first_imgMotorists in Gaoth Dobhair are being urged to take care today as two donkeys are on the loose.The animals were spotted in the Lunniagh area of Derrybeg this Monday morning.Drivers are advised to be extra cautious. Donkeys reported running loose in West Donegal was last modified: September 9th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgThe J&K government on Friday decided to release all top separatist leaders, including Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik, who are planning to court arrest at the National Investigation Agency (NIA) headquarters in New Delhi on Saturday in protest against its recent raids in the State. A senior police official said “these separatist leaders are free to go wherever they want”. The decision comes ahead of Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s visit to the State on Saturday. The NIA has already clarified that they will not entertain the separatists since “they have not been summoned”, leaving it to the Delhi police to handle the situation.last_img read more

first_imgNRC list: Govt will help all genuine citizens, says Sonowal Mohammed Nurul Islam is one of several Assam government school teachers and officials engaged in family tree verification, a vital part of the updating of the 1951 National Register of Citizens (NRC). But he is possibly the only NRC investigation officer entrusted with weeding out illegal migrants while carrying a Doubtful-voter (D-voter) tag.Therein, rights activists say, lies one of the many tales of a random selection of “foreigners” in Assam to be allegedly harassed or fleeced until proven a citizen by the court.Doubtful voters, or D-voters, are those who have been disenfranchised during electoral roll revision for their alleged lack of proper citizenship credentials with their cases pending in one of 100 Foreigners’ Tribunals (FTs) across Assam. Once adjudged a foreigner, a person is sent to any of six detention camps — within jails — before deportation.Also Read  A resident of Kalgachia in Barpeta district of western Assam, Mr. Islam is a postgraduate teacher at Paschim Moinbari Higher Secondary School in the Baghbor area of the district. He was engaged as one of the 4,300 investigation officers in February.“As soon as I get released, I will fight the D-voter tag slapped on me in 1997. Besides not getting adequate leave to pursue my case, I took 21 years to find out which FT was handling it. I have been told to wait for a month or two after July 30,” Mr. Islam told The Hindu.The complete NRC draft, containing the names of most of 3.29 crore applicants, is scheduled to be published on Monday.This will include the 1.9 crore names, minus 1.5 lakh whose documents were later not found to be in order, that figured in the first draft published on December 31, 2017. 52 Bangladeshis sent back from Assamcenter_img  Pushed backAccording to data placed in the 126-member Assam Assembly in February, the State now has 1,25,333 D-voters. Since 1997, the tribunals have declared 20,578 D-voters as foreigners with 29,663 others having been “pushed back” and 75 deported to Bangladesh.Organisations such as the All Assam Minority Students’ Union and All Bodoland Territorial Council Bengali Students’ Federation said the frequency of serving D-voters’ notices increased after the NRC exercise was undertaken in September 2013.In southern Assam’s Katigorah, for instance, notices were sent to 1,440 people under one police station.In May, a FT served a notice to Kishore Nath, a BJP legislator from southern Assam’s Barkhola constituency, on suspicion he was a doubtful voter. His wife Nilima and four brothers were served notices too.“This is ridiculous, as we have been living in Assam for three generations,” he said, threatening to take the officials involved to court.In July 2015, BJP legislator from Silchar, Dilip Paul’s brother and his wife were asked to prove their citizenship. Mr. Paul’s parents had settled in Silchar in 1950.  NRC legacy data“Imagine what went through the mind of an NRC investigation officer who applied for NRC with uncertainty because of the ‘D’ voter tag despite his father, Abul Hussain, having NRC legacy data for figuring in the 1966 electoral rolls,” Mr. Islam said.The 1951 NRC and electoral rolls up to March 24, 1971 are together called legacy data, and a code is generated for anyone listed in those documents.Mr. Islam was marked as a D-voter — done by a district electoral registration officer or Assam Police’s border wing tasked with detecting foreigners — in 1997, a few months after the Election Commission listed 3.7 lakh people as D-voters following intensive revision of rolls in Assam. Many of them were later found to be Indian citizens.Also Readlast_img read more

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.net“That’s probably one of the craziest games I’ve every played in.”That’s how Chris Ross summed up a bizarre end to the game between Barangay Ginebra and San Miguel on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT With the Beermen trailing, 95-98, Chico Lanete secured an offensive rebound off a miss by Arwind Santos and was fouled by Sol Mercado with 4.5 seconds left.But somehow, Ross took the first of what was supposed to be two free throws instead of Lanete before San Miguel called for a timeout.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutDuring the timeout, referees slapped Ross with a technical foul for taking the free throw that led to LA Tenorio hitting the technical free throw to extend Ginebra’s lead to four, 99-95, before the officials eventually gave Lanete two shots at the line.After a wild finish, Ginebra won, 100-96, to deal San Miguel its first defeat in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup, but not without leaving many scratching their heads and wondering what had just transpired late. Following the showdown, PBA commissioner Willie Marcial brought in league deputy director for basketball operations Eric Castro to the press room to explain what happened.“(Referee) Noy Guevarra was trying to give the ball to Lanete. Then, Chris Ross, was the one to step in to take free throw,” shared Castro before reading a few excerpts from the revised league rule book.According to league rules, “a player who deliberately takes the place of the designated free throw shooter, shall be given a delay of game warning if the free throw has not been attempted. Any succeeding similar offense shall be result in an unsportsmanlike technical foul. If the free throw has been attempted by the wrong shooter the player shall be assessed an unsportsmanlike technical foul.”The Beermen, however, argued that Ross wasn’t the one who committed the mistake, but rather, the referee.“I didn’t get an explanation,” said the reigning two-time Defensive Player of the Year. “I stayed in my spot I was in the whole time, and I wasn’t nowhere close to the play, and the ref walks up to me and hands me the ball, and the announcer says, ‘Chris Ross at the free throw line.’ So I shoot the ball. What else am I supposed to do?”ADVERTISEMENT Ross said he knew Lanete was the designated free throw shooter, which baffled him when he was the one called by the referee to step into the charity stripe.“I knew Chico was supposed to take the free throw. I was watching the whole play. Chico was in there, he got fouled, and I thought Chico was going to the line, and they walked up to me to give me the ball, and the announcer said, ‘Chris Ross, shoot the free throw.’ So I shot the free throw. What else am I supposed to do, give the ball to Chico? I don’t know,” he said.“I was in a lose-lose situation. I don’t know what I was supposed to do. It’s obviously the refs’ fault, all three of them because they didn’t intervene and they put the blame on me by giving me a technical. So I mean, that’s the only explanation I can give. I don’t know about you guys, but my fair assessment of the play was, they tried to cover it up by giving me the technical, and all I did was do what they told me to do. So I don’t know, if I do something different, do I get a tech? Or do I do what they tell me to do, and I still get a tech?”SMB head coach Leo Austria came to the defense of Ross.“[The referees] made a mistake. Although any player will do anything to get an advantage, it’s human nature. [Ross] made a mistake for being proximate to the referee. The barker didn’t even say who was fouled.”Ross also wondered why he wasn’t ejected after incurring his second technical foul for delay of game after getting whistled with his first late in the second quarter for continuous complaining.“I don’t know why I wasn’t ejected. Y’all’s guess is just as good as mine. I don’t know what happened,” he said.As per league rules, the reason why Ross wasn’t tossed out of the game was that only technical fouls which are unsportsmanlike in nature, could merit an ejection. That is different from the technical foul for the delay of game, which was the second technical that was given to him, which meant his extended stay on the floor.Castro admitted there were also lapses in the referee’s judgment, which necessitates a further review from the league’s technical committee.“To be honest, the referees are also at fault on what happened. I won’t deny it. But again, the players know who the shooter is,” he said. “But with regards to any sanction for the referees, we’ll talk about it.” 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting MOST READ LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance01:32Austria: Ginebra is playing like a ‘well-oiled machine’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Ginebra snaps 3-game slide, deals San Miguel its 1st loss Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoisescenter_img John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ross knows there’s no point to cry over spilled milk with the game already over.“I mean, I don’t know, it was bizarre, to say the least,” he said. Read Next Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH View commentslast_img read more

first_imgPussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Wright lit up for the Fuel Masters with 32 points with five rebounds and six assists, while Chan added 18 points, five boards, and five dimes.Romeo had 20 points in his season debut while backcourt partner Stanley Pringle finished with a 16-point, 10-assist double-double.Despite the loss and a twin 5-6 record, the Batang Pier are already secured of either the sixth or seventh spot in the standings due to quotient scores.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Phoenix Fuel Masters vs Globalport Batang Pier. PBA IMAGESPhoenix fanned its quarterfinal hopes, and spoiled the return of Terrence Romeo after turning back Globalport, 104-100 in the PBA Philippine Cup Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Fuel Masters ended their campaign in the elimination round with a 5-6 record and assured themselves of at least a playoff for the last quarterfinals spot on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding San Beda sweeps NCAA beach volleyball elims LATEST STORIES LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexicocenter_img Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving Phoenix had to grind it out in the payoff moments after the Fuel Masters lost a 31-point lead, 66-35, at the start of the third quarter thanks to GlobalPort’s blistering 20-6 run.Romeo capped the Batang Pier’s comeback with a layup to trim the lead lead to four, 102-98 with 26 seconds left, but Jeff Chan and RJ Jazul iced the game for the Fuel Masters  from the free throw line with one charity apiece.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutPhoenix head coach Louie Alas admitted they still lack the composure to hold on to their leads and finish strong.“It’s a good thing that we had a huge lead because we don’t know how to finish until now,” said Alas. “If we didn’t have a big lead, we might be on the other side.” Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC AFP official booed out of forum MOST READ Read Next Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

first_imgLiverpool chief Moore full of praise for ‘charismatic’ Kloppby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool chief Peter Moore is full of praise for Jurgen Klopp over his impact at Anfield.Moore spoke of Klopp’s work since taking charge in 2015.”Jurgen is one of the more holisitic human beings you will ever meet,” he told Michael Robinson at FIFA’s gala this week.”He is able to keep the ship going straight, motivate not just the players but his staff, the coaching staff, the sports science staff – he keeps everyone on an even keel.”His personality is infectious. His charisma is without question”Even when you have lost he makes you think there is a brighter sunshine ahead.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

first_imgMichigan and Jumpman logo seen side by side.Jim Harbaugh is excited for Michigan to become a Nike school. Really excited, apparently.The Wolverines are holding a Nike kickoff event in Ann Arbor, Mich. tonight at The M Den, the school’s official merchandise dealer. Michigan’s $173 million contract with Nike starts at midnight and the store will begin to start selling Nike and Air Jordan gear at that time.Michigan has gone all-out for the start of the contract, holding a type of pep rally outside the store.Harbaugh has made an appearance and, in this video from ESPN’s Darren Rovell, you can watch him emphatically sing The Victors.Jim Harbaugh at @TheMDen an hour before store opens to sell 1st Michigan-Nike product pic.twitter.com/W1QrS75BzC— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) August 1, 2016Harbaugh is just the best.last_img read more

first_imgStory Highlights Coordinator of the Restorative Justice Unit in the Ministry of Justice, Dr. Kahilah Whyte, said the goal is to train at least three individuals at every institution, “[in] roughly 1,000 schools”. “We are on the cusp of making Jamaica the first restorative justice country [in the world]. It is not an overnight thing, [but] we are hoping that with restorative justice we [can] rearrange the thinking of these young people,” Dr. Whyte added. Dr. Whyte said the Unit trained about 407 administrators from 198 schools across the island during 2018. The Government is looking to train approximately 3,000 school administrators islandwide in restorative justice practices.Coordinator of the Restorative Justice Unit in the Ministry of Justice, Dr. Kahilah Whyte, said the goal is to train at least three individuals at every institution, “[in] roughly 1,000 schools”.She was speaking with JIS News following the Ministry’s Restorative Justice Youth Town Hall Meeting at Sam Sharpe Teachers’ College in Granville, St. James, on Wednesday (February 6).Dr. Whyte said the Unit trained about 407 administrators from 198 schools across the island during 2018.This is in addition to other stakeholders, including Justices of the Peace and police officers.She pointed out that the Ministry remains committed to ensuring that stakeholders in schools islandwide are equipped with the requisite knowledge to be fully immersed in restorative justice practices.“We (the Ministry) will not stop until every single school is saturated with the knowledge on how we can move this environment that we live in to a more peaceful, amicable society that flows with love and harmony, by listening to each other, by teaching our young people that there are other ways to solve problems and conflict with one another,” Dr. Whyte emphasised.She noted, however, that the anticipated outcomes from implementing restorative justice practices in schools will take time to manifest.Against this background, Dr. Whyte said the town hall meeting was staged with a view to empowering the youth to explore alternatives to curb the cycle of criminal activity and behaviour that may be influenced by peer pressure, music, parental relationships “or their socio-economic backgrounds”.She contended that engendering restorative justice in schools through mechanisms such as training allows staff and students to “slow down, really take a deep breath and exhale when they are thinking about conflict”.“We are on the cusp of making Jamaica the first restorative justice country [in the world]. It is not an overnight thing, [but] we are hoping that with restorative justice we [can] rearrange the thinking of these young people,” Dr. Whyte added.The town hall meeting, which entailed a panel discussion, brought together educational institutions from across western Jamaica for discourse on the Restorative Justice Unit’s plans earmarked for implementation in schools, as well as scenarios in which attendant practices could be employed.The event formed part of the Ministry’s 10th Restorative Justice Week commemoration, from Sunday, February 3 to Friday, February 8, under the theme ‘A Restorative Approach to School to Prison Pipeline in Jamaica’.last_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: In a first-of-its-kind initiative, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences Friday launched mobile methadone vans to provide treatment to opioid addicts in inner city neighbourhoods.As a pilot project, the National Drug Dependence Treatment Centre (NDDTC) of AIIMS has initiated the new service of delivering methadone through a mobile van in East Delhi. Opioid addiction is a significant problem in India, professor at NDDTC Dr Atul Ambekar said, adding these people require medicines such as methadone or buprenorphine for getting rid of the addiction. Methadone is a prescription drug given in a syrup form to patients as it helps in controlling the craving and withdrawals due to opioid addiction. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderThe drug usually comes in liquid form but is also available in powder and tablet variants. It is usually taken under the supervision of a doctor because of its potential for abuse, Ambekar said. There are very few treatment centres providing these medicines while the need is very high. It is estimated that less than 2 per cent of the population addicted to opioids in India is receiving this treatment, which is recommended by various UN bodies and the World Health Organization (WHO),” Ambekar said. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsA recently released government survey report “Prevalence and Extent of Substance Use in India”, estimated that India has about 28 lakh people affected by addiction to opioids such as heroin, opium and various pharmaceutical products. Since methadone is a highly regulated medicine, it is only provided as daily observed treatment. It is available in just about a dozen cities in India, in-charge of the methadone clinic at NDDTC Dr Ravindra Rao said. “Patients often find it difficult to come to the clinic daily to receive methadone, which leads to them dropping-out of treatment midway,” Rao informed. The mobile methadone dispensing unit plans to bridge this gap and improve retention of patients into treatment enabling them to work and lead a healthier life, Dr Rao said. Currently, such dispensing vans or buses are available in few select developed countries in the world, such as USA, Portugal, Spain, Canada and Netherlands. With the launch of mobile delivery of methadone, India joins this elite club, he said. In fact, India is the first country in the South Asian region to initiate these services, Rao claimed. The van will be parked at strategic places in East Delhi and adjoining areas for fixed time period in the day where the patients can come and receive their medicine without having to travel to the main clinic. “In the trial run for the last two weeks, we already have more than two dozen patients enrolled in the facility and the response is very encouraging,” he said.last_img read more

first_imgLondon: Uncapped pacer Jofra Archer was the only surprise absentee from England’s preliminary 15-man World Cup squad, although he was named in the team for warm-up games against Pakistan and Ireland. After a change in residency rules, Barbados-born Archer, 24, had qualified to play for England. “The selection panel has been impressed with Archer’s performances in domestic and franchise cricket,” national selector Ed Smith was quoted as saying by BBC. “He is a talented and exciting cricketer,” Smith remarked. Archer, currently playing in the Indian Premier League (IPL) for Rajasthan Royals, will now look to impress in the warm-up games as changes to squad can be made until May 23. England will play a match with Ireland on May 3 before a five-match series against Pakistan. The preliminary World Cup squad is unchanged from the winter one-day series against the West Indies.last_img read more