Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Some of the most active companies traded Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (16,336.45, down 70.84 points).Encana Corp. (TSX:ECA). Energy. Down 42 nine cents, or 4.34 per cent, to $9.26 on 8.3 million shares.Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Health care. Down 27 cents, or 2.25 per cent, to $11.72 on 8.1 million shares.Crescent Point Energy Corp. (TSX:CPG). Energy. Up four cents, or 0.8 per cent, to $5.02 on 8.1 million shares.Whitecap Resources Inc. (TSX:WCP). Energy. Up six cents, or 1.14 per cent, to $5.34 on 5.7 million shares.Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Industrials. Unchanged at $2.75 on 4.8 million shares.Cenovus Energy Inc. (TSX:CVE). Energy. Down nine cents, or 0.7 per cent, to $12.75 on 4.5 million.Companies reporting:Bank of Nova Scotia. (TSX:BNS). Down 19 cents to $71.05. Scotiabank’s chief executive officer pushed back at renewed bets against Canada’s banking sector and the risk posed by the housing market, saying that the lender has “a lot of buffer” in the event of a significant downturn. Brian Porter added during its annual meeting of shareholders in Toronto that the bank stress tests its $205 billion-mortgage portfolio on a regular basis against some “very harsh metrics” such as a 600-basis point increase in interest rates and a huge jump in unemployment.BCE Inc. (TSX:BCE). Down 18 cents to $59.51. Quebecor says it will scramble the signal of its TVA Sports channel for television subscribers of its competitor, Bell, starting Wednesday evening. That means Bell TV’s French-language customers will have to look elsewhere to watch National Hockey League playoff games. They could subscribe to Sportsnet, owned by Rogers Media, CBC or switch to Videotron. According to Bell, the action stems from a pricing dispute with Quebecor wanting to charge Bell more to access TVA Sports than Quebecor and Videotron are willing to pay for Bell Media’s RDS sports network.Shaw Communications Inc. (TSX:SJR.B). Down 91 cents or 3.3 per cent to $26.87. Shaw Communications says it swung to a $155 million profit in the second quarter compared with a loss of $175 million a year earlier. Revenue for the quarter totalled $1.32 billion, down from $1.33 billion a year ago. The dip in revenue came as the company’s wireline business, which includes its traditional cable and satellite TV, internet and phone operations, held steady at about $1.07 billion. Wireless revenue dipped to $247 million compared with $264 million a year ago as a drop in equipment revenue more than offset an increase in service revenue.Canada Goose (TSX:GOOS). Up $2.15 or 3.4 per cent to $65.36. Luxury parka maker Canada Goose announced plans to open six new stores, including two in Europe. The retailer says it plans to open a store in Milan, Italy, and in Paris as well as an additional store in the United States and three more in Canada. The new U.S. store will be in Minneapolis, Minn., at the Mall of America. The new Canadian locations will be in Toronto at the CF Sherway Gardens mall, in Edmonton at the West Edmonton Mall, and in Banff, Alta. Canada Goose currently operates 11 company stores.The Canadian Press read more

UN tribunal directs France to arrest former spokesperson

A five-judge appeals panel at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) “directed and authorized” France to search for, arrest and detain Florence Hartmann and surrender her to the tribunal, which is based in The Hague in the Netherlands.Ms. Hartmann – who is a French national – was convicted in 2009 of contempt of court for publishing a book and writing an article which disclosed the contents, purported effect and confidential nature of two court decisions involving the former Serbian leader Slobodan Miloševic.After losing her appeal in July this year, Ms. Hartmann had been ordered to pay her fine in two instalments of €3,500 each by mid-August and mid-September respectively.Ms. Hartmann subsequently wrote to the tribunal saying she is indigent and unable to pay her fine, but that supporters of her have deposited the funds to pay the fine in a French bank account.However, the tribunal’s finance department said it had yet to receive either instalment and the court stated that Ms. Hartmann was obligated to pay the fine in the exact manner prescribed.Deeming the fine to have not been paid, the appeals chamber today decided to convert the fine into a term of imprisonment of seven days. 16 November 2011The United Nations tribunal set up in the wake of the Balkan conflicts of the 1990s today ordered France to arrest a former tribunal spokesperson who has failed to pay a €7,000 fine imposed for contempt of court. read more

UN treaty on the rights of migrant workers enters into force

The 1990 International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families becomes international law 3 months ago after 20 countries ratified the treaty. It provides a set of binding standards for both documented and undocumented migrant workers, to guarantee the protection of their human and social rights. Although only 22 States have ratified the Convention and are thus bound by its provisions, it sets a moral standard for the treatment of migrant workers in all countries.An estimated 175 million persons are international immigrants, according to the UN Population Division.”We are convinced that the rule of law and promotion of democracy and human rights are necessary foundations for sound, viable and sustainable migration policies. The norms contained in this Convention offer a sound footing for national legislation and practice throughout the world,” said a joint statement issued by the UN today.The heads of the UN International Labour Office (ILO), the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) signed the statement in support of the Convention. read more

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Mia Farrow presses global push to end polio

In an interview with the UN News Service, Ms. Farrow noted that a decade ago, there were 350,000 cases of paralytic polio around the world, but that number has since dropped to just around 130. Polio eradication, she said, is within reach. “My goal is that no child should be paralyzed from polio or die of polio when they have had the cure for so long.”Ms. Farrow also discussed her personal experience as the mother of a young child who was paralyzed by the disease. “Living with a paraplegic boy has really bought the issue of polio to the front of my mind, knowing how difficult everything is for him,” she said. “Having looked into it I thought that [UNICEF] would be an organization that would be really worthwhile to support.The actress also spoke of the personal satisfaction she gains from advocating for the agency. “My efforts are miniscule compared to what some people are doing [and] what needs to be done,” she said, but “just feeling like I am doing my best makes my life worthwhile to me and makes me sleep better.” Asked what interested people can do to help the situation, Ms. Farrow said, “if you have a spare penny, you could give it to UNICEF.” She added that the money goes directly to those who need it most.“I can really vouch for it.” read more

And the Australian gold winners are

first_imgTwo gold companies involved in the development of the Tropicana project north of Kalgoorlie in Western Australia have shared the honour of Australia’s gold sector’s top explorer in 2006. Awarded annually by Gold Mining Journal (GMJ), Gold Explorer of the Year for 2006 has been bestowed on AngloGold Ashanti and the Independence Group. GMJ’s Gold Miner of the Year was Dominion Mining.It has been a buoyant year in Australia for most metals commodities and gold has kept pace with its high price and a spate of projects making the conversion from exploration status to gold production. “This market buoyancy was reflected in the spread and depth of nominations received by the 28-member judging panel for 2006 – with little indication of a slowdown in the sector in the coming 12 months,” GMJ Editor, Barry Avery, said.“AngloGold Ashanti and Independence are deserved winners as their progress at Tropicana, about 400 km northeast of Kalgoorlie, is helping this region shape up as an entirely new exploration province within the Yilgarn Block.” AngloGold Ashanti manages Tropicana, which covers more than 12,000 km2 of tenements. Avery said that while no JORC figures had yet been released for Tropicana, the exploration play is believed to host multi-million ounce gold deposits. AngloGold Ashanti has flagged a resource statement to be released in 2007.Top miner winner, Dominion, has as its flagship Challenger gold mine, 250 km north of Ceduna on the Gawler Craton of South Australia. Dominion was recognised for increasing production at Challenger while containing costs and replacing resources and reserves. It is the second year in succession that the Company has walked away with GMJ’s Top Miner honour. The list of winners is as follows:2006 Gold Mining Journal Gold Explorer of the Year:Tropicana: AngloGold Ashanti/Independence GrouAvoca Resources Goldstar Resources/Navigator ResourcesAlkane ExplorationMercator GoldDominion Mining, Integra Mining, Perseus Mining, Troy Resources, Red 5, Wedgetail MiningCougar Metals, Moto Goldmines, Marengo Mining, Minotaur ExplorationBass Metals, Sino Gold, Oropa, Lihir GoldMonax Mining, Agincourt Resources, Dioro Exploration, Oxiana, Oceanagold, Tianshan GoldfieldsTasgold, Medusa Mining, Andean Resources, Echo Resources, Northwest Resources2006 Gold Mining Journal Gold Miner of the Year:Dominion MiningTroy ResourcesBarrick GoldSt Barbara MinesNewcrest MiningOxiana, OceanagoldKingsgate Consolidated, Sino GoldNewmont MiningEquigold, Intrepid MineralsLihir Gold.last_img read more

Byrne and Marmion back in Schmidts Ireland squad for France

first_img 41 Comments Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Share24 Tweet Email1 Mar 6th 2019, 10:33 AM Wednesday 6 Mar 2019, 10:33 AM LEINSTER’S ROSS BYRNE has been called up to Ireland’s squad for this weekend’s Six Nations clash against France at the Aviva Stadium [KO 3pm, Virgin Media 1], while Kieran Marmion also returns to Joe Schmidt’s panel for round four of the championship.Byrne was the surprise omission from Schmidt’s original Six Nations squad but after rebounding strongly for his province in recent weeks is included in the 37-man party which convened at Carton House on Monday night. Byrne was left out of Schmidt’s original squad. Source: Matteo Ciambelli/INPHOSean Cronin has paid for his poor performance in Rome a fortnight ago and is replaced by Ulster’s Rob Herring, while Robbie Henshaw and Dan Leavy are not involved as they continue their respective injury comebacks. 23-year-old Byrne, who won his first international cap against Italy last November, is one of four out-halves named in the squad, his inclusion suggesting Joey Carbery may not shake off his hamstring injury in time for France. Connacht scrum-half Marmion is also back in national camp for the first time since his starring role in the victory over the All Blacks last November having recovered from ankle surgery.He takes the place of the uncapped Caolin Blade, but Tom Farrell retains his place in Schmidt’s plans while Garry Ringrose’s return to fitness is a major fillip for Ireland ahead of the visit of Les Bleus to Dublin. Tadhg Beirne, CJ Stander and Jordan Larmour are all also fit after missing the win over Italy last time out and are due to train with the rest of the squad at their Maynooth base on Wednesday morning, ahead of Schmidt’s team announcement on Friday afternoon. Ireland squad:Rory Best (Banbridge/Ulster)(captain)Tadhg Beirne (Lansdowne/Munster) Jack Conan (Old Belvedere/Leinster)Ultan Dillane (Corinthians/Connacht)Tadhg Furlong (Clontarf/Leinster)Cian Healy (Clontarf/Leinster)Iain Henderson (Queens University/Ulster) Rob Herring (Ballynahinch/Ulster)Dave Kilcoyne (UL Bohemians/Munster)Jack McGrath (St Marys College/Leinster) Jordi Murphy (Lansdowne/Ulster)Sean O’Brien (UCD/Leinster) Peter O’Mahony (Cork Constitution/Munster) Andrew Porter (UCD/Leinster) Quinn Roux (Galwegians/Connacht) Rhys Ruddock (Lansdowne/Leinster) James Ryan (UCD/Leinster) John Ryan (Cork Constitution/Munster) Niall Scannell (Dolphin/Munster)CJ Stander (Shannon/Munster) Josh van der Flier (UCD/Leinster) Bundee Aki (Galwegians/Connacht) Ross Byrne (UCD/Leinster) Joey Carbery (Clontarf/Munster) Jack Carty (Buccaneers/Connacht) Andrew Conway (Garryowen/Munster) John Cooney (Terenure College/Ulster) Keith Earls (Young Munster/Munster) Chris Farrell (Young Munster/Munster) Tom Farrell (Coolmine/Connacht) Rob Kearney (UCD/Leinster) Jordan Larmour (St Mary’s College/Leinster) Kieran Marmion (Galwegians/Connacht) Conor Murray (Garryowen/Munster) Garry Ringrose (UCD/Leinster) Jonathan Sexton (St Marys College/Leinster) Jacob Stockdale (Lurgan/Ulster).Subscribe to our new podcast, The42 Rugby Weekly, here: By Ryan Baileycenter_img Subscribe Byrne and Marmion back in Schmidt’s Ireland squad for France Sean Cronin is not included in the 37-man panel, while Robbie Henshaw and Dan Leavy remain unavailable through injury. Short URL 27,859 Views last_img read more

Missing priest resurfaces

first_imgThe American priest who disappeared in mysterious circumstances a week ago in Athens has resurfaced in a third country and has contacted his relieved family in his native Indiana. Fr Christiaan Kappes vanished without a trace with his friend and translator Ioanna Lekakou on October 1 after telling his father and sister that they were in grave danger. But at around 8:00 am Indiana time (4:00 pm Greek time) on Monday, the missing priest phoned his father to say that he and Lekakou had made it to another country, were in safe hands and were due to fly to the US on Wednesday. The priest asked his family not to reveal where he was. His family are overjoyed. “It’s been a roller coaster. This is the toughest thing I’ve ever been through,” the priest’s sister, Nadia Charcap, told the Athens News from her home in Franklin, Indiana. She didn’t speak to her brother, but rushed to her father’s house, three minutes away from hers, when she heard that he was on the phone. “He hung up just as I walked in. I had a million questions for him,” she said. Charcap said that the priest felt “awful” at what his disappearance had put his family through but believed he had no choice but to flee Greece in the way he did. His sister said that she remains convinced that they had been targeted by criminals in a dispute over a Greek family inheritance. On behalf of her family, Charcap praised everyone who helped them in raising the alarm about her brother’s strange disappearance, including the American and Greek authorities. Source: Athens News Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Une femme sans amygdale ne souffre daucune peur

first_imgUne femme sans amygdale ne souffre d’aucune peurUne nouvelle étude cherchant à déterminer quelle partie du cerveau est responsable de nos peurs aurait démontré qu’il s’agit de l’amygdale. Une femme dépourvue de cette glande et observée par les chercheurs ne souffrirait ainsi d’aucune peur.Face au cas d’une femme expliquant n’avoir peur de rien, des chercheurs seraient parvenus à identifier l’amygdale comme foyer des peurs chez l’homme. Ainsi, cette zone du cerveau située dans la région antéro-interne du lobe temporal serait responsable du sentiment de peur que nous pouvons parfois ressentir tandis que la responsabilité de cette zone du cerveau n’avait été établie que chez les rats et les singes jusque là. Plusieurs chercheurs se sont ainsi penchés sur le cas d’une femme d’une quarantaine d’années dont l’amygdale a été détruite par une maladie. Depuis, le sujet ne parvient plus à avoir peur, ni même à lire la peur sur le visage d’autres individus.Cette découverte, explique le professeur de neurologie et de psychologie Daniel Tranel, pourrait permettre la mise au point de nouveaux traitements pour les individus souffrant de troubles après des traumatismes psychologiques, comme les soldats revenant de guerre. Des traitements contre l’anxiété pourraient également être mis au point. Et le Dr Tanel d’expliquer à l’AFP : “Les travaux publiés jeudi montrent que des zones spécifiques du cerveau pourraient bien être responsables de ce syndrome. La psychothérapie et les médicaments sont les options actuelles pour traiter le syndrome de stress post-traumatique et ces traitements pourraient ainsi être ajustés ou de nouveaux développés en ciblant l’amygdale”. De son côté, l’Institut national de la santé mentale aux Etats-Unis, estime que 7,7 millions d’individus dans le pays souffriraient d’un syndrome de stress post-traumatique.Le 21 décembre 2010 à 10:55 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Premier Robinson speaks to FCIB services in South Caicos

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, January 24, 2018 – Providenciales – Premier Robinson wishes to inform the residents of South Caicos that as Premier and Minister with responsibility for District Administration, she is aware of First Caribbean International Bank’s decision to cease weekly banking services to customers on South Caicos with immediate effect.Premier Robinson, “We are aware of the announcement made overseas of the Bank’s intention to withdraw its weekly services in South Caicos.  We regret this decision and have written to them asking for a reconsideration of this position and have suggested an alternative to the provision of services under another arrangement.  We are awaiting their response and we will communicate this as soon as we are in receipt of a response.  This challenge has presented itself before many years ago and I invite residents to allow us the opportunity to make representations on the community’s behalf.  We are aware of the challenges that arise from this decision and have outlined them in detail to the Bank citing the risk to business owners, the extreme inconvenience and difficulty that persons who receive welfare or social services checks will now face, and the difficulty overall for public officers and customers generally who have been the beneficiaries of these services since Barclays Bank came to our shores. We hope to reach a quick resolution. ”Hon Sharlene L Cartwright RobinsonPremier & Minister of FinanceThe Turks and Caicos Islands Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Facility strives to treat patients of all sizes

first_imgA Vancouver speciality clinic is equipping itself to better treat larger and heavier patients.PeaceHealth’s Wound Healing Center on Tuesday received a new hyperbaric oxygen chamber designed for bariatric patients. As Americans’ waistlines get bigger, medical facilities — and other types of facilities — are purchasing equipment and modifying structures in order to meet the needs of larger patients.The new hyperbaric chamber at the Wound Healing Center has a diameter of 41 inches and can be used for patients weighing up to 700 pounds. It’s the largest of its type of chamber in the world, and the only one of its size in Oregon and Washington, said Bess Oleksiak, program director at the Wound Healing Center.“It’s pretty special,” she said.The majority of the clinic’s patients can use one of its two standard chambers, which have a diameter of 32 inches and can accommodate patients weighing up to 500 pounds. Some patients, however, can’t fit comfortably in the chamber (even if they weigh less than 500 pounds) or have confinement anxiety, Oleksiak said.Prior to the arrival of the new machine, those patients were referred to Seattle’s Virginia Mason Medical Center, which has a similar piece of equipment that can treat numerous people at once.In the past year, the Wound Healing Center had about 15 patients who couldn’t be treated in Vancouver, Oleksiak said. If patients didn’t want, or couldn’t afford, to drive to Seattle for treatment, they usually went without care. One local woman who was too large for the standard chamber recently had her leg amputated after going without treatment, she said.last_img read more

Fire damages house in Camas

first_imgFire damaged a house in Camas late Thursday night.The fire was reported at 9:30 p.m. at 1531 N.W. Sixth Place, according to emergency dispatch records.Crews from the Camas-Washougal Fire Department arrived on scene to discover a working house fire in a ranch-style home. The fire was reported under control at 9:55 p.m.All the occupants were safe and out of the house according to emergency radio traffic. The house is owned by John and Cindy Armour, according to county property records.last_img

Body found in Columbia River was Battle Ground man

first_imgThe Cowlitz County coroner says a body found floating in the Columbia River at Kalama is that of a Battle Ground man who disappeared last summer.The Daily News of Longview reported the body was identified Wednesday as Jay Michael Jones, 25. He was last seen June 28 when he reportedly fell out of a boat while fishing.The coroner says he drowned. Jones was not wearing a life preserver.last_img

Media MA Heats Up in Q1 2017

first_imgThe first three months of 2017 saw an uptick in M&A deal value across both B2B and consumer media as well as the exhibitions and conferences sector, according to investment bank JEGI’s latest report. In the exhibitions and conferences space, JEGI tracked one less deal than it did in Q1 2016, but the trend of increased deal value continues, up 117 percent in Q1 2017 to $458 million. The major transaction here was Informa’s $133 million acquisition of Yachting Promotions, a series of boat shows, from Active Interest Media, which JEGI represented in the sale. Despite tracking roughly the same number of deals in the B2B media and tech space as the same period last year (26 vs. 25, respectively), JEGI reports that the combined value of those deals more than tripled, from $262 million in Q1 2016 to $899 million in Q1 2017. This was primarily driven by Jira parent company Atlassian’s $425 million purchase of competitive productivity software platform Trello. Another major deal, reports JEGI, was the March sale of Incisive Media’s Insight division to French-based publisher Infopro, for $150 million.center_img The consumer media and technology space saw a similar rise on deal value despite a less-dramatic jump in the number of individual transactions. In Q1 2017, JEGI tracked 66 deals worth a combined $3.52 billion, compared to 54 deals at $939 million over the same period last year. Leading the way was Amazon’s purchase of its biggest competitor in the Middle East and Africa,, for $650 million. Other significant deals included Priceline/Kayak’s $550 million acquisition of Momondo Group, and German-based Hubert Burda Media’s $350 purchase of UK special interest publisher Immediate Media.last_img read more

5 school students electrocuted in Karnataka town

first_imgBengaluru: Five high school students died of electrocution while allegedly trying to remove a flagpole erected for the independence day celebrations at their government-run hostel in Koppal as they came in contact with an overhead power line, police said. Two students got electrocuted first as they came in contact with adjacent power line as they attempted to remove the flagpole from the first floor of the hostel building. Three other students rushed to save the two but all of them died, police said. Also Read – One arrested for firing outside Satna college in Madhya Pradesh Advertise With Us Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa ordered a probe into the tragic incident and announced a relief of Rs 5 lakh each to the kin of the deceased. The hostel was being run at a private building on a rental basis, and all the five were studying in high schools in the district headquarters town, about 350 km from here. The pole had been erected on the first floor of the hostel building for hoisting the national flag. Also Read – Abrogation Of Article 370 Carried Out In Inhuman Way: Urmila Matondkar Advertise With Us Police said they have registered a case and were likely to take legal action against owner of the building, warden of the hostel and local electricity supply company officials. Speaking to reporters here, Yediyurappa said, “I have ordered a probe into the death of five students due to electrocution in Koppal. I have ordered District Deputy Commissioner to give Rs five lakh to each family as compensation.last_img read more

Steam holiday sale starts today ends January 2nd

first_imgIf you’ve been waiting for the right moment to pick up some new PC games then the time has come. Steam just opened up their holiday sale and it’s looking quite good so far.Here are some discounts that are available right now:F1 2010 – 50% offBattlefield Bad Company 2 – 66%Fallout 3 (Game of the Year) – 33%The Deus Ex Collection – 85%LEGO Batman – 75%Peggle & Peggle Nights – 60%Prince of Persia (Franchise) – 75%Portal – 75%F.E.A.R. (Franchise) – 75%Titan Quest Gold – 75%Super Meat Boy – 75%Oddworld’s Oddboxx – 50%In about 19 hours those deals will cycle and new ones will appear, so if you see something that strikes your fancy, you can’t mull over it for a few days.Entire publisher catalogs are available at a discount during the sale. The Bethesda’s games are 25% off and all 1C’s games are 50% off at the moment. (So if you’ve never played King’s Bounty you can get Armored Princess for just $12.49.)And if your game collection is really sparse you don’t have to just get a single game, you can get the best deal possible by picking up a pack. How about the entire 1c game collection for under $75? That makes for a savings of $230 (87% off).In addition to a general sale on games there will also be a daily “Holiday Bonus” on one title, but you’ll only be eligible for this special discount if you own another Steam game. The example they give is today’s deal, where Portal is the bonus title, and you’ll get an extra 10% off that if you happen to own Half-Life 2. Sound simple enough?via Steam Newslast_img read more

NEET qualifiers city doc write to CM over domicile dilemma

first_imgKolkata: Many candidates who have successfully passed the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) this year and a city based doctor have written to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, drawing her attention to the filling up of domicile form, in which it was alleged that outside candidates are getting advantage.It was alleged that according to the pre-counselling and counselling notification organised by the state Health department, candidates from other states are being given advantage only because their parents have domicile here in the state. Whereas, the students appearing for NEET from Bengal have been deprived due to the ‘faulty domicile system’. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsThe students who have sought the Chief Minister’s intervention in this regard are Ahona Majhi, Laxmi Das and Nilanjan Adhikari, all of whom have cleared NEET 2018. It was alleged that many candidates from outside would be given opportunity to study MBBS and BDS courses in the state, as they enjoy domicile as any one of their family members have been staying in Bengal.Multi-domicile system existed during the days when the state government used to conduct the medical entrance examination, but following the introduction of the single level medical entrance examination (NEET) throughout the country, the implementation of the old multi-domicile theory is in question. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedIt may be mentioned here that the Supreme Court had earlier passed an order, cancelling all MBBS and BDS admissions of Madhya Pradesh, asking the state government to prepare a fresh list for admission as per single domicile rule for the state.The students have alleged that the Centre should have told the state government to admit candidates on the basis of the single domicile system, as otherwise the students from the state would be victimised, said Dr Amiya Kumar Maity, who also wrote to the Chief Minister along with the candidates, drawing her attention to the issue.The state Health department is trying to admit candidates on the basis of the old multi-domicile system. Many deserving candidates from Bengal would be denied medical admission, whereas candidates from out of the state would have an advantage only because any of their family members are living here in the state.last_img read more

5 killed in 2 separate road accidents

first_imgKolkata: Five youths were killed in two separate road accidents in the state.In the first incident, three brothers riding a motorcycle were killed in a fatal road accident near Haldia on late Tuesday night. The incident took place on National Highway 41 near Haldia. None of the victims were wearing headgears at the time of accident. The victims have been identified as Seikh Samsur Jaman (32), Seikh Noor Muhammad (30) and Seikh Saheed (35). Police said the bike hit a stationery truck in the Maitimore area. They had to attend a programme at Talpukur area of Haldia. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeWhen the victims were returning home at Tamluk on late Tuesday night, they rammed into a truck from behind. All the three brothers fell on the road. Locals rushed the victims to a nearby hospital where two of them were declared brought dead, while another succumbed to his injuries later at the hospital. After being informed police reached the spot and recovered the motorcycle that was badly damaged in the accident. According to the preliminary investigation, police suspect the victims could not see the truck standing on the road side due to the mist. Police have started a detailed probe to ascertain the exact cause of the incident. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedAs the bike was running at a high speed, it could not be controlled. Police have later sent their bodies for autopsy. It was learnt that the district administration might extend financial benefits to the bereaved family members. In a similar incident two bothers — Aliul Momin (22) and Rahim Momin (20), both residents of Samsergunj in Murshidabad died after their motorcycle they were riding on was hit by a speeding truck on National Highway 34 on Tuesday night. Both the victims were carpenters. They were not wearing headgears, police said. Both of them were declared brought dead by doctors at a local hospital.last_img read more

Amit Shah to address 2 meetings at Cooch Behar Raigunj on March

first_imgKolkata: BJP national president Amit Shah will address two meetings at Cooch Behar and Raigunj on March 30. He will again address a public rally on April 3 in North Bengal. Narendra Modi is likely to address two meetings at Siliguri and Kolkata on April 3, while Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will also address public meetings. However, the time of Modi’s address in the two cities has not yet been finalised. In Raigunj, BJP candidate Nimu Bhowmick got over 2 lakh votes in 2014. There will be a four-way fight in the constituency with Mohammed Salim of CPI(M) and Deepa Das Munshi of Congress will be fighting against Kanaia Lal Agarwal of Trinamool Congress. In 2014, Das Munshi had got 3.15 lakh votes, while Salim had got 3.17 lakh. In Cooch Behar, Paresh Chandra Adhikary, former minister in the Left Front regime, has been nominated by Trinamool Congress.last_img read more

Two Cubans arrested in Cancun on American warrant

first_imgCancun, Q.R. — A man and a woman of Cuban nationality were arrested in Cancun Wednesday after a US request in locating the pair.In response to a request for support from the United States, Mexican federal police arrested the pair who were wanted in the United States on charges of organized crime. The arrest warrant stems from the state of Texas where the duo are wanted for bank fraud.The federal police of the Directorate General of Personnel and Borders of the Division of Regional Security provided support to sheriffs of the US Marshals Service office to arrest the two identified as Jorge N and Leydi N of Cuba.Mexican police found the couple at the Latino Cubano Restaurant of which they owned, on Avenida Uxmal in central Cancun.They were transferred to the office of the PF at the Cancun International Airport for processing. They were later handed over to the National Institute of Migration (INM), who in turn, delivered them to US marshals who will transfer them to Texas.Both were wanted by a Texas court from an arrest warrant that was issued on October 4, 2017.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Halloween is not over yet

first_imgRelated posts:Another culinary trip around the world Fighting for women’s issues with art Slothy Sunday Three days of mountain biking through Costa Rica Missed all Halloween parties last weekend but still in the spirit? Don’t worry, there’s still time. We have some suggestions for you, including events coming up this weekend.Check out the following article to see where you can still party Halloween-style the first weekend of November: Facebook Commentscenter_img Halloween in San José: Where to drink, dance and flaunt your last-minute costumelast_img read more