Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini is in massive support of installing cells at Serie A stadia for misbehaving fans.Salvini played a part in resolving the crisis in wake of the Inter-Napoli controversy at San Siro, which saw one supporter killed, several stabbed and Kalidou Koulibaly subjected to racist abuse.“I’m satisfied with how this meeting went,” Salvini told reporters via Football Italia.“I want to start with numbers. You can’t die from football in 2018, even if the use of knives has little to do with football.“Fortunately, the numbers of the dead, wounded and those arrested are falling and it’s said that football is an increasingly healthy sport.Maurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0.“Even the numbers of banned fans are falling. Now it’s 6,500, while every week 12m people travel to games and 6,000 of them are thugs.“Therefore, we mustn’t confuse fans with these criminals. Football is about emotion, joy, passion and education. It’s an opportunity for thousands of suburban kids.“As for the cost of law enforcement, we’d like clubs to pay for it too. We want to go back to patrolling games collectively. They’re more easily controllable that way.“We must make fans responsible and make them understand that those who do wrong will pay for it.“We want to facilitate the construction of more modern and safer stadia. We’re working to have cells installed at stadia, while stewards must have more power.
BNP leader Barkat Ullah Bulu briefs newsmen after meeting the chief election commissioner, KM Nurul Huda, at his office on Tuesday. Photo: Prothom AloMain opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) on Tuesday sarcastically thanked the election commission for “holding the Gazipur mayoral polls the way the Awami League-led government wanted”.A delegation of the BNP met the chief election commissioner, KM Nurul Huda, at his office at EC secretariat in the city’s Agargaon area and “thanked” the commission.Gazipur went to the polls on Tuesday to elect the mayor and councillors of its city corporation with two arch rival parties — AL and BNP – contesting hard to win the polls.After the meeting, the BNP delegation chief Barkat Ullah Bulu voiced the party’s dismay at the way the elections were held.“The election commission buried democracy by holding a stage-managed election in Gazipur. They don’t want to accept any allegation anymore,” said Barkat Ullah Bulu.He mentioned that the commission had taken ‘no actions’ about various complaints that were raised even during the Khulna polls.“The BNP’s mayoral candidate in Gazipur raised as much as 110 specific complaints and the commission assured him of investigating the matter. The commission held the election keeping the person [in the same position] against whom allegations were made.”The BNP’s joint secretary general Moazzem Hossain Alal, who was with the delegation, said, “We lodge the complaints with the election commission, but replies come either from the AL leaders Obaidul Quader or HT Imam.”
Kolkata: The Met department today forecast heavy to very heavy rain in the districts of south Bengal owing to a well-marked low pressure in north-west Bay of Bengal. Heavy to very heavy rain have been forecast in districts of south Bengal, with the intensity likely to be more in the coastal districts of East Midnapore, South 24 Parganas and North 24 Parganas. The well-marked low pressure area over northwest Bay of Bengal and adjoining West Bengal and Odisha coasts is likely to concentrate into a depression during the next two days, regional Met director G K Das said. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal life Fishermen have been advised not to venture into the sea till July 22. The metropolis, which has been experiencing sweltering heat for the last few days, is likely to receive heavy rain tomorrow and a few spells of rain thereafter, Das said. Kolkata recorded the day’s highest temperature at 36.1 degree Celsius yesterday, which is three notches above normal, while the minimum temperature was two counts above average at 28.5 degree Celsius.
This story originally appeared on Reuters This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Enroll Now for Free November 22, 2016 Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now By the end of 2016, almost half of the world’s population will be using the internet as mobile networks grow and prices fall, but their numbers will remain concentrated in the developed world, a United Nations agency said on Tuesday.In the world’s developed countries about 80 percent of the population use the internet. But only about 40 percent in developing countries and less than 15 percent in less-developed countries are online, according to a report by the U.N.’s International Telecommunications Union (ITU).In several of Africa’s poorer and more fragile countries, only one person in 10 is on the internet. The offline population is female, elderly, less educated, poorer and lives in rural areas, said the union, a specialized agency for information and communication technologies.Globally, 47 percent of the world’s population is online, still far short of a U.N. target of 60 percent by 2020. Some 3.9 billion people, more than half the world’s population, are not. ITU expects 3.5 billion people to have access by the end of this year.”In 2016, people no longer go online, they are online. The spread of 3G and 4G networks across the world had brought the internet to more and more people,” the report said.Telecoms and internet companies are expanding as more affordable smartphones encourage consumers to browse the internet, causing demand to grow for data-heavy services. However, less-developed countries — LDCs — still trail the rest of the world.”Internet penetration levels in LDCs today have reached the level enjoyed by developed countries in 1998, suggesting that the LDCs are lagging nearly 20 years behind the developed countries,” the report said.It blamed the cost of services and of extending infrastructure to rural and remote customers and the high price of mobile cellular use.(Reporting by Nqobile Dludla, editing by Larry King) 2 min read