An electric trap set to kill wild boars for their meat claimed the life of a woman and critically injured a minor girl at Nagajodi village under Jharigaon block of Odisha’s Nabarangur district on Wednesday.The deceased has been identified as Jalia Harijan, 22. Laxmi Harijan, 14, the critically injured girl has been admitted in the district hospital. The duo, along with their friends, was returning home after watching a show at a neighbouring village at the time of the mishap.
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New Delhi, May 3 (PTI) A day after its leader Sukhendu Sekhar Roy was asked to withdraw from Rajya Sabha, Trinamool Congress today walked out of the House questioning why no action was taken against 33 Congress members who were named for “gross disorderly conduct” for protesting in Well. Raising the issue when the House met for the day, Derek OBrien (TMC) said rule 255 was invoked by the Chairman Hamid Ansari yesterday, which his colleague Roy complied with. “We have no issue with that,” he said, adding Roy had at no point left his seat and was raising an issue from there. He then went on to read the Rajya Bulletin of yesterday which named 33 Congress members for “gross disorderly conduct in violation of rules and etiquette of Rajya Sabha.” The members “entered the Well of the House, shouted slogans and presistently and willfully obstructed the proceedings of the House”, forcing the Chair to repeatedly adjourn the House, the Bulletin said. He said one member was making a point from his seat, whereas 33 members were in Well. The TMC leader sought a ruling from the Chair if action against one member and sparing 33 others “violates Article 14 of the Constitution.” Article 14 provides for right to equality before law. Deputy Chairman P J Kurien said the ruling was given by the Chairman and he cannot say anything on it. “Ruling of Chairman cannot be questioned, ruling of the Chair cannot be discussed,” he said. Derek OBrien said “we are saddened… and are walking out of Rajya Sabha.” The 33 members named in the Rajya Sabha bulletin are: Madhusudan Mistry, V Hanumantha Rao, Ranee Narah, Rajani Patil, P Bhattacharya, Mahendra Singh Mahra, Santiuse Kujur, Pramod Tiwari, Mohd Ali Khan, Ashk Alik Tak, Ripun Bora, Bhubaneswar Kalita, Viplove Thakur, Vijaylaxmi Sadho, Raj Babbar, Renuka Chowdhury, Praveen Rashtrapal, Sanjay Sinh, Parvez Hashmi, Palvai Govardhan Reddy, Shantaram Naik, Wansuk Syiem, P L Punia, Narendra Budania, Jesudasu Seelam, Ranjib Biswal, Ronald Sapa Tlau, Oscar Fernandes, Satyavrat Chaturvedi, K V P Ramachandra Rao, Shamsher Singh Dullo, E M Sudarsana Natchiappan and Husain Dalwai. The Congress members created din in the House demanding a discussion on alleged pandering of resources by Gujarat government company GSPC on its KG basin gas project. PTI ANZ ARCadvertisement
Chief badminton national coach Pullela Gopichand has tagged Kidambi Srikanth’s performance in 2017 as some of the best badminton he has seen after the Indian won his fourth Super Series title of the year.Srikanth thrashed Japan’s Kenta Nishimoto 21-14, 21-13 in just 34 minutes to win the French Open Super Series title on Sunday.”I think it has been an awesome performance. I think some of the best badminton I have seen, not only from Srikanth but I think from anyone. It’s a superb demonstration of some great attacking game from Srikanth,” Gopichand said to India Today.With Srikanth winning the French Open, this is the second instance this year when Srikanth has won back-to-back Super Series titles. The 24-year-old won the Denmark Super Series Premier last Sunday and lifted the titles in Indonesia and Australia consecutively in June earlier in 2017. Only Lee Chong Wei has achieved this feat earlier.???in ???? ???in ????Âº???in ???????in ????Srikanth Kidambi wins successive Superseries titles for the 2nd time in 2017 by clinching the #FrenchSS title! pic.twitter.com/aVzneRb4wq- PBL India (@PBLIndiaLive) October 29, 2017″Overall it’s amazing to see Srikanth win two back-to-back Super Series twice this year. I think what he has achieved is something phenomenal and for me would go down in history of Indian sports as one of the best performances in a year,” Gopichand expressed.Gopichand said that Srikanth’s aggressive display of badminton was some of the finest in the world of badminton. Srikanth became only the fourth male player in history, after Lin Dan, Lee Chong Wei and Chen Long, to win four Super Series titles in a calendar year.advertisement”I think definitely today, he has shown some of the finest aggressive badminton that the world of badminton, in fact, has seen.Gopichand also applauded the performances of HS Prannoy, who lost to Srikanth in the semi-final on Satuday and B Sai Praneeth for winning titles this year and taking Indian badminton forward.”It’s wonderful to see Srikanth win again but also credit to Prannoy for knocking out half the draw for him.”It’s also great to overall have these results because to have Srikanth, Prannoy and Sai actually reach the later stages of the tournament so frequently this year has been something amazing. Overall, very happy with the way the boys have taken Indian badminton forward.”Srikanth looked like a man on mission as he dismantled Nishimoto in just over half an hour.Despite some fightbacks from the Japanese and a bit of struggle early on, Srikanth well and truly settled in the game to march ahead to lift the title.
Sao Paulo, Dec 24 (IANS) Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho refused to rejoin the Brazilian national football team because of the threats and insults made against his family on social media following his disappointing performance at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, the squad’s coach, Adenor Leonardo “Tite” Bacchi, said in an interview this weekend.Tite told Sport TV that he contacted Fernandinho after the World Cup to discuss his role on the projected roster for upcoming matches, but the 33-year-old Man City player said he had promised his family that he would not return to the national team, reports Efe news.”The first player that I wanted to call up (after the World Cup) was Fernandinho. The number one. He’s an extraordinary player, he gives you everything he’s got,” the national team coach said.Fernandinho, whose name is Fernando Luiz Roza, was on the field when Germany blew out Brazil 7-1 in the semifinals of the 2014 World Cup and had an own goal against Belgium in the World Cup quarterfinals in Russia last summer.Belgium edged Brazil 2-1, eliminating the South American squad from the tournament and leaving Brazilian fans dejected.After the World Cup, Fernandinho was criticised endlessly by fans and found himself the target, along with his family, of attacks on social media.”I went to speak with him in person because the Brazilian team is very proud to have a player with his dignity and professionalism. I’m not dumb enough to call up a bad player. I hope he sees the light, I’m going to support him alot,” Tite said.–IANStri/vmadvertisement
England were absolutely demolished by West Indies pacer Kemar Roach on Thursday and were bowled out in the first innings of the first Test for a mere 77 runs — their lowest-ever Test total against the West Indies. England were batting in response to 289 all-out by West Indies in their first innings at Bridgetown in Barbados.England’s score of 77 was also the lowest total by any side in 54 Tests at Bridgetown. Last year in March, England were bowled out for 58 by New Zealand in Auckland but apart from that, this is England’s lowest total in seven years.Kemar Roach was the wrecker in chief for West Indies as he returned with figures of 5 for 17 out of the 11 overs he bowled. He picked the big wickets of Rory Burns (2), Jonny Bairstow (12), Ben Stokes (0), Jos Buttler (4) and Moeen Ali (0).Keaton Jennings was the highest run-scorer for England, having put 17 runs on board before falling to Jason Holder.WEST INDIES VS ENGLAND, 1ST TEST DAY 2 BRIDGETOWNApart from the Roach show, Holder and Alzarri Joseph picked two wickets each while Shannon Gabriel picked a solitary wicket.ANDERSON EQUALS IAN BOTHAMAnderson completes his 27th five-for in Test cricket, Stokes finishes with 4/59 as the Windies tail is cleared up in the first hour of day two, Shimron Hetmyer top-scoring for the hosts with 81.#WIvENG LIVE https://t.co/wcA4kP6TbM pic.twitter.com/j8NCZHqFMgICC (@ICC) January 24, 2019Earlier in the day, pace bowler James Anderson equalled an Ian Botham record when he took five wickets as England dismissed West Indies for 289 in the first innings.advertisementAnderson’s 27th five-wicket haul matched Botham’s tally, a record for England, and was instrumental in keeping West Indies’ total below 300 at Kensington Oval in Bridgetown.He picked up one more scalp on Thursday morning — tailender Alzarri Joseph for a duck — as the Windies added 25 runs to their overnight total, with England taking nearly an hour to mop up the final two wickets.Anderson finished with five for 46 off 30 tight overs, while fellow paceman Ben Stokes chipped in with 4-59.Shimron Hetmyer was the last man out, caught behind off Stokes going for an agricultural slog.Hetmyer, who will play for Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore in the upcoming Indian Premier League Twenty20, top scored with a highly impressive, hard-hitting 81 off 109 balls.While England opted to field two spinners, West Indies went with a four-pronged pace attack on a pitch that, while not exactly fiery, was offering some reward.The teams are playing a three-Test series in the Caribbean.(With Reuters inputs)
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea drop Cesc asking price further in last 24 hoursby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea have dropped their asking price for Cesc Fabregas in the last 24 hours.Chelsea and AC Milan are locked in negotiations over a January fee for the Spain international, who is off contract in June.Tuttosport says Chelsea have cut their valuation from €10m to €8m, but it’s still too rich for the Rossonero.Milan are willing to cough up – but only to €4m.The big problem for all three parties is the threat of financial fair play penalties that are hanging over Milan – and as such restricting their spending plans for next month.
Karachi: The Afghan Taliban has said the killing of its chief Mullah Haibatullah Akhun dzada’s brother in a blast at a mosque in Pakistan’s troubled Balochistan province will not derail the peace talks with the US.The brother of the Taliban chief was among seven people killed when a powerful bomb ripped through the mosque during Friday prayers in Kuchlak area, 25-kilometre from Quetta. Twenty-two people were injured in the attack.Nobody took responsibility of the attack and Pakistan officials only said that an improvised explosive device (IED) was planted inside the building. The IED contained around eight to 10 kilograms of explosives which was planted inside the mosque, police said. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USThe Afghan Taliban confirmed on Saturday that Hafiz Ahmadullah, younger brother of Haibatullah, was killed in the Friday attack, asserting that peace talks with the United States would not be affected in its wake.A senior Taliban source said that Ahmadullah was the imam of the mosque.According to information available, the Taliban chief was not present at the mosque when the bomb was set off. His brother, who was leading the Friday prayers, was killed and his son injured. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsA local police official said the attack may have been an attempt to target the Afghan Taliban leader.The killing of the Taliban leader’s brother came at a crucial time when talks between the militant group and the US have entered their final phase.Pakistan is a key player in the talks between the Taliban and the US in an effort to end the war in Afghanistan and allow withdrawal of American troops.The US wants to withdraw thousands of troops and turn the page on its longest ever war.
By Tim Fontaine APTN National News WINNIPEG–A donor has been found and Stephen Bunn will receive a liver transplant, his mother Sandy Louise says.The young Brandon Manitoba man made headlines in early 2014 when he was told smudging violated his high school’s scent-free policy. Bunn had been in a Toronto hospital suffering from a mystery illness that caused his liver to fail.Louise says doctors told her early this morning that a donor has been found and that Bunn could be in the operating room this afternoon.“I can’t even describe what I’m feeling right now,” Louise says. “It’s beyond anything, really.”Louise had received a flood of messages on social media, with people from across North America offering prayers and support. Many also offered to be tested to see if they were a possible match for organ firstname.lastname@example.org@anishinaboy
Talks between the Government and the mainly Tutsi group known as the National Congress in Defense of the People (CNDP) began last December, and the substantive phase kicked off yesterday in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi.Co-mediator Benjamin Mkapa, the former Tanzanian president who is representing the African Union (AU) and the International Conference on the Great Lakes (ICGLR), chaired today’s meeting and said the parties have made steady, albeit slow, progress on substantive issues.The escalating conflict between Government forces (FARDC) and the CNDP has uprooted an estimated 250,000 people since late August on top of the 800,000 already displaced in the region, mainly in North Kivu province, which borders Rwanda and Uganda.Olusegun Obasanjo, the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy and former Nigerian president, is currently holding consultations, including on the possibility of holding a gathering this month of the leaders of Great Lakes nations to update them on progress made so far and obstacles that remain in achieving peace between the Government and CNDP. He is expected to join the talks tomorrow.Meanwhile, the UN World Health Organization (WHO) has launched a work plan to contain Ebola, a haemorrhagic fever, in the DRC’s Kasai Occidental province.It is estimated that 42 people – including at least 28 women and 14 children – are infected with Ebola, with 13 people having died of complications related to the virus and 160 others under watch.WHO staff and other relief workers will visit all parts of the province to sensitize the population on Ebola. 8 January 2009The latest round of United Nations-supported Government-rebel political negotiations seeking to quell the violence engulfing the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) continued today, with the co-chair reporting slow but steady progress.
The return flight (UL132), which was scheduled to leave at 9.40 a.m yesterday, was delayed. A team of engineers of the airlines arrived in Tiruchi by the afternoon flight from Colombo and rectified the problem. The flight left for Colombo by 5.20 p.m last evening. A Sri Lankan Airlines flight (UL131) from Colombo to Tiruchi suffered a bird hit while landing at the Tiruchi Airport last morning. The aircraft was grounded at the airport for more than seven hours, The Hindu newspaper reported.According to sources, the bird hit was reported in the left engine of the aircraft while landing. The aircraft had a safe landing.
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Philip Wright, Brock’s Associate VP of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer, is resigning to become director of Information and Instructional Technology at the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto’s downtown campus.Philip WrightWright, who joined Brock in 2008, announced the news to his Information Technology Services (ITS) staff at a meeting earlier today. His final day will be July 19.An announcement about the interim leadership of ITS will be made in the coming weeks.During his time at Brock, Wright and his team of 75 full- and 40 part-time staff helped enhance the University’s IT infrastructure and customer service environment in support of academic and administrative departments across the University.“When I arrived at Brock IT strategic planning was just a list of projects,” says Wright. “We’ve matured our processes as Brock has matured, and we’re now ahead of the curve, having created a structure that can bear the weight when the University turns to it for strategic implementation.”During Wright’s five years at the helm of ITS, the department restructured five separate IT units into three integrated groups – infrastructure, client services, application and development. His team also initiated a central IT project and administrative support office for planning and budgeting, implemented a project management model for managing IT requests and prioritized funding for instructional and in-class technologies at Brock.Wright also played a key role in adopting the Kuali research administration system Coeus, an open source software designed for higher education institutions.“Everyone at Brock appreciates Philip’s contributions to our academic mission,” says Murray Knuttila, Provost and Vice-President, Academic. “He has made a valiant effort to develop strategic directions for IT amid both increasing demands and budgetary challenges. We all deeply appreciate his efforts and wish him the best.”Prior to coming to Brock, Wright was director of Information and Instructional Technology Services at U of T’s Scarborough campus. He also holds a PhD in philosophy and was a professor at several top Canadian universities, including the University of Toronto and University of Alberta.“Philip’s strength as a former academic mixed with his IT experience brought a high-level of understanding and knowledge to Brock,” says Brian Hutchings, Vice-President, Finance and Administration. “His ability to problem solve and connect both of these worlds will be missed.”
← Previous Story “Biegler ladies” win opener over Cameroon and lose Naidzinavicius? Next Story → STILL IN THE RACE: Wisla Plock win in Szeged! The Women’s World Championship 2017 began with the clash between Germany and Cameroon in front of 6.000 fans at Arena Leipzig. The first big day will be Saturday, when 11 matches will be played all around Germany.SCHEDULE FOR December 2GROUP A14.00, Romania – Paraguay18.00, France – Slovenia20.30, Spain – AngolaGROUP B14.00, Czech Republic – Argentina18.00, Sweden – Poland20.30, Norway – HungaryGROUP C14.00, Russia – Tunisia17.45, Brazil – Japan20.30, Denmark – MontenegroGROUP D15.30, Serbia – China18.00, Netherlands – South Korea
Jun 9th 2017, 1:33 PM BBC radio presenters found guilty of abusing teenage boys Tony and Julie Wadsworth abused the teenage boys in the 90s. Share413 Tweet Email1 TWO FORMER BBC radio presenters have been found guilty of sexually assaulting teenage boys in the 90s.Tony Wadsworth, 69, and his wife Julie Wadsworth, 60, abused four teenage boys at their home in Atherstone as well as on a nearby golf course and surrounding woodland.Today they were found guilty of five counts each of outraging public decency and nine counts each of indecent assault on a boy.According to police, the couple befriended the victims and, once they had their trust, proceed to sexually abuse them.David Rouse of the Crown Prosecution Service said: “Tony and Julie Wadsworth lived double lives. In their public and professional lives they were a couple who came across as caring, warm and respectable.“However, in their private lives, they preyed on young, impressionable victims for their own sexual gratification.“I would like to thank the victims for their courage during this difficult and sensitive prosecution. They have helped to bring these two sexual predators to justice.”Read: Sterling tumbles in wake of UK electionRead: May’s gamble backfires as Corbyn surge sees hung parliament http://jrnl.ie/3435502 By Garreth MacNamee 72,702 Views 27 Comments Friday 9 Jun 2017, 1:33 PM Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram A bill aimed at overhauling Greece’s pension system, which will see Greeks retiring later and receiving lower monthly payments, was submitted to Parliament on Friday as Prime Minister George Papandreou gets set to warn his MPs that if they do not vote for the draft law, he will call a general election.Labor Minister Andreas Loverdos presentedthe final version of the legislation, which has been considerably reduced and changed over the past few days, after it was approved by the Cabinet.The changes to the pension system, which will affect anyone who wants to retire as of next year, include an increase in the retirement age to 65. Women had been able to retire at 60 until now. Greeks will also be expected to work a minimum of 40 years rather than the current limit of between 35 and 37 years. This change will be phased in over the next five years but as of 2024, the retirement age will be reviewed every three years and will depend on the average life expectancy in the country.Anybody seeking early retirement will have their pension cut by 6 percent each month for every year before the new limit that they retire.“We want to succeed on two fronts, to have a pension system that is viable and fair,” Papandreou told Parliament. “We cannot afford not to move forward.”Greece currently spends about 12 percent of its gross domestic product on pensions but this figure is predicted to double by 2050 if no changes are made as there will be roughly one pensioner for every working Greek by that time.Nevertheless, the reforms are unpopular within Papandreou’s own party and sources close to the Prime Minister suggested that he is determined to push them through without having to oust any of his deputies for voting against the bill. Papandreou is set to inform his MPs that if there is even a minor rebellion against the changes, he will call elections.
The Manchester City footballer was injured for a while, but last month he made his first start of the season on Boxing DayAfter missing many games, Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne is hoping he can represent his team against Liverpool.The two clubs will face off tomorrow night, in one of the most important English Premier League matches of the season.And the Belgian footballer is hopeful he can play against the Reds.Premier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“He trained today but we need to check in the morning,” manager Pep Guardiola said according to Goal.“He is much better.”Both teams are currently in the Top 3 of the English Premier League, and a win will surely decide the future of the teams.
Narayankhed: The Swachh Bharat programme has been going on in full swing in the district. The District Collector has given a fervent call to the employees to take up clean and green programme at all the offices. But the situation is somewhat different in Narayankhed municipality. The town has a population of approximately 30,000. But it is alleged that the municipality failed in collection of garbage. It has one tractor and two tricycles to collect waste in the town. These two tricycles are dysfunctional for quite some time. No official bothered to repair them for the purpose. Children are playing with the tricycles which are not in condition. People appeal to the authorities to repair the tricycles for the collection of waste.
In a major development, software giant Infosys announced on Saturday that the company has appointed its founder and former chairman N R Narayana Murthy as executive chairman of the board and additional director with effect from 1 June.Murthy, who founded Infosys in 1981 before retiring in 2011, has been appointed as the executive chairman for s term of five years following a string of disappointing results and loss of market share of the IT services firm over the last few months.The shares of Infosys were pushed down to lowest close in a decade after its April forecast full-year sales growth missed analyst expectations by a margin of up to 50 percent. Murthy will be replacing K V Kamath, who was appointed as the non-executive chairman after Murthy’s retirement in 2011. Kamath will now step down and take up the position of Lead Independent Director with effect from 1 June.”This calling was sudden, unexpected, and most unusual. But, then, Infosys is my middle child. Therefore, I have put aside my plans-in-progress and accepted this responsibility. I am grateful to Mr. K V Kamath-the chairman, the board, and every Infoscion for giving me this opportunity. I intend to do my best to add value to the Company in this challenging situation,” Narayana Murthy said in a statement.”The Board will take up in its meeting on 15 June 2013, the resolutions for convening an extraordinary general meeting within the requisite period, in order to seek approval from the shareholders for appointing him as the executive chairman and whole-time director for a period of five years commencing on 1 June 2013,” Infosys said in a statement.Murthy will draw a token compensation of ₹1 per year during his five-year term.The company also said that S Gopalakrishnan would be designated as executive vice-chairman. He would be responsible for “client relationship and broader industry issues.” S D Shibulal, who co-founded Infosys, would remain as the managing director and chief executive officer. They requested the board that they would also draw a compensation of ₹1 per year.The re-shuffle also marks the entry of Rohan Murthy, son of Narayana Murthy. Rohan has been given a role in Infosys for the first time. He would serve as executive assistant to his father. Rohan is a junior fellow in the society of fellows at Harvard University. He has done his PhD. in computer science from Harvard University and holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Cornell University. Moreover, Rohan has held fellowships at MIT, Caltech, and Microsoft Research.Rohan will also serve as the executive assistant for a period of five years. He is also said to have requested the company board to give him a token compensation of ₹1 per year.Shares in Infosys closed 3 percent higher on Friday, ahead of the announcement of Murthy’s return to the company. The stock is up 4 percent so far in 2013, compared to a nearly 7 percent increase in the sectoral index. (With Inputs from Reuters)
A bus hit a private car on Khulna-Jashore road in Fultola upazila on 25 February 2019. UNB File PhotoAt least 2,329 people, including 291 women and 381 children, were killed and 4,361 others injured in 2,159 road accidents across the country in the first half of the current year, says a new report.It says the road accidents took place on various highways, national, inter-district and regional roads between 1 January and 30 June across the country.Shipping and Communication Reporters Forum (SCRF), a platform of journalists, prepared the report based on news published in 22 national dailies, 10 regional newspapers and eight news portals and news agencies.According to the report, 411 people, including 53 women and 71 children, lost lives and 725 others sustained injuries in 383 accidents in January.Some 401 accidents occurred in February where 415 people were killed and 884 others injured. Among the deceased, 58 were women and 62 children.In March, 386 people, including 46 women and 82 children, were killed and 820 others injured in 384 road crashes.Some 327 accidents occurred in April that claimed 340 lives and left 610 others injured. Among the deceased, 38 were women and 53 children.In May, 338 people, including 47 women and 44 children, lost lives and 504 others injured in 297 accidents.A total of 367 road crashes took place in June claiming the lives of 439 people and leaving 818 others injured. Among the deceased, 49 were women and 69 children.SCR Forum president Ashis Kumar Dey told UNB that the forum identified 10 major reasons behind the rise in road accidents in the country.The reasons are: dangerous race by drivers and reckless driving, contractual leasing out of vehicles to drivers or conductors on daily basis, employing drivers without having any license, lack of awareness among pedestrians and small vehicle drivers, especially motorcyclists, drivers’ tendency to overload and overtake violating traffic rules.Besides, driving for a long-time without any interval, lack of implementation of law to stop plying of unfit vehicles, violation of traffic rules on long routes, increase in motorcycles and three-wheelers on roads and highways, and carrying passengers and goods in locally-made motorised vehicles are found to be responsible for increasing the number of road accidents.