RJD leader shot dead in Bihar

first_imgA Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader was shot dead on Saturday by unidentified assailants in Bihar’s Siwan district, police said.“A group of armed unidentified assailants shot five bullets into Minhaj Khan’s head while he was sleeping in his house in Sheikhpura village,” district police officer Sanjit Kumar said.According to the police, Khan was a popular leader among youths and he had nearly 5,000 followers on social media.He is also said to be close to former Siwan MP Mohammad Shahabuddin who is currently in prison.last_img read more

J&K police raise alarm over ‘reprisal attacks’ on non-locals

first_imgThe J&K police has raised an alarm over the ‘reprisal attacks’ on non-locals living in Kashmir, after the reports of intimidation of non-local workers in Srinagar’s Kara Nagar and Bandipora areas.A senior police officer at the police headquarters said the situation was “being monitored closely as a few incidents of intimation has started pouring in.” “There were two minor incidents of intimidation at a sweets shop in Srinagar and workers in Bandipora. Some bike-borne youth tried to intimidate non-local workers. However, locals intervened and doused the situation,” said the police officer. The police said it fears that viral videos of alleged violence emerging from across the country against Kashmiri students and traders are “fuelling tension and anxiety in Kashmir Valley.” The administration is mulling to extend winter vacations of schools and colleges in Kashmir to avoid any law and order situation. Meanwhile, posters were pasted by a few doctors at Srinagar’s premiere health institute Shri Maharaja Hari Singh Hospital (SMHS) barring representatives of pharmaceutical companies Zydus, Macleods, Intas and Sun Pharma following the move by the Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Limited “to suspend” three Kashmiri sales executives, Rounak Bashir Bhat, Arif Bashir and Sheikh Shabir Ahmad, “for their Facebook posts”.“It has been reported that you started posting hateful messages on your Twitter handle in the wake of Pulwama attack. Your tweet is insensitive in nature and has brought disrepute to the image of our organisation,” reads the notice issued to one of the sales representative.Non-locals hold protest Meanwhile, scores of non-locals staying in Kashmir held a demonstration in Srinagar and demanded “an end to the attacks on Kashmiris outside the State.” “It is unfortunate that people from Kashmir were at the receiving end in the country after the Pulwama attack. This demonstration is to demand an end to such attacks,” one of the traders said.said a non-local goldsmith in Srinagar, who has been living in the J&K’s capital for the past 25 years.The protesters said that non-locals working were “feeling secure in Kashmir but the treatment meted out to Kashmiris is not a positive development.” According to an official figure, around six lakh non-Kashmiri workers travel to the State every year to work in different sectors, especially the construction business. Attacks in Kashmiris a collective shame: separatists Separatist amalgam Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL), comprising Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik Wednesday said the unrelenting attacks in Kashmiri businessmen, students, tourists “was distressing”.“The videos and photographs of Kashmiris being beaten, humiliated, looted, vandalized and oppressed in various Indian states will only push more Kashmiri youth to the wall and the path of rebellion,” they said.The Mirwaiz said such attacks “is a collective shame for India”. The separatist leaders said Kashmiris throughout the history “safeguarded religious harmony and protected all outsiders living or working here and we will stand firm and provide safety, relief and other assistance to every Former chief minister and National Conference vice president asked the Prime Minister to condemn the attacks. “Dear PM Narendra Modi sahib, can we please have a few words of condemnation for the systematic attacks directed against Kashmiri students and others or does your concern not extend as far north as Kashmir?” he said.last_img read more

HIGH PERFORMANCE COORDINATOR POSITION NOW AVAILABLE

first_imgTouch Football Australia (TFA) invites applicants to fill the new position of High Performance Coordinator in the TFA Brisbane Office.  This is an ideal ‘entry’ level position for persons interested in pursuing a career in high performance or general sport management and would suit a recent graduate with a few years experience in the field.The position will coordinate and drive the delivery of the TFA high performance program.  Key functions include the organisation of camps and tours and working with the national coaches and other personnel on the construct and delivery of a comprehensive high performance program for the sport.Applicants should email a brief overview of their qualifications and experience as they relate to the selection criteria, together with a resume containing contact details of referees to TFA Game Development Manager, Colm Maguire, at colm@austouch.com.au  by COB Friday 20 October 2006. Employment will be subject to conditions as outlined in the TFA Certified Agreement.For further information please contact Colm Maguire 0402 893 104High Performance Coordinator Descriptionlast_img read more

Video: Draymond Green Drops Surprise Visit On Michigan State During Film Room

first_imgDraymond Green visits Michigan State coach Tom Izzo.drayond green visits michigan stateThursday, Michigan State basketball opens up The Wooden Legacy tournament, played in Anaheim, with a contest against Boston College. Wednesday night, the team had a surprise visit from a former player who now plays for the best team in the state of California. Draymond Green, who stars for the Golden State Warriors but played his college ball at MSU, stopped by during film session to see his former teammates – and, of course, head coach Tom Izzo. Check it out:Green has the Warriors off to a 16-0 start. Perhaps his influence will help the Spartans do the same.last_img read more

Video: Clemson’s Shaq Lawson Held Back From OU’s Charles Tapper Before Kickoff

first_imgShaq Lawson gets held back from Charles Tapper during pregame.Clemson and Oklahoma are just under one hour from kickoff, but it looks like both teams are ready to start hitting each other. Just minutes after OU quarterback Baker Mayfield got into it with a Tigers player, Clemson’s Shaq Lawson had to be held back from going after Sooners star Charles Tapper on the field during pre-game warmups.David Hood of Tigernet.com and Campus Insiders both captured video. The incident comes a day after Lawson reportedly boarded Oklahoma’s bus to talk trash after a team luncheon.Jacoby Ford pulls Shaq Lawson away from Tapper in pregame pic.twitter.com/yHWG7rWW8j— David Hood (@MDavidHood) December 31, 2015WOW!!! Clemson’s Shaq Lawson running real hot in pre-game… Lot of trash talk down here. Wow!!! #OrangeBowl pic.twitter.com/K5CcJ4IWXc— Campus Insiders (@CampusInsiders) December 31, 2015Let’s hope the game is as entertaining as the build-up.last_img read more

Preselection for Overseas Employment Programme Begins June 26

first_img Pre-selection for the Overseas Employment Programme, administered by the Ministry of Labour and Social Security, will be held between June 26 and July 17.This programme provides opportunities for hundreds of Jamaicans on Canadian and American farms yearly.Recruitment for the programme is done based on the needs of employers.The last recruitment was done in 2015 and resulted in a pool of approximately 3,000 persons from which to select.To ensure successful placement in the programme, persons must satisfy a number of requirements. Candidates must:• Be between 21 and 45 years old• Possess a Tax Registration Number (TRN) and a National Insurance Scheme (NIS) number• Possess a valid passport• Be literate• Have not been refused a visa in the last year by the Canadian or United States of America authorities• Not have been previously deported from any country• Possess no criminal recordApplication forms are available through several avenues, including Members of Parliament, mayors and councillors, the Ministry’s parish offices, civic organisations, trade unions and agricultural schools.After the forms have been completed and submitted to the Ministry, they are processed and then interviews are scheduled islandwide.Normally, four locations are visited across the country – 110-114 East Street in Kingston; Mandeville, Manchester; Montego Bay, St. James and St. Ann.Director of Manpower Services in the Ministry, Andrea Miller Stennett, explains to JIS News that after the interview stage, candidates are put in a pool for placement.“They are then required to submit a police record before they do a medical examination. If the candidates are found to be in good health, they are placed with an employer and then we call them to do biometric tests,” she outlines.They then fulfil the visa requirements for Canada or the United States, after which travel arrangements are made.Mrs. Miller-Stennett, however, cautions candidates that even if they have met the requirements outlined by the Ministry, there is no guarantee that they will be employed.“The Ministry cannot guarantee placement on any farm overseas, even if the candidates are successful with our processes, because there is a visa process that they have to go through where the Canadian and US authorities make a determination as to whether or not they are admissible,” she says.Approximately 375 farmworkers left the island for Canada in January. Last year, 15,611 workers participated in the Overseas Employment Programme. Of this figure, 8,934, or more than 50 per cent, went to Canada. This represented an increase of 844 new workers when compared with the same period in 2015.More information on the Overseas Employment Programme can be found on the Ministry’s website: www.mlss.gov.jm or by calling 922-9500-14. Story Highlights To ensure successful placement in the programme, persons must satisfy a number of requirements. Recruitment for the Overseas Employment Programme, administered by the Ministry of Labour and Social Security, will be held between June 26 and July 17. Approximately 375 farmworkers left the island for Canada in January. Last year, 15,611 workers participated in the Overseas Employment Programme. Of this figure, 8,934, or more than 50 per cent, went to Canada. This represented an increase of 844 new workers when compared with the same plast_img read more

KSAMC to Discuss Use of New Kingston Parking Lots with Party Promoters

first_img Addressing the setting of the Council earlier in the day, Mayor of Kingston, Senator Councillor Delroy Williams, said the prohibition is a temporary measure and is being implemented to regulate the use of the areas. Story Highlights Representatives from the Kingston and St. Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) will be meeting with party promoters on Tuesday (April 9) regarding the decision to ban the staging of entertainment events at parking lots in New Kingston. He noted that in some instances, persons use the parking lots without the requisite amusement approvals or authorisation from the municipality. Representatives from the Kingston and St. Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) will be meeting with party promoters on Tuesday (April 9) regarding the decision to ban the staging of entertainment events at parking lots in New Kingston.Addressing the setting of the Council earlier in the day, Mayor of Kingston, Senator Councillor Delroy Williams, said the prohibition is a temporary measure and is being implemented to regulate the use of the areas.He noted that in some instances, persons use the parking lots without the requisite amusement approvals or authorisation from the municipality.“We will continue to support the creative industries but must do so with order. We have to ensure that there is a standard and protocols established for dealing with the use and clean-up. We have to establish conditions, and the promoters have to agree to that… and abide by what they agree to (or) we just can’t do it,” he said.Senator Williams said that the objective of the municipality is to bring order to the process and ensure effective monitoring of the parking lots, especially on weekends.“There is no 24-hour security at the parking lots, so people just turn up like a Saturday night or Sunday night and they use the parking lot for an event and we wake Monday morning to hear that an event was held,” he pointed out.“It’s generally an order issue, so it is (the) clean-up issue. It’s also the time when you do it, and that you are adhering to said times… . It is an issue of structure and order. We have to do these things but do it in a particular way that takes into consideration all the different factors,” he added.Senator Williams said after the meeting, “I’m very sure that we will have a structure to move forward; a structure that is agreed to by all.”The temporary prohibition was announced recently by the municipality.last_img read more

CALGARY FILMMAKER TED STENSON HEADS BACK TO SCHOOL WITH ANDREW PHUNG FOR

first_img Facebook Twitter But Events Transpiring Before, During and After and a High School Basketball Game is not really that type of sports movie. Those inspirational slogans do not make an appearance. This morning’s scene, for instance, is unfolding in one long, uncut take and involves members of the Ducks listlessly running the court. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Advertisementcenter_img Advertisement In the abandoned hallways outside the gymnasium of Calgary’s Queen Elizabeth High School, there are motivational quotes stencilled onto the rafters. “Sometimes the right path is not the easiest path,” reads one. “All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them,” says another.These inspirational nuggets would probably prove handy to the Middleview Ducks, the losing team at the heart of an indie comedy that is currently being shot at the northwest school.On this particular morning, the Ducks are in the middle of another humiliating defeat and could probably use a bit of the pep-talk guidance provided by those hallway messages. Advertisement Andrew Phung, right, and the young cast of film Events Transpiring Before, During and After a High School Basketball Game. Photos by Chelsea Yang-Smith. (CHELSEA YANG-SMITH / CALGARY)last_img read more

Neymar confident he will be 100 for World Cup

first_imgWhile admitting that he has still not yet fully recovered from his foot injury, Neymar is remaining optimistic over his recovery and is certain that he will back at “100%” for Brazil’s opening gameThe Paris Saint-Germain forward has been struggling with the foot injury since a game against local rivals Marseille on February 25.After doing his rehabilitation in Brazil, Neymar returned to PSG for their final matches of the season but was unable to recover sufficiently to take part and gain some much needed minutes on the pitch.However, the 26-year-old is confident he will be fully recovered for Brazil’s World Cup opener against Switzerland on June 17.“Physically I am well, my foot is fine. I am adapting to a few things. I still feel some discomfort, but it is not something that will trouble me,” said Neymar, according to Independent.On how he is now, Neymar stated: “Not 100 percent yet. But that comes with time. It is normal that I have this fear of making complete movements. Let’s take it easy, there are still many days until the (World Cup) opener and I will be 100 percent then.”The Brazilian is hopeful that he will be able to take part in their first friendly against Croatia at Liverpool on Sunday.Opinion: Neymar will earn respect back from the PSG fans Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 After completing his incredible return to Parc des Princes, we predict that Neymar will earn the respect back from PSG supporters.The situation between Neymar…“I am ready to play, there is nothing that can stop me,” he said.“What I feel today is this fear because I am coming back now.”Neymar was forced out of Brazil’s previous World Cup with a vertebral fracture and had to watch as his teammates succumb to a humiliating 7-1 defeat to eventual champions Germany at their home ground.“I hope that dream is not interrupted once more and that it is consolidated with a title for us,” added Neymar.Despite PSG’s best attempts, speculation surrounding Neymar’s future remains strong.“My focus is Brazil, people are saying nonsense and that is not worth answering,” said Neymar, when asked.last_img read more

Julian Wilkins reelected Chairman of CANTO and Digicel Group Director Government Relations

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppCuracao, CANTO Annual General Meeting – Wednesday 1st February, 2017:  Julian Wilkins, Digicel Group Director, Government Relations and Public Affairs, was re-elected as CANTO Chairman to the Caribbean Association of National Telecommunications (CANTO), the leading authority for shaping information and communication in the Caribbean. The announcement was made during CANTO’s Annual General Meeting in Curacao on Tuesday 31st January.With this year’s theme for CANTO being, Reimaging ICT as a tool for national growth and development, Wilkins said, “Reimaging ICT is high on CANTO’s agenda and focuses on ICT connectivity – fostering an environment which stimulates the creativity so necessary for the development of our national and regional markets. This is where we look to our Governments and Regulators to create the right environment to incentivise investment in the Caribbean region.”  Wilkins added, “We are in the process of transforming the organisation and this work must continue.” Recommended for you ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Related Items:#magneticmedianews He joined Digicel Trinidad and Tobago in 2006 as Operations and Maintenance Manager and transferred to Digicel Group, Legal and Regulatory in 2008. Wilkins was first elected as CANTO Chairman in 2015.#MagneticMediaNews Wilkins, who is from Antigua and Barbuda, was educated in the UK and holds an MBA from the Henley Business School in General Management and full telecommunications City and Guilds qualifications. He has worked with British Telecom in the UK as well as with the Antigua Public Utilities Authority, where he successfully launched the first GSM mobile network in the English-speaking Caribbean. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provolast_img read more