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Sena man, two others booked for defamatory poster against BJP

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first_imgAn offence has been registered against three persons, including a local Shiv Sena activist, for allegedly putting up a poster defaming the BJP, the police said here on Wednesday. The controversial poster, carrying photos of BJP leaders, stated that the party has been ousted from Maharashtra’s Palghar district, an official said. An offence was registered against Sena activist Prabhakar Raul and two others on Tuesday, he added. The hoarding carried pictures of BJP rebel Santosh Janate, who contested the polls as an independent and lost, and Paskal Janya Dhanare, the sitting MLA who lost his seat in this election, an official said. The poster also carried names of some right wing organisations, he said, adding that the party’s logo and the Janate’s election symbol, a cup and saucer, was printed upside down. An offence under sections 500 and 501 (defamation) of the Indian Penal Code has been registered with the Boisar police station and the hoarding has been taken down, police public relations officer Hemant Katkar said.The BJP lost both the Vikramgadh and Dahanu seats in Palghar district, where Sena candidates won in the recently concluded Assembly elections.last_img read more

ACL or not, Obiena hunts for SEA Games pole vault gold

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first_imgWATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games “I told the father (and coach Emerson Obiena) we’re thinking of the long term here. We have the Asian Games, the Olympics and World Championships. SEA Games gold is good but if he aggravates his injury we don’t want it,” said Juico.READ: PH gold medal bet Obiena injures ACL, out of SEA GamesFEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe 22-year-old, 6-foot-2 Obiena hurt his ACL and was even reported by Juico as needing surgery last Friday, one day before the team departed for this city.But Juico said EJ and his father insisted that the young pole vaulter is healthy enough to hunt for a gold in the event where he bagged a silver two years ago in Singapore. SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief EJ Obiena has broken the national record 14 times and, at 21, looks very capable of raising the bar well beyond the 5.55 meters he achieved in a recent athletics meet in Singapore (photo).KUALA LUMPUR—Ernest John Obiena is set to compete in pole vault on Thursday despite fears that he injured his left ACL last week during training in Manila.This was confirmed by athletics chief Philip Ella Juico, who said Obiena will fly here in the morning just in time for the event in the afternoon at Bukit Jalil National Stadium.ADVERTISEMENT PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses LATEST STORIEScenter_img LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program Obiena, who has been training in Formia, Italy, has a personal best of 5.61 meters, which is deemed good for the SEA Games gold medal.The standing SEA Games record is only 5.30 meters. View comments UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ SEA Games: PH stays unscathed at 2-0 in ice hockeylast_img read more

James has 30 points to lead Cavs in rout of 76ers

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first_imgCleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James, left, dribbles past Philadelphia 76ers’ Robert Covington during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Nov. 27, 2017, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)PHILADELPHIA — LeBron James had 30 points, 13 rebounds and six assists to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers over the Philadelphia 76ers 113-91 on Monday night.The three-time defending Eastern Conference champions won their eighth straight game. Dwyane Wade scored 15 points, and Jeff Green had 14 points and 10 rebounds.ADVERTISEMENT Chief Justice Peralta vows to lead by example, bares 10-point program PLAY LIST 02:02Chief Justice Peralta vows to lead by example, bares 10-point program00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Philadelphia’s Ben Simmons entered leading all rookies in scoring (18.5 points), rebounding (9.1) and assists (7.7), but he was hounded all game by Jae Crowder and managed just 10 points before exiting in the fourth quarter with a right ankle sprain. Simmons, who has turned to James for career and life advice, missed all of last season with a broken right foot.TIP-INSCavaliers: Iman Shumpert returned after missing the last three games due to left knee soreness. Shumpert was scoreless in seven minutes.76ers: Eagles players LeGarrette Blount, Malcolm Jenkins and Brandon Graham were seated courtside, and several other players watched from a box. … The 76ers were 3 for 28 from 3-point range, including 0 for 11 in the opening half.UP NEXTCavaliers: Host the Heat on Tuesday night.76ers: Close out a six-game homestand against Washington on Wednesday night.ADVERTISEMENT Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’center_img CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA MOST READ Parker returns, expects Leonard to return in ‘2 to 3 weeks’ Read Next QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Joel Embiid had 30 points and 11 rebounds to pace the up-and-coming 76ers, who had won three straight and five of six.James scored the first nine points on his way to 22 in the first half, helping Cleveland to a 53-45 lead by draining a 3 in front of Cleveland’s bench at the first-half buzzer.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe four-time MVP then had four points, including an emphatic dunk, and J.R. Smith hit three 3-pointers early in the third as the Cavaliers took a 14-point lead. Philadelphia got within five in the period, but the Cavaliers stretched the advantage to 86-73 entering the fourth.Kyle Korver’s 3-pointer with 9:13 to play gave Cleveland a 94-77 lead. View commentslast_img read more

Australian Referees also excel at tournament

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first_imgThe referees representing Australia at the 2009 Youth World Challenge at New Zealand also had a fantastic tournament. Sam Clark was awarded the Number One Female Referee of the tournament while Richard O’Connor was the Number One Male Referee.These individuals are to be congratulated on their achievement as well as the National Referee Panel under the direction of Lou Tompkins who have contibuted to Australia being the Number One Nation for the development of referees.last_img

2017 YTT Australian Flag Bearers announced!

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first_imgVice Captain: Jackson Mills Vice Captain: Hannah Dyball 19’s Boys – Captain: Justin Cridland Australian 19’s representatives, Jackson Mills and Hannah Dyball have been named the Australian Flag Bearers for the 2017 Youth Trans Tasman. Mills will be wearing the green and gold for the second time in his Touch Football career while Dyball will be making her third appearance at a Trans Tasman Series event. TFA wishes to congratulate Jackson and Hannah on this accolade, one that is thoroughly deserved.TFA also wishes to congratulate the following players who have been named as captains of the Australian teams for the 2017 Youth Trans Tasman Series: 19’s Girls –  Captain: Shellie Davis                      17’s Boys – Captain: Blake Moore           17’s Girls – Co Captains: Brittany Clifford & Kobe Nonacenter_img 19’s Mixed -Captain: Jack Hughes  Vice Captains: Marley Simbolon & Brittney Donovan  Vice Captain: Adam Boumoulhem 17’s Mixed – Co Captains: Jessica Potts & Aaron MooreRelated LinksFlag Bearerslast_img read more

$41 Million Allocated to Mitigate Threat of Foreign Species

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first_imgAs part of efforts to mitigate the threat of invasive alien species in the Caribbean, the Government has allocated some $41 million to the project.This is contained in the 2013/14 Estimate of Expenditure, now before the House of Representatives.The project, being implemented by the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA), seeks to mitigate the threat to local biodiversity and economy from these organisms in the Caribbean, including terrestrial, freshwater and marine ecosystems.Invasive alien species are plants, animals, pathogens and other organisms that are non-native to an ecosystem, which may cause economic or environmental harm or adversely affect human health. In particular, they impact adversely upon biodiversity, including decline or elimination of native species – through competition, predation, or transmission of pathogens – and the disruption of local ecosystems and ecosystem functions.Anticipated targets for this fiscal year include: hosting public meetings on pilot project activities; conducting regulatory impact assessment of the Pet Trade and other identified sector; Draft a National Invasive Species Strategy; continue producing awareness raising materials (poster, brochures); develop and implement a public awareness campaign for invasive alien species (IAS) in Jamaica; and continue conservation efforts in Black River Lower Morass.The project will continue to see the trapping of predators in core Iguana nesting areas; the continuation of training of fisher folk and related interest in handling Lionfish; the development of a Lionfish Adaptation Management Plan; and the completion of legal instrument for management of the Pet Trade.Physical achievements up to February 2013 include: completion of the Caribbean Invasive Species Strategy; project personnel participated in regional and international meetings relevant to IAS; awareness raising initiatives launched in schools within pilot project sites, and contract for advertisement displayed at the Norman Manley International Airport renewed; participation in over 40 expos; procurement of two all terrain vehicles for the Black River pilot; Knowledge, Attitude and Practices Survey conducted in the Hellshire Hills and Old Harbour Bay Areas; and artificial nesting site for Iguanas constructed.There was also removal of predators from the core Iguana conservation zone; fisherfolk and related interests trained in the handling of Lionfish; ongoing survey of the Lionfish continued – database, in water surveys, passive capture mechanism; and three papers prepared and presented on lessons learnt from the pilots.The project which commenced in October 2009 is slated to end in March 2014.By Chris Patterson, JIS Reporterlast_img read more

Pondy CM demands Lt Guvs resignation

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first_imgPuducherry: Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy on Sunday urged Kiran Bedi to quit as Lt Governor after the Madras High Court had recently held that the Lt Governor “cannot interfere in the day-to-day activities of the elected government in the union territory.”The High court had laid down very clearly that the Lt Governor had no powers to act independently and that she must work “in tandem with the Chief Minister and the Council of Ministers,” he told reporters here. He said the Madras High Court had given the historic verdict recently on a writ petition filed by Congress legislator K Lakshminarayanan questioning the Lt Governor`s interference in routine administration by elected government`. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra SinghReferring to various issues in which “interference by Bedi had impeded implementation of decisions of the cabinet,” the Chief Minister said she had put obstacles in implementation of the cabinet decision to write off farm loans due from ryots to the cooperative banks. He also pointed out that the government had approached the Union Home Ministry for its nod to write off crop loans and after getting approval “we could implement the decision.” Narayanasamy alleged that implementation of the free rice scheme was also obstructed by Bedi, who he said raised raising several “amusing and hypothetical queries.” He also listed various instances where intervention by the Lt Governor was a major ‘bottleneck’. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroadThe recent judgement of the Madras HC restricting the intervention of the Lt Governor was a “big relief and would prove very positive in implementing cabinet decisions,” he said. He said that the court had also pointed out that decisions taken by the cabinet could be communicated to the Lt Governor and not for her approval. The chief minister said he had information that Bedi was planning to go on appeal against the High court verdict reining in her intervention. “No appeal can be preferred by Bedi as administrator of Puducherry without the nod of the elected government,” he added. Narayanasamy who has been at loggerheads with Bedi on various administrative matters ever since she assumed charge in May 2016, said in a democracy “the elected government has the authorisation of the people and hence the Lt Governor cannot stand in the way of the implementation of the schemes decided by the cabinet.” Accusing Bedi of misusing her constitutional authority, he said as the HC had come out with clear picture of the powers of elected government she should quit office without any further loss of time.last_img

Breach of public trust

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first_imgOn May 6, the Panel of Judges appointed by Justice S.A. Bobde of the Supreme Court exonerated Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi of all allegations of sexual harassment levelled by an ex-employee of the Supreme Court and found ‘no substance’ in the woman’s complaint. The Committee comprised of Justice S.A. Bobde, Justice Indu Malhotra and Justice Indira Bannerjee, submitted its report to Supreme Court. However, astonishingly, the Committee did not give a copy of the report to the Complainant, citing an old case of Indira Jaising v. Supreme Court of India (2003) 5 SCC 494, wherein it was held that report of Committee constituted as part of the In-House Procedure, is not liable to be made public. But the same Committee thought it fit to give a copy of the report to the Chief Justice, against whom allegations of sexual harassment was made. Thus, curtains came down on the first part of the bizarre Kafkaesque drama that unfolded before the public in the last two weeks. On April 19 this year, the complainant, a 35-year-old ex-employee of the Supreme Court, sent an affidavit to 22 Judges of the Supreme Court complaining of sexual harassment and gross victimisation of her entire family at the hands of the Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi. It was a detailed affidavit, with 22 Annexures, including video recordings as well as referring to lots of witnesses. On April 20, in an unprecedented way, the Chief Justice set up a special bench comprising himself, Justice Arun Mishra and Justice Sanjiv Khanna, and lambasted the complainant, calling her names, casting aspersions on her credibility, citing ‘criminal antecedents’, and saying this was a ‘threat to judicial independence’. Though Chief Justice Gogoi sat on the bench, he did not sign the order passed that day, which was signed only by the other two judges, and was completely illegal in nature. Besides, the said hearing violated all the procedures known to law, including no one should be condemned without being heard, and one cannot be a judge in one’s own cause. Chief Justice Gogoi’s action of setting up the bench and seeking to destoy the complainant’s credibility was condemned by all, including the Supreme Court Bar Association, and the Supreme Court Advocates on Record Association. However, the drama had actually just begun. Owing to widespread criticism of how the complaint was initially handled, the second senior-most judge, Justice S.A. Bobde, was asked to handle the issue. On April 23, Justice Bobde constituted a committee of himself, Justice N.V. Ramanna, and Justice Indira Banerjee to look into the allegations, but there was no clarity on the procedure to be followed. If it were a committee formed in accordance with the In-House procedure, then whether it has jurisdiction over the Chief Justice of India was a question. If it were committee under the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013, then it has to follow all the rules laid down therein, including the Presiding person to be a woman. Further, the Complainant objected to the inclusion of Justice Ramanna, owing to his proximity to the Chief Justice, and Justice Ramanna justifiably recused himself, and Justice Indu Malhotra was inducted. It was hoped that with two women judges, the complaint would be handled in a sensitive and victim-friendly manner. However, the Committee failed to follow any procedural safeguards required in a sexual harassment enquiry. The Complainant was not allowed to bring a lawyer or a support friend, despite the fact that the allegations were made against the Chief Justice of India, and the Committee Judges were all junior to him. Further, the Complainant stated that the stress of last 6 months had a severe impact on her physical and mental health, resulting in loss of hearing in one ear, and she could not hear the judges properly and need a support person. Both her requests were denied, and she was constantly asked why she took so long to make the complaint. The Complainant realised that the Committee was not working towards securing justice to her, but to save the Chief Justice, and accordingly, she decided to withdraw from the proceedings on April 30, 2019. Unfazed, the Committee proceeded ex-parte, and continued with its ‘enquiry’, which resulted in the ‘clean chit’ on. It also believed that not all judges agreed with this complete violation of substantive and procedural due process. On May 2, Justice D.Y. Chandrachud is believed to have written to Justice S.A. Bobde that the Committee should not proceed with its enquiry in the absence of the Complainant, and should accept the Complainant’s request for a lawyer to be present or appoint an amicus in the case. It is still a solace to see one judge speaking out in the face of a judicial massacre of the principles of natural justice. The crisis that is plaguing the judiciary since last few years and reached enormous heights resulting in the press conference by four judges on January 12, 2018 has now totally engulfed the Apex Court. The present case has shown that the judiciary is now operating outside the bounds of the Constitution, and in complete cohorts with a majoritarian Executive. If the judges of Supreme Court act in a manner prejudicial to the rule of law and principles of justice then what hope does a common citizen have? Most important, this case has come to light few months after the #MeToo movement took place in India, and honest discussions on sexual harassment at the workplace started happening. What message the Supreme Court is sending out to the other powerful men in different places? That they can sexually harass with impunity? That law cannot touch the high and mighty? If the Supreme Court judges can violate each and every tenet of its own landmark judgment in Vishaka v. State of Rajasthan (1997) and the SHW Act, then why expect the Internal Complaint Committees in other workplaces to function better. As it is often said, the Supreme Court functions on the basis of the public trust in the judiciary. That trust is now almost broken. If the Court as an institution does not wake up now and rebuild the trust by conducting a fair and independent enquiry into the Complainant’s case, there will be no public left to do justice for. (Views expressed are strictly personal)last_img read more

Serena Williams Debate Is She the Best Female Athlete

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Serena Williams is sparking a sports-wide debate over her place in history. Is she the greatest female athlete of all time and if she isn’t what factors are working against her, real or imaginary? Being a female, black and with an attitude? Sports Illustrated writer Jon Wertheim said this,“I consider her achievements, her mental strength, her power, her (terminally underrated) court smarts, her longevity and the overall arc of her career and I reach the conclusion that she is the greatest of all time — a claim I made in 2010 and have gotten grief for ever since. No question in my mind: she is the greatest living female athlete. That she has played (check that: lived) independent of the establishment and conventional thinking makes her all the more admirable. I have no doubt that I will be telling my grandchildren about her.”Jon added, “I’ve long said that one of the real challenges of covering this sport is covering the Williams sisters, Serena in particular. There is so much complexity and contradiction. And, of course, there is the ever-present patina/prism of race. And let’s be clear: anyone who denies the element of race lives in a land of dragons and unicorns and stable ozone layers.”ESPN also took a stab at the debate. Watch the video clip below:We ask again, is Serena Williams the best female athlete of all time? read more

Klopp on Salah The defensive work is done for him

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first_imgJurgen Klopp believes that one of the main reasons that Mohamed Salah is thriving at Liverpool is due to the unselfishness of his teammatesThe Egypt international joined Liverpool from Serie A side AS Roma last summer for a second spell in the Premier League and has thrived under Klopp with Salah having now scored 29 league goals after netting the winner against Crystal Palace over the weekend.The former Chelsea forward has benefited from his teammates with Salah having had 122 shots this season compared to teammate, and fellow forward, Roberto Firmino’s 75.Klopp has now revealed that his teammates at Liverpool have actually absolved of any defensive tasks during the matches with Salah having only made nine tackles compared to Firmino’s 58.“I think Mo has made strides forward within this team through the way in which the team play and the way the other lads interact with him on the pitch: the way they look to him as such an important player and the way everyone unselfishly tries to play him in,” Klopp told UEFA.divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“The defensive work is done for him, that way he regularly gets into goalscoring positions.“With some of his goals he had to beat five men so I can’t say he profited a lot from what the others did, but with a lot of his other goals he did profit from it.“And I believe this interaction has allowed him to take the next step so everything’s gone well so far.”But despite the numerous amounts of goals he has scored this season, Salah has topped the charts for most big chances missed this season at 19.last_img read more

Bahamas Prime Minister Makes Visit to Texas to Identify Foreign Investment and

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first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#UnitedStates, January 23, 2018 – Texas – Please see link for the full Cabinet’s Office press statement on the Prime Minister’s visit to Austin and Houston, Texas.  Press.Statement000Photo caption: Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis, centre right, and his delegation departed Sunday, January 21, 2018 for Austin and Houston, Texas.Pictured at LPIA are for the delegation’s departure are, from left: OPM Permanent Secretary Jack Thompson, Minister of Foreign Affairs Darren Henfield, Minister of State for Grand Bahama Kwasi Thompson, Commissioner of Police Anthony Ferguson, Prime Minister Minnis, Senior Policy Advisor Joshua Sears (partially hidden), and Non-Resident Ambassador for Central American States Cornelius Smith.(Photo/Yontalay Bowe, Photographer/Social Media)center_img Release: Bahamas Governmentlast_img read more

72m needed to protect Rohingya women

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first_imgOxfam Oxfam, an international agency, on Tuesday called for 15 percent of new funding to be set aside for humanitarian programmes designed to better support Rohingya women and girls, including $72 million of the nearly half a billion dollars recently committed by the World Bank.The Rohingya women living in Bangladesh are developing health problems, missing out on aid and are at the greater risk of abuse due to unsafe and unsuitable facilities in many parts of the refugee camps, Oxfam warned.Currently, there is no standalone budget for meeting women’s specific needs in the overall emergency response.Speakers said this at a report launch event titled ‘One year On: Time To Put Women and Girls At The Heart Of The Rohingya Response’ held at RAOWA Complex in the city.State minister for foreign affairs M Shahriar Alam attended the event as the chief guest.Bangladesh government and agencies have provided emergency aid to more than 700,000 Rohingya people who have arrived over the past year, but the speed at which the world’s biggest refugee camp sprang up has made it difficult for the support to keep pace.More than a third of women surveyed by Oxfam and partner agencies said they did not feel safe or comfortable going to collect water or using toilets and shower cubicles — many of which lack a roof and a lockable door.Half the women and three quarters of adolescent girls said they did not have what they needed to manage their periods, including a female-only place to wash sanitary cloths without embarrassment, Oxfam said.As a result, women are going hungry and thirsty to avoid needing the toilet as frequently, suffering abdominal pain and infections by not relieving themselves or using unhygienic sanitary cloths, and resorting to defecation by their tents, which increases the risk of a major outbreak of disease — especially in the monsoon, according to the report.Poor facilities are also increasing the risk of sexual abuse and harassment. Hundreds of incidents of gender-based violence are reported each week.Oxfam’s advocacy manager in Cox’s Bazar Dorothy Sang said the breakneck speed at which the Rohingya refugee crisis unfolded meant that many emergency facilities were installed in a rush and women’s specific needs weren’t considered.Women and girls are now paying the price in terms of their wellbeing and safety.”This needs to be rectified urgently with substantial sums set aside to support and protect Rohingya women, such as lighting to improve safety, toilets and wash rooms that provide privacy, and extra assistance for the most vulnerable.”Single mothers whose husbands are missing or dead head-up one in six families in the Rohingya camps.They face specific problems in having to take on public roles that challenge cultural and religious assumptions about women’s place in society.Oxfam called for more to be done to support these vulnerable women, such as help collecting aid packages and more community dialogue about men and women’s traditional roles.Oxfam is working with local organisations and refugees to tailor its humanitarian response to more effectively support women and girls.This includes installing solar-powered lights along pathways, distributing portable solar lamps, running women’s groups to discuss issues like safety and early marriage, community work to tackle violence against women, and working with refugees to design new toilet facilities with features like lockable doors, shelves to keep clothes out of the mud, and screens to afford privacy.”The Bangladesh government should be commended for allowing Rohingya people to seek refuge in Cox’s Bazar. We join them and others in calling on Myanmar to address the discriminatory policies that are the root cause of this crisis,” Sang said.Close to a million Rohingya people have sought refuge in Bangladesh following a military campaign against them in Myanmar that has been described by UN officials as ‘ethnic cleansing’.last_img read more

3 killed dozens feared trapped in Mumbai building collapse

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first_imgMap of India’s Mumbai locating Bhendi Bazaar, where a four-storey residential building collapsed on Thursday. Photo: AFPAt least three people died and dozens were feared trapped when a building collapsed in India’s financial capital of Mumbai Thursday, after days of heavy rain swamped the city.Rescuers using diggers could be seen sifting through the remains of the four-storey residential building which gave way around 08:40 am (0310 GMT) in the densely populated area of Bhendi Bazaar.It was the latest deadly housing collapse to strike the teeming metropolis-shining a spotlight on poor construction standards in the Asian country-and came after heavy rains and inundations in the city killed 10 people.A spokesman for the Mumbai civic authority’s disaster control team said three bodies had been pulled from the rubble.“Three people are dead and thirteen injured have been rescued from the building collapse. Two firemen also have been injured during the rescue operations,” Tanaji Kamble, told AFP.An official in the control room of India’s National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) said dozens more were thought to be trapped, he added.“Forty people are believed to be stuck inside and a 43-member team is conducting rescue operations,” the official told AFP.He said eight or nine families were thought to have been living in the building.Building collapses are common in Mumbai, especially during the monsoon season from late June to September, when heavy rains lash the western Indian city.Severe downpours began on Tuesday and caused flooding across Mumbai and the neighbouring region of Thane.The collapse came as officials said the death toll from the floods was expected to rise above 10, despite the waters receding after better weather.“We are still on the lookout for more missing persons and the number may go up,” Santosh Kadam, spokesman for disaster control in Thane, told AFP.Bhendi Bazaar, a scruffy colonial-era market, is one of Mumbai’s most historic districts.It is currently undergoing a six-hundred-million-dollar redevelopment project that is set to replace hundreds of ramshackle, decades-old low-rise buildings with around a dozen glitzy new tower blocks.Mumbai has been hit by several deadly building collapses in recent years, often caused by shoddy construction, poor quality materials or ageing buildings.The city is particularly vulnerable to deadly collapse with millions forced to live in cramped, ramshackle properties because of rising real estate prices and a lack of housing for the poor.Activists say housing societies, private owners and builders often cut corners to save on costs. They also claim that corruption plays a part with officials sometimes knowingly certifying dilapidated buildings in return for money.In July, 17 people including a three-month-old baby, died when a four-storey building gave way in the northern suburb of Ghatkopar.In 2013, 60 people were killed when a residential block came crashing down in one of Mumbai’s worst housing disasters.last_img read more

Protesting students lay siege at Pragati Sarani again

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first_imgProthom AloProtests triggered by the death of Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP) student Abrar Ahmed Chowdhury continued on Wednesday.Around 30-35 students of different private universities gathered in front of Bashundhara Residential Area’s main gate and soon the number increased as they demonstrate to force the authorities accept their demands, including maximum punishment of the bus driver who killed Abrar on Tuesday, reports UNB.Other demands include checking papers of drivers on regular basis, making transport sector free from political influence, construction of foot overbridges, installing speed-breakers at risky points and stopping unfit vehicles from plying.Witnesses said hundreds of students from BUP, North South University and Siddheshwari College occupied the street just after 9am, halting traffic on the busy road.They shouted slogans demanding justice for Abrar, a first-year undergraduate international relations student.Abrar, son of Brig Gen (retd) Arif Ahmed Chowdhury, died after being run over by ‘Suprovat Paribahan’ bus in front of the Bashundhara gate around 7:15am on Tuesday.The agitating students also called for boycotting classes at all the educational institutions across the country on Wednesday and urged the students to take position in front of their respective institutions to express solidarity with the protesters’ demands.last_img read more

Stalker stabs nurse to death in broad daylight

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first_imgMap of ThakurgaoA young nurse was stabbed to death by a stalker at Madrasa Para village of Salandar union in Sadar upazila of Thakurgaon on Thursday.The deceased is Tanzina Akhter, 20, daughter of Hamid Ali of the village and a nurse of Grameen Eye Hospital in the city.Ashiqur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Thakurgaon Sadar police station, said a youth named Arman Hossain Jibon waylaid Tanzina and stabbed her severely when she was going to the hospital at 8.30am on 20 June, reports UNB.Hearing her screams, locals rushed in and rescued Tanzina. She was taken to Thakurgaon Sadar Hospital where doctors referred her to Rangpur Medical College Hospital. Tanzina AkhterShe succumbed to her injuries at the hospital on Thursday morning.Tanzina’s father Hamid Ali alleged that Jibon used to stalk different girls in the area. As Tanzina protested at the stalking, Jibon stabbed her.Police arrested Jiban after a case was filed with Thakurgaon Sadar police station.last_img read more

AKAs to Host 15th Annual Scholarship Crabfest

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first_imgThe Upsilon Tau Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority will host its 15th annual scholarship crabfeast on Aug. 22 from 8 p.m. to midnight at The Show Place Arena, 14900 Pennsylvania Ave., Upper Marlboro, Md. For ticket information, please contact Tania Davis @upsilontauomega crabfeast@gmail.com.last_img

Giant radio galaxy discovered by astronomers

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first_img More information: LOFAR MSSS: Discovery of a 2.56 Mpc giant radio galaxy associated with a disturbed galaxy group, arXiv:1702.01571 [astro-ph.GA] arxiv.org/abs/1702.01571AbstractWe report on the discovery in the LOFAR Multifrequency Snapshot Sky Survey (MSSS) of a giant radio galaxy (GRG) with a projected size of 2.56±0.07 Mpc projected on the sky. It is associated with the galaxy triplet UGC 9555, within which one is identified as a broad-line galaxy in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) at a redshift of 0.05453±1×10−5, and with a velocity dispersion of 215.86±6.34 km/s. From archival radio observations we see that this galaxy hosts a compact flat-spectrum radio source, and we conclude that it is the active galactic nucleus (AGN) responsible for generating the radio lobes. The radio luminosity distribution of the jets, and the broad-line classification of the host AGN, indicate this GRG is orientated well out of the plane of the sky, making its physical size one of the largest known for any GRG. Analysis of the infrared data suggests that the host is a lenticular type galaxy with a large stellar mass (log M/M⊙=11.56±0.12), and a moderate star formation rate (1.2±0.3 M⊙/year). Spatially smoothing the SDSS images shows the system around UGC 9555 to be significantly disturbed, with a prominent extension to the south-east. Overall, the evidence suggests this host galaxy has undergone one or more recent moderate merger events and is also experiencing tidal interactions with surrounding galaxies, which have caused the star formation and provided the supply of gas to trigger and fuel the Mpc-scale radio lobes. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Explore further Located some 820 million light years away from the Earth, UGC 9555 is a part of a larger group of galaxies designated MSPM 02158. Recently, a team of researchers led by Alex Clarke of the Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics in Manchester, U.K., has combed through the data provided by the Low Frequency Array (LOFAR) and uncovered new, important information about this distant disturbed galaxy group.The team has analyzed the data available in the LOFAR Multifrequency Snapshot Sky Survey (MSSS). It is the first northern-sky LOFAR imaging survey that covers the sky north of the celestial equator at frequencies from 119 to 158 MHz in eight separate 2.0 MHz bands. The images obtained as a part of the LOFAR MSSS allowed the scientists to distinguish a new giant radio galaxy.”We report on the discovery in the LOFAR Multifrequency Snapshot Sky Survey (MSSS) of a giant radio galaxy (GRG) with a projected size of about 2.56 Mpc projected on the sky,” the researchers wrote in the paper.GRG are radio galaxies with an overall projected linear length exceeding 6.5 million light years. They are rare objects grown in low-density environments. GRGs are important for astronomers to study the formation and the evolution of radio sources.The newly detected GRG which has not received any official designation yet has a projected linear size of 8.34 million light years. This makes it one of the largest GRGs known to date. Currently, with a projected size of approximately 16 million light years, the J1420-0545 holds the title of the largest giant radio galaxy discovered so far.The team noted that the newly detected GRG has integrated flux density at 142 MHz of 1.54 Jy over the whole dual-lobe emission, including underlying background point sources, which gives a total luminosity at 142 MHz of 11.6 septillion W/Hz.However, the available LOFAR MSSS and archival radio data are still insufficient to confirm the class of this GRG. Radio sources are divided into two classes: Fanaroff and Riley Class I (FRI), and Class II (FRII). “We cannot clearly classify this GRG as an FR-I or FR-II source based on its morphology in the MSSS and archival radio data. There are no conclusive enhancements of emission from the resolution of the MSSS data (without the contribution from unassociated point sources) from which to use the standard Fanaroff-Riley classification,” the paper reads.The researchers concluded that the luminosity suggests it is a borderline case between FRI and FR-II, although the large size and therefore old age contributes to a decreased luminosity. They hope that further data gathered from a deep LOFAR observation will clearly classify the properties of this GRG. LOFAR discovers new giant galaxy in all-sky survey (Phys.org)—An international team of astronomers reports the discovery of a new giant radio galaxy (GRG) associated with the galaxy triplet known as UGC 9555. The newly discovered galaxy turns out to be one of the largest GRGs so far detected. The findings were presented Feb. 6 in a paper published online on arXiv.org. © 2017 Phys.org Citation: Giant radio galaxy discovered by astronomers (2017, February 13) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2017-02-giant-radio-galaxy-astronomers.html Background SDSS image (composite from bands g, r and i) overlaid with white MSSS contours of the GRG at 2, 3, 4, 6 and 8 times the RMS noise (34 mJy/beam). NVSS contours are overlaid in red at 3, 5, 10 and 20 times the RMS noise (0.55 mJy/beam) revealing a bright part of the radio jet towards the north-east. The beam sizes are shown in the lower left. Credit: Clarke et al., 2017.last_img read more

All things Punjabi

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first_imgAfter three days of a delightful cultural extravaganza that left people wanting for more, the Punjabi Mela came to an end on Sunday(27 April) with high volatage performances of singers Mamta Joshi and Lakhwinder Wadali lighting up the last evening. The talents enthralled the whole mass present at the event.Apart from a blasting ending of the festival, the first evening  (25 April) saw performances by singers Gurmeet Bawa, Lachi and Glory Bawa and Jasbir Jassi. The people of Delhi turned up to devote their Saturday to a rocking Punjabi feast, where hugely popular Pakistani singer Shafqat Amanat Ali charmed the audience with his performance on the second day (26 April). Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Presented by the Punjabi Academy, the three-day festival showcased the vibrancy of the land of five rivers at the Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts where the best of Punjab was brought to the capital. Ranging from the traditional artefacts of Punjab like phulkari and Punjabi jutti to bhangra and giddha and mouth licking delicacies like Amritsari Kulcha. Over three days ethnic Punjabi items and artefacts like nale parande, bangles, wooden furniture and inlay items were put on display and sale in a perfect Punjabi Mela setting. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixCultural events like gatka, bazigar, dhadi, naqal, gidha, been, algoza dhol and bhangra vowed the audience while the evenings were devoted to Punjabi music.’Through this festival, we tried to create the atmosphere of a Punjabi village in a traditional mela-like setting where all the traditional artefacts of Punjab were displayed and sold. Punjab’s vibrant culture, its rich cuisine and soulful music, has always attracted people, and the people who turned up were delighted by the colorful display and songs and music. We hope to keep alive many of these traditions through such festivals,’  said Jawahar Dhawan, Secretary, Punjabi Academy.last_img read more

NHRC issues notices to Centre Delhi govt on newborns death

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first_imgThe National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued notice to the Centre and the Delhi government over the death of a newborn girl due to denial of treatment at three government hospitals, calling for a report on the matter within four weeks.Taking suo motu cognizance of media reports, the NHRC has sought a report from Union health secretary BP Sharma and Delhi health secretary Amar Nath, a NHRC statement issued on Tuesday said. According to media reports, a premature newborn girl at a private hospital, with under-developed lungs and weak organs, died after being denied treatment by three hospitals in Delhi on  Also Read – Company director arrested for swindling Rs 345 croreJuly 6.“She needed special care, including a ventilator for further treatment. Unable to bear the high cost of  further treatment at the private nursing home, her family members were constrained to take her from one government hospital to another by a CATS ambulance but could not get her admitted for treatment,” the NHRC said. Saying that the right to health was a “basic human right” and the state had a responsibility to fulfil this right, the commission said: “Any denial of this right and that too in the case of a newly born in a serious condition is abominable. Accordingly, it has issued notices to the Secretary, Union ministry of health and secretary, department of health and the government of Delhi calling for a report within four weeks in the matter.”  Also Read – Man who cheated 20 women on matrimonial websites arrestedThe commission said that reportedly, on being refused admission first at Kalawati Saran Children hospital on the grounds of non-availability of bed and ventilator, the family members of the child took her to Ram Manohar Lohia hospital where she was denied admission on the same grounds. “Hence, she was taken to Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan hospital. The situation was no different there either. In the process, they had travelled for more than three-and-a-half hours covering about 58 km. The delay in the treatment resulted in the death of the child in the ambulance itself,” the NHRC said.last_img read more

Depression does not spread Study

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first_imgBe rest assured that simply talking to or helping a friend who is suffering from depression would not affect your own mental health as depression does not spread from friend to friend, new research suggests. While depression does not ‘spread’, having enough friends with a healthy mood can halve the probability of developing, or double the probability of recovering from, depression over a six to 12 month period, the findings showed. “Our results suggest that promotion of any friendship between adolescents can reduce depression since having depressed friends does not put them at risk, but having healthy friends is both protective and curative,” said study lead author Edward Hill from University of Warwick in England. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The findings are the result of a study of the way over 2,000 teenagers in a group of US high schools influenced each others’ mood.  The researchers used a mathematical model to establish if depression spreads from friend to friend. Adolescents who have five or more mentally healthy friends have half the probability of becoming depressed compared to adolescents with no healthy friends, the researchers determined with the help of their mathematical model.The study was published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B.last_img read more