first_img Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Ayodhya verdictBabri Masjidram templesupreme court First Published: November 8, 2019, 10:32 PM IST New Delhi: The Supreme Court will pronounce its judgment in the Ayodhya land dispute case on Saturday morning, but its impact can be felt even before the historic verdict as the Uttar Pradesh State Wrestling Championships have been cancelled due to security issues.The UP State Wrestling Championships, which was scheduled to be held from November 21 to November 24 in Bulandshahr, has been cancelled, according to a report in Scroll.in. Due to the verdict coming out on Saturday, the union home ministry has asked all states, particularly Uttar Pradesh, to increase security and because of that, the State Championships has not been guaranteed any security.”The district association approached the administration but they refused citing the Ayodhya case,” Uttar Pradesh Wrestling Association General Secretary Prem Kumar Mishra told Scroll.in. “We cannot take the risk of conducting such a tournament where hundreds of wrestlers and crowd come. The administration would have taken action against us.”Several security measures have been put in place ahead of the verdict in Ram Mandir-Babri Masjid land dispute, including closure of all schools and colleges till Monday. The city of Ayodhya has been blanketed with security men and a control centre has been established in Lucknow.With the State Championships not taking place, this puts the participation of the wrestlers from the state in jeopardy at the National Championships, which will be held in Jalandhar from November 28 to December 1.The State Championships would have acted as trials for the Nationals but according to the report, the association is looking for a venue to conduct trials. “We are trying to find a venue where we can conduct at least a trial,” Mishra said.”I have asked the gold and silver medallists of Junior and U-23 National Championships of this year and finalists of last year’s senior state championship to come for trials. We are trying to conduct the trials in Meerut on the same dates but we have not got permission for that as well.” last_img read more

first_img Continue Reading Previous Aricent partners with Lanner to create SD-WAN uCPE solutionNext Silicon Labs and Philips Hue further advance smart lighting Premier Farnell has further expanded its range of semiconductor products by adding the Osram Opto Semiconductor product portfolio to its global offering. The products which include, amongst others, LEDs, infrared emitters, photodiodes and optical sensors, provide experienced engineers with more products to compare and choose from when looking for high-performance solutions.The Osram range extends Premier Farnell’s line card to provide customers with products to support applications in markets such as Automotive, Mobile, Smart Grid, Metering, Industrial, Office and Building Automation, Energy Management and Network Infrastructure.Key products to be stocked include:The OSLON Black family of infrared LED: Now with dedicated automotive versions that include the 850nm version intended for exterior applications such as night vision, pedestrian protection, pre-field recognition and lane detection. The new 940nm version is targeted at interior automotive applications such as driver monitoring, seat occupancy detection and gesture recognition. With different wavelengths and lenses, these products cover a wide range of customer requirements, and can be operated at up to 5A in pulse mode.The SFH 2200 family of photodiodes: This new generation of devices is much smaller than predecessors. They feature a new package concept that allows them to be soldered without any damage for up to one year after initial contact with air, compared to only three days for typical standard products. The new package complies with the strict demands of the automotive industry and is approved up to an operating temperature of 125°C. The SFH 2200 devices meet the requirements for AEC-Q101-C qualification and are ideally suited for use in rain sensors.The TOPLED E1608 family of low-power LEDs: This family combines a smaller package with exceptional versatility to meet an extremely wide range of customer requirements. They are particularly suited to the automotive sector for applications such as displays, ambient lighting and backlighting of switches and instruments.SFH 4776 broadband infrared LEDs: These devices are suitable for use in new application sectors opened up by the adoption of near-infrared spectroscopy techniques for measuring parameters such as the water, fat, sugar and protein content of food and pharmaceutical products.The SYNIOS P2720 platform: Consisting of 15 different LED products with different chip sizes, power ratings and colours which can be configured flexibly within a single footprint to suit different applications. The platforms’ ease of scalability and freedom of design are combined with high thermal reliability and high brightness, delivering new opportunities and cost advantages for automotive manufacturers and light designers.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components last_img read more

first_imgJose Mourinho has left Manchester United after two and a half years in charge of the club with immediate effect after a dismal start to the season, the Premier League side announced on Tuesday.Mourinho was brought in as the manager of Manchester United in 2016 after the sacking of Louis Van Gaal despite the former Netherlands manager winning the FA Cup in his last days.Mourinho won Manchester United the EFL Cup and the Europa League in the first two years in charge but has had a disastrous season so far.”Manchester United announces that manager Jose Mourinho has left the club with immediate effect,” United said in a statement.”The club would like to thank Jose for his work during his time at Manchester United and to wish him success in the future.”A new caretaker manager will be appointed until the end of the current season, while the club conducts a thorough recruitment process for a new, full-time manager.”Manchester United are currently placed sixth in the Premier League table 19 points adrift of league leaders Liverpool, who have 45 points after 17 matches.United’s fiercest and oldest rivals Liverpool are still unbeaten in the Premier League season and it appears that United’s 3-1 outclassing at the hands of Liverpool at the Anfield this weekend was the final straw for Mourinho’s career at Old Trafford.United have won only seven matches of their 17 in the Premier League so far and have lost five, including losses to a struggling West Ham United (3-1 away) and Brighton & Hove Albion (3-2 away) since August.advertisementNot only have the losses hurt United, draws against teams like Southampton, Crystal Palace and Wolverhampton Wanderers, have been equally disappointing.In fact, United even crashed out of the third round of the League Cup on penalties against Frank Lampard’s Championship side Derby County after somehow scraping to draw 2-2 at full time.Apart from the on-field results, United’s tensed dressing room has been on the forefront this season. From Mourinho’s public spat with Paul Pogba to tensions between him and Alexis Sanchez, the bitter environment around United had fans and experts worried alike.Former United player Gary Neville had earlier even burst out at the United management for hurting the functioning and aesthetics of the club.Also Read | Jose Mourinho to face no further action on abusive language chargelast_img read more

first_imgTouch Football Australia (TFA) has recently reviewed and is now implementing the Touch Football Australia Disciplinary Regulations. The purpose of the Manual format is to provide our members with a guide to the Touch Football Australia Disciplinary Regulations. The Touch Football Australia Disciplinary Regulations Manual outlines, for Touch Football, the foundation of how unacceptable conduct is managed within the sport. It illustrates the importance of the regulations and our member’s responsibilities. Furthermore, it emphasises the significance of our dedicated staff and volunteers, and it helps members to deal with unacceptable behaviour. Touch Football Australia, expressly withdraws A Ready Reference Guide to Judiciary Matters.  These regulations are new, and are under automatic review or any issues or problems that may occur with their introduction over the first 12 months. We encourage affiliate members to provide feedback and raise any concerns that may be considered during a review and renewal process scheduled for January – June 2014.   The Manual is of a general nature only and should be used in conjunction with related policies, such as the Member Protection Policy.  TFA have also developed and provides with this release educational, templates and checklists to support operational use of the Manual.  This information is provided through the Affiliate Management Resource – Module 10 Disciplinary Regulations.   For more information, please click on the attachments below. Related Filestfa__s_disciplinary_regulations_release_memorandum_feb_2013-pdftouch_football_australia_disciplinary_regulations_manual_feb_2013_01-pdftfa_eoi_application_form-docxtfa_disciplinary_regulations_notice_of_appeal_feb_2013-pdftfa_disciplinary_regulations_incident_report_feb_2013-pdfexpression_of_interest_for_tfa_appeal_panel_members-pdfRelated LinksDisciplinary Regulationslast_img read more

first_imgnick bosa celebrates with the football in a game at ohio stateCOLUMBUS, OH – SEPTEMBER 1: Nick Bosa #97 of the Ohio State Buckeyes celebrates after recovering a fumble in the end zone for a touchdown in the second quarter against the Oregon State Beavers at Ohio Stadium on September 1, 2018 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)Ohio State freshman defensive end Nick Bosa looked a lot like his brother Joey on Saturday when he recorded his first career sack.Towards the end of Ohio State’s blowout victory over Bowling Green, Buckeyes freshman defensive end Nick Bosa recorded his first career sack.One game. One sack.@nbsmallerbear is on pace to shatter big bro @jbbigbear’s @OhioStateFB career total. https://t.co/J3CeCrpQcQ— Ohio State on BTN (@OhioStateOnBTN) September 3, 2016Not bad work. He’s only got 25 more to go to catch his brother.Nick Bosa did not do his brother Joey’s trademark “shrug” celebration immediately following the play. However, he apparently broke it out as he came off the field.Nick Bosa, in his debut, records his first career sack. Initially, no shrug. It came later on near the sideline. #OhioState— Kevin Stankiewicz (@kevin_stank) September 3, 2016It’s been all Buckeyes today. They lead 70-10 with six minutes left.last_img read more

first_imgTroy football celebrates Dollar General Bowl win.MOBILE, AL – DECEMBER 22: The Troy Trojans celebrate after winning the Dollar General Bowl against the Buffalo Bulls on December 22, 2018 in Mobile, Alabama. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)Chip Lindsey was one of the first big hires made by Les Miles as Kansas football head coach.He was let go by Auburn after the Tigers finished the regular season, and Gus Malzahn took his offense back over.Miles quickly added him to the staff at KU, which will be one of the most interesting rebuilds in recent years.Miles, who was dogged by conservative offenses late during his LSU career, hoped Lindsey would lead an explosive unit with the Jayhawks.From his release about the hire:“It is a great day when you can add a coach like Chip Lindsey to your staff. He has a proven track record of putting exciting, electric offenses on the field and he also has built a strong reputation of developing his players. With the returning players we have on offense and the pieces that we are putting together now in recruiting, we have the potential to be much improved.”Instead, Lindsey has jumped at another opportunity.Chip Lindsey was introduced as head coach of Troy football today.He replaces the wildly successful Neal Brown, who took over for Dana Holgorsen at West Virginia.Trojan Nation help us welcome Chip Lindsey (@CLindsey_TROY) and his family back home as Troy’s 22nd head football coach.? ➡️ https://t.co/eJETznxcMe#OneTROY pic.twitter.com/BTlFqR9NWT— Troy Trojans Football ?x⚔️ (@TroyTrojansFB) January 10, 2019Lindsey coached quarterbacks at Troy in 2010, before taking jobs at Southern Miss, Arizona State, and then Auburn and Kansas. He also has a ton of Alabama high school experience, which should be invaluable in recruiting the region.It leaves a huge hole in the KU staff, and one that brings the most questions with the Les Miles era in Lawrence.last_img read more

first_img Mr. Malcolm will receive the Badge of Honour for long and faithful service to education. Story Highlights Principal of Windward Road Primary and Junior High School in Kingston, Norman Malcolm, is among over 170 Jamaicans who will be conferred with National Honours and Awards by Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, at Kings House on National Heroes Day, Monday, October 21.Mr. Malcolm will receive the Badge of Honour for long and faithful service to education, adding to his already impressive résumé of awards.Other honours which the distinguished educator has received include: the Prime Minister’s Medal of Appreciation for Service to Education; the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) Golden Torch Award; and the Ministry of Education’s Teacher of Excellence Award. He is also a two-time Lasco Principal of the Year nominee.Windward Road Primary’s Vice Principal, Noel Pennant, who nominated Mr. Malcolm for the National Award, describes him as a very interactive Principal.“I nominated Mr. Malcolm because I believed it was time for him to be recognized for the work he has been doing. He has a passion for all things that are educational. He locates resources and ensures that his teachers and students have all they need to function adequately and progress. He is very deserving of this award,” Mr. Pennant explains.Having had his life transformed through education, Mr. Malcolm, a man of humble origins, has made it his mission to facilitate a similar experience for his students.“Education is responsible for where I am today. And if it did that for me, I am entrusted to ensure that it does the same for everyone who comes under my care; that is my daily drive. So it, sometimes, makes no sense (that) I have an office, because my job is to be on the school grounds, in the classroom, where everything is happening,” he tells JIS News.In advancing his mission, this transformational leader has sought to continuously improve Windward Road Primary’s physical appearance and enhance its curricular and non-curricular deliverables.With the help of his staff, Mr. Malcolm has piloted several initiatives at the school. These entailed construction of three rooms, inclusive of a computer lab and a reading room, with assistance from the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) which provided approximately $26 million for the undertaking.This particular initiative has served to strengthen the relationship between the school and residents of adjacent communities, who were recruited to carry out construction activities.“The wall at the school gate says: ‘The School Belongs to the Community, Protect It’…we strongly believe this. We have not had a break in for the past 10 years (as) community members protect the school. We enjoy an extraordinary relationship with community,” the Principal shares.Under Mr. Malcolm’s stewardship, Windward Primary’s academic performance has improved significantly. This is partly attributable to his firm belief in the use of technology to advance the institution’s learning/teaching experience.Through this thrust, the institution has, among other things, been able to win the ‘Flow in My School Technology Competition’, which identifies and recognizes institutions integrating technology in their curriculum.“We are proud to say that we were able to challenge some traditional high schools and we came out as victors. We also take pride in the fact that we are the leaders in the initiative to integrate technology and education,” the proud Principal states.The school’s latest technological pursuit is the use of Mimio technology in the classrooms. The Mimio Teach interactive system is attached to a wall or dry-erase board using magnets and is, thereafter, connected to a projector and computer.The Mimio system is operated using a stylus pen attached to a computer, which is calibrated to the Mimio Teach system. This enables the user to manipulate the contents of their computer while these are displayed on the dry erase board.“All our classrooms have white boards that can use this type of technology and our students are quite familiar with its use,” Mr. Malcolm highlights.The Principal says based on Windward Road Primary and Junior High’s exemplary track record, the students enrolled recognize and acknowledge it as an institution of excellence and a school of choice. “The fact that a student is at this institution means that their lives have been transformed,” he says.Mr. Malcolm attributes the school’s accomplishments, under his stewardship to a very supportive and dedicated complement if staff. “I, probably, have the finest staff in all of Jamaica, who are highly motivated. Everyone here shares our vision, from the man at the gate, right up,” he points outEvidence of this, he cites, is borne out in the fact that he has been able to encourage teachers to come to school at least 30 minutes before the scheduled commencement of classes, to assist students with their assignments, as well as facilitate interaction with parents. This interaction, he says, better enables parents to assist their children with home work, adding that “the students perform better, as a result.”Mr. Malcolm describes his tenure at Windward Road Primary and Junior High School as a “fulfilling experience”, while noting that due recognition has been given to all the work that he and his team have done over the years. He also offers encouraging advice to fellow educators.“All of us in the field of education need to understand that we are a part of a transformation process. We are here to make a difference in our children’s life and we need to become motivated. (Memories of) the child that you fail to help meet his or her needs will come back to haunt you. If you are not yet motivated, get motivated and do the job you were entrusted to do,” he urges. Mr. Malcolm is described as a very interactive Principal. Principal of Windward Road Primary and Junior High School in Kingston, Norman Malcolm, is among over 170 Jamaicans who will be conferred with National Honours.last_img read more

first_img With a $500,000 grant from the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ), students at the Winston Jones High School in Manchester will be implementing a renewable energy project that could result in significant savings in the school’s monthly electricity bill.The grant was the winning prize in the 16-19 age category of the science contest, held as part of the PCJ’s 2017/ 18 Schools Energy Programme Competition.The Manchester-based institution took the top school title in the competition held throughout the year, copping prizes in each of the four categories, which in addition to science, included poster, essay, and jingle contests.For the winning science project, the team of Okelo Smith, Kadine Jordine, Shawn Clarke, and Christopher Morgan, designed a model for a flywheel energy storage (FES) system to supply power to the school during short-peak demand periods.They were supervised by Electrical Technology and Electrical Installation teacher, Nadine Thompson.An FES works by accelerating a rotor (flywheel) to a very high speed and maintaining the energy in the system as rotational energy.The system designed by the students stores energy in a mechanical battery in kinetic format, which is then changed into electrical energy based on rotations through the use of wind energy.Ms. Thompson, who spoke to JIS NEWS at the award ceremony held at the Spanish Court Hotel in New Kingston recently, explained that the design involved a lot of research.“It took us a number of weeks because we had to do research to get the material to actually rotate and give us a constant speed. That was very challenging for us,” she said.“We used a lot of different materials. At one point, we used a fidget spinner, which didn’t work and then we went in the home economics lab and scrapped old sewing machines to get the fan belts and used the welding lab to weld the parts together,” she noted.Ms. Thompson said the team also consulted experts in the wind energy industry on how to undertake the project.She is elated that they were able to produce the top project in the competition.In addition to the $500,000 grant, the four students received prizes of $50,000 each.“We feel humbled and honoured and blessed,” Ms. Thompson told JIS NEWS.PCJ Chairman, Russell Hadeed, in his address, congratulated all the winners and the runners-up.“The PCJ firmly believes that educating the youth is an important step in managing energy usage as our young people will shape our future. I commend all the students who participated in the programme as well as their parents and teachers, who supported them and I hope all of them will put what they have learned into practice,” Mr. Russell said.Launched in 2003, the PCJ Schools Energy Programme is the entity’s major vehicle for promoting energy education among the country’s youth.The programme, which engages primary and high school students from institutions across the country, aims to sensitise young people about issues affecting the energy sector.Traditionally, the competition involved an essay, science and poster category, however, this year, a jingle contest was added to the mix, which gave the youngsters an additional outlet for creative expression.For the 2017/18 academic year, the flagship initiative exposed 2, 244 students from 103 schools across the island to social and economic energy issues as well as methods of energy production and the importance of efficiency and conservation.This was done through seminars that featured presentations from industry professionals as well as educational tours of energy generating facilities such as the Jamaica Public Service Company’s (JPS) hydro plant and wind farm and the BMR wind facility in St. Elizabeth; the Wigton Windfarm in Manchester; and New Fortress Energy’s re-gasification plant in Montego Bay, St. James.More than $4 million in cash and prizes was awarded to students at the award ceremony. “The PCJ firmly believes that educating the youth is an important step in managing energy usage as our young people will shape our future. I commend all the students who participated in the programme as well as their parents and teachers, who supported them and I hope all of them will put what they have learned into practice,” Mr. Russell said. With a $500,000 grant from the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ), students at the Winston Jones High School in Manchester will be implementing a renewable energy project that could result in significant savings in the school’s monthly electricity bill. This was done through seminars that featured presentations from industry professionals as well as educational tours of energy generating facilities such as the Jamaica Public Service Company’s (JPS) hydro plant and wind farm and the BMR wind facility in St. Elizabeth; the Wigton Windfarm in Manchester; and New Fortress Energy’s re-gasification plant in Montego Bay, St. James. Story Highlightslast_img read more

first_imgOTTAWA – A Senate committee has approved a private member’s bill recognizing Charlottetown as the birthplace of Confederation, despite some concerns voiced by senators from other provinces.P.E.I. Senator Diane Griffin told the legal and constitutional affairs committee Thursday that while Confederation grew out of a number of conferences, the process began in Charlottetown in 1864.“In P.E.I. we are really proud of having hosted the first meeting of the Fathers of Confederation,” she said, adding that most visitors arrive to the island via the Confederation Bridge, and P.E.I.’s licence plate reads “Cradle of Confederation.”Historian Ed MacDonald of the University of Prince Edward Island said having the designation is important in the teaching of Canada’s history, and for its impact on Island tourism.He said people are fascinated to learn that while many countries were formed at the point of a sword, Canada was born at the tip of a pen.“This was a watershed moment. All things flowed from that agreement in principle to a confederation, if terms could be arrived at,” MacDonald said.Quebec Senator Serge Joyal noted that meetings were also held in Quebec prior to Confederation, and in fact P.E.I. was the 7th colony to actually join Confederation.“That’s why I feel uneasy with the bill,” Joyal said. “To give the impression that P.E.I. has been there for the first one, were there to push, to animate, to convince, and to celebrate and what not — this is not the historical case.”But MacDonald noted that while that may be an ironic statement on history, the designation is for the city of Charlottetown, where the first conference was held, not for Prince Edward Island.A number of amendments to the bill were made, to acknowledge that while the first meeting was in Charlottetown, other places had a role leading up to Confederation in 1867.“Could not Confederation be described as having taken place in a number of places and over a number of years, bearing in mind the three conferences that were held in Charlottetown, Quebec and London,” said New Brunswick Conservative Senator Paul McIntyre.McIntyre also noted the role of New Brunswick’s-then lieutenant governor in first suggesting a meeting a year before the Charlottetown gathering, while Ontario senators Ratna Omidvar and Kim Pate sought assurances that First Nations had been consulted.Griffin said she was not aware of everyone who had been contacted about the bill, while MacDonald noted there had been no public outcry to oppose it.The committee approved the private member’s bill and will now report back to the Senate.It is expected to replace a similar private member’s bill introduced in the House of Commons by Liberal MP Wayne Easter.The debate comes after New Brunswick revealed its slogan for Canada 150 celebrations: “Celebrate Where It All Began.”New Brunswick Tourism Minister John Ames has said he agrees that Prince Edward Island is the Cradle of Confederation, “but I’d like to augment that by saying New Brunswick had a significant role in it too.”— By Kevin Bissett in Fredericton.last_img read more

first_imgLinda Woodhouse, an Albertan who is moving to Australia, said people had just begun to wake up and move around when the airplane experienced several seconds of turbulence. A few moments later, she said, “the plane just dropped.”Passengers and crew spent the night in hotels and the people sent to hospital have since been released.The aircraft, a Boeing 777-200, had 269 passengers and 15 crew members on board.– With files the Canadian Press HONOLULU (NEWS 1130) – Passengers on board an Air Canada flight, that made an emergency landing in Honolulu because of turbulence, are resuming their travel plans.The flight, which originally took off from Toronto on Wednesday and made a stopover in Vancouver, is expected to continue on its way to Sydney, Australia Friday afternoon.Thirty-seven people were hurt when the flight hit what the airline has called “unforecasted and sudden turbulence” about two hours past Hawaii on Thursday, forcing pilots to turn the plane around to make the unscheduled stop in Honolulu.Thirty people were taken to hospital after being thrown around the cabin, with injuries ranging from cuts and bruises, to back and neck injuries. Nine people suffered serious injuries. All were released on Friday.RELATED: Dozens hurt after Vancouver-Australia Air Canada flight hits turbulencePeople on board the flight described a gut-churning drop in altitude that slammed passengers and flight attendants into the ceiling.WATCH: Passengers aboard Air Canada flight describe severe turbulencelast_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday said it will hear on April 10 a plea of RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav seeking bail in three cases related to the multi-crore-rupee fodder scam in which he has been convicted.A bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi asked the CBI to file reply by April 9 and said Yadav’s bail plea will be taken up for hearing next Wednesday. Senior advocate Kapil Sibal, appearing for the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo, sought urgent listing of the bail plea saying notice has been issued in the matter. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’Solicitor General Tushar Mehta said the agency needs to file reply in the matter. “You (CBI) file the reply by April 9. We will take up the matter (Yadav’s bail plea) on April 10,” the bench said. In the previous hearing, Prasad told the top court that he has been in jail for 22 months following his conviction in the three cases. Sibal had told the bench that Prasad was sentenced to three-and-a-half years, 14 years and five years in prison in the three cases respectively. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K”I was convicted in the three cases based on the same evidence and under the same offences. I have already served 22 months in jail. “How can I be convicted three times for the same offence, based on the same evidence?,” Sibal had asked the court. The court had then asked Sibal about the offences for which Prasad was convicted. “I have been convicted under sections 120B (criminal conspiracy), 420 (cheating) of the IPC and section 13 of the Prevention of Corruption Act,” the lawyer had said. The RJD chief, lodged in the Birsa Munda Central Jail in Ranchi, challenged the January 10 verdict of the Jharkhand High Court dismissing his bail plea. The three cases in which Prasad has been convicted are related to the over-Rs 900-crore fodder scam, which pertains to fraudulent withdrawal of money from the treasuries in the Animal Husbandry department in the early 1990s, when Jharkhand was part of Bihar. The RJD was in power in Bihar with Prasad as the chief minister when the scam had allegedly taken place. In the high court, the RJD supremo cited old age and poor health for grant of bail. Prasad (71) said he was suffering from diabetes, blood pressure and other ailments and that he had already obtained bail in one of the fodder scam cases. He has been convicted for fraudulent withdrawal of money from the Deoghar, Dumka and two Chaibasa treasuries situated in Jharkhand. He is currently facing trial in another fodder scam case pertaining to the Doranda treasury. The RJD chief has been undergoing treatment at the Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) at Ranchi for the last few months.last_img read more

Rabat – INTA approved the European Union-Moroccan agriculture deal on Monday. A final vote in a plenary session in January will follow the adoption.Several EU commissions have adopted the agriculture partnership between the EU and Morocco, including the European Parliament’s Committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET) in November.The votes of the EU committees reflect the positive view of the members of the European Parliament towards the partnership between the EU and Morocco. INTA’s adoption also brushes aside Polisario’s repeated allegations that Morocco exploits the natural resources of Western Sahara.Read Also: EU Agriculture Committee Views Morocco-EU Agriculture Deal PositivelyThe chairman of the Morocco-EU joint parliamentary committee, Abderrahim Atmoune, said, “The vote adds value to the quality of relations with the European Parliament.”Quoted by Moroccan television channel 2m, Atmoune said the vote also comes to “consolidate the growing strategic importance of Morocco in the Euro-Mediterranean partnership and the model of democratic, political, and economic development that the kingdom embodies in relation to other countries, particularly in North Africa, and in the Arab world.”Atmoune also emphasized “the common will to continue the Euro-Moroccan dialogue and the importance of finding answers to the challenges and threats facing our regions and acting in solidarity” to promote the cooperative binding between the EU and Morocco.As well as the agriculture agreement, Morocco and the EU have agreed to renew their fisheries deal, which expired on July 14.The fisheries deal must pass through the EU Parliament and receive ratification by all 28 EU member states before entering into effect.Several members supported the renewal of the partnership, including Spain.On November 13, Spanish Minister of Agriculture Luis Planas called for a “rapid ratification” of the EU-Morocco fisheries agreement at the European Parliament. read more

In his latest periodic report to the Security Council on Somalia, the Secretary-General says the process of rebuilding national institutions in that country should go forward with strong and impartial efforts at local reconciliation. To help that process, Mr. Annan intends to consult with all concerned parties on setting up a Committee of Friends of Somalia that could bring together interested countries and organizations in the search for a lasting peace, and to help mobilize funds for rehabilitation and development.In recent weeks, challenges to local political authorities in “Somaliland” and “Puntland” have led to uncertainty regarding the political stability of those regions, the Secretary-General reports. In addition, an estimated 750,000 people are in need of assistance in Somalia to cover food shortfalls stemming from past harvest failure.Mr. Annan concludes that it is not possible at present to recommend the deployment of a post-conflict peace-building mission in Somalia, although he intends to submit a detailed proposal to the Security Council once the situation there improves sufficiently. In the same report, the Secretary-General expresses concern about the human rights situation in Somalia and the fact that, despite the best efforts of UN and other humanitarian agencies, large sections of the Somali population continue to suffer from the internal conflict and its consequences with little hope of improvement in their living conditions. The situation, he says, is exacerbated by the lack of security that prevents relief workers from reaching populations in need. In that context, the Secretary-General reiterates his call on donors to respond to the consolidated appeals process and contribute to ongoing and future development programmes in Somalia.In another report on Somalia released today in New York, the Secretary-General says the combined effects of a decade of conflict, climatic change and economic disinvestments have made Somalia one of the poorest places on Earth. “On average, Somalis live off less than half a dollar a day and have an average life expectancy of 45 years of age,” the report states, stressing that efforts by the international community will be needed to ensure a synchronized political and aid approach allowing for humanitarian access and neutrality. read more

“But reconstruction efforts is not finished, and the country still faces many serious challenges,” Ms. Fréchette said in remarks to a meeting of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) commemorating the 10-year anniversary of the peace agreement which brought an end to 16 years of violent armed conflict.Ms. Fréchette urged ECOSOC to remain engaged with the people of Mozambique in their inspiring struggle. “Today should be not only a day of commemoration, but one on which we pledge our renewed commitment to their future security and well being,” she said.The example of Mozambique provided lessons to other countries in the value of political will, leadership, international support and a clear Security Council mandate, Ms. Fréchette said. Other lessons included the regional context provided by the establishment of democracy in South Africa, the impact of peace on socio-economic development and the transformation of the former opposition in the country into a political party.Since the peace agreement was signed, the Deputy Secretary-General said, Mozambicans have worked hard to safeguard the democratic process and create a dynamic civil society as they stressed the importance of human rights. Mozambicans had brought that same courage to bear on other national challenges such as the devastating floods of February 2000, the spread of AIDS and the threat of drought.Leonardo Santos Simaõ, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Mozambique, said the successful implementation of the UN Operation for Mozambique (UNOMOZ) and the on-going process of post-conflict peace-building had put the country in the spotlight as a success story.”Ten years after the end of violent armed conflict, peace, stability and development are definitely entrenched in Mozambique,” he said. read more

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Police said Monday they suspect a man was on drugs when he rammed his car through the front of a California Walmart store and began assaulting customers, injuring four people.Haamid Ade Zaid, 33, of Seaside, was being held without bail at the Santa Clara County Jail for investigation of assault with a deadly weapon, hit and run, being under the influence of drugs, and resisting arrest, San Jose Police Officer Albert Morales said.“In my 18-year career I have never seen anything like this,” Morales told the San Jose Mercury News. “After looking at some of the pictures, it’s amazing he didn’t hit anybody with the vehicle.”The store was open for business Monday. It had closed for about five hours Sunday after the incident, said Ashley Hardie, a spokeswoman for Wal-Mart Stores Inc.Grief counsellors were expected to be onsite for employees this week, Hardie added.Zaid was arrested Sunday after a red Oldsmobile Cutlass crashed through the San Jose storefront and hit a beer display before stopping near the pharmacy.The driver got out of the car with a blunt object and began attacking people, police said. No motive has been determined.About 70 people were inside the store, near the scene of the crash. One suffered serious injuries.Morales did not know the extent of the injuries to the other three people but said they were not life-threatening. A store employee was among those injured.Shopper and witness Tianna Doan said the injured employee was a cashier who was hit with the blunt object and had a head injury.Two other vehicles were struck in the parking lot before the Oldsmobile crashed into the store.Sharon Kaye told the Mercury News the driver sideswiped her car as he made several runs around the parking lot before driving between poles at the entrance of the store.“At first, I thought I may have done something to anger him while driving,” she said. “But then I realized he was out to get into the store.” by The Associated Press Posted Apr 1, 2013 9:09 am MDT Police suspect driver was under influence of drugs in California Walmart crash, attack AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

DES MOINES, Iowa — Becca Hittner scored 23 points to lead No. 21 Drake past Clarke College 91-43 on Tuesday.Sara Rhine had 22 points, making all 10 of her shots for Drake (8-1). A record crowd of 6,031 at the Knapp Center was on hand for the annual game for elementary and middle school students.Tina Ubl led Clarke (7-3) with 14 points and Makenna Haase added 12 points, 13 rebounds and two blocks.The Bulldogs led 52-22 at halftime and held Clarke to just nine points in the third quarter.Drake shot 59 per cent from the field and made 9 of 18 from 3-point range.The Bulldogs, who led the country in assists coming into the game, had 29. Maddie Monahan had seven of them.The Associated Press read more

Junior opposite hitter Maxime Hervoir spikes the ball during the NCAA championship on Saturday. Credit: Sheridan Hendrix | Oller ReporterThe No. 3 Ohio State men’s volleyball team (3-1) beat No. 13 USC (3-3) 3-1 at the Big Ten/Pac-12 Challenge Thursday night. The Buckeyes and the Trojans played nearly even for much of the first set until the score was 21-16, when USC senior opposite hitter John Rivera missed his serve. Ohio State was able to score the final four points of the set with kills from freshman outside hitter Martin Lallemand and senior outside hitter Nicolas Szerszen, as well as two consecutive service aces from Szerszen to win 25-16.The Buckeyes had 12 kills and a .409 hitting percentage in the first set.Ohio State won the second set 25-20. Ohio State redshirt junior middle blocker Blake Leeson and Lallemond each contributed four kills. The Buckeyes garnered nine points from USC service errors.USC ended Ohio State’s two-set win streak and pulled within one set, winning the third 25-20. The Trojans scored 16 kills and had their highest hitting percentage in a set of the match at .407. The Trojans received nine points from Ohio State service and attacking errors.The Buckeyes clinched the match by taking the fourth set 25-21, despite having their lowest hitting percentage for the match at .276. Ohio State also had seven service errors, its highest total of the match. USC’s .125 hitting percentage was its lowest of the match.USC redshirt junior outside hitter Jack Wyett’s 18 kills were the most by anyone on either team. Szerszen finished with an Ohio State-leading 17 kills. Ohio State junior setter Sanil Thomas led the game in assists with 44 and his teammate, redshirt junior libero Aaron Samarin, led both teams with seven digs. read more

first_imgThe Social Psychology of Risk, Safety and Leadership MaturityDr Robert Long, Executive Director, Human Dymensions The Truth is Stranger than Fiction – The Story of Ridgeway Gold MineGeoff Dunstan FAusIMM(CP), Head of Mining Operations, Newcrest Mining Ltd Decisions, Decisions – Impacts of Uncertainty, Variability Modelling and PsychologyProfessor Steve Begg, Head of School and Professor of Petroleum, Engineering & Management, University of Adelaide The AusIMM will host the Seventh International Conference & Exhibition on Mass Mining in Sydney from the 9-11 May 2016.  The MassMin series of conferences remains the pre-eminent global bulk underground mining event, attracting hundreds of delegates from all major mining companies and countries.The MassMin conference series has evolved over more than 30 years to focus principally on large-scale underground mining with an emphasis on the application of mining methods that involve caving the overlaying rock mass as the ore is mined’. These methods represent a mining approach capable of supporting the largest scale and lowest operating cost underground mining currently available. At the same time more conventional mining on a massive scale also fits the concept having many traits in common with caving methods, such as bulk materials handling, but with more challenging requirements for enabling services (ventilation, logistics, backfill, etc) and technical services.Mass mining participants including researchers, planners, consultants, equipment and service suppliers and mine operators who meet to share experiences and ideas, successes and lessons learnt, and to discuss possible futures resulting from potential new techniques.The conference will provide an excellent overview of the current status of underground mining and will be an opportunity to gain valuable insight and knowledge from the industry’s leading practitioners who will be in attendance.EVENT HIGHLIGHTSOver 100 technical papers to be presented over three daysSix expert keynote speakers:Trade exhibition and equipment displayParticipate in three networking functionsTake part in three site tours and four workshops KEYNOTE SPEAKERSSmart Mining Technologies – the Way ForwardFidel Báez Nuñez, Executive Vice President, CODELCO, Chilecenter_img Women as Mine Managers – A Utopia?Monica Quinteiro, General Manager, Quality & Environment, LKAB, SwedenAsa Sundqvist, Mine Manager, LKAB Malmberget Mine, Sweden  CONFERENCE TOURSMt Isa / Ernest Henry MiningCadia and Northparkes – Sold OutOlympic DamCONFERENCE WORKSHOPSCave EstablishmentManaging Geohazards Risks in Cave MiningMonitoring and Modelling the Seismic Rock MassACG Physical and Numerical Modelling of Caving MechanicsFor further information and to register please visit: www.massmin2016.comlast_img read more