Messi And Friends Vs The World For Charity

first_imgThe buzz has begun for “Messi and Friends vs. The World”, the upcoming friendly that will unite the world’s great soccer stars in an event bringing the best players in the world to Chicago’s historic Soldier Field.Tickets are on sale now.The July 6 all-star match is expected to sell out quickly, and will be led by Lionel Messi, the world’s first and only four-time Ballon d’Or winner as FIFA player of the year. Other elite soccer players participating include Javier Alejandro Mascherano, Guillermo Suarez, Diego Lugano, Jose Manuel Pinto, Cesc Fabregas, Alex Song, Emiliano Insua and Ricky Alvarez. In total, this friendly will feature 36 highly decorated soccer players uniting for charity, which is being coordinated by Numero 5, LLC. The match will be the final opportunity to see the world’s soccer elite together before the World Cup in Brazil in 2014.Tickets for the world-class match will be available exclusively from Ticketmaster, and are at several price levels ranging from upper deck seats beginning at $55 up to premium seats for $400. Fans can purchase tickets through or by phoning or visiting their local Ticketmaster location.In addition to tickets for the public, a limited number of VIP packages are available through the event’s official website, These packages include tickets, unprecedented field access, a meet and greet with players, and a jersey and ball autographed by Messi. The match will benefit Fundacion Leo Messi, a charity supporting access to education and health care for vulnerable children.Source:BusinessWire.comlast_img read more

Security Council reaffirms key role of women in conflict prevention and resolution

7 March 2007Reasserting how crucial women are in preventing and resolving conflicts and in peacebuilding, the United Nations Security Council today called on Member States and the Secretary-General to bolster efforts to empower women and increase their representation in decision-making. In a presidential statement, the 15-member Council stressed the “importance of [women’s] equal participation and full involvement in all efforts for the maintenance and promotion of peace and security” and the “need to increase their role in decision-making with regard to conflict prevention and resolution.”To this end, the Council urged Member States to enhance women’s representation at “all decision-making levels in national, regional and international institutions and mechanisms” regarding peace and security.The Council also urged Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to forge ahead with his policy to appoint more women to senior positions, by naming them as special representatives and envoys, as well as to increase women’s participation in UN field-based operations as military observers, civilian police, human rights and humanitarian personnel.Ambassador Dumisani Kumalo of South Africa, which holds the Security Council’s rotating presidency this month, read out the statement at a formal meeting held on the eve of International Women’s Day, marked each year on 8 March.Regarding the landmark resolution 1325, which was adopted in 2000 and aims to boost women’s role in conflict prevention, peace-keeping and peace-building operations, Mr. Kumalo said the Council calls on Mr. Ban and Member States, in collaboration with civil society, to “strengthen its implementation.”The Council’s meeting coincided with numerous other events pertaining to women taking place at UN Headquarters. General Assembly President Sheikha Haya Rashed Al Khalifa yesterday convened a two-day informal debate on women’s empowerment, while the UN Commission on the Women is currently holding its annual session under the theme of “the elimination of all forms of discrimination and violence against the girl child.”In today’s statement, the Council also said that it “remains deeply concerned by the pervasiveness of violence against women and girls in armed conflict,” condemning such practices as killing, maiming and grave sexual conflict in these situations and appealing for an end to impunity for acts of gender-based violence.The Council also reiterated the necessity of fully putting into practice international human rights and humanitarian rights law protecting women and girls during and after conflicts. read more

Canada Goose targets worlds fashion centres with six new stores two in

TORONTO — Luxury parka maker Canada Goose announced plans today to open six new stores including two in Europe.The retailer says it plans to open a store in Milan, Italy, and in Paris as well as an additional store in the United States and three more in Canada.The Milan store will be on Via della Spiga in the city’s fashion district, while the Paris store will be on Rue St. Honore, which is also home to some of the world’s top luxury retailers.The new U.S. store will be in Minneapolis, Minn., at the Mall of America.The new Canadian locations will be in Toronto at the CF Sherway Gardens mall, in Edmonton at the West Edmonton Mall, and in Banff, Alta.Canada Goose currently operates 11 company stores.Related Stories:Commercial real estate: Four major food chains set for Canadian expansion read more

Heres what being in Westlife couldve bought you

first_imgSHANE FILAN’S MEGA, mega mansion (complete with dance studio, pond and five acres of land) has gone on the market.Located in the famed Yeats County, Castledale is going for just €990,000, a steal when compared to the €3 million it cost to build the five bed, six bath house in 2004.“Finished to the highest specification”, according to the estate agent Sherry Fitzgerald Draper, you’ll get a piano area, snooker room, nursery, cinema room, gym room, a garage with three double doors and private, fully landscaped grounds for your buck.Filan moved to Surrey, England with his wife and three children and was declared bankrupt there last June.Here’s what the former Westlife pad looks like:last_img read more

Watch Battlefield 4 being played at 4K resolution

first_imgLast week I discussed how 4K gaming was to blame for Call of Duty: Ghosts being a 50GB install on PC. 50GB is a lot of data if you decide to download the game, but not so much in terms of hard drive space when you consider terabyte-sized drives are the norm now. Even so, not many of us have 4K monitors to take advantage of those huge, detailed textures, let alone the hardware to allow the games to run at a decent framerate.4K gaming is the future, though, for PC gamers at least. And game review website Thirty IR is keen to show us how good it looks. To do this they’ve been uploading videos of the Battlefield 4 Beta to YouTube running at a 4K resolution. You can even choose to watch them in “Original HD” on YouTube if you have a monitor capable of hitting such resolutions.Running the game at 4K and a solid 60fps requires your rig has some serious CPU and graphics processing power available. Thirty IR’s setup includes a Core i7 3970X running at 4.8GHz, 32GB of Corsair Dominators Platinum RAM clocked at 2,133MHz, and four EVGA GTX Titan graphics cards running in 4-way SLI. The monitors being used are three Dell U3011 30-inch units at a res of 5160 x 2560. The game is actually being played above 4K resolution at 4800 x 2560, but the recording is at 4K (4096 x 2160).The thing to remember about this video is that at the moment it’s one of those “that would be nice to have” situations for a lot of gamers. But then in a few years from now it will be the common setup in an affordable gaming rig. It’s also a reminder that it’s not going to take very long for the next-gen consoles released next month to be easily outpaced by PC hardware again. And hopefully developers continue to take advantage of that performance rather than just shipping the console versions on PC.last_img read more

On Anzac Day we remember

first_imgWe recall scenes from war movies and marvel at the valour that those men and women displayed, and the sacrifice they endured.Really, most of us are lucky that movies are the only reference we have for the realities of war.But on Anzac Day this year, as they do every year, a rapidly dwindling group of men and women will march down Swanston Street to the Shrine of Remembrance and remember those realities.Things they did and saw and the comrades they lost will flash before their eyes. They will remember.“It brings back memories, I mean, nobody wants to go to war,” says Steve Kyritsis, a Vietnam Vet from the Hellenic RSL.“Our thoughts of course go back to the first world war at Gallipoli, when the Anzacs first grew. A lot of people think, ‘why do we celebrate Anzac Day, it was a lost cause,’ but it’s not just the war, it’s the commitment, the bravery, the sacrifice, the friendship,” he says.The Melbourne sub-branch of the Hellenic RSL will once again fly the blue and white of their homeland alongside the Australian flag, as recognition of a shared experience of many wars, and a shared heritage for those who fought in them.“Our members will represent the Second World War, we have veterans like myself that fought in the Vietnam War back in 1967-68, and generally members that served in the Australian armed forces, even though they haven’t been to war,” Kyritsis says.“We hope to have at least 50 members. We have a membership of 160 servicemen and I have to say, we love to see any Greek that served in the armed forces, whether they are a member of the Hellenic RSL or not, to take part with us. We would just love to have them along.”The march for the Hellenic RSL starts at 12:15pm on Sunday 25th April on Flinders street, between Swanston and Russell streets.Lest we forget. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

ANZ credit card rates go up

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram ANZ has increased the purchase rate on all its consumer credit cards by 15 basis points. The rate on the ANZ Frequent Flyer Platinum Visa is now 19.89 per cent. ANZ made no public disclosure about the change Last December the bank introduced a new rate-setting policy, saying that it would announce any changes to variable mortgage rates for retail mortgages and to small business lending on the second Friday of each month. An ANZ spokesman said yesterday that the monthly rate review would continue to apply only to variable rate retail mortgages and small business loans. Source: Banking Daylast_img read more

Séisme sans gravité dans le sud du Pakistan

first_imgSéisme sans gravité dans le sud du PakistanUn tremblement de terre de magnitude 7,2 a touché une zone peu habité du sud du Pakistan.Plus de peur que de mal dans le sud-ouest du Pakistan. Un séisme d’une magnitude de 7,2 sur l’échelle de Richter a en effet été enregistré ce mercredi. Selon l’Institut américain de géologie, la secousse tellurique s’est produite à une profondeur de 83 kilomètres et la ville la plus proche de l’épicentre, Dalbandin, est située à 55 kilomètres. Seul quelques blessés légers sont à déplorer dans cette cité, victimes de la chute du toit de leur maison, a annoncé à Reuters le ministre des Transports de la province du Balouchistan, Amanullah Notizai. Une femme est bien décédée d’une crise cardiaque à la suite de la secousse, qui a été ressentie jusqu’à New Delhi et Dubaï, mais elle était hospitalisée à Quetta, une ville située à 331 kilomètres de l’épicentre.Le 19 janvier 2011 à 11:17 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Le cargo ATV4 chargé de rehausser lorbite de lISS

first_imgLe cargo ATV-4 chargé de rehausser l’orbite de l’ISSSamedi prochain, le cargo spatial européen ATV-4 Albert Einstein rehaussera l’orbite de la Station spatiale internationale (ISS) a indiqué un porte-parole du Centre russe de contrôle des vols (TsOUP).L’ISS est actuellement placée sur une orbite peu favorables pour l’arrimage des vaisseaux. Pour corriger le tir, le cargo spatial européen ATV-4 Albert Einstein, actuellement arrimé à la station spatiale, se chargera de rehausser l’orbite de la Station. Selon la Nasa, les moteurs du cargo seront mis en marche samedi 31 août à 07h34 UTC. En les allumant pendant deux minutes trente, l’ISS recevra une impulsion suffisante pour se déplacer à la vitesse de 0,34 mètre par seconde jusqu’à une orbite dont le périgée se situe à 412,7 km d’altitude et l’apogée à 418,7 km, rapporte le site Ria Novosti.La manœuvre permettra à l’ISS d’être dans une position optimale pour recevoir le vaisseau habité russe Soyouz TMA-10M qui décollera en septembre. À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?À son bord, se trouveront les Russes Oleg Kotov et Sergueï Riazanski et l’astronaute de la NASA Michael Hopkins qui composeront le nouvel équipage de l’ISS.  Crédit Photo :  ESA/CNES/Arianespace/Optique Video du CSGLe 22 août 2013 à 19:30 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

WWE partners with DoSomethingorg for 2nd straight year

first_imgFacebook Madison Square Garden Pays Tribute to Roman Reigns Videos Articles Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Ronda Rousey Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Seth Rollins Twitter Roman Reigns Is Back, But Not Fighting For Belts Now Playing Up Next Roman Reigns is in Remission WWE Lists The Shields Top 10 Winscenter_img Now Playing Up Next Shawn Michaels Pinterest Mae Young Classic participants debuting for ROH, ROH originals returning during UK tour Google+ Now Playing Up Next Match announced for next week’s 205 Live, 8-Man Elimination from TLC PPV in 2015 Natalya Opens Up About Her Reaction To Roman Reigns’ Cancer Battle Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Netflix announces season three of GLOW set to premiere Friday, August 9 WWE sent out the and WWE® Take On Bullying For Second Straight YearThe Bully Text campaign uses an SMS text message experience featuring WWE Superstars and Divas to encourage young people to stand up to bullying with their friendsNew York, NY – August 3, 2015 –, one of the largest global organizations for young people and social change, and global entertainment company WWE and its Be a STAR anti-bullying initiative, are teaming up for The Bully Text: Superstar Edition. The campaign, now in its second year, gets young people to take action around bullying by playing an SMS text message game.From today until Monday, August 31, young people can virtually work their way through six levels of scenarios with guidance from WWE Superstars and Divas, including Roman Reigns®, Dean Ambrose®, Paige®, Natalya® and Alicia Fox®. Then, each player is given options to stand up and speak out against bullying. For example, “You sit behind Roman. Someone in the back of the bus keeps throwing paper airplanes at him. Do you A) Play it cool- it’s not your fight or B) play Superman?” Along the way, players will see how their anti-bullying skills compare to others, and ultimately whether they’ve earned the WWE World Heavyweight Championship title in bullying prevention. Every player will also receive the chance to win a Be a STAR rally at his or her school or community center.“WWE’s massive reach and stellar talent have helped us activate thousands of young people around anti-bullying,” said Naomi Hirabayashi, chief marketing officer at “We’re excited to rally WWE fans around this issue for year two to make it bigger and better than ever!”“We are proud to once again partner with and provide thousands with resources to help put an end to bullying in their communities,” said Stephanie McMahon, WWE Chief Brand Officer. “Utilizing our global assets and larger than life WWE Superstars and Divas, we are confident that this campaign will help educate young people on the dangers of bullying and encourage them to stand up for themselves and others.”In 2014, nearly 100,000 young people played the Bully Text game. To play Bully Text this year, text BULLY to 38383 or visit*.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Lists The Shields Top 10 WinsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:05Remaining Time -0:26 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the listlast_img read more

Vancouver Police Department gives awards to its own others

first_imgIn April 2009, Vancouver police Sgt. Jay Alie took a bullet to the chest at point-blank range. This Wednesday, Alie stood before officers and community members as his wife, Jerolyn, pinned a silver medal to his chest.Alie was awarded the department’s Medal of Distinction on Wednesday for his actions immediately following the shooting. Despite injuries suffered when a bullet hit his ballistic vest, Alie provided responding officers with vital information that later led to the capture of the shooter and the man driving the car, Lt. Steve Neal said.“I see people do courageous stuff … every week,” Alie told dozens of officers, family members and community members attending the awards ceremony. “I’m humbled to be singled out as one of those.”Honoring people, introducing K9sIn addition to honoring Alie, the Vancouver Police Department recognized numerous officers and community members at the Wednesday ceremony at the Water Resources Education Center. Officers also introduced five new K-9s that are joining the Vancouver Police Department, the Battle Ground Police Department and the Skamania County Sheriff’s Office.The K-9s were all brought to the area from Europe and recently completed training to be narcotics-detecting and patrol dogs. The dogs are exposed to mace, Tasers and gunfire so trainers can predict how they’ll react in action. The dogs also are trained to detect drugs, search for suspects and protect their handlers, Lt. Amy Foster said.last_img read more

New York man planned to travel to Pak join Taliban arrested at

first_imgNew York: A 33-year-old New York man, plotting to travel to Pakistan and then cross the border into Afghanistan to join the Taliban, was arrested and charged with attempting to provide material support for terror plots to kill US nationals and soldiers abroad. Delowar Mohammed Hossain of the Bronx was charged on Friday in a criminal complaint with attempting to provide material support for acts of terrorism, specifically in support of killing US nationals located overseas. Also Read – UK, EU Brexit teams to meet twice-weekly in September Advertise With Us The charge carries a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison. Hossain was arrested at the John F Kennedy International Airport in New York by the Federal Bureau of Investigation or FBI as he attempted to board a plane to Thailand. “As alleged, Hossain planned to travel overseas and join the Taliban in order to kill American soldiers,” Assistant Attorney General for National Security John Demers said. Also Read – Climate change: Australia downgrades outlook for Great Barrier Reef to ‘very poor’ Advertise With Us The criminal complaint filed in the Manhattan federal court said that beginning in the fall of 2018, Hossain expressed his desire to join the Taliban and fight against American forces. Over the months that followed, he attempted to recruit a confidential source of the FBI to travel with him from the United States to Pakistan and then to cross the border into Afghanistan to join the Taliban. Advertise With Us Hossain told the source that his purpose was to “fight the American government from there…combined with the Taliban”, and that “I want to kill some…(non-believers) before I die”. He also described to the undercover source the steps he had taken to prevent detection of his plan, such as planning to reach Pakistan by first flying to Thailand, which Hossain believed would conceal his ultimate goal of joining the Taliban. At the same time, he made preparations to fight in Afghanistan, including buying equipment such as walkie-talkies and trekking gear and instructing the source to save money “to buy weapons” after reaching Afghanistan. Hossain had purchased an airline ticket for a plane scheduled to depart from JFK to Thailand on Friday. US Attorney for the Southern District of New York Geoffrey Berman said Hossain wanted to kill Americans and particularly wanted to target members of the US armed forces serving overseas. Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Field Office of the FBI William Sweeney Jr said the “lure of radical ideologies comes from many sources and just because the Taliban may seem like an old and out of vogue extremist group, it should not be underestimated”. He added that law enforcement authorities stopped Hossain from travelling overseas to allegedly support a “deadly organisation and kept him from his alleged plan to kill innocent people”. New York Police Commissioner James O’Neil said attempting to support terrorist attacks will lead to arrest, as has been seen time and again.last_img read more

Maruti Suzuki posts mixed results in volume sales for September quarter

first_imgMaruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL) put up a good show in domestic sales during the second quarter (Q2) ended September 30, 2016, but on the exports front, India’s largest car maker ended up with a 6 percent drop in shipments. Over a three-month period, the share price of MSIL has appreciated 36.25 percent, based on the closing price of Rs 4,170.25 on July 4 and the trading price of Rs 5,682.65 at around 12.55 pm on the BSE on Tuesday.MSIL sold 7.05 lakh units in domestic sales during Q2, marking a growth of 12.1 percent over 6.29 lakh cars the company sold in the corresponding period last year. Exports were disappointing, declining 6.3 percent to 61,543 cars from 65,701 units shipped out of the country in the year-ago period.On an overall basis, MSIL sold 7.67 lakh cars during the September 2016 quarter, up 10.4 percent from 6.95 lakh units clocked during the corresponding quarter last year.From a segment point of view, the company saw utility vehicles posting 151 percent growth to 91,959 units from 36,633 cars sold in September 2015 quarter. The quantum jump was led by newly-launched Vitara Brezza, and Gypsy, S-Cross and Ertiga.The second best was the mid-size segment, where the company’s presence is marked by Ciaz, enabling MSIL to sell 31,610 cars during Q2. The mini-segment, which accounts for about 27 percent of its total volume sales, saw numbers declining to 2,07,659 cars from 2,15,788 units on a year-on-year basis. The company’s offerings in this segment include Alto and WagonR.In the compact, one of the company’s models — Baleno — crossed domestic sales of 1 lakh units, MSIL said in a regulatory filing to the BSE on Tuesday. The company has exported 33,800 units of the premium hatchback Baleno to Australia, New Zealand, European countries and Latin America, the filing added.Fully manufactured in India, Baleno is also exported to Japan and the company plans to widen its export market for the car.last_img read more

NAACP Report Blacks at Risk for PollutionRelated Health Issues

first_imgA new study shows that the location of gas and oil refineries and their resulting pollutants are poisoning African-American communities at a disproportionate rate.The study, coauthored by the NAACP and the Clean Air Task Force, determined that oil and natural gas facilities are built near or exist within a half-mile of more than 1 million African Americans, exposing them to a higher risk of cancer from toxins emitted by those facilities.The largest Black populations facing the risk of cancer above the Environmental Protection Agency’s level of concern are in Texas and Louisiana. In those states, nearly 900,000 people are at risk. Houston and Dallas house some of the largest African-American populations that are in danger of childhood asthma attacks from ozone smog that comes from oil and gas facilities there. But because pollutants can drift for hundreds or even thousands of miles before they turn into smog, African-American neighborhoods as far away as Chicago, Washington, D.C., and New York City all faces thousands of asthma attacks from oil and gas pollution. Moreover, the report determined that three states — Texas, Ohio and California — as well as Louisiana, Pennsylvania and Oklahoma have the largest number of Black people living in the “threat zone.” “The effects of oil and gas pollution are disproportionately afflicting African Americans, particularly cancer and respiratory issues, and the trend is only increasing,” said Dr. Doris Browne, president of the National Medical Association, which supported the study. “Our membership is seeing far too many patients in communities of color suffering from these diseases. It is our goal to fight to reverse this dangerous trend.”The oil and natural gas industries violate the EPA’s air quality standards for ozone smog, because of the natural gas emissions in many African-American communities, the report purports. Those emissions cause more than 138,000 asthma attacks among school children and more than 100,000 missed days every year. The report went on to conclude that 91 counties across the U.S. are building oil refineries and that existing refineries are in proximity to more than 6.7 million African Americans, or 14 percent of the national population. That disproportionately exposes them to toxic and hazardous air laden with benzene, sulfur dioxide, formaldehyde and other poisonous chemicals. In a statement, Kathy Egland, NAACP’s environmental and climate justice committee board chair, said the report further proves that environmental racism exists. “It is claimed that in most cases the potentially toxic facilities were built first and communities knowingly developed around them,” she said. “However, studies of such areas show that industrial polluting facilities and sites have frequently been built in transitional neighborhoods, where the demographics have shifted from wealthier white residents to lower-income people of color. Polluting facilities also reduce nearby property values, making them more affordable areas to live in for people who do not have the means to live elsewhere.”  The study is called “Fumes Across the Fence-Line: The Health Impacts of Air Pollution from Oil and Gas Facilities on African American Communities.” You can view it online here ( read more

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Greek government suffers defections as austerity vote looms

first_img The difference between men and women when it comes to pain ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras faced a rising wave of hostility from members of his own party Wednesday ahead of a parliament vote on an austerity bill that condemns the country to years of spending cuts but is required to get a new bailout package.The raft of consumer tax increases and pension reforms has led to growing anger among Greece’s governing left-wing Syriza party, while the country’s civil servants’ union voiced its objections with a 24-hour public sector strike. Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Demonstrators gather near the Greek Parliament during a rally against the government’s agreement with its creditors in Athens, in central Athens, Tuesday, July 14, 2015. The eurozone’s top official says it’s not easy to find a way to get Greece a short-term cash infusion that will help it meet upcoming debt repayments. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti) Comments   Share   The bill was being passed through Parliament with emergency procedures and was debated at committee level Wednesday morning before heading to the full assembly in the evening.The civil servants’ strike disrupted public transport and shut down state-run services across the country. Pharmacies joined in with their own 24-hour strike to object to the austerity deal which will allow some non-prescription drugs to be sold by supermarkets.Demonstrations were planned for Wednesday evening outside Parliament during the assembly debate.“These laws will pass through parliament today, because they can’t do otherwise,” said private sector employee Eleni Sari, 45, as she walked through central Athens.“Naturally, the people are furious, and they have not allowed them any choice. Unfortunately it’s not in our hands anymore. That is, it’s no longer in the people’s hands. By necessity … they will pass them in parliament, and by necessity we will bear their burden.”Greeks continued to struggle with limits on cash withdrawals and transfers outside of the country. Banks were shut down June 29 and the finance ministry said they would remain closed through Thursday. Top Stories New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies In his state television Tuesday night, the prime minister vowed he would not step down despite the open dissent.“I will not run away from my responsibilities,” he said.He criticized the deal, but said it was the best Greece could get.“The policies imposed on us were irrational,” Tsipras said. “We faced a tough and punitive position from our partners … But the (agreement) does offer a way out of the crisis.”With its banks dangerously low on liquidity and the state practically out of cash, Greece desperately needs funds. It faces a Monday deadline to repay 4.2 billion euros ($4.6 billion) to the European Central Bank, and is also in arrears on 2 billion euros to the IMF.Negotiations on the new bailout will take an estimated four weeks, leaving European finance ministers scrambling to find ways to get Athens some money sooner.The European Commission has proposed to give Greece 7 billion euros in loans from a special fund overseen by all 28 EU nations so it can meet its upcoming debts. The loan would be made pending the start of a full bailout program, but faces resistance from Britain, a non-euro member of the EU.U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew was traveling to Europe to confer with leaders about the Greek crisis, and was to meet Wednesday in Frankfurt with ECB chief Mario Draghi. On Thursday, he meets the German and French finance ministers. Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall Mesa family survives lightning strike to home But he said he had no option if he was to prevent Greece’s financial collapse.The International Monetary Fund, which was involved Greece’s previous two bailouts and will also play a role in the third, has long advocated the country’s debt is too high and that any deal must include debt relief — something the Greek side has also insisted on.In a report released late Tuesday, the IMF said Greece’s debt was now “highly unsustainable” and would reach “close to 200 percent of GDP in the next two years.”On Wednesday, the European Union’s executive Commission echoed that analysis, saying there are “serious concerns” about the sustainability of Greece’s debt due to a worsening in the economy.The Commission says in a report that its main forecasts are for debt to reach 165 percent of GDP in 2020, 150 percent in 2022 and 111 percent in 2030. In an ‘adverse’ scenario, in which the economy does worse than expected, the debt load would hit a massive 187 percent, 176 percent and 142 percent, respectivelyTsipras has faced strident dissent even from top ministers, with Energy Minister Panagiotis Lafazanis saying in a post on his ministry’s website that the deal the prime minister reached was “unacceptable” and calling on him to withdraw it. Sponsored Stories Arizona families, Arizona farms: working to produce high-quality milk ____Efty Katsareas in Athens, Greece, and Raf Casert in Brussels contributed to this report.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. The vote will almost certainly see large numbers of Syriza lawmakers dissent and vote against the package, raising questions of the government’s survival in its current form. The bill is expected to pass with votes in favor by pro-European opposition parties.Alternate Finance Minister Nadia Valavani said she would not vote in favor of the bill, and resigned from her government seat.In a letter she sent Tsipras on Monday morning and released by the finance ministry Wednesday, Valavani said she believed the tactics of the “dominant circles in Germany” was “the full humiliation of the government and the country.”Tsipras agreed to a deal after a marathon 17-hour eurozone summit Monday morning. It calls for Greece to pass new austerity measures his left-wing government had long battled against in return for the start of negotiations on a third bailout worth about 85 billion euros in loans over three years.The government, a coalition between Syriza and the small right-wing Independent Greeks, holds 162 seats in Greece’s 300-member Parliament. More than 30 of Syriza’s own lawmakers have publicly voiced objections.Tsipras has acknowledged the measures he agreed to go against his election pledges to repeal austerity, and described them in a Tuesday night television interview as “irrational.” Top ways to honor our heroes on Veterans Daylast_img read more

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