Those opposing Padmavati should see the film: Union Minister

first_imgThe censor board has a job which it should be allowed to do, the Centre said on Tuesday even as the row over Padmavati raged on with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath claiming that director Sanjay Leela Bhansali was no less guilty than the fringe groups extending threats to him and actor Deepika Padukone.Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore said: “The CBFC has been formed for a purpose. Let it do its job,” responding to questions by reporters. Another senior Union Minister, Birender Singh, said those opposing Padmavati should first watch the film.Striking a different note, Mr. Adityanath told reporters: “Nobody has the right to take the law into his or her own hands. Be it Sanjay Leela Bhansali or anybody else. If those issuing threats are guilty, Bhansali is no less guilty …”BJP legislator from Goshamahal, Raja Singh, has threatened to burn down theatres if Padmavati is released in Telangana. Mr. Singh has written to Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao, requesting him to impose a ban on the film. The movie, however, continued to receive support from Bollywood personalities. Actor Ranveer Singh, who plays Alauddin Khilji in the flick, said he was “200 per cent with the film.” In another development, as many as 42 people belonging to the Rajput community from Rajasthan were taken into preventive custody for staging a demonstration against the film’s release in the State.(With inputs from Omar Rashid)last_img read more

Records from 2007 World Cup

first_imgRecords from 2007 World CupHerschelle Gibbs hit six sixes in an over off Dan van Bunge of the Netherlands – a first in ODIs.Matthew Hayden hit a 66-ball century against South Africa in this edition of the Cup – the fastest in World Cup history.India have the highest victory margin at the World Cup – 257 runs against Bermuda in 2007Australia’s Matthew Hayden was the highest six-hitter in 2007. He ended the tournament with 18 sixes.AB de Villiers and Irish Kyle McCallan had four ducks each – the most by anyone in 2007 edition of the mega tournament.Highest score by a wicketkeeper in World Cup history is 149. Aussie Adam Gilchrist hit 149 in the final against Sri Lanka at Bridgetown, Barbados in 2007.Dwayne Leverock of Bermuda, who took part in the 2007 edition, tipped the weighing scale at 130kg.last_img read more

BookMyShow acquires video platform Nfusion

first_imgNew Delhi, Aug 1 (PTI) Online entertainment ticketing company BookMyShow (BMS) today said it has acquired video-on- demand platform Nfusion for an undisclosed amount, a move that will help the Mumbai-based firm enhance its audio streaming offerings.Without disclosing the financial details of the transaction, BMS said it acquired Nfusion in an all-cash deal.”We are excited to foray into audio entertainment through our offering Jukebox (its online audio entertainment offering), which uses Nfusions technology,” BookMyShow Director Parikshit Dar told PTI. Nfusion was set up in the Middle East in 2009 by Shoaib GM Khan, Sivagurunathan S and Prabhakar Reddy. The HD video- on-demand platform allowed users to stream videos online.Dar said that strengthening the audio offerings is part of BMSs efforts to become a complete entertainment destination.”We had a library of 1.5 million songs and are now making available curated music that will help listeners discover many more tracks,” he said.The Nfusion team will be headed by Khan, while Sivagurunathan will lead the architecture, development and operations teams at BMS.To lead the vertical, BookMyShow has appointed Aditya Kuber as Associate Vice President ? Audio Entertainment. He will report to BookMyShow CEO and founder Ashish Hemrajani.Kuber will play an instrumental role in driving partnerships with music labels and distributors, creating exclusive audio content for BookMyShow users, and product marketing.In 2013, BookMyShow had acquired Chennai-based online ticketing player TicketGreen.It then acquired a majority stake in Bengaluru-based social media analytics start-up Eventifier in 2015 and Chennai-based fan relationship management (FRM) solutions provider, Fantain Sports in 2016.advertisementIn 2017, BookMyShow acquired Hyderabad-based online movie ticketing platform MastiTickets, invested in Pune-based DIY platform Townscript and also acquired Mumbai-based local food and restaurant recommendation engine, Burrp. PTI SR MRlast_img read more

Croatia’s World Cup success divides Balkan neighbours

first_img\R Belgrade, Jul 13 (AFP) Croatia’s neighbours in the former Yugoslavia have largely praised the team’s surprise success in reaching the World Cup final in Russia — just don’t expect the Serbian president to support them, at least for now. Every time a major tournament comes around, a familiar refrain is heard in the region: “If only Yugoslavia was one country, imagine the amazing team we could have.” That nostalgic lament hides the fact that Croatia are doing just fine without Bosnian or Serb players — and Yugoslavia, after all, never reached a World Cup final. If one man embodies football and the dream of a multi-cultural Yugoslavia, it is Ivica Osim, the coach of the last Yugoslavia team before the country violently broke apart. He was in charge of a superb team at the 1990 World Cup in Italy that was knocked out at the quarter-final stage in a penalty shootout by Diego Maradona’s Argentina. When Serb forces began bombing the city, Osim, barely holding back the tears, told Serb journalists that he hoped they would remember “that I come from Sarajevo”. Now 77, the Bosnian has watched Croatia and midfield maestro Luka Modric’s run to Sunday’s final against France with huge admiration. “They have managed to integrate their individual qualities into the collective” and never give up even when they are exhausted, he told the Jutarnji List newspaper, adding that “this is not a common trait with us”.- Plain jerseys -================= In a region still scarred by the conflicts of the 1990s in which 130,000 people died, many people find it hard to throw their support behind Croatia despite a common language and culture.advertisement That is especially the case in Serbia, whose team failed to qualify for the knock-out stages of the World Cup. In early June, a mini-World Cup was organised for children attending football schools in Belgrade. Each team wore the colours of one of the 32 qualified teams — except the team representing Croatia. To avoid offending any Serbian sensitivities, the children in that team had to wear blank white t-shirts. Novak Djokovic is Serbia’s best-known sportsman and an idol in his country, but when the 12-time Grand Slam winner voiced support for the Croatia World Cup team, he was condemned by Vladimir Djukanovic, a lawmaker from the ruling Serbian Progressive Party. “Only idiots can support Croatia. Aren’t you ashamed Novak?” Djukanovic tweeted. His argument was that Djokovic has wide support from Serbs in Krajina, a region of Croatia where Serbs were in the majority before they were driven out during the war. Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic made no secret of which team he backed in Croatia’s World Cup quarter-final against host nation Russia. “I supported Russia, that is my right. Serbia is a democratic society and everyone has the right to support whoever they want,” Vucic said.- ‘Well done neighbours!’ -=========================== That opinion is by no means shared by everyone. Many Serbs have expressed admiration, and sometimes even outright joy, at Croatia’s success. “Congratulations with all my heart, bravo!”, Miodrag, a resident of Nis in southern Serbia told the website of Serbian state TV on Wednesday after the semi-final win over England. “Our players and the (Serbian) federation could maybe ask the Croats to give us football lessons,” someone else commented. Milojko Pantic, a well-known sports commentator when Yugoslavia was still a single country, said that Serbs with a sense of brotherliness had supported Croatia in the quarter-finals while those who wanted to see Russia beat Croatia were “bigots and nationalists”. In Macedonia, most residents are supporting Croatia, despite the nationalist right’s unswerving support for Russia. “Congratulations Croatia. Politics, sport, the region and the world have all come together tonight,” Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev tweeted along with a photo of himself and Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic at a NATO summit. “Politics aside, hats off to you, neighbours! You are the pride of the former Yugoslavia,” said an unnamed Montenegro on the website of the Vijesti newspaper. Around 6,000 Croats live in Montenegro. Croats in Bosnia, where they make up 15 percent of the population, also supported the Croatia team, but Bosnian political analyst Zoran Kresic detected something deeper, saying the support “has unified the region and Bosnia for the first time since the bloody wars”. He saw it as part of a “gradual warming of relations” between Croats, Bosnians and Serbs. (AFP) ATKATKlast_img read more

4th Test: Peter Handscomb in awe of Jasprit Bumrah and Kuldeep Yadav

first_img4th Test, Day 4, brief scores: India 622 for 7 declared (Pujara 193, Pant 159 not out, Jadeja 81, Lyon 4 for 178) vs Australia (300 all out; Harris 79, Kuldeep 5 for 99) & 6/0 (Harris 2*, Khawaja 4*) at stumps, trail by 316 runs following on. Full ScorecardAustralia batsman Peter Handsomb has praised India star bowlers Kuldeep Yadav and Jasprit Bumrah for their performance in the Test series Down Under. Japsrit Bumrah consistently troubled the Australian batsman throughout the four-match series while Kuldeep Yadav, who missed the first three matches, bagged a five-wicket in the ongoing Sydney Test.Kuldeep Yadav picked his second five-wicket haul in Test cricket and first on Australian soil, as the home side were bowled out for 300 in their first innings. Kuldeep Yadav returned 5 for 99 and Peter Handscomb praised him as well as Jasprit Bumrah as two toughest bowlers to face in this Indian bowling attack.”Obviously both are world class bowlers in their own right. Bumrah coming in can crank it up to 150 km/h and is always pretty tough with his accuracy. He has not missed his mark too much and has been able to swing it both ways, which is quite impressive with that action, and also adds to the fact how hard he is to pick,” Peter Handscomb said.”Kuldeep has obviously been very impressive as well. He was very accurate and hard to get on top of. With the pace that he bowled, it was hard to get down to the wicket and force through the field. He was accurate and used the footmarks well, giving it a good spin.”advertisementKuldeep Yadav’s first Test on Aussie soil and he collects a five-wicket haul!#AUSvIND | @Domaincomau (@cricketcomau) January 6, 2019Bumrah was fired up after this one!#AUSvIND | @toyota_aus (@cricketcomau) January 6, 2019He said Kuldeep has become more consistent after playing more international cricket and honing his skills since his debut in 2017.’DRAW STILL POSSIBLE’The series is virtually in India’s pocket after Australia were enforced a follow-on for the first time in 31 years at home but Handscomb Sunday said they will try to salvage some pride by saving the fourth Test on the final day on Monday.Handscomb said the nearly-washed out day four of the fourth Test at the SCG has given his side a great chance to draw the match and restrict India’s margin of series win to 2-1. The home side finished at 6 for no loss in their second innings, when bad light intervened with only 25.2 overs possible through the day.”We will be coming out tomorrow and drawing this game, and then we will assess where we need to improve and get together as a team. We know that as a batting group we can take some confidence out of tomorrow if we can last the day, showing the country and the world that we are not far off from clicking as a really good team,” said Handscomb.The Australian batting line-up has come under severe criticism through the series, with not a single batsman being able to score a hundred, and more will be heaped on them after they were made to follow on in Test cricket for the first time since 2005 and first at home since 1988.Handscomb said they will try to change the momentum on an intriguing Day 5 on Monday.”Obviously it hurts, you never want to follow on in any Test match for obvious reasons. It is huge for us to push for the draw and we have got a really good chance to shift some momentum back into our camp. Not just for the ODIs coming up but also there’s a World Cup and the Ashes. So this movement can really start tomorrow.”It will be really nice if someone scores a hundred because we have not scored one this series which is obviously a big thing. Someone can come out tomorrow and score a hundred that would be great, or face 200 or 300 balls in a Test-saving knock. It will also give a lot of confidence going forward,” he signed off.Also Read | Australia slack and not desperate enough: Ponting furious after Lyon chooses not to use DRSAlso Read | Mistakes made in South Africa, England helped us in Australia, says Bharat ArunAlso Read | Kuldeep Yadav 1st Chinaman bowler to bag 5-wicket haul in Tests in Australia in 64 yearslast_img read more

Management Plan for the Ward Theatre

first_imgStory Highlights The Kingston and St. Andrew Municipal Corporation will be preparing a long term management plan for the maintenance of the Ward Theatre in downtown, Kingston. “Of course, we have started that planning already. I don’t want to say much about it, but we have to put in a management team responsible for managing the Ward Theatre,” Senator Williams said. Mayor of Kingston Senator Delroy Williams told JIS News that there are plans to put a management team in place. The Kingston and St. Andrew Municipal Corporation will be preparing a long-term management plan for the maintenance of the Ward Theatre in downtown Kingston.Mayor of Kingston, Senator Delroy Williams, told JIS News that there are plans to put a management team in place.“Of course, we have started that planning already. I don’t want to say much about it, but we have to put in a management team responsible for managing the Ward Theatre,” he said.The Ward Theatre, a historical landmark situated on North Parade, Kingston, is one of two major Labour Day projects that will receive national attention on Tuesday, May 23. The other project is the Central Police Station in downtown Kingston.The Municipal Corporation is collaborating with the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Ministry responsible for organising Workers’ Week and Labour Day, to carry out maintenance work on the Ward Theatre. It is part of the ongoing rehabilitation of the building.Mayor Williams said that some $40 million will be spent on renovation works at the Theatre, with part of the funds provided by the Ward Theatre Foundation.He said that work on Labour Day will involve repairs to the changing rooms and 13 bathrooms at the facility. Activities will also include painting, plumbing and the installation of electrical fittings.“We will be tiling, taking out the countertops, putting in new countertops, installing mirrors, lighting and we will also be doing electrical work in the Theatre,” he added. He noted that the roof and seats of the building will be renovated after Labour Day.Mayor Williams said that workers on the site have been receiving advice from the Jamaica National Heritage Trust “in keeping with the renovation of a heritage site.”“They have been supportive, they give technical advice and we are working closely together. It’s a team effort,” he said.The Mayor said that he is hoping to have the Theatre operational by August this year.“I am still working towards that commitment. I know that by December we should be very comfortable with the building,” he added.The Ward Theatre, which was donated to the city of Kingston by Colonel C.J. Ward in 1912, was declared a national monument in January 2000.last_img read more

Nova Scotians Can Offer Input on Recreational Fishing

first_imgNova Scotians can help ensure fishing regulations remain relevant and effective by taking part in consultations throughout the province. The meetings to discuss issues begin in Oxford on Tuesday, Nov. 5. The Recreational Fishing Advisory Council meetings are held annually by the Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture to share sportfishing information, research and promote discussion. “The sportfishing industry is valued at $58 million and attracted 70,000 licensed anglers in 2012,” said Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister Keith Colwell. “It’s a healthy, outdoor activity which can be enjoyed at a reasonable cost as a lifelong sport by young and old.” Feedback from past meetings brought regulations to help eliminate the spread of invasive species. There will be six Recreational Fishing Advisory Council meetings throughout the province, from Nov. 5 to 14. More information on angling and meeting dates can be found at or by calling 902-485-5056.last_img read more

UNICEF urges Somalias battling rivals to ensure childrens safety as death toll

3 August 2007The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) today voiced distress at the deadly impact of Somalia’s violent conflict on children in Mogadishu, the capital, and called on all parties to ensure their safety and that of other civilians. At least 20 children have died in the past month from the fighting between the Islamist Courts Union and the Ethiopian-backed Transitional Federal Government (TFG), while many others are among the hundreds of thousands who have fled the city, UNICEF spokesperson Veronique Taveau told a news briefing in Geneva.Late last month, five children were killed while en route to a mosque when one child innocently touched unexploded ordnance, underscoring the lingering danger posed by explosive remnants of war.UNICEF has been running mine-risk education spots on radio stations covering Mogadishu and surrounding areas for the past two months. It is also supporting training of community-based child protection advocates by the non-governmental organization (NGO) Handicap International. Since the beginning of June, an estimated 27,000 people have fled Mogadishu, UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) spokesman Ron Redmond told the same briefing. Between February and May, more than 400,000 civilians fled heavy fighting between the Somali Transitional Federal Government and the insurgents in Mogadishu, but 125,000 later returned to the city.“Many of the people who fled told UNHCR that life was more unbearable than ever in Mogadishu because of the daily violence, making it too dangerous to leave their homes,” Mr. Redmond said.“They say the insecurity is widespread, with constant bombing and gun battles. Mothers are unable to buy food for their children and workers unable to make a living. They also complain that their children cannot attend school and many neighbourhoods are isolated because of insecurity or road closures,” he added.Young men told UNHCR they left the capital for fear of being arrested, claiming that after outbreaks of violence, Government forces sealed off the affected neighbourhood and arrested any young men on the streets.Two-thirds of the families who have fled over the past two months have settled in the provinces of the Shabelles, immediately surrounding Mogadishu. UNHCR distributed aid to 50,000 people there in April.Others have fled further north, including 2,600 people who have reached the town of Galkayo, 700 kilometres away in the region of Puntland. The town already hosts 11,000 people who fled Mogadishu between February and May. Some of the most recent arrivals, mostly women and children, reported robberies and some women said they had been raped by armed militiamen and thugs who set up roadblocks along the route.Last week, UNHCR distributed blankets, kitchen sets and jerry cans to 780 families in southern Galkayo. On July 24 July, the agency issued a $48-million appeal to fund its work in Somalia and neighbouring countries until the end of next year. read more

Solidarity generated after attacks on US must extend beyond terrorism Fréchette

“We will have a better chance of winning the battle over terrorism if people around the world, especially young people, feel they can hope for a future that is better than that of their parents,” Ms. Fréchette said in an address this morning at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, where she accepted an honorary Doctor of Laws degree.”This will not happen unless those who have more reach out to those who have less,” she said, calling it “scandalous” that foreign aid has dropped to its lowest level ever in terms of percentage of gross national product (GNP).”Barriers and subsidies continue to impede trade in sectors of greatest interest to developing countries, particularly in agriculture,” Ms. Fréchette said. “Debt burdens, although reduced in recent years, remain very high in too many developing countries. And arresting the AIDS pandemic will require significant and sustained new resources for many years to come.”While it would be an insult to the world’s poor to suggest that poverty generated terrorism, Ms. Fréchette said, the “sick minds” that planned and executed the 11 September attacks have no right to invoke the poor as a justification for their action either.There was no doubt in her mind “that if we reject what the terrorists stand for – violence, intolerance, fanaticism – if we want to protect the values that we hold dear – freedom, tolerance, justice, equality – then we must do better, much better, to bridge the gap between rich and poor,” the Deputy Secretary-General said. read more

At UN European leaders stress importance of international cooperation to tackle global

Rosen Plevneliev, President of the Republic of Bulgaria, addresses the general debate of the General Assembly’s seventy-first session. UN Photo/Cia Pak In her address to the UN General Assembly, Prime Minister Erna Solberg further noted that in in today’s interconnected world, instability in the Middle East and North Africa is causing widespread human suffering and also leading to violent extremism in Europe. “The response should not be to isolate ourselves, but to cooperate and find solutions,” Prime Minister Solberg said, adding that Norway will continue to provide assistance to the countries in need. Emphasizing that the humanitarian situation in Syria “simply cannot be tolerated,” she called on global and regional powers to act to secure an enduring ceasefire and ensure that humanitarians have urgent access. She also called for strengthening the capability of the UN to help countries emerging from conflict, and said the international community has a clear responsibility to fight terrorism and prevent violent extremism. “In order to do so, we need to work closely with civil society, women, young people, faith leaders, and with local communities,” she noted. Ms. Solberg further said that the need to translate the UN women, peace and security agenda into more effective action on the ground and stressed that sexual exploitation and abuse must stop, calling for zero tolerance and firm action by the UN. She also called for adequate resources for UN peacekeepers, development workers and humanitarian workers and said that Norway would continue to do its part.Turning to the importance of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), she said that the global development goals are not only ground breaking but also provide a roadmap for attain the future we want. “The SDGs are all about building inclusive societies, inclusive societies reform better,” she said, underling that the rights to education and health are imperative in this regard. Placing particular emphasis on education of girls, she added: “When girls go to school and get an education, this is not only their fundamental right, it is also good for the economy,” and said that global education will continue to be the top priority of Norway’s development policy, as would its efforts to strengthen epidemic preparedness and global health security. She also underlined the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance that is making vaccines and conventional medical treatment increasingly ineffective, she expressed: “If we do not act, we could reach a stage where common infections are once again deadly.” In her address, the Norwegian leader also underlined the importance of the Paris Agreement on climate change, adopted last year, and called for effective and concerted action to bring down emissions and to meet the ambitious objectives that we have set.She also spoke of her country’s support for reform of UN peace operations and called for promoting an independent and credible UN that can play a uniting and leading role in the world. Serge Telle, Head of Government of the Principality of Monaco, addresses the general debate of the General Assembly’s seventy first session. UN Photo/Loey Felipe Albert Koenders, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, addresses the general debate of the General Assembly’s seventy-first session. UN Photo/Loey Felipe Dutch Foreign Minister Bert Koenders stressed that for all its failings, with geopolitical fault lines deepening, growth stagnating, inequality growing, refugees surging worldwide, and new wars breaking out, the UN, as “the best imperfect global organisation we have” is still the best hope for producing a better world.“I realize that the UN is often seen as a helpless, fragmented and overwhelmed organization that is struggling to cope with the challenges it faces,” he told the Assembly. “And yet, the UN has no choice but to play a key role in delivering solutions, now and in the future. To make the world safer, more just and better prepared for what the future brings.“Because there is no alternative. The UN is the best imperfect global organization we have. The only global organisation that embodies the principles of multilateralism: legitimacy, universality and norm-setting authority. An organisation that has not only convening power, but also the ability to deliver services on a global scale,” he said.He called for reforms, including enlarging the 15-member Security Council to reflect the realities of the world, and warned that the vetoes held by China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom and United States should not render the Council powerless, especially when mass atrocities are being committed.Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev called for active reform to strengthen the UN as it faces a host of crises from achieving the SDGs and coping with record refugee flows to ending the bloodshed in Syria and combatting terrorism. “The United Nations has a crucial role to play in addressing these challenges. Our crisis management efforts require a holistic UN response, preventive diplomacy, mediation, peace-building, resilience and reconciliation,” he said.“It is widely recognized that the UN must change and adapt to the new realities. We need an Organization that is properly equipped to meet new challenges and is responsive to ever-growing needs. Strengthening transparency, coherence and cost-efficiency of the UN system is of paramount importance.”Mr. Plevneliev stressed that bringing back peace and reconciliation to Syria can only be achieved through a Syrian-led political process involving an inclusive transition and underlined the important UN role in coordinating comprehensive counter-terrorism actions.He also urged ensuring equal opportunities for women in gaining access to senior decision-making positions, including that of Secretary-General, adding that with UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Director-General Irina Bokova his own country has “a very strong candidate, a true leader with extensive experience in international relations and excellent management skills.“A candidate who deserves your trust and support,” he concluded. In his remarks, Serge Telle, Minister of State of Monaco, said the world would see a steep rise in climate-induced migration in the coming decades. In 2015, the number of climate refugees fleeing damaged ecosystems could increase to as many as 250 million, according to projections by the UN. “This issue is of monumental importance to Monaco and one of the reasons behind the State’s engagement in the 2030 Agenda and in the Paris Agreement, which we will ratify by the end of 2016,” he stated.Although Monaco is responsible for a small portion of global emissions, the country has the ambition to be a leader in energy innovation, he said. Monaco also has committed to reduce greenhouse emissions by 50 per cent in the year 2030 (from 1990 levels). Those transitions have a cost, but his country is convinced the price for a greener world was “minimal compared to the cost of non-action”. In line with its support for green environmental policy, Monaco remained a loyal supporter of the Green Climate Fund. read more

Kitty resident remanded for hiding ganja in mothers yard

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedFruit vendor busted with 13 pounds ganjaFebruary 5, 2019In “Crime”Man busted with ganja in grease containerSeptember 2, 2018In “Crime”Kitty resident remanded over alleged cannabis possessionMay 21, 2018In “Court” Some of the ganja that was found at a North Ruimveldt, Georgetown home on TuesdayA 37-year-old fruit vendor was arraigned before Principle Magistrate Leron Daly on Friday after he was charged with the possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking.Fitzroy Gibson of Alexander Street, Kitty, denied the charge but admitted to ownership of the marijuana.The court was reliably informed that the defendant was in the wee hours of Tuesday morning (February 5) nabbed by Police with 5.8 kilograms (13 lbs) of cannabis after his mother, Donna McKenzie, of Cul De Sac Street North Ruimveldt, reported that he had broken into her yard and buried the illegal drug.Police were escorted to the address where she showed them two bulky transparent plastic parcels containing stems, seeds and leaves suspected to be cannabis.According to police facts, several parcels of the illegal drug was found hidden in a microwave. The woman then ventured out to her backyard where another quantity was unearthed.As such, the vendor was taken into Police custody where the cannabis was weighted and amounted to 6 kilos 158 grams.Police prosecutor Sanj Singh opposed bail as he stated that there were no special reasons given for the accused to be given his pretrial liberty.Further, the court heard that the defendant also contradicted the police, since he provided them with different home addresses.The prosecution’s submission was upheld by the Magistrate who remanded the man to prison.He will make his next court appearance on March 13, 2019. read more

End of SAGA Laszlo Nagy in MKB Veszprem – NOW

Laszlo NagyMKB Veszprem Hungarian champion MKB Veszprem announced that the biggest national handball star, Laszlo Nagy (31) will play in red t-shirt from the upcoming season. Hungarian top side and F.C Barcelona finally reached agreement about transfer fee and Nagy is now ready for a move to mother-land. He signed five years contract (untul 2017) with Veszprem after 12 years, which he spent in Spain.Before Nagy in Veszprem came coach Antonio Carlos Ortega, Spanish NT left wing Christian Ugalde, Chilean line-player Marco Oneto and playmaker from BM Atletico Madrid, Chema Rodriguez. ← Previous Story Women’s OG 2012 (Round 3): Korea took point against Norway! Next Story → Women’s OG 2012 (Round 3): Montenegro and France secured 1/4 Finals! read more

EHF Court disciplinary against Dujshebaev

dujshebaev accident The EHF Court of Handball has opened disciplinary proceedings against KS Vive Targi Kielce coach, Talant Dujshebaev following a request from the European Handball Federation. The claim follows incidents after the match between KS Vive Targi Kielce (POL) and Rhein Neckar Löwen (GER) in the Last 16 of the VELUX EHF Champions League  on 22 March 2014.The Court of Handball has requested that Talant Dujshebaev and the club KS Vive Targi Kielce provide a statement in reply to the EHF claim by Wednesday, 26 March. ← Previous Story Domagoj Duvnjak for HP: I want to see HSV in Cologne Next Story → Iveta Luzumova stays in Thuringer HC read more

Sessions raises concerns over Washingtons pot legalization

first_imgSEATTLE — Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson says he’s disappointed with a letter from U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions about the state’s efforts to regulate marijuana.In a letter dated July 24 , Sessions pointed out to Ferguson and Gov. Jay Inslee that a 2013 Justice Department memo which was interpreted as clearing the way for states to regulate marijuana did not preclude federal prosecution. Sessions also highlighted a 2016 report from a federally funded drug enforcement organization that raised questions about how effectively the state is controlling the industry.Sessions asked Ferguson and Inslee to provide information about how they’re addressing the issues raised in the report.In a written statement Friday, Ferguson said the U.S. attorney general’s letter relies on “incomplete, inaccurate and out-of-date information” about Washington’s marijuana regulations. He added that “any action from the Department of Justice short of allowing our well-regulated, voter-approved system to continue is unacceptable.”last_img read more

Lovren feels to be under huge criticism

first_imgDejan Lovren insisted that he feels to be under bigger criticism than he deserves – despite doing pretty well this season, the critics have tried to point out every single little mistake that he has made and it bothers him.Dejan Lovren hasn’t had it easy since he joined Liverpool from Southampton – he was struggling to find his old form in his first seasons but now, he seems to be finally back. But the critics just keep pointing out his mistakes…The Croat spoke about his situation as he said, according to ESPN:divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“Everyone makes mistakes, but I play one bad game in 18 and everyone says, ‘Look, look, look.’ Why? I don’t deserve that. People don’t see me in the ‘small’ games. They see 5-0 against Porto but nobody sees my part.”“It’s a challenge. A personality challenge. After a mistake, are you ready to move on? I did it straightaway after Spurs when I was in that record of 18 games unbeaten. Big players don’t need six or seven games; big players in the next game prove you wrong.”last_img read more

POSTPONED Wilmington Flea Market Rescheduled From September 7 To October 19 Due

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Mother nature has forced the postponement of the Annual Flea Market organized by the Wilmington Sons of Italy and Wilmington High School Band Parents Association.Originally scheduled for Saturday, September 7, 2019, the event has been rescheduled to Saturday, October 19, 2019, from 8am to 3pm, in the Town Common Parking Lot, next to the Fourth of July Building.As a result of the change, the deadline to participate as a vendor has been extended. If you’re interested in renting a spot for $20, contact Wilmington Sons of Italy President John Romano at or 617-750-9749.Community members are encouraged to stop by and shop. More than 30 vendors are expected to be on hand. In addition to finding great bargains, attendees can enjoy music and a BBQ lunch.Proceeds from the event will benefit the Wilmington Sons of Italy and the Wilmington High School Band Parents Association.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedCOMING SOON: Wilmington Sons of Italy & WHS Band Parents To Hold Huge Yard Sale On September 7In “Community”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Saturday, September 7In “5 Things To Do Today”Wilmington Sons of Italy & WHS Band Parents To Hold Huge Yard Sale On September 7In “Community”last_img read more

US reportedly reaches digital tax deal with France

first_img Google tightens grip on Android data, Apple Arcade pricing Mobile Internet Internet Services Tags 1:13 Now playing: Watch this: The US and France reportedly reached a deal over a new French digital tax. Angela Lang/CNET The US has reportedly reached a deal with France over a new French law that would see American tech giants pay more in taxes. French President Emmanuel Macron told reporters Monday that US tech companies paying the tax would be able to deduct it, according to Reuters. On July 11, France’s Senate passed the bill creating a 3% tax on big tech companies providing services to French users. It could have a major impact on US giants like Apple, Facebook, Amazon and Google. France passed the taxation law a day after the Trump administration announced plans to investigate whether the planned digital tax amounts to an unfair trade practice by discriminating against US companies. “We’ve done a lot a work on the bilateral basis, we have a deal to overcome the difficulties between us,” Macron reportedly told press Monday, speaking alongside US President Donald Trump after the G7 summit in France. In Google’s written testimony against the tax, Nicholas Bramble, the company’s trade policy counsel, called it “a sharp departure from long-established tax rules.” In July, Trump hinted that French wine could be subject to a new tariff thanks to what he called Macron’s “foolishness” over the French taxation laws. “France just put a digital tax on our great American technology companies. If anybody taxes them, it should be their home Country, the USA,” Trump tweeted. “We will announce a substantial reciprocal action on Macron’s foolishness shortly. I’ve always said American wine is better than French wine!” A US investigation into France’s new rules will be conducted by US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer. It will be a 301 probe, the same kind that led to new tariffs on China last year. “The United States is very concerned that the digital services tax, which is expected to pass the French Senate tomorrow, unfairly targets American companies,” Lighthizer said in a statement in July. “The president has directed that we investigate the effects of this legislation and determine whether it is discriminatory or unreasonable and burdens or restricts United States commerce.” The new French law affects companies that make at least €750 million in revenue worldwide — around $844 million — as well as €25 million in digital sales in France. Over the past decade, the French government and the European Union have been investigating Apple, Google, Amazon and Facebook to determine whether they pay enough in taxes. The White House, Apple, Facebook, Spotify and the Internet Association didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment. Netflix, Amazon and Twitter declined to comment. In place of a comment, Google pointed to Bramble’s testimony last week.First published at 9:51 a.m. PT on Aug. 26. Updated at 11:42 a.m.: Amazon declined to comment; 12:38 p.m.: adds Google comment; Aug. 27 at 10:50 a.m.: Twitter declined to commentcenter_img Comments Share your voice Legal 8last_img read more

Alaska Highway Money Not an Easy Sell to Congress

first_imgThe government of Canada’s Yukon Territory is asking Congress to pay for reconstruction of the Alaska Highway. Premier Darrell Pasloski  was in Washington last week to make the case. The United States and Canada agreed in 1977 to work together to improve the northern section of the Highway, as well as the spur from Haines Junction to the border near Haines. The U.S. agreed to pay for construction and Canada would pay maintenance and operation. Premier Pasloski says  the funding should continue.Download Audio“This has been a great deal for the U.S. Taxpayers because the U.S. Congress has put up approx 25 percent of the money into this highway, however, about 85% of the traffic is U.S. traffic,” he said.The U.S. paid more than $400 million before Congress stopped funding in 2012. Part of the Haines road still needs resurfacing, but the bigger challenge is a long section further north, where the road is on unstable permafrost.Matt Shuckerow , a spokesman for Alaska Congressman Don Young, says the road is a vital link between Southeast and the Interior. But the U.S. Highway Trust Fund is stretched thin, so Shuckerow says  it’s not an easy sell in Washington.“Members here in Congress have very little appetite to send money to places like Canada when in fact we lack funds to take care of our highway issues here in the United States,” he said.Shuckerow says Young believes the U.S. should live up to its obligation to pay for the highway, but it will take sustained pressure from Canada, the state of Alaska and the Alaska congressional delegation.last_img read more

Selfimmolation bid by farmer his wife in Nizamabad

first_imgNizamabad: Ramulu, a farmer from Yanampally village of Dichapalli mandal, along with his wife attempted suicide at Nizamabad Collectorate on Monday.Ramulu said that some people had encroached his three acres land in Yanampalli village. He complained the issue to the officials of revenue department several times but of no use.Vexed with the officials’apathy and afraid of losing his land, along with his wife Ramulu came to the Collectorate in Nizamabad and doused self and family members with kerosene and tried to set fire.The police, who observed this, foiled his attempt.last_img read more