Muslim man killed by cow vigilantes: family

first_imgThe family of a Muslim man, whose dismembered body was found on the railway tracks near Govindgarh in Alwar district of Rajasthan on Friday, has claimed that he was thrashed and shot dead by a crowd of cow vigilantes when he was transporting four cows to his native village Ghatmika in Bharatpur.The police on Sunday registered a case of murder on the basis of the family’s complaint.Waylaid at FahariThe deceased, identified as Ummar Khan, 35, a dairy farmer in Ghatmika, and two of his acquaintances, Tahir Khan and Javed Khan, were taking the cows in a pick-up truck to the village after purchasing them in Alwar. They were allegedly waylaid at Fahari, where they were assaulted and shot at, leading to Ummar Khan’s death.The vigilantes allegedly threw Ummar Khan’s body on the railway track to cover up the murder and show it as an accident. Police retrieved the body, dismembered by a moving train, to Alwar on Saturday and kept it at the mortuary in the Rajiv Gandhi Government Hospital. Aide missingMr. Tahir Khan, 42, who escaped from the spot, has reportedly been admitted to a private hospital at Ferozepur Jhirka in neighbouring Haryana, while Mr. Javed Khan, 28, is missing.Alwar (South) Circle Officer Anil Beniwal told The Hindu that a FIR under Section 302 (murder) against unknown persons was registered at Govindgarh police station on Sunday. Following a protest by Umar Khan’s relatives and Meo Muslims, the body has been sent for a post mortem to Jaipur.Umar Khan and his companions belong to the Meo Muslim community, which has a significant presence in the Mewat region spread over Rajasthan, Haryana and some parts of Uttar Pradesh. It was in Alwar that 55-year-old dairy owner Pehlu Khan from Haryana was lynched by a mob of cow vigilantes in April this year. The incident sparked a nation-wide outrage.District Congress minority cell president Jamshed Khan, who led the protest outside the hospital in Alwar, alleged that the policemen present at the scene of crime, did not stop the attackers. “There is a suspicion that the policemen might have joined cow vigilantes in the assault,” said Mr. Khan, who is also Sarpanch of Tulera village.On Friday, the police at Govindgarh registered a case under the Rajasthan Bovine Animal (Prohibition of Slaughter and Regulation of Temporary Migration or Export) Act, 1995, when they found some cows, including one dead, in the abandoned pick-up truck near the village. The cows which were alive had their feet and mouths tied.While the Meo Panchayat in Alwar demanded a fair and impartial probe and arrest of the culprits, Mr. Beniwal said an investigation was underway to confirm the assault and firing on Umar Khan and his aides. “Nobody saw cow vigilantes assaulting him. We will wait for the autopsy report to confirm if the body had gunshot wounds,” he said.last_img read more

Former Ateneo stars Alyssa Valdez, Den Lazaro have high praise for current Lady Eagles

first_img‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess LATEST STORIES Ateneo came back from a one-match deficit and dropped University of Santo Tomas in Game 3, 25-17, 25-22, 25-22, to claim its first championship since Valdez and Lazaro donned the blue and white in 2015.“What’s the feeling? You know, even though I’m not part of the team I’m just really happy for the girls,” said Valdez in Filipino Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena. “They worked hard for this, this is their moment, so this is theirs.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsValdez was a three-time MVP and two-time champion with Ateneo from 2014 to 2016 while Lazaro was a one-time Best Digger and two-time Best Receiver in the same time frame.Lazaro, considered as one of the best liberos for Ateneo, singled out sophomore libero Dani Ravena as one of the catalysts of the Lady Eagles’ run to their third title. Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue View commentscenter_img Mike Trout hits milestone homer to lead Angels over Royals Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MOST READ Ravena was solid for Ateneo in Game 3 with 13 excellent digs and seven successful receptions.“Oh my God, she’s amazing in the finals,” said Lazaro of Ravena. “She really stepped up for the team and she embraced her role. Even though she was the youngest on the floor, it felt like she was a veteran already.”“She wanted to win, you can see it in her body language, and she delivered,” added Lazaro.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Alyssa Valdez. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Alyssa Valdez and Denden Lazaro already had their time in the sun and they’re now the ones joining the blue legion in cheering for Ateneo.The duo were the offensive and defensive stalwarts of the last Lady Eagle teams that won two titles in the UAAP and they were also present to watch the current crop become the women’s volleyball champions of Season 81.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Euro 2016: Wales’ win over Russia is one of my greatest nights, says Gareth Bale

first_imgWales forward Gareth Bale said the 3-0 victory over Russia, which helped them clinch a spot in the pre-quarterfinals of the European football Championship as winners of Group B, was one of the greatest matches of his career. (Full Euro 2016 Coverage)Bale followed Aaron Ramsey and Neil Taylor onto the scoresheet as Wales ripped through Russia on Monday to pip England to first place and set up a favourable last-16 fixture.Bale, a two-time Champions League winner with Real Madrid, enthused afterwards that it ranked amongst the best moments he has known as a footballer. (Wales thrash Russia to move into last 16)”It’s hard to describe. (It was) an unbelievable occasion and it’s definitely right up there. I think, for the pressure of the game, the way we played was probably one of the best team performances I’ve been involved in,” Bale told reporters after the win.”Obviously we’ve had some amazing nights over the last few years [with Wales] but that was really incredible and to top the group as well was an even better feeling, and one that we want to keep having.”Wales had found themselves in a precarious position in the group after losing 1-2 to England in their last game. But Bale said that lessons learned in that defeat helped them tear apart Russia at the Stadium de Toulouse. (Air of disbelief as Wales win Group B)”We said after the England game that we needed to keep the ball a lot better and we did that tonight,” the Real Madrid star said.advertisement”That obviously created space that made me and Rambo (Ramsey) and all the midfielders get on the ball more and, ultimately, when you do that, you get more opportunities to do what we do best,” he added.Wales will now have to sit and wait for the rest of the groups to be concluded before discovering their opponents in the round of 16 and Bale insisted that he has not yet thought about their next match.”Where we were in the group, we could have finished last, we could have finished top, we could have finished second or third,” he said.”So we didn’t really know and there are so many scenarios; I’m sure, when we get back to the hotel, we’ll have a little look and see who we’re going to get. Once we find out, we’ll look at that game and that game only.”last_img read more

ICC Champions Trophy: South Africa were mentally weak against ‘remarkable’ India, says Sourav Ganguly

first_imgFormer captain Sourav Ganguly praised Team India’s “remarkable” victory against South Africa to qualify for the ICC Champions Trophy semi-finals on Sunday. India defeated South Africa by eight wickets in a must-win game to reach the last-four of the elite tournament for the fifth time.”South Africa were mentally weak here and against Pakistan as well. It was a remarkable performance by India,” Ganguly told India Today.India will play Bangladesh in the second semi-final on June 15 in Birmingham. Ganguly said the victory will boost India’s confidence.”India were too professional. Bangladesh will find it very hard to control this team,” he said.Ganguly also believes that Bangladesh will put a better fight against India.”In terms of quality, South Africa were a better team in these conditions but their performance were very poor.”On paper, Bangladesh are a weaker team than South Africa but will probably pull up a better fight because they have a good batting lineup, they play spin well and their bowlers have done well. But I am not too sure if they are strong enough to beat this rampaging Indian team,” Ganguly said.Put into bat first, Indian bowlers bowled tight lines and bundled out South Africa for a paltry 191 in 44.3 overs. In reply, India rode on 128-run stand between Shikhar Dhawan (78) and Virat Kohli (76 not out) for the second wicket to cross the finish line with 12 overs to spare.Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar picked up two wickets each while Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja and Hardik Pandya got one apiece.advertisementGanguly praised the Jadeja-Ashwin pair, who once again combined to restrict the run-scoring.”With Ashwin at the other end, Jadeja also bowls well. It was a dry pitch. When you see one spinner bowl well, the other spinner also bowls well,” he said.last_img read more

Ole Miss Sells Out Season Tickets In Record Time

first_imgOle Miss Football Tickets are Sold Out.Ole Miss Tickets Sold OutThe Rebels are coming off their first nine-win football season since 2009 and the anticipation for the next chapter is apparent, as Ole Miss has sold out of season tickets in record time, according to Athletic Director Ross Bjork. Was just asked if I wanted to tweet this out first….I jumped at the chance. Thanks to our #OleMiss family! #WAOM— Ross Bjork (@RossBjorkAD) June 23, 2015Earliest (on record) we’ve sold out of @OleMissFB season tickets…….June 23. Expecting new sales record as well!— Ross Bjork (@RossBjorkAD) June 23, 2015 After defeating conference opponents like Alabama and Texas A&M during its 7-0 start to the season, it’s easy to see why Ole Miss is excited about the glaring support from its fans.The Rebels didn’t close the 2014-15 season out as strong as they had hoped, losing four of their last six games, but that’s not going to keep the always-proud fan base down. And one can only assume this kind of enthusiasm will pour over into The Grove and then Vaught-Hemingway Stadium come September 5, when the Rebels open up the season at home against UT Martin.last_img read more

Sporting News Predicts Final Big Ten Football Standings

first_imgOhio State football players carrying Big Ten signs.INDIANAPOLIS, IN – DECEMBER 02: The Ohio State Buckeyes celebrate after their 27-21 win over the Wisconsin Badgers during the Big Ten Championship game at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 2, 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)The 2019 college football season is almost upon us. Of all the Power Five conferences, the Big Ten looks to be most intriguing one. Ohio State is bringing in a new head coach while several other teams like Michigan are installing new offenses.No one can say for sure if new Ohio State head coach Ryan Day can fill the massive shoes of Urban Meyer. By the same token, no one can say that a new offense is all Michigan needs to beat the Buckeyes and clinch a spot in the Big Ten Championship Game.Sporting News has revealed its predictions for the Big Ten football standings, and sees very little change in the East with Ohio State once again coming out on top, despite Michigan entering the season as the favorite in the division.Big Ten East Division: 1. Ohio State 2. Michigan 3. Penn State 4. Michigan State 5. Indiana 6. Maryland 7. RutgersIn the West Division, Northwestern stunned everyone by knocking off the likes of Wisconsin, Iowa and Nebraska to win the division title. But the aforementioned runner-ups have made some changes of their own.Sporting News’ predictions indicate that the Badgers will be coming out on top, with Nebraska returning to their winning ways but still falling short. At Big Ten Media Days, Nebraska and Iowa split votes as favorites in the division.Big Ten West Division:1. Wisconsin 2. Nebraska 3. Northwestern 4. Iowa 5. Purdue 6. Minnesota 7. IllinoisThe decision to name Wisconsin the conference winner would seem to go against the betting lines. Nebraska actually has the third-highest odds of winning the Big Ten title at +1000. Wisconsin has the second-best odds in their own division but sixth-best to win the league at +1600.The Big Ten champion has been snubbed from the College Football Playoff in each of the last two seasons.To avoid making it three in a row, someone is going to have to decisively separate themselves from the crowd.[Sporting News]last_img read more

Activités de sensibilisation à limportance du paysage de GrandPré

first_imgUn symposium au sujet du patrimoine de l’eau et une journée d’activités communautaires font partie des efforts de Nomination Grand-Pré pour informer le public au sujet de son travail visant à obtenir la désignation de site du patrimoine mondial de l’UNESCO. À compter d’aujourd’hui 14 avril, le public peut consulter en ligne, en français et en anglais, le dossier de candidature soumis à l’UNESCO. De plus, des activités de sensibilisation à l’importance du paysage de Grand-Pré seront organisées au cours de la fin de semaine. « Ces activités démontrent l’engagement de Nomination Grand-Pré à sensibiliser les gens à l’importance du paysage de la région, a dit David Wilson, ministre des Communautés, de la Culture et du Patrimoine. À titre de partenaire dans le processus de candidature, nous apprécions les efforts visant à engager la communauté. » Le Canada a présenté la candidature au Comité du patrimoine mondial le 1er février. Le dossier présente la valeur agricole des terres endiguées de Grand-Pré et l’importance symbolique du paysage pour les Acadiens du monde entier. La décision du Comité du patrimoine mondial est attendue en juillet 2012, après l’évaluation du dossier de candidature par le comité et la visite du site par une équipe d’experts internationaux au printemps. L’Organisation des Nations Unies pour l’éducation, la science et la culture et le Conseil international des monuments et des sites ont désigné le 18 avril comme la Journée internationale des monuments et des sites afin de célébrer et de protéger le patrimoine mondial, qui contribue à une meilleure compréhension de la diversité humaine. Dans le cadre de cette journée, Nomination Grand-Pré organisera un symposium public ayant pour thème le patrimoine de l’eau. Ce symposium aura lieu samedi au centre des sciences de l’environnement KC Irving de l’Université Acadia, à Wolfville. Les conférenciers invités exploreront les sujets suivants : l’eau comme paysage, l’eau comme mode de vie et l’eau comme moyen de transport. Une journée d’activités communautaires aura également lieu dimanche au lieu historique national du Canada de Grand-Pré. Les activités incluent une présentation multimédia sur l’époque de la navigation à voile, une dégustation d’aliments locaux, une performance de la chorale Shantymen et une présentation de la vidéo « Une terre, riche d’histoire, et un héritage en commun ». Pour obtenir plus d’information sur le symposium et sur les activités, et pour consulter le dossier de candidature, visitez le read more

21 yearold pleaded for help after deadly Manitoba jailhouse gang beating

first_img(Photo: Milner Ridge Institution)APTN National NewsWINNIPEG–Tyler St. Paul pleaded for help before he was found dead from a jail-house beating, according to a source from inside Manitoba’s Milner Ridge Institution.St. Paul, 21, was found dead Monday inside his cell and the RCMP is investigating his death as a homicide, the first inside a provincial jail in decades.St. Paul was a member of the Money Over Bitches gang (known also as Most Organized Brothers), which goes by the acronym MOB. The source said MOB gang members beat St.Paul to death but they may not have meant to kill him.“These eight guys went into his cell for a gang discipline to get him,” said the source.St. Paul did not die immediately from the beating, but lay in his cell and pleaded for help, according to the source.“He didn’t die during the night,” said the source. “I guess in the morning he asked for help and … after that he died.”St. Paul was from Lake Manitoba First Nation and was serving a 15 month sentence for drug trafficking.He was the father of a six month-old child.last_img read more

Sephora closes stores for diversity training

NEW YORK — Sephora is closing its U.S. stores for an hour to host “inclusion workshops” for its 16,000 employees, just over a month after R&B star SZA said she had security called on her while shopping at a store in California.The beauty retailer said the training had been in development months before SZA’s experience, which undermined the company’s efforts to cast itself as a champion of diversity. Sephora, which apologized to SZA last month, said the incident “does reinforce why belonging is now more important than ever.”The store closures come as some businesses are rethinking their approach to anti-bias training in the wake of academic studies suggesting such programs have done little to improve workplace diversity and, in some cases, can backfire.Alexandra Olson, The Associated Press read more

Traders look to latest CanadianUS economic growth data bank earnings

by Malcolm Morrison, The Canadian Press Posted Feb 23, 2014 4:00 am MDT TORONTO – The Toronto stock market looks to build on the solid gains racked up so far this year as traders get set to consider the latest economic growth figures for Canada and the United States this week, along with earnings reports from the big Canadian banks.The Canadian dollar could find itself under renewed pressure when Statistics Canada releases growth data for December and the fourth quarter on Friday.December is expected to show a sharp reversal in gross domestic product, largely because of crippling ice storms in Ontario and Quebec towards the end of the month.“We think that played a huge role in a likely outright decline in December GDP of about 0.3 per cent following a string of pretty decent gains in GDP,” said Sal Guatieri, senior economist at BMO Financial Markets.Guatieri noted that the stormy weather won’t affect overall fourth-quarter growth much as the damage occurred late in the month.“We should still see a pretty decent increase in Q4 GDP of 2.6 per cent,” he said.At the same time, he expected first quarter growth will slow to around two per cent, “maybe less.”Friday will also see the release of the first revision to U.S. fourth-quarter gross domestic product growth.The initial reading came in at 3.2 per cent but Guatieri thinks that won’t hold, again because of worsening weather in December. He sees growth closer to 2.7 per cent and looks for first-quarter growth to slow to below two per cent.“We’re just seeing broad weakness across consumer spending, housing market indicators, manufacturing, right across the board — and the only thing that comes to mind to explain that is the weather,” he said.The TSX ended last week with a solid gain of 1.07 per cent, reflecting general satisfaction with fourth-quarter earnings reports and positive U.S. manufacturing data last week. Gains were led by the gold sector, which has revived about 30 per cent year to date after falling almost 50 per cent last year.Meanwhile, investors will take in earnings this week from Bank of Montreal (TSX:BMO), Royal Bank (TSX:RY), TD Bank (TSX:TD) and CIBC (TSX:CM). Scotiabank (TSX:BNS) posts earnings next week.Expectations are largely muted, reflecting higher economic growth outside of Canada and a housing market coming off the boil.The financial sector is down for February and “the pullback has been partially a proxy on the Canadian housing market because we know that housing has slowed down,” said Wes Mills, chief investment officer, Scotia Private Client Group“And then secondly, it is those banks that are highly exposed or exposed at all to emerging markets. The fragile five emerging markets that are kind of pulling down the global sentiment is also pulling down any banks that have broader emerging market exposure.”The battered Canadian dollar could be a plus for the banks with the biggest U.S. operations, such as TD, BMO and RBC.The currency has fallen sharply over the past several months, down a good four cents against the American dollar just since the start of the year to just below the 90-cent US level.“It should have a positive impact on any earnings coming back from the U.S., so the ones that have a big US operation, that should have a positive effect on earnings,” said Colin Cieszynski, senior markets analyst at CMC Markets.“If they’re profitable then net/net it should be a positive for them as the earnings come back.” Traders look to latest Canadian/U.S. economic growth data, bank earnings AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Receiving duo provides help on offense

When coach Jim Tressel sat down quarterback Terrelle Pryor the week before the Rose Bowl Game and told him that the plan was to throw the ball, Pryor wasn’t the only one who was excited at the prospect of a game in the air.Junior Dane Sanzenbacher and sophomore DeVier Posey, Pryor’s leading receivers, were in for a big game as well.“I was very excited when Tressel said that we were coming to wing it,” Pryor said. “We knew what we could do.”The offensive MVP of the Rose Bowl, Pryor was complimentary of his teammates, especially his receivers.Pryor, who set a career high with 37 pass attempts, said he wouldn’t be able to do anything without “DeVier laying out for catches and catching the ball and Dane and the linemen just sweating, fighting,” he said.Sanzenbacher said that even though the team has focused on its running game in recent matches, “when you get the passing game started and when you get that chemistry going, it helps out,” he said.Sanzenbacher, whose previous record for receptions was against Toledo on Sept. 19 with five, led OSU in catches against Oregon while Posey led in yardage. Sanzenbacher had nine receptions for 64 yards and Posey had 101 yards on eight catches with one touchdown.Posey’s touchdown reception late in the fourth quarter sealed the Buckeye victory, putting OSU up 26 to 17.Pryor was “put it in a spot where all [the Oregon defender] could do was just hope I dropped it like before. He was all money all night,” Posey said.The touchdown pass was from 17 yards out and was a play the two had been working on for a while, Pryor said. Pryor threw to Posey in the back left corner of the end zone. Posey caught the ball just before stepping out of bounds. After the play was reviewed, it was confirmed that he had indeed made the catch.“I finally got it after watching all the tapes and film from Peyton Manning and stuff and trying to get the footwork and getting the ball out,” Pryor said. “DeVier made a great catch.”Sanzenbacher had several receptions in key drives to help the Buckeyes, who edged Oregon for possession with 42 minutes to 18 minutes. He snatched three first downs for OSU.Sanzenbacher’s game-long reception came just before the half and was an 18-yard advance. The second-down conversion set up Aaron Pettrey’s 45-yard field goal that put the Buckeyes up 16-10 heading into the half.He also caught an 11-yard pass late in the fourth quarter on a third-down conversion leading to Posey’s touchdown.Pryor was 23 for 37 with 266 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. read more

40 new jobs to be created in newlyformed Edrive Group

first_imgE-DRIVE SOLUTIONS, A company that provides driver safety and fleet solutions, is to create 40 news jobs over the next two years.The news comes as part of a €1.3 million investment that will see the company merge with specialist branding company Universal Graphics, with the new entity being called E-drive Group.The company already employs 62 people in its offices in Waterford, Monaghan and London, and a recruitment drive is already under way in order to fill the 40 new jobs which include full-time engineering positions, as well as full-time customer service, creative marketing, graphic design, and back-office support roles.The CEO of E-drive Group, Mervyn O’Callaghan, said that the recent investment in technology and equipment had resulted in them being “the only accredited company to effectively deliver nationwide solutions of exceptional quality across the UK, Ireland and mainland Europe.”Read: 137 jobs saved as 12 out of 24 Pamela Scott shops exit examinership >More: Good news: Over 600 jobs saved as B&Q exits examinership >last_img read more

Opinion Dont let the word bankruptcy scare you it is now a

first_imgIN 2009 NEARLY 90,000 people in Britain elected to bankrupt themselves. In the United States the figure was in excess of 1 million. And yet in Ireland, the county with the most heavily indebted citizenry in the western world, the figure was less than 10. Is it any wonder that we continue to remain stuck in a miasma of personal debt?In Ireland, our adamant refusal to face up to reality is unprecedented and will continue to act as a drag on recovery. Thousands of people, who, if given a second chance, would be back at work creating jobs and wealth, are forced to live in a limbo land where every move they make is blocked by creditors. Those creditors must realise they will not be paid but still refuse to allow the natural cycle take its course.There is now a viable bankruptcy option available to peopleThe law changed earlier this year and there is now a viable bankruptcy option available to people. And for many there is no downside to bankruptcy. It is a simple process where debts are eliminated and the person can begin again. That new beginning marks a rebirth for the individual and offers great benefit for the economy and onward to society. It is a recognition and embrace of failure and if properly understood people can emerge from it stronger than before. It is no accident that in the United States many of their greatest visionaries faced personal bankruptcy at one stage in their lives.So how does it work in Ireland? In order to qualify a person needs to meet three criteria. First your debt needs to exceed your liabilities by more than €20,000. Secondly, you must be insolvent, in the sense of not being able to pay all your debts as they fall due. And finally you must have made reasonable efforts, insofar as you can, to come to an arrangement with your creditors via an insolvency arrangement under the new Personal Insolvency Act.Once you meet the criteria you are entitled to petition the High Court for your own bankruptcy, the effect of which is to eliminate all debt from whatever source it comes. You therefore emerge on the very moment of your bankruptcy debt free and able to start a new life unhindered by debt, however great.Income and the family homeIn general people ask two questions of the process. First, what happens to my income? For most people there is no effect, in that if you have a job you continue to have a job. However if your income is such as to mean there is an excess available, the Official Assignee will require you to make payments to him for a maximum period of 5 years. Our experience is that excess income is only available to the few as most people do not have any excess having had regard to published reasonable expenditure guidelines – and if they do it is very limited.Second, what happens to my family home? The view that you automatically lose your home in bankruptcy is false. Figures show that at least half of people previously bankrupted in Ireland have held on to homes and the Official Assignee has repeatedly stated that his preferred option is to allow people hold on to homes provided the mortgage is reasonable. Each case falls to be determined on its own facts and so taking good advice is important before making a decision to proceed.Under our new system pensions are protected provided they are not accessible for 5 years post adjudication. The alchemy of bankruptcy happens on day one as you are immediately debt free and able to begin again. However, in most cases people will not be discharged from bankruptcy in Ireland until a period of three years have passed. During that time any windfall would be captured by the Official Assignee as an after acquired asset, and restrictions, such as that on being a director of a limited company, remain in place. After 3 years you are in the clear.Credit ratingWhat about my future access to credit? People are concerned as to the effect bankruptcy has on their credit rating. The truth is that anybody considering bankruptcy is hardly likely to have a good credit rating as matters stand. History shows banks to have short term memories.In a post-bankruptcy world the would-be borrower is debt free and will be seen as such. And the past is the past especially when that past was not of the individual’s creation – our personal debt crisis is a result of monumental failures of banks and regulators. In three years from now there will be a class of post Celtic tiger bankrupts emerging from the process and they will be seen as such.Since 2008 people have struggled with debts that cannot and will not be repaid. Had we embraced a modern bankruptcy regime in 2009 the personal debt crisis would now be history and the economy and our society would be the beneficiary.But as late is better than never, the time has come to stand up for ourselves and our futures, to remove the chains of debt from around our ankles, and to begin in earnest the march toward financial redemption.Ross Maguire SC, New Beginning: www.newbeginning.ieRead: Ban on bankrupts running for Dáil to be liftedlast_img read more

Camas loses to Searcy Ark in Small Business Revolution contest

first_imgCAMAS — Camas won’t be featured on the fourth season of “Small Business Revolution — Main Street,” an online show that gives a small town a $500,000 grant to give makeovers to local businesses. Searcy, Ark., will be featured in the season airing this fall, the show’s producers announced on Tuesday.The show’s hosts, Amanda Brinkman and former ABC reality show star Ty Pennington, will spend six months getting to know Searcy and building the improvements. The eight episodes will air this fall.Camas was among six finalist cities nominated to appear on the show, and the city’s business owners, residents and city officials packed Liberty Theatre on Tuesday afternoon to hear the winner announced. Downtown Camas Association director Carrie Schulstad welcomed people and talked about the campaign process as the crowd waited for the 4:30 p.m. announcement.Those in the theater watched a pre-recorded video on the web series’ Facebook page to find out which of the finalists would be the winner. More than 1.6 million votes came in, Brinkman said in the video. After she announced Searcy as the winner, a few groans could be heard before a round of applause broke out in the darkened theater.Campaign seasonTuesday’s news comes after a four-month campaign effort in which Camas and other cities vied to be chosen as this season’s featured small city. The Downtown Camas Association took the lead, encouraging residents to post about the city on social media.last_img read more


first_img Recommended for you Related Items:broadcasting bill, george lightbourne, goldray ewing, norman saunders, premier rufus ewing, robert hall. house of assembly Premier attends town hall meetings Bishop says peace & prosperity is everybody’s responsibility at Law Enforcers Church Service Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 19 Nov 2014 – Nearly half of the House of Assembly has some relationship to telecommunications and broadcast media it seems… as at least six of the members in the house had to recuse themselves or excuse themselves when the governor’s appointed member, Hon John Philips brought his private members motion to the floor. The Premier and his brother, Hon Goldray Ewing… (9:09-9:48) the Deputy Speaker and her nephew, the Hon George Lightbourne; Minister for Border Control Hon Donhue Gardiner and even back bencher, former Chief Minister Hon Norman Saunders all made some declaration that they would either sit out or leave the House as the Broadcasting Bill was debated. Speaker of the House of Assembly, Hon Robert Hall explained the succession of announcements underscores a need to revisit the clause in the Integrity Commission Ordinance. Beaches puts former Premier on blast about controversial pier Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Francesca Galante joins Melco Resorts board

first_img Evan Winkler appointed President as Melco Resorts implements latest management overhaul Melco Resorts defers acquisition of second tranche of Crown shares until conclusion of regulatory inquiry Melco International Development grants Evan Winkler HK$269 million share options Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited has announced the appointment of Ms Francesca Galante as an independent non-executive director of the company.A co-founder and partner of First Growth Real Estate – a specialist advisory firm focused on real estate structured debt arranging, restructuring and special servicing throughout Europe – Galante will also become a member of each of the compensation committee and nominating and corporate governance committee of Melco with immediate effect. RelatedPosts Load More Galante was previously an executive director in the real estate principal finance division at UBS Investment Bank in London and has also worked at Soros Real Estate Partners and Merrill Lynch. She has extensive experience in real estate transactions in office, hotel, residential and industrial asset classes, Melco said.“We are extremely honored and privileged to have Francesca serving as a member ofMelco’s Board,” said Melco Chairman and CEO Lawrence Ho. “She brings a wealth of experience and will also provide a fresh and unique perspective to Melco’s Board. In addition, reflecting our continued commitment to best corporate governance practices, with Francesca’s appointment, Melco’s Board now comprises of a majority of independent directors.”last_img read more

Anchorage police find explosive device during home search

first_imgAnchorage police say officers investigating a drug case found an “explosive device” at a home.The department’s vice unit Thursday afternoon was carrying out a search warrant at a home on the 7300 block of Fourth Avenue when officers found the device.The home was a unit in a ranch-style four-plex structure. Attached homes were evacuated.The device appeared to be home-made.Explosives experts removed the device and planned to dispose of it at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.Police continue to investigate and say charges could be filed.last_img

Louisville Ends Season with Overtime Loss to Michigan State

first_img LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Michigan State’s John Freitag scored the clinching goal in the 93rd minute to lift the Spartans to a 2-1 overtime victory against the No. 4 University of Louisville men’s soccer team in Sunday night’s NCAA Championship second round match at Dr. Mark and Cindy Lynn Stadium.The Cardinals ended their season with an 11-5-3 record overall after Sunday’s loss, while MSU (12-4-4) advanced to a third round tilt at No. 13 Georgetown next weekend. Despite the early exit in the NCAA Championship, the 2018 season was a successful one for Louisville, highlighted by the program’s first ACC Championship title.After Louisville pushed the match into overtime with the equalizing goal in the 78th minute, Michigan State delivered the game-winner just 2:18 into extra time as Freitag completed a corner kick chance with his third goal of the season. The ball was delivered into the box from the left corner and the Cardinals missed on a pair of chances to clear the ball before Freitag scored inside the left post for the clincher.”It’s a tough way to end the season, especially in overtime. Traditionally, if you look back the last couple of years at our games in the NCAA tournament second round, they’ve been some of our toughest games,” said Cardinals head coach Ken Lolla. “Michigan State’s a tough team. We knew coming in that they were going to be a tough team to break down. Unfortunately, we gave them an opportunity in the first half to counter and then had to scratch our way back. I think our guys did a really good job of that and unfortunately, on a restart, didn’t handle the first ball very well and they got a second chance and took advantage of it.”The Spartans opened the scoring on Sunday after Jack Beck connected from 14 yards for a 1-0 lead in the 16th minute. Ryan Sierakowski earned his fifth assist of the season after making a run up the right side before finding Beck with a pass across the pitch. Beck finished inside the far right post for his third goal of the season.MSU took that lead into halftime and maintained it for much of the second half before the Cardinals evened the score at 1-1 on the second goal of the season for Haji Abdikadir. The scoring chance started on a corner kick from Ziyad Fekri, who sent the ball into the middle of the box. Lamine Conte put a foot on the ball and directed toward the end line, where Abdikadir slide in and popped the ball into the goal. The goal went to a video review after it appeared a Louisville player touched the ball with his hand, but officials ruled the contact occurred after the ball had crossed the goal line.Both sides had chances in the final 10 minutes of regulation but neither could connect before reaching 90 minutes. In overtime, the goal by Freitag proved to be the only shot for either side. Louisville had a 10-7 edge in shots, including a 5-3 margin on goal. The Cardinals also had four of the six corner kicks in the match.Michigan State moved to 3-1-1 all-time against Louisville with the victory. The Cardinals dropped to 14-10-2 all-time in the NCAA Championship, including 12-5-2 at home.Sunday’s result closed the collegiate careers for seniors Geoffrey Dee, Tate Schmitt, Adam Wilson and Watterson Young. Schmitt departs Louisville ranking fourth in school history in career points with 69 and sixth in career goals with 26. He totaled 11 game-winning goals, including four in the NCAA Championship.Fans can follow Louisville men’s soccer on Twitter at @UofLmenssoccer and on Facebook at Print Friendly Version Photo Gallery Video: Postgame Press Conference Story Linkscenter_img Video Highlights Box Score (PDF) last_img read more

Firefox 68 addon release notes in addons manager

first_imgFirefox 68: add-on release notes in add-ons manager by Martin Brinkmann on June 11, 2019 in Firefox – Last Update: June 11, 2019 – 21 commentsThe Firefox Add-ons Manager will soon display the release notes of updated extensions directly in the web browser.Mozilla plans to release the new feature in Firefox 68 which is scheduled for a July 9, 2019 release.Firefox supports browser extensions; users may install add-ons in the browser to extend functionality of the browser or sites visited in the browser.Add-ons are updated automatically by default whenever a new version is released by the developer or publisher. Firefox users who want more control over the update process may change the default behavior to turn automatic updates off.Current versions of Firefox, those prior to version 68, don’t reveal update information when you select Extensions. Updates are highlighted under Available Updates in the Add-ons Manager but only until the update is installed.The only option after installation was to visit the extension’s profile page on the Mozilla Add-ons repository, or to look the information up on the developer’s site if they were provided there.The profile page on Mozilla AMO lists the release notes of the latest version of an add-on. It is possible to click on “see all versions” on the page to display release notes for previous releases.Starting with Firefox 68, release notes are also a part of the Extensions listing of the Firefox web browser. Apart from that change, the latest release notes are listed there so that it is possible to go through them after the fact.All you need to do is open about:addons in the Firefox web browser, click on one of the installed browser extensions, and switch to the Release Notes tab.Note that you can also click on the menu icon (the three dots) next to any extension and select “more options” to open the details page of the installed extension.Release Notes are pulled from Mozilla’s AMO website when they are opened in the browser; it may take a moment to display them because of that. Implementing an option to integrate release notes with releases so that they don’t need to be fetched separately would be a welcome improvement.The release notes depend on the content that the developer of the extension or its publisher add to the release notes snipped on Mozilla AMO. Some developers provide extensive information, others barely any information at all.Closing WordsThe option to display release notes directly in the Firefox Add-ons Manager is a welcome step in the right direction. I’d like to see an option get these displayed during add-on updates as well to get even more control over the updating process.Mozilla could implement these optionally and keep the automatic process the default in coming versions of Firefox.Now You: What is your take on the change? Anything you’d like to see added to it?SummaryArticle NameFirefox 68: add-on release notes in add-ons managerDescriptionThe Firefox Add-ons Manager will soon display the release notes of updated extensions directly in the web browser.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

Men allegedly tried to burn down exboyfriends house with spaghetti sauce

first_imgShare this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Derrick Irving and John Silva. | Photo: WKMG-TV GAYSTARNEWS- Police arrested Derrick Irving, 36, and John Silva, 28, on 13 March. They also stole several items, including a flat-screen television, window A/C unit, and a vacuum.The victim called 911 after security cameras detected motion in the house. There was also a burning pot of Ragu sauce on the stove with a washcloth nearby, in an apparent attempt to burn down the home. According to police reports, two Florida men allegedly broken into their ex-boyfriend’s house and tried to burn it down — using spaghetti sauce.center_img Arsonist targeted Lithuanian gay director in a possible homophobic attackA survivor of Chechnya’s anti-gay purge has just been kidnapped in RussiaHuman rights group reveals details of ‘gruesome ordeal’ facing gay men in ChechnyaRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  : ‘He was trying to make it look like I left the stove on but who gets up 2 a.m. and fixes sketti,’ the victim told police.He also tol authorites that Irving was wearing a bull onesie.When police arrived at the scene, they saw a red SUV leaving. When they stopped the car, they found Irving and Silva. They denied any wrongdoing and said they were picking up clothes.Police charged them with unarmed burglary, grand theft, and arson. They are holding Irving without bond and Silva with a $25,500 bond.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us)last_img read more