first_imgThe ruling Congress in Mizoram said on Wednesday that the exit of two senior MLAs from the party would not affect its prospects in the November 28 Assembly election and it was confident of a third term in the State.“With 32 MLAs, I am confident that we will win with comfortable majority to form the government for a third consecutive term. People of Mizoram have not lost faith in the leadership of Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla,” AICC general secretary in charge of the Northeast Luizinho Faleiro said.‘Many joining Cong.’“Two MLAs might have left, but hundreds of others are joining the party in Mizoram, the only Congress-ruled State in the North-eastern region,” Mr. Faleiro told a press conference.Home Minister R. Lalzirliana, also vice-president of the State Congress, resigned on September 14, three days after he was served a show-cause notice by the MPCC disciplinary committee accusing him of confusing party workers. He was expelled later. Ex-Minister resigned Another MLA and former Minister Lalrinliana Sailo resigned earlier this month. Both the leaders were expected to be fielded by the Opposition, Mizo National Front.Mr. Faleiro, a former Chief Minister of Goa, said the Congress would field as many young faces as possible in the election. “At least 40% of the candidates would be below the age of 40,” he said.The Congress’ top leadership wants to axe some legislators who are too old to contest or may struggle to win, while ensuring that those left out are not many so as to form a rebel lobby, a senior State leader has said. The party is scheduled to release its candidates’ list on Thursday.The election for the 40-member Mizoram Assembly will be held on November 28 and counting of votes will be taken up on December 11.The Congress, which has been in power in the State since 2008, is squaring off against parties such as the MNF and the Mizo Peoples’ Conference.last_img read more


first_imgAn 18-year-old boy was mauled to death by a leopard in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said on Tuesday. Paroshotam Kumar was killed by the wild animal while returning to his residence in Ramkote area late on Monday, a police officer said. He said the mutilated body was recovered from the bushes and handed over to his family. The incident has caused panic among residents who took to the streets on Tuesday morning along with the victim’s body. Senior police and civil officers rushed to the area and persuaded the protesters to disperse, assuring necessary measures, the officer said.last_img read more


first_imgSEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Brooklyn (20-21) didn’t win its 20th game last season until Feb. 26, also against Chicago. The Bulls (10-30) lost their fourth straight overall and fifth in a row to the Nets.The Nets, who finished 28-54 last season and in 12th place in the East, are in the running for their first playoff berth since 2014-15.“We’ve been playing at a good level,” Russell said. “Just taking care of what we’re supposed to take care of. Giving ourselves a chance when the numbers aren’t in our favor. Our confidence is high.”The Nets made 16 3-pointers. Russell was 6 for 14 from beyond the arc.“They made shots,” Bulls coach Jim Boylen said. “They got to where they wanted to get to. And they made shots. We can’t give up 117 at home.”ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Zach LaVine had 27 points for Chicago and Bobby Portis scored 17 in 20 minutes off the bench after missing seven games with a sprained right ankle. Kris Dunn added 16 points, but the Nets pulled away in the fourth quarter, outscoring the Bulls 29-18.“They hit a lot of 3s, but we played good and we battle them,” LaVine said. “But overall as a team, we’ve just got to be tougher.”Both teams started slowly with the Bulls hitting just one of their first eight shots and the Nets connecting on just three of 10. But with Carroll kicking in nine points, Brooklyn moved ahead 28-21 after the first quarter.The Nets opened a 12-point lead when Russell hit a 3-pointer 58 seconds into the second quarter.Led by energized play from LaVine and Porter, the Bulls roared back to briefly take a one-point lead before the half, then settle for a 55-all tie at halftime.LaVine had 16 points and Portis had nine in the second quarter. LaVine made five straight baskets — four on driving layups, plus a 3-pointer — in a 3 ½-minute stretch to put the Bulls back in the game.Russell had 10 points and Allen had nine at the half, then both kicked into a higher offensive gear to start the third as the Nets pulled out to a another 12-point lead midway through the quarter. Russell hit three straight 3-pointers in 2:31 stretch.The Nets settled for an 88-82 lead entering the fourth quarter, then used a 16-5 run to seal the victory as Russell kept rolling.TIP-INSNets: The Nets recorded their 10th road win, something they didn’t do last season until March 28. . Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (right adductor strain) missed his third straight game. Swingman Allen Crabbe (sore right knee) sat out his 11th. … Before the game, coach Kenny Atkinson attributed Russell’s recent offensive success to “really finding that nice niche between scoring and finding open guys” and “really stepping it up in terms of his pace, his energy, a lot of juice out there.” TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion MOST READ Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? LATEST STORIES Bulls: LaVine got hit in the groin late in the third period and went to bench, but returned. After the game, he said he was fine. . Boylen said before the game that Portis would be limited to 20 minutes. After the contest, Boylen said that restriction could be lengthened or eliminated based on how Portis feels after practices of the next two days. … G Wayne Selden Jr., acquired by the Bulls in a trade Thursday that sent guard Justin Holiday to Memphis, joined the team and scored one point in a little over three minutes. … The Bulls started their youthful core again, with forwards Chandler Hutchison and Lauri Markkanen, guards LaVine and Dunn and center Wendell Carter, Jr. All were first-round picks. Dunn, who’s 24, is the oldest in the group. Carter is the youngest at 19.UP NEXTNets: At Boston on Monday night in the finale of the three-game road trip.Bulls: At Portland on Wednesday in the opener of a five-game trip.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Wolves rout Lakers before firing Tom Thibodeau Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Jarrett Allen added 19 and six rebounds as the Nets improved to 12-3 in their last 15 games, matching their best 15-game stretch since moving to Brooklyn in 2012.Russell topped 20 points for the fourth straight game and is averaging 26.5 points in the span.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion“D’Angelo is just taking it to a whole other level,” Carroll said. “He’s getting everybody involved, he’s scoring the ball when he needs to.“He’s got a complete game right now and I think that’s what we need from him in order to go far and go deep.” Chicago Bulls forward Lauri Markkanen, left, and Brooklyn Nets forward Treveon Graham (21) go after a lose ball during the second half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nuccio DiNuzzo)CHICAGO — D’Angelo Russell is on a roll, and so are the Brooklyn Nets.Russell scored 28 points, DeMarre Carroll had 20 points off the bench and the Nets beat the Chicago Bulls 117-100 on Sunday for their third straight victory.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño View commentslast_img read more


first_imgNew Zealand cricketer and captain, Brendon McCullum retired from International Cricket after the test series against Australia.Two days ago, in the final test, McCullum scored the fastest test century in 54 balls, bidding goodbye with such an achievement. West Indies batting legend, Vivian Richards who held the initial record for the quickest hundred in Test Cricket off 56 balls said, “Let me take this opportunity to congratulate Brendon?(I’ve) been a great fan of yours for many years. Well done on your achievement.”After the ODI series, Brendon McCullum was given a guard of honour by Australia and McCullum signed off by saying, “I feel incredibly lucky to play for 14 years, meet some great blokes and make some great friends. Not many people get that opportunity and I want to thank everyone for supporting me and supporting this team over a long period of time. The memories will hold for the rest of my life.”Brendom McCullum’s farewell speech after the final test:Some facts that you must know about Brendon McCullum:McCullum’s nickname is Baz, B-Mac, Big MacBrendon McCullum is the first and only player to score two T20 Intenational centuriesIn February 2014, McCullum became the first New Zealand player to score a triple hundred in test. He scored 302 runs against IndiaMcCullum also became the first New Zealand player to score over 1000 runs in a calendar year. He scored 1164 runs in 2014He started his career in IPL with Kolkata Knight Riders. He scored 158 runs in his first match which is also his second highest individual scoreIn 2015, McCullum was appointed as an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to cricket. advertisementlast_img read more


first_imgWest Indies collapsed to 94-6 in reply to India’s massive first-innings 649-9 declared by the close of the second day of the first Test in Rajkot on Friday.The visiting batsman proved no match for their Indian counterparts, losing six wickets in a single session after the hosts had piled on the runs.India captain Virat Kohli eased to a 24th Test century while Ravindra Jadeja celebrated a maiden ton in front of his home crowd, striking five sixes against a toiling West Indies attack.West Indies will begin day three trailing by 555 runs and facing an uphill task to avoid an innings defeat against India’s spin-heavy attack on a pitch already offering turn.Roston Chase was unbeaten on 27 while Keemo Paul was 13 not out at stumps for the touring side.Mohammed Shami sent back both openers in a hostile opening spell of fast bowling when West Indies walked out to bat after the tea interval and then India’s spinners made further inroads.Earlier, Kohli made 139 while Jadeja remained unbeaten on 100, marking the occasion with a leap in the air followed by his trademark bat-swirling celebration. Wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant, however, fell agonisingly short of a second successive ton.India vs West Indies 1st Test Live Streaming: How to watch IND vs WI Live Streaming on Hotstar, JioTV and AirtelIndia vs West Indies 1st Test live streaming from Rakot: Watch IND vs WI 1st Test match free live streaming online: Watch IND vs WI Final Live on Hotstar, JioTV and Airtel TV.advertisementWhat time does the 1st Test between India vs West Indies start?Day 3 of the first Test starts on 9:30 AM IST on October 6, Saturday at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium.What TV channel and live stream is the 1st Test between India and West Indies Live Streaming on?Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD in English commentary and Star Sports 3 and Star Sports 3 HD in Hindi Commentary. Hotstar, JioTV and Airtel TV will live stream India vs Bangladesh match.Where will the 1st Test between India and West Indies be played?The 1st Test between India and West Indies will be played at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot from 09:30 IST.Where can I watch the India vs West Indies 1st Test live?The match will be shown in Star Sports network and can also be streamed on hotstar.com.Where can I check the online live updates of the India vs West Indies 1st Test?You can follow our ball-by-ball-updates of the match between India vs West Indies from our live blog on indiatoday.in.What are the squads for the 1st Test between India and West Indies?India playing XI: KL Rahul, Prithvi Shaw, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (C), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (WK), R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav.West Indies playing XI: Kraigg Brathwaite (C), Kieran Powell, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope, Roston Chase, Sunil Ambris, Shane Dowrich (WK), Keemo Paul, Devendra Bishoo, Sherman Lewis, Shannon Gabriellast_img read more


first_imgThroughout his career, Zaheer Khan managed to keep low-key profile off the field. Usually, his piercing in-swingers and reverse swings did the talking.But ask Zaheer about fast-bowling, and one could instantly see the spark in his eyes and his mouth ready to shoot the breeze.The Mumbai man has retired from international cricket, but his opinion about the pace talent serve just like his potent yorkers.Speaking to Mail Today on Tuesday, Zaheer expressed his contentment with the current lot of fast bowlers.The former left-arm pacer was also particular about the fact that the Indian bowlers hunted in a pack which allowed them to pick wickets in regular intervals – an aspect that can be key at the upcoming ICC World Cup.”I think the fast bowlers have been superb. If you look at their numbers, they speak volumes. As a group, they are able to achieve lots. To win Test matches you need 20 wickets, and it has not been a case of just one bowler accumulating all wickets. All of them have contributed and just the fact that Umesh (Yadav) and Bhuvneshwar (Kumar) have to wait for their turn shows the depth we have in the bowling line-up,” said Zaheer, co-founder and mentor Ferit Cricket Bash, a platform for amateur cricketers in the Capital.With the World Cup being held in England from May this year, India’s pace attack has been the talking point in cricket worldwide.In Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Shami and Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Zaheer believes, India have found the perfect blend of pace and swing that can prove to be lethal in English conditions.advertisementHe added that the experience of these players will come to fore during the mega event.”See, playing conditions are something that comes into place when you visit the country for the first time. This lot of players we are talking about has played enough cricket to not be bothered by it. The bowlers have been familiar with different conditions (over the year) and they have produced good performance too. I think that works with that kind of experience,” he added.With the squad for the World Cup all but confirmed, the name of Khaleel Ahmed is doing the rounds as a back-up option in fast-bowling unit.Ahmed was part of India’s recent overseas tour but failed to impress the cricket experts. His inclusion in the final team still remains a subject for debate.Zaheer, however, said the selectors can opt for the 21-year-old left-arm pacer from Rajasthan if they want some variety in the squad.”I think it is a matter of what the management needs. If they want some variety within the squad, they can certainly go for him. Talent wise, he is there but at this level, it’s all about how quickly you can learn and adapt to pressures of international cricket. Look at Bumrah and how he has evolved as a bowler and you get a comparison. Khaleel need to take inspiration from him.”Rest assured, I think Indian team is ready for the World Cup. They have given enough glimpses of their strength and the forthcoming series against Australia will be another challenge to relish. Overall, I think we are ready,” he concluded.last_img read more


first_imgWhen it comes to value-for-money smartphones, no one can beat Xiaomi. The Redmi Note 7 Pro is the latest example of that and Xiaomi is set to repeat that once again with the upcoming Redmi K20. The phone is set to make its debut in China tomorrow and Xiaomi India has already confirmed that India will get the phone very soon. Ahead of the launch, there’s the usual array of leaks giving out most of the expected specifications and a new one has just popped up. This time, it’s an official poster.The leaked official poster of the Redmi K20 is floating around on Weibo, revealing all specifications and pricing for all variants. It’s confirmed that Xiaomi will offer the Redmi K20 in three variants with different RAM and storage amounts. However, what’s weird is that the Redmi K series is supposed to come in two flavours – a standard Redmi K20 with a Snapdragon 730 chipset and the high-end Redmi K20 Pro with a Snapdragon 855 chipset. The poster shows the Redmi K20 with a Snapdragon 855, meaning that this could be the variant India might get soon.Design wise, the Redmi K20 looks similar to the renders we have seen so far. The rear has an eye-catchy gradient design with a unique triple camera arrangement. The front is adorned by a fullscreen bezel-less display with no notch. With the notch eliminated, the front camera sits in a pop-up mechanism. There’s also an in-display fingerprint sensor visible on the display. And since there are chances that this is the India-bound model, it’s important that we should have a closer look at what it reveals.advertisementRedmi K20 Indian variant specifications:–The Redmi K20 gets the flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset similar to other premium flagship phones in India. Xiaomi in its teasers confirmed that India will get the Snapdragon 855 variant.–There will be a triple rear camera module, of which the primary one will get a 48-megapixel camera.–The poster also hints towards a 4000mAh battery with possible support for fast charging.–If some previous leaks are to be considered, then the Redmi K20 will sport a 6.3-inch full HD+ AMOLED display. The front camera will hold a 20-megapixel sensor.Redmi K20 Indian variant pricing:The poster has also revealed the possible pricing of the Indian Redmi K20, which are:–The base variant with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage will cost 2299 Yuan (approximately Rs 23,000).–The second variant with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage will cost 2499 Yuan (approximately Rs 25,000).–The top-end variant with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage will cost 2899 Yuan (approximately Rs 30,000).ALSO READ | This is your first look at Redmi K20 before official launch: In-display sensor and no bezels confirmedALSO READ | Xiaomi Redmi K20 price may start at around Rs 20,000, predicts analystALSO READ | Redmi K20 Pro prices leaked: 6GB RAM variant may start from Rs 26,000last_img read more


first_img From underwater microscopes to wild blueberry juice, Nova Scotia businesses are developing a variety of innovative products, and the government is helping export them around the world. “These businesses understand the importance of trade and expansion into new markets,” said Economic and Rural Development and Tourism Minister Michel Samson. “Government wants to partner with companies that are taking steps to become more competitive and are ready to take their business to the next level.” Mr. Samson announced today, April 11, that 13 businesses throughout the province have received $342,000 in funding from the Global Business Accelerator Program. Under the program, businesses hire a professional with international business expertise, and the government reimburses up to 80 per cent of eligible costs, to a maximum of $35,000. “The overwhelming majority of our business is done outside Nova Scotia and even outside of Canada, so if we are going to grow, it’s going to be through a systematic approach to export to global markets,” said 4Deep Inwater Imaging CEO Stephen Jones. “Working with our advisor, we were able to tailor our product for a handful of key markets and generate hundreds of leads.” Halifax-based 4Deep was awarded $35,000 last year from the program and was advised by BSM Global Partners, also of Halifax. “We want to help companies like 4Deep Inwater Imaging expand by building relationships and providing international experience,” said BSM Global Partners president Philip Bassil. “Sharing this level of expertise gives businesses the chance to grow faster and it creates more opportunities for Nova Scotians.” 4Deep uses patented holographic imaging technology to create simple and powerful underwater microscopes for the oil and gas industry, oceanographic studies, academic research and other sectors. In Caledonia, Queens Co., Van Dyk’s Health Juice Products Ltd. received $19,754 from the program this year to develop a marketing and promotional strategy for the company’s award-winning wild blueberry juice. “When you’re trying to sell your product in a new market, there’s no easy way to get your foot in the door,” said Van Dyk board member Leo van Dijk. “No two markets are the same, and sometimes what works here won’t work there. That’s why it’s so important to be able to access this kind of expertise that will give us a fresh perspective and a better chance for success.” The program is administered by Nova Scotia Business Inc., on behalf of Economic and Rural Development and Tourism. Applications are now available for the program, and will be accepted until May 20. For more information, including guidelines and an application form, visit www.novascotia.ca/econ/GBAP . NOTE: A list of businesses receiving funding from the Global Business Accelerator Program follows this release. NOTE: A social media version of this release, with hi-res, downloadable photos, are available at http://novascotia.ca/news/smr/2014-04-11-Business-Accelerator/ . More photos will be added after the event.last_img read more


first_imgThe annual Social Good Summit, a unique gathering of global thought leaders, new media and technology experts, grassroots activists, and influential voices around the globe, today announced the initial roster of speakers for its 2018 edition.Taking place on September 23 in New York during the United Nations General Assembly week, the Social Good Summit will focus on how technology and innovation can help advance global progress for everyone, everywhere.As the international community converges on New York each September at the United Nations General Assembly to discuss and tackle issues of global importance, the Social Good Summit showcases the voices and ideas of an international community of concerned citizens. Using the hashtag #2030NOW, the summit brings together influential and inspirational experts who are passionate about media and technology as drivers of meaningful change.Confirmed speakers to date include: * Uzo Aduba – Emmy winning actress, advocate, and Heifer International Ambassador to Africa * Sonita Alizadeh – Rapper and activist * Zubaida Bai – Founder & CEO of ayzh Inc. and UBS Global Visionary * Kathy Calvin – President & CEO, United Nations Foundation * Pete Cashmore – Founder, Mashable * Nanette Cocero – Regional President, Emerging Markets, Pfizer Innovative Health * Dennis Crowley – Co-Founder & Executive Chairman, Foursquare * Amber Heard – Actress, Activist and Human Rights Champion, UN Human Rights * Padma Lakshmi – New York Times best-selling author, host/executive producer of “Top Chef,” and advocate for the UN Development Programme * Andrew Lee – Head of Sustainable and Impact Investing, Chief Investment Office Americas, UBS Global Wealth Management * Monica Ramirez – Founder, Justice for Migrant Women * Achim Steiner – Administrator, United Nations Development Programme * Henry Timms – President & CEO, 92nd Street YThe Social Good Summit is a part of Global Goals Week 2018, a collective effort to maximize the value of events and activations held during the opening of the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 73) and focused on driving progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals, also known as the Global Goals. Global Goals Week was originally piloted in 2016 by organizing partners Project Everyone, the UN Development Programme (UNDP), and the UN Foundation.As the world tracks progress against the Sustainable Development Goals, it has become increasingly clear that individuals, business, and governments must deeply collaborate — now more than ever — to ensure a world that is fair, just, and humane. The Social Good Summit is supported by a number of sponsors this year, including UBS and Pfizer, who share a commitment to advancing progress towards achievement of the Global Goals.last_img read more


first_img(One of the 40 Nunavut foster children seen in October currently living in an Ottawa group home despite being wards of Nunavut. Jason Leroux/APTN photo.)Kenneth Jackson APTN National NewsNunavut foster children shipped to group homes in Ottawa have been without a social worker in the city for nearly eight months, APTN National News has learned.That’s because Nunavut didn’t renew the contract it had with an Ottawa-based child welfare services firm it had been using since 2013.J Mark Consultants provided, in part, support to the children if they had a problem at the group home and could respond in person.But when the contract with J Mark Consultants expired March 31 Nunavut had no one in place to cover the workload on the ground and still doesn’t.But the firm didn’t just handle the 40 Inuit children currently placed in Ottawa but also 25 more in Edmonton, Red Deer and Winnipeg.When the service was in place, if the child had a problem they could call the contracted social workers, but now have had to telephone someone in Nunavut said a spokesperson with the department of Family Services in Iqaluit.“Each client has a case manager in their home community who has been following their cases,” said a spokesperson who asked all quotes be attributed to the department. “There is oversight by the case manager in the client’s home community who is reviewing reports, talking to the client, etc.”A spokesperson also said Nunavut-based social workers have been making “site visits” to the children living out of territory.Since April 1, the spokesperson said 47 visits have taken place.In depth: Nunavut child pipeline: The story of how the northern territory shipped an Inuk boy far from homeThe children are forced to live in facilities outside of their home communities because they have medical or special needs Nunavut can’t provide. The territory spends about $9 million annually to cover the costs, with about 80 per cent of that going to group homes.APTN learned Nunavut made the decision not renew the contract in October 2015 telling the owner of J Mark Consultants it intended to hire two permanent “client liaison officers”.A spokesperson for Family Services said it has “taken longer than expected” to hire the officers. Nunavut hopes to by the end of the year.Once hired, the officers are supposed to be responsible for ensuring the children are receiving proper care in group homes, which Nunavut said they’ve found a number of “issues” with.Essentially, they’ll act as the eyes and ears of the children thousands of kilometres from home.The owner of J Mark Consultants said he understood the decision to hire permanent social workers but was baffled when two of his staff were approached by Nunavut earlier this year to work on a contract basis.“They had made attempts to secure my employees as private contractors,” said Mark Arnold.Arnold didn’t want to comment further.See also: Nunavut family services minister can’t say how his department monitors out of territory foster careAPTN learned staff worked on a part-time basis but each child had their cellphone numbers and could reach them at any hour. There was one employee to cover Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.Prior to 2013, it’s believed Nunavut had no one on the ground for children sent out of territory, which it had been doing for years.Issues with the practice came to light in 2011 when the Auditor General of Canada reviewed Nunavut’s department of Family Services.The auditor general looked at files belonging to 57 children who were out of territory at the time. Nearly a third were in group homes. Nunavut could only provide evidence of a group home having a license in two of eight files reviewed.Five of seven files also uncovered Nunavut was not meeting with the children at least once a year, which is required by the Child and Family Services Act.The auditor general did a follow up in 2013 and found visiting the children improved but “serious gaps in key child protection standards compliance remain” as annual reviews of foster placements were completed 13 per cent of the time and 29 per cent of facility licenses had been reviewed.Since then it appears problems have continued.Nunavut’s child advocate Sherry McNeil-Mulak told APTN last week in the last year her office has responded to seven cases involving children placed in group homes out of the territory.“We have observed a lack of culturally appropriate care, a lack of assessments, a lack of coordinated care and communication amongst service providers and families,” said McNeil-Mulak.She said the cases have shown there is no general plan in place when the kids are first placed in the home, or when for when they get to leave.“We have also noticed that young people are often not included in these big decisions about their lives,” she said. “They are often treated as passive bystanders, rather than active participants.”McNeil-Mulak said the government should be looking for ways to bring the kids home.“The Government of Nunavut should actively explore viable options to provide a more diverse range of care options to young people in their home territory,” she said. “It is clearly in the best interest of the majority of young Nunavummiut.”kjackson@aptn.calast_img read more


Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedMan busted with narcotics outside of Camp St prison remandedAugust 31, 2018In “Court”18-y-o charged with possession of cannabis remandedApril 23, 2018In “Court”40-year-old remanded for possession and trafficking of marijuanaAugust 13, 2013In “Crime” A repeat offender was brought before Magistrate Wonda Fortune on Friday morning charged with narcotics possession.Leon HussainLeon Hussain, 31, a labourer of Cane Grove, East Coast Demerara (ECD) denied that he was found to be in possession of 14 grams of cocaine and 134 grams of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking on January 18, 2018.According to reports received, ranks in the “C” Division swooped down on the home of the accused where the illegal drugs were reportedly discovered hidden in a basket.As such he was cautioned, told of the offence and was later arrested and charged.Hussain, who was also charged in 2015 for a similar offence and in 2016 for wounding, was remanded to prison to return on February 16, 2018. read more


Spain won the group A at the 24th Men’s Handball World Championship in Qatar. Five wins, 100% against the opponents like Slovenia or Qatar, giving the team of Manolo Cadenas a lot of joy and self-confidence before the start of knock-out stage. Despite their next rival, Tunisia, didn’t play so well, Africans will have a home support, as thousands of their fans will be ready for the challenge in Lusail Arena on Sunday.“In Qatar Tunisia play as if they were the home team as they bring a large crowd of supporters with them. They are an aggressive team, really difficult to play against. It is going to be hard.”, says defensive specialist, Viran Morros. ← Previous Story Group B: Croatia 5 of 5 – Tunisia on Spain in knock-out stage Next Story → PHOTO: Bored Macedonian fans celebrate new victory against Austria handballSpainViran Morros read more


first_imgNR Narayana Murthy, co-founder of IT giant Infosys Ltd is gearing up to set foot into the e-commerce business in India in collaboration with global giant Amazon. The joint venture will be carried out through Murthy’s investment firm Catamaran Ventures, which will 51 percent stake in the business.”Catamaran is partnering with Amazon Asia to offer services that help offline seller and SMBs in India to get online and to take advantage of the fast-growing online customer base in the country,” Arjun Ramegowda Narayanswamy, who heads Catamaran Ventures told the Economic Times. “NRN does not have a board role at any of our investments.””Catamaran Ventures’s partnership with Amazon Asia will target small and medium-sized firms Narayanswamy, added in an email to Reuters on Friday.Murthy, the Indian IT industrialist, set up Catamaran Management Services Pvt Ltd, a venture capital fund in 2010. It made its debut investment in SKS Microfinance at 1.3 percent stake for ₹ 28.1 crore and later invested ₹ 200crore in Manipal Universal. However, the deal was called off after sometime.The VC firm has been known to invest in diverse sectors such as energy drink, healthcare and e-commerce. Bigshoebaazar India, Yebhi.com, Healthspring, Kaizen Private Equity LLC, Hector Beverages Pvt. Ltd., Ace Creative Learning Pvt Ltd., NRB Bearings Ltd. are a few firms which boast of investments from the firm.Catamaran and Accel Partners, a venture firm, together invested ₹ 5crore in Bangalore-based Ace Creative Learning Pvt Ltd. in 2010, which provides education support services to schools and colleges. A similar amount was invested in NRB Bearings as well for 1.39 percent stake.In 2011, Catamaran along with Bangalore-based FootPrint Ventures invested ₹6 crore in Gurgaon-based Hector Beverages Pvt. Ltd., which is a rival of Red Bull. Murthy’s venture firm bought Bigshoebazaar, an online wholesaler and retailer of shoes, bags, accessories and gift items, at 13 percent stake for ₹26 crore in the same year.Catamaran, Ace Creative and Accel Partners also invested in Kaizen Private Equity LLC, India’s first educational focused PE fund, in 2012.Murthy who took Infosys into one of India’s top outsourcing service companies, stepped down as executive chairman earlier this monthlast_img read more


first_imgSecretary of State Mike Pompeo bids farewell to senior North Korean official Kim Yong Chol, director of the United Front Department, which is responsible for North-South Korea affairs, and foreign minister Ri Su Yong on his departure from Pyongyang, North Korea on 9 May 2018. Photo: ReutersFormer North Korea spy chief and senior official Kim Yong Chol is headed to the United States after stopping over in Beijing, presumably for talks with US officials regarding a possible summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and president Donald Trump, South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency said on Tuesday.Kim Yong Chol has been closely involved with talks with South Korea as well and his visit to the United States would further indicate preparations for the historic summit are moving ahead.last_img read more


first_img Share Bob DaemmrichThe popular “I Voted” stickers at a South Texas early voting location on Oct. 26, 2016.AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Mexican national whose attorney said she used a cousin’s identity to live in the U.S. for decades and held a job assessing students in Houston schools is facing deportation after pleading guilty to illegally voting in the 2016 election.Laura Janeth Garza’s conviction Thursday comes more than a year after Republican Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s office helped prosecute another Mexican national also facing deportation for illegal voting. But the circumstances of the cases differ and Garza’s attorney, John Cardenas, said she knew this was always a possibility.The 38-year-old Houston woman entered the country as a young girl. She was about 12 years old, Cardenas said, when Garza’s mother and uncle told her assume the identity of a cousin who was a U.S. citizen but had moved to Mexico. Cardenas didn’t know how Garza voted, but said she offered to return to Mexico if the charges were dropped.“That wasn’t on the table for the state,” he said. “She’s resigned. She understands that this was something that may have come up along the way.”Last year, a jury in Fort Worth sentenced Mexican national Rosa Maria Ortega to eight years in prison for illegal voting in a case that drew widespread attention because of the severity of the punishment, since voting fraud convictions many times result in probation.Ortega, who was accused of improperly casting a ballot five times between 2005 and 2014, was a permanent U.S. resident whose attorney said mistakenly thought she was eligible to vote. Ortega, who has four teenage children, is likely to face deportation upon leaving prison.Cardenas said Garza will also face deportation when she finishes serving a 180-day jail sentence in a few weeks. He said he had no problem with how Paxton’s office handled the case and commended prosecutors for not insisting she serve prison time. Although Garza was given 10 years in prison for illegal voting, a second-degree felony, her sentence was probated as part of the plea agreement.Cardenas said Garza worked for the Houston Independent School District, helping assess students with their language skills. A district spokeswoman did not immediately return messages Thursday.Paxton has defended Texas’ voter ID law, which is among the toughest in the U.S., and has made voting safeguards a top issue of his nearly four years in office. He said Garza’s conviction demonstrates “our commitment to ensuring that Texas elections remain free and fair.”last_img read more


first_imgCredit: CC0 Public Domain Explore further More information: Single-cell transcriptomics of 20 mouse organs creates a Tabula Muris, Nature (2018). DOI: 10.1038/s41586-018-0590-4 A very large team of researchers from Stanford University, Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, VA Palo Alto Healthcare System and the University of California has put together an open-source database of mouse cell information it is calling Tabula Muris. In their paper published in the journal Nature, the group describes how information in the database was obtained and the ways in which it might be used. As biological research has progressed, scientists have found that it is useful to gain a more animal-wide perspective when studying the biology of a given creature. In this new initiative, the team has sought to give researchers a more overall view of the biology of mice by creating a database of information about them on a cell-by-cell basis. To that end they used two methods to isolate over 100,000 cells from 20 mouse organs. The first method, called fluorescence-activated cell sorting (FACS) was used to isolate 44,949 cells, while the microfluidic droplet technique was used to isolate another 55, 656 cells. The cells were isolated from several three-month-old mice, offering researchers a road map to the cell biology of a healthy mouse.Isolating cells from all parts of an animal’s body and putting the details into a database allow researcher to study the biology of an animal in a new way. Doing so for a mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease reveals changes throughout the entire mouse, for example, rather than just its brain or its blood. It offers the possibility of learning more about the disease and how it impacts mice, and by extension, people, in a more whole-body sense. It might also lead to better understanding of its cause, and perhaps lead to prevention or a cure. The database could be used to study a wide range of diseases including diabetes, heart disease and even cancer.The group suggests their database could serve as a new tool for biomedical researchers around the world. The work has been sponsored by Chan Zuckerberg Biohub. The organization is also supporting the Human Cell Atlas—an international collaboration geared toward mapping what the group describes as “the basic units of life.” Citation: Chan Zuckerberg Biohub launches Tabula Muris, an open-source database of mouse cells (2018, October 4) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-10-chan-zuckerberg-biohub-tabula-muris.htmlcenter_img Allen Institute for Brain Science database release nearly doubles mouse brain cell data © 2018 Phys.org This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Journal information: Naturelast_img read more


first_img“If the authorities do not find any kind of illegal link, then it is logical that we cannot, that we do not have the basis or argument to tell them that they do not belong to the union. All were reinstated, most of them, one of them I think is being processed, but no one else,” he explained. Erasmo Abelar Cámara, head of the Sindicato de Taxistas Andrés Quintana Roo, says that 10 of the taxi drivers arrested in the Cancun Hotel Zone in June will be able to return to work since there was a lack of evidence to find them guilty of the charges. Cancun, Q.R. — Ten of the 12 taxi drivers arrested in Cancun on drugs and weapons charges will be reinstated says the union. Abelar Cámara explained that the decision to allow them to return as Cancun taxi drivers was made after the State Attorney General’s Office failed to find enough evidence to link them to the possession of firearms, drugs, cartridges and a criminal message.center_img In June, 12 Cancun taxi drivers were arrested by the Marina Armada de México and the Policía Estatal Preventiva on drugs and weapons charges in the Cancun Hotel Zone. Shortly after their arrest, the Andrés Quintana Roo Taxi Driver’s Union announced all 12 would be dismissed. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window) He added that according to law, taxi concessions can only be withdrawn when the partner, that is, the owner of the plates, is involved in criminal acts or violence.last_img read more


first_imgWhat to do if you’re involved in a collision What to do in a collision Video Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmute0:02/0:59Loaded: 0%0:02Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-0:57 SharePlayback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis 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.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMute0:00/0:00Loaded: 0%Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. UP NEXT:Carol and Kate ShanahanCarol and Kate ShanahanUP NEXT: Click for Sound The video will start in 1Cancel Play now Watch again Video will play in  The stretch of road affected by the accident (Image: Inrix) Click to playTap to playcenter_img Video Loading Video Unavailable Watch Next We pay for stories! Send your videos to video@trinitymirror.comA road was partially blocked following an accident near Stafford this afternoon. The accident took place on the A5013 Creswell Grove, resulting in traffic moving slowly in the area. Traffic data company INRIX reports the accident has taken place between the M6 J14 / A34 / A5013 (Stafford North) and B5405 Newport Road. The accident is reported to have happened near to Creswell Farm at around 4pm today – and the road reopened at around 6.30pm. This was affecting traffic between Great Bridgeford and Creswell. Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service confirmed firefighters from Stone had freed a casualty from a vehicle. We will bring you updates on this accident as we get them on the live feed below. For the latest news and breaking news visit www.thesentinel.co.uk . Get all the big headlines, pictures, analysis, opinion and video on the stories that matter to you. Share this video Read MoreLive: News, traffic and weather updates for North Staffordshire & South Cheshire on Wednesday April 18 Follow us on Twitter @ SentinelStaffs – the official Sentinel account – real news in real time. We’re also on www.facebook.com/sentinelstaffs – your must-see news, features, videos and pictures throughout Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire & South Cheshire.18:38Accident clearedThe accident has now been cleared, INRIX has confirmed.17:20Casualty freed from vehicleStaffordshire Fire and Rescue Service have confirmed they have freed a casualty from the vehicle following the accident.16:50What we knowCreswell Grove is partially blocked due to the accidentThe accident took place at around 4pmTraffic between Great Bridgeford and Creswell is affectedlast_img read more


first_imgWith file from The Canadian Press Wednesday, May 22, 2019 That really was Celine Dion floating inside Bellagio’s fountain LAS VEGAS — No, it wasn’t a mirage floating atop the Bellagio Hotel’s fountain. Celine Dion really was sailing across the water at the bow of a small replica of the ‘Titanic’.The publicity stunt was part of the Canadian songbird’s ‘Carpool Karaoke’ segment, a popular feature on ‘The Late Late Show’ starring TV host James Corden. In addition to their ‘remake’ of the iconic scene in ‘Titanic’, the 15-minute sketch included scenes of the two celebrities driving around Sin City, singing Dion’s biggest hit songs, and even giving away her shoes to passersby.Upon being picked up my Corden in his car, Dion jokingly said, “I just have a day off once a year and you caught me on that day.”From there, Dion sets forth across the strip with Corden at the wheel. She pounces on every opportunity to answer his questions with the hook of a classic pop song.“Are you excited for this?” he asks as Dion responds with the chorus of the Pointer Sisters hit “I’m So Excited.”A few minutes later, he challenges the songstress to imbue the viral kids song “Baby Shark” with the stirring emotion she’s known for, complete with her trademark chest pound.More news:  Venice to ban cruise ships from city centre starting next monthCorden eventually brings up Dion’s colossal shoe collection, which she estimates at between 3,000 and 5,000 pairs. Corden interjects with rumours it’s closer to 10,000.“Maybe. I didn’t want to say it,” Dion admits. When asked where she stores them all, she said, “I have a place in Las Vegas — let’s call it a warehouse.”Corden then pressures her to part ways with a few shoes he’s tucked in the backseat. She reluctantly obliges, passing them out to starstruck passersby on the street.The segment ends with the pair pulling into the Bellagio Hotel and Casino for a grand finale of ‘My Heart Will Go On’, each of them dressed as title characters Jack and Rose in an iconic scene from the blockbuster ‘Titanic’.As she and Corden stand at the bow of a small replica of the Titanic floating in the hotel’s sprawling fountain, Dion caps off the performance by dropping a replica Heart of the Ocean blue diamond necklace into the water.More news:  Save the dates! Goway’s Africa Roadshow is backDion wraps up her Vegas residency in June. It’s set to be followed by a world tour that kicks off in Quebec City on Sept. 18. Travelweek Group Share << Previous PostNext Post >> Posted by Tags: Bellagio, Celine Deonlast_img read more


first_imgRelated posts:Public employee protest takes over San José’s Second Avenue Public workers threaten general strike if lawmakers approve bill reducing pay Public worker unions announce strike in October, threaten media Underwhelming Costa Rica strike mostly affects health service access Public workers’ unions will take to the streets of the capital’s downtown on Thursday morning to protest against proposed legislation that, they say, will affect their salaries.Unions leaders on Tuesday said they expect the arrival of some 22 buses packed with demonstrators from 80 workers’ unions from accross the country.The “March for Social Justice,” as unions are calling it, will begin at 10 a.m. in San José’s central park. Demonstrators will then march down to Second Avenue and will end in front of the Legislative Assembly.There, union leaders will deliver a manifesto against lawmakers who support the adoption of a bill, the “Public Employment Law,” which proposes to eliminate public workers’ extra-wage benefits and bonuses.The bill is one of two drafted by legislators and Finance Ministry officials from the previous administration of President Laura Chinchilla to regulate or eliminate those benefits. At the time, ministry officials argued that some 60 percent of the national budget annually went to bureaucrats’ salaries and extra-salary benefits.The bill was originally tabled, but is now being revived by a group of legislators.Thursday’s demonstration will mainly affect public schools and hospitals, but will also impact customer service departments in various agencies and the Limón port. Dock workers say they’re planning a work slowdown, or tortuguismo, as it’s known in Spanish.Gilberto Cascante, president of the National Association of Educators, the teachers’ union, said 95 preschools, elementary schools and high schools across the country planned to suspend classes, as well as a large number of public daycare centers, or Cen-CINAIs.Luis Chavarría, secretary general of the Social Security System worker’s union, said patient services at public hospitals will be reduced, but emergency rooms and clinical laboratories will operate normally.Unions had already protested against the proposed reforms earlier this year and are planning another, larger demonstration for October, leaders said Tuesday.Porteadores also plan to protestTraffic jams are also expected outside of San José’s downtown, as private chauffeurs, or porteadores, confirmed Wednesday evening that they also will hold protests starting at 8 a.m. They’re upset about a recent government policy reducing their work permits by half.The Public Transport Council (CTP), which regulates public transportation in Costa Rica, recently decided to renew only 1,324 out of 2,562 previously-existing permits for porteadores, setting off a war between the government and the drivers.Recommended: Police to investigate alleged threats by private chauffeurs against traffic officersTraffic Police Director Mario Calderón said an operation to regulate vehicle traffic in the capital will begin at 6 a.m. and will continue until 2 p.m. He also advised motorists to avoid downtown San José during these hours. Facebook Commentslast_img read more