The Aam Aadmi Party MLA from Roopnagar, Amarjit Singh Sandoa, joined the Congress here on Saturday. Earlier Nazar Singh Manshahia, the AAP MLA from Mansa, had joined the Congress on April 29.Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said the Congress had got a major boost as a result of the wave of exodus from members of various opposition parties in the State — a clear endorsement, he claimed, of his government’s path-breaking initiatives in the last two years.“AAP national president Arvind Kejriwal’s autocratic style of functioning and the chaos in the State wing of the party was making its legislators feel suffocated, motivating them to shift to the Congress, which was completely focused on development of the State and welfare of its people,” said the Chief Minister. Capt. Amarinder said the mood in the State was clearly in favour of the Congress and its ‘Mission 13’, aimed at a complete sweep of the parliamentary seats in Punjab for the party.
New Delhi, Sep 18 (PTI) Honda Cars India Ltd (HCIL) is recalling around 2.24 lakh units of its premium sports utility vehicles — CR-V, sedans Civic, City and hatchback Jazz, manufactured between 2003 and 2012 — to replace faulty airbag inflators in the largest such exercise in the country. Under the recall, which is a part of its parent Hondas global initiative to replace the faulty airbags, HCIL will voluntarily replace airbag inflators of 2,23,578 vehicles of previous generations of CR-V, Civic, City and Jazz, the company said in a statement. The exercise will cover 13,073 units of CR-V manufactured between 2004-11; 54,290 units of Civic sedan produced between 2003-2012; 1,40,508 units of its popular sedan City made between 2007 and 2012 and 15,707 units of premium hatchback Jazz manufactured between 2009 and 2011, it added. “The replacement would be carried out free of cost at HCIL dealerships across India in a phased manner, starting October 12, 2015 and the company will communicate with customers directly,” HCIL said. Globally, Honda had announced recall of over two million units to replace faulty airbags provided by its supplier Takata Corp. Automobile manufacturers have been recalling vehicles on safety issues since industry body Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) initiated a voluntary policy in July 2012. A total of 10,85,064 vehicles have been recalled so far in India by various companies ever since it started. As per SIAM data, the previous biggest recalls in India were by Ford of about 1.66 lakh units of its Figo and Fiesta classic models in September 2013 and General Motors recall of 1.55 lakh units of Beat, Spark and Enjoy models in July this year. PTI MSS RKL MKJadvertisement
“When there was dew, I didnt bowl. Its better you “When there was dew, I didnt bowl. Its better you ask the question to someone who actually bowled. To be very honest, I dont know how it felt with the dew on. Its very amusing. Because in the first 12 balls I bowled, I created a wicket-opportunity as well. Its quite surprising how you phrase your question,” Indias top spin bowler had retorted. The raging debate has continued with Dhoni not utilising Ashwins bowling to the fullest extent in the IPL too so far. He has bowled 30 overs in 10 games, instead of the full quota of 40, and has only three wickets to show for. In the last game that RPS lost against Royal Challlengers Bangalore on May 7, the off spinner was brought on to bowl the 17th over for a lost cause as RCB easily chased RPSs total of 191 with seven wickets and three balls to spare. Meanwhile, another former pacer – left arm bowler Nannes, was of the opinion that normal playing conditions would be rolled out in future, in comparison to the greenish pitch at Adelaide on which Australia played against Trans-Tasman rivals New Zealand in the epoch-making first-ever day-night Test match last November. “I was there and it was a greenish-looking pitch that never deteriorated and the outfield was also green. They (authorities) did not want the (pink) ball to lose its colour quickly. But going forward I expect normal Test playing conditions (in future day-night games),” said the former Australia left-arm pacer. In a low-scoring game, Australia came out on top of New Zealand by three wickets in the history-making third and final Test to clinch the rubber 2-0 last November. Asked which South African, from his era, would have been an ideal T20 player, 49-year-old Cullinan said former Proteas skipper, the late Hansie Cronje, would have fitted the bill. “Hansie Cronje would have been a very good T20 player. He could hit big shots and bowl tight spells. Others such as Allan Donald and Jonty Rhodes would also have done well,” said the one-time stylish batsman who amassed over 4500 runs in 70 Tests for his country before retiring in 2001. PTI SSR NRB AT BSadvertisement
Marvel Stadium in Melbourne was on Sunday evacuated hours before the start of the Big Bash League final between Melbourne Renegades and Melbourne Stars. The stadium was evacuated and the teams were sent to Bourke Street after a smoke alarm went off. However, it turned out to be a false alarm and half-an-hour later the stadium was reopened.”Most definitely a false alarm in one small section of the stadium,” a spokeswoman from Marvel Stadium was quoted as saying by The Age.The much-anticipated match was played according to the schedule, with Melbourne Renegades overcoming some hiccups to emerge the champions.Melbourne Renegades snatched victory from the jaws of defeat as they pulled of a thrilling 13-run victory over Melbourne Stars on Sunday. Renegades, who were playing their first final ever, won their maiden Big Bash League title.Renegades were in the deep waters for most part of the match but they stormed right back in the last 9 overs of the match and took the game away from the Stars to take home the trophy.Renegades’ Daniel Christian was rightly adjudged the man-of-the-match for his all-round show. Christian struck a match-winning 38 not out and picked up two wickets as Melbourne Stars lost 7 wickets for just 19 runs in a dramatic collapse.Christian was also involved in an unbroken 80-run stand for the sixth wicket with Tom Cooper (43 not out) after Renegades were reduced to 65 for 5 in 10.2 overs.This was the second time Melbourne Stars ended up as the runners-up in the tournament history. In 2016, they had lost in the final to Sydney Thunder.advertisementStars were chasing a mere target of 146 and Ben Duck scored a half century while Marcus Stoinis scored 39 to put up 93 runs for the opening stand and put Stars in a very comfortable position.However, it all started to fall apart after Stoinis was bowled out by Cameron Boyce in the 13th over.Stars could not maintain their composure from thereon as they lost regular wickets and Renegades completely took over. Zampa and Bird ground it out till the end but Renegades bowled themselves to a solid victory.Also Watch:
Powerade VIDEO: Maradona to Messi – The Evolution of World Cup Dribbling Goal Last updated 1 year ago 02:59 6/12/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Getty Images Powerade World Cup Videos As both stars and years have passed, the nature of dribbling in the FIFA World Cup has changed The World Cup has played host to the most gifted dribblers football has ever seen over the years.From Eusebio to Johan Cruyff, Diego Maradona to Lionel Messi, the world’s biggest show has seen the birth of breathtaking skill moves and played host to some memorable and remarkable solo goals.In the 1982 and 1986 World Cups, held in Spain and Mexico respectively, dribbling was perhaps surprisingly prominent. 1080 completed dribbles were averaged across both tournaments, with the mercurial Maradona leading the way with some of the maziest runs the sport is ever likely to see. Editors’ Picks Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Arsenal would be selling their soul with Mourinho move Things changed during the rather defensive Italia ’90, though.Only 890 dribbles were completed during the tournament, with mean defences and a scarcity of attacking sides making for a more subdued affair. USA 1994 saw dribbling return to the forefront as Brazil edged out Roberto Baggio’s Italy, and since, the improved protection of technical players from officials has allowed the likes of Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar to breeze past players with more confidence. 1264 dribbles were completed during Brazil 2014, and with the likes of Mohamed Salah, Kylian Mbappe and Paulo Dybala set to make their World Cup debuts, that figure could rise significantly in Russia.FIFA World Cup dribbling has evolved; will the evolution continue in 2018?
CHAPEL HILL, NC – NOVEMBER 18: A general view as the sun sets during the game between the Western Carolina Catamounts and the North Carolina Tar Heels at Kenan Stadium on November 18, 2017 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. (Photo by Lance King/Getty Images)The 2018 college football season is over and it’s time to start looking ahead to the 2019 season.ESPN is here for that, as the Worldwide Leader has released a series of “bold” predictions for college football’s next season.College football writer Mark Schlabach is predicting two major programs will miss bowl games next year.Those two programs: North Carolina and Kansas.The Tar Heels and the Jayhawks are now led by Mack Brown and Les Miles, respectively, but those two national title-winning head coaches won’t be going bowling in Year 1.ESPN.com explained why:Brown, who turns 68 four days before the Aug. 31 opener against South Carolina in Charlotte, North Carolina, inherits a team that went 2-9 in 2018. Seven of UNC’s nine losses were by 10 points or fewer, including two in overtime.Keep an eye on UNC’s home game against Miami. New Hurricanes coach Manny Diaz was Brown’s defensive coordinator at Texas, and things didn’t end particularly well.Kansas went 3-9 in coach David Beaty’s final season, and Dr Pepper commercials are about as close as Miles, 65, will get to another national championship trophy.You can view ESPN’s full series of predictions here.
Ashes 2019: Don’t want England to rely just on Jofra Archer to beat Australia, says Paul Collingwood
Ashes 2019: Don’t want England to rely just on Jofra Archer to beat Australia, says Paul CollingwoodAshes 2019: With James Anderson ruled out of the Lord’s Test, Jofra Archer is set to make his Test debut in the 2nd match starting Wednesday.advertisement Indo-Asian News Service LondonAugust 13, 2019UPDATED: August 13, 2019 12:46 IST Jofra Archer is expected to make his Test debut for England in the 2nd match vs Australia on Wednesday (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSJofra Archer will replace James Anderson in England’s playing XI for the 2nd Ashes TestArcher’s career has been on a rapid rise since this year’s IPL and the Cricket World CupEngland are trailing 0-1 in the 5-match series after losing the 1st Test by 251 runs at EdgbastonEngland assistant coach Paul Collingwood believes Joe Root and Co. should not put too much pressure on Jofra Archer and cannot afford to rely just on him in their bid to level the Ashes series against Australia in London.England were beaten comprehensively by 251 runs by Australia in the first Test at Edgbaston last week with Archer left out with a side injury.However, with James Anderson ruled out of the Lord’s Test, Archer is set to make his Test debut in the match starting Wednesday.”We can’t say ‘look Jofra, you are coming in to answer all the questions Australia are asking’,” BBC Sport quoted Collingwood as saying.”He is going to add what we have already,” Collingwood said.”We have got a very good seam attack and he gives us different options.”He does have the confidence and X-factor about him but I don’t want the team to rely on a young lad coming in and expecting him to beat the Aussies. It doesn’t work like that,” he added.Meanwhile, former England skipper Michael Vaughan said he expects Archer to “have an impact” at Lord’s if he is given his debut.Archer grabbed the attention of the larger global cricketing audience with his exploits in the Indian Premier League before storming into the international cricket scene with his stellar performance in England’s successful 2019 World Cup campaign. The Barbados-born fast bowler has 131 wickets in 28 First Class matches and scored over 1,000 runs in the longer formats.The 24-year-old, however, has said that his performance in the World Cup should not lead to unreasonable expectations.advertisement”What I would say is don’t expect any miracles, firstly! Hopefully, I’m gonna make my debut sooner rather than later and I’ll come in and do what I can. I can’t work miracles – I’ll try to, but I don’t think that’s how it might pan out. I’ll try my best and I can only give my best,” he said.Also Read | Justin Langer expects David Warner to fire in 2nd Ashes Test: He’s got that look in his eyesAlso Read | I’ve never been better: Jofra Archer ahead of Ashes debutAlso Read | Ashes: Justin Langer expects flat and dry wicket at Lord’s in 2nd TestFor 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 byrohan sen Tags :Follow Ashes 2019Follow The AshesFollow England VS AustraliaFollow ENG v AUS
Families will have better access to the supports they need to ensure their children get a strong start in life thanks to changes and funding announced in this year’s budget. Premier Darrell Dexter and Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Ramona Jennex visited Rockingstone Heights School in Halifax today, April 10, to talk about the initiatives, which include integrating provincial programs and services for children and families, establishing early years centres, and free, comprehensive screening of children at 18 and 36 months. “I’ve talked to many parents and grandparents over the years,” said Premier Dexter. “They tell me that the health and education of their children needs to be a priority for government, and that the success of our province depends on the foundation our young people get early on. I couldn’t agree more. “With so many great opportunities on the way for Nova Scotians, I want to make sure that each and every one of our children gets the best possible start in life to help them reach their full potential. These changes will help to do that.” Research shows the years from birth to age 6 are the most important in a child’s development, the premier said. To ensure a better focus on those years, the province announced in the Speech from the Throne last month that it was expanding the Department of Education to include an early years branch, which created the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development. “We have many great services and programs for young children and families,” said Ms. Jennex. “Families were having a hard time navigating the system to access those supports. These changes are about doing the great work already being done more efficiently, so more children and their families can access and benefit from the resources available.” The early years branch creates a team of early childhood development experts from the departments of Community Services, Health and Wellness, and Education to enhance collaboration, strengthen expertise and expand knowledge. “I am very pleased to hear that so much is being done to integrate supports for children and families,” said parent Christine Lane. “I’ve been involved with early intervention programs for almost 10 years with my son, and have found them very helpful. Having such expertise together in one department will make the transition to school smoother for children, families and the schools.” The province is also establishing three early years centres across the province that will provide support for young children and their families at accessible locations in the community. These centres build on the highly successful SchoolsPlus model being used in schools like Rockingstone Heights, and will help bring seamless access to regulated child care, early learning programs, early intervention and parent education. Through the early years branch, the province is developing a comprehensive plan for checkups with families when a child is 18 months old and again at 36 months. These free visits are designed to identify a child’s needs early, to ensure supports are in place when the child starts school. These steps are based on feedback in response to the Early Years discussion paper released in May. More than 1,000 Nova Scotians attended focus groups and interested groups sessions and provided written submissions on how to improve supports for children and families.
Grammy award-winning R&B star and Toronto native Abel Tesfaye — alias The Weeknd — has donated $50,000 to the University of Toronto in support of establishing an Ethiopic Studies program.The Scarborough native, whose parents emigrated from Ethiopia, “immediately” answered the call from the Bikila Awards organization who said they weren’t even sure he’d respond to their request, but was surprised by his immediate generosity. (The Star could not reach Tesfaye for comment on Saturday.)“It’s unbelievable,” Tam Gebeyehu, board member of the Bikila Award told the Star. “He grew up in Toronto as an Ethiopian-Canadian, and now he’s giving back to the community.” Login/Register With: The Bikila Award, named after Ethiopian Olympic hero Abebe Bikila who won gold twice running barefoot in the marathon in the 1960s, is an organization created to foster academic, professional and business excellence and promote volunteerism among Ethiopian-Canadians. Facebook Twitter Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment
(Blues guitarist Gary Sappier says he’ll try to keep art NB independent from government)Trina Roache APTN National NewsTOBIQUE FIRST NATION – A blues guitarist from the Tobique First Nation says the New Brunswick government’s decision to end the work of a program that funds artists “heartbreaking.”Gary Sappier said he worked with Arts NB to help up and coming artists find money and opportunities vital to an arts career.The Liberal Government in New Brunswick will take over the work of the board, cutting $400,000 in administration costs by laying off staff.Arts NB found out about the move Feb. 3.The board came into existence in 1989 so the province would have an arms length, non-political entity to hand out taxpayer dollars to artists in the province.“I’m more concerned about the governance side,” said Sappier. “What we were advocating for 25 years, and it was a national model, was to work at arm’s length from government, from bureaucrats who can give whoever they want the money. We’re judged by our own peers. We’re not bound by bureaucrats who nothing about the arts.”Sappier said aboriginal artists have been served well by Arts NB.“They hired an aboriginal outreach worker, an artist herself, doing outreach work to artists in Mi’kmaq and Maliseet communities,” said Sappier. She engaged the communities. Helped with everything, from forms to what programs artists are eligible for. It will be sad to see it all go.”Sappier has worn many hats in the music industry, from music producer to performing in his own Gary Sappier Blues Band.He said establishing a career in the arts is a hard road. His main focus with Arts NB is to help artists find cash, navigate complicated grant forms, and career development.Sappier points to successful New Brunswick bands like the award-winning City Natives as an example of how far aboriginal artists have come.“In 2014, we had four ECMA artists right here from Tobique. Four groups from New Brunswick. City Natives, won big at the East Coast Music Awards,” said Sappier. “The headlines read; Tobique First Nation shines at ECMA’s. These guys are working very, very hard at their craft. They’ve stepped up to the challenge.”But Aboriginal artists need support and Sappier said he is worried that will disappear if government takes over the arts board.“It’s pretty hard, it’s an endless self-promotion. And you’re always doing it every day,” said Sappier. “Networking is one of the most important things you can do outside the province. The Arts board? We were doing that. That’s one of the things we’re going to miss.”It’s not over yet.New Brunswick Tourism, Culture and Heritage Minister, along with the Premier Brian Gallant, are expected to meet with the arts board next week.Sappier plans to plead his case of why having a board at arm’s length from government is so important.Phone calls to the Department of Tourism, Culture and Heritage were not returned.A press release issued earlier this month said the decision wouldn’t mean less money for artists.Minister Bill Fraser said, “This will result in a more focused, streamlined approach to ensure that the maximum amount of funding reaches the artists in a cost-effective way while ensuring that the arm’s-length, peer assessment model remains intact.”But in a post to the Arts NB site, the board chair wrote that he disagrees with the decision.“The actions Minister Fraser is taking right now will wreck something that has been working for over 25 years through successive Liberal and Conservative governments,” said Pierre McGraw. “Does this government really want to be the regime that re-politicizes arts funding?”firstname.lastname@example.org
By Amine MechaalRabat – The National Foundation of Museums (FNM) in Morocco hosted a visit by the Director of the British Museum in London, Neil MacGregor, on Monday, April 13th in Rabat.During this unprecedented visit to Morocco, Mr. MacGregor visited the Mohammed VI Museum (MMVI) of Modern and Contemporary Art in Rabat, accompanied by Mehdi Qotbi, the president of FNM, and Abdelaziz El Idrissi, the director of MMVI. On this occasion, Mr. MacGregor had the chance to discover the modern, contemporary, and the temporary exhibition: “The Medieval Morocco: An Empire from Africa to Spain,” that was organized by FNM in partnership with the Louvre Museum in Paris.“It is a pleasure to visit lthe Mohammed VI museum of modern and contemporary art and discuss the possibilities of collaboration between our institutions,” Mr. MacGregor said. By sharing collections and creating opportunities for staff to learn from one another in the future we can better understand and display our world histories.”The visit was followed by a meeting, during which several avenues for collaboration were discussed; one of them was the possibility of co-organizing cultural events in both countries.“We believe it is necessary in these turbulent times to promote better understanding between peoples and cultures. For this it is necessary to introduce our respective cultures by establishing mutual loans of works in temporary exhibitions,” explained Mr. Qotbi.Great emphasis was also placed on the possibility of exchanging expertise between the two institutions, and establishing training programs in the field of museology in both countries.
The police said that the suspects had obtained the money from the devotees by claiming it was for the Temple. The police have arrested 12 suspects including three children for deceiving devotees and obtaining money during a Buddhist Temple pageant in Yatiyanthota, the police media unit said today.According to the police, the suspects had gone ahead of the Temple pageant (Perahera) and obtained money from devotees who had lined up the streets to witness the event last night. On information provided to the police the suspects were arrested and produced in court today. Among those arrested were three 12 year old children. Following the arrest the police recovered just over Rs. 11, 000 in cash as well as five statues stolen from the Temple.After being produced in court the three children were released on bail while the rest were remanded.
“Kama Colombo maintains the highest standards and is dedicated to customer satisfaction and safety. Any employee found guilty of wrong doing will be dealt with accordingly and we would like to wish both parties involved in the incident a speedy recovery. We remain open and fully cooperative with the ongoing investigations,” the Kama Management said in a short statement. The case into the incident is to be taken up again for hearing on Thursday. (Colombo Gazette) Kama Colombo has assured it will take action against any of its staff found guilty over their involvement in a brawl which took place at the club in Colombo last weekend.Three employees including a businessman attached to the night club were arrested and remanded yesterday for allegedly assaulting a youth at the club.
In this Sept. 10, 2015 photo, contestants in the Miss America pageant compete in Atlantic City, N.J. On Monday Nov. 23, 2015, the Miss America Organization and Dick Clark Productions signed a new deal to keep the pageant nationally televised on ABC through 2018. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry) by The Associated Press Posted Nov 23, 2015 9:06 am MDT Last Updated Nov 23, 2015 at 10:20 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – The Miss America organization has agreed to a new three-year broadcast deal with ABC.The deal announced Monday between the organization and Dick Clark Productions will keep the pageant on ABC through 2018.The pageant is televised from Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall each September.The Miss America pageant began in Atlantic City in 1921 as a way to extend the summer tourist season for a week after Labor Day. It moved to Las Vegas for six years before returning to Atlantic City in 2013. Miss America organization agrees to new 3-year broadcast deal with ABC
Most actively traded companies on the TSX by The Canadian Press Posted Aug 11, 2016 2:46 pm MDT Last Updated Aug 11, 2016 at 4:01 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (14,796.06, up 21.02 points):Jaguar Mining Inc. (TSX:JAG). Miner. Down one cent, or 1.23 per cent, to 80 cents on 12.9 million shares.Emera Inc. (TSX:EMA). Utilities. Up 11 cents, or 0.22 per cent, to $49.05 on 7.4 million shares.B2Gold Corp. (TSX:BTO). Miner. Down 12 cents, or 2.59 per cent, to $4.52 on 6.3 million shares.Baytex Energy Corp. (TSX:BTE). Oil and gas. Up 28 cents, or 4.47 per cent, to $6.54 on 6.1 million shares.Encana Corp. (TSX:ECA). Oil and gas. Up 63 cents, or 5.60 per cent, to $11.88 on 5.1 million shares.Yamana Gold Inc. (TSX:YRI). Miner. Down 10 cents, or 1.34 per cent, to $7.37 on 4.9 million shares.Companies reporting major news:Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. (TSX:VRX). Pharmaceutical. Down $3.99, or 11.16 per cent, to $31.76 on 1.9 million shares. Valeant says it is co-operating with authorities after a media report said it is under investigation by the U.S. Attorney’s office trying to determine whether its activities with a mail-order pharmacy were fraudulent. Word of the investigation is the latest setback for the Quebec-based drug giant.
As the jury had been warned, some passages were harrowing.The phrases “Let me go” and “Please” were audible, and also “Don’t undress me, will you?” and “I want to see mummy”.At one point there was a blowing sound into the microphone and a child screaming: “Don’t” and “Mum, ah”. The tape ran on: Woman (Hindley): “Shut up” Child: “Please God help me, ah, please, oh.” Woman: “Come on.” Child: “Please, please – Oh (then faintly),”Help, oh, I cannot while you have got hold of my neck. Oh (followed by scream) – Help (followed by gurgling noise).” There were “screams and gurgles”. Woman: “Sit down and be quiet” Man (Brady): “Go on.” In 1966, a tape recording of Lesley Ann Downey’s terrified last moments was played to the all-male jury at Chester Assizes years after her callous murder.The Telegraph reported at the time: “For its 16 minutes, the people in the courtroom sat still and silent.”Sir Elwyn Jones QC, the Attorney General, who led the prosecution, said the voices of the man and woman were those of Brady and Hindley. The victims of moors murderer Ian Brady, who has died in hospital. (From left) John Kilbride, 12, 10-year-old Lesley Ann Downey Edward Evans, 17, Pauline Reade, 16, and 12-year-old Keith Bennett, whose body was never found Credit:PA Ian Brady in police custody prior to a court appearance, when he was charged with the murder of 10 year-old Lesley Ann Downey on October 22 1965Credit:Popperfoto 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. Setting the scene, Sir Elwyn said there were “various noises, sounds of a door banging, crackling noises, heavy steps across the room, recording noise, followed by a blowing sound into the microphone, then footsteps.”Then…”there were the voices of a child and a woman, a child’s screams and cries and man’s voice. At one stage the girl said she was called Lesley Ann. The man said he wanted to take some photographs.”The Telegraph reported that the tape was played “at full volume, a loud scream echoing through the court after several minutes during which only the footsteps and soft voices in the background could be heard”. In her evidence, Hindley denied involvement in the murders of Lesley Ann, John Kilbride and Edward Evans, claiming that she left Lesley Ann alive after naked photographs were taken of her by Brady and another man.She told Sir Elwyn in cross-examination that she had put her hands over her ears to cover the noise of Edward’s death from Brady’s hatchet blows.Sir Elwyn: “This court has heard of another scream, more than one, in a room where you were?”Hindley: “Yes.” “The screams of a little girl of 10, of your sex, madam?””Yes.””Did you put your hands over your ears when you heard the screams of Lesley Ann Downey?””No.””Why not?””I wanted her to be quiet.””Or get the child out?””I should have done. I didn’t. I have no defence for that. No defence. It was indefensible.”It was cruel.” At another point, the woman said: “Hush, Hush, shut up or I will forget myself and hit you one. I will hit you one.”In another passage, Lesley Ann pleaded: “Can I tell you summat. I must tell you summat. Take your hands off me for a minute, please… Please, mum, please – I cannot tell you. I cannot breathe…Please God …Why? What are you going to do with me?” Man: “I want to take some photographs, that is all.” Child: “I want to see my mummy…Honest to God. I will swear on the Bible… I have got to go because I am going out with my Mama. Please, please help me, will you.” Man: “The longer it takes you to do this, the longer it takes you to get home.”At another point Brady said: “If you don’t keep that hand down, I will slit your neck.”As The Telegraph noted: “The court was still and quiet. Suddenly a child’s scream and a cry filled the room.”
She wrote a message of her own to Mr Sullivan, urging him to abandon his plan to cast hundreds more bottles adrift elsewhere around Britain, telling him: “Those bottles could be smashed before they land on our precious beach or stepped on.“I would ask you to think of another more environmentally friendly way of carrying on with your campaign. When visiting our beaches you should leave only footprints.” Helen Gill, who was strolling on the beach with her boyfriend last Saturday, was among those who feared that the bottles would be damaging to wildlife and add to the mountains of waste already polluting our oceans.Ms Gill told The Telegraph: “I went for a beach walk and we came across about 30 glass bottles with lids. They had lots of messages inside about finding love. It’s may be romantic, but what is it doing to the environment?” Helen Gill: “It’s may be romantic, but what is it doing to the environment?”Credit:Facebook On the surface it seemed like a touching idea from a widower looking for love after the death of his beloved wife from cancer; cast hundreds of bottles out to sea, each containing a plea for a soul mate to come forward.But Craig Sullivan’s attempt to find romance led to an unexpected backlash over the prospect of dozens of the bottles washing up on Britain’s beaches.The 49-year-old a consumer technology designer had been inspired by the Police’s hit song Message in a Bottle, which pictured a lonely castaway’s search for company answered in similar fashion.His romantic gesture, which involved casting 2,000 bottles into the sea from various points around the British coastline, soon ran into trouble however, when walkers stumbled on dozens of them littering Rhossili Bay, near Swansea. Not that the messages he sent out to sea have been completely in vain. 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. Craig Sullivan, who was planning to cast 2,000 bottles out to sea around BritainCredit:Wales News Service Fears were also expressed after Mr Sullivan left a similar number of bottles, each containing his plea for love, near salmon breeding grounds in the River Cree in Scotland. Dozens of people used social media to urge Mr Sullivan to scrap his romantic project.“He might have thought it was a good idea but I don’t think he’s really thought it through,” said Ms Gill, 36, from Dunvant, Swansea.“There’s already so much rubbish in our seas and rivers and the last thing we need is more bottles dumped into them,”Mr Sullivan, who had planned on casting the bottles at sea while travelling round the country with his teenage daughter, has now abandoned the project in the face of objections from Ms Gill and others.”There has been a rather unpleasant backlash to my intentions, which were always not to achieve this sort of reaction,” he wrote on his Facebook page. “It’s been quite saddening but it won’t affect my optimism or plans – to find someone new.” One of the lonely heart bottles washed up on Rhossili BayCredit:Wales News Service Mr Sullivan has already been contacted by several women interested in striking up a friendship.”As it happens I’ve been contacted by a lady in Ireland and one from the west coast of Scotland and I’ve got a couple of dates arranged,” he said on Wednesday. “So some good has come out of it.”
Stellar Diamonds has signed a legally binding conditional Tribute Mining Agreement and Revenue Share Agreement with Octea Mining Ltd in respect of the Tongo-Tonguma kimberlite diamond project in eastern Sierra Leone. Background and highlights of the agreements and the project:Deal creates the potential for substantial near and long term cash flows for StellarProject hosts one of the highest value kimberlite ore bodies in Africa on a dollar/t basis and would create the second largest kimberlite diamond mine in West AfricaAgreements allow for mining the combined and contiguous Tongo and Tonguma concessionsRobust attributable potential post-tax project NPV(8) and IRR of $104 million and 31% respectivelyModest mine development CAPEX in first two years estimated at $32 million (including 15% contingency)Estimated 21 year mine life, producing over 4.5 Mct with estimated revenues over $1.5 billionProject at full production estimated to generate $45 million gross revenue per annum(2.2 Mct/y at a weighted average value of $229/ctResource statements, mine plan, financial model, CPR, all completed by independent consultants10% share of gross revenues (after deduction of Government royalty) payable to Octea on diamond and other minerals recovered and sold, once Stellar has recouped an amount equal to its CAPEX investment and Octea has received an initial revenue share payment of $5 millionStellar to make a one-off payment of $5.5 million to Octea five years after project mine development commencesOn completion, Stellar will acquire a 50 t/h kimberlite processing plant from Octea for a nominal amount in order to fast track productionStellar’s has invested $7.2 million to date on establishing resources at Tongo, equivalent to some £0.14 per Stellar share.Chief Executive Karl Smithson commented: “We are delighted to have signed these agreements with Octea which, subject to completion, will allow Stellar to build a single mine for the simultaneous commercial production from the contiguous Tongo (Stellar) and Tonguma (Octea) kimberlite deposits. The combined project has an initial 4.5 Mct resource which, due to the high grade (100 to 260 ct/100 t at +1.18 mm) and high quality diamonds ($209/ct to $310/ct), is considered to be one of the highest value kimberlite orebodies in Africa on a dollar per tonne basis. The 21 year mine plan with a consistent output of over 200,000 ct/y at full production would quantify this development as the second largest kimberlite diamond mine in West Africa. The project also has a very modest two year capital requirement of just under $32 million to get into full scale commercial production. Stellar has the strong support of all main stakeholder groups in Sierra Leone for this mine development, which would have a very positive impact in terms of employment, local infrastructure development and future taxation revenue for the country.”
As the clock ticks down, get all the best Brexit news and analysis in your inbox: Share42 Tweet Email3 “This is a wonderful place, filled overwhelmingly by people who are motivated by their notion of the national interest, by their perception of the public good and by their duty not as delegates but as representatives to do what they believe is right for our country,” he said.We degrade this parliament at our peril. In an emotional address to parliament this afternoon, Bercow said serving as speaker for the last ten years had been “the greatest privilege and honour of my professional life”. “I wish my successor in the chair the very best fortune in standing up for the rights of honourable and right honorable members individually, and for parliament institutionally as the Speaker of the House of Commons.” By Michelle Hennessy Short URL Monday 9 Sep 2019, 3:50 PM https://jrnl.ie/4801880 John Bercow to step down as House of Commons Speaker Bercow said his job as speaker had been the greatest honour of his professional life. 42,334 Views John Bercow gets a round of applause as he tells the House of Commons that he is stepping down as Speaker: pic.twitter.com/ssU31lErQI— TheJournal.ie (@thejournal_ie) September 9, 2019 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 46 Comments Source: TheJournal.ie/Twitter Sep 9th 2019, 3:50 PM SPEAKER OF THE UK House of Commons John Bercow has announced he will step down either ahead of an early general election or on 31 October.“At the 2017 election I promised my wife and children that it would be my last. This is a pledge that I intend to keep. If the house votes tonight for an early general election my tenure as speaker and MP will end when this parliament ends,” Bercow told MPs today.He said if parliament does not vote for an early election, he believes the “least disruptive and most democratic course of action” is for him to step down at close of business on 31 October, Britain’s Brexit deadline.