A 30-year-old trainee IAS officer allegedly drowned in the swimming pool of the Foreign Service Institute in south Delhi’s Munirka on Monday night. Ashish Dahiya, native of Sonipat’s Kharkhoda district, was attending a party at the institute with other young civic service officers. His lifeless body was found in the pool around midnight.Alcohol at partyWhile Mr. Dahiya’s family members claim that he had jumped into the pool to save a woman officer, the police say it is unclear at the moment whether he jumped in or was already in the pool.The police said they received a call at Vasant Vihar police station from Fortis Hospital early Tuesday stating that the 2016-batch IAS officer was declared brought dead at 12.50 a.m.Based on the initial statements given by eye-witnesses, the party started around 8 p.m. and they were consuming alcohol. “Evidence collected from the spot suggests that the revellers were consuming alcohol. However, whether Mr. Dahiya was drunk or not, will be clarified in the post mortem report,” said Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (South) Chinmoy Biswal.Already in the poolAs the night progressed and many of the officers left to go home, a few of the revellers decided to go into the pool.The small group of officers were enjoying themselves when they heard a woman yell for help. A few of the men jumped into the pool to save the woman, who is also an officer. A senior police officer said that after she was rescued, the woman told the men that Mr. Dahiya was with her at the time and asked: “Where is Ashish?”The officer’s friends then dove back into the pool and fished out Mr. Dhaiya’s body. They called the station medical officer, Dr. Pramyesh Basall, who tried to revive him with Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) but failed after which he was taken to Fortis Hospital where he was declared brought dead.‘No lifeguard?’Whether there was a life guard present near the pool is unclear, said a senior police officer privy to the case. “We are not aware of any such presence. Also, it’s unclear whether they were allowed to go near the pool at the time,” he said. Mr. Dahiya is survived by his wife Pragya Dixit.
The mysterious death of over 170 monkeys in the last one week in Amroa district of Uttar Pradesh has the forest department officials worried.Forest department officials told The Hindu that the death of the monkeys started a week ago and continues. Villagers of Adampur first discovered the dead monkeys after which they alerted the forest department officials. The villagers alleged that the monkeys may have been poisoned by some.“We are trying to find out the possible reasons of these mysterious deaths. We have sent the bodies of monkeys to the Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI) in Bareilly,” said the Veterinary Officer of Amroha, Dr. Tejpal Singh.“According to the initial medical reports it looks like they had not eaten anything for two days before their death. Their liver had stopped functioning. We are waiting for the viscera report to figure out the exact causes of deaths,” Dr. Singh added.Meanwhile as the news of mysterious death of monkeys spread residents of villages went into panic mode as they feared spread of some mysterious epidemic.
Embattled Commonwealth Games OC chief Suresh Kalmadi is likely to appear before CBI on Wednesday for questioning in connection with the agency’s probe into alleged financial irregularities in the conduct of the mega sporting event.Official sources said that Kalmadi has been asked to come to the CBI office for questioning and he has informed the investigating agency he would make his appearance on Wednesday.The chief of the Games’ Organising Committee is likely to be quizzed on a number of issues regarding the Games including alleged bungling in Queen’s Baton Relay.CBI officials had yesterday visited the Games OC office here and questioned some officials. Besides they had seized certain documents related to QBR and other contracts with various firms.The sources said Kalmadi will also be asked questioned about certain contracts given to foreign firms for carrying out overlays work for the games in October last.The CBI had late last month contacted Kalmadi over phone asking him to appear before it for questioning but the OC chief had said he will be available only after January three.Kalmadi had earlier in the day said he has not yet heard from the CBI about possible date of his questioning.”I am yet to hear from the CBI. As and when I am informed, I will be available. I am extending full cooperation to all investigating agencies,” Kalmadi told PTI.The sleuths have grilled Kalmadi’s three key aides in connection with the scam. Sources said Manoj Bhori, political advisor to OC head, P K Srivastava and A K Sinha, both assistants to Kalmadi, were also called in for interrogation.advertisementThe CBI had earlier conducted raids at the residences of Kalmadi, OC Secretary General Lalit Bhanot, R K Sacheti, who is Joint Director General of the OC, and Sangeeta Welingkar, member of the Games Image and Look Group.The agency has so far filed three FIRs in connection with the alleged financial irregularities.While one case is related to a Rs 107-crore deal struck with a Swiss score keeping firm, the CBI had registered two other FIRs in connection with the contract given to AM Films for the Baton Relay ceremonies by the OC in London.The CBI has decided to approach the Sports Ministry to seek removal of Kalmadi and Bhanot from their posts citing failure of certain junior OC officials to cooperate with it which, it claimed, was hampering the probe.With PTI inputs
LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Serbia’s Novak Djokovic (L) and Switzerland’s Roger Federer shake hands at the end of their men’s singles semi-final tennis match on day six of the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 – Rolex Paris Masters – indoor tennis tournament at The AccorHotels Arena in Paris, on November 3, 2018. (Photo by Anne-Christine POUJOULAT / AFP)Roger Federer Sunday said he planned to speak to fellow big guns Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray about the future of ATP Tour chief Chris Kermode after reports of a move to oust him.Britain’s Daily Telegraph said it had seen a strongly worded email sent out by ATP player council member Vasek Pospisil to players ranked between 50 and 100.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Magic edge Celtics for 2nd time Federer said he was not on top of what was going on but planned to speak with his colleagues about it.“I was going to speak to some of the council members. I’m practising with one of them this afternoon, Robin Haase,” he said ahead of the Australian Open.“I would like to hear a little bit from him how the council meeting (on Saturday) went, where their general feel is about leadership in the ATP.”Federer added: “We’ve had a good five, six years now under Chris’ leadership. Obviously it’s an important role. “We need to look at it very thoroughly. I need to speak with Novak, Rafa, and Andy a little bit just to get their take on it all.”ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion It reportedly called for the workforce to “start acting and running like a business not like a bunch of scared kids … we need a CEO that first and foremost represents OUR interests”.The email added that “the governance structure of the ATP favors the interests of the tournaments and its (their) owners … It’s time for a change and it can be achieved by staying unified and demanding what we deserve for our hard work”. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsThe ATP board — comprised of three tournament representatives and three player representatives — is expected to vote on a possible renewal of Kermode’s contract this month.He needs two of the three board members from each side of the ATP to support him. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Adding to the ATP board woes was member Justin Gimelstob pleading not guilty last month to a felony battery charge in a Los Angeles court.The two-time Grand Slam mixed doubles champion was accused of attacking one-time friend Randall Kaplan. He pleaded not guilty.“With the board member (Gimelstob), we know the situation. It’s pending,” said Federer.“We’re waiting to see what’s going to happen. I know him well. So we’ll see what the situation is there. “But it’s definitely interesting times, I’d like to call it, not bad times in our sport,” he added. “I think it’s maybe also a bit of a transition time. So it will be interesting to see what’s going to happen.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening MOST READ Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? View comments
The MCC cricket committee, an independent committee comprising of ex-cricketers and officials that frames laws and policies for the ICC to consider, has suggested the distribution model in the game needs to be made more equitable.The committee comprising of eminent cricketers from around the globe and headed by former England captain Mike Brearley met in London this week. Elaborating on the rationale behind their suggestion, they contend that it is essential to keep the game competitive given the rapid changes in the game and the new challenges it throws up.”The balance between bat and ball has long been a subject on the committee’s agenda, but the balance between the better off and other leading cricketing nations is arguably a bigger challenge. The committee is worried that with the spread of privately owned T20 leagues, and the rapid increase in remuneration (recent and anticipated), more players, especially from countries lacking the funds to pay their top players well, will choose these domestic tournaments ahead of making themselves available for their countries,” reads a statement from the MCC cricket committee.”The committee believes that the current distribution model will, if unchanged, see the rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer. People now talk about the need for a window for international and Test cricket, rather than a window for domestic T20 leagues. What the committee suggests may prove to be too idealistic; we are asking the richer countries to give up some funding in the long-term interest of cricket as a whole,” the statement adds.advertisementThis suggestion coming from a committee that also included Sourav Ganguly, now growing as an administrator of influence in BCCI will irk the Indian board. It was only last month at the ICC annual meet that the BCCI had managed to win back some financial clout, reserving for themselves a little over 22 per cent of the ICC revenue, i.e. $405 million. At an ICC meet earlier in the year, BCCI was outvoted and reduced to taking home only $293 million.Despite the gains, the BCCI acting Secretary Amitabh Choudhary who voted for the new revenue model came under attack at a recent BCCI SGM from former BCCI head N Srinivasan who wanted nothing short of $570 million for India. Srinivasan serving as the ICC Chairman had devised the Big three formula by bringing together the English and Australian cricket boards whereby the three boards would get more money and the BCCI significantly more than the rest for the superior commercial value it brought to cricket.Apart from Brearley and Ganguly, ex players like Rod Marsh,Tim May, Kumar Sangakkara, Rameez Raja, Ricky Ponting, Brendon Mccullum also make the committee.Interestingly the ICC Chief Executive David Richardson and Cricket South Africa Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat also attended the MCC meeting.
Share on Pinterest One of sport’s great passions is raging at selectors. It’s not a job that wins praise. But something is more deeply awry on the Australian panel than disagreement, a malaise that has persisted through changes of personnel.The problem isn’t decisions made. It’s the spurious justifications given. It’s the complete lack of any coherent policy, core belief or overarching rationale. The reasons given for one selection vanish for another. Principles committed to in one case are abandoned. Panel members pick whoever they feel like, then invent a reason, building arguments so flimsy that a Big Bad Wolf would only need to give a meaningful look. … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. 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Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Share via Email Sign up to the Spin – our weekly cricket round-up Tim Paine gets nod for Ashes as Australia overhaul Test squad Topics Support The Guardian Share on WhatsApp Since you’re here… Read more Read more The Ashes Australia cricket team Australia sport Share on Messenger This Ashes side mostly could have picked itself. Only the wicketkeeper was an obvious flaw. Of the other two changes, you can make an argument for dropping Matt Renshaw due to Cameron Bancroft’s eye-catching run. You can counter-argue that Renshaw’s last Test innings in Australia was 184, he played important knocks on tough Asian tours, and that quiet domestic games to start the home season are largely irrelevant.That is fair discussion. The hypocrisy starts once the call is made. “We would like him to go back to first-class cricket and push his name forward with the selection panel through big runs,” said Hohns, though his panel has spent years ignoring others who’ve done the same.At the same time as saying domestic results matter, the panel picked Tim Paine. Australia needed an in-form wicketkeeper who could remedy a shortage of runs from Matthew Wade. Paine has kept wicket in exactly three games for Tasmania the past two seasons, and has made one first-class century in a 12-year career.He has been desperately unlucky with injury, and it will be a great story if he can take this chance. That doesn’t mean there was logic in the pick. The selectors used the fig leaf of two recent half-centuries – one in a net for England’s bowlers as they took apart a youth team, another as Tasmania piled on declaration runs against Victoria. Ironically, Tasmania only delayed the declaration in the hope of getting Wade a final hit, but Paine never got out.The greatest morass of nonsense, as ever, came with picking Shaun Marsh to replace Glenn Maxwell at No6. Call him the Selectors’ Cat – Marsh is already up to life number eight. To be fair, Marsh played a couple of top innings in India, then was left out for Bangladesh. There have been times when he hasn’t deserved to be dropped, but there hasn’t been a time when he has deserved to be picked. Said selectors, he’s “playing very well at the moment, having scored consistently in the JLT One-Day Cup and first three rounds of the JLT Sheffield Shield competition”. Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn Share on Twitter Marsh made a hundred and three fifties in the one-day stuff. So did George Bailey. Marsh made three fifties in the Shield, Bailey made 106 and 59 in his last outing. Callum Ferguson followed an unbeaten 182 with 88 in whites, having piled up 50-over runs. Half a dozen others were in similar nick.Ed Cowan didn’t get the chance to try. The top Shield run-scorer in the country over the past three seasons was ordered out of the New South Wales side by Australian captain Steve Smith. Younger players were a chance for a Test gig, was Smith’s acknowledgement, but never Cowan. Likewise, Victoria ditched Cameron White, while an unwanted Michael Klinger left Perth to play in the Bangladesh Premier League.Cowan and Bailey are 35, White 34, Klinger 37, Ferguson 32. None were ever in the frame, seen as has-beens whose chance has gone. Yet the new Test No6 is 34, and his chances never end. For Marsh, selectors will ignore his age and point to his state form. For any other, they’ll point to his age and ignore his runs.Poor old Maxwell. The incumbent, with a fighting maiden century in India earlier this year. To Marsh’s three Shield fifties, Maxwell made two and a 45 not out, grinding a draw from 115 balls to show the versatility requested. Aged 29, one of the most talented ball-strikers of a generation has never played a home Test.This is a criminal waste, on the pitches that produce his best cricket. It was a waste last summer, when the spot was handed to a struggling Nic Maddinson, then on to gut-feeling choice Hilton Cartwright. This summer, it’s another waste by handing it to a player about whom nothing more can be learned.It looks like the fear of an Ashes loss got Australia’s selectors spooked. If my career relied on Shaun Marsh’s batting, I’d be worried, but he’s seen as a safe pick while Maxwell is a risk. But whatever the reasoning, it’s never adequately explained.People don’t like being misled. What we keep getting is a lack of transparency, a lack of accountability and a mentality of jobs for the old boys. It doesn’t just annoy fans, it messes with the lives of players. Careers stutter and sputter out, as old boys look after the new. But the very existence of boys’ clubs is under threat. The world is changing: gradually in the main, then with occasional rushes of subsidence. You can’t beat erosion. You can only move ahead of the fall. comment Cricket Ashes 2017-18 Reuse this content
Real Madrid Asensio key to Real Madrid’s Champions League hopes in Paris Ben Hayward Last updated 1 year ago 06:27 2/19/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(15) Aitor Alcalde Real Madrid Primera División Real Betis v Real Madrid Real Betis PSG v Real Madrid PSG UEFA Champions League Opinion The 22-year-old has been underused this term but helped Real beat PSG, was instrumental at Betis on Sunday and has to start at the Parc des Princes Marco Asensio is the man of the moment. The former Mallorca midfielder came off the bench to help inspire Real Madrid to a 3-1 win over Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League on Wednesday night and he was at it again as Los Blancos beat Betis in La Liga on Sunday.The 22-year-old did not score against PSG, but Real’s two late goals came from his runs down the left and 1-1 became 3-1 in the final seven minutes — an advantage that makes Madrid favourites to advance in the second leg in Paris on March 6.AdChoices广告Asensio and Lucas Vazquez were rewarded for their impressive cameos with starting spots away to Betis and those two give the team balance in a 4-4-2 formation, this time either side of Casemiro and Mateo Kovacic as Luka Modric and the injured Toni Kroos missed out. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player And Asensio opened the scoring with a fine header after Antonio Adan had parried Cristiano Ronaldo’s shot. Betis, so impressive going forward, turned the game on its head before half-time, but Sergio Ramos headed home an equaliser in the second half and there was Marco again to make it 3-2.Ultimately, this hugely entertaining encounter finished 5-3 to Zinedine Zidane’s side as Ronaldo and substitute Karim Benzema scored, either side of a Sergio Leon effort for the home team.Defensively, Madrid did not cover themselves in glory again, but Betis have scored past most teams this term and Zidane will certainly look to tighten up at the back as he prepares for a second game against Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Edinson Cavani. However, Real almost always raise their intensity and concentration in the Champions League.Marcelo limped off early in this game and his inclusion seemed an unnecessary risk following his monumental efforts at the Santiago Bernabeu, where he scored Madrid’s third goal on Wednesday.Zidane will be crossing his fingers that the Brazilian is back in time for the second leg against Unai Emery’s side, while he will have been happy to see Benzema put an end to his recent scoring drought by netting the fifth goal in Seville.But whoever is available for the game in Paris, Asensio must surely start. The midfielder was more effective than any of Madrid’s forward players on Sunday and his tracking back also helps the team defensively.There are always hierarchies at a club like Real and the 22-year-old will understand that Ronaldo, Benzema and Gareth Bale are ahead of him in the pecking order based on reputation and also wages. That is how things tend to work at Madrid.However, Zidane’s side are out of the Copa del Rey and cannot win La Liga, so Los Blancos will be playing for their season in Paris and the French coach fighting for his job.And putting reputations to one side, Asensio is the man on form. He should be in the starting XI every week for Real — and his inclusion against PSG could well be the key to making the last eight of the Champions League.
Congratulations to the players that were recognised for their achievements at the Masters Awards function following day five of the 2013 Super Trans Tasman Series.Women’s 30’s Players Player – Amy Smith Coaches Award – Holly SmithSenior MixedPlayers Player – Derrick CantCoaches Award – Joshua SparkeMen’s 30’sPlayers Player – Aaron JonesCoaches Award – Elijah Van Der KwastMen’s 40’sPlayers Player – Barry GibsonCoaches Award – Robert Sinclair-SmithMen’s 50’sPlayers Player – Dave CheungCoaches Award – Tim KitchinghamStay tuned to the Touch Football Australia YouTube channel in the coming days for all of the highlights from the Masters divisions at the 2013 Super Trans Tasman Series – www.youtube.com/touchfootballaus. Related LinksMasters Awards
FREDERICTON — New Brunswick’s education minister says people spreading misinformation about the effectiveness of vaccines are from the “far, far fringe.”A committee of the New Brunswick legislature is hearing today from supporters and opponents of more stringent vaccine requirements for New Brunswick children.The province’s Tory government wants to pass legislation making vaccinations mandatory for children in schools and daycares unless they have a medical exemption.Education Minister Dominic Cardy opened the hearings by cautioning the committee about false information being spread by vaccination opponents.He says getting vaccinated is safer than spurning vaccines.The bill was introduced in June amid a measles outbreak in southern New Brunswick.The Canadian Press
Rabat – Dozens of people gathered on June 16 to take part in a sit-in near the home of Polisario leader Ibrahim Ghali to protest against the separatist front’s violent crackdown on political dissidence and opposition. Chanting anti-Polisario slogans, more than 60 protestors demanded an investigation into the hanging of a man whose body was found earlier this month, according to local sources.It appears that the June 16 event is the culmination of political tensions within the Tindouf Camps in recent months, particularly between pro and anti-Polisario activists. The man whose body was found in early June was an inmate at the Dheibya prison facility, where he was being detained for his political activism and overt criticism of the Polisario Front. According to friends and relatives, who organized the June 16 sit-in, he was a renowned anti-Polisario activist in the region and was one of the harshest critics of the movement in the Tindouf camps.While the separatist front’s official narrative claims the man’s death as a suicide, his circle of friends and family said they have evidence that suggest a political assassination. They believe the man was killed by secessionists inside the Dheibya prison, who then “masked the circumstances of his death” and made it look like a suicide.An anonymous source told Morocco World News that this is not an isolated incident, as some political dissidents, who have managed to escape the Tindouf camps, have also spoken about human rights abuses and violence towards dissidents. The same source said that this weekend’s event comes as further proof that the separatist front is not the legitimate and unanimous representative of the Sahrawis, as is widely believed in the international community.He explained that the Polisario’s constant silencing and imprisoning of dissidents and critics should convince international observers to consider the possibility that the Polisario is not the sole representative of the Sahrawi people. “The world should no longer be lured by the allegations of the Polisario and its supporters, who seize every opportunity to claim that the Polisario represents the wishes and hopes of all the Sahrawis.”Prior to last weekend’s sit-in, representatives of the Yagout tribe, of which the hanged victim was a member, had sent a written appeal to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, asking the international community to condemn the acts of violence and murders committed against political dissidents in the Tindouf Camps. Claiming in their letter that they know who the “murderers” are, they demanded that cases of political violence in the Tindouf Camps be taken to the International Criminal Court.“The United Nations and human rights watchdogs such as Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International must open an investigation to clarify the circumstances of this alleged murder and shed light into it,” the source concluded.
Rabat – Moroccan caftans were the focus at the fashion night of the “Morocco in Abu Dhabi” festival on Tuesday.Four hundred people attended the fashion show, which showcased the Moroccan caftan and highlighted the latest trends, according to Emirati news outlet Gulf Today.“Morocco in Abu Dhabi” is an annual festival which aims to promote ties between Morocco and the United Arab Emirates. The festival brings Moroccan culture to the UAE through music, art, handicrafts, cuisine, and fashion. It includes a fashion show and musical and theater performances. This year the festival also included a Moroccan Heritage Museum, displaying artifacts from ancient and pre-Islamic times to the modern world.Read also: UAE Celebrates Morocco’s Cultural Heritage and Moroccan WomenAt the fashion show on Tuesday, models showcased traditional and modern caftan designs.“The caftan has been passed down through many generations. This year, we decided to focus on the traditional Moroccan arts of sewing and embroidery,” designer Sofia Ben Ibrahim told Gulf Today.Moroccan designers show the beauty of Caftan in UAE. Photo Credit: Gulf Today“The collection features innovative and trend-setting designs with both warm and cool colors and we also have some unique designs of new short-sleeved wedding dresses, in addition to other long-sleeved collections,” Ben Ibrahim added.A number of world-renowned Moroccan designers participated in the fashion show, including Myriam Bouafi, Lamia Lakhsassi, Souad Chraibi, and Sara Chraibi, as well as designers Badia Tazi and Rhita Sebti, and Mounier & Bouvard, the famous Moroccan jewelry designers.The Morocco in Abu Dhabi festival is running from April 18 to 30 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.
Greek Cypriot leader Dimitris Christofias and Turkish Cypriot leader Mehmet Ali Talat held “very fruitful discussions,” the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Cyprus, Tayé-Brook Zerihoun, told reporters at the UN-protected area in Nicosia after the meeting.The leaders are slated to meet again next Tuesday to take up scheduling matters, and again on Thursday. Their representatives have tentatively agreed to convene next Wednesday and Friday to discuss the economy and property issues, Mr. Zerihoun added.In September 2008, Mr. Christofias and Mr. Talat began these talks aimed at achieving “a bicommunal, bizonal federation with political equality as defined by relevant Security Council resolutions” for the Mediterranean Island.That partnership would comprise a Federal Government with a single international personality, along with a Turkish Cypriot Constituent State and a Greek Cypriot Constituent State, which would be of equal status. 24 November 2009The Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot leaders met today to continue discussions on immigration, citizenship and asylum as part of the ongoing United Nations-backed, power-sharing negotiations.
The police today arrested four people over the violent clashes which erupted at the ODI cricket match played between Sri Lanka and Pakistan at the R. Premadasa Cricket stadium last night.The clashes resulted in several people including police officers being injured and the game being temporarily suspended for over half an hour. Riot police were called in to protect the players and bring the situation under control. The police said that investigations over the clashes were continuing to arrest several other individuals who are alleged to have been involved in the incident. Objects including a stone was thrown at the field where Pakistani players were making their way to a clean victory with Sri Lanka struggling to chase the 317 run mark to win.Players were called into the center of the field and both teams later left the field as police emptied one half of the stands. The clashes are believed to have begun in the upper level of the D Block between two groups who later started exchanging blows and throwing stones at each other.Violent clashed erupted outside the stadium as well with several vehicles and property being damaged in the incident.However, play resumed at around 10:05pm local time in almost half empty stands with no reduction in overs. Pakistan went on to complete a 135-run win, and take a 2-1 lead in the five-match series. (Colombo Gazette)
The human remains found last month at the Binbrook Conservation Area have now been identified and they are those of a local murder victim.The remains have been identified as 26-year old Daniel Baffoh. He went missing earlier this year. But the missing person’s case soon turned into a homicide investigation.Daniel Baffoh was last seen on the afternoon of January 31st.45-year old Mark Langille has been charged with first degree murder and his 22-year old son, Damian is charged with accessory after the fact. Andrew Keith Gordon was also charged with being an accessory after the fact. Police believe Baffoh was shot and killed in Hamilton and his body then dumped in Binbrook. There’s no word yet on a motive.00:00:00 | 00:00:00::Projekktor V1.3.09
TORONTO – With his retirement looming at the end of August, the head of TMX Group (TSX:X), the operator of the country’s largest stock market, says his successor will have to look for growth beyond Canada’s borders.“It’s essential,” said chief executive Thomas Kloet, following the company’s annual general meeting Friday.“I think that the company will continue to play an ever increasing international role. That’s the strategy we’re placing forward.”Kloet said TMX Group, which owns the Toronto Stock Exchange, the TSX Venture exchange, Montreal derivatives market and others, will continue to pursue opportunities where they can offer services to international markets, with an eye towards Latin America and Asia.Kloet took the reins at the company in 2008, shortly after its merger with the Montreal Exchange and as the industry headed into a period of consolidation. He said during his six-year tenure, he’s completed all he has wanted to do, and is ready for a break.“I think I gave the institution my best for six years and I think a new leader will take it to the next level,” he said.The board of directors has set up a search committee which is considering internal and external candidates. Kloet said the plan is to have his replacement on the ground by the time he leaves on Aug. 31, but if doesn’t happen, he’s open to staying on until a successor can be named.“It’s my hope that we have this before I leave, but the important thing is to get the right person, not to get a person by a certain day,” said Kloet.Before joining the company, Kloet was the CEO of Singapore Exchange Ltd. where he oversaw the integration of the country’s stock and monetary markets, as well as an initial public offering. The TMX is expecting to open an office in Singapore later this year.“This isn’t the old TSX, this is a complex organization with offices around the world and regulators around the world that we have to answer to, so we have to do it right,” he said.Under his leadership, the TMX Group has grown and diversified enough to help it cushion the impact of volatile markets in the future.The company is also expanding into the private sector with TSX Private Markets, a new business aimed at helping Canadian startups raise money and eventually go public.Earlier this month, the TMX Group reported a 23 per cent bump in profits as trading and clearing volumes picked up during its latest quarter.For the first quarter ended March 31, TMX Group earned net income of $46.4 million, or 86 cents per share, in its first quarter ended March 31. This compared with net income of $37.8 million, or 70 cents per share, in the same quarter a year earlier. Its adjusted earnings per diluted share was $1.05, excluding acquisitions and other costs. That’s up 35 per cent from 78 cents in the same quarter last year.Revenue for the quarter came in at $182.1 million, up six per cent, from $172.2 million in the same period of 2013.Kloet told shareholders trading volumes at its Calgary-based Natural Gas Exchange were boosted in the first quarter due to volatility linked to a severe winter, joking that he finally found a “good reason to experience the winter we did.”The TMX Group has long been dealing with either flat or declining number of new companies listing on the Toronto Stock Exchange, an area where competition is going to intensify with the arrival of the new exchange, Aequitas Innovations Inc., later this year.Aequitas, which is backed by Royal Bank (TSX:RY), BCE Inc. (TSX:BCE), Canadian pension fund PSP Investments, and a number of Canadian and international brokerages, is awaiting regulatory approvals and is aimed at tackling abusive behaviours related to high-frequency trading.Follow @LindaNguyenTO on Twitter. Toronto Stock Exchange CEO Tom Kloet sits for a portrait in Toronto on June 28, 2013. With his retirement looming at the end of August, Kloet says his successor will have to look for growth beyond Canada’s borders. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Aaron Vincent Elkaim Search for new head of TMX Group underway as CEO prepares for retirement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Linda Nguyen, The Canadian Press Posted May 23, 2014 11:04 am MDT
Civilians continued to bear the brunt of the Afghan conflict in the first half of 2015, the United Nations reported today, noting that casualties are projected to equal or exceed the record high numbers documented last year. The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) have documented 4,921 civilian casualties (1,592 deaths and 3,329 injured) in the first half of 2015. This is a one per cent increase in total civilian casualties compared to the same period in 2014. The vast majority – or 90 per cent – of civilian casualties resulted from ground engagements, improvised explosive devices, complex and suicide attacks and targeted killings, according to the 2015 Mid-year Report on Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict, which was released today. “This report lays bare the heart-rending, prolonged suffering of civilians in Afghanistan, who continue to bear the brunt of the armed conflict and live in insecurity and uncertainty over whether a trip to a bank, a tailoring class, to a court room or a wedding party, may be their last,” said UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein. “Impunity for serious violations of international human rights and humanitarian law has been reigning for too long in Afghanistan, and fuelling the cycle of violence. There need to be urgent, concrete steps towards accountability to break this venomous cycle.” The report finds that 70 per cent of civilian casualties are due to the activities of anti-Government elements, who continued to cause the most harm despite a slight reduction in total civilian casualties. Civilian deaths and injuries caused by pro-Government forces caused 16 per cent of civilian casualties (15 per cent from Afghan National Security Forces and pro-Government militia and one per cent from international military forces). The report notes with concern that this is a 60 per cent increase compared to the same period in 2014, mostly due to increased civilian casualties caused by pro-Government forces during ground engagements. Fighting between the parties to the conflict that could not be attributed to one specific party caused 10 per cent of civilian casualties, while unattributed explosive remnants of war caused the remaining four per cent. Ground engagements between parties to the conflict caused 1,577 civilian casualties – a 19 per cent decrease – yet remained the leading cause of civilian casualties in Afghanistan. Similarly, improvised explosive devices caused 1,108 civilian casualties – a 21 per cent decrease – while remaining the second leading cause of civilian casualties in Afghanistan. The UN said that the slight rise in civilian harm recorded in the first half of 2015 is primarily a result of increased civilian casualties from suicide and complex attacks and targeted killings. There was a 78 per cent increase in suicide and complex attacks executed by anti-Government elements, compared to the first six months of 2014. Civilian casualties from targeted killings increased by 57 per cent and became the leading cause of civilian deaths. “Afghan civilians have suffered far too long from this destructive conflict. The devastating consequences of this violence against civilians as documented in this report should serve to strengthen the broad conviction that peace is urgently needed,” said Nicholas Haysom, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative and head of UNAMA. Nicholas Haysom – Protection of Civilians Mid-Year Report Aug 2015. Credit: UNAMATV “Until peace is achieved, all parties to the conflict must fulfil their obligations under international humanitarian law to minimize the impact of the conflict on civilians and match their public statements on the protection of civilians with concrete actions,” he said. In the first six months of 2015, UNAMA documented a 23 per cent increase in casualties among women and a 13 per cent increase in casualties among children. “The rise in the numbers of women and children killed and maimed from conflict-related violence is particularly disturbing,” said Danielle Bell, Director of Human Rights at UNAMA. “This year, UNAMA recorded the highest number of children and women casualties compared to the same period in previous years. All parties to the conflict must undertake stronger measures to protect civilians from harm. When the conflict kills or maims a mother, child, sister or brother, the repercussions for families and communities are devastating and long-lasting.” The report outlines key steps to be taken by parties to the conflict to mitigate casualties and protect civilians from harm, including that anti-Government elements cease the deliberate targeting of civilians and civilian locations; that the Government cease firing mortars, rockets and grenades into civilian-populated areas; and that international military forces continue to take steps to protect civilians during ground and aerial operations.
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Primarily based in the United States, Tesla has been expanding abroad over the past few years to the United Kingdom and Germany, and next on the automaker’s list is Greece. The company will be setting up a small research and development office in Athens with a view to develop new electric motor technologies that will comprise of a highly qualified engineering team, a Tesla spokesperson revealed in an interview with Elektrek. “This team will focus solely on limited research and development activities to accelerate electric motor technology development through close collaboration with our team in the US,” the spokesperson added.“Greece has strong electric motor engineering talent and technical universities, offering tailored programs and specialised skills for electric motor technology.” And Tesla knows this first-hand.Three of their top electric motor designers were educated at the National Technical University of Athens; Principal Motor Designer Konstantinos Laskaris, Motor Design Engineer Konstantinos Bourchas, and Staff Motor Design Engineer Vasilis Papanikolaou. Now they are looking to further explore the talent pool by setting up locally, starting on a small scale with 10 engineers.
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