Man accused of molesting U.S. tourist gets bail

first_imgPanaji: A magistrate’s court in North Goa on Wednesday granted bail to Isidore Fernandes, accused of molesting a tourist from the U.S., on condition that he will appear before the investigating officer whenever called for.The accused has been charged under Sections 354 and 354(A) of the IPC for sexual harassment and molestation case.Earlier in the day, a Goa police official went to Mumbai to record the statement of the woman tourist who had complained about the molestation while she was in Goa recently leading to arrest of Mr. Fernandes on Tuesday.The complainant had made the complaint to Goa police on email, Ms. Chandan Choudhary, Superintendent of Police, North Goa told The Hindu on Wednesday afternoon.last_img read more

Sena’s Vijay Auti elected Assembly Deputy Speaker

first_imgWith barely a year left for the Maharashtra to go to polls, Shiv Sena MLA Vijay Auti was on Friday elected unopposed as the Deputy Speaker of the Assembly. The post was vacant for over four years and the selection of the Sena MLA on this post is seen as Bharatiya Janata Party and the Sena on a path to bury their differences. Independent MLA Bacchu Kadu had filed a nomination for the post with support from two MLAs of All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen but withdrew from the competition Friday morning. Mr Auti, a three-term MLA from Ahmednagar’s Parner constituency is one of the senior-most leaders of the Sena. “I will try my best to uphold the traditions of the August House. My appointment is being seen as an indication of a possible alliance between two parties. But I have been given the responsibility of such a post that I cannot make political comments,” he said, thanking the House for electing him unanimously.Leader of Opposition Radhakrishna Vikhe-Patil congratulated Mr. Auti, saying he will not curb the voice of the Opposition. Nationalist Congress Party leader Ajit Pawar said that Sena president Uddhav Thackeray’s trip to Ayodhya seem to have helped the party. Meanwhile, the Deputy Chairman’s post in the State Council is yet to be filled. According to sources, Sena’s Neelam Gorhe is a leading contender. However, with the Opposition having more numbers than the ruling parties in the Upper House, the former seems to be forcing a delay in the process of announcement of election.last_img read more

US Open fashion: Crystals, shapes and knee-high socks

first_imgNadal says it’s noisy under US Open roof, despite changes Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim LATEST STORIES After her first-round upset of No. 2-seeded Simona Halep, a triumphant Sharapova even gave her fashion choices a little plug.“Behind all these Swarovski crystals and little black dresses, this girl has a lot of grit,” she said.But for those seeking to get Sharapova’s dress to make the ultimate tennis club entrance, it won’t come cheap. Nike stores sell them for $500 — $700 for the matching warm-up jacket.The prevailing fashion theme at Flushing Meadows seemed to be designs with geometric shapes of color, bold but more understated than last year’s fluorescent reds, oranges and yellows. (Rafael Nadal bucked that trend with a bright pink shirt).Rising star Dominic Thiem led a slew of players wearing Adidas’ most ubiquitous kit, also designed by Williams, featuring big rectangles of red, blue and yellow. Top-seeded woman Karolina Pliskova wore a Fila skirt made up of tiny triangles of blue and red.And then there was tour rebel Fabio Fognini, whose rain-delayed match Tuesday was expected to feature him in one of the most daring designs of all: a mostly black outfit from Hydrogen emblazoned on the back with a huge tattoo-like design of a snarling rattlesnake ready to strike.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Gamescenter_img Alexander Zverev, of Germany, returns as shot to Darian King, of Barbados, during the first round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)NEW YORK — Crystals, shapes and knee-high socks.Some players at this year’s U.S. Open are making daring fashion choices that scream everything from shimmering sophistication to retro dorky. And in the age of social media, the reaction — good and bad — can come in as fast as a 120-mph serve.ADVERTISEMENT Zverev himself acknowledged after his match ended early Tuesday that he was thinking about doing the same, but was mindful Williams was sitting in his spectator box.“Obviously I didn’t want to disappoint him and put them down a little while he’s watching me,” he said.Maria Sharapova got a much different reaction when she took the court Monday under the lights at Ashe, her first Grand Slam appearance after serving a 15-month ban from the game for doping. The Russian sported a black Nike mini dress that featured lace in the sleeveless top and shimmering Swarovski crystals dotting the skirt.“She’s got lace AND sequins,” Chris Evert commented during the ESPN broadcast. “She’s all sparkly.”Sharapova said in an interview with Vogue that she and designer Riccardo Tisci chose black for her night matches because it is the same color she wore on her way to her lone U.S. Open title in 2006 and because it evokes the image of “Audrey Hepburn and her classic Givenchy dress.”ADVERTISEMENT Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul MOST READ Take the Twitter backlash to No. 4-seeded Alexander Zverev’s getup for his first-round match: a pinstriped shirt and striped headband that evoked Bjorn Borg, and striped knee-high socks that some fans compared to Will Ferrell’s 1970s basketball player look from the movie “Semi-Pro.”It was part of a line designed for Adidas by Pharrell Williams, the musical artist behind the hit “Happy.” Critics of his Zverev ensemble were more “Snarky.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“Zverev’s socks make me want to vomit,” said one Twitter critic. Added others: “Preoccupied with Zverev’s schoolgirl-meets-Borg look.” … “He was moving slow because he was wearing an extra 10 pounds of socks.”Even the Adidas store a few steps away from Arthur Ashe Stadium seemed to downplay the $35 knee-highs in its picture-window displays. Mannequins wore them scrunched down around their ankles. View commentslast_img read more

EPL: Fit-again Eden Hazard ready for Chelsea return

first_imgBelgium forward Eden Hazard is fit and available for Chelsea’s trip to Bournemouth on Saturday after more than a month out with a hip injury, manager Guus Hiddink said.Hazard, last season’s Premier League Player of the Year, has not played since the second leg of Chelsea’s Champions League clash with Paris St-Germain.”He is available and will travel,” Hiddink told a news conference on Friday. “Not for the whole game, but he’s available to play.”This week he trained physically without any complaints, which is a good signal. He was very lively.”Hazard’s return to fitness will also be a boost for his country’s preparations for the European Championship which begins in June.Captain John Terry is also close to a return from an Achilles problem although he will not play at Bournemouth, despite travelling.”He has his treatment here and he’s done individual training. I’m hoping he’ll step up next week and we’ll see how it goes for the last couple of games,” Hiddink said.Reigning champions Chelsea are 10th in the table after a disappointing campaign but could still have a large say in who wins this season’s crown.Leaders Leicester City go to Stamford Bridge on the last day of the season and Tottenham Hotspur, five points behind Leicester in second place, travel to west London on May 2.Interim manager Hiddink, who has just five matches left in charge before making way for Antonio Conte, said his side would make it difficult for both title chasers.advertisement”Every game I see on the training pitch, whether it’s seven-a-side, eight-a-side or 10-a-side they are fully committed to winning, which means they are not fading away,” he said.”All the games we have, whatever is at stake, Chelsea will play to try to win.”last_img read more

Blow for Man Utd as Fellaini suffers injury

first_imgManchester United Man Utd’s injury concerns mount as Fellaini suffers possible ligament damage Jamie Smith Last updated 2 years ago 05:30 10/8/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(3) Marouane Fellaini Getty Images Manchester United Bosnia-Herzegovina Bosnia-Herzegovina v Belgium Liverpool v Manchester United Belgium Liverpool Premier League WC Qualification Europe With Paul Pogba and Michael Carrick already out, Jose Mourinho could now be without the Belgium midfielder for the Premier League game at Liverpool Marouane Fellaini is an injury doubt for Manchester United’s Premier League match at Liverpool after limping out of Belgium’s World Cup qualifier away to Bosnia-Herzegovina on Saturday.A resurgent Fellaini has scored three Premier League goals this season, as well as netting in the Champions League defeat of Basel at Old Trafford, after stepping up in the absence of the injured Paul Pogba.Lithuania 8/1 to beat England Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. But the midfielder was replaced in the 29th minute of Belgium’s match in Sarajevo after going down with an injury sustained to his left knee.Belgium manager Roberto Martínez said after the match that he was fearful that  the midfielder has suffered a knee ligament injury.”We are all worried about Fellaini,” Martinez was quoted as saying by Sky Sports.”We fear that there is ligament damage.”An official from the Royal Belgian Football Association added: “It is something to be worried about on first sight. Ligaments, left knee. More news [on Sunday].”And with Michael Carrick struggling to shake off a knock that has kept him out of Premier League action all season, Jose Mourinho’s midfield options are likely to be severely restricted for the trip to Anfield on October 14.29′ OUT: @Fellaini IN: Leander Dendoncker ! #BIHBEL #RoadtoRussia #WCQ— BelgianRedDevils (@BelRedDevils) October 7, 2017Ander Herrera looks set to partner Nemanja Matic in midfield, with Daley Blind and Juan Mata among the other alternatives to play in the middle of the park.Romelu Lukaku also missed Belgium’s match against Bosnia-Herzegovina, with the on-form striker unavailable for Roberto Martinez’s side due to an ankle problem.United are only behind rivals Manchester City on goal difference at the top of the Premier League, both sides having taken 19 points from their first seven fixtures.Belgium were 1-0 up at the time of the 29-year-old’s substitution, with a thrilling match eventually ending 4-3 in the favour of Martinez’s men, who had already booked their place at the tournament in Russia.last_img read more

Real Madrid can still win La Liga – Zidane

first_imgReal Madrid Real Madrid can still win La Liga – Zidane defiant on title hopes Jamie Smith 22:09 3/2/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(7) Zinedine Zidane Getty Images Real Madrid Primera División Getafe Real Madrid v Getafe Barcelona v Atlético Madrid Barcelona Atlético Madrid Zinédine Zidane His side may be 15 points behind leaders Barcelona, but the two-time Champions League-winning boss thinks the gap can still be bridged Zinedine Zidane maintains Real Madrid can win the La Liga title for the second year running, despite his side sitting 15 points behind rivals Barcelona.Defeat at Espanyol last time out leaves Madrid with a huge task to catch Barca over the 12 remaining games, although on Thursday Ernesto Valverde’s men were held to a 1-1 draw at lowly Las Palmas.Atletico Madrid are putting pressure on Barca, Diego Simeone’s side taking 37 points from the last 42 on offer to cut the gap to five ahead of their trip to Camp Nou on Sunday. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Madrid have a chance to move closer to the top two with a home game against Getafe on Saturday, with Zidane still believing Los Blancos can defend their title.”What we have to do is win games, that’s all,” Zidane told a pre-match news conference on Friday. “Keep going to the end of the season. That’s what we have to do and that’s what we have to think about.”It’s not easy to go out and win all the games but it’s what the players have to try and do. If we’re always motivated and thinking about the game, then we can achieve something great. “There’s always a league – it’s right to the end for every team. Perhaps everyone thinks the league is over but in football you can never give up. That’s what we have to do. We have to get it into our heads that our remaining league games are important.”We’re going to fight until the end of the league. It’s complicated but it’s not impossible, that’s the difference between what I say and what you [the media] say. It’s difficult, it’s very difficult, but it’s not impossible.”We went on a run of five wins, that’s football. Last Tuesday against Espanyol, we were angry to lose but we didn’t expect to lose. We made some mistakes. When things go wrong you can’t just think about that, you have to look at the positives. Think about what we were doing before.”It will be difficult, yes, but it won’t be impossible. Look what’s happening between the first and second teams, only five points different. Did you expect that? If Atletico win then it’s only two points. Did anyone expect that? The league still exists and I’m an optimist, always, until the very end.”@Cristiano’s goals @GetafeCFHe has scored 21 times against Getafe in LaLiga!  #RMLiga— Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadriden) March 1, 2018Inconsistency has dogged Madrid this season, Zidane’s side recording three heavy home wins in succession in La Liga, although they have failed to beat Fuenlabrada, Numancia and Leganes in the Copa del Rey at the Santiago Bernabeu.And Zidane called for Madrid to renew their focus for Saturday’s home game with Getafe, although attention is being drawn to Tuesday’s clash with Paris Saint-Germain in the second leg of their last-16 Champions League tie.”We’ve just lost a game and we want to do all we can to go and get a victory,” Zidane said. “We’ve got to do the most we can on the pitch, we studied the opponent but we concentrate on ourselves. We have to go out and give everything.”All the teams play well, it’s the reality of playing against good, motivated teams. They’ll be really focused, it’s one of the biggest games of the year for them. We have to go into these games in the same way.”Anyone can have an opinion and feelings about how the squad is, if we are in good shape or not. What I think is we have won nothing yet. What I like to think is the games we have coming up give us a chance to show our quality and prove ourselves.”We played well in the first game [against PSG] and against Espanyol we played well too. But nothing is certain in football. You don’t know what you can achieve and that will always be the same. Tomorrow is a big game and we have to show the form we’re in.”last_img read more

9 months agoMarseille urged to move for Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi

first_imgTagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Marseille urged to move for Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayiby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFrench pundit Pierre Menes has urged Olympique Marseille to re-sign Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi.The Belgian has just had his loan at Valencia cut short and will not be returning to the Blues.Instead, Valencia are helping Batshuayi to find a new club.Menes, meanwhile, says OM should move for him:Houhou l’OM c’est pas une bonne idée ça? RT @lequipe Valence : Michy Batshuayi officiellement indésirable— Pierre Ménès (@PierreMenes) January 10, 2019 last_img read more

Man shot dead in Karol Bagh neighbour arrested

first_imgNew Delhi: A 31-year-old man was shot dead by his neighbour in Karol Bagh area on Saturday late night. Police said that they have arrested the killer and solved the case within 24 hours. Police identified the accused as Kamal Chauhan (32).The weapon of offence one country-made pistol along with two live cartridges has been recovered. One Rajender Singh reported that on the intervening night of 08-09 June, his son Mohit was shot by his neighbour by a pistol nearby his house and escaped. Also Read – Cylinder blast kills mother and daughter in Karawal NagarThe injured was shifted to BLK Hospital where he was declared brought dead. Deceased’s family member said that Mohit was going to chemist shop with her daughter when the accused shot him. “Mohit’s father tried to catch him but Kamal fled,” added family member. Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (Central) Amit Sharma said that the accused has one previous case against him and he was absconding from his house after the incident. The accused Kamal Chauhan was arrested from the area of Narela Industrial Area in the afternoon of Sunday while he was trying to flee from Delhi to Jharkhand in his car.”The accused revealed that he and the deceased were close friends but some trivial issues were raised between them sometime before. On the day of the incident, a heated argument took place between them and the accused shot the deceased with his pistol in an alley near the house and flee from the spot,” police said. The accused Chauhan has a manufacturing unit of jeans in Narela Industrial area.last_img read more

Zoya Ritesh invited as Oscar Academy members

first_imgLos Angeles: Filmmakers Zoya Akhtar, Anurag Kashyap and Ritesh Batra as well as veteran actor Anupam Kher are among the 842 artistes and executives invited as members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The invitees, according to the official Oscars’ website, have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures. The 2019 class is 50 per cent women, 29 per cent people of colour, and represents 59 countries. Those who accept the invitations will be the only additions to the Academy’s membership in 2019. Also Read – Rihanna to release 500-page ‘visual’ autobiographyKashyap, whose credits include Gangs of Wasseypur and Dev.D, acknowledged the invitation with a tweet that read: “#WeAreTheAcademy” Actor Archie Panjabi, who has Indian roots and featured in A Mighty Heart and Bend It Like Beckham, has also been invited to join the Academy, as has Nisha Ganatra, a Canadian actor, film director, film producer, and screenwriter of Indian descent. “What an honour to be part of the Academy! Thank you,” Archie tweeted. Guneet Monga, Ali Fazal and Reema Kagti were among those who extended congratulatory messages to the new invitees.last_img read more

BCCI accepts Karthiks apology on violation of contract clauses matter closed

first_imgNew Delhi: The BCCI on Monday accepted Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik’s unconditional apology for violating a clause of his central contract by watching a Caribbean Premier League match from a participating team’s dressing room. India discard Karthik tendered an “unconditional apology” for violating BCCI’s central contract clause by watching a Caribbean Premier League game from the Shah Rukh Khan co-owned Trinbago Knight Riders’ dressing room. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh “The BCCI has accepted Dinesh Karthik’s apology and the matter is now a closed chapter,” a Board official told PTI. As per the central contract, Karthik, who has played 26 Tests and 94 ODIs for India, should have taken permission from the BCCI before attending the match. His contract bars him from being associated with any private league. Karthik is the captain of IPL franchise Kolkata Knight Riders but being seen in a Trinbago Jersey, while watching the match from the dressing room, prompted the BCCI to issue a show cause notice, asking why his central contract should not be cancelled. Karthik, in his reply, submitted that he went to Port of Spain on KKR coach Brendon McCullum’s request and watched the match wearing the TKR jersey on the New Zealander’s insistence.last_img read more

Bartering community Bunz faces questions about ethos with cryptocurrency plan

first_imgTORONTO – Bunz, the Canadian online bartering community known for promoting a cash-free economy, is not abandoning its ethos with plans to launch its own cryptocurrency, company CEO Sascha Mojtahedi said Monday in the wake of some user revolt.Founded in Toronto in 2013 by Emily Bitze, Bunz began as a Facebook group that encouraged users to trade their unwanted goods rather than seeking cash. Because users’ wish lists didn’t always align neatly, booze, transit tokens and — somewhat controversially — gift cards became commonly requested in trades.On Monday, Bunz announced it was launching BTZ, a digital currency for the community that can also be used at participating retailers. Mojtahedi said BTZ is not yet an actual cryptocurrency but the plan is to eventually convert it into one. New and existing users of the Bunz app will get 1,000 units of BTZ, which the company says has a current value of about three coffees.“Because it’s a bartering community we’ve had a number of issues around value disparity … the divisibility of goods and all these problems can be solved by a cryptocurrency,” Mojtahedi said.“I think this just gives our community more flexibilty.”The initial reaction to the announcement on social media leaned negative, with Facebook user Melissa Neill writing “So much for subverting capitalism” and Ray Wilkes posting “RIP Bunz spirit & integrity.”“Develop something to help poor people get around the financial constraints of capitalism. Capitalize the hell out of it. Develop your own currency for it (but don’t call it money lol). Stand back and watch something that was once beautiful die a protracted, awkward death,” Wilkes added.Mojtahedi said the launch of BTZ should not be seen as Bunz heading in a new corporate direction, even though the company has secured funding from institutional investors.“I actually see it as doubling down rather than diverging from the ethos Bunz represents,” he said.Khatereh Vesal, a self-professed “crypto nerd and Bunz nerd,” said she has no issues with the use of cryptocurrencies on Bunz, but objected to the fact that the company’s announcement claimed BTZ was an actual cryptocurrency.“It’s like they just kind of decided this was a neat idea — and it might be, as a loyalty points program kind of thing — but we have to be very careful what we’re calling it because it’s not technically on a blockchain yet and it’s not really even an initial coin offering yet,” Vesal said, adding she wished the company had more information for users lined up before making its announcement.Mojtahedi said Bunz wanted “to create something that people could interact with” and “learn from the data and the information and the (user) behaviours” before converting BTZ into a cryptocurrency. He added that it’s not yet determined whether there would be a mining element to the cryptocurrency as is the case with Bitcoin.“I think we’re looking at a number of different solutions around mining that are pretty different than the way the market approaches it currently,” Mojtahedi said.While the local businesses that are now accepting BTZ have essentially set a baseline value for the currency — one Toronto cafe is charging 300 BTZ for a latte while a bar is asking 600 BTZ for a pint of beer or order of fries — Mojtahedi said he doesn’t want to interfere in setting its value. He also wants to avoid speculation in the currency.“We’re not offering any inference of the foreign exchange value because we don’t know, we’re really just starting. We’ve established a value with our shops and we think it’s an opportunity to learn from the community themselves rather than trying to peg some value to this currency,” he said.Jean-Paul Lam, an associate professor of economics at the University of Waterloo, has used Bunz as an example when teaching students about concepts around money as a medium of exchange and bartering.“Any type of barter system creates problems with finding partners and you have to spend a huge amount of time to find the right partner and find an exchange that would be satisfying to both parties. So I can understand why they are trying to introduce that medium of exchange that is standardized,” Lam said.“But at the same time, it completely defeats the purpose of what it was in the first place, which was a cashless society that would exchange goods for goods.”last_img read more

CM BJP manifesto fresh set of jumlas

first_imgNEW DELHI: AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal on Monday termed BJP’s manifesto as a “fresh set of jumlas” and said Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party chief Amit Shah did not have the courage to say why demonetisation was done and farmers were pushed towards destruction.Reminding the PM of his party’s 2014 promise of granting full statehood to Delhi, CM Kejriwal said the present manifesto does not have any mention of it which meant that Modi is lying and in turn making it even more difficult for people to believe in him. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder”BJP unveils a fresh set of jumlas without telling the country what is the fate of its 2014 jumlas. Modi-Shah don’t have the courage to speak on why demonetisation was done ? What happened to two crore jobs? Why were farmers pushed towards destruction?” he said in a tweet. Eyeing to retain power, the BJP on Monday made a plethora of poll promises, including expeditious construction of Ram temple, firmly dealing with terrorism, doubling farmers’ income in the next three years, making India the third-largest economy globally by 2030, and scrapping Article 370 of the Constitution that gave a special status to J&K.last_img read more

Iraqi Government agrees to move Iranian Kurd refugees to safer area –

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCR) was informed that the Iraqi Prime Minister’s Office approved the proposed plan to relocate Al Tash camp’s remaining population – virtually cut off from aid since the start of the war in 2003 – to a much safer location near Suleimaniyah, in northern Iraq. “Another 3,200 former Al Tash residents have already moved up to the Suleimaniyah region on their own initiative, and have been helped by the local authorities, UNHCR and other agencies to settle in to their new home area,” said UNHCR spokesperson Jennifer Pagonis in Geneva today. The local authorities in Suleimaniyah have also approved the relocation of the remaining Al Tash population, and a recent UNHCR survey revealed that most of the camp’s population will be “more than happy” to make the move. Separately, the UNHCR announced another “breakthrough” involving refugees living in Iraq at the time of the war, as some 743 refugees, mainly Iranian Kurds who have been living in a “no man’s land” camp between Jordan and Iraq for up to two years, moved on Sunday to Ruweished camp, some 60 kilometres inside Jordan. “Although conditions in Ruweished are far from perfect, it is nevertheless distinctly preferable to the no man’s land camp, which was extremely difficult to access, potentially at considerable physical risk, and was under no state’s jurisdiction,” said Ms. Pagonis. UNHCR says it will now redouble its efforts to persuade states – either within the region or elsewhere – to provide solutions for the people relocated from no man’s land and for the 127 people, mostly Palestinians, who were already housed in Ruweished. read more

Brexit advert by loans firm encouraging food stockpiling is banned for being

The lender said they would not use the ad again and would ensure they “considered public sensitivities more thoroughly”.The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) said the ad was likely to put emotional pressure on readers to the effect that it was sensible to go further than they would otherwise have been able to afford by taking out a loan, and that, if they did not, they risked being unable to feed themselves or their families.The ASA said: “We considered that the ad’s references to possible food shortages and the stockpiling of food were likely to play on some people’s concerns regarding Brexit, including financially vulnerable consumers who were already struggling or worrying about their financial situation.”We therefore concluded that the ad was irresponsible.”The ASA ruled that the ad must not appear again in its current form, adding: “We told Peachy to ensure future ads did not send an irresponsible message about debt to readers by, for example, putting emotional pressure on them to take out a short-term loan.” An ad for a high-cost loan which used uncertainty around Brexit to encourage consumers to stockpile food has been banned for being socially irresponsible.A January 24 email from Cash On Go, trading as, a financial services company specialising in short-term loans, stated: “No one really knows what’s going on with this whole Brexit malarkey… and some say it could affect the amount of food available…”We do not want to believe that Brexit will impact the amount of food available but it’s still a good idea to have a little stockpile ready. That way you’re always prepared for the worst.”Bold text stated “In case of emergency press here,” and offered a promotional discount.A reader complained that the ad irresponsibly encouraged people to take out a loan by playing on their fears.Peachy said the ad referred to Brexit to make it topical and to reflect some situations where people might find it difficult to fully prepare for unexpected scenarios.It believed the mention of Brexit was made in a light-hearted manner to avoid causing any actual concerns. 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. read more

I feel bad Castaway arrives home after year adrift at sea

first_imgSPORTING A BUSHY beard and clutching a can of Coke, a castaway who says he survived more than a year adrift in the Pacific Ocean arrived in the Marshall Islands capital Majuro today.A male nurse had to help the man previously identified as Jose Ivan down the gangplank of a police patrol boat after a 22-hour trip from the remote coral atoll where he washed ashore last week after apparently setting sail from Mexico on December 24, 2012.Epic voyageAbout 1,000 curious onlookers crowded the dock for a glimpse of the long-haired fisherman, who smiled and waved briefly before he was whisked away for a medical check-up at Majuro Hospital.The castaway told US ambassador Thomas Armbruster, who was acting as an interpreter for Marshall Islands authorities, that he was originally from El Salvador but had been living in Mexico for 15 years before his epic voyage.“He said he is a shrimp and shark fisherman,” Armbruster said Monday in Majuro minutes after talking to him. “He looked better than one would expect.”And foreign ministry officials said he told them during a debriefing that he was a 37-year-old whose full name was Jose Salvador Albarengo.He said he lived in Tapachula, near the Mexican border with Guatemala, and worked for a company named Camoronera Dela Costa.Albarengo said he was on a shark-fishing expedition with a youth named Xiquel when strong winds blew them off course and they became lost.Albarengo said the boy, described as 15- to 18-years old, died a few weeks into the ordeal because he could not eat raw bird meat.DisorientatedThe surviving fisherman was found disorientated and clad only in ragged underpants last Thursday, after his 7.3-metre fibreglass boat floated onto a reef at Ebon Atoll, the southernmost cluster of coral islands in the Marshalls.Unable to speak English, he communicated to his rescuers through pictures and gestures that he had survived the 12,500 kilometre odyssey by eating turtles, birds and fish and drinking turtle blood when there was no rain.Marshall Islands immigration chief Damien Jacklick said authorities were still gathering information and the foreign affairs department planned to contact overseas officials to arrange his repatriation. With the help of the US ambassador, we were able to obtain information on his family members in El Salvador and the United States. We hope this information will help us track down his family.Medics plan to give Albarengo a thorough check before he is interviewed by detectives.He spoke briefly to a Spanish interpreter via a faltering radio link over the weekend while still at Ebon Atoll and said he was keen to return home.“I feel bad,” he said of his physical and mental state.I am so far away. I don’t know where I am or what happened.- © AFP, 2014Read: Castaway survived 16 months adrift at sea by eating turtles>last_img read more

Update Missing Vancouver boy found

first_imgUpdate 2/21/2017: Damen Jollymore, a Vancouver boy who went missing earlier this month, has been located and is safe with Oregon authorities, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.******Officials are asking residents to watch for a Vancouver boy who has been missing since Feb. 4.Damen Jollymore was last seen at his home, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office. The sheriff’s office also said the boy has an emotional condition that doesn’t require medication but may cause confusion or stress.The boy was described as white, 5 feet 3 inches tall and weighing 100 pounds. He has dirty blond hair and hazel eyes. He wears glasses and braces with red and blue bands. He also has a strawberry-colored birthmark the size of a 50-cent piece on the back of his neck.Police did not disclose the boy’s age.He was last seen wearing a black and gray jacket that looks like a vest, black slip-on boots and a black backpack, according to the sheriff’s office.The sheriff’s office asked anyone with information about the boy’s whereabouts to call detective Craig Marler at 360-397-2108.last_img read more

Ignazio Abate rues AC Milans Europa League exit

first_imgAC Milan defender Ignazio Abate believes they should have qualified for the Europa League knockout stages after their 3-1 defeat to OlympiacosGennaro Gattuso’s side headed into Athens on Thursday night needing to not lose by more than two goals to Olympiacos.After a goalless first-half, Pape Abou Cisse’s header handed Olympiacos the lead before a Cristian Zapata own goal doubled their advantage.But the Colombian defender soon redeemed himself to Milan by scoring a critical header just 110 seconds later.However, Abate’s foul enabled Konstantinos Fortounis to score a late penalty for Olympiacos to secure a 3-1 win.Serie A, Gian Piero GasperiniGasperini reveals why he rejected Inter Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Atalanta manager, Gian Piero Gasperini, has revealed why he rejected Internazionale Milan’s job proposal over the summer transfer window.The result enabled the Greek side to leapfrog Milan into second-place in Group F on goal difference.“We had started strong and were well set out on the field. The regret is that we went behind, as we should not have conceded the opening goal,” Abate told Sky Sport Italia, via Football-Italia.“Once we got it back on track, they got that penalty. Incidents went against us. We could’ve done better and more importantly reached this final game with qualification already secured, because we had the quality to do that.“We need to take another step up. Now we must concentrate on Serie A, as we can finish in the top four and qualify for the Champions League.”Milan will next travel to Bologna on Tuesday in a Serie A match, where they will hope to retain their spot in the top-four in the standings.last_img read more

Racist rant report goes viral couple identitied

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, April 18, 2017 – Providenciales – Magnetic Media’s report on the atrocious and racist comments of an American couple at the Mango Reef restaurant has gone viral.   The story was picked up by US TV stations, especially in the hometown of the pair, Memphis Tennessee and expose to even more people the racial slurs hurled at employees of the Providenciales restaurant when the woman could not find her cell phone.  Not only did Lauren Loeb Marelle, the woman heard on that recording, accuse the staff of theft, but she threw her food onto the owner of the Mango Reef and used profane and racist language toward her also.The husband, who is Joe Marelle and his wife were commanded to leave the restaurant and eventually they were captured in a phone call, by a courageous waiter and that audio recording got to us and we reported upon the exchange which was both shocking and illegal.Over 23,000 people have viewed the reports at Facebook alone.  Magnetic Media has since been interviewed by Memphis Media houses and even the NAACP of Memphis is commenting on the contents of that recorded call.Meanwhile, the Marelle’s, who are well-to-do, company owners and executives and former Chamber of Commerce employee, have gotten a lawyer and say the recording was fabricated.  Mango Reef is not yet commenting, but Magnetic Media confirmed that not only was Lauren Loeb Marelle captured on audio but on video ranting in the restaurant and the couple reportedly did not pay their bill either.Seven Stars resort, where the pair was staying has blacklisted the couple who left the TCI on Tuesday before this story broke.#MagneticMediaNews#Racistrantreportgoesviral Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #Racistrantreportgoesvirallast_img read more

Puyol sends a stern warning to Ousmane Dembele

first_imgRight in the middle of the whole controversy with Ousmane Dembele at Barcelona, club legend Carles Puyol wanted to send the French winger a message.The current situation between FC Barcelona and Ousmane Dembele is quite complicated, the club has already expressed that they may want to sell him but Carles Puyol made one final effort to turn him around.The problems that the ‘Mosquito’ is having right now are related with a lack of discipline that is related to his young age, he’s been getting advice from all his teammates and even from his National Team manager.But perhaps getting a warning from Puyol himself might be the words that can make him realize where he is, not every player has the privilege of playing for FC Barcelona in their careers and almost nobody gets a direct scalding from Carles Puyol himself.If you are too young to remember, let us tell you that you missed out on arguably the most disciplined FC Barcelona player of all time, he is also among the most respected figures of the institution and he even has the admiration of players who were his rivals throughout his career.Puyol was part of a charity paddle tournament where he was seen playing alongside his friend Gerard Pique, one of Barcelona’s skippers today.🗣 Carles Puyol: “I don’t know how the dressing room works nowadays but it’s clear that everyone must help Dembélé for the common good. Sometimes, when you’re young, you don’t realize what you have, where you are, and you let things escape from your grasp.”— FC Barcelona Fl 🏆 (@FCBarcelonaFl) November 14, 2018When he attended the press after the event, members of the media wanted to know what he thought about Ousmane Dembele’s current situation and what the French player needed to do in order to reverse it.“Dembele is young, I’m not in the dressing room and I don’t know the day to day,” he said to Marca reporters.“The team have to help him because it’s not easy to adapt to the philosophy of Barcelona where everything is very different.”“Here he’s arrived late to training and he must learn that isn’t good enough.”He has good teachers who will help him, but it will depend on his attitude.”“It’s important that he reflects and thinks about things, because when you’re young you don’t realize what you are letting go.”“In the management of a dressing room there are problems every day because there are many egos in there,” he added.David Villa, FC BarcelonaTop 10 players who played for both Barcelona and Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to talk about the best players who represented both Barcelona and Valencia, prior to their La Liga encounter at Camp Nou this evening.“We all believe that we are the best and we must play, and the job for the coach to choose.”“The important thing then is the attitude of each player, because being ambitious is fine, but respecting the group is always above that.”“I think he’s amenable and if he wants to improve and learn, he is in the best place.”But it depends on him.”Carles Puyol (Barcelona legend): “Dembélé must reflect and think about where he is.” [via md]— Barça Centre (@barcacentre) November 14, 2018Puyol was also questioned about Gerard Pique’s advice to the French youngster, the Catalan player told Dembele that he needed to start living football 24/7 and Carles’ reaction was funny as he recalled that Pique was also quite a troublemaker back in the day.However, the former Barça skipper also remembered that Gerard is the one who brought his professional life in Barcelona a little bit of joy due to his lively personality.“It’s great that Gerard finally understood it,” joked Puyol.“It’s true that as a professional, you have to live football 24/7, if he says it it’s because it must be true.”“But in all seriousness, I’ve always said that Gerard’s arrival has been very important to me because I really did live football 24/7 and you always have to leave a little time to enjoy life.”“You have to find the moments to have a good time, which is something that Gerard taught me.”“But it is also true that playing at the highest level is always very demanding and you have to stay focused in order to maintain the same level of performance,” he concluded.What do you think about Carles Puyol’s advice to Ousmane Dembele? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more