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_imgPeoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader Khursheed Alam was released on a parole for just three hours on Wednesday to attend the last rites of his younger brother Shahnawaz Alam, who died of lung cancer on Tuesday evening.An official said the former employees union leader who joined the PDP a few years ago, was shifted from the Centaur Lake View hotel, a designated sub-jail, on Wednesday morning to attend the last rites here.“Mr. Alam was escorted by a posse of security personnel to Khanyar and was again whisked away after the burial. We expected the State government to release him for at least four days so that he could participate in all the congregational prayers to be offered,” a relative said on the condition of anonymity.A police official said the agencies were “weighing the options to release him again to attend the congregational prayers”.Mr. Alam was among 179 political leaders arrested in the crackdown launched on the mainstream leaders in J&K before the Centre revoked J&K’s special status.last_img read more

first_imgIndia vs Australia 1st ODI (Full scorecard): Australia (288/5) beat India (254/9) by 34 runs to take 1-0 lead in 3-match series. Rohit Sharma (133), MS Dhoni (51), Richardson (4/26)Jhye Richardson, playing just his fourth one day international on Saturday, was adjudged the man-of-the-match for his effort of 26 for four in the first ODI between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground.The 23-year-old Western Australian took the important wickets of Virat Kohli, Ambati Rayudu, Dniesh Karthik and Ravindra Jadeja to achieve his career-best figures.At the post match presentation, Richardson said that the wicket of Kohli is one that he will be treasuring for sometime.”They [India] are a quality side. Credit to India as they gave us a run for our money in those middle overs. For a period they had the game under control. When you have a team three down early, it becomes difficult to bounce back,” Richardson said after accepting his man-of-the-match award.Exciting quick Jhye Richardson is the @GilletteAU Player of the Match with his 4-26 from 10 overs! #AUSvIND (@cricketcomau) January 12, 2019″I am very happy to get [Kohli’s] wicket, I’ll treasure it for a while but more than that, I’m happy with the win.”As a bowling unit, we are clear about our plans, doing our homework and research, being professional out there. I think it was about assessing the conditions more than anything else. I didn’t need to bowl the slower balls earlier but felt like bashing the wicket was quite difficult to score off. In the end, it became easier to bowl the slower deliveries as the ball got softer,” Richardson added.advertisementThis is how he picked up the wickets -3.3 Overs, Kohli – OUT! GONE! Look at the way the Aussies are celebrating, that will tell you how big a wicket this is. The chase master, Virat Kohli is out of here. He has hit that right off the middle but straight to the fielder at square leg who is positioned a little shorter than a normal square leg. Not the best of deliveries that by Jhye, it is on his pads, Kohli flicks it nicely but straight to the man at square leg. Stoinis there takes it on the second attempt.3.5 Overs, Rayudu – OUT! Three reds and India lose their third. Rayudu is the man taking the long walk back and takes the review with him. It pitches around middle and off and comes back in. Rayudu tries to defend but is done in by the movement. It hits the front pad. A huge appeal then follows, the umpire gives it a thought and then raises his finger. After a chat with Rohit, Rayudu reviews. Replays show the on-field call is the right one.39.2 Overs, Karthik – OUT! Richardson it is once again, his third wicket. It is slightly short and it skids through. Karthik comes down the track and he looks to pull. He though ends up getting a bottom edge as the ball does not bounce as much as he expects it to. The ball deflects onto the stumps. Rohit is disappointed at the other end, Karthik too walks back disgusted.44.1 overs, Jadeja – OUT! In the air… taken! Four-fer for Jhye. The men from Perth Scorchers are doing it for Australia. It is bowled short and outside off, Jadeja goes for the upper cut and also hits it well. It though does not go as fine as he wanted it to. Shaun Marsh at deep point, settles under it and takes an easy one. Rohit continues losing partners at one end. 76 from 35.Chasing Australia’s 288 for four, India stumbled to 254 for 9 to concede the match by 34 runs. The Asutralians, fitted in their retro canary jersies became the first team in the history if the sport to win 1000 matches.Also Read | Rohit Sharma equals Sourav Ganguly’s record for 22 ODI hundredsAlso Read | MS Dhoni hits 1st ODI fifty since December 2017Also Read | Bhuvneshwar Kumar 4th slowest Indian to reach 100 ODI wicketsAlso Read | Rayudu comes on to bowl, questions raised on the legality of his actionlast_img read more

first_imgHonda Cars India is all set to launch the tenth generation of Civic on March 7. The production of the sedan has begun and it is being manufactured at the company’s Greater Noida plant. The pre-launch bookings for the 2019 Civic commenced on February 15 and the firm is claiming that in just seven days, it has exceeded the expected three-week pre-launch booking numbers.The tenth-generation Honda Civic can be booked for an amount of Rs 31,000 at all the authorized company dealerships across the country. Upon its launch in India, the sedan will take on the likes of Skoda Octavia, Toyota Corolla Altis and Hyundai Elantra.”We are delighted to begin the production of all new Civic which will be launched on March 7. Since this has been a highly anticipated launch in India, we are receiving an outstanding response during pre-launch phase. In just 7 days, we have exceeded our expected 3-week pre-booking numbers which is a testament to the excitement the iconic Honda Civic has generated amongst customers,” Rajesh Goel, Senior Vice President and Director, Marketing and Sales, Honda Cars India, said in a statement on February 22.The 2019 Honda Civic will be available in India in both petrol and diesel engines. The sedan will get a 1.8-litre i-VTEC petrol motor producing 141 PS of power at 6,500 rpm and 174 Nm of torque at 4,300 rpm. It will be mated to a CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission). There will also be a 1.6-litre i-DTEC turbo diesel mill, from Honda Earth Dreams Technology series, churning out 120 PS of power at 4,000 rpm and 300 Nm of torque at 2,000 rpm. This powertrain will get a six-speed manual transmission.advertisementWith regard to the fuel efficiency of the new Civic, the company is claiming that the petrol variant will return a mileage figure of 16.5 kmpl, while the diesel one will be good for 26.8 kmpl.The tenth-generation Honda Civic will have a length and width of 4,656 mm and 1,799 mm, respectively. It will be 1,433 high and have a wheelbase of 2,700 mm. It gets a 47-litre fuel tank and a 430-litre boot. The kerb weight of the petrol variant is 1,300 kg, while the diesel one will weigh 1,353 kg. The sedan will have 17-inch alloy wheels with discs, both at the front and rear.Civic is Honda’s longest-running automotive nameplate with cumulative sales of 25 million units worldwide. It is sold in 170 countries around the globe.It is being speculated that the tenth-generation Honda Civic will be priced in India between Rs 15 lakh and Rs 20 lakh (ex-showroom). While Octavia is priced between Rs 15.99 lakh and Rs 25.99 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), Corolla Altis ranges from Rs 16.45 lakh to Rs 20.19 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Elantra is priced between Rs 13.81 lakh and Rs 20.04 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).Honda Cars India was established in December 1995 and has two manufacturing facilities, one each at Greater Noida (Uttar Pradesh) and Alwar (Rajasthan). It has been a busy 2019 for the company. While the firm has discontinued the production of hatchback Brio, it has recently introduced exclusive editions of compact sedan Amaze, premium hatchback Jazz and compact sports utility vehicle WR-V. Now, it is all set to drive-in the tenth-generation Civic.ALSO READ | Maruti Suzuki Ertiga demand rises, customers will have to wait for 22-24 weeks for deliveriesALSO READ | Tata 45X Concept officially named Altroz, to be commercially launched in mid-2019ALSO READ | Maruti Suzuki Ignis facelift deliveries to start by first week of March, hatchback gets more safety featureslast_img read more

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Chelsea winger Pulisic: I know scoring touch will come backby Freddie Taylor5 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChristian Pulisic isn’t worried about his lack of goals for Chelsea.The American played an integral role in Chelsea’s winner against a stubborn Newcastle outfit on Saturday.He is yet to score for the Blues, but that didn’t ruin his positivity after the 1-0 victory at Stamford Bridge.”It was a really good game, happy for the team, had a strong performance, they defended really well, and I was happy to make an impact,” Pulisic told ESPN after the match. “I was going to shoot last-second, but I saw Tammy wide open and then DeAndre [Yedlin, Pulisic’s US team-mate] made an unbelievable block, so maybe I should have shot it. “I just don’t have that scoring touch but I know it will come back.” last_img read more

first_img The @UMichFootball had 2 Damn Weeks to prepare for this game. Can’t stop the run. Can’t pressure. No discipline. And that’s just the defense. The offense is so much worse. They should be ashamed of the way they look. They can’t run. Can’t protect the QB. Just horrible.#Damn!— Stephen A Smith (@stephenasmith) September 21, 2019Of course, Michigan could shock the college football world and deliver a second half performance for the ages. But given the way the Wolverines have looked against Wisconsin’s rushing attack, that seems a bit far-fetched.Harbaugh has been getting crushed for his team’s performance, as you’d imagine.The second half is about to get underway. espn's stephen a. smithTORONTO, ON – FEBRUARY 13: TV personality Stephen A. Smith attends the Verizon Slam Dunk Contest during NBA All-Star Weekend 2016 at Air Canada Centre on February 13, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)Michigan, thought to be a College Football Playoff contender before the season started, has looked horrible against Wisconsin on Saturday afternoon. The Wolverines currently trail 28-0 in game that has been incredibly one-sided. As a result, Jim Harbaugh and his players are getting trashed by the media.ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith took to Twitter at halftime to express his thoughts on the situation. It won’t shock you to hear that he’s not impressed.“The @UMichFootball had 2 Damn Weeks to prepare for this game. Can’t stop the run. Can’t pressure. No discipline. And that’s just the defense. The offense is so much worse. They should be ashamed of the way they look. They can’t run. Can’t protect the QB. Just horrible.#DamnMichigan had a bye week after its close call against Army, so in theory, the Wolverines should have been ready to go. It does not appear that they were.last_img read more

first_imgWhat has he done now? Sourav Ganguly’s cheeky response to question on Ravi Shastri in presserSourav Ganguly gave a cheeky reply to a journalist who had asked the new BCCI president on whether he has had a word with India head coach Ravi Shastri or not after filing his nomination papers for the top job.advertisement Next India Today Web Desk KolkataOctober 18, 2019UPDATED: October 18, 2019 13:16 IST File photo of Sourav Ganguly and Virat Kohli (PTI Photo)HIGHLIGHTSSourav Ganguly and Ravi Shastri had a public fallout in 2017Ganguly was in the CAC panel when Shastri was overlooked for the coach’s post in 2016Shastri had blamed Ganguly for not getting the job back then which he eventually got the next yearSourav Ganguly gave a cheeky reply to a journalist who had asked the new BCCI president on whether he has had a word with India head coach Ravi Shastri or not after filing his nomination papers for the top job.Former India captain Sourav Ganguly was at his wittiest best in a press conference in Kolkata after it was confirmed that he would become the new president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).Ganguly was asked about India head coach Ravi Shastri and whether the two have spoken or not to which the Bengal stalwart gave a cheeky reply.”Have you spoken to Ravi Shastri?” the reporter asked Ganguly, to which he laughed and replied, “Why. What has he done now?”Sourav Ganguly and Ravi Shastri had a public fallout in 2017 before the latter was appointed as the head coach of the senior national team.Ganguly was part of the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) that picked Anil Kumble ahead of Shastri as coach in 2016 for a year until the breakdown in relations with Virat Kohli forced the legendary leg-spinner out.Ganguly was reportedly not keen on Shastri again, being a member of CAC in 2017 when Virender Sehwag too had applied. On that occasion, Shastri bagged the job.Shastri’s tenure was extended after he re-applied for the post earlier this year and this time the Kapil Dev-led CAC decided to renew his contract for another 2 years.But even before he became the BCCI boss, Ganguly maintained that the head coach needs to help India win big tournaments to justify his place in the team management.advertisement”Ravi has been doing this for five years (except one year of Anil Kumble) and now been given this responsibility for two more years. So I don’t think anyone else in history has got such a long time with the team.”He is the right choice but he now has to justify. He has two T20 World Cups ahead and in such big tournaments, India needs to find ways to win them,” Ganguly had told India Today in August.Also Read | Ravi Shastri has to win big tournaments to justify appointment: Sourav GangulyAlso Read | Fans wonder what will happen to Ravi Shastri after Sourav Ganguly takes over as BCCI presidentAlso Read | Sourav Ganguly will continue to serve the nation with same passion: Sachin TendulkarFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to 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 byrohan sen Tags :Follow Sourav GangulyFollow Ravi Shastrilast_img read more

first_img Patients living in southwestern Nova Scotia can look forward to faster diagnosis with the installation of the first of six new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) units the government is purchasing to help improve wait times. So far, 42 patients have been booked for Canada’s cutting edge MRI scanner at the Yarmouth Regional Hospital including patients from the Shelburne, Yarmouth and Digby counties. Access to the new MRI means patients don’t have to travel to Halifax or wait as long to get neurology, head and neck, orthopedic abdominal and urological imaging. “This is an important step for all Nova Scotians as we open the first of our new MRIs to provide diagnostic tests faster and allow for treatment to begin sooner,” said Health Minister Chris d’Entremont today, Sept. 15, at the official opening of the MRI in Yarmouth. Expanding the MRI capacity in Nova Scotia was one of the top priorities for the provincial government which announced the purchase of the new MRI units for Yarmouth, Kentville, Antigonish and New Glasgow in December 2004. The province also agreed to replace two aging units in Halifax. “We are doing what we said we would do to improve access. When these new machines are all in place, we will have doubled our access,” said Mr. d’Entremont. It is expected the rest of the units will be installed in each health district as renovations, human resource plans, and community funding come into place during the next year. When that is complete, Nova Scotia will have a ratio of one MRI scanner for 117,500 people, among the best capacity in the country. “South West Health and the hospital foundation is to be commended for being the first in the province to raise the money and hire the staff needed so this MRI can start helping patients,” said Mr. d’Entremont. About $12.5 million is going toward the purchase and installation of all MRI units. The funding was made possible through the 2004 First Ministers’ Meeting Accord. The Yarmouth Hospital Foundation exceeded the required goal of $750,000 necessary (25 per cent of the cost of the unit) to purchase the MRI for the community. The MRIs purchased from GE Healthcare bring a new level of MR scanning technology to Canada that enables providers to better diagnose and treat cancer, heart disease, and other conditions earlier. An MRI can make detailed three-dimensional images of the body’s soft tissues. General Electric Healthcare was awarded the tender for the provision of the new MRIs following a Nova Scotia government procurement process. Until now, MRI machines were located in Halifax and Cape Breton only. “There are many benefits to having an MRI in our district. Most importantly, our patients won’t have to spend hours on the highway to Halifax to get these tests which can be very challenging if you are elderly or cannot drive yourself,” said Blaise MacNeil, CEO, South West Health. “The technology means that we should be able to attract more specialists and family physicians to the area knowing that they have access to the latest diagnostic imaging equipment, said Mr. MacNeil. HEALTH-Patients Benefitting From First New MRIlast_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: A 57-year-old driver who fled with his employer money was arrested from Firozabad in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday.According to police on Saturday, at around 8 AM, one Yameen Khan informed the cops of Maidangarhi police station that he had to pay some fine to get one challan compounded at Rewari. “For the same, he had deputed his driver Jhaabu, who was entrusted with the task of getting the same done and was handed over Rs 1.16 lakh by him to complete the challan process at RTA, Rewari,” said police. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderAdding further, after taking money from his employer Jhaabu did not reach Rewari and has also stopped taking his call. Immediately, a case under section 408 of IPC was registered. Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (South) Parvinder Singh said that after initial technical assistance, a team was sent to Firozabad (accused village) where enquiry from family members was done. “It was revealed that Jhaabu would be reaching his village in sometimes. The team waited there and ensured that family members do not establish any communication. Finally, after a long wait, accused reached his village late in the evening. He was apprehended,” Singh said adding that upon search, the entire amount of cash was recovered from his possession. “The prompt action of investigating officer ASI Shyambir Singh helped in the arrest of accused within 12 hours of reporting and also helped in the recovery of the entire amount,” police said.last_img read more

first_imgHALIFAX – Heat waves in the world’s oceans are getting longer and more frequent, according to a new study that warns the phenomenon will likely continue to alter marine ecosystems, harm fisheries and kill various species.Eric Oliver of Dalhousie University in Halifax, who led a team of researchers from Australia, the United States and the United Kingdom, said they found that annual marine heat-wave days increased by 54 per cent between 1925 and 2016.The oceanography professor said that means a marine ecosystem now experiences 45 marine heat-wave days per year, compared to 30 days of extreme heat annually in the early 20th century.“We will continue to see impacts on our marine ecosystems, making them less stable and predictable,” Oliver said in a release. “These are systems that many around the world rely on for food, livelihoods and recreation.”The team, which used satellite and on-site observations of sea surface temperatures, defines marine heat waves as “prolonged periods of unusually warm water at a particular location.”The study, released Tuesday in the journal Nature Communications, found the prolonged heat can harm biodiversity, as well as fisheries and aquaculture. For example, the authors say a marine heat wave off western Australia in 2011 altered the plant composition in an ecosystem once dominated by kelp. He said that shift remained even after water temperatures returned to normal, suggesting the changes may be long-lasting if not permanent.A year later, high temperatures that lasted from 2014 to 2016 in the Gulf of Maine caused the lucrative lobster fishery to be flooded with cheaper early landings, while persistent warm water in the North Pacific caused fishery closures, strandings of marine mammals and harmful algal blooms along the coast.“It even changed large-scale weather patterns in the Pacific Northwest,” the release states.Oliver said the increased frequency in heat waves is due likely to a global increase in mean ocean temperatures. Because of that, the team says that will likely continue since they expect ocean surface temperatures to continue to warm.last_img read more

first_imgFORT MCMURRAY, Alta. — Syncrude has agreed to plead guilty and pay $2.75 million in fines over the deaths of 31 great blue herons at an Alberta oilsands mine.The birds were found dead or dying in 2015 at an abandoned sump pond at Syncrude’s Mildred Lake mine north of Fort McMurray.Syncrude subsequently faced charges of failing to properly store a hazardous substance under Alberta legislation as well as federal charges under the Migratory Birds Act.The company says in a release that bird deterrents used on tailings ponds weren’t in place for smaller bodies of water.It says those ponds are now included in its waterfowl protection plan.In 2010, Syncrude was fined $3 million after more than 1,600 ducks died when they landed on a tailings pond.That same year, more than 550 birds had to be killed when an early winter storm forced them to land on waste ponds belonging to Syncrude and Suncor Energy.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

first_imgUnited Way of New York City’s Women’s Leadership Council will host its 10th annual Power of Women to Make a Difference Award Luncheon on Wednesday, March 9, 2016, celebrating female leaders who have positively impacted their communities and made a difference in the lives of others.Net proceeds from the 10th anniversary event will benefit United Way of New York City’s ReadNYC initiative, which focuses on making sure young people in disadvantaged communities are reading on grade-level by the end of third grade.As premier sponsor for the second consecutive year and a brand dedicated to celebrating women, Italian luxury fashion house Max Mara will show an exclusive presentation of their Spring/Summer 2016 collection at the event. SourceMedia’s leading financial services brand, American Banker, which reaches an engaged audience of senior banking decision-makers and experts via an award-winning website, monthly magazine and its prestigious annual ranking of the 25 Most Powerful Women in Banking and Finance, will also return as a sponsor this year. New sponsors for 2016 are renowned French winery Champagne Laurent-Perrier, which is sponsoring the 10th Anniversary Toast, and Cepi Style, leading style specialist for executive women.This year’s honorees include Monique L. Nelson, Chair & CEO of UniWorld Group, Laurie M. Tisch, President of the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund, Martine Reardon, Chief Marketing Officer of Macy’s, and Jennifer Warren, Managing Director and Head, U.S. Region at the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. Sheena Wright, President and CEO of United Way of New York City (UWNYC) will also be in attendance.The luncheon will also feature for the first time the “Power of the Purse” auction, where handbags from some of the most renowned designers, including a special handbag by Max Mara, will be auctioned to raise money for ReadNYC.The Women’s Leadership Council (WLC) engages the power, talent and passion of women to transform communities. Previous honorees and keynote speakers of the annual Power of Women to Make a Difference Award Luncheon include Susan Taylor, former Editor-in-Chief of Essence magazine, Soledad O’Brien, former CNN anchor and CEO of Starfish Media Group, Diane von Furstenberg, fashion designer and President of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, and Deanna Mulligan, President and CEO of Guardian Life Insurance Company of America and member of the President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability for Young Americans.For more information, visit The event will take place at Cipriani 42nd Street in NYC.last_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: Wrestler-actor-producer Dwayne Johnson aka The Rock’s film titled Fighting with My Family, which is based on the true story of WWE wrestler Paiges life and her wrestling obsessed family, is set to release on April 5 in India. Produced by Dwayne, the film is being brought to India by Universal Pictures International India and MGM Studios, read a statement. The film is directed and written by Stephen Merchant and stars Florence Pugh, Lena Headey, Nick Frost, Vince Vaughn and Dwayne. Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: PriyankaThe story behind Fighting with My Family begins with a documentary. In 2012, Dwayne was filming Fast and Furious 6 in London. Unable to fall asleep, he turned on the television and began watching a non-fiction film titled The Wrestlers: Fighting with My Family. It followed a young woman, Saraya Bevis, who fought under the name Paige, and her outrageous, wrestling-obsessed family. Dwayne, who founded and runs production company Seven Bucks Productions, immediately recognised the potential in the documentary. “It had something special that resonated with me, and I thought it could be turned into a really compelling movie,” Dwayne said.last_img read more

By Safaa KasraouiRabat – Morocco’s national 2017 baccalaureate examination period finished on Thursday June 8 and the process of marking the papers began on Friday June 9.Earlier this week, The Ministry of Education revealed that 40,000 teachers would correct approximately 3.6 million exam papers. The ministry also affirmed that cases of fraud detected by correctors would be subject to disciplinary penalties included under Law number 02.13. This law was issued in the Official Gazette by the ministry in November 2016 in order to prevent fraud cases during exams.The ministry added that a mark of zero will be awarded to any exam taker who cheated, and all grades taken in any course taken during the 2016-17 school year will be annulled. Cheaters will be also excluded from passing the examination for two consecutive academic years.On the second day of the exam period, several exams papers were leaked on social networks a few minutes after the start of the examination. Students who have been found to have copied answers from social networks will be also subjected to the disciplinary penalties.The ministry recorded 496 fraud cases on the third day of the 2017 national baccalaureate examination. The number represents a 38 percent decrease of fraud cases from last year, when 802 fraud cases were recorded on the third day of the national exams.The same source added that the rate of cheating in Morocco during the 2017 baccalaureate exams has dropped by 60 percent. read more

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Lauren La Rose, The Canadian Press Posted Mar 19, 2014 8:27 pm MDT TORONTO – As the one-year anniversary of the fatal factory collapse in Bangladesh approaches, the creative director of Joe Fresh said the brand’s parent company remains committed to helping victims and families affected by the tragedy.“There’s been a lot of work done with respect to that,” said Joe Mimran in an interview at Toronto’s World MasterCard Fashion Week on Wednesday. “There’s about 40 brands that are involved, and I know about 15 of them have all committed so far.”More than 1,100 people died in the April 24 tragedy at the illegally constructed Rana Plaza, making it the world’s worst garment industry accident. Items created for Joe Fresh were among those manufactured on-site, but a number of other clothing makers were also housed in the complex.Last October, Joe Fresh brand owner Loblaw Companies Ltd. said it would provide short-term financial support to all workers or dependents of New Wave Style (which produced Joe Fresh items) and planned to join with British retailer Primark to provide financial assistance to workers of all retailers in the factory plaza.Bob Chant, senior vice-president of corporate affairs and communications for Loblaw, told The Canadian Press in an interview last December that the company was proceeding with short-term compensation plans and had plans for long-term compensation as well.Loblaw has also contributed $1 million to Save the Children Bangladesh and the Centre for Rehabilitation of the Paralysed, in support of programming for workers in the garment industry.The company also joined several retailers in signing a pact to improve fire and building safety in Bangladesh. The agreement requires that the companies conduct independent safety inspections, make their reports on factory conditions public and cover the costs for needed repairs.The companies that agreed to the pact join two other retailers that signed the contract in 2012: PVH, which makes clothes under the Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger and Izod labels, and German retailer Tchibo.Mimran said he was proud of how his brand’s parent company had rallied around what was “a tragic situation.”– Follow @lauren_larose on Twitter. Joe Fresh’s Mimran reaffirms commitment to helping victims of Bangladesh tragedy read more

first_imgThe inside of the yacht  However, she has said that after the release of the script of the play, which follows the adventures of an adult Harry and his son, “Harry is done now”.She told journalists: “He goes on a very big journey during these two plays and then, yeah, I think we’re done. The script of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child was recently releasedCredit:Daniel Leal-Olivas /AFP / Getty Depp renamed it twice – firstly to Vajoliroja, in tribute to the names of his ex-wife Vanessa Paradis, his own name and those of his children Lily Rose and Jack.Later, when he married Amber Heard, he changed the name to honour her, with the yacht becoming ‘Amphitrite’ – the Greek sea goddess and wife of Poseidon. It was built in 2001 in Turkey and can accommodate 10 guests. Rowling is said to have been entranced by the vessel when she and her family stayed on it on a charter trip.  The yacht has a plush interiorCredit:Deadline News/Curtis Stokes and Associates Harry Potter author JK Rowling is reportedly selling her luxury yacht for £7m less than she paid for it just eight months ago.The 47m long vessel, called Amphitrite, is believed to have cost the writer £22m when she purchased it in January.The yacht, once owned by Johnny Depp, is now listed for sale at €17.8m (£15m) with Curtis Stokes and Associates. Depp had the yacht refitted with new lighting and wall hangings, reportedly at a cost of £5m.   To charter the yacht this summer cost £100,000 a week. Rowling has recently returned to the world of Harry Potter with her involvement in the hit stage play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. The yacht deck Described on the yacht brokerage website as “a modern motoryacht with classic styling”, she comes with five rooms and exterior dining, entertaining and relaxation spaces. The website also lists the luxury features of each room, including the salon, which offers “two separate seating areas with sofas, end tables and coffee tables port aft and forward, 2 lounge chairs and a glass storage and wine bar cabinet to starboard, a beautiful skylight above, 10 large windows on each side with curtains and shades, carpet and double teak and glass doors to the aft deck.” Johnny Depp had the yacht redesignedCredit:Curtis Stokes and Associates/Deadline News Rowling's yacht “This is the next generation, you know. So I’m thrilled to see it realised so beautifully but, no. Harry is done now.”Asked about the yacht sale, a spokesman for Rowling said they would not comment on private matters.  Harry Potter and the Cursed Child book The yacht is on the market for £15mCredit:Deadline News / Curtis Stokes and Associates  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.last_img read more

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedMexico: Huge earthquake topples buildings, killing more than 200September 20, 2017In “World”Mexican Band to perform free for Guyanese …as part of Jubilee celebrationMay 20, 2016In “latest news”Mexico wakes up to reality of Trump presidencyNovember 10, 2016In “World” The Mexican Embassy on Tuesday shared the significance of Day of the Dead celebrations with school aged children.Anaeli Victorica explaining the significance of items on an alter set up for Day of the Dead to students from the St Roses Secondary School.Day of the Dead is celebrated every November 2, after All Saints Day. The Embassy’s Head of Development Cooperation Anaeli Victorica in explaining the celebration outlined that the purpose of doing so was “to make our traditions known to the Guyanese people because we’re trying to make a bond to strengthen the relationship.”‘Day of the Dead’ (Dia de los Muertos) originated in Mexico. It is a combination of Native American and Spanish Christian traditions, Victorica explained, “We celebrate the visiting of our loved ones that are deceased coming back to earth for one night”.Mexican Ambassador Ivan Robero Sierra Medel and staff dressed as La Catrina (the friendly image of Death in Mexico commonly seen during celebration of Day of the Dead)The Embassy official said the occasion will also be used to remember the lives that were lost during the September earthquake that devastated Mexico and those that were lost as a result of the recent hurricanes in the Caribbean.Victorica clarified that the Day of the Dead must not be confused with Halloween. “Halloween is celebrated on October 31 and its more about ghosts and monsters and other pagan traditions, and this is more related to Christian values”, she explained. read more

first_imgHTC has a bit of a storied history in the smartphone market. They started out as an unknown, practically upstart company that won the contract to build the first Android smartphone: the T-Mobile G1 (aka HTC Dream). From there things just kept growing for HTC, with a number of popular phones across multiple carriers. Their phones were praised for design innovation and were popular with people who like to mod their smartphones.However, as new generation phones came out in 2010 and 2011, HTC was starting to look a little dated. Their first 4G phones were little more than re-hashes of existing designs and their last phone of 2011, the HTC Rezound, was passed over by many thanks to its me-too design.Luckily HTC recognized this before it was too late and on the cusp of 2012 we were treated to the new HTC One series. The One X represents the flagship of these new phones, which are intended to save HTC from a floundering future.There is no lack of technology stuffed into this 8.9mm thin phone. Take a deep breath and go through it with me: 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm CPU, 720p 4.7-inch Gorilla Glass screen, NFC, Bluetooth, 4G LTE, Beats Audio, and an f/2.0 8MP camera with 1080p video recording.Not content to stuff it full of the latest tech, HTC paid special attention to the design. The One X has a high-grade polycarbaonate shell that is light, tough, and comfortable in-hand. The overall impression is minimalist and thin, with a strong air of quality and refinement. Be sure to check out our full review of the One X.If you are in the market for a smartphone, this needs to be at the top of your list for consideration. Apple who?Visit LogicBuy for the HTC One X Smartphone deallast_img read more

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Tony Mokbel is taking the gamble and looking at changing his plea from guilty to not guilty after it was revealed by Victorian Police that the search warrants used to obtain evidence in the case against him are invalid. The barrister for Mokbel told the Victorian Supreme Court on Thursday that the 40 warrants used to search Mokbel’s premises are invalid because they weren’t properly sworn. The courts have allowed Mokbel’s lawyer a further three weeks to investigate the matter which will return to court on December 15.last_img read more