Kendall Jenner joins Gigi Hadid, Joe Jonas at US Open

first_imgLos Angeles, Sep 10 (PTI) Reality TV star Kendall Jenner joined her model best friend Gigi Hadid and her singer boyfriend Joe Jonas at the US Open in Queens. The 20-year-old model was busy watching the match, while Hadid and Jonas, 25, indulged in some PDA, reported E! Online. The trio, seemed to have had a great time as they flashed smiles and chatted during the match. Hadid made sure she did not let Kendall feel left out of place and was seen giggling with her. All three of them opted for comfortably stylish look with Kendall wearing a fuzzy white crop top teamed with a matching skirt, Hadid sporting an-all denim and Jonas wearing a white T-shirt and jeans. PTI SHD PSHlast_img

Boxer Billy Joe Saunders filmed ‘pretending to offer drug addict crack for sex act’

first_imgAdvertisementWBO Middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders isn’t the one to shy away from speaking his mind and often times he has taken trash talking to another level and enjoyed support from the British public. However, his recent antics have got him into legal troubles and being heavily criticized by fans on Social Media.Saunders, 29, is seen in his Rolls-Royce as a woman leans over the passenger window.He then says: “Before I give you this crack, right, if anything happens to you-you’re not going to say, ‘oh police, police’.”She responds: “I swear on my grandad’s grave.”Billy Joe Saunders man.Antics— Deano Baggio 2.0 (@DiscoDean7) September 17, 2018Later in the conversation, Saunders is heard saying in the footage obtained by Mail Online: “If I was to give you £250, would you t*** him off at the side there?”The woman replies: “If you give it to me first, yeah. That’s how it works.”The woman agrees, on the condition that he supplies her with the drugs first. But the boxer instead turns the conversation to a man walking along the street towards the car.“I know him, he’s a p—-, he’s a pedophile, punch him in the face and I’m going to give you £150-worth,” Saunders tells the woman. The woman slaps the passer-by, saying: “I’ve heard you’re a pedophile, mate.”Saunders informs the woman that the man is, in fact, not a sex offender and while she is apologizing, Saunders drives away laughing.The British Boxing Board of Control will stage a hearing next week to investigate the incident, for which Saunders has apologized on social media.Saunders, 29, who is due to ­defend his World Boxing Organisation middleweight crown against Demetrius Andrade in Boston on Oct 20, was filmed from inside the car by a passenger in the back seat.Also Read-Boxing: Terence Crawford vs Jose Benavidez Jr possible for October 13 Advertisementlast_img read more

Prithvi Shaw carried off the field with ankle injury in India’s Test warm-up match

first_imgIndia was dealt with a major injury scare on Friday as opener Prithvi Shaw injured his left ankle while fielding during warm-up match against Cricket Australia XI.Shaw was in pain and immediately grabbed his lower left leg after attempting to take a catch on the boundary. The 19-year-old Shaw was carried off the ground by two India officials.He was expected to open the batting for India in the first Test next Thursday against Australia at Adelaide. He top-scored with 66 in India’s innings on Thursday.”The medical team is assessing Prithvi Shaw at the moment,” the BCCI tweeted. “He hurt his left ankle while attempting to take a catch at the boundary ropes. Shaw is being taken to the hospital for scans.” Photographers managed to capture the exact moment Shaw twisted his ankle and left the field later (AP Photo)He returned to the Indian dressing room later in the day in crutches with his ankle heavily strapped.If Shaw is unable to take the field in the first Test then India will have to open its batting with the experienced but out-of-form pair of Murali Vijay and KL Rahul.Vijay has been out of the squad since the second Test against England in London in August while Rahul is woefully out of form and is averaging just over 24 this year in the longest format. He even failed in this warm-up match after getting out for 3.Update: The medical team is assessing Prithvi Shaw at the moment. He hurt his left ankle while attempting to take a catch at the boundary ropes. Shaw is being taken to the hospital for scans #TeamIndia (@BCCI) November 30, 2018Shaw meanwhile, recently scored a century on Test debut last month and scored 237 runs overall in the two Test matches that he played against the West Indies.Five players scored half-centuries for India as the tourists finally got their scheduled four-day match under way Thursday after rain washed out play on the first day.India made 358 at the Sydney Cricket Ground, while a Cricket Australia XI was 24 without loss in reply late Thursday.Prithvi Shaw top-scored for India with 66 while captain Virat Kohli added 64.The 19-year-old Shaw scored a century on test debut last month and is expected to open the batting at Adelaide Oval next week in the first test against Australia. The right-hander stroked 11 boundaries.CA XI captain Sam Whiteman won the toss and decided to bowl.The match was only originally scheduled for three days before Cricket Australia (CA) agreed to add Wednesday’s earlier start at India’s request.The first of the four-test series begins Dec. 6 in Adelaide. The teams play the final test beginning Jan. 3 at the SCG, with others at Perth and Melbourne in between.Also Read | Australia cricketers tend to break fine line between cheating and gamesmanship: GavaskarAlso Read | Virat Kohli slammed after wearing shorts for toss at Test warm-upAlso Read | Khawaja will pip Kohli and Australia will beat India in Tests: Ricky Pontinglast_img read more

Man Utd vs Burton Albion: Team news & TV

first_imgLeague Cup Manchester United vs Burton Albion: TV channel, stream, kick-off time, odds & match preview Ryan Kelly 19:20 20/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Manchester United celebrate Romelu Lukaku Getty League Cup Manchester United Manchester United v Burton Albion Burton Albion The reigning champions welcome Nigel Clough’s Championship team to Old Trafford as they kick off their first domestic cup campaign of the season Manchester United begin their defence of the League Cup – now named Carabao Cup – when they host Burton Albion at Old Trafford on Wednesday.The trophy triumph was Jose Mourinho’s first as manager of the Red Devils and they will be keen to retain the title as they challenge for glory on four different fronts this season.Championship side Burton defeated Oldham Athletic and Cardiff City to reach the third round, but they are struggling in the league having picked up just two wins from eight games. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Game Manchester United vs Burton Albion Date Wednesday, September 20 Time 20:00 BST / 15:00 ET TV CHANNEL & LIVE STREAM Manchester United celebrateIn the UK, the match will be available to watch live on television on Sky Sports Football as well as being available to stream online via the Sky Go app. UK TV channel Online stream Sky Sports Football Sky Go In the US, viewers can watch live on television on ESPN, or else they can stream the game live online using WatchESPN. US TV channel Online stream ESPN 3 WatchESPN SQUADS & TEAM NEWS Position Manchester United players Goalkeepers De Gea, Romero, J. Pereira Defenders Lindelof, Bailly, Jones, Rojo, Smalling, Blind, Shaw, Valencia, Darmian, Tuanzebe Midfielders Pogba, Mata, Lingard, Carrick, Young, Herrera, Mkhitaryan, Fellaini, Matic, McTominay Forwards Lukaku, Ibrahimovic, Martial, Wilson, Rashford Mourinho is likely to use the game as an opportunity to rotate his squad and players who have not featured prominently in the league should come into the team. The Portuguese has indicated that Nemanja Matic, David de Gea, Eric Bailly and Antonio Valencia will sit out the game.Paul Pogba is sidelined and will be out for a number of weeks having picked up an injury in the Champions League win over Basel last week, while Axel Tuanzebe is also ruled out. Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marcos Rojo are also some way off making a return to action.Potential starting XI: Romero; Shaw, Smalling, Jones, Young; Fellaini, Herrera, Carrick, Lingard; Lukaku, Martial. Position Burton Albion players Goalkeepers Bywater, Ripley, Campbell Defenders Brayford, Warnock, McFadzean, Turner, Flanagan, Buxton, Barker Midfielders Allen, Murphy, Lund, Scannell, Dyer, Naylor, Palmer, Akpan, Fox, Sbarra Forwards Akins, Varney, Sordell, Miller, Mason, Boyce Nigel Clough will be unable to call upon John Brayford at Old Trafford because the defender is cup-tied having already played for Sheffield United in the tournament.Will Miller is out of contention due to a hamstring injury, while Northern Ireland international Liam Boyce is also sidelined. However, Hope Akpan and Matty Palmer are available for selection again after recovering from their respective injuries.Potential starting XI: Bywater; Buxton, McFadzean, Turner; Warnock, Flanagan, Allen, Murphy, Akins; Sordell, Scannell. BETTING & MATCH ODDS Jose Mourinho Manchester UnitedPerhaps unsurprisingly, Manchester United are 1/14 favourites to win the third-round clash, according to dabblebet. Burton Albion are priced at 28/1 to spring an upset on the Premier League giants. A draw, meanwhile, is considered a 10/1 bet.Check out the full variety of markets available for the League Cup third round game between Manchester United and Burton Albion here.GAME PREVIEW Anthony Martial Manchester United BaselManchester United have gone on an impressive unbeaten run since losing the Super Cup to Real Madrid at the beginning of the season, picking up five wins in their last six games, and they will be determined to continue that form against Burton Albion on Wednesday.Mourinho has indicated that he will rest at least four first-team regulars for the game, but the United boss has stressed that he will send out a strong XI against the Championship side, despite the fact that there are arguably more important games against Southampton and CSKA Moscow on the horizon.”We don’t have 30 players, we have what we have, and a couple of injuries right now with Paul Pogba and Axel Tuanzebe. So we need some of the players that played on Sunday to play and we need some to be on the bench,” Mourinho said. “We need to be with a strong team. I know the quality of the Championship and I know, if we don’t take the game seriously, we are going to lose.”United would be forgiven for allowing other competitions, such as the Premier League and Champions League, to take priority, but it is clear that Mourinho is keen to dominate all fronts this season as he attempts to make up for a disappointing maiden league campaign.last_img read more

World Cup 2019: Australia crush England to storm into semi-finals

first_img commentary World Cup 2019: Australia crush England to storm into semi-finalsEngland vs Australia World Cup 2019: Defending champions Australia became the 1st team to reach the 2019 World Cup semi-finals when they defeated England by 64 runs. advertisement Rajarshi Gupta LondonJune 25, 2019UPDATED: June 26, 2019 07:11 IST Jason Behrendorff celebrates a wicket (Reuters)HIGHLIGHTSAustralia beat England by 64 runs to reach the 2019 World Cup semi-finalsFinch (100), Behrendorff (5 for 44) and Starc (4 for 43) starred for AustraliaAustralia are the 1st team to reach the semi-finals of World Cup 2019Australia hammered England by 64 runs at Lord’s on Tuesday to enter the semi-finals of the 2019 Cricket World Cup. After Aaron Finch smashed a classy 100, Jason Behrendorff picked 5 for 44 and Mitchell Starc finished with 4 for 43 as England failed to chase 286.Australia, the defending champions are the first team to reach the last four of the 2019 World Cup. England, the hosts and one of the pre-tournament favourites, are now in a bit of a spot. They now have 8 points from 7 matches and face must-win matches against India and New Zealand for a safe passage into the semis.England were rattled in the 2nd ball of their chase when James Vince was bowled by Behrendorff. Joe Root, England’s leading run-scorer this World Cup, was then trapped LBW by Starc. Eoin Morgan did not look comfortable during his brief stay and top-edged a short ball from Starc – England were in tatters at 26 for 3 in the 6th over.But England still dreamt with Ben Stokes in the middle. He dropped anchor and played some enthralling shots to keep England in the hunt. When he started his association with Jos Buttler, it looked like England would take it close.However, England were pegged back further Marcus Stoinis removed the dangerous Buttler. After a promising partnership between Stokes and Chris Woakes, Starc produced a lethal yorker to end Stokes’s stay for 89.From thereon, it was a matter of time before Australia romped home to a comfortable win. It was a special day for Behrendorff and it was made more special when he dismissed Jofra Archer to pick his maiden 5-wicket haul in ODIs.advertisementEarlier, Eoin Morgan won the toss and decided to put Australia in to bat in overcast conditions. After a watchful start, Aaron Finch and David Warner got into their groove and became the first opening pair to be involved in 5 successive 50+ stands in the World Cup.Warner and Finch are the two leading scorers in the 2019 World Cup and they have allowed Australia to be so dominant despite a dodgy show from the middle-order. On Tuesday, the two men tormented England and made sure Australia had a solid foundation for a big score.David Warner became the 3rd Australian after Matthew Hayden and Ricky Ponting to score 500 runs in a single edition of the World Cup but he fell to Moeen Ali for 53 after a 123-run opening partnership.Australia once again sent Usman Khawaja before Steve Smith at No.3 and he could never eeally get going but Aaron Finch was in fine form at the other end. He pierced the gaps, ran hard and kept the English attack on its toes.And just when it looked like Australia were on course for a score well in excess of 300, they lost Khawaja and Finch in quick succession.While Khawaja fell to Ben Stokes in the 33rd over, Finch miscued a pull shot off Jofra Archer right after getting to his 100 in the 36th over. Steve Smith tried his best at No.4 with 38 but a horrible mix-up with Marcus Stoinis and regular wickets thereafter allowed England to restrict the Australians.Alex Carey’s unbeaten 38 off 27 meant Australia got to a competitive total against a power-packed English batting line-up. At the end, 285 proved to be more than enough against a batting side which fancies itself to go past 500 in ODIs one day.Also Read | David Warner 3rd Australian to hit 500 runs in a single World CupAlso Read | England vs Australia World Cup 2019: Eoin Morgan looked scared, says Kevin PietersenFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow England VS AustraliaFollow Aaron FinchFollow Ben Stokes No data available! scorecard view more view less graphs Nextlast_img read more

Keeping Crime Out of Gaming Industry Major Focus of BGLC

first_img Speaking at a JIS ‘Think Tank’ recently, the Director said that persons wanting to become owners and operators of gaming machines will need to obtain a gaming licence from the BGLC. Story Highlights Keeping crime out of the gaming industry is a major focus of the Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Commission (BGLC), says Director of Enforcement at the BGLC, Noel Bacquie. Keeping crime out of the gaming industry is a major focus of the Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Commission (BGLC), says Director of Enforcement at the BGLC, Noel Bacquie.Speaking at a JIS ‘Think Tank’ recently, the Director said that persons wanting to become owners and operators of gaming machines will need to obtain a gaming licence from the BGLC.However, prior to receiving a licence there has to be a ‘fit and proper’ assessment to ensure that people entering the industry are not criminals.Therefore, Mr. Bacquie pointed out that there is a three-tiered process for covering the various categories of licences.“For the licences, the BGLC would require individuals to give detailed information about themselves – two references; a criminal certificate from the police; as well as to undergo an interview,” Mr. Bacquie said.He highlighted that as the risk level rises, so does the level of investigation, explaining that there is an even higher level of investigation for betting and lottery agents.This level of investigation would take into account education, employment history, credit information and legal standing.He said that an even higher tier is the multi-jurisdictional level, where the applicant has financial interest outside of Jamaica; then a third party would be engaged to conduct those investigations. However, prior to receiving a licence there has to be a ‘fit and proper’ assessment to ensure that people entering the industry are not criminals.last_img read more

KDMC drive Immerse Ganesh idols in truckmounted water tanks

first_imgThane: In a bid to save citizens from traffic jams and bad roads, the Kalyan Dombivali Municipal Corporation (KDMC) has come up with a plan wherein residents can immerse idols of Lord Ganesh in truck-mounted water tanks near their residences. The initiative “Immersion of Ganesh Idol at Your Door” has been launched by KDMC Commissioner Govind Bodke. Under this initiative, residents can immerse the idols in water tanks mounted on decorated trucks in municipal wards. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ Initially, the facility will be available for those residents who immerse the idols after one-and-a-half days of the festival, beginning on September 2. “We will ensure that the entire process is completed with a traditional fervour till the satisfaction of devotees,” a civic official said on Saturday. “The civic body will install water tanks on decorated trucks in every ward where household idols can be immersed. This initiative will help reduce traffic on roads during the festival as well as the long waiting time at the immersion sites (lakes, rivers and creeks),” said KDMC PRO Madhuri Phople.last_img read more

Canada signs USMCA on sidelines of highstakes G20 summit

first_imgBUENOS AIRES, Argentina – After much anticipation, Canada signed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement in Buenos Aires today on the sidelines of the high-profile G20 summit.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau joined U.S. President Donald Trump and outgoing Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto at a hotel to formally sign the trade agreement.U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum remain in place, but a Canadian official says an advantage to signing onto the agreement now is an auto side letter exempting Canada of potential tariffs on exports of up to 2.6 million vehicles — well above current levels.Today marks an important deadline for the trade pact.A new Mexican president takes over Saturday, who might not honour the tentative deal struck by his predecessor.Stability for Canada: TrudeauPrime Minister Justin Trudeau says the revamped NAFTA signed today in Buenos Aires provides stability for Canada’s economy.“Free and fair trade leads to more and better paying middle class jobs for more people,” Trudeau told a news conference in Argentina. “And the benefits of trade must be broadly and fairly shared — that is what modernizing NAFTA achieves, and that is why it was always so important to get this new agreement done right.”Trudeau calls on atrump to drop steel and aluminum tariffs as he speaks at the USMCA signings ceremony. Those tariffs remain in place despite the trade deal being reached #cdnpoli— Cormac Mac Sweeney (@cmaconthehill) November 30, 2018He says the new agreement lifts the risk of economic uncertainty that lingers throughout the trade renegotiation process.Trump says the new deal is a model agreement that will stop auto jobs from going overseas.He also says the agreement protects intellectual property rights and provides robust protections for digital trade and financial services.“President, I must say Pena Nieto, and Prime Minister Trudeau, we’ve worked hard on this agreement,” Trump said. “It’s been long and hard. We’ve taken a lot of barbs and a little abuse, and we got there. It’s great for all of our countries. Thank you for your close partnership throughout this process.”In the US, the Democrats (who control the House) want more measures to prevent jobs from going to Mexico, while Republicans are protesting protections for LGBTQ2 workers. #cdnpoli— Cormac Mac Sweeney (@cmaconthehill) November 30, 2018The signing of the trade pact is largely ceremonial, because it still needs to be ratified by all three countries before it can formally take effect.last_img read more

UPFA confident of Dayasiri

He also said that the nominations board decided on the final list of candidates who will contest for the provincial council elections in September. “Dayasiri stepped down from parliament and is contesting for the provincial council after accepting the Mahinda Chinthanaya. We are confident he will add strength to the campaign. He has the blessings of the people. As someone who is with the people, we think that is a good thing,” he said. The ruling United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA) is confident former UNP MP Dayasiri Jayasekera will add strength to the provincial council election campaign of the government.Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella said that Jayasekera had the support of the public in his electorate and that was shown when he garnered the most number of votes at the last General Elections from the Kurunegala District. The Minister said that the government stand on the candidates is conveyed to the nominations board but the board takes the final decision on the candidates.He said that while there are many who are qualified to be included only a few make it to the final list as there is a limit on the number of candidates who can be nominated. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Nearly 3000 Congolese refugees arrive in Burundi UN says

Smaller numbers were still crossing the border of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), according to the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), which received a report from a four-member investigating team just back from the area. Meanwhile, an additional 2,700 Congolese refugees, escaping from fighting in Bukavu, north of Uvira, have crossed into Rwanda in the last two weeks, the agency reported on Thursday. The largest group in Burundi, 1,652 people, mostly women and children, arrived in the border town of Gatumba at the northern tip of Lake Tanganyika, saying they had learned of the fighting that broke out in Bukavu on 26 May and fled in panic from their homes in the Kimanga, Bien mal acquis, and Nyamyanda areas of Uvira province. They were transferred to Gasorwe refugee camp. A group of 1,040 refugees, now in the Cibitoke centre, were mainly farmers from Bwegera, who risked their lives crossing the Ruzizi River, UNHCR said. Another 60 people arrived at the Rugombo Communal Centre after hearing distant gunshots and fleeing the towns of Ngueshi, Walungu, Kamanyola, Luvunge and Katogote, the agency said. Not far away, another group of 100 people, mainly teenage students, said they joined family members and neighbours who were running away. read more

Shortform porn service Vine overrun by SFW videos

first_imgIt’s hard to believe, but it took nearly four days after Twitter’s new video app, Vine, hit the App Store for the public outcry over inappropriate use to start. Yes, even in 2013 it’s nearly impossible for an NSFW app to launch without attracting a large amount of SFW content. If you’re not familiar with it, Vine encourages users to shoot six-second video clips of what’s going on right now and add them to their lifestreams — it was pitched as a perfect complement to Twitter.And no, Vine was never really intended as a porn clip sharing service. This is the internet we’re talking about, though, and if there’s one certainty about content sharing platforms it’s this: if it accepts uploads, it will become full of porn.Sure, it’s alarming that a short clip of some fellow and his sex toy somehow managed to pop up among Vine’s Editor’s Picks. That misstep and the mayhem that followed was enough to convince Apple that maybe having Vine listed in its Editor’s Choice section in the App Store wasn’t a great idea. It’s also totally predictable that Vine reacted by quickly filtering out every remotely foul hashtag it could think of. It does make you wonder if a conversation that went like this happened in the days leading up to Vine’s launch:“Do you think people will use this for porn?”“Nah, are you kidding? We only accept 6 second clips.”“Yeah, you’re right. No one wants to watch porn videos that short.”If it did go down like that, then not only was this one of the most incorrect assessments of the population of the internet ever made, but we’ve also got to assume that no one who works at Vine has ever browsed the web. It seems more likely that Vine decided to take a wait-and-see approach. That means, of course, that they figured they’d wait to do any filtering until they saw someone’s privates.Now the real fun begins for Vine. Banning hashtags will no doubt be an effective anti-porn measure, but it’s not a foolproof solution. Users will come up with their own nonsensical hashtags, use foreign words and phrases, or just start repurposing perfectly legitimate words like sausages.last_img read more

After hours of questioning by experts Theresa was left traumatised and had

first_img By Sinead Pembroke 10 Comments Sinead Pembroke Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 439 Views Short URL Mar 22nd 2017, 6:20 AM Wednesday 22 Mar 2017, 6:20 AM Researcher at TASC ‘After hours of questioning by “experts”, Theresa was left traumatised and had to make her own way home’ Redressing survivors of Mother and Baby homes needs to avoid the pitfalls of the Residential Institution Redress Board for Industrial and Reformatory School survivors, writes Sinead Pembroke. Share190 Tweet Email1 FINE GAEL’S EDUCATION Minister, Richard Bruton has said that there are no “plans” to reopen the State’s redress scheme for new entrants in light of the Tuam Baby scandal.However, with the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes underway, it is important to start thinking about the process of redress that is likely to be set up after the investigation is completed.Looking back at the experience of survivors incarcerated in Industrial and Reformatory Schools in applying for redress from the Residential Institutions Redress Board (RIRB), we can identify what a redress process should and shouldn’t look like.I interviewed 25 men and women about their experience of applying for redress from the RIRB, and this is what they had to say about the process.Re-traumatisationA major issue for most survivors was that by the time the redress process was over, they felt re-traumatised. An inquiry should seek to limit this trauma; however, this is not possible in its current format because of the legalistic overtures that characterise the process.First, many were dissatisfied with the way their solicitors dealt with their claims, and felt that the legal system had benefitted financially from their trauma. The Redress Board’s Annual Report (2008) stated that “the average costs and expenses paid to an applicant’s solicitor at the end of 2008 amounted to €10,845 per application, or 16.9% of the award”.Second, the application procedure, (writing a detailed statement and being assessed by a psychiatrist) resulted in psychological wounds being opened up after years of consignment to the deepest reaches of the mind.Third, the hearing procedure was interpreted by some as similar to being on trial, where one of the survivors Theresa described that after five and a half hours of questioning and critical examination by the panel of “experts”, she was left exhausted, traumatised and had to make her own way home.Finally, the waiver form that each person had to sign when an award for compensation was made caused a lot of distress to survivors. While the waiver form can’t stop people who accepted an award for compensation telling their story, this legal threat created a climate of confusion and of fear, and consequently, they felt abused again by the State.No justiceSurvivors were also critical of the lack of prosecutions that were followed up after the Commission released its report in 2009.Figures from Amnesty International’s report (2011) revealed that there were 30,000 complaints of abuse to the inquiry, 14,448 applied for redress, yet only eleven cases of abuse were forwarded to the Director of Public Prosecutions and only three abusers were prosecuted.This group of survivors also felt there was a lack of transparency throughout the inquiry and redress process. For example, many survivors interviewed felt that the operation of the points system that was used to determine how much compensation they were awarded was not transparent enough, and that in many instances their solicitor came to an agreement with the RIRB, with very little input from the survivor.Overall, institutional survivors, Catholic Religious Orders and the state had significantly differing experiences of the inquiry and redress process. This was related to each group’s social and financial capital, where the state and the Catholic Church were politically and financially in a better position to engage with the justice system.Recommendations for future redress schemesIn light of the above, there are four recommendations that should be taken into account in how future inquiry and redress processes (such as in the case of Mother and Baby Homes) should be set up.First, in order to limit re-traumatisation, a redress process should veer away from legal overtures, such as designing a redress application that does not require legal representation. Neither should people be forced to make a detailed statement and have it assessed on the basis of a points system; this forces further re-trauma because survivors are encouraged to delve into memories they may prefer to forget.Second, criminal convictions should be sought and followed through.Third, the State should create a public archive where all materials relating to the institutions being investigated and a collection of testimonies from survivors, (with their permission) can be stored. This would go some way towards memorialising victims of abuse of state-funded institutions.Finally, in the name of impartiality, the investigative team should be independent of the governing elite, (politicians, state departments and the legal system); this would go some way to limit the political capital that the state is able to wield during inquiry and redress processes.Sinead Pembroke is a researcher at TASC (Think-Tank on Action for Social Change), and previously a research fellow on the Magdalene Laundry oral history project in UCD. She is also the daughter of a survivor who went through the RIRB scheme.‘Trump’s budget is easy to understand: he’s boosting the military, cutting everything else. Scary’>Junior Cert English: ‘There isn’t a fifteen-year-old alive that can spit out high quality writing in two hours’>last_img read more

Microsoft et Amazon des finances au beau fixe

first_imgMicrosoft et Amazon : des finances au beau fixeÉtats-Unis – Les deux firmes américaines Microsoft et Amazon voient leur chiffre d’affaires s’envoler depuis la fin d’année 2009. Cette bonne santé s’explique par les ventes régulières de Windows 7 et du Kindle.Microsoft a publié un chiffre d’affaires record pour son deuxième trimestre décalé, clôt fin décembre. L’éditeur de logiciels affiche un bond de 60% soit 6,6 milliards de dollars (environ 4,7 milliards d’euros). “La demande exceptionnelle pour Windows 7 a débouché sur une bonne croissance du chiffre d’affaires”, a souligné le nouveau directeur financier, Peter Klein. En bourse, l’action de Microsoft gagne 1 dollar pour atteindre 29,42 dollars. De son côté, le bénéfice d’Amazon a littéralement explosé pour augmenter au final de 71% lors du dernier trimestre, grâce en particulier aux ventes du Kindle lors de la période des fêtes. “Des millions de gens possèdent maintenant le Kindle, a commenté Jeff Bezos, fondateur et directeur général d’Amazon. Et ceux qui possèdent un Kindle lisent beaucoup. Quand nous possédons les deux éditions, papier et numérique, nous vendons six éditions Kindle pour dix livres papier.”Le 29 janvier 2010 à 11:56 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Choléra en Haïti le pic na pas encore été atteint

first_imgCholéra en Haïti : le pic n’a pas encore été atteintSi l’on en croit l’Organisation mondiale de la santé (OMS), l’épidémie de choléra en Haïti n’aurait pas encore atteint son pic de propagation, et de nombreux nouveaux cas devraient donc encore être découverts ces prochaines semaines.Alors que l’épidémie en Haïti dure déjà depuis plusieurs mois (elle a commencé à se propager à la mi-octobre), l’OMS a fait savoir lors d’une conférence de presse que le pic de contagion de la maladie n’avait, selon elle, pas encore été atteint. Ainsi, une porte-parole de l’organisation a expliqué : “Il y aura certainement encore beaucoup de cas de choléra en Haïti, c’est certain”, et cela en précisant tout de même que moins de victimes sont à prévoir du fait de l’aide apportée dans le pays.Si le nombre de cas de porteurs du choléra ne cesse de croître, le taux de létalité de la maladie est en baisse, atteignant 2,2% des cas actuellement contre 9% en automne dernier, explique l’AFP. Pour maîtriser plus que jamais la maladie, l’OMS a expliqué avoir formé plusieurs centaines de professionnels de santé pour venir en aide à la population d’Haïti. Aujourd’hui, les problèmes qui se posent concernent l’accession aux zones rurales et la mise en place d’un véritable système d’assainissement de l’eau dans le pays. A noter que l’Onu de son côté a nommé dernièrement un groupe d’experts afin de déterminer l’exacte origine de l’épidémie en Haïti (voir notre article) alors qu’un camp de Casques bleus népalais est montré du doigt par la population et certains scientifiques.Le 11 janvier 2011 à 16:33 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Pochettino explains why he allowed Kane to play in FA Cup

first_imgThe Spurs were up 6-0 against Tranmere Rovers in the FA Cup, and Mauricio Pochettino still decided to sub in his captain for the second half.Tottenham Hotspur was easily winning 6-0 against Tranmere Rovers in the FA Cup Third Round.But Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino decided to play one of his best players: captain Harry Kane.Kane went on to score Tottenham’s seventh goal, and Pochettino was questioned why would he subbed Kane in.“It was respect,” Pochettino said after the game according to Goal.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“Respect the people, respect the opponent. They’re not going to have many chances to see Harry Kane play here in a competition like the FA Cup.”“I think it was a great atmosphere. For different reasons, I decided to make a change and put Kane on the pitch but one of them is that,” he commented.“It’s important to show respect to the people here so they could see Harry Kane, who is an icon in English football. It is difficult in that division to see it. It was important to see him in action.”“Like all the competitions, we take it very seriously,” he added.“Of course sometimes you can win and sometimes you can lose, but always we are serious and respect the competition.”last_img read more

Aristocrat spins big in 1H18 with 285 revenue surge

first_img Load More Aristocrat wins battle over intellectual property rights with US$3 million settlement RGB expecting strong 2019 despite second quarter revenue, profit decline Discussing the results, CEO and Managing Director Trevor Croker said, “Aristocrat has delivered another period of strong growth and operational performance, built on outstanding talent, product, technology and improved front-end execution.“The strong 32% profit improvement over the six months to 31 March 2018 demonstrates the soundness of our strategy whilst highlighting our broadening ambition as we make substantial progress expanding our addressable market across both digital and land-based segments.”Aristocrat revealed that the number of total daily active users on its digital platforms had increased six-fold in the period to 8.3 million, while American operations saw an AU$42.9 million improvement in post-tax profit.The company said it expects to successfully defend its market-leading positions in the North American, ANZ and other international markets over the coming year. It added that Aristocrat will continue to increase its investment in content and technology in its land-based business as well as expansion of its digital operations via social casino and social games.“Aristocrat will continue to push for growth by increasing our strategic investment in design and development in order to protect and extent market leading positions, while attacking attractive adjacencies,” Croker said.” Slot machine giant Aristocrat Leisure saw its revenue soar by 28.5% to AU$1.58 billion in the six months to 31 March 2018, driven by strong growth in the group’s Americas and digital business plus “further lift in performance” in the ANZ region.Continuing its upward momentum, Aristocrat also saw its operating revenue jump 33.6% to AU$1.64 billion, while EBITDA grew 28.9% to AU$642.9 million. Profit after tax increased 2.8% to AU$256.5 million, with NPATA growing 32.5% to AU$361.5 million. RelatedPosts South Korea’s foreigner-only casinos see revenues grow in Augustlast_img read more

BNP fears Khaledas jail stay may be prolonged

first_imgBNP The leadership in the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) is not at all worried over who will lead the party in absence of party chairperson Khaleda Zia.They said they are more worried over how long their chairperson would have to stay in jail.Party insiders said the BNP leadership fear that the Bangladesh Awami League (AL) government may resort to different underhand tactics to prolong Khaleda’s stay in jail as part of its conspiracy to split the party ahead of the next December general elections.Against this backdrop, the main target of the party policymakers is how to ensure Khaleda’s immediate release and how to reach its goals with regard to the December general elections, keeping party’s unity intact in absence of the party’s two topmost leaders – Khaleda and her son Tarique Rahman.The party has made its exiled senior vice chairman Tarique Rahman the acting chairman of the party in absence of his mother.BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir told Prothom Alo on Friday the party will carry out peaceful and non-violent street campaign demanding the release of party chairperson Khaleda Zia, alongside the legal battle.He also said they are expecting to file an appeal with the High Court against the verdict of the trial court by Sunday or Monday next.Party insiders said the party would continue its regular and peaceful programmes demanding Khaleda’s release, but wouldn’t go for any sturdy street campaign.They think that it wouldn’t be easy to free Khaleda through street agitations. On the other hand, if the street campaigns turn violent, it may be counter-productive. It would give the government an opportunity to carry out repression on the opposition activists, alongside launching propaganda against the party.So, the BNP leadership doesn’t want to spend its strength right now on the streets. Khaleda, too, gave the party leadership such instructions before landing in jail.Talking to reporters at BNP chairperson’s Gulshan office on Friday, BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul said the party chairperson earlier directed them to carry out non-violent and peaceful street campaign in a democratic manner for her release, restoration of democracy and forcing the government to hold a fair election.BNP leadership thinks that the courage of party activists has increased in recent times and this has been manifest in their participation in recent programmes.Participation of thousands of party activists in the procession that escorted Khaleda to the makeshift court on Thursday, amidst the presence of a huge contingent of law enforcers, has further boosted the courage of the party.Thousands of party activists and supporters, braving the fear of being arrested by law enforcers, thronged the highway when Khaleda was going to Sylhet two days before her sentencing.BNP standing committee member Amir Khosru Mahmud Chowdhury said the more the government will harden its repression and the more the government would curb people’s rights, the more the people will rise up.“The government will not be able to stop the wave of people’s uprising, no matter how many strategies the government takes.”The party leadership fear that the government would resort to different ill tactics to split the party ahead of the next general elections and that’s why the leadership is careful so that the party leadership sees no divisions in the absence of Khaleda and Tarique.A member of the party’s national standing committee told Prothom Alo that the standing committee – the highest policymaking body of the party – will make decisions in consultation with the party’s acting chairman Tarique Rahman who is now staying in UK.  Former prime minister Khaleda was sent to jail after a makeshift court sentenced her to five years of imprisonment in a graft case on Thursday.*The article originally published in Prothom Alo print edition has been rewritten in English by Abu Taib Ahmedlast_img read more

Forest dept finds rare birds in abandoned cages traders give officials the

first_imgKolkata: The Wildlife Wing of the state Forest department seized 20 birds of three scheduled species of parakeets from Galif Street on Sunday.No one could be arrested as offenders probably had sensed danger and abandoned the cages full of birds to save themselves. According to sources, acting on a sources information sleuths from Forest department conducted a special raid on Sunday morning at Galif Street. Forest department officials posed as prospected buyers of pets and was taking a round of the pet market for possible catch. After almost an hours, some of them noticed few cages covered with pieces of cloth which were abandoned. Suspecting something fishy, sleuths started keeping strong vigil on the cages. But after waiting for a long time no one came to pick up those cages. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataLater, forest officials removed the cloth pieces and found three species of birds identified as rose ringed parakeets, alexandrine parakeets and grey headed starling. Immediately, the birds were seized and it was found there are 20 birds from the schedule of forest department regulations which are banned for trade. Later, the birds were taken to the wild life rehabilitation centre in Salt Lake. A case has been lodged. A forest officials said they are continuously trying to inform people not to buy any scheduled birds as it is illegal. The aim is to save and conserve wildlife by awareness of common people. Earlier this month, state Forest department and Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB) jointly carried out a raid at Galif Street, after the officials got a tip off that several endangered species of birds were being sold by a few persons. A large number of birds were recovered during the raid and nine persons are arrested by the officials of forest department and WCCB.last_img read more

Smoke bombs briefly cripple Montreal subway system

first_img Sponsored Stories MONTREAL (AP) – Police say smoke bombs were set off at multiple points in Montreal’s subway system, briefly cutting off service and creating a nightmarish morning commute.Quebec Premier Jean Charest condemned the attack, saying he hopes the guilty parties are found.The incident occurred near the peak of Thursday morning rush hour. Most service was restored just after 10 a.m. (1500 GMT).Subway service has been interrupted in recent weeks as the city deals with student protests over tuition increases. Thursday’s subway shutdown caused long lineups at bus stops and increased traffic under a heavy drizzle.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Top Stories More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates The difference between men and women when it comes to paincenter_img Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family Arizona families, Arizona farms: providing the local community with responsibly produced dairy Comments   Share   Men’s health affects baby’s health too New high school in Mesa lets students pick career pathslast_img read more

LATAM chooses oneworld alliance

first_imgLATAM goes with oneworld over Star Alliance. LATAM has confirmed it will join global alliance, oneworld, prompting TAM Airlines and its Paraguay subsidiary to set aside its association with the Star Alliance.With Chile’s LAN Airlines has been flying as a full member of oneworld since June 2000 and LAN Argentina, LAN Ecuador and LAN Peru added since as affiliate members, the decision will bring the entire group into the same global airline alliance.TAM’s transition away from the Star Alliance is expected to be completed during the second quarter next year, with an intention to become part of oneworld to be placed after its exit.Meanwhile, LAN Columbia will join oneworld as an affiliate member in the fourth quarter of 2013.Assuring a smooth transition, LATAM Airlines group chief executive Enrique Cueto said the decision was made after an evaluation of alliance options.“We are very happy with the decision,” he said.With the addition of TAM and LAN as well as impending additions of Qatar Airways and SriLankan, the oneworld network will grow to more than 950 destinations in 160 countries.Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.Jlast_img read more