NCW pulls up Tripura police

first_imgThe National Commission for Women (NCW) has sought a ‘progress report’ from the Tripura police on the investigation into rape, molestation and murder of women in the State. It expressed serious concern over the ‘spate of outrageous incidents against women’. “I have told the DGP to send a detailed report within a reasonable time, failing which we would summon them before the Commission,” NCW member Sushma Sahu told newsmen in Agartala on Tuesday.last_img

Lakers overcome Ball’s injury to beat Mavs, reach title game

first_img17-year-old amateur misses chance to win US Women’s Open Kyle Kuzma scored 24 points, Matt Thomas had 20 and Vander Blue added 17 to help the Lakers reach the championship game. They will face the Portland Trail Blazers, who beat Memphis 87-82 in the other semifinal, on Monday night.Smith scored 21 points on 7-for-13 shooting for the Mavericks, who trailed by as many as 26 points in the second half before mounting a huge comeback in the fourth quarter. Yogi Ferrell added 15 points and Dorian Finney-Smith and Brandon Ashley each had 13.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsWearing Jordans on his feet instead of the family’s Big Baller Brand ZO2s, Ball made 5 of 7 shots and had a beautiful punch-ahead pass to Alex Caruso for a dunk that had thousands of Lakers fans out of their seats in the first half. He also had four rebounds, putting him well on his way to this third triple-double of summer league play before his right calf tightened up.Ball tried to jog it off in a back hallway in the third quarter, but he was hobbling a little bit and was shut down for the remainder of the game. Lakers summer league coach Jud Buechler said it was too soon to tell if Ball would be available for the championship game. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim “His health comes first,” Buechler told reporters after the game. “We’ll see how he feels in the morning.”The injury took a little of the edge away from an anticipated matchup of two rookie point guards who have excelled in Vegas. Ball was drafted second overall and Dennis Smith was taken ninth. Both have been cast as the future faces of their respective franchises, and both have made strong first impressions in summer league play.The two went right at each other from the jump, combining to hit their first seven field goals in a back-and-forth affair.The Lakers led by as many as 26 points before the Mavericks mounted a comeback, trimming the deficit to two with 2 minutes to play. Smith went right to the rim, using a little Euro-step to draw a foul.But Thomas, who went 6 of 7 from 3-point range, hit a 3 on the other end and the Lakers were able to hold off the charge.ADVERTISEMENT Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball. APLAS VEGAS — Lonzo Ball’s bid for a third straight triple-double was short-circuited by a calf injury. The lead he helped the Los Angeles Lakers build while he was in the game proved to be just enough to top Dennis Smith Jr. and the Dallas Mavericks.Ball had 16 points and 10 assists in 21 minutes before leaving with a strained right calf, and the Lakers held on for a 108-98 victory in the Las Vegas Summer League semifinals on Sunday night.ADVERTISEMENT National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Games El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ View comments Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ In the other game on Sunday night:___TRAIL BLAZERS 87, GRIZZLIES 82Jarnell Stokes had 22 points and 15 rebounds to lead Portland over Memphis in the first semifinal on Sunday night.Caleb Swanigan continued his strong summer league with 15 points and 11 rebounds for the Blazers, who trailed by 16 points in the first half before rallying to overtake the Grizzlies in the second half.Stokes got his NBA start with the Grizzlies, playing 19 games for Memphis in 2014-15 after he was acquired in a draft-night trade with Utah. The Grizzlies traded Stokes to Miami the following season in the deal that brought Mario Chalmers to Memphis. He played two games with the Nuggets last season.Wayne Selden led the Grizzlies with 13 points in 22 minutes.Jorge Gutierrez added 16 points and eight assists, including a pair of nifty, behind-the-back passes for easy layups, for the Grizzlies. FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plantlast_img read more

ISRO releases first Moon image captured by Chandrayaan2

first_imgBengaluru: The first picture of Moon captured by India’s Chandrayaan-2 satellite, currently in the lunar orbit, was released by space agency ISRO on Thursday.The picture of Moon was taken by Chandrayaan-2’s LI4 Camera from an altitude of about 2,650 km from the lunar surface on August 21, the city-headquarters Indian Space Research Organisation said. “Take a look at the first Moon image captured by #Chandrayaan2 #VikramLander taken at a height of about 2,650 km from Lunar surface on August 21, 2019. Mare Orientale basin and Apollo craters are identified in the picture,” ISRO tweeted along with the picture. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c detailsThe space agency had on August 4 released a first set of images of the earth captured by Chandrayaan-2 satellite. ISRO had on Wednesday performed second lunar bound orbit maneuver for Chandrayaan-2 and said all spacecraft parameters are normal. There will be three more orbit manoeuvres before the lander’s separation from the Orbiter on September 2 and eventual soft landing in the south polar region of the Moon, planned on September 7. India’s Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle, GSLV MkIII-M1, had successfully launched the 3,840-kg Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft into the earth’s orbit on July 22.last_img read more

New analysis of US data provides insights into workplace sexual harassment

first_imgOver the past 20 years, we’ve made great strides in reducing sexual harassment in the workplace, but those benefits have all gone to white women, and mostly to young white women. It seems as though men have gotten more careful about who they’re harassing and have been targeting women of color, who may be less likely to report the harassment.”Dan Cassino, MA, PhD, Study Co-Author, Fairleigh Dickinson University, New Jersey Source:WILEYJournal reference:Cassino, D. et al. (2019) Race, Threat and Workplace Sexual Harassment: The Dynamics of Harassment in the US, 1997‐2016. Gender, Work & Organization. Reviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Jun 20 2019A new Gender, Work & Organization analysis of U.S. data from 1997-2016 provides new insights into workplace sexual harassment.The analysis found that declines in workplace sexual harassment complaints have been uneven, with African-American women experiencing an increased risk of sexual harassment, even as overall reported harassment complaints are down. In addition, higher unemployment rates were linked to increases in sexual harassment of women in American workplaces. Specifically, a higher unemployment rate in a particular month was followed by an increase in the number of reported harassment cases in the following month.The authors noted that sexual harassment in the workplace appears to be an expression of power, or a way for men to assert their dominance. The shift from sexual harassment of white women to sexual harassment of African-American women indicates that harassers are conscious of power relationships and choose to target more vulnerable women in their workplaces. The link between changes in the unemployment rate and changes in sexual harassment indicates that men are more likely to engage in harassment behavior when they feel that their economic position in society is likely to be under threat.last_img read more

Siemens boss blasts EU over Alstom rail merger

first_img © 2019 AFP Green lights for major tie-ups are usually negotiated quietly behind closed doors in Brussels.But the Siemens-Alstom battle has been fought out in public, with Kaeser and his backers in the French and German governments on one side and EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager on the other.”It will be interesting to see if the future of mobility will be determined by backward-looking technocrats or future-oriented Europeans,” Kaeser told reporters at a press conference on the group’s first-quarter results.That sentiment echoed a tweet he directed at Vestager Monday, telling the Danish politician that “it must be bitter to be technically right but to do everything wrong for Europe”—an apparent acknowledgement the Siemens chief expects the merger to be blocked.Two sources close to the matter told AFP that the EU’s veto was decided and would be made public on February 6, helping explain the CEO’s bitter words for Vestager.Kaeser is unusual among German bosses for taking strong public political positions, including against far-right party Alternative for Germany (AfD).Now, four months ahead of the European Parliament elections, he has turned his ire on the EU. “Many people complain that Europe is not establishing itself as a powerhouse”, faced with new challenges from abroad, he lamented. French Finance and Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire shares that view, arguing ahead of a recent meeting with Vestager that “we can’t take industrial decisions in the 21st Century using competition rules set in the 20th”.But competitors like Canada’s Bombardier—whose rail activities are based in Berlin—contest the idea of the looming Chinese threat.Alstom chief Henri Poupart-Lafarge has admitted doubts that the merger will go ahead, saying in December there was “no certainty” the Commission would give its green light.Brussels is expected to announce its decision between February 6 and the deadline of February 18. A Commission spokesperson declined to comment on Kaeser’s comments Wednesday when contacted by AFP.’Different options’Alstom and Siemens have published proposed concessions to soothe competition fears amounting to four percent of their combined annual revenue.Early this week they sweetened their offer further in a last-ditch bid for approval.Kaeser has also said the German firm could float its profitable rail arm on the stock market if the merger flops.Other divisions of the sprawling conglomerate, including its renewable energy unit Siemens Gamesa and medical imaging business Siemens Healthineers, have already been listed as the group has sought to gain flexibility and streamline its organisation.”We are not bitter, we are not angry, we have different options,” Kaeser said.”If it works it will be good for Siemens-Alstom, for customers; if not we will continue to be a leading company.”Siemens Mobility is one of the best-performing parts of the group, securing 4.5 billion euros of orders in the first quarter of the group’s 2018-19 financial year, including for the London Underground.On the French side, Alstom booked 3.4 billion euros of orders in the same period.Shares in Siemens were down 1.1 percent in late trading in Frankfurt, while Alstom shares were essentially flat in Paris. Siemens, Alstom raise doubts about mega merger Combination of file pictures shows the logo of the French engineering company Alstom and Germany’s Siemens who are pushing for a tie-up of their train operations but face EU opposition French (left) and German high-speed trains at Gare de l’Est station in Paris This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Outdated rules?Liberal politician Vestager has well-known doubts about whether competition from Chinese rail behemoth CRRC is pressing enough to justify waving through the creation of a European giant, which would have operations in 60 countries and annual turnover of 15.6 billion euros ($17.8 billion).With its signalling systems and high-speed rolling stock, a combined Siemens-Alstom could crush smaller competitors or undermine market pricing in the rail sector.Several member state competition authorities share Brussels’ concerns about the merger.Kaeser insisted that “European antitrust law came into effect in 1989 in a completely different context”.”It is naive to think that individual states can stand by themselves in front of Chinese competition,” he added. Explore further Joe Kaeser, CEO of German engineering giant Siemens, attacked EU technocrats who he said were holding up a merger of its rail activities with France’s Alstom Citation: Siemens boss blasts EU over Alstom rail merger (2019, January 30) retrieved 17 July 2019 from Joe Kaeser, chief executive of German conglomerate Siemens, launched Wednesday a rare broadside against the European Commission, complaining that “backwards-looking technocrats” threatened to block a planned rail merger with France’s Alstom.last_img read more

BJP government guilty of strategic ignorance says CongressBJP government guilty of strategic

first_imgSHARE COMMENT politics parties and movements February 22, 2019 COMMENTS SHARE SHARE EMAIL terrorism (crime) Manish Tewari says seeking answers for hard questions does not weaken national security The Congress stepped up its criticism of the BJP-led Centre for “strategic ignorance” and “irresponsible utterances” after the Pulwama terror attack.The BJP retorted by saying the Opposition is not standing with the country at a time when the entire world is standing with it.Congress President Rahul Gandhi reiterated his party’s charge that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was busy shooting a self-promotion film after the attacks. “Even after three hours of the news of the 40 soldiers being martyred in the Pulwama terror strike, the Prime-time Minister continued with the film shooting,” Rahul Gandhi tweeted.BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra said he will not respond to such “baseless allegations.” “On one hand, all countries are standing with India… humanity is standing with us, but some political parties, for their petty politics, are not standing with the country,” Patra told reporters here on Friday.Asking hard questionsCongress spokesperson and former minister Manish Tewari said asking hard questions strengthens national security. “The NDA-BJP government needs to understand that asking hard questions does not weaken national security. As the oldest political party in the country, we will continue to ask the hard questions because the nation demands answers from this government. We will not allow jingoistic arrogance to sweep monumental security failures under the carpet.”Questions PM Tewari said the Prime Minister should tell the country what was he doing between 3.10 pm and 5.10 pm on the day of the attack. He said Modi addressed a rally over his mobile phone and did not say anything on the Pulwama attack. How does the BJP get monopoly over nationalism that one of their ministers very arrogantly stated yesterday that the Congress sounds like Pakistan, asked Tewari.He said either the PM deliberately decided not to pay homage to the martyred soldiers in the rally he addressed, or he was unaware that a terror attack had taken place in Pulwama. “We are a nuclear State and if there is a breakdown in communication between the Prime Minister and his office, it has very portentous implications. That is why this nation must know from the Prime Minister himself, who otherwise speaks nonstop, 24X7,” Tewari said.Congress’ proposal He said the Congress has therefore formed a task force on national security, which will define its own role and parameters. He said the panel will come up with a fresh approach on tackling contentious problems relating to national security. Published onlast_img read more