Back in business: NorthPort secures PBA playoff berth, turns back Ginebra

first_imgPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss “We wouldn’t want to aggravate his injury,” the mentor said. “My concern now is the injuries. Earlier it was Stanley (Pringle). This time, it’s Sean. My big three is [comprised of] Sean, Mo (Tautuaa) and Stanley. Good thing the other players are delivering.”Pringle only had nine in the affair but big men Tautuaa and Bradwyn Guinto had 17 and 14, respectively.“We did well in our last three games. This is blessing for this team. We’ve made it back,” Jarencio said, alluding to the six straight losses they absorbed midway the elimination round.The victory also arranged a playoff between Alaska and NLEX, who will dispute the final spot for the next round. They tangle this Friday in a lone match at Mall of Asia Area.The Gin Kings, who have long locked up on the third seed, drew 14 points from Greg Slaughter and 13 more from Jervy Cruz. Sol Mercado pumped in 10 more to help in the effort and end their elimination round record at 7-4.ADVERTISEMENT Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Clutch heroics from Robert Bolick seals the deal for NorthPort. PBA IMAGESMANILA, Philippines–NorthPort secured an outright playoff spot at the expense of the Barangay Ginebra, 100-97, in the nightcap of Philippine PBA Cup action Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Robert Bolick hit a go-ahead triple with 52 seconds left before Stanley Pringle made both of his shots from the charity stripe to seal the deal for the Batang Pier, who forged a quarterfinal duel with twice-to-beat Rain or Shine.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Eduard Folayang on brutal loss: My journey doesn’t end here Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anewcenter_img Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Ginebra will be facing Manila Clasico rival Magnolia in the quarterfinals in a best-of-three series beginning this Saturday, also at MOA Arena.THE SCORESNORTHPORT (100) – Bolick 24, Anthony 19, Tautuaa 17, Guinto 14, Pringle 9, Grey 9, Taha 6, Flores 2, Elorde 0, Lanete 0, Sollano 0.GINEBRA (97) – Slaughter 14, Cruz 13, Mercado 10, Thompson 9, dela Cruz 8, Aguilar 8, Ferrer 7, Devance 7, CAperal 4, MAriano 4, Teodoro 4, Tenorio 3 Chan 3, Aguila 3, Caguioa 0.Quarters: 22-21, 47-45, 77-72, 100-97.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “We’re back in business!” said Batang Pier coach Pido Jarencio, whose team Pier settled for No. 7 in the standings.“We’re still thankful we’re able to hurdle Ginebra. We all know Ginebra is Ginebra—it’s a complete team, well-coached and it’s running a good system,” he said. “It just boiled down on the breaks of the game.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsBolick ended up scoring the most for NorthPort with 24, adding five assists, three rebounds and a steal to his line.Sean Anthony tallied 19 markers but was the subject of Jarencio’s concern. The latter said he pulled the skipper out of the game halfway through the final frame due to pain around the forward’s groin area. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte View commentslast_img read more

PVL finals within reach as PetroGazz blows by BanKo in semis

first_imgThis jewelry designer is also an architect Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical MOST READ Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Someone from the Philippines could win a $208 million jackpot this week! DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd PLAY LIST 02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Becoming his own man Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Chie Saet deftly handled the Angels’ offensive plays, tossing in 18 excellent sets aside from scoring three points in the surprisingly lopsided match.PetroGazz can move straight to the best-of-three finals with a victory in Game 2 on Sunday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practice Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MANILA, Philippines–PetroGazz thrashed BanKo Perlas, 25-22, 25-15, 25-20, Saturday night to inch one win closer to the finals of the Philippine Volleyball League Open Conference at FilOil Flying V Center.The Angels went full force on the Perlas Spikers scoring their fourth straight win and moving closer their second straight conference finals appearance.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Jayson Castro out at least 3 weeks with muscle strain View commentslast_img read more

Vizag Test, Day 2: Ravichandran Ashwin, Jayant Yadav wipe out England’s top half

first_imgEngland were in a deep hole at 103-5 and trailing India by 352 runs after two days of the second cricket Test on Friday. (Scorecard)England were reduced to 80-5 in the last session, as it came under severe pressure from the India spinners. Ben Stokes and Jonny Bairstow halted the rout over the last 15 overs to stumps, finishing unbeaten on 12 each.India took four wickets in the session.Opener Haseeb Hameed and Joe Root resumed post tea, and were untroubled in adding 47 runs for the second wicket until Hameed was run out on 13 after Root refused a second run.Ben Duckett added 21 runs with Root until Duckett was bowled for 5 by Ravichandran Ashwin.Root completed his 24th Test half-century off 91 balls, including six fours, but gave Ashwin a second wicket going for an expansive drive and being caught in the deep.Ashwin had 2-20 off 13 overs.Moeen Ali was trapped for 1 by debutant Jayant Yadav via a successful video review after umpire Kumar Dharmasena turned down his appeal.Yadav was unlucky not to dismiss Stokes on 3 when the ball hit the stumps but the bail didn’t come off.Stokes and Bairstow took England past 100. Their budding partnership was worth 23 runs.last_img read more

Kohli got emotional and lost control with fan: Anand

first_imgKolkata, Nov 12 (PTI) Five-time former world champion Viswanathan Anand feels India cricket captain Virat Kohli became a bit emotional and lost control during his “leave India” comment to a fan on social media, which snowballed into a massive controversy. Kohli had stirred up a massive controversy and was trolled on social media and slammed by critics over his “I don’t think you should live in India” response to an enthusiast who called the skipper overrated while expressing his admiration for English and Australian batsmen. “I think he lost control. He got a bit emotional and he just said the first thing that came to his mind,” Anand, one of India’s greatest sporting icons, told PTI on the sidelines of the Tata Steel Chess here. “That’s the attitude he is comfortable with. In sport, you see all characters and this is the character that fits him best. “I try to be myself and in the end you should be comfortable in your own skin,” he added. In a video available on his mobile app, Kohli was reading tweets and Instagram messages on November 5 when he came across an user, who said the Indian mainstay has nothing special in his batting. Reacting to fans’ comment, Kohli had shot back saying: “I don’t mind you not liking me but I don’t think you should live in our country and like other things. Get your priorities right.” The 48-year-old chess icon, however, felt that enough was written about it and it’s better not to pile anything more to it.advertisement “Maybe Kohli was caught at a weak moment, feeling a bit sensitive and was not in the best mood maybe. That’s my impression. Then he lost control of it,” Anand said. The soft-spoken Anand further said it’s natural to get emotional and that he too had lost it once in a while. “People are emotional and they lose control once in a while. It has happened to me even if I was more successful in not showing it. But there are moments when your emotions take over,” he said. “He has got enough criticism already. It’s over. Those who did not like it, already criticised him so no need to keep piling on it.” PTI TAP ATKATKlast_img read more

Credit to Sunil Narine for maintaining standard even after action change: KKR spin coach

first_imgCredit to Sunil Narine for maintaining standard even after action change: KKR spin coachKKR bowling coach Carl Crowe said credit must be given to West Indies spinner Sunil Narine for having to change his bowling action and yet being effective.advertisement Press Trust of India KolkataMarch 20, 2019UPDATED: March 20, 2019 08:31 IST Sunil Narine had to undertake corrective measures after his action was found to be suspect a multiple times (BCCI Photo)Kolkata Knight Riders’s spin bowling coach Carl Crowe on Tuesday lauded Sunil Narine for maintaining top standard despite having gone through action modification in recent years.Narine’s action was found to be suspect a multiple times and had to undertake corrective measures under Crowe, who is now a part of Knights’ set-up.In order to stay relevant as a T20 freelancer, Narine started opening the batting in Big Bash and subsequently for KKR in IPL with quite a bit of success.”Sunil couldn’t play in the PSL (Pakistan Super League) due to a finger injury. But he looks in good shape and ready to go. I think his performance level has always been of high quality. Moreover, now he contributes with the bat too,” Crowe, a former Leicestershire off-spinner, who had played a T20 for England said.Narine has been one of the chief architects behind the KKR’s success in the Indian Premier League in 2012 and 2014 editions.The 43-year-old Crowe, who helped the West Indian modify his bowling action, said, “Sunil had a cracking start in the IPL in the first few years. He took wickets. But it is not always easy to modify your action and maintain the high standards. But credit to Sunil because he did it.”Crowe insisted that Narine is getting good amount of rest having returned from an injury.”Sunil has just returned from an injury. Returning from injury, it is all about getting it right. Being well prepared and getting good amount of rest.”advertisementArrival Alert @gurneyhf @SunilPNarine74 @TridentSportsXWatch what they had to say when they landed in the city of joy #KKRHaiTaiyaar (@KKRiders) March 19, 2019Crowe was all praise for Kuldeep Yadav and said that his calmness has helped him achieve good results.”I have been with KKR for the last two-three years and it’s been quite a bit of time working with Kuldeep. I have seen his progress and one thing that has impressed me is how grounded and calm he is.”He is not afraid to be hit and that’s his good quality. As a spinner if you have the attitude, if you have that control then it always helps,” said the coach.Crowe said the spin talents in KKRs armoury will pose a big threat to the opposition.”Expectations are always good. You always want pressure. I think we have three good spinners who are proven performers. Great to have KC (Cariappa) joining us. He is in good form.Also Read | IPL is good preparation for the upcoming World Cup: Robin UthappaAlso Read | Ready to rock and roll for KKR in IPL 2019: Chris LynnFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow IPL 2019Follow Sunil NarineFollow KKRFollow Carl CroweFollow Kolkata Knight RidersFollow Indian Premier Leaguelast_img read more

“We’ll go one step at a time”

first_img Boria Majumdar New Delhi May 31, 2019 ISSUE DATE: June 10, 2019UPDATED: May 31, 2019 18:33 IST Kohli hadn’t experienced the pain of 2007, and 2011 was an adventure for him.It was the first match of the 2011 World Cup in Dhaka and all of India was talking about revenge. Bangladesh had beaten India in the first game of the 2007 World Cup in the Caribbean and what happened thereafter constitutes one of the most painful chapters in the historyIt was the first match of the 2011 World Cup in Dhaka and all of India was talking about revenge. Bangladesh had beaten India in the first game of the 2007 World Cup in the Caribbean and what happened thereafter constitutes one of the most painful chapters in the history of Indian cricket.The defeat had to be avenged and sanity restored. Virender Sehwag set the tone with a first-ball boundary and made sure that this time around, there were no hiccups.His explosive 170 and a mature 101 from young Virat Kohli helped India secure a comfortable victory. While Sehwag, Tendulkar, Dhoni and Yuvraj were all relaxed with mission revenge accomplished, Kohli was in his own happy-go-lucky space.Kohli hadn’t experienced the pain of 2007, and 2011 was an adventure for him. As the baby of the team, albeit one who had won the Under-19 World Cup as captain, Kohli didn’t carry the baggage of that kind of failure.He did not experience the relief and joy of a victory that had come on the back of a painful defeat and, perhaps, that was why the magnitude of a World Cup triumph did not quite sink in. He was happy, of course, but tearful and emotional like Tendulkar? Certainly not. Tendulkar had waited 22 years for the coveted trophy. Kohli had managed to win it in three.In 2015, it was different. By now, Kohli was the team’s batting mainstay, tipped to make the World Cup his own. He was India’s new talisman after Tendulkar’s retirement and the mantle had passed from master to protégé.advertisement But, as he points outs, he still wasn’t the one involved in every decision. It was Dhoni in the hot seat, not Kohli. CWC2019, however, is all about Kohli. He is without doubt the best white-ball player in the world and, as captain, is the flag-bearer of a billion dreams.He has never batted better and is in the prime of his career as a batsman. He is motoring along and will soon go past Tendulkar’s record of 49 ODI hundreds and, even if records matter little to him, to the world, he is now the man to emulate.Kohli is aware of the context in which CWC2019 is being played. He is aware of the stories around him and is living the narrative, so to speak. Excerpts from a candid interview:Q. Is the 2019 World Cup the most important tournament you will have played?A. There can be nothing bigger than the World Cup. When I look back, I have to say that I was young in 2011 and without the pressures of decision-making. In a team like the one we had, all I was required to do was play. The 2015 tournament was different, in the sense I was much more involved, but even then, I did not have to be a part of all the meetings and decision-making sessions. Now, as captain, it is different. I know I’m responsible for taking calls, and it is my duty to make sure we make the right moves in England. That’s what makes this World Cup the biggest tournament I have played in.Q. And as a batsman? You are perhaps batting at your best ever. You have scored seven or eight hundreds every year in the past few years, and are now knocking at the doors of Sachin Tendulkar’s record of 49 ODI hundreds. Does this give you confidence going into the World Cup?A. Look, I have been asked this question several times in the past few weeks. I honestly don’t know if this is the best I can bat. Yes, I have done well, and I am well aware there will be a dip at some point. But I am not one to dwell on it. All I am doing is living in the present and trying to win matches for my team. That’s the only thing that matters. If, in the process, records get broken, that’s fine. The only thing that matters is that India wins and I try my absolute best to contribute to it.Q. The team has been ann­oun­ced and you have your band of 15 gladiators. Are you fully satisfied? Is this the best and most complete team we could have put together?A. Absolutely. We have all the bases covered in this team. We have a good batting unit and we have players with three-dimensional ability like Vijay Shankar and Hardik Pandya. We have a very good spin attack with Kuldeep [Yadav], [Yuzvendra] Chahal and [Ravindra] Jadeja, and finally a very able fast bowling unit. For a long time, we tried players at No. 4 till Vijay Shankar came along. He is a proper batsman, a very good fielder and can also give us 4-5 overs in the middle of an innings. We have always wanted a three-dimensional player and have looked in awe at opponents who had such players. Now we do have such players and I have to say I am delighted to have Vijay in the team. While it is still undecided who will bat at what position, Vijay’s inclusion has only added more pluck to this team.advertisementQ. You’ve always spoken warmly about Dhoni. When he was getting flak, you asked people to give him space…A. We have always known what Dhoni brought to the game. When people were going after him, I felt it was unjust. What we said at the time was for a good reason. We discussed at length what we would miss if he was not there. In overs 35-50, it is Mahibhai who makes the field adjustments from behind the stumps, because he is in the best position to do so. I have to field in the deep because that is where I can contribute most to the team. There is complete trust and respect between us. I am fortunate to have someone like him, who has been through this journey and knows almost everything there is to know about the game.Q. This World Cup is the most competitive in a long time, with every team playing all the others. India has four tough matches to start with, against South Africa (June 5), Australia (June 9), New Zealand (June 13), and the big one against Pakistan on June 16.A. I look at it as an opportunity. These are four tough teams to start with and each of these games will be hard fought. At the same time, if we beat them and make a statement, our campaign will be up and running. You need to be aggressive, be prepared to take risks in a World Cup. Rather than play a few soft matches at the start, I am happy to play the big teams, for it will set up the rest of the campaign.Q. Do you have dreams of the Lord’s balcony and the World Cup trophy, come July 15?A. No, I do not. As I said, I want to stay in the present, take it one step at a time. We have nine games first up, then the semi-final and only then the final. We will take it one step at a time.You’ve reached your article limitSign in to keep reading India TodaySign inSign up NOW to get:Premium content on Aaj Tak HD ChannelUnrestricted access to India Today magazine contentFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byPrakriti Sharma Tags :Follow Virat Kohli “We’ll go one step at a time”Virat Kohli opens up on india’s world cup campaign and his own journey so far in conversation with Boria Majumdar.advertisementlast_img read more

Port of Stockholm Opts for MacGregor’s Linkspans

first_imgzoom MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has secured a contract in a bid by tender to supply seven hydraulically-operated linkspans to the Port of Stockholm in Sweden.The linkspans have been ordered as part of a port development project to extend the capabilities of Stockholm’s largest harbour, Värtahamnen and Kapellskär harbour.Five linkspan units will be installed in Värtahamen and two in Kapellskär. The contract contains a number of options for further units intended for other sites within the port.“The design of the linkspans is based on, and developed from, the best characteristics of a series of successful deliveries,” says Clas Hedelin, Sales Manager, Port Solutions, RoRo Systems. “These include linkspans for the Norwegian ports of Langesund, Risavika, Kristiansand, Langesund and Larvik, as well as the Moroccan port of Tangier.”Deliveries will take place in 2015 and 2016 and all the steel structures will be CE-marked in accordance with the latest regulations.By the end of June 2014, any steel structure delivery in the European Union and the European Economic Area must have a CE mark to signify production to a consistently high standard.In March this year, MacGregor attained authorisation to CE mark its steel structures according to the fabrication quality standard, EN1090-1 – the certification required by all companies that supply fabricated steel structures. In April MacGregor delivered its first unit with the new CE mark, a water taxi terminal for the Port of Lysekil in Sweden.Cargotec, May 15, 2014last_img read more

Federal cabinet to appoint members of council set to oversee FN education

first_imgBy Jorge Barrera APTN National NewsThe federal cabinet will appoint the members of an education council that will oversee on-reserve schools under the Harper government’s proposed First Nation education bill tabled in the House of Commons Thursday.Called the Joint Council of Education Professionals, the entity will advise the Aboriginal Affairs minister, receive budgets and performance reports from First Nation schools and First Nation education authorities along with executing a five-year review of the implementation and operation of the legislation.The bill comes with about $1.9 billion in new funding for education. The largest chunk of the money, $1.252 billion, will be spread out over three years beginning in 2016. Funding for education will also grow 4.5 per cent per year.Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt said the council will have input on every decision the minister makes on education.“They will play an advisory and oversight role over the implementation of the Act and the minister’s powers (will be) filtered through their advice all the time for every decision the minister makes,” said Valcourt, during a press conference on Parliament Hill. “The minister, under the Act, cannot make a decision unilaterally without the advice of the Joint Council and that is…how you ensure the point of views of First Nations will always be considered.”According to the proposed bill, called the First Nation Control over First Nation Education Act, the council will have nine members. The federal cabinet will appoint four members and the chair on the recommendation of the Aboriginal affairs minister. Cabinet will appoint the other four members on the recommendation of the Assembly of First Nation. The AFN will have a say in the selection of the chair.Valcourt said he didn’t know how much the education council members will be paid. According to the bill, the council is expected to meet at least three times a year.Assembly of First Nations National Chief Shawn Atleo said the bill met the need for stable and guaranteed funding for education and would help maintain Indigenous languages.He said the bill would give First Nation communities a say over how their children are taught.“First Nations must and will drive a way forward for the development of their own education system,” said Atleo. “We will have to do a deeper review of the bill itself…we see a commitment of the principle of First Nation control of education and working with First Nations.”The bill would allow First Nations to group their schools together under education authorities, enter into agreements with provincial school boards or operate their own schools independently.Under the bill, all students graduating from First Nation schools will have recognized certificates or diplomas, receive a minimum number of instructional hours and be taught by certified teachers. The bill would also ensure all children have access to elementary and secondary education on reserves.Department officials said they did not know how many schools currently fail to meet those standards.Schools would also be required to appoint a “school inspector” responsible for ensuring the school is meeting all requirements under the Act, including the academic performance of students at the institution.The inspector, who can’t be the school principal or education director, would also be required to submit reports on the school to either the education authority or the band agency responsible for the school. The report would then be submitted to the minister and the education council. If a school fails to meet standards, it could be put under co-management or under third party management by the minister on the advice of the education council.The bill would also force parents and guardians to ensure children under 16 are enrolled in a school. The bill allows bands to pass bylaws make it mandatory for children under 18 to attend school.Mohawk Council of Kahnawake Chief Gina Deer said Kahnawake opposed the proposed legislation and the creation of an education council.  She said the bill appears to give Ottawa more control over First Nation education.“Kahnawake is not happy at all,” said Deer, whose Mohawk community sits just south of Montreal. “In Kahnawake, nobody wants to see this government take over education. We need more funding so students can go to post-secondary education and university.”Six Nations Chief Ava Hill said the bill only gives an illusion of giving First Nation control over First Nation education.“If they are giving us control, why is it an Act of the government? How is that control?” said Hill. “It’s like an oxymoron.”Hill and Deer, along with Tyendinaga Chief Donald Meracle, stumbled across Atleo’s press conference on Parliament Hill after meeting with NDP leader Thomas Mulcair.Atleo did not inform regional chiefs during an executive meeting Wednesday that he planned to hold a press conference Thursday after the tabling of the bill.Nova Scotia regional Chief Morley Googoo, who is holds the education portfolio with the AFN, said he knew little about the proposed bill and was concerned about the direction things were taking.“I think clarification of the whole process is a question from everyone,” said Googoo. “I definitely want more information.”According to Aboriginal Affairs, only 38 per cent of 18 to 24 year-olds living on reserve had completed high school. The department said 25.4 per cent of status Indians do not have a high school diploma and only 65.4 per cent had a post-secondary diploma or certificate.Sections of the Indian Act dealing with residential schools would be repealed under the bill, which won’t impact First Nations with self-government agreements.Quebec chiefs recently launched legal action against Ottawa in Federal Court over education.MPs begin a two-week Easter break next read more

Will defeat Maken this time with bigger margin: Lekhi

first_imgThis time, Meenakshi Lekhi, the BJP candidate from New Delhi, is all set to sweep the Lok Sabha polls, at least according to what she said in an exclusive interview with Anup Verma & Abhinay Lakshman of the Millennium Post. Lekhi said some might think she is up against heavyweight candidates, but the only one formidable in New Delhi is none other than her. Excerpts: How has your campaign been so far? What are the issues you are focusing on? Also Read – Odd-Even: CM seeks transport dept’s views on exemption to women, two wheelers, CNG vehiclesIt’s just absolutely fantastic. You can see the affection of people, enthusiasm of our party workers and the response from the general public. The whole thing is worth a watch. Look, issues change with changing times. But, what we are talking about here is the five years of work that the Modi government has accomplished. In addition to this, I am addressing the work that I have achieved in the last five years in my constituency, including how I have dealt with a variety of issues inside and outside of parliament. These are the things we are talking about. Development is definitely the agenda we are setting here, because an urban constituency comprises of an aware electorate. But nationalism and national politics remain as important and we are also talking about policies that our government has framed in this regard. Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: JavadekarWhat are some local issues your campaign will zero in on? The worst issue we are dealing with happens to be the water crisis. And I believe if New Delhi has water crisis, every other constituency will also have water crisis. I cannot deal with this because it is a subject matter that comes under the Delhi government’s jurisdiction. Earlier, as a representative of this area I had got Rs 900 crore sanctioned from the Central budget for the Delhi government to put to use. But the execution and work strategy of how this money is used remains under the purview of Delhi government. Since they never involved me, I don’t know what strategy or what plan do they have for dealing with the water crisis here. They got this budgetary allocation on my demand from the Centre. Further on, how do you plan to work with NDMC and the Delhi government, given that you share jurisdiction with them? Look, conflicts in this regard come and go on a daily basis. But, irrespective of conflicting issues, a lot can be done if intentions are well placed. My point is that I don’t bring politics into developmental aspects or helping people. I don’t believe in that and repeatedly I have made this clear to the Delhi government. I have always maintained that we should work together on dealing with the issues at hand. We will play politics when it comes to elections, but I have not received a positive response from the other side on working towards resolving these issues together. My faith in not politicising developmental issues and bringing basic amenities like water to the people of Delhi does not seem to be reciprocated. What has your crowning achievement been as an MP in the last five years? You see, there have been so many national policies that our government has introduced, launched, and nurtured. But a lot of them haven’t been applied in Delhi. As a legislator, my role has been to try to get these policies applied in New Delhi 100 percent. I have tried my level best to make sure that people of Delhi can reap the benefits of schemes that have been passed by our government. I have tried to bring these benefits to the people and help them, whether it is Mudra, Jandhan, or Ujjwala. As an MP, I’ve spent Rs 32 crore to develop my constituency, whereas the MPLAD fund only allows for Rs 25 crore. I utilised every bit of resource, including the leftover of Rs 7 crore of MPLAD fund from my predecessor. New Delhi is one of the top smart cities in India. What more you are planning for this smart city? There are many things which are possible. We have achieved a target of about 40 per cent smartness, so to speak. I wish I could achieve 100 percent and we’ve done quite a bit towards that end. The whole 100 percent is very much doable if all of the authorities invested in the issue work together and cooperate. But what I want to work on is garbage management and waste disposal. There are various possible ways that I’m looking at for garbage disposable solutions close to the area, in the vicinity of the constituency. This is because it is imperative that we find a solution that considerably reduces the number of garbage trucks we send to the landfills. Other than this, I intervened and got around 10 Sewage Treatment Plants put up. What’s the first thing you promise to do, if you are re-elected? There are still one or two places in New Delhi where open defecation is still a problem. So, I have decided that I’m going to build toilets there immediately. There is a place called Timbre Market in Moti Nagar, where a park is used as a place for open defecation and that particular cluster needs a bit of redoing. In fact, I went to Bhanwar Singh Camp on Monday and there was a place, a part of the ridge that was used for open defecation. I had got that area enclosed and converted into a park and built toilets in the area. Some would say you are going up against formidable opponents in New Delhi. How do you feel about that, given that things are different from what they were in 2014? Yes, I agree that things are different this time around. So, as compared to 2014, I believe our margins will increase. Mr Maken, whom I defeated by a margin of more than two and a half lakh votes, will lose this year by a larger margin. If somebody is formidable in this seat, it happens to be Meenakshi Lekhi and no one else. What are some other challenges you might face in the run-up to the polls? There is no challenge whatsoever that I feel I must be aware of. There is resounding confidence that I have nothing to worry about in these polls. The only thing that worries me is that the campaign is exhausting and as a result of speaking continuously, my throat has taken a toll. So, other than that there is nothing else that worries me.last_img read more

Art With Heart on the move

Art With Heart has moved to the heart of downtown Simcoe.Nikki Campbell-Schram, founder and CEO of Art with Heart, has announced that her business will be moving to Simcoe from Port Dover.The new location on Norfolk Street North had notes in the window giving hints to anyone passing by about what might be going into the space. Campbell-Schram said they were “like ninjas” sneaking into the store at night so no one would know who was putting the hints in the window.“We like to be fun and get the enthusiasm up, we’re all about energy. That was the perfect way to introduce the move to people,” said Campbell-Schram.The business, which has been running for five years, recently closed its Port Dover location.“Dover has been so supportive, wonderful, and lovely,” said Campbell-Schram. “The only downfall was that we couldn’t grow there, there was no spot to accommodate the larger class sizes.”She said being in Simcoe creates a more centralized location in Norfolk County for students to attend classes. She added that registration has shown growth from students that would be travelling from Waterford or Delhi areas.The new Simcoe location was supposed to be open in the beginning of July but now the goal is to open at the start of September.“The Norfolk Arts Centre has been instrumental for us in the move,” said Campbell-Schram. “They kindly allow us to run our programming out of their building right now to allow us to get our stuff together.”She said that the arts businesses in Norfolk collaborate well. She has worked closely with Suzanne Earls from Pieceful Arts, as well as the Norfolk Arts Centre to improve downtown spaces.“We want to make downtown Simcoe the place to be.”A few ideas floating around to make the space feel inclusive and welcoming for young people are kids karaoke and board game nights.The regular season programming, including after school art classes and drama kids, will be available soon.The programming also will be expanding now that there is a larger read more

Pipeline anomalies detected night before leak into North Saskatchewan River

by The Canadian Press Posted Jul 26, 2016 8:56 am MDT Last Updated Jul 27, 2016 at 7:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Oil is seen on the North Saskatchewan river near Maidstone, Sask on Friday July 22, 2016. Husky Energy has said between 200,000 and 250,000 litres of crude oil and other material leaked into the river on Thursday from its pipeline. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson MELFORT, Sask. – Husky Energy knew something might be wrong with one of its oil pipelines about 14 hours before it told the Saskatchewan government of a leak which has since forced communities along the North Saskatchewan River to seek alternative drinking water.In an update posted to its website Tuesday, the company said its monitoring detected “pressure anomalies” last Wednesday at 8 p.m. as several segments of the pipeline were being returned to service. Such a thing is common when pipelines are started up, the company said.Husky said it immediately began reviewing data. Crews were sent to check the pipeline, but they did not find a leak. The company also arranged for aerial surveillance to be done at daybreak.The company said that it began to shut down the pipeline as a precaution 6 a.m. on Thursday. That morning, a sheen was spotted on the river and Husky’s emergency response plan kicked into gear. Cleanup crews were sent to the spill site near Maidstone, Sask.The Saskatchewan government got word of the spill at around 10:30 a.m. that day.The pipeline runs from Husky’s heavy oil operations to its facilities in Lloydminster and carries oil mixed with a lighter hydrocarbon, called a diluent, that’s added to ease the flow.Husky vice-president Al Pate, who is overseeing the spill response, said the company will review what happened.“Our investigation is going to be comprehensive and it’s going to be thorough, so we will know in due course the sequence of events and what exactly transpired, but right now we’re focused on the response,” Pate said Tuesday.The company remains confident in its estimate that 200,000 to 250,000 litres spilled, he said. That’s the capacity of two rail cars.Laurie Pushor with Saskatchewan’s Ministry of the Economy called Husky “open and transparent” and a “responsible operator” and said a provincial investigation will examine whether the company responded appropriately.Greenpeace spokesman Keith Stewart said the time lag between leak detection and pipe shutdown isn’t surprising.“The paper version of spill response plans looks very impressive, but the reality looks like cities scrambling for new water supplies.”The water pipeline network that serves the city of Melfort stopped its intake from the Codette reservoir near the river at around 6 a.m. Tuesday as the oil sheen made its way downstream.A precautionary drinking water advisory was in effect for Melfort and about a dozen nearby communities. There is an ample backup supply of water, but its quality can’t be assured until authorities figure out the best way to treat it, said Sam Ferris of Saskatchewan’s Water Security Agency.North Battleford shut off its water intake on Friday and Prince Albert followed on Monday.North Battleford’s reservoir supplies remain in good shape for now, but alternatives are being assessed, said Ferris. For Prince Albert, work continues on running a hose from the South Saskatchewan River about 30 kilometres away to bring in more supply.Strict water conservation measures are in place and people in the area are being advised to limit recreational activities on the North Saskatchewan River. That includes swimming, water-skiing or eating fish from the river. Officials say boating and catch-and-release fishing should not be a problem.— By Lauren Krugel in Calgary Pipeline ‘anomalies’ detected night before leak into North Saskatchewan River read more

No Strictly Come Dancing star will be knocked out partway through final

first_imgWith viewers grumbling that the results are a fix and the celebrity dancers stung by some unkind comments, this series of Strictly Come Dancing has been in danger of losing the feelgood factor.But the final is guaranteed to be a happier place after the BBC announced they are scrapping the early elimination.Traditionally, one of the four couples is voted out in the opening hour of the final, leaving three to battle it out for the Glitterball trophy.This year, all four will dance through to the very end, where the winner will be decided by a public vote.The BBC said the decision was taken at the beginning of this series, and is not a response to anything that has happened since the show began.But the more inclusive final follows accusations that the BBC One show has taken a nasty turn this year. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Alexandra Burke has suffered negative commentsCredit:Andrew Crowley  McFadden, McGee and Burke will be joined in the final by Gemma Atkinson, the Hollyoaks actress. All will perform three dances: a judges’ pick, a show dance and a favourite dance.The final is expected to attract one of the highest audiences of the year. Saturday’s show was watched by an average of 10.2 million viewers and a peak audience of 11.3 million. Burke faced the dance-off for two consecutive weeks despite high judges’ scores, but on Sunday was voted through to the final. Mollie King, the girl band singer, was the last contestant to be eliminated.center_img Alexandra Burke Alexandra Burke, one of the four celebrities left in the competition, said she has struggled to cope with some of the negative comments aimed at her. Some viewers have accused her of faking tears, and have claimed the judges are ‘fixing’ the result by awarding her higher marks than her dances deserve.It has also been suggested that she and Debbie McGee have an unfair advantage because they have previous dance experience, with Burke appearing in musical theatre and McGee trained in ballet. However, neither has ballroom experience; the bookmakers’ favourite, Joe McFadden has also appeared in West End musicals. Other criticism this series has been directed at Shirley Ballas, the new judge, who has received hate mail from viewers who believe her judging is too harsh.”I don’t want to say what they say. I won’t go there. But some people are just inappropriate,” she has said. “I think it’s unfair to say that I’m mean. I think I’m constructive. I’m there to do my job and do it to the best of my ability.”Last year, in an anomaly, there was no elimination in the final because only three contestants were featured, following Will Young’s decision to quit. Producers thought it was more seamless than in previous years, when proceedings paused to send one couple home.A BBC spokesperson said: “The producers always wanted a final in which all the couples danced three times. It proved hugely successful in 2016 and we’re very excited about the routines that will be performed this weekend.”last_img read more

Europes largest modern slavery ring smashed after trafficking 400 vulnerable people to

Julianna Chodakiewicz and Natalida ZmudaCredit:West Midlands Police/PA  Victim’s living quartersCredit:West Midlands Police/PA (Clockwise from top left) Justyna Parczewska, Marek Brzezinski, Wojciech Nowakowski, Jan Sadowski, Marek Chowaniec, Ignacy BrzezinskiCredit:West Midlands Police/PA Meanwhile, the gang’s bosses lived the high life off the backs of those they exploited, sporting lavish clothes, and driving luxury cars, including a Bentley. Gang member's Bentley GT Continental Credit and debit cards that were created in victim's names Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Gang member’s Bentley GT ContinentalCredit:West Midlands Police/PA “We are doing a lot more as organisations, both West Midlands Police and nationally through the National Crime Agency, but I think it is a really difficult problem to tackle.”I think the point there is we all need to work together to tackle it – we can’t solely investigate our way out of this.”Addressing how the victims were persuaded to work for the traffickers, Mr Dale said: “They were legally entitled to work in this country and spend their wages how they saw fit and live where they saw fit.”But that was abused by traffickers. They would convince the victims that they were unlawfully in the country, that if they left the house the traffickers provided for them they would be arrested by police.”Sometimes they were given a debt, so they were told that they owed the traffickers £5,000 and had to work off that debt – so there’s a lot of these methods the traffickers would use to make them feel trapped.” Judge Stacey said the conspiracy, which ran from June 2012 until October 2017, was the “most ambitious, extensive and prolific” modern day slavery network ever uncovered.Investigators believe it is the largest such criminal prosecution of its type in Europe, to date. After the end of two trials, it can now be reported how five men and three women, all originally from Poland, exploited their destitute victims for pure “greed”.They have all now been convicted of modern slavery offences and money laundering.Jurors heard the accounts of more than 90 victims, but it is believed at least 350 more had been through the gang’s hands, who had since either returned to their homeland, could not be traced, or were too scared to come forward.At the end of the second case last month, a jury at Birmingham Crown Court convicted two men, 52-year-old Ignacy Brzezinski, of Beechwood Road, West Bromwich, and Wojciech Nowakowski, 41, of James Turner Street, Birmingham, of modern slavery offences.A third, Jan Sadowski, 26, of Dartmouth Street, West Bromwich, admitted his part on the first day of trial.At a previous trial ending in February, leading conspirator Marek Chowanic, along with Ignacy’s cousin, Marek Brzezinski, recruitment consultant Julianna Chodakiewicz, Natalia Zmuda and Justyna Parczewska, the group’s matriarch, were all convicted of their roles. Toilet plugged by a duvet in victim’s living quartersCredit:West Midlands Police/PA The gang seized identity cards, registered victims for National Insurance and opened bank accounts in the victims’ names using bogus addresses, while their criminal masters also claimed benefits without their knowledge.The ring also infiltrated a recruitment agency, meaning work could be directly sourced, without raising suspicions with third parties.Victims would in some cases be “frog-marched” to cash points, to withdraw money and told they owed debts for transport costs, rent and food, the charity said.When one worker died of natural causes at an address controlled by the gang, Parczewska ordered that his ID and personal effects be removed from his pockets before paramedics arrived. Toilet plugged by a duvet in victim's living quarters Victim's living quarters Abuse shows ‘callousness’ of gangThe physical and mental abuse of vulnerable modern slavery victims showed the “callousness” of a gang of traffickers behind one of the largest operations ever uncovered by police.Detective Chief Inspector Nick Dale of West Midlands Police said hundreds of victims were exploited by at least eight people who each played a role in the “largest conspiracy of its type convicted in the UK”.Following the convictions of the five men and three women after two trials, the senior investigating officer said the victims were “trapped” and then “systematically coerced” into working for the gang. The gang operation was smashed after victims were uncovered by anti-slavery charity Hope for Justice.The charity said 51 of the victims eventually made contact through its painstaking outreach efforts at two drop-in centres.The organisation was then able to flag the slavery ring’s existence to police.West Midlands Police then launched an investigation in February 2015.Opening the second of two trials, Caroline Haughey QC, prosecuting, said: “When you are deprived of your freedoms and exploited for your weakness, that is criminal – and it is of such exploitation and degradation that this case concerns – where human beings have become commodities.”Chowanic, 30, of Mount Street, Walsall, Marek Brzezinski, 50, of Lindley Avenue, Tipton, Chodakiewicz, 24, of Evesham, Worcestershire, Zmuda, 29, of Canute Close, Walsall, and Parczewska, 48, of Beechwood Road, West Bromwich, were jailed in March.Ignacy Brzezinski, who since conviction has skipped his bail the judge heard, Nowakowski and Sadowski will be sentenced later on Friday. She added: “Any lingering complacency after the 2007 bi-centenary celebrations of the abolition of the English Slave Trade Act was misplaced.”The hard truth is that the practice continues, here in the UK, often hiding in plain sight.”Together the group helped in the targeting and trafficking of people from their Polish homeland, placing them in cramped, rat-infested accommodation in the Black Country and putting them to work on farms, rubbish recycling centres and poultry factories.In some cases, the gang waited outside the front gates of jails in Poland, to approach ex-cons who had just been released.Victims, aged 17 to over 60, were housed across at least nine different addresses in West Bromwich, Walsall, Sandwell and Smethwick, crammed up to four to a room, fed out-of-date food, and forced to scavenge for mattresses to sleep on.Some had no working toilets, heating or furniture. Julianna Chodakiewicz and Natalida Zmuda Detailing the facts of the case, Mr Dale said: “We identified 92 victims – we think there were a number more.”He added: “There were, at its height, a total of 12 suspects in the case, so it has been a really long journey to get to where we are now.”The judge in her summing up for the first case described it as the largest conspiracy of its type convicted in the UK.”Asked if trafficking was a problem in the UK, Mr Dale said: “I think there are a lot of criminal groups who will exploit that will to come to the UK to work. At the first trial sentencing, Judge Mary Stacey said their “degradation” of fellow human beings had been “totally unacceptable”, jailing the five for between 11 and four-and-a-half years.She said the defendants had subjected victims to a “demi-life of misery and poverty”, robbing them of their dignity and humanity “without care or regard for the rights of the individuals affected”. “For example they might have been recently released from prison, they might have been homeless, suffering from alcoholism, or other issues.”In some cases, they were desperate for the money to pay for urgent medical care for family members.”They were systematically, psychologically predominantly but sometimes physically, coerced into doing the work for the organised crime group.”This demonstrates the callousness of it.”At a trial, ending in February, Marek Chowanic, Marek Brzezinski, Juliana Chodakiewicz, Natalia Zmuda and Justyna Parczewska were convicted of their roles in the conspiracy, and jailed for between four-and-a-half and 11 years.Following a separate trial last month, Ignacy Brzezinski, of Beechwood Road, West Bromwich, Wojciech Nowakowski, of James Turner Street, Birmingham, and Jan Sadowski, of Dartmouth Street, West Bromwich, were also convicted. Credit and debit cards that were created in victim’s namesCredit:West Midlands Police/PA (Clockwise from top left) Justyna Parczewska, Marek Brzezinski, Wojciech Nowakowski, Jan Sadowski, Marek Chowaniec, Ignacy Brzezinski Questioned on how the traffickers chose their victims, Mr Dale said: “They were recruited in Poland because they really needed the work, because they were in a position in life where they needed to get out of that situation. The largest-ever UK modern slavery ring, which forced more than 400 people to work for a pittance while their criminal masters earned £2 million, has been smashed.A three-year police investigation uncovered a well-organised criminal gang led by the Brzezinski family – which preyed on the homeless, ex-prisoners and alcoholics, from Poland.The ring lured and then trafficked vulnerable victims to the UK with the promise of good money, but instead housed them in squalor, and used them as what a judge described as “commodities”.Victims were paid as little as 50p for a day’s labour and in one case a worker was given coffee and a chicken as payment for redecorating a house.Another man had to wash in a canal because he had no other access to water, while one house’s leaky toilet had to be plugged with an old duvet, such was the standard of disrepair.One victim, describing “horrible” living conditions, said: “I would say some homeless people here in the UK live better than I lived after I arrived over here.”Victims were reduced to recycling used cigarette butts off the street, and going to soup kitchens and food banks to get enough to eat. If any complained, gang enforcers would humiliate, threaten or beat them up, while “house spies” – previously trafficked individuals turned trusted informers – kept an eye on the workers.On several occasions, anti-slavery investigators with charity Hope for Justice, and West Midlands Police, uncovered shocking brutality against those who stepped out of line.One man who complained about living conditions and pay had his arm broken, was refused medical care, and then ejected from the accommodation because his injury left him unable to work.Another was stripped naked in front of other workers, doused in surgical chemical iodine, and told that the gang would remove his kidneys if he did not keep quiet. read more

Facebook lapplication iPad dévoilée en même temps que lIphone 5

first_imgFacebook : l’application iPad dévoilée en même temps que l’Iphone 5 ?Les possesseurs de l’iPad attendent depuis des mois l’arrivée de l’application Facebook dédiée à la tablette d’Apple. Alors que la présentation de l’iPhone 5 est fixée au 4 octobre, cette conférence pourrait également être marquée par l’officialisation d’un partenariat entre le plus populaire des réseaux sociaux et la firme à la pomme.L’application Facebook dédiée à l’iPad pourrait être très prochainement dévoilée. “Enfin !” s’exclameront certainement les possesseurs de la tablette d’Apple, qui doivent pour l’heure se contenter de la version iPhone de l’application, mal adaptée aux performances et aux dimensions de l’écran de l’iPad.À lire aussiDonnées personnelles : Facebook propose de vous surveiller… contre rémunérationL’annonce de ce nouveau partenariat entre Apple et le réseau social aux 800 millions de membres pourrait avoir lieu le 4 octobre, rapporte le site Mashable, au moment de la présentation de l’iPhone 5, qui devrait se tenir dans les locaux d’Apple, à Cupertino. Facebook devrait en outre dévoiler une nouvelle version de l’application pour iPhone. Plus inattendu : certaines rumeurs annoncent une possible intégration de Facebook dans iOS, le système d’exploitation mobile d’Apple.Grâce à ce partenariat, les deux sociétés visent un seul et même objectif : combattre Google et son réseau Google +, qui, trois mois après son lancement, peut se targuer d’avoir conquis près de 50 millions d’internautes, selon les dernières nouvelles.Le 28 septembre 2011 à 09:34 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Israel Hamas accept Gaza war ceasefire

first_imgGAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Israel and Hamas agreed Tuesday to an open-ended cease-fire, halting a seven-week war that killed more than 2,200 people, the vast majority Palestinians, left tens of thousands in Gaza homeless and devastated entire neighborhoods in the blockaded territory.Hamas declared victory and bursts of celebratory gunfire erupted across Gaza, but the terms of the deal fell far short of Hamas’ demand that Israel and Egypt open Gaza’s borders.Under the Egyptian-brokered deal, Israel is to ease imports into Gaza, including aid and material for reconstruction. It also allows Palestinians to fish six nautical miles offshore, up from three nautical miles.In a month, the cease-fire calls for talks to begin in Cairo on more complex issues, including building a seaport and airport in Gaza, and Israel’s demand that Hamas disarm.However, the agreement appeared to contain no major Israeli concessions and previous understandings after a round of fighting in 2012 quickly dissipated.Previous cease-fire deals have collapsed since the war began July 8, and it was not clear if this one would hold. The truce took effect at 7 p.m. local time (1600 GMT), but violence persisted until the last minute.last_img read more

Search underway for woman abducted outside Allapattah auto shop

first_imgWe need your assistance identifying the female depicted in the video below, who was abducted on 2/8/19 from 2345 NW 36 St. The vehicle is being described as a newer model white Nissan Altima bearing a paper tag. Anyone with info is asked to contact our Robbery Unit @ 305.603.6370— Miami PD (@MiamiPD) February 10, 2019A few minutes later the video shows a white car pulling up to the business, and a man is seen getting out of the vehicle. He is then seen grabbing the victim. “He was running over here. He takes her from the restroom and hit her like, I don’t know, 20 or 50 times,” said a witness who was not identified, “and then he wanted her to drive the car, so he put her in the driver’s seat. He hit her 20 more times with the door.”“The way that he was fighting or screaming and everything, we knew that he had to get a gun or something,” the witness added.Investigators said the victim is between her mid-20s and early 30s, stands between 5 feet 4 inches and 5 feet 8 inches tall. She was last seen wearing a blue or light-colored long-sleeve shirt and dark pants.Police said they are looking for a white Altima, possibly a 2015 model, with a paper tag. Officials believe the tag number is partially either CFJ7 or CJF7.“We’re not sure if he’s armed. However, we did receive some information that he was observed physically abusing this female,” said Miami Police Officer Kiara Delva. “Once again, he may be dangerous, so please do not approach him, and contact the police department.”If you have any information on the woman’s whereabouts, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. MIAMI (WSVN) – Police are seeking the public’s help in locating a woman who was caught on surveillance video being forced into a car by a man outside of a tire shop in Miami’s Allapattah neighborhood, in what officials are calling an abduction.City of Miami Police tweeted out the security footage showing the subject with his arm around the victim’s upper chest area as he forced her into a white Nissan Altima along the 2300 block of Northwest 36th Street, Friday.Officials said the woman asked employees to call 911, saying she was hiding from a man and that he was “going to kill” her.Witnesses said the woman then went inside a restroom.last_img read more

SENIOR CENTER SPOTLIGHT Senior Center Seeking Drivers For Home Delivered Meal Program

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below is a message from the Wilmington Senior Center:The Senior Center is looking for home delivered meal drivers for mother’s hours. Call the Senior Center at 978-657-7595 for more information.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSENIOR CENTER SPOTLIGHT: Wilmington Senior Center Wants To Thank Residents Who Help Out Their Senior NeighborsIn “Community”SENIOR CENTER SPOTLIGHT: Wilmington Senior Center Looking For Help With Home Delivered Meals ProgramIn “Community”SENIOR CENTER SPOTLIGHT: Wilmington Senior Center Issues Scam AlertsIn “Community”last_img read more

POLICE LOG for January 20 Plows Cause Some Issues Driver Suffers Medical

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights from the Wilmington Police Log for Sunday, January 20, 2019:A jeep crashed into a snow bank on Richmond Street. Driver suffered a “medical issue,” but no injuries from the crash. Driver was transported by the Fire Department. DPW cleaned roadway. Vehicle was towed. (9:35am)A Marion Street resident reported a town plow truck struck and damaged her fence. Snow was pushed into the fence, causing the plastic to buckle. Homeowner will work with town to rectify issue, as fence may be too close to street. (11:33am)Police notified that a plow struck a large rock in front of a Woburn Street residence. Rock was creating a traffic hazard. DPW responded to push back off roadway. (1:47pm)A caller stated a plow took off the man hole cover on Main Street, near St. Dorothy’s. DPW notified. (2:44pm)Police noted the stop sign and and road signs at Route 62 and the 93 North Exit 40 ramp were flattened by a plow. (10:18pm)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information.  An arrest does not constitute a conviction.  Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for July 12: 2 Juveniles Laying On Train Tracks; Motorcycle Crash; Tractor Trailer vs. PoleIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 23: Break-Ins on Ballardvale Street; Ride-On Lawn Mower vs. Parked Car; Erratic DriverIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for March 10: Jeep vs. Hydrant; Car vs. Pole; Homeowner vs. Plow Driver; Trash Barrels StolenIn “Police Log”last_img read more

Jubo League leader detained for yaba peddling

first_imgYaba. File PhotoA local Jubo League leader was arrested in a decoy operation reportedly while selling yaba pills in Rajshahi city’s Shalbagan area on Sunday afternoon, reports UNB.The arrestee is Shamim Hossain, son of Moslem Uddin of Natunpara area in Poba upazila and general secretary of ward-18 (North) Jubo League in the city.Raju Ahmed, sub-inspector of Chandrima police station, said Shamim had long been involved in Yaba peddling.Based on the information, police contacted him to buy Yaba and asked him to come to Shalbagan area in the afternoon.As Shamim turned up, they caught him red-handed while he was selling Yaba to them, Raju said, adding that they recovered 36 contraband pills from his possession.Contacted, city Jubo League president Ramjan Ali said they will look into the matter. “Organisational action will be taken against Shamim if he is found to be involved in Yaba business.”last_img read more

Feds 80 Charged in Maryland Prison Racketeering Drug Conspiracies

first_imgBALTIMORE (AP) — Correctional officers at Maryland’s largest state prison for years helped scores of inmates smuggle narcotics, tobacco, pornography and cellphones into the facility in exchange for money and sex, according to a pair of sweeping federal indictments against 35 inmates, 18 jail guards and 27 “outside facilitators” unsealed Wednesday.In this 2012 photo, correctional officers watch inmates as they walk the yard of the Eastern Correctional Institution in Westover, M.D. Correctional officers at Maryland’s largest state prison for years helped scores of inmates smuggle narcotics, tobacco, pornography and cellphones into the facility in exchange for money and sex, according to a pair of sweeping federal indictments unsealed Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016. (Todd Dudek/The Daily Times via AP)The indictments allege a racketeering scheme at the East and West compounds of the Eastern Correctional Institution in Westover, Maryland, that involved smuggling heroin, cocaine, MDMA, ecstasy and Suboxone, among other narcotics, into the jail in exchange for cash, money orders and in some cases, sexual favors. The indictments say guards were able to sneak the contraband past security screenings and deliver it to inmates in their cells or at pre-arranged “stash” locations, laundry rooms, staff bathrooms and other areas.“Prison corruption is a longstanding, deeply-rooted systemic problem that can only be solved by a combination of criminal prosecutions and policy changes,” said U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein in a statement.Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services Secretary Stephen Moyer said he assigned eight investigators to work with the FBI and other federal agencies to crack the case. The indictments, he said, “send a strong message that we will no longer tolerate corruption committed by a few tarnishing the good work of our 10,500 dedicated and committed department employees.”According to the indictment, defendant correctional officers routinely warned inmates when prison administrators were planning to conduct cellphone raids. In some cases, when participating prison guards learned that inmates were supplying administrators with information, or “snitching,” they would alert other inmates and encourage them to retaliate, often using violence. Twice in July, prison guards encouraged inmates to stab other prisoners.The indictments come on the heels of a high-profile prison contraband scandal at the Baltimore City Detention Center in 2014 in which 44 people were federally indicted. The racketeering scheme’s ringleader, Tavon White, who was also a known member of the Black Guerrilla Family gang, impregnated several prison guards and on a recorded telephone line famously told a friend on the outside, “This is my jail.”According to this indictment, prisoners and guards were very much aware of the Baltimore case, as evidenced by telephone calls that were recorded with them discussing it.Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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