VIDEO Eagle Scout Candidate Creates Video Project To Highlight Wilmington Youth Center

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Wilmington Eagle Scout candidate Adam Kulis, of Troop 56, recently created a video to draw attention to the need for adult volunteers at the Wilmington Youth Center.“We’re in desperate need of new board members,” a current board member told Kulis. “We haven’t had any for a few years. A lot of our current board members don’t have kids [in the program] anymore. At end of this year, we’re going to probably losing half of our board. If we don’t get new board members, the youth center may not be able to continue. We need new volunteers to keep the organization going.”Kulis also stressed how much fun children (Grades 6-8) have at the Wilmington Youth Center, which features video games, basketball, pool, jukebox, foosball, refreshments, and dances.“It’s place that lets kids be kids in a fun and safe environment,” said Kulis.Watch the 3-minute video below:——Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWCTV News & Notes: Registration Now Open For Popular Weekend Youth ProgramIn “Community”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Thursday, September 5, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”2018 TOWN ELECTION: Read This Helpful Town Election Information Guide Put Together By An Eagle Scout CandidateIn “Government”last_img read more

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Yahoo Inc in search advertising deal with Google Inc to turn company

first_imgYahoo Inc said on Tuesday it had signed a search advertising deal with Google Inc, providing a potential boost to Marissa Mayer’s efforts to turn around the company, which also reported revenue and profit that fell short of market estimates.The deal with Google, a unit of Alphabet Inc, builds on an existing search partnership Microsoft Corp under which Yahoo gets a percentage of revenue from ads displayed on its sites.Yahoo, whose shares were down 1.6 percent in after-hours trading, said the companies have agreed to delay implementation of the deal in the United States to allow the antitrust division of the Department of Justice to review it.Yahoo has been struggling to boost revenue from ad sales in the face of stiff competition from Google and Facebook.The Google deal was one of the few bright spots included in the company’s third-quarter results statement.Yahoo said it expected fourth-quarter revenue of $1.16 billion–$1.20 billion, well below the average analyst estimate of $1.33 billion, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.Mayer, in her fourth year as chief executive, said the forecast was “not indicative of the performance we want.””We are also experiencing continued revenue headwinds in our core (advertising) business, especially in the legacy portions,” Mayer said on a call with analysts.Yahoo said the proposed spinoff of its 15 percent stake in Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd – a key issue for shareholders – may now close in January.Yahoo earlier this year sought a private letter ruling from the Internal Revenue Service to confirm whether the transaction, worth about $27 billion currently, would result in a tax obligation. The tax agency denied the request, but Yahoo said it would go ahead with the spinoff by year-end anyway.Many analysts attribute little value to Yahoo’s core business without its Asian assets, which also include a 35 percent stake in Yahoo Japan Corp.Apart from the Google deal, the only other good news came results came from Yahoo’s emerging businesses, which Mayer calls Mavens – mobile, video, native and social advertising.Revenue in that area rose 43 percent to $422 million in the quarter. Native advertising refers to ads that blend into the type and style of the content being viewed.Excluding items, the company earned 15 cents per share, missing the average analyst estimate of 17 cents.Revenue after deducting fees paid to partner websites fell to $1.0 billion from $1.09 billion, and the company forecast a drop to $920 million-$960 million in the current quarter.Traffic acquisition costs, the amount Yahoo spends to attract users to its websites, jumped to $223 million in the quarter from $54 million a year earlier.GAAP revenue rose 6.8 percent to $1.23 billion, falling short of the average analyst estimate of $1.26 billion, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.Through Tuesday’s close of $32.83, Yahoo’s shares had lost 35 percent this year.last_img read more

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Delhi Airbus to set up its first Asia training centre for aircraft

first_imgAirbus will set up a training facility at Aerocity in New Delhi to support India’s growing need for Airbus aircraft pilots and maintenance engineers. On Friday, March 17, the ground-breaking for the Airbus India Training Centre was performed by Minister of Civil Aviation P Ashok Gajapathi Raju and Airbus CEO Tom Enders in the presence of Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha.Speaking on the occasion, Raju said that India’s rapidly growing passenger aircraft fleet must be matched by adequate availability of skilled pilots and maintenance engineers.”Airbus’ pilot and maintenance engineering training centre is the type of facility which will help augment the talent pool of such personnel and thus be a force multiplier for the Indian aviation sector,” he said.He also wanted Airbus to think of creating MRO facility in India to take forward the Make in India policy of the Narendra Modi government, as this would create employment opportunity.Airbus CEO Tom Enders added: “We have only scratched the surface when it comes to the growth of civil aviation in India. This training centre will be the first such facility fully owned by us in Asia. It is a symbol of our enduring partnership with this country.”India is the fastest growing domestic aviation market in the world and is expected to continue to grow at an annualised 9.3 percent over the next 20 years, outpacing the world average of 4.6 percent.The number of trips per capita in India is expected to quadruple by 2035 due to a combination of economic and demographic factors.To cater to this huge demand, Airbus forecasts a requirement for at least 1,600 new passenger and freighter aircraft by 2035. The consequent increase in Indian in-service aircraft fleet will lead to an accompanying need for over 24,000 new pilots and maintenance engineers.The Airbus India Training Centre will be built in a modular concept in order to become operational by end-2018 with two A320 full flight simulators, increasing to four and potentially to six simulators in due course.It will start with an initial capacity to train over 800 pilots and 200 maintenance engineers annually. The centre will cater primarily to Airbus operators in India and the region.Airbus has more than 250 aircraft in service in India and over 570 are on order by Indian airlines.last_img read more

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Postdemonetisation Govt receives vital info on transactions of 2 lakh suspicious companies

first_imgA man counts 1000 Indian rupee banknotes outside a branch of Bank of India in Mumbai, India, November 10, 2016.Reuters fileThe government on Friday announced that it has received ‘vital information’ on suspicious transactions post-demonetisation. The data provided by 13 banks has revealed suspicious transactions carried out by 2,09,032 companies, which were already blacklisted by the Registrar of Companies earlier this year.”It may be recalled that after being struck off, operation of the bank accounts of these 2,09,032 suspicious companies were restricted for discharge of their liabilities only,” the government said in a release on Friday.The government said that data received from the banks pertains to about 5,800 companies (out of more than 2 lakh that were struck off) involving 13,140 accounts. “This in itself is a revealing figure,” the government added.Data shows that companies have been found to have more than 100 bank accounts to their names, with the highest being a company with 2,134 accounts.”The data pertaining to the pre-demonetisation account balances and transactions conducted from the accounts of these companies during the demonetisation period is even more startling,” the release said.Excluding the loan accounts, these companies were having a meagre balance of Rs 22.05 crore to their credit before the announcement of demonetisation on November 8, 2016. However, after the announcement till the date of their being struck off by Registrar of Companies, these companies have altogether deposited a whopping Rs 4,573.87 crore in their accounts and withdrawn an equally large amount of Rs 4,552 crore, the government said in the release.”Disturbing factors have been identified of companies having multiple accounts with miniscule or negative balance as on November 8, 2016, which have then deposited and withdrawn amounts going in several crores from these accounts. The accounts were thereafter again left as dormant accounts with paltry balance,” the official release added.In its release, the government stated that agencies have been asked to complete necessary investigation in a time bound manner.last_img read more

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Louisville Announces 2019 Baseball Radio Schedule

first_img LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville baseball program’s radio schedule for the 2019 season was released on Wednesday, with all 56 regular season games as well as all postseason games slated for radio coverage. FOLLOWING THE CARDINALS ON SOCIAL MEDIAFans can follow Louisville baseball on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram at @LouisvilleBSB. Print Friendly Version 2019 Baseball Broadcast Schedule Story Links ESPN Louisville, the group behind local stations ESPN 680 and 105.7 FM, launched 93.9 The Ville, powered by ESPN, on Jan. 29, 2015. The station provides coverage of the Cardinals through an official partnership with Louisville Sports Properties, which represents UofL athletics. The Cardinals enter the 2019 season ranked as high as No. 4 in the preseason rankings after a seventh consecutive season with at least 40 wins in 2018. Louisville was ranked in all six major preseason polls, five of which had the Cardinals inside the top 10.center_img 93.9 The Ville will serve as the flagship station for the fifth consecutive season. Selected games during the regular season will be broadcast on 1450 WXVW. Louisville opens the season on Friday, Feb. 15 at 6 p.m. against No. 20 Connecticut in Lakeland, Fla. The series continues Saturday, Feb. 16 at 3 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 17 at 1 p.m. All three games are scheduled for coverage on 93.9 The Ville. Sean Moth will once again be on the call of Louisville baseball games this spring with road weekends against Connecticut, Duke, Clemson, NC State, Notre Dame and Virginia. The home portion of the schedule features contests with Boston College, Ole Miss, Georgia Tech, Wake Forest, Kentucky, Miami, Vanderbilt and Florida State. 2019 LOUISVILLE BASEBALL SEASON TICKETSAfter one season of ticketed admission for all home games, the Cardinals are giving free admission back to the fans in 2019. Louisville’s 15 ACC games as well as non-conference games against UK and Vanderbilt will be ticketed events at Jim Patterson Stadium. All other non-conference matchups, including games against Ole Miss, Western Kentucky and Xavier, will have free admission.The 2019 reserved chairback ticket packages, which include one ticket to each of the 17 ticketed games, are priced at $110 for adults, $90 for senior adults/youths and $90 for families of four or more. Season tickets for the Left Field Berm are also available at $50 per ticket. Season tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online here, by calling 502-GO-CARDS or by visiting the Louisville Cardinals Ticket Office, located near Gate 2 at Cardinal Stadium (2800 South Floyd Street) on weekdays from 9 a.m., until 5 p.m., ET. Complete details on 2019 UofL baseball tickets can be found at gocards.com/bsbtickets.last_img read more

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Gordon Rises a Dark Knight Parties and Gotham City Gets its Sirens

first_img Even though Professor Pyg isn’t turning out to be as scary as early ads led us to believe, Gotham has still managed to get a pretty great villain out of him. All the truly horrific stuff he does happens off screen. We see the aftermath; we hear his taunting voice when he contacts Gordon. We only get a good look at his face right at the end of the episode when he takes off the prosthetics he used to fool the future commissioner. In last night’s episode, it became clear that Pyg isn’t on the show to shock and horrify us (although that’s almost certainly coming). He’s here to set Gordon on the path to becoming the police commissioner we all know from the comics. He’s been playing the one decent cop for a few episodes now. This is how he gets the rest of the GCPD behind him.It all starts with every cop in the GCPD getting a pig’s head delivered to them. Every cop except Gordon. The explanation that the delivery guy couldn’t smell what he was delivering because he has a cold is a little silly, but hey, I laughed. Worse yet, three cops soon go missing. Right away, the stakes are clear for Gordon. Pyg is turning his fellow officers against him. He needs to catch Pyg or cede the city completely to Penguin. That might be happening already. Despite Gordon insisting that Bullock quit taking Penguin’s money, Bullock pretty much turns the investigation over to Penguin entirely. As far as the writing and pacing go, this episode might be one of the best Gotham has ever had. Every scene drives the story forward. Nothing feels like filler, leading to an exciting hour of television that’s over way too soon.Robin Lord Taylor (Cr: Jeff Neumann/FOX)Penguin has his own reasons for getting involved with the cops. He wants to show Sofia Falcone that his methods are working. Now that she’s taking care of kids in her orphanage, she has completely inserted herself into his mind as a mother figure. He is so desperate to gain her approval, he brags about his genius idea when it shows up on the news. She tells him her father would never have aligned with the GCPD. They’re going to fail big and take Penguin down with them. And with that lovely bit of foreshadowing, we have something to look forward to at the end of the episode. Of course, Penguin wants to prove he’s right, so he extends his partnership with the cops even farther. Sofia isn’t putting herself in this motherly role for no reason. It’s already clear she’s doing it to manipulate Penguin, and we’re starting to see her do just that. She had to know that criticizing his decision would only strengthen his resolve to make a mistake. And now she’s proven to be right, he trusts her even more. Whatever Sofia’s planning, it’s working.All this made sure that when the Gordon tracked Pyg to an abandoned courthouse and Penguin showed up to take over, we knew what was coming. Penguin’s grandstanding in front of the press guaranteed that things were about to go very bad for him. Even so, I have to say this episode pulled off its twist remarkably well. The revelation that the cop in the ambulance was actually Pyg delivered a satisfying shock. We also finally got to see Gordon play the hero for the first time in way too long. Bullock charges in, accidentally shoots a fellow cop and activates an automatic turret. A surprising amount of police die in this sequence, but at least Gordon gets to look like a badass, charging in and taking down turrets with a grenade launcher. The show is obviously preparing him to be a commissioner now. His actions have inspired a few of his fellow cops to stand up to Penguin. Meanwhile, Bullock is drinking in his office. The episode began with Gordon sitting in the Commissioner’s chair. The season will almost certainly end that way.Jessica Lucas and Erin Richards (Cr: Jeff Neumann/FOX)The other major development of the episode saw the birth of this show’s version of the Gotham City Sirens. Now that Ra’s Al Ghul is out of the picture, Barbara is shutting her operation down. As this is the closest thing Selina’s ever had to a family, she’s not too thrilled with that decision. After failing to convince both Barbara and Tabitha to keep the gang together, she decides to rob a biker gang by herself to prove they can keep the weapons operation going. It doesn’t work out too well for her. She gets trapped in the gang’s hideout and watches them use a motorcycle tire to sandpaper off a guard’s face for failing to protect their money. It wouldn’t be Gotham if it didn’t show us something supremely messed up right after dinner.Fortunately, Tabitha and Barbara come to the rescue. That entails Barbara murdering everyone with a small pistol and impeccable aim, then demanding that Tabitha and Selina grab the money. They have a shipment coming in the next day. This all serves to set up the absolute coolest shot in the entire episode. Barbara, Tabitha and Selina walking toward the camera through the dark streets of Gotham. The show has had some great female villains before, but none have felt quite as important or as cool as this group. Between them and Sofia Falcone, the women are taking over Gotham City and I am so here for it. I can’t wait to see what the show does with them from here.Camren Bicondova (Cr: Jeff Neumann/FOX)Even the weakest storyline of the episode was at least fun. Bruce is still dealing with the fact that he killed Ra’s Al Ghul, and it’s not going well. He snaps at a waiter during a fundraiser and yells at Alfred for trying to calm him down. It’s not until he sees an old friend from school that he discovers a way to vent, or at least dull, his anger. Underage binge drinking: the favorite pastime of angry teens everywhere. This season, we really get to see Bruce embrace his billionaire playboy persona. Whether he uses it as a mask, like he did in Penguin’s auction, or as an escape like tonight. He buys a club specifically to get his friends in and exclude the one guy he doesn’t like. Even in our dark dystopian present, it’s still fun to watch rich people have money fights. Even when those money fights are masking deep trauma with the popping of champagne bottles.Even with three concurrent storylines, Gotham managed a surprisingly focused and fun episode this week. Usually, it tries to do too much and ends up dropping at least one ball. That’s not what happened last night. It kept Bruce’s story simple, not allowing it to distract from the bigger, more interesting developments. Even with Pyg escaping at the end, the show still moved the story forward in a meaningful way. That’s a serious accomplishment for a show that can sometimes spin its wheels for too long. I only hope they keep this going next week.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on target NYCC 18: The Cast of Gotham On Bane, Batman and Saying GoodbyeDC TV Comes to NYCC, Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker Grin & More DC News last_img read more

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We Have a New Justice League Trailer

first_imgThe actual Justice League movie will be out in the fall, but we don’t have to wait that long for a taste of what DC has in store for its big Superhero team-up. You can watch the second theatrical trailer for the movie right now. Warner Bros. premiered the trailer this morning after half a week of build-up and hype, including multiple 15-minute teasers. For the trailer. Yes, we live in a world where commercials have their own commercials.By this point, we’ve seen plenty of Batman and Wonder Woman, now that her solo flick is almost here. What we were really looking forward to seeing is the other members of the League. Will The Flash be more than the awkward nerd we’ve seen him to be so far? What’s Cyborg’s story in this movie? Will Aquaman finally be cool? Now we can all find out together.That’s how you do Aquaman. Jason Momoa looks great in the role, and the trailer portrays him as a capable, intimidating hero. We also get our first extended glimpse at Cyborg, who may be the coolest part of the entire trailer. This isn’t looking bad. Yes, it still has that Zack Snyder look to it, but the tone seems much more fun than either Man of Steel or Batman v. Superman. At the very least, they’re able to make jokes at Batman’s expense. That’s a step forward.Also, are we still pretending that Superman isn’t going to be in this movie? You can’t have a Justice League without Supes. In any case, if this movie and Wonder Woman turn out to be half as fun as their trailers make them look, 2017 may be the year the DCEU turns itself around.Justice League will hit theaters on Nov. 17, 2017.last_img read more

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Study shows corpse removal in ant colonies is a survival advantage

first_img Citation: Study shows corpse removal in ant colonies is a survival advantage (2014, July 9) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2014-07-corpse-ant-colonies-survival-advantage.html It seems intuitive, removing dead bodies from places where social organisms congregate helps those that are still alive, live longer, presumably healthier lives. Dead bodies, after all, attract a host of organisms that feed off of them, some of which might be dangerous for those still living. Scientists have observed social organisms of many different species removing dead bodies from nests on many occasions, but until now, the researchers report, there has been very little research conducted to prove what everyone seems to think is so obvious—that doing so helps those that live there, live longer. To learn more, they focused their efforts on the common red ant (Myrmica rubra) which normally lives in a variety of areas in nests as large as a thousand members. Prior research has found the ants to be highly social with different ants performing different roles, one of which is to keep the nest clean by removing the carcasses of ants that die while inside—they drag and dump them outside. To better understand how carcass removal might benefit the ants, the researchers set up several nests in their lab. Some of the nests had normal sized exits, while others had openings that were so small it was difficult for ants to drag dead ants through.The researchers placed dead ants in each of the colonies and then monitored mortality rates. They found that such rates rose dramatically in the nests when the ants couldn’t remove the dead ants, starting after just eight days. After 50 days, the rate rose on average from 6 percent to 13 percent. They noted that larvae were impacted as well, but not as dramatically—likely, the researchers report, because the dead bodies were moved to locations as far from them as possible inside the nest.The researchers conclude that removal of dead ants from colonies is an important survival technique. (Phys.org) —A trio of researchers in Belgium has found that if red ants are prevented from removing dead ants from inside of their nest, survival rates go down. In their paper published in the journal Biology Letters, Lise Diez, Philippe Lejeune and Claire Detrain describe a study they conducted where they restricted red ants from removing their dead and the impact it had on their survival rates. Explore further More information: Keep the nest clean: survival advantages of corpse removal in ants, Biology Letters, Published 9 July 2014 DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2014.0306AbstractSociality increases exposure to pathogens. Therefore, social insects have developed a wide range of behavioural defences, known as ‘social immunity’. However, the benefits of these behaviours in terms of colony survival have been scarcely investigated. We tested the survival advantage of prophylaxis, i.e. corpse removal, in ants. Over 50 days, we compared the survival of ants in colonies that were free to remove corpses with those that were restricted in their corpse removal. From Day 8 onwards, the survival of adult workers was significantly higher in colonies that were allowed to remove corpses normally. Overall, larvae survived better than adults, but were slightly affected by the presence of corpses in the nest. When removal was restricted, ants removed as many corpses as they could and moved the remaining corpses away from brood, typically to the nest corners. These results show the importance of nest maintenance and prophylactic behaviour in social insects. ‘Bone-house wasp’ uses dead ants to protect their nestcenter_img (a) Survival curves of workers (mean ± s.e.). (b) Survival curves of larvae (mean ± s.e.). Squares, FR colonies; circles, LR colonies. Credit: Biology Letters, Published 9 July 2014 doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2014.0306 Journal information: Biology Letters © 2014 Phys.org This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

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Investors meet for Bhorer Alo held

first_imgDarjeeling: The state Tourism department held an investors’ meet in Siliguri on Saturday inviting investments for “Bhorer Alo” at Gajoldoba in Jalpaiguri district. The project is dubbed as India’s largest integrated tourism location and is expected to emerge as a major attraction.The project was inaugurated by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on October 3. Spread across a sprawling 210 acres of land, the project, located 20 km away from Siliguri, will include a bird sanctuary “Pakhibitan,” jungle safari, sun set point, orchid park, amphitheatre, camping facility, jungle trek route, adventure cycling and boating facilities along with a golf course, star category and budget accommodation facilities and food court. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal life”We will soon float tenders for six important components for this project and are inviting investments for the same,” stated state Tourism minister Goutam Deb. The six components include a nine hole golf course and resort spread across 63.77 acres; star category eco resort spread across 6 acres; high-end eco lake resort on 13.12 acres; budget category eco resort on 1.6 acres and a food court on 2.50 acres of land. Local investors were present in Saturday’s meet. There are a number of investors who have been showing interest in “Bhorer Alo”. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedSatyam Roychowdhury, MD of Techno India Group, has shown interest in investing in the star category eco resort. Local entrepreneurs including Norden Lama who owns a chain of hotels in this region and Summit Group of Hotels have shown interest in opening up budget category resorts. Abhaya Bose has shown interest in opening up a boutique hotel cum resort at “Bhorer Alo”. “We will have similar investors’ meet in Kolkata and Delhi in the near future to attract more investors for Bhorer Alo,” stated Deb. The state government has already invested Rs 373 crore on infrastructure development including electricity, drinking water and roads.last_img read more

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Wccftech Deals – Python Programming Pro Bundle

first_imgPython, the big snake of a language that’s both huge and utterly all-encompassing is also one of the easiest languages to learn, provided you buckle down for some good fun. And what better time to start mastering the icy serpent then now?6 courses that can help you sharpen your skills, honing them to a fine point. Or they can help kick-start your development career with a versatile language, all for a mere $29, 85% off of the regular price. Python is a rapidly growing language, one that’s being adopted by all manner of corporations and agencies despite being almost 25 years old. Why not join in on the party?Learn to code like a rockstar in PythonYou’ll get six courses that’ll cover the width and breadth of the language, from simple data types and functions to exploring handling and analyzing data, all the way to putting all of that to use with creating a physics based game.The following courses are taught by Stone River eLearning, and can help open doors you didn’t even know existed.Data Analysis With Python and PandasLearn Python Django From ScratchPython Web ProgrammingData Visualization with Python and MatplotlibPython Programming for BeginnersPython Game Development – Create a Flappy Bird Clone Share Tweet Submitlast_img read more

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Joyful Burundi refugees leave diseasestricken camp

first_img Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober “They are eating on the floor, sleeping on the floor and there were no latrines,” she said. “Our first priority was to move the refugees from Kagunga. At the same time it was important to improve access to clean water and latrines.”At least 1,500 to 2,000 refugees are being moved from Kagunga every day by four ferry trips along Lake Tanganyika to Kigoma, she said.Among the singing women was Mvumilivu Odeta, 27, who says she is a refugee for a second time in her life. Orphaned at two when her parents were killed in the civil war, Odeta said cannot remember anything about the first time she escaped to Tanzania.Odeta’s first name, Mvumilivu, means, a person who can persevere, in Swahili, and now she has escaped Burundi’s current turmoil with her 16-month-old son. “I am singing because I am thankful that we are alive,” she said.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Refugees who fled Burundi’s violence and political tension watch others leave on a ship freighted by the UN , at Kagunga on Lake Tanganyika, Tanzania, Saturday, May 23, 2015 to be taken to the port city of Kigoma. An outbreak of cholera has infected 3,000 people in a Tanzanian border region where refugees fleeing political unrest in Burundi have massed, the U.N. Refugee Agency said Friday, May 22, 2015. Some 300 to 400 new cases of cholera are being reported daily. At least 31 people — 29 refugees and two Tanzanians — already have died of the disease, according to UNHCR. More than 64,000 Burundians have fled to Tanzania in recent weeks, UNHCR said, escaping the unrest sparked by their president’s bid for a third term that many say is unconstitutional. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay) Comments   Share   Sponsored Stories New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Top Stories Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvementcenter_img ErrorOK ErrorOKThe small town has hosted thousands of refugees crossing over from Burundi and now has been hit by a cholera outbreak. The refugees are being taken to Kigoma where they will be bused further inland to Nyarugusu, a camp with better facilities, said Celine Schmitt, a spokeswoman for the U.N refugee agency.Tens of thousands of Burundians are escaping political turmoil triggered by President Pierre Nkurinziza’s bid for a third term in office in the June 26 elections.Burundi recently experienced a civil war from 1993 to 2003 which killed at least 250,000 people.Bujumbura, Burundi’s capital, has had four weeks of street protests in which 20 have died and 431 injured. The protests started after it was announced that Nkurunziza will run for another term, which many say is against the constitution.The protests boiled over last week when a section of the army attempted a coup, which was crushed in 48 hours.Fearing more political violence, more than 100,000 Burundians fled the country.Thousands poured into the improvised Tanzanian refugee camp and 31 people died from a cholera outbreak. Twenty-nine of the dead are Burundi refugees in Kagunga, which has been the hardest hit by the disease, said the U.N. spokeswoman Schmitt. An initial assessment of the outbreak shows it was likely caused by a lack of clean water, over-crowding of the camps and lack of toilets, she said. Arizona families, Arizona farms: working to produce high-quality milk Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Get a lawn your neighbor will be jealous of LAKE TANGANYIKA, Tanzania (AP) — Hundreds of women, many with children strapped on their backs alongside their few belongings, sing melodious tunes expressing their joy as their small boats approach the ferry M.V. Liemba.“We are thanking God for leaving Burundi. Now we are in Tanzania we are safe,” the women sing in Kirundi, Burundi’s official language, after they boarded the ferry.They are among a group of about 600 Burundi refugees evacuated by the U.N. refugee agency Saturday from a makeshift refugee camp at the fishing village of Kagunga, Tanzania. Patients with chronic pain give advicelast_img read more

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LONDON — Britains Prince William and his wife Ka

first_img LONDON — Britain’s Prince William and his wife, Kate, have released new photos of their youngest child Prince Louis to celebrate his first birthday.Prince Louis reached the milestone on Tuesday.The photos, taken by Kate, show him playing in the garden of the family’s home in Norfolk, on England’s eastern coast.Louis is fifth in line to the throne, behind his grandfather, Prince Charles, his father, Prince William, his brother, Prince George, and his sister, Princess Charlotte.Louis is a great-grandson of Queen Elizabeth II, who turned 93 on Sunday.He has largely been kept out of the public eye since he was born.The Associated Press AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email New photos mark 1st birthday of Britain’s Prince Louiscenter_img by The Associated Press Posted Apr 23, 2019 6:23 am PDTlast_img read more

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Bicommunal digital platform reaches European Youth Award finals

first_imgCyprusinno – a bi-communal, non-profit online platform whose aim is to connect entrepreneurs and innovators throughout the island, developed a project which reached the finals of the 2018 European Youth Award competition.It is the first and largest Cypriot digital platform in this field.As part of an effort to battle high unemployment among youth, Cyprusinno provides online forums where challenges faced by the entire island are posed by the team as well as both Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot communities.Users of the platform are given the opportunity to vote and comment on potential solutions and work together to ‘build a better future for Cyprus’. Lastly, the creators of the platform argue that by working together, the two communities can come closer to achieving global peace through engagement in entrepreneurial opportunities, which are hard to find in regions of conflict.The European Youth Award (EYA) is a pan-European competition which aims to motivate and award young start-ups that produce digital projects which have impact on society. The goals are defined by the Council of Europe, Europe 2020 and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.Every year, the EYA hosts a festival, open to the public, organised by the International Centre for New Media, a non-profit organisation based in Salzburg, Austria.This year, 54 finalists from 28 countries across 9 categories have reached the final jury. You May LikePetGentleHarmless Device Helps Your Dogs Behave in SecondPetGentleUndoTopManFun5 Most Dangerous Bridges in the WorldTopManFunUndoyourselectednews.comDiscover the amazing benefits of eating watermelonyourselectednews.comUndo UK plays Brexit hardball with ‘stubborn’ EUUndoLED-lighting the way by 2020UndoProtest outside the House over foreclosures lawUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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Fali S Nariman New Delhi Manufacturing protest Manufacturing non-existing controversies and then trying to assuage the supposedly hurt religious feelings is a new low in our politics perhaps for a few votes more on the eve of the upcoming assembly elections Quite an innocuous remark on the Golden Temple has been distorted out of proportion while the matter could have been allowed to rest On the other handthe Jaipur Literature Festival drama over Salman Rushdie was quite unconvincing and may have quite the opposite effect Raghubir Singh Pune Samizdat Verses I read Hashtivism at #JLF (IEJanuary 26) with interest I have some empathy for Hari Kunzruwho made a self-defeating apologia of sorts following his one-line tweet on reading from the book Writers will protestand they have against this stifling of the freedom of expression (Rushdies novel is now the most accepted symbol of that) But they will want to be readneed their publisherseditors and the entire support edifice They cannot write or protest in isolation For an effective protestRushdies book needs a wider support network If The Satanic Verses hasnt been published in India for whatever reasons (and the ban is a customs ban)whats to stop it from being published in India in samizdat The sheer quantity might be enough to stop its opponents Anu Kumar Singapore Mayas way ahead Christophe Jaffrelots article Her Sarvajan Test (IEJanuary 26) comprehensively highlighted the political achievements of the BSP in Uttar Pradesh Theres no doubt that in a country ridden with grim stories of caste discrimination for decadesMayawati will enter the pages of history as one of the most powerful Dalit political figuresafter only BR Ambedkar Howeverwhat remains to be seen in the years to come is whether the BSP will be able to expand its political agenda to bring about all-round developmentacross castes Mired in a labyrinth of scams and with the Election Commission coming down upon it for the statues of Mayawati and the elephant (the partys poll symbol)the BSP seems to be walking on a razors edge Arpita Roy New Delhi For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Arita Sarkar Tabassum Barnagarwala | Mumbai | Published: August 27 2017 4:00 am The poclain machines were on the top floor of the building and collapsed on to the second floor Dilip Kagda Top News One person died two others were injured and six more feared trapped under debris after a portion of a seven-storeyed building — Krishnan Business Park — in Chandivali caved in Saturday under the weight of poclain machines kept on the top floor The building was being demolished when the incident took place at around 5:30 pm The poclain machines fell on workers on the lower floors While officials claimed there were 12 labourers in the building labourers who survived said there were at least 18 men in building Six are feared trapped including 30-year-old Manav and 21-year-old Gauri Shankar Officials from L ward said the building was in the process of being demolished While details about the building remain unclear Ajit Ambi assistant municipal commissioner of L ward said “The building was under the jurisdiction of the Slum Rehabilitation Authority (SRA) It was in the process of being demolished when the poclain machines collapsed on workers One death has been reported” A BMC official at the site said the building had been constructed for commercial purposes but was to be converted into a residential building “Crystal Group the builders had approached the building and factory department for the conversion but permission was denied for demolition” said a civic official adding the proposal was handed over to the SRA which was monitoring the demolition of the structure to convert it into a residential building Pralhad Mahishi executive engineer at SRA said “We gave a Letter of Intent to the builder for permanent transit camp in June this year He was supposed to utilise FSI of 075 for SRA and the remaining FSI component for sale” SRA officials said they were yet to receive final documents on the demolition of the building Deputy Commissioner of Police Zone X N D Reddy said a case of accidental death had been registered at the Sakinaka police station and that police will conduct an inquiry after the rescue operations were over “We have learnt the building belongs to Crystal Group which had employed a contractor for the demolition work” he said Officials at the site said the contractor Bhagwan Singh fled after the incident The rescue team included eight fire-engines one rescue van 50 labourers and a team from the National Disaster Rescue Force Fire officials said since the poclain machines had collapsed on to the second floor the structure was in a precarious condition which delayed the rescue efforts “Since the building was being demolished a lot of debris and metal rods are kept around it We are unable to take our equipment close to the building Due to the current state of the building we are waiting for the structural audit report to devise a strategy for the rescue operations” said a fire official Civic officials said preliminary inquiry revealed the building was an 18-storeyed commercial structure and 11 floors had been demolished Chief Fire Officer P Rahangdale said “The poclain machines collapsed and fell to the second floor… One person was removed from under the debris and taken to Rajawadi Hospital” he said Police said two poclain machines were still on the seventh floor According to Mohammed Akbar a labourer who was on the seventh floor at the time there were over 16 labourers and four poclain machines on top of the building While Akbar survived 32-year-old Gurahu Nandlal Malhar who was from Uttar Pradesh and lived in Sakinaka died Malhar was straightening rods on the first floor when the machines collapsed on him His body was found on the ground floor and he was declared dead at Rajawadi Hospital Bijesh Ram Tiwari security guard of the building who has been working at the site for over a month said “I was in office when the building collapsed When I ran out there was a lot of smoke I think 12-14 labourers were on site today” At first local people helped rescue those trapped and took them to hospital The injured included 25-year-old Bablu Ajit who sustained a fracture in his leg and 19-year-old Tiras Paswan who sustained minor injuries Rajawadi Hospital superintendent Dr Vidya Thakur said “Bablu has been admitted with a fracture His condition is stable” Feared trapped Kumar Kauntar (50) who owned one of the four poclain machines is feared trapped in the debris According to co-workers Kumar had come for inspection of the demolition work at 430 pm “He left the top floor and workers saw him go down But his bike is still parked outside the construction site and his phone is off We fear he may be trapped inside” said Santosh Gupta a local resident For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Samarpita Das | New Delhi | Updated: December 5 2016 2:21 pm Parineeti Chopra and Aditya Roy Kapur at Karan Johar’s show Koffee With Karan Related News When Aditya Roy Kapur and Parineeti Chopra sat on the couch of Karan Johar’s celebrity chat show one wondered why the two gorgeous actors don’t date each other The two were in the same Dream Team tour They have even done a film together and are the best buddies in B-town While sipping coffee on the show the two seemed to have slipped out a lot about their friendship Parineeti was cute all along the show and Adi was at his shy best Also read |Koffee With Karan Season 5: Here’s what Mira Rajput said about Shahid Kapoor on Karan Johar’sshow Throughout the episode both PC junior as Parineeti liked calling herself and Aditya laughed off and rubbished all rumours linking them up Apparently Karan Johar has a source (probably Adi’s closest buddy Ranbir Kapoor) who says Aditya does not perform well at the gym Amidst many jokes here are all the collected fun moments from the show 1 In the first half of the show they confessed how the two (ARK and Parineeti) spoke to each other more like a dietitian and patient suggesting each other tips on how to lose weight Well it’s out there now #AdityaRoyKapoor had something to do with @ParineetiChopra’s fab transformation #KoffeeWithKaran pictwittercom/D8yGnFLrzz — Star World (@StarWorldIndia) December 4 2016 2 Parineeti openly said even when she is wearing the sexiest dress none of the guys she is friends with would hit on her Aditya agreed that no matter how sexy her dress is that would never ever interest him 3 The two also discussed Varun Dhawan and Katrina Kaif and a lot of it Love him…hate him…but you simply cannot ignore @Varun_dvn #KoffeeWithParineeti pictwittercom/h0nQDTSHaD — Star World (@StarWorldIndia) December 4 2016 Turns out @ParineetiChopra is petrified of Katrina Wait but why #KoffeeWithParineeti pictwittercom/vIBHy7yo8P — Star World (@StarWorldIndia) December 4 2016 4 She also perfectly demonstrated the size of Aditya’s brain And it can fit in a teaspoon @ParineetiChopra and Aditya Roy Kapur’s friendly banter is one crazy sight #Shenanigans on #KoffeeWithKaran pictwittercom/4ByuQDZxUG — Star World (@StarWorldIndia) December 4 2016 5 When Parineeti Chopra totally rocked it at every situation thrown by Karan Johar 6 The two were even more adorable when they were made to confess their love for each other in regional language 7 Sitting right in front of Karan Johar Aditya was totally lost when Parineeti did the impression of Pooh from Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham #AdityaRoyKapoor has interesting roles for his Bollywood colleaguesin his fictional college –especially @ParineetiChopra #KoffeeWithAditya pictwittercom/CSdmd1oRPT — Star World (@StarWorldIndia) December 4 2016 8 Parineeti said she hates Aditya for never calling or texting her back because he is sleeping at a times 9 Parineeti was asked who is the sexiest man in India and her reply was Fawad Khan thus 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one of the main reasons for the estrangement between India and the US was Washington’s support for the Pakistan army While the American interest was not directed against India Rawalpindi’s ability to leverage the relationship in its rivalry with New Delhi produced unending complications for Indo-US ties The frequent US efforts to mediate on the Kashmir question between India and Pakistan only made matters worse for Delhi It was President George W Bush who broke this paradigm by unveiling a policy of “de-hyphenation” early in his first term which began in 2001 Recognising India’s potential role as a major power in Asia and beyond Bush discarded Washington’s tradition of viewing India through the South Asian prism Despite the renewed importance of the Pakistan army for the US after the 9/11 attacks on New York and Washington Bush did not abandon the special outreach to India Instead he defined an American policy towards South Asia that dealt with India and Pakistan on their own merit Bush would not give Pakistan a veto over Washington’s India policy Unlike his predecessor Bill Clinton Bush made it absolutely clear that he would not let America meddle in Kashmir Bush also turned down Pakistan’s repeated demands for a nuclear symmetry with India and insisted that the civil nuclear initiative was an exclusive arrangement with Delhi When Obama succeeded Bush in 2009 Delhi was concerned that the Democrats with their Kashmir itch would take America back to the bad old days in South Asia After his initial momentary musings on Kashmir mediation Obama stayed the course adopted by Bush Despite the huge turbulence in Kashmir during his visit to India in November 2010 Obama chose to maintain silence This fundamental change in US policy was critical in building mutual trust over the last decade between Delhi and Washington After the Hyphen As Obama ends America’s more-than-a-decade-long occupation of Afghanistan there are questions about the future of the US-Pak relationship With most of the American troops out of Afghanistan some argue American interest in and aid to Pakistan will begin to rapidly decline Others however argue that Washington is unlikely to abandon the relationship with Rawalpindi any time soon They point to America’s interest in ensuring a reasonably stable Afghanistan its concerns about the consequences of state failure in Pakistan and the fear of loose nukes falling into the hands of extremist groups Whatever direction the ties between Washington and Islamabad may take in the coming years India needs to engage the US on the future of Pakistan at a moment when our western neighbour is struggling to cope with a deepening crisis at home and mounting challenges on its western frontiers Many in Delhi and Washington will instinctively resist the construction of such a dialogue After all it has never been done before The fact however is that both countries have a big stake in Pakistan’s stability But neither America nor India is in a position to unilaterally shape the future of Pakistan Working together might give them a slim chance of influencing outcomes in Pakistan one of the world’s pivotal nations Delhi’s Region India’s wariness of America’s regional policies was not limited to Pakistan As political trust diminished between India and the US during the Cold War Delhi became increasingly suspicious of the American role in its neighbourhood and sought to limit it in the subcontinent It was Bush who once more broke the mould of the US policy He ordered a substantive dialogue with India on regional issues and was quite happy to let India take the lead in the subcontinent beyond Afghanistan and Pakistan Delhi too began to shed its reluctance to work with America in the neighbourhood Recall that it was Delhi that drew the US as an observer into Saarc when Pakistan was pushing for a larger Chinese role in the regional forum in 2005 In the last few years Delhi and Washington seemed to slip back to the old habit of working at cross-purposes in the region Amidst their effort to revitalise the partnership Modi and Obama must initiate a high-level regional dialogue for sustained political consultation and policy coordination between Delhi and Washington in the region The apparent cooperation between Delhi and Washington in supporting an orderly transfer of power in the recent presidential elections in Sri Lanka may provide a valuable precedent for future joint efforts to promote political stability and regional economic integration in the subcontinent The writer is a distinguished fellow at the Observer Research Foundation and a contributing editor for ‘The Indian Express’ For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsNew Delhi:The Congress and the BJP on Friday engaged in a war of words over Pakistani authorities harassing Kulbhushan Jadhav’s kin as the former sought to know why India did not ask the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to facilitate the meeting through the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) or any other UN body In response the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) hit back at the Congress and said that the Congress party’s misdeeds had emboldened Pakistan to indulge in uncouth behaviour Pak’s mistreatment of Jadhav’s family unequivocally condemnable but-1What were ground rules settled between India&Pak about the meeting2 Knowing Pak’s perfidy fully well why did India not ask ICJ to facilitate meeting through ICRC or any other UN body rather than bilaterally? — Manish Tewari (@ManishTewari) December 29 2017 Reacting to it BJP national spokesperson GVL Narasimha Rao tweeted Congress party’s misdeeds misadventures misdemeanor junkets secret meetings & loose statements have emboldened Pakistan to indulge in uncouth behaviour @INCIndia It’s time not to ask questions but to atone for Jaichand-like acts https://tco/9W9GaJR7O9 via @timesofindia — GVL Narasimha Rao (@GVLNRAO) December 29 2017 Pakistani authorities made Kulbhushan Jadhav’s wife and mother remove their mangalsutra bangles and bindi and also made them change their clothes before the meeting India said on Tuesday India also slammed the meeting conducted across a glass panel terming it "lacking in credibility" and "intimidating" By: Express News Service | Updated: June 24 2014 8:34 am Related News The ratification of the Additional Protocol (AP) to grant the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) greater access to India’s civil nuclear programme is a signal from the NDA government that it is serious about implementing the Indo-US nuclear deal The AP was part of India’s commitment under the civil nuclear initiative with the US that ended New Delhi’s prolonged nuclear isolation and allowed it to regain access to civil nuclear technology without giving up its weapons programme The IAEA had approved an India-specific AP in 2009 after signing a pact with Delhi in 2008 which cleared the path for the Nuclear Suppliers Group’s India-specific waiver After the initial effort made towards lifting the global technological blockade on India’s nuclear sector the UPA visibly lost the momentum in its second term allowing itself to be cornered into passing a bad nuclear liability law The Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Act 2010 hinders the entry of foreign nuclear suppliers as the law’s right to recourse clause in case of a nuclear accident places liability on the supplier Earlier this year former PM Manmohan Singh had to return from Moscow without an agreement on units 3 and 4 of the Kudankulam plant The Russians have since communicated their “in principle” nod to the law paving the way for a contract on Kudankulam 3 and 4 Problems persist however with the US and France whose vendors are held back by the liability law as are Indian private sector companies The law is inconsistent with the Convention for Supplementary Compensation that India signed in 2010 Global regulations fix liability solely on the operator and the global nuclear industry was revived with state assurances of bearing liability The UPA had tried to finesse the law by writing rules of implementation making it the operator’s call to exercise the right to recourse and only if it was written into the contract In its current form the law may see suppliers apply for large insurance covers which could make nuclear energy too expensive The BJP partly responsible for this state of affairs in opposition has now signalled its willingness to push ahead But it must accept that this egregious law needs to be amended first For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Bengaluru | Published: March 3 2017 12:51 pm Amala Paul’s ex-husband A L Vijay breaks his silence on remarriage rumours Related News Kollywood grapevine is abuzz with rumours that director AL Vijay ex-husband of actor Amala Paul is planning to tie the knot again However the Devi(L) director has issued a press statement in order to put all the rumours to rest Terming media reports on his remarriage as “baseless” Vijay said “To my dismay I found that in a certain section of media there were some fabricated rumours on my remarriage This is baseless This sort of unchecked and unauthorised information disturbs me a lot” Just two weeks ago Vijay and Amala were granted divorce by a family court in Chennai And the speculations were rife that Vijay’s father AL Alagappan was looking for a suitable match for his son According to some Tamil newspapers Amala was so upset about news about Vijay’s “remarriage” she even cancelled the shooting and took off from the sets “Media had been largely instrumental in my growth and I feel I have the moral right to ask them to avoid such rumours My commitment to the audience and the media is films of substance and I will strive hard to deliver it” he added More from the world of Entertainment: Amala and Vijay got married in June 2014 after dating for three years They separated in March 2015 and decided to get a divorce in August last year Following the divorce rumours were rife that Vijay and family forced Amala to quit acting and it was the main reason for their split However the director issued a statement saying he and his family supported Amala to pursue her acting career to the best of their abilities He also added that only Amala and he know the real reason for the divorce and now they have decided to move on with their lives in a dignified manner After a small hiatus Amala is now focusing on her film career and she has signed a slew of interesting films in Tamil and Malayalam She recently made her Kannada debut with Hebbuli Vijay who tasted box office success with his last directorial venture Devi(L) is now busy with the post-production of his upcoming film Vanamagan which has Jayam Ravi in the lead role For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related News

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so I am excited for it. of course, What is the difference between Avi Sule and the office Bearers? On reading the above statementsyour argument that you have not made any allegations of black marketing against any office bearers or members of managing committee cannot be accepted In the managing committee meeting held on 25th April2013the members of the managing committee heard the recording of the proceedings of the AGM held on 22nd March2013 and were unanimous that you have made the allegations of black marketing by the office bearers of T20 match at Ahmedabad After giving the opportunity lo hear the audio recording of your statements at the AGM it was clear that there is no change in your stand and therefore a~ per the directions of the managing committee and the President”we have been authorized to convey the following action against you Therefore in exercise of powers given to the Managing Committee U/Rule 31 (h) read with rule 33in the opinion of the managing committee the allegations made by you are of very serious nature and therefore it is unanimously decided to debar you for a period of five years with immediate effect ie from 3rd June20 13 to 2nd June2018 from participating in any matters pertaining to the activities of the Mumbai Cricket Associationfor bringing disrepute to the Association and to the Office bearersby making false and baseless allegations of black marketing of T20 match played at Ahmedabad on 22nd December 2012acting against the interest of the Association by tarnishing the characters of the office bearers and the members of the Managing Committee of the Mumbai Cricket Association thereby causing serious prejudice to the public image of the Mumbai Cricket Association Furtheryou shall not be permitted to represent any member dub of the Associationany tournament committeeany sponsorfranchiseecontractor or any person who has any relationship with the Mumbai Cricket Association contractual or otherwiseduring the said period of five years Yours faithfully Dr PV Shetty; Nitin Dalal Jt Hon Secretaries Mumbai Cricket Association (On TuesdayMCA sent a letter to Ratnakar Shetty informing him of his five-year ban) For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Published: August 7 2013 2:31 am Related News The CBI sought permission from the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) to arrest Rajinder Kumarformer Special Director of the Intelligence Bureauin the Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case Rajinder Kumarwho retired as the Special Director of the IB on July 31was the Joint Director heading the Subsidiary Intelligence Bureau (SIB) in Gujarat in 2004 when the Ahmedabad Crime Branch killed Ishrat JahanJaved Sheikh and two alleged Pakistanis Amjad Ali Rana and Zeeshan Johar The CBIthat was likely to file a supplementary chargesheet in the first week of Augusthas now sought permission to further delay filing of the second chargesheet A source from CBI said?5); Nguyen Thi Mai Hung (Vie, It serves to bring out the artist hidden within each of us. now has a changed character. laughing. Which is? ? ? ? — Office of RG (@OfficeOfRG) March 10 2016 ? ?? read more

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