Six dead, 43 injured as bus falls into gorge in Jharkhand

first_imgAt least six people were killed and 43 others injured when a bus fell into a gorge on Tuesday at Anuraj Ghati in Garhwa district, police said.The accident took place around 3.30 am, they said.The bodies of the deceased passengers were retrieved and those injured were rescued by jawans of the Central Reserve Police Personnel (CRPF), Superintendent of Police Shivani Tiwari said.While three of the injured were referred to the Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences in Ranchi, the rest were admitted to a local hospital, the SP said.The bus was heading to Garhwa, about 140 km from state capital Ranchi, from Ambikapur in Chhattisgarh, she said.last_img read more

Enforcement Directorate to re-investigate Sunanda Pushkar’s FEMA violation case

first_imgAfter two years of investigation in Sunanda Pushkar death case, the Economic Offence Wing (EOW) of Delhi Police has now written a letter to the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to probe alleged financial irregularities related to the Kochi IPL franchisee – linked with Congress leader Shashi Tharoor.This could be questionable that why the EOW of Delhi Police was unaware about the fact that the ED officials of Mumbai zonal office had been investigating this case since the beginning of IPL controversy, but never reached to its conclusion, till date.”The investigation was never completed”, the source within the agency told Indiatoday.in .In June 2015, Indiatoday.in had revealed that in its preliminary investigation, the ED had found that Sunanda Pushkar had violated certain FEMA rules.ED REPORTAs per the available information, Sunanda was the co-owner of Rendezvous Sports World Pvt Ltd (RSWPL) with a sweat equity of 25 per cent. Allegations were made that she acted as a ‘proxy’ for Shashi Tharoor to get free stake in the company.Also read:Sunanda Pushkar case: Delhi Police sends questionnaire to FBI, seeks clarity on viscera report Pakistani columnist Mehr Tarar grilled in Sunanda Pushkar murder case In 2012, Sunanda had gone to ED’s Mumbai office to give her statement in connection with IPL Kochi investigation. After completing its inquiry, a complete report (confidential) was tabled before the Special Director of Mumbai Zonal Unit of ED – with a request to investigate it further against the individuals for adjudication of the contravention.”But it never happened, in fact, the report was put in the cold storage – without exploring it further”, sources said.advertisementWHAT SUNANDA STATEDThe statement of Sunanda Pushkar was recorded under Section 37 of FEMA, 1999 on 22/10/2011 and 11/02/2012 – where she, inter alia stated:– When the second round of IPL bidding for two franchisees were contemplated, she was contacted by Ravi Gaikwad (owner of RSWPL), who sought her assistance in working for an IPL team.– She agreed to provide her services in the event of the consortium winning the bid since she held expertise in event management.– She was compensated for her service by allotment of 190 shares of face value of Rs 100 at par which amounted to 19 per cent shareholding of the company.– She was expecting a fee of above 17.5 per cent of the sponsorship amount and sale of other rights that could be exploited by marketing, which is a global standard for marketing and branch management services.– She realised that the company had a capital base of Rs 1 lakh only and the company had not undertaken any business activity and hence it was not in a position to compensate her according to the market standards.– Shares were transfered in her name on 10/3/2010 and she got 95 shares, each from Kisan Baburao Gaikwad and Pushpa Kisan Gaikwad. The valuation was done by the transferring company.– She made a payment of Rs 9,500 each with two cheques dated 10/3/2010 from her NRO account with HDFC Bank.– But later, after IPL controversy, she signed the transfer deed on 8/9/2010 in favour of Pushpa Gaikwad by transferring 190 shares held by her, that she had received Rs 19,000 by cheque from Pushpa Gaikwad and the cheque deposited in the NRE account which was not accepted by the bank.FEMA VIOLATION BY SUNANDA PUSHKARAccording to ED report, investigation in the matter has revealed that payment had been made by Sunanda Pushkar from her NRO account.As per extant provisions of FEMA, shares can be issued to a non-resident against receipt of funds through normal banking channels. If the funds are not received through normal banking channels, prior approval of the government is required. The provisions of FEMA do not permit, issue or transfer shares of an Indian company against payments for services.Therefore, in the case of Sunanda Pushkar, the ED official concluded in the report, saying, “It is seen from the aforesaid that the transactions involving transfer of shares from Kishan Gaikwad and Pushpa Gaikwad to the non-residents namely Sunanda Pushkar were not consistent with the guidelines issued under the master circular 2 of 2009 and in contravention of the provisions of FEMA, 1999 and FEMA notification.”If Sunanda was alive, she would be liable to face the action, but as she is no more – FEMA provisions do not allow the ED to take any action in the case.SHASHI THAROOR’S STATEMENT WITH EDDuring the course of investigation, ED questioned Shashi Tharoor. As per ED’s confidential report, Tharoor stated that he was not involved in the IPL team auctions. He also added that he was approached by one Gaikwad who sought his “blessings” to mount a bid.advertisementAccording to Tharoor, only after Gaikwad’s request, he made a few calls to Lalit Modi about the process and formalities required for the bidding. Gaikwad had sought advice from Tharoor about marketing strategies.Surprisingly, in Sunanda Pushkar’s and Shahshi Tharoor’s statements, there were no queries from the investigators regarding the alleged sweat equity of Rs 70 crore.The ED concluded in its report saying, “Tharoor ensured cancellation of the bid, providing an opportunity to the Unincorporated Joint Venture (Kochi team) to mount a bid, enabling them to qualify with the substantially moderated eligibility conditions for the tender”.In 2012, the ED probe was getting monitored by the UPA government. “Since beginning, the agency had been told to remain soft against Pushkar and Tharoor, while questioning and making this report”, sources said.After getting a request letter from Delhi Police, ED headquarters has directed the Mumbai team to re-investigate the case.last_img read more

Antonio Conte’s high-flying Chelsea face tough test at Manchester City

first_imgChelsea’s renaissance under Antonio Conte comes under renewed scrutiny when the Premier League leaders visit Manchester City this weekend on the back of a seven-match winning streak.Only one point separates the two sides with Chelsea on 31 and City on 30 but Conte’s impact at Stamford Bridge appears greater than his City counterpart Pep Guardiola’s at the Etihad. (Also read: Chelsea end unbeaten Tottenham’s start, stay top of league)That is largely due to the contrast from last season.Chelsea are 17 points better off than they were at this stage last season in the final days of Jose Mourinho, while City have four more than after 13 games under Manuel Pellegrini.The goal Tottenham Hotspur scored in a 2-1 defeat at Stamford Bridge on Saturday was the only one Chelsea have conceded in the last seven matches as Conte’s 3-4-3 system continues to flourish.City, after a runaway start, have not been firing on all cylinders of late, eking out narrow wins over Crystal Palace and Burnley, and former Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss Guardiola accepts Chelsea are setting the standard.”We are going to play against the best team at the moment in the Premier League,” he said. “The last five or six weeks they have played amazing.”We have to try and discover his secret and what we need to do to beat him and will prepare as best as possible.”Former Chelsea midfielder and coach Ray Wilkins said his old club’s progress will be clearer after this weekend.advertisement”I think this will tell Conte whether his three at the back is viable against the top, top teams,” he told Sky Sports.Chelsea will need no reminding of City’s main threat.Sergio Aguero scored four times against them last season, including a hat-trick at Stamford Bridge, and has netted 10 goals this campaign. Then again, Chelsea’s Diego Costa, back to the form of two seasons ago, has matched him with 10 of his own.Second-placed Liverpool (30) must wait until Sunday for their match at Bournemouth when they will try and stretch their unbeaten run to 12 league games.Fourth-placed Arsenal (28) face a tricky London derby at West Ham United on Saturday evening where crowd behaviour will be under the spotlight after the Hammers’ last derby at their new London Stadium, against Chelsea, was marred by ugly scenes.Tottenham have slipped off the pace after their season-long unbeaten run was ended by Chelsea but will hope to get back to winning ways at home to struggling Swansea City.Sixth-placed Manchester United are at Everton.last_img read more

2013 X-Blades National Touch League

first_imgAustralia’s best Touch Footballers have converged on the BCU International Stadium in Coffs Harbour to compete in the 2013 Touch Football Australia X-Blades National Touch League (NTL). Over 100 teams across 14 divisions will participate at the event, while the 2013 event signals the return of the Elite Eight Series, which was first played in 2011. The NTL, which will be held between Wednesday, 13 March and Saturday, 16 March, returns to Coffs Harbour, which has previously held the event from 1997-2008. To view the updated draw, please head to the NTL website, which can be found by clicking on the following link – www.ntl.mytouchfooty.com. Stay tuned to www.austouch.com.au in the lead up to the event for all of the latest news and information. You can keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and information from the 2013 X-Blades National Touch League in the following ways:Websiteswww.ntl.mytouchfooty.comwww.austouch.com.auSocial MediaFacebook – www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustraliaTwitter – www.twitter.com/touchfootyaus (be sure to use the hashtag #NTL2013)Instagram –search for ‘Touch Football Australia’YouTubewww.youtube.com/touchfootballausRelated Fileselite_8_and_ntl_media_release_-_web-pdfRelated Links2013 X-Blades NTLlast_img read more

10 months agoSao Paulo defender Rodrigo Caio chasing Europe move

first_imgSao Paulo defender Rodrigo Caio chasing Europe moveby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSao Paulo defender Rodrigo Caio retains hope of moving to Europe.Caio admits he underwent a Barcelona medical this month, though they eventually went with Valencia defender Jeison Murillo.He said, “Of course you get frustrated, but it’s part of football.”I think positively, it has never been easy for me and it won’t be easy now.”I’m staying calm and firm, knowing I have three more years on my contract at Sao Paulo.”I feel calm waiting for an opportunity and one day I want to play in Europe.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

New Opponents For Nebraska’s 12th Game Being Mentioned

first_imgNebraska football players run onto the field.LINCOLN, NE – AUGUST 30: The Nebraska Cornhuskers take the field for their game against the Florida Atlantic Owls at Memorial Stadium on August 30, 2014 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images)Nebraska had its scheduled season opener against Akron cancelled due to inclement weather. As a result, the Huskers have an opening on their schedule.October 27 is Nebraska’s scheduled bye, so that’s when a game would most likely have to occur. There are several options for the Huskers.It seems like several people are suggesting UCF, who also has an open date on October 27 and just had its game cancelled for this coming weekend due to Hurricane Florence. That would be a dream story line game, seeing Scott Frost coach against his former program.Holy moly. Nebraska and UCF both have a bye week Oct. 27.Please make this happen. https://t.co/9Pqp9wioKN— Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) September 11, 2018One can dream about a Scott Frost Bowl between Nebraska and UCF, but it doesn’t seem likely.Nebraska beat writer Sam McKewon has outlined a bunch of potential solutions and possible opponents for the Huskers.UCF’s game with UNC has been cancelled.Yes, UCF has a bye date Oct. 27. So do some other teams that may have their games canceled.That list is here: https://t.co/Kf94c7jDVo https://t.co/uxK4mMMtfH— Sam McKewon (@swmckewonOWH) September 11, 2018Nebraska lost its actual season opener last week to Colorado in a heartbreaker. They will try to get in the win column this weekend against Troy.Kickoff is scheduled for noon ET on BTN.last_img read more

Strike at Callao Port Already Cost Exporters USD 50 Mln

first_imgzoom The ongoing dispute between dockers at Callao port, in Peru and APM Terminals has already resulted in over USD 50 million losses in containerized exports due to dockworkers’ strike, now entering its second week, data from the Peruvian Association of Exporters (ADEX) shows.ITF-affiliate Sutramporpc has accused APMT of intransigence in refusing to negotiate over workers’ demands for fair pay and of acting illegally, as in Peru crew from vessels are not authorised to undertake unloading in port, given their lack of expertise.  The union has suspended talks “until the company shows genuine interest in ending the dispute”.According to ADEX, the strike has been caused by the union’s resistance to implementing an electronic system of nomination of workers. Currently, the union is in charge of distributing tasks among its members, without a criterion of efficiency, which increases the penalties for delays in loading and unloading ships for amounts exceeding one million dollars, the association added.ADEX said that this is in addition to the increasing violation of the mechanisms of control and security in the port itself, which enables the infiltration of cocaine export cargo containers and other criminal acts reported in recent days.“If these facts are not corrected promptly and decisively, they will damage the image of Peru abroad, as well as the growth of future exports,” said Eduardo Routledge, Chairman of ADEX.Moreover, owners of cargo and transport companies, including officials from APM Terminals are reported to had been receiving death threats aimed at preventing the final solving of the current issues.ADEX called on the relevant authorities to put the situation under control and create conditions for a final settlement of the dispute and resuming of regular port operations.World Maritime News Staff, Image: ITFlast_img read more

Student MLAs Debate Access to Emergency Care Offshore Oil

first_imgNova Scotia high school students will learn about the opportunities and challenges faced by Nova Scotia’s elected officials as part of the eighth annual Model Legislature. The event, organized by the Department of Education, begins today, May 28, and continues until Sunday, May 30. “Today’s students are the leaders of tomorrow,” said Education Minister Marilyn More. “The Model Legislature is a fun and educational way for students to learn about politics in Nova Scotia, and how their provincial government works.” The student MLAs, representing each of Nova Scotia’s 52 constituencies, will divide into caucuses to debate mock bills on access to emergency care and drilling offshore oil. As part of the weekend’s events, students will see many aspects of life at Nova Scotia’s legislature: how decisions are made and how they are communicated to Nova Scotians. Students will also attend a workshop on the role of the media and communications professionals. “This event is an excellent way to get students excited and engaged in politics,” said Jean LaRoche, a reporter with CBC radio. “It also serves as a reminder of the importance of voting.” Model Legislature has been held every spring since 2003.last_img read more

Akshay Wakhare picks up fifer as India Red beat India Green to

first_imgBengaluru: Vidharbha off-spinner Akshay Wakhare returned with a five-wicket haul to help India Red beat India Green by an innings and 38 runs and clinch the Duleep Trophy title here on Saturday. Wakhare (5/13) spun the web around India Green batsmen to bowl them out for 119 in 39.5 overs in the second innings on the fourth day. India’s Red’s title triumph was the only outright result in the four matches played in the season opening tournament. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhEarlier, India Red extended their lead to 157 runs as Aditya Sarwate (38) and Jaydev Unadkat (32 not out) batted in a resolute manner, resuming at the overnight score of 345 for 6. Ankit Rajpoot and left-arm spinner Dharmendrasinh Jadeja finished with three wickets each. India Green’s second innings fell apart apart openers — Faiz Fazal, the captain and Akshath Reddy (33) — were separated when the former nicked one from Unadkat to keeper Ishan Kishan on 10. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced laterMumbai batsman Siddhesh Lad was the highest scorer with 44 (80 balls, 6 fours) as India Green batsmen fell in quick succession to Wakhare, who bowled impressively. Besides Wakhare, pacer Avesh Khan (3/38) took three wickets. Mayank Markande, top-scorer for India Green in the first innings, did not bat. He did not take the field on Friday due to a glute strain. Abhimanyu Easwaran, who made a brilliant 153 for India Red, was named player of the match. Brief Scores: India Green: 231 all out in 72.1 overs (Mayank Markande 76 not out, Ankit Rajpoot 30; Jaydev Unadkat 4/58, Sandeep Warrier 2/38, Avesh Khan 2/56) and 119 all out in 39.5 overs (SD Lad 44, Akshath Reddy 33, A Wakhare 5/13) lost to India Red 388 all out in 135 overs (Abhimanyu Easwaran 153, Ishan Kishan 39, Priyank Panchal 33; Aditya Sarvate 38, Ankit Rajpoot 3/101, Dharmendrasinh Jadeja 3/93, M Markande 1/24, Tanveer ul-Haq 2/66).last_img read more

Police investigate shots fired on Hamilton Mountain

Hamilton police continue to investigate the motive behind a shooting on the Hamilton mountain this weekend.Multiple shots were fired outside a residence  on Queenslea Drive near the area of Upper Ottawa Street and Stone Church Road East shortly after 1:30 a.m. on Saturday.No injuries were suffered as a result of the shooting but the property was damaged.No charges have been laid at this time.

Bahrain minister focuses UN Assembly address on terrorism illegal occupation

Terrorist groups “thrive in our region with greater savagery and callousness,” Sheikh Khalid Bin Ahmed Bin Mohammed Al Khalifa told the 69th high-level debate. “These terrorism groups destroy Islamic values under the pretext of Islam, to which they are totally alien,” he added, calling on Muslim clerics and scholars to counteract the “misguided thought” of groups such as Al Qaida, Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and Hizbollah.Combating these groups requires the international community to work together along the security and military, ideological and financial axis. The Foreign Minister also spoke out against attempts to interfere in the internal affairs of States in a matter that is “archaic.” Among forms of interference is the use of media, notably satellite television channels and social media, to “distort facts and cause instability.”He also called for an end to illegal occupation of other States’ territories, such as the targeting of the Palestinian people, and welcomed the announcement that the Governments of Egypt and Norway will host next month an international conference on the reconstruction of Gaza.As part of the high-level General Assembly debate, representatives of the UN Member States and observers are addressing the theme, “Delivering on and Implementing a Transformative Post-2015 Development Agenda” as well as urgent crises ranging from the ongoing conflicts in Syria, Iraq, Ukraine and South Sudan. read more

Students invited to participate in honour societys leadership summit

A golden networking opportunity awaits Brock students in Niagara Falls.Brock’s Golden Key chapter has been chosen to host the international honour society’s National CANCON Leadership Summit, which will welcome visitors from across Canada and around the world.Though Golden Key is accessible to the top 15 per cent of students in each Faculty, the Brock chapter’s president, Daislyn Vidal, hopes other students from the University will also consider attending CANCON from Friday, Feb. 22 to Sunday Feb. 24.“It’s a chance to meet people and listen to two keynote speakers,” said the fourth-year Biological Sciences student at Brock. “They’ll learn about different career fields and also interact with other people in a professional setting. It’s a great way to develop as a university student who is getting ready to go out into the workplace.”Keynote speakers include Brock alumna and two-time Paralympian Jessica Lewis (BRLS ’18), who will talk to those in attendance about finding, fulfilling and achieving their purpose and dreams, and One More Story Games CEO Jean Leggett, who will speak about the Games’ startup journey, joy, mindfulness and her experience as a hard-of-hearing child in a deaf family.As the world’s largest post-secondary honour society, Golden Key currently has 19 active Canadian chapters and more than 400 chapters worldwide.Vidal says the Brock chapter is honoured to host this year’s CANCON event, which includes nine workshops to take part in and a diverse group of participants from across the country and around the globe.“We will be involved in every aspect,” she said. “Our executive will be introducing the different speakers and we are ready for any requests or other contingencies that take place.”Having taken care of all of the necessary preparation, Vidal is eager to interact with those in attendance.“I can’t wait to network with other high-achieving students and form great connections,” she said. “You never know who might be able to help you out in the future.”To learn more about the event and register, visit the Golden Key CANCON website. read more

LeBron James Move to LA Increases Expectations of On

Executive producer LeBron James attends a premiere for “The Carter Effect” on day 3 of the Toronto International Film Festival at the Princess of Wales Theatre, in Toronto.  (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Space Jam 2?” A whole new “House Party” franchise?Will LA Mean LeBron Behind the Scenes and on the Big Screen?With the leadership of LeBron James, anything is possible.As James comes from Cleveland to Los Angeles looking to take the Lakers to more championships with a blockbuster $154 million contract announced this week, he could also push those two 1990s properties closer to reality and go from part-time presence to major player in Hollywood.James hasn’t yet spoken about his plans for Los Angeles. But if he wants to, he’s already shown he can act, and not just in that good-for-an-athlete way.His one real film role, playing himself in the 2015 Amy Schumer film “Trainwreck,” directed by Judd Apatow, won big raves.The Associated Press’ Lindsey Bahr called him “a comedic revelation.” Ann Hornaday of The Washington Post said he showed “expert, deadpan timing.”James’ co-stars agreed.“He was really good. Like everything with him it was very effortless,” said Bill Hader, who played the movie’s male lead with James as his sidekick and previously acted with James when he hosted “Saturday Night Live.” ”He’s always listening. I know actors that don’t listen, they’re just waiting to say their line. He listened.”Hader said there was a frequent improvisation on “Trainwreck,” and LeBron easily kept up with the sketch comedy pros like Hader.“You’ll never believe this, but he was super confident,” Hader told the AP with a laugh by phone from the Toronto set of the film “It 2.”“But not cocky,” Hader added.“I remember Chris Rock was on set and rattled off a line suggestion really fast for LeBron, and LeBron said it back during the scene verbatim,” Hader said. “I remember thinking, “I can’t do that.”He wouldn’t be the first Laker to try acting. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Shaquille O’Neal had their share of famous, and infamous roles. And Kobe Bryant ended up with an unlikely Academy Award for an animated short based on a poem he wrote about basketball.Whether or not he appears on screen, James has already begun a major media career that can only get a boost from LA.Gone are the days when athletes had to be in a major market to make it in film and television, as James himself has shown through his years building his brand in Cleveland.But there’s nothing like face-time for becoming a force in Hollywood.James and his business partner Maverick Carter have a production company, SpringHill Entertainment, that has a deal with Warner Bros. and office space on the legendary movie company’s lot, where he could become a regular.“Certainly the proximity will make it easier for LeBron personally to be part of future projects,” said David Schwab, an executive vice president at Octagon, a global sports and entertainment marketing and management firm. “The advantage of a market like New York, Los Angeles and Golden State is the ability to have coffee, lunch or dinner daily” with key decision makers. “In a smaller market you don’t get those consistent opportunities,” he said.Schwab said James’ partners at Warner Bros. and elsewhere are most likely “excited that he’s in Los Angeles as they could possibly use LeBron personally to close business deals with future partners of their own.”James, via SpringHill and his digital film company Uninterrupted has already brought some projects to big and small screens, with many more in the works. Here are some highlights:— “Space Jam 2.” The idea of James reviving the 1996 movie starring another candidate for greatest basketball player of all time, Michael Jordan, has been in circulation for several years. The movie with Jordan battling animated aliens alongside Bugs Bunny and his Warner Bros. cartoon buddies brought mixed reviews and eyerolls at the time, but has become a cult classic. Justin Lin of the “Fast & Furious” films has been attached as director.— “House Party.” Stephen Glover and Jamal Olori of “Atlanta” are writing a script that James and SpringHill hope will revive the franchise that starred Kid n’ Play and spawned three big-screen sequels from 1990 to 1994.— “Smallfoot.” James will have another chance to show off his comic chops as the voice of a skeptical yeti in Warner Bros’ animated film.— “Now We’re Talking.” A digital comedy series on Uninterrupted that features two rival professional football quarterbacks who become broadcasters and frequent pro athlete cameos is about to enter its second season.— SpringHill is also producing several more television projects including the game shows “The Wall” and “Do or Dare” and “Rise Up,” a documentary about the civil rights movement for the History Channel. read more

EYEWITNESS Hypocrites…

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedEYEWITNESS: Constitutional…July 28, 2018In “EYEWITNESS”EYEWITNESS: Time compression…May 17, 2017In “EYEWITNESS”EYEWITNESS: Decisions…June 28, 2018In “EYEWITNESS” …and PhariseesRemember the American saying – meant to epitomise their democracy – “anybody can become President”?? They proved it by electing Trump!! Well, we can’t say the same for Guyana. With the CCJ’s decision on the Richardson case, nary a soul – save one dissenting Justice – spared a thought about the thousands of Guyanese citizens who’re now barred from running for the presidency of Guyana.The mandarins of the CCJ decided that removing these Guyanese from offering themselves to the supposedly SOVEREIGN populace doesn’t crimp our democracy!! But then again, when Burnham was rigging elections for 28 years that also didn’t affect our “democracy”!! Like old people say, some see what they WANT to see.But all the Opposition can talk about – and mostly gloat – is that Bharrat Jagdeo, General Secretary of the PPP, is barred from being their Presidential Candidate forever. But this in itself tells a story – a story of how petrified the Opposition is of facing Jagdeo at the polls.Jagdeo is the single, most popular leader of the PPP – just beaten by a whisker – by a coalition of the PNC and five parties forming APNU and then with the AFC!! Your Eyewitness won’t even speculate on the foreign “influences” in the mix!! Talk about “double banking”!!But there’s got to be more than just Jagdeo being a formidable electoral foe: the bitterness underlying their glee has to spring from some deep wells of hatred in the Opposition’s collective psyche.Where did this come from? We don’t have to look very far…just remind yourself what happened when Jagdeo became President. Firstly, he was leapfrogged by one of the founders of the PPP – Janet Jagan – over several old guards, who she would’ve known very well.These dinosaurs in the PPP were the first wave of haters – because of what the choice said about them!! A big chunk of these haters are now in the Opposition – like Nagamootoo and Ramjattan – and their bitterness has spiralled out of control.Then of course, there’s the PNCites. They originally figured the very youthful Jagdeo wouldn’t be able to stand up to what the PNC knows best – brute force and ignorance!! Hoyte launched his “slow fyaah; mo fyaah” strategy and was confident that Jagdeo would fold.He didn’t…and there was hysterical weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth in the PNC camp. They upped the ante with an armed frontal attack by “Freedom Fighters” based in Buxton…but Jagdeo still didn’t buckle.He’d taken an oath to defend Guyana by any means necessary – and he didn’t flinch from keeping his work.And that’s why the Opposition’s so ecstatic they don’t have to deal with Jagdeo anymore!!…and sugar workersThe PNC-led Government showed its true colours when they arbitrarily fired 5700 sugar workers. The latter had long been a thorn in the PNC’s side as faithful supporters of the PPP and the PNC went for the jugular. Two years down the road, there has been a frenetic public relations effort to show they’re “taking care” of sugar workers through five initiatives. The sad and pathetic bottom line, however, is that not even 100 jobs have been created – especially as had been promised by leasing land to the fired workers and facilitating their transition into cash crop farmers.But what brought home the callous attitude of the PNC towards sugar workers is the announcement that GAWU has had to resort to the courts to demand that GuySuCo and their Government owners, pay the remainder of the 50 per cent still owed to the fired workers. At the time, the Government said its coffers were empty.But what do they say now that it’s revealed they paid $265 million for a bottom house warehouse??…on NGSAEveryone will be oohing and aahing over the top one per cent of the NGSA cohort. But why not spare a thought to the more than 50 per cent who can’t add or subtract.Is this deliberate to prevent future generations from checking the PNC’s profligacy? read more

60day ban on burning in Brazil following global outcry over Amazon fires

first_img Photo taken on 26 August shows a fire consuming trees in Manicore, the state of Amazonas, Brazil Source: Xinhua News Agency/PA ImagesA 60-DAY BAN on burning in Brazil has taken effect following a global outcry over fires raging in the Amazon.The decree issued by President Jair Bolsonaro comes after escalating international pressure over the worst fires in the Amazon in years, which have ignited a diplomatic spat between Brazil and Europe.However, activists have doused hopes that the ban would work.“The people who burn without a license are not going to obey,” said Rodrigo Junqueira of the Socio-Environmental Institute. Three people were arrested yesterday for burning more than 5,000 hectares in a conservation area in Para state. Thousands of troops and firefighters have been deployed since the weekend to combat the fires.Two C-130 Hercules and other aircraft have also been dumping water over affected areas in the country’s north.More than 1,600 new fires were ignited between Tuesday and Wednesday of this week, taking this year’s total to almost 85,000 – the highest number since 2010, official data shows.Around half of them are in the vast Amazon basin.Bolsonaro, however, claimed in a live broadcast on Facebook that “this year’s fires are below the average of recent years”. Fire consumes an area in Altamira, Brazil Source: Leo Correa via PA ImagesUN chief Antonio Guterres yesterday mooted a meeting of key countries to drum up support to tackle the fires.“We are strongly appealing for the mobilisation of resources and we have been in contact with countries to see whether, during the high-level session of the General Assembly, there could be a meeting devoted to the mobilisation of support to the Amazon,” Guterres told reporters.Brazil’s foreign ministry said it was not aware of the proposal. It urged “foreign authorities” to learn more about the country’s environmental policies, the situation in the Amazon and measures taken to combat the fires “before proposing new initiatives”.Ban ‘not useful’International offers of help for combating the fires is a hot-button issue in Brazil, with Bolsonaro and others insisting on the country’s sovereign rights over the Amazon.Bolsonaro on Wednesday accused France and Germany of “buying” Brazil’s sovereignty after the G7 offered $20 million in Amazon fire aid.Vice President Hamilton Mourao – widely considered a moderate voice in Bolsonaro’s government – also weighed in publicly for the first time on Wednesday, insisting in an opinion piece that “our Amazon will continue to be Brazilian”.The governors of several states in the Amazon told Bolsonaro in a meeting on Tuesday that international help was needed.Their plea came after Norway and Germany halted around $70 million in Amazon protection subsidies earlier this month. The United States is ready to help Brazil fight forest fires in the Amazon, President Donald Trump said on Wednesday, criticising the G7 for failing to consult Bolsonaro over its initiative. New Yorkers gathered at Bryant Park on 24 August for a rally in Defense of the Amazon Source: SIPA USA/PA ImagesDoubtEven as Bolsonaro’s decree was published, there were already doubts over how Brazil would enforce the two-month ban on burning in the remote region where deforestation has surged this year as agencies tasked with monitoring illegal activities were weakened.Environmental group WWF said Brazil already had laws and tools to detect illegal deforestation and burning, but it lacked enforcement.“The certainty of impunity is the great spark that starts the fires,” WWF said. Experts say increased land clearing during the months-long dry season to make way for crops or grazing has aggravated the recurring problem of fires.The defense ministry says the fires are under control and that the number of blazes is falling, helped by recent rain in the affected areas.Includes reporting by – © AFP 2019 Short URL https://jrnl.ie/4788538 6,591 Views 8 Comments Friday 30 Aug 2019, 9:34 AM Aug 30th 2019, 9:34 AM By Hayley Halpin 60-day ban on burning in Brazil following global outcry over Amazon fires However, activists have doused hopes that the ban would work. Share15 Tweet Email Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Cancer du sein une mortalité en baisse mais encore trop élevée en

first_imgCancer du sein : une mortalité en baisse, mais encore trop élevée en FranceEurope – Une étude publiée dans le British Medical Journal fait de la France l’un des mauvais élèves européens en matière de lutte contre le cancer du sein.Les femmes atteintes d’un cancer du sein sont de plus en plus nombreuses. Néanmoins, entre 1989 et 2006, le taux de mortalité a baissé de 19% en moyenne dans toute l’Europe. En France, cette baisse atteint seulement 11%. On est bien loin du leader européen, l’Islande, qui enregistre une diminution de 45% des décès dus au cancer du sein. Ces résultats ont de quoi surprendre, car la France est appréciée pour son excellent système de soins. Peut-être les résultats du Plan cancer, lancé en 2003, ne sont-ils pas encore visibles. À lire aussiLa France inaugure le premier kilomètre d’autoroute 100% recyclé au mondeLa tendance reste d’ailleurs positive. D’après le Centre international de recherche contre le cancer (Circ), organisme à l’initiative de cette étude, l’amélioration a été rendue possible grâce à la combinaison de deux facteurs : un dépistage précoce et des traitements à la performance croissante.Il est en effet important d’analyser les raisons de cette baisse globale de la mortalité. Leur compréhension pourrait permettre d’arriver aux mêmes améliorations dans les pays qui connaissent une baisse peu significative, voire une stagnation ou une hausse du nombre de décès liés au cancer du sein, comme l’Estonie, la Lettonie, la Roumanie ou la Grèce. Le 16 août 2010 à 10:28 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Chrome adoptera Gamepad et WebRTC début 2012

first_imgChrome adoptera Gamepad et WebRTC début 2012Google semble ouvrir la voie aux jeux vidéo sur son navigateur Chrome.D’après l’organisme de standardisation du World Wide Web (W3C), la nouvelle interface Gamepad permettrait aux développeurs web d’utiliser une manette pour contrôler un jeu en ligne. L’objectif étant d’intégrer directement ces programmations aux moteurs comme Webkit (pour Safari et Chrome) ainsi que Gecko (chez Firefox et SeaMonkey) pour qu’ils soient opérationnels au sein des navigateurs. Google a confirmé que son navigateur Chrome sera équipé de la sorte d’ici peu, ce qui laisse supposé qu’un panel énorme de jeux pourrait très vite suivre. S’ajouterait ensuite la technologie WebRTC, un projet qui inclurait une utilisation directe de la caméra et du microphone (sans passer par des plugins) pour communiquer en temps réel via du JavaScript. Couplé avec les applications Gamepad, cela offrirait de nombreuses possibilités de jeux et de gameplay en ligne.Ces nouveautés devraient donc voir le jour sur Chrome dès le premier trimestre 2012.Le 28 novembre 2011 à 12:00 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Evergreen Public Schools offers community tours

first_imgEvergreen Public Schools will offer a series of community tours over the course of the school year.The district will offer Spanish and Russian interpreters on selected tours. All tours include a visit to Cascadia Tech Academy at 12200 N.E. 28th St. Transportation and lunch are provided.The Honored Citizen Tour on Oct. 12 begins at 8 a.m. at Cascadia Tech Academy. Contact Shelley Bowers at 360-604-4088 for more information.On Nov. 8, Russian interpreters will be available beginning at 9 a.m. for a tour of Evergreen High School and Cascade Middle School.Contact Yelena Kobylnik at 360-604-4028 for more information.There will be additional tours in March and May next year.last_img read more

Manuel Neuer confident over form despite critics

first_imgBayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer has no concerns over his form this season, despite the criticismThe 32-year-old missed the majority of last season with a broken foot and struggled to regain his best form at the World Cup.Neuer struggles from Russia have continued at Bayern this season with the captain only managing to keep two clean sheets in 11 Bundesliga games.14 goals have been conceded in the process with Bayern only fifth in the league table and seven points adrift of leaders Borussia Dortmund.But Neuer remains unconcerned after last Saturday’s 3-2 Der Klassiker defeat to Dortmund.“I’m in good shape; I had a good match against Dortmund. I’m confident,” Neuer told reporters on the DFB website.rb leipzig, bayern munichReport: Bayern are held by Leipzig George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Bayern Munich was held to another draw, this time by RB Leipzig.Bayern Munich finds themselves in the unfamiliar position of sitting third in the…Joachim Low’s side will face Russia in a friendly on Thursday before facing the Netherlands on Monday in a must-win UEFA Nations League game.“We want to bring a rather negative year to an end,” added Neuer.“We want to win both games. We are optimistic that we can put in two good performances.”Meanwhile, Dortmund captain Marco Reus sat out of Tuesday’s training session for Germany with a bruised foot.Julian Draxler will not feature against Russia after Low allowed him to leave the team camp on a compassionate basis.last_img read more

The life of Mr Bongo Jack Costanzo

first_img Posted: October 1, 2018 Dave Scott Categories: Dave’s World Of Wonder, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter October 1, 2018 RELATED: Dave’s World of Wonder- Legacy of Jack Costanzo KUSI’s Dave Scott was live from the Music Box in Little Italy Monday afternoon. The life of “Mr. Bongo,” Jack Costanzo Dave Scott, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Today, San Diego celebrates the life of a great musician, Jack “Mr. Bongo” Costanzo.Costanzo was greatly known for introducing the bongos to American jazz music.He sadly passed away in August, but today his loved ones celebrate his life.last_img read more