Diamond merchant Nirav Modi, who has dressed celebrities such as film stars Kate Winslet and Priyanka Chopra, has been accused of involvement in a multibillion dollar bank fraud. Modi, who grew up in a family based in Antwerp, Belgium, now faces a case under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act based on a complaint lodged by the state-run Punjab National Bank (PNB).Modi’s home, showroom and offices in Mumbai were raided by the Enforcement Directorate on Feb.15, PTI reported. The Finance Ministry on Feb 14. said that it is taking action in this respect and the case is not “out of control.”The Wharton dropout moved to India in his later years and founded Firestar, a diamond sourcing and trading company. Modi had left the country before PNB’s FIR, and is now in Switzerland, CNN-News 18 reported citing ED sources.The PNB filed a complaint with law enforcement agencies, saying that it has uncovered fraudulent transactions of around Rs 11,400 crore (Rs 114 billion) in one of its branches in Mumbai. “The fraud, which began in 2011, was detected and we alerted the regulatory and law enforcement agencies,” Sunil Mehta, the managing director and CEO of the country’s second largest state-run lender, was quoted as saying by the Hindustan Times.Modi, his wife, brother and some other members of his family, are said to have worked with bank officials to illegally obtain Letters of Undertaking, which were cashed overseas from different banks, both private and public sector. Eight Letters of Undertaking were apparently issued to the jeweler without being entered in the books.According to the bank, Modi took help of some junior officials at the bank’s Mid Corporate Branch at Brady House, who managed to bypass PNB’s core banking system to get the letters. The letters were issued to allow buyer’s credit for making payment overseas.The ED is raiding multiple locations in Mumbai and Delhi, including premises of Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi of Gitanjali Gems Ltd, his home in Kurla, his jewelry boutique in Kala Ghoda area, three company locations in Bandra and Lower Parel, three premises at Surat in Gujarat, and showrooms at Chanakyapuri and Defence Colony in New Delhi.Modi wrote to PNB asking for time for six months to repay the loan, India Today reported. He is said to be willing to pay Rs 5,000 crore.The 48-year-old jeweler is already under the CBI scanner for a fraud worth Rs. 280 crore after a complaint filed by PNB last week. Income Tax officials raided his home and offices in Delhi, Surat and Jaipur on Jan. 31. An official from CBI had told Reuters earlier that these two cases are linked.Modi is also being sued by actress Priyanka Chopra for lack of payment for an ad campaign done by her, reports said.The luxury diamond jewelry designer was ranked at No. 1,234 on the Forbes’ list of world billionaires and 85 on list of India’s richest in 2017. His current net worth is estimated to be about $1.73 billion. Related ItemsBelgiumNirav ModiPunjab NAtional Bank
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Armyman Vijay Kumar Sharma showed ice cool nerves and superb big match temperament as he crowned himself in glory by winning an Olympic silver medal in the rapid fire pistol event.Shooting is all about how calm you can stay and handle the pressure. There is no scope for distraction or letting even a distant fly affect you when you take aim at the targets.With the International Shooting Federation (ISSF) changing the format this time just for the rapid fire event, it’s extremely demanding on how the shooters perform in two courses in two days and then gear up for the final.So drastic has been the change that Russian Alexei Klimov, who shot 592 out of 600 in the prelim phase, hobbled out of the final, which is like an elimination between six shooters.”I must tell you this is a sport all about how focussed you can stay. I have been preparing for years for the Olympics and it’s a sacrifice well worth it. I dedicate this medal to my father Bankur Ram Sharma and my mother,” said the 26-year-old silver medallist.And the champion was quick to add “I am what I am because of the Indian Army and this medal is for my countrymen,” said Vijay, a havildar in the Dogra Regiment.After Armyman Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore won a silver medal in Athens 2004, this is India’s first silver medal in the Olympics.Vijay also did not forget to thank his coach Pavel Smirnov, who has helped him for one-and-a-half years now.”My coach and I trained hard in Germany before coming over to London,” said Vijay.advertisement”I haven’t been home so long, I want to go to Himachal Pradesh,” said Vijay, who had to go for a dope test after the event.Having scored 585 out of 600 in the preliminary phase, Vijay knew he had to come back in the afternoon and start all over again.Watching the five targets situated at a distance of 25 metres, Vijay had to shoot at all of them in four seconds.If you look at Vijay from the stands in the indoor hall, you will wonder how he shoots those four targets with virtually no part of his body moving.Train your binoculars on him or see him on the giant electronic screen and you will notice how he takes aim.It’s a classic piece of action.Standing side-on, he takes aim and it’s just the gentle shoulder movement from right to left as he fires at the five targets. Each miss proves costly and on this day, instead of the medal being decided at a score comprising prelim plus final, it was just the final score.Vijay knew he had to stand like a statue, not blink an eyelid and gently keep squeezing the trigger. It’s a motion which went on for almost 35 minutes in the final.Finally, as four shooters dropped out, it was a fight between Cuba’s Leuris Pupo and Vijay. The Indian knew even if he had shot a perfect score of five in the sixth series in the final, it wouldn’t have sufficed as Pupo had taken a lead. Amidst pin-drop silence, Pupo shot a four and Vijay two.There was no celebration, no emotion from Vijay Kumar even after he had won silver. He took off his cap, removed the ear plugs and dismantled his weapon.It was only when he went to the medal ceremony and the India flag went up, Vijay first almost stood at attention and then raised his arms.As a sportsperson from the Indian Army, Vijay knows he has to keep his emotions in check. His demeanour is different and there is no outward show of excitement.”I have won so many medals before and this was missing from my collection. Olympic glory is the ultimate thing and I need to be back with my family,” said the shooter who trains in Mhow, Madhya Pradesh.Talking about the two days he has spent in his event, Vijay said: “We are trained for this kind of gruelling stuff. And yes, it’s only after joining the Indian Army did I take up shooting.”
New Delhi, Mar 2 (PTI) Rajya Sabha today passed a bill that would enhance the compensation for air travellers in case of death, injury, lost baggage or even inordinate delay in flights. The Carriage by Air (Amendment) Bill, 2015, was passed by the Upper House with changes. It was cleared by the Lok Sabha in December last year. Since Rajya Sabha has made changes, the revised bill would again go to the Lower House. Once the legislation is implemented, Indian airlines would be required to pay compensation amount that is equivalent to the rates paid by their global counterparts. Piloting the bill in the Rajya Sabha, Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju said it would bring legislative character to international character with respect to compensation for air passengers. The legislation would allow the government to revise the liability limits of airlines in line with the Montreal Convention, which was acceded to by India in May 2009. Earlier, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi sought Deputy Chairman P J Kuriens permission to move the Bill. Kurien said it was decided that the Bill will be passed without discussion. Jairam Ramesh (Cong) demanded that there should be a discussion. CPI (M) members Sitaram Yechury and T K Rangarajan too said there should be discussion on certain clauses. Then the government agreed to the demand. During the discussion, Yechury said the Bill should be brought back in amended form so that there is no need to come back to amend it after five years, when the Special Drawing Rights (SDRs) are revised again. He also said there is a need to further discuss the definition and intensity of bodily injury and the compensation before inking the convention. E M Sudarsana Natchiappan (Cong) said Bills where the powers of the legislature are transfered to the executive should be first brought to the notice of the House. (MORE) PTI NAM RNK RAM MRadvertisement
Vincenzo Montella has been appointed Serie A side AC Milan coach on a two-year deal, the club has said. (Latest Sports stories)Montella left Sampdoria to replace Cristian Brocchi, who resigned on Monday, Xinhua news agency reported.Milan is expected to pay Sampdoria a release fee of about one million euros for the 42-year-old, the club said on Tuesday.AC Milan is reported to be on the verge of changing ownership as a pool of Chinese investors are interested.
Marcelo was still in his teens when he arrived at Real Madrid with the difficult task of replacing one of his boyhood idols, Roberto Carlos.It didn’t take long for him to rise to the challenge.On Saturday, Marcelo will have a chance to emulate Roberto Carlos’ feat of winning three Champions League titles.”It’s priceless to be playing again in a Champion League final,” said Marcelo, who will face Juventus on Saturday in Cardiff. “I couldn’t be happier.”Nearly 11 years after joining Madrid from Brazilian club Fluminense as an 18-year-old promising youngster, Marcelo has become a defensive star just like Roberto Carlos, who won his Champions League titles in 1998, 2000 and 2002.One of the team’s captains, Marcelo will be trying to win his third European title in four seasons. He scored a goal in extra time when Madrid defeated crosstown rival Atletico Madrid in the 2014 final, and converted a penalty kick in last year’s decisive shootout, also against Atletico.Marcelo and Roberto Carlos are the foreign players with the most ever appearances with Real Madrid. Marcelo will be playing in his 408th match on Saturday, while Roberto Carlos ended his 11-year stint with the club with 527.Roberto Carlos left Madrid shortly after Marcelo arrived, but the two remained friends and stayed in contact since then. Roberto Carlos works for the club and still lives in the Spanish capital.”To come to a place where your idol is playing and have him welcome you so warmly, knowing that you play in his positon, that’s rare in soccer,” Marcelo said. “I came here to be his successor and he treated me and my family as if we were his own. He gave us his number and told us to call him if we needed anything.”advertisementEarlier this year, Marcelo surpassed Roberto Carlos as the foreign-born player with most Spanish league wins with Madrid.The 44-year-old Roberto Carlos has repeatedly praised his successor, calling him the world’s best full back.The former great thrived with a very different style compared to Marcelo, relying mostly on his physical strength and incredible long-range shots.The 29-year-old Marcelo has excelled with his skillful footwork and precise crosses, looking more like a playmaker than a defensive player.Marcelo was one of the team’s leaders in assists this season, and his performances were good enough to earn him a place in Brazil’s national team under coach Tite.Marcelo won a bronze medal with Brazil at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, but was left out of the 2010 World Cup squad coached by Dunga. He was a starter in Brazil’s 7-1 loss to Germany in the semifinals of the 2014 World Cup.Roberto Carlos won the 2002 World Cup under coach Luiz Felipe Scolari.Marcelo will be facing another Brazilian on Saturday, right back Dani Alves, who has thrived since joining Juventus from Barcelona last season. The Brazil teammates will be on the same side of the field and are expected to be constantly going against each other.”I know that Dani Alves is a very good player and I always enjoying playing against him,” Marcelo said. “It’s going to be a great match.”
Smriti Irani and the BJP are determined to wrest Amethi, Rahul Gandhi’s Lok Sabha’s constituency, from the Congress vice-president’s grasp. The I&B Minister, who lost to Rahul in the last parliamentary elections, has often taken on the Nehru-Gandhi family’s scion.So why would she post a tweet about a ‘Rahul wave?’ And a #RahulWaveinKazhakh, of all places?Perhaps @OfficeOfRG planning to sweep polls in Russia, Indonesia & Kazakhstan ?? #RahulWaveInKazakh https://t.co/xVanl2mKGh https://t.co/Yhl1oAGqOg- Smriti Z Irani (@smritiirani) October 21, 2017The answer is in an ANI report published on Saturday afternoon.That report, titled ‘Bots behind rise in Rahul Gandhi’s Twitter popularity?’ says “alleged ‘bots’ with a Russian, Kazakh or Indonesian characteristic” have been “routinely RT-ing the Congress VP’s tweets.”‘Bots,’ or web robots, mass retweet in an automated manner.ANI notes that these handles have some common features: they “usually” have less than ten followers, only post retweets “comprised of random topics from across the world and those of Rahul Gandhi.”Meanwhile, BJP sources have claimed that close to 85% of the handles retweeting @OfficeofRG posts have less than 1,000 followers. An recent India Today magazine report said @OfficeofRG added a million followers in the short spaces of two months.BJP MP Rajeev Chandrasehar didn’t take too long to join the conversation. Nor did Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore.Desperate times call for desperate measures ? ?????? https://t.co/MkPa2glDmi- Rajeev Chandrasekhar (@rajeev_mp) October 21, 2017In sports, this would come under Doping…. hey wait!??does dope remind you of someone ??? https://t.co/xulfk1ENtIadvertisement- Rajyavardhan Rathore (@Ra_THORe) October 21, 2017Amit Malviya, who runs the BJP’s IT cell, also spoke of the Congress’ “desperation” in one of a series of tweets. He threw in a James Bond reference, too.Congress social media head was on a PR overdrive on how she re-launched Rahul Gandhi.. She deployed fake bots! https://t.co/fjhLTjEkI7 pic.twitter.com/iHfTdcIyKh- Amit Malviya (@malviyamit) October 21, 2017Rahul Gandhi should have known that popularity cant be bought, certainly not from Russia, Kazakhstan. Congress social media dream aborted? pic.twitter.com/0I3c8lDtzC- Amit Malviya (@malviyamit) October 21, 2017In their desperation to crown Rahul Gandhi, Congress bought him some love from Russia too! #RahulWaveInKazakh https://t.co/fjhLTjEkI7 pic.twitter.com/g2cER4d4rQ- Amit Malviya (@malviyamit) October 21, 2017And Akhilesh Mishra, the CEO of the NGO BlueKraft Digital Foundation, tweeted what he said was a list of fake handles which were opened in recent weeks. He also posted a graphic which uses follower count as a parameter to categorise handles which retweeted Rahul Gandhi’s ‘Trump needs another hug’ comment.Handles that RT tweets of Rahul Gandhi- 0 followers, less than 10 tweets,opened in last few weeks.Snapshot of these obvious fake handles.2/3 pic.twitter.com/jjE62qs4qY- Akhilesh Mishra (@amishra77) October 21, 2017Another factoid in #RahulWaveInKazakh story: A break up of those who RTed his Donald Trump tweet. Almost 90% with less than 1000 followers. pic.twitter.com/dFVMeNW8pp- Akhilesh Mishra (@amishra77) October 21, 2017Mishra says on his LinkedIn page that he volunteered for Prime Minster Narendra Modi’s 2014 election campaign. He later worked for MyGov India, a citizen engagement platform.”When nothing worked for Rahul Gandhi – neither lame jokes nor fake news – he has finally taken refuge in bots,” he said in another tweet.National Conference leader Omar Abdullah had this to say.Wanted bots. Caste, creed, sex, nationality no bar. Basic knowledge of English preferable but not essential. Must have own phone/computer.- Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) October 21, 2017It’s worth noting that the BJP has itself been accused of building a database of fake handles to boost Narendra Modi’s popularity. CONGRESS’ RESPONSE Rahul Gandhi hasn’t responded to the BJP’s allegations, but other Congress leaders have.Rajiv Shukla, an MP, told India Today that the saffron party is worried the Congress is on a resurgence drive ahead of crucial Assembly polls in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh.Divya Spandana, the chief of Social Media and Digital Communications for the Congress, told ANI: “On Twitter one tweets and what happens after that is not in our control. You will have to speak to Twitter to get clarity.”But on Twitter, she also called ANI’s report “factually wrong.”Story is factually wrong. Can understand your eagerness to please the I&B ministry and the Bots Janata Party. https://t.co/qQfqi6jMfc- Divya Spandana/Ramya (@divyaspandana) October 21, 2017She didn’t explain why, but later retweeted this post by @sidmtweets.10 bots on which ANI story is based,activated 4 days ago.RGs tweet was 6 days ago.Out of 54K reaction how ANI journo identified only them?advertisement- Sid (@sidmtweets) October 21, 2017Spandana also shot back this tweet at Smriti Irani.Why do we need them when we have you? ??? https://t.co/2lGH49maeD- Divya Spandana/Ramya (@divyaspandana) October 21, 2017WATCH | Twitter war: What Smriti Irani said about media report on surge in Rahul Gandhi’s social media popularity
Gurgaon, Nov 8 (PTI) The classmates of a student apprehended for the killing of seven-year-old Pradhuman Thakur in Ryan International School alleged today he often showed “rude behaviour” and was ready to slap others.The students did not want to be named and the two- storeyed house in the posh Defence Colony area of Sohna city, where the accused, studying in Class 11 lived, was locked from outside.The CBI apprehended the 16-year-old student for allegedly killing Pradhuman, in a fresh twist to the case, after the Haryana Police initially arrested a school bus conductor for the boys murder.The family and lawyers of Pradhuman, who was killed inside the school premises in September, demanded the accused be tried as an adult and be given strict punishment.Classmates of the student claimed he has a “vulgar character” and showed “rude behaviour” in school.”He is heavier than normal boys of his age and always ready to slap others over trivial issues,” a student of his class alleged, but did not want to be named.Another classmate claimed, “He was not so good in education and sports.”However, the family of the accused boy could not be contacted for a response.When a PTI correspondent visited his house, neighbours also complained about his conduct.”The father of the teenager is a lawyer of Gurgaon and one of the wealthy individuals of the area owning properties. The residents of the colony were aware of his nature and they hardly spoke to him,” a neighbour said requesting anonymity.advertisementThe neighbour told PTI that CBI officials had been frequently visiting the house and the family rebuffed locals if asked about the case.”The family members used to get annoyed when they were asked about the case. The entire family was present in the house till late last night and left in the morning hours,” he claimed. PTI CORR SC SC
When asked on instagram how he was doing (presumably from a friend), his response was: “I’m cooling, redshirting this year”AdChoices广告That’s a BIG dude to sit out, so the depth at linebacker is clearly a huge strength this season as compared to last year. Phillips was a four-star prospect from Pearland, Texas who was forced into action early as a freshman due to lack of depth at his position. By sitting out this year, he will have a chance to grow both physically and, with Glenn Spencer as the linebacker coach, mentally as well. I would expect him to return as a force next season. At the beginning of the season, there was chatter that due to the incredible depth in the linebacker room, there was a chance that true sophomores would be redshirting this year. Candidates like Dylan Harding, Kirk Tucker, and Justin Phillips were all names that were mentioned.Tucker has been a special teams enforcer this season, while Harding has seen time in the secondary rotation at safety along with special teams.Phillips, however, confirmed on his instagram account that he is redshirting this year – something many believed was the case. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.
England cricket team Since you’re here… Read more However, a Test comeback against South Africa in July after an 18-month absence was less fruitful, with only one wicket in two matches before a bruised left heel wiped much of the remainder of his season. England remain optimistic his talent will come through, to the extent that he will be part of the Lions squad in Australia with a view to a possible Ashes call-up mid-series.England have, however, dropped him down from the list of top-level central contracts that will be announced on Friday, having paid his wages for the past two years. Instead he will pick up a contract only for white-ball cricket, which is an incremental salary that sits on top of a player’s regular county wages rather than takes them over entirely.Among the many reasons behind Durham’s well-documented financial problems – a situation that came to a head last year with a £3.8m bailout by the England and Wales Cricket Board and enforced relegation – was that Steve Harmison, Graham Onions, Paul Collingwood and Liam Plunkett all came off central contracts within a short space of time at the start of the decade.But officials at Durham insist Wood’s return to their books this time around is not as problematic, given there will be a parachute payment from the ECB that eases the transition. The recent departures of Onions and Keaton Jennings to Lancashire, and Paul Coughlin to Nottinghamshire, means they are looking to recruit players rather than offload, with new contracts handed to Graham Clark and Michael Richardson on Thursday. Support The Guardian Reuse this content Share on WhatsApp ECB Topics Share on Messenger Mark Wood has been downgraded from a full England central contract to one only for white‑ball cricket. But while this means the fast bowler will now return to the payroll at Durham, the county are phlegmatic about the impact it will have on their tight finances.The 27-year-old returned from a third ankle operation at the start of the 2017 season and went on to have a significant impact for England’s one-day team during the first half of the summer. He bowled with pace and claimed a raft of high‑profile wickets that included Hashim Amla, Kane Williamson, David Warner and Steve Smith en route to the Champions Trophy semi-finals. Share on Twitter Sign up to the Spin – our weekly cricket round-up news Cricket Share via Email Durham remain embattled, though. They are awaiting the outcome of an inquiry into the stand that partially collapsed during England’s Twenty20 against West Indies last month, and this week Jack Burnham, one of their most promising batsmen, was banned for a year after three positive tests for recreational drug use – understood to be cocaine.Ben Stokes, Wood’s close friend and county team-mate, will at least remain on a full England central contract. The Test vice‑captain is awaiting the outcome of a police investigation into the early hours incident in Bristol on 25 September after which he was suspended indefinitely by the ECB and has left his place on the Ashes tour in significant doubt.England awarded 10 central contracts and 11 limited-overs deals this time last year as Andrew Strauss, the team director, shook up the system to bring one-day specialists more in line with their Test counterparts. Steven Finn, the Middlesex seamer, was among those handed a full deal but could now drop off after missing out on an Ashes berth. Share on LinkedIn Share on Facebook Durham Share on Pinterest … 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. Read more Why Test cricket still needs its fifth day
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Tammy Abraham: I want to be Chelsea legendby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveTammy Abraham is determined to become a Chelsea legend.The 21-year-old is making his mark at Stamford Bridge this season, with a hat-trick in Saturday’s win over Wolves taking his season total to 7 from five Premier League games.”I have grown up watching big stars playing in the Champions League, and to play in it myself would obviously be a dream,” he said.”Players like the gaffer [Frank Lampard], Didier Drogba and John Terry are great legends. They have been there and done it. I would like to follow the same path. “I am delighted to be scoring goals for a team I have grown up loving and have always wanted to play for. It is just an amazing feeling and hasn’t kicked in yet.”Hopefully this is the beginning of a great career at Chelsea. I’m living the dream and I need to keep it running.”
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Juventus rival Man Utd, Spurs interest for Fenerbahce striker Vedat Muriqiby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveThe race for Fenerbahce striker Vedat Muriqi is intensifying.Manchester United and Tottenham having been scouting the Kosovo international this season.And Juventus have asked for tickets for the derby against Galatasaray, with the express purpose of checking on Muriqi.For Fenerbahce management, there’s no plans to sell Muriqi until the end of the season. The player’s contract does not include a release clause. If he is sold, Çaykur Rizespor will be due a 15 percent share of the profit from the sale.
MIAMI, FL – DECEMBER 29: Kyler Murray #1 of the Oklahoma Sooners carries the ball in the third quarter during the College Football Playoff Semifinal against the Alabama Crimson Tide at the Capital One Orange Bowl at Hard Rock Stadium on December 29, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)Heisman trophy winner Kyler Murray is increasingly looking like a top quarterback prospect. Even some NFL head coaches are starting to come out to praise the Oklahoma superstar.Speaking to NFL Network during the Scouting Combine, New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton spoke glowingly about Murray. Payton went so far as to call the film he’s seen on Murray “too good.”Payton spoke to NFL Network about the potential top Draft pick. Video, via The Checkdown:“His film is too good… it’s too good. And I like him.” – Sean Payton on @TheKylerMurray pic.twitter.com/Y0fISMMKDS— The Checkdown (@thecheckdown) March 1, 2019 Payton may just be making an observation, but Saints fans would have plenty of reason to read more into his words. While quarterback Drew Brees has shown few signs of slowing down, he will have to retire eventually – and his successor does not appear to be on the team’s roster right now.In addition, given that Drew Brees is among the shorter quarterbacks in the league, one can imagine Sean Payton is among the least concerned with Murray’s 5-foot-10 frame.The Saints don’t have a first round pick this year though, so unless Murray somehow falls to them at the 62nd overall pick, they may have to make a move if they have any hopes of getting him.Based on recent trends, it looks unlikely that Murray will escape the first round.Since 2009, each of the nine draft-eligible Heisman trophy winning quarterbacks has been drafted in the first round.
The province has approved the 2013-14 business plans of Nova Scotia’s nine district health authorities and IWK. For 2013-14, government asked district health authorities and IWK to target no increase in health care funding. Districts health authorities were asked to focus on innovation and efficiency to provide better care within the current budget. The authorities were expected to minimize the impact on patients, to protect quality care. “Nova Scotia needs a health care system that is well planned and well managed,” said Health and Wellness Minister Leo Glavine. “The DHAs have demonstrated strong leadership through the budget process. They have been successful in finding ways to use resources wisely.” The authorities received $1.6 billion from the province, meaning no net budget reduction.
Madrid – The son of a polisario high-ranking officer Ahmed Khalil, who was tasked with monitoring human rights and security in the camps of Tindouf, denounced the mysterious disappearance of his father on the Algerian soil, holding the Polisario separatists responsible for his abduction.“The polisario leadership is the first responsible for the disappearance of my father since Jan. 2009 when he was in Algeria, said Rachid Khalil who has been living in Saint Sebastian (north of Spain) since 2005, adding that his family did not receive any news of Ahmed Khalil for 6 years.“We want justice”, the young Sahrawi told Spanish news agency EropaPress, condemning the oppression and lack of freedom on the camps of Tindouf (south-western Algeria).Rachid Khalil added that he thinks is father is kept in an Algerian military prison, while blasting over the blackout on this case by the polisario leadership and Algerian authorities. Rachid Khalil lodged a complaint last October with the Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances in Geneva concerning his father.
18 November 2008The International Court of Justice (ICJ), the principal judicial organ of the United Nations, today rejected Serbian objections over questions of jurisdiction and admissibility in the genocide case brought against it by Croatia. The International Court of Justice (ICJ), the principal judicial organ of the United Nations, today rejected Serbian objections over questions of jurisdiction and admissibility in the genocide case brought against it by Croatia. The case, first instituted in 1999 against the then Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (FRY) over the 1991-1995 Croatian-Serbian war, will now move on to its next stage – the Court’s consideration of Croatia’s case on its merits.In its judgment, which is final, binding and without appeal, the ICJ – also known as the World Court – ruled on three preliminary objections submitted by Serbia challenging its own need to participate in the case, the Court’s jurisdiction and the absence of indicted people on its territory.The Court decided that Serbia, as a successor of the FRY and the subsequent Republic of Serbia and Montenegro, could not claim that it was not a UN Member when Croatia filed its case, and thus not a party to the Statute of the Court.Serbia also claimed that it was not itself a party to the Genocide Convention invoked by Croatia on the date that the case was filed in 2 July 1999. The ICJ rejected this, deciding that there was a continuous obligation of succession moving through the various reincarnations of the country up to the present Republic of Serbia.In its second objection, Serbia maintained that claims based on acts and omissions prior to 27 April 1992, when the FRY came into being as the successor of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, are beyond the Court’s jurisdiction. The ICJ ruled that this objection did not have an exclusively preliminary character and would thus be examined along with the merits on the case. The third objection concerned the possible presence of indicted persons on Serbian territory. Croatia accepts that this submission is now moot in so far as some indicted persons have been transferred to the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) but it insists that there are people who have not been submitted to trial either in Croatia or before the ICTY.Serbia asserted that Croatia has not shown that there are currently persons charged with genocide, either by the ICTY or by Croatian courts, who are on Serbian territory or in its control. The ICJ also rejected this as a preliminary objection, ruling that it will be a matter for the Court to determine when it examines Croatia’s claims on the merits.
by The Canadian Press Posted Sep 8, 2016 2:50 pm MDT Last Updated Sep 8, 2016 at 3:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Most actively traded companies on the TSX Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (14,803.26, up 6.51 points):Baytex Energy Corp. (TSX:BTE). Oil and gas. Up 31 cents, or 5.13 per cent, to $6.35 on 8.7-million shares.Encana Corp. (TSX:ECA). Oil and gas. Up 56 cents, or 4.26 per cent, to $13.71 on 6.8-million shares.Whitecap Resources Inc. (TSX:WCP). Oil and gas. Up 77 cents, or 7.64 per cent, to $10.85 on 6.4-million shares.Teck Resources Ltd. (TSX:TCK.B). Miner. Down 17 cents, or 0.77 per cent, to $21.90 on 5.7-million shares.Enbridge Inc. (TSX:ENB). Oil and gas. Up $2.66, or 4.71 per cent, to $59.10 on 5.7-million shares.Yamana Gold Inc. (TSX:YRI). Miner. Down 18 cents, or 2.88 per cent, to $6.07 on five-million shares.Companies reporting major news:SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. (TSX:SNC). Engineering. Down 22 cents, or 0.39 per cent, to $55.91 on 230,809 shares. SNC-Lavalin made nearly $118,000 in payments to federal parties that violated the Canada Elections Act over a seven-year period, the elections commissioner said Thursday. The contributions, made between March 9, 2004, and May 1, 2011, were given to the Liberals and Conservatives as well as contestants in the 2006 Liberal leadership race, the commissioner said.Transat A.T. Inc. (TSX:TRZ). Travel and leisure. Down 57 cents, or 8.06 per cent, to $6.50 on 164,408 shares. Transat A.T. says it’s feeling the impact of an unsettled transatlantic travel market this summer, with net income down 28.2 per cent and adjusted earnings down almost 91 per cent from the same time last year. The Montreal-based company’s net income dropped to $9.4 million or 26 cents per share, from $13.1 million or 34 cents per share in last year’s third quarter.
From fidget spinners to beach balls, Brock’s signature red gear has proven to be a popular addition at many community events this summer — and it looks as though August will be no different.The University will have volunteers out in full force at several Niagara-area festivals, handing out swag and helping to extend the school’s renowned student and campus experience.Brock has come on board to sponsor a number of local events in the past few months to continue to grow the University’s involvement in the community.Badger pride has been on display at Niagara VegFest, the Rankin Cancer Run, Hamilton Fringe Festival, Pelham Summerfest, and last weekend’s Welland Floatfest, among others.That list will continue to grow later this week as Brock sponsors the St. Catharines Rotary Ribfest in Montebello Park, and Canal Days Marine Heritage Festival in downtown Port Colborne, both from Aug. 4 to 7.The University, in partnership with the Campus Store, will have a tent in the Ribfest vendor area to let visitors know what Brock has to offer.At Canal Days, Brock ambassadors will be on scene through a partnership with Student Life and Community Experience handing out various branded goodies.The fun will continue on Aug. 15 with Brock sponsoring a screening of Toy Story during Moonlight Flicks hosted at the Port Dalhousie Supper Market. Boomer the Badger will be on site to meet with families and hand out Brock swag.Country music fans will not want to miss the University’s sponsorship of the Sunset Music Series on Aug. 29, when Wendy Lynn Snider will take over Charles Daley Park in Jordan.Brock’s reach will extend beyond Niagara during Fan Expo at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre from Aug. 31 to Sept. 3.The summer of events will conclude with Brock’s biggest celebration of the year — Homecoming weekend Sept. 15-17, where everyone is invited to join Brock students, alumni, faculty and staff in marking the start of another academic year.The weekend festivities will include the popular Steel Blade Classic hockey game and Homecoming Tailgate Party on Friday, Sept. 15, with a family fun zone, face painting and children’s area.The University is proud to return as a sponsor of this year’s Niagara Grape and Wine Festival, hosting Brock Day in the Park on Saturday, Sept. 16. Badger pride will also be prominent at the festival’s Grande Parade and the following celebration with ambassadors handing out swag at Montebello Park on Saturday, Sept. 23.The St. Catharines Terry Fox Run will also be held at Brock University this year on Sunday, Sept. 17.
A medical team from the Health and Education Relief Organisation (HERO) has concluded a one-week surgical mission to Guyana where 31 successful surgeries were completed. Eleven of these cases emanated from the hinterland.One of the surgeons (Dr. Watson at extreme right) explains to Minister Lawrence the recovery phase of each of the patientsAccording to the Department of Public Information (DPI), the team of approximately 46 doctors and volunteers was led by Director John Mitchell. Also forming part of this mission was a plastic surgery team, making its third trip here.The operations which were done at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC), were mostly pediatric in nature while all others involved orthopaedic surgery. The procedures included correcting children with Development Displacement of the Hip (DDH), Meniscal repairs among other, DPI reported.Director, John Mitchell of HERO said, “One of the goals of the mission is not only to provide care but to transfer knowledge… What we hope to see going forward is that the senior guys transfer the knowledge to the junior guys, and as we keep building on operating procedures. Those junior surgeons (can) also learn those skills in going forward.”Malissia Andrews, a happy mother, is satisfied that her son can now live a normal life after surgery to correct a developmental displacement of the hipFurther, Dr. Mitchell said that after coming to Guyana for 12 years, there are services that can be independently provided by the GPHC, “Over the years we have evolved to the point where we don’t have to do most of the procedures ourselves.”Minister of Public Health, Volda Lawrence and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the GPHC, Brigadier Ret’d George Lewis thanked the team for their continuous support of the local health system. CEO Lewis indicated that based on the increased work being done by HERO, an invitation will always be open for them “to provide their beneficial services,” DPI said.Minister Lawrence recognised HERO’s invaluable contribution to developing the capacity of local doctors. She stated, “It will take Guyana a very long time if we were to send people out and come back and to be able to perform those services that your team comes here and perform. We would have a lot of people waiting for these services… for that, we are forever grateful.”During a visit with some of the pediatric patients in the surgical ward, the Minister found them recovering well and they and their family members in high spirits. The Health and Educational Relief Organisation (HERO), is a not-for-profit humanitarian organisation based in the United States of America (USA). The medical team is generally dedicated to providing free, high-quality health care and educational support services in communities throughout the Caribbean. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedSeveral children undergo successful surgery for lower limb deformitiesAugust 8, 2015In “Health”Surgeries resume at National Ophthalmology HospitalMay 29, 2018In “Internet”US-based medical team completes over 120 surgeries in GuyanaJune 13, 2017In “latest news”