Stop saffron appeasement, Mayawati tells BJP

first_imgBJP government’s policy of “saffron appeasement” was impacting law and order in the state, BSP president Mayawati said on Saturday while demanding that stern action should be taken against those behind the caste clashes in Saharanpur on Friday.“Murder, violence and not abiding by law and order has become a common sight in the name of saffron appeasement of the BJP government which has also caused fear and terror among the people,” Mayawati said in a party release a day after the Saharanpur violence in which one person was killed and at least 15 injured.Expressing concern over the incident, she asked the government to immediately work towards restoring peace and order. The BSP chief also asked the BJP government to shun saffron appeasement, be just and keep up their word. “It has become a sort of fashion to set new traditions by taking out processions without permission and create violence … the BJP government has totally failed to control such elements,’ she said.“After communal incidents, casteist clashes have rocked the state and this proves that better law and order and crime control is not something that BJP can manage,” Mayawati said.The Saharanpur clashes, that saw brickbats and arson, broke out following a dispute over loud music being played during a procession being taken out by 20-25 youths belonging to the upper caste Thakur community who were going to take part in a function to garland a statue of Rajput warrior king Maharana Pratap. Dalit locals objected to the loud music in the procession that was going from Shabbirpur village to Simlana village.last_img read more

Virat Kohli promises to retaliate if Australia start sledging war

first_imgVirat Kohli has promised not to go out looking for trouble but in the same breath he added the Indian team will retaliate if Australia play dirty down under starting this month.India leave for Australia to play a three-match T20I series starting November 21 before the four-Test series gets underway from December 6. Three ODIs are scheduled to be played in January.India and Australia have had some bitter verbal jousts over the years. The past two Test series in particular have been acrimonious with Steve Smith’s decision to look at the Australian dressing room for help with the DRS in the Bengaluru Test drawing the ire of the Indian players.Even as Smith apologised for his brain freeze, Kohli later told the media that was not the only time he had tried to cheat. By the the end of the four-match series, relations between Kohli and some of the Australian players were soured up – the Indian captain even said he would not want to be friends with a few Aussie cricketers again.Also read – Don’t like our batsmen, leave! Is Kohli too impulsive as a captain?However, there has since been a transition in the Australian cricket culture. Smith and David Warner were banned for a year over their roles in the infamous ball-tampering scandal. Australian cricketers under new Test captain Tim Paine are now expected to play with a smile and be nice boys on the field.Several ex-Australian cricketers feel Paine’s team is going too far with the good boy image; instead, the focus, they said, has to be on winning games fair and square.advertisementKohli has never got on well with Smith – both men are fiercely competitive and rank among the best batsmen of their generation. It remains to be seen how Paine manages his team against India. By some accounts, the Australian team was not all that friendly during their two Test matches against Pakistan recently and Kohli has vowed to give it back if the Australians are mean again.Also watch – It’s a joy to watch Virat Kohli: Sachin Tendulkar”When it comes to getting engaged in an argument on the field, I have been completely okay playing without an altercation. I have enough belief in my abilities.. those were very immature things I used to feed on when I was younger,” Kohli said at India’s pre-departure press conference. “Now being captain of the team, you do not have time to think of anything else apart from what the team needs.”Kohli claimed the Indian team never starts a sledging game and his players only fight back when they are provoked.”We were always the ones giving it back. As long as it does not start, we will not go out looking for anything but we will reciprocate.Also Read – You don’t decide if India is best travelling side in the world: COA tells Ravi Shastri”I know from the management point of view, things are explained of what the team needs. As long as it does not start, we are okay with it. In our own minds, we have to be competitive and not let our focus drop.”But verbal battles will be the least of Kohli’s troubles in Australia especially during the Test matches. India have lost successive away Test series in South Africa and England despite the captain’s sensational run. He now expects his batsmen to stand up and deliver in a phase when the bowlers are doing so well.Also read – Steve Waugh ‘not sure’ if current Indian team is better than the ones he played againstKohli is also happy with the fitness level of his team. He said there was a marked difference between this team and the one that toured Australia four years ago – that has been possible only because of the skipper’s no-tolerance policy for unfit athletes in his squad. Today, Kohli is waiting to reap the rewards.”I definitely believe our fitness levels are up: which is the most important thing in Australia because pitches can sometimes become very boring there,” said Kohli who went on exemplify the good work of some of South Africa’s pacers down under over the years.Also watch – BCCI’s demand ahead of Australia tour: No beef on menuKohli said he had enough confidence his bowlers could do something similar.”We are always feeling good about the fact that we have a good bowling attack but our batsmen have to step up as well. That is something we spoke about after the England tour. Our focus will be more on how the batsmen bat togther. Our bowlers are in the space and after a long time, we will we can pick 20 wickets in a game,” he said.advertisementAlso watch –last_img read more

Namit IN, Komal Thatal Out for India

first_imgU17 World Cup U17 World Cup: India vs Colmbia – Namit Deshpande starts for India, Komal Thatal dropped Goal Last updated 2 years ago 18:59 10/9/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Namit Deshpande India U17 Anselm Noronha/Goal U17 World Cup India U17 v Colombia U17 India U17 Colombia U17 The Mumbai-born defender has been handed his first competitive start by Luis Norton de Matos… India has made four changes to the team which started against USMNT in the Group A fixture of the FIFA Under-17 World Cup.Against Colombia, Luis Norton de Matos has named Namit Deshpande in his starting eleven. The centre-back, who is a product of Overseas Scouting Project (OSP) and plays in the Development Academy League in USA, will line-up alongside Anwar Ali.Boris Singh, who was suspended for the very first game, is back in the starting XI in place of Jitendra Singh. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. Midfielder Jeakson Singh has been handed a start after being rested in the 3-0 loss against USMNT.Komal Thatal has been dropped alongside Aniket Jadhav with Rahim Ali getting a look in. Amarjit is set to wear the captain’s armband against Colombia.Players IN: Namit Deshpande, Boris SIngh, Rahim Ali, Jeakson SIngh.Players OUT: Jitendra Singh, Aniket Jadhav, Suresh Wangjam, Komal Thatal.last_img read more

Beauty and the Box: Sony’s S5100 Blu-Ray Player

first_imgHome theater boxes are in an awkward transitionary period right now; almost like the VHS to DVD switch that happened years ago, but worse. It’s clear that streaming media from the Internet is the way of the future, but streaming services like Netflix and Hulu haven’t been able to match the variety and availability of physical disks, which leaves savvy consumers in a bit of a quandary. Do you buy a media streamer that can’t play discs, or do you buy a disc player that can’t connect to the web?A handful of manufacturers have offered up devices that attempt to bridge this gap, but none can match the style and elegance of the Sony S5100.With it’s edgy, angular design and matte black finish, this thing looks like it could’ve fallen out the cockpit of a stealth fighter jet. But the modern look isn’t without purpose — we get the impression that the designers are making a statement here. The angled top suggests it can’t be stacked on, can’t be topped, and will therefore always enjoy a prominent spot in your home theater setup. In essence, it’s the last box you’ll ever need.What’s best is that the S5100 has the guts to back up that statement. Sporting an impressive list of specs, it may very well be the last box you ever need to purchase. In addition to the blue-beam optical drive that can play your DVDs and Blu-Rays, it also has built in WiFi, app support, NFC, and 3D playback. As long as smell-o-vision isn’t invented anytime soon, it’ll probably remain relevant for years into the future.Sony hasn’t yet announced an official release date, but expect the S5100 to roll out sometime this spring. Editors’ Recommendations The Best Coffee-Infused Beers to Flip All the Switches How to Thrift Like a Pro: Tips for Making the Most of Secondhand Style 10 Best Crime Documentaries on Netflix Right Now Save Your Eyes from the Scourge of the Screens with the Best Blue-Light-Blocking Glasses for Men This 3-Pound Rapid Raft Is the World’s Lightest, Most Packable Raftlast_img read more

Premier Minister Announce Funding for Sustainable Seaport Farmers Market

first_imgThe Nova Scotia government is making a commitment to healthy food, healthy living and a healthy building. Premier Rodney MacDonald and Energy Minister Bill Dooks announced today, June 21, that the province is providing $2.25 million towards an eco-friendly Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market. The new building — next to Pier 21 and the new NSCAD campus — will be powered by wind turbines, heated by solar panels and cooled by the ocean’s breezes. Once completed, it will house North America’s oldest continuously running farmers market. “Every time someone visits the Halifax waterfront they will be inspired by environmental leadership in action,” said Premier MacDonald. “And they will be putting money into the hands of rural Nova Scotian farmers while standing in the heart of our capital — in a remarkable landmark building.” The premier noted that the farmers market supports hundreds of businesses from dozens of communities across Nova Scotia. There are also 24 first-generation immigrant businesses in the existing market. The new market, once open, is expected to add hundreds of new jobs and remain open daily. It features a green roof with agriculture to reduce heating and cooling. Also included are water conservation, high-efficiency lighting, high-efficiency insulation and passive solar design. It is expected to reduce energy consumption by 85 per cent, making it one of the most environmentally friendly buildings in North America. “The new market is going to showcase our farmers, our artisans and our craftspeople in a building that is a model for energy efficiency and renewable energy,” said Energy Minister Bill Dooks. “It will help our economy, our tourism and our climate and help cement our leadership around green issues.” Fred Kilcup, manager of the Halifax Farmers’ Market, said the new market will spotlight Halifax as a smart city. “The new Seaport Market will be an ecological, cultural, business and economic showpiece linking the province’s urban and rural economies in a seamless community focused on local food and sustainable principles,” said Mr. Kilcup. “It will showcase Halifax’s vibrant economy, culture and environment. Great cities have great markets.” “The new daily Seaport Farmers’ Market in Halifax enables our son to continue to farm profitably into the next generation,” said Richard Rand of Fox Hill Farm, a sixth-generation family dairy farm, located in Port Williams. The building is expected to cost $9.75 million with funding from government and private sources. Architects expect the new facility will be built to a LEED Gold standard or higher. Market-goers will reduce greenhouse-gas emissions even further by buying locally grown food.last_img read more

No criminal record for Toronto photographer who put womens photos contact info

first_imgRen Bostelaar, a former photography store worker and would-be writer, agreed to a one-year peace bond on Wednesday in Old City hall court that limits his Internet privileges and blocks him from contacting complainants in his case without their consent.READ MORE Advertisement Advertisement An amateur photographer was spared a criminal record after posting revealing photos of women he knows and contact information about them on the Internet without their consent. Twittercenter_img Login/Register With: Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment last_img read more

In 1979 King Juan Carlos Was Ready to Hand Melilla Back

Rabat – Spanish author and historian Charles Powell has reopened the Ceuta and Melilla pandora box in his latest book, “King and Democracy”, uncovering a prickly file Spain had wanted to keep secret for a very long time.In April 1979, King Juan Carlos was willing to cede the city of Melilla to Morocco and put Ceuta under the control of an “international protectorate.” The shocking revelation was made during a meeting between the King of Spain and US Senator Ed Muskie, personally sent by US president Jimmy Carter at the time, said Europa Press.Muskie was to meet with several regional officials to discuss the problems faced by Europe at the time, reports Europa Press Agency. In a document that was declassified in 2014, we learn that the Spanish king was considering a cession of the two cities. Spanish author Charles PowellIn his book, Powell narrates how Juan Carlos disclosed his intentions to Muskie in an hour and a half-long conversation, assuring his interlocutor that “the real conflict with Morocco is the two enclaves.”These words had been sealed since the late 1970s, but three years ago with the publication of the book, they finally came out to the world. US Ambassador Terence Todman wrote at the time:“The great question between Spain and Morocco is that of the two Spanish enclaves. Juan Carlos considered that Melilla could be ceded to Morocco in a rather short time because 10,000 Spaniards only lived there. The King of Spain acknowledged that this question could displease the army but that the situation could be managed quite easily.”The case of Ceuta is more problematic. Sixty-thousand Spaniards lived there, a figure too large to decide whether they should return under Moroccan sovereignty. For Juan Carlos, the best solution was to have a status similar to that of Tangier, where the city had earlier been administered by a “commission of several European countries.”Juan Carlos also feared a second Green March. He was worried that King Hassan II would organize a second Green March for both cities as he had done to recover the Moroccan Sahara a few years earlier.Hassan II and Juan CarlosJuan Carlos’ fears were well placed. Just nine months before the Green March, Morocco was engaged on another front to decolonize its northern territories. On January 27, 1975, Morocco addressed a memorandum to the special decolonization committee of the UN, asking for the retreat of Spain from Ceuta, Melilla, Canary Islands and the Rock of Badis.“Ceuta is the Heart of Spain!”The breakout of the news provoked the anger of the main parties of Ceuta, in particular the Caballas coalition and the Movement for Dignity and Citizenship (MDyC) represented in the local assembly, who demanded clarification from the royal house and claimed their attachment to the irreversible Spanish character of the two cities, reports the Europa Press AgencyThe government spokesman was quick to react, A few hours after the news emerged, he denied the information, saying that “the central government does not value documents on this subject from the archives of the United States” and stating that the position of Spain Always has always been sound and clear.The president of the government of Melilla Juan José Imbroda reiterated his invitation to King Felipe VI to visit the presidency. According to him, this would be the best answer to be given to the Spanish character of the city. “It does not matter if the royal palace publishes a statement about it, the important thing is that Felipe VI visits Melilla,” he concluded. read more

Ontario unveils plan to sell marijuana in LCBO stores when pot is

TORONTO — Ontario is the first province out of the gate with a detailed plan to sell and distribute recreational marijuana when Ottawa legalizes it next summer.The Liberal government announced Friday that it will sell marijuana in as many as 150 dedicated stores run by the province’s liquor control board. Those looking to purchase marijuana when it becomes legal across the country will be subject to the same age and usage restrictions currently in place for alcohol, said Attorney General Yasir Naqvi.The process of purchasing recreational cannabis will closely mimic the one currently in place at the Liquor Control Board of Ontario.Naqvi said residents 19 or older will be able to purchase marijuana at separate retail outlets or through a website run by the LCBO that should be ready for business by next July.Consumption of legal weed will not be allowed in public spaces or workplaces and should be confined to private residences, Naqvi said. However, he said the government will explore the possibility of allowing marijuana-licensed establishments in the future.The province expects to have all the stores operational across the province by 2020, with the first 40 stores opening next summer. Those stores will only sell marijuana and not alcohol.The federal government introduced legislation in April with a goal of legalizing and regulating the use of recreational pot by July 1, 2018, but left it up to individual provinces to design their own distribution system and usage regulations.Ontario has jumped ahead of most other provinces and territories, many of which are either in the early stages of crafting their legalization frameworks or have just started public consultations. Last Friday, a special legislative committee tasked with examining how New Brunswick will set up its framework released a set of recommendations. That province has yet to implement those recommendations.In July, Canada’s premiers told the federal government they needed more time to get their rules in place before Ottawa went ahead with the marijuana legalization. They asked for clarification around road safety and enforcement, preparation and training on distribution, taxation, public education, and the impact legalization might have on the black market.But despite the concerns, Ontario is moving ahead and Naqvi said the time-tested model at the LCBO made sense as a blueprint for cannabis in the province.One of the government’s priorities, he said, involves clamping down on illegal distribution channels. He made it clear that will include dispensaries that have cropped up in recent months in anticipation of widespread legalization.“Illicit cannabis dispensaries are not legal now and will not be legal retailers under the new model,” Naqvi said. “… These pot dispensaries are illegal and will be shut down. If you operate one of these facilities, consider yourself on notice.”Naqvi said setting the minimum purchasing age at 19 is intended to protect youth from potential drug use. The new regulations, however, will also contain language allowing police to confiscate small amounts of pot from those under 19 without incurring criminal charges.Asked about expected revenues, Finance Minister Charles Sousa could provide no estimates, saying the market conditions and federal tax levels will impact the bottom line and are unclear.“Frankly, this is uncharted territory and we’re going to have to monitor it and see how it develops,” Sousa said.He said the government has been working on the pot file for about a year.“We are running out of time,” he said. “We have to be prepared by next year.”Cannabis activist Jodie Emery predicted Ontario’s plan will limit the supply of marijuana in the province and will contribute to the growth of the black market.“I’ve been worried from the beginning that the so-called legalization is nothing more that Prohibition 2.0 with cops and politicians looking to make money themselves,” Emery said.Sousa could not say what the start-up costs for the stores will be but expects they will be recovered over time.He said legislation regulating the control of marijuana will be introduced in the fall.Ontario’s opposition parties both panned the government plan. Progressive Conservative community safety critic Laurie Scott said the government must have strong measures to crack down on drug-impaired driving and to address concerns raised by public health officials.“We are calling on the (Premier) Kathleen Wynne government to ensure that law enforcement, public health and local communities are properly consulted and have the tools they need as the Liberals roll out this proposal,” Scott said in a statement.NDP attorney general critic Gilles Bisson said the government has failed to deliver a comprehensive plan for safe marijuana distribution.“Now, we’re left to ask if the number of locations is correct, where they’ll be located, how communities will be involved in the decision process, and how pot products will be priced and taxed,” Bisson said.The federal government has pledged to work with provinces and commit resources to pot-related needs like public security, policing and educational campaigns. On Friday, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Ralph Goodale said the federal government will spend $274 million to bolster law enforcement and border efforts to “detect and deter” drug-impaired driving and enforce the proposed cannabis legalization and regulation.“We are working closely with our partners to ensure law enforcement is well trained, to build capacity across the country and at our border, and to raise awareness about the dangers of drug-impaired driving,” Goodale said in a statement.— With files from Michelle McQuigge read more

Missing Burlington man found

UPDATE: Lisa Hepfner tweeted that @HaltonPolice say David Musselman was found by a member of the public, just walking down Plains Rd. In good health.David Musselman, 54, had been last seen on July 31 at 9:30 p.m. in the area of Plains Rd. and Daryl Dr. in Burlington.Family and Police were concerned for Musselman’s well-being as “he walks with a noticeable limp and is not extremely mobile,” according to the news release.Halton police would like to thank residents and members of the media in their help in locating Musselman. read more

Reds Homer Bailey Throws 7th NoHitter of Season

It was the fifth inning Friday night when Homer Bailey looked up to see how many innings he had pitched. He learned something more: that he had not given up a hit to the Pittsburgh Pirates.Bailey did not let that news change the way he pitched. Instead, the 26-year-old stayed the course and spun baseball’s seven no-hitter of the season, as the Reds won 1-0.“I looked up at the scoreboard (after the fifth inning) to see if I had hit 200 (innings) and saw a couple of zeros,” Bailey said. “That’s when I knew I had a chance at a no-hitter. It’s not something you think about doing.”It was the 15th no-hitter in Reds history and first since Tom Browning’s perfect game against the Los Angles Dodgers on Sept. 16, 1988. The seven major league no-hitters match the modern record for one season, tying 1990 and 1991. There were eight no-hitters in 1884.“I don’t think there is any reason why there have been so many,” Bailey said. “There is a real fine line there in throwing a no-hitter. A bloop can fall in the outfield or an infielder can be in the wrong position and there goes your hit. You have to be extremely fortunate to throw a no-hitter, and we had luck on our side tonight.”Bailey (13-10) struck out 10 and walked one. He threw 115 pitches and retired the side in order in the ninth, striking out pinch-hitter Brock Holt and inducing Machael McKenry and Alex Presley into pop outs. Bailey was mobbed near the mound by happy teammates and doused with water.Bailey improved to 5-0 with a 1.40 ERA in six career starts at PNC Park. All three of his complete games and both his shutouts have come against Pittsburgh.It was the first time the Pirates had been held hitless since Hall of Famer Bob Gibson pitched the lone no-hitter of his career in 1971 for the St. Louis Cardinals. Cincinnati, which clinched the NL Central title last Saturday, improved to 95-62. The Reds are tied with Washington for the best record in the NL. read more

Two Russian spies expelled from the Netherlands over Novichok lab hack plot

The Federal Prosecutor’s Office (BA) revealed that it had been separately investigating the pair for a year before they were arrested.The Skripals were poisoned in Salisbury on March 4.Novichok samples used in the attack were tested at the UK defence laboratory in Porton Down before being collected by inspectors from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) on March 19.The inspectors also collected blood samples from Mr Skripal and his daughter Yulia, who at the time remained in a critical condition under heavy sedation in hospital, to conduct their own analysis. Sergei and Yulia Skripal  Sergei and Yulia Skripal  Ruslan Boshirov, left, and Alexander Petrov give an interview to the RT news channel 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. Two Russian spies were arrested in the Netherlands in the immediate aftermath of the Salisbury poisonings as they allegedly attempted to hack into the computers of the Swiss laboratory analysing the Soviet-developed Novichok, it has emerged.The pair were detained in the Hague and extradited back to Russia following an intelligence operation run in conjunction with British, Dutch and Swiss agents.Their arrest in March is said to have been directly linked to the world-renowned Spiez laboratory near Bern that tested the military-grade nerve agent used in the attempted assassination of former Russia spy Sergei Skripal.Several sources told Swiss newspapers Tages-Anzeiger and the Tribune de Genève that the pair were arrested on suspicion of preparing to target the lab.They reportedly had equipment in their possession which would allow them to break into its computer system.The arrests throw a further spotlight on the two countries to which Mr Skripal’s would-be assassins travelled several times in the months leading up to the attack, increasing suspicions that they could be key locations for Russian agents embroiled in the plot. Flight records obtained by the Telegraph show that Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov made at least six separate trips to Geneva between November 2017 and February this year. The Spiez laboratory subsequently confirmed British assertions that the Skripals had been targeted with Novichok. The laboratory has also been investigating poison gas attacks by the Syrian regime, which is backed by the Kremlin. Ruslan Boshirov, left, and Alexander Petrov give an interview to the RT news channelCredit:TASS via Getty Images Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov captured on CCTV in SalisburyCredit:UPI/Barcroft Images They also travelled in and out of Amsterdam, both separately and together.Petrov and Boshirov this week insisted in a widely ridiculed television interview that they had come to Salisbury as tourists to visit its cathedral, “famous for its 123-metre spire and its clock”.Isabelle Graber, head of communications at the Swiss intelligence service, the FIS, confirmed that the two unidentified Russians, not thought to be Petrov and Boshirov, had been arrested earlier this year in The Hague.She told the Telegraph: “The Swiss authorities are aware of the case of suspected Russian spies discovered in The Hague and expelled from the same place.“The FIS participated actively in this operation together with its Dutch and British partners.” In April, Sergei Lavrov, the Russian foreign minister, claimed the lab had found the Western-made BZ nerve agent in the Salisbury samples and said the OPCW had questions to answer. He did not disclose the source of his information.The Swiss facility vehemently denied the claims, revealing that BZ was only used in the lab as a counter sample to Novichok.Swiss authorities revealed in July that the lab had been targeted by hackers believed to be linked to the Russian government, although it is not known if the expulsion of the two spies from the Netherlands was linked.The March arrests were not made public at the time although at the end of the month, Mark Rutte, the Dutch Prime Minister, announced the expulsion of two diplomats who worked at the Russian Embassy in The Hague, saying that “Holland had had enough”. Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov captured on CCTV in Salisbury read more

Former President Ramotar to testify in Red House lease challenge

Former President Donald RamotarFormer President Donald Ramotar is expected to testify in the ongoing High Court challenge against President David Granger’s revocation of the 99-year lease granted to the Cheddi Jagan Research Centre (CJRC) commonly referred to as ‘Red House’.Ramotar’s presence was requested by Attorney General Basil Williams earlier today when the matter was heard before acting Chief Justice Roxane George at the High Court.Lawyer for the Cheddi Jagan Research Centre, Attorney Anil Nandlall, did not object to the former President taking the stand.Ramotar, a former General Secretary of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP), had previously disclosed that he approved the 99-year lease in his capacity as President. When the matter is called again on November 1, Ramotar will be cross examined on the granting of the lease.In late December 2016, President David Granger gave the occupants of Red House 48 hours to vacate the premises. The Research Centre was established in 1999 to promote research into and publish materials on the life, work and ideas of late President Dr Cheddi Jagan.The prime land on which Red House sits was leased to the CJRC Inc for 99 years for G$12,000 per year.However, the Coalition Administration was initially averse to the small fee being charged and had started engaging the directors of the Research Centre on the possibility of transforming the Red House into a hub for all former Presidents.The Management Committee, which included former President Ramotar, had strongly objected to this move, following which the current government deemed the lease invalid and subsequently moved to revoke it.This eventually caused the Cheddi Jagan Research Centre Management Committee to approach the High Court for a declaration that the lease is valid and that the manner in which the President moved to revoke the lease was unconstitutional. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedActing Chief Justice to rule on Red House lease challengeNovember 1, 2018In “Court”Govt seeks to amend court order on Red HouseFebruary 4, 2017In “Court”Red House lease invalid – AGDecember 29, 2016In “Local News” read more

MACE strategy to see 1200 new jobs by 2016

first_imgIn 2012 we bucked the industry trend by opening 28 new stores, and our new retail strategy is designed to harness that momentum, leading to the creation of more than of 1,200 new jobs in towns and villages right across the country.O’Byrne said that MACE’s partnership with Maxol, which was renewed last year, “has seen the MACE group establish itself as Ireland’s largest forecourt symbol brand”. He said the company’s next phase of growth will focus on working with both partners and suppliers to “firmly cement MACE in a leadership position in Irish retailing”.The new strategy will also see additional investment in MACE own-brand, with the company predicting a 20 per cent increase in the range of own-brand products available in MACE stores this year.According to Willie O’Byrne:Significant investment in our fresh and chilled supply chain last year has allowed us to offer a wider range of product options to both our retailers and our end consumers. Demand for high quality, competitively priced own-brand alternatives has never been greater, and the next phase of growth will be in fresh and chilled produce – presenting a real opportunity for local Irish suppliers.Video: The glamour of self-service shops in 1960s Ireland> A NEW RETAIL strategy by Irish-owned company MACE aims to see 1,200 new jobs in place by 2016.The company said today that its new retail strategy targets 100 new stores, and will see a focus on Irish suppliers as it works on a 20 per cent growth in MACE own-brand products. MACE is Ireland’s oldest convenience brand, and opened its first store in 1960. It currently has 240 stores across the country.MACE said it plans to add 100 new stores to its network by 2016, an expansion which will see retail turnover at the group increase by 20 per cent.The new plans were unveiled at the MACE convention at the Ritz-Carlton, Powerscourt, Co Wicklow. According to Willie O’Byrne, Managing Director of BWG Foods, operators of MACE:center_img Our figures show that MACE is outperforming the market and is now the fastest growing brand in Irish convenience retailing.last_img read more

Additional names advertised for WWE Roadblock special

first_img WWE Lists The Shields Top 10 Wins Google+ WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next WWE is now advertising Chris Jericho, Paul Heyman, Ric Flair, Natalya and WWE Divas Champion Charlotte for tomorrow night’s Roadblock event in Toronto.The following matches are scheduled for WWE Roadblock on Saturday night.WWE World Heavyweight Championship MatchTriple H (c) vs. Dean AmbroseBrock Lesnar vs. Bray WyattWWE Tag Team Championships MatchThe New Day (c’s) vs. Sheamus & King BarrettNXT Tag Team Championships MatchScott Dawson & Dash Wilder (c’s) vs. Enzo Amore & Colin will have live coverage of WWE Roadblock tomorrow at 8:00 p.m. ET.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWill Bobby Lashley Finally Face Brock Lesnar?Video Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:31/Current Time 0:02Loaded: 100.00%0:02Remaining Time -0:29 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Now Playing Up Next WWE NXT Results – 8/14/19 (NXT Breakout Tournament Finals, Breezango/Forgotten Sons) Videos Articles Pinterest Paul Heyman Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next WWE Rescheduling San Jose NXT Facebookcenter_img Bobby Lashley Is The Rocks Return To WWE In Jeopardy? Twitter Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Videos Articles Brock Lesnar WWE Smackdown Results – 8/13/19 (Reigns vs. Murphy, Randy Orton responds to Kofi Kingston) When Does WrestleMania 35 Start? WWE Smackdown Live Preview: Reigns vs. Murphy, Randy Orton responds to Kofi Kingston Will Bobby Lashley Finally Face Brock Lesnar? Now Playing Up Next Videos Articleslast_img read more

Chelsea want Ndombele as Kante replacement

first_imgPSG are preparing a huge bid for Chelsea’s N’golo Kante as the Blues target Tanguy Ndombele as his replacement, according to Goal.The French champions are hoping to tempt the midfielder away from Stamford Bridge while the blue are earmarking Lyon sensation, Ndombele as his replacement should he decide to leave for Paris.Goal understands that the deal is likely to cost PSG around £100million but the Parisians are hoping to include midfielder Adrien Rabiot in their package to reduce the transfer fee.Antero Henrique, sporting director for PSG has made the former Leicester man their main summer target and it believed the French side are more than willing to double his current wages at Chelsea.Tammy Abraham, ChelseaChelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.Kante who earns around a £100,000 per week at Chelsea could earn £220,000 at PSG should he decide to join up with them.The Blues are reluctant to let one of their star players go and are willing to discuss terms over a new deal, despite Kante still having three years to run on his present deal.Should they fail to retain the services of Kante, Chelsea would switch their attention to bringing Ndombele to the club. The 21-year old midfielder was a mainstay in Lyon’s midfield last season making over 50 appearances for Bruno Genesio’s side.last_img read more

BAHAMAS Funeral for the Late Dr Patricia Bazard

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, January 9, 2018 – Nassau – Family and friends of the late Dr. Patricia Bazard, gathered at Salem Union Baptist Church, Taylor Street, on Friday morning, January 5, for final farewell to an outstanding Bahamian cultural icon.Pictured are her husband, Luicito Bazard, with children and other family members; and photo of Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Acting Prime Minister the Hon. Peter Turnquest, and other officials.  Interment followed at Lakeview Memorial Gardens.(BIS Photos/Peter Ramsay) Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img read more

Terri Horman agrees to quick divorce

first_imgPORTLAND — Terri Moulton Horman and Kaine Horman met in family law court for the first time today since Kaine Horman filed for divorce and obtained a restraining order against his wife.Terri Horman’s divorce attorney, Peter Bunch, asked the judge to hold the divorce proceedings in abatement while the criminal inquiry proceeds, but Kaine Horman’s attorney is fighting any delay.Bunch argued that a parallel civil divorce case, while the criminal investigation proceeds into Kyron’s disappearance from Skyline School, would jeopardize Terri Horman’s Fifth Amendment rights not to incriminate herself.“Everything at issue in the divorce is fodder for the state in its forging of additional links in its evidence,” Bunch said. “Virtually anything she says can be used by the state….The state has the ability to obtain every single bit of information that is produced in this case and that is outside the bounds of what it could do were this proceeding not occurring.”Further, Bunch argued that if the divorce proceedings were allowed to proceed, he’d instruct Terri Horman to invoke her Fifth Amendment rights not to incriminate herself.last_img read more

Hold Until Sober Law Goes In Effect January 1st

first_imgAccording to Micciche, the law was written to allow DOC and the courts to use their discretion in a “case by case” basis: “They have the right to detain someone until they are below the legal limit of intoxication in the state of Alaska.” The new law will go into effect on January 1, 2018. Senator Peter Micciche (R-K-Pen): “The number one priority right now for the legislature is public safety. The reason for this change is not only to protect the intoxicated from themselves, but also to protect the public.” Story as aired: Sen. Micciche: “It’s been placed into law, and it allows Department of Corrections and the courts to hold an intoxicated person until they are below legal limit for intoxication.”  Written in section 27 of the bill, ‘correctional facility shall, at the time of release, conduct a chemical test of the breath of a person who has been arrested and who is intoxicated and may detain the person until the test result indicates that the person’s breath has less than 0.08 grams of alcohol for each 210 liters of breath or, with the consent of the person, release the person to another person who is willing and able to provide care for the person.’ According to Senator Micciche, the legislature has done the necessary research and believes the law holds “muster” and will “bolster” public safety. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享A provision in Senate Bill 54, the recent criminal justice reform, allows law enforcement officers to detain intoxicated individuals until they are sober enough to drive.last_img read more