‘EC ready for J&K delimitation’

first_imgThe Election Commission of India (ECI) is ready for delimitation of constituencies of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, when the government is ready, Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora said on Friday. The Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act, 2019, which was passed by Parliament in August, split the State into the Union Territories of J&K (with legislature) and Ladakh (without legislature). Asked about the status of the delimitation, which has been mentioned in the Act, Mr. Arora said the Law Ministry had sought legal advice from the ECI, which hired former officials Shangara Ram and R.K. Srivastava well versed in the process.last_img read more

South Asian Games: Mary Kom, Sarita Devi strike gold as India sweep boxing medals

first_imgMC Mary Kom and Pooja Rani knocked out their respective opponents while L. Sarita Devi survived a scare as India grabbed all the three gold medals on offer in women’s boxing for an overall clean-sweep of top honours in the 12th South Asian Games on Tuesday.On a comeback trail after recovering from a shoulder injury, London Olympics bronze-medallist Mary Kom (51kg) packed a powerful punch against her Sri Lankan rival Anusha Kodituwakku Dilrukshi to be adjudged winner via Technical Knockout (TKO) in a bout lasting less than 90 seconds. (Here’s why Mary Kom feels Indian boxing is in ruins) With Mary landing some powerful blows, Anusha lost her balance and injured her right knee. This forced her to take a medical break before attempting a comeback.However, a booming jab from the five-time world champion sent her almost out of the ring before the referee intervened.The injury to Anusha will take about two-three months to heal.”Anusha has sustained medical collateral ligament tear which would take about two three months to recover,” the Sri Lankan team doctor said.When asked about her opponent, Mary Kom said, “I’m so happy when anyone challenges me, I don’t comment before the bout. But deep inside, I was very positive.””After children, the comeback is not easy. I still do training to motivate myself. I’m thankful to my entire team,” she said.Sarita Devi, returning to the ring after her one-year ban following the infamous Asian Games meltdown, faced a stiff challenge from another Sri Lankan opponent in M. Vidushika Prabadhi.advertisementThe Incheon bronze-medallist overwhelmed the Lankan in the first two rounds but her opponent came back strongly in the third round with some powerful blows leading to Sarita falling twice before the Indian won by a narrow 39-36 margin to be adjudged winner 3-0.last_img read more

Babbar to take over as Cong UP chief on Sunday

first_imgNew Delhi, Jul 15 (PTI) Newly appointed chief of Uttar Pradesh Congress Raj Babbar is set to take over his new assignment on Sunday in Lucknow.Babbar will take over along with the other appointees, including partys chief ministerial candidate Shiela Dikshit, in the presence of senior Congress leaders in the state capital, party sources said.This was decided after a meeting of the newly appointed leaders of state unit of Congress with the partys general secretary in charge of UP affairs Ghulam Nabi Azad here today.However, they said whether Azad would attend the event is not confirmed yet as he may have to attend the all-party meetings convened by the government and Lok Sabha Speaker in Delhi on Sunday, ahead of the Monsoon Session of Parliament.During the meeting with Azad, Congress leaders also discussed the partys strategy for UP polls, slated next year. PTI SKC KIS SC KISlast_img read more


first_imgThe Snapdragon(TM) 652 has a octa-core CPU configurationThe Snapdragon(TM) 652 has a octa-core CPU configuration with four powerful ARM Cortex-A72 cores and four more energy-efficient Cortex-A53 cores for background tasks. This processor is miles ahead of Snapdragon(TM) 650. Its visual computing is powered by Adreno 510 GPU with 3GB of RAM.All these translates to slicker performance, immersive visual experience, fast download, and superior gaming experience on LeEco Le 2. In addition to this, users can also multitask on Le 2 without any delay.Le 2 comes at a highly competitive price and it is the only smartphone in that price range to offer Snapdragon(TM) 652. It sports a full metal unibody which feels solid and lends it the look and feel of a premium flagship smartphone. The Superphone comes with a 5.5-inch Full HD display. To offer unparalleled audio experience to its users, Le 2 comes with Continual Digital Lossless Audio or CDLA, which is patented by LeEco. It is the only player in the world to have replaced the 3.5mm headphone port with the worlds first CDLA Type-C interface, leading an audio revolution that has otherwise remained stagnant for decades.The Superphone flaunts a 16MP primary camera with PDAF technology that lets users click visibly better images with vibrant and true-to-life colours. LeEcos Le 2 comes equipped with a front camera of 8MP, making the Superphone a delight for selfie lovers.Le 2 comes with a year of LeEco Supertainment membership through which users will get to choose from a vast content library of 2000+ movies and 3000+ hours of curated shows, 150+ live TV channels. Music too to follow soon, besides offering 1.9 million songs with lossless audio. (MORE) PRN TLS TLSadvertisementlast_img read more

Indias top woman all-rounder Deepti Sharma to play for Bengal

first_imgKolkata, Nov 19 (PTI) All-rounder Deepti Sharma, who played a vital role in Indian womens teams runners-up finish at the ICC World Cup will be playing for bengal in the upcoming domestic season.”I am happy that I will be spending this domestic season Jhulan di and there are other senior selectors here. It will be a good challenge for me and I hope to be groomed by them,” the 20-year-old told reporters at the Eden Gardens.She also met former India captain and Cricket Association of Bengal president Sourav Ganguly.Bengal will be part of the Plate division for the one- dayers this season. They are grouped among 10 teams in the Elite division for the T20 competition.”My job is to work hard and grow as a player and Jhulan dis presence was a big factor — bigger than anything else,” Deepti, who was also in talks with Baroda and Railways since being granted a NoC by the Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association, said.She gave credit to her father Bhagwan Sharma, a retired chief booking supervisor with Indian Railways and brother Sumit to becoming a cricketer.”From the beginning, I was never raised as a girl. They never considered me as a girl, so i was free to go out,” Deepti added.”My brother was always by my side… Im gradually performing step by step,” Deepti who started off her journey from the Ekalavya Sports Stadium said.Deepti finished as Indias highest wicket-taker in their runners-up finish in the Womens World Cup in July as she also chipped in with two half-centuries, effecting run-outs and taking back-pedalling catches, a testament to her potential as a world-class allrounder in the making.advertisement”Nobody knew womens cricket but after finishing runners-up everybody follows womens cricket. I hope they continue to follow us. I am thankful to the great media coverage,” she said. PTI TAP KHS KHSlast_img read more

World Cup 2018: Belgium coach happy to see attackers in full flow vs Tunisia

first_imgRomelu Lukaku and Eden Hazard’s brace and a goal from Michy Batshuayi gave Belgium a resounding 5-2 victory against Tunisia on Saturday and put them in command of Group G in this year’s World Cup.Before this, the Red Devils had defeated Panama 3-0 and with five goals from this match, they now have 8 goals in the 2018 FIFA World Cup so far. Only hosts Russia has managed to score as many goals as the Belgians so far in the World Cup. They hammered five past Saudi Arabia in the World Cup opener and then scored three against Egypt.After racking up two wins and a goal difference of plus-six Belgium are virtually assured of advancing but it is not yet guaranteed – and they will be aware that they will need to tighten up at the back to handle the threat of the big guns deeper into the tournament.2018 FIFA WORLD CUP: FULL COVERAGEWith six points and a plus-six goal difference, Belgium are now into the last 16 of the World Cup and they will look to finish the group on top when they take on England on June 28 in their final game.#REDTOGETHERThx @fanclub1895 4 the support #WorldCup #BELTUN#ENGBEL pic.twitter.com/beSHqtvDIiBelgian Red Devils (@BelRedDevils) June 23, 2018Belgium’s attack has been in full flow so far and is ably led by Romelu Lukaku, who has scored four goals from two matches and is the joint top scorer in this year’s tournament with Cristiano Ronaldo. And, his coach was happy with his and the team’s attacking display after the first two matches. However, he is aware of their shortcomings at the back as well.advertisement”It’s not easy to score that amount of goals in two games,” said Belgium coach Martinez following their 3-0 opening win over Panama.FIFA WORLD CUP: FIXTURES | POINTS TABLE”Today was a different game to Panama, they were very deep and structured, we had to find solutions. You have to give a lot of credit to Tunisia for wanting to press high up and make it a really open game. It is really good for us to be able to adapt to different types of games.”We had to suffer in spells but when we were in full flow going forward, we look really sharp. On top you have the talent and the quality but since we came together it’s been a joy to see a group of players working so hard.”World Cup 2018: Romelu Lukaku equals Diego Maradona’s 32-year-old recordRAGGED DEFENDINGBelgium were much the better team from the off, looking dangerous on almost every attack, but they were seriously aided and abetted by some ragged defending and non-existing marking from their opponents.Syam Ben Youssef needlessly crashed into Hazard to give away a sixth-minute penalty, which the captain calmly converted.Ali Maaloul then gave the ball after 16 minutes to allow Dries Mertens to drive forward before rolling it into the path of Lukaku to plant it low into the corner. Belgium’s shaky defence gave away two easy goals vs Tunisia (Reuters Photo)Tunisia hit back two minutes later with a Dylan Bronn header as Belgium’s own sometimes shaky defending was exposed but another misplaced Tunisian pass enabled Thomas Meunier to feed his goal-hungry striker as Lukaku clipped in to make it 3-1 in stoppage time.World Cup 2018: Romelu Lukaku demands more from Belgium after Tunisia winFollowing his double against Panama it took the him to four goals for the tournament, level with Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo, and made him Belgium’s highest scorer at a single World Cup after one-and-a-half games.An inch-perfect Kevin de Bruyne pass sent Hazard clear for his second six minutes after the restart, the midfielder showing superb balance and skill to round keeper Farouk Ben Mustapha.Substitute Batshuayi then had a remarkable last 20 minutes, having a shot cleared off the line, hitting the bar inexplicably from point-blank range and having another effort brilliantly saved before finally finding the target in the 90th with a good finish.Belgium were generally on cruise-control for the final half hour, with Hazard and Lukaku taken off for a rest, though the North Africans had the last word as Wahbi Khazri scored in stoppage time.”The Belgian team is a superior side,” Tunisian coach Nabil Maaloul said. “We would like to apologise to the Tunisian fans. We did our best and we will try to improve our performance in the future.”(With inputs from Reuters)last_img read more

Live Streaming India vs England 3rd Test Day 4: When and where to watch IND v ENG Test match?

first_imgWhat time is the Test match between England and India?Day 4 of the third Test between India and England will start at 3.30pm IST.Where can I watch the England vs India Test match live?You can watch the Test match live on the following TV channels – Sony Six, Sony Six HD, Sony Ten 3 and Sony Ten 3 HD from 2.30pm IST.Live Streaming will be available on SonyLiv app and website – sonyliv.comWhen is the England vs India Test match?The third Test between India and England will be played from August 18-22.Where will the England vs India Test match be played?The third Test between India and England will be played at Trent Bridge, Nottingham.Where can I check the online live updates of the England vs India Test match?You can get all the latest updates, reactions, news of the Test match at www.indiatoday.in/sportsWhat are the team squads for England vs India Test match?India’s playing XI: Virat Kohli (C), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (WK), Hardik Pandya, R Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah.England’s playing XI: Joe Root (C), Alastair Cook, Keaton Jennings, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler, Oliver Pope, Ben Stokes, Adil Rashid, James Anderson, Stuart Broad, Chris Woakes.Virat Kohli scored his second century of the tour as India set a daunting 521-run target for England to win the third Test at Trent Bridge on Monday.A day after taking 5-28, Hardik Pandya smashed 52 off 52 balls as India closed in on the declaration on day three. Cheteshwar Pujara, resuming overnight alongside Kohli with India on 124-2, made 72.advertisementKohli invited England to bat for nine overs in the last session of the day after making the declaration. But openers Alastair Cook (9*) and Keaton Jennings (13*) did well as England were 23/0 at stumps, needing 498 more to win the match.The highest successful run chase in Test history is 418, by West Indies against Australia in 2003.last_img read more

India vs New Zealand: Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni win hearts with heroic efforts

first_imgIndia’s dream to lift the World Cup trophy for the 3rd time came to an end on Wednesday as New Zealand outplayed the Men in Blue to emerge victorious at Old Trafford, Manchester.In a chase of 240 runs, India were put into a tricky situtation after their top 3 and in-form batsmen–Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul and Virat Kohli–were sent back for 1, 1, and 1 in the first 4 overs.Thereafter, Rishabh Pant and Hardik Pandya steadied a sinking Indian side for a while but it was MS Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja who kept the hopes alive in the death overs of the nail-biting semi-final.With Dhoni and Jadeja at the crease, a win seemed likley for India as the two kept on fighting gradually. Ravindra Jadeja walked out to bat when India had lost Hardik Pandya for 32 in the 31st over of their 240-run chase and joined MS Dhoni when India were reeling at 92 for 6.Thereafter, Dhoni and Jadeja went on to stitch a 106-run stand for the 7th wicket to give India a hope that they could still make it to the Lord’s for the July 14 World Cup 2019 final.MS Dhoni was slow in collected runs but the wicket-keeper-batsmen kept rooted at the crease to give Jadeja a crucial support.In a pressure situation , when runs were not coming easy for India, Jadeja smashed the disciplined New Zealand bowlers– Mitchell Santner, Matt Henry and Lockie Ferguson– for boundaries and sixes.After bringing India back into the game, Jadeja perished for 77 from 59 balls, hitting 4 sixes and as many boundariess.advertisementHowever, in the 49th over of the second innings the Indian crowd went into a mournful silence when MS Dhoni was run-out for 50.Well played GuysDhoni & Jadeja…U won hearts of billion Indians?????????????? #INDvsNZ pic.twitter.com/aMvDJheBwSS/O Jothikannan (@i_marunJ17) July 10, 2019We played really well… We lost that is part of game.. cheer up…… ????#INDvsNZ #Dhoni #Jadeja #indiavsNewzealand pic.twitter.com/KlhQcBvMr1Sujay Raj (@Sujay__Raj) July 10, 2019@imjadeja superb innings sir … Congratulations for the heroic innings.. lost or win , you fought like a true soldier.. and @msdhoni , what to say about you.. Indian cricket owes to you.. grt show.. grt fight. #INDvsNZ #SirJadeja #ThalaDhoni #ICCCricketWorldCup2019Jnyanaranjan Dash (@jnyana91) July 10, 2019Very played Team India in #CWC19 Wins and losses is the part of Game, #SirJadeja & #Dhoni well played today. #INDvsNZ @imjadeja @msdhoni @imVkohli @ImRo45 Best of luck 4 next GameKishan Chauhan (@Kishan_chauhans) July 10, 2019It was Martin Guptill who dashed India’s hopes with his terrific direct hit to dismiss MS Dhoni, the man on whom India’s belief rested. Guptill had a horrific season with the bat but he turned out to be a game-changer for New Zealand with his awareness on the field.As MS Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja departed, India were soon all-out for 221 in 49.3 overs.Well played Boys???????? #teamindiaWe loved ur performance throughout the #cwc19 today’s was not our Day! Win nd lose is part of life nd Sports???? today was ur day @imjadeja ?? @msdhoni @RishabPant777 loved ur innings???????? #indvsnz #dhoni congratulations #NZ pic.twitter.com/fzDQ4HKwz8Tanya chaudhary (@tanya171198) July 10, 2019For us #CWC19 is over now but what @BCCI needs is true support frm Fans, less criticism frm social media, specially for @msdhoni they hv done their job very well! Given tough fights throughout journey & what a game @imjadeja Magnificent!#INDvsNZ@ICCNagesh (@NageshDolaskar) July 10, 2019#INDvsNZ tough times for indian fans but time to relax for both fans and #TeamIndia after such a frenzy. Time to relax pounding hearts (fans) and muscles (team XI) . Well played @imjadeja @msdhonisaif (@saif57417137) July 10, 2019@hardikpandya7 was impatient too with the shot that got him out. @msdhoni & @imjadeja, what an inning! One should understand that we cannot rely on a single person every time in the cruch situation. #INDvsNZ #WorldCup2019Anup watching India (@AnupWatching) July 10, 2019India were playing for a spot in their 4th World Cup final but at the end of the day, New Zealand stormed to their second successive title clash.For India, it was a repeat of the 2015 World Cup campaign. After dominant performances in the group stage and the quarter-final 4 years ago, India went down to Australia. In 2019, India finished on top of the group stage only to lose to New Zealand in the semi-final.Also Read | World Cup 2019: New Zealand were braver than us and they deserved to win, says Virat KohliAlso Read | India’s World Cup dream over, New Zealand storm into finalAlso Seelast_img read more

Liverpool January transfer news LIVE

first_imgTransfers Liverpool January transfer news LIVE: No Sturridge offer from Sevilla Goal Last updated 1 year ago 20:45 1/22/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Transfers Liverpool Premier League Goal brings you all the latest news, rumours and deals related to the Reds as the January transfer window heats up No Sturridge offer from SevillaSevilla have not made an official approach to sign Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge on loan, reports Sky Sports News .Reports had suggested that Sevilla have identified Sturridge as an alternative January signing if they fail to agree a deal with Chelsea for Michy Batshuayi.But they have yet to follow up an initial interest in Sturridge after Inter Milan made an offer to sign the England international . 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 Egypt FA chief calls for Salah in Real MadridMohamed Salah LiverpoolThe head of Egypt’s FA wants to see Liverpool star Mohamed Salah move to Real Madrid, claims the Sun .According to the newspaper, Abo Rida asserted that the Merengue would make an offer for Salah over the summer and allegedly stated such a move would “be great for Egyptian football”.Liverpool shift focus to PulisicChristian Pulisic Borussia DortmundAfter pulling out of the race for Thomas Lemar, Liverpool have turned their attention to U.S. international Christian Pulisic, according to the Daily Star .The Reds moved away from Monaco’s Lemar due to his £100 million price tag, but they believe Pulisic has a similiar skill set.Liverpool, who are owned by the U.S.-based Fenway Sports Group, would also like to add an American to their squad.Liverpool will allow Sturridge exitDaniel Sturridge LiverpoolLiverpool will allow Daniel Sturridge to seek a new club in the January transfer window, reports  Sky Sports . The striker has fallen behind Roberto Firmino in the Reds’ pecking order, while Inter and Sevilla have both shown interest in a deal.Kroos wants to work with KloppHD Toni KroosReal Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos has several offers on the table, reports Don Balon , with the German eager to work with Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool.The highly rated playmaker could be among those made available in the summer as the Blancos seek to freshen up their ranks.Sturridge scrap hotting upDaniel Sturridge Liverpool Huddersfield Town Premier LeagueInter continue to lead the chase for Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge, but Gianluca Di Marzio reports that Roma are also keen on the England international.Sturridge is a proven performer in need of game time and he could be offered a chance to head to the Italian capital if Edin Dzeko completes a proposed switch to Chelsea.Klopp in no rush to spend Coutinho moneyJurgen Klopp Philippe Coutinho LiverpoolLiverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says he’s not in a rush to spend the €160 million generated from the sale of Philippe Coutinho.If a deal comes along that is right for the club then Klopp indicated he will consider it, but the German feels confident in the squad already at his disposal. Read the full story on Goal.  Lemar sets heart on BarcaThomas Lemar Monaco 2017Monaco winger Thomas Lemar is ready to snub interest from Arsenal and Liverpool after setting his heart on a move to Barcelona, claims The Mirror .The France international has been heavily linked with Premier League clubs since the summer of 2017, but is eager to open the next chapter in his career in La Liga.last_img read more

9 months agoEmery tells Arsenal chiefs: Sell Ozil NOW

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Emery tells Arsenal chiefs: Sell Ozil NOWby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal boss Unai Emery wants to see Mesut Ozil sold this month.The Daily Mail says Emery wants the club to find an exit route for Ozil before the end of the January transfer window to free up funds to sign his own players. Arsenal are still to receive credible interest for the player, who does not want to go on loan and whose £350,000-a-week salary deters potential buyers. Emery has an agreement with Barcelona’s Denis Suarez but the Catalan club are stalling over a loan deal as they want a commitment from Arsenal to buy the player in the summer, something the Londoners are refusing to do. Emery’s trust in Ozil is now non-existent. last_img read more

Rohit Sharma admits Rishabh Pant blew away Mumbai Indians at Wankhede

first_img scorecard graphs commentary Rohan Sen MumbaiMarch 25, 2019UPDATED: March 25, 2019 09:27 IST IPL 2019: Rishabh Pant showed little respect to the Mumbai Indians bowlers at the Wankhede Stadium on Sunday (IANS Photo)HIGHLIGHTSRishabh Pant smashed a 27-ball 78 and helped Delhi Capitals post 213 for 6 at WankhedePant’s 78 included seven boundaries and seven sixes as he launched into Mumbai Indians We made a lot of mistakes today and that was the reason we lost the match: MI captain Rohit SharmaMumbai Indians’ losing streak in their opening match of the Indian Premier League stretched to 7 matches on Sunday after their 37-run loss against Delhi Capitals at the Wankhede stadium.But not many can blame Mumbai Indians for the way they competed in the match after being blown away by Rishabh Pant in the first innings.Pant took the MI bowlers to the cleaners as he blazed away to a 27-ball 78 not out to propel Delhi to 213 for 6 after being put into bat.MI in reply fought hard with Yuvraj Singh top-scoring with 53 runs but they were always behind the asking rate after captain Rohit Sharma got out in the second over itself.Rohit had to admit that his team was completely blown away by a magical innings from Rishabh Pant.”First game is always challenging for most of the teams because there are lot of new players in the squad. We made a lot of mistakes today and that was the reason we lost the match. We were in the game in the first 10 overs while bowling but the way Rishabh batted, we have to give the credit to him,” Rohit Sharma said after the loss.”We missed our lengths and failed to execute our plans but that can happen as there are lot of new guys in the squad and understanding takes a bit of time. But having said that we are all professional cricketers and we need to learn from our mistake as quickly as possible.Always a pleasure watching @RishabPant777 in his natural habitat.#PlayerOfTheMatch #MIvDC #ThisIsNewDelhi #DelhiCapitals pic.twitter.com/e2agXtMUOyadvertisementDelhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) March 24, 2019″We had 6 bowling options today. We didn’t play another spinner because I thought pitch will do something for the pacers. They had lot of left-handers in the squad so I was not convinced that leg spinner will bowl full four overs. We were very really clear about how we want to approach the game.”Yuvi batted brilliantly: RohitRohit rued the lack of partnerships in this game and also hinted at a change in the playing XI for the next game which they will play on March 28 against Royal Challengers Bangalore at the M Chinnaswamy stadium.”The combination might change in the next match that will depend on the opposition. I think the pitch was good. It was coming onto the bat nicely. We still ended up scoring 180. Nobody went onto to score a big score. Yuvi batted brilliantly. If someone would have made 70+ in the top four then things would have been different,” Rohit Sharma concluded.Also See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Rishabh PantFollow Mumbai IndiansFollow Delhi CapitalsFollow Rohit SharmaFollow IPL 2019 advertisementcenter_img view more view less Rohit Sharma admits Rishabh Pant blew away Mumbai Indians at WankhedeRishabh Pant took the MI bowlers to the cleaners as he blazed away to a 27-ball 78 not out to propel Delhi to 213 for 6 after being put into bat. No data available!last_img read more

NEPA to Undertake Study in Negril Great Morass

first_img These activities fall under the Integrating Water, Land and Ecosystems Management in Caribbean Small Island Developing States project, which seeks to implement institutional arrangements to ensure the long-term sustainability of wetland biological resources. The funds will also be used to establish a Project Management Unit, and to engage the services of a hydrologist, who will prepare a Hydrological Assessment. Story Highlights In the upcoming fiscal year, the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) will be undertaking a knowledge, attitudes and practices study with farmers and users of protected wetlands in the Negril Great Morass. In the upcoming fiscal year, the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) will be undertaking a knowledge, attitudes and practices study with farmers and users of protected wetlands in the Negril Great Morass.With a sum of $40 million, which has been provided in the 2018/19 Estimates of Expenditure, the agency will be engaging the services of a communications specialist to conduct the study.The funds will also be used to establish a Project Management Unit, and to engage the services of a hydrologist, who will prepare a Hydrological Assessment.These activities fall under the Integrating Water, Land and Ecosystems Management in Caribbean Small Island Developing States project, which seeks to implement institutional arrangements to ensure the long-term sustainability of wetland biological resources.It also aims to restore historical hydrological and other physical processes in the Negril Great Morass, enhance and re-establish native vegetation communities to provide habitat to wetland fauna, and eliminate conflicts that degrade ecosystem functions.So far under the project, Global Environment Facility (GEF) Board approval was received in April 2015, and NEPA commenced project-initiation consultations with Negril stakeholders.The project, which is slated to end in November 2020, is being funded by the GEF.last_img read more

Hudsons Bay eliminating 2000 positions

first_imgTORONTO – Hudson’s Bay Co. (TSX:HBC) says it is cutting 2,000 jobs, including some it says were previously announced in February.The retail giant says the layoffs are intended to save $350 million annually once the plan is fully implemented by end of fiscal 2018.The company says the savings are required to help offset various challenges it’s facing within the retail sector, which has been beset by store closures with the advent of online shopping.The announcement came as HBC released its first-quarter earnings, which showed a net loss of $221 million, more than double the $97 million loss it had in the same period last year.Founded in 1670, HBC is the oldest company in North America.It has more than 480 stores and employs more than 66,000 people.last_img read more

NDP MP says residential school survivors facing betrayal of justice promise

first_imgAPTN National NewsAn NDP MP says he’s received the brush-off from the body responsible for settling claims from Indian residential school survivors after asking when it knew federal government lawyers were supressing information about brutal abuses at a school in Fort Albany, Ont.Charlie Angus, NDP MP for Timmins-James Bay, wrote to Daniel Shapiro, the head of the Indian Residential Schools Adjudication Secretariat, last month saying the body needed to come clean about what it knew and when to protect the integrity of the Indian Residential School Settlement Agreement.Shapiro wrote back saying Angus should take up his issue with Justice Minister Peter MacKay or Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt.“As it appears that fundamentally your concerns continue to relate to the conduct of Canada and its representatives, I ask that you direct your further communications in this regard to (MacKay) and/or (Valcourt),” wrote Shapiro, in his Dec. 3 letter to Angus. “As an officer of the court, it would not be appropriate for me to comment further in the political realm on matters that may be before the courts in the future.”Angus said he was disappointed by Shapiro’s response.“It’s pretty depressing when there obviously has been a failure of the legal process and the people in charge of the legal process say it’s a political process,” said Angus. “If (Independent Assessment Process) is not going to stand and insist that the defendant meet the basic legal obligations as laid out by the Ontario Superior Court then this process is a betrayal of the promise that was made to the survivors that justice would be done.”This past January an Ontario Superior Court of Justice judge ordered the federal government to hand over thousands of documents from an OPP investigation into abuse, including the use of an electric chair on students, at St. Anne’s Residential School. The investigation, from the 1990s, led to convictions.St. Anne’s school survivors went to court a second time in June to force Ottawa to turn over the transcript of St. Anne’s employee Anna Wesley’s trial. Wesley was convicted in 1999 for giving students a noxious substance.Justice Canada lawyers had been sitting on the documents, claiming it didn’t have the authority to hand them over because the OPP transferred them on condition of anonymity.Justice Paul Perell found that Ottawa’s refusal to hand over the documents “compromised the (independent assessment process) and denied the claimant’s access to justice.”As part of the residential school settlement agreement, an independent assessment process (IAP) was created to deal with claims of abuse and compensation. The hearings are held before an independent adjudicator who hears presentations from claimants, church and federal government representatives. Documents are also used to support claims for compensation.Many of the survivors from St. Anne’s school went into their hearings without any legal representation and did not know evidence existed to prove their claims of abuse.Despite the court victories, Angus said the St. Anne’s survivors are still facing obstacles and are planning to again take the issue to the courts.“We are still seeing documents being blacked-out, (Ottawa officials) lied in court about the evidence narrative,” said Angus. “(Ottawa) was told they breached the legal rights of the survivors and they continue to act defiantly.”Angus said he now plans to take the issue to the IAP oversight committee.news@aptn.ca@APTNNewslast_img read more

DNA tests confirm second switched at birth case in northern Manitoba

first_imgThe Canadian PressNORWAY HOUSE, Man. — A second set of DNA tests have confirmed that two men were switched at birth at a hospital in northern Manitoba in 1975.Former Manitoba aboriginal affairs minister Eric Robinson says the men from Norway House learned of the results Tuesday.He says the tests show Leon Swanson is the biological son of the woman who raised David Tait Jr.The 41-year-old men announced at a news conference last month that tests had revealed Tait is the son of the woman who raised Swanson.Robinson says the latest results were anticipated but needed for Swanson to move on.It’s the second case of a mix-up at the federally run Norway House Indian Hospital in the same year, and the government has tasked an independent third party to investigate what went wrong.Tests last November showed Luke Monias and Norman Barkman of nearby Garden Hill also went home from the Norway House hospital with each other’s families in 1975.Robinson, who has acted as a spokesman for the four men since they learned of the mix-ups, says he sent federal Health Minister Jane Philpott a letter two weeks ago requesting she sit down with the men and their families to discuss the anguish they’ve been through.“She hasn’t responded to my correspondence whatsoever,” said Robinson.“I know she’s got lots of responsibilities but this is equally important.”He said other officials have tried to contact the men but they only want to talk to Philpott.“They want to deal with the person ultimately responsible for the Indian hospital,” Robinson said.The two cases have raised the question of whether other babies could have been switched at birth at the hospital.Shortly after Swanson and Tait held their news conference, Health Canada announced that it is offering free DNA tests to anyone born at the Norway House hospital before 1980, when the facility started fitting newborns with identification bands.A spokesman said that due to privacy reasons, he can’t reveal if anyone has requested the tests.news@aptn.calast_img read more

Trump to provide rare look of finances in disclosure report

NEW YORK — President Donald Trump’s latest financial disclosure report is expected to provide a rare glimpse into whether his presidency has helped or hurt his hotels, golf resorts and other parts of his business empire.The report expected to be released Thursday will be closely studied for changes in revenue at key properties, including his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, his Washington, D.C., hotel and his Doral golf resort in Miami.Experts say the Trump business has taken a hit from the president’s divisive policies and rhetoric, though the Trump Organization says much of the business is fine. One of two Trump sons in charge of the business, Eric Trump, told The Associated Press last year that “Doral is on fire.”Bernard Condon, The Associated Press read more

Georganas future in Hindmarsh uncertain

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Questions have been raised about the political future of Federal ALP parliamentarian, Steve Georganas after the Australian Electoral Commission recently upheld its draft decision to abolish federal ALP frontbencher Mark Butler’s safe seat of Port Adelaide.The most likely scenario was that Mr Butler would take neighbouring Hindmarsh from his factional colleague Steve Georganas, and that the Greek Australian parliamentarian would be moved to the seat of Adelaide, where Kate Ellis is retiring.Mr Georganas is well respected among the Greek Australian community, and Neos Kosmos understands that prominent Greek Australians will support him to retain his Hindmarsh seat.According to some sources, Mr Georganas might be asked to shift to the Senate, where there is a vacant spot on the ticket after the loss of Anne McEwen in 2016.There were also reports that he could be handed a safe state seat at the next election in 2022, possibly in Cheltenham, with former Labor premier Jay Weatherill expected to retire.In a written statement sent to Neos Kosmos, Mr Georganas said he has proudly served in the marginal seat of Hindmarsh in the western suburbs of Adelaide for over a decade, regaining the seat for a second term in 2016 for Labor.“While the boundaries of Hindmarsh have moved, I will explore all available options to serve the community I love,” he said.“I was elected for a three year term in 2016, and my focus is to represent the people of Hindmarsh for the parliamentary term.“I look forward to discussions with my colleagues to determine the best way forward.”last_img read more

From oops to DOE chief Rick Perry is pick for Energy

first_imgWASHINGTON — He ran for president twice, but Rick Perry may be best known for two made-for-TV moments: uttering “oops” when he forgot the Energy Department was one of the agencies he pledged to eliminate and being a contestant on “Dancing with the Stars.”The former Texas governor is President-elect Donald Trump’s choice to become energy secretary, two people with knowledge of the decision say.If confirmed by the Senate, Perry is likely to shift the department away from renewable energy and toward oil and other fossil fuels that he championed during a record 14 years as governor.Perry, 66, left office in January 2015 and then launched his second ill-fated bid for the Republican presidential nomination.He was a harsh critic of Trump, even calling the billionaire businessman a “cancer to conservatism,” but Perry lasted only three months in the race for the 2016 nomination before dropping out.Perry later endorsed the Republican nominee and said he’d be willing to work in a Trump administration. He re-emerged in the public spotlight in a brief appearance on this season’s “Dancing with the Stars,” where he was the second contestant eliminated.Democrats and environmental groups derided Perry’s expected nomination, noting that he is on the record both forgetting about the Energy Department and then remembering he wanted to eliminate it.last_img read more

A filthy scene as trash is scattered along Leeward Highway

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, August 19, 2016 – Big, nasty mess on the Leeward Highway yesterday got Magnetic Media posting photos of the splatter of trash right on this main thoroughfare.  The reaction, was as it always is, appall at the audacity of some in the community to completely disregard warnings, notices and the laws of the land.If you saw when this trash hit the ground on Leeward Hwy near the Southern Shores building, near the Haitian & Jamaican Consulate offices, please contact authorities.Jamaican Consul, Allan Hutchinson said to us, “This is what you call lawlessness.  We need to charge a special fee for companies transporting garbage and mandate strict guidelines on how it is done.”  Hutchison continued with his suggestion, saying, “Plus hire some sanitation inspectors to patrol highways looking out for those polluters and empower them to levy $10,000 fines for offenders.  We must get tough with this kind of madness and irresponsibility by residents.” – Allan HutchinsonBy this morning, the trash in that area of Leeward Highway was cleaned up. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:Allan Hutchinson, garbage scattered on leeward highway, trash scattered on leeward highway in front of Haitian and Jamaican consulate officelast_img read more

City Council approves law that makes it illegal to provide marijuana to

first_img KUSI Newsroom, The addition of marijuana and controlled substances to the Social Host Ordinance gives law enforcement a tool to deter conduct that puts our kids at risk. Working with @ChiefNisleit, we’ll educate the public about this ordinance, and hold accountable those who choose to ignore it pic.twitter.com/tdeXtQkxbO— SD City Attorney (@CityAttorneySD) March 5, 2019 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Last week, San Diego City Council approved an amendment to the city’s social host ordinance. It is now illegal to host a gathering where minors can have access to marijuana substances.City Attorney Mara Elliot discussed the new amendment and why she supported it on Good Morning San Diego.RELATED STORY: San Diego City Council OKs amendment focusing on underage marijuana use March 12, 2019 Posted: March 12, 2019center_img City Council approves law that makes it illegal to provide marijuana to minors in social settings KUSI Newsroom Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News, Politics Tags: Mara Elliot, Marijuana FacebookTwitterlast_img read more