Man arrested for social media message on braid cutting incident in Uttar Pradesh

first_imgA man has been arrested on charge of spreading a false rumour on social media about braid cutting incidents, police said on Monday.The development comes amid a string of complaints of braid chopping, which has led to panic and fear in some areas of Uttar Pradesh and other neighbouring states.The message allegedly sent by a person identified as Jahir Khan, husband of Gardaha village head, claimed that a braid cutting gang was reported to be targeting a few villages of the area, Gola kotwali inspector Deepak Shukla said, adding it was “a baseless rumour”. The officer said that the message was forwarded to him on his Whatsapp number.“I called up the sender of the message and after ascertaining his location, the man (Khan) was arrested. He could not explain the authenticity of the message. A case under IT Act has been lodged against Jahir (Khan), and he has been sent to jail.,” Mr. Shukla said.last_img read more

Trump Lashes Out At India Over ‘100% Tariffs’, Threatens To Stop Trading If No Course Correction Done

first_imgUS President Donald Trump on Saturday accused other countries of “robbing” the United States on trade and threatened to stop doing business with them altogether as he pushed his “America First” agenda at a Group of Seven nations summit.Read it at DNA India Related Itemslast_img

PBA D-League: Che’Lu sends AMA packing to boost playoff bid

first_imgPhilippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid The Revellers opened up with a 10-0 spurt that eventually set the tone for the humbling the Titans would experience throughout the match.Stephen Siruma led Che’Lu with 13 points and five assists while JayR Taganas added a double-double of 12 points, 10 rebounds, with five assists.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsChe’Lu improved to a 5-3 record in the Aspirants Group while also eliminating the Titans who dropped to a 2-5 card after the loss.“This is what I want from my team, to become a fighting one,” said Revellers head coach Stevenson Tiu in Filipino. “We may not be as experienced like last season but we still need our players to play their role.” Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Rey Suerte, Mark Bringas, and Jhaps Bautista all had 11 points apiece to round out the double-digit scorers for Che’Lu.Joshua Munzon had 26 points for the Titans.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES View comments PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sepp Blatter plans to sue FIFA, Gianni Infantino for damaging his reputation MANILA, Philippines—Che’Lu Bar and Grill dismantled AMA Online Education, 115-77, to maintain its place in the playoff race of the 2019 PBA D-League Thursday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.ADVERTISEMENT Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Private companies step in to help SEA Games hostinglast_img read more

AB de Villiers’ autobiography: Story of a boy who excelled at three sports

first_imgFans of AB de Villiers can look forward to hearing the story of one of the world’s most explosive batsmen when his autography hits the bookstores next month. (AB de Villiers, not Virat Kohli, is the most exciting batsman for Richard Hadlee)”AB: The Autobiography” has been billed by publishers as “the story of a modern sporting phenomenon”.The book will cover key events and influences that have shaped the life and career of the South African superstar, from his childhood and schooling at Afrikaanse Hoer Seunskool (Affies) to his present successes, experiences and controversies as captain of the ODI team.It will offer access to the man behind the bat and beneath the helmet, exploring career-defining moments, on-and-off the field events and his relationship with various mentors, the publisher said. (I bow down to AB de Villiers, says Virat Kohli)”This is AB’s story, in his own words. The story of the youngest of three talented, sports-mad brothers growing up in Warmbaths, of a boy who excelled at tennis, rugby and cricket, of a youngster who made his international debut at the age of twenty and was then selected in every single Test played by South Africa for the next eleven seasons, of a batsman who has started to redefine the art, being ranked among the world’s very best in Test, ODI and T20,” it said.The autobiography will also explore de Villiers’ interests in music and business and how he pursues these alongside his international cricket career.The hardback edition of “AB: The Autobiography” will be released in English and Afrikaans locally on September 8, and simultaneously in English by Pan Macmillan in the UK, Australia, New Zealand and India.advertisement”For me, playing for South Africa through the past 11 seasons has been a fantastic privilege, from my debut against the West Indies right through to all the drama of the 2015 Cricket World Cup semi-final against New Zealand a few months ago, and I am looking forward to telling my story,” de Villiers says.”This project is an immensely exciting one for Pan Macmillan. AB de Villiers has proven himself, on and off the cricket field, to be a South African leader and an inspiration to millions of people at home and internationally. We are proud to bring his inspirational story to readers around the world,” says Terry Morris, MD Pan Macmillan (South Africa).last_img read more

Belgium’s Witsel ‘on cusp’ of Borussia Dortmund move from China

first_imgBerlin, Aug 6 (AFP) Belgian international midfielder Axel Witsel is “on the cusp” of joining Borussia Dortmund on a four-year deal, the Bundesliga club announced today. The 29-year-old has been playing for Chinese side Tianjin Quanjian since January 2017, but his strong performances in Belgium’s run to the World Cup semi-finals have paved the way for a return to Europe. “Borussia Dortmund are on the cusp of signing the Belgium national player Axel Witsel,” the German giants said. “The World Cup bronze medallist joined up with the BVB team today (Monday)… with the group currently undertaking their summer training camp in Bad Ragaz (Switzerland).” Dortmund said that Witsel had activated his release clause — reported to be around 20 million euros ($23 million) — before the Chinese deadline day on Sunday, and that his move would be confirmed in the coming days. The former Zenit St Petersburg star has scored nine goals in 96 international appearances, and played six times at the World Cup in Russia. “After the World Cup, I was determined to transfer back to Europe,” said Witsel. “I am really happy and also proud that I will soon be able to play for BVB. I didn’t have to think about it for very long after our first discussion because Borussia Dortmund is one of the best clubs on the continent in my opinion. “I honestly cannot wait to run out in front of 81,000 people.” Witsel will become new Dortmund coach Lucien Favre’s second major signing of the close-season, after also bringing Dane Thomas Delaney to Signal Iduna Park from Werder Bremen for 20 million euros.advertisement Dortmund have struggled to put any pressure on Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga in recent seasons, and only just snatched the fourth and final Champions League spot ahead of Bayer Leverkusen on goal difference last term. Sporting director Michael Zorc hailed Witsel’s arrival, saying: “Axel is a player of great international experience who brings all the qualities required to make a mark on the BVB midfield: tactical awareness, strength when challenging for the ball, pace, creativity, and mentality.” (AFP) AHAHlast_img read more

Chris Gayle 2nd player to remain 99 not out in IPL history

first_imgChris Gayle remained one run short of his 7th hundred in the Indian Premier League and his 2nd for Kings XI Punjab against his old team Royal Challengers Bangalore in Mohali on Saturday. This would have been Gayle’s 1st hundred of the 2019 Indian Premier League.Chris Gayle is now only the 2nd batsman to remain unbeaten on 99 in the IPL after Suresh Raina of Chennai Super Kings.Chris Gayle would have become the 5th batsman to hit a hundred in the 2019 Indian Premier League after David Warner (Sunrisers Hyderabad), Jonny Bairstow (Sunrisers Hyderabad), Sanju Samson (Rajasthan Royals) and KL Rahul (Kings XI Punjab).Gayle was dropped on 83 by Virat Kohli off Umesh Yadav and he celebrated that slice of luck with a six. With one ball remaining in the KXIP innings, Gayle needed a six to get to triple figures but he only managed a boundary and finished on 99 not out.Gayle blazed away to his fifty off 28 balls before slowing down after KXIP suffered a few quick setbacks. KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Sarfaraz Khan and Sam Curran departed without making much impact and it was left to Chris Gayle to bat till the end.The #UniverseBoss looks all set for a big one.Brings up his half-century off 28 deliveries IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 13, 2019Chris Gayle, who debuted in the IPL for Kolkata Knight Riders moved to Royal Challengers Bangalore and was massively successful there. It was during his stint at RCB when he smashed the all-time IPL best of 175 not out against Pune Warriors. However, he was released by RCB after 2017.advertisementRCB did not even bid for Chris Gayle in the player auction thereafter. He would later go on to say that he was disappointed since he was their biggest draw. “They wanted me in the team and I was told that I will be retained. But they never called back after that. So that gave me the impression that they didn’t want me and it’s fine,” Gayle had told the Times of India.Chris Gayle hit 5 hundreds for Royal Challengers Bangalore from 2011 to 2017.Chris Gayle was bought by Kings XI Punjab at his base price and he hit 3 fifties and 1 hundred for them in 2018. He has continued his red-hot from in 2019. Before his unbeaten 99 on Saturday, Chris Gayle had hit two fifties – a 79 against Rajasthan Royals and a 63 against Mumbai Indians.Chris Gayle is the fastest to 4000 IPL runs and is the only man to hit 300 sixes in the Indian Premier League.Chris Gayle had hit 2 hundreds in 2011 and 1 each in 2012 and 2013. He had a poor seasn in 2014 when he managed only 196 runs from 9 matches but roared back to form with his 5th IPL hundred next year.After 2 quiet years, Chris Gayle hammered an aggressive hundred for KXIP against Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2018 before coming close against Royal Challengers Bangalore on Saturday.Also Read | T20 freelancers set the tone for West Indies’ 2019 ICC World Cup agendaAlso Read | Chris Gayle 1st batsman to hit 300 sixes in IPL historyAlso Read | Watch: Chris Gayle in Bhangra mode after Kings XI Punjab beat Sunrisers Hyderabadlast_img read more

David Warner wins redemption battle with Amir but cricket must do better

first_imgEverything of the ground I once knew has vanished. The only familiar building is what was known not long ago as the new pavilion. It is now the old pavilion.The floodlights loom above the small, cowering town, looking down contemptuously on the churches. There were lights here in the 70s – they were about 8ft high and used for greyhound racing. The changes are a great tribute to Somerset’s ability to survive and thrive in an era when most of the smaller counties are being bullied towards oblivion.Still, one can be nostalgic. There are no longer inkwells in the press box, which instead has electric sockets and other fripperies. Even the simplest old traditions have gone: for decades Australian teams were served whortleberry pie (fresh picked from the hills) at the Castle hotel on their visits. Now they don’t even stay in the town. Next to the new/old pavilion is a building that bears some resemblance to a giant brick shithouse. This is appropriate: it is normally known as the Sir Ian Botham Stand. But his name has been obscured by the ICC’s own signage.The ICC is very hot on stripping World Cup venues of all normal branding that might detract from their own (mostly subcontinental) sponsors. Their objection to Botham is unclear, though it’s true that in its boisterous youth he was contemptuous of all cricket authority. Mitchell Starc sinks Pakistan’s pursuit of Australia after David Warner century Sportblog If cricket is going to compete with this, it will have to do better. It is not just because of the Sky monopoly, though that’s a huge part of it. It’s also because this event has not been designed to produce thrilling competition, it has been designed to ensure India cannot be knocked out before the last week and thus alienate cricket’s biggest market. There is another month before the knockouts start.How about a controversy to liven it up? Where’s the sandpaper when we need some?Self-referential footnote: Vic Marks wrote the match report of this game for the Guardian. The Marks-Engel joke is not a new one among politically minded readers. What is new is that “Geoff” Lemon (real first names presumably Vladimir Illyich) was there for Guardian Australia. The sports desk is believed to be seeking expert comment from Jonathan Trottsky. Read more Since you’re here… Share on Twitter Australia sport The Botham name would have been a particular useful backdrop for this fixture. Unusually, the meat of this match was in the first innings: Australia’s early batting made it look as though their total might threaten all kinds of records. 500? A thousand, anyone? This was based on David Warner’s innings, his most significant by far since he was exiled for his role in the sandpaper scandal. Centuries in one-day internationals are not supposed to be big deals: you have to emphasise the not-about-me-ness of it all. Not this time. After an innings of great skill and restraint in tricky conditions (against admittedly duff bowling and fielding) he marked his hundred by letting rip with a flying leap and a mad axeman’s charge.Then the innings fell to pieces to the bowling of Mohammad Amir, still best remembered for spending nearly five of the best years of his sporting life banned for his involvement in spot-fixing.Where better for both Warner and Amir to come for redemption? Here it was that Botham would return from his many adventures and misadventures – in Christchurch, Karachi, Barbados or just up the road during an over-boisterous night in his favourite boozer, the Four Alls. And he would then take the game by the scruff and make everyone forget the bad stuff. (The Four Alls is now an Indian restaurant, apparently – another tradition gone.)Later came Pakistan’s heroic if doomed attempt to stay in the game. It was a fine day’s cricket and a notably attractive fixture for the smallest venue in the tournament: 8,000 capacity. Yet still the ground was not quite full. And how does this thing cut through beyond the partisans and the obsessives? I heard people talking about the World Cup on the train down. Apparently, the USA played Thailand for 90 minutes and only scored 13 for nought. Oh, different sport, apparently. Pakistan cricket team Share on Facebook The rain was interrupted by a cricket match on Wednesday, rather a good one actually, and played right through without the umpires even having to look heavenwards.Nonetheless, painterly clouds hung constantly over the Quantock Hills and a chill blew off them, suggesting this bout of traditional English summer weather is not going far away soon. I was grateful for the Quantocks, and the clouds. Otherwise I might have had no idea I was in Taunton. Share on LinkedIn Michael Holding responds to ICC ‘censorship’ after criticising umpires Share on Pinterest Share via Email Australia cricket team Topicscenter_img Pinterest Read more Support The Guardian The Spin: sign up and get our weekly cricket email. International Cricket Council Cricket Dark clouds gather over the pitch during Australia’s victory over Pakistan. Photograph: David Davies/PA Facebook Cricket World Cup 2019 Share on Messenger … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many new organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Twitter Share on WhatsApp English cricket (and Wimbledon, and Ascot, and every garden fete and wedding reception) has long had to live with competition from football in even-numbered Junes. Now, with the rising profile of the Women’s World Cup and sporadic European men’s activity as well, it is spreading to the odd years. features Reuse this contentlast_img read more

FIFA 18 Ultimate Team of the Week

first_imgGaming FIFA 18 Ultimate Team of the Week: Di Maria and Kroos star in TOTW 20 Goal Last updated 1 year ago 23:10 1/31/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Angel Di Maria PSG Montpellier Ligue 1 27012018 Gettyimages Gaming Neymar Eden Hazard Sergio Agüero Premier League Ligue 1 Primera División Bundesliga The Real Madrid and PSG stars are joined in the best XI by the likes of Jerome Boateng and Dries Mertens Toni Kroos and Angel Di Maria feature in a star-studded FIFA Ultimate Team Team of the Week.Kroos was on target as Real Madrid got themselves firmly back on track in La Liga with a win over Valencia. The midfielder helped Zinedine Zidane’s side to a vital 4-1 victory in Spain’s top flight.Di Maria also finds himself back in favour at Parc des Princes having played a starring role for Paris Saint-Germain against Montpellier in Ligue 1 last weekend. 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 Napoli attacker Dries Mertens enjoyed a stunning 2017 and continued his bright form after Italy’s winter break by bagging a couple of goals against Bologna at the weekend.Meanwhile, Bayern Munich’s Jerome Boateng anchors the defence, and Besiktas trickster Ricardo Quaresma has also made the squad.The Team of the Week is available from 1800 GMT on Wednesday, January 31. STARTING XITOTW 20GK – Viviano – Sampdoria – 82>84CB – Boateng – Bayern Munich – 88>89RB – Juanfran – Atletico Madrid – 83>85CB – Naldo – Schalke – 82>86CM – Kroos – Real Madrid – 90>91RM – Quaresma – Besiktas – 83>85RM – Samu Castillejo – Villarreal – 80>83CM – Meite – Bordeaux – 77>81ST – Mertens – Napoli – 86>89RW – Di Maria – PSG – 85>86ST – Kostic – Hamburg – 82>84BENCHGK – Van Crombrugge – KAS Eupen – 70>78RB – Arias – PSV – 77>81RM – Visca – Istanbul BB – 79>82ST – Hanni – Anderlecht – 77>81RW – Berghuis – Feyenoord – 76>81ST – Petersen – Freiburg – 81>84CF – Diego Castro – Perth Glory – 76>81RESERVESST – Fabricio – Portimao – 67>76LM – Roux – Metz – 73>79LM – Sobota – St Pauli – 68>78ST – De Tomas – Rayo Vallecano – 72>79ST – Kean – Hellas Verona – 64>74last_img read more

a month agoDybala delighted after Juventus defeat SPAL

first_imgDybala delighted after Juventus defeat SPALby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the lovePaulo Dybala was pleased after Juventus’ 2-0 defeat of SPAL.Miralem Pjanic opened the scoring, then Cristiano Ronaldo headed in a Dybala cross.“It’s important to win these games. We were a little slow in our movements in the first half, but fortunately we broke through at the last second before the break and that meant SPAL had to open up,” Dybala told Sky Sport Italia.“It created more spaces for us and we had a lot of chances, the goalkeeper did well, but we got the second in the end.“The move for the second goal was a well-worked team approach with a lot of one-touch football.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img

Why are JCB memes going viral

first_imgAfter the end of hectic activity surrounding the Lok Sabha elections, ‘Game of Thrones’ and Avengers Endgame, social media users in India are now busy making memes, GIFs and hashtags of JCB excavators and no one seem to know exactly why. Digging for an answer yielded no easy result. If some pointed to the huge number of views garnered by JCB digging videos on YouTube, others traced the origin to a video of a groom in Chhattisgarh took a JCB, instead of a horse, to reach for the wedding. Also Read – Pollution makes you more aggressive”JCB khudayi jokes are so subtle yet so funny. Apparently the jokes are about how jobless are people to watch JCB digging videos on YouTube with these videos getting millions of views ,” said one Twitter user. But it is not just on YouTube that people love to watch the machine at work, in real world too JCB digging tends to amuse the local crowds across the country. “Divided by Hindu-Muslim ki ladayi United by JCB ki Khudayi,” wrote another Twitter user. On Twitter, #jcbkikhudayi remained a major trend, but memes related to JCB digging made way to other social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram as well. A meme shows cricketer Virat Kohli looking shocked thinking – “RCB nahi, JCB” – and poking fun at his IPL team, Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB). JCB India is not complaining about the attention it is getting on social media.last_img read more

Nova Scotia entrepreneur becomes latest appointee to Senate

first_imgOTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has appointed entrepreneur, community volunteer and long-time political donor Colin Deacon as a senator for Nova Scotia.Deacon is perhaps best known as the founder of technology firm BlueLight Analytics, which does work in the dentistry field, and as the former CEO of SpellRead, a company focused on improved reading skills among kids.He is also currently the vice-chair of the Kids Brain Health Network, which supports research into cerebral palsy, autism and other neurological disorders affecting children, and serves on the board of the Halifax Assistance Fund.Elections Canada records show Deacon has contributed thousands of dollars to the Liberal Party since 2007, though his most recent political donations were to Conservative leadership candidate Michael Chong last year.Deacon is the 37th senator appointed to the red chamber by Trudeau, and will sit as an independent.With his appointment, the 105-seat Senate is left with nine vacancies.“It is my pleasure to welcome Colin Deacon as Parliament’s newest independent Senator,” Trudeau said in a statement announcing the appointment.“His experience as an entrepreneur and his commitment to serving those in need make him a great choice to represent the people of Nova Scotia. I look forward to working with him to make a difference in the lives of Canadians.”last_img read more

Focus on Smith as RR start campaign against Punjab

first_imgJaipur: Australian batsman Steve Smith will embark on a redemption journey when Rajasthan Royals open their campaign against Kings XI Punjab in the 12th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), here on Monday. Smith was handed a one-year ban along with his then deputy David Warner exactly a year ago for their roles in the ball-tampering scandal in South Africa. Smith was last seen in action in a couple of Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) matches late last year before an elbow injury ruled him out of the tournament. The ban was limited to state and international fixtures only and not domestic or club cricket. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhThe IPL will be the actual start of his long road to redemption and Smith would be looking to make the most of it ahead of the World Cup, starting May 30 in England. Smith, though, is yet to recover fully from his elbow injury and may take a little time to get into the groove. With Smith in their ranks, the Royals have one of the best teams this season led by Ajinkya Rahane and they would be eager to capitalise on the home advantage tomorrow. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced laterBritish all-rounder Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler are assets to the team but they will not be available after April 25 as per England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) diktat because of the World Cup, and Rajasthan would be keen to win enough matches by then. Stokes will once again be the key in both batting and bowling departments, while the Kings would be expecting their all-rounder Sam Curran to be on the top of his game tomorrow. Their bowling too have reasonable depth with speedster Jaidev Unadkat eying a slot in Indian team for the World Cup. Varun Aaron, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jofra Archer, Ish Sodhi and few others give variety and options to Royals for different conditions Ravichandran Ashwin-led Punjab side would rely heavily on their openers Chris Gayle and KL Rahul to provide them a fiery start and if swashbuckling West Indian opener happens to be in his elements, the Kings XI may be able to draw the first blood. Skipper Ashwin would be desperate to prove that he can still make a difference in this format. With Mohammed Shami, Andrew Tye and Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Punjab’s bowling looks pretty strong.last_img read more

Quebec halts TransCanadas exploratory drilling in Cacouna

MONTREAL — A judge has suspended exploratory drilling for the TransCanada oil terminal in eastern Quebec after objections by environmentalists.The decision by Quebec Superior Court Justice Claudine Roy to grant a temporary injunction on Tuesday stops the Alberta-based company from conducting seismic surveys in Cacouna until Oct. 15. That work involved studying the composition of the sea bed in that part of the Lower St. Lawrence to determine where the port could be built.The marine terminal would allow TransCanada to export oil transported from the Alberta oilsands as part of its Energy East pipeline project, which has been submitted to the National Energy Board.It is estimated that the equivalent of one million barrels of crude oil would be transported daily through the 4,600-kilometre pipeline to refineries and terminals in Quebec and New Brunswick. TransCanada says Quebec could get tax revenues of more than $2 billion by combining the design and construction phase as well as operation of the pipeline.According to the ruling, Quebec’s Environment Department authorized the drilling without obtaining the answers it was seeking from Fisheries and Oceans Canada.“If the minister did not get the answers to his questions, he should have continued the process or at least explained why he suddenly decided to recommend approval,” the judge wrote.She also noted that “TransCanada provided no specific information on the impact of a suspension of work for that period, other than an economic hardship.”The judge acknowledged it is “unfortunate” the company suffers the consequences of a “perceived deficiency” in the approval process but added she is making her ruling because an endangered species is involved.Roy also criticized Environment Minister David Heurtel, suggesting he had not fullfilled his mandate. “According to the law on environmental quality, the minister, before giving approval, must ensure that the emission of contaminants into the environment will be in accordance with the law and regulations,” she wrote.The decision also pointed out that TransCanada filed its application on May 26 and has refused to sign an assurance that its work will not harm the whales.The four environment groups that petitioned the court wanted work suspended during a period they believe is critical for beluga mothers and their calves in the region.Documents filed by lawyers for the environmentalists alleged that the Quebec and federal governments ignored expert advice about the belugas.TransCanada has argued it had all the proper permits and was sensitive to the belugas in the area. Greenpeace spokesman Patrick Bonin said drilling could resume after Oct. 15 but that TransCanada’s permit is valid until November.“Belugas start to leave the area around the 15th,” he said.He added that environmentalists would like to cancel the permits for the drilling and that hearings on that could begin in February.TransCanada said in a statement Tuesday it is studying the court judgment and that it obtained all the necessary approval and permits to proceed with the work. read more

Consumer prices fall 02 per cent in September pulled down by freefall

by Paul Wiseman, The Associated Press Posted Oct 15, 2015 6:37 am MDT Last Updated Oct 15, 2015 at 11:01 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Consumer prices fall 0.2 per cent in September, pulled down by freefall in gasoline prices In this Thursday, July 16, 2015, photo, a customer refuels her car at a Costco in Pittsburgh. The Labor Department reports on consumer prices for September on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) WASHINGTON – U.S. consumer prices were dragged lower again last month by plunging energy costs, according to the Labor Department.The consumer price index fell 0.2 per cent in September, following a 0.1 per cent drop in August. Gasoline prices dropped 9 per cent last month after falling 4.1 per cent in August. Overall consumer prices were unchanged over the past year.Excluding volatile food and energy prices, so-called core consumer prices rose 0.2 per cent from August and 1.9 per cent from September 2014.The Federal Reserve wants to see annual inflation running close to 2 per cent. The overall number is well short of that goal, but core inflation is close. The Fed decided last month to hold off on a long-anticipated increase of short-term interest rates, which it has kept near zero since December 2008.An economic slowdown in China has pushed down prices of commodities, including oil. Consumer energy prices are down 18.4 per cent over the past year; unleaded regular gasoline prices have fallen 30.5 per cent. A rising U.S. dollar makes imports cheaper, also helping keep inflation at bay.Laura Rosner, economist at BNP Paribas, noted that services prices, excluding energy services, rebounded 0.3 per cent last month. “Today’s report should be reassuring to markets which have been on edge over global disinflation risks,” Rosner wrote in a research report. ” It helps keep the possibility of a (Fed) move at the end of this year alive, although our central scenario remains for a delay until at least March 2016.”The Labor Department reported Wednesday that prices for manufacturers, farmers and other producers dropped 0.5 per cent in September after being unchanged in August. read more

Mitchell returns carries Jazz to 10191 victory over Nets

NEW YORK — Donovan Mitchell returned from a two-game absence with 29 points, taking over down the stretch and leading the Utah Jazz to a 101-91 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night.Mitchell showed no effects from his bruised ribs, scoring 12 points in the final 5:42 to help Utah seize control of a close game.Rudy Gobert had 23 points and 16 rebounds for the Jazz, who bounced back from a miserable performance in their last game without Mitchell, a 121-88 home loss to Indiana on Monday. They took a while to get going Wednesday but thrived at the end thanks to Mitchell, who scored mostly on drives into the lane and nailed a 3-pointer that made it 93-89.The Jazz agreed to acquire veteran Kyle Korver from the Cleveland Cavaliers shortly before the game, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press. Utah entered 29th in the NBA in 3-point shooting at 31.9 per cent and Korver should certainly improve that area.Spencer Dinwiddie scored 18 points off the bench for the Nets, who dropped their season-high fourth straight.The Nets missed their first six shots and the Jazz their first five, and it took a while before either heated up. Brooklyn started 4 for 19 but trailed only 17-16 after one quarter.Both teams did score 26 in the second, leaving Utah up 43-42 at halftime. The Nets opened an 11-point lead in the third quarter but it was mostly all Mitchell and the Jazz in the fourth.TIP-INSJazz: Joe Ingles made his 530th 3-pointer, tying Darrell Griffith for fourth on Utah’s career list. Ingles will soon catch Bryon Russell (540) for third but remains far behind John Stockton (845) and Gordon Hayward (689).Nets: Jarrett Allen had 14 points and 10 rebounds for his eighth double-double in 20 games this season, doubling his total from his rookie season, when he played in 72 games.DETAILS OF THE DEALIn exchange for Korver, the Jazz dealt guard Alec Burks along with two future second-round draft picks to the Cavaliers, according to the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because the swap had to be approved by the NBA. The 37-year-old Korver played for Utah from 2007-10.UP NEXTJazz: Visit Charlotte on Friday.Nets: Host Memphis on Friday.___AP Sports Writer Tom Withers in Cleveland contributed to this report.___More AP NBA: and Mahoney, The Associated Press read more

John Humphrys equal pay row A nasty person leaked my private conversation

first_imgJohn Humphrys did not know his jokes about equal pay were being recorded by the BBC, he has said, as he dismissed a leaked tape as the work of a “nasty person” with a grudge. The presenter of Radio 4’s Today programme was recorded joking with Jon Sopel, the BBC’s North America editor, about Carrie Gracie’s resignation as China editor. “Oh, dear God. She’s actually suggested that you should lose money,” Humphrys said, referring to Gracie’s call for the corporation’s foreign editors to be paid the same. He also claimed to have taken a pay cut greater than Sopel’s £200,000-249,999 salary “but I’m still left with more than anybody else and that seems to me to be entirely just”.center_img The private conversation…last_img

Sadly its not all Greek to our kids Why arent they speaking

first_imgFederal Education Minister Simon Birmingham has announced the Australian Government will offer an extra $11.8 million in funding to the Early Learning Languages Australia (ELLA) program, with the participating preschools doubling in number to 5,000 across the country, in a bid to strengthen the program that currently offers Modern Greek, Arabic, Spanish, French, and Mandarin.Announced on 15 June with the Minister for Small and Family Business, the Workplace and Deregulation Craig Laundy during a visit to a Sydney kindergarten, the increased ELLA program will also be expanded into 300 primary schools and will see additional languages added, including Korean, Vietnamese, Turkish and German.“These additional languages mean preschools and schools can select from 13 of the world’s most common languages to give children a taste of the world and set them up with skills that will assist them in the future,” said Mr Birmingham, who envisages that children will continue to study the second language of their choice as they progress into high school and beyond.“Learning another language is one of those life-changing skills that’s best achieved in the early years and really does create new opportunities throughout a child’s development and life,” he added.Mr Laundy said many children in his electorate were already speaking two languages.“It shows the propensity of young minds to grasp languages and grow with it,” he said. Laundy believes that even more children need to develop language skills to carry them through primary school and beyond, to help them confront the world and “attack it with vigour”.Nevertheless, the most crucial question that arises in the Greek community is if young parents are committed enough to encourage and support their children in getting acquainted with the language of their ancestors.Greek educator Mariathni Kosmarikou is optimistic that the federal government’s endorsement is an indication of the significance of learning another language, particularly Modern Greek, but says that educators and parents need to commit to the initiative and encourage children “to explore other cultures”.“Studies have concluded that learning a different language is a great asset to the cognitive process, therefore, commencing at an early age would certainly be very beneficial. But the responsibility should not be placed solely on the school that offers a language program. Parents ought to also contribute to the initiative by displaying an honest interest in their child’s learning that doesn’t limit the experience to simply reciting the letters of the alphabet and the colours of the rainbow,” Ms Kosmarikou told Neos Kosmos.A second-generation Greek Australian mother of four, Eftihia* admits to empathising with the struggle to motivate her children after a long week of school filled with extracurricular activities to then attend Greek school on a Saturday morning, and says most parents she speaks to face similar challenges, particularly because their own knowledge of Greek is limited and they find themselves unable to assist, despite their good intentions.Early childhood educator, Irini Mousiadou agrees, and says that it is unfair to simply see it as parents having lost interest in their child’s learning.“I do believe that parents would genuinely love their children to be able to speak the language of their ancestors, but the fact that their own knowledge of Greek is limited hinders the whole process,” she said.Ms Mousiadou says that another challenge is that families can be unclear on procedures that could assist their child’s learning, which is why the government’s language program is a positive. By introducing language as part of the school curriculum, not only is it easily accepted by students, given it is obligatory and non-negotiable for all to attend, but they also have a greater support network.“Exposing a child to a foreign language at an early age (as early as three years old) will result in much better fluency than if they learn later in life, therefore, we need to ensure we support this initiative as parents and educators and make the conscious effort to encourage our children to develop those language abilities,” she said.A foreign language opens doors that would not otherwise be opened. Aside from providing a competitive edge in the workforce, it also creates a deeper understanding of, and appreciation for, humanity and culture, enriching one’s life and personal experiences.“We are already behind in learning foreign languages in Australia,” said Ms Mousiadou. “It is our duty as educators and parents to ensure we give the attention this initiative deserves so that our children can thrive in the future.”* surname withheld. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Video: The Shield reunites on RAW to stop Braun Strowman from cashing in his…

first_imgFacebook Twitter Pinterest Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton) WhatsAppcenter_img Google+ If you missed it last night, The Shield reunited (video above) during last night’s episode of RAW live from Brooklyn the night after SummerSlam.Braun Strowman attempted to cash in his “Money in the Bank” briefcase during the Roman Reigns vs. Finn Balor main event for the WWE Universal Championship. This prompted Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins to walk out in Shield gear, joining up with Reigns to attack Strowman and prevent the briefcase cash-in last night.The group, which reunited last October, was forced to disband due to a long-term illness suffered by Reigns followed by Ambrose suffering a torn triceps injury. Kurt Angle filled in for Reigns at the TLC PPV in October, while Triple H filled in at live events overseas. The group later disbanded after Ambrose was out of action since last December. Wrestleview Weekly: Predictions for tonight’s Clash of Champions event in Charlotte WWE Draft confirmed to be taking place as a two-night event starting on October 11last_img read more

Klopp refuses to become complacent

first_imgJurgen Klopp said Liverpool are still involved in a marathon and will not be complacent with their Premier League title chances.Klopp’s men surged nine points clear at the top of the table with a 5-1 mauling of Arsenal on Saturday.Rivals Man City could reduce the gap to seven points if they win at Southampton before they host Liverpool on Thursday.Asked about Liverpool’s nine-point cushion over Tottenham, who lost to Wolves earlier in the day, Klopp said via Sky: “I would really love that we switch and you all come here and I come there.Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, LiverpoolMo Salah laughs off Sadio Mane incident with a brilliant video Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Mohamed Salah laughed off his little spat with Liverpool team-mate Sadio Mane by posting a brilliant video showing they’ve made up.“In our case, by the way, tomorrow it will be seven and when we play against Man City it could be four. It’s possible.“I’m not the smartest person in the world but I’m really not an idiot – not always, at least. It’s absolutely not important how many points you are ahead in December, even in the end of December.”Klopp also said knowing Tottenham had lost made no difference to their approach against Arsenal.“Before the game we heard because it was on all the screens about the result of Tottenham. Did you think the party started already?” he added. “I didn’t see a smile on any faces in the dressing room. Just see it [the result] and then go on.last_img read more

Bilateral Meeting with EU Code of Conduct Group and TCI

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, February 27, 2018 – Providenciales – The Hon. Premier – Mrs. Sharlene Cartwright Robinson convene a special meeting with the Code of Conduct Group on Monday 19th, February 2018 to have bilateral talks with the COCG who has responsibility for evaluating countries compliant standing.  The meeting was held as a result of standard communications received from the Secretariat of the COCG relating the EU Screening and Evaluation Process.Member States of the European Union collectively agrees to published a list of non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes. Any country failing to meet the standard for international cooperation defined by the Code of Conduct Group – Business Taxation is deemed to be non-complaint and is placed on the EU Blacklist of non-cooperative jurisdictions.Turks and Caicos Islands assessment for 2017 was deferred due to the storms of 2017 (Hurricanes Irma and Maria) but still require to have in place, and to commit by the end of 2018 to have implement the three (3) fundamental requirements of the EU compliant standard criteria.Tax transparencyFair TaxationImplementation of anti-BEPS measuresCriteria 1 and 3 have meet the standard and is in place via the various automatic reporting of financial accounts information carried out by CRS – Common Reporting Standard.  The absence of a direct taxation reporting regime gives the appearance of preferential treatment for companies to set up offshore structures or arrangements aimed at attracting profits which do not reflect real economic activity in the jurisdiction.Despite sharing Turks and Caicos Islands taxation regime, the fair taxation criteria is the most critical concern to the COCG evaluation and screening exercise.  All jurisdictions with offshore financial services businesses are affected by this criteria, and have to present strategies of how their jurisdictions are proposing to addressed this concern.Turks and Caicos Islands discussions with the Code of Conduct Group on the fair taxation criteria concern was very fruitful and promising with further dialogue to continue with a view to satisfying the COCG requirements.  This does not call for the imposition of direct taxation.Premier Robinson commenting on the Meeting stated “I was pleased for TCI to have been able to have an audience in this way with the COCG on this important issue.  I was even more pleased to be able to demonstrate to the representatives the important partnership between the public and private sector and our joint commitment to comply with international standards.  It was a great opportunity to enlighten the members of TCI’s position even ahead of our official response to the Questionnaire.  The Ministry of Finance along with several key stakeholder departments will continue to lead collaboratively and we are committed to ensuring that TCI is not blacklisted”.Photo Caption: TCI Delegation: Hon. Premier – Mrs. Sharlene Cartwright – Robinson, P/S Finance – Mrs. Athenee Harvey   – Basden, Director EOI Unit – Mr. Henry Saunders, London Rep – Ms. Tracy Knight & TCI Private Sector Rep – Mr. David Stewart. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Hon Sharlene L Cartwright RobinsonPremier & Minister of FinanceThe Turks and Caicos Islandscenter_img Related Items:last_img read more