Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister says he wont follow Ontario cannabis model

first_imgWINNIPEG – Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister signalled Monday that the province’s private sector will be involved in the distribution of marijuana when recreational use is legalized next July.Pallister said details of the provincial plan to govern cannabis would be released Tuesday. He rejected earlier statements from the Manitoba Government and General Employees’ Union that sales should be done exclusively through government-run stores.Pallister said there will be some sort of a “hybrid option” — public-sector regulation and distribution combined with private-sector delivery — that could take business away from the existing black market.“People want to have access and selection and customer service, and these are things the private sector has developed a reputation for,” Pallister said.“Our plan … will protect Manitobans and also help us to make sure that we’re getting the gangs out of this business as fast as we can.”The premier said Manitoba will not follow Ontario’s plan to establish stand-alone government-run stores offering a set price.Pallister’s Progressive Conservative government asked for expressions of interest in July from potential cannabis producers and vendors. Tuesday’s announcement is expected to reveal the overall structure of sales and regulation. Some of the finer details are to be worked out later.The Opposition New Democrats have called on the government to ban private cannabis retailers in Winnipeg and other communities large enough to have government-run liquor stores, at least initially.The NDP, as well as public-sector union leaders, says workers in government-run stores are best qualified to ensure pot is sold responsibly and according to whatever rules are laid out.Manitoba’s alcohol sales are already mixed. Government-run stores in cities offer the full range of beer, wine and hard liquor. There are many private beer vendors, usually in hotels, and a small number of private wine stores. In some small rural communities, private vendors sell the full range of alcohol.Pallister has said the provinces are being rushed to come up with rules for marijuana sales in time for the federal government’s July 1 deadline.Like Ontario, New Brunswick has said it will use a Crown corporation model, and a legislature committee has recommended the minimum age at 19.Alberta is setting the minimum age at 18 to align with the legal age for drinking in that province. It has not decided if it will allow marijuana to be sold through government-run or private outlets.last_img read more

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Canadian so grateful to be back in BC after eightmonth detention in

first_imgVANCOUVER — A Canadian man says he wrote a diary on the walls of his cell in Syria every day to keep his mind busy as he wondered whether anyone knew where he was.Kristian Baxter of Nanaimo, B.C., was held in Syrian prisons for eight months after visiting the war-ravaged country as a tourist last December.The 45-year-old landed in Vancouver today after being released earlier this week due in part to Lebanese mediation.Baxter says in an interview that he hasn’t slept for three days but is thrilled to be home and “so grateful” for every government official, diplomat, negotiator and lawyer who helped get him back to Canada.He declined to speak about details of his arrest or conditions of detention.A warning against travel to Syria has been in place since the war broke out in the Middle Eastern country in 2011 and Canada does not have an embassy in the country.Lebanon’s General Security Chief Abbas Ibrahim said at a news conference in Beirut yesterday that Baxter was detained for what Syrian authorities considered a “major violation” of local laws, adding that authorities there may have considered the incident security related.Amy Smart, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Dan Reynolds Of Imagine Dragons Joins AntiSmoking Campaign

first_imgImagine Dragons frontman Dan Reynolds is fronting a new anti-smoking PSA.Video: Worth More | Dan Reynolds | :30 Report l truthThe singer has joined with youth smoking prevention organization truth for the Worth More campaign.“They’re taking someone who is already set up to have a difficult life ahead of them, and putting them back even 10 steps further. It’s just heartless,” Reynolds told Billboard, referring to tobacco companies. “I grew up worshiping Bob Marley and Kurt Cobain and the posters were all over my walls, and I feel like a lot of these musicians who’ve passed on, I can’t speak on their behalf, but I think a lot of them if they could…would do all that they could to change the face of this industry as one of substance abuse. I’m down for everything else with rock and roll — the spirit of it, the sex of it, I love everything about [it], except the drug use. And cigarettes seem to go hand in hand with rock and roll aesthetically, and this needs to change. This needs to stop.”To find out more about the campaign, click here.last_img read more

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Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Health care. Down three cents, or 0.32 per cent, to $9.47 on 26.8 million shares.Encana Corp. (TSX:ECA). Energy. Down six cents, or 0.74 per cent, to $8.06 on 11 million shares.Aphria Inc. (TSX:APHA). Health care. Up 88 cents, or 7.91 per cent, to $12 on 9.9 million shares.Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Industrials. Up two cents, or one per cent, to $2.02 on 8.8 million shares.Enbridge Inc. (TSX:ENB). Energy. Down $1.06, or 2.19 per cent, to $47.24 on 8.7 million shares.Manulife Financial Corp. (TSX:MFC). Up 36 cents, or 1.73 per cent, to $21.15 on 4.8 million shares. The Canadian Press Companies reporting:Shopify Inc. (TSX:SHOP). Up $2.54 or 1.1 per cent to $232.37. Shopify’s loss narrowed in the fourth quarter as it began powering provincial and private marijuana e-commerce offerings and continued its push to grow its merchant base. The e-commerce software company reported Tuesday a fourth-quarter loss of US$1.5 million compared with a loss of US$3 million in the same quarter a year earlier. The quarter was the first to include the legal sale of recreational cannabis in Canada. Molson Coors Brewing Co. (TSX:TPX.B). Down $5.10 or 5.8 per cent to $82.90. Molson Coors plans to continue focusing on offering more premium and innovative drinks, including a soon-to-be launched line of cannabis-infused beverages, as it grapples with declining beer demand in North America. The company must accelerate premiumization of its portfolio and innovation agenda, CEO Mark Hunter said during a conference call with analysts Tuesday. Some of the company’s innovation efforts, including cannabis-infused beverages. The company also restated its financial results for 2016 and 2017 due to income tax accounting errors.DHX Media Ltd. (TSX:DHX). Down 33 cents or 13.25 per cent to $2.16. DHX Media reported a $17.9-million loss attributable to its shareholders for its second quarter, as a change in foreign exchange rates affected the carrying value of its debt and revenue fell. The loss amounted to 13 cents per share for the three months ended Dec. 31, which compared with a year-earlier profit of $7.4 million or six cents per share. Revenue fell four per cent to $117.0 million from $121.9 million in last year’s comparable quarter. Some of the most active companies traded Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (15,642.10, up 73.25). read more

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Sudan top envoy welcomes withdrawal of groups from disputed area

Ashraf Qazi, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative, said that with this move, the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) have left the local Joint Integrated Units – combining forces of both parties – as the only military force in the town.Last May, deadly fighting broke out in Abyei, which led to the destruction of much of the town and the sudden displacement of tens of thousands of residents. The following month, an agreement was reached on a road map seeking to restore stability to the region, spurring civilians who had fled as a result of the violence to start to return.Mr. Qazi today voiced hope that progress made on the withdrawal from Abyei will opent he door to other advances in implementing this road map, including the funding of the Abyei Area Administration.“This shows how much the parties can do when they work together as partners,” he said. “This kind of cooperation can serve as a model as we tackle the remaining challenges ahead.”The envoy lauded the parties for their efforts to keep the arbitration process on track, noting that this shows the potential for progress in putting all elements of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) into place.That pact was signed in January 2005, ending the 21-year war between the SAF and the SPLA that killed at least two million people and displaced 4.5 million others. 12 March 2009The top United Nations envoy to Sudan today welcomed the withdrawal of the last remaining forces of two groups from the disputed town of Abyei, which lies in an oil-rich area close to the boundary between the vast African nations’ north and south. read more

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UN neutral in next years southern Sudan referendum Ban stresses

“The Secretary-General made clear that the United Nations would work to support the parties in their efforts to ‘make unity attractive’ as well as the exercise by the people of Southern Sudan of their right to self-determination in a referendum,” his spokesperson said in a statement.Mr. Ban has also stressed that the world body will endeavour to avoid any “potential negative consequences” following the referendum.Next year’s vote is among the key milestones of the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA), the pact between the National Congress Party (NCP) and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) that ended the long-running north-south civil war.“Any suggestion that the United Nations may have taken a position that may pre-judge the outcome of such a referendum is incorrect,” today’s statement emphasized.Nearly 17 million people across the country are estimated to register to vote in elections in April, the first multi-party democratic ballot for decades.On top of the referendum on Southern Sudan, next year will also witness a referendum on the future of the disputed oil-rich area of Abyei. Last year, the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague shifted some of the borders of Abyei, leaving control of the Heglig oil field with the national Government in Khartoum.Over the weekend, the Secretary-General told the African Union (AU) summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, that “time is of the essence” for Sudan in light of the elections and referenda scheduled in the near future. 2 February 2010The United Nations has taken no position on next year’s referendum on independence for southern Sudan, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon underscored today as he refuted recent media reports to the contrary. read more

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Ryan Van Rooyen handed over to Weligama Police

Ryan Van Rooyen and four others were deported from Dubai and were detained on arrival in Sri Lanka yesterday. Over the past few days most of them were deported to Sri Lanka and detained at the Katunayake airport. (Colombo Gazette) Ryan Van Rooyen was among several people arrested with notorious underworld leader Makandure Madush at a hotel in Dubai in February. Actor Ryan Van Rooyen who was detained at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) yesterday was handed over to the Weligama Police today.The Police then produced him before a Magistrate and the Magistrate ordered that he be remanded till April 11. read more

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In fight against child mortality UNICEF chief urges doctors to address root

“We are at a stage where we cannot make major reductions in child and maternal mortality through initiatives in the health sector alone,” UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Executive Director Carol Bellamy told more than 7,000 paediatricians gathered for their quadrennial convention this week in Cancun, Mexico, including the heads of dozens of national paediatric associations. “To reach these crucial goals, enlightened political leadership is necessary. Leadership that is willing to recognize underlying causes and take appropriate steps to confront them,” she added. She called on paediatricians to advocate reforms and attitude changes that break patterns of discrimination and enable health efforts to reach the unreached. “Paediatricians can make a difference by speaking out not only about the symptoms but also about the causes of these avoidable deaths and lost human potential,” she said. Arguing that to make lasting progress in child survival, partners involved in the effort must understand that a healthy childhood has many facets, Ms. Bellamy noted that perhaps no health practitioners understood this better than paediatricians.”You know that an immunized child who is beaten or abused is not a healthy child,” she said. “You know that a healthy child who never goes to school will not stay healthy for long. You know that intelligent children who are marginalized because of prejudice will never reach their potential. And you know that keeping a child alive, healthy, well-nourished, and protected is not a job for Health Ministries alone.” read more

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Serbia continues dialogue on Kosovo seeks integration into EU Prime Minister tells

“I take this opportunity to underline that national priority of the Republic of Serbia is reaching political solution to the issue of Kosovo and Metohija,” said Mr. Vucic during the Assembly’s annual debate.By defending its sovereignty and territorial integrity, Serbia defends not only international law, the UN Charter and the supreme authority of the UN Security Council in maintaining international peace and security, but also its national and historical identify, he added.Unilateral actions seriously threaten to jeopardize international order and serve as a cautionary tale for other regions facing similar attempts of secession and change of internationally recognized state borders.Economic and social development cannot be achieved without decisively confronting with security challenges of the modern world, he said, warning that Serbia is located in a region that has strong centres used for affirmation of aggressive ideology of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and other terrorist and extremist organizations, including recruitment and sending foreign terrorist fighters to crisis spots.“Territory of the Autonomous Province of Kosovo and Metohija is a particular challenge; foreign terrorist fighters’ phenomenon is very visible there. Observed in percentage compared to the number of inhabitants, Kosovo Albanians are the most represented in [ISIL],” he said.Serbia gives special importance to activities of the UN Mission in Kosovo and Metohija, he said, underlining the status-neutral presence of the Mission. Creating the conditions for the sustainable return of those displaced from Kosovo and Metohija is a key element of the reconciliation process, he explained.Unfortunately, he said, even 17 years after the end of conflict and despite many years of the international community’s presence, there are no conditions in Kosovo for undisturbed and sustainable return of internally displace persons. For the past 17 years, only 1.9 per cent managed to achieve sustainable return, and there are still about 204,000 displaced persons within Serbia, he added.Serbia will continue the dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina in the interest of regional stability and better Serbian-Albanian relations, he stressed. Serbia attaches a significant importance to implementation of the 2030 Agenda and has formed interdepartmental working group in charge of implementation of the Agenda, and will start the process of updating national sustainable development strategy and its financing. Serbia is carrying out a series of reforms with an eye toward integration into the European Union, he said. read more

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Brayden Point scores in OT Lightning edge Panthers 54

SUNRISE, Fla. — Brayden Point scored a power-play goal 3:12 into overtime and the Tampa Bay Lightning overcame a 4-1 deficit to beat the Florida Panthers 5-4 on Saturday night.Point took a pass from Nikita Kucherov across the front of the crease to the left side and flipped it past James Reimer. Tampa Bay improved to 19-7-1, a point ahead of Toronto for the overall NHL lead.Kucherov had a goal and two assists, and Cedric Paquette, Mathieu Joseph and Alex Killorn also scored. Louis Domingue made 24 saves, and Steven Stamkos recorded an assist to help the Lightning improve to 3-0 against the Panthers this season.Evgenii Dadonov and Jonathan Huberdeau each had a goal and an assist, and Frank Vatrano and Aleksander Barkov also scored for the Panthers. Reimer stopped 34 shots.The Panthers have gone to overtime in four of their past five games.The Lightning tied it 4 on a goal credited to Paquette. With traffic in front of the crease, the puck bounced off the skate of Florida’s Dryden Hunt and into the net with 8:19 left in the third.The Lightning trailed 4-1 in the second before mounting their comeback.Joseph cut it to 4-2 when he one-timed a pass from Kucherov at 13 minutes of the second.Kucherov’a shot from the right circle during a power play made it 4-3 with a minute left in the second.Huberdeau stretched the Panthers lead to 3-1 on a breakaway after he beat Domingue from in front 2:11 into the second. Huberdeau has eight points over the past four games.Dadonov’s power-play goal during a 5-on-3 put the Panthers ahead 4-1. Keith Yandle passed from the slot to Dadonov to the right of the crease and poked in the puck at 8:04 of the second. Yandle recorded his 400th NHL assist on the play.The Panthers scored two goals in 11 seconds to take a 2-0 lead in the first. Vatrano’s shot from above the right circle beat Domingue at 10:23 to make the score 1-0.Barkov made it 2-0 when he flipped the puck over Domingue from in front.Killorn closed the score to 2-1 when he one-timed a pass from Mikhail Sergachev between Reimer’s glove and the post at 11:18 of the first.NOTES: Huberdeau has five consecutive multi-point games, second in Panthers franchise history to Pavel Bure (7 GP in 2000-01). … Lightning D Ryan McDonagh returned after leaving the game against Buffalo on Thursday with an upper-body injury. … Kucherov has 20 points (4 goals, 16 assists) on a nine-game points streak, the longest by a Lightning player this season. … Stamkos has more goals (30), assists (31) and points (61) against Florida than against any other NHL team.UP NEXT:Lightning: At New Jersey on Monday night.Panthers: Host Boston on Tuesday night.___More AP NHL: https://apnews.com/tag/NHL and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsPaul Gereffi, The Associated Press read more

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Robert Hedin until 2014 at Norwegian bench

← Previous Story Yeliz Ozel signed contract with Oltchim Valcea! Next Story → History! Russia will miss WC for the first time! A coach of Norwegian national team, Robert Hedin (44) prolonged his contract with Federation until 2014. That came as a expression of satisfaction with his work after Norway easily beat Lithuania in WC qualification round (27-19 and 24-21) in both matches. His current contract was until 2012, but after a new success (at EURO 2010, Norway was 7th) it has become clear that cooperation extended. read more

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BlackBerry Curve RIM dévoile trois nouveaux modèles

first_imgBlackBerry Curve : RIM dévoile trois nouveaux modèlesAprès avoir sorti cinq smartphones début août (voir notre article), RIM s’apprête à enrichir sa gamme BlackBerry Curve de trois nouveaux modèles. Baptisés 9350, 9360 et 9370, ils seront tous dotés de BlackBerry OS 7.  RIM vient de dévoiler sur son site Internet trois nouveaux smartphones dont la firme canadienne annonce le prochain lancement. Tous de la gamme Curve, les modèles 9350, 9360 et 9370 offrent des caractéristiques similaires, à commencer par la plateforme qui les anime, le BlackBerry OS 7.À lire aussiNomophobie : traitement, symptômes, qu’est-ce que c’est ?Situés en entrée de gamme, les trois smartphones sont en outre tous dotés d’un écran 2,4 pouces (480 x 360 pixels), d’un processeur 800 MHz, 512 Mo de mémoire vive, d’un appareil photo numérique 5 mégapixels, d’une puce NFC, qui permet la communication entre différents terminaux, et d’un navigateur web plus performant optimisé pour les contenus en HTML5. Côté mémoire, le Blackberry Curve 9370 offrira 1 Go de ROM contre 512 Mo pour les modèles 9350 et 9360.Les smartphones devraient être disponibles dans les jours à venir au Canada, puis dans le courant du mois de septembre dans le reste du monde. Mais RIM ne donne pour l’heure pas d’indication quant à leur prix, si ce n’est qu’ils seront “accessibles”.Le 24 août 2011 à 17:32 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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CES 2012 Archos 35 Home Connect un réveilmatin fonctionnant sous Android

first_imgCES 2012 : Archos 35 Home Connect, un réveil-matin fonctionnant sous Android Le Home Connect d’Archos est un réveil-matin tournant sous une base Android. Au menu, toutes les fonctionnalités des réveils les plus évolués, comme la radio, la météo, le trafic en temps réel, la visioconférence, les news, le sport, les films ou même les réseaux sociaux.Android sert à tout ! Après le téléphone fixe basé sur le système de Google, c’est un réveil matin qui l’adopte. L’Archos 35 Home Connect a sûrement été imaginé par des programmeurs Android, épuisés au point de ne plus pouvoir se lever le matin. Avec la webcam intégrée, chacun pourrait même avoir le plaisir de voir le visage de son boss lui crier dessus s’il ne s’est pas présenté assez tôt ce matin. À lire aussiAngry Birds Star Wars : le jeu débarque sur iOS et Android L’appareil semble solide et plutôt design, capable d’être attrapé rageusement et jeté contre un mur, mais ce n’est pas conseillé tout de même, avec un appareil à 149 dollars (117 euros). Les boutons de volumes sont tactiles. La transmission des données passe par le WiFi, qui a une portée satisfaisante. Le market android classique n’est pas compatible, mais Archos propose son propre market, Appslib, avec pas moins de 30.000 applications  adaptées pour l’appareil. L’année dernière au CES, Sony avait présenté son Dash, un réveil multimédia tout à fait du même gout. Il s’est à présent bien installé dans les foyers, et il reste à savoir si le bébé d’Archos parviendra à se faire une place.Le 15 janvier 2012 à 11:15 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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American Soybean Association Seeks Candidates for Soy Scholarship

first_imgThe American Soybean Association (ASA) wants to give a scholarship to a high school senior interested in pursuing agriculture.The Soy Scholarship is a $5,000 one-time award presented to a high school senior who plans to pursue agriculture as an area of study at any accredited college or university in the 2018-19 academic year. The scholarship is managed by ASA and made possible through a grant by BASF Corporation. High school seniors may apply online Sept. 11-Nov. 20, 2017.  Click here to apply. The scholarship is awarded in $2,500 increments (one per semester) for the 2018-19 school year. The student must maintain successful academic progress and be in good standing with the college or university to receive the full amount of the scholarship.Final selection will be made in early December during the ASA Board meeting. The student will be notified mid-December, with an official announcement made during Commodity Classic in Anaheim, Feb. 27 – March 1, 2018.In addition to the scholarship, BASF will provide the winner and one parent or guardian with a trip to attend Commodity Classic in Anaheim, Calif., where they will receive special recognition at the BASF booth on Tuesday and the ASA Awards Banquet on Wednesday night of Commodity Classic. Click here for more details!last_img read more

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Elementary school in MiamiDade temporarily evacuated

first_imgMIAMI SHORES, FLA. (WSVN) – An elementary school in Miami Shores was temporarily evacuated, Monday morning.According to Miami-Dade Fire Rescue, Hubert O’ Sibley Elementary School was briefly evacuated after reports of a gas leak.Crews investigated and gave the all-clear, but a second call was received after a student fell due to unrelated reasons.Fire rescue crews checked on the student and determined she did not need to go to the hospital.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Brawl at birthday celebration sparks petition to close Illinois party venue

first_imgNORRIDGE, Ill. (WSVN) — Thousands of people have signed a petition to close an Illinois party venue after a a video of a weekend brawl at a birthday celebration went viral.Video shows at least four adults fighting in front of staff and children at the Go Bananas party venue in Norridge, Illinois. One woman is seen grabbing a mop to use as a weapon, and a trash can is also seen being thrown twice during the incident.No arrests were reported, and the cause of the brawl is unknown.However, according to the Chicago Tribune, this is not the first time a fight has broken out at the venue. Between April 2015 and May 2016, police were called to the business nearly 30 times for a host of reasons, including battery, fighting, theft and counterfeit currency.An online petition has since been started seeking to close the business.“We have to come together as a community to do what we can to put an end to the amount of violence that is pouring into our neighborhoods, especially at a children’s facility,” the petition reads.As of Thursday morning, the petition has received over 4,400 signatures. Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Jaipal Reddy fondly remembered

first_imgHyderabad: Several speakers condoled the death of Congress senior leader and former Union Minister S Jaipal Reddy and lauded his contribution to the country. Participating in a condolence meeting organised by the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, Osmania University, in honour of Jaipal Reddy, who belonged to the 1964-1965 Bachelor of Journalism batch, Mohan Guruswamy, eminent columnist and a student leader then, fondly remembered Jaipal Reddy. He said Jaipal Reddy was like a teacher and a guru to him. Also Read – Non-bailable warrant to Congress leader Renuka Chowdhury Advertise With Us Senior journalist J V Lakshman Rao said Jaipal Reddy said the departed Congress leader had inspired him. “His speeches were so impressive that we used to compare his speeches with those of the Vice-Chancellor. He followed American politics very keenly and stated that we need to learn from the US as it met with success.” K Ramchandra Murthy, former Editorial Director of Sakshi Group, recalled: “when the Andhra Pradesh bifurcation bill was being debated in Rajya Sabha on the last day of three sessions, I was at residence of Jaipal Reddy in Delhi, along with other friends. I am privy to the information that he was instrumental in getting the Bill passed in the Lok Sabha through his wide contacts. Also Read – Hyderabad: Wall collapse in Kukatpally damages four cars Advertise With Us Professor K Nageshwar said Jaipal Reddy had traits of a true journalist and was an eloquent speaker. Listening to him would be a feast of knowledge, he said and added that “whenever he called me, I used to listen to him more and speak less. We had lengthy discussions from politics to demonetisation.” Professor Ch Gopal Reddy, Registrar, Osmania University and Professor K Stevenson, Head, Department of Journalism and Mass communication were also present.last_img read more

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ED may recover fraudulently gained wealth from Chanda Kochhar and family

first_img IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:00/0:44Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-0:44?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … The RBI is reportedly likely to infuse Rs 1 trillion into the economy Finance Minister Arun Jaitley with Chanda Kochhar on May 2, 2017. The Enforcement Directorate claims to have evidence of fraudulent gains by the Kochhar familiy.IANSThe Enforcement Directorate (ED) is planning to recover from ICICI Bank former chief Chanda Kochhar and family nearly Rs 400-crore kickbacks it thinks emanated from the Rs 3,200 crore Videocon loan scam, media reports say. This follows the reported finding that the money that the bank sanctioned was allegedly routed to the firms of Deepak Kochhar, the husband of Chanda Kochhar.Investigators have unearthed evidence that Deepak Kochhar’s  NuPower Renewables received at least Rs 380 crores from Venugopal Dhoot’s Videocon Group and Nishant Kanodia’s First Holdings when Chanda Kochhar was heading the ICICI Bank, according to sources. The Economic Times reports that the ED is probing at least two instances of quid pro quo. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), meanwhile, has sought more documents from ICICI Bank connected to Rs 1,875-crore loans given to the Videocon Group during the tenure of Chanda Kochhar, officials told a news agency.The officials refused to give details about the nature of documents as the agency was at a crucial stage of determining points on which it may call Chanda Kochhar, her husband Deepak and Dhoot, all named as suspects in the CBI FIR, for questioning. The CBI has not issued a notice to any of the accused in the FIR for questioning so far, the sources said.The CBI, which has taken flak for the flight abroad of several high-profile economic offences fugitives, has issued a lookout circular against the Kochhars and Dhoot to prevent them from leaving the country and is keeping a track of their movements, they said. A lookout notice is an intimation to immigration authorities at all the ports of exit to alert the investigation agency in case the subjects of the notice try to exit the country. Chanda Kochhar at an ICICI Bank function. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has issued a lookout notice against the Kochhar family and Venugopal Dhoot of the Videocon Group over the loan scam.ReutersChanda Kochhar was on the sanctioning committees deciding on two loans – Rs 300 crore to Videocon International Electronics on August 26, 2009, and Rs 750 crore to Videocon Industries Limited on October 31, 2011, the FIR has alleged.According to the complaint, the loans were issued in alleged violation of policies laid down and the bank regulations. Most of these loans became non-performing assets over the course, causing a loss of Rs 1,730 crore to the bank, it alleged.The Reserve Bank of India (RBI), which has drawn criticism for an increase in banks’ non-performing assets over the past several years, has said the law will take its course in this case.The opposition led by Congress president Rahul Gandhi has targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government for alleged protection of economic offenders. Meanwhile, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley called the investigative agencies decision to file FIR against Chanda Kochhar as ‘investigative adventurism’ and ‘megalomania’.center_img Closelast_img read more

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Family Sues Texas Officer Department In 15yearolds Death

first_imgParker County Sheriff’s Office via APThis photo provided by the Parker County Sheriff’s Office shows Roy Oliver. Oliver, a Texas police officer, faces a murder charge in the shooting of a teenager after being fired earlier in the week over the incident, authorities said Friday, May 5, 2017. Oliver fired a rifle at a car full of teenagers leaving a party April 29, killing 15-year-old Jordan Edwards.The family of a black 15-year-old shot and killed by a white suburban Dallas police officer has sued the officer and his department, accusing the department of inadequately training the officer and ignoring warning signs that he was prone to erratic behavior.Jordan Edwards’ funeral was Saturday, one week after he was shot dead in a vehicle leaving a house party in Balch Springs, Texas. According to the Edwards family’s lawyers, Officer Roy Oliver fired his rifle at the vehicle as it was driving away, piercing a passenger-side window and striking Edwards.Oliver was fired last week and arrested on a murder charge.The lawsuit, filed Friday, says police should have known Oliver had “exhibited a pattern of escalating encounters with the public,” including a prosecutor’s complaint about his aggressive behavior detailed in personnel records. The complaint said prosecutors had a hard time getting Oliver to attend a trial and used language vulgar enough that one prosecutor sent an intern out of the room. Oliver received a 16-hour suspension over the complaint.But the lawsuit also blames Balch Springs Police Chief Jonathan Haber and the department for having “failed to provide adequate training to Oliver on appropriate methods and techniques to control situations similar to the one” that occurred on the night of April 29, when police were called to investigate underage drinking at a chaotic house party with dozens of teenagers.APThis undated family photo provided by Edwards family attorney Lee Merritt shows Jordan Edwards, left, posing for a photo with his father, Odell Edwards. The family of the black teenager shot and killed by a white police officer while riding in a vehicle leaving a party wants criminal charges filed against the officer, who was fired for violating department policies during the shooting. Balch Springs police Officer Roy Oliver was fired three days after 15-year-old Jordan Edwards’ death. (Courtesy of Lee Merritt/Edwards family via AP)“There was no reason that any person in America — not just a black person — should ever have to bury their 15-year-old child who was doing everything right in life,” Jasmine Crockett, one of the family’s attorneys, said Sunday.Crockett said attorneys filed the lawsuit to preserve the legal rights of the teenager’s father, Odell Edwards. The lawsuit broadly seeks damages for Edwards’ wrongful death, but does not list a specific amount of money. No hearings have been scheduled.Even with the quick action to fire and arrest Oliver, as Edwards’ family and people protesting the shooting had demanded, “people are still nervous and expecting to be disappointed,” Crockett said.“That’s what we expect from our system time and time again,” she said.The day after the shooting, police issued a statement saying the vehicle was reversing toward officers “in an aggressive manner.” Haber would correct that statement Monday after reviewing police video footage, saying the vehicle was actually driving away from the officers when Oliver fired his rifle.Balch Springs’ use of force policy — in line with national recommendations — instructs officers to avoid shooting at moving vehicles unless their lives or others’ are in imminent danger. But the lawsuit says officials had the responsibility to determine whether Oliver knew how to respond.“Oliver’s inadequate training resulted in the death of Edwards,” the lawsuit said.A spokesman for police and an attorney for Oliver, Cindy Stormer, did not return messages Sunday seeking comment on the lawsuit. Sharelast_img read more

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REPEAT Party Politics Texas Edition Ep 7 Special Guest Congressman Gene Green

first_imgAfter announcing he will retire next year, we revisit a special Party Politics, Texas Edition episode with Congressman Gene Green of the 29th Congressional District of Texas.Congressman Green was first elected to Congress in 1992 after having already spent 20 years in the Texas House of Representatives and Senate. Early in his Congressional career, Green was appointed to the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee, which he’s still doing today. Hosts Jay and Brandon ask behind-the-scenes questions about Green’s many years in Washington, plus they ask burning questions about the number of pairs of cowboy boots Green owns, and more.Party Politics is produced by Dacia Clay, Edel Howlin and Laura Lucas. Our audio engineer is Todd Hulslander.  To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Listen X  This article is part of the Party Politics podcast Sharecenter_img – / 8 00:00 /12:36 last_img read more

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