In peak shape, Seema Antil hopes to grab the spotlight at the Olympics

first_imgKrishna Poonia versus Seema Antil is not as hyped as many other rivalries in Indian sport. Yet, as D-day nears for the London Olympics opening ceremony, the tall Seema is looking confident.Almost shying away from the media at a party on Monday night, Seema is playing the quiet game. “Talk to my coach please,” she said when a couple of mediapersons approached her.”Insi miliye, yee mere husband hain,” she said again, trying to deflect the attention. However, after the pleasantries, it was time for Seema to talk.Having spent almost 10 months training in California, Seema says she has got stronger and is ready for the big day. The drug spectre has haunted her for long and now she knows it’s all about competing fair and square in the unpredictable weather of London.The small, light-red tilak on her forehead did suggest she has been praying hard and hopes to do well. But at an event as big as the Olympics, nothing is because of chance.”The time has come and I am ready. Nobody can now offer any excuse,” says Seema, looking quite relaxed.Having been through her share of lows as well, when she first tested positive for drugs, Seema is aware what it will be like in London.Seema looked surprised when she was asked how she was feeling.”I am feeling good sir,” said a shy Seema, almost refusing to move away from her husband who stood at attention. “I am in peak shape and no fitness worries,” she added as she again tried to engage her coach to be involved in the conversation.More questions followed, as she was asked if the focus on Krishna Poonia was upsetting her. “People probably don’t know me well but I’m happy to be away from limelight and recently threw 62.30 metres in a competition in UK,” she said.At the same time, Krishna had thrown just close to 61 metres.Seema’s own expectations are that on current form she is hoping to make the final. At this point, finally, coach Tony Ciarelly stepped in.Looking rugged and ready to talk, Ciarelly spoke of how Seema had worked hard. “Yeah, she has worked with me now for almost a year though it could have been longer,” he said.”In my view, the strongest thing about Seema is she works hard. I have been able to work on her technique and tact and she is able to hurl the discus freely. The weather in London may be unpredictable but if it gets slippery, I am confident Seema will still do well,” said coach Ciarelly.”Her fitness is good and she is fully aware of her body which any athlete should be,” he adds.So what is Seema capable of? “Let’s be honest, I’m looking at the finals. At least 4-5 girls are better than the two Indian girls Seema and Krishna who I saw for the first time last week.”It’s bright and sunny now but if the weather changes, count Seema in. She is capable of 64-65m… so you never know,” he said.Seema won bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi. This time, she is aware nothing can be left to chance.advertisementlast_img read more

Group of 32 banks offer to form SPV to manage IPL Deccan Chargers franchise

first_imgA group of 32 banks has reportedly offered to form a special purpose vehicle (SPV) to manage the beleaguered IPL Deccan Chargers franchise and have sent their proposal to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).According to reports, the proposal was placed before a BCCI working committee meeting held in Chennai on Saturday. However, it seems the Board was not keen at all on handing over the charge of the financially-crippled Deccan Chargers to the banks.Reacting to the banks’ proposal, a BCCI official reportedly said that there was no guarantee that the proposal would work smoothly, especially as the Deccan Chronicle Holdings Limited (DCHL), the owners of the franchise, have defaulted on payments several times.At an emergent meeting of the IPL governing council on Friday night, less than a day before the banks’ proposal reportedly reached the N Srinivasan- BCCI, decided to scrap the debt-ridden Deccan Chargers for “breach of contractual obligations?? and decided to float a tender to invited bidders for a new team.On Saturday morning, the DCHL, which in 2008 bought the franchise for $ 107 million at an auction, moved BCCI president N Srinivasan the Bombay High court. The court would take up the issue on Monday. And till the time the case reaches a conclusion, the BCCI has held back the plan of the new tender.DCHL is reportedly reeling under a debt of over Rs 4,000 crore. DCHL has borrowed the money from several banks and other lenders.They have not even paid the players’ salaries, which is reportedly between Rs 35 crore and Rs 40 crore.On Saturday, the BCCI’s marketing committee decided to float a fresh tender for an additional team, but did not make an announcement to that effect after the DCHL moved the Bombay High Court.advertisementThe committee also shortlisted 10 cities for that purpose – Ahmedabad, Visakhapatnam, Dharamsala, Indore, Jamshedpur, Nagpur, Cuttack, Kanpur (Greater Noida), Rajkot and Ranchi.The marketing committee also fixed the base price for the new team – Rs 300 crore for five years.Deccan Chargers got an opportunity to stay afloat when PVP Ventures, a film producing and real estate firm from Hyderabad, responding to the franchise tender, came up with a reported bid worth Rs 900 crore. But Deccan on Thursday rejected the bid, and the next day the IPL governing council terminated the franchise.last_img read more

(Attn.editors: The following press release comes to you under

first_imgan arrangement with PRNewswire. PTI takes no editorial responsibility for the same.) WrestleMania(R) Sets All-time Attendance Record MUMBAI and DALLAS, April 5, 2016/PRNewswire/ — WWE(R) (NYSE: WWE) announced that WrestleMania 32 set a new attendance record of 101,763; as fans from all 50 states and 35 countries converged at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The previous WWE attendance record was at WrestleMania 3 in 1987, where 93,173 fans filled the Pontiac Silverdome in Detroit. WrestleMania 32 also became the highest grossing live event in WWE history as the annual pop-culture extravaganza grossed $17.3 million. Last years WrestleMania 31 at Levis Stadium in Santa Clara, California previously held WWEs record for gross revenue at $12.6 million. “On behalf of the Dallas Cowboys organization, we congratulate WWE on their historic achievement,” said Dallas Cowboys Chief Brand Officer, Charlotte Jones Anderson. “WrestleMania was an incredible spectacle like none other, and we look forward to hosting it again at AT&T Stadium.” “We are thrilled that we made history tonight at WrestleMania, further cementing its place as one of the top sports and entertainment events in the world,” said WWE Chief Brand Officer, Stephanie McMahon. “We thank our fans, the Dallas Cowboys and the entire Jones family for their overwhelming support.” WrestleMania 33 takes place on Sunday, April 2, 2017 from the Orlando Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Florida. Ticket information will be announced later this year. Top Ten All-time Attendance Records at WrestleMania: 1) 101,763: WrestleMania 32, AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX, April 3, 2016 2) 93,173: WrestleMania 3, Pontiac Silverdome, Pontiac, Michigan, March 29, 1987 3) 80,676: WrestleMania 29, MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey, April 7, 2013 4) 80,103: WrestleMania 23, Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan, April 1, 2007 5) 78,363: WrestleMania 28, Sun Life Stadium, Miami, Florida, April 1, 2012 6) 76,976: WrestleMania 31, Levis Stadium, Santa Clara, California, March 29, 2015 7) 75,167: WrestleMania 30, Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA, April 6, 2014 8) 74,635: WrestleMania 24, Citrus Bowl, Orlando, Florida, March 30, 2008 9) 72,744: WrestleMania 25, Reliant Stadium, Houston, Texas, April 5, 2009 10) 72,219: WrestleMania 26, University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona, March 28, 2010. more PRNewswire GSVadvertisementlast_img read more

Justice Raghupathi, heading panel to probe construction during DMK regime, demits office

first_imgChennai, Aug 17 (PTI) Justice R Raghupathi, heading a commission of inquiry tasked with probing the alleged irregularities in constructing a new building to house the state secretariat during the previous DMK regime, has tendered his resignation.A week after the Madras High Court directed the Tamil Nadu government to suspend the panel, Justice Raghupathi sent a communication to the state chief secretary on August 13, apprising her that he had demitted office, effective August 10.In an eight-page letter to the chief secretary, Justice Raghupathi said the commission’s functioning was delayed due to the administration side of the high court.A new secretariat building was constructed during the DMK’s 2006-2011 regime and the AIADMK government had set up the commission after coming to power in 2011.The former Madras High Court judge said the panel was directed by the high court in 2015 not to proceed further with the matter till a writ petition in this connection was disposed of.He also handed over to the secretary of the commission a sports utility vehicle (SUV), which was given to him by the government, a computer and a printer.On August 3, the high court had directed the state government to suspend the Justice R Raghupathi Commission of inquiry within a week and stop all further allotment of funds and government facilities to it.Justice Raghupathi said soon after assuming office on December 3, 2011, he had launched an inquiry into the alleged irregularities in the construction of the giant structure.The commission had sent summons to public servants and 24 IAS officers and Public Works Department (PWD) engineers had appeared before it.advertisementSummons were also issued to then chief minister late M Karunanidhi, then deputy chief minister M K Stalin and then PWD minister Duraimurugan.On a writ petition filed by the public servants, the high court had in 2014 ordered that the petitioners need not appear before the commission and allowed the panel to send questionnaires to them.Hearing the second batch of writ petitions, along with stay petitions, the high court had in 2015 ordered the commission not to proceed further with the matter till the writ petition was disposed of.Though the advocate general had requested the court for an early hearing of the writ petitions to enable the commission to proceed with the task, the plea was rejected.Against this background, the matter came up before Justice S M Subramaniam, who directed the suspension of the commission.”This court is of an opinion that the commission was constituted and prolonged for an unspecified period in order to neutralise the sensitiveness of the issues involved and to divert the attention of the people,” the court had said.Raghupathi said even before hearing the arguments of the counsels, several unwarranted oral comments were made as if there was an intentional delay by all the commissions of inquiry and as if public money was being wasted. PTI CORR VGN APR RC RClast_img read more

TRAN WALKER SENTENCED TO LIFE IN PRISON

first_imgA Sioux City man accused of two counts of first degree murder in the stabbing deaths of his former girlfriend and an acquaintance has been sentenced to two life terms in prison.Judge Tod Deck ordered that 19-year-old Tran Walker serve the terms concurrently in the deaths of 17-year-old Paiten Sullivan and 18-year-old Felipe Negron Jr. in January of 2018.Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/WALKER4.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………….Negron Junior. :23Stevie Sullivan, the stepmother of Paiten Sullivan, says Felipe Negron Jr. died a hero in trying to save her daughter:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/WALKER5.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……….are our heroes. ;22Sullivan, the only victim’s family member to speak, then described Tran Walker as evil:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/WALKER6.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………friends with you. ;27Walker declined to speak at his sentencing.Judge Deck ordered Walker to pay $150,000 to each of his victim’s estates.He denied defense motions for a new trial and arrest of judgment.A restitution hearing was set for next January 24th.last_img read more

Pepe explains future plans amid Arsenal links

first_imgNicolas Pepe insists he has no intention of leaving Lille during the January transfer window.Arsenal have been linked with a £72 million ($91.5m) deal for the 23-year-old, who has scored 12 times and supplied five assists over the course of 19 games in the French top flight this season.The Ivory Coast international is under contract at Stade Pierre-Mauroy until June 2022 and, in and interview with La Voix du Nord, he reported himself to be happy with the current state of affairs. 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? “To end the season with LOSC, for me that’s for sure,” Pepe said.”As the president [Michel Seydoux] said, I decided to finish the season in Lille and, at the end of it, nothing will be done.”I am under contract until 2022. I have the idea to end this season in Lille and why not [secure] a European place? It would be beautiful.”Lille are second in Ligue 1 after playing 19 games – 13 points shy of runaway leaders Paris Saint-Germain, who have played two fewer matches.Lyon, Montpellier and Saint-Etienne are immediately below Lille and also have games in hand in a congested battle for the other Champions League qualification places.Winger Pepe arrived at Lille in June 2017, having started his professional career at Angers in Ligue 2. He helped the western France club to promotion to Ligue 1, playing one season there before Lille decided to splash out €10m (£9m/$11.4m) for his services.Last season, he scored 13 times in Ligue 1, but has almost surpassed that tally already at the half-way stage of the season.last_img read more

Lomar Shipping Takes Delivery of Its Bulker Duo

first_imgzoom COSCO (Zhoushan) Shipyard Co., Ltd, a subsidiary of COSCO Shipyard Group Co., Ltd, has delivered two bulk carriers of 64000DWT, “Puerto Rosario” and “Porto Leone”, to a European buyer, COSCO Corporation informed.COSCO (Zhoushan) ShipyardThe owner of the vessels is Lomar, the shipping subsidiary of the Libra Group.The company now has over 20 firm newbuilding orders for container ships and bulk carriers within its fleet of over 60 vessels.The bulk carriers measure 199.9 meters in LOA (length of all), 32.26 meters in breadth and 18.5 meters in depth.The ships will be sailing under the flag of Singapore.Press Release, June 27, 2014last_img read more

LS passes Aadhaar Amendment Bill

first_imgNew Delhi: The Lok Sabha on Thursday passed a bill to allow voluntary use of Aadhaar as proof of identity for opening bank accounts and procuring mobile phone.The Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2019, was passed by a voice vote after Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad assured the House that Aadhaar is voluntary and informed consent of the biometric identity holder has to be obtained before it is used. “The amendments address the privacy and security concerns. It provides that no service or benefit of any scheme will be denied for lack of Aadhaar,” Prasad said. Also Read – How a psychopath killer hid behind the mask of a devout laity!The amended bill also provides for a stiff Rs 1 crore penalty and a jail term for private entities for storing Aadhaar data. “As many as 123 crore people are currently using Aadhaar… All safeguards are in place to prohibit misuse of Aadhaar biometrics. Iris and finger print data is stored in Indian machinery and it is safe and secure,” Prasad said. Displaying his personal Aadhaar card in the House, the Minister said the card only discloses his name, father’s name, date of birth, residential address and does not give out any information on medical records or details of caste, religion and community. Also Read – Encounter under way in Pulwama, militant killedHe said Aadhaar data can only be shared when there is a threat to national security or there is Court order. “Even if I, as an, Information Technology Minister, seek Aadhaar data, I will be subject to 3 years of punishment,” Prasad said. He said the government has saved Rs 1.41 lakh crore due to Aadhaar and removed 4.23 crore and 2.98 crore bogus LPG connection and ration cards respectively. Prasad said the Bill is a wholesome amendment following the Supreme Court order. “Since crores of poor people are benefiting by using Aadhaar, hence in emergency we brought the Ordinance,” he said. The Minister further said the Government would soon bring a data protection legislation in the House as it believes that India’s data sovereignty has to be respected and the country should have a data analytics centre. “The data protection law is work in progress. We have the Justice Srikrishna Committee report. Some more inter- ministerial consultation is going on,” Prasad said. Justice Srikrishna panel had submitted its report in July 2018. The Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2019, was introduced in the Lok Sabha on June 24, and once passed by the Rajya Sabha will replace an Ordinance issued in March 2019. The amendments provide for use of Aadhaar number for KYC authentication on voluntary basis under the Telegraph Act, 1885, and the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002. Put simply, this means it will allow voluntary use of Aadhaar number for authentication and identity proof in opening bank accounts and procuring mobile phone connections. It also gives option to children to exit from the biometric ID programme on attaining 18 years of age, while stipulating stiff penalties for violation of norms set for the use of Aadhaar and violation of privacy. Participating in the debate on the bill, Ritesh Pandey (BSP) said there is a need to improve it.last_img read more

Pushback in BC as Trans Mountain pipeline expansion hearings start

first_imgNational Energy Board hearings are set to start Monday in British Columbia on the detailed route of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion which would run through North Surrey, Coquitlam and Burnaby.The federal government approved the pipeline in November 2016 along a 150 metre corridor and the hearings will help determine the route within that corridor.But there is still a lot of local pushback.Municipalities and residents in Metro Vancouver are set to argue the proposed route would damage the environment and adversely impact homeowners.There have already been a number of protests and Mike Lloyd with NEWS 1130 in Vancouver said that will continue.“People setting up protest camps along some of these areas where the survey work has been done, some of the early survey work they’re doing before finalizing these routes and getting them through to the tank farms and the areas here in the coast,” he explained.Burnaby is a major opponent of the project and will present for three days during the hearings, but Lloyd said lines have been drawn within communities as well.“When you look at it a little more regionally, there is a lot of support for the expansion of the pipeline, but it certainly has been a contentious issue for many people still and that’s what we’ve seen with these protest camps,” he said.Spokeswoman Ali Hounsell said the company tried to route the new line along the old line where possible, but in some areas, urbanization made that difficult.She added they’re committed to replanting trees and minimizing the impact of construction on sensitive areas.The existing Trans Mountain line has carried oil from Alberta to B.C. since 1953.The hearings wrap January 31 before a second set of hearings is held in March.last_img read more

Sudanese advocate and scholar named to UN genocide prevention post

29 May 2007The director of Sudan efforts at the United States Institute for Peace and a scholar associated with several universities has been named by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon as his new Special Adviser for the Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities. Francis Deng also served as the Secretary-General’s Representative on Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from 1992 to 2004, after holding a range of positions in the UN and the Sudanese Government.Mr. Deng succeeds Juan Méndez of Argentina, the first Special Adviser on genocide prevention who was appointed in July 2004 with a mandate to collect existing information on serious violations of human rights that could lead to genocide and to bring potential genocidal situations to the attention of the UN Security Council. Among his activities, Mr. Méndez has made repeated visits to Darfur, resulting in varied recommendations to the Secretary-General and to the Security Council about what needs to be done in the strife-torn region of Sudan. On the 12-year commemoration of the Rwanda genocide, Mr. Méndez wrote an op-ed published by several European and Asian newspapers in which he stressed that despite international obligations – such as the 1948 Genocide Convention – the global response against genocide continues to fall short of what is required.In May 2006, Secretary-General Kofi Annan established a prominent group of experts – including Nobel Prize winner Desmond Tutu and the former United Nations Force Commander in Rwanda Romeo Dallaire – to support the Special Adviser and contribute to the broader efforts of the UN to prevent such massive crimes against humanity. According to today’s announcement, Mr. Ban has asked Mr. Deng to devote himself full time to the genocide advisory post, and is looking for additional ways to strengthen the office. read more

WatchA third of Canadians would struggle if mortgage rate grew by only

TORONTO — A survey by Manulife Bank of Canada says nearly half of Canadian homeowners are taking steps to whittle down their mortgage debt, but many would be in trouble if their monthly payments grew even slightly.[np_storybar title=”‘A great rate for a bad mortgage’: The 10-year mortgage is near an all-time low, but is it a good idea?” link=”https://business.financialpost.com/personal-finance/mortgages-real-estate/a-great-rate-for-a-bad-mortgage-the-10-year-mortgage-is-near-an-all-time-low-but-is-it-a-good-idea”%5DIt’s the lowest 10-year mortgage in the land but even the people offering the product tell you to stay clear. Read on [/np_storybar]Manulife says 18 per cent of homeowners made extra lump-sum payments towards their mortgages in the past year, while 17 per cent increased their regular payments. Another five per cent of respondents did both.In total, 40 per cent of the homeowners polled made extra mortgage payments during the past year, while 60 per cent did not.The average amount of additional mortgage payments was $6,300.Manulife Bank of Canada’s president and CEO Rick Lunny said it’s encouraging that many homeowners are taking steps to reduce their mortgage debt.However, the survey also found that more than a third of homeowners polled would face financial hardship if their mortgage payments increased by just 10 per cent.Canada’s household debt ratio declines as wealth hits new highsBank of Canada says household debt, housing price crash remain major concern for economyYou may not need to panic about million-dollar homes — even in Toronto and Vancouver“Having your payments go up 10 per cent sounds like a lot, but if you have a $200,000 mortgage and interest rates go up one per cent, that’s a 10 per cent increase in your mortgage payments,” Lunny said. “So there’s not much room here for those people.”Meanwhile, another 15 per cent of homeowners said they couldn’t handle any increases at all in their mortgage payments.“It’s inevitable that interest rates will go up, because they’re at historical lows and have been for some time,” Lunny said.However, Lunny noted that 79 per cent of those polled said they would be willing to cut back on discretionary spending, such as eating out, in order to get out of debt — an indication that there is more wiggle room in their budgets than they may realize.“These people probably, better than they think, would have the ability to make their mortgage payments, but it would have an impact on their lifestyle,” Lunny said.Manulife polled 2,372 Canadian homeowners in all provinces between Feb. 10 and 27. Respondents were all between the ages of 20 and 59 and had a minimum household income of $50,000.The polling industry’s professional body, the Marketing Research and Intelligence Association, says online surveys cannot be assigned a margin of error because they do not randomly sample the population.The Manulife survey found that Canadian homeowners are carrying an average of $190,000 in mortgage debt, with Albertans carrying the heaviest debt load — an average of $242,300. That’s followed by $217,300 in British Columbia, $196,900 in Manitoba and Saskatchewan and $193,000 in Ontario.Atlantic Canada has the lowest average mortgage debt, at $127,300. read more

Nearly Rs 8 million stolen from vehicle by gunmen

Gunmen stole nearly Rs 8 million from a vehicle in Ragama today, the Police media unit said.The Police said the gunmen had blocked the vehicle and opened fire on it before taking the money and escaping. The money was being transported to a store in Kadawatha when the incident took place.

PAFFREL goes to court demanding referendum for 20A

The People’s Action for Free and Fair Elections (PAFFREL) has filed a petition in the Supreme Court seeking a referendum on the proposed 20th Amendment to the Constitution.PAFFREL is of the view that the 20th Amendment to the Constitution will have an impact on the rights of the voters. As a result PAFFREL feels the proposed 20th Amendment to the Constitution cannot be passed simply through Parliament and instead must be put for a referendum. (Colombo Gazette)

SL Rupee appreciates against USD

The Sri Lankan Rupee appreciated against the US Dollar today, after depreciating over the past several days.The selling price of the Rupee appreciated to 175.82 against the US Dollar today. Yesterday the selling price of the Rupee was Rs. 177.32 against the US Dollar.

Exam appeals should be free because middle class pupils have unfair advantage

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. Exam appeals should be free because middle class pupils have an unfair advantage, a private school chief has said.Shaun Fenton, chair of the Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference which represents the country’s leading schools including Eton College and Harrow School, said it “doesn’t seem fair” that some pupils are more likely to get their grades changed than others.Exam boards levy a range of charges for GCSE and A-level re-marks depending on what services are desired. A “clerical check” – which ensures that all the pages were marked and all the marks were added up correctly – is the least expensive, costing £8.05 for GCSEs and £16.10 for A levels with AQA.Meanwhile, a “priority review of marking” is more expensive, costing up to £46.40 with EdExcel for GCSEs, rising to £55.90 for A-levels.For AQA, it is £37.55  for GCSE and £51.75 for A-levels. OCR charge £59.80 for a “review of marking” for A-levels, rising to £71.95 if you want to see your script.  Most boards waive the fees if the grade is changed as a result of the remark.Mr Fenton, who is headmaster at the £19,350-a-year Reigate Grammar school, told The Daily Telegraph: “It doesn’t seem fair that children who come from wealthier backgrounds, where their parents have the funds and wherewithal to explore and pay for remarks, are more likely to get justice than families who can’t afford it.”He said that Ofqual should remove the cost barrier altogether and make all appeals and requests for remarks free.  Three years ago, the exams watchdog tightened up the rules surrounding appeals in an attempt to discourage such large numbers of students seeking remarks.Ofqual said it was not fair that some students were getting a “second bite of the cherry” as it felt too many students had been getting extra marks, and possibly a higher grade when in fact the original mark was “perfectly appropriate”.In 2016, examiners are being told to only change a mark if there is a clear “marking error” rather than simply a difference of interpretation. It was felt that this would likely lead to fewer successful challenges.Mr Fenton added: “Ofqual made it a lot harder to have a mark change. They had identified the right problem but this is the wrong answer.“I would rather increase access to justice, than say ‘because not everyone can have it, we will stop anyone from having it’.” read more

Radio mast for rapid deploy communications

first_imgAustralian Radio Towers (ART) will launch a trailer-mounted mast specifically designed for rapid-deploy communications within the mining industry at AIMEX. “The mast can be used in any location where short-term and temporary communications structures are required,” said Managing Director Andrew Price. With a height of up to 30 m –or custom designed to be taller if required –the system can be erected within a few hours and can be removed in a similar timeframe. “Mounted on a dual-wheel 2.4 x 5 m trailer bed, with mast options available from 120 to 550 m and manual or hydraulic hoisting options, this product is unlike any on the market today,” said Price.“Coupled with an ART complete communications system, this package will almost instantly provide a solution for mine site communications requirements.” ART is one of the leading mast and tower manufacture and installation companies in Australia: “We have extensive experience in the radio tower and high access rigging industry throughout Australia and internationally. We provide design, manufacture, supply and installation services for a wide range of products, including guyed masts, free-standing radio towers, trailer-mounted quick deploy masts, communication systems and communication huts.” The company started building radio masts and towers in 1973 and has performed over 4,000 installations, including masts from nearly every manufacturer in Australia.last_img read more

Evergreen college students sanctioned following protests

first_imgOLYMPIA — About 80 protesters have been sanctioned for breaking the student conduct code at a small college in Washington last spring when race-related protests broke out on campus.The Evergreen State College spokeswoman Sandra Kaiser told The Olympian that students received sanctions ranging from formal warnings to suspension.The protests in May followed after professor Bret Weinstein criticized an optional event in which organizers asked white students to leave campus for a talk about race. The event was a reversal of the college’s annual “Day of Absence,” in which minorities attend programs off campus.Last month it was announced that Evergreen will pay $500,000 to Weinsten and his wife to settle a claim they brought alleging the school failed to protect employees from threats of physical violence and verbal hostility.last_img read more

Police involved shooting in Lewis Yard details scant

first_img Grand Bahama is future Caribbean silicon valley, Govt tells Diplomats Bahamas, September 6th, 2017 – Grand Bahama – A police involved shooting overnight in Grand Bahama is with very limited details at this hour, but it was said relatives arrived at the scene in Lewis Yard to find the area cordoned off and their male family member dead.   The young man is said to be in his 30s and family was last night trying to find out what led to the shooting.  There is no reply to our queries on the shooting either up to news publication time.By Deandrea Hamilton Bahamas Govt bids to buy Lucayan Strip resorts, PM Minnis tours site Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for youcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#LewisYard, #magneticmedianews, grandbahama, shooting TCI Police Investigate shooting in Providenciales; two escape injurylast_img read more