3 Dec
2019

Rahul Gandhi meets NHAI officials over acquisition for widening NH-56

first_imgDemanding fair compensation to farmers and traders affected by the expansion works of a highway passing through Amethi, his Lok Sabha constituency, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday called upon officials of the National Highways Authority of India here.Mr. Gandhi reached the regional office of the NHAI, joining a delegation of farmers and traders, and submitted a memorandum in their support.The matter relates to the widening of NH-56 that passes through Kathaura gram sabha on the Lucknow-Sultanpur road in Amethi’s Jagdishpur area. The villagers allege that officials acquired farm land without paying adequate compensation and that their shops and houses were being demolished for the construction of a by-lane for parking vehicles on either side of the highway.Officials said that some shops needed to be demolished for the construction of a bus-lane.With senior leaders Raj Babbar and Jitin Prasada in tow, Mr. Gandhi discussed the issue with NHAI officials here in the presence of farmers and traders who had come from Amethi.Talking to media, Mr. Gandhi hit out at the BJP government accusing it of not following proper procedure in acquiring land. He asked the officials to re-evaluate the compensation to be given to the affected people.Rajeev Agarwal, NHAI regional director, said Mr. Gandhi requested the authority to shift the location of the bus lane so that the project was not hampered, while shops could also be saved from demolition.Mr. Agarwal said the authorities would look into the “technical feasibility” of Mr. Gandhi’s demands and respond within a few days.“We will see if it is technically feasible or not. Then we will inform him officially through our headquarters. We need to inspect the site with the consultants and examine various points first,” Mr. Agarwal told The Hindu.Mr. Gandhi raising voice for farmers and traders comes close on the heels of a dharna held in Ambedkar Nagar by Mr. Babbar, UP Congress president, under the party’s ‘Hakh Maango Abhiyaan.’Mr. Babbar staged an overnight dharna on Sunday protesting the local authorities’ alleged forceful demolition of houses of villagers, acquiring land without permission and not paying proper compensation to the affected.Mr. Babbar called off the dharna on Monday after officials agreed to fulfill his demands.last_img read more

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1 Dec
2019

Rajasthan HC seeks to dispense with ‘My Lord’

first_imgIn a first for any High Court, the Rajasthan High Court has asked lawyers to abandon the colonial practice of addressing its judges as ‘My Lord’ or ‘Your Lordship’, saying they are comfortable with simply being called ‘Sir’.The High Court took the decision to dispense with the archaic address for its judges on Sunday in a full court meeting of all its judges from its two benches in Jodhpur and Jaipur.Unanimous decisionTo honour the mandate of equality enshrined in the Constitution of India, the Full Court, in its meeting dated July 14, 2019, has unanimously resolved to request the counsel and those, who appear before the court, to desist from addressing Honourable judges as ‘My Lord’ or ‘Your Lordship’, said a notification issued on Monday by the Registrar General of the High Court.The notification requested lawyers and litigants to address judges simply as “Sir” or “Srimanji”.The resolution to abandon the practice of judges being addressed as ‘My Lord’ was passed in the first Full Court meeting chaired by new Chief Justice S. Ravindra Bhatt.  More than a decade ago, the Supreme Court too had ruled that addressing judges as ‘My Lord’ or ‘Your Lordship’ was not mandatory and that the judges could simply be addressed as ‘Sir’ as a mark of respect to them.Following a lively debate between the bench and the bar over 15 years ago as to whether lawyers should abandon the colonial form of address like ‘My Lord’, judges had opined that they were comfortable with being called ‘Sir’.As a culmination of this debate, the Bar Council of India had passed a resolution in April 2006, doing away with the practice of addressing judges as ‘My Lord’ or ‘Your Lordship’.The council had notified a new rule, calling upon lawyers to address judges in the Supreme Court and High Courts as ‘Your Honour’ or ‘Hon’ble Court’ or plainly as ‘Sir’.But it is for the first time that any High Court has taken a decision and passed a resolution, advising lawyers to abandon colonial practice of addressing higher courts’ judges as ‘My Lord’.In fact, the use of archaic and colonial terms and expression characterises the language of the lawsuits and petitions to court as well. For example, any petition filed in the apex court or High Courts opens with words like: “The applicant most humbly showeth that…”The Rajasthan High Court Advocates’ Association president Ranjeet Joshi has hailed the resolution.last_img read more

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28 Nov
2019

KOLKATA OPENERS KALLIS, BISLA BAT AGAINST HYDERABAD

first_imgKolkata openers Jacques Kallis and Manvinder Bisla are at the crease against Hyderabad during their Indian Premier League match at the Eden Gardens on Monday. Live ScoreEarlier, Kolkata skipper Gautam Gambhir won the toss and decided to bat.Kolkata have included Dutch allrounder Ryan ten Doeschate in the match.Both Kolkata and Hyderabad are playing their second match of the League. In their first match Kolkata lost to Chennai by 2 runs and Hyderabad lost to Rajasthan by 8 wickets.Teams:Kolkata Knight Riders: Jacques Kallis, Manvinder Bisla(w), Gautam Gambhir(c), Manoj Tiwary, Ryan ten Doeschate, Eoin Morgan, Yusuf Pathan, Iqbal Abdulla, Jaidev Unadkat, Rajat Bhatia, Lakshmipathy BalajiDeccan Chargers: Shikhar Dhawan, Ishank Jaggi, Kumar Sangakkara(w/c), Jean-Paul Duminy, Bharat Chipli, Daniel Christian, Dwaraka Ravi Teja, Dale Steyn, Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma, Pragyan Ojhalast_img read more

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19 Nov
2019

Redknapp fills mouth with maggots

first_imgFormer West Ham and Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp stuffed his face full of maggots on “I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!” on Saturday.Redknapp is the latest figure from the footballing world to feature on the show after Wayne Bridge and Neil Ruddock made appearances in recent years.Redknapp, who was once the favourite candidate to take over the England job, has been popular with audiences in the new season of show with his amusing stories – having told his fellow contestants of a particular encounter with Prince Harry at a hotel, whom he didn’t recognise and proceeded to address as “mate”. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Redknapp, who was most recently in charge of Birmingham City of the Championship, has already taken to the Australian jungle life and has already eaten emu meat in recent days.And now he has gone a step lower, filling his face with maggots and other live creatures alongside former TV personality Noel Edmonds.Redknapp said: “I struggle to eat the food, honestly, in the jungle, that we get in camp. I don’t think I’ve really ate anything (much) so this is going to be difficult for me.”I’ve got to do it. I’ve got the grandkids watching. I can’t let them down.”Redknapp also held witchetty grubs, beach worms and a giant burrowing cockroach in his mouth for a few minutes.The former Spurs boss took Tottenham to the Champions League quarter-finals in 2011, defeating both Inter and AC Milan en route to facing Real Madrid in the last eight whi beat them 5-1.Those performances seemingly had him in pole position to take the England job after the sudden sacking of Fabio Capello in 2012, before the FA trumped for Roy Hodgson. Redknapp was sacked by Tottenham at the end of that season.last_img read more

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17 Nov
2019

5th ODI: Jos Buttler century helps England whitewash Australia

first_imgJos Buttler hit an unbeaten 110 as England completed its first-ever 5-0 cricket sweep of Australia in any format with a one-wicket win in the fifth ODI on Sunday.England reached 208/9 in 48.3 overs at Old Trafford in reply to Australia’s 205 all out.At 114-8, England looked finished before Buttler and Adil Rashid shared a ninth-wicket partnership of 81.(SCORECARD)Rashid was then out for 20, leaving Australia needing just one wicket and England 11 runs to win. Jake Ball came in as No. 11 and defended successfully as Buttler hit the winning runs in the series finale.England had bowled Australia out in just 34.4 overs, but collapsed to 50-5 against the pace and bounce of Billy Stanlake (3-35) before the scheduled lunch break. After his partnership with Adil Rashid, Buttler scrambled the last runs alongside Ball to carry England to victory with nine balls to spare.Australia’s innings was flawed after it won the toss in glorious conditions on a quick pitch.Moeen Ali (4-46) and then Sam Curran (2-44) – both with two wickets in three balls – took turns to stop the tourists in their tracks.Travis Head (56) hit his third successive half-century, but got out soon afterward for the third time too, and D’Arcy Short was left unbeaten three runs short of his maiden ODI 50.Australia faltered from 60-0 in little more than six overs to 100-5 – and the tourists crumbled a second time after Short shared a stand of 59 with Alex Carey.last_img read more

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16 Nov
2019

India vs Australia Live Streaming: When, where and how to watch IND v AUS 1st ODI

first_imgIndia capped their memorable tour of Australia, where they registered their first ever Test series victory Down Under, by claiming the three-match ODI series 2-1 in January.Chief selector MSK Prasad told reporters last month that most of the players in the current India side pick themselves and it was a matter of finalising a couple of slots before the World Cup in England and Wales.The five-match series against Australia is naturally important for a handful of Indian players who want to nail down their places with solid performances against the tourists who have slipped to sixth in world rankings.What time does the 1st ODI between India vs Australia start?The 1st ODI between India and Australia starts at 01.30 PM IST on March 2, Saturday at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad.What TV channel and live stream is the 1st ODI between India and Australia Live Streaming on?Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD in English commentary and Star Sports 3 and Star Sports 3 HD in Hindi Commentary. Hotstar, JioTV and Airtel TV will live stream India vs Australia match.Where will the 1st ODI between India and Australia be played?The 1st ODI between India and Australia will be played at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad from 01.30 PM IST.Where can I watch India vs Australia 1st ODI live?The match will be shown in Star Sports network and can also be streamed on hotstar.com.Where can I check the online live updates of the India vs Australia 1st ODI?advertisementYou can follow our ball-by-ball-updates of the match between India vs Australia from our live blog on indiatoday.in/sports.What are the squads for the 1st ODI between India and Australia?India: Virat Kohli (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Ambati Rayudu, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Vijay Shankar, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Rishabh Pant, Siddarth Kaul, KL Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja.Australia: Aaron Finch (captain), D’Arcy Short, Shaun Marsh, Marcus Stoinis, Usman Khawaja, Alex Carey, Peter Handscomb, Ashton Turner, Adam Zampa, Jason Behrendorff, Jhye Richardson, Pat Cummins, Andrew Tye, Nathan Coulter-NileAlso Watch:last_img read more

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16 Nov
2019

Mumbai girl, 23, becomes first woman to fly solo across Atlantic: Men do it. Why can’t women?

first_imgAn Indian woman just set a world record by becoming the first woman to cross the Atlantic Ocean flying solo in an ultra-light aircraft.Aarohi Pandit recently flew across the Atlantic Ocean and arrived at Iqaluit Airport in Nunavut, Northern Canada, becoming the first woman to do so.The 23-year-old, who hails from Mumbai, flew solo around the world in a solo year-long expedition and her mission is to empower women and to encourage them to set records just like her.According to her, flying in her aircraft was just like “riding on a white bird with long wings.”Aarohi, who has been flying since the age of 17, started her journey across Atlantic in Scotland, and took off from Nuuk, Greenland last week on Monday.She told an international website, “I just want girls, not just in India but around the world, to know that if you can dream it, you can do it. I have seen men doing it. I got the thought that if men can do it, why can’t a woman?”Reportedly, after flying more than 3,000 kilometres across the ocean in extreme weather conditions and harsh winds, Aarohi was glad to make it back it on land.According to her even though there were many limitation to her journey, as her aircraft is very small and light, it was a fun ride.She said, “It was beautiful. Blue water everywhere, open skies. It was one of the most beautiful experiences I’ll never forget.”Aarohi managed to make her journey possible in an aircraft named Mahi, which is a Sinus 912, light-sport aircraft, with a single engine, which weighs just over 400 kilograms, reports said.advertisementAarohi started her journey in India, then stopped in Pakistan, Iran, Turkey, across Europe to Scotland, Iceland, Greenland and finally landed in Canada.Now, she plans to fly to Alaska, then Russia, and eventually back home.ALSO SEE | Amul celebrates Deepika Padukone and Aishwarya Rai at Cannes 2019. Leaves out Desi Girl PriyankaALSO SEE | TikTok star Mohit Mor shot dead in Delhi. His viral videos will always make his fans smileALSO WATCH | TikTok star Mohit Mor shot dead in Delhi. His best viral videoslast_img read more

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22 Oct
2019

Yuille v Nova Scotia Health Authority Board of Inquiry

first_imgAn independent Nova Scotia human rights board of inquiry in the case of Melanie Yuille vs. Nova Scotia Health Authority is scheduled to begin Tuesday, Jan. 10, in Halifax. Ms. Yuille alleges that she was discriminated against by the Nova Scotia Health Authority when the organization revoked its decision to offer her employment because of her disability. The authority does not agree that it has discriminated against Ms. Yuille. The board of inquiry will begin at 9:30 a.m. at the commission board of inquiry hearing room, 5657 Spring Garden Rd., Park Lane Terrace, Suite 305. The board chair is Eric Slone, who is independent of the commission. The commission is not representing either party. It represents the public interest. -30-last_img

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12 Oct
2019

VVIP Chopper deal case Court dismisses alleged defence agents bail plea

first_imgNew Delhi: A Delhi court Saturday dismissed the bail plea of Sushen Mohan Gupta, an alleged defence agent arrested in the Rs 3,600 crore VVIP chopper case. Special Judge Arvind Kumar refused to grant the relief to Gupta whose judicial custody expires on Saturday and an order is yet to be passed on it. He was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). The probe agency had said Gupta’s role in the case came to light on the basis of disclosures made by Rajiv Saxena, who has turned approver in the case after he was deported from the UAE and arrested by the agency here.last_img

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7 Oct
2019

Research conference focuses on the path to the marketplace

New discoveries, whether it’s the development of new drugs or the design of new techniques and inventions, follow a circuitous route before we can find them on the shelves of our pharmacies or in our day-to-day workplaces.The long road to take research from the laboratory to the marketplace will be explored March 3 at Research Café II, Curing What Ails Us – from Discovery to Market. Researchers from the Faculties of Applied Health Sciences, Business, and Mathematics and Science will lead the café journey – from the cutting-edge world of science to testing and trials, and from acquiring funding and capital to marketing and promotion.This is the second of two research cafés presented by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Brock Research and the Graduate Students’ Association as part of the 2009-10 Mapping the New Knowledges conference.The free event takes place in Pond Inlet, starting with a reception and light refreshments at 4:30 p.m. The presentations will take place between 5 and 6:30 p.m., to be followed by group discussion.Marilyn Rose, Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies, says this is a unique opportunity to follow the motion of new discoveries as they make their way to important commercial applications.“We always talk about research that makes a difference to the health and well-being of communities around the world – how does that happen? It’s an interesting conversation to have given the recent H1N1 situation,” she says. “This café will highlight the multiple perspectives and stages of research to market. It’s a journey that involves the commitment and dedication of research partnerships connecting faculty, graduate students, industry and business.”The café will be moderated by Ian Brindle, Vice-President Research. It will feature the following lead researchers: Martin Tammemagi, associate professor, Faculty of Applied Health Sciences Dirk De Clercq, associate professor, and Narongsak (Tek) Thongpapanl, assistant professor, Faculty of Business Jeff Stuart, associate professor, Faculty of Mathematics and Science Yousef Haj-Ahmad, professor, Faculty of Mathematics and Science, and founder of Norgen Biotek Corp., a biotechnology company based in St. CatharinesSeveral graduate students will take part in the presentations, including Ellen Robb, a PhD student who works with Stuart. Robb is pursuing studies into the cellular mechanisms underlying the positive health effects of resveratrol, an active ingredient in red wine. Last year, she received a prestigious Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship to support her work.“There is a strong health objective to Ellen’s work and it’s very relevant to the wine industry,” says Stuart. “Her research is a good example of the role of graduate students in driving discovery and innovation.”For information on the research café or to register, send an email to mapping@brocku.caThe 2009-10 Mapping the New Knowledges conference will wrap up on April 22 with a full-day program featuring oral and poster presentations from Brock graduate students. The deadline for master’s and doctoral students to submit oral and poster proposals is March 8.For more information on the student conference day, which includes GSA workshops, visit the call for proposals page.The first café in November, “Research for a Changing World,” offered a diverse menu of research topics that address the challenges of today’s world and the impact on daily life – from how we play and learn to how we sleep and function. read more

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6 Oct
2019

Chief of UN mission in Liberia leaves post this week

Mr. Klein, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and chief of the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), was appointed to the post in July 2003. The UNMIL deputy for humanitarian affairs Abou Moussa will take over while discussions on a replacement for Mr. Klein, a former US general, took place, spokesman Stephane Dujarric said in New York.

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2 Oct
2019

Security Council renews mandate of UN peacekeeping force in Abyei for six

Unanimously adopting a resolution, the 15-member body also extended, for the same duration, the tasks of the UN Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) set out in the resolution that authorized the deployment of UNISFA in 2011. Further, the Council extended until 15 April 2018 UNISFA’s support for the Joint Border Verification and Monitoring Mechanism, which was established by the two countries as part of the negotiations on South Sudan’s secession from Sudan in July 2011. In doing so, however, the Council decided that this renewal of UNISFA’s support for the Mechanism will be “the final such extension” unless Sudan and South Sudan ensure the free, unhindered and expeditious movement to and from Abyei and throughout the Safe Demilitarized Border Zone of all personnel, as well as equipment, provisions, supplies and other goods, including vehicles, aircraft, and spare parts, which are for the exclusive and official use of UNISFA. The Council further decided to maintain the authorized troop ceiling of 4,791 until 15 April 2018, but the ceiling will decrease to 4,235 unless the Council decides to extend UNISFA’s support for the Mechanism. read more

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28 Sep
2019

Buckeyes part ways with head coach John Markell

Ohio State will not renew the contract of John Markell, the coach of the men’s hockey team. Athletic Director, Gene Smith, made the announcement Tuesday that the university will part ways with Markell after 15 seasons.The decision was announced to the team Tuesday morning, to the surprise of some of the players.“We weren’t exactly sure what was going on. You throw that idea around but we were a little bit surprised,” Sergio Somma said. “We’ve got to turn over a new leaf and start fresh with a new coach next year.”The search is to begin immediately for OSU’s next coach. Chris Schneider, associate athletics director for sports administration, said the search for the next coach will be nationwide.“We’ll post the position by the end of the week,” Schneider said. “We’ll leave it open through the end of the Frozen Four. At that point, we will evaluate the pool of candidates that we have and begin the interview committee process. We hope to have somebody in place by early May.”Schneider added that the decision to not renew Markell’s contract came from a lack of consistent success throughout his tenure at Ohio State.“What we’re looking for in our men’s ice hockey program is a coach that is consistently successful, consistently competing for collegiate championships and ultimately performing in the NCAA tournament,” Schneider said. “Coach Markell has done very good things with our student-athletes. And he’s done some good things with our program in the past. [The decision] goes back to being consistently successful.”Somma indicated that Schneider’s expectations for the program are not unrealistic.“The facilities and the opportunities here at this school are bar none, and there’s no reason we shouldn’t compete every year. I still think we have the personnel and the talent to have a great team next year.”Markell finishes his career with a record of 280-267-56 and led the program to its first Frozen Four appearance in 1998.“I appreciate the opportunity I had to coach at Ohio State,” Markell said. “I’m proud of the young men I had a chance to coach and watch grow up both as hockey players and in life. I’m proud of the accomplishments we had as a team over the years. I wish nothing but the best for the Buckeye hockey program and the people around it.” read more

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25 Sep
2019

Romanian murderer tried to stab woman to death in street weeks after

first_imgI saw my wife on the floor covered in blood… I managed to punch him in the face between the eyesNicursor Gheorghe Describing how he managed to stop Mihai from killing the woman, Mr Gheorghe said: “I saw my wife on the floor covered in blood. I went after him and managed to punch him in the face between the eyes.”The case was adjourned and Mihai was remanded into custody until sentencing on March 12.Judge Amjad Nawaz told him he faced up to 20 years in prison and would be deported on his release.He said “You are somebody with a predisposition to act in a violent way and a lengthy sentence awaits you.” Friend Gama Bobi told the court: “He told me he was going to kill someone and go to jail for ten years. I thought he was joking because he had drunk too much.”The court heard Mihai then staggered across the road to where his half-brother and Mrs Mihai were waiting for a bus. A Romanian murderer tried to stab a woman to death in the middle of a busy street just weeks after being allowed into the UK following a seven-year prison sentence, a court heard.Gheorghe Mihai, 38, told a friend he wanted to kill again moments before knifing his sister-in-law in the face when he turned into a “man possessed”, a court heard.He repeatedly stabbed Roxana Mihai, 23, after she interrupted a conversation he was having with her husband Nicursor Gheorghe, who was also his half-brother.Mihai chased the woman down a street in Wolverhampton, before catching up to her when she tripped over on the pavement. Mihai then repeatedly stabbed her five times in the face, back and arm.She was only saved when her husband managed to wrestle Mihai off her and punch him in the face. Mihai, of Wolverhampton, then ran to a garage, where he was arrested by police on August 7 last year. Wolverhampton Crown Courtcenter_img Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. The case was heard at Wolverhampton Crown CourtCredit:Google Street View A jury at Wolverhampton Crown Court took two hours to find Mihai guilty of attempted murder and possession of an offensive weapon.The court heard Mihai was jailed for seven years after murdering a man in his native Romania in 2006.He moved to the UK early last year and, on the day he attacked Mrs Gheorghe, he had been drinking and boasting to friends about how he was going to kill again.last_img read more

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22 Sep
2019

Cocaine cannabis crystal meth and a gun seized in Longford

first_imgA MAN IN his late 20s is due to appear in Athlone District Court this morning at 10.30am, charged in relation to the discovery of a firearm and drugs at a house in Edgeworthstown, County Longford.Gardaí carried out a planned search of the house yesterday afternoon  at about 4pm.SeizureDuring the course of the search they discovered a 9mm pistol and a small quantity of drugs, believed to be cocaine, cannabis and crystal meth.A 28-year-old man was arrested at the scene and detained at Longford Garda Station under Section 30 of the Offences Against The State Act, 1939.Read: Three arrests as €650k of heroin and ‘various drug paraphernalia’ seized>Read: Cannabis worth €490,000 seized as gardaí target drugs gang>last_img

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22 Sep
2019

How important is alcohol to Irish agriculture

first_img2 pm: Minister Frances Fizgerald will be answering questions related to the Department of Justice. Her predecessor probably won’t be making any speeches this week. 3.36 pm: The Taoiseach will answer questions related to his department.4.36 pm: The Order of Business will be read.5.06 pm: Four Topical Issues will be discussed where everything and anything could come up.Following this, three Bills we be debated:The Health Service Executive (Financial Matters) Bill 2013 is a technical piece of legislation that will see the HSE funded through the Office of the Minister for Health, as opposed to separately, which is currently the case. Focus will then turn to the government’s much-discussed Housing Bill that seeks to introduce a scheme where tenants can purchase local authority housing and revise how authorities can recover possession of a house if the occupants have seriously breached the tenancy agreement.The third Bill looks to provide for the development and promotion of forestry in line with the principles of sustainable forest management.7.30 pm: Fianna Fáil will propose a motion that examines the beef sector in Ireland and makes a number of proposals including ensuring that “there are no barriers to the transport of live cattle to Britain directly from this State”.9 pm: The Dáil will adjourn for the day.Everything happening in the Seanad 2.30 pm: The Order of Business will be read.3.45 pm: Health Minister James Reilly will come before the Seanad to discuss his plans to introduce plain packaging for cigarettes.Afterwards, Matters on the Adjournment will complete the day. WHAT’S GOING ON in Leinster House?Every day the Dáil and Seanad are sitting, TheJournal.ie brings you the most comprehensive guide to what our lawmakers are getting up to in the Houses of the Oireachtas.So, here is what we can expect to be happening in the Dáil, Seanad and Committee rooms today…3 things we’ll be keeping an eye on European Affairs Committee Jobs Committee 2.15 pm, Room 4: Yvonne McKenna, CEO of Volunteer Ireland, will discuss community development and volunteering with the committee. Everything else that’s happening in the CommitteesEnvironment and Local Government Committee 11 am, Room 4: Housing Minister Jan O’Sullivan will attend the committee’s meeting to discuss a Bill that looks to dissolve the Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland (RPII) and transfer all of its functions, staff and assets to the Environmental Protection Agency. 5.15 pm, Committee Room 2: Caroline Sloan, whose 14-year-old daughter Emma died on O’Connell Street last December after suffering an allergic reaction will make a submission to the Health Committee on the provision of EpiPens in public places. Dr Michael Byrne from the Irish Medicines Board will also attend.Everything else happening in the Dáil 1.30 pm, Room 2: The committee will debate a number of issues, including the reduction or elimination of customs duties on goods originating in Ukraine; trade within the EU; and measures to create jobs in town and village centres. 2 pm, Room 1: Professor Gail McElroy from the Department of Political Science at Trinity College and Suzanne Lynch, European Correspondent with the Irish Times, will address the committee on the outcome of last month’s European elections. Environment and Culture Committee At 3.30pm, the Irish Immigrant Support Centre will make a submission on the Employment Permits (Amendment) Bill 2014. 2 pm, Committee Room 3: The Drinks Industry Group of Ireland will come before the Agriculture Committee to discuss the importance of alcohol to the agricultural sector. Representatives from the Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association and Macra na Feirme will then make submissions on agri-taxation.3.15 pm, Dáil: Fresh from his chat with Gay Byrne, Enda Kenny will have what’s likely to be a less pleasant conversation with the Opposition during Leaders’ Questions. Here’s how to watch what’s going on in Leinster House today:Dáil ÉireannSeanad ÉireannCommittee Room 1Committee Room 2Committee Room 3Committee Room 4To access streams on iOS, click herelast_img read more

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21 Sep
2019

A pilot in China has been suspended after telling delayed passengers to

first_img Dec 3rd 2016, 9:30 AM 5 Comments By AFP Saturday 3 Dec 2016, 9:30 AM A CHINESE PILOT has been suspended, his airline said, after social media footage showed he told passengers to deplane and protest against a flight delay, the latest outburst over the country’s notorious air transport services.The flight, operated by Lucky Air, was scheduled to leave the tourist destination of Xishuangbanna for the southern city of Kunming at 12 midnight on Monday.Thirty minutes after the scheduled departure, the captain told passengers that a plane operated by a larger carrier had jumped the queue and caused the delay, according to a passenger who posted a video on China’s Twitter-like Weibo.The passenger on the video quoted the pilot as saying:I am very angry. Please get off the plane. We won’t depart for now. Let’s put some pressure on the airport, go and vent for me.Passengers got off and started yelling on the tarmac:Explain the queue-jumping! A plane scheduled behind us took off first!People began taking selfies and kicking around shuttlecocks, the passenger said. Buddhist temple in Xishuangbanna in Yunnan province, China. Source: ShutterstockFlight delay leaderChina leads the world in flight delays, with the average flight delayed 21 minutes last year, according to the country’s Civil Aviation Administration.Much of the country’s airspace is under military control, restricting availability for civilian flights.In recent years airports have often seen tense confrontations between stranded passengers and airline representatives.Some time later the Lucky Air pilot asked the passengers to return to the plane for take-off. “I hope you can cooperate and do me a favour,” he said over the intercom.Thank you very much. I am so sorry for holding you up until this late.But some passengers refused to do as they were requested.The plane finally departed around 3am.Lucky Air said in a statement that the pilot had been suspended, adding the delay was caused by a “misunderstanding during communication between the crew and the airport”.“The captain’s misconduct wrongfully led some of the passengers onto the tarmac and caused the delay of the flight,” the statement said.- © AFP, 2016Read: ‘Terrific guy, fantastic country’ – Trump’s phone call to Pakistan leaderRead: 65-year-old Australian surfer escapes serious injury after shark attack Share2 Tweet Email1 11,513 Views http://jrnl.ie/3113145 Short URL Image: Shutterstock/Paul Vinten A pilot in China has been suspended after telling delayed passengers to mount a protest “Let’s put some pressure on the airport, go and vent for me,” he was quoted as saying, after another airline jumped the queue. Image: Shutterstock/Paul Vinten Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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21 Sep
2019

US woman charged with murder of newborn son 38 years ago

first_img Image: Minnehaha County Jail via KELO via AP Image: Minnehaha County Jail via KELO via AP Mar 9th 2019, 1:36 PM US woman charged with murder of newborn son 38 years ago Theresa Rose Bentaas was 19-years-old at the time. Share17 Tweet Email A US WOMAN has been charged with the death of a newborn baby who was found abandoned in a ditch 38 years ago, with police saying they used DNA and genealogy sites to determine she was the baby’s mother.South Dakota resident Theresa Rose Bentaas was arrested and charged with murder and manslaughter in the 1981 death of the infant, known as Baby Andrew.The 57-year-old told authorities last month that she’d hidden her pregnancy from her friends and family and gave birth while alone in her apartment, according to a court affidavit.Bentaas allegedly said she then drove the baby to the area where he was later discovered, a cornfield ditch in an area called Sioux Falls.She said she was “young and stupid” and felt sad and scared as she drove away, according to the document.The baby died of exposure.Bentaas, who was 19 when the baby died, later married the infant’s father and has two living adult children with him, the Argus Leader reported.Retired Detective Mike Webb said authorities used DNA from the baby exhumed 10 years ago and DNA obtained from Bentaas through a search warrant. Webb said the father won’t be charged because he wasn’t involved.“I couldn’t be more pleased with the results today and the arrest and the closure that we find, as well as the hard work and dedication for the pursuit of justice for Andrew,” Chief Matt Burns said.In South Dakota, authorities submitted a DNA sample from Baby Andrew to a specialised lab, which found two possible matches using the public genealogical database GEDmatch.Police constructed a family tree and performed a “trash pull” to collect beer and water containers and cigarette butts at Bentaas’ home.Results from a cheek swab sample show there’s “extremely strong evidence” to support a biological relationship between Bentaas and the child, according to the affidavit.With reporting from the Associated PressComments are closing for legal reasons https://jrnl.ie/4532260 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Short URL By Sean Murray Saturday 9 Mar 2019, 1:36 PM No Comments 28,469 Views last_img read more

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20 Sep
2019

Les épidémies de grippe favorisées par La Nina

first_imgLes épidémies de grippe favorisées par La Nina ?Le phénomène climatique La Nina favoriserait l’apparition de nouveaux virus de la grippe. En changeant le trajet des oiseaux migrateurs, ce phénomène les mettrait en contact avec des virus qui se répandent ensuite à travers le monde.Lors des épisodes du phénomène La Nina, les épidémies de grippe seraient favorisées partout dans le monde. C’est ce qu’affirment des chercheurs américains dans une étude publiée par les Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). Ce phénomène, qui refroidit les eaux de surface du Pacifique et engendre d’importants dérèglements climatiques, modifie en effet les trajets de migration des oiseaux. Ceux-ci entreraient alors en contact avec de nouveaux virus contre lesquels ils ne sont pas immunisés, et qu’ils répanderaient à travers le monde, estiment les chercheurs. À lire aussiSperme, lumière bleue et cosmonaute les 8 actus sciences que vous devez connaître ce 19 mai”Nous pensons que La Nina amène des oiseaux, qui habituellement ne se croisent pas, à se rencontrer. Cela permet la naissance de virus réassortis”, à savoir un mélange de deux virus de grippe, expliquent-ils. Les scientifiques américains qui ont mené cette étude ont constaté que quatre pandémies ont eu lieu après des épisodes La Nina au cours de ces dernières décennies : la grippe espagnole qui a commencé en 1918, la grippe asiatique de 1957, la grippe de Hong Kong de 1958 et la grippe porcine de 2009. Toutefois, les chercheurs demeurent prudents car tous les épisodes du phénomène n’ont pas été suivis d’épidémies. S’ils pensent que La Nina favorise les épidémies, d’autres facteurs entrent en jeu dans leur apparition.”Il est certain que l’alternance La Nina-El Nino affecte le climat, les précipitations et l’humidité dans le monde”, affirme Jeffrey Shaman, professeur à l’université de Columbia à New York. “Mais les effets sont très variés selon les régions, il n’y a pas de conséquence unique”, souligne-t-il.Le 18 janvier 2012 à 18:46 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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17 Sep
2019

Complaints Commission takes legal effect August 1

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 15 Jul 2015 – The final institution for protecting good governance will be established officially come August 1, 2015… the Governor has moved to see the Complaints Commissioner in full legal operation in a matter of weeks. Cynthia Astwood had been introduced since last September as the head of this constitutional body.“We are an independent body; as an independent body our decisions are final.”Along with six others, which includes the Integrity Commission, Director of Public Prosecutions, Human Rights Commission and the Supervisor of Elections, the Complaints Commission is a tenant of good governance with the mandate to investigate any action taken by a public body, including: grievances and conflicts in the workplace; performance issues, discrimination; harassment; corruption; maladministration, such as delays, bias, negligence, abuse of power, failing to give reason for a decision, not following through on a commitment and has the powers of a magistrate. When questioned on the necessity of this office, Astwood who had to meet certain qualifications including not being a former member of the House of Assembly explained.“That is there to protect good governance, and to ensure that Public Servants and other persons have other avenues to go to in case they have a concern or they feel they have not been fairly dealt with or an area needs more investigation to be carried out.”In that March interview, Mrs. Astwood added the commission is not set up to fire people from their jobs or functions in government but it is empowered to enter or inspect any Government office; the focus would be more in line with bringing resolution to complaints. While there is a full office set up in Grand Turk, Astwood said a significant goal for her is to establish a Providenciales place where a deputy Complaints Commissioner would take cases from Provo, North and Middle Caicos. There are some limitations for the Commission as explained in a news release from the Governor’s Office: “The Commission cannot investigate complaints about the Governor, Cabinet, House of Assembly, Justices, Magistrates, the Police or Chief Auditors, because separate complaints arrangements are in place.” MPs say they know nothing about pay raise Governor lauds Bien-Aime & Integrity Commission at anti-corruption meeting TCI’s Community College’s Dismercy Lugo wins Integrity Commission’s College Speak Off Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:complaints commission, cynthia astwood, Director of Public Prosecutions, Human Rights Commission and the Supervisor of Elections, integrity commissionlast_img read more

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