Patna authorities withdraw order on Tejashwi Yadav to vacate bungalow till further notice

first_imgBihar Opposition Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leaders and legislators on Wednesday protested at the gate of the official residence of party leader Tejashwi Yadav at 5, Deshratna Marg, to prevent district authorities from getting it vacated.Later, the Patna district authorities cancelled the move to get Mr. Yadav’s bungalow vacated till further order after Mr. Yadav’s lawyer met them and apprised them about a writ filed in Patna High Court. However, RJD leaders were still present at the gate.Mr. Yadav, Leader of Opposition in the State Assembly, is currently in Delhi and is expected to reach Patna anytime on Wednesday, party leaders said.Earlier, the State building construction department had asked district authorities to get the official bungalow of Mr. Yadav vacated as it has been designated for the State’s Deputy Chief Minister, senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi.Mr. Yadav was allotted that bungalow when he was Deputy Chief Minister in the previous Grand Alliance government.But, when Chief Minister Nitish Kumar joined hands again with the BJP to form the NDA government in the State in July 2017, Mr. Yadav was asked to vacate the bungalow but he retained it in the capacity of Leader of Opposition.Recently, the Patna High Court also directed the State building department to get the bungalow vacated.But Mr. Yadav challenged the court’s order before a double bench of the Patna High Court to retain the bungalow.“When the matter is still in court, how could the government vacate the official residence of our party leader who is also Leader of Opposition in the State Assembly,” asked RJD MLA Ejjya Yadav sitting in protest.“It’s all being done to divert attention of people from the embarrassment JD(U) leader and poll strategist Prashant Kishor had brought to the government while trying to influence the Patna University Student Union election recently,” alleged Bhai Birendra, another RJD MLA and party spokesperson.Mr. Yadav’s elder brother Tej Pratap Yadav too slammed the Nitish Kumar government for “harassing” Lalu Prasad and his family through such cowardice and “cheap” moves. “But we’ll not be cowed down with such moves and people of the State would give Nitish Kumar a befitting reply,” he said.Recently, Mr. Yadav had criticised the Chief Minister for installing a high resolution CCTV camera on the boundary wall of his residence for “snooping” on his bungalow.Mr. Yadav’s bungalow is located just behind 1, Anne Marg, the official residence of Chief Minister Mr. Kumar.Later, the CCTV camera was removed.last_img read more

Ind vs Eng: MS Dhoni asks team to move on from Anderson-Jadeja spat

first_imgMS Dhoni also reiterated his frustration on officials’ decision to fine Ravindra Jadeja 50 per cent of his match feeIndia captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni wants his side to forget about the altercation between James Anderson and Ravindra Jadeja, after the International Cricket Council announced Wednesday it will not appeal the decision to exonerate Anderson of the level three charge of pushing and abusing Jadeja.The Anderson-Jadeja Saga Speaking on the eve of the fourth test between the two sides at Old Trafford, Dhoni backed his players to focus only on taking a 2-1 lead in the series.”It is really important not to drag one thing into another,” Dhoni said. “Irrespective of what has happened, in the last game we were only concentrating on cricket. Once you are a part of the Indian cricket team it is one thing that you learn to do very well because a lot of things keep floating around cricket.”However, Dhoni reiterated his frustration that Jadeja was fined 50 per cent of his match fee for “conduct contrary to the spirit of the game” after his involvement in the incident.”It is very interesting what David Boon (of the elite panel of match referees) really found out on the basis of which he said Jadeja needs to be fined 50 per cent of his match money,” Dhoni said.His opposite number Alastair Cook defended Anderson, who could have been banned for four test matches, and does not believe he needs to tame his aggressive approach.”There’s always that muddy line,” Cook said. “He needs that for his bowling. The way he bowled at Southampton (in the third test) was incredible.”advertisementAnderson finished with match figures of 7-77 in the third match at the Rose Bowl, which England won by 266 runs for its first test victory in almost a year.He is now only 12 wickets behind Ian Botham’s record England wicket tally of 383 and Cook believes Anderson will surpass that figure easily.”I’m pretty sure he’ll be England’s leading wicket taker very soon,” Cook said. “That is an outstanding achievement. He is a very different personality when he crosses the line which I don’t think anyone should moan about. What happens on the field should stay on the field. He is the best English bowler I have seen.”As well as victory at the Rose Bowl leveling the series 1-1, Cook finally found some form with the bat, contributing with scores of 95 and 70 not out.But his wait for a century, which dates back to May 2013, continues and he admitted he still has work to do to reach the level he demands from himself.”It was great that I scored runs last week,” Cook said. “I want to be consistent and score big runs and I have got another opportunity to try and do that. We put a lot of wear and tear into India’s bowlers in that game and that is how you win test series.”last_img read more

Sports Ministry announces Rs 10 lakh grant for Shahid

first_imgNew Delhi, Jul 2 (PTI) The Union Sports minister Jitendra Singh today announced a grant of Rs 10 lakh for ailing Olympic gold medallist Mohammed Shahid, who is undergoing treatment for serious liver and kidney ailment at Medanta Medicity in Gurgaon. “All medical expenses for Md Shahid reimbursed + Rs 10L from @YASMinistry at immediate disposal for overhead expenses,” sports minister Jitendra Singh tweeted. Shahids medical expenses are being taken care by his employers Indian Railways. Known for his artistic stickwork, Shahid was a member of the V Baskaran led Indian team that won its last gold medal at the 1980 Moscow Olympics. Shahid was also a part of the team that won silver at the Delhi Asiad in 1982 and bronze in the Seoul Asiad in 1986. PTI KHS KHSlast_img read more

N’Koudou hits winner for Spurs

first_imgTottenham ended their International Champions Cup tour on a high as Georges-Kevin N’Koudou’s 47th-minute strike gave Spurs a 1-0 win over AC Milan.N’Koudou scored powerfully a minute into the second half to put Premier League side Tottenham in the ascendency after Milan had created the better chances in the opening period on Tuesday.The French winger could have doubled Tottenham’s lead but he was denied by Gianluigi Donnarumma, whilst Patrick Cutrone and Franck Kessie came closest for the Rossoneri – who are reportedly close to signing Juventus pair Gonzalo Higuain and Mattia Caldara – in Minnesota. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Tottenham and Milan last met in the Champions League round of 16 in 2010-11, when Spurs advanced 1-0 on aggregate and it was another low scoring night at the U.S. Bank Stadium.Lovely goal, GK! #THFC 1-0 #ACMilan— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) August 1, 2018Milan, whose last ICC match against Manchester United was decided after a marathon penalty shoot-out, started brightly with Suso causing problems out wide.Spurs also suffered a shoot-out defeat against LaLiga champions Barcelona last week, but a starting line-up still without England stars Harry Kane and Dele Alli posed little threat to Milan’s defence in the first half.The Serie A side pressed as Cutrone’s header from Suso’s cross forced Michel Vorm into a fine save, before the former nodded beyond the post with another effort.Donnarumma and new signing Alen Halilovic were introduced at the break for Milan, but it was Spurs who took the lead when N’Koudou drove towards the Rossoneri goal before rifling brilliantly into the roof of the net.Tottenham, too, made a goalkeeping change at half-time when Paulo Gazzaniga was introduced for Vorm, and the Argentinean was quickly called into action to save from Kessie, before Hakan Calhanoglu’s free-kick drifted just wide.Christian Eriksen and Son Heung-Min were among the names introduced as Spurs aimed to hold onto their lead, but N’Koudou continued to look their biggest threat, as he raced through on goal but was denied by Donnarumma.Milan nearly levelled the scores when Jose Mauri fired wide from the edge of the area in stoppage time, but Spurs held on to win their second ICC match against Serie A opposition, having routed Roma 4-1. read morelast_img read more

Rising Pune Supergiant make dramatic turnaround to reach IPL 2017 final

first_imgRising Pune Supergiant came into the Indian Premier League season 10 on the back of a disastrous season last year when they finished seventh in the eight-team tournament. They had managed to win only five matches in their debut season in 2016 under the leadership of MS Dhoni.However, Rising Pune Supergiant took some really tough decisions ahead of the tournament and it has worked wonders for the team.They off-loaded 15 players from the team, removed Dhoni as the captain, handed the leadership to Steve Smith, bought the most sought after all-rounder Ben Stokes for a whopping Rs 14.5 crore at the IPL auction in February and removed the letter ‘S’ from the team’s name.Here’s a look at how the team reached their maiden final.Highest scorer: Steve Smith (421 runs)(Rising Pune Supergiant Photo)Captaincy brought out the best in Steve Smith this season and he grabbed the opportunity with both hands all the while working in tandem with his predecessor MS Dhoni. Smith has scored 421 runs in 14 matches at a staggering average of 38.27 with two half-centuries and a highest score of 84 not out.Smith’s leadership has been top notch and one of the key reasons behind Pune’s turnaround this season. He has sought advice from Dhoni whenever it was needed and led the team from the front and as a result they have made it to their maiden final in just their second season.Highest wicket-taker: Jaydev Unadkat (22 wickets)(Rising Pune Supergiant Photo)This season has been by far the best for Jaydev Unadkat. The left-arm fast bowler, after playing for Kolkata Knight Riders, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Delhi Daredevils, has finally found his footing in the Pune franchise where he was bought for Rs 30 lakh.advertisementUnadkat became the third bowler this season to pick up a hat-trick (against Sunrisers Hyderabad) and so far has 22 wickets from 11 matches at 13.77 with the best bowling figures of 5/30. He is the second highest wicket-taker this season behind Bhuvneshwar Kumar (26 wickets in 14 matches).Points table finish: 2nd with 18 points Playoff: Beat MI by 20 runs in Qualifier 1 at MumbaiMatch 14: Beat Kings XI Punjab by 9 wickets at PuneMatch 13: Beat Delhi Daredevils by 7 runs at DelhiMatch 12: Beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 12 runs at HyderabadMatch 11: Beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 4 wickets at KolkataMatch 10: Beat Gujarat Lions by 5 wickets at PuneMatch 9: Beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 61 runs at PuneMatch 8: Beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 7 wickets at PuneMatch 7: Beat Mumbai Indians by 3 runs at MumbaiMatch 6: Beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 6 wickets at PuneMatch 5: Beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 27 runs at BengaluruMatch 4: Lost to Gujarat Lions by 7 wickets at RajkotMatch 3: Beat Delhi Daredevils by 97 runs at PuneMatch 2: Lost to Kings XI Punjab by 6 wickets at IndoreMatch 1: Beat Mumbai Indians by 7 wickets at Punelast_img read more

Delhi pollution remains severe, says Sri Lanka’s Angelo Mathews

first_imgDelhi’s notorious smog did not halt play as it did on Sunday but Sri Lanka batsman Angelo Mathews said the air remained as bad as his team battled for survival against India in the final Test on Monday.The second day’s play was stopped twice on Sunday as Sri Lanka fast bowlers Suranga Lakmal and Lahiru Gamage walked off the field after the seasonal haze blanketed the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in the Indian capital.Several players wore facemasks and coach Nic Pothas said two of them vomited in the dressing-room.Nothing of that sort, however, was reported on Monday as centuries by Mathews and skipper Dinesh Chandimal helped Sri Lanka to 356 for nine, their highest score in the series, when bad light stopped play.”It was pretty much the same as yesterday, I’d say. Or even a bit worse, I’m not really sure,” Mathews told reporters.”… but look, we got to deal with what we have for the next two days,” said the former captain, who ended his two-year century drought with a chancy 111.Delhi’s government last month ordered schools to shut temporarily after pollution readings in some places peaked at 500, the most severe level on the government’s air quality index that measures poisonous particles.Asked if the International Cricket Council should come out with clear guidelines for such cases, Mathews said: “It’s up to the match referee to talk to the ICC. This was one of those unique occasions, we never had this kind of issues.”There is match referee, there are two umpires and I’m sure they’d sit and talk to ICC.”advertisementMathews dismissed suggestions that the episode has created bad blood between the sides.”Not at all. As I said, it was one of those unique occasions, where no one knew what to do. It didn’t hamper the relation of the players at all,” he said.”We play hard on the field, and off the field we are great friends.”India bowling coach Bharat Arun said on Sunday that the match was “unnecessarily” halted, pointing to Virat Kohli’s seven-and-half-hour innings of 243 during which the India captain did not feel uncomfortable.Despite his 181-run fourth-wicket stand with skipper Dinesh Chandimal saving Sri Lanka from the follow-on, Mathews wasn’t happy after the tourists lost quick wickets to end the day.Mathews stroked a marathon 268-ball 111, comprising 14 boundaries and two sixes to rescue the visitors after they lost three quick wickets on Sunday afternoon.The visitors, however failed to wrest back the advantage once Ravichandran Ashwin broke the big fourth wicket stand with the scalp of Mathews,and subsequently lost five quick wickets towards the end of the day.”Little bit disappointed the way we ended up. We could have had a few more wickets in hand, specially going in to Tuesday,” Mathews told reporters at the end of the day’s play on Monday.”It was a good wicket, yes there was the odd ball taking turn but no real danger. Obviously it will start turning a little more as we go into the fourth and fifth days.”They (India) kept at it and we had to work extremely hard to get the runs. We made the bowlers work very hard,” he added.(With inputs from IANS)last_img read more

New environment minister in mini cabinet shuffle

first_imgAPTN National NewsOTTAWA-Prime Minister Stephen Harper unveiled a new environment minister during a mini cabinet shuffle Tuesday, naming former minister of state for foreign affairs Peter Kent to the post.Kent, a former television reporter and anchor, takes over a portfolio with responsibility over some of the hottest files facing the country in a generation: climate change and the tar sands.The environment ministry portfolio had been handled by House Leader John Baird who took over the file in the interim after Calgary MP Jim Prentice quit politics late last year.Joining Kent at Rideau Hall, the home of the Governor General, for the swearing in of new ministers was former Ontario Provincial Police commissioner Julian Fantino who was named as minister of state for seniors.Fantino took over the OPP in the midst of the Caledonia crisis and tangled with Tyendinaga Mohawk activist Shawn Brant in 2007 during the national day of action that saw Canada’s busiest highway, the 401 in Ontario, shut down for several hours.There was widespread speculation that Fantino, who was also once Toronto’s police chief, would be given a security-related portfolio.Also named to junior posts were MPs Ted Menzies, as minister of state for finance, and Diane Ablonczy, who takes over Kent’s former portfolio which focused on Latin America and consular affairs.last_img read more

Discussions may restart over new arena in Calgary

first_imgCALGARY (660 NEWS) – Calgary City Council has been asked to renew the conversation about a new arena in Calgary after a presentation to a committee on Friday.The Event Centre Assessment Committee heard an updated plan from the Calgary Municipal Land Corporation that involves a massive revitalization in Victoria Park, along with an arena and event centre. Afterwards, they voted to ask council to get discussions back underway with the Calgary Flames.“I think it’s an idea, and I think it’s a pretty damn good idea,” said president of the CMLC Michael Brown.It involves $150 million in infrastructure improvements, the creation of a Stampede Trail festival street, extending 17 Avenue, building a new bridge into Inglewood, adding to the Riverwalk along the Bow and more.The 20-year vision also includes four-million square feet of new multi-use development, with a focus on local businesses being a major part.Brown says these types of upgrades would turn Calgary into a truly modern hub.“This is closer to what I’ve seen in some higher density areas, you know like you see with Madison Square Garden. You see Washington has a great facility, and the fact that when you pass it on the street and you don’t even know it’s a facility.”The heart of the district would be the new Calgary Event Centre, at this point planned for 12 Avenue and 4 Street S.E. The latest renderings presented to the committee were created by ROSSETTI.From today’s #ECAC meeting – a concept of what a new #EventCentre for Calgary could look like. Thank you to @CalgaryMLC for providing the visionary work for this much needed cultural and entertainment district. #yyc #yyccc #Calgary— Jeff Davison (@JeffDavisonYYC) October 5, 2018As the plan involves a complete revitalization of the aging Victoria Park community, Ward 6 Councillor Jeff Davison says Calgarians need to move away from just looking at this as an arena deal.“We’re talking about a land deal. We’re talking about a district. From the City’s point of view, that’s really what we’re after. We’ve been talking about a cultural and entertainment district for the better part of 25 years.”The CMLC hopes this would drive thousands of more residents into the area, along with attracting business and creating a year-round gathering place.“When you think about all the puzzle pieces we have, we have a Green [LRT] Line we’re talking about, we have the Arts Commons, we have the library, the Rivers District in general. It’s really about completing that community,” added Davison.Brown said one thing that holds Victoria Park back is how the Saddledome is not really a gathering place. It does encourage people to go inside but doesn’t entice people to stay in the community and spend more time there.“Can be a little like a starship, that’s just dropped into the middle of the community. For us to be successful, in terms of the build-out of Victoria Park, we need to ensure that we have a building that really ties into the community.”Public engagement was also sought through this process, leading to over 120,000 pieces of input. Respondents agreed there is a desire for a variety of shops, restaurants and businesses in the area, while also improving transportation, creating affordable housing and prioritizing safety.While council is also busy discussing a possible bid for the 2026 Olympic Winter Games, Davison said the two subjects are independent.“As we’ve said from the beginning, the reality is the Event Centre Assessment Committee is moving forward with looking at an event centre for Calgary — with or without the Olympics.“The conversation for me is not whether or not there will be an event centre. There will be an event centre, it’s just when does it happen,” said Brown.A master plan is expected to be presented in December.last_img read more

Noem offers bills aimed at possible Keystone XL protests

PIERRE, S.D. — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem said Monday that she’s proposing legislation before construction begins on the Keystone XL oil pipeline that would create a way to go after out-of-state money that funds pipeline protests.The legislation would let the state follow such money and “cut it off at the source,” the Republican governor said in a statement. Noem would also set up a fund to cover extraordinary law enforcement costs that could come with intense pipeline opposition.“I’m a supporter of property rights, freedom of speech and freedom of assembly. We should celebrate differences of opinion, but here in South Dakota, we will have the rule of law, because rioters do not control economic development in our state,” Noem said.Noem’s bills come after opponents of the Dakota Access oil pipeline staged large protests that resulted in 761 arrests in southern North Dakota over a six-month span beginning in late 2016. The state spent tens of millions of dollars policing the protests.Noem’s office didn’t immediately provide the text of the legislation.Officials have already made changes to state law in anticipation of possible Keystone XL protests, passing a measure in 2017 that made it a Class 1 misdemeanour for someone to stand in the highway to stop traffic or to trespass in a posted emergency area. The measure was a scaled-back version of a bill championed by then-Gov. Dennis Daugaard amid concerns about large demonstrations similar to the Dakota Access protests.Noem’s office said her bills arose from discussions with lawmakers, authorities, stakeholders and pipeline developer TransCanada. The 1,184-mile (1,900 kilometre) pipeline is intended to ship up to 830,000 barrels a day of Canadian crude through Montana and South Dakota to Nebraska, where it would connect with lines to carry oil to Gulf Coast refineries.A federal judge in Montana in February largely kept in place an injunction that blocks TransCanada from performing preliminary work on the stalled pipeline.TransCanada spokesman Terry Cunha said in an email that the company appreciates Noem’s efforts to help advance the construction of Keystone XL and other pipelines in a way that ensures the safety of workers and state residents.“Any legislation that deters unlawful activities and encourages the advancement of critical infrastructure projects is a positive step in the right direction,” Cunha said.The Associated Press read more

Ohio State softball season gets underway with 4 games in Louisiana

Then-freshman pitcher Shelby Hursh winds up a pitch during a game against Michigan State March 22, 2014 at Buckeye Field. OSU won 11-7. Credit: Lantern File PhotoWith spring rapidly approaching, the Ohio State softball team is set to kick off its 2016 season in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on Friday.The Buckeyes are first scheduled to take the field against the University of the Pacific at 10:30 a.m., followed by a game against No. 3 Louisiana State later that evening.As of Jan. 26, OSU is unranked in the USA Today/National Fastpitch Coaches Association poll but is receiving votes. This weekend’s tournament sets the stage for the Buckeyes as they look to pave a road to the Big Ten tournament in May.Friday marks the first time the Buckeyes will face Pacific since 2014, when OSU won 4-1. The Buckeyes have not seen LSU as an opponent since 2013, when the Tigers shut out the Scarlet and Gray 7-0.However, OSU coach Kelly Kovach Schoenly, said she is not worried about facing these teams again.“We want to challenge ourselves and face the best out there,” she said. “That’s why we picked this tournament.”Pacific, which finished 19-36 in 2015, is returning its top five hitters, led by senior outfielder Sara Anderson. Because of their performances last season, sophomore utility player Molly Bourne and senior second baseman Nicole Zapotoczny were named to the All-West Coast Conference preseason team.LSU is returning four out of its five top hitters, who combined for 203 RBIs in 2015.Like Pacific, the Tigers are a formidable presence at the plate, but Schoenly said she does not see it as a threat.“Our plan is to limit their hitters with change of speeds,” Schoenly said. “We will need to have some clutch plays throughout the game to hold their offense in check.”LSU finished third in the 2015 College World Series, making its postseason experience clear to the Buckeyes.“LSU is a dynamic team. They can hit, run and pitch,” Schoenly said.For the Buckeyes, coming out ready to play from the first inning will be a key. With such commanding opponents on Friday, OSU hopes to govern the diamond and attack the game.“The key to our weekend is to be aggressive,” Schoenly said. “Pitch aggressive, hit aggressive, stay aggressive defensively.”On Saturday, the Buckeyes are scheduled to face Connecticut and North Florida, making it vital to gain momentum from Friday’s games.The Huskies finished 18-35 in 2015, while the Ospreys finished with a winning record of 31-28. Both teams are returning key offensive players and their top pitchers on the mound.For the Buckeyes, however, the focus is first on Friday’s games before turning the page to the following day.“Our goal is to start our weekend aggressive and attack on both sides of the ball,” Schoenly said.Fresh facesThis season, the Buckeyes welcome five freshmen to the team, along with sophomore pitcher Shelby McCombs, a transfer from Louisville. Even though some of these players saw action during the 2015 fall season, Friday is a fresh beginning for all of them.Schoenly said she is excited to see what the young OSU players can deliver on the field.“We have some young players that will get their first chance at playing for the Buckeyes, and they have the ability to impact the game significantly,” she said.The road aheadAfter this weekend, OSU is scheduled to head to Atlanta for the Atlantic Coast Conference/Big Ten Challenge from Feb. 19-21 to continue its weekend tournament play.“I am looking forward to seeing this team start this journey,” Schoenly said. read more

Football Ohio State releases Week 3 depth chart before Army game

Urban Meyer prepares to run out on to the field with the team prior to the Ohio State- Oklahoma game on Sep. 9. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorFour days prior to Ohio State’s Week 3 matchup against Army (2-0), the Buckeyes (1-1, 1-0) released their third depth chart of the 2017 season with minor changes, despite just having lost 31-16 to Oklahoma Saturday night.The only difference in this recently-released depth chart compared to last week’s is the designation between starting defensive ends Sam Hubbard, Tyquan Lewis, Jalyn Holmes and Nick Bosa. Previously, there was an “OR” between the starters and backups. But in this iteration, that has been changes to “AND/OR,” which was likely changed due to all four defensive ends playing together at the same time.Redshirt sophomore quarterback Joe Burrow, who suffered a broken hand, but was seen throwing passes before the Ohio State game, remains unlisted on the depth chart. Sophomore wideout Austin Mack exited last game after hitting his head on the ground when making a 31-yard catch, but coach Urban Meyer said he is “probable” for the Saturday’s game. He is listed as a co-starter, as he was in prior editions of the depth chart.Running backs Mike Weber and J.K. Dobbins remain listed as co-starters. read more

32 of London workers are motivated by nonmonetary benefits

first_imgAround a third (32%) of workers in London are most motivated by non-monetary benefits, selecting them as a key differential when looking for work, according to research by NGA Human Resources.The study, which surveyed 1,500 people working full-time in UK-based organisations, also found that around three-quarters (76%) of Londoners say salary is a priority.The research also found:17% of respondents from Wales are likely to demand travel and health insurance from their employer.Half (50%) of respondents are likely to ask for a generous holiday allowance.58% of London-based respondents are most likely to seek pension provision, and 17% are most likely to seek discount schemes, such as gym membership, from their employer.Ian Dowd, marketing director at HR services firm NGA Human Resources, said: ”Our research highlights the differences between employees in London and those elsewhere in the country. There have been some big surprises to us all, which is why employers need to take regional differences seriously.“This flexibility will be key to keeping employees motivated up and down the country. It’s important to take these differences into account when creating and developing your HR strategies to ensure they reflect your workforce’s needs.“We would urge employers to engage with employees, on a local level, to find out exactly what they need to stay motivated.”last_img read more

Melreese Country Club receives 40 new golf carts after fire

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – Additional replacement golf carts arrived at the Melreese Country Club after a suspected arsonist charred dozens of them earlier this week.7News cameras on Friday captured more than 40 new golf carts parked right next several charred ones that were burned during a fire on Tuesday.New golf carts usually replace older ones, but the destroyed ones were only three weeks old, according to the Melreese Country Club manager.We could’ve lost our buildings,” said club manager Charlie Delucca.The damage left behind from the blaze showed the 40 nearly new golf carts singed. The awning covering them was burnt out and several pro shop windows were melted.“After being here for 38 years, never having any incidents at the golf course, it’s not normal,” said a witness.Surveillance cameras provided a critical clue in the case. Investigators said the video shows Carlos Crespo tucking towels under the carts.When the flames didn’t burn fast enough, he did it again before he took off. That’s when the fire really flared.“He is responsible for the fire that caused over half a million dollars,” said Miami Police Dept. Commander Freddie Cruz.The 20-year old was arrested and charged with arson and burglary.Crespo bonded out on Thursday.“For someone to go out of their way and do this is unthinkable,” said one resident.The country club is home to the First Tee youth program and has been a hotbed of controversy. It is where David Beckham’s group hopes to build a soccer stadium. “With all the controversy, and to show up and see this vandalized, it’s sad,” said a visitor, “and it puts a whole other aspect to the issue.”Investigators are still working to determine a motive. Officials said Crespo is also suspected in another arson case of a pickup truck at a water park in June.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Town Of Wilmington May Ask That Fewer Trains Stop At North Wilmington Station

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA – On Monday night, Town Manager Jeff Hull updated the Board of Selectmen on the town’s latest efforts to have MBTA Commuter Rail trains end their practice of blocking Middlesex Avenue when stopped at the North Wilmington station. Trains have been impeding police, fire and ambulance services responding to emergencies.“There was a conference call this past week involving Selectmen Chairman Caira, Fire Chief McMahon, Police Chief Begonis, Deputy Fire Chief Cavanaugh, and participants from the MBTA. It was hosted by Senator Tarr, and involved Representatives Gordon and Robertson,” began Hull.“[MBTA] officials recently went out and did a review during a one-week period to identify the number of passengers getting off and on [at the North Wilmington station],” continued Hull. “Five particular periods on the inbound train have been identified where there’s very little activity.”On the conference call, Hull said that a discussion took place about running a trial where the inbound train would NOT stop at the station during those five particular periods. Currently, these periods consist of “flag stops” where the train slows down and comes to a complete stop only if there are passengers to be picked up.“The expectation is to try to receive some input from the public to see if this proposal should be a go,” added Hull.Wilmington’s legislative delegation and MBTA officials had been invited to the Board of Selectmen’s next meeting on Monday, April 8 to discuss this proposal and other potential options.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSELECTMEN NEWS: Town Comes Up With Fix For North Wilmington Commuter Rail StationIn “Government”THIS NEEDS TO STOP: Selectmen Outraged At MBTA As Trains Continue To Block Route 62 In N. WilmingtonIn “Government”SELECTMEN NEWS: Board Supports Fire & Police Substation In North Wilmington; Town To Vote On Project In April 2020?In “Government”last_img read more

US cop threatens to shoot Arizona family after 4yearold takes doll from

first_imgTwitterA family from Arizona in the United States went through a terrifying experience outside a department store in Phoenix when some police officers threatened to shoot the family after their four-year-old daughter had taken a doll off a shelf from the store.This lead to the couple filing a lawsuit against the city of Phoenix and its police department for $10 million.According to reports, Dravon Ames (22), his fiancé Iesha Harper (24), and their two children, Island (4) and London (1) had visited a Family Dollar Store on May 29, where their four-year-old had taken a doll without telling her parents, reports Washington Post. After moving out of the store, the family was driving to the babysitter’s house with a police car following them at a distance.When they stopped outside the building, the cops car also pulled up alongside them, the police officers got out with their weapons and forcefully opened the door on Ames’ side and pulled him out.While threatening Ames, one of the officers had said, “I’m going to put a cap in your a–.” He added, “I’m going to shoot you in your f—— face.”The police officers had violated protocol since they were required to wear body cams but neither of the officers were wearing any. The events were recalled in a claim filed by former state Attorney General Thomas Horne, who is representing them.The claim went on to state that the police officer pushed Ames against the car, forced him to spread his legs and even went on to kick him hard on the back of the right knee. Ames almost fell because of the pain but he was dragged up and was punched in the back. Ames was then handcuffed and pushed into the patrol.A pregnant Harper and her two children were still in the car. The officer forced her out of the vehicle and she was still holding one-year-old London. They asked her to place the child on the ground but she refused since London could not walk yet and the ground consisted of hot pavement, the claim stated.Harper had managed to hand over London to a bystander before a police officer pushed her into the police car.While Ames and Harper were not arrested, they were taken to the police station and were detained for quite a while.The report went on to state that the couple is suing the city of Phoenix and its police department for the acts by the police officers when they “committed battery, unlawful imprisonment, false arrest, infliction of emotional distress, and violation of civil rights under the fifth and 14th amendments of the United States Constitution.”last_img read more

Demand for Stainless Steel Cookware Market is growing worldwide Analysis

first_imgStainless Steel Cookware Market research added by Big Market Research, It offers a feasibility analysis for investment and returns supported with data on development trend analysis across important regions of the world.SummaryICRWorld’s Stainless Steel Cookware Market research report provides the newest industry data and industry future trends, allowing you to identify the products and end users driving Revenue growth and profitability.The industry report lists the leading competitors and provides the insights strategic industry Analysis of the key factors influencing the market.Get Free Sample Copy Of This Report @ report includes the forecasts, Analysis and discussion of important industry trends, market size, market share estimates and profiles of the leading industry Players.Global Stainless Steel Cookware Market: Product Segment AnalysisPots & PansGrill Pans & GriddlesGlobal Stainless Steel Cookware Market: Application Segment AnalysisHome UsageRestaurant UsageGlobal Stainless Steel Cookware Market: Regional Segment AnalysisUSAEuropeJapanChinaIndiaSouth East AsiaThe Players mentioned in our reportVollrathAll-CladCalphalonCirculonCuisinartFarberwareAaaBon ChefDemeyereAnolonSUPORAishidaFisslerZWILLINGKBHMideaWOLLTHERMOSCOOKER KINGGet discount to purchase this report @ Us:Big Market Research has a range of research reports of various domains across the world. Our database of reports of various market categories and sub-categories would help to find the exact report you may be looking for.Contact Us:Mr. Abhishek PaliwalBig Market Research5933 NE Win Sivers Drive, #205, Portland,OR 97220 United StatesDirect: +1-971-202-1575Toll Free: +1-800-910-6452E-mail help@bigmarketresearch.comlast_img read more

Update Police still investigating bomb scare at Ladysmith High School

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite The bomb scare that shocked Ladysmith High School (LHS) learners and their parents on September 14 last year is still being investigated by police.On the day of the scare, police were alerted and the learners were evacuated from the school and moved down to the sports grounds.Read initial story: Ladysmith: Bomb scare at local high schoolAlso read: Update: Bomb scare at high school in LadysmithThe school was searched by police, but no bomb was found.The making of bomb threats is a criminal offence and anyone caught doing so will face the full might of the law. The person/s involved may also face civil action to recover the losses police incurred in terms of the extensive time, manpower and physical resources spent on dealing with the bomb scare.Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there!last_img read more

Polish media unite to charge for online content

first_img Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates Richards says the Piano pay model emulates cable television.“You pay once, log in once and access a portfolio,” he said. “We don’t believe people want to buy multiple online subscriptions. It’s about convenience.”Media outlets have also experimented with a subscription fee for all content on site _ such as The Wall Street Journal and the Financial Times _ or micropayments for each article.The six publishers include two Polish-owned groups, Agora and Murator, along with four internationally owned publishers: Swiss-German Ringier Axel Springer, British Media Regionalne, German Polskapresse and Edytor. Richards says Piano hopes that if the initiative proves profitable for the foreign-owned publishers they will also want to introduce it in their other markets.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Get a lawn your neighbor will be jealous of Associated PressWARSAW, Poland (AP) – Several major Polish media companies are joining forces to put some of their best online content behind a combined paywall _ an attempt to maintain revenue as print readership declines.The initiative, known as Piano, has already been implemented with success in Slovakia and Slovenia, where people pay a small one-time fee for unlimited access to a range of websites. Poland, with 19.5 million Internet users in a nation of 38 million, represents the first large market to try this pay model, and how it fares could determine whether it takes hold in other countries. New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family Digital visitors subscribing to the initiative will pay 19.90 zlotys ($5.80; (EURO)4.75) a month for access to premium content on 42 websites belonging to six media publishing companies. Among them are major news sites, including the leading daily newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza, Forbes magazine and a range of sports and lifestyle magazines.Peter Richards, the Poland manager of Piano Media, a Slovak company that runs the initiative, said he believes many web users in search of high quality content will be willing to pay the monthly fee, noting that the price is about the equivalent of two coffees.“We think that for two cups of coffee people will buy it,” Richards said. The company collects fees from web users and distributes them to the publishers, keeping some of the earnings for itself.The initiative begins Wednesday when the company’s piano logo appeared on websites, alerting readers that from September some content will only be available behind a paywall, when the subscription service begins.Most of the websites will still provide a lot of free content to continue drawing viewers to their sites, but highly valued material, such as investigative pieces or political commentary, will only be available to subscribers. In some cases, publishers say they will be putting new material behind the paywall that they hadn’t put online before. 4 ways to protect your company from cyber breaches Sponsored Stories More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Comments   Share   The vital role family plays in society Top Stories last_img read more

Qatar buys fifth of UK airport operator BAA

first_imgAssociated PressDUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) – A Qatari government investment fund on Friday said it had reached a deal with Spanish company Ferrovial to buy 20 percent of the company that operates London’s Heathrow, Stansted and other British airports.Qatar Holding LLC said it had agreed to buy the stake in BAA from Spanish infrastructure group Ferrovial S.A. and two other existing investors in the airport company. Sponsored Stories Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Ferrovial said in a statement it was selling 10.6 percent of FGP Topco Ltd., the holding company that owns BAA, to Qatar Holding for 478 million pounds ($748.9 million).Qatar Holding is the main investment arm of the natural gas-rich Gulf nation’s sovereign wealth fund. It has several investments in the United Kingdom, including British bank Barclays and Harrods department store.Ferrovial said that Britannia Airport Partners and GIC had also sold shares in Topco to Qatar Holding, bringing up the fund’s holdings in the airport operator to 20 percent.“The total value of the shares purchased is thus 900 million pounds sterling, or (EURO)1.144 billion ($1.4 billion),” Ferrovial said, adding that the sale required approval from the European Competition authorities and was “expected to be completed before the end of the year.”Ferrovial CEO said his group welcomed Qatar Holding’s investment and hoped it would “ensure that Heathrow retains its position as one of the best infrastructure assets in the world.”A consortium headed by Ferrovial acquired BAA in June 2006.___Harold Heckle in Madrid contributed to this report.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Top Stories center_img 3 international destinations to visit in 2019 Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Comments   Share   Clean energy: Why it matters for Arizona Arizona families, Arizona farms: working to produce high-quality milklast_img read more

Indian trade partners sign MoU with Tourism New Zealand and Immigration New

first_imgThomas Cook (India), SOTC Travel, Cox & Kings and Kulin Kumar Holidays are the four trade partners who have been been roped under an MoU signed between Tourism New Zealand and Immigration New Zealand for the Tourism Industry Partnership (TIP) programme which will enable easy processing of visa for the Indians travelling to New Zealand.In lieu to the existing arrivals that New Zealand has been receiving from India, welcoming 62,000 Indian travellers in 2017, a more streamlined visa application will benefit both the sides as it will cut short the time period from the previous 15 days to only three days for the application to process.Thomas Cook revealed that New Zealand has been emerging as a popular destination amongst not only the family segment but also millennial travellers looking for adventure and experiences that include river rafting, hiking, bungee jumping, skydiving, self-drive in addition to experiencing New Zealand’s spectacular scenery.Rajeev Kale, President & Country Head – Holidays, MICE, Visa & Passport, Thomas Cook India said, “We have seen a strong and steady growth of travellers heading to New Zealand; with a growth of more than 19% over the last few years, it has turned into a key market for Thomas Cook India. We are honoured to have been selected as a preferred agent for this partnership. We are confident of seeing the higher uptake.”last_img read more