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CBI grills Kolkata Police chief Rajeev Kumar in Shillong

first_imgSleuths of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) questioned Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar for more than eight hours in connection with the Saradha chit fund scam at the agency’s office in Shillong on Tuesday.Mr. Kumar arrived at the CBI office in the hill town’s Oakland locality in a convoy escorted by the Meghalaya police at 10.45 a.m. He left the office at 7.25 p.m. after what his lawyer Biswajeet Deb termed “sharing of information”.Mr. Deb told newspersons that he was not privy to what transpired in the questioning room as he and two other West Bengal police officers — Kolkata Additional Commissioner of Police Jawed Samim and Deputy Commissioner (Special Task Force) Murlidhar Sharma — who accompanied Mr. Kumar to Shillong, were made to wait in a separate room.Not an accused: lawyerThe trio kept moving in and out of the CBI office situated on a narrow lane, heavily guarded by State police commandos.“He (Mr. Kumar) is not being interrogated as he is not an accused (in the Saradha case) but a witness. He is here to share information. He has cooperated earlier, and he is cooperating now after the Supreme Court order,” Mr. Deb said after the questioning ended.The interrogation is being headed by a 10-member team of CBI officials who came from Delhi, Lucknow and Bhopal. A couple of CBI officers, including the investigating officer of the case, came from Kolkata.A CBI officer, declining to be quoted, said Mr. Kumar would be questioned again on Sunday along with Kunal Ghosh, a journalist-turned-politician and Trinamool Congress MP in the Rajya Sabha.last_img read more

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Curry in Crisis, Bollywood Bored of London

first_imgThe cultural bond between India and the UK is unravelling, thanks to harsher visa rules and Brexit. Related Itemslast_img

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Maxim: EMI-compliant Himalaya solutions for industrial and general-purpose applications

first_img Continue Reading Previous Solid Sands and AbsInt combine tools strengthsNext congatec teams up with OSADL to optimize support for Real-Time Linux Speed time to market and significantly reduce design cycles with EMI-compliant, Himalaya step-down switching converters and power modules from Maxim Integrated Products. These solutions, which comply with CISPR 22 and EN 55022, are ideal for general-purpose applications, including industrial, building automation, factory automation, communications, and consumer electronics.Electromagnetic interference compliance is a mandatory, critical design challenge for end equipment manufacturers. Customers often fail EMI compliance after a design is completed because of the power supply IC, sub-optimal layout, filtering techniques, and component selection. Failing EMI at this late stage requires customers to tweak their design or even start all over again from the beginning. Not only does this lead to long design cycles and jeopardize go-to-market strategy, but it also negatively impacts cost.Maxim’s EMI-compliant, step-down switching converters and power modules are designed with EMI challenges in mind. By reducing or even eliminating redesign, Maxim enables a path to first-time success for customers to achieve faster time to market. These products, which are part of the Himalaya portfolio, avoid cost overruns and enable customers to keep both their GTM schedules and revenue goals on target. They comply with CISPR 22 and EN 55022 Class A and B conducted and radiated EMC emission standards, as well as JESD22-B103/B104/B111 drop, shock, and vibration standards.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components last_img read more

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Materazzi shrugs off Coutinho’s massive fee

first_imgTransfers ‘He’s a huge player’ – Materazzi not surprised by Coutinho’s massive transfer fee Iain Strachan 06:55 1/17/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Coutinho Barcelona presentation Getty Transfers Barcelona Benfica Serie A Primeira Liga Internazionale Liverpool Premier League Primera División Philippe Coutinho The former Liverpool star’s eye-watering price tag did not come as a shock for his ex-Inter colleague Marco Materazzi feels the huge sum Barcelona paid to sign his former Inter team-mate Philippe Coutinho from Liverpool is a simple function of the transfer market.Barca parted with a fee that could reportedly rise to £142million to secure the services of the Brazil international.Materazzi claims he knew the playmaker would be a special talent from their time together at the Nerazzurri. Article continues below 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 And with Paris Saint-Germain having smashed the world transfer record to poach Neymar from Camp Nou for €222m in August, the amounts now being paid to secure the game’s top talents are of little concern to Materazzi.  Speaking to Omnisport about Coutinho, the former Italy international said: “I’ve been lucky enough to play alongside with him when he was just 15 years old and he was doing his first trial for Inter.”I can tell you he [is a] huge player.”Prices always depend [on] the offer and the request. If there’s a team asking that much and there’s another willing to pay that amount, it’s not Marco Materazzi’s problem.”Materazzi also welcomed Inter’s signing of Lisandro Lopez, and backed the defender to make an impact.The San Siro side have brought in the 28-year-old centre-back on loan from Benfica until the end of the season, with an option to make the move permanent.And Materazzi feels the Argentina international could prove to be an effective acquisition as Luciano Spalletti’s team, third in Serie A, seek to qualify for the Champions League.”We are talking about a player with experience, he is a player already made and not a young talent coming out from favelas,” Materazzi said.”He played for Benfica, winning titles. He played several seasons in Champions and Europa League. “It means he is a well-known player and with his experience can help a lot the team to achieve those targets and Inter fans are expecting.”last_img read more

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10 months agoEurope’s biggest alerted as FFP force PSG into Neymar or Mbappe sale

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Europe’s biggest alerted as FFP force PSG into Neymar or Mbappe saleby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveEurope’s biggest clubs are on red alert after it broke on Sunday that Financial Fair Play pressure will force PSG to sell Kylian Mbappe or Neymar in 2019.Mediapart reports PSG will have to pay back around £170m Euros to appease FFP – which means selling one of the stars in 2019.The signings of Neymar for €222 million (£195.8 million) and Mbappe for a reported €180 million (£158.7 million), are believed to have unbalanced the club’s accounts.UEFA are looking into the finances of the French champions and the impact of the signings of Neymar and Mbappe.And PSG could be excluded from the Champions League if they are found to have breached FFP rules.Neymar has been linked with Real Madrid, Barcelona and Manchester United this season. last_img read more

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9 days agoNewcastle owner Ashley makes honest admission to Woodward

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Newcastle owner Ashley makes honest admission to Woodwardby Paul Vegas9 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United owner Mike Ashley knows how he’s seen within the game.The Evening Chronicle says he dubbed himself ‘the most unpopular man in football’ in a meeting with Manchester United supremo Ed Woodward, according to a report.The Magpies recently earned a crucial 1-0 win over the Red Devils earlier this month as Matty Longstaff capped his Premier League debut with the winning goal.The win lifted Steve Bruce’s side out of the relegation zone and relieved the pressure that had been building on the Newcastle manager.The same cannot be said for Ashley, though, with Magpies fans growing tired of his unpopular 12-year reign. last_img read more

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‘Penalty to someone!’ – VAR chaos in Portugal-Switzerland

first_imgVideo assistant referees were once again the subject of controversy on Wednesday in Switzerland’s Nations League semi-final clash with Portugal.Referee Felix Brych was at the centre of a major decision during the game in Porto, as VAR wiped out a Portugal penalty by deeming a foul on Switzerland seconds earlier had warranted a spot kick.Down a goal in the second half, Switzerland had an appeal for a penalty when Nelson Semedo dragged down Steven Zuber in the penalty area, only for the referee to call for play to continue. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Portugal marched down to the other end before earning a penalty of their own as Bernardo Silva was dragged down in the box.However, after consulting VAR, the official determined that the incident involving Semedo and Zuber had indeed been a foul, awarding Switzerland a penalty while wiping away the one earned by Portugal.Ricardo Rodriguez stepped up to bury that shot from the spot, beating Rui Patricio to his right to tie the game at one goal apiece in the 57th minute.Portugal had initially taken the lead in the 25th minute on a free-kick goal from Cristiano Ronaldo.The Juventus star would go on to decide the game, as he scored twice late in the match to complete his hat-trick and give his side a 3-1 win that sees them into the final.GOAL! Switzerland are level after some crazy VAR scenes. Portugal thought they had won a penalty at one end, but the referee checked for a handball at the other 🤯 pic.twitter.com/RO9jqeBh5d— Goal (@goal) June 5, 2019Worth watching the Nations League semi for the strangest VAR moment and a preview of how mental next season will be in the Premier League. #PORvSUI— Ashley Blaker (@AshleyBlaker) June 5, 2019If that VAR call was designed purely to spite Ronaldo then I can get behind it— Tom Victor (@tomvictor) June 5, 2019Switzerland’s penalty was given for a trip in the area, not a handball. But with VAR, who really knows anyway? #NationsLeague pic.twitter.com/YSnux1AqCc— Goal (@goal) June 5, 2019VAR YOU KIDDING ME!?Switzerland ask for a penalty, not given, Portugal get given a penalty up the other end, VAR brings it back and gives the Switzerland penalty, Switzerland score.MAD!!!!! #NationsLeague— JΛKE BUCKLEY 🇦🇺 (@TheMasterBucks) June 5, 2019Penalty for someone. The best VAR ever.— Max Rushden (@maxrushden) June 5, 2019Me trying to figure out this VAR tomfoolery to understand why Switzerland got a penalty and not Portugal in #PORSUI 🙄🇵🇹 pic.twitter.com/8xiC76FejJ— Stephanie (@LIVAUDAIS) June 5, 2019UEFA nations refs be like, I gotta check VAR for this one… pic.twitter.com/aLZQtYOJTz— leonardo (@laryfishsherman) June 5, 2019>Can’t wait for Premier League VAR next season😵😨— Rodney Marsh (@RodneyMarsh10) June 5, 2019Portugal: Did we get the penalty?VAR:#PORSUI pic.twitter.com/nyhQOB8Bt2— Nicolas 🏳️‍🌈 (@nicokont) June 5, 2019Bernardo Silva must be sick of VAR at this point.— SR (@Blissistheone) June 5, 2019last_img read more

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2nd Test: Tom Latham, BJ Watling lead New Zealand to series-leveling win over Sri Lanka

first_img commentary Reuters August 26, 2019UPDATED: August 26, 2019 17:42 IST AP PhotoHIGHLIGHTSNew Zealand (431/6d) beat Sri Lanka (244 & 122) by an innings and 65 runsTom Latham was adjudged player of the match for scoring 154 off 251 ballsBoult, Southee, Patel and Somerville picked 2 wickets each in the final innings for NZNew Zealand skittled Sri Lanka out for just 122 runs in the second innings on Monday, taking a series-levelling victory by an innings and 65 runs on the final day of a rain-hit second Test in Colombo.New Zealand had batted on for five overs in the morning, allowing BJ Watling to complete a century before declaring their first innings closed on 431 for six.That gave the tourists, who lost the opening Test in Galle, a lead of 187 with 91 overs of play left. Their bowlers provided them with the early strikes they needed, reducing Sri Lanka to 32 for five before lunch.The hosts did not have regular captain Dimuth Karunaratne available to open the innings after he suffered a torn quadriceps while fielding on Saturday.He was unable to bat higher than number seven in the second innings, though when he did take to the field, he and Niroshan Dickwella batted resolutely for a 51-run sixth wicket partnership that give Sri Lanka hopes of a draw.Karunaratne eventually fell lbw for 21 to seamer Tim Southee, however, while wicketkeeper Dickwella, who had suffered a finger injury, delayed the inevitable a little longer with a 51.”Lost the toss! (smiles). But a great effort to push for victory and ultimately come out on the winning side. Naturally when the game starts coming so close, and the light’s always a factor here as well this time of the year (you do get tense).”But it was an outstanding effort from the first innings itself. And then the batters scored at a rate that allowed us to move the game forward. Great individual contributions that allowed us to get the win. Deserve to be 1-1.advertisement”Our bowlers bowled really nicely in the UAE as well, but as a collective they got breakthroughs at key moments.”Everybody will gain things personally and as a group our general growth is important. Looking forward to my break, the guys are going for some T20 cricket. The international calendar is busy so the moments you do get some time off to refresh are nice,” NZ skipper Kane Williamson said after the match.Earlier in the day Watling had remained unbeaten on 105, completing his seventh Test century before captain Kane Williamson declared.Rain had allowed just 66 overs on the first two days of the match, and 48 overs on the fourth.Also Read | Sri Lanka vs New Zealand 2nd Test, Day 5 in Colombo: HighlightsFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen scorecard view more view less No data available! graphs advertisement Next 2nd Test: Tom Latham, BJ Watling lead New Zealand to series-leveling win over Sri LankaNew Zealand beat Sri Lanka by an innings and 65 runs in the 2nd Test to level the two-match series 1-1 in Colombo on Monday.last_img read more

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DryShips Bolsters Fleet with Kamsarmax Newbuilding

first_imgzoom Greek shipowner DryShips has taken delivery of its tenth ship so far this year, a 81,300 deadweight tons newbuilding re-sale Kamsarmax drybulk carrier.The newbuilding delivery pushed the company’s Kamsarmax fleet to five ships, which also include four second-hand vessels delivered in the second quarter of 2017.The company inked a deal in April to purchase three Kamsarmax drybulk carriers built in 2014 for USD 68 million. At the time of the announcement, DryShips said it would be using cash on hand to finance the purchase.Another 2014-built 82,129 DWT Kamsarmax drybulk carrier was bought in April for approximately USD 24 million using cash on hand.As informed, the latest fleet addition will be employed in the spot market.Once all deliveries are completed, the company’s fleet will be comprised of 46 vessels, including 22 bulkers, 6 offshore support vessels, comprising 2 platform supply and 4 oil spill recovery vessels, four very large gas carriers, three tankers, and one VLCC.last_img read more

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Domestic air passenger growth up 33 in May

first_imgNew Delhi: Passenger traffic in India’s domestic aviation industry rebounded in May with a year-on-year growth of 3.3 per cent, said an ICRA report on Friday. The rise comes after the industry reported a 4.4 per cent “de-growth” in traffic in April. “This is primarily attributable to the gradual increase in capacity as airlines like SpiceJet started redeploying some of the grounded aircraft of Jet Airways. This has, in turn, resulted in some moderation in the airfares during April 2019 and May 2019. For April-May FY2020, the domestic passenger traffic growth had reported a Y-o-Y de-growth of 0.5 per cent,” it said. According to the report, Indigo and SpiceJet, which together accounted for 62 per cent of the domestic airline industry capacity during April 2019, have added 15 and 25 aircraft, respectively, during April and May 2019, increasing seven per cent and 33 per cent, respectively, over their March 2019 fleet. Kinjal Shah, Vice President and Co-Head, Corporate Sector Ratings, ICRA, said: “While Indigo has announced 30 per cent increase in its capacity in FY2020 (approximately half of which will be for domestic operations), SpiceJet has announced an increase of 80 per cent. As the airlines continue to expand their fleet, resulting in a gradual correction in the demand-supply imbalance and thus a further moderation in airfares, the domestic passenger traffic growth is expected to continue to increase.” In May 2019, all airlines reported a month-on-month improvement in their passenger load factors (PLFs), while on a year-on-year basis, only Air India and GoAir reported an improvement in their PLFs. With capacity expansion planned by various airlines, the industry is likely to start facing pressure on yields and thus profitability, Shah said.last_img read more

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Purchase of 2M by French Jewish Billionaire Revealed to Be Fake

Rabat – A media claim that the Moroccan state-run TV channel 2M would be bought by a Moroccan Jewish billionaire has turned out to be false.On Tuesday,  the Moroccan news outlet Barlamane published what it presented as an exclusive story, saying 2M, which has been facing financial difficulties for years, was to be purchased by French billionaire and media tycoon of Moroccan origin Patrick Drahi.The Casablanca-born businessman, who immigrated to France with his parents at the age of 15, is the owner of the Israeli news group i24News. He also a stakeholder in three major French media outlets: the TV channel BFM, the daily Libération and the weekly magazine L’Express. His fortune is estimated by Forbes to total USD 13 billion in 2017, making him the fifth richest man in France.After Maghreb Intelligence, a website specialized in economic news, also reported the news  on Tuesday, many other Morocco and foreign outlets also wrote about the story.Maghreb Intelligence said that Drahi and the Moroccan government were close to reaching an agreement about buying shares of Soread 2M, the company which owns the TV channel and other affiliated media outlets.The website claimed that 2M’s boss, Salim Cheikh, was set to leave the company. It also added the powerful news director, Samira Sitail, would keep her position for a while during the transition before assuming another one afterwards.However, the news turned out to be a hoax. Arthur Dreyfuss, the spokesperson of Altice, the Netherlands based multinational company founded and headed by Drahi, has denied the claims.Dreyfuss told TelQuel that Barlamane “did not even take the trouble” of getting in touch with them to verify the story.2M started as a private in company when it was launched in 1989, before the Moroccan state bought 68 percent of its shares in 1996.Despite having a large audience in comparison with other state-run TV channels, 2M has been suffering from financial difficulties for years.In 2012, MAD 260 million were allocated by the government to save 2M from bankruptcy.In June the government announced once again that it would inject MAD 220 million to help the company stay afloat.The fact that the company’s problems could not be solved during the last five years has raised serious questions about its management and future. read more

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Decline of the twoweek break as holidaymakers opt for 10 days away

first_imgOne-day holidays across the Channel, often used to pick up alcohol and cigarettes, have collapsed because of the weaker pound and the end of duty-free sales within the EU, the ONS report added.  Elevated view over Stari Grad (Old Town) illuminated at sunrise, Dubrovnik, Dalmatia, Croatia For many a fortnight in the south of France used to be the staple family summer holiday. But the traditional two-week break is in decline as holidaymakers opt for 10-day trips and travel further afield, new figures show. Younger travellers are making the most of their holiday allowance by taking lots of small trips throughout the year – meaning their long summer break has become shorter. Short holidays are becoming more common as travellers take advantage of cheap flights and more flexible package trips. While 14-day holidays abroad have fallen from 5.27m to 3.76m, the number of 10-day breaks increased from 629,241 in 1996 to 2.4m in 2016. Young people do their best to break up the depressing winter months by booking short holidays in January and February – leaving less time for their summer break.Fergal McGivney, technology and travel analyst at Mintel, said: “The trend now is for younger consumers in particular to try and fit in as many holidays as possible, so they have their main holiday in the summer which they supplement with multiple trips throughout the year”. Travel companies say cheap flights mean customers are now less reluctant to go away for short periods. “Ryanair played a big part in this, with their basic model – so instead of offering a BA-type service, they operated a high-volume, no-frills model.  Destinations such as Dubrovnik are accessible thanks to cheap flightsCredit:Doug Pearson/Getty Images Contributor “What they also did was expand the route network to places like Krakow in Poland, so short trips became more affordable,” added Mr McGivney. A ferry of the trans-Channel ferry company SeaFrance is seen berthed in the harbour in Calais, northern France.center_img “Many of these visits were “booze cruises” – journeys across the English Channel to stock up on alcohol and cigarettes – which are no longer as cost-efficient as they used to be. Duty-free sales within the EU ended in 1999, France has been ratcheting up the price of cigarettes since 2000, and in recent years the pound has fallen in value against the euro,” it said. Sean Tipton, of the Association of British Travel Agents, said much of the shift was also down to the expansion of possible destinations and holiday lengths as package providers offered more options. “There’s a much greater spread of options now than there was in the 1990s. Then, when you took a package holiday, you had to opt for 14 or seven days, whereas now there’s much more flexibility,” he said.  This model is now being expanded to long-haul by firms such as Norwegian Air – allowing travellers to go for short hops to the Gulf and USA. Rachel O’Reilly, of travel firm Kuoni, said that direct flights to destinations such as Las Vegas and Dubai meant holidaymakers were going there for as little as five days. “People’s confidence in travel has grown in a generation,” she said. “It’s about people being smarter with the 24 or 25 days of holiday they have.”There are also more weekend breaks. People even do ‘mini-moons’ – where they take one short honeymoon in somewhere like Italy right after they marry, and another, longer trip further afield later in the year.”The ONS data shows that travel to the United Arab Emirates has expanded rapidly, increasing from just 30,000 visits in 1996 to 565,000 in 2016. Meanwhile British visits to France – once the destination of default because of the ease of reaching it by ferry – have fallen from 6.08m in 1996 to 5.56m in 2016.  A trip across the Channel in a ferry is no longer the default optionCredit:PASCAL ROSSIGNOL Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

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Students warned not to rely on dangerous sexual consent apps which risk

first_img“People can change their mind at any stage of a sex encounter. Even if you are part way through intercourse, if someone decides they do not want to carry on they are perfectly entitled to say stop and if the person doesn’t stop it becomes a sexual offence.“How are they going to prove that it was the person who ticked the box? What is to stop them going on to someone else’s phone?” Digitally savvy young men and women risk being lured into a false sense of security Ms Adamson said that the app can give a false impression by reducing a complex area of law to a simple swipe. She warned that apps such as this present a “real danger” for young people, particularly at universities.“That is when people have left home, and they fall into the trap of being a little naive about what is allowed and socially acceptable,” she said.“You can get lured into a sense of what is right and what is wrong. You could end up criminalising someone who isn’t really a sexual predator, but who believed they had consent.”LegalFling requires both individuals to agree to a “legally-binding contract”, which can include elements such as whether or not they will use a condom and that neither has any sexually-transmitted infections. Students have been warned not to rely on “dangerous” sexual consent apps, as experts say that they could leave “naive” youngsters criminalised.Apps such as the recently launched LegalFling – whose creators boasts that it can “verify explicit consent before having sex” and “create a legally binding agreement” – would not hold up in court, according to an expert in criminal law.It is the latest in a series of smartphone apps which promise users that they can be used to demonstrate both parties have consented to sex. Rick Schmitz, CEO of the Ditch company LegalThings and creator of LegalFling, has said with the new app “a simple swipe to consent is enough to legally justify the fling”.But Rachel Adamson, a criminal lawyer at Slater and Gordon, said any such claims are simply “not true”, and risk luring digitally savvy young men and women into a false sense of security.“What they are trying to do is say that they have a defence [against a claim of sexual assault] and that is consent,” she said.“What it doesn’t take into account is someone may say yes on an app, but that doesn’t mean to say that you are obliged to go through with it. Digitally savvy young men and women risk being lured into a false sense of securityCredit:Chris Radburn Earlier this week, a judge criticised police and prosecutors after the case against Oliver Mears, 19, was dropped just days before his trial. Mr Mears, of Horley, Surrey, spent two years on bail accused of raping and assaulting a woman in July 2015 when he was only 17. The app logs the contract and records it on blockchain technology – the same encrypted technology that forms the basis for bitcoin and other secure cryptocurrencies.It is designed to run on both iPhones and Android devices, but it is yet to be accepted onto the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store. LegalFling requires both individuals to agree to a "legally-binding contract" On the Frequently Asked Questions section of LegalFling’s website, “Is it legally binding?” is among the questions.“The application generates a Live Contract, which is a legally binding agreement,” it says. “Just remember, the app is about setting clear rules and boundaries, not breaking them. To which extent the contract holds up in court depends on your country of residence.”Sir Anthony Seldon, vice-Chancellor of Buckingham University, said students who use sexual consent apps “could be opening themselves up to risk”, adding that they present moral as well as legal problems.“Those things that make sex into a commodity are really unhelpful for fulfillment in life,” he said. “It sounds like a terrible idea, the purveyors will make money but will bring misery.“Legally it seems high risky, it is going to always be open to interpretation.  It will make people vulnerable to allegations.”The warnings come after it emerged that a series of blunders led to the collapse of the prosecution of an Oxford University student for rape. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. LegalFling requires both individuals to agree to a “legally-binding contract”Credit: DIETER NAGLlast_img read more

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NBS wrongful dismissal case After 6year wait compensation should be swift

Senior Counsel (SC) Edward Luckhoo who represented former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Maurice Arjoon in the High Court case against his former employer, the New Building Society (NBS), is hopeful that Arjoon will soon be paid the required compensation.Former NBS CEO Maurice Arjoon The former CEO was fired over a decade ago in a matter that stemmed from the Magistrate’s Courts, where he, along with Operations Manager Kent Vincent and Assistant Mortgage Manager Kissoon Baldeo, were all accused of conspiracy to defraud the company of $69 million.An investigation claimed that the fraud was committed in 2006 and the men were fired the next year after it was determined that they were at fault for dereliction of duty, negligence and/or serious misconduct.However, the matter was subsequently dismissed owing to insufficient evidence at the lower court and in 2011, Arjoon had taken his former employer to the Supreme Court to be paid what he believes is owed to him. But the matter dragged on for over five years and was listed for decision on November 29, 2016. It was only after repeated media reports that the Court handed down its ruling on July 17.In Monday’s ruling, Justice Reynolds, in effect, indicated that Arjoon suffered as a result of his wrongful dismissal from the NBS. As such, it was stated that the former CEO should receive financial compensation. Justice Reynolds also explained that Arjoon was entitled to his pension and severance benefits in accordance with provisions as stipulated in the laws of Guyana.While the Court did not say what this figure should be, the plaintiff’s Attorney expressed that the Court should make the calculations rather than leave it up to the opposing side. The respondent’s counsel concurred. The High Court has awarded Arjoon some $200,000 in court costs. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedNBS wrongful dismissal case: Former CEO awarded $79MJuly 20, 2017In “Court”UPDATE: $59.3M cheque made out to Arjoon as several NBS officials detainedJanuary 23, 2018In “Business”Detained NBS officials on bail, Society says it will ‘safeguard’ $59.3M chequeJanuary 24, 2018In “Business” Earlier this week, presiding Judge Brassington Reynolds ruled in favour of Arjoon, who sued his former employer for some $550 million in damages on grounds that he was wrongfully dismissed from his post and for withholding his pension and other benefits.In a brief interview with this publication Luckhoo, SC, related that he has submitted proposals to the Court regarding how much his client should be paid in compensation. It is now left to the Court to compute the amount of damages Arjoon must be awarded. This publication, however, understands that counsel for the respondent, NBS, Ashton Chase, SC, can lodge an appeal against the determined amount.Reports surfaced that the Court was expected to provide a computation of the payments on Tuesday. Responding to concerns over the delay, Luckhoo reasoned that standard court procedures could be responsible for the hold-up. Arjoon, who is reported to be sick, was waiting for the High Court’s decision for almost six years before Justice Reynolds ruled in his favour on Monday.Senior Counsel Edward Luckhoo read more

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Facebooks latest app is offering developing countries free access to Wikipedia and

first_imgRight now, only 15% of people in Zambia have access to the internet. Soon, everyone will be able to use the internet for free to find jobs, get help with reproductive health and other aspects of health, and use tools like Facebook to stay connected with the people they love.The goal of Internet.org is to connect the entire world to the web. Earlier this year, Facebook purchased UK company Ascenta, which builds high-altitude long-endurance (HALE) aircraft.Google also has a similar project called Project Loon, which plans to bring internet connectivity to remote areas using high-altitude, wind and solar powered balloons. Source: Facebook/VimeoRead: Games and box-office movies help Sony post surprise profit >Read: You can now find a plug-in point for your electric car “every 60km” > FACEBOOK HAS MADE no secret of its intention to bring internet access to everyone worldwide, and it’s taken another step towards this goal with the release of a service that offers developing countries free access to basic internet services.The Internet.org app, named after the project of the same name, has launched in Zambia, providing people there with access to basic internet services such as health, education, jobs, Wikipedia, Google as well as Facebook’s own apps, without incurring data charges.Currently, the app is only available on Android, or access it within the Facebook for Android app, and is available to those who use Africa’s mobile service Airtel. The plan is to roll it out to other parts of the world over time.Announcing the news on his own Facebook page, founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg said it’s working with mobile operators around the world to deliver affordable internet access to everyone, and had already helped three million people with access to it.last_img read more

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Westminster attacker was 52yearold Khalid Masood

first_img 38,022 Views THE UK PARLIAMENT attacker has been named as 52-year-old Khalid Masood, according to Scotland Yard.The BBC are reporting Masood was born in Kent and detectives believe he was most recently living in the West Midlands.London’s Metropolitan Police said in a statement that Masood was known by “a number of aliases” and had been living in the West Midlands, which includes the city of Birmingham where there was an armed police raid overnight.In her speech to Parliament today, Theresa May said that the man responsible for yesterday’s attacks had been investigated before, but was a “peripheral” figure.Earlier today the so-called Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack, which has claimed three lives and injured at least twenty others.The IS claim came after armed police arrested eight people in raids linked to yesterday’s attack that left three people dead and sowed panic in the heart of London.“An act of terrorism tried to silence our democracy,” Theresa May told a packed House of Commons, which stood for a minute’s silence in remembrance of the victims of the strike on a symbol of British democracy.© – AFP, 2017Read: British parliament attack: The victimsRead: Islamic State claims responsibility for the Westminster attack Share11 Tweet Email Mar 23rd 2017, 3:38 PM Image: John Stillwell/PA Images Image: John Stillwell/PA Images http://jrnl.ie/3303199 By AFP Thursday 23 Mar 2017, 3:38 PM Short URL 47 Comments Westminster attacker was 52-year-old Khalid Masood Earlier the so-called Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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Bob Sully Sullivan How San Diegans use their credit cards

first_img KUSI Newsroom, Bob ‘Sully’ Sullivan: How San Diegans use their credit cards July 10, 2019 Posted: July 10, 2019 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Radio talk show host Bob ‘Sully’ Sullivan joined Good Morning San Diego to discuss how to handle your credit card debt and the trends that San Diegans are using. last_img read more

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Show special interest for effective implementation of Jal Sakthi

first_imgKadapa: District Collector CH. Harikiran has directed the officials to show special interest for effective implementation of the central government’s prestigious scheme ‘Jal Sakthi Abhiyan’ in the interest of recharging groundwater levels. The collector has inspected ongoing Jal Sakthi Abhiyan works along with central nodal official Suresh at Zilla Parishad High School, Devaraya Nalla Gangamma temple, Devakatla, Metlakatla areas in Sambepalle Mandal on Thursday. Also Read – Rs 65.30lakhs Exgratia paid to deceased family Advertise With Us Speaking the occasion he said that as many as 13 mandals like Vempalle, Vemula, Simhadripuram, Sambepalle, Rajampeta, Pullampeta, Porumamilla, Penagaluru, Obulavaripalle, Lingala, R.Koduru, Kamalapuram, Chinnamandem, were noticed and Jal Sakthi Abhiyan scheme as works were being in progress in that mandals. Central nodal official M.Sursh Kumar said that the aim of the central government is to protect the water by recharging ground water levels in various methods like constructing water pits, recharge constructions at bore wells, development of watersheds, etc works. Also Read – Three of a family commits suicide at Amalapuram in East Godavari Advertise With Us On this occasion, Sambepalle ZP high school students submitted a memorandum to the collector appealing to sanction funds for the construction of Compound wall, Additional classrooms, washrooms. Responding to their plea collector directed the officials to immediately prepare estimation of proposed constructions. District Water Management Project Director C.Hariharanath, APD M.Suresh and others were present.last_img read more

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A helpless mothers plea

first_imgNorth South University teacher Mubashar Hasan has been missing since 7 November.North South University teacher Mubashar Hasan has been missing since 7 November. It’s been almost a month, but the law enforcement could not make any headway in finding him. His mother has written an open letter, which Mubashar’s sister has then posted on her Facebook. The text of the letter is as follows:Whenever a car slows down in front of our home, my heart leaps with hope that this might be him. He’ll come out from the car and look up to ask money for rent. How will he come home? Will he take Uber or CNG? I will run downstairs shouting with joy. My agonizing knee pain will evaporate in minutes.But no, my dream isn’t coming true.He had that one set of cloths that he was wearing. It’s been 28 days now. I’ve ironed his cloths. Winter is a difficult season for him. I took out his warm cloths and put them in sunlight to refresh them. Every day I make his bed and clean all the furniture of his room.Having Neem tree at home is good for health. The Neem tree that I planted under his balcony grew up to touch the roof. But he is the air blowing though leaves of that tree can’t touch him now.His absence has made us all depressed. Relatives, friends are there for us. I’m known for my hospitality and friendliness but now I feel detached from everyone. They all have one question and I also have one same old answer.- NO THERE’S NO INFORMATION ABOUT HIMMubashar’s happiest day of the week would be those days when little Ariyana comes to our home. Her childish playfulness brightens up the house. She’d feed the birds and try to catch the cat’s tail. Her innocent mischievous giggle echoed like music in our home. Mubashar looked like the happiest man alive those days.I don’t know if anyone has abducted him or not. But if anyone has kept him, please trust me, such an amiable person like him couldn’t think of hurting anyone even in his worst nightmare. I’m not saying this cause he is my son. The nationwide plea launched for finding him proves my statement true. I’d like for you to know that I pray from the core of my heart for those who (if) has kept him. May Allah bless you with the opportunity to be with your loved ones. So that no one else has to feel the tormenting agony we go through every day.A different kind of fear haunts me these days. As if death has chosen this alley of ours for this season. Few months back one of our neighbor passed away. About ten days ago, another neighbor took her last breath. Is it now our turn?In Sha Allah, he’ll be back. But will we (his parents) be alive to see that day?I’ve stopped wiping the never-ending stream of tear off my eyes. In front of guests I freshen up but there’s the same old answer for everyone- NO THERE’S NO INFORMATION ABOUT HIMPainful exhalations rip through his father’s heart, I fail to hide my tears and his sister has fallen victim of depression.Isn’t there anyone in this whole wide world who can help this frustrated family of ours?Can anyone bring my son back to me?Mubashar’s Momlast_img read more

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Watch Parents Community Leaders Share Whats On Their Wish List For Houston

first_img Share X An out-of-the-box thinker. Someone who’s bilingual. A leader who unites and inspires. The wish list for Houston’s next permanent superintendent continues to grow, as the district holds community meetings this week.The Houston Independent School District is searching for a permanent leader, since the last superintendent, Richard Carranza, left abruptly almost a year ago. The school board hopes to select a finalist by the end of April. At one community meeting in Houston’s East End Tuesday, community leaders and a few parents shared their thoughts.Tish Ochoa, whose 6-year-old daughter attends HISD, said that the past two years have given her whiplash with all the changes in policy and leadership in HISD.“So, I’m looking for a superintendent who is calm and capable and who is accessible to the public and who can reassure the public that HISD is a strong district and that it’s a district that’s here to stay,” Ochoa said.– / 2Another mom, Laura Cervantes, stressed that she wants a superintendent who is bilingual, has teaching experience and cares about special education. Cervantes explained that for herself and many other moms at her daughter’s school, Spanish is their first language.“Like 80 percent of the mothers and the children are Hispanic and like 70 percent of them speak only Spanish, that’s why it will be very important si habla español,” Cervantes said.HISD Board President Diana Dávila said the board will review all the community input in February to create a candidate profile. As for what she’d like to see in the next leader: “I’m going to agree with the community — student achievement, student achievement.”“We are here to serve the children,” Dávila said. “We’re going to make sure every child here gets the proper services.”The district’s former chief academic officer, Grenita Lathan, is currently serving as interim superintendent, though some board members would like to see her hired as the permanent leader. Some tension about the unexpected departure of former Superintendent Richard Carranza surfaced at the meeting, as some leaders pressed the district’s consultant, Hank Gmitro, on their other searches and tenure. 00:00 /00:51 Listen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code:last_img read more

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