Twelve AK-47 rifles recovered from well in Bihar’s Munger district

first_imgTwelve 12 AK-47 rifles were recovered on Thursday night from a well in a village in Munger district of Bihar. Two weeks ago, eight AK-47 rifles were seized from the same district. Munger has become a hub of manufacturing units and smuggling den of illegal country-made weapons.Acting on a tip-off, a team led by Additional SP (Operations) Rana Navin raided and recovered the weapons from a well at Bahiyar village located between Bardah and Taufir villages of the district. Bardah has been the centre of illegal gun manufacturing units and a weapon smuggler’s den. Police stated that all the rifles were smuggled from the Central Ordnance Depot (COD) in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, and are in good condition.“Earlier, we had arrested Tanvir Alam from Hazaribagh district in Jharkhand. It was on his input that a raid was conducted last night at village Bahiyar and 12 AK-47 rifles were recovered from a well,” Munger Superintendent of Police (SP) Babu Ram told local journalists. “With this, the number of AK-47 series of rifles seized in Munger has gone up to 20,” he added. The Munger police have arrested five persons, including a woman, in connection with the recovery of the cache of AK-47 rifles.“All of them were smuggled from the COD in Jabalpur,” said the police. “The Madhya Pradesh police is keeping track of those who had smuggled the rifles from COD since 2012. We’re focusing on the receivers and purchasers of those rifles,” said the SP. While the Jabalpur police have arrested one storekeeper of COD Suresh Thakur, a retired army armourer Purushottan Rajak and two others in this case, the Munger police have arrested five persons, including a woman in connection with the recovery of huge cache of sophisticated AK-47 rifles, he said.A cottage industryBradah, located on the banks of the Ganga, for long, has been the centre of illegal arms manufacturing units and den of smugglers. “Manufacturing illegal weapons has been like a cottage industry in this village. One can get a re-make of any sophisticated weapon here, sometimes better than the original,” a local journalist Awadhesh Kumar Singh told The Hindu. However, of late, the villagers have shifted their manufacturing base either to Malda district in West Bengal and bordering areas of Jharkhand due to mounting police pressure and easy availability of the materials. But, “they still assemble the parts here and sell them off to couriers easily as Munger is connected with mainline railway network,” Mr. Singh added. “Made in Munger illegal guns have made their presence felt in murders in almost every part of the country,” said a retired police official.last_img read more

Defense wins games for GlobalPort in streak

first_imgAsian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed View comments LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:46US defense chief agrees it’s time to take another look at defense pact with PH00:50Trending 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 Read Next “Our offense just flowed and we stayed aggressive on defense.”The Batang Pier defense kept the Elite in check for the majority of the game as they jumped to a 31-point lead numerous times in the fourth quarter en route to their second straight win in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutFor Anthony, the victory further justified coach Pido Jarencio’s pleas early in the conference to GlobalPort to double down on defense, something which the team has done in the past two outings which both ended up in victories.“When we hold teams below 100 points, those are the two games we win,” said the 31-year-old. “Offense is going to flow because we got guys who can shoot. Some games they won’t drop, but other games it will. But as long as the ball moves, we take the right shots, and play together, we’ll get the win.” Anthony feels that his team is slowly getting its groove after a 0-2 start.“I feel like we started off poorly with NLEX. We kind of grew and had a good game against Ginebra but fell through the end. Then we’ve been building on our two wins, and a lot of it is because of our chemistry. We have a lot of new guys and a new coach, so our chemistry’s building and it’s getting better every day,” he said.However, the tougher challenges are still ahead for the Batang Pier, and it starts next Wednesday against San Miguel.Anthony thinks GlobalPort’s performance against the reigning three-time Philippine Cup champs will dictate how the team will fare this conference.“They’re going to be the team to beat and definitely a barometer. We’ve got some time to get better, so we’ve got to keep working on our weaknesses and continue to get better every day,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraqcenter_img 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netHe may have shot the lights out on Friday night, but Sean Anthony said that the credit for GlobalPort’s 101-76 rout of Blackwater should go to his team’s defense.“We held them under 80 points and that was the key,” said Anthony, who ignited the blowout with his 6-of-10 shooting from beyond the arc to finish with 22 points, 21 coming in the first half, alongside seven rebounds, five assists, and two steals in the 25-point victory.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH SMB stays unscathed, escapes NLEX John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Team Lakay aspiring for Manny Pacquiao’s longevity

first_imgLOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Eduard Folayang, the current ONE lightweight king, said winning titles across different divisions the way Pacquiao did is near impossible to pull off in MMA.“Boxing and mixed martial arts are two different sports, so it will be hard to replicate his success in being a world champion in as many weight classes,” Folayang said. “There’s a huge gap in weight in each division in mixed martial arts.”But aiming to have the same staying power as Pacquiao’s is tough but achievable for Folayang. “What I hope to accomplish instead is to be a world champion for as long as he is. He encourages me to stay healthy, long enough to compete in a world championship at 40,” said Folayang.“Everything he is right now is a result of his hard work and perseverance. His story inspires all of us in Team Lakay.”ADVERTISEMENT TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss View comments NorthPort teammates blown away by Robert Bolick: ‘He’s not even a rookie’ LATEST STORIES Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola?center_img SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Photo from ONE ChampionshipJAKARTA, Indonesia—Team Lakay doesn’t have to look far for an added source of motivation in its fighters’ bid to remain as world champions for as long as they could.Filipino boxing legend Manny Pacquiao has been one of the best boxers of his generation for the longest time and although, he’s not the same fighter he once was when he conquered one division after another, he’s still a world champion even at age 40.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ That longevity is what the warriors of Team Lakay are aspiring to emulate on the MMA stage.“Manny Pacquiao is an inspiration to all of us in Team Lakay. We all saw how he rose from from poverty to superstardom,” said Team Lakay headmaster Mark Sangiao.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“If we can, we would love to replicate the duration of his title reign. We also hope to compete at that level on a global stage at 40 years old.”  Pacquiao won his first world title as a flyweight in 1998 then, went on to claim seven more major belts to become the sport’s only eight-division champion after dismantling Antonio Margarito for the WBC light middleweight crown in 2010. On Sunday (Manila time), the fighting Senator is defending his WBA (regular) strap against Adrien Broner in Las Vegas. SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionlast_img read more

Maurizio Sarri Confirms Cristiano Ronaldo Will Miss Juventus’ Trip to Atalanta

first_imgCristiano Ronaldo will not be fielded when Juventus take on Atalanta in Serie A on Saturday, manager Maurizio Sarri confirmed ahead of the game on Friday.Ronaldo sprung a controversy after Juventus’ last game ahead of the international game when he reacted angrily to being substituted and reportedly even left the stadium before the final whistle. However, he reached an incredible 99 international goals for Portugal in the Euro 2020 qualifiers and was expected to be back in action for Juventus. However, Ronaldo had admitted that he was not a 100 per cent fit and was playing “in limits for the past three weeks”.On Friday, Sarri said that Ronaldo had made the club aware that he was still not feeling completely fit and hence, will not be risked.”There is no need for clarification with Cristiano Ronaldo. At certain times, the players must be left to recover and cool down. The problem is that on Tuesday he told us that he is still not well. The goal is to have him back for the Champions League,” Sarri said in the press conference.Sarri also spoke about the other injury issues with the team but added that Miralem Pjanic and Blaise Matuidi will be available for selection.”I have some players with ailments. Alex Sandro’s problem is less serious than it had initially seemed, while we have an adductor problem Adrien Rabiot and Juan Cuadrado. Miralem Pjanic will be available. Blaise Matuidi still feels a little pain, but he does more than that. Yesterday he played the whole training session with us, he’s available.”Juventus are currently sitting on top of the Serie A table with 32 points from 12 games. Inter Milan are just a place and a point below them. The two are far ahead of the third-placed Lazio, who have 24 points from 12 matches. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. cristiano ronaldofootballJuventusMaurizio Sarri First Published: November 22, 2019, 6:30 PM ISTlast_img read more

Europe, beware! Man City are the real deal

first_imgManchester City Europe, beware! Man City slicker but also stronger than last season Sam Lee Last updated 2 years ago 05:03 10/18/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(29) Manchester City Napoli 17102017 Getty Manchester City UEFA Champions League Yaya Touré İ. Gündoğan Kevin De Bruyne Raheem Sterling Leroy Sané Sergio Agüero Guardiola Premier League Manchester City v Napoli Napoli Opinion It was not as breathtakingly beautiful a performance as the Blues have been putting in in recent weeks but they showed they are made of stronger stuff For 30 minutes it seemed as if we were set for another evening of magical Manchester City football.Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus scored the type of goals they, and their team-mates, have been scoring for fun in recent weeks, while Kevin De Bruyne was centimetres from curling in another sublime effort which would have rubber-stamped his position as England’s finest player.In the end, it did not all pan out as well as Pep Guardiola would have hoped. Napoli missed a first-half penalty at 2-0, then scored a second-half penalty at 2-0, making life for City far less comfortable than it had appeared in the opening exchanges. In the end, they were trying to keep the ball in the corner, like mere mortals. 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Yet, in a way, it served as further evidence that this City side, despite what many are predicting, will not fall away like they did last season; that they are the real deal.Lorenzo Insigne Manchester City Napoli Champions LeagueIt should go without saying that they will not win every game, and they could yet be troubled by injuries (as any team could), but those cautioning against “getting carried away”, or using last season’s evidence as proof that Guardiola’s men will suddenly implode, are barking up the wrong tree.Yes, City also started last season by winning their first 10 games in all competitions, with full-backs coming into midfield and everything looking rosy.First of all, though, they were playing nowhere near the standard they have set in the last month or so. Last season they were playing well, but a lot of the time it was good Premier League football. This is phenomenal football. One is tempted to say that this is Pep Guardiola football.Citizens 6/1 for historic CL winThey are simply much better than they were last year. And that leads us on to the next point.Guardiola will not force completely new, considerably tougher tactical demands on his players in the coming weeks, as he did last October. The squad was ill-equipped to cope the big shift to three-at-the-back because the full-backs were simply not capable of doing what Guardiola wanted, and he did not revert to a back four until it was too late and they were out of the title race.The other side of this coin – the most pertinent point and the thing that City’s rivals should really be concerned about – is that the players have come through last season’s troubles and are better for it. Guardiola stuck to his guns through the tough times, there was no equivocation and, as a result, the squad know what Guardiola wants, and they know how to do it.They are succeeding now because they failed then. The reason they fell apart then is the reason they will not fall apart now.And then there are the individuals. Claudio Bravo played a huge part in City’s downfall, with his knack of not just letting in most shots that came at him, but doing so at exactly the wrong moments. Ederson, by contrast, is an impenetrable wall. And his distribution is even better than that of Bravo, who never really had a problem in that department anyway.Dries Mertens Manchester City Napoli Champions LeagueMuch has been written about City’s new full-backs and indeed they are far better than any of last season’s options. The same goes for Fabian Delph, a ‘new full-back’ in a different sense.John Stones looks a new man in this set-up, too. Not because he is offered more protection, because he isn’t, he just simply looks stronger and smarter. And superb in possession. Nicolas Otamendi’s improvement has been even more marked. Quite simply he has been excellent.David Silva, although a little sloppy on Tuesday, is perhaps playing the best football he has ever played. De Bruyne, as already mentioned, is the best player in the Premier League and up there with the very best in Europe. Guardiola seems to have fixed his side’s problems in front of goal, too. Last season, his wingers were crossing to one central striker, who could easily be crowded out. Now, the full-backs, or David Silva, are crossing from the by-line to three or four forwards stationed in the box.So many of City’s attacking players have so many goals and assists because they are so close to the goal they simply cannot miss. So it proved for both goals on Tuesday. They are almost trademark City goals now.Yet for those early goals they did not do what they have done in recent weeks; they did not capitalise on those early strikes and register a convincing victory. The Italian press at the Etihad Stadium were raving about Guardiola’s side, probably because they know how good this Napoli side are (a point that should not be forgotten), though the eventual scoreline will hardly send reverberations around Europe.That shows that there is still a lot of work to do. Of course there is. Guardiola admits as much himself – another scary prospect for the rest.But while they did not produce their best, and they could not control the ball enough to allow themselves a comfortable end to the match, they did not allow themselves to be bullied, they did not err, as they did last season.You could reel off a list of games where City did exactly that in 2017-18 – after Monaco away there were calls for Guardiola to change his ways. Yet it is because of those games that they will so rarely be pulled apart again. Guardiola did not change his ways, the City players stuck with him, and we are seeing the benefits. This team is made of stronger stuff.last_img read more

‘Maradona had better Argentina team-mates than Messi’

first_imgLionel Messi should not be compared unflatteringly to Diego Maradona because his Argentina team-mates are not up to the job.That is the view of former AC Milan, Real Madrid and England boss Fabio Capello as Messi’s Copa America hopes hang by a threat.Argentina face Paraguay in Belo Horizonte on Wednesday, having suffered a sapping 2-0 defeat to Colombia in their first Group B game. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Barcelona great Messi has never won a major honour with his country – a wait that looks set to continue on current form.This factor sees him stack up unfavourably in the eyes of many fans when compared to Maradona, who majestically inspired La Albiceleste to glory at the 1986 World Cup.”People talk about both, but Maradona’s Argentina were stronger and had more quality than Messi’s,” Capello told Radio Marca.”He’s had good players in front of him, but in midfield and behind he has missed a defence. That’s the important problem.”Messi is extraordinary, he lives thinking about playing and not about business, like for example Neymar does.”Messi’s compatriot and Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone agrees his country’s problems lie with the collective.”Messi can find a solution in a game at any time but he needs a team,” Simeone told Fox Sports.”The players who are with Messi have to understand the potential they have, which is huge and it’s in the personality of each player.”[Messi] needs each one of those who make up the team to feel secure and confident when they are around him.”I have no doubt about Messi’s class and stature, and he is going to adapt to any situation because he wants to win.”last_img read more

The Season’s First College Football Playoff Rankings Are Here

first_imgA general view during the national anthem prior to the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Clemson Tigers.TAMPA, FL – JANUARY 09: A general view during the national anthem prior to the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Clemson Tigers at Raymond James Stadium on January 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images)The first College Football Playoffs rankings are here. After nine weeks of college football action, the College Football Playoff committee convened to determine the top 25 teams in the nation.Alabama is the unquestioned No. 1 program in the nation and currently sits at the top of the playoff rankings. Following closely – or not so closely – are the Clemson Tigers.After that, the rankings get muddied.Take a look at the full top 25 below.Here’s the full #CFBPlayoff Top 2️⃣5️⃣ rankings for games played through October 27.Is your team in? ? pic.twitter.com/CnmGi1MMVx— College Football Playoff (@CFBPlayoff) October 30, 2018It’s interesting to note that the team ranked No. 1 in the first College Football Playoff rankings has never won the College Football Playoff. Can Alabama be the first team to buck the trend?The Crimson Tide will get its toughest test of the season as Nick Saban and company travel to Baton Rouge to take on rival LSU in Death Valley. The Tigers sit at No. 4 in the committee’s first rankings and could conceivably become the No. 1 team in the nation with a win over Alabama this weekend.last_img read more

World Cup 2019: India will beat Pakistan again, says Kapil Dev

first_img Next World Cup 2019: India will beat Pakistan again, says Kapil DevIndia and Pakistan will face each other in the most anticipated clash of World Cup 2019 on June 16 in Manchester. Both teams have faced each other six times in the World Cup and each time, Men in Blue have come out on top.advertisement Indo-Asian News Service New DelhiJune 12, 2019UPDATED: June 12, 2019 18:51 IST India have never lost to Pakistan in a ICC World Cup match (Reuters Photo)1983 World Cup winning India captain Kapil Dev has said that he sees Virat Kohli and boys as favourites in their upcoming 2019 World Cup clash against Pakistan.”We have started very well by winning the first two matches comfortably,” said Kapil on Wednesday. “Hopefully the team continues playing in this manner and the weather doesn’t cause any problems.”India’s match against Pakistan is scheduled to be played on June 16 before which India play New Zealand on Thursday. The Virat Kohli-led team has played South Africa and Australia thus far and won both matches. “I hope the team plays to the best of its abilities. India will certainly win the match because they are playing better at the moment.”In my time Pakistan used to be favourites whenever we played them. Today it is India who are the better team — we are above them in the rankings and are playing better cricket,” the 60-year-old said.Kapil also said that he would have liked to see Yuvraj Singh play one last time in Indian colours. 37-year-old Yuvraj, who was Man of the Tournament when India won the 2011 World Cup, announced his retirement from international cricket and Indian Premier League on Monday.”A player like Yuvraj should be given a final send-off from the ground. I would have liked to see that because he has played some fantastic cricket in his career. We need leaders like Yuvraj because he is an icon for the coming generation. I’d like to congratulate him for his extraordinary career,” he said.advertisementAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Sania Mirza blasts cringeworthy’ TV ads ahead of India-Pakistan matchAlso Read | Mohammad Amir opened up on spot-fixing after Shahid Afridi slapped him: Abdul RazzaqAlso Watch:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. 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 bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow India vs PakistanFollow Kapil Devlast_img read more

JUTC to Increase Bus Fleet

first_img JUTC fleet in the Kingston Metropolitan Transport Region (KMTR) to increase from 244 to 350 Effective September 1, the fleet of Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) buses plying routes across the Kingston Metropolitan Transport Region (KMTR) will increase from 244 to 350.This will be facilitated through the introduction of a number of buses which the state-run entity acquired recently.Managing Director of the JUTC, Colin Campbell, who made the disclosure during a Jamaica Information Service (JIS) Think Tank at the JIS’ head office in Kingston on August 21, said 35 new buses imported earlier this year, have been serviced and are ready to be incorporated into the fleet.“What 350 buses will enable us to do is to provide a more predictable schedule for commuters; obviously to provide more seats on the routes, so that customers won’t have to seek alternative modes of transportation,” he stated.Mr. Campbell said the fleet is slated to be further increased to 400 by year-end, a move which will also be facilitated through the acquisition of new buses as well as re-introduction of repaired units.He informed that an additional 20 articulated (twin) buses have been released from the wharf, and are slated to be commissioned into service by late October. Further, several buses, which were taken out of service for repairs, should also be returned shortly as the requisite parts have been received.Mr. Campbell advised that some 15 of 40 units that were withdrawn to facilitate tyre installations are slated to be re-introduced shortly, as this exercise has been completed.“Therefore, out of a combination of new buses, repairs, purchasing of tyres, and refurbishing of buses, we intend to achieve the roll-out numbers. Once we achieve the roll out numbers and can consistently keep those seats on the road we should be able to bring our revenues up an additional $118 million per month,” Mr. Campbell said. 35 new buses imported earlier this year 15 of 40 units that were withdrawn to facilitate tyre installations are slated to be re-introduced shortly Story Highlightslast_img read more

Town of Truro Renews Affirmative Action Commitment

first_imgHUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION–Town of Truro Renews Affirmative ActionCommitment Residents have renewed confidence that the Town of Truro iscommitted to building a workplace free of discrimination. Officials renewed the town’s affirmative action agreement onThursday, March 31, with the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commissionat a signing ceremony in Halifax. “For the Town of Truro this commitment is very important,” saidMichael Baker, Minister responsible for the Human Rights Act. “AsNova Scotia embarks on its efforts to encourage immigration, allof our communities need to be supporting the values of respectand inclusion.” The affirmative action agreement commits staff and officials inthe town to identifying and eliminating barriers that may denyequal employment opportunities to women, visible minorities,aboriginal people and people with disabilities. “The Town of Truro has recognized that actions such asdiversifying its staff enhances and increases the value of theresources and services it provides to the community,” said LanceHale, vice-chair of the Human Rights Commission. It is the second time officials from Truro have signed anaffirmative action agreement. The town’s original agreementexpired in 2004. “Council believes the goals and objectives identified in theagreement are both important and attainable,” said Truro MayorBill Mills. “As part of our strategic process, council will beannually measuring its success in implementation and results.” The Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission currently has affirmativeaction agreements with 30 private and public sector groups in theprovince. “Affirmative action policies recognize that women, people withdisabilities, gays and lesbians, racially visible people, AfricanNova Scotians and First Nations people face disadvantages,” saidMayann Francis, CEO of the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission.”By renewing this agreement, the town has reaffirmed itscommitment to promote equity and inclusion for its citizens.”last_img read more

Bodies of woman daughter found floating in Mirik lake

first_imgDarjeeling: Bodies of a woman and her daughter were found floating in the Mirik lake on Thursday morning. The duo were residents of Kalimpong.Morning walkers of this lake town saw the two bodies in the lake on Monday morning and informed the police. The bodies were seen floating near the boat house. The police fished out the bodies from the lake. The two women were identified as Sushala Gurung (63) and her daughter Sushma Gurung (32). Their wrists were tied together with a dupatta. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellersThe daughter had a bag in which contained their EPIC cards and a Transfer Certificate of the Girl’s High School in Kalimpong where Sushma had done her schooling from. “Prima facie it looks like a case of suicide. The bodies were bloated hence they could have committed suicide on Wednesday night. We have started an investigation. We are trying to ascertain if it is a case of suicide or murder. The bodies are being sent to the North Bengal Medical College and Hospital for post mortem,” stated Sudip Pradhan, Officer in Charge, Mirik Police station. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaIncidentally, Sushala Gurung is originally from Mirik. She had been married to Madhukar Gurung of Kalimpong. Madhukar was in the army and had died. Sushala’s daughter Sushma had completed her M.Sc and was working in a private firm in Sikkim. Sushala’s relatives live in Mirik. However, they claimed that the mother daughter had not met any of their relatives in Mirik. The relatives were not aware of their visit to Mirik. In another incident, Junita Rai Chettri was sent to judicial custody by the Chief Judicial Magistrate Court on Thursday. Chettri allegedly stabbed her husband Rupon Chettri during a scuffle. Thirty-two-year-old Rupon Chettri used to live in Dapaipani Bustee near Darjeeling town with his wife Junita (36) Rupon was a habitual drunkard and used to have regular scuffles with his wife. On Tuesday night his wife had a heated exchange of words with her brother-in-law Madan Chettri, who lives in the neighborhood. Later, at night Rupon in an inebriated state had a scuffle with his wife telling her not to behave badly with his brother. In a fit of rage he throttled her and pushed her on the kitchen wall. Junita caught hold of a kitchen knife and stabbed Rupon in “self defence.” Not realising the gravity of the situation she had helped him to bed and even tried to help him. Later, when she realised that he had died, she left the house and hid in the jungles. “On Wednesday afternoon she surrendered at the Jorebungalow police station. The brother of the deceased on Wednesday morning visited the house to find Rupon dead and Junita missing. He then informed the police. We recovered the body and later arrested Junita,” stated TS Nath, Inspector in charge, Darjeeling police station.last_img read more

Drakes Hotline to Hollywood Inside an Ambitious Push Into Film and TV

first_imgAdvertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment At home in Toronto with music’s reigning (and restless) hitmaker as he shifts his focus to new projects with Netflix and Apple and unveils plans to “take six months or a year to myself and do some great films.”Stepping into Drake’s apartment on the 52nd floor of a Toronto high-rise, with sweeping, unobstructed views of the CN Tower and Lake Ontario in the distance, all is quiet, except for a large-screen TV playing nonstop coverage of Hurricane Irma on CNN. Though he no longer has a house in Miami, Drake is transfixed by the news. That’s just the way he approaches any subject that interests him. He dives deep, albeit on his own schedule. “This interview is kind of early for me,” he admits, though it’s presently 1:45 p.m. The night before, he started plowing through musical ideas — an instrumentation, a beat, an arrangement — well after midnight, and he didn’t stop until 10 a.m. “My wheels just start spinning faster than most people’s at that hour,” says the 31-year-old rapper-musician and former teen actor, dressed in a navy blue tracksuit and plain white Nikes. “It’s best for me to find an atmosphere that’s quiet. I don’t like a lot of people around when there’s a task at hand.”Case in point, I find no entourage here, only longtime manager and business partner Adel “Future” Nur, 32 (not to be confused with Future, the Atlanta-born rapper). The duo is in their hometown of Toronto on this brisk September afternoon to debut their first movie as producers, The Carter Effect, a documentary about high-flying former NBA star Vince Carter, which is premiering at the Toronto Film Festival. The previous night, LeBron James swung into town to host a celebratory dinner at Drake’s pan-Asian restaurant Fring’s for a group of 30, including executives from HBO Sports and Universal Pictures and such stars as Idris Elba (who rolled in from his Molly’s Game premiere with an entourage of about 12). After heaping congratulations on his friend, James joked in a toast that they both now have “day jobs” — a reference to their budding Hollywood careers.READ MORE Drake – Photo by Ruven Afanador Login/Register With:center_img Facebook Twitter Advertisementlast_img read more

No issues with India

Gunawardena said the government has no issue with who attends the summit on behalf of Canada.Canadain Prime Minister Stephen Harper had said earlier that he may not attend the summit over human rights concerns.Gunawardena also said that there will not be any major traffic disruptions during the summit. (Colombo Gazette) Political parties in Tamil Nadu have been calling on Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to boycott the summit over human rights concerns in Sri Lanka. External Affairs Minister, Professor G.L Peiris had this week handed over an official invitation to the Indian Prime Minister for the summit. The government does not expect any issue with India’s participation at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in November, a top Government parliamentarian said today.External Affairs Monitoring MP Sajin Vaas Gunawardena told reporters today that so far India has not said anything about boycotting the summit in Sri Lanka. MP Gunawardena said that the government is satisfied with the preparations for the summit and expect all the Commonwealth countries to be represented.He also said that Canada, which was part of an advanced team which visited the country this week ahead of the summit, was happy with the preparations. read more

Suspect identified in stabbing

Brantford police have identified a suspect in a stabbing on Kennedy Street on Monday.Police received a 911 call at about 4 p.m. about an assault on Kennedy, near Sydenham Street.Officers found a 41-year-old man with a stab wound to his abdomen. He was taken to hospital with serious injuries and remains in critical condition.Police said that under a Section 110 order under the Youth Criminal Justice Act they are identifying the suspect as Nebiyu Nediran Myers, 17, of Brantford.He is wanted for charges of aggravated assault and assault with a weapon in relation to the incident.He is described as black, five-foot-11, with a medium build, black hair and brown eyes.Police said the stabbing is not a random act of violence and that the victim and suspect know each other.Police say the suspect should not be approached and anyone who sees him should instead call 911.Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Det. Jason Sinning of the major crime unit at 519-756-7050, ext. 2265. read more

UN marks World Mental Health Day by focusing on wellbeing of ageing

“We can all benefit from the warmth and wisdom of older generations. But while many people look forward to a fulfilling old age, more than one in five adults aged 60 and over experiences mental or neurological disorders such as dementia and depression,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in his message for the Day, which this year focuses on older adults.According to UN figures, the proportion of those aged over 60 is expected to increase from just over 605 million in 2000 to 2 billion by 2050.Mr. Ban said the Day is an opportunity to raise awareness of the problems surrounding mental health in older persons.“Health care professionals and older people themselves often do not recognize these mental health problems. Worse, people are frequently reluctant to seek help because of the stigma surrounding mental illness,” he said. “Older adults are also vulnerable to physical neglect and shameful mistreatment – abuse that can itself trigger mental health problems.”Mr. Ban highlighted the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Comprehensive Mental Health Action Plan for the period 2013-2020, which seeks to strengthen effective leadership and governance for mental health, provide comprehensive and responsive mental health and social care services in community-based settings, implement strategies for promotion and prevention in mental health, and strengthen information systems, evidence and research in this area.The Plan also calls for taking account of health and social needs at all stages of life, from infancy through childhood, adolescence, adulthood and older age.“On this World Mental Health Day, I call for greater efforts to carry out the Action Plan for the sake of all people with mental health problems, especially those who are older and require special attention,” Mr. Ban said. “This compassionate response will benefit all of society.” read more

Le dernier réchauffement climatique a commencé dans lhémisphère Sud

first_imgLe dernier réchauffement climatique a commencé dans l’hémisphère SudUne nouvelle étude affirme que le dernier réchauffement climatique, il y a environ 10.000 ans, a été initié dans l’hémisphère Sud.La dernière période de glaciation sur Terre, connue sous le nom de Würm, a commencé il y a environ 110.000 ans pour se terminer il y a 10.000 ans. Jusqu’à présent, on pensait que c’était l’hémisphère Nord qui s’était réchauffé, suivi par l’hémisphère Sud. Une nouvelle étude parue dans la revue Nature affirme le contraire, le réchauffement aurait commencé en Antarctique ! Une nouvelle qui devrait grandement aider les climatologues à mieux comprendre le déroulement des réchauffements planétaires.Le changement a été initié dans l’hémisphère SudCes résultats proviennent de l’analyse de carottes de glaces récupérées en Antarctique ouest. Les analyses ont été comparées à celles de carottes provenant du pôle Nord, révélant que le réchauffement a commencé des milliers d’années plus tôt dans le Sud que dans le Nord.Le docteur Ross Edwards, de l’université Curtin en Australie, a participé à l’expédition. Il explique que “de nombreuses études avaient suggéré que le Nord s’était réchauffé d’abord, à cause de variations dans l’orbite terrestre et de la topographie de la banquise polaire.””La nouvelle étude suggère que ce sont les changements dans l’hémisphère Sud qui sont responsables de la fonte des glaces. En d’autres termes, c’est un feedback amorcé dans le Sud qui a initié le réchauffement, et non l’inverse”.Rapport isotopique À lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ?L’équipe a analysé une carotte de glace de 3.405 mètres de longueur, afin de retracer l’histoire climatique de l’Antarctique. Le docteur Edwards s’est chargé des 577 premiers mètres, permettant de remonter jusqu’à la dernière glaciation. Un appareil a permis de faire fondre la glace et de la fractionner jusqu’à l’état de simples atomes, afin de pouvoir mesurer leur rapport isotopique.Les isotopes sont des atomes dont le nombre de neutrons est différent, par exemple l’oxygène 18 qui possède 2 neutrons de plus que l’oxygène 16. Or, en fonction de la température, la quantité d’isotopes qui se retrouvent prisonniers dans la glace n’est pas la même. Ainsi, en analysant les bulles d’air présentes dans les carottes, les scientifiques peuvent retracer l’histoire climatique mondiale.”Les charbons et suies ont également été analysés pour obtenir des données sur la fumée, qui atteint des pics en septembre et octobre dans l’hémisphère Sud, en raison des incendies de la saison sèche” ajoute le Dr. Edwards.L’étude conclut que les premiers signes de réchauffement en Antarctique sont apparus il y a 21.000 ans, soit plus de 2.000 ans avant l’hémisphère Nord. Le rôle de l’Antarctique ayant été sous-estimé, les chercheurs insistent sur l’aspect fondamental de leur recherche.Le 21 août 2013 à 18:30 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Pizzi says Arabia will not take North Korea for granted

first_imgThe Saudi Arabia national team will play their opening match of Group E against North Korea in the 2019 Asian Cup.After seeing surprising results so far in the 2019 AFC Asian Cup, Saudi Arabia is not taking things for granted.And coach Juan Antonio Pizzi says they will not relax against North Korea.“I respect all teams we will play against. We know these teams, but history counts for nothing as we have to play each of them and win,” Pizzi said according to The Gulf News.SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - AUGUST 11: Players from South Korea (blue) and North Korea (red) compete for the ball during a "Unification Soccer" matches at Seoul World Cup stadium on August 11, 2018 in Seoul, South Korea. South Korea's Unification Ministry said on Thursday that North Korea proposed talks at Panmunjom on Monday to discuss preparations for the possibility of a third summit meeting between North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, and President Moon Jae-in of the South. South Korean officials have reportedly expressed interest in holding the third meeting soon with hopes of denuclearizing the Korean peninsula amidst easing tensions between both sides. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)Infantino wants a world cup in North and South Korea Manuel R. Medina – March 5, 2019 The FIFA president believes the 2023 Women’s World Cup can be played in North Korea and South Korea, as he wants them to share a bid.“If we can’t win then we won’t get the points. Tomorrow we need to go out there and win those three points.”“It’s not going to be easy. There are pros and cons and the job of the strikers is to score goals so that we can win,” he explained.“We trust in all our players and they will give their best to ensure we take the three points.”last_img read more

MEGA MILLIONS winning numbers are in

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsMIRA MESA (KUSI) – The big drawing was Tuesday night, and the jackpot reached $667 million dollars.MEGA MILLIONS winning numbers are 3, 45, 49, 61, 69 and the Mega number is 9.We started a newsroom pool and sent KUSI’s Dave Scott out to Mira Mesa early Tuesday afternoon. He then asked locals what they would do with the winning ticket. Categories: California News, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: October 16, 2018 MEGA MILLIONS winning numbers are in! Updated: 10:11 AMcenter_img Dave Scott, Sampson Ochotorena, Dave Scott, Sampson Ochotorena October 16, 2018last_img read more

Furloughs Salary Cuts and Employee Hours Whats Legal and Whats Not

first_imgIn an April 28th memo announcing salary cuts and a reduced work week for the summer months, Penton Media CEO Sharon Rowlands advised employees that they may be eligible for unemployment benefits and told them to check with their local unemployment office. She also noted that “special rules may apply to employees in California and to non-exempt employees, and we will be reaching out to these employees and their managers with specific information and specific instructions.”Pay cuts and layoffs are hard enough on employee morale but publishers have another reason to tread lightly in this area: Violation of state or federal labor laws could end up costing the publisher significant money and hamper future cost-saving steps.FOLIO: spoke with law firm Morgan & Lewis, which specializes in labor law, on what areas should be of particular concern to publishers trying to cut back. Government Eye on Small Businesses Smaller publishers that have made due with either a part-time human resources staffer (or none at all) may want to reinvest in that position. While some publishers may be too small to be eligible under Federal law (typically 15 employees or more), state law may still apply. All it takes is one phone call from a disgruntled worker to put you on some agency’s radar.   Be particularly mindful of the overtime demands made on low wage earners (most employees must take home at least $455 per week before deductions). The Federal Department of Labor  has announced investigations on low wage earners in variety of industries. “The Obama administration says it will pour a lot more money into that,” says Morgan & Lewis partner David McManus. “While the government might decide to focus on a particular industry, smaller companies get on a government agency radar because a former or current employee makes a complaint. Often an employee leaves for another job where they do similar work but they’re classified differently. Now that they get overtime, they scratch their head and say, ‘What‘s up with that?’ and file a complaint against their old company.”While “overtime” is a seldom-heard term in the publishing industry, publishers do have to be aware of company hours in relation to reduced wages. “You have to be vigilant in making sure you have an off-the-clock policy and make sure managers aren’t applying pressure to employees to work overtime that’s not reported,” says McManus. “Employees generally are entitled to overtime under the Fair Labor Act with exceptions, so many that the exceptions almost become the rule.” Don’t try to sneak work in during a furlough week, even with the promise of future compensation. “If for a week you’re furloughing people who are exempt from the overtime laws, you have to make sure they’re not working at all,” says McManus. “If they’ve done work and they’re an exempt employee, they’re entitled to their weekly pay. You may even lose the exemption for a whole class of employees based on that one employee.”Heightened Litigation with ContractorsPublishers are increasingly outsourcing core duties such as production, edit and sales to contract workers. However, that’s also becoming a growing source of litigation. New York State is considering investigating the status of independent contractors and whether they’re classified correctly. “We’ve seen an increasing trend in private litigation and in state and federal regulatory agencies going after claims that individuals who were treated as contractors, so they didn’t get benefits or overtime, actually are employees,” says McManus.Sales reps are a particularly touchy area. If a rep  is required to spend so many hours in meetings with the publisher, that rep could be classified as a full-time employee, and eligible for corresponding benefits.last_img read more

Time Inc Drops Source Interlinks Wholesaler Services

first_imgIn the meantime, Time Inc. says it’s transferring Source Interlink’s distribution business to The News Group, which, along with Comag, is owned by the Jim Pattison Group.Time Inc. estimates that it will take up to 12 weeks to re-align the distribution operation under The News Group to accommodate the added retailers. Because of this, Time Inc. expects to take a $4 million revenue hit and incur about $1 million in transition costs. Under the new payment terms with The News Group, which extend through May 2019, Time Inc. expects a $12 million decrease in operating cash flow. The publisher-wholesaler relationship has been a contentious one. In 2009, Time Inc. and Source Interlink effectively settled an anti-trust lawsuit brought by Source when Time Inc., along with other publishers, refused to go along with a per-copy distribution price increase. As part of the deal, Time Inc. entered a multi-year contract with Source, but didn’t have to pay the increase. See Also: Time Inc. Strikes Deal with Source InterlinkPrior to that deal, Time Inc., other magazine publishers and national distributors had threatened to deny shipments to Source, which was granted a restraining order from the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York which prevented the publishers and NDs from doing so. In advance of its spinoff from Time Warner, Time Inc. has terminated its business with Source Interlink Distribution, its second largest wholesaler. According to a regulatory filing, the decision was made due to $7 million in uncollectible receivables owed to Time Inc. that will be recorded as bad debt in 2Q 2014.Source Interlink distributed Time Inc.’s titles to retailers in the U.S. and sales of these magazines represented about 2 percent of the company’s total 2013 revenues—about $70 million.Actions like these in the magazine newsstand distribution market typically cause an immediate chain reaction. According to a source, Curtis, a national distributor, has pulled its business from Source Interlink as well and Comag, another national distributor, had already done so, going as far as sending letters to its publisher clients notifying them of Source Interlink’s supposed payment problems. last_img read more