (HS protocol) and she was replaced by Georgia Clarke, with Steph Williams added on an emergency basis.

Young midfield pair Darcy Moloney and Laura Gardiner and striker Danielle Higgins will play their first matches of the year, while raw player Gabbi Featherston will make her debut.

Join Molloy on the sidelines for the Magpies is skipper Brianna Davey (ACL) and Tarni Brown (concussion), with Alana Porter, Aleisha Newman and Amelia Velardo on the side.

st kilda swung the ax after their disappointing loss to Richmond, dropping Kate McCarthy, Bella Shannon and Jess Matin, while former skipper Rhi Watt will miss out due to health and safety protocols.

That leaves the Saints dependent on second player Leah Cutting in the ruck, while they will happily reunite with the important trio Kate Shierlaw, Nicola Xenos and Molly McDonald of health and safety protocols, as well as Nat Exon.

Saturday will mark the fast striker Xenos’ first game since 2020, having missed 2021 with a ruptured ACL.

Maddy Guérin was appointed instead of tough carlton midfielder Grace Egan, who will miss at least a month with a punctured lung and broken ribs.

None of the four teams playing Saturday have had to rely on substitute players to fill their emergencies, unlike Melbourne and Richmond who play Friday night.

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Collingwood v St Kilda at Victoria Park, 3.10pm AEDT


B: L. Butler 23 S. Livingstone 12
HB: S. Casey 22 R. Schleicher 18 A. Porter 9
VS : E.James 20 E.O’Dea 50 S.Chiocci – C 17
HF: S. Frederick 1 A. Sheridan 14 J. Allen 6
F: S.Alexander 24 E.Chaston 32
Follow: A. Downie 30 B. Bonnici 8 J. Lambert 13
I/C: S. Rowe 7 A. Velardo 5 E. Fowler 15 A. Newman 16 M. Cann 25

Emergency: A. Moloney 40 I. Barnett 4

In: A. Porter, A. Velardo, A. Newman
Outside: B. Davey (knee), C. Molloy (HS protocol), T. Brown (concussion)


B: L. Burke 30 R. Ott 20
HB: B.Jakobsson 8 J.Van Dyk 36 H.Priest – C 14
VS : Mr. McDonald 1 T. White 29 C. Phillips 35
HF: D.Guttridge 5 C.Greiser 17 R.Dillon 25
F: N. Xenos 27 J. Vogt 10
Follow: K.Shierlaw 12 O.Vesely 23 T.Lucas-Rodd 18
I/C: A.Woodward 4 N.Exon 15 A.Burke 3 R.Saulitis 13 L.Coupe 26

Emergency: I.Shannon 11 T.Meyer 34

In: M.McDonald, N.Xenos, K.Shierlaw, N.Exon
Outside: I.Shannon (Omitted), K.McCarthy (Omitted), J.Matin (Omitted), R.Watt (HS Protocol)

Geelong v Carlton at GMHBA Stadium, 7.10pm AEDT


B: Mr. McMahon 24 Mr. Keryk 45
HB: A.Johnson 30 M.McDonald – C 11 C.Emonson 16
VS : Z. Friswell 20 G. Prespakis 41 D. Moloney 4
HF: G. Clarke 17 C. Gunjaca 26 R. Kearns 22
F: P. McWilliams 23 C. Scheer 14
Follow: O. Fuller 13 R. Webster 21 A. McDonald 3
I/C: L. Gardiner 18 K. Darby 8 D. Higgins 2 G. Featherston 32 J. Ivey 5

Emergency: R.Caris 1 S.Williams 25

In: D. Moloney, L. Gardiner, D. Higgins, G. Featherston, G. Clarke
Outside: N.Morrison (HS Protocol), J.Crockett-Grills (HS Protocol), S.Van De Heuvel (HS Protocol), G.Rankin (HS Protocol), M.Maguire (HS Protocol)


B: K.Harrington – C 9 G.Book 6
HB: V. Laloifi 8 L. McEvoy 13 L. Brazzale 12
VS : N.Plane 32 M.Prespakis 4 J.Dal Pos 2
HF: N.Stevens 21 P.Trudgeon 26 B.Walker 7
F: E.O’Dea 46 D.Vescio 3
Follow: B. Moody 16 A. McKay 5 G. Gee 19
I/C: D.Walker 23 J.Good 15 M.Guerin 18 A.Lee 11 C.Jones 22

Emergency: C. Hammans 17 K. Sherar 25

In: Mr. Guerin
Outside: G.Egan (perforated lung)

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Most Caribbean countries will experience economic growth in 2022 https://riotjs.com/most-caribbean-countries-will-experience-economic-growth-in-2022/ Wed, 12 Jan 2022 18:17:42 +0000 https://riotjs.com/most-caribbean-countries-will-experience-economic-growth-in-2022/

Citizens of most Caribbean countries are expected to see positive changes in their economic activities and well-being in 2022, as the world Bank predicts increases in gross domestic product (GDP) over 2021 figures.

This should bring some relief to members of the Caribbean diaspora who sent a large portion of the estimated $126 billion to families and friends in Latin America and the Caribbean in 2021. The growth according to the World Bank is due when international tourist arrivals are expected to resume. Almost all Caribbean countries depend on tourism for necessary foreign exchange and economic sustenance. According to statista.com, tourism contributed 24.5%, or about $24 billion, to the region’s gross domestic product (GDP) in 2020.

Guyana has the highest GDP growth

Of all the countries mentioned in the Bank’s report, Guyana is expected to experience the greatest growth. Guyana’s economy is expected to grow by 49.7%, after recording an estimated increase of 21.2% in 2021. In 2020, when all Caribbean countries experienced a decline in gross domestic productivity (GDP), the Guyanese economy grew by 43.5%. In 2019, the South American state experienced the fastest growth in the world.

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However, Guyana’s growth catalyst does not fit the mold of the growth engine projected by the World Bank. Tourism represents only 0.58% of the country’s GDP. Instead, the recent discovery of vast deposits of oil has provided hurricane-like winds under the wings of its economic growth.

The only country in the lot that will see a drop in its GDP is Jamaica. The island’s productivity will drop from around 4.3% in 2021 to 3.0% in 2022.

GDP growth in the Caribbean
Source: World Bank

The regional view

Regionally, growth is expected to rebound in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) when final figures are released for 2021, the Washington-based financial institution said. Its estimates showed a 6.7% increase for the past year, driven by favorable external conditions and pandemic-related developments.

The Bank said strong demand in key export destinations – the United States and China – high commodity prices and continued high remittances to Central American and Caribbean countries also supported growth in 2021.

Looking ahead, the World Bank said regional growth is expected to slow to 2.6% in 2022 and 2.7% in 2023 as fiscal and monetary policy tightens, improving market conditions labor market continues to be sluggish and external conditions become less favourable. favorable. Recovery to pre-pandemic levels of gross domestic product (GDP) will be uneven across the region and prolonged in some countries.

Growth Risks

But while optimistic in its growth projections, the bank pointed to some associated risks. He said risks to growth in LAC include spikes in COVID-19 cases, funding and debt stress, and disruptions from extreme weather events and natural disasters.

“The sustainability of economic recovery in LAC, as elsewhere, depends on controlling the pandemic. COVID-19 outbreaks, including those triggered by new variants of the virus, remain a downside risk even in countries with high vaccination rates,” he said.

“A sudden deterioration in investor sentiment, particularly in an environment of high inflation and high public debt, could trigger debt service issues and capital outflows. low-income workers, limits monetary policy.

The bank pointed out that in advanced economies, inflation was at the highest rates since 2008. It said that in emerging markets and developing economies, inflation had reached its highest rate since 2011.” Many emerging and developing economies are withdrawing policy support to contain inflationary pressures – long before the recovery is over,” he said.

Debt burden of Caribbean countries

In October last year, the bank warned that debt in low-income countries had reached record levels. This report stated that “the stock of external debt of low- and middle-income countries in the Caribbean and other places combined increased by 5.3% in 2020 to reach US$8.7 trillion”.

Many Caribbean leaders have expressed concerns about the consequences of foreign debt on the survival of their country, especially regarding the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. In March last year, Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness argued for a further extension of the Group of 20 (G-20) Debt Service Suspension Initiative (DSSI). The Prime Minister said at the time: “In this regard, we support the proposal of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) to meet the liquidity needs of the Caribbean countries, through the creation of a Caribbean Resilience Fund”.

The Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Gaston Browne, said in reference to Small Island Developing States (SIDS), that “at this time, many SIDS face the danger of collapsing cause of massive economic sclerosis, resulting from the deep economic wounds created by COVID, to include the ensuing debt crisis.

Commenting further on the risks associated with its projections, the World Bank said that “economic disruptions related to extreme weather, in part linked to climate change, and other natural disasters pose a significant risk not only to growth prospects region, but also for the lives and livelihoods of people living in the region. “

Last year, hurricane damage in the Caribbean was not as severe as in previous years. Elsa caused the most damage, killing three people and causing major damage in the Lesser Antilles. Hurricane Grace also caused damage to Haiti while it was still recovering from a major earthquake. Nevertheless, the Caribbean is always on the path of natural disasters, especially hurricanes.


Latest from Rangers: Van Bronckhorst faces brick issue over 35 G / A Ibrox stars https://riotjs.com/latest-from-rangers-van-bronckhorst-faces-brick-issue-over-35-g-a-ibrox-stars/ Sun, 09 Jan 2022 09:00:00 +0000 https://riotjs.com/latest-from-rangers-van-bronckhorst-faces-brick-issue-over-35-g-a-ibrox-stars/

Journalist Chris Jack don’t think Ianis Hagi is “quick enough” to succeed as a winger in Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s system at Rangers.

The 23-year-old was a crucial cog under the tutelage of former manager Steven Gerrard, but has seen his impact limited since the Englishman left.

What’s the latest news from Hagi?

After impressing on a first six-month loan at Ibrox in the second half of 2019/20, the Glasgow giants made Hagi’s stay permanent at the end of the season via a £ 4million deal.

In total, the Romanian international scored 14 goals and 21 assists in 83 appearances for the Rangers, claiming the title of champion along the way.

And the creative talent put on impressive displays in the first few weeks of the current campaign, racking up six contributions to the goal during his 18 outings before Gerrard’s sudden departure.

However, since Van Bronckhorst took over the reins, Hagi has contributed one help in eight games, highlighting its decline in productivity.


This is partly because the versatile forward is being asked to play more like a natural winger than an inside striker, with Van Bronckhorst favoring a 4-3-3 or 4-2-3-1 formation that leans on on wide forwards to provide breadth.

Jack doesn’t think this role is suitable for Hagi due to his lack of speed, leaving the Rangers’ attack unbalanced on several occasions.

What did Jack say about Hagi?

In recent years, Hagi – who is rated at £ 6.3m by Transfermarkt – has developped a reputation to be technically gifted and possess the ability to play defensive passes.

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But his slight build means he doesn’t have the pace and power to get past opposing defenders, which Jack says is a problem with Van Bronckhorst’s setup.

He told GiveMeSport: “I don’t think he’s fast enough for the Van Bronckhorst system. I think playing Hagi wide on the right and Ryan Kent wide on the left sometimes leaves the attack a little off balance because there is more rhythm and more candor on one side than the other.

Does Hagi have a future under Van Bronckhorst?

It remains to be seen if the 5-foot-10 magician has a long-term future with the Rangers under the new management.

Nevertheless, the fact that Hagi has started eight Van Bronckhorst’s first nine games at the helm indicate the Dutchman is an admirer of his.

The demands Van Bronckhorst places on his wingers, however, could see Hagi change position, and with Joe Aribo strongly linked with an upcoming release, there might be a vacancy in the middle of the park.

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Prime Minister Modi and German Chancellor agree to focus on climate and green energy | Latest India News https://riotjs.com/prime-minister-modi-and-german-chancellor-agree-to-focus-on-climate-and-green-energy-latest-india-news/ Wed, 05 Jan 2022 19:21:26 +0000 https://riotjs.com/prime-minister-modi-and-german-chancellor-agree-to-focus-on-climate-and-green-energy-latest-india-news/

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz agreed on Wednesday to diversify bilateral cooperation and focus on collaborations in the area of ​​climate action and green energy.

In his first telephone conversation with the German leader since taking office, Modi congratulated Scholz on his appointment and praised the “immense contribution” of his predecessor Angela Merkel to strengthening the India-Germany strategic partnership.

Modi said he looked forward to “continuing this positive momentum under the leadership” of Sholz, according to a reading from the Indian side.

“They looked at the potential of on-going cooperative initiatives, especially to promote investment and trade links. They agreed on the potential to further diversify cooperation and exchanges into new areas, ”the text said.

“In particular, they expressed the hope of launching new cooperative initiatives in the fields of climate action and green energy, to enable the two countries to meet their respective climate commitments.”

Modi and Scholz also agreed that there is “a significant synergy between the governance priorities announced by the new German government and India’s own economic vision”. Modi also said he looks forward to meeting Sholz soon for the next meeting of the bilateral intergovernmental consultations.

“I spoke to @OlafScholz today and congratulated him on taking office as German Chancellor. I look forward to working with him to further strengthen the India-Germany strategic partnership and to meet him soon for the 6th intergovernmental consultations, ”Modi tweeted after the conversation.

Meanwhile, Foreign Minister S Jaishankar met with his counterparts from Australia, Bhutan, Indonesia and Maldives and reviewed bilateral relations.

“A New Years call with Australian FM and Quad partner @MarisePayne. Confident that 2022 will see even greater progress in our relationship, ”Jaishankar said in a tweet.

“A warm conversation and exchange of New Year’s greetings with @FMBhutan. Assessed the continued progress of our development partnership. Our unique relationship is even stronger in the midst of the Corona challenge, ”said Jaishankar of his conversation with his Bhutanese counterpart Tandi Dorji.

Jaishankar tweeted that he had had a “good conversation” with Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi, and that they had agreed to move bilateral relations forward. He said they had also exchanged views on the situation in Myanmar and Afghanistan, and would work closely together within the G-20 troika.

Italy, Indonesia and India currently form the G20 troika. Italy held the presidency of the G20 in 2021, Indonesia chairs it for 2022 and India will take over in 2023.

“I recognized the great progress of bilateral cooperation in my interview with FM @abdulla_shahid. Its mutual benefits are very visible. I conveyed my New Year’s greetings to the people and government of the Maldives, ”Jaishankar tweeted of his conversation with his Maldivian counterpart.

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Gillespie named BIG EAST player of the week https://riotjs.com/gillespie-named-big-east-player-of-the-week/ Mon, 03 Jan 2022 16:47:22 +0000 https://riotjs.com/gillespie-named-big-east-player-of-the-week/

NEW YORK – Villanova Guard Collin gillespie was named BIG EAST Player of the Week and Butler Simas Lukosius was selected as a freshman of the BIG EAST Week. Gillespie led the Wildcats to victories over two top 20 opponents and Lukosius’ clutch performance helped the Bulldogs to a championship victory.

BIG EAST Player of the Week

Collin gillespie, Villanova, G, Gr. – Gillespie led the Wildcats to two wins against league ranked opponents. Last Saturday he posted a team-high 21 points and four rebounds in a 73-67 victory at No.15 at Seton Hall. On December 21, he recorded 15 points and four assists in a 71-58 win over the then number one. 18 Xavier. For the season, Gillespie is second in the league for 3 points scored (42), third for assists / turnover (2.2) and third for free throws (0.865).

BIG EAST Freshman of the Week

Simas Lukosius, Butler, GF, Fr. –Lukosius was a key contributor in Butler’s 63-59 win over DePaul on December 29. He scored 13 points in the first half to help the Bulldogs take a 37-26 halftime lead and made two free throws with four seconds remaining to secure a Butler Victory. The 6-6 freshman from Vilnius, Lithuania also picked up four rebounds.

BIG EAST Honor Roll

Tyrese Martin, Connecticut, G, Sr. – Scored a career-high 25 points and captured six rebounds in a victory at Marquette (78-70).

RJ Cole, Connecticut, G, Gr. – Recorded 20 points, seven assists and two steals in a victory at Marquette (78-70).

Ryan Kalkbrenner, Creighton, C, So. – Achieved his first career double-double with 20 points and 12 rebounds in a double overtime victory at Marquette (75-69). Also had four blocked shots.

Noah Horchler, Providence, F, Gr. – Average of 14.0 points and 10.5 rebounds in two wins. Recorded 17 points and 13 rebounds in a win over Seton Hall (70-65). In a victory over DePaul (70-53), posted 11 points and eight boards.

Justin moore, Villanova, G, Jr. – Average of 15.0 points and 4.0 rebounds in two wins. Had a high of 17 points in victory over Xavier (71-58).

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Texas defeats West Virginia … Another G league umpire called | National News from the Associated Press https://riotjs.com/texas-defeats-west-virginia-another-g-league-umpire-called-national-news-from-the-associated-press/ Sat, 01 Jan 2022 19:42:44 +0000 https://riotjs.com/texas-defeats-west-virginia-another-g-league-umpire-called-national-news-from-the-associated-press/

AUSTIN, TX (AP) – Marcus Carr scored the best 20 points of the season and No.17 Texas beat outnumbered West Virginia 74-59 in the Big 12 opener, ending the The Mountaineers’ eight-game winning streak. West Virginia played without starting goaltender and leading scorer Taz Sherman with reserves Gabe Osabuohien and Kobe Johnson. All three are in COVID-19 protocols. Texas led by 28 with 13 minutes remaining, but West Virginia used enhanced shots and fierce defense to make the game more competitive.

WITHOUT DATE (AP) – Another G League referee was called in by the NBA to work a game today as the league continues to find ways to play through the latest coronavirus outbreak. Sha’Rae Mitchell has been awarded the San Antonio-Detroit game. She becomes the fourth referee in the G League called up in the space of two days. She also becomes the 15th woman in league history chosen to participate in a regular season game. Mitchell has worked in the G League since 2018. His appeal comes as the NBA referee body continues to deal with several officials who have issues or injuries related to the virus.

WITHOUT DATE (AP) – Quarterbacks for the national championship game will be a former five-star rookie already with a Heisman Trophy and a former replacement ending a long journey with his home state team. Sophomore Bryce Young is Alabama’s first quarterback to win the Heisman. The Southern California native won the award in his first season as a Tide starter. Stetson Bennett is the Georgia-born kid who joined the Bulldogs five years ago. The two threw three touchdowns in the CFP semi-final games. The title game is on January 10 in Indianapolis. It comes just over a month after Young and the Crimson Tide beat Bennett and the Bulldogs for the SEC title.

SIGULDA, Latvia (AP) – Germany’s Francesco Friedrich was undefeated in 2021. He won’t repeat the feat in 2022. Friedrich’s streak of 21 consecutive World Cup wins was interrupted today after his worst result in more than four years. Russian Rostislav Gaitiukevich was the surprise winner of a two-man race, teaming up with Mikhail Mordasov to win. Brad Hall and Greg Cackett’s British sled finished second. Benjamin Maier and Markus Sammer from Austria finished third. Friedrich finished only 12th.

WINTERBERG, Germany (AP) – Germany’s Johannes Ludwig has won his fourth race of the season and strengthened his lead in the overall World Cup standings. Ludwig set the third fastest time in both heats, but took advantage when first leaders Nico Gleirscher from Austria and Dominik Fischnaller from Italy struggled in their second heats. Gleirscher finished second. Fellow Austrian Wolfgang Kindl finished third. Chris Mazdzer was the best American and finished 20th.

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India aims to reshape regional energy balance in 2021 | India News https://riotjs.com/india-aims-to-reshape-regional-energy-balance-in-2021-india-news/ Fri, 31 Dec 2021 09:28:00 +0000 https://riotjs.com/india-aims-to-reshape-regional-energy-balance-in-2021-india-news/ NEW DELHI: In a year marked by the coronavirus pandemic, India has shown a strong determination to expand its strategic influence by resetting the regional balance of power in the face of an increasingly complex geopolitical tangle of facing an aggressive China and dealing with the aftermath of the Taliban. rapid takeover in Kabul.
Distrustful of China’s politics and policies, India shifted gears to rejuvenate its strategic ties with key partners like the United States and Russia and focused on securing global support for its distinct Indo-Pacific strategy to control Beijing’s growing muscle flexion in the region.
As the bitter border standoff in eastern Ladakh has lasted for more than 18 months despite multiple rounds of diplomatic and military talks, India has made it clear to China that the two countries cannot simultaneously have a border. tense and high friction ”and excellent relations at the same time in all other areas.
India was also among the leading global voices that focused on mobilizing support from democratic nations to build resilient supply chains and create trusted technologies, an approach widely seen as aimed at minimizing reliance on with regard to China.
Another major challenge for India’s foreign policy was the complexity of the situation after the Taliban’s lightning military triumph and the seizure of power in Kabul on August 15 following the departure of US troops from Afghanistan.
Taken by surprise by the speed of the Taliban heavyweight through Afghanistan, India reached out to major world powers to develop a general framework to deal with the situation as it feared the war-torn country could become a hotbed for terrorist groups, including those with bases in Pakistan.
Under the Indian presidency, the United Nations Security Council adopted a resolution on August 30 demanding that Afghan territory not be used for terrorist purposes, calling for respect for human rights and calling for a negotiated political settlement of crisis.
Subsequently, the resolution became the basis for discussions on the Afghan crisis in various global forums and dialogues.
After the Taliban took power, India evacuated a total of 448 Indians and 206 Afghans from Afghanistan as part of its evacuation mission dubbed “Operation Devi Shakti”.
In November, India hosted a regional dialogue on Afghanistan attended by national security advisers from Russia, Iran and the five Central Asian countries.
Weeks later, India hosted foreign ministers from Central Asian countries in a conclave that called for immediate humanitarian aid to the Afghan people and a renewed demand for a “truly inclusive” government. in Kabul.
One of the main lessons from India’s diplomatic engagement in 2021 has been the significant expansion of the strategic partnership with the United States under the Biden administration which took power on January 20.
In March, US President Joe Biden hosted the first-ever Virtual Quad Leaders Summit which was followed by an in-person summit in Washington in September for which Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the United States. .
During the visit, Modi had separate bilateral talks with Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, covering a range of critical areas including tackling climate change and stepping up cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region. .
“I think the relationship between India and the United States – the greatest democracies in the world – is destined to be stronger, closer and closer. And I think that can benefit the whole world,” said Biden during the meeting with Modi.
India’s relations with Russia have also seen a major expansion, with the two sides signing 28 agreements to further expand relations at a summit between Modi and President Vladimir Putin in early December.
In the neighborhood, India’s relations with Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka and the Maldives have remained on an upward trajectory.
However, India’s relations with Pakistan remained unchanged as Islamabad continued to support cross-border terrorism to create unrest in Jammu and Kashmir.
India has also maintained its diplomatic offensive against Pakistan on the issue of terrorism and has remained firm in its position not to have talks with Islamabad until it stops cross-border terrorism.
At the end of the year, Foreign Minister Harsh Vardhan Shringla paid a two-day visit to Myanmar as part of India’s first high-level awareness campaign after that country’s military took ousted Aung San Suu Kyi’s democratically elected government in a February 1st coup.
In his meetings with the leaders of the dispensation from power, Shringla called for the restoration of democracy in the country.
India’s ties with Australia, France, Japan, Germany, the United Kingdom, Vietnam, the European Union, the G-20 and the African continent have also improved.
At the end of October, Modi traveled to Rome to attend the 16th G-20 summit. During the visit, he also met Pope Francis in the Vatican.
From Italy, Modi traveled to Glasgow to attend the COP26 summit where he made a big announcement that India will meet the goal of net zero emissions by 2070.
In February, the Foreign Office (MEA) had to deal with the situation resulting from criticisms of American singer Rihanna, Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, American actress Amanda Cerniand and several other world celebrities. during farmers’ demonstrations.
The MEA has reacted strongly to unfavorable comments from celebrities and activists around the world, saying the facts on the matter need to be checked before rushing to comment.
As India reeled in a devastating second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, countries around the world reached out to India by sending liquid medical oxygen (OMT), ventilators, oxygen concentrators and other medical supplies.
India has also played an important role in ensuring vaccine equity by sending approximately 10 crore doses to approximately 97 countries as part of its “Vaccine Maitri” initiative.
The country also advocated for a united global approach to deal with the pandemic with the Foreign Minister, saying it was not only a one-off shock to the international system, but that it was had also completely exposed all of its fault lines and gaps.
The year 2021 also saw the MEA accelerate its economic diplomacy with a clearer reorientation towards achieving concrete results. Indian missions and posts abroad have been passed on to promote the goal of promoting the three T’s – trade, tourism and technology. Source link