Odisha’s Berhampur parliamentary constituency that boasts about electing former Prime Minister P.V. Narasimha Rao in 1996 will have a triangular fight this time between the BJD, the BJP and the Congress.In this constituency that goes to the polls in the first phase on April 11, three major parties have fielded new candidates. The BJD has dropped Siddhant Mohapatra, the cine-star turned MP of Berhampur in 2009 and 2014. The party is fielding former Union Minister Chandrasekhar Sahu as its candidate. Mr. Sahu as the Congress candidate had lost to Mr. Mohapatra twice in the past and had joined the BJD in 2018. However, the party hopes for a hat-trick through him from Berhampur.Without Mr. Sahu, the Congress has fielded V. Chandrasekhar Naidu, an energy sector industrialist from New Delhi having ancestral links with the region. He is completely new to politics and this constituency. The party hopes to garner sizeable Telugu voters in the constituency that made former PM choose it in 1996.The BJP had won this seat in 1999 during the Kargil-wave, but as an ally of the BJD. This time hoping to ride on the post-Pulwama air strike sentiments, the BJP has fielded its State secretary Bhrugu Baxipatra. The party is also planning a rally of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to strengthen its prospects. The BJP leaders feel the voters here vote differently for the Assembly and Lok Sabha constituency although both elections are held together. From 1957 till 1996, Berhampur continued to be a safe bastion for the Congress where even the anti-Emergency wave of 1977 had failed to work. The magic has vanished since the past two decades. The Congress had managed to win back this seat in 2004. However, with Mr. Sahu and several other key party leaders now in the BJD, the organisational strength of the Congress has gone down in the Berhampur parliamentary constituency. Berhampur, Gopalpur, Chhatrapur, Digapahandi, Chikiti, Mohana, Paralakhemundi Assembly segments where the polling will be held on April 11 are part of Berhampur Lok Sabha seat. Mohana happens to be a reserved seat for the Scheduled Castes.
An Indian-origin man based in the United Kingdom has been sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of his ex-wife. Ashwin Daudia, 51, was seen in a CCTV footage, dragging the suitcase that contained the remains of Kiran Daudia’s body.He strangled her before putting her body into the suitcase. He later dumped it in an alley located behind trash bins, the BBC reported.Daudia was said to be a controlling resentful husband and the couple had been divorced for three years, after being together for 26 years. Kiran, a mother of two, was an employee of a retail firm and the couple were going to sell their property to Kiran’s sister Preti Jethwa, according to media reports. Though they were divorced, Daudia continued to live with Kiran in the same house at North Evington, Leicester.On Jan. 16 last year, the day when the sale was supposed to take place, Kiran was reported missing by her family when she did not come back from work. After police started investigating her disappearance, the officers received a call from one of their neighbors the next morning who had discovered an abandoned suitcase in their backyard. The police later found a CCTV footage that showed Daudia dragging the suitcase.Daudia admitted to killing his ex-wife out of rage and said he lost control as he would be rendered homeless and that she was seeing other men. “In my judgment you were arrogant, bullying and bent upon maintaining control. In short, I’m quite satisfied the course of destruction of your family was a course charted by you. Your selfish pride fueled your anger,” Judge Timothy Spencer QC said while sentencing him, the BBC report added.According to the prosecution, an argument and a struggle had ensued between the two. Daudia is suspected to have strangled Kiran with her own scarf. “Had this been some sort of domestic incident which had got out of hand and the defendant immediately regretted what had happened, one might have expected him to have raised the alarm and called for an ambulance or the police,” said William Harbage QC, the prosecutor.He added that Daudia did nothing of that kind. In fact, he tried to cover up his act and was quite cool.Kiran’s family in a statement has said that she was full of dreams and was the backbone of the family, the Mirror reported.“Through his own selfish, cowardly actions Daudia has ripped this family apart, leaving two doting sons without a mother and other family members distraught and struggling to get over the pain and heartache he has caused,” said detective Sergeant Mark Wesley, who was part of the investigation team, according to reports. Related ItemsBritainBritish IndianUnited Kingdom
Two groups of followers of a Dalit sect had a fight on Tuesday on the possible effects of National Register of Citizens (NRC) in West Bengal, resulting in many injuries. This is for first time that the two sects of Matua Mahasangha, a socio-religious body of a predominantly Dalit refugee sect, the Matuas, fought publicly, “tarnishing” the image of the apolitical body, followers said.About 40-45 lakh Matua voters are spread over nearly 50 of the 294 Assembly segments in West Bengal. On Tuesday, one section of the Matuas, headed by the Matua Mahasangha’s chairperson Mamatabala Thakur, convened a meeting in its headquarters at Thakurnagar in North 24 Paraganas, about 70 km north of Kolkata. Ms. Thakur is a former MP of TMC, defeated by her brother-in-law’s son Shantanu Thakur of the BJP in the recent Lok Sabha election.“Our objective was to make people aware of the possible impact of NRC on people who came from Bangladesh. We also invited Muslims,” a disciple close to Ms. Thakur’s faction said. Mr. Thakur’s faction opposed it and campaigned in the area over the last few days against this meeting that was held to “build up resistance against the NRC”.Mr. Thakur’s faction allegedly attacked Ms. Thakur’s meeting, which took “a communal turn” as many Muslims were present. “They started shouting Jai Sri Ram and asked why Muslims are allowed to come inside Thakurbari [the headquarters],” the disciple said. They alleged that their leader Sukriti Ranjan Biswas was also beaten up. The other faction, led by Mr. Thakur, denied the allegation.“They [Ms. Thakur’s faction] held the meeting in the venue even though we were scheduled to hold a meeting there. Moreover, they got Muslims to enter Thakurbari.” said another disciple who is close to Mr. Thakur. He also added that Ms. Thakur’s faction was “spreading false news” about NRC despite BJP president Amit Shah’s statement.“Mr. Shah said that there won’t be any NRC in Bengal and they [Ms. Thakur’s faction] were insisting that the BJP will push people out of the country, so we had to protest,” the disciple said.The scuffle deeply disturbed the followers of the sect and one of the religious chiefs of a group, among the multiple bodies of Matuas, regretted the incident. “Matua Mahasangha was founded on basis of equality to all. We believe that people should not discriminate and fight on basis of religious or political ideology… There should not be a BJP versus TMC division among the Matuas, or else that philosophy is breached,” the chief said.
Kyrie Irving of the Boston Celtics reacts to the referees during the game against the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena on November 6, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/AFPATLANTA — Kyrie Irving took charge in a fashion only he can.Dribbling and weaving through the lane and around the perimeter, Irving scored from all over and kept his teammates involved all night.ADVERTISEMENT “It would’ve been sweet to win two in a row against those kinds of teams,” Schroder said. “But we ended upshort.”Boston improved to 9-2, best in the NBA, and has its longest winning streak in seven years.Al Horford had 15 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists in his best game against the Hawks. Horford spent his first nine seasons in Atlanta before leaving as a free agent ahead of last season and had totals of 20 points and 17 rebounds in three games against his former team.Irving had his first 30-point game as a Celtic on a night packed with highlights. He dribbled between his legs and behind his back before hitting a floater off the glass from the left baseline to put Boston up 46-44. He had two impressive assists late in the third with long, one-handed passes that led to 3s by Marcus Smart and Tatum, the latter giving Boston a 72-71 lead.Irving either scored or assisted on every basket of a 16-2 run in the third that put the Celtics up by seven. He finished with seven assists.ADVERTISEMENT “He’s just very unique,” Horford said. “He has a good sense of how teams are playing him.”The Celtics started to pull away and took their biggest lead at 10 on Semi Ojeleye’s 3 early in the fourth, but the Hawks came back to take a few brief leads in the final period.“To compete the way we did and give ourselves a chance to win, we got better tonight and we can learn from it,” Atlanta coach Mike Budenhozler said.THAT’S A DRAGBoston coach Brad Stevens wasn’t pleased with the ball movement or defense early in the third, storming the floor to call timeout after Atlanta’s Luke Babbit hit a 3 to put the Hawks up 57-54.“You could just tell mentally and physically we were dragging a little bit,” Irving said. “That’s going to happen sometimes considering how hard we play, but we don’t want to make that a habit for us. No excuse.”RAINING DOWNBudenholzer joked before the game that he regretted having his assistants work with the 6-foot-10 Horford a couple of years ago to develop a strong presence beyond the perimeter. Horford, who went just 1 for 5 on 3s, entered the game shooting nearly 52 percent on 33 attempts from the arc.“I think there was just a real push from us and a credit to him that he could do it,” Budenholzer said.“It’s part of the way the game is, and his passing just opens up the court even more for him to drive and attack. He’s such a good player, such a smart player.”TIP-INSCeltics: Irving has scored more points — 245 — than any player in his first 11 games with Boston. … With Marcus Morris getting the night off to rest his sore left knee, Aron Baynes started at center and finished with just two points and three rebounds in 15 minutes. 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I understand that better than most.”Irving scored 35 points, Jayson Tatum added 21 and the Boston Celtics held off the Atlanta Hawks 110-107 Monday night for their ninth straight victory.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutIrving’s 3 from the right wing put the Celtics up 104-103 — the game’s 25th lead change — with 1:37 remaining, and Boston led the rest of the way.Dennis Schroder had 23 points for the rebuilding Hawks, who dropped to 2-9 a night after a surprising two-point win at Cleveland. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Hawks: Malcolm Delaney returned after missing two games with a sprained right ankle and had 13 points. Marco Belinelli scored 19 despite a sore left Achilles.UP NEXTCeltics: Host the Lakers on Wednesday night.Hawks: Off until they visit Detroit on Friday night. 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New Delhi, Sep 22 (PTI) An account of Sri Lankas civil war by Indian author Samanth Subramanium has been longlisted for the Samuel Johnson prize, one of United Kingdoms most prestigious award for non-fiction. Subramaniums book “This Divided Island” is among the 12 books longlisted for the 20,000 pounds worth prize whose shortlist will be announced in October during the London Literature Festival and the winner in November, publishers Penguin Random House said in a statement today. “The book tracks the rise of militant Buddhism, driven by monk politicians who hold extraordinary, extreme opinions,” publishers said. Driven by curiosity about the scars and legacies of a long war, Subramanian moved to Sri Lanka in 2011 and over the next year, he travelled across the island, and through Sri Lankan communities living overseas, talking to hundreds of people about how their lives were twisted out of shape by the war. The prize is open to authors of all non-fiction books in current affairs, history, politics, science, sport, travel, biography autobiography and the arts. Subramanium, a Delhi-based journalist won the 2010 Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize for his first book of narrative non-fiction “Following Fish: Travels around the Indian Coast”, which was also shortlisted for the 2013 Andre Simon Prize. This years judging panel, chaired by the Pulitzer prize-winning historian Anne Applebaum also longlisted the books “Guantanamo Diary” by Mohamedou Ould Slahi, “Ted Hughes: The Unauthorised Life by Jonathan Bate”, “Black Earth” by Tim Snyder, “Fighters in the Shadows by Robert Gildea”, “The Unravelling: High Hopes and Missed Opportunities in Iraq” by Emma Sky. “Nothing is True and Everything is Possible: Adventures in Modern Russia” by Peter Pomerantsev, “The Four Dimensional Human” by Laurence Scott, “Landmarks” by Robert McFarlane, “The Planet Remade” by Oliver Morton, ” Neurotribes: The Legacy of Autism” by Steve Silberman and “The Four-Dimensional Human” by Laurence Scott complete the shortlist. PTI ANS TRS ANS DKadvertisement
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Juventus were cruising towards the last 16 of the Champions League before they were stunned by a late Manchester United double salvo three weeks ago, but can secure their berth in the knockout stages by earning a point against Valencia at home on Tuesday.Massimiliano Allegri’s side had been perfect in the competition until Juan Mata and an own goal from Leonardo Bonucci consigned them to an unexpected defeat in Turin earlier this month.That result was also a blow for the Spaniards, who could find themselves out of the competition if they fail to win at the home of the Serie A champions, having earned five points from four games to date. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Game Juventus vs Valencia Date Tuesday, November 27 Time 8pm GMT / 3pm ET TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch In the United States (US), the game can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial) .New users can sign up for a free seven-day trial of the live sports streaming service, which can be accessed via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV as well as on a web browser. US TV channel Online stream N/A fubo TV (7-day free trial) In the United Kingdom (UK), the game can be watched live on TV on BT Sport Extra and it can be streamed live online using the BT Sport app. UK TV channel Online stream BT Sport Extra BT Sport app Squads & Team News Position Juventus squad Goalkeepers Szczesny, Perin, Pinsoglio Defenders De Sciglio, Chiellini, Benatia, Alex Sandro, Barzagli, Bonucci, Cancelo, Rugani Midfielders Pjanic, Matuidi, Bentancur Forwards Ronaldo, Dybala, Douglas Costa, Cuadrado, Mandzukic, Kean Juventus starting XI: Szczesny; Cancelo, Chiellini, Bonucci, Alex Sandro; Bentancur, Pjanic, Matuidi; Dybala, Mandzukic, Ronaldo Position Valencia squad Goalkeepers Neto, Domenech, Rivero Defenders Piccini, Gabriel, Diakhaby, Gaya, Murillo, Lato, Vezo Midfielders Soler, Kondogbia, Parejo, Guedes, Wass, Coquelin, Torres Forwards Rodrigo, Santi, Gameiro, Batshuayi Valencia starting XI: Neto; Gabriel, Kondogbia, Guedes, Parejo, Diakhaby, Gaya, Coquelin, Wass, Rodrigo, Santi MinaBetting & Match Odds Juventus are hot 2/5 favourites to win, according to bet365, while Valencia are priced at 8/1. The draw is 4/1.Click here to see more offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more. Match Preview Aside from six minutes of madness against Manchester United three weeks ago, it has been very much business as usual for Juventus this season.They have established their dominant position atop Serie A, having opened an eight-point gap to Napoli after only 13 matches, winning 12 of 13 fixtures, while they had boasted a perfect Champions League record until their uncharacteristic late collapse against the Red Devils.Regardless of the outcome of Tuesday’s match, victory over Young Boys in Switzerland next month would be enough for a place in the last 16, but such have been the standards in Turin, they expect to win the group. “Tomorrow we want to get through and secure first place, but Valencia are in good form,” Allegri said.Indeed, the coach believes that the defeat against Jose Mourinho’s club was actually a welcome jolt that reminded his team that they are vulnerable before a big Serie A clash with AC Milan that was won 2-0.“We can’t fall asleep like we did with Manchester United,” he said.“It’s just a matter of focus, and losing against United did us good because if not we’d have stumbled against Milan.“We must have respect for Valencia, they’ve only lost one of their last 10 matches. Tomorrow at 11pm we’ll know everything.”While Allegri is right to point out that the Spaniards have been tough to beat, they have made little headway in La Liga this term due to the fact they have drawn eight of their 13 matches.Marcelino’s men have won four of their last five games in all competitions, but in each of those victories their opponents have finished with 10 men.The Mestalla club, who face Real Madrid on Saturday, must find a path to victory at Juventus Stadium if they are to keep their Champions League hopes burning, and with a fully focused home team standing in their way, they are unlikely to be granted any presents in the way that Man Utd were.
India opener KL Rahul was back in the nets on Tuesday after missing out the first Test due to viral fever but chief coach Ravi Shastri kept cards close to his chest about the stylish right-hander’s participation in the second Test.”Rahul is (doing) good. We are watching him closely. He went through some tough times and he was in the hospital for 2-3 days. Obviously, it has taken a lot out of him.”So we have to be very careful how we treat him, we are watching him very closely and he is getting better by the day,” Shastri said during media interaction ahead of the second Test beginning Thursday.Like skipper Virat Kohli, Shastri also spoke in same vein about having a good bench strength, now that Rahul is getting fit and Abhinav Mukund keeping himself in the hunt with an 81 in the second innings of the first Test.”When I have good bench strength, it is very good. When there is competition for places even better because that’s healthy competition and a good headache to have. Where you know if someone is injured someone else is ready and that is across all formats.”It is very good but ideally you want your core team to be fit and on the park as often as possible,” said Shastri.
India batsman Rohit Sharma has picked Trent Boult as the danger man for the upcoming three-match ODI series with New Zealand, beginning here on October 22.”For us as batters it will be a huge challenge to face a left-arm seamer and come good. Boult, being one of their prime left arm fast bowlers, it gives us a challenge,” Sharma, who has amassed 902 runs in his last 15 ODI innings at close to 70 per knock with three hundreds and as many half tons, said. Sharma also said that the entire New Zealand bowling attack looked competitive.”We played them last time so we know what they will bring to the table and what they are capable of as a bowling unit. It’s not just about one left arm seamer, I guess we have to look at their complete bowling unit. Their bowling attack is very competitive and tends to perform together as a unit.”As I said, we played them last year and they had a very similar bowling attack. It will be the same thing going there and what we did as a team,” he said.He also said that it is important for his team to continue from where they had left off against Australia.”They had a couple of good practice games here. They got used to the conditions I’m sure about it. But yes, it will depend on how we start and what we want to do as a team. We would like to (continue) from where we left against Australia,” the flamboyant opener told reporters before the first training session of the squad at the Wankhede Stadium.advertisement”We would like to continue to do that and the good thing is, there is hardly been any time between the Australia series and the New Zealand series, so guys are in their grooves. I hope we put up the same performance as we did in the last series against Australia,” he added.Sharma though admitted that “every new series has its own challenge”, he said: “The greatest strength of this team is that we treat each series at it comes. Every opposition have their own strengths and weaknesses. So the challenge for us will be to adapt to that opposition quickly.”We played against Australia (and won 4-1) and they had different team dynamics. New Zealand has different team dynamics. So the strategies will revolve according to that.”Sharma, who was the top run-getter against the Australia with 296 runs at just over 59 per innings including one hundred and two fifties, said that the team’s strategies won’t change much from the last year, when they defeated New Zealand 3-2 in a five-match series.”We played these guys last year in India, during similar time and their team is also more or less very similar to what we played. As far as the strategies and planning are concerned, it won’t change much from last time around,” said the 30-year-old Mumbai batsman.Happy with his personal form, Sharma said he has now got into the train and does not want to get down.”You feel good when you score runs, the last few years especially it’s been really good. So in that space I am quite happy right now, but the hunger (for runs) will never go, you will take every series as an opportunity and go out and perform the same. For me, every series I play, I feel it is the first game of my career. I want to keep going.”Stating that his role in the team hasn’t changed much after becoming deputy to captain Virat Kohli, Sharma said: “It has not changed much. It’s very similar to what it used to be before. For me as a vice captain there is a responsibility.”There is something I look forward to going onto the field, contributing not with just a bat, but also with insight in important thoughts to the captain. I don’t think that has changed much and I don’t want it to change too much.”Ajinkya Rahane had opened the batting for India and hit four half centuries on the trot in the ODI series against Australia in the absence of regular opener Shikhar Dhawan. Asked in which position Rahane will bat with the return of Dhawan, Sharma said it was up to captain and head coach Ravi Shastri to take a call on the matter.”See, I have no idea about that where he (Rahane) will be batting. Yes, Shikhar is back, but speaking of Rahane, he’s probably grabbed all his opportunities in the last few series that he has played. Now it’s on the captain and the coach, what they want and where they want him to bat.advertisement”A couple of series back the captain came and spoke that he considered him (Rahane) as an opening batsman and I don’t know if Kohli wants him to bat at four again. That will be completely his call. If he feels that we need someone like Rahane batting at four in this particular team right now. I don’t know if that will happen. It’s very unclear. We have to wait and see.”Sharma though added that whatever limited opportunities Rahane got in the last few series, “he has performed well”.”It only shows that the strength of this team is so vast that anyone can come in at any time and take the position. So we all have to be on our toes and keep performing the way we have in the last few years.”
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Liverpool will be without Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane for the start of the Premier League season, claims Lauren, with Africa Cup of Nations duty set to delay their return to domestic duty.Two men who earned a share of the Golden Boot in 2018-19 are readying themselves for international action this summer.Salah is eyeing continental glory with Egypt on home soil, while Sane will be leading the charge for Senegal. 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? Both nations are expected to go deep into the competition and a final in Cairo is not due to be held until July 19.With that in mind, two key figures in Jurgen Klopp’s plans may be forced to sit out the early stages of the 2019-20 campaign back at Anfield.Former Cameroon international Lauren, who took in spells with Arsenal and Portsmouth during his career, told bwin of the problems facing Liverpool: “Whatever happens, Liverpool will need to start the season without Salah and Mane as they will need a good couple of weeks to rest and recuperate, otherwise their level will drop during the season.“Players will be mentally and physically exhausted and will need a few weeks to recuperate before heading into the new Premier League season.“If they don’t get the rest, there will be a chance that their Premier League campaign will be impacted by a slow start as the players are just too tired to play – this could be trouble for Liverpool as both Salah and Mane will likely be involved in the latter stages of the Africa Cup of Nations.”While warning of potential fatigue at club level, Lauren is not expecting two Champions League winners to be short of sharpness with their respective countries.He added: “The likes of Salah and Mane have played an unbelievable amount of football over the past two seasons, but tiredness will not be a major factor for Salah and Mane in the Africa Cup of Nations. What they lack in physical ability, they will make up for in their mentality going into the competition.“Coming off the back of a Champions League win will compensate for any tiredness and both players will attack this new challenge with a winning mentality which will be interesting to see if Senegal and Egypt play each other. Both players will be confident that they are physically fit and able to win the tournament for their countries.”Landing Cup of Nations glory would help to further enhance the respective reputations of Salah and Mane, with Lauren conceding that they are already among the finest African talents to have graced the Premier League.“It’s impossible to pick the best ever African player to grace the Premier League – you cannot choose just one player when Africa has given the Premier League so much talent,” added the ex-Gunners defender.“You look at players like Kolo Toure, Didier Drogba and countless others and it is impossible to choose between them. You also have to look at people like Salah and Mane and see that they are amazing footballers but there have been so many before them.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the web
Story Highlights The Government has completed a draft of the revised National Culture Policy that will reflect current sector trends and drive economic growth. Major issues addressed in the Policy are Culture for the Promotion of Social Health and National Well-being; Repositioning Culture in Education; Culture Creativity and Innovation; and Culture, Heritage and Promotion of Museums and Artefacts. The Government has completed a draft of the revised National Culture Policy that will reflect current sector trends and drive economic growth.This was disclosed by Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Minister, Hon. Olivia Grange, during her 2017/18 Sectoral Debate presentation in the House of Representatives on May 30.Major issues addressed in the Policy are Culture for the Promotion of Social Health and National Well-being; Repositioning Culture in Education; Culture Creativity and Innovation; and Culture, Heritage and Promotion of Museums and Artefacts.Other areas include Culture and the Creative Economy, with particular emphasis on Training and Human Capital; Financing; Research and Development; the Creative Economy and Marketing; the Creative Economy and Tourism; and the Creative Economy and the Festival Economy.Ms. Grange said the policy framework will help to generate a multiplier effect in culture, the creative industries, entertainment and sport.“We recognise the challenges facing the cultural and creative sector and its practitioners and are committed to significant structural reforms to create an enabling environment for the development of a viable, sustainable creative economy,” she assured.Ms. Grange further noted that the Policy, titled ‘National Policy on Culture and Creative Economy of Jamaica 2017-2027’, will provide a framework for creative and cultural goods and services to become major contributors to the economy’s transformation.“We are shaping a framework that facilitates economic growth and development through positive adjustments to (the) existing gross domestic product (GDP) and supports the creation of new jobs and wealth-creation mechanisms,” she stated.The Minister added that the Policy also ensures an increase in the number of growing small and medium-sized businesses and the ‘”legitimisation” of all cultural and creative business activities.
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Panaji: No one can dare to overthrow the BJP-led coalition government in Goa, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Tuesday. Sawant, while inaugurating the election campaign of Sidharth Kuncalienkar, BJP’s candidate for the May 19 by-election for Panaji, also said that the BJP would win the prestigious Assembly seat which has been held by the party for 25 years, during which it was largely represented by late Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar. “I am saying this on purpose. I am certain that this government will complete the remaining three years. Our alliance partners, Vijai Sardesai or independent MLAs, are with us. We will complete three years in power. No one has the daring to overthrow this government,” Sawant said even as political experts insist that the future of the BJP-led coalition government in Goa depends on the results of the four by-elections in the state. Three Assembly by-elections for Shiroda, Mapusa and Mandrem have been held on April 23 while the bypoll in Panaji constituency, necessitated by the death of Manohar Parrikar, is scheduled for May 19. Both BJP and the Congress are currently tied at 14 MLAs each in the Assembly which is currently reduced to 36 MLAs and the BJP-led coalition government is currently hinged on a wafer thin majority. Sawant was appointed Chief Minister in March soon after the death of Parrikar. BJP’s Sidharth Kuncalienkar takes on Atanasio Monserrate of the Congress, Subhash Velingkar of the Goa Suraksha Manch and Valmiki Naik of the Aam Aadmi Party.
MONTREAL — Canada’s sixth-largest bank is hiking its dividend and buying back some of its shares, National Bank announced Friday along with a second-quarter profit that beat analyst estimates by a wide margin.The Montreal-based bank said its adjusted earnings hit a record $369 million — up 6% from the same time last year. That equalled $2.08 per share, a 7% increase from $1.95 per share in the same quarter last year.National Bank’s net income also beat analyst estimates but was down year-to-year, due to an unusual $198-million gain that it recorded in the second quarter of its 2012 financial year.Net income equalled $2.49 per share, or $434 million, down from $553 million or $3.22 per share in the quarter ended April 30, 2012.Revenue dropped 8% to $1.386 billion from $1.499 billion.Analysts had been looking for National Bank to produce $1.98 per share in adjusted earnings and $1.99 per share in net income with $1.26 billion of revenue, according to a consensus estimate from Thomson Reuters.The bank says its quarterly dividend on common shares will rise by 5% to 87 cents per share, starting with the August payout.It also announced a share buyback program that will enable it to repurchase and cancel up to 3,246,676 common shares in the 12 months beginning June 20.Canadian Press
Ohio State redshirt junior guard Kam Williams (15) and sophomore guard C.J. Jackson walk down the floor late in the second half against Nebraska on Feb. 18 at the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Photo EditorThe NBA released a list of early entry candidates for the 2017 NBA draft on Tuesday, and among those names was Ohio State redshirt junior shooting guard Kam Williams.The fourth-year guard set career-highs across the board, averaging 30.7 minutes, 9.4 points, 2.1 rebounds and 1.0 assists per game in his first season as the regular point guard while starting in 29 of his team’s 32 games. He shot .391 from the field, including a .376 success percentage from beyond the arc. Williams also led the team shooting 91.9 percent (34-for-37) from the free-throw line.Williams is the second Buckeye player on this list, joining junior center Trevor Thompson who reportedly declared for the draft on March 14.
Prince Charles and Diana with a young Prince WilliamCredit:Reginald Davis/REX/Shutterstock The letters have now been made public after being donated to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Library, in Simi Valley, California, following Mrs Reagan’s death, as part of a wish that her papers were left to the public record.The Mail on Sunday, which printed extracts from the letters, describes how the Prince struck up a friendship with the Reagans in 1974, when he was serving in the Royal Navy and spent a weekend at the home of Walter Annenberg, the then-US ambassador to Britain, in Palm Springs. Mr Reagan was then the Governor of California.The Prince, who was reportedly so charmed by Mrs Reagan that he told a friend he would have liked to kiss her to thank her for her welcome, continued to write to the First Lady until her death in 2016, using headed notepaper and his distinctive black ink. The Prince of Wales described the breakdown of his first marriage as a “kind of Greek tragedy”, it has been disclosed, as an extraordinary cache of letters to his confidante Nancy Reagan comes to light.A series of correspondence spanning four decades details the Prince’s feelings about the end of his marriage to Diana, Princess of Wales, in which he claims “it all keeps getting worse and worse”.The letter, dated June 21, 1992, is part of a collection of personal correspondence between the Prince and Mrs Reagan, the former US First Lady. A 1992 letter, relating to the breakdown of the Royal marriage and addressed to My Dear Nancy, tells of the wider fall-out of his very public separation, admitting: “No one can really understand what it all means until it happens to you, which is why it all keeps getting worse and worse.“One day I will tell you the whole story. It is a kind of Greek tragedy and would certainly make a very good play!” Prince Charles with Mr and Mrs Reagan at a White House private dinner in 1981Credit:Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images US President Ronald Reagan and his wife Nancy welcome Prince Charles and Diana to the White House in 1985Credit: DON RYPKA/AFP/Getty Images In one, he tells how he took up reading literary classics as a distraction from media gossip, saying he hoped it would make him “wiser and more knowledgeable”. Prince Charles with Nancy Reagan in 1981Credit:Robin Platzer/Getty Images Princess Diana dances with John Travolta at the White HouseCredit:AP Photo/Ronald Reagan Library In 1994, he details a radio prank in which a DJ telephoned him purporting to be from President Reagan’s office only to wish him happy birthday. In 1985, in happier times, he had written to thank the Reagans for their hospitality and the White House gala at which Diana famously danced with actor John Travolta.“Diana still hasn’t got over dancing with John Travolta, Neil Diamond and Clint Eastwood in one evening not to mention the President of the United States as well!” the Prince told Mrs Reagan. In 1991, when a tell-all book about Mrs Reagan was published, which included salacious gossip about affairs and plastic surgery, he consoled her: “We live in an increasingly uncivilised world and if you happen to find yourself in a public position it becomes progressively more impossible to operate without every move being regarded as having an ulterior motive.”In a separate letter, he also complained about “yet another” dinner to raise funds, on that occasion for the Mary Rose restoration, calling them “the bane of my life”. One of the most poignant letters dated June 7, 2002, refers to death of the Queen Mother on March 30, with the Prince admitting: “I fear it has not been very easy to cope of late.“I have dreaded her eventual departure and now she leaves an enormous chasm in my life.”The letters are currently being examined by archivists and could go on public display in the future. 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.
Two escapees from the New Opportunity Corps (NOC) on the Essequibo Coast were on Thursday sentenced to three years imprisonment each for robbery with aggravation.A section of the NOC facilityThey both appeared before Magistrate Ester Sam at the Suddie Magistrate’s Court.A 16-year-old and 17-year-old – both residents of NOC – admitted to the charge.The prosecution is contending that the duo were arrested on August 23, 2017, and were later charged with robbery with aggravation committed on Ivelaw Lynch.Lynch is the second officer in charge of NOC. She was robbed of one BLU cellphone valued $5000 and one bunch keys valued $40,000. The robbery occurred on August 20, 2017.The 16-year-old was placed at the Juvenile Holding Centre until he turns 17 in September after which he will transferred to prison.This publication had reported that on August 20, eleven (six females and five males) inmates escaped from the New Opportunity Corps (NOC), Onderneeming, Essequibo Coast, on Sunday around 17:15hrs but were apprehend shortly after.Police had said that the “two females were recaptured shortly after and the others were recaptured about 06:00h this morning (Monday last) not far from the facility.”The 11 inmates escaped by stealing the keys to the facility and unlocking the doors.Just recently, two juvenile inmates had escaped (on July 24) from the facility and broke and entered the home of Member of Parliament Haimraj Rajkumar and stole boots, perfumes and clothing valued $129, 000.The teens, a 16-year-old of West Coast Berbice and a 17-year-old of La Parfaite Harmonie, West Bank Demerara were recaptured on July 26 and pleaded guilty to their crimes in court. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Related
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