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BJP MP’s march triggers clashes in Saharanpur

first_imgSaharanpur in Uttar Pradesh witnessed communal clashes on Thursday after BJP MP Raghav Lakhanpal and other party leaders took out the “Ambedkar shobha yatra,” allegedly without police permission, through the communally sensitive parts of the city.Senior Superintendent of Police, Saharanpur, Love Kumar, has ordered filing of FIR against Mr. Lakhanpal and over 500 others for the violence, vandalism and attack on the house of the Senior Superintendent of Police and the DM office.Mixed populationSadak Dudhli village, on the outskirts of Saharanpur, has a mixed population of Muslims and Dalits. No procession had been taken out here in the last seven years. After the Yogi Adityanath government took charge in Uttar Pradesh, Hindu groups, in coordination with local BJP leaders, announced that they would take out a procession, called ‘Shobha Yatra’ in local parlance, through the village. The police denied them permission as it was a communally sensitive area, but the BJP leaders went ahead. The procession was attacked with stones when it was about to enter the Muslim area of the village.The ensuing clash stopped the BJP procession from being taken through the Muslim area. BJP supporters then went on a rampage and attacked the house of the Senior Superintendent of Police. The violent crowd allegedly broke CCTV cameras and furniture and set public properties on fire.The western Uttar Pradesh town has been turned into a fortress with huge police deployment. Though the situation is under control, rumour mills have ensured that the region remains tense.MP’s threatMr. Lakhanpal and BJP leaders have threatened that they would take the “shobha yatra” through Sadak Dudhli on April 23. The MP said “he would not allow Saharanpur to become Kashmir,” a comparison which provoked strong condemnation from SP leaders like Sudhir Panwar and Dalit activists like Satish Prakash.Mr. Prakash condemned the BJP’s attempt to “misuse Ambedkar’s name to communally polarise the region.”SP panelThe Samajwadi Party has formed a five-member team to probe the violence and submit a report in three days to party chief Akhilesh Yadav.“Police took out a flag march in the village and the situation is under control,” Mr. Kumar told the media. He said two FIRs had been registered, one for the communal clash in which 10 persons from both sides had been booked and another for the attack on the SSP’s house and vandalism and rioting on the road in which BJP MP’s supporters were found to be involved.The last time the city saw communal riots was in 2014 when a dispute over a land triggered into major communal clashes between Muslims and Sikhs, killing three persons and injuring many.last_img read more

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46% turnout in Palghar; EVMs come under scanner

first_imgThe byelection in the Palghar Lok Sabha constituency in Maharashtra on Monday witnessed a turnout of 46.5%, amid widespread allegations of malfunctioning of EVMs and VVPATs.Throughout the day, Opposition parties cried foul play demanding a thorough probe. Officials cited reasons such as increase in temperature, sensitivity of sensors of VVPAT machines towards light and dust for technical snags, which resulted in halting of polling. On Monday morning, Bahujan Vikas Aghadi (BVA) president and MLA Hitendra Thakur was the first to level allegations of malfunctioning. “I received reports from our workers that there were many locations where voting machines had developed problems. This is suspicious. The BJP is trying to demoralise our early morning voters by these tactics,” said Mr. Thakur. By 10 a.m. Congress spokesperson Sachin Sawant put the list of booths where the party suspected malfunctioning of EVMs. The list included Tarapur, Shelwali, Kamare, Satpati, Maykhop, Dhuktan, and Chinchan polling centres in Palghar.The Shiv Sena’s Rajya Sabha MP Anil Desai submitted a complaint to Palghar Collector Prashant Narnavare regarding malfunctioning of over 98 VVPAT machines. “Everyone knows that how these machines are suddenly developing faults. These EVMs are their only hope to win. These large-scale technical issues are suspicious,” said Sena leader and Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Raut. The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) too accused the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party of foul play in the election. “The polling process is being halted at places where the BJP is not gaining votes. It has been done deliberately,” said NCP spokesperson Nawab Malik.A total of 4,246 EVMs and 5,360 VVPAT machines were used in two bypolls in Maharashtra. Reacting to the reports of malfunctioning of EVMs and VVPATs, Dr. Narnavare said VVPATs being sensitive to light, dust and heat, some problems were reported from different areas. Opposition parties have demanded re-polling in all the booths where EVMs have shown problems. But the Election Commission of India denied the charge saying that all the faulty EVMs have been replaced and there was no need for a repoll. Counting will be held on May 31.last_img read more

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Vonn Breaks World Cup Ski Record

first_imgCORTINA D’AMPEZZO, Italy — Lindsey Vonn provisionally won a super-G on Jan. 19 to break Annemarie Moser-Proell’s 35-year-old record of 62 World Cup victories.For win No. 63, the American clocked 1 minute 27.03 seconds down the Olympia delle Tofane course to finish 0.85 ahead of Anna Fenninger of Austria.Tina Weirather of Liechtenstein was third, 0.92 back.Vonn’s boyfriend, Tiger Woods, surprised her in the finish area, where the pair shared an emotional embrace. Vonn exclaimed: “No way!” when she saw him.“I didn’t think this could get any better than yesterday with my entire family here but now with Tiger here this is unbelievable,” Vonn said. “I said, ‘I can’t believe you came.’ And he said, ‘I told you.’”Some lower-ranked skiers were still to race. Vonn got record-tying win No. 62 in a downhill Jan. 18.Moser-Proell, an Austrian great, established her record between 1970 and 1980.Swedish standout Ingemar Stenmark holds the men’s record of 86 wins.It was Vonn’s first win in super-G this season and her fourth overall this campaign, showing a return to top form after two knee injuries kept her out of last year’s Sochi Olympics.Perhaps more importantly, the win showed Vonn is dominating again just weeks before her home world championships in Vail and Beaver Creek, Colorado.Vonn was on track to shatter Moser-Proell’s record two years ago before a high-speed crash at the 2013 world championships in Schladming, Austria, when she tore two ligaments in her right knee.She attempted to return for Sochi but re-injured her knee in Val d’Isere, France, in December, 2013, requiring a second surgery.The 30-year-old Vonn is planning to compete through the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.It was Vonn’s ninth career win in Cortina, where she had her first podium result in 2004, putting her within one of Austrian Renate Goetschl’s record 10 wins in the resort known as the Queen of the Dolomites.Vonn has won 32 downhills, 21 super-Gs, three giant slaloms, two slaloms and five combined races.Not included in those numbers are Vonn’s gold medal in downhill at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, or her golds in downhill and super-G at the 2009 worlds in Val d’Isere.Moser-Proell won 36 downhills, 16 giant slaloms, three slaloms and seven combined races.The super-G was introduced two years after Moser-Proell retired.This race was originally scheduled for Jan. 18 but was postponed due to heavy snowfall over the weekend, which pushed the program back.(ANDREW DAMPF, AP Sports Writer) TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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Mourinho says Man City ‘disrespectful’ in documentary

first_imgManchester, Aug 18 (AP) Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho suggested Premier League rival Manchester City was “disrespectful” and lacking “class” in a behind-the-scenes documentary that was released this week.Amazon’s eight-part documentary of City’s title-winning year in the Premier League last season gave a TV crew almost unlimited access to players and managerial staff, offering insight into Pep Guardiola’s locker room.”I think you can have a fantastic movie, respecting others. You don’t need to be disrespectful to have a fantastic movie,” Mourinho said. “You can be a rich club and buy all the best players in the world, but you cannot buy class.” Speaking in an interview with British broadcaster Sky Sports, Mourinho didn’t refer to any particular passage of the documentary, entitled “All or Nothing: Manchester City.”In one section, midfielder Kevin De Bruyne talked about his struggles when he was at Chelsea under Mourinho.Guardiola does not think the documentary will expose his secrets.”When we accept the cameras to be inside for 24 hours a day, that kind of thing can happen,” Guardiola said. “I think there was nothing special. I think the people are going to see how a football team lives behind the scenes.”The players make the tactics,” he added. “Not my ideas, it’s the players who make the tactics.” (AP) APAAPAlast_img read more

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Everton’s Marco Silva accuses Anthony Martial of diving for penalty

first_imgEverton Anthony Martial dazzles to help Manchester United edge past Everton Share on Pinterest Idrissa Gueye appeared to touch the ball before Martial made contact with his leg. Everton’s manager said: “It was not a penalty – it is clear the player dived, it leaves a bad sensation. I told the players at half-time it was not a fair result. When the game is balanced in the first 20-25 minutes, the penalty starts to put them ahead in the match and more comfortable.“That moment, it was no penalty. It was difficult for us. That moment makes it easy for our opponents. You are more exposed then because you have to take more risks. They scored a fantastic goal but we had a good chance to score at 2-1.”Gylfi Sigurdsson scored Everton’s goal from the spot after Richarlison was felled by Chris Smalling. “Our one was a clear penalty, not like the first one,” Silva said. “The referee is there in that moment and it looks like my player touched the ball. I don’t think it is a tough decision. I don’t want to talk about it more because I respect the referee. One thing is clear is that without that moment, it would have been more tough for them. When you play against Manchester United, and in their stadium, they create chances. The referee made things easier for them, but we have to shoot better in some situations.” news José Mourinho said: “I think the referee was very good in all the game. He was solid and consistent. In the two penalty actions he was consistent.” Topics Share via Email Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIncenter_img Share on Facebook Read more Marco Silva accused Anthony Martial of diving for Manchester United’s 27th-minute penalty in their 2-1 victory over Everton. Paul Pogba scored on the rebound following Jordan Pickford’s save. Manchester United Share on WhatsApp Share on Messenger The Fiver: sign up and get our daily football email. Reuse this contentlast_img read more

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A pre-game poem and meditation: Lisa Alexander goes left-field before Diamonds victory

first_imgAustralia netball coach Lisa Alexander got to celebrate her century of Test matches with a win over New Zealand, but it was only after the match that she revealed how. The Diamonds beat the Silver Ferns with a 48-42 win in Auckland on Wednesday night, bouncing back from a first-up Constellation Cup loss to level the series at 1-1.The scoreline was an accurate reflection of a strong Australian performance, and returning the world No 1s to normal transmission. The Kiwis had edged Australia in their previous two clashes, including a heartbreaking one-goal loss in the World Cup final. Those defeats, and the magnitude of her personal milestone, prompted a switch-up. Australia sport Share on LinkedIn Lisa Alexander brings up her century having made indelible mark on netball Since you’re here… Share on WhatsApp Support The Guardian “I actually threw out the script to my pre-game,” Alexander said. “And they were all looking at me. Especially C-Bass [captain Caitlin Bassett] as she’s seen every one. I did something different because I wanted to demonstrate to the players that they needed to be brave out there and I had to be brave too.”Alexander took the tone down. “I didn’t want the players thinking ’Oh we have to play well for Lisa’. No,” she said. “You have to play well, because it’s important for Australia. That’s very heartfelt to me because I didn’t play for Australia so I want them to make sure they take every opportunity to put everything into every match.“So I did a poem in the rooms and I did a meditation … a breathing technique and centering. Just talking about a few things that are really positive, because that’s what you have to get you have to get that positive mindset to perform.“And we actually were inspired by … and don’t tell [the Silver Ferns] that, Ritchie McCaw’s movie. We had a little clip of that too, when he talks about the moments … we’re very struck by that. You know how inspirational that is to us.”The motivations certainly worked. Gretel Tippett was an all-action goal attack, ably supported by Bassett and Tegan Philip, while Courtney Bruce was the star of the showdown with five intercepts.The series now heads to Australia for two matches with the Cup on the Diamonds’ terms. “We’ve put ourselves into a great position for this for the rest of the series,” Alexander said. “We can go home and land and feel like winners.” Topics Netball Reuse this contentcenter_img Diamonds … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many new organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Share on Messenger Share on Pinterest Read more news Share via Email Share on Twitter Share on Facebooklast_img read more

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Sean and Matty Longstaff: ‘Knowing your brother has got your back is special’

first_img Euro 2020, Women’s Champions League and Reading – Football Weekly Extra As a schoolboy growing up by the mouth of the river in North Shields, he was obsessed with Newcastle United but never dared imagine that, this month, he would make his Premier League debut against Manchester United playing alongside his 21-year-old sibling, Sean, in central midfield. The idea that he might score the winning goal for Steve Bruce’s previously struggling team in a 1-0 win at St James’ Park belonged strictly to the realms of fantasy.“When you get back to the halfway line and you hear the crowd singing your name it’s mental,” says Matty. “As a young lad it’s what you’ve always wanted. But when it actually happened it was indescribable. It still feels weird getting [congratulatory] texts from my mates.”After the game he said thank you to Bruce. Manners matter to the Longstaffs’ parents, David – a former Great Britain ice hockey player – and Michelle but if such politeness reflected his upbringing it was also sincere.“It was only right,” says Matty, who earns around £850 a week but seems set for a significantly enhanced contract. “I can’t thank him enough. It was a brave move putting me in and backing a kid. He’d been getting a lot of stick; a lot of managers under pressure at such a big club in such an important game would have gone for experience.” Topics features Whereas the 45-year-old is a veteran, his sons’ on-pitch synchronicity belies their novice status. “Playing alongside my brother makes it a lot easier,” says Matty. “He’s so composed.”Sean shakes his head. “I couldn’t have done what he’s done at 19. We were in a tough situation and Matty’s controlled the tempo of a Premier League game on his debut.”If the Longstaffs have made North Shields famous for more than its fish quay, Georgian houses and international ferry terminus, their stabilising presence seems imperative at Chelsea on Saturday. “This season’s been turbulent,” says Sean. “Now it’s about the dressing room sticking together. As long as we’re all fighting for each other we’ll be all right.” Newcastle United The brothers grew up in North Shields and supported Newcastle. They also have a younger sister who is a promising netball player. Photograph: ncjMedia Ltd Debt £511m but dividends galore: the Glazers’ legacy at Manchester United Back at North Shields Juniors, Sunderland tried to sign him several times but he refused to countenance the notion and Middlesbrough received similarly short shrift: “I said: ‘Stop asking, there’s only one club for me.’ Fortunately I got back to Newcastle.”With Michelle dedicating almost every evening to driving her children to football, netball or cricket practice and spending weekends cheering them on from frequently windswept touchlines, sport shaped their lives. “We were brought up quite strictly,” says Matty who, like Sean, is also a fine cricketer. “We had jokes and everything but our parents disciplined us.”After a year in Stockholm, where their father played for Djurgården, the family debated emigrating to Canada. It was a sliding doors moment but England’s north-east coast ultimately won the argument, leaving Longstaff Sr on course for his current role as player-coach at Whitley Warriors. Pinterest Twitter Pinterest Share on WhatsApp Share on Twitter Whatever the future holds, Matty Longstaff will never forget the sudden, almost elemental, assault on his senses. He met the ball, his brother screamed “hit it”, David de Gea was beaten from distance and the 19-year-old knew life would never be quite the same again.“I can just remember the loudest roar I’ve ever heard in the Gallowgate,” he says, his smile as wide as the Tyne. “It was all a bit surreal.” Listen Twitter Share on Messenger Share on Pinterest Reuse this content Read more Read more Matty Longstaff celebrates scoring the winner on his Newcastle debut against Manchester United. ‘The emotion was crazy,’ says Sean. ‘It was even better than when I scored my first goal because of what he’d been through.’ Photograph: Serena Taylor/Newcastle United via Getty With his bonfire-bright ginger hair and adhesive first touch, Matty has, inevitably, been likened to Paul Scholes while Sean’s elegant, straight-backed passing style meant he was hyped as the new Michael Carrick when he broke into Rafael Benítez’s side last season.Flattered as the siblings are, there is arguably a better comparison. Considering their younger sister, 15-year-old Milly, is an outstanding netballer, the Longstaffs may just be Tyneside’s answer to the Neville family.“Two footballer brothers and an England netballer sister,” says Sean. “We’ve said to Milly: ‘We’ve done our little bit, it’s up to you now.’ She’s really good.”The boys are talking in a decoratively tired backroom at Newcastle’s training ground but their enthusiasm and sheer niceness refreshes it in a way two coats of fresh paint could not rival.Their mother has said the pair “really love each other” and they look slightly startled at being asked whether her words damaged their street cred.“We genuinely do love each other,” says Sean, firmly. “We’ll always be there for each other, always keep each other pretty level. There’s not loads of people you can trust, so to have your brother out there alongside you, knowing he’s got your back, is special.“We used to fight a lot and my mam once had to ask Newcastle’s coaches to have a word and tell us to behave but we got it out of the way at a young age. We realised we had to help each other.”If mutual devotion has long trumped minor disagreements, the pair remain different, with Matty more extrovert and Sean stronger academically. Whereas the latter progressed smoothly through Newcastle’s youth system, impressing hugely in nine first-team appearances last spring before a serious knee injury abridged his season, Matty’s trajectory proved more complicated. Facebook Share on Facebook Before kick-off against Manchester United I looked at Matty and thought, to have two brothers from North Shields starting alongside each other, felt pretty crazy Facebook “When he was 10 or 11 Newcastle turned him away,” says Sean. “I’ve seen him crying about it. He said: ‘No one will ever do that to me again.’ From then on he’s worked so hard. It’s why I got a bit emotional when he scored. I filled up and thought: ‘I can’t start crying.’ The emotion was crazy. It was just pure happiness. It was even better than when I scored my first goal, just because of the occasion and knowing what he’d been through.”Visceral as the emotions surrounding it remain, Newcastle’s initial rejection was possibly the making of Matty. “It really pissed me off,” he says. “But it fired me up.” Share via Email Share on LinkedIn “The Premier League’s so worldwide,” says Sean. “Before kick-off against Manchester United I looked across at Matty and thought that to have two brothers from North Shields starting alongside each other felt pretty crazy. A year ago we’d have laughed at the idea.” The Fiver: sign up and get our daily football email. He is more worried about Milly’s adolescence in a small town where everybody recognises her celebrity siblings and heads turn when they take their regular place in the crowd at non-league North Shields. “It can be hard for her at school when everyone’s talking about us; we try to make sure she doesn’t read too much social media. That’s the not so great side of it. We can’t thank her enough for the sacrifices she’s made for us.”Shola Ameobi, who played alongside his brother Sammy at St James’, offers informed advice and a challenge has been set by George and Ted Robledo, Chilean siblings who helped Newcastle to 1952 FA Cup final glory against Arsenal with George scoring the only goal.Reprising that feat is for the future though; right now the Longstaffs are content to hold their own in a changing room staffed with players from a dozen countries including Argentina, Brazil, Ghana and Paraguay. Liverpool fans fuming over Amazon’s 8pm Boxing Day fixture changelast_img read more

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13 days agoBurnley defender Kevin Long admits lack of action frustrating

first_imgBurnley defender Kevin Long admits lack of action frustratingby Paul Vegas13 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBurnley defender Kevin Long admits his lack of action this season is frustrating.The Republic of Ireland defender’s only appearance for the Clarets this season came in the EFL Cup exit at home to Sunderland in August. “It can be frustrating,” he told the Irish media.“If other lads for Burnley or Ireland are playing well, there’s not much I can do.“I spoke to Mick briefly about it in the past. He wants me playing games, first and foremost, but is aware of the position I’m in at Burnley.“He’s stuck by me and hopefully I can repay him for that.“If I get a chance on Saturday, I’ll be ready to take it with both hands. This match, and the trip to Switzerland on Tuesday, are huge games. They’re the type of you want to be involved in.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Timex and Todd Snyder Put a Modern Spin on the Classic Military Watch

first_img Editors’ Recommendations This Luxury Watch Prototype was Inspired by Cory Richard’s Latest Mount Everest Exploration The Best Men’s Watches Under $200 Prove Style Can Be Affordable Affordable Watch Hunting: 10 Best Timex Watches For Men The Best Men’s Watches Under $500, From Stylish to Smart The timepiece All-Star team in Timex x Todd Snyder are at it again with a stunning military watch that blends retro and modern into one.On February 9, Americana-inspired menswear designer Todd Snyder released his latest beauty with the collaborative Timex x Todd Snyder Military Watch. The collaboration channels inspiration from other rare, vintage Timex watches, and other military timepieces from the ’60s and ’70s.The two together have truly curated a watch that evokes a shared commitment to stellar design, high-utility and careful craftsmanship. This past summer, the brands created the Timex x Todd Snyder Mod, an eye-catching watch that meshed old school motifs with a focus on military timekeeping — these sold out incredibly fast, and we expect their new timepiece to attract the same popularity.The color scheme stands out right away, as the dial pays direct tribute to a military version of the ‘Viscount Automatic’ from the late ’70s and other rare pieces in the Timex archive. Although it’s rooted strongly in tradition, the timepiece is paired with a sleek silver-tone case and olive drab nylon strap for a pristine, modern silhouette.This approach to watch-making is nothing new to Snyder, but it’s always admirable to the consumer. His goal is to take the best of traditional American menswear and transform it into a unique and fresh product that has modern appeal. With the Timex x Todd Snyder Military Watch, he did just that.Powered by a reliable quartz movement, the watch features Timex’s patented Indiglo illumination. It’s available now for $138 at ToddSnyder’s official site and Todd Snyder’s flagship store on Madison Square North in New York. The Best Men’s Skeleton Watches — No Bones About It last_img read more

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Ultramax Newbuild Ready for Charter

first_imgzoom Drybulk operator Baltic Trading Limited  has taken delivery of the Baltic Hornet, a 64,000 dwt Ultramax newbuilding. The Baltic Hornet is the first of four Ultramax vessels to be delivered to the company under previously announced agreements with Yangfan Group Co., Ltd.The Baltic Hornet is expected to be delivered to its charterer, Swissmarine, on or about November 1, 2014 to commence a spot market-related time charter for 12 to 15 months.The company used available cash as well as funds from its USD 16.8 million credit facility, which the company and its subsidiary Baltic Hornet Limited entered into on October 8, 2014, to pay the remaining balance of approximately USD 19.5 million for the Baltic Hornet.Press Releaselast_img

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Heres What Happened Today Monday

first_img Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Monday 8 Apr 2019, 8:45 PM NEED TO CATCH up? TheJournal.ie brings you a round-up of today’s news. Get our daily news round up: Source: Iarnród Éireann/Twitter No Comments IRELAND A newborn baby gorilla at Dublin Zoo Source: Patrick BolgerThe FAI has said that “all requested members” are to appear as scheduled in front of the Oireachtas Committee on Transport, Tourism and Sport. EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier and his team travelled to Dublin today to hold talks with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. When gardaí asked murder accused Patrick Quirke why he had searched the internet for “body decomposition timeline” he told them his son had died and added: “That’s all I’m saying.”A Clare man who stabbed another man in the back during a row has been jailed for seven years.Six food businesses were ordered to partially or fully close after being found in breach of food safety legislation in March. Three collision blackspots in Dublin are to have cameras installed to catch motorists running red lights.Independent Senator Alice-Mary Higgins has announced that she will run as a candidate in the European Parliament elections.Tributes have been paid to Trócaire worker Sally O’Neill after she died in a road accident in Guatemala.INTERNATIONAL Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen talks outside her home earlier today Source: Kevin Wolf via PA Images#HOMELAND: US President Donald Trump has announced the departure of Homeland Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.#WESTLEMANIA: Limerick-born wrestler Becky Lynch has been crowned double WWE champion at Wrestlemania 35 in New Jersey.  Share6 Tweet Email Short URL https://jrnl.ie/4582493 By Hayley Halpin Apr 8th 2019, 8:45 PM 7,874 Views Had pedestrians, cyclists or motorists been on the other side of the road, people could have been killed at Amiens St this lunchtime. Know your load height for the safety of all. @RSAIreland pic.twitter.com/IDA648GMLm— Iarnród Éireann (@IrishRail) April 8, 2019 Here’s What Happened Today: Monday Here’s what made the headlines today. (Click here if you can’t see the tweet) PARTING SHOTIrish Rail has released CCTV footage of the moment a truck crashed into a bridge on Amiens Street in Dublin earlier today.You can watch the moment the incident happened here: last_img read more

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Several injured including toddler in I75 crash

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) — A South Florida girl who has powered through some major obstacles will face her toughest challenge as she gets ready to compete with some of the world’s best athletes, Saturday.Milla Bizzotto is not your average 9-year-old. Weighing in at 56 pounds and standing 4 feet 3 inches tall, this rising star in the world of obstacle racing lifts, swings and leaps with ease.The third-grader, who hits the gym for at least three hours a week, is preparing to run the Athlete Race in Miami. The invitation-only race includes a six-kilometer paddle board and a five-kilometer run, among other challenges.On hand to train Milla and lend moral support is Christian Bizzotto, who pulls double duty as Dad and coach. “This is her playground,” he told 7News as he supervised her daughter’s high-octane workout.Christian, the co-founder of the Focused Movement Academy gym in Miami, said Milla always liked hanging out there, but it wasn’t until she was bullied by some of her classmates that she became seriously involved in fitness.The gym became an after-school program for Milla, and she began training for obstacle course races. In November, she became the youngest competitor to complete the “BattleFrog Xtreme” 24-hour race designed by Navy SEALs. She ran 36 miles, swam an eight-kilometer course, and did 25 obstacles, for six laps.On Saturday’s race, Milla will face some fearsome competition, including a former NFL player, a tri-athlete and a rugby player. Inspired by Earth Day, the event will raise funds for charities that protect the environment. Now, as Milla’s more than 42,000 Instagram followers await their chance to see her on the run, the pint-size athlete said she is determined to reach her peers and make sure to deliver her message loud and clear: no to bullying and yes to physical fitness. “[I] tell them to run around play with their friends,” she said.Milla’s dad could not be more proud of her, on and off the field. “She is such a strong individual right now that she cannot be bullied,” he said. “That’s winning for me.”Milla has a busy schedule ahead. In August, she will fly to Hawaii to participate in the Spartan Trifecta.last_img read more

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Over 460000 online accounts breached in major ecommerce hack

first_img Top 6 Data Breaches Of 2018 IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:02/3:08Loaded: 0%0:02Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-3:06?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis 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. COPY LINKAD Loading … Closecenter_img Uniqlo, a Japanese casual wear designer, manufacturer and retailer, announced that more than 460,000 customers on its online shopping sites were accessed by hackers from April 23 to May 10. Uniqlo is owned by Fast Retailing, which also owns several other retail brands like J Brand, Comptoir des Cotonniers, and GU.On Monday parent company released its statement on the official website, and said, “It was confirmed on May 10 that an unauthorized login by a third party other than the customer occurred on the online store site operated by our company,” as per Google translate.According to an official statement, users’ personal information, purchase history and parts of credit card numbers may have been accessed. The Tokyo-based retailer is still in the investing phase and encouraging its online store customers to set unique passwords that are not easily be hacked. [Representational image]Creative CommonsAs the official statement came, shares of Fast Retailing traded down by about 0.6% during the afternoon trade in Tokyo on Tuesday.Security of customer data has become a major concern for websites, as hackers are continuously breaching website data. Recently, WhatsApp has faced a spyware attack and prior to this, credit ratings giant Equifax and hotel juggernaut Marriott International faced the same issue.Last year in October, Hong Kong carrier Cathay Pacific Airways said that the data of more than 9 million passengers were breached by the hackers, reported by Reuters. Passport numbers, Hong Kong identity card numbers and several other personal information were accessed by unauthorized persons. Uniqclo online accounts hackedReutersFast Retailing has been investing intemperately to build up its e-commerce operation. And such an incident could damage its brand value. As of now, the company is working to even up security flaws.Such access is done when the users use the same login ID and password at many platforms. So, make sure, your password should be strong, which should be a combination of special characters, numbers and has decent length. And also, never use the same password or ID combination at different platforms.last_img read more

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SC orders to produce Amanur before trial court

first_imgAmanur Rahman Khan RanaThe Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the authorities to produce ruling Bangladesh Awami League (AL) MP and murder accused Amanur Rahman Khan Rana before the trial court.The order came after the attorney general informed the court that Amanur is not produced before the trial court on the date of hearing and sought court’s instruction in this regard.A three-member Appellate Division bench led by chief justice Surendra Kumar Sinha passed the order and also adjourned Amanur’s bail hearing until 15 October.Amanur was granted bail by the High Court on 13 April.However, the bail was later on 8 May stayed by the Appellate Division for four months and also ordered that the trial had to be completed in six months.Amanur Rahman Khan Rana, an AL member of parliament for Tangail-3 constituency, was detained on 18 September for his alleged involvement in the much-talked-about murder of AL leader Farukh Ahmed.Amanur’s three brothers are also on the wanted list of police.On 18 January 2013, Awami League leader was shot dead in front of his residence in the district town. Later, Faruk’s wife Nahar Ahmed filed a case in this connection.Fourteen people, including four brothers of Tangail’s influential Khan family, were made accused in the murder.last_img read more

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Atascocita Student Arrested After Taking Saw Blade To School Having Hit List

first_img Share A Humble ISD student was arrested this week after he took an 8-inch saw blade to Atascocita Middle School. An investigation also found he had a hit list with the names of some students.Karl Koehler, the school’s principal, sent a letter to parents on Wednesday saying the Humble ISD Police Department conducted an investigation and gathered information for the Harris County District Attorney’s Office. According to the letter, the saw the student took to school is the type of tool used to cut tree branches.“All students are safe. Our school administration is having personal conversations with the parents of students whose names were listed,” the letter read.The district attorney’s office has filed a charge of possession of a prohibited weapon, a third degree felony.last_img read more

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The life and times of women who influenced Tagore

first_imgBased on the life of Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore and his extended family and friends, this semi-fictional book tries to capture several vignettes of Bengali society and its culture of that era. By doing so, it also gives us an insight into the larger canvas that was India.Jorasanko, a neighbourhood north of Kolkata, has been linked to Tagore’s name forever. The book tells, with great aplomb, the story of Digambari, Prince Dwarkanath’s wife, who banished her illustrious husband from her household because he went against the dharma of his Vaishnav ancestors by hosting receptions where meat and liquor were served. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThis uncompromising act of Rabindranath’s grandmother showed the existence of women of substance in a household that can be termed as Bengal’s first family. One is tempted to raise at least half a toast to this act of early rebellion, even though it was against the freewheeling lifestyle of a man who also hobnobbed extensively with Europeans. As painted by the author Aruna Chakravarti, the novel is largely set between the years 1859 and 1902 when a feudal mindset was slowly, reluctantly giving way to a liberal, westernised one. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveAt the hub of the transition was Jnanadanandini, the dynamo wife of Maharshi Debendranath’s second son Satyendranath Tagore. Jnanadanandini has been dignified with the title of the “first modern woman” of Bengal when modernism was still in its infancy. She was perhaps one of the strongest influences on Rabindranath, who would eventually go on to change the face of Bengali literature forever.Providing a deeper insight into Tagore’s life, the author shows how Rabindranath flourished under the influence of Jnanadanandini, though it was his other sister-in-law, Kadambari, who discovered his potential as a poet and helped him to free the muses trapped within. Chakravarti, an academic, creative writer and translator, took the milieu in which the poet-philosopher lived, anchoring her vivid imagination to what would have been, rather than what really was.The book explores Rabindranath Tagore’s engagement with the freedom movement and his vision for holistic education, bringing alive his latter-day inspirations, Ranu Adhikari and Victoria Ocampo, mapping the histories of Tagore’s women, even as it goes on to describe the twilight years of one of the greatest luminaries of modern times.Rabindranath’s wife Mrinalini was unfortunate in the way she has been viewed by his contemporaries and succeeding generations of his readers as an “unworthy spouse” of one of the greatest men of the land.But in the author’s eyes she was not an unworthy spouse if one takes into consideration the restrictions under which women of the time were placed. Which should mean that the women who rose above their calling in the household did it despite those extreme odds. The book also delves deeply into the disquiet in the poet’s heart, his sadness and melancholy. How unhappy he was when he found that his ailing daughter was not getting adequate care from her in-laws.Amidst the many unhappiness, the bard was also busy building his dream project at Santiniketan – Visva-Bharati – which would become one of the finest universities of the land. The book is a sequel to the author’s ‘Jorasanko’, published in 2013. Both are part-fictional accounts of life and times of Tagore and the many women who influenced him in the ancestral mansion.The background themes of this rich palette include the Bengal Renaissance, the socio-political scene of India, the British colonial rule and the proposal by Lord Curzon to divide the poet’s beloved land into two.The fiction merges so well with the colours of history that you cannot help but let your senses ride along, in a journey which is both rich and satisfying. Read the book in one sitting if you can – the age comes alive and grabs you for a lasting impact.last_img read more

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Judge finds three in Playa del Carmen shooting linked to crime

first_imgIn the armed attack 11 people were injured and one was killed. El Ministerio Público has been given three months to close their investigation. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window) Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — Three men arrested for their alleged involvement in a recent restaurant shooting have been found linked to the crime. The Office of the Attorney General of Quintana Roo says that a judge has ordered the preventive detention of all three as a precautionary measure, noting that Victor N, Emir N and David N will be held for their probable participation in the commission of the crime of qualified homicide and injuries to the detriment of the victims of Cervecería Chapultepec. center_img La Fiscalía General del Estado (FGE) reported that a judge has found sufficient evidence that all three were related to and/or involved in the shooting that occurred May 13 at Cervecería Chapultepec in the Ejidal zone of Playa del Carmen.last_img read more

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South Africa burn survivor gets cloned skin grafts

first_img Comments   Share   Associated PressJOHANNESBURG (AP) – A 3-year-old South African girl who suffered severe burns over 80 percent of her body after an accident at a family barbecue has successfully undergone a rare surgery in Africa that gave her a new layer of cloned skin, her surgeon said Tuesday.“Everything went quite smoothly,” said Dr. Ridwan Mia, a plastic and reconstructive surgeon who performed the surgery Monday in a Johannesburg hospital. “She is sedated at the moment but she did well overnight.” On Monday evening, a special courier arrived from Boston with a stainless steel container carrying about 30 to 40 grafts of Isabella’s new skin. Thin, delicate and almost transparent, the skin was taken to a Johannesburg hospital by ambulance from the airport. The skin needed to be grafted onto Isabella within 24 hours of leaving the laboratory.“It was like clockwork the way the skin arrived on time,” said Mia.As Isabella was wheeled out of the surgery, her father Erwin Kruger expressed his relief to reporters.“Everything looks great, it’s fantastic,” he said.Isabella’s mother, Anice Kruger, who has been by her daughter’s bedside since the accident, looked equally relieved.For the next seven days Isabella will be wrapped in foam and protective dressing. She faces two immediate challenges. The first is ensuring that she remains free of infection. The second challenge is to prevent the new skin from sliding off and not taking. Skin grafts are delicate and prone to tearing. Doctors will have to keep Isabella sedated to minimize the risk of tearing.Bronwen Jones, founder of the Children of Fire, a local charity dedicated to providing medical treatments for young burn survivors considers Isabella to be one of the luckier burn victims. Jones says their survival in South Africa often depends on their proximity to a hospital and whether the hospitals are properly equipped. While there are no reliable statistics, Jones estimates that around 15,000 children are seriously injured every year. In impoverished areas the use of candles, paraffin stoves and open fires are often the causes of fire, particularly during the winter months. Tembisa Hospital, in the Gauteng province of South Africa, currently has 12 children in their burns unit.In the case of Isabella, access to medical care at an early stage as well as her parent’s ability to raise money through social networking sites have all helped ease the burden.Mia will be able to tell whether the skin has successfully taken after two weeks but he is optimistic given Isabella’s determination.“She is a fighter,” says Mia._____Children of Fire: http://www.childrenoffire.org/ Isabella Kruger was injured on New Year’s Eve when a container of fire lighting fluid exploded. Mia said he did not hold much hope for her survival when he met her in January. Burn victims with injuries as severe as Isabella’s rarely survive, he said.“She had swelled to three times her size from her injuries,” Mia said of the toddler.Isabella was in the hospital for several months battling pneumonia and kidney failure, and suffered several cardiac arrests. Doctors eventually stabilized her so that Monday’s complex skin transplant surgery could be performed.Mia and his team used enough cloned skin during the surgery to cover a placemat and stapled it in pieces onto Isabella’s wounds. On her face, doctors used absorbent stitch material instead of staples. The new skin had been created by cloning two samples of skin taken from one of the few parts of Isabella’s body to escape injury thanks to a diaper she was wearing at the time of the accident.The samples were sent to Genzyme laboratory in Boston where the skin was cloned using mouse cells as a scaffold. The procedure has been used often in the U.S. and Europe but rarely in Africa, Mia said. More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements 5 people who need to visit the Ultrastar Multi-tainment Center New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family 5 things to look for when selecting an ophthalmologist (Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Sponsored Stories Top Stories Patients with chronic pain give advice Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debateslast_img read more

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Novotel and ibis Melbourne Central now taking bookings

first_imgIbisNovotel and ibis Melbourne Central now taking bookingsOne of Melbourne’s most anticipated hotel openings, the new-build Novotel and ibis Melbourne Central, is now live on www.accorhotels.com and is taking bookings for stays from 1 December 2018.Towering above its prime location on Little Lonsdale Street, AccorHotels leading midscale and economy hotel brands will come together in the one property to offer travellers to Melbourne’s culture capital easy access to major dining, shopping and sporting precincts.Featuring 483 guestrooms, the 35-floor tower is AccorHotels Australia’s first vertical new-build multi hotel development where two brands will share guest facilities. Ibis Melbourne Central will comprise the lower tier of the tower and make up 270 premium-economy guest rooms, whilst Novotel will open from level 20 with 213, light filled, contemporary 4.5-star guest rooms and suites.Food and beverage is inspired by the city’s rich ethnic history, with Pretty Boy Italian Steak House giving a tongue and cheek flair to home cooked Victorian produce, along withFloyd’s Italian inspired spritz and salumi bar. For dumpling lovers, Goldie Asian Canteen + Brews will steam the stomachs of guests and locals alike and will be open from dawn to dark.With Little Lonsdale Street emerging as a culinary centre point of Melbourne, the hotel’s dining venues at 399 Little Lonsdale Street will not only add to the foodie culture but embrace what the area once was.Complex General Manager, Michelle Bradshaw said, “We’re so excited to be opening a purpose-built dual branded, vertical hotel complex, taking the midscale and premium-economy hotel sector to the next level, providing a fresh, vibrant and accessible destination to all travellers. The hotels will offer the latest in-room technology, exciting food, delivered by the best culinary talent in Melbourne.”Novotel and ibis Melbourne Central is due to welcome its first guests in December 2018 and opening rates start from $186 per room per night. For more information and to book, head to www.accorhotels.comABOUT ACCORHOTELSAccorHotels is a world-leading travel & lifestyle group and digital innovator offering unique experiences in more than 4,500 hotels, resorts and residences across 100 different countries.With an unrivaled portfolio of internationally renowned hotel brands encompassing the entire range from luxury to economy, from upscale to lifestyle and midscale brands, AccorHotels has been providing savoir-faire and expertise for more than 50 years.In addition to its core hospitality business, AccorHotels has successfully expanded its range of services, becoming the world leader in luxury private residence rental with more than 10,000 stunning properties around the world. The Group is also active in the fields of concierge services, co-working, dining, events management and digital solutions.Relying on its global team of more than 250,000 dedicated staff, AccorHotels is committed to fulfilling its primary mission: to make every guest Feel Welcome.  Guests have access to one of the world’s most attractive hotel loyalty programs – Le Club AccorHotels.AccorHotels plays an active role in its local communities and is committed to promoting sustainable development and solidarity through PLANET 21 Acting Here, a comprehensive program that brings together employees, guests and partners to drive sustainable growth.From 2008, the AccorHotels Solidarity Endowment Fund has acted as a natural extension of the Group’s activities and values, helping to combat the social and financial exclusion experienced by the most disadvantaged members of society.Accor SA is publicly listed on the Euronext Paris Stock Exchange (ISIN code: FR0000120404) and on the OTC Market (Ticker: ACRFY) in the United States.For more information or to make a reservation, please visit accorhotels.group or accorhotels.com. Or join and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.Source = AccorHotelslast_img read more