SPORT-RESULT 7

first_img7th Race: The Premier Collection Plate 1200 Metres7th Race: The Premier Collection Plate 1200 Metres SHIELD OF ACHILLES(Mrs B. E. Saldanha & Mrs Sheetal S. Shindes) 59.00Suraj Narredu first SHIELD OF ACHILLES 59.00 Suraj Narredu second FRANKEST 48.50 G. Amit third FINAL ENCOUNTER58.00 Santosh G. fourth Not Run: NIL Favourities:SHIELD OF ACHILLES Won By: 1 1/2 L, 3/4 L, 3/4 L Time: 1 minute 10.63 seconds Tote: Rs 18 for win, Rs 12 , Rs 21 and Rs 32 for places Forecast: Rs 109 Shp: Rs 67 Quinella: Rs 76 Tanala: 70 per cent: Rs 1344 on 17 tickets 30 per cent: Rs 377 on 26 tickets (More) PTI COR SDM JMF NP PMlast_img read more

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World Cup 2019: South Africa, West Indies share points after rain plays spoilsport

first_imgThe World Cup 2019 match between South Africa and West Indies in Southampton was washed out on Monday as only 7.3 overs were possible after Jason Holder won the toss and opted to field first. The teams thus shared a point each meaning South Africa finally opened their account on the points table but they remain winless after 4 games. West Indies, on the other hand, are now with 3 points from as many games and are now level with Sri Lanka on the 5th spot.But before rain arrived, West Indies had the Proteas in early trouble as fast bowler Sheldon Cottrell’s 2 wickets reduced them to 29/2 in the 8th over.First to fall was veteran Hashim Amla (6), whose poor run with the bat continued as he attempted a square cut off a wide delivery, only to edge a simple catch to Chris Gayle at 1st slip. This was the 4th successive under-15 score for Amla who has looked woefully out of touch at the World Cup 2019.His replacement Aiden Markram’s stay at the crease was also shortlived as he gloved a Cottrell delivery that was going down leg, into the hands of a diving Shai Hope. Captain Faf du Plessis joined Quinton de Kock in the middle to try and resurrect the innings but 8 balls later the showers arrived forcing the players off the field.Later on, even though the rain did stop intermittently, the ground was too wet to allow the possibility of any further play happening.This was the second game in this World Cup that has been washed out, after the clash between Pakistan and Sri Lanka had to be abandoned without a ball being bowled.advertisementWest Indies will next play hosts England on June 14 before South Africa meet Afghanistan a day later.Also Read | World Cup 2019: Jos Buttler’s injury leaves England sweating ahead of West Indies clashAlso Read | World Cup: Virat Kohli’s gesture towards Steve Smith terrific, says Sunil Gavaskarlast_img read more

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Q&A: Get To Know The Iowa State Cyclones

first_imgWe traded questions and answers this week with Jared Stansbury of Cyclone Fanatic. He gave good insight on the ‘Clones and what to expect on Saturday.1. Paul Rhoads’ coached teams always seemed to play such a gritty version of football. Coach Campbell hit the ground running with a solid recruiting class, any thoughts on the Campbell era so far and his fit in Ames?The Matt Campbell most definitely got out to a fast start as they were able to put together one of the best recruiting classes in school history in just a few months. That coupled with his energy, social media presence and ability to say all the right things made fans very optimistic entering the season. Some of that optimism was lost after the season opening loss to Northern Iowa, but has returned with the team’s improvement over the past couple weeks.2. Offensively, the Cyclones were clicking against Baylor and the unit returns Joel Lanning (and Georgia transfer Jacob Park), all-conference skill players Mike Warren and Allen Lazard are hitting their stride. What’s the general outlook for the offense as conference play heats up?Iowa State’s offense has all the pieces to be one of their best of recent years. Lanning and Park usually rotate in the QB role (although Lanning played the whole game against Baylor) and both bring unique dual-threat traits to the table. Lazard is, to put simply, a freaking stud that often forces opponents to shift their defense his way.Warren has been getting back to his freshman form the past few weeks as the offensive line has come into shape. That line is the biggest question mark for the unit. Saturday’s game will be the fourth with this same group and I’d expect more improvement from them this week.3. I can’t imagine Warren and Lazard aren’t high up there, but who are the players on both sides of the ball that are fan favorites for the Cyclones?Warren, Lazard and Lanning are all high up on the list. A few others would be reigning Big 12 defensive newcomer of the year Demond Tucker, true freshman wide receiver Deshaunte Jones, cornerback Brian Peavy and safety Kamari Cotton-Moya.4. The offense found great balance last week against Baylor, would you say the greater strength though is running the ball (with players like Warren and Lanning) or passing it to threats like Lazard and Ryen?I think Iowa State’s staff wants to keep that same balance this season, but in the future they hope to make the run game the focus. Right now, I’d say the pass game is the greater strength just based on the explosiveness of the wide receivers and the questions along the offensive line. Lazard, Ryen and Jones make for a pretty formidable trio. Add redshirt freshman Hakeem Butler, sophomore Carson Epps and senior Dondre Daley and you get a better than solid unit of pass catchers. 5. Saw a piece on Mitchell Myers in the Des Moines Register, touching stuff very similar to that of Pittsburgh running back James Conner. As a team captain and veteran, what would you say Meyers has meant to the team, both emotionally and the field?I think seeing what Mitchell has done has been a great motivator for the team and people here in general. This is a dude that was battling cancer a year ago and now he’s out there playing college football. I’m not sure I, or many people for that matter, have that kind of resolve. The best part is it doesn’t seem like his ability to play has been effected. It really is one helluva story. 6. The combination of Meyers and Demond Tucker up front teams well with the experience and talent on the backend to form a solid unit for ISU. What are the strengths of the unit and would you say stopping the pass or the run is the strength of the defense?The strength is far and away the defensive secondary. Peavy is one of the most underrated players in the league and Cotton-Moya is unquestionably the defense’s leader. Plus, you can never call rush defense a strength one week after giving up more than 400 yards and making Shock Linwood look like the Heisman Trophy winner. 7. After how well Lanning performed against Baylor, do you expect it to be his job moving forward and can you talk about what each of Joel Lanning and Jacob Park bring to the table?I think Campbell and the staff plan to stick with the rotation unless a situation comes up in which one of the quarterbacks really finds a rhythm, like Lanning did against Baylor. Lanning is a bit more of the hard nosed running type quarterback but has an absolute cannon for an arm.His accuracy can be questionable at times, but he is one of the team’s best leaders. Park is more of a gun-slinger that has drawn comparisons to former Cyclone quarterback Steele Jantz. He throws a beautiful ball, but his decision making can suffer at times. 8. Defensively, Kamari Cotton-Moya has been a playmaker, corner Brian Peavey had a phenomenal freshman year and Demond Tucker has been picked as an all-conference level defensive lineman in his short time in Ames. Who else should the Cowboys be watching out for on that side of the ball?Redshirt freshman safety Mike Johnson has essentially been tabbed as Cotton-Moya’s protege and has been solid during the first five games. Linebackers Willie Harvey and Reggan Northrup both bring a great deal of athleticism, but both players are young and can get caught up making poor decisions. All three will be big parts of the defense over the next few years. 9. Big 12 expansion has been a hot topic of late. What seems to be Iowa State’s general preference for expansion and teams they would like added?I think most people around Iowa State are in favor of some kind of expansion. The perception seems to be adding team’s might make the Cyclones’ schedule a little easier and therefore easier to make it to a bowl game. The teams I’ve heard people talk about most as best case scenarios for Iowa State are Cincinnati and Memphis.If 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!last_img read more

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Pogba wanted to be just like Beckham

first_imgPaul Pogba Man Utd star Pogba wanted to be just like Beckham Chris Burton 20:06 2/9/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Paul Pogba, Tottenham v Man Utd, 17/18 Getty Images Paul Pogba Manchester United Premier League The French midfielder grew up not just wanting to follow in the footsteps of an Old Trafford icon on the field, but off it as well Paul Pogba has revealed that Manchester United legend David Beckham inspired him as a youngster, off the field as well as on it.Having graduated out of the Old Trafford academy system alongside the famed Class of 92, it did not take long for a starry-eyed youngster to announce himself on a global stage.Beckham’s exploits for United’s helped him to build up a loyal fan base, with countless honours collected as part of a dominant side managed by the iconic Sir Alex Ferguson. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player The former England captain was, however, as much of a brand away from the football pitch as he was a star turn on it, with his global appeal stretching to ever corner of the world.Pogba was among those to place Beckham on a pedestal growing up in France, with there a desire on his part to tread a similar path.He has achieved that goal, with the 24-year-old back with the Red Devils as an £89 million asset having previously burst out of their youth team set-up.Pogba is now the one providing inspiration for the stars of tomorrow, but he is prepared to admit that he was once a Beckham wannabe.Not only is Pogba now dominating the same midfield that Beckham once graced for United, he also wears the same brand of boots.He is one of the star turns in the adidas talent pool, with the footwear that he was once so desperate to get his hands on in order to be like his heroes now freely available to him.last_img read more

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10 months agoVan Dijk: Liverpool will ask me about De Ligt if we want him

first_imgVan Dijk: Liverpool will ask me about De Ligt if we want himby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool defender Virgil van Dijk admits there’s little talk about Matthijs de Ligt.The Ajax stopper is expected to leave for a major European power, though Van Dijk says there’s been little talk of his Holland teammate at Melwood.He told AD: “It does not work like that. A big club like Liverpool has so many scouts looking around, they will keep an eye on him. “If they want to know something, I’ll hear about it.”Asked how much he would pay for De Ligt, Van Dijk laughed: “Well, less than that for me, hahaha. But Ajax is in a luxurious position. We will see.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Financement pour Ski Ben Eoin

first_imgDu financement pour l’amélioration des infrastructures à Ski Ben Eoin, dans la Municipalité régionale du Cap-Breton, contribuera à appuyer la participation aux sports, aux loisirs et au tourisme d’hiver. Ski Ben Eoin recevra 150 000 $ du gouvernement provincial et du financement supplémentaire de ses partenaires. Le financement servira à améliorer la fabrication de la neige, les remonte-pentes, le système de chauffage des installations et les activités organisées au centre de ski. « Le Cap-Breton est un magnifique endroit qui peut être fréquenté toute l’année, affirme Michel Samson, ministre de l’Énergie, au nom de Tony Ince, ministre des Communautés, de la Culture et du Patrimoine. Ski Ben Eoin offre aux Néo-Écossais et aux visiteurs de notre province l’occasion de pratiquer un style de vie sain et de profiter du plein air pendant les mois d’hiver. » Ski Ben Eoin a également investi 90 000 $, en plus de 35 000 $ en contributions en nature. « Ces fonds nous aideront à améliorer nos infrastructures et à faire en sorte que nos clients aient la meilleure expérience de ski possible, affirme Jim Gilbert, directeur de l’exploitation, Ski Ben Eoin. Le fait que le gouvernement appuie Ski Ben Eoin démontre à quel point il s’agit d’un atout essentiel pour la collectivité. » Le gouvernement contribue à la construction d’infrastructures pour des collectivités fortes et dynamiques. L’appui à ce projet permet aux gens et aux familles de profiter pleinement de ce que leur collectivité a à leur offrir et donne aux Néo-Écossais des occasions de participer à des activités saines.last_img read more

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Rainy days Fiscal constraints expected to outweigh growth concerns

first_imgMumbai: Come July 5 and India Inc’s clamour for stimulus measures to boost consumption growth might just fall on deaf ears as Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is expected to rather tighten the government’s purse strings in the upcoming full-Budget 2019-20 than adhere to the industry’s concerns. Industry watchers and economists expect Sitharaman to pay heed to fiscal disciple in her first budget as the Union Finance Minister. The interim budget, had projected the deficit at 3.4 per cent of the GDP for FY20. Also Read – Maruti cuts production for 8th straight month in Sep Conversely, India Inc wants solid measures coupled with broad policy reforms to rejuvenate the slacking economic growth besides creating jobs. In 2019, India’s economy is reeling under a consumption slowdown owing to farm distress, stagnant wages and high interest cost. It has also been hit hard by below-average rainfall season, till now. Consequently, a slowdown has gripped sectors such as automobile, FMCG, construction, jewellery and aviation with dealers having to stock higher than usual levels of inventory. Also Read – Ensure strict implementation on ban of import of e-cigarettes: revenue to Customs Specifically, the slowdown has impacted the automobile sector the hardest and a weak Monsoon might just accentuate this trend. In terms of figures, the off-take data for May showed that domestic passenger car sales were down 26.03 per cent to 147,546 units. “The government is expected to play a fine balancing act in terms of heeding to the request from the auto sector for a stimulus in the form of a reduction in GST as these measures could impact its efforts to maintain the fiscal deficit target,” Grant Thornton India Partner Sridhar V. “A struggling sector would however need this push either through tax reduction in the form of GST or leaving more money in the hands of consumer through further rationalisation of income tax.” However, any stimulus measure is unlikely given the high possibility of lower tax collection due to an already existing slowdown. “The government does not have much revenue leeway to increase the expenditure space in absolute terms over and above the interim one,” Edelweiss Securities Lead Economist Madhavi Arora told IANS. “A slippage may happen (from FY20BE in interim) even if they don’t increase expenditure substantially. The revenue target looks too optimistic.” The lack of a stimulus or a major upswing in government’s capex will also hamper revival in private investment, aggravate farm distress and make bankers more reluctant to lend. “With few expenditure allocations expected to be altered from the interim budget estimates, the upcoming budget for 2019-20 is unlikely to reveal the revised priorities of the new government,” ICRA’s Principal Economist Aditi Nayar said. “Since the revenue growth assumptions in the FY2020 IBE appear optimistic in light of the FY2019 Prov., there is a possibility of a downward revision in the targeted level of tax revenues in the upcoming budget, which would likely result an increase in the targeted fiscal deficit relative to the FY2020 IBE.” To put it simply, based on the current trend in GDP and tax revenue growth, it will be an uphill task for the government to adhere to its FY20’s fiscal deficit target without squeezing expenditure. “Although, inflation and current account deficit are less of an issue in 2019 than in 2014, accelerating GDP growth and fiscal deficit continues to be a challenge for the government,” Sunil Kumar Sinha, Director — Public Finance and Principal Economist India Ratings and Research (Fitch Group), told IANS. “The new government must focus on reducing tax disputes and increasing tax compliance besides ironing out the remaining glitches in the current GST regime,” Sinha said. This will be first full-Budget after the NDA won a decisive second term. Scheduled wise, the Economic Survey 2018-19 will be tabled in Parliament on Thursday, July 4, followed by the Union Budget on July 5.last_img read more

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Toronto council considering potential changes to major thoroughfare

first_imgTORONTO – Toronto politicians are set to decide on measures that would redesign part of a major thoroughfare to better serve pedestrians and cyclists, a vote that comes as the city grapples with a spike in pedestrian deaths.City staff have recommended councillors approve a proposal to widen sidewalks on a 2.7-kilometre section of Yonge Street in a northern part of the city.A staff report said the road has inconsistent sidewalk widths, lacks pedestrian crossings or medians, and doesn’t have dedicated “cycling facilities.”It also recommended adding bike lanes to the road, but Mayor John Tory said he supports an alternative measure that would see the bike lanes added to a parallel street — something the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee has also supported.The staff report had further recommended reducing lanes of traffic on the stretch of road from six to four, though the public works committee and Tory support an option that leaves all six lanes intact.The staff report suggested the changes be implemented as part of a complete overhaul of that stretch of road, which hasn’t been upgraded since 1975.City council, which is meeting Monday through Wednesday, was set to vote on the proposed measures as Toronto police statistics show 11 pedestrians died this year by March 19, compared to seven at the same time the previous year.Cherise Burda, director of Ryerson University’s City Building Institute, said adopting the proposed measures is the right move for the city.“If you narrow a road and you put a number of different users on the road, you’re going to improve the safety because you’re making a street more of a shared opportunity and more of a complete street,” she said. “People are looking, people are slowing down, there’s more going on on the street.”Burda added that the measures would be a “once-in-a-generation opportunity” to change what happens at street-level on that stretch of road.Dozens of activists who support the proposed changes to Yonge Street laid down outside Toronto City Hall on Monday evening in a “die-in” to protest traffic deaths in the city.“I’m a bicyclist and a driver and a pedestrian and a transit user and I’ve had near accidents … where I’ve felt my life is in danger,” said Barbara Leiterman, one of the protesters outside city hall. “It’s important that children and elders and everyone feel safe using our streets.”Kasia Briegmann-Samson, a spokeswoman for Friends and Families for Safe Streets, which organized the die-in, said she’s disappointed the city hasn’t taken more action.“Look how hard we have to fight to get one safe, complete street being built. … The city should be falling over itself implementing complete and safe streets across the city,” she said. “The fact that it’s even being debated is appalling.”— With files from Peter GoffinNote to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version incorrectly attributed information on proposed redesign measures to a city committee.last_img read more

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Trudeau says ethics watchdog to decide truth in SNCLavalin affair

first_imgOTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says it will be up to the country’s ethics watchdog to decide who is telling the truth in the SNC-Lavalin affair — himself, or former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould.Yesterday, Wilson-Raybould detailed what she described as a relentless campaign, including veiled threats, from Trudeau, his senior staff, the top public servant and the finance minister’s office, for her to intervene and order a “remediation agreement” for the company to help it avoid criminal corruption charges.Speaking in suburban Montreal this morning, Trudeau says he totally disagrees with how Wilson-Raybould described discussions she had with him and others about the case.The prime minister says the ethics commissioner, Mario Dion, will settle disagreements over what happened.Trudeau says there is “no doubt” talks didn’t cross any legal lines and that Canadians expect their government to look for ways to protect jobs and expand the economy while respecting the rule of law. As for Wilson-Raybould’s future as a Liberal, Trudeau says he is still mulling over whether she will be allowed to remain in caucus.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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SLĀV DIRECTOR ROBERT LEPAGE CALLS SHOWS CANCELLATION A BLOW TO ARTISTIC FREEDOM

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment After criticism led to its cancellation, SLĀV’s famed director Robert Lepage says the scrapping of the Montreal International Jazz Festival show is a “direct blow to artistic freedom.”The show, performed by lead singer Betty Bonifassi, is described as “a theatrical odyssey based on slave songs,” but critics are calling it cultural appropriation.In a statement released Friday on the Facebook page for Ex Machina, Lepage’s production company, the director said that if it were up to him, the show would still be running. Login/Register With: Facebook Advertisement Advertisement In many of his other shows that addressed injustices involving “specific cultural groups,” Lepage says he was never accused of cultural appropriation or racism. (Christian Côté/Radio-Canada) Twitter Advertisementlast_img read more

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Former senior aide to Stephen Harper not guilty of influencepeddling

first_imgKenneth Jackson APTN National News OTTAWA – Bruce Carson certainly used his influence to help an Ottawa water treatment company attempt to secure lucrative contracts with First Nations but in doing so never did business with the federal government a judge ruled Tuesday finding the former senior aide to Stephen Harper not guilty of influence-peddling.Carson wasn’t successful in securing funding for the company but if he had it would have been with First Nation communities and not the federal government, therefore there would be no fraud on the government.“I disagree with Crown counsel that because INAC was the funding agency and served as an advisor to First Nations, that a three-way business relationship was created between the government, First Nations communities and third party suppliers such as H20 (Professionals Inc.),” said Justice Bonnie Warkentin.Warkentin said that view would be “paternalistic” and “most unwelcomed by First Nations communities. They have long asserted their right to autonomy and indeed this is enshrined in our Constitution and Charter of Rights and Freedoms.”She said it would be like comparing First Nations to charities that receive money from the federal government.The RCMP charged Carson with influence peddling in 2012 after a 2011 APTN National News investigation sparked former Prime Minister Stephen Harper to call in the Mounties to investigate.The APTN investigation uncovered Carson had been trying to use his contacts in the federal government and Harper’s cabinet to land an Ottawa water company funding to supply First Nations, plagued by toxic drinking water, treatment systems.He did so for his fiancée Michele McPherson, who was connected to the company.“It is abundantly clear from his conduct that Mr. Carson was attempting to influence government officials within INAC, Cabinet Ministers and their staff as well as high ranking members of the AFN to promote H20’s water treatment systems,” said Warkentin.But Carson was told any business would have to be with the communities themselves, and not the government.Warkentin said she would have found Carson guilty if the government had authority to “approve or purchase” H20’s water treatment systems.“The evidence supports only one conclusion and that is that First Nations communities were autonomous from the government with respect to any business transactions with H20,” she said.The Crown and RCMP politely declined to comment on the case. Crown attorney Jason Nicol said he had to review the judge’s decision.Carson also didn’t want to comment but when was told it’s been a long five years he said “we’ll agree on that.”Outside the court, Carson’s lawyer Pat McCann said it was the right decision.“It’s what we’ve been advancing all along,” said McCann, adding the Crown was trying to put a square peg in a round hole.Carson still faces illegal lobbying and influence peddling charges in a spin-off RCMP investigation that alleges he was trying to lobby the government for organizations looking to profit from the tar sands.That case is still making its way through the court.Kjackson@aptn.calast_img read more

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Moroccos Three Largest Highway Projects For 2016

Fez – Morocco will further expand its extensive road network with three highway projects that will facilitate transportation and shore up the economy. The first project concerns a 143-km highway linking El Jadida to Safi in western Morocco.Construction, which started in 2011 and is expected to be completed by December 2016, is still underway with 40 percent of the project done. The El Jadida-Safi highway has an estimated cost of MAD 500 million, according to a communiqué released by Morocco National Highway Authority (ADM).The project is an added value to Morocco as it will connect the Doukkalah-Abda region with other neighboring regions, spur the dynamics of economical development facing the city of Safi and help attract more investment projects. The highway will feature six interchanges with closed toll collection systems, such as the highway linking Casablanca to El Jadida.The second project concerns Rabat’s belt highway which requires a budget of MAD 862 million to finalize it.  Morocco’s capital ring road aims to give transit traffic the ability to bypass Temara, Rabat and Salé, saving time and avoiding accidents.Rabat’s peripheral road project will also connect the highways that converge toward Rabat-Salé from the South (Rabat – Casablanca Highway and its extension towards El Jadida and Marrakesh), from the East (Rabat – Fez highway) and from the North (Tangier – Rabat highway).Morocco’s National Highway Authority is also on its way to begin an upgrade project for the Casablanca-Berrechid Highway into a three-lane divided road.The highway upgrade will reportedly encourage activity in agriculture, retail, manufacturing and natural resources processing.According to the same source, Morocco aims at expanding its highways to 1800 km, which will serve logistics, construction, mining and industry. read more

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Largest heroin stock detected in Sri Lankan history seized

The largest ever heroin stock detected by the authorities in Sri Lankan history was seized in a car park in Colombo.The Police said that 294.49 kg of heroin was seized in the car park in Kollupitiya by the Special Task Force (STF) and the Police Narcotics Bureau (PNB). Two suspects were arrested and two vehicles were also seized.President Maithripala Sirisena later inspected the heroin which was seized by the STF and PNB. (Colombo Gazette)

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Rotherham child sex abuse Woman made pregnant aged 12 believes child was

first_img Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. The defendants who have been given jail sentences at Sheffield Crown Court:  (Top row left to right) Tayab Dad, Nasar Dad, Basharat Dad, (bottom row left to right) Matloob Hussain, Mohammed Sadiq and Amjad Ali A woman who was sexually exploited by several men in Rotherham from the age of 11 and made pregnant when she was 12 believes her “child was the product of pure evil”, a court heard.There were chaotic and emotional scenes at Sheffield Crown Court after two of six men jailed for sex offences relating to the woman and another victim shouted “Allahu Akbar” – translated as “God is greater” – as they were led from the dock.As their supporters began shouting down into the packed courtroom, one of the victims shouted back “justice is served” as police moved into the public gallery.Both victims had watched as Basharat Dad was jailed for 20 years and five other men, including two of Dad’s brothers, were given prison sentences of more than 10 years for offences against the women between 1999 and 2001. Judge Wright paid tribute to the woman, saying: “As a result of what happened to her, her childhood and adolescence was taken from her.”She remarkably transformed her life from thereon, putting her own child first. Hers is a tale of the most astonishing dedication and bravery.”The court heard how the girl was plied with alcohol and drugs from the age of 11 when she began being sexually exploited by a number of men.The sentencing marks the end of a series of three major trials after Professor Alexis Jay’s shocking report on child sexual exploitation (CSE) in Rotherham described how more than 1,400 children had been groomed, trafficked and raped in the town over a 16-year period. Although five men were arrested, there were no prosecutions at the time after the victim told police she could not say which of a number of men she had had sex with was the father.But Judge Sarah Wright told the court that DNA analysis on defendant Amjad Ali has shown “that it was 60 million times more likely that you were responsible for her pregnancy rather than an unknown male”.Judge Wright said Ali was not one of the five men named by the girl.She told him: “I have no hesitation in finding that you had sexual intercourse with her when she was heavily under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs such that she was unable to remember you.”The victim, in an impact statement read to the court, said: “There’s evil and truly evil people in the world. I feel my child was the product of pure evil.”The woman, who listened as prosecutor Sophie Drake read out her words, said: “I was drawn into a world of fear, rape and horrific abuse. I lost my childhood at the hands of those men.”She described how she was shunned by many in her community. She said: “No one understood. No one wanted to understand. I felt lost, isolated, trapped, ashamed and completely worthless.”I was completely owned by these dirty old men who would do with me whatever then wanted, whenever they wanted.”center_img There’s evil and truly evil people in the world. I feel my child was the product of pure evilvictim in impact statement read to court The three trials – based around two unrelated families and their associates – have resulted in 18 people being jailed for sentences totalling more than 280 years and are the last following South Yorkshire Police investigations.The National Crime Agency (NCA) has taken over all historic Rotherham CSE investigations with a team of more than 100 working on more than a dozen inquiries.Last year, the NCA said it had engaged with 133 victims and survivors but investigators were confident that Prof Jay was right when she said the total was around 1,400.The agency said it was looking at hundreds of potential suspects.Basharat Dad, 32, of Rotherham, was found guilty of six counts of rape, five of indecent assault and one of false imprisonment and jailed for 20 years.Nasar Dad, 36, of Rotherham, was found guilty of one count of rape, inciting indecency with a child and false imprisonment and jailed for 14 years and six months.Tayab Dad, 34, of Tinsley, Sheffield, was found guilty of rape and jailed for 10 years.Matloob Hussain, 42, of Rotherham, was found guilty of sexual intercourse with a girl under 13 and jailed for 13 years.Mohammed Sadiq, 40, of Rotherham, was also found guilty of sexual intercourse with a girl under 13 and jailed for 13 years.Amjad Ali, 38, of Worksop, Nottinghamshire, pleaded guilty last year to sexual intercourse with a girl under 13 and was jailed for 11 years. The defendants who have been given jail sentences at Sheffield Crown Court:  (Top row left to right) Tayab Dad, Nasar Dad, Basharat Dad, (bottom row left to right) Matloob Hussain, Mohammed Sadiq and Amjad AliCredit:South Yorkshire Police/PAlast_img read more

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An embarrassment to our country – former minister says of alleged

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedElderly Fly Jamaica crash-landing victim succumbs to injuriesNovember 17, 2018In “Business”Fly Jamaica pilot did not declare emergency – Preliminary reportNovember 20, 2018In “latest news”Second lawsuit filed against Fly Jamaica over crash landingDecember 3, 2018In “latest news” Former Home Affairs Minister Clement Rohee has described the recent theft of several items from the Fly Jamaica aircraft that crash-landed at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), Timehri on Friday as an act of international notoriety that puts Guyana in a bad light.The former minister expressed his disappointment at having to learn about the “wholesale theft” of personal properties belonging to the crew and passengers of the crash-landed Fly Jamaica aircraft allegedly committed by ranks of the Guyana Fire Service.“What is even (more) appalling is the fact that fire fighters, who are internationally recognised as first responders, are expected to uphold humanitarian goals and practices in life-threatening situations where persons’ lives are at risk or (are) endangered due to natural or man-made disasters,” Rohee said.“For Guyanese first responders under the guise of fire-fighters to act in such an irresponsible and disgraceful manner is to bring the noble service of fire-fighting into disrepute. To steal from crew members and passengers at a time when they had to ‘run for their lives’ from a crashed passenger airplane is a crying shame and a grave embarrassment to our country and people,” Rohee declared.Rohee described it as a despicable act which has once again brought into sharp focus the much debated question of trust and respect for ranks of the disciplined services. “This time it is the Guyana Fire Service that has reignited the public confidence debate, not because of acts of heroism or magnanimity by its ranks, but because of acts by its own ranks that have damaged (its credibility) irreparably,” he stated.The former Minister said that by defaming their badges, which serve as a symbol of public faith, and by sullying the public’s trust in the Fire Service, the ranks involved in petty theft while aboard the crashed aircraft abandoned the lofty ethics of the Guyana Fire Service.He added that the incidents of theft perpetrated on the international aircraft by ranks of the Fire Service must have brought home to Chief Fire Officer Marlon Gentle the need for more intense screening of applicants, and rigorous, on-going training for recruits to the GFS.“Strict supervision of junior ranks by a senior, experienced officer at all times, especially in operational situations as the one involving the Fly Jamaica (aircraft), is of critical utmost importance. Finally, it is imperative that ‘the fire fighter’s prayer’ be drilled into the heads of every new recruit, so that he or she, without fear or favour, affection or ill-will, and under the most difficult circumstances, will at all times uphold the noble ideals enshrined in the said prayer,” he concluded. read more

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St Vincents Healthcare Group to review plans for National Maternity Hospital

first_img Image: Department of Health THE BOARD OF the St Vincent’s Healthcare Group plans to review the status of the new National Maternity Hospital project, in light of recent developments.In a statement, the group said it would review plans to build the new maternity hospital at the St Vincent’s Hospital site, in light of the controversy surrounding the development.“In view of the controversy and misinformation that has arisen in recent times regarding the project, and the views expressed by the Minister for Health and other members of the Oireachtas, the board of St. Vincent’s Healthcare Group will review the status of the project in light of the current situation,” said Jimmy Menton, Chairperson of St. Vincent’s Healthcare Group.“Pending this review, the Board does not intend to make any further comment.”There was strong public opposition to the development this week after it was revealed that it the new maternity hospital would be owned by religious group Sisters of Charity.Tens of thousands of people signed a petition is protest at the move, calling for the Sisters of Charity to be prevented from becoming owners. A protest was also held at the Department of Health yesterday.The religious group owes €3 million in pledged redress costs for survivors of institutional abuse.The board of the new NMH is to be made up of nine directors: four nominated from St Vincent’s Hospital Group, four from the current NMH, and one international expert in obstetrics and gynaecology.‘No interference’Yesterday, Health Minister Simon Harris said that there would be no “religious interference” in the running of the new National Maternity Hospital.He said three key criteria had to be put in place before the hospital progressed beyond the planning stage.These include “clinical, operational and financial independence, with no question of religious interference”, and that no private entity or religious order can profit in any way.He said that he had discussed this matter with the HSE Director General and was confident that these would be addressed.A Department of Health spokesperson said earlier this week that identity and ethos of the current National Maternity Hospital would be retained following the move.The new company will have clinical and operational independence in the provision of maternity, gynaecology and neonatal services, without religious, ethnic or other distinction, as well as financial and budgetary independence.This independence will be ensured by special powers held by the Health Minister, the spokesperson said.The National Maternity Hospital is being moved from Holles Street to St Vincent’s Hospital in Dublin 4, with a large development taking place there.The Sisters of Charity own the land at St Vincent’s Hospital in Dublin 4 where the new hospital is being built.The news was first reported by the Times of Ireland last month, and garnered political reaction after being reported by the Irish Times on Tuesday.‘We badly need it’Speaking to TheJournal.ie at the Irish Medical Organisation annual meeting, president of the IMO Dr Ann Hogan said that the new hospital was ’badly’ needed.“The thing is, we badly need it,” she said.The maternity hospitals, in Dublin in particular, are just bursting at the seams – increasing number of births, increasing complex medical conditions, and we really need a modern 21st century hospital and that’s the most important thing.Hogan said that governance was the most “important thing” in considerations of the new hospital and that the minister had assured that it would be independent.“At the end of the day, the funding for what goes on in that hospital is coming out of the public purse and the minister will have the final say,” said Hogan.With reporting by Órla RyanRead: Ex-hospital master to Simon Harris: ‘Ask nuns about their plans for €300m hospital’Read: Health Minister: ‘I have heard people say that nuns will be running the hospital. Not true’ Apr 21st 2017, 6:09 PM 23,572 Views Share Tweet Email2 165 Comments By Cormac Fitzgerald http://jrnl.ie/3352296 St Vincent’s Healthcare Group to review plans for National Maternity Hospital The development has been mired in controversy this week. Friday 21 Apr 2017, 6:09 PM Short URL Image: Department of Health Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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Dortmund boss Sancho is something special

first_imgBorussia Dortmund manager Lucien Favre expects Jadon Sancho to get even better given his incredible progressThe 18-year-old winger has enjoyed a stellar breakthrough campaign at Dortmund this season and made his England debut over the recent international break.Sancho’s impressive displays at Signal Iduna Park earned him a new long-term contract at Dortmund last month.Speaking ahead of their Bundesliga game with VFL Wolfsburg on Saturday, Favre hailed Sancho and his special achievements.“Of course he has a lot of potential. He’s only 18, and he’s already playing with the England national team,” said Favre, according to Daily Mail.borussia dortmund, marco reus, jadon sancho, paco alcacerReport: Dortmund hammer four past Leverkusen George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund put four past Bayer Leverkusen.Borussia Dortmund leapfrogged Bayern Munich to claim second place in the Bundesliga. After handing out a 4-0 thrashing of…“At the age of 18, that’s something special, you don’t see it very often.“Of course he can still improve a lot, that’s quite normal and he knows that. But he’s already very good.”He added: “He knows that he still has to improve. He just has to keep working hard, keep working calmly, and needs to have a lot of fun.”Sancho has scored five goals and provided eight assists in 14 games across all competitions this season.last_img read more

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Biolchini Stepping Down at PennWell After 15 Years

first_img Biolchini says the company is “financialliy solid” and debt-free. “This is an admirable position to cherish and protect during these adverse political and economic times,” he adds. “During the past 15 and a half years I have had the pleasure of working closely with PennWell’s outstanding management team to diversify our business and accelerate our growth and profitability,” says Biolchini in an email to Folio:. Biolchini will continue to be invovled with the company, having been elected as chairman of the board of directors and will remain on the executive committee. Now in the fourth generation of family ownership, it started in 1910 by publishing a single weekly magazine covering international petroleum news and technology. This flagship, Oil & Gas Journal, is still published weekly and is the most widely read petroleum industry publication in the world. PennWell, based in Tulsa, Oklahoma, is a major b2b media company that operates in the energy and emergency services markets, among others, with more than 320 profit centers, including 150 print and online magazines and newsletters, and 60 conferences and exhibitions. Biolchini and other PennWell executives have been active in the American Business Media unit of SIIA over the years, with Biolchini currently serving on the association’s board. Bob Biolchini, CEO of 105-year-old PennWell Publishing, is retiring after 15 years as chief executive and being replaced by COO Mark Wilmoth. last_img read more

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India calls out Trump lie

first_imgNew Delhi: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Tuesday told the Rajya Sabha that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had not made any request to US President Donald Trump regarding mediation with Pakistan on the Kashmir issue. “I would like to categorically assure the House that no such request has been made by Prime Minister Modi,” Jaishankar told the Upper House. Also Read – Ratul Puri’s ED custody extended by 4 more days Advertise With Us Jaishankar said, “It has been India’s consistent position that all outstanding issues with Pakistan are discussed only bilaterally. Any engagement with Pakistan would require an end to cross-border terrorism.” The Shimla Agreement & the Lahore declaration provide the basis to resolve all issues between India & Pakistan bilaterally, Jaishankar told parliamentarians. Also Read – Inter-departmental coordination can help win fight against malnutrition: UP CM Yogi Adityanath Advertise With Us President Trump, during a meeting with Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, had claimed that Modi had requested him to meditate on the long-pending issue. “So, I was with Prime Minister Narendra Modi two weeks ago and we talked about this subject. And he actually said, would you actually like to be a mediator or arbitrator? Did I say, where? He said Kashmir because this has been going for many, many years. I was surprised at how long it has been going on,” Trump said at the White House, with Khan seated next to him. Advertise With Us Soon after Trump’s comments, the Ministry of External Affairs had also said that no such request was made, adding that all outstanding issues with Pakistan are discussed only bilaterally. “We have seen @POTUS’s remarks to the press that he is ready to mediate, if requested by India & Pakistan, on Kashmir issue. No such request has been made by PM @narendramodi to US President,” MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said in a tweet on Monday.last_img read more

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BNP nominates GM Siraj for Bogura6 bypolls

first_imgBNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir hands over party letter to GM Siraj nominating him as a candidate for Bogura-6 by-polls. Photo: UNBBNP has finally kept trust in its former MP GM Siraj by allocating the party election symbol ‘Sheaf of Paddy’ for him to contest the by-election to Bogura-6 parliamentary seat, reports UNB.BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Sunday handed over a party letter to GM Siraj at BNP chairperson’s Gulshan office nominating him as the candidate of ‘Sheaf of Paddy’ for the by polls. Siraj, also BNP’s Bogura district unit convener, got the party’s letter just a day before the schedule for the distribution of symbols by the returning officer. On 30 April, the parliamentary seat was declared vacant as Fakhrul did not to take oath of office though he was elected MP from the constituency in the 30-December polls.The by-polls to the Bogura-6 constituency will be held on 24 June, according to a schedule announced by the election commission on 8 May.As per the by-polls schedule, the deadline for the submission of nomination paper is 23 May, while the date for scrutinising nomination paper is 27 May and the last date for the withdrawal of candidature is 3 June.The eight-hour balloting period will begin at 9:00am instead of 8:00am in the by-election while Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) will be used in all the polling stations of the constituency.last_img read more

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