Desperately seeking Netaji ahead of LS polls

first_imgSamajwadi Party founder Mulayam Singh could find himself in a dilemma of choosing between son Akhilesh and brother Shivpal, both of whom will be celebrating his 80th birthday separately on Thursday and seek his “blessings” ahead of the Lok Sabha polls. The uncle and nephew parted ways in 2016 after Akhilesh removed Shivpal as the SP’s State president and last year, a national convention nominated the former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister as party head replacing Mulayam. Shivpal Yadav’s Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party-Lohia (PSPL) has planned State-wide celebrations, including events at the party’s office at 6, Lal Bahadur Shastri Marg, here and Saifai, the native place of the Yadav clan, in Etawah. The Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party (SP), which has also planned to celebrate Mulayam’s birthday across the State, will have an event at its office in the Uttar Pradesh capital. The PSPL has decided to celebrate his birthday as “Dharm Nirpekshta Diwas” and organise a ‘dangal’ (wrestling event) in Saifai as Mulayam was a wrestler once and known for his skills in the ring. “We will be celebrating the day as Dharm Nirpekshta Diwas (secularism day) as ‘netaji’ (as Mulayam is fondly called) is the one who stood against communal forces with full force. “The objective of the day will be to strengthen social amity and ideology of secularism,” Shivpal’s son and PSPL general secretary Aditya Yadav said.The Samajwadi Party is not far behind as it has also announced State-wide celebrations like those of previous years and asked its district officials and workers to organise events. “The SP has asked its district and city cadre to celebrate Mulayam Singh Yadav’s birthday. We have been organising his birthday earlier also. He is not only our party’s founder but also a samajwadi icon,” SP spokesperson Rajendra Chaudhary said.last_img read more

Bayern Munich, Barcelona FC would have sacked me by now: Pep Guardiola

first_imgManchester City manager Pep Guardiola believes Bayern Munich and Barcelona would have sacked him if he had overseen a similar campaign to the one his Manchester City team have had at either of the European powerhouses.Guardiola took over at the Etihad at the start of the season after trophy-laden spells in Spain and Germany had confirmed his status as one of the world’s most sought-after coaches, but finding success in England has been harder to achieve.City can finish no higher than third in the Premier League and were knocked out of both domestic cups and the Champions League, with Guardiola set to end a season without any silverware for the first time in his managerial career.”At Barcelona or Bayern Munich, there you have to win by far,” Guardiola told a news conference on Monday. “If not, they don’t give you a second chance.”(The) pressure I had when I arrived in Barcelona, when I had nothing to defend (myself with) — at that club, if in six months you don’t win, you are really out.”Guardiola is prepared to embrace the “second chance” he believes City have given him, but said he could lose his job next season if the results did not improve.”Here they gave me a second chance and we will try to do it. In my situation at a big club — I’m sacked, I’m out. Sure. Definitely,” he added.”At the clubs I worked at before, I am not here, but here we have a second chance and we will try to do it better than this season.advertisement”If what happens next season is not going well, I’ll have one more year of contract, and if it’s not going well they are going to change manager. I am not staying here because I am Pep or what I have done a long time ago.”last_img read more

ICC Women’s Championship: India to play three-match ODI series vs England in February

first_imgThe Indian women’s cricket team will play England in a three-match ODI series in Mumbai as part of the ICC Women’s Championship starting with the first match at the Wankhede stadium on February 22, BCCI said Thursday.The two teams will also face-off in a three-match T20 International series in Guwahati starting March 4.”The Board of Control for Cricket in India and England & Wales Cricket Board announce the schedule for the upcoming Paytm home series of the India women’s team against England,” BCCI acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary said in a release.”The series will comprise three ODIs that will start from 9:00AM IST and three T20Is which will start at 10:00AM IST.”All the three ODIs will be held at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai with the second and third matches slated for February 25 and 28 respectively.The T20Is will be played at Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati on March 4, March 7 and March 9 respectively.Ahead of the series, England will play a warm-up game against BP XI on February 18 at the Wankhede stadium.Also Read | Ranji Trophy quarter-finals Day 3 round up: Kerala in semis, historic double hundred for JafferAlso Read | Hardik Pandya-KL Rahul future uncertain as Supreme Court adjourns BCCI-COA hearinglast_img read more

Ryan Lochte seeks treatment for ‘destructive pattern’ of alcohol addiction

first_imgSwimming news Support The Guardian Share on Pinterest Ryan Lochte Ryan Lochte banned from swimming for 10 months and will forfeit $100,000 Share on Messenger Read more Topics Share on LinkedIn US sportscenter_img Share on Twitter Share on Facebook … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay. Whether we are up close or further away, the Guardian brings our readers a global perspective on the most critical issues of our lifetimes – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. We believe complex stories need context in order for us to truly understand them. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Since you’re here… Share via Email Share on WhatsApp “Ryan knows that conquering this disease now is a must for him to avoid making future poor decisions, to be the best husband and father he can be, and if he wants to achieve his goal to return to dominance in the pool in his fifth Olympics in Tokyo in 2020.”The 34-year-old was banned for 14 months in July for receiving an intravenous infusion without a therapeutic use exemption. Lochte said the violation was unintentional but accepted the ban. The ban is retroactive to 24 May, and will run through June 2019. Lochte previously served a 10-month ban and was made to forfeit $100,000 in bonus money that went with his gold medal at the 2016 Olympics for his role in vandalizing a gas station in Brazil with three other US swimmers during a drunken night out at the Rio Games. Ryan Lochte’s lawyer has confirmed his client is seeking treatment for alcohol addiction.Lochte, a six-time Olympic swimming champion, was involved in an incident at a California hotel last week. Lochte allegedly tried to kick his hotel room door down and police were called. No arrests were made.“Ryan has been battling alcohol addiction for many years and unfortunately it has become a destructive pattern for him,” Ostrow told TMZ on Monday. “He has acknowledged that he needs professional assistance to overcome his problem and will be getting help immediately. Reuse this contentlast_img read more

2012 WA North West Championships

first_imgThe newly constructed Glen and Pat Medland Pavilion will play host to teams from Broome, Hedland and Karratha who are competing across the Mixed ‘A’, ‘B’ and Under 18’s divisions. The tournament will commence on Friday afternoon and continue into the night which promises to be an exciting start to the tournament under lights and kick off a big weekend of Touch Football in the North West.This year’s championships will see Karratha returning to defend their title not only as North West Mixed Open champions but also state champions, although this year Broome looks to be strong contenders at the championships entering an extraordinary eight teams into this year’s tournament. Four Broome teams will contest the Under 18’s divisions, while the Mixed ‘B’ division will see three teams from Broome and one from Hedland battle it out. The 2012 event will see the inaugural North West Affiliate Development Conference run in conjunction with the North West Championships taking place from Friday through to Sunday. This exciting new program will enable an expanded and more interactive approach by Touch Football Western Australia in improving all aspects of Touch Football in the North West areas of Western Australia, with affiliates Broome, Port Headland and Karratha taking part. The conference will include a Level 1 Coaching course, a combined Level 2/3 Referee course, School and Junior Development clinics as well as administration and logistical development and education.For further information, updates and results please visit the North West Championships website:http://www.sportingpulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?c=14-935-0-0-0last_img read more

10 months agoBrighton midfielder Solly March on Chelsea defeat: We had nothing to lose

first_imgBrighton midfielder Solly March on Chelsea defeat: We had nothing to loseby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBrighton midfielder Solly March from positives from defeat at home to Chelsea.March pulled a goal back for the Seagulls after first-half strikes from Pedro and Eden Hazard, and Hughton decided to focus on his team’s second-half reaction, as they created chances to equalise against the Blues.March said, “We had nothing to lose. We wanted to get at them and show them that we were better in the second half.“We did that after the break and we won the half. But at the end of the day it wasn’t good enough, so we’re a bit disappointed.“I think we looked okay at times, but perhaps we tried forcing it too much with our final ball and when we got into the final third.“We will work on that for the next game and hopefully we will improve.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

10 months agoEverton boss Silva to release Holgate for loan

first_imgEverton boss Silva to release Holgate for loanby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveEverton boss Marco Silva is ready to release Mason Holgate for loan.The Mirror says Everton are considering letting Holgate leave on loan in January.The 22-year-old is down the Goodison Park pecking order under new manager Marco Silva.Everton favour a six month move over a full-time switch unless a big offer comes their way.Fulham, Derby County and Sheffield United are all considering their positions. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

23 days agoBrighton youngster Steven Alzate called into Colombia U23 squad

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Brighton youngster Steven Alzate called into Colombia U23 squadby Paul Vegas23 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBrighton youngster Steven Alzate has been called into the Colombia under-23 squad for two friendlies.Head coach Arturo Reyes included Alzate in his list for fixtures against Peru on October 10 and 13 in Lima.Alzate was born in London of Colombian parents, reports The Argus.He has made no secret of the fact that he would love to play international football for Colombia. last_img

Iowa Adds Another 4-Star Recruit After Big Rankings Update

first_imgA group of Iowa Hawkeyes football helmets.WEST LAFAYETTE, IN – NOVEMBER 03: General view of Iowa Hawkeyes helmets are seen during the game against the Purdue Boilermakers at Ross-Ade Stadium on November 3, 2018 in West Lafayette, Indiana. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)The Iowa Hawkeyes got a big boost to their 2021 recruiting class by getting a commitment from offensive tackle Gennings Dunker. A new rankings update has made that commitment all the more impressive.According to 247’s Hawkeye Insider, Dunker has been reclassified as a four-star prospect in the Class of 2021.247Sports Midwest Recruiting Analyst Allen Trieu stated in an interview that Dunker has recently increased his weight without losing mobility, which bodes well for his transition to college.“He was 240 at last check, but he came in at 265 at Iowa and by all accounts was moving just as well at that weight… The kid has a chance to be really good. (2020 Iowa DL commit) Isaiah Bruce has been running well in the 100 as well. It’s crazy they have two freaks like this at that school.”247Sports currently ranks Dunker as the No. 353 overall prospect in the country. He is the No. 39 offensive tackle in the nation, and the No. 8 prospect from the state of Illinois. Dunker announced his commitment to Iowa this early-June.Committed to Iowa!!!!!!— Gennings Dunker (@gennings_dunker) June 3, 2019With Gennings Dunker now classified as a four-star, Iowa’s Class of 2021 now actually has two four-star offensive linemen. In-state four-star Connor Colby announced his commitment to the Hawkeyes last month.As of writing, Iowa’s Class of 2021 ranks No. 7 in the nation and No. 2 in the Big Ten.Suffice it to say, the Hawkeyes are off to a very strong start in their upcoming recruiting cycle.last_img read more

Rohit Sharma should’ve opened in Tests from the beginning: Yuvraj Singh

first_img Next India Today Web Desk New DelhiSeptember 26, 2019UPDATED: September 26, 2019 20:12 IST Rohit Sharma has an opportunity to try and fit in as an opener in the Test side. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIndia will open with Rohit Sharma and Mayank Agarwal in the upcoming Test series against South AfricaYuvraj Singh said Rohit Sharma should have opened from the beginningRohit was picked ahead of regular opener KL Rahul, who was dropped from the sideFormer India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh in an exclusive interview to Aajtak spoke on a range of issues from Kohli’s captaincy to trying Rohit Sharma as Test opener.Yuvraj said that Rohit Sharma should have opened from the beginning and if you’re giving him the chance now then you must give him at least 6 Tests so that he can go and express his game.”If you ask me, Rohit Sharma should have opened in Tests from the beginning of his career. You play him one match and then drop him and say Rohit Sharma is not scoring runs in Test cricket. How can you expect someone to perform without giving him 10 Test? Now if you are making Rohit Sharma open in Tests, you should give him 6 Tests and tell him Rohit, you have got 10-12 innings, go and play your game, nobody will say anything. You gave so many chances to KL Rahul, so whoever is your opener, give him those 6 Test matches so that he can go and express his game.”India in all likelihood will open with Rohit Sharma and Mayank Agarwal in the upcoming Test series against South Africa on home soil after chief selector MSK Prasad hinted at the change last week. Rohit was picked ahead of regular opener KL Rahul, who was dropped from the side after a string of poor scores in the West Indies.Rohit is the most dangerous opening batsman in the shorter formats with 3 ODI double hundreds and 4 T20I hundreds but is yet to seal a permanent berth in the Test team. He was part of the Test squad for the 2-match series in the West Indies but he did not get to play either game.advertisementRohit was seen as a middle-order option but Hanuma Vihari has cemented the No.6 spot with some sensational performances in the Caribbean. That leaves Rohit with an opportunity to try and fit in as an opener in the Test side.Also, Read | Sudden U-turn in my selection despite passing yo-yo test: Yuvraj SinghAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.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 bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow Yuvraj SinghFollow MS DhoniFollow Virat KohliFollow Rohit Sharma Rohit Sharma should’ve opened in Tests from the beginning: Yuvraj SinghYuvraj Singh has said that Rohit Sharma should have opened for India in Test cricket from the very beginning.advertisementlast_img read more

Montreals green alleys have environmental community benefits experts say

first_imgMONTREAL – The little concrete alley off Montreal’s Desnoyers street sits in the shadow of a massive highway interchange, between two busy streets and a railroad track.But in the summer, it comes alive with fruit trees, a honeybee hive and flower and vegetable gardens bursting with colour.It’s one of more than 350 “green alleys” in the city, which ecologists say help reduce heat islands, absorb rainwater and bring green space to Montreal’s underused corners.“It’s kind of like a little oasis in this part of the city,” says Peter Dimitrakotoulos, one of the citizens who helps manage the Desnoyers alley.The alleys are the result of citizen initiatives to add greenery, benches, murals and other green infrastructure to the alleys running behind their homes, often with the partnership of local environmental groups and city’s boroughs.Some 40 new green alleys have been created with city approval each year since 2010, according to the network of environmental committees that administers the program for the boroughs.Dimitrakotoulos says the residents of the Desnoyers alley grow tomatoes, cucumbers, beans, as well as herbs, fruit and other vegetables, which can be an important source of food for the area’s historically lower-income residents.It also provides a respite from the dust and noise stemming from the construction on the nearby Turcot interchange, which is currently being torn down and replaced.“If I look out my window I see lots of construction vehicles and rubble and a half-destroyed highway, so the ability to go sit under a tree and have a space where it doesn’t look like that is quite nice,” Dimitrakotoulos says.Kevin Manaugh, a professor at McGill University’s School of Environment, says green alleys can serve valuable environmental functions, such as absorbing runoff and providing habitat for birds and insects.“Any time we’re taking previously concrete areas or things that are paved, and replace them with soil and plants you’re potentially impacting the urban heat island effect,” where areas are warmer due to human activities, he says.Manaugh says back alleys were historically used for deliveries and trash pickups, but now are generally underused and often dirty and trash-filled.The only significant objection to greening, he says, comes from the car drivers who occasionally lose their access.Both Manaugh and Dimitrakotoulos say the green alleys’ most important function is to reappropriate community space.Since it was inaugurated, Dimitrakotoulos notes, the alley behind his home has hosted barbecues, film screenings and workshops on gardening and composting.There’s also a knowledge transfer, he says, where experienced gardeners pass on their wisdom to people just starting out.“I think the larger and long-lasting benefits are that, at least for me, it’s a space that is public and brings people together,” he says.“I’ve lived in many places, but … this the first time I’ve gotten to know my neighbours.”last_img read more

Aid to Myanmar not enough to meet existing needs – UN relief

Last May, Cyclone Nargis battered the South-East Asian nation, leaving around 140,000 dead or missing and uprooting 800,000 from their homes. Bishow Parajuli, the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator highlighted the urgent needs for the cyclone-affected communities in the Ayeryarwady Delta, the hardest hit region, as well as other areas of the country at today’s meeting. “Whilst steadily recovering from Cyclone Nargis-affected areas remains high on the agenda, the UN also addresses needs for funding to other parts of the country, where immense humanitarian and development challenges exists,” he told the gathering, which drew participants from diplomatic missions, UN agencies and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Mr. Parajuli stressed in particular the imminent need for sustainable shelter and agricultural support ahead of the upcoming monsoon season. Early- and medium-term recovery efforts are outlined in the three-year Post-Nargis Response and Preparedness Plan (PONREPP), which was launched earlier this year by the Tripartite Core Group (TCG) – comprising the Myanmar Government, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the UN – and has a price tag of nearly $700 million. During a visit to Northern Rakhine State earlier this week, Mr. Parajuli witnessed just how acute the needs were for many people. Among the issues faced by those he met were the need for employment and livelihood, access to education for children, and reproductive health and family planning. The UN, working with its partners and the Government, is working to scale up its activities in that region, the Humanitarian Coordinator said, stressing that increased donor support is crucial to these efforts. 3 April 2009The level of humanitarian assistance that is currently being provided in Myanmar is much lower than the actual needs of the people, a senior United Nations relief official said today at a donors meeting in Yangon, calling for increased support for cyclone-affected communities and others. read more

Quebec to set up provincial body to control marijuana industry

Quebec tabled cannabis legislation on Thursday that will give a provincially run agency tight control over the purchase, storage and sale of the drug.A newly created subsidiary of Quebec’s liquor corporation will oversee the pot industry, Public Health Minister Lucie Charlebois said in the national assembly as she tabled Bill 157.Charlebois said the bill forbids minors from possessing cannabis, prohibits people from growing it for personal use and stipulates that smoking it will be banned in the same places where smoking tobacco is illegal.Will marijuana advertising follow the restrictions placed on alcohol or on tobacco?Weed is the new craft beer, says former Budweiser exec: ‘Ignore it at your peril’The bill introduces “a new principle of zero tolerance” regarding drivers caught under the influence of marijuana or any other drug.“It prohibits anyone from driving a vehicle … or having control of a vehicle if there is any detectable presence of cannabis or any other drug in their saliva,” Charlebois said.The bill also gives police officers the power to demand saliva samples from drivers suspected of being under the influence.Only the new agency — the Societe quebecoise du cannabis — will be allowed to buy cannabis from a producer, transport it, store it and sell it, although there may be certain exceptions.Ottawa has promised marijuana will be legal across Canada by next July 1 and has left it to the provinces to create their own legal framework on how the law would be enforced on their territory.Quebec tabled the legislation a day after it again asked the federal government to push back the July 1 deadline by one year so the province can reach agreement with Ottawa on various money-related issues such as the division of tax revenues.On Thursday, the national assembly adopted a motion by a margin of 97-2 to ask Ottawa to delay implementing the law. read more

He went underwater to propose to his girlfriend but he didnt live

Kenesha Antoine is mourning the loss of her boyfriend, who drowned while proposing to her in Tanzania.The American couple were vacationing in a submerged cabin, anchored in water more than 30 feet deep. On the third day, Steven Weber dived into the sea to ask Antoine to marry him.A heartbreaking video posted by Antoine on Facebook showed Weber, in goggles and flippers, swimming up to the window of their underwater room at the Manta Resort on Pemba Island, off Tanzania. He held a handwritten note against the cabin’s glass window.“I can’t hold my breath long enough to tell you everything I love about you. But … everything I love about you, I love more every day!” the sheet of paper, sealed in a zip-lock bag, read.Antoine watched him from inside, giggling and filming.Weber flipped over the page to show a new message, “Will you marry me?” Then he removed an engagement ring from his bathing-suit pocket.Story continues belowThis advertisement has not loaded yet,but your article continues below.Antoine squealed with glee as her boyfriend swam away from the window and out of view. Antoine was overwhelmed with joy. But Weber was soon in danger.According to the BBC, the hotel was notified of a “problem in the water.” By the time staff responded, hotel CEO Matthew Saus said “absolutely nothing could be done.”The Mantra Resort confirmed Weber’s death, which is under investigation by the Zanzibar police.In a Facebook post, Antoine wrote that Weber “never emerged from those depths.”“You never got to hear my answer, ‘Yes! Yes! A million times, yes’. We never got to embrace and celebrate the beginning of the rest of our lives together, as the best day of our lives turned into the worst, in the cruelest twist of fate imaginable,” she said.“I will try to take solace in the fact that we enjoyed the most amazing bucket list experiences these past few days, and that we both were so happy and absolutely giddy with excitement in our final moments together.” read more

UN approves largestever emergency funding allocation to scale up response in wartorn

“These funds will help to save lives,” declared UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock as he announced that the funding would rapidly bolster the response for some 22 million people in Yemen who need humanitarian assistance, including more than eight million who are “a step away from famine.”Since 2015, Yemen has been in engulfed a conflict between forces loyal to President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi and those allied to the Houthi rebel movement.Mr. Lowcock emphasized that to roll back the unfolding catastrophe, three things need to happen. “First,” he began, “there must be reduction both in fighting on the ground and airstrikes, which have greatly intensified in recent weeks.” Armed conflict is killing and injuring people and destroying critical infrastructure. Danger and bureaucratic impediments hamper humanitarians’ ability to reach those in need, including those at risk of diphtheria – a growing outbreak now in most of Yemen’s governorates. Mr. Lowcock maintained that “the parties to the conflict must comply with their obligations under international humanitarian law to protect civilians and civilian infrastructure,” and facilitate humanitarian partners. “Second,” he continued, “we need all ports to remain open without interruption. Yemen imports about 90 per cent of its staple food and nearly all of its fuel and medicine […] a lifeline for millions of people.” Moving forward, sustained and higher levels of food, fuel and medicines must be imported. “Third,” he said, “we need faster and more generous donor financing.” While aid saved millions in 2017, recent restrictions and intensified fighting have forced more reliance on aid. “The CERF allocation today will ensure a comprehensive, integrated response across life-saving humanitarian sectors for the most vulnerable people in 27 high-priority districts at risk of famine, as well as in areas where conflict has recently escalated,” he said. “The Yemeni people need an end to the conflict so that they can begin to rebuild their lives. For this to happen, the parties to the conflict must cease hostilities and engage meaningfully with the UN to achieve a lasting political settlement,” he concluded. read more

Morrissey postpones upcoming gigs amid row over antiracism protest

“We deeply regret any inconvenience to the fans and promise to reschedule UK and European dates as soon as possible.”All original purchasers from official ticket outlets will have the full ticket fee refunded including booking fee to their credit/debit cards. Refunds from ticket agents will be actioned from midday on Monday July 2.”The singer’s world tour will continue in Mexico City in November. Morrissey has postponed all UK and European gigs scheduled for next month after fans planned a protest against his political views.The former Smiths frontman had been due to play at Castlefield Bowl in his home city of Manchester on July 7 and 8 and then further gigs in Portsmouth and Reading.Promoters blamed “logistical problems” for the postponement but his team was said to have been “rattled” by plans to hold an anti-racism party that clashed with one of the Manchester concerts.Campaigners had organised the One Nation Under A Groove protest party for July 8 at the the city’s Revolution bar after the 59-year-old singer made comments in support of jailed English Defence League founder Tommy Robinson.In April, Morrissey announced his support for For Britain, a far-right party created by failed Ukip leadership contestant Anne Marie Waters, who has said she left Ukip after Nigel Farage dismissed her and her allies as “Nazis and racists”. In an interview posted on his blog, he spoke in support Waters and Robinson . “As far as racism goes, the modern loony left seem to forget that Hitler was leftwing,” he said.A statement released by ticketing website Gigs and Tours said: “Due to logistical problems beyond our control, the UK/European Morrissey concerts scheduled for July will be postponed. The 59-year-old singer made comments in support of jailed English Defence League founder Tommy RobinsonCredit:Wiktor Szymanowicz/Barcroft Media The 59-year-old singer made comments in support of jailed English Defence League founder Tommy Robinson read more

Child sex abuse inquiry fined £200000 for bulk email identifying possible victims

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. The ICO said the Inquiry had failed to give staff proper training about the importance of using the “bcc” field, and relied on the assurance of the IT company hired to manage the mailing list that people would not be able to reply to the entire list. Several months later, in July 2017, a further incident arose when a recipient clicked on “Reply All” in response to an email from the Inquiry, sent via the mailing list, and revealed their email to the entire list. IICSA had also breached its own privacy notice by sharing participants’ emails addresses with the IT company without their consent. The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse has been fined £200,000 after sending a bulk email that identified possible victims of child sexual abuse, the  Information Commissioner’s Office has said. The inquiry sent a blind carbon copy email to 90 participants on February 27, 2017, telling them about a public hearing, but then a member of staff sent a correction where the email addresses were entered into the “to” field instead, the ICO said.This allowed the recipients to see each other’s email addresses, identifying them as possible victims of child sexual abuse.Steve Eckersley, the ICO’s director of investigations, said the incident “placed vulnerable people at risk” and was concerning, adding that the inquiry “should and could have done more to ensure this did not happen”.”People’s email addresses can be searched via social networks and search engines, so the risk that they could be identified was significant.”One of the respondents said he was “very distressed” by the data breach, and in total the ICO received 22 complaints.Of the 90 email addresses, 52 contained the recipient’s full name or a label with their full name. IICSA became aware of the breach when a recipient added two further email addresses to the “to” field and clicked “reply all”.  The Inquiry then sent three emails asking the recipients to delete the original email and not to send it on. One of these emails led to another 39 “Reply All” emails.  read more

Hedweld launching new mining equipment tyre handler at AIMEX

first_imgHedweld will release a new tyre handler, designed as a maintenance tool for the safe and efficient removal or installation of tyres from a range of  earthmoving and plant equipment, just one of a range of products on display at Stand 5707 during AIMEX, to be held at Sydney Olympic Park, Homebush, from September 6-9. The Trilift® TH15000 Workshop Tyre Handler is a self-contained diesel/hydraulic-powered, remote-controlled unit designed for the safe removal and installation of tyres and rims up to 15,000 kg safe working load, ranging in size from 27:00 R49 to 59/80 R63.“This tool has been developed for use in a workshop environment and its compact design provides minimal impact on the normal operations of a mining workshop,” Hedweld’s marketing co-ordinator, Mark Grant, said.Hedweld’s stand will also feature:The Trilift TH2000 Tyre Handler for underground mining vehicles, a self-propelled, three-wheeled main frame carrier designed to assist with the removal and replacement of the tyres and wheels of underground vehicles with a safe working load up to 2,000 kgThe Trilift Dozer Track Roller Removing Tool, which aids in the removal of track rollers on dozers and other track drive machines and can be mounted to the top of a Trilift Belly Pan Hoist or existing forklifts and overhead cranesSafe-Away® Ladders including the Electric Ladder V and CF models, along with an EE (Emergency Escape) ladder and an RTV (Raise to Vertical) ladder with hydraulic actuator.“The Safe-Away ladder systems have been designed to provide a simple access solution for use in the mining, earthmoving and civil works industries,” Grant said.Established in 1980, the Hedweld Group of Companies says its products are designed to either safely and efficiently handle components or provide safe access to heavy earthmoving equipment while delivering time and cost savings to the end user.last_img read more

Estil prêt à arrêter de fumer Il suffit de regarder son activité

first_imgEst-il prêt à arrêter de fumer ? Il suffit de regarder son activité cérébrale…Une étude américaine a mis en lumière le fait que l’activité d’une certaine partie du cerveau permettait de déterminer la réelle motivation à s’arrêter de fumer…La détermination d’un fumeur à arrêter la cigarette peut se mesurer. C’est la principale conclusion d’une étude financée par les Instituts nationaux de santé américains et la Fondation nationale pour la science, et publiée ce lundi par la revue scientifique Health Psychology. Les travaux menés à l’Université de Californie (UCLA) consistaient pour les fumeurs à regarder une série de messages sur l’arrêt de la cigarette pendant qu’un scanner enregistrait l’activité de leur cerveau. Emily Falk, principal auteur de l’étude et directrice du laboratoire sur les neurosciences et la communication à l’université du Michigan, a expliqué que les personnes dont l’activité du cortex préfrontal médian était significative se révélaient être celles qui avaient le plus de chances de réduire leur consommation de cigarettes le mois suivant. “Ce qui est passionnant, c’est qu’en sachant ce qui se passe dans le cerveau de quelqu’un (…) nous pouvons bien mieux prédire son futur comportement que si nous ne connaissions que sa propre évaluation” sur ses chances d’arrêter de fumer, a-t-elle conclu.   Le 31 janvier 2011 à 17:54 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Silva lauds Lucas Digne

first_imgEverton manager Marco Silva is full of praise for Lucas Digne after he scored a free-kick in their 2-2 draw with Watford on Monday night.Richalison opened the scoring for Everton 15 minutes into the first half, but a Seamus Coleman own goal and an Abdoulaye Doucoure strike gave Watford the lead heading into stoppage time.In the sixth minute of stoppage time, Digne scored a stunning free-kick from 25 yards to hand Everton a point in their game against Watford.Silva was happy with the defender’s strike and described him as “a good player”.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“Because he has quality, it means personality and character as well. It was an important moment for him and he showed me he is a good player,” Silva told Sky Sports.“In the first goal we conceded, there was a lack of communication between him and Bernard. In these type of moments it’s really important it doesn’t affect him.”last_img read more