Libya renews anti-migration deal with Italy

first_imgLibya’s Foreign Minister hails peace deal FILE PHOTO: Migrants are rescued in the Mediterranean as they attempted to make the precarious sea crossing to Europe in August 2019./ Getty ImagesA deal to stop the arrival of migrants into Italy from Libya was automatically renewed on Saturday, as the European nation continues with its efforts to tackle the illegal migration menace.The MoU between the two countries was signed in 2017, setting out a framework for the two countries to work together in “development cooperation, countering illegal migration, human trafficking and smuggling and reinforcing security at the Libya-Italy border”.Under the deal, Italy provides training and resources to Libyan coastguard, and also finances migrant centres.Migrants who are intercepted while trying to make the journeys to Europe are held in detention centres in the North African country.Libya is the preferred departure point for migrants seeking to reach Europe illegally, though the numbers have dropped significantly since the 2017 deal.The illegal migration has been fueled by human trafficking cells which have taken advantage of the political situation in the North African country.Libya descended into chaos in 2011 after the ouster and killing of former leader Muammar Gaddafi in an operation backed by NATO.Related Italy accepts 147 migrants from Libyacenter_img Italy defence minister blames France for Libya conflictlast_img read more

Where Are The New Age Stars To Take Over From Federer, Nadal and Djokovic?

first_imgAdvertisement 2pNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsrf3y9Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ecfcsc( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 90nWould you ever consider trying this?😱d1oCan your students do this? 🌚wjg7Roller skating! Powered by Firework Marin Cilic, who turned 30 on Friday, makes history as he becomes the youngest Grand Slam champion still active in the men’s tennis circuit – the most unexpected, and improbable, phenomenon in the sport’s history. As of Sept. 28, no men’s tennis player under the age of 30 has won a major. This has never occurred before in the sport. Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, Stan Wawrinka, Juan Martin Del Potro, and now Cilic are all over 30.Advertisement According to data since 1930 from the ATP World Tour, male pros ages 30 and up own all the major singles titles won by currently active players. When one ponders upon this, it isn’t that difficult to visualize how unusual this fact is, both when thinking about individual players’ careers and also when thinking about the structural changes in the sport. Although advances in technology and healthcare have made it possible to play elite tennis for longer, those shifts alone cannot account for the severity of this over-30 situation. Men’s tennis never used to be this way. The winners have usually been young and dominant. From 1955 through 1966, men under age 30 won 48 consecutive major titles, the longest streak on record.The next longest streak of major titles won by 30-somethings happened back in 1969, when Rod Laver set it by himself, winning all four major titles at ages 30 and 31. Other than that, every season from 1925 through 2016 had at least two Slam winners under 30. Fast forward to recent times, the young still ruled after that, with Nadal, Djokovic and Murray winning most of the titles. But then a funny thing happened: Federer and his younger rivals, Nadal and Djokovic, kept thrashing opponents and winning majors, no matter their ages. All this could be very ominous for the men’s game, a sign the kids are hopeless.Advertisement Accepting that these present masters of the sport are gifted geniuses seems convincing enough just because millennials lack multiple things that those hard hitters didn’t, viz being motivated by their rivals’ achievements, using others’ wins as inspiration to improve their tactics, technique and conditioning. But whatever happens, the chance of any generation matching them in the future is slim – and perhaps impossible.Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Racing well on track

first_imgA NEW era is dawning for Pakenham racing. The stunning new facility at Tynong is taking shape, with the first…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Family violence services streamlined

first_imgBy Aneeka Simonis THE family violence policing unit based in Pakenham will soon be relocated to a support super centre…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img