Vasco MLA suffers stroke, hospitalised

first_imgPanaji: BJP MLA Carlos Almeida was admitted to a private hospital on Thursday after he suffered a minor stroke.Shekhar Salkar, senior doctor at Manipal Hospital, said Mr. Almeida’s condition was stable. The MLA from Vasco da Gama had complained of chest pain before falling unconscious at his residence. Goa BJP spokesperson Sidharth Kuncalienkar said in a press release, “[Mr. Almeida] is under observation.”last_img

Teachers strip girls to check for sanitary pads, Punjab CM orders inquiry

first_imgSome students at a government girls’ school in Punjab’s Fazilka district were allegedly stripped by teachers to check which one of them was wearing a sanitary pad, after one was found discarded in the school toilet.A video clip showed some girls crying and complaining that teachers stripped them on the premises of their school in Kundal village three days back.Two teachers were transferred and an inquiry ordered after the matter was brought to the notice of Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, an official spokesperson said on Saturday.The teachers were trying to find out which of the girls was wearing a sanitary napkin, after one was found in the school toilet, officials said. Instead, they said, the teachers should have educated the students on proper disposal of sanitary napkins.The Chief Minister directed Education Secretary Krishan Kumar to complete the investigation by Monday and take further action as necessary.The district education officer was asked to visit the school, and on questioning the students and their parents found prima facie evidence of the involvement of the two teachers.A government spokesperson said further disciplinary action, according to rules, will be taken after the students’ statements are recorded and the inquiry report received. CM Amarinder Singh asked the Education Secretary to personally monitor the investigation and update him with the final report on Monday.last_img read more

JU working with West Bengal govt. to increase shelf life of ‘Banglar Rosogolla’

first_imgJadavpur University’s Food Technology department is collaborating with the West Bengal government to increase the shelf life of Banglar Rosogolla, which got a geographical indication (GI) tag two years back, to market it internationally.A senior professor of the Food Technology department, told PTI on Sunday that the Research and Development (R and D) section has been working on the type of preservatives to use to increase the shelf life of Bengal’s delectable Rosogolla – cotton cheese ball dipped in syrup.“Our R and D department is on the job to suggest ways for increasing the shelf life of the Rosogolla by a considerable time, say six months. But, the technology transfer of the process has not yet taken place. The Animal Resources Development department of the State government will be in a better position to say when and how the delicacy will be made available in the market,” the professor said.The dessert will be manufactured using machines, he added.West Bengal’s Animal Husbandry Minister Swapan Debnath said, once the transfer of technology is completed, the State will start producing Rosogolla in automated machines at a plant using the prescribed norms set by JU experts and sell the product under the Mother Diary brand.“Initially, the first round of production will not be delivered in the market. Experts will carry out research on it and once they give us the nod after considering the taste and quality of the product, our Rasogolla will hit the market,” he said.No specific time frame has been set for this.West Bengal was given the GI tag for the Banglar Rasogolla on November 14, 2017.The State government held a ‘Rosogolla Fair’ to popularise the sweetmeat in 2018 and observed ‘Rosogolla Day’ on November 14, 2019 at the ‘Misti Hub’, a popular sweetmeat makers hub in New Town area.last_img read more

Ravena lauds Standhardinger’s efforts in Gilas cadets’ opener win

first_imgLATEST STORIES Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul READ: SEA Games: Gilas cadets survive Thailand“People have to understand it’s not easy travelling from one country to another one in a different time zone, and playing right away,” said Ravena.“Christian’s really a big help both defensively, and offensively. And it’s a big deal that you have a big guy who fights for every possession.”ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Ravena on scare vs Thais: ‘We didn’t expect we would play that bad’ READ: Standhardinger signs with Hong Kong in ABLAnd Standhardinger’s efforts didn’t go unnoticed.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingPhoto from Fiba.com“We have to give credit to Christian for grinding it out and he really sacrificed for the glory of our country,” said shooting guard Kiefer Ravena in Filipino Monday at Sunway Putra Hotel here.Standhardinger was only given a few days to settle in the Philippines after playing in Lebanon for the Fiba Asia Cup before he flew to Malaysia just in time for the SEA Games’ opening ceremonies. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. KUALA LUMPUR–—Christian Standhardinger had just a few days to rest between his duties in the Fiba Asia Cup and the 2017 Southeast Asian Games, yet the Filipino-German big man was able to contribute right away.Gilas’ hulking center put up a 15-point, 10-rebound double-double to lead Gilas Pilipinas to a hardfought 81-74 win over Thailand in the basketball opener of the regional games.ADVERTISEMENT Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Ravena lauds Standhardinger’s efforts in Gilas cadets’ opener win3K viewsSportsVentuno Web Player 4.51 MOST READ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claimlast_img read more

Asian Games: Bajrang Punia wins India’s first Gold medal (VIDEO)

first_imgAdvertisementBajrang Punia, who is India’s biggest medal hope in men’s wrestling delivered on his commitment on the first day of the Asian Games. Punia won the gold medal in the 65 kg freestyle wrestling event by beating Japan’s Daichi Takatani 11-8 in the final bout.The start wasn’t the best for the Commonwealth Games gold medallist Punia who was trailing 0-3, but Punia dominated his way back into the game to defeat the Japanese.The 24-year-old Indian had won three consecutive gold medals – CWG (Gold Coast), Tbilisi Grand Prix (Georgia) and Yasar Dogu International (Istanbul) — ahead of the Asian Games.En route to his gold medal bout, Bajrang defeated Khasanov Sirojiddin (Uzbekistan), Fayziev Abdulqosim (Tajikistan) and Batchuluun Batmagnai (Mongolia).Bajrang has been training under the guidance of four-time Olympian Yogeshwar Dutt since his early days as a wrestler.Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated wrestler Bajrang Punia for his “memorable” win today in the Asian Games, winning India her first gold medal.Congratulations @BajrangPunia for the memorable victory in the 65 kg freestyle wrestling. This win is even more special because it is India’s first Gold in the @asiangames2018. Best wishes for your future endeavours. #AsianGames2018— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 19, 2018Meanwhile, Sandeep Tomar made it to the quarterfinals of the 57 kg Freestyle event after a 12-8 win against Turkmenistan’s Rustem Nazarov.VIDEO:Catch the last one minute of #BajrangPunia’s fantastic bout.What amazing resilience from the Indian. He held on in face of stiff competition and won the 65kg GOLD.Bajrang Punia- India’s newest hero | @PuniaBajrang | #AsianGames2018 | @OGQ_India pic.twitter.com/NXjANWkoup— The Bridge (@TheBridge_IN) August 19, 2018Also Read-Asian Games: Sushil Kumar Suffers Shocking First-round Defeat Advertisementlast_img read more

Rangers Face Lightning Ending

first_imgTAMPA, Fla. — Steven Stamkos knows what it’s like to come close to getting to the Stanley Cup finals and wind up not playing on the NHL’s biggest stage.It happened to the Tampa Bay Lightning four years ago, and the three-time All-Star is determined to not let another opportunity slip away.After a slow start to the playoffs, the high-scoring team captain helped the speedy Lightning push the New York Rangers to the brink of elimination from the Eastern Conference finals.Game 6 is the night of May 26 at Amalie Arena. A Lightning victory will send Tampa Bay to the Cup finals for the second time in franchise history. And the Rangers are looking to extend the series to a seventh game, which would be played Friday night in New York.“You kind of have to realize where you are and kind of use that as a little bit of motivation,” Stamkos said. “The harsh reality is, some guys in this room may never get the chance to get this far again. Hopefully everybody does, but you never know in this sport.”Stamkos knows first-hand. He and defenseman Victor Hedman are the only players remaining from the Tampa Bay team that came within one victory of playing in the Cup finals in 2011. The Lightning lost Game 7 to Boston 1-0 and didn’t win another playoff game until this year.The two-time Maurice Richard Trophy winner was a young, rising star on that team. Now, he’s one of the league’s most prolific scorers, leading a club that’s flourished in the playoffs even when Stamkos has struggled to score.After failing to find the back of the net in Tampa Bay’s first eight games this postseason, Stamkos has scored in seven of the past 10 to help the Lightning eliminate Montreal in the second round and take a 3-2 series lead over the Rangers.New York overcame a 3-1 deficit to eliminate the Washington Capitals in the second round. They’ve been a resilient team in reaching the conference finals three of the past four years, and say they believe they’re capable of taking the series back to Madison Square Garden.“We’ve obviously been in a few of these situations in the past and are very confident that our group is going to enjoy the opportunity and enjoy the challenge, get ready for it and come up with a good game,” Rangers coach Alain Vigneault said.“We know the situation we’re in,” New York center Derek Stepan added. “We have to stay confident.”Stamkos had a goal for the fourth straight game, added an assist on May 24, to key Tampa Bay’s 2-0 victory in Game 5.The 25-year-old had 43 goals during the regular season and has been overshadowed for much of the playoff run by the Lightning’s young, high-scoring “Triplets” line of Tyler Johnson, Ondrej Palat and Nikita Kucherov, who’ve combined for 25 of 44 goals in 18 games.But coach Jon Cooper and Stamkos’ teammates insist he’s played well throughout, making important contributions in areas other than scoring.“I think it’s funny how it works, because the spotlight is on you so often that everybody just expects greatness all the time. To become great, you do fail sometimes. And he’s great. But you don’t get there by just success. It’s the guys that fight through failure that rise to the top,” Cooper said.“Not that he’s failed, but he gets criticized when he doesn’t score a goal,” Cooper added. “You have to look at what the other team’s trying to do, too. It’s not like they’re putting their eighth pairing defensemen against Stammer. He gets the top guys. … As this playoff has gone on, Stammer just continues to rise to the occasion.”And that’s what the Rangers have to do to keep their season alive.Henrik Lundqvist rebounded from allowing 12 combined goals in Games 2 and 3 to shut down the Lightning in Game 4. He didn’t play poorly in Game 5, and his reputation for excellence in crucial situations is well known.The Rangers are 3-0 in elimination games this postseason.“Obviously it’s a little different stage than the one we were on before. But a lot of the same things need to be done in order to get ourselves back into it,” Stepan said.“We know how much work it took to get back in the Washington series,” Stepan added. “It’s going to take just as much work in this series.”Stamkos doesn’t expect the Rangers to be an easy out.“They’re a resilient group. We’ve seen that all series. We’ve seen that all year. They’re the best team in the regular season for a reason,” Stamkos said.“These guys went to the Cup finals last year,” the Lightning star added. “How many times have they been down this series and come back? … We understand the magnitude of the next game, and we’re going to get their best game, there is no question about it.”(FRED GOODALL, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Hardeep Puri gets civil aviation, Kiren Rijiju replaces Rajyavardhan Rathore as sports minister

first_imgHardeep Puri, earlier serving as the Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Housing and Urban Affairs from 2017, has been given charge of Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Civil Aviation, replacing Jayant Sinha.Rajyavardhan Rathore has also been replaced by Kiren Rijiju as the Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, in the new cabinet.The cabinet reshuffle saw major changes like Amit Shah taking over as the home minister, Rajnath Singh being given charge of the defence ministry and Nirmala Sitharaman as the first woman finance minister after Indira Gandhi.Union ministers Ravi Shankar Prasad and Piyush Goyal retained their respective ministries — law and railways.The cabinet reshuffle took place after Narendra Modi took oath as the prime minister for the second time with a massive mandate in the Lok Sabha 2019 polls.ALSO READ: Amit Shah is Home Minister, Rajnath is Defence Minister: Full list of new portfolios in Modi govtALSO WATCH: Narendra Modi begins his second innings as PM; Amit Shah takes oath as Cabinet minister; morelast_img read more

a month ago​Historic milestone for Barcelona and TikTok

first_imgTagsSpanish Football NewsAbout the authorIan FerrisShare the loveHave your say ​Historic milestone for Barcelona and TikTokby Ian Ferrisa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona has become the first football club to reach a million followers on TikTok (https://www.tiktok.com/@fcbarcelona), the short-form mobile video platform, reports www.fcbusiness.co.ukLaunched in July this year, in just two months, Barça has overtaken other international teams that were on the channel long before Barça came onto the scene. Barça was officially launched on TikTok on July 19, the same day that the first team returned for preseason training. Since then, its acceptance among TikTok’s community has been nothing short of spectacular, with an average of over 15,000 new followers every day.Apart from this upward tendency, the club also leads the way in terms of content-related interactions: the Barça account has gathered a total of 7.2 million ‘likes’, which apart from video views is another indicator about the engagement generated with the fans. Short-form football video content on TikTok receives a great reception among users, mainly the Z generation and Millennials.More than the symbolic achievement of reaching a million followers, this reflects the leading position of FC Barcelona in the digital ecosystem of social networks, where it has 340 million followers and is the only sports club to get more than 1,000 million interactions in the 2018/19 season. last_img read more

Megamart a Solid Investment in Jamaica – PM

first_imgPrime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, has welcomed the official opening of a new MegaMart store in Mandeville, which she said, will provide a host of economic opportunities. In addition to employment, local producers are expected to supply the store with an estimated $500 million in produce annually. The Prime Minister praised the MegaMart chain of wholesale clubs, under the leadership of entrepreneur Gassan Azan Jr., for its “solid investment, which creates real growth and opportunities for the people.” “In economic times like these, this investment serves to remind us that we cannot curse the darkness and wait to die,” Mrs. Simpson Miller said on Wednesday, February 27, as she addressed the store’s official opening. She noted that the MegaMart stores, which now stand at four, last year purchased over $1.5 billion in local produce and has provided more than 1,000 direct jobs through a host of local producers. She further added that the stores are a lifeline for many farmers in the nation’s bread-basket regions. The Prime Minister pointed out that despite challenges, the agricultural sector continues to grow, noting that in 2012, total crop production across the island increased significantly in areas such as vegetables, yams, potatoes, fruit and legumes, with over 600,000 tonnes of the crops produced. She also reported that real value added for agriculture, forestry and fishing grew by 2.9 per cent last year, relative to 2011, while the gross output for traditional export crops and other agricultural crops grew by 1.7 per cent and 2.4 per cent, respectively. There was also growth in animal farming. In the meantime, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of MegaMart, Gassan Azan, Jr. said the store’s opening, in the midst of the economic challenges facing the country, shows that it is quite possible to reap great success amidst adversity. Mr. Azan pledged the support of the MegaMart family, to “do everything possible to ensure that Jamaica is firmly set on the path of sustained economic growth and job creation.” He also promised the company’s continued investment in the “real economy” of Jamaica as it has been doing for the last 13 years. Also participating in the official event were Minister of National Security and Member of Parliament for Central Manchester, Hon. Peter Bunting; Mayor of Mandeville, Brenda Ramsay; Custos of Manchester, Sally Porteous; President of the Manchester Chamber of Commerce, Wendy Freckleton; and President and Chief Executive Officer, Bank of Nova Scotia Jamaica. Ltd, Bruce Bowen.last_img read more

US Navy Scraps Historic Aircraft Carrier

first_imgzoom The U.S. Navy on December 22 awarded a contract for the towing and dismantling of the decommissioned aircraft carrier Ranger (CV 61) to International Shipbreaking, Ltd.Under the contract, the company will be paid USD 0.01, a price that reflects the net price proposed by International Shipbreaking, Inc., which considered the estimated proceeds from the sale of the scrap metal to be generated from dismantling.The ship will be towed from the Navy’s inactive ships maintenance facility in Bremerton, Washington, to International Shipbreaking, Ltd.’s ship dismantling facility in Brownsville, Texas, for complete dismantling and recycling.The ship is expected to depart Bremerton via tow in January or February, and arrive in Brownsville after four to five months. The ship is too large for passage through the Panama Canal and must be towed around South America.Ranger was the third Forrestal-class aircraft carrier to be built. The ship was laid down August 2, 1954, by Newport News Shipbuilding & Drydock Co., Newport News, Virginia, and commissioned at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard, August 10, 1957. Ranger was the only ship of the Forrestal class to spend its entire career in the Pacific. The ship made a total of 22 Western Pacific deployments, was an active participant in the Vietnam War, and was the only West Coast-based carrier to deploy in support of Operation Desert Storm.Ranger was decommissioned July 10, 1993, after more than 35 years of service. It served as a retention asset for potential future reactivation until stricken from the Naval Vessel Register, March 8, 2004, and redesigned for donation. After eight years on donation hold, the USS Ranger Foundation was unable to raise the necessary funds to convert the ship into a museum or to overcome the physical obstacles of transporting her up the Columbia River to Fairview, Oregon. As a result, Ranger was removed from the list of ships available for dismantling and designated for dismantling.The Navy said that while there are many veterans with strong desires that the Navy not scrap the ship they served on, there were no states, municipalities or nonprofit organizations with a viable plan seeking to save the ship. The Navy cannot donate a vessel unless the application fully meets the Navy’s minimum requirements for donation, and cannot retain inactive ships indefinitely.Image: US Navylast_img read more

Mauritania Refuses Entry to US AntiSlavery Activists

Rabat – Twelve anti-slavery activists from the United States have been denied entry to Mauritania, the country’s government announced on Sunday.The activists work with the Chicago-based Abolition Institute, an organization campaigning against what they call slavery in Mauritania, and Rainbow/PUSH, a social justice NGO founded by Reverend Jesse Jackson.They arrived at Nouakchout airport on Friday for an intended week-long visit but were refused visas to enter Mauritania. Mohamed Lemine Ould Cheikh, Mauritania’s Minister of Culture and government spokesperson, said that the activists were denied visa of entry to Mauritania soil because “their program is contrary” to local laws.“Mauritanian authorities were not consulted over this program,” said Ould Cheikh. “It included only meetings with people who were carefully chosen and who who happen to have a particular agenda.”The US Embassy, which Ould Cheikh said had been informed of the visa denial, had previously expressed its concern that Mauritania would not let the campaigners enter.Ould Cheikh said that Mauritanian authorities had worked with human rights organizations in the past, including US State Department missions.Slavery was officially abolished in Mauritania in 1981 and criminalized in 2007, and the government claims that the practice has been eradicated. However, local and foreign NGOs maintain the opposite.The Abolition Institute estimates there are 155,600 people enslaved in Mauritania today.Several local anti-slavery activists, including the prominent figure Biram Dah Abeid, head of l’Initiative pour la Résurgence du Mouvement Abolitionniste (IRA), have been arrested and prosecuted for campaigning against what they call the ongoing practice of slavery in the country.Abeid has been nicknamed “Mauritania’s Martin Luther King” for his activism in defending the rights of the local black community. Known as “Haratine,” they are descendants of slaves, and Abeid and other activists say that many of them are still subjected to practices similar to those forced upon their forefathers. read more

Real talks on Council reform may begin this year Assembly President says

The Council was last enlarged in 1965 when its membership was increased from 11, including the five permanent members – China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom and United States – to 15, at a time when the UN only had 118 Members States.Today the UN has 192 members, but attempts over the past 18 years to enlarge the Council have become bogged down in how many additional seats should be created, whether some should be permanent, and whether these should have veto powers. At present the 10 non-permanent members are elected for two-year terms and have no veto powers.“The situation for the moment is quite complex still and I hope that during this year we will at least be able to bring the negotiations, real negotiations under way,” Mr. Deiss told a news conference at UN Headquarters in New York.He noted that Ambassador Zahir Tanin of Afghanistan, who has been overseeing the negotiations on Council reform, last month presented a paper giving an overview of the positions of all Member States, received further input and is expected to produce a new paper by March.The so-called G4 (Group of Four) – Germany, Brazil, India and Japan – have been considered potential new permanent members, while Africa is also seeking two permanent members.While decisions of the current 15-member Council are binding, those of the 192–member General Assembly are not, and many members have called for further empowering the Assembly.Outlining the Assembly’s programme in the coming months, Mr. Deiss cited a High-Level Meeting on HIV/AIDS from 8 to 10 June, a review of the work of key UN organs and revitalization of the Assembly, and high-level meetings in September on curbing non-communicable diseases, desertification and the follow-up to the 2001 World Conference against Racism in Durban, South Africa. 17 January 2011General Assembly President Joseph Deiss said today he hopes “real negotiations” may at last get under way this year in the almost two-decades-long process to enlarge the Security Council, bringing the United Nations body whose decisions are binding into line with the Organization’s current membership. read more

With talks at impasse Israelis Palestinians must carefully consider next steps UN

“We cannot rush the parties back to the table without the proper parameters in place,” Oscar Fernandez-Taranco, Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs, told the 15-member body. “The current pause in the talks allows for both parties to consider their next steps, developing on the intensive engagement by the [United States] over the past nine months,” he said.Of the Israeli/Palestinian situation, Mr. Fernandez-Taranco said that little had changed since the Council held its last quarterly all-day debate on 29 April, after the parties missed a deadline to reach agreement on core issues and Israel decided to break off talks after a Fatah-Hamas unity deal.In that meeting, Robert Serry, UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, had warned the Council that a political stalemate following intensive US engagement has endangered what many saw as perhaps the last chance to achieve the long-sought two-State solution.Meanwhile, Mr. Fernandez-Taranco reported, discussions continued on the implementation of the intra-Palestinian unity agreement, which the UN supports with the proviso that a future Government abide by such previous Palestinian commitments as recognition of Israel and adherence to non-violence.In addition, he said, on 2 and 7 May, five of the nine core human rights treaties, plus one substantive protocol, entered into force following last month’s deposit of “instruments of accession” by the Palestinian Authority.“The High Commissioner for Human Rights commends the commitment of the State of Palestine to be bound by the international human rights standards contained in these treaties,” he said. Turning to violence on the ground, he reported that the parties had avoided escalation in the past weeks although worrying trends continued, with many Palestinians arrested or injured during demonstrations on 15 May, the 66th anniversary of what Palestinians call “Nakba Day.” He said that the UN is calling for a credible Israeli investigation of the shooting deaths of two stone-throwing Palestinian teenagers on that day.Also providing a brief update on the situations in Gaza and Lebanon, Mr. Fernandez-Taranco called for a structural solution to Gaza’s energy problems and urged a moratorium on the death penalty there. On Lebanon, he reiterated the need for timely elections, given that the term of the current president expires 25 May. read more

Woman who accused Ched Evans of rape used same phrase during sex

first_imgChed Evans is accused of raping a woman in 2011. His original conviction was quashed Ched Evans was jailed for five years but his conviction was later quashed on appeal Ched Evans is accused of raping a woman in 2011. His original conviction was quashedCredit:Steve Parsons/PA  Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. The woman who accused footballer Ched Evans of raping her slept with another man two weeks after the alleged incident and used the same phrases during sex, a court has heard.Giving evidence in the player’s retrial at Cardiff Crown Court, the man who cannot be named for legal reasons, said he had gone home with the complainant “two or three times” and believed she was lying about having being raped by the player in a hotel in Rhyl in May 2011.center_img Ched Evans was jailed for five years but his conviction was later quashed on appealCredit:Steve Parsons/PA But under cross examination from the prosecution, he denied being motivated by the £50,000 reward offered by Evans for information that would lead to his acquittal.Simon Medland QC, prosecuting, asked him: “Have you received any money?”The witness replied “no”, but Mr Medland pressed on: “Would you agree with me that £50,000 is a lot of money,” to which the man agreed “yeah”.Mr Medland also accused him of “inventing” the phrase that Evans had told jurors the woman had called out during sex.Mr Medland said: “You invented that phrase out of a desire to help Ched Evans. She did not say that to you did she?”The witness replied: “She did.”Evans was convicted of raping the woman after joining in while she was having sex with his best friend, Clayton McDonald in a hotel room in Rhyl, North Wales.The original conviction was quashed by the Court of Appeal however and a retrial ordered after the footballer claimed to have found new evidence that the woman was lying.Evans told jurors that the woman had not seemed drunk and he had not had any concerns about her not consenting.The trial continues. But the key defence witness, who did not give evidence at the original trial, denied coming forward after the footballer offered a £50,000 reward for fresh information,.Prosecutors claim the woman, who was 19 at the time was too drunk to consent to sex with Evans and had no memory of doing so.But the witness said the woman, who he had known for a number of years, had once woken up in bed with him with no memory of what had happened the night before.He told the jury that she had used the same sexual phrase that Evans had claimed she had used while with him and believed she was lying about not consenting.last_img read more

Police hunt jogger after woman pushed into path of oncoming bus

first_imgA 33-year-old woman was lucky to escape serious injury when she fell in front of a bus after colliding with a jogger, police have said.Dramatic CCTV of the incident shows a man running along Putney Bridge, west London, and appearing to push the woman into the road.The oncoming bus is forced to swerve into the adjacent lane to avoid hitting her.Investigating officer Sergeant Mat Knowles said: “The victim was put in extreme danger when she was knocked into the road.”It was only due to the superb quick reactions of the bus driver that she was not hit by the vehicle.”The Metropolitan Police said the bus stopped and passengers tended to the woman – who received minor injuries – following the incident on Friday, May 5 at about 7.40am.Officers said the jogger ran the other way across the bridge around 15 minutes later and the victim attempted to speak to him, but “he did not acknowledge her”.An appeal has been launched for witnesses or anyone who recognises the jogger in the CCTV.The jogger is described as white in his early to mid-30s, with brown eyes and short brown hair.He was wearing a light grey T-shirt and dark blue shorts. Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111. asacenter_img Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

Tuluksak Man Arrested For Alleged Arson

first_imgA Tuluksak man is under arrest after he allegedly set fire to a home in Kwethluk.The incident happened Tuesday. Troopers say 21-year-old Ferdinand Andrew had been upset with the occupants of the house and splashed gasoline on theexterior door and lit it on fire.The residents and neighbors were able to put the fire out with minimal damage. There were no injuries.A plastic container with gasoline inside was found at the scene. When troopers contacted Andrew he was wearing clothing that matched the description given by witnesses.Andrew is charged with Arson in the 2nd degree and violating conditions of release.He was transported to the Yukon Kuskokwim Correctional Center where he awaits arraignment.last_img

Wife murders husband with the help of boyfriend in Chittoor

first_imgChittoor: The police have confirmed that wife Mogilamma has murdered her husband Mestri Ramdas with the help of her boyfriend. Speaking to media on Tuesday, CI Laxmikant Reddy and SI Shaikshavali said that Umapati who belong to Dharmarajapuram village in Chittapara Panchayat of Gudipala Mandal is in a living relationship with Mogilamma for some time. Also Read – TDP to open shelters for victims of attacks Advertise With Us In this contest, Mogilamma has given more than Rs 1 lakh to boyfriend. She thought that her husband Ramdas would ask for the money, and he has become an obstacle to their affairs. According to the plan, she has decided to murder her husband. On 18th of this month, when the drunken husband returned home at midnight, Mogilamma tied his hands with the help of the boyfriend. Later she grabbed the legs, and Umapati sliced the throat of Ramdas with a knife. The accused were arrested and taken to remand with the court orders.last_img read more

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first_img by The Associated Press Posted Jan 23, 2018 4:53 am PDT Last Updated Jan 23, 2018 at 7:00 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email LONDON – Hundreds of mourners gathered in Dolores O’Riordan’s Irish hometown Tuesday for the funeral of the Cranberries singer, who died last week at the age of 46.The funeral mass at the parish church of St. Ailbe in Ballybricken, southwest Ireland, opened with a recording of “Ave Maria,” sung by O’Riordan and Luciano Pavarotti. Items associated with the singer, including a guitar and a platinum disc, were laid at the altar.Canon Liam McNamara said “no words are adequate to describe Dolores or to accurately state the influence for good she has been over the years.”“Now she is singing in the heavenly choir — hymns of petition for us,” he said.Mourners included O’Riordan’s bandmates, her ex-husband Don Burton and their three children, and the singer’s mother and siblings.O’Riordan was found dead in a London hotel room on Jan. 16. A coroner is awaiting test results to determine the cause of death.The Cranberries formed in Limerick, Ireland at the end of the 1980s and had international hits with songs including “Dream,” ”Linger” and “Zombie.”Kieran O’Reilly, the archbishop of Cashel and Emly, told mourners that O’Riordan’s voice was “unique, far reaching and distinctly Irish.”“Her gifts have resonated in the lives of many and will continue to do so as her music and her songs will continue to be played and listened to,” he said.Mourners broke into applause as the singer’s coffin was carried out of the church to the strains of The Cranberries’ song “When You Are Gone.” Pallbearers carry the coffin of Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan during her funeral at Saint Ailbe’s Church, Ballybricken, Ireland, Tuesday Jan. 23, 2018. Mourners have gathered Tuesday in Dolores O’Riordan’s Irish home town for the funeral of the 46-year old Cranberries singer, who was found dead in a London hotel room on Jan. 16. (Niall Carson/PA via AP) center_img Bandmates, family attend funeral of Cranberries singerlast_img read more

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