ജമ്മു: ജമ്മു കാഷ്മീരിലെ ബന്ദിപ്പോറയില് ഭീകരര് സൈനികര്ക്ക് നേരെ നടത്തിയ ആക്രമണത്തില് രണ്ട് സൈനികര്ക്ക് പരിക്ക്. ഷാകുന്ദ് ഹജിൻ ഗ്രാമത്തിൽ ബുധനാഴ്ചയായിരുന്നു വെടിവെയ്പ്പ്. മേഖലയിൽ ഭീകരർക്കായി സുരക്ഷാസേന തെരച്ചിൽ നടത്തുകയാണ്.
Battling Ideology Behind ISIS Terrorism Will Take Years
The United States is \\\"slowly and steadily deteriorating\\\" the ability of the Islamic State to recruit new members and stage attacks such as the ones in Brussels this week, it will still take several years to reduce the ideology that leads to individual acts, Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday.
\\\"Even though we\\\'ve destroyed the core of al-Qaida and we did, there are al-Qaida operatives out there who continue to represent a threat, but they don\\\'t represent a complete shredding of the fabric of your life,\\\" Kerry told CNN\\\'s Erin Burnett on the network\\\'s \\\"New Day\\\" program.Tuesday\\\'s attacks, said Kerry, weren\\\'t only against Belgium, but \\\"it\\\'s an attack on civilized people in countries around the world. It\\\'s an attack on people who weren\\\'t even here and who weren\\\'t killed, because it is an attack on everybody\\\'s ability to move freely, to live without fear, and that\\\'s what the terrorists want.
\\\"That is precisely why we have to continue as we are to go after Daesh,\\\" he told Burnett, using the alternate name for the group. \\\"If you left Daesh unattended to and you didn\\\'t go after them, the results would be absolutely devastating,\\\" said Kerry.Meanwhile, Kerry said there are \\\"strands of intelligence, here and there,\\\" about other potential attacks, but as for now, there are foreign fighters who have come out of Syria and are now in various places worldwide, including in the United States, where some 500 Americans have gone to Syria to fight with the Islamist terrorists.
An attack has already occurred, in San Bernardino, from foreigners who were radicalized, said Kerry, but \\\"many people have left Daesh, recognizing that it was a lie.\\\"\\\"I believe very deeply that as we put additional pressure on Daesh in Syria and Iraq, it is entirely possible that in some other part of the world people will lash out out of desperation,\\\" said Kerry.
But constant preparation is needed to prevent further attacks in the United States, said Kerry.\\\"If somebody wakes up one morning in their apartment and decides they want to kill themselves and take somebody with them they can most likely find a place on a subway, on a bus, in a market somewhere to do it, unfortunately,\\\" said Kerry.
Bangladesh thrash Pakistan to enter Asia Cup final
Mirpur (Bangladesh): Bangladesh produced a superb all-round performance to outclass Pakistan by five wickets in their Twenty20 clash to enter the final of the Asia Cup at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium here on Wednesday.Hosts Bangladesh will meet India in the final on Sunday. Pakistan\\\'s hope of making it to the Asia Cup final has been dashed.Batting first, Pakistan scored 129/7 in 20 overs.
In reply, Soumya Sarkar struck an impressive 48 as Bangladesh successfully chased the target scoring 131/5 in 19.1 overs.
Chasing a challenging target of 130, the home side got off to a good start with openers Tamim Iqbal (7) and Sarkar striking the ball quite well to stay ahead in the run chase.But Mohammad Irfan brought in the first breakthrough for Pakistan by taking the wicket of Iqbal.But Sarkar played some good shots, hitting one six and five fours, to help team to a comfortable position. He was well accompanied by Sabbir Rahman (14) and Mushfiqur Rahim (12).
But after the dismissal of both the batsmen, incoming batsmen Mahmudullah (22 not out) and Mashrafe Mortaza (12 not out) held on till the end to steer the home side to victory.Earlier opting to bat, Pakistan got off to a disappointing start, losing first three batsmen for just 18 runs within five overs.Incoming batsman Sarfraz Ahmed (58 not out) and Umar Akmal (4) aimed to take charge of the game thereof, but Akmal stay in the crease was cut short by pacer Taskin Ahmed. Pakistan were reduced to 28-4 in the ninth over.
But young Sarfraz and experienced Shoaib Malik (41) held on to add some crucial runs to help Pakistan cross the 90-run mark.But Bangladesi bowlers came back well to take wickets of Malik and skipper Shahid Afridi (0) to not allow Pakistan cross the 130-run mark.Al-Amin Hossain (3-25) and Arafat Sunny (2-35) were the pick of the Bangladesh bowlers.Brief scores: Pakistan 129/7 in 20 overs (Sarfraz Ahmed 58; Al-Amin Hossain 3-25, Arafat Sunny 2-35) vs Bangladesh 131/5 in 19.1 overs (Soumya Sarkar 48; Mohammad Amir 2-26)
Hiring In April At Slowest Pace In Nearly Two Years
The pace of hiring by U.S. employers slowed to near a two-year low in April, pushing up job openings in a potential sign that firms are having a hard time finding workers.The Labor Department said on Wednesday in its monthly Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey, or JOLTS, that the rate of hiring fell to 3.5 percent from 3.7 percent in March. That was the slowest rate since August 2014.Job openings, a measure of labor demand, increased 118,000 to a seasonally adjusted 5.79 million, the highest number since last July. The job openings rate rose to 3.9 percent.
Barca beat Arsenal to reach last eight
Madrid: FC Barcelona\\\'s Leo Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar scored one goal each to give the reigning European Champions a 3-1 win and a 5-1 aggregate win over Arsenal in the last 16 of the Champions League.The win means Barca have reached the last eight of the competition for the last 9 years, while Arsenal have fallen at the last 16 stage for every year since the 2010-11 season, Xinhua news agency reported on Thursday.Barcelona fielded their strongest available side with Jeremy Mathieu in for the suspended Gerard Pique, while Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger surprisingly included 19-year-old midfielder Alex Iwobi in his side along with Egyptian, Mohamed Elneny.
Leo Messi had already given Arsenal a warning on 16 minutes when he took Neymar\\\'s deep pass before drawing a miraculous save from David Ospina, but the Colombian goalkeeper could do nothing two minutes later when Neymar opened the scoring.Luis Suarez gave a diagonal pass which allowed the Brazilian to get in behind the Arsenal defense and make the aggregate score 3-0 with a low finish.Barca had the control of the ball and although Arsenal defended well, the impression was of a side playing \\\'cat and mouse\\\' with their rival, although Iwobi showed drive with a shot over the crossbar.
Arsenal came into the game in the last five minutes of the first half, but despite causing a few nervous moments for the Barca defense, they failed to draw a save out of Ter Stegen.Stegen still had not made a save in the 51st minute when Elneny gave Arsenal hope with a lovely goal from outside of the area which gave the Barca keeper no chance.Messi responded with a diagonal shot following a Neymar backheel which Ospina did well to save, while at the other end a desperate block from Javier Mascherano stopped Danny Welback\\\'s goal-bound shot.Suarez put Barca\\\'s qualification beyond doubt with a spectacular volley in the 65th minute. The Uruguayan, who was one wanted by Arsenal, managed to get his foot around a Dani Alves cross to leave Ospina helpless.
Fantasy Sports Are Illegal Gambling In Tennessee
Fantasy sports contests constitute illegal gambling under Tennessee law, the state attorney general said this week in an opinion about a multibillion-dollar online industry that has been challenged legally in several states.Fantasy sports, which have been popular for decades, allow participants to create fictional teams of athletes from national sports leagues. The better a chosen athlete performs in real life, the better the player’s fantasy team does.
The opinion from the office of Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery III follows increased scrutiny of fantasy sports from state regulators over the past year, with attorney generals in New York, Illinois and Nevada challenging their legality.Officials in particular have turned their attention to online daily fantasy sports competitions which allow players to draft teams for games lasting just one evening or a weekend, in a turbo-charged version of the original season-long contests.Slatery’s office, in a three page opinion, challenged the legality of fantasy contests that give players the chance to win a share of a cash prize, which their entry fees help fund.
“A person who knowingly engages in ‘gambling’ commits a punishable offense,” Slatery’s office said in the opinion released on Tuesday.“Absent legislation specifically exempting fantasy sports contests from the definition of ‘gambling,’ these contests constitute illegal gambling under Tennessee law,” it said.Top daily fantasy sports companies FanDuel and DraftKings last month agreed to halt their business in New York, betting on a legislative path to make the games legal after a months-long fight.
DraftKings said in a statement it was having “an active dialogue with elected officials” in Tennessee to advance legislation to govern the company’s “skill-based contests”.“We call on all of our fans and Tennessee supporters to let their voices be heard in the coming days to show support for this legislation and protect their right to play the games they love,” the company statement said.Tennessee law broadly defines gambling as risking anything of value for a profit whose return is contingent on chance, subject to a few exceptions, the Tennessee attorney general opinion said.
Gambling does not include a lawful business transaction, annual events benefiting nonprofit organizations and a state lottery, according to the opinion.Craig Fitzhugh, a Democratic state representative in Tennessee, requested the opinion.
വായനക്കാരുടെ അഭിപ്രായങ്ങള് താഴെ എഴുതാവുന്നതാണ്.
ദയവായി അവഹേളനപരവും വ്യക്തിപരമായ അധിക്ഷേപങ്ങളും അശ്ളീല പദപ്രയോഗങ്ങളും ഒഴിവാക്കുക.
വായനക്കാരുടെ അഭിപ്രായ പ്രകടനങ്ങള്ക്കോ അധിക്ഷേപങ്ങള്ക്കോ അശ്ളീല പദപ്രയോഗങ്ങള്ക്കോ 24ന്യൂസ്ലൈവ്.കോം , അമ്മത്തൊട്ടിൽ.കോം ഉത്തരവാദിയായിരിക്കില്ല.