Now, a donkey gets the hall ticket for a J&K exam

first_imgTwo years after a cow was issued an admit card to write an examination in Jammu and Kashmir, a hall ticket has been issued to a donkey to sit for a recruitment test for naib tehsildars.A prankster seems to have got an admit card issued by the Jammu and Kashmir Services Selection Board in the name of Kachur Khar (brown donkey) for the test scheduled for Sunday.‘Waste of resources’A photograph of the card, with the animal’s photograph on it, was circulated on Twitter and Facebook.Calls to Board officials were not answered.One Twitter user lamented the waste of resources. “It is ridiculous to get a system-generated card in the name of donkey and then make it a news. It only shows how much extra time we have for wastage. Grow up,” the user wrote.A Facebook user lashed out at the Board. “This application form could have been deleted or cancelled easily by SSB officials from the system because the issue was already highlighted in 2015,” he said.In 2015, the Board of Professional Entrance Examinations issued an admit card to a cow for an examination.last_img read more

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Raptors beat Pacers in Kyle Lowry’s return

first_imgRead Next UP NEXTPacers: Visit Cleveland on Tuesday night.Raptors: Host Atlanta on Tuesday night. Serge Ibaka scored 18 points, while Lowry had 12 points and eight assists after missing the previous six games because of a sore lower back.“He’s a big piece of what we’re tying to do here,” Powell said. “It seemed like he hasn’t missed a beat.”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 starsKawhi Leonard rested on the second night of a back-to-back, but Lowry played 32 minutes and shot 4 for 10, going 2 for 6 from 3-point range.“Good to be out there with my guys,” Lowry said. “It felt good to be able to help them get a win.” Thailand fires coach Milovan Rajevac after AFC Asian Cup loss to India Powell scored 10 points in the second and Toronto led 70-63 at halftime. Ibaka had 10 in the third as the Raptors took a 96-84 edge into the final quarter.“Everybody was wide open tonight,” McMillan said.TIP-INSPacers: C Myles Turner (right shoulder) was not available. Sabonis made his second start of the season. … All five starters scored at least 10 points.Raptors: Powell’s career high is 30, set at Brooklyn on April 13, 2016. … Lowry and Leonard have played together in 21 of Toronto’s 42 games. … Lowry had not played since Dec. 22 at Philadelphia. He missed the four games before that because of a sore left thigh.BENCH BOUNCES BACKToronto got more bench points in the first quarter (six) than it did in all of Saturday’s win at Milwaukee (five). The Raptors finished with 52 bench points.“We talked about coming out and setting a tone, bringing the energy and playing our game,” Powell said.KAWHI RESTSLeonard has been held out of at least one game of all eight back-to-backs so far this season, one year after being limited to nine games with San Antonio because of a quadriceps injury. Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue LATEST STORIES Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening View comments LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “He was really good tonight,” Nurse said.Green matched his season high with five 3-pointers and Toronto hit 17 of 33 from long range, one shy of its season best.“They were the aggressors all night long,” Pacers coach Nate McMillan said. “We never really established that we could stop them.”It was the fifth time this season the Raptors have faced a team that had won at least five straight games. Toronto is now 3-2 in such encounters, also beating Miami on Dec. 26 and Milwaukee on Saturday.“Hopefully this will be an eye-opener for us, and realize we’ve got a lot of work to do if we want to get to where we want to be,” Indiana’s Victor Oladipo said.Bojan Bogdanovic scored 21 points, Domantas Sabonis had 16 points and 11 rebounds, and Oladipo scored 16 points for Indiana. The Pacers have lost five straight and 14 of the past 16 against the Raptors.Thaddeus Young scored 14 points and Darren Collison had 11.Indiana has won 13 of its past 16, losing twice to Toronto and once to Cleveland in that span. The Raptors rallied from a 17-point deficit to beat the Pacers 99-96 on Dec. 19.“This is a tough place to play,” McMillan said. “They make it a tough place to play, and we haven’t had success here in a number of years.”Both teams shot better than 60 percent in the first quarter but the Raptors made six of nine attempts from 3-point range to lead 37-35. SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion The Pacers lost their 11th consecutive game north of the border. Indiana’s most recent win Toronto was March 1, 2013.Lowry also had three steals and three rebounds, and took a pair of charges.“There’s about 32 other things out there that you’re not seeing that he’s doing that don’t get recorded on the stat sheet,” coach Nick Nurse said.Danny Green scored 15 points and Fred VanVleet had 12 as the Raptors returned from a victory in Milwaukee on Saturday to win their fifth straight at home.Powell made 10 of 12 shots and scored 11 points in the final quarter.ADVERTISEMENT 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 MOST READ Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (7) drives between Indiana Pacers guard Cory Joseph (6) and guard Tyreke Evans (12) during first half NBA basketball action in Toronto on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)TORONTO — Kyle Lowry returned from injury to help the Toronto Raptors extend a run of home dominance over the Indiana Pacers.Norman Powell scored a season-high 23 points, Pascal Siakam had 12 points and 10 rebounds, and the Raptors beat Indiana 121-105 on Sunday night, snapping the Pacers’ six-game winning streak.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Sign of the times: Vettel furious as Hamilton wins in Canada

first_imgCayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles05:25What we ought to know about Filipino Sign Language02:42PH 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel, of Germany, switches the standing markers to place Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton, of Britain, second and himself first at the Formula One Canadian Grand Prix auto race in Montreal, Sunday, June 9, 2019. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP)Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel was red with rage at being stripped of a much-needed win at the Canadian Grand Prix on Sunday.So the four-time Formula One world champion took matters into his own hands — literally.ADVERTISEMENT DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew After getting out of his car with his helmet still on and stomping back to his garage, Vettel then made his way to the post-race grid.The Montreal crowd watched in amazement as Vettel theatrically grabbed the big No. 1 sign parked in front of race winner Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes car and moved it to where his Ferrari should have been in the empty No. 2 slot.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThen Vettel did the opposite with the No. 2 sign, hauling it over and dramatically plonking it in front of Hamilton’s car.The crowd cheered, as if witnessing a moral victory. Hamilton showed a touch of class on the podium, grabbing Vettel’s arm and pulling the German alongside him on the top step. Hamilton was asked for his view and some of the crowd jeered when he said “all I can say is I didn’t make the decision.”Vettel intervened quickly and told the crowd not to boo Hamilton, but to jeer the stewards’ decision itself.“We have very great respect for each other,” Vettel said. “I heard some fans booing when Lewis got his trophy. I will defend Lewis 100 percent here because it wasn’t him.”Mercedes has now clinched seven straight wins this season — and nine in the past 10 races overall — and Ferrari has not won since former driver Kimi Raikkonen’s victory at the United States GP in October last year.Once again, Vettel seemed to have the race under control only to lose his composure.It is the third straight season he is making panicky errors.He span his car with Hamilton behind him in Bahrain earlier this season, went into the barriers when leading the rain-soaked German GP by nearly 10 seconds last July; and crashed from pole at the Singapore GP two years ago.This time, the mistake was made on a bone-dry track and in perfect weather conditions.The excuses are running out fast for Vettel, unfair decisions or not. “Obviously I’m angry, as you can imagine,” Vettel said. “I gave everything I had today and more.”Vettel had started from pole position and crossed the finish line narrowly ahead of Hamilton.But Vettel had been given a five-second time penalty for an incident which happened with a little more than 20 laps to go. Despite Vettel taking the checkered flag, that penalty gave the five-time F1 champion Hamilton his fifth win in seven races and 78th overall.Vettel, meanwhile, has not won in 15 races — a dismal run at the most storied team in F1.His mistake was basic, unfair time penalty or not.ADVERTISEMENT Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, toocenter_img Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue He went into the grass with Hamilton pressuring behind him, and then swerved back onto the track, forcing Hamilton to brake suddenly to avoid crashing into the barriers to the right of the track.But amid the anger Vettel did have a point.F1 carved its reputation in decades of daredevil acts and used to be famed for such high-speed drama but here it was deemed preferable to fine Vettel for an unsafe re-entry back onto the track.Vettel took a swipe — or rather a full-blown lunge — at governing body FIA, saying the reasoning of the stewards went against the spirit of motor racing.“It is not making our sport popular. People want to see us race, and it was racing. Just a shame when we have these funny decisions,” Vettel said. “I just wish I could be as good as I am … but in the old drivers’ time. We should be able to say what we think, but we can’t. I disagree with where the sport is now. It’s not the one I fell in love with.”Strong words from Vettel, who finished ahead of his Ferrari teammate Charles Leclerc with Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas in fourth place and taking a bonus point for the fastest lap.In the standings, Hamilton is 29 points clear of Bottas and already 62 ahead of Vettel heading into the French GP in two weeks’ time.An exasperated Vettel said on team radio “they’re stealing this race from us” — and the stewards’ decision clearly festered for the remaining laps — but it was another Vettel blunder following multiple mistakes in losing the past two championships to Hamilton.Vettel’s barren streak dates back to the Belgian GP last August, while his longtime rival Hamilton is well poised in his bid for a sixth F1 title to move within one of Michael Schumacher’s all-time record.Hamilton and Schumacher have both won the Canadian GP a record seven times. 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NBA to start elite training academy in NCR

first_imgMumbai, Nov 22 (PTI) The National Basketball Association (NBA) has planned to launch NBA Academy India, an elite basketball training centre in the National Capital Region (NCR), next April for the top men and women prospects from across the country. The academy, the first of its kind in the country and NBAs fifth elite training centre globally, will be fully funded by it, NBA announced at a media conference here today.”The NBA remains committed to growing the game in India, and the launch of NBA Academy India marks our most significant investment in basketball development in the market,” said NBA Vice President, International Basketball Operations, Brooks Meek. “This academy will provide the top male and female prospects in India with world-class coaching and training, as well as academic support and an emphasis on life skills,” he added. NBA would conduct a national scouting programme beginning later this month to identify the inaugural pool of 24 elite prospects who will receive scholarships and training at NBA Academy India. The 24 prospects would be selected by next February.”NBA Academy India will help us identify and develop elite homegrown prospects and shape the next generation of national players,” said NBA India MD, Yannick Colaco. “Youth basketball players in India have had relatable figures to look up to in Sim Bhullar and Satnam Singh, and now NBA Academy India will give them a platform to prepare for the opportunity to develop into a professional-level prospect,” he added. The announcement of NBAs Indian academy follows the launch of academies in Hangzhou, Jinan and Urumqi, China in October 2016 and the planned launch of NBA Global Academy, the NBAs elite training centre, at Basketball Australias Centre of Excellence at the Australian Institute of Sport. PTI SSR NRB SSC SSC BASadvertisementlast_img read more

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Xiaomi Redmi K20 will come with massive 4000mAh battery, company confirms

first_imgA lot of details about the Redmi K20 have been confirmed by the company. Now, via a new poster Xiaomi’s sub-brand Redmi confirms new details. According to the latest teaser posted by Redmi Global the upcoming Redmi K20 will come with Redmi Note 7 series like 4000mAh battery setup. This means the rumours were pretty authentic. Until now all the leaks and rumours revealed that the Redmi K20 series of phones will pack massive 4000mAh battery.Xiaomi Redmi took to Chinese microblogging site Weibo to announce the battery details of the Redmi K20. In the Weibo post the company notes, “#Redmi K20# Every trick of the Big Devil is a big move! The fourth type: wish to grow Forward microblogging and pump one K20.” In the same post, Xiaomi Redmi attached a post that noted “4000mAh”. This confirms that the Redmi K20 will sport the same battery setup as the Redmi Note 7 series. Some rumours suggest that the phone will come packed with 27W charging capability that’s has been previously seen on the Mi 9. Redmi is yet to confirm these details.A lot has been talked about the Redmi K20 of late. Let’s take a quick look at everything we know about the Redmi flagship phone so far:–Redmi K20 is set to launch in China on May 28. –Xiaomi India has confirmed that the Redmi K20 willl come to India soon. –The Redmi K20 is expected to come in two variants — Redmi K20 and Redmi K20 Pro. –In India the Redmi K20 Pro is expected to come as Poco F2. There are no official information about the Poco F2 from the company yet. –The Redmi K20 series is tipped to be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor. –Rumours suggest Redmi K20 will come with a 6.39-inch OLED display with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. — Redmi K20 is expected to include a pop-up selfie camera with a 32MP sensor with f/2.0 aperture.–Leaked specs sheet suggests, on the rear panel, the phone will include a 48MP primary camera with f/1.7 aperture, a 13MP secondary camera with f/2.4 aperture, and third will an 8MP with f/2.4 aperture.–New leak suggests that the Redmi K20 Pro will come packed with 48MP Sony IMX586 camera and 960fps slow-motion recording support. –In AnTuTu the Redmi K20 flagship killer manages to score as high as 458,754.advertisementALSO READ | Xiaomi Redmi Note 7S quick review: Redmi Note 7 with 48MP camera and extra price of Rs 1000ALSO READ | Redmi Note 7S vs Redmi Note 7 Pro: Which 48MP camera Xiaomi phone should you buy?ALSO READ | Redmi Note 7 vs Redmi Note 7S: How they are different, which Xiaomi is better buylast_img read more

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OSU’s Most Intriguing Player Headed into 2016

first_imgIf you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! But the newest addition to the 2016 playing roster is a player who was forced to sit out the 2015 season due to transfer rules. Derrick Moncrief, a safety transfer from Auburn, was ranked as the No. 1 safety in the nation coming out of junior college, played one year at Auburn before making a change to Stillwater.With the Tigers, he played all 13 games and recorded 27 tackles with a forced fumble and pass breakup. And at 6-foot-2, 220-pounds, Moncrief has the ability to join Sterns and Flowers as the enforcer in the defensive backfield with the cover skills of a defensive back and the size of a linebacker.The secondary was an area of weakness at times last season, and I believe a great deal of that was due to the lack of depth available. True freshman Kenneth McGruder was forced into playing time and filled in admirably, but the grind of the Big 12 certainly doesn’t provide any rest for a thin secondary. Moncrief, who only has one year of eligibility remaing, could be a key piece of Glenn Spencers puzzle heading into the 2016 season.Check out some of his highlights from his freshman campaign at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. Scroll to about the 1:08 mark and you’ll see his true ability to cover in space and deliver some big time hits: Oklahoma State elected not to sign safety in the 2016 recruiting class, because the position appears to be loaded with talent headed into 2016.The Cowboys return all-everything Jordan Sterns for his senior year and soon-to-be redshirt junior Tre Flowers, who showed promising development as a hit-stick safety who can deliver punishing blows like this Bedlam truck:Ready to watch more hits like this from @_Slimm7 at the @SugarBowlNola ????? https://t.co/oDncSg3Oe0— Oklahoma State (@TheOkiePokie) December 19, 2015last_img read more

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Canada imposes sanctions of members of the Maduro regime in Venezuela

first_imgOTTAWA – Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says Canada has imposed sanctions against key figures in the regime of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.Freeland says the targeted sanctions are aimed at 40 officials and individuals — including Maduro himself — who are helping to undermine the security, stability and integrity of democratic institutions in Venezuela.The sanctions freeze any assets the individuals may have in Canada and bans Canadians from engaging them in business dealings.Canada has accused Maduro of moving his country toward dictatorship and has repeatedly spoken out against him.Maduro, who assumed office in 2013, was a close associate of former president Hugo Chavez.For most of his presidency, Maduro has ruled by decree and has sidelined the elected national assembly.During his tenure, the Venezuelan economy has teetered near collapse.Freeland said Canada supports democracy in Venezuela.“Canada will not stand by silently as the government of Venezuela robs its people of their fundamental democratic rights,” she said in a statement.“Today’s announcement of sanctions against the Maduro regime underscores our commitment to defending democracy and human rights around the world.”last_img read more

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I SAID STOP OTTAWA WOMAN ACCUSES HEDLEY SINGER JACOB HOGGARD OF RAPE

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Hoggard denies the allegation and says the pair had consensual sex in his hotel room.The woman says she decided to share her story with CBC after drawing courage from the dozens of mainly anonymous women who have spoken out on social media about alleged negative experiences with the B.C. band.   READ MORE Ottawa Woman Accuses Hedley Frontman Of Rape, Jacob Hoggard’s Lawyer RespondsHedley frontman Jacob Hoggard insists the alleged rape accusation against him was actually a consensual sexual encounter.Hoggard’s accuser, an unidentified Ottawa woman, told CBC that Hoggard raped her in a Toronto hotel room two weeks after matching on the dating app Tinder.The woman described only as a “24-year-old, petite blonde” first met Hoggard through the app in 2016. Their relationship quickly developed into daily flirting on Snapchat, before the two eventually linked up in the hotel room. READ MOREHedley Singer Jacob Hoggard Accused of RapeAn Ottawa woman has accused Hedley singer Jacob Hoggard of rape in a newly published CBC article.The CBC has not released the woman’s name, but it reports she is a 24-year-old from Ottawa. In the article, she has accused Hoggard of raping her in a Toronto hotel room after meeting him online in the fall of 2016.The CBC goes into graphic detail regarding the alleged rape, and you can read the details of the alleged event here.“I can still to this day picture his face and how scary he looked and how scared I was,” the woman said. “He was choking me, and my face went so red.” READ MORE Facebook Advertisement Login/Register With: WARNING: This story contains graphic details.She imagined a romantic tryst with a rock star in a fancy hotel; what she got instead, says an Ottawa woman, was pain, shame and recurring nightmares.The relationship between the 24-year-old, petite blond and Jacob Hoggard, the frontman for Canadian rock band Hedley, began in the fall of 2016 with a surprise Tinder swipe in the nation’s capital. She says it developed into daily Snapchat flirtations before ending two weeks later in a Toronto hotel room, where, she says, the singer raped her and sent her away crying uncontrollably. Twitterlast_img read more

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Denis Villeneuve says hell fight for filmmakers on Cannes jury

first_imgAdvertisement Facebook Advertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With:center_img CANNES, FRANCE —Denis Villeneuve vowed he was going to take a badly needed rest after making five films in six years, a remarkable run from Prisoners to Blade Runner 2049 that made the Montreal director a hot Hollywood commodity.He didn’t foresee coming to the south of France to sit on the Palme d’Or jury at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, a nine-member international panel headed by Aussie actress Cate Blanchett that will dole out the gold at festival’s end on May 19. He’s the only Canadian member.“My dream was to go back to Montreal and to just cook for the kids,” he says of his plan to relax with his wife, Tanya Lapointe, and his three children from a previous relationship, all in their teens and early 20s. “Just to drink coffee in the morning, (and) I have one decision to make: it’s what we are going to eat tonight.”This was indeed the idea, which he now sheepishly declares to be “half a failure,” because life intervened in the form of “a screenplay that needed work” for his next film: a blockbuster adaptation of Frank Herbert’s sci-fi classic Dune, due in 2020, which may in fact turn out to be two films. Denis Villeneuve (in the blue suit) arrives at the Palme d’Or jury press conference Tuesday. Villeneuve acknowledges he’s desperate for a break and more time with his children, but he couldn’t pass up the jury offer from Cannes. (PETER HOWELL / TORONTO STAR) Twitterlast_img read more

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Property prices rise again thats five months in a row now

first_imgUpdated 23:00IN A CONTINUATION of the trend for the last five months, property prices are increasing with Dublin continuing to outpace other areas.In the year to September, residential property prices at a national level, increased by 3.6 per cent according to then Central Statistics Office. This is an acceleration of the yearly rise of 2.8 per cent observed in August and is far removed from the 9.6 per cent fall recorded in the twelve months to September 2012.In Dublin, residential property prices rose by 12.3 per cent, a quicker rate than the in August when they were up by 10.6 per cent. Dublin apartment prices were 11.0 per cent higher when compared with the same month of 2012.On a monthly basis there were also across the board increases. In September, prices grew by 1.8 per cent nationally with values in Dublin up by 3.9 per cent in Dublin. Prices have increased each month since May. (Source: CSO)Outside DublinThe effect of the strong performance of the Dublin market can be observed by removing the capital from the calculations. Property prices were in fact 2.6 per cent lower last month when compared with September 2012 and 0.1 per cent lower on a monthly basis.The year-on-year decline of 2.6 per cent continues an unbroken sequence of annual falls stretching back to February 2008.First published 11:50.Read: Dublin property prices up 10.6 per cent as cash sales increase >Read: Dublin house prices rise but supply, not bubble, the key worry says economist >last_img read more

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New law to fix stolen wages of undocumented workers

first_imgNEW EMPLOYMENT LEGISLATION has been welcomed by the Migrant Rights Centre Ireland as an important step in preventing the exploitation of undocumented migrant workers in Ireland.The Employment Permits (Amendment) Bill 2014 was passed in Leinster House yesterday, and is due to come into effect on 1 September.The Bill’s explanatory memo says that it extends the provisions of the Employment Permits Acts 2003 and 2005 to “address deficiencies identified in the legislation with the potential for employers to benefit from (at the cost of the employee) the un-enforceability of employment contracts in situations where an employee does not hold an employment permit but is required to do so”.The amendment also facilitates the provision of civil proceedings to compensate foreign nationals for work done or services rendered in certain circumstances.The MRCI says that this loophole in the previous legislation was highlighted by a High Court judgment in 2012 in the Hussein v The Labour Court case which overturned a Labour Court decision to award Mohammed Younis over €92,000 in back pay.Speaking about the legislation’s approval at Government Buildings, Younis said: This will make sure that workers like me will have the opportunity to claim stolen wages back through the courts. All undocumented workers exploited by unscrupulous employers in Ireland will now have their rights vindicated.The MRCI said the legislation will allow undocumented workers who had previously held a work permit and lost it through no fault of their own to get another work permit.MRCI Coordinator Gráinne O’Toole said that the rights group has some concerns about the legislation, including concerns over the potential use of work permit information for ethnic profiling, but that overall it is “progressive legislation”.“This legislation is undoubtedly crucial and will enable us to tackle the exploitation of migrant workers more effectively,” O’Toole said.“We will be spending time in the civil courts seeking to secure compensation for stolen wages for the many migrant workers who were affected by the Mohammed Younis judgment.”last_img read more

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Tweeting dog survives 90metre plunge into the Atlantic

first_img Taking it easy now! Me when I’m not adventuring and causing a small maritime crisis. pic.twitter.com/RpDob9Nkam— Vimes the Dog (@VimesTheDog) August 4, 2014 Read: Coast Guard warns swimmers against “literally jumping into the unknown” A DOG WHO has a Twitter account was rescued after falling into the Atlantic yesterday.Vimes the dog went off the cliff in Clare yesterday, with the alarm being raised around 3.30pm.An Irish Coast Guard unit from Kilkee was dispatched and happily was able to rescue Vimes from the water, and he was soon well enough to tweet to thank his rescuers. Source: Vimes the Dog/Twitter He also let people know that he was doing just fine. I’d like to give a massive thank you to my new heroes @KilkeeRescue for saving me yesterday when I walked off a 300ft high cliff. #legends— Vimes the Dog (@VimesTheDog) August 4, 2014 Source: Vimes the Dog/Twitterlast_img read more

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Les 8 actus sciences que vous devez connaître ce 5 avril

first_imgLes 8 actus sciences que vous devez connaître ce 5 avrilUn volcan réunionnais en pleine éruption, des empreintes de dinosaures découvertes et les talents méconnus des baleines boréales, voici votre concentré d’actualités scientifiques pout ce 5 avril.  – Des chercheurs ont développé une nouvelle arme contre les hémorragies internes. Un pansement injectable capable de stopper les saignements. Le secret de l’invention réside dans sa composition : il contient un polymère extrait de l’algue rouge, le carraghénane qui a la particularité d’épaissir les liquides. Les premiers essais ont montré des résultats prometteurs mais la substance doit encore être testée chez l’homme. – Le Piton de la Fournaise s’est une nouvelle fois réveillé. Le 3 avril, le volcan réunionnais s’est mis à cracher des panaches de fumée et des gerbes de lave. Une éruption qui a forcé les autorités à interdire l’accès aux environs du Piton mais celle-ci s’est avérée brève. 24 heures après, le volcan, l’un des plus actifs au monde, s’est brusquement calmé. Les spécialistes restent toutefois vigilants. – De nouvelles empreintes de dinosaures viennent de sortir de terre. Une cinquantaine de traces ont été trouvées sur l’île de Skye en Ecosse. Vieilles de 170 millions d’années, elles appartiennent à différentes espèces dont des sauropodes et des théropodes. C’est seulement la seconde fois qu’une telle découverte est réalisée sur l’île. – Notre galaxie n’abriterait pas qu’un seul trou noir. C’est du moins ce que suggèrent des astrophysiciens américains dans une nouvelle étude. D’après eux, la Voie lactée cacherait des dizaines de trous noirs qui seraient concentrés autour de Sagitarrius A*, le trou noir supermassif installé au centre de la galaxie.  – Quitter Facebook aurait un impact sur la santé. En menant une étude sur une centaine de personnes, des chercheurs australiens ont constaté qu’abandonner le réseau social réduisait le taux de cortisol, l’hormone associée au stress. Toutefois, ils ont aussi observé une baisse du sentiment de bien-être. Sans Facebook, les individus avaient tendance à moins interagir avec leurs amis et leur famille.À lire aussiLapins, planète et réchauffement climatique, les actus sciences que vous devez connaître ce 21 août- Les baleines boréales ont des talents de compositrices insoupçonnés. En enregistrant des spécimens sauvages, des chercheurs sont parvenus à identifier près de 200 mélodies différentes. Leur répertoire serait ainsi bien plus complexe et varié qu’on ne le pensait jusqu’ici.  – Des chercheurs ont découvert des molécules artificielles capables de mimer l’ADN. Ces séquences sont capables non seulement d’imiter la structure de leurs modèles biologiques mais aussi de leur faire concurrence. Elles pourraient ainsi inhiber l’interaction entre l’ADN et certaines protéines, comme par exemple celle qui permet au VIH d’attaquer les cellules.  – La NASA veut créer un avion capable de dépasser le mur du son mais sans faire de bruit. Le X-Plane, c’est son nom, est actuellement en cours de conception dans les locaux de la firme Lockheed Martin. L’objectif est de lui faire dépasser les 1.500 kilomètres par heure tout en transformant le boom supersonique en un simple claquement de porte.Le 5 avril 2018 à 00:15 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Misunderstanding in Communication Delays Journalists Trial

first_imgBy Kebba JeffangMagistrate Jacklin Nixon Hakim of the Banjul Magistrates’ Court yesterday, 13 October, 2014 adjourned the trial of the two journalists, namely Musa Sheriff, the Editor in Chief of the Voice Newspaper, and Sainey M.K. Marenah, freelance reporter, following an application made by the defence.Lawyer Edward Singhatey, the counsel for the two journalists, applied for an adjournment of the matter due to communication misunderstanding between him and the clerk of one of the sister courts. The defence counsel told the court that they were misinformed by this particular court clerk who told him that the case was scheduled for Tuesday instead of Monday and that it is also before another magistrate.At this juncture, the trial magistrate granted the application and adjourned the case to Tuesday, 14th October, 2014 (today) for continuation.The particulars of offence for count one states that Messrs. Musa Sheriff and Sainey M.K. Marenah on the 6 December, 2013, in Banjul and diverse places conspired to cause misdemeanor among themselves to publish on the Voice Newspaper medium caption: “19 Green Youths Join the opposition UDP” dated 6 December 2013, and thereby committed an offence.On count two, the two journalists, are accused that on the 6 December, 2013 in Banjul and diverse places, whilst employed as Editor-in-chief and reporter respectively at the Voice Newspaper medium, have made a publication with the caption: “19 Green Youths Join the opposition UDP”, dated 6 December 2013, Vol 6 No 117 ISSN; 07961308, knowing or having reason to believe that the said publication was likely to cause fear to the public or disturb the public peace, and thereby committed an offence.]]>last_img read more

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UEFA announce Champions League team of the season

first_imgThe UEFA have announced their team of the season in the Champions League with Real Madrid unsurprisingly dominating the line-upFive-time winner Cristiano Ronaldo is naturally included after finishing as the competition’s top scorer for the sixth season in succession.Following him are seven of his Real teammates which include defenders Sergio Ramos, Raphael Varane and Marcelo.Goalkeeper Keylor Navas and the midfield trio of Casemiro, Luka Modric and Toni Kroos also make the squad.Runners-up Liverpool had three of their players make the list with forwards Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino selected by UEFA’s technical observersMeanwhile, despite only having joined the club in January, Virgil van Dijk was rewarded for his excellent “composure and stability” at the heart of the Liverpool defence.Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne, who scored four goals in the competition, was also named as the only other Premier League representative.Lionel Messi, who won a record fifth Golden Shoe this season, makes the list with AS Roma’s Alisson and eight-goal Edin Dzeko.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.Bayern Munich duo James Rodriguez and Joshua Kimmich get the nod, along with Juventus’ Giorgio Chiellini.The panel that decided the line-up included former West Ham manager David Moyes, Jerzy Engel, Thomas Schaaf, Mixu Paatelainen, Peter Rudbaek and Cristian Chivu.Goalkeepers: Keylor Navas (Real Madrid), Alisson (Roma)Defenders: Joshua Kimmich (Bayern Munich), Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid), Marcelo (Real Madrid), Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus), Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool), Raphael Varane (Real Madrid)Midfielders: Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City), Casemiro (Real Madrid), Luka Modric (Real Madrid), Toni Kroos (Real Madrid), James Rodriguez (Bayern Munich)Forwards: Edin Dzeko (Roma), Roberto Firmino (Liverpool), Lionel Messi (Barcelona), Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid), Mohamed Salah (Liverpool)(Obtained by UEFA).last_img read more

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Cloud Solutions big feature in Digicel Launch of Microsoft Office 365

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, January 13, 2017 – Digicel is calling it a best in class, productivity tool and yesterday, DigicelTCI launched it to a packed room of business professionals.   Stephen Murad, Chief Commercial Officer said the interest in cloud solutions is tremendous among businesses and explained that Digicel, as the only telecoms company certified in the Caribbean for tier 1 Microsoft Cloud Services, can answer the demand through Office 365;  Murad welcomed, Garrett Quinn, Head of Digicel Business to expound on its features.“The first thing here is, you no longer have to have an IT department to look after on premises servers if you don’t need them.   So all those upgrades to Windows, Windows server and SQL Server and SharePoint, they are all done by Microsoft.”Digicel says it is concerned about the things TCI and businesses generally are concerned about including increasing productivity, building resilience in business networks by keeping connectivity, securing cash, protection from cyber attacks, how companies keep pace with technology and getting regular customer feedback.The launch of Microsoft Office 365 was held at Digicel’s Corporate office on Leeward Highway in Providenciales. Nearly 30 Haitians caught following illegal landing in Nassau, says Defence Force Bahamas Police Commissioner Greenslade gone to UK, appointed as High Commissioner Related Items:#MagneticNewsMedia Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppcenter_img #MagneticNewsMedia TCI Premier blasts Opposition side for “slop” information, sets it straight in HOA Recommended for youlast_img read more

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Why HSBC is our share tip of the week

first_imgIn this weeks share tip, Edmund Shing argues that despite the mis-selling scandal that Barclays, LLoyds, HSBC and RBS have been embroiled in, now is still a great time to invest in the big four UK banks, in particular HSBC.Here are five reasons why HSBC could be an appealing prospect for those investors who like a bit of value.1. Market size: HSBC is larger than the other four UK banks – Barclays, Lloyds and RBS.2. A global bank: HSBC is a global bank, with a presence in the UK and US, with a very heavy Asian focus.3. Profits on the rise: Although it has been hit by PPI claims, cost-cutting and the reduction in these fines, means that profits are going to go up for the bank.4. Its cheap: HSBC is a very cheap bank. Compared to the FTSE 100 Index its really rather cheap with a PE Ratio (TTM) off 11.81 (6 October).5. Income yield: If you like income, then HSBC is a hefty dividend payer. It has an income yield of over 6%.Edmund Shing is Global Head of Equity Derivative Strategy at BNP Paribas in London. He holds a PhD in Artificial Intelligence.last_img read more

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Knights of Peter ClaverCouncil 62 Partner with Calverton School

first_imgThe Knights of Peter Claver-Council, a Catholic social organization, partnered with Calverton Middle School to form a leadership institute. From right to left: Marie Brown, student, Martia Cooper, principal, William B. Robertson, Knights of Peter Claver-Council 62, Kevin Gardner, Knights of Peter Claver-Council 62, Michael Marshall, Grand Knight, Larry Johnson, Knights of Peter Claver-Council 62, Paul Grant, assistant principal, Trinity Peterson, student and Raquan Patterson, student.last_img

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How to Use Fiverr and Skyrocket Your Startups Growth

first_imgApril 5, 2017 Starting a business is not an easy endeavor. There are a ton of moving parts — infrastructure, client acquisition, website traffic, money management and more. For a new business leader, this can be overwhelming.However, utilizing a bigger platform can be a way to growth hack your startup.Getting on a platform like Fiverr, a site where freelance workers can connect with employers looking for their skills, is one of the best ways to jumpstart your service business. The site’s success stories show how normal people have been able to use the platform to create massive success.Related: 11 Ways to Make Money While You SleepDamian Pros was only 19 when his mother was diagnosed with cancer. His mother’s income was reduced by about 50 percent and his dad didn’t have a job then. Any savings they had went toward his mother’s medical bills, so he didn’t really have any other choice but to succeed.He jumped on Fiverr and built an empire where he now makes five figures a month from that platform alone. If you’re looking to leverage a bigger platform to skyrocket the growth of your startup, here are three reasons to do so:1. Gain instant access to customersMost startups face the problem of having little-to-no customers when they first start out. This is normal. However, when you utilize a platform like Fiverr, you suddenly have access to whoever uses their platform. Whether those users are vendors or customers not directly looking for your product, you still get the benefits of having an influx of eyeballs on your product or service.Once you’ve grown to a solid base of customers, you can then re-invest a good chunk of that revenue in advertising for acquiring more customers. Fiverr is a big enough platform that gives you access to millions of business owners around the world.However, you shouldn’t be limited to what a platform provides. Pros uses Fiverr as a pre-qualifier to acquire bigger clients who can afford his agency’s high-end services.Since he often starts working with these clients on Fiverr, it’s easier for him to close high-end deals. In the psychology of influence this is called “commitment-consistency” bias. By getting business owners to commit to a smaller purchase of $50 to $200, they are more likely to be consistent with their past decision and buy a higher-end service from you.Related: 5 Habits of the Wealthy That Helped Them Get Rich2. Develop key customer service practicesCommon sense isn’t always straight to the point. It’s proven by the hundreds of businesses with poor customer service. You can be great at closing sales but if you lack in customer service, then you won’t retain clients.In fact, it’s extremely important you get customer service right on Fiverr, because if you don’t, the customer can write a bad review which leads to less business. People buy products and services on Fiverr based on quality. Quality is perceived by reviews. If you have good reviews, you’ll get business and Fiverr will promote you by ranking you higher on their site. It’s their own SEO system.That’s why Damian has two full time support agents for his business on Fiverr. Even though they’re not always needed, it’s important they’re there to give a timely response to potential customers.Related: Inspiring Quotes to Help You Get Through Your Work Day3. Utilize a strong infrastructureBeing on a larger platform like Fiverr eliminates the need of having your own website. Though a website should be one of the first steps in your startup’s development, Fiverr enables you to have a strong presence without one.With Fiverr, there’s no website issues you have to work around. Fiverr also has their own integrated payment system. Many online business owners struggle at first by not knowing which payment processor to use and how to implement one on their site.Using what Fiverr has on their site eliminates the need to find a payment processor.  These are only some of the ways using a bigger platform can help eliminate many problems a startup faces when getting started.With dozens of marketplace platforms out there, it’s just a matter of finding the one that fits your startup. Once you’ve found a marketplace where you can sell your product or service, it’s time to build an infrastructure, develop incredible customer service practices and start attracting customers instantly.  Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Register Now » 4 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.last_img read more

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