The Tuesday news briefing An ataglance survey of some top stories

first_imgHighlights from the news file for Tuesday, May 2———EXPEL MEREDITH, SENATE ETHICS COMMITTEE SAYS: The Senate ethics committee is recommending that disgraced Sen. Don Meredith be expelled for engaging in a sexual relationship with a teenage girl — the first such recommendation in the history of the upper chamber. It’s now up to the full Senate to decide whether to accept or reject the recommendation. “He has brought disrepute to himself and to the institution,” the committee’s recommendation reads. “Your committee is of the opinion that Sen. Meredith’s misconduct has demonstrated that he is unfit to serve as a senator. His presence in the chamber would in itself discredit the institution. No lesser sanction than expulsion would repair the harm he has done to the Senate.” Meredith must be given five sitting days in which to respond to the committee report, should he wish, so a vote on his fate can’t occur before next Tuesday at the earliest.———SAJJAN PULLS OUT OF MILITARY FUNDRAISER: Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan has bowed out of an annual fundraising event originally set up for veterans of the war in Afghanistan, an event whose main beneficiaries include military personnel returning from combat. The embattled minister is, however, pressing ahead with a speech Wednesday to members of the Conference of Defence Associations Institute, billed by his department as an update on “the state of Canadian defence.” Sajjan had been scheduled to speak at the 8th annual “To the ‘Stan and Back” event Tuesday, but founder Cheri Elliott said she was told a scheduling conflict had arisen and he would not be able to attend. Sajjan, a former soldier and veteran of the Afghan war, was back in question period Tuesday, where he again met sustained fire for having exaggerated his role in Operation Medusa, a key battle involving the Canadian Forces in Afghanistan in 2006.———CANADIAN MUSICAL COME FROM AWAY GETS 7 TONY NOMINATIONS: The married co-creators of “Come From Away” were celebrating their six-year-journey from Gander, N.L., to the bright lights of Broadway on Tuesday as their uplifting, made-in-Canada theatrical production scored seven Tony Awards nominations, including a nod for best musical. “Come From Away” is only the second Canadian-written show in the 71-year history of the Tonys to vie for best musical, following 2006’s “The Drowsy Chaperone,” which won five awards. “Come From Away” is set in Gander in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks. The remote East Coast town saw its population double in size as it sheltered 6,579 passengers and crew from planes diverted when U.S. air space was closed. The feel-good musical will compete against “Dear Evan Hansen,” “Groundhog Day: The Musical,” and “Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812” for the prestigious best musical Tony.———SIDNEY CROSBY HAS CONCUSSION, OUT FOR GAME 4: Sidney Crosby walked around the Pittsburgh Penguins practice facility on Tuesday, trying to encourage his teammates as they prepared to go forward in their increasingly caustic playoff series against Washington without their captain and the game’s most indispensable player. The Pittsburgh star is out for Wednesday’s Game 4 while recovering from yet another concussion, this one coming from being cross-checked in the head by Capitals defenceman Matt Niskanen in the first period of Washington’s 3-2 overtime victory on Monday night. Penguins coach Mike Sullivan said Crosby will be evaluated on a daily basis going forward. There is no timetable for the two-time MVP’s return. Pittsburgh, the defending Stanley Cup champions, lead the series 2-1, an advantage they built thanks in large part to Crosby. He scored twice in Game 1 and dished out a pair of assists in a blowout victory in Game 2 to give Pittsburgh control in a meeting of the longtime rivals who finished the regular season with the two best records in the NHL.———POLICE SAY CANADIAN WOMAN STRANGLED TO DEATH IN BELIZE: A Canadian woman and her American boyfriend who had been missing for days in Belize died of strangulation, local police said Tuesday as the pair’s friends and families were struggling to come to grips with their loss. The bodies of Francesca Matus, 52, of Toronto, and Drew DeVoursney, 36, from Georgia, were found Monday afternoon in a sugar cane field in the country’s Corozal district. Police said in a statement that DeVoursney’s body was found on top of Matus’s body, and both were in an “advanced state of decomposition.” Authorities said the deaths were being investigated as homicides. The pair had been missing since last Tuesday when they were last seen leaving a local bar around 11 p.m. Dozens of Canadian and American expats were involved in the search, scouring the beaches, waterways and the bush. Belize police Det. Zamir Noh said the bodies were discovered late Monday afternoon in a sugar cane field.———QUEBEC PUBLIC SECURITY MINISTER TOURS FLOODED AREA: Quebec’s public security minister asked flood-stricken communities to be patient on Tuesday as forecasts called for more rain this week. Numerous Quebec municipalities that border streams and rivers are dealing with floods as heavy precipitation and mild temperatures have caused water levels to rise rapidly. Martin Coiteux took stock of the situation in Shawinigan, Que., about halfway between Montreal and Quebec City. “I understand the situation, it’s not fun,” Coiteux said. “But we have to ask citizens to be a bit patient, because I think the next few days are not going to be days when things are going to improve right away.” Heavy rain and spring run-off have also caused some roads to wash away and sinkholes to form across the province. Two particularly hard-hit areas are Gatineau and Rigaud, just west of Montreal near the Ontario border. Rigaud Mayor Hans Gruenwald said he fears the worst and urged residents to reinforce rather than remove the sandbags protecting their homes.———B.C. LIBERAL LEADER’S VOTER ENCOUNTER GOES VIRAL: A brief encounter between Liberal Leader Christy Clark and a woman who said she would never vote for her is continuing to reverberate in British Columbia’s election campaign. The hashtag #iamlinda has become a rallying point on Twitter for people who oppose Clark’s government. A video posted online last week shows Clark in a North Vancouver market shaking hands with a woman who introduces herself as Linda and says she would never vote for her and begins to explain why. But Clark cuts her off, saying the woman doesn’t have to vote for her because that’s why we live in a democracy, before walking away. The encounter went viral and has been shared or retweeted thousands of times on social media. Campaigning Tuesday in Merritt, Clark said the exchange is the sign of a healthy democracy because people are welcome to confront their elected leaders if they don’t agree with their policies.———SENATOR SAYS ABUSE BY STUDENTS AN ‘UNSPOKEN TRUTH’: The former chairman of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission says student-on-student abuse is an “unspoken truth” of Canada’s residential school legacy — one his own inquiry was not able to delve into. Murray Sinclair, now a senator, says physical and sexual abuse among students was not about sex but was rather a means for young people to inflict violence. He says student-on-student abuse was “degrading and dehumanizing to the victims,” suggesting it likely continues to haunt them today. Sinclair also says many former victims who haven’t come terms with their abuse go on to mistreat their own children — intergenerational trauma documented in a months-long investigation by The Canadian Press. He says his commission had evidence that victims of abuse by other students waited until the last possible minute to file their legal claims for compensation because they were waiting to see if perpetrators would die so they could avoid having to confront them.———INVESTIGATOR SAYS MAN’S PRISON DEATH PREVENTABLE: The death of a man who was repeatedly pepper sprayed at a New Brunswick prison was preventable, Canada’s correctional investigator has found in a damning review that concludes unnecessary force was used. Matthew Ryan Hines, who was serving a five-year sentence at Dorchester Penitentiary for offences including robbery, died on May 26, 2015. In a report released Tuesday, Ivan Zinger said the repeated use of pepper spray at very close range appears to have contributed to Hines’s rapid onset of medical complications. Zinger found correctional staff used unnecessary physical and chemical force, even as Hines was “clearly and fully” under control by the guards, and failed to properly respond to the ensuing medical emergency. “In this case, everything that could go wrong in a use-of-force intervention went wrong,” said Zinger. He said those factors ultimately led to the 33-year-old’s death by acute asphyxia due to pulmonary edema — a condition caused by excess fluid in the lungs.———PHARMACIST FINED FOR BAKING POT COOKIES: A pharmacist in Cape Breton has been fired and temporarily stripped of her licence for baking marijuana cookies for a patient and packaging them in a prescription bag. The Nova Scotia College of Pharmacists says it has reached a settlement agreement with JoAnne Andrews, who agreed that her actions last September amounted to professional misconduct. In a decision last week, the college says a patient gave Andrews medicinal marijuana at the pharmacy where she was practising in Sydney, N.S., and that she took it home to bake into cookies. The agreement says Andrews brought the cookies to the pharmacy for the patient to pick up, but left them in a bag when the patient didn’t show up before her shift ended on Sept. 7. Andrews gave the cookies to the patient at the pharmacy on Sept. 8, and was fired the next day. Under the agreement, Andrews was given a letter of reprimand, fined $1,000, had her licence suspended for 30 days and was ordered to take an ethics course and notify the college of where she’s practising for three years.last_img read more

Morocco, AI Agree on Continuing Constructive Dialogue On Human Rights

Rabat – Justice minister Mustapha Ramid and secretary general of Amnesty International Salil Shetty agreed on the importance of continuing positive interaction and constructive dialogue in the service of human rights and the large-scale reforms in Morocco. Ramid, who met with Shetty and his delegation on Friday in Rabat in the presence of representatives of the concerned government departments, affirmed that the protection and promotion of human rights are a strategic choice for Morocco under the leadership of HM the King, said on Saturday a statement by the ministry of justice and liberties. Morocco undertook major structuring reforms seeking to reinforce human rights and democracy, said Ramid, reaffirming the Kingdom’s openness on all international organizations and bodies and his readiness to cooperate with them.  The secretary general of Amnesty International, who is on a visit to Morocco on March 17-19, said that the country made huge strides concerning human rights and is witnessing a real progress in this area, adding that Morocco’s initiatives deserve to be taken into consideration and supported. He also said that AI is convinced that torture is no longer the state’s systematic policy, hailing the crucial work done by the equity and reconciliation committee, the adoption of the new constitution and adherence to international treaties on human rights mainly the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture. read more

Philippines ratifies the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court

30 August 2011Philippines today acceded to the Rome Statute, the treaty that established the International Criminal Court (ICC), when it deposed its instrument of ratification at the United Nations in New York. The Statute will enter into force for the Philippines on 1 November, bringing the total number of States that have joined the Rome Statute system to 117.ICC President Sang-Hyun Song, who visited the Philippines and other South-East Asian countries in March to facilitate consultations on ratification, applauded the move.“This act is yet another indication of Asia’s growing role in the international community’s efforts to put an end to impunity for the most serious crimes of concern to humanity,” said Mr. Song, speaking in The Hague where the ICC is based.“I send my heartfelt congratulations to all those in the Philippines who worked hard to make this day possible, and I hope that this historic decision will serve to dispel unfounded concerns about joining the ICC among other Asian nations.”The ICC is the first permanent international court set up to prosecute individuals for genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and the crime of aggression.Established by the Rome Statute of 1998, the ICC can try cases involving individuals charged with war crimes committed since July 2002. The Security Council, the ICC Prosecutor or a State Party to the court can initiate any proceedings, and the ICC only acts when countries themselves are unwilling or unable to investigate or prosecute. read more

Higher oil prices boost loonie at midday

TORONTO — The Canadian dollar was little changed late morning Thursday amid higher oil prices and investor sentiment buoyed by moves by three major central banks to stimulate their economies.The commodity-sensitive loonie inched up 0.02 of a cent to 98.72 cents US.The Chinese central bank cut its benchmark lending rate by 0.31 of a point to six per cent. It was the second time within a month that the bank has cut interest rates in an attempt to stimulate China’s rapidly slowing economy.The European Central Bank weighed in with a quarter point cut in its key rate to an all-time low of 0.75 per cent.The ECB also cut its overnight deposit rate — what it pays banks for depositing their money with the ECB overnight — to zero. That is meant to encourage banks to invest their money in the economy rather than stash it with the ECB.The Bank of England announced earlier it is injecting another 50 billion pounds into the ailing British economy, which has been officially in recession. The move by the Bank of England’s monetary policy committee involves the central bank purchasing government bonds from banks. It was widely-anticipated and raises the amount being pumped into the British economy since March 2009 to 375 billion pounds. It is the first stimulus since February.However, some of the shine on the central bank moves was tempered after ECB president Mario Draghi warned that further risks to euro-area growth have materialized and indications for the second quarter point to weakened growth and heightened uncertainty.Meanwhile, payroll firm ADP reported that the U.S. private sector created 176,000 jobs in June. This news was particularly welcome, coming a day before the release of the U.S. non-farm payrolls report. Expectations are modest with economists forecasting the economy only cranked out about 90,000 jobs last month.Other data showed planned layoffs in the U.S. fell 39 per cent to a 13-month low in June. Outplacement firm Challenger Gray & Christmas said the June total is 9.4 per cent lower than the number of cuts a year ago and is the lowest monthly total since May 2011Traders also looked ahead to the release of Canadian jobs data Friday. It is expected the economy created about 16,000 jobs last month.Oil prices shook off early losses after data showed U.S. crude inventories fell by 4.3 million barrels last week, raising hopes for higher demand.The August crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange gained 22 cents to US$87.88 a barrel. Oil is still up about US$10 from last Thursday, partly over increased tensions with Iran.But traders have also been hopeful that central bank action to boost economic growth, along with signs late last week that eurozone leaders are making progress in dealing with the region’s debt crisis, will boost demand.September copper lost five cents to US$3.49 a pound, but prices are still up about 4.5 per cent from last Thursday.Gold prices relaxed $12.50 to US$1,609.30 an ounce. read more

United American begin selling cheaper economyclass fare

FILE – In this Friday, June 3, 2016 file photo, an American Airlines passenger jet takes off from Miami International Airport in Miami. American and United have started selling cheaper “basic economy” fares as they battle discount airlines for the most budget-conscious travelers, announced Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz) United, American begin selling cheaper economy-class fare DALLAS – American and United have started selling cheaper “basic economy” fares as they battle discount airlines for the most budget-conscious travellers.American announced early Tuesday that it began selling the new fares for flights starting March 1 on 10 different routes from its hub airports in Dallas, Miami, Philadelphia and Charlotte, North Carolina.United followed suit later in the day, posting reduced fares on some flights from Minneapolis to seven of its hub cities including New York, Chicago and Los Angeles for travel starting April 18.Basic economy fares come with severe restrictions. Buyers can’t pick a seat when they buy the ticket, they’re in the last group to board, and they can only carry a small item that fits under their seat. With a few exceptions, they must pay extra to check a wheeled bag that other economy-class travellers can put in the overhead bin.But the fares are cheaper.The savings over a regular economy ticket appear to range from about $24 to $40 for a round-trip ticket on American and United. For example, on two random early-March itineraries between Dallas and Baltimore, economy tickets were listed on American’s website at $249 and $309. Those same trips were priced at $209 and $269 on basic economy.Even on the routes where American sells the new fares, they are usually available only on a small number of flights — sometimes one or two a day — and on some days, none at all.Bargain hunters will see more basic-economy options when searching one-way flights, rather than round trips, because American will not allow flyers to buy a round trip that combines the new cheaper fare on one leg with a regular economy fare on the other. On one-way flights, the price break can be as little as $12.American, the world’s biggest airline, said it will eventually add basic-economy fares on other routes.The United offering is even more limited — it only appears on some flights between Minneapolis and seven United hubs around the country. United said it started small to ensure a smooth rollout, but plans to expand the idea to the rest of the U.S., the Caribbean and the closest destinations in Latin America.Basic economy fares were introduced by Delta Air Lines several years ago in response to growing competition from discounter Spirit Airlines. Spirit and Frontier Airlines offer bargain-basement fares but add on more fees than the bigger airlines, including charging for use of overhead bins. They have gained ground among travellers looking for the cheapest price.Delta now offers basic economy on about 40 per cent of its U.S. routes and plans to cover its entire domestic network by mid-year.The major airlines are losing customers whose internet searches skip American, United and Delta because of higher economy fares, industry consultant Robert Mann said.The new discount fares could help the big airlines by stimulating new demand and because some people who intend to buy a rock-bottom fare will pick a traditional economy ticket instead, Mann said. Airline websites warn buyers of the restrictions on basic-economy tickets.___David Koenig can be reached at http://twitter.com/airlinewriter by David Koenig, The Associated Press Posted Feb 21, 2017 4:46 pm MDT Last Updated Feb 21, 2017 at 5:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Three Out Of Four Media People Covering The US Open Are Men

Professional women’s tennis players make as much as the men do at all four Grand Slams. And the most successful American players are women: Serena Williams has 22 career major titles while her sister, Venus, has seven; no American man in this year’s U.S. Open draw has reached a major semifinal. At this year’s Open, like last year’s, by far the biggest story to watch is Serena Williams’s. Last year she was looking to tie the Open-era record for major titles and win all four in the same year; this year she’s looking to break the record.And yet the people who are telling the story of this tournament to the world are mostly men. Among the nearly 1,500 people who received media accreditation for the tournament, including broadcast staff, and who indicated whether they prefer to be referred to as “Mr.” or “Ms.,” 73 percent chose “Mr.,” according to Chris Widmaier, spokesman for the U.S. Tennis Association, which runs the tournament. And a count I did in the media work spaces and stadium seats on Thursday afternoon showed that about 78 percent of the people present were men. Freelance tennis writer Ana Mitric, who contributes to the Serbian media outlet B92 and has written about sexism in tennis, provided a second pair of eyes, reviewing video of nine player press conferences on Saturday and counting men and women among the media in attendance. At women players’ press conferences, 67 percent of media were men; the figure was 82 percent at men’s. 1Widmaier said he couldn’t say how many people didn’t indicate which honorific they prefer; media members aren’t obligated to choose one. His count includes people accredited as media, photographers and broadcast staff — but not people accredited as part of broadcasters who hold rights to the tournament, which includes ESPN, owner of FiveThirtyEight. I counted 231 people in the photographers’ pit, the photo facility, the two media work rooms, the media dining room, media-center patio and the main media seats during Venus Williams’s second-round match. The estimate is imprecise: I didn’t ask people for their gender identity, nor whether they were members of the media. I also may have counted some people who weren’t part of the tournament’s media coverage. I counted people who I knew worked in the tournament’s media operations but not other tournament staff.“Our goal is to make tennis look like America,” Widmaier said — including by gender and race. He put the onus on media to achieve that: “I hope media organizations are following recruitment protocols to ensure their people look like America.” It’s a point well taken. I’m a white man and the only reporter in Flushing for FiveThirtyEight; producer Jorge Estrada, a Latino man, is also accredited for FiveThirtyEight. 20131,10239226 Source: USTA 20161,01037227% 20141,14241827 20151,18345728 201299332525 Number of U.S. Open credentialed members of the media YEARMR.MS.SHARE MS. Women make up a larger share of the tennis media at the U.S. Open than they do of people covering some other sports — a 2014 report found that just 13 percent of sports staffers for U.S. newspapers and websites in the U.S. are women. And women fill an even smaller share of executive positions with major international sports bodies. Carole Bouchard, a French freelance writer who has covered 20 majors on site, said the gender gap has narrowed in her 12 years covering tennis, but that it “would be ridiculous to say that there aren’t consequences.”The ways in which having far more men than women in tennis media threatens the coherence of coverage are all around. Take, for instance, the continued attention paid to debates about equal prize money, or the casual discussion of women players’ looks. How the sport is covered by the people who tell its story affects how much of the total interest and revenue paid to tennis goes to women’s tennis, and when men so outnumber women in the telling of the sport’s story, it can put a thumb on the scale in the consuming.Women I spoke with who cover mixed-gender tennis tournaments said the share of men among the media at other tournaments they’ve covered is at least as big as at the U.S. Open — roughly 80 to 85 percent, they estimated.2My own observation of media rooms at Wimbledon and the French Open in recent years suggests that if anything the gender gap was bigger in those, though I never counted. “I am used to it,” said Bouchard.“This is a topic I hadn’t thought about much before you asked, and now I can’t help but look around and notice this,” said Bobby Chintapalli, a freelance writer who covers primarily women’s tennis for USA Today and other publications, over email. “Which is why when it comes to topics like this, I think awareness is key; it’s often a first step to improving a situation naturally.”Lindsay Gibbs, sports reporter at ThinkProgress and contributing tennis editor at Excelle Sports who has written about sexism in tennis, wrote in an email, “Sports culture is not the most welcoming for women, and that bleeds into the media, which has always been seen as a ‘boys’ club.’ It’s a global issue.”The gender gap also might make some men think the press room is an appropriate venue for sexism or harassment. “There can be a very ‘boys’ club’ vibe,” Mitric said, “including banter & other behavior that verges on, if not crosses over into, the inappropriate.”Bouchard also said media members who are parents might be put off by the travel demanded by covering a global sport — and because of cultural expectations of mothers, that might dissuade more moms than dads.“Another gendered split I’ve noticed — and one that is just as important — is that more men are in positions of power, whether that’s in terms of seniority or status,” said Mitric.Mitric doesn’t believe in quotas but echoes Widmaier’s call for outlets to step up recruitment of women, as well as the mentoring and promoting of them. She also said it’s up to men covering the sport to learn its history, which includes the rise of the WTA, the long fight for equal prize money and sexism in advertising and coverage of the sport; while she sees a rise in women’s voices around the sport, including on Twitter, she worries some men now see gender issues as covered and don’t bother with them themselves. “I think tennis media often fall short in connecting the sport to the larger world around it — and not only when it comes to gender,” Mitric said by email.ESPN, which owns FiveThirtyEight and which broadcasts the tournament in the U.S., has five women and nine men on air during the Open, according to ESPN spokesman Dave Nagle, plus a woman, Prim Siripipat, appearing in videos reporting on the tournament for ESPN.com. Nagle added that two match producers, managing producer, senior highlights producer, the lead producer on features and the production coordinator are women, as are many associate producers, graphic coordinators, social media producers and production assistants. (Of the 35 people accredited through ESPN.com — writers, editors and others not involved with the TV side, and not counting Estrada, Siripipat or me — 16 are women.) “ESPN has a long history of being a leader in providing opportunities to women both in front of or behind the camera,” Nagle said. (Widmaier declined to provide the number of journalists accredited from specific news organizations, but said that ESPN is the biggest “by far,” with The New York Times a distant second.)The frequent flaring of debate about whether women should continue to earn as much prize money as men might be less frequent with more women in the press room, Bouchard said. “Not a lot of men journalists have a huge love for women’s tennis,” she said.There are some notable exceptions, including several American men who write frequently about the WTA, the overseer of the women’s game worldwide. Also, women covering tennis often write about the men’s game. But even where there isn’t a firewall around gender, the old lines are often assumed to be in place. For instance, Bouchard says she’s had several conversations in which editors express interest in her contributing to their publications, but ask, “Oh, but also you are covering men’s tennis?” To which she replies, “I haven’t told you I am covering women’s tennis.”Men covering tennis may also discuss women athletes’ bodies differently, for instance talking about their looks. “I’m not sure women journalists would go at it the way men would,” Bouchard said. “Maybe I’m wrong.” To know, there would need to be more women tennis writers, she said.The media gender gap may help contribute to the growing gap in revenue between the men’s tour and the WTA. (For instance, broadcasters influence scheduling of tournaments, including which matches are featured on show courts, which skews male at some mixed-gender tournaments, notably Wimbledon.)“Men are still the ones making broadcasting decisions, writing the stories and controlling the narratives,” Gibbs said. “That leads to less coverage of women, which then leads to less people knowing about women’s tennis, which then directly impacts interest. Then, they cite less interest for the reason they don’t broadcast it more or write about it more. It’s a self-defeating cycle.”It’s a tough cycle to break, and far from the only one tennis is staring down. The vast majority of U.S. Open journalists are white, too. Trying to divine a person’s race at a glance is obviously fraught — as is divining their gender, it should be said — but it’s clear that the media rooms at the U.S. Open are a long way from looking like America. “You could count the number of black people here,” Bouchard said while looking around the workroom where we talked. She added, “The more diversity the better.” read more

For worldchampion jumping rope and physics go handinhand

For an Ohio State first-year in physics, Tori Boggs knows a lot about jumping rope.Boggs is a nine-time world rope skipping champion and a two-time world record holder, the current captain of both Jump Company USA and the U.S. National Jump Rope team, and a member of the USA All-Star Ambassador Jump Rope team.“It’s one of those things where you absolutely have to see jump rope to believe it and you just get hooked at the first sight,” Boggs said.Jumping rope is nothing new to Boggs, a Parkersburg, W.Va., native. The 20-year-old has been involved in the sport since she was 5 when she walked into a jump roping event at the Junior Olympic tournament where her brother was participating in a Tae Kwon Do competition.“She went into a gym where they were jumping rope and saw it and didn’t want to leave,” said her mother and jump rope coach, Rochelle Boggs. The mother-daughter pair stumbled upon an advertisement in their local newspaper the following week for tryouts and have never looked back.“She’s my coach now, so we’ve grown in the sport together,” Tori Boggs said.But Tori Boggs is the only person to her knowledge on OSU’s campus who participates in competitive rope skipping, something that means she spends many weekends traveling to perform and compete with her various teams. OSU does not provide any resources for her jump roping, but she said she is “working on” getting jump roping to the point where it is associated with the university.Last year, Tori Boggs spent the summer as part of a circus. She said she might want to pursue performing as a career.“I did a holiday tour with “Cirque Dreams” so it was a national tour, so I toured for a few months and we went around and I jumped rope in the circus,” she said. “I’m (also) employed by Cirque de Soleil for special events.“Ultimately I want to be on a Cirque de Soleil tour.”Until that point, Tori Boggs said she has dreams of bettering the sport of rope skipping.“I’m going to switch to engineering so I can actually apply physics, but basically my motivation for (pursuing a degree) is that I love jump rope so much, my body knows exactly what I’m doing, my muscles know what they’re doing, but I don’t know how to explain it,” Boggs said. “So I want to look at the forces that jump rope places on our body. I want to be able to design a better handle for jumpers, I want to be able to design better shoes and understanding the surfaces that we jump on, like how does that affect our body?”She said currently she is involved with the biomechanics lab at the Wexner Medical Center where she does tricks and uses technology to show her where the forces on her joints are located.“I want to be able to develop better products and improve training methods, and then I’m pre-med, too, so maybe I can go to med school and use that. I don’t know, there’s a lot of options,” Tori Boggs said.With the inaugural 2013 Arnold Classic jump rope competition happening this weekend, she has been working overtime to recruit novice jumpers to register.“I’ve seen people just playing around with the ropes so I always give them Arnold papers and talk to them about jump rope,” she said.The competition is being co-chaired by Rochelle Boggs, and it will have three different competitive categories, encompassing all age groups and skill levels from those who have never jumped before to professionals like Tori Boggs. Other professional jump ropers are excited about the opportunities the weekend may bring.“Any sort of way that we can get the public to view the sport is really exciting,” said Jen Evans, a grand national champion and three-time world medalist who will be attending OSU next year to work on a doctorate of physical therapy. Evans is a Strongville, Ohio, native and currently attends Baldwin Wallace University in Berea, Ohio.“It’s really cool because I know that people from Columbus will be there and I’m hoping that it increases the awareness of jump rope,” Evans said. Rochelle Boggs said the new competition will fit in at the Arnold well.“The cool thing is it’s kind of like a natural progression to see jump rope get to the Arnold because Arnold is all about fitness and movement,” she said.The Arnold Jump Rope Fitness Competition will be held Saturday and Sunday at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. read more

Netflix accepted into the British TV establishment with first major Bafta win

Claire Foy spoke out about her payCredit:James GOurley /REX/Shutterstock Jane Lush, the chairwoman of Bafta, has said that Netflix’s inclusion in the nominations was a recognition that times have changed. “How people are watching television is changing,” she said. “I think the awards are reflecting the way people are watching television now.”The Virgin TV British Academy Television Awards, hosted for the second year running by Sue Perkins, did include significant wins for the BBC, including the awards for Three Girls and for Ambulance the channel’s fly-on-the-wall documentary, won the best factual series award.John Motson, the BBC’s veteran football commentator, was honoured with Bafta’s special award. He dedicated it to colleagues at the sports department where he worked for half a century until his retirement this year. Declan Donnelly, pictured with wife Ali Astall, attended the ceremony without Ant McPartlinCredit:Ian West/PA Jodie Whittaker wore a Time’s Up badgeCredit:Ian West/PA The Crown lost out on the award for best drama series, which went instead to the BBC’s Peaky Blinders.  The 30-year-old actress originally auditioned to play another character in The Crown, but went back to the casting director when she heard that the role of Princess Margaret had not been filled.She had a sudden feeling that she was destined to play the Queen’s troubled sister, and duly won the part. The second series covered her tempestuous relationship with Lord Snowdon. She has now left the show, and Helena Bonham Carter will take on the role in series three. Netflix has finally been accepted into the British television establishment by winning its first major Bafta, for Vanessa Kirby’s performance as Princess Margaret in The Crown.It was a landmark moment for the US streaming service, which has poured a reported £100 million into The Crown in an attempt to move in on the BBC’s territory.Last year the sumptuous royal drama had five nominations but won nothing, leading to accusations of a Bafta snub.This time around, Kirby was named best supporting actress, dedicating her award to the woman she played. “I just felt like the luckiest person in the world to play someone so colourful and vivid and brave and strong. So this is for Margaret, wherever she is,” she said.She also thanked her on-screen sibling, Claire Foy, praising her as “the best sister” she could have, before hastily checking herself and adding: “Apart from my real one!” Foy was beaten to the best actress prize by Molly Windsor, the 20-year-old who starred in the BBC’s Three Girls, a harrowing account of the Rochdale sex abuse scandal. Three Girls also won best mini-series.Sean Bean won the best actor prize for his performance as a troubled priest in Jimmy McGovern’s Broken.Netflix’s success in the world of television comes as it is shut out of the Cannes Film Festival, where organisers controversially ruled that only films released in cinemas could be entered for the prestigious Palme d’Or award. Vanessa Kirby The presenter, Sir David Attenborough, said the programme set out to show the beauty of the oceans “but also the truth about what we are doing to them. The fact that this one particular moment rang a bell in the minds and the conscience of people throughout this country is something that pleases all of us more than I can say.” Jodie Whittaker Credit:IAn West/PA Foy was asked about the revelation that she was paid less than Matt Smith, the actor who played the Duke of Edinburgh in The Crown.She said: “I’ve spoken to people whose pay has gone up as a direct result of what I earn being put everywhere, and that made me think it doesn’t really matter what I think of it.”My embarrassment about it or my kind of shame or embarrassment of people talking about my worth and how much I earn, is nothing compared to the fact that then if people are now aware, people are not going to be able to make those mistakes again or make those decisions again and if that’s what’s good and comes out of it then I am very proud of it.”  Claire Foy  Declan Donnelly and Ali Astall Dozens of celebrities on the red carpet wore Time’s Up badges to show their solidarity with women who have suffered sexual harassment or abuse in the workplace. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Best supporting actor went to Brian F O’Byrne for his performance as the father of Rhys Evans, the murdered 11-year-old, in ITV’s Little Boy Blue. The biggest surprise of the night was Blue Planet II losing out in the specialist factual category to a BBC Two documentary about Jean-Michel Basquiat. But the scene in which a pilot whale grieved for its dead calf, a scene which prompted much debate about pollution in the oceans, was voted by the public as the Virgin TV Must-See Moment. read more

WISHH Hosts Safe Cooking Training for Chefs in Myanmar and Cambodia

first_imgChef Eric Low creates a dish containing U.S. poultry at the Cambodian training session. Photo credit ASA/WISHHNearly 100 chefs in Cambodia and Myanmar were taught how to safely cook with U.S. poultry products this week. Through a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) funded Global Based Initiative (GBI), the American Soybean Association World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (ASA/WISHH) partnered with U.S.A. Poultry & Egg Export Council (USAPEEC) to deliver this training.Chef Eric Low, from Singapore, led the training in both countries. He presented on a wide range of topics, including “Food Science and How it Affects the Food Service Industry,” “The Nature and Types of U.S. Poultry” and “How to Properly Store, Cook and Handle Poultry Products.”Low also prepared several dishes that featured U.S. poultry in Asian and American cuisines. USAPEEC’s Southeast Regional Director, Margaret Say, also attended trainings in both countries.  U.S. poultry exports are very small to both countries at this time.ASA/WISHH is the lead cooperator on this GBI activity, with USAPEEC having an important role in developing the training content and working directly with Low. Four other cooperators developed training modules in 2016, which will be presented later in 2017 pending USDA funding.last_img read more

Fire officials propose temporary merger

first_imgCAMAS — The Camas and Washougal fire departments could soon become one, albeit for a temporary period.Officials from both departments told members of Camas and Washougal’s councils that a six-month merger would lower a projected $310,000 budget shortfall for emergency medical services. It would also show if and how a discussed permanent merger would work between the two departments, fire officials said.Council members did not vote on the proposal Monday. City government officials said such a vote would likely not happen until early May. But officials with both cities said the temporary merger proposal was significant. “It’s a huge step for the two communities to work together as one unit,” acting Camas Fire Chief Monte Brachmann said after the meeting. Camas is looking to hire a full-time fire chief by the end of May.“It gives us time to see if consolidation is the answer,” Camas Mayor Pro-Tem Scott Higgins added. “I sensed everyone’s aware of the problem and doing nothing is not an option. We have to do something.”Monday’s meeting at the Camas Library included presentations by Brachmann and Washougal Fire Chief Ron Schumacher outlining four possible options for reducing the deficit. The shortage stems from drastically reduced property tax revenue, they said.last_img read more

Work starts on Clark College STEM building

first_imgConstruction of a 70,000-foot STEM facility has impacted parking and pedestrian access to the west part of the Clark College campus. See the map for details.See detailed construction information at www.clarkcollegefoundation.org/construction.Construction crews from Skanska arrived at Clark College on Wednesday morning with heavy equipment and started preparation for a new science, technology, engineering and mathematics facility on a campus west of Fort Vancouver Way. The site formerly was a parking lot for the Clark College Foundation.Crews bulldozed trees, began moving earth and built a construction fence around the entire site along East Fourth Plain Boulevard and Fort Vancouver Way. Construction fencing and equipment have affected vehicle and pedestrian access to the foundation office. The parking lot between the foundation and the T building has been eliminated. Foundation visitors can use two parking spaces on Fourth Plain. All foot traffic to the foundation is accessible only from Fourth Plain. Walkers who previously cut through the woods on Fourth Plain to access the campus will not be able to do so, but must walk up Fort Vancouver Way. Bus riders coming to campus should not get off on Fourth Plain, but come up to Fort Vancouver Way.last_img read more

10 CEOs Lay Out Their Priorities for the Final Four Months of

first_imgPrev1 of 10NextUse your ← → (arrow) keys to browse In a media world moving as fast as it is right now, you can learn a lot just knowing what your peers and competitors are doing, and—depending on your position—what your boss expects. In the second of a regular Folio: series, we asked folks from around the industry to tell us, in their own words, where they’re headed between now and January.   ——— Our top priority through the end of the year is to grow the subscription communities for each of our portal websites, and the daily free newsletters associated with those websites, through SEO, social media, and enhanced content. These communities represent huge growth opportunities for enthusiast media, both print and digital. While growth targets for our subscriber communities are different (our WarfareHistoryNetwork.com portal, for instance, is only a year old, while OtakuUSAMagazine.com has been around for several years), we are looking at online incentives and giveaways to “throw gas on the flames” and drastically increase these subscriber communities by year’s end. We’re using individual store-by-store draw and sales data to more intelligently manage the newsstand distribution chain, which is still an important channel for us. We’re also purchasing carefully targeted retailer promotional programs in our best-selling chains, to shore up that distribution. Mark Hintz CEO, Sovereign/Homestead Magazine Publishing Sovereign/Homestead is an enthusiast media company with widely disparate brands serving a variety of markets, from log homes to history and sci fi, and anime and manga. Our overriding goal across is to shore up traditional magazine revenue streams, while looking for growth in brand extensions, one shots, portal websites and digital media.  Prev1 of 10NextUse your ← → (arrow) keys to browselast_img read more

POLICE LOG for September 8 Driver Issued Summons Driver Smoking Marijuana Landscapers

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights from the Wilmington Police Log for Saturday, September 8, 2018:Police notified DPW that the speed limit sign at Burlington Avenue and Roosevelt Road is obstructed by branches. (5:04am)A caller on Main Street complained of landscapers working at unreasonable hour. Police spoke with Fine Land Landscapers, who agreed to wrap up job momentarily and choose a better time in the future. (6:55am)A Hathaway Road caller reported her children came home from walking in the neighborhood and a notice a white Jeep operating erratically. Police were unable to locate. (5:59pm)Jaqueline C. Guimarres (39, Tewksbury) was is issued summons for Unlicensed Operation Of A Motor Vehicle and Failure To Stop/Yield. Driver was pulled over at Main Street and Middlesex Avenue. (6:33pm)A caller observed a female operator in the Lucci’s parking lot smoke marijuana then pulling onto 129 and driving towards Reading. Police unable to locate, but notified Reading Police. (9:02pm)Two parties were observed in the backseat of a vehicle on Gandalf Way. They were advised to move along. (11:03pm)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information.  An arrest does not constitute a conviction.  Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)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… RelatedPOLICE LOG for August 5: Driver Throws Beer Bottles; Syringe Found; Woburn Man Issued Summons; Texting While DrivingIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 3: Man Issued Summons For Resisting Arrest; Turkeys Struck In Roadway; Hit & RunIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for July 9: Police Issue 2 Summonses To Drivers; Windows Kicked In At BusinessIn “Police Log”last_img read more

EU unveils plans to take 50000 refugees from Africa Mideast

first_imgThe EU unveiled plans Wednesday to take at least 50,000 refugees directly from Africa, the Middle East and Turkey to discourage migrant boats from making the risky Mediterranean crossing.The European Commission said in a statement that it was “recommending a new EU resettlement scheme to bring at least 50,000 of the most vulnerable persons in need of international protection to Europe over the next two years.”last_img

Houstons Top Energy And Environmental Stories For 2017

first_img Listen This week, we’re wrapping up the year with a four-part series reviewing topics from our newsroom.Today, we look back the top stories concerning the energy industry in Houston and environmental issues facing the region with News 88.7’s Travis Bubenik.Of course, the biggest story this year for all of Greater Houston was Hurricane Harvey. Travis tells us how the storm affected the oil and gas industry here. And he recaps the environmental concerns that came with the storm, including the fires at the Arkema chemical plant near Crosby. X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Sharecenter_img 00:00 /10:20 LARRY D. MOORE/FLICKR (CC BY-SA 3.0) last_img read more

Tonight AFROs First Edition with Sean Yoes Monday March 21

first_imgListen at WEAA Live Stream: http://amber.streamguys.com.4020/live.m3uWe discuss national politics with commentators Catalina Byrd and Sean Breeze, including thoughts on President Obama’s historic trip to Cuba. Also a discussion with Maryland Del. Angela Angel about her legislation (Senate Bill 960), which would expand the definition of domestic violence to include harassment.These stories and more coming up this evening on AFRO’s First Edition with Sean Yoes.last_img

Game of Thrones Season 8 Teaser Hints at Gloomy Fate for the

first_img Game of Thrones’ last season is coming in April, and HBO’s latest teaser hinted a very bleak ending for the Stark family.On Sunday, HBO posted a new Game of Thrones Season 8 video on the show’s YouTube account. The trailer, which showed the Stark children walking through the crypts of Winterfell, revealed that Game of Thrones will return to HBO on April 14.The beginning of the trailer is spooky, because it shows Jon Snow, Sansa Stark, and Arya Stark roaming through an underground cemetery for their family. In the trailer, they pass by the tombs of Lyanna Stark and Ned Stark, and hear their voices.When Jon walks by, Lyanna whispers, “You have to protect him.” A feather also falls from her statue’s hand. When Sansa glances at Lyanna’s statue, Lyanna’s voice says, “All this horror that has come to my family.” Then, the camera focuses on Arya, and we also hear Lyanna’s voice say, “It’s all because I couldn’t love a motherless child.”Jon eventually passes Ned Stark’s statue, and Ned’s voice says, “You are a Stark. You might not have my name, but you have my blood.” (All the chills here.)Finally all three children meet and proceed further into the crypt. At the end of the hall, they discover a bleak surprise: Their are statues of each of them in the crypt, hinting that death is around the corner.Photo Credit: Game of Thrones/YouTubeBefore we have a moment to process all of this, Jon’s torch blows out and an eerie chill occupies the crypts. Catelyn’s feather freezes over, and there’s a massive cold front coming for the Starks. Each have their swords drawn, and of course HBO cuts the trailer there.Will the Starks somehow make it through the White Walker invasion? Will they die and come back to life as creatures themselves? We’ll have to wait for more Game of Thrones Season 8 details to find out.More on Geek.com:‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8 Footage Teases New AllianceNew ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8 Teaser Will Chill You to the Bone‘Game of Thrones’ Is Coming Back to HBO in April 2019 ‘Game of Thrones’ Director Explains Why Arya Ambushed the Night King’Game of Thrones’ Star Sophie Turner Predicts Sansa Stark’s Future Stay on targetlast_img read more

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They consume less potassium,in return they can put up there boards in the park, said Arya For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsMumbai | Published: February 8 2014 1:29 am Related News The arrest of a tea vendor and taxi driver three days ago for stealing a passenger’s bag at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA) has raised concerns over the presence of unauthorised individuals outside the terminals who have easy access to the multi-level parking lot where the crime was committed The bag contained cash and valuables worth nearly Rs 40000 and some American currency the police said adding that it has been recovered from the possession of the suspect According to the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) the suspect took advantage of the fact that the bag was placed behind a pillar and not visible to security cameras The CISF said the incident took place on Tuesday when a couple came to the airport to receive their daughter who had arrived in the city from Dubai at 5 am The Mahalaxmi-based family had parked its car on the second floor of the GVK-operated parking lot at the (CSIA) “The family loaded the luggage into a trolley and took it to the parking lot Once there however they left behind the girl’s bag which contained two Apple iPads an iPhone $460 Rs 5000 in Indian currency her passport and clothes They only realised what they had forgotten when they reached home Immediately they went back to the airport” said Ravindra Patil senior inspector Sahar police station When the family went back to where they had left the bag they found it missing said the police They informed the airport manager who in turn directed her to the CISF “We first scanned CCTV footage of the parking lot and saw a man lurking around there He was seen at the parking lot when the family was the loading the luggage and also after it left He was then seen standing at the pillar where the family had left the bag” said a CISF officer The officer said that the tea vendor Sarvant Yadav (45) was well aware of the presence of CCTV cameras and did not pick up the bag Instead he approached his friend Santoshkumar Singh (35) a taxi driver and persuaded him to drive into the parking lot and grab the bag The CCTV footage from the parking lot shows the taxi stopping for a few seconds behind the pillar and then moving ahead said the officer “Based on suspicion we picked up Yadav for questioning Under interrogation he confessed to have committed the crime and led us to Singh who had taken the bag home The bag has been recovered” said the officer Both Yadav and Singh have been charged under several sections of the IPC and remanded to police custody for three days mumbainewsline@expressindiacom For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: April 28 2013 1:06 am Related News Border Security Force (BSF) added three fold medals to its tally on the third day of the All India Police watersports championship being held at Sukhna Lake on Saturday The BSF sportspersons won gold in canoeing-1Kayaking-2 and canoeing-4 Indo-Tibetan Border Police won two gold medals- in kayaking-1 and kayaking-4 While ITBP dominated on Day Twothe third day belonged to BSF as they started on a good note by winning old in canoeing-1 Constable Ankit Pachori clocked 5:0133 seconds to claim gold G Suresh of Andhra Pradesh Police and Haroon Stanly of SSB won silber and brone with 5:0585 and 5:0616 seconds respectively Thenconstable Renjith M and Rohit Kumar gave them the second gold of the day by winning the kayaking-2 title They took 4:1982 secondsleaving behind S Dharmender Singh and Ashok Malik of CRPFand Zahoor Ahmad and Pravaiz Ahmad of J&K Police at second and third places with 4:2040 and 4:2424 seconds respectively The third gold came in the form of canoeing-4 when Arun KumarSatish KumarMutuman Bony Singh and Ankit Pachori clocked 4:2820 seconds to win the title ITBP won the first gold when constable Francis Xaviar took 4:1887 seconds in kayaking-1 In Kayaking-4Robindra SinghGurmej SinghBinsu Joseph and Pankaj Kumar after clocking 3:4980 seconds Central Reserve Police Force also won a gold medal The gold came in the form of canoeing-2 in which Manoj Rawal and Nilkanta Singh clocked 4:3530 seconds for the effort For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Aditi Raja | Vadodara | Published: May 5 2014 5:19 am Congress Vadodara candidate Madhusudan Mistry Related News As the Lok Sabha elections in Uttar Pradesh (UP) reach the slog overs political leaders from Vadodara have now shifted base to the epicentre of action While Congress Vadodara candidate Madhusudan Mistry is heading the party’s election activity as the UP in-charge about two dozen BJP leaders from Vadodara and the state are headed to various Parliamentary constituencies in UP to campaign for the party especially Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi With the election battle in Vadodara coming to an end on April 30 leaders have now begun moving to pitch for their parties in the last days of the UP campaign About 25 BJP leaders from the state are heading to UP in batches to contribute to the campaigning ahead of the fast approaching polling date Among those who are already in UP are Modi’s Vadodara election agent and city party president Bharat Dangar the Panchmahals in-charge Shabdasharan Brahmabhatt Mayor Bharat Shah and MLA Yogesh Patel On Monday incumbent MP Balkrishna Shukla and other local leaders will leave for UP Leaders are tight-lipped about their “role” in the UP campaign but they anonymously say they have been asked to “replicate” the booth-wise voter mobilisation model in UP to ensure an easy win for the party A party leader says “There are top Gujarat leaders who are being handed over the responsibility of seat-wise constituencies in UP They are expected to oversee the micro-level booth management along with local leaders as the system has been very organised in Gujarat Modiji has requested the Gujarat leaders to pitch in with the booth-level management as it has brought much better voting percentages this time in the state” Leaders say that since the dialect is different in UP leaders from Gujarat will not actively undertake “door-to-door” campaigns However they will interact with people in nukkad meetings The concentration of Gujarat leaders is interestingly centered in seats around Varanasi from where Modi is contesting These include Azamgarh Gorakhpur Mau Chandauli Mirzapur and Ghazipur among others Dangar told The Indian Express “We are here to boost the momentum of the campaign after an upbeat performance in Vadodara We will help the local leaders push the campaign in the last days so that voters reach the polling stations Many leaders from the state including Surat and Valsad will be reaching here by Tuesday” Incumbent MP Shukla says he is planning to take the road to Mau 140 kms from Varanasi where he will interact with voters for the party in consultation with the local BJP leaders The reason for choosing the over 1700 kms road to Mau is “unavailability of tickets” Shukla says “I might reach on Wednesday as the road will be a longer journey I am planning to do so because there is a crunch of return tickets for May 10 and we have to be back here in time for counting days” BJP MLA from Manjalpur Yogesh Patel however is in UP for the second time this elections to campaign for Maneka Gandhi’s son Varun in Sultanpur On his previous two-week tour in April Patel had actively scoured the Pilibhit constituency for “Manekaben” and now it is time to prepare the ground for Varun’s victory he says Patel who was in the middle of a Varun-Maneka joint rally in Sultanpur on Sunday evening said “I am concentrating on Sultanpur I might also visit Varanasi for Modiji on the last day (May 10) The response from people is overwhelming” A group of about 25 members of the Muslim Rashtriya Manch led by Ghani Qureshi from Vadodara is also campaigning for Modi in Varanasi this week On the other hand Modi’s rival contestant in Vadodara Mistry is currently stationed in Lucknow He left Vadodara immediately after the polling day to take charge of the situation there A Congress leader in Vadodara says “Mistryji has the responsibility of UP on his shoulders and contesting from Vadodara has meant division of his concentration and time He has rushed back to ensure things are in order in UP as it is a challenge to be the state in-charge” Mistry said “I have arrived here to oversee the campaigning in the state as we have reached the crucial stage here” For all the latest Ahmedabad News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: January 22 2017 3:55 am The suspect in police custody Top News A 61-YEAR-OLD retired employee of a private firm Azad Kumar Singh of Sector 28 was cheated of Rs 955 lakh on the pretext of providing him money of his matured insurance policies along with a bonus after ‘investing’ his money The police have claimed that the case has been solved with the arrest of a Delhi resident Ravi Singh a former call centre employee The suspect was remanded in two days’ police custody Saturday A total of Rs 955 lakh was transferred in multiple accounts by the victim during a period of nearly six months and later when Azad checked the status of his insurance policies and bonus from the relevant companies they denied having made any calls to him Watch what else is making news: Azad said “Three agents had contacted me introducing themselves as employees of an insurance company Initially they said they would provide my matured insurance policy with huge bonus and instructed me to deposit the security money” The complainant further maintained “Later I started receiving calls on the behalf of ‘RBI’ and IRDA convincing me to accept the offers” Police said two of the six accounts in which money was deposited by the victim were verified and two persons were traced The two persons revealed the name of their “common friend” Ravi who had been using their accounts for last six months Inspector HS Sekhon in-charge of cyber cell said “Ravi has confessed” A case was registered at Sector 26 police station For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: July 30 2016 3:13 am Photo for representational purpose (Source: File photo) Top News The Kurar Police on Friday registered a case against one of its own constables who allegedly stole at least Rs 18 lakh from the recovery section of the police station over the last few years The constable identified as Ramzan Tadvi was responsible for maintaining the stolen property section and is suspected to have stolen small amounts over a period of time thus managing to stay under the radar till now Senior police inspector L Vhanmane said Tadvi had been in-charge of the property recovery wing around June last year “There is a cupboard in the police station where all the recovered cash and valuables are kept Only Tadvi has the keys It was his job to send the cash and valuables to the court on the day when the matter was being heard He then has to get the valuables back to the police station after the day’s hearing” said Vhanmane “We suspect that over the years with each case he would pocket some amount of cash and jewellery while transporting it to the court” The case came to light when an annual audit was done and a new person was appointed in his place The new officer brought to the notice of the police inspector that the articles kept in the cupboard do not match the paperwork “During the government audit these allegations were looked into They found that valuables and cash worth as much as Rs 18 lakh was missing from the cupboard” said Vhanmane Watch Video: What’s making news An inquiry revealed Tadvi’s role in all this Accordingly an FIR was registered When they reached his residence to arrest him he was not present there “We are on the lookout for him” said a senior officer For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsNottingham: Teenage opener Haseeb Hameed has been included in England’s Test squad for the tour of Bangladesh Haseeb Hameed has had a good year for Lancashire Image courtesy: ECB The 19-year-old Lancashire batsmanwas included after a successful season for the Red Rose county and following current England opener Alex Hales to opt out of the tour on security grounds Yorkshire’s Joe Root for so long the mainstay of the England batting in all three formats will be rested for the three ODIs which begin on 7 October but will join the squad for the Tests that follow Meanwhile Surrey captain Gareth Batty whose last Test match came in 2005 has been recalled at the age of 38 alongwith clubmatespinner Zafar Ansari? “Evangeline is an amazing actress. Not only this, Shagun is worried that Shobhana and Ishita will together now and irritate her more. After taking premature retirement from the Indian army, IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: Reuters | London | Published: June 28.

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