Shortage of forms upsets NRC applicants

first_imgMany of the nearly 2,500 centres for updating the National Register of Citizens (NRC) were short of forms on Tuesday, the first day of the claims, objections and corrections round of the exercise. This phase provides a 60-day window of hope for 40,07,707 of the 32.9 million applicants who were left out of the NRC draft published on July 30.The crowd at some centres in areas such as Uzan Bazaar, Bamunimaidam and Hatigaon here thinned after people came to know that some forms were not available.“My name is wrongly listed and I wanted to get it corrected on day one itself, but it seems the authorities don’t value our time,” said Zafar Ali, a resident. Another Guwahati resident, who declined to be quoted, said, “The Supreme Court, which is monitoring the exercise, should make a note of a day lost for people like us.”NRC Nagarik Seva Kendras officials denied reports that they are holding back the forms. “We are issuing the same specimen forms provided temporarily in August but after striking out the first five in the list of 15 documents to be submitted by the left-out people,” an official said. The five documents excluded are the 1951 NRC, voters’ lists up to March 24, 1971, ration card, refugee registration certificate and citizenship certificate.last_img read more

Indian women decimate Maldives 15-0 in Asian Games football tie

first_imgIndian winger Sasmita Malik and midfielder Kamala Devi scored five goals each against MaldivesThe Indian women’s football team began its Asian Games campaign with a thumping 15-0 win over the Maldives 15-0 in their first Group A match at the Namdong Asiad Rugby Field here Sunday and moved a step closer to a quarterfinal berth.Winger Sasmita Malik and midfielder Kamala Devi were the star performers, scoring five goals each. Striker Bala got a brace while captain Bembem Devi, Prameshwori Devi and Ashalata Devi scored goals apiece.India completely dominated the proceedings and the Maldivians failed to take even a single shot at the Indian goal.The Indian women, who led 9-0 at the interval, play hosts South Korea Wednesday. Their last group match is against Thailand Friday when the Asian Games will officially start.India, two-time SAFF Champions, seized the initiative right from the kick-off.The flurry of passes, slowing down the pace at will, the sudden bursts of speed and the quick interchanging proved too much for the Maldives as they surrendered meekly.It was as early as in the fifth minute when Bembem picked out Sasmita on top of the box and the left winger smashed a powerful low shot to the keeper’s right to open the scoring for India.Midfielder Kamala doubled the tally 12 minutes later with a fine strike from inside the area after combining well with Bembem.Bala got her second as she placed the ball onto the roof of the net from a Tuli Goon cross from the right.advertisementThree minutes later, Sasmita got her second goal, this time scoring from the rebound after Prameshwori Devi had forced the keeper to a diving save.It was in the 21st minute that the Maldives had all their 11 players in their own half to stop the carnage.But nothing worked as Kamala heaped on more misery in the 23rd minute after she was set up by Bembem, turning well to beat her marker and firing low shot past the goalkeeperSasmita notched up her hat-trick in the 26th minute.By half-time, Bala had two to her name and Kamala had scored her fourth as India went into the break leading 9-0.Ashalata joined the party after the break with Bembem deservingly netting one goal. Kamala scored her fifth in the 66th minute.Sasmita crowned her superlative showing with a dipping free kick in the 80th minute from 25 yards. She was not done yet, turning in her fifth goal seven minutes on. Prameshwori completed the rout in the added time.Scoreline: India 15 (Sasmita Malik 5th, 23rd, 26th, 80th, 87th), Kamala Devi 17th, 23rd, 31st, 45+3, 66th), Bala Devi (18th, 45+1), (Ashalata Devi 54th), (Bembem Devi 56th), Prameshwori Devi (90+3) beat Maldives 0.last_img read more

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Alexander Zverev enters top 10, Andy Murray continues to lead ATP rankings

first_imgBriton Andy Murray continued to lead the men’s Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) world singles rankings released on Monday, while Germany’s Alexander Zverev jumped to 10th place.Zverev entered the rankings after his victory against Serbian Novak Djokovic 6-4, 6-3, in the Rome Masters final on Sunday.The 20-year-old German became the only player born in the 1990s to win a Masters 1000, reaching the top 10 list for the first time in his career.Additionally, Djokovic came in second, followed by Swiss Stan Wawrinka.The current ATP rankings and point scores are as follows:1. Andy Murray (UK) 10,370 points2. Novak Djokovic (Serbia) 7,4453. Stan Wawrinka (Switzerland) 5,4454. Rafael Nadal (Spain) 5,3755. Roger Federer (Switzerland) 5,0356. Milos Raonic (Canda) 4,3607. Dominic Thiem (Austria) 4,1458. Marin Cilic (Crotia) 3,7659. Kei Nishikori (Japan) 3,56010. Alexander Zverev (Germany) 3,150.last_img read more

Premier League: Sean Dyche delighted as Burnley ditch away blues to upset champions

first_imgBurnley manager Sean Dyche was delighted after his team ditched their label as poor travellers to pull off a shock 3-2 win at champions Chelsea, who finished with nine men, on Saturday.The Clarets didn’t win away from home last season until their penultimate road trip but led the champions 3-0 at half-time after the Londoners had skipper Gary Cahill sent off in the 14th minute.Burnley’s form at home and away contrasted sharply last season.Dyche’s side won 10 games at home — more than Manchester United and the ninth-best in the league — but managed only a solitary away win, at Crystal Palace. And their seven points on the road was the second-worst record in the league.”A lot was made of our away form last season, and don’t get me wrong, that doesn’t correct it. But it’s a great start,” said Dyche.”It kills all the stories off immediately by getting a first win, a first away win and giving the fans a great afternoon out,” added the Burnley boss, whose team are widely predicted to be in the relegation battle again this campaign.”We’re written off at the start of every season. It kills off a few things early doors and it allows the players that space for growth,” added Dyche.Chelsea were reduced to nine players in the 81st minute when Cesc Fabregas was shown a second yellow card but Dyche felt his team deserved the win.”I thought we were strong early in the game, while it was 11 v 11. The sending-off made a difference and I thought we did really, really well to handle that and keep the ball and create chances,” he said.advertisementWales striker Sam Vokes scored twice while Ireland fullback Stephen Ward hammered in a fierce drive.”We scored three good goals and I think when you are talking about who you are playing against and where you are playing, that’s up there as one of the best 45 minutes of my time here,” said the manager, who joined Burnley in 2012.”It’s rare for any game in the Premier League to be three goals up at halftime, but particularly so when you are down at Chelsea.’BIG WIN'”The shape and organisation was great. (Chelsea) had to respond, which they did, so credit to them, but we were disappointed with the two goals.”Before that, we’d kept a good shape and I don’t think they opened us up or made too many chances. But it’s a big win.”They’re a fine side, even with 10 men.”last_img read more

US Open: Karolina Pliskova outclasses Magda Linette to ease into round two

first_imgWorld number one Karolina Pliskova eased into the US Open second round with a no-nonsense 6-2, 6-1 victory over Poland’s Magda Linette as rain began to fall at Flushing Meadows on Tuesday.The Czech, who will next face Paraguay’s Veronica Cepede Royg or American qualifier Nicole Gibbs, outclassed her 72nd-ranked opponent after the roof on Arthur Ashe was closed just before the second set.Pliskova, who reached the final here last year, broke twice in the opening set to take a commanding lead with a fine backhand passing shot as Linette struggled on serve.After fighting off six break points in the fifth game of the second set, Pliskova rolled on to prevail on her first match point with a second-serve ace.last_img

One More VLCC Newbuild Joins Bahri

first_imgzoom National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri) has taken delivery of Shaden, a very large crude carrier (VLCC), from South Korean Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries (HSHI) shipyard. The 300,000 dwt ship is the fifth VLCC to join the Bahri fleet this year, following the deliveries of Amjad, Maharah, Aslaf and Rimthan.Flying the flag of Saudi Arabia, Shaden features a length of 330 meters and a width of 60 meters.Currently, the newbuilding has a market value of USD 81.39 million, according to data provided by VesselsValue.The newly received vessel is one of the five VLCCs financed by Riyad Bank, Bahri said.The commercial operation of Shaden is expected to begin in December 2017.Bahri’s fleet currently comprises 88 vessels including 41 VLCCs, 36 chemical/product tankers, six multipurpose vessels and five dry bulk carriers. In addition, the company has five VLCCs on order.The delivery of Shaden comes only days after Bahri released its financial results for the third quarter of this year which show that the company’s profit for the period dropped by 80.8 percent to SAR 60.5 million from SAR 315.3 million seen in the same quarter a year earlier.last_img read more

Safer Communities Act Closes Notorious Dartmouth Properties

first_imgA Dartmouth neighbourhood will be safer and more secure as the province moves to close three notorious Dartmouth properties. Supreme Court Justice John Murphy granted an order to vacate the properties today, May 30, under the Safer Communities and Neighbourhoods Act for Nos. 14, 14A and the upper part of No. 6 Victoria Rd., ruling the evidence showed they have been extensively used for drug trafficking and prostitution. The properties are owned by the same person. “We want our neighbourhoods to be safe and secure places for ourselves and our families,” said Justice Minister Ross Landry. “The Safer Communities and Neighbourhoods Act is a tool that community members can use to take back their neighbourhoods. We rely on the community members to help us target these problem properties and need you to take action.” The Department of Justice encourages people to report a problem property by calling, toll free, 1-877-357-2337. There have been more than 700 complaints since the act began in 2007. Including today’s, there have been eight formal evictions using community safety orders. There have also been more than 122 voluntary evictions. Halifax Regional Police have responded to the Dartmouth properties more than 700 times since 2008. The properties will be closed for 90 days, beginning June 8. The closure will also void the leases of the tenants. “We’ve responded to these addresses hundreds of times over the last several years for drug, weapons and prostitution offences, among others. This criminal activity has significantly impacted residents in the area as well as the downtown Dartmouth business district,” said Chief Frank Beazley of Halifax Regional Police. “Our partnership with the Safer Communities and Neighbourhoods team has led to the closure of these properties and eviction of some of the tenants which will undoubtedly help to enhance community safety in the area.” The Safer Communities and Neighbourhoods team improves community safety by targeting and, if necessary, shutting down residential and commercial buildings and land that are regularly used for illegal activities. Illegal activities identified in the act include bootlegging, drugs, prostitution and illegal gaming. More information on the Safer Communities and Neighbourhoods Act can be found at .last_img read more

Toronto man to be sentenced for trying to get into Syria to

first_imgTORONTO — An Ontario judge is expected to deliver a sentence today for a Toronto man who tried to join Islamic State militants in Syria.Pamir Hakimzadah, 29, pleaded guilty in early February to one count of leaving Canada to participate in a terrorist activity.The prosecution is seeking a six-year sentence while the defence is asking for sentence of three years and seven months.Hakimzadah admitted to leaving Toronto for Turkey in 2014 where he tried to find a way into Syria to join the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.A taxi driver who believed Hakimzadah was trying to join the terrorist group turned him in to authorities, who sent him back to Canada.A family member told police about Hakimzadah’s support for ISIL two years later.The Canadian Presslast_img

Moroccos Interior Ministry to Reorganize Moroccan Public Administration

Rabat – The Moroccan Ministry of the Interior has launched a campaign to replace local authorities in various Moroccan cities and towns.According to the Ministry of the Interior, the move comes as a follow-up to King Mohammed VI’s instructions to equip Morocco with a modernized and responsive public administration.On Wednesday this week, King Mohammed VI addressed a Royal Order to the Interior Ministry urging it to devise a new system of recruitment of public officials based on “merit, competence, and equal opportunities.” Of the 1,574 people concerned with the ministry’s move to reshuffle administrative representation in cities across the country, some officials been promoted to higher offices, while others have been fired “for grave errors in the exercise of their duties.”In a recent press release, the Interior Ministry explained the reasons for the move in terms of “the necessity to reinvigorate and reorganize” the Moroccan public administration. The move mainly concerns public officials who have worked for four years or more in the same position.According to the statement, the move is a structured shift aiming to bring more dynamism by making public officials more accountable and more responsive to citizens’ demands.“This operation is a partial redeployment measure that will seek to establish a match between positions [in public offices] and skills, fill vacant positions, and meet social and health concerns.”212 officials have been promoted to high public offices, including: 22 former pashas, presidents of city councils, and chairpersons of district councils promoted to secretary-general; 163 caids promoted to pasha and city councilor; and 27 khalifs promoted to caid.Meanwhile, whereas 114 new graduates of the Royal Institute of Administration have been integrated in public offices, 110 former administrative authorities have been punished for both “disciplinary reasons and lack of respect for their mandates and duties as state representatives.” This included cases of revocation, firing, demotion, as well as written reproach and warnings.The statement also pointed out that this “vast operation of administrative reconstitution” is in line with King Mohammed VI’s plan to rebuild the Moroccan administration by promoting excellence and inclusiveness. It said that the main objective remains to ensure a culture of “responsive, accountable, and competent” public service. read more

African Games 2019 Moroccan Karateka Win 15 Medals

Rabat -The Moroccan Karate team has won 15 medals during the ongoing African Games 2019, in Prince Moulay Abdellah sports complex, in Rabat. The wins include nine gold medals, four silver, and two bronze.Sayah Aicha won the gold medal in the under 50 kg category. Nisrin Brouk (-68 kg), Abderrahmane Eddaqaq (-67 kg), Achraf Ouchene (+84 kg), Sanae Agalmam, and Mohamed El Hanni also won gold in the individual Kata competitions.The Moroccan national teams for men and women won the Kata team competitions, while the women’s team also won the Kumite team competition, earning Morocco its ninth gold medal in Karate competitions. In the men’s Kumite team competition, the national team earned a silver medal. Abdesalam Ameknassi (-60 kg), Khaoula Ouhmad (-55 kg), and Nabil Chaabi (-84 kg) also won silver medals in their respective categories. Ibtissam Sadini (-61 kg) and Yassine Sekouri (-75 kg) all placed third in their competitions, winning bronze medals.The Moroccan Royal Federation of Karate’s general secretary, Abdelhay El Kantaoui, commended “the honorable results achieved by the Moroccan Karate team during the African Games”, in a statement to the Moroccan press agency MAP.“These results are the fruit of many preparation stages that Moroccan Karate has participated in, such as the African Championship, in Botswana, where Morocco won 11 gold medal with 18 participants, or the Arab Championship, in Tunisia, where Morocco won 4 gold medals,” he added.The latest wins by Moroccan Karate team bring the total of medals earned by Moroccan athletes to 68, with 22 gold, 19 silver, and 27 bronze.Morocco remains in the 3rd spot in the medals board of the African Games in their 8th day, behind Egypt with 116 medals (37 gold) and South Africa with 56 medals (25 gold).The African Games 2019, held in Morocco, will continue until the end of August. More than 6,000 athletes, from 54 countries, in 29 different sports are participating in this year’s games. It is Morocco’s first time participating in the African Games, after its return to the African Union in 2017.Read also: Morocco Wins Gold in Equestrian Show Jumping at African Games read more

UN helps Chinese authorities search for radioactivity after quake

Training and equipment supplied by the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has helped emergency workers search for sources of radioactivity during rescue work following the massive earthquake that hit China’s Sichuan province last month.In the two weeks immediately following the earthquake, a team of radioactive source search and recovery experts fanned out across all disaster-stricken areas. The teams used radiation detection equipment to pinpoint the location of 50 sources and safely recover all of them, according to China’s National Nuclear Safety Administration. Most of the sources were used in industry.Under an IAEA Technical Cooperation Project launched in early 2007, staff from Chinese national authorities were trained in how to search for radioactive sources, and to then control and dispose of them safely.A series of week-long national training workshops on recovery was attended by some 100 Chinese search team members from each of the country’s 31 provinces.“At the time of the training workshops, we had no clue that the training and equipment would be used in such a disaster,” explained Nabil Lutfi, the IAEA Programme Management Officer responsible for organizing the workshops.In addition to the training that Chinese authorities received, the IAEA made an in-kind contribution of radiation detection and search equipment.The 7.9-magnitude earthquake of 12 May devastated China’s mountainous Sichuan province, killing an estimated 69,000 people and causing extensive property damage. 12 June 2008Training and equipment supplied by the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has helped emergency workers search for sources of radioactivity during rescue work following the massive earthquake that hit China’s Sichuan province last month. read more

UN urges protection of children amid escalating IsraeliPalestinian unrest

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has voiced its deep concern about the impact on children of the escalating violence in the occupied Palestinian territory and Israel, and called on all parties to protect the well-being of young people. “In the past weeks, we have witnessed a series of incidents in which Palestinian and Israeli children have lost their lives, sometimes in the most horrifying manner,” said Jean Gough, UNICEF Special Representative to the occupied Palestinian territory. “Many children have also been injured and have witnessed the deaths and injuries of close relatives. We call upon all parties to do everything in their power to protect children and put an end to violence.” According to UNICEF, eight Palestinian children have died since the beginning of this year as a result of the violence, including three who were killed in the Gaza Strip two days ago. More than 60 children have been injured. On Wednesday, several Israeli children were injured by an explosive device planted near a bus stop in Jerusalem, while three Israeli children were killed in the West Bank earlier this month, including a three-month-old baby. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and other UN officials have voiced their concern in recent days over the escalation of violence in Gaza and southern Israel, calling for an immediate cessation of violence and efforts to resume the stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. 25 March 2011The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has voiced its deep concern about the impact on children of the escalating violence in the occupied Palestinian territory and Israel, and called on all parties to protect the well-being of young people. read more

Annan welcomes critically important IsraeliPalestinian agreement

A statement issued by Mr. Annan’s spokesman late on Friday said the Secretary-General looked forward to continued implementation of the Road Map, leading to a permanent settlement of the conflict based on Security Council resolutions 242 (1967) 338 (1973) and 1397 (2002). The accord provides for withdrawal of Israeli forces from agreed positions first in the Gaza Strip and then in Bethlehem. The Palestinian Authority will resume security responsibility in the areas concerned.“The Secretary-General commends the vital role played by the United States in facilitating this critically important agreement,” the statement said.

Albertas current budget yoyos from surplus to deficit back to 465M surplus

by Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press Posted Feb 24, 2015 2:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Alberta’s finance minister Robin Campbell is expected to deliver more bad news when he presents an update on this year’s budget. Campbell in shown in this Tuesday, April 29, 2014 file photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh Alberta’s current budget yo-yos from surplus to deficit back to $465M surplus EDMONTON – This year’s Alberta budget has yo-yoed from a projected surplus to a deficit and back to a surplus, showing close to a $1-billion turnaround from a little over six weeks ago.Finance Minister Robin Campbell released third-quarter numbers Tuesday that forecast a $465-million surplus for the 2014-15 fiscal year.Last month, Premier Jim Prentice announced there would be a $500-million deficit with little chance of a late rally.Campbell said the changes speak to the volatility of oil prices, which form the bedrock of Alberta’s day-to-day budget spending.“What the third-quarter results really show is how quickly and dramatically things can change,” Campbell told a news conference at the legislature.“More often the driver of many of Alberta’s challenges is oil. And our reliance on the oil and energy price roller-coaster is something we must change.”Campbell said the improved bottom line comes from increases in the corporate tax take, along with a better return on investments and money from the federal government for flood relief.Alberta forecast a $1.1-billion surplus in last March’s budget, but reduced that to $933 million in late November before Prentice announced the deficit on Jan. 8.The government says it is now on track to spend $44.3 billion on $44.7 billion worth of revenue for the year ending March 31.Non-renewable resource revenue is expected to finish down $503 million to $8.7 billion. The province originally budgeted oil to stay around US$95 a barrel. That has been downgraded to an estimated $44 per barrel for the rest of the fiscal year.The long-term Heritage Savings Trust Fund is expected to reach $19 billion, and the short-term rainy-day Contingency Fund is anticipated to rise to $6.3 billion.The province is drawing out the timelines on some capital projects to reduce costs but is not cancelling anything. Alberta is forecast to take on $12 billion in debt for capital projects.Campbell warned, however, that while the news right now is good, the forecast down the road is not, given that oil prices remain mired around the US$50-a-barrel range after spiking at US$108 last summer.He reiterated that low oil prices are predicted to take a $7-billion bite out of next year’s budget, which is to be introduced sometime in March.Campbell has already said the province is looking to cut spending by five per cent across the board.Prentice has also talked about raising personal income taxes but has said corporate taxes and oil royalties won’t be touched.“What we will do is fix the fiscal foundation of the province so future generations don’t face the same issues they do today,” said Campbell.NDP finance critic Brian Mason said the budgetary peaks and valleys are symptomatic of a Progressive Conservative government that has promised — and failed — for years to wean Alberta’s operational spending off natural resources.And by ruling out corporate tax and royalty hikes, Prentice has decided that “the burden of resolving these problems lies on people who work for the government (and) people who depend on government services,” Mason said.Liberal critic Kent Hehr agreed, saying, “This government could easily win an Oscar for how it acts surprised whenever volatile resource revenue is volatile.”Wildrose member Drew Barnes said the government’s poor management puts Alberta on track for $16.6 billion in debt by 2017. read more

Consumer debt and delinquency rates climb in third quarter Equifax

TORONTO – A new Equifax Canada report says low interest rates and falling oil prices drove up consumer debt and delinquency rates in the third quarter.The credit reporting agency found that average debt not including mortgages increased by 3.6 per cent to $22,081 in the quarter endedSept. 30 compared to the same period last year.Equifax says the percentage of people who are 90 days or more behind paying their debt grew to 1.14 per cent from 1.05 per cent during the same year-over-year period.It says the increase in delinquency was largely driven by oil-producing provinces in Western Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador, where default rates tend to be higher.Total consumer debt remains on the rise fuelled in part by low interest rates, it said.“What we are seeing in Western Canada and Newfoundland would be of more concern if people in the two regions hit hard by the oil bust were also piling on a lot more debt and they are not, especially in Alberta and Saskatchewan,” Regina Malina, senior director of decision insights at Equifax Canada, said in a release issued Wednesday.“The majority of consumers are actually decreasing their debt, but those who are still increasing it are adding larger amounts on average and by enough to increase the total levels. The fact is people who can afford to do so are buying more cars, spending more on housing and borrowing more from financial institutions.”As of the third quarter, Canadian consumers owed $1.702 trillion, including mortgages, compared to $1.587 trillion a year earlier.Equifax said auto and instalment loan sectors showed significant increases of 7.8 per cent and 7.7 per cent in the third quarter year-over-year, respectively.Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version did not specify that the average debt of $22,081 does not include mortgages, while the overall debt figure of $1.702 trillion includes mortgages. Consumer debt and delinquency rates climb in third quarter: Equifax by The Canadian Press Posted Dec 7, 2016 2:00 am MDT Last Updated Dec 9, 2016 at 11:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Mob fixer who stopped gangster terrorising Steven Gerrard shot dead by gunman

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. Steven Gerrard The court was told Kinsella was asked by Paul Gerrard, father of the then Reds’ star, to intervene after he said his son was being terrorised by a gangster known as the “Psycho”.In a letter that was read out in court Mr Gerrard Senior told of his family’s gratitude after “threats from the Liverpool underworld” stopped. A “mob fixer” who stopped a gangster terrorising Steven Gerrard, the footballer, has been shot dead by a gunman on a bicycle.John Kinsella was shot by a cyclist who Merseyside Police believe was wearing a hi-vis jacket.The 53-year-old victim died at the scene of Saturday’s early-morning shooting at St Helens Linkway, Rainhill Stoops.Mr Kinsella, who lived locally, was pronounced dead at the scene after emergency services were called at 7am to reports of a “firearms discharge”.He had served time in jail for his part in a £41,000 robbery in Grantham, Lincolnshire, in 2006.He went on the run shortly before a jury found him guilty of stealing thousands of pounds worth of detergents, crisps and Easter eggs.He was captured in Amsterdam in 2009 and began a 10-year jail term in Lincoln prison.During his trial, the jury heard how Kinsella had stopped a gangster terrorising then Liverpool football star Steven Gerrard. Kinsella stopped a gangster terrorising Steven GerrardCredit:Kirk O’Rourke/Rangers FC It said: “Steven and I have total respect for John for what he did for us.”Merseyside Police have appealed for information on Saturday’s shooting as they released a description of the suspected gunman.Detective Superintendent Lee Turner said: “The offender is reported to have been around 6ft tall, of slim build and wearing dark clothing and a hi-vis jacket.”He is also believed to have been riding a mountain bike.”Mr Turner urged anyone who used the slip road between 6.30am and 7.30am on Saturday, particularly those with dash cam footage, to get in touch with police. read more

ROMANIAN POWER DanEmil Racotea to Veszprem in 2019

Romanian left-back Dan-Emil Racotea will join Hungarian Telekom Veszprem in summer 2019 according Polish website The 22-years old shooter playing at Polish vice-champions Orlen Wisla Plock since 2014, when he came from domestic CSM Bucharest after call received by Spanish coach Manolo Cadenas.Legendary Serbian left back Momir Ilic is going to retire in 2019 at the end of his current contract with Hungarian champions, so Racotea could be a good replacement for shooter, who joined Veszprem in 2013. ← Previous Story The 46th Yellow Cup in Winterthur on December 29/30 Next Story → Filip Ivic leaves Croatian preparation for Men’s EHF EURO 2018 Dan-Emil Racotea

Garda warning over hoax callers who threaten to deport those who pick

first_img Share131 Tweet Email1 Apr 4th 2019, 10:47 PM By Stephen McDermott Garda warning over hoax callers who threaten to deport those who pick up A number of Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service customers have received the calls. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 13 Comments 27,127 Views Thursday 4 Apr 2019, 10:46 PM Short URL Image: Shutterstock/weedezign Image: Shutterstock/weedezign GARDAÍ HAVE ISSUED a warning after a number of Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) customers were called by a person purporting to be from the service.According to gardaí, the caller has told individuals that they are the subject of a deportation order from authorities in their home country and face being deported that day.The caller also claims they are working for the INIS on behalf of the Irish government to recoup an administration payment which will prevent the person’s deportation.Gardaí say the caller requests the payment be made to an account in their country of origin, and that the caller ID number is a real INIS number.The caller is also reported to direct people to the website address for payment, where the number appears to be legitimate.“This is an attempted fraud,” a garda statement said.“INIS does not and will not contact applicants by telephone in relation to any such payments to accounts abroad.“INIS does not under any circumstances request payment for its services over the telephone.”Gardaí added that anyone facing deportation will have been involved in a detailed process, and would be notified in writing by registered post in advance of their deportation.They reminded customers to be vigilant, not to give details of their immigration application status to callers if they did not know who they were, and to contact INIS or gardaí if someone demanded payment of money.last_img read more

En images des ossements royaux découverts dans une tombe vieille de 1000

first_imgEn images : des ossements royaux découverts dans une tombe vieille de 1.000 ansMagdebourg, Allemagne – Un peu plus de 1.000 ans après son décès, la Reine Eadgyth a été retrouvée dans une cathédrale d’Allemagne. Ses ossements ont depuis été remis à des chercheurs dans sa région natale, le Wessex, afin de confirmer son identité.Elle était la petite fille d’Alfred le Grand et la femme d’Otton Premier du Saint-Empire, l’un des hommes les plus puissants d’Europe au Xe siècle. Il était connu pour être l’empereur des Romains ainsi que pour ses victoires. Elle vécut à ses côtés jusqu’à sa mort : elle était alors âgée de seulement 36 ans. La Reine Eadgyth reste à ce jour l’un des plus vieux membres de la famille royale anglaise.Ses ossements ont été incroyablement bien conservés : ils étaient enveloppés dans un drap de soie, à l’abri d’un cercueil de plomb depuis 1510, date de la seconde rénovation du tombeau.Les scientifiques étaient convaincus que les restes de la Reine avaient été dispersés, et ceci même si sa tombe était indiquée par un monument dans la cathédrale. En effet, il était fort courant au XXe siècle que des dépouilles soient échangées à cause des longues distances qui séparaient souvent le logis de la victime et le lieu de l’enterrement.À lire aussiUne vaste nécropole découverte en Egypte révèle les sarcophages de quarante momiesEt pourtant, en 2008, ils se sont décidés à ouvrir le tombeau pour y découvrir le squelette, pratiquement entier, d’une femme dont l’âge est situé entre 30 et 40 ans. Il s’agirait très probablement de la Reine. De plus, son nom était inscrit sur le cercueil en plomb qui la contient et où une description des rénovations effectuées en 1510 était apposée.Les os vont donc être analysés à l’université de Bristol afin de déterminer s’il s’agit bien des ossements de la défunte reine.Découvrir les images : 21 janvier 2010 à 12:47 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more