Hundreds of schoolchildren attired in the tricolour welcomed the Commonwealth Games 2010 to Delhi on Sunday at a glittering ceremony with ace singer Hariharan leading the performance.Hariharan took the stage and rendered the song ‘Swagatam’ (welcome) which created an amalgamation of Hindustani and Carnatic and finally climaxed into Qawali, a form of Sufi music.Over 1,000 children from various schools in the national capital performed a choreography, creating a formation of ‘Namaste’ (folded hands) as Hariharan rendered the song for over five minutes. The Namaste is the sign of welcome and respect to the honoured guests from all over the world.One of the highlights of this performance was students’ painting images of hands with ‘mehandi’.As the students attired in tricolour choreographed the Namaste sign, the 40-crore aerostat welcomed the guests from abroad and various parts of the country in 23 different languages.
After being selected in South Africa’s provisional World Cup squad on Monday, Pakistan- born leg- spinner Imran Tahir said if he finds a place in the final 15- member team he will give his 100 per cent for his adopted country in the megaevent starting next month.Imran Tahir. APTahir, who recently qualified to play for South Africa, has replaced batsman Jonathan Vandiar in the 30- man preliminary World Cup squad, which will be jointly co- hosted by India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh from February 19 to April 2.”It’s a very big honour for me. It’s the only dream I’ve had. It’s every cricketers dream to play in the World Cup. I am very pleased to be in the top 30 players list.Hopefully, I get picked ( in the final squad) and I will give my 100 per cent for South Africa,” said the 31-year-old leg-spinner, who earlier represented Pakistan A. Tahir became eligible to play for South Africa last month when he was granted citizenship of the African country and was soon picked up for the ODI series against India starting Wednesday.”It’s always tough for a spinner to bowl against India but I’ve got nothing to lose.I’ve been bowling well, the whole season.I’ve bowled well in county cricket and I am confident of doing well if given a chance,” he said.After marrying a South African, Tahir is settled in Durban, where he plays for the city- based Dolphins. He also emerged as the highest wicket- taker in the four- day SuperSport Series, taking a whopping 42 wickets in just five matches.advertisement”I have always been an attacking bowler. I might go for runs but I will get wickets and I think that’s my role. But whatever suits the team, I will bowl accordingly. But I am more than happy to go for a few runs and get a few wickets.Bowling leg-spin is difficult and maybe that’s why a lot of young people don’t do it,” Tahir said.Tahir is expected to make his debut against India in the first ODI in Durban on Wednesday and the leg- spinner said the Kingsmead track will suit his style of bowling.”Durban is my home ground and there has been a bit of both bounce and turn here. The groundsmen have been preparing some nice wickets and I’ve been bowling really well here. I have confident to of doing well here if I get an opportunity,” he said.With PTI inputs Squad – Graeme Smith, Hashim Amla, Jacques Kallis, AB de Villiers, Alviro Peterson, Loots Bosman, Jacques Rudolph, Morne van Wyk, JP Duminy, David Miller, Colin Ingram, Albie Morkel, Robin Peterson, Mark Boucher, Thami Tsolekile, Faf du Plessis, Dean Elgar, Heino Kuhn, Morne Morkel, Dale Steyn, Wayne Parnell, Lonwabo Tsotsobe, Johan Botha, Ryan McLaren, Charl Langeveldt, Rusty Theron, Ethy Mbhalati, Roelef van der Merwe, Johan van der Wath, Imran Tahir
OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 08: Stephen Curry #30 and Draymond Green #23 of the Golden State Warriors congratulate Klay Thompson #11 of the Golden State Warriors during a time out of their game against the New York Knicks at ORACLE Arena on January 08, 2019 in Oakland, California. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFPOAKLAND, California— Golden State Warriors snapped a rare three-game home losing streak by beating the cold-shooting Knicks, 125-95.Klay Thompson scored 43 points with seven 3-pointers while Stephen Curry had his first double-double of the season with 14 points and a season-best 14 assists.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss LATEST STORIES Kevin Durant added 24 points, six rebounds and six assists while Draymond Green had 11 rebounds and 10 of his team’s 36 assists as the Warriors pulled away late in the first half to get back on a winning track at Oracle Arena.Thompson hit 5 of his first 7 shots and had 12 points by the end of the first, finishing 18 of 29 from the floor — 7 for 16 from long range — and notching his second game with at least 40 points after going off for 52 at Chicago on Oct. 29.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsMario Hezonja scored 19 points for the Knicks, who shot 39.8 percent (35 of 88). LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Manny Pacquiao attends Clippers’ Filipino Heritage Night, meets Floyd Mayweather at courtside Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue View comments
The Indian cricket team, led by skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, arrived in Mumbai on Monday evening ahead of the World Twenty20 second semi-final clash against the West Indies on Thursday. (Also read: India fortunate to be blessed with Tendulkar, Kohli, says Sourav Ganguly) Hardik Pandya, Yuvraj Singh, Ashish Nehra, Ravindra Jadeja, Dhoni, Pawan Negi, Jasprit Bumrah, Ravichandran Ashwin, Virat Kohli, Harbhajan Singh, Rohit Sharma, Suresh Raina, and the team’s support staff touched down at the Mumbai International Airport in the afternoon. (Also read: Virat Kohli better than Brian Lara, says Ian Chappell)The 2007 inaugural World T20 winners India, after losing their campaign opener against New Zealand came back strongly to beat arch-rivals Pakistan, Bangladesh and Australia in a virtual quarter-final clash on Sunday to enter the semis.Virat Kohli has been the stand out performer for India with consistent match-winning knocks.He has scored 184 runs in four matches in the ongoing competition. New Zealand will take on England in the first semi-final on Wednesday in New Delhi in the other semis clash.
FIFA President Gianni Infantino’s proposal for a bigger World Cup is complete insanity, putting more pressure on already stretched players and risking damage to the sport’s showcase event, Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke told Reuters on ThursdayFIFA President Gianni Infantino proposed this month increasing the World Cup to 48 teams up from the current 32. A decision will be taken in January, but FIFA is discussing it this week.”I am totally against it. It is complete insanity,” Watzke told Reuters in an interview. “The World Cup is the biggest thing in football and should not be played around with.”He said players were already playing too many games, in several competitions simultaneously.”Players are already permanently stretched too thin. For FIFA this may not be important at all but we as a club have to go against it,” Watzke said.”What will happen next? The next FIFA President proposes 84 clubs? Look at the huge gaps in the qualifiers that already exist. The qualifiers are at times so boring that any thought of a bigger World Cup is crazy.”A FIFA spokesperson simply said: “The proposal for a 48-team World Cup will be discussed at the FIFA Council during the next two days.”Watzke said the many competitions could prove a challenge for Dortmund as well this season, following the departure of key players, including Mats Hummels, Ilkay Guendogan and Henrikh Mkhitaryan. (Also read: FIFA chief Gianni Infantino suggests 48-team World Cup)”In the last years we had a well-tuned team but this season five players, of which three are key players, left and we brought in eight young players,” he said.advertisement”We had a lot of respect for the season before the start and after the first two months in all competitions we are absolutely on target.”Dortmund are four points off leaders Bayern and top of their Champions League group, ahead of Real Madrid.SEASON SETBACKS”Players like (new signings) Ousmane Dembele, Emre Mor or Raphael Guerreiro… they do not know how it is to play in three competitions at the same time so this is a challenge,” Watzke said.”But we will play a good season although there will be setbacks, no doubt, given the age of the team and the three competitions we are playing in. That is something that cannot be avoided.”Dortmund are challenging for the Bundesliga, the Champions League and the German Cup.Off the pitch the club is expecting another successful season, after posting a record 376 million euro turnover in 2015/16 that was partly driven by transfer revenues.”Our aim is to break the 400 million euro (turnover) mark by 2019,” he said. “I do not rule it out for this season either but you cannot accurately answer that yet. If we reach that it will be because of the club’s sporting success.Proposed changes to the Champions League from 2018 onwards, giving Germany, among other big leagues, four guaranteed automatic group spots, could further boost revenues.”I think all in all it is a good compromise,” he said of UEFA’s proposed changes. (Also read: Imagination and lies, says Gianni Infantino of UEFA election link)These have been criticised by other leagues, who say bigger clubs gain too much of an advantage.”I am happy with this format. Bayern but also Borussia Dortmund will participate in sharing more revenues from 2018 onwards and rightly so.””Bayern but also us, we both helped to leave the mark on this international competition in the past seasons,” Watzke said.
Devendra Bishoo provided an excellent display of leg spin to grab four wickets as West Indies eased to a 117-run victory over Zimbabwe in the first Test in Bulawayo on Tuesday.Bishoo took four for 105 in Zimbabwe’s second innings as the hosts were bowled out for 316, taking his haul for the match to nine for 184.Zimbabwe had earlier been set a target of 434 for victory after West Indies were bowled out for 373 in their second innings after Roston Chase top-scored with 95.Zimbabwe made a bright start with a 99-run opening partnership before Hamilton Masakadza (57) and Solomon Mire (47) lost their wickets in quick succession, followed by Craig Ervine and Sean Williams to go to tea on 159-4.Brandan Taylor (73), recalled to the side for the series after an absence of three years, provided some stout resistance, but the home side’s hopes of victory were ended when he was run out as the eighth wicket to fall.The second and final Test will also be played in Bulawayo and starts on Sunday.
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New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson has called on his players to be adaptable, forecasting a return to the “scrappy” one-day cricket of the past amid the talk about the 500-mark being breached in the World Cup.Dark horses New Zealand open their campaign against Sri Lanka here Saturday.There have been plenty of pre-tournament chat about hitting the 500-mark, but Williamson thought otherwise on the eve of their tournament opener.”There has been a lot of talk about really high scores but I think there will be a number of games where that isn’t the case and it will require adjustment,” Williamson said at the pre-match press conference.”For us at the last World Cup, there was a trend in how we played. It was about being smart with the crop that we had to try and get the best performance.”That meant we were aggressive, the ball swung and we looked to use that.”Their approach has changed in the last four years with the retirement of the big-hitting Brendon McCullum.”We are yet to know how things will shape in this tournament, but the last few years we have been growing and it is about adjusting to the day.”Guys maybe will have to push harder on a particular surface on a given day, but equally it might be about adjusting to what one-day cricket used to look a little bit like. Scores that are a bit lower and much more of that scrappy type.”There will not be one way to play. We know that not every game will be a 350 score, and it’s important to be made aware of that as we go throughout this tournament.advertisementAlso Read | BCCI suspends Rinku after letting off Pathan, Anuj with warningAlso Read | Sanjay Jagdale and other former 1st-class players request BCCI to revise their pensionAlso See
Learn Guitar (and Don’t Give Up) With the Fender Play App How to Transition Your Wardrobe to Fall In the early ‘80s, you could find Will Adler, the founder of Will Leather Goods, selling leather belts from a small stand on the Venice Beach boardwalk. Adler moved to Eugene, Oregon and founded Will Leather Goods, a lifestyle brand inspired by his surroundings in Oregon. Fast forward to 2016. Will Leather Goods expanded to produce more than just belts. Now, it carries wallets, bags, purses, beanies, scarves and more, with eight locations, including a flagship store in Venice Beach, four Oregon locations in Eugene and Portland, one in New York and San Francisco, and the newest location in Detroit.The opening marks the brand’s first location in the midwest. Will Leather Goods took the space that was formerly the historic Tomboy grocery store, embracing the city’s DIY ethos and creative culture, and turned it into a concept store that features a coffee shop and an art gallery. As is the tradition in Detroit, the materials for the building were sourced from the city’s endless supply abandoned buildings. The vintage signage, light fixtures, bathroom stalls, floors and came from salvaged buildings, and the coffee shop is even made entirely from recovered materials from a historic Detroit firehouse. Designed by Birmingham, Michigan-based architects, McIntosh Poris Associates, along with William Adler Design, the 9,000-square-foot space, located on 4120 2nd Avenue, is among the newest stores in the city’s Midtown. They worked with Architectural Salvage Warehouse of Detroit to source the reclaimed materials. The gallery space, which opened with a series of photographs by Robert Shaw titled, “American Heroes and Dreamers,” will feature work that highlights the history of both Detroit and the United States. To mark the occasion, the company donated 4000 backpacks to Cornerstone Schools’ students as part of the company’s Give Will program, founded on the belief that every child deserves a bag to carry their dreams.The location is particularly special to Adler, because he was born in Northwest Detroit. “I am proud and humbled to be returning to Detroit, to the city that made me who I am today, and to be able to share the quality, passion and integrity that the Will Leather Goods brand represents with the people of Detroit,” said Adler. “We look forward to much success in our newest location, but just knowing that Will Leather Goods is playing a small part in the rebirth and growth of Midtown, and that we’re helping some very deserving students, is a reward onto itself.”For more information, visit willleathergoods.com. Your New Favorite Pair of Go-to Leather Shoes Just Got More Affordable Editors’ Recommendations Banksy’s Gross Domestic Product Is a Pop-Up Shop Unlike Any Other Live Out Your Westworld Dreams at Casteel Creek Retreat
Mezcal Unión Takes a People-First Approach to Making Spirits Could a Mead Spritzer Succeed in the Seltzer World? Editors’ Recommendations America’s Oldest City Has a Super-Modern Dining and Drinking Scene How 2 Noma Alumni Brought Their Flavorful Spirits Line to the United States Chef David GuasHoney is a magical thing: it’s a natural antiseptic, a healthy sweetener, and it never spoils– hell, honey found in ancient pharaohs’ tombs is still edible. And now bees and American beekeepers are getting a helping hand from renowned chef David Guas as he takes mead from the gods and gives it back to the people at both the Capitol Hill and Arlington, VA locations of his restaurant, Bayou Bakery.Mead has been around for thousands of years, drunk by most of history’s heavy hitters, the Greeks, Romans, the Chinese, Vikings, it’s even immortalized in fictional works as the drink of deities and warriors. Mead is made by fermenting honey, adding water and sometimes spices or herbs, and traditionally, is a very sweet wine-like drink.Guas calls it “…the next new old thing,” as brewers and vintners rediscover and update the drink. Take Charm City Meadworks, the Baltimore-based mead supplier Guas handpicked to serve at Bayou: James Boicourt, co-owner of Charm City, kept bees in college and began incorporating that honey into his home-brews. When he met the other side of that “co” in co-owner Andrew Geffken who had his own love of home-brewing, Charm City was officially born and mead, infused with local herbs and spices, has never tasted so good. Guas cleverly uses Charm City’s variety of meads, ranging from a wine like libation to canned, almost beer-like mead, not only as drinks and cocktails, but even as a braising liquid for meat. The Melon-Aide Cocktail Guas created is the perfect refreshing, unique summer drink: a honeydew base with Charm City Mead.Honeybees are the unsung heros of this ancient beverage: they may be a nuisance you try to avoid (or even prevent), but bees are actually vital to ecosystems and farming. While producing honey, they also pollinate around a third of the food we eat. Those are some industrious bees and they struggle for survival, helped along by dedicated beekeepers.Chef Guas tending to hivesAs a spokesperson for the National Honey Board, Guas is a natural ally for this misunderstood insect. He supports local honey makers who are struggling in their own right: illegal imports can severely undercut American-made honey, making it difficult for US producers to compete. (However the National Honey Board does represent both large and small honey producers and companies, including legally imported honey). Guas gets his hands sticky each year, making the time to help tend to hives of the local producers he’s formed relationships with. There’s even a “Sticky Station” in his Bayou Bakeries with over 30 of his favorite types of honey from across the United States. That’s 30 out of over 300 types of honey that exist, so keep tasting.By highlighting honey in his menus, and now with the exciting and novel mead, chef David Guas brings honey and the importance of supporting bees and their keepers alive in a delicious way. 10 Best Whiskies for Irish Coffee
Students will not be charged a fee for mandatory course materials or activities in the 2005-06 school year and steps will be taken to maximize the use of instructional time. Responding to concerns from parents, the Department of Education surveyed schools to learn more about student school fees. The results were reviewed during the summer and showed that the majority of schools do not charge a fee for core curriculum materials or activities. However, there are a few schools that do charge these fees to students taking courses such as technology, family studies, art and science. Some schools said that fees charged for music were band fees. “As pleased as we were to confirm that the majority of schools don’t charge students fees for mandatory materials or activities, we were disappointed to learn that there are a few schools where students are asked to contribute to some costs like science lab and computer fees,” Education Minister Jamie Muir said today, Sept. 7. “The Education Act clearly states that public education is free. We will not permit schools charging students user fees for public school programs.” A committee of department and school board officials will develop a provincial school fee policy by December 2005. In the meantime, school boards are required to ensure that no school charges students a fee for mandatory course materials or activities effective September 2005. In addition to addressing questions about school fees, the department will work with school boards to address the use of instructional time. This was a topic of discussion at the department’s Education Partners’ Forum in February 2005. “It’s critical that our students have the time they need to learn,” said Mr. Muir. “There tends to be too many interruptions in class time during certain times of the year, particularly in December and June. This school year will see us working together with the school boards, principals, teachers and others as part of our Learning for Life II plan to limit non-instructional interruptions during the school day. Our students deserve it.” A draft interim policy on the use of instructional time was distributed to school board superintendents in August. The interim policy outlines how boards should deal with class time interruptions including storm days, school trips and movies in the classroom. The draft policy includes: Should there be significant school closures due to the weather, the schedule for field trips should be reviewed to ensure trips related to curriculum are the priority. A school trip will not be more than three school days in length, and there may not be more than one such trip per student each year. Longer trips may be scheduled to coincide with scheduled breaks including long weekends or in the summer. To address concerns with December and June, instruction relevant to the curriculum will be required to occur up to Dec. 20 and until exams begin in June. The Department of Education will collect data on the use of instructional time from a sampling of schools this year. The information will be used to help develop the final policy which is expected to be in place during the 2006-07 school year. The Education Act and regulations provide for 195 days in a school year; 187 days are for instructional time.
A byelection will be held in the provincial riding of Halifax Citadel on Tuesday, June 27, Premier Rodney MacDonald announced today, April 5. “It is important for all Nova Scotians to be represented in the legislature, so the people of Halifax Citadel will have an opportunity to elect their representative on June 27,” Premier MacDonald said. The Halifax Citadel seat has been vacant since the resignation of MLA Danny Graham on Oct. 7, 2005. -30-
Two retired educators and an education professor have been named to a three-member team to look at whether special education programming and services are achieving their desired results. The review will also consider the impact of special education programming and services on children in the school system in Nova Scotia. The review may include but not be limited to such topics as teacher education, transition planning for 18-21-year-olds, inclusionary practices, integrated services and programming support as well as others that may be identified by the review committee in the coming weeks. “We want to ensure that each student is receiving a quality education,” said Education Minister Karen Casey. “This review team will identify our successes and where we can do more.” Walter Farmer, a retired school administrator from Enfield, Hants Co.; Miles MacDonald, a retired school principal from Guysborough; and Lynn Aylward, a professor with Acadia University’s education faculty, Wolfville, Kings Co., will form the committee. Together, they have a broad range of classroom, student services and administrative experience. The review will provide an opportunity for parents, educators, school board members and staff, school advisory council chairpersons and advocacy organizations to share their thoughts on special education programming and services. Dates, times and locations of these forums will be announced soon. In addition to the forums, interested parties can send written submissions to the Department of Education or comment through the department’s website. Contact information and a specific web address will be included with the announcement of the forum schedule. A final report, with recommendations, is expected by the summer. The three team members will be supported by an advisory committee of six representatives from prominent advocacy groups. All six people are members of the Special Education Program Services committee, which meets regularly with Department of Education officials. The advisory committee will be Ron Brunton, Nova Scotia Teachers Union; Mary Jess MacDonald, Nova Scotia School Boards Association; Annie Baert, Learning Disabilities Association of Nova Scotia; Mary Rothman, Nova Scotia Association for Community Living; Patricia Murray, Department of Health, children’s services; and Vicki Harvey, Autism Society of Nova Scotia. “Nova Scotia released its special education policy in 1996 and the department has worked closely with educators, parents, students and advocates to establish programming that helps students with special needs to succeed,” said Ms. Casey. This policy, supported by the Education Act and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, guides school boards in the development of educational programming for students with special needs. As in the other provinces across Canada, Nova Scotia supports inclusive learning for all students. In May 2000, the education minister established the Special Education Implementation Review Committee to report on the roll-out of the province’s special education policy. The committee reported back to the minister in June 2001, making 34 recommendations to address challenges that had been identified. All 34 report recommendations have been acted upon. About one in five students needs additional help at some time in their public school experience. This can range from a one-time assessment interview to ongoing support for students with long-term medical or health needs. The Department of Education is investing $118 million in formula funding this year to support students with special needs. Since 2003-04, almost 175 resource teachers, speech language pathologists, school psychologists and other education professionals have been hired in the public school system.
Fourteen lawyers received the honourary title of Queen’s Counsel (Q.C.) for 2017. Justice Minister Diana Whalen announced this year’s appointments today, Feb. 23. The Q.C. designation is awarded each year to members of the legal profession to recognize exceptional merit and outstanding contribution to the legal community. The appointees are: Randall P.H. Balcome, Kentville Sheree Lynn Conlon, Halifax Peter James Craig, Halifax Kathryn M. Dumke, Bridgewater David Gerald Henley, Dartmouth Megan Longley, Halifax Loretta Marie Manning, Halifax Pamela Marche, Sydney Bernard Miller, Halifax Richard W.P. Murphy, Yarmouth Jane O’Neill, Halifax Kathryn A. Raymond, Dartmouth Kelly J. Serbu, Dartmouth Candace L. Thomas, Dartmouth “This designation recognizes the great contributions made by some outstanding Nova Scotia lawyers and their personal and professional commitment to our province,” said Ms. Whalen. “We educate and are served by some of the best lawyers in the country. Nova Scotia is proud of them.” An independent advisory committee makes Queen’s Counsel recommendations to cabinet. In addition to merit and legal contributions, recipients must have demonstrated professional integrity and good character and have served a minimum of 15 years as a member of the bar of Nova Scotia.
Ahmedabad: A special CBI court Thursday sentenced former BJP MP Dinu Bogha Solanki and six others to life imprisonment for killing RTI activist Amit Jethwa in 2010 after he tried to expose illegal mining activities in the Gir forest region.Special CBI Judge K M Dave also imposed a fine of Rs 15 lakh each on Solanki and his nephew, also an accused in the case. While pronouncing the verdict on Thursday, the court held Solanki, who was the Junagadh MP from 2009 to 2014, and his nephew, Shiva Solanki, guilty of murder and conspiracy. Also Read – How a psychopath killer hid behind the mask of a devout laity!The others who were convicted in the case are Shailesh Pandya, Bahadursinh Vadher, Panchan G Desai, Sanjay Chauhan and Udaji Thakore. The court convicted all the seven accused for murder last Saturday. Jethwa, a lawyer, was shot dead for exposing through RTI applications the illegal mining in and around the Gir Wildlife Sanctuary in which Solanki was allegedly involved. In 2010, Jethwa filed a public interest litigation (PIL) against the illegal mining in and around the Gir sanctuary, the only abode of Asiatic lions. Also Read – Encounter under way in Pulwama, militant killedSolanki and his nephew were made respondents to the PIL, and Jethwa produced several documents showing their involvement in the illegal mining. While the PIL was being heard, Jethwa was shot dead outside the Gujarat High Court here on July 20, 2010. Initially, Ahmedabad police’s crime branch probed the case and gave a clean chit to Dinu Solanki. Dissatisfied with the investigation, the high court handed over the case to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in 2013. The CBI filed a charge sheet against Solanki and six others in November 2013. Charges of murder and criminal conspiracy were framed against them in May 2016. The court examined 196 witnesses during the first trial and as many as 105 of them turned hostile after being threatened by the accused. The slain RTI activist’s father, Bhikhabhai Jethwa, then moved the high court seeking a retrial. The high court ordered a fresh trial in 2017. “Our judiciary takes time but it has finally delivered justice to our family… even a criminal like Solanki is brought to justice,” Bhikhabhai Jethwa said after the court’s verdict.
APTN NewsWinnipeg police pulled the body of 23-year-old April Carpenter from the Red River in Winnipeg Thursday.Police say it’s not clear how the woman died and an autopsy has been scheduled.They say no further information is available and the investigation is continuing.Member of the legislature Nahanni Fontaine confirmed Carpenter’s identity who has been missing since April 26.Fontaine says Carpenter’s mother wanted people to know her daughter’s body was found.“We encourage anyone with any information to come forward so we can find justice for April,” she posted Thursday on Facebook.email@example.com@aptnnews-with files from the Canadian Press
by The Associated Press Posted Oct 29, 2013 1:12 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email UBS posts 3Q profit turnaround but regulatory challenges loom GENEVA – Swiss banking giant UBS AG is reporting a third-quarter net profit of 577 million Swiss francs ($644 million), reversing its $2.1 billion francs loss in the comparable period a year ago.But Switzerland’s largest bank says it may not be able to reach its profit goals for 2015 because of Swiss regulatory demands that it hold more capital for risks from litigation.UBS said in a statement Tuesday it had third-quarter charges of 586 million francs for litigation, regulatory and other related matters, and sees more regulatory challenges ahead.The Zurich-based bank said “the operating environment in the third quarter remained challenging,” but its declining operating income was partly offset by lower operating expenses and staff cuts, reducing the number of employees to 60,635, down from 62,628 a year earlier.
CONVICTED OLD BAILEY bomber Marian McGlinchey – formerly Marian Price – has been given a 12 month sentence suspended for three years for aiding the Real IRA in an attack on two soldiers in 2009.The soldiers, Sappers Mark Quinsey and Patrick Azimkar, were shot dead at the Massereene barracks in Antrim when they went to the front to collect a pizza delivery. In November this year, McGlinchey admitted to buying the mobile phone that was used to claim responsibility for the incident.The PSNI said today she was also sentenced for her part in encouraging support for terrorism at an Easter commemoration address in Derry in April 2011.A spokesman for the PSNI Serious Crime Branch said despite today’s sentencing, and previous acquittals, “the investigation remains open. “Police would appeal to anyone with any information about those involved in these murders to contact them,” they said.“The tragic outcome of those events in March 2009 is that the Azimkar and Quinsey families are facing another year without their brothers and son,” they added.File photo of Marian McGinchey, then known as Marian Price, in the 1970s (Image: PA Archive).McGlinchey was previously convicted for her part in the Old Bailey bombings in 1973 but was released after two years due to ongoing health issues. One man was killed in the car bomb attack and over 200 people were injured.Read: Convicted IRA bomber Marian Price released after two years in prison>
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State Attorney General Rob McKenna warned that it could take time for borrowers to find out whether they are eligible for relief, to be distributed over a three-year period. He said banks would contact borrowers in some cases. Consumers may also contact the banks directly for more information at:Bank of America: 877-488-7814Citigroup: 866-272-4749Chase: 866-372-6901GMAC: 800-766-4622Wells Fargo: 800-288-3212Source: Washington State Office of the Attorney GeneralFor more information, visit:National Mortgage SettlementWashington Attorney GeneralClark County homeowners who are sinking under a high mortgage payment or owe more for their house than it’s worth could be thrown a lifeline as part of a $25 billion national settlement.The deal translates to $648 million in benefits for Washington’s troubled homeowners and foreclosure victims, State Attorney General Rob McKenna said Thursday during a phone conference. Oregon will receive between $100 million and $200 million, officials from that state said.McKenna served on the eight-member executive team negotiating the landmark settlement with the nation’s five largest mortgage servicers, Bank of America Corp., JPMorgan Chase & Co., Wells Fargo & Co., Citigroup Inc. and Ally Financial Inc., formerly GMAC.“In order to qualify, the homeowner must have a loan still owned by one of these five banks,” McKenna said.He explained that the bulk of the state’s settlement money would go toward helping mortgage holders who face imminent foreclosure.To that end, the five banks agreed to spend $17 billion — up to $483 million in Washington state — to modify a number of at-risk loans by reducing Test Caption