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Outgoing Tripura CM Manik Sarkar moves in to party office

first_imgOutgoing Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar left his official bungalow on Marx-Engels Sarani and moved in to the CPI(M)’s State headquarters here on Wednesday.Mr. Sarkar quietly checked into a room in Dasarath Deb Smriti Bhavan, the party headquarters, in the Melarmath area late in the afternoon. But party leaders let this be known only after 9pm.The Bhavan is about 500 metres from the Chief Minister’s bungalow.Mr. Sarkar, officiating until Biplab Kumar Deb is sworn in as the Chief Minister of the first BJP-led government on Friday, is entitled to a government accommodation, personal staff, multi-purpose worker and a house guard besides Y-category security. But he is unlikely to avail himself of such facilities and will continue to live in the party office’s one-room guest house, a party member said.“He moved in with his personal belongings and a few books. Only a TV set was added to the room for him to be updated with events across the world,” said a party leader wh did not want to be quoted.Mr. Sarkar, regarded as India’s poorest Chief Minister, does not own a home. The CPI(M) has said he donated his ancestral property in Udaipur, 65 km south of Agartala, to the party.Mr. Sarkar was born in Udaipur, as was his BJP successor, Mr. Deb.last_img read more

French Open: Tomas Berdych knocked out, tearful Nicolas Almagro retires

first_imgKaren Khachanov advanced to the third round of a Grand Slam tournament for the first time by defeating 13th-seeded Tomas Berdych 7-5, 6-4, 6-4 at the French Open.The 21-year-old Russian posted his first win over a top-10 player when he beat David Goffin in Barcelona.Khachanov, who had 12 aces against Berdych, will take on another big server, No. 21 John Isner, for a spot in the fourth round.Juan Martin del Potro moved into the third round when his opponent, Nicolas Almagro, stopped early in the third set because of an injured left knee, dropping to the court and bawling.The 29th-seeded del Potro, the 2009 U.S. Open champion, was having his own physical problems, slowed by a bothersome upper right leg. He won the first set 6-3, then Almagro took the second by the same score, and it was 1-all in the third when the match ended.Almagro’s left knee was taped by a trainer. Then he stopped playing and rested both hands on his knees and shook his head. Then he held his hands on his head and began crying, before falling onto his back. Del Potro climbed over the net and walked over to check on Almagro, rubbing his belly.Marin Cilic advanced to the third round by beating Konstantin Kravchuk 6-3, 6-2, 6-2.The big-serving Croatian, who had 11 aces, broke Kravchuck’s serve at love to end the Russian’s Roland Garros debut.The seventh-seeded Cilic will next face either David Ferrer or Feliciano Lopez.last_img read more

Benevento blame witches for poor form

first_imgWTF Benevento president: Witches are behind our poor form Goal Last updated 2 years ago 01:12 11/10/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Higuain Juventus Benevento Serie A WTF Serie A Juventus v Benevento Benevento Juventus The desperate chief turned to folklore in a bid to explain why his club have lost 12 out of 12 games this season and lie bottom of Serie A Forget injury troubles, suspensions or dodgy referees: Benevento president Oreste Vigorito has pinned the blame on witches for his team’s poor start to the season. The Serie A club lie rock-bottom of the Italian top flight, having lost an incredible 12 out of 12 fixtures so far and managing just five goals against a whopping 31 conceded. Benevento 3/4 double chance v Sassuolo Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player But when asked to explain Benevento’s woes, Vigorito skipped the usual cliches and went straight for the occult. “There’s so much praise from everywhere, but always without points,” Vigorito said to Gazzetta dello Sport.“The blame lies with the malignant influences which have always been associated with this city… witches. Yes, it’s true. I’m superstitious.”Vigorito lamented his team’s close call in their last outing against Juventus, a 2-1 loss after Benevento had taken a shock early lead. “Seeing Juventus closing down the game and defending is like a moral victory, I hope we can get a real one against Sassuolo.“One thing is certain though, we’ll stay in Serie A because we won’t give up.”The ‘witches of Benevento’ have been associated with the Campania city for almost 1000 years, to the extent that the club carries a picture of a witch flying on a broomstick on their badge. We can only hope now that malignant spirits take at least one weekend off, to allow Benevento to finally get off the mark in Serie A!last_img read more

Fire Drink with Me: Damn Fine Cocktails to Celebrate the New Season of Twin Peaks

first_imgPhoto: Suzanne Tenner/SHOWTIMEIf you’re reading this, then you are as excited as we are for the return of Twin Peaks. Maybe you were in college when Agent Dale Cooper first drove into that tiny little Pacific Northwest town (population: 51,201) to investigate the death of Laura Palmer. Maybe you were only a kid and discovered the show later on. Whatever way you found out about David Lynch’s surreal TV series, it doesn’t matter. What matters is it’s back.  And because it’s back, we wanted to mix up some damn fine cocktails to celebrate.With a show as weird as Twin Peaks was and is sure to be again, we asked spirits professionals from across the country to create wonderful and strange cocktails that would complement that weirdness. What they came up with, we think, is just as good (if not better) than any slice of pie the Double R ever served.Forest From the Trees(Created by Max Messier, Cocktail & Sons)1.5 oz St. George Terroir Gin.25 oz Yellow Chartreuse.75 oz Cocktail & Sons Mint & Lemon Verbena.75 oz lemon juiceCava or ProseccoMethod: Add all ingredients (sans Cava) to cocktail shaker. Top with ice and shake hard and fast for 5-10 seconds. Add .5 oz cava or Prosecco to chilled coupe glass. Double-strain into chilled coupe and garnish with a single mint leaf, smacked.The Black Lodge(Created by Zack Berger, Analogue, NYC)1 oz Don Papa Rum.75 oz Drambuie.75 oz Cynar 70.5 oz Meletti Amaro2 dashes Peychaud’s bittersdehydrated lemon wheelMethod: Stir liquid ingredients with ice in a mixing glass. Strain into a coupe glass and garnish with dehydrated lemon wheel.The Log Lady(Created by Riley Hagey, San Diego)2 parts Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum.5 part Green Chartreuse.5 part Averna.25 part Diplomatico Reserva.5 part cane syrupMethod: Combine all in shaker, pour over fresh ice in a rocks glass. Garnish with lemon peel and a cinnamon stick.Damn Good Coffee(Created by Ashley Marsh, Sailor Jerry Brand Ambassador)1.5 parts Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum.5 parts Calisaya1 part maple syrup2 parts coffee.5 part frothed milk1 dash cinnamon1 piece of baconMethod: Pour all but milk in heat safe mug, stir and top with frothed milk, cinnamon and bacon. Serve warm.Red Room Punch(Created by Sam Slaughter)4 c rum2 c cognac.5 c cherry brandy4 c hibiscus tea1 c white sugar.5 c lemon juice.5 c lime juice4 limes, peeled, peels reservedMethod: The morning before making the punch, take a Bundt cake pan, fill with water, and freeze. Add sugar and lime peels to a large bowl and mash together to release the citrus oils into the sugar. Allow mixture to infuse for at least between thirty and forty-five minutes. Dissolve sugar mixture with tea. Add rum, cognac, lemon juice, lime juice, and cherry brandy. Mix. Add ice block to mixture. Garnish with lime wheels. Easy 3-Ingredient Cocktails You Can Master 7 Fall Cocktail Recipes to Enjoy With Cooler Weather 10 Refreshing Labor Day Cocktail Recipes to Salute the End of Summer 10 Classic Vodka Cocktail Recipes You Can Mix at Home 6 Classic Gin Cocktail Recipes You Can’t Live Without Editors’ Recommendations last_img read more

South Korea Forms Body to Choose Sewol Ferry Salvor

first_imgzoom The government of South Korea has formed an official body which will choose a salvage company to raise the Sewol ferry that sank off the Jindo Island in April 2014 killing 300 people, 250 of whom were high school students on a school trip.The body will comprise of 16 members from the country’s Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries, Ministry of Public Safety and Security, Navy, as well as from Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology, Korea Public Procurement Service, and Korea Marine Environment Management Corporation.The Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries said that the salvage company, once chosen, will use crane vessels and a floating dock to raise the ferry which sank in 44 meters of water.The ministry expects that once the salvage company is chosen, it will need around three months for preparatory works, suggesting that the salvage operation could start by September at the earliest.The ministry said the salvage could last for about one year and cost around USD 139 million.South Korea launched the Sewol ferry salvage campaign following a series of protests across the country, culminating last month when protesters and family members of victims prevented the government officials from attending a memorial ceremony to mark the first anniversary of the tragedy.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Board to Resume Hearing in New Year

first_imgThe independent board of inquiry considering the human rights complaint of Lindsay Jane Willow will resume on Wednesday, Jan. 4, at 12:30 p.m., in the Nantucket Room of the Dartmouth Sportsplex. The hearing will continue on Wednesday, Jan. 11, at 9:30 a.m. at the Dartmouth Sportsplex. The board is considering whether Ms. Willow was discriminated against because of sexual orientation by Halifax Regional School Board and two teachers at Halifax West High School. -30-last_img

At The Turn After 25 years timeless topshelf Osprey Valley looks to

first_imgALTON, Ont. – Glen Abbey may be the focus of the golf world this week, but a rough-hewn diamond in the heart of the Credit River Valley is quietly charting a course towards becoming Ontario’s ultimate golf destination, a vision that’s been 25 years in the making — and counting.On a day when none other than Jack Nicklaus was in Oakville, Ont., to celebrate this week’s RBC Canadian Open at the course he designed, the lesser-known but no less formative Heathlands course at Osprey Valley Resort, an hour’s drive north, was celebrating a quarter-century in business.Devotees know the place simply as Osprey: a 220-hectare expanse of 54 top-shelf golf holes that began life with the Heathlands, a fescue-snarled, hillock-dotted brute that introduced linksland golf to Ontario and helped cement Doug Carrick’s reputation as one of Canada’s premier designers.In those early days in 1992, there was no practice range or even a clubhouse. Golfers who knew of the place — there was no social media or marketing plan to speak of, either, only word of mouth — would change their shoes in a pitted gravel parking lot and pay their green fees in the cart barn.And they did so happily because, well, what a golf course.Generous fairways framed by towering berms invited aggressive play, especially on tantalizingly short par 5s, but wayward tee shots — often buffeted by strong prevailing winds — were claimed forever by thick meadow grasses or snared by deep, shaggy greenside bunkers.Dogleg par 4s demanded, and rewarded, precision off the tee. Gorgeous par 3s over water made conservative play impossible. Firm, subtle greens scolded the overconfident. On windy days, the only birdies to be had were the resort’s namesake raptors circling overhead.“I’d have to say that of all the courses I’ve designed, I probably get the most compliments about the Heathlands course,” said Carrick, who was on hand Tuesday to hit the ceremonial opening tee shot as the resort celebrated its 25th anniversary.“It just shows me the golf purists really appreciate the origins of the game as it developed in Scotland and Ireland on those links courses.”Carrick’s inspiration came during a trip to the breathtaking Portmarnock Golf Club in Dublin, where he fell in love with the windswept, hop-and-skip style of golf on the ground, emblematic of the game’s origins on the shores of the British Isles.“I was really intrigued by the creativity required to play a links golf course — the different shots you have to play in the wind, and especially around the greens, the ground game, hitting little bump-and-run shots, putting from off the green — those sorts of things.“That really inspired me to try something different.”On Tuesday, the Heathlands hosted players for the princely sum of $25, a fraction of Osprey’s regular $79 weekday rate. Tee times sold out in no time and the waiting list numbered in the hundreds, prompting a tweet early Wednesday proclaiming that the promotional rate would be extended through Friday.Like so many rounds it has hosted in the last 25 years, the Heathlands itself got off to a rough start, as golf course developments often do.The original owner ran into money trouble before the property changed hands. A derelict foundation, a remnant of the aborted clubhouse build, is still there today, just steps from the original first tee, which was rechristened as such on Tuesday by the skirl of a lone bagpiper.Jerry Humeniuk and his brother Roman, first-generation Canadians whose parents emigrated from Ukraine, were partners as real estate developers who soon found their golf venture blossoming — albeit very slowly, it seemed — into a fun-loving family business.For nearly a decade, Osprey Valley seemed to run on a shoestring, with no facilities or amenities beyond the fairways. But when construction did resume near the end of the 1990s, it wasn’t just on a modest new A-frame clubhouse: two more golf courses and an expansive practice range were born on the other side of the railroad tracks.Both were Carrick originals that provide the perfect foil to the golf-ball-gobbling Heathlands. The Hoot, a rollicking wastelands-style layout that evokes New Jersey classic Pine Valley in look, if not in difficulty, was bookended by the gorgeous and often-overlooked Toot course, a highly playable parkland gem.Wait, what? Hoot and Toot?“That was Jerry,” smiles Andrew Humeniuk, Roman’s son and Osprey’s director of marketing.“It’s a play on the railway that runs through the property, and you know, Jerry, he’s a bit irreverent. I think for him it was a bit of taking the starch out of golf industry a little bit. It was his way of saying, ‘Look, guys, it’s not really that serious; it’s a fun game. Let’s enjoy it.’”That sensibility — golf for the sake of the game, not as a status symbol — has long motivated and informed the family’s counter-intuitive approach to slowly building a golf resort, one that to this day still has no place to even take a shower, let alone host a fancy dinner or formal wedding reception.“Jerry’s a very salt-of-the-earth, self-made man, and he said, ‘Why can’t we, the regular people, play at a world-class course?’ We’ve really tried to be true to that.“The bottom line is it’s nice to have a $25-million clubhouse, but you build it, and then that’s got to go on your green fee.”That said, construction is far from over at Osprey. Plans are afoot for a proper clubhouse, which would allow the resort to host large tournaments, as well as onsite accommodations and some sort of an additional event venue for large weddings, receptions and the like.Osprey wants to raise its game, but it won’t do it at the expense of the folksy charm that has made it such a refreshing place to play for an entire generation of golfers, says Chris Humeniuk, Andrew’s brother and chief executive of Osprey Valley Golf.“We cherish those customers who are here for that reason, and we don’t want to change that,” he says.“We love the property, we love being here, it’s a wonderful part of the family portfolio — but it’s time to take it to the next level, and the way we do that will be very respectful and mindful of Jerry and Roman’s vision.”last_img read more

AAP hits out at Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri for his antiDelhi

first_imgNew Delhi: Hitting out at Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri for his “anti-Delhi” policies, the Aam Aadmi Party Wednesday said a person who has nothing worthwhile to show in his performance as a minister is now venturing into the arena of electoral political analysis. Challenging Puri for an open debate, the AAP said it we will expose the “real face” of BJP and the Union Minister as well as question his anti-Delhi policies in the next seven days. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder The comments by the AAP comes a day after Puri reportedly slammed Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for becoming “desperate” for an alliance. AAP chief spokesperson Saurabh Bharadwaj said Puri need not worry about the Aam Aadmi Party, but rather tell the people of Delhi about his “anti-Delhi approach”. “For next seven days, we will expose the real face of BJP and Mr Puri and question his anti-Delhi policies. We challenge him for a open debate. New political wisdom has dawned on BJP’s Rajya Sabha MP from Uttar Pradesh Hardeep Singh Puri, who was made a minister of state in the Narendra Modi government, 18 months back. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchings “Puri, who has nothing worthwhile to show in his performance as a minister, is now venturing into the new arena of electoral political analysis,” Bharadwaj said in a statement. Bharadwaj said it is beyond “any reasonable understanding in which capacity Puri is giving his expert comments on the political situation of Delhi, and why is he so worried about the AAP?” The AAP also asked Puri why did the BJP central government’s nominees on the Delhi Metro Board support the “unjustified” Metro fare hike? “What were the instructions of your ministry to the central government nominees on the Metro Board about the Metro fare hike? Why has the Narendra Modi government stalled approval to three routes of Delhi Metro Phase-IV?” he said.last_img read more

InnVest Hotels acquires former Trump Tower for an undisclosed amount

TORONTO — InnVest Hotels LP is acquiring the luxury hotel formerly known as Toronto’s Trump International Hotel and Tower from JCF Capital for an undisclosed amount.As part of the deal, the 65-storey facility will get a significant renovation and be renamed the St. Regis Toronto once the revamp is done.But before the full rebranding is complete, the site will operate as the Adelaide Hotel Toronto while it undergoes a renovation to the lobby, guest rooms, public areas and food and beverage outlets.JCF Capital said earlier this week that the hotel, which has struggled financially and been the focus of a long-running legal battle, will no longer bear Donald Trump’s name.The U.S. president never owned the building, but his Trump Organization licensed his name and operated the property.InnVest is a Canadian company that holds one of largest hotel portfolios in the country.Follow @alexposadzki on Twitter. read more

Top underworld leader killed in shooting

A top underworld leader was killed in a shooting incident in Tangalle today, the police media unit said, adding that two others were also injured in the incident.The police said that Indika Nilusha, alias Ukkuwa, was shot dead by an unidentified group of men travelling in a vehicle. Ukkuwa was known to have been involved in several crimes and was also accused of rape. (Colombo Gazette)

Career Services gets kudos from RCMP

From left: Yolanda Macarthur, Lisa Kuiper, Bob NicholsThe Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) presented Lisa Kuiper with a certificate this week for helping the force’s Pro-Active Recruiting Unit.Kuiper, who is the employer developer/events and marketing co-ordinator in Career Services, was instrumental in the creation of the first stand-alone RCMP recruiting office at a university.Through her efforts, the RCMP reached out to many students who may not have considered the RCMP as an employer of choice, said Const. Bob Nichols and Const. Yolanda Macarthur when presenting the certificate this week.“This one-on-one interaction has enhanced our relationship with not only Brock University, but with our student clients as well,” they said. “We were able to meet with the students face-to-face and spend quality time in a relaxed and informal setting, allowing meaningful dialogue to be created.”Kuiper exemplifies the RCMP attributes of “honesty, integrity and reliability above all,” the officers said. read more

Coherent policy critical to tackling child labour lack of decent jobs for

The World Report on Child Labour 2015 : Paving the way to decent work for young people shows that young persons who have been burdened by work as children are more likely to settle for unpaid family jobs and are more likely to be in low paying jobs.“Our new report shows the need for a coherent policy approach that tackles child labour and the lack of decent jobs for youth together. Keeping children in school and receiving a good education until at least the minimum age of employment will determine the whole life of a child,” ILO Director-General Guy Ryder saidin a statement.“It is the only way for a child to acquire the basic knowledge and skills needed for further learning, and for her or his future working life,” he added. The report addresses the twin challenges of eliminating child labour and ensuring decent work for young people. Based on a 12 country survey, it examines the future careers of former child labourers and early school leavers. The ILO’s most recent estimate is that 168 million children are in child labour, with 120 million of them aged 5 to 14 and as many as many as five million children are in slavery-like conditions. The main findings of the report are that prior involvement in child labour is associated with lower educational attainment, and later in life with jobs that fail to meet basic decent work criteria. Early school leavers are less likely to secure stable jobs and are at greater risk of remaining outside the world of work altogether.It also found that a high share of 15-17 year olds in many countries are in jobs that have been classified as hazardous or worst forms of child labour and that those in hazardous work are more likely to have left school early before reaching the legal minimum age of employment.The report recommends early interventions to get children out of child labour and into school as well as measures to facilitate the transition from school to decent work opportunities for young people. Particular attention should be given to the 47.5 million young people aged 15 to 17 in hazardous work and the special vulnerabilities of girls and young women.“National policies should be directed towards removing children and young people from hazardous jobs and, of course, towards removing the hazards in the workplace,” Ryder said.To mark the World Day with its theme this year ‘No to Child Labour, Yes to Quality Education,’ hundreds of events have been scheduled in some 55 countries tomorrow. In Geneva, delegates will attend a panel discussion at the International Labour Conference aimed at drawing a new campaign for ratification of the ILO’s Forced Labour Protocol. read more

Though Hes Still Battling Cancer Stuart Scott of ESPN

Stuart Scott, the ESPN host who is battling a rare form of cancer, posted on Twitter that rumors that he has been placed in hospice are false.His tweet read: “Rumor bout me in hospice. Not True. Airball. Swing & a miss. I continue treatment for C & missed some work but Hospice? No. Fighting? YES!”This summer, Scott—known for coining phrases like “Cool as the other side of the pillow”—gave a heart-wrenching speech at the ESPY Awards when he accepted the Jimmy V Award.Scott, 49, has been battling cancer in his stomach for seven years. He had his appendix removed and endured chemotherapy and radiation, and yet the cancer continues to return.Last month, Scott was greeted to an enormous ovation at the North Carolina Tar Heels’ Midnight Madness to kick off the basketball season. Scott attended UNC.“When you die, it does not mean that you lose to cancer,” Scott said then. “You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, and in the manner in which you live.”He said he is encouraged to battle against the disease primarily because of his two daughters.During Scott’s acceptance of the Jimmy V Perseverance Award, he said:“I listened to what Jim Valvano said 21 years ago, the most poignant seven words ever uttered in any speech anywhere: ‘Don’t give up. Don’t ever give up.’ Those great people didn’t. Coach Valvano didn’t. So to be honored with this, I now have a responsibility to also not ever give up. I’m not special. I just listened to what the man said.”His strength in the face of the disease has been admirable. He has missed chunks of time from work as he deals with treatment. read more

I saw he was quieter and much more serious Westminster killer converted to

first_imgDetails of Masood’s history of criminality have continued to come to light, suggesting a propensity for violence which laid the groundwork for his armed rampage on Wednesday. Unarmed Pc Keith Palmer was knifed after the killer blazed a trail of destruction by driving a car at pedestrians on Westminster Bridge and storming the parliamentary estate armed with two knives.He was then shot dead by police.The middle-aged Muslim convert was born in Kent, but moved around the country and used a variety of aliases including Adrian Russell Ajao.Scotland Yard’s head of counter-terrorism Mark Rowley said detectives want to understand his “motivation, preparation and associates” and if he “either acted totally alone, inspired by terrorist propaganda, or if others have encouraged, supported or directed him”.Detectives have seized 2,700 items from the searches, including “massive amounts” of computer data, while around 3,500 witnesses have been spoken to. Masood was jailed for two years over the 2000 attack in the car park of a pub in Northiam, near Rye, East Sussex, according to a news report at the time.The Brighton Argus reported that Masood, who stood trial as Adrian Elms, “left Piers Mott with a three-inch gash on his left cheek” requiring 20 stitches, after an altercation with “racial overtones”.Masood was known to police and MI5 but was a “peripheral figure” who was not implicated in any current probe.He had convictions for assaults, including grievous bodily harm, possession of offensive weapons and public order offences.Hero MP Tobias Ellwood, who tried to save Pc Palmer’s life, and security minister Ben Wallace have been appointed to the Privy Council for their roles in responding to the atrocity. A childhood friend of Westminster terrorist Khalid Masood has spoken of how his companion had completely changed after prison, where it is feared he was groomed for extremism behind bars.According to Mark Ashdown, 52, there were still flashes of his old friend’s personality, but otherwise he was like a different person.He told the Sun: “When he first came out he told me he’d become a Muslim in prison and I thought he was joking.”Then I saw he was quieter and much more serious.”I gave him some cash-in-hand work for a few months as a labourer.”He said he needed time to pray and read the Koran – something about finding inner peace.”Counter-terrorism officers have spent days piecing together what led the 52-year-old to shed his birth name and later unleash carnage on the capital. Only two men – a 27-year-old and 58-year-old arrested in Birmingham – remain in custody after a hunt for accomplices saw 11 people held after raids across the country. It remains unclear whether the destructive assault which left four dead and scores injured was carried out alone or with support.  Licensed to London News Pictures. 25/03/2017. London, UK. Members of public and police officers pay their respects to the victims of Westminster terror attack in Parliament Square 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. Searches at three addresses are continuing.Mr Rowley said: “We remain keen to hear from anyone who knew Khalid Masood well, understands who his associates were, and can provide us with information about places he has recently visited.”There might well be people out there who did have concerns about Masood but weren’t sure or didn’t feel comfortable for whatever reason in passing information to us.”Meanwhile, the widow of a man attacked with a knife by Masood in a pub assault said her late husband was injured after defending someone during a row. Ministers have announced plans to create specialist units within jails to tackle what a government-ordered review last year concluded was a “growing problem”.  Police said armed patrols would take place around Wembley Stadium and extra officers would be at the ground when England played a World Cup qualifier against Lithuania on Sunday.There will also be a minute’s silence before the 5pm kick-off. Masood’s victims on the bridge included US tourist Kurt Cochran and his wife Melissa, from Utah, who were on the last day of a trip celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary. Mr Cochran was killed and Mrs Cochran was badly injured.Aysha Frade, who worked in administration at independent sixth-form school DLD College London, in Westminster, also died. She is believed to be a 43 year-old married mother of two. Leslie Rhodes, a retired window cleaner from Clapham, south London, died from injuries sustained in the attack. He was described by neighbours as a “lovely man”. Two people remain in hospital in a critical condition, one with life-threatening injuries.Pc Kristofer Aves and another police officer hurt in the attack are also in hospital with “significant injuries”. Mr Ashdown said that Masood’s personality was buried beneath the “deeply religious” man he had become.He continued: “There were still flashes of the old Ade, but they were few and far between.”I heard he’d split from his partner and got even more deeply into religion. But nothing could have prepared me for hearing his name on the radio.”His abrupt religious conversion will fuel concerns about the rising threat of criminals being brought under the influence of hardened jihadists while in prison.  Licensed to London News Pictures. 25/03/2017. London, UK. Members of public and police officers pay their respects to the victims of Westminster terror attack in Parliament SquareCredit:Tolga Akmen/LNPlast_img read more

Girl nine dies after being struck by rock fall in Staithes North

A 9-year-old girl has died of serious head injuries after a rock fall at Seaton Garth in Staithes. North Yorkshire Police were contacted at 4.47pm to reports of an incident at the seaside town. Fire and Rescue Service, Ambulance, Air Ambulance and Coastguard were all in attendance.Sadly, despite the efforts of the emergency services, the girl died at the scene from her injuries.Her family are currently being supported by specialist trained officers. The accident occurred under the cliffs in the seaside village of Staithes, north Yorkshire Credit:R A Kearton/Moment RF  The RNLI said in a statement: “The RNLI can confirm that volunteer crew members of Staithes and Runswick Lifeboat Station responded to a rock fall at Seaton Garth in Staithes this afternoon.”The RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew attended to a child who sadly died at the scene.”The RNLI, and in particular the volunteers of Staithes and Runswick Lifeboat Station, would like to share their deepest condolences with the child’s family.” 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 accident occurred in the seaside village of Staithes, north Yorkshire  read more

Shamima Begums son dies in Syrian hospital

Mr Javid confirmed the boy was a British citizen and said he had considered the child’s interest when making the decision. Asked whether there was any plan for the baby, he told the Commons Home Affairs Committee it would be “incredibly difficult” for the Government to facilitate the return of a child from Syria, where there is no British consular presence.Miss Begum’s sister, Renu Begum, wrote to the Home Office pleading for assistance for her nephew, who was born on February 16 at the al-Hol refugee camp in northern Syria, whom she said “should not lose the privilege of being raised in the safety of this country”. But in response, the Home Office said there was no proof that her family or their solicitor were acting on Miss Begum’s behalf.Both the family and Mr Akunjee have struggled to make contact with Miss Begum since she resurfaced at the al-Hol camp last month and have been forced to rely on local fixers on the ground for information. As such, with no written instructions from the teenager confirming that Mr Akunjee is representing her, he cannot even lodge an appeal against the decision to revoke her citizenship. We have strong but as yet unconfirmed reports that Shamima Begums son has died . He was a British Citizen.— Mohammed T Akunjee (@MohammedAkunjee) March 8, 2019 The newborn son of Shamima Begum has died in Syria, after being rushed to hospital with breathing difficulties.The baby, Jarrah, who was less than three weeks old, was taken to the hospital from the camp where Miss Begum has been living since leaving Isil territory, but could not be saved.Tasnime Akunjee, the Begum family’s lawyer, cited “strong but unconfirmed reports” that the baby had died and after several hours of conflicting reports, the Syrian Defence Forces, a Kurdish-led alliance, eventually confirmed his death.The development is likely to cause further political fallout following fierce debate about Miss Begum’s status and the rights of her baby.The 19-year-old has begged to be allowed to return home for her son’s own safety and wellbeing. She had already lost two young children, a girl and a boy aged 18 months and nine months respectively. One died in November and the other in January, from illness and malnutrition. “Because women and children are being killed back in the Islamic State right now and it’s kind of retaliation. Like, their justification was that it was retaliation so I thought ‘OK, that is a fair justification’.”She was partly inspired by videos of fighters beheading hostages and partly by other propaganda films showing the “good life” IS could offer. She added: “I wouldn’t have found someone like my husband [Yago Riedijk, 26, a Muslim convert from the Netherlands] in the UK. I had my kids, I had a good time there.”Her other children, Jarah and Surayah, a daughter, died aged 18 months and nine months. Asked how she felt about the debate over whether she should be allowed to return home, Begum said: “I feel a lot of people should have sympathy for me, for everything I’ve been through.”I didn’t know what I was getting into when I left, I just was hoping that maybe for the sake of me and my child they let me come back. “I can’t live in this camp forever. It’s not really possible.”In the interview, Begum apologised for the first time to her family for running away, and said that though she knew it was “like a big slap in the face” for her to ask after she had previously rejected their calls for her to return, “I really need their help”.Begum was ‘OK’ with Isil beheadingsThe Isil bride said in February she was attracted to Isil by videos that she had seen online, which she said showed “how they’ll take care of you”. She said she knew that the group carried out beheadings, but that she “was OK with it at first. I started becoming religious just before I left and from what I heard Islamically that is all allowed”.”At first it was nice,” she said of life in the so-called Islamic State. “It was how they showed it in the videos, you know, you come, make a family together, but then things got harder. “We had to keep moving and moving and moving. The situation got fraught.” Begum acknowledged that it would be “really hard” to be rehabilitated after everything she had been through.  “I’m still in that mentality of planes over my head, emergency backpacks, starving… it would be a big shock to go back to the UK and start again,” she said.READ MORE: Allison Pearson: Thank God, Sajid Javid grasped Shamima Begum is the one person uniting Britain – against herREAD MORE: Allison Pearson:  Sorry my heartless little jihadi bride, but you made your bed and now you can lie in it Mr Javid, the Home Secretary, said he was unable to confirm the information. “Obviously I don’t know whether that news is true or not but what I will say, sadly there are probably many children, obviously perfectly innocent, who have been born in this war zone,” he told the BBC.”I have nothing but sympathy for the children that have been dragged into this. This is a reminder of why it is so, so dangerous for anyone to be in this war zone.”Begum defends Manchester Arena bombingThe teenager, who gave birth to a baby boy in mid-February, appeared to defend the Manchester Arena bombing as tit-for-tat retaliation for air strikes in Syria. In an interview with the BBC, she said the deaths of 22 innocent people in the terrorist attack at an Ariana Grande concert in 2017 were akin to the “women and children” being bombed in Isil territory in Baghuz.She told the broadcaster: “I do feel that it’s wrong that innocent people did get killed. It’s one thing to kill a soldier that is fighting you, it’s self-defence, but to kill the people like women and children…”Just people like the women and children in Baghuz that are being killed right now unjustly, the bombings. It’s a two-way thing really. ‘Show me some sympathy’, says Isil bride after giving birthThe British schoolgirl who ran away to join Isil appealed for public sympathy following the birth of her son.In an interview with Sky News recorded at the Kurdish-controlled camp to which she fled from the last pocket of Isil-controlled territory, Begum said there was “no evidence” she had done anything wrong and she could not see “any reason” why her child should be taken from her when she had simply been living as a housewife.Speaking just hours after giving birth, her baby at her side, she said she had no regrets about fleeing the family home in Bethnal Green, east London, to support Isil, claiming the experience had made her “stronger, tougher”.She said she could see a future for herself and her son, whom she has named Jarah after one of the two children she lost to malnutrition and disease in the last three months, “if the UK are willing to take me back and help me start a new life again and try and move on from everything that’s happened in the last four years”. A paramedic working in the camp told the BBC the baby had died at 1.30pm on Thursday and had already been buried at the camp. The medic said that both Miss Begum and her son were rushed to a clinic under armed guard when he suffered breathing difficulties, apparently caused by a lung infection, which left a blue tinge on his skin. They were then transferred to hospital in Al-Malikiyah, northern Syria, where the baby was placed on a respirator and drip, but later died, his mother at his side. There was reportedly no doctor in attendance at the hospital.Clive Stafford-Smith, a human rights lawyer, said: “It is very sad to hear that Shamima Begum has just watched her third child die in just a few months. While she has made some very stupid decisions, and nobody is saying otherwise, she is still a teenager.”It is also sad to see Sajid Javid trying to better his chances of becoming Prime Minister by illegally stripping her of her passport, rather than maturely focusing on the needs of a helpless infant who might have been rescued,” he told the Telegraph.”Indeed, it is just this kind of ill-considered populism that is further alienating many Muslims when we should be proving that we really do believe in human rights for all.” There was an outpouring of outrage towards both sides as news broke that the baby had died. “We have strong but as yet unconfirmed reports that Shamima Begums son has died,” Mr Akunjee wrote on Twitter. “He was a British Citizen.” But Mr Javid responded by stripping her of her British citizenship, stating that she posed a threat to the UK and that it was “conducive to the public good”. He insisted that her dual British-Bangladeshi nationality would not make her stateless – illegal under international law. 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. read more

Flowrox launches largest ever hose pump

first_imgFlowrox, the former Larox Flowsys, has expanded its product range with the launch of the largest hose pump in the world – the LPP-T100 hose pump. It can pump a maximum flow of 100 m³/h with pressures up to 10 bar. Using the unique Flowrox roller design, the pump will deliver 31 litres per single 360° revolution and still only requires 25 litres of lubricant, says Markus Rossi, Manager of Hose Pump Technology at Flowrox.Rossi states: “We have proven performance in the toughest applications, handling heavy duty media especially in Mining, Minerals and Metallurgy as well as in energy, construction and environment industries, among others. Thickener underflow is an excellent application for the LPP-T100 hose pump. With over 100,000 deliveries during over 30 years of experience in flow control technology, Flowrox is well-known also for its heavy duty pinch and knife gate valves as well as progressive cavity pumps. Flowrox states that its products have the lowest total cost of ownership and very high efficiency.Flowrox hose pumps are ideal for pumping various slurries and dosing a wide range of abrasive, corrosive, viscous or crystallising media. They incorporate an advanced design, which eliminates friction, maximises hose life time and reduces energy consumption. They also offer various process benefits, such as a continuous flow rate 24/7 without overheating, resulting in higher flow with a smaller pump; accurate flow; the medium does not have to be homogeneous; and there is no mixing or shearing of the medium.Flowrox hose pumps can also run continuously at 98°C due to the low friction rolling design, while technical features and benefits lead to reduced energy consumption, easier maintenance and lower operating costs. The company also provides its customers also with a wide range of cost saving service solutions including spare hoses for hose pumps, spare sleeves for pinch valves and spare part services and service agreements for progressing cavity and centrifugal pumps. Tailored service agreements include condition monitoring, 24h service, spare components, stocking, maintenance and repairs, full or part rebuilds and overhauls, covering the whole life cycle of the equipment.last_img read more

Investigation finds Clark County deputy abused inmate

first_imgA Clark County corrections deputy is on thin ice following an internal affairs investigation that found he abused an inmate at the jail’s work center, among other policy violations.James D. Winters, a 25-year veteran of the sheriff’s office, was placed on a three-year last-chance agreement in January — meaning he will be fired if he doesn’t comply with certain conditions.Winters was accused May 15, 2017, of “kicking, slapping, punching, choking and intentionally isolating a jail work center inmate within a darkened holding cell” over an eight-month span in 2016 and 2017, according to a Dec. 14 letter of findings authored by Jail Chief Ric Bishop.Bishop previously told The Columbian that the inmate did not require medical attention as a result of the altercations.Other jail work center inmates, both men and women, had also accused Winters of physically and verbally abusing them without justification, according to a summary of the internal investigation’s findings.Winters characterized his conduct as horseplay, as did some of the alleged victims and witnesses to the conduct.Bishop’s letter states that Winters violated the sheriff’s office’s policies on abuse and corporal punishment, competency, and courtesy.“These behaviors are grounds for termination of employment,” the letter reads.However, Winters’ long-time service with the sheriff’s office, his remorse and willingness to accept corrective discipline, statements from the victims saying they didn’t fear for their safety, and the overall impression that Winters was “messing around or a bully” were considered, the letter states.last_img read more


first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS, NOVEMBER 7, 2013- Just a few months since his resignation from LIME, Drexwell Seymour is now announcing the opening of a HLB TCI, located at Regent Village, Grace Bay on Providenciales. The new accounting company sees a merging of minds with Bahamian Philip Galanis of HLB Galanis & Co. The firm will provide a wide range of financial services including Accounting, Auditing, Business valuation and Consulting Services. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img read more