Sports Minister Vijay Goel calls for zero tolerance towards doping

first_imgA day after former India football captain Subroto Paul tested positive for a banned substance, Sports Minister Vijay Goel on Wednesday called for adopting a policy of “zero tolerance” towards doping.The minister has directed the National Anti Doping Agency (NADA) and other sports bodies to sensitise the players at the grassroots level about the ill-effects of doping through regular seminars and information campaigns in schools and colleges.”Vijay Goel has taken serious note of the incidence of doping in the country and has directed National Anti Doping Agency (NADA), Indian Olympic Association, National Sports Federations and Sports Authority of India (SAI) to adopt a policy of ‘zero tolerance’ towards doping,” a statement from the ministry read.”The Minister has asked NADA to organise a seminar with all stakeholders on Thursday to discuss the issue threadbare and finalise an effective strategy to deal with the menace, including the possibility of making doping a criminal offence.”The 63-year-old minister also said that the government is mulling a mechanism to test food supplements for the athletes, besides adopting a scientific approach to it.”He has also directed the NADA to sensitise the players at grassroots level about the ill-effects of doping through regular seminars and information campaigns at schools and colleges.””Goel added that the government is contemplating to set up a mechanism to test food supplements, so that athletes can be sure that the food supplements they are using, are free of prohibited substances. He also emphasised on a scientific approach to diet and nutrition for athletes,” the statement added.advertisementSubrata failed a dope test conducted by the NADA in Mumbai when the Indian men’s football team was going to Cambodia for a friendly match in February.The goalkeeper will now go for the confirmatory ‘B’ sample test.last_img read more

Jose Mourinho suggests Juergen Klopp as much to blame for lacklustre draw

first_imgManchester United manager Jose Mourinho rejected the idea that his team went to Liverpool for a point and said Saturday’s 0-0 Premier League draw reflected Juergen Klopp’s tactics as much as his own.United, who moved to 20 points from eight games, showed little ambition to attack and did not manage a single shot on goal in the second half but Mourinho said he had been waiting for Klopp’s side to open up in search of a win.Asked if a point was his target in the game, Mourinho said: “No, we came for three but in the second half we felt (it was) difficult to do that with the match, the dynamic as it was.”I was waiting for Juergen to change and go more attacking but he kept the three strong midfielders at all times, where he was having control because I had only (Ander) Herrera and (Nemanja) Matic,” said the United manager.Mourinho noted the absence of midfield options from the United bench, caused by injuries to Paul Pogba, Marouane Fellaini and Michael Carrick, but also defended his approach by highlighting that he had brought on attacking players Jesse Lingard and Marcus Rashford in the second half.”When I brought on Lingard and Rashford I was waiting for him (Klopp) to give me more space to counter but he didn’t give me. So I know that probably you think we were defensive and they were offensive — well, you are at home and you don’t move anything. I don’t know? I was waiting for that and he didn’t. I think he did well, honestly.advertisement”The game was never broken, they pressed high, they recovered the ball, so I think they were very good by the defensive point of view.”The only chance I had to change the direction of the game was to bring on players for one-on-one, players with speed and maybe they are going to change (the game), but they didn’t,” added Mourinho.However, the Portuguese manager seemed unconcerned that such a highly anticipated game had ended in a dull stalemate, which left Liverpool seven points behind United.”It depends on what is for you an entertaining game. One thing is an entertaining game for fans, another thing is an entertaining game for people who read football in a different way. That’s different.”For me, the second half was a bit of chess, but my opponent didn’t open the door for me to win the game.”last_img read more

Katsikaris New Greek Hoop Coach

first_imgATHENS – Greece’s basketball team will be coached by Fotis Katsikaris at the World Championship that will take place this summer in Spain from Aug. 30-Sept. 14.The Greek coach is taking over from Italian Andrea Trinchieri, the Hellenic Basketball Federation announced, with the announcement being delayed for a few months due to the problems in the termination of the Italian’s contract.“It goes without saying that this constitutes an honor for me, as well as a challenge,” stated Katsikaris. He was briefly the coach of the Russian national team but quit before taking it to any tournaments. He played with AEK in Greece and been associated with the Boston Celtics scouting team.The 47-year-old has previously coached AEK, Dynamo St Petersburg, Valencia, Aris and Bilbao Basket.The first problem he has to deal with is the threat by Olympiakos not to allow its players to participate in the Greece camp alleging that they do not enjoy full insurance cover by the federation.Greece, ranked fifth in the world, is in Group B, which includes the world’s third-ranked team, Argentina, along with the Philippines (34); Senegal, (41); Croatia (16); and Puerto Rico, (17).Greece’s best showing was at the 2006 tourney, where it stunned an NBA All-Star U.S. team in the semi-finals behind near-perfect shooting before being crushed by Spain in the final.Despite its high world ranking, Greece in 2013 failed to make the quarter-finals of the European championship where it played very poorly.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Australian Open: Novak Djokovic beats Medvedev to set up last-8 tie vs Nishikori

first_imgNovak Djokovic stayed on course for a sevent Australian Open crown after his nervy win over Daniil Medvedev in the pre-quarterfinals at the Rod Laver Arena on Monday.Djokovic battled past Medvedev 6-4, 6-7, 6-2, 6-3 to reach the quarter-finals where he will face Kei Nishikori, who survived a scare to beat Pablo Carreno Busta 6-7, 4-6, 7-6, 6-4, 7-6.Nishikori was extremely wasteful in the early part of the match, which cost him a lot of energy eventually.”Since I guess my opponent is watching, I’m feeling fantastic….I’ve never been fresher in my life!”Always the gamesman, @DjokerNole #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 21, 2019The night after Roger Federer was stunned by Greek tyro Stefanos Tsitsipas, there was another sniff of an upset at Rod Laver Arena as 22-year-old Medvedev rocked the Serb with a furious assault of power hitting.What a battle.@DjokerNole is made to work, but he’s always up for the fight. #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 21, 2019Even after a loss, @DaniilMedwed still has time to crack a joke with his victorious opponent @DjokerNole #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 21, 2019Yet the Russian wearied in the constant attrition, and top seed Djokovic cruised to victory, having passed easily his biggest test at the tournament.The world number one will continue his bid for a hat-trick of Grand Slam titles and a record seventh at Melbourne Park against eighth seed Kei Nishikori.(With inputs from Reuters)advertisementlast_img read more

Major reshuffle in Delhi Police

first_imgNew Delhi: There was a major reshuffle in Delhi Police on Tuesday with senior IPS officers getting new portfolios. The Order reads that 1988-batch IPS officer Muktesh Chander on transfer from Goa will now be posted as Special CP (Operations).Sunil Kumar Gautam (1989 batch IPS) presently posted as Special CP (operations) will now be Special CP (Training). 1990 batch IPS officer Sanjay Singh is the new Special CP (Law and Order) North. He was earlier posted as Special CP (Headquarters and Recruitment). Also Read – Gurdwara Bangla Sahib bans single use plasticThe order further reads that the Lt Governor is pleased to order the transfer/posting of IPS officers of Delhi Police as mentioned against each with immediate effect. On Thursday, in a major reshuffle as many as 20 Arunachal Pradesh, Goa and Mizoram Union Territories (AGMUT) cadre IPS officers transferred to different states. In another order, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Thursday issued transfer orders for 26 IAS officers. As per the transfer orders, six IAS officers have been moved to Delhi, whereas seven were transferred out of the Capital. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderEarlier In a major transfer of IPS officers, Sandeep Goel who was posted as Special Commissioner of Police (Law and Order) in Delhi Police was transferred as Director General (Prisons). According to the order, Ajay Kashyap (IPS 1985) who was posted as Director General (Prisons) was transferred as Director General (Home Guards). JK Sharma earlier posted as Director General (Home Guards) will be seeing Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) as Director-General.last_img read more

Good news for auto drivers

first_imgNEW DELHI: In a move that could benefit over 90,000 auto drivers, the Delhi government on Tuesday waived off the vehicle’s fitness test fee and significantly scaled down various charges including penalties. In June the ruling AAP had hiked auto fares by over 18 per cent. The decision to waive off the fitness test charge of Rs 600 and bring down the amounts of various charges and penalties was taken at a meeting of the Delhi cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderThe cabinet also approved a proposal of the transport department that reduces the registration or re-registration charges of autos from the prevailing Rs 1,000 to Rs 300, a government statement said. The GPS tracking charges presently being charged at the rate of Rs 100 per month along with GST, SIM charges have also been fully waived, it said, adding that the transport department will now bear these charges. “All fresh changes will come into effect from September 1. However, the fees covered by Delhi Motor Vehicle Rules, 1993, will come into effect from October 15 after due changes in it by the transport department,” a transport department official said. The late fee penalty on fitness test, which is presently Rs 1,000 along with Rs 50 per day, has now be decreased to Rs 300 and Rs 20 per day. The fee for duplicate registration certificate and ownership transfer will now be Rs 150, down from Rs 500 earlier. The penalty amount of Rs 500 per month has been brought down to Rs 100 per month.last_img read more

Mr Big confession could put trial of slain First Nations woman in

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe Supreme Court has put new rules in place for the so-called Mr. Big confessions during police investigations making some of them inadmissible.This has put a Saskatoon murder trial possibly in limbo.Douglas Hayes confessed to undercover officers for the 2004 murder of Daleen Bosse, a university student and mother from Onion Lake First Nation.He was expected to hear his verdict later this month but lawyers are meeting with the judge next week to discuss how the Supreme Court ruling affects the case.APTN’s Larissa Burnouf has more on the story.last_img read more

London Mayor calls for preferential norms for Indian businesses students

first_imgLondon: London Mayor Sadiq Khan has called for similar preferential norms for Indian companies and students as those offered to China in order to boost foreign direct investment (FDI) from India into the British capital.The mayor, who reiterated his London is Open message, attacked the UK government’s hostile immigration policies as a barrier to increased investments and students coming from India into London. The government’s got to make it easier for businesses to come to London. Immigration policies have got to change, it’s got to be easier for Indian students and business people to come here, Khan said on the sidelines of the annual Asian Voice Charity Awards here on Friday evening. Also Read – Commercial vehicle sales to remain subdued in current fiscal: IcraThe government has made some changes to make it easier for China, and I welcome that, but also India deserves the same sort of preferential treatment I worry because of this government’s hostile immigration policies, we aren’t seeing many talented students coming to London, particularly talented Indians. I am hoping the government realises this is a huge opportunity lost, he said. China being included on a list of countries offered easier UK student visa application norms is one of the preferential routes currently not open to India. Also Read – Ashok Leyland stock tanks over 5 pc as co plans to suspend production for up to 15 daysKhan, a former Labour Party MP who has been a vocal advocate of a second Brexit referendum, said the Theresa May government was a “million miles away” from what was promised during the June 2016 referendum campaign. Parliament is in gridlock, we should give the British public a say on the deal negotiated by the government with the option of remaining in the European Union. I can’t think of anything more democratic than giving the British public a final say, said Khan, who was presented with a Political and Public Life Award at the awards ceremony. The Asian Voice Charity Awards, powered by due diligence network Charity Clarity, reward charities and individuals that try and solve the most pressing social issues in Britain and globally. Some of the winners this year included Indian-origin entrepreneur Leah Chowdhry, who was named the Most Inspiring Young Person for becoming the first British Asian woman to swim the English Channel to raise funds to combat child trafficking in India. The Sarvam Trust, which facilitates and supports the work of the Sri Aurobindo Society to help the under-privileged in rural areas of India, was the winner of the Audience Choice Award. The theme of this year’s awards was around combatting knife crime, an issue that has dominated the London Mayor’s agenda. Charities have an important role to play in filling in the gaps in the social safety net, Khan said. CB Patel, Publisher and Editor of UK-based Asian Voice’ weekly newspaper which organises the awards, added: One of the ills that now plagues our community is knife crime, and this requires the collective effort of individuals, families, educational institutions and community organisations to put an end to the menace. His Editor’s Choice Award for the year went to the Damilola Taylor Trust, which provides inner-city youths in Britain with opportunities to play and learn, free from fear and violence. The Charity of the Year award went to Paul Strickland Scanner Centre, an independent medical charity working to improve the lives of people affected by cancer and other severe medical conditions, and the Social Impact Award was presented to Child Rescue Nepal, which works on the ground to free children from slavery and captivity. The awards are absolutely unique in that each applicant goes through a rigorous Charity Clarity rating process before the very best are shortlisted for the judges’ consideration, Pratik Dattani, from Charity Clarity, said.last_img read more

King Mohammed VI Hosts Dinner in Honor of French Prime Minister

Rabat – King Mohammed VI held a dinner in honor of French Prime Minister Édouard Philip upon his  arrival to Morocco on Wednesday for a two-day working visit.Philippe came with a large delegation of French officials, including the minister of justice, the minister of culture, the minister of national education, the minister of sports and the interior minister.The delegation, which also comprises of high-ranking officials and heads of major French public companies, was welcomed by Head of government Saâd Eddine El Othmani. ???? ??????? ??????? #????????_???????? ????? ????? ???? ???? ?????? ????? ????? ???? ?????? ???? ???? ??? ??? ?????? ????? ??????? @EPhilippePM— ???? ??????? -?????? (@ChefGov_ma) November 16, 2017The French PM was also greeted by Minister of Economy and Finance, Mohamed Boussaid, Minister of Equipment, Transport, Logistics and Water, Abdelkader Amara, Minister of Youth and Sports, Rachid Talbi Alami, Minister delegate to the Interior minister, Noureddine Boutayeb, secretary of state for Higher Education and Scientific Research, Khalid Samadi, secretary of state to the minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Mounia Boucetta.During his stay in Morocco, Philippe will co-chair with the head of government the 13th Moroccan-French high level meeting, marked by the organization of an economic forum under the theme “France-Morocco: Bridges for growth and employment.”The forum is meant to further assess and examine the different aspects of partnership between the two countries’ business community.On Wednesday evening, King Mohammed VI arranged a dinner in the honor of the French PM.The dinner was attended by the Speakers of the two Houses of Parliament, advisor to the King, Yassir Znagui, members of the government, the ambassador of Morocco in Paris, as well as by several economic stakeholders.It was also attended by the members of the official delegation accompanying the French PM, the ambassador of France to Morocco and numerous other high ranking officials. read more

New members – February 2019

Find out below who has joined the premier automotive trade association and what they get from membership:Finecast Foundry Limited Fujipoly Europe Limited www.fujipoly.euWalkerpack Limited and Hellmann Automotive Limited innovation Limited data services:Extensive market data providing key information to assist marketing and promotional activity, and future business opportunities.Legal helpline:SMMT advisors provide assistance with disputes, contracts, employment issues, health and safety matters and much more.Developing business opportunities:SMMT’s targeted events and Automotive Supplier Finder (ASF) service helps facilitate opportunities by matching buyers to suppliers.Production outlook:European car and light commercial vehicle production outlook helps plot future vehicle volumes, as well as new and facelift model introductions.International business expertise:SMMT exhibitions and overseas visits create new business opportunities on top of our excellent database of international sales leads.Raising productivity:10% discount on standard Industry Forum prices.Information:SMMT’s continual flow of information and analysis reflects the full spectrum of industry issues at home and abroad.Technical helpline:Get instant advice on new technical standards which will impact on your business.Funding and support:Expand or modernise your business using SMMTs knowledge of the funding and support systems available.The pace of change in the motor industry puts demand on businesses. Today, businesses need to be better informed, more efficient and more competitive. On your own this can be tough call, but as a member of SMMT you have a resource to help you realise your full potential.For information on joining SMMT please contact: Alison Handley/Liz Paul on 020 7344 9210/1663 or to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

Ohio State semester switch could benefit Buckeyes athletes

With the switch to semesters approaching, most students have been gearing up for the change by deciding what to pack into their 72-day summer, and planning for the effects of the shorter break. For Ohio State student-athletes, the shorter summer and semester switch bring different adjustments and challenges, but also several advantages and opportunities. Starting Aug. 22, student-athletes in winter and spring sports will be able to begin out-of-season skill and instruction work. Previously, winter and spring athletes had to wait until the quarter started in late September to begin this work. The NCAA will still govern the football team’s and all fall sports’ practice start dates in accordance with NCAA rules. “Under the quarter system, OSU student-athletes in the winter and spring sports could not begin this instruction until the quarter began, leaving them at a considerable disadvantage to other schools, whose student-athletes in those sports were able to start the first day of their fall semesters,” OSU athletics spokesman Jerry Emig said in an email. Beginning in 2013, the end of Spring Semester will be followed by a four-week May class session. Following this accelerated session, which some refer to as a “Maymester,” there will be a one-week break, and then the regular seven-week summer session will begin, Emig said. There is no May session in 2012. Emig said the “Maymester” period will give many student-athletes an opportunity to participate in several learning opportunities, such as internships, study abroad programs and research efforts that were difficult to fit into their schedules during the quarter system. Steven Fink, the associate executive dean for curriculum and instruction in the College of Arts and Sciences and co-chair of the Semester Conversion Coordinating Committee, said each university department will handle the four-week May session differently, creating several different opportunities for students. “The curriculum is still being developed since it is not beginning until next summer, but we have a number of departments who are already designing courses for it,” Fink said. “I think it’s particularly well-suited for certain kinds of special topics or intensive experiences. A lot of programs are using it for study abroad, service learning, internship experiences or co-ops. Every department is going to decide on its own how it wants to handle that instructional period.” Although the teams will not have any additional or any fewer actual practice days or hours because of the switch, student-athletes may feel the effects of the change most in their free time. This year, fall athletes will begin classes about two weeks after they begin fall camp, as opposed to under the quarter system, where athletes did not start classes until about six weeks after the start of camp. Each OSU sports team has a different schedule and practice routine over the summer break, which bring varying changes depending on each athletic team’s agenda. Grayson Overman, a junior middle blocker on OSU’s volleyball team, said not much will change for him personally, but he’s excited for the switch. “I’m pretty stoked for (the change),” Overman said. “It’s going to be a lot slower pace which will be a break and might make volleyball more exciting.” OSU women’s golf coach, Therese Hession said that although there are no team-oriented events in college golf during the summer, the players are on their own schedule qualifying for tournaments. With the semester switch, the student-athletes will not get much of a rest. “We will just get started a little bit earlier than we normally do,” Hession said. “They’ll be coming right back and jumping into school.” Summer classes begin on June 18 and conclude Aug. 3. Exams will take place Aug. 6 through Aug. 8. read more

Clough gets Ore Handling Plant contract for BHP South Flank

first_imgCurrently celebrating its 100th year of operation, engineering and construction company, Clough, is pleased to announce the award of the construction of the Ore Handling Plant (OHP) for the BHP South Flank Project. This builds on its announcement in 2018 of an early works EPC contract to progress the non-process infrastructure (NPI) at South Flank.Clough CEO and Managing Director, Peter Bennett said: “We are pleased to continue to grow our relationship with BHP on the South Flank project, and indeed, within the Mining sector in WA. The delivery of this project will create 300 new roles and will be self-performed by Clough’s Western Australia based team, with the scope including structural, mechanical, piping, electrical and instrumentation for the Ore Handling Plant (OHP) structures, including the interconnecting conveyors and transfer stations.” Bennett said. “Clough is a proudly Western Australian engineering and construction company with a proven history of delivering world-class projects and critical infrastructure both in Australia and overseas.”The South Flank deposit is located approximately 130 km by road north-west of the town of Newman, and approximately 8 km to the south of the Company’s existing Mining Area C operation. The South Flank project will fully replace production from the 80Mtpa (100 per cent basis) Yandi mine which is reaching the end of its economic life.,Currently celebrating its 100th year of operation, engineering and construction company, Clough, is pleased to announce the award of the construction of the Ore Handling Plant (OHP) for the BHP South Flank Project. This builds on its announcement in 2018 of an early works EPC contract to progress the non-process infrastructure (NPI) at South Flank.Clough CEO and Managing Director, Peter Bennett said: “We are pleased to continue to grow our relationship with BHP on the South Flank project, and indeed, within the Mining sector in WA. The delivery of this project will create 300 new roles and will be self-performed by Clough’s Western Australia based team, with the scope including structural, mechanical, piping, electrical and instrumentation for the Ore Handling Plant (OHP) structures, including the interconnecting conveyors and transfer stations.” Bennett said. “Clough is a proudly Western Australian engineering and construction company with a proven history of delivering world-class projects and critical infrastructure both in Australia and overseas.”The South Flank deposit is located approximately 130 km by road north-west of the town of Newman, and approximately 8 km to the south of the Company’s existing Mining Area C operation. The South Flank project will fully replace production from the 80Mtpa (100 per cent basis) Yandi mine which is reaching the end of its economic life.last_img read more

European Commission to investigate whether Insurance Ireland is operating a cartel

first_imgEuropean Commission to investigate whether Insurance Ireland is operating a cartel Insurance Ireland said it is confident its practices are fully compliant with competition law. Tuesday 14 May 2019, 11:28 AM 87 Comments By Michelle Hennessy 36,769 Views Short URL May 14th 2019, 11:28 AM Image: Shutterstock Image: Shutterstock Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION has opened a formal investigation into Insurance Ireland’s data pooling system.The investigation will assess whether the association is operating a cartel with the conditions of access to its data pooling system. The Commission will look at whether these conditions restrict competition, which would be a breach of EU rules.“Insurance is essential for all car drivers in Europe,” said Commissioner Margrethe Vestager today.“We are investigating whether companies wishing to offer their services on the Irish motor insurance market may have been unfairly prevented from accessing a data pool managed by Insurance Ireland for its member companies.“This could potentially reduce Irish drivers’ choice of motor insurance policies at competitive prices.”The launch of this anti-trust investigation follows inspections carried out in July 2017 in the Irish motor insurance market. Antitrust investigations are designed to assess whether agreements of decisions of associations are anti-competitive.‘Effective competition’Insurance Ireland is an association that brings together a number of insurance firms in Ireland. It manages a database called InsuranceLink which contains information provided by member companies about insurance claims.The Commission said the stated purpose of the system is to facilitate the detection of potentially fraudulent behaviour by claimants and to ensure the accuracy of information provided by potential customers to insurance companies and/or their agents.“The Commission does not question that data pooling arrangements can contribute to effective competition. The participation in and access to a data pool by insurance service providers may directly benefit consumers in terms of ensuring more suitable products and competitive prices.”The investigation will assess whether the conditions imposed on companies wishing to access this database may have put these companies at a competitive disadvantage on the Irish motor insurance market in comparison to companies that already have access to it.If proven, the practices may breach EU competition rules which prohibit agreements between companies that prevent, restrict or distort competition within the EU single market.Insurance Ireland has noted the decision to open a formal investigation and said it is important to note that the commission has not reached any conclusions or made any findings. “Insurance Ireland understands that the investigation is focused on the InsuranceLink database, which is a secure database that holds claims information as a tool to assist in fraud detection. InsuranceLink is accessed by Insurance Ireland members and non-members and has been in operation since 1988,” it said in a statement.“Insurance Ireland is cooperating fully with the European Commission in its enquiries and is confident its practices are fully compliant with competition law.” Share155 Tweet Email5 last_img read more

Couple Homeless Man Allegedly Made Up Story to Scam GoFundMe Donations

first_img GoFundMe Raises Money For Gov’t Workers During ShutdownCrowdfunding Campaign Raises Money For Girls to See ‘Captain Marvel’ A couple who became famous last year for raising more than $400,000 on a GoFundMe campaign for a homeless man after he helped with their car, allegedly conspired with each other to concoct a false story to raise money for themselves, according to a complaint obtained by NBC 10 Philadelphia.Prosecutors believe the couple Mark D’Amico and Kate McClure conspired with the homeless man, Johnny Bobbitt, to create the story for a get-rich-quick-scheme on the fundraising platform. All three face charges including conspiracy and theft by deception, according to NBC10’s source.D’Amico and McClure turned themseleves in on Wednesday to Burlington County, New Jersey, authorities, but Bobbit was still at large, the news station said. The Burlington County Prosecutor’s office is expected to make an announcement in the case on Thursday, reported The New York Post, citing multiple reports.The original GoFundMe campaign started by the couple in November 2017 claimed that Bobbitt, a homeless drug addict, spent his last $20 to fill up McClure’s gas tank after her car broke down on I-95 near Philadelphia. The campaign went viral, and raised thousands of dollars just days after the campaign went live. McClure, 28, and D’Amico, 29, ultimately raised more than $400,000.Johnny Bobbitt was reportedly a homeless drug addict in November 2017 when he gave his last $20 to Kate McClure, who was stranded in Philadelphia. (Photo Credit: GoFundMe)But the story began to look suspicious after Bobbit sued the couple in August last year, claiming that they were withholding the funds raised on GoFundMe from him, and using the money as a “personal pigggy bank.”The couple initially denied Bobbitt’s claim and accused Bobbitt of being on drugs and refused to give him the money until he was clean.In September, a lawyer for Bobbitt, Jacqueline Promisli, told The New York Post that the couple spent the money on shopping sprees, including a Louis Vuitton bag, Chanel sunglasses and a new iPhone 10.GoFundMe ultimately gave Bobbitt roughly $75,000, which he used to purchase a camper and SUV — both of which he no longer has, according to reports. The company has said they will provide Bobbitt, who was recently sleeping under a bridge, the full amount he is owed regardless of the civil case’s outcome.Last week, investigators with a search warrant went to the couple’s home in Bordentown, New Jersey, and seized a 2015 BMW, several Louis Vuitton bags and “anything else of value,” the Post reported.The lawyer for the couple had no comment Thursday, according to NBC10.The Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office has said it will announce new developments in the case Thursday afternoon.More on to Help Victims of California WildfiresDrone Fleets Could Aid Forest Searches for Lost HikersAt MIT, Machines Learn Language the Same Way Kids Do Stay on targetlast_img read more

WWE RAW Ratings: Viewers up on February 25 featuring Reigns, Batista returns

first_img Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Video: Watch the live WWE Clash of Champions Kickoff Show from Charlotte tonight Facebook Dave Bautista Doesn`t See All Elite Wrestling As Legitimate Competition To WWE Twitter Zoe Saldana Videos Articles Tom Hiddleston WWE RAW Ratings are in for February 25, 2019 this week.This week’s edition from Atlanta drew an average audience of 2.92 million viewers on Monday night according to a report by is another jump in viewers for the show for the third straight week. Last week’s show averaged 2.77 million viewers. WWE also once again won the night on cable in the 18-49 demographics, coming in at No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3 on Monday night.The first hour again drew the strongest audience (3.167 million viewers), making it the most watched episode of RAW since last August.Hourly Breakdowns and Demographics for WWE RAWHour 1: 3.167 (up from 3.046 million viewers last week)Hour 2: 2.952 (up from 2.840 million viewers)Hour 3: 2.648 (up from 2.427 million viewers)This week’s RAW, headlined by a 70th birthday party for Ric Flair that setup Batista’s return to WWE television, averaged 1.02 rating among adults 18-49. This is up from last week’s show that averaged a 0.96 rating.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipTop 3: Comic-Con MomentsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 3:03/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 27.71%0:04Remaining Time -2:59 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 Videos Articles Pinterest Now Playing Up Next Dave Bautista Announces His Retirement From WWEcenter_img Videos Articles Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Stan Lee Stellan Skarsgard Joins The Cast Of Denis Villeneuves Dune Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Dave Bautista Talks About Life After WWE And Before `Guardians Of The Galaxy` WhatsApp Google+ Now Playing Up Next Top 3: Comic-Con Moments WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton) Now Playing Up Nextlast_img

EnhanceFitness offers free exercise opportunity for those 60 and older

first_imgBATTLE GROUND — About 25 people are standing next to chairs in the Battle Ground Community Center.They walk through exercises like side stretches and lateral arm raises, while a handful of their peers at nearby tables read, drink coffee and chat. This is the scene on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday mornings at the community center, when EnhanceFitness classes take place.EnhanceFitness is an evidence-based group exercise program aimed at older adults, and free to those 60 and older. The fitness class utilizes easy-to-learn movements that aren’t too intense with a group atmosphere, which promotes bonding and keeps people committed to coming back.Hourlong sessions begin with a five-minute warmup, followed by 20 minutes of aerobic exercise, a five-minute cool-down, 20 minutes of strength training with soft cuff weights and, finally, 10 minutes of stretching. Dynamic and static balance exercises are peppered throughout.The class is offered by the Area Agency on Aging and Disabilities of Southwest Washington to help the area’s growing aging population.Laurie Porter started teaching the Battle Ground class almost nine years ago and said some of the original members still attend.“It includes all components of fitness. Cardiovascular fitness, strength, balance and flexibility, and it’s a well-designed program,” Porter said after a class. “A lot of people just want to stay in shape. There are a lot of people who want to come in and lose weight. Or they want to regain their strength and balance.”Battle Ground resident Susan Zoller started attending Battle Ground’s EnhanceFitness around October — there are also classes in Vancouver, Camas and Washougal. Zoller tries to make as many classes as she can in between doing consulting work and her grandkids.last_img read more

Border Patrol Central American asylumseekers attempted to cross border illegally

first_imgBorder Patrol: Central American asylum-seekers attempted to cross border illegally 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN YSIDRO (KUSI) — Some of the Central American asylum-seekers traveling with a migrant caravan have attempted to illegally enter the United States near San Ysidro in the last 24 hours, federal authorities said Saturday.The migrants tried Friday and Saturday to climb over the border fence on either side of the San Ysidro Port of Entry, Customs and Border Protection Chief Patrol Agent Rodney S. Scott said. Young children — and in one case, a pregnant woman — were detected among people trying to enter the U.S. through “a dark, treacherous canyon that is notorious for human and drug smuggling,”he said.No estimate was given for how many people from the caravan attempted to cross the border illegally this time, but about 350 people planned to try to enter the country at the San Ysidro Port of Entry Sunday, the Washington Post reported Thursday.The caravan has been making national headlines for the past month after catching the attention of President Donald Trump. It first began with about 1,000 people March 25 in the Mexican city of Tapachula, near the Guatemala border, drawing comments from Trump as evidence of what he and his aides portrayed as a significant threat, the Post reported.Scott said it was “unconscionable” that children were being smuggled into the country in what he referred to as dangerous conditions.In the statement, he warned the remaining caravan members to follow the law.“If anyone has encouraged you to illegally enter the United States, or make any false statements to U.S. government officials, they are giving you bad advice and they are placing you and your family at risk,” he said.  “We are a very welcoming country but just like your own house, we expect everyone to enter through our front door and answer questions honestly. On a nationallevel that front door is the Ports of Entry. If you enter the United States at any place other than a Port of Entry it is a crime.” KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, center_img Updated: 6:14 PM April 28, 2018 Posted: April 28, 2018last_img read more

OBITUARY Beverly Gaudreau Silva 89

first_imgShare this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington OBITUARIES (Week of July 21, 2019)In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Lucille C. (Enos) Gilson, 77In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Deborah A. Clark, 66In “Obituaries” BRIDGEWATER, MA — Beverly Silva (Gaudreau), 89, of Bridgewater died July 17, 2019 in the Beth Israel Hospital in Boston. Beverly was born in Medford daughter of the late Addie E. (Beard) and Louis N. Gaudreau. She was raised and educated during her younger years in Wilmington, MA. She moved to Bridgewater with her parents where she completed her education and graduated from the Bridgewater Academy. During her life Beverly was devoted to her family enjoying her friends and boating. Beverly loved her animal companions and was an avid supporter of the SPCA. Beverly developed a strong adoration for Angels as time passed and loved Christmas. In recent years she enjoyed time spent with her friends at local senior centers where she was greatly comforted by the love and relationships with which she was blessed.Wife of the late Edmund J. Silva. Mother of Louis Silva and his wife Janice of Raynham and Kevin Silva and his wife Rosemary of Bridgewater.Grandmother of Amy L.Gould of Carver, Adam B. and his wife Danielle of Bridgewater, Jonathan E. of Raynham, Ashley M. and Kyle B. Silva of Bridgewater, Great grandmother of Ryan and Sarah Gould and Braeden and Ella Silva. Beverly is also survived by many nieces and nephews.Visiting hours will begin at 11:00am Friday July 26th in the Prophett-Chapman, Cole, and Gleason Funeral Home, 98 Bedford St., Bridgewater and conclude with a Funeral Home Service at 12:30pm.Burial will follow in Scotland Cemetery, Bridgewater.(NOTE: The above obituary is from Prophett-Chapman, Cole and Gleason Funeral Home.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email read more

5 of family shot dead by kin over land dispute

first_imgSagar (MP): Five members of a family, including a boy, were shot dead allegedly by three relatives after a dispute over a strip of land for constructing a road in a town in Madhya Pradesh’s Sagar district, police said Saturday. A woman member of the family and tw o boys escaped unhurt as they had locked themselves inside a room during the incident on Friday night, an officer said. Also Read – Who is your CM candidate, AAP asks BJP Advertise With Us According to the police, Manoj Ahirwar (45) and Sanjiv Ahirwar (35) were brothers and their families lived in adjacent houses in Bina town, around 150 km northeast of Bhopal, the police said. The dispute started two days ago when their uncle, Manohar Ahirwar, asked for two-foot-wide strip of land belonging to Sanjiv Ahirwar’s family to create an approach road as construction work was going on in his house, Bina police station incharge Anil Maurya said. Also Read – Charge sheet against AAP MLA Gulab Singh Advertise With Us As arguments over the issue escalated, Manohar Ahirwar and his two sons, Praveen and Prashant, allegedly attacked Sanjiv Ahirwar and his family on Friday night, Maurya said. “While Manoj, Sanjiv, his wife Rajkumari (30) and son Yashwant (12) died on the spot, Sanjiv’s paternal aunt Tarabai (55) later died at the Sagar medical college during treatment,” the officer said. Manohar Ahirwar has been arrested and his licensed gun that was apparently used in the crime recovered, but his sons are on the run, the officer said. A case has been registered under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and a search is on to nab the other two accused, the officer added.last_img read more

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Returning for Interactive Special at Netflix

first_img Related Netflix’s order for the “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” interactive special comes after the fourth and final season of the show dropped in January. In its announcement, Netflix quoted Tina Fey, co-creator and executive producer, as saying the interactive special “will be a great way to officially complete the series.”Netflix has claimed “Black Mirror: Bandersnatch” — a navel-gazer of an interactive movie, about an interactive video game based on a choose-your-own-adventure book — was a huge hit. But as is typically the case with the company, there’s no public data to gauge how popular it actually has been. Netflix last month debuted interactive original “You vs. Wild” starring Bear Grylls. Its first content in the format were kids’ shows and the company recently ordered animated interactive show “Battle Kitty.”Over its four-season run, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” earned 18 Primetime Emmy Award nominations, including for best comedy series, but was shut out from any wins.The show was created and executive produced by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock. Jeff Richmond, Sam Means, David Miner and Meredith Scardino also serve as executive producers. “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” is a production of Universal Television, Little Stranger, Bevel Gears and 3 Arts Entertainment. Kimmy Schmidt, meet Bandersnatch.Netflix is bringing back “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” for an untitled, one-off interactive special, set to debut in 2020. It’s the first interactive comedy for the streamer.As with Netflix’s “Black Mirror: Bandersnatch” movie and other interactive shows, viewers will be able to make choices on behalf of the “Kimmy Schmidt” characters and take them down different story branches — and they’ll get different jokes.Cast returning for the interactive special include Ellie Kemper in the title role, along with Tituss Burgess, Jane Krakowski and Carol Kane.It’s something of a stunt, but there’s no doubt fans of the show will be eager to dive back into the off-kilter world of “Kimmy Schmidt” in a new way. Another goal for Netflix: to drive viewers to rewatch all or part of the existing 51 episodes in the series, or reel in new fans to binge-watch it — thereby extracting more value out of programming that’s already in the bank. ‘Orange Is the New Black’ Creator Jenji Kohan and Star Uzo Aduba Bid Farewell Popular on Variety What’s Coming to Netflix in September 2019 ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more