THE HOOPS REPORT: WATT A DEBUT FOR NEW BHOY TONY

first_imgFROM NEIL DOHERTY AT FIR PARK: There are dream debuts – and then there are fantastic dream debuts. Today at Fir Park Neil Lennon made six changes to the side which lost the Scottish Cup semi-final a week ago and saw a new Bhoy score on the double.Tony Watt came off the bench to fire two goals as the champions shook off that defeat to Hearts with a 3-0 win over Motherwell.A first half saw Celtic’s Pawel Brozek fire wide and had another effort saved while ‘Well’s Chris Humphrey was twice denied by Lukasz Zaluska, making a rare start for the Celts. But Watt volleyed a beautiful goal in the 63rd minute to open the scoring for the visitors. He had only been on the pitch for four minutes after replacing Brozek.And the three minutes later he hit a glorious second – firing across Randolph into the net after being found by Joe Ledley.Motherwell were unable to rally and Cha Du-Ri headed a third for Celtic seven minutes from the end after a glorious pass from Paddy McCourt.With Rangers not in Europe next season, the results means Motherwell are now just three ahead of Dundee United in the race for the Champions League spot. It was a good day for Celtic and the fans enjoyed this tonic after last week’s defeat.And on the face of it, it seems there are more stars emerging from this very good Celtic squad.The way Watt played today will give all the youngsters around Paradise dreams of bright futures.Neil Lennon – watching from the stand in the first of his two-game touchline ban – will be a happy man this evening. THE HOOPS REPORT: WATT A DEBUT FOR NEW BHOY TONY was last modified: April 22nd, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:celtic v motherwell april 22 2012THE HOOPS REPORT: WATT A DEBUT FOR NEW BHOY TONYlast_img read more

THE DONEGALDAILY GUIDE TO BEATING EXAM STRESS!

first_imgIt’s exam time! Here Marie Duffy gives you the donegaldaily.com guide to tackling those exams and the stress surrounding them.Good luck to everyone in the county doing exams over the next couple of weeks.Here’s our top ten tips: Don’t spend the night before an exam cramming. You won’t perform well if you are sleep deprived. Instead get an early night and a good night’s sleep.On the morning of the exam, get up early so that you’re not in a rush and make time to have a good substantial breakfast.Avoid being late by arriving at the exam room ahead of time. This will allow you to calm your nerves before you go in.Don’t try to study whilst waiting to enter the exam room and stay away from anyone who is panicking about the exams. Panic can be contagious- so stay away from people who make you feel worse.Once in the exam room take a few deep slow breaths. The calmer and more relaxed you are, the more alert you will be.If your mind goes blank, close your eyes for a few moments and take a few deep breaths. This will help you regain your composure.Avoid looking at other people. They will always seem to be writing more and appear more confident than you. It’s your exam so just worry about yourself.After the exam do not engage in a post-mortem. Don’t focus on questions you were unhappy with, instead, concentrate on what has gone well.Don’t put on a brave face. If exam stress is getting you down, let someone know how you’re feeling.Take a break before starting to study for the next exam. You’ve earned it!THE DONEGALDAILY GUIDE TO BEATING EXAM STRESS! was last modified: June 6th, 2012 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegal examsexam stresshow to beat exam stresstop ten tips for examslast_img read more

Uganda to face Somalia in CHAN qualifiers

first_img Tags: CHAN 2019DR CongoMoroccoSomaliatopUganda Cranes Uganda are trying to qualify for CHAN for a 5th consecutive time. (PHOTOS/Agencies)CHAN 2020 Qualifiers – First RoundUganda vs Somalia1st Leg: 26th-28th July 2019 – Mogadishu2nd Leg: 02nd-04th August 2019 – KampalaThe Confederation of African Football (CAF) has confirmed that Uganda will face Somalia in the first round of the 2020 Championship of African Nations (CHAN) qualifiers.Initially, Uganda was slated to face South Sudan but after a review of fixtures, the Cranes will now face Somalia instead.This comes after Ethiopia withdrew from hosting the competition, prompting changes in the fixtures.The two Nations are part of 8 from the COSAFA region that will tussle it out for the two available slots for the 2020 tournament.Somalia had earlier been pitted with Rwanda and it remains to be known what happens to the later.The first leg between the Cranes and Somalia will be held between 26th to 28th July 2019 in Mogadishu while the second (leg) happens between 2nd-4th August 2019.The winner between Uganda and Somalia over the two legs will face the victors between Burundi and South Sudan in the second round.The 2020 CHAN which will now be hosted in Cameroon will be the 6th edition of the tournament which started in 2009.DR Congo are the record champions of the competition, winning it twice (2009 and 2016). Morocco are the defending champions of CHAN after defeating Nigeria 4-0 in the 2018 final.Morocco are the defending champions of CHAN. (Agency Photos)Uganda have qualified for four of the first five editions but have never gone past the group stages.In 2011 while making their debut, finished bottom of group A after losing all their games.They returned for the 2014 edition in South Africa where they won one game, defeating Burkina Faso 2-1. The other two games saw them draw 0-0 with Zimbabwe and then lost the other 1-3 to Morocco, bowing out of the competition after finishing third in group B.For the 2016 edition in Rwanda, the Cranes once again finished third in their group (D) with two points after draws against Mali and Zimbabwe and a 0-1 loss to Zambia.The Cranes most recent appearance at the championships was in Morocco-2018. At the finals, Uganda lost 1-3 to Zambia, went down 0-1 against Namibia before drawing 1-1 with Ivory Coast to exit the competition at the group stage, once again.CHAN is a tournament exclusively played by locally based players plying their trade in the domestic leagues of the respective countries.CHAN past winners-2009 – DR Congo-2011 – Tunisia-2014 – Libya-2016 – DR Congo-2018 – MoroccoComments last_img read more

Elections 2009: Thank you, South Africa!

first_img28 April 2009 President Kgalema Motlanthe has thanked South Africans for turning out in huge numbers last week to vote peacefully in the country’s fourth general elections. Speaking at an event to celebrate the country’s Freedom Day in Durban on Monday, Motlanthe said South Africa’s political maturity was reflected in a free and fair election marked by very few incidents of violence. According to the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC), 77.3% of South Africa’s 23.18-million registered voters cast their ballots in last Wednesday’s poll – one of the highest voter turnouts in the world. Motlanthe also thanked the IEC for an outstanding performance, saying: “The fact that we had a demanding but successful election day, which was followed by a normal working day without any interruption to our daily life, shows that our electoral system is intact and improving.” The election also showed that South Africa had the potential to unite all it people behind common interests, Motlanthe said. South Africa’s Freedom Day marks the anniversary of the country’s first democratic elections on 27 April 1994. Despite the gains made during the last 15 years of democracy, Motlanthe said, much more needed to be done to reverse the legacy of apartheid. He said it was up to all South Africans to work harder to overcome poverty in the country. “As South Africans, we need to embrace the reality that only collective efforts from all sections of society can enable us to deal with our unique challenges in a way that yields results. “Let us all work together to improve the quality of life for all so that the fullness of freedom becomes our lived reality as a united and prosperous people.” Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Luka Doncic helps Mavs top Pelicans to end 6-game skid

first_imgDallas Mavericks forward Luka Doncic smiles as time expires during the the team’s NBA basketball game against the New Orleans Pelicans in Dallas, Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018. The Mavericks won 122-119. (AP Photo/LM Otero)DALLAS — Devin Harris faked once, twice, three times before making a 3-pointer in a big fourth quarter for the Dallas Mavericks.There was no such hesitation from 19-year-old Luka Doncic on the decisive play in the final minute.ADVERTISEMENT SEASON HIGH FOR DIRKDirk Nowitzki scored a season-high seven points while playing in the second half for the second time in his six games. The 40-year-old hit a 3 late in the third quarter to top his previous high of three points.Nowitzki is in his 21st season with one team, an NBA record. The 13-time All-Star missed the first 26 games with a longer-than-expected recovery from left ankle surgery in April. He became the sixth NBA player with 900 career wins, after the Mavericks lost his first five games.RARE DOUBLE-DOUBLETeams playing two games in a row against each other, as the Mavericks and Pelicans will do, isn’t that unusual. Consecutive sets of such games are a little strange, though. Dallas will do that with two straight against Oklahoma City on back-to-back nights Sunday and Monday.UP NEXTThe teams play again Friday in New Orleans.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue The Mavericks ended a streak of five straight games of allowing at least 120 points while stopping a losing skid that had matched their season high.“Every little thing that happened positively for us has to happen for us to win that game,” coach Rick Carlisle said. “When you have lost six and are desperate to get a win, this is the kind of win you have to have.”Jrue Holiday scored 25 points for New Orleans, and Julius Randle had 23 points, including 11-of-13 shooting on free throws, against his hometown team.TIP-INSPelicans: The other double-figure scorer was Frank Jackson with 10. … Tim Frazier had nine points and seven assists. … Davis had his 12th 30-point game of the season.Mavericks: Nowitzki passed Karl Malone for fourth on the career list of games played at 1,477. Nowitzki has a chance to catch John Stockton (1,504) for third. Malone and Stockton spent 18 seasons together in Utah. … Jordan was 7 of 7 from the field in his fifth straight double-double and 22nd of the season. … Harrison Barnes scored 16 points and Maxi Kleber had 10. … The Mavericks are 14-3 at home with wins in 12 of their past 13 games.BLOCK PARTYKleber had a career-high six blocks as the Mavericks finished with a season-high 13 less than a week after their first game this season with zero. The LA Clippers shot 57 percent in that 125-121 win over Dallas.ERRANT STEPThe Pelicans had just 10 turnovers, but two were for stepping out of bounds in the first half, when they had their biggest lead of nine points. “That’s elementary school,” coach Alvin Gentry said. “You can’t step out of bounds when we throw you the ball.” MOST READ NBA has most-watched Christmas slate of games since 2011 TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Doncic scored 21 points, including the tiebreaking free throws with 30 seconds left, and the Mavericks ended a six-game losing streak with a 122-119 victory against the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday night.The rookie sensation drove down the right wing past Julius Randle, and after shaking off his anger over not getting the continuation call when he made the layup, Doncic connected on both free throws for a 121-119 lead.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief“I mean, he’s a rookie. He’s going to have to work for some of those calls,” said center DeAndre Jordan, who had 20 points and 12 rebounds. “He’s a big, strong body down there who doesn’t shy away from the contact.”Doncic did get to the line plenty. The Slovenian guard made his first 11 before missing his final free throw after rebounding a miss on a 3-pointer from Anthony Davis, who had 32 points and 18 rebounds in the fifth consecutive loss for the Pelicans. LATEST STORIES BREAKING: Corrections officer shot dead in front of Bilibid SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Davis missed another 3 with a chance to tie in the final seconds, and Doncic got the rebound again to finish one rebound shy of a triple-double. He had 10 assists in the first of two straight games between these teams.All five losses on the New Orleans skid have been by single digits.“The same stuff. We can’t close out a game,” Davis said after his 23rd double-double. “I thought we were fighting on the road. Things just weren’t going our way.”Harris and fellow backup guard J.J. Barea carried the Mavericks through most of the fourth quarter.The 3 from Harris after faking the shot twice and a pass once was part of his 10-point quarter on the way to 16 for the game, while Barea went 3 of 3 from deep and scored 11 of his 18 points in the fourth. Barea had seven assists and five rebounds.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño View commentslast_img read more

Mumbai City FC edge past FC Pune City 1-0 in first derby of ISL 2016

first_imgMumbai City FC edged hosts FC Pune City 1-0 to began their Indian Super League (ISL) football tournament on a promising note here on Monday.Argentine Matias Defederico scored the match-clincher in the 69th minute at the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex.Pune were without their new coach, the suspended Antonio Habas, who will sit out Pune’s first four matches after being sanctioned for indecent behaviour last year, when he was helming Atletico de Kolkata. The home team were the enforcer in the early exchanges of the match. They received two free-kicks in promising positions but shot them straight into the defensive wall to squander the opportunities. (Also read: ISL 2016: Sameehg Doutie inspires Atletico de Kolkata to hold Chennaiyin to 2-2 draw)Moments later, Pune’s midfielder Jonatan Lucca’s left-footed volley was acrobatically saved by Mumbai goalkeeper Roberto Volpato, diving to his right in the 15th minute. Pune forward Gustavo Oberman then threatened from the right flank a minute later.Mumbai’s marquee player Diego Forlan couldn’t involve himself with the flow of the match.The Uruguayan seemed off pace and struggled to combine with his team-mates as Mumbai struggled to create any meaningful opening.After Pune’s initial thrust the action lacked rhythm as it was apparent that both teams were playing their first competitive matches of the tournament.Oberman was comparitively prominent, entering Mumbai’s penalty box menacingly from the left channel in the 42nd minute.He synced his run with a through pass perfectly and was one-on-one with Volpato. But the onrushing goalkeeper smothered Oberman’s attempt to place the ball past him. advertisementMumbai finished the half stronger with Forlan engaging in a one-two pass with defender Lalhmangaihsanga Ralte.Forlan’s left footed pass for Brazilian Leo Costa was accurate but the midfielder’s shot was blocked by Pune defender Gouramangi Singh.The lack of flow in the proceedings didn’t change even after the break as too may stoppages hindered swiftness.The match needed a moment of inspiration to be lifted from mediocrity.Devoid of service, Forlan dropped deeper into the midfield zone, to get more involved with the proceedings. (Also read: NorthEast United down Kerala Blasters in ISL opener)He has a part to play in the goal that Mumbai score in the 69th minute, flicking it to the Argentine Defederico.Defederico’s controlled left-footed grounder shot beat Pune’s scampering goalkeeper Edel Bete.Pune could equalised five minutes later had Jonatan Lucca’s pass to Spanish forward Jesus Tato not beaten away by Volpato at the near post.Pune players moved up looking for the equaliser. Tato remained their most likely source for a goal as his shot in the 81st minute was again thwarted by Volpato.last_img read more

White House says US ‘looks forward’ to participating in Winter Olympics

first_img South Korea Winter Olympics: doubts raised over American athletes taking part Read more Topics Kim Jong-un Support The Guardian “The US looks forward to participating in the Winter Olympics in South Korea,” press secretary Sarah Sanders tweeted on Thursday. “The protection of Americans is our top priority and we are engaged with the South Koreans and other partner nations to secure the venues.”Sanders posted the message minutes after telling reporters at the daily White House briefing that no official decision had been made. “I know that the goal is to do so but that’ll be a decision made closer to the time,” she said. That decision would involve multiple government agencies, she added, “but I think ultimately the president would certainly weigh in. That’s something he would take into account probably a number of the stakeholders that would be involved.”Heightened tensions on the Korea peninsula have raised questions about US participation in the games in Pyeongchang. Neighboring North Korean has recently intensified weapons testing and its leader, Kim Jong-un, has been trading insults with Donald Trump. North Korea Reuse this content Read more Donald Trump Lindsey Vonn: ‘I want to represent the US, not Trump’ at Winter Olympics South Korea Share on Messenger Share on Twitter Winter Olympics 2018 Winter Olympics UN ambassador Nikki Haley cast doubt on whether America would take part in an interview with the Fox News Channel on Wednesday. “There’s an open question,” she said. “I have not heard anything about that. But I do know that in the talks that we have, whether it’s Jerusalem, whether it’s North Korea, it’s always about, how do we do protect the US citizens in the area.”The US Olympic Committee released a statement in response, saying it had not had any discussions, either internally or with government officials.A spokesman for NBC, which will broadcast the games in the US, told the Washington Post that the network is monitoring the situation and they currently “have no plans to change our preparation for the games, which are in full swing”.The Olympics are scheduled to begin on 9 February in a mountainous region located about 50 miles from the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea. Earlier this week it was announced that Russia’s Olympic team would be barred as punishment over state-sponsored doping. Share on Facebook Share on WhatsApp Share via Email Since you’re here… Share on Pinterest The White House has moved to quell doubts over America’s participation in next year’s Winter Olympics in South Korea due to the nuclear stand-off with the North. Share on LinkedIn … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you.last_img read more

BLM Auctions makes it easy to find a vintage watch that won’t break the bank

first_img The Best Casio Watches For Every Occasion The Best Watches Under $1,000, From Classic to Sporty Anybody who knows a thing or two about luxury watches knows the industry for first-rate timepieces is incredibly lucrative, and only seems to get bigger every year. What once used to cost roughly $900 in the 1980’s now runs consumers in the $1,000s — looking at you Rolex — despite minimal alteration to the finished product. Though inflation has some part in this perceived phenomenon, the luxury watch industry has slowly become an elite-only party, excluding many suitors based simply on a product’s exorbitant price tag.Related: Gabriel Ibarra redefines the entry-level timepiece with SkywatchSeeing this for the unpleasant trend it is, Ryan Miller of the Lancaster, PA-based Brent L. Miller Jewelers & Goldsmiths, developed a plan to offer swaths of luxury timepieces at prices near, or slightly above their wholesale price. Born from this plan — and an offshoot of the BLM retail space — comes an auction-based website aptly called, BLM Auctions. With BLM Auctions, watch lovers have the unprecedented ability to bid on, and win luxury watches at unheard-of prices. Interested in a Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date but don’t have the $3,200 necessary for buying one? No problem. A simple visit to BLM Auctions’ homepage shows this exact model — albeit with a tad bit of wear and tear — at a bid price just north of $1,000 with roughly six days remaining.“We started out by taking trade-ins of watches for cash, even if we didn’t want them,” Miller tells The Manual on how the idea of the auction site came about, “and after trying eBay and not liking its model, we decided to auction the watches off ourselves.”Though Miller’s model appears reminiscent of eBay’s bid-style system, playing auction host allows the BLM team to avoid competing with particularly suspect sellers, and gives them the opportunity to pass screaming deals on to their customers. Moreover, promising rock-bottom deals isn’t just a ploy to drive customers to the auction site, Miller backs up this claim by starting each watch bid at just $1, no matter the make, style, or exclusivity of the timepiece. As one might expect, donning this kind of Robin Hood-type cape within the watch industry also lends itself to the likelihood a rare, one-of-a-kind watch sells well below what Ryan might get at a wholesaler.“Selling the watches to wholesalers was part of BLM’s plan at first,” says Miller, “though I realized I’d much rather pass some of these great prices on to people who truly love watches. Some of them make me nervous in hoping to get back what we paid, but that’s all part of the process.”Although no watch has yet to sell wildly over or under a product’s wholesale price, Ryan does admit a few sellers won bids on timepieces they could’ve instantly sold to a wholesaler for a profit. BLM’s auction approach to selling truly allows watch lovers a remarkable opportunity to start a quiver of timepieces at fractions of the original cost. No scams, no smokescreens, just straight up deals brought directly to the consumer.What’s even more impressive about BLM Auctions is the quality at which Ryan and company guarantee each watch. While the sold watches don’t come standard with any warranty through BLM itself — some do still have a manufacturer’s warranty, however — they do run through a rigorous test with BLM’s in-house watchmaker. Every automatic timepiece BLM accrues also receives an accuracy check to see if it runs slow, fast, or spot-on. These accuracy checks allow Miller the opportunity to guarantee each sold product, and also has the ability to save consumers upwards of $400 to get an accuracy check/correction done themselves.With Ryan and company choosing to save consumers money at nearly every turn, it’s hard not to like BLM Auctions and its business plan. No other site allows watch aficionados to browse, bid, and win the kind of vintage watches — at such low prices, no less — than Miller’s latest venture. With just 250 active bidders, I recommend taking a look at the product line as soon as possible; growth is inevitable for a site as practical and beneficial as BLM Auctions. Shinola’s New Detrola Watch Collection Is As Modern As It Is Colorful Editors’ Recommendations Affordable Watch Hunting: 10 Best Timex Watches For Men Best Weekend Sales on Menswear and Gear: Huckberry, Allen Edmonds, J. Crew, and Morelast_img read more

Salary Discussions Far Advanced for Legal Officers

first_img Minister of Justice, Hon. Delroy Chuck, has assured legal officers and support staff in the justice sector that discussions are far advanced to facilitate salary increases and effect improvement in the terms and conditions of their service.Mr. Chuck said his proposal will now be taken before the Cabinet, adding that Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, has also met with judges and given a commitment to putting more resources in the justice sector.“It’s not a question of just throwing resources in the sector. We have to say how it will be utilised. I have my own idea of how it will be utilised in terms of more [and] better facilities and improved terms and conditions of service,” he said.The Minister extended the call for submissions to be made regarding the specific needs of the staff.Mr. Chuck was addressing a ceremony at the Attorney General’s Chambers on Wednesday (April 25) to open renovated sections of the department.Meanwhile, Attorney General, Hon. Marlene Malahoo Forte, said she is cognisant that legal officers are called to do “heavy and complex” work. She added that she and Minister Chuck will work tirelessly to improve conditions for the workers.“I have always been very passionate about conditions of service, and the passion has not waned over the years; and now that I am at a place where I can influence the decision, the Minister and I will stop at nothing until legal officers and support staff are well and properly paid,” she said.She added that representation is also being made for further improvements in infrastructure and technology.Mrs. Malahoo Forte said this is important in order to bring well-needed justice to the society.“Colleagues, I really want to thank you. I know you do hard work and work long hours. I know the conditions are less than ideal, but rest assured the work you do is helping our fellow citizens to live a better life and reduce the liability of Government,” she said.The Attorney General used her presentation to officially declare the renovated spaces, dubbed the ‘West Wing’, open. These include facilities for the drivers and ancillary staff, an additional lunch room, a sickbay, a conference room and office spaces. The space was previously occupied by the offices of the Parliamentary Counsel.Officials also present at the opening ceremony were the Director of Public Prosecutions, Paula Llewellyn; Chief Parliamentary Counsel, Judith Grant; and Solicitor General, Nicole Foster-Pusey. Mr. Chuck said his proposal will now be taken before the Cabinet, adding that Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, has also met with judges and given a commitment to putting more resources in the justice sector. Minister of Justice, Hon. Delroy Chuck, has assured legal officers and support staff in the justice sector that discussions are far advanced to facilitate salary increases and effect improvement in the terms and conditions of their service. “It’s not a question of just throwing resources in the sector. We have to say how it will be utilised. I have my own idea of how it will be utilised in terms of more [and] better facilities and improved terms and conditions of service,” he said. Story Highlightslast_img read more

Woman found hanging at home in Jadavpur

first_imgKolkata: A woman was found hanging in semi-naked state inside a room of her rented house at Bijoygarh in Jadavpur on Wednesday night. The deceased has been identified as Sonali Burman (30). She used to live in the house with a youth identified as Avik Bose.According to sources, Bose and Burman had rented a portion of a house in Bijoygarh. They had introduced themselves as a married couple. According to the landlord Shibu Biswas, the couple had rented the house in December last year. Also Read – City bids adieu to Goddess DurgaA contract for 11 months was made. Since the couple had started living in the house there were no problems. Biswas said around 1 am, on Wednesday night, Bose had called his wife as she used to deal with the house rent and told her that Burman was suffering from breathlessness. She needed urgent medication and thus Bose requested the landlord’s wife to intervene and take his wife to the hospital. When Biswas came to know he went downstairs and knocked on the door. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellersAs the door was locked, he called one of his neighbours and together they broke the door. The door of the bedroom was unlocked. As soon as they entered the bedroom, they saw Burman was hanging from ceiling fan. Biswas immediately called Bose and informed him about the situation. “Despite I told him what has happened, Bose said he was in the middle of a video call. There was something suspicious about his words,” said Biswas. Later, Jadavpur police station was informed. The police brought Burman down and rushed her to M R Bangur Hospital where doctor declared her brought dead. During preliminary investigation, cops came to know that Burman and Bose were living together but were not married. Burman had her birthday on Wednesday. But, Bose was in Digha for some reasons. Till late night both of them were on a video call. But, why she committed suicide is still unknown. The police are trying to contact Bose to know about the interaction that took place between them on Wednesday night.last_img read more