With Indian Rupee Plumbing Depths, 25 Million Expatriates To Script New Remittance Record

first_imgThe rupee plunged further on Wednesday, setting a new record low of 73.42 against US dollar. The continued hammering the Indian rupee received was owing to a combination of factors — robust US dollar, rising crude prices, India’s widening trade deficit, the expectation that the US central bank may raise rates further and the increasing risk aversion in emerging market investors.Read it at IBT Related Itemslast_img

BJP says it will make short work of floor test in Maharashtra

first_imgNewly elected members of the BJP Legislature Party on Sunday unanimously passed a motion congratulating Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar. The 105 MLAs met at the party office at Dadar in central Mumbai to discuss a strategy for the upcoming floor test and expressed confidence in winning the vote with a thumping majority, after the party dramatically revived its fortunes following support from the Ajit Pawar-led faction of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP).Senior BJP leaders said they were confident of proving their majority whenever a floor test was held.“We have unanimously passed the motion congratulating Mr. Fadnavis and Mr. Pawar for being sworn in as the new CM, DCM, respectively. The BJP is confident of giving Maharashtra a stable government for the next five years under their able leadership,” said senior party leader and former Mumbai unit chief Ashish Shelar. Speaking after the meeting, Mr. Fadnavis expressed confidence that the BJP would come out on top during the floor test. “Thankful for the warm welcome and wishes from karyakartas (workers), MLAs and leaders at BJP office this afternoon, during the first meeting after taking oath as the Maharashtra CM,” he tweeted following the meeting.“A unanimous resolution was passed by BJP and Independent legislators in support of the appointment of Mr. Fadnavis and Mr. Pawar. This unity is the foundation on which Maharashtra will prosper, backed by strong, stable governance which is committed to its people,” said party leader and former Cabinet Minister Vinod Tawde. The party’s lawmakers also said the NCP’s decision to sack Mr. Ajit Pawar as head of the party’s legislative unit on Saturday was unconstitutional. Mr. Ajit Pawar was removed by the NCP’s parliamentary board after he joined hands with the BJP amid allegations that he did not have the authority to submit letters of support from NCP MLAs to the Governor. However, the BJP said the election of Jayant Patil as head of the NCP Legislature Party was unconstitutional on several grounds, including that fact that it did not have the approval of the Governor. “The NCP submitted on October 30 a letter authorising Ajit Pawar’s election as the head of the Legislature Party to the honourable Governor. So his removal must also be approved by the Governor,” said Mr. Shelar.last_img read more

#KicksStalker: Irving debuts Kyrie 3 ‘Celtics’ in season-opener

first_imgIrving donned what happened to be the first Celtics-inspired colorway of his third Nike sneaker and it featured shamrocks on the green toebox.Kyrie Irving laces up the “Shamrock” Nike Kyrie 3 PE during @celtics shootaroundFEATURED 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 shutout🎥 @NBA pic.twitter.com/tP0DRdeWcs— B/R Kicks (@br_kicks) October 17, 2017 CLEVELAND, OH – OCTOBER 17: Kyrie Irving #11 of the Boston Celtics tries to get around Derrick Rose #1 of the Cleveland Cavaliers during the first half at Quicken Loans Arena on October 17, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio. 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. Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFPKyrie Irving has fully embraced the Boston lore.In the Celtics’ season opener against Irving’s former team, the Cleveland Cavaliers, a new player exclusive of the Nike Kyrie 3 emerged.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Next Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president San Sebastian forces three-way tie for last Final 4 berth BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNPcenter_img View comments Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City A gold Swoosh brings the pop on the primarily black shoe while electric green pods appear on the outsole.Irving once said that Boston is a “real, live sports city” as per the Associated Press.“A lot of different cultures, food, and people. You get it all, especially in Boston. You would go to Cleveland, and it would be at nighttime, and things would be going on, but you just see a vast difference.”ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa MOST READ LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

UEFA: FFP cases can be reopened

first_imgUEFA has warned it is prepared to reopen closed cases relating to Financial Fair Play if “new information” suggests such action is needed.European football’s governing body insists FFP has “without question” been successful in helping clubs avoid spiralling debts since its inception seven years ago.However, UEFA has confirmed it would be prepared to examine former cases if it decides there was a clear abuse of the system, as shown by new evidence. 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! In a statement, it said: “FFP has led to a step change in the health of the finances in European club football. Seven years ago, European clubs had a cumulative debt of €1.7billion. Last year it was a profit of €600million. Without question, it has been a success for the game across Europe.”FFP is a framework which clubs that wish to play in UEFA competitions agree to abide by. It relies on the cooperation of clubs to declare a complete and genuine financial position. While UEFA can test the information it receives, it relies on that information being fair and accurate reflections of a club’s finances.”UEFA conducts an annual assessment of all clubs against the break-even requirements of FFP on a rolling three-year basis. This includes a thorough assessment of clubs’ financial positions on the basis of both the information disclosed by the clubs (based on their independently audited financial statements) as well as a number of compliance checks and analysis undertaken by UEFA (including independent external audits). If new information comes to light that may be material to this assessment, UEFA will use that to challenge the figures and will seek explanation, clarification or rebuttal from the club concerned.”Should new information suggest that previously-concluded cases have been abused, those cases may be capable of being re-opened as determined on a case by case basis.”This approach is applied universally to all clubs that apply for a UEFA licence and participate in European club competitions.”FFP, which is designed to prevent clubs risking serious debts through spending more than they earn, has come under scrutiny following allegations by the whistleblowing platform Football Leaks, reported primarily by Mediapart and Der Spiegel, relating to Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain.Both City and PSG are accused of having extra money pumped into them by respective ownership groups through over-valued sponsorship deals, with former UEFA general secretary Gianni Infantino alleged to have helped the clubs avoid severe sanctions.The two clubs reached settlement agreements with UEFA in 2014 for FFP breaches, but it was claimed by Der Spiegel that City were allowed to come up with their own punishment, while PSG got off lightly.City insisted the report’s aim was to damage their reputation, while PSG have denied any wrongdoing.Infantino responded by telling Blick: “Our goal at UEFA was always to keep the clubs with us, not to kick them out, so you negotiate and seek solutions. That was my job as general secretary.”The fact is, in the history of FFP, 30 violations have been detected. With all but one club, there were agreements. Agreements and negotiations are expressly allowed.”Last week, PSG appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to stop UEFA re-examining its decision to clear the club of FFP violations in June.UEFA decided to review the investigation in July, having cleared the Ligue 1 champions of contravening FFP rules a month earlier.last_img read more

1st ODI: Rabada, Shamsi star in South Africa’s five-wicket win over Sri Lanka

first_imgSouth Africa rode the efforts of fast bowler Kagiso Rabada and spinner Tabraiz Shamsi as both picked up four wickets each in their five-wicket victory against Sri Lanka in the first one-day international at Dambulla on Sunday.Rabada, who took 4-41, inflicted the early damage while left-arm spinner Shamsi provided the late breakthroughs with his 4-33 as South Africa bundled out Sri Lanka for 193 under 35 overs after the hosts won the toss and opted to bat.Off-spinner Akila Dananjaya picked up two early wickets to give Sri Lanka hope but the touring side, who were mauled 2-0 in the test series, recovered to reach the target in 31 overs and take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series. (SCORECARD)Opener Quinton de Kock and captain Faf du Plessis hit identical 47s to steady South Africa’s chase during a 86-run stand for the third wicket before the wicketkeeper-batsman became Dananjaya’s third victim.It was left to JP Duminy to take South Africa home with an unbeaten 53 off 32 deliveries.FOUR and that’s 50 up for @jpduminy21! Take a bow, jou lekker ding! 53* off 32 balls (6x4s and 2x6s), the boundary was also South Africa’s winning runs! Congratulations team on the 5-wicket victory. They go 1-0 up in the 5-match series. #ProteaFire #SLvSA pic.twitter.com/gnnh4b6qOGCricket South Africa (@OfficialCSA) July 29, 2018Earlier, Kusal Perera hit a 72-ball 81 to provide some respectability to Sri Lanka’s innings after the hosts were reduced to 36-5 in the face of a devastating opening spell from Rabada.advertisementKusal and Thisara Perera, who made 49, added 92 for the sixth wicket during a counter-attacking partnership before Shamsi separated them by dismissing the latter, caught behind to wicketkeeper de Kock.Great start to the series for @shamsi90. Man of the match figures of 4/33 #ProteaFire #SLVSA pic.twitter.com/3LHLQMWE0OCricket South Africa (@OfficialCSA) July 29, 2018Shamsi also dismissed Kusal, who was out caught trying to play a reverse sweep, after an entertaining innings that included 11 fours and a six.The second match of the series will be played at the same venue on Wednesday.(With inputs from Reuters)last_img read more

King, buddy: Kevin Pietersen hails Virat Kohli after India’s 500th ODI win

first_imgIndia’s nail-biting win in the Nagpur ODI saw the team notch up 500 victories in one-day international cricket on Tuesday as the hosts took a 2-0 lead in the five-match series against Australia.India became only the second team after Australia to register 500 ODI wins. Australia lead the list with 558 wins in the format.It has taken India 45 years to achieve the feat after playing its first game in the format against England at Leeds on July 13, 1974 in the Prudential Trophy. The nation has featured in 963 ODIs till date.India’s first ODI win had come under captain Srinivas Venkataraghavan against East Africa in the inaugural Cricket World Cup at Leeds on June 11 in 1975. And Virat Kohli is the latest captain under whose leadership the team reached the major landmark.Kohli himself led from the front in the second ODI as he smashed his 40th ODI hundred to help India post 250. The bowlers then stepped up and defended the total, dismissing Australia for 242 to win by 8 runs at the Vidarbha Cricket Association stadium.Kohli top-scored with 116 runs and became only the second cricketer after Sachin Tendulkar to score 40 centuries in the 50-over format.Take a bow #KingKohli #INDvAUS pic.twitter.com/x5vvfXhA1dBCCI (@BCCI) March 5, 2019Former England captain Kevin Pietersen hailed Kohli on social media after the match. “KING buddy!” Pietersen replied on Kohli’s post on Instagram.Brilliant century from Virat , outstanding death over bowling from Bumrah and Vijay Shankar holding his nerves really well in the end. Bahut badhiya jeet. #INDvAUSadvertisementVirender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) March 5, 2019Outstanding innings from Virat but really impressed by how Vijay Shankar soaked the pressure in the last over . Jasprit Bumrah’s final 2 overs for just 2 runs was a great exhibition of death over bowling. Congratulations Team India on a fabulous win #INDvAUSVVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) March 5, 2019Your future is as bright as your faith – #500thODIwin #INDvAUS #TeamIndia pic.twitter.com/Co2MzbgnCuRavi Shastri (@RaviShastriOfc) March 5, 2019The boys are on a roll! What a way to win 500th ODI. Congratulations #TeamIndia for bringing another win home and making it 2-0. #IndVsAusSuresh Raina (@ImRaina) March 5, 2019Kohli though, wasn’t the only hero for India in the match as Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah and Vijay Shankar all made telling contributions in the thrilling victory.Kuldeep bagged 3 wickets while Jasprit Bumrah took two to tilt the match in India’s favour after Australia got off to a strong start before the hosts roared back into the contest with some disciplined bowling.It all came down to the final over, with the tourists needing 11 runs to win with two wickets in hand.But Shankar, who had conceded 13 runs in his first over earlier in the innings, struck twice in the first three balls of his second over and final over to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat for the hosts.#INDvAUS pic.twitter.com/OTkDUVG25uBCCI (@BCCI) March 5, 2019Marcus Stoinis was the top scorer for Australia with 52 but his dismissal in the first ball of the final over snuffed out Australia’s hopes of a win in the see-saw contest. India now take a 2-0 lead into Friday’s third ODI in Ranchi.Also Read | I was waiting for this opportunity: Vijay Shankar after last-over heroics vs AustraliaAlso Read | Virat Kohli on 40th ODI hundred: It’s just a number, more proud of our 2nd inningsAlso Read | India vs Australia 2nd ODI: Virat Kohli was the difference in the game, says Aaron Finchlast_img read more

Griezmann scores in France win over Bolivia

first_imgFrance warmed up for a tough Euro 2020 qualifying trip to Turkey by easing to a 2-0 friendly win over Bolivia in Nantes on Sunday.Thomas Lemar and Antoine Griezmann scored first half-goals as the world champions made light work of a side that has won just once since September 2017.The South Americans, who now head to Brazil to contest the Copa America, had goalkeeper Carlos Lampe to thank for keeping the margin down in a one-sided affair. 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? France’s frustrations going forward were compounded by the loss of Kylian Mbappe to an ankle knock late in the first half, an unwanted concern ahead of Saturday’s crunch Group H clash in Konya.The gulf in class was clear from as early as the fifth minute, Lemar collecting Griezmann’s pass and lifting a deft finish over the onrushing Lampe.Samuel Umtiti and Florian Thauvin both went close before Griezmann added the second, the seemingly outgoing Atletico Madrid man producing an intelligent finish on the turn following Bolivia’s failure to clear in the box..@AntoGriezmann spins and pokes the ball home for 2-0!  #FRABOL #FiersdetreBleus pic.twitter.com/Tw8FU9tSeG— French Team  (@FrenchTeam) June 2, 2019The celebrations were tempered somewhat after a clash of ankles with Raul Castro forced Mbappe to hobble out of the match at half-time.Lampe denied the Paris Saint-Germain star’s replacement, Wissam Ben Yedder, soon after the interval and then stuck out a boot to divert a goal-bound Lemar strike.Thauvin, substitute Kingsley Coman and Paul Pogba all tried in vain to give the scoreline a fairer reflection of France’s dominance but Bolivia held out with more help from their impressive 32-year-old keeper.What does it mean? Mbappe experiment needs more timeAfforded the chance to start centrally as Olivier Giroud watched from the bench, Mbappe will be disappointed that his opportunity to impress came to a premature conclusion.The 20-year-old is a known quantity as a wide player at international level and it appears as though that is where he will stay for the time being.Griezmann stands above the packIf concerned that a planned move to Barcelona appears less likely to come to fruition, Griezmann certainly did not show it in Nantes.He set up the opener and scored the second in the kind of classy performance that might just convince the LaLiga champions to take him to Camp Nou.Thauvin toils without rewardDeschamps is not short on options in wide areas and the France boss will be less inclined to hand Thauvin another start in Turkey, the Marseille man having lacked polish in promising moments.What’s next?Following their top-of-the-table clash with Turkey, France face a rather more straightforward encounter away at Andorra.Bolivia, meanwhile, have a difficult date with hosts Brazil in their Copa America opener. Peru and Venezuela are their other Group A opponents. read morelast_img read more

Operation Christmas Launched

first_imgOperation Christmas, the annual campaign to reduce impaired driving during the holiday season, was launched today, Nov. 26, at the Kentville Fire Hall. Law enforcement agencies are targeting impaired drivers with checkpoints throughout the province. Vehicles will be stopped for enforcement and drivers will be reminded to not get behind the wheel after drinking. “Operation Christmas plays an important role in making our roads safer, particularly during the busy holiday season,” said Murray Scott, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal. “Cars are stopped and impaired drivers are taken off the road, which will, without a doubt, save lives.” “Operation Christmas is unique because it brings together many government departments and organizations working toward a common goal,” said Justice Minister Cecil Clarke. “I would like to thank everyone involved for their hard work and wish police agencies across the province a successful campaign.” Operation Christmas is a joint effort by government and police agencies to improve highway safety in Nova Scotia. “This road safety initiative shows the value of partnerships in achieving the common goal of providing awareness, education and enforcement of impaired driving,” said Mark Mander, Kentville Police Service chief. “Despite our collective efforts with checkpoints and education, we still have those who continue this senseless behaviour of impaired driving,” said Sgt. Rich Walkinshaw, Annapolis Valley Traffic Services. “Law enforcement agencies have come together at this time of year to once again share the message of getting home safe for the holidays.” Ninety-nine people were killed on Nova Scotia’s roads last year. Of that number, 32 were alcohol-related fatalities. Alcohol was the leading contributing factor to fatal collisions in our province last year. “MADD Canada is very pleased to be part of Operation Christmas again this year,” said Margaret Miller, national president of MADD Canada. “Area volunteers look forward to handing out MADD Canada’s red ribbons and asking motorists to make a commitment to safe and sober driving during the holiday season and all year.” Earlier this week, the province introduced some of the toughest legislation to fight impaired driving. The proposed legislation would increase the suspension time for people who blow between .05 and .08 on a roadside alcohol screening test. The project is one of several provincial initiatives to improve road safety, including developing a provincial road-safety strategy. The project also supports government’s priority to keep communities safe.last_img read more

Minor girl thrashed by village elder for elopement

first_imgAmaravati: In a horrific incident, a minor Dalit girl was mercilessly beaten up by a village elder in public for eloping with a youth in Andhra Pradesh’s Anantapur district. The incident occurred in KP Hall village on Thursday, but came to light after the video went viral late on Friday. The 17-year-old girl was beaten up by 70-year-old Boya Lingappa during a village panchayat in which she and her 20-year-old cousin Sai Kiran were pulled up for eloping and bringing a bad name to their families and the village. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ At the panchayat, the couple was made to sit down and humiliated in front of all villagers. Enraged over the girl’s refusal to stop having any relation with the youth, Lingappa started thrashing her, first with bare hands and then with stick. He even kicked her. He also thrashed Sai Kiran. The girl’s parents had approached Lingappa after she eloped with the boy 10 days ago. When the couple returned, Lingappa was called to hold the panchayat. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K Anantapur District Superintendent of Police B. Satya Yesu Babu said they received no complaint from the parents of either the girl or the youth. However, based on the video evidence a suo moto case was registered against Lingappa under Section 324 (voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons or means) of the Indian Penal Code. However, the accused has not been arrested as the villagers reportedly threatened to protest outside the police station. Claiming that it is their family matter, the villagers told police to keep off. As the girl is minor, Sai Kiran may be booked under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.last_img read more

Elder accuses Budweiser of using his art to sell beer

first_imgTina HouseAPTN NewsRobert Yelton looks up at the totem pole and says the eagle is his daughter Lenora and the raven below is him.His son, Peter, is the wolf. At the very bottom is his mother – holding them all up.Yelton carved the pole in 2009 and it sits among others in the Vancouver’s Stanley Park.So when his family saw it on a beer advertisement during a trip in Hawaii a few months ago he couldn’t believe it.“How could Budweiser do that, you know?” he said. “Just to come and take our culture and not even to ask or have any consideration is not right.”Shain Jackson is a former lawyer and now a full-time artist and thinks it’s blatant copyright infringement.“Would they have been so arrogant to go and take a non-Indigenous artists work? Do they come after our Indigenous artists work because they know we don’t have the resources to after them in court?” he said.Robert Yelton standing with his memorial totem pole he carved for his late mother Rose Cole Yelton. It’s located in Stanley Park. PHOTO: APTN’s Tina HouseLuckily for Yelton lawyers from across Canada and the United States have agreed to represent him pro bono and have ensured his copyright on the totem pole.Adding insult to injury is the fact that Yelton is a recovering alcoholic since 1976 and became a drug and alcohol counsellor.He said there’s no way he’d let his work represent something he’s been fighting all these years.Budweiser didn’t immediately respond to questions from APTN News.thouse@aptn.calast_img read more

Sharma calls for credible polling votecounting

The Commonwealth Observer Group was constituted by Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma following an invitation from the Office of the Commissioner of Elections of Sri Lanka. In a statement, the Secretary-General said: “I am delighted that the Commonwealth, which has a strong history of supporting Sri Lanka during its elections, has been invited to observe the parliamentary elections on 17 August.” Commonwealth Secretary General Kamalesh Sharma has called for credible polling and vote-counting in Sri Lanka during the August 17 Parliamentary election.A team of Commonwealth observers led by the former President of Malta, Dr George Abela, will be deployed to Sri Lanka for Parliamentary Elections scheduled for 17 August 2015. Sharma added: “It is my hope and expectation that the country will continue in its tradition of conducting credible polling and vote-counting, and that the remainder of the campaign period, election day and the post-election period will be marked by adherence to the country’s election laws.”The Commonwealth Observer Group’s mandate is to observe and consider the various factors affecting the credibility of the electoral process as a whole. The group will determine in its own judgement whether the elections have been conducted according to the standards to which Sri Lanka has committed itself, with reference to national legislation and relevant regional, Commonwealth and international commitments. The observer group is impartial and independent and will conduct itself according to the standards of the International Declaration of Principles for Elections Observation, to which the Commonwealth is a signatory.The group will submit its report to the Commonwealth Secretary-General, who will send it to the Government of Sri Lanka, the Office of the Commissioner of Elections, political parties, and to all Commonwealth governments. Thereafter it will be published on the Commonwealth’s website.A staff support team of five persons from the Commonwealth Secretariat led by Martin Kasirye, Head of the Secretariat’s Electoral Support Section, will support the nine member observer group. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Bankers wife who spent £16m in Harrods has £400000 of jewellery seized

Her husband worked for the state bank in Azerbaijan between 2001 and 2008 when his salary was estimated to have been around £54,000 a year. Despite this, at the time of his arrest his wealth was estimated to be in the region of £55 million. Among the items were a Boucheron sapphire and ruby necklace valued at up to £120,000.Investigators also seized a Van Cleef & Arpels pearl necklace which was valued at £20,000 despite having originally been purchased her husband, Jahangir Hajiyev, in San Moritz in 2008 for £280,000. A sapphire and ruby pendant was among the items of jewellery seized 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. Zamira Hajiyeva lives in a £15 million house in KnightsbridgeCredit:Paul Grover The banker’s wife at the centre of a McMafia-style financial investigation has had hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of jewellery seized from an auction house where it was being valued ahead of a sale.Zamira Hajiyeva, 55, is currently the subject of the UK’s first Unexplained Wealth Order (UWO) case, amid allegations that she used stolen money to fund an extraordinarily lavish lifestyle.Her husband is the former chairman of the state-owned International Bank of Azerbaijan, and was sentenced to 15 years in jail in 2016 for defrauding the bank out £2.2bn.Last month it was revealed Mrs Hajiyeva, who lives in Knightsbridge, west London, had spent more than £16 million at the nearby Harrods department store.She has denied that the source of her wealth is illegal and is challenging the UWO in the courts.But earlier this week investigators from the National Crime Agency (NCA), who are looking into her financial background, seized almost 50 items of high value jewellery from Christie’s auction house. Around £400,000 worth of jewellery was seized by the NCA from Christie’s Mrs Hajiyeva, who has lived in the UK for more than a decade, is the first person to be the subject of a UWO, which were introduced in an effort to clamp down on people laundering cash in Britain.As well as spending more than £16 million in the Harrods department store over a ten-year period, Mrs Hajiyeva owns a five-bedroom house worth £15 million and also bought the Mill Ride golf and country club in Ascot for £10.5 million.She is also said to have owned a £35 million private jet and had a wine cellar stocked with some of the world’s most expensive vintages. Zamira Hajiyeva lives in a £15 million house in Knightsbridge The National Crime Agency alleges that Mrs Hajiyev used fraudulent funds to purchase her home, which is just a short walk from the famous Harrods department store.It was alleged that she paid a deposit of £4 million for the house in 2009 and had cleared her £7.4 million mortgage in just five years.She had made an unsuccessful application to discharge the UWO, but her lawyers are appealing that judgment.She has denied all the claims and her lawyers have stressed that the UWO is part of an investigative process rather than a criminal procedure and does not involved the finding of any criminal offence. Around £400,000 worth of jewellery was seized by the NCA from Christie's A sapphire and ruby pendant was among the items of jewellery seized The NCA said it had seized the items because investigators believed that the source of the money that had been used to buy them warranted further examination.Earlier this week a district judge at Westminster Magistrates Court said the NCA could hang onto the items for six months to allow further investigation to take place.The items were seized from Christie’s auction house in London, where they were being valued for Zamira Hajiyeva’s daughter, Leyla Mahmudova.The NCA said Christie’s auction house had co-operated with the investigation and had complied with a formal request for information regarding the listed assets. read more

House of Assembly motion calls for InterHealth Canada Investigation

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 27 Jan 2015 – The country should have already moved to capitation from cost plus in the case of the Interhealth Canada agreement for health care and health management at the country’s two hospitals. Capitation is basically a pre-determined amount for what health care in the country would cost; cost plus is a more free system where the country is paying a standard amount plus additional costs as presented by Interhealth Canada. Today during the House of Assembly debate, the Leader of the Opposition, Sharlene Robinson called for a three pronged investigation into the 10 bed and 20 bed facilities in Grand Turk and Provo. Hon Robinson asked the members of the House to support the investigation and the Governor’s appointed member, Hon John Phillips said he agrees and supports.“I would have to say we have been underwhelmed by the success so far of the Interhealth Canada project. We are very concern, I have personally experienced three employees, one who is now dead, one who luckily survived because we sent him to Miami and the other one who is in very bad shape. I think an operation of scale which costs the government – I don’t remember the total figure we were just quoted – but $800 and some million over a 25-year period I think it is correct for the House to call for Interhealth Canada to provide us with audited statements, not only financial but technical, clinical whatever you were term; I think this is important not only to the government and the consolidated fund but also to the National Health Insurance program. We here in the House must demonstrate clearly that we are concerned and that we wish to bring InterHealth into line and we wish them to disclose honestly, openly and in a transparent manner to the people of the islands that they are doing their best to provide us with a service.”The Opposition Leader shared there was explained early on that in three years, there would be a review of ICL, yet in 2013 there were questions about the review and government said it would not take place until 2015, six years later the country is still awaiting financial and clinical audits. Opposition appointed member, Hon Clarence Selver reminded that the entire agreement was struck to reduce the costs of overseas healthcare, but the figures show a steady incline in those expenses absorbing the lion share of the national budget each year at 22%. Selver expressed outrage and called it unacceptable that the Turks and Caicos who hired InterHealth Canada is now made to wait on information as they continue to pay the unaudited bills. He charged that the PNP Administration is proving that it does not have compassion on the issue, that the government is not representing the people well. The motion wants answers on the cost of construction, the operational agreement of the contract from beginning to end and why a 10 bed and 20 bed facility costs what it costs. Related Items:clarence selver, interhealth canda, investigaTION, john phillips, Pdm, pnp, sharlene cartwright-robinson TCI Country Leaders condemn vicious memes Recommended for you Olive branch extended by Opposition Leader, says it is time for Turks and Caicos leaders to unite Opposition Leader responds to Throne Speech  11 days later; says PDM Govt plan puts TCI in ‘deep doo doo’last_img read more

Another Year of Health Fitness Fun at the 7th Annual FortisTCI Spring

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands (March 24, 2015) – Since 2009, FortisTCI based in Providenciales, has had the pleasure of hosting one of the largest walkathons in the Turks and Caicos Islands. This event from inception has encouraged participants to step into spring on a healthy foot. This year was no different as the Providenciales community came out in droves to ring in spring and promote healthy living among all.With well over 500 participants, citizens, residents, and visitors came together for a morning of fun, family, friends, healthy food, and fitness activities. The morning started with a warm-up, followed by the walk, run, and cycle events before opening activity stations, health screenings, and serving the traditional TCI Saturday hot breakfast, a usual hit with the crowd.Prizes were awarded to this year’s fastest runners and cyclist.Top male and female in the 10K route were: Lofton Seymour and Rebecca Bernadine. Top male and female FortisTCI employees in the 10K route were: Verdieu Nore and Kebba Morgan. Each winner took home a Nutribullet Pro 9000 to help them keep up their healthy lifestyles.The first place cyclist was Cameron Thompson, who was awarded a Sigma ROX 5.0 cycling computer.The first child (under 13) to cross the finish line was Justin Parker. Justin received a Kindle Fire HD6.The largest corporate group in attendance was once again Scotia Bank with 28 employees present at the time of counting. Their group went home with gym bags and exercise goodies.FortisTCI President and CEO Eddinton Powell said, “Since moving to the Turks and Caicos Islands, I have noticed something different in the mornings and the evenings. I see more people walking and running alongside the roadways, on the track, and in the gyms. That means that people have become more health conscious and living better, healthier lifestyles. We as employees of FortisTCI and members of the TCI community, want to be a part of this healthy movement and will continue to promote healthy living through this event and others just like it each year.”FortisTCI wishes to express thanks to the Honourable Premier and Minister of Health, Agriculture and Human Services, Dr. Rufus Ewing for bringing remarks, the Ministry of Health Nursing Team who assisted with blood sugar and high blood pressure testing, the Royal Turks and Caicos Police Force for ensuring participants were safe while on the road, the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) team, Pastor Colby from Healing Waters Ministries for offering blessings, Ainara from Graceway Sports Centre for conducting the warm-up and cool-down, the National Cancer Society, the Diabetes Association, the Red Cross, Provo Roadrunners, Junior Achievement group Island Jewels, Members of the Media, and the FortisTCI 2015 Spring Fun Walk & Run Committee and supporting staff and volunteers. FortisTCI would also like to express its gratitude and appreciation for the wonderful community that came together to make the event the success that it was. Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:fortis tci, health and fitness, spring fun walk TCI Police looking for candy & electricity thieves Rave Reviews for National Science Fair ideas FortisTCI reveals Education Week winnerslast_img read more

Key Issues Linger As Legislative Sessions End Closes In

first_imgThe Alaska State Legislature is scheduled to gavel out on Sunday, before the stroke of midnight. But many of the issues lawmakers have delved into – the budget, Medicaid, marijuana – are still unsettled. APRN’s Alexandra Gutierrez joins us to talk about what the end game for the legislative session looks like.Download AudioLori: Is everyone in a frenzy trying to get things done before Sunday?Alexandra: If you walked through the Capitol right now, it wouldn’t look like it. It’s almost eerie. Hallways are empty. Committee hearings being delayed and interrupted, and in many cases canceled. It’s almost like being in the eye of the storm. Caucuses are meeting behind closed doors to hash out last minute deals, and there’s a sense that things are happening but people don’t want to talk lest they blow those deals up. One of the things that’s really striking is you have fewer lobbyists trolling the halls going into the final stretch of session. There was one I spoke to who suggested it was because we were in a budget deficit. When there’s no money to spend on projects, there’s nothing to really run around over.Lori: Passing a budget is the Legislature’s biggest obligation right now. Where do we stand there?Alexandra: Yesterday, the House Finance Committee removed language from the capital budget that would have authorized the state to spend money from its constitutional budget reserve. That’s the state’s $10 billion rainy day fund, and a three-quarter vote in both the House and the Senate is required to tap it. In the Senate, the Republican majority has a large enough membership that they’re okay there. But in the House, the Republican majority is going to need to pull four votes from minority members to get it through.Another thing of note is that more than $40 million was added to the capital budget in support of the Knik Arm Bridge project. This was a bit of a surprise, given that Gov. Bill Walker has saidLori: Are we seeing much public pressure on the Legislature to get specific things done?Alexandra: Yesterday, there was a rally to encourage Medicaid expansion on the Capitol steps. And then today, we just had a totally surreal situation where two protests on very different issues were happening simultaneously. You had a bunch of high school age students offering public testimony on cuts to education, because money for schools was stripped out of the budget and put to a vote before the public could comment on it. And then on the other side of the street, you had anti-abortion protesters displaying some pretty graphic imagery. IfLori: Does it look like we may go into extra innings?Alexandra: The governor has said getting Medicaid expansion through is a must-have for him, and that he’s willing to call legislators back if they don’t pass it. So, we could see a special session there. Legislators also have the option of just extending the session by a month, because even though a citizen’s initiative a few years ago capped the session limit to 90 days, the Constitution still allows them to meet for 121 days. Now, there’s a question of logistics tied up in all this. Most legislators have leases that end by May 1st, and a lot have cars ready to ship on the ferry. That might serve as an incentive to get work done.last_img read more

Olas Shalabh Seth resigns adding to cabhailing services long list of seniorlevel

first_imgOla cabs will dispense cashOla/MediaKitEven though cab-hailing service Ola should be coming up with ways to fight cutthroat competition, especially with the entry of another cab-hailing service in the form of Namma TYGR in Bengaluru, Ola seems to be struggling with issues within the firm. In a fresh blow, Ola’s chief executive of its cab leasing business Shalabh Seth has resigned from his post.Seth had joined Ola in January 2017 from brewer SABMiller India, where has was the chief executive officer. He will leave the Bengaluru-based firm by the end of the month, sources familiar with the matter told Livemint. Now, Ola too has confirmed Seth’s resignation.The cab-hailing service has been struggling to retain senior-level employees for a while now and Seth’s resignation adds on to the long list of executives that have stepped down. Chief financial officer Rajiv Bansal, design head Sunit Singh and chief marketing officer Raghuvesh Sarup have already left Ola, and the year 2017 also saw chief operating officer of offline initiatives Anuj Bhargava and Sriram V. Iyer, head of engineering and senior director at Ola Innovation Labs, bidding adieu.Ola hired former PepsiCo executive Vishal Kaul as its chief operating officer and former Flipkart executive Saikiran Krishnamurthy as well, but sources told the daily that more exits could be in the pipeline. Shalabh Seth resigns from his post at OlaLinkedIn/ShalabhSethAmid these resignations, new cab-hailing service Namma TYGR may just add on to Ola’s woes. The cab firm not only promises better and more efficient services but also intends to keep the troubles of the cab drivers in mind.Namma TYGR is backed by Janata Dal (Secular) leader H D Kumaraswamy and has been started by drivers who were not happy working with Ola and Uber and were also dissatisfied with their incentive schemes, reported Business Standard.Unlike Ola and Uber, which reportedly change the incentive schemes for drivers often, Namma TYGR has said that it would only charge 12 percent from the driver’s earnings per trip, which is said to be less than half of what its competitors charge.Well, it looks like it’s time for Ola to pull up its socks in terms of competition as well as straightening things within the firm.last_img read more

50 univ teachers condemn DU authorities for DUCSU polls rigging

first_imgStudents recover sacks filled with stamped ballot papers at the reading room of Bangladesh Kuwait-Maitree Hall before DUCSU polls voting began on 11 March. Photo: Dipu MalakarFifty teachers of different universities on Saturday criticised the Dhaka University (DU) authorities for failure to take actions against the teachers who committed or collaborated with anomalies in recent students’ union elections.In a statement, they condemned the DU provosts for their demand to punish eight teachers who observed the Dhaka University Central Students’ Union (DUCSU) polls and pointed out various irregularities.“The nation will not forget in the next 50 years, the way they (the provosts) rigged polls and helped in rigging votes and thus damaged the image of the university,” the signatories of the statement observed.The signatories include professor Nehal Karim of sociology department at DU, Anu Muhammad of Jahangirnagar University (JU), Ali Riaz of University of Illinois, USA, former professor of international relations department at DU Akmal Hossain, Manosh Chowdhury of JU, Mirza Taslima Sultana of JU, Wakilur Rahman of Bangladesh Agriculture University, Rubayet Ferdous of DU, Kaberi Gain of DU and Mohammad Tanjimuddin Khan.Referring to the demand of the provosts’ committee to punish the eight teachers for unlawfully monitoring the polls and damaging the university’s reputation, the 50 teachers insisted that the teachers have the authority to apply proctorial authority in accordance with the Dhaka University Order 1973.They argued that the eight teachers had rather worked in favour of the university administration by pointing out the irregularities committed in the DUCSU elections.“Had the university administration taken the observations into cognizance, it would have benefitted and regained image slightly,” the signatories said.They regretted that the provosts’ committee, after a meeting on 18 March, spoke against those who divulged irregularities whereas they remained silent about the vote rigging.“They proved their personal interest and allegiance to party…. They proved their bankruptcy and lack of respect for dissent,” read the statement.The signatories mentioned that the incidents of rigging and ballot stuffing as well as obstruction to voters were already reported on the social media and in the media outlets.The DU authorities, while offering foods to the students who observed hunger strike, virtually admitted that the election had not been held in a completely fair atmosphere. All panels except ruling party student wing Bangladesh Chhatra League also pulled out of the electoral race on the voting day alleging massive irregularities, they added.In view of the truth and ethical standpoint of the eight teachers, the signatories demanded that the DU authorities would express regret for their moral failure.last_img read more

HC takes initiative to find new school for sexual abuse victim

first_imgKolkata: In a bid to secure the future of a girl, who was allegedly sexually abused by two teachers last year when she was 4, the Calcutta High Court on Monday took the initiative to get her admitted to a different school.Justice Nadira Patherya directed the school here, where the incident allegedly took place, to formulate guidelines for its teachers on dealing with its students to ensure their safety and a proper personality development.The court ordered the school to submit the guidelines before the court on September 20. The court observed that it may consider a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for all schools in West Bengal, setting guidelines for teachers and the educational institutions on dealing with children. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeJustice Patherya asked the father of the girl to suggest the name of a school that he would want her daughter to get admitted to, before the court on Friday.The direction came after Priyanka Tibrewal, lawyer for the girl’s father, submitted before the court that several schools have refused admission to the girl on the ground that she has attained the age of 5 years and crossed the cut-off age for admission.The father of the child had moved a petition before the court claiming police inaction in ensuring trial of the accused persons. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedThe state counsel told the court that investigation in the case has been completed, charge sheet have been filed against the accused persons and trial has also commenced.The parents of the girl had withdrawn the girl from the school following her alleged sexual abuse by two games teachers in November, 2017, Tibrewal told the court, adding that the child has been going to a play school since then.The incident had allegedly taken place on November 30, 2017 in the school and the father had filed a police complaint stating that his daughter had been sexually abused by two physical education teachers inside the school premises.last_img read more

Rainbows or polka dots Adorable advert puts the man in manicure

first_imgIt’s pretty clear that the daughter is thrilled with her Dad’s colour choices, smiling and giggling throughout.At one point, the dad even matches his nails to the colours of the rainbow and to his daughter’s dress.Adverts can often give important social commentary, including the casual inclusion of LGBT+ people, and adverts that challenge gender stereotypes.Earlier this month, an advert in New Zealand was aimed at discouraging the negative connotations that the word “gay” can carry when incorrectly used as an insult.When a man in this advert drops his sandwich, he refers to the incident as “gay.”His friend attempts to show a distinction between the sadness of dropping a sandwich and being gay by saying: “It’s deeply disappointing, but it’s not gay.”Hopefully, this trend of adorable and socially aware adverts will continue.Watch the advert below:[embedded content]Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… The advert tells the story of a father and daughter bonding over nail polish on “Dad’s nail polish day.”It opens with the pair realising that they have no nail polish to hand.To fix the situation, the father and daughter start going through a range of polishes on an app.As the Dad swipes through the nail polish options his nails change colour, much to the delight of his daughter.Later, his daughter begins to hold up objects for her dad to match his nail polish colour to in a sweet display of teamwork. A new advert has given us all a reason to smile with this charming story about a dad, a daughter and some nail polish.Mastercard has released a heartwarming new advert that challenges gender stereotypes in a delightful way. eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) LGBTI rapper CupcaKKe gets upfront in new queer video ‘Crayons’Duncan James shares cute story of how he came out to Geri Halliwell after dating herLGBT mental health service slammed for ‘crass and exploitative’ advertsPINK NEWS-last_img read more

MRI Improves Diagnosis of Microbleeding after Brain Injury in Military Personnel

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This release… read more September 15, 2015 — Imaging patients soon after a traumatic brain injury (TBI) can lead to more accurate detection of cerebral microhemorrhages, or microbleeding on the brain, according to a study of military service members. Results were published online in the journal Radiology.Cerebral microhemorrhages occur as a direct result of TBI and can lead to severe secondary injuries such as brain swelling or stroke. The ability to monitor the evolution of microhemorrhages could provide important information regarding disease progression or recovery.According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Injury and Prevention Control, about 1.7 million people in the United States sustain TBI each year. Furthermore, the Institute of Medicine reports that 20 to 23 percent of military service members deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq have sustained TBI while serving.“TBI is a large problem for our military service members and their families,” said Gerard Riedy, M.D., Ph.D., chief of neuroimaging at the National Intrepid Center of Excellence at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. “We found that many of those who have served and suffered this type of injury were not imaged until many, many months after injury occurred, thus resulting in lower rates of cerebral microhemorrhage detection which delays treatment.”For the study, Riedy and colleagues used susceptibility-weighted imaging—a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technique that provides improved visibility of blood and is highly sensitive to hemorrhage—to evaluate 603 military service members with TBI. The median time from point of injury to imaging was 856 days. Of the 603 military service members who participated in the study, 7 percent were found to have at least one occurrence of cerebral microhemorrhage.The patients were divided into four groups based on time since the injury occurred, ranging from less than three months to over a year. The results found that those who were imaged more than a year after the injury had a much lower occurrence of cerebral microhemorrhages than those who were scanned 12 months or fewer after TBI.Cerebral microhemorrhage was identified in 24 percent of military personnel who were imaged within three months post-injury, compared to 5.2 percent of the patients who were imaged over a year later. The researchers attribute this to changes in iron deposits in the brain as time goes on, making it more difficult to detect microbleeding.“Early characterization of cerebral microhemorrhages may help to explain clinical symptoms of acute TBI and identify the severity of brain damage,” Riedy said. “We believe that having access to MRI in the field would facilitate early detection of TBI, thus providing timely treatment.”The study also supports previous claims that using susceptibility-weighted imaging to evaluate brain injury patients may be more effective than conventional MRI. In this study’s capacity, using susceptibility-weighted imaging resulted in detecting significantly more microhemorrhages due to a higher spatial resolution and signal, with 77 percent of cerebral microhemorrhages appearing more evident through susceptibility-weighted imaging when compared to conventional MRI.For more information: www.nicoe.capmed.mil FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享last_img read more