Scoot Airlines on Wednesday denied reports that it was planning to introduce low-cost travel from India to Europe.Media reports based on a statement by its India Head Bharath Mahadevan suggested that Scoot was preparing to introduce Rs 26,000 round trip travel between India and European destinations, substantially lower than the lowest Rs 45,000 available presently.However, in a statement emailed to media outlets, including Little India, which had reported the plans, the airline said, “Scoot would like to clarify that contrary to recent media reports, we have no plans to operate India-Europe services.”The one-line statement did not address why its India head Mahadevan had told the Times of India: “Since we have fifth freedom, we can operate direct flights from Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, and Kolkata to destinations like Copenhagen, Vienna, Cairo and Manchester, A return trip to Europe would cost around Rs 26,000.”Scoot started direct flights between Lucknow and Singapore thrice a week from August 2 this year. It also operates flights to Southeast Asian countries from Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Kochi, and Tiruchirappalli. However, it is not the cheapest airline to even its home base. Scoot offers flights from India to Singapore for about Rs 10,000 while its major competitors, Air Asia and Indigo, offer flight tickets to the destination beginning at about Rs 6,000 and Rs 8,000, respectively.Number of Globe-trotting Indians on the RiseThe low-cost airline sector crossed a record 500,000 seats globally, according to the Center for Asia Pacific (CAPA) May-June 2017 report.The number of Indians trawling the globe is reaching new heights too, as family incomes rise. Europe is among the hottest tourist destinations for Indians. In 2015, more than 700,000 people applied for Schengen Visas, according to statistics from the Internal Migration and Affairs of the European Commission.Other Airlines Mulling India ForaySeveral international airlines are looking at India as a lucrative market to expand their operations. Norwegian Air and the International Airlines group have already started the homework to debut in the country.“We can see long-haul, low-cost operations gaining ground from next fiscal with Indian LCCs (low cost carriers) driving growth,” Kapil Kaul of CAPA told Business Today.Indian Airlines Join the PartyIndian airlines are eyeing the market too.Low-cost carrier IndiGo has considered operating long-haul flights on international routes in Europe. Indigo’s parent, InterGlobe Aviation, had submitted an official interest for acquiring the international operations of Air India. SpiceJet and IndiGo are weighing the launch of their first European long-haul flight to London-Gatwick.The article has been modified to reflect the correction issued by Scoot Airlines. Related ItemsIndia foreign travelIndia to Europe flightsIndians travelling abroadlow cost airlineslow cost flights India to EuropeScoot airlinesSingapore Scoot airlines
New Delhi, Jul 12 (PTI) National marathon champion in his age group, Denmarks David Bredo says he wants to make an impression in the upcoming The Great India Run despite not dedicating enough time on preparations owing to studies. Bredo said he wants to explore the culture of India. “I ran 154 marathons last year, and was one of the youngest runners in the world to run more than a 100 marathons in a year. This year has been quiet, and Ive only run 56 marathons this year because Im focusing a lot on University,” Bredo said. He added, “I am looking forward to meeting and learning from Arun Bharadwaj, who is a really famous Indian ultra-runner. Im really excited for the run as well as exploring the landscapes and beautiful culture that India is known for,” the 21-year-old said. Bredo started off his running career in order to aid his dream of playing football professionally. But soon after, he realised that its not the football pitch but the track which is his calling. His love for the beautiful game, however, has not abandoned him completely.”Its not that I am not in touch with football, whenever I return home, I do coach youth players in my town. My ambition now, is however, only to run. Training for the two is quite different as well. The only thing common is core strength, but not much more,” said Bredo. The 1480 kms long run has been conceptualised by ProSportify in association with MobieFit, to promote running as a sport in the country. Bredo will be joined by 14 of the best Ultra Marathoners from India and the world which include international champion Arun Bhardwaj, Pia Hansson and Yuri Esperson. The multi-city marathon will also have celebrity athelete Milind Soman and Gul Panag. Ironman Soman will run a special stretch of 570 kms from Ahmedabad to Mumbai via Silvassa. PTI Cor AH AHadvertisement
Milan, Oct 30 (AFP) Claudio Ranieri revealed on Monday he had been “terribly shaken” by the death of Leicester City boss Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha.Ranieri, 66, was hired by Vichai in 2015 and led Leicester to their historic Premier League title success the following year.Billionaire Vichai, 60, died along with four others when his helicopter plummeted into a car park outside the King Power stadium shortly after his side’s 1-1 draw with West Ham on Saturday.”I was terribly shaken by the news,” Ranieri told Sky Sport Italia in his first public reaction since the tragedy.”He was a good man and always had a positive word for everyone. His positivity and ability to make everybody love him was clear for all to see. He came into the locker room only to dispense kind words, never to reproach you.”One time soon after my birthday, he arrived in the locker room with a huge cake and made everyone sing ‘Happy Birthday.'”He was an illuminated man and everything he touched became better.” Ranieri said it was now up to Vichai’s son “who has always been in love with football” to carry on in his father’s footsteps.He recalled his first meeting with Vichai.”I immediately thought he was a positive person, full of energy. My objective when I arrived at Leicester was to secure Premier League safety, then we all know what happened.”Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha made a very important contribution to the Premier League victory, as he’d arrive 30 minutes before the game to embrace everyone. He never said a word out of turn, was always happy with a smile on his face.advertisement”I am so sad right now, I want to join the family in their grief.” After Ranieri was sacked by Leicester in February 2017 he took charge of French Ligue 1 side Nantes for the 2017-2018 season. (AFP) APAAPA
Asian Games gold medallist Vinesh Phogat has become the first Indian athlete to earn a nomination in one of the seven main categories of the Laureus Sports Awards, one of the prestigious award ceremony honouring top individual and team performances of the year.Vinesh, the 24-year-old wrestler from Haryana made a sensational comeback to win the Asian Games gold medal after a long and testing battle with an injury she had sustained during the quarter-final of 50 kg freestyle wrestling event at the 2016 Olympic Games. She had become the first Indian woman wrestler to win the yellow metal in wrestling at the continental meet.Vinesh’s efforts have won her a nomination for the Laureus World Comeback of the Year alongside US Tour Championship winner Tiger Woods, who won his first tournament in five years. Also nominated are four inspirational Winter Olympic athletes; Japanese figure skater Yuzuru Hanyu, Canadian snowboarder Mark McMorris, US ski racing legend Lindsey Vonn, and Dutch Paralympic champion Bibian Mentel-Spee.The last time an Indian sporting feat made its way to the Laureus World Sports Awards was in 2004 when the Indian Cricket Team and Pakistan Cricket Team shared the Laureus Sport for Good Award for playing an international match despite political tensions between the two countries. Most recently, Magic Bus from India won the Laureus Sport for Good award in 2014.However, Vinesh makes history as the first Indian athlete to be nominated in one of the seven main categories at the Laureus World Sports Awards.Here are those nominations in full for Laureus World Sporting Comeback of the Year at #Laureus19 pic.twitter.com/ViBSI5kio6advertisementLaureus (@LaureusSport) January 17, 2019FIFA World Champions France are in contention for Laureus World Team of the Year while stars of the tournament Kylian Mbappe and Luka Modric receive nominations in the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year category.Pyeongchang Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games medalists also feature heavily, with Ester Ledecka and Mikaela Shiffrin nominated for Laureus World Sportswoman of the Year, the Norway Winter Olympics Team recognised in the Laureus World Team of the Year category and Sofia Goggia listed among the nominees for Laureus World Breakthrough of the Year.In contention for the Laureus World Comeback of the Year are Winter Olympic medalists Yuzuru Hanyu, Mark McMorris, Bibian Mentel-Spee and Lindsey Vonn, while Paralympic gold medalists Henrieta Farkasova, Brian McKeever and Oksana Masters are nominated for the Laureus World Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability.Novak Djokovic receives nomination for Laureus World Sportsman of the Year award Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton, Kenyan marathon world record-breaker Eliud Kipchoge, tennis world No.1 Novak Djokovic and NBA great LeBron James join FIFA World Cup Golden Ball winner Modric and FIFA Best Young Player Mbappé in what promises to be a hotly contested Laureus World Sportsman of the Year category.Winter Olympic champions Ester Ledecka and Mikaela Shiffrin are joined in the Laureus World Sportswoman of the Year Award category by celebrated gymnast and the first woman to win four All-Around world titles Simone Biles, Grand Slam tennis champions Simona Halep and Angelique Kerber and four-time Ironman World Champion Daniela Ryf.After winning their fifth straight Formula One Constructors World Championship, Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team picks up their third nomination in a row for the Laureus World Team of the Year.Joining them and France Men’s Football Team in a category filled with world-beating teams are three-in-a-row Champions League winners Real Madrid, Winter Olympic medal table-toppers Norway Winter Olympics Team, NBA champions Golden State Warriors and the victorious European Ryder Cup Team.Phew! We’re done. All the nominations are here. Is your favourite on this list? Let us know below ??Congratulations to everyone who is nominated and good luck for the #Laureus19 World Sports Awards on 18 February 2019 in Monaco. pic.twitter.com/lKychOH4zx Laureus (@LaureusSport) January 17, 2019Trailblazing Spaniard Ana Carrasco, the first woman to secure a motorcycling world title, is nominated for the Laureus World Breakthrough of the Year. Joining Carrasco is Japan’s first ever Grand Slam tennis champion Naomi Osaka, Norwegian teenage European 1500 and 5000m champion Jakob Ingebrigtsen, Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas, Italian downhill skiing champion Sofia Goggia and Jamaican sprint sensation Briana Williams.The toughest competition is likely to be for the Laureus World Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability Award. Joining the Paralympic gold medalists in a category shortlisted by a select panel from the International Paralympic Committee is Wimbledon, Australian Open and US Open champion wheelchair tennis star Diede de Groot, undefeated Boccia star Grigorios Polychronidis and T64 men’s long jump world record holder Markus Rehm.advertisementSurfing and snowboarding superstars lead the nominations for the Laureus Action Sportsperson of the Year Award. Australian surfing great Stephanie Gilmore, who won her record-equalling seventh world title in Hawaii, is nominated alongside two Brazilians: men’s world champion Gabriel Medina and record-breaking big-wave surfer Maya Gabeira. Also in contention in the category are US Winter Olympic snowboard champions Chloe Kim and Shaun White and Austrian Big Air gold medalist Anna Gasser.The Laureus World Sports Awards, which recognise sporting achievement during 2018, are the premier honours on the international sporting calendar. The winners, as voted for by the 66 members of the Laureus World Sports Academy, will be unveiled at the 2019 Laureus World Sports Awards in Monaco on February 18.Also Read | Australian Open: Djokovic thrashes Tsonga, Zverev survives 5-set battle to reach 3rd roundAlso Read | Don’t know where all my trophies are: Serena after storming into Australian Open 3rd roundAlso Read | I had to warm up 4 times: Naomi Osaka tells Kei Nishikori. Video goes viral
Congressman Steve King says he is supporting Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court.The 4th District Republican says the recent Senate Judicial Committee hearings with Kavanaugh and his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, were shameful to watch:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/KAVAKING.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC…………an unsubstantiated allegation. :19King says he recently had a discussion about the allegation with a young voter:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/KAVAKING2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………from such a charge. :25King says we are still a nation of “due process” when it comes to being accused of a potential crime:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/KAVAKING3.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……….third world tactics. :22The congressman says the recent proceedings with the sexual accusations remind him of the Clarence Thomas hearings when Thomas was nominated to serve on the U-S Supreme Court.
Quite what the scouts dispatched from Barcelona to this corner of south-west London, charged with casting their eyes over next week’s opponents, could hope to glean from this mismatch is anyone’s guess.Chelsea barely broke into a sweat in sweeping aside Hull City to secure their passage into the FA Cup quarter-finals. This was a stroll. Maybe the best the scouting reports might confirm is that the Premier League side will be fresh next week. The hosts could play out this game with two 17-year-olds and a 20-year-old on debut on the pitch, their progress beyond depleted opponents assured from virtually the first attack of the tie. Willian caught the eye with an effervescent display, conjuring glorious finishes with both feet and striking the outside of a post as the final whistle approached.It may be that Antonio Conte, serenaded yet again by the home support, opts to leave out the Brazilian on Tuesday with his preference to play Pedro against his former club. The Spaniard was retired at the interval, perhaps offering an insight into the Italian’s thinking. A trickier decision may be whether Álvaro Morata, formerly of Real Madrid and , first choice in a Chelsea team built for the counterattack, starts ahead of Olivier Giroud against the unbeaten leaders of La Liga. The Frenchman was impressive here, albeit against struggling Championship opposition, and played a part in the hosts’ first three goals before improvising the finish at the near post for the fourth after Emerson Palmieri, another debutant, had barged his way through David Meyler to the byline.Giroud offers an unlikely blend of muscle and subtlety in a front line that, at times of late, has lacked punch.“It is a relief to have scored but I’ll take a lot of pleasure from what we did on the pitch,” said the forward. “Everything is going in the right direction.”Morata, in contrast, was peripheral in his latest cameo off the bench, his chances of making a proper impact blunted by the fact this tie had long since been claimed. He remains understandably rusty after his month-long absence with a back injury. “To have a lot of doubt before Barcelona is important,” said Conte, who will have Marcos Alonso fit to return against the Catalans. “I will go home with many doubts in my mind about which is the best starting XI against Barcelona. Playing against Barcelona is a great challenge for us but also the type of game which must give us great enthusiasm. We must be excited to play against one of the best teams in the world. It won’t be easy, for sure.”It will be far trickier than Hull. This, in truth, was an occasion devoid of the drama so craved by the FA Cup with any chance of an upset probably wrecked by the reality the visitors had been wounded by injury, suspension and the ineligibility of three players – Ola Aina, Fikayo Tomori and Michael Hector – who are on loan from the hosts. Nigel Adkins’ side are labouring at 21st in the Championship, a point above the cut-off, with Michael Dawson’s return from groin trouble offset by Jarrob Bowen’s untimely absence with a hamstring injury. If this was the best selection Adkins could put out, they still desperately needed a solid start. Instead they trailed after 106 seconds and were confronting humiliation by the break. Their only positive was emerging unscathed through the damage limitation operation of the second half. Jamie Vardy strike enough for Leicester to see off Sheffield United Share on Twitter match reports Share on Facebook They had never really stood a chance from the moment they trailed, such was the gulf between the sides. Hull’s players had quaked in their boots whenever the Premier League champions poured forward in those opening exchanges, with Willian and Pedro dazzling, Cesc Fàbregas offered time to spray passes gloriously from that quarter-back brief, and Giroud’s every contribution unsettling Hull’s panicked players. The imbalance between the teams was evident from the moment Kevin Stewart turned into trouble inside the second minute to be crowded out and dispossessed by Giroud. Willian duly collected the loose ball and curled a sumptuous shot into the top corner.All the tricks and flicks seemed to pay off thereafter, with Stewart’s display disintegrating and Meyler, a makeshift right-back, ruthlessly exploited whenever Chelsea flew down that flank. It had been Fàbregas’ lofted pass which had split Dawson and Meyler for Pedro, darting in between, to collect and convert with his left foot. Within minutes Stewart had again been outmuscled by Giroud and, with Dawson diving in desperately, Willian wriggled free to curl away a fine shot which kissed the far post and flew in. David Marshall had been slow to react at that attempt but, in truth, he already looked shellshocked. It was to his credit that he brought off saves late on to deny Danny Drinkwater and Davide Zappacosta a fifth.By then Hull had fluffed their chance at a consolation, Fàbregas’ trip on Harry Wilson having earned the visitors a penalty. True to wretched form, Meyler seemed distracted by the referee’s request to re-spot the ball and Willian’s mischievous muttering in his ear and his shot was pushed away by Willy Caballero. That rather summed up the entire chastening occasion. “No magic, I’m afraid,” said Adkins in his disappointment. 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It has been confirmed that Touch Football Australia (TFA) will be designing a new logo over the next 3-4 weeks.However, all referees who have uniforms with the current Touch Football Australia logo will be allowed to continue wearing this uniform at all events, both local and national.Before the new logo is introduced and sold, TFA Merchandise staff would like to sell all of the uniforms containing the current logo we have now. So we are selling all shirts, shorts, skirts, tracksuits and bags at a slightly reduced cost. This is a great opportunity for referees or associations who are not fussed if their gear has the new logo or the logo as it is now. The uniforms are still brand new as usual.Anyone who is interested in grabbing referees gear with the current logo on it, at a reduced price, can do so by using the following order form: SALE ON REFEREES GEAR
APTN National NewsIt is a global movement aimed at corporate greed.But in many parts of the country Aboriginal groups have jumped aboard the Occupy movement to bring the issues of homelessness, high unemployment and deplorable living conditions to the forefront.APTN National News reporter Tiar Wilson has the story.
APTN National NewsHe was an actor, poet and outspoken activist.John Trudell was a household name for many Indigenous people.He passed away Tuesday at his California home. He was 69.APTN’s Shaneen Robinson looks at the life and legacy of John Trudell.
TORONTO – Medical cannabis company Maricann Group Inc. says a $70 million financing deal announced last month has fallen through after the companies behind it terminated an underwriting agreement.The decision by Eight Capital, Canaccord Genuity Corp., GMP Securities L.P., Industrial Alliance Securities Inc. and Clarus Securities Inc. follows the resignation Wednesday of Maricann’s chairman Neil Tabatznik and Raymond Stone, a board director.It also comes as the Ontario Securities Commission reviews the timing and reporting of certain trades of shares owned or controlled by and Tabatznik and Eric Silver.It added that the regulator has also told the company on Feb. 8 that Maricann chief executive Ben Ward is the subject of an investigation into his activities while he was CEO of Canadian Cannabis Corp., a wholly unrelated company.Maricann said earlier this week that it had been advised orally by the underwriters that they were not prepared to proceed and said Thursday that no reason was given for terminating the agreement.“We are disappointed to have received the notice of termination and are considering our options for further action,” said interim chairman Paul Pathak.CEO Benjamin Ward added that “it’s business as usual” at the company and is “moving full speed ahead in all operational areas.”Maricann said Wednesday that OSC staff have said they are unable to provide any further information about the review. An OSC spokeswoman said the regulator was not in a position to comment further.According to insider trading records, Tabatznik on Jan. 23 sold 412,000 shares he indirectly owned through Copper Lake Investments Inc. at roughly $4.16 each or a total of $1.714 million. A day later, Tabatznik sold 438,000 shares at roughly $4.26 each, or a total $1.864 million. And on Jan. 25, he sold another 5,000 shares for $4.25 each, or $21,250.Stone also sold shares he indirectly owned, through either Felicity Stone or R & FS Investments Inc., in January. On Jan. 22, records show he sold 915,837 shares for roughly $4.22 each or $3.87 million. A day later, he sold 104,421 shares at $4.20 each, and another 128,000 for $4.22 each, or a total of $978,728.Maricann, which has production facilities in both Langton, Ont. and Dresden, Germany, announced a proposed acquisition on Jan. 24 of all outstanding shares of Haxxon AG, a cultivator of female hemp cannabis flowers based in Regensdorf, Switzerland. The deal, which was targeted to close on March 30, would allow Maricann to produce cannabis flowers in Switzerland that would then be manufactured into products such as cannabis vape cartridges, the company said at the time.It has also been ramping up production capacity at home, as Canada moves to legalize marijuana for recreational use later this year, currently expanding its cultivation and support facilities in Canada to 87,515 square metres. When complete, Maricann’s facility is expected to produce 95,000 kilograms of dry cannabis flower per year, the company says.Company stock has fallen as much as 30 per cent on the Canadian Securities Exchange on Wednesday to $1.70 per share from Tuesday’s closing price of $2.49. The stock rose just over five per cent Thursday to close at $2.07.Companies in this story: (CSE:MARI)
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday asked the CBI to file by June 3 its status report on the ongoing probe into the alleged murder of 11 girls at a shelter home in Muzaffarpur in Bihar.A bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Deepak Gupta said the matter would be heard by a vacation bench on June 3 keeping in view the urgency of the case. Attorney General K K Venugopal, appearing for the CBI, told the court that 11 girls are alleged to have been murdered in the Muzaffarpur shelter home and the agency has also recovered bones from a burial ground. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra SinghVenugopal, however, told the court it will not be possible for the CBI to complete the probe into the alleged murder of 11 girls by June 3. In a sensational revelation, the CBI had told the apex court on May 3 that 11 girls were allegedly murdered by key accused Brajesh Thakur and his accomplices and “bundle of bones” have been recovered from a burial ground. Several girls were allegedly raped and sexually abused at an NGO-run shelter home. The issue had come to light following a report by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS). Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroadThe probe into the case was transferred to the CBI and the agency has charge sheeted 21 people, including Thakur. In its affidavit filed in the top court earlier, the CBI has stated that from the statement of victims recorded during the probe, names of 11 girls have emerged, who were said to be allegedly murdered by Thakur and his accomplices. “During investigation, from the statement of victims recorded by IOs (investigating officers) and NIMHANS (National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro-Sciences) team, names of 11 girls emerged who were said to be allegedly murdered by the accused Brajesh Thakur and his accomplices,” the CBI has said.
Rabat – The German government has threatened to suspend development aid to Morocco if it does not take back its nationals whose refugee status was rejected.German Chancellor Angela Merkel is reconsidering her country’s foreign aid to those countries that do not cooperate in taking back their citizens who requested asylum in Germany and whose applications were denied.North African countries, mainly Morocco and Algeria, are the first ones that Merkel’s government is forcing to retrieve their nationals who entered Germany alongside Syrian refugees, according to Arabic daily Akhbar Al Ayoum in its Tuesday issue. “These countries receive economic aid from Germany, but in turn refuse to cooperate on this issue. This is unacceptable,” German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel said regarding Morocco and Algeria.According to the same source, Germany’s move to threaten to stop its aid comes after the violence that shook the country in the last few months, especially on New Year’s Eve, where Moroccan refugees were allegedly involved in sexual attacks and robberies.Official statistics claim that nearly 40 percent of Moroccans nationals who have registered as asylum seekers in Germany have reportedly committed criminal acts in recent months, the daily noted.Angela Merkel is being pressured to shut down borders five months after Germany opened its doors to Syrian refugees.According to Reuters, over 100 conservative lawmakers from political parties in Germany sent a letter to Merkel urging her to change in her ‘open-border’ policy.“We are facing excessive demands on our country. We believe a change is urgently needed in current migration practice … by a return to the strict use of existing law,” the letter stated.The German government will reportedly pass a legislation to expel Moroccan and Algerian immigrants, and place them in detention centers pending deportation, the Arabic daily said.Following a meeting between Chancellor Merkel and the Governor of Bavaria, Horst Seehofer, it was decided to classify Morocco and Algeria as “safe countries” whose nationals do not qualify for refugee status.The German leader has received opposition from her own cabinet members, regarding her refugee policy.On Monday, Germany’s Transport Minister called on Merkel to close Germany’s borders to stem the influx of immigrants.“It is not on if Mrs Merkel lets herself be cheered for inviting over one million refugees … while her CDU bows out of responsibility for long-term integration,” Vice Chancellor Gabriel said this week criticizing his boss, according to Reuters.
An Interpol warrant had been issued for Weeratunga’s arrest over ongoing investigations into the controversial MiG aircraft deal.The FCID later began discussions with the Dubai authorities with regard to handing the ex-diplomat over to the Sri Lankan authorities. The authorities in Dubai are refusing to handover Sri Lanka’s former Ambassador to Russia Udayanga Weeratunga who was arrested last month.Sources told The Sunday Leader that diplomatic efforts are underway to secure Weeratunga’s transfer to Sri Lanka but the efforts have so far failed. Earlier the Dubai police detained Weeratunga on 4th February at the Dubai International Airport or questioning while he was in transit to travel to the United States.However, a special team comprising officers from the FCID, Criminal Investigation Division (CID), Foreign Ministry, Attorney Generals’ Department and Department of Immigration and Emigration sent to Dubai to extradite the fugitive ex-diplomat based on a warrant obtained from the Colombo Fort Magistrate had to return empty-handed since he had been released by the Dubai police.When contacted by The Sunday Leader, the Minister of Law and Order Ranjith Madduma Bandara said that a team is preparing to travel to Dubai to have more talks with the authorities to bring back Weeratunga to Sri Lanka. Weeratunga was detained in Abu Dhabi following his arrest in Dubai late last month. The authorities in Dubai had arrested Weeratunga based on investigations and submissions made by the Police Financial Crimes Investigations Division (FCID).
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. Linzy Bromfield, 50, is one of the women who is taking legal action. She paid privately for breast augmentation in 2005 after having two children, but 13 years later, found one breast had become so swollen she was unable to wear her bra.She had fluid drained from the breast in an NHS hospital and was later diagnosed with implant-associated lymphoma. She had both of her implants removed and has been free of disease since.Other women have needed further treatment, including chemotherapy. Mr Nigel Mercer, chairman of an advisory group of surgeons monitoring cases of the cancer for the MHRA, said women were not being given enough information about the potential risks of implants, and warned that they were not necessarily for life.The plastic surgeon told the BBC: “There are unknowns with any implant, but it does mean we are using our entire population as human guinea pigs, almost.”Scientists believe the disease could be a reaction to the textured surface of the implant or a bacterial infection. Manufacturer Allergan said patient safety was a priority and it would support informative labelling “to promote and advance the safest use of breast implant products”.”We continue to invest in and support work to further understanding and increasing awareness of BIA-ALCL,” the company said. Twenty women in the UK are taking legal action after developing cancer linked to their breast implants.Surgeons said victims had been treated almost as “human guinea pigs” without being informed about the possible risks they might face.The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency, which regulates medical devices in the UK, is currently collecting data on women affected by breast implant associated-anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL).The rare type of disease is a cancer of the immune system.The risk is estimated to effect one in every 24,000 implants sold. More than 50 women have been diagnosed with the condition in the UK, and hundreds more worldwide.One manufacturer, Allergan, has issued a worldwide recall of some textured implants, which have been linked to most cases of breast implant-associated lymphoma. Show more
A Region Eight man was on Tuesday charged with having sexual relations with a 13-year-old girl and appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Jacob Stanislas of Monkey Mountain, Region Eight appeared before the Chief Magistrate, Ann McLennan, and denied the allegation against him.The charge alleged that between October 1 and November 1, 2017 at said Monkey Mountain, the 20-year-old had sexual relations with a 13-year-old.According to Stanislas’ attorney, Tiffany Jeffrey, her client was having a consensual relationship with the young woman.However, her family members gained knowledge of such and reported the matter to the Police, which is the reason why Stanislas is being brought before the Courts.The man was released on $250,000 bail and as a condition of his bail he was ordered to stay 50 feet away from the teen.The case will continue on November 21. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedTuschen man appears in Court for allegedly raping 17-yr-old girlSeptember 11, 2017In “Court”16-yr-old boy on ‘rape’ charge granted $100,000 bailSeptember 1, 2016In “latest news”5 arrested, charged for raping 2 Bartica teensAugust 12, 2017In “Court”
Bomb disposal squad called after suspect device thrown at house in Drogheda It is understood the device was thrown at the front door of the house in the Rathmullen Estate. Monday 25 Mar 2019, 2:45 PM By Elaine Keogh Mar 25th 2019, 2:45 PM Share42 Tweet Email 2 Comments Image: PA Images 13,920 Views Short URL PEOPLE HAVE BEEN evacuated from a number of houses in Drogheda, Co Louth after a suspected improvised device was thrown at a house in a large housing estate.It is understood the device was thrown at the front door of the house in the Rathmullen Estate around 11.30am this morning but it did not go off. There were people in the house but gardaí say no one was injured. The area is cordoned off and gardaí are awaiting the arrival of the army bomb disposal team.The house in question is on the corner of a street and around 10 nearby houses have been evacuated. At this stage, the incident is not believed to be linked to the ongoing feud between criminal gangs. Image: PA Images https://jrnl.ie/4559838 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article
Now Playing Up Next Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Now Playing Up Next Bully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On Twitter XFL announces multi-year television deals with ESPN and FOX to air games starting in 2020 WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next Google+ The 12/29 WWE RAW drew an average audience of 3.46 million viewers. The first hour draw 3.17 million viewers, the second hour drew 3.48 million viewers and the third hour closed the night with 3.73 million viewers.This is down from last week’s show that averaged 3.63 million viewers. This was the first week without any competition from Monday Night Football, although a College Football bowl game won the night with 5.76 million viewers. RAW was the highest rated non-football program of the night drawing a 1.3 among adults 18-34.The final rating will be out shortly.Source: TVbythenumbers.comRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipNFL Week 2 Preview With Mike Lombardi, Will Antonio Brown Play?Video Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 3:34/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 36.35%0:04Remaining Time -3:30 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Ben Roethlisberger Videos Articles Pinterest Now Playing Up Next Twitter Facebook Roman Reigns is in Remission NFL Week 2 Preview With Mike Lombardi, Will Antonio Brown Play? Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Undertaker appears on ESPN College GameDay Saturday morning Now Playing Up Next Video: Ronda Rousey, Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch talk WrestleMania on ESPN
According to a release from the governor’s office stated that this plan aims to reduce stresses on other resources for Alaska’s mentally ill. This unit will provide much needed acute psychiatric treatment beds for women – a population that is rapidly growing. 65% of the prisoner population in Alaska suffer from some form of mental illness. Often their involvement with the criminal justice system begins with low-level offenses like disorderly conduct, or trespassing. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Written within the capital budget signed earlier this week, the State of Alaska will spend $2.54 million to create a new women’s mental health unit at Hiland Mountain Correctional Center in Eagle River. Governor Dunleavy: “Support for the Highland Mountain Women’s Mental Health Unit, and more. Importantly, the bill also provides the necessary resources and funding to implement HB 49 – an across the board reform to our public safety statutes, that will give our law enforcement, judges and prosecutors the tools to hold criminals accountable.” The lack of sufficient community-based treatment options has resulted in the drastic increase in the incarceration of the people with mental illness. According to Brooks, the Department of Corrections is the largest mental health care provider in the state. Laura Brooks Director/Healthcare Administrator for the Department of Corrections: “People simply think ‘well these are criminals just lock them up’, and some of our people if it weren’t for that illness would not have committed those crimes. They get put in jail when medication or treatment are the much better answer, but a lot of times the illness prevents them from recognizing that they have an illness so they don’t seek treatment or they don’t take their medications and the cycle just continues.” The Alaska Department of Corrections is responsible for providing medical, behavioral health, dental, vision, and pharmaceutical services to individuals incarcerated in the state operated correctional facilities from the first moment they step into the facility.
New Delhi: The HRD Ministry has sent a list of premiere engineering institutes in the country to Kuwait authorities where thousands of Indian engineers, including IITians, are staring at possible job losses after the Gulf country decided to recognise degrees only if India’s NBA approved of the courses they studied. The Public Authority for Manpower, a government body in Kuwait, had last year issued a circular asking the labour department to not give work permits to expatriate engineers unless they got no-objection certificates from the Kuwait Engineers Society. Also Read – National Herald case: Officer bearers of Congress were cheats, Subramanian Swamy tells court Advertise With Us For India, engineers were to be issued no-objection certificates only if the course had been accredited by the National Board of Accreditation (NBA). The Ministry of Human Resource Development has since then been receiving representations from Indian engineers working in Kuwait regarding this. “A high-level Indian delegation had visited Kuwait to understand and resolve the issue and after discussion with the Kuwait authorities, it was decided to send them lists of ‘Non-NBA premier institute’ and ‘Institutes of National Importance’ which has been sent to the Indian Embassy in Kuwait for onward submission to Kuwait authorities,” a senior HRD Ministry official said. Also Read – Dehydrated elephant being given treatment Advertise With Us The NBA accredits engineering courses while the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) accredits universities and general colleges. The decision by Kuwait authorities has also brought degrees by prestigious Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) in the invalidation scanner. “The IITs, IISc and JU have never taken accreditation from the NBA for their engineering courses. Many of the National Institutes of Technology (NITs) are yet to take accreditation for their BTech courses,” the official explained. The NBA, earlier a wing of technical education regulator All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE), has been in existence since the 1990s but became an autonomous body in 2010. It has so far given accreditation to courses offered by 600 institutions among total 3,500 that teach technical courses.