Tripura MLA booked on allegations of raping a tribal girl

first_imgPolice have launched a probe, into the allegation of rape, against Dhananjoy Tripura (29), Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura (IPFT) MLA. He has been charged with the allegations of raping a tribal girl, deceiving her with the promise of marriage.Mr. Tripura was the elected nominee of IPFT, coalition partner of BJP, from Raima Valley tribal reserved constituency in Dhalai district in Assembly elections last year.The tribal girl registered the case at Mandwai police station, 20km east of Agartala, on Sunday. In her complaint, the girl informed that they were having an affair for the past couple of years.“He [Dhananjoy] gave promise of marriage and developed a physical relationship with me. He raped me several times at a residence in Abhaynagar locality in Agartala”, she alleged adding that the MLA recently discarded her.The girl hails from Mandwai area where she lodged a complaint in the local police station. Police, however, transferred the case registered under Sections 417 and 376 of IPC to East Agartala Women Police Station as ‘place of occurrence’ was within its jurisdiction.Police arranged for medical examination of the girl and have her statement recorded before a magistrate on Monday. It is learnt that before complaining to the police, she approached IPFT President Narendra Chandra Debbarma, also a senior Minister in State’s coalition government, for redress.Meanwhile, Dhanajoy Tripura termed allegations as part of a ‘political conspiracy’ to malign him and the Party. He has even threatened to sue complainant with defamation charge.Senior IPFT leaders refused to comment on the allegations against their MLA. Opposition Congress and CPI(M) demanded his immediate arrest.last_img read more

Amendment Bills for 2 Labour Acts likely to be placed in Parl

first_imgHyderabad, Jul 16 (PTI) Amendment bills for two labour acts may be placed in Parliament soon and the Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act-1986 which has already been tabled in Rajya Sabha may be passed during the upcoming monsoon session, Union Minister Bandaru Dattatreya today said.The Labour minister said amendments to Maternity Benefit Act and Workmen Compensation Act are likely to go to cabinet for approval and subsequent placement before Parliament for passage.”I expect the two Amendment Bills may be placed before the Cabinet for approval. Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act-1986 is already in Rajya Sabha. I hope that it would be passed during the monsoon session,” Dattratreya told reporters in a press conference.Speaking about his recent trip to China where he participated in G-20 Labour Ministers conference, the minister said all the participating countries appreciated the initiative taken by the Indian government on skill development and employment generation.Replying to a query, he said the central government has so far sanctioned Rs 587 crore to Telangana as suggested by the 14th Finance Commission.He also said a team of senior officials from the Ministry of Commerce will soon visit Telangana to examine the proposal of setting up two parks for Turmeric and Chilies and development of Textiles at Gadwal and Pochampalli regions in the state. PTI GDK DK RCJ BASlast_img read more

Patriots blitz Darnold, Jets 33-0 to remain undefeated

first_imgNBA to livestream select games in PH for free on Facebook Watch, Twitter Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ LATEST STORIES Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ This jewelry designer is also an architect Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical They also swept the two-game season series against their AFC East rivals for the fourth straight year, outscoring the Jets (1-5) 63-14 in the two meetings this year.And, the top-ranked Patriots defense was a big reason in this one.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practiceDarnold was the AFC offensive player of the week after leading New York to a 24-22 win over Dallas last Sunday in his return from missing three games with mononucleosis.He was miserable against New England, finishing 11 of 32 for 86 yards and a 3.6 quarterback rating. DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Becoming his own man MOST READ New England Patriots’ Terrence Brooks (25) intercepts a pass to New York Jets’ Demaryius Thomas (18) during the second half of an NFL football game, Monday, Oct. 21, 2019, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Tom Brady set the tone with a long slice-and-dice touchdown drive, New England’s blitz-happy defense forced Sam Darnold into five turnovers and the Patriots remained undefeated by cruising to a 33-0 victory over the New York Jets on Monday night.Brady threw a TD pass to Phillip Dorsett and Sony Michel ran for three scores to help the Patriots improve to 7-0 for the third time in franchise history, and first since 2015.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Virat Kohli backs Ravindra Jadeja to bamboozle New Zealand again

first_imgIndia Test captain Virat Kohli put his weight behind Ravindra Jadeja on Thursday, saying the all-rounder needs the support of the entire team to realise how good his batting is. (Virat Kohli open to Gautam Gambhir’s comeback at Eden Gardens Test)Jadeja, who has often been under the lens for his batting style in the longest format of the game, came up trumps in the first Test against New Zealand in Kanpur both with the bat and ball, scoring 42 and 50 not out and also taking six wickets in the match. (I don’t think there is anything called ‘form’, says Virat Kohli)”I think he used to think too much about Test cricket before. People have different ways of playing and we feel he should not change his batting style,” Kohli said of the left-hander who was promoted in the last game and he excelled.”Where there arises a situation when the team is playing for a draw he has to gain more confidence. But I feel he needs to feel more assured.”Jadeja took 5/73 in the first innings to puncture New Zealand’s hopes of getting anything from the tie. (Kohli, Gambhir forget ugly fights, share a joke at training)”He needs the support of the team management and fellow players. He needs to realise how good he is with the bat. The habit of regularly getting to 60 and 70 runs is important and then you will remember from your past experiences how to better yourself,” added Kohli.”He has been responding well. I am happy that he is contributing with the bat and ball. He has both skills in abundance and he is making the most of it. I hope he can continue in the same vein for the team.”advertisement’RANKINGS DON’T MOTIVATE ME’India may be one win away from regaining the No.1 ICC Test Championships slot, but Kohli says he doesn’t care about rankings, as records don’t motivate him. (Lukewarm response to second India vs New Zealand Test at Eden Gardens)”Records don’t motivate me. If you look at the Test team two years back and now, the way we are playing, it’s easy to get carried away. You forget to focus on the process if you are thinking about rankings all the time,” Kohli said.A win would propel the Indian team to the pinnacle of Test rankings. India lead the three-match series 1-0 following a 197-run win in the first Test at Kanpur.”When you start batting, you don’t think of records. That shifts your focus from the process. I think me and the team are working on the standard of our cricket.”We don’t care about rankings, it is temporary. If we are attached to that it can upset you. Things change in rankings. These things change as other teams improve. If we keep thinking about that all the time, it doesn’t help,” said the dashing right-hander.last_img read more

Kashmir cut off due to snowfall; air, road traffic affected

first_imgSrinagar, Dec 12 (PTI) The Kashmir valley was cut off from the rest of the country today as flight operations at the Srinagar airport were suspended and the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway and Mughal road were closed for traffic due to snowfall and rain.The present weather conditions in Jammu and Kashmir are likely to continue till Thursday due to a western disturbance over the state, the meteorological (MeT) office said.The 300-km long highway, the only all-weather road linking Kashmir with the rest of the country, was closed following heavy rains and snowfall at several places, including the Jawahar Tunnel, and incidents of shooting stones near Panthal.In Jammu, the Mughal road, connecting Poonch and Rajouri with south Kashmirs Shopian district, was also closed after heavy snowfall in Pir Ki Gali.”The highway and the Mughal road are closed for the second day today. The highway was closed due to heavy snowfall at the Jawahar Tunnel, the Patnitop and Ramban areas and landslides at Pathiyal. There has been heavy snowfall in Pir Ki Gali and other areas en route Mughal road,” police officials said.In the states summer capital, flight services to and fro from the Srinagar International Airport were hit due to poor visibility caused by the heavy snowfall, airport authorities said.Director, Srinagar airport, Sharad Kumar said, “Air traffic to and fro from the airport has been suspended due to low visibility. There has been no improvement in the visibility around the airport so far.””We are monitoring the situation. If visibility improves, we will resume flight operations,” he said.advertisementHowever, in Gulmarg, the coldest in Jammu and Kashmir at minus 6.5 degrees Celsius, the spell of snowfall brightened prospects for winter sports as nearly four feet of snow accumulated at the ski resort.Srinagar, which is experiencing intermittent rains since morning, received snowfall till 10 am, while heavy snowfall was recorded in Sonamarg and Baltal, base camps of the annual Amarnath Yatra in central Kashmir, the MeT office said.Moderate snowfall was reported from across south Kashmir, including Pahalgam, a tourist resort, where seven inches of snow has accumulated so far, it said, adding 3.5 feet of snow accumulated at Sonamarg.The Srinagar-Kargil, Bandipora-Gurez, Kupwara-Macchil, Kupwara-Keran and Kupwara-Karnah roads were also closed, police officials said.In Jammu, there was very heavy snowfall in the hill regions of Doda, Kishtwar, Ramban, Kathua, Rajouri, Reasi and Poonch districts, due to which some inter-district and inter- state roads were closed.Kargil in Kashmir recorded minus 3 degrees Celsius, Leh minus 1.4 degrees Celsius, Kokernag minus 0.6 degrees Celsius, Srinagar minus 0.2 degrees.The MeT has forecast more snow and rain in the valley over the next few days. PTI MIJ AB ANBlast_img read more

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BAM to Build Aqaba New LNG Terminal (Jordan)

first_img此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 My location zoom Aqaba Development Corporation (ADC) has awarded BAM International, the operating company of Royal BAM Group active outside of Europe, a design and construct contract to build the Aqaba New Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Terminal, 18 kilometres south of Aqaba.The contract value is approximately €47 million. The contract includes the design and construction of an LNG jetty with approach trestle, including the mechanical, engineering and piping services. BAM International and its local joint venture partner MAG Engineering & Contracting Co. will complete this project in 15 months. The civil works are designed by BAM’s engineering company DMC.The LNG Terminal forms part of ADC’s plan for developing Aqaba’s Energy Ports. The Government has tasked ADC to develop Jordan’s energy intake capabilities to ensure a consistent supply of energy fuels such as oil, LNG and LPG.BAM has recently completed the extension of Aqaba Container Terminal (for APMT and ADC) just north of this new LNG Terminal, a key development in Jordan. More south BAM is currently building the quay wall (scheduled for completion early 2014) for the Aqaba New Port project, a second port in line with the country’s economic master plan. Print  Close BAM, November 4, 2013last_img read more

Celebrity Cruises Not Liable for Trivia Game Accident

first_imgzoomIllustration; Image Courtesy: Pixabay under CC0 Creative Commons license Celebrity Cruises, a part of the Miami-based Royal Caribbean Cruises, has won an appeal of a personal injury lawsuit after a passenger sued the company.Namely, the U.S. Eleventh Circuit panel affirmed the dismissal of the negligence suit against Celebrity Cruises that was brought by the passenger who was injured while playing a music trivia game aboard the cruise company’s Celebrity Infinity ship.Court papers showed that the Plaintiff, Janet Krug, hit her head on the edge of a stage during a music trivia game in January 2016. She suffered serious injuries and had to be air-lifted off of the ship to undergo surgery, according to court papers.Plaintiff subsequently sued Defendant, asserting one count of negligence and one count of vicarious liability. Specifically, she alleged that Defendant was negligent for creating an unreasonably dangerous condition and failing to warn passengers about it. The parties filed cross motions for summary judgment.The district court denied Plaintiff’s motion and granted Defendant’s motion. In granting Defendant’s motion for summary judgment, the district court first concluded that Defendant had no duty to warn Plaintiff of any alleged danger in playing the tiebreaker game because it was open and obvious.The court then concluded, however, that even if the risks inherent in the tiebreaker game were not apparent, Plaintiff had failed to present any evidence showing that Defendant had actual or constructive notice of the allegedly dangerous condition. Moreover, Plaintiff failed to establish that Plaintiff’s operation of the game violated industry standards.Finally, the court declined to rule on Defendant’s motion to strike the opinions of Plaintiff’s experts because the experts merely speculated about what could have caused Plaintiff to fall and therefore their opinions were insufficient to withstand summary judgment, in any event.After Plaintiff appealed that order, the three-judge panel affirmed the dismissal of the suit finding the cruise operator had no duty to warn passengers about the potential risks of the game.last_img read more

Fix could be delayed for Cape Breton town plagued by stinky sewage

first_imgINVERNESS, N.S. — Residents of a small community in Cape Breton are worried they’ll have to suffer through another year of putrid fumes wafting from an overworked sewage lagoon despite a highly publicized public protest.Rose Mary MacDonald, president of the Inverness Development Association, says town council approved a plan in August that calls for completion of the final design for a new sewage treatment plant by November.However, MacDonald says a provincial funding application for the new plant has yet to be submitted to the federal government, which means construction probably won’t be completed until the end of next summer.The provincial Municipal Affairs Department couldn’t immediately be reached for comment.The former coal mining town is known for its two world-class golf resorts, but the stench from the lagoon has often left residents — and some golfers — gagging.The fetid facility is adjacent to Cabot Links, which opened in 2011 — marking the start of the revival of a hardscrabble town that withered after its last coal mine closed in the 1990s.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Forced sterilizations on Indigenous women hits international spotlight

first_imgHolly MooreAPTN InvestigatesThe forced sterilization of Indigenous women and girls in Canada was in the spotlight at an international human rights commission hearing this week.Lawyers Alisa Lombard and Jamesy Patrick, associates with Maurice Law, presented to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) on Tuesday, Feb. 27 in Bogotá, Colombia. The principal mandate of the IACHR is to protect human rights in the Americas and conduct investigations in participating countries, which includes Canada.LINK: What is the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR)?Lombard told commissioners about the history of forced sterilizations, coerced abortions and other forms of reproductive violence against Indigenous women in Canada.“There is evidence that the forced sterilization of Indigenous women has been a consistent practice in Canada since the 1930’s into modern times.” she told commissioners in a statement obtained by APTN Investigates.LINK: Full statement to IACHRMore than 50 women have come forward to Maurice Law since July 2017, according to the statement.“The cases of these courageous women who have come forward make clear that discrimination and biases have operated with impunity to undermine professional ethics and the standard of care owed to every woman,” Lombard said.She urged the “commission to assist in holding governments and those responsible for decades of force sterilization perpetrated against Indigenous women and girls to account.”Reported harms of Indigenous women and girls include sterility, mental anguish, suicide, hormonal imbalances and a decreased sense of being valued as a woman.The statement also includes a number of requests to the federal, provincial governments, health authorities and regulatory bodies like the colleges of physicians and surgeons to root out racial discrimination and provide training.Health Canada is asked specifically to “ produce an information brochure for health care providers,” to produce “guidance regarding sterilization procedures” and create documents that ensure “proper and informed consent.”Reported cases include coerced abortion and suicideA December 2017 letter requesting the hearing included cases like that of a 15-year old girl who suffered irreparable damage after termination of a pregnancy was performed without proper or informed consent.LINK: Letter of request to IACHR Another example involved a young Indigenous woman who was promised that her children would be returned to her from foster care if she consented to sterilization. She died by suicide 10 months later, according to the request.None of the allegations have been proven in court.Maurice Law now represents 55 women in a class-action lawsuit filed in October 2017 against the Province of Saskatchewan, the federal government, health regions and even the individual physicians involved, alleging forced sterilization.APTN has contacted the federal government for comment. More to come.last_img read more

King Mohammed VI Draws Roadmap for Progress in Africa

Rabat – King Mohammed VI has advocated for a bigger role for Africa on the world stage, expressing confidence that the continent will achieve progress, provided efforts are joined by its children.In a speech dedicated to the continent at the 10th World Policy Conference, which kicked off in Marrakech on Friday, the monarch gave further proof that Africa has become central in Morocco’s foreign policy.Africa’s Moment In his speech, King Mohammed VI said that Africa’s voice should be heard globally, and that the continent must assume a bigger role that the one assigned to it today.“Given the recent developments and the clear progress made by Africa, it is of the utmost importance that our continent be front and center of a redesigned world stage,” said the King.The King highlighted a change in Africa’s attitude, pointing to a continent more confident in itself in comparison with the past.“The era of a passive Africa suffering from a complex environment is over. A proactive Africa is replacing a submissive continent.”Africa, for the monarch, has a chance to achieve progress given its enormous potential in terms of both material and human resources.To do so, Africans need to be united, realistic, innovative and set up better policies for a brighter future, stressed the King.“It is our responsibility to foster innovative strategies and ambitious policies which should not only be based on the accomplishments that have already been made, but which should also draw inspiration from successful initiatives at global level.”Africa should not see its abundant youth as a “handicap,” urged King Mohammed VI, but rather as an “asset.”“Today, Africa’s tremendous assets in terms of human capital offer an exceptional opportunity to achieve progress,” insisted the monarch.While pressing for greater achievements, the King noted at the same time global recognition of the recent developments seen by the continent.“The undeniable progress that Africa has made has not gone unnoticed. In fact, it has been followed with growing interest by the international community,” said King Mohammed VI.For Africa to achieve prosperity and meet people’s aspirations, the King called for “inclusive human and economic development programs that are based on a regional or continental vision.”A Roadmap to ProgressWhile the King insisted that Africa has tremendous opportunities to catch up with the developed world and achieve similar goals of progress and prosperity, he nonetheless did not shy away from the challenges facing the continent.The royal speech presented a sort of roadmap to progress. The King advocated for an improvement of public policies in education, health, and vocational training. The main goal behind this is ensuring a better integration of the youth “into the socio-economic fabric” of African countries.Shaping up public policies, suggested the King, can only have a positive impact on “sustained growth that would create jobs and boost productivity.”The modern challenges facing Africa require that Africans change their way of thinking and look for modern solutions to existing problems.In the King’s suggested roadmap, a stress was made on the need for a “constructive debate” to improve local development models and fully exploit the continent’s abundant natural resources.African agriculture – a field in which Morocco has invested with agreements for the kingdom’s Office Chérifien de Phosphates (OCP) to set up industrial units – is a highly promising sector but one in need of modernization.King Mohammed VI called for a transformation of African agriculture “from primary production to agro-industrial value chains.”For Africa to fully make the most of the sector’s potentials, the King called for “revolution” in technology usage in continental agriculture, and a adjustment of “production methods” to make them better fit the local context and be “consistent with the requirements of climate change.” read more

UN agency helps set up laboratory in Ivorian port to monitor for

25 June 2010A new laboratory has been set up in the Ivorian port city of Abidjan to improve the monitoring of hazardous materials under a project backed by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) that aims to prevent a repeat of a notorious incident in which thousands of people were sickened by toxic waste. A new laboratory has been set up in the Ivorian port city of Abidjan to improve the monitoring of hazardous materials under a project backed by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) that aims to prevent a repeat of a notorious incident in which thousands of people were sickened by toxic waste.The laboratory, which has been handed over to Cote d’Ivoire’s environment ministry, is equipped to test for waste in ships entering the port, according to a press release issued by UNEP in Geneva.The agency developed the laboratory as part of a joint project with the Secretariat of the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal.UNEP said the project is the result of wider efforts by the agency to both improve waste management systems in Côte d’Ivoire and protect the West African coast from hazardous materials.In 2006 the cargo ship Probo Koala dumped 500 tons of toxic waste, belonging to the Dutch company Trafigura, at various sites – including local waterways – around Abidjan, the largest city in Côte d’Ivoire. The liquid sludge contained large quantities of hydrocarbons and toxic substances such as hydrogen sulphide and caustic soda.Official estimates indicate at least 15 people died, 69 others were hospitalized and at least 100,000 more residents complained of nausea and vomiting after inhaling fumes.In a report last year Okechukwu Ibeanu, the UN Special Rapporteur on the adverse effects of the illicit movement and dumping of toxic and dangerous products and wastes, said some areas of Abidjan had still not been decontaminated.He called for urgent steps to tackle the long-term human health and environmental effects of the incident. read more

UN chief pledges continued support for Kyrgyz recovery

Kyrgyzstan witnessed a violent uprising in April that ousted former president Kurmanbek Bakiyev. That was followed by deadly clashes in the southern part of the country in June between Kyrgyz and ethnic Uzbeks which uprooted nearly 400,000 people and sent many fleeing to neighbouring Uzbekistan.Mr. Ban and Rosa Otunbaeva discussed the political situation in the country and the upcoming parliamentary elections, when they met at UN Headquarters on the margins of the annual high-level General Debate of the General Assembly.They agreed on the importance of an inclusive and transparent vote for the stabilization and long-term development of the country, according to Mr. Ban’s spokesperson.They also discussed the status of an international commission of inquiry into the June violence. 23 September 2010Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today assured the President of Kyrgyzstan of the continued support of the United Nations for rehabilitation, recovery and reconciliation in the Central Asian nation in the wake of the crisis that erupted earlier this year. read more

UK economy bounces back in May in wake of Brexit extension

LONDON — Official figures show the British economy bounced back in May but fears remain that the country could slip into recession ahead of the revised Brexit deadline.The Office for National Statistics said Wednesday that the economy grew a monthly 0.3% in May largely because car makers ramped up production again after many went idle in April in case the original Brexit deadline ended up with Britain crashing out of the EU without a deal.In April, the British economy contracted 0.4%.In the event, the March 29 Brexit date was extended to Oct. 31.The delay has done little to lift the cloud of uncertainty surrounding the British economy, with no one sure about what will happen. As such, firms remain wary of investing.The Associated Press

DR Congo UN envoy condemns murder of family in eastern town

“This new attack against six members of the same family in Mutarule yesterday is unacceptable and I strongly condemn this crime,” declared Martin Kobler, head of the UN mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO) in a statement.Following the killings, MONUSCO forces were immediately placed on alert and are joining forces with the Congolese security forces to locate the assailants in order to bring them to justice.“The Mission has increased its patrols to better protect the population. Ensuring peace is a primarily in the hands of the Congolese. I therefore call the inhabitants of the Ruzizi plain to calm and restraint to avoid an escalation,” stressed Mr. Kobler.Just last week, Mr. Kobler briefed the UN Security Council on the situation in the DRC, saying that while the security situation there had vastly improved compared to this time last year, it remained fragile. While many “armed groups have been sent to the history books,” the DRC Government believes that there are still thousands of combatants in the country, he added. read more

Galway crowned kings of Connacht as strong secondhalf leads them past Roscommon

first_imgGalway crowned kings of Connacht as strong second-half leads them past Roscommon The Tribesmen are the first side to book their place in the Super 8s. Jun 17th 2018, 5:48 PM Sunday 17 Jun 2018, 5:48 PM 26,808 Views Follow us: 63 Comments By Kevin O’Brien Mayo crowned EirGrid Connacht U20 champions as Rossies suffer 16 point defeatO’Neill stars as Limerick produce late comeback to book Munster final spot Share65 Tweet Email Galway 0-16Roscommon 2-6Kevin O’Brien reports from Dr Hyde Park, RoscommonGALWAY LIFTED THEIR second Connacht crown in three seasons with a four-point win in a chess match with Roscommon. Source: Tommy Dickson/INPHOHe had a quiet final by his own lofty standards but captain Damien Comer stood up when it mattered and kicked two late points to lead his side to victory.Roscommon chased a goal at the far end in stoppage-time but the Tribesmen counter-attacked and late points from the excellent Ian Burke and sub Adrian Varley sealed the win.Shane Walsh enjoyed one of his finest games in the maroon jersey, scoring eight points including five vital frees on a day when Barry McHugh’s radar was off.Galway became the first side to make the Super 8s and although Kevin Walsh’s side were nowhere near their best, they dug out the win out when it mattered against the wind in the second-half.Roscommon looked in control at the break, leading a tactical battle by 1-5 to 0-5 after playing against the breeze, but they failed to score from play in the second-half.Kevin McStay’s side had a good share of chances but shot seven wides and dropped two short in the latter period. Niall Kilroy operated as a sweeper to good effect for the Rossies but once Galway started running at the defence they began to get more joy. Source: Tommy Dickson/INPHOThe hosts were dominating midfield until Cathal Compton was forced off with an injury in the 30th minute and Galway took control in that sector for the remainder of the game with Thomas Flynn influential.Despite playing against the breeze, Roscommon owned the ball in the opening half and were smart enough not to carry the ball into contact in Galway’s defensive web.McStay’s outfit were 0-4 to 0-1 in front after a tight and cagey first 16 minutes, with Galway particularly wasteful at the far end.After 22 minutes, Galway had 13 men back but Ciarain Murtagh sensed an opening and sped past Barry McHugh down the end line. He jinked inside and placed the ball low and hard past Ruairi Lavelle.Galway’s best two players in the first period, Ian Burke and Shane Walsh, kicked a brace each as they went in 1-5 to 0-5 behind at the interval. Source: Tommy Dickson/INPHORoscommon started the second-half with one score from seven shots at goal, hitting five wides and dropping one short. Galway were far more clinical at the far end and Walsh clipped over three points (one free) to leave them a point behind.Then sub Sean Armstrong intercepted a short Colm Lavin kick-out and David Murray was forced to drag down the Salthill native. Murray was black-carded and Walsh levelled it up with his eighth score of the game.Roscommon had a hint of a goal chance after a Cathal Cregg interception started a move that saw Donie Smith pick out Diarmuid Murtagh in front of goal, but the latter was bottled up by the Tribe defence. Galway countered and Burke was fouled, which handed Walsh another pointed free.Moments later Kelly tagged on their sixth straight score to leave Galway 0-11 to 1-6 in front. The Rossies were awarded when Diarmuid Murtagh was hauled down by Thomas Flynn as he raced through on goal and Conor Devaney rattled the spot kick into the top corner.Armstrong tied the game up from the next Galway attack and then Comer fired over a quick-fire brace to leave them on the cusp. With Roscommon chasing the goal, Varley and Burke lobbed over a point each to seal the win.Scorers for Galway: Shane Walsh 0-8 (0-5f), Ian Burke 0-3, Damien Comer 0-2, Adrian Varley, Sean Kelly and Sean Armstrong 0-1 each.Scorers for Roscommon: Diarmuid Murtagh 0-5 (0-2f), Conor Devaney 1-0 (1-0 pen), Ciarain Murtagh 1-0, Donie Smith 0-1. Roscommon1. Colm Lavin (Éire Óg)3. Peter Domican (St Brigid’s)4. Niall McInerney (St Brigid’s)2. David Murray (Padraig Pearses)5. John McManus (Roscommon Gaels)6. Fintan Cregg (Elphin)12. Conor Devaney (Kilbride – captain)8. Cathal Compton (Strokestown)9. Tadgh O Rourke (Tulsk)11. Enda Smith (Boyle)15. Niall Kilroy (Fuerty)10. Ciarain Murtagh (St Faithleach’s)7. Brian Stack (St Brigid’s)13. Donie Smith (Boyle)14. Diarmuid Murtagh (St Faithleach’s)Subs26. Ultan Harney (Clann na nGael) for Compton (30)17. Cathal Cregg (Western Gaels) for Stack (55)20. Finbar Cregg (Western Gaels) for Ciaran Murtagh (60)18. Conor Daly (Padraig Pearses) for O’Rourke (61)23. Ronan Stack (St Brigid’s) for Kilroy (71)Galway1. Ruairí Lavelle (Salthill/Knocknacarra)2. Declan Kyne (Clonbur)4. David Wynne (Moycullen)3. Seán Andy Ó Ceallaigh (Naomh Ánna, Leitir Mór)5. Cathal Sweeney (Killanin)6. Gareth Bradshaw (Moycullen)12. Seán Kelly (Moycullen)8. Paul Conroy (St James)9. Thomas Flynn (Athenry)10. Eamonn Brannigan (St Michael’s)11. Barry McHugh (Mountbellew/Moylough)7.  Johnny Heaney (Killanin)15. Shane Walsh (Kilkerrin/Clonberne)13. Ian Burke (Corofin)14. Damien Comer (Annaghdown – captain)Subs22. Ciaran Duggan (Annaghdown) for Conroy (45)17. Sean Armstrong (Salthill Knocknacarra) for McHugh (49)23. Eoghan Kerin (Annaghdown) for Wynne (50)19. Peter Cooke (Moycullen) for Heaney (65)26. Adrian Varley (Cortoon Shamrocks) for Brannigan (69)24. Gary O’Donnell (Tuam Stars) for O’Ceallaigh (71)Referee: David Coldrick (Meath)The42 is on Instagram! Tap the button below on your phone to follow us! Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Court blocks ballot measure that would break up California

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — The California Supreme Court has blocked a measure that would divide the state into three from appearing on November ballot.last_img

Fitness guru Jack LaLanne dies at 96

first_imgLOS ANGELES — Jack LaLanne, the fitness guru who inspired television viewers to trim down, eat well and pump iron for decades before diet and exercise became a national obsession, died Sunday. He was 96.LaLanne died of respiratory failure due to pneumonia Sunday afternoon at his home in Morro Bay on California’s central coast, his longtime agent Rick Hersh said.Lalanne ate healthy and exercised every day of his life up until the end, Hersh said.“I have not only lost my husband and a great American icon, but the best friend and most loving partner anyone could ever hope for,” Elaine LaLanne, Lalanne’s wife of 51 years and a frequent partner in his television appearances, said in a written statement.Just before he had heart valve surgery in 2009 at age 95, Jack Lalanne told his family that dying would wreck his image, his publicist Ariel Hankin said at the time.“He was amazing,” said 87-year-old former “Price is Right” host Bob Barker, who credited LaLanne’s encouragement with helping him to start exercising often.last_img read more

Police clear biggest migrant camp in French

first_imgMunicipal police officers of the city of Paris and workers clean up the Millenaire migrants makeshift camp along the Canal de Saint-Denis near Porte de la Villette, northern Paris, following its evacuation on 30 May 2018. AFPSecurity forces moved in on the biggest migrant camp in the French capital on Wednesday where some 1,700 people lived in makeshift tents alongside a canal.The migrants would be housed temporarily at more than 20 sites across the Paris region while the authorities checked their identities, Interior Minister Gerard Collomb said in a statement.CRS riot police were deployed at dawn, some arriving by boat, as the migrants emerged from their tents and waited patiently to be bussed away from the Port de la Villette camp in the northeast of Paris.“We don’t really know where we are going,” said a Libyan who reached Paris seven months ago and gave his name as Issam.“It was hard here,” he added, holding on to his one piece of baggage.The “Millenaire” or Millennium camp was home mainly to Sudanese, Somali and Eritrean migrants.Two similar camp sites in the capital along the Canal St Martin, which houses 800 mostly Afghan migrants, and the Porte de la Chapelle, home to 300-400 people, would also be quickly evacuated, said regional prefect Michel Cadot.“The other camps will be evacuated as soon as possible next week,” Cadot told reporters.The authorities said the dawn operation Wednesday was the 35th such evacuation in Paris in the last three years as thousands of migrants have arrived seeking a better life.Migration spotlightFrench President Emmanuel Macron has pushed a new immigration law, decried as too hardline by some associations but which he sees as essential to identify genuine asylum seekers and economic migrants.The law, which is still being debated in parliament, would speed up the asylum process and lead to increased deportations of people who are seeking work in France, rather than fleeing war or persecution at home.The issue of migration was thrown into the spotlight at the weekend after a Malian migrant, in the country illegally and working in the construction industry, saved a child dangling from a fourth-floor balcony.The dramatic rescue act by Mamoudou Gassama, who scaled the Parisian apartment bloc with his bare hands, turned him into a global superstar and led Macron to grant him honorary citizenship.Immigration remains one of the main concerns of French voters, polls show, and the far-right National Front leader Marine Le Pen won a third of votes in last year’s presidential election.Rather than Gassama’s heroics, some far-right activists have highlighted a different case involving migrants this week: that of two Afghans arrested for allegedly harassing a woman they judged to be inappropriately dressed on a train.The Paris mayor’s office, run by Socialist Anne Hidalgo, praised the clearance of the camps on Wednesday but said that it had been calling on the national government and interior ministry to take action for four months.Several officials from the mayor’s office were openly critical of Interior Minister Gerard Collomb.last_img read more

Automotive Flooring Market Size Demand Cost Structures and Future Forecasts to

first_imgAutomotive flooring can be referred as the carpets, mats, and others that are designed and used inside the vehicle to safeguard the original surface from dirt, wear, corrosion, and others. The use of automotive flooring does not only add the esthetic appeal to the vehicles interior, but also keeps it clean. Automotive interiors are available in wide range of design and material such as polypropylene, nylon, polyurethane, and rubber. It is also available in various shapes, color, and sizes.Automotive flooring it keeps the interior clean, increases durability, is easy to maintain, offers customization option to consumers, and is easily available. Leading automobile manufacturer is launching new premium vehicle with upgraded flooring for the protection of vehicle interior and attractive interior aesthetics of the vehicle. For instance, in March 2019, Ferrari has launched new Ferrari 400i Speciale, which has bare aluminum flooring for effective protection from damage, wear, corrosion, and others.Polyurethane is majorly used for manufacturing of automotive flooring and has wide range of other applications. However, cost of this material is high and fluctuates a lot. For instance, on September 2017, Evonik, a chemical specialist company announced increase in the prices of polyurethane foam additives globally. Such rise in prices of the raw material used in automotive flooring is expected to hinder the growth of the global automotive flooring market.Get Sample Report for More Details @ such as rise in demand for passenger vehicles, increase in application of flooring for protection of floor, and surge in car aesthetics value drive the growth of the automotive flooring market. In addition, increase in demand for comfortable interior boosts the growth of the market. However, high cost of raw material for automotive flooring hinders the market growth. Furthermore, production of economical and safe automotive flooring provides a remarkable growth opportunity for the key players operating in the market.Global automotive flooring market is segmented based on material, vehicle type, distribution channel, and region. The material segment is divided into rubber, nylon, polyurethane, polypropylene, and others. Based on vehicle type, it is categorized into Heavy Commercial Vehicle (HCV), Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV), and Passenger Car (PC). Based on channel, it is bifurcated into OEM and aftermarket. Based on region, the market is analyzed across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA.Key players operating in the automotive flooring market are AutoFloors, Faurecia, AUTO CUSTOM CARPETS, INC., AGM Automotive, Autoneum, Magna International Inc., Apache Mills, Conform Automotive, TOYOTA BOSHOKU CORPORATION, Corry Rubber Corporation, and others.Key Benefits For StakeholdersThis study includes the analytical depiction of the global automotive flooring market along with the current trends and future estimations to determine the imminent investment pockets.The report presents information regarding the key drivers, restraints, and opportunities.The current market is quantitatively analyzed from 2017 to 2025 to highlight the financial competency of the industry.Porters five forces analysis illustrates the potency of the buyers and suppliers in the industry.Inquire more about this report @ Automotive Flooring Market SegmentationBy MaterialRubberNylonPolyurethanePolypropyleneOthersBy Vehicle TypeHeavy Commercial Vehicle (HCV)Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV)Passenger Car (PC)By Distribution ChannelOEMAftermarketlast_img read more