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Probe committee in Rahul Johri sexual misconduct case likely to get 3-day extension

first_imgThe probe committee investigating sexual misconduct allegations against Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) CEO Rahul Johri has sought more time to come to a decision.Justice Rakesh Sharma, former Judge of Allahabad High Court, Barkha Singh, former Chairperson of Delhi Commission for Women and women’s rights lawyer Veena Gowda, who are a part of the inquiry committee, were asked to complete their probe by November 15, but they have sought more procedural time as they need to send transcripts to all those who have deposed in the case.The Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Adminstrators (CoA) is yet to react officially on the matter but is likely to give a three-day extension. Sources confirm that no more depositions are likely to take place in the investigation and the report may be out early next week.Rahul Johri presents his case in sexual harassment allegations before probe panelBCCI acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary, who could not depose due to personal reasons, has inquired if he can depose next week.BCCI treasurer Anirudh Chaudhary, former BCCI anti corruption head Neeraj Kumar and Lodha reforms petitioner Aditya Verma, have deposed against Johri till now.READ – Ganguly blasts CoA over its handling of sexual harassment allegation against JohriCoA chief Vinod Rai and Diana Edulji have also recorded their statements before the committee which has been likened to a conflict of interest situation by some in the BCCI.”Yes, Rahul appeared before the panel in person. Since two of the alleged victims have already deposed along with CoA members and one of the principal office-bearer [treasurer Anirudh Chaudhary], only the CEO was left,” a senior BCCI official told news agency PTI on conditions of anonymity.advertisementAlso read – Former Mumbai captain Shishir Hattangdi offers to testify against BCCI CEO Rahul Johri”One of the alleged victims deposed before the panel via Skype. The other was the latest complainant. However, I won’t be able to confirm whether she appeared in person or deposed via video conferencing,” the official said.Edulji however, unlike Rai, had first asked for Johri to resign given the nature of the allegations. Rai on the other hand, wanted Johri to get an opportunity to represent his case.Significantly, a BCCI employee who is the alleged victim has chosen not to testify. Two other complainants, both media professionals have deposed against Johri.The allegations against Johri surfaced when an author, woman shared an incident involving an unnamed person, who claimed to be Johri’s colleague during his stint at the Discovery Channel.Johri has worked in various positions with the Discovery channel from 2001 to 2016 before taking over as the BCCI CEO.Believed to be in his late 40s, he became the first CEO of the cricket body after its administrative structure underwent a revamp owing to the Lodha Committee recommendations.(With PTI inputs)Also Watch: Ravi Shastri not my yes man, nobody has said no to me more often: Virat Kohlilast_img read more

Vellore Institute Of Technology bans PUBG on campus, wants students to play Kho Kho and Kabaddi

first_imgVellore Institute Of Technology has banned PUBG, a popular mobile phone game on its campus.In an e-mail statement sent across to all hostellers, the Chief of Wardens of VIT stated, “It has come to our notice that few students are playing online games like ‘PUBG’ which is NOt PERMITTED. Deposited our repeated instructions, hostellers are violating our instructions by playing online games inside the rooms which disturbs fellow roommates and spoiling the entire atmosphere of the hostel.It is strictly warned that playing online games and betting for such games are totally prohibited in VIT. Hence, the defaulters will be dealt seriously under VIT CODE OF CONDUCT. Students are asked to concentrate on physical games or sports and give more importance to their career growth.”Player Unknowns Battle Ground or PUBG is an online multiplayer game that has gone viral after it became a hit in the Indian market. Earlier this year the mobile version was launched on Android and iOS stores.It was only a week back that the Associated Management of Primary and Secondary Private Schools Karnataka (KAMS) issued an advisory to parents to keep a tab on the number of hours their children spent on the multiplayer game.ALSO READ | PUBG MOBILE: 5 easy steps to help you claim the Chicken DinnerALSO READ | 40 per cent players use PUBG as a social communication channel: ResearchALSO READ | PUBG’s new snowy Vikendi map goes live on its test servers, new weapon, vehicle to follow suitlast_img read more

AUTHORITIES IDENTIFY BODY FOUND IN RURAL NEBRASKA

first_imgupdated 11/3/ 16 1:25pmTWO PEOPLE ARE IN CUSTODY FACING POSSIBLE CRIMINAL CHARGES IN THE DEATH OF A RURAL DAKOTA COUNTY MAN.THE DAKOTA COUNTY ATTORNEY SAYS THE REMAINS OF A BODY IDENTIFIED AS 41 YEAR OLD KRAIG KUBIK WERE RECOVERED AT A RURAL DIXON COUNTY LOCATION WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.KUBIK WAS LAST SEEN TUESDAY NIGHT AT HIS RURAL EMERSON HOME.INVESTIGATORS SAY THEY BELIEVE KUBIK WAS INVOLVED IN AN ALTERCATION AND WAS FORCIBLY TAKEN FROM HIS HOME.AUTHORITIES ARE NOT RELEASING THE NAMES OF THE TWO PEOPLE THEY HAVE IN CUSTODY AT THE DAKOTA COUNTY JAIL AS PERSONS OF INTEREST IN THE CASE.THE DAKOTA COUNTY ATTORNEY IS REVIEWING EVIDENCE COLLECTED IN THE INVESTIGATION AND WILL DECIDE ON FILING CHARGES WITHIN 48 HOURS.—————————————————-THE DAKOTA COUNTY ATTORNEY’S OFFICE SAYS AUTHORITIES IN NORTHEAST NEBRASKA ARE CONTINUING THEIR INVESTIGATION INTO WHAT THEY TERM A SUSPICIOUS DEATH NEAR EMERSON, NEBRASKA.THE NEBRASKA STATE PATROL AND DAKOTA COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT RESPONDED TO A CALL OF A POSSIBLE DEATH WEDNESDAY MORNING AROUND 10:30 AT 2605 HIGHWAY 35 NEAR EMERSON.AUTHORITIES ARE NOT RELEASING ANY INFORMATION ABOUT THE VICTIM AT THIS TIME.PHOTOS COURTESY KMEG/KPTHlast_img read more

Lewandowski gets degree for writing about himself

first_imgRobert Lewandowski Bayern striker Lewandowski gets a degree… after writing about himself Chris Burton Last updated 2 years ago 15:33 10/10/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Robert Lewandowski Bayern Munich Robert Lewandowski Bayern München Bundesliga The prolific Poland international is now a bachelor of sports, but has taken 10 years to get to this point following a decade of study Robert Lewandowski is one of the finest strikers in world football, and the Bayern Munich star is now also a bachelor of sports.The 29-year-old has finally finished a degree in Physical Education with coaching and management at Warsaw’s School of Education in Sport.Lewandowski 16/1 to be CL top scorer Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina 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. It has taken him 10 years to get to this point, and his thesis focused on himself!Lewandowski’s ‘RL 9, path to glory’ marks the end of a decade of study for the Poland international, who has been given the highest possible grade by his university panel.One of his professors, Marek Rybinski, said that Lewandowski’s answers within his work were “excellent”.Having added academic honours to his list of achievements, the Polish frontman is now free to turn his attention back to matters on the football field.He collected his degree less than 24 hours after helping his country to the 2018 World Cup finals.Lewandowski will now be among the galaxy of stars at next summer’s global showpiece in Russia.Prior to that, though, he has domestic issues to address with Bayern.The German giants have endured a testing start to the 2017-18 campaign, which resulted in the dismissal of Carlo Ancelotti as manager.Jupp Heynckes has been drafted back into the post on a short-term basis, with a fourth spell at the helm for the experienced coach set to take him through to the end of the season.If he is to get close to the treble-winning exploits that he achieved during his last stint, then Lewandowski will have a key role to play.He has 12 goals in just 11 appearances this season, taking him on to 122 efforts in only 158 outings for Bayern.Lewandowski has also passed the 300-goal mark in club competition this term, while raising his international tally to 51 from 91 caps.last_img read more

County cricket 2018 awards: the Spin’s final word on the season

first_imgReuse this content Since you’re here… Share on Messenger The five county cricketers of the year … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. 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. And so, with a last splendid hurrah, the doors have closed on another county season. To celebrate those fleeting months, the Spin has delved into the wardrobe and come up with some awards, though she’s unsure if she’ll be able to present them as she’s very busy in a meeting a few hundred yards away at the other side of the ground.The Stuart Surridge award for team of the season Surrey, for their unrelenting brilliance and the determination to play cricket in the right way – undefeated all summer till the death or glory battle against Essex. Also for their decision to give Alec Stewart and Gareth Townsend at the academy time to bring young players through the ranks – this year they reaped the rewards.The Mark Ramprakash award for player of the season Rory Burns, for his gallons of runs for Surrey – the leading run-scorer in either division – his outstanding leadership and his phlegmatic shrugs towards the England selectors. He did finally get his golden ticket, at the close of the season, when clamour burst through Ed Smith’s door and demanded his name on the teamsheet for Sri Lanka. Share on WhatsApp The Spin: sign up and get our weekly cricket email. Share on Facebook The CMJ award for coverage of county cricket Kevin Howells of BBC radio and his team of experts for their depth of knowledge and never-ending enthusiasm, even on the dampest of days.The 2005 award for best game of the season A draw between The Tie! at Taunton when Jack Leach and Keshav Maharaj took 23 wickets between them, and the end-of-season thriller at the Oval between the new champions and the outgoing champions, where Surrey conceded a first–innings deficit of 410 to Essex, but still came within a single wicket of victory.The Kevin Pietersen award for a temporary truce Yorkshire CCC and Adil Rashid, who managed to put their heads together and agree a new one-year contract after rumbling recriminations surrounding his call-up for England Test duty after declining to play red‑ball cricket for Yorkshire.The Marcus Trescothick award for long service Darren Stevens, 42 and counting, continued to rip through the Division Two batting lineups (42 wickets at 19.02) as well as wallop a couple of fifties. He signed another one-year contract at the end of the season, and Kent’s promotion means he will pass his 44th summer back in Division One. /sport/2016/aug/18/sign-up-to-the-spin The Scott Boswell can’t bear to watch award Poor Haseeb Hameed, who after suffering repeated broken fingers in 2017, hit a cataclysmic loss of form for Lancashire and at one point mid‑season seemed to have forgotten completely the whereabouts of his stumps. He’ll come again, roll on 2019.The Malcolm Marshall award for best overseas signing Morne Morkel, pure class and Surrey’s not-so-secret weapon: when he cranked it up, he was unplayable.The Lance Klusener award for what might have been Dom Bess – for his rush of blood at Taunton against Lancashire, bowled going for an almighty heave with the scores level.The Brian Close award for toughing it out Paul Collingwood, a one-club man with the north-east etched into his heart, who stuck by Durham through 23 seasons of thick and thin. If his skills had started to desert him in this final season, his stubbornness hadn’t. Asked what he’d change about cricket, he replied: “Nothing. I can never understand why people are always trying to tinker with the game. Why would you? It’s stood the test of time.”The Allen Stanford award for style over substance The Hundred.Winter workFor Glamorgan, bottom of Division Two, the gloves are off in the shape of an external review. Lancashire, whose batting collapses are the reason they slipped to Division Two and Kent, who got promoted despite repeated first-innings batting failures, will need to strengthen their top orders. Warwickshire and Durham have to survive next season without the wisdom of Jonathan Trott and Paul Collingwood – though Durham gain Ben Raine.Nottinghamshire, who stayed up in Division One by virtue of winning just one more game, have been raiding extensively from their neighbours, Zak Chappell joins from Leicestershire, Joe Clarke from a young and talented Worcestershire, Ben Duckett from Northants and Ben Slater from Derbyshire. Surrey, assuming that Ollie Pope and Rory Burns will both be busy with England, have tempted Jordan Clark down from Lancashire. Their production line will surely chug onwards. Stuart Law joins Middlesex as coach, which will spice things up a bit. All at Lord’s are hoping that Toby Roland-Jones can continue to recover from that stress-fracture.Andrew Gale rubbished rumours of a divided dressing room at Headingley and, having flirted with relegation, Yorkshire eventually finished fourth. They lost Jack Brooks to Somerset, (where Marcus Trescothick has signed for one more year) and failed to tempt Clarke or Duckett, suggesting there’s not much cash to flash. However the old place will be transformed for the start of the World Cup next summer, with the new North Stand, shared with Leeds Rhinos, rising fast. Hampshire gain Keith Barker from Warwickshire and hope that Mason Crane too recovers from his stress fracture. His bowling partner Chris Wright joins Leicestershire, who have signed up Pakistan bowler Mohammad Abbas for another year.• This is an extract taken from The Spin, the Guardian’s weekly cricket email. To subscribe, just visit this page and follow the instructions. Cricket The Spin Support The Guardian The Spin-doctors award for overdoing the scarification Somerset, whose ill-judged dust-bowl for the game against Lancashire risked the ire of the pitch inspectors and nearly caused Paul Allott to combust spontaneously.The sprung-from-a-lovely-old-ground award The Worcestershire trio of talented all-rounder Ed Barnard, Dillon Pennington, the 19-year-old who put the wind up Surrey on their way to winning the Championship at New Road, and Pat Brown, hero of T20 Finals day.The Ted Dexter worst timing award Surrey, for awarding four first XI and three second XI county caps at lunchtime on the first day of their last match at the Oval, after their worst morning of the entire season, with the score 57 for seven.The Olly Stone award for catastrophic ill fortune Somerset’s Jack Leach, who broke his thumb after being hit on the hand with a ball from a dog thrower in the Somerset nets just before the naming of the England Test squad to play Pakistan, and then, in his comeback match at Guildford, was hit on the head and concussed by a snorter from Morne Morkel.The Doug Wright award for hat-trick of the year There were four contenders: two in Somerset’s final game – by Tom Abell and Craig Overton, Kyle Abbott’s for Hampshire against Worcestershire; and the winner – Jordan Clark – for his top-class Yorkshire trio of Joe Root, Kane Williamson and Jonny Bairstow. It was the first hat-trick for a Lancastrian in a Roses game since Ken Higgs in 1968 at Headingley. Lancashire lost that game 50 years ago and, sure enough, they lost this one too. Share on Pinterest Share via Email Share on LinkedIn Share on Twitter Read more features Topicslast_img read more

A Whole Lott More To Premiere At ReelAbilities NY Disabilities Film Festival

first_imgIt was announced today that the award-winning new documentary A Whole Lott More will have its New York Gala Premiere on Monday, March 10th, at 6:30 p.m., as part of ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival, at the JCC in Manhattan located at 334 Amsterdam Ave at West 76th street.The Premiere screening will be introduced by Emmy-nominee Victor Buhler, the director of A Whole Lott More, and by Wanda Huber, who is featured prominently in the film.Following the screening, Tamsen Fadal – Emmy-winning anchor, PIX 11 News – will moderate a Q&A with Executive Producer Loreen Arbus, President & CEO of The Loreen Arbus Foundation, Inc., Jacqueline Conley Director, Program Services, United Cerebral Palsy of New York City and John Sasso, Assistant Director, IT Services, Northeast AccessAbilities Leader, Ernst & Young, LLP.A Whole Lott More has already won the Audience Awards at both the Toronto HotDocs Festival and the Indie Memphis Film Festival, and Best Documentary at the Cincinnati Film Festival.A Whole Lott More began when director Victor Buhler, motivated by a car accident that left him in a wheelchair, decided to tell the powerful story of an Ohio company that hired primarily workers with disabilities, yet had been able to compete for decades, until the collapse of the auto industry gave the company a year to reinvent itself and find new contracts or close down. A Whole Lott More examines work and disability through new perspectives, revealing the struggles of over 8 million people in America with developmental disabilities to join the work force. It is a film about the great spirit of the American worker, about the economy, and about three unforgettable characters – who happen to have a developmental disability – and their quest for a job.A Whole Lott More will also have three other screenings: • Hunter College – March 6th at 7:00 p.m. • The Actor’s Fund in Brooklyn – March 10th at 7:00 p.m. • Jacob Burns Center (Pleasantville, NY) – March 13th at 7:30 p.m.To purchase tickets to the New York Premiere of A Whole Lott More at the ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival or additional screenings on March 6 and March 10th click here.
To purchase tickets to the Jacob Burns Center screening on March 13, click here.last_img read more

Unemployment: Claims and Puzzles

first_imgThe issue of employment creation has been a challenging task for all the governments at the Centre. Recently some researchers and newspapers have highlighted very high unemployment rate (UR) in 2017-18 in the country, based on an unpublished periodic labour force survey (PLFS) report. In India, the main sources of data on employment are NSSO, Economic Census, Registrar General of India and Labour Bureau. NSSO is considered as the main source of employment and unemployment situation as it provides quinquennial household surveys. For the first time, NSSO has conducted a PLFS for 2017-18 on a quarterly and annual basis. Apart from these sources, CMIE has also started conducting household surveys on EUS since January 2016. Because of the first high-frequency data on EUS, it has also been reported in newspapers very frequently. The recent CMIE figure shows that UR in India increased to 7.2 per cent in February 2019, highest since September 2016. Mahesh Vyas, chief of CMIE in his interview to Livemint on 8 March said: “7.2 per cent unemployment rate is a disturbing figure and it shows a situation of discouraged unemployment in the economy”. However, on analysing this data, one will come to know that the latest figure reported in the newspaper and claims made by Mahesh Vyas are partly incorrect and they require closer observation of such data set. Also Read – A special kind of bondIn this context, it would be appropriate to first understand the difference in the definition of unemployment used in CMIE data and NSSO. CMIE collects following information to capture unemployment- i) a person is willing to work but may not have a job; ii) a person is available for a job but not actively seeking a job; iii) a person is not willing for work and also not looking for a job. However, the UR given in CMIE unemployment reports presents the first criteria to capture the unemployment rates. In contrast, NSSO uses two major approaches to capture unemployment figures: Usual status approach (US) and the current weekly approach (CWS). The US approach includes both, those who are unemployed and actively looking for a job and those who are unemployed and not actively looking for a job. The CWS approach includes only those who are unemployed and actively looking for a job. From the above differences in the definition of the two data sources, it is evident that UR reported in CMIE report is not directly comparable to NSSO’s UR figures. Also Read – Insider threat managementRegarding unemployment data at all India level, it shows that between January and September 2016, the overall UR was more than 8 per cent but thereafter, it declined consistently and reached the lowest point of 3.9 per cent in July 2017. It slowly started rising in subsequent months and crossed the 6 per cent figure in August 2018. This trend continued and UR reached to a level of 7.2 per cent in February 2019. However, it is evident that despite a consistent increment in the UR, it is still lower than the UR in the first 6-7 months in 2016. As compared to rural areas, the unemployment rates were always higher in urban areas. In 2016, the gap between the UR of rural and urban areas was high which has narrowed down after July 2017. The quarterly URs show a similar trend of high unemployment rates in the initial months of 2016 and then continuous decline up to May-August, 2017. It started increasing in the subsequent quarters but still seen to be low as compared to the first two quarters of 2016. Here, significant changes have been noticed in female unemployment rates. It was very high in the first two quarters of 2016 and then declined sharply in the subsequent quarters up to May-August, 2017. Thereafter, female unemployment rates increased in each subsequent period. In the entire period, the male unemployment rate was not more than 6 per cent. Unemployment rates across the educational groups: Unemployment rates are relatively very high in the last two categories of 10th to 12th passed person and for those who have educational attainment above undergraduate level. The first category shows the labour forces that have no education at all. In this category, UR was comparatively very high in the first quarter of 2016. In the third quarter of 2016, UR was 1.90, which increased to 2.33 per cent in the subsequent quarter but declined in the next quarter. In fact, comparison of September-December 2016 and September-December 2017 indicates that UR in these periods increased marginally by 0.40 per cent. Overall, there has been very small fluctuation in UR figures after the second quarter of 2016 in this category. In the next education category also unemployment rates fluctuate between 2.6 per cent and 1.2 per cent and UR declined from 2.1 per cent in September-December 2016 to 1.6 per cent in January-April 2017 and 1.0 per cent in September-December 2017. Overall, UR, according to CMIE data shows a general trend of decline in UR in post-October 2016 up to July 2017. The rise in UR started after this or from the 3rd or 4th quarter of 2017, which is still continuing, but not at the rate as it was in the initial months of 2016. Usually, it is expected that UR declines when labour force participation increases, which is not happening according to CMIE data set. If both LFPR and UR are declining, then it is assumed that the further decline in UR will come only slowly and the expectation is that with the improvement in labour market, many participants who have left the market will return and contribute to the pool of unemployed. Again this situation does not exist because LFPR, according to CMIE is continuously declining in both post demonetisation and GST regime. An ILO (2016) study outlines four key drivers of the decline in FLFPR: First, increase in enrolment in secondary schooling; second, rising household income that pulled women out of the low paid informal jobs; lack on employment opportunities for women and fourth, mismeasurement of women’s participation in the labour force. In my view on the basis of above monthly and quarterly unemployment data of CMIE, it cannot be argued that what factors exactly lead to a decline in UR in post-October 2016 and what led to an increase in UR after 2017. Recently NIPFP has published a report on PMAY (U) and it has shown that this program has made a significant impact on employment generation. The report shows that between June 2015 and January 2019, a total of 18.92 lakh direct and 45.57 indirect lakh indirect jobs have been created in the country. The CII projection based on its survey has shown that every year in India around 13 to 14 million jobs have been added by the MSME sector in India in the last four years. Therefore, a strong argument of discouraged employment situation is incorrect and seems to be motivated one. Providing sufficient and gainful employment is, of course, an issue but the current government cannot be solely held responsible for this situation. (The author is an Assistant professor at the Institute for Studies in Industrial Development, New Delhi. The views expressed are strictly personal)last_img read more

Grab a pint during Brock Days Alumni Weekend

Did you know that the longest-running licensed establishment in Canada is located in St. Catharines?  And did you realize that this popular tavern is owned and operated by two Brock graduates?The Mansion House, located on 5 William St. in downtown St. Catharines, was originally constructed in the early 1800s then turned into a hotel until a fire destroyed part of the downtown core in 1859. After its rebuilding and final name change, the Mansion House was officially opened for business in 1868.When the opportunity arose a few years ago, Peter Tourountzas (BBA ’03) and Craig Stewart (BBA ’01), best friends since Grade 3, purchased the pub and haven’t looked back. Acknowledging that their Brock degrees gave them the tools they needed to be successful in owning a local business, Tourountzas and Stewart and are excited to take part in Brock Days Alumni Weekend. In fact, they’ll open the Mansion House on Friday, Sept. 16 to Brock alumni where the Alumni Pub Night will take place to kick off the new format of Brock Days Alumni Weekend.This event is exclusive to alumni from 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. and your first drink is on us. Tickets are $10 each and include an alumni glass, a complimentary drink, delicious food and live entertainment. The Smoothies take the stage around 10 p.m. and we’ll also be giving away tickets to the Sheepdogs concert, which takes place the following week, Wednesday, Sept. 21 at the Mansion House.It’s evident that Tourountzas and Stewart take pride in being one of Niagara’s premier live music venues. Tourountzas says that “bringing quality, live music to people of all ages in the Niagara region is one of the most rewarding aspects of my job.”  The Mansion House supports many local musicians, some of whom are Brock students, alumni or members of the St. Catharines community.Their final words of advice for Brock students?  “Take a chance. After all, ‘a turtle never advances without sticking out its neck’.”For more information about Brock Days Alumni Weekend, or to register for Alumni Pub Night, visit brocku.ca/brock-days You can win tickets to see the Sheepdogs, simply by attending Alumni Pub Night at the Mansion House on Sept. 16. (Photo credit: THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Darren Calabrese) read more

John Humphrys ambushed over Carrie Gracie comments during Today interview

first_img Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. MPs from across the political spectrum commended Jo Swinson for her comments.Conservative MP and former minister Nicky Morgan tweeted: “Well done @joswinson – tackling John Humphrys @BBCr4today on his remarks about Carrie Gracie – and how revealing that his attitude is to to question why the treatment of women by the BBC is ‘relevant’ to an interview on sexual harassment.”Labour MP Jess Phillips agreed, writing: “Well done @joswinson.” Sopel, who was said to be a reluctant participant in the chat, responded: “Obviously if we are talking about the scope for the greatest redistribution, I’ll have to come back and say, “Well yes Mr Humphrys, but. . .”Veteran broadcaster Humphrys then remarked that he could “save you the trouble”, adding: “I’ve handed over already more than you f—ing earn. But I’m still left with more than anybody else, and that seems to me entirely just. Something like that.” After the two had a heated debate about whether MPs should be trained about sexual harassment, Jo Swinson ambushed Mr Humphrys, asking: “Have you apologised to Carrie Gracie for the remarks you made?” John Humphrys is known for ambushing his interviewees with unexpected questions, but today it was his turn to be put on the spot.The deputy leader of the Liberal Democrats ambushed the presenter and asked him whether he apologised his comments about his colleague Carrie Gracie during an interview on BBC’s Radio 4 Today Programme.The two were discussing Westminster’s new report into sexual harassment, which was released today and is aimed at changing the culture in Parliament.Jo Swinson was asked by the veteran presenter what the definition of sexual harassment is, and whether it is harassment to ask a colleague out for a drink.She said: “No, it’s not that complicated, sexual harassment is unwanted behaviour of a sexual nature. There’s plenty of ways you can respectfully ask someone out without…being crude and lewd and referencing them in a sexual way. This is about behaviour that’s sexual and inappropriate.”He then asked whether it was appropriate to train MPs in sexual harassment, and said that they should already know what it is. Bravo @joswinson for that perfect, agonising radio moment. The least John Humphrys deserved #r4today #carriegracie— Joel Taylor (@JoelTaylorhack) February 8, 2018center_img He then goes on to remark: “Oh dear God she’s actually suggested you should lose money. You know that don’t you?” “I’d like to think that you did too” @joswinson deadpans on @BBCr4today in response to Humphrys saying he’d like to think he knows what sexual harassment is. Then asks him if he’s apologised to @BBCCarrie. Brilliant— Catherine Mayer (@catherine_mayer) February 8, 2018 Seemingly taken aback, the presenter replied: “I wrote her an email immediately after that exchange, yes I did as a matter of fact. Quite what this has to do with what we are discussing here it’s hard to see…this is entirely irrelevant.”Mr Humphrys then ended the interview.The comments Jo Swinson was referring to were the ones the presenter made the morning after his colleague Carrie Gracie resigned over equal pay.He was in conversation off-air with Jon Sopel, the US editor whose pay was scrutinised after it was discovered he earned over double what Ms Gracie made.The conversation began with Humphrys teasing Sopel, 58, by asking him how much of his salary he was “prepared to hand over to Carrie Gracie to keep her.” The MP replied: “The assumption that everyone knows what sexual harassment is is not one that we should take for granted – you asked me what the definition was in this very interview,” and said the implementation of training was an important part of the report. last_img read more

Inondations le Lot sous leau

first_imgInondations : le Lot sous l’eauFrance – Les fortes tombées de pluie survenues dans la nuit de jeudi à vendredi ont provoqué des inondations dans le département du Lot. Les pompiers ont dû effectuer une soixantaine d’interventions, notamment assécher des routes et des maisons inondées, et ont reçu quelque 350 coups de fil. Douze personnes ont dû être secourues alors qu’elles étaient bloquées dans leur voiture.Deux routes départementales étaient coupées ce matin jusqu’à 11h30 et d’importants dégâts ont été constatés. L’usine Peugeot-Sochaux a été obligé de fermer ses portes en raison des tombées de grêles survenues mercredi.Le Lot était placé en vigilance orange depuis mardi. Jusqu’à 70 millimètres de pluie sont tombées dans certaines zones, ce qui a entraîné la montée des eaux des rivières et surtout du ruisseau Bartassec. De nouveau épisodes orageux ainsi que des averses d’intensité variable sont à prévoir cette après-midi selon les prévisions de Météo-France. Le 11 juin 2010 à 17:19 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Francefr devrait coûter 4 millions deuros

first_imgFrance.fr devrait coûter 4 millions d’eurosFrance – Les bogues touchant le portail france.fr coûtent cher. Alors que le budget du site était initialement de 1,6 million d’euros, la vitrine de la France sur Internet représenterait aujourd’hui une dépense de 4 millions d’euros.France.fr fonctionne enfin, mais la facture augmente très sérieusement. Parti sur un budget de 1,6 million d’euros, le Service d’information du gouvernement doit revoir ses prévisions à la hausse suite aux différents bogues survenus lors du lancement du portail au début de l’été. Désormais, il en coûtera environ 4 millions d’euros, selon Le Canard enchaîné. La panne des serveurs, les changements de graphismes et les versions en langues étrangères ont fait grimper la note. Mi-novembre, une autre version interactive devrait voir le jour.Le 18 août 2010 à 13:21 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Vidic Ronaldo is a perfect role model

first_imgNemanja Vidic praised former Manchester United teammate Cristiano Ronaldo as the perfect role model ahead of his hotly anticipated return to Old TraffordRonaldo spent a glorious six years at United, which saw him developed into one of the greatest players on the planet under the watchful eye of Sir Alex Ferguson.Before sealing a then-world record transfer of €94m to Real Madrid in 2009, Ronaldo won three Premier League titles and the Champions League the year before his exit.Vidic, who spent three years playing alongside United great, believes that Ronaldo is an example that everyone should follow.“You need to have these kinds of players in your team, these players they always push forward,” Vidic told SportsMax.“They are never satisfied with their game, they want to improve and you have to have these kinds of players in your team.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“At the end of the day, they are role models because they are good players and they are professionals and obviously an example to other players on how they have to work.“I was playing with him [Cristiano Ronaldo] a few years, we won a lot of trophies so we had great memories and obviously it will be a great moment for him to come back to Old Trafford again.“Hopefully this time he is not going to win. Great, player, top player, he was great for the club and a good team-mate.”Ronaldo managed 118 goals and 68 assists in 292 appearances across all competitions for United.Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho expects his compatriot to go all-out for a win ahead of tonight’s Champions League game, which starts at 21:00 (CEST).last_img read more

EXCLUSIVE 34 state cost prevents employers from offering preretirement financial guidance

first_imgEXCLUSIVE: More than a third (34%) of employer respondents do not offer pre-retirement financial guidance because of the cost, according to research by independent financial and corporate advisers Chase de Vere and independent research organisation Lightbulb.Their survey of 300 senior HR decision makers also found that 42% of respondents believe that employees have the main responsibility for providing their own financial education, compared to 29% of respondents who thought this in 2017.The research also found:24% of respondents think the government has the main responsibility to provide financial education for employees, compared to 35% who agreed with this last year.13% of respondents feel that they have the main responsibility to provide financial education for their staff, while a further 13% believe their pension provider should be the main source of financial education information for employees. This compares to 20% and 9% respectively in 2017.Only 8% of respondents in 2018 feel that a financial adviser should have the main responsibility for providing financial education to employees.32% of respondents state that there is no employee appetite in their organisation for pre-retirement financial guidance, and that this is why they do not offer it.15% of respondents do not offer pre-retirement financial guidance for employees as they do not know what is available, and 3% do not understand the value of offering it.Sean McSweeney (pictured), corporate advice manager at Chase de Vere, said: “It is fascinating and worrying to see the change in employers’ attitudes. In 2016, most of them thought the government should be responsible for providing financial education to their employees, with only 4% believing that employees have this responsibility themselves.“However, the current message from employers now seems loud and clear: employees cannot rely on anybody else to look after their financial futures, they are on their own. This is disappointing, especially as many employers are ideally placed to provide help and support for their employees.“Not helping employees could also prove a false economy, in that employers could then be faced with an ageing workforce that is ill-prepared and cannot afford to retire. As a result, the business could potentially suffer from low productivity, succession planning issues and losing younger talent to competitors that provide more opportunity for advancement.”last_img read more

HISD Trustees Hear Angry Public Comments Over School Partnership Idea

first_img X Listen Share The HISD board voted Thursday night on whether to issue a request for proposals from nonprofit groups interested in operating four struggling schools. The measure failed 5-4.Under a new Texas law, control of some underperforming schools could be turned over to a nonprofit partner as a way to avoid a possible state takeover, but critics claim it’s an effort to privatize schools.Kandace Webber was one of those who spoke out against the move.“Why would we ask people who are not educators to save a child’s education,” said Webber. “They don’t know what they need. They don’t know what they want.”Karla Brown also spoke at the meeting and said the board first needs to deal with the underlying issues behind poor school performance.“I don’t care who runs the school, that is what you will end up with,” said Brown. “You will deal with the same results until you deal with the real issue and that’s those families and what those families need.”A nonprofit formed by Mayor Sylvester Turner’s office has recently expressed interest in taking over some schools. The mayor added they’re merely making an offer and they’re not trying to force HISD to turn over control.In other action from Thursday’s meeting, trustees decided to hold a closed search for a new superintendent, which means the names of candidates will be made public. The search will be conducted by the firm Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates.EDITORS NOTE: The original version of the story reported that the HISD board had approved an open search, based on a news release from the district.  This story has been updated to reflect HISD will conduct a closed search. To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /00:50 Things get headed at @HoustonISD board meeting as trustees prepare to vote on partnership proposal @HPMNews887 pic.twitter.com/fNeXHWyyZg— Gail Delaughter (@Gail_HPM) December 14, 2018 Gail Delaughter/Houston Public Media Angry parents and activists turn their backs to HISD Trustees during discussion of a school partnership proposal.last_img read more

Cabbie murder case Howrah police nab one of the accused

first_imgKolkata: Seven days after a transport businessman from Howrah was murdered by some goons near Burdwan, the Howrah police on Thursday night arrested one of the accused who stabbed the victim to death inside a car.The victim, Kundan Maharaj (24), was driving his own cab while ferrying some passengers to Burdwan from Howrah. He had been murdered after he resisted their attempt to loot the vehicle. He was a resident of Liluah in Howrah. According to the preliminary investigation, police suspect that the accused are car lifters. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedThe arrested person has been identified as Saibuddin Baidya, who is a resident of Kheria area under Basanti police station in the South 24-Parganas district. In the face of interrogation, the accused has admitted his involvement in the murder of the transporter. He also told the police that other accused in this case have fled to Bihar.Police have examined the mobile phone of the victim and came to know that he had received several phone calls from a particular number on the day of incident. After tracking the phone call, police came to know about the involvement of Baidya. Also Read – Naihati: 10 councillors return to TMC from BJPPolice said that the miscreants, who might have been a part of an inter-state car smuggling racket, had stabbed the victim and dumped him on the side of a road. They then sped up the vehicle in an attempt to loot it. On their way, they met with an accident as the vehicle was moving at a high speed.When the car met with the accident, the accused youths fled the spot, leaving the vehicle there.The accused had booked the vehicle under the pretext of going to Shaktigarh. Police came to know during investigation that four miscreants had boarded the vehicle from Howrah and told the victim that they would go to Shaktigarh.According to the police when the victim reached Shaktigarh, the youths asked him to drive 10 kms further towards Burdwan side. Police had recovered the body of the victim from the National Highway 2 with several stab marks in his abdomen on July 7. The car was found at a distance of around 10 km from the place where the body was spotted.last_img read more

Tor Browser for Android released

first_imgTor Browser for Android released by Martin Brinkmann on September 08, 2018 in Internet – 11 commentsTor Browser for Android is now available officially on Google Play and on the Tor Project website. The release is marked as alpha at this point in time; this becomes obvious right after start as it is required that you install Orbot, a proxy application, on your Android device as well as Tor Browser requires it currently for its functionality.The team notes, however, that future versions of Tor Browser for Android won’t have that dependency which means that they will provide all the functionality and do not depend on other apps anymore when that happens.You need to accept the Orbot prompt when you first launch Tor Browser for Android. Doing so opens the Orbot page on Google Play so that you can install the app.Note that you need to configure Orbot so that Tor Browser for Android uses it as the proxy on the system. Just start the app and check the Tor Browser for Android box under Apps to do so.Tip: The release of Tor Browser for Android comes just days after the release of Tor Browser 8.0 for desktop operating systems.Tor Browser for AndroidFirst thing you may want to do is load https://check.torproject.org/ in the browser to verify that the connection flows through the Tor network. The browser has a bookmark on the start page that you can activate for that or you type the URL manually.If you have used Firefox on Android before you will feel right at home as Tor Browser is based on Firefox. It is a modified version of Firefox just like Tor Browser on the desktop is. Core changes include privacy-related configuration changes to improve privacy and the inclusion of several add-ons — HTTPS Everywhere and NoScript — that are enabled by default.Open Menu > Security Settings to manage the security level of Tor Browser. The level is set to standard just like it is on the desktop; you can increase the level to Safer or Safest but doing so reduces the functionality.If you select Safer, Tor Browser for Android will disable JavaScript on non-HTTPS sites, disable some math symbols and fonts, and make HTML5 media click to play.Closing Words and verdictTor Browser works well for the most part. It is an alpha version on the other hand and that means that you should expect bugs and issues; if you need to use Tor in critical environments you are probably better off using other apps or methods for now.It is good to see that Tor Browser is coming to Android. The project needs just a little bit of time to release a stable version of the mobile web browser so that it is ready for use in all environments.Now You: would you use Tor Browser on Android?SummaryArticle NameTor Browser for Android releasedDescriptionTor Browser for Android is now available officially on Google Play and on the Tor Project website.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

JFK Airport will get 2 new terminals in 13B transformation

first_imgTags: Airports, JFK International, Openings & Renovations Friday, October 5, 2018 By: The Associated Press JFK Airport will get 2 new terminals in $13B transformation NEW YORK — John F. Kennedy International Airport will get two new terminals, centralized ground transport, and better security and runways in a transformation that will increase its capacity by at least 15 million passengers a year, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday.The project was initially announced last year, but the governor’s update offered the public its first glimpse at many details of the ambitious plan to rebuild one of the nation’s busiest airports.“JFK has been outdated all of my life,” Cuomo said in a speech to a gathering of the Association for a Better New York. He noted similar redevelopment efforts at LaGuardia Airport as Penn Station, saying New York must update its transportation infrastructure or fall behind other cities. “Either you are building and you are creating, or you are getting left behind, that is the simple reality of life.”Construction for the seven-year, $13 billion update is expected to begin in 2020. The first new gates are scheduled to open three years later, with most of the project completed in 2025. The newly redesigned airport will be able to accommodate larger international flights.More news:  Apply now for AQSC’s agent cruise ratesThe plan calls for replacing several existing or recently demolished terminals with two main, interconnected terminals anchoring either end. Passengers won’t have to exit the airport to change terminals.Of the $13 billion price tag, $12 billion will come from private sources.A $7 billion terminal on the south side of the airport will be financed and built by a partnership of four international carriers – Lufthansa, Air France, Korean Air Lines and Japan Airlines. A $3 billion terminal on the north side will be built and paid for by JetBlue.Another priority is improving road and transit access. More than $1 billion in public funds will be invested in new roads to ease bottlenecks and congestion. The expansion will also double capacity on the AirTrain, a rail line that carries passengers from Queens’ Jamaica neighbourhood.Sixty million people pass through JFK each year. By 2030, 75 million are expected, and by 2050, 100 million. Share << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

HSBC Announces Group CEO Successor

first_img Share HSBC Announces Group CEO Successor On Thursday, HSBC Holdings announced that John Flint, Chief Executive of Retail Banking and Wealth Management, is set to succeed Stuart Gulliver as Executive Director and Group Chief Executive.Flint joined the bank in 1989, and according to Group Chairman Mark Tucker, who led the search to find Gulliver’s successor, during Flint’s tenure he has developed a broad banking experience across regions, businesses, and functions, and has a great understanding and regard for HSBC’s heritage.“I am humbled by the responsibility and enormously excited by the opportunity to lead HSBC as Group CEO,” said Flint. “The bank is very well-positioned for the future but we must continue to innovate and accelerate the pace of change required to meet the expectations of our shareholders, customers, employees and society at large.”Flint’s new role will become effective February 21, 2018, after Gulliver steps down from both roles and retires from HSBC, according to the announcement.Tucker explained that Gulliver has led HSBC through a challenging and difficult period with great energy and commitment, while he successfully reshaped the business strategy of the bank.“I would like to thank him on behalf of the Board for everything he has done for HSBC,” said Tucker. “This includes the important work of putting in place global standards for identifying and preventing financial crime.”Under Gulliver’s direction, since January 2011 the bank has paid U.S. $60.7 billion in dividends, announced an additional U.S. $5.5 billion of share buybacks, and delivered a total shareholder return of 66.8 percent—which Tucker called an “outstanding track record.”Gulliver commented expressing his gratitude and how privileged he feels to lead HSBC as Group CEO for the last seven years.“My primary role as Group CEO is stewardship and to hand the company to my successor in better shape than when I started,” said Gulliver. “After the most extensive restructuring of the bank in its history and a relentless focus on meeting the evolving expectations of society I am confident HSBC is in better shape than it was seven years ago. I know that with Mark and John leading the organization, it is in great hands.”In addition, Tucker added that through the search process, Flint has developed with him and the Board a clear sense of the opportunities and priorities that lie ahead.“Over the coming months, before he formally takes over the Group CEO role from Stuart, we will be working closely together to develop and agree the key actions required to ensure we build on and enhance HSBC’s current momentum,” Tucker said. October 12, 2017 641 Views center_img HOUSING HSBC mortgage 2017-10-12 Nicole Casperson in Featured, Headlines, Newslast_img read more

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