Uk: World Muslim Leader Advises Strict Care In Handling Syrian Crisis

“We understand that as soon as we scored the third goal in the second half, it gave us the opportunity to sit in anddefend long-range. Once we got up 3-1, we weren’t going to expose ourselves.” UK put the game away in the 66th minute when Swift was taken down inside the box, earning a penalty for Kentucky. Gilliland stepped up and calmly knocked in her second goal of the match and third of the season to the keeper’s right. The goal for Gilliland was her second penalty of the season, as she is now 2-2 on the year in penalty tries. The win for Kentucky is its first over a ranked team on the year and the first win over a top-10 team in the Lipsitz era. After starting the season 0-1-1, UK has rattled off six-straight wins leading into Southeastern Conference play. Kentucky ended up scoring on all four of the shots on goal it recorded, while only allowing WVU to record five shots on goal in the match. Kayla King continued to impress in the net, as the Louisville, Ky., native picked up her sixth win of the season to move to 6-1-1 on the year. King was only forced to make three saves on the afternoon. The six-straight wins for Kentucky is the most since the 2011 season, where UK started the season with six-straight wins. “I have said to people what (WVU head coach) Nikki Izzo-Brown and her staff have built is one of the most special things in the country,” Lipsitz said.

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This is made possible by leading hardware technology combined with a new application called Nokia Pro Camera, which makes it easy for anyone to take professional quality images. Either before a picture is taken or after it has been shot, the zoom capability enables people to discover and then rediscover the personal stories each image can tell. With a beautiful interface that visually demonstrates how settings will affect the final photo or video, Nokia Pro Camera makes it easier than ever to capture, edit and share photos and videos with unrivaled clarity. Using a new feature called dual capture, the Nokia Lumia 1020 simultaneously takes a high resolution 38 megapixel image for endless editing opportunities, and creates a 5 megapixel picture that is easy to share to social networks with Windows Phone 8. The Nokia Lumia 1020’s 41 megapixel sensor features leading ZEISS optics with six physical lenses, plus optical image stabilisation, delivering crystal clear pictures even in low light conditions together with a xenon flash to produce the best possible close up images when taken in the dark. It also captures blur free videos with stereo sound even at the loudest concerts thanks to Nokia Rich Recording, which handles sound pressure levels six times louder than conventional smartphone microphones. “We are delighted with the response we have received from the UK marketplace” said Conor Pierce, VP, Nokia UK and Ireland. “It is clear that there is a strong appetite for a smartphone with such unrivaled image taking capabilities. The ability to express your imaging creativity and then share instantly really does put this phone in a class of its own.” Adding further professional capabilities and additional battery life, Nokia launch the new Nokia Camera Grip. This unique accessory complements device features usually reserved for stand-alone cameras, like the Nokia Lumia 1020’s built-in xenon flash and mechanical shutter. The Nokia Camera Grip also sports a tripod mount connection. The personal nature of Windows Phone makes it the perfect platform for the Nokia Lumia 1020, showcasing live images on the Start screen with the Photos tile, quick sharing to social networks, and easy access to files across a number of devices with SkyDrive. With the dedicated camera button, Windows Phone is designed with imaging in mind.

Nicola McEwen: UK-Irish bond may stretch to Scots

Maintaining peace in Northern Ireland remains a concern, but the relative stability of politics in the North means it no longer tops the intergovernmental agenda. So, when the British permanent secretaries and Irish secretaries general group the civil service of the respective governments have their annual meeting this week, it will give the go-ahead to some of the many joint projects that British and Irish officials have been developing since 2011, and will look to the future for opportunities to solidify the new British-Irish partnership. All independent states work with others to some degree, but the extent of intergovernmental co-operation between the UK and Ireland is significantly greater than the engagement either government has with any other country. Whats more, in spite of the vast differences in population, resources and political standing, the relationship appears to be conducted among equals. The UK has not used its relative strength to impose its will. An aura of mutual respect prevails. Of course, the issue of where power lies would only really be tested once a dispute emerged something which has so far been avoided in the will to search for, and find, areas of agreement. There is a sense, too, that such co-operation is in the mutual interests of both countries. For the UK, Ireland represents its closest ally in the European Union and the two governments share many policy positions in EU negotiations. They also have shared economic interests resulting from a strong trading relationship and inter-linked economies, businesses and workforce. In energy, one of the areas where co-operation has been most extensive, both also have what the other needs: Ireland has the geography, the climate and the will to generate vast amounts of renewable energy; the UK apparently has the will to pay for it, reflecting its need to feed energy demand and meet EU obligations. All of which begs the question if it is in the interests of the UK government to collaborate so extensively with independent Ireland, why would it not also be in its interests to co-operate extensively with an independent Scotland? Scotland and the rest of the UK would almost certainly maintain a strong trading relationship. The UK governments own analysis indicates that while the rest of the UK is Scotlands biggest trading partner, Scotland is the second biggest market (behind the United States) for goods and services produced in the rest of the UK. Citizens would continue to travel and work across the internal borders of the British Isles.

PSA: the Nokia Lumia 1020 arrives in the UK today (updated)

PSA: the Nokia Lumia 1020 arrives in the UK today

Alawites are killing Sunnis and Sunnis are killing Alawites, and all of them claim to recite the one Kalima (Muslim declaration of faith). Hadhrat Ahmad said that extremists have joined the rebel Sunni forces claiming to be fighting in the name of freedom and the true extent of damages wrought by these extremists to Syria will only be gauged later on. His Holiness said some world powers as well as few governments of the region are backing the Syrian government while other governments, including most western world powers, are backing the rebel forces and the resulting tug-of-war is acquiring a dangerous form. If it is anyones business, Hadhrat Ahmad asserted, it is the UNs; because the country in question is included in its charter. What is regrettable, His Holiness said, is that the Muslim factions involved in the conflict claim to follow the teaching about which God has stated that it has been perfected. For the world powers, His Holiness said, ‘it is mere obstinacy and an effort to prove their superiority’. World peace is not established in these ways. For world peace, justice has to be done – about which the beautiful teaching of Islam states: and let not a peoples enmity incite you to act otherwise than with justice. [ 5:9 ]” His Holiness said if the UN was to work on this principle, justice could be established. His Holiness noted the Russian president Vladimir Putins recent statement that it is not right to bypass the United Nations in such conflicts. In an op-ed article published by the New York Times a few days ago, President Putin had cautioned that no one wants United Nations to have the fate of the League of Nations. Certainly, he is right, His Holiness said. In his previous statements , Hadhrat Ahmad had singled out as logical a proposal by Israels President Shimon Peres – to consider sending a United Nations peacekeeping force made up solely of Arab soldiers. His Holiness had agreed with President Peres’s reasoning that ‘if Western nations or soldiers were to become directly involved it would be viewed as a Western invasion or as Western imperialism.’ The Ahmadiyya Khalifa has written to may leaders of the world, including the Pope , to intervene and use their influences in resolving ongoing world conflicts that, His Holiness believes, carry a potential of leading the world in to a serious worldwide nuclear war. “It is my prayer that we all understand our responsibilities and play our role in establishing peace and love, and for the recognition of our Creator in the world,” Hadhrat Ahmad had written to the former Pope Benedict XVI. According to the recent reports , Pope Francis has also spoken out against attacking Syria.