3 Dec

Three held in Goa for shooting at Delhi cops

first_imgThe Calangute police on Wednesday arrested three men who had been on the run after shooting at police personnel during a nakabandi in Delhi last week. Inspector Jivba Dalvi, in charge of Calangute police station, said he had received information from the Delhi Police that the three men — Vipin Sunil Dagar (24) and Praveen Surjay Dagar (23) of Jharoda Kalan, New Delhi, and Ajay Kumar Ahlawat (22) of Barhana, Jhajjar, Haryana — have committed a serious offence in Delhi and were in Calangute. The Delhi Police had shared their photographs as well.According to the police, on January 11, the three men were travelling in a car to Delhi airport, when they were stopped at a police checkpoint. They fired at the police personnel, dashed the vehicle of a police constable, and sped away. They abandoned the car and left for Goa the same day.An FIR was registered against them under the Arms Act, 1959, and Sections 186 (obstructing public servant in discharge of public functions), 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty), 307 (attempt to murder) and 34 of the Indian Penal Code at the Delhi Cantonment police station. Shopping centre arrestSuperintendent of Police, North Goa, Chandan Chaudhary said that one of the accused swiped his ATM card at a hotel and shopping centre in Calangute. Mr. Dalvi and his team reached the shopping centre and arrested one of the accused, who had come there to buy drinks.On being interrogated, he took the police to the restaurant where the other two were having dinner with friends from Delhi. Mr. Dalvi nabbed them with the help of the restaurant staff.Past recordAll three were arrested under Section 41 of the Criminal Procedure Code.Ms. Chaudhary said that Mr. Dagar has criminal cases against him at police stations in Leh and Jammu & Kashmir, and was earlier arrested by the Special Task Force, Uttarakhand.last_img read more

27 Nov

Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A with QHD display launched

first_imgSamsung is known for bringing iteration of its flagship phones. A few weeks ago, it had launched its 2014 flagship Galaxy S5’s two variants–Galaxy K Zoom and Galaxy Active. Now, the world’s largest smartphone maker has launched the Galaxy S5 LTE-A in its parent country South Korea.Also read – Samsung Galaxy S5: Ten things to notice As the name suggests, the Galaxy S5 LTE-A supports LTE-Advanced that means it will have data transfer speed up to 225Mbps.  The new Galaxy S5 variant comes with a QHD Super AMOLED display (2560×1440) which was lacking in the regular Galaxy S5. The S5 LTE-A has a Snapdragon 805 processor, wherein the Galaxy S5 was launched with a Snapdragon 801. Unlike Galaxy S5, which sports a 2GB RAM, the S5 LTE-A is a 3GB handset. It claims to be a dustproof and waterproof handset. It sports the same 16-megapixel main camera and a 2-megapixel front snapper as the Galaxy S5. That said, the camera could have improved imaging performance thanks to the upgraded ISP stack in the newer Snapdragon 805 chipset. Also, it becomes the first phone from a mainstream Android smartphone maker to use Qualcomm’s latest SoC.  The Galaxy S5 LTE-A comes with regular Galaxy 5 features like a heart rate monitor and a fingerprint scanner.last_img read more

26 Nov

Workmanlike mentality gives Italy hope against Belgium

first_imgPlagued by injuries to his creative midfielders and without a talisman up front, Italy coach Antonio Conte is banking on a workmanlike team full of energy to outfox Belgium’s exciting young forwards when they meet on Monday. (Euro 2016 – Full Coverage)The Euro 2016 Group E match comes ahead of tough encounters against Ireland and Sweden giving neither side much respite should they lose the first game in Lyon.Once famed for their “catenaccio”, a tactical system with an emphasis on a strong defensive unit, Italy come to the tournament with arguably their weakest team for years and conceding goals particularly against top teams. (Also read: Eden Hazard warns opponents about perfect partner Kevin De Bruyne) They face a Belgium side with a talented squad tipped by some to go one better than the golden generation that finished as tournament runners up in 1980.Despite opening the scoring, the Italians were beaten comfortably 3-1 by Belgium in a November friendly.Conte, who joins Chelsea after the tournament, is known for his motivational skills, team unity and tactical flexibility, although a tendency to tinker has led to mixed results since 2014.”You need to sacrifice yourself for the team,” Conte recently said in an interview. “The team isn’t a single person.”His best midfielders Marco Verratti and Claudio Marchisio are both ruled out through injury.Without the magic of Andrea Pirlo, pulling strings in the heart of midfield, old heads Thiago Motta and Daniele de Rossi alongside Marco Parolo will try to stop the supply lines to creative Belgium attackers Eden Hazard, Yannick Carrasco and Kevin de Bruyne.advertisementConte is hoping winger Alessandro Florenzi flourishes after an encouraging season with club AS Roma and inspirational veteran goalkeeper and captain Gianluigi Buffon will also need to galvanise his troops.NO KILLER INSTINCTYet the lack of a killer instinct among Italy’s strikers, notably target man Graziano Pelle, could make it difficult should Belgium score first and force the Italians to chase the game.In contrast, the Red Devils appear spoilt for choice in attack having scored an average of more than two goals per game over their last 10 matches.After a terrible season at club level for Chelsea, Hazard has hit form. Atletico Madrid’s Carrasco has turned games on their head and could be one of the stand-out performers of the tournament.De Bruyne is likely to be deployed in the playmaker role while any one of Belgium’s four central strikers Michy Batshauyi, Christian Benteke, Romelu Lukaku and Divock Origi, could be chosen to lead the line.Coach Marc Wilmots, however, has not had things all his own way in the build-up after losing defensive rock Vincent Kompany and fellow centre back Nicolas Lombaerts.He looks set to play Tottenham pair Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen in the heart of defence, but a lack of cohesion was exposed in their three warm-up games.Tightening up that defence may well be key to whether Belgium can overcome a well-drilled Italian team.last_img read more

14 Nov

Arsenal vs Ostersunds: TV, stream & preview

first_imgUEFA Europa League Arsenal vs Ostersunds: TV channel, live stream, squad news & preview Chris Burton 20:51 2/22/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Nacho Monreal Arsenal Chelsea Getty Images UEFA Europa League Arsenal Arsenal v Östersunds FK Östersunds FK The Gunners hold a commanding 3-0 advantage heading into the second leg of their Europa League last-32 encounter with the Swedish minnows Arsenal hold a commanding advantage heading into the second leg of their Europa League last-32 encounter with Ostersunds.Arsene Wenger’s side swept to a 3-0 victory over the Swedish minnows on the road, with a handy haul of away goals leaving them in the strongest of positions.Nacho Monreal and Mesut Ozil were on target in that contest, while the unfortunate Sotirios Papagiannopoulos also put through his own net. 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 Gunners have not been in action since that initial encounter, as a result of having suffered an early setback in the defence of their FA Cup crown, so should be fresh for a return to home soil at Emirates Stadium. Game Arsenal vs Ostersunds Date Thursday, February 22 Time 20:05 GMT / 15:05 ET TV Channel & Live Stream In the United Kingdom (UK), the game can be watched live on TV on BT Sport 2 and it can be streamed live online using the BT Sport app. UK TV channel Online stream BT Sport 2 BT Sport app In the United States (US), Fox Sports 2 is showing the game on television and it can be watched live online using WatchESPN or Fox Soccer Match Pass. US TV channel Online stream Fox Sports 2 WatchESPN / Fox Sports GO / Fox Soccer Match Pass Squads & Team News Position Arsenal players Goalkeepers Ospina, Cech, Macey Defenders Holding, Mustafi, Chambers, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal, Bellerin, Kolasinac Midfielders Xhaka, Wilshere, Elneny, Ozil, Iwobi, Nelson, Mkhitaryan, Maitland-Niles Forwards Willock, Welbeck, Nketiah Wenger is likely to suffle his pack with Arsenal in a healthy position and with a Carabao Cup final clash with Manchester City to come on Sunday.Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is cup-tied, Alexandre Lacazette nursing a knee injury and Aaron Ramsey facing a race against time to be fit for Wembley at the weekend.Potential Arsenal starting XI: Ospina; Chambers, Mertesacker, Holding, Kolasinac; Iwobi, Xhaka, Elneny, Nelson; Mkhitaryan; Welbeck. Position Ostersunds players Goalkeepers Keita, Andersson Defenders Pettersson, Papagiannopoulos, Bergqvist, Widgren, Mensah, Mukiipi, Kposo, Sundberg Midfielders Tekie, Lundback, Aiesh, Sema, Fritzson, Edwards, Nouri, Arhin Forwards Hopcutt, Gero, Ghoddos, Islamovich Graham Potter is likely to keep faith with those who battled bravely against the Gunners in the first leg.The Swedish outfit are still without recent arrival Smajl Suljevic and midfielder Johan Bertilsson.Potential Osterdunds starting XI: Keita; Mukiipi, Papagiannopoulos, Pettersson, Widgren; Mensah, Edwards, Nouri, Sema; Gero, Ghoddos.Betting & Match Odds Arsenal are considered to be strong favourites with dabblebet, with the Gunners priced at 2/7 to emerge victorious.Ostersunds, meanwhile, are 8/1 outsiders and the draw is priced at 17/4.Click here to see all of dabblebet’s offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more. Match Preview Arsene Wenger Arsenal Europa LeagueThe Europa League could soon take on added importance for Arsenal, given that they are once again struggling to force their way into the Premier League’s top four.Wenger is not about to throw in the towel just yet, but it could be that he is soon forced into adopting a similar mindset to Jose Mourinho and Manchester United from 2016-17.The Red Devils switched their focus after slipping backwards domestically, with continental glory offering them a return ticket to the Champions League party.Like Arsenal, United also made their way to the League Cup final last season, with the securing of major silverware prioritised over league standings.The Gunners could get their hands on that trophy this weekend, while progression in Europe would help to keep momentum building heading into a crucial period of the campaign.There are still plenty of threats to be found in the Europa League, but a spot in the last-16 would edge the north London outfit one step closer to Lyon and leave them hoping for another favourable draw at the next stage.last_img read more

25 Oct

India the real deal now, can combat in Australia, South Africa and New Zealand: Allan Border

first_imgIndia the real deal now, can combat in Australia, South Africa and New Zealand: Allan BorderIndia Sunday retained the Border-Gavaskar Trophy with a comprehensive 137-run win in the third Test at the MCG on Sunday, taking an unassailable 2-1 lead in the four-match series.advertisement Press Trust of India MelbourneDecember 31, 2018UPDATED: December 31, 2018 09:05 IST Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami have been highly impressive in whites in 2018 (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSBorder said this is the best Indian bowling attack he has ever seenBorder was particularly impressed with India’s fast bowling unitBumran, Ishant and Shami have collectively taken a record 134 wickets in away Tests in 2018Lions at home, lambs abroad? Well that is not the case anymore with the Indian cricket team as they now have a group of quality fast bowlers which makes Virat Kohli and his men “the real deal now” in world cricket, feels Australian legend Allan Border.India Sunday retained the Border-Gavaskar Trophy with a comprehensive 137-run win in the third Test at the MCG on Sunday, taking an unassailable 2-1 lead in the four-match series.”They’re the real deal now, they’re the No. 1 team. They’ve been a great side to watch and they deserve this win,” Border told foxsports.com.au.”They’ve had their struggles away from home, but they’re starting to improve because they’ve had some good fast bowling.”Now they can combat Australia, South Africa and New Zealand countries that produce those fast, bouncy, seaming wickets. They used to struggle on those, but they don’t struggle on those now.”Jasprit Bumrah has emerged as the best bowler in world cricket now with 48 wickets in his debut Test season. He is part of a lethal pace trio involving the veteran Ishant Sharma and the wily Mohammed Shami.The trio have collectively taken 134 away wickets (Bumrah 48, Ishant 40 and Shami 46) in a single calender year, eclipsing the 34-year-old record that stood in the name of the fearsome West Indies trio of Malcolm Marshall, Michael Holding and Joel Garner (130 wickets in away tours in 1984).Border heaped praise on India’s pace unit, saying: “It’s as a good an Indian bowling attack as I’ve ever seen.advertisement”They’ve had some fantastic individual bowlers over the years, particularly famous for their spin, going back to when I first started with Bishan Bedi, Erapalli Prasanna, Bhagwath Chandrasekhar.”Now they’ve settled on a fantastic fast bowling group, plus they’ve got a couple in the wings that are pretty handy, plus they’ve got a couple of good spinners and their batting is very, very good,” Border said.Also Read | This is the best Indian bowling attack to come to Australia: Ricky PontingAlso Read | Kohli reveals why he did not enforce follow-on: Wanted to give our bowlers enough restAlso Read | Great to see India dominating with pace, says Harbhajan SinghFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow India vs AustraliaFollow Allan BorderFollow Boxing Day Testlast_img read more

18 Oct

DUSU removes busts of Savarkar others from campus

first_imgNew Delhi: The ABVP-led Delhi University Students’ Union has removed the busts of V D Savarkar, Bhagat Singh and Subhash Chandra Bose from the campus, the student outfit said in a statement on Saturday. The ABVP, however, claimed that the Delhi University has assured them that the busts will be reinstalled in accordance with the procedure after the DUSU polls are concluded. The busts of the trio were installed on August 20 by outgoing DUSU president Shakti Singh without taking permission from the varsity authorities. They were removed on the intervening night of Friday and Saturday. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder “ABVP-led DUSU has removed the busts of Veer Savarkar, Bhagat Singh and Subhash Chandra Bose till permission is obtained from the DU Administration. The busts have been kept (at a) safe (place) by the varsity,” the RSS-affiliated outfit said in a statement. Earlier, the ABVP had asked DUSU office-bearers to install the statues as per the procedure, it claimed. The students’ body also demanded “stringent legal action” against members of the Congress-affiliated National Students’ Union of India (NSUI) for allegedly blackening the bust of Savarkar on Thursday. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchings The ABVP claimed left-affiliated student organisations along with AAP’s CYSS and the NSUI had “stooped to a low level” and were harming the “the culture of debate and discussion, prevalent in the university”. “ABVP strongly believes that the Left, AAP and the student organisations affiliated to the Congress should stop insulting freedom fighters to meet their trivial political interests,” it said. ABVP Delhi’s State Secretary Sidharth Yadav said: “It is very unfortunate that the DU administration turned a deaf ear to DUSU’s demand for installation of busts of freedom fighters, for a very long time. The university should restore these idols, as per their assurances, at the earliest.” The manner in which other student organisations have carried out such extremely unfortunate acts reveal the real and degraded mindset of these student organisations towards freedom fighters, the repercussions of which they will face in the times to come, he added. “At the same time, the Congress should understand that its ‘Kaalikh model’ is not going to hide the reality. We have decided to remove the busts because we don’t want to do politics over the name of freedom fighters,” he said. No immediate reaction was available from the university.last_img read more

18 Oct

Three girls rescued from Faridabad

first_imgNew Delhi: Three girls were rescued from the clutches of a person from the Faridabad area. Police said that the accused, who posed himself as an NGO official, lured the girls and told them that he can help them in getting their property share from their family relative so that they can live separately. The accused was arrested from South East Delhi. Police identified the accused as Bimal Kumar (38), an imposter who always pretends himself as a police officer from Anti Corruption Branch and mount pressure over the local police and general public for ulterior motives. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderDCP (south-east) Chinmoy Biswal said that on August 16 accused saw victim girls returning from the school and were going at their house. “Victims appeared to be sad and accused Bimal asked them the reason thereof. On enquiry, the girls told him that they are sisters and their parents are no more,” said DCP Biswal. They all live with their uncle and aunt at Khadda Colony. After the demise of their parents, uncle doesn’t love them as much as their parents did and they were not very happy. “The accused introduced himself as an officer from an NGO and stated to the girls that he will take care of the matter. Victim girls fell in the fascinated talks of the accused. Later they were kidnapped,” police said. According to police, Bimal was arrested earlier this year also for breaching peace and for the apprehension of committing an offence, by the Kalindi Kunj police station.last_img read more

12 Oct

Morocco Postpones Safi’s Harbor Construction Deadline for More Than a Year

Rabat – A governmental decree of August 22 has postponed the deadline for the end of construction work on Safi’s new harbor. The decision to add one year to the previous deadline of July 30, 2019, comes after a series of severe delays in construction works.King Mohammed VI inaugurated the construction project of Safi’s new harbor on April 19, 2013. The harbor was supposed to be functional five years later, at the latest.The construction delays follow a series of technical norm infractions by the company responsible for the works, according to Assabah newspaper.    In July 2017, an accident caused 700 blocks of concrete forming the charcoal dock to crack, making it impossible for ships to moor. Since then, the dock has been reconstructed from scratch. Those responsible for the accident, which happened more than two years ago, have not yet been sanctionedThese delays have already cost the government in the region of MAD 500 million. These losses add up to an estimated MAD 600 million costs for the National Office of Electricity and Water (ONEE), along with the environmental damage caused by the duration of works.Abdelkader Amara, the Moroccan minister for Equipment, Transport, Logistics, and Water, is to be held accountable for these delays, according to Assabah. The newspaper speculates that his political future is under threat, and that the delays in the accomplishment of the project could cost him his position.The new Safi harbor is expected to contribute, when ready to operate, to the functioning of Safi’s new thermal power station, launched in December 2018, which requires 10,000 tonnes of charcoal daily. read more

12 Oct

Philippines military executing leftist activists UN independent expert finds

26 November 2007The armed forces of the Philippines has been executing leftist activists in recent years, an independent United Nations human rights expert said today in a new report which welcomes Government measures to address the problem while emphasizing the need to end impunity through prosecution and punishment. “A significant number of the hundreds of extrajudicial executions of leftist activists in the Philippines that have taken place over the past six years are the result of deliberate targeting by the military as part of counterinsurgency operations against the communist rebels,” said Philip Alston, the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions.During a fact-finding mission earlier this year to the South-East Asian nation, Mr. Alston – who serves in an unpaid, personal capacity – investigated the killings in depth.He interviewed victims or witnesses to 57 incidents involving 96 extrajudicial executions. He met with Government officials of all ranks, including local military commanders as well as the President, as well as with the leaders of the communist rebels’ National Democratic Front (NDF).In a statement, he said he was “encouraged” by various measures adopted recently by the Government and by the fact that he had met with the country’s Executive Secretary in New York, but also stressed that those responsible for killings must be prosecuted and punished to stop them. “The Government has undertaken a range of welcome reforms, but the fact remains that not a single soldier has been convicted in any of the cases involving leftist activists,” he said.“In some parts of the country, the armed forces have followed a deliberate strategy of systematically hunting down the leaders of leftist organization,” Mr. Alston noted. “As commander-in-chief, the President must take concrete steps to end such operations.”Since 1968, the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) – which has an armed faction, the New People’s Army (NPA), and a civil society group, the NDF – has aimed to revolutionize what it views as the country’s “semi-feudal” society.The Rapporteur said that the military officers he interviewed “relentlessly pushed” the theory that such extrajudicial executions had in fact been committed by the rebels to simultaneously remove spies while discrediting the Government, and he reviewed all of the documentation provided to support this idea.“The military’s argument that the leftist activists who have been killed are the victims of a ‘purge’ by the rebels is strikingly unconvincing and can only be viewed as a cynical attempt to displace responsibility,” he said.The Rapporteur criticized the rebels themselves for participating in some extrajudicial executions of civilians who are not directly involved with the hostilities and the death threats they have made against political opponents.“The death sentences imposed by their ‘people’s courts’ provide only a veneer of legality for what is really vigilantism or murder,” he said.During his visit to the Philippines, Mr. Alston also investigated extrajudicial executions in western Mindanao and the Sulu archipelago, which have seen armed conflict involving several insurgent and terrorist groups, including the Moro National Liberation Front, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front and the Abu Sayyaf Group.Since witnesses in the regions live in great fear and it is difficult to ascertain who is responsible for abuses, he said that bolstered human rights monitoring is crucial to protect the civilian population.Mr. Alston also looked into the actions of a death squad in Davao City on the island of Mindanao, interviewing victims and witnesses as well as speaking with local police, military officers and the mayor.“The mayor’s position that he can do nothing to stop men without masks from routinely killing children for petty crimes in full view of witnesses lacks all credibility,” he said in the report. “Mayor Duterte should be stripped of his control over the local police, and the national Government should assume responsibility for dismantling the death squad and prosecuting its members.” read more

7 Oct

Federal government announces funding for affordable housing in Hamilton

The Federal government has announced it’s chipping in $2M to help Hamilton create new affordable housing apartments.The money will be used to create housing in a renovation project at the Hughson Street Baptist Church.The apartment will be made up of 45 units, two will be 2-bedroom units and the other single bedroom units. Nine rooms will be fully accessible.The affordable housing units will rent for about $500 a month.Completion is scheduled for next spring.

6 Oct

BC to examine oldgrowth forest for potential limited logging opportunities

VANCOUVER – The British Columbia government will examine the contentious possibility of opening old-growth forests to logging in parts of the province hardest hit by plummeting timber supplies.It’s an idea that both proponents and opponents say would require chopping protective measures that took years to create.The government is now constructing ground rules so that by early 2013 it can begin revisiting the designation of some sensitive areas, mainly in the north-central triangle between Burns Lake, Prince George and Quesnel.But any decision to cut old-growth forests would be science-based and reached by consensus of all members of the community, said Forests Minister Steve Thomson.“There may be limited opportunities to look at that, but only through a process,” he said in an interview on Tuesday.“It’s important to recognize that this request came from the communities.”The move comes as part of a larger strategy the government released on Tuesday aimed at boosting timber supply over the next five to 20 years. The list of actions comes in direct response to a special committee report that warned in August measures must be taken to stave off an impending, dramatic drop in wood supply.The plan is the final phase in the provincial government’s decade-long response to the infestation of the mountain pine beetle, which has decimated forests across the province.The August report predicted the beetle would chew up to 70 per cent of the central Interior’s marketable timber by 2021 if nothing changes.But environmental advocates say opening protected forests to logging would roll back years of “hard fought” legislation.“This is blood sweat and tears, multi-stakeholder processes, consensus building. They took years, these land-use plans, to establish,” said Valerie Langer, director of Forest Ethics Solutions.“It’s very frightening to all those people who put years of their life as volunteers into this.”Potential pilot projects could eventually take place in Burns Lake and Quesnel, with the highest priority areas being assessed this coming spring and summer, Thomson said.But he said the government is aware of the leg-work behind the original land-use agreements.“Very clearly the committee heard significant concerns . . . and wanted to make sure that any approach in those areas was done through a proper process and with full consultation and agreement.”Doug Routledge, vice-president forestry with the Council of Forest Industries, welcomed the government’s “tangible” plans.“Cautiously and well-informed,” he said of the proposed changes. “We’re not unhappy to see that the question about relaxing or deferring other constraints on the working forest land-base is still on the table.”He explained the wood they’re looking to harvest would not include the most vulnerable areas, such as that protected as a critical habitat.Langer said there’s no doubt communities are suffering and that puts tremendous pressure on the government. But she called it a short-term solution to a long-term environmental crisis.“The solution is to think about how we diversify those communities’ economies,” she said, noting the government knew 10 years ago the timber supply would dry up.The small town of Burns Lake has recently learned Oregon-based Hampton Affiliates will rebuild a sawmill there that burned to the ground in January, as long as the company can be assured adequate timber supply beyond the next decade. The region’s forests include pine and spruce.The community of Quesnel is among the hardest hit by the ravenous pine beetle.Some of the protected trees that may be on the chopping block could be well older than a century, although others are much younger.Ben Parfitt, a resource policy analyst with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, has also followed the committee’s work closely.He believes opening up an old-growth area is unrealistic, and suggested the biggest environmental threat was a part of the plan that will create new opportunities for logging by identifying marginally economic forests.“We have a significant problem on our hands that is going to extend well beyond five to 20 years,” Parfitt said. “If the government chooses to try and address this problem by freeing up more trees to log today, I believe the crisis will be even worse than what it is now.”But Thomson said the government believes the “greatest opportunity” to beef up timber supply lies in identifying those stands.Other parts of the mid-term supply strategy include implementing silviculture practices that could grow trees faster and installing a fire management plan to reduce risks of losing trees in areas like Merritt and Prince George. by News Staff Posted Oct 9, 2012 8:29 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email B.C. to examine old-growth forest for potential ‘limited’ logging opportunities read more

25 Sep

Teen accused of raping 17yrold girl granted 200000 bail

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Related A teenage boy who reportedly raped a 17-year-old girl of the Mazaruni area was earlier today (Tuesday) slapped with a rape charge at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts when he appeared before City Magistrate Leron Daly.Eighteen-year-old Etzer Hope of the said area reportedly engaged in sexual activities with the young woman sometime last month.The facts of the matter was not provided, however the teen was placed on $200,000 bail and will return to the Kamarang Magistrate Court on June 18 when the case continues. read more

21 Sep

Former PM John Major joins legal action against Boris Johnsons prorogation

first_img Court refuses interim orders at this stage but indicates willingness to hear full arguments early next week. So there is no decision on merits as yet on our attempt to halt #Prorogation. That will happen next week #Cherrycase #Brexit #StopTheCoup— Joanna Cherry QC MP (@joannaccherry) August 30, 2019 By Gráinne Ní Aodha Friday 30 Aug 2019, 10:29 AM 43 Comments 24,284 Views Source: Joanna Cherry QC MP/Twitter Source: Michael Gray/Twitter Short URL Image: PA Images/Photojoiner Aug 30th 2019, 10:29 AM https://jrnl.ie/4788468 center_img In view of the imminence of the prorogation – and to avoid duplication of effort, and taking up the Court’s time through repetition – I intend to seek the Court’s permission to intervene in the claim already initiated by Gina Miller, rather than commence separate proceedings.Major said that he intends “to seek to assist the Court from the perspective of having served in Government as a Minister and Prime Minister, and also in Parliament for many years as a Member of the House of Commons”.Lord David Pannick QC will represent Miller, while Lord Garnier QC and Tom Cleaver will represent Major, in the hearing scheduled for next Thursday; two other court actions against prorogation is being taken in courts in Edinburgh and Belfast. Lord Doherty outside the Court of Session in Edinburgh. Source: PA Wire/PA ImagesThis morning, a Scottish judge ruled against granting an emergency injunction to halt UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson from suspending the UK parliament pending a full court hearing.Yesterday, Lord Raymond Doherty heard a bid for an interim interdict – the Scottish legal equivalent of an injunction – that would halt Johnson’s move to suspend parliament between mid-September and 14 October.The queen, the head of state who must follow the advice of her ministers, gave her approval to allow prorogation hours after Johnson’s request.Today, the judge rejected a request for an emergency injunction, saying in his ruling: “I’m not satisfied that there’s a need for an interim suspension or an interim interdict to be granted at this stage.”A group of 75 parliamentarians had sought a temporary injunction from Doherty pending a full hearing next Friday 6 September. The judge today ordered that it be brought forward to Tuesday 3 September. O’Neill: Precisely this unlikely event envisaged by Lord Hodge is taking place – executive trying to entrench its power by suspending parliament. Courts can intervene to uphold democracy & rule of law.— Michael Gray (@GrayInGlasgow) August 29, 2019 SNP MP Joanna Cherry, who is also a QC, said that the UK government has “not had a good track record” when it came to legal advice on Brexit-related matters.The government had argued that Article 50 couldn’t be unilaterally revoked, which was overruled by the European Court of Justice, and subsequently lost another case on the correct method for triggering Article 50.“If we don’t win today, we will be appealing it and my own gut feeling is that this case will end up in the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom,” Cherry said. “This is very much the first salvo in an intense battle.”© – AFP 2019 Former PM John Major joins legal action against Boris Johnson’s prorogation There are now three legal actions against Johnson’s prorogation: one in London, one in Edinburgh and one in Belfast. Image: PA Images/Photojoiner Share21 Tweet Email1 The judge gave his decision at 10am at the Court of Session in Edinburgh, Scotland’s highest civil court (England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland have their own separate legal systems). Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article FORMER BRITISH PRIME Minister John Major has joined the legal action taken against current Prime Minister Boris Johnson in a London court against his decision to suspend parliament.Major, leader of the Tories and Prime Minister from 1990 – 1997, promised in July that if parliament was suspended over Brexit,  that he would take legal action.Campaigner Gina Miller took a case against the legalities of Johnson’s decision to prorogue parliament for five weeks from mid-September to mid-October, meaning parliament would return just weeks before the Brexit deadline on 31 October.Major said today that he would join that legal action:last_img read more

21 Sep

Xenophon joins the party

first_imgIndependent Senator Nick Xenophon told Neos Kosmos this week that after approval by the Electoral Commission he will contest the federal election as the Nick Xenophon Group, allowing him to be listed alongside the major parties on the ballot paper. Xenophon says electoral rules work against independents, forcing them to be listed below the line where it is harder for voters to notice them. “I’m a reluctant party animal but this is done out of necessity,” said the senator. “The rules are stacked against independents, if I want to run with just my name I’d have to have the name below the line.” Asked if he was taking a leaf out of Queensland MP Bob Katter’s book in forming his own party, Xenophon said there was no comparison. “My good friend Bob Katter wants to rule the world, I just want to get re-elected to the Senate.” Xenophon, who described the night of Labor’s caucus vote which brought Julia Gillard’s downfall as being “so weird [that] it makes Alice in Wonderland look like a documentary”, said the federal election that weeks ago was on track to be the biggest election rout in Australia since 1931, would now be competitive. “As far as recycling goes, for years governments have encouraged us to recycle for the sake of the environment; it now seems recycling might be good for a political party as well,” said the South Australian senator. Whilst some commentators suggest he will retain his Senate seat with some ease, the senator says he will have to pull out all the stops to make his voice heard against the big parties. “I’ll be fighting for every vote because I’m up against it,” he told Neos Kosmos. “I don’t have the resources of the major parties. I’m working on a grassroots campaign and one of my biggest challenges is to get volunteers.” Xenophon says that three of the major issues to sway the electorate will be the parties’ plans for the economy, employment and asylum seekers. “We need a resolution to this whole issue of border security. I’m worried about the cost to the budget, and we need to be smart about how to meet our international obligations.” On the Carbon Tax, with the Coalition signed up on a promise to repeal it, Xenophon has gone on record as saying that it must be replaced by a more efficient system of putting a price on carbon For the senator, Tony Abbott’s Direct Action plan doesn’t cut it. Xenophon has called the plan “grossly inefficient” but accepts that it could be adapted into an efficient emissions trading scheme. The senator has regularly voiced his support for a ‘carrot and stick’ model developed by the economic think-tank Frontier Economics, which rewards low-emission industries while punishing high-emission industries. If Xenophon was to hold the balance of power in the Senate after the election, a deal with the Coalition based on a Xenophon-influenced Direct Action plan could well be on the cards. Never one to shy away from foreign policy issues, when asked about FYROM – and recent attempts by a handful of federal MPs to adjust Australia’s policy in relation to its naming – Xenophon says he continues to support Australia’s current position. “But we should chill [on that issue],” he says. “One of the great things about Australia is that we have a great degree of harmony between communities who are rivals in other countries. “There are good reasons for the Greek government’s position, but it’s not an issue I have been agitating on,” said the senator. “I’m interested in people having jobs, in how we can prevent dumped products from overseas killing our manufacturing jobs. I’m interested in decent food labelling laws and proper gambling laws.” Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

20 Sep

Kodak se dirigerait vers la faillite

first_imgKodak se dirigerait vers la failliteKodak pourrait être placé en faillite prochainement à la suite d’une chute libre de son action en bourse.L’entreprise Kodak, l’un des grands acteurs de la photographie pourrait être placée en faillite. Car l’action en bourse de Kodak se trouve en chute libre depuis plusieurs semaines. Selon le Wall Street Journal, Eastman Kodak pourrait entrer prochainement sous la protection du chapitre 11 de la loi sur les faillites. L’action en bourse de Kodak a perdu 28% et ne s’élevait plus qu’à 0,47 dollar mercredi. Elle était estimée à 5,65 dollars à la même date il y a un an. Kodak aurait reçu un avertissement en provenance de Wall Street et doit faire remonter son action en bourse au-dessus de d’un dollar dans les six mois.L’entreprise spécialisée dans la photographie chercherait à obtenir un prêt d’un milliard de dollars. Kodak, fondé il y a 131 ans, détient à ce jour environ 11.000 brevets. L’entreprise américaine avait annoncé son désir de céder autour de 10% de sa propriété intellectuelle, en août 2011. Et depuis plusieurs mois, le groupe ferme les sections jugées non stratégiques. D’après Clubic, Kodak a mal négocié le virage numérique, alors que HP ou Canon contribuaient au développement de l’impression personnelle.Le 6 janvier 2012 à 12:00 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

19 Sep

Technology companies lead stocks higher after an early slide

first_imgStocks recovered from an early wobble Monday, lifting the benchmark S&P 500 to its fourth straight gain.Technology companies led the broad move higher, outweighing losses in health care, materials and utilities stocks.The market had gotten off to a weak start after the government reported that factory orders fell in November, but by midday major indexes had turned higher.Investors remained focused on the latest batch of corporate earnings, including solid results from Clorox and Sysco. Google parent Alphabet posted results that topped Wall Street’s estimates after the close of regular trading.Concerns over slower economic growth overshadowed a mostly positive January for stocks, with solid company earnings helping to offset some of those fears.“Earnings have surprised to the upside,” said Quincy Krosby, chief market strategist at Prudential Financial. “That said, there is still a tug-of-war within the market as to whether or not the economy is in fact going to slow this quarter or beginning of next quarter.”The S&P 500 index rose 18.34 points, or 0.7 percent, to 2,724.87. The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 175.48 points, or 0.7 percent, to 25,239.37. The tech-heavy Nasdaq composite gained 83.67 points, or 1.2 percent, to 7,347.54.The Russell 2000 index of smaller companies picked up 15.48 points, or 1 percent, to 1,517.54.Stocks got off to a sluggish start as traders weighed a government report showing U.S. factory orders declined 0.6 percent in November. The drop, attributed mainly to lower demand for machinery and electrical equipment, surprised economists, who had forecast a slight increase.last_img read more

15 Sep

2 transported as trauma alerts after car crashes into motorcycle in NW

first_imgNORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Two victims were transported as trauma alert patients after a van collided with a motorcycle in Northwest Miami-Dade.Miami-Dade Police and Fire Rescue units responded to the scene in the area of Northwest 27th Avenue and 41st Street, around 2 p.m. Wednesday.Two adult victims were transported to Jackson Memorial Hospital in unknown condition.The cause of the crash remains under investigation.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

14 Sep

Bryan Welch Steps Down as CEO of Ogden Publications

first_imgOgden Publications has a new CEO for the first time in 19 years, its former chief exec Bryan Welch announced Wednesday. Capitalizing and launching the media brand will be his first priority, he says, which is slated for the full multiplatform treatment: print—newsstand and subscription—websites, newsletters, podcasts, video and events. Hank Will, currently editor-in-chief of Ogden’s Grit and Capper’s magazines, will take over Welch’s responsibilities as editorial director for the company. Bill Uhler will take over as head of Ogden, a nine-title niche consumer publisher for the sustainable living and farming communities, after working at the company since 2004, including the last eight years as general manager. Welch’s leadership will be missed at Ogden. In the 19 years since his arrival, the company has grown nine-fold, employs three times as many employees, and has posted steady top line and bottom line gains. “We want to inspire people to make career decisions, business decisions and buying decisions based on conscience,” he says. “In broader business media, too often a company’s conscientiousness is trivialized, it underestimates the growing importance of transparency in building brands.”center_img Welch is heading to B Lab, a nonprofit aimed fostering social and environmental accountability among corporations, where he’ll serve as CEO of its new media division, B The Change Media. The changes are effective immediately, though the companies share a common investor—the Nutting family—so Welch says he’ll continue to be involved in both Ogden and B Lab. “Bill had been my second in command here for eight years,” Welch says. “Both I and the Nutting family [owner’s of Ogden Publications] trust him and are very confident in his abilities. Bill seemed like an obvious choice [for CEO].” While exact details are still being determined, Welch says the project, which will launch by year’s end, will rely both on reader and sponsor revenue, though he expects the majority will come from the latter. Practicing what it preaches, sponsoring companies will have to meet the same standards that B Lab promotes.last_img read more

3 Sep

Mexico detains 213 Central American migrants

first_imgChildren, part of the migrant caravan, ask for sweets at a shelter in Tijuana, Mexico, Wednesday, 21 November 2018. Migrants camped in Tijuana after traveling in a caravan to reach the US are weighing their options after a US court blocked president Donald Trump`s asylum ban for illegal border crossers. Photo: APMexican immigration agents on Wednesday detained almost all of the Central American migrants on a fourth caravan that recently entered Mexico seeking to reach the United States.Mexico’s National Immigration Institute said 213 migrants were detained and taken to a processing center. Those found to lack proper documents may face repatriation to their home countries.The migrants detained on a highway between the Guatemalan border and the southern Mexican city of Tapachula included 186 people from El Salvador, 16 from Guatemala, 10 Honduras and one Nicaraguan.The group set out from El Salvador on 18 November and apparently crossed the river dividing Guatemala and Mexico on Tuesday. That is the same route the three larger caravans took after entering Mexico starting 19 October.The caravans find strength in numbers, and Mexican officials have been loath to confront the first caravans, which numbered between 1,500 and 6,000. But agents have detained smaller groups that split off from the larger caravans.Mexico has offered residency and other types of visas to migrants in the caravans, but most have refused, saying they want to reach the United States.Also Wednesday, prosecutors in the northern state of Baja California — where the first caravan is now camped out — confirmed that a migrant was run over and killed by an unidentified vehicle on a highway between the border cities of Mexicali and Tijuana.The state prosecutor’s office said 17-year-old Oscar Baudiel Cruz Alcerro, of Honduras was found dead on the roadside with fractures and a dented skull, with parts from a white car scattered nearby.Migrants stranded in Mexicali have been walking and hitching rides to join up with the main part of the caravan in Tijuana, about 110 miles (180 kilometers) to the west.At least one other migrant was killed early in the caravan when he fell off a truck on a highway in the southern state of Chiapas.last_img
31 Aug

Indulge in exquisite delicacies at GT Route

first_imgThe GT Route, a multi cuisine restaurant located at Park Street, highlighted the culinary delights from Kabul to Kolkata. ‘The great Harvest Festival’ is the first of its kind rice food festival. It showcased an array of enticing and exotic rice preparations.“We always wanted to have a festival which will also explore the other exotic cuisines prepared from rice. We have also tried to keep the food as innovative as possible, so with every bite we ensure that the taste is perfect,” said Ishtiaque Ahmed, director, Shiraz Hotels. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The wide array of delicacies includes Karara Chawal Kebab (Shallow fried rice cakes), Masaledar Kathal Pulao (jack fruit and rice cooked with traditional Oudhi herb and dry chili), Bag-e-Bahar Kichdi (Rice lentil and vegetable cooked together and served with pickle), Shahi Soya Biriyani (saffron scented soya nuggets biryani served with yoghurt), Prawn Wild Rice Conjee (Wild and prawn thick soup served with pickled veg), Gosht ki Tehari (Rampur style spiced mutton pulao), Nargishi Kofta Biryani (Mutton minces wrapped egg served with Burani Ghol), Lalbagh Murg Biryani (Murshidabad style chicken pressure biryani served with fritter chilly and peanut yoghurt gravy), Machher Bhapa Pulao(boneless fish and rice cooked together with lemon and mustard and served with Raita), Muri ghonto(Fish head and govind bhog rice cooked together completely with Bengali condiments), and Zarda Pulao (Traditionally mixed dry fruits sweet pulao.) Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixRupam Banik, executive Chef said: “All of the foods are cooked keeping in mind the health quotient of the people. Especially the Prawn Wild Rice Conjee is the healthiest food and whole some diet and those have problem with prawn can also remake it with meat of their choices. It is also good supplement for heart patients.”This pocket friendly festival will serve both lunch and dinner and will start from March 5 and will continue till March 20.last_img read more