Determined to share the ball, Salado joins D-League record books

first_imgBut Salado’s time with Racal is numbered as he is set to play his last game for Racal against Cignal HD on June 20, before finally shifting his full focus with the Chiefs for the upcoming NCAA Season 93.And he made it clear that he’s looking at that duel against the Hawkeyes as a title clash as the Tilem Masters seek to get back at their Aspirants’ Cup Finals tormentors.“I will treat that as a championship game. I want to gain redemption against them,” Salado said. “That’s going to be my last game so I want to leave the team without a loss.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Pocari dominates Power Smashers, advances to PVL finals Kent Salado. PBA IMAGESPicking up where Jio Jalalon left off, Kent Salado is keeping the ship afloat for coach Jerry Codiñera.Dazzling in the preseason tournaments for Arellano, the 5-foot-9 guard also brought out the goods for Racal on Thursday, racking up a triple-double in its 140-90 rout of Zark’s Burger in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup.ADVERTISEMENT Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Gamescenter_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Trotting out a performance reminiscent of his former backcourt partner, Salado finished with 11 points, 13 assists, and 10 rebounds to become only the third player to achieve the rare feat following BDO-NU’s Bobby Ray Parks and Phoenix’s Mike Tolomia twice.“That’s what I want to do because in our team, we have lots of scorers. We have (Mac) Tallo, (Rian) Ayonayon, other guys who can score. Right now, what I want to focus on is my passing and rebounding,” he said in Filipino.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Cagayan de Oro native exuded confidence when he hit the court on Thursday, orchestrating Codiñera’s gameplan to a tee. That’s why the statline didn’t surprise the rest of the Alibaba as they saw how hard Salado played in his 23 minutes on the floor.“I work hard every time I enter the game. I don’t want to be a ballhog and I know I have to share the ball. I’m also confident because coach kept on telling my teammates to shoot whenever they get a pass from me. That’s what makes this triple-double more special,” he said. What ‘missteps’? WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’last_img read more

NBA Sets $101.9M Salary Cap for 2018-19 Season

first_imgNEW YORK (AP) — NBA teams will be working with a salary cap of $101,869,000 for the coming season, with a salary tax level of $123,733,000.The league released those figures Saturday night, hours before the annual moratorium starts and teams can begin negotiating with free agents. The figures are virtually the same as what teams have been expecting for some time.With the cap set, the exact amounts of the various exceptions are also now known: The non-taxpayer mid-level is $8,641,000, the taxpayer mid-level is $5,337,000 and the mid-level for teams with salary cap space will be $4,449,000.The minimum team salary for the 2018-19 season is $91,682,000.The moratorium ends at 12:01 p.m. EDT on Friday, when free agent signings can become official.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Harmanpreet Kaur may lose Punjab police’s DSP rank over fake degree

first_imgIndian Women’s T20 captain Harmanpreet Kaur could be demoted to the rank of constable from the position of deputy superintendent of police (DSP) after her graduation degree was found to be “fake” by Punjab Police.The vice-captain of women’s ODI was appointed as DSP in March this year on the basis of her sporting credentials.”As her graduation degree was found to be fake, Harmanpreet’s qualification can now be treated as Class XII. So she can be given the post of constable which matches her educational qualification,” said a senior government official.The government, however, is yet to take a final decision as the home department has sought comments from the director general of police on this matter.”The file (pertaining to Harmanpreet) has been sent to the DGP office for his comments,” a senior official of the Home Department said.According to the service rules, a candidate has to be a graduate for the post of DSP in Punjab.The Punjab police during verification of Harmanpreet’s testimonials had found her graduation degree from Chaudhary Charan Singh University (CCSU), Meerut, as “fake”.Harmanpreet who had come to Mohali on July 3 for an event had told media, “I am aware of it (controversy), the government is taking care of that. I am hoping for a positive response.”Harmanpreet’s father Harmandar Singh had earlier claimed that the testimonials of his daughter were “genuine”.He had claimed that his daughter got the job of office superintendent at the Western Railway on the basis of the graduation degree.advertisementIndian women’s T20 captain was appointed a DSP Punjab police in March this year. The Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh had offered the post of DSP to Harmanpreet in July last year, following her scintillating performance in the Women’s World Cup 2017.Harmanpreet was earlier employed with the Indian Railways but was relieved from her duties earlier this year after she put in a request to join Punjab police.The Punjab government had also taken up the matter with the Railway Ministry to waive the bond condition and allow Harmanpreet, who is a native of Moga, to join as a DSP in Punjab Police from March 1.(With PTI inputs)last_img read more

Regular checkups for national footballers as they train in Delhi smog

first_imgThe Indian national football team is taking specific measures to curb the severe pollution levels in the national capital.Coach Stephen Constantine and a 30-man probable squad landed here on Monday to begin their preparatory camp for a friendly match against Jordan on November 17. The Indian team will train at the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium for three days before flying to Amman on Thursday.The extreme smog condition in Delhi has given rise to serious health issues and to ensure the players remain fit, team doctors have arranged for a special screening at 9am every day.”Our team doctor and physio Danny bhai hold meeting in the morning where everything is checked, right from muscle weakness, injuries and if any player is hit by dehydration,” defender Nishu Kumar told Mail Today ahead of the first practice session on Monday. “We have been asked to remain hydrated but no special training or nutrition has been suggested so far.”The 23-year-old said the players do feel the pollution levels in the Capital but are adjusting to it.”We have to adjust to it (pollution), to be honest. We feel the pollution but we are keeping up with it and our team physio and doctors are ensuring that we remain fit for the friendly match,” he added.India will miss the services of their star striker and captain Sunil Chhetri, who has been ruled out of the tie due to an injury. Chhetri, 33, suffered an ankle injury during Bengaluru FC’s encounter against Kerala Blasters in the Indian Super League and will remain on the sidelines for two weeks, according to national team physio Gigy George.advertisementAsked about Chhetri’s absence, Nishu explained that the team will focus on getting a win without their captain as there are others to fill his big boots.”The team played well in China last time and against Jordan, we want to keep that momentum. I wasn’t part of the team that played in China but I hope to play a part in Amman. Sunil bhai has an obvious presence but we have other players too, who know their job well. I think matches like this will be good to test our team before the AFC Asian Cup next year,” he said.Nishu concluded by saying that the players are working hard with their respective football clubs in a bid to get the nod for the continental tournament in UAE come January.last_img read more

Batshuayi fears Carroll injury may block Chelsea exit

first_imgTransfers Batshuayi fears Carroll injury may block his Chelsea exit Nizaar Kinsella Click here to see more stories from this author 03:34 1/19/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Andy Carroll Michy Batshuayi Getty/Goal Transfers Chelsea Michy Batshuayi West Ham United Premier League The Belgium international had hoped for a loan move to increase his World Cup chances, but that dream might now be scuppered A potentially serious injury for Andy Carroll could have unwanted consequences for Michy Batshuayi as the Chelsea forward hopes to seal his departure from Stamford Bridge. Scarcely used so far in the 2017-18 season, Batshuayi had set his sights on a temporary switch away from west London. With the World Cup in particular the goal for the Belgium international, he had hoped that a loan move to Sevilla or Dortmund would give him the necessary first-team football to push his way into Roberto Martinez’s plans.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player News that Carroll is potentially facing a long lay-off, however, jeopardises his arrival in Sevilla, which earlier this week had looked a near certainty.Carroll has reportedly suffered an ankle injury that could keep him out for at least one month, and possibly up to four months if the problem requires surgery. For their part, Chelsea will not allow Batshuayi to leave Stamford Bridge unless a forward replacement is sealed. Batshuayi is now worried that if Carroll is written off by those in charge at the Blues, his own move will be mothballed. The former Marseille man has made just 11 Premier League appearances so far this season, scoring two goals.last_img read more

‘Unlucky’ Liverpool must stay confident – Wijnaldum

first_imgGeorginio Wijnaldum insisted Liverpool must remain confident following their first loss of the Premier League season against reigning champions Manchester City.Liverpool’s lead atop the table was cut to four points by City, who ended the Reds’ unbeaten start to the league season via Thursday’s 2-1 victory at the Etihad Stadium.Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool could have moved further clear in their quest for a first league crown since 1990, but the leaders succumbed to Leroy Sane’s 72nd-minute winner in Manchester. 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? Liverpool midfielder Wijnaldum, however, called on his team-mates not to drop their heads after the club’s 20-match undefeated streak in the Premier League came to a halt.”I think we did enough to get a point and we could have won it also,” Wijnaldum told “We were quite unlucky with the chances but we also could lose it – like we have now. We just have to keep the confidence and try to win the next game.”They cleared well and we hit the post. They also had two or three chances so it could have gone either way; we could have won, drawn or lost. At the end, we were unlucky and they won the game.”We knew before it would be a hard game and we would have to give everything to win the game. A few games this season we were lucky we have scored goals, and tonight we were quite unlucky with the chances that we had. That’s football.”Sometimes you have games where you score a lot and score with every chance that you get – and sometimes you don’t. What we have to do now is to keep our confidence and win the next game.”A first defeat of the season for the Reds. #MCILIV — Liverpool FC (@LFC) January 3, 2019 Wijnaldum added: “What we are trying to do is not look at the table – where we are standing and how much we are clear – because we can only control our own performance and we can’t control the performance of [others] and their results.”We are only concentrating on our own thing; try to win our games, try to give everything and then we will look at the end of the season where we stand. We weren’t busy looking at the table before and we are not going to do it this time.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

Wild Turkey Diamond Anniversary

first_img The Best New-School Kentucky Distilleries Reyka Vodka May Have the Coolest Distiller on the Planet Editors’ Recommendations Wild Turkey master distiller Jimmy Russell recently celebrated his diamond anniversary with the Lawrenceburg, Kentucky-based whiskey company. Russell’s first day on the job was way back in 1954. These days it’s pretty rare that somebody is with a company for a decade, let alone 60 years, so it’s a huge deal. The 79-year-old Russell is the longest-tenured active distiller in the industry and helped pave the way for the big boom in the bourbon industry dedicating , and Wild Turkey is paying tribute to him with the Wild Turkey Diamond Anniversary edition. Crafted by his son, Eddie Russell, who himself has spent 34 years with the company as his father’s side, the bourbon is made from a blend of 13 16-year-old barrels, and at 91 proof, really packs a punch, and is sold at $124.99.“When I was creating Wild Turkey Diamond Anniversary, my father’s voice was in my head guiding me,” said Eddie. “He taught me everything I know, so I wanted to craft something that reflected all of the invaluable knowledge he passed on to me; something that was worthy of one of the greatest Master Distillers of all time.”You may be familiar with the editions the elder Russell has launched in his 60 years at Wild Turkey: Tradition, Tribute, 17-year-old Wild Turkey for Japan, Rare Breed, American Spirit, Kentucky Spirit and Russell’s Reserve, which he made with Jimmy . Jimmy also created the first the first honeyed Bourbon, at the time called Wild Turkey Liqueur (now known as American Honey), in 1976.“We haven’t changed a thing in making Wild Turkey,” said Jimmy in an interview with “We use the same formula, the same corn, rye, yeast, barley. We make our own yeast, we have our own yeast culture. And I can vouch for our yeast, I know it’ll be 60 years old tomorrow, because it was there when I got there.”For more information, visit How Full Harvest and Misfits Market Are Saving Ugly Produce Looking Back at 70 Years of Nalgene, the Most Iconic Water Bottle On the Road with Mikah Meyer, the First Person to Visit Every National Park Site in One Trip last_img read more

Becker Marine Systems Marks a Milestone at SMM

first_imgzoom 750th Becker Mewis DuctBecker Marine Systems has used this year’s SMM in Hamburg as a platform to showcase the company’s top products, with new orders for Becker Twisted Fins, the celebration of the 750th Becker Mewis Duct, and a successful launch of the first LNG Hybrid Barge soon to be deployed at the Port of Hamburg as some of the highlights of  Becker Marine System’s press conference.The company explained the connection between the displayed  golden Becker Mewis Duct and a large number 750 . “This is how we are celebrating the 750th unit of our top-selling product,” said Dirk Lehmann, Managing Director of Becker Marine Systems.More than 800 units of the highly efficient nozzle for reducing energy consumption have now been sold, with 400 hundred of those already in service, Lehmann said during the SMM press conference. The test have shown that by using the Becker Mewis Duct more than 6% of fuel savings can be made, explained Lehmann.“All of the nozzles delivered thus far have already been able to reduce CO2 emissions by approximately 900,000 tonnes.”The company projects that the million tonne CO2 mark will  be exceeded by the end of 2014.With the issues of efficiency and sustainability, Becker Marine Systems is in line with the trend at the leading trade fair for the maritime industry. “One focus is on favourably-priced and green systems that lead to lower operating costs and the reduced energy consumption,” said Henning Kuhlmann, Managing Director of the global market leader for high-performance rudders.Becker Twisted FinThis is where Becker Marine Systems is well-positioned with its core products. This applies to both the rudders and the Becker Mewis Duct und Becker Twisted Fin energy-saving devices as well as the Cross Over Rudder, specifically designed for stern optimisation.During the press conference the company announced that 36 units of the Becker Twisted Fin have been sold thus far, with the latest order of 6 units coming from Seaspan for their 10,000 TEU newbuild container ships being built in China. Becker Twisted Fin will also be featured on the world’s largest container ship on order, an 18,800 TEU giant being built by Hyundai Heavy Industry for United Arab Shipping.For its Twisted Flap Rudder TLFKSR Becker Marine Systems was recently awarded six new orders for 12,500 DWT multi-purpose ships. Two orders are from Krey Schifffahrt and four additional orders from the Briese shipping company – both companies are headquartered in the East Frisian city of Leer.LNG Hybrid BargeShortly before the start of the trade fair, on  September 5, 2014 Becker Marine Systems carried out the launch of the LNG Hybrid Barge in Komarno, Slovakia. ”After a 1,500 kilometre trip from it’s manufacturing site along the Danube, the LNG Hybrid Barge will be arriving at the Port of Hamburg and, following a naming ceremony, will be transferring environmentally-friendly energy to a cruise ship for the first time in October,” said Kuhlmann. The barge will be employing the low-emission fuel liquefied natural gas (LNG).In addition, Becker Marine Systems is utilising the SMM to present the LNG PowerPac, an LNG-powered generator for ships in port operations. Press Release, September 12, 2014last_img read more

Publication du rapport de vérification opérationnelle

first_imgLe vérificateur général Micheal Pickup a rendu public aujourd’hui, 29 mai, son rapport de vérification opérationnelle de 2018. Il contient trois chapitres. Premier chapitre : programmes de subventions. Le vérificateur général a examiné la gestion d’environ 45 millions de dollars affectés à divers programmes de subventions des ministères de l’Agriculture, des Communautés, de la Culture et du Patrimoine, et des Ressouces naturelles. Voici les principales conclusions :– dans l’ensemble, les ministères ont suivi leurs politiques régissant l’attribution et le versement des subventions; — les ministères doivent s’efforcer de mieux gérer les risques liés à l’administration de programmes efficients, y compris la manière dont les subventions sont pensées et organisées; — les ministères doivent s’efforcer de mieux énoncer leurs attentes et d’indiquer clairement ce que les programmes doivent accomplir, pour ensuite pouvoir mesurer les résultats réels par rapport aux attentes énoncées.« Même si les mesures de contrôle sur les 45 millions de dollars versés sous forme de subventions ont été suffisamment efficaces, les ministères doivent mieux déterminer ce que les dépenses doivent permettre d’accomplir. On pourra ainsi comparer de manière utile les résultats obtenus en fonction de l’argent dépensé et des attentes exprimées », indique M. Pickup. Deuxième chapitre : établissements correctionnels. Nous nous sommes penchés sur la manière dont le ministère de la Justice gère les risques pour la sûreté et la sécurité d’environ 500 détenus et de près de 600 employés qui se trouvent dans les quatre établissements correctionnels pour adultes. Voici les principales conclusions :– le ministère ne dispose pas d’une politique globale de gestion des risques pour la sûreté et la sécurité des personnes qui vivent et travaillent dans les quatre établissements correctionnels pour adultes, et de celles qui s’y rendent à titre de visiteurs; — dans certains cas, les politiques et les pratiques du ministère n’ont pas été suivies. Par exemple, l’approbation nécessaire à l’isolement n’était pas toujours versée au dossier des détenus; — des faiblesses ont été décelées dans le processus d’embauche et dans la formation continue. Par exemple, des employés ont été embauchés sans vérification du casier judiciaire et une formation obligatoire, comme Understanding and Responding to Mental Illness, n’a pas toujours été suivie. « Les Néo-Écossais comptent sur le ministère de la Justice pour bien gérer les risques pour la sûreté et la sécurité dans les quatre établissements correctionnels pour adultes, souligne M. Pickup. L’examen a permis de constater que le ministère avait du travail à faire pour démontrer qu’il s’acquitte de cette responsabilité. Il doit agir rapidement pour remédier aux lacunes dans les secteurs clés, notamment dans ses pratiques de dotation en personnel. » Troisième chapitre : Programme d’exécution des ordonnances alimentaires. L’examen s’est penché sur les ordonnances du tribunal portant sur les pensions alimentaires pour le conjoint et l’enfant, y compris près de 55 millions de dollars recueillis en 2017-2018 et plus de 60 millions de dollars en montants impayés accumulés depuis l’adoption du programme, afin de déterminer si elles sont contrôlées et appliquées adéquatement. Voici les principales conclusions :– le déménagement du programme à New Waterford en 2013 a causé de graves problèmes et pertes de personnel, y compris une réduction des efforts globaux d’exécution durant les années qui ont suivi le déménagement; — le programme n’a pas appliqué les ordonnances du tribunal comme il devait le faire. Parmi les anomalies remarquées, notons le fait de prendre trop de temps pour agir et de négliger de prendre des mesures supplémentaires d’exécution qui étaient pourtant à la disposition des agents du programme; — le programme présente des faiblesses dans ses pratiques de ressources humaines. On remarque, entre autres, qu’il n’y a pas de processus normal d’orientation des nouveaux employés, qu’il n’y a pas de programme de formation pour orienter les employés dans l’exercice de leurs fonctions, et qu’il n’y a pas de plans annuels de travail ni d’évaluations annuelles du travail. « Le Programme d’exécution des ordonnances alimentaires a eu beaucoup de difficulté à percevoir les montants qui lui étaient dûs et, en 2017, plus de 60 millions de dollars en paiements ordonnés par les tribunaux restaient impayés, précise M. Pickup. Il faut remédier rapidement aux faiblesses notées dans notre vérification, car le programme doit mieux gérer la manière dont il achemine l’argent vers les gens qui en ont besoin, comme l’ordonne le tribunal. » Le rapport contient 24 recommandations qui ont toutes été acceptées par le gouvernement. Le rapport intégral, un résumé et une vidéo de deux minutes pour chacun des trois chapitres se trouvent au (en anglais seulement).last_img read more

GoFundMe account set up for Tony Brooks

first_imgAt the time of the incident, the detachment had received feedback from Vancouver Doctors who had inquired with the Doctor in charge of the Tactical Medical Program, to applaud the incredible work done by Cst. Brooks, who literally saved this man’s life, shared Sgt. Tyreman in July 2018.The GoFundMe account has almost reached half of its goal amount of $10,000 in three days.To view the GoFundMe; CLICK HERETo read more about Brooks saving a man’s life; CLICK HERE FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – A GoFundMe account has been set up on behalf of Tony Brooks, the RCMP Constable that saved a man’s life last year in Fort St. John.Brooks has been diagnosed with Stage Two cancer and will be having surgery and receiving chemotherapy according to the GoFundMe account. The account goes on to say ‘financial help received will help take the stress off of his family so that they can focus on his recovery.’In July 2018, Brooks saved a mans life when he used his advanced medical training and managed to pack the wound to close off the artery inside the man’s arm and stop the flow of blood. The injured man was then airlifted to a Vancouver area hospital for treatment.last_img read more

Delhi Triangle

first_imgIn the last four months, the national capital of India has witnessed a series of claims and counter-claims prophesying a prospective alliance between the Indian National Congress (INC) and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). Two days ahead of the last day of filing nominations, both parties announced that the discussions and meetings had yielded nothing and, as a result, no alliance between the two could be formed. Until the announcement, neither INC nor Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had declared its candidates for Delhi. After the failure of an alliance, BJP announced its candidates followed by the Congress. AAP had already announced its candidates a few months back. Also Read – A race against timeJust like the 2014 polls, Delhi is all set to witness another triangular poll where all major stakeholders will battle for victory. In this election, AAP has focused on new and young faces whereas BJP has mostly retained its sitting MPs with Congress nominating most of its veterans. Key candidates & seats Being the national capital, Delhi has always attracted the attention of political parties and this election has been no exception. The capital is divided into seven parliamentary constituencies – East, West, South, New Delhi, Chandni Chowk, North East and North West. Also Read – A Golden LootIn the last Lok Sabha election of 2014, BJP had won all seats. In terms of vote share, BJP managed nearly 46 per cent, followed by AAP at nearly 35 per cent and Congress trailing behind with just 15 per cent. The vote-sharing pattern led to the conclusion that an alliance between Congress and AAP is likely to be more effective in defeating BJP across all seven constituencies. The North East seat has become one of the star seats – Delhi Congress chief Sheila Dikshit, renowned Bhojpuri actor and Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari and popular AAP face Dilip Pandey are up against one another. Similarly, the East Delhi seat has also become a key attraction as former cricketer-turned-politician Gautam Gambhir is fighting for BJP against one of AAP’s most popular faces, an alumnus of Oxford University, Atishi. For the same, Congress has nominated former Delhi Pradesh Congress president Arvinder Singh Lovely. Interestingly, the South Delhi seat has also become a major attraction with AAP nominating its youngest face, Raghav Chadha, a 30-year-old chartered accountant. Chadha will fight against Congress party’s star candidate, Vijender Singh and BJP’s Ramesh Bidhuri. Poll agenda Poll agenda has always featured as a major issue dividing political parties. AAP, led by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, has made the demand of full-statehood its prime poll agenda. The demand for granting full-statehood to Delhi is not a new issue but, nevertheless, a much-discussed topic among political parties, even though the residents of Delhi care little for it. Earlier, both BJP and Congress had proposed granting full-statehood to Delhi. In fact, the proposal also found its place in BJP’s manifesto of 2014. However, this year, the BJP manifesto has included no such promise. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has been addressing this issue in every rally across the city. Moreover, opposition political parties like TDP and TMC are also supporting this demand. The party is connecting the demand with issues like law and order, unemployment, higher education and demand of housing for all. While AAP, being largely a Delhi-based political party, has kept its focus on Delhi-centric issues, both Congress and BJP have posited national issues as their poll agenda. The Congress party’s key poll agenda will be its much emphasised NYAY scheme. The Congress party’s 2019 election manifesto has promised a Minimum Income Guarantee Scheme (MIGS), formally called Nyuntam Aay Yojana (NYAY), to five crore ‘poorest families’ covering 25 crore people by assuring them a guaranteed minimum income of Rs 6,000 per month or Rs 72,000 a year. DPCC chief Sheila Dikshit has also promised the same for Delhi residents. Meanwhile, BJP is preparing for the election in Delhi keeping Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s face most prominent. The party will focus on schemes announced by the BJP-led Centre, which includes the universal health scheme, housing schemes, among others. Demography & voting According to the census report, Delhi is the fifth most populous city in the world and the largest city in India area-wise. In 2016, Delhi had an estimated population of 18.6 million. Nearly 12 per cent of the population of Delhi comprises Muslims, a traditional vote bank of the Congress. However, in the 2015 Vidhan Sabha polls, AAP secured 77 per cent of the total Muslim vote. According to earlier data, in the 2014 Lok Sabha election, AAP got 56 per cent of Muslim votes, followed by Congress at 39 per cent and BJP at 2 per cent. Before 2014 too, available data showed that, in Delhi, BJP had a very narrow base among Muslim voters while the Congress was the strongest. The Sikhs, 4 per cent of Delhi’s population, also rallied behind AAP – 57 per cent in the 2015 assembly elections. Earlier, the Sikh community was also a stronghold of the Congress. The upper-caste and OBC vote base, earlier with the Congress, shifted towards BJP in the 2014 election, largely a product of the anti-incumbency wave which had reached its peak in 2013-14. According to surveys, AAP has always had a strong base among Muslims and Dalits in Delhi. A study by the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS) shows that 56 per cent Muslims voted for AAP in 2014 and 41 per cent Dalits who were earlier, in 2009, with the Congress, had voted for AAP in 2014. In 2009, 78 per cent Muslims voted for Congress followed by 58 per cent Dalits. The Congress also lost much of its Sikh vote to the BJP in 2014 and Dalit vote to AAP. The Other Backward Classes vote, meanwhile, shifted partly to BJP and partly to AAP. By the 2015 election, Congress retained substantial support among only the Muslims. But even then, a section of the community went with AAP. With polling due in a week, Delhi is witnessing a riot of colours panning political allegiances. Road shows, rallies and door-to-door campaigns are visible across corners of our walled city. Between promises and failures, jibes and vibes, rallies and allies, blames and names, the Capital is all set for another triangular contest with three major political parties looking to wrest each other’s clout.last_img read more

UN seeking support from donors to scale up cashforwork initiative in Haiti

“The goal of the next few days is to ramp up the coverage, depending on the generosity of donors,” Jordan Ryan, Assistant Administrator of the UN Development Programme (UNDP), told a news conference.UNDP coordinates the cash-for-work programme, which was identified as one of the priority activities in the early recovery agenda following the 12 January quake, which is estimated to have affected one third of the 9 million citizens of Haiti, already the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere.Mr. Ryan said the programme draws on the experience of the Government of Haiti and UNDP coming out of the 2008 hurricane season when over 100,000 jobs were created following those disasters.So far just over 30,000 people in Haiti are working through the cash-for-work programme, receiving the equivalent of just under $5 a day. “Clearly, we want to grow that up as rapidly as possible,” said Mr. Ryan, adding that this involves working closely with the Government as well as non-governmental organizations (NGOs) which play a large part in dispersing the programme throughout Port-au-Prince and other affected areas.As part of the wider $575 million flash appeal launched by the UN for humanitarian relief efforts, UNDP is seeking $35.6 million for immediate recovery priorities, including debris clearance, rehabilitation of basic infrastructure, and cash-for-work reconstruction activities. So far UNDP has received $10 million to date for the cash-for-work programme, with another $7 million pledged by a number of countries, including China, Spain and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). “There still is a funding gap for the early recovery of at least $18 million,” Mr. Ryan pointed out. “There are still a number of donors that have yet to come on board. We hope they will because this will allow us to scale up this early recovery activity.”He stressed the value added associated with the cash-for-work programme. “It gives people a feeling that they’ve got a stake in the recovery. It gives them a bit of money in their pocket. “We do believe it’s one of those types of activities in an early recovery programme that can reduce social tensions,” he said, adding that it can also enable people to acquire new skills which they can use later. 4 February 2010The United Nations is seeking to scale up its cash-for-work programme that is enabling Haitians to earn an income as they help their country recover from last month’s devastating earthquake, and the world body is calling on donors to help fund the vital initiative. read more

US consumer prices rise 04 per cent in May biggest increase in

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email WASHINGTON – U.S. consumer prices increased in May by the largest amount in more than a year as the cost of food and gasoline showed big gains and airline fares jumped by the largest amount in 15 years.The Labor Department says its consumer price index rose 0.4 per cent in May, the biggest one-month jump since a 0.6 per cent increase in February 2013.Over the past 12 months, consumer prices are up 2.1 per cent. While that was the biggest 12-month price change since October 2012, it still left prices rising at a modest pace near the Federal Reserve’s 2 per cent target.Excluding volatile food and energy, core inflation was up 0.3 per cent in May, the biggest one-month gain since August 2011. Over the past 12 months, core prices are up 2 per cent. US consumer prices rise 0.4 per cent in May, biggest increase in 15 months, with food costs up by Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press Posted Jun 17, 2014 6:39 am MDT read more

Protesters resume call for sanctions against Mayor Town Clerk

A small group of persons on Thursday stood in front of City Hall holding placards once again calling for the Mayor, Patricia Chase-Green and Town Clerk, Royston King to be arrested and dismissed from duties for allegedly attempting to “cover up” allegations of sexual assault committed on a 15-year-old boy by a City Constable.“Every single body who knew about this and kept it under wraps should be punished in some way,” Akola Thompson, an activist said.Another picketer told media operatives that since the group’s first protest, the accused City Constable has since been charged. However, according to him, justice has not been served since the Mayor and Town Clerk are “accessories to the crime after the fact.”“There are no charges or nothing of the sort against the Mayor and the Town Clerk who knew, according to [Chief] Constable (Andrew) Foo who said that within six hours of this crime occurring, the Mayor and the Town Clerk knew of it and they lied to the people…We need accountability,” Don Singh said.Singh also called on the Minister of Communities, Ronald Bulkan to intervene and sanction the duo.Moreover, another protester contended that in addition to Chase-Green and King, the former Deputy Mayor, Sherod Duncan is also to be blamed for the alleged cover-up.“The Legal Affairs Committee, I understand is chaired by none other than Sherod Duncan. Therefore, all of them are equally guilty of trying to cover up this incident,” Jonathan Yearwood asserted.The protesters avowed that they will continue to stage protests in front of City Hall, every Thursday until appropriate action is taken.INews had reported that a 15-year-old boy was taken into custody on August 17, 2017 and placed before the court on a charge of wandering.At some point during his detention for reasons unknown- between August 22 and August 23- the minor was transferred to the Regent Street Outpost where an alleged sexual act was carried out involving the child and the accused, Lance Corporal Clifton Pellew.Officer Quacy Baveghems had reportedly informed his superior of the act, claiming that he had witnessed it. However, as an investigation began into the matter, it was discovered that Baveghems did not make a written entry of the incident in the station diary.Pellew and Baveghems were then dismissed, after receiving a letter signed by the Town Clerk.Pellew, the alleged perpetrator was dismissed for “gross misconduct of carrying out a sexual act on a juvenile” while his colleague was sacked for dereliction of duty in failing to intervene or make an entry of the incident in the station diary.The issue was brought to light after former Deputy Mayor, Sherod Duncan took to social media to question whether the Town Clerk should be disciplined as well, since according to Duncan, King had interviewed the alleged victim and failed to submit a report to the Legal Affairs and Security Committee.In an invited comment, Chase-Green had told this publication that the decision to dismiss the officers came following the discovery of new evidence.“There were some additional information that was brought to the council’s attention and some video tapings. Based on those video tapes, and even though it was still an alleged allegation, in the best interest of the Constabulary and the Organization the Town Clerk as administrator of the city of Georgetown would have dismissed them both,” Chase-Green added.She had noted that following the dismissal of the Officers, the Police were called in and the matter is now in their hands.Meanwhile, in 2016, it was reported that the accused was involved in a matter of similar nature. However, nothing came out of the issue as the juvenile then, did not pursue it. (Ramona Luthi) Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedDPP recommends ex-Constabulary officer be charged with rapeJanuary 30, 2018In “Crime”Unequivocal calls for revocation of parking contract in MAPM’s 4th protestFebruary 22, 2017In “Business”Mayor, Town clerk are ‘accessories to a cover-up’, should be fired- Protesting duoOctober 20, 2017In “Crime” read more

Recovery Of Stolen Vessel From Atlantis Marina

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppCoral Harbour Base 28 Oct 2015 (RBDF): The Royal Bahamas Defence Force received reports concerning a 23-foot Contender pleasure craft that was stolen from the Nassau Harbour area early Monday morning. Acting on intelligence received, the Harbour Patrol Unit’s Delta Watch proceeded along with a team from Commando Squadron to investigate the matter aboard a Defence Force fast patrol craft. The search led Defence Force Marines to the Seabreeze Canal area where the abandoned vessel was sighted early Tuesday morning. The vessel was then towed to the Harbour Patrol Unit where the matter was turned over to Police for further investigation.The Royal Bahamas Defence Force continues to strive towards achieving greater success in fulfilling its mandate to “Guard our Heritage.” Defence Force Makes History With Public Service Award HMBS Durward Knowles Provides Hurricane Relief To Long Island Residents In Clarence Town Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Haitian Migrants Apprehended Related Items:atlantis, Royal Bahamas Defence Force, stolen vessellast_img read more

13foot python found in water near Siesta Key

first_imgSIESTA KEY, Fla. (WSVN) – A 13-foot-long python was rescued near Siesta Key in Florida.The 80-pound python was found floating belly up in the water. Wildlife officials said the python was most likely a pet that escaped and ventured into the water to try to warm its body.“[The python is] extremely dangerous,” said Joe Volpe, who found the snake. “This is not something one should keep as a pet.”The python is being treated and expected to survive.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

How birth place can be made party to land dispute asks SC

first_imgNew Delhi : The Supreme Court on Thursday asked ‘Ram Lalla Virajman’, one of the parties in the politically sensitive Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute at Ayodhya, as to how the birth place of the deity can be regarded as a “juristic person” having stakes in the case. The apex court, which was hearing the case on the third day, said that so far as Hindu deities are concerned, they have been treated as juristic person in law which can hold properties and institute a litigation. Also Read – Subramanian Swamy cross-examined in National Herald case Advertise With Us A five-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, however, asked senior advocate K Parasaran, appearing for ‘Ram Lalla Virajman’, as to how ‘Janamsthanam’ (birth place) can file a suit in this matter as a party. “Whether the birth place can be held to be a juristic person. So far as idols of deities are concerned, they had been held to be a juristic person,” said the bench, also comprising Justices S A Bobde, D Y Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan and S A Nazeer. Also Read – War propaganda delays removal of internet restriction in Jammu and Kashmir Advertise With Us Responding to the query, Parasaran told the bench, “In Hindu religion, idols are not necessary for a place to be regarded as a holy place of worship…. Rivers and Sun are also worshipped in Hinduism and birth place in itself can be treated as a juristic person.” The law suit filed by the deity in the Ayodhya case has also made the birth place of Lord Ram as one of the parties. Advertise With Us The bench then referred to a judgement of the Uttarakhand High Court in which the holy river Ganga was held to be a juristic entity entitled to pursue the litigation. “The Uttarakhand High Court has said that the rivers are also juristic entities capable of being a party in the case,” the bench observed. The bench then asked Parasaran to proceed with his submissions on other issues. Parasaran alleged that the deity ‘Ram Lalla Virajaman’ was not made a party when the magistrate had attached the disputed site and when the civil court granted injunction by appointing receiver in the case. Highlighting the importance of birth place, Parasaran recited a Sanskrit Shloka, ‘Janani janmbhoomis cha swargadapi gariyasi’, and said that a birth place is greater than heaven. The argument would continue in the post-lunch session. At the outset, senior advocate Rajeev Dhavan, appearing for a Muslim party, said that the two separate law suits filed by ‘Ram Lalla Virajman’ and ‘Nirmohi Akhara’ respectively are at “loggerheads” of each other and if one is allowed then other goes automatically. He suggested that the Muslim party can be asked to advance submissions in either of the law suits as only can be allowed legally. Fourteen appeals have been filed in the apex court against the 2010 Allahabad High Court judgment, delivered in four civil suits, that the 2.77-acre land in Ayodhya be partitioned equally among the three parties — the Sunni Waqf Board, the Nirmohi Akhara and Ram Lalla. On December 6, 1992, the Babri Masjid, constructed at the disputed site in the 16th century by Shia Muslim Mir Baqi, was demolished.last_img read more

Mans throatslit body found

first_imgPolice recovered a throat-slit body of a man from a pond in Kuladi village of Bharara union in Pabna Sadar upazila on Sunday morning, reports UNB.The deceased is Abdur Rashid Biswas, son of certain late Wahid Ali Biswas of the village.Police on Sunday recovered the body of Abdur Rashid from the pond near his house and sent it to Pabna General Hospital morgue for autopsy, said Abdur Raja Bahadur, officer-in-charge of Sadar police station.Abdur Rashid might be killed over a previous enmity, the OC said.last_img read more

New Frontiers Anthology Inspired by the Life of George Takei

first_imgJust saying his name brings a smile to most people’s faces. George Takei has always been a welcomed addition in the geeky community. He is always coming up with new ways to reach out and touch our hearts. The Star Trek alum has done a lot for the convention and Trek scene over the last couple decades. Now he’s more vocal than ever dealing with larger matters including, but not limited to unlawful incarceration, status as an “illegal” alien and the push for LGBTQ equality. George is also taking on civil rights for all, yellowface, whitewashing, media stereotypes, and the rise of digital culture and social media.It’s about time we look at the legacy Takei has paved for a lot of us in a vibrant and beautiful way, while at the same time also giving back. The team behind the Asian American superhero anthologies Secret Identities and Shattered, in partnership with the Japanese American National Museum, have issued a Call for Submissions for New Frontiers: The Many Worlds of George Takei.“This is an original graphic novel anthology that will serve as a companion volume to JANM’s historic exhibition of the same name (running through August 2017), which showcases Takei’s life and the cultural landscapes through which he has traveled. The anthology’s target publication date is July 2017.Diverse creators with stories to share that speak to the themes and issues Takei has confronted in his life are encouraged to pitch them at the Submissions Form located at here before the pitch deadline of April 24, 2017.”Takei over the years has achieved many great feats in his life such as being incarcerated behind barbed wire as a Japanese American at Tule Lake, to starring as the first regular Asian American on television. Stereotypes were torn down when Takei entered the scene. From there he reshapes society through his political involvement and civic leadership, including redefining the very nature of the institution of marriage with his advocacy of LGBT marriage equality. Takei even conceived his first Broadway musical, which was directed by and starring Asian Americans.The five chapters of the book will reflect key themes in Takei’s life:CHAPTER ONE: ALIEN NATION — INCARCERATION AND EXCLUSIONCHAPTER TWO: FRAMED! — MEDIA IMAGE AND STEREOTYPESCHAPTER THREE: FOR OUR LOVE — LGBTQ EQUALITY AND CULTURECHAPTER FOUR: JUSTICE FOR ALL — CIVIL RIGHTS, CIVIL LIBERTIES, AND RESISTANCECHAPTER FIVE: INTERNET FAMOUS — SOCIAL MEDIA AND DIGITAL CULTURETo find out more about this amazing project and how you can get involved with New Frontiers, contact Jeff Yang at or Keith Chow at Visit here to pitch your ideas. Deadline for submissions is April 24, 2017; accepted creators will be notified by May 1, 2017.last_img read more

Surprise surprise Dumbledore wont be explicitly gay in the Fantastic Beasts sequel

first_imgJK Rowling made a huge deal out of announcing Dumbledore was gay after she was done actually writing Harry Potter. Now, given the chance to write new Dumbledore stories with the Fantastic Beasts movies, his sexuality will … still not be explicit— Christian Holub (@cmholub) January 31, 2018 Jude Law is playing a young version of the character in the sequel, which takes place several decades before the events of Harry Potter. However, according to Yates, Law’s Dumbledore won’t be ‘explicitly gay’.‘But I think all the fans are aware of that,’ Yates told Entertainment Weekly. ‘He [Dumbledore] had a very intense relationship with Grindelwald when they were young men. They fell in love with each other’s ideas, and ideology and each other.’The sequel is aptly sub-titled The Crimes of Grindelwald.Johnny Depp takes on the role of Grindelwald, which poses its own set of problems.Yates further described this young Dumbledore as a ‘maverick and rebel’ and a ‘really kinetic guy’.Fans are not happyThe news that Dumbledore won’t be clearly represented as a gay character immediatley reverberated among fans.And they are not happy.Warning: Some of these tweets and reactions contain offensive language.dumbledore: gay but make sure nobody can tell— gabe bergado (@gabebergado) January 31, 2018 JK Rowling doing the absolute bare minimum and nothing more— Siddhant Adlakha (@SidizenKane) January 31, 2018A franchise mired in controversyHarry Potter fans have expressed disappointment in the new movie franchise before.Many were angry with Depp’s casting because of his history of alleged abuse against his ex-wife Amber Heard. When Rowling defended the casting, they let their thoughts be known.For her part, Heard also gave a statement, setting the record straight.The Crimes of Grindelwald hits theaters on 16 November.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… GAYSTARNEWS- LRT: oh FOR FUCK’S SAKE. I know I should be past being disappointed in JK Rowling and the HP/FB franchise, but come the fuck ON— Angie J. Han (@ajhan) January 31, 2018At a press conference a couple years back, Rowling told fans to ‘watch this space’ regarding the exploration of Dumbledore’s sexuality. Now that’s causing disappointment and resentment.we DID “watch this space” and she just showed us what was in it. which was fucking nothing.— Angie J. Han (@ajhan) January 31, 2018 Can’t roll my eyes hard enough at “I think the fans are already aware of that” as a cheap way out of letting a gay character be visibly gay— Caroline Framke (@carolineframke) January 31, 2018Fans also aren’t happy with Rowling’s handling of the situation. She initially revealed Dumbledore’s sexuality after all the Harry Potter books came out.Therefore, Rowling never explicitly wrote or represented him as a gay character in the series. Fans were hoping this would change with the new movies. eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them director David Yates revealed an unsurpising but disappointing fact about the upcoming sequel.In 2007, Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling revealed Albus Dumbledore was gay. New Fantastic Beasts trailer hints at Dumbledore’s past gay romanceJude Law addresses Dumbledore’s sexuality: ‘We’re not going to reveal everything all at once’The final Fantastic Beasts 2 trailer is out and people have some questionsRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  : read more