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Man pushes ailing mother off terrace

first_imgIn the last week of September 2017, Rajkot Police received a complaint on the ‘accidental death’ of 64-year-old Jayshree Nathwani. It was believed that she had either committed suicide or had fallen from a terrace.Three months later, based on video footage and an anonymous letter they received, the police have arrested the deceased woman’s son, Sandip Nathwani, a lecturer in a college, for pushing her from the terrace of his apartment block.The video that surfaced on Friday shows the 36-year-old assistant professor taking his mother to the terrace of his residential building and pushing her from there. After he was confronted with the video footage, Mr. Nathwani broke down and confessed.He said his mother’s prolonged illness had led to frequent fights between him and his wife.last_img read more

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European Spallation Source ready to start construction

first_imgHaving secured about 97.5% of its construction money from 13 member countries, the European Spallation Source (ESS) has announced that it will break ground in Lund, Sweden, in the fall—more than a year later than first planned.“We are thrilled to be able to move ahead,” ESS Director-General Jim Yeck said in a statement on Friday. In February 2011, ESS’s 17 partner countries agreed to work together on the project, but each government then had to negotiate its contribution individually. “Each country went through its own independent process of deciding to join, and fund ESS, and that takes time.”ESS’s announcement came on the same day as Germany said it would pony up 11% of the construction’s €1.8 billion price tag, plus €15 million a year for operating costs thereafter. This was the tipping point to get the construction going, after similar agreements with other member countries in recent months. (The United Kingdom agreed in March to cover 10% of the costs, and Spain said in February that it would pay a 5% slice. 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Last month, for example, Germany withdrew from the Square Kilometre Array, a giant international radioastronomy project, seemingly because of “difficult national financial circumstances.” Another reason for the delay is that countries provide in-kind contributions and not only cash, which makes the negotiation process more complicated, Tindemans adds.ESS is a European project to build a high-power neutron source, producing very bright neutron beams to study the fine structure of materials. Instead of a nuclear reactor, ESS will use a proton beam colliding with a metallic target to produce the neutrons—a process known as spallation. The first experiments are expected to begin in 2023, with up to 3000 visiting scientists using the facility every year.At the moment, ESS is a public company owned by Sweden and Denmark. It has applied to become a European Research Infrastructure Consortium, which would be owned by all the member countries and enjoy privileged conditions, including tax exemptions.last_img read more

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MACT awards ₹ 22 lakh to Tata Motors staff left with 70% disability after road accident

first_imgTaking into account the loss of enjoyment of life and discomfort suffered by 34-year-old Ramchandra Shetty following an accident which left him permanently disabled, the Motor Accident Claims Tribunal, Pune recently ordered that he be paid a compensation of ₹22.50 lakh at 7% interest.Mr. Shetty, a mechanical engineer employed with Tata Motors as manager, was riding his motorcycle to work on the morning of February 5, 2011, when a tanker owned by Kishor Transport Service, and insured with ICICI Lombard, hit him and he sustained grievous injuries. He remained admitted in hospital for more than a month and his right leg had to be amputated from above the knee and implants fitted in the hand. This cost him ₹6.35 lakh, an artificial leg cost him ₹3.15 lakh. The estimated cost for the servicing of his amputated leg was ₹17,46 lakh. On March 14, 2012, Mr Shetty filed a claim in the tribunal seeking ₹70 lakh as compensation.Mr. Shetty’s advocate said he was unable to do any work due to 70% permanent disability. Dr. Shailesh Ratnaparkhi testified that Mr. Shetty would only be able to do a sitting job and there would be many difficulties as the artificial limb cannot be used for 24 hours a day.A senior team member at Tata Motors, deposed that Mr. Shetty was drawing a salary package of ₹ 7.75 lakh per annum and that the nature of his job involved moving from one place to another along the production line, which he could not do now. Counsel appearing for ICICI, contended that compensation could not be given on grounds of loss of future income as the employer had provided Mr. Shetty light-duty work without reducing his salary. He was also receiving annual increments.The tribunal comprising S.M. Menjoge, held that the accident occurred to the sole negligence of the driver of the tanker and said since there was no breach of insurance policy by Mr. Shetty, both ICICI Lombard and Kishor Transport Service are liable to pay a joint compensation of ₹22,50 lakh with 7% interest from 2012.last_img read more

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Last place Suns add to Lakers’ woes

first_imgThe four-time league MVP was frustrated at times with Phoenix’s defense and his team’s inability to hang with the NBA’s worst team.But, as he has so many times, James tried to lead the Lakers back.With Los Angeles trailing by 14 with 6:06 left, James scored on a three-point play, hit a 3-pointer and kicked out to Brandon Ingram for a corner 3 on the break. He followed with a dunk off a baseline drive to get the Lakers within 112-109.Los Angeles got no closer, losing a game it couldn’t afford to lose while fighting for a playoff spot.“We needed this game for obvious reasons,” said James, who had 27 points, 16 assists and nine rebounds. “It is just unfortunate with the opportunities we’ve had that we haven’t been able to seize the opportunity.”ADVERTISEMENT Ayton had 26 points, 10 rebounds and primary defensive duties against James, helping the Suns hold off the Los Angeles Lakers 118-109 Saturday night.“That was a fun game,” Ayton said. “I’m going to sleep well tonight.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesPhoenix lost the first three games this season against Los Angeles by double digits, but had the Lakers a bit discombobulated through three quarters in the season series finale.The Suns’ defense on James, led by Ayton, helped. Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem LATEST STORIES UFC 235: Kamaru Usman wins welterweight belt, Ben Askren chokes out Robbie Lawler in debut 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 P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Phoenix Suns forward Kelly Oubre Jr., left, dives for a loose ball in front of Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, March 2, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)PHOENIX — The Phoenix Suns took a unique approach to guarding LeBron James, putting 7-foot-1 center Deandre Ayton on him.James got his numbers, but the Suns frustrated the Lakers’ star and were able to push back when he tried to lead a late charge.ADVERTISEMENT 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crashcenter_img P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end The Suns appeared as if they would wilt down the stretch, as they had done so many times.Instead, Phoenix shut down the Lakers and made six free throws in the final 52 seconds to win for the second time in three games following a 17-game losing streak.Devin Booker added 25 points for the Suns.“We showed we can close games, execute in crunch time, having enough discipline,” Suns coach Igor Kokoskov said. “They we were coming hard at us.”Both teams were in the second game of a back-to-back.The Lakers lost 131-120 to Milwaukee after the Bucks closed the game on a 15-2 run.The Suns followed their first win in six weeks with a 130-116 loss to New Orleans, allowing the Pelicans to hit 16 3-pointers and shoot 67 percent in the second half.The Lakers won the last meeting against Phoenix 116-102, despite playing without James, Lonzo Ball and Kyle Kuzma.The Suns got off to a much better start in the season series finale against the Lakers, leading by 10 and making 13 of 19 shots in the first quarter.Phoenix stretched the lead to 14 early in the second quarter, but Los Angeles used a late run to pull within 66-59 by halftime. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte The Suns: Host the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The Suns continued to frustrate James and the Lakers in the third quarter, stretching the lead to 95-78 behind Booker’s 12 points.Midway through the fourth quarter, James led a push, but the Suns shoved back.“We need to be better. We need to be a lot better,” Lakers coach Luke Walton said. “I am happy with the fight we showed in the fourth quarter, but where we are at in the season, that is the desperation that we need to start the game with.”MCGEE’S LIFTLooking for a lift after Ayton dominated early, Walton turned to 7-footer JaVale McGee. He responded by hitting all 10 of his shots while scoring 21 points and grabbing seven rebounds.TIP-INSLakers: Ball missed his 16th straight game with a bone bruise and sprained left ankle suffered in a collision with Houston’s James Harden on Jan. 19. … James passed Kobe Bryant (11,719) for fifth on the NBA’s all-time field goals list. He made 10 against the Suns, giving him 11,726. … G Lance Stephenson missed his second straight game with a left foot sprain. … G Rajon Rondo had four assists and passed Deron Williams (6,819) for 20th on the NBA’s all-time assists list.Suns: Phoenix had a rough night from the 3-point arc, going 6 for 26, but made 66 percent of their two-point shots. … The Suns are 1-9 on the second game of a back-to-back. … Phoenix made 34 of 40 free throws, both season highs.UP NEXTThe Lakers: Host the Clippers on Monday. MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

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Track stars to say so long to Bolt,Track stars to say so long to Bolt

first_imgPublished on A file photo of Usain Bolt of Jamaica smiling as he looks back at his competition, whilst winning the 100-meter semi-final sprint, at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Bolt is regarded as the fastest human ever timed. He is the first person to hold both the 100-meter and 200-meter world records since fully automatic time became mandatory. — Reuters COMMENT 0 SHARE March 18, 2017 SHARE SHARE EMAILcenter_img Britain’s Mo Farah and Kenya’s David Rudisha are among the athletes who will compete in the Racers Track Club Grand Prix on June 10, the final Jamaican competition for superstar Usain Bolt, organisers said.The two are part of a star-studded international athletics field who will join the retiring Bolt for the meeting at Kingston’s National Stadium.Farah is the most successful British athlete in modern Olympic Games history having won gold in the 5,000 metres and 10,000m at both the 2012 and 2016 Summer Games. Rudisha, the reigning 800m Olympic champ and South Africa’s 400m world record holder Wayde van Niekerk are also in the field.“It will be my last competition on home soil. I might shed a tear even though I’m not an emotional person as I close out where it started on Jamaican soil,” said Bolt of the event which is being dubbed “Salute to a Legend.”The reigning Olympic 100m and 200m champion announced earlier that he was unlikely to compete in the upcoming IAAF World Relays in the Bahamas set for April 22-23.As the reigning world sprint champ, Bolt qualifies automatically for the World Championships in London and will not take part at the Jamaican Championships qualifying event in June.The 30-year-old is busy training for the final few months of his career, which will end with his retirement after the World Championships.Bolt successfully defended his Olympic 100m, 200m and 4x100m crowns at last year’s Rio de Janeiro Games. athletics A file photo of Usain Bolt of Jamaica smiling as he looks back at his competition, whilst winning the 100-meter semi-final sprint, at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Bolt is regarded as the fastest human ever timed. He is the first person to hold both the 100-meter and 200-meter world records since fully automatic time became mandatory. — Reuters × COMMENTSlast_img read more

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ICC announces three-year partnership with Hublot

first_imgDubai, May 24 (PTI) The ICC today announced a long term deal with luxury brand Hublot, which will include all ICC events to 2020. Hublot have previously partnered with the ICC on one off events including the Cricket World Cup 2015 and World T20 2016 and have now moved to a long-term partnership. The agreement will mean Hublot supply watches for the Player of the Match in semi-finals and finals at all ICC major events as well as the Player of the Tournament award. The partnership also enables Hublot to connect with cricket fans throughout the world with cricket centered fan- focused activations through the ICC digital channels. This marks a major strategic commitment to cricket by Hublot, complementing their overall sports portfolio. ICC Chief Executive David Richardson said:”We are delighted that one of our established tournament partners has extended their support of cricket over the longer-term and joined the ICC?s existing family of major global brands. The prestige of the Hublot brand is well aligned with the ICC.” “The size, scale and reach of our sport and ICC events in key markets for Hublot means we can deliver significantly enhanced brand values to our partners through our cumulative global reach of almost 5 billion.” “Being able to present Hublot watches to the player of the match and player of the tournament at all ICC mens and womens events enables us to recognize outstanding contributions of these players in a meaningful way.” Ricardo Guadalupe, Hublot CEO, commented: “Hublot has once again proven itself as the first and unique luxury watch brand to enter the world of cricket. This sport will round off our worldwide marketing presence. “After partnering with the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, the ICC World Twenty20 2016 and continuing to work with ambassadors such as Michael Clarke (Australia) and Rohit Sharma (India), I am especially delighted and proud that Hublot is the ICC Official Timekeeper partner.” PTI KHS KHSadvertisementlast_img read more

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Opponents know what I’m capable of: Chris Gayle

first_imgOpponents know what I’m capable of: Chris GayleUniverse Boss Chris Gayle has termed himself as the most dangerous batsman in the world and that he will be the force to reckon with during the 2019 World Cupadvertisement Asian News International MelbourneMay 22, 2019UPDATED: May 22, 2019 16:10 IST Chris Gayle is confident that his opponents are scared of him (Photo: AP)HIGHLIGHTSChris Gayle will be playing his 5th World CupGayle had scored 326 sixes in IPL, crossing the 300-markWest Indies start their World Cup campaign against Pakistan on May 31West Indies destructive batsman Chris Gayle is all pumped for the forthcoming ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup saying that the bowlers know about his capabilities and they know he is the ‘most dangerous batsman’.”Youngsters coming at my head – it’s not as easy as it was like one time before. I was quicker then. But they’ll be weary. They know what the Universe Boss is capable of. I’m sure they will have it in the back of their mind, ‘Hey, this is the most dangerous batsman they’ve ever seen in cricket’,” Cricket.com.au quoted Gayle, as saying.Gayle is also very confident in saying that opponents are scared of him, however, they just opt not to admit this on camera.”Can’t you tell? You go ask them. Go ask them on camera. They’re going to say, no, they’re not scared.But you ask them off the camera, they going to say, ‘Yeah, he’s the man. He’s the man.’ They’re going to say, ‘he’s the man’,” he said. “But they won’t say it (on camera), they won’t be frank and upfront and say, ‘Listen to me straight up, Chris Gayle is the man,” he added.Universe Boss Gayle has hammered 326 sixes in Indian Premier League (IPL), most by any player. Surprisingly, no other player has even reached the 300-mark as the second positioned batsman, AB de Villiers has just 212 sixes.The 39-year old also said that it is hard to quit if you enjoy the sport while expressing that it is just the World Cup title which will satisfy him.advertisement”If you’re enjoying it, it’s always easy (to keep playing) and I’m enjoying it. I’ve been having a lot of fun on the field, and it’s a great bunch of guys as well – that’s important,” he said.”There’s nothing to go out there and prove, the only thing that would be nice is to win the World Cup,” Gayle added.West Indies will compete with Pakistan for their first World Cup 2019 clash on May 31.Also Read | World Cup 2019: Buttler is England’s dangerman, says PontingAlso Read | India knocked out of Sudirman Cup after 0-3 loss to ChinaAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow Chris GayleFollow west indiesFollow World Cup 2019last_img read more

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Shmaltz Brewing Turns 21 Years Old and Celebrates Hanukkah at the Same Time

first_imgShmaltz Brewing Company/FacebookShmaltz Brewing Company turns the magical, legal drinking age of 21 this winter. The brewery is perhaps best known as being the country’s only “Jewish celebration beer company,” proudly naming its beers with religion-based puns like She’Brew, Hop Manna, and Genesis. But it’s not all marketing hype at Shmaltz. The Clifton Park, New York-based brewery is the winner of more than 40 awards and has a devoted fanbase. After paying its dues with 17 years as a contract brewer, Shmaltz now boasts more than 30 staff members and a thriving brewhouse of 40,000 square feet. The Shmaltz team is marking this holiday season the best way it knows how, with the return of Hanukkah, Chanukah: Pass The Beer and the debut of Jewbelation 21.Schmaltz Brewing Company/Facebook Schmaltz Brewing Company/FacebookHanukkah, Chanukah: Pass The Beer is a mouth-full in name and taste. It earned a silver medal in the World Beer Championships and celebrates the eight nights of Hanukkah with eight malts, eight hops, and 8 percent ABV. What really sets this beer apart is the base style of a golden strong ale paired with cocoa nibs. It may seem like an odd juxtaposition, but it really works. The diverse malt base remains easy drinking and the chocolate blends with the honey sweetness for an excellent lighter-bodied holiday beer alternative.Schmaltz Brewing Company/Facebook Schmaltz Brewing Company/FacebookJewbelation 21 also works some basic math into its recipe, by utilizing 10 malts and 11 hops. The Dark American Strong Ale is a hefty 12.1 percent ABV  and is available in 22 ounce bottles. Released as an anniversary beer every winter, expect a thick, chewy, and undeniably complex beer akin to a barleywine with notes of dark fruits, coffee, and cherry wood.Throughout December 2017, Shmaltz will host a series of special nights across the country in honor of its 21st birthday. Events include 8 Crazy Nights in St. Petersburg, FL, a Hanukkah Versus Christmas Dinner in Decatur, GA, plus tap takeovers and themed promotions in Seattle, St. Louis, North Carolina, Massachusetts, and across Shmaltz’s home state of New York.Feature image courtesy of Shmaltz Brewing Company/Facebook. The McMenamins Effect: How 2 Brothers Helped Start Beervana Getting to Know the Lithuanian Beer Scene Why Tea and Beer Go Well Together (and 5 Tea Beers to Try) The Best Fresh Hop Beers to Celebrate the Hop Harvest The Best Lodges in the U.S. for Drinking and Relaxing Editors’ Recommendations last_img read more

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UPDATE: Ocean Drover Fire Contained

first_imgWorld Maritime News Staff, October 10, 2014; Image: MUA zoom Ocean DroverAfter over 18 hours the fire on board the livestock carrier Ocean Drover in Fremantle Harbour WA, Australia, has been extinguished.One Filipino seafarer remains in a critical condition after sustaining burns and smoke inhalation after yesterday’s fire.Another two seafarers who were taken to hospital have been cleared for release and will join the other 52 crew in accommodation being provided by the Australian shipping company – Wellard, according to the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA).International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) Inspector Keith McCorriston said the fire took more than 18 hours to extinguish and he believes the ship will be unable to sail in its current condition.Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) crews are continuing thermal monitoring this morning and the work of assessing the cause of the fire and extent of the damage will begin once safe entry is available, the Freemantle Ports said in a release.“At about 0900 on 9 October, a fire was reported to have started in the ship’s accommodation. The ship’s crew and local authorities responded to the fire. All the crew were accounted for and one crew member was sent to a hospital ashore for treatment to burns,” the Australian Transport Bureau’s report from yesterday said.Ocean Drover, the world’s largest, purpose-built livestock carrier, is operated by Singapore-based Wellard Ships.The vessel was scheduled to load 6,000 cattle and take on more livestock in Darwin next week before heading to Indonesia.The extent of the damage is unknown, however, ATSB assigned the fire with “serious incident” category.Managing director of Wellard, Mauro Balzarini,  told ABC that the vessel will be out of action for months.Fortunately, there were no livestock on board when the fire started.The ATSB has commenced an investigation into this accident. The Bureau said it would designate an investigation team to collect relevant evidence including interviewing directly involved parties.Report on the investigation is expected by September 2015.The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) says that the major blaze on board the livestock carrier Ocean Drover in Fremantle once again shows the dangers of sub-standard Flag of Convenience (FOC) shipping.ITF Australia Co-ordinator Dean Summers said  around 70 seafarers from the Philippines and India work on the vessel, which is Australian-owned, managed in Croatia, and flagged in Singapore.“As always our first concern is for the seafarers who are often forced to live in unsafe, cramped and dangerous conditions,” Mr Summers said.“The crew does not have the appropriate ITF agreement to guarantee minimum pay and conditions for those working on board the vessel.“Unfortunately the Australian owners have used the FOC system which has been at the centre of serious problems in the region.”The ship owners, Wellard Estates, also operate two sister ships – the Ocean Swagman and Ocean Outback – which also trade to south-east Asia Australia under the same arrangements, according to MUA.The departure of two ships  was delayed  yesterday but the Inner Harbour  was re-opened to shipping  at 4 p.m. yesterday afternoon. Cargo handling operations have resumed at the Fremantle port, the port authority said this morning.last_img read more

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Province Invests in Guysborough Company

first_imgThe province is helping Authentic Seacoast Company expand its operations and create new jobs in rural Nova Scotia. Jim Boudreau, MLA for Guysborough-Sheet Harbour, on behalf of Economic and Rural Development and Tourism Minister Percy Paris, announced today, Sept. 13, a $1.19-million Nova Scotia Jobs Fund investment in Authentic Seacoast Distilling Company Ltd., that is expected to create 35 new jobs in Guysborough. “We understand the importance of investing in our businesses and helping them remain productive and competitive,” said Mr. Boudreau. “By helping this successful and important employer in Guysborough, we are growing the economy and supporting jobs in rural Nova Scotia.” The investment is a $1-million forgivable loan and a capital incentive of $191,000. The $2.7-million project will allow the company to create an artisan distillery in the town of Guysborough that will operate year round. Authentic Seacoast Company is also starting a coffee roasting business and bakery and expects to double its workforce within the next five years. “We are honoured by this expression of confidence by the province in the Authentic Seacoast Company, and our longstanding efforts to create a notable destination and enterprise, leading to meaningful and sustainable employment growth in Guysborough County,” said Glynn Williams, president/CEO of Authentic Seacoast Distilling Company Ltd. “We are looking forward to joining other artisan-scale distillers in the country, as we create distinctive products that appeal to consumers looking for a connection to the people and place that their purchases originate.” Authentic Seacoast Distilling Company Ltd. is part of the Authentic Seacoast Group, wholly owned by Mr. Williams. The group owns and operates a number of Guysborough businesses, including DesBarres Manor Inn, the Rare Bird Pub and Eatery, Osprey Shores Golf Resort, Authentic Seacoast Brewery, Harbour Belle Bakery and Full Steam Coffee Company. “We hope that our products will serve as ambassadors for Nova Scotia and Guysborough, and that we will be able to share a wee dram with those who come to experience the East Coast as It’s Meant to Be,” said Mr. Williams. The Nova Scotia Jobs Fund pursues investment opportunities for communities in transition, industry sectors, regional support, small businesses programs, infrastructure and large industrial ventures.last_img read more

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D Raja appointed new CPI general secretary

first_imgNew Delhi: Rajya Sabha MP D Raja was appointed as the general secretary of the Communist Party of India (CPI) on Sunday. The veteran leader, who replaced S Sudhakar Reddy, said the party’s fight against “retrograde” forces would continue. “The country is going through a critical period under the fascist regime of (Prime Minister) Narendra Modi. The Left might have lost seats in the Lok Sabha election and might have been reduced to a smaller force in Parliament, but it does not mean that we have shrunk within the country or our ideological and political influence has shrunk,” Raja told a press conference here. Also Read – Squadrons which participated in Balakot air strike awarded citations on IAF Day “We are the hope for the people of this country,” he added. Raja said the Left parties would continue to fight against the “retrograde policies” of the present government. “The BJP government may have won the electoral battle but not the social or the political one. We want all communist parties to come together. We will have to rework our strategies. That’s what our parties are trying to do,” he said. Raja was unanimously chosen as Reddy’s successor at a three-day meeting of the CPI National Council, the top decision-making body of the party, earlier this week. The change in leadership comes after the party’s worst-ever performance in the 2019 Lok Sabha election. Reddy, who stepped down as the CPI general secretary due to ill health, was also present at the press conference.last_img read more

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Brazils Petrobras to be led by privatization advocate

first_imgRIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil’s president-elect is appointing a pro-market reformer to lead the state oil company Petrobras.The government’s Agencia Brasil on Monday confirmed the appointment of Roberto Castello Branco, a former director of mining company Vale.Castello Branco has advocated privatizing Petrobras, which would be unpopular in sectors that depend on subsidized pricing.Fuel prices set by Petrobras were at the centre of a major trucking strike earlier this year that brought Latin America’s largest nation to a halt.Castello Branco was a board member of Petrobras in 2015 and 2016. He is currently a professor at Fundacao Getulio Vargas, a university and business-focused think-tank .Castello Branco is a long-time friend of Paulo Guedes, expected to oversee widespread privatizations as the next finance minister.Bolsonaro’s administration takes over Jan. 1.Associated Press, The Associated Presslast_img read more

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Egyptian Woman Commits Suicide Because of Sexual Harassment

Fez- Last Wednesday, a 19-year-old Egyptian woman jumped off a bridge into the Nile River as a reaction to being sexually harassed in public.Civil society organizations condemned the act and called for a reform in the penal code concerning the gender disparity in order to help stop this endemic. The Egyptian media, however, has remained silent about the incident.The tragic event occurred when an anonymous man attacked the victim while she was walking with her friend, witnesses said.“The attacker did not stop hanging on and touching the victim on the bridge. She and I asked him to stop, but it was in vain. She threatened him, and then jumped into the water. A man tried to save her. She had already drowned when I tried to help,” a witness said. The police tried to hide the truth, but the ‘’I saw harassment’’ association confirmed that the cause of the suicide was street harassment.“Qasr al Nil police’s report concerning the incident is irresponsible and it should be examined. The police should be accused of absolute negligence, as they tried to hide the truth and pretend that the girl committed suicide because of family problems,” said the association in a communiqué.The communiqué also conveyed a direct message to Egyptian women encouraging them to defend themselves from sexual harassment: “You have the right to life, security, and dignity. Do not be ashamed of your body. Celebrate it instead. You are citizens in this country, and all the acts of violence committed against you are violations of human rights”.Sexual harassment in Egypt has become a significant threat to women’s integration into society, as lot of women have been attacked and raped since the Egyptian revolution in 2011.Edited by Timothy Filla read more

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Darfur Ban deplores attack resulting in death of African UnionUN peacekeeper

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today strongly condemned an attack on an African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) convoy that resulted in the death of a peacekeeper, and appealed to Sudanese authorities to ensure that those responsible are held to account.The convoy carrying civilian and military personnel was attacked on Monday evening by six to eight armed men in El Geneina, the capital of West Darfur.“The Secretary-General calls on the Government of Sudan to do its utmost to identify the perpetrators and to hold them accountable for this deadly attack,” his spokesperson said in a statement.Mr. Ban called on all sides involved in the Darfur conflict to respect the integrity of the blue helmets, while underscoring the UN’s commitment to continue peacekeeping, mediation and humanitarian efforts in the war-wracked region on the western flank of Sudan.UNAMID also called on the Sudanese authorities “to speedily investigate this wanton incident to bring the perpetrators to justice,” in a news release condemning the attack.Initial reports say the men opened fire without warning on the convoy, which comprised three vehicles, and stole one of the vehicles. Three military personnel were injured and taken to the El Geneina hospital, and subsequently evacuated by helicopter to the UNAMID hospital in Nyala, South Darfur, more than 300 kilometres from El Geneina. “One of the peacekeepers succumbed to his injuries shortly afterwards,” the Mission stated. A total of 5 UNAMID national and international civilian staff members, 2 non-UNAMID personnel, 13 military troops and 4 military police were involved in the incident, it added. “UNAMID emphasizes that peacekeepers are in Darfur to assist in restoring peace and stability to the region. Any attack on peacekeepers is an attack on peace itself.”Since January 2008, the Mission has been trying to quell the violence in Darfur, where an estimated 300,000 people have been killed and 2.7 million others displaced as a result of conflict pitting rebels against Government forces and allied Janjaweed militiamen since 2003.So far 14 military personnel and three civilian police have been killed as a result of hostile attacks in the strife-torn region.In addition, two of UNAMID’s civilian staff members were abducted from their home in the West Darfur town of Zalingei exactly one month ago. They have still not been released. 29 September 2009Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today strongly condemned an attack on an African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) convoy that resulted in the death of a peacekeeper, and appealed to Sudanese authorities to ensure that those responsible are held to account. read more

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New Acting Associate Dean ready to help Social Sciences realize potential

The Faculty of Social Sciences is pleased to announce the appointment of Dawn Zinga as Acting Associate Dean, Graduate Studies and Research.Zinga’s appointment follows the appointment of Diane Dupont as the Interim Dean of Graduate Studies. Dupont held the position of Associate Dean, Graduate Studies and Research in Social Sciences from July, 2013 until Dec. 31, 2017.“We are delighted to welcome Dawn to her new role,” said Ingrid Makus, Interim Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences. “We are grateful to her for stepping in and bringing her expertise and knowledge to serve the Faculty.”Thomas Dunk, Interim Provost and Vice-President, Academic, echoed Makus’ enthusiasm for Zinga’s appointment.“We are privileged to have Dawn step into the role,” said Dunk. “Her familiarity with interdisciplinary programs and research and with scholarship and teaching that serves First Nations students is an asset for the Faculty and for all of Brock University.”Zinga joined the Department of Child and Youth Studies in 2002 as an instructor, and by 2005, she held a tenure-track position in the department. In 2015, she became chair of the department — a position she had to leave to accept her appointment in the Dean’s office.A full professor and accomplished researcher and graduate supervisor, Zinga will now facilitate research activities oversee the Faculty’s eleven graduate programs, providing support to Graduate Program Directors and graduate students.Zinga said she’s excited to work more closely with faculty, staff and students throughout Social Sciences.“I believe that both the Faculty and Brock are at pivotal periods and poised to demonstrate the unique opportunities that our many programs have for graduate students,” she said. “I look forward to working collectively to ensure that potential is fully realized.”Makus also expressed gratitude to Diane Dupont for her years of service.“Diane’s dedication to research excellence, commitment to graduate student success, and leadership in moving the Faculty forward on all fronts have been simply outstanding. We are grateful for her extensive contributions to the flourishing of the Faculty and the University and wish her all the best in her new role in the Faculty of Graduate Studies.”Dupont said she enjoyed her time as Associate Dean.“It gave me the opportunity to better understand the broad spectrum of research being undertaken by faculty and students at Brock,” she said. “I particularly enjoyed chairing MA thesis defences and hearing about the many lines of inquiry being investigated by graduate students.”Dupont also expressed gratitude to the many faculty members who provided valuable service in support of research and graduate activities, and to her colleagues in the Dean’s office. read more

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Ryan Shazier Im leaning towards staying at Ohio State

Junior linebacker Ryan Shazier (left) hits Connor Cook after he releases a pass during the Big Ten Championship Game Dec. 7 in Indianapolis. OSU lost, 34-24. Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorOhio State junior linebacker Ryan Shazier said that although he has not made a decision on whether to forego his senior season and enter the 2014 NFL Draft, he is “leaning towards staying” in school.“Right now I’m dead flat in the middle. I don’t know what I’m going to do,” Shazier said Friday. “If I would say anything I would probably be leaning towards staying.”Shazier, a first team All-Big Ten selection by both the coaches and media, totaled 12 tackles in OSU’s 34-24 loss to Michigan State Dec. 7 in the Big Ten Championship Game. He led the conference in tackles during the regular season, tallying 122 total to go along with five and a half sacks.The No. 7 Buckeyes (12-1, 8-1) are set to play No. 12 Clemson (10-2, 7-1) in the Orange Bowl Jan. 3 after losing to the Spartans and missing out on a chance to play for the BCS National Championship. Shazier said that will not play a factor into his decision for next year.“This season’s really not playing much of a role in me coming back. It’s just the outcome of whether the coaches and everybody say that’s what’s best for me and my family, what’s best for us,” Shazier said. “I’m just going to look at the evaluations and whatever we just feel is the best decision … how much school I have left, what is the best circumstance. I’m just going to look at everything and how that plays out then make my decision.”A projected first-round pick by CBS Sports, Shazier has been a vital part to the OSU defense during his three years in Columbus. The chance of being selected that high, though, is also not on his mind.“To be honest I really don’t even know right now. I’m not even really focusing up on that I’m just focusing on the game,” Shazier said. read more

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CocaColas Happy Holidays truck tour should be banned say health experts

first_imgHowever Coca-Cola Great Britain said the tour was in line with its “responsible marketing policy”.“We do not provide drinks to under 12s unless their parent or guardian is present and happy for us to do so,” said a spokesman.”The fact is, as government data shows, sugar intake from soft drinks by both children and teenagers continues to decline and consumption of full sugar soft drinks in general has fallen by 44 per cent since 2002.”We will continue to take actions to help people to reduce the sugar they consume from our range of drinks, but the evidence suggests the current focus on sugar and soft drinks alone will not address the problem.” In an open letter, experts including five public health directors and the current president of the Faculty of Public Health, Prof John Middleton, said they were “disappointed and concerned” that Coca-Cola used the holiday period to promote sugar.“Their drinks play a major role in the soaring obesity and type 2 diabetes figures which place a huge and growing strain on the NHS,” the letter said.Writing in the British Medical Journal, Mr Ireland added: “The truck is just the latest of Coca-Cola’s campaigns to become a holiday brand and, indeed, to help brand Santa Claus himself.“Should this form of advertising and marketing be banned, given the growing evidence of the effect that marketing of unhealthy food and drink has on children?“We believe it should and will continue to push for national action from organisations such as Public Health England to stop similar campaigns next Christmas.” Many people turned out over Christmas to have their picture taken with the Coca-Cola truck Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Coca-Cola’s “Happy Holidays” truck tour should be banned next Christmas because it promotes unhealthy living to children, a group of 108 health experts have said.Over Christmas the lorry visited various locations in Britain offering free cans of fizzy drink, which contain nearly four teaspoons of sugar.But Robin Ireland, director of food charity Food Active, said Coca-Cola was trying to “hijack Christmas” and bring the gift of bad teeth and obesity to children. Show more Data released in November from the National Child Measurement Programme for England showed that nearly one in five 10 to 11-year-olds was obese in the last academic year, with more than one in three (34.2 per cent) now described as overweight or obese.In 2015-16, 19.8 per cent of Year 6 children were obese, meaning they had a body-mass index of 30 or above, a sharp rise on the 19.1 per cent the year before.Last week Public Health England also warned that most children had already eaten half of their daily sugar allowance before they even got to school. Many people turned out over Christmas to have their picture taken with the Coca-Cola truck We do not provide drinks to under 12s unless their parent or guardian is present and happy for us to do soCoca-Cola spokesmanlast_img read more

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Busy times for Duratray with global SDB deliveries

first_imgThese continue to be busy times for Suspended Dump Body specialist, Duratray. The SDB in its various forms combines impact-resistant, shock absorption features and the abrasion-resistant properties of a rubber wear mat and a combination of specialised steels. Variants of the SDB have also been proposed in other mining applications, such as to act as liners in the hopper beds of mobile in-pit truck-loaded sizer stations.In terms of recent deliveries, in Russia at Severstal’s Kostomuksha iron ore mine in Karelia, the first ten 161 m3 CAT 793D bodies have been delivered – the attached photo shows one of the trucks being loaded with an IZ-Kartex EKG-20 shovel. Elsewhere, Newcrest-Lihir and FQML have recently purchased additional CAT 785 SDBs at their operations in PNG and Zambia respectively; while in Canada, De Beers Canada at Gahcho Kué has commissioned four Komatsu 830E SDBs to bring their fleet to 12 units as that mine continues its ramp-up; delivery was via the Ice Road. Finally, Duratray has recently delivered two SDBs and five steel bodies to Downer Mining for the Bowen Basin coalfields; the trucks are near new Komatsu 930E-4SE units which were relocated from the now closed CNR Bloom Lake mine in Canada.last_img read more

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Women Buying AntiPervert Flamethrowers to Protect Themselves from Men

first_img Sexual harassment and molestation are huge problems the world over, but women in China are not fucking around. They have started purchasing portable flame throwers en masse as a creep defense. These devices can hit thousands of degrees and belch flames up to 20 feet. They aren’t too expensive, either — running between $10 and $40.These are pitched as necessities for protection. “No matter where we stand, we can protect [ourselves” one advert reads. Obviously these can do some serious damage, potentially leaving permanent scars, but clearly, the problem is bad enough to warrant extreme measures.According to the Telegraph, one vendor told the Beijing Youth Daily that they “can leave a permanent scar, but are a legal, non-lethal tool. Not a weapon.”That line does somewhat conflict with other marketing messages, however. “At that crucial moment, could… become an anti-terror SWAT,” one site reads.Manufacturers claim they are largely responding to demand. As summer began in China, sexual harassment complaints peaked. Women wanted more and more ways to defend themselves after other methods proved ineffective for dissuasion. So, now flame-throwers are a thing.But, while I have no doubt that the issue is bad enough to warrant miniaturized flamethrowers, it’s also worth noting that these things aren’t exactly safe for the user, either. It’s the old lightsaber problem. Yeah, you’re now wielding something pretty ferocious, but if you’re not real careful, you could set yourself on fire, too. And that’s not to mention the issues people have while carrying them around. The switches could go off accidentally — lighting the user on fire.I won’t try to tell people not to do something that makes them feel safe, but considering risk is important. Plus, Chinese officials say that it is illegal to send these things through post — which many online shops have been doing. It’s possible, then, that they might not be available for long. So if you’re gonna get one… probably do it now.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on target China’s First Cloned Kitten Created By Beijing-Based CompanyWatch: Monkey Uses Rock to Shatter Glass Enclosure at China Zoo last_img read more

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BNP defends Khosrus conversation

first_imgMirza Fakhrul Islam AlamgirBangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Sunday defended the leaked telephonic conversation of the party’s senior leader Amir Khosru Mahmud Chowdhury.“The telephonic conversation of Amir Khosru is not an offence,” Mirza Fakhrul told a media briefing at the party’s Naya Paltan central office after police raided the house of BNP standing committee member Amir Khosru last night.A case was filed against BNP standing committee member Amir Khosru in the port city of Chattogram under the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Act and Special Powers Act on Saturday night after a reported audio clip of telephonic conversation between Amir Khosru and an unknown boy over intensifying the ongoing student movement went viral on Facebook and YouTube.“I didn’t listen to the conversation. But what I’ve heard he asked: ‘Why are you sitting idle? Take to the streets with students’. This is not an offence, because entire Bangladesh is with the students. People from across the country have taken to the streets. What is the offence?” said Fakhrul.He, however, alleged that manufacturing such audio clip with fake voice is not uncommon.Alleging that Khosru’s house was attacked, the BNP secretary general said such an attack is tantamount to an attack on democracy.He also condemned Saturday’s attack on the US ambassador in Dhaka Marcia Bernicat and said, “Attack on the US ambassador means an attack on the United States.”last_img read more

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