The Odisha government on Tuesday informed the State Assembly that the accused in all the eight cases pertaining to the rape of minor girls in different districts during the past few weeks have been arrested.Making a statement as directed by Speaker Pradip Kumar Amat on Monday, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Bikram Keshari Arukha said the State government was giving priority to strict action against those involved in violence against women.The police were successful in arresting the accused persons within 12 hours of occurrence of the crime in the three such cases reported from Cuttack district on April 21, Mr. Arukha informed the House.Promptly arrested Similarly, the accused persons were promptly arrested in two cases reported from Balasore district on April 14 and April 15 and two reported from Kendrapara district in the recent past, the Minister said.He further informed the House that the accused had also been arrested in the case reported from the Thuamul Rampur area of Kalahandi district on April 18.The Minister said cases under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act were being investigated as ‘red flag’ cases and special public prosecutors were being engaged to handle these cases. The conviction rate in rape cases has increased to 16.90% in 2017, he added. Legislators of the Opposition Congress and the BJP had raised the issue of increasing incidents of rape of minor girls and stalled the proceedings of the Assembly on Monday.Making another statement with regard to the incident in which a man killed a woman in the premises of a court in Sambalpur on Monday, Mr. Arukha said the accused had been arrested and produced in court. Security was also strengthened in the court in view of the incident.Earlier on Tuesday, the proceedings of the House were adjourned twice with the Opposition legislators stalling the proceedings over the incident of murder in the Sambalpur court, and improper implementation of the Panchayats (Extension to Scheduled Areas) Act in tribal regions.
After six years of domination, victory at Euro 2008 and 2012 and World Cup 2010, Spain’s golden generation crashed out of the World Cup on June 18. The cup holder’s reign was ended, ironically, by a 2-0 defeat to Chile, a former colony of the Spanish crown. It’s the end,After six years of domination, victory at Euro 2008 and 2012 and World Cup 2010, Spain’s golden generation crashed out of the World Cup on June 18. The cup holder’s reign was ended, ironically, by a 2-0 defeat to Chile, a former colony of the Spanish crown. It’s the end of the journey for an extraordinary football team and their patented tiki taka-style of intricate short passing. For now.
As rumoured, Apple on Tuesday announced a smartwatch powered by the company’s iOS operating system. The watch, which has a square screen topped with curved sapphire glass, will allow users to access a number of applications like maps on their wrist.Apple said that its watch would allow users to “communicate in new ways right from their wrists by sending and receiving messages, answering calls to your iPhone, and with Digital Touch, sending something as personal as your own heartbeat”. It said that Apple Watch also has health and fitness apps that would help people lead healthier lives.Apple Watch will be available in three distinct collections — Apple Watch, Apple Watch Sport and Apple Watch Edition. It will be available in two sizes — 38mm and 42mm.The watch will only work with select Apple devices. Apple Watch is compatible with iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5S, iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus running the latest version of iOS 8, Apple said. It will be available for a starting price of $349 from early 2015. “Apple introduced the world to several category-defining products, the Mac, iPod, iPhone and iPad,” said Apple CEO Tim Cook. “And once again Apple is poised to captivate the world with a revolutionary product that can enrich people’s lives. It’s the most personal product we’ve ever made.”While in many aspects, Apple smartwatch looks similar to the smartwatches announced by companies like Samsung and Asus, the one unique feature of the Apple device is the digital crown, which can be used to zoom in and out on the screen. The digital crown also serves as the Home button and a convenient way to access Siri, said Apple.advertisementApple said that its smartwatch uses a touchscreen, which is also pressure sensitive. This means the watch will not only be controlled through touch but some functionality will also be accessed by how hard you press the screen.”With Apple Watch, we’ve developed multiple technologies and an entirely new user interface specifically for a device that’s designed to be worn. It blurs the boundary between physical object and user interface,” said Jony Ive, Apple’s senior vice president of design. “We’ve created an entire range of products that enable unparalleled personalization.”Apple Watch introduces a revolutionary design and iOS-based user interface created specifically for a smaller device. Apple Watch features the Digital Crown, an innovative way to scroll, zoom and navigate fluidly, without obstructing the display.Apple said that the watch enclosures are crafted from custom alloys of polished or space black stainless steel, space gray or silver anodized aluminum and 18-carat rose or yellow gold. Apple has also created an entire range of watch straps: the high-performance elastomer sport band; the Milanese loop in a flexible magnetic stainless steel mesh; the leather loop in soft, quilted leather that conceals magnets for quick fastening and adjustment; the leather modern buckle, which closes with a solid metal clasp; the leather classic buckle; and the stainless steel link bracelet. The device comes with a unique charging system that combines Apple’s MagSafe technology with inductive charging.Apple Watch includes an Activity app designed to help motivate users to be more active throughout the day, and an all-new Workout app designed to provide the metrics they need during dedicated workout sessions. The device uses the accelerometer, a built-in heart rate sensor, GPS and Wi-Fi from the iPhone to provide a comprehensive picture of the daily activity.
For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Virginia and Texas Tech are the last two teams alive in the NCAA Tournament, and they’re here because they barely let their opponents breathe with the ball.Two of the three best defenses in the nation will meet for the title on Monday night, the first appearance in the final for each program. So after surviving a low-scoring semifinal on Saturday, here come the Cavaliers and the Red Raiders for another clash of the paint packers and ball hawkers.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsVirginia stunned Auburn 63-62 , when Kyle Guy sank three free throws with 0.6 seconds left after a late foul call. Then Texas Tech grinded past Michigan State 61-51 , buoyed by 22 points from Matt Mooney and bolstered by coach Chris Beard’s smothering defensive approach.“I have a lot of respect for Virginia,” Beard said. “I watch them on TV all the time, and we study the things they do defensively.” Texas Tech’s Jarrett Culver (23) celebrates after defeating Michigan State 61-51 in the second half in the semifinals of the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament, Saturday, April 6, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Matt York)MINNEAPOLIS — Slap the floor, bend those knees and get both hands up.This national championship game is going to be a clinic on defense.ADVERTISEMENT “Why not us? We’ve got good players. We’ve got a great university. We play in arguably the best league in the country,” Beard said, making the argument that, of course, coaches from three or four other conferences would. “We won the Big 12 regular season title. We’re a good team.” Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ateneo secures Final Four, beats NU Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles View comments Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated LATEST STORIES The Red Raiders are now Ph.D. level defenders, too.No matter the number of shots made, the trophy will be lifted and the confetti will be dropped either way at U.S. Bank Stadium, where 72,711 fans packed the 3-year-old football facility for the semifinal games. The last time the national title was awarded in Minneapolis was in 2001, when Duke beat Arizona at the Metrodome.“Hopefully we won’t have to have a close game like that on Monday, but if we do, we have experienced it and I feel like we’re going to be ready,” Virginia’s De’Andre Hunter said.The last big-time sporting event held in this building was the Super Bowl just 14 months ago when the Philadelphia Eagles beat the New England Patriots 41-33 in the second-highest-scoring NFL title game in league history.The chance of Virginia and Texas Tech establishing a similar feat will be slim at best, considering the record for combined points in an NCAA championship game is 182, when Kentucky beat Duke 94-88 in 1978. The Cavaliers (55.4) and Red Raiders (59.0) entered the Final Four ranked first and third, respectively, in the country in average points allowed per game.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew To no surprise, gamblers seized on the under.The projected scoring total for this NCAA final opened at 121 and bettors quickly drove it down to 117½ within an hour. Virginia opened as a 2-point favorite, and early action tightened the spread to 1 over Texas Tech.“We just want to continue to be the underdog,” Red Raiders backup guard Brandone Francis said.Virginia has been a fixture in the top 10 of basketball data expert Ken Pomeroy’s defensive efficiency rankings since the team’s breakout 2014 season under coach Tony Bennett. The Cavaliers entered the weekend fifth nationally with 88.7 points per 100 possessions, a metric factoring out their slower offensive pace and offering a sharper measure of performance than scoring averages depressed by low-possession games.Texas Tech has made a rapid rise in three seasons under Beard, entering the Final Four with the best defensive efficiency rating (84.0) ever recorded in the KenPom ratings that date back to the 2002 season.Virginia, the No. 1 seed from the South Region, gives the Atlantic Coast Conference a representative in the championship game for the fourth time in five years.Even with this six-year run as one of the best teams in the country, the Cavaliers don’t have that Duke-North Carolina cachet. They’re best remembered for losing to UMBC last season, the only No. 1 seed to ever be beaten by a No. 16 seed. They’re also the program guilty of one of the biggest regular season upsets in history, when the Cavs lost to tiny Chaminade in 1982 as the No. 1 team in the Associated Press poll with all-time great Ralph Sampson in the paint.Bennett beamed next to guards Kyle Guy and Ty Jerome at the podium afterward, recalling the pain of one year ago.“Now to sit with them here brings great joy to my heart, it really does, because it’s good. That’s all I can say, and I’m so thankful,” Bennett said.Texas Tech, the No. 3 seed in the West Region, has even less of a hoops history. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte MOST READ
The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) has released an employment notification inviting interested, eligible candidates to apply for the positions of Draughtsman, Multi Skilled Worker, Vehicle Mechanic etc in general reserve engineer force.Vacancy details Name of the posts:Draughtsman: 52Supervisor Stores: 6Supervisor Nursing: 6Hindi Typist: 8Vehicle Mechanic: 133Welder: 13Multi Skilled Worker ( Pioneer): 203Multi Skilled Worker (Mess Waiter): 16Multi Skilled Worker (Nursing Assistant): 65Multi Skilled Worker (Safaiwala): 119Multi Skilled Worker (Driver Engine Static): 384Multi Skilled Worker (Mason): 154Multi Skilled Worker (Cook): 330Driver Mechanical Transport (Ordinary Grade): 475Driver Road Roller (Ordinary Grade): 73Operator Excavating Machinery (Ordinary Grade): 139Eligibility criteriaEducational qualification:Draughtsman: Candidates interested in applying for this post should have passed class 12 with science subjects from a recognised board and must possess a 2-year certificate in architecture or draughtsmanship from a recognised institute or equivalent.Supervisor Stores: Candidates interested in applying for this post should possess a degree from a recognised university or equivalent and a certificate in material management or inventory control or stores keeping from a recognised institution.Supervisor Nursing: Candidates interested in applying for this post should have passed class 12 with science from a recognised board or equivalent. They should also possess a certificate in nursing from a recognised institute with three-years experience as nurse in a government or private hospital or nursing home.Hindi Typist: Candidates interested in applying for this post should have passed class 12 from a recognised board or equivalent. They should possess typing speed of 30 word per minute in Hindi on computer.Vehicle Mechanic: Candidates interested in applying for this post should have passed class 10 from a recognised board or equivalent. They should also possess a certificate in mechanic in motor vehicle/diesel/heat engine.advertisementWelder: Candidates interested in applying for this post should have passed class 10 from a recognised board or equivalent. They should also possess Welder (electrical and gas) certificate from industrial training institute or equivalent.Multi Skilled Worker ( Pioneer, Safaiwala and Mess Waiter): Candidates interested in applying for this post should have passed class 10 from a recognised board or equivalent.Multi Skilled Worker (Nursing Assistant): Candidates interested in applying for this post should have passed class 12 with biology from a recognised board or equivalent. They should also have passed first aid course prescribed by St. John Ambulance Brigade conducted by St John Ambulance Association.Multi Skilled Worker (Driver Engine Static, Mason and Cook): Candidates interested in applying for this post should have passed class 10 from a recognised board or equivalent.Driver Mechanical Transport (Ordinary Grade): Candidates interested in applying for this post should have passed class 10 from a recognised board or equivalent. They should also possess a heavy motor vehicle driving license.Driver Road Roller (Ordinary Grade): Candidates interested in applying for this post should have passed class 10 from a recognised board or equivalent. They should also possess a heavy motor vehicle or road roller driving license with experience of six months.Operator Excavating Machinery (Ordinary Grade): Candidates interested in applying for this post should have passed class 10 from a recognised board or equivalent. They should also possess a heavy motor vehicle driving license.Selection procedure:Candidates will be selected on the basis of a written test/physical test or an interview.How to apply:Candidates interested in these posts are required to send their applications in the prescribed format along with all other supporting documents to ‘ Commandant GREF Centre, Dighi camp, Pune- 411 015.’Important dates:Last date for the submission of application is within 45 days from the date of publication of the official notification.Read: Air India Limited is offering attractive salary packages: Apply for Manager vacancies and earn upto Rs 80,000 per month! For information on more latest government jobs, click here.
For those who feared for the future of finger-spin bowling, Ravichandran Ashwin’s stupendous success over the last 16 months has come as a mighty relief.While the art of off-spin has grappled with the menace of chucking, the 30-year-old Indian has risen to the top of the ICC Test bowling rankings on the back of seven Man of the Series performances. (Expectations help me reach greater heights, says Ravichandran Ashwin)Apart from skipper Virat Kohli, nobody is more important to India’s Test success on home soil and on Saturday he will unpack his bag of tricks in Mohali as the hosts attempt to lock up the five-Test series against England.All this success has come against the background of the International Cricket Council’s 2014 declaration of war on off-spinners with illegal actions. (I am 100 per cent method, 80 per cent skill and 150 per cent madness, says Ashwin)Numerous bowlers required remedial work to get back to permissible limits of bend in their elbows and the crackdown wrecked the career of Pakistan’s Saeed Ajmal, one of the world’s leading spinners in the post-Muttiah Muralitharan era.Ashwin, though, has managed to fox batsmen without ever needing to bend the rules. (Ashwin does what Kapil Dev and Imran Khan couldn’t)A tall off-spinner who bowls in half-sleeves, Ashwin is a rarity in an age when many slow bowlers look to hide the extent of their elbow bend under full sleeves.Against New Zealand in September, Ashwin became the second fastest bowler to take 200 Test wickets, taking one more match than former Australia leg-spinner Clarrie Grimmet (36) to achieve the feat.advertisementIt has not always been plain-sailing for Ashwin, however, particularly outside India.OVERSEAS STRUGGLESAn opening batsman in junior cricket whose father Ravichandran was a club paceman, Ashwin transformed himself into a off-spinner and emerged from the southern city of Chennai to overtake Harbhajan Singh as India’s leading slow bowler.Two years after making his debut against West Indies in 2011, he went wicketless in both innings of the Johannesburg Test against South Africa and lost his place as number one spinner to left-armer Ravindra Jadeja when India were overseas.”The criticism that came out of that game got the better of me,” Ashwin said recently.”It told me that I wasn’t good enough and that I needed to improve. It made me raise my standards.”Returning to the nets, he made some tweaks to his action and returned to the side in England in August 2014.A slow bowler with a penchant for targeting the opposition’s best batsman, his ‘carrom’ ball – a finger-spinner delivered with the knuckle – has flummoxed the best players of spin. (Kohli thrilled with Ashwin, the new batting star)He also bowls a slider and has the ability to summon up the occasional leg-break when he feels he needs it.With his refurbished armoury, he picked up 62 wickets from nine Tests in 2015 to finish as the highest wicket-taker in the world.He is firmly on course to repeat the feat for a second year with 55 wickets in nine matches so far and three more home Tests against England to come.PACE GREATSAgainst England at Visakhapatnam, his 5-67 gave him his 22nd five-wicket haul in his 41st Test, bringing him level with pace greats Waqar Younis (87 Tests), Malcolm Marshall (81), Curtly Ambrose (98), Courtney Walsh (132).On a docile Rajkot pitch in the opening Test, Ashwin had managed just three wickets but he made some adjustments and took eight on a Visakhapatnam track that offered little spin.”I’m really hungry in terms of how much I want to achieve as a cricketer,” he said.”It’s not about any specific number. If I get on a bit of a roll, then I don’t really want to settle for anything, I just want to keep going and going and going.”The (Rajkot) wicket was easy paced and I wanted to create some sort of pace into my action, so I tried to be a little slingy and load it up differently.”Ashwin goes to Mohali with 231 Test wickets at a strike rate of 50.4 and a batting average of 34.22, good enough to warrant the title all-rounder.His success with the bat – he has four Test centuries and eight fifties – has given Kohli the luxury of playing five bowlers and Ashwin has been promoted to number six in the Indian order, ahead of wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha.India are keen to prolong their stay at the top of the ICC Test rankings and with another eight Tests on home soil before April and Ashwin on fire, it would be foolhardy to bet against it.advertisement
Former India opener Gautam Gambhir Wednesday blasted the MSK Prasad-led senior selection panel after middle-order batsman Ambati Rayudu decided to retire from all forms of cricket, saying the five selectors combined would not have made the runs Rayudu has scored in his career.Ignored for the ongoing ICC World Cup Rayudu announced his retirement from all forms of the game without specifying his reasons for calling it quits in his email to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).”According to me, the selectors have been a complete disappointment this World Cup. Rayudu’s retirement decision is because of them and their decision-making skills are to be blamed for this,” Star Sports expert Gambhir said on Cricket Live.The 33-year-old was in the official standbys list for the big event in the UK but was ignored despite the injury-forced ouster of all-rounder Vijay Shankar.Opener Mayank Agrawal was brought in on the team management’s insistence and it is learnt that Rayudu was left quite disappointed by the turn of events.Gambhir, who played 58 Tests and 147 ODIs, minced no words in targeting the selectors by saying the five selectors combined would not have made the runs Rayudu had made in his career.”Five selectors combined would not have made the runs Rayudu has in his career. I feel extremely sad about this retirement. Rishabh Pant and Mayank Agarwal got selected amidst the World Cup injuries, and anyone in Rayudu’s place would have felt equally bad,” said Gambhir, who is now a BJP MP.advertisementHe termed Rayudu’s decision to retire as a sad moment for Indian cricket.”A cricketer like him that has played so well in the IPL and for the nation, scored three 100’s and ten 50’s, and despite that if a player has to retire – it is a sad moment for Indian cricket,” Gambhir added further.Rayudu played 55 ODIs for India, scoring 1694 runs at an average of 47.05.The player, who could never break into the Test team, was in the spotlight before the World Cup.Declared the preferred No.4 batsman by captain Virat Kohli not many months ago, Rayudu was ignored as Vijay Shankar got the nod in India’s final squad for the big event.Rayudu reacted on his omission with a sarcastic tweet that he would watch the World Cup wearing 3D glasses, in an obvious reference to chief selector Prasad’s defence of Vijay Shankar’s selection.Prasad had said that the Tamil Nadu player brings three dimensions to the table – as a middle order batsman who could bowl at medium pace and is also a handy fielder – and that was the reason he got the nod ahead of Rayudu.Also See
Transfers Jorginho warned off Manchester rain amid links to United Chris Burton 17:17 2/9/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Transfers Manchester United Napoli Serie A Premier League The Napoli midfielder is reported to be a top summer target for Jose Mourinho, but his agent claims his client is happy and settled in Italy Manchester United are being heavily linked with Napoli midfielder Jorginho, but his agent has warned him off a move to rain-soaked England.Jose Mourinho is said to already be in the process of piecing together summer transfer plans, and the Italy international has emerged as an option the Red Devils are prepared to pursue.Discussions regarding a possible deal are reported to have already been held, with Jorginho’s representatives having travelled to Old Trafford to talk terms. 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 The 26-year-old is, however, tied to a long-term contract and has been urged to consider ambition and climate before making a decision on his future.Joao Santos told Radio Crc on the transfer talk surrounding Jorginho: “From June he’ll have two more years on his contract and maybe we’ll start discussing it then, it’s pointless messing with his head.”The contract isn’t expiring any time soon, there’s time.”He’s happy in Naples, Jorginho is happy and the city is very beautiful.”Manchester United and Manchester City? When you’re playing for the Serie A leaders it’s only logical that important teams will ask for updates: for example the length of the contract.”I’m glad to come here [to Naples] too, it’s a very Brazilian climate.”In Manchester it rains too often.”Jorginho has been with Napoli since January 2014, when he completed a switch from Verona.He has been a regular throughout his time with the Serie A club, taking in well over 100 appearances.Having proven himself at the highest level, United are said to see him as an ideal long-term replacement for Michael Carrick – who will be heading into retirement at the end of the season.
zoom Vice Admiral Jayanath Colombage, the Commander of Sri Lanka Navy, has been appointed as the Chairman of Ceylon Shipping Corporation with effect from 29th October 2013.Vice Admiral Colombage is an expert in maritime security with a distinguished naval career spanning 34 years. As a renowned scholar of international repute, he has published papers and conducted national-level seminars on maritime security. He has been certified by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) as a lecturer in International Conventions on Port and Ship Security (ICPS). He is also a Fellow of the Nautical Institute of the United Kingdom and currently the Chairman of the Sri Lanka Branch. With his vast knowledge and professional expertise, his contribution to the new portfolio will be of immense importance at a time when the island-nation is poised to be a key maritime hub in the region in her quest to be the “Wonder of Asia”.After assuming duties as the CSC’s 20th Chairman, Vice Admiral Colombage stated that he will do his utmost to develop the company’s stature to new heights emulating the laudable efforts made by the late Ministers Hon. P.B.G. Kalugalle and Hon. Lalith Athulathmudali. He also expressed his sincere gratitude to His Excellency the President and the Secretary of Defence for their confidence in entrusting him with a strategically important state entity. He further stated that he would not receive any perks and privileges for his new appointment and it will be his greatest pleasure to render his services for the uplift of the shipping industry in Sri Lanka in keeping with the Mahinda Chinthanaya, the Vision for the Future.Deputy Minister of Ports and Highways, Hon. Rohitha Abeygunwardana and Chairman of Sri Lanka Ports Authority, Dr. Priyath B. Wickrama were also present on the occasion to extend their best wishes to Vice Admiral Colombage on his new appointment. 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站？确定 My location Print Close Sri Lanka Navy, October 29, 2013
All provincial parks in mainland Nova Scotia, including camping, beach parks and day-use facilities, will be closed to the public because of severe weather conditions expected from Tropical Storm Irene. The facilities will close at 1 p.m. today, Aug. 28, until further notice. “Public safety has to be at the forefront when dealing with expected high winds and storm surge from this massive system,” said acting Natural Resources Minister John MacDonell. Full refunds will be given for camping park cancellations because of Tropical Storm Irene. Call 1-888-544-3434 for refunds and further updates about parks and the storm. All locations will be re-evaluated for damage or safety concerns on a case-by-case basis. Public notice of park reopenings will be provided on the provincial parks website and through news updates. For more information on provincial parks, visit
Le premier ministre Darrell Dexter a remercié, aujourd’hui 22 janvier, le député de Clare, Wayne Gaudet, pour toutes ses années de service au gouvernement provincial et à ses électeurs et lui a transmis ses meilleurs vœux pour l’avenir. M. Gaudet a récemment annoncé qu’il ne se présenterait pas aux prochaines élections provinciales. « Wayne a été au service des gens de Clare et de la Nouvelle-Écosse, de façon honorable et dans plusieurs rôles, pendant plus de 20 ans, a dit le premier ministre Dexter. Il est quelqu’un sur qui je pouvais compter pour coopérer et établir un consensus lorsque nous étions tous les deux chefs de nos partis respectifs. » « Que ce soit à titre de ministre du Cabinet, de vice-président de l’Assemblée ou de chef par intérim, il a toujours pris son travail au sérieux. Le gouvernement provincial remercie Wayne pour ses nombreuses années de service public et lui souhaite bien du succès dans ses projets d’avenir. » M. Gaudet a été élu pour la première fois en 1993, puis réélu en 1998, 1999, 2003, 2006 et 2009.
New Delhi: Estranged partners McDonald’s and Vikram Bakshi Monday told the NCLAT that they are working towards an out-of-court settlement to end their over five-year-old dispute. Counsels for McDonald’s India Pvt Ltd and Vikram Bakshi told a two-member National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) bench, headed by Chairperson S J Mukhopadhyay, that they are trying to work out a settlement. The bench directed that either of the parties may file an affidavit including the terms of the settlement being arrived at on the next date of hearing on May 13. Also Read – Commercial vehicle sales to remain subdued in current fiscal: Icra”… parties submit that they are negotiating for settlement but the impugned order may come in their way of settlement. In the facts and circumstances, we allow the parties to reach settlement uninfluenced by any of the order passed by the Tribunal or this Appellate Tribunal,” said NCLAT. The Tribunal also gave them additional time to file the affidavit. “Post both the appeals ‘for orders’ on 13th May, 2019 and earlier date (8th May) fixed stands modified,” it said. Also Read – Ashok Leyland stock tanks over 5 pc as co plans to suspend production for up to 15 daysThe bench also said: “In the meantime, if any settlement is reached, any of the party may file affidavit giving the date of settlement.” McDonald’s and Bakshi in 1995 had signed a partnership agreement to open outlets of the US fast food chain in India. It was for a period of 25 years. The two partners had formed a 50:50 joint venture — Connaught Plaza Restaurant Ltd (CPRL) — which was responsible for outlets of the fast-food chain in the country’s northern and eastern regions through the franchise route. In 2017, McDonald’s terminated CPRL’s franchise agreement citing non-payment of royalties. A long-winding legal tussle and battle for control of the business ensued afterwards with Bakshi keeping around 165 McDonald’s branded outlets operational in northern and eastern regions of the country. In southern and western regions, McDonald’s outlets are run by Amit Jatia-led Westlife Development. In August 2017, McDonald’s had told the NCLAT that settlement of dispute with its estranged partner Bakshi was not possible. The tussle started after Bakshi was ousted as the managing director of Connaught Plaza Restaurants (CPRL) in 2013, following which he approached the NCLT, which reinstated him to his position. McDonald’s has challenged the same in the appellate tribunal NCLAT.
Organizers of the Christmas Day community banquet in Port Dover can proceed with planning the 2019 event now that they have a venue sewn up.Last week, Norfolk council granted the organizing committee free use of the Lions Community Centre on St. George Street at Christmas.“I’ll support this,” said Delhi Coun. Mike Columbus. “I don’t see anyone else who would want to use this facility Dec. 24th, 25th and 26th.”This will be the third year that the community banquet is held at the Lions Community Centre. The Port Dover banquet began several years ago in the parish hall at St. Paul’s Anglican Church but eventually outgrew it.Technically, the organizing committee isn’t receiving the use of the Lions Community Centre free of charge. Norfolk policy prevents council from allowing individuals and groups to use county facilities for nothing.Instead, Norfolk will issue a municipal grant in the amount of the rental which the organizing committee can remit to the county.The free banquet was established as a place to go for people in Port Dover and surrounding area who happen to be alone on Christmas or have nowhere to socialize. A turkey dinner with all the trimmings is provided each visitor free of charge, with local individuals, groups and businesses chipping in with cash and food.A similar free Christmas Day banquet has been held at Delhi United Church in Delhi in recent years.“If any of you aren’t busy on Christmas Day, come on down and see what we do,” Ronn Hughes, an organizer of the banquet in Port Dover, told council.MSonnenberg@postmedia.com
An initiative of ECA, the African Information Society Initiative (AISI) Media Awards aim to promote journalism which contributes to a better understanding of the information society in Africa. They are given to individual journalists and media institutions based on the continent.ECA said the sustainable build up of an information society in African countries requires the development of information resources to reflect the needs of each and every sector and stakeholder. The information society also requires that knowledge be disseminated and used by stakeholders, the public at large and disenfranchised groups such as women and the poor to make rational choices and exercise human rights.Internationally recognized African journalists, media researchers, and experts on ICT for Development issues selected this year’s winners: ICT Focus from Ethiopia, Radio Afrique Espoir from Benin, Association Yam Pukri from Burkina Faso, Realities Magazine from Tunisia, Women of Uganda Network, African Languages Technology from Nigeria, Etienne Tasse from Cameroon, Salif Sanogo from Mali, Takawira Musara from Zimbabwe, IT and Telecom Digest from Nigeria, Bianca Wright from South Africa and Brenda Zulu from Zambia. The Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA), the Open Society Initiative for Western Africa (OSIWA), the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and the International Institute for Communication and Development (IICD) sponsor the awards.
“I would say that even very conservatively one would have to double the amount of assistance coming into this country to really assure that Afghanistan can really get on the road to recovery,” Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General, Nigel Fisher, told a briefing in Kabul, the Afghan capital. “So we’re still far short of that goal.”Noting that at a meeting in Tokyo in January there had been a commitment of $4.6 billion to Afghanistan, Mr. Fisher said: “(It) sounded like a lot of money, but when the World Bank and the UN made an estimate of what was actually needed in this country for the next three years, they estimated conservatively $13 billion and optimistically $19 billion. So you put the $4.6 billion commitment for reconstruction in that context it’s not enough.”He pointed out that the Afghan government requested $2.2 billion for this year’s budget, while promises by the international community made in Brussels in March totalled just under $2 billion, even without counting additional costs for elections.The speed at which commitments were coming in was also inadequate, Mr. Fisher said. He cited the Law and Order Trust Fund, necessary for reforming the police, which needs $121 million dollars this year but has so far only received $11 million. The Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund is seeking $600 million this year but has only got $63 million. The UN has a programme this year of $728 million dollars but has so far only got $220 million.But Mr. Fisher also pointed to improvements in the country. Some 2.4 million devices were destroyed last year in de-mining action. Last year’s wheat harvest of 2.6 million tons was an 80 per cent increase over 2001. This year’s harvest is estimated at 4.6 million tons, 64 per cent better than 1978, the last year of normal production before the wars began.
NEW YORK, N.Y. – Scientific Games plans to pay about $3.3 billion to buy Bally Technologies in a deal that would combine makers of gambling equipment ranging from slot machines to instant-win lottery games.The electronic gambling machine maker said Friday that it will pay $83.30 for each share of Bally. That amounts to a 38 per cent premium to Bally’s closing price of $60.17 on Thursday.The deal value totals $5.1 billion counting about $1.8 billion in Bally debt.The companies expect the transaction to close early next year, but it still needs approval from Bally shareholders and antitrust and gambling regulators.The boards of both companies have already approved it.Bally Technologies Inc. was founded during the Great Depression and started as a pinball maker. It makes reel-spinning and video slots and casino management and accounting systems.Scientific Games Corp. sells instant-win lottery games and sports betting technology. It said the deal also will add table products like automatic shufflers and proprietary table games to its portfolio.Bally CEO Richard Haddrill and Chairman David Robbins are expected to join the Scientific Games board after the deal closes.Both companies completed sizeable acquisitions last fall. Scientific Games closed a $1.42 billion deal to buy gambling equipment company WMS Industries Inc. Las Vegas-based Bally finished its acquisition of rival casino device company SHFL Entertainment Inc., a deal valued at $1.3 billion including debt.Bally shares jumped nearly 34 per cent, or $20.33, to $80.50 Friday morning after the deal was announced and more than an hour before markets opened. Scientific Games stock also climbed more than 16 per cent, or $1.43, to $9.97. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Associated Press Posted Aug 1, 2014 6:50 am MDT Scientific Games strikes $3.3-billion cash deal to buy slot machine maker Bally Technologies
VANCOUVER – The City of Vancouver is urging the federal government to take a broader look at greenhouse gas emissions when considering the proposed Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.City manager Sadhu Johnston has written a letter to Environment and Climate Change Canada saying the department should look at downstream emissions created from processing, refining, transporting and using the pipeline’s oil when assessing environmental impact.Kinder Morgan wants to triple the capacity of the existing Trans Mountain pipeline that carries diluted bitumen from near Edmonton to Burnaby, B.C., increasing the number of tankers in Burrard Inlet seven-fold.The federal government announced in January that it will consider upstream emissions, created by drilling and exploration, but Johnston’s letter argued downstream emissions would be much larger and must also be assessed to gauge the project’s full impact.The letter noted a report by Simon Fraser University Prof. Mark Jaccard that found the upstream emissions from an expanded pipeline would be about 7.7 million tonnes per year, while downstream emissions would be about 71.1 million tonnes per year.Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson has spoken out against the Trans Mountain expansion, arguing that increased tanker traffic would greatly increase the risk of an oil spill.“Kinder Morgan’s pipeline proposal is a bad deal for Vancouver’s environment and economy,” Robertson said in a statement released Monday.Kinder Morgan declined comment.The federal government is expected to release its decision on the project by December. by The Canadian Press Posted Apr 18, 2016 4:40 pm MDT Last Updated Apr 18, 2016 at 5:42 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Vancouver asks feds for broader scope in pipeline environmental assessment
“I urge all parties to avoid any damage to the oil facilities. Natural resources belong to all Libyans and preserving oil infrastructure is in the national interest,” said Mr. Kobler in a news release issued by the Mission. “Attacks on the oil terminals further threaten the stability and lead to a greater division of the country. They further restrict the oil exports and add to people’s suffering,” he added. He further called for respecting the UN Security Council Resolution 2259 that recognises the Government of National Accord consisting of the Presidency Council and the cabinet as the sole executive authority in the country. The resolution also contains a clear prohibition on illicit oil exports, noted the news release. The release also mentioned that Mr. Kobler joined the Presidency Council’s calls for a comprehensive national consensus and expressed his support for consultations that would lead to the formation of a new Government of National Accord.
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. Rowland White, a publishing director with Penguin, which produces Ladybird books, told the Sunday Times that Clarence House approached the publisher with the idea.”It was a coincidence where we were thinking about a new series for adults after the huge success of the spoof books, but this time wanted some factual books by experts on science, history and arts subjects,” he said. Mr Juniper told the Mail on Sunday: “His Royal Highness, Emily and I had to work very hard to make sure that each word did its job, while at the same time working with the pictures to deliver the points we needed to make.”I hope we’ve managed to paint a vivid picture, and like those iconic titles from the 60s and 70s, created a title that will stand the test of time.”Ladybird books traditionally targeted children, but have recently found success with a range of humorous titles for adults. The Prince of Wales has penned a Ladybird book on climate change, a co-author has revealed.Charles, a vocal critic of man-made climate change, has taken on the challenges and possible solutions in the book aimed at adults, according to reports.He wrote the book with Tony Juniper, a former Friends of the Earth director, and Emily Shuckburgh, a Cambridge University climate scientist. Ladybird books for adults
aalborgdanish leaguekobenhavnmads larsenmensahnarcisse One of the most talented Danish handball players – Mads Larsen, has joined Aalborg, the Danish club confirmed. The club’s president said that with the arrival of Larsen the club can seriously challenge for the title the upcoming season, considering AG Kobenhavn is no longer there. Aged 21, Larsen found his third Danish club in his career, and has been called the Danish ‘Daniel Narcisse’, a namecalling that is definitely in his favour. ← Previous Story Henrik Toft Hansen to Bjerringbro-Silkeborg! Next Story → KIF Kolding to try to create Dream Team with former AGK players