first_imgJoey Barton took to Twitter to praise both sets of fans after QPR’s 1-0 defeat at Newcastle.Rangers’ former Magpies midfielder was given a warm welcome back to St James’ Park, where Moussa Sissoko’s goal gave the home side victory.Barton tweeted: “Gutted with the result. Felt it was a very even game. Great to be back at SJP and thanks for the reception, it meant a lot.“Also big shout to all QPR a fans who travelled up from West London. Sorry we couldn’t send you back on that long journey happier.”Barton also tweeted his support for Newcastle’s Ryan Taylor, who recently returned after a long spell out of action only to suffer another injury during the game.Barton declared: “Hope @TaylorR1984 is ok. If anyone deserves a bit of luck it’s him. #perspective .”Gutted with the result. Felt it was a very even game. Great to be back at SJP and thanks for the reception, it meant a lot.— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) November 22, 2014Rangers striker Charlie Austin added: “Tough to come back from that game with nothing. Safe trip back to our fans, class today as usual.”QPR’s defeat plus Burnley’s win at Stoke meant Harry Redknapp’s side returned to the bottom of the Premier League.They now face a crucial home match against fellow strugglers Leicester next weekend.R’s defender Rio Ferdinand tweeted: “Huge game next week vs Leicester City….3points is a must…. 6pointer #cliche train hard play hard #mantra.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

first_imgWith Manipur facing an overdraft of over ₹300 crore, the RBI has stopped honouring all government bills and cheques from Wednesday onwards. The order issued by Anita Kumari, Assistant General Manager, however does not say how long the ban will be in force.In a confidential letter to the RBI Chairman, she said the RBI order should be followed by all bank branches and offices. Deputy Chief Minister Yumnam Joykumar of the National People’s Party, who holds the Finance portfolio, said recently at a function the “financial position is not comfortable”.Some Opposition MLAs recalled that the BJP had in their election campaign said the State would not be cash strapped since there were BJP governments in Manipur and at the Centre. Chief Minister N. Biren, who left for Delhi to attend the NITI Aayog meeting, will plead for a bail out by pumping in additional funds, sources say. Meanwhile, the government issued an office memorandum banning all forms of recruitment including regular posts with immediate effect.The government has been unable to pay salaries and honorariums to certain sections of employees including the Village Defence Force. The VDF personnel have been assisting the police all these years.Despite oft repeated assurances, the government has also been unable to hike the pension of retired journalists from ₹4,000 a month to ₹10,000.last_img read more

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, December 8, 2017 – Nassau – There is a great need for women to come to the forefront of the decision-making processes in the country.   This, according to female Parliamentarians, would ensure that issues relating to women are properly prioritized and addressed.   The Bahamas Branch of the Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (CWP) sponsored a luncheon for the spouses of parliamentarians, department heads, and senior female government officials at Luciano’s of Chicago, December 4, 2017.    The event was held under the theme, “Strong Women, Leaders Unite.”Delivering the keynote address was Mrs. Patricia Minnis, wife of Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis.  Mrs. Minnis said that women need to be more visible in order to effect change in the country.   To this end, Mrs. Minnis said that she is pushing for an Office of the Spouse of the Prime Minister.   She has already started the process by submitting a proposal for consideration by the Cabinet. She is currently awaiting a decision by the Cabinet.“I believe that as women, we should have a voice to speak to the issues that we face in the country,” said Mrs. Minnis.   “For that reason, I am pushing for this office, which I believe will help us to push for certain things relating to women and children, such as healthcare, the well-being of women and children and other issues.”Also delivering brief remarks was Minister of Social Services and Urban Development, and Chairperson of the CWP, the Hon. Lanisha T. Rolle, who said that even though much has been done to advance the causes of women, more work needs to be done.“The only way we can be strong is when we are united, and the only way we are united is to speak with one voice,” said the Minister.   “We have come far, and together we can go even further.Parliamentary Secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister, with responsibility for Information and Communications, Mrs. Pakesia Parker-Edgecombe delivered welcome remarks and expressed her appreciation as a participant in the event.   She noted, “We are all here today because of those who came before us who fought the good fight, which now allows us to enjoy some of the privileges and opportunities that we now have.”Past Chairperson and Member of Parliament for Englerston, the Hon. Glenys Hanna-Martin also delivered remarks. After thanking the CWP for the invitation, she said women are still under-represented in the country despite representing over 50 percent of the electorate.   Currently, females represent only 2 percent of the country’s cabinet. Worldwide, the average hovers around 10 percent.“We must find common ground despite serving on different sides of the political divide,” said Hanna-Martin.   “We have to find ways to channel our energies and unite on fundamental issues affecting women.”Also in attendance and bringing brief remarks was Senator, the Hon. Jobeth Coleby-Davis. Senator, the Hon. Dr. Jasmine Turner Dareus, offered the invocation.  Moderator for the luncheon was Senator, Dr. the Hon. Mildred Hall-Watson.   A video highlighting the contributions of women in the country was presented during the luncheon.By: Betty Vedrine (BIS)Photot captions:Header:  Wife of Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis – Mrs. Patricia Minnis addressed the Bahamas Branch of the Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (CWP) Luncheon at Luciano’s of Chicago, December 4, 2017.  (BIS Photo/Patrick Hanna)Insert: Bahamas Branch of the Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (CWP) Luncheon at Luciano’s on Monday.  At the table, clockwise: Wife of the Prime Minister Mrs. Patricia Minnis (left), Past CWP Chairperson Englerston MP Glenys Hanna Martin (opposite), Senate President Katherine Forbes-Smith, Wife of Deputy Prime Minister Mrs. Sonia Turnquest (at right), and Minister of Social Services and Urban Development, and CWP Chairperson Lanisha Rolle (centre).  (BIS Photo/Patrick Hanna) Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

first_imgBajaj KTM 390 Duke will now be available in Midnight Black colour variant in India beside its signature white shade.The new Midnight Black variant which first appeared at the EICMA show in Milan, Italy, in November 2013 will now be available at KTM’s dealerships across the country. According to reports, the company has started accepting bookings for the new colour scheme and is likely to start delivery soon.KTM 390 Duke, India’s first mid-size sports bike, has been a success ever since its entry into the domestic market last June. The bike, which has been conceptualised, developed and designed at the company’s local Chakan production facility in Maharashtra, packs an engine that delivers 43.5 ps of power and 35 NM of torque.”Packing in 44PS of power and 35Nm of torque and weighing only 154 Kg (kerb weight), the 390 Duke has truly been India’s first mid-size sports bike. With the introduction of the new black color KTM fans will have the option of choosing a color that expresses them best,”said Amit Nandi vice president (Probiking) as quoted by OverDrive.KTM which markets its bikes  through its India partner Bajaj Auto currently sells KTM Duke 200 and Duke 390 in the country .The company, which is looking to expand its presence in the domestic market, is speculated to show off its RC200 and RC390 models at the 2014 Auto Expo in Delhi which is scheduled in February. Recently, KTM’s India website had listed the RC 200 and RC 390 models under the ‘coming soon’ tag, indicating their imminent arrival in the sub-continent.last_img read more