first_imgPatna Sahib is one of the few parliamentary constituencies of the total 40 in Bihar where the election will be keenly observed for different reasons. Shatrughan Sinha, who recently quit the BJP and joined the Congress, is pitted against BJP candidate and Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, who is contesting the Lok Sabha poll for the first time.Both the leaders are from Patna and belong to the upper caste Kayastha community. Both are known as “high-flying” leaders in the constituency and are said to be totally “disconnected” with the voters. With a sizeable number of Kayasthas, Patna Sahib has been a safe seat for the BJP. Out of the six Assembly segments in the constituency, five of them have BJP MLAs and one (Fatuha) has an RJD legislator. Mr. Sinha has been winning the seat for the last two consecutive terms on a BJP ticket.“Mr. Sinha is more known for his dialogue delivery and has no connection with the voters,” says a voter. According to Lok Sabha records, between 2014 and 2019, he neither asked any question nor participated in any debate and his score for introducing a private member’s bill was also zero. Also, he was present on only 67% of the days when the Lok Sabha was in session. “It’s a safe BJP seat with the sizeable upper caste Kayastha vote, but this time he will have a tough time,” says city businessman Arvind Kumar Jha. Similarly, Mr. Prasad is more known as a high-flying leader. “He has been a Minister at the Centre…but he is thoroughly disconnected with the voters, ” rued engineer Rajesh Kumar. The BJP had to face some embarrassing moments recently when during Mr. Prasad’s arrival in Patna there was a scuffle between his supporters and supporters of another party Rajya Sabha MP R.K. Sinha at the Patna airport. Mr R.K. Sinha too wanted to contest from the Patna Sahib seat on BJP ticket. The billionaire businessman is said to be more popular than Mr. Prasad among the Kayastha community as he has been regularly helping poor Kayastha families by organising mass marriages and giving employment to young men in his security agency.last_img read more

first_imgWant to travel abroad to a country without a visa? Indians have all of seven choices. Look beyond the neighbourhood—of Nepal and Bhutan—and head to peaceful Serbia, where elections were just held; the tiny island of Samoa; Niue, off the coast of Tonga with a population of just over 1,600 people or Senegal in Africa. If you are still keen on Europe head to Belarus, with Minsk as its capital.Read it at The Week Related Itemslast_img

first_imgKochi, Apr 10 (PTI) Use of high decibel fire crackers must be banned at all Kerala temples, a senior Kerala High Court Judge suggested today, seeking immediate judicial intervention by the court to stop “man-made” tragedies like Kollam mishap. In a letter to Registrar General of the high court, Justice V Chitambaresh said, “The time is more than ripe for immediate judicial intervention to stop such man-made tragedies by banning the use of high decibel explosive fire crackers.” The Devaswom Bench comprising Justices Thottathil B Radhakrishnan and Anu Sivaraman will consider the petition tomorrow afternoon. Justice Chitambaresh said, “The right to profess, practice and propagate the religion of ones choice under Article 25 of the Constitution of India does not take in the freedom to use dangerous crackers.” “Pyrotechnics display using Amittu, Gundu, Kathinavedi etc have to be banned and at best only low decibel Chinese-type crackers can be permitted for display,” he said. He urged the Registrar General to place his letter before Devaswom bench and consider if it could be treated as a Public Interest Litigation and appropriate interim orders passed. The Judge said the fireworks tragedy at Puttingal Devi Temple at Paravur in Kollam has left more than 100 people dead besides injuring and disabling scores apart from causing damage to property. “This is not an isolated incident and statistics reveal that more than 500 people have been burnt alive in similar festivals and celebrations across the state. “The existing laws like Explosives Act and the Rules framed thereunder or the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) are often honoured by its breach by the organisers,” he said. Noting that the Supreme Court has come down heavily on bull taming sport Jallikkattu in the name of religious celebrations, Justice Chitambaresh asked, “then why not fireworks which consume human lives”? He said the deafening noise and widespread pollution caused by fireworks adds to the woes and miseries of numerous citizens living in the vicinity. “Palakkad district tops the list for such man-made tragedies and I cannot turn a blind eye to this senseless celebrations in temples, churches and mosques,” the Judge said in the letter. The Judges plea come amid growing calls for banning fireworks display in the wake of Keralas worst-ever fireworks tragedy which killed 109 and injured 383 in the wee hours on Sunday. PTI COR TGB APR VS VMNadvertisementlast_img read more

first_imgMumbai, Jun 8 (PTI) Online entertainment platform ErosNow today said it has inked a deal with Apple TV for showcasing its repository of Bollywood and regional language films and music videos across 80 countries. ErosNow app is available across most smart TV platforms including Android TV, Samsung, Chromecast and Amazons Fire TV, the company said in a statement. “With the success of our iOS application on iPhone and iPad, we are strengthening our connection to our subscribers who are using Apples products everyday by now bringing a compelling array of Bollywood and regional language content to their living room,” Eros Digital Chief Executive Officer Rishika Lulla Singh said. PTI DS KRK MKJlast_img

first_imgBack from four consecutive losses, Delhi Daredevils are in a do-or-die situation when they take on struggling Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) in an Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 tie at the I.S. Bindra Stadium here on Sunday.With just two wins from seven games, Delhi are languishing at the bottom of the league table while Punjab have three wins from eight outings to be placed at sixth.Both Punjab and Delhi come into this match having been comprehensively beaten in their previous games against Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kolkata Knight Riders respectively.The Zaheer Khan-led side, which boasts of a world class pace battery comprising the likes of the skipper himself, along with Pat Cummins, Kagiso Rabada, Chris Morris, Corey Anderson failed to contain the onslaught from the KKR duo of Gautam Gambhir and Robin Uthappa on Friday.Batting first, Delhi posted a modest total of 160/6, thanks to opener Sanju Samson’s 38-ball 60 and Shreyas Iyer’s 47 off 34 balls before KKR rode on fine half centuries from Gambhir and Uthappa to tame the visitors by seven wickets at the Eden Gardens.Delhi’s middle order needs to step up to the occasion if they are to set a healthy total against a strong home batting line-up. A loss on Sunday will virtually bring the curtains down on Delhi’s campaign in IPL-10.On the other hand, after going down to Hyderabad by 26 runs on Friday, Punjab will hope to have back their in-form opener Hashim Amla, who missed the game with a hamstring injury.But the hosts can take a lot of heart from Shaun Marsh’s fighting spirit, who scored a valiant 84, studded with a range of shots. Punjab will also expect some runs from the willows of their captain Glenn Maxwell and Eoin Morgan to put up a formidable score.advertisementIf the batting looks sorted, Punjab need to re-strategise on their bowling department, which looked toothless against Hyderabad. Maxwell will be hoping for a better show from the pace trio of Ishant Sharma, Sandeep Sharma and Mohit Sharma besides his spin duo of Axar Patel and K.C. Cariappa against Delhi on Sunday.Teams:Kings XI Punjab: Glenn Maxwell (Captain), David Miller, Manan Vohra, Hashim Amla, Shaun Marsh, Darren Sammy, Wriddhiman Saha (WK), Nikhil Naik, Ishant Sharma, Armaan Jaffer, Martin Guptill, Eoin Morgan, Rinku Singh, Sandeep Sharma, Arman Jaffer, Anureet Singh, Mohit Sharma, K.C. Cariappa, Pradeep Sahu, Swapnil Singh, T. Natrajan, Matt Henry, Varun Aaron, Axar Patel, Marcus Stoinis, Gurkeerat Mann, Rahul Tewatia.Delhi Daredevils: Zaheer Khan (Captain), Mohammad Shami, Shahbaz Nadeem, Jayant Yadav, Amit Mishra, Shreyas Iyer, Sanju Samson, Karun Nair, Rishabh Pant (WK), C.V. Milind, Khaleel Ahmed, Pratyush Singh, Murugan Ashwin, Aditya Tare, Shashank Singh, Ankit Bawane, Navdeep Saini, Corey Anderson, Angelo Mathews, Pat Cummins, Kagiso Rabada, Chris Morris, Carlos Brathwaite, Sam Billings.last_img read more

first_imgWhen Chelsea announced last April that Italian Antonio Conte would become their manager they knew they had signed a winner.Three titles in as many years with Juventus is hardly coincidence but even Roman Abramovich could not have expected the arrival to trigger such an instant change in fortune.Conte is the club’s fifth and most charismatic Italian manager. If you asked for the defining image of their season it would surely be of the controller on the sidelines – fists clenched, mouth wide open, knees bent and body taut with emotion – joyously celebrating one of their 76 goals that sealed a sixth top-tier English title.Conte galvanised a club still so traumatised by the painful departure of manager Jose Mourinho that they had forgotten their previous role as serial trophy gatherers under Abramovich.IT’S DONE! ??????#ChelseaChampions pic.twitter.com/OXe1kZPwvw- CHAMPIONS! ??? (@ChelseaFC) May 12, 2017Although this year’s champions will not match the 95 points accumulated by Mourinho’s 2004-05 title-winners, they need a point to beat the 87 achieved by the Mourinho mark II side of 2014-15, the last time Chelsea topped the Premier League.As an achievement, however, Conte’s ranks as one of the finest of the Abramovich era because this title was so unexpected. Out of the blue, in fact.When the season began, most critics assumed that the best team in Manchester would prove England’s finest and, by the end of September, little had happened to change that view.Chelsea’s 3-0 loss at Arsenal left Conte’s side eight points adrift of the early leaders, Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City.advertisementDefeat at The Emirates saw Conte pull off what many said was a masterstroke by switching to the 3-4-3 formation which laid the foundations for the title success.But, amid all the talk of tactical tweaking, it is easy to forget how easy it is to get these experiments wrong.WE DID IT AGAIN, WE DID IT AGAIN…… CHAMPIONS OF ENGLAND!!!!!! WE DID IT AGAIN!!!!!!! ???????????????????????????????????? pic.twitter.com/5CEHgZdHPT- Cesc Fbregas Soler (@cesc4official) May 12, 2017A back three only works with hard-running midfielders, flying wing-backs and an error-free central defence. So Conte’s achievement was really to spot what was possible with the players he had.The transformation was remarkable. Nemanja Matic, whose career had been floundering, was instantly revived as N’golo Kante’s foil in midfield, outcast Victor Moses called up to take on new defensive duties as a wing back and multiple flapper David Luiz recast as Mr Dependable at the heart of the defence.Their team mates believed they could make the system work, with player-of-the-season Kante doing the dirty work and Eden Hazard enjoying his freedom to roam and score vital goals as Chelsea embarked on a 13-game winning streak that transformed them into title winners.FIRM AND FAIRWhen Conte was asked to take the tough decisions he did so, with apparent firmness and fairness. So Branislav Ivanovic, who had become a symbol of Chelsea’s decline, was sold and club stalwart John Terry forced to sit on the sidelines.Even Diego Costa, whose 20 goals turbo-charged the title push, was confronted when a lucrative January move to China was mooted.”I was clear with him,” Conte said when discussing what became reported as a training ground altercation. “I raised my voice and the player understood. Now everything is perfect.”His tough-talking strategy at training contrasted with the blandness of his public offerings, when any whiff of controversy was waved away with platitudes and Italian mis-speak.?????? pic.twitter.com/i9ZGzSsxwm- Gary Cahill (@GaryJCahill) May 12, 2017After the rancour under Mourinho last season, the effect was to return a sense of order to the club while others, notably Arsenal, acted out their own soap opera in full view of everyone.Chelsea set out to quietly accumulate points, never looking back after moving to the top of the table on Nov. 20.The absence of European football undoubtedly helped the title push, as did consistency of selection, with Conte able to name his recognised first team far more often than his rivals.While Guardiola chopped and changed at City, and Juergen Klopp and Mourinho counted the cost of injuries at Liverpool and Manchester United, Chelsea continued with their winning formula and stymied Tottenham’s late challenge.All the time, Conte, the serial title winner, was steering them home with a sense of inevitability.last_img read more

first_imgNEW YORK — At the start of a tough week for his team, Masahiro Tanaka made things look easy on the mound against the Tampa Bay Rays again.Tanaka pitched a career-best two-hitter with 10 strikeouts for his fourth major league shutout, and the New York Yankees beat Tampa Bay 3-0 on Monday night to increase their slim lead in the AL East.“You could tell he could smell the finish line,” Yankees manager Aaron Boone said. “Big-time performance to kick off this series for us.”DJ LeMahieu hit a two-run homer off Yonny Chirinos, and Cameron Maybin went deep in his career-high third consecutive game. That was all a dominant Tanaka (5-5) needed while throwing 76 of 111 pitches for strikes in New York’s first complete game since his gem at Tampa Bay last July.New York Yankees’ DJ LeMahieu (26) runs to third base after hitting a two-run home run during the third inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Monday, June 17, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Sarah Stier)Edwin Encarnación received an enthusiastic ovation from fans in his Yankees debut after being acquired from Seattle in a trade late Saturday night. Batting fifth as the designated hitter, the veteran slugger went 0 for 4 with a strikeout his first time up.“It’s very exciting to wear the uniform,” he said through a translator.New York won the opener of a three-game series and moved 1½ games ahead of second-place Tampa Bay. Once the Rays leave town, AL West-leading Houston arrives for four games.Tanaka has won consecutive starts for the first time winning three in a row last September. He’s gone the distance seven times since coming over from Japan before the 2014 season.But in a bit of a surprise, he felt he got lucky in this one.“My pitches weren’t as sharp as I wanted them to be,” Tanaka said through a translator.Tampa Bay Rays’ Austin Meadows reacts after being caught while trying to steal second by New York Yankees second baseman Gleyber Torres during the sixth inning of a baseball game, Monday, June 17, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Sarah Stier)Maybin, his days in pinstripes perhaps numbered, finished 3 for 3 with two singles. He homered leading off the fifth inning and scored on LeMahieu’s two-out shot in the third.Tanaka retired his first nine batters before Austin Meadows singled sharply off the right field wall to start the fourth. A two-out single in the fifth by Willy Adames was Tampa Bay’s only other hit.“He didn’t miss any spots. He was very precise,” Rays second baseman Brandon Lowe said. “I feel like every time he’s come out against us, he’s had really good stuff and it was almost like tonight was a little bitter than the rest and you have to tip your cap to him. He was better than us tonight.”Tanaka walked only one and set down the final 10 Rays batters, striking out six. He improved to 4-2 with a 1.29 ERA in seven starts against the Rays since July 28, 2017 — including a three-hit shutout last July 24.“After the fourth inning, everything clicked,” Yankees catcher Gary Sánchez said. “What else can you ask for from Tanaka? An amazing job.”New York Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka, right, greets catcher Gary Sanchez (24) after pitching a complete baseball game shutout against the Tampa Bay Rays, Monday, June 17, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Sarah Stier)This season, the right-hander has allowed one earned run in 22 innings versus Tampa Bay. He is 2-0 with 23 strikeouts in three outings.“He’s got our number right now. We have to do a better job of making some adjustments, not being afraid to change up some routines, whatever, when you walk up to the plate. Because whatever he’s doing and whatever we’re doing is not working,” Tampa Bay manager Kevin Cash said.“He’s got a knack for pitching to the edges and getting a lot of soft contact on some pitches that you probably would not offer at. But maybe a little bit more of a less-aggressive approach might help.”Chirinos (7-3) gave up five hits in six innings. He struck out six and walked one.RARE GEMTanaka has three of New York’s past five complete games, beginning with his five-hitter against Toronto on Aug. 15, 2015.The only other two-hitter by a Yankees pitcher since the start of 2009 was thrown by Hiroki Kuroda against Texas in August 2012. The last New York hurler to toss a two-hitter with at least 10 strikeouts was Mike Mussina in September 2002 against Tampa Bay.GREAT DEFENSEShifted over from third base, LeMahieu made a diving stop up the middle to begin a slick force play that drew an appreciative bow from a clapping Tanaka.POWER COMPANYNew York has homered in 20 straight games, the second-longest streak in team history.TRAINER’S ROOMRays: RHP Tyler Glasnow (right forearm strain) threw off a mound Saturday and is expected to do so again Tuesday or Wednesday at Yankee Stadium.Yankees: OF Giancarlo Stanton is set to come off the injured list Tuesday. He has been sidelined since March 31 with biceps, shoulder and calf injuries. To open a roster spot, New York optioned OF Mike Tauchman to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. … RF Aaron Judge (left oblique strain) is rehabbing at Triple-A and could be back in a few days. When he returns, Maybin might be the odd man out in a roster crunch. The journeyman outfielder is batting .400 (12 for 30) with two doubles, three homers, four RBIs and 10 runs in his last eight games.UP NEXTLeft-hander J.A. Happ (6-3, 4.66 ERA) pitches the second game of the series for the Yankees on Tuesday night. Tampa Bay plans to start RHP Ryne Stanek (0-1, 2.45) as an opener.By: Mike Fitzpatrick, AP Baseball WriterTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

first_imgLucknow, Oct 5 (IANS) Notwithstanding a warning by the state’s Director General of Police (DGP) O.P. Singh against sporting black bands in solidarity with the two police constables arrested over the killing of Apple executive Vivek Tiwari, hundreds of policemen and women across Uttar Pradesh protested on Friday, leaving the state government red-faced.The protests were result of an orchestrated social media campaign launched by policemen in support of Prashant Tiwari, the police constable arrested for killing the Apple’s Area Sales Manager in Lucknow last week, and his accomplice Sandeep Kumar, both of whom are now in jail.Based on the directives of the DGP, two police constables were arrested from Allahabad for their call to hold a meeting on Saturday to chalk out the future strategy for support to the two police constables involved in the Apple executive’s murder.At many police stations in Lucknow, including Aliganj, Naka Hindola and Gudamba, the men-in-khakhi were seen sporting black bands. They also openly posted their pictures of protest in social media sites like Facebook and twitter. A police organisation of constables had on Thursday called for this black band protest after which two policemen — Avinash Pathak and Vijendra Yadav — were suspended and arrested for indiscipline.By late night, the DGP cracked the whip and transferred Inspector in-charge of Aliganj Police Station in Lucknow Ajay Yadav, Station House Officer (SHO) of Naka Parushram Singh and SHO Gudamba Dharmesh Shahi. Three police constables — Sumit Kumar, Jitendra Kumar Verma and Gaurav Chowdhary, who partook in the protests have also been suspended with immediate effect, an official said.Rattled by the development, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath spoke to Principal Secretary (Home) Arvind Kumar and DGP Singh. Sources said data was being collected on other policemen and women who took part in the protests and by late night, action could be initiated against many other police personnel.The protesting policemen are saying that the constables were being framed in the killing of the Apple executive while they were only discharging their duties. In expression of solidarity, policemen from across the state have deposited more than Rs 5 lakh to bear the legal expenses for Prashant Chowdhary, in the bank account of his wife, also in the UP Police.–IANSmd/niradvertisementlast_img read more

first_imgPablo Carreno Busta felt robbed after his epic fourth round loss to Japan’s ninth seed Kei Nishikori in the Australian Open at the Margaret Court Arena on Monday. Carreno Busta had an umpire call go against him in the fifth set tiebreak after which he lost four straight points to lose the match 7-6(8), 6-4, 6-7(4), 4-6, 6-7(8).Kei Nishikori and Carreno Busta displayed an exceptional quality of tennis for five hours and six minutes to the Margaret Court Arena crowd but in the end, it was soured by a controversial umpire call and a wild reaction from the Spaniard.Carreno Busta and the chair umpire had a complete fall out in the end that led to the Spaniard leaving the court in tears, screaming his lungs out at the umpire.At 5-8 down, Nishikori and Busta played out a rally at the end of which the point was controversially awarded to the Japanese. Carreno Busta had reached out to Nishikori’s shot wide out and hit a ball close to the net. Nishikori got on top of the ball to hit a winner and just before he hit the shot, the line judge called it out. Nishikori nonetheless went with his shot.Busta challenged the call and it turned out the ball had indeed fallen on the line but since Nishikori had hit the ball and the umpire felt the call by the line judge was taken after the Japanese hit the ball, he gave the point to Nishikori.Carreno Busta had an argument with the chair umpire screaming at him that the call was made before Nishikori made the shot. The replays showed that Busta was indeed right and in that case, they would have had to replay the point. The chair umpire though did not change his decision and Busta could not put up a fight after that.advertisementAs Nishikori won the match and the crowd stood up cheering and applauding, Busta made his way to the courtside chair in tears with anger all over his face.Busta did not even shake hands with the umpire and as the Spaniard was going to bench, Nishikori took the initiative to shake hands with him and hugged him.Busta threw his kit bag in anger and then picked it up and left the arena immediately throwing abuses at the umpire as the audience booed him over the reaction. Australian Open: Pablo Carreno Busta argued with the chair umpire over a call in the 5th set tiebreak against Kei Nishikori. (AP Photo) Australian Open: Pablo Carreno Busta went wild on the court after losing to Kei Nishikori. (AP Photo)The incident was a black spot on what was an exceptional five-setter otherwise. Nishikori was wasteful to say the least but held on in the right moments to take the match.The first set was extraordinary with both players breaking each others’ serves before Busta showed immense resilience to take the set in the tiebreak.With the momentum on his side, Carreno Busta was able to break Nishikori and hold his own serves well to take the second set comfortably.In the third set, the Spaniard got an early break but soon, Nishikori broke back to make it 3-3. From there on, the two men held their serves and took the set to the tiebreak. Nishikori then got the better of Carreno Busta in the tiebreak and took the match into the 4th set.In the fourth set, Nishikori managed to break Carreno Busta early but the Spaniard broke Nishikori back. However, Nishikori didn’t lose his cool and broke Carreno Busta once again and held his serve thereon to take the match into the fifth set.The 5th set showed exactly the kind of fighter that Kei Nishikori is. Nishikori found renewed energy and rallied to break Carreno Busta early on. Despite having a chance to serve out the match, Nishikori got broken back and the match eventually went to the super tiebreak.Also Read | Serena Williams walks out to world No.1 announcement by mistakeAlso Read | Alexander Zverev on smashing racquet into pieces at Australian Open: I let my anger outAlso Read | I am a ghost: Naomi Osaka says no one recognises her in Melbournelast_img read more

first_img 13 Moore 4 Davies 3 Taylor 1 Hennessey Jonny Williams was wiped out by Milan Skriniar in the 24th minute but, instead of appealing for a free-kick, Connor Roberts delivered a dangerous cross for Gareth Bale to crane his neck and send a header crashing against the crossbar.The aerial tactics had just begun. A minute later Dan James used his lightning pace to manoeuvre away from Peter Pekarik before delivering a perfect cross for Moore, who rewarded Giggs’s brave selection by heading the ball back across Martin Dubravka and into the net for his first international goal.Williams felt he should have been awarded a penalty after he was chopped down by Norbert Gyomber before James and Bale unleashed shots on target, but Wales were content to head in at half-time with a 1-0 lead.Wales began the second half in the same positive fashion as the first, but their hard work was undone by a momentary lapse. Roberts thought he had cleared the danger from Pekarik’s curling cross only to see Kucka advance on to the ball and unleash an unstoppable volley into the bottom corner. Twitter 22 Matondo Slovakia 9 Vokes 16 Lockyer Read more Ethan Ampadu blocks Robert Mak’s shot. Photograph: Michael Zemanek/BPI/REX/Shutterstock Match stats 8 Roberts WAL SVK Scotland’s slender Euro 2020 automatic qualification hopes ended by Russia WAL31SVK69% Wales 5 Rodon Share on Messenger 8 Duda 12 Ward 9 12 11 Bero 10 Wilson 1 Dubravka 19 Lawrence 3 Gyomber 14 Skriniar 16 Hancko 19 Kucka 5 Satka 20 James 9 Bozenik 2 Pekarik 7 Haraslin 21 Davies Slovakia Lineups 6 Gregus Corners Euro 2020 qualifying 11 Bale (s 66′) (s 79′) 5 5 23 Greifcenter_img 18 Safranko Reuse this content 12 Kozacik Share on Twitter 31 69 Facebook Goal attempts 2 Gunter Share via Email 4 Valjent 23 Vaulks 7 Allen Substitutes 17 Williams Northern Ireland hopes slip after Memphis Depay double for Netherlands 20 Mak 15 Mazan (s 58′) Possession 13 Hrosovsky 15 Ampadu 9 Slovakia Off target 9 Wales 4 Slovakia On target 6 Wales 21 Duris 10 Rusnak The equaliser seemed to drain the positivity within the Wales ranks as the hosts pressed for a second. Wayne Hennessey had to react at full stretch to deny Albert Rusnak’s low drive before Kucka went within inches of scoring a second.Joe Rodon diverted a James free-kick towards goal but was denied by a crucial intervention from Gyomber as the game entered the final 10 minutes. The Slovakia defender was sent off for a second yellow card three minutes from time to give Wales hope of snatching a winner but in the end they will see the draw as a point gained heading into key games against Croatia and, next month, Azerbaijan and Hungary. Substitutes A Juraj Kucka volley restored parity and had Wales battling Slovakia pressure but they held on for a point that leaves them needing at least two more wins from their final three Group E matches.“I do think we took a step forward with the performance, especially defensively,” Giggs said. “It’s always fine margins, in this group especially, it’s about taking chances and being competitive. Now we have a better head to head than Slovakia but you still have to capitalise on that.“Kieffer was a handful all night. I am really pleased with the goal and overall really pleased with his performance. He occupies the two centre-halves and he gives us a different option. He took a few knocks. It was a real competitive game. Two teams wanting to win and not taking a backwards step.”If Wales beating Slovakia had become predictable in recent years, Giggs’s team selections remained anything but. However, he may finally have settled on a starting XI before the vital match against Croatia on Sunday after his players stuck to his plan diligently and delivered a mature performance.Giggs had some senior scholars such as the captain Ashley Williams at his disposal but instead opted to blood a host of freshers in this must-not-lose game in the university city of Trnava. The Charlton defender Tom Lockyer was handed a competitive debut after a run of six friendly appearances to take the total number of defensive changes to 16 in Giggs’s nine competitive matches in charge. Wigan’s Moore was chosen to lead the line in what proved to be an inspired selection.Wales survived an early scare after Lockyer gifted possession for Marek Hamsik to set up Robert Mak, but Ethan Ampadu came to the rescue with a last-ditch block. Wales replied with a flurry of attacks that could prove crucial in the qualification race. Wales 17 Hamsik 22 Lobotka Share on Pinterest (s 86′) Fouls Share on Facebook Euro 2020 14 Roberts Kieffer Moore, a former lifeguard, saved Wales’s Euro 2020 qualification hopes from drifting into troubled waters with a goal that spared them a crushing defeat in Slovakia.The 6ft 5in striker, who has had to fight tooth and nail from non-league to reach this stage, repaid Ryan Giggs’s faith by using all his frame to head Wales in front during a faultless first-half performance on his competitive international debut. match reports 18 Morrell Pinterest Topics 6 Williams Share on WhatsApp Read more Share on LinkedInlast_img read more

first_imgTransfers Manchester United January transfer news LIVE: Mourinho to sign contract extension Goal Last updated 1 year ago 04:30 1/17/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Transfers Manchester United Premier League Goal brings you all the latest news, rumours and deals related to the Red Devils as the January transfer window heats up Mourinho to sign contract extensionManchester United are set to announce a contract extension for manager Jose Mourinho, according to The National.Mourinho’s current three-year deal runs until 2019, and negotiations that began earlier in the season have now been concluded successfully.United currently sit second in the Premier League table after Mourinho led the Red Devils to League Cup and Europa League titles last year in his first season with the club.  Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Man Utd yet to trigger Mata dealJuan Mata Manchester United SouthamptonManchester United are yet to trigger the one-year option on Juan Mata’s contract, but the playmaker wants to stay at Old Trafford, according to ESPN .Mata’s current deal expires at the end of the season, and he has been linked with summer moves to Inter Milan and former club Valencia.United have a 12-month option on Mata’s contract and the club are still expected to exercise the deal to keep the Spaniard for at least another season.Man Utd doubt Ronaldo returnCristiano Ronaldo Real MadridManchester United are not convinced Cristiano Ronaldo wants to leave Real Madrid to return to Old Trafford in the summer, according to ESPN .A report in AS on Monday claimed that Ronaldo is keen to quit Madrid in the summer due to broken promises over a new contract and that the Portugal international wants to go back to United.However, United doubt the 32-year-old is seriously looking for a way out of Madrid and feel the speculation is part of the plan for the forward to secure a new contract at the Santiago Bernabeu.Raiola demands key to Alexis-Mkhitaryan dealHenrikh Mkhitaryan, Alexis SanchezArsenal’s pursuit of Henrikh Mkhitaryan hinges on whether the attacker is paid off by Manchester United due to his contract running for another two years, Goal understands. The Gunners are keen for a swap deal with United, but neither club are prepared to sanction the transfer unless the Armenia international agrees to move to north London.Mkhitaryan’s agent Mino Raiola is also determined to secure a fee for himself as part of his involvement in brokering the deal.Read the full story right here on Goal! Mkhitaryan holding up Alexis to Man Utd moveAlexis Sanchez Henrikh MkhitaryanHenrikh Mkhitaryan is a key part of the negotiations that would see Alexis Sanchez move to Manchester United and he remains undecided over his future, according to BBC Sport . Arsenal will apparently refuse to sanction the sale of the Chilean to United unless Mkhitaryan moves in the opposite direction but the Amenian is unsure whether to join the Gunners, another club or even remain at Old Trafford.Alexis has reportedly agreed personal terms with Jose Mourinho’s side but no deal will be concretised between either club unless Mkhitaryan decides he does want to sign for the north Londoners, a stance shared by United.Man United agree cash + Mkhitaryan move for AlexisHenrikh Mkhitaryan Manchester UnitedManchester United have agreed a deal for Alexis Sanchez which will see Henrikh Mkhitaryan move to Arsenal, claims the Daily Express .According to the newspaper, Arsenal will receive £40 million for the Chile star, who is out of contract in the summer. Mkhitaryan will move the other way after being frozen out of the Red Devils first team this season.RB Leipzig make Kluivert approachJustin Kluivert AjaxRB Leipzig have made contact with Ajax regarding a possible deal to sign teenage winger Justin Kluivert, claims Gianluca Di Marzio .Kluivert, the son of former Ajax and Netherlands striker Patrick, is one of the brightest talents in Dutch football, and is a target for Barcelona and Manchester United.However, Leipzig are keen to win the race for the 18-year-old and have been in touch with the player’s representatives and Ajax.Napoli turn to Lucas MouraLucas Moura Paris Saint-Germain PSGParis Saint-Germain’s Lucas Moura has emerged as an option for Napoli in the Serie A side’s search for a new winger, reports Sky Sport Italia .Simone Verdi of Bologna is Napoli’s primary target, but a January deal is looking unlikely, while a move for Barcelona’s Gerard Deulofeu is also proving difficult.Now Lucas, who is keen to leave PSG and has been linked with Manchester United , is a possibility due to his availability, with Napoli exploring a loan deal with a view to a €25 million permanent transfer.Chelsea in for Alexis after Man City withdrawalAlexis Sanchez, ArsenalManchester United’s main rivals for Alexis Sanchez’s transfer now appear to be Chelsea after Man City dropped out of the race, reports the Manchester Evening News .City had appeared close to signing the Arsenal star, but have now withdrawn from contention after becoming frustrated at the pace of negotiations.But United have not landed their man yet, and could even see a reported £35 million fee pushed up by the Blues’ late interest. Mou confident over Alexis despite Chelsea reportsAlexis Sanchez, ArsenalJose Mourinho is “relaxed” in the face of reports that Chelsea are planning to hijack Manchester United’s approach for Alexis Sanchez. “Other big clubs are probably interested – who knows?” he told reporters after Monday’s 3-0 win against Stoke City.Read the full story on Goal! ‘Alexis signing shouldn’t be at Martial’s expense’ Anthony Martial Manchester UnitedManchester United’s pursuit of Alexis Sanchez should not come at the expense of Anthony Martial, believes United correspondent Kris Voakes.Martial was in fine form on Monday as the Red Devils downed Stoke City 3-0 at Old Trafford. Read the full analysis on Goal! Mourinho hints at Mkhitaryan exitHenrikh Mkhitaryan Manchester UnitedJose Mourinho has suggested that Henrikh Mkhitaryan is set to leave Manchester United.Mkhitaryan has reportedly been part of the negotiations regarding Alexis Sanchez’s move to Old Trafford and looks set to be heading to Arsenal.Read the full quotes right here on Goal! Neville: Mou would happily swap Mkhitaryan for AlexisJose Mourinho Manchester UnitedFormer Manchester United captain Gary Neville said manager Jose Mourinho would happily swap out-of-favour playmaker Henrikh Mkhitaryan for Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez.”He wanted to keep the player clear, saying that he does rate him, but I think he’d happily swap him in any deal for Alexis Sanchez,” he said. “Anybody would.”Read the full story on Goal! Giggs to call Scholes as Wales No. 2Ryan Giggs Wales managerNew Wales manager Ryan Giggs is keen to name ex-Manchester United team-mate Paul Scholes as his assistant, according to The Sun .The 44-year-old was unveiled as Chris Coleman’s successor on Monday, and will be tasked with securing qualification for Euro 2020 after the World Cup finals. Giggs and Scholes have past experience working together, as interim bosses at United in 2014 prior to Louis van Gaal’s arrival.last_img read more

The remains of slain newspaper editor Lasantha Wickrematunge were exhumed today to conduct a fresh investigation over his murder, seven years after he was killed.His remains were exhumed at the Borella burial grounds in the presence of a Magistrate and under tight security. Investigators had obtained court approval to exhume the remains after suspicion arose over the exact manner he was killed.While in 2009 it was believed Wickrematunge was killed from gunshot wounds, investigators now believe he may have died from injuries sustained after a sharp object pierced through his skull.In a pre-written editorial which was published posthumously Wickrematunge feared he would be killed for his work. The media was not allowed to enter the premises and as a result even the drone was not permitted. “The euphoria over the war victory in May 2009 saw the push for justice for Wickrematunge’s killing taking a back seat. However the new government which took office following elections last year has shown the political will to investigate incidents like that of Wickrematunge’s killing so there is hope the investigation will move forward,” he said.An army intelligence officer has already been arrested and is being questioned over the incident while a former top police officer was also questioned. (Colombo Gazette)By Easwaran Rutnam Wickrematunge, who was the founding editor of The Sunday Leader newspaper, was killed while he was on his way to office.Popularly known for his investigative journalism and for the stand he took on media freedom, Wickrematunge was believed to have been killed for taking on the then government which was on the verge of defeating the Tamil Tiger rebels after 30 years of war. The exhumation was suspended for a few minutes when a drone was seen flying over the site taking visuals from above. The current editor of The Sunday Leader newspaper Easwaran Rutnam said he was cautiously optimistic justice will finally be served more than seven years after Wickrematunge was killed. read more

Jean-Marc de la Sablière, France’s ambassador to the UN, also told an open meeting of the 15-member body how important it was for the campaigning that officially began last Friday to be peaceful and open to all in the polls, which will be the first in the vast country in 45 years and the largest and most complex electoral-assistance mission ever undertaken by the UN.“We have…agreed that conditions have been met for the elections which will crown the transition period in the DRC and the elections should be carried out satisfactorily in technical and other terms and in accordance with the announced timetable, that is the 30 July.”“Nevertheless during our mission we did warn our interlocutors about the concerns of the members of the Council given the deterioration in the political climate…These elections will not be an end in itself, which we stressed during our mission, and we stressed the importance of the period which is going to follow.”Because of the threat posed to these landmark polls by armed groups in the east of the country, the Council last Friday decided to extend until 30 September its authorization for a strengthened UN Organization Mission in the DRC (MONUC), allowing for a further 300 personnel. Overall MONUC currently has around 17,500 uniformed personnel in the country.The six-year civil war in the DRC cost 4 million lives through fighting and attendant hunger and disease, and was widely considered the most lethal conflict in the world since World War II. In his most recent report on the DRC last month, Secretary-General Kofi Annan said security still remains tenuous in several parts of the country, notably in the east.In polls costing hundreds of millions of dollars, the Congolese electorate – which numbers 25.5 million voters – will be called upon to cast their vote in some 50,000 polling stations for some 33 presidential, over 9,000 national legislative and over 10,000 provincial assembly candidates. read more

The men’s bonus for being named to the final 23-player World Cup roster was $55,000 each; the women earned $15,000 each. Sponsor appearance15.0 Friendly wins$18.9K INCOME SOURCELLOYD/SOLO 2015 EARNINGS NT salary72.0 USSF World Cup victory75.0 Lloyd and Solo: $240,019 eachDempsey: $428,022Howard: $398,495Dempsey is pocketing almost $200,000 more than Lloyd; Howard gets almost $160,000 more than Solo. How can that be? (U.S. Soccer declined to comment for this story.)While the men’s team’s bargaining agreement with U.S. Soccer is confidential, Sports Illustrated’s Grant Wahl discovered some figures before the 2014 World Cup that would account for at least some of the disparity:The men’s shared bonus for qualifying for Brazil totaled $2 million. The women’s total qualifying bonus for Canada was $300,000. The men played 16 qualifying games, whereas the women played only five, but that is still a difference of $125,000 per game vs. $60,000 per game. NWSL salary54.0 In addition to the share of ticket revenues for home friendlies, the men earned $1,500 per game in the three-match send-off series leading up to the World Cup. The women earned $1,350 per game, and only if they won them. The men earned bonus money for every point earned in the World Cup group stage, as well as $5,500 for each group-stage match for which they were rostered. The women earned no such bonuses.The caveat here, of course, is that the women draw a salary for playing on the national team, while the men are only paid by U.S. Soccer for participation in camps, friendlies and tournaments. If the women’s salaries were replaced with the men’s bonus figures for friendlies, players would have earned $109,600 in 2015, nearly $40,000 more than their $72,000 national team salary — and that’s before we include any other bonuses or fees they’d receive for being named to tournament rosters and other non-game events.3The men’s national team did earn a salary from U.S. Soccer for a period of time, because of the lack of a professional domestic league in the United States from 1984 to 1996.While U.S. Soccer is not responsible for FIFA prize money, it’s worth noting that the men’s prize money for losing in the round of 16 amounted to $9 million. The women’s prize money for winning the whole tournament was $2 million. If we distribute these totals evenly across the 23-player rosters, Lloyd’s and Solo’s earnings increase to $326,976 each. Dempsey’s and Howard’s, meanwhile, increase to $819,326 and $789,799, respectively. The 2014 men’s World Cup generated approximately $4.8 billion in revenue for FIFA. Revenue for the 2015 Women’s World Cup have yet to be reported but will certainly be much lower.On top of the specific financial disparities laid out above, the women’s inability to specify what kind of field surface they play on, when such consideration is offered to the men, is surely a sore spot, one that blew up in December when the USWNT boycotted a friendly over concerns about the quality of the artificial turf at Honolulu’s Aloha Stadium.Another footnote in the memo of understanding concerns travel arrangements. The women’s national team is booked to fly economy for the majority of its travel, while the men exclusively fly business class.Granted, the women’s and men’s national teams both collectively agreed to these respective compensation structures — and since the men are neither salaried by the federation nor play in a league owned and operated by the federation, it could be argued that their compensation should be distributed differently than the women. But it is interesting to observe the discrepancies in areas where one would assume they would be equitably compensated. Also, the USWNT players’ complaint to the EEOC could expose the lack of transparency by U.S. Soccer relative to the revenues the women’s national team generates, which may have artificially depressed the players’ market value.The court will decide whether U.S. Soccer’s memo of understanding with the players union is a valid labor agreement at the end of May; dates for potential action on the EEOC complaint have yet to be determined. Regardless of either outcome, it appears that the U.S. women’s national team has a real case regarding the gender pay gap. Negotiations for their next collective bargaining agreement will continue all year, and the likes of Lloyd and Solo intend to leverage their recent success for better treatment by their employers. Olympic qualifying bonus15.0 Ticket revenue22.9 World Cup roster bonus15.0 This is an itemized breakdown of the projected non-salary earnings for Lloyd and Solo in 2015, based on all the data contained in the memo of understanding. When it comes to shared bonus pools, we assume the money is being divided evenly among all players on the roster. However, that may not be true, as there is no language in either the collective bargaining agreement or the memo of understanding that would stipulate even distribution. In fact, based on comments Solo made in her 2013 memoir, veteran players may get a larger share of the bonus pools.Below we compare Lloyd’s and Solo’s estimated 2015 earnings with Dempsey’s and Howard’s earnings for 2014, when the U.S. men’s team lost in the World Cup’s round of 16. The men’s earnings are based on U.S. Soccer’s financial statements for fiscal year 2015 (which ran from April 1, 2014, to March 31, 2015).2Women’s earnings are projected estimates for fiscal year 2016, which ran from April 1, 2015, to March 31, 2016. Subtotal without salaries240.0 The U.S. women’s national soccer team won the World Cup title in 2015 — an achievement never equaled by a U.S. men’s team — but the glory doesn’t come with full benefits. On Wednesday, five women’s team players filed a complaint with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission claiming that the U.S. Soccer federation engaged in wage discrimination by paying the women far less than the men.The complaint, filed by Hope Solo, Carli Lloyd, Megan Rapinoe, Becky Sauerbrunn and Alex Morgan, says the men’s team takes home far more than the women’s team for no discernible reason other than being male. After the filing, the soccer federation issued a statement wherein it highlighted its support for women’s soccer in the United States and across the globe. It did not address the specific allegations of pay discrepancy. The complaint also contains the minutes from a federation meeting in which the budget shows the federation expects the women’s team to produce more revenue than the men’s team in fiscal years 2016 and 2017.Based on our findings — using financial statements released by the soccer federation for fiscal year 2015, along with the USWNT’s collective bargaining agreement and memo of understanding released in court after the federation sued the players union over an earlier negotiating dispute — top men’s players earned almost twice as much as top women’s players from the federation during their respective World Cup years, despite the women’s victory in 2015 and the men’s early knockout elimination in 2014.We compared the differences in how male and female players are compensated by the federation under similar working conditions — namely, preparations for and participation in the 2014 FIFA men’s World Cup in Brazil and the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada. Because not every member of a national team is paid the same, and to properly compare apples to apples, we focused on two similar sets of players from the women’s and men’s national teams — Lloyd and Solo for the women, and Clint Dempsey and Tim Howard for the men. Here, we have two major goalscoring threats and two veteran goalkeepers who played every minute (or, in Dempsey’s case, all but three minutes) of their respective World Cups.The first thing we need to do is set aside the salaries that Lloyd and Solo earn, because USWNT compensation works a little differently than setups across the world. Typically, a club pays a player a salary, and a national federation compensates the player for caps and other appearances. For the USWNT, however, it’s the federation that pays the club salary; the women then draw a second salary for their national play — a departure from the U.S. men. (If you think this arrangement is odd, you’re not wrong. The National Women’s Soccer League is owned and operated by the federation, which pays the club salaries for national team players to offset costs for club owners.)In the case of Lloyd and Solo, this salary totaled $126,000 in 2015 — $72,000 for falling into the “Tier I” salary bracket (reserved for veterans who also were named to the 23-player World Cup roster) and an additional $54,000 for playing in the NWSL.1Should a player wish to play for a club outside the U.S., she forfeits that portion of the salary. In 2015, however, all national team players did play in the NWSL.Now that we have salaries separated out, we can see from the collective bargaining agreement and memo of understanding that the women’s national team is paid in a similar fashion as the men: appearance fees for U.S. Soccer sponsors; bonuses for qualifying for major tournaments (along with bonuses based on tournament finishes); a share of ticket revenues in friendlies played on U.S. soil; and bonuses for winning those friendlies. The USWNT also earned a $1.8 million bonus for the Victory Tour, 10 friendly matches played in the U.S. from August through December of last year. Victory tour bonus78.0 For each friendly, including the send-off series, the men earned between $7,500 and $14,100 per win, based on the FIFA ranking of the opponent. They earned between $5,000 and $6,500 for draws and $4,000 for a loss. The women earned $1,350 for wins, receiving no bonus for draws or losses. Total366.0 read more

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first_imgThe London Central Employment Tribunal has ruled that a bicycle courier for logistics organisation CitySprint is a worker, and is therefore entitled to benefits such as holiday pay.In the case of Dewhurst v CitySprint UK, Dewhurst contended that she was employed as a worker rather than an independent contractor, and was therefore entitled to worker rights, such as holiday pay. Dewhurst, who has been accepting work from CitySprint UK for the past two years, was seeking payment for two days’ holiday she had taken.Dewhurst’s claim was supported by the Independent Workers’ Union of Great Britain (IWGB) and was heard at the London Central Employment Tribunal in November 2016.The Employment Tribunal’s decision, which was released on Friday 6 January 2017, found that the claimant Dewhurst was a worker during the hours that she provided services for CitySprint, and that CitySprint had unlawfully failed to pay her for two days’ holiday.Employment judge Wade found that CitySprint regulated the amount of work available to couriers, and from the time that Dewhurst signed on to the courier circuit in the morning until she signed off at night, she was not and could not meaningfully provide services to anyone else.Jon Katona, vice president at IWGB, said: “This is a huge victory for couriers, and workers everywhere who have been asked to sign their rights away for a job. And it’s a warning to other [organisations] that masquerading as a non-employer, or as a go-between for independent businessmen is over.”Dewhurst added: “The Tribunal has shown CitySprint’s operation to be wilfully exploitative, and fuelled by an absurd set of incentives. The reality of a courier’s working life has been exposed; it’s a tough, physically and mentally demanding job, in a low-pay sector, we are not high-flying entrepreneurial executives. CitySprint and its rivals have been using the excuse that their couriers are entrepreneurs for many years, but this was found to be an artificial construction, and that couriers are in a subordinate position.”A spokesperson at CitySprint said: “We are disappointed with [the] ruling. It is important to remember that this applies to a single individual and was not a test case.“We enjoy a good relationship with our fleet, many of whom have worked with us for some time, and [we] have always strived to help them maximise their earnings. Evidence presented at the tribunal confirmed that the vast majority of our couriers enjoy the freedom and flexibility of their current role.  As was clearly highlighted in this case, CitySprint is a good [organisation] that pays its couriers some of the best rates in the industry.“This case has demonstrated that there is still widespread confusion regarding this area of law, which is why we are calling on the government to provide better support and help for businesses across the UK who could be similarly affected.”last_img read more

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — After nearly two years in the position, Wilmington Assistant Town Manager Denise “Dee” Casey is moving on to become the Assistant Town Manager in nearby North Andover.Casey successfully wore many hats as Wilmington’s Assistant Town Manager, with major responsibilities in human resources, risk management, IT, long-range planning, collective bargaining, procurement activities, and budgeting.Prior to arriving in Wilmington, Casey served as Lexington’s Human Resources Director since 2007 to 2016.  She previously worked in the Human Resources Departments in Concord and Bedford, while performing consulting work for several other towns.  Casey also served as an adjunct professor at Suffolk University, teaching classes in local government.Casey has attained many awards during her career, including the Emil Skop Award from the Massachusetts Municipal Personnel Association for her dedication in the field of municipal human resources.Casey was selected as Wilmington Assistant Town Manager back in November 2016, after former Assistant Town Manager Kendra Amaral left to become Town Manager in Kittery, Maine.Casey is replacing former North Andover Assistant Town Manager Ray Santilli, who retired in September after 17 years in the position.Wilmington posted the Assistant Town Manager job opening on Tuesday.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 wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedDenise Casey Named Wilmington’s New Assistant Town ManagerIn “Government”SELECTMEN NEWS: New Assistant Town Manager Denise “Dee” Casey IntroducedIn “Government”Wilmington Has A New Assistant Town ManagerIn “Government”last_img read more

first_imgMap of ChattogramAt least nine people, mostly women and childrenh, were killed in a stampede during distribution of charity items by a private company in Satkania on Monday.The incident took place when the management of Kabir Steel and Re-Rolling Mills (KSRM) was distributing iftar items in Nolua union around noon, said the local police.Nine of those who sought the items died on the spot during the stampede.However, news agency UNB gave the number of victims at 11.Six of them were named as Hasina Akter, 30, Nur Ayesha, 50, Rina Begum, 20, Kuntuni Begum, 13, Rashida Akter, 54, and Jotsna Begum, 25.The women came from adjacent areas to take iftar items meant for holy Ramadan.“They died of stampede amid hot weather,” officer in charge of Satkania police station Mohammad Rafiqul Hossain said.UNB quoted deputy commissioner of Chattogram Mohammad Elias Hossain as saying that the stampede occurred as hundreds of destitute people crowded there for collecting iftar items ahead of Ramadan.Satkania upazila nirbahi officer Mobarak Hossain was quoted to have said that the incident took place when the KSRM authorities started distributing the iftar items in front of the house of its owner Mohammad Shajahan.last_img read more

first_imgTonkean black macaque. Credit: Public Domain © 2017 Phys.org Baby born to brain-dead mother in Portugal This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. More information: Arianna De Marco et al. Prolonged transport and cannibalism of mummified infant remains by a Tonkean macaque mother, Primates (2017). DOI: 10.1007/s10329-017-0633-8 (Phys.org)—A trio of researchers working at Italy’s Parco Abatino animal sanctuary report witnessing an adult female Tonkean macaque eat the mummified remains of her dead infant. In their paper published in the journal Primates describing the incident, Arianna De Marco, Roberto Cozzolino and Bernard Thierry also outline the events leading up to the odd behavior and offer possible reasons for it.center_img Journal information: Primates The unusual behavior was carried out by a new young mother named Evalyne, the team reports. She had given birth to a baby that lived for just four days—enough time to bond, the researchers note. When the baby died, the mother did not seem to react unusually until she came upon a reflection of herself in her enclosure—that seemed to set her off, the team reports. She became very agitated and screamed for a period of time. After that, the mother continued to carry the dead infant around with her, even as it began to deteriorate. This, the team also reports, is also not unusual behavior for primates in general. Prior research on such behavior has not been able to clarify if it is a form of grief, or an inability to grasp the concept of death.Whatever the reason, Evalyne continued to carry the dead infant, at times trying to care for it. Eventually, as the baby decayed, its head fell off, and then its fur and skin, leaving behind a skeleton with remnants of flesh still attached. After three weeks, the researchers witnessed the mother nibbling on the remains of the child, tearing off bits of mummified flesh and swallowing it. The mother continued with the behavior, even chewing and swallowing bones, leaving just one as perhaps a reminder of what she had lost. Making the act even more bizarre, perhaps, is the fact that Tonkean macaques are vegetarian.The researchers report also that they are at a loss to explain might have caused this extremely unusual behavior, but suggest it might have been a combination of things, such as the mother’s young age and inexperience combined with an inability to process what had happened. They suggest it could simply be the mother’s way of trying to maintain the bond that had formed between her and her baby. Citation: Female macaque at Italian sanctuary ate her mummified dead baby (2017, September 29) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2017-09-female-macaque-italian-sanctuary-ate.html Explore furtherlast_img read more