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Niwari is 52nd district of MP

first_imgNiwari will become the 52nd district of Madhya Pradesh, with effect from October 1.A proposal to this effect was cleared by the state Cabinet on Saturday. IAS officer Akshay Kumar Singh (2010-batch) will hold the interim charge of the first District Collector of the new district till further orders, a state government order to this effect on Saturday said.Akshay Kumar Singh is Director, Cultural and Religious Endowments Department.last_img


SEA Games: PH Archers pluck bronze out of semis heartache

first_imgLacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ “That (PH semis score) was the lowest score for us even in practice,” said Yap who owns the Benel Archery Club in Mandaluyong.Still, the team managed to cut its losses and destroyed the Vienamese after coming perfect in the final two ends.Vietnamese were even led by last SEAG’s gold winner Nguyen Tien Cuong but just could not find their range.“I didn’t expect they (Vietnamese) would shot like that in the bronze medal match,” said Yap.READ: Seeking more golds, Cojuangco balances archery and familyADVERTISEMENT Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony “But we are happy with bronze, hopefully tomorrow we will win gold in mixed,” said the 30-year-old Dela Cruz.The top scorer in individual and team events will automatically be entered in Friday’s mixed compound.The women’s compound team of Amaya Paz-Cojuangco, Abbigail Tindugan and Jennifer Chan dropped in the eliminations against Thailand, 222-215.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Starting off hot with a 236-214 win over Myanmar in the eliminations, the Filipinos all of a sudden went cold in the semifinals, turning in 227 points against Singapore’s 233.READ: Dela Cruz gives PH a bronze medal in archeryFEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“That happens, when suddenly the opponent shoots very well,” said Dela Cruz who on Wednesday won bronze in individual category.But Yap rued the fact that the Philippines’ 236 showing in eliminations — the highest score of the day — suddenly turned sour in the semis. PH Archery Team gets second bronze medal in the SEA Games. Photo by Marc ReyesKUALA LUMPUR — The Philippine men’s archery team bucked a heartbreaking defeat in the semifinals to salvage a bronze medal Thursday in the 29th Southeast Asian Games at Synthetic Turf Field in KL Sports City here.The trio of Earl Benjamin Yap, Joseph Benjamin Vicencio and Paul Marton Dela Cruz destroyed Vietnam, 233-230, in the bronze medal match to clinch the country’s second bronze in compound events.ADVERTISEMENT Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaulcenter_img Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters MOST READ LATEST STORIES U12 Kaya FC advances to last 32 in Gothia Cup Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more


Coming Out of Closet is Better Than Hiding My Relationship: Dutee Chand

first_img athleticsclosetdutee chandgay First Published: August 25, 2019, 5:05 PM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. New Delhi: The first Indian athlete to confess to same-sex relationship, sprinter Dutee Chand says “coming out of the closet” was better than “hiding” her personal life from the public.A person of strong will who does not allow her parents to come in the way of her relationship, Dutee made headlines in May when she made public her relationship with a woman from her village in Odisha. Her family objected to the relationship and her older sister even threatened to disown her, but Dutee was unmoved, expressing her desire to settle down with the woman.”There is no pressure on me at the moment because of my personal life, especially since I have come out of the closet. In fact, I used to feel pressured and scared when I was in hiding,” the 23-year-old Dutee told PTI in an interview.”After speaking up (about her relationship), a lot of people have shown support and appreciated my efforts and that really makes me feel good,” she added.Dutee again made headlines when she became the first Indian woman track and field athlete to clinch a gold in the World University Games last month by winning the 100m dash in a time of 11.32 seconds.She is now set to run in the National Inter-State Championships, beginning on Tuesday in Lucknow in a bid to qualify for the World Championships, to be held in Doha next month.”I will take part in the National Inter-State and I can assure you that you will see a lot of improvement in my timing,” said India’s fastest woman who holds the 100m national record of 11.26 seconds.The World Championships qualifying timing is 11.24 seconds.Recently, she was to run in a couple of races in Europe but could not do so due to some “technical” problems.She said her aim is to make a mark in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, for which she is yet to qualify. The women’s 100m Olympic qualification standard is 11.15 seconds.”It is the dream of every athlete to qualify and compete in the Olympics and I am no different. I would definitely like to win medals and laurels for my country and my preparations for it are in full swing,” she said.”While there is a difference between my best timing and the Olympic qualifying timing at present, I am working really hard to cross that.”My training schedule is pretty tough at the moment and I am sure I will definitely qualify for the Olympics this time,” said Dutee who won a silver each in 100m and 200m at the 2018 Asian Games.Recently Dutee signed up with global sports company PUMA to support her by providing custom-made performance gear. She joins a host of top Indian and international sports stars to be roped in by PUMA.”It feels great to be associated with PUMA. I am sure my association with a big brand like PUMA is really going to help me in the long run. In fact, they are designing new training shoes especially for me and I am really excited about it.”Definitely. It is a big relief and I can see that I will get a lot of help in form of training kit and gear too which is great,” said Dutee who has been struggling for funds to train and run races abroad. last_img read more



first_imgAbout LeEco: About LeEco: LeEco, formerly known as Letv, is a global pioneering Internet and technology company with multiple Internet ecosystems across content, devices, applications and platforms. Founded in November 2004 by Jia Yueting and Liu Hong, LeEco employs more than 10,000 people and is the worlds first video company to go public with a market capitalization of more than $12 billion USD. Headquartered in Beijing, China, it has regional headquarters in Hong Kong, Los Angeles and Silicon Valley. With Complete Ecosystem, ground-breaking technologies, and disruptive pricing as the guiding principle, LeEco is engaged in a myriad of businesses, spanning from Internet-based Super TV and Superphones, video production and distribution, smart devices/accessories and large-screen applications to e-commerce and even connected super-electric cars. The company also features one of the worlds largest content libraries, comprising of movies, TV dramas, entertainment shows, sports and music, which can be conveniently viewed on LeEco products, including the Superphones, Super TVs, and in the near future, Le Autos. Breaking the barriers of industries, LeEco provides personalized products and services for an enhanced user experience at disruptive prices. Media Contact: Aaron Samuel +91-9686100143 LeEco, India Source: Le Ecosystem Technology India Pvt. Ltd. PRNewswire GSVlast_img read more


Liverpool F.C. confirm record deal for RB Leipzig midfielder Naby Keita

first_imgLiverpool F.C. have confirmed they have agreed a club record deal with German club RB Leipzig for the transfer of midfielder Naby Keita, who will move to Anfield at the start of next season.The 22-year-old Guinea international was identified as a priority signing by Liverpool F.C. manager Juergen Klopp, but Leipzig, who are in the Champions League this season, were unwilling to let him leave in the current transfer window.Keita has a 48 million pound ($62.14 million) release clause in hisLeipzig contract that comes into effect next season and Liverpool F.C.agreed to pay an undisclosed premium on that amount to secure hisservices in advance.#LFC have agreed a deal with RB Leipzig for the future transfer of Naby Keita: Liverpool FC (@LFC) August 29, 2017″I am delighted that an agreement has been reached which will allow me to join Liverpool F.C. Football Club next summer, when I will become part of a project that excites me greatly,” Keita told Liverpool F.C.’s website. (www.Liverpool Guinean, who scored eight goals in 31 Bundesliga appearances for Leipzig last season and helped guide them to a second-place finish, added that he would be committed to the German club until he officially joins Liverpool F.C. in July 2018.”Having my future resolved means I can now focus on helping RBL achieve great things this season. Until I join my new club, next summer, I will remain an interested supporter from a distance,” he said.advertisementlast_img read more


FIFA World Cup 2018: David De Gea in focus as Spain face Iran test

first_imgWhen the last time goalkeeper David De Gea took the field, Cristiano Ronaldo netted three goals. Five days later, De Gea will hope to forget a poor outing and produce a clean sheet performance when Spain play Iran in a Group B FIFA World Cup 2018 match in Kazan.De Gea, who is regarded as one of the best in the business currently, endured a torrid time against Portugal but the Iran match gives him a shot at redemption as the 2010 world champions look to get back to winning ways.The current Manchester United shotstopper endured a nightmare start to the World Cup in Russia, letting a tame effort from Cristiano Ronaldo slip through his arms for Portugal’s second goal in a 3-3 Group B draw.He also faced criticism in Spain for a badly-positioned defensive wall when Ronaldo struck the late equaliser.FIFA WORLD CUP 2018 FULL COVERAGEWhile the errors of De Gea’s early Manchester United career are largely long-forgotten, he came into the World Cup having made a blunder to gift Switzerland an equaliser in Spain’s penultimate warm-up friendly before the World Cup.It should not, however, cloud Spain coach Fernando Hierro’s judgment about his keeper unless the mistakes become more frequent, Bosnich told Reuters.”No goalkeeper, no player, no human being is immune from mistakes, the important thing is that you get back up again,” he said at a match between a travelling group of Australian fans and a local Samara team.”And he makes the saves that no-one else can. If I’ve got a goalkeeper in my team and I am the manager and I know he makes saves that no other goalkeeper can, I’ll accept the odd error.advertisement”It’s when it becomes a little bit more consistent that you start thinking to yourself, ‘well hang on a minute’. You have got to weigh up risk over reward.”FIXTURES | POINTS TABLEDe Gea will have the chance to redeem himself when Spain meet Iran on Wednesday with the keeper’s place in the team secure after Hierro gave him his public backing on Monday.The process of rebuilding his confidence, however, will happen minute-by-minute, according to Bosnich who joined Manchester United from Aston Villa in 1999 and stayed at Old Trafford for two years before joining Chelsea.”If he does play then he just needs to go through this next game, nothing flash, nothing incredible and just do his job, nice and simple,” Bosnich said.”Play the next game minute-by-minute, that’s all you can do. If you start thinking about the past you are going to stay stuck in that moment.”That’s the only way you can do it. But if you start playing and you do a great save, but you think to yourself, ‘what about the mistake I made last game?’, you will never recover from that, you must keep going forward.”(With inputs from Reuters)last_img read more


Liverpool team news & likely line-up

first_imgEVERTON TEAM NEWSEverton have recorded three wins on the spin in all competitions to greatly shake the despondency that surrounded the club. They had shipped 11 goals in the trio of games preceding their turnaround, only recording four themselves. The new manager bounce is evidently in effect for the Toffees, with Gylfi Sigurdsson telling BBC Football Focus: “It does tend to happen that when you get someone in something happens. A little bit of spark.Sam Allardyce“Sam’s been good. Very direct. We know what he wants and he explains it very well. He looks after the players very well to get the best out of them. He’s very experienced and I think that will benefit us.”Everton have kept a hat-trick of clean sheets, but Sunday will be the true test of their rearguard with Liverpool’s attacking might on a different stratosphere to West Ham, Huddersfield or Apollon.Wayne Rooney EvertonWayne Rooney, meanwhile, will be desperate to trouble the hosts’ defence. When the boyhood Blue moved back to Goodison Park from Manchester United this summer, he had circled this December date on his calendar. “That was one of my biggest regrets when I left Everton, not scoring in the derby,” he said. “I came on in my first one [a 0-0 draw in December 2002] and I hit the crossbar. To score against Liverpool for Everton? That would be great.”The visitors have not won away from home in 15 Premier League games (taking seven points from a possible 45). It is their longest run since going 19 without victory from December 1996 to the same month the following year.Their last top-flight triumph on the road came at Crystal Palace in January.Ross Barkley (hamstring), Ramiro Funes Mori and Yannick Bolasie (both knee), James McCarthy (hamstring), Maarten Stekelenburg (groin), Seamus Coleman (broken leg) and Leighton Baines (calf) are all on the injured list.TV COVERAGE & KICK-OFF TIME Kick off is at 14:15 BST (07:15 CST) with the clash televised live on Sky Sports Main Event in the UK.In the United States (US), Liverpool v Everton can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial).BEST OPTA MATCH FACTS Liverpool are unbeaten in their last 14 games in all competitions against Everton – just one game short of their longest-ever such run against their Merseyside rivals (15, set between March 1972 and April 1978). Everton have won just one of their last 21 top-flight games against Liverpool (W1 D9 L11), a 2-0 victory in October 2010. Sadio Mane scored in both Premier League Merseyside derbies last season – he could be the first player to score in three successive Merseyside derbies in the competition since Robbie Fowler in November 1996. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the web Liverpool Liverpool Team News: Injuries, suspensions and line-up vs Everton Last updated 1 year ago 21:08 12/8/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Sadio Mane Liverpool Liverpool Premier League Liverpool v Everton Everton Everything you need to know ahead of the Premier League clash at Anfield on Sunday afternoon Liverpool have the intention of matching their longest-ever Merseyside derby unbeaten sequence as well as continuing their explosive form when they host Everton this weekend.Jurgen Klopp’s side can make it 15 games without defeat in all competitions against their neighbours, which would equal the club’s run between March 1972 and April 1978.Having qualified for the knockout phase of the Champions League and with their scintillating attack firing in 32 goals in the last nine fixtures, the Reds are a frightening prospect in Sunday’s encounter. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Liverpool’s speed – both in feet and thought – is the area Everton are severely lacking in and have struggled to guard against this season. Viewing the Anfield test as a priority, Blues boss Sam Allardyce sent a second-string team – managed by Craig Shakespeare – to face Apollon Limassol in the Europa League on Thursday night, which they won 3-0.LIVERPOOL INJURIESKlopp remains uncertain over when Alberto Moreno will return to the fold following his ankle injury in the 7-0 victory over Spartak Moscow. “We need to have further assessment. I cannot say much about it,” explained the German.”It’s a very rare thing. So far the specialists aren’t sure [how long he’ll be out for].“Not Everton, but if it’s in a week or so or a little bit longer we have to wait for that. There’s a little damage around the tendons.”Alberto MorenoJoel Matip is unlikely to feature having hurt a muscle in the win at Stoke, with no timeframe yet on his return.Adam Lallana continues to build up his sharpness with the Reds boss looking to ease him back during the packed schedule.LIVERPOOL SUSPENSIONS Neither side have any suspension concerns for this clash, but Emre Can is a booking away from picking up a one-match ban.LIVERPOOL POTENTIAL STARTING LINE-UPJordan Henderson will slot straight back into the XI, as will Simon Mignolet.James Milner and Andy Robertson are both options to replace Moreno on the left of defence, while given his depth of attacking options, Klopp could decide to shuffle his forward line again. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Daniel Sturridge and Dominic Solanke will all be hoping to get a game, but with the combination between Philippe Coutinho, Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino so formidable, they may have to settle for a place in reserve.Possible Liverpool XI v Evertonlast_img read more


A very good chance they will never, ever concede another goal

first_img Facebook Twitter Read more Pinterest Share on LinkedIn A potential freebie, earlier. Photograph: Rodrigo Jimenenz/EPA Pinterest Arsène Wenger’s bezzie and president-elect for Liberia, George Weah. Photograph: Ahmed Jallanzo/EPA Facebook Twitter Share via Email Topics Share on Pinterest Mo Salah’s African award is just another step in his turbo-charged quest for a place in history, writes Gary Al-Smith. Big changes at Norwich leave fans cold as Chelsea arrive in the Cup, writes Paul MacInnes.“When I saw Arsenal lifting the FA Cup I started crying my eyes out.” Michael Butler gives Curtis Davies a shoulder to cry on.David Moyes parked the bus at Spurs and canny West Ham swallowed the keys, writes Jacob Steinberg. “Jamie Vardy helped get us where we are today,” says Fleetwood’s Nathan Pond in this chat with Louise Taylor before his side take on Leicester in the Cup.If, like a dance-talent scout, checking out moves is your thing, our shiny transfer interactive is back with the latest January action in Europe’s top five leagues.Oh, and if it’s your thing … you can follow Big Website on Big Social FaceSpace. And INSTACHAT, TOO!TIGER NUT MILK OR TIN? IT’S A TRICKY ONE SUPPORT THE GUARDIANProducing the Guardian’s thoughtful, in-depth journalism – the stuff not normally found in this email, obviously – is expensive, but supporting us isn’t. If you value our journalism, please support us by making a one-off or recurring contribution.FIVER LETTERS“As David Ford admitted he won’t be reading yesterday’s Fiver, in which he won prizeless letter of the day, until at least the end of the month, couldn’t you have awarded him a special prize of, say, FIFA2018 with accompanying console and enormous TV, provided he claimed it by the end of next week? Just for comedy value, or ‘bantz’ or something?” – Robin Hazlehurst.“One could be fooled for thinking Manchester Ciy’s Vincent Kompany had turned into a Manc version of Robin Hood, after demanding that Premier League ticket prices be significantly reduced. Just as we began to well up with admiration for the stopper, he revealed that he bases his argument on the fear that the prestige Premier League “product” could be damaged in the eyes of the broadcasters by football tourism and the like. Heaven forbid anyone would actually spare a thought for the blue-collared Citizens who are being financially stretched to follow their team. Priorities eh?” – Johnny Connelly.“So on Wednesday night we can look forward to the sight of Arsène shouting at a video recorder. Truly Philip K Dick’s world has come to pass” – Philip Gibbs.Send your letters to And if you’ve nothing better to do you can also tweet The Fiver. Today’s winner of our prizeless letter o’the day is … Philip Gibbs.NEWS, BITS AND BOBSGrown man Antonio Conte has said that José Mourinho is acting like he has “demenza senile” after taking the bait and reacting to recent provocative gum-flapping from the Manchester United boss. Crystal Palace club captain Jason Puncheon is to stand trial in June for allegedly using his belt to assault a nightclub doorman. Puncheon denies all charges.Ross Barkley has coughed for the doctor and done star jumps in his pants at Chelsea before a planned £15m move from Everton. “For sure he is a good prospect for Chelsea,” cheered Antonio Conte.West Brom have been put on alert after news that Lionel Messi is available on a free!* Ailsa from Home and Away says he won’t field a weakened team for Stoke’s 3-1 defeat at Coventry tomorrow. “Everybody’s gearing up for a potential upset, but we’ll have something to say about that,” he honked. “I’ve always gone strong in cup games.”Carlos Carvalhal says he’s on a budget at Swansea. “I do look at the lobsters and sea bass, but we may have to buy sardines,” he trawlered. “We have money for sardines. But sometimes sardines can win games.”Chris Hughton has “categorically” denied Brighton have got their feelers out for Celtic’s Moussa Dembélé. “There hasn’t been any communication between the clubs, hence he’s just one name,” he henced. “There are numerous other names, too.”Crystal Palace manager Mr Roy says he’s not sure about having a video referee watching Monday’s game against Brighton from a cupboard in Heathrow. “How many times are you going to need to see an incident before you have an opinion?” he honked. “That’s my fear.”And forget 2017’s bronze bust furore. Here’s Him fashioned from ice in Moscow. * Lionel Messi is available on a free, if Catalonia cedes from Spain, Barcelona exit La Liga and then fail to join either the Premier League, the Bundesliga or Serie A as an alternative, which would trigger a reported zero-fee contract clause. In the unlikely event that those circumstances don’t arise, you’ll have to meet his €700m release fee instead.THE RECAPGet the best of Big Website’s coverage sent direct to your inbox every Friday lunchtime (GMT). Has the added bonus of being on time. Sign up here.STILL WANT MORE?“In Dante’s Inferno hell is portrayed as a place where sinners enter a special cell designed to aggravate and mock their own worst excesses … thieves have their souls stolen and flatterers are pelted – quite literally – with bull sh!t. Welcome then, José, to your own Danteian circle.” It’s Barney Ronay!Ten things to look out for in the 1,123,457 FA Cup third-round ties this weekend. Share on Messenger Chelsea’s Antonio Conte hails Ross Barkley as ‘complete player’ after £15m arrival Facebook Football Share on Twitter Twitter Ten-things composite picture action. Composite: Liverpool FC/EPA/Reuters/Press Association/Tom Jenkins for the Guardian Share on Facebook features DRIVEN TO DISTRACTIONDo Liverpool wingers Sadio Mané and Mo Salah like each other? Is Everton midfielder Ross Barkley going to sign for Chelsea on the cheap? Are Liverpool going to buy a spanking new goalkeeper? Who’s upset Sam Allardyce with rumours about fit-again Yannick Bolasie’s future? What’s the latest on Philippe Coutinho’s move to Barcelona? And with so much behind-the-scenes intrigue bubbling around Merseyside’s two top-flight clubs, which numpty decided it would be a good idea to schedule a distracting FA Cup third-round match between the pair tonight, when stressed out supporters of both teams have so many more important things to worry about. The Fiver Reuse this content Share on WhatsApp Pinterest In a month when watching football seems to have been relegated to the status of largely second-rate entertainment behind tedious speculation about the buying and selling of those who play it, tonight’s Merseyside derby at Anfield should throw up some interesting talking points. Having finally secured the services of Virgil van Dijk from Southampton, Liverpool’s defence has now developed an air of impregnability that suggests there is a very good chance they will never, ever concede another goal. The giant Dutch portcullis has yet to make his Liverpool debut since signing for £75m and may do so tonight. With Liverpool having paid top dollar, expectations are high and Virgil will be expected to add some much-needed steel to a porous defence … much like highly regarded central defenders Dejan Lovren, Ragnar Klavan and Joël Matip were before him. That worked well.Meanwhile, at Everton, Sam Allardyce has announced he’ll field the best side available to him, despite admitting that he doesn’t yet know what it is. Sadly for the few football fans among us who don’t pretend to watch Besiktas’s every game and are hoping to get our first look at new striker Cenk Tosun, the Turkey international will not be available for selection as he has not yet finalised his £27m move to Everton. “You can’t not go with your strongest side to Anfield,” said Allardyce. “We want to pick the best team we can to compete against Liverpool, but I can’t honestly tell you what my best team is yet.”Despite escaping with a point after being hammered 1-1 at Anfield in one of Allardyce’s first matches in charge, Everton have not beaten their city rivals in more than seven years and can hardly rely on the rope-a-dope tactics they just about got away with four weeks ago. Such an approach would almost certainly see their hosts advance to the fourth round, while Big Sam and his squad advance to the now customary Allardyce-ian mid-winter warm-weather team-bonding session in Dubai. LIVE ON BIG WEBSITE TONIGHTFollow piping-hot minute-by-minute coverage of Liverpool 3-0 Everton with Barry Glendenning at 7.55pm GMT.QUOTE OF THE DAY“I’ve been invited by George to Liberia to attend the day where he will be made president. I believe I will be busy. But maybe if I’m suspended I’ll have time to go” – Arsène Wenger gives himself no excuse not to attend his old Monaco No9’s inauguration after admitting a misconduct charge that has earned him a three-match ban. last_img read more


Commission to Investigate MLAs Pay

first_imgA former federal cabinet minister and a retired civil servant are among members of a commission named to investigate the remuneration provided elected provincial officials. Barbara McDougall, a former federal cabinet minister and member of Parliament, will chair the Commission of Inquiry on the Remuneration of Elected Provincial Officials, Speaker of the House of Assembly Murray Scott announced today, Feb. 6. Mr. Scott said the commission will examine the salaries and indemnities paid to members of the House of Assembly and to members of the Executive Council. The commission also includes Gordon Gillis, a retired provincial civil servant, and George McLellan, the president and chief executive officer of Emergency Medical Care and former chief administrative officer of Halifax Regional Municipality. Any recommendations made by the commission will not take effect until after the next general provincial election. The commission’s report is due three months following that vote. The commission is expected to start its duties within the next few weeks.last_img read more


Christian Bale Honors Chen Guangcheng For Human Rights First

first_imgHuman Rights First honored Chinese “barefoot” lawyer and activist Chen Guangcheng and the Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning SHOWTIME series Homeland during its annual Human Rights First Awards Dinner in New York City on Wednesday.Among the evening’s presenters were Academy Award-winning actor Christian Bale and screenwriter Jenny Lumet. NBC News Special Correspondent Meredith Vieira hosted the event.Chen received the group’s annual Human Rights Award, an honor presented by Bale, who attempted to visit Chen during his house arrest last December and was rebuffed by Chinese authorities. Human Rights First selected Chen for his lifetime of work on behalf of the thousands of Chinese citizens who had been subjected to forced late-term abortions, mandatory sterilizations, and unprovoked late night beatings. His activism reignited an international conversation about the need to protect human rights lawyers around the world who face great danger for their courageous work. Chen’s daring escape from his illegal house arrest in April 2012 demonstrated that the United States serves as a beacon to those who are toiling for basic freedoms and human rights.“Human Rights First is proud to honor Chen, whose bravery for risking a dangerous escape from abusive local Chinese authorities is inspiring. His daring defiance of a brutal regime gives courage to those in China and beyond who struggle for human rights,” said Human Rights First’s President and CEO Elisa Massimino.The organization also recognized Professor Jerome Cohen, a leading American expert on East Asian law at the New York University School of Law and one of Chen’s closest advisors. He is a pre-eminent voice on the plight of Chinese rights lawyers, and has advocated on their behalf and pressed American lawyers to take up their cause. Cohen was instrumental in security Chen’s visa to the United States to study at NYU.The Sidney Lumet Award for Integrity in Entertainment was given to the series Homeland for its depiction of the complex intersection of national security and human rights. Homeland executive producer Howard Gordon and others from the program were in attendance to accept the honor. In the show’s first season, American officials violate rights and are forced to deal with the consequences of these actions. “The drama Homeland centers on the catastrophic domino effect that could occur when the United States abandons its principles,” said Massimino. She added, “Popular culture has incredible power, not just to entertain, but to inform, advocate, and inspire.”For more than 20 years, Human Rights First has presented its annual human rights awards to courageous activists on the frontlines of the struggle for freedom. Former recipients include Shehrbano Taseer from Pakistan; Basem Fathy from Egypt; Julius Kaggwa from Uganda; Viktória Mohácsi from Hungary; Dr. Mudawi Ibrahim Adam from Darfur; Ludmilla Alexeeva from Russia; Helen Mack from Guatemala; Archbishop Pius Ncube from Zimbabwe; Saad Eddin Ibrahim from Egypt; Albie Sachs from South Africa; Hina Jalani from Pakistan; and Mary Robinson from Ireland.last_img read more


Dennis Quaid And Michael Chiklis To Host SAG Foundation Golf

first_imgThe Screen Actors Guild Foundation has announced it will host its 4th Annual Los Angeles Golf Classic, a charity tournament and gala benefiting the Foundation’s Catastrophic Health Fund and Emergency Assistance programs, on Monday, June 10th at the Lakeside Golf Club in Burbank.The event, which will bring together celebrities and executives from the entertainment industry to raise vital funds for the Foundation’s charitable initiatives, will be hosted by Dennis Quaid and Michael Chiklis, stars of the CBS hit show Vegas. Presenting sponsor Integrated Wealth Management will return for its third consecutive year.“I am thrilled to be able to host this year’s Golf Classic alongside my co-star Michael Chiklis,” said Dennis Quaid. “This is a great way to support the SAG Foundation’s critical initiatives, and have a little fun doing it.”“Dennis Quaid and I couldn’t be more pleased to have been asked to host the tournament and shine a light on the SAG Foundation’s mission to assist performers in need,” said Michael Chiklis.The 2013 host committee includes Matt Adler, Gabriel Aubry, Scott Bakula, Tom Bower, Jim Casey, Randy Crook, Greg Ellis, Patrick Fabian, Devon Gummersal, Robert Hays, Ken Howard, Dave Hutton, Greg Itzin, Richard Karn, Brandt Kuhn, Dan Lauria, Joe Mantegna, Danny Masterson, Christopher McDonald, Joel McHale, Jeff Nordling, Paul Pape, Ron Perlman, Pamela Reed, Tony Renaud, Erin Scott, Steve O. Sparks and JoBeth Williams.“Integrated Wealth Management is proud to continue our commitment as the presenting sponsor of the Golf Classic,” said Jim Casey, President & CEO of Integrated Wealth Management. “We think it is important to support the SAG Foundation’s Catastrophic Health Fund and Emergency Assistance programs which provide a vital safety net for performers in critical need.”
With the support of the entertainment community and generous sponsors during the past three Golf Classics, the SAG Foundation has been able to raise nearly $800,000 towards its goal of providing emergency assistance and catastrophic health care to performers and their families. Please visit for registration information and sponsorship packages (limited while availability remains).last_img read more


Over 63000 public hoardings banner and posters removed

first_imgNEW DELHI: More than 63,000 public hoardings, banners and posters carrying images of party leaders or any political references have been removed in the city in accordance with the model code of conduct for the general elections, officials said on Friday. The Election Commission had announced the schedule for the polls on Sunday. The election is due on May 12 in Delhi.”In 72 hours from the time of announcement of election dates, 63,449 hoardings, banners and posters have been removed from various public places,” according to data shared by the office of the Delhi’s Chief Electoral Officer (CEO). Officials at the CEO office said, “As many as 30,533 such publicity material have been removed from areas falling in the jurisdiction of the New Delhi Municipal Council.” From areas under the three municipal corporations, the number of hoardings and other materials removed are – North Corporation 4,945, South Corporation 22,419 and East Corporation 3,141, officials said. In areas falling under the Delhi Cantonment Board, 2,411 hoardings and banner have been removed. “Under violation of the model code of conduct, up to March 15, a total of two FIRs/DD entries have been lodged against political parties, one each against the AAP and the BJP,” Delhi CEO office said in a statement.last_img read more


Moroccan Prominent Feminist Asma Lamrabet Leaves Morocco Indefinitely

Rabat – Moroccan biologist, author, and prominent Islamic feminist Asma Lamrabet announced her decision to leave Morocco  for an “indefinite period.”Lamrabet announced the decision on her Facebook account on Sunday, September 15. The post, which was met with a range of different reactions reads, “I am leaving Morocco for a destination far away for an indefinite period.” “A new experience to live for what left in my life span,” said the feminist as she expressed hope for a positive experience.One of her followers commented: “We are going to miss you Mrs. Asmae Lamrabet… Morocco has lost a new pearl.”“This is the best thing you did in your life, never look back … Goodbye,” another Facebook user wrote.Read Also: Islamic Feminist Asma Lamrabet Opens up About her ResignationLamrabet has not shared further details about what pushed her to leave Morocco, but last year was not her best.In 2018, the feminist made news headlines in Morocco after she decided to resign from the Mohammedia League for Scholars or Rabita Mohammedia of Oulamas due to disagreements over equality of inheritance between men and women.In a statement to Morocco World News last year, the feminist said, “I would say that my action, as a volunteer in the Rabita, for almost ten years had no other ambition than to serve my country and to promote this third way, that of a peaceful Islam, contextualized and in tune with universal humanist values compatible with our cultural values.”She also called on Moroccans to support “the legitimate rights of women for a Morocco of justice and equality.”In Islam,  a son inherits twice as much as a daughter, and similarly, a brother inherits twice the share of his sister. (However, in cases of uterine brothers and sisters, their shares will be equal.)Equality in inheritance has been a hot topic in Morocco. Moroccan activists and feminists are demanding reforms of the traditional inheritance system, and have continued to show determination in defending their stance.Born in 1961, Lamrabet is the founder of a working group for women’s issues and intercultural dialogue, and a major contributor to “Third Way” feminism, a movement that questions religious patriarchy and fights sexism in Islam.She is also the author of “Women and Men in the Qur’an,” in which she refutes and explains preconceived Islamobohic ideas about topics such as the treatment of Muslim women. read more


Economic and Social Council to focus on global job crisis at upcoming

In a new look at why more than half the world’s workforce cannot earn enough to lift themselves and their families out of extreme poverty, the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) will consider possible solutions that can generate productive employment and decent work as it opens its annual session in Geneva on Monday. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, in a report to the Council, said the issue is not just about jobs, but about employment that can generate sufficient income for individuals and households to move out of poverty. “Greater attention, therefore, needs to be paid to decent work, defined as opportunities for men and women to obtain productive work, in conditions of freedom, equity, security and human dignity.”At present, about half of the world’s work force lives in extreme poverty, is unable to earn enough to lift themselves and their families above the $2 a day poverty line. Despite major economic growth in many regions, the total number of “working poor” has remained virtually unchanged over the last decade at 1.4 billion. The employment issue has gained momentum ever since national leaders from across the globe agreed at last year’s UN World Summit that tackling the employment problem was essential to meeting the antipoverty Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). ECOSOC, which will open with a three-day ministerial session, will aim to influence countries and UN activities in pursuit of employment friendly policies. Its high-level discussions are expected to result in a joint agreement outlining the steps that countries can take, individually and collectively, to create more productive employment opportunities.In his report, Mr. Annan said the number of unemployed, globally, is increasing and in 2005, about 192 million people were out of work. But three times as many people are working at jobs that do not allow them to escape from extreme poverty of an income equivalent to $2 a day. Most of the working poor labour in rural areas and in the urban informal sector which now comprises one-half to three-quarters of non-agricultural employment in developing countries. Almost half of the world’s unemployed are young people, even though youth make up only a quarter of the working-age population.The report found that countries face the difficult task of creating and upgrading jobs at a time when the effective supply of labor has grown due to globalization, the participation of more people in the labor force and growing populations, particularly in many developing countries. Reviewing also the international economic situation, the session will hear from ranking officials from the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Trade Organization (WTO) and others at the UN. And at a time when the UN is implementing important reforms, the Council will consider new measures that will allow it to play a more aggressive role in addressing development issues, as well as determining whether the UN can, or should, restructure itself to better confront development challenges.Pakistan’s Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz and Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg will present keynote addresses on the employment problem, along with Tunisian Labour Minister Chadli Laroussi and Juan Somavía, Director General of the International Labour Organization (ILO). ECOSOC coordinates the work of the 14 UN specialized agencies, 10 functional commissions and 5 regional commissions, receives reports from ten UN funds and programmes and issues policy recommendations to the UN system and to Member States. The 54-member Council meets every year, alternating between New York and Geneva. The President of this year’s Council is Ambassador Ali Hachani of Tunisia. read more


Your Tips How to save money this January

first_imgAm making my own sourdough bread using a homemade grape starter for yeast. Therapeutic watching it form its bubbles and doing all that kneading!OU812: Do a food audit every two months of your larder presses & freezer(s). Make a list then go to the like of what you want to use & it’ll give you recipesPodge:Cut out fizzy drinks for the kids. Not only will you reduce the shopping bill but you will save a fortune at the dentist later. The taxpayer will also save a fortune in funding on diabetes clinics and healthcare costs further down the line. It bewilders me as to why parents let their loved ones drink cola and the like when it is so toxic to their health.Paddy Downey: Cutting back from two takeaway coffees per day to just one, saving over €400 per year (which is a bit frightening to realise). No, I won’t be giving up the other one just yet!Fiona Hurley: Buy higher quality clothing and shoes but fewer of them. For example, I bought two pairs of branded boots four years ago and I wear them for at least 8 months of each year and they’re still like brand new. I bought them online at a discount so I have two pairs of quality boots that cost me less than €150 all in. And I don’t have to keep buying boots every six months. Invest in a quality overcoat. Good underwear. Buy T-shirts and stuff like that in Penneys. That way you get the most out of the important pieces of clothing while still saving on more “disposable” clothing.Buy unbranded cleaning products in Lidl. They’re just as good as branded goods but cost way less. AS WE HIT the halfway point of January, many of our bank balances have been completely depleted and lunch meals are made up of leftover Christmas biscuits and tins of tuna.We’ve promised ourselves to be more savvy from now on so this doesn’t happen before the next cheque comes through the post. Drink less, quit smoking and dust off the bicycle are all on the ‘to-do immediately’ lists.To get real, we asked readers for their most useful money saving tips and they really came up with the goods. Here’s a few that we collected on Saturday and can’t wait to try:ShoppingJames Kiernan: Commit to using for two weeks (or as long as it takes) any food in your freezer or store cupboard items. You’ll be amazed at what you may have bought, still in a sell by date that can make meals. When that’s done never ever shop on an empty stomach plan the food for the week and make lists when shopping. Stick to it.Zoe Georgina: If you have a freezer, use it to buy food in bulk and cook in batches. Good meals for freezing include soups, lasagnas, and quiches. Avoid watery veg like tomatoes or aubergines. Buy a whole chicken instead of individual pieces. Cut down on meat, either by eating a few veggie meals a week or by bulking up the veg content of your meals. Heating and Electricity John Carroll: Install a solid fuel stove if you can. We installed one last September and now rarely use oil central heating. I reckon well save about €1,000 this winter.Florence Nightingale:Work out how much electric you use each week on average and pay it at the post office each week. (A little inconvenient I know but just take a paper bill in with you and add the money on). That way, when you get the bill, you’ll have little or nothing to pay. If you do this, you’ll have less money to squander on unnecessary things such as take-out coffee or expensive sandwiches.We pay the same whether winter or summer so we always end up with credit during the very cold winter months, which means we can switch an extra electric heater on without fear of a horrible bill coming our way. And with no lump sum of money to find every two months, it’s one less thing to stress about. Beware of false savings- as in buying cheap shoes, cheap clothes etc. Not saying you need designer gear but “upgrading” shops for your basics can actually save you. I stopped buying jumpers in Penneys and went to Next. I spend double on a jumper but it lasts four times longer.Fiona Hurley: For the girls: You don’t need fancy pink razors or fluffy makeup removal pads. Buy razors in the men’s aisle and big rolls of cotton wool in the baby section. Also, check out “mooncup” or “diva cup” for time-of-the-month.Florence Nightingale: If you like the cinema, go to early bird showings. I saw a showing of Gravity last year that cost me less than a fiver.AdministrationJohn Carroll: Complete tax return and claim everything you can.  We average €500 per annum tax rebate.James Kiernan:Do your MED 1 to the revenue on medical expenses. Even if you’re lucky enough to have private healthcare you can still do med 1 on the balance not refunded. The revenue will also then do a P21 balancing statement which could refund you more in overpaid taxes. Keep photocopies of any receipts. You don’t even need to send them in. One phone call will do.Wishie Jatt: If you are renting make sure you are claiming your rent relief back from Revenue every year if eligible. Always amazed at how many people I know don’t do it!Coin CollectingOU812:Do the 52 week savings challenge.Put the equivalent amount of euro to correspond to the week number away.E.G.Week 1 = €1Week 2 = €2The whole way along toWeek 51 = €51Week 52 = €52It adds up to almost €1,500 & gets you into a savings habit. Reuse and find a new use for as much as possible: glass jars are great for lots of things, old wine bottles make lovely water containers instead of plastic jugs in the fridge, put up your white Christmas lights somewhere instead of packing them away. Little touches that don’t cost much but make you less likely to get bored and want to completely redecorate.Ness Dakota: Buy your birthday or any cards in euro shops. I bought six cards for my nieces and nephews at 59c each. You’d pay over €3 each in general shops!Zoe Georgina: Cancel subscription TV and switch to free view.Will Hourihan (in response): Did this last year! We now receive all the British channels and all the Irish channels in HD without having to pay SKY for the privilege of having a crystal clear picture. We also have the facility to rewind and pause live TV. There are a lot of crap channels but let’s face it SKY had a lot of crap also.Honest Tom: Noreen Thompson: Grocery shop in the evening where possible to get some great discounts on foods close to use by date for immediate consumption or freeze them. I used to steer clear of ‘that’ shelf in better times but now it’s the 1st place I check when shopping, how times have changed! Have got some great deals from it though & feel foolish for being snobby about it before. Go on, give it go!DietMary Martin: Stephanie Crawford (in response): OU812, I’mdgoing this, but backwards. I put in €52 this week, will put in €51 next week etc. I find it’s too hard to find that €51, €52 in December!Cutting backJane Dickson: Ness Dakota: If your a massive tea/coffee drinker.. Boil a full kettle and put hot water into a flask.. Saves u reboiling the kettle several times in the evening… Kettle is pretty expensive to use!Holidays and EntertainmentJohn Carroll:Book summer holiday flights now and book accommodation afterwards. You’ll save another €1,000 for a family of five.Zoe Georgina: If you’re in Dublin get yourself a Cineworld subscription. €20 a month (direct debit) and you can go see as many movies as you want. Perfect for going and “doing something” but not spending tons of money.Florence Nightingale: Drive to the pub when going out. Then instead of drinking coke or club orange drink cordials. Drive home. Do that say 6 times a month, even 4 times a month and easily save €300.Other bits and bobsEmily Elephant: Get a bike. You’d be amazed how much you save in petrol or bus fares alone. If you do it enough, you can cancel the gym membership too. Of course the serious savings start if you can sell the car.Florence Nightingale: Wash your clothing inside out. It really does prolong the life of the garment.Open thread: What are your best money-saving tips?last_img read more


It has cost over €360000 to investigate this senators €2000 expense claims

first_imgIt has cost over €360,000 to investigate this senator’s €2,000 expense claims Sipo has ruled that Brian Ó Domhnaill contravened ethics legislation, something he has strongly denied. Brian Ó Domhnaill 21,401 Views No Comments Image: Facebook By Órla Ryan THE STANDARDS IN Public Office (Sipo) Commission has spent over €360,000 on its investigation into alleged duplication of expenses by a senator when he was a member of Donegal County Council (DCC).The expenses in question were claimed by Brian Ó Domhnaill between 2006 and 2007, and are believed to be in the region of €2, previously revealed almost €350,000 had been spent on the ivestigation. New documents released to us under the Freedom of Information Act show that another €12,000 was spent on the investigation before Sipo released its final report last month.As of mid-December, almost €362,000 had been spent on the case, including legal fees and translation costs.Last month, Sipo ruled that Ó Domhnaill had contravened ethics legislation. A report published on 15 December stated:The Standards Commission has found that Senator Ó Domhnaill contravened ethics legislation when, as a councillor, he submitted claims for travelling and subsistence expenses from two separate bodies for the same dates.“The investigation concerned nine alleged contraventions of ethics legislation, which arise from three sets of circumstances. The Standards Commission found against Senator Ó Domhnaill in regard to each of the alleged contraventions.”Following the report, Ó Domhnaill stepped down from the Fianna Fáil party but remained on as an independent senator.He has always denied any wrongdoing and categorically refused to accept Sipo’s findings, saying he plans to challenge the decision in the High Court.Most of the costs relate to High Court and Court of Appeal hearings connected to the case. Sipo won its claim for costs so the majority of the money is expected to be returned to the exchequer.Sipo’s senior counsel Lúan Ó Braonáin has submitted invoices for almost €90,000. Tens of thousands more have been paid out to barristers involved in the case for research, consultation and proofreading.The commission has also spent over €14,000 on translation services from Snasta.Additional translation and stenography fees were incurred, as were food expenses totalling over €330 on the day of the public hearing on 9 May 2016.At the time of publication, Ó Domhnaill had not responded to a request for comment.‘Great damage’ to his reputation The public hearing of Sipo in May heard Ó Domhnaill claimed travel and subsistence expenses from DCC for three meetings he attended in March, April and May 2006.The then councillor claimed travel and subsistence expenses from Údarás na Gaeltachta (Ú na G) for meetings taking place in other locations on the same dates. He denied any wrongdoing and told the hearing he filled out his expense claims “as honestly as he could”.In May, the senator said that “great damage” has been done to his name because of the investigation, but he believes he did the right thing in leaving conferences early to attend meetings in Donegal.Ó Domhnaill, who was nominated to the Seanad by then Taoiseach Bertie Ahern in 2007, said that it had “cost him more” in reputational damage and monetary costs than he could have hoped to claim in expenses.In 2016, he was re-elected to the Seanad’s Agricultural Panel.‘False, malicious attack’Ó Braonáin told the hearing in May that Ó Domhnaill claimed expenses for attending a DCC conference in Fairways Hotel in Dundalk, Co Louth from 9-11 March 2006, as well as expenses from Ú na G for attending a Donegal Sports Partnership (DSP) meeting in Letterkenny on 10 March.The then councillor and DSP chair claimed DCC expenses for attending an Institute of Public Administration training event in Carrickmacross, Co Monaghan from 26-27 April, and Ú na G expenses for attending a DSP meeting in Letterkenny on 27 April.The commission heard that Ó Domhnaill also claimed travel and subsistence expenses from DCC for attending a marine tourism conference in Carlingford, Co Louth from 30 May – 2 June 2006, and claimed Ú na G expenses for a DSP meeting in Dungloe, Co Donegal on 31 May.As such, Ó Domhnaill is alleged to have breached Section 168 of the Local Government Act and the Ethics in Public Office Act.Séamas Ó Tuathail, senior counsel for Ó Domhnaill, told the hearing the original complaint made against the senator was a “false, malicious attack”. The complaint stemmed from a letter sent to DCC from a person who described themselves as “a concerned citizen”.Language issuesIn May, Ó Braonáin recalled how the public hearing into the case was delayed on numerous occasions since 2012.Ó Braonáin said Ó Domhnaill “wanted to have his side of the case dealt with in Irish, which he was entitled to do”.The senator made a claim to the High Court regarding the language issues. He wanted members of the commission to be bilingual and able to conduct proceedings without the assistance of an interpreter. He argued that if this requirement could not be met his rights as an Irish speaker would be infringed.Ó Domhnaill also argued that the commission was not entitled to deal with the issues raised as they stemmed from an anonymous letter.In July 2015, the Court of Appeal cleared the way for the investigation.Comments are closed for legal reasons.Read: Standards Commission finds Fianna Fáil councillor wrongly claimed expensesRead: Fianna Fáil senator says he filed expense claims “as honestly as he could”center_img Sunday 22 Jan 2017, 7:45 AM Jan 22nd 2017, 7:45 AM Brian Ó Domhnaill Image: Facebook Share Tweet Email1 Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Outsourcing Mission Changes to Shape Installation of the Future

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR The Army’s real property footprint can be expected to evolve incrementally as past decisions about the role of the service’s installations continue to exert a critical influence on its infrastructure, according to an appendix in the Army’s new strategic framework for supporting its installation requirements.But several changes already are shaping the installation of the future, starting with a trend toward greater outsourcing for both installation and mission support activities. The extent to which an installation can rely on the surrounding community for support services — including housing, childcare, recreation and retail — will depend on local conditions. While quality-of-life for soldiers and their families needs to be considered, “managers should ensure that facilities on post are supporting needed missions, rather than needlessly duplicating existing off-post capabilities,” states Army Installations 2025. In cases when the Army decides to provide facilities for a particular service, officials should consider locations that will accommodate future outsourcing or public use, it adds. The same considerations should apply to decisions about the location of mission support facilities operated by contractors. Mission infrastructure that is not unique to the Army — such as offices and R&D facilities — likely will continue to be built and owned by the government. “Nevertheless, consideration should be given to future reuse scenarios, as well as the potential provision of facilities or services by the private sector,” according to the vision document. Planners also will need to account for the increased interest by communities in sharing municipal services and other resources. Access and security are other critical factors in installation planning. “Some facilities can be considered for placement outside the secure perimeter, or can be planned for future divestment by moving the perimeter,” the document states.While urban development increasingly comes into conflict with the mission at many installations, changes in weapons systems and other mission requirements can be expected to strain Army ranges and training areas. With opportunities to expand installations uncertain in the short term, the Army will need to focus on retaining existing capabilities and resolving potential land use conflicts with their host communities, the document concludes. last_img read more

KTR assures employment house for disabled

first_imgHyderabad: It was a fanboy moment for Sandeep when he met the TRS working president K T Rama Rao on Thursday. Sandeep Kumar, a differently-abled man from Mailardevpally village in Rangareddy district approached KTR on twitter asking for an employment opportunity. Sandeep’s disabilities never stopped him from honing new skills. One such skill he developed is operation of computer. He also learned to handle social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter. Using his social media skills, Sandeep tweeted to KTR. During their brief interaction, KTR was surprised when he learned that Sandeep himself created his Twitter account and tweeted to him. Also Read – Vemulawada school seized after road accident Advertise With Us KTR received Sandeep with a lot of affection and enquired about his health. KTR also enquired if Sandeep was receiving Aasara pension on time. Speaking on behalf of Sandeep, his mother Lakshmi requested KTR to provide employment to Sandeep and to which KTR immediately agreed and promised to provide Sandeep a data entry job in their village. On learning the family lives under dire conditions, KTR promised them a house under the housing scheme.last_img read more

US has 235000 Bangladeshi immigrants

first_imgThe number of Bangladeshi immigrants in the United States has increased 56 per cent in the past six years, according to 235,000 Bangladeshi immigrants live in the US, according to a 2016 estimate.A report by says the biggest jump in immigration percentages were primarily from South Asian countries during this period.America’s next-door neighbour Mexico, which was often being targetted for criticism by president Donald Trump since his campaign, witnessed a negative 1 per cent growth in its immigration to the US last year.The report said immigration from Nepal jumped a whopping 86 per cent; currently, more than 129,000 immigrants from Nepal reside in the US, a huge leap from 1990, when only 2,000 Nepalis immigrated to the US.The population of Pakistanis in the US increased by 28 per cent over the past six years to almost 383,000.However, India has sent the largest number of immigrants to the US over the past six years – more than 654,000, the report said referring to the Center for Immigration Studies in a report released on 16 October.last_img read more