Live Updates: No funds to state associations without compliance, Supreme Court tells BCCI

first_imgThe Supreme Court has barred the BCCI from releasing any more funds to its state associations without compliance. Meanwhile BCCI chief Anurag Thakur has been asked  file an affidavit on his conversation with ICC boss Shashank Manohar.Four key points of the Supreme Court’s interim order:- Out of 25 associations, the 13 associations who got the money cannot use it unless they comply with Lodha reforms- The remaining 12 associations who didn’t get money have to file their unequivocal support to Lodha reforms or can’t get any money- BCCI president Anurag Thakur to file an affidavit in personal capacity on his conversation with ICC. The question he has to answer is whether he asked ICC to say that Lodha reforms amount to government interference- BCCI to file counter affidavit explaning their problems in detail on implementation of Lodha Reforms  15.56 IST: Rs 18.79 crore will be given to 13 state associations only if they abide by the Lodha recommendations. – Shetty in a fix as he has been asked to file an affidavit replying how he was authorised to file an affidavit on behalf of  BCCI- Anurag Thakur has to file a personal affidavit as to the conversation between him and ICC about the government interference.- Decision on ad-hoc body will be argued on Oct 17 15.53 IST: In case a state association needs funds, they will have to pass a resolution. Ratnakar Shetty placed on record whether he was authorised to file an affidavit on behalf of BCCI.Shetty has to swear how he got all the information about the meeting between BCCI chief Anurag Thakur and ICC president Shashank Manohar.advertisementThakur will have to file an affidavit on what happened between him and ICC chief. 15: 45 IST: Chief Justice of India passing interim order: No money to state association until a resolution is passed by state associations that they will comply with Lodha recommendations. 15:42 IST:  Chief Justice of India passing interim order:- Where money already given, State cannot appropriate money until above affidavit is filed before SC and Committee- Mr Shetty will place on record authorisation which showed he can swear to this affidavit14.00 IST: According to sources, the Lodha committee will object to further arguments in the matter. 13.45 IST: The Supreme Court is likely to pass only an interim order today and it could be related to fund allocation for state associations . Further arguments could resume on October 17. 13.35 IST: Will the apex court sack the entire top brass of the BCCI? In its hearing on Thursday, the Supreme Court was furious with state associations that had voted against the Lodha reforms. The Chief Justice of India told BCCI not to give any money to such associations and directed that all money paid to those states should be refunded to the Indian cricket board. 13.32 IST: Word JUST IN – The Supreme Court order will be pronounced after 2 PM. BCCI has refused to give any undertaking to accept the Lodha reforms.   A defiant BCCI agreed to implement only part of a raft of changes recommended by a court-appointed panel, which was set up last year to usher in reforms at the world’s richest cricket board.The Supreme Court will today pass an order if the BCCI refuses to give any undertaking to accept the RM Lodha panel reforms. The Supreme Court is expected to pass the order at around 1PM today.Meanwhile, former Indian Premier League chairman Lalit Modi has lashed out at BCCI president Anurag Thakur and called him the “original fixer”.You might want to answer that one @ianuragthakur While at it also let all know how you played your only #RanjiTrophy game to become selector pic.twitter.com/cG4Ey0m2iL Lalit Kumar Modi (@LalitKModi) October 7, 2016SUPREME COURT RAPS BCCIBCCI faced the Supreme Court’s wrath for its “defiant attitude” in implementing the directions of the Justice RM Lodha committee to reform cricket in the country and “hurriedly” disbursing around Rs 400 crore to state bodies.The apex court decided to pass an order on the issue of implementation of directions of the committee headed by former CJI Lodha on Friday after the counsel for Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) declined to give an “unconditional undertaking by Friday” that it will seek instructions to stop funds to the state bodies and abide by the panel’s recommendations. (Let’s collectively decide whether to stop IPL: Anurag Thakur) “You must not create a defiant attitude. This is not going to lead you anywhere,” a bench headed by Chief Justice TS Thakur said, emphasising that transparency, fairness and objectivity were most important aspects in all decisions including disbursal of funds by BCCI.advertisementThe bench was pained at BCCI’s stance that the verdicts and directions of the apex court and the Lodha panel were contrary to statutory provisions, saying its reluctance to accept them was part of a “strategy” or “design”, after senior advocate Gopal Subramaniam, assisting as an amicus curaie, drew attention to the BCCI’s affidavit.He also referred to constitutional provisions dealing with Supreme Court judges and criticised the board for roping in Justice (Retd) Markandey Katju who made “inappropriate remarks” against the judgement of the apex court and the deliberations of the Justice Lodha committee, to undermine the dignity of the apex court.”Once you become judge of the Supreme Court, you become part of the institution to which there is dignity attached,” he said, asking “can a former judge, once a colleague, can speak about the judgements”, talk to media or hold press conferences.Though the BCCI received the comments of Justice Katju in writing, it later distanced itself from him but used his views as an averment in the affidavit, Subramaniam said, adding that the apex cricket body was liable for both civil and criminal contempt for disobeying the binding judgement.”Can a body find out ways and means to subvert the judgement. The answer is ‘No’. It is a civil as well as criminal contempt. A binding judgement of this court cannot be disobeyed and subverted in such a manner till the time it is either modified or reviewed,” he said while stressing that all decisions of BCCI, post apex court judgement, be declared “non est (null and void).”The senior advocate said the apex court should pass an order that BCCI office bearers should be “superseded” by court-appointed administrators of “impeccable integrity”.last_img read more

First phase U-17 World Cup tickets sold out in Kolkata

first_imgll tickets for the 10 matches of the FIFA U-17 World Cup to be held in India from October 6-28 here have been sold out in less than 12 hours after the first phase of tickets were launched.With football supporters of the city lapping up tickets for the 10 games which will be held at the Salt Lake Stadium, including the final, all tickets for these matches were marked “sold out” in red on the FIFA website.Tickets for the matches in Kolkata were priced at Rs 480, Rs 960 and Rs 1,920.The local organising committee’s (LoC) tournament director Javier Ceppi had said that the first phase tickets will be limited and if all were sold out they would put up more on sale.Spanish World Cup winner and former FC Barcelona skipper Carles Puyol kick started the ticket sales on Tuesday as it went live on FIFA website at 19:11 hours, in a tribute to Mohun Bagan icons who in the same year had become the first Indian club to defeat an English side (East Yorkshire Regiment) in the IFA Shield final.The 85,000-capacity Salt Lake stadium will also host one Round-of-16 game, one quarterfinal, the third place playoff and the final besides six Group F matches.last_img read more

Sachin Tendulkar said he was “not going to act” when first approached for biopic

first_imgSachin Tendulkar’s bipoic is set to release next week and the Master Blaster has revealed he had denied to “act” in the film when he was first approached for ‘Sachin: A Billion Dreams’.Tendulkar, who is known for having a protective approach of his privacy, is excited with his biopic which will relive the some of the most crucial moments from his life on and off the field. The making off the film started in 2012 and will hit the theatres on May 26.”When Ravi (Bhagchandka, producer) met me in 2012, his idea was that the life of other sports personalities have been covered so there should be a film on my life. My first reply was: ‘But I am not going to act’. It took me a while to say yes,” Tendulkar told PTI in an interview.”I continue to be slightly uncomfortable (to talk about myself). That’s why I have got other guys to talk about me. I always wanted to play cricket for India. Rest of the things happened around it. And when I got there, it was about winning the World Cup for India.”This film is about that. It is about chasing my dreams. My dream was not only my dream, it was a dream shared by a billion plus people.”The audience will also get to see the romance between him and his wife Anjali.”The audience will get to see my romance with Anjali (Tendulkar). How I met my wife and how we took it forward is part of film.advertisement”The biopic will show things that no one else had access to before. I had to speak with the whole family before coming out with this film. The most important objective is that the fans should have something to take back,” Tendulkar had last week told India Today in an exclusive chat.The 44-year-old will dedicate the film to to his father and brother.Tendulkar’s father used to tell him in his childhood that no matter if he has chosen cricket in his life, what would matter in the end is how virtuous he was as a person.Whereas Tendulkar’s brother Ajit played an integral part in his life as he was the person who introduced him to cricket, who introduced the former Indian batsman to his coach Ramkant Achrekar and encouraged him always during his cricketing journey.Tendulkar on Friday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi to brief him about his film. The 44-year-old legendary cricketer, who is also a Member of Parliament from Rajya Sabha, tweeted a picture of him with Modi, saying that he received the Prime Minister’s blessings ahead of the release of his much-anticipated film.(With PTI inputs)last_img read more

Rishabh Pant hopes to convert 90s into 100s after missing second successive century

first_imgRishabh Pant missed out on a second successive century on Sunday, when he was out for 92 yet again early on Day 3 of the second and final Test against West Indies in Hyderabad.Pant, who resumed day three of the Test on 85, looked composed and set to score his second Test hundred but a superb catch from Shimron Hetmyer cut his innings short just eight runs away from another impressive century.And, he repeated the same mistake like the one in Rajkot. Despite all the taming down of aggression and sensible cricket towards the fag end of day two, Pant fell yet again while trying to manufacture a shot.Sky is the limit for Rishabh Pant and Prithvi Shaw, says Sunil GavaskarShannon Gabriel bowled a short ball outside off and Pant tried to punch it aerially on the off side. He failed to keep it down and the placement wasn’t as good as he would have expected. The ball was a bit too close to Hetmyer but he still had a lot of work to do. However, he moved to his right swiftly and took an excellent diving catch to send Pant packing.Also read – Hyderabad Test: Prithvi Shaw is born to play cricket, says Ravi ShastriPant, who got out on the same score in the previous Test as well, now wants to learn from his mistakes. Speaking about missing out on another century after the match, Pant said: “I think about that only a little (on missing out of his ton), I need to convert these into hundreds in the future.”advertisementThe 21-year-old also praised his teammates for helping him settle in the team.Also read – Stat: India 2nd team after Australia to win 10 successive Test series at home”It has been a good experience for me playing Test cricket. The team is very helpful, everyone is helping me to grow in terms of batting and keeping. My goal is to keep playing for a long time for the country,” Pant said.His senior pro Ajinkya Rahane, with whom Pant stitched a 152-run stand for the fifth wicket in the first innings, also praised the Delhi dasher for listening to him and toning down on his aggression.Rishabh Pant capable of doing what Adam Gilchrist did for Australia”It was good fun (on the partnership with Pant), I was trying to control him yesterday, but it was hard. We knew one good partnership would put them (West Indies) down. It was good that he played within himself,” Rahane said with a big smile on his face.Pant scored 184 runs from two innings and his all-round show with the bat and gloves also earned him huge praise from India coach Ravi Shastri and former India captain Sunil Gavskar. Both opined that on current form, Pant should be selected ahead of Wriddhiman Saha in the pecking order for the playing XI, come the first Test in Australia on December 6.”Looking at the way Rishabh Pant has settled in the team, I wouldn’t disturb the combination at all. He can be someone like Adam Gilchrist or Quinton de Kock to come down the order and if four wickets have fallen early, to take the game away from the opposition. So, that has to be encouraged. He can be destructive. If there is an Ajinkya Rahane or Virat Kohli at the other end, that’ll be an absolutely deadly combination.”His wicket-keeping is improving every day, the more he keeps wickets to Ashwin and Jadeja the better. He hasn’t kept wickets to them before. He will get better with time and the more he keeps wickets to them, he will get used to their spin, varieties and he’ll be that much better with every game he keeps to them. Unfortunate for Wriddhiman Saha but with current form and performance, Pant slots into the XI straight away,” Gavaskar told India Today.”He’s such a good batsman and is good with the gloves as well. We have to go on according to the present form for team selection in Australia,” Shastri said after India’s thumping 10-wicket win over West Indies at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium on Sunday.Pant’s recent run with the bat will give him great confidence going into the limited-overs series versus West Indies, starting on November 21. Pant has been selected as a batsman for the first two ODIs and if ‘current form’ is indeed the way to go, he could well make his debut on October 21 in Guwahati.last_img read more

Unfortunate: Saina Nehwal empathises with injured Carolina Marin at Indonesia Masters

first_imgSaina Nehwal called Carolina Marin’s injury midway during their women’s singles final of Indonesia Masters at the Istora on Sunday “unfortunate”. Saina was crowned the champion of the 2019 edition of the Super 500 tournament after Marin withdrew with a knee injury during the first game of their much-anticipated final.Saina, world No.9, conceded Marin had started the match “very well” as the India shuttler was trailing 2-8 within minutes into the first game. Saina was seemingly stunned by the pace and power of Marin.However, Marin retired with an injury after landing awkwardly while attempting a smash. The reigning world and Olympic champion limped off the court and was in tears, being unable to bear the pain. The Spaniard decided to carry on with the match but she was not able to do so and decided to withdraw when leading Saina 10-4.”Not good at all. She is very tough competitor for all the players. She started off very well. It was, I think, unfortunate [to see her retiring hurt with the injury],” Saina said during an on-court interview at the Istora.Saina, who had come back from behind to beat He Bingjiao in three games, had reached the final of the Indonesia Masters in 2019 but failed in the final hurdle against Tai Tzu Ying.Saina has started the new season on a high, managing to reach the semi-final of the season-opening Malaysia Masters last week wherein she was beaten by Carolina Marin in straight games. She landed her first BWF title in two years at one of her “favourite” stops on the tour.advertisement”I think Indonesia is one of my luckiest places [loud cheers from the crowd]. I would like to thank all my fans. It’s my eighth final here. Would like to come next year again and see how it goes,” Saina added.Thanking her support staff for helping her recover from a latest shin injury, Saina said: “I just came out of my shin injury. I was out for four-five weeks. I just wanted to play these two tournaments [Malaysia Masters and Indonesia Masters] to see how good I am.””I am really happy that I was able to play the semi-final in Malaysia and the final here. Hopefully, I will be in better shape and condition. Looking forward to the next tournaments.”Saina Nehwal has had her fair shares of injuries in the past. A knee injury during the Rio Olympics and subsequent surgery had affected her game for quite some time.Saina believes there is no running away from injuries and only can only hope to recover faster than usual from such setbacks. The London Olympic bronze medallist hit peak form in 2017 as she managed to win a bronze at the Glasgow world championships and followed it up with a Commonwealth Games gold medal last year.”Over the last two to three years, I am getting injured a lot. I am trying to get better. There is no secret to injuries, you to face them and come back stronger. I would like to thank my physio, who is working very hard with me. Of course, my coaches have been supporting a lot.”Also Read | Chen Long, Son Wan Ho honour Lee Chong Wei with podium picture at Malaysia MastersAlso See:last_img read more

SOUTH SIOUX MURDER SUSPECT TO UNDERGO PSYCH EVALUATION

first_imgTHE SUSPECT CHARGED IN THE FATAL SHOOTING OF HIS WIFE OUTSIDE OF SOUTH SIOUX CITY’S LAW ENFORCEMENT CENTER IN SEPTEMBER WILL UNDERGO A PSYCHIATRIC EVALUATION.A DAKOTA COUNTY JUDGE POSTPONED A PRE-TRIAL HEARING FRIDAY FOR 41 YEAR OLD BEISHENG CHEN.CHEN HAS PLEADED NOT GUILTY TO FIRST DEGREE MURDER, USE OF A DEADLY WEAPON TO COMMIT A FELONY AND FIRST DEGREE DOMESTIC ASSAULT IN THE SHOOTING DEATH 33 YEAR OLD MEI HUANG.CHEN ALLEGEDLY SHOT HIS WIFE THE MORNING OF SEPTEMBER 6TH AS SHE WAS WALKING UP TO THE POLICE DEPARTMENT ENTRANCE.THE PRE-TRIAL HEARING WAS RESCHEDULED FOR FEBRUARY 16TH IN DAKOTA COUNTY DISTRICT COURT.NO TRIAL DATE HAS BEEN SET IN THE CASE AND CHEN REMAINS HELD IN THE DAKOTA COUNTY JAIL.last_img read more

Videos: Louisville Owned SportsCenter’s Top 10 Plays After Dominating Syracuse

first_imgDonovan Mitchell throws down dunk against Syracuse..Twitter/@theACCDNMidway through the second half of Wednesday night’s 72-58 home win over Syracuse, the Louisville Cardinals were doing whatever they wanted on offense. The dominant display was heavily featured on SportsCenter this morning, where the Cardinals had three of the Top 10 plays of the day.First up, at No. 7, this beautiful behind-the-back assist by Chinanu Onuaku.Nanu droppin’ dimes. pic.twitter.com/7MFnoY0qRb— LouisvilleSportsLive (@LvilleSprtsLive) February 18, 2016Next, at No. 4, another Onuaku assist—this time to Jaylen Johnson for a powerful alley-oop.It’s like Louisville found a “if you make the other team cry they have to let you play in the tournament” loophole pic.twitter.com/m4kMWmXva4— Mike Rutherford (@CardChronicle) February 18, 2016And finally, Louisville took home the top play, with this ferocious alley-oop from Damion Lee to Donovan Mitchell.If you look close enough, you can see a smile on Donovan Mitchell’s face as he slams this one home for @GoCards!https://t.co/xlTSYEXZ08— ACC Digital Network (@theACCDN) February 18, 2016That one was just mean. Mitchell liked it so much, he made it the header photo for his Twitter profile. donovan mitchell twitterIt’s been a rough few weeks for the Cardinals. Last night’s big win had to be pretty cathartic.last_img read more

DP World London Expanding Their Gateway Logistics Park

first_imgMay 22, 2014 With nine million square foot of warehousing and office accommodation, the London Gateway Logistics Park will be the largest of its kind in Europe.The Common User Facility will offer 24/7 operation, and the benefit of shared labour and materials handling equipment. The facility will include cross-docking, storage, distribution and multi-user ‘pay-as-you-go’ services.The Common User Facility will have direct connection to Britain’s new port, a major competitive advantage will be the ability to increase reliability as London Gateway port can operate in bad weather such as high wind conditions.During periods of bad weather in early 2014, DP World London Gateway was the only deep-sea container port that remained open. zoom Buckingham Group has won a contract to build the Common User Facility (CUF) as part of DP World London Gateway Logistics Park.The 375,000 square foot Common User FacilityFollowing a period of ground preparation and development of key infrastructure by DP World, Buckingham Group is now mobilising to start construction, with the new logistics centre planned for completion in Q1 2015.The 375,000 square foot multi-purpose specialist cargo handling centre will be built in two phases and will be fully integrated with the new deep sea container port DP World London Gateway.DP World Chairman Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem said: “This is a highly significant milestone for both DP World London Gateway and London Gateway Logistics Park because it opens the doors for UK importers and exporters both large and small to shorten their supply chains and take advantage of the UK’s most modern port to bring their goods close to the major market of London and the South East. It also offers customers a catalyst for collaboration and improved asset utilisation, with occupiers sharing warehousing and transportation, saving costs whilst improving their own customer service with shorter replenishment cycles.”last_img read more

Truckers Block Roads to Brazilian Ports

first_imgzoom Oslo-headquartered marine insurer Skuld has warned its members of protests by truck drivers in ten of Brazil’s 26 states that have been affecting the delivery of cargo to a number of Brazilian ports for the last 12 days, and might impact cargo availability, berthing schedules and loading operations in some places. Skuld says that the strike started out as an isolated protest but now affects ports in central and southern states including Rio Grande do Sul, Parana, Santa Catarina, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Goias, Minas Gerais and Sao Paulo. The roads leading to Brazil’s busiest ports, Santos and Paranagua, are among those blocked.Despite intervention by the authorities and police, clearing a number of highways over the last weekend, the truck drivers resumed the strike on Monday, March 2. The southern ports are the most affected with 23 roads still remaining blocked.Truck drivers are protesting against rising fuel prices, tolls and taxes as well as a new regulation proposed which aims to limit their working hours per day.Image: Skuldlast_img read more

As another Darfur ceasefire deal is signed UN envoy voices hope

Ibrahim Gambari, the Joint Special Representative of the African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), said it was critical now for Khartoum and the Liberation and Justice Movement (LJM), which signed the framework agreement today, to implement its contents.That agreement includes taking steps towards a ceasefire between the two sides in Darfur, a region roughly the size of Spain where an estimated 300,000 have been killed and 2.7 million others displaced since 2003.“This will impact on the security for the people on the ground,” said Mr. Gambari, speaking from Doha, Qatar, where the framework agreement was signed.He added that today’s deal should directly benefit UNAMID, because it means a comprehensive peace agreement “is coming closer to fruition with the unfolding developments in Doha,” and therefore the peacekeeping mission will “have the peace to keep and peace partners to work with.”Last month the Sudanese Government and one of Darfur’s biggest rebel groups, the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM), signed a similar pact aimed at ending their hostilities – a move that was immediately welcomed by Mr. Gambari as well as by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the Security Council.Today’s deal with the LJM “represents yet another important milestone in the road towards the destination of an all-inclusive and comprehensive peace agreement that should usher in durable peace and stability in Darfur,” Mr. Gambari underlined.The head of UNAMID added that civil society in Darfur must be closely involved with the peace process as it continues, and he urged the LJM and Khartoum “to uphold their commitment to dialogue and to be ready to make useful concessions, no matter how painful they may be, in the interests of peace, progress and development of their people.”In addition, Mr. Gambari welcomed news of the release of Gauthier Lefevre, an aid worker for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), who was taken hostage in October last year in West Darfur state. 18 March 2010The top United Nations official in the war-wracked Darfur region of western Sudan today welcomed an agreement between the national Government and a rebel group, calling it “another important milestone” on the path towards a comprehensive peace pact to end the deadly conflict that has engulfed the region for seven years. read more

UN rights team to inquire into human rights violations in Togo

Ms. Arbour has appointed human rights expert Doudou Diene to head the mission, which is expected to arrive in Togo on 13 June and stay there for two weeks, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) said today. His team will comprise human rights officers and a forensic expert to assess the issues arising from the conduct of the elections, verify reports of alleged violations and compile information on the perpetrators. The team will hold discussions with Government officials and representatives of civil society, as well as with those who allege that their rights have been violated and with their witnesses, including refugees in neighbouring Ghana and Benin, OHCHR said. Shortly after returning to Geneva, the team will report its findings and recommendations to the High Commissioner.Meanwhile, UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) reports that the number of refugees fleeing to Benin from Togo continues to rise, with the latest wave describing abductions, disappearances and security force crackdowns in the areas where voters are suspected of having favoured the opposition in the elections. Benin is hosting 21,641 refugees, bringing the total in Benin and Ghana to 36,809, compared to 35,743 last Friday, UNHCR said. The number in Ghana has remained at 15,168 for the last two weeks, it adds.Most refugees are living with friends and families and UNHCR said it has been trucking plastic sheeting and other-non-food items for a further 2,500 people and delivered another 2,000 mosquito nets. Some 8,000 refugees are in the Come and Agame/Lokossa camps, the agency says. read more

Osisko Gold to expand diversify through 1125 billion asset deal with Orion

by The Canadian Press Posted Jun 5, 2017 5:21 am MDT Last Updated Jun 5, 2017 at 6:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email MONTREAL – Osisko Gold Royalties Ltd (TSX:OR) will pay $1.125 billion in cash and stock to acquire a portfolio of royalty and production streams from Orion Mine Finance Group, the companies announced Monday.The purchase price consists of $675 million cash and $450 million in Osisko Gold Royalties common shares.Among assets that Osisko Gold Royalties will acquire is the Renard diamond stream, which entitles Osisko to 9.6 per cent of production from a new Quebec mine at a fixed price of US$50 per carat.To pay for some of the cash portion of the deal, Osisko will sell shares worth a total of $275 million in a private placement to two Quebec provincial funds, the Caisse de depot and the Fonds de solidarite.The rest of the cash will come from Osisko’s existing bank credit and its cash on hand.Osisko says it will end up with a total of 131 royalties and revenue streams, including its original royalty on the Malartic gold mine in Quebec, once the deal is complete.Besides the cash, Orion will receive about 30.9 million Osisko common shares valued at $14.56 each, a premium to Friday’s closing price of $14.40.The Caisse will also pay $14.56 per Osisko share to a total of $200 million. The Solidarity fund will buy $75 million worth of stock at the same price. Osisko Gold to expand, diversify through $1.125 billion asset deal with Orion read more

High school mentorship program draws more students than ever

Phil Boseglav, left, and Morgan Zabzinski check out the H8 hypnosquare Zabzinski made as part of the student mentorship program.Twenty-five of Niagara’s brightest high school students got a taste of Brock this year through the annual Brock Mentorship Program.Gifted students from eight Niagara high schools spent a semester working with Brock researchers in Mathematics and Science, Applied Health Sciences and Social Sciences. It was the 17th year of the program and the largest group of participants to date.Morgan Zabzinski, 17, from Stamford Collegiate in Niagara Falls was one of the participants. He worked with Phil Boseglav, a lab demonstrator who teaches electronics and physics, during a semester that culminated with him making an H8 hypnosquare.Zabzinski joined the program because he wanted the university experience and the chance to work with an expert.“I aspire to go into physics, and I liked the hands-on learning aspect of it,” he said. “I also experienced the university learning environment while I was still in high school.”It was Bogeslav’s first year as a mentor, but he’d like to do it again. Zabzinski proved to be an able student, and every day they worked together, they’d reach a new benchmark, he said.“It was nice to see someone pick something up as quickly as Morgan did and expand their horizons.”The program was founded by Joe Engemann, assistant professor in the Faculty of Education. This year, he co-ordinated the program with Heather Bellisario, academic advisor and liaison officer in the Faculty of Mathematics and Science.Staff and faculty from 10 departments participated. They were, in addition to Bogeslav:Martin LemaireBozidar MitrovicKaren ArnellLiette VasseurDeena ErampalliKim GammagePaul ZeliskoTom McDonaldFrank FeutenDeb O’LearyHeather GordonDawn GoodSid SegalowitzPing LiangCheryl McCormickBareket FalkJoffre MercierDoug BruceTravis DuddingThis year’s program ended with a symposium on Feb. 23. Students presented their findings on subjects ranging from blood pressure in adolescents to the production of synthetic embryos through cloning in geraniums.Since its first year, more than 250 students from 20 high schools have participated, being mentored by more than 70 Brock faculty and staff. read more

SARA to commence process to recover 10 stolen state assets

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedPPP to SARA: Irresponsible to say Billions lost without providing evidenceApril 21, 2018In “latest news”Proposed SARA Bill ‘inconsistent with many of the fundamental rights of citizens’ – Private SectorSeptember 8, 2016In “latest news”SARA cannot investigate corruption without formal complaint, says DirectorApril 20, 2018In “latest news” The State Assets Recovery Agency (SARA) has revealed that it will commence proceedings to have state assets recovered in 10 identified cases later this year.SARA’s Director, Dr Clive Thomas reported that some 50 to 60 cases have thus far been reviewed and “Beginning at the start of the third quarter, we are hoping to focus on about 10”.Court action is expected to begin by the fourth quarter of this year however investigations for the 10 cases will begin at the earliest since those cases will be in foreign jurisdiction.The State Assets Recovery Act of 2017 makes provision for SARA to pursue international cases valued more than $10M Dr. Thomas noted.The cases that are being reviewed by SARA are based on complaints and referrals. read more

QMASTOR mineral supply chain software acquired by Triple Point Technology

first_imgTriple Point Technology, a leading global provider of software to manage commodities and enterprise risk, has acquired QMASTOR, a premier provider of mining software solutions to manage the tonnage, quality, and value of coal and mineral supply chains from ‘pit’ to the point of export, import, or consumption. QMASTOR’s mining supply chain solutions are used to manage over 1,000 Mt/y of coal and mineral movements. The company, headquartered in Newcastle, Australia, supports its global client base through regional offices located in Africa, South America, and North America. QMASTOR’s clients are some of the most prominent natural resource companies in the world and include BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto, Vale, Anglo American, Xstrata, and Peabody Energy.Triple Point says “coal is a large, important, and fast growing element of the energy supply mix. Driven largely by rapid population and income growth in developing nations such as China and India, worldwide coal consumption rose by 7.6% in 2010. In the last decade alone, China’s coal usage more than doubled, and last year, it became a net importer of coal despite its huge reserves. India also has large and growing energy requirements and relies on coal for 55% of its needs. The rapid growth in global coal consumption is expected to continue for the foreseeable future.”“Our product strategy is to provide the deepest functionality, from upstream to downstream, in each commodity class. Given the importance of coal to future global economic growth, the addition of QMASTOR to the Triple Point portfolio is extremely compelling,” said Peter F. Armstrong, President and CEO, Triple Point Technology. “QMASTOR solutions are a perfect addition to the Triple Point portfolio in that they supply all the functionality to optimize an end-to-end coal and mineral supply chain, while at the same time being completely complementary to the rest of the Triple Point product set.”The companies’ complementary customer bases, target markets, and product sets create substantial opportunities for continued and accelerated growth.QMASTOR managing director, Trent Bagnall, has been named Triple Point’s Managing Director of Coal and Mineral Supply Chain Solutions. “This is exactly the right time in the life cycle of QMASTOR to become a part of Triple Point,” said Bagnall. “Integrating with a larger, successful organization gives us the resources and reach to accomplish our ultimate goals. This is an important time in the mining software market, and our joining-of-forces will underpin and accelerate our growth.”QMASTOR’s advanced solutions manage and optimise all aspects of mining supply chains including mine planning and scheduling, material tracking, logistical movements, 3D stockpile modelling, grade control, blend management for coal, and other minerals such as nickel and iron ore. QMASTOR also offers solutions for managing port operations and metallurgical accounting. The metallurgical accounting solution supports multiple metals including gold, silver, titanium and platinum.Triple Point Technology® is a leading global provider of software to manage commodities and enterprise risk. The company provides innovative solutions to competitively address the complex commodities value chain: mining, buying, selling, trading, and procurement; enterprise risk management; scheduling and logistics; storage; processing; and settlement and accounting. Triple Point’s Commodity Management platform enables over 300 customers in 35+ countries to profitably manage exposure to energy and raw materials across industries, including energy, metals and minerals.last_img read more

Macedonia begins Operation Gothenburg – all players available

Zvonko Sundovski, the national team coach, hasn’t changed anything in the Macedonian national team that won the historic 5th place at the European Championship in Serbia 2012. Currently on the list to travel to Sweden are 20 players, the 17 from the European Championship, and three more, Stoilov, Mitreski i Levov, all three from Metalurg.List: Borko Ristovski, Petre Angelov, Stevče Alušovski, Dejan Manaskov, Vladimir Temelkov, Zlatko Mojsovski, Vančo Dimovski, Stojanče Stoilov, Kiril Lazarov, Ace Jonoski, Branislav Angelovski, Filip Mirkulovski, Velko Markovski, Naumče Mojsovski, Filip Lazarov, Nikola Markovski, Vlatko Mitkov, Nikola Mitrevski i Milan Levov.The preparations have begun, and the internationals Lazarov and Ristovski are to join in the next few days. Macedonia plays in a qualification tournament in Sweden against the host country, Hungary and Brazil. The top two places go to the Olympic Games in London 2012. ← Previous Story Djordjic – new HSV goalkeeper? Next Story → Rutenka’s body-check or Karabatic’s acting? read more

Cocainefuelled British banker considered balcony jump after killing women

first_imgCocaine-fuelled British banker considered balcony jump after killing women Rurik Jutting denies two counts of murder but pleaded guilty to manslaughter. By AFP Short URL No Comments Image: Vincent Yu/PA Images Note: This article contains graphic details which may be upsetting to some readers. BRITISH BANKER RURIK Jutting calmly described to police graphic photos of an Indonesian woman he had killed at his luxury apartment in Hong Kong, according to video footage shown in court.The 31-year-old Cambridge graduate and former securities trader for Bank of America-Merrill Lynch has pleaded “not guilty” to two murder charges, on the grounds of diminished responsibility.He pleaded guilty to manslaughter, which was rejected by the prosecution.Since the trial started on Monday, jurors have viewed harrowing iPhone footage of Jutting torturing his first victim, Sumarti Ningsih, 23, for three days before he killed her by cutting her neck with a serrated knife at his flat two years ago.Days later, he killed Seneng Mujiasih, 26, cutting her throat, also at his flat. Both women were found dead at his apartment on 1 November, 2014, Ningsih’s body stuffed in a suitcase.Jutting had offered both women money for sex.In court today, the final day of prosecution evidence in the trial, the court viewed video footage of police interviews with Jutting as he talks through photos of Ningsih taken by him on his iPhone.When shown the pictures by police he carefully described their content.“She is currently tied up by me… she is being restrained here against her will. She absolutely did not consent,” Jutting told officers when asked about one of the photos.He adds:This photo was taken during around three days that she was captive against her will in my flat. Share1 Tweet Email1 Migrant workers hold placards to protest the killings outside the court. Source: Vincent YuJutting told police in the interview that he was “in a state of extreme sexual aggression” during that time.In other clips from the police interviews in which he is describing photos from his iPhone, Jutting says the images showed Ningsih bound and gagged, and she had marks on her body from being beaten with a belt by him.When shown a photo of his bloodstained bathroom he described to police in the video how he cut her throat there, tied her body with a rope, then wrapped her in a plastic bag, a bed sheet and a throw before putting her in a suitcase.‘Still moving’Jutting told police interviewers that after he attacked his second victim, Mujiasih, he collapsed “physically exhausted”.“She was I think still alive and still moving. I collapsed outside on the balcony. When I went back in she wasn’t moving. I didn’t specifically check whether she was dead or alive,” he said in the interview.Jutting said he had considered jumping from the balcony and at one point he climbed over to a neighbour’s balcony, waving a kitchen knife and carrying vodka, cocaine and Red Bull.Jutting then went back inside where he rang police.He told officers in the interview tapes that he had bought “10 packets” of cocaine daily for the three weeks before 1 November, at HK$1,000 (€118) per bag.“I had ingested it primarily by snorting it,” Jutting told police in the video.Wearing a light-blue shirt, Jutting remained impassive in court, sometimes looking at the video footage and sometimes scanning the room.Jurors were also shown the knife he used to kill Mujiasih and were taken through some of the graphic photos one by one by the prosecution.The court heard on Tuesday that Jutting was “deeply addicted” to cocaine and also drank heavily.Jutting faces a life sentence if convicted of the murders. The defence is due to open its case on Monday.© – AFP 2016Read: Jury sees iPhone torture video of British banker ‘ranting on coke’ in front of victims >Read: British banker ‘tortured woman for three days’ before murder in Hong Kong > 12,656 Views Jutting sits in a prison bus as he arrives at a court in Hong Kong. (File, 2014) Image: Vincent Yu/PA Images Thursday 27 Oct 2016, 1:03 PM Jutting sits in a prison bus as he arrives at a court in Hong Kong. (File, 2014) Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Oct 27th 2016, 1:03 PM http://jrnl.ie/3049024 last_img read more

Marée noire opérations de scellement définitif retardées

first_imgMarée noire : opérations de scellement définitif retardéesÉtats-Unis – BP a annoncé lundi 30 août que les conditions météorologiques régnant dans le golfe du Mexique l’obligeaient à reporter les dernières étapes de colmatage définitif du puits de pétrole responsable de la marée noire. De fortes vagues dans le golfe du Mexique ont empêché le géant pétrolier BP de procéder lundi, comme prévu, au retrait du couvercle provisoire qui avait stoppé la fuite de pétrole en juillet. Étape nécessaire, préalable à la récupération et au remplacement de la valve anti-explosion défectueuse à la sortie du puits. Cette pièce, élément important pour garantir la neutralisation définitive de la poche, est également une pièce à conviction importante dans l’enquête pour établir les responsabilités dans la catastrophe. Les travaux sont donc reportés à une date ultérieure, encore non communiquée.Ensuite seulement auront lieu les étapes suivantes de l’opération “bottom kill” : achèvement des conduits secondaires et injection de ciment au fond du puits. L’explosion de la plateforme Deepwater Horizon en avril dernier avait coûté la vie à onze ouvriers et provoqué la dissémination de 780 millions de litres de pétrole brut dans la mer.     Le 1 septembre 2010 à 12:38 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Islamorada man charged with video voyeurism

first_imgISLAMORADA, Fla. (WSVN) — A South Florida man was arrested and charged with video voyeurism, Thursday.According to police, 35-year-old Adam Roberts video-recorded a 21-year-old woman without her knowledge while she was changing clothes in an Islamorada bathroom.Roberts is the manager of the restaurant where the victim works.The victim told police that Roberts had invited her and several of her family members to his Islamorada condo at Plantation by the Sea. She said they all spent time by the pool, and when she wanted to change back into her clothes, Roberts offered to let her use the bathroom in his condo.The victim said Roberts went into the bathroom before her. She then went into the bathroom and began changing, only to notice a cell phone video-recording her.Roberts is being held on $7,500 bond.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more