first_imgA 19-year-old girl, a high achiever in board exams, was abducted and allegedly gang-raped by three men belonging to her native village here. One of the accused is an army constable, said the family.The incident took place on September 12 when the teenaged girl, a B.Sc (I) student at a government college, went to neighbouring Mahendergarh district with her father for a coaching class.Recalling the incident, the girl’s father, a Physical Training Instructor at a private school, said the trio was following them from their village in a car and two motorcycles and accosted the girl when she got down from the bus at Kinana bus stop around 8 a.m. “The accused inquired her about her coaching and then offered her a drink laced with sedatives. She passed out and the trio then took her to her native village and raped her at a tubewell in the fields,” said the father.He alleged that one of the accused also called his friends who also raped the girl. “The girl identified the three men. There were around 7-8 more boys from the village involved in the crime,” he alleged.One of the trio then took the victim back to the bus stand, where she was abducted, and called her family over phone to inform that she was not well. Her mother and brother then went to pick her up from the bus stand.Besides being good at academics, the girl also played Kabbadi and Baseball at state level, the family claimed.Accusing the police of laxity, the victim’s family alleged that the Rewari Police took around 24 hours to transfer the Zero FIR registered by them to their Mahendergarh counterparts allowing the accused enough time to escape. The police, however, denied the allegations.The father claimed that one of the accused even came to their house on Thursday morning and threatened him. The fellow villagers accompanying the victim’s family alleged that the said accused was earlier involved in 4-5 rape cases in the village, but victims’ belonged to poor families and did not report the matter.Senior Medical Officer, Civil Hospital, Rewari, Sudersan Panwar, said the teenager was stable but depressed. He said that her medical condition would be reviewed late at night.Mahendergarh Superintendent of Police, Vinod Kumar said that several teams were constituted to arrest the accused who were on the run.last_img read more

first_imgSrinagar experienced the coldest night of the season on Saturday night as the mercury continued its downward spiral in most parts of the Kashmir valley and Ladakh region. Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, recorded a low of minus 5.6 degrees Celsius on Saturday night, down from minus 4.2 degrees Celsius the previous night, MET officials said on Sunday. It was the coldest night of the season so far in the city, they said. The night temperature in the city has dropped over five degrees since Thursday as the valley is moving closer to the 40-day harshest winter period, locally known as ‘Chillai Kalan’, which begins on December 21. The officials said Qazigund, Kupwara and Leh also experienced the coldest night of the season on Saturday night along with Srinagar. Qazigund, the gateway town to the Valley, in south Kashmir recorded a low of minus 5.6 degrees Celsius on Saturday night, compared to the previous night’s minus 5 degrees Celsius. Coldest DecemberThe officials said it was the coldest December night in Qazigund in the last four years. The town had recorded a low of minus 5.9 degrees Celsius on December 27, 2014. The nearby Kokernag town recorded a low of minus 5.7 degrees on Saturday night, up from minus 6.6 degrees the previous night. Kupwara in north Kashmir saw the mercury going down from minus 4.5 degrees the previous night to settle at a low of minus 6 degrees Celsius on Saturday, the official said. They said it was the coldest December night in Kupwara in the last five years.last_img read more

first_imgBan on single-use plastic came into effect in all urban areas of Odisha on Wednesday on the occasion of 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Manufacture, sale, trade, import, storage, transportation and distribution of single-use plastics are prohibited as per a notification issued by Odisha Forest and Environment Department on September 30, an official said. The ban is imposed on polythene carry bags of any shape, thickness and size (excluding compostable), Polyethylene Terephthalate (Pet/Pete) bottles of less than 200 ml capacity, he said. The vendors will not be allowed to use polythene sheets of less than 50-micron thickness for storing, transporting, dispensing or packaging of any article or commodity.last_img read more

first_imgMahendra Singh Dhoni reached another milestone in his glittering cricket career on Friday during India’s Asia Cup 2018 final versus Bangladesh at the Dubai International Stadium.India vs Bangladesh: Live UpdatesMashrafe Mortaza’s stumping of the bowling off Kuldeep Yadav in the 43rd over was Dhoni’s 800th dismissal across all the formats in the game. He is now third in the list of most dismissals by a keeper in cricket.South Africa’s Mark Boucher leads the pack with 998 dismissals to his name while Australia’s Adam Gilchrist is second with 905 dismissals across all the formats of the game.Dhoni, who affected his second stumping of the night to get Mortaza out, now has 184 stumpings to his name from 510 matches across all the formats of the game.His first stumping of the night came when he smartly removed the bails to get the wicket of a well set Liton Das, who was all set to up the ante and get quick runs. Kuldeep bowled a wrong ‘un around off and Das didn’t pick it and came forward to block. He was beaten past the outside edge and his back leg dragged out of the crease. Dhoni whipped the bails off in a jiffy and it was referred upstairs.Also read – 23-year-old Liton Das smashes historic hundred vs India MS Dhoni affected two stumpings in the game against Bangladesh on Friday (AP Photo)The TV umpire took several looks at it from different angles before finally declaring it to be out. With this, Dhoni became the keeper with the most stumpings in Asia Cup, overtaking Kumar Sangakkara.advertisementThe second stumping of the night came when Kuldeep foxed Mortaza with a similar delivery. This time however, the decision was not that difficult. Kuldeep bowled a googly on a flatter trajectory and it pitched outside off. It spun a long way away and Mashrafe swung wildly across the line as he probably didn’t pick the wrong one. He missed it completely and Dhoni behind does the rest to achieve his 800th dismissal in international cricket.This Asia Cup has been record breaking and special for MSD. Not with the bat for sure but definitely on the field.In the last match against Afghanistan, Dhoni returned to lead India as Rohit Sharma was rested for the Super Four match on Tuesday. Dhoni had stepped down as India’s limited overs captain in January 2017 and handed over the reins to Virat Kohli.The match against Afghanistan was Dhoni’s 200th ODI as India captain.Dhoni returned to lead India for the first time after 696 days. He had last captained India in the ODI series against New Zealand.Dhoni remains India’s most successful captain across formats. Before Tuesday, Dhoni had led India in 199 ODIs out of which he won 110 matches and lost 74. He is also the only captain in the history of the game to win all three ICC trophies.last_img read more

first_imgA special fundraising effort will take place across Nebraska on Friday to help residents in the state affected by widespread flooding.Nebraska Broadcasters Association President Jim Timm says a call center will be set up Friday to take donations from anyone wanting to contribute to Nebraska flood relief:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………….Friday night. :18You man also donate by going to the American Red Cross website to make your donation.The Nebraska Broadcasters Association has contributed $20,000 to kickstart the effort.last_img read more

first_imgGraduate transfer U continues to build it’s already impressive resume. For a fourth straight year, the Cowboys are expected to add a veteran defensive player to the group in Louisiana-Monroe cornerback Lenzy Pipkins. Pipkins confirmed to PFB that he does intend to transfer to OSU. The transfer was first reported by there ever was a year when a veteran presence will be needed at cornerback, it’s this year. The Cowboys return several players with experience at the position in Ashton Lampkin and Ramon Richards. But beyond that, the group of cornerbacks is extremely young and inexperienced with the biggest loss being all Big 12 performer Kevin Peterson from last years crew. The 2016 recruiting class consisted of a large haul at the position with three true freshmen in AJ Green, Madre Harper and Rodarius Williams, and also junior college transfer Malik Kearse joining the program. But another veteran presence in Pipkins is a big get for Gundy and the gang.Pipkins was a late bloomer on the recruiting radar, which explains why he only held one offer coming out of high school. He played just one season of high school football, where he recorded 52 tackles, seven pass breakups and an interception as a senior for Mansfield.Last season, Pipkins had 48 tackles, played in 13 games and made 10 starts. He had three interceptions during his time as ULM, per his athletics dept. bio. He is expected to graduate in May and will be eligible via the graduate transfer rule for next season.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

first_imgfeatures Mauricio Pochettino It felt like a corner had been turned and the sense of relief in the Tottenham dressing room was palpable. Down to 10 men at home to Southampton on Saturday and with the score at 1-1, they dug deep, found a lovely goal from Harry Kane and closed out a 2-1 win. What was glossed over in the post-match analysis was that Southampton have not exactly been prolific scorers under Ralph Hasenhüttl but never mind. Spurs had shown much-needed guts. Share on LinkedIn Play Video Reuse this content Share on Pinterest Tottenham Hotspur Ashamed, embarrassed, hurt: Tottenham reaction to 7-2 defeat by Bayern Munich – video Facebook As everybody knows, Pochettino is obsessed by the smooth flow of positive energy and the squad’s togetherness was a major factor in the run to the Champions League final last season. The downside is plain when it cuts the other way. It leads to unpredictability, inconsistency, and this has bedevilled Spurs of late. They played their best football of the season in the opening half-hour against Bayern and yet they would concede seven times in a home game for the first time in 137 years of club history.Pochettino had called for a return of the high-tempo pressing that has characterised much of his tenure and it was there in the first half. It felt good. But Spurs have been unable to maintain the same intensity over 90 minutes all season and, when they dropped, the tide turned sharply. They looked physically and emotionally shattered in the closing minutes, when Bayern ran in three bonus goals to turn the defeat into a humiliation.Why have Spurs lost their capacity to press for the whole game? Pochettino would say that it is down to tackling an unforgiving fixture schedule with essentially the same group of players. Of the three summer signings, only Tanguy Ndombele has been in the starting lineup.Pochettino has lamented the impact of his “agendas” comment, feeling that the word carries more dramatic force in English than his native Spanish. But it still felt accurate given how at least six of the squad wanted transfers over the summer or were and remain in contractual stand-offs.Four of them made up the defence against Bayern. Serge Aurier is on record as saying he had “decided to leave” only for it not to happen. Danny Rose was left out of the tour to Asia so he could find a new club. Nothing materialised. Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen are in the final years of their contracts and the question is not so much if these players retain the motivation to perform at their highest levels but whether Pochettino continues to trust them 100%. On Tuesday night against Bayern Munich, Spurs ran screaming back down the alley of self-doubt. Their second-half capitulation to a 7-2 Champions League defeat on their own pitch was shocking and yet the catalyst was familiar and, as such, deeply worrying. Spurs had more than held their own in the first half and, at 1-1, could legitimately claim to have been the better team.Then Robert Lewandowski zeroed in on a loose ball in the 45th minute, took a touch, spun and rifled low past Hugo Lloris, meaning that Spurs departed for half-time with a sense of regret, of deflation. They could not get over it. What momentum they had was gone and they would be dragged down.The same thing had happened twice in September, first at Arsenal and then at Olympiakos. In the former, Spurs led 2-0 only to concede to Alexandre Lacazette in the 45th minute, which precipitated a second-half slide to 2-2 – a result that could easily have been a defeat. At Olympiakos, they also led 2-0 and conceded just before half-time – to Daniel Podence in the 44th minute. Again, they were pegged back to 2-2 in the second half. It is often said that the moments before the interval are the worst time to concede and there is an element of the adage becoming a self-fulfilling prophecy. Mauricio Pochettino and some of the Spurs players have specifically mentioned the timing of these goals and how they have felt like such body blows, as if they partially explain away what has happened next.What they have done is shine a light on the current vulnerability of this team, their insecurity, and it has been difficult not to link it to the atmosphere in the squad which, by Pochettino’s own admission, was coloured by selfish agendas until the closure of the European transfer window on 2 September. Pochettino made the point last week that the right dynamic takes time to recover; it does not happen overnight. Will it ever return for this group? Perhaps, after all he has done, Pochettino feels untouchable, able to speak his mind without the fear of reprisals In the end, Pochettino is paid to manage the squad and, at times, it has felt as though he has poured fuel on to the fire with his honesty about the difficulty of various situations. In one sense, this is classic Pochettino. He likes to cite problems so they might be overcome, with everybody being drawn together in the process. Last season, for example, he made great play of the unwanted Wembley tenancy and the lack of new signings. This time, though, his targets have been more internal – in other words, the players – and it has consequently been riskier; potentially more divisive.Perhaps, after all that he has done for the club, Pochettino feels untouchable, able to speak his mind without the fear of reprisals from Daniel Levy, the chairman. But make no mistake, the pair have clashed over Pochettino’s utterances, which have included the line from the manager about being ready to walk away had the team won the Champions League final.Pochettino can look like a shameless manoeuvrer but for now, the urgency is to fire an upturn in form. The team have won just nine times in their last 28 matches in all competitions. The mission resumes at Brighton on Saturday. Irresistible Gnabry shreds Spurs after Lewandowski’s decisive incision Topics Share on Facebook Champions League Pinterest Read more Serge Gnabry celebrates after scoring Bayern’s third goal against Tottenham. Photograph: Paul Childs/Action Images via Reuters 1:26 Share on Messenger Twitter Share via Email Share on WhatsApp Share on Twitter Bayern Munichlast_img read more

first_imgSweden and Scotland are joining forces. Not the countries, though, that would just be odd. Rather, Swedish clothing brand WeSC is teaming up with Scottish sneaker brand Hanon for a limited edition line of apparel and footwear.After successfully launching an exclusive collaboration with the Andy Warhol Foundation last year, WeSC decided to go the collabo route once more. This go-round, they’re teaming up with Hanon after discovering a common ground in their commitment to being not just streetwear brands, but labels that provide their customers with not just premium products, but ones they can’t find anywhere else.Related: Pendleton’s latest collection beautifully celebrates America’s national parks “It really feels like working with family,” says WeSC CEO Joseph Janus. “The two brands have been fans of one another for a long time. We tried to keep very close to Hannon’s Scottish roots. Even combining the Swedish and Scottish flag. “The collection was inspired by Scotland’s ever-changing climate and includes an Italian Melton wool coach jacket as well as a shirt and jersey produced in Portugal, a country with a burgeoning fashion industry.Streetwear references are detailed throughout the line with military-inspired flag patches, dual branded logo tees, and a weather resistant 5 panel ball caps, and a classic knitted watchman beanie.Janus recommends the coach jacket, citing its great fit and warmth. Good timing, considering winter storm Jonas is barreling through the East Coast.The line will launch exclusively at Hanon stores tomorrow (January 23rd) followed by WeSC stores and online February 1st.  Accessories start around $50, streetwear at $90, and shoes for $250. 5 Canadian Lifestyle Brands You Need to Know 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Know 1. WeSC/Hanon Collaboration 2. WeSC/Hanon Collaboration 3. WeSC/Hanon Collaboration 4. WeSC/Hanon Collaboration 5. WeSC/Hanon Collaboration 7. WeSC/Hanon Collaboration 8. WeSC/Hanon Collaboration 9. WeSC/Hanon Collaboration 10. WeSC/Hanon Collaboration Editors’ Recommendations center_img Patagonia Goes 100% Sustainable with New Line Called Shell, Yeah! 8 Sling Bags That Are More Than Just Man Bags The Best Men’s Quilted Jackets Stitched for Every Occasionlast_img read more

first_img The Ministry of Justice will be taking steps to bring more restorative justice centres on stream at the community and parish levels this year. Nine restorative justice centres have been established across the island since the passing of the Restorative Justice Act in 2016. In addition, two parish justice centres have been set up in St. Ann and Portland, and these will be complemented by others during the year. Approximately 1,662 persons have benefited from these sessions, with 189 agreements reached between victims and offenders. Story Highlights The Ministry of Justice will be taking steps to bring more restorative justice centres on stream at the community and parish levels this year.This was disclosed by Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Carol Palmer, while addressing a recent restorative justice conference at the Spanish Court Hotel in St. Andrew.Nine restorative justice centres have been established across the island since the passing of the Restorative Justice Act in 2016. In addition, two parish justice centres have been set up in St. Ann and Portland, and these will be complemented by others during the year.Mrs. Palmer said that 200 restorative conferences have been convened, bringing together victims, offenders and members of the community with trained facilitators for healing and forgiveness.Approximately 1,662 persons have benefited from these sessions, with 189 agreements reached between victims and offenders.The Permanent Secretary said it is her vision for Jamaica to stand out in the Caribbean and the world as a restorative justice society.“As an alternative model, restorative justice provides the opportunity for everyone to participate in peace-building and social transformation. Restorative justice focuses on the needs of victims and offenders, and complements the litigious processes of the courts,” she noted.She said that the model challenges stakeholders to examine the root causes of crime and violence in order to break the cycles.“It is an approach based on the assumption that crime has its origins in social conditions; therefore, communities must also take some responsibility for remedying those conditions that contribute to crime, and work to promote healing,” she pointed out.She said the Ministry has brought on board “justices of the peace, educators, faith leaders, upstanding leaders in communities across Jamaica, retired and working age, young and mature, uptown, downtown and around town, rural and urban, to become architects of peace as restorative justice facilitators”.She is urging others to “join us in the forgiveness and rehabilitation of offenders, the healing and empowerment of victims and the building of trust in communities”.last_img read more

first_imgTennis lovers across Canada will gather around TV screens today to watch Bianca Andreescu take on Serena Williams in finals of the US Open.If the 19-year-old from Mississauga, Ont., wins Saturday’s final match in New York City, she will be the first Canadian to win a Grand Slam title — one of the most prestigious accomplishments in professional tennis.Andreescu has already clinched a record of sorts. Her semifinal win over Switzerland’s Belinda Bencic bas attracted as many as 1.5 million viewers Thursday evening on TSN — the biggest U.S. Open audience ever for the Bell Media sports channel.Tennis Canada is holding viewing parties in Toronto and Montreal, while sports bars nationwide will host less official gatherings.Andreescu has racked up quite the fan base over the past year, with the likes of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tweeting her congratulations.She’s also become a fan favourite among members of the Romanian-Canadian community, who say they’re proud to see one of their own shine on the world stage.And Hazel McCallion, the high-profile former longtime mayor of Andreescu’s hometown, also counts herself among the fans.The 98-year-old nicknamed “Hurricane Hazel” says she’ll be watching the 4 p.m. match from the comfort of her home.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

first_imgOn January 29, actress Robin Wright and Enough Project’s Raise Hope for Congo Campaign Manager JD Stier joined a group of human rights activists to deliver a petition to the White House calling for a presidential envoy to support a comprehensive peace process in eastern Congo.Robin Wright Congo petitionCredit/Copyright: JD Stier/Enough ProjectThe petition, launched by a group of Congolese women and supported by World Pulse and the Enough Project, has received more than 108,000 signatures from around the world.Robin Wright in front of West WingCredit/Copyright: JD Stier/Enough ProjectA group of Congolese women wrote the petition after M23 rebels took over Goma — a key town in eastern Congo — last November, reigniting the region into war. The women feared for their safety and the safety of their families and decided to call on female U.S. leaders to take immediate action in solidarity with the women of Congo.“The time is now for the White House to respond in support of the women of Congo,” said actress and Raise Hope for Congo activist Robin Wright. “This is a critical moment for action that could be a turning point for the people of eastern Congo.”The petition calls for a U.S. presidential envoy to support a peace process in Congo that addresses both the immediate crisis and the underlying economic and political interests of the parties. It also pushes for an inclusive peace process that ensures women a seat at the negotiating table.Raise Hope for Congo is an Enough Project campaign that aims to build a permanent and diverse constituency of activists who will advocate for the human rights of all Congolese citizens and work towards ending the ongoing conflict in eastern Congo. For more information on Raise Hope for Congo, please visit Enough Project is a project of the Center for American Progress to end genocide and crimes against humanity. Founded in 2007, Enough focuses on the crises in Sudan, South Sudan, eastern Congo, and areas affected by the Lord’s Resistance Army. Enough conducts intensive field research, develops practical policies to address these crises, and shares sensible tools to empower citizens and groups working for change. To learn more about Enough, go to read more

Rabat – Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, known as MBS, has claimed responsibility for the killing of prominent journalist and Washington Post contributor, Jamal Khashoggi.MBS admitted that the execution operation ‘happened under his watch.’“It happened under my watch. I get all the responsibility because it happened under my watch,” MBS told PBS’ Martin Smith, according to a preview of the documentary, entitled The Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, which will be broadcasted on October 1. MBS denied, however, he had prior knowledge of the plot.This is the first time MBS has talked publicly about his role in the killing of Khashoggi.Saudi operatives murdered Khashoggi inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul where the journalist had reported to acquire the necessary paperwork for his marriage. marriage.The killing, which happened on October 2, 2018, sparked a global uproar, with the Saudi crown prince viewed as the main culprit in the killing.In a report conducted by UN extrajudicial executions investigator, Agnes Callamard, it has been found that Khashoggi’s death “constituted an extrajudicial killing for which the State of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is responsible”.Read also: European Countries Condemn Torture, Lack of Human Rights in Saudi ArabiaReleased on June 19, the report provided a minute-by-minute account of the journalist’s execution and dismemberment.Hours after the report’s release, Saudi Arabia denounced the report with its Minister for Foreign Affairs, Adel al-Jubeir saying in a Tweet that the report contains “clear contradictions and baseless allegations, which challenges its credibility.”Turkish investigators have not found the remains of Khashoggi’s body. They believe that his murderers dissolved the body in acid and poured the remnants down the drain of the Saudi consulate.Saudi authorities arrested 11 suspects involved in the killing, five of whom could face the death penalty for “ordering and committing the crime.” read more

Mr. Ban also remembered the efforts of Mr. Yeltsin – who served as president from 1991 to 1999 – “in fostering rapprochement between East and West,” his spokesperson said in a statement issued at UN Headquarters in New York.“The Secretary-General extends his heartfelt condolences to Mr. Yeltsin’s family and to the people and Government of the Russian Federation.” 23 April 2007Voicing sadness today at the death of Boris Yeltsin, the Russian Federation’s first democratically elected president, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon recalled the critical role he played in promoting political and economic reforms in his country. read more

Mr. Ban is following developments in eastern Chad with “increasing concern,” his spokesperson said in a statement.He appealed to all parties to respect the humanitarian character of the operations of the United Nations and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in eastern Chad, and to refrain from deploying forces in areas where such operations are under the protection of the UN peacekeeping force in the Central African Republic and Chad, known as MINURCAT.“The Secretary-General stresses that any attempt at destabilization through violent means is unacceptable and reaffirms that MINURCAT will act within its mandate and capabilities to protect civilians threatened by armed elements,” the statement said. In addition, Mr. Ban urged the Governments of Chad and Sudan – which signed an accord on Sunday in the Qatari capital – “to bridge their differences using diplomatic and other peaceful means available to them and to redouble their efforts to implement the Doha agreement.”Eastern Chad faces an acute humanitarian challenge, with over 290,000 Sudanese refugees from the conflict in Darfur, Sudan, more than 180,000 IDPs and a further 700,000 individuals among host communities in need of food, water and health care. According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), humanitarian and security conditions have generally deteriorated in Chad, and have worsened even further in recent weeks. UN agencies on the ground warn that the delivery of aid to some 250,000 Sudanese refugees and 166,000 displaced Chadians could be compromised due to mounting insecurity. “As a precautionary measure, they are advising their staff to limit their movement to a minimum, most particularly in and around the towns of Goz Beida, Kerfi and Koukou. These towns are all within 100 kilometres of the Sudanese border where there are reports of tensions between government and rebel forces,” UN spokesperson Michele Montas told reporters in New York. Meanwhile, 17,800 new refugees have fled into southern Chad from the Central African Republic, joining 60,000 of their compatriots already living in Chad with UN assistance. OCHA reported that a consequence of the overall humanitarian crisis appears to be an outbreak of meningitis in Chad that has claimed 128 lives out of a pool of some 1,160 people who contracted the disease since the start of the year. 6 May 2009Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today warned against any attempts to destabilize eastern Chad, where United Nations aid agencies say mounting insecurity could threaten the delivery of aid to over 400,000 refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs). read more

The High Commissioner is receiving medical attention. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has confirmed reports that Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner to Malaysia Ibrahim Ansar had been assaulted by a group of persons at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport today, 4 September 2016.The Government condemned the act of violence on Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner in Malaysia, in the strongest terms. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Sri Lanka is seized of the seriousness of this incident and is taking all necessary action in this regard through diplomatic channels. (Colombo Gazette) The High Commission of Sri Lanka in Kuala Lumpur is coordinating with local law enforcement authorities in Malaysia and other relevant local authorities to identify perpetrators and assist with investigations. read more

first_imgBritish man who killed neighbour who had a disability jailed for life Julie Fox’s body was found in a cupboard at her home in Worcester. By Paul Hosford Short URL Image: PA Archive/PA Images 13 Comments Jun 28th 2018, 2:43 PM Share4 Tweet Email Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Image: PA Archive/PA Images Thursday 28 Jun 2018, 2:43 PM 12,863 Views A BRITISH MAN who attacked his neighbour who had cerebral palsy with a blunt object has been sentenced to life imprisonment.Adrian Jenkins, 44, denied killing his neighbour, Julie Fox, 51, but was convicted of murder following a trial at Worcester Crown Court. He was sentenced to life imprisonment today, with a judge ordering he serve at least 33 years.Julie’s body was found in a cupboard at her home in Worcester on 27 December last year by a concerned neighbour who had not seen her for several days.Jenkins, who would help Ms Fox with chores, was arrested on 2 January this year after forensic evidence was found at his victim’s home.The prosecution evidence outlined how Jenkins had hit Julie over the head with a blunt object on 22 December and stole between £200 and £300 from her.Jonathan Kelleher of Britain’s Crown Prosecution Service said that Jenkins “murdered Julie Fox for financial gain”.“He had already developed an exploitative relationship with Ms Fox where she would pay him for helping her with some chores. He killed Ms Fox, by striking her head several times with a blunt object, after killing her, he stole from her.“The defendant denied he had killed Ms Fox, however, the CPS presented evidence to the jury, including CCTV footage and forensic evidence, which proved he was responsible for her death.“Our thoughts are today with the family and friends of Ms Fox.” last_img read more

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Thousands took part in the three days of protests in Athens and Thessaloniki to mark the one year anniversary of the death of 15-year-old Alexis Grigoropoulos.Officers detained some 850 people on Saturday, Sunday and Monday before and during protests and 147 were arrested in protests across Greece. Most were released without charges. In Athens, thirty one are to face a prosecutor charged with hooliganism, destruction of property and an attack on Athens University’s rector, Christos Kittas, who was admitted to the hospital in the aftermath of the assault.The Greek Minister for Public Safety Michalis Chrysochoidis defended the police’s recent tactic of detaining dozens of people as a precautionary measure.The police have been criticised for what were deemed to be heavy-handed tactics, with some lawyers even expressing doubt about the legality of these pre-emptive detentions.Chrysochoidis said that “targeted” detentions were a necessary part of the police operation to limit serious incidents of violence in central Athens.Rioters who used the University of Athens and the Athens Law School as their bases, clashed with thousands of police who had been deployed in the city centre to ensure that the anniversary of the killing of Alexis Grigoropoulos passed as peacefully as possible.However, following a calm protest by thousands of people on Sunday, scenes reminiscent of those that followed Grigoropoulos’s death last year began to play out on the capital’s streets as rioters threw rocks, burned dumpsters and damaged a dozen stores. Police reacted by firing tear gas and detaining almost 150 people.Four citizens and 16 police officers were injured during the clashes. In one of the worst incidents, two policemen were dragged off their motorcycles and beaten over the head with metal chains. They were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The rector of the University of Athens, Christos Kittas, was also admitted to the hospital after rioters stormed into his office. Kittas was struck on the head and was taken to the Ippocrateio Hospital, where doctors placed him in intensive care, saying that he had suffered a mild heart attack.The gates of Athens University had been locked to prevent the premises being used by rioters. A prosecutor yesterday launched an investigation into how they managed to force their way in. Police made a pre-emptive raid on an anarchist hangout in Keratsini near Piraeus on Saturday night where they arrested 22 people.last_img read more

first_imgSteelseries SRW-S1, pour les fous du volantFans de jeux de course, de Formule 1, ce volant est certainement fait pour vous! Pas de fixations pour le volant, pas de pédalier, un gain de place assuré.Et ce n’est pas tout. Calqué sur un vrai volant de F1, l’accélération et le freinage s’effectue en pressant les touches à l’arrière du  SRW-S1(4 gâchettes s’y trouvent). À lire aussiLes applications pour entraîner son cerveau sont-elles vraiment efficaces ?A l’avant, des LED, une vingtaine de boutons et des cadrans viennent compléter l’accessoire pour plus de réalisme. De même avec un accéléromètre inclus (qui permet la détection des mouvements). De nombreux réglages sont alors possibles pour configurer au maximum votre bolide virtuelle. Beaucoup plus pratique que les anciens volants (et pédaliers), le SRW-S1 risque de séduire de nombreux pilotes en herbe. Si avant vous étiez plus de la trempe d’un Jean Alesi dans vos jeux de courses, pour 129 dollars (environ 97 euros), vous pourrez vous rapprocher d’un Schumacher…à ce prix là, c’est du moins ce qu’on espère.Le 27 novembre 2011 à 20:45 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

first_imgWayne Rooney is confident that the Major League Soccer (MLS) will continue to grow over the years and attract even more top talent.Ever since David Beckham’s arrival in 2007 from Real Madrid, the MLS’ profile has grown exponentially with a host of big names making the move over to the United States.Thierry Henry, Steven Gerrard, David Villa, Kaka, Andrea Pirlo, Didier Drogba, Frank Lampard and now Zlatan Ibrahimovic have all played in the MLS in the last 12 years.And Rooney, who reached the Eastern Conference semi-finals in his first campaign at DC United last term, is confident that the MLS will attract more big names in the years to come following his former United team-mate Nani’s arrival at Orlando City.“It’s a fantastic league,” said Rooney, according to Sky Sports.“Obviously Nani came as well (to Orlando City). I think he may be 31 (32), I came at 32.“I think you will start getting players in their mid-20s who, instead of going to big teams in Europe, hopefully, we can attract them to come here.“Because I do think it’s a fantastic league and it has got the foundations to keep growing.“Players are seeing that and they are deciding to come here, when they have other offers on the table around Europe.”However, Rooney revealed that his first Stateside winter has been a surprise for him.wayne rooney, harry kane, englandReport: Rooney talks Engalnd Kane and Guardiola George Patchias – September 12, 2019 Wayne Rooney has spoken of his England record, Harry Kane smashing it and Pep Guardiola for England.In an interview on his Wayne Rooney podcast…“I have realised how cold it gets,” said the English forward. “A lot colder than back in England, so that was challenging.“We couldn’t really take the kids out anywhere, it was too cold!“I am sure, like a lot of people who have got kids, you take them to school, pick them up and take them somewhere to play, or sit down and do their homework with them.“So, it is quite boring but that’s our life and we enjoy it!”Rooney scored 12 goals and provided six assists in 21 appearances for DC United last season after completing a move from Everton last June.The 2019 MLS season will begin this weekend with Rooney and DC to start their own campaign at home to defending champions Atlanta United at Washington in the Audi Field Stadium on Monday.🌞⚽️ #DCU— Wayne Rooney (@WayneRooney) February 26, 2019last_img read more