first_imgCox’s Bazar (Bangladesh): Bangladesh on Thursday said it has banned two aid agencies from Rohingya camps in the country’s southeast, alleging they were telling refugees to reject repatriation to their homeland in Myanmar. The move came amid growing impatience from Dhaka about the presence of the refugees in the country, two years after some 740,000 were driven over the border by a military crackdown on the Muslim minority. The latest repatriation attempt by Bangladesh and Myanmar two weeks ago, the second in less than a year, failed with not a single refugee volunteering to cross the border back home. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USUS-based Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) and local organisation Al Markazul Islami were accused by the government’s NGO Affairs Bureau of “instigating” the stateless minority against the recent repatriation attempt. Kamal Hossain, the government administrator of Cox’s Bazar district where the refugee camps are located, said Dhaka had issued a notice for the NGOs to immediately stop their activities across the country. “The administration is taking action accordingly to the issued order,” he said, adding that the NGO Affairs Bureau also ordered bank transactions by the two agencies to be halted. More than 130 aid agencies work in the three dozen squalid camps in Cox’s Bazar, where the 740,000 Rohingya fled to, joining some 200,000 others already living here.last_img read more

first_imgRabat – Moroccan authorities have put strict security measures in place as over nine thousand Jews pass through Moroccan airports this week to celebrate Passover.Despite the Israeli citizens having been called upon to avoid Morocco for non-essential travel, thousands of Jews from all over the world, including many from Israel, have chosen Morocco as their destination to celebrate the Jewish holiday Passover.The seven-day event, which began at sunset on Tuesday April 15th, brought thousands of Moroccan Jews to the country, joining Moroccan Jewish residents to celebrate the Jewish holiday. Moroccan airline officials told Al-Massaa that more than nine thousand Jews have crossed through Moroccan airports in the last week. Most of the arrivals were from Israel, including Israeli-Moroccan Jews.According to the same source, the Moroccan authorities have initiated strict security measures to ensure the safety of the Jewish visitors during the weeklong holiday.These security measures aim at securing the crossing points and the religious spaces in various regions of the kingdom which will be occupied by the Jewish visitors.Passover remains one of the most widely observed Jewish holidays, which immortalizes the liberation of the Jews from slavery to the Egyptians each year. Moroccan Jews also often celebrate another holiday called Mimouna that begins on the last night of Passover.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributedlast_img read more

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said today that it had moved to a refugee camp in southern Pakistan about 1,000 Afghans who were part of a larger group that had unexpectedly arrived earlier this week in the no-man’s land border area after fleeing bombardments in Afghanistan.In an operation that began yesterday, the Afghans went to the Landi Kareze camp, about 15 kilometres west of the Chaman border, Fatoumata Kaba, a spokesman for the agency, told a news briefing in Islamabad.At a time when thousands of Afghan refugees were crossing back into Afghanistan via the Chaman border, these families began to arrive near the Killi Faizo staging camp at the border on New Year’s day, after having travelled sometimes for as many as 20 days.Some of the refugees interviewed by UNCHR explained that they had to flee their villages more than two weeks ago because of bombardments; others mentioned drought as a cause for flight. “We feel that if there is assistance inside southern Afghanistan, this influx may stop,” the spokesman said. “Unfortunately, insecurity in southern Afghanistan continues to hinder delivery of much needed humanitarian assistance.”Meanwhile, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reported good turnouts in Kabul for its ongoing measles immunization campaign, with a steady stream of parents taking their children to the 200 immunization centres in and around the city.The Kabul phase will run for roughly two weeks before the campaign fans out to other parts of the country, UNICEF spokesperson Chulho Hyun said. Vaccines and syringes will be sent to Herat this weekend, supplementing supplies already on the ground. “The goal is to immunize 690,000 kids in the western region from the middle of the month,” the spokesman said. “Similarly, the target population in the eastern region is around 700,000.” read more

CALGARY – The chairman of Agrium Inc. (TSX:AGU) says Jana Partners LLC is providing incentives to the nominees it wants installed on the fertilizer giant’s board, undermining their independence and putting them on a “golden leash.”Agrium’s current board and chief executive Mike Wilson have been outspoken critics of Jana, a New York-based fund that is Agrium’s biggest shareholder with a 7.5 per cent stake.In a letter to investors, Agrium chairman Victor Zaleschuk says “it is important to note that Jana’s dissident nominees have agreed to accept special incentive payments from Jana for serving on Agrium’s board.”Zaleschuk says in the letter, which accompanies a management proxy circular filed by Calgary-based Agrium, that the incentives are structured to support short-term actions even “at the expense of greater long-term value.”“This kind of ‘golden leash’ arrangement is unheard of in Canada and raises serious questions about the independence of Jana’s nominees, and their ability to act in the best interests of all shareholders,” Zaleschuk said.The letter and proxy filing were made in preparation for Agrium’s annual general meeting in Calgary on April 9, when shareholders will have a chance to vote.Jana described the letter as “another diversionary tactic” from a board that knows it’s losing shareholder support.The fund said that its nominees would only “stand to gain to the extent that all shareholders gain” and that they meet the standards of independence set by Canadian law, the New York Stock Exchange and Agrium’s own governance guidelines.“Agrium has known this since we first disclosed our director nominees four months ago but is raising it now out of desperation,” it said.“It is also preposterous that a board chairman that has purchased literally zero shares personally in almost seven years and a board that overall has invested so little personally in their own stock, and has acted accordingly, would seek to make an issue out of director alignment with shareholders,” Jana said in a statement emailed to The Canadian Press.Jana also said Agrium’s new appeal doesn’t address the board’s “total failure” to unlock Agrium’s true potential value.“If these are Agrium’s best arguments, we feel even more confident that real change is coming, and we look forward to releasing our own proxy to shareholders shortly,” Jana said.The Jana proposal that has garnered the most attention has been to split up Agrium’s retail business from its wholesale business. Agrium said Monday that Jana has proposed to spin off Agrium’s potash business, too. Jana also wants to cut costs, allocate capital more effectively and improve corporate governance and has criticized Agrium for focusing only fighting on the spinoff element.“Jana’s campaign isn’t about corporate governance, operating performance or board experience,” Zaleschuk counters in his letter.“It is a Trojan Horse tactic aimed at securing board seats that Jana can then use to further its agenda of breaking up Agrium. To that end, Jana has promoted an ever-changing but consistently flawed analysis of Agrium’s track record, business and board.”Zaleschuk said the facts do not support Jana’s claims.“You are invested in a company that has delivered a 467 per cent shareholder return (as of Feb. 13) since embarking on its current integrated strategy – a strategy that continues to create record results and significant and sustainable value,” said Zaleschuk.“Jana wants to abandon that strategy, break the company into three small pieces, and take other actions that will destroy shareholder value.”In a slide-show presentation, Agrium also goes after the companies in which three of Jana’s nominees were involved: UAP, which was acquired by Agrium in 2008, Brenntag and MSC Industrial. It points out weaknesses on each of those company’s boards, including a lack of independent directors with distribution experience.Jana has said UAP’s David Bullock, Brenntag’s Stephen Clark and MSC’s Mitchell Jacobson would fill the retail distribution experience gaps on Agrium’s board. It also wants to appoint Jana managing partner Barry Rosenstein and former Liberal agriculture minister Lyle Vanclief.Agrium has appointed former Viterra CEO Mayo Schmidt and former John Deere executive David Everitt to its board.In its proxy circular, Agrium said it picked the two men after an “extensive search” that began in March 2012 — two months before Jana made its initial approach. A representative for Agrium said board succession planning was something Agrium was always planning on doing, with or without Jana’s involvement.Last month, Agrium gave Jana the opportunity to appoint one of its own directors, in addition to Schmidt and Everitt, in an effort to end what has become a bitter proxy fight. Both sides have offered differing accounts of what caused talks to break down.Agrium shares were down more than two per cent at $104.81 on the Toronto Stock Exchange on Monday afternoon. Agrium chairman says Jana’s dissident board nominees are on a ‘golden leash’ AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press Posted Mar 4, 2013 9:03 am MDT read more

Junior center Amir Williams dunks the ball. OSU beat Nebraska, 71-67, in the second round of the Big Ten Tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse March 14. Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editor INDIANAPOLIS — Ohio State was finished.After leading by as much as eight points in the first half, Nebraska used a huge run late in the first half and into the second to surge out to a 48-30 lead with 13:45 left.But sparked by sophomore guard Amedeo Della Valle and the scoring prowess of junior forward LaQuinton Ross, the Buckeyes fought their way all the way to steal a 71-67 win Friday and advance to the semifinals of the Big Ten Tournament.“I’ll tell you what, I’m very proud of these guys and the effort that they put forth,” OSU coach Thad Matta said after the win. “We fought, we clawed, and found a way to win the basketball game.”A dunk by junior forward Sam Thompson made the score 58-56 with 4:42 left, as OSU’s pressure defense caused problems for the Cornhuskers.Ross made two free throws to tie the game at 63 with 1:52 remaining, and on its next possession OSU took the lead for the first time since there was one minute remaining in the first half after he made two more.The Buckeyes were able to make enough free throws down the stretch — they shot just 17-28 from the line during the game — to secure the victory.Matta said the come from behind win ranks with the Notre Dame game Dec. 21, where OSU came back from eight points down in the final minute to win, 64-61.“What were we down, 18 with 10 (minutes) to go today?” Matta said. “This one was probably — the stakes were high on this one … This one was definitely up there. No question about it.”Della Valle finished with 12 points off the bench for OSU to go along with six rebounds. He also hit a big 3-pointer that cut Nebraska’s lead to two with 2:51 to play.“Definitely one of the toughest games for me,” Della Valle said after the game. “But I’m glad we came out with the win.”Different from their first round victory against Purdue, the Buckeyes came out of the gate quickly against the Cornhuskers and led 11-3 after Ross buried a jumper with 14:57 left.After a dunk by junior center Amir Williams to give OSU (25-8, 12-8) a 20-12 lead, the Cornhuskers would finish the first half on a 19-8 run over the last 8:50 to take a 31-28 advantage into the locker room.The Buckeyes’ woes offensively toward the end of the opening half could have been a result of Nebraska (19-12, 11-8) switching to zone defense, as OSU found it difficult to get good shots inside.Early turnovers also prevented OSU from extending the lead when it had the chance, as the Buckeyes committed nine in the game’s first 20 minutes. Nebraska also made 5-13 shots from beyond the three-point arc, compared to just 1-8 shooting by OSU.Things didn’t get any better for the Buckeyes early in the second half, as Nebraska continued it’s scoring run to take a 36-28 lead and forcing Matta to call a timeout with 17:50 left.Ross would hit a tough shot in the lane to stop the bleeding momentarily, but the Buckeyes struggled further to score after as Nebraska’s lead swelled to 48-30 after sophomore forward Terran Petteway made two free throws at the 13:45 mark. Ross also picked up another technical foul — his third in seven games — during the run.But OSU would storm back with help from a stifling full court press and were able to come out on top.Thompson — who finished the game with seven points — said that although recent games against the Cornhuskers have been close, he wouldn’t call it a rivalry with them for one simple reason.“They haven’t beaten us enough for it to be a rivalry,” Thompson said.Senior guard Aaron Craft said after the victory he wasn’t sure what the difference was against Nebraska, since OSU has struggled in late game situations this season to secure victories. But in all, keeping their mind right was key.“We did a good job of never giving up, a phenomenal job of staying focused,” Craft said. “We kept looking up and seeing how much time was left on the clock.”Ross finished with a career-high 26 points and 13 rebounds. Petteway led the Cornhuskers with 20 points.“We stayed together through the whole thing. There was never any panic during the whole situation,” Ross said after the win. “If you watch some of our games earlier in the year, we was down less points than that, I think we were down 18 here. A couple games, like Minnesota, we (were) probably down five and we panicked but that game right there we (were) able to not panic and got through it.”Up next, the Buckeyes are scheduled to take on rival and top-seeded Michigan Saturday with a chance to play for their sixth straight tournament championship on the line.Tipoff is set for 1:40 p.m. from Bankers Life Fieldhouse. read more

If you’re a fan of our podcasts, be sure to subscribe on Apple Podcasts and leave a rating/review. That helps spread the word to other listeners. And get in touch by email, on Twitter or in the comments. Tell us what you think, send us hot takes to discuss and tell us why we’re wrong. Hot Takedown More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS Welcome to the latest episode of Hot Takedown, our podcast where the hot sports takes of the week meet the numbers that prove them right or tear them down. On this week’s show (Jan. 12, 2016), we look at whether Alabama’s onside kick won the Tide this year’s college football championship. We try to work out who the heck is going to be crowned Super Bowl champion. Plus, we ask whether Alex Ovechkin is the best hockey player of all time. And we give you a Significant Digit on the awesome Lionel Messi as he secures his fifth Ballon d’Or. Also, Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump makes his Hot Takedown debut. Stream the episode by clicking the play button, or subscribe using one of the podcast clients we’ve linked to above. Links to what we discussed are here:Neil Paine on what last weekend’s wild-card games really mean.Neil Paine writes about why there is no Super Bowl favorite.FiveThirtyEight’s college football coverage.Neil Paine reports on the quality of goalkeeping in modern hockey.Ben Morris explains why Lionel Messi is impossible. read more

first_img 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. St Cuthbert’s Church, Chester-le-Street, where Mr Reid servedCredit:Glen Minikin But he disbursed to himself more than £113,000 from parish cheques. He wrote more than 150 cheques to himself, most of which were co-signed by Veronica Leddy.  St Cuthbert's Church, Chester-le-Streetcenter_img A Roman Catholic priest who fell in love with his housekeeper defrauded his parish of more than £50,000 while lavishing her and her daughters with gifts.The Rev John Reid, 70, was supposed to live a simple life, but spent £1,200 on a canteen of cutlery, was a member of the Sunday Times Wine Club and spent £80 on oysters and smoked salmon while holidaying in Scotland.Jane Waugh, prosecuting, said the priest, now living in Stockton, had joined the parish in 2009 and accounts showed spending increased fourfold in some areas after he took over.She said “female clothing” had been found in the bedrooms and passports belonging to the housekeeper Gillian Leddy and her two daughters had been found in the safe. The court heard that Mr Reid told police he had fallen in love with Gillian Leddy, and saw her daughters, Veronica and Alice, as “the family that he never had”.During the inquiry, it emerged that the priest gave property and money to the Leddys on a “large scale”, buying two homes each for Veronica and Alice, a car each and financing a cafe business for them.He also gave them both substantial amounts of cash. But Ms Waugh said the money for these gifts came from an inheritance of the priest, not the result of fraud.Mr Reid accepted taking the Leddys out to eat “a few times a week”. Over the four years he was at St Cuthbert’s, his basic remuneration should have totalled £31,455. “In particular, there had been dramatic increases within the categories of general administration, housekeeping and hospitality,” said Ms Waugh.”This would appear to be because Gillian, Alice and Veronica Leddy, who are mother and daughters and close friends of the defendant from his previous parish at Willington, were effectively living at the presbytery and the defendant’s expenditure increased to reflect the fact that he was helping to support them financially.”This additional expenditure was claimed back from the Church, in expenses, by the defendant,” she added.Christopher Knox, defending, spoke of 15 character references and said the priest expressed “great distress, regret and apology”.Mr Reid was handed an 18-month suspended sentence at Durham Crown Court after he admitted fraud by abuse of position at a previous hearing.He has agreed to pay back the £50,000 within three months.last_img read more

first_img Short URL Kieran Keane (file pic). Chiefs assistant Kieran Keane confirmed as next Connacht head coach Keane will bring “ambitious and exciting brand of rugby” to the Sportsground, says CEO Willie Ruane. Feb 20th 2017, 1:15 PM 40,004 Views Share48 Tweet Email http://the42.ie/3249030 By Paul Fennessy Android Kieran Keane (file pic). Image: Photosport/Chris Symes/INPHOcenter_img Monday 20 Feb 2017, 1:15 PM CHIEFS ASSISTANT KIERAN Keane will take over as Connacht head coach ahead of next season.Keane has agreed a three-year contract to replace Pat Lam, who leaves for Bristol at the end of the current campaign.“The Chiefs Rugby Club warmly congratulates Kieran Keane on his appointment as Head Coach of Connacht Rugby in Ireland,” the Super Rugby franchise said.“The current Gallagher Chiefs assistant coach will depart New Zealand at the conclusion of the 2017 Investec Super Rugby season to take up his new post.Kieran has made an outstanding contribution to New Zealand rugby over many years and is highly respected by the many players he’s coached and staff who have had the privilege to work alongside him.”Speaking following the news, the 63-year-old — who mainly played in thecentre for Canterbury between 1977 and 1985 — added:“Everyone has to weigh up their future in this game and coaches are no exception. When one door closes another door opens. I have aspirations to return to head coaching and Connacht have afforded me the opportunity to realise this aspiration.Connacht is a good fit for me as they have ambition and I like the passion of the community and the warmth of the people. My time in New Zealand rugby is done after 36 consecutive years of coaching at all levels which I am proud of. It has been stimulating and rewarding and I have made some wonderful friends and colleagues throughout this time, I am so much richer for having made their acquaintance. 50 Comments iTunes Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article “During my recent trip to the West of Ireland, I had the chance to meet many people within Connacht Rugby and I was immediately taken by the genuine passion they have for the people they represent and the ambition they have to achieve so much more.”Debuting in 1979, Keane made six appearances for the All Blacks though none were classed as official internationals. He has also worked as a schoolteacher, as well as coaching at provincial level with Marlborough and Hawke’s Bay, and overseeing New Zealand U16 and U17 age grade sides.His greatest success arguably came as head coach of Tasman Makos, where he guided the team to an ITM Cup Championship victory and promotion into the Premiership in 2013, taking them to the final of the latter competition a year later and gaining plaudits for his attacking style of rugby in the process.Reacting to the news, Connacht CEO Willie Ruane said: “Kieran’s rugby CV speaks for itself and immediately highlighted to us that he was the perfect fit for Connacht Rugby in the context of the profile of coach that we were looking for.Kieran is a highly experienced Head Coach with a winning track record and a proven ability in identifying talent and maximising the full potential of that talent. His ambitious and exciting brand of rugby is also consistent with the way Connacht Rugby and in particular our players want to continue to play the game into the future.“Kieran’s time at Tasman also highlights the connection that his teams have with the community they represent, and that is something he clearly sees in Connacht as well.Kieran was immediately able to identify with our vision of ‘Grassroots to Green Shirts’, further highlighting to us that he was the right man for the job.“Everyone at Connacht Rugby is extremely excited about the future and Kieran’s appointment is key to helping us achieve the level of sustained and consistent success that we are all working towards. Before he starts, there is a lot of rugby to be played and I know Pat and the team are fully focused on delivering a really strong finish to the current season.”Subscribe to The42 Rugby Show podcast here: Image: Photosport/Chris Symes/INPHO Billy Vunipola admits he ‘probably won’t make’ Six Nations finale against Ireland>In-form Leavy always striving for improvement after seizing his chance with both hands>last_img read more

first_imgUne jeune diabétique écrit au ministre de la SantéUne jeune fille a rédigé un courrier à l’attention de Xavier Bertrand, le ministre de la Santé français, lui demandant le maintien du remboursement intégral des bandelettes d’autocontrôle de la glycémie. Le ministre a promis qu’il allait rencontrer la jeune diabétique.Lucile a 15 ans et pourrait être une lycéenne comme les autres. Mais depuis qu’elle a 2 ans, elle se sait diabétique et son quotidien est rythmé par les injections d’insuline et le contrôle de sa glycémie. Depuis fin février, un arrêté limite les remboursements des bandelettes d’autocontrôle de la glycémie pour les diabétiques de type 2. Si Lucile souffre d’un diabète de type 1, dit insulino-dépendant, et n’est donc pas concernée par la limitation des remboursements, la jeune fille a tout de même tenu à écrire au ministre de la Santé pour demander le maintien du remboursement intégral de ces fameuses bandelettes, elle qui en utilise environ 730 par an. La jeune fille explique ainsi dans sa lettre publiée par Libération : “Certains jours, la vie me semble ne plus valoir la peine d’être vécue”. Si Xavier Bertrand aurait promis de rencontrer la jeune fille, le ministère de la Santé précise à nouveau que les personnes souffrant de diabète de type 1 ne sont pas concernées par les déremboursements. De son côté, l’Association française des diabétiques explique que pour les personnes souffrant de diabète de type 2, le médecin peut prescrire plus de bandelettes, qui seront alors remboursées. En France, 3,5 millions de personnes souffriraient de diabète.Le 21 avril 2011 à 12:07 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

first_imgGoogle has just launched a new volunteer community it is calling YouTube Heroes, which aims to bridge the gap between YouTube’s automated video monitoring systems and getting a real person making decisions about what content is inappropriate.YouTube has a staggering amount of new content added on a minute-by-minute basis (hundreds of hours), making it impossible for humans to review it all before it goes live. So automated systems do the heavy lifting, but this has lead to some content being flagged as inappropriate when it really shouldn’t be. Google’s answer to this is a global community of volunteers who help police content in return for perks.YouTube Heroes will be able to mass flag inappropriate content as well as add captions and subtitles to videos. They’ll have a direct line to YouTube staff and can share their knowledge with other YouTube users. Google will help with training by holding workshops and hero video chats, which if you pass gains you access to supertools allowing you to help filter YouTube for the masses.Heroes will be rewarded using a points system. Points are accrued by carrying out “qualifying contributions.” Earn enough points and perks are unlocked, which so far include access to new services early, testing new features first, and potentially going to a Heroes Summit. Direct access to YouTube staff is also viewed as a perk.This is a clever way for Google to get thousands of real people reviewing video content and comments every day. But it can also be viewed as Google finding a very cheap solution to its ongoing (and growing) problem of content moderation. YouTube Heroes costs the company a tiny amount and is sure to be popular. I think the perks could be improved a lot, though, and hopefully will be in the coming months.Want to be a YouTube Hero? Just head on over to the sign-up page.last_img read more

first_img Comments Share your voice TV and Movies Digital Media 2:27 Tags What’s new to stream in April 2019 Netflix Now playing: Watch this: 5 Tuesday’s report comes after some, including legendary director Steven Spielberg and several theater chains, have said Netflix-distributed films should count as “made for TV movies” that contend for Emmy awards, not Oscars. Critics say the company only puts movies into cinemas as “token” screenings purely to qualify for awards like the Oscars. Netflix won big at the Oscars this year, taking home four awards in total for Roma and a documentary short.  Stay tuned for whatever comes out of that meeting of Academy leaders this month. First published April 2, 12:59 p.m. PT.Update 1:21 p.m. PT: Adds statement from an Academy spokesperson.  Netflix film Roma took home three awards at the Oscars this year. Getty Images The US Justice Department is concerned that potential rule changes by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences may hurt Netflix and other streaming services’ eligibility for the Oscars, according to a report from Variety on Tuesday. Changing Academy rules to exclude Netflix and others may raise antitrust issues and violate competition law, the agency reportedly warned in a March 21 letter to Academy CEO Dawn Hudson.”In the event that the Academy — an association that includes multiple competitors in its membership — establishes certain eligibility requirements for the Oscars that eliminate competition without procompetitive justification, such conduct may raise antitrust concerns,” Makan Delrahim, the chief of the DOJ’s antitrust division, reportedly wrote.The Academy acknowledged receipt of the letter but said little beyond that.”We’ve received a letter from the Department of Justice and have responded accordingly,” said a spokesperson of the Academy in an email statement. “The Academy’s Board of Governors will meet on April 23 for its annual awards rules meeting, where all branches submit possible updates for consideration.” Neither the DOJ nor Netflix immediately responded to requests for comment. last_img read more

Press Council of India twoday inquiry committee meeting

first_imgHyderabad: Press Council of India (PCI) held a two-day inquiry committee meeting under the chairmanship of Justice Chandramauli Kumar Prasad after the council received complaints against media persons and organisation. So far, 37 complaints were lodged with the council, in which 10 were from the Telugu States. PCI Chairperson Justice Chandramauli Kumar Prasad speaking to the media here on Thursday said 37 cases were brought before the inquiry committee across the nation, in which five complaints were against media persons of different organisations and the rest were against paper content. Also Read – Solve farmers problems, demands Congress in Kamareddy Advertise With Us Out of the total complaints received ten complaints were registered from both Telugu States. The PCI has also received complaints about the attacks on journalists from Tamil Nadu and Telangana. “The inquiry committee of the Press Council of India has concluded its two-day meeting on June 26-27, 2019 under the chairmanship of Justice Chandramauli Kumar Prasad. Also Read – Woman found dead, relatives stage dharna in Kamareddy Advertise With Us The committee considered 37 cases of violation of Freedom of Press and journalistic ethics. The inquiry committee while adjourning three cases recommended censure in four newspapers for violation of Norms of Journalistic conduct. It also recommended dismissal/disposal in 30 remaining cases”, said an official press release. He also suggested that the media persons consult the Council if they face any obligations in their journalistic career. Advertise With Us He asked the media persons to have confidence upon the council as PCI is to safeguard journalists and journalism values. He advised newspapers and agencies to write to the PCI if they were deprived of getting advertisements for publishing news against government. “The committee also came across few complaints against paid news; censorship will be implemented on such media organisations. PCI will keep an eye that no media person will be harassed or harmed by anyone,” PCI Chairperson added.last_img read more

first_imgKhabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor are arguably the two most divisively popular figures in the world of combat sport which made their first meeting a financial juggernaut. In that bout, McGregor lost but what took the headlines was the post-fight brawl that broke out between the contingents of the respective fighters and since then, the Irishman has been chasing the Russian for a rematch.The melee which resulted after their fight at UFC 229 was a result of bad blood in the build-up to the match and post his victory, Khabib spoke extensively about McGregor insulting his family and faith. Since the fight which took place on October 6, 2018, both wrestlers are yet to take to the octagon. While there have been several rumours surrounding the return of the Irishman, Khabib remains adamant he will only return when his teammates are eligible to fight.During a Q&A session over St. Patrick’s Day weekend, which was attended and filmed by BJPenn.com’s Mike Pendleton, McGregor was asked about a potential rematch with Nurmagomedov. Addressing the rumours of his return, the Irishman said that a rematch must happen because of the “dispute” that happened after their first encounter. The 30-year-old also gave his respect to Khabib for his sharp abilities in the ring. Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Conor McGregor at UFC 229.Steven Ryan/Getty Images”He’s a formidable opponent, wrestled bears since he was a kid. He’s put a lot of time in his standup work and it was a lot sharper than I anticipated it was going to be. I’ve got to respect that, it was his big moment. It’s easy to do this once, it’s very easy for someone to be given something and to do it just one time. It’s like you put your absolute all into it,” said McGregor.McGregor went on to describe how his motivation might have dipped prior to their bout and he admitted that he may have not given his Russian opponent the respect he deserved.”If you do it time after time and year after year, that’s when the motivation kind of dips, that’s when the dedication kind of lacks, and that’s when people creep up,” he said. “That’s what I feel has happened here, I didn’t give him his respect, I marched forward, I didn’t give a sh*t, I got caught with that overhand. If I switched on, I would not get caught with that overhand in any form of combat. I’m very confident, very eager, very in shape, let’s keep it going.””Imagine almost dropping someone ’cause he almost got me, but he didn’t drop me. I got to my feet, threw shots, threw a knee, and he shot for a takedown. Imagine almost dropping someone with a picture-perfect shot, a picture-perfect punch, and then shooting for the legs. You almost got the fight done and you shoot for the legs, stand up and fight.” Khabib remained undefeated in MMA after defeating McGregor in the biggest UFC fight of his career.Harry How/Getty ImagesThe Irish fighter then recalled the incidents in the aftermath of their previous battle and said he must get a rematch against the current lightweight champion in order to settle their dispute.”When there’s dispute, there must be a rematch. There was dispute in my last one, I slapped his brother and his cousin on top of the cage, he [Khabib] tried to jump out and run. This is not over, so there’s dispute, there has to be a rematch.”last_img read more

NY attorney general resigns after sexual abuse report

first_imgThis combination of file pictures created on 08 May, 2018 shows Michelle Manning Barish (L) on 03 May, 2016 in New York, attorney general of New York Eric Schneiderman (C) on 12 April, 2018 in New York City and producer Tanya Selvastram on 20 February, 2014 in New York City. Photo: AFPNew York state’s top prosecutor, a public champion of the #MeToo movement, resigned on Monday hours after being accused by The New Yorker magazine of physically assaulting four women.It was an abrupt fall from power for Eric Schneiderman, the New York attorney general and a Donald Trump opponent whose office had launched multiple legal challenges against the Republican administration.”In the last several hours, serious allegations, which I strongly contest, have been made against me,” Schneiderman said in a statement.”While these allegations are unrelated to my professional conduct or the operations of the office, they will effectively prevent me from leading the office’s work at this critical time. I therefore resign my office, effective at the close of business on 8 May.”Two of the women spoke to the magazine on the record, alleging that Schneiderman repeatedly hit them, often after drinking, frequently in bed and never with their consent.Both say they sought medical attention after having been slapped hard across the ear and face, and also choked, the magazine said.The New Yorker said none of the women classified the behavior as consensual.Earlier, Schneiderman issued a statement denying that he had assaulted anyone or that he had ever engaged in non-consensual sex.”In the privacy of intimate relationships, I have engaged in role-playing and other consensual sexual activity,” he said.- Nothing ‘as despicable’ -Schneiderman is the latest powerful man to fall in the wake of the avalanche of sexual misconduct allegations from women that have poured forth since the Harvey Weinstein scandal broke late last year and effectively ended the Hollywood movie producer’s career.In February, Schneiderman sued The Weinstein Company for failing to protect its employees from the disgraced mogul despite multiple complaints from staff.”We have never seen anything as despicable as what we’ve seen right here,” Schneiderman said then.He had also been instructed by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to review a 2015 decision by the Manhattan district attorney not to prosecute Weinstein over allegations of assault.One of the women named in The New Yorker story described her experiences with Schneiderman as awful.Michelle Manning Barish said he slapped her after they had been drinking.”It was horrendous,” she told the magazine.”It just came out of nowhere. My ear was ringing. I lost my balance and fell backward onto the bed.”I sprang up, but at this point there was very little room between the bed and him. I got up to try to shove him back, or take a swing, and he pushed me back down. He then used his body weight to hold me down, and he began to choke me. The choking was very hard. It was really bad. I kicked. In every fiber, I felt I was being beaten by a man,” she said.After the allegations against Schneiderman emerged, fellow Democrat Cuomo urged him to resign.”My personal opinion is that, given the damning pattern of facts and corroboration laid out in the article, I do not believe it is possible for Eric Schneiderman to continue to serve as attorney general,” Cuomo said.Schneiderman “has made a career railing against this type of abuse. Yet apparently he intends to revictimize these courageous women who have come forward by pulling out that age old sexist trope that they wanted it,” said Debra Katz, a lawyer for Manning Barish.last_img read more

In honour of Mothers Day on the weekend we share

first_imgIn honour of Mother’s Day on the weekend, we share this clip from the 1985 movie National Lampoon’s European Vacation of the gaffe and goof-prone Griswalds. Here, Clark Griswold (played by Chevy Chase) drives the family around London’s Lambeth Bridge roundabout for hours, unable to break left. The kids roll their eyes in the back seat, escaping into their walkman headphones. All the while, mother Griswald, Ellen (played by Beverly D’Angelo) keeps her cool, and rather than lose patience with her bumbling ‘Sparky’ or panic, she falls asleep and lets him deal with it. Happy Mother’s Day to all the mums out there. May your day be spent planning your next getaway.  Flashback FridaylondonMother’s DayNational Lampoon’s European Vacationlast_img read more


first_img 0 Comments   Share   Former Philadelphia Eagles player Ron Jaworski talks with the media during the press conference announcing that the 2017 NFL Draft will be held in Philadelphia, Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola) Your browser does not support the audio element. Top Stories “It’s not always about the talent. It’s about the commitment,” Jaworski added. “And I think there are some guys on that Cardinals’ roster that give me pause.”Arizona’s offense has been mediocre after setting the NFL on fire with its big-play passing attack a year ago. While Jaworski wouldn’t name names when it came to mentally weak players, he did say quarterback Carson Palmer has not played up to his potential, especially when it comes to avoiding turnovers in key situations (see his late interception against San Francisco as one example).Meanwhile, the Cardinals defense has excelled by the numbers, but it hasn’t performed well enough to prop up the up-and-down offense. Most noticeably, the unit has struggled to put games to bed.“I think there are a few guys that I don’t see on tape playing with the intensity and effort that you need to play, particularly at gut-check time, third-down situations — critical situations that you must win,” Jaworski said. “Those are the areas right now that the Cardinals are struggling.”Jaworski called the 49ers victory a “deodorant” on Arizona’s troubles, adding that “you cannot go into that meeting on Monday and be happy about the performance.” LISTEN: Ron Jaworski, ESPN NFL analyst The ESPN analyst, who said the Cardinals next opponent in the Minnesota Vikings has its own set of struggles, said the Week 12 game in Minneapolis is a “litmus test” of sorts.That said, “Arizona could win this game and I think they should win this game,” he said.center_img Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact ESPN NFL analyst Ron Jaworski saw the Arizona Cardinals as a Super Bowl contender to begin the year. On paper, the roster didn’t show obvious holes.But the Cardinals’ 4-4-1 start to the season extended by a too-close-for-comfort win against the 1-8 San Francisco 49ers team last week has bore out a different reality.“Dropped balls, poor throws, bad blocking — I mean, it wasn’t close to the team I thought they would be,” Jaworski told Burns and Gambo Thursday on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM. “I’m not going to use this term ‘mentally weak’ as a team because that’s a very strong statement, but I think there are some players on this team that are mentally weak and they don’t understand — I’m not going to name names — what it takes to win week in and week out, the commitment that it takes to be successful. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retireslast_img read more

Who is entitled to compensation and assistance for

first_imgWho is entitled to compensation and assistance for delayed or cancelled flights?The Regulation EU 261/ 2004 provides compensation* and assistance for passengers if their flight:• Departs from an EU airport• Arrives at an EU airport from outside the EU but with an EU carrier• Is cancelled or arrives at least 3 hours late or moreCan I get a full refund if my flight is cancelled?Under the same EU regulation, you are entitled to one of the following:• A full refund of the cost of the ticket within seven days*• A substitute flight to your destination from a nearby airport with the airline covering any additional travel costs• A replacement flight on a later date outside of the duration of the strike; this is usually limited to a 12-month periodWhat am I entitled to if my flight is severely delayed?• In the event of long delays (two hours or more, depending on the distance of the flight), you qualify for free meals and refreshments plus two free telephone calls and e-mails.• If the time of departure is delayed until the next day, you must be allocated hotel accommodation and transport between the airport and the place of accommodation must be covered by the airline.• If your delay is five hours or longer, you have the right to; a full refund of the ticket within 7 days, when relevant a return flight to the first point of departure.If your airline does not offer you this assistance, then keep your spending low and hold on to your receipts. You can then claim reimbursement from the airline when you return home. Can I claim compensation if I am affected by a strike?This is a grey area as the only circumstances in which the airline is not legally obliged to provide compensation is if the flight was cancelled or delayed due to reasons beyond the airline’s control, such as a volcanic eruption, a strike or extreme weather. There is much debate around which issues are the fault of the airline and which aren’t.Depending on who is striking you may be able to claim up to £530 in compensation from your airline.What steps do I take to claim compensation?1) Raise a complaint with the airline: The claiming procedures for airlines may differ from emails to online forms, so check what method your airline requires before you submit your claim. If you are having difficulty filing the claim, then there are plenty of companies such as AirHelp that can file the claim on your behalf. Alternatively, websites such as moneysavingexpert offer free templates on their site to help you with your claim.2) Use an adjudicator or regulator to take the claim further: If your claim has been rejected or put on hold by your airline don’t worry you can take it further through a regulator or an adjudicator that many airlines are now registered with.3) Take the claim to court: If the airline still reject your claim or you are unhappy with the outcome of your claim then you can take them to court. Claims may be refused by the court if they date back more than 6 years in England, Northern Ireland and Wales (five years in Scotland) so be sure to keep this in mind.Will my travel insurance cover any additional costs?If your claim is rejected by the airline, you may be able to claim compensation from your insurer if the strike is not the airline’s fault. Check the terms and conditions of your policy to see what situations it will cover. You may also receive payment to cover hotel costs or alternative transport you require; the airlines should provide this by law, however, as previously stated. Check out the FCO’s Travel Aware site for guidance on finding the best travel insurance cover for your trip.*fees may apply RelatedWhat to do if your flight is cancelled or delayedThe recent bad weather is causing travel misery up and down the country. Be prepared and find out what your rights are if your flight is delayed or cancelled. Plus we’ve got essential tips for coping with cancellations and how to get home quickly and safely.Flight delays and cancellations: Can I claim compensation?Cancelled or delayed flights can leave you stranded in the airport or days late for your holiday. But you might be entitled to compensation from the airline. So how do you make a flight delay claim and how much compensation for delayed flights can you receive? We’ve got all the…How to claim for compensation when your flight’s gone pear-shapedDelayed and cancelled flights are the stuff of travel nightmares. Read our top tips to make sure you know your rights. Whether your weekend break to Amsterdam is delayed or that flight to the Seychelles is cancelled, there’s usually something you can do. Here’s what you need to know: https://www.instagram.com/p/BlEKEWpFq8g/?hl=en&tagged=flightdelay…last_img read more

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