Australian Open: Rafael Nadal, Simona Halep face tricky draws

first_imgRafael Nadal, seeded top in the men’s draw was paired with Dominican Victor Estrella Burgos for the Australian Open, as Roger Federer will open his title defence against Slovenian Aljaz Bedene.WATCHWomen’s top seed Simona Halep of Romania faces Australian wildcard Destanee Aiava in the first round, with second seed Caroline Wozniacki starting out against Romanian Mihaela Buzarnescu.Serena Williams will not defend the women’s title having had her first child last year but 2008 champion Maria Sharapova, who failed a drugs test at the tournament in 2016, is back unseeded after a ban and will face Tatjana Maria. Simona HalepMen’s third seed Grigor Dimitrov will face a qualifier with Alexander Zverev, ranked fourth, playing Italian Thomas Fabbiano but with 2014 champion Stan Wawrinka, returning after a spell sidelines after surgery, in his section of the draw.Six-times Melbourne Park champion Novak Djokovic, seeded 14th after missing the back end of last season with an elbow injury, will take on American lefthander Donald Young with a potential tie against Wawrinka or Zverev in the quarter-final.(With inputs from Reuters)last_img read more

Fans slam Sanches after Swansea debut

first_imgRenato Sanches ‘Has he completed a pass yet?’ Fans slam Renato Sanches after Swansea debut Last updated 2 years ago 01:27 11/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(3) Renato Sanches Swansea City Getty Images Swansea City Swansea City v Newcastle United Newcastle United Premier League WTF The 20-year-old Portugal international disappointed for the Swans against Newcastle, and supporters were not impressed with the Bayern Munich loanee Renato Sanches’ debut for Swansea was certainly memorable. Unfortunately for the Portugal international, that doesn’t mean it was good.Making his first appearance for the Swans following a season-long loan move from Bayern Munich, there were hopes of the talented youngster immediately delivering on some of his promise for the Welsh side as they faced Newcastle on Sunday.Instead, the 20-year-old midfielder struggled in his debut, with perhaps his most noteworthy moment coming when he kicked a member of the opposition in the groin during  the 1-0 loss for the Swans . Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing And Twitter was not kind to Sanches as his performance was roundly criticised and often mocked by fans.Has Renato Sanches completed a pass yet? — FUN88 (@fun88eng) September 10, 2017 #renatosanches — Simon Thomas (@SimonThomasSky) September 10, 2017 In 28 minutes, Renato Sanches has given the ball away 14 times.Efficient. — bet365 (@bet365) September 10, 2017 Renato Sanchez making a big impact in the premier league — Brady Newstead (@bradynewstead) September 10, 2017 Renato Sanches’ Swansea debut… #SWANEW — NOW TV Sport (@NOWTVSport) September 10, 2017 Renato Sanches’ debut.. — Ellis – AwayDays (@ellis_platten) September 10, 2017 So many people on the TL talking about Renato Sanches. People finally opening their eyes and realizing he’s an awful footballer— Juan (@socraticjuan) September 10, 2017 That Renato Sanches debut was like your mate offering to loan you his supercar for a year, then this showing up on your drive. #SWANEW — Adam Tomas (@adzthomas) September 10, 2017 Renato Sanches has lost possession 14 times in 28 minutes. Welcome to the Premier League.— Mootaz Chehade (@MHChehade) September 10, 2017 Wondered why more PL clubs weren’t in for Renato Sanches.It’s a little clearer now. #SWANEW — Chris Wise (@chriswisey) September 10, 2017 You never get the second chance to make a first impression, but Sanches will hope to turn some of these doubters into believers next week when Swansea travel to Wembley to face Tottenham on Saturday.Swansea Double Chance 14/5 v Spurslast_img read more

Shaheen Shah Afridi: Pakistan cricket’s next superstar in the making

first_imgShaheen Shah Afridi: Pakistan cricket’s next superstar in the makingWorld Cup 2019: Shaheen Shah Afridi. Tall, good-looking and fast. The 19-year-old left-arm pacer brought back pleasant memories for Pakistan in the World Cup.advertisement Next India Today Web Desk LondonJuly 6, 2019UPDATED: July 6, 2019 20:56 IST Shaheen Shah Afridi took a 6-for against Bangladesh on Friday. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSShaheen Shah Afridi picked a six-for on Friday when Pakistan clashed against BangladeshOn July 5, Shaheen Afridi also became the youngest ever to pick a 5-wicket haul in a World CupShaheen picked 17 wickets in the World Cup 2019 as Pakistan failed to qualify for the semisShaheen Shah Afridi. Remember the name. The 19-year-old left-arm pacer was born in Khyber Agency in 2000, nearly a year after Pakistan lost to Australia in a one-sided World Cup final at Lord’s.In 2019, a strapping Shaheen Afridi led a spirited fight for Pakistan who had their backs against the wall after a disastrous star to their World Cup campaign. His baby face and good looks resonated with the cricketing globe.At a time when Pakistan cricket is struggling to keep up with the rest of the world, Shaheen Afridi brought back memories of a different era. Imran Khan. Wasim Akram. Good-looking men with the ability to bowl fast and scare batsmen.Pakistan were under the pump after their defeat to India on June 16. And they needed a miracle or four to stay in contention for a berth in the semi-finals.Shaheen Afridi had played his first ever World Cup match against Australia in Taunton on June 12 but he was overlooked for the game against India after conceding 2 for 70.With everything to play for, Afridi came back into the Pakistan playing XI and made an immediate impact.He picked 1 for 54 against South Africa before returning figures of 3 for 28 against New Zealand. Against Afghanistan, Afridi was virtually unplayable with figures of 4 for 47. By the time Pakistan took on Bangladesh for their final game, a semi-final berth was improbable but he made his mark with figures of 6 for 35.That was the best bowling figure by any Pakistani in World Cup history. Not just that, he is also the youngest to take a five-wicket haul in World Cups.advertisementIt was a disappointing World Cup campaign for Pakistan. They failed to qualify for the semi-finals for the second successive time in World Cups but Shaheen Afridi’s raw talent and charisma will give them hope.In 1992, 8 years before Shaheen Shah Afridi was born, Imran Khan inspired his country to World Cup triumph. 27 years ago, like in 2019, Pakistan were in deep trouble before fighting their way through to the final to defeat England.There were lots of similarities between 1992 and 2019. Pakistan’s streak of losses and wins were eerily similar. And Shaheen Shah Afridi played his part along with Mohammad Amir who took 17 wickets.But Amir played 8 matches.Afridi took his 16 wickets in only 5 matches in the World Cup. He was fast and he was lethal. Batsmen, in the years to come, will be wary of this young bowler from the land of Imran Khan, Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis and Aqib Javed.Shaheen Shah Afridi is one of the finds of this World Cup for Pakistan and make no mistake, he will be in focus as the country tries to find its feet once again in the cricket world.After finishing with a 6-wicket haul, Afidi said: “It means so much to have this record when you think of all the legends of Pakistan cricket. To be able to take six wickets at Lord’s is a very big moment for me and my family, it’s the Home of Cricket and a very special place.”We’ve played such good cricket in the last four matches and it’s disappointing it’s now over. This is my first World Cup, and the same for other players too, that is very good news for the future.”In the years to come, Shaheen Shah Afridi will be a fearsome bowler. With experience, he will develop his skills and pace. That has been true of all great pacers across history. That is how they started. That is how those legends – Imran Khan and Wasim Akram – started for Pakistan all those years ago.Shaheeh Shah Afridi. Remember the name. He is Pakistan cricket’s next big thing.Also Read | Pakistan teenage sensation Shaheen Afridi on his 6-wicket haul: It was incredibleAlso Read | Pakistan finish on a high but fail to reach World Cup 2019 semi-finalsAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow Shaheen Afridilast_img read more

Centre rushing 10000 troops to Kashmir valley to strengthen counterinsurgency ops

first_imgNew Delhi: The Centre has ordered rushing of about 10,000 central forces personnel to the Kashmir valley in order to strengthen counter-insurgency operations and law and order duties there, officials said on Saturday. They said the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has ordered the deployment of 100 companies of the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) on July 25 on an “immediate” basis.Officials said that 100 more companies are expected to be sent to the valley. One CAPF company comprises about 100 personnel. The latest units will be drawn from the CRPF (50 companies), SSB (30) and ITBP and BSF will contribute 10 each, they said. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c detailsThe ministry has said that these personnel will be deployed to strengthen the counter-insurgency grid and law and order duties in the Kashmir Valley, they said. They are being airlifted and sent by trains, officials said. It is understood that the new units will reinforce the strength of the security forces already present in the valley who are conducting the annual Amarnath Yatra and carrying out counter-terrorism operations daily, they added. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from ThursdayThe troops will be addition to about 65 regular battalions of the Central Reserve Police Force in the valley and over 20 other battalions of other forces deployed to conduct the yatra that will end on August 15. One CAPF battalion has about 1,000 personnel. The new strength of the troops will also help in the conduct of the Assembly polls in the state that are expected to be held in some time, they said. Meanwhile, Union minister G Kishan Reddy said on Saturday that the NDA Government has given a “free hand” to security forces to give a befitting reply to terrorists and Pakistan unlike in the past when India would be at the receiving end of their aggression,. Speaking at a function to mark the 81st Raising Day of CRPF in Hyderabad, the Union minister of state for home said that the government would deal with all internal security problems firmly and lauded the role of the force in containing Maoist violence.last_img read more

Police target contraband tobacco drugs and money laundering in mass arrests in

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe Surete du Quebec say nearly 60 arrests were made Wednesday morning targeting biker gangs and what they’re calling Aboriginal organized crime outfits on charges of selling contraband tobacco, drugs and money laundering.Raids took place in residences and shops, mainly located in the greater Montreal, the Laurentians, Lanaudiere, Monteregie and on Kahnawake in Quebec, as well as on Six Nations in Ontario.“Project Mygale is the largest ever made to date in America on tobacco smuggling, but also on cross-border crime between Canada and the United States,” said Capt. Frederick Gaudreau of the Surete du Quebec.Between August 2014 and March 2016, police seized 52,800 kg of tobacco, more than $ 1.5 million in cash from” illicit transactions in Canada,” 836 kg of cocaine, 21 kg of methamphetaminem 100 g of fentanyl and 35 pounds of cannabis.Police said they have evidence showing that the alleged criminal organization imported 158 ​​shipments, totaling 2,085,600 kilograms, of tobacco into Canada from the U.S. through the border crossings at Lacolle, Lansdowne and Fort Erie for sale on Kahnawke and Six Nations.According to Mohawk Council of Kahnawake and Kahnawake Peacekeepers, to their knowledge, no raids‎ have been conducted on their territory.Nearly 700 police were part of the operation, including the Canada Border Services Agency,  Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Ontario Provincial Police in Ontario, Montreal police, the United States’ Drug Enforcement Administration and municipal police services in Laval, Longueuil, Deux-Montagnes, Richelieu-Saint-Laurent, Chateauguay, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Roussillon, Therese-de-Blainville, Blainville, Saint-Eustache, Saint-Jerome, Mascouche, Terrebonne and Mirabel.last_img read more

Treasury head wife mocked for photo of them holding money

first_imgWASHINGTON – A photo of Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and his wife posing with a sheet of new $1 bills — the first notes bearing his signature — is prompting people to poke fun at them online.The Associated Press photo shows Mnuchin holding the sheet of money as his wife Louise Linton stands behind him, her gloved hands touching a corner.Some remarked that the pair resembled villains from the James Bond movie franchise. Others used the image to mock the Republican tax plan, which critics say would mostly benefit high earners and corporations.The pair prompted a public outcry this summer after revelations he requested a military jet to fly them to their European honeymoon. It never happened, but the department launched a review of Mnuchin’s use of government aircraft.last_img

Talks begin on UN study of health environmental impacts of Fukushima accident

26 September 2011Members of a United Nations task force looking into the health and environmental impacts of the accident earlier this year at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan today began discussions on how to move forward with their assessment. “This basically is a management meeting about how we assess the risks and effects,” said Wolfgang Weiss, Chair of the UN Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR), said in a news release issued in Vienna.Since the accident, which occurred in the wake of the earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan in March, the international community has mobilized to assess and apply lessons learned. It has discussed the issue at numerous forums and taken concrete steps, including the adoption by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) of an action plan to strengthen nuclear safety.Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon launched a UN system-wide study on the implications of the accident. In addition, national authorities have undertaken voluntary reviews of natural hazards facing their nuclear installations, and governments have reviewed safety standards and regulations.The Fukushima Assessment Task Force, which Mr. Weiss chairs, will look at a range of issues, including how much radioactive material was released, how the accident compares with other similar incidents such as Chernobyl, the effects on the environment and on foodstuffs, and the likely impact on human health.As well as assessing the effects in Japan from the accident, the study will also evaluate its effects in other countries.The task force is expected to provide preliminary findings to UNSCEAR’s annual session in May 2012 in an interim report, following which a final report will be submitted to the UN General Assembly in 2013.“We appreciate public concern about the effects of the accident but to provide a comprehensive and accurate assessment requires a methodical and painstaking process – we can’t afford to rush,” said Mr. Weiss. UNSCEAR is a committee of world-renowned scientists from 21 Member States designated by the General Assembly to conduct regular evaluations of the levels of exposure from all sources of ionizing radiation and the associated health and environmental effects. In a related development, the IAEA is setting up a nuclear safety action team to oversee prompt implementation of the 12-point action plan, drawn up in the wake of the Fukushima accident, and ensure proper coordination among all stakeholders. A key element of the plan is an agreement by all Member States with nuclear power programmes to promptly undertake a national assessment of the design of nuclear power plants, focused on the lessons learned from Fukushima, and to take corrective action where necessary.The agency has already started implementing its responsibilities under the plan, including development of an IAEA methodology for stress tests for nuclear power plants that should be ready in October. read more

Feature UN findings flag violence abuse of older women accused of witchcraft

Throughout history, women described as witches have been persecuted, tortured and murdered.According to an upcoming UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) report on aging, citing civil society organizations, that practice continues today.Witchcraft accusations that are used to justify extreme violence against older women are reported in 41 African and Asian countries, including Burkina Faso, Cameroon, India, Kenya, Malawi, Nepal and Tanzania. Older widows are often those most at risk.Older women are at particular risk due to widespread discriminatory attitudes and practices, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says in his message on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. I call on Member States to enact and enforce stronger laws and strategies to address all aspects of this under-acknowledged social, public health and human rights issue.The UN General Assembly, in its resolution 66/127, designated June 15 as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. It represents the one day in the year when the whole world voices its opposition to the abuse and suffering inflicted to some of our older generations.The main forms used for categorizing abuse of older persons include: neglect, physical abuse, sexual abuse, psychological abuse and financial abuse or exploitation.But there is no clear picture of the actual scope of the neglect, violence and abuse of older women, its complexity and diversity, UN DESA has said. The UN World Health Organization (WHO) says that abuse is under-reported by as much as 80 percent.A UN working group on ageing has been established by the General Assembly aimed at strengthening protection of human rights of older persons, but experts on elderly abuse have stressed the need for define what constitutes abuse of older women.The global population of people aged 60 years and older is expected to more than double, from 542 million in 1995 to about 1.2 billion in 2025. The share of older persons (aged 60 years or older) in the total population increased from 9 per cent in 1994 to 12 per cent in 2014, and is expected to reach 21 per cent by 2050.And the incidence of abuse towards older people is predicted to increase as many countries are experiencing rapidly ageing populations.Barbara Crossette, former New York Times Bureau chief of the United Nations who moderated a key panel discussion during a UN population conference at UN headquarters two months ago drew attention to the fact that gender-based violence is now taking the form of so-called elder abuse, especially of women who are living longer than men.The time is fast approaching when a more focused institutional response will be necessary certainly for women, who are already the least able globally to cope with the hardships of old age and most in need of societal support, Ms. Crossette said. read more

EScooter crackdown as Met Police launches first operation to target the machines

Almost 100 people were caught illegally riding electric scooters in London this week as the Metropolitan Police staged its first operation targeting the machines.The majority of riders received a warning but 10 were fined and had their scooters seized due to aggravating factors such as speeding or breaking red lights. A spokeswoman for the Met said the force has been focusing on policing motorised-scooters since April but launched designated checkpoints for the first time this week. It comes following the death of TV presenter and Youtuber, Emily Hartridge. The 35-year-old was struck by a lorry in Battersea while riding her e-scooter on July 12, making her the first person in the UK to be killed while riding an e-scooter. The following day a 14-year-old boy suffered a serious head injury after crashing into a bus stop in Beckenham, south-east London.One of the riders caught during Friday’s operation, David Carboni, said it was “a little bit shocking” to be given a warning. An e-scooter rider pushes his e-scooter after being stopped by a police officer in Islington “They’re such good vehicles for the city. They’re reducing congestion, they’re reducing pollution. You really want to be able to have something like this to use,” Mr Carboni, who bought his e-scooter last week, said.Chief Superintendent, Colin Wingrove head of roads and transport policing at the Metropolitan Police said the public must be made aware of the risks associated with e-scooters which are only authorised for use on private land and are banned from being ridden on pavements and roads.  He led an operation at a busy Islington junction in North London on Friday morning during which three riders were stopped and issued with warnings. Mr Wingrove said legalising public e-scooter use “is not as easy as flicking a switch”. “For the time being, we’ll educate the public, advise, and where we need to we will take enforcement action,” he said. An e-scooter rider pushes his e-scooter after being stopped by a police officer in IslingtonCredit:Yui Monk/PA 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

UPDATE AIB cards hit with problems again today

first_imgUpdated 7.30pmDEBIT CARD HOLDERS are experiencing problems with their cards for the second day in a row.A spokesperson told that the problem relates to AIB debit card holders trying to access their money from non-AIB ATMs.In a statement this evening, the bank said:“AIB wishes to advise that we are currently experiencing some issues with our debit cards. AIB debit cardholders are unable currently to withdraw cash at other banks ATMs.“Customers are able to use their AIB Debit cards to withdraw cash at AIB ATMs, point of sale terminals and on online shopping channels.However, AIB customers using AIB ATMs could be impacted if they have previously attempted to withdraw funds at a non-AIB ATM earlier today, where the total value of their attempts is greater than the daily €600 ATM withdrawal limit.“At midnight, AIB customers’ €600 ATM daily withdrawal limit will be reset. Cashback at point of sale continues to be available subject to retailer policy up to €100 per transaction…“We are investigating this issue and will take all necessary steps to resolve as quickly as possible. AIB apologises to all customers for any inconvenience caused by this issue.”Credit cards are working as normal.A similar issue caused problems for the bank yesterday, but was resolved.First published 1.39pm; Additional reporting Sinéad O’CarrollRead: Issue with AIB debit cards ‘has been resolved’ says banklast_img read more

Defense lawyers in OR bomb plot suggest entrapment

first_imgPORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Lawyers for a young man accused of trying to detonate a bomb at a Portland, Ore., holiday tree-lighting ceremony suggest in court filings that they plan to argue that the FBI tried to steer their client into a crime.The Oregonian reports that Mohamed Mohamud’s lawyers asked Monday in federal court that the government disclose how it trains agents for undercover operations, particularly stings such as the one that led to Mohamud’s arrest.They asked for any materials “regarding the issue of entrapment,” adding that serious questions exist about their client’s “vulnerability, predisposition and inducement.”The now-20-year-old Somali American is charged with attempting to ignite a weapon of mass destruction at Portland’s Nov. 26 holiday tree-lighting ceremony. He has pleaded not guilty.The men he thought were his coconspirators were really FBI agents and there was never a real explosive device.Prosecutors have until April 7 to respond.Information from: The Oregonian, http://www.oregonlive.comlast_img read more

Lottery decline hurts Belle Corp bottom line despite rising revenues from City

first_img Pacific Online says operators still in dark as government confirms 21,000 Philippines lottery outlets closed Aristocrat launches biggest linked jackpot in the Philippines at City of Dreams Manila Belle Corp subsidiary extends equipment lease deal in wake of Duterte lifting Philippines lotto ban RelatedPosts Load More Philippines real estate firm Belle Corp saw its revenue fall 7% in the six months to 30 June 2019, negatively impacted by a decline in its lottery equipment business despite seeing gains from its share of revenue at City of Dreams Manila.Releasing its half-year results late Friday, Belle Corp revealed that its 50.1%-owned subsidiary Pacific Online Systems Corporation had seen revenues fall 49% to Php559 million (US$10.9 million) due to competition from the Small Town Lottery. Pacific Online leases online betting equipment to the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) for its lottery and keno operations.“Pacific Online is working closely with the PCSO and its network of agents to boost the attractiveness of the pari-mutuel games it offers, and is working to implement cost efficiency measures across its operations,” said Belle Corp in a statement issued shortly before Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte show down the nation’s lotteries on Friday.Belle Corp’s results were nevertheless aided by continued growth at City of Dreams Manila, with the company’s casino subsidiary, Premium Leisure Corp (PLC), booking a 9% increase its share in the gaming earnings of City of Dreams Manila to Php1.88 billion (US$36.8 million). PLC has a revenue share agreement with City of Dreams Manila operator Melco Resorts & Entertainment.Belle Corp also saw a 4% increase in revenues from its real estate operations to Php1.75 billion of which Php1.33 billion came from the lease of the land and buildings comprising City of Dreams Manila to Melco – representing a 16% year-on-year increase.last_img read more

Training Range Infrastructure Inadequate Committee Warns

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR The Pentagon needs to take a close look at its training ranges — including land, sea and airspace — to determine where they need to be modernized, as the infrastructure has not kept pace with advances in combat and weaponry, according to report language in House Armed Services Chair Mac Thornberry’s portion of the fiscal 2019 defense authorization bill. “Modern war demands extensive training on weapons employment and target identification, as potential adversaries possess complex air defenses and highly sophisticated electronic countermeasures. However training ranges lack sufficient capability and capacity to support full-spectrum training requirements, including the replication of near-peer adversaries capabilities,” according to the committee.To ensure DOD’s training range infrastructure is keeping up with competitive demands, the committee directs the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to assess:the extent to which DOD has identified the current capacity of training range infrastructure to meet the military services’ demand for range access;the extent to which DOD has evaluated the training range infrastructure to determine whether it is sufficient to conduct training against near-peer adversary capabilities; andthe extent to which DOD has developed a comprehensive strategy and investment plan to improve the availability and sufficiency of training ranges to meet the department’s training needs.The committee also directs GAO to brief it by Feb. 1, 2019, on the findings of its review.Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Allyson Mannerslast_img read more

Implementation of 10 EBC quota in professional courses

first_imgKakinada: MLC Illa Venkateswara Rao demanded for implementation of 10 per cent EBC reservations in the ongoing engineering, medical and allied courses in AP. On behalf of PDF MLCs, I Venkateswara Rao on Tuesday appealed to the state government to prepare a plan for the implementation of EBC reservations in the ongoing professional course admissions in the state.last_img

Hakim files nomination for ward 82 bypoll

first_imgKolkata: Mayor Firhad Hakim filed his nomination on Friday, for the by-election in ward 82 which is scheduled to be held on January 6, 2019. The seat fell vacant after sitting Trinamool Congress councillor of ward 82 Pranab Biswas resigned on health grounds. The octogenarian councillor had submitted his resignation to KMC chairperson Mala Roy a few days ago. Hakim said Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee has asked him to contest from ward 82 and he would do his best to serve the people. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeHakim, who is the state Urban Development and Municipal Affairs minister, became a councillor in 2000. Later, he became Member, Mayor-in-Council (Roads). Trinamool has 121 councillors in the 144 member civic board. It had 122 members when the civic election was held in 2015. Sailen Dasgupta of ward 117 died, the by-election for which will be held on December 16. There are 14 Left Front councillors, while BJP and Congress have 5 and 2 respectively. The amendment to the KMC Act, 1980 stipulates that a Mayor can be a non-councillor but he or she will have to win a by-election within 6 months after resuming office.last_img read more

Three Mexican nationals saved from death sentence in Malaysia

first_imgMalaysia — Three Mexican nationals have had their death sentences commuted to 30 years in prison after being sentenced to hanging.José Regino, Luis Alfonso and Simón González Villarreal, the three González Villareal brothers, were detained in Malaysia in 2008 on drug charges after being detained in a factory where drugs were processed.They argued that they were cleaning staff and unaware that the factory was a drug lab. In March of 2008, the three brothers left their families in exchange for a job that offered to pay them $903 USD per month.The Sultan of Johor, Ibrahim Iskandar, commuted the death penalty for the three Mexican nationals this week after working with the Foreign Ministry and its embassy in Malaysia. In 2015, the trio were sentenced to death by hanging, however now, they will serve a 30-year prison sentence.The González Villareal brothers are from the state of Sinaloa. They were arrested in 2008 during a raid of a factory in the city of Johor Bahru on the border with Singapore. They, along with other factory workers, were accused of drug trafficking after authorities say they found 29 kilos of methamphetamine near their workplace.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more

2 lanes open on N3 after fatal crash

first_imgTwo lanes have been opened after the fatal crash earlier today (March 28), one lane being contraflow.There is a backlog of vehicles up to 10km long and motorists are urged to be patient while traffic flow is restored to normal conditions.Initial story: Warning: Total road closure on N3 after vehicles collideUpdate: Update: N3 closed off after fatal collision at Van ReenenClean-up operations in the other lanes will continue until late tonight. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there!last_img

Regional airline Air Southwest has celebrated the

first_imgRegional airline Air Southwest has celebrated the launch of flights to Plymouth and Newquay from London City Airport.The twice-daily service began yesterday (April 20th), with people in the capital now having the chance to arrive in the far south-west in little more than one hour.Peter Davies, Air Southwest’s managing director, said that the carrier is “revolutionising” air travel between London and the south-west and giving passengers “a real choice”.”These flights fit the busy working lives of our business customers and are ideal for London City passengers looking to visit friends and family or make the most of a short break in Cornwall and Devon without the high costs of the eurozone,” he commented.The airline revealed that 5,000 seats have been sold for the flights, with tickets costing from £29.Operating twice-daily on weekdays, the route will also run once a day on Sundays.VLM airlines will launch new flights to Nantes from the Docklands airport on April 27th. ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedAir Southwest to launch new flight to Newquay from London CityAir Southwest will introduce a new twice-daily flight to Plymouth and Newquay from London City Airport on April 20th.Air Southwest introduces first stage of new development planRegional airline Air Southwest is launching a new development plan as it continues to grow from its base at Plymouth City Airport.Air Southwest flights to London City proving a successIncreasing numbers of business passengers are using Air Southwest’s route to London City Airport from Newquay and Plymouthlast_img read more

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