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Nitesh Rane chargesheeted in assualt case

first_imgPanaji: The Goa Police on Friday chargesheeted Maharashtra MLA Nitesh Rane, son of senior Congress leader Narayan Rane, in connection with an assault and criminal intimidation case from 2013.Mr. Rane, along with several others, wasbooked for assaulting a toll booth operator in North Goa’s Pernem taluk, ransacking the toll booth and criminally intimidating the employees on December 3, 2013. Mr. Rane and his entourage were entering Goa from Maharashtra and were stopped to pay the entry toll.“The charge sheet has been filed before the Judicial Magistrate First Class in Pernem,” a police public relations official said.last_img read more

Traffic cop sent for ‘stress management’ after spat

first_imgA Madhya Pradesh traffic policeman was sent for a week-long session on stress management on Wednesday, after a video showing him engaged in an argument with a State Congress functionary over traffic rules went viral on social media.Senior Superintendent of Police Ruchi Vardhan Mishra said, traffic police subedar Arun Singh has been sent to a local organisation, where he will undergo training in stress management and professional excellence. The video shows Mr. Singh engaged in a heated argument with MP Congress secretary Akhilesh Jain ‘Gopi’. It shows him saying that even if he is threatened in the name of State Home Minister Bala Bachchan, he would continue to penalise those breaking traffic rules.‘Some relief’ “Many times, due to several reasons, including issues in the family, policemen face tremendous stress while discharging their duty…I am sure Mr. Singh would get some relief through this training session,” Ms. Mishra said. The woman officer added that all policemen should learn to discharge their duties under pressure. She, however, added that there will not be any compromise as far as enforcing traffic rules was concerned. According to sources, Mr. Singh had caught a man talking on his mobile phone while riding on his two-wheeler in Rajwada area on Tuesday evening. The man called up Akhilesh Jain, who rushed to the spot, and entered into a heated argument with the policeman, sources added. In the video, the policeman can be heard saying, “I am subedar Arun Singh, Traffic Police, West. I am saying that I will not listen to anyone. I will certainly collect fine from those found breaking traffic rules…even if you threaten me in the name of Bala Bachchan or anyone else.” Leader’s allegationHowever, Mr. Jain alleged that the policeman was demanding ₹1,000 from his acquaintance, but was issuing a challan (receipt) of ₹500. “I did not threaten the traffic policeman by throwing political weight around,” he said.last_img read more

FYJC first merit list may welcome only those who have scored above 90 per cent

first_imgOut of 2.17 lakh online applications for the FYJC program this year, six students have aced the exam with 100 per cent in the general category. The merit list was announced on Saturday, June 18, 2016.Around 14, 589 students have scored above 90. There are a total of 1.49 lakh seats in FYJC. There are high chances that the first and second cut off lists that will release on June 27 and July, respectively will touch 90 plus scores of students.About the toppers:Students are from state board who have benefitted from additional sports marks of 15 to 25Last year, as many as 1,683 students had scored above 95 per cent, this year 2, 066 students scored above 95 per centThe number of students scoring between 90 per cent and 94.99 per cent increased to 12,523 from 11,829 last yearThis includes over 10,000 from the Maharashtra state board and national boards – 3,136 from ICSE and 1,324 from CBSE.Students who have scored below 90 per cent:On scoring identical marks, students that have scored more in English or are older in age will be given the preference. The results have left several students worried, particularly those that have made it to 70-80 per cent marks as their rank of preference would be much lower.Academicians say that students who have scored between 60’s, 70’s and 80’s will be given preference in coveted colleges only in the third list.In case of seats left or if they are not occupied by students, a fourth list will be released.Read: 82-year-old ‘student’ fails class 10 exam for 47th time Read: Khalsa college gets Delhi HC approval to start admission process with minority tag advertisementClick here for more updates from India Today Education.last_img read more

Final 4 experience doesn’t give FEU clear edge over UST, says Racela

first_imgRead Next The Tamaraws, who took the title in Season 78, have been to four straight Final Fours since then while the Growling Tigers, the top seeds after the elimination round of that year, are making their first appearance in the semifinals for the first time in four years.The usual convention would say that FEU holds the advantage in terms of being a more experienced program but head coach Olsen Racela says otherwise.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practice“I think at this point there really is no advantage, as a program yes we’re perennial Final Four contenders but half of my team are rookies,” said Racela in Filipino Friday at FEU Diliman.“When it comes to Final Four experience, they don’t have it, so I really don’t consider this as an advantage. Although I have veterans so hopefully they can share their experience with the new guys.” What’s behind the display of Chinese flag in Boracay? MANILA, Philippines—Far Eastern University and University of Santo Tomas are only four years removed from their finals series in 2015 but so much has happened between the two teams.ADVERTISEMENT Rice industry paralysis Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? LATEST STORIES Priority legislation in the 18th Congress FEU has six of its players playing in their first season in the UAAP but it does have veteran Wendell Comboy who was part of the champion team of 2015.Nevertheless, Racela said they’re looking to build on their 72-58 win over the Growling Tigers in the second round of the eliminations.“The only thing that win gave to us was the confidence that we can beat UST because we know how strong that team is,” said Racela whose Tamaraws lost in the first round, 82-74.ADVERTISEMENT Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST PLAY LIST 01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Duterte officials’ paranoia is ‘singularly myopic’ Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Pelicans thump Nuggets for first victory of season Someone from the Philippines could win a $208 million jackpot this week! View commentslast_img read more

Virat Kohli says he has learnt scoring big hundreds from Cheteshwar Pujara

first_imgVirat Kohli, on Sunday, scored yet another double hundred on the second day of the third and final Test against Sri Lanka at Feroz Shah Kotla and became the only captain to score six double hundreds.He overtook Rahul Dravid, who has five double hundreds, and now equals Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar for most double tons for India in Test cricket.Kohli is the fourth batsman to hit successive double hundreds and second Indian to do so.This was Kohli’s second of the series . He had hit 213 at Nagpur in the previous match. The double centuries come after he scored four double centuries in four consecutive series against the West Indies, New Zealand, England and Bangladesh.Kohli shared that it is his teammate Cheteshwar Pujara who has inspired him to score big hundreds and that he has learnt to bat longer watching Pujara do that.Cheteshwar Pujara, in the Nagpur Test against Sri Lanka, became the 10th Indian cricketer to compete 3000 runs in Test matches in India. He reached the milestone in 32 matches and took just 53 innings reach the feat, breaking Sachin Tendulkar’s record who had taken 55 innings to breach the 3000-run mark at home.Pujara took just 16 innings, the fastest yet this year, to reach the 1000-run mark. He has slammed three hundreds and six fifties.”Feels wonderful. It was always my mindset to score big hundreds, something that I have watched you (referring to Pujara) do a lot in your career early on and learnt also, how to concentrate for longer periods.advertisement”We have all learnt from his (Pujara) long innings, his concentration levels and his will to keep batting. So I also got inspired by that to keep batting for the team for as long as possible. Now I only think of how I can play more for the team and then you know, you don’t feel the tiredness and anything else and keep carrying on looking at the situation,” Kohli said in a video released by Indian captain has scored all his six double hundreds in the last 17 months and has scored 52 international centuries across formats, the fastest to achieve the milestone in 350 innings overtaking Hashim Amla’s record of 378 innings.Despite scoring his career-best 243 against Sri Lanka today, Kohli rated his 235 against England at the Wankhede Stadium last year as his favourite double hundred.”My favourite hundred would be Adelaide second innings (against Australia) and my favourite double hundred till now would be Mumbai 235 (against England),” Kohli expressed.A few days ago, the Indian cricket team captain had urged youngsters to focus on playing Test cricket well and Kohli, yet again, reiterated that Tests are his favourite form of cricket.”My favourite format is obviously Test cricket. That’s where we are now making sure that this should be the most important format because as batsmen and as bowlers also we know how pleasing it is to score in Test matches, especially when conditions are tough and sometimes like you batted 500 balls in Ranchi so you’ll have to do things like that, sometimes you will have to counter conditions in South Africa, England and Australia. So, job satisfaction is the most in this format. ODI and T20 also from an emotional point of view, when there is full stadium, you win a close game it gives a high but I think job satisfaction is the most in Test cricket.”Kohli revealed his motivation behind the consistent intensity he displays as also shared his journey from being a chubby batsman to leading the fitness revolution in the Indian side.”We know as professional cricketers, we don’t have many years. So, we have to make the most of it and I try to stay as fit as possible, take care of my diet, take care of my training and it’s paid off well till now. In the later half of my career, as we all know it’s going to get more difficult so I’m trying to put in as much as possible in training now and later on, I can still manage to keep the same kind of intensity. But I think we all are training so hard now and it’s showing on the field and I am just trying to do the same.”It started in 2012 IPL when I had a very bad season and I was expecting a lot from that season because I had scored Test hundred in Australia and then I scored 180 against Pakistan in Asia Cup so I thought IPL was one tournament where all Indian players love playing so I thought I want to dominate this IPL but it didn’t end up happening and I was quite disappointed. I was quite low because of that. In IPL when you don’t have form, it can really come together because there are 14 games very quickly and then I could not come out of that, my mental state was very bad. I was eating very bad, my habits were not good at all.advertisement”So I went home afterwards and I saw myself in the mirror after coming out of the shower and I thought I can’t look like this if I want to be an international cricketer. So, from the next day onwards, I changed everything about my diet and training and everything so I was in the gym everyday for about an hour and a half to two hours and I just completely changed my diet,” Kohli conceded.On being asked about aiming for a double hundred in ODIs, Kohli left it to opportunity and conceded that Rohit Sharma has got there twice because of his ability to accelerate in the later stages of his innings, something he thinks he cannot do.”Well it’s not something that I can plan. Openers have a better chance, may be if I get to bat early. If the wicket is nice so you rarely get to bat early. In the first 2-3 overs I think it is challenging, you can go in as number 3 very quickly. You know that, in Test matches also. So I don’t know, may be if we are batting first in some game and wickets are nice to bat on and somehow I get to bat early. I mean I would not want to be on the field in the first five overs because you want a good start but if I end up doing that and I get a good start, then may be I can carry on from there.”I have come close twice but it’s something you can’t pin point because I mean Rohit has done it two times, I don’t think I can hit as many shots as him in the later half of the innings, that’s why he ended up getting there because he is unstoppable when he goes past 130-140 but I’ll try to do it if I have enough overs.”Kohli says he enjoys his celebrity life as much as he enjoys playing cricket on field and mentioned that as long as the intentions of the fans are good, he can meet anyone.”I love enjoying myself on the field, I love meeting children also because I feel they don’t have any motives when they come to meet you and also genuine fans you can tell. But you can’t say that about everyone. I like that connect with people where I know their intention and when their intention is good, I can meet anyone,” Kohli said.It is well known by now that the Indian dressing room gels along really well and they keep playing games amongst each other off the field — both video games and other sports.advertisementSo, when Pujara asked Kohli which sport the Indian captain would challenge him in, the Delhi batsman admitted that he is very competitive and hates playing against Pujara because the Test specialist is a safe player of all sports.”I am going to admit something today. I am very competitive and I hate playing against people who don’t make errors and this is one guy who will play so safe every sport and I end up making so many unforced errors and I lose everything — table tennis, tennis and even FIFA now he has started beating me. So I think I have to try my luck at badminton with him because that’s a faster game but I think I can beat you at badminton,” Kohli concluded.last_img read more

Let’s all look at some ridiculous quotes by OU’s athletic director

first_imgIf you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! USATSI_7651264_154512258_lowresOU’s athletic director, Joe Castiglione, was recently interviewed by Sports Illustrated and he discussed the Dorial Green-Beckham situation and it got a little strange.Speaking of strange, our old buddy shares a byline on the story.Here’s what Castiglione said about DGB being admitted to OU and how he would handle everything in light of the Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson stuff.“If someone presented a case like that now, I think you would be fair to say that he probably wouldn’t be at Oklahoma.”Wait, why? “Just because of the attention and the cases now in the public consciousness, the university would have been unlikely to take on a situation like that.”So you let public perception seep in as one of the moral tenets of constructing your football roster? That seems like a slippery slope. [Checks Twitter accounts of OU’s 2015 recruits] Yep, that’s a slippery slope.And yet Castiglione maintained that DGB did nothing wrong.“If we knew he had done something wrong I can assure you he would not be here.”Kind of.“Whatever he may or may not have done, he is trying to become a better person.”There are a lot of problems with this, not the least of which is the fact that Bob Stoops said in July that DGB was getting a second chance.“We felt the person that he is, the potential he has, we felt the opportunity to give him a second chance at our place could serve him well.”A second chance from what? I thought he did nothing wrong?The thing that offends me by Castiglione’s statements is that he presumes the general public is dumb enough to believe that DGB did nothing wrong. Maybe OU fans are dumb enough or maybe they don’t care or maybe there’s just not video evidence of it so we’re all good — nothing to see here.The other thing is that somebody IS presenting a case “like that” now. I believe his name is Joe Mixon and there IS video of him punching a woman. But maybe OU is going to wait until November when the tape is released to the public to see how the public responds before it makes a decision.The last thing is that Castiglione essentially admits that all of the people who have nothing to do with the situation have more sway over him than I would think they should — I guess the Ray Rice backlash brought that into the spotlight.The issue is that either DGB abused a woman or he didn’t[1. And if he did I would be more okay with OU owning it and saying he’s getting a second chance than trying to sweep it under the rug.] — not that I (or anyone) have an opinion on it. My opinion on it shouldn’t matter to Joe Castiglione but apparently public perception to him is more important than doing whatever he believes to be the right thing.Totally Tickets is your source for Oklahoma State football tickets.last_img read more

Alice Springs Masters Games

first_imgThe Alice Springs Masters Games will be held from Saturday, 11 October to Saturday, 18 October 2014, with Touch Football one of the 33 sports on offer. Men’s, Women’s and Mixed divisions will be offered at the event, with Alice Springs boasting excellent Touch Football facilities and great competition. There will also be plenty of social events with a jam-packed entertainment program featuring the Opening and Closing Ceremony with some fantastic Australian entertainers. The Alice Springs Masters Games was the first Games of its kind in Australia, with the inaugural event held in 1986. Held every two years, the Games offer athletes 25 years and older the chance to experience Australian sports in the red heartland. For more information about the Alice Springs Masters Games, please visit the event website – Related LinksAlice Springs Masterslast_img read more

Guardiola questions Bernardo snub in The Best shortlist

first_imgPep Guardiola was shocked to find out that no Manchester City players were included in the list of candidates to win FIFA’s The Best award this year. City became the first team for a decade to win back-to-back Premier League titles last season before going on to complete an unprecedented domestic treble.However, as was the case during his time at Bayern Munich, two-time Champions League winner Guardiola found Europe’s top competition to prove elusive once more as eventual runners-up Tottenham prevailed against City on away goals in a thrilling quarter-final. Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Despite their domestic dominance, City were left out of FIFA’s shortlist of candidates for the coveted prize, while Liverpool are represented three times and Tottenham star Harry Kane makes the cut.While Guardiola was amazed to see all of his players snubbed, he believes City’s status as a relative newcomer among Europe’s elite was a factor in deciding the list.”It is because Manchester City is in this position the last decade. We are new in these situations,” he said.”I cannot imagine Real Madrid and Barcelona winning four titles and not one single player being there [on the shortlist].”I don’t think there is one player who made a better season than Bernardo Silva last season, even winning [The Nations League] with Portugal.“This club, for example, in eight years won four Premier Leagues. It is quite remarkable. And never in these four seasons was one of our players nominated the best in the league. Never.”Huge respect for Mohamed Salah [who won the PFA and FWA awards in 2017-18], but Kevin De Bruyne that season, guys, when we made 100 points was above and beyond the normal situations.”Heading into the new season, the Champions League looms even larger as the one major prize left to win for City, but Guardiola feels the domestic competition is too intense for them to put all of their effort into claiming the continental crown.”The Champions League is an important tournament, difficult to win,” he said. “But I don’t want to go to the casino and gamble everything I have in my pocket for seven games [the Champions League knockout stages]. I don’t want that.”I think I want to be happy during 11 months. It makes me happy, the Premier League, every game in the cups. When I win, the days after I am happier. I go to the restaurants better, I feel better, I work better with my players. That’s what it gives me.”Am I going to wait until February to play seven games with everything on black colour? From my point of view, it’s too risky.”Normally, when you have history behind it helps a lot. We are trying to build it and I think in Europe we will be closer when we win more Premier Leagues and Premier Leagues and Premier Leagues.”I would sign right now to do what we did last season again. Right now. Not winning the Champions League and four titles [including the Community Shield] again in this season.”After finishing just one point behind City in the English top-flight last term, Liverpool overcame the disappointment by winning the Champions League.Guardiola phoned Jurgen Klopp to pass on his congratulations after they beat Spurs 2-0 in Madrid and dismissed the suggestion that the Reds’ exploits had taken the shine off his own team’s achievements.”Why can we not share the glory?” he asked ahead of the latest chapter in a burgeoning sporting rivalry. “We would like to win the Champions League – big respect to Liverpool. Winning the Champions League is so difficult, so, so complicated.”That’s why winning the Champions League gets all credit. But why is it higher than what we have done over 11 months?”I’m pretty sure Liverpool would have liked to win the last Premier League after 30 years not winning the Premier League.”Both teams were fantastic last season. Why do you have to say this team is better than the other one? Both were good.”last_img read more

Accept Centres conditions on regularisation of unauthorised colonies CM to ministers

first_imgNEW DELHI: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has directed his ministers to immediately accept all conditions in the Centre’s communication to the Delhi government for regularisation of unauthorised colonies, sources said on Monday. The direction was given at a meeting of all ministers on Saturday, where the chief minister reviewed for over four hours every point regarding regularisation of unauthorised colonies.The AAP government had last week released Rs 500 crore for development works in these colonies. CM Kejriwal had earlier this month announced that residents of unauthorised colonies in Delhi would soon have ownership rights of their houses and claimed that the Centre has agreed to the AAP government’s proposal in this regard. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder”It is not the time for the blame game. Even a minute’s delay will not be tolerated. It has been decades that residents of unauthorised colonies have been waiting to lead their lives with dignity. We have to cooperate with the Central government on this very important issue to every extent possible,” a source quoted the chief minister as saying in the meeting. Following the review of the entire regularisation process, Kejriwal has consulted technical experts over the issue, sources said. Experts’ views will be considered while finalising the Delhi government response to the Centre for regularisation of unauthorised colonies, a source also said. Following “strict directions” from the chief minister that no delay will be tolerated, ministers concerned have given their inputs which are now being put together as a comprehensive response to be sent for his approval. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchings”He (Kejriwal) has asked the council of ministers that his government will cooperate with the Centre in every step and ensure that regularisation of unauthorised colonies becomes a reality, which has been hanging fire for decades,” the source added. According to an official, the Centre has sought Delhi government’s comments about the development charges based to regularise unauthorised colonies. The Centre has also sought comments on other issues. CM Kejriwal has already directed the revenue department to be prepared for providing ownership rights to residents of unauthorised colonies as soon as the Centre provides the approval to the proposal for regularisation of unauthorised colonies.last_img read more

Metals miner Sherritt says it has developed oilsands partial upgrading technology

first_imgCALGARY – Toronto-based miner Sherritt International Corp. says it has developed a partial upgrading technology for the oilsands that could qualify for a $1-billion incentive program recently announced by the Alberta government.CEO David Pathe says the company has completed successful laboratory testing of the process at its facility in Fort Saskatchewan, Alta., and is now looking for an industry partner to help test it on a larger scale.The technology borrows from Sherritt’s research into the use of autoclaves, containers for chemical reactions using high pressure and temperatures, in metals processing.Pathe says the process involves stirring hydrogen into the bitumen under pressure at high temperature in the presence of a proprietary catalyst to create a lighter barrel of oil that will flow in a pipeline without being diluted.Diluent is expensive and takes away precious export pipeline space for Alberta’s growing production of bitumen.That’s why Alberta announced in February a $1-billion loan guarantee and grant program to begin next year through which it hopes to attract two to five partial bitumen upgrading facilities worth $5 billion in private investment.“One of the advantages of our (technology) is that it’s not like other partial upgrading where you leave behind large volumes of low-quality slag or coke,” said Pathe.“Instead of stripping out low-grade carbon, we’re adding hydrogen and actually maintaining the liquid volumes.”He says the resulting product will likely command a premium price because it will contain less sulphur and heavy metals.The company is active in several resource industries, primarily in Madagascar and in Cuba, where it has nickel and oil operations.Companies in this story: (TSX:S)last_img read more

Moroccos election to AUs Peace and Security Council is a diplomatic

By Tamba Francois KoundounoRabat – In January last year, Morocco joined the African Union after three decades of absence.“It is so good to be back home, after having been away for too long”. Such were the words of King Mohamed VI as he spoke to his African counterparts on the “historic day” that marked Morocco’s readmission to the continental body. And one year later, it seems that it is indeed “good to be back home.” Morocco, in effect, just one year after its readmission, was elected, earlier today, to North Africa’s seat in AU’s Peace and Security Council.Morocco will take over Algeria’s place in AU’ Peace and Security Council, as the latter, which held North Africa’s seat in the organ from 2016-2018, chose not to run for the renewal of a mandate that ends this month.Speaking to the press after this election to one of “AU’s most strategic organs”, Nasser Bourita said that Morocco’s election is a vibrant testimony to the trust that African leaders have in their Moroccan counterpart, a result, he added, “of the king’s commitment to solidarity” in the continent.In what was his first public reaction to the election, Bourita stressed that “this important election” evinces the expanding credibility that the kingdom has secured in the continent. That credibility, Bourita said, is the culmination of “King Mohamed VI’s genuine and constructive implication” in vital policy concerns for Africa.The election is, Bourita further explained, “an acknowledgement of Morocco’s unfailing reliability in humanitarian and peace-keeping actions in Africa.”“Morocco is one of the rare countries to have participated in many peace-keeping operations”, Bourita said, upbeat, while adding that Morocco will use its two-year mandate to ensure stability and security across the continent.Bourita spoke of some “opposing forces” that had tried to block Morocco’s accession to the seat, stressing that winning this “strategic seat” will allow Morocco to “impede all manipulations and instrumentalizing strategies” that “some parties” have been deploying for the past years.This win has a particular significance considering Morocco’s very recent return to the Panafrican organization, Bourita also said, underlining that, as the king Mohamed said while joining the AU, “Morocco is not joining to divide, but to share and contribute.” It is this “royal orientation” towards peace and cooperation that will be the driving force of Moroccan diplomacy in AU’s Peace and Security Council, Bourita concluded.Meanwhile, some specialists and concerned actors have saluted Morocco’s presence in the Panafrican organization, calling the kingdom “a positive force”.Adama Gaye, a renowned Senegalese journalist, scholar and political commentator, said that Morocco’s presence in Africa’s strategic affairs can prove fruitful in meeting the continent’s economic and security concerns. read more

WTO chief says members within reach of a major step toward new

Referring to the Doha Round of negotiations on international trade which began in 2001, WTO Director General Pascal Lamy said that members are “within reach of a major step in our drive to conclude the Round this year” and added that he could think of “no stronger spur for our action than the threats facing the world economy across several fronts, including rises in food prices and energy prices and financial market turbulences.”“There is widespread recognition that a balanced outcome of the Doha Round could in these circumstances provide a strong push to stimulate economic growth, providing better prospects for development and ensuring a stable and more predictable trading system,” Mr. Lamy stressed.In his opening remarks to the Committee Mr. Lamy said that the aim of this week’s negotiations was to establish formal blueprint agreements for trade in agriculture as well as industrial products.After Mr. Lamy’s address, 30 ministers from participating countries addressed the informal session of the Committee, with more delegations from the WTO’s 152 members expected to speak tomorrow. 21 July 2008The head of the World Trade Organization (WTO) today said he was convinced that the organization’s member states would be able to reach agreements on international trade, as this week’s meeting of the Trade Negotiations Committee got under way this morning. read more

ExSyracuse asst coach Fine files notice hell sue ESPN over sexabuse reporting

Ex-Syracuse asst. coach Fine files notice he’ll sue ESPN over sex-abuse reporting by John Kekis, The Associated Press Posted Mar 28, 2013 4:52 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Fired Syracuse University assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine has filed the initial paperwork in a defamation lawsuit against ESPN for reporting sex abuse claims against him.A yearlong federal investigation that followed accusations that Fine abused team ball boys ended with no charges. Fine was Hall of Fame Coach Jim Boeheim’s assistant for 35 seasons.ESPN reported allegations of sexual abuse by two former ball boys on Nov. 17, 2011. Fine was fired soon after when a third man made similar claims.Fine says he’ll sue for defamation and seek undefined damages. He filed a “summons with notice” Nov. 15, 2012, in state Supreme Court in Onondaga County.His lawyer, Richard Sullivan, declined to comment Thursday.ESPN spokesman David Scott said the network doesn’t comment on pending litigation and stands by its reporting. read more

US construction spending up 05 per cent in May as home building

by Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press Posted Jul 1, 2013 10:05 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email WASHINGTON – Spending on residential housing rose in May to the highest level in 4 1/2 years, helping to send overall construction spending higher despite a big drop in nonresidential activity.Construction spending rose 0.5 per cent in May compared with April when spending was up 0.1 per cent, the Commerce Department said Monday.Private residential construction rose 1.2 per cent to the highest level since October 2008, further evidence of a rebound in housing. Spending on nonresidential projects fell 1.4 per cent, dragged lower by declines in office building and the category that includes shopping centres.Public construction rose 1.8 per cent with state and local activity up 1.6 per cent and federal spending rising 0.6 per cent.Total construction rose to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $874.9 billion in May, 5.4 per cent higher than a year ago.The rise in residential construction reflected a 0.4 per cent increase in new single-family construction and a 2.5 per cent jump in multi-family construction.Residential construction spending is 23.1 per cent higher than a year ago while nonresidential construction is 0.9 per cent below the level of a year ago. Public construction is 4.7 per cent lower than a year ago with government activity depressed by tight budgets.For all of 2012, construction spending increased 9.8 per cent. That marked the first annual gain after five straight years of declines. Construction spending is still well below healthy levels although housing is helping to support building activity in the face of the weakness in government projects.Steady hiring and nearly record-low mortgage rates have encouraged more Americans to buy homes. More people are also moving out on their own after living with friends and relatives in the recession. That’s driving a big gain in apartment construction and also pushing up rents.New-home sales rose 2.3 per cent in May to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 476,000, the highest level in five years, but still below the 700,000 annual rate that is considered healthy by most economists.Sales of previously occupied homes surpassed the 5 million mark in May, the first time that has happened in 3 1/2 years.Steady hiring and low mortgage rates have helped to boost home sales.However, mortgage rates have been rising in recent weeks as the Federal Reserve has sent signals that it may start trimming back its level of bond purchases that have sought to keep long-term rates such as mortgages low as a way to boost the economy.The average rate on 30-year fixed loans rose to 4.46 per cent last week, according to a survey by Freddie Mac. That’s the highest average in two years and a full point more than a month ago. The rate rose from 3.93 per cent, marking the biggest one-week jump in 26 years.While higher rates could dampen home building, builders say they don’t believe rates at current levels will depress sales significantly. Some builders believe sales could be spurred in the near term as potential buyers rush to lock in mortgages before rates rise further. US construction spending up 0.5 per cent in May as home building at highest level since 2008 read more

The 9 at 9 Monday

first_img Image: Shutterstock/Moving Moment Monday 26 Feb 2018, 8:40 AM The 9 at 9: Monday Here’s all the news you need to know this morning. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Feb 26th 2018, 7:45 AM By Órla Ryan Image: Shutterstock/Moving Moment Share1 Tweet Email Short URL EVERY MORNING, brings you the stories you need to know as you start your day.1. #EXPLOSION: Four people have died after an explosion at a property in Leicester, police have confirmed.2. #WEATHER: The government’s National Emergency Coordination Group for Severe Weather is set to meet today, as the country gears up for an “exceptionally cold” week.3. #COOLOCK: Gardaí have appealed for witnesses after a man was critically injured in a shooting in Coolock, Dublin last night.4. #SLIGO: A man has been been charged in connection with the death of 20-year-old Jimmy Loughlin in Sligo.5. #HEROIN: A spike in heroin overdoses in Belfast is being blamed on the Hutch gang, which has been moving more of its drug supply north of the border due to heightened garda attention in Dublin.6. #BREXIT: UK opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn will today call for Britain to keep tariff-free access to the EU after Brexit, according to excerpts of a much-anticipated address.7. #ROLLING STONES: It has been confirmed that the Rolling Stones will perform at Croke Park on 17 May.8. #SHANNON: The government approved 334 applications for military flights to land at Shannon Airport in 2017, representing over a third of the total number of exemptions across all Irish airports for the year.9. #CORK: Local representative are split on where to put a Luas in Cork city – despite appraisal of the system being nearly a decade away.Comments are closed due to ongoing legal proceedings in one or more of the above cases. 11,179 Views No Comments last_img read more

Direct provision Complaints about lack of cooking facilities accommodation and refusals of

first_imgDirect provision: Complaints about lack of cooking facilities, accommodation and refusals of transfer requests Complaints from residents were about food, lack of cooking facilities and the availability of transport. Lissywollen Accommodation Centre, Athlone Source: Vukasin NedeljovicTHE OFFICE OF the Ombudsman received 148 formal complaints from residents living in direct provision last year. There are currently 38 direct provision centres operating around Ireland. Generally re-purposed or purpose-built facilities, these centres are used to accommodate asylum seekers in Ireland. Some centres are state-run but most are tendered out to various private contractors. Today’s report lays out official complaints made to the Ombudsman’s office since January 2018. In one instance reported last year, a man living in a direct provision centre in visited the Ombudsman’s Office to complain about his treatment by the Reception and Integration Agency (RIA), which has responsibility for the direct provision system. The man said that his partner had moved to the Mosney Accommodation Centre in Co Meath and that he’d requested a transfer to be with her.Although he’d informed his current accommodation centre that he was visiting his partner, the centre decided that his bed space was abandoned. The man, therefore, had nowhere to sleep that night while waiting for the decision on his transfer request.The Ombudsman contacted RIA. It then issued a letter approving the man’s transfer request and the man was admitted to stay in Mosney that evening.Among last year’s complaints relating to official bodies as well as direct provision centres there were 20 complaints about facilities in centres including complaints from residents about food, lack of cooking facilities and availability of transport. There was also 14 complaints about accommodation and 13 complaints about refusals to re-admit residents to centres.The Irish Refugee Protection Programme (IRPP) was the subject of 18 complaints in 2018 while there were 14 complaints relating to the Department of Employment Affairs & Social Protection.The IRPP was set up in 2015 in response to the refugee crises in Europe. ‘Unsuitable system’Complaints made in 2018 bring the total number to 263 since the Ombudsman’s office began accepting complaints from people in direct provision in April 2017.  Related Read Short URL By Cónal Thomas 14,573 Views 42 Comments Share9 Tweet Email Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 12.03.19 Direct Provision: Nearly 100 people relocated to Meath from Monaghan hotel In his report, Ombudsman Peter Tyndall reiterated his opinion that “direct provision is not a suitable long-term system for those waiting for a decision on their asylum application”. The asylum system in Ireland has come under increased pressure in recent months. As a result, hundreds of asylum seekers have been placed in emergency accommodation since September. The Office of the Ombudsman has the responsibility of examining complaints from people who feel they have been unfairly treated by certain public bodies.While the right to work – introduced last year – has had a positive impact for some living in the system, today’s report notes, residents who have taken up employment will soon be asked to pay a proportion of the cost of providing accommodation in line with their income.A spokesperson has said “any complaint about the calculation of the charges can be examined by the Ombudsman”. Mar 13th 2019, 6:10 AM Wednesday 13 Mar 2019, 6:10 AMlast_img read more

Merapi léruption du volcan a fait plus de 300 morts

first_imgMerapi : l’éruption du volcan a fait plus de 300 mortsSuite à l’éruption du volcan indonésien Merapi, le bilan humain a encore augmenté ce jour, pour dépasser les 300 morts. Depuis le 26 octobre dernier, quelque 200.000 personnes vivent dans des campements provisoires, attendant une accalmie.Alors que la semaine dernière, un bilan provisoire faisait état de 273 victimes, ce sont aujourd’hui 304 morts qui ont au total été recensés depuis le 26 octobre, date à laquelle le volcan Merapi est entré en éruption. “Les sauveteurs ont découvert des corps supplémentaires près du volcan et d’autres personnes sont mortes des suites de leurs brûlures”, a précisé à l’AFP Agam Ferdatama, responsable chargé des catastrophes.À lire aussiLe Kilimandjaro, un volcan dormant caché dans la plus haute montagne d’AfriqueA ce jour, ce sont encore 203.449 personnes qui sont réfugiées dans des campements provisoires, tandis que les autorités ont réduit vendredi le périmètre interdit autour du volcan. Merapi est situé sur l’île de Java, trônant au coeur d’une région très peuplée et abritant une abondante végétation.Cette éruption est, selon les experts, la plus forte jamais observée depuis 1872, et ce, bien que le volcan ait tué en 1930 près de 1.300 personnes. Aujourd’hui, Merapi est toujours en activité, celle-ci ayant toutefois fortement diminué au cours des derniers jours. Fermé pendant deux semaines environ en raison des cendres rejetées par le volcan, l’aéroport de la ville indonésienne de Yogyakarta, a ainsi pu rouvrir ses portes samedi.Le 22 novembre 2010 à 15:46 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Police respond to robbery report in Carter Park area

first_imgVancouver police responded to a robbery call in the Carter Park neighborhood late Tuesday. No suspects were found, however.Police were called shortly before 9 p.m. to the 1120 block of West 34th Way, emergency dispatch records show.The victim reported that he was jumped by six to eight males, and his wallet was stolen. No weapon was seen, according to Vancouver Police Department spokeswoman Kim Kapp. The victim was uninjured.A police canine was deployed in the area to track the suspects but was unable to locate anyone, Kapp said.The suspect vehicle was described as a black BMW, she said.last_img read more

House OKs compensation for wrongful convictions

first_imgOLYMPIA — The state House approved a measure Friday that would allow people who were wrongfully convicted to seek compensation from the state for the years they lost behind bars.The measure passed on a 95-2 vote Friday night and heads to the Senate. If it passes, Washington would join 27 states, the District of Columbia and the federal government with similar laws.The measure would allow people who were wrongfully convicted to file a claim in superior court for damages against the state. The claimant must show their conviction was reversed or vacated based on significant evidence of innocence, and that they did not commit the crime they were charged with. Once a judge or jury determines the claim is valid, they can award damages.Currently, the only option someone has is to sue the state, but they are required to sue on some basis other than the fact that they were wrongfully convicted, such as intentional wrongdoing or prosecutorial misconduct.Under the bill, compensation would be similar to the amounts paid by the federal government — a wrongly convicted person would receive $50,000 for each year of imprisonment, including time spent awaiting trial. An additional $50,000 would be awarded for each year on death row. A person would receive $25,000 for each year on parole, community custody, or as a registered sex offender.last_img read more

Leonard Cohen Tribute Art Exhibit To Come To New York and San

first_imgThe special exhibition, which includes artwork inspired by the legendary singer/songwriter, will be making its way to the Jewish Museum in New York City in 2019 Ana YglesiasGRAMMYs Nov 15, 2018 – 11:54 am Fans of the late, deeply-influential GRAMMY-winning singer/songwriter Leonard Cohen are in for a treat, as a special art exhibit created in his honor will be on view in New York City at the Jewish Museum in 2019 and the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco in 2020. Facebook News Leonard Cohen Tribute Art Exhibit To Come To New York and San Francisco Email center_img Leonard Cohen Tribute Art Exhibit To Come To U.S. leonard-cohen-tribute-art-exhibit-come-new-york-and-san-francisco Twitter The show will be on view at the Jewish Museum in New York from April 12 to Sept. 8, after which it will travel overseas to Copenhagen. Later, in 2020 the exhibit will make its way back to the states, this time to the West Coast, at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco from Sept. 17, 2020 to Jan. 3, 2021.”Leonard Cohen: A Crack In Everything” is currently on view in the artist’s hometown of Montreal at the Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montréal, its original home, and features artwork by international artists to honor his music and poetry, specifically commissioned for the show. According to the New York Times, it also features sketches from the artist himself, two video installations and a listening gallery where guests can hear covers of his songs by artists ranging from Feist to Moby. The exhibit in New York will include all of this and only be slightly smaller than the original, taking up over two floors of the Jewish Museum. Planning for the show began with his blessing before his sudden death in 2016, which the curator shares shifted the trajectory of the show, at the age 82.”What began as an incredible, dizzying celebration full of admiration for this great Montrealer and planetary star then necessarily also morphed into a much more solemn and commemorative experience,” curator John Zeppetelli said. “We’re so happy to be able to premiere the show outside of Canada, and to do it in New York is just so gratifying.”During his long, impactful career, in addition to two GRAMMY wins, Cohen was honored with the Recording Academy’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010 and his debut album Songs Of Leonard Cohen was inducted into the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame in 2015. The influence he has had on other artists is widely evident in many ways, including in the number of  musicians who have covered his 1984 classic “Hallelujah” alone over the years.More info on how to see “Leonard Cohen: A Crack In Everything” while it’s in New York is available on the Jewish Museum’s website.How Rosalía Is Reinventing What It Means To Be A Global PopstarRead morelast_img read more