Death toll due to Titli goes up in Odisha

first_imgA disturbing picture is emerging in Odisha as reports of deaths and missing persons due to cyclone Titli and floods have started to come in from the remote areas of Gajapati and Ganjam districts.As per unofficial reports, over 37 people have died or are missing in these two districts since the landfall of the cyclone on October 11. Reports of eight more deaths have also been reported from other parts of the State.Most of the deaths are yet to be confirmed by the administration as officials claim that they are busy with restoration and relief work. The highest number of deaths was reported from Gajapati district. Till Sunday evening, at least 25 deaths had been reported from the district. Authorities have confirmed the death of 13 persons in the landslide at Baraghara village under the Gangabada panchayat of Raigada block. The bodies of 13 persons, including five women and five children, were found on Sunday. Tribal leader of the area, Haribandhu Karjee, said the dead could not get a proper funeral because of the delay in the arrival of administrative officials to record these deaths.On Sunday, reports of two more deaths in Gangabada panchayat due to wall collapse came to the fore — the victims were a woman of Badapachhia village and an old man of Khambagaon.Andhra fishermen In Ganjam district, the bodies of two fishermen from Andhra Pradesh were located near the Gopalpur port. Another Andhra fisherman was reported to be missing. Meanwhile, problems of electricity, drinking water and food materials continued in cyclone and flood-hit remote areas of Ganjam and Gajapati districts on Sunday. Power supply has not yet been restored in most interior parts of Gajapati. Drinking water problem continued even in Paralakhemundi, the district headquarter town of Gajapati.last_img read more

Pamilar rues errors, praises team’s fighting spirit in loss to Pocari

first_imgPalace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Hardest part was saying goodbye Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Games Power Smashers coach Nes Pamillar. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPower Smashers head coach Nes Pamilar said Saturday that it was his team’s flurry of errors and poor reception that ultimately ended their comeback bid against Pocari Sweat in their semifinals series in the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference.The Lady Warriors upended the Power Smashers in five sets, 25-23, 25-19, 23-25, 22-25, 15-12, to take a 1-0 series lead.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR The Power Smashers were still in the match, 10-10, in the fifth period before Pocari scored three straight points to put some distance between the two teams. “We hung on, we just couldn’t minimize the errors, but the willingness to win event though we were down two sets was there,” said Pamilar. “The heart is there.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ “For most of the match, our first ball was really the problem and that caused us to go two sets down,” said Pamilar. “I just told my team to forget about the loss because we already know what our mistakes are.” Those mistakes are the 39 free points the Power Smashers gave the Lady Warriors in the form of errors.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe last one spelled disastrous for Pamilar’s team when guest player Kannika Tipachot, who had a game-high 20 points, hit a wide one to give Pocari the win.Pamilar, however, couldn’t help but praise his team for showing the guts to drag the Lady Warriors to a thrilling fifth set. BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast LATEST STORIES BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ View commentslast_img read more

Hockey: Bharat saves India’s blushes

first_imgBharat Chikara was the Indian saviour as his late goal helped the hosts to a hard-fought 3-2 victory in their Commonwealth Games hockey opener on Tuesday.The 24-year-old struck with four minutes left on the clock to ease Indian nerves as the Malaysians once again proved a tough nut to crack.He grabbed hold of a loose ball at the top of the circle and slammed home, giving Malaysian custodian Kumar Subramiam no chance.However, with world champions Australia up next and arch-rivals Pakistan in the same group, chief coach Jose Brasa and his support staff need to tie up the loose ends quickly if India are to break their medal duck at the Commonwealth Games.The hosts had to come from behind twice despite dominating the early exchanges. India did most of the attacking in the match but had to rely on two penalty corner conversions to go into half-time on an equal footing.Malaysia were always dangerous on the counter-attack and as the Indians left gaps in the midfield and defence, they were made to pay.The Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium was by no means full, as it used to be during the World Cup earlier this year, but the crowd still made plenty of noise.The Indian midfield and defence was given a hard time by Abdul Jalil Tengku, whose mazy and penetrative runs often left the hosts chasing shadows.The noisy crowd was stunned in the 15th minute when a nice build-up on the left flank by Mohammad Jalil was capitalised upon by Hafifihafiz Hanafi, whose reverse hit beat Indian goalkeeper Bharat Chetri on his near post.advertisementThe first penalty corner that India got in the 22nd minute was wasted as the Malaysian closed down quickly.But the second one in the 27th minute proved fruitful as Dhananjay Mahadik beat Subramiam with his powerful effort.But with just over a minute to go for the half-time hooter, Azlan Misron latched on to a defence-splitting through pass to find the target from the top of the box.India were thrown a lifeline in the shape of their third penalty corner, and even as the hooter went, Sandeep Singh restored parity with his drag-flick.India upped the ante in the second half but the resolute Malaysian defence kept thwarting their attempts. Giving the ball away in midfield on several occasions, Indians almost courted danger on some occasions with Tengku always proving elusive.But Bharat’s goal gave India the win which, on the balance of play, seemed deserved. Brasa was relieved with the result. “It was a difficult game, but I am happy with the win as the three points are most important.”We played well in patches and will have to work hard for the match against Australia,” the Spaniard said. Captain Rajpal Singh admitted that there still was a lot of room for improvement.”Performance-wise, I am not happy. But I will take the result,’ he said. Australia beat India 5-2 at the World Cup at the same venue earlier this year and the memory is fresh in Rajpal’s mind.”We will not repeat the mistakes we made in that match,” the forward promised.last_img read more

FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup India 2020 Emblem to be Launched on November 2

first_imgMumbai: The official emblem of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup India 2020 will be unveiled at a ceremony here to be held on November 2.The occasion will mark one year to go for the second FIFA tournament that India will host next year. Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju, FIFA Chief Women’s Football Officer Sarai Bareman, LOC Chairman Praful Patel will be present on the occasion along with FIFA legend and two-time World Cup winner Kristine Lilly at the Gateway of India, a media statement said on Thursday.”We’re very happy to see the response from people of all walks of life, including eminent Indian sports personalities, who shall join us to celebrate this momentous occasion,” LOC Tournament Director Roma Khanna was quoted as saying in the statement.India had successfully hosted the FIFA U-17 Men’s World Cup in 2017, in which England had emerged as champions.DY Patil Stadium in neighbouring Navi Mumbai was one of the venues for the tournament. aiffFIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup India 2020footballindian football First Published: October 31, 2019, 5:46 PM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.last_img read more

ISL 2018-19: FC Goa vs. Mumbai City FC: The Gaurs obliterate the Islanders 5-0…

first_imgAdvertisementFC Goa cruised past a hapless Mumbai City FC at the Fatorda Stadium in Goa to sit on the pole position with the final scoreline reading 5-0.FC Goa rise to the top of the table with this victory (credits- Goa took the lead at the 5th minute when Souvik Chakraborti committed a horrendous sliding tackle from behind in the penalty box. Coro stepped up to take the penalty and gave Amrinder no chance whatsoever. FC Goa gave away cheap free-kicks as the game wore on, but the Islanders failed to capitalize on it.After abysmal misses from both the sides in the first half, FC Goa doubled the lead courtesy of Jackichand Singh at the 55th minute. With confidence oozing on them, FC Goa showed no mercy as Edu Bedia chipped the ball past Amrinder after Coro’s inspiring back-pass.Substitute Miguel Palanca, who came in place of Coro, added his name to the scoresheet slamming the ball at the back of the net at the 84th and 90th minute.FC Goa would love to continue their stupendous form when they take on FC Pune City on 28th October. On the other hand, Mumbai City FC would like to forget this performance and hope to bounce back against Delhi Dynamos on 27th.Advertisementlast_img read more

Archery World Cup 2019: Atanu Das crashes out, Deepika Kumari in 3rd round

first_imgFour Indians including Deepika Kumari and Tarundeep Rai advanced into third round even as Atanu Das crashed out in the recurve individual section of the Archery World Cup Stage III here Wednesday.Making their first international appearance this season after missing out the season-opening World Cup Stage I in Medellin due to travel issues, the Indians also kept themselves in medal hunt in the compound section where Avishek Verma and Rajat Chauhan also made it to round three.The 21-year-old Atul Verma, a bronze medalist at the 2014 Youth Olympics, was the most impressive, shocking Shanghai World Cup gold medallist Deng Yu-Cheng of Chinese Taipei in a shoot-off.Trailing 0-4 after two sets, Verma, a silver medalist at the 2017 World Youth Championship, made a stunning comeback winning the next two sets before the fifth one saw a 28-all tie.In the shoot-off, Verma held his nerves to edge out his opponent 9-8 to set up a third round clash against world number two Steve Wijler of the Netherlands, a bronze medalist at the 2017 World Championships in Mexico. Verma had thrashed Gantugs Jantsan of Mongolia 7-3 in the first round.Recap results and photos today’s early eliminations from #WCAntalya at Archery (@worldarchery) May 22, 2019Former Olympian Tarundeep Rai also remained in the medal fray and set up a third round clash with 17-year-old Japanese Aoshima Tetsuya, a bronze medallist at the 2017 World Youth Championships.The Army man defeated Dominik Irrasch of Austria (first round) 7-3 and Gasper Strajhar of Slovenia (second round) 6-4 en route to third round.advertisementIndia’s number one recurve archer Atanu Das, crashed out in the second round suffering a 3-7 defeat to 19-year-old Carlos Rojas of Mexico.The world No 25 Indian took a 2-0 lead but inconsistency let him down as he shot a series of 8s, giving the Mexican youngster, a chance to seize the momentum.Former world No 1 Deepika started her campaign with an easy 6-0 win over Jibek Kanatbek Kyzy Jibek of Kyrgyzstan 6-0.In the second round, Deepika face a strong challenge from 45-year-old 1992 Barcenlona Olympics bronze medalist Khatuna Lorig before prevailing 6-5 (9-7) in the shootoff. Deepika will face Veronika Marchenko of Ukraine in the third round.Laishram Bombayla Devi had a smooth sailing into round three going past Ozay Gasimova of Azerbaijan and Mackenzie Brown of USA by identical scores of 6-4. Bombayla will next face Sayana Tsyrempilova of Russia.last_img read more

Report: Monaco 0 Porto 3

first_imgMonaco 0 Porto 3: Aboubakar double sets Portuguese on way to impressive win Guy Atkinson 04:56 27/9/2017 aboubakar - cropped Getty Images Porto bounced back from their 3-1 defeat to Besiktas to cruise past an out-of-sorts Monaco side in the Champions League. A brace from Vincent Aboubakar helped Porto get their Champions League campaign back on track with a 3-0 win over Monaco at the Stade Louis II. Aboubakar’s double and a late goal from Miguel Layun secured all three points for Sergio Conceicao’s side, who move up to second in Group G and consign their opening day defeat to Beskitas to history. Radamel Falcao had the best chance for Monaco, but saw his improvised volley crash back off the crossbar midway through the second period.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. Porto held the hosts at arm’s length for most of the match and the comfortable nature of the win will fill them with confidence ahead the trip to RB Leipzig in their third group game. Monaco are still without a win and will need to arrest that run when they host Besiktas next time out if they are to have any chance of advancing in the competition.  89′ GL! / GAL! / ¡GL!AS Monaco 0-3 FC Porto#FCPorto #ASMFCP #UCL— FC Porto (@FCPorto) September 26, 2017It took five minutes for the first opening of the game to arrive, and it was little surprise that it fell to the potent Falcao.The Colombian collected Rachid Ghezzal’s pass inside the area, but his effort lacked pace or direction and was comfortably gathered by Iker Casillas. Ghezzal was the provider again just few minutes later as he whipped a teasing cross towards Adama Diakhaby. The young striker opted to use his arm to divert the ball towards goal, though, and was duly booked by the referee. The visitors failed to create a chance of note inside the opening half-hour, but edged ahead with their first clear sight of goal in the 31st minute. Monaco goalkeeper Diego Benaglio kept out Danilo Pereira’s initial effort and then produced an astonishing reaction save to thwart Aboubakar’s follow-up shot. His luck ran out there, though, as the ball dropped to the Cameroonian again and he thrashed home into the roof of the net from close range. Porto should then have scored a second just before the break but Yacine Brahimi was unable to keep his effort on target from Ricardo Pereira’s low cross.The second half started in low-key fashion with the first chance not coming until just before the hour. It fell to Moussa Marega, but after breaking through a static Monaco backline he could only manage to scuff his shot into the midriff of Benaglio.Marega then turned provider in the 69th minute as Porto scored their second.Brahimi’s incisive ball fed Marega down Monaco’s right and his cool pass across goal was slotted home by the rampaging Aboubakar.69′ GL! / GAL! / ¡GL!AS Monaco 0-2 FC Porto#FCPorto #ASMFCP #UCL— FC Porto (@FCPorto) September 26, 2017The goal sparked the hosts into life and they came agonisingly close to pulling a goal back shortly after, but Falcao’s volley with the outside of his foot cannoned back off the crossbar. It was only fitting that a dominant Porto had the final say, though, as Layun thumped home in the 89th minute after an almighty goalmouth scramble. read morelast_img read more

Buckeyes Fans Walked 19 Miles To Spell Out ‘Script Ohio’ On Google Maps

first_imgBuckeye fans spell out "Ohio" on their walk as seen on Google maps.Script Ohio Walk Buckeyes FootballOhio State fans may have seen their college football team win the national championship last year, but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t hungry for more this year. One group of Buckeyes supporters is apparently so excited for the upcoming season, they walked 19 miles to prove it.The Ohio State fans, according to a Reddit user named @orweezy, walked for six and a half hours to spell out ‘script Ohio’ on Google Maps. They finished at Ohio Stadium, effectively “dotting the i.”’s Ari Wasserman tipped us off to the photo.Script Ohio WalkCreative, for sure. If you’re wondering, they plan on biking it next year instead – for obvious reasons.last_img

Kejriwal meets leading environmental experts

first_imgNEW DEDLHI: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday met leading experts in the field of environment and sustainability for suggestions on making a strong Winter Air Pollution Action Plan for Delhi.The experts supported the efficacy of odd-even policy in Delhi as well as the use of pollution masks as effective short-term pollution mitigation measures that can be taken by the Delhi Government. Dr Ken Lee, the Executive Director of EPIC (Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago), India, in the meeting with chief minister Kejriwal presented research and data on the impact of first Odd-Even Policy experiment of Delhi Government in January 2016. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder”The January 2016 odd-even pilot reduced particulate air pollution concentrations by 14 to 16%. However, due to the possibility of compliance issues over the long-run, it is perhaps best suited as an emergency measure during the winter, when vehicle emissions are especially problematic”, said Dr Lee. Support for Delhi Government’s Odd-Even policy also came in from OP Agarwal, CEO, WRI (World Resources Institute) India who said, “In the short term, the Delhi Government should look into measures to restrict indiscriminatory use of private automobiles in the city, such as odd even scheme. The Government simultaneously focus on augmenting public transport in the long term.” Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsExperts also recommended that while the various long-term measures take time to come into effect, the use of pollution masks could be beneficial as an effective risk mitigation measure. In a study done by EPIC India across 3,500 slum residents of Delhi in winter of 2018, it was found that the take-up of masks was the highest when it was distributed for free. “Certain types of pollution masks (N90 or N95 masks, for example) can be effective in reducing individual exposure to outdoor air pollution. Our ongoing research, however, suggests that widespread adoption is limited by the lack of information about the harmful effects of air pollution, as well as social concerns or norms that discourage usage,” said Dr Lee. WRI India also recommended government support for wider dissemination of pollution masks as a risk mitigation measure in the winter months, especially for vulnerable groups such as school children. Apart from the short-term interventions of odd-even policy and wider distribution of pollution masks, the experts also recommended that Delhi government should continue its focus on long-term measures to reduce air pollution like Electric Vehicle policy, Bus Aggregator Policy, reforms of Pollution Under Control Centres (PUCC) etc.last_img read more

School teachers body found in Alipurduar

first_imgKolkata: Mystery shrouds the death of a school teacher whose body was found lying inside his house. The incident took place at Surjya Nagar area under ward number 4 of Alipurduar Municipality. The victim, Sanjay Shaiba, was a physical education teacher in a higher secondary school. The victim had been staying in the house for the past few months while his wife stayed with her two daughters separately. Locals found the victim lying in an unconscious state. A suicide note has been recovered in which he has blamed his wife for the incident. He alleged that he had to meet her demands for which he had to borrow money. A probe has begun. The body has been sent for post-mortem.last_img

TSX jumps over 1 as oil prices hit highest level this year

TORONTO — Canada’s largest stock market finished the day with a healthy three-digit gain after crude prices hit their highest level this year.The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index climbed 171.10 points, or about 1.3 per cent, rising to 13,383.60.All sectors except one on the heavily commodity-weighted index were up, with health care stocks advancing four per cent, followed by metals and mining at 2.66 per cent and gold at 2.33 per cent.New York markets were much more tepid as the Dow Jones industrial average added 67.18 points at 17,073.95.The broader S&P 500 composite index was barely changed, up 1.77 points at 2,001.76 and the Nasdaq composite index lost 8.77 points at 4,708.25.The Canadian dollar was at 75.32 cents US, up 0.27 of a U.S. cent.Commodities were mostly higher, with the April crude contract gaining $1.98 to US$37.90 per barrel, its highest price this year.April natural gas was up two cents at US$1.69 per mmBtu, while May copper was unchanged at US$2.28 a pound.Investors shied away from bullion as the April gold contract fell $6.70 to US$1,264 an ounce. read more

Drugmaker Eli Lilly tops 2Q expectations raises forecast

INDIANAPOLIS — Eli Lilly raised its 2019 forecast after a jump in sales from the diabetes treatment Trulicity helped push the drugmaker to a better-than-expected second quarter.Revenue from the once-weekly treatment climbed 32% to top $1 billion, helping Lilly counter declines from top sellers like the insulin Humalog and the erectile dysfunction drug Cialis.Overall, Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. earned $1.33 billion in the three-month period that ended June 30. That compares to a loss of about $260 million in last year’s quarter, when acquisition charges weighed on results.Earnings, adjusted for amortization and research and development costs, totalled $1.50 per share.Analysts expected, on average earnings of $1.46 per share, according to Zacks Investment Research.Lilly’s revenue came in nearly flat at $5.64 billion.The drugmaker now expects adjusted earnings to range from $5.67 to $5.77 per share up from its previous forecast for $5.60 to $5.70 per share.Analysts expect, on average, earnings of $5.67 per share, according to FactSet.Lilly shares edged up 78 cents to $109.50 in pre-market trading. The stock had fallen 6% since the beginning of the year, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 index has risen 21%.Lilly shares have risen 13% in the last 12 months._____Portions of this story were generated by Automated Insights ( using data from Zacks Investment Research. Access a Zacks stock report on LLY at Associated Press read more

Rainy season strikes crisisplagued Darfur Sudan

Diarrhoea, measles, meningitis and malaria are among the illnesses that could spread rapidly in Darfur, where more than a million people are estimated to have become internally displaced (IDPs) since conflict broke out early last year between the Sudanese Government and two rebel groups. At least 150,000 others have become refugees in neighbouring Chad.Briefing reporters in New York, spokesman Fred Eckhard said the rain will make many of Darfur’s roads impassable. And the relief effort continues to be hampered by restrictions placed by the Sudanese Government on the delivery of aid and other services.Many of the refugees and IDPs said they fled their homes after their villages were attacked by Janjaweed militias, loose bands of Arab fighters who are recruited and armed by the Khartoum Government. A UN human rights report issued last month found that the Janjaweed had committed numerous human rights abuses, including murders and rapes.While access to Darfur has improved, Mr. Eckhard said, some restrictions continue, including Sudanese customs’ slow clearance of vehicles and humanitarian goods and troubles in registering non-government organizations (NGOs) so they can work in the area.Clashes between one of the rebel groups, the Sudan Liberation Army (SLA), and the Janjaweed near the town of El Fasher have also hindered humanitarian aid deliveries. read more

Ohio State running back Brionte Dunn allegedly cited for drug paraphernalia possession

Ohio State freshman running back Bri’onte Dunn was allegedly cited for drug paraphernalia possession and a seat belt violation over the weekend in Alliance, Ohio, according The Repository in Canton.  The report said Dunn and a second passenger were pulled over by the Alliance Police Department for not wearing a seat belt. During the stop, according to The Repository, a marijuana pipe was found in the car. OSU athletics spokesman Jerry Emig said he was unable to confirm or comment on Dunn’s alleged incident.  Alliance Police department officials did not immediately respond to The Lantern‘s request for confirmation or comment regarding the freshman running back. ESPN radio affiliate WKNR Cleveland originally reported that Dunn was arrested. According to The Repository, however, Dunn was neither arrested nor taken to jail. WKNR Cleveland did not immediately respond to The Lantern‘s request for comment. Dunn ran for 5,479 rushing yards in his high school career. Dunn spent his freshman and sophomore seasons at Alliance High School in Alliance, Ohio, before playing his final two years at GlenOak High School outside of Canton. At GlenOak, Dunn was honored as a first-team Division I Ohio All-State selection as a junior and senior. Dunn, who enrolled early at OSU, ran for 21 yards in the Buckeyes’ annual Spring Game on April 21. read more

Health officials accused of failing to carry out basic checks before data

first_imgTonight Health Minister Lord O’Shaughnessy told the Daily Telegraph: “I know many patients will be concerned about why this data was released so I have sought an urgent explanation from Public Health England. Ministers are demanding urgent explanations over the release of medical data to a US firm working for one of the world’s largest tobacco companies. MPs are tomorrow expected to grill Public Health England (PHE) on how the decision was taken to hand over the anonymised information, extracted from the records of 180,000 patients diagnosed with lung cancer.center_img “If this information was gained inappropriately, I will raise this with the Information Commissioner as a matter of urgency,” he said,…last_img

Presidents revocation of rice farmers land leases unconstitutional CJ rules

Acting Chief Justice (CJ) Roxane George-Wiltshire SC, earlier on Wednesday ruled against the President’s revocation of rice farmers land leases, deeming it unconstitutional. She also ruled that the farmers are entitled to compensation from the state, amounting to the sum of $300,000.Acting Chief JusticeRoxane George, SCThe Applicants, Brian George and Tiffany Hubbard, Joylyn Nicholson, Gratien Nicholson, Vaughn Aaron and Herman Nicholson were represented by Attorneys-at-Law, Mohabir Anil Nandlall and Manoj Narayan among others, while the state and the Mahaica, Mahaicony, Abary- Agriculture Development Association’s (MMA–ADA) was represented by Attorney General Basil Williams SC.The Applicants in 2014, were granted fifty-year leases for State Land, located in the rear of No. 40 Village, West Coast Berbice by then President Donald Ramotar, however in March of 2016, they received letters from the MMA/ADA informing them that President David Granger cancelled their leases and that they must cease occupation and give up possession of the land to the MMA/ADA.According to their attorneys, “at no time were the Applicants afforded a hearing by any person or body or authority offering them an opportunity to show cause why their Leases should be cancelled, nor were they made aware of the reasons why their leases were cancelled.”  As such, constitutional proceedings against the Attorney General and MMA/ADA were filed.In her ruling, the Chief Justice disallowed the arguments advanced by the Attorney-General,  which stated that the President and his actions are immune to legal challenge and that the Applicants’ leases were invalid because they were not signed by then President Donald Ramotar.The Court upheld that the Applicants leases were properly executed and were valid and binding. Justice George-Wiltshire in her ruling, based on information received, articulated that “the Applicants leases constituted property under Article 142 of the Constitution and that the President’s revocation of those leases amounted to a deprivation to the Applicants property without prompt and adequate compensation as prescribed by Article 142 of the Constitution. The revocation of those leases, therefore, were unconstitutional and null and void.”Moreover, among other declarations, The CJ issued a conservatory order “prohibiting the servants and/or agents of MMA/ADA, or any other Officer of the State from entering upon, remaining, occupying or in any manner whatsoever interfering with the Applicant’s quiet and peaceful possession, occupation and enjoyment of the said lease unless compensation is paid which is to be determined by the parties.” Several similar legal challenges were filed last year for several rice farmers from Seafield, West Coast Berbice. However, according to Nandlall, under whom the challenges were filed, “these matters were heard by the Honourable Madam Justice Yonette Cummings-Edwards, while she was Chief Justice (Ag). Unfortunately, the decisions in respect of those cases are yet to be delivered.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedPresident’s revocation of leases from Seafield, Berbice farmlands unlawful- Acting CJ rulesDecember 13, 2017In “Court”Govt appealing ruling on rice farmers’ leasesNovember 10, 2017In “Court”Halting Police promotions: PSC ceding its independence by obeying President’s instruction- NandlallAugust 12, 2017In “latest news” read more

Widespread lack of training among gardaí in dealing with suicidal people

first_imgGARDAÍ HAVE SAID there is a lack of training in the force on how to deal with people who have mental health issues and suicidal ideation.In response to a parliamentary question from Fine Gael TD Michael Creed earlier this year, Minister for Justice Alan Shatter outlined training modules in which student gardaí are given guidance on this issues.However a number of gardaí told that they feel the training is not sufficient and do not feel equipped to handle these types of situations.“There’s very little training for dealing with suicidal people even though it’s something you could face on a regular basis,” one garda said. “There’s only a tiny percentage of trained negotiators in the country and most gardaí have had no practical training when it comes to trying to speak to someone who is about to harm themselves. It’s an area where there is a widespread lack of training and knowledge.”Anyone who has worked in any of our big cities where there are large rivers and bridges has to deal with suicidal people. A lot of the time people just want you to listen to them but there are times when it doesn’t work out and it can be a traumatic experience for everyone involved.” Console 1800 201 890 Any time you go to a call like that it takes it’s toll. You have a responsibility to the person you’re trying to help but also to yourself and your colleagues for your own safety. It’s a delicate balance.No comprehensive training programmeAnother garda source said that while they have never had to “coax anyone” over the course of their career, they have had to give news of a suicide to families.“I think there should be trained guards to do that job though, it’s very tough to do,” they said. “You don’t forget that alright, I just believe there are people in the job who are suited to doing jobs like that.”President of the Garda Representative Association (GRA) John said currently, there is no “comprehensive all out training programme”.“It’s the everyday interactions when you need the training – meeting people you might not be arresting but at the same time you recognise that they have issues,” he said.And for the frontline person who arrives on the scene, if it’s a suicidal siege, with a person who is intent on killing themselves, it’s a flick of a switch. A lot of those situations would be traumatic, especially if you attempt to engage with the person and they go ahead with it. Aware 1890 303 302 Pieta House 01 601 0000 or email Teen-Line Ireland 1800 833 634center_img Samaritans 1850 60 90 90 or email In his response to the parliamentary question, Shatter outlined the current training for outgoing garda graduates, stating that instruction is given to student gardaí in the main provisions of the mental health act. The minister said these gardaí would also receive experience in the management of policing incidents at their training stations which would include dealing with people with mental health issues of suicidal ideation.He said further training was delivered in relation to these issues with a “focus on how to recognise them and on engaging with an individual who was suicidal and how to respond to them”.New recruitsShatter also said that the existing student/probationer programme is being replaced with a new BA in Applied Policing which will include a module on mental illness awareness.“This unit will also include the two day internationally recognised ASIST (Applied SUicide Intervention Skills Training) suicide prevention programme which will be co-delivered with the HSE,” he said. Though it is not currently part of the training at the garda college, there are three staff members trained as ASIST trainers and there have been 35 gardaí trained in ASIST community workshops.Another unit will also give guidance in how to deal with vulnerable people in the community.“Students will be able to recognise the potential vulnerable persons in their community and respond and deal in a professional and competent manner with such individuals and be familiar with their particular needs,” Shatter added.The GRA’s Parker said the new training for student gardaí should be “used as a pilot and depending on that, roll it out to everyone”.“There are a number of people out there with 30 years service and we would have had a lot of training in things like sociology and criminology but there are no refresher courses,” he said.“If it makes good practice for these people then we would expect something like that would be rolled out,” he added.Helplines: Childline 1800 66 66 66 Read: Galway Mayor calls for netting to be put on two bridges to help prevent suicides>Read: Up to 560 suicides linked to the recession>last_img read more

Net Neutrality Bill Signers Lose ElectionsAll 95 of Them

first_imgLast night’s midterm elections weren’t pretty for supporters of net neutrality. Every single House and Senate candidate who signed a pro-net neutrality pledge last week lost their respective elections last night. There were 95 signatures in all.It seems a bit heavy handed to suggest that the outcome was somehow a referendum on net neutrality–given the state of the economy, wars, immigration reform, et al., the issue was, for better or worse, likely not at the forefront of too many voters minds. In fact, it’s probably safe to assume that many voters are still having trouble wrapping their heads around the important–if somewhat convoluted–issue.That said, the results likely don’t bode well for those hoping for some progress on the matter, come 2011.last_img

Heskey compares Van Dijk to Carragher

first_imgFormer Liverpool and Wigan striker Emile Heskey has compared Virgil van Dijk to the club legend, Jamie Carragher.Carragher enjoyed a decorated Liverpool career where he won the Champions League, two FA Cups and three League Cups in a trophy-laden 25-year spell at the club. And Heskey who played with Carra has seen some similarities in both players.In a recent interview via Sky, Heskey said: “When you look at Van Dijk and when you look at Liverpool, in essence, they haven’t had that leader I would go as far back as Jamie Carragher.Virgil van Dijk, NetherlandsVan Dijk isn’t better than Messi & Ronaldo, says Van der Vaart Andrew Smyth – September 12, 2019 Rafael van der Vaart reckons Virgil van Dijk is “special”, but he’s still behind Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo as the world’s best players.“Someone who really commands a defence. Someone who really stands out and is counted for. Someone who is marshalling people around. Now Van Dijk has come in and he seems to be that man.“He’s a great defender, he’s quick, he’s good in the air, he barks out orders. So what more do you need? It seems that everyone who plays alongside him [he] always brings out the best in them as well.”Liverpool edged past Crystal Palace 4-3 at Anfield on Saturday and next face Leicester, West Ham and Bournemouth in the Premier League.last_img read more

Elder care support centre launched

first_imgHyderabad: Tata Trusts, through Vijayavahini Charitable Foundation (VCF), in partnership with the Department of Senior Citizens, Government of Telangana, has announced establishment of a first–of-its-kind connect centre for senior citizens of Hyderabad – the Elder Spring Response System. Operationalised in April, the connect centre is accessible through a toll-free number – 14567 – and provides information, guidance, and emotional support to the senior citizens in the city. So far, over 1,060 individuals in Hyderabad have utilised the services of this unique platform. Also Read – Hyderabad: Wall collapse in Kukatpally damages four cars Advertise With Us A connect centre team enables call acceptance and service delivery processes; on-field team to reach out to those who need assistance. The response system is being implemented by Vijayavahini Charitable Foundation (VCF), with support from Tata Trusts, Government of Telangana, police department, department of health, district administration, Legal Services Authority and other civil society organisations. These partners bring in their core expertise to seamlessly drive service delivery through the Elder Spring platform. Also Read – With 61 feet high, Khairatabad Ganesh claimed to be tallest idol in India Advertise With Us After a call has been registered, based on the needs, solutions are offered, along with follow-up calls, to ensure that the caller has received the due service. The first set of services that have been rolled out include: conversing with the elderly and counselling them; providing information pertaining to elderly care; rescuing abandoned elderly; supporting victims of abuse. The connect centre also provides specific information pertaining to activity centres, care givers, old age homes, products for the elderly, etc. Advertise With Us The connect centre is operational only for residents of Hyderabad between 9:30 am and 5:30 pm, 7 days a week. M Jagadeeshwar, Principal Secretary (Women, Children, Disabled and Senior Citizens), said, the Elder Spring Response System service would help senior citizens in the best possible way to take care of them – both emotionally and physically – at a time when it is required the most. “Interventions like these will have a long-term impact in ensuring a robust ecosystem for all senior citizens.”Sugandhi Baliga, Head – Geriatrics, Tata Trusts, said, “With a growing percentage of senior citizens in the country, it is important to develop means to address their needs effectively. The Trusts’ Elder Spring Response System was designed with a vision to improve the quality of life of the elderly. We are thankful to the Government of Telangana, the police department, and all our partners for collectively working towards a common goal, and making this vision their own.” Abhishek Poduri, Zonal Head – South, Tata Trusts, and Director of Vijayavahini Charitable Foundation (VCF), said, “Tata Trusts aims to play a transformational role in the geriatric care segment by focusing on critical gap areas and creating an empathetic ecosystem. The goal is to improve the quality of life of elderly people through caregiving, decreasing their dependency, and creating a forum for social interactions and economic activities.”last_img read more