Amrapali failed to deliver flat to buyer EOW registers another case

first_imgNew Delhi: The Delhi Police Economic Offences Wing (EOW) has booked Amrapali builders after investigating a cheating case in which complainant alleged that he was duped by the real estate company on the pretext of providing flat.Police have named four persons including managing director and other directors as suspects in the case. The complainant told police that Amrapali had launched a project in the year 2010. The company officials through various brochures, advertisements and communication misrepresented the public including the complainant. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder”The date of completion of the project as represented by the company was three years from the date of its launch,” police said. Quoting complainant’s statement, the investigating agency further said that company and it’s officials represented MS Dhoni, the then Indian Cricket team captain as their brand ambassador of the project. The complainant further said that the company officials, at the time of launch of the project, misrepresented him (complainant) that they have all rights, title and authority from regulatory authorities to take bookings of flats. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchings”The company through its authorised signatory executed an allotment cum flat buyer agreement on October 2010 with the complainant,” police said. Complainant further alleged that under the agreement the company had misrepresented that they will develop the project in accordance with the sanctioned building plans and necessary permissions from the concerned government authorities. “The construction of the flat was to be completed by the end of 2013 (including grace period of six months). However, it has been almost 100 months from the date of signing of agreement but till date company failed to complete the project,” police said. The complainant have purchased the apartment and had regularly paid all the installments on or before due dates as per payment plan of the agreement. Recently EOW has arrested two prominent senior level staff of Amrapali Builders in case of cheating. In press statement Delhi Police said, “The accused were nabbed for being instrumental in creating large number of bogus companies for the purpose of diversion of funds of home buyers.”last_img read more

Khan who quit Rajiv govt BJP leaders Koshyari Tamilisai appointed Governors

first_imgNew Delhi: Prominent Muslim face Arif Mohammed Khan, who quit the Rajiv Gandhi government in protest against the enactment of a law to nullify the Supreme Court verdict in the Shah Bano case, was on Sunday appointed as Governor, along with three BJP leaders.BJP leader and former Uttarakhand Chief Minister Bhagat Singh Koshyari, 77, has been appointed the Governor of Maharashtra, while BJP’s Tamil Nadu chief Tamilisai Soundararajan, 58, moves to the Raj Bhavan in Telangana, according to a Rashtrapati Bhavan communique. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c detailsFormer Union minister Kalraj Mishra, who was recently appointed the Governor of Himachal Pradesh, has been shifted to Rajasthan.Seventy-eight-year-old Mishra will succeed former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Kalyan Singh, who completed his five-year tenure as the Governor of Rajasthan.Former Union Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatraya, 72, has been appointed as the Governor of Himachal Pradesh, replacing Mishra.Koshyari replaces Vidya Sagar Rao as the Maharashtra Governor, while Soundararajan will succeed ESL Narasimhan as the Telangana Governor. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from ThursdaySixty-eight-year-old Khan, who replaces former Chief Justice of India P Sathasivam in Kerala Raj Bhavan, has been a vocal critic of the practice of instant triple talaq and calling for reforms in the Muslim personal laws for long.Khan’s speech in Parliament in 1985 in the wake of the Shah Bano judgement extending the Rajiv Gandhi government’s initial support to it was much acclaimed.However, when the Rajiv Gandhi government did a U-turn under alleged pressure from Muslim clerics and brought a bill to nullify the Supreme Court order, he resigned from the ministry. The Uttar Pradesh politician later joined the BJP but remained inactive since 2007.Recently, when the Modi government brought a bill to criminalise the practice of instant triple talaq, Khan supported it.In the Shah Bano case, the Supreme Court had delivered a judgment favouring maintenance given to an aggrieved divorced Muslim woman.”The above appointments will take effect from the dates they assume charge of their respective offices,” the Rashtrapati Bhavan communique said.last_img read more

Child in stolen SUV found safe and unharmed vehicle recovered police

first_imgFORT MACLEOD, Alta. – Police in Alberta say a six-year-old boy who had been inside an SUV when it was stolen has been found “safe and unharmed,” and the vehicle has also been recovered.RCMP say a 2009 grey Chevrolet Tahoe was stolen late Monday from a residential area of Fort Macleod, a town of about 3,000 in the southwest corner of the province.The child and the vehicle were both found within a few hours. No suspect information has been released, and police say the investigation continues.The incident came just over 24 hours after an Amber Alert was issued when a Mercedes SUV was stolen in North Battleford, Sask., with a six-year-old girl in the backseat.Emma O’Keeffe was found safe almost 14 hours later still inside that vehicle, which had been left about two kilometres from where it had been taken.A police spokesman said the Alberta case did not meet the strict criteria needed to issue an Amber Alert.last_img read more



Citizens return to Fort McMurray and Fort McMurray First Nation

first_imgChris Stewart APTN National News The city of Fort McMurray is one step closer to being back to normal. Residents are starting to return home this week.The blaze that destroyed 1,500 homes and made 500 home unlivable continues to grow. The fire is nearly 600,000 hectares in both Alberta and Saskatchewan, but is not near any settlements.Now, after a month of living in campers, community centers and hotels, the residents of Fort McMurray First Nation are coming home.cstewart@aptn.calast_img

Vietnamese schoolgirl pens letter on AIDS prevention to capture UN prize

15 September 2010A Vietnamese schoolgirl’s heartfelt letter on AIDS prevention to a well-known Chinese film director has been awarded first prize in the annual letter-writing competition for young people sponsored by the United Nations postal union. Writing to renowned director Zhang Yimou, 11-year-old Ho Thi Hieu Hien expressed her intention to make films of the quality of his award-winning Raise the Red Lantern and Red Sorghum – to counter widespread misunderstanding and explain why protection against HIV infection is so important.“In my films I shall convey love and pain, ingratitude and ignorance, while imparting knowledge about AIDS prevention in a gentle yet forceful way, in order to awaken the human conscience,” she writes.Nearly 2 million children from some 60 countries, including some 1.3 million from Viet Nam alone, took part in the 2010 competition, the 39th annual edition of the event run by the Universal Postal Union (UPU). This is the fifth time that Viet Nam has finished in the top three, but the first time it has won the gold medal.Second prize went to 13-year-old Svetlana Zinevitch, from Belarus, for “a very personal and moving letter written by an unborn child to his mother who suffers from AIDS.”The third-prize winner, 15-year-old Crystal Hippolyte from Barbados, wrote a “clear and concise letter” in which “the author confronts the issues head on in terms of how young people must come to grips with AIDS as they reach sexual maturity,” according to the jury. Special commendations were given to Francisca Amoussa of Benin, Irene Petral of Zambia, Patricia Sousa Florindo of Portugal, Sebastián Solis of Ecuador, and Irina Bidniak of Ukraine.Congratulating the winners, UPU Director General Edouard Dayan noted that “even though personal correspondence now accounts for a tiny fraction of worldwide mail volumes, it is as important as ever to draw young people’s attention to the skills of letter writing. We would like them to acquire a taste for writing and communicating in general.” Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) Executive Director Michel Sidibé said his agency “is delighted that this letter-writing competition has given millions of children around the world a chance to find out about HIV and voice their opinions. It is our duty to listen to these hard-hitting and meaningful messages and act.”The theme was: “Write a letter to someone to explain why it is important to talk about AIDS and to protect oneself against it.” It was chosen to tie in with an AIDS prevention campaign launched in 2009 by the UPU, UNAIDS, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and trade unions.The theme for the competition in 2011, which has been proclaimed by the UN General Assembly as the International Year of Forests, is: “Write a letter to someone to explain why it is important to protect forests.” read more

Darfur UNbacked conference on water resource management opens

A United Nations-sponsored conference on the management of water resources in Sudan’s troubled and arid region of Darfur opened today with delegates expected to tackle the problem of water shortages in relation to conflicts exacerbated by competition over natural resources.The International Conference on Water for Sustainable Peace in Darfur, sponsored by the UN-African Union peacekeeping mission in Darfur (UNAMID), Sudan’s irrigation and water resources ministry and the UN Country Team (UNCT), brings together more than 300 participants and experts on water use and distribution.A $1 billion appeal for 65 community water projects in Darfur was launched at the start of the two-day conference, which is taking place in Khartoum.“The impact of water scarcity… also will imperil our common efforts to achieve peace and stability in Darfur,” said Ibrahim Gambari, the Joint Special Representative and head of UNAMID. The urgency of the water crisis has convinced international and national experts and leaders that development of the water sector cannot wait for a risk-free security situation or a comprehensive peace agreement.“Let there be no more talk about waiting until some far off conditions or benchmarks are met,” said Mr. Gambari. “The people of Darfur cannot afford to wait any longer.”According to Emmanuel Mollel, the head of UNAMID’s water and engineering section, the mission has been incorporating its own resources with those of troop-contributing countries and outsourced drilling capabilities in order to develop a planned 192 water sources. Earlier this year, UNAMID distributed more than 3,000 rolling water carriers to villages across Darfur where internally displaced persons (IDPs) were returning as part of efforts to promote early recovery and development in the region.The water carriers reduce the burden on women who must otherwise carry water containers on their heads for long distances to and from water sources.To conserve water, UNAMID has also been recycling waste water and has procured more than 150 treatment plants. The mission’s 43 wells throughout Darfur supply water to its personnel and local communities around its bases.Competition over access to land and water between nomadic and settled communities, as well as stress on the land as a result of the concentration of large numbers of IDPs in particular areas, are thought to be some of the underlying cases of conflict in Darfur. Urban populations have also risen as the water table underneath the largely arid region has fallen drastically. 27 June 2011A United Nations-sponsored conference on the management of water resources in Sudan’s troubled and arid region of Darfur opened today with delegates expected to tackle the problem of water shortages in relation to conflicts exacerbated by competition over natural resources. read more

TSX Wall Street advance as traders look to Federal Reserve for guidance

TORONTO — The Toronto stock market advanced as investors continue to buy up stocks that suffered during the worst of a market downturn earlier in the month. They are also looking ahead to tomorrow’s interest rate announcement from the U.S. Federal Reserve.The S&P/TSX composite index gained 40.01 points to 14,509.01. The Canadian dollar was ahead 0.28 of a cent to 89.26 cents US.U.S. indexes were also positive with the Dow Jones industrials ahead 72.21 points to 16,890.15, the Nasdaq gained 22.2 points to 4,508.13 and the S&P 500 index was ahead 7.73 points to 1,969.36.This week’s Fed meeting comes as the central bank’s key stimulus program — its massive bond purchases designed to keep long-term rates low — is set to wind up at the end of this month. Traders will also look for reassurance that the Fed is in no hurry to raise rates from near zero.Meanwhile, Twitter said that adjusted earnings in the latest quarter were one cent a share, matching expectations. But investors concerned about user growth and holiday-quarter revenue sent the stock tumbling 14%. read more

Merger of North and East will not take place

On the proposed donor conference for the North and the East, the Minister said Japanese had come forward to take part in the event, which, he said, could take place by June or July next year. (Colombo Gazette) Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake has rejected the idea of merger of the Northern and Eastern Provinces for economic reasons.To a question why the merger should not be allowed to achieve cost reduction — considering the fact that the Northern Province accounted for four per cent of the Sri Lanka’s gross domestic product (GDP) and the East — six per cent, Karunanayake told The Hindu that “at this moment, we are trying to embrace all races, all religions together. I do not think we should segregate it geographically.” read more

Three civilians two cops rewarded for giving vital info

According to the Police media unit, two policemen were also given Rs. 500,000 each as a reward for helping to crackdown on the terror group. Three civilians have been rewarded for giving vital information to the security forces with regards to the suspects linked to the Easter Sunday bombers.The Police said that the civilians, said to be Muslims in the East, were given Rs. 1 million as a reward.

Warring parties in Yemen must fully respect Hudaydah ceasefire – UN Security

That ground-breaking agreement, following the first talks between the warring parties in more than two years, includes a ceasefire in and around the vital port city of Hudaydah – the conduit for nearly 80 per cent of Yemen’s life-saving food, medical aid and fuel. The truce entered into force on 18 December.Unanimously adopting resolution 2451 (2018), the Council “insisted” that all parties fully respect the ceasefire agreed for Hudaydah governorate as well as the commitment to redeploy their forces away from Hudaydah city and the port areas, to agreed locations outside, “within 21 days of the ceasefire coming into force.”The draft, penned by the United Kingdom, also urged the parties to continue to “engage constructively, in good faith and without preconditions” with Martin Griffiths, the UN Special Envoy for Yemen, including by working to stabilize the war-battered economy and reopening Sana’a airport, as well as committing to another round of peace talks, in January 2019.Further in the resolution, the 15-member Council authorized the Secretary-General to establish and deploy, “for an initial period of 30 days”, an advance monitoring team on the ground, to support and facilitate the immediate implementation of the Stockholm Agreement.‘Deep regret’ at loss of livesThe Security Council also expressed “deep regret” at the loss of life and injuries in the conflict, the use of children on the battlefield, and stressed that all those fighting need to ensure that civilians are protected and allowed safe passage.It also called on all warring parties to comply with applicable international law, including humanitarian law to respect and protect medical facilities and personnel allowing them safe transit; protect civilian infrastructure including schools; reliable food distribution networks; processing and storage, and to withdraw any military personnel from civilian buildings and areas.The Council also underlined the need to allow and facilitate safe, rapid and unhindered access for humanitarian and medical personnel to all those in need, and reiterated that “aid should be disbursed on the basis of need and be gender and age sensitive.”The adoption of the resolution, originally scheduled for the morning, was delayed until early afternoon, allowing time for consultation among the Council members.According to reports, a second draft resolution, penned by the United States, concerning Yemen, was not tabled at the Council and instead, some of its elements were included in the UK draft. read more

The Latest Oklahoma beats Dayton for 3rd at Atlantis

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas — The Latest on the final day of the Battle 4 Atlantis (all times local):1:30 p.m.Christian James scored 21 points to help Oklahoma beat Dayton 65-54 in Friday’s third-place game at the Battle 4 Atlantis.Jamuni McNeace added 16 points and eight rebounds for the Sooners (5-1), who rebounded from a semifinal loss to Wisconsin to earn their second win in the Bahamas. Miles Reynolds also went 6 for 6 at the line in the final 34 seconds to keep the Sooners in control late.Oklahoma led 9-0 and 26-12 in this one, only to squander the lead and fall behind 41-34 when the Flyers opened the second half on a 13-0 run. But Oklahoma regrouped, and James hit a pair of big 3-pointers and a driving layup during one key sequence in the final 5 minutes.Jalen Crutcher scored 14 points for Dayton (4-2), which shot just 32 per cent for the game.___1:45 a.m.Fourth-ranked Virginia and No. 25 Wisconsin will meet for the championship on the final day of the Battle 4 Atlantis.The Cavaliers and Badgers headline the four-game schedule Friday. The list includes Oklahoma meeting Dayton for third place, Butler playing Florida in the fifth-place game and Stanford meeting Middle Tennessee in the seventh-place game to end the day.There have been multiple records broken in the first two days of the tournament. Wisconsin’s Nate Reuvers set the Atlantis record with nine blocked shots in the first-round win against Stanford.On Thursday, Wisconsin’s D’Mitrik Trice hit a tournament-record seven 3-pointers. Butler’s Sean McDermott tied that record in the day’s final game, while Butler hit an Atlantis-record 16 3-pointers in the win against Middle Tennessee in the consolation bracket.___More AP college basketball: and Associated Press read more

Could the World Cup Champion Beat the Best Club Team in the

Update (July 13, 5:46 p.m.): Germany won the World Cup on Sunday, defeating Argentina 1-0 in extra time.In basketball, it’s a safe bet that the United States men’s national team would defeat even the best NBA teams more often than not. Likewise, it’s hard to imagine any single NHL squad being favored against the Canadian national hockey team, if there were ever an occasion for them to face off. Yet it’s pretty conventional wisdom in soccer circles that the best teams in the Champions League, the world’s top club-level competition, are better than those in the World Cup, soccer’s premier international tournament. That’s because thanks to the economics of soccer, it’s possible for clubs to assemble all-star teams even in the absence of All-Star Games.Intuitively, it’s not hard to see why. Unlike basketball and hockey, where global talent is concentrated in a relatively small number of countries, soccer is a sport played at a high level across a much wider and more diverse set of locales. Talent is then naturally more diluted at the international level. The most important club soccer leagues also lack North American-style salary caps, so the richest club teams are (checkbooks willing) free to accumulate a far greater amount of talent than any national team can.I went to the spreadsheets to settle this debate, and, based on my calculations, the conventional wisdom is indeed wise — to a certain extent. The top club teams in the world as a group are superior to the national teams in this year’s World Cup field. But even so, teams that are the cream of the international crop are not as far behind their club-level cousins as managers like Alex Ferguson and Arsène Wenger would have you believe.One way we can test this is to use the individual plus/minus player ratings that underlie ESPN’s Soccer Power Index (SPI) rankings. We’ve been over the gory details of those ratings before, but here are the basics: In addition to using head-to-head results from international matches, SPI also attempts to measure the talent level of every team based on the skill of its component players. To that end, each player is assigned a per-minute effect rating determined both by his individual statistics and by how his team performs with him in the lineup (compared to its performance without him). ESPN’s Stats & Info team computes this for both national and club teams, provided the player’s club is in one of the “Big Five” European leagues1Those of Spain, England, Italy, Germany and France. or appeared in the Champions League.These numbers give us a player’s approximated influence on his team’s rate of scoring and preventing goals. For instance, Lionel Messi, the impossibly good attacker for Barcelona (on the club side) and Argentina (in this World Cup), is estimated to add 0.62 more goals per 90 minutes than an average player on offense, and save 0.03 more goals per 90 minutes than the average player on defense, for a net value of 0.65 goals per 90 minutes. (Nobody tops Messi among players with any kind of playing time over the past two seasons, although Messi’s longtime rival Cristiano Ronaldo is a close second at 0.63.)If we aggregate these ratings for an entire roster, weighting by the number of minutes each player was on the pitch,2The minutes data I used for club teams was from the 2013-14 season; for national teams it was from the 2014 World Cup, through the semifinal round. we can derive an SPI-like number to describe the amount of talent on any team, whether it plays for club or country.3A team’s overall SPI is determined by a combination of its projected goals scored (offensive SPI) and its projected goals allowed (defensive SPI) against a theoretical average international opponent. And according to these numbers,4SPI player ratings are up to date through the World Cup quarterfinals. the three best club teams in the world — Real Madrid, FC Barcelona and Bayern Munich — are a cut above the best national teams. But, in turn, the four most talented national teams — Brazil,5Remember, this rating includes Neymar and Thiago Silva both playing more than 80 percent of their available minutes. Argentina, Germany and Spain — are solidly better than the next tier of club teams, a group that includes Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain and the Champions League runners-up, Atletico Madrid.According to these numbers, Messi’s club team (Barcelona) would win 56 percent of its matches against his national team (Argentina) if they somehow played in a knockout setting at a neutral location (this model obviously assumes a dramatic development in cloning technology). But Argentina would be expected to win 56 percent of its matches against Manchester City or Atletico Madrid under similar circumstances. The top national teams would be favored (or at least evenly matched) against all but the world’s very best club teams.Perhaps this shouldn’t be overly surprising. I combined Transfermarkt values for every player on this year’s World Cup rosters6Thanks to the research of my Grantland colleague Bill Barnwell. with Transfermarkt’s list of the 100 most valuable club teams in the world and found a similar pattern. A handful of club teams dominate the list of most valuable teams,7There’s one big divergence here from the SPI list: According to Transfermarkt’s player values, the Spanish national team roster is better than any in the world. but after that it’s a relatively equal smattering of club and national teams rounding out the top 20.8The dollar amounts in the table below were converted from British pounds, at $1.70 per GBP. The top-tier national teams at least appear capable of standing toe to toe in talent against most of the leading clubs in the world.9Occasional FiveThirtyEight contributor Roger Pielke, Jr., noticed a version of this phenomenon back before the 2010 World Cup. But aside from that top tier, national teams just can’t keep up with their counterparts on the club side. According to both the SPI talent ratings and the Transfermarkt valuations, there are about 10 or so national sides capable of contending with the top 10 club teams in the world. After that, the supply of strong national squads quickly starts to dry up. Based on the SPI estimates, the 15th-best national team in the world (Ivory Coast) would have just a 40 percent chance of beating the 15th-best club team (Benfica of Portugal’s Primeira Liga), and only a 21 percent probability of beating Real Madrid. According to SPI’s player ratings, 33 of the 50 most talented teams in the world are club teams.In that sense, pundits are right when they contend that the quality of play in a circuit like the Champions League is higher than that of the World Cup. Certainly it’s hard to argue that the worst teams in the World Cup’s group stage would be able to consistently compete with their counterparts in the Champions League group stage. But in its later rounds, the World Cup contains teams — like the German and Argentine squads that will face off in Sunday’s final — whose rosters rival almost any in the sphere of big-time club soccer. read more

Tom Ryan carves out championship culture for Ohio State wrestling in first

OSU wrestling coach Tom Ryan watches on during a match against Minnesota on Feb. 6, 2015. Credit: Lantern file photoIt doesn’t take a diehard fan of collegiate wrestling to see how much improvement the Ohio State wrestling team has undergone in the past decade. Much of the change can be attributed to its coach, Tom Ryan.Throughout his first 10 years with the program, Ryan has produced a pair of runner-up finishes in the NCAA tournament, the first conference title for the Buckeyes in 64 years and a team national championship, the first in the history of an OSU wrestling program that first hit the mats in 1921.Along with the team accomplishments, six Buckeyes have earned 10 national championships with Ryan at the helm. Two of the individual crowns were won this season by sophomore Kyle Snyder and freshman Myles Martin, Nathan Tomasello won as a redshirt freshman in 2015, Logan Stieber won four times, J Jaggers won twice and Mike Pucillo won in 2008.The backing and following of the OSU wrestling team has reached new levels under the guidance of the former Iowa wrestler. “I remember when I first got the job here, I had a blow-up mattress and I would just sleep in the office,” Ryan said. “(OSU) hooked me up with a hotel room downtown, but I rarely left here.”With his family still back in New York preparing to make the move to Columbus, Ryan said he could immerse himself in his work, dedicating every moment to wrestling. This time was used to assemble his coaching staff, as well as structure the program for the foreseeable future.Through tireless work and effort, Ryan was able to produce back-to-back second-place finishes at the NCAA championships in his second and third seasons. Fast forward six years, and the Buckeyes were hoisting a national-championship trophy for the first time in the team’s existence. The turnaround has brought national attention to the Buckeyes as a powerhouse in the wrestling world, giving OSU great leverage in terms of recruiting. Since 2012, each of Ryan’s recruiting classes have been ranked in the top 10, according to D1 College Wrestling, with the 2014 class peaking at No. 5. “The younger kids now that are growing up, the seed that’s planted in their brain watching the TV is Ohio State,” Ryan said. “When I first got here, they were not saying that necessarily.”A change in culture and networking across the state with people who have a passion for the sport have helped the program to grow at OSU. The support of donors and contributors to the program and the university have also been instrumental, Ryan said. Tangible evidence of the rise in prominence is the proposed training center for the team, which is set to begin construction sometime this year. Although things would seem to be going in an entirely new direction, Ryan claimed there was nothing revolutionary or new implemented by the three-time national coach of the year when he arrived in Ohio’s capital city. “We haven’t reinvented any wheels here,” Ryan said. “You study what schools in various sports have done really well, and you try to put that in place where you are.”Following a decade of being at the helm for the Scarlet and Gray, Ryan has solidified the wrestling program as one of OSU’s most-followed sports outside of football and basketball. Ryan said fans should continue to watch and cheer on the wrestling team as it continues to build. “I think the best days are ahead of us,” he said with a smile.Correction 4/5: An earlier version of the story said Kyle Snyder, Myles Martin and Logan Stieber made up the three wrestlers to win six national championships, when in fact Nathan Tomasello, J Jaggers and Mike Pucillo also won, making the total 10. read more

Congo Ebola deaths pass 1000

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedEbola outbreak in DR Congo: Patients ‘taken to church’May 23, 2018In “Health”WHO considering global health emergency over DRC Ebola outbreakOctober 15, 2018In “World”Guyana on high alert in light of Ebola outbreak in DRCJuly 27, 2019In “Health” [BBC] The death toll from the Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo has passed 1,000, the health ministry says.DRC’s Ebola outbreak began in August and is the second deadliest in history.World Health Organization deputy director Dr Michael Ryan said mistrust and violence was harming efforts to tackle the disease as it spread through the east of the country.There have been 119 documented attacks on medical centres and staff since January, Dr Ryan said.WHO staff anticipated “continued intense transmission”, he added, in a briefing to reporters in Geneva.Read more: read more

Youth jailed 25 years for killing man with a cricket bat

Approximately three weeks after a 12-member high court jury found him guilty of manslaughter, 22-year-old Jonathan Budhan of Vreed-en-Hoop, West Coast Demerara (WCD) was on Monday slapped with a 25-year jail sentence.The man was accused of killing 40-year-old Deonarine Manbodh in October 2016. The man had reportedly disapproved of a relationship with the then 19-year-old lad and his niece, who was 16.Reports are that Budhan beat Manbodh to death with a cricket bat, after the older man reportedly embarrassed him in front of her peers.The sentence was handed down to Budhan who was very emotional when given the opportunity to speak. The convict, in tears, apologised to the family members of the deceased who were present in court, while at the same time informed the court that regrets his actions and begs for mercy.Budhan’s Attorney, Nigel Hughes in his plea of mitigation told the Judge that his client is remorseful, since according to the probation report, Budhan was described as a peaceful character, a hardworking and quite person.Justice Navindra Singh however, told the young man that; he sees the jury’s verdict as merciful since according to the evidence he was prepared to injure Manbodh, relying on the fact that after the first hit, he continuously fired blows to the now dead man even though he was on the ground.Furthermore, Justice Singh noted that he does not want to be the one to have young people incarcerated, as he considered the probation report and the years the convict spent on remand, thus sentencing him to 25 years imprisonment.Budhan had been initially charged for the capital offence of murder but a 12-member jury in a 10-2 proportion delivered a guilty verdict of manslaughter. The charged faced stated that on October 25, 2016 in the county of Demerara, he killed Manbodh.During the trial, it was revealed that the accused, armed with a bat, dealt Manbodh a lash to the head after he was embarrassed and assaulted by the now dead man.The accused retaliated due to the deceased actions.Reports indicate that on October 20, 2016, Manbodh was beaten to his head with a bat by the accused. Manbodh was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) where he was admitted and died five days later.The accused, who evaded Police apprehension after committing the act, later turned himself in at the Leonora Police Station and was charged for the offence.Editor’s Note: This article previously stated that the convicted man had disapproved of the relationship between the now dead man and his niece. It has been corrected to say that the now dead man had disapproved of the relationship between the now convicted man and his niece. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedMan, 29, sentenced to life in prison for killing 4-year-oldJuly 18, 2017In “Court”Spurned child molester who admitted to killing nephew gets 26 years jail sentenceMarch 23, 2016In “latest news”Man jailed for killing father-in-lawMarch 21, 2017In “Court” read more

NextOre to ramp up bulk ore sorting sensor development with new funds

first_imgNextOre says it has raised A$2 million ($1.35 million) in a private funding round primarily to ramp up manufacturing and sales of its flagship bulk ore sorting sensor system.The company’s products apply magnetic resonance (MR) technology, used for decades in medical MRI machines, to deliver real-time information about ore that miners can use for decision making.Copper-detecting MR Analysers have been installed globally at mines in Latin America and Australia, with more scheduled for installation this year. While NextOre is focusing initially on copper sorting applications, the MR technology is applicable to a list of other commodities including iron ore and gold, according to NextOre. Funds raised will be used to grow the company’s global footprint from its existing customer base, the company said.The MR Analyser is the result of nearly 15 years of research and development carried out by CSIRO Minerals Resources. NextOre, a spinoff from CSIRO, is now a partnership between CSIRO and RFC Ambrian, with the two joined by Advisian Digital.Chris Beal, CEO of NextOre, said: “With this technology, miners will be able to mine more intelligently. Miners have historically innovated by going bigger – bigger trucks, bigger processing facilities, bigger mines – they’ve been forced to do this because there hasn’t been a technology that would allow them to look at the rock while it’s being mined, see how much metal is in it, and then efficiently make a decision on whether to keep it or throw it away.”He said the company’s technology will enable miners to produce more metal using “smaller, more efficient plants” that consume less electricity, water and chemicals in the process.Beal continued: “This is truly disruptive technology for the mining space, and it’s brought about by a team at CSIRO with a world-class track record. This is the same group that was instrumental in developing XRF for the minerals industry in the 1960s and 1970s, who developed on-stream ash analysers in use across the coal industry, and who developed the cutting edge PhotonAssay technology that’s now replacing fire assay.”last_img read more

Geek deals Dell UltraSharp U2913WM panoramic LCD WiFi Bluray player more

first_imgComputer monitor innovation has been fairly stagnant the last few years. Around 2005 we saw the transition from 4:3 aspect ratio LCDs shift to 16:10 and then 16:9 aspect ratios. Higher end LCD technology, like IPS panels, have become more common place and modern digital connectivity like DisplayPort and HDMI are also common now.Dell is dipping their toes into a new body of water with the UltraSharp U2913WM. The 29-inch screen size isn’t yet common — most displays this size are 27-inch or 30-inch LCDs — and the 21:9 aspect ratio is odd, or up-and-coming, depending on who you ask. You get the same vertical resolution as a common 1080p display, but significantly more horizontal real estate resulting in a 2560×1080 resolution.The U2913WM uses an IPS display, supports 99% coverage of the sRGD color space, and comes factory color-calibrated. It also comes loaded to the gills with features like DisplayPort 1.2, Mini DisplayPort, DVI, HDMI, VGA, and a four-port USB 3.0 hub. The stand is adjustable via tilt, swivel, and height.While some might question the need for an ultra-wide monitor like this, a single high-quality display would actually work better than dual displays for many users. You only have one stand that takes up desk space, one set of cords to manage, and fewer hardware requirements from your PC (especially laptop users).Topping off this entire package is Dell’s 3 year advance exchange warranty, meaning they send you a replacement monitor for warranty service and you return yours in their pre-paid box. It also has a Premium Panel guarantee, ensuring they will exchange the panel if even one bright pixel is found during the 3-year warranty period.While this is definitely a premium display, considering the wealth of features and high-end technology, the price is actually quite reasonable. It’s even better after our 10% coupon code!Dell UltraSharp U2913WM panoramic 29-inch 2560 x 1080 Monitor for $629.10 + free shipping(normally $699 | use coupon VJ7$295NPV28MN | ends Nov. 22 or sooner)Our other top deals:LG BP325W 3D Blu-ray Player w/WiFi, Netflix for $69.99 + free shipping(normally $79.99 | use instant savings | ends Nov. 23 or sooner)Herman Miller Aeron ergonomic chair for $534.65 + free shipping(normally $629 | use instant savings | ends Nov. 22 or sooner)Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W650 16MP Digital Camera w/16GB SD card for $93 + free shipping(normally $158 | use instant savings | ends Nov. 22 or sooner)last_img read more

WHIA seeks apology from British PM

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Greek Australian MP John Pandazopoulos has written to the British PM David Cameron, as the president of the World Hellenic Inter-Parliamentary Association (WHIA), seeking an apology for comments he made about England dismissing the potential migration of Greeks to the UK following the current economic crisis in the nation. Here is the full letter sent to the Hon David Cameron, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom: Dear Prime Minister, I write to you on behalf of members of the World Hellenic Inter-Parliamentary Association (W.H.I.A) which consists of Members of Parliament from 29 countries and 72 legislatures of Hellenic background. We seek your apology and strongly condemn your inappropriate comments regarding the free movement of Greeks in the U.K. This goes against all the principles of the free movement of peoples and goods of European Union member states. It comes at a totally inappropriate time not only in regard to the difficult economic situation in Greece, but also in the year of the London Olympics (a Greek gift to the world that symbolizes bringing the world closer together through fair competition in sport). In addition it comes after the colloquialism in London on the Return of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece where prominent U.K citizens have been advocating for an agreement on the return as part of the London Olympic legacy. These insensitive comments fail to recognize the strong U.K Greece bond and alliance over many years. It dishonours those British veterans who served in Greece with Greeks in WW1 and WW2 and the thousands buried in Greece at the 21 Commonwealth War Cemeteries. It fails to recognize the many thousands of British citizens that work and live in Greece. The many British business links in Greece and the tens of thousands of annual visitors to Greece who enjoy Greece as one of the world’s top and friendliest tourist destinations. It also fails to recognize the large number of Greeks that have been recruited to work in the U.K Greeks contribute to the U.K in using their skills in the finance sector, the science professions, the health sector and medical professions, academia and many other fields. The global shipping industry headquartered in London is very much Greek and contributes significantly to the U.K economy and London’s image as a top global business location. Imagine the consequences to the U.K. if all these people pulled out of Greece let alone the reciprocal consequence for U.K citizens in Greece. Clearly your comments for whatever reason were not well considered. They have damaged the reputation of Greeks wherever we may live, many of us in Commonwealth countries, without considering the implications of such comments. As a result my Board has decided that I write to you in the strongest terms seeking your retraction of these comments and in giving an unequivocal apology to all Greeks who have contributed significantly to the world from ancient times to this modern day. Yours sincerely, John Pandazopoulos, WHIA Presidentlast_img read more