The British government has been accused of spying on WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, sparking an outrage among civil rights campaigners in the country. A video released by WikiLeaks claim that three cameras have been erected outside the entrance of his temporary home in Ellingham Hall, Norfolk, to keep track of people visiting him. “We suddenly noticed them appearing since we have been here. We believe they are monitoring everything that goes in and out of the property,” Sarah Harrison, one of the WikiLeaks’ team, was quoted as saying in the video, titled ‘House Arrest’, published by Telegraph online. “I am not an expert on cameras but I believe that these take number plates and report number plates. I think the country is full of them but I don?t know why I need quite so many of them around my house,” said Vaughan Smith, the owner of the Ellingham Hall, where Assange moved into in mid– December as he fights extradition to Sweden over allegations of sexual crimes. The 39-year-old Australian has denied charges. But the clamp on his movement and spying on his visitors has sparked an outrage, with civil liberties campaign groups slamming the government. “Regardless of the allegations made against Mr Assange, he has not been charged with any crime,” said Daniel Hamilton, director of Big Brother Watch. “For his movements ? and those of his visitors ? to be monitored in this way constitutes an outrageous invasion of personal privacy. These cameras must be removed immediately,” he demanded.advertisement- With PTI inputsFor more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.
Hafeez said the Asia Cup was history now. Hafeez said the Asia Cup was history now. “But coming into this tournament we all knew how important this tournament was. We have all the ingredients in our batting. The variety in our bowling makes us lethal. “We have got our confidence back in the last two matches. Those who were not able to perform are back among runs. It will really help us in the long run. “Afridis innings was very important. It gave us a base. Overall it was a good display of team. Bowling did well also. The winning momentum is back and will help us for the rest of the tournament.” Lavishing praise on Mohammad Amir, who has returned after his spot-fixing ban, he said: “He has started his career very well from New Zealand and is improving day by day. “He delivers when he is given the job. We have a good variety working for the team and thats working. It was a good game but still we need to well very well in the tournament to reach final.” Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Mortaza said they could have fancied their chances had they restricted Pakistan to 160-170. “Against the Pakistani bowling attack, this was a big target. On this wicket we could have fancied our chances if the target was 160-170. “The score gave us huge pressure. We couldnt execute our plans. I wont blame the batsmen when you chase 200-plus against Pakistani attack.” Giving an update on their star left-arm pacer Mustafizur Rahman, he said: “Hes very close to be named in the XI but could not make it at last minute. “We did not want to risk him. At this point, hes the best bowler we have got. We want him to be fit and play. Unfortunately, could not get him. Hope he will play our next match (against Australia in Bangalore March 21).” Mortaza further said they are looking at one match at a time. “Were not thinking too far and focusing on each match. We will try our best in the next match. It will be flatter and the challenges would be tougher. We have to regroup quickly and come back strong. Every match will be tough in this group.” PTI TAP AH AHadvertisement
Chennai, Nov 4 (PTI) Chennai will be hosting the inaugural edition of Table Tennis Super League-Tamil Nadu, which will feature the top paddlers of the state, from November 24 to 26.The tournament, organised by Indusports, under the auspices of Tamil Nadu Table Tennis Association and 11Even Sports would be held at the Express Avenue mall here.The league would have eight teams, and each would have six members from different categories ? men, women, junior boys, junior girls, cadet boys and veterans.Each tie would comprise six singles and three doubles matches, the organisers said.”We are hoping variations in age groups will help them bond as each team will have someone from under 12 years to over 40,” said former national champion Kamlesh Mehta, director, 11Even Sports.The teams were formed through a players auction, where 60 players were bought by teams.E Prabhakaran emerged the highest paid player, going for Rs 52,500 and was followed by S Nikhil who was bought for Rs 50,500.Among women, T Reeth Rishya commanded the highest price of Rs 40,500 and Yashini Sivasankar was the second highest (Rs 38,250).Former National Games champion N Arul Selvi and TNTTA treasurer J Selvakumar thanked 11Even Sports and the table tennis federation for their support. PTI SS BN
Internet today is buzzing with the rumours about LG’s upcoming flagship device LG V40. And while everyone is busy digging details about V40, which as per the reports is touted to sport five cameras, a new device by the Korean electronics giant spotted online has sent everyone in a state of frenzy.The new mysterious phone is said to be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor and sport a POLED display along with having Google Assistant on board. Sounds pretty simple right? Except it’s not.According to a report by XDA Developers, which carried out a firm investigation of LG’s files, there is a strong possibility that LG’s mysterious new phone which goes by the codename “judypn” could be LGV40 codenamed “storm”. However, there is ample evidence which suggests otherwise as well.For starters, the new smartphone shares its base name with LG V35 ThinQ which had the codename “judy” and LG G7 ThinQ with the codename “judyln”. While V35 ThinkQ sports POLED display without a notch, LG G7 ThinQ comes with an LCD display with notch. If reports are to be believed, LG V40 will sport a POLED display with a notch- suggesting that judypn could indeed be the upcoming LG V40.Also, just like judypn, LG V40 is expected to come with a button for invoking Google Assistant, strengthening the reports that the upcoming LG V40 is indeed judypn.On the contrary, the mysterious new phone is rumoured to have a dual camera setup at the back, both with optical image stabalisation technology with one lens being a wide-angle lens. The new phone called judypn is also likely to sport single front-facing camera which is similar to LG V35 and LG G7.advertisementOn the other hand, LG V40 is rumoured to come with five cameras, with a triple camera setup at the back and a dual camera in the front. The upcoming device is also likely to support 3D face recognition technology-suggesting that LG might be working on a new device altogether.ALSO READ: LG V30+ review: Lights, camera, actionWhile the processor and display specifications suggest that storm and judyln might be one device, camera details suggest otherwise. At this point it is important to note that these details are based on firmware analysis which could be drastically different now.
There are cancer causing contaminants in the air in Hamilton, St. Catharines, and other industrial cities, according to researchers at Mcgill University.Benzene is known to cause acute myeloid leukemia or AML which is a cancer of the bone marrow or blood.According to the associate medical officer of health in hamilton, the numbers in the study don’t tell the whole story.Associate Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Bart Harvey says, “In Hamilton in and around 20 hamiltonians are diagnosed with AML, and if I can put that into context every year slightly more than 3,000 Hamiltonians are diagnosed with cancer.”Not all the troubled neighborhoods were surrounded by industry in fact the area with the highest number of cases was in Westdale where it came in at 85 cases per million people a year the canadian average is 30.
In a statement issued by his spokesperson in New York, Mr. Ban welcomed the countries’ compliance, saying “both submissions represent an important contribution to building momentum and strengthening prospects for reaching a new and meaningful climate change agreement at COP-21 (the UN Climate Change Conference) in Paris at the end of the year.” The statement noted, “The INDCs submitted today and since March offer a floor, and not a ceiling for ambition, and are critical for building momentum and trust on the road to COP-21 in Paris.”The Secretary-General thanked the President of China, Xi Jinping, and the President of the Republic of Korea, Park Geun-hye, for their leadership and strong commitment in addressing climate change.Mr. Ban also encouraged other countries to accelerate the preparation and submission of their INDCS. “A key step to reaching a universal and meaningful climate agreement in Paris is the timely submission of INDCs by all countries well in advance of Paris,” the statement concluded.
Several people were killed in the “complex” attack in Sévaré, including troops belonging to the G5 Sahel joint force – a military task force composed of armed forces of Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger. Members of the Malian armed forces were also killed.In a statement issued by his spokesperson on Friday, Mr. Guterres underscored the “important role” the G5 Sahel joint force is playing in countering violent extremism and terrorism in the Sahel region and called on the international community to step up its support to the joint force. He also said that the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) continues to provide logistical support to the joint force in line with the relevant Security Council resolution.In the statement, the UN chief also offered his condolences to the families of the victims and wishes a speedy recovery to those injuredIn a separate statement, the Security Council also condemned the attack and underscored the need to bring the perpetrators and sponsors of such “reprehensible acts” of terrorism to justice.The members of the Council also welcomed the “continued determination” of the G5 Sahel States to unite their efforts to address the impact of terrorism and transnational organized crime in the Sahel region, including through the development of the joint force.They also expressed that they would “continue to monitor closely the situation” as well as the support to the joint force, in parallel to progress made in its operationalization.
Ohio State freshman Kyle Young looks to pass into the post against Walsh in an exhibition game on Nov. 5 at the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Jacob Myers | Managing Editor for ContentOhio State’s forward depth continues to wane thin as freshman forward Kyle Young is out with an ankle injury for the Buckeyes’ game against William and Mary, an Ohio State spokesperson said Saturday. With center Micah Potter’s continued absence from the team, Ohio State now will turn to sophomore forward Andre Wesson as the primary backup to center Kaleb Wesson and forwards Jae’Sean Tate and Keita Bates-Diop. Young has averaged 2.4 points, 1.8 rebounds and 0.2 assists per game. He registered a career-high six points and four rebounds against Michigan in the team’s 71-62 win against the Wolverines Monday.
← Previous Story Bartosz Jurecki to Azoty Pulawy Next Story → Three candidates for Serbian Handball Federation president! Rhein Neckar LowenSC Magdeburg Rhein Neckar Lowen won the PIXUM Super Cup 2016 for the first time in club’s history! Team of Nikolaj Jakobsen was clearly better in clash against SC Magdeburg 27:24 (17:12) in the match for the first trophy of the season! The top scorer was Petersson with seven goals, while Grafenhort netted six for the green team from the East.These two teams will play again next weekend in the first round of DKB Bundesliga 2016/17.Rhein-Neckar Löwen – SC Magdeburg 27:24 (17:12)Rhein-Neckar Löwen: Appelgren, Palicka; Schmid (5/1), Sigurdsson (6/5), Manaskov, Baena (2), Mensah, Pekeler (3), Groetzki (1), Reinkind, Guardiola (1), Petersson (7), Ekdahl du Rietz (2)SC Magdeburg: Green, Quenstedt; Musa (4), van Olphen, Pettersson (1), Bagersted, Grafenhorst (6), Christiansen (1), Bezjak (2), Weber (2/2), Damgaard, Zelenovic (4), Lemke (4)
THE LATEST HOME insurance comparison survey from the National Consumer Agency has shown there are differences in quotes of up to €362 being offered by providers.The research examined quotes based on seven property types throughout the country. In the instances where all eight companies asked provided a quote, the average potential saving was €318.The figure of €362 related to a two-bed terraced house in Waterford City: the most expensive quote was €546, whilst the cheapest was for €184.The biggest percentage difference – at 341 per cent -was for contents cover only for a two-bed apartment in Co Dublin: the highest quote was for €389, and the cheapest quote was €88.Additionally, six out of the eight companies surveyed indicated that they would be willing to negotiate with existing customers if that customer had secured a cheaper quote elsewhere.“This research demonstrates that consumers can make significant savings on their home insurance if they are prepared to get a couple of quotes before taking out insurance,” Fergal O’Leary, Director of Research and Policy for the NCA said.“It’s very positive to note that most of the companies surveyed are willing to renegotiate premiums.”“It’s clear that consumers are in a much stronger position if they get quotes from competitors.”The agency found that 14 per cent of consumers had switched their home insurance provider in the last year. Of those, 80 per cent saved money.The providers included in the comparison were Aviva, RSA, AIG, Allianz, Axa, Liberty, FBD and Zurich.Read: We should be using more seaweed to power things, MEPs say
JAMIE CARRAGHER AND Gary Neville may have squabbled over Liverpool’s title credentials last night but both were in agreement that Seamus Coleman has is the Premier League’s form right-back.The Sky Sports pundits were asked to select their Premier League team of the season so far after coverage of the 0-0 draw between Chelsea and Arsenal.The former Manchester United and Liverpool defenders settled on seven players with both Neville and Carragher plumping for a front three of Luis Suarez, Wayne Rooney and Sergio Aguero. The defence proved a sticking point as the duo could only agree on Coleman and Southampton centre-back Dejan Lovren.Here are the two teams: Neville went for four of Everton’s back five, including goalkeeper Tim Howard.Carragher opted for talented Toffees midfielder Ross Barkley in midfield.Coleman has scored four goals in 17 matches for Everton, during which team Roberto Martinez’ team have kept eight clean sheets.Here are the pundits discussing their respective teams:YouTube credit: MrBeanyman– What players would make it into your Team of the Season so far?5 footballers who had a great year in 20135 sporting Christmas cards that probably weren’t sent this year
One of the problems facing the development of more realistic/natural acting robots is the ability to create artificial muscles that mimic all aspects of the real thing. Research currently being carried out at Nankai University has just taken a big step closer to achieving that.If you want to create a robotic equivalent of a living thing such as a fish or a worm, it’s very difficult to do that in terms of matching the size, range of movement, and weight. But if a lightweight, flexible material can be produced that acts like a natural muscle, it can replace the typically more bulky components robots rely on today for movement.Researchers Yongsheng Chen and Yi Huang have managed to create such a material thanks to the availability of graphene. They created a graphene paper from graphene flakes that were heated and fused together. That formed a strong base material which could be coated in the polymer poldiacetylene. Combined, you have a very strong, yet flexible material that can be cut to any shape and size.The major benefit of this so-called electromechanical actuator material, is the way in which it reacts to an electric charge. Apply an alternating current and the material flicks back and forth at a rate of up to 200 times per second. And it does so while generating the same amount of stress as a natural muscle (160 megapascals per gram).The level of responsiveness, coupled with the stress generated, make the material a good candidate for producing natural movement in robots. We could, for example, eventually see robot fingers that move and react as ours do. But for now the experiments are focusing on simpler tasks, such as getting a worm to wriggle, and creating a miniature helicopter (the size of a bee) that uses the graphene paper to spin the blades.Read more at C&EN and ACS Publications
“Books are the best weapon in the world.”The Tenth Doctor understood the power of reading—a virtue passed on through the regenerations to the latest Time Lord Lady.BBC Books and Penguin Random House Children’s UK last week confirmed an upcoming exclusive series of Doctor Who series 11 stories.A combination of titles—fiction, nonfiction, activity, novelty, audio—aim to introduce the long-running show and its time-traveling topliner to new audiences, as well as indulge die-hard fans.“At BBC Books we have a long history of publishing alongside Doctor Who and are so pleased to be able to continue, particularly as the series enters this exciting new phase,” Rebecca Smart, managing director of Ebury Publishing, said in a statement.An exciting new phase which, of course, will be led by Thirteenth Doctor Jodie Whittaker, set to take over from current lead Peter Capaldi after this year’s Christmas special.“What an exciting time to be renewing our partnership with BBC Worldwide as Doctor Who moves into a new era with its first female Doctor,” Penguin Random House Children’s UK Managing Director Francesca Dow said.“Doctor Who stands for transformational magical storytelling and we can’t wait to take the new Doctor on new adventures in our books as we continue to expand the Doctor Who universe,” Dow continued. “We’ll be publishing for brand new fans meeting the Doctor for the very first time, as well as the existing fans who already know and love the show as much as we do.”Just what readers can expect from the new lineup remains unclear; there will probably be a coloring book or two, perhaps some novels, and the Official Annual—all featuring Whittaker as the Thirteenth Doctor.“To be asked to play the ultimate character, to get to play pretend in the truest form: This is why I wanted to be an actor in the first place,” she told the BBC of her Doctor Who casting. “To be able to play someone who is literally reinvented on screen, with all the freedoms that brings—what an unbelievable opportunity.”Tune in on Dec. 25 to watch Whittaker’s debut, directed by Rachel Talalay, in which the Twelfth Doctor teams up with the First Doctor (David Bradley as William Hartnell).Stream all of Doctor Who now for free with your Amazon Prime membership.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. HBO Max Scores Exclusive ‘Doctor Who’ Streaming RightsJo Tro Do Plo Plo No: ‘Doctor Who’ Welcomes Back Familiar Monster Stay on target
The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) called off its Chandrayaan-2 launch less than an hour before lift-off due to a “technical snag.”The lunar exploration mission—scheduled to leave Sri Harikota Space Center on July 15 at 2:51 a.m. IST (July 14 at 5:21 p.m. EST)—was headed for the Moon.But it was grounded just 56 minutes before departure when a routine check exposed an issue.Taking an “abundant precaution,” the team delayed their launch, telling the Indo-Asian News Service (IANS) that they found the hazard while cryogenic fuel was being loaded onto the rocket.The agency has not provided any further details about the situation.A revised launch date will be announced later. A technical snag was observed in launch vehicle system at 1 hour before the launch. As a measure of abundant precaution, #Chandrayaan2 launch has been called off for today. Revised launch date will be announced later.— ISRO (@isro) July 14, 2019As The Next Web pointed out, ISRO’s current launch window expires tomorrow (July 16), leaving little wiggle room for engineers trying to safeguard an expensive piece of equipment.Chandrayaan, which means “Moon vehicle” in Sanskrit, features the GSLV Mk-III launcher, an orbiter, Vikram lander, and AI-powered Pragyan rover.Instead, TNW expects a September take-off, pushing the craft’s Moon landing back two months to November.“The 15-minute operation that will see the lander make the final descent will be the most terrifying moments for the agency as it has never attempted such a complex mission,” ISRO Chairman Kailasavadivoo Sivan told the Times of India last month. Chandrayaan-2 orbiter at launch center (via Indian Space Research Organization/ISRO)If successful, Chandrayaan-2 could make India the fourth country to perform a “soft” touch down on the lunar surface, behind the US, former Soviet Union, and China—the latter which dropped a rover on the far side of the Moon in January.It would also be the first-ever spacecraft to land near the lunar south pole.Once there, the rover will work for two weeks, driving approximately 1,300 feet; the mission focuses on the lunar surface, and will gather data on water, minerals, and rock formations.India’s first mission, Chandrayaan-1, launched in 2008, but the orbiter did not land on the Moon’s surface.More on Geek.com:Relive Apollo Moon landing at NASA’s Restored Mission Control CenterSun’s Mysterious History Might Be Buried in Moon’s Crust, Scientists SayIndia’s Anti-Satellite Test Created Dangerous Space Junk, NASA Chief Says
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SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A 32-year-old man riding a motorcycle was hospitalized Monday with life-threatening injuries after he was struck by a hit- and-run motorist in the Barrio Logan area, police said.It happened shortly before 7 p.m. Sunday in the 1900 block of Main Street, San Diego police Officer John Buttle said.The victim was riding his motorcycle northbound on Main Street when a silver BMW sedan made a left turn out of a parking lot and the victim’s motorcycle collided with the driver’s side of the car, Buttle said.The BMW driver then fled southbound on Main Street, Buttle said.The victim was transported to a hospital with life-threatening injuries, Buttle said.Department traffic division officers were investigating the collision. Motorcyclist hospitalized after hit-and-run crash in Barrio Logan KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, Posted: September 17, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News, Traffic & Accidents FacebookTwitter September 17, 2018
POMPANO BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – Authorities are asking for the public’s help in locating a man who, they said, robbed a bank in Pompano Beach, Wednesday afternoon.The FBI released surveillance pictures of the subject who, they said, entered the BankUnited along Atlantic Boulevard and South Federal Highway, just after 3:15 p.m.Officials said the thief walked in and demanded money from an employee. He took off with an undisclosed sum of cash.Investigators believe the same man robbed a nearby Bank of America, located at 2335 E. Atlantic Blvd., also in Pompano Beach, Friday.If you have any information on this robbery, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Listen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: X Paul Daulong hopes the Houston Astros jersey his daughter gave him after Hurricane Harvey’s flooding devastated the family’s home will be a good luck charm as his beloved baseball team tries to win its first World Series.So far, it seems to be working.Daulong started wearing the jersey after the Astros trailed the New York Yankees three games to two in the American League Championship Series. They won the next two games in Houston to advance to the fall classic against the Los Angeles Dodgers. He forgot to wear it during Game 1 of the World Series, which the Astros lost, but remembered to put it on for Wednesday’s Game 2, which they won in extra innings.“Normally I’m not real superstitious,” he said this week from his dust-covered home, a gutted structure held up by exposed wooden beams but devoid of furniture and appliances. “But I’m wearing it now and I’m not taking it off.”The Daulongs and others in the Houston area impacted by Harvey have used the Astros’ championship run as a source of inspiration to slog through difficult days filled with tiring repairs, bureaucratic red tape and uncertainty about the future.“It gives you a positive note to start thinking about,” said Paul Daulong, 70. “It’s been nothing, other than the last week they fixed the fireplace. So it’s frustrating. With the Astros winning, it makes you feel good.”Amid the Astros’ quest, the city has continued rebuilding from Harvey’s devastating flooding, which inundated some areas with more than 50 inches of rain in late August. Officials have estimated that more than 136,000 homes and structures were damaged during Harvey in Harris County, which includes Houston.David J. Phillip/APHouston Astros starting pitcher Justin Verlander was MVP of the American League Championship Series against the New York Yankees.Officials say it will be months before all of the debris covering many front lawns is removed. Nearly 100 people still remain in an American Red Cross shelter in Houston and nearly 9,000 families in Harris County who were displaced by Harvey are still living in hotels.Mary Daulong, 69, said she and her husband — who are temporarily living in an apartment — have scheduled their rebuilding activities at their home around Astros’ games.“We would work here until it was dark. Now we cannot. Whatever time the Astros come on, is when we stop working here,” she said.Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said in the aftermath of Harvey, the Worlds Series isn’t just about the Astros.Eric Christian Smith/AP PhotoJose Altuve holds up the championship trophy after Game 7 of the ALCS against the New York Yankees Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017.“Quite frankly, they are carrying the city on their shoulders and on their backs and in their mitts,” said Turner. “The storm may have come, but it hasn’t dampened our spirit, our enthusiasm.”Astros manager A.J. Hinch said the team understands its responsibility to represent Houston and bring awareness “to the things that are needed to rebuild our great city.”“It gives the city something to rally around and gives people something to cheer for that otherwise may not have a lot to be hopeful for,” said Astros pitcher Justin Verlander.Houston resident Tom Flores, 70, said while cheering on the Astros in the World Series won’t make up for people losing their homes, it still gives people some hope.“I got friends of mine who lost their home and everything but they are still Astros fans and this does take a little bit of the sadness off,” he said.Dodgers pitcher Yu Darvish, who wore a “Houston Strong” T-shirt in the days after the storm and made a donation to help those affected by it. He joked that he hopes it gains him some favor when he starts Game 3 on Friday night.“I made a donation to help, to support Houston and I want people to get recovered and feel more energized,” he said in Japanese through a translator. “And since I made that donation, maybe I can use a ball that doesn’t have much pop in it.”Houston pitcher Lance McCullers said helping boost the city after the storm became a rallying point for the team.David J. Phillip/APAstros’ second baseman Jose Altuve scores the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning of Game 2 of the ALCS over the New York Yankees to give Houston a 2-0 lead in the 7-game series.“We still have pictures hanging in our lockers,” he said. “It’s still something we think about, because people here are hard-working people, and they went through something that a lot of people can’t understand. A lot of people lost everything.“So for us to be able to just play baseball for a couple of hours and for those people to be able to have a little bit of joy, to get away from what they were having to go through is pretty special.”An event like the World Series can be a powerful source of motivation for a community dealing with adversity, said Tim Bono, a lecturer in the Psychological and Brain Sciences Department at Washington University in St. Louis.“It’ll be important for people in Houston to continue to direct attention toward that and say, ‘Hey, look how we all came together to cheer on our sports team. Let’s continue to do that to support each other and to especially direct resources … for those areas that still need our help in recovering from the aftermath of the hurricane,” Bono said.Paul Daulong said the Astros provided a good example for the community by going through their own rebuilding process after several losing seasons.“We have totally put the Astros ahead of the problems that are occurring right now,” he said. “We just gotta keep our heads up and make sure that just like the Astros are going to come through against the Dodgers, we’ll make it back as well as we can.” 00:00 /02:43 David J. Phillip/APHouston Astros’ Marwin Gonzalez celebrates his ninth-inning home run that tied the score 3-3 with the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 2 of the World Series Wednesday. Share
Share EXCLUSIVE PHOTO: This is Cindy Madrid and her daughter Alisson Ximena. They were just reunited at IAH. Ximena was so famously heard in an audio recording pleading for her mother who was being held hundreds of miles away in an immigration detention facility in McAllen. pic.twitter.com/onLtGmo61d— Foti Kallergis (@FotiABC13) July 13, 2018 Photo: Elizabeth Trovall | Houston Public MediaThis photo shows Salvadoran girl Allison Ximena Valencia (second from the left) at a press conference held in Houston on July 13, 2018. Valencia was at the press conference with Cindy Madrid, her mother (third from the left), to talk about their reunification after several weeks of separation because of their detention in different facilities for undocumented immigrants.Updated on Friday, July 13th at 5:35 p.m. (Central Time)Cindy Madrid, the mother of the six year old Salvadoran girl with whom she was reunited early on Friday after being detained in different facilities, will seek asylum in the United States for herself and the child, whose name is Allison Ximena.As reported by NPR, Ximena’s voice was heard in a recording made at the facility where she was detained reciting the phone number of her aunt –who lives in Houston–, generating national news.Telma Garcia, the attorney who is representing Madrid, explained at a press conference held in Houston that here client has passed a credible fear interview.Garcia detailed that, for now, Madrid and the child will live in Houston with a sister of the mother’s. The attorney added Ximena will be included in Madrid’s asylum petition.Madrid’s case is currently being processed in Harlingen, but, according to Garcia, they might have the “option” of moving it to a Houston immigration court. “It’s something that she and I will have to decide later,” the attorney noted.Speaking in Spanish, Madrid said she has come to the United States because it is a safer country than El Salvador and added she also wants to offer her daughter the opportunity to have “a better future.”During the press conference, Madrid was asked about what is her message for other families of undocumented immigrants who are currently separated and she responded she encourages them to have “patience” because “although many have been told no, things can change, the laws can change at some point.”Ximena, also speaking in Spanish, commented that she felt “good” when she was reunited with her mother because she missed her. Same as Madrid, the girl encouraged other children who have been separated from their parents to have “patience.”In this short video, Mayra Figueroa, a member of the group Center for Central American Resources (known as CRECEN by its acronym in Spanish) translates to English a comment Ximena made about what she wants to do now that she has been reunited with her mother.Video Playerhttps://cdn.hpm.io/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/13162945/WhatsApp-Video-of-Ximena.mp400:0000:0000:09Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.————————————————————————–Cindy Madrid, a mother from El Salvador, and her 6-year-old daughter, Alison Jimena Valencia Madrid, were reunited in Houston Friday morning at Bush Intercontinental Airport.The girl had been separated from her mother after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border as part of the Trump administration’s “zero-tolerance” policy.Weeks ago New York-based ProPublica released audio of Alison pleading for her family from inside a detention center in McAllen.Their lawyer reportedly told ABC13 the two had to take a DNA test to confirm they were related. The lawyer also said the two will stay in Houston for the time being.This comes as dozens of other migrant families are being reunited this week, following an order from a federal judge.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>Aquí el momento justo en que la niña Alisson Jimena y su mamá Cindy Madrid, abandonan el Aeropuerto Intercontinental de Houston donde por fin se reunieron luego de estar separadas por la política de cero tolerancia del gobierno del presidente Trump. #PrimeraEdicion pic.twitter.com/FA1OQhjTam— Rodolfo Sánchez (@RodolfoSanzTV) July 13, 2018 Cindy Madrid and her 6-yr-old daughter, Alisson have been reunited in Texas after being separated at the border. Allison’s tears were heard on a recording taken at a facility where she was held. Their story tonight on @AC360 @cnn 8pm ET. pic.twitter.com/MoNKjxa6tK— Ismael Estrada (@IshEstradaCNN) July 13, 2018