first_imgClick here if you’re unable to view the photo gallery on your mobile device. ALAMEDA — The Raiders have claimed former Green Bay Packers and Cleveland Browns quarterback DeShone Kizer off waivers.Kizer was waived by Green Bay on Saturday with Tim Boyce earning the job to back up Aaron Rodgers. Green Bay opted to keep two quarterbacks.When the Raiders reached their initial 53-man roster, they had three quarterbacks — Derek Carr, Mike Glennon and Nathan Peterman. Kizer makes four. General …last_img read more


first_img27 March 2014 South Africa remains firmly committed to maintaining the security of all nuclear and other radioactive material in the country, in keeping with its national and international obligations, International Relations Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane said at the 2014 Nuclear Security Summit at The Hague in the Netherlands on Tuesday. “We welcome the progress achieved to strengthen nuclear security at national levels and through the relevant multilateral organisations, especially the International Atomic Energy Agency,” Nkoana-Mashabane said. “South Africa stands ready to work together with all members of the international community to raise nuclear security levels internationally.” South Africa would continue to exercise its right to research, develop and use nuclear energy for peaceful purposes, she said, noting that the country had adopted a policy on the beneficiation of its mineral resources, including uranium. “We also derive great benefit from nuclear applications in areas such as health, nutrition and agriculture. South Africa contributes to these applications through the supply of medical isotopes and is well-placed to produce these isotopes on a large scale using low-enriched uranium fuel.” According to the Department of International Relations and Cooperation, South Africa “firmly favours a multilateral approach to promoting nuclear security which upholds the centrality of the International Atomic Energy Agency and the United Nations, and which respects the international rule of law and the principles enshrined in the UN Charter. “South Africa believes that through a co-operative approach in the relevant multilateral organisations, [nuclear security risks] can be effectively dealt with.” Nkoana-Mashabane attended the two-day summit along with a South African delegation that included Energy Minister Ben Martins. Fifty-three countries were represented at the Hague summit, the third Nuclear Security Summit to be held since the inaugural summit hosted by US President Barack Obama in Washington in 2010. The summit concluded with the adoption of the Hague Communique which, according to the summit website, includes new agreements on “reducing the amount of dangerous nuclear material in the world that terrorists could use to make a nuclear weapon”, as well as “improving the security of radioactive material (including low-enriched uranium) that can be used to make a ‘dirty bomb’”. SAinfo reporter and SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more


first_imgBollywood’s new-age superstar Ranbir Kapoor officially launched his team in the Indian Super League (ISL) at an event in a Mumbai five-star over the weekend, with the announcement that the side would be called Mumbai City Football Club, or Mumbai City FC.The team is co-owned by Ranbir Kapoor and investment banker Bimal Parekh. The primary squad of players was also announced at the launch and the logo was unveiled in the presence of Nita Ambani and Ranbir’s father, Rishi Kapoor.Ranbir Kapoor”A dream has come true for our city today. As the Mumbai City Football Club comes to life on this day, I would like to share one thought you should always remember: the fact that this team belongs to not just me but 20 million Mumbaikars whose hearts beat here and who call the city home,” Ranbir said at the launch.The actor said he was happy to get ownership of the Mumbai franchise. “I could never have asked to get more than the Mumbai franchise. It is the city I have grown up in and a city I love,” he said.Ranbir as well as most of the other guests gathered sported the team’s bright blue and red jersey.last_img read more


first_imgCALGARY – A teenager has been charged with maiming a police animal after a Calgary police dog was stabbed multiple times in the head over the weekend.A six-year-old German Shepherd named Jester was hurt early Sunday trying to catch the youth outside a Calgary school where officers were responding to a break-in.The 14-year-old is also charged with break-and-enter and possessing a weapon dangerous to the public.It’s the first time the Calgary Police Service has laid charges under a new section of the criminal code that protects law enforcement animals.That youth, along with a 15-year-old who has been charged with break-and-enter, cannot be identified under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.Jester’s condition has been upgraded from life-threatening to serious and the six-year-old dog is now recovering at home with his handler.Jester has been a canine officer for five years and it’s not clear if he will be able to return to duty.The 14-year-old is being charged under the Justice for Animals in Service Act, known as Quanto’s Law, which came into force in 2015. The law was named after an Edmonton police dog named Quanto who was stabbed in the RCMP headquarters parking lot while helping to catch a fleeing suspect in 2013.Anyone convicted of intentionally killing or maiming a police dog or service animal under the law faces a maximum of five years in prison. If the animal dies, the minimum sentence is six months.Edmonton police were the first to lay a charge under Quanto’s Law last year when one of their dogs suffered non-life-threatening injuries while helping police catch a driver they said fled on foot after a lengthy vehicle chase.last_img read more