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One man two postsThe BJP seems to have quietly buried its ‘one man one post’ policy meant to separate party and government. The RSS famously invoked it in 2005 to oust Leader of the Opposition L.K. Advani as BJP president. On April 8, BJP president Amit Shah appointed minister of,One man two postsThe BJP seems to have quietly buried its ‘one man one post’ policy meant to separate party and government. The RSS famously invoked it in 2005 to oust Leader of the Opposition L.K. Advani as BJP president. On April 8, BJP president Amit Shah appointed minister of state Vijay Sampla as president of Punjab BJP, which dual role he will play at least till the assembly elections. Assam BJP chief Sarbanand Sonowal, meanwhile, has continued as Union minister of state for sports and youth affairs since November 2015. Union Health minister J.P. Nadda is also member secretary of the party’s central parliamentary board while Union Minister Piyush Goyal is also party treasurer.Cup of sorrowsSo far, Bihar tipplers took comfort in the fact that they could swing by neighbouring Uttar Pradesh and Jharkhand to beat the prohibition blues in their own state. They clearly underestimated chief minister Nitish Kumar. Now that he has become JD(U) national president and is being projected as a pan-India, anti-BJP leader, Nitish has said he will campaign for prohibition in UP and Jharkhand too. He might well win over the women, but the tipplers might decide to vote with their feet.Red carpetOn his visit to China last week, defence minister Manohar Parrikar became one of the first foreign officials to be given a tour of the expansive new headquarters of the newly formed Western Theatre Command, PLA’s biggest military region. Parrikar’s predecessor A.K. Antony had also hoped to visit the strategically important western region, but had to settle for a visit to a facility near Beijing in 2013, when ties were strained, shortly after a three-week-long stand-off along the LAC.advertisementFirst as tragedy, then as farce…Kerala chief minister Oommen Chandy now has to play mediator between warring IAS and IPS officers after the Puttingal temple tragedy. Home secretary Nalini Netto blamed the police and recommended action against three key officials in Kollam. A selective briefing ensured her report to the government was leaked to the media. DGP T.P. Senkumar blamed the district administration for not being involved in rescue and relief.Quick thinkerChief ministership has taught Devendra Fadnavis to think on his feet. Chief guest at a function to commemorate B.R. Ambedkar birth anniversary, he presented several awards on behalf of a TV channel but forgot to bow before a photo of Ambedkar. He had left the dais when someone pointed out the gaffe. Asking the organisers to quickly arrange two more awards, he returned, as though after a short break.Cruiser controlFormer chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa’s return to Karnataka as the head of BJP’s state unit has reunited him with his erstwhile coterie. Sugar baron and former industries minister Murugesh Nirani, industrialist-turned-politician Katta Subrahmanya Naidu and real estate baron and former minister S.N. Krishnaiah Shetty were among the first to reach his residence when he landed in Bengaluru on April 17. Nirani even gifted BSY a Rs 1 crore Land Cruiser which ‘gift’ he has had to return after the considerable furore it created.Strength in numbersParliamentary affairs minister M. Venkaiah Naidu is pushing for priority legislation to increase the number of seats in the Telangana legislative assembly from 119 to 153 and the Andhra Pradesh legislative assembly from 175 to 225. This is in keeping with the AP Reorganisation Act. A bill to the effect is to be tabled in Parliament soon. The BJP hopes to emerge as a major political power in one or both states in time for the 2019 assembly polls.Alms and a legChief Minister Parkash Singh Badal’s government is spending Rs 1,855 per person a day in ferrying Punjabis of all denominations to pilgrimages under the Mukhya Mantri Tirath Yatra Scheme. The cash-strapped state allocated Rs 46.5 crore and followed it with another Rs 140 crore in the current budget for the effort. But given how well people have taken to the freebie, officials say the money is likely to run out soon.Captain AmericaIn a move aimed at countering the Aam Aadmi Party’s influence on the Punjabi diaspora, Punjab Congress chief Captain Amarinder Singh will embark on an 18-day tour to Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Toronto and Vancouver, starting April 19. It may not all be smooth sailing for the captain, though. NRI Punjabis are likely to raise some uncomfortable questions, particularly his clean chit to Jagdish Tytler, who was allegedly involved in the 1984anti-Sikh riots in Delhi.Delayed aidAndhra Pradesh CM N. Chandrababu Naidu is peeved over delays in central assistance to his state. The BJP central leadership has commissioned reports to assess the Naidu ministry’s performance and whether funds released to the state under the AP Reorganisation Act are being diverted elsewhere. AP’s public debt already accounts for 27.88 per cent of the GSDP, over the 25 per cent danger mark.advertisementBill postersSome messages that didn’t go down well in north IndiaDehradun: Anonymous posters showing BJP president Amit Shah buying rebel Congress MLAs shown as goatsVaranasi: Poster depicting Uttar Pradesh as ‘Draupadi’ being disrobed by the Kauravas-the BSP, Congress, SP and AIMIM leaders. Keshav Maurya is Lord Krishna.Kanpur: Posters put up by the BJP party unit show PM Modi, BJP president Amit Shah, while declaring that “to live in India, you have to say Bharat Mata ki Jai”
Alex Hales starred with the bat to help England beat India in the second Twenty20 International at Cardiff to level the three-match series on Friday.England remained unbeaten in T20I matches at Cardiff and became the first team to win five games at the same venue without losing. The result also ended India’s seven-match winning streak.Chasing a modest 149 for a win, England were rocked early when Umesh Yadav removed Jason Roy and Jos Buttler early.They suffered another blow when Joe Root was clean bowled by Yuzvendra Chahal in the in the seventh over.It looked like another collapse but Hales and captain Eoin Morgan joined forces and steadied the ship with a 48-run stand for the 4th wicket.MATCH HIGHLIGHTS | SCORECARDJonny Bairstow (28) kept England in the game but Bhuvneshwar Kumar had other ideas as he returned in the 18th over and gave away just three runs and also picked an important wicket.However, Hales held his nerves to score 12 runs in the final over bowled by Bhuvneshwar to guide England to a five-wicket victory.Hales scored his seventh fifty and remained unbeaten on 58 off 41 deliveries, a knock that was laced with four fours and three sixes.Earlier, a disciplined England bowling attack restricted India at a moderate 148/5 at Sophia Gardens but that proved to be too much for the home team.Leaving their previous mistakes behind, the English bowlers came accurate with the line and length as they struck at regular intervals to deny the visitors post a challenging total on batting-friendly wicket.advertisementEarlier put into bat, the visitors started the proceedings on a shaky note as they lost their first three wickets – of Shikhar Dhawan (10), Rohit Sharma (5) and K.L. Rahul (6) – in quick succession.Rohit was the first to fall as he became the victim of debutant Jakes Ball and was followed by Dhawan, who failed to make his ground, before Liam Plunkett bowled out last match centurion Rahul.After the inital dismissals, which left India reeling at 22/3 in the first five overs, incoming batsman Suresh Raina and Virat Kohli slowly and steadily took their side past the 50-run mark.Just when the partnership was getting stronger as India was approaching towards the three-digit mark, Raina (27) failed to read a Adil Rashid delivery and England wicket-keeper Jos Buttler took no time in stumping the southpaw.With India’s scorecard reading 79/4, Kohli was joined by Mahendra Singh Dhoni and the duo stiched 32 runs for the fifth wicket, taking India past the 100-run mark.With the men in blue at 111 runs at the end of 17 overs, Kohli, while trying to raise the scoring rate, fell short of his half-century by three runs. The Indian skipper’s mistimed shot was caught brilliantly at fine leg by Joe Root off a David Willey delivery.Dhoni (unbeaten 32 off 24 deliveries) and Hardik Pandya’s (12 not out off 10 balls) valuable contributions in the final moments helped India reach a competitive total.For England, Willey, Ball, Plunkett and Rashid bagged a wicket each.The third and final match of the series will be played in Bristol on Monday.(With inputs from IANS)
Australian cricketer James Faulkner caused confusion about his sexuality on social media on Tuesday after posting a picture of himself having dinner with “the boyfriend” before later clarifying he was “not gay”.All-rounder Faulkner, who turned 29 on Monday, shared a picture of himself at a restaurant with his mother and a male friend with his 339,000 followers on Instagram and wrote: “Birthday dinner with the boyfriend”.He added the hashtag “#togetherfor5years”.The post drew over 20,000 “likes” and supportive comments from fellow international cricketers.Australia all-rounder Glenn Maxwell wrote: “Happy birthday mate! Great courage.”Former Australia fast bowler Shaun Tait echoed the sentiment, posting: “Great courage mate, bet you feel better happy birthday.”Global media, including Britain’s Daily Mail and The Guardian, reported that Faulkner had become the first Australian cricketer to “come out”.Cricket Australia (CA) poured cold water on the reports, however, with a spokesperson saying Faulkner had made a “joke” that was “taken out of context”.Both CA and Faulkner later issued statements clarifying that the “boyfriend” was actually a long-time house mate and good friend of the cricketer.”There seems to be a misunderstanding about my post from last night, I am not gay, however it has been fantastic to see the support from and for the LBGT community,” Faulkner wrote in a follow-up post on Instagram.advertisement”Let’s never forget love is love, however @robjubbsta is just a great friend. Last night marked five years of being house mates! Good on everyone for being so supportive.”CA apologised on Faulkner’s behalf for any “unintended offence” while taking a shot at the media that reported he had come out.”His comment was made as a genuine reflection of his relationship with his business partner, best friend and house mate of five years,” CA spokeswoman Karina Keisler said.”He was not contacted for clarification before some outlets reported his Instagram post as an announcement of a homosexual relationship.”James and CA are supportive of the LGBQTI community and recognises coming out can be an incredibly emotional time.”The post was not in any way meant to make light of this and, though the support from the community was overwhelming and positive.”Faulkner was named man of the match at the World Cup final in Melbourne four years ago but has not played an international since a one-day game away to India in Oct. 2017.
Peter Bosz’s time as Borussia Dortmund manager lasted just half a season back in 2017, but that was long enough to leave the Dutch manager with a good impression of U.S. national team star and new Chelsea signing Christian Pulisic.Bosz coached Pulisic during his time with the current Bundesliga champions having joined the club after earning plaudits for guiding a young Ajax side to the Europa League final.The 55-year-old’s time at Westfalenstadion coincided with a difficult period of time for Pulisic, who endured the U.S. national team’s failure to qualify for the World Cup in October of 2017. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Despite that, Pulisic was a regular starter for Dortmund under Bosz, though a disappointing Champions League group stage elimination and an eight-match winless run eventually led to Bosz’s firing and the hiring of Peter Stoger.Since then Pulisic has dropped down the pecking order at Dortmund, and has since been snapped up by Chelsea in a deal worth $73 million (£58m), though he will spend the remainder of the season back on loan with Lucien Favre’s team.And Bosz, who is preparing to make his return to Bundesliga as manager of Bayer Leverkusen sang the praises of the 20-year-old, believing he has all the attributes to be a success in the English game.”I think I understand the move to Chelsea” Bosz told Goal in an exclusive interview. “[The] Premier League is different. You’ve got to be physically strong, and he is, so we’ll see.”Chelsea’s not easy because a lot of good players are there, but I think [Pulisic] has the quality to be successful at Chelsea.“He’s a good kid. He still is really young. When I worked with him in Dortmund he was really young, but really talented also.”He’s fast. He’s got a good shot. His mentality is outstanding. He’s always fighting, he’s always working and he’s a good player.”Bosz is back in the Bundesliga after having been hired by Leverkusen in December to replace Heiko Herrlich, with his new side currently sitting ninth in the table as they prepare to face high-flying Borussia Monchengladbach on Saturday in their first match following the winter break.He will come face to face with former side Dortmund on February 24, who in turn restart their campaign against RB Leipzig on Saturday as they aim to hold off the challenge of Gladbach and Bayern Munich in the title race.
Manchester United have confirmed the arrival of Monaco hotshot Hannibal Mejbri, one of several teenage talents who will continue their development in the club’s academy. Mejbri, 16, has a burgeoning reputation thanks to his displays for Monaco in the UEFA Youth League. He has represented France at Under-16 level and could also line up in the future for Tunisia, for whom he is eligible through his father. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? But after a falling out with those in charge at the principality club he will pursue his career with United, who will reportedly pay £9 million ($10.8m) for the teenager’s services. “United have reached an agreement with Monaco for Hannibal Mejbri to join the club subject to FIFA approval,” the Red Devils signalled in a statement published on the club’s official website.”The 16-year-old midfielder has experience of the UEFA Youth League with the Ligue 1 side and represents France at youth level.”The player’s father had previously signalled to a French media that the relationship with Monaco had broken down, and that he had been looking for a way out since the start of the year. “Something bad happened,” Lofti Mejbri explained to Le Parisien in January. “For our family, it was very hard to live. It’s a real shock, a trauma. Mistakes were made.”From there, I consider that the relationship of trust between the club and our family is destroyed. Something broke. It’s hard to keep working with people when there’s such a lack of trust.”As well as Mejbri, United took the opportunity to unveil a host of fellow prospects who will line up in the club’s youth ranks this season. “Two members of Neil Wood’s squad, Paul Woolston and Luca Ercolani, have signed fresh contracts to continue their development with the Under-23s,” United confirmed.”Woolston, a goalkeeper formerly with Newcastle United, appeared in the final two Premier League 2 matches of last season, while centre-back Ercolani has been at the club since 2016.”At Under-18 level, international clearance has now been received for three new additions.”Johan Guadagno is a 16-year-old keeper from IF Brommapojkarna in Sweden, while forwards Dillon Hoogewerf and Mateo Mejia have also joined.”Netherlands Under-16 international striker Hoogewerf arrives from Ajax and Mejia was previously with Real Zaragoza in Spain.”Meanwhile, Bjorn Hardley is another player awaiting international clearance before his move to United can be completed. The 16-year-old Dutch defender was previously with NAC Breda.”
Frank Lampard has backed Kick It Out, the anti-discrimination football charity, in calls for Twitter to do more to protect footballers after Tammy Abraham was racially abused on their platform this week.The abuse came after Abraham missed the decisive penalty in a 5-4 shootout loss in the Super Cup final against Liverpool on Wednesday. The defeat came after the two sides played out a 2-2 draw over 120 minutes in Istanbul.The Blues manager has since seen abuse towards the 21-year-old striker emerge and is concerned about the hate modern players get online. Lampard is keen to see social media platforms like Twitter better protect young players. Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? “Firstly, the person that’s writing it should have a look at themselves, and secondly, I think it should be policed,” Lampard told reporters at Cobham Training Centre. “We’re asking Tammy Abraham to see that after he’s trying to help us win the Super Cup, doing his day job.”He’s been doing [his job] since he was eight or nine. And he gets that [racist abuse]. It’s incredible. In my day, five out of 10 in The Sun was a bad reflection of performance. Now it’s instant. And it’s not a joke. It’s not funny when it becomes hate. That’s where we go far beyond.”I’m not just talking about Tammy’s situation. It’s far too easy to spout hate casually on these social media platforms. I agree it’s difficult for the players. This is modern life. They are on social media. All of them. I am concerned about it.”To say they need to be thick-skinned is too easy to say. When it becomes you and it becomes hurtful, it’s a problem we have to deal with. It’s difficult to say don’t look at it. They’re all on social media as soon as they go on the coach.”It’s difficult from my end [to stop them going on it]. The social media companies, are they ever going to stop someone casually putting up what someone did against Tammy? That’s their responsibility. We are more aware of [it] because it is more out there, but I don’t know if its getting better or worse.”It’s a really difficult one because we are trying to change attitudes and there’s a lot of paces forward but suddenly there’s paces backwards. It’s about the education of people – but when they hide behind phones, then it is very tough.”Twitter believe they have made significant progress to stopping racism on their platform after issuing a “health update” earlier this year. The social media platform is a hugely successful space for football debate and grossed $3 billion in 2018.They offered a statement on how they deal with racism, including the several incidents that relate to Abraham.”We continue to take action on any account that violates the Twitter Rules,” a Twitter spokesperson said.”We welcome people to freely express themselves on our service, however, as outlined in our Hateful Conduct Policy, users cannot promote violence against, threaten or harass other people on the basis of race, ethnicity or other protected groups.”We remain deeply committed to improving the health of the conversation on the service and in that respect, we continue to prioritise the safety of our users.”However, Kick It Out have been unconvinced by the efforts made on various social media platforms.”Last night we received reports of racist abuse at Tammy Abraham on social media after Chelsea’s Uefa Super Cup match,” a Kick It Out statement read.”Such abuse is now increasingly predictable, but no less disgusting.”We send our support to Tammy and reiterate our call for Twitter and other social media companies to clamp down on this level of abuse. This is a call to action – we want to know what they are going to do to tackle this insidious problem.”The issues around racism have slightly overshadowed that Sunday will be Lampard’s homecoming game at Stamford Bridge, as he prepares to return as manager.This comes after a hugely successful career as a player where he racked up almost every major trophy and scored 211 goals, becoming Chelsea’s all-time leading goalscorer from central midfield.Lampard has dismissed claims that he is under pressure to deliver after losing his first two games, but he is desperate to win in his first home match in charge.”What people hopefully saw in the performances, particularly on Wednesday, was a team giving everything and playing good football.”There were signs of what I want, which is energy in the team. Of course, winning is the most important thing but I think if we perform as we did on Wednesday and in parts of the Manchester United game, then we are going towards where we want to go.”But what I will say is I’ve not had any pressure of someone saying, ‘Why did you not win those games?’. We know that. We know we’re Chelsea and want to win every game we play.”But I think the good signs on Sunday and Wednesday were overpowering. But now we must win.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
Sanket Vijayasarathy New DelhiMay 10, 2019UPDATED: May 10, 2019 13:57 IST HIGHLIGHTSAccording to a new report, the Oppo Reno series could launch in India on May 28.The Oppo Reno flagship phone packs a Snapdragon 855 chipset and 10x lossless zoom camera.The regular Oppo Reno offers a Snapdragon 710 chipset and dual camera system.Exactly a month ago, Oppo launched the Oppo Reno and Oppo Reno 10X Zoom Edition phones in China. These phones were rumoured to launch in India soon, but until now there has been no fixed date. As per a new report, it is possible that Oppo will launch the Reno series in India on May 28. To recall, the Oppo Reno flagship highlights a Snapdragon 855 chipset, 10x lossless zoom camera, VOOC 3.0 fast charging and a pop-up selfie camera, among other things.91Mobiles reports on the Oppo Reno launch on May 28 after receiving a teaser poster from a retail chain store. We cannot verify the authenticity of the poster, so it’s best to take the report with a pinch of salt. The Oppo Reno 10X Zoom Edition launching this month would make sense if Oppo wants to take on the OnePlus 7 series that’s launching on May 14. Vivo is also planning to launch the iQOO smartphones in India by June, so the Indian market will soon be crowded with premium mid-range smartphones.The Oppo Reno 10x Zoom Edition phone is the company’s flagship device touting a Snapdragon 855 chipset paired with up to 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. The phone offers a notchless 6.55-inch FHD+ AMOLED display and an in-display fingerprint sensor. It also offers a 93.1 per cent screen-to-body ratio and Gorilla Glass 6 protection.The flagship Reno phone houses a 4,065mAh battery and supports VOOC 3,0 fast charging. It ships with Android Pie-based ColorOS 6, Dolby Atmos sound and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The Oppo Reno 10x Zoom Edition gets a triple camera setup that includes a 48MP primary camera, an 8MP ultra wide-angle camera and a 13MP telephoto sensor. The pop-up selfie camera offers a 16MP sensor.advertisementThe regular Oppo Reno is a Snapdragon 710-powered device, which gets a similar shark fin pop-up selfie camera. It is paired with up to 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. It sports a slightly smaller 6.4-inch display compared to the flagship phone. It’s an OLED display with FHD+ resolution and protected by Gorilla Glass 6 on top. Instead of a triple camera setup, the Oppo Reno gets a dual camera system with a 48MP + 5MP configuration, losing out on the telephoto zoom lens. The Oppo Reno houses a 3,765mAh battery and also supports VOOC 3.0 fast charging.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySanket Vijayasarathy Tags :Follow OppoFollow Oppo Reno Oppo Reno launch in India tipped for May 28, brings Snapdragon 855 SoC and 10x lossless zoomAs per a new report, the Oppo Reno series could launch in India on May 28. The Oppo Reno flagship offers a Snapdragon 855 chipset, 10x lossless zoom camera, pop-up selfie camera and a large AMOLED display with in-display fingerprint sensor.advertisement
Buzzed and Beautiful: The Best Short Hairstyles for Men How Fast Does Facial Hair Grow? Tips for Growing a Beard Faster When Rami Rostami founded Tylt in 2011, he knew that there was a need for consumers to have a way to charge their devices with gadgets that also look cool. How many times have you been out and about and your cell phone battery was at 10 percent and there was no outlet in sight? Or have you ever had to finish a report and your laptop was about to die? It’s occasions like that where Tylt’s stylish chargers come to the rescue.Take for instance, the Tylt band, which allows you to charge your phone in your car. “We designed the Band for simplicity, with cool colors and rapid charging,” says Rostami, CEO/President of TYLT. “Car chargers haven’t changed in years, it’s about time consumers had a cool choice.”Another handy charging apparatus is the Powerplant, which allows you to charge your phone twice without an outlet. It also has a USB socket, so that you can charge your iPod, iPhone or iPad. On top of that there’s an LED battery indicator that tells you just how much power you have left. We can’t tell you how many times we’ve been traveling and the handy Powerplant made it possible for us to keep on taking photos and capturing memories without having to look for a wall outlet.Our most favorite Tylt product is the SQRD case. We’ve gotten so many compliments on this phone case. Its smooth lines and durable design make your phone look that much better. Unlike a lot of phone cases, its design is super slim. Also, the SQRD case is shock proof. The case has saved our phone many times from our clumsy hands.Tylt’s bold colors and sleek and simple design will allow your gadgets to stand out in the crowd while giving your gadgets an edge in power. Plus, they work for whatever Smartphone you have, whether it’s the Samsung Galaxy S4 or the iPhone 5!For more information, visit tylt.com. 15 Best Subscription Boxes for Men Who Love Gifts 10 Best Gins Under $20: Just Add Tonic Should Bars Be Kid and Dog-Friendly? We Asked the Experts Editors’ Recommendations
zoom Unions from across New South Wales (NSW) will join the Maritime Union of Australia’s (MUA) march in Sydney today, calling on Prime Minister Tony Abbott to back Australian workers in the dispute between container terminal operator Dubai Ports World and its workforce, MUA said in a release.MUA is concerned that DP World may strip new workers of their penalty rates and has voiced concern over job security while unemployment has rocketed to a 12-year high.The Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) and MUA have urged terminal operator DP World to get back to the negotiating table for a new enterprise bargaining agreement last week.The call came in the aftermath of MUA’s protected industrial action at DP World terminals on Thursday and Friday, amid failure to reach a satisfactory bargaining agreement.DP World responded to the wharfies’ protected action by locking the workers out.“The members are engaging in further industrial action on Monday and the company has again chosen to lock us out from 10am through to 6am Tuesday. This is an important rally that will be crucial in sending a message to DP World that our hard won conditions are not negotiable,” MUA said.According to MUA, the following issues have been found at DP World’s terminals:Melbourne: There are already two different rates of pay for workers doing the same job as straddle drivers and the company now wants to do away with penalty rates for new workers.Fremantle: There are forced redundancies for 12 full time workers set to take effect on 31st December. This will reduce the number of full time rostered permanents to 40 out of 200 (20 per cent of the workforce).Port Botany: Automation of the terminal will mean more than 250 redundancies and there needs to be fairness in the plan for redundancies.Brisbane: Automation has already occurred. Not only does the new technology not work but managers are taking jobs which should be performed by MUA members.“Since coming to office the Abbott Government has signalled its intention to strip penalty rate entitlements from Australian workers. It is likely Dubai Ports World expects support from Employment Minister Eric Abetz and the federal government,” MUA said.MUA Assistant National Secretary Warren Smith said that with workers at Dubai Ports World currently locked out of their workplace at Port Botany, this was the perfect opportunity for Mr Abbott to flip the script.“The Australian people do not want their working entitlements stripped from them. They do not want foreign-owned employers like Dubai Ports World trying to get rid of penalty rates or see jobs handed over to robots without a proper plan for redundancy,” Mr Smith said. “This is a perfect opportunity for Mr Abbott to confound expectations and stand with Australian workers against a foreign-owned employer trying to remove their penalty rates.”
zoomImage provided by ABB; Image courtesy: Viking Line Technology company ABB has won its first marine automation system contract for a cruise ferry in China.The deal was signed after the technology package for Chinese-built Viking Line vessel has been extended to include the ABB Ability™ System 800xA, which integrates power, propulsion and vessel management systems into one platform.Adding marine automation to the technology package would improve project management, as well as result in greater vessel efficiency and digitalization, according to ABB.“Extending our arrangement with ABB to include the full automation package made perfect sense, given that ABB has the dedicated local automation team and access to global engineering resources that will ensure both responsiveness and delivery of a vessel benefiting from the highest levels of systems integration,” Jan Hanses, President and CEO, Viking Line.The 63,000 gross ton LNG-fueled cruise ferry, which is being built at Xiamen Shipbuilding, will have space for 2,800-passengers when it joins services connecting the Finnish port of Turku, the Åland Islands and Stockholm, Sweden, in 2020.As well as the ABB electrical power generation, distribution systems and bow thruster motors, the vessel will be the first cruise ferry in the world to feature twin XO 2100-type Azipod® units.“As ABB’s first marine automation contract for a cruise ferry in China, this is a breakthrough in a crucial territory where our marine business continues to increase, but it also confirms that our ‘Electric. Digital. Connected’ strategy is gaining traction in a growing number of sectors and markets,” Juha Koskela, Managing Director, ABB Marine & Ports, said.
The province’s first court to help people with mental health illnesses will open in Dartmouth on Nov. 2. The court was set up to help people who are in greater need of counselling and treatment instead of being held in custody or put in situations that may lead to confrontations. “The government is seeking new ways to help those offenders who have mental health issues,” said Attorney General and Justice Minister Ross Landry, today, Aug. 27. “This court will look at the person and their illness, not just their crime when it comes to administering justice.” Two years of planning of the made-in-Nova Scotia court included input from representatives from police agencies, RCMP, Public Prosecution Service, legal aid, judiciary and several government departments. The specialized court will sit one day a week at the provincial court building. Judge Bill MacDonald will hear the cases which have been recommended by the mental health court team as being eligible for the program. A team of mental health clinicians and lawyers will be at the courthouse to assess potential clients and assist with their needs through counselling and other support. The mental health court program is based on the best practices of other jurisdictions, and is tailored to meet the needs of Nova Scotians.
Kolkata: The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has seized 6.3 kg of foreign-origin gold valued at Rs 2.53 crore and arrested three women and a man in Kolkata.Acting on a tip-off, a DRI team followed an auto-rickshaw and saw three women getting into it on Thursday, said an officer of the agency. “We intercepted the auto and asked the women and the driver if they were carrying any drugs. They denied. But they gave in due to sustained questioning and revealed gold bars hidden in the toolbox. They were asked to appear in the DRI office at Kolkata. The auto was also brought to DRI office,” said the officer.The auto was searched thoroughly and the officers found four rectangular paper packets wrapped with carbon papers. Twelve bars were recovered from the toolbox and another two from the accused, said a second DRI officer.(With inputs from Indian Express)
STIRLING, Ont. – Ontario Provincial Police say they are investigating an incident in which a child required 48 stitches to her face after being bitten by a dog.OPP say the incident occurred on April 1 in Stirling — a village northwest of Belleville, Ont.They say the three-year-old girl was with her mother in a common area of an apartment building when a dog came by and bit the child on the face.Investigators say the dog belonged to a person visiting the building.OPP say the incident is being investigated under the Dog Owner’s Liability Act.
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Jaipur: Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday termed his party’s promise of minimum guaranteed income to the poorest 20 per cent households a “surgical strike on poverty” and said nobody should be poor in 21st century India.Addressing a rally in Suratgarh town of Ganganagar district, a day after declaring his party would roll out the scheme if voted to power, Gandhi alleged that Prime Minster Narendra Modi gave money to the rich and top industrialists of the country, but the Congress would serve the poor. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c detailsHe said the promised minimum income scheme was a “big bang”. “Dhamaka hai ye…bomb fatega (It’s a big bang…a bomb will set off). This is a Congress’s surgical strike on poverty. They (the BJP) worked to eliminate the poor we will eliminate poverty,” Gandhi said. He went on to say that his party consulted former RBI governor Rahuram Rajan and “all big economists, without telling anyone, without giving any speeches”. “We were engaged in this work for six months. Take the list of all big economists of the world, we consulted them…Raghuram Rajan…one by one.” Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from ThursdayOn helping the poor, he said, “We thought how it should be done. After discussion and brainstorming, we thought that there should be a minimum income line of Rs 12,000 per month. Soon after formation of the Congress government in 2019, the minimum income line in India will be Rs 12,000 per month.” The name of the proposed scheme is ‘Nyuntam Aay Yojana’ or Nyay. The word ‘Nyay’ stands for justice in Hindi. He alleged that poverty and unemployment increased under the Modi government.
Rabat – Moroccan authorities said the existence of a suspicious substance in the COP22 village was a hoax.Marrakech’s General Directorate of National Security (DGSN) was informed on Tuesday that there was a “suspicious dangerous substance in a chair.”The incident was reported by United Nations officials at the twenty-second Conference of the Parties’ (COP22) village in Bab Ighli. After investigators scanned the whole the area with radiation and other sophisticated investigative techniques, the DGSN announced that the substance was not dangerous.Earlier this month, Morocco authorized the mobilization of security forces in preparation for the COP22, which is running until November 18. 7,000 officials of the Royal Gendarmerie and 250 police motorcycles and cars have been deployed throughout Marrakech. Additionally, units of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) have been arrayed at the Menara Airport and Marrakech’s tourist sites to help monitor the event and provide security and law enforcement.To ensure the highest level of security during the 12-day event, a stand-by force of rescue teams and dozens of ambulances stand at the ready throughout the city aboard three helicopters endowed with medical supplies.
HAC has an internationally recognized, robust, & reliable certification audit system. The Certification process of HAC involves, detailed testing and auditing conducted by internationally accredited and recognized foreign certification bodies and laboratories.HAC’s standards and audit processes for imported milk powder essentially emphasizes on the need for traceability of all raw material considered critical to Halal conformity. Consequent to such careful evaluation, HAC responsibly reaffirms that the products certified to be Halal and are free from any non-Halal material (including but not limited to pig fat). The HAC, through its process of pre and post certification audits, has verified the products in question, from the very source of origin i.e. New Zealand and Australia, upto the point of manufacturing and repackaging in Sri Lanka. HAC is the only entity certifying and conducting professional and internationally accepted compliance audits for Halal standards in Sri Lanka. HAC, through its certification has facilitated Sri Lanka’s exports in Food & Beverages worth USD1.6 Billion (estimate avg 2012 -2016).The HAC has alliances with and recognized by over 80 Foreign Halal Certification Bodies (FHCB), established in over 56 countries spread across the globe.Halal Accreditation Council (Guarantee) Limited is a not for profit organization duly incorporated under the Companies’ Act No. 7 of 2007. The organisation is certified for ISO 9001: 2015 Quality Management System (QMS) issued by the Sri Lanka Standards Institute, ISO 27001:2013 Information Security Management System issued by Bureau Veritas Certification and GSO 2055-2:2015, accredited by GCC Accreditation Centre (GAC) based on ISO/IEC 17065:2012, “Conformity assessment – Requirements for bodies certifying products, process and services. The Halal Accreditation Council (Guarantee) Limited (HAC), Sri Lanka has assured that there is no pig fat in Halal certified milk powder sold in Sri Lanka.The recent controversy purporting to the possible existence of pig fat, amongst other adulterants, in imported milk powder marketed in Sri Lanka has, caused a great deal of angst and distress amongst many consumers. A majority of these milk powder brands are certified by the Halal Accreditation Council (Guarantee) Limited (HAC), Sri Lanka.