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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

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Credit Unions’ Role Underscored

first_img By Bryan Miller, JIS Regional Office Reporter MONTEGO BAY: Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Hon. Roger Clarke, has underscored the pivotal role of Jamaica’s credit union movement in advancing the country’s economic development. Speaking at the St. Elizabeth Cooperative Credit Union Limited’s 37th annual general meeting in Santa Cruz, St. Elizabeth, on Saturday (April 27), Mr. Clarke noted that credit unions have been particularly instrumental in advancing small business development through the provision of tangible financial support to stakeholders, whom he said are integral to safeguarding Jamaica’s economic future.  “It (credit union movement) is the driver of small businesses; and…the greatest employer of labour (are) those people who (operate) small businesses. You (small business operators) are the real engine of growth; and therefore the credit union, which really deals in a significant way with small businesses, is a critical organization in moving the economy forward,” he contended. Lamenting that the relevance of the credit union is, to some extent, unrecognized, Mr. Clarke gave an undertaking to lobby increased support for the organization by his colleague Members of Parliament, among others. Their inputs, he contended, should serve to better position the movement as a key stakeholder in national development, thereby benefitting Jamaica in the long run.last_img read more

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Business Highlights

first_img___Police raid Deutsche Bank offices in money laundering caseBERLIN (AP) — German authorities have raided Deutsche Bank’s headquarters amid suspicions that its employees helped clients set up offshore companies that were used to launder hundreds of millions of euros. About 170 police officers, investigators and prosecutors swooped on the bank’s offices in Frankfurt and premises in nearby Eschborn and Gross-Umstadt.___Fed officials express caution about pace of future hikesWASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve officials earlier this month appeared on track to raise its key interest rate again in December, but they signalled that the pace of future rate hikes might need to slow given emerging risks to the economy. Minutes of the Fed’s Nov. 7-8 meeting show that Fed officials expressed concerns about a variety of threats, including the impact of tariffs, a slowing global economy and tightening financial conditions amid falling stock prices.___US pending home sales fell 2.6 per cent in OctoberWASHINGTON (AP) — Pending home sales sank in October. Higher mortgage rates have worsened the affordability of home ownership and dampened enthusiasm among would-be buyers. The National Association of Realtors says that its pending home sales index fell 2.6 per cent last month to 102.1. The index based on contract signings has tumbled 6.7 per cent from a year ago.___US consumer spending up strong 0.6 per cent in OctoberWASHINGTON (AP) — Consumers boosted their spending in October at the fastest pace in seven months, while their incomes rose by the largest amount in nine months. Both are good signs for future economic growth. The Commerce Department says consumer spending rose a sharp 0.6 per cent last month. It was the biggest increase since a similar gain in March and was three times faster than the 0.2 per cent September performance.___Cruise control: GM’s No. 2 exec to run self-driving car unitSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — General Motors is transferring its president from Motor City to Silicon Valley to run its self-driving car operations and pursue an attempt to cash on the automaker’s bet that robotic vehicles will transform transportation. Dan Ammann, currently GM’s second highest ranking executive, will become CEO of the company’s Cruise Automation subsidiary at the beginning of next year. He will replace Cruise co-founder Kyle Vogt, who will become chief technology officer.___Trump’s new NAFTA faces skeptics in now- Democrat-led HouseWASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump spent more than a year browbeating the leaders of Canada and Mexico into agreeing to a rewrite of North American trade rules. And on Friday, those two nations are set to sign the pact at the Group of 20 summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Now, Trump faces what could prove a more formidable foe: His own Congress.___In China, your car could be talking to the governmentSHANGHAI (AP) — Automakers selling electric vehicles in China send a constant feed of information about the location of cars to the government — potentially adding to the rich kit of surveillance tools available to the regime as President Xi Jinping steps up the use of technology to track Chinese citizens. More than 200 manufacturers, including major global brands, transmit position information and dozens of other data points to monitoring centres, often without car owners’ knowledge, The AP has found.___Puerto Rico completes its first debt restructuring dealSAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The U.S. territory of Puerto Rico has completed its first debt-restructuring deal since the government announced it was bankrupt more than three years ago, giving creditors overall $550 in new bonds for each $1,000 they had held. The agreement announced Thursday was finalized with creditors holding more than $4 billion in debt issued by the now-defunct Government Development Bank. It’s not clearhow much the agreement will affect some $70 billion in other debt still outstanding.___Army wants Microsoft’s HoloLens headsets for battlefieldWASHINGTON (AP) — Virtual- and augmented-reality headsets haven’t had much traction in the consumer market, but they’re finding a place on the battlefield. The U.S. Army says it has awarded Microsoft a $480 million contract to supply its HoloLens headsets to soldiers. Microsoft says the technology will provide troops with better information to make decisions.___California regulators question utility’s safety commitmentSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California regulators have ordered the Pacific Gas & Electric Co. utility to significantly improve its “safety culture” after questioning the safety qualifications of top executives. The California Public Utilities Commission on Thursday ordered the company to implement 60 recommendations made by an independent consultant hired to examine Pacific Gas & Electric’s safety practices.___The S&P 500 index shed 6.03 points, or 0.2 per cent, to 2,737.76. The Dow Jones Industrial Average ended down 27.59 points, or 0.1 per cent, to 25,338.84. The Nasdaq composite slid 18.51 points, or 0.3 per cent, to 7,273.08 as tech stocks dipped. The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks lost 5 points, or 0.3 per cent, to 1,525.39.Benchmark U.S. crude rose 2.3 per cent to finish at $51.45 a barrel in New York. Brent crude edged up 1.3 per cent to $59.51 a barrel in London. Wholesale gasoline jumped 4.1 per cent to $1.45 a gallon. Heating oil edged up 0.3 per cent to $1.84 a gallon. Natural gas slipped 1.1 per cent to $4.65 per 1,000 cubic feet.The Associated Presslast_img read more

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In runup to Christmas online sales continue to be strong

first_imgNEW YORK — In the run-up to Christmas, online shopping continues to be strong.Online sales are up nearly 18 per cent to $110.6 billion from Nov. 1 through Wednesday, compared to the year-ago period, says Adobe Analytics, which tracks online spending.Adobe expects the service allowing online shoppers to pick up at physical stores to be robust on Saturday as shoppers look for other alternatives to avoid long lines. The Saturday before Christmas is considered the second busiest day for store traffic after Black Friday, according to ShopperTrak, a technology firm. For the season to date, the buy online-pick up service is up 47 per cent compared to the year ago-period, Adobe says.Adobe predicts online sales for the two-month period will reach at least $126 billion, surpassing its original forecast of $124.1 billion.The Associated Presslast_img read more

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Kashmiri shawl seller attacked miscreants flee with Rs 2 lakh

first_imgKolkata: A Kashmiri shawl trader who has been doing business in Kolkata for more than eight years was slashed with a knife by some miscreants who decamped after snatching nearly Rs 2 lakh from him. The incident took place near Park Circus railway station on Friday evening. The trader, identified as Shafur Ahmed Shah has sustained several cut injuries with the miscreants inflicting several slashes with the knife. Shah has lodged a complaint with the Ballygunge GRP alleging that four miscreants were involved in the attack. According to his complaint, the miscreants escaped after snatching cash worth Rs 1.95 lakh that he was carrying with him. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellersSources in the Ballygunge GRP informed that the trader was carrying the cash to hand it over to a businessman from whom he had taken a loan. “I had just crossed the rail tracks and was walking by its side under the bridge when I was surrounded by four persons. They asked me whether I am a Kashmiri and when I answered in the positive, they attacked me with a knife. I suffered several cut injuries and when I fell down, they snatched the money I was carrying and fled,” Shah said. He managed to call up one of his friends who lives nearby. The latter came to the spot and rushed Shah, who was badly bleeding, to the National Medical College and Hospital where he was treated and discharged. Police informed that Shah is a resident of Santoshpur in South Kolkata.last_img read more

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Country wants pure PM not chaiwala Mayawati

first_imgLucknow: Launching a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BSP supremo Mayawati on Tuesday said the country will not be “deceived” by “dual characters” any more and it now wants only a PM, not a “chaiwala or chowkidaar”. “The country has already seen a number of leaders in form of sevak (servant), mukhya sevak (chief servant), chaiwala (tea vendor) and chowkidaar (watchman), who indulge in misleading the people. But, the country now needs a pure Prime Minister who can run the country in accordance with welfare spirit of the Constitution…The public has already been fooled by people of dual character, and will not be fooled any more,” she said at a press conference here Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange framework The BSP chief said the BJP government is a sinking ship. “The boat of Narendra Modi government is sinking, and everyone knows this. The biggest example of of this is that the RSS is also deserting them (Modi government). I cannot spot them (RSS workes) anywhere in the election doing hard work (for the BJP) with their ‘jholaa’ (bags) thanks to the non-fulfilment of promises and the intense resentment of the people. As a result of this, Modi is sweating.”last_img read more

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JNU student commits suicide in campus depression suspected

first_imgNew Delhi: A JNU student allegedly committed suicide on Friday by hanging himself from a ceiling fan in a study room of the university.The investigating agency said that the deceased was undergoing some treatment as per preliminary enquiry. They are also probing weather the student was under depression. According to police, they were alerted about the incident on Friday at about 12 pm. A PCR call was received in Vasant Kunj (North) police station regarding the suicide note of a JNU student which was received by a professor. The investigating team reached at the spot which was School of Language. After contacting the caller who was the office in charge of Mahi Mandvi hostel. “He said that he received a message from warden regarding Rishi Joshua Thomas, student of MA 2nd year English language JNU, residing at JNU’s Mahi Mandvi Hostel. In the note, it was written that he is committing suicide,” an investigator said. Police further added that during investigation it was revealed that in the basement of library one room was locked from inside. “On knocking no one responded. From the window Rishi Joshua was seen hanging from the ceiling fan, the door was forcibly opened and the body was taken down by cutting the cable,” added city police press statement. The statement further reads that at the spot a doctor from JNU declared him dead. Later for collecting clues and to further probe the crime, team visited the spot. The body has been shifted to Safdarjung Hospital. “Relatives informed one cousin brother Mathew Varghese also reached JNU. One suicide note mailed to Prof of English language. As per preliminary enquiry, no foul play is suspected. Further investigation is in progress,” police said. The JNU in the press statement said that they express its deep condolences at the untimely demise of an MA student in one of the academic buildings of the university. Police were informed forthwith and the case is being investigated. His body has been sent to the Safdarjung Hospital and his parents have been informed about this unfortunate incident. Police are also probing if it was due to a relationship gone wrong or because of some other reason.last_img read more

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