Man held for repeatedly raping his minor daughter

first_imgA man from Khadkoli village in the neighbouring Palghar district was on Saturday arrested for allegedly repeatedly raping his 14-year-old daughter, police said.In a complaint lodged with Palghar police, the victim, a student of Class VII, said that her 42-year-old father has been raping her since 2014. She told the police that the latest such incident took place on December 7 in the forest area in Khadkoli.According to police, her parents had got separated and the victim had been living with her father. “As per her complaint, her father used to threaten her with a sickle or an axe before committing the crime,” a police officer said.Based on her complaint, Palghar police registered a case against the accused and arrested him early on Saturday.The accused has been booked under different IPC sections, including 376 (rape), and also the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (Pocso) Act.last_img read more

411 child marriages prevented in Odisha

first_imgTimely intervention by authorities and social activists have prevented 411 child marriages involving mostly minor girls in Odisha last year, said the State government here on Thursday.In Odisha, the risk of a girl marrying before her 18th birthday has dropped. The prevalence of child marriages among girls in the State was reported to be 21.3%, against the national average of 26.8%, whereas for boys it is only 11% against the national average of 20.3%.The State government on Thursday released a report on the status of child marriages and a strategic action plan to end child marriage.Decline recordedOdisha has witnessed a decline of nearly 16 and 11 percentage points between the National Family Health Survey (NFHS) 2005-06 and NFHS 2015-16 for girls and boys marrying before their legal permissible ages of 18 and 21, respectively. Odisha is ranked 15 in India for reported child marriages. Neighbouring States like West Bengal and Jharkhand are ahead of Odisha in this ranking.In Mayurbhhanj district, 75 minor girls were rescued just before their weddings were to be solemnised, while the marriages of 62 girls were stopped in southern Malkangiri district.“It is a matter of concern that Khurda, which is a developed district and has a high literacy rate, has recorded 18% child marriages. In Malkangiri, the percentage is very high at 39%,” said Deepa Prasad, State Programme Coordinator of United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). There is no district where there is no child marriage. Caused by poverty Poverty was one of the main reasons cited in the western Odisha districts for families to opt for child marriage. Incidences of girls married in childhood are high in poor households. The high cost of marriage, dowry, tribal customs, and migration, are other factors that contribute to girls being forced to marry.The action plan envisages ending child marriage by 2030. The State intends to bring down incidence of child marriage among girls from 21.3% to 10%, and among boys from 11% to 6%, by 2024.Child marriages often lead to early motherhood and subsequently, health complications crop up. In Mayurbhanj, adolescence pregnancy was found to be as high as 16%. ‘Actual number high’ “The 16% appears to be a small number. When it comes to actual number, the number is very high. Close to 1.4 lakh adolescent girls get pregnant before the age of 19 in Mayurbhanj,” Dr. Prasad said. In Kalahandi, 48 maternal deaths were reported. Among the deceased, 12 mothers were below 18 and 19 years of age.last_img read more

LeBron James heads to Manila again on September 2

first_imgLATEST STORIES WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Cleveland also picked up 2011 NBA MVP Derrick Rose and Jeff Green in the offseason. LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers reacts against the Boston Celtics during Game Three of the 2017 NBA Eastern Conference Finals at Quicken Loans Arena on May 21, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio. Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFPLeBron James is set to return to Manila.James, who is arguably the best basketball player in the world today, is making his third visit to the Philippines.ADVERTISEMENT The 32-year-old James, who just led the Cleveland Cavaliers to their third straight NBA Finals two months ago, will be in the country on Sept. 2 for his “Strive for Greatness Show” which will be held at Mall of Asia Arena.James was supposed to visit Manila in September 2016 but cancelled the stop due to logistical reasons.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe two-time Olympic gold medalist is looking to bring another title in Cleveland in the coming season, but with a different-looking squad.The Cavaliers, who yielded the championship to the Golden State Warriors in five games, just swapped its All-Star guard Kyrie Irving to the Boston Celtics for another stud in Isaiah Thomas, quality role player in Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic and an unprotected 2018 first round pick from the Brooklyn Nets. UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnessescenter_img Woman gives birth at Manila North Cemetery on All Souls’ Day PLAY LIST 01:18Woman gives birth at Manila North Cemetery on All Souls’ Day01:151.108M crowd estimate at Manila North Cemetery since Oct. 30 to Nov. 201:22Manila police chief: Cops tolerating illegal street vendors to get ax01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games MOST READ SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Read Next Sharapova determined to prove point on Slam return Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Indian Super League 2019-20 Live Streaming: When and Where to Watch NorthEast United FC vs Odisha FC Telecast

first_imgThe upcoming Indian Super League 2019-20 match will see a face-off between NorthEast United FC and Odisha FC on Saturday, October 26. NorthEast United FC, who had a goalless draw against Bengaluru FC in their opening game, will look for a positive outcome when they host Odisha FC.The match number 7 of Indian Super League 2019-20 between NorthEast United and Odisha FC will be played at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium in Guwahati. On the other hand, Odisha FC, who lost their maiden ISL fixture to Jamshedpur 2-1, will seek to register their first win in the tournament. The ISL 2019-20 NorthEast United FC vs Odisha FC game will start at 7:30 pm.Indian Super League 2019-20 NorthEast United FC Probable Line-up vs Odisha FC: Pawan Kumar (GK), Provat Lakra, Kai Heerings, Mislav Komorski, Shouvik Ghosh, Jose Leudo, Milan Singh, Redeem Tlang, Panagiotis Triadis, Lalthathanga Khawlhring, Asamoah GyanIndian Super League 2019-20 Odisha FC Probable Line-up vs NorthEast United FC: Francisco Dorronsoro (GK), Narayan Das, Shubham Sarangi, Gaurav Bora, Carlos Delgado, Vinit Rai, Marcos Tebar, Xisco Hernandez, Nandhakumar Sekar, Aridane Santana, Jerry MawhmingthangaWhat time will Indian Super League 2019-20 NorthEast United FC vs Odisha FC match start?The ISL 2019-20 NorthEast United FC vs Odisha FC match is scheduled to start at 7:30 pm. The match between the NorthEast United FC vs Odisha FC will be at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium in Guwahati.Where to watch Indian Super League 2019-20 NorthEast United FC vs Odisha FC match on TV?The NorthEast United FC vs Odisha FC can be viewed on the television sets on sports channel Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 2 and Star Sports 2 HD.Where to watch Indian Super League 2019-20 NorthEast United FC vs Odisha FC match on live streaming?The live streaming of NorthEast United FC vs Odisha FC, Indian Super league 2019-20 will be available on Hotstar and Jio TV. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. atkbengaluru fcchennaiyin fcfc goa First Published: October 26, 2019, 9:51 AM ISTlast_img read more


first_imgMumbai, AUG 27 (PTI) Oilseeds: Bold (in Rs per 100kgs)Mumbai, AUG 27 (PTI) Oilseeds: Bold (in Rs per 100kgs) Groundnut Kernel 7000 Groundnut Bold 60/70 9750 Javas 60/70: 9850 Javas 70/80: 9700 Javas 80/90: 9200 Kardi 3075 Sesame (Whitish) 98/2/1: 7400 Sesame 95/5/1: 7200 Sesameseed crushing 48/2/4 5950 Sunflowerseed 3925 Nigerseed 8800 and Castorseed Bombay 3650.Oils & Seeds: (In Rs. Per 10 kgs) Groundnutoil 1400 Kardi Expeller 870 Sesame Expeller N/T Sunflower Expeller 665 Refined 725 Cottonseeds Refined 715 Palmolein Refined 625 Soybean Refined 650 Soybean Crude N/T Rapeseed Refined 910 Rapeseed Expeller 880 Copra White 950 Ricebran 4-7% FFA N/T Ricebran N/T Linseeds Oil 1125 Castoroil Comm 760 FSG 770 Kandla 733 Mowra N/T Neem 970 Karanji 640.Deoil Cakes: (Rates in Rs per mt) Groundnut Extraction 45% 28,000 Kardi Extraction 14,500 Sesame Extraction N.Q. Cottonseed Extraction N.Q. Undec Cottonseed Exp 27,700 Rice Bran Extraction N/Q Sunflower Extraction 20,500 Rapeseed Extraction N/Q Soyameal 48% 32,035 and Castor Extraction 4200. —-Oilcake: Closed today. —- PTI RHB ADI ABM BASlast_img read more

NE United enter 5-yr partnership with I-League club NEROCA

first_imgNew Delhi, Jul 22 (PTI) Indian Super League side NorthEast United have signed a five-year partnership with new I-League club NEROCA FC of Manipur that will focus on the strategic football development in the state and its surrounding areas. After launching its own residential academy, Centre of Excellence, in Shillong, NorthEast United will focus on creating valuable partnerships throughout the North-East to identify home-grown talent from the hotbed of Indian football. NorthEast United will hold a part of its pre-season in Imphal and play an exhibition match against NEROCA before the start of ISL 2017-18 campaign. Both the clubs will be committed towards working together on grassroots development initiatives in the area. Speaking on the partnership, NorthEast United owner John Abraham said, “Our tie-up with NEROCA FC is an extremely important step towards reaching out to the vast reservoirs of talent that Manipur possesses. We recognise the fact that grassroots is an extremely important building block for sustainable football development in the region and we are proud to partner with a team that has a huge fan-base in Manipur and is as committed to football development as we are.” NEROCA FC CEO Naoba Thangjam said, “Our partnership with NEUFC will mark the dawn of a new era in football, especially for a state like Manipur where sports is a way of life. We believe in giving ample opportunities in youth development and grassroots and with NEUFC, who has the same principles, I believe this partnership will open new and more opportunities. Also we look forward to our pre-season exhibition match to mark our new journey as partners.” NEROCA FC will make their maiden I-League appearance this season after winning the I-League second division earlier this year. PTI PDS PDSadvertisementlast_img read more

Angelique Kerber downs Maria Sharapova at Mallorca Open

first_imgTop seed Angelique Kerber won the battle of current and former Wimbledon champions as she beat Maria Sharapova 6-2 6-3 in a heavyweight second-round clash at the Mallorca Open on Thursday.Germany’s Kerber, who will arrive at Wimbledon as reigning champion, proved too solid for Sharapova as her comeback from yet more shoulder problems was cut short.Kerber’s claycourt season was hampered by an ankle injury and she bowed out in the first round of the French Open.But the 31-year-old left-hander looked sharp as she dominated Sharapova on the Santa Ponsa grass, setting up a quarter-final against either France’s Caroline Garcia or Spanish wildcard Paula Badosa.”It was a good match and I felt good from the first point on the court,” Kerber, who now has four consecutive wins over Sharapova, told reporters.”I trusted my game today and just wanted to be aggressive.”Sharapova, who returned to action this week ranked 85th after undergoing shoulder surgery in February, has spent a fortnight on the Mallorca lawns sharpening her game for her comeback but said her lack of match play showed.”I made a few too many unforced errors,” said the 32-year-old Russian, who won Wimbledon in 2004.Despite having only two matches under her belt, Sharapova said it would not be too smart for my shoulder to add another warm-up tournament to her schedule ahead of Wimbledon.”These two matches were very important, for my arm, putting pressure on my arm and seeing how it does and it’s done pretty well so I will take that optimism to London,” she said.advertisement”Right now I have to take it one tournament at a time.”American teenager Amanda Anisimova, who reached the French Open semi-finals this month, eased past Alize Cornet 6-2 6-4.She will next face third seed Belinda Bencic, who also sealed her place in the quarter-finals.She was leading 5-7 6-3 3-1 when American opponent Shelby Rogers had to retire with an injury.Also Read | Mallorca Open: Sharapova wins on return from injury break, set for Kerber testAlso Read | Dominic Thiem extends olive branch to Serena Williams with mixed doubles offerAlso Seelast_img read more

Freshman Tracker: Tylan Wallace Records First Career Reception

first_imgLC GreenwoodWR NAMEPOSDEBUTS. Alabama resultSEASON LINE J.D. KingRBTulsa8 carries, 64 yards14 carries, 159 yards, 1 TD Tylan WallaceWRTulsa1 rec, 7 yards1 rec, 7 yards Brendan VaughnLB 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! Tre SterlingS Brendon EversDT Lamarcus MortonCB Baron OdomTE Thabo MwanikiSTulsa3 solo tackles5 solo tacklescenter_img Braydon JohnsonWR A week ago, true freshman running back J.D. King made a splash in his first game as a Cowboy with a near 100-yard, 1-TD performance against Tulsa.On Friday, it was more of the same for King. The Georgia native lead the team in rushing with 64 yards on 8 carries and has now clearly cemented his status as the second option behind Justice Hill as OSU prepares for its final non-conference game this weekend.Fellow freshman and former four-star recruit Tylan Wallace joined King among the freshmen to make their mark in the box score this season with his first career reception that came from the arm of Keondre Wudtee for 7 yards.On the other side of the ball, another true freshman — Thabo Mwaniki — made his first career start. Mwaniki finished the game with 3 unassisted tackles and most notably became the first OSU freshman to start on defense since Ramon Richards did it at cornerback in 2014.Here’s a look at how the freshmen fared in Week 2 of action. We’ll be updating this tracker each week as the season progresses, although once conference play begins, I will be surprised to see the participant list grow more than what it is after this weekend’s tilt at Pitt. Jelani WoodsQB Kris McCuneS Malcolm RodriguezS Jake McClureK Brock MartinDE Chuba HubbardRB Tracin WallaceQBlast_img read more

Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Key to Better Health

first_img Contributing to a healthy community on an individual basis; Supporting healthy behaviours; Diversity and culture; Food security; Physical activity for the physically and mentally challenged; Health and nutrition literacy; Media literacy and healthy food choices; Physically active children and youth; Active kids, healthy kids. CANCER CARE N.S./HEALTH PROMOTION–Healthy Eating and PhysicalActivity Key to Better Health A two-day conference promoting the importance of healthy eatinghabits and regular physical activity among children and youthwill give participants an opportunity to learn about programsthat work and how they can better raise awareness in their ownagencies and communities. The conference — Building Momentum: Strengthening communitystrategies for healthy eating and physical activity — beginstoday, Nov. 6, at White Point Beach Lodge in Liverpool, QueensCo. It is hosted by the Nova Scotia Alliance for Healthy Eatingand Physical Activity. “We know that healthy eating and physical activity contribute togood health and lower the risk of chronic disease later in life,”said Judy Purcell, co-chair of the alliance and preventionco-ordinator of Cancer Care Nova Scotia. “By raising awareness about the importance of these health issuesand providing an opportunity for community members to network andlearn from each others’ successes, we hope to engage more peoplein this effort and to see more community-based initiatives takingplace,” she said. Presentation topics include:center_img “In promoting physical activity and healthy eating among childrenand youth, we first need to recognize and address the barriersthat make these choices difficult and sometimes impossible,” saidCathy Chenhall, co-chair of the alliance and core programco-ordinator with the Office of Health Promotion. “We need to create environments that support families in makinghealthy lifestyle choices — things like putting policies inplace that support healthy eating and physical activity inschools and safe, accessible and affordable recreation areas incommunities.” The Nova Scotia Alliance for Healthy Eating and Physical Activityis an informal network of agencies and individuals with aninterest in promoting healthy eating and physical activity foroverall health and healthy body weight. Members bring diversetalents and perspectives together to jointly identify areas foraction related to healthy eating and active living. Memberorganizations include: Cancer Care Nova Scotia, Office of HealthPromotion, Department of Health, Canadian Cancer Society NovaScotia Division, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia,Dietitians of Canada, Union of Nova Scotia Indians, Sport NovaScotia, Diabetes Care Program, Family Studies TeachersAssociation and the Diabetes Association.last_img read more

Marijuana producer Aphria lowers cash portion of offer for Nuuvera

first_imgLEAMINGTON, Ont. – In an unusual move, licensed marijuana producer Aphria Inc. is cutting the amount of cash it is offering for cannabis company Nuuvera Inc. — from $1 to 60 cents per share — as Nuuvera seeks to fully acquire its subsidiary Avanti Rx Analytics.Leamington, Ont.-based Aphria said Tuesday it reached an agreement with Toronto-based Nuuvera to the lower the price but did not elaborate on why.Nuuvera said in a separate release it agreed to the amendment “in order to fund” its own acquisition of the remaining 49 per cent interest of Avanti — which provides research and testing services to the cannabis industry — for an estimated $43 million.The company did not explain why receiving less money from Aphria would help fund its own transaction.“The acquisition of Avanti is an important step in the history of Nuuvera and is expected to result in synergies at the combined Nuuvera/Aphria which will enhance the value of the arrangement to shareholders of Nuuvera,” said Ronald Schmeichel, Nuuvera’s chairman, in a statement.Neither company could not be immediately reached for further comment.Nuuvera said it entered into a letter of intent to acquire the remaining interest of Avanti from a single minority shareholder. As part of the deal, Nuuvera also anticipates acquiring Avanti’s facility in Brampton, Ont.The original agreement was valued at $826 million, according to Aphria and Nuuvera’s Jan. 29 release. The revised offer, with the reduced cash component and using Aphria’s latest closing price of $14.06, based on 80.13 million outstanding Nuuvera shares would be valued at $447.9 million.Under the amended deal, Aphria is offering 60 cents in cash plus 0.3546 of an Aphria share. Nuuvera noted in its release “the consideration has been reduced… provided that the cash consideration will be increased to the extent the company’s unrestricted cash exceeds the revised required level.”Shares of Aphria and Nuuvera have fallen since the original deal was first announced on Jan. 29. Under the initial agreement, the licensed producer offered $1 plus 0.3546 of an Aphria share for each Nuuvera share. That would value the offer at roughly $8.50 per share, based on Aphria’s 10-day volume-weighted average price for the period ended Jan. 26 of $21.15. Nuuvera’s 10-day volume-weighted price for the same period was $6.51.On Friday, Aphria shares closed at $14.06 on the Toronto Stock Exchange while Nuuvera shares closed at $5.56 on the TSX Venture Exchange. Based on Friday’s share price, Aphria’s amended offer of 60 cents in cash plus 0.3546 of a common share would be valued at $5.59 per share.Aphria’s stock was up $1.13 or 8.04 per cent to $15.19 in early afternoon trading on Tuesday, while Nuuvera was up 14 cents or 2.52 per cent to $5.70.Aphria said Tuesday it also sought and received consent for the reduction from shareholders who had signed lock-up agreements, that together with Nuuvera shares already owned by Aphria represent approximately 65 per cent of Nuuvera’s outstanding shares and over 57 per cent of the requisite minority shareholders of Nuuvera.Aphria added that its board of directors received an opinion from its financial adviser, Cormark Securities Inc., that said as of Feb. 19 the amendment is “fair, from a financial point of view, to Aphria.”Nuuvera noted its board also obtained legal and financial advice from Canaccord Genuity Group Inc., which concluded that as of Feb. 19 that “the consideration to be received by Nuuvera shareholders is fair, from a financial point of view, to such shareholders.”Aphria said the deal is expected to close in April, on schedule.Companies in this story: (TSX:APH, TSXV:NUU, TSX:CF)last_img read more

Egyptian Filmmaker Shooting Film on Christchurch Mosque Attacks

Rabat – Egyptian author and filmmaker Moez Masoud has announced that he in the process of completing a film based on the horrific massacre which took place in Christchurch, New Zealand.On April 15, a 28-year old white supremacist gunned down dozens of Muslims at the Al Noor Mosque and the Linwood Islamic center in Christchurch, killing 51 and gravely wounding dozen others.According to Variety, the in-progress movie will be called, “Hello Brother.” The title is based “upon the words of one of the victims of the gunman,” in reference to the welcome words of 71-year old victim, Hati Mohammed Daoud Nabi, as he welcomed the 28-year old gunman into the Al Noor Mosque, where 42 were killed. While basing its narrative on a monstrous public attack, “Hello Brother” sets out to put a special emphasis on the positive attitudes and the mutual understanding needed for peacefully coexisting despite differences, according to Masoud. Variety indicated that “the film will follow a family facing death and destruction in Afghanistan who escape with their lives.”For the Egyptian author, academic, and filmmaker, the whole point is to refuse to surrender to the hatred and spite-filled path terrorists like the Christchurch gunman are trying to impose on our imaginations and politico-religious sensibilities.“In Christchurch, on March 15, the world witnessed an unspeakable crime against humanity,” Masoud told Variety. “The story that ‘Hello Brother’ will bring to audiences is just one step in the healing process, so that we might all better understand each other, and the root causes of hatred, racism, supremacy and terrorism.”Massoud, a polymath currently affiliated with the Islamic Studies department at the University of Cambridge in England, is not new to the cinematic arena.His 2016 movie, “Clash,” won plaudits for its riveting retelling of the Egyptian Arab spring that deposed Hosni Mubarak. The movie went on to be the opening film of the Cannes Festival’s “Un Certain Regard” section.Masoud explained that his overarching objective in his new project is to “bring people all over the world together to discuss that day and continue a positive dialogue for a future based on genuine mutual understanding.”For all of Masoud’s demonstrably well-meaning explanation of the rationale behind his choice to produce a cinematic retelling of the Christchurch story, the news of a movie about Christchurch has not been well received in some circles.Actress Rima Te Wiata slammed the move, saying that it is “bad taste” and “inappropriate” to rush to make a film about an incident still fresh in the memory of families and survivors.“It would be the height of bad taste to see people win acting awards for a dramatization of this real-life mass murder,” Te Wiata said. read more

French lawyers doctors nurses protest pension changes

PARIS — French lawyers, doctors, nurses, pilots and others are taking to the streets of Paris to protest planned pension changes by French President Emmanuel Macron’s government.Monday’s demonstration gathers people working in the private sector with professions regulated by the state, who currently benefit from a special pension regime.Pilots and air crew have joined the protest called by their unions. Air France has not warned the public of any flight disruptions.The French government wants to apply the same rules to all new retirees order to replace the 42 different retirement systems linked to certain jobs. It says workers will still be able to retire at 62.Protesters, however, fear the changes will make them pay more taxes or work longer to get their pensions.Associated Press, The Associated Press read more

Marching towards peace FARCEP begins turning in arms – UN Mission in

The UN Mission in Colombia said the Transitional Point of Normalization of Pondores, department of La Guajira, in northern Colombia, according to figures from tripartite Monitoring and Verification Mechanism, composed of the Government, the FARC-EP and coordinated by the UN Mission. Members of the FARC-EP – some of them pregnant or breastfeeding – walked about nine kilometres from four pre-grouping points near to the Pondores transitional point, where the FARC-EP camp will be located and where the separation of forces will take place, a task which the UN Mission will verify. “As a UN Mission, this moment is crucial because it means we will continue to verify the ceasefire and cessation of hostilities through our participation in the Tripartite Mechanism, and we will be able to begin the operational part of the verification of the laying down of arms,” explained the Deputy Head of Observers of the Mission, José Mauricio Villacorta. According to the Mission, the women and men marching today join more than 6,300 FARC-EP members who began mobilizing on Saturday, 28 January, to zones and points using 36 travel routes in 14 departments of the country, according to preliminary figures from the Colombian Government’s High Commissioner for Peace, on one of the country’s largest logistics operations. FARC-EP members were received today at the Pondores site by High Commissioner for Peace Sergio Jaramillo, FARC-EP leader Ivan Márquez, Colombian authorities and Mr. Mauricio Villacorta, in a symbolic act to highlight the parties’ commitment and the imminent start of the laying down of arms, which the UN Mission will verify, to enable the transition to civilian life. “This shows that we are bringing the agreement to reality,” said Mr. Jaramillo, who added: “This is a moment of joy.”Iván Márquez, who headed the FARC-EP negotiating team in Havana, Cuba, where four years of negotiations on the eventual peace accord took place, stated: “Something good is happening in Colombia: it’s peace […] This peace is irrepressible, unstoppable; let us go forward.”“To date, we have focused on the planning and preparation phase so that the Mission can carry out the tasks of registering and storing weapons,” said Mr. Mauricio Villacorta. Once FARC-EP members are in the camps the first step for the laying down of arms is the registration of arms and weapons. Unstable armaments – such as gunpowder, grenades and anti-personnel mines – will be destroyed in site. After 180 days, the UN Mission in Colombia is set to remove all the weapons from the camp.In early October 2016, Colombian voters narrowly rejected the historic peace accord between the Government and the FARC-EP. That deal led to a cessation of hostilities and agreements on key issues such as political participation, land rights, illicit drugs and victims’ rights and transitional justice. The two sides signed a new agreement in late November. read more

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge dish out high fives hugs and handshakes

first_imgAmong the runners were Jonny Benjamin and Neil Laybourn, who ran an emotional 26.2 miles together after a long mental health journey.In 2008, Neil had stepped in to save Jonny’s life as he stood on Waterloo Bridge waiting to jump, telling him: “Things will get better.”After 5 hours 28, the pair crossed the finish line together proclaiming the support “incredible” and “emotional”. Show more Prince Harry was nicknamed the “royal hugger-in-chief” at the start line, after he, his brother and his sister-in-law offered a few last-minute words of encouragement to runners including military veterans, a family who lost their father to suicide, and a woman dressed as a strawberry. Prince Harry greets runners representing the charity ‘Heads Together’Credit:Luke MacGregor – WPA Pool/Getty Images The Duke, Duchess and Prince attended the marathon in aid of Heads Together, their mental health charity which saw thousands of runners don a bright blue charity headbands to raise awareness.Among the runners was the Telegraph’s Bryony Gordon, who raised more than £35,000 and surpassed her own expectations by finishing in five hours 53 minutes.The stars of the show, the Heads Together runners, celebrated the “extraordinary” reception they had received by cheering members of the public, hailing the royals for all they have done this week to raise awareness. Mr Rees said afterwards: “I saw him try to stand up again and his legs just went down again, and I thought ‘this is more important, getting him across the line is more important than shaving a few seconds off my time’.”Britain’s leading mental campaigners said the Heads Together event marked a “pivotal moment” in the treatment of the illness.Paul Farmer, chief executive of Mind, said the runners and Royals had brought “unprecedented attention” to an overlooked cause, saying people with mental health problems “cannot be overlooked any more”. Bryony Gordon crosses the finish line Paul Farmer, from Mind, said: “Yesterday’s London Marathon, and the Heads Together campaign, marked a pivotal moment for mental health.”In fact, the whole of last week brought unprecedented attention to mental health, but there’s still so much more to do.”Mental health has for too long been overlooked, underfunded and in the shadows.“As more people join the ranks of those willing to speak out about mental health, the demand for change will be unstoppable.” The Telegraph’s Bryony Gordon with her medalCredit:Paul Grover  Evan Williams, his brother Ian and friend Graham O’Loughlin broke the world record for the fastest marathon in a three person costume, wrapping themselves in an enormous blue headband to finish in 3 hours 13.Among the everyday heroes cheered on by spectators was Matthew Rees, 29, who sacrificed his own race time to help a fellow runner seen staggering along the final stretch.To raucous cheers, the Swansea-based runner put his the stranger’s arm around his neck and hauled him to the end of the 26.2-mile course. Matthew Rees helped another runner over the lineCredit:ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP  The royal trio, wearing black Heads Together tops, spent about half an hour chatting to supporters and whooping and clapping as runners sped past them as they approached the Cutty Sark.Prince Harry and the Duchess took turns waving a giant Heads Together foam hand with pointing finger as runners did a double take when they recognised them.Many stopped to pose for selfies with the royals or ran over to high five them, yelling “Wills and Harry!” as they worked up the nerve to ask for a handshake.  The Telegraph's Bryony Gordon with her medal Jonny Benjamin (left) and Neil Laybourn (right), who ran together, pictured with Bryony Gordon Credit:John Nguyen The Duke & Duchess Of Cambridge And Prince Harry wave on a runnerCredit:Chris Jackson – WPA Pool/Getty Images Matthew Rees helped another runner over the line Jonny Benjamin (left) and Neil Laybourn (right), who ran together, pictured with Bryony Gordon center_img Prince Harry greets runners representing the charity 'Heads Together' The Duchess of Cambridge cheers onCredit: Tim Rooke/REX/Shutterstock The Duke of Cambridge hugs a runner as he hands out water Credit:Chris Jackson/PA Wire Bryony Gordon, the Telegraph columnist who ran the marathon for Heads Together yesterday, said the candid disclosures of Prince Harry and Duke and Duchess of Cambridge this week have opened the floodgates to “smash the stigma”. The Duke of Cambridge hugs a runner as he hands out water  When meeting royalty, it is usually the custom to drop a polite curtesy, a slight bow or a formal introduction at the very least.When they surprise you at the London Marathon, it appears, protocol is firmly out the window.The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry startled thousands of runners as they appeared at the sidelines of the marathon to cheer them on, dolling out high fives, hugs and handshakes via a comedy foam hand. The Duchess of Cambridge cheers on At the finish line, the royals handed out medals to runners, congratulating them on the achievement of a lifetime. “Well done guys,” the Duke shouted. “Thank you so much,” the Duchess told some of the 700 competitors running on behalf of the Heads Together mental health campaign who came over.Later, the royal trio made a dash to the 22 mile point where they handed out water to exhausted and astonished runners near Shadwell.One runner, dripping with sweat, spotted the Duke and bounded over for a high five.Prince Harry urged many not to break their momentum by stopping for a picture, shouting: “Keep going, come on, come on.” The Duke & Duchess Of Cambridge And Prince Harry wave on a runner A Kensington Palace spokesman said last night: “The Duke and Duchess and Prince Harry are thrilled that so many runners have chosen to wear Team Heads Together headbands.”Regardless of the great causes they are running for, thousands of people have put on a headband to make this the Mental Health Marathon.”Bryony Gordon said of the marathon: “It was absolutely incredible. It’s been the most amazing week.”The finish line is just the beginning. I genuinely think the floodgates have opened this week. It’s really special and things have really changed.”The more we smash the stigma, the more the powers-that-be have to increase funding and give mental health parity with physical health.”For me, the thing now is to get all the party leaders to pledge to ring fence mental health funding and make it a huge commitment in their manifesto.” Bryony Gordon crosses the finish lineCredit:Paul Grover The three young royals turned the heads of even the most serious of charity runners, who knocked minutes off their times by doubling back to meet them along the route.Shouting encouragement, they bestowed enthusiastic high fives to dozens of runners, pretending to shy away from hugging the sweatiest before drawing them into show their support with a selfie.At one point, they were photographed laughing as the Duke was squirted with water by an over-excited runner as they dashed past the bottled water station.He was later seen wiping dripping water from his right eye, after brother Prince Harry seized the opportunity to squeeze a bottle and squirt him in the face. The three royals were tasked with sounding the klaxon to officially start the race, and set the tone for the day after being photographed larking about with their air horns.At their next appearance, in Greenwich, the Duke and Duchess and Prince Harry were mobbed by runners when they joined Heads Together supporters at a cheering point on the marathon route. 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.last_img read more

Families of missing people struggle with mounting debts as new powers to let them

“It wasn’t until his current account went into the red and they started writing letters to his house with a different number to call, that I could actually speak to anybody at all. And then they would not move money from one account to another,” she said.  “There was a stocks and shares Isa which matured not long after she disappeared and all the bank could do was stick it in this expense account, so for the past nine years it had not earned any interest or had any increase in value at all, so it has decreased in value,” he said. He added that the Government had not notified him of the delays. “The benefits are enormous, because everything that everybody else does every day as a matter of course, like moving money around, sorting out insurance policies, sorting out mortgages, can’t be done for a missing loved one. “The impact of any delay just compounds any suffering that people have,” he added. “Despite this suffering which the Government keeps saying it acknowledges, it’s not a priority for it, and it ought to be.”Sarah Rushton, 56, whose brother Gavin disappeared on the Galapagos Islands last year, said his financial affairs began to spiral out of control soon after he went missing. He had two bank accounts and she was unable to move money from one to another to ensure his bill were being paid. She also struggled to persuade the bank to tell her which businesses had direct debits set up with her brother’s bank, so she could cancel the payments. Claudia Lawrence with her father PeterCredit:North Yorkshire Police “We are now working to develop the detailed rules of court, regulations and code of practice so that it can be implemented as soon as possible.” 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. In a letter sent to her MP, Bambos Charalambous, and seen by the Sunday Telegraph, Ministry of Justice adviser Lord Keen of Elie said the legislation had been “delayed by work on key departmental priorities”. “The department still has a wide range of work to complete and has to allocate resources on the basis of priority,” the letter adds. Susannah Drury, director of policy, research and people at the charity Missing People, said: “There’s absolutely nothing in place, and as a result families are forced to watch as the life they hope their loved one will return to falls apart.”In the worst cases people’s homes have even been repossessed while they’ve been missing. This is all happening on top of the immense emotional trauma and the agonising wait that the family has to find out news of what’s happened to their missing loved one.”A Ministry of Justice spokesperson said: “We acted to change the law last year to help distressed families deal with administrative problems following the disappearance of a loved one. “I didn’t realise that there were these problems until a few weeks after Claudia went missing and then it suddenly hits you that you can’t deal with these matters.  Claudia Lawrence with her father Peter Families of missing people are struggling to deal with mounting debts as the Government delays new powers to enable them to manage their loved one’s affairs.  A new law, designed to allow friends and family to manage someone’s financial affairs and utilities if they have disappeared was meant to be enforced earlier this year but has been delayed indefinitely.The provision, called a guardianship order, allows them to circumvent strict security rules which would otherwise leave them blocked from paying rent, bills and managing the bank account of their loved one. This can mean accounts falling into arrears or debt collection agencies becoming involved, which families say adds extra trauma to an already difficult situation. Families say the delay will cause heartache for the thousands of families who have a loved one go missing each year. Peter Lawrence, the father of Claudia Lawrence, a University of York chef who went missing in 2009, said he was still struggling to manage some of her affairs nine years later. He successfully campaigned for the legislation, introduced by Conservative MP Kevin Hollinrake and labelled Claudia’s Law, after finding that he was unable to manage her daughter’s finances.  Show more read more

Torstenson to Krim Ljubljana

← Previous Story Matthias Gerlich to Rhein-Neckar Lowen! Next Story → Haslum HK wins fifth Norwegian championship Danish media reports that the FC Midtjylland player Linnea Torstenson could be moving to Slovenia from next season. This seasons big surprise in the Women Champions League might see lots of players going, and one of them seems to be Torstenson. The Swedish player has not said anything yet about her future, but added that soon everything will be clear.

Column Where are the female voices on the airwaves

first_imgIN 1980, a discussion took place on the Late Late show on the lack of women in the media. Nell McCafferty, a panellist on the programme, listed off the names of male presenters who dominated the airwaves throughout the day and concluded that:“Women do not exist on radio. We are an invisible species.”Thirty-three years later the names listed by Nell have changed but the radio presenters are still predominantly male. The absence of any research on women in the media and the desire to see the extent of the problem led me to conduct a series of surveys which monitored the presenters and guests on a selection of current affairs programmes across the three national stations: RTE, Newstalk and Today FM.The first of these surveys was carried out in September 2010, followed by a second one covering the period from 1-7 March 2012. The most recent one which was carried out from 14-18 October 2013.The aims were  to ascertain accurate figures for female representation on the airwaves and to make comparisons between them. Women’s presence in panels, interviews and reports were monitored for all three surveys. The results are outlined below:Little movement over three decadesThe figures show little movement over the three year period with the average participation of women in RTE growing from 18.5 per cent to 22.3 per cent in three years. The average for Newstalk went from 16 per cent in 2010 to 25 per cent in 2012 with no change in the most recent figures. The only programme monitored on Today FM was The Last Word and this came in at under 20 per cent in all three surveys.The most recent figures for RTE show a ratio of between 1:4 and 1:5 female-to-male voices in current affairs, with a 1:7 ratio for the Late Debate presented by Audrey Carville. The average ratio in Newstalk is 1:5 with Pat Kenny’s programme scoring highest for female participation with a 1:3 ratio. The Last Word went from a ratio of 1:7 (2010) 1:6 (2012) and 1:5 (2013).As I reviewed the figures another pattern emerged. Friday is the day when men are most dominant on the airwaves. In 2010 Morning Ireland interviewed their highest number for the week on Friday 17 September with a ratio 14 men: one woman. That same day Drivetime interviewed 17 men and one woman. The Right Hook had five men and no woman.On Friday 2 March 2012 Morning Ireland had 11 men and one woman while on that same day Pat Kenny had his highest number of male guests with nine men and two women.On Thursday 1 March there was no female guest on the News at One, presented by Seán O Rourke, while on Friday he interviewed 11 men and one woman. Drivetime had a 12:1 ratio on that day and there was no woman at all on The Right Hook.Morning Ireland interviewed the highest number of males for the week on Friday 18 October 2013 with a ratio of 16:6. Tuesday 15 October was Budget day and Drivetime interviewed a total of 24 men as against only seven women.Expert opinion = male opinion?While there was good gender balance in the studio for budget analysis this was lost when debate went outside the studio and expert opinion was sought. Drivetime’s figure for Friday 18 October was 16:6. Pat Kenny, on his Newstalk programme had 10 men and 1 one woman while on that same day Matt Cooper had a ratio of 13:1.This pattern of male voices being most dominant on a Friday also applies to presenters. As Rachel English and Áine Lawlor are now co-presenting they are not on air every day. For the most recent monitoring, Rachel English was co-presenter for just one day on Monday 4 October with an all male team presenting for the rest of the week.Áine Lawlor was the presenter of News at One on Monday and Tuesday but was replaced by Richard Crowley for the rest of the week. Mary Wilson was at the helm for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday but was replaced by Philip Boucher Hayes on Thursday and Friday. Consequently there were no females presenting current affairs on the last day of the survey, Friday 18 October.The other channels fared little better for females presenting. RTE 2 had no female presenter until Friday 18 October when Jenny Green presented an evening programme. The only female presenter on Today FM was Louise Duffy who had a 5am slot with no female presenting on Newstalk on their weekday schedule.Italy’s national broadcaster tackles gender inequalityIn light of the lack of progress for the last 33 years the problem needs to be urgently addressed. A recent Guardian article highlighted Anna Maria Tarantula’s proposals as head of the National Broadcaster in Italy (RAI) on this issue.She has confronted the problem at her station and explained her reasons for boycotting the recent Miss Italia contest in favour of reflecting the many other roles women have in Italian society. In the article Tarantola outlines her “equality focused approach”. The RAI adopted a “set of guidelines on gender last month” with the aim of “boosting the number of female experts who are brought on to shows.”Our national broadcaster needs to develop a similar policy and training for presenters, producers and research staff must be put in place to ensure that women are heard and represented on the airwaves. Irish Radio is not reflecting the needs of 51 per cent of Irish society and therefore is failing society as a whole. We cannot wait for another 33 years hoping that the culture might change.There is a moral imperative for changeThe results of   the 2010 and 2012 surveys became part of a National Women’s Council (NWCI) submission to the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) on fairness and accountability in news and current affairs.This, in turn, led to a meeting between the BAI and the NWCI which was encouraging in that the BAI gave a commitment to meet with senior broadcasting personnel, with a view to encouraging movement on greater equality for women on the airwaves.Aidan White, General Secretary of the International Federation of Journalists (1987-2011) said:“Fair gender portrayal is a professional and ethical aspiration, similar to respect for accuracy fairness and honesty.”There is a moral imperative for management to address the issue of gender balance in current affairs so that “fair” gender representation becomes a reality.Lucy Keaveney is a retired teacher with a passion for current affairs. After retirement, she became  a founder member of the Countess Markievicz School which was established in 2011 in honour of Ireland’s first female cabinet minister.last_img read more

Man in his 70s dies following farm incident involving septic tank

first_img Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Man in his 70s dies following farm incident involving septic tank The incident happened at around 10am this morning. Apr 16th 2019, 6:49 PM Tuesday 16 Apr 2019, 6:49 PM Share88 Tweet Email Short URL By Conor McCrave 3 Comments 30,741 Views A MAN HAS died following an incident on a farm in Waterford this morning.Gardaí were called to the scene of an incident in Ferrybank, Co Waterford at around 10am.. A man in his 70s suffered fatal injuries while emptying a septic tank on a farm. He was pronounced dead at the scene and his body was taken to University Hospital Waterford where a full post-mortem will be carried out. Representatives from the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) attended the scene and will conduct an investigation. last_img read more

Amazon plus de gains pour les auteurs et éditeurs

first_imgAmazon : plus de gains pour les auteurs et éditeurs ?États-Unis – Amazon annonce vouloir “révolutionner” le système de rétribution sur le marché du livre électronique. L’entreprise américaine souhaite garantir davantage de gains aux auteurs et éditeurs.Après avoir annoncé la sortie prochaine du nouveau Kindle, plus grand et plus performant que son prédécesseur, Amazon a déclaré vouloir changer le mode de financement des auteurs et éditeurs sur le marché du livre électronique. A partir du 30 juin, ces derniers toucheront 70% du prix de vente lors de la publication de leurs ouvrages, hors frais d’émission informatique. Pour arriver à ce résultat, qui ne reste qu’une option pour les acteurs du marché du livre, Amazon souhaite que le prix de ces oeuvres soit compris entre 2,99 et 9,99 dollars et qu’il soit au moins 20% moins cher que le livre physique. Les frais de livraison sont calculés sur la base de 0,15 dollar par Mo. Amazon veut ainsi garantir des prix plus abordables sur le Net, au détriment des libraires, imprimeurs et autres intermédiaires.Le 21 janvier 2010 à 12:02 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Story on WWE star Elias visiting UPMC Children’s Hospital in Pittsburgh on Friday

first_img Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia announce a new type of convention ‘Slofies’ Now a Thing as Apple Launches iPhone 11 With a $3.2B Stake in AT&T, Activist Investor Calls for Spinoffs and Major Changes Prince Harry’s Big Heart And The Invictus Games WhatsApp Jerome Wilen RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipJulio Jones Becomes NFL’s Highest Paid Wide ReceiverVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 1:16/Current Time 0:13Loaded: 91.92%0:13Remaining Time -1:03 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Now Playing Up Next KDKA 2 in Pittsburgh is featuring a story on their website about WWE star Elias and native of Plum, a suburb northeast of Pittsburgh, visiting the UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh this past Friday over the weekend.The report also included a Twitter post from the Children’s Hospital with pictures of Elias’  visit with patients and families, along with a short video the hospital posted to their Facebook with Elias giving children autographed replica WWE Universal Championship belts, talking with them and playing his guitar. You can check out both the Twitter and Facebook posts below:Thanks to @WWE Superstar, @IAmEliasWWE, for stopping by today to visit some of our patients and families! What a great morning! @WWECommunity— UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh (@ChildrensPgh) November 23, 2018 Google+ Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Twitter Now Playing Up Next Pinterest Julio Jones Becomes NFL’s Highest Paid Wide Receiver Facebook Now Playing Up Next WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton)last_img read more